Powell creates history in Croatia

first_imgZAGRED, Croatia (CMC):Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has become the first athlete in history to run sub-10 seconds in a 100-metre race over 100 times.Powell, a former 100 metres world record holder, achieved the historic feat by posting 9.96 seconds to win the event at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, yesterday.He ran sub 10 seconds for the 101st time, to finish ahead of American Mike Rodgers, who was timed at 10.10 seconds, and Ramil Guliyev of Turkey, who was third in 10.18 seconds. Veteran Caribbean sprinter Kim Collins of St Kitts & Nevis was fourth in 10.31.Powell was the most outstanding Caribbean athlete on display as the region bagged a number of bronze medals from field and track events.In the women’s 100 metres, Jamaica’s Simone Facey clocked 11.25 seconds to finish third behind American Candyce McGrone (11.10). CÙte d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josse Ta Lou was second in 11:17. Sherone Simpson, also from Jamaica, placed fifth in 11.37 seconds, while Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett was seventh.Jamaica also picked up another two bronze medals, as Novlene Williams-Mills placed third in the women’s 400 metres, posting a time of 51.81, while Andrew Riley was also third in the 110 metres hurdles, in 13.52, behind Sergey Shubenkov of Russia, who won in 13.11 and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France (13.50).last_img read more

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PVL: UP sends San Sebastian crashing to fourth straight loss

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines got its second win at the expense of woeful San Sebastian, 25-15, 25-13, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona – reports Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Lady Maroons improved to a 2-1 record to get to the fourth seed in the tournament while the Lady Stags remained at the cellar with a 0-4 card.Lorie Bernardo and Marian Buitre had 10 points apiece to lead UP while Ayel Estrañero and Isa Molde combined for 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UP took advantage of San Sebastian’s sloppy offense, which produced just 17 kills, to the tune of 30 points off the Lady Stags’ errors.The Lady Maroons, on their part, had 33 kills and nine aces. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img Joyce Sta. Rita had seven points for the Lady Stags.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Donamisports, LFA to Collaborate on Grassroots Soccer

first_imgDonamisports and the Liberia Football Association have agreed to work together to develop grassroots soccer, preliminary discussions between the two groups concluded yesterday.Representing Donamisports, a United States based not for profit organization that provides support to kids’ soccer, Doc Lawson, its president said the agreement with the LFA will provide another level for the development of youth soccer in the country.“We take kids from three years and up to eleven and fourteen in our network and expose them to play at that level in their communities. After that the LFA will take charge of them,” Doc Lawson told the Daily Observer yesterday after the meeting at the headquarters of the Liberia Football Association.He said Donamisports, along with Liberia YMCA has community volunteers that ensure the effective organization of its programs.“We conclude programs for kids from 6 to the 12 with Under 11 and Under 14 games in communities in West Point, New Kru Town, Capitol By Pass, Clara Town and others in Kakata, Harbel and Gbarnga,” he noted.He told LFA technical director Henry Browne that Donamisports will expand its outreach to Lofa, Maryland, Nimba, Grand Kru and Grand Gedeh next year.“We expect to work with 20,000 kids or more and at the end of the program we also intend to host all-stars competition with players coming from all the areas that we will host our games,” Lawson said.He noted that it is after the all-star competition that he expects the LFA to take over the program so that he would return to re-organize for the following year another groups of kids from the grassroots.Though it could take around USD3,000 for the all-star competition to bring winners to converge at the Antoinette Tubman, Lawson said his outfit could cover half of the expenses and let the LFA to cover the other half.He noted that USD100,000 is spent by his outfit, including sports equipment, for his program throughout the communities.Responding, technical director Browne commended Donamisports for the grassroots nature of the program and said it would complement LFA’s interest to grow youth football throughout the country.“We will then be able to have a pathway for kids to grow in their understanding of the game,” he said.Browne said the LFA is excited about the program and after initial proposal is drawn up would forward it to the LFA’s executive committee for consideration.“We want to thank Donamisports for this wonderful idea and I think it will help move our youth football program forward,” Browne said.It may be recalled that Donamisports/YMCA completed an Under 14 soccer tournament, selected an all-star team intended to have participated in the 2014 Dallas Cup tournament in the United States, but was called off due to the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia.Meanwhile, the special soccer and kickball tournaments organized in the Township of West Point to honor Doc Lawson will conclude on Sunday at the Dosa field.Participating teams include U-11 and U-12 categories and Doc Lawson is expected to make presentations of trophies and other awards to the winners on Sunday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Federer gets bragging rights over Serena

