TEAM EFFORT “It was a very challenging meet, but I think the team performed with courage, and it was a real team effort by the manager, medical staff and athletes, as everyone had to go beyond the call of duty sometimes,” Carr said. “A lot of these athletes com-peted with injuries, and getting 13 medals at these Championships is very good as there were world-class performances, so to do so well at the back-end of our season, it was indeed a fantastic achievement,” added Carr. Late Sunday night, the country picked up three more medals, as both 4×400 metres relay teams finished second behind the United States for silver, while high jumper Clayton Brown picked up bronze in the boys’ high jump final. The female quartet of Candice McLeod, Ashley Williams, Runeisha McGregor, and Dawnalee Loney ran into a powerful United States team and had to settle for second in 3:38.71. The United States posted a world-leading time of 3:31.49. Unlike the Girls’ 4×400 metres where it was smooth sailing for the winners, it was a different story among the boys as Jamaica’s quartet of Ivan Henry, Marvin Williams, Renardo Wilson, and Demar Weller gave their opponents a run for their money. Jamaica had the lead at several stages in the race, even on anchor, but in the end they had to settle for second in 3:08.23, as the Americans won in 3:07.07. Brown continued his dominance over Christoffe Bryan in their high jump rivalry. Brown finished third for the bronze with a clearance of 2.13 metres, the same height Bryan cleared for fourth, as the former Wolmer’s Boys’ jumper failed to replicate the performance of two years ago in Colombia, where he took home silver in the event. The 13 medals garnered by the team was the fourth-best-ever performance at these Championships by a Jamaican team, as the 21 medals garnered in Tampa, Florida, in 1999 – nine gold, seven silver and five bronze – has been the best so far by a Jamaica team. With a little luck, there could have been more medals for the team, as five athletes finished fourth in their events. The successful Jamaican team to the XV111 Junior Pan Am Athletics Championships returned to the island yesterday afternoon, after making up for the disappointment by their younger counterparts at the World Youth Championships a few weeks earlier. The country had something to smile about over the past weekend, as after three days of competition at Foote Field, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Jamaica ended the meet with 13 medals – one gold, four silver and eight bronze. Head coach of the successful team, Michael Carr, who was at the helm when the World Youth team topped the World two years ago on the medal table, was very pleased with the team’s overall performance.
When Mario Forsythe lines up today to run the Olympic Development 400 metres at the second McKenley-Wint Classic at Calabar High School, he will open a new chapter in his sprint career. It will be his first race as a member of the Akan Track Club. Now, the former University of Technology and Racers sprinter is aiming to regain his best form in the 200 metres. A fine session of background training has Forysthe feeling optimistic about the 2017 season, which culminates with the World Championships in London this August. He chuckles with athletic joy when he recalls how well his preparatory work has gone. “Really, really good,” he said, “it’s been going on good.” A knee injury put the brakes on his Olympic campaign last year, but now he sees bright possibilities. “Right now, I’m at a new club, Akan Track Club, with Mr (Michael) Clarke, so I expect to do good this season,” he said brightly while spectating at the JC-Danny Williams Purewater development meet earlier in the month, “because I know I put in the work and we’ll see what happens this season coming.” In 2010, he broke the 10 seconds barrier twice in one day in Rieti, Italy, with times of 9.95 and 9.99 seconds. He was solid in 2011 and placed second in the 200m at the National Senior Championships and went all the way to the semi-finals at the World Championships. “That was my biggest moment in track and field,” he recalls. Forsythe, a 2002 Boys and Girls’ Championships Class Two 200m bronze medal winner for Muschett High School, has always been a safe pair of hands on the 4x100m relay. He was on the third leg when the Racers set a club ‘world record’ of 37.46 seconds in 2009 and started a Jamaican all-comers record of 37.82 in Kingston on April 14, 2012. He is now more focused on the curved sprint. He hasn’t given up the 100m but said, “I’m trying to make the team for the 200m. “That’s what I’m aiming for,” he explained. “From I put in the work and go out there and do what I’m supposed to do – at least 20.1, 20.0 at the National Stadium,” he estimated. His personal best is 20.27 seconds. Now 31, Forsythe has been coached by experts Stephen Francis and Glen Mills in the past but refrained from making any comparisons. Instead, he paid high compliments to Clarke. “You can talk to him about anything, reasonable coach although you train really hard,” he said with a playful and pained grin. Acknowledging his age, he revealed, “I have to put in the work more extra because I’m getting older so I have to put in the work, but I like Mr Clarke, I like his programme very much.” The rugged World Championships semi-finalist is looking for a breakthrough season. “I’m putting in the work,” he reasoned, “so I hope I get a good season.”
