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first_img “No, no, no, I still have to do a lot of 800s,” he insisted. “Hopefully, they send me to the World Relays this year for the 4×8,” he projected. “But I have a couple of 800s to run at the All-Comers meets.” Those events are scheduled for May and June in the weeks leading up to the National Senior Championships. “The 400 hurdles is the main focus for this season,” said the former University of the West Indies star, “but the 800m is still in the mix.” Asked what event was his priority, he responded: “If I may say, I do prefer running the hurdles than the 800m right now.” Noting respectfully that Jamaica’s top 400m hurdlers now include Olympic finalist Annsert Whyte and two-time World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde, he said: “I have something that they don’t have, 1.47 going 800.” His best time in the 800m is 1:47.30. “We’re all in the mix going 400m which is 46-mid so right now,” he continued. “It’s just for me to perfect the technique and I’ll be right there with them.” Hibbert’s foray into the 400m hurdles continues this Saturday at the UTech Classic. MORE 800S TO RUN Jowayne Hibbert, Jamaica’s reigning 800 metre champion, is trying something new. Hibbert is experimenting with the 400 metres hurdles this season, and the early results have encouraged him. The former Kingston College athlete says his 800m strength is an asset to him in his new venture. “My coach, Mr Fitz Coleman, and I sat down and we thought about giving the 400 metre hurdles a chance this season,” Hibbert said during last week’s Inter-Collegiate Track and Field Championships. His two attempts at the event have yielded times of 52.33 and 51.99 seconds respectively. “It’s been going good so far,” he said. “I’m catching the technique,” he assessed. “I already have the strength and I have the basic speed for it,” Hibbert listed, “So it only gets better from here.” The 2012 and 2013, 2015 Inter-Collegiate 800m champion isn’t dropping the two-lap run completely.last_img read more

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first_img– as names of nominees identifiedAfter years of inactivity, the Integrity Commission could soon be constituted following Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s approval of President David Granger’s nominees for the Integrity Commission.In a document seen by Guyana Times on Thursday, the nominees were identified as Kurmar Doraisami, Thandi McAllister, Rabindranauth Persaud and Rosemary Benjamin-Noble. Doraisami and Benjamin-Noble are Attorneys-at-Law while fellow lawyer McAllister is a former executive of the People’s National Congress’s Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM) and Persaud serves as a pandit.It was on Wednesday that Jagdeo sent a missive to the President wherein he noted his approval of the appointment of members of the Integrity Commission.“I offer no objection to the four persons whom you have identified for appointment to the Integrity Commission, in accordance with Section 3 (4) of the Integrity Commission Act Chap. 19:12, Laws of Guyana.“I consider the totality of our engagement on this issue to be in satisfaction of the requirements of “consultation” as contemplated by the letter and spirit of Section 3 (4)…,” an excerpt of the letter pointed out.Under the Integrity Commission Act, the President is to appoint a chairperson and other Commissioners. The extended delay in the reconstituting of the body has long been criticised as a move against transparency so much so that governing coalition partner, the Alliance For Change (AFC) called for its re-establishment at the conclusion of the National Executive Council (NEC) in November 2017.The party had called for the Integrity Commission to be treated as a matter of national priority. In 1999, the previous Government had sworn in members to the Commission. But since the 2006 resignation of the Commission’s Chairman, Bishop Randolph George, the body has been headless.In January 2016, Government used its one-seat parliamentary majority to vote against a motion tabled by the Opposition that would have provided for all Members of Parliament (MPs) to make public declarations of taxable income and all assets over the last 10 years to the Integrity Commission which would be released to the public.The coalition had noted that it was not in favour of the public declaration, and would prefer to make such disclosures to the Integrity Commission instead. It had said that such a move would violate the privacy of members.In defeating the motion, the Government MPs had proposed amendments to the motion for the National Assembly to support the enforcement of the legal requirement for all MPs to file their Income Tax returns and make declarations to the Integrity Commission.However, that proposal was protested by the Opposition and eventually resulted in MP Juan Edghill calling for his motion to be withdrawn, arguing that the amendments significantly changed the intent of the original motion. But the coalition MPs declined the withdrawal request and at the end of the debate, succeeded in passing the amended motion.last_img read more

