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January 20, 2020

Bolt looking forward to JN Heroes Weekend 5K

first_img“Come out and run with me; discover my parish and support a worthy cause.”That’s the message from superstar sprinter Usain Bolt, as the ‘I’s are dotted and the ‘t’s crossed, ahead of the inaugural Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action 5k Run/Walk, set for Sunday, October 18.Geared towards raising support for the Granville Place of Safety for Girls, the course will take participants through one of the island’s most picturesque corridors – where Georgian artistry meets Caribbean charm, a point that Alfred Francis from race organisers Running Events was quick to underline.However, the opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the most recognisable faces in international sports, Usain Bolt, who was born and raised not too far away in Sherwood Content, will no doubt be a big draw for the road-running community, as well as the casual participant.Bolt told The Sunday Gleaner yesterday that he is looking forward to taking part in the event and encouraged everyone to join him.”I’ll be there, and I can say that I’m really looking forward to this event. I can’t promise that I will do all 5K, but I am ready for any challenge. I do not intend to lose another race before I retire,” he laughed in reference to last week’s ‘made-for-TV’ race with eight-year-old viral video fitness enthusiast DemarJay Smith on the popular Ellen Degeneres Show.”This event is in aid of a worthy cause, one that the Usain Bolt Foundation is honoured to lend its support to,” added the 17-time Olympic and World Champion sprinter.Saffrey Brown, JN Foundation general manager, reiterated the importance of the event and what it means to the future of its charity, the Granville Place of Safety for Girls.”There have been a lot of issues recently about protection for young people, and we really wanted to look at how we could help them get a better sort of start and increase their chances for positive outcome,” Brown said.Use of proceedsShe underlined that proceeds from the run/walk will be used to build a classroom, media library and sewing room for the facility, which caters to at-risk under-aged females.Speaking to the route itself, Francis said that the reception has been positive, while promising an enriching experience for all participants.”I see a lot of emails floating around from running groups planning to take a ride out of town and participate. Of course, we have a concentration of road races in Kingston, but it’s a holiday weekend. A lot of persons want to go out of town, go on the North Coast, and so we are providing something for their palette,” Francis said. “There is no race in Falmouth, so for the people in the town, the schools in and around the area, in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and so on, we also want them to come out and share.”last_img read more

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SWANSEA VS LEICESTER

first_imgSWANSEA (4-2-3-1)FABIANSKI,NAUGHTON, BARTLEY, WILLIAMS, TAYLOR,KI, SHELVEY,ROUTLEDGE, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,EDERLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)VARDY, OKAZAKI,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,FUCHS, HUTH,MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELJamie Vardy wrote his name into Barclays Premier League history by scoring for the 11th successive game for Leicester City against Manchester United last Saturday, overtaking Ruud van Nistelrooy.And if the England front-man scores again, in Wales, he will pull level with all-time record holder Jimmy Dunne, an Irishman who scored 18 goals in 12 successive First Division games for Sheffield United during the 1931-32 campaign.It is a remarkable run and one that has enabled Leicester to stay level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City.Leicester would now be top but for the 1-1 draw with United, but the point extended their unbeaten league run to seven games while the Foxes remain the only team in the division yet to lose away from home.They have won four and drawn three away from home. Their 15 away points is the joint best in the Premier League, with Arsenal also boasting 15 points on their travels. Leicester also have 15 away goals (only Arsenal have more with 16).Swansea, meanwhile, are now 15th in the Premier League following their 1-0 defeat at Liverpool, their third loss in four games.Swansea, though, should be confident, having won their last three home league games against Leicester.last_img read more

