‘This one is special’, says Bolt of 100m victory

first_img “It’s a special victory. Justin (Gatlin) has been going great throughout the season, I have been struggling, and for me to come here and it comes together at the right time like this, is a special thing,” said Bolt, after clocking 9.79 – the third-fastest time in a World 100m final – to beat Gatlin (USA), 9.80, and 20-year-olds Trayvon Bromell (USA) and AndrÈ De Grasse (Canada), who both clocked 9.92 to share the bronze medal. Asafa Powell, 10.00 was seventh. “I have been through a lot this season and a lot of people really counted me out, so for me to come here and win is a big deal,” added Bolt, who became the third man to win three World 100m titles. He now becomes the most successful man at the World Championships, with nine gold and two silver, as well as the man with the most gold medals at the championships. “If I want to continue my legacy, I had to win, so that was all the pressure I needed.” Richards continues to fly the flag as the island’s leading competitor in the field, taking his stocks even higher with a bronze-medal performance in the shot put, equalling his NR of 21.69 metres to finish behind Joe Kovacs (USA), 21.93m, and David Storl (Germany), 21.74m. Richards became the first Jamaican to win a medal in the event, following up on his success at the Commonwealth Games last year and the Pan American Games recently. All three Jamaicans are through to the men’s 400m, but it was McDonald who was most impressive. The MVP man clocked 43.93 – the same time as Saudi Arabia’s Yousef Masrahi as the two enter the next round with the fastest time. Peter Mathews, 44.69, posted a personal best to book his space after a fourth-place finish in his heat, with Javon Francis, 44.83, also booking his spot after a second-place job in his heat. Both Annsert Whyte and Leford Green failed to advance to the final of the men’s 400m hurdles. Whyte finished his semi-final in seventh place in 48.90, while Green took sixth place in his semi-final in 49.59. In the heats of the women’s 400m hurdles, medal favourite Kaliese Spencer, 55.03, and Janieve Russell, 55.09, won their heats. However, Shevon Stoddart clocked 56.60 for fifth and Ristananna Tracey clocked 57.60 for seventh place in her heat and were both eliminated. Fraser-Pryce is the huge favourite to retain her 100m title, and she enters today’s semi-final round as the joint fastest qualifier, along with American Torie Bowie, who, like her, clocked 10.88 in the heats. Veronica Campbell-Brown, 11.04, Natasha Morrison, 11.08, and Sherone Simpson, 11.22, will all join her in the semi-finals. Tuesday morning’s session (Monday night) will see the running of the semi-finals of the women’s 400m, with Damar Forbes expected to line up in the long jump and Usain Bolt leading the team of Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, and Julian Forte in the heats of the men’s 200m. BEIJING, China: He saved his 100 metres world title, he saved his legacy, and perhaps he even saved track and field. Usain Bolt’s 100m gold- medal run highlighted a hugely productive day for Jamaica at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with O’Dayne Richards capturing a historic bronze in the shot put event and Rusheen McDonald dropping a 43.96 bomb in 400-metre qualifying to batter the old national record. But with sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eager to strap on her jet pack, with the women’s 100m semi-finals and final on today’s schedule; and a pair of Jamaicans lining up in the women’s triple jump medal round, the island’s two-medal tally looks likely to increase by the end of today’s action. It was almost as if everyone had stepped inside a time warp and it was the 2008 Olympic Games again. The Bird’s Nest sure felt like home for the Jamaicans yesterday. Jamaican flags waved vigorously from the stands; Bob Marley tunes flowed from the loud speakers; and locals, young and old, sported their Jamaican garb. Bolt, far from his best throughout the season, described the win as one of his most “special” yet given the issues he has had to overcome this year. great timing Most impressivelast_img read more

La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comBen Mbala may have missed La Salle’s win over Far Eastern University on Sunday, but the reigning UAAP MVP is still flexing his muscles in a different basketball stage.The 22-year-old Mbala is leading his home country Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket in Tunisia.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala is leading the way for Cameroon, which advanced to the quarterfinals. The 6-foot-7  Mbala is averaging 18.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.In his last outing, Mbala posted 16 points and 15 rebounds in an 81-77 victory over Rwanda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 22-year-old Mbala and the rest of the team face a tall order in the quarterfinals as they take on reigning champion Nigeria on Thursday. Slaughter shrugs off matchup with Fajardo: ‘It’s team-on-team’ MOST READ 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 Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground View commentslast_img read more

