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Hydel’s Salmon hunting high jump, hurdles double

first_imgHydel High’s Shian Salmon is aiming at career-best performances at this year’s ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.In 2016, she had a second-place finish in the Class Two high jump final and was fifth in the 400-metre hurdles open. At next week’s meet, Salmon will compete in Class One for the first time, and based on her good form all season, she is hoping to be on top of the podium in both the high jump and 400m hurdles.She is competing for a third year in a row in the intermediate hurdles. Two years ago, she finished second, and will this year join five other finalists from last year’s event at this year’s Champs.The Corey Bennett-coached athlete has been doing well so far in both events and is hoping to score good points for her team. She showed at the Carifta Trials that she has improved a great deal in the hurdles event. After leading for the majority of the race, she was caught on the line by Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster. Salmon’s time was a fairly good 57.89 seconds, and she is confident of leaving Champs with a win in the event this time around.”I do respect all my competitors in the event, but every time I have competed in the event this season, I have shown improvement, and I am hoping for a big run at Champs to be at the top of the podium,” she said. Salmon said her improvement is down to the hard work she has put in this year under the guidance of her coaches.GREAT COACHES”I have great coaches who have helped me to improve a lot with my technique. The high jump final will be taking place at almost the same as the 400 metres hurdles, so I will have to remain focused and do what I have to do to win,” she added.Now Salmon is aiming to run below 57 seconds in the hurdles.”I am in great form and I have no injury concerns, and I think I can run 56 seconds,” she said.Salmon was beaten into fourth spot in the Under-20, high jump at the Digicel G.C. Foster Classics but is very confident, she will rebound.”I expect a good result in the high jump, and I am hoping to go better than my season best of 1.75 metres, which I cleared in winning at the Carifta Trials,” she said.- R.G.last_img read more

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PBA: San Miguel ends slide, clobbers Blackwater

first_imgCarpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next June Mar Fajardo was flat out dominant for the Beermen with 20 points, 21 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks.Alex Cabagnot, who’s still not at peak condition after having nasal surgery, had 19 points and five assists while Terrence Romeo added 17 points, five boards, and four dimes.Chris Ross also filled up the stat sheets for the Beermen with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals.“I’m happy to see the players prevail, well their pride was the one that prevailed here,” said Austria. “Even though the game was already decided the effort was still there.”Roi Sumang led the Elite, who dropped to 1-4 record, with 17 points, five rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Frustrations mount for CJ Perez, Columbian as losses start to pile up LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history San Miguel’s Terrence Romeo vs Blackwater defenders. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel got out of its slump and flexed its championship muscle on Blackwater, 93-79, in the PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Beermen, who are gunning for a fifth straight Philippine Cup, snapped their two-game skid to get to a 3-3 record and jump from eighth all the way to a share of the fourth spot with TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Things were still neck-and-neck in the early parts of the third quarter with both teams trying to wrestle control from a 50-50 tie.That was when the defending champions kicked it to high gear with quick 8-0 run that Terrence Romeo capped off with a three-point play to give the Beermen a 58-50 lead halfway through the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Beermen then took a 21-point lead, 87-66, after a 13-2 run ending on Alex Cabagnot’s layup with 5:51 left in the game.“It was a good win for us and this will serve as a morale-booster for us,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “Every game for us is important and we all know that there are only two teams who’ll get a twice-to-beat advantage and right now, mathematically, we still have a chance.” View commentslast_img read more

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‘We’re Here to Change Lives’

