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Aust keep unbeaten record in ITTF Oceania championships

first_imgFollowing on from wins against New Caledonia and New Zealand, the Australian men’s trio of Luke Cosgriff, Rohan Dhooria and Erny Tsao recorded 5-0 victories over Tahiti and Tuvalu, either side of a 3-2 success at the expense of Kiribati/Vanuatu.  The women’s team, comprising Madeline Goodsell, Peng Kaii and Sarah Tan, saw off the challenge of New Caledonia and New Zealand and made it four wins out of four after overcoming both Fiji and French Polynesia 5-0. New Zealand finished second in both the men’s and women’s team groups and will meet Australia in today’s gold medal matches. The Kiwis’ only defeats came against Australia. Tomorrow’s action is due to see the men’s singles competitors take to the tables for the first time as Oceania’s best players battle for berths at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The top 20 players have been split into four pools of five for the round-robin preliminary matches. Australian number one David Powell is the top seed in group one, while compatriot Wade Townsend is in group two where his biggest threat will most likely be New Zealand’s Tengteng Liu. The man to beat in group three will be Australia’s Chris Xin Yan, whose team-mates Hu Hemming and Kane Townsend are both in group four. The women’s singles competition is due to start on Wednesday (March 23) with Australia’s Jian Fang Lay, Sally Zhang, Zhenhua Dederko and Melissa Tapper the number one seeds in the four groups. Tapper is aiming to become the first Australian to appear at both the Paralympics and Olympic Games. The 25-year-old appeared in the Paralympics at London 2012 and narrowly missed out on a bronze medal, losing in the third/fourth place play-off to China’s Lei Fan in the class 10 women’s singles. Tapper has Erb’s palsy, which has caused paralysis in her right arm, but is still ranked third among able-bodied players in Australia.last_img read more

FIFA president mourns James’ passing

first_imgFIFA president Gianni Infantino has joined the local football fraternity and general public in mourning the tragic passing of St George’s College schoolboy footballer Dominic James.The Jamaica Football Federation’s South Central Confederation Chairman Michael Ricketts, while speaking at James’ memorial service on Saturday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, relayed Infantino expression of condolences at the youngster’s death.”President Infantino, who, from as far away as Switzerland, was moved by the news and reality of Dominic’s passing,” the long-time JFF official outlined.He was speaking on behalf of JFF President Captain Horace Burrell, who was not well and unable to attend.”In memory of Dominic James,” read the FIFA boss’ letter.”Dear President Burrell, please accept my deepest condolences on hearing that Dominic James, a student and captain, has passed away at just 18. Dominic left us too soon and we here at FIFA are truly sorry to hear of his passing.”DEEPEST CONDOLENCES”On behalf of members of the international football community, I should be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”We hope that in some way our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace in this time of sadness.President, FIFA.”Ricketts noted that the letter was received last week from FIFA.James, who was born on September 26, 1997, was an endearing Manchester United fan, and dedicated footballer from as early as his formative prep-school years.He attended Jamaica College (JC) and then left for St George’s last year, where he won his second FLOW Super Cup.Owing to him winning successive FLOW Super Cup titles, an MVP award will be named in James’ honour.He wanted to become a professional football player.James died after being rushed to hospital following his collapse during a Manning Cup match against Excelsior High on September 20 at the Stadium East field.Ricketts’ tribute also paid respect to Dominic’s parents David and Denese James, members of the extended James’ family and members of the St George’s College fraternity.James, who was also very successful academically and had attained impressive passes in his external examinations, was hailed as a model student.on Saturday. “How could we not celebrate positively, a life which achieved such enviable academic and sporting excellence.”last_img read more

