SEA Games: Cray settles for silver in 100m dash

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Khairul Jantan of Malaysia wins 100m dash. Eric Cray of the Philippines (right) comes in second. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — Nineeteen-year-old Khairul Jantan of Malaysia stunned Filipino defending champion Eric Cray to capture the men’s 100-meter dash Tuesday night in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Cray, who ran in the 400m hurdles just one hour before the century dash final, stumbled across the finish line in an attempt to catch up with hometown bet who clearly got there first.ADVERTISEMENT Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datucenter_img READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdlesJantan clocked 10.38 seconds, while Cray wound up with a time of 10.43 to settle for silver in the event that he won two years ago in Singapore.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’Jantan and Cray figured in a head-to-head battle but the Malaysian soon established a half-stride lead going into the last 10 meters.READ: Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Obviously, Cray was too tired to put in his 100 percent as he was still recovering the 400m hurdles that he won.Zion Corrales Nelson didn’t place in the women’s century, an event the Philippines won in 2015 through Kayla Richardson who opted to concentrate on 200m and relays.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Reparation: not the way forward – UK Ambassador

first_img… says look to the future rather than pastDespite repeated calls by several Caribbean territories to be paid reparations by European nations for their involvement and benefit from slavery, the United Kingdom (UK) believes that such calls are not the way forward. The calls are for financial compensation to be paid to descendants of enslaved peoples but the UK, Guyana’s former colonial ruler, indicated that countries should look to the future rather than the past.UK High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg QuinnThis was the expressed view of British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn who told media operatives that his country is maintaining its position regarding the reparation calls.“We as a Government do not believe that reparations are the way forward and that we need to look to the future and not the past. I know Caricom Reparations Committee has been looking on this but I’m not quite sure what the status is of what they may have produced and whether they would have made that claim or request to the UK,” the Ambassador explained.For over 400 years, colonial European powers benefited from slavery. The trade brought over 10 million captured Africans to work in sugar and cotton plantations throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. Governments in the Caribbean have estimated that reparations for the slave trade could be trillions of dollars, and some have floated the idea of debt relief.Caribbean leaders in 2014 had approved a 10-point plan to seek reparations from the former slave-owning states of Europe. In July 2017, Guyanese President David Granger suggested that more awareness and education was needed to allow for support in calls for reparative justice.“Reparative justice is not a ruse for development finance or international handouts. It is a demand aimed at ensuring recompense for crimes against humanity, enslavement and native genocide, and for the atrocities of indentured immigration. The demand for ‘reparative justice’ must not be confused with developmental assistance,” the President stated at the National Rastafarian Conference earlier this year.Ambassador Quinn recalled that it was his country’s past Prime Minister, David Cameron, who had suggested that reparations were not the way forward.“Look back at what Prime Minister Cameron said when he was in Jamaica in September 2015 and that is still the position,” Ambassador Quinn maintained.When Cameron had visited that Caribbean island, Jamaica’s then Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller reiterated calls for reparations to be paid by Britain but on a sidelines interview, the former UK Prime Minister had responded in the negative.“I don’t think reparations are the right answer but the purpose of my visit is to look to the future,” the former Prime Minister, who later resigned in 2016, had stated.Some 46,000 British slave owners, including a distant relative of former Prime Minister Cameron, and distance relatives of UK television and film actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, were among those compensated at a current-day equivalent of £17 billion for “loss of human property” after the country emancipated its slaves in 1833.Britain subsequently replaced slavery with indentureship, offering immigrant workers small payments and marginally better living conditions. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

League Cup draw: Home draws for Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City

first_img Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira 1 Manchester United were drawn at home against Championship side Middlesbrough in round four of the League Cup.Manchester City will welcome Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium while Sheffield Wednesday’s reward for beating Newcastle United is a home tie against Arsenal.Full League Cup draw: Manchester City vs Crystal PalaceLiverpool vs BournemouthManchester United vs MiddlesbroughEverton vs NorwichSouthampton vs Aston VillaSheffield Wednesday vs ArsenalHull vs Leicester CityStoke vs Chelsealast_img