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first_imgA local group is requesting a public health inquiry into the oil and gas industry.Lois Hill, Director of the Peace Environment and Safety Trustee Society, requested a public health inquiry Thursday, at the Peace River Regional District. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=3411|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9271361a2915954f3c0128b3d6b70d0a-Hill Safety_1_Pub.mp3] Hill hopes the inquiry will show whether the oil and gas companies properly protect the surrounding public’s health from the emission of dangerous chemicals, including Sour Gas.Sour Gas contains significant amounts of hydrogen sulfide, a chemical which is highly toxic. Hill believes that 30 per cent of gas emitted from oil and gas plants is sour.After receiving legal help, Hill presented a letter to the Regional District explaining why there should be a public inquiry. The letter is to be submitted to various provincial ministries as well as the Oil and Gas Commission.Advertisement The Regional District decided to support Hill’s cause. A motion was passed to provide a letter of support, requesting for a full public inquiry into safety issues involved in oil and gas development.The Peace Environment and Safety Trustee Society already requested a public inquiry, after a gas leak in Pouce Coupe in 2009. The request was denied by the provincial government.last_img read more

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first_imgThe judge in charge of the case has also issued European arrest warrants to seek the extradition of suspects detained abroad, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office told reporters in Brussels.The enquiry is focused on some of Belgium’s best known football agents, including Mogi Bayat, the former manager of Sporting Charleroi, who was arrested in his home on suspected links to crooked transfer deals.Another agent Dejan Veljkovic is suspected of both fraud and match fixing, according to Belgian media reports.Suspicions of match-fixing emerged during the fraud investigation, with a focus on matches played in the 2017-18 season, prosecutors said.Veljkovic is alleged to have engineered a match-fixing scheme with a Belgian referee in a failed effort to save club KV Mechelen from relegation.The Mechelen financial director, Thierry Steemans, has been detained and charged in the match-fixing case, Flemish daily De Standaard reported.The searches were carried out at the headquarters of nine football clubs, including Mechelen, Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Genk and Standard Liege.Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko, whose team is playing in the Champions League this season, was released after questioning on Thursday.The house searches outside Belgium were mainly connected to the suspect transfer schemes, said prosecutors.The investigation started in late 2017 as a result of a report drawn up by the Sports Fraud Cell.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Club Brugge head coach Ivan Leko, who was accompanied by his lawyer, was released from the Palace of Justice in Tongeren after questioning © BELGA/AFP / NICOLAS MAETERLINCKBRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct 11 – A top football referee and a Belgian club executive were among the first suspects charged on Thursday in a massive fraud and match-fixing scandal that has engulfed Belgium’s elite league, prosecutors said.Prosecutors said more than 20 suspects were being investigated a day after hundreds of police carried out 44 house searches across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia.last_img read more

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first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho shares a tender moment with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal 1 Who’d be a manager?Two-time Champions League winning boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly on the cusp of a Chelsea exit after the Blues’ dreadful start to the season, while Manchester United fans are yet to be fully convinced that Louis van Gaal is the man to take the club forward.But who is the better coach?Cast your votes below…last_img

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first_imgTaft players still hope to someday recover their old equipment. Baseball players will do anything to break in a glove – even using a microwave or shaving cream – and no amount of money can replace a perfectly molded mitt. “In previous break-ins, some stuff was found on eBay,” Taft Assistant Principal Gerardo Barrios said. “If they’re doing it for the money, it could be easy to find this stuff. We’re hopeful we’ll be able to recover it.” Police may have gotten a break Thursday, when burglars set off an alarm while breaking into John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills. Police arrested two suspects and are searching for three more, and believe the crew is responsible for four school burglaries over the last week, including the break-in at Taft. “The suspects provided information about the (other burglaries),” LAPD Detective Randy Elzinga said. “We’re trying to follow that up.” For now, Taft is trying to salvage a season. The team had its first game since the burglary Friday night, against Chatsworth. Players had new gloves and new cleats, and hoped the theft could become inspiration for a second-half run for a team that floundered to a 4-9 record to start the season. josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com (818) 713-3669160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFeldman lost four bats, three gloves, a pair of cleats, two pairs of batting gloves and Oakley sunglasses – equipment purchased by him or his family, not the school. But as he told his tale, Feldman held a Major League Baseball game-used ball autographed by Dodgers great Ron Cey – a symbol of turning fortunes of the Taft baseball team. Friday, Cey and Dodgers executives presented the team with a check for $5,000 for new equipment. The Sportsmen’s Lodge also donated $5,000, and the Woodland Hills Hilton donated $3,000. The baseball team from Taft High School in Bakersfield collected $700 for the Woodland Hills team that shares the same name, and members of the community have been stopping by to drop off cash, gloves and cleats. “We’re privileged to be able to donate back and restore some order,” Cey said. “Hopefully, this will return this ball club to a little bit of normalcy.” WOODLAND HILLS – Zach Sperber was convinced it was a joke, a belated April Fools’ day prank, when on Monday a teammate on the Taft High School baseball team called to say that all of their equipment – gloves, bats, balls, cleats, even sunglasses – had been stolen. “I just didn’t believe it,” said Sperber, a pitcher on the Taft High baseball team. “Our whole team didn’t believe it. We didn’t know something like this could happen.” This was no joke. Burglars broke off two locks that secured a large shipping crate the team uses as a locker room and ransacked the crate, stealing nearly $25,000 in equipment. “It’s a sickening feeling, seeing everything gone,” said utility player Josh Feldman, who discovered the theft Monday morning when he went to put some stuff in his locker. “It made me sick to my stomach.” last_img read more

