Blake, Fraser-Pryce among stars in action today

first_imgThe heavyweights will be busy today. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Yohan Blake, Elaine Thompson and Warren Weir will all get their season going at today’s Camperdown Classics inside the National Stadium and the Milo Western Relays set for Catherine Hall in Montego Bay.In Kingston, the majority of athletes from the Racers Track Club are expected to be on show with the notable exception being the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.In addition to Blake and Weir, the likes of Edino Steele, Zharnel Hughes and Kemar Bailey-Cole are expected to open up in the 400m, which get under way at 4:30pm.The newest member of the club, Michael O’Hara will also compete for the first time for his new club as he is down to participate in the 200m.Today’s event will be the final leg of the Digicel Grand Prix series for high school athletes in the Corporate Area to qualify for next Saturday’s finale at G.C. Foster College.Athletes from Calabar High, who were absent from the Corporate Area meet in midweek are expected to be at today’s Classics in large numbers and in addition to the Grand Prix, there will also be cash incentives for the top male and female high school teams in the Class One 4x100m relays.In the west, fierce competition is expected as the high-powered MVP Track Club arsenal will be on show with Sprintech and G.C. Foster College providing the challenge.RELAY TEAMSMVP will be relying on world and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson in the female relays, while the likes of Julian Forte and Nesta Carter will provide leadership among the males.Sprintech has a formidable squad themselves with Sherone Simpson, Anneisha McLaughlin, Jura Levy and Gayon Evans carrying the flag for the Maurice Wilson-coached unit.We should also see fireworks in the high school category as Edwin Allen, Holmwood Technical and Hydel will lock horns. Among the males, all eyes will be on St. Elizabeth Technical following their fine performances at Western Championships last Saturday with the red hot Nigel Ellis and Jauvaney James leading the way.Action gets under way at the Camperdown Classics at 8:30 a.m. with the Western Relay starting at noon.last_img read more

Cooper finalizing squadS for 2 tourneys

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Striker Javier Patino and winger Iain Ramsay make their return to the Philippine national team as the Azkals step up their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup and AFC Asian Cup with a friendly against Oman on Saturday in Doha, Qatar.Coach Scott Cooper has also recalled utility player Martin Steuble, who fell out of favor with ex-mentor Thomas Dooley, and veterans Simone Rota, James Younghusband, Stephan Palla, Dennis Villanueva and Kevin Ingreso, who all missed the camp in Bahrain last month.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Severino fuels PH chess run in Jakarta Ramsay, fresh off an impressive season with Felda in the Malaysian second division, played a key role in the Azkals’ qualification run, but missed the last camp in Bahrain due to personal reasons.Also fresh off a successful stint from the Thai League is goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard, who helped Bangkok United achieve AFC Champions League qualification. The Azkals actually boast a strong goalkeeping squad headlined by Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, who has also made himself available for the Oman friendly.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Azkals manager Dan Palami said Cooper is still in the process of finalizing his squads for the two major tournaments with standouts from the recent Bangabadhu Cup in Bangladesh also considered.“We just want the best possible team for the Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup, knowing the importance of those tournaments,” said Palami. “Each player has been given a fresh start by coach Scott (Cooper) and a chance to prove themselves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAmani Aguinaldo and Joven Bedic, who played for the Azkals in the Bangladesh tournament, where they wound up with a semifinal finish, are also set to join the team in Doha.Although he was part of the squad in the final AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Tajikistan, Patino, who is coming off a stint with Thai League champions Buriram United, hasn’t played for the Azkals since June 13 last year when they beat the Tajiks in Dushanbe.last_img read more

Producers look to diversify to other markets amid China’s decision to halt Canadian meat exports