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January 11, 2020

House panel approves subpoenas for top Bush aides

first_img“The question they’ve got to ask themselves is, are you more interested in a political spectacle than getting the truth?” Snow said of the overture Tuesday that was relayed to Capitol Hill by White House counsel Fred Fielding. “There must be accountability,” countered subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a vote Thursday on its own set of subpoenas, with Democrats complaining that the threat of force is the only way to get a straight answer from the White House. “The White House is in a bunker mentality – won’t listen, won’t change,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. “I believe there is even more to come out, and I think it’s our duty to bring it out.” WASHINGTON – A House panel approved today subpoenas for President Bush’s political adviser, Karl Rove and other top White House aides, setting up a constitutional showdown over the firings of eight federal prosecutors. By voice vote, the House Judiciary subcommittee on commercial and administrative law decided to compel the president’s top aides to testify publicly and under oath about their roles in the firings. The White House has refused to budge in the controversy, standing by embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and insisting that the firings were appropriate. White House spokesman Tony Snow said that in offering aides to talk to the committees privately, Bush had sought to avoid the “media spectacle” that would result from public hearings with Rove and others at the witness table. The House subcommittee Wednesday approved, but has not issued, subpoenas for Rove, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, their deputies and Kyle Sampson, Gonzales’ chief of staff, who resigned over the uproar last week. The panel also voted to compel the production of documents related to the firings from those officials and Gonzales, Fielding and White House chief of staff Joshua Bolton. Fielding a day earlier refused to provide Congress internal White House communications on the subject. The full Judiciary Committee would authorize the subpoenas if Chairman John Conyers of Michigan chose to do so. Authorizing the subpoenas “does provide this body the leverage needed to negotiate from a position of strength,” said Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass. Republicans called the authorization premature, though some GOP members said they would consider voting to approve the subpoenas if Conyers promises to issue them only if he has evidence of wrongdoing. Conyers agreed. “This (authority) will not be used in a way that will make you regret your vote.” Several Republicans said, “No” during the voice vote, but no roll call was taken. For his part, Bush remained resolute. Would he fight Democrats in court to protect his aides against congressional subpoenas? “Absolutely,” Bush declared. Bush said Tuesday he worried that allowing testimony under oath would set a precedent on the separation of powers that would harm the presidency as an institution. If neither side blinks, the dispute could end up in court – ultimately the Supreme Court – in a politically messy development that would prolong what Bush called the “public spectacle” of the Justice Department’s firings, and public trashings, of the eight U.S. attorneys. Bush defended Gonzales against demands from congressional Democrats and a handful of Republicans that Gonzales resign. “He’s got support with me,” Bush said. “I support the attorney general.” Democrats say the prosecutors’ dismissals were politically motivated. Gonzales initially had asserted the firings were performance-related, not based on political considerations. But e-mails released earlier this month between the Justice Department and the White House contradicted that assertion and led to a public apology from Gonzales over the handling of the matter. The e-mails showed that Rove, as early as Jan. 6, 2005, questioned whether the U.S. attorneys should all be replaced at the start of Bush’s second term, and to some degree worked with Miers and Sampson to get some prosecutors dismissed.last_img read more

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January 6, 2020

England fined Sh6mn for unauthorised socks

first_imgFifa said the FA’s fine was for “breaching media and marketing regulations and the Fifa equipment regulations”.The fine followed England’s quarter-final win over Sweden.Fifa said several England players “continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the quarter-final match between Sweden and England”.The Swedish FA has also been punished with the same fine for a similar sock offence earlier in the tournament.That makes it the joint second highest fine at the World Cup behind Argentina’s Sh10mn (£80,000) punishment after their fans threw objects and chanted homophobic abuse.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eric Dier was one of three England players to wear the socks, which have white dots around the ankles. Photo/BBCLONDON, United Kingdom, July 12 – The FA has been fined Sh6mn (£50,000) after Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling wore “unauthorised” socks at the World Cup.The players wore branded ankle support socks over official Nike socks, ignoring a Fifa warning to stop.last_img read more

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January 3, 2020

Murrays ready for son to shine in L.A.

