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Fennell blasts Jamaican doping allegations

Fennell blasts Jamaican doping allegations

first_img The low levels of clenbuterol found, “below 1ng/ml”, was in the range to suggest “potential meat contamination cases”, the IOC said. China has a reputation for using clenbuterol in livestock farming to increase animals’ muscle, and Olympic athletes were warned of contamination risks before going to Beijing, China. “The IOC has stated that it’s not just Jamaican athletes, but others have the same situation and not to the extent to cause what we’d call an adverse analytical finding or a positive test. With all of these allegations, it’s very, very disturbing that people are attacking us like that,” Fennell said. “Why they have sought out Jamaicans is because we still live in a world where people feel that there’s no good justification for Jamaica showing very good results. It’s a pity they weren’t here last weekend to see the incredible talent that we have at the schoolboy and schoolgirl level (referring to the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships). That would have displayed that we are a country with considerable talent.” Fennell said that he’s, however, not worried about specific Jamaican athletes being named in the near future. “I think that the system protects from that, and that’s why one has to be careful not to overreact to some of these allegations, because, let’s face it, we live in a free world and we must respect the fact that others may have the ability to shape those opinions. But equally, we must be very strong in defending the rights and the cleanliness of our athletes.” Seppelt and German network ARD have consistently revealed and reported on doping scandals, including working with whistle-blowers to expose systematic cheating in Russian track and field. LOW LEVELS Jamaica Olympic Association President Mike Fennell said that he is very concerned about what he describes as “wild allegations” being made that Jamaican athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics were not prosecuted for positive tests by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These allegations were made by German documentary maker Hajo Seppelt, who also said that the Jamaicans, who were not specifically named, had traces of clenbuterol, a banned muscle-building substance, in recent retests of eight-year-old urine samples. “There’s no basis nor foundation for that,” Fennell told The Gleaner. “No official or other report has been received from either the IOC or WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) that any of our athletes have been (tested) positive. The fact that some of these have claimed to be found in traces from the retesting is a matter that is left for much speculation.” The IOC also responded to the claims made yesterday, saying that it concluded that there was no pattern of organised cheating after consulting WADA. “After careful consideration, WADA informed the IOC further to the pattern analysis that the IOC had conducted that WADA could not find any significant and consistent pattern of abuse of clenbuterol in these cases and that it would be appropriate not to take these cases any further,” the IOC said in a statement.last_img read more

Undefeated Eagles eye solo lead vs Cardinals

Undefeated Eagles eye solo lead vs Cardinals

first_imgBrownlee back with Ginebra, Walker returns for Blackwater Ateneo and Mapua stake their immaculate records when they clash on Tuesday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Eagles will zoom to solo Group A lead and past rivals La Salle Archers if they beat the Cardinals in their 12:30 p.m. clash at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Eagles and the Archers currently share the lead at 4-0 while Mapua is one game behind at 3-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCollege of St. Benilde, likewise holding a 4-0 card in Group B, faces University of Santo Tomas at 2:15 p.m.The Blazers evaded upset-conscious Arellano University, 74-69, on Friday to stay unscathed. View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coach TY Tang will again rely on veterans Yankee Haruna and Clement Leutcheu and the younger set led by Unique Naboa and Justin Gutang when they shoot for a fifth consecutive victory.On the other hand, the Growling Tigers under new coach Aldin Ayo are still trying to assemble a competitive team.According to Ayo, he is eyeing the services of two big men who will miss the Preseason Cup but will be ready in time for the UAAP.In the Hanes One-On-One King of the Hardcourt action, University of the East’s Jason Straight goes up against Jose Rizal U’s Jed Mendoza.In the 4:30 p.m. Group B game, Adamson (2-0) takes on Far Eastern U (3-1).ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

DHL ‘New Drug Haven’?

