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Walcott slams disunity in T&T’s Rio camp

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott has criticised a lack of team spirit and unity within the T&T camp during the just ended games in Brazil. The javelin thrower had to settle for bronze, T&Ts only medal in Rio, after stunning the world in London four years ago when he became the second Trinidadian to win Olympic gold. Walcott threw the javelin a distance of 85.38 metres on Saturday after German Thomas Rohler who won gold with a top throw of 90.30m, while Kenyan Julius Yego took silver with an effort of 88.24m “We did not do so well as a team this year because honestly, for my part, we were not a team. We did not come together as a unit as in 2012,” complained Walcott. “I was young in 2012 and I was one of the younger ones and I saw the gelling of the team, but here it was not like that”. Without calling names, the 23-year-old athlete told reporters “the heads” and not the athletes are the ones to be blamed for the lack of unity in the team this year. Walcott’s comments come as the country’s Chef de Mission Dr Ian Hypolite faces public criticism for his role as an analyst on ESPN during the games. “I would not say it was the athletes, I would have to say it was the heads. You need to be able to understand that for a team to be able to perform properly you need to bring them together,” said Walcott. “It is the environment. When you as a team do not feel everybody is together (it) is like everybody is just concentrating on their own”. Walcott is not due to return to Trinidad and Tobago until early September as a result of two international engagements- the Paris leg of the Diamond League on Saturday before travelling to Zurich in Switzerland to compete on September 1. ‘HEADS’ TO BLAMElast_img read more

Prison escapee Royden Williams aka “smallie” recaptured

first_imgWanted man Royden Williams, also known as Royden Durant and “Smallie”, was recaptured on Monday at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice during an intelligence-led operation.Recaptured: Royden WilliamsReports are that the prison escapee was cornered at a Police road block erected outside the Weldaad Police Station. Guyana Times understands that the escapee, convicted for the Bartica massacre, was being followed by uncover cops.This newspaper was told that Williams had cut off his dread locks in a bid to hide his identity. Following his arrest, Williams was searched but no weapon was found in his possession.Williams was last month in the company of fellow prison escapee Uree Varswyck, also known as Malcolm Gordon, when Police confronted them at Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden. As Joint Services ranks approached their hideout, they opened fire. The ranks returned fire, killing Varswyck in the process. A 9MM pistol with 40 live rounds; a haversack and cloth bag containing medication, a gas mask, military camouflage clothing; toiletries and a cellular phone were found when police went to retrieve Varswyck’s body.Varswyck, Williams and Cobena Stephens, aka OJ, are said to have been the masterminds behind the July 9, 2017 Camp Street Prison fire and escape which left prison officer Odinga Wickham dead.Durant, also called Royden Williams, had been sentenced to death for the Bartica Massacre.last_img read more

RCMP search for woman who was approaching vehicles on the Cecil Lake road

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP are looking for the publics help identifying a woman approaching vehicles on the Cecil Lake road.At approximately 8 p.m. on June 2, the RCMP received a complaint that a female on the Cecil Lake road appeared to be quite distraught.The RCMP say the female was approaching vehicles traveling on the road stating that she was scared. Callers to the RCMP also reported that an older model blue and white Chevrolet pickup was spotted in the area and may have been associated to the female.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP are currently seeking the publics assistance in regards to further information, description or the whereabouts of the female or the truck.You can reach the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to www.crimestoppersnebc.calast_img read more

