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Bolt in running for Athlete of the YearMONACO, (CMC):Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is among three athletes on the shortlist for the 2015 IAAF World Male Athlete of the Year award. The Jamaican sprinter has been selected along with the American pair of Ashton Eaton, a decathlete, and Christian Taylor, a triple jumper.Bolt successfully defended his 100m, 200m, and 4x100m titles at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in August and clocked a world-leading time of 19.55 when winning the 200m.Eaton won his second successive gold medal at the World Championships, setting a decathlon world record of 9,045 points.Taylor won the triple jump title in Beijing with a North American record of 18.21 metres, the second-best jump in history.Last month, the IAAF Family, which includes top athletes and agents, IAAF officials, and selected media representatives from around the world, was asked to select nine men and nine women from 10 categories.The top-voted athletes in each category formed the long list, from which an international panel of 10 experts selected the three finalists.Gabriel, Warrican fined for dissentST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force pacer Shannon Gabriel will part with 70 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of dissent during the second-round game in the Regional First Class Championship against Barbados Pride last weekend.The 27-year-old shouted an obscenity after an appeal for lbw was turned down by the umpire during the Pride first innings. This was considered a show of dissent at the umpire’s decision. He was initially reported for a Level One breach of the Code of Conduct, but this was upgraded to Level Two because the player had committed the same offence within the last year.Meanwhile, Pride left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican was also fined, but only 10 per cent of his match fee, after also being charged with showing dissent. After being given out in the first innings, he remained at the crease and opened his arms, appearing to question the umpire’s decision.Paris determined to host2024 OlympicsPRAGUE, (AP):The deadly attacks in Paris won’t deter the French capital’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris candidacy, said at first after the attacks “you forget about your business and your work and for some days we were not concerned about the bid”.But Estanguet told The Associated Press that the team is now determined “more than ever” to secure the Games, offering Parisians a chance to “share good moments, positive moments”.Exactly a week after the attacks that killed 130, Estanguet was in Prague to attend the general assembly of European Olympic Committees.Russia says three athletes found breaking suspensionMOSCOW, (AP):Russia’s athletics federation says three athletes have been found in breach of its suspension from international track and field. World athletics governing body IAAF suspended Russia last week, and their athletes are only allowed to compete in domestic events.In a statement on the Russian athletics federation website, General Secretary Mikhail Butov said the IAAF notified the federation of three cases in which Russians have “taken part in marathons and races on November 14 and 15” in violation of thesuspension.One of the three is believed to be Viktor Ugarov, who won the Kanazawa marathon in Japan on Sunday, two days after the suspension was announced, and was later disqualified. The identities of the other two were not immediately clear.Nadal stays unbeaten at ATP finalsLONDON, (AP):Rafael Nadal outlasted David Ferrer 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to finish the group stage unbeaten at the ATP World Tour Finals.Neither player had much at stake as Nadal had already clinched first place in the group and Ferrer had been eliminated, but the two baseline sluggers still went at it relentlessly for more than two and a half hours in a match full of heavy hitting and long rallies. Nadal earned the decisive break to go up 5-4 in the third set – having previously wasted five break points in a marathon first game of the decider – and sealed victory with a backhand volley winner.Nadal faces Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals today.
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The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has entered into a partnership of “Proof of Concept Agreement with the Liberia Revenue Authority,” Lonestar Cell MTN and Orange Liberia for use of mobile money to pay taxes to Government of Liberia.The agreement was signed yesterday .The purpose of the agreement is to execute a pilot project for collection of taxes and fees on behalf of the Government of Liberia through the use of existing mobile money platforms with the Telecommunication Companies and UBA as the sole collecting bank.According to the agreement, UBA is to ensure the timely transfer of funds from the Telecom Partner’s account with timely remittance of funds from the Transitory Account to the General Revenue Account at the CBL.The telecommunications partners are expected to create an application platform, which will be used by the bank to collect the taxes.UBA’s Managing Director Olalekan Balogun, signing on behalf of the bank, considered the agreement as a step forward for the tax collection system of the Government, as UBA is prepared to fully fulfill its part of the agreement.Balogun called on taxpayers to explore the system when it goes live and embrace the new form of tax collection.UBA said the bank is focused on leading the digital banking sector in Liberia by bringing efficiency in the payment system and conveniences to customers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Although Pimm says he admits the position will involve a learning curve, he hopes to be able to provide the ministry with personal knowledge of the industry. As well, he says he hopes to act as a middleman between the Ministry and those working in the industry.The announcement about the newly created position also brought forth major changes to certain ministries, including a split of some of the Energy Minister’s portfolio. Part of the portfolio went towards a newly created Ministry of Natural Resource Operations. The MLA for Peace River North has been awarded a newly created bureaucratic position following a cabinet shuffle in Victoria Monday.Pat Pimm has been named as the parliamentary secretary for the Natural Gas Initiative to the Minister of Energy.