Learn from Alia – Lamey

first_imgHandel Lamey, president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), wants upcoming local swimmers to learn as much as possible from the global swim star Alia Atkinson before she retires.”From here, she has a lot of experience out there in the international events, it’s just for her to be able to share with our younger swimmers, who are coming up, and she was able to do that in Windsor, Canada recently. We had a young team with her,” he told The Gleaner.Lamey continued that the budding athletes were able to learn from Atkinson and see competition at that level, noting it will help position them to learn from her before she transitions out of the sport.”She (Atkinson) has tremendous motivation and focus, and I think that is something that augers well for her, and also for the swimmers that are coming up, we are hoping they can learn from her to really emulate her,” Lamey pointed out.Atkinson recently won three medals at the Short Course (SC) World Championships and broke the 50m breaststroke SC world record, despite failing to pick up her long sought Olympic medal.”After the Olympics, that was really disappointing for her. I know that she was expecting to do very well there because she was coming off a period that she equalled the world record at the time and then she broke it, so she was expecting big things and it just didn’t work that way,” Lamey underlinedHe remarked with pleasure that the 28-year-old was able to bounce back after her Olympics disappointments, while describing the publicity she has given the local swim fraternity as “immense”.”She gives us tremendous publicity, not only here in Jamaica, but overseas. Once we are on tours with the senior team and once we call her name, we here in Jamaica get the publicity because she is born and bred, and we automatically get that level of exposure because when you look out there in the swimming environment, there are not many black swimmers,” added the local swim boss.Lamey stressed that the upcoming youngsters will be able to learn from some of the challenges Atkinson has faced over the years, which she was able to overcome.Atkinson is a nominee for the RJR Sports Foundational 2016 National Sportswoman of the Year award.She previously won the award in 2014.last_img read more

Gasoline Price Drops, Diesel Remains The Same

first_imgThe Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (“LPRC”) has announced  with immediate effect  an decrease of six United States cents  in the price of gasoline and diesel fuel price remained the same.According to a petroleum price circular issued by the government, the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline has decreased from US$3.31 to US$3.25 or its Liberian dollar equivalent L$400.00 while the retail pump price for a gallon of diesel fuel remains at US$3.31, or its Liberian dollar equivalent L$410.00. The prices in Liberian dollars were calculated using the Central Banks approved exchange rate of 1USD to L$123.39.The new petroleum price circular issued by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company took effect as of Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The decision to decrease the price of gasoline is a result of a shift in the perimeter that is frequently used to determine the price of gasoline in the country.The release thanked all stakeholders in the Downstream Sector of Petroleum Industry for their commitment in adhering to the price adjustment formula.Meanwhile, the circular warmed that the Ministry of Commerce inspectorate will closely monitor the approved ceiling prices to avoid the arbitrary hike in the pump prices of gasoline and fuel on the local market. The circular further warned that the Ministry of Commerce will also be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the price circular to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bandits snatch cash from minibus stopped in Agricola

first_imgPolice are searching for three men who robbed a minibus which stopped at Agricola, Greater Georgetown, to drop off passengers.Reports are the three men walked up to the minibus at about 11:30h and snatched the cash which the conductor had in his hand and made good their escape into Agricola. This newspaper was told the passengers in the bus did not realised what had taken placed until the conductor raised an alarm.Meanwhile, three armed bandits attacked the driver of a route 44 minibus on the East Coast minibus park on Saturday last.The victim, Mark Bowen, 35, of North Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was attacked and robbed at about 01:30h.According to reports, Bowen who had concluded working for the day, was sitting in his minibus counting his day’s earnings when he was approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, one with an ice pick and the other with a cutlass.The perpetrator with the gun pointed it to Bowen’s head demanding that he hand over the cash. The frightened man complied after which the said bandit proceeded to enter the victim’s bus, removing his keys.The trio then escaped on foot, reportedly in an eastern direction. Bowen reported the matter at the Brickdam Police Station and an investigation was launched.last_img read more

