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Five more Jamaicans ink deals with PUMA

first_imgPUMA has continued its commitment with up-and-coming athletes locally through the signing of five more Jamaicans.The five are 400m specialist Christine Day, 400m hurdler Leah Nugent, Fitzroy Dunkley (400m) and long jumpers Damar Forbes and Chanice Porter.Day was a member of the 2016 Rio Olympics Jamaican 4x400m relay team that won the silver medal, as well as the gold at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. She also finished a strong fourth place overall in the individual 400m at the same 2015 World Championships. Day has a personal best of of 50.14 seconds for the 400m.Nugent, 24, reached the final of the women’s 400m hurdles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, establishing a personal best of 54.45 in the process.The 23-year-old Dunkley holds a silver medal from last year’s Olympics as part of the 4x400m relay team, as well as a strong personal best 45.06 at the 400m. Fitzroy was also a member of Jamaica’s 2016 World Indoor Championships team.Long jumper Forbes is a two-time Olympian with a personal best of 8.25. The 26-year-old St Ann native won his pet event at last year’s prestigious IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco.At 23 years old, Porter is already a two-time national champion and former World Youth champion. She holds a personal best of 6.67m in the long jump.Last month, seven MVP Track Club athletes, including Olympic 400m silver medallist Shericka Jackson, World Championships medal winner O’Dayne Richards, Janieve Russell, Christania Williams, Julian Forte, Rusheen McDonald and Megan Simmonds signed deals with PUMA.last_img read more

Local tweeter nominated for social media award

first_imgThe winner of each category will be selected by a panel of judges and will be announced at the Social Media Camp Networking Dinner Reception at the Victoria Reception Centre on June 3, 2011.Currently, Thomas sits in fourth place with 11 per cent of the votes. To vote for him follow this link http://socialmediacamp.ca/awards/voting/most-inspiring-social-media-user/ A resident of Fort St. John is being recognized for his professional passion for social media.Kyle Thomas, AKA @KyleWith, has been nominated, along with 15 other nominees, for the Most Inspiring Social Media User Award, being presented by the Social Media Camp Conference.- Advertisement -The award, known as the Western Canada Social Media Award, is presented to the person, company or organization that has truly inspired those around them with their use of social media, whether it is for business, personal, or philanthropic.The award is being presented by the Social Media Camp Conference, where anyone interested has the opportunity to vote on their favorite nominee in each category.Thomas says it’s an honour to be having his work, which he has been doing for over two years now, recognized throughout western Canada.From May 16 until 23, the public will vote on their top choice from each of the multiple categories, some of which include Social Media Campaign of the Year, Best Blog and Funniest Tweet Award.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kompany demands Man City improvement in Champions League

first_img Vincent Kompany 1 Vincent Kompany admits Manchester City have to improve quickly in order to progress from Group E in the Champions League.Manuel Pellegrini’s men were denied a first win in this season’s competition as Italian giants Roma secured a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.The Blues sit in third position in the table after winning only one point from their opening two group stage matches and Kompany says they must secure back-to-back wins against CSKA Moscow.“We really need to take six points in our two games with CSKA and then we have two key games against Bayern and Roma that we have to get something from,” said the City captain.“We won 15 out of a possible 18 points last season and we keep falling into these difficult groups but there is nothing more difficult or special than playing in the Champions League – what is for certain though is that you have to be at your very best every time you play in this competition.”last_img read more

Palace chairman praises manager over record transfer

first_imgCrystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has praised the role manager Alan Pardew played in bringing Yohan Cabaye to the club.Cabaye, 29, moved from Paris Saint-Germain for a club record fee of £10m on a three-year deal, eclipsing the £7m Palace paid Wigan for James McArthur in January 2014.The transfer means the France international is reunited with his former manager, with Pardew having signed him from Lille in 2011 during his time as Newcastle boss, and Parish believes it is this bond which persuaded Cabaye to make the move to south London.“Do not underestimate Alan’s relationship with the player,” he said, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Obviously Yohan has had a very successful period working with Alan and I think you will find that Alan is a coach that players trust.“We must not underestimate his influence over this particular transfer because he has known the player a long time.“I think it is safe to say that Yohan has bought into everything that we are doing at the club and he has come to join Crystal Palace but I think it would not have happened if we did not have Alan running the football club.”Parish added the move was a sign of how far the club has come in recent years and that Cabaye will only help improve on the club’s 10th-placed finish last season.“I am very, very pleased,” he continued. “We have come a long way in the last five years and it is another real moment for us.“He is a great player and a great guy and hopefully he can help us move up the league.”last_img read more

