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first_imgDigicelSportsMax2 matches:Saturday, August 89 a.m: Bournmouth vs Aston Villa11 a.m: Chelsea vs Swansea6 p.m: Everton vs Watford9 p.m: Norwich vs Crystal PalaceSunday, August 97:30 a.m: Arsenal vs West Ham10 a.m: Stoke vs Liverpool2 p.m: Newcastle vs Southampton4 p.m: Leicester vs Sunderlandlast_img

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Thompson tuned to run 10.6 in Shanghai

first_img Tomorrow’s schedule WINDY 10.75 July 11, 2015 is the last time Elaine Thompson lost a 100 metres race. That was 22 months ago. It is also amazing. Since that loss – a second-place finish in Madrid – Thompson has literally had her way in the 100m, racking up 15 wins in the event, leading to Rio Olympics and Diamond Race triumph in 2016. Technically, she did fail to finish a race at the start of the 2016 season, but that doesn’t count – details, details. Thompson doesn’t seem to be in the mood to ease her vice-like grip on the event, and her rivals are in for another tough day against the dominating Jamaican, meaning her fans will be in for another treat at tomorrow’s Diamond League stop in Shanghai when she lines up in the short sprint. Another Jamaican Olympic gold medal winner Omar McLeod will also highlight tomorrow’s meet, with the sprint hurdling kingpin arriving in Shanghai looking just as ominous as he ended 2016, when he won nine of his 12 starts in the 110m hurdles. All in all, nine Jamaicans will be in action as the lucrative circuit goes further east following last week’s Doha fireworks. – 6:03 a.m: Men’s 400m Hurdles Annsert White – 6:34 a.m: Women’s 400m Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby Stephenie-Ann McPherson Novlene Williams-Mills – 7:11 a.m: Women’s 100m Elaine Thompson Christania Williams Veronica Campbell-Brown – 7:53 a.m: Men’s 110m Hurdles Omar McLeod Hansle Parchment Thompson’s only 100m time this season was an impressive but windy 10.75 clocked last month. She hasn’t slowed down since, and last week’s commanding 22.19 seconds 200m win in negative wind at the Doha meet tells everyone that she is tuned to run 10.6 seconds in the near future. That could, and I dare say, should, happen here, on a track that produced Carmelita Jeter’s 10.64 run in 2009. American Tori Bowie followed Thompson to the line in the Rio Olympics final, and she will want to score a psychological win over the Jamaican here in what will be her season-opening effort in the 100m. Jamaican veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown started her season with a quick 11.06 – her best time in 11 months and rising talent Christania Williams can make a statement here as well. Tiana Bartoletta (11.08) and Morolake Akinosun (11.10) are the other early season pace-setters expected at the start. As exciting as that women’s 100m is sure to be, in Shanghai – the hometown of former Chinese great Liu Xiang, the 110m hurdles is always the marquee event, and where sprint hurdling is concerned, McLeod is king. A 13.04 seconds clocking at a wet and cold Drake Relays is a good indicator of McLeod’s form heading into this one, but besides the hurdles themselves, there is potential trouble in every lane. Fellow Jamaican Hansle Parchment will be looking to test himself after his pre-Olympics injury; Rio silver medal winner Orlando Ortega should be hoping to improve on his 13.95 seconds season-opening clocking; Sergey Shubenkov is coming back from the cold of suspension and will be eager to make a point; while medal-miner David Oliver and world record holder Aries Merritt will bring power and class to a packed field. Three Jamaicans will feature in the women’s 400m, with Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and veteran Novlene Williams-Mills all securing lanes, while Annsert White will line up in the 400m hurdles event.last_img read more

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Brazil, Europe, China among frontrunners to finance Corentyne Bridge