first_imgWith 43 Grand Slam singles titles (Williams 23, Federer 20) and more than US$200 million in prize money between them, the two 37-year-olds had welcomed the chance to face each other on the court in an official match for the first time.As it turned out, the tie was decided by the mixed doubles, after both Federer and Williams won their earlier singles matches.A capacity crowd of 14,064 turned out for the tie, and they saw Federer and Bencic largely capitalise on the mixed doubles inexperience of Williams’ teammate, Francis Tiafoe, to clinch the deciding rubber under the Fast4 format, 4-2, 4-3 (5/3).Williams, who seemed to be troubled by her right shoulder during the match but said it wasn’t a concern, was disappointed her doubles experience didn’t give the Americans the edge.However, even a rare defeat couldn’t take the gloss off the experience of facing Federer for the first, and almost certainly the only, time.“I was so excited and literally it was the match of my career,” she said.“Playing someone so great and that you admire so much in a match that actually means something.“It is really great and special to go against the greatest of all time.”Federer said he was thrilled to play against one of the few players with more Grand Slam titles.“I really enjoyed playing against Serena, what an honour and pleasure,” he said.“I was nervous returning because people talk about her serve so much.“It was great fun, she is a great champion, you see how focussed and determined she is and I love that about her.”The pair posed together for a selfie after the match.– ‘Great start to season’ –In his singles match, Federer scored successive wins to start the new season with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 victory over Frances Tiafoe.The world number three was challenged early by the 39th-ranked American, but then secured the first set with a break in the 10th game.Federer won seven games in succession and eight of the last nine as Tiafoe dropped away.It was another encouraging performance from Federer as he builds his preparation for the upcoming Australian Open in Melbourne, where he will be looking to win a third successive title and seventh overall.“It’s been a great start to the season for me, I found a way and I have to be happy right now,” Federer said.“It’s about staying fit and healthy and managing the game day by day.”Williams raced to an early 3-0 lead against Bencic, but then lost her way as the Swiss number 54 gained successive breaks of serve to secure the first set.Although the American was hitting more winners, she was also making more errors and looked in trouble until she broke Bencic in the 10th game to take the set and level the match.An early break in the final set to Williams was crucial as she used her big serve to hold Bencic at bay and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.“It was definitely a relief,” Williams said of the result.“She played really well but I knew I could play better.”If Switzerland beats Greece on Thursday they will be through to the final, where they will defend the title they won last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The pair posed together for a selfie after the match © AFP / TONY ASHBYPERTH, Australia, Jan 1 – Roger Federer took the honours in the much-anticipated mixed doubles clash with fellow great Serena Williams in what the latter described as the “match of her career” at the Hopman Cup in Perth Tuesday.In the biggest mixed doubles drawcard in the 31-year history of the tournament, in what is expected to be its final edition, Federer teamed with Belinda Bencic to win the match in straight sets under the Fast4 format and win the Group B tie for Switzerland.last_img read more