NASSAU, Bahamas: No gold medals, but it was still a solid day for the Jamaican contingent as the curtains came down on the third IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas last night. Jamaica’s men 4x200m and women’s 4x400m teams had to settle for bronze medals in their respective finals at the early season championships inside the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, while it was silver in the women’s 4x100m final. With the Americans running into early trouble, the Jamaican team of Simone Facey, Natasha Morrison, Gayon Evans and Sashalee Forbes became favourites for the gold, but that went to the German team that clocked 42.84 with the Jamaicans running second in 42.95 with China, 43.11, taking bronze. The team of Nickel Ashmeade, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer and captain Yohan Blake finished a disappointed and distant third 1:21.09 seconds behind an impressive Canada team which took the event in 1:19.42 with second place going to the United States in 1:19.88. Blake, who failed to reel in the athletes ahead of him, believes the team did a decent job even if he wanted to get the baton a little closer to the action for a better chance at a top podium spot. NOT A BAD PERFORMANCE “It wasn’t a bad performance, but I wanted to get the baton a bit closer and then it would have been a different race,” Blake said. “I am feeling excellent. I am coming on really well and so I have to give God thanks, no one got injured.” In the women’s 4x400m final, Jamaica again had to settle for third place with the team of Janieve Russell, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Verone Chambers and Stephenie-Ann McPherson finishing in a time of 3:28.49 behind the United States, 3:24.36 and Poland, 3:28.28. The Jamaicans were comfortably in second on the last leg before McPherson was overtaken a few steps from the finish line by Poland’s Justyna Swiety with the Jamaican later admitting that they expected a different colour medal while expressing gratitude nonetheless. “I am feeling great. It is not what we wanted, but a medal is a medal,” said McPherson. Russell was thankful for what was her maiden medal at these championships. “I feel very blessed and thankful because it is my first World Relays and to get a bronze medal, I am thankful and happy,” noted Russell before Chambers expressed her delight at competing at the event. “I feel really blessed to be a part of the team because I always watched World Relays for the past two years and I always wished that I could be a part of the team. But now I am not just a part of the team, but to run in the final is an awesome feeling,” Chambers said. Jamaica (39 points) again finished second behind USA (60 points) with Australia third on 24.
Dave Ildefonso had one of his best games so far in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, scoring 21 points and grabbing six rebounds in a losing effort for National University.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The bulk of Ildefonso’s points came in the third quarter when he scored 12. It was also during this time that NU mustered a comeback and outscored the Soaring Falcons 22-12 to head into the fourth quarter down by just nine, 54-45, after trailing by as much as 25 points in the second.READ: Dave Ildefonso stars as NU holds off USTThat comeback attempt was all the fight NU could bring as Adamson eventually held off any advances from the Bulldogs.“I think we lacked the overall contribution from the whole team,” said Ildefonso.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Caracut, Serrano fueling La Salle’s drive Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Bulldogs absorbed a 69-58 loss to Adamson in what could’ve been a star-making game for Ildefonso, but the young gun said he’d rather see his teammates prosper than take the bulk of the offense.“Of course I’d rather see the ball rotate between us because that would make a more dangerous team because the opposing team won’t know who will score in a certain possession,” said Ildefonso in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Tab Baldwin sorry for Dave Ildefonso commentsIldefonso shot on an 8-of-20 clip while none of his teammates reached at least 10 attempts from the floor. John Lloyd Clemente had the second-most tries with nine while making two. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Simon Mignolet insist Manchester City will hold no fear for Liverpool in the League Cup final.City have been installed as favourites to win the Wembley showdown after securing an aggregate victory against Everton in their semi-final on Wednesday night.But Mignolet is confident his side can deliver the first silverware of Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield reign on February 28.The Belgian goalkeeper, Liverpool’s penalty shoot-out hero in the semi-final win over Stoke, told talkSPORT: “We have to look at our own job and make sure we as Liverpool are ready when it is Wembley time.“You have to make sure you are focused on your own job rather than your opponents.