Day, McLaughlin out of MVP?

first_imgThere are strong indications that World Championships 400m finalist Christine Day is among the athletes who will be leaving the MVP Track Club ahead of coming season.Day, along with her sister, Jonique; struggling quarter-miler Riker Hylton, who only recently left the Racers Track Club; Natasha Morrison; and one-time Holmwood Technical standout Anneisha McLaughlin-Whitby, herself a finalist in the 200m at the 2009 World Championships, are all believed to be on their way out of the Stephen Francis-led programme.When contacted yesterday, President of the MVP Track Club Bruce James could neither confirm nor deny the development, offering instead that several changes will be made at the University of Technology-based outfit, with some athletes leaving, noting that there will also be a few additions to the unit as well.”There are some changes – additions and subtractions – but I can’t say anything else at this point. Not everyone has returned to training yet, but once everything is finalised and we put everything together completely, we will be giving an update as to the athletes in the programme,” said James.Day, who is coming off one of her best seasons as a professional, was one of 15 MVP athletes who represented Jamaica at the recent World Championships in Beijing, China.Personal bestsThe 29-year-old twice got personal-best marks in her 400m pet event – first clocking 50.16 to match her career best en route to winning at the National Senior Championships in June, before stopping the clock at 50.14 to finish fourth in the final in Beijing.She was also a member of Jamaica’s gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team.McLaughlin-Whitby, who decided to take a break from the track last season after nearly two decades of competing, is also believed to be among the athletes who won’t return to train at MVP.McLaughlin has been training out of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, where Maurice Wilson’s SprintTec group, which also includes Sherone Simpson and Rasheed Dwyer, is based. Wilson is, of course, McLaughlin’s former coach at Holmwood Technical.last_img read more

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Lindener opts for jail time instead of fine

first_imgA Lindener opted to spend two weeks in prison instead of paying a ,000 fine for damage to property charge.Andrew Eastman, 50, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman where he pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on August 3, 2016, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged a windscreen valued $30,000 at Coop Crescent, Linden, property of Terrence Reynolds.Andrew EastmanThe Prosecution’s case revealed that at about 11:00h the virtual complainant (VC) parked his minibus, BKK 6538, in the vicinity of the boat landing at Coop Crescent, where the defendant was seen with a bat. Just moments later, the defendant smashed the windscreen while threatening the VC to hit him.The unrepresented defendant told the Magistrate that it was one of the side mirrors he damaged and not the windscreen. Eastman told the court that he accidentally “jammed” the mirror of the bus.Eastman was fined $50,000, but told Magistrate Latchman that he will serve the time in prison rather than pay the fine.last_img read more

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Texting champ’s phone is new BFF

first_imgTheir differences on global warming quickly bubbled over, the Washington Post reported Sunday. “I am floored by what I just experienced with Karl Rove,” David said later. “I went over to him and said, `I urge you to take a new look at global warming.’ He went zero to 100 with me. … I’ve never had anyone be so rude.” Rove said: “She came over to insult me, and she succeeded.” – Associated Press Writer Maya Angelou says courage is the virtue most needed in today’s society. “Without courage, you can’t practice the other virtues,” she said. Angelou, 79, spoke at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday, telling stories and talking about many problems that should be eliminated, including violence, smoking, hate, racism, sexism and ageism. “We’ve reached a time when violence in the world is about to take us over,” Angelou said. Rove, Crow get into heated talk Karl Rove’s debate with singer Sheryl Crow and producer Laurie David about global warming heated the atmosphere at a black-tie Washington dinner. On the eve of Earth Day, Crow and “Inconvenient Truth” producer David walked over to the presidential adviser’s table at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday night. OMG! Thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar of Claysburg, Pa., was crowned LG National Texting champion on Saturday after she typed “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins” in 15 seconds. “I’m going to go shopping and buy lots of clothes,” the teen said after winning her $25,000 prize. Morgan defeated nearly 200 other competitors at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan to become East Coast champion and then beat West Coast champion Eli Tirosh, 21, of Los Angeles. She estimated that she sends more than 8,000 text messages a month. Poet: Courage most vital virtue last_img
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Klopp targets more after Liverpool end long wait for last eight