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has announced the shows will go on despite the news that wife is battling breast cancer.Daniel and MajellaMajella O’Donnell revealed last weekend that she had been diagnosed with the disease.The couple asked fans to keep them in their prayers but asked people not to send them cards as they could not reply as they usually do. Last night Daniel’s assistant posted a message on his website telling fans that Daniel is still keeping his promise to play a string of concerts across Ireland this year.The schedule includes two Christmas concerts in Dublin on December 15th and 16th – Daniel’s first in the capital since 2009“Quite a few of you have been enquiring about Daniel’s tours, but I just want to reassure you that they will go ahead as planned,” said a spokesman.DANIEL ANNOUNCES THE SHOW MUST GO ON DESPITE CANCER SCARE was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:breast cancerdaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

Lay’s accountant testifies at trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I never think in terms of sneaky,” she said under cross examination. Gibson testified in a grand jury investigation of Lay before his 2004 indictment on one charge of bank fraud and three charges of making false statements on loan documents. The case was part of the larger conspiracy indictment against Lay and Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling, but U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, ruling in October 2004 on a request by Lay to have his entire case heard separately, said only the four banking counts would be tried separately. The trial is being heard without a jury by Lake, who also has presided over the four-month-long fraud and conspiracy trial of Lay and Skilling. Jury deliberations in that case were continuing for a third day as evidence was being presented in the bank fraud case. Defense lawyers said Lay, who took the stand in the main case, again would be testifying in his own defense in this case, likely by the end of the day. The government rested its case following testimony from FBI agent Robert Cunnane, who specializes in white-collar fraud. HOUSTON – A personal accountant to Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay testified Monday she was unaware when she transferred money from loans Lay had obtained that federal regulations barred use of some of the money for stock purchases. Sherrie Gibson, contradicting her own grand jury testimony, said sometimes she decided herself which of Lay’s multiple lines of credit to use. “It’s not accurate to say he told me every time,” she said, testifying in the second day of Lay’s bank fraud trial. After saying that prosecutors made her feel pressured to testify that Lay always picked the lines of credit for stock purchases, Gibson added that she did not intend her actions to be deceptive. Cunnane said he reviewed thousands of related documents and testified in minute detail on the trail of Lay’s stock purchases, from the loans to wire transfer orders to the brokers. The documents included Lay’s signature on notes promising not to use the money to buy margin stock, defined as stock traded on national exchanges. “The statements that the funds would not be used to buy margin stock were not true because funds were used to buy margin stock,” Cunnane said. Under cross-examination, he said he found no documents where any agency or bank raised concerns regarding any of the transactions. Lake then refused a standard defense request for acquittal or dismissal of the charges. In brief comments to Lake before calling witnesses, Lay attorney George Secrest acknowledged Lay didn’t take time to closely monitor his personal affairs and relied on the assistance of others. “We’re not trying to put on them and say they screwed up,” Secrest said. But he said Lay never was “put on notice” that there were any problems. Prosecutors allege that beginning in 1999, Lay obtained $75 million in loans from three banks – Bank of America, Chase Bank of Texas and Compass Bank – and then reneged on an agreement with the lenders that he wouldn’t use the money to carry or buy stock or mutual funds. Gibson said she was unaware of the rules and neither Lay nor his banker told her about them. She also said Lay never told her to circumvent any regulations. “First I would look at the interest rate and if those were all equal, I’d also look at availability,” she said of her decision-making on which of Lay’s lines of credit to tap. “I would look to see how much was left, to see how much to draw down on each line. “If everything was equal and I was trying to leave a cushion, I’d also see who was the last bank we would do business with… If we hadn’t used one bank for a while, then I’d use that bank.” Lay signed documents agreeing to loan rules but violated them repeatedly, the government says. Conviction on each of the four charges carries up to a 30-year prison term. Lake has said he won’t announce his verdict in the case until the jury has announces its verdict in the larger case. Gibson testified to the grand jury that she never moved Lay’s money from one account to another without his approval. But on Monday she testified in response to questions from one of Lay’s lawyers that she felt intimidated during the grand-jury appearance by John Hueston, a prosecutor with the federal Enron Task Force, who she said raised his voice with her. “I felt like I was the one on trial and that I had done something wrong,” she said. Pressure from prosecutors on witnesses is a key plank of the Lay-Skilling defense in the main Enron trial.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hits wonderful hat-trick as Chelsea ease past BATE