Argentina in peril as World Cup race goes to wire

first_img0Shares0000Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts at the end of their goalless 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Peru, in Buenos Aires, on October 5, 2017 © AFP / Eitan ABRAMOVICHMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct 6 – Lionel Messi and Argentina’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Thursday after another stalemate on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action.Argentina were held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires by Peru, leaving the two-time world champions outside the automatic qualification places as they head into the final round of fixtures next Tuesday. It was another desperately disappointing display by Argentina, who once again struggled to turn a wealth of possession into goals.Barcelona star Messi hit the post in the second half but could only watch in frustration after serving up a stream of chances for team-mates who failed to convert.The result left Argentina in sixth place in the standings. The first four teams qualify automatically, with the fifth-placed team advancing to a playoff against New Zealand in November.But with only two points separating third-placed Chile and seventh-placed Paraguay, the final standings could change dramatically depending on results on Tuesday.Argentina’s Dario Benedetto (L) fights for the ball with Peru’s Miguel Trauco during their 2018 World Cup qualifier match, in Buenos Aires, on October 5, 2017 © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHThe margin for error for Argentina, however, has narrowed after their latest setback, their third consecutive draw of a faltering qualification campaign.Argentina’s final qualifier is a challenging away trip to Ecuador in the thin air of Quito. Argentina have a poor record in the Ecuadoran capital, losing two out of three of their last World Cup qualifiers there and drawing the other. The Argentines’ last World Cup qualifying win in Quito came in 2001.However a victory on Tuesday would guarantee Argentina at least fifth place in the standings, with Peru and Colombia guaranteed to drop points against each other in their final game.– Uruguay on brink, Colombia crash –Brazil, who have already qualified in first place, were held to a 0-0 draw by eliminated Bolivia in La Paz earlier Thursday.That left the focus on the teams jostling behind the five time champions for the three remaining automatic spots.Colombia’s Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay during their 2018 World Cup qualifier match, in Barranquilla, Colombia, on October 5, 2017 © AFP / Raul ARBOLEDAUruguay, who are second with 28 points from 17 games, missed the chance to book their place in Russia after being frustrated 0-0 away at Venezuela.Uruguay’s Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani squandered a golden chance to win the game but shot wide in the 83rd minute.The Uruguayans are all but assured of qualification however, needing only a draw or a win against lowly Bolivia in Montevideo next week to book their place.South American champions Chile, meanwhile, resurrected their qualification hopes with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ecuador in Santiago.Striker Eduardo Vargas drilled in a low shot on 22 minutes to put the 2015 & 2016 Copa America champions 1-0 up.But Alex Ibarra equalised in the 82nd minute for Ecuador to silence the home crowd.But with Chile’s fans still struggling to digest Ibarra’s strike, the hosts went back up the other end and Arsenal star rammed home a close-range finish after Arturo Vidal’s shot was only partially saved.The win saw Chile climb from sixth to third in the standings. Chile will qualify automatically if they are able to beat Brazil in their final game next week.In Barranquilla, Colombia threw away what looked to be a certain victory that would have put them within touching distance of qualification as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Paraguay.Radamel Falcao scored with a deft lob to put Colombia 1-0 ahead in the 79th minute.But the Colombians inexplicably continued to press forward and were twice caught on the break by Paraguay.Oscar Cardozo bundled in the equaliser for Paraguay in the 89th minute and then Tony Sanabria punished poor goalkeeping by David Ospina to poke in a second in injury time to clinch the win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five things we learned from the Champions League