Jazz try to slow Harden in Game 2 after Game 1 rout

first_imgLATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cruz positive F2 Logistics can pull off another PSL finals comeback View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “There’s no answer. He’s seen it all,” D’Antoni said. “Now, he might play bad and that’s because he’s human. But there’s nothing that you can conceivably come up with that can stop one of the best offensive players ever.”Harden led the NBA in scoring in the regular season by averaging a career-high 30.4 points a game and ranks second behind LeBron James this postseason with 31 points a game.Houston’s Trevor Ariza, a player known for his defense, has the task of guarding Mitchell in this series. He was asked what he would try if he had to guard Harden. There was a long pause before Ariza let out a loud sigh and said with a laugh: “I’d figure out a way to slow him down.”But the veteran is happy to be playing with Harden and not against him.“I’m glad I don’t have that problem right now,” he said. “I wouldn’t tell them what I think. I would let them try to figure it out on their own.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The top-seeded Rockets expect to see a different team than they did in Game 1 after the Jazz had only about 36 hours between the end of Game 6 against the Thunder and the start of this series.“I think a couple days’ rest will help them and we’ll get the best they’ve got,” D’Antoni said.The Jazz refused to use fatigue as an excuse for their poor performance in Game 1, but they did admit that they were feeling better about this game with a little bit of rest. Mitchell said having two days to break down film and work on their game plan has also been beneficial.Despite trailing by double digits for most of Sunday’s game, the Jazz don’t seemed daunted or discouraged entering Game 2.“A lot of people have been hitting me up saying: “Try to keep your head up. It’s only Game 1,’” Mitchell said. “And my head was never down. I don’t think any of our heads were ever down. It’s just one game out of a long series … I think being down 0-1 last series and seeing how we came back and responded definitely gives you a sense of more hope than if this would have been the opening round.”The Jazz will try and even the series without starting point guard Ricky Rubio, who sat out Game 1 and is out indefinitely with a strained left hamstring. The Rockets believe Rubio’s absence changed things for Mitchell. He scored a playoff-high 38 points in Game 6 to lead Utah to the win before scoring 21, which were his fewest of the postseason, on Sunday.“It makes Donovan handle the ball more than they would like,” Ariza said of Rubio’s injury. “He’s their dominant scorer at this point so when he has to handle the ball and get everybody involved in the game it kind of takes away from him scoring the ball all the time or being aggressive all the time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He is a (heck) of a player so it’s going to be tough, but we feel like we can just try to make it a bit tough on him for the whole (time) he’s out there,” Utah’s Joe Ingles said.Harden made seven 3-pointers in Game 1, leaving the Jazz focused on limiting him from long range.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 crown“Just make him a driver,” rookie Donovan Mitchell said. “He loves getting back to that 3. They got comfortable in the first half and they went up 30. So just being able to make them uncomfortable and not let them dictate what we do on defense. Make sure we dictate what they do.”Coach Mike D’Antoni isn’t concerned about anything that the Jazz might throw at Harden on Wednesday and believes the only thing that can keep Harden from a big game is, well, Harden. Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) talks to guard James Harden during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — No one on the Utah Jazz is using the word “stop” when referring to what they’ll try to do to James Harden in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night after the Houston Rockets’ star scored 41 points in a Game 1 rout.They’re simply searching for ways to slow him down a bit after he’s averaged almost 36 points a game in five meetings this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Coconut thief on $5000 bail

first_imgStanleytown, West Bank Demerara resident Carol Bernard was annoyed when a truss of coconuts from one of the trees in her yard was stolen on March 10, 2018. The frustrated woman reported the matter and School Street, Stanleytown resident Kevin Delph was later arrested on allegations that he committed the crime.However, when the 18-year-old defendant appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court last week, he denied the larceny allegation and was released on $5000 bail by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool.Delph who works as a mason will make his next court appearance on June 14.last_img

Venezuela calls for diplomatic talks to resume

first_imgGuyana/Venezuela controversyNow that Guyana has taken a historic step in filing an application at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), requesting that it confirms the legal validity and binding effect of the 1899 Arbitral Award on the boundary with neighbouring Venezuela, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is calling for diplomatic talks to resume.Venezuela does not consider the ICJ’s resolutions to be binding. It prefers instead to follow guidelines established in the Geneva Agreement of 1966, wherein it is stated that the dispute should be “solved amicably in a way that’s acceptable for both parties.”According to the Venezuela Foreign Ministry, the Venezuela Government has officially proposed to the Guyana Government the re-establishment of diplomatic contacts that “allow for a practical and satisfying solution of the controversy.”However, Venezuela’s request comes months after the Good Offices Process came to an end. In fact, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on January 30, that meaningful progress in the controversy was not reached, and that is why the ICJ was chosen as the means to be used for the resolution.Guyana has repeatedly argued that Venezuela had, for several decades, recognised the award and boundary. In its application to the Court, Guyana highlighted that Venezuela had, for more than 60 years, consistently recognized and respected the validity and binding force of the 1899 Award.However, Guyana noted that Venezuela changed its mind in 1962, as Britain was preparing to grant Guyana independence. Venezuela changed its position formally in 1962, as the United Kingdom was making final preparations for the independence of British Guiana.Government’s top legal adviser in the case, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has said that Venezuela had filibustered and tried to avoid the day when the matter would be sent to the ICJ. “But the day has come, and the application (petition) is in train. When that is done, the case is in the hands of the ICJ,” he explained.The former Commonwealth Secretary General has said it is for Guyana and its Government to establish to the world what has always been the case, which is why this country is sticking by the agreement that was signed.The UN Secretary General’s authority to choose the ICJ as the means for resolving the controversy is rooted in the Geneva Agreement of 1966, negotiated just before Guyana attained independence.last_img read more