Briefs

first_imgCharge dropped in baby’s death For the fourth time, a murder charge was dismissed Thursday against a USC student whose newborn was found dead in a trash bin, although a judge called the student’s behavior “disturbing and disgusting.” Holly Ashcraft, 23, of Billings, Mont., also had an involuntary manslaughter charge thrown out by Judge Kathleen Kennedy. She still faces a charge of child abuse in connection with the death of her newborn in October 2005. Prosecutors have filed murder charges against Ashcraft four times, and four times judges have dismissed the charges for lack of evidence. “What she’s done is disturbing … it’s disgusting … but I don’t think (prosecutors) have proven murder,” Kennedy said Thursday in rejecting the charge again. “The evidence is not there.” Ashcraft is accused of dumping her newborn son’s body in a trash bin in an alley near the university in October 2005. LONG BEACH Man gets life in wife’s death A 67-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday for orchestrating the murder-for-hire of his estranged wife, who was killed as police officers were outside her Long Beach home investigating a report of a prowler. Before the sentence was imposed, Manfred Schockner suggested that police could have stopped his estranged wife, Lynn, from being stabbed to death on Nov. 8, 2004, at her home in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach. Long Beach Superior Court Judge Gary Ferrari countered, “This case is all about you. It’s all about your insatiable greed. You could have walked away from that marriage a millionaire. You had to have it all, so you had your wife’s throat slit, and, just as bad, you made your son an orphan.” LOS ANGELES ACLU sues over headscarf in jail A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail. Jameelah Medina also said she was intimidated by a deputy who accused her of being a terrorist and called Islam an “evil” religion, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The suit names the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Craig Roberts of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Beavers said female inmates are asked to remove head-coverings for security reasons. – From news services160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SCANNING THE AREA LOS ANGELES 18 arrested after probe of killing Eighteen people were arrested after an investigation into the shooting death of a man who confronted a group of taggers expanded to involve the Mexican Mafia, authorities said Thursday. Robert Whitehead was shot to death east of Los Angeles last year when he tried to keep the taggers from spray-painting a neighbor’s garage. Looking into his death, investigators identified those they believe are responsible and uncovered what they said was a separate plot among people with ties to the Mexican Mafia. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsOne of those arrested, Anthony Castillo, has been charged with killing Whitehead. Another man, Robert Lopez, is wanted in connection with the killing and is still at large. Both Castillo and Lopez are known gang members, investigators said. Cooley said the investigation expanded far beyond the scope of the initial probe after authorities uncovered an alleged plot led by Maria Dolores Llantada, 43, whose common-law husband is a member of the Mexican Mafia. According to authorities, Llantada plotted to kill two rivals who were vying to take control of the neighborhood around La Puente, an unincorporated area about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. She and five others have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. LOS ANGELES last_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH FACE BUNCRANA IN ALL-COUNTY DIVISION THREE