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first_imgA woman whose husband had just died was attacked and robbed on the first night she went out to socialise since his death.Kathleen Granaghan was walking to a charity function in Bundoran, Co Donegal, on March 12th, 2016. She had almost reached the Great Northern Hotel where the function was on when she noticed a man had come up behind her.The man pushed her in the back and then in the front and then snatched her red handbag before running off.The bag contained €220 in cash as well as bank cards.The 61-year-old woman was left terrified as it was the first time she had gone out to socialise since the death of her husband four months previously.Nathan Coughlan, aged 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to robbery.The victim had described her attacker on the night and Garda Lar Nicholson suspected it was Coughlan.He called to his home at Armada Cottages in Bundoran but he was wearing different clothing than the victim had claimed.However, Gardai then arranged for Ms Granaghan to later drive around the town and she managed to pick out Coughlan walking the streets in Bundoran.The court was told that the handbag was later found stuffed into an oil tank but it as soaked with oil and the €220 in cash was missing.A victim impact statement on behalf of Ms Granaghan was read into the court.She said that identifying her attacker as a very frightening experience.She also said she was terrified that because Coughlan had her bank card, he knew where she lived and he may come to her house and rob her or keep her quiet.Coughlan gave evidence in the case and apologised to his victim.“I’m sorry for what happened. I was going through a bad time in my life – I have never done anything like that before and will never do anything like that again,” he said.The court heard that Coughlan, a father of one, had a number of previous convictions for various offenses including robbery, making hoax calls and traffic.Judge John Aylmer said that Coughlan had moved up to a new quantum level with this offense.He sentenced him to 12 months in prison and ordered that €300 bail money lodged by Coughlan be given to Ms Granaghan.Man who snatched handbag from widow is jailed for a year was last modified: December 6th, 2017 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:bagcourtdonegalsnatchlast_img read more

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first_imgThe community of St. Johnston have been left stunned this morning following the tragic passing of popular young local man Jordan Curran.Shell-shocked locals woke up to the devastating news that Jordan had tragically passed away. Social media has been awash with hundreds paying tribute to a person described by many as being a wonderful person, that was full of life and fun.Curran was a talented footballer and played for Kildrum Tigers from U8’s right through to the club’s first-team.He played more recently of late with Raphoe Town, and both club’s paid tribute to him via their Facebook timelines.Kildrum Tigers FC posted, “RIP Jordan Curran. “We would like to send our condolences to the Curran family at this difficult time.“Jordan lined out for the Tigers the whole way from U-8s to the senior team. We will always remember you, sleep tight.“As a mark of respect all senior training is cancelled.”Raphoe Town FC posted, “It with deep sadness and regret that we post the terrible news this morning of the sad passing of one of our senior team players Jordan Curran. “Everyone at the club wishes to extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to Jordan’s family and friends at this awfully sad time. “As a mark of our utmost respect our U12 and U14 games scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week have been postponed.” COMMUNITY LEFT STUNNED FOLLOWING SAD PASSING OF TALENTED FOOTBALLER was last modified: March 30th, 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:Jordan CurranKildrum Tigers FCnewspassingRaphoeRIPSadnessSaint JohnstonSporttragiclast_img read more