Hull City face UEFA investigation over financial fair play

first_img1 Hull are under investigation by UEFA for possible breaches of financial fair play rules, it has been announced.The Tigers, who played in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League after finishing as runners-up in the FA Cup final, are among several new clubs who have had formal investigations into their finances opened by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB).The clubs involved will have to submit further information to the CFCB but face no immediate sanctions.In October, Liverpool were one of seven clubs who were absent from European competition last year who had investigations for possible financial fair play (FFP) breaches opened against them.UEFA’s rules dictate that losses must be restricted to £35.4m over a two-year window.Liverpool joined Monaco, Roma, Besiktas, Inter Milan, Krasnodar and Sporting Lisbon in being subjected to investigations relating to “potential break-even breaches” though the Reds are thought to be confident they will avoid any penalties.Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain were the clubs hit hardest by UEFA last season for breaching FFP rules – they were each fined £49m and handed restrictions on transfer spending and a reduction in Champions League squad size.City announced their financial results for last season earlier this week and are confident they will only have to pay £16million of the £49million fine after cutting their losses. Hull City last_img read more

Bielsa admits Leeds spied on all opponents this season

first_imgBut the match was overshadowed by Bielsa’s admission he sent a club employee to spy on Derby’s training session a day before the game.In a statement, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani apologised on Saturday for the incident, which is now the subject of a Football Association investigation.Bielsa called an impromptu press conference on Wednesday, sparking rumours he could sensationally resign as he has in shock fashion at Lazio and Marseille in the past.However, the former Argentina manager instead offered up more information on how he scouts the opposition in what he claimed is a bid to help the FA’s investigation.“I observed all the rivals we played against. We watched all the training sessions before we played them,” said Bielsa.“My goal is to make this easier for the investigation. By doing this I assume the possible sanctions by the authorities.”– Bielsa ‘has to adapt’ –Derby manager Frank Lampard questioned Bielsa’s sportsmanship and refuted the excuse of cultural differences with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino insisting the practice is normal in Argentina.But Bielsa was adamant what he has done is not illegal.“As Frank Lampard said, he doesn’t believe that I didn’t have bad intentions. He believes I violated the fair play spirit. I have to adapt to the rules linked to the habits of English football,” added Bielsa.“I did not try to get an unfair sporting advantage. But I did it because it was not illegal or violating specific laws.”Lampard, speaking ahead of Derby’s FA Cup tie at Southampton on Wednesday, refused to get drawn into the row again.“I made quite a few comments earlier in the week about it,” he told the BBC.“I haven’t seen the latest press conference but have been told about it in general terms. It is one to comment on, or not, when I know more about it.”Former England striker Alan Shearer was more critical, saying: “I don’t think it is anything new but it is definitely wrong. “When you go away into European games and you train at the stadium the night before, you are almost certain that there is someone from the opposition watching.“But you can’t go into someone’s private training ground when you are not invited, and then take information from that.”Supported by his coaching staff, Bielsa then talked journalists through his preparation for matches with four hours dedicated to analysing every game the opposition has played this season.Famed for an attacking, high-pressing style of football that has won admirers during spells coaching in Argentina, Chile, Spain and France, Bielsa has rejuvenated Leeds’ fortunes and is on the brink of bringing the club back to the Premier League for the first time in 15 years.His coaching style has also proved to be an inspiration for the likes of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, Pochettino and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who has described Bielsa as the best coach on the planet.“I think he’s the best because I always try to listen to what the players say about their manager. It’s the real truth,” Guardiola said this week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marcelo Bielsa admitted that Leeds United have spied on all their opponents this season © AFP/File / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGENLondon, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Leeds United’s iconic Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted on Wednesday he has spied on training sessions of all the Yorkshire side’s opponents this season, adding more fuel to the debate over the tactic.Bielsa’s side are four points clear at the top of the Championship, England football’s second tier, after beating Derby County 2-0 on Friday.last_img read more

