Powell then weighed in on the make-up of the 53-member team, pointing to its diversity and hailing the treatment received at their training camp in Tottori, Japan. “The team is not necessarily the strongest we have had, but it’s pretty strong all around, and not only for sprinting, but also in the field events and in the middle-distance events. Everyone’s attitude is great, and that makes a huge difference in performance as well,” said Powell. “The experience in Tottori has been very good; we have gotten the chance to focus on training. The team spirit is very good; everyone seems to be getting along quite fine, even those who didn’t use to talk much. Everyone seems to be happy and in good shape,” Powell noted. He added: “The people in Tottori have gone all out to ensure that we are happy, and they really seem to love Jamaicans here.” Jamaica ended the last World Championships with nine medals – six gold, two silver and one bronze. diverse team Newly appointed co-captain, Asafa Powell, says he is honoured with the appointment and is looking to lead by example at the fast-approaching IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Powell, now in his 12th year as a senior international representative for the island, received his first team captaincy, along with another veteran, Veronica Campbell-Brown, ahead of the August 22-30 championships, which takes place inside the Bird’s Nest. “Being selected as team captain is a real honour for me,” Powell told The Gleaner. “I appreciate and thank the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association for choosing me to co-captain along with Veronica Campbell-Brown, who I have a great deal of respect for.” Powell, a two-time bronze-medal winner at the World Championships, admitted that he believed his experience and relationship with his teammates played a role in his selection. “My aim, with or without the captaincy, is to lead by example, to work hard and to give my all. As it relates to the younger athletes, showing them what it takes can speak louder than any words you can say, but I have always been there if they need to talk or if they need advice, and I will continue to be there long after this training camp or the World Championships itself,” said Powell. “I do get along with everyone, and I have been there for the last 12 years, so I have seen a lot of meets, and those things may have contributed (to selection).”
By Devina SamarooOver $3 million worth of work now wasted with the recently rehabilitated Barabina Swamp Road in Region One (Barima -Waini) now back to a sludgy trail, and residents are peeved.Before rehabilitation, during rehbailtation and after rehabiltationThe 200-metre track is constantly inundated, and villagers have grown accustomed to slushing through the water to traverse around the region.Central Government, through its special initiative aimed at rehabilitating hinterland roads, had allocated some $3 million to fix the road.Reports indicated that the rehabilitation works were completed sometime in April. During an interview with Guyana Times, Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley explained that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) had no knowledge of the undertaking until after works had commenced.He claimed that the Regional Executive Officer Leslie Wilburg, who has responsibility for the awarding of contracts for the region, was aware that the Public Infrastructure Ministry had committed financial resources for the rehabilitation but failed to inform the council. Ashely said the REO took it upon himself to sole source an inexperienced contractor to carry out the project, and posited that because of the substandard works, the road is back to square one.“He went around to do the road by sole-sourcing someone who has no engineering idea or technical idea of road construction… when we found out, even though as an RDC and as Regional Chairman, I highlighted that, although I am not an expert in civil engineering, I believe that if we find ways to open avenues for water to have a free flow out of the creek that leads to Barabina through the Kumaka area, it would help to alleviate the flooding that is taking place and damaging the road; and then we can think about rehabilitation with construction,” the Regional Chairman explained.He posited that the entire undertaking lacked future vision to help ensure the problem is solved and only focused temporary solutions.Shortly after government announced that the rehabilitation works were completed, a letter to the editor appeared in one of the daily locals, complaining about the substandard work done.The writer explained that two vehicles were stuck in the road and had to be pulled out by a tractor, and by a pick-up.Currently, attempts are being made to engage the Public Infrastructure Ministry in an effort to garner assistance and advice on the way forward.With the rainy season ongoing, residents are worried about the extent to which the heavy showers will compound the situation.In an effort to provide some relief, the RDC provided the leaders of Barabina some resources to rehabilitate a dilapidated catwalk which can now be utilised as an alternative route to traverse the area.