first_img“It feels really good,” said Klopp, who is only in his second full season in charge.“I think this year we belong there to be honest, it should not be a big surprise“The next round will be difficult, seven other very good teams, maybe four of them are from England, which doesn’t make it easier.“I think we will have a chance for sure to go to the semis. We’ll take it step-by-step and tonight it is cool.”With the job done in Portugal, Klopp could even afford the luxury of starting top-scorer Mohamed Salah and club-record signing Virgil van Dijk on the bench with one eye on Saturday’s vital visit to Manchester United in the Premier League.“Now we can prepare for the Manchester game. I’m looking forward to it,” added Klopp.Liverpool have made a habit of fast starts in Europe this season, but took time to warm to their task with the German having made five changes in all from the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend.It took 17 minutes for the hosts to threaten when Joe Gomez’s cross was acrobatically flicked towards goal by Mane, but looped just over the bar.Mane was inches away from his fourth goal of the tie on the half-hour mark when he controlled James Milner’s lofted pass on his chest before smashing the inside of Iker Casillas’s far post.Dejan Lovren then headed narrowly over as Liverpool threatened to raise the pulse of an understandably more subdued Anfield than is customary on a European night.“Probably if you draw away and then win at home it feels maybe different,” continued Klopp.“But the maximum you can achieve is the next round and we did that in a comfortable way.”Casillas was given a standing ovation by the Liverpool fans in the Kop end as he took to the field after the break on his record 167th and possible farewell appearance in the Champions League.“I think he has more (appearances) than our whole squad,” said Klopp, who embraced Casillas at full-time.“I don’t say the number of years but I think he obviously wants to play a bit more.”However, that was one of few moments that got the home fans off their feet as Liverpool settled on their substantial lead.Roberto Firmino had one clear chance to add to his seven Champions League goals this season when his shot was blocked by Porto captain Felipe before the Brazilian was protected by Klopp for the weekend as Danny Ings was introduced for the final half hour.Salah was given 15 minutes to find the winner when he replaced Mane.The Egyptian had one opportunity to extend his scoring streak to eight straight games, but Casillas smothered his low effort.And the Spanish veteran made his best stop of the night two minutes from time to deny Ings and hold onto his clean sheet.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s attentions will now turn to the weekend’s Premier League clash with arch rivals Manchester United © AFP / PAUL ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the Champions League quarter-finals is where his side belong after ending a nine-year wait to reach the last eight on Tuesday.Despite settling for a goalless draw in an uninspiring last 16, second leg at Anfield, Liverpool eased past Porto 5-0 on aggregate thanks to a comprehensive win in Portugal three weeks ago.last_img read more

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Man United team to play CSKA Moscow today – starting XI to secure three vital points

first_img 16. Michael Carrick 4. Phil Jones 10 21. Ander Herrera 10 10 10 9. Anthony Martial 10. Wayne Rooney 10 1. David De Gea – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 5. Marcos Rojo 10 10 10 10 Manchester United travel to CSKA Moscow for a tough Champions League match tonight, which you can listen to live on talkSPORT (click here to find out how to listen).The Red Devils are fresh from an impressive 3-0 win at Everton in the Premier League, and won their last European outing at home to Wolfsburg.But having lost their first match in Group B, at PSV Eindhoven, United can ill afford to slip up in Russia.How will Louis van Gaal line up his side? Take a look at our probable XI, above, and share your thoughts on which team you think United should field at Moscow, by leaving a comment below. 8. Juan Mata 10 12. Chris Smalling 28. Mrgan Schneiderlinlast_img read more