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first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense gameday cracker Although the club have, at times, flirted with relegation, it is testament to the Englishman’s ability that the South coast club have thrived since arriving in the Premier League in 2015.And Redknapp, who started his career with Bournemouth before spells at Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, believes the 40-year-old deserves more recognition for the fantastic job he has done.“I’m still amazed he has not been snapped up by a top six club, I really am,” Redknapp said on talkSPORT Drivetime.“He could manage any of the top six. It’s just I think; the way of the world now we sometimes look down our noses at certain managers and, the fact that Gareth Southgate is doing so well. “The job that Eddie Howe has done at Bournemouth is out of this world. The way that he improves his players, the amount of times they come back from the jaws of defeat, the amount of time they run further than the other team, the way they pass the ball, the philosophy of the way they play.“I can’t believe he has not been given an opportunity.”When Manchester United sacked Ron Atkinson in 1986, they decided to take a punt on a Scot by the name of Alex Ferguson who was making waves with Aberdeen on the domestic front and in Europe.Beating the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool for his services was seen as a huge coup for the Red Devils, who went on to enjoy untold successes at Old Trafford. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most Popular Football Stories REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won latest While Redknapp was keen to not compare the two, he certainly identified similarities in the ascent taken by both managers to get to the top of world football.And the former England international predicted Howe will eventually reach the top.He continued: “You look, many years ago as an example, at Alex Ferguson was taken from Aberdeen to Man United and the rest is history.“There’s no reason why this guy couldn’t do something very special – he’s a unique manager. Howe’s ascent to the Premier League with Bournemouth has been spectacular Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 no dice Jamie Redknapp claims Eddie Howe is as good as any manager in the Premier League and deserves a job with a ‘Top Six’ side.The Bournemouth boss has guided the Cherries from League One to the Champions League spots in just under a decade. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars tense gameday cracker Latest Premier League News REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Redknapp has backed the Bournemouth boss to achieve great things 2 shining scrap Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed “I’m sure Bournemouth are delighted to keep him and he’s very happy down there.“But he is as good as anybody; there is no two ways about it. He’s right up there with the top managers in my opinion, look at the job he has done at that club.” LATEST Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos huge blow The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

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first_imgGARDAI investigated a second suspect in the Gweedore child abuse scandal as far back as 2001, the first victim of paedophile Michael Ferry has told donegaldaily.com.The man was sexually abused by Ferry between 1985 and 1987. He was attacked up to 50 times during that period and in 2001 he picked up the courage to make a complaint to Gardai.On Monday Ferry was sentenced to 14 years in prison for abusing four boys over a 15 year period in Co Donegal.  Some of those offences took place after he was given a suspended prison sentence in 2002 for sex attacks on his first victim. Breaking his silence on the affair, this first victim said that he made a statement in 2001 implicating a second man, but that charges in that case were not proceeded with.He said that when he was 14 or 15 years old, he was asked to accompany this man to Colaiste Cholmcille premises in Dunlewey where the man exposed himself to him.The victim – who wishes to remain anonymus – alleged: “He said it was a plumbing job and asked me to give him a hand. When the job was finished, he said he was taking a shower and asked ‘do you want to join me?’“I said ‘no way’ but he got undressed and got into the shower. I left the room as quickly as I could.” The victim said that when he asked gardai why charges were not brought for indecent exposure, he was told there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed with a charge.This man is now a suspect in a wide-ranging gardai inquiry into a child-sex ring in the Gweedore and surrounding areas.“I tried to kill myself twice,” said the victim.“I have however managed to move on and build a new life for myself thanks to my wife and others.“I met the four other victims in court last week to give them some support. They went through the same hell and I know where they are right now. “I believe there has to be a major Garda investigation into all of this but particularly into the abuse which took place after Ferry was convicted of abusing me.“People also need to realise that these four victims and any others that come forward – and I believe there are many many more – need proper support right now to help them cope.”When Ferry was convicted in 2002, his victim had agreed that his abuser shouldn’t be named because Ferry’s mother was said to be dying at the time.“Those in Colaiste Cholmcille who allowed Ferry to continue to work with children and in that environment have some very serious questions to answer and I hope Justice Minister Alan Shatter follows through with his promise to investigate this thoroughly,” he said. SEX ABUSE SCANDAL: SECOND PAEDOPHILE IDENTIFIED was last modified: July 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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:MICHAEL FERRY PAEDOPHILE SCANDALlast_img read more

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