‘Horribly overrated and miles off the pace’ – Reaction to Wilshere’s performance

first_img Jack Wilshere in action against Turkey 1 Jack Wilshere started just one Premier League game this season, but he was named in Roy Hodgson’s starting XI for England first pre-Euro 2016 friendly.The Three Lions took on Turkey at the Etihad Stadium, and they claimed a victory despite a less than convincing performance.Wilshere lasted 66 minutes of the game before being taken off for Jordan Henderson, after a performance which did little to inspire confidence in his talents.The Arsenal man managed just one shot, completed only a single dribble and played two key passes in a display which lacked either offensive or defensive focus.His poor performance was picked up on by the watching supporters, who shared their view on the 24-year-old on social media…last_img

DDTV: DONEGAL REVISITED – FILLING THE FOUR PENNY SEATS!

first_imgThis short film was made in 1985 in Dunfanaghy by RTE 1. Cannon Thomas Doherty, who lived in the Dunfanaghy Parish at the time, had recorded many pieces of history in Donegal and all over Ireland. RTE 1 asked Cannon Doherty if they could come up to donegal and put together all his film work and make a story out of it and he happily agreed. This is the video they made together and named it, Filling the Four Penny Seats.Put on the kettle and simply click on the video to play.DDTV: DONEGAL REVISITED – FILLING THE FOUR PENNY SEATS! was last modified: November 24th, 2015 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:Cannon Thomas DohertydonegalDunfanaghyfour penny seatslast_img read more