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On June 25, China’s embassy had asked Canada to halt its export of meat to China.According to the Chinese Government, the reason for the export ban was due to a number of inauthentic veterinary health certificates accompanying some meat products.While British Columbia is not greatly affected by this ban, Kevin Boon, General Manager of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, says this ban will affect one percent of Canada’s beef export market.- Advertisement -“When it comes to exports, B.C. doesn’t have the ability to export directly from B.C.; we don’t have a federal plant at this point that can do it. So anything that is exported out of B.C. would go through Alberta. So we typically don’t track how much of actually B.C. product goes through. But in the Canadian market, about one percent of what we produce in Canada ends up in the Chinese market, which works out to about $97 million worth of trade last year. One percent is not a huge amount.”To avoid a huge effect on Canada’s meat market, Boon says producers are concentrating on diversifying the market than to just one customer, like China.“We’re very concentrated on opening as many markets as we can so that we’re diverse in who our customers are so that if we do see market interruptions, such as what we’re seeing with China right now, we’re able to displace it into other markets.”Advertisement According to Boon, this ban will have a larger effect on the pork industry than beef as Canada exports about $500 million per year of pork to China.Boon expects that both countries will repair relations soon as the export ban will greater affect China in the long-run.last_img read more

Deschamps relishes chance to overcome Euro 2016 pain at World Cup

first_img“I am very happy for my players,” Deschamps said. “It was hard against a very good Belgium team.“I take my hat off to my players and my staff.”France lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Stade de France in Paris in 2016.Deschamps said: “Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Deschamps embraced his central defender on full time after the French held off a late rally from the Belgium teamSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10 – France coach Didier Deschamps said he was delighted to reach the World Cup final and relished the opportunity to do better than at the Euro 2016 final, when France lost on home soil.A header from Samuel Umtiti gave France victory over Belgium in Saint Petersburg.last_img read more

Video: Manchester City move for this Atletico Madrid star?

first_imgManuel Pellegrini’s position as Manchester City manager has come under severe pressure in recent weeks, following defeats to Barcelona in the Champions League and Burnley in the Premier League.A number of top European coaches have been linked with the Etihad top job, including Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.The Argentine has impressed with the Spanish side in recent years, winning the La Liga title last season and reaching the final of the Champions League.Simeone won a host of titles as a player with Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Lazio, and he proved recently on the training field that he’s still got it! Could these skills come in use at Manchester City?Will the Premier League side move for Simone in the summer? Watch the video above and leave your comments below…last_img read more

TOP ACTS TO KICK OFF EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL

first_imgThe Earagail Arts Festival kicks off with a bang this year as it welcomes one of the biggest stars of Americana music as one of the opening acts of the Donegal festival on July 9.US band Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three have been described as ‘tumbled out of an old dusty record player in a black & white Mickey Mouse cartoon’ and with their authentic sound and look these Missouri boys are the real deal.Pokey and his band are currently on their second ever UK tour, which has seen them sell out shows where ever they’ve been. Now they are looking forward to coming to Donegal to performing at the festival’s Feast Of The Senses in Letterkenny Town Park on July 9 and McGrory’s, Culdaff on July 10, the final two dates of the UK & Ireland tour.Pokey and his band are originally from St Louis and play a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing rings true and fine.You can look forward to covers such as the folkie tongue-twister Chitlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County and lots of new original from Pokey’s pen like Pack It Up.So popular has their sound proven in this part of the world, that Pokey and the band received their very own headline slot at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. With a critically acclaimed set at the Newport Folk Festival earlier this year and a high-profile signing to Jack White’s label, Third Man Records, Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three are an act you will not want to miss when you get the rare chance of seeing them here in Donegal.Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three will be part of the festival’s very first Feast Of The Senses, a unique night of cabaret and food which should be a magical experience.TOP ACTS TO KICK OFF EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: July 8th, 2011 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)last_img read more