DHL ‘New Drug Haven’?

first_imgDespite efforts by the Government to prevent the country from falling into the hands of drug peddlers, global currier service provider, DHL- Liberia has been providing “safe haven” to smuggle illicit narcotic drugs into Liberia, a court indictment has declared.The government recently indicted four persons including two DHL-Liberia employees of the entity for their respective roles in the importation of 484.4 grams of heroin, valued as US$14,532. The substance was confiscated by officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) at the Broad Street offices of DHL in early July 2015.Although employees of the company were indicted, DHL itself is not among those to stand trial for multiple crimes, which include unlicensed importation of controlled drug substances, unlicensed sale, administration, trading, disposition, delivery, distribution, dispatch in transit, and transpiration of controlled drug or substance.Those named in the indictment include Comfort Weah, Charles Akaolisa and Uche Ude (Nigerian), as well as Gabriel Doe and Andrew Nah, both employees of the DHL.They are expected to appear before Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘C’ on Tuesday to answer to the indictment as to whether or not they are guilty of the commission of those crimes.In the indictment drawn-up by the Grand Jury for Montserrado, the government alleges that acting upon intelligence, a package bearing waybill number 5505590814, and containing the illegal drug, was brought from Kampala, Uganda, to Liberia through the DHL, addressed to Comfort Weah.The document further alleges that based on the intelligence, officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) quickly ran to the DHL office, where defendant Weah had gone to take delivery of her package.Unfortunately, the court records claimed, Comfort received a warning from some unknown callers that DEA officers were posted to apprehend her, and she fled the area. In the process, she left behind her hand bag that contained her identification card, which aided DEA officers to trace and arrest her on August 8, 2015 in the Jamaica Road Community on Bushrod Island. The indictment said, the package that came through DHL contained assorted hair accessories and the 484.4 grams of heroine in 28 packs of UV whitening crème with a market value of US$14,532.“Defendant Charles Akaolisa, with criminal mind to import the dangerous drug into Liberia, contacted Uche Ude so that the drug could be sent to his (Ude) fiancée, Comfort Weah, to minimize suspicion,” the court records said.“Ude encouraged and convinced defendant Weah to give her name and telephone number to have them placed on the package, which she did.“As for defendants Doe and Nah, who are employees of the DHL, they agreed and assisted Akaolisa to clear the dangerous substance, for which they charged Akaolisa US$1,000 to enable them to help defendant Weah to take custody of her package.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool: Jedinak’s stunner flattens lacklustre Liverpool

Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool: Jedinak’s stunner flattens lacklustre Liverpool

first_img1 Mile Jedinak’s stunning free-kick condemned Liverpool to their sixth Premier League defeat of the season, as Crystal Palace came from behind to win 3-1 at Selhurst Park.Liverpool made a lightning start when Rickie Lambert netted his first league goal of the campaign in the second minute of the match, but the hosts drew level with Dwight Gayle’s instinctive finish.And a pedestrian second half performance from Brendan Rodgers’ side was put to the sword by Palace, with Joe Ledley’s composed finish and Jedinak’s superb strike claiming the Eagles’ third league win of the campaign.A much-needed win for Neil Warnock’s side sends Palace two points clear of the relegation zone, while Liverpool’s third league defeat in a row means they remain in the bottom half.The visitors made the perfect start when Adam Lallana cleverly clipped the ball into the path of Lambert, who showed great composure inside the area, first chesting the ball under control before guiding a neat finish past Julian Speroni.But the home side were level 15 minutes later when Gayle’s quick reactions allowed the striker to poke the ball past Simon Mignolet after Yannick Bolasie’s thunderous attempt cannoned off the post.Palace, buoyed by their equaliser, began moving the ball with more purpose through the pace of Gayle, Bolasie and Jason Puncheon, posing a real threat to Liverpool’s fragile defence.And Bolasie then forced a fine diving stop from Mignolet, cutting in from the left before unleashing a swerving shot across the slippery surface.Liverpool probed forward with slick attacks but Lambert’s header and Steven Gerrard’s long-range effort failed to trouble Speroni.The home side made the stronger finish to the half with the energetic Bolasie involved once more. The 25-year-old led another swift counter-attack, cleverly combining with Puncheon before firing wide.And the winger then missed the chance to send his side ahead at the break, shooting over after Puncheon’s through ball.The second half failed to come to life in the early exchanges, with Liverpool lacklustre in possession and Palace lacking the same attacking thrust as before the interval.But a bright turn from Marouane Chamakh soon sparked appeals for a Palace penalty, though Javi Manquillo’s foul was deemed to be just outside the area by referee Jonathan Moss.Then, Puncheon’s in-swinging cross caused panic amongst the Reds’ defence, but the impressive Bolasie was unable to connect at the far post.In a see-saw period of the match, Glen Johnson’s low cross was scrambled clear but Puncheon’s slack pass ruled out any chance of a Palace breakaway.But the brilliant Bolasie created the decisive moment of the match, teeing up Ledley to put Palace in front.The winger superbly outsmarted Dejan Lovren down the right before pulling the ball back towards the Welshman who nonchalantly guided the ball through the legs of Mignolet.And Jedinak’s exquisite 30 yard free-kick sealed Liverpool’s fate ten minutes from time, drilling an unstoppable shot into the top corner to pile the pressure on Rodgers’ misfiring side. Crystal Palace celebrate Mile Jedinak’s goal last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH NOTES

LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH NOTES

first_imgLOCAL NOTES FOR LIFFORD CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRECreative WritingThese classes will begin on Wednesday 18th April and are almost fully booked. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre on 91 41773 for further information!Basic IrishClasses in basic/conversational Irish will begin in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre after Easter. Anyone interested in taking part, please contact 91 41773 for further information!Easter Fun Days: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th April, from 12-3p.mActivities Include: Bouncy Castle, Sumo Wrestling, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Egg Painting & Disco!Admission only €4 per day. Suitable for ages 4 – 13Places are limited and need to be booked in advance by Mon 30th MarchPhone 074 91 41773 or call into the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre Easter Sports Camp:Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April from 10 – 2Coaching & Training in: Hurling, Gaelic & SoccerAdmission only €20 with family concessions available! Advance booking required, phone 91 41773 or call into the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre!Sign Language: Are you interested in sign language? Here in the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre we are beginning classes which aim to build a better world for deaf people by improving sign language communication! If this is of interest to you contact 91 41773 or call into the centre for more information!LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH NOTES was last modified: March 15th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: LIFFORD CLONLEIGH NOTESlast_img read more

Sam Vokes believes pressure on Burnley has been lifted ahead of return ‘home’

Sam Vokes believes pressure on Burnley has been lifted ahead of return ‘home’

first_img1 Sam Vokes believes the pressure has been lifted at Burnley but wants a strong finish to the season as he prepares to return ‘home’.The striker helped the 14th-placed Clarets almost certainly guarantee Premier League survival by scoring twice in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with West Brom.That result leaves Sean Dyche’s men six points above the drop zone with two games remaining and their far superior goal difference over third-bottom Hull means Vokes can return to first club Bournemouth on Saturday without relegation worries.Despite the tension being eased, the Wales international has urged his team-mates to continue aiming high.“It’s important we keep our head in the game,” he told Burnley’s official website.“It will be nice to celebrate at the end of the season but for now it’s time to get the job done.“To hit that 40-point mark last weekend was a massive achievement. It was something we set out at the start of the season to achieve – survival.“To have done that almost with two games to go is a nice feeling. But although the pressure is off we have still got a job to do. We want to finish as high as we can.”In-form Vokes, who has scored three times in his last three games to take his tally to 10 for the season, began his career with Bournemouth having grown up 20 miles along the coast in Lymington.The 27-year-old managed 16 league goals in 54 appearances for the Cherries in League One before leaving for Wolves in 2008 after the south coast club were relegated following a 10-point deduction for entering administration. They began the following season in the fourth tier on minus 17 points due to further financial problems.Vokes is pleased his former team have recovered and is delighted to see Eddie Howe’s side playing in the top flight.“I have got a lot of friends and family down there and from the football side of it, it was a huge part of my career early on,” he added.“I did my youth team term down there and got my first professional contract.“When I left they had just been relegated from League One and were facing League Two with minus 17 points, so it was a club in crisis really.“To see them in the Premier League now is a huge achievement.“We are going down there looking to pick up three points and secure everything, so it’s a huge game for us.“But on a personal note it will be nice to play against Bournemouth in the Premier League.” Sam Vokes applauds the Burnley fans last_img read more

LaLiga club want to sign Newcastle midfielder as replacement for Arsenal target

LaLiga club want to sign Newcastle midfielder as replacement for Arsenal target

first_img moving on He is expected to leave St James’ Park while the summerwindow is open, and it looks almost certain that he will be heading back to his homeland. Merino made just 14 Premier League appearances last season targets Sevilla want Merino to replace Arsenal target Banega Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ three-way race REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest transfer news LIVING THE DREAM Sevilla have become the fourth Spanish club to target Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino ahead of a potential summer swoop.As has been previously reported, Athletic Bilbao, Real Betis and Real Sociedad all want to lure the former-Osasuna man back to Spain this summer. targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? And now El Diario Vasco has revealed that Sevilla have joined the race with the future of central midfielder Ever Banega currently unclear.Banega, the Argentina international, has been linked with a switch to Arsenal, to link up with former Sevilla manager Unai Emery. TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Merino, 22, only arrived on Tyneside from Borussia Dortmund a year ago, originally on loan before his transfer was made permanent, but he started just 14 Premier League games. 2 LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