first_imgFor Brady Murray, it seemed that day would be extra special. In June of 2003, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Kings, the team coached by his father. The family reunion made for a nice storyline but immediately felt awkward to Brady. He loved his father but he didn’t want to work for him. “The day I was drafted, it was a great day, but I looked at the situation thinking people were going to look at me and say, `The only reason he is there is because of his father,”‘ Murray said. “That really bothered me. No one ever said that to me directly, but you hear things.” When Murray makes his North American NHL debut today, his father indeed will be watching – from the other side of the ice. Andy Murray, fired by the Kings toward the end of the 2005-06 season, now coaches the St. Louis Blues, the Kings’ opponent at Staples Center. The Murrays will become the fourth father-son combo ever to face each other in an NHL game as head coach and player, according to Elias Sports Bureau. They follow Bob Johnson and Mark Johnson, Bill Dineen and Gord Dineen, and Rick Wilson and Landon Wilson. “It’s kind of funny how it ended up,” Brady Murray said. “My dad and I looked at the schedule when it came out and saw this game, but we weren’t really concerned. I was worried about making the team.” It wasn’t clear Murray would be on the Kings until the final roster cuts before heading to London last week. He averaged nearly 12 minutes as the fourth-line center in the two games in London, his first two in the NHL, and drew praise from Coach Marc Crawford for showing “a lot of spark and energy.” Andy Murray was able to watch the games on tape. “When I saw him play his first shift, to be honest, it was kind of emotional,” Andy Murray said. “My father was a hockey fanatic and he’s no longer with us. I thought about how special it would have been for him to see Brady out there.” Brady Murray was 15 years old when his father took over as coach of the Kings in 1999. Though he remained with his mother, Ruth, in Minnesota, Brady spent many of his high school vacations in Los Angeles, soaking up the atmosphere around the Kings players and coaches in the locker room and on the ice during his father’s nearly seven-year run with the team. He probably spent more time around the Kings in high school than in the four years after being drafted. After his selection, Brady Murray spent two years in college at North Dakota and then two years in Switzerland, where he was when he found out about his father’s firing. At that point, the Kings hadn’t shown much interest in Brady and his father was no longer around. But he stuck with his goal to make the team and went about impressing the new regime. “For him to have the chance to be on the ice with Rob Blake, Jaroslav Modry, Lubomir Visnovsky, Derek Armstrong and other veteran guys after admiring them so much when he was younger is pretty special,” Andy Murray said. “He’s been a King all the way through. “There was never any wavering with that.” Growing up, Brady was always coached by others while his father was at his different coaching stops around the NHL. When Andy tried to provide advice, he resisted. “He’d always say, `You’re my dad, not my coach,”‘ Ruth Murray said. Their relationship changed in Brady’s two years in Switzerland, and they spoke regularly during training camp last month with Brady asking for advice. “I knew that would happen when Brady matured,” Ruth Murray said, “that he’d take advantage of his father’s expertise. They’ve talked a lot the last few weeks about lineups. Andy knows a lot of the players.” The topics of conversation have been different this week. “He’s an opponent now so he’s not going to give me any trade secrets,” Andy Murray said. “We’ll probably have the chance to go to dinner (Friday), and we won’t be talking a lot of hockey.” The father and son are trying to pass it off as another game. Brady said he is thinking of it more as his first regular-season home game in the NHL. “The only team I’ll be watching will be my team,” Andy Murray said. “I won’t focus my attention on him at all. We’ve got a job to do. I won’t know how he played until I watch the tape after the game.” The game might be most difficult for Ruth, who is flying in with Andy’s mother for the game. “It would be nice to remain neutral but I’m not going to hope for a tie,” Ruth Murray said. “I’ll probably hope Andy gets a couple of points (with a St. Louis win) but Brady does well and isn’t too nervous playing his first game.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NHL: Kings center will be battling his father in North American debut. By Matthew Kredell STAFF WRITER Ask any professional athlete to name the best moments of his life and the day he was drafted is sure to make the top 10. last_img

