Russia enters 19 for athletics worlds despite doping ban

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Russia’s Maria Lasitskene smiles with her gold medal after winning the women’s high jump competition at a Russian Grand Prix track and field indoor event in Moscow, Russia. Russia plans to send 19 athletes, including Sergei Shubenkov and Maria Lasitskene, to the track and field world championships in London in August 2017 despite its suspension from international competition over widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the International Association of Athletics Federations reviewed their history of drug testing. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)MOSCOW — Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping.The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the IAAF reviewed their history of drug testing.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ NCAA: EAC snaps two-game slide, clips Mapua McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Maria Lasitskene is the overwhelming favorite to retain her high jump title, following an unbeaten season in the Diamond League. No other woman has leapt over two meters this year, but Lasitskene has done it at 11 different competitions.Sergei Shubenkov leads the charge for Russia’s men as he tries to win a second world title in the 110-meter hurdles.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’Russian Athletics Federation director Elena Orlova told Tass news agency on Monday that, besides the 19, it also filed paperwork for doping whistleblower and 800-meter runner Yulia Stepanova, but the federation isn’t in contact with her and believes she doesn’t intend to compete.Since they’re officially “neutral athletes” under IAAF rules, the Russians won’t be allowed to wear national colors and the Russian anthem won’t be played if they win gold. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A total of 38 Russians had exemptions that could have allowed them to compete at the championships, but many didn’t make the qualifying standards. Eleven more were approved only for youth events, and 106 applications were declined.Russia has been suspended since November 2015, when the first in a series of World Anti-Doping Agency investigations alleged drug use and cover-ups were common on its track team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

IB Bank to Provide Sherman’s USD Account Statement Today

first_imgVarney Sherman’s bank statements are in questionInternational Bank (IB), one of several banking institutions operating in the country, is expected to today, Wednesday, March 22, appear before Criminal Court ‘C’ to give the status of Senator Varney Sherman’s United States dollar account.Global Witness had accused Sen. Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County and others including former House Speaker Alex Tyler of Bomi County of soliciting bribes in the Sable Mining saga.The bank was among eight banking institutions that were on December 23, 2016 issued a 72-hour ultimatum to surrender all the United States dollar bank statements of defendant Sherman and the others accused, including Tyler.The management of IB Bank had informed the court that Sherman holds an account with the bank.Up to yesterday, according to information the Daily Observer gathered, the bank is yet to produce in court all the documents the court had requested from them.Although the other financial institutions have complied with the court’s demand, IB had managed to submit only 14 of the 26 bank statements for some of the defendants, including Sherman and Tyler.It was the bank’s attitude that prompted Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay, who serves as both judge and jury, to authorize the bank to appear and give reasons why it has not complied with the court’s mandate.The bank’s management was also seen yesterday holding discussions with Judge Gbeisay in his chamber.The GW bribery report alleged that “the defendants received bribes in the amount of over US$950,000 from Sable Mining to alter the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) procedures to award the Wologizi Mountain in Lofa County to the company without going through a competitive bidding process.”The report alleged that the money was placed into the bank account of the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm, owned by defendant Sherman, at those commercial banking institutions, of which IB is yet to comply.The court action was due to a request by state lawyers to allow them access the defendants’ bank accounts, despite the defense team’s contention. The Supreme Court had authorized the banks to comply with the order.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jeremy Clothier to take over reins as Huskies GM

first_img“Just knowing what we’re striving towards with our systems and all that helps when I’m out watching the players at some of the camps. I’ll see if they’ll fit into the system or if they can learn the system, or if they’re not going to be able to be able to figure out the system at all. It will depend on what we’re looking for and just filling some holes.”While the new season may be a long way down the line the club has already started work on putting together the roster for the 2015-2016 year. Clothier and others will be in Calgary in May to scout a camp put on by the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. The Fort St. John Huskies have officially filled their vacant general manager position. Assistant coach Jeremy Clothier will take over on a permanent basis after filling in over the past number of months.Clothier has been with the club for the past five years behind the bench helping out Gary and Todd Alexander. He’ll still be involved with coaching to a degree, however he may not be as involved with that aspect as he takes over the GM responsibilities.“I might take a bit more of a step back on the assistant coach role but I will still be involved on that side of things. We’ve had a couple other people want to step up and help out so having some of them do more of what I do on the coaching side of things.”- Advertisement -Aside from player recruitment and scouting that comes standard with the GM position, Clothier hopes to simplify how the club is run, and make them more visible in the community.“Being more of a liason between the coaching staff and the executive. If there’s something that we need I can go to the executive instead of having a number of people do it. Hopefully we’ll get the team more involved in the community.”Being on the coaching staff is one of the things that will help him in the role Clothier feels, as he’ll have a leg up on knowing what the team likes to do on the ice when it comes to the finer points of the game.Advertisementlast_img read more