BUNCRANA GAA CLUB WANTS YOUR VOTE TO ‘MAKE IT BETTER TOGETHER’

BUNCRANA GAA CLUB WANTS YOUR VOTE TO ‘MAKE IT BETTER TOGETHER’

first_imgBuncrana GAA urgently seeks your votes to help it win Better Together, a national online video competition.The club is hoping that the local community will rally behind it and give it the votes it needs to win the €1,000 top prize.Better Together is a nationwide campaign which aims to build support for hundreds of charities, community groups, clubs and associations across the country by encouraging the public to support these good causes and make a difference in their communities. “Anyone can vote for us no matter where they are in the world,” said club Chairman Paul McGonigle.“The video gives a short snapshot of the wider role the club plays in the local community, what it does make this place a better place for all of us to live in. I’d say a lot of people will be surprised at the range of things we’re involved in.”The club is the only entry from Inishowen and is hoping for votes from all over the peninsula and further afield too.“We’d really like people to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to get the message out there, to tell their friends and contacts about it and get online to vote. Hitting the ‘Like’ button on Facebook isn’t enough, people have to click the ‘Vote’ icon on the competition website,” said Paul. The video was made for the club by local companies Crana Communications and The Memory Factory.Harry Kerr of The Memory Factory said he was delighted to be involved and that it was his way of contributing something to the club.“It was a great experience for us to do this. We’re looking at developing this side of our business, promotional videos and corporate work, so it was a good exercise in that sense too.”Voting closes on November 22nd so time is running out fast. The club really appreciates your support and knows you won’t let it down!Here is the link to the club’s competition page: http://www.bettertogether.ie/video/buncrana-gaa-more-club-more-community BUNCRANA GAA CLUB WANTS YOUR VOTE TO ‘MAKE IT BETTER TOGETHER’ was last modified: November 10th, 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:Buncrana GAA Clublast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Western Illinois, 98-71

Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Western Illinois, 98-71

first_img HTML Box Score PDF Box Score Drake (2-0) and Western Illinois (1-1) renewed its longtime rivalry with the first meeting since 2007 between the former Gateway Conference members. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with an impressive 24-1 advantage. Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines MC22/ESPN3 Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) added 12 points and Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) had 10. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) just missed double figures with nine and eight points, respectively. Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) equaled her career-high with seven assists as the team had 32 on 40 field goals. The Bulldogs’ freshmen Maggie Negaard (Stevens Points, Wis.) and Allie Wooldridge (Center Point, Iowa) made their debuts Saturday. Negaard hit a three-pointer for her first career points while Wooldridge finished with seven points in just 12 minutes. She added two assists and two steals. Full Schedule Roster Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored 18 points in just 18 minutes off the bench. She pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for her second-straight double-double. Also, off the bench was Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) who added 13 points for her second consecutive double figure scoring game. The Bulldogs’ bench finished with 54 points. All 12 players who played each scored three or more points and logged at least nine minutes. For the second straight game, the second quarter was key for Drake, which led 22-15, after one quarter. However, the Bulldogs blew the game open with a 15-3 opening run and outscored the Leathernecks, 29-12, for a 51-27 halftime lead. They would lead by as many as 36 points the rest of the way. MACOMB, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed in a 98-71 win at Western Illinois Saturday afternoon at Western Hall. South Dakota 11/15/2018 – 6 p.m. Story Links Watch Live Drake hosts South Dakota Thursday, Nov. 15 in the team’s home opener. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the opener will be broadcast on ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SADNESS AS BODY OF FISHERMAN RECOVERED FROM WATER OFF KILLYBEGS

SADNESS AS BODY OF FISHERMAN RECOVERED FROM WATER OFF KILLYBEGS

first_imgGardaí have confirmed that the body of a fisherman has been recovered from the waters off Killybegs.The remains of the 56-year-old man was recovered by the Coast Guard volunteers shortly before midday at Killybegs harbour.It’s believed the dead man was a Spanish national who had been working on a fishing boat nearby. A post-mortem is to be carried out – however the death is not being treated as suspicious.His remains were taken to Letterkenny Hospital. SADNESS AS BODY OF FISHERMAN RECOVERED FROM WATER OFF KILLYBEGS was last modified: June 1st, 2015 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:bodycoast guardKillybegsSpanishlast_img read more