Regional delegates contemplate legal aid in civil, commercial matters

first_imgThe opportunity to recover cost in civil and commercial matters is especially useful in the Guyana context as the Caribbean region contemplates the evidence and access to justice convention.Delegates during the second day session of the Hague Conference on Private International LawAs the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) wrapped-up at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown on Friday, delegates from within the Caribbean were considering the aspect of legal aid that is afforded under the Convention.Head of the International Legal Cooperation in civil matters at the Ministry of Justice of Brazil, Sâmia Cristine Farias de Albuquerque presented to the conference how the Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions was implemented in Brazil.Justice Farias de Albuquerque pointed out that in Brazil, the Ministry of Justice in her country is the Central Authority for the conventions in both civil and criminal matters and other bases of reciprocity.Brazil has had some difficulty in implementing the convention as the language was a major barrier, coupled with uncertainty of the foreign country assigning the same level of access of justice to its nationals, Justice Farias de Albuquerque noted.“In Brazil everybody can access the justice system with a public defence if you don’t have the money to pay for a lawyer. Anyone, you can be a Brazilian or you can be a foreigner resident or non-resident,” Justice Farias de Albuquerque said in her presentation.This provision is provided even in civil matters, she noted. Further, Justice Farias de Albuquerque pointed out that the convention makes provisions for reimbursements to the states that are requesting evidence under the convention.The revelation that Brazil most times provides legal aid to persons who access this convention, sparked discussion between legal practitioners at the conference from mostly Caribbean states.Local mediator and Attorney Teni Housty remarked on the opportunities available for legal aid in this regard. “In the context of legal aid itself and access to justice, in Guyana, legal aid is based on an economic threshold for the applicant… the opportunity to recover cost is actually a useful one that can be pursued and particularly pursued in an emerging Guyanese context.”Guyana makes provision for access to legal aid in most criminal matters and in civil matters, aid is provided in divorce cases. There are similar provisions in at least five other Caribbean states represented at the conference.Jamaican Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte noted that Jamaica’s small economy would make providing legal aid in civil and commercial matters expensive.Echoing Forte’s sentiments, Belizean Supreme Court Judge Shona Griffith said, “We struggle to provide the criminal legal aid so I don’t know how it would be possible for civil legal aid.”However, Turks and Caicos Islands Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale pointed out that the island states do offer legal aid in some civil matters, one being divorce. “But the State is competent to claw it back once the case is settled from the money that you’ve received. So if we helped you, we claw back all or some of it at the end of the day if you succeed,” Ramsay-Hale explained.Latin American Representative of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), Ignacio Goicoechea pointed out to the delegates the Evidence and Access to Justice Convention is purposed to eliminate discrimination between non-residents and non-nationals. Further, the convention does not require any implementation of mechanisms for legal aid.Citing article one of the convention, Goicoechea told the delegates that nationals, “shall be entitled to legal aid for court proceedings in civil and commercial matters in each contracting state on the same conditions as if they themselves were nationals or habitual residents in that state.”Further, “The only commitment that a state would assume in regard to chapter one which is legal aid is not to discriminate for residents or nationality,” Justice Goicoechea explained.This means that states which cannot afford legal aid in civil and commercial matters, would benefit from non-discrimination abroad or against their nationals. The states which sign onto this convention are under no obligation to change their systems with regards to legal aid.last_img read more

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Teacher finds student with grenade in school

first_imgClasses at the Timehri Primary School on the East Bank of Demerara were abruptly suspended on Monday afternoon after a grenade was found in the possession of a Grade Five pupil.Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that a teacher noticed the child playing with the explosive device, which she subsequently inspected and concluded tentatively was indeed a “real” grenade.She, nevertheless, had doubts and as such, took the device to the head teacher of the school who thought that it was a toy grenade. Not satisfied with the opinion of the head teacher, the teacher went to another colleague, who after examining the item was similarly convinced that it was a genuine grenade, given its weight and appearance.Timehri Primary SchoolThis prompted the teacher in question to contact the Police, who confirmed that the “toy” grenade was, in fact, real. This caused pandemonium in the school, and the children were seen rushing out of the building. A source told this publication that the child who was playing with the explosive device was taken to the Timehri Police Station and his relatives were contacted.Up to late Monday afternoon, the head teacher and the parents, along with the child, were being questioned. Attempts to make contact with an education official proved futile. Calls to Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine’s phone went unanswered.Also, attempts to contact Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum proved futile. When contacted, ranks at the Timehri Police Station told Guyana Times that they could not divulge any information on the find.last_img read more


first_imgPearls and Lace, Donegal’s Newest Bridal Boutique has won ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Wedding Journal Awards. The Wedding Journal Reader Awards are firmly established as the leading awards for the wedding industry. Over 170 of Ireland’s finest wedding businesses and suppliers attended the Wedding Journal Reader Awards Gala Dinner in the Gibson Hotel Dublin on 27th May to discover who the readers of Wedding Journal had voted the best in their class! The owner, Carole Boyd told Donegal Daily, ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have won such a prestigous award, especially so soon after opening.“We hadn’t expected to win, so hearing our name called at the awards ceremony was just fantastic and we’ve been overwhelmed since with the good wishes of our customers and the locality.It’s been a fantastic acheivement for us’. A spokesperson for The Wedding Journal said, ‘The standard of bridal businesses increases year on year and we at Wedding Journal are always blown away by the calibre of products and services being offered to couples across the country’.Carole concluded, ‘We would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to our brides, our team and our friends and family who have helped make this happen’.Pearls and Lace Bridal Boutique which is located just outside Donegal Town, opened just before Christmas 2014.The boutique which specialises in wedding dresses, bridesmaids and a huge selection of Bridal Accessories has become a must visit for brides to be on their wedding planning journey!For more information and updates visit their website www.pearlsandlace.ie, follow them on facebook, give the girls a call on 074 97 23341 or pop into the store!DONEGAL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD was last modified: June 10th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgThe McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating the launch of their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers!The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift. Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been.If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own. If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday!https://www.facebook.com/thecounterdeliireland WIN A FANTASTIC FREE XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: November 27th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesFree HampernewsThe Counter DeliXmaslast_img read more

