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The coach of the Netherlands, Ronald Koeman, confirmed in a meeting with the press after the draw of the League of Nations that Last January, representatives of the Blaugrana club contacted him to lead the club and he refused “because I have a commitment to the selection of my country.” Koeman has an escape clause with his selection to sign only for Barcelona, but it must be executed once the Eurocup of Nations finishes this summer. After the Spanish Super Cup played in Arabia, Barcelona representatives, with Éric Abidal and Òscar Grau at the head, went to Doha to try to convince Xavi Hernández, which declined the offer. Before the refusal they went to Koemana to see if they could advance the pre signing agreement, but the Dutch coach refused.We must remember that Abidal, in an interview in Sport denied having offered the position to Xavi Hernández ensuring that it was only a contact. We will have to wait to see what the culé technical secretary says about the offer to Koeman.Koeman was also asked about the role of Frenkie de Jong in Barcelona and stressed that “plays a lot in Barça, but he does it in a different position from the one he played in Ajax or in the National Team “.
A 17-year-old girl, along with a driver were killed, while another is seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling hit a culvert and landed in a trench at Zeeland, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara on Monday.Dead are Michael “Aubrey” Ross of Skeldon, Corentyne Berbice; the driver of the car; and Jennifer Park of Lot 25 Manchester Village, Corentyne, Berbice.The injured woman has been identified as 24-year-old Judy Park, the sister of the now dead teen while another occupant of the car, Kevin Madray escaped unhurt. Judy Park is presently receiving medical attention at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital.Based on reports received, the motorcar in which the four were travelling, was heading to Berbice from Georgetown when the driver attempted to overtake a low-bed vehicle transporting machinery but was forced to retreat after a vehicle was approaching in the opposite direction.However, as the driver attempted to retrieve from overtaking, the motorcar collided with the right side of the lorry, causing it to flip several times, crashed into the culvert and ended up in the trench where it submerged.The injured Judy Park was pulled from the wreckage. Ross and Jennifer Park remained submerged but by the time they were pulled from the car, they had already died. The duo was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital. Guyana Times was told that the now dead teenager was accepted to the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and was accompanied by her sister to see her get settled into her new accommodations.The car after it was pulled from the trenchWhen contacted, Ernest Park, father of the dead teen told this publication that his daughters left home on Monday morning to travel to CPCE but upon arriving at the institution, they were told that admission was rescheduled to another date.“Jennifer was supposed to be admitted to CPCE this morning (Monday) but when she turned up with all her personal belongings, they told her that they were not taking in anyone today (Monday),” the father added.Having all her luggage there and thinking about the hassle of travelling back with them when they are ready, the teenager reportedly asked a staff if she can at least secure some of her belongs but was told she could not leave anything on campus and that she will have to take them with her and return.The aggrieved father noted that he last spoke with his daughters at about 12:10h when they informed him of what transpired. At the same time, they told him that the same car that took them to Georgetown will collect them and take them back home.He received the dreaded news at about 14:00h. He recalled that his injured daughter, Judy Park, telephoned and informed him of the accident. “She told me that they were coming home when the car crashed into a bridge and ended up in a trench… Judy told me that she and a guy made it out of the car before it went under the water… By the time assistance came, Jennifer and Michael were dead,” he recalled.He further stated that his daughter is a former student of President’s College and was eagerly waiting to start her teaching career.Ross on the other hand, Guyana Times understands is a well-known driver in the area.This publication also leant that one of his brothers holds a senior position in the Guyana Police Force. Investigations into the accident are continuing. (Bhisham Mohamed)
After October put a halt to a four month run of below average precipitation in the Fort St. John area, it looks like November will be become the eighth month of this drought year, to finish with a below normal total.Unofficially through yesterday, we had recorded 14.9 millimeters, almost all of it from 14.2 centimeters of snow.However, the November norms are 28.5 millimeters of precipitation and 30.3 centimters of snow.- Advertisement -While the forecast suggests we could get a few flurries tonight and tomorrow morning, it’s not suggesting anything close, to the amounts needed to reach those average totals.So with October, March and May being the only above average precipitation months this year, it would appear we’ll head into December with an 11 month total, of less than 320 millimeters.That means the year-to-date total would be less than 75 percent of the norm, for that period, which is 440 millimeters. Advertisement