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Lions roam this playground

first_img“We made a commitment to spend $23,000 this year, and another $23,000 next year,” Lions member and past president Doug Lopez said. Lopez said the Lions Club typically gives about $2,500 to the school each year, but has recently been unusually successful in drawing in funds, raising more than $100,000 last year. According to Lopez, the $23,000 the Lions spent on the project covered what would normally cost more than $40,000, because one Lions member specializes in building playgrounds and did much of the work at cost. The playground presented special challenges to builders struggling to accommodate kids with special needs. Plastic play equipment cannot be used on the playground because static electricity interferes with equipment the children use to hear. Metal slides must be used, and a canopy was needed to keep the surface cool. The Lions placed a canopy over a wooden play area, painted it in bright colors, and attached periscopes, steering wheels and a listening tube to it. They also created new storage sheds for emergency supplies and sports equipment. “They’re thrilled,” Roche said of the children. “They’re just beside themselves.” Ramon Mora, 11, said he likes to play tetherball and use the periscope on the refurbished play area. “I like playing in the park, and climbing up and down,” Ramon said. Dylan Hernandez, 9, said he also enjoys the new playground and looks forward to his time there. “I think it’s cool,” Dylan said. “I like it because it’s so colorful, and I like to go on the slide because of the canopy. Now it’s not so hot.” Dylan said he watched the Lions working on stretching the canopy over the play area ground and asked questions while they worked. “They were nice,” Dylan said. “They show you stuff.” Brennan Ackerman, 7, said he especially likes the new play surface, which stays cooler than asphalt. “It’s kind of soft and bouncy,” Brennan said. Roche said the playground would never have been possible without the Lions. “We tried to be good stewards with it by fixing it and maintaining it when we can, but we just don’t have the resources to do it,” Roche said. “We feel very blessed by them.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe children are given hearing aids and implants to help them use what hearing they have. The goal of the school is to reintegrate kids into mainstream education. The school is private, however, and supervisors struggle to give the children play equipment as well as a quality education. “We don’t have access to newer playground equipment,” Roche said. “We don’t have newer things and nicer things, which is unfortunate because we’ve always taught them that they’re just like everyone else.” Roche said the playground had not been renovated in 25 years, and the sand base in which it was planted was problematic for students, who wear hearing aids and implants that can be damaged by dust. The Lions Club, which has supported the school with small, annual donations, approached the school about finishing a larger project for them. WHITTIER – At the Oralingua School of the Hearing Impaired, deaf children are taught to listen and speak just like any other youngster. But until last week, the play equipment was just not like other schools’. The dilapidated playground, some of it unusable, was repaired and improved by the Whittier Host Lions Club, which installed $40,000 in new equipment. “They gave our children something that they’ve never had before,” said school director Elisa Roche. “They gave our children a beautiful and safe place to play and, every day, we as a school reap those benefits.” Roche said the school teaches about 60 students ranging in age from 2 weeks to 11 years. last_img read more

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JUDGE AGAIN ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT ON MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS

first_imgA Judge has again ordered a psychiatric assessment on a Co Donegal man charged with the murders of his parents.Julian Cuddihy arrives in court in Letterkenny this morning. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Carndonagh man Julian Cuddihy, 42, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning. He had been remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison after appearing at Ballyshannon District Court last Friday night last.At that sitting Judge Kevin Kilrane asked to have the accused psychologically assessed as soon as was practicably possible.However when he appeared this morning, his solicitor Ray Lannon said this had not taken place yet.Judge Paul Kelly asked what the reason for the delay was.He was told by Mr Lannon that Castlerea Prison does not have the facility to have a psychiatric assessment.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said a Dr Kennedy from the Central Mental Hospital had contacted Castlerea Prison describing it as “a work in progress.”Judge Paul Kelly then ordered Mr Cuddihy to be remanded in custody to appear at Harristown Court on Friday week, November 7th.Cuddihy waved and greeted relatives when he arrived in the court but did not speak during the brief hearing.He is charged with two counts of murder at Churchtown, Carndonagh in or around Octber 22nd.It follows an incident in which both his parents, Jimmy, 77, and Kathleen, 73, were found dead at their home on Thursday morning last.Hundrds of people turned up for the popular couple’s funerals in Carndonagh yesterday.Among the items found as part of the Garda investigation was an axe.JUDGE AGAIN ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT ON MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtJUDGEJulian Cuddihymurderlast_img read more

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ANTI-SPEED CAMPAIGN: ‘THE DAY I WAS TOLD I’D NEVER WALK AGAIN’

first_imgA WOMAN left in a wheelchair after a car crash in Co Donegal is to feature on new TV adverts in the North in a bid to highlight road safetyMelissa from Derry, tells the story of how she was injured in an accident in Letterkenny.It was the one and only time she never wore a seatbelt while in the car. Melissa was 19 when she was in the car crash in Letterkenny in June 2002. The three other people who were wearing seat-belts sustained no serious injuries.She injured her spine and has been left a paraplegic for life. She is dependent on carers who visit her home three times a day.Melissa said: “The worst day of my life was when I was told – Melissa, you’ll never walk again.”The advert is one of four being broadcast in the North until the end of February.   ANTI-SPEED CAMPAIGN: ‘THE DAY I WAS TOLD I’D NEVER WALK AGAIN’ was last modified: January 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:road safety campaignlast_img read more

