Williams, Campbell-Brown claim wins in Beijing

first_imgBEIJING, China (CMC): Reigning World champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica and compatriot Veronica Campbell-Brown both stormed to victories at the IAAF World Challenge Meet here Wednesday. Campbell-Brown, the former World and Olympic champion, clocked 22.29 seconds to win the women’s 200 metres, with fellow Jamaican Simone Facey finishing second in 22.63. American Tiffany Townsend was third in 23.06, while the US Virgin Islands’ Laverne Jones-Ferrette trailed in eighth in 23.68. Williams, meanwhile, found her success in the women’s sprint hurdles when she carved out a time of 12.80 seconds to beat American Christina Manning into second in 12.91. Tiffany McReynolds crossed the line third in 12.97 while another Jamaican, Shermaine Williams, was fifth in 13.41. There was little other success for Caribbean athletes, however. In the men’s 100 metres sprint, Trinidadian Keston Bledman could only finish fifth in 10.17 as American Justin Gatlin streaked to victory in 9.94 seconds. His time was just short of Qatar’s Femi Ogunode’s world-leading 9.91. And in the women’s high jump, Levern Spencer’s 1.90 metres was only good enough to land her fifth spot behind winner Mirela Demireva of Bulgaria, who measured 1.93. Last weekend, Spencer registered 1.94m to claim her first Diamond League victory in Shanghai.last_img read more

Gambia Defends Decision to use Players

first_imgThe Gambia has defended its decision to use five players for their African Youth Championship preliminary round qualifier against Liberia at the weekend.The Liberian Football Association appealed against Gambia’s usage of Buba Sanneh, Bubacarr Trawally, Saloum Faal, Ali Sowe and unused substitute Sampierre Mendy in Sunday’s 1-0 win for the young Scorpions with the allegation that the quintet were ineligible to feature in the game.Gambian officials have confirmed using those players even though they were born in 1994 but their own interpretation of the regulations is that a player is eligible to participate in the “qualifiers” as long as they were less than 20 years at the time they participated in a particular match.The GFF acknowledged that Sowe is the eldest of the recent batch of Gambian U-20 who will celebrate his 20th birthday in June, making him ineligible to participate further in the qualifiers, at which point he will be replaced.“We are very much aware of the rules of this competition. We know that in the competition proper, all the players have to be born in 1995 but during the qualifiers, a player is eligible to play as long as he is less than 20. This is U-20 tournament and not U-19 so our players are eligible to play in the game,” Mr. Kebbe Touray of the GFF said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Serie A star ready to pen new deal despite Manchester United interest

first_img Kamil Glik 1 Kamil Glik is set to end speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United by signing a new contract with Torino. The centre-back was in impressive form last season and was scouted by several sides from across Europe. Manchester United were heavily linked with the 27-year-old and it was rumoured they may make a move for him this January.  However, according to Tuttosport, Glik is ready to put that speculation behind him and sign a new contract with Torino.The Italian club will double the Poland international’s salary to around £20,000-a-week and a deal is likely to be concluded by the end of the week.last_img

CALLAGHANS BRUSHES UP WELL AFTER WINNING PAINT MAKEOVER

first_imgPictured at the bar with his plaque as Ulster winner of the ‘Sandtex#PaintMyPub’ competition is Declan Callaghan with Valerie Parke from the Crown Decorating Centre in Letterkenny.Callaghan’s Bar in Churchill is looking great thanks to an exterior makeover from Sandtex Exterior Paint.The bar was the Ulster winner of the ‘Sandtex#PaintMyPub’ competition which ran earlier this year.Declan Callaghan said the pub are delighted with their win and how the pub is now looking. “This was a brillant prize to win. The bar looks fantastic and we’re really grateful to our customers who voted for us and of course to Sandtex Exterior Paints who did such a great job”. CALLAGHANS BRUSHES UP WELL AFTER WINNING PAINT MAKEOVER was last modified: November 2nd, 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:Callaghan’sChurchilldonegalPaintSandexlast_img read more

