BREAKING: Andre Russell gets one-year ban

first_imgJamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been slapped with a one year ban by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after breaching the World Anti-doping Agency code by being negligent about filing his whereabouts. Russell, failed to file his whereabouts form on three occasions in 2015, which under WADA rules equate to one failed doping test.  The sentence was handed down at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Tuesday morninglast_img

Hornets beat Jazz despite an off night from Howard

first_imgCharlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, left, talks with Dwight Howard, right, during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With Dwight Howard struggling with his shot and a tough back-to-back looming, the Charlotte Hornets needed a bit of variety on offense against the Utah Jazz.Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead the Hornets to their fourth victory in six games, 99-88 on Friday night. Six players scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dinwiddie takes charge in closing seconds, Nets beat Hawks Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “I think our defense was really good in the fourth quarter,” said Howard, who last was held in single digits Dec. 31 (four points at Los Angeles Clippers). “Marvin hit some big 3s, got a big cut to the basket and we got a good win. We needed it, especially after last game.”Batum and Jeremy Lamb added 11 points apiece for Charlotte, which lost to Dallas 115-111 on Wednesday to start a three-game homestand.Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points for Utah, which has lost 14 of 19. Rodney Hood added 15 and fellow reserve Royce O’Neale 11 for the Jazz, who had been 10-3 when holding opponents to 100 points or fewer.Mitchell, a rookie who scored a career-best 41 in a win last Friday against New Orleans, had 22 points at halftime on 7-of-12 shooting. Charlotte limited him to 3-of-8 shooting the rest of the way.“We’ve tried to not put a ceiling on him one way or the other,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of Mitchell. “Just focus on day-to-day what he’s doing. From that standpoint, he continues to get better. He struggled late in a playmaking position, so he’s figuring things out.”ADVERTISEMENT “We had a post-up game, we had a pick-and-roll game, we had a catch-and-shoot game,” said Hornets associate head coach Stephen Silas. “Nic (Batum) got going early, and we’ve been talking a lot.”Marvin Williams scored 15 and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 12 for Charlotte, which won despite an off night for Howard, who scored just two first-half points. Howard finished with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting. He also went 4 for 10 from the foul line and led the team with 13 rebounds.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 folkCharlotte will go for a season sweep of the Thunder at home on Saturday. The Hornets won at Oklahoma City 116-103 on Dec. 11.Jeremy Lamb’s basket with 5:20 left gave Charlotte an 87-85 lead, part of a 14-3 run to end the game. Jazz: Host Pacers on Monday night.Hornets: Host Thunder on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSJazz: Forward Thabo Sefolosha left the game with a knee injury in the second period. … Rudy Gobert missed his 13th consecutive game (knee). . Utah had won seven of the past 10 matchups with Charlotte.Hornets: Charlotte has had five different leading scorers in its past 11 games. … Walker opened 4 for 4 on 3-pointers before missing his last two.CLIFFORD RETURNSHornets coach Steve Clifford will rejoin the team for practice on Tuesday. Clifford, who left the team Dec. 6 because of health reasons, will coach the Hornets Wednesday against Washington. He spoke with his team on Friday.“It’s great news,” Batum said. “I called him right away and talked to him. It’s good to know he’s coming back, and it’s good to know he’s getting better. He’s been out a few weeks, and it could be scary (to be sick), but the most important thing right now is his health.”ROAD WOES CONTINUEUtah finished an Eastern road swing 1-4, and the loss to Charlotte Friday was the only one by double digits.“That’s always there,” Snyder said of his team’s energy level late. “You have to figure it out. I thought we fought through it. Defensively we didn’t have a ton of life, but I thought our bench gave us a big lift when (Hood and O’Neale) came in.”UP NEXTlast_img read more