“We know Manchester City have got a very good side with lots of individual quality but if we are at our best we don’t have to worry about any opponent.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Trucker Ricardo Cibrian of Los Angeles is presumed to be one of the two men killed in the crash. Trucker Hugo Rodriguez and his 6-year-old son, Isaiah, are the other two believed to have died. They reportedly were from Fresno. “This is the worst accident that I have personally seen,” said Warren Stanley, assistant chief for the California Highway Patrol’s Southern Division and a 25-year CHP veteran. One team of CHP specialists was working to identify the missing drivers as well as passengers and witnesses. Another team is working to identify the commercial vehicles – some of them burned to charred metal frames – through the trucking companies. Coroner’s investigators have been through all the vehicles and believe there are no more bodies, Stanley said. The cause of the crash has not been determined. NEWHALL – Traffic whizzed easily through the normally clogged Newhall Pass on Monday after Interstate 5 lanes reopened ahead of schedule and investigators continued to search for clues to a deadly chain-reaction crash that closed the key north-south highway for days. While transit officials had braced for massive gridock, more than a quarter-million commuters took alternate routes or mass transit and left the Golden State Freeway lanes clear. But even as traffic concerns eased, officials began stepping up their probe into what set off the fiery collision of 30 trucks and a car on a rainy Friday night, leaving three dead and 10 injured. At least nine drivers who apparently escaped from vehicles trapped in the burning truck bypass tunnel in the Newhall Pass had not yet contacted the Highway Patrol, officials said. Fire raged in the tunnel overnight and into Saturday, compromising the structure. Passenger lanes cross over the damaged tunnel and state Transportation Department officials initially thought it could take days to ensure they were structurally sound. The freeway was shut down over the weekend and commuters were warned to find alternate routes to work Monday. But crews completed shoring up the tunnel, making it safe for repair teams to move in. Engineers determined the freeway was safe and all lanes were opened shortly after 3 a.m. “It is, for us, a very good day here in California,” said Doug Failing, Caltrans district director for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. “I got into this business because I love seeing traffic move.” Failing said he will have a better idea of when the tunnel will open at the end of the week when he gets test results back. Concrete and steel reinforcement samples are being tested at a Texas lab to determine how well the tunnel materials withstood the temperatures that reached 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit. Caltrans’ goal, he said, is to repair the tunnel without closing the freeway again. “I-5 is open to traffic, and it is our intention to keep it that way,” Failing said. During the repairs, lighting will also be enhanced in the tunnel. There is no cost estimate for the repairs, but Caltrans has an emergency authorization of $2.25 million for the initial work. For now, all lanes are open except for the southbound I-5 connector to northbound Route 14. And it could be weeks or months before the southbound truck tunnel reopens. “The southbound truck bypass is closed and will remain closed for an indefinite period of time,” Failing said. Caltrans and the city of Santa Clarita urged commuters to continue seeking alternates because the endless stream of tractior-trailers that traverse California’s main north-south freeway artery will share the road with passenger vehicles – a rough mix on the busy road to work. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph. To help reduce the impact of the freeway mess on commuters, Metrolink expanded its service between northern Los Angeles County and downtown Los Angeles. The additional service will continue today. On Monday, the I-5 and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway that feeds it just south of the tunnel were exceptionally clear. Expecting heavy freeway traffic, about twice the usual number of commuters crowded Santa Clarita’s three Metrolink stations before dawn hoping to avoid freeway jams that never materialized. It was standing-room only on the Antelope Valley Line by the time the extended six-car train reached its final Santa Clarita stop in Newhall. Even though southbound freeway lanes were open, motorists said they opted for the train to avoid the long ride home, unaware the northbound lanes also would reopen two days ahead of schedule. “I didn’t want to drive home,” said Michelle Debardas of Valencia, a Metrolink first-time rider who works at a Glendale title company. “Getting to work didn’t look so bad, but coming home could take hours.” Richard Freund said he, too, was climbing aboard the commuter train for the first time. “I definitely thought about taking it before but now I have a good reason,” said Freund, who works for a jeans company in downtown