first_imgThe Medical Team and Staff of Saint Joseph Catholic Hospital Rotaplast International Mission Director Tells Partners The Mission Director of Rotaplast International, Tom Fox, said the mission is in Liberia to change the lives of Liberian children, particularly those that suffer from cleft lips and palate.Children afflicted by the disease will be undergoing “free surgical operations,” led by the Rotaplast medical team that comprises 19 medical and non-medical volunteers.Mr. Fox told journalists at a news conference in Monrovia that the mission will basically perform surgery on cleft lips and cleft palates, burn scarring, and other deformities of children; and will last up to Friday, August 17, 2018.The surgery mission, which started Tuesday, August 14, 2018, is being implemented in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Liberia, with support from the Liberia Medical and Dental Council and Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery.The mission will consider children between the ages of three months and three years.“This mission started 25 years ago, and we are being supported by the Rotary Club in the country of our operation,” Fox said.Madam Karla Werninghaus, the team’s Medical Director, said that the mission plays a pivotal role in the growth of every society.“We are here to conduct series of important operations. We are talking about operations that will benefit the people who cannot afford the cost of such surgeries,” Werninghaus said.The immediate past President of the Rotary Club of Monrovia, Madam Monique Cooper-Liverpool, described the mission as the biggest surgical mission since the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ended barely three years ago.She said Rotary was proud to be part of the partnership that is aimed at helping ordinary Liberians.Mrs. A. Nadu Cooper, past Assistant Governor of District 9101 and member of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, said since its formation, the Rotary Club has worked in addressing some social issues, including health.Mrs. Cooper recalled that the Rotary Club has over the years worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) in different project areas to eradicate diseases.Peter L. Dawoh, Director of the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, said the free medical surgery by the Rotaplast International is the second of such initiatives the mission has undertaken in the country in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs.He recalled that in 2013, the mission conducted its first humanitarian work in Liberia on over 85 children and adults. Rotaplast International Incorporated is a humanitarian effort committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip or cleft palate, burn scarring, and other deformities.Rotaplast was founded in 1992 by Dr. Angelo Capozzi and the then Rotary Club President Peter Lagarias, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of San Francisco, to facilitate a surgical program in La Serena, Chile, to treat children with the cleft lip and palate anomalies, who would otherwise not receive surgical intervention. This initial historic mission took place in January of 1993.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Inconnu Swim Club up two spots to 27th at 2013 Speedo Long Course Far Western Championships

first_imgSarah Darcel came in fourth place in the 200 metre individual medley, as she registered a time of 2:25.89 in the 13 and 14 year old girls category.Skyeler Kerr finished tied for third in the 50 metre freestyle for boys that are 13 and 14 years old. Kerr’s time in the event was 25.34. Kerr also competed in the 200 metre freestyle, and set a club record with his time of 2:00.25.- Advertisement –last_img

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Wenger responds to Mourinho mind games – ‘I don’t know who’s telling the truth’ about Fabregas move

first_imgArsene Wenger has suggested Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have stretched the truth when he said Cesc Fabregas preferred a move to Stamford Bridge over a return to the Emirates Stadium.The former captain broke Gunners fans’ hearts when he agreed a five-year contract with the Blues in June, having been told he was allowed to leave boyhood side Barcelona this summer.Wenger did have the option to purchase his former talisman midfielder but reportedly turned down the opportunity, with Premier League rivals Chelsea quickly snapping up his signature in a £30milion deal.Famous for his mind games with opposing teams and coaches, Mourinho was recently quoted as saying that a move back to his old club ‘was not an option’ for the Spanish playmaker, who ‘really wanted to come’ to Chelsea.But Wenger suggests the Portuguese’s claims may not be totally accurate.“People came out and said he [Fabregas] wanted to go to Chelsea, but I don’t know who tells the truth here or not,” said the Arsenal boss.The Frenchman has moved quickly to add to his squad this summer, parting with around £40million to sign Barca striker Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy, and the Emirates chief insisted he hasn’t stopped there.He added: “But I’m very happy with what we’ve managed to do so far.“It’s not over, we’re still out there to straighten our squad and there’s still a long way to go until the window ends.”last_img read more

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Pique ‘surprise’ as Barcelona lash out over Griezmann decision

first_imgBarcelona had made Griezmann, the top scorer at Euro 2016, their top summer transfer target.Barcelona defender Pique’s production company, Kosmos Studios, produced the slick film entitled “The Decision”.Although France coach Didier Deschamps said Friday he had “no problem” with the timing of Griezmann’s announcement, two days before Les Bleus kick off their campaign against Australia in Kazan, the fact Pique played an indirect role in its production has caused controversy in Spain.Pique, however, said: “I was surprised by the reaction in Barcelona. I’m surprised that my involvement and my love for the club (Barcelona) is being placed in doubt.“I’ve spoken to the (club) president (Josep Maria Bartomeu) and everything’s fine. He was a bit annoyed because he thought he (Griezmann) would sign.”The film details negotiations between Griezmann and Barcelona before his decision to remain at Atletico and Spanish media reports have focused on assumptions Pique may have known about Griezmann’s intentions, but failed to inform his own club.The backlash against the Spain international has been significant.Spain’s Gerard Pique challenging Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the 3-3 World Cup draw © AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRANDWriting in Friday’s edition of Barcelona-based daily Sport, the newspaper’s director, Ernest Folch, said: “The theatrical nature of this documentary shows perfectly just how powerful some players have become. They think they can now do what they want.”Barcelona’s other big sports daily, Mundo Deportivo, also slammed Pique for encouraging watchers to “get out the pop-corn to watch the unfortunate unfolding of events that, as the producer, he knew all about.”Pique has courted similar controvery in the past. In the summer of 2017 he admitted knowing of Neymar’s decision to quit Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain before the Brazilian star had informed Barcelona chiefs.This latest controversy has also led to calls for current Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, to exercise tighter control over players.The man looking to replace Bartomeu in 2021, Victor Font, said: “They (players) should not have an active role, without the participation of the club, in issues which affect the interests of Barcelona.”Spain’s World Cup preparations were already rocked by the sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup after Real Madrid announced the Spain coach would replace Zinedine Zidane at the club after the finals.Shortly after Spain’s 3-3 World Cup opening draw against Portugal on Friday, an under-fire Pique tried to deflect any personal responsibility in the controversy.“I’m not responsible for the fact that Barcelona didn’t sign a player about whom we’ve been speaking for the past few months,” said Pique.“Griezmann told me a few months ago that he might sign for Barcelona,” added Pique.“I said we could film it and produce something to show people how, from the inside, these kinds of important decisions are taken.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann announced he was staying at Atletico Madrid in a slick film produced by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s company © AFP / Benjamin CREMELBARCELONA, Spain, Jun 16 – Spain and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said he is surprised at criticism of his role in producing a video in which France star Antoine Griezmann announced he was staying at Atletico Madrid.Griezmann caused a stir after appearing in the film on Thursday in which he ended speculation about a possible move to Barcelona by committing to Atletico.last_img read more