FA cancel England friendly plans – Allardyce’s first game will be v Slovakia

first_imgSam Allardyce moved to show his strength on his first day as England manager as the Three Lions shelved plans to hold a Wembley friendly.The Football Association had held advanced discussions with possible opponents for September 1, with Croatia and the Czech Republic both mooted, and were ready at one stage to sign off on the match before announcing Roy Hodgson’s successor.But Allardyce, who was appointed on Friday and held a first press conference on Monday, has seemingly had some early influence on the schedule.Rather than preparing for a welcome match at the national stadium, he will conduct additional training sessions with his squad at St George’s Park ahead of their opening World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on September 4.That means his first game at Wembley will be against Malta on October 8, part of a double header that also sees England travel to Slovenia three days later.Allardyce believes he is tough enough to deal with the England job and the move to cancel the friendly is an early example of his influence.He had already declared “bring it on” and dismissed suggestions the job was a poisoned chalice.Allardyce replaced Hodgson after the former manager quit following England’s disastrous Euro 2016 campaign, where they were dumped out of the competition by Iceland.England also failed to get out of the group at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and have not won a major competition since lifting the World Cup 50 years ago.But Allardyce, who left Sunderland this week after keeping them in the Premier League last season, is not scared of the job.He said: “Bring it on, hey lads.“I’m hardened over many, many years. You toughen yourself for whatever job you take. You take the good with the bad, otherwise you don’t do it – don’t bother.“I am here because I want to be here, because I want the challenge, I’m here because I think I can make the team better and I think I’m tough enough to take it.“People see me as being able to turn a club around very quickly and I suppose that comes with taking West Ham up, saving Blackburn Rovers and now saving Sunderland. I consider myself to be much more than that, but that is the sort of label I’ve been left with.“I can turn things around pretty quickly and get amongst teams to try to create a successful journey and a successful journey starts with all of us pulling together.“I have managed world class players, Fernando Hierro, Youri Djorkaeff, Jay-Jay Okocha, Gary Speed, Nicolas Anelka, Michael Owen.“The good thing about really talented players is they make your life easier. They know what you want and it takes you less time. Working with the England elite players is going to be exciting for me.“When it comes to winning no trophies or cups, unfortunately as an English manager I never really got the chance to go right to the top of the Premier League. But look at what I’ve achieved over the years, like not being relegated, and they are big achievements, difficult to do.“They don’t hold the same category as winning the FA Cup, Capital One Cup or winning the league, but it’s very important today in the Premier League to secure a football club’s financial status which is a difficult thing.”Allardyce also refused to be drawn on Wayne Rooney’s future as England captain, saying it was too early to reveal his choice ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign. Sam Allardyce: The new England manager held his first press conference on Monday 1last_img read more

Paula Abdul breaches airport security

first_img Sanchez said such a security breach at the airport were “atypical” and that all passengers — including celebrities — are required to be screened at public checkpoints. “There are no secret doors,” she said.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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Elaine Sanchez, a spokeswoman for McCarran Airport, said she could not confirm reports that Abdul was led past security by an employee trying to help the pop star avoid a swarm of fans. Sanchez said airport police did not receive a call for assistance, as is common when a celebrity draws a crowd. An Abdul spokeswoman did not immediately return a call for comment. The person responsible for leading Abdul past the checkpoint was not employed by Southwest Airlines, the TSA or the Department of Aviation, Sanchez said. “It was a tenant employee,” she said, adding that she could not name the employer while the investigation was ongoing. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials are investigating how “American Idol” celebrity judge Paula Abdul breached security at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport when she boarded a plane without passing through a screening checkpoint. Aviation officials said Abdul and a companion bypassed the mandatory screening process before boarding a 12:20 p.m. Thursday flight headed for Burbank, Calif. Federal Transportation Safety Administration officials were alerted to the breach while the Southwest Airlines plane was in the air. When it landed, all passengers and baggage were screened again before entering the terminal at Bob Hope Airport, TSA spokeswoman Jessica Altschul said. “We’re conducting an internal investigation to see who exactly was responsible,” she said. “We’re getting conflicting reports.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS GET READY FOR CON McGUINNESS MEMORIAL BLITZ