first_img– Mourinho in his element –Under pressure following a series of dismal performances, Manchester United Jose Mourinho pulled off a hugely important 2-1 away victory at Juventus reminiscent of his past as the “Special One” that gives United a huge boost ahead of the Manchester derby at the weekend.The Portuguese was in his element winning at the home of his former fierce Serie A rivals, charging onto the pitch to taunt the home fans in Turin by cupping his ear as United players and supporters celebrated a win gained by Mourinho’s decisions from the bench.He brought on Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini with 11 minutes left and United deservedly behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo wonder goal, and both were instrumental in the turnaround, Mata whipping home the equaliser and Fellaini flicking on a cross that Leonardo Bonucci eventually nodded into his own net.The 55-year-old could do with some more of that golden touch at the weekend.– Ronaldo not enough for Juventus –Having reached two of the last four finals, Juventus looked like genuine challengers for their first Champions League in over two decades when Ronaldo lashed home his 65th-minute volley.Juve looked set to win Group H with two games to spare when Ronaldo rifled in Leonardo Bonucci’s magnificent long pass just at it dropped over his shoulder, giving the Serie A leaders a thoroughly deserved lead.However despite their impressive winning record Juventus have shown weakness this season. They almost let United back into it at Old Trafford after switching off and this time they were punished for missing gilt-edge chances by a cynical away side.Juve are still odds on to qualify for the knockout stages but if Massimiliano Allegri is to bring the club their third European Cup he will have to make sure they can keep up their impressive displays for the full 90 minutes.– Real reborn –In a full-blown crisis under previous coach Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid look a new side under caretaker manager Santiago Solari. The European champions’ third win in three matches since Solari took charge was a 5-0 hammering of Viktoria Plzen.The Czechs were not the strongest opposition but Wednesday night’s display was Madrid at their swaggering best.Real are set to qualify from Group G alongside Roma and a continuing of this form will put the rest of the competition on red alert.– Italy roaring back –After years in the doldrums Italian clubs other than Juventus are starting to make a mark on the competition and going toe-to-toe again with the world’s best.Napoli, who have mostly failed to transfer their recent domestic revival to the European stage, were unlucky to not have won at least one of their two clashes with megabucks PSG and on Tuesday gave as good as they got in their 1-1 draw with Thomas Tuchel’s side.Inter Milan were dominated by Barcelona and saved from defeat by an inspired performance from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and a poacher’s finish from striker Mauro Icardi, who snatched a late draw that makes Luciano Spalletti’s side favourites to qualify ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.Roma meanwhile are keeping pace with Real Madrid in Group G thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win at CSKA Moscow, Eusebio Di Francesco’s side performing better in Europe than in Serie A.– PSG continue to falter –Crushing everything that moves in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain can’t seem to establish themselves as a European powerhouse.PSG are third in Group C after their battling 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Stadio San Paolo cauldron, and while they are only one point behind leaders Liverpool, Tuchel’s side have only managed to beat Red Star Belgrade in four matches.The French champions’ Qatari owners have spent huge sums in order to try to barge their way into the European elite, but have so far failed to convince away from the relative safety of Ligue 1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A 90th-minute own goal by Leonardo Bonucci condemned Juventus to their first defeat of the season © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOPARIS, France, Nov 8 – Under-fire Jose Mourinho and Manchester United revelled in an incredible smash and grab victory at Juventus, while Real Madrid continue their revival and Cristiano Ronaldo watches on as his magnificent volley counts for nothing.AFP Sport looks at five things we learned in the Champions League this week:last_img read more

‘Roy Hodgson must stay as England manager until World Cup 2018’, insists former captain

first_imgFormer England captain Terry Butcher believes Roy Hodgson should be handed a new contract up until the Russia World Cup in 2018.Hodgson’s current contract is up after next summer’s European Championships in France and the FA have made it clear there will be no further discussions on an extension until after the tournament.There have been reports circulating that the FA will turn to a foreign manager after France 2016, but Butcher insists that would be a “disaster” and it must be Hodgson to carry on nurturing the youthful England team.“With the younger players coming through, they respect him and the chemistry is right around the squad, both on and off the pitch,” Butcher told Drivetime.“He should have one more tournament after this to take this young group though to the World Cup finals. That would be ideal, rather than have someone else come in and the whole philosophy change round.“They’re talking about having a foreign manager coming in but I think that would be a disaster. We’ve got Roy in there now, he’s settled, the chemistry’s right, he’s got the young players playing, everybody wants to play for England again and there’s a spirit and a passion about the team as well.“We don’t have any real world class players but what we do have is a team that shows passion, fights for the jersey and that’s something that the fans can relate to very well.”last_img read more

UCLA coach Dorrell’s days may be numbered

first_img 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsGuerrero has said he would meet with Dorrell, one of six African American coaches among the 119 universities that play major-college football, early this week. Dorrell has been UCLA’s coach the last five seasons. He had a 35-27 record, highlighted by a 10-2 season in 2005. The Bruins began this season with 20 returning starters, 25 seniors but managed only a 6-6 season after a 24-7 loss to USC on Saturday. Yesterday, the Bruins were invited to the Las Vegas Bowl, where they will face Brigham Young, a rematch of a Sept. 8 regular season matchup that the Bruins won, 27-17. Coach Karl Dorrell’s days as UCLA’s football coach appeared to be numbered today amid reports that a search for his successor is under way. Sources familiar with the athletic department said that Dorrell will be fired and that a short list of candidates has been assembled. UCLA officials may wait until the Bruins’ team banquet Wednesday before making an announcement. Boise State Coach Chris Petersen is said to be the first choice of Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, with Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach and former NFL coach Steve Mariucci considered among the other top candidates. last_img read more