A manageable oil and gas formula for a better economy

first_imgDear Editor,Our new-found oil and gas resources should not be used as bargaining chips by any political party. The revenue from these resources belong to all of Guyana and we should work assiduously to ensure equitable access via programmes that would improve the livelihood of all Guyanese, thereby, bringing the largest possible percentage of our citizens to a level playing field.Socialism should be repudiated, since the regression to any situation where we are dependent on any Government for our livelihood will create a mentality of dependency and invalidate the efforts of those that position themselves via commitment and hard work. It’s like giving prizes to the last place participant in a race.What is more manageable and will prove fruitful is a scenario where policies and programmes are designed to provide training programmes on tertiary and vocational levels at zero cost thereby, upgrading our workforceAlso, there needs to be easier access to funding for entrepreneurs with viable business models, since it’s proven that the middle class and small businesses do, in fact, drive a developed/developing economy.The final perspective is that Government and political players should not have unlimited access and control to revenue from oil resources. Their capacity to spend should be limited to a prescribed amount on 5-year projections where the access is determined for the lifetime of their political cycle. And the balance of these revenues should be over watched by an independent, qualified body with several layers of over watch and scrutiny.This is one of the only viable formulas for long-term success and growth of our new oil and gas Industry. God bless Guyana.Sincerely,Ranfred Williamslast_img read more

Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training

first_imgHe took part in his first training session since the injury, going through a range of warm-up exercises with his teammates.Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela said Salah “participated in part of the training with the team and completed the other part alone”.Team director Ihab Lahita was cagey about his progress, saying there was no guarantee Salah will play in Egypt’s Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday.“There’s a good degree of progress but no definitive decision on whether he takes part, as we are following his case day by day,” he told reporters.Salah’s World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the Champions League final in tears after Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.But such has been his form for Liverpool, with 44 goals in all competitions this season, that he was included in the Egypt squad simply on the off-chance he could play.Egypt forward Mohamed Salah (L) takes part in a training session at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny on June 12, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup © AFP / Karim JAAFAROn May 30, Egypt officials said Salah would be out for “not more” than three weeks, which would rule him out of the Uruguay match but put him in the frame for Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.Egypt’s doctor said over the weekend that Salah would not play “unless he has totally recovered”.The player sat out Egypt’s first training session after arriving in Russia but was optimistic about his prospects.“I’m excited. God willing I’m well-prepared and things are going well and my morale is high,” he told AFP on Sunday.Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has expressed hope that Salah will play against the South Americans, saying he wants to play against the best at football’s showpiece tournament.“I like the best players to play, I train with the best and I want the best players to play,” he said.Salah is regarded as a contender for the Ballon d’Or, alongside Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar of Brazil.jach/ns/jw0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt forward Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny on June 12, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup © AFP / Karim JAAFARGrozny, Russian Federation, Jun 13 – Mohamed Salah gave Egypt’s World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base.The Pharaohs’ superstar was sidelined after suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26, casting doubt on his World Cup participation.last_img read more

Chelsea to rival Manchester United for signature of ‘next Neymar’

first_imgChelsea have joined Manchester United in expressing an interest in new Brazilian sensation Kenedy.The 19-year-old has been dubbed the next Neymar after a series of eye-catching displays for Brazilian side Fluminense this season, with Europe’s big hitters now unsurprisingly monitoring his progress.Serie A giants Inter and AC Milan are known admirers, with the former reportedly lodging a £6m bid already, and, according to Globo Esporte, Chelsea are rivalling United for the player’s signature.Fluminense are aware that they will struggle to hold onto their prized asset and will reportedly sell for a fee in the region of £7m. Kenedy 1last_img read more

