Friday, 10 August 2012

TALK OF THE TOWN: What People Are Talking About Right Now

Dear Waggonists, Usain Bolt has a message for you: You’re not fooling him. “Big up to my true fans, not the waggonists. The ones who still supported me even when I lost,” said the double Olympic champion during an interview with a Caribbean TV reporter following his golden run in the 200M on Thursday. The man is calling it as he sees it. #TeamBolt
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Still in London, 800M runner Kenia Sinclair recently took to her Facebook page to vent that non-medalling athletes in the #TeamJamaica camp are being ignored. She went on to point out that in particular hurdler Melaine Walker, who failed to make the 400M finals, is being ostracized. Sigh. Frankly, I feel that the whole Melaine Walker case is in a category all by itself because people just don’t have the stomach for her nonchalant attitude. Walker’s post-race interview still have folks scratching their heads days later. As for Powell and Gonzales, I humbly plead the fifth.
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Elsewhere, CVM TV is on the hunt for a new CEO because the recently-installed one, Al Edwards, has tendered his resignation with immediate effect. Edwards made the announcement on Thursday during an emergency staff meeting, days after he reportedly reprimanded a staffer from the sports department in full view of onlookers. In his previous life, Al served as editor of the Observer’s Caribbean Business Report.
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What’s hot right now: Winning a medal at the Olympics

What’s not: Increasing the price of someone’s favourite magazine from $580 to $700. I’m just saying.





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2 comments:

  1. Yes, Ms. Walker's interview was indeed puzzling. She is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, as someone said.
    I think it doesn't always work when a journalist becomes a manager. It's a whole different ballgame. I'm sorry about Al.
    As for Mr. Bolt, I think he is talking to the press a bit too much. Calm down nuh, Usain.

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  2. If Melaine had an issue with someone in management at the camp, spiting ur country by jogging is not the way to go. dats pure pettiness. a so me see it!

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