If you’re concerned about global warming but can’t afford a hybrid car, try changing the light bulbs in your home. The swirl-cone fluorescent bulbs, which use just a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs, are on the front line of environmental regulation as lawmakers see them as a relatively painless way to do something about greenhouse gas emissions. Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, has already proposed a ban on incandescent bulbs, while Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, has proposed a bill that would dramatically ratchet up energy efficiency over the next 13 years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home pollutes more than the average car. So if all American households changed five light bulbs to compact fluorescents, it would be equivalent to removing 8 million cars from the road. The reason, federal officials say, is that most of the nation’s electricity comes from coal-burning plants, which emit carbon dioxide as a byproduct. About 20 percent of electricity used in homes goes to lighting. So a switch to compact fluorescent bulbs, which use about a quarter of the energy of incandescent bulbs to generate the same amount of light, makes a difference. email@example.com (310) 543-6639 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Harman’s bill, which she announced on the liberal blog The Huffington Post, would require incandescent bulbs to meet today’s fluorescent standards of energy efficiency by 2012. By 2020, incandescents would have to be about 10 times more efficient than they are today. “We set standards for lots of things in this country. If we are serious about tackling global warming, we’re going to have to set more standards for energy efficiency.” Compact fluorescents generally cost $3 to $5 each, compared with as little as 50 cents for an incandescent bulb. But fluorescents last 10-15 times longer while also slashing energy costs, making them substantially more cost effective than incandescents. But critics note that fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, so they must either be recycled or taken to an electronic waste disposal site. Supporters of fluorescent technology note that mercury is released during the production of electricity from coal, which means the net effect of fluorescents on mercury pollution is still positive. Some homeowners dislike the quality of the light, which can feel a little colder than incandescent bulbs.
Man City 5 Liverpool 0 (September 9)Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane celebrates scoring against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFAfter two relatively low-key wins in their first three matches, this stunning demolition of Liverpool served as an early sign that City were a different proposition from the team that struggled to impose themselves the previous season.Liverpool were already trailing to Sergio Aguero’s predatory finish when the visitors had Sadio Mane sent off before half-time for a high challenge on Ederson.City made the most of their numerical advantage, adding a second before the break through Gabriel Jesus, who netted again after the interval.Leroy Sane struck twice late on to give City their biggest win over Liverpool since 1937 and hand Jurgen Klopp’s men their first defeat of the season.Chelsea 0 Man City 1 (September 30)Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored the match-winner against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on September 30, 2017 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISWhile City’s eye-catching style of play has had the purists purring, Pep Guardiola’s men also have a ruthless side that has served them well in their toughest tests.Facing champions Chelsea was a chance to send a message to their challengers and City were up to the task.They had scored 16 goals in their previous three league games but needed only one to move to the top of the table at Stamford Bridge.City were without Aguero, who had sustained a rib injury in a car crash, but Kevin De Bruyne made sure the Argentina striker wasn’t missed as he slammed in the winner in the 67th minute.De Bruyne’s long-range rocket foreshadowed a majestic campaign from the Belgian midfielder.Man City 3 Arsenal 1 (November 5)Sergio Aguero in action against Arsenal on November 5, 2017 © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISRecords were starting to tumble as City cut down their rivals one by one and Arsenal were no match for the runaway leaders.De Bruyne’s opener and an Aguero penalty put City in command and although Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for Arsenal, Jesus wrapped up the points from close-range.City had won nine consecutive league matches, a club record for a single season, to open up an eight-point lead at the top.