Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson is poised for gold in today’s final of the women’s 50 metres breaststroke at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor, Canada.Atkinson has the fastest time going into the medal round after she won her semi-final in 29.09 seconds. Americans Lilly King, 29.17, and Molly Hannis (29.88) have the second and third fastest times respectively.In first-round action, Atkinson also had the fastest time as she won her heat in 29.48 seconds. Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen was next best with 29.71, while American King did 29.84.Dominic Walter (400m freestyle) and Keanan Dols (100m backstroke) did not advance past the preliminaries in their events. Walter was 61st overall in 4:03.16. The fastest qualifier was Marcus Kroyer of Denmark with 3:48.20.In the men’s 100m backstroke Dols finished 43rd overall in the heats with 55.39 seconds. China’s Jiayu Xu was the fastest semi-final qualifier with 50.21 seconds.
Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven the favorites admit that last year’s contenders are still primed for huge runs in this campaign, but also said other teams that can pull off surprises.“NU should also be there because of coach Jamike. We also haven’t won against UP this season, so we’re in danger against coach Bo,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo.“I think that UP shouldn’t be a dark horses now, but rather, they’re one of the contenders also. NU, I think, is also now the dark horse of the league,” shared Ateneo deputy Sandy Arespacochaga.But for the other coaches, they believe that it’s a pretty even competition this year in the UAAP that no teams can be considered as a pushover.“All teams are competitive, they all have equal chances,” said UST coach Boy Sablan.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “It’s very competitive this year, a well-balanced field. All of the teams we saw in the Filoil were strong, so you can’t say that only a handful of teams are contenders because we expect everyone to give it their all this year,” said new FEU coach Olsen Racela. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu It may be the start of a new season, but the usual suspects still emerged as the favorites this year.Defending champion La Salle was the unanimous choice by UAAP coaches as the team to beat.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles But the Green Archers are not alone in that discussion, with the bench tacticians also put last year’s runner-up Ateneo and semifinalist Far Eastern University are in the discussion as well together with Adamson.“Like last year, [the teams to beat are] still the top four from last year,” said National University coach Jamike Jarin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Of course, the top four teams last season will still be there,” added University of the East mentor Derrick Pumaren.“The ones who were in the championship last year are still it. La Salle and Ateneo are there, FEU is still there. They’re the usual suspects. It’s always them because they have the program year in and year out and they’re always in the pipeline,” said University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol. LATEST STORIES View comments
Dear Editor,GuySuCo’s Public Relations Officer, Ms Audreyanna Thomas, in responding to a picketing exercise by the pensioners of the Corporation at the LBI Community Centre, is quoted in sections of the media on April 28, 2018 to have said the company’s moves relate largely to “…an increased security measure for both the corporation and as well as for the pensioners”.The GAWU finds Ms Thomas’s expressed rationale not only disingenuous, but saying a lot about the Corporation’s concerns for its employees past and present.To date, dismayingly, the Corporation has not seen it fit to engage the pensioners and to get a better understanding of the real challenges they have in going in the direction the company is foisting on them. Apart from the mental and physical anguish that the Corporation is imposing on its pensioners, no one should, in any way, discount the financial implications of now going to the banks, some distance away from where the pensioners would normally receive their payments.For some pensioners, the cost of travelling to the bank really exceeds the sum they receive from GuySuCo. Then we cannot forget the threat of criminality as we exit the banks. Just weeks ago, the nation would recall the recent shootout between the Police and persons on the seawall, who allegedly were intent on robbing someone who had just concluded business at a bank.The Corporation should not look only at serving its self-interest, and completely ignore the constraints the pensioners have and would have. It would be wise, in our view, for the GuySuCo to climb down from their perch atop their ivory towers to meet with the pensioners, and to listen with a caring ear and an open mind about the several difficulties they would have.The intransigent attitude adopted by GuySuCo to these retired workers in their twilight years, some of whom have contributed over four (4) decades of their lives to the sugar industry, is unconscionable, to say the least.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWU
The Police are investigating the circumstances behind the body of 20-year-old Hemchand Dalchand, called “Rakesh”, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, being discovered on the Oleander Gardens Public Road, East Coast Demerara, on Saturday at about 18:00hrs. Reportedly found lying in a pool of blood, this body bore several wounds, and was said to be without a jersey and footwear which he had been wearing when he left his home.Dalchand had last been seen alive on Saturday, when he left his home in the company of some female friends to attend an entertainment show at the Ogle Community Centre.A post-mortem examination is scheduled for tomorrow to determine the cause of his death, as investigators probe the discovery.
Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell voiced his displeasure with the decision to shift more home games away from Sabina Park, after his side’s first loss of the season to Guyana Amazon Warriors in Florida. The noisy and at times hostile atmosphere of about 4000 fans was overwhelmingly in favour of the visiting Warriors during a 71-run win over the designated home team.“Honestly, I’m very unhappy at the moment,” Russell said after the game. “The guys fought tonight … but based on tonight’s game, it wasn’t like a home game. It didn’t feel that way.“Every boundary, every wicket it was going Guyana’s way. [Shimron] Hetmyer came out, he played some good shots and just the crowd being in his back, it kind of gave him that pump and it shouldn’t be like that. I think we should have that home advantage where a guy hits a boundary, he hears silence. Right? If that’s how home advantage is supposed to be in these conditions, then you have to wonder. You hit a four, you hit a six, you’re not hearing nothing because a Guyana crowd is out here and they want to see Guyana do well.”According to Russell, his fielders were under pressure almost from the start of the match. When Samuel Badree struck with the seventh ball of the night to trap Chadwick Walton lbw, a hush fell over the ground before it became lively once more in the next over as Hetmyer hit his first two boundaries off Imad Wasim on his way to becoming the youngest centurion in CPL history at age 21. The Warriors eventually bested the previous CPL-best total at the venue to make 209 for 7.“Honestly, these are little things that get me upset from the second over,” Russell said. “Guys saying stuff to you on the boundary. I don’t want to field on the boundary because guys are pressuring you. It shouldn’t be like that. When I go to Guyana, then I expect that.“Guys were upset. I was upset. When I got off the field, I was throwing shoes, everything all around the changing room, things that fans don’t need to see but that’s how upsetting these things can be. You want to know that the crowd is behind you in your home game. So if we go to Barbados and we see a sea of blue, then we expect that. But you’re playing a home game, you want to feel that home advantage. You get a wicket, you hear that loud cheer. It gives the bowler energy even if you’re tired.”The Tallawahs have now lost four of five matches in Lauderhill since the CPL’s first matches in Florida in 2016. Russell is expecting the hostile environment his side experienced on Saturday night to be no different on Sunday when the Tallawahs take on Trinbago Knight Riders, considering that TKR has historically had by far the biggest group of travelling supporters attending CPL matches in Florida.He even joked about Tallawahs players trying to pick out their traveling family members in the crowd since they may be the few Tallawahs fans in attendance. But the Tallawahs pulled off a CPL-record chase in the first week of the season at Queen’s Park Oval and Russell is optimistic that they can prevail over TKR again“We got the two points before and I know that we can get it again here,” Russell said. “I know it’s gonna be loud. It’s gonna be a lot of Trinbago colours tomorrow but I hope that we can see some yellows and we can identify our family and friends and we can actually give them something to cheer for tomorrow.”Even prior to the match against Amazon Warriors, Russell told ESPNcricinfo of his ambivalence towards playing home games away from Sabina Park after the Tallawahs had won their last two matches in front of near capacity weeknight crowds of 15,000. Speaking on the eve of the matches in Florida, the Jamaican allrounder made it clear there was no doubt that if the Tallawahs want to maintain a true home-field advantage then a Jamaican franchise should be playing in Jamaica.“Florida is based on a lot of culture, a lot of different countries and nationalities,” Russell told ESPNcricinfo. “So I hope that we can get the support that we really want. It won’t be like playing in Jamaica where the crowd is behind the Tallawahs and the Tallawahs only. You’re gonna have a lot of people here coming out to support Guyana while some supporting us while some come out just to watch the games. Their heart is not with the Tallawahs.”However, Russell and his Tallawahs team-mates may be stuck playing more matches away from Sabina Park for the foreseeable future due to an agreement struck by their owner with the city of Lauderhill.Kris Persaud, whose Worldwide Sports Management Group took control of the Tallawahs in 2017, has a contract with the Lauderhill venue, guaranteeing at least three international cricket events per year at the stadium. It’s the key reason why this year’s CPL matches at the venue were designated as Tallawahs home games as opposed to neutral site matches shared amongst the six teams. (cricinfo)