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first_imgHERE WE SNOW AGAIN across Donegal this Monday morning with weather warnings, schools closed and dangerous roads.Roads across the county are said to be hazardous once again with some tailbacks around major towns. Secondary roads are impassable in most areas.Although council gritters were once again out in force, but starved of salt by the NRA only 300km of main roads are being properly treated. And thousands of families who live away from the main routes will struggle today yet again in the worst weather crisis to hit Donegal in a generation – with -18C recorded locally last night.The weekend was a disaster for businesses. Trade was down by 50% – and many pubs and clubs were half-empty on a weekend when traditionally they are packed.Many people appeared to have listened to the advice of Gardai and the council with hundreds of Christmas parties and events being cancelled over the weekend.There were fresh snow falls in some northern and western parts of the county overnight. Shafted by the central Government and the NRA, Donegal was once again left without adequate salt supplies – and businesses suffered as shoppers stayed at home on what should have been the busiest shopping weekend of the year.Council senior Engineer Vincent Lynn said his staff have done their best.“The main roads are passable with care and that’s only because staff have been out all night. We are doing the best we can,” he said.At one stage Army personnel took to the streets of many towns in an attempt to clear footpaths.But it was a weekend to forget for businesses and communities. School concerts and carol services – so part of normal life at this time of the year – have been cancelled.A thaw may be on its way this Thursday or Friday, but somehow Christmas just doesn’t feel the same this year.HERE WE SNOW AGAIN – DODGY ROADS, SCHOOLS CLOSED AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES was last modified: December 20th, 2010 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)last_img read more



first_imgThere was lots of food for thought at the Bluebird Care cookery demonstration with celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon.Gary shows Marty and Bernard how the real chefs do it!Celebrating five years in business, Bluebird Care threw a culinary party for their staff, customers, business associates and local people interested in all things cooking.Director Marty Kelly described the evening as a gathering of friends to appreciate great home-cooking and to share culinary tips. “After building our business in Donegal, we wanted to give something back to those who have supported us. Hence we hosted a free cookery demo in the Station House Hotel with Bluebird Care’s food ambassador, Gary O’Hanlon.“We had 100 people attend and Gary cooked recipes from our award-winning cookbook, Food for the Soul. We also used the opportunity to present our sponsorship cheque to local charity Blood Bikes North West.”Marty presents Bernard with a cheque for an incredible €5,000 for Blood Bikes North-West.Bernard McDyer, founder of Blood Bikes North West described Bluebird Care’s sponsorship as invaluable.“Marty has supported us from day one. Bluebird Care are responsible for purchasing our two motorbikes which essentially keep this charity on the road. Our volunteers and indeed those who benefit from our services are grateful for their generous support and especially this donation of €5,000.”  BLUEBIRD CARE COOKERY DEMO LEAVES PLENTY OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT! was last modified: March 31st, 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:Blood Bikes North WestBluebird CaredonegalMarty Kellylast_img read more


