Sports Briefs

first_imgDoping: Two lose Rio medals LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games. Misha Aloian won a flyweight silver medal in a bout on the final day of the Olympics in August and tested positive for the banned stimulant tuaminoheptane. Gabriel Sincraian, who won bronze in the men’s 85 kg weightlifting, tested positive for exogenous testosterone. CAS says the results from both athletes have been disqualified. Zidane’s Madrid can set new unbeaten record BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Zinedine Zidane is one match away from coaching Real Madrid to a new unbeaten record. When Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez midway through last season, the inexperienced former midfield standout got off to an auspicious start with a 5-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Eleven months and one Champions League title later, Madrid face Deportivo again at home tomorrow with the chance of surpassing their longest unbeaten run since the club was founded in 1902. On Wednesday, Madrid equalled a club record of 34 games without a loss, set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker, when they drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona invite Chapecoense to play friendly BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Barcelona say they have extended an invitation to host a friendly match against the Brazilian football club involved in last week’s plane crash. Chapecoense were on their way to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, one of South America’s most prestigious club tournaments, when their flight went down in Colombia, killing all but six of the 77 players, officials and journalists on board. The match would be played in August. The friendly, called the Joan Gamper trophy, is used as Barcelona’s traditional curtain, raiser for the new season.last_img read more

Province commits up to $100,000 a year for urban deer management

first_imgIn response to two recommendations made by the Union of BC Municipalities, the BC government has committed to creating a so-called ‘Provincial Urban Deer Advisory Committee’ as well as spending up to $100,000 for future urban deer management operations.Those recommendations called for the Province to provide funding to address urban deer management issues and tools.According to a factsheet provided, urban deer have ‘become a safety concern due to the growing number of conflicts between people and pets, increases in deer-related automobile collisions and the tendency of urban deer to attract predators such as cougars.’- Advertisement -An initial meeting with the Province to address urban deer management took place with a workshop this past January.That workshop set up the foundation for increased awareness and understanding of policy, legislation, regulation and best practices in managing deer that wander into city limits.Details on how the funding will be made available are to be worked out as the advisory committee is formed.Advertisementlast_img read more

I am not leaving Tottenham, says Wanyama

first_img0Shares0000Victor Wanyama made Tottenham return against Swansea. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24- Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfield maestro Victor Wanyama has dismissed reports that he might be thinking of leaving the club, saying he is happy in North London and is not departing anytime soon.There have been silent murmurs that the Wanyama is being courted by several clubs, but Wanyama who has three years to run on his Spurs contract has treated all those as rumors. “Rumors are just rumors. There’s no offer from anyone and I am very happy at Spurs. I have not even thought about leaving,” affirmed Wanyama.The midfielder joined Tottenham at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season for Sh1.5bn (£11mn) from Southampton.Meanwhile, despite missing close to four months of action due to injury, Wanyama says he still counts it a successful season and will be hoping for better tidings in the new campaign.Victor Wanyama. Photo/COURTESYWanyama had a paltry 24 appearances for Spurs across all competitions in the 2017/2018 season having missed a huge chunk of action after aggravating a knee injury picked up during pre-season.“It was perhaps the toughest time of my career because I have never been out for so long. But on the positive, it has helped me learn a lot and I am happy that I overcome and I at least came back to play a few matches. It could have been worse,” Wanyama said.Spurs weren’t as compact as they were last season but the North London club still managed to finish at third spot, securing a UEFA Champions League spot for next season on top of reaching the FA Cup semi-final.The Kenyan skipper has heaped praise on his Spurs team-mates for their grit and fight and is hopeful in the new campaign they will be in a position to challenge for trophies to spice up their performance on the pitch.“I can say the season has been successful because we have played all 38 games away from home and it is never easy. I am proud of the team and how we played and I am also proud of myself for coming back stronger. Hopefully next season we do well,” Wanyama noted.He added; “We also had some good performance in the Champions League and the target next year is to improve and go further.”-Back to White Hart Lane-Victor Wanyama wheels away in celebrating his goal against Liverpool on February 4, 2018.Spurs will have the prestige of going back to their home ground at the White Hart Lane which had been closed for expansion, thus forcing them to play their home games at the Wembley Stadium.Perhaps what was Wanyama’s biggest moment was when he unleashed a ferocious shot infront of the Kop End beating Loris Karius as Spurs played to a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in a league fixture.Wanyama had just come on as a substitute with his side 1-0 down from a Mo Salah goal but barely 60 seconds on the pitch, the midfielder picked the ball from 20 yards out and rifled it into the top right corner.The goal was voted as the Spurs goal of the season.Wanyama cracker“That was my first game after injury and I had just come in. I saw the ball ahead of me and I just decided to let it fly and it ended up in the net. It was a good goal and I was happy scoring especially against Liverpool infront of their fans,” Wanyama noted.He joked that nonetheless, his goal against Barcelona in the Champions League with Celtic remains his best ever.“That was my best ever. The Liverpool one was good, but against Barcelona, we didn’t have the ball at all. When it came, I scored!” joked the midfielder.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer Insider: Sporting open to selling but Arsenal have to increase offer