first_img…as Bouterse laments slothful cooperation progressThe Brazilians, Europeans and Chinese are interested in financing the bridge across the Corentyne River. This revelation was made by visiting Head of State Desi Bouterse, following a working retreat with his Guyanese counterpart on Friday at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana.President David Granger and President Désiré Delano Bouterse being accorded the Guard of Honour Salute at the Eugene F. Correia International AirportThe two met with media operatives and spoke of their meeting which was focused in part on mutual areas of economic concerns.According to Head of State Granger, it is fitting that the two largest Caribbean Community (Caricom) Members continues to meet on areas of mutual cooperation particularly with respect to the economic affairs of the two countries.The visiting Surinamese Head of State told media operatives that the meeting was held in part to create structure for a result based agenda tied to specific timelines.He said the two have agreed on some structural mechanisms with regard to the implementation of agreements had between the two countries.President Désiré Delano Bouterse of Suriname inspecting the Guard of Honour mounted by ranks of the Guyana Defence ForceOn the matter of the construction of the Bridge linking the two countries, Bouterse told media operatives, that there is already in a Memorandum of Understanding inked with China Railway Construction and both Suriname and Guyana.He said there are different financing mechanisms available to the two countries and that opportunities are being explored with China, Brazil and the European Union with regards the financing the bridge.President David Granger and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge in a meeting with President Désiré Delano Bouterse and his Foreign Minister, Ambassador Niermala Badrising at the Marriott HotelBouterse did not make mention of the Islamic Development Bank, which had visited the two countries recently and offered support with the construction of the bridge.Meanwhile, President Granger told media operatives that the meeting centred on the implementation of agreements that were had some time ago.The Guyanese and Surinamese delegation led by President David Granger and President Désiré Delano Bouterse during a plenary session at the Marriott HotelHe reminded that the two had met some time back and among the issues discussed were problems being experienced by Guyanese and Surinamese and the ferry system.Granger said a mechanism has since been created “for expediting the solution to those issues.”Granger was adamant that the meeting was not in fact a talk shop since agreements were had saying “it’s not a talk shop it’s about solving problems.”President Granger revealed too that the economic concerns of the two countries will be put before the ‘cooperation Council’ and that economic matters that may arrive from time to time “will be quickly resolved or brought to the attention of that council.”President Granger said that the two Heads are concerned with the livelihoods of the persons crossing the Corentyne River and that access to the Surinamese airports and its unimpeded access was also discussed as a matter to be expedited.According to President Granger, the structure has been agreed on to expedite the matters related to the mutual cooperation of the two countries particularly as it relates to the transportation sector.Meanwhile Bouterse reminded that in July last, during a meeting between the two Heads of State, discussions were held on matters concerning the environment, tourism, oil exploration and investment among other areas.He told media operatives that it has been six months since those meetings “and we are not very satisfied with what has been done with these issues.”He spoke too of the establishment of special envoys between the two countries in order to meet and expedite issues affecting the two counties and their citizens.last_img read more

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Swamy steers Guyana to 68-run win over Leewards

first_imgLeon Swamy batted Guyana to a 68-run win via the Duckworth/Lewis method over a stunned Leeward Islands side in round two of the CWI Regional Under-17, 50-Over tournament played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad & Tobago.While torrential rains ravaged parts of the country, washing out the other twoLeon Swamysecond- round affairs, Guyana, batting first, made 116-9 in 28 overs, with Swamy smoking 41 from 34 balls, with five fours and a six.Guyana captain and opener Sachin Singh hit 19, while the ever-consistent Nigel Deodat chipped in with 14, as Tariq Newman snapped 4 wickets for 9 runs from six overs, with seamer Jaden Francis chipping in with 2 for16.The clobbering was swift, as Guyana’s start-studded arsenal of bowlers rocked the feeble Leewards, with Silvan Williams (2-9), Dwain Dick (2-16), Deodat (2-7) and Andre Seepersaud (2-10) decimating the opposition for a mere 49 runs.Guyana gained 6.2 points from the win, and an aggregate of 6.6 points after two games. The Leewards, who were second in the standings behind T&T, got 0.4 points and now sit on 6.6 points.In the other games, T&T and Jamaica had to sit and watch the rain fall at the National Cricket Centre (NCC), as play was not possible in Central Trinidad.Each team involved in the washout games got one point. T&T, however, retains the lead, as with the point gained, its aggregate has moved to 7.2 points. Jamaica, which had 0.4 point coming into this game, is now at 1.4.last_img read more

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Shock expect big challenge with title near

first_img“We’ve been there, we were there last year,” said Detroit’s Katie Smith, who scored 22 points to lead the Shock in Game 3. “You have nothing to lose. For them, they have nothing to lose. We are the defending champion. Maybe there is more pressure on us to win.” Laimbeer didn’t want to compare last year’s situation to this year’s team. “I think we are a different team than we were last year in many ways,” he said. “We know we’re expected to be here and we’re expected to be in a position like this in all the series, and so far have done a good job of closing it out. We know how hard it’s going to be, we know how desperate they are going to be. We are going to plan accordingly.” The Mercury shot 5-for-31 from 3-point range Tuesday. “All the pressure is on them – being at home, being in an elimination game,” Detroit’s Deanna Nolan said. “We have to come out and do what we did (Tuesday) night be patient, knock down shots and play Shock basketball.” By The Associated Press PHOENIX – The Detroit Shock know from their own experience that they can take nothing for granted even though they are one victory from their second WNBA championship in a row. An 88-83 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night put Coach Bill Laimbeer’s team up, 2-1, in the best-of-5 series. A win tonight would give the Shock their third title since 2003. Last year, Detroit was down, 2-1, to Sacramento, then won the next two games to take the title. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Judge orders more compo from man who knocked out boxer’s career