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Loftus-Cheek with the match ball after a brilliant display Loftus-Cheek started his selection argument in style by putting Chelsea in immediate control, stroking home inside two minutes.The powerful midfielder swept in calmly after Davide Zappacosta’s low cross, taking full advantage of some poor BATE marking.Some six minutes later Loftus-Cheek doubled his and Chelsea’s tally, tapping home from a corner – and just beating the lurking Olivier Giroud to the punch as the Blues stars positively queued up for glory.Willian produced another masterful creative display, buzzing around the BATE box to fine effect, and almost helped extend Chelsea’s lead still further with a sumptuous through-ball angled for Olivier Giroud to chase. Chelsea fans hail Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s displayChelsea hardly had to shift into third gear to chug past their misfiring visitors and cement top spot in Group L, Aleksei Rios’ late header scant consolation for the Belarusians.Loftus-Cheek pressed his Premier League claims though, with his first Chelsea goals since finding the net in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa on April 2, 2016.The 22-year-old’s six-minute brace had Chelsea two goals to the good just eight minutes in – and everything after that proved facile in the extreme.Loftus-Cheek will care not on BATE’s ineptitude however, and can rightly cite this free-scoring turn in future chats with manager Sarri over polite requests for more league action. REAL DEAL 4 Loftus-Cheek’s exploits have given Maurizio Sarri plenty to think about Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 4 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Loftus-Cheek’s first two goals came inside the opening eight minutes shining Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored a hat-trick to score his first Chelsea goals in over two years as the Blues secured a 3-1 Europa League win over BATE Borisov at Stamford Bridge.Although he has yet to start a Premier League match under Maurizio Sarri, the England midfielder certainly gave his boss an acute reminder of his ability with a well-taken treble. gameday cracker REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Chain-smoking former Napoli boss Sarri is prone to putting a cigarette filter to his mouth on English football’s touchlines as he cannot light up.Loftus-Cheek will hope this performance gives his boss something to chew on as he mulls over handing the England star greater future responsibilities.Chelsea’s pitchside set-up was business as usual for boss Sarri and his back-room staff – including coach Marco Ianni.Sarri pledged to accept all consequences from the Football Association’s improper conduct charge raised against Ianni, for taunting Jose Mourinho. 4 punished Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Latest Chelsea FC News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Ianni goaded Mourinho when Chelsea bagged a late equaliser in Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.Sarri and Ianni apologised to Mourinho straight after Saturday’s match, with the Blues boss reiterating that stance on the record several more times.Come Thursday night then, Ianni was back in his usual vantage point just behind the bench, with Chelsea ready to forgive and forget, pending FA punishment of course.Chelsea needed the best part of 100 minutes to scratch a draw with United on Saturday, but had no such struggles five days on. tense 4 JIBE REVEALED Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa An under-strength Chelsea barely broke sweat against BATE France’s World Cup-winning striker just did not have the legs to reach the astute pass however, leaving Chelsea to carry that 2-0 advantage into the half-time break.Loftus-Cheek cut the cakewalk again after the interval, side-footing home from 20 yards after seizing on a botched BATE clearance.Rios nodded in captain Igor Stasevich’s free-kick at the death, but Chelsea had long since won the night.last_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Presbyterian Church flies the flags for Sam!!NO MORE SLEEPS! It’s finally here – All-Ireland Sunday.Thanks to everyone for your pix over the past few weeks.Please keep sending in your pix before and after the match to Please be safe and sensible today no matter where you are.And please enjoy the game, respect our opponents and their fans – and marvel at the wonder of our national game.Up Donegal.Donegal man Joe O’Donnell, mascot for the team in 1992, with new bride Fiona O’Toole from Mayo  Fiona gets her marching orders at the reception in SligoLooks like Joe and Fiona are getting the message from the Donegal contingent at the wedding The Smith, Haughey & McNulty grandchildren croke park bound Allie Mc Brearty, Lily Smith and Carly Gamble from Killybegs with their special banner !!Marie Houten writes: We built this on the hill behind our house in Trenatubber, Culdaff. 12 DL SAM!Hi DonegalDaily!! Please put up a picture of massive Donegal fan Wayne Parker over in Bristol, very excited about the big game tomorrow. Up Donegal!! There you go!That’s some haircut!Pupils and teachers from Carndonagh Community School spell out what we want todayBallyshannon man Patrick Gallagher says the beaches in Italy are backing Donegal!Colin Gillespie flying the flag from a wind turbine in Gaoth DobhairWe didn’t see this pic yesterday, so here it is now! Ruairi and Shane Ward thought old lizzy out on Mounts Bay Road in Perth Australia, looked a bit chilly so they added a bit of Donegal Chic to her sping summer Collection.  ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL was last modified: September 23rd, 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:ALL-IRELAND SUNDAY – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGALlast_img read more