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December 29, 2019

Sony exits projector TV arena

first_imgTOKYO – Sony is dropping its money-losing rear-projection TV business worldwide to focus on two flat-panel technologies – liquid crystal display and organic light-emitting diode, the company said Thursday. Sales of rear-projection TVs had been declining recently as LCD TVs gain in popularity and get bigger, Sony Corp. spokesman Shinji Obana said. In October, Sony lowered its global sales forecast for rear-projection TVs – which uses a projector to create images on large screens – to 400,000 from 700,000, which is down from 1.1 million the previous fiscal year. By contrast, Sony expects to sell 10 million LCD TVs this fiscal year through March, up from 6.3 million the previous year. Sony sells 85 percent of its rear-projection TVs in the U.S., and about 10 percent in Europe, Obana said. Production at the three plants that make the rear-projection TVs in Japan, Mexico and Malaysia, will be halted, he 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe decision to abandon rear-projection TVs underlines Sony’s strategy of focusing on LCDs and OLEDs at a time when competition is heating up in flat TVs. In the fiscal half-year through September, Sony lost 60 billion yen ($526.3 million) in its TV operations, partly because of losses tied to rear-projection TVs. Diving prices of LCD TVs also contributed to the red ink, Obana said.last_img read more

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December 28, 2019

LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL STUDENTS LEADING THE WAY IN BREAST CANCER SURGERY RESEARCH

first_imgThree medical students / summer research fellows linked to Letterkenny General Hospital, the Donegal Clinical Research Academy and University Hospital Galway who identified new potential techniques to reduce the volume of breast removed during conservative breast cancer surgery, from left: David Sciascia, Dearbhla Hillick and Eoghan Shanley with Alison Johnston, Clinical Research Nurse (standing).Three medical students linked to Letterkenny General Hospital, the Donegal Clinical Research Academy and University Hospital Galway have undertaken work to identify new potential techniques to reduce the volume of breast removed during conservative breast cancer surgery.The three sumer research fellows – Dearbhla Hillick, Eoghan Shanley and David Sciascia – have been funded through public donations from members of the public in the North West.The students are working under the supervision of Ms Alison Johnston, Clinical Research Nurse and Mr Michael Sugrue, Lead Clinician and Consultant Breast Surgeon at LGH. They students have identified new techniques of breast volume measurement leading to patent filing and acceptance of their work at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting in San Francisco.Mr Sugrue commented, “Letterkenny Hospital has a low re-excision rate following breast conservative surgery in line with international best practice and this is monitored regularly. The findings of the students’ research are significant and I’m very happy with the progress the research programme is making”.This is the third consecutive year that the Letterkenny Hospital Breast Unit has undertaken a research fellowship programme for the summer, with a small stipend for the research fellows funded through generous donations from the community.Letterkenny Hospital is a satellite to the designated cancer centre in Galway and is making a significant contribution to advancing clinical breast research in Ireland. Mr Michael Sugrue and the team, with Dr Duffy, Consultant Oncologist; Dr McGowan, Consultant Radiologist; Dr O’Dowd, Consultant Pathologist; Dr Salib, Consultant Radiation/Oncology and Geraldine MacGregor, Breast Nurse Specialist, have established one of the first courses in the world for teaching multi disciplinary breast cancer care to health professionals.This exciting one-day programme is being organised by the Donegal Clinical Research Academy and will take place on Friday 15 August.Three international guest speakers will attend including Dr Sandra Brennan from Sloan-Kettering in the United States, Petrousjka van den Tol from the Netherlands and Professor Koji Yamashita from Japan. LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL STUDENTS LEADING THE WAY IN BREAST CANCER SURGERY RESEARCH was last modified: August 14th, 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:breast surgerycancerdonegalLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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December 26, 2019

DD DEAL OF THE DAY: PATIO TABLE, FOUR CHAIRS, GAZEBO, BBQ AND UTENSIL SET – ALL FOR €149.99

first_imgDONEGAL Daily’s Deal of the Day aims to highlight great value products to our readers.And today we have one that will help you enjoy the hot weather over the next few days.At Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny you can get: * Delux Patio Table* 4 Delux Patio Chairs* A beautiful Gazebo* A lovely black kettle BBQ * A set of BBQ Utensils.And it’s all for just €149.99 (while stocks last). DD DEAL OF THE DAY: PATIO TABLE, FOUR CHAIRS, GAZEBO, BBQ AND UTENSIL SET – ALL FOR €149.99 was last modified: July 6th, 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:BBQ AND UTENSIL SET – ALL FOR €149.99DD DEAL OF THE DAY: PATIO TABLEFOUR CHAIRSGAZEBOlast_img read more