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WINDFARM GROUP WELCOMES REVIEW ON NOISE GUIDELINES

first_imgThe Glenties Windfarm Information Group has cautiously welcomed the public call for submissions as part of the review of the Wind Energy Guidelines (2006).The review is focused upon creating adequate safeguards to mitigate against the negative impact of noise and shadow-flicker from windfarms on neighbouring properties and homes.Spokesperson for the Glenties group, Mr. Ernan O’Donnell said noise and shadow-flicker are issues of particular concern to our members and formed a significant element of our submissions to the Straboy oral hearing last October. “The expert evidence of Dr. Christopher Hanning, on noise and health and Mr. Dick Bowdler, on noise assessment provided at that time clearly demonstrate the failings of the current guidelines to protect public health and underline the inability of local authorities, including Donegal County Council, to adequately assess the noise impacts of windfarm developments,” he said.He added these issues are compounded by the increasing size of turbines and the encroachment of proposed windfarm developments closer to residential areas.Mr. O’Donnell pointed to the recent Donegal County Council decision to grant permission for sixteen, almost 500ft (152m) turbines at Newmills, outside Letterkenny as such an example. Our group is being contacted, almost daily, by new windfarm neighbours seeking our support on how to effectively appeal against such decisions, he confirmed.The Glenties group also point to the incredible decision of Donegal County Council to eliminate the 500m setback distance between individual turbines and homes in the revised, Donegal County Development Plan – 2012-18. This decision was taken at a council meeting, in June 2012, following a proposal from Cllr. Terence Slowey, and despite almost half of the public submissions received on the revised plan requesting that a 2km setback be adopted in line with international best practice.Mr. O’Donnell advised that the group have learned lessons from that process and are currently preparing their submission but he did raise concerns regarding the short time-frame for the acceptance of submissions by the Department, which closes on 15 February 2013.   WINDFARM GROUP WELCOMES REVIEW ON NOISE GUIDELINES was last modified: February 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUPlast_img read more

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HANDLING OF FISHER AFFAIR NOT IN BEST INTEREST OF FIANNA FAIL – BROGAN

first_imgCouncillor Ciaran Brogan has admitted that the handling of the Victor Fisher affair has not been in the best interest of the Fianna Fail party locally.Councillor Victor FisherDefending the former Lord Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Brogan said the local businessman’s loyalty to Fianna Fail could never be questioned.Cllr Fisher quit the party he has served for more than 40 years after Fianna Fail failed to select his son to stand in the forthcoming local elections. Cllr Brogan admitted to Donegal Daily “It is disappointing the way it has happened and it has not been in the best interest of the Fianna Fail party.“I feel strongly about this and my position is crystal clear on it.“It could have been handled better and I will say that publicly.“Victor Fisher’s loyalty to Fianna Fail never swayed and for many people he was the public face of the party on the Main Street. “I would have worked closely with him and I genuinely feel for him.”Councillor Brogan spoke out after Fisher resigned from the party when they failed to select his son David to run in the forthcoming local elections.He claims he was shafted by the Fianna Fail party and is now considering standing as an Independent himself.The four candidates to stand for Fianna Fail in the Letterkenny/Milford electoral area are Ciaran Brogan, Liam Blaney, John Watson and James Pat McDaid. HANDLING OF FISHER AFFAIR NOT IN BEST INTEREST OF FIANNA FAIL – BROGAN was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Ciaran BroganClr Victor Fisherfianna faillast_img read more

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STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE

first_imgESB Networks staff have re-connected thousands of homes to the grid today.More than 2,500 homes in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough have had power restored.However a number of outages are still being worked on. They are as follows:Glenties – 64 customers – due back on at 6pmDungloe – 15 customers – due back on by 6pmAranmore Island – 171 customers – due back on by 6.30pm Burtonport area – 315 customers – due back on by 6pmMagheraroarty – 117 – due back on around 3pmCreeslough area – 39 customers – due back on at 5.45pmMilford area – 11 customers – due back on at 6pmCullion area – 13 customers – due back on at 6pm Buncrana/Cockhill – 33 customers – due back on at 6pmIf you know someone affected by the above outages, you should try to let them know by text or phone if possible.STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal weatherSTORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATElast_img read more

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