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DONEGAL PUBLIC WARNED OVER eFIBRE BROADBAND SCAM

first_imgPeople across Donegal are being targeted in a hoax broadband scam aimed at installing a virus on their computers.Hackers are pretending to be from Eircom and installing Fibre broadband.Hundreds of people have already received hoax calls pretending to be from Eircom seeking to upgrade them to the speedy eFibre network.The calls are being made from Asia and claim they have received contact about slow internet connection. People are then asked to go onto the Eircom website and into the eFibre section.Unsuspecting members of the public are then being asked to give the callers their email address so the ‘Eircom employee’ can send them a link to upgrade to eFibre.One man who received the call yesterday said people should be aware of the scam.He said he suspected the idea behind getting the emails was to install the malware virus onto computers. The man, who contacted Donegal Daily to warn there computer users, revealed “It was a very bad line and they’re weren’t the most convincing, especially as they were obviously from Asia, but it could catch some people out.“I spoke to one person who told me there had been complaints that the internet was slow and this was because people hadn’t upgraded to eFibre.“She then transferred me to a “supervisor” who told me to go to the eircom website (the real one) and then click on broadband at the top. Once the page opened, he asked if I saw the stuff about eFibre.“Then he said if I gave him my email address he would send me a link to download the eFibre. At that point I told him I wasn’t interested and hung up.”DONEGAL PUBLIC WARNED OVER eFIBRE BROADBAND SCAM was last modified: September 9th, 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:broadbanddonegaleFibrehackersscamlast_img read more

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SINN FEIN’S PADRAIG FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH TODAY!

first_imgHe should be jousting with the opposition in Leinster House today.But Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn has taken a day off – for a very special reason.The Buncrana Sinn Fein TD will say ‘I do’ to long-term partner Sinead. The couple have been inundated with well-wishers after Padraig announced the news on his Facebook page.Padraig revealed “It’s the big day for me and Sinéad today. Thank you all for your love and best wishes. Beautiful is the day that is touched by love.”Congrats to you both from all at Donegal Daily.  SINN FEIN’S PADRAIG FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH TODAY! was last modified: November 7th, 2013 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:marriagePADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNSinn Feinlast_img read more

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‘It’s really sloppy journalism’ – Warburton rejects claims he will leave Forest

first_imgMark Warburton has revealed he will remain in charge of Nottingham Forest – even if they are relegated from the Championship this weekend.The Midlands club are fighting hard to beat the drop on Sunday as they battle it out with Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers to stay up.Forest entertain Ipswich Town at the City Ground and Warburton has promised no matter what the result he will be there next season.“I read some shocking some stories, really sloppy journalism if I am allowed to say that,” said Warburton.“Really sloppy journalism because there is no truth whatsoever in a dangerous and damaging story. It looks bad.“You don’t come into a dressing room and ask players to commit everything to a club – and then say, ‘by the way if we go down we are off at the end of the season’.“It doesn’t work that way. So we are committed 100 per cent and we are here next season.” Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton 1last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NOTES