VIEWPOINT: WHY POLITICIANS NEED TO LISTEN TO DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE

first_imgDonegal businessman James Arnold cares about the future of the county where he lives. He may be successful in his own right but the road ahead keeps him awake at night. In an article specially written for Donegal Daily, the recruitment specialist offers his thoughts on how Donegal and the north-west can emerge from the recession a much stronger and vibrant place.Donegal businessman James Arnold.Happiness is a North West called Hamlet!This year two important people in Ireland said two very important things which should wake up and resound a voice all over the North West of Ireland. Pearse Doherty the Sinn Fein TD said “Donegal has the highest rate of unemployment in Ireland at twice the state average, the lowest disposable income and youth unemployment is almost at 50%.”. This is true!SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood said concerning Derry and Strabane, that the latest claimant levels were bleak and needed addressing. “These figures illustrate once again that Derry and its surrounds are facing serious economic difficulties and the Executive, Invest NI seem ambivalent to this. They constantly tell us they are working very hard to deliver for Derry and the North West on the economic promise since the Peace Process, but every time these figures are released Derry and its proximity is at the wrong end of the league table.”Now! How do we fix this?Politicians need business people to fix it! An economic accord!A new initiative!An exciting new North West accord by collectivism!If Peter Robinson MP – the First Minister… Or if Martin McGuiness – the deputy First minister and co equal in the Northern Ireland Assembly care about the North West, let them listen to a businessman talking sense. If the President of America – President Obama considers what I have to say important enough about the politics of whole world and writes a personal letter to me within 30 days – won’t the elected representatives of my own beautiful country also extend a small invitation and reply to hear what I have to say too? Because what I have to say is important. So listen please!Elected politicians are not the only ones which care about the people in all of our society. Business people matter too! They care as well. They watch, they flinch, they move on. They seek for opportunities to grow – to invest – to employ, to make our country ( both regions of our country) – to make them great! If we make a profit – it is taxed – so we cannot be blamed for being successful. Our relationship with Great Britain has outgrown the gruesome past of 600 years. Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland some time ago lifted the entire island. These things matter.Ireland’s love for Queen Elizabeth ( expressed in the words of a child – ‘She is the real Queen – she is here’) and the relationship of Great Britain and Ireland has been restored by words, kind words. Her bow – at our memorial of our own dead shook the chairs of the hurted. I am convinced of that. We all live with the past, we remember the past, we have a legacy of the past, but Ireland and Britain’s love for each other in our very own generation has been restored. Many great and brave people wept and sacrificed so much for this achievement. It’s all over. And what teenager and what young adult does not love William and Kate and their kids? None!So what do I propose?Donegal, Derry and Strabane. I want to talk about us. All these regions have the highest unemployment rate in Europe – 50% .It is bigger than Spain or Greece!Donegal as an economic region has never worked successfully or economically within the E.U. Indeed the county voted twice to exit from the E.U. altogether because of its failure to address the economic issues concerning the region and its people within Ireland and its proximity to Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.It is the only region in all of Europe to say No to the E.U. and not without good reason. There are reasonable grounds for this. Its geography and its demographics and its failure to compete fairly. Donegal, Derry and Strabane are all bordered together beside two competing states and all feel the pinch – so too is Tyrone and Fermanagh.But there is a circle of discontent within Donegal, Derry and Strabane. This is the circle of discontent. Mass unemployment exists inside the circle. The problem has not been addressed. Its location is situated in the farthest extremities of Western Europe. It’s out there on its own with conflicting economics, tax rates and VAT – and due to the mistakes of the past is not connected. The is a perpetual source of economic discomfort due to its political demography.Proposal for happinessI propose an economic circle – a dedicated zone for Donegal, Derry and Strabane – A tri-fold development recovery zone – ‘A North West of Ireland accord’ if you will. There are many stake holders and the rewards are wonderful. It will involve the government of the Republic of Ireland, The Government of Northern Ireland, The two governments of Ireland and Great Britain and negotiations with all relevant parties with the European Union. In a nutshell, negotiations are needed to declare the North West region of Ireland and its U.K. border regions an ‘Economic development zone’ with the E.U.How many jobs for the region?25,000! and with the services sector plugging in – 15,000– total 40,000 new jobs!Corporation tax rate negotiated for the region for 25 years?A corporation tax rate for the region of 5%Who?Asia!Europe imports billions of products from Asia, billions upon billions every year.If the IDA and the NI development authority between them select about 75 – 100 good clean manufacturing – clean energy jobs – suitable companies – already and consistently supplying to the E.U. to locate within the dedicated zone – a small part of their operation then it can work. A paltry 5 -10% is all that is needed – and they will jump to take it. It will have no economic threat to the E.U’s existing manufacturers as they are already importing the goods and indeed the new zone will make it easier and less expensive. All the details can be worked out with both governments. We need to work together more than ever before.Gains!All parties will gain. It’s a win win win!All governments will see a substantial benefits saving, an income tax take up, a reduction in unemployment dole outs. The E.U. will see a fall in unemployment.Losers?None, because the zone is limited. The agreement reached between the parties is focused to achieve a goal and nothing beyond.I call on all parties to debate it and bring the region to full employment and social welll being and prosperity.James ArnoldProprietorProspects Recruitment in Ireland.VIEWPOINT: WHY POLITICIANS NEED TO LISTEN TO DONEGAL BUSINESS PEOPLE was last modified: September 4th, 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:BusinessdonegalJames Arnoldlast_img read more