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December 25, 2019

MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS RED ARROWS SET FOR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OVER DONEGAL

first_imgExclusive: BRITAIN’S famous Red Arrows are set to carry out a spectacular aeronautical display in the skies above Donegal, Donegal Daily can reveal.Donegal County Council has joined Derry City Council and Limavady Borough Council to host the incredible event.It will take place over Lough Foyle on Sunday June 29 to coincide with the end of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. We understand the event will be officially announced in Greencastle this Friday – where the displays will officially begin before heading up the Foyle to Derry City.The events – along with the end of the race – is expected to draw thousands of spectators to the Inishowen side of the Foyle.The Red Arrows badge shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine formation, with the motto Éclat, a French word meaning “brilliance” or “excellence”.“This is massive for us,” said one chuffed Donegal County Council official. “There will be huge interest in this – it promises to be a special day.” MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS RED ARROWS SET FOR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OVER DONEGAL was last modified: May 14th, 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:donegalGreencastleLough FoyleThe Red Arrowslast_img read more

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Witnessing historic vote

first_imgI am jingling the keychain in my pocket about 8 p.m. Wednesday as I stand in the parking lot of Fairplex. I silently curse myself for not removing the tiny pocketknife that is part of the keychain. No way will me and that knife with the 1 3/4-inch blade get through the security screeners. This little knife has caused me nothing but trouble. Hospital screeners have booted me out of their buildings, courthouse guards have threatened to take it away. I am usually inside an airport terminal when I remember I have it with me and start sweating bullets. On this night, I will have to deal with Pomona police and security screeners. I contemplate holding my knife against sky and hollering: “I am Zero! Zorro’s chubby brother!” and keeping them at bay with a series of parries and thrusts that would make Errol Flynn envious. But I want to get into the Fairplex building where Iraqis are voting on a new parliament. I want to see history on the run so to speak. So I put my little knife inside the hollow part of a parking lot sawhorse, and waddle toward the entrance gate. I am intrigued by this election. There are more than 200 parties or political entities listed on a ballot for 275 seats. I am told there are 7,700 candidates running. People are to pick one party. It’s amazing to me. In my little Covina home I am swamped by all sorts of campaign literature during election time. Hit pieces, hit pieces that hit back at the hit pieces, hit pieces to hit back at those hitting back at hit pieces. I get huge catalogues – which I never read – from the state or county outlining propositions on the ballot. I am trying to multiply that by 200. I want to find out if Iraqis have been barraged by mailers for this election. It didn’t happen, says Hamid Said, 49, a professor at UC Irvine. I meet Said as he is leaving the voting place. My eyes occasionally dart to where I hid my tiny pocketknife, and Said is non-plussed by my lack of eye contact. He’s gotten most of his information by family, e-mails, news, friends and the Iraqi-American community. Said is feeling good tonight. He’s voted. “It’s beautiful,” he said. “It’s thrilling to settle issues like this with pencil and paper instead of bullets and bombs.” I walk into the voting area and watch. There are about 30 people in the room. As each person votes, various poll workers applaud. I can’t help but think it’s a thrilling time for all involved. I approach a woman standing by herself who has just cast a ballot. I ask her if she has voted. She shakes her head yes and is beaming. Her eyes squint slightly as a smile fills her face. As I go, the lady at the front table asks me if I want to keep the press pass issued to me to get into the building. It has foreign scrawl all over it. I let her know I’d love to keep it. Something tells me I’d like to remember this night. In the parking lot I stop at the sawhorse and fish out my tiny pocketknife. I walk back to my car thinking how neat it was to watch this little bit of democracy in action. I am beaming, too. phil.drake@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want 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

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