- Advertisement -Pimm says the position will allow him to work directly with Energy Minister Bill Bennett and to ensure a stronger focus on natural gas resources. He says natural gas is a high priority for the region, especially as the industry continues to change and grow.[asset|aid=3248|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6eaba8ac6eeefc0cbfbb01e6c78937ec-Pimm new position 1_1_Pub.mp3] Pimm says with the new outlook includes more than 100 years worth of natural gas production which provides considerable revenue for the province. He adds that it’s important to work with the ministry to help market the gas.[asset|aid=3249|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6eaba8ac6eeefc0cbfbb01e6c78937ec-Pimm new position 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement
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Last weekend seen soaring numbers take part in the annual letterkenny Tri a Tri hosted by 247 Triathlon club at the very popular Aura Leisure centre.From the crack of dawn a flurry of the hard working volunteers were putting the final touches to the race course and competitors from the four corners of the country were rolling into a welcoming 247 tri-club registration.With nervous competitors making final adjustments in warm ups, it signalled that that moment has finally arrived, this is it my first ever triathlon. All those hours of training and re hearsing have all come down to this, you could feel the energy it was palatable, courageous and contagious. Under the careful supervised by Karl Vekins and Conor Eannetta of Triathlon Ireland the 10.30am hooter sounded, and they were off. In what was a still calm swimming pool was now a wash of colourful tri-suits. A total of 200 meters was the tri a tri distance before leaving the pool to take on the 13km bike course. The adrenaline was flowing making the pace frantic from the fifty competing competitors. Support from family and friends on the day was just amazing for the newbies to the sport and the cheers of pride were surly welcoming as the entered transition for the final time changing from cycling to running for the final 3k to the finish line, which is not an easy task.First in and winner was 247 club member Philip Browne followed by Liam Wilson and third was Joseph Stunks both representing northwest triathlon club. First in for the ladies and impressively 4th over all was a young letterkenny junior Shauna mc Fadden followed by fellow junior member Emma Tinney.Next up was the turn of the more experienced as 85 triathletes taking on the super sprint course. With a quality field, it wasn’t long until the strong athletes established themselves at the head of the field seeing Derry triathlete Sean Mc Laughlin winning from local Fergus Callaghan, following in 3rd was also local native Ronan Dorrian. First lady home, after a lengthy lay off with injury was Christine Russell ,who was solely using the test to establish there fitness and dip her toe back into racing after a lengthy layoff, it was great to see 247 club member Christine back in action. following her in to 2nd place was club member Ita mc Gettigan and 3rd was fellow club member Martina mc Daid both with a hugely impressive first super sprint, but deservedly so as Ita & Martina have worked so hard to get competitive this season, im sure theres lots to come from these two fine athletes.By way of thank you the club would like to acknowledge the support of the help/volunteers on the day the kind sponsorship and use of the facilities at Aura Leisure center ,St Eunans GAA for the use of the car park and Glenard Plant for sweeping and of course the fifty club volunteers who made sure the event ran smoothly. The competitors from our own club 46 in total, who along with the club coaches and mentors worked extremely hard. Be proud & huge congrats to all.Full results can be seen on chipit.ie as now all eyes now focus on the main triathlon event in July at the very beautiful Gartan outdoor center.New Club members are alway very welcome simply join on www.triathlonireland.com nominate letterkenny 247 as your club and you simply become a triathlete.TRIATHLON: LETTERKENNY TRI-CLUB GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH was last modified: April 28th, 2016 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:247 Triathlon Letterkenny
A group of cancer sufferers claim barrels of chemical waste dumped off the Donegal coast may have caused their illness.The group claim that hundreds of barrels of the toxic waste was dumped off the coast in the 1950s.They are now holding a series of meetings to highlight the situation and plead with the Irish Government to investigate the claims. North West Donegal Free From Cancer support group, believe the barrels were dumped off Tory Island.Spokesman Joe Diver, a retired school principal, said the claims must be investigated.“These rumours have been circulating for many years across Donegal and they need to be looked at.“Donegal has a huge rate of cancer and is much greater than the rest of the country. “There is a reason for that and we believe this could be it,” he said.Mr Diver, 69, who himself survived cancer, says he has heard from local doctors and divers about the exact location of the dumped barrels.“It would not take a lot to investigate this. The location has been located and one of these barrels could be retrieved to find out exactly what is in them.“I heard of one diver and he witnessed the barrels himself and saw the warning markings on them. He got out of there as quickly as he could.“There are huge clusters of cancer in Donegal and this could be the reason for it,” he said. The cancer support group is to hold a meeting on September 5th in the Ionad Padraig Dore centre in Bunbeg.Members of the Irish Cancer Society, local cancer sufferers, members of the medical profession and politicians are to attend.“We want people out there, especially men who find it difficult to talk about cancer, to know that there is a support group here that they can talk to,” added Mr Diver.DONEGAL CANCER GROUP CLAIM BARRELS OF DUMPED CHEMICAL WASTE MAY HAVE CAUSED ILLNESS was last modified: August 7th, 2012 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:DUMPED CHEMICALSJOE DIVERTory Island