NFL notes: Dallas hires Phillips

first_imgPhillips joins Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson as the only Texas natives to be in charge of “America’s Team.” “It’s great to have these cowboys boots back in Texas,” Phillips said during his introductory news conference in Irving, Texas. “I’m excited about it.” Wade Phillips was hired Thursday to coach the Dallas Cowboys, providing the club with an experienced replacement for Bill Parcells and someone well-versed in the 3-4 defense. Phillips, defensive coordinator at San Diego the past three seasons, has a 48-42 head coaching record over three seasons with Buffalo, two with Denver and season-ending interim stints with New Orleans and Atlanta. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Cowboys owner Jerry Jones interviewed 10 candidates before choosing the defensive-minded Phillips over supposed favorite Norv Turner, a two-time head coach who was the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator for Super Bowl titles after the 1992 and 1993 seasons. Tank pleads guilty: Chicago Bears defensive lineman Terry “Tank” Johnson pleaded guilty in Skokie, Ill., to violating probation in a 2005 gun case. Cook County Judge John Moran denied a request to lift the player’s home confinement, but said Johnson could leave his house to attend practices. Moran delayed sentencing until March 15 so that a presentencing investigation can be done. Coaching carousel: NFC champion Chicago shook up its coaching staff, releasing defensive line coach Don Johnson, who spent two seasons with the Bears after five years as an assistant at UCLA. The Bears also said assistant offensive line coach Harold Goodwin won’t return and offensive quality control coach Mike Bajakian accepted the offensive coordinator job at Central Michigan. … Leslie Frazier became the first assistant to leave Super Bowl champion Indianapolis after he accepted the job as defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings. Reid’s son tests positive for heroin: Garrett Reid, the 23-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, tested positive for heroin after he caused a traffic accident last week that left another motorist injured, police said in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. last_img read more

Barca hit Real Madrid for five in El Clásico

first_imgAll the failures that have underlined their recent problems under Lopetegui were on show here, poor finishing, dreadful defending and key players performing well below par, let alone their best.Philippe Coutinho scored the first and Arturo Vidal the last but in between the game belonged to Suarez, who terrorised Madrid from start to finish and made light of Lionel Messi’s injury-enforced absence.For Lopetegui, it is now one win in six games, as Madrid fall seven points behind Barcelona, who return to the top of the table.This defeat was reminiscent of the 4-0 thrashing that spelt the end of Rafael Benitez’s time in charge two years ago but while Benitez survived two more months, Lopetegui may not last the week.Much was made of this being the first Clasico without either Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in 11 years but Suarez’s masterclass will mean this contest lives long in the memory.Madrid looked dazed in possession and dizzy out of it as Barca repeatedly opened them up down the left early on.Sergio Busquets was allowed time to wait for Jordi Alba’s zooming run past both Gareth Bale and Nacho, with the full-back’s touch on the run perfectly pushed into the area.Suarez rushed past but Coutinho held his ground by the penalty spot, where Alba found him with the cut-back. It was the move’s 30th pass, the most for a goal in a La Liga Clasico in 13 seasons.– Lopetegui motionless –On the touchline, Lopetegui stood motionless. Varane clapped but his team-mates looked shell-shocked. Sergio Ramos thrashed a pass across his own box to Nacho, who hacked it to the feet of Arthur, his shot parried away by Courtois.Barcelona forward Luis Suarez goes down under a challenge from real madrid’s Raphael Varane during their Clasico on October 28, 2018. PHOTO/AFPStill, Barca needed the help of VAR for the second. Suarez was too quick to the ball at the near post and Varane bundled him over. It was a clear penalty, which Suarez converted for his seventh goal in 11 games against these opponents. His eighth and ninth were still to come.Gerard Pique should have headed in while a promising Madrid free-kick somehow ended with another Barca sprawl on the counter-attack. The visitors were fortunate to be only two down at half-time but the game was a mirror image after the restart.Varane had gone off, with a muscle problem the club said, for Lucas Vazquez, with Nacho moving to centre-back. Vazquez was key to Madrid’s goal, his disguised pass allowing Isco to pick out Marcelo, who finished for his third in three games.Suddenly, it was Barca making the mistakes. Sergio Ramos headed over, Luka Modric hit the inside of the post and Isco’s finish was blocked after Rafinha ran into trouble.Madrid were less transformed at the back, where Suarez acrobatically volleyed onto the post before Alba fired just wide. As Madrid’s momentum faded, Suarez landed the knock-out blow.Sergi Roberto chipped a cross into the box but the ball had neither the pace nor the angle to be headed in easily. Suarez, however, generated both himself to leave Courtois stranded.If that was a masterclass in adaptation, his third was a demonstration of finesse. Ramos was pushed off the ball by Sergi Roberto, who freed Suarez. Suarez feathered the ball over Courtois for his hat-trick.Madrid were finished but the humiliation was not over yet as Ousmane Dembele crossed for Vidal to head home a fifth. Suarez could even have had a fourth in injury-time but Courtois saved. Five was more than enough.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona forward Luis Suarez celebrates one of his three goals against Real Madrid on October 28, 2018. PHOTO/AFPBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 28 – Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s spell as Real Madrid coach.Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback.last_img read more