My Donegal – with musician, journalist and PR specialist Garrett Harte

first_imgGarrett Harte, is the founder of Harte Media, specialising in PR and Communications strategy. A native of Raphoe, he is the former Editor in Chief of Newstalk. His band The Lost play at Oakfest in Raphoe this evening. This is his ‘My Donegal.’Garrett HarteWhere is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Tough one as there are so many places to choose from!If I go back to my childhood then I have great memories of spending weekends with my Mum & Dad at the beach in Rathmullan. Diving off the pier with my brother Emmet and eating sand soaked sandwiches washed down with gallons of Football Special!Going to Rathmullen now still brings back those great times. Where in Donegal do you call home?Raphoe, the smallest city in the British Isles!It was a great town to grow up in. Football, music and devilment!Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?There are two people to be honest. My late father, Paddy, and my mother, Rosaleen. They both dedicated their lives to public service, instilling the importance of social justice, community and fairness. My father was a source of great strength and I miss not being able to call on his advice. My mother is the boss in the house, always with wise words and a positive outlook. What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Oakfield Park in Raphoe. Gerry & Heather Robinson have created an amazing, public space with beautiful gardens, walks and a steam train. They are always adding new designs and offerings including the Oakfest music festival. It’s a must visit.Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I’d say summers but there was nothing like sleighing down Mongorry hill in Raphoe on a frosty winter’s night.What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal? Catch up with a few old school friends in Letterkenny, bit of storytelling and slagging!What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special!Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Shay Given – a gentleman who has never forgotten his roots or his Lifford accent!Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Sir Gerry RobinsonWho is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Jim McGuiness. The masterplan he created to deliver All-Ireland success in 2012 was outstanding. I first met Jim almost 30 years ago when I played in a band called The Lost and we would go on tour to Glenties! The week before the 2012 All Ireland final I sent Jim a text to say if Donegal were to win the All Ireland then The Lost would reform. They did and so did The Lost!!What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Friels of Raphoe. Home from home!If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I dream about getting the train to Donegal!What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“Would you catch yourself on…”What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?In my business I never talk about challenges, I talk about opportunities. Beyond Brexit I think Donegal has the potential to be a tech hub for the country. Offering better work life balance and cost of living for companies.What is your favourite Donegal food?Dulse!Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?NoDo you have a favourite local band?Control The Dark & Frankie DolanIf you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?That train line!Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Packie Bonner.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? There are many things. If I was to pick one it would be the people. I think Donegal people have a great outlook on life, passionate about their county and don’t take themselves too seriously!Would you like to take part in the My Donegal interview series? Just send us an email on info@donegaldaily.comMy Donegal – with musician, journalist and PR specialist Garrett Harte was last modified: June 4th, 2019 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:Garrett HarteMY DONEGALlast_img read more

DRUNKEN FINN HARPS FAN GAVE ONE-FINGERED SALUTE TO GARDA

first_imgA FINN HARPS fan who got drunk and gave ‘the finger’ to a passing Garda has been warned about his future behaviour.Damian Woods, Quinn Place, Ballybofey, was drunk at the time and had never been in trouble before, a court heard.On November 4th last year, Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court today, the 30-year-old was at Main Street in Ballybofey. He approach a Garda who was nearby in a patrol car, went up to the window and gave the Garda a “one-fingered salute.”He then became abusive.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher, defending, said Woods was “deeply remorseful.”He had been at a football match and was heavily intoxicated.“It’s not in his character; the actions were appalling on the night in question,” said Mr Gallagher.“Mr Woods is a man who has never been before the court before and he has no intention of ever coming back. He has no recollection of the night in question.”Judge Paul Kelly asked: “What’s his problem with Gardai?”Mr Gallagher said that Woods was simply intoxicated and the incident was completely out of character.Judge Kelly ordered Woods to pay the charity Planet Youth in Ballybofey €150 as it was his first offence.DRUNKEN FINN HARPS FAN GAVE ONE-FINGERED SALUTE TO GARDA was last modified: November 4th, 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:DRUNKEN FINN HARPS FAN GAVE ONE-FINGERED SALUTE TO GARDAlast_img read more