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NotesFootballAodh Ruadh return to ACFL division three action this Sunday when they will be travelling to Buncrana. Throw-in at Scarvey is 1.30pm for the reserves, with the seniors following at 3pm.This Saturday the under 14s are away on the Michael Kelly Haulage Fun Day in May. All players will meet at the park for 8.15am.The day starts by travelling to Carrick-on-Shannon where they take on the local under 14 team.We then take the short journey back to Lough Key Forest Park where the lads are split up into teams of five or six to take on the Boda Borg challenge. This game contains fun filled activities, puzzles and enjoyable tasks. New paths are explored, together with curiosity, laughter and excitement.To end the day we then return to Marlboro House for dinner and a few surprises. This day is totally focused on team building and having the craic.The under 14 management would like to thank our sponsor Michael Kelly Haulage for his contribution to the funding of this trip.The under 10s entertained, Ardara, Bundoran and Naomh Conaill for the first official Southern Minor Board blitz of the season in Father Tierney Park on Monday evening.The showers held off and we had a great evening for football. The seniors gave a good account of the themselves winning all their games, while the juniors also did well winning one, losing one and drawing one. Well done to all the players who pulled on an Aodh Ruadh jersey: Ronan Barron, Daniel Breen Brosnan, Seamie Campbell, Conor Cleary, Oisin Daly, Ryan Daly, Shane Delahunty, Kian Duncan, Michael Doogan, JJ Doran, Darragh Flood Dolan, Finn Gallagher, Jack Gallagher, James Gallagher, Aaron Horan, Ryan Keenaghan, Eoghan Kelly, Grainne Maguire, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Lorc Mag Fhionnghaile, Shane McGloin, Cian McKenna, Ronan McKenna, Cillian Meehan, Aaron Neilan, David Roper, Drew Ryan, Eoin Summerville and Aidan Sweeny.See you all at training on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Thanks to everyone who helped put on the great spread in the Aras after the games and our referees, David Hoey, Val Murray, Aidan Murray and Gerard Ferguson.Thanks also to Bundoran, Naomh Conaill and Ardara for providing good sporting opposition.Under 8 and under 6 training continues in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh this Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Bord na nÓg have changed how they are doing the lotto from this week on.All teams are being assigned a time to cover and each manager will be asking parents to help out and take their turn at covering the lotto.So if you are approached by the manager please be willing to help out or even better offer to take a slot as managers are already doing a lot and would appreciate the help.Bord na nÓg cover the lotto every three weeks so that 17 times a year which isn’t a lot.U6s – 10am – 11amU8s – 11am – 12noonU10s – 12 noon – 1pmU12s – 1pm – 2pmU14s – 2pm – 3pmU16s – 3pm – 4pmU18s – 4pm – 5pmAll help is appreciated and the more members we have involved in the club the stronger the club.LadiesOur under 8s, 10s and 12s continue to train on Monday from 6-7pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh with large numbers consistently in attendance.The under 14s second round game against Termon has been cancelled this week and will be played at a later date.A challenge game between our under 14s and under 16s is being organised and will be confirmed by the managers.The next game in the league for under 14s will be at home against Naomh Conaill with date and time to be confirmed.Training for under 16s, minors and seniors takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Best of luck to our seniors who have an away game against Four Masters in the 13-a-side league this Sunday 18th May.Good luck also to Dearbhaile O’Moore, Briana Maher and Mary Flora Scott who will represent Aodh Ruadh on the Donegal team at the under 14 All Ireland blitz in Mullingar this weekend.Congratulations to Roise Keon and Maeve Liston, our two county minor players, who have been successful in reaching the Ulster final.HurlingThe minors unbeaten run came to an end on the same night against their fierce rivals of the last few years, Buncrana.The Buncrana lads were physically stronger and their ability to score goals allowed them run out easy winners on the night.These two sides meet again on Thursday night in the Minor League final in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny with a 7pm. throw in.The Inishowen lads are favourites to claim the title and our lads will have to put in a much improved performance from last week to compete with Buncrana.These two teams have had some great battles since under 12 and hopefully our lads will raise their game for the final and ensure that we have another great game between two very committed teams.The under 14s had a welcome victory on Thursday last in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh against Burt.After a couple of very heavy defeats the lads showed great resilience, sticking at their game and working hard at training and their efforts were rewarded with a comprehensive victory over the Inishowen men 4-9 to 1-1.It was a great team performance and all lads played their part in this win.The under 12s had a challenge game against Four Masters in Father Tierney Park on Friday and had a comfortable win.Our under 8s and under 10s are heading to Convoy on Sunday morning for the second all-county blitz, hopefully we will have as much fun as we had at the first blitz as all the boys and girls continue to learn the skills of our great game.There is no training for under 8s and under 10s this Sunday due to the blitz.On Sunday morning Councilor Barry O’Neill, Park Committee Chairman Tom Daly and Club President, Owen Roe O’Neill, attended underage training in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh, where Councilor O’Neill announced funding of €4,000 to go towards the construction of a Hurling Wall at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.Councilor O’Neill allocated this welcome funding from the Development Fund Initiative.Attached photo shows members of the under 16 team that won the Alan Ryan Cup with members of our under 8 team, underage coaches and the above mentioned men.Fantasy race for SamEntry forms for the third annual Race for Sam are now available in Ballybookies, Sean Óg’s bar, Owen Roe’s bar, The Bridgend bar and Doherty bookies as well as from any committee member.The winner takes home €500 and whoever is unlucky enough to finish last pockets €100. The rules are as follows.All entrants names and monies to be in by Friday 16th May. The draw for teams and players will take place on Saturday 17th May.Each entrant will get a team from each province. Each entrant will get a forward from each province.All games including the qualifiers will be included. The Mayo v New York takes place on 4th May so any entrant who gets either Mayo or their forward will have the points added to their score.New York are not included on the player or team list. All entrants teams and players will be randomly selected.Entry costs €20 per entry. You can enter as often as you like. The scoring works like this.Your team get 10 points for a win and five points for a draw. In the event of extra time in a match, the scoring will reflect the result at the end of extra time and not 70 minutes.Your player gets a point for every point scored. Goal counts as three points. Your team gets a bonus of 10 points for winning their provincial title.Your team gets a bonus of 10 points for winning the All-Ireland final. In the event of joint winners/losers prizes will be shared.The committee’s decision is final. The updated league table will be available on aodhruadh.org every Tuesday.LottoThere was no winner of the €8,900 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6, 9, 14 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Melissa Thomas McNeely, Ballyshannon; Mary Patton, Lower Creevy; Bríd Cronin, Portnason; Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; and Patsy Dowd, Pettigo.Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €9,000 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!The Lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.The Lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH FACE BUNCRANA IN ALL-COUNTY DIVISION THREE was last modified: May 13th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DUBLIN STAR HITS BACK AT MCGUINNESS CLAIM