Los Angeles. Debbie Vickers, who works in a downtown law office, opted for Metrolink after it took two hours Sunday to get five miles down the road. She finally gave up on her trip to the San Fernando Valley. “I can’t believe this crowd,” she said, as hundreds waited for the 6:08 a.m. train in the dark and fog. Regular Metrolink riders weren’t thrilled with the onslaught of passengers. “I usually sleep on my way to work,” said Kenny Miles, a Valencia resident who works as an administrative assistant downtown. “I’m not sure I’ll get to sit this morning.” On Sunday, reporters brought up truckers’ concerns about the tunnel’s safety. “Quite frankly, I was caught by surprise at that,” Failing said. “We have had no record of complaints in my office.” His staff has looked at accident records from 2004 through 2006 at the tunnel site. “During that three-year period, we’ve only identified five accidents that happened in that stretch,” Failing said. He said the agency will be following up on the complaints. “A tunnel is not usually your first choice when you are trying to solve a transportation problem, but at some point in time a tunnel is the only choice you have available,” Failing added. Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, a former Santa Clarita mayor, said he worked with the governor’s office to declare a state of emergency. “What that does is free up the resources of the state to enable the construction and improvements to occur as quickly as possible to improve the commerce and improve the transportation,” said Smyth, R-Santa Clarita. The Interstate Commerce Act allows trucks to mingle with cars on traditional lanes, Smyth said. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5251 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Cleared: Cllr Frank McBreartyINDEPENDENT Councillor Frank McBrearty has been cleared of allegations that he assaulted a senior member of Fianna Fail.The Director of Public Prosecutions has told the former Mayor he has no case to answer – after Cllr Seamus O Domhnaill claimed he had been attacked. The Fianna Fail man had made a statement to Gardaí, prompting a six month investigation – after he claimed Cllr McBrearty has threatened and assaulted him at a county council meeting in Lifford last October.Cllr McBrearty had vehemently denied the claim, and he was backed by Fine Gael councillor Barry O’Neill who said the alleged incident “didn’t happen.”The alleged incident was the subject of much on-air debate, which Cllr McBrearty’s lawyers are now studying.Gardai interviewed 29 councillors and senior staff members at the council as part of the investigation.In a statement tonight Cllr McBrearty said: “After months of trivial, pointless, and redundant questioning, not to mention the unnecessary garda manpower which this whole non-event involved I have been told by the DPP that I will not be prosecuted.“The unnecessary anxiety and strain which these allegations have placed upon my family and myself, only served as an unwelcome reminder of the cruelties and injustices which we as a family have faced in the past.”“In addition to Cllr Ó Domhnaill’s initial declaration, I later learnt that in his statement to Gardaí, he made the accusation that I had also threatened to kill both himself and another Councillor – namely Cllr Barry O’Neill of Ballyshannon.“I categorically reject all of Cllr Ó Domhnaill’s accusations made against me.“In fact, this entire debacle has already strived to cause me, as well as my standing, considerable harm.”Cllr O’Neill said: “The whole thing was bizarre and that’s an understatement. I was named in Cllr O Domhnaill’s statement – which was read to me by Gardaí – as having also been threatened by Cllr McBrearty, but I was never assaulted or threatened that day by Cllr McBrearty or anyone else.”DONEGAL COUNCILLOR CLEARED OF ALLEGED ASSAULT – ON OTHER DONEGAL COUNCILLOR was last modified: May 13th, 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:assaulassaultclearedCllr Barry O’NeillCllr Frank McBreartyCllr Seamus O DomhnaillDPPthreatening behaviour
The club extends sympathy to the Mc Grath family and to all the families of the young people killed or injured in recent traffic accidents.Club newsOur ladies team had to come back from 2-0 down to defeat Glenree 4-2. Scorers were Caroline Gallagher(3) and Amanda Callaghan. Our u-6 girls lost 1-0 to Swilly in the league and 4-0 to Glenree in the Ulster cup.Our U14s also lost 3-1 to Glenree with Shannon Cunningham scoring. In the blitzes our u12s beat Illistrin, drew with Gweedore Utd and lost to Mulroy while our u10s beat Illistrin, Gweedore Utd and Kilmacrennan.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 8 and 16.Sixteen people had three numbers with Paddy Doherty drawn out and winning €50. Next week’s jackpot is €6975.Congratulations to Ciara Boyle and Darren Mc Evoy on their marriage. Lagan Harps FC extend condolences to families bereaved by tragic road accidents was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 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:condolencesFootballLagan Harps