“We cannot deny the last two months have been amazing,” Guardiola said. “We knew how important this game (was). The players gave an amazing performance.”Man Utd 1 Man City 2 (December 10)Manchester City celebrate victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFTaking a giant step towards the title at the expense of Manchester United was a sweet moment for City, whose mature performance at Old Trafford was the season’s signature moment.With United eight points adrift of the leaders before kick-off, City dominated from start to finish to leave their bitter rivals trailing in their wake.David Silva hooked home in the 42nd minute, only for United to level in first-half stoppage time through Marcus Rashford.City defender Nicolas Otamendi was the unlikely match-winner early in the second half.Guardiola’s side became the first team to win 14 successive English top-flight games in a single season, prompting United manager Jose Mourinho to concede the race was probably over before Christmas.Tottenham 1 Man City 3 (April 14)Jesus and Sterling got City back to winning ways at Wembley on Saturday to show why they are deserving champions. © AFP / Ben STANSALLAfter by a distance their worst week of the season as City blew the chance to seal the title on home soil against United and were dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals 5-1 on aggregate by Liverpool, they showed why they are champions by bouncing back against Spurs at Wembley.Tottenham hadn’t lost in the Premier League since the sides last met in December, but in truth were lucky to escape without a much more severe beating.Jesus and a Ilkay Gundogan penalty put City deservedly 2-0 up inside half an hour.But having surrendered leads to United and Liverpool in the previous seven days, the visitors could have stumbled once more when Christian Eriksen brought Spurs back into the game before the break.Instead, City imposed their will again in the second period as Raheem Sterling grabbed a third and was still angry at himself for missing a host of other opportunities to make the scoreline even more convincing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Same again: Vincent Kompany lifts the Premier League trophy in 2014LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday when closest challengers Manchester United stumbled to a shock 1-0 defeat to West Brom.Having swept to the title in dazzling style, here AFP Sport looks back at five matches that played a key role in City’s success this season:
On Sunday evening the An Grianan Sheep Shearing Association played host to the 2015 Grianan Queen contest and the official launch of the upcoming International, All Ireland and Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championships.Entertainment at this glitzy event was supplied by Smalltalk and the highlight of the evening, the Grianan Queen contest, saw seven of Inishowen’s finest young women representing local pubs and businesses vie for the 2015 title. After a series of gruelling interviews, the judges awarded the accolade to Burnfoot’s own Arlene Arbuckle who was representing the Frontier bar, Bridgend.Arlene, the new Grianan Queen, will now be tasked with presenting the trophies to some of the world’s top shearers in the most prestigious competitions in the Sheep Shearing event which takes place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May in the Grianan Estate, Burt.The organisers also took the opportunity to officially launch the Sheep Shearing Championships, a festival which promises to be Inishowen’s most memorable family entertainment event of the year.Visitors will be treated not only to a display of some of the world’s most impressive sheep shearing but to an array of family attractions including a fun fair, sheepdog trials, petting farm, gourmet food quarter including demonstrations by the inimitable Brian Mc Dermott, rural craft displays, traditional music and dancing, trade stands and a host of entertainment events too numerous to mention. Night time entertainment will be no less impressive with the one and only Mike Denver performing on Friday night, followed by the ever popular Jim Devine on Saturday night. A bar is available for each concert with dancing till late.In 2009, when this festival was last held in Burt, over 20,000 visitors made their way to the Grianan Estate from every art and part, both at home and abroad.This year’s event is even bigger and the Grianan Sheep Shearing Association is expecting it to be every bit as successful, raising the profile not only of the traditional art of sheep shearing but of the whole Inishowen peninsula, the jewel in Donegal’s crown.NEW QUEEN CROWNED AS INTERNATIONAL SHEEP SHEARING COMPETITION IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
What a great way to wake up on a Sunday Morning with a paddle long the coast from Dungloe Pier to Burtonport Harbour.The death on the poster above is wrong but the kayake event goes ahead this weekend!The Annual Sponsored Kayak from Dungloe Pier to Burtonport Harbour taking place on Sunday next, 22nd Sept, 2013 at 8.30am. All monies raised is in aid of Dungloe Hospital Patient Care FundThe event was rescheduled because of bad weather recently. Hope fully it will be all systems go this weekend! – This event is open to all age groups. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult– 2 Support boats will be in attendance on the day– Lifejackets must be worn by all participants– Own kayak essential – Leaving Dungloe pier at 8.30am sharp, if all participants could be at the pier for 8.15am to ensure we get away without delay– Approx time 1hour 20minsIf anyone is interested in taking part the please do not hesitate to contact Annette or Gerard on 0876448417/0877730727Please come and support this event either on the water or from the pier. SPONSORED KAYAK GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR SUNDAY was last modified: September 20th, 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:burtonportdungloeKAYAKE