MORE THAN 335,000 VISITS TO DONEGAL LIBRARIES THIS YEAR

first_imgMore than 335,000 visits were paid to Donegal libraries this year, it has been revealed.Irish libraries revealed there were some 17 million visits to public libraries in Ireland last year.The figures, compiled by the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) service for the Local Government Management Agency, show that libraries continue to play a very important role in our communities. Eileen Burgess, County Librarian with Donegal County Council said they are delighted that our libraries continue to play such an important role in our communities.“Every demographic group is represented in our library users. We try hard to identify the needs of our users and tailor the library to suit them. If you visit the library on any day of the week you‘ll find people from every age group and walk of life enjoying some aspect of the services we provide,” she said.Whilst Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries nationally, in Donegal Donal Ryan’s ‘The Thing about December’ topped the poll and this was followed by Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’ and J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’.Like the rest of the country, ‘The Official Drivers Theory Test’ topped the poll for most borrowed Adult non-fiction title and Michael Rosen’s ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and Joe Brennan’s ‘Donegal Folk Tales’ were top of the list of the most borrowed Children’s titles. With 13 public libraries and 11 Taobh Tire points Donegal libraries are a hive of activity and in keeping with the festive season, the libraries are getting ready for this year’s Christmas Pyjama Parties. To find out where they are taking place visit www.donegallibrary.ie or follow on Facebook/donegalcountylibrary . MORE THAN 335,000 VISITS TO DONEGAL LIBRARIES THIS YEAR was last modified: December 11th, 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:donegalLIBRARIESlast_img read more

DD HEALTH: GOOD RESPONSE TO ‘FARMERS HAVE HEARTS’ HEALTH CHECKS AT RAPHOE MART

first_imgDD HEALTH: More than 2,000 farmers to date have had Heart Health Checks in marts throughout the country with nearly 75% advised to see their GP.Raphoe Mart was the location for Farmers Have Hearts programme in Donegal.Many of the farmers hadn’t visited their GP in years, said the Irish Heart Foundation who carried out the health checks which were supported by the HSE. The response by the farmers to the health checks has been very positive with full attendance for the checks each day at the mart, according to the charity.Following the health checks, nearly 75% of the farmers were advised to see their GP.Farmers are affected disproportionately by chronic diseases, including heart disease and stroke, despite a common perception that they live healthy, active lives.Health checks conducted by the HSE showed that farmers, in general, smoke and drink more than the national average and are more likely to have type 2 diabetes and to be overweight/obese. Farmers Have Hearts, led by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by the HSE, provides one-to-one health checks to farmers in marts across the country.The health checks, which are undertaken by Irish Heart Foundation nurses and provided free of charge to the farmers, measure blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, waist circumference and carbon monoxide (for farmers who smoke).The nurses also provide information around smoking cessation, alcohol and stress and the one-to-one lifestyle advice provided by the nurse is a vital part of the health check and gives the farmers an opportunity to discuss any concerns they have around their health. DD HEALTH: GOOD RESPONSE TO ‘FARMERS HAVE HEARTS’ HEALTH CHECKS AT RAPHOE MART was last modified: May 31st, 2016 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:Farmers Have HeartsIrish Heart Foundationraphoe martlast_img read more

CARTOONIST JARLA HAS FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES ………….

first_imgCARTOONIST JARLA HAS FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES …………. was last modified: July 15th, 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:cartoondonegalGarth BrooksJarlalast_img read more

Suspected killer to stand trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Defense attorney John Tyre said outside court that DNA does not prove murder. “If it is his DNA, it indicates he had sex with these women sometime prior to them dying,” Tyre said. Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson dismissed Tyre’s comment. “Clearly those kind of statistics strongly indicate not only did this defendant have sex with them, he killed them,” the prosecutor said. Deputy medical examiner Lisa Scheinin testified that all 10 women were strangled, nine had cocaine in their systems, one was 6 months pregnant and one was between four and five months pregnant. A 38-year-old man accused of being one of Los Angeles’ most prolific serial killers was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of murdering 10 women, two of whom were pregnant, after an expert testified that the defendant’s DNA was found on each of the victims. Superior Court Judge William R. Pounders ruled during a preliminary hearing that there was sufficient cause to believe Chester D. Turner committed the crimes that occurred from 1987 to 1998. Turner, currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in an unrelated rape case, was ordered held without bail. Pounders set a Nov. 15 arraignment date. During the hearing, Carl Matthies of the Police Department’s scientific investigations division said Turner’s DNA was matched to sperm cell fractions from the bodies of all the victims. The likelihood of the genetic profile belonging to someone other than Turner was one in one-quintillion, Matthies said. 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