The priest who quit his Co Donegal post after claiming he was being bullied may be persuaded to change his mind.Numerous parishioners in Glencolmcille have approached local county councillor Brendan Byrne to mediate between the two parties.And now Colr Byrne said he is will to try and resolve the issues between Fr Bill McGeady and anyone who has a difference of opinion with him. Colr Byrne told Donegal Daily that “nothing is insurmountable.”“We can get over this. People have differences of opinion all the time and I think we can resolve this issue.“The alternative, the fact that Glen could be left without a priest, is not even worth thinking about.“Whatever differences the two parties have had is minor in the grand scheme of things. “I would be quite happy to mediate between Fr McGeady and other people,” he said.Fr McGeady, who is originally from Gaoth Dobhair, claimed he could no longer continue his duties after being physically and verbally abused by people for the way he ran his parish.Last Sunday morning the 74 year old issued a letter to parishioners in which he outlined his situation and offering his resignation.Colr Byrne said the vast majority of people who contacted him had nothing but good things to say about Fr McGeady.“I haven’t spoken to Fr McGeady personally but I would be happy to sit down and try and sort things out. “The vast, vast majority of people who have spoken to me about the situation have nothing but good things to say about Fr McGeady.“But if people do have certain issues, then surely we can sit down as adults and resolve them. As I said already, nothing is insurmountable,” he said.MOVES AFOOT TO KEEP ‘BULLIED’ PRIEST FROM LEAVING DONEGAL was last modified: February 6th, 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:Colr Brendan ByrneFr Bill McGeadyGlencolmcille
Maro said in the parking lot after lunch, Williams handed Arguello a manila envelope with $25,000 in it, bundled up in $50 and $100 bills. Last Friday, Maro said a representative from Liu’s financial institution said $25,000 in cash was given to Liu on Aug. 6, 2004. Defense attorney Donald Re took issue with the fact that Arguello waited two months before contacting authorities about the situation with Williams in the summer of 2004. However, Deputy District Attorney Anthony Colannino said the space in time between the first alleged attempted bribery and the reporting of it did not bother him. “These are human beings who react in human ways,’ he said. “When confronted with something out of the ordinary, people are taken aback and not sure what to do. It’s not unusual.’ Re also said there was insufficient evidence to connect his client with the crime. “There’s nothing here indicating Mr. Liu’s involvement,’ Re said after the two-hour hearing, calling the evidence against his client “very, very circumstantial.’ @tagline columnist: Molly R. Okeon can be reached at (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496, or by e-mail at email@example.com. POSSIBLE ADD-ON FOR WHITTIER: The city of Montebello backed out of a low-income housing deal with Westage Group developers after Williams, who served as Montebello’s community development coordinator from December 2000 until his retirement in December 2002, was arrested. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES — former Alhambra City Councilman and his business partner will stand trial for allegedly attempting to bribe the city’s then-vice mayor in an attempt to garner his vote for a proposed senior housing project, a court commissioner ruled Tuesday. Despite arguments from defense attorneys for John Parker Williams, 68, and his business partner Frank Liu, 72, the motions to dismiss the cases were both denied. Each man will each stand trial for a felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime, bribery and money laundering. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner H. Elizabeth Harris ordered the two back to court for an Oct. 25 arraignment. Both men, who are free on bail, could face a maximum of four years in state prison if convicted. Williams was arrested in September 2004 and Liu this past March after an undercover investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed that Williams had attempted to give $25,000 to former vice mayor Daniel Arguello. Liu was allegedly the source of the money, according to prosecutors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The sole witness at Tuesday’s preliminary hearing was District Attorney’s Office Investigator Dave Maro, who was contacted by Arguello about the alleged attempted bribe by Williams in August 2004. Arguello, now a city councilman, told Maro that Williams, formerly a member of the Alhambra Unified School District’s board of education, tried to give him $2,500 at a memorial service in June 2004 but Arguello refused it. Maro had Arguello set up a lunch meeting with Williams at Charlie’s Trio Cafe in Alhambra on Aug. 18. In the taped conversation, Williams explained that a previous housing project had made him $275,000, and that the city had waived $80,000 in permit fees, according to Maro. Williams explained that the upcoming senior housing project would be worth $600,000, and he hoped the city permit fees also would be waived in this project, Maro said. However, according to Maro, Williams said he was “in a bind’ because of a possible split vote on the project in the City Council. “So, I just decided … I don’t care who’s on whose side,’ Maro read from his report, quoting Williams directly from the conversation. “I want to put this together. I want to do right by the guy I’m working with here.’