DDTV: THESE are the shocking scenes once again at Letterkenny General Hospital this evening.Click play to watch Stephen Maguire’s report – and reaction from Cllr Gerry McMonagle. DDTV: VIDEO NEWS REPORT FROM LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL FLOODS was last modified: August 5th, 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:ddrvDDTVDonegal Daily Videovideo
Story Links Iowa State graduate Hillary Bor, a 2016 Olympian, looks to be a force in the men’s 3000 steeplechase after capturing the USA Outdoor title at Drake Stadium July 28. Kendricks is bidding to become just the second athlete ever to win two men’s pole vault World Championships, joining Sergey Bubka, who won six titles between 1983 and 1997. Kendricks set an American record of 19 feet 10 ½ inches at Drake Stadium during the USA Championships July 28 – the second-highest mark ever achieved outdoors in world history. Reese, who won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and captured Drake Relays titles in 2007 and 2013, will seek an unprecedented fifth career world title in the women’s long jump (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017). Looking at the athletes who competed at the 2019 Drake Relays and will vie for a World Championship is further evidence that Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, has built America’s Athletic Classic into one of the premier events for the world’s greatest track and field athletes and its fans. The Drake Relays women’s high jump field featured six athletes who will be performing in the World Championships including Inika McPherson, Team USA; Lavern Spencer, Saint Lucia; Erika Kinsey, Sweden and Marusa Cernjul from Slovenia. The most decorated athlete in World Championships history, Allyson Felix will likely see relay duty for Team USA’ women and will be looking to add to her record tally of 16 medals, 11 of them gold, in eight appearances. Felix ran in the 2006 Drake Relays. World Championship Schedule/Results Schweizer will compete in her first World Championships, running in the women’s 5000. “The Drake Relays has long been a showcase for athletic excellence and the fact that so many of the athletes you’ll see competing at the IAAF World Championships began their season on the Blue Oval just reinforces the Drake Relays’ reputation as one of the world’s finest track and field events,” Boldon said. “We are continuing to build upon that legacy to bring another lineup of the world’s best athletes to Central Iowa for the 111th Drake Relays.” Taylor won the men’s triple jump at the 2017 Drake Relays and is one of five gold medalists from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics who have competed at the Drake Relays and will represent Team USA at the World Championships. Thirty-three of athletes who performed in the 110th running of the Drake Relays this past April 24-27 will be at the World Championships. Kendricks, Jenn Suhr, and Ryan Crouser, who are current 2019 world leaders in their specialties, have competed at each of the past two Drake Relays. The 2019 IAAF World Championships will be broadcast and streamed with more than 60 hours of competition coverage from Doha, Qatar available in the U.S. on NBC, NBC Sports Network and Olympic Channel.Print Friendly Version Iowa Central Community College has three former runners who will performer in the World Championships including Adva Cohen who will represent Israel in the women’s 3000 steeplechase. Cohen set a Drake Relays record en route to winning the women’s steeplechase title in 2018 while running for Iowa Central. Four-time defending Drake Relays champ Sandi Morris should challenge Stefanidi and Suhr for the women’s pole vault title. She earned a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics as well as the 2017 World Championships. Houlihan clipped Simpson to win her second straight USA Outdoor title at Drake Stadium July 27. Houlihan was a significant force in 2018 internationally, running a personal best of 3:57.34, but this year she has opted only to compete domestically, although she remains a genuine threat. Stefanidi, from Greece, who earned the 2016 Olympic gold medal, is the reigning women’s World Outdoor champ in the women’s pole vault. She won the 2015 Drake Relays women’s invitational pole vault crown. Carter, who won the women’s invitational 400 hurdles at the 2019 Drake Relays, is back to defend her World Championships title in the women’s 400 hurdles. Dalilah Muhammad, who set a world record in the women’s 400 hurdles (52.20) at the Drake Stadium during the USA Championships July 28, also will compete at the World Championships. She placed second in the 400 hurdles at the 2016 and 2018 Drake Relays. DES MOINES, IOWA — Reigning World Champions Kori Carter, Sam