first_imgA Judge has ordered a man who KO’d a boxer’s promising career following a vicious attack to pay him more compensation.Dean Hanlon, aged 22, attacked Matthew Hanlon while both were socialising at the Lagoon Bar in Termon, Co Donegal. Matthew Hanlon suffered serious injuries when he was jumped on by Hanlon and another man.As well as swelling and bruising to his left eye, he suffered a fractured nasal bone and a soft tissue injury to his jaw.Matthew Hanlon was due to represent Ulster in a boxing tournament against a team from Boston at the time of the assault in 2015.He revealed the attack on December 20th, 2014, put his boxing career on the ropes.“I had to leave boxing…I withdrew as a result of the injuries,” he told Judge Paul Kelly.“My nose is bent stupid. I have anxiety and depression and I had a fractured jaw and cheekbone.”Photos of the injuries suffered by Matthew Hanlon were handed to the Judge.Gardai said that ‘a number of words’ were exchanged before the injured party was assaulted with a ‘punch on the head and body’.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had already paid €600 of €1,000 compensation recommended by the court.Hanlon, of Dooen, Newmills, Letterkenny, then appeared in court with his mother and the balance of the initial compensation was paid.“He is remorseful,” Mr Gallagher said.Judge Kelly previously said the offer was an ‘insult’ to Matthew Hanlon and that Dean Hanlon should have ‘known better’ than to interject in such a manner.He adjourned the case until November 26th to see what other proposals could be made by Hanlon to his victim.Judge orders more compo from man who knocked out boxer’s career was last modified: October 23rd, 2018 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL JOCKEY MARTIN HARLEY CROWNED APPRENTICE CHAMPION

first_imgDONEGAL jockey Martin Harley was formally crowned UK Champion Apprentice jockey today.He already knew yesterday he had taken the champion apprentice prize before heading to Doncaster today, beating Kieran O’Neill to the honours.“I’ve had a fabulous year and it was great to be able to come here today with no pressure,” said Trentagh jockey Martin. “It’s been a ding-dong battle all year with Kieran and it became a bit of a scrap towards the end and it was a relief to come out on top.”Paul Hanagan was crowned Champion Jockey – but there’s no doubt Harley wants to follow in those footsteps.Khalid Abdullah was crowned champion owner while Richard Hannon was again the leading trainer.Below is a profile article on Martin Harley from earlier this year> https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/07/09/how-donegal-jockey-landed-job-with-football-legend/Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL JOCKEY MARTIN HARLEY CROWNED APPRENTICE CHAMPION was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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:CHAMPION APPRENTICE JOCKEY 2011Martin Harleylast_img read more

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TWO MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN DONEGAL GARDA BURGLARY CRACKDOWN

first_imgGARDAI have arrested TWO more burglary suspects as part of an extensive county-wide crackdown on thieves.It follows a number of burglaries in the Rock area of Ballyshannon.The suspects – a man and a woman both aged 19 and from Co Fermanagh – have been charged with numerous offences relating to the theft of two Quad bikes.  TWO MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN DONEGAL GARDA BURGLARY CRACKDOWN was last modified: January 18th, 2013 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:TWO MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN DONEGAL GARDA BURGLARY CRACKDOWNlast_img read more