first_imgThis brand cost €24,000 with much more being spent rolling it out to new signsHEALTH bosses have splashed out an astonishing HALF A MILLION EURO on a public relations rebranding of Letterkenny Hospital and the group.The West/North West Hospital Group is being renamed ‘Saolta’.Galway Deputy Noel Grealish has hit out at the HSE for paying consultants €24,000 – just for the new brand. He has tabled a question with the Health Minister in the Dail requesting details of the decision making process and full costings.“I estimate the wider rollout of the new identity from Donegal to Galway could cost in the region of €500,000,” he said.Brand identity consultants BFK were selected to rename the group following a tendering process which got underway in January.The group manages UHG, Merlin Park Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, Roscommon County Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Sligo Hospital and Letterkenny Hospital. “It’s a ludicrous plan and the regional health forum was never even consulted,” he said. REVEALED: HOW HSE ARE SPENDING €500,000 ON RE-BRANDING HOSPITAL was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:donegalletterkenny hospitalrebrandSaoltalast_img read more

Save up to €6,000 now in the six day SEAT sale at DMG Motors

first_imgDMG Motors outside Donegal Town are hosting a sensational SEAT sale this week, with 6 days of offers on the impressive 181 line-up. From the 19th to the 24th of February 2018, the showroom has six very attractive offers across the six-model lineup. And that’s not all; you could also save over €6,000 on selected models.Prices have been cut on the Mii, all-new Ibiza, Arona, Leon, Ateca and Alhambra. This event makes it the ideal time to test drive your dream SEAT model. Check out the amazing savings in the table below, and call into DMG Motors on the Clar Road to see the six-model lineup. DMG Motors DonegalCall the DMG Motors team now (074) 972 1396 or visit DMG Motors on the Clar Road, Co Donegal. See for more details.Click on the table below to zoom in:Sponsored PostSave up to €6,000 now in the six day SEAT sale at DMG Motors was last modified: February 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Bolton v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgHammersmith-born Liam Feeney is set to line up against QPR todayKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 20 February 2016Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancaster, Lancashire)Match in a nutshell: Having been beaten by Fulham, QPR look to bounce back against a club in turmoil on and off the pitch.Five key battles: Including Paul Konchesky against Liam preview: QPR marginal favourites to win at BoltonInjuries and suspensionsBOLTON WANDERERSRuled out: David Wheater (hamstring), Liam Trotter (hamstring).Fitness test: Gary Madine (back), Jay Spearing (groin).QPRRuled out: Ale Faurlin (thigh), Jack Robinson (match fitness). Possible line-upsBolton: Amos; Vela, Dervite, Holding, Moxey; Feeney, Pratley, Spearing, Wellington Silva; Madine, Clough. Subs from: Rachubka, Osede, Finney, Twardzik, Danns, Davies, Walker, Woolery, Dobbie, Heksey.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Luongo, Henry, Hoilett; Washington, Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Angella, Kpekawa, Tozser, Doughty, Chery, Petrasso, El Khayati, Grego-Cox, Mackie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesBolton total: L W D W L (7 points)Home: W W L W D (10 points)QPR total: L W D D W (8 points)Away: D W D L L (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsBolton: Madine 6; Feeney 4, Pratley 4; Clough 3; Danns 2, Dobbie 2, Heskey 2, Spearing 2, Wellington Silva 2; Dervite 1, Holding 1, Moxey 1, Vela 1, Wheater 1, Woolery 1.QPR: Austin 10; Phillips 6; Chery 5, Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Polter 5; Hoilett 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Last five meetings3 October 2015: QPR 4 Bolton 328 January 2014: QPR 2 Bolton 124 August 2013: Bolton 0 QPR 110 March 2012: Bolton 2 QPR 113 August 2011: QPR 0 Bolton 4Bolton 2 wins, QPR 3 wins, 0 drawsSee also:Bolton v QPR: five key battlesHasselbaink says he ‘can’t wait’ to pick Robinson for QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more