Kendricks, Brittney Reese, Katerina Stefanidi and Christian Taylor headline a list of 61 Drake Relays alumni set to compete in the 17th IAAF World Championships that start this Friday, running through Oct. 6 in Doha, Qatar. The University of Iowa will be represented by Brittany Brown, an 11-time NCAA All-American from 2014-18, who won the 200 at the 2019 USA Championships; along with senior Laulauga Tausaga in the women’s discus – an event in which she captured the 2019 NCAA title. Her compatriot, Simpson, has proved an adept championship specialist having snared 2011 world gold and silver medals at both the 2013 and 2017, respectively. But 2018 Drake Relays champ Vashti Cunningham, the 2016 world indoor champion, ranks among the favorite in the women’s high jump. Other 2016 Olympic gold medalists on Team USA include Carter; Crouser, men’s shot put; Brianna McNeal, women’s 100 hurdles; and Matthew Centrowitz, men’s 1,500. Eleven Athletes With Iowa Ties PerformingThere are 11 athletes competing that have strong Iowa ties led by the women’s trio of three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson (Webster City), 2016 Olympian Shelby Houlihan (Sioux City) and former West Des Moines Dowling Catholic prep standout Karissa Schweizer. Renaud Lavillenie from France, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, will challenge Kendricks in the men’s pole vault. He won the 2014 Drake Relays invitational title. If that’s not enough Suhr, who won Drake Relays women’s pole vault titles in 2012 and 2018, captured the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. Kenny Bednarek, who opened eyes by winning the 2019 Drake Relays invitational men’s 200 while competing for Indian Hills Community College, could be a surprise in the sprints. He owns the fourth-fastest time in the world this year of 19.82 seconds. The 2019 Drake Relays women’s invitational 100 hurdles saw six of the eight athletes who competed advance to the World Championships. Leading that group is Relays winner Keni Harrison, the reigning world record holder in the event. Canada’s Phylicia George, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, Nia Ali from the U.S. and Cindy Ofili from Great Britain, who finished third through sixth, respectively, also will run in the World Championships along with Pedyra Seymour from the Bahamas who was disqualified at Drake because of a false start. List Of Relays Alums At World Championships This is the latest the World Championships has been held since the meet was created in 1983, and the latest global championship since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. Taylor, who won gold medals in the men’s triple jump at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, is seeking his fourth World Championships title with previous crowns in 2011, 2015 and 2017.
Exclusive: A young Donegal man who was kicked out of a taxi for speaking Irish says he has still not received an apology from the driver.Anthony Blair has still not received an apology.Glasgow cab-driver Alan McKinnion was suspended from driving for one month and ordered to go on a customer courtesy course as a result of the incident.But student teacher Anthony Blair, 20, from Gaoth Dobhair says he has still not received any contact from the driver or the cab company Hampden Cabs. Anthony said “I am glad he has been sent on a course to learn how to treat customers with respect but he has still not bothered to apologise to me.“We haven’t even heard from the taxi company so it means nothing to me,” said Anthony, who is studying at St Patrick’s College.Anthony his brother Joseph and two friends were in the cab at 1am after a night out when he began speaking Irish to his brother which is their first language.The brothers had travelled to Scotland to visit their grandmother Mary O’Donnell. However while on their night out driver Alan McKinnion told them to “stop speaking in that language” and that they should speak English when they were in Britain.The passengers objected and the driver said that if they didn’t like it then they could get out of the taxi which they did.Driver Alan McKinnion was banned from the road for a month after Glasgow City Council declared he had breached some conditions of is license.He was accused of offloading four passengers at the side of the road after they confronted him when he demanded they stop speaking Irish in his cab on December 19th last.A representative for Mr McKinnion said he had been driving for 19 years and said the incident was an “aberration.” Donegal man Anthony Blair said he was glad the case went ahead and that he hoped lessons had been learned.“It was a serious incident and you can call it racist. The Commonwealth Games are coming up in Scotland late this year and there will be people of all nationalities using taxis in Glasgow.“Does this mean that people can only speak English when they are using taxis or public transport. Hopefully the case has highlighted what is obviously still a problem for some people but will teach them that it is not acceptable in 2014,” he said.MAN KICKED OUT OF TAXI FOR SPEAKING IRISH HAS STILL NOT RECEIVED APOLOGY was last modified: March 6th, 2014 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:Alan McKinnionAnthony BlairdonegalGlasgowHampden Cabsirishtaxi-driver