first_imgDublin star Michael Darragh McCauley has rejected suggestions by Donegal manager Jim McGuiness that Dublin are in a different league to any other county when it comes to player preparation.McGuinness said that there is now a big divide between Dublin and the rest of the counties, and that he expects that divide to widen over the next few years.He likened Dublin strength in terms of player preparation and resources to when Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea in the Premier League. McGuinness said, ” I suppose if we were having this conversation 10 years ago, you would say Kerry were the team that had all the resources.“They really looked after their players – jobs, Kerry Group supporting them and all that type of thing.“But Dublin have just, you know, it was like Abramovich going into the Premier League. It’s a different ball game now.“I think the divide is becoming bigger and bigger. I think Dublin are way out in front of any other team. But McCauley refuted those claims, saying other counties and other inter-county players have it just as good as those involved with Dublin.From playing college football, I would have got some insight into a lot of the other counties around the country and, from what I can see, it’s very similar to Dublin.“When I initially came into the Dublin set-up, I thought we were way past everybody else. But then I realised that everyone shares the same strength and conditioning coaches, shares the same techniques.“A lot of the facilities have been a lot better in different counties where we’ve been. So, to be honest, I wouldn’t agree with those comments.“I  think it’s pretty much a level playing field. Honestly, I believe that at the moment. “I would know a lot of the lads from different counties and they all have the same gig.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DUBLIN STAR HITS BACK AT MCGUINNESS CLAIM was last modified: August 20th, 2014 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:claimsDivideJim McGuinnessMichael Darragh McCauleynewsRejectedResourcesSportSuggestionlast_img read more