Party incident imperils top immigration official

first_imgBond’s reaction was a surprise, said ICE spokeswoman Kelly Nantel, and Myers is trying to speak with the senator about it. Despite Bush’s decision to circumvent the Senate, it was clear in earlier hearings that Myers had won over many doubters with her performance in stabilizing the agency’s financial problems and improving its management.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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre With just a few more weeks to go before the end of the session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has not scheduled a vote on Myers. Spokesman Jim Manley said this week that Reid has “serious concerns” with the nomination and is consulting with other lawmakers about how to proceed. Myers met resistance in 2005, the first time President Bush tried to appoint her to the Homeland Security Department post, after Democrats and Republicans said she had weak credentials for the high-profile job. To avoid a fight, Bush installed her during a Senate recess and her position expires at year’s end unless the Senate votes to confirm her. Questions about nepotism also came up because Myers is the niece of Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She is married to John Wood, the U.S. attorney in Kansas City and former chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Even some of those expected to defend Julie Myers seemed shaky. “The way things are going, we may not ever vote on her nomination,” Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., who is a second cousin of Myers’ husband, said Friday. “Our nation’s immigration enforcement agency needs noncontroversial leadership. That would be best served by going in a different direction with this nomination.” WASHINGTON – Just when it appeared Julie Myers had cleared every hurdle in her quest to officially become the nation’s top immigration official, a dreadlocked wig and a prisoner’s outfit could cost her the job. Myers, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ran into trouble earlier this month after she and two other agency managers gave the “most original” costume award to a white employee who came to the agency’s Halloween party dressed as an escaped prisoner with dreadlocks and darkened skin. The incident drew complaints of racial insensitivity and an apology from Myers. It also cast doubt on whether she’ll get a confirmation vote before the end of the year, when her original appointment expires. It would be a stunning collapse for Myers, 38, a native of Shawnee, Kan., who worked hard over the past two years to convince skeptical lawmakers that someone with little immigration experience was up to the task of running the government’s second-largest investigative force. last_img read more

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid live stream and confirmed line ups

first_img1 Can Diego Simeone’s side pull off the seemingly impossible? CLICK HERE TO STREAM LIVE COMMENTARY OF ATLETICO MADRID V REAL MADRID ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45Real Madrid will be looking to book their place in next month’s Champions League final when they take on city rivals Atletico Madrid in the second-leg of their semi-final clash.Los Blancos hold a three-goal advantage over their opponents thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu last week.Diego Simeone’s side are seemingly destined to exit the competition to their glamorous neighbours for a fourth consecutive season – including two final defeats in 2014 and 2016.But Atleti will hope they can cause an upset on the night and somehow prevent their rivals facing off against Juventus in Cardiff on June 3.The Vicente Calderon plays host to tonight’s match, and you can follow all the action via talkSPORT’s live commentary – which you can listen to by clicking here.Confirmed line ups:Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak, Gimenez, Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis, Gabi, Saul, Koke, Carrasco, Griezmann, TorresSubstitutes: Moya, Lucas, Tiago, Thomas, Gaitan, Correa, GameiroReal Madrid XI: Navas, Ramos, Varane, Ronaldo, Kroos, Benzema, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, DaniloSubstitutes: Casilla, Nacho, James Rodriguez, Kovacic, Vazquez, Asensio, Moratalast_img read more