Asked if he’s afraid Spurs could be left behind this season, with their top four rivals all spending big money, the former striker added: “Possibly, yeah.“I’m a little bit worried about the start of the season, the demands that so many of the first-team players have had with their World Cup exploits, many of them have only just reported back for training.“And everyone knows if you get to off to a bad start, all of a sudden the season can slip away from you in terms of being competitive.”Listen to Clive Allen on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! 3 “When you walk back into the dressing room at the start of the season and you see a new face or two, it just keeps everybody on their toes, and I’m a little bit worried that’s not going to be the case at Spurs.”Asked if Tottenham could be held back in the transfer market by their new stadium, which could end up costing the club upwards of £1billion, Allen added: “Yes, absolutely.“It affected Arsenal, they’ve just come out of the other side of that with the investments they’ve made and the players they’ve signed, the financial restraints the stadium put on them have now moved away.“But Spurs supporters are desperate to win something. It’s the next step on the ladder for the club going forward.“They’ve made great progress over the last five years I would say, it’s been one step forward every season, but now they must win silverware – that has to be the next success story for them.“The core of the group is very good, they are very competitive, but my personal view is they have to invest in new players to start winning something.” But the soaring costs of the project appear to have hampered Mauricio Pochettino’s summer transfer plans, with Spurs still yet to make a single signing with just one day left until the window closes.Spurs – in true Daniel Levy style – have been linked with a number of late deals, including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, but with Thursday’s 5pm deadline rapidly approaching, time is running out.Asked about the lack of arrivals this summer, Allen told Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I’m a little bit surprised, I must admit.“There has to be some financial restrictions regarding the development of the new stadium, although obviously Spurs aren’t going to say that is one of the reasons they are not spending.READ MORE: Tottenham fans allowed first glimpse inside new stadium“I think they’ve put themselves into a good position over the last couple of years with the players they’ve got signed on long-term contracts, so they’re happy with what they’ve got in terms of the nucleus of the squad.“But you always need to freshen it up. 3 3 The ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ is almost complete Getty Liverpool are one of Spurs’ rivals to spend big this summer, having signed new No.1 Alisson for £67m from Roma Spurs haven’t brought anyone in but Harry Kane and Dele Alli have signed new long-term deals Tottenham legend Clive Allen believes the club’s new multi-million-pound stadium could see Spurs suffer the same financial restrictions as rivals Arsenal did with the building of the Emirates.The White Hart Lane goal machine told talkSPORT he is “surprised” by the north London club’s lack of spending this summer and that he fears it will impact their chances of challenging for the top-four.After a year at Wembley, Tottenham will kick off a new era of club history in their newly-build home ground – imaginatively named the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ – this season.
Donegal failed to overcome a strong Cork side in today’s All Ireland’s semi-final in the All- Ireland Vocational Schools match in Portarlington, Co. Laois.The teams last met in last year’s final with Donegal coming out on top after a controversial first game which saw Cork awarded an extra point.Manager Joe McKelvey saw his brave side go down by 1-13 to 0-08. Donegal had been on a high after winning their Ulster final clash.They went in at the break leading 0-8 to 0-5 but the Corkmen, with the wind at their back in the second half, unleashed a torrent of points without reply.But the Rebel County proved a step too far today for the Co Donegal lads.The loss of Conor Green before the game and the further loss of corner forward Willie Gillespie after just two minutes didn’t help matters. “We are disappointed,” said Manager McKelvey afterwards.“The lads gave all they could but Cork were just that bit better on the day. We had a good first half. Who knows – if we had have been playing against that strong wind in the first half things might have been different.“But we have no complaints. Cork were technically a very good side and we wish them all the best in the final,” he said.McKelvey thanked his mentors John Joe O’Shea, Tom Rowan, Seoirse Doherty, Martin Regan and Frank Dooley and the many supporters who travelled the long distance to Laoise for the game. DONEGAL GO DOWN TO CORK IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 18th, 2012 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:DONEGAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLSJOE MCKELVEY