Neymar scores as Barca beat Man United 1-0

first_imgHe delivered his third goal in two matches in the exhibition tournament as Barcelona handed the English Premiership club their first defeat of the pre-season.After a bright start Manchester United struggled to contain Barcelona’s star duo of Neymar and Lionel Messi.Neymar broke through in the 31st, stripping the ball from Antonio Valencia in the penalty area, turning and finding the net.The goal proved enough to give a second straight victory to new Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United is given a yellow card during their International Champions Cup (ICC) friendly match against Barcelona, at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on July 26, 2017 © AFP / Brendan SmialowskiValverde made sweeping changes to the team that beat Juventus 2-1. Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Nelson Semedo, Sergio Busquets and 19-year-old midfielder Carles Arena were included in the lineup headed by Messi and Neymar.There were eight changes to the Manchester United team that defeated Real Madrid on penalties on Sunday, with captain Michael Carrick, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard the only players to retain their starting spots.It was Manchester United who threatened first, when Rashford’s cross found Romelu Lukaku in the area, but the Belgian couldn’t find the net.Barcelona inexorably took control, and United goalkeeper David de Gea was given plenty of work by Neymar, Messi and Suarez.Messi came close in the 12th minute, his low effort sliding wide.A long-range effort from Lukaku, a fierce blast from Paul Pogba and a curling effort from Rashford all tested Barcelona keeper Jasper Cillessen in the space of minutes.But from there Barcelona dominated. De Gea denied Neymar from close range in the 28th, but had no answer for the Brazilian three minutes later.Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho (L) waches their International Champions Cup (ICC) friendly match against Barcelona, at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on July 26, 2017 © AFP / Brendan SMIALOWSKIValencia had got control of a pass from Messi, but Neymar was there to regain the ball, turning in close quarters and firing past de Gea to the delight of the Barcelona fans among the 82,000-strong crowd at FedExField — home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins.Three minutes before the break de Gea parried Suarez’s scissor-kick to keep it 1-0 to Barcelona at halftime.Both coaches rang the changes at halftime, with Valverde replacing 10 players — only leaving Cillessen in goal.Jose Mourinho made five changes in his Manchester United side, and the second half moved at a slower, less fluent pace.Anthony Martial, Andreas Pereira and Pogba all threatened, but Manchester United were unable to find an equalizer.– Pre-season Clasico –The match was the last of Manchester United’s US tour — which included wins over Real Madrid, Manchester City and Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy.They are due to take on Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday and then Sampdoria in Ireland before facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on August 8.Barcelona, meanwhile will take on Spanish rivals Real Madrid in a pre-season “Clasico” in Miami on Saturday — apparently still uncertain just how long they will have Neymar to rely on.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal during their International Champions Cup (ICC) friendly match against Manchester United, at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on July 26, 2017 © AFP / Brendan SmialowskiWASHINGTON, United States, Jul 27 – Neymar, serene amid a frenzy of transfer speculation, scored the first-half goal that gave Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Wednesday in an International Champions Cup friendly.The Brazilian striker, reportedly pondering a 222-million euro ($256.8 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain, showed why the French club would be willing to pay a world-record price to get him.last_img read more

ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NOTES

first_imgPlease note our rescheduled 5k in the Spring Series is this Sunday 7th April. There will also be a 1k for u-12’s. Registration will be in the Donegal Airport from 10:45am with race starting at 11:45am. There will also be a 1k for primary school children. Entry will be 5 euro for adults and 1 euro for children doing 1k. Post race presentation and refreshments in the Airport.A huge thanks to all who helped out on the car wash day last Saturday. The day was a great success and special thanks to Paul McDevitt for his support and use of facilities.Well done to Noel Diver and Shaun Mc Shane who had great runs in Ballyliffen with Shaun finishing in 4th place in a time of 61.10 and Noel in 6th place in a time of 61.23. Other Rosses and Gweedore athletes to run well were Jonny Wilson in 70.09, Manus Mc Hugh in 70.50, Eugene Mc Cafferty in 72.15, Brendan Mc Bride in 74.32 and well done to Sharon Wilson in finishing under 1 and three quarter hrs. Well done to Breege Ward who completed her first 1/2 marathon in Omagh on Saturday last. Good luck to all our athletes and coaches who will be travelling to Birmingham this weekend to take part in the UK Sportshall Athletics Finals ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NOTES was last modified: April 3rd, 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:athleticsRosses AC noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR BOW OUT OF GAELTACHT FOLLOWING DEFEAT BY GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgOur understrength seniors were defeated in the Gaeltacht on Saturday away to Gaoth Dobhair by 2-09 to 0-06, our reserves face Naomh Muire this weekend in the Junior Gaeltacht. We have a selection of Club Gear for sale in Áislann Chill Chartha. Best of luck to Martin, Paddy and Ryan in the Sigerson Cup semi-final later this week.Underage Under 14 boys training on Monday 15th February in Aislann Chill Chartha at 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Players should wear appropriate indoor gear, gum shield and bring bottle of water with them. Parents should drop child into Áislann and come into Áislann to collect them.Club MembershipRegistration evening this Wednesday in Áislann Chill Chartha from 5-7pm. Club membership for 2016 is now available at the following rates. Adult Playing Members €30, Student Playing Members €20, Adult Members €20, Family Membership (2 adults& Children U18) €40 and Student/Juvenile Members €10. Membership can be paid to Denise McSweeney. Forms are available in The Aislann, for download from our website or from Denise. All Adult members paid up before Mar 31st will be entered into a club draw.Ladies Training Ladies training on Monday evenings from 7-8 pm in Aislann Cill Chartha for anyone 15 years and over who want to play Under 16, Minor and Senior this year. Please make an effort to attend it’s for only 1 hour and this is to get our fitness level up also for any past players or ladies who wish to take part in fitness class, all welcome.Ladies Board Cash for ClubsAnois teacht an EarraighBeidh an lá dúl chun shíneadh Is tar eis na Féile Bríde ardóigh mé mo sheol……..  SPRING IS HERE TIME TO, CLEAR OUT YOUR WARBROBE BRING ALL YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHING WHICH INCLUDES  All Ladies Gents Children’s, all clothing shoes belts bags, hats and also all bed linen and curtains. Bring your bags to Towney GAA rooms any day from now until Saturday 27th February for more details ring: Mary Football 087-6168779 or Caroline Brady 087-2696803. Bags can be collected ring above numbers for details.  Go raibh a mile maith agaibhClub AppWe have passed the 200 members mark on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Lotto There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,230 this week’s numbers were:  9, 15, 24 and 30 winners were: €50 Deirdre Carr, Bavin €30 Neilly Byrne, Curris €20 Bernadett Gillespie, Roalgh and Brid Cormac, Shalway.Club Bingo Jackpot now €6,500!There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,500 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Ann Maguire €85 Bridie O’Gara, Marie Boyle €80 Mary Gallagher, Carmel Lyons €70 Pauline O’Gara, Ann Marie Campbell, Margaret Doherty, Rosha Carr, Eileen Curran and Mary Diver.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAA GAA NEWS: KILCAR BOW OUT OF GAELTACHT FOLLOWING DEFEAT BY GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

FAIR RECOVERY NOT POSSIBLE UNDER FG/LABOUR GOVERNMENT – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said a fair recovery under the current government is not possible.Deputy Pearse DohertyThe Donegal TD said that like all Irish people he is happy to see the economy return to growth.But he added that our focus now must be on making it a fair recovery. “The fact is that such a recovery is not possible under this government.“The government’s austerity policies have not paid off. Instead they deepened and prolonged the recession and made sure that inequality has thrived.“They are presiding over a repossession crisis they facilitated. They have sided with the banks over the people and with the needs of the Troika over the needs of our society.”He added that the current Government have used emigration as a safety valve even going so far as to cut young people’s jobseekers’ allowance to push our young people away. “This is a deeply cynical and unfair government and impressive growth figures cannot change that.“It is time to rebuild our communities and repair our society. Now is not the time for income tax cuts, rather it is time to invest in our public services and to abolish regressive taxes like the Family Home tax and Water Charges.”FAIR RECOVERY NOT POSSIBLE UNDER FG/LABOUR GOVERNMENT – DOHERTY was last modified: March 13th, 2015 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:donegalGovernmentPearse DohertyrecoverySinn Feinlast_img read more