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Karma police: Give notice

first_imgDear Leslie, Boy do I have to argue with your column encouraging employees to give two weeks notice when they quit. First, in today’s job market employees are not valued as they once used to be. Second, employers become upset with employees most of the time when they give two weeks notice. Case in point, my boss owns a small company that employs 20 people, half of whom are seasonal workers. A few weeks ago one long-term employee gave notice, prompting the boss to tell him, “Don’t bother, leave right now!” Employers view two weeks notice in today’s job market as a betrayal and respond accordingly. Dear Reader, I can only hope that the people you know who gave notice were planning to quit because they had a better alternative in place. Employers who do not recognize their employees’ good intentions generally get what they deserve: a hard time functioning without the employees they lose and difficulty finding high quality replacements. Dear Leslie, I truly appreciated your article about the value of reading to your career and the references of books to read. As of this date I have read “The Glass Castle” and “Old Man in a Baseball Cap.” I have just obtained “Work: A Story of Experience” and am still on hold at the library for “The Bones.” Apparently a lot of people read your article. It has piqued my interest in reading, and when I finish reading the books my mom, my sister and her husband have been reading them. Just wanted to say thanks. Dear Reader, It’s not often that I get a thank-you note, and it made me feel great. But I’m printing your letter primarily to remind readers of how important it is to take a minute or two to pen a short paragraph of thanks to people who have given you a good tip, helped you make a connection or in any way moved you a step closer to your goals. Hallmark says that sales of thank-you notes have increased over the past seven years, both for professional and personal use, and for good reason. Giving others a good feeling always pays off, and sometimes handsomely. Leslie Whitaker is co-author of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating.” Write her at goodgirls@contentthatworks.com. 160Want 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The owner of a veterinary practice I know is just as bad. God forbid if you take off time because you have the flu or a nasty cold, let alone if you are told you need surgical intervention to restore your good health. Once after returning to work from major surgery, an employee had his 40-hour work week with overtime cut back to 28 hours a week! Then the boss decided to shift his schedule to afternoon and evening hours so if emergencies occur, guess who stays? This employer is running the staff into the ground with extremely long hours, a heavy caseload of scheduled appointments and not one single break, except for a lousy 30 minutes for lunch. The staff is burning out and employees are constantly sick. Third, I have seen similar things happen to three different people inthe last two months, ranging from construction workers to police officers. How can you justify giving a two weeks notice when it causes immediate retaliation? last_img read more

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DONEGAL’S FISHERMEN MOVE FORWARD WITH MEETING ON FUTURE OF INDUSTRY

first_imgA meeting of Donegal’s island fishermen was held today on Arranmore Island to discuss sustainability of the industry and ideas for moving forward in the sector.Jerry Early called a meeting on Arranmore Island for Donegal Island Fishermen.The meeting came in the wake of a recent report by the Joint Sub-Committee on Fisheries which looked at promoting sustainable rural coastal and island communities.The meeting which seen up to 50 fishermen in attendance from different Donegal islands was called by an action group made up of people who work in the industry which had formed several years ago following a ban on salmon fishing having a detrimental effect on the coastal communities of Donegal. Speaking following the meeting, spokesperson for the group and Arranmore Islander Jerry Early said he was very heartened by both todays meeting and the report by the Joint Sub-Committee on Fisheries.“Todays turnout at the meeting just goes to show the passion with which the fishing communities on Donegals islands have for what is not only their industry but their way of life. Their support to protect it and indeed see it grow shows that we can have great hope for the future and the content of the recent report by the Joint Sub-Committee gives us great hope for the future” Mr Early said.The meeting, held in Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh and which went through the contents of the report seen much positive interaction from those attending and the topics discussed ranged from making the industry sustainable to safety.The meeting also discussed ways of moving forward and from that it was decided that the group would form to become an organisation so that Donegals native islanders and people living on the islands who had an interest in the fishing industry could join together and work for their common goal. “Following on from the report we are very positive that the government and the EU have an interest in seeing our communities survive now” Mr Early said.“The ban on salmon fishing has had a huge and negative effect on the islands communities and has caused both job losses and the forced emigration of our youth in search of work who in the past would have stayed at home and made a living from fishing.“It means a lot to us that the report acknowledges that the decisions in the past made by our governments in relation to fishing have had a detrimental effect on Donegals islands and we appreciate the fact that the authors of the report seem willing to help us re-bulid our communities once more.“The islands fishermen have always known the importance of how marine protection and sustainability of our industry go hand in hand and we are glad that the report also acknowledges that our community organising within itself to make that sustainability happen is the way forward.“The report has come from the continued efforts of those in our community who have fought long and hard for several years for the government to recognise us and our requirements for survival. It has been a long hard road of meetings, both at local, national and European level. “It has involved many people, not just the fishermen, but supporters within our communities and everyone from those who made space available to us to have meetings and those who simply showed up to make tea and show support. But despite many knock backs and dark days everyone stuck with it and we now see a light at the end of the tunnel.”Concluding, speaking of the new organisation called ‘Donegal Islands Marine Resource Organisation’ (DIMRO) Mr Early said “DIMRO, the organisation of Donegals island fishermen we have formed, will continue on now to build our industry back up and continue to fight for the rights of our fishermen, their families and communities and we hope that other fishing communities will follow suit and if so we really look forward to engaging with them also and building and even bigger support base for the fishing industry and ensuring the sustainability of that industry and our marine resources.”DONEGAL’S FISHERMEN MOVE FORWARD WITH MEETING ON FUTURE OF INDUSTRY was last modified: February 23rd, 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:donegalisland fishermenlast_img read more

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