LADIES GAA FOOTBALL: DEFEATED DONEGAL WILL PLAY CORK IN DIVISION ONE SEMI-FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES came back down to earth with a bang today as they were steam-rolled by a powerful Monaghan side.In this big Ulster derby at St Mellans Park, Truagh, the Donegal finally went down by 13 points – and there was no chance of the comeback of a week ago.Monaghan finally defeated Donegal by 3-14 to 1-7. Caoimhe Mohan scored 2-5 for Monaghan as Ciara McAnespie, one of the stars of DCU’s recent O’Connor Cup success, notched the other goal for last year’s beaten Division 1 semi-finalists.Therese McNally helped herself to four points for Monaghan, who led by 2-6 to 1-2 at half-time, as Ellen McCarron (3), Natasha Mohan and Aoife McAnespie also raised white flags.Donegal’s Yvonne McMonagle carried the fight to Monaghan with a personal haul of 1-6, including 0-5 from frees, but Gráinne Houston was the only other scorer for us.Monaghan finished top of the table ahead of Cork and the Farney girls will now take on Laois in the semi-finals, with holders Cork set to do battle with last year’s Division 2 champions Donegal. LADIES GAA FOOTBALL: DEFEATED DONEGAL WILL PLAY CORK IN DIVISION ONE SEMI-FINAL was last modified: April 4th, 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) Tags:donegal ladies gaalast_img read more

LEARN TO DRIBBLE LIKE MESSI AT THE SEAN DAVIS WORLD CUP FUN SUMMER CAMP

first_imgLetterkenny’s own Shane Duffy, Everton and Republic of Ireland international footballer, helps Sean Davis get into World Cup Mode at the launch of his Summer Fun Soccer Academy which takes place at Bonagee Showgrounds, Letterkenny from Monday 21th July to Thursday 24th July and Drumbar United, Donegal Town from Tuesday 29th July to Friday 1st August.The Sean Davis World Cup Fun Soccer Bonanza will take place at Bonagee Showgrounds, Letterkenny from Monday 21th July to Thursday 24th July 2014 and Drumbar United, Donegal Town from Tuesday 29th July to Friday 1st August.How would you like to become a World Cup Player for 4 Days? Now here is your chance. Join the Sean Davis Soccer Academy and learn how to dribble like Argentina’s Messi, score goals like Spain’s Pedro, Brazil’s Neymar, Uruguay’s Suarez and Germany’s Muller, or head the ball like Portugal’s Ronaldo, control and pass like Spain’s Iniesta.The coaching will cater for boys and girls aged 5-17 years and will focus primarily on the key areas of dribbling, shooting passing and control through the use of fun coaching techniques. There are also numerous ‘Mini Soccer Competitions’ which include; World Cup; Premier League; Spanish League and Champions League as well as the ever popular ‘Penalty King’ and ‘Penalty Queen’ Competitions.The coaching staff will include Barry Davis (IFA and European B Licence), Jason Mallon (IFA and European B Licence), Darren Walker (IFA and European B Licence), and David McGinley (IFA Coach).The co-ordinator of the course is Sean Davis, a former Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Torquay United and Sligo Rovers player. Sean is the holder of the European A Licence to add to his IFA, FAI and FA badges.Registration for the course will begin on the first morning of the course at 10.00am. Lunch is from 12.30 – 1.00pm each day and the course finishes at 3.00pm. In addition to the coaching, each participant will receive a Top Quality Football, Soccer Achievement Certificate and Free Refreshments daily.There are 100s of prizes to be won also, including boot bags, trophies and medals.For further information contact Sean on 04871 263044, or Gerry Gallagher on 0863397235 (Bonagee) or Paddy Brogan on 0876834507 (Donegal Town).LEARN TO DRIBBLE LIKE MESSI AT THE SEAN DAVIS WORLD CUP FUN SUMMER CAMP was last modified: July 9th, 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:AcademyNoticesSean DavissoccerSportsummer campWORLD CUPlast_img read more