At just 29, Ozil walks away from Germany duty in the wake of the fiasco caused by his meeting, on the eve of the World Cup, with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.“It wasn’t about politics or elections, it was about me respecting the highest office of my family’s country,” Ozil wrote to finally break his silence over the event in London in May.He quits Germany after scoring 23 goals in 92 international appearances, having been a key component of the 2014 World Cup-winning side.His ability to split defences with a single pass singled him out as one of the most technically gifted players of his generation.Born in Gelsenkirchen to Turkish parents, Ozil’s talents were discovered by local club Schalke, whom he left for Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen in 2008.His international breakthrough was at the 2010 World Cup as part of a bold, young German team which played eye-catching football in heavy knock-out-stage wins over England and Argentina.– Booed in Berlin –Ozil’s superb cross for Thomas Mueller to score Germany’s fourth goal in the 4-1 thrashing of England was the highlight of an outstanding display in Bloemfontein in the last 16.After the finals in South Africa, Ozil moved to Real Madrid for 18 million euros ($21m).However, the shy midfielder first found himself in the grey area between sport and politics soon after.He was booed while playing for Germany at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium in October 2010 in a European Championship qualifier against Turkey.Berlin has a large Turkish community and many in the 74,244-strong crowd were supporting the away team.There were loud whistles whenever Ozil got the ball — just because he had opted to play for Germany.Like him, three members of the Turkish team that night — Nuri Sahin, plus brothers Hamit and Halil Altintop, were born in Germany’s industrial Ruhr region.Unlike him, however, they chose to represent Turkey.Ozil, just 21 at the time, scored the second goal in an outstanding display in a 3-0 win and subdued his celebrations out of respect.Nevertheless, Angela Merkel’s press department put out a picture of the German Chancellor congratulating Ozil in the German changing room.The softly-spoken midfielder was now Germany’s integration mascot.The following month, Ozil won a Bambi award, a prestigious German media prize, as a prime example of successful integration in German society, but he has often had to cope with criticism.– Social media following –Ozil celebrates holding the World Cup trophy in 2014. The Arsenal man was a key part of the World Cup triumph in Brazil © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZThe subtle differences Ozil makes on the pitch often means he sometimes fails to shine in matches.Ozil quit the Bernabeu for Arsenal in 2013 and has built a large social media following with 31 million Facebook followers, 23 million on Twitter and 17 million on Instagram.He is known for his charity work, financing medical surgery for 23 Russian children after the World Cup.He did the same for sick minors in both Brazil and South Africa following the 2010 and 2014 finals.Yet on the pitch, he has frustrated both Germany and Arsenal fans in recent seasons with a series of below-par displays for club and country.In interviews, he has always avoided questions about his heritage and only once, in 2015, did he vent his anger at being referred to as a ‘German-Turk’.“Many forget that I was born in Gelsenkirchen, grew up in Germany,” he fumed.His parting shot to Grindel “I will no longer be playing for Germany … while I have this feeling of racism and disrespect” is a direct challenge to shake up the DFB.However, the rise of populism in Germany has often been echoed in some of the criticism he has been forced to endure.Ozil trudges off after the 2-0 defeat by South Korea at the World Cup which saw the holders crash out on what proved to be his last international appearance © AFP/File / Luis AcostaOzil’s statement on Sunday, over three posts on both Instagram and Twitter, was seized upon by Germany’s right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) which has also criticised centre-back Jerome Boateng in the past.“With his farewell tirade #Ozil proves to be a typical example of the failed #Integration of far too many immigrants from the Turkish-Muslim culture,” tweeted AfD deputy leader Alice Weidel.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil (L) was held up as a poster-boy for integration in Germany after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel after scoring in a 3-0 win over Turkey, where his family is from, in Berlin in 2010 © Bundesregierung/AFP/File / GUIDO BERGMANNBERLIN, Germany, Jul 23 – Once hailed as a prize-winning example of integration in Germany, Mesut Ozil has quit international duty amid bitter accusations of racism, levelled at German Football Association (DFB) chief Reinhard Grindel.“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil wrote in a lengthy farewell statement on Sunday.