first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club Notes 29/07/2013.Well done to the Donegal Senior team on beating Laois last saturday and the best of luck against Mayo in the all Ireland quarter final on Sunday in Croke Park, throw in 4.00pm.The Reserve team drew with Kilcar in Fintra last Thursday in the league. The Under 10’s hosted Ardara and Bundoran in a blitz last Saturday morning. Both our teams performed very well and had a very enjoyable morning of football. Thanks to Ardara and Bundoran for participating and putting on a good display of football. Training continues this Wednesday at 6pm. The Con Mc Guinness Memorial blitz is scheduled to take place this Friday evening at 6.30pm in Eamon Byrne Memorial Park for both Under 8’s and 10’s. Players are asked to be in the dressing rooms for 6pmUnder 8 Coaching continues Thursday at 6.00pm and Saturday at 10.30am. The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 19, 22, 24, 30. Next week’s jackpot is €1,200, David Conwell and Billy Brodericks teams are out this weekend, Pauric Gallagher, Ladies, Charlie & Willie Tully’s teams are out the following weekend.  There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,400 on 46 numbers. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS GET READY FOR CON McGUINNESS MEMORIAL BLITZ was last modified: July 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS GET REDAY FOR CON McGUINNESS MEMORIAL BLITZlast_img read more

Timmer Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

first_imgDrake University junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District men’s basketball team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday, Feb. 9.Timmer, a three-year starter for the Bulldogs, is the team’s top scorer this season with 15.6 points per game and is 13th all-time in scoring at Drake with 1,264 career points. This season, he has scored in double figures in 21 of the team’s 25 games with six 20-point games including a season-high 28 points in the win over Evansville and 27 points in the road win at Missouri State.The CoSIDA Academic All-District honor is another addition to Timmer’s tremendous list of accomplishments. A pharmacy major that has been accepted into Drake’s doctorate of pharmacy program, Timmer was named the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2015-16 and a member of its Scholar-Athlete team. He has also been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week seven times in the past two seasons.Timmer is the only student-athlete in the state of Iowa to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District men’s basketball honors and the only men’s MVC student-athlete to do so.Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. To be nominated, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.30 grade point average and a have competed in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

AFTER 11 YEARS WITH A PONYTAIL, STEPHEN GETS IT CHOPPED FOR CHARITY

first_imgWords: Paul O SullivanPhotos: Paul SinclairPopular Donegal Town barman and photographer Stephen Dowling raised over €1,500 for the local Cleary Centre by cutting his 11 year old ponytail in the Coach House Bar, Donegal Town. The new look (and has to be said much younger looking Stephen) told Donegal Daily: “I could have just gone to the barber and that would have been that but thought, hey, why not try raising a few bob for charity!”And that’s exactly what he done as he sat nervously into the chair for the “chop” .Professional hairdresser Ash Corrigan from the Salon (and Australia but now living in Donegal Town) was on hand to make sure everything went to plan!Infusing a bit of craic to proceedings was a raffle to see who would actually do the snip–so to speak! and Marie Breslin won the top prize! “I was nervous as a kitten” Marie said. “First time I ever cut a ponytail.”After the deed was done, hairdresser Ash Corrigan added a professional finish. Julie Voss who was there to support Stephen and said: “It’s taken 10 years off him and fair play to him.”Last word goes to Stephen…..“I’ll remember the start of 2014, that’s for sure but it was a great night and for a great cause. And I never realised the warmth of a woolly hat !”AFTER 11 YEARS WITH A PONYTAIL, STEPHEN GETS IT CHOPPED FOR CHARITY was last modified: January 5th, 2014 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:charityCoach House BarDonegal TownStephen Dowlinglast_img read more

Thatched roof of bar goes up in flames in overnight blaze

first_imgThe thatched roof of Mannies’ Bar in Convoy went up in flames last night.The fire was reported to emergency services just after midnight, with firefighters battling the flames into the early hours of this morning.Gardaí have told Donegal Daily that thankfully no one was injured in the fire. Gardaí also say that they are not treating the fire as suspicious.This was the second fire to occur in Donegal last night, with The Firebox Grill & Railway Tavern in Fahan going up in flames earlier in the evening.The Firebox Grill and Railway Tavern after the fire. Pic by North West Newspix.The fire came days after the premises was broken into by thieves who made off with two safes and an undisclosed amount of cash.The raiders entered the premises via a side door, and caused a substantial amount of damage to the building. Buncrana gardaí are currently conducting an investigation into the break-in. The Firebox Grill and Railway Tavern after the fire. Pic by North West Newspix.The causes of both fires is not yet known.Thatched roof of bar goes up in flames in overnight blaze was last modified: February 25th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:convoyFahanfirebox grill and railway tavernInishowenmannies’ barlast_img read more