Spurs boss Pochettino turns into Cantona with bizarre claim about cows

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Mauricio Pochettino offered up a bizarre ‘cows and trains’ analogy ahead of Tottenham’s trip to Inter Milan.The Spurs boss was asked if he was feeling confident heading into the Champions League campaign and evoked memories of Eric Cantona’s famous speech about seagulls in 1995 with his response. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move silverware 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal possible standings Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t making much sense ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Inter Milan REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “But we need to work harder and be more competitive and improve. The last two defeats are so good but it is a wake-up call and we have to try and improve and we have time. It is only the start of the season.“We have to show our best and show we deserve to be a contender. We need to be consistent to be a contender.“It is important for them to see the reality if they are going to improve. And if we are going to be a contender then we need to improve a lot. A lot. If not we will be a good team, we will win some and lose some, but a contender is different.“In my mind if you want to be a contender you need to show much, much more. We won three games in a row and after went to Watford and Liverpool and were not capable to win, it is difficult to be considered a contender.”Spurs travelled to Milan without injured trio Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko, while Pochettino has also chosen to surprisingly leave Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld in London.On the pair’s omission, the Argentinian said: “It’s a technical decision. What does it mean? It’s a technical decision. You can look it up, find it in the dictionary. A technical decision. Tactical is on the pitch. “Yeah, maybe tactical is outside of the pitch too. But it’s technical decision, tactical decision, it’s a decision in the end.“You cannot bring 25 players. You can only play 11 players with seven on the bench. That is the reason.“You are clever enough to try to understand. This is my fifth season, I never punish players because you win or lose.“It’s the plan. The plan is keep them (in London) and use different players to play tomorrow.“There’s nothing behind the decision. It’s only that we’re going to play with different players tomorrow.“Like when you play with Toby or Kieran, it’s another player out. The best position is to play with different players.” Tottenham have lost successive matches 2-1 impact Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY REVEALED ADVICE Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Pochettino said: “Experience is experience but you need to apply it, plus the hunger, plus the motivation, plus being clever. If you are not clever it is not going to help you in the future.“It is like a cow that for every single day for 10 years doesn’t see the train cross at the same time and if you ask the cow what time the train is going to come, he is not going to have the right answer.“Football is the same, motivation, circumstance, many things in football are so important. If you show the same hunger, same motivation, if you fight in the right way, there are many things that can keep you in the same way as the experience.”Pochettino went on to insist his side cannot currently be considered realistic contenders for the Champions League – or any other competition – this season.Spurs have lost their last two Premier League games, to Watford and Liverpool, and the Argentinian says they must improve considerably to challenge for major honours.He said: “We are not realistic contenders in any single competition, that is my view.“If we show the same face as against Watford, it’s impossible to be a contender. If we show the face (we showed against) Liverpool, it will be so difficult.“If we show some of what we did against Manchester United then maybe yes. I explained after Old Trafford it was difficult to keep the feet on the grass and believe that the job was done. 2last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: THE Force 10 storm which could cause havoc later today is now just 20 miles off the Donegal coast, forecasters say.The storm is expected to increase significantly around 3am and continue for at least 12 hours, with the worst expected late morning and into the early afternoon.Donegaldaily will have an update at 6am. BREAKING NEWS: STORM STARTS OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: May 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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


first_imgA DUP politician from the North today launched a scathing attack on wind farms – saying the people of Ireland don’t want them.MLA Jim Wells was speaking at the meeting of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly which is in session at LYIT in Letterkenny today.A number of executives from wind farm companies from Ireland and Britain have addressed parliamentarians from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, the Isle of Man and Jersey. The meeting – chaired by Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh – will continue tomorrow.Having listened to the wind farm companies, Mr Wells described them as ‘monstrosities.’He said the people of Ireland, north and south, don’t want them.The Assembly member said they had destroyed the countryside in his South Down constituency. He also said the idea there was no carbon footprint from wind farms was wrong because one was produced during their manufacture.“There’s also a perception that because of opposition to wind farms in Britain, that the problem is being exported to Ireland,” said Mr Wells.The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to address the 46th Plenary Session of the Assembly this afternoon.There is a large Garda presence in and around Letterkenny today.Protestors are due to arrive at the LYIT at 2.30pm. BRITISH-IRISH ASSEMBLY: DUP POLITICIAN LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON WIND FARMS was last modified: March 4th, 2013 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:BRITISH-IRISH ASSEMBLY: DUP POLITICIAN LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON WIND FARMSlast_img read more