The record transfer fees waiting to be broken in the Championship

first_img 11 11 11 11 9 = Scott Hogan (signed in a £9m deal from Brentford to Aston Villa in January 2017) 11 11 2. Helder Costa (signed in a £12.8m deal from Benfica to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2017) 3 = Ross McCormack (signed in a £12m deal from Fulham to Aston Villa in August 2016) 11 11 1. Ruben Neves (signed in a £15.8m deal from Porto to Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2017) 5 = Ross McCormack (signed in an £11m deal from Leeds United to Fulham in July 2014) 11 9 = Jordan Rhodes (signed in a £9m deal from Blackburn Rovers to Middlesbrough in February 2016) 11 5 = Jonathan Kodjia (signed in an £11m deal from Bristol City to Aston Villa in August 2016) 7 = Dwight Gayle (signed in a £10m deal from Crystal Palace to Newcastle United in July 2016) Hearing that a transfer record has been broken has become customary for English football fans.But while the Premier League steals the majority of space on the back pages, the excitement around Championship deals is growing.Last week Wolverhampton Wanderers agreed a record fee to sign a midfielder from FC Porto, and in light of his move, we’ve taken a look at the all-time 11 most expensive players in the division.Scroll through the gallery above to check out who features. 3 = Matt Ritchie (signed in a £12m deal from Bournemouth to Newcastle United in July 2016) 11 9 = Andre Gray (signed in a £9m deal from Brentford to Burnley in August 2015) – click the arrow above, right, to check out the most expensive Championship players 7 = Jordan Rhodes (signed in a £10m deal from Middlesbrough to Sheffield Wednesday in February 2017) last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh MhuireThe annual Bord na nOg presentations will take place this Friday evening in the Aislann. Please not that all under 8 to under 12 players are asked to be there at 7pm and the under 14 to minor players should be there at 8pm. There will be a few special guests on the night to meet the players.Peil na mBan annual 5k shore challenge takes place on Boxing day again this year. A family day for all to come along. Everybody welcome including parents, children, club members, non club members, etc. Fun and craic is the order of the day as you take in the scenic coastal route with warm refreshments afterwards in the club house. Yearbooks are now available from Seamus Rodgers. The annual Night at the Races will take place in Sharkeys on Friday 28th December. Horses are available for purchase from any committee or player member. The AGM took place last Friday night with a large attendance. Congratulations and Good luck to all the committee and Senior team managers elected for 2013. Seamus Rodgers becomes the new Club President and a great appointment after his years of service. The following committee was elected: Patrons: Fr. Michael Herrity, Eugene Doherty, Patrick Sharkey. President: Seamus Rodgers. Chairman: Cormac McGarvey. Vice Chairman: Charlie Boyle. Secretary: Declan Martin. Treasurer: Joe Glynn. Assistant Treasurer: Martin Mannion. Registrar: Declan Martin. PRO: Michael Logue. Culture Officer: Seamus Rodgers. Player’s Representative: To be elected at Player’s Meeting. Children’s Officer: Donal Sharkey. Designated Person: Nicole Logan. Coaching Officer: Gary Boyle. Lotto Co-ordinator: Patrick McGinley. Co. Board Delegates: Cormac McGarvey, Donal Sharkey, Charlie Boyle & Declan Martin. Park Committee: Tony Doherty, Michael Gallagher, Neil McBride, Conal O’Gara, Charlie Doogan & Padraig Ferry. Finance/Fundraising Committee: John Colm Gillespie, & Brian O Donnell. Senior Manager: Danny O’Donnell, John McGarvey & Johnny Gallagher. Reserve Manager: Gary Boyle. U-21 Team Management Team: To be confirmed.We now have O’Neill 22″ kit bags for sale priced at €28. Test O863189931 to order. Leave your name and number and someone will contact you.Lotto details for week 12th December. Jackpot 920 euro. No jackpot winner. There were three match 3 winners: Sandra Devenney – Rann na feirste, Jimmy Rodgers – Baile Ciarrai agus Breid Glynn – Anagaire Thiar. Numbers were 3-6-13-20. Next 100 CLUB DRAW will take place on 27th DEC. So sellers get the subs in on time to the coordinator. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.  GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 24th, 2012 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

GAOTH DOBHAIR MAN HAS JAIL SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT OVERTURNED

first_imgA 23-YEAR-old Gaoth Dobhair man has had an eight month jail sentence for assault overturned today.Stephen Ferry, Upper Knockfola, Bloody Foreland, appeared for an appeal at Letterkenny Circuit Court.He had been previously convicted of assaulting John Sweeney outside The Dodge nightclub on December 29th 2008 and jailed for the offence. In an appeal led by barrister Peter Nolan, SC, at today’s hearing, he argued that this was Ferry’s first offence.Mr Nolan said the incident was not a one-off, in that Ferry “had been attacked by this man on two previous occasions.”Judge John O’Hagan (pictured) commented: “I don’t know what got into his head on the evening in question.”He said the victim had been “cut by a glass which had been thrown at him.”However the judge said that Ferry had “a very good record” but the District Court had clearly viewed the incident very seriously.But Judge O’Hagan, noting that Ferry’s parents were in court, said that “sending someone to jail isn’t always necessary the answer.”He went on: “But Mr Ferry must pay something back for the wrong he has done.”Judge O’Hagan replaced the eight month prison sentence with a 200 hour community service order.AT HEARINGLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGAOTH DOBHAIR MAN HAS JAIL SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT OVERTURNED was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 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:GAOTH DOBHAIR MAN HAS JAIL SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT OVERTURNEDLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more