COMMUNITY NEWS: FAREWELL FUN DAY FOR REV AND MRS PURDY

first_imgRev PurdyBruckless/Killaghtee/Dunkineely notes 22.06.15Rev John and Vanessa Purdy are leaving DonegalIt will be very sad to see them go but we want a happy day to remember them by… So we are having a Farewell Funday for the Purdys on 27th June.There will be a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and a Barbecue commencing 2 pm in the Methodist Church grounds and running until 4 pm. The Evening Concert will commence 8pm in the Methodist Church followed by tea in the hall. Hope to see you there!Donations from BBQ and Concert going to Ardara and Dunkineely Methodist Churches, Dunkineely Community Ltd and Ardara Sheltered Housing.We wish them every happiness and fulfilment in their new posting. They will be sadly missed. Bruckless Boat ClubBruckless Boat Club will be holding a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday July 5th after service in the community centre Bruckless.The club is newly reformed this year and we have had a great response from the community. All new members welcome; young and old! There will be a draw on the day with two great prises for families.Proud of you window box or flower bed? Maybe you have a much loved garden? Do you live in the Bruckless, Killaghtee, Inver or Dunkineely area? Then Dunkineely in Bloom is for you!Dunkineely Community Limited (DCL) is running a garden competition in this area.Categories will include:• Best town garden• Best country garden• Best container display• Best business (including bars)Judging will take place on Sunday 5th of July so you have plenty of time!Entry forms are available from the DCL office.Bus Tour Day ExcursionConneely Travel and JIW Tours have organised a one day excursion to Inishowen and Doagh Isle Famine Village on Saturday 4th July. This is a fun, social bus tour outing, with some gentle strolls and a guided tour along the way. The tour will include an outdoor lunch, a3 course meal in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana, and a mystery stop for music and dancing on the way home. For further info, cost and bookings ring Keith on 087-9213200.Depart Tara Hotel Killybegs 9:00am. Depart Dunkineely 9:10am. Depart Mountcharles 9:20am and Depart Donegal Town 9:30am.CoursesDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are planning a six week course in either Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful e.g. furniture) or a Follow-on Interior Design Course with Sile Kelly (the most popular of these two would run).If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible. Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme. ETB Adult Education ServicesThe following courses for adults may be commencing in Donegal Town in the near future.(1) European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Monday & Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pm(2) QQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communications Skills. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.45am to 1.45pm(3) QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies. Thursday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and alternate Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm. (limited places available).(4) QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education. Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 1.45pm and alternate Wednesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. (limited places available).The courses are part-time and are free of charge to any adult with less than upper second level education / have a social welfare payment / have a medical card. Courses are accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and do not affect existing social welfare entitlements. For further information and an application form contact: 074 9725520 or email: siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ieLocal RepresentativeCllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: (087)2062336 Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieLibraryDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a small library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. BorrowCeol agus CraicTraditional music session each Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).COMMUNITY NEWS: FAREWELL FUN DAY FOR REV AND MRS PURDY was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 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:rev John Purdylast_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham line-ups: Defender makes Whites debut, Smith starts

first_imgCentre-back Michael Turner makes his Fulham debut while Matt Smith starts his first match after a 13-goal loan spell at Bristol City. Jazz Richards returns at right-back after a knock and Kostas Stafylidis starts in place of the suspended Fernando Amorebieta.Bryan Ruiz is left out of the squad as Sean Kavanagh also comes in, while Patrick Roberts is on the bench. Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Palmer, Lees, Dielna, Helan; Lee, McGugan, Hutchinson, Maguire; Nuhiu, Keane. Subs: Kirkland, Buxton, Mattock, May, Maghoma, Melo, Vermijl. Fulham: Bettinelli; Richards, Turner, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Hoogland, Parker, Tunnicliffe, Kavanagh; Smith, McCormack. Subs: Kiraly, Bodurov, Fofana, Roberts, Woodrow, Rodallega, Grimmer.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Arcata makes statement in Big 5 race with rout of Fortuna

first_imgFortuna >> In a game that pitted the perennial league champions against a home team that was on a 12-game winning streak, the Arcata Tigers left little doubt as to which team is the one to beat in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Big 5 this season. The Tigers used an 11-2 run to start the second quarter and a 7-0 to begin the second half to cruise to a 60-43 victory over the Fortuna Huskies in a Big 5 first-place match-up on Friday at Fortuna High School.“We came out really prepared. We knew …last_img read more

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