Barca star to play through injury? Predicted XI to face Atletico in Europe

first_img 8. Andres Iniesta (midfield) 12 Who will Luis Enrique select for the Blaugrana? Click the arrow, right, to see the full predicted line-up in squad number order 11. Neymar (forward) 14. Javier Mascherano (centre-back) 1. Marc Andre ter Stegen (goalkeeper) 12 12 4. Ivan Rakitic (midfield) You can listen to live coverage from the Vincente Calderon on our new DAB sports radio station, talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your DAB radio to receive talkSPORT2 and our other new stations (talkRADIO and Virgin Radio), click here.Barcelona head to Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final aiming to show their campaign is still on track for domestic and European success.Luis Enrique’s men will defend a 2-1 lead at the Vicente Caldereron but head into the tie on the back of successive defeats in La Liga to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.In last week’s first leg, La Liga leaders Barca fell behind as Fernando Torres fired in what could yet prove a priceless away goal for Atletico, only to then get himself sent off for a second caution ahead of half-time.That ultimately swung the balance of the match as Luis Suarez netted a second-half brace.For the return leg, the Catalan giants are expected to be without Rafinha and defender Thomas Vermaelen.The Brazilian midfielder made his return following seven months out after a serious knee injury in the first leg and then started against Sociedad only to head off at half-time with a thigh problem.Former Arsenal centre-back Vermaelen, meanwhile, has a calf injury and Barca will be hoping they can field their first-choice central defensive pairing – Gerard Pique has been struggling with a hip problem. The 29-year-old missed training on Monday, according to Sport, although he is expected to shake off the problem to keep his place.Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Barcelona line-up for Wednesday’s all-Spanish clash! 12 12 12 5. Sergio Busquets (midfield) 3. Gerard Pique (centre-back) 12 6. Dani Alves (right-back) 12 12 9. Luis Suarez (forward) 10. Lionel Messi (forward) 12 12 12 18. Jordi Alba (left-back)last_img read more

Great fundraising day for Crumlin Hospital at Speer Performance

first_imgThe forecast looks good and there’ll be plenty to do next Bank Holiday Monday at a super fundraising day for Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital.The venue is Speer’s Performance at Bomany on the outskirts of Letterkenny and the time of from noon until 4pm.Entry is free but there’s tonnes to do with sack races, a BBQ, face-painting and bouncy castles. Get along for what promises to be a great day – that Monday next, August 7th.Great fundraising day for Crumlin Hospital at Speer Performance was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 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

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE SENIOR LADIES FACE BUNCRANA IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News:Lotto (08/07/15): Is iad 17-18-20-21 na huimhreacha a tháinig amach. Níor imigh an pota óir agus ní raibh trí uimhir ag duine ar bith. Beidh €1,220 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn. There are still a few places left in the Naomh Muire 100+Club and for €20 a month you could share in the €1,400 monthly prize money. Please contact coordinator Dónal Ó’Searcaigh 086 3189331 if you are interested. Hard luck to our club player Saoirse Bonner and the Donegal U-14 team who lost out to Tipperary in the All Ireland final replay in Tuam on Saturday. The club are mighty proud of Saoirse on her achievements to date as a Club & County player and we have no doubt Saoirse’s name will featured on future Donegal teams.Again our Saoirse’s0 Army Supporters Bus made the Journey to Tuam and the wee girls cheered to the final whistle for Saoirse and the Donegal Girls.Our Senior ladies were defeated by Dungloe in the 2nd leg of the quarter finals of the Donegal Junior A championship in the Banks on Sunday.Due to a higher score difference over the two legs we push on to the county semi finals where our opponents will be Buncrana. Our minors (ladies) play this Thursday against Cloich Cheann Fhaola in Falcarrach at 7pm. The under 16 leagues (ladies) start on the 21st July. U-12 Blitz day is now changed to the 25th July, venue tbc.Ticket distribution will take place on Thursday 16th in the Clubhouse from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Club Donegal gear and remaining membership cards can also be collected at that time.The bus for the Ulster final will leave Annagry car park at 08:30am. This will get everyone up in time to watch the minor final.Our seniors had a disappointing result in Bundoran on Saturday evening where the home team collected the league points. The reserves continued their fine run of form with another excellent win in the earlier game on Saturday evening. Both teams are in league action again this weekend when we welcome C.L.G. Naomh Columba to the Banks. Please see website/facebook/twitter for more details. Website: www.naomhmuire.ie, Twitter: @naomhmuireThe club held a very successful U-10 blitz on Saturday. A great day’s fun was had by all. Thanks to everyone who helped out with preparing and supplying the food for the day. Thanks also to CL.G. An Chlochán Leith and C.L.G. na gCeithre Maistrí for contributing to a great day for the children.The first Cúl Camp to be held at the club is underway this week (13th – 17th July).GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE SENIOR LADIES FACE BUNCRANA IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more