With Liverpool’s latest defeat have come the inevitable suggestions that Brendan Rodgers’ future at the club is far from certain should the poor results continue.The loss away to Crystal Palace was their sixth of the season – equalling the Reds’ entire reverse total for the 2013/14 campaign – and it is understandable fans are growing concerned at the club’s decline.A glance at social media gives a flavour of supporters’ sentiments, with suggestions that a change of manager may be the best course of action.According to widespread reports, that figure could well be Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp. Indeed, the German appeared to fan the flames of speculation recently by saying that he would be open to a move to England, commenting: “If somebody will call me, then we will talk about it.”Klopp is probably one of the hottest managerial properties in Europe, given his back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, followed by a 2013 Champions League final, so it is understandable that he would be linked with big clubs.But if Rodgers’ stock has fallen as a result of Liverpool’s recent struggles, the question must be asked why would Klopp be an improvement, given Dortmund’s domestic decline?Following their 2-2 draw against minnows Paderborn at the weekend, Dortmund slid into the bottom three of the Bundesliga, leaving them 19 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich after only 12 matches played.It is possible to point to Dortmund’s performances in the Champions League – they currently sit top of group D on maximum points – as an indication that Klopp is still doing the business.Meanwhile, league struggles may be attributed to injuries to key personnel, but for a squad that costs an estimated €340m, it’s simply not good enough.Over the past four years Klopp has gained recognition for his exciting brand of attacking football – and rightly so – but with clubs on the domestic front learning how to contend with his high pressing style, the mystique that once surrounded the German’s methods is subsiding.There is no doubt that he remains an impressive manager, but those who assume that his arrival would yield an instant impact may be naïve.While losing two key players over the last two summer transfer windows has been difficult – as Brendan Rodgers will now attest – Klopp has hardly covered himself in glory with his choice of replacements.During the latest transfer window Dortmund spent in the region of €55m, including signing two strikers that have largely been disappointing – even if they are still finding their feet at a new club.Perhaps the biggest concern has been in defence, though. While, once again, Klopp has had to cope with a string of injuries at the back, Dortmund’s organisation has been poor.His struggles to effectively address these issues suggests that he would find similar problems at Anfield – an area most Kopites will confess needs extensive work.For that reason, should Liverpool decide to look elsewhere for a manager, they need to look beyond a man who is still very much flavour of the month.Liverpool fans, is Jurgen Klopp the right man to replace Brendan Rodgers? Comment below… 1 Jurgen Klopp has been linked with Liverpool
City attempted to sign Sanchez last summer, launching a £60m bid on August’s Deadline Day, and have been linked with a January move for the Arsenal forward following an injury to Gabriel Jesus.Jesus suffered a leg injury in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on December 31, and City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the Brazilian striker will be out for several weeks.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be determined to hang on to his top players in January transfer window, but is keen to strengthen his squad as the club battle for a Champions League place.Aubameyang scored 13 league goals in 15 starts this season for Dortmund but was recently dropped from the team for disciplinary issues.-Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aubameyang scored 13 league goals in 15 starts this season for Dortmund but was recently dropped from the team for disciplinary issues.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s first choice to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean joins Manchester City, according to reports.The Borussia Dortmund striker is in Ghana for the African Footballer of the Year awards and is due to join up with his team-mates on their winter training camp in Marbella on Friday.
The Irish schools has forever been a class athletics meeting and it continues to hold the stage for all the right reasons . Tullamore Saturday was always going to prove a serious test and there emerged certainly two really positive returns with the possibility of 4 others if the detail to training ,lifestyle and attitude continues to be there .First up was James Speight a student at Erne Integrated his last schools race in this sphere of life the steeple and he nailed it 6-14-52 to win .He had worked hard deserved the honours and grabbed the opportunity . In the same event Mark Bonner 6th from St Columbas 6-35-10 certainly has potential so needs to think about moving to the next level which he undoubtably can. John Kelly Royal and Prior had a good javelin outing early in the day 47m plus just short of a medal but a significant pb then his event the shot he led after 3 Q rounds was caught in the 6th round so what was it to be respond or take a beating . The answer get it together push to the limit and see where it was going .It went to 14-64m game over a winning throw which considering the background the pressure etc is positive. This is with the 5kg ball and getting into the right competition environment will be important hence the schools international per the Tailteann Games and the AAA champs to nail a 15m mark. Competition and his response to same will hit that .Blaithnaid Patton and her Columbas schoolmate Caoimhe Mc Menamin were on early morning a bronze for Blaithnaid in high 1-55 needs 1-60 to nail an international spot at a minimum and junior girls long 5th for Caoimhe 4-81 . Sean Woods Royal and Prior recorded a pb 51-56 inter boys 400m thats getting close to an impact result needs a sub 51 and he may be in line for schools selection.Tuesday night Letterkenny the venue its the 14-18 county champs.The weekend saw one other notable mark that of Noel Collins 1.50.9 for 800m IMC guest event in Tullamore a club record and considering he got boxed in finished 2nd that under 23 1500 is within his grasp in coming weeks . Congrats to Ruairi Finnegan ,St Eunans and Abbey V S junior girls relay both breaking records in respective events.Katie McGowan from Abbey VS won the 75M hurdles in 11.42. Super result.Darren McBrearty ran 800m in 1.47.8 in Germany.PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT: was last modified: June 5th, 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)
THERE’S no counting for talent in this county – especially at this time of the year. So when the annual Christmas show at Crana College took place, thankfully someone was there to capture some of it.Enjoy this eight-minute clip from the Buncrana school annual festive fun.Click to play DDTV: CRANA COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT VIDEO was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 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:christmas concertcrana community college Buncrana