DD Motoring: A story of pictures with Brian McDaid

first_imgFifty-one years later plus one hour, my print finally arrives. That was no fault of our local photo lab, Magee’s Chemist, by the way. It is now the second generation of the McCormack family and might even be called McGee since the first roll of AGFA film was left in for developing.A Kodak wallet from Magee’s when it was called McGeein the days before the Late Jim McCormack took over the chemist and photo lab. Photo Brian McDaid. In 1968, It cost two shillings to develop the roll back then and a note back with the negatives to say some of the photos didn’t come out.  Advertisement The old AGFA Box camera that captured the pictures at one-fiftieth of a second in those days and was only able to get seven exposures on a full roll of 120 Agfa film, but must of malfunctioned resulting with only five and a half prints coming back with the film with a note from the developer that final exposure was not suitable for first quality printing.The final exposure was that of the photographer who handed the camera over so they could be included in one picture with their family.Mary Ellen McDaid with her four boys including Brian, Nelius, Cathal and Peadar in a photo that never was printed 51 years ago when it was taken. Photo By Fred Mc Daid.Some 40 years later and after the death of my uncle Fr. Mark Coyle, I was asked if I wanted a box of old army photos that he had from his years he served there. For the most part, I know very few faces in this box of photographs. My only connection was that I knew the person that stood behind the camera lens to capture these images.  Advertisement He was part of the 62th Battalion of the Irish Army who went on peacekeeping duties to Lebanon in the 70s and 80s. He was the battalion’s Chaplin. I took the box and after taking a look through all the packets of photos developed in photo labs all over the Lebanon and Ireland I soon realised that these photos were all missing something – the voice of the person that took them, my uncle the late Fr. Mark Coyle.  He could have told me the story behind each of these images as only he could do so well. In through them pictured was a sprinkling of photos of his own family, which must have travelled everywhere with him. Wind the clock on ten years to last weekend to a student who has spent his last three years in college in Galway and who was the wane in our family and complained on his weekend home that our sitting room, which was getting a fresh coat of paint, had everyone’s photo up on the wall but himself.  With a photographer in the house, the blame was placed the square in my lap. Armed with an old box of photographs printed in the film days were dusted down and soon a the prodigal son’s photos were located and a few were selected to go on the wall and peace was restored.Browsing through this box, I notice a red photo folder and looking inside just and empty but in the front was a sealed section I could see the corner of a negative where the paper had started to tear. Knowing that these were not my negatives I figured they must have ended up in our box of negatives instead of the box of Fr. Mark’s army negatives.  Opening the front, I found an old colour negative with a note from a photo lab stating: “These prints have being made by special request from negatives not suitable for first quality printing.”A note form the photo lab with news that some of the photos didn’t come out. Photo Brian McDaid.As soon as I put the negatives up to the light I could see the image of my mother waving out at me. The was two reasons that I instantly knew this was my mother on this negative. Firstly I can still remember the day this photo was taken at the back of our home in Wolfe Tone Place as I was in this picture with my three younger brothers, Neilus, Cathal and Peadar. The second reason was that we always had the four small photos in our house that were taken in the snow back in 1968 at that same time.  To put this photo in perspective, there was never a photo of my mother with her children in it to this negative turned up at the weekend.As I gazed through the underexposed negative late on Saturday evening the clocks were going back one hour but my heart was going back decades.Over the last 51 years, I have often wondered if this memory in my mind of this image of us all sitting on a sleigh at the back of our house happened at all or was it created in my mind to match the photos we already had. On that day, I can remember my mother handing the camera to my father and them swapping for a photo with the wanes out in the snow. And now because Fr. Mark had these negatives the camera quite possibly could have been his and my mother got a loan of it to get photos of us in the snow.We always had just the four small prints from that time in the snow, one of a group of us out at a big snowman we made in the green. In it, was my father and three brothers Neilus, Cathal and Peadar, my three cousins Paddy, Brendan (Herbie) and Josephine McDaid and my next-door neighbour Trevor Tease, he’s the one with the snowball sticking on top of his hat. And in another one, we are sitting on the sleigh and one taken at the front door with Neilus showing off his new bike with a bell flashy hub caps and red wheels. Style council at the from door of 27 Wolfe Tone Place all posing for their photo. Pictures By Mary Ellen McDaid.On Sunday morning I turned the scanner up full and brought the old negative from film to digital form. In with the negative in the flounder was two Relics of St. Martin folded into two Lady of the Rosary of Fatima prayers. The negative wasn’t that bad but I was still nervous working with it. Bringing the image up on the screen in negative form, I inverted the negative to a positive state and the photo that was taken 51 years ago appeared to me for the first time. I didn’t imagine it after all. this did happen, there we were happy as Larry sitting waving to the camera, Just as I remembered it. A pictured of a very young Mary Ellen Coyle one of the family photos that Fr. Mark Coyle had in his box of photos.The digital print of our negative was sent back to Magee’s this week for printing and we patiently awaited the results. Back in 1968, sadly things changed quickly after these photos was taken, My mother was only just out of hospital weeks before this and was still awaiting test results. In 1969 her health went downhill fast and spent a lot of time between Letterkenny General Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin. And in that time maybe Fr. Mark tried to see if these negatives could be enhanced this negative in some way so he could have a print to give to his sister Mary Ellen with her children while she was terminally in hospital. I hope that did work out that way because it wasn’t that hard to make a print for this long lost negative this weekend. The missing negative with four prayers and relic inclosed from a photo taking in 1968. Photo Brian McDaid.Anyway – if it wasn’t for her grandson complaining we might never have found the long lost negative, that in the end up found us. It produced four prints to go with the four prayers and relics be it my mother or Fr. Mark, they will go on the next leg of the journey with the four prints, which I will share out with my three brothers, (now you know what you are getting for Christmas boys). Four framed prints for for son of a photo of them with this mother taken 51 years ago.This week was the most enjoyable piece of discovery and photography that I have had since I started this profession. I suppose as children growing up surfing the pain of losing a parent, we didn’t see the pain that Fr. Mark was going through losing his sister, they were the closest of friends long before we ever came along as a few pictures of them even longer back also in Fr. Mark’s Army box show my mother as a young girl all dressed up in all the style and a very young picture of Fr. Mark with a small bird sitting in his hand. I have enjoyed my profession as a photographer all of my life and I still get a buzz from it every time I press the shutter, but fining this photo this week after knowing about it for 51 years surpasses everything.Yesterday morning, at 10am I was a proud as a son to collect the prints that my father took of my wife and my mother with her and her brothers, the negatives, which were looked after for a half a century by my uncle, the late Fr. Mark.DD Motoring: A story of pictures with Brian McDaid was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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