Player with 20 assists WANTS United move, 47-goal man open to PL move

first_imgMan United fans must be looking forward to the transfer window opening considering the players their club has been linked with.Some of football’s biggest names could be heading to the Premier League and here, talkSPORT looks at the latest rumours.JOSE MOURINHO’S TOP SIGNINGS RANKEDClick the arrow above, right, to see more beginning with an interesting story involving Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski.What position do you think needs strengthening most? 7 7 7 More delays in the Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer – If Bayern lose Lewandowski, then they will look at Ibrahimovic, with manager Carlo Ancelotti knowing him well from their time at PSG together. However, any club interested in signing the striker will have to wait until after the Olympics as he has been named in the Sweden football squad, though Ibrahimovic says he will not make a decision on his participation until after Euro 2016. Robert Lewandowski open to Premier League move – click the arrow above, right, to see more Man United transfer rumours – Lewandowski has been talking to Bayern about a new contract, but according to the Daily Mail he is open to alternative clubs. The striker has scored 47 goals in 57 games for the German champions and while he will sign a new deal if there are no other takers, he apparently feels he is ready for a new challenge, so will United offer him an exit? 7 Henrikh Mkhitaryan WANTS to join Man United – The Mirror carry reports of a failed £19m bid for Borussia Dortmund’s creative genius. Mkhitaryan does not want to sign an extension on his contract, which expires next summer, but the club do not want to lose another key player after the departures of Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan. Dortmund chief executive Hanz-Joachim Watzke said even though Mkhitaryan does not want to sign a new deal, the club are not prepared to lose him early. His agent Mino Raiola is not happy, though: “Manchester United is a unique opportunity. Micki want to go there. Micki has for months maintained that he may leave the club this summer.” Andre Gomes: Chelsea to muscle in on transfer? – With problems in trying to sign Radja Nainggolan, Chelsea are looking at Man United target Gomes, but have reportedly been told to stump up £42m by Valencia. That’s according to the Mirror, who say the fee is high because his former club Benfica have a 25 per cent sell on clause. Breel Embolo: Basel man’s mum unsure about move despite £4m salary – According to Bild, Man United will try and hijack Leipzig’s attempt to sign 19-year-old Embolo, who is currently playing for Switzerland at Euro 2016. However, despite the reported £4m pay deal on offer from United, the player’s mum, Germaine, is unsure if England is the right move for him. Julian Draxler an option for Man United – German news outlet Bild say Man United will look into the possibility of signing Draxler after Euro 2016. The 22-year-old has been at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg since leaving Schalke last summer. Bastian Schweinsteiger ‘relaxed’ about Man United future – With the midfielders Man United are said to be interested in, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s future is uncertain. Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year deal, but Germany international Schweinsteiger will wait until Euro 2016 is over to talk to Jose Mourinho, according to national boss Joachim Low. “Bastian will clarify his situation with his new coach after the European Championships. To me, he appears to be very relaxed.” 7 7 7last_img read more

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Texas wildfires kill 11, still burning

first_imgMIAMI, Texas – The charred bodies of four oilfield workers were found a short distance from their car. A cow that had tried to push through a barbed wire fence was discovered burned alive. And 10,000 other cattle and horses were feared dead across the smoking landscape. The grisly toll from one of the state’s worst outbreaks of wildfires became ever clearer Tuesday as the blazes continued to burn across the dry Texas Panhandle. At least 11 people have died and 1,900 others have been forced to evacuate since the weekend. The fires, propelled by winds as high as 55 mph, have raced across more than 1,000 square miles. Firefighters reported making progress Tuesday, but optimism was guarded, with winds forecast to gust to 30 mph today. “In a last act of desperation you just run for your life, literally,” Rankin said. “It’s a shocking thing, the loss of life.” Carla Everett, a spokeswoman for the Texas Animal Health Commission, said about 10,000 cattle and horses were believed killed. “I think it’s going to be absolutely devastating once we get out there and look,” said Gene Hall, the Texas Farm Bureau spokesman. Rankin said most of his 1,300-acre ranch was burned, and he was trying to account for his 750 head of cattle. He found 12 dead and had to shoot another. About 500 were back in their pens, and firefighters managed to save his home, Rankin 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Higher humidity, though, was expected to mean the fire danger would “not be as explosive as it was on Sunday,” said John Cockrell of the National Weather Service in Amarillo. More than 350 firefighters battled the blazes, with 26 aircraft dropping fire retardant and 55 bulldozer crews clearing brush and digging trenches. “We share in the grief of those who have lost family members and loved ones, and we offer our prayers,” Gov. Rick Perry said. “Throughout this wildfire season, communities in our state have shown strength and resolve that are uniquely Texan.” The four oilfield workers apparently died Sunday, said Newell Rankin, the range foreman of the Roberts County ranch where the bodies were found. Rankin said it appeared the men drove off a gravel road and into a ravine, where they abandoned the car and tried to flee. Their bodies were found within 50 yards of the car. last_img read more

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