The Daily Observer has reliably learnt that the administration of this year’s tests to students across the country by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has been deferred to next year. Attempts by this newspaper to get comments from the Monrovia National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over the weekend were unsuccessful.However, head of WAEC Monrovia office, John Y. Gayvolor, Sr., told the Daily Observer via mobile phone on Saturday that his team of administrators is committed to administering the test, but did not say when. “We are still keeping to the exam schedule as everything is being done to avoid the reoccurrence of what we just experienced leading to the leakage of the tests,” Mr. Gayvolor told our reporter and subsequently hung up.Meanwhile, it has been frequently reported over the weekend that the exams would be administered next year since the Monrovia office failed to raise the US$300,000 required to reprint copies of the exams.As the test was already scheduled for last month, the euphoria of thousands of 12th graders died down when it was announced that the WAEC examination is cancelled, “because test materials have been stolen from their location at the Konola SDA high school campus.”Following the stunning disclosure, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said the new dates are from June 27 to July 1. MOE Director of Communications, J. Maxim Bleetahn, told the Daily Observer that issues relative to administering the exams would be discussed on Wednesday, June 8. Mr. Bleetahn, too, did not elaborate when asked whether the exams have been annulled for this year. However, a number of 12th graders interviewed by the Daily Observer expressed frustration because of the “insurmountable problems” facing their education sojourn.Up to press time last night, WAEC could not say whether any date has been set to administer the exams, or wether the exams have been postponed to next year due to “financial constraints.” As for the reportedly leaked subjects, including mathematics, physics, and chemistry, sources informed this newspaper that new evidence has been unearthed linking some highly placed individuals in the education system to the “exam fraud.”The test papers were kept at the Konola SDA high school campus in Margibi County. The MOE said it was burglarized by some unidentified persons.Although a leak of exam papers is not a new phenomenon, many parents told the Daily Observer that they did not believe enough was done to secure the test papers, since WAEC and MOE authorities are aware of the potential dangers that come with administering WAEC examinations.“It seems to me that the MOE and WAEC Liberia office were not fully prepared for the exam, because I cannot imagine why they allowed such to happen,” a female parent remarked.The 9th grade examination did not start as planned because of poor management of materials at testing centers last month, and Mr. Gayvolor had earlier complained of logistical constraints.“We had logistics, traffic and other problems, and so we have been able to take note of these things and can assure the students or the public that (those problems) will not be experienced during the senior high testing,” Mr. Garvolor said recently while commenting on the 12th graders’ WAEC exams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Donegal County Council has confirmed it has mounted its 21 lorries with snow ploughs and will be on standby as snow is forecast from today.Various weather channels are predicting Donegal could have up to 25 cms of snow over the weekend. The council says it will tweet regular information on its winter weather website as well as keeping the public fully-informed of road conditions if they deteriorate.The new website is also fitted with a system which can send back images from around the county to keep the public updated with conditions at various locations including Killygordon, Gaoth Dobhair and Bundoran.The council says it is fully stocked with grit and salt in preparation for what could be the first snowfall of the winter.“Temperatures will drop and it is going to be a bitterly cold weekend,” said a Met Eireann spokesman. He added: “There is a high risk of a very cold week ahead with some severe frosts. Some falls of snow possible also especially early in the week.” COUNCIL MOUNTS LORRIES WITH SNOW PLOUGHS IN ANTICIPATION OF FREEZING CONDITIONS was last modified: January 18th, 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:Donegal County Councilsnowsnow ploughswinter weather website
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Football News gameday It was not to be for Darren Moore’s men, though, and Yanic Wildschut won it with a minute to go.There were mixed fortunes for Championship new boys Wigan, Blackburn and Rotherham.Wigan were promoted back to the second tier as League One champions and made a winning start with a 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.Michael Jacobs scored twice in the first half for Paul Cook’s men, with Atdhe Nuhiu, who was later sent off, briefly equalising for the visitors. Jacobs then created a third for Nick Powell on the hour mark and, although Fernando Forestieri pulled one back, Wednesday could not find an equaliser. Magennis gave Bolton a surprise lead on 18 minutes Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes who plays? Blackburn pushed Wigan all the way in League One but they had to settle for a point at Portman Road after debutant Tayo Edun’s late equaliser in a 2-2 draw.Winger Gwion Edwards scored five minutes into his Ipswich debut but goals from Danny Graham and Bradley Dack put Rovers ahead inside half an hour.Rotherham also bounced back at the first time of asking but, after their struggles of 2016-17, when they managed just 23 points, they endured a sobering first match against Brentford, which ended in a 5-1 loss.Neal Maupay opened the scoring in just the fourth minute and added a second after goals for Sergi Canos and Ollie Watkins. Lewis Macleod made it five late on, and Will Vaulks’ effort was no consolation for Rotherham. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Cook will be happy with his Wigan side’s start smart causal possible xi NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade highlights How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 2 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? ALTERED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more West Brom’s bid to get straight back up to the Premier League got off to a dreadful start after losing to 2-1 to Bolton at The Hawthorns.Josh Magennis put Wanderers in the lead but Harvey Barnes’ brilliant strike on the stroke of half-time appeared to set up the Baggies up to win the game. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings 2 There was late drama at St Andrew’s, where Birmingham drew 2-2 with Norwich.Jacques Maghoma put the Blues ahead in the 56th minute, which was cancelled out by Onel Hernandez seven minutes from time. Viv Solomon-Otabor looked to have won it for Birmingham only for Hernandez to grab a stoppage-time equaliser.Middlesbrough staged a late fightback to claim a 2-2 draw with Millwall, who dominated much of the match and led through goals from Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory. But Martin Braithwaite pulled one back in the 87th minute and there was still time for George Friend to level up.Alan Browne’s 50th-minute effort earned Preston a 1-0 win over QPR while Andreas Weimann and Daryl Murphy were on target in Bristol City’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.On Friday night, Tom Lawrence’ stoppage-time header gave Frank Lampard’s Derby side a 2-1 win over Reading.Meanwhile, Sheffield United host Swansea City at 17:30.