COLEMAN SHOWS TRAP HE’S READY FOR INTERNATIONAL BIG TIME

first_imgDONEGAL’S Seamus Coleman may not be grabbing all the national news headlines but his solid display in Ireland 4-1 friendly win over Oman in London last night showed that he’s one young gun whose ready to make the step-up.Derryman James McClean got the biggest cheer at Craven Cottage and Man Utd debutant Robbie Brady will make the back pages for a superb performance.But the Killybegs man – so inexplicably under-rated by Trapattoni on so many occasions – showed what he can do over 90 minutes. Brady set up Kevin Doyle’s opener early in the first half before hitting a volley to make it 2-0, after latching on to a clearance from a cross from Coleman.Brady then set up Shane Long for the Ireland’s third while Alex Pearce added a fourth after Eid Al-Farsi had grabbed Oman’s only goal.The normally conservative Trap was urging his team forward and sparkling displays by Coleman and Long (and Brady of course) made it a pleasure to watch.More please Mr Trapattoni. Rep of Ireland: Forde (Randolph 46), Kelly, St. Ledger, Meyler, Wilson (Pearce 46), Coleman, Keogh, McCarthy (Cox 65), Brady(McGeady 70), Doyle (McClean 61), Long (O’Brien 73).Subs Not Used: Ward, Henderson.Goals: Long 7, Brady 23, Doyle 36, Pearce 85.Oman: Al Habsi, Al Musalami, Muhaiyri (Al Jabri 77), Ghailani,Saad Al Mukhaini, Al Balushi (Abdul Salam Al Mukhaini 78), Ibrahim (Al Hadhri 69), Al Farsi, Al Mashri, Maqbali (Basheer 69), Al Hosni.Subs Not Used: Al Rusheid, Al Awaisi, Habi, Al Ajmi, Al Saadi, Al Rujaibi, Nazmuddin. Goal: Al Farsi 72.Att: 6,420Ref: Andre Marriner (W Midlands).COLEMAN SHOWS TRAP HE’S READY FOR INTERNATIONAL BIG TIME was last modified: September 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:COLEMAN SHOWS TRAP HE’S READY FOR INTERNATIONAL BIG TIMElast_img read more

TODDLER KILLED IN BORDER ROAD CRASH

first_imgPOLICE have revealed that a 19-month-old boy has been killed in a road accident in County Fermanagh.The accident happened on the Boa Island Road around 3.50 pm on Monday – just hours after a lorry driver was killed on the Donegal side of the Border.A man and a woman also injured in the two-car crash are both in a serious condition in hospital. At this stage, the police have not released the child’s name.The PSNI has appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision involving a silver Renault Megane and a silver Peugeot 307 to contact them on 0845 600 8000.The PSNI have warned motorists from Donegal who normally use the Boa Island Road that it is likely to be closed for most of Tuesday morning/  TODDLER KILLED IN BORDER ROAD CRASH was last modified: January 15th, 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:TODDLER KILLED IN BORDER ROAD CRASHlast_img read more

Mayor’s charity dinner scheduled for Saturday

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – The Simi Valley Community Foundation Mayor’s Charity Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, with Mayor Paul Miller and Connie Miller hosting the festivities. The fundraiser will honor former Mayor Greg Stratton, now on the board of the Simi Valley Unified School District, for his leadership of the local Cultural Arts Center; Joe Lansden, for his humanitarian efforts with the Samaritan Center; and Jonathan Kurohara, chief of staff at Simi Valley Hospital, for his advocacy of the Hospital Foundation’s Patient Care Tower building project. The event will start at 6 p.m. and feature a preview and auction of artwork from the Simi Sunrise Rotary’s Celebration of American Art Exhibition and Sale, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The exhibition and sale will feature more than 40 renowned artists’ originals, lithographs and cels. Abstracts, land- and seascapes, Disney fine art, Southwest and themed art (aviation, automobiles and golf) will be available for sale. Live art demonstrations, as well as appearances by artists Susan Rios, Violet Parkhurst, Dennis Lewan and Disney artist Harrison Ellenshaw, are part of the event. Tickets for that event are $25 each and can be purchased at the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, 40 W. Cochran Ave.; Supercuts, 2345 Erringer Road and 2691 Tapo Canyon Road; Michael’s Flowers, 1951 Sequoia St., and Holmes Art Center, 2389 Tapo St. Tickets for the Mayor’s Charity Dinner are $75 and can be purchased at the chamber. Affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce, the Simi Valley Community Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization created to strengthen educational, cultural and health programs in the city. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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