first_imgKarl Griffin travelled to the Catalonian capital Barcelona last week for the World Junior – U20 – Track and Field championships.This biannual event attracted the cream of the Worlds young athletes from 140 countries to the week long festival of athletics competition. The standards achieved by many of the medal winners during the period equalled if not surpassed the upcoming bests in the upcoming London Olympics.The 17 year old Tir Chonaill man was drawn in the final heat seven of the 800m. Karl ran an excellent race and time of 1min 51.98secs but did not progress to the semi finals. Karl one of the youngest competitors at the championships, ended up following the first round times in 39th position from a start field 61 competitors – a top 40 position in the World and giving most of the opposition over two years of maturity and experience. Well done Karl – you should be proud of your achievement and no doubt will put the experience gained to best use in the years ahead.Tir Chonaill AC would like to congratulate all the Irish team of fifteen on their performances in Barcelona and to give a special mention to Mark English who ran three magnificent races in as many days to finish 5th in the 800m final – without doubt the top sports/athletics performance by a Donegal sportsperson on the World stage since the 1996 Olympic Gold winning performance of Bridie Lynch in Atlanta and the unforgetable World silver silver medal performance at the World Cross of Danny McDaid so many years ago. Mark, now a 3rd level student in DCU, has progressed a long way since his introduction to the sport in Letterkenny AC and the numerous local North West squad days he participated in as a young teenager.While Karl Griffin, was contesting at World level, many of his club mates were focusing on Part 1 of the All Ireland club finals in Tullamore. The results from the two day event in Tullamore , podium positions and PB’s achieved is testimony and reward for the clubs athletes and coaches who have prepared and trained so effectively during the last year. Well done to all –Summary – On Saturday Kate McGowan wins the  U16 80m Hurdles -into a – 2.9wind – time 11.96secs and the following day Long Jumps a new PB of 5.59m to add a second gold. Kate also ran a PB of 12.89secs for 7th in the 100m finals.Kelly McGrory continues to improve her times/PBs’ and on Saturday moved up a distance to the 100m Hurdles and finishes 2nd in a closely fought final -time 15.54secs. In a vey close 100m final -.04secs -seperated Kelly in 2nd plce from winner Harrison, Emerald. Kelly’s time 12.48secs.Hannah Campbell rqualled her PB of 2.50m when winning the U17 Pole Vault and newcomer ot the evnt Katie Hoad was delighted with a silver medal winning position in the U16 PV. Mark McGuinness, moved up a distance to the 3,000m and the Dunkineely lad with a PB time of 9mins 8.68secs secured silver.Clara Herron from North Sligo, journeys weekly to train with the Tir Chonaill throws group and on Sunday evening threw a PB of 11.73m for silver in the U14 age group.Caolan O’Callaghan, another new comer to Tir Chonaill high jumped 1.65m for 5th in the U15 age group;Chloe Masterson, had a PB of 27m in the U15 Hammer for a 5th place finish; Mark Campbell had  a new best putt of 10.70m in the U14 age group for  7th place finish. Mark Boyle in the very competitive U16 Boys 800m final finished 8th in a good time of 2mins8.09secs while Ruth Gillespie filled 8th place in the U16 80m hurdles final.Finally a word of congrats to neighbouring club athletes and coaches from across the North West on an unprecedented number of podium finishes at an All Irelands. Upcoming eventsWith the juvenile track and field season coming to a climax two club/Abbey Voc School athletes travel to London this weekend as part of the Irish schools team for the annual U17 four countries International. Best wishes to Kelly Mc Grory, 80mH/300m Hurdles and 4 x 300m relay sqaud and to Kate McGowan, 80m Hurdles and 4 x 100m relay squad as they toe the line against the best young athletes from England, Scotland and Wales. The following weekend Part 2 of the Irish c/ships takes place in Tullamore when again the club have numerous finalists and relay teams participatingATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NOTES was last modified: July 18th, 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:ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NOTESlast_img read more

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‘Wilshere can play for any team in the world’, says former Arsenal team-mate

first_imgAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted he is ‘sad’ to see former Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere leave the Gunners – insisting he has the quality to play for ‘any team in the world’.Wilshere has confirmed he will be looking for a new club this summer after failing to agree a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.News of his exit comes after months of negotiations over a possible extension, with the midfielder deciding to call time on his 17-year Arsenal career after talks with new manager Unai Emery. And Oxlade-Chamberlain – who, like Wilshere, opted to leave Arsenal last summer for more game time, joining Liverpool for £35million – says it would have been a hard choice for him to leave his boyhood club.“Jack is Arsenal through and through, he loved the club and the fans loved him,” he said in an EXCLUSIVE interview with talkSPORT.“It’s obviously a very difficult moment for him to make that decision, and I was in a similar position when I had to make the decision to leave, it’s never easy.“Arsenal is a fantastic club. It’s one of those clubs where it’s an honour to play there.“Jack was there longer than me and he had even more of a connection after coming through the academy, so it’s tough to see and it’s sad for Arsenal, but Jack has to make the best decision for his career.” Wilshere will leave Arsenal at the end of the month 3 3 3center_img “He’s a top, top player, he can play at any team in the world, he’s got that sort of ability. He’s played for Arsenal all his life – they are a massive club and he’s always shown he has the ability to play there.“He’s a top player and he can definitely play at the highest level, wherever that may be.”Listen to a clip of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Jack Wilshere’s future above, or click here for the full interview! Wilshere won back-to-back FA Cups with Arsenal in 2014 and 2015 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spent six years at Arsenal, having joined from Southampton for £15m aged just 17 A host of clubs in the Premier League and in Europe are reportedly lining up to sign Wilshere, with the likes of West Ham, Everton, Wolves and several Serie A teams linked with an interest in the 26-year-old.And while a possible move to Juventus now appears to be off the table, Oxlade-Chamberlain insists the midfielder has what it takes to continue playing at the highest level.“I’ve got every respect for Wilshere, he’s a fantastic footballer, one of the best I’ve played with,” he added.“I wish him all the very best for whatever he does next, and I have every faith that he will make it work and he’ll do well.last_img read more

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