He is on a better run of form than Liverpool’s first-choice attacking trio – all of whom were rather woeful in Saturday’s draw with the Blues – but Klopp may not want to risk Sturridge from the start seeing as Roberto Firmino brings so much more to the table in the defensive phase, and this could prove so important in a European away fixture.So, how will Liverpool line-up against Napoli? talkSPORT.com’s predicted Reds team can be seen below… Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries Klopp’s side lost their first match of the season last week when Chelsea beat the Reds in the Carabao Cup 2 However, confidence is high around Anfield given the club’s last-gasp win over PSG on Champions League matchday one, which puts Jurgen Klopp’s side in a great position to progress to the knockout rounds of Europe’s premier cup competition.Klopp has an almost full-strength squad available for the clash against Napoli, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the only definite absentee. Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are doubts for Wednesday’s fixture, but it is unlikely they would be in Liverpool’s strongest line-up anyway.The biggest question for Klopp heading into the match is whether to include Daniel Sturridge in the starting line-up on the back of the England international scoring goals in both of Liverpool’s matches against Chelsea. Liverpool can make it two wins from two in this season’s Champions League when they visit Napoli on Wednesday evening, and you can listen to the full match LIVE on talkSPORT.The Reds visit the Stadio San Paolo on their worst run of form of the season so far, having been defeated and then drawn with Chelsea in the space of three days. 2 Napoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Predicted line-up: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
The Dáil will debate a Fianna Fáil motion this week calling on the Government to reverse its cuts to the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS) and the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) and to tackle rising diesel prices.Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue says the motion criticises the lack of leadership from the government in protecting jobs in the farming and agri-food sectors.“We need clear and decisive action from the Government to support the agriculture sector, which is the engine of the economy here in Donegal and across the North West. There are 300,000 jobs in the agri-food industry alone and it contributes €24 billion to the economy,” said Deputy McConalogue. “I am concerned about the lack of leadership from the Government in addressing the serious issues facing farmers and food producers. Small farmers in Donegal have had a particularly difficult year and they are facing more difficulties after the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney scaled back the AEOS and made changes to the minimum stocking density required under the DAS.”He added that Fine Gael and Labour have an opportunity to show their commitment to farmers and food-producers.Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion calling on the Government to recognise that the crucial role that the agriculture sector plays in job creation and economic growth here in Donegal and across the country.“The motion calls on the Government to stop scaling back payments that are essential to small farmers in Donegal. The Agriculture Minister must expand the new AEOS to 8,000 places and restore the original maximum payment of €5,000. “It also calls on the Minister Coveney to reverse changes he introduced to the minimum stocking density ratio under the DAS. We are also urging the Government to take decisive action to tackle rising diesel prices and to introduce an effective user rebate scheme that will alleviate the rising financial pressure on farmers, agriculture contractors and farmers.“I am urging the Government deputies across Donegal to show their commitment to local farmers by supporting this motion in the Dáil this week,” said Deputy McConalogue.MCCONALOGUE BACKS FF MOTION TO PROTECT AGRI JOBS was last modified: October 8th, 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:Charlie McConaloguefianna fail
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team will have new home turf to defend this fall as workers completed installation of a new FieldTurf HD Classic surface at Drake Stadium on Monday (June 13, 2016). FieldTurf HD Classic is the most up-to-date turf in the industry and is used at the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall, the Indianapolis Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium and the University of Texas’ Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The blue end zones have “DRAKE” sewn into the north and “BULLDOGS” into the south in white. The Drake logo at midfield outlined in blue is woven into the field, as is “JOHNNY BRIGHT FIELD” on the both sidelines at the 25-yard line.Classic HD is the newest slit-film fiber from FieldTurf. It was carefully crafted to maximize durability and safety, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. It was designed using the PPG philosophy – Polymer, Process, and Geometry, to create the new industry standard in slit-film yarn. Specially-sized cryogenic rubber particles and washed silica sand granules are layered, in a patented installation process, surrounding the FieldTurf fibers. This provides ideal player safety and outstanding durability and longevity. Print Friendly Version