As the country prepares, yet again, to celebrate its glory on the track, JN Bank will be making the dreams of three Jamaicans and their guests come true with all-expense-paid trips to the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, England, August 4-13.The event will be the final World Championship performance for the legendary Usain Bolt, who will run the 100 metres at the meet. The many-time World Championship gold medalist is set to retire following this meet.”This is not just another prize,” remarked Saniah Spencer, JN Bank’s senior manager of marketing and product development.” This could lead to the moment of a lifetime!”No other Jamaican, or any man in the world, has achieved the success and athletic glory that Usain Bolt has in track and field. Therefore, this is a major opportunity to become a part of a very significant aspect of global track and field and international sports history,” Spencer declared.Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, holds the world record in the 100 and 200 metres with a lightning 9.58 in the 100 metres, and 19.19 over 200m.HOW TO QUALIFYSpencer explained that to get an opportunity to win a trip to the World Championships, the lucky JN member will only need to apply for and activate a JN Visa credit card, or transfer their current credit card balance to a JN Visa card.”In addition, they should also make a minimum purchase of $10,000, or its equivalent in US dollars. This includes GCT payments,” explained Spencer.The promotion, which commenced on April 18, will run until June 30.”Track and field is a very important part of our cultural history and our identity as a nation, therefore, we saw this as an international event, which our people should have a chance to witness for themselves,” she added.The company, which for a long time sponsored the Jamaica International Invitational meet and the Eastern Secondary Schools’ Sports Association Championship, has, in recent years, partnered with organisations representing Bolt, including the Racers Track Club. JN Bank will maintain its headline sponsorship of the JN Racers Grand Prix, to be held at the National Stadium, June 10.”While these partnerships have resulted in developing the sport, they have also assisted with developing communities,” Spencer added, underscoring the millions of dollars JN Bank has raised through the JN Foundation’s Heroes Run/Walk for charity, in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation over the past three years.
View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It feels amazing. I was ready to leave on Monday and then they told me I’m in, so I was obviously excited,” Pera said. “I was checking the tickets to fly back. I’m happy I didn’t buy one.”Pera will next play No. 20 Barbora Strycova, who beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-3, 6-4.Also advancing were No. 8 Caroline Garcia and No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska, who next plays Hsieh.Lauren Davis beat Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 and has a potential third-round match against top-ranked Simon Halep, who was playing Eugenie Bouchard later Thursday.Former No. 1-ranked Karolina Pliskova advanced to a third-round match against No. 29 Lucie Safarova.Sam Querrey was the latest of the leading U.S. men eliminated when he lost his second-round match 6-4, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2 to 80th-ranked Marton Fucsovics. No. 8 Jack Sock and No. 16 John Isner went out in the first round.The 13th-seeded Querrey was one of 10 American players — men and women — to reach the second round from the 32 who started the main draws.No. 5 Dominic Thiem rallied from two sets down to defeat 190th-ranked American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. No. 21 Albert Ramos beat another American, wild-card entry Tim Smyczek 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (2).No. 19 Tomas Berdych beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in four sets. Spain’s Garbine Muguruza waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena following her second round loss to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)MELBOURNE, Australia — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza struggled with the heat and Hsieh Su-wei’s game before losing 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Day 4 as the upsets intensified at the Australian Open.No. 3-ranked Muguruza follows Venus Williams and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens out of the tournament in the first week, leaving only three major winners still in the women’s draw — and two of them could meet in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Muguruza had five double-faults, including one to give No. 88-ranked Hsieh a match point, and made 43 unforced errors. She needed a medical time out in the first set, and accidently hit a ball into a line judge in frustration.“She’s definitely a very tricky opponent — today she played well,” said Muguruza, acknowledging that the heat was bothersome but it wasn’t the hottest conditions she’d experienced in Australia. “I could have done things better, but at the end, she deserves to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 32-year-old Hsieh is a former top-ranked doubles player who only had one previous win over a top 10 player and whose career-high singles ranking peaked at 23 in 2013.Considered one of the contenders for the title after Serena Williams opted against defending her Australian title, Muguruza had a troubled preparation. She retired with cramps in the second round at the Brisbane International and withdrew before her quarterfinal at Sydney because of a right thigh injury. 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