first_img William Carvalho Bringing you the latest gossip, it’s talkSPORT Transfer Insider Jamie Sanderson…Christian Atsu – Chelsea to EvertonAfter sealing a deal for Romelu Lukaku, Everton are now in talks with Chelsea over winger Atsu. A loan deal has been agreed on and if Atsu accepts, this transfer will be wrapped up quickly. (Chances of it happening: 8/10)Edinson Cavani – PSG to ChelseaChelsea have liked Cavani for years and have been offered him for £56million by PSG. Jose Mourinho is weighing up what to do but would like to sign him. If PSG lower the asking price, this complicated switch could happen. (7/10)William Carvalho – Sporting Lisbon to ArsenalArsenal have seen a £24million bid rejected for Carvalho but have been told by Sporting they are open to selling. He’ll likely cost about £30million and the Gunners are now cooling off. This deal has stalled for the time being. (5/10)Javier Hernandez – Manchester United to SouthamptonHernandez wants out of England and Southampton are keen on making him an offer. They have cash to spend but the striker would prefer to join Atletico Madrid. The Saints face a battle to convince him to move to St Mary’s instead. (3/10)Ezequiel Lavezzi – PSG to LiverpoolLiverpool have been linked with Lavezzi this week as he edges closes to the PSG exit door. But despite growing reports, the Reds have no plans to make a move for him and the forward wouldn’t be interested in playing in England anyway. (1/10) 1last_img read more

Convention center plans shaping up

first_img The firm recently completed a similar study for the borough of Queens in New York City. That study was included in the city’s request for proposals for a convention center there. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Councilman Mike Dispenza said that about 18 months ago, the National League of Cities considered holding a meeting in Palmdale, but there wasn’t a facility large enough to host them. “With all the hotels that have come in over the years, I think we could handle a convention center,” Dispenza said. “I think this is an idea whose time has come.” In pursuing the consulting agreement, the city staff noted that there had been much discussion about bringing in a convention center over the years. “Due to the high costs and special purpose of such a facility, there has always been a question whether the area could generate enough business and community usage to keep the facility operational and successful throughout the year,” Kurt Gunzel, a city senior project manager, wrote in a report to the council. “However, with the significant growth in population and business community over the years, the increasing demand for assembly space seems to becoming a higher priority and a more feasible venture.” HVS International, a Chicago-based company, would look at a variety of factors, including business interest, demographics and possible number of hotel night stays. The report, expected to take six to eight weeks to complete, would include concepts for such a center, including the square footage and amenities needed to be attractive. PALMDALE – After years of talk about whether the region’s economy is large enough, Palmdale officials believe the time might be right to induce a developer to create a convention center. Palmdale officials are looking to hire a consultant, HVS International, to prepare a market analysis and feasibility study for a convention center. The $45,000 contract will come before the City Council at its meeting today. “We are looking to see if there is a market,” said City Manager Bob Toone. “We are looking for an opportunity to fill a need for this kind of space.” Palmdale officials are looking at a concept in which the facility would be owned by the city and either managed by the city or through a contractor. Land is available north of Technology Drive near the Antelope Valley Freeway in the city’s Trade and Commerce Center for such a project. last_img read more

DELIGHT AS DONEGAL PET RESCUE RE-OPENS AFTER CRISIS

first_imgDONEGAL Pet Rescue has re-opened its doors following a crisis.The big-hearted charity workers were forced to stop their fostering because of new animal passport rules which prevents dogs being rehomed in Britain.The costly pet passport and vaccination procedures has hit animal welfare charities throughout Ireland. But tonight there was some good news from Donegal Pet Rescue.The charity’s Ryan McCauley said: “Donegal pet rescue would like to thank our supporters, the public and Donegal Daily for all the help they have given over the past while.“We have now nearly worked through our waiting list which was at over 30 dogs and are ready to start taking new dogs onto our list and into our care.“We are hoping that the same level of rehoming and help will be offered in the future to help us not get into this situation again. Our Dog helpline number is 0862222006 and is open from 10 am till 2pm Monday to Friday.” He added: “Please keep sharing the photos of dogs in our care as for every dog rehomed we manage to take a few more dogs in and save more dogs.” DELIGHT AS DONEGAL PET RESCUE RE-OPENS AFTER CRISIS was last modified: September 4th, 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:ccrisisdonegalDonegal Pet RescueRe-openedlast_img read more

JOY AS MISSING PUP REUNITED WITH OWNER

first_imgPrince has been reunited with his owners.The owners of a beloved pup have been reunited with their pet dog after thinking he had been lost forever. 10-month old Prince went missing on Wednesday from his home at Glenwood, Glencar in Letterkenny.His owners thought the black pedigree Labrador would never be seen again. However, thanks to an online campaign by Donegal Daily he has been found safe and well and has been reunited with his overjoyed owners.The owner of Prince told Donegal Daily, “We’re just absolutely delighted to get the wee fella back home.“We didn’t think we’d see him again, and we were all absolutely devastated about his disappearance.“We were really overwhelmed by the response the story got on Donegal Daily. “We want to thank all the Donegal Daily readers for sharing the story on their social media timelines in an attempt to locate Prince.Prince was spotted by an eagle-eyed local who had the read the story online and recognized the dog from our story.He immediately contacted the owner and told him he had found Prince.“I was so happy when I got the call and I couldn’t thank him enough, were delighted to have him home and we’re going to keep a close eye on him from now on!“Again thanks to everyone who shared the story and helped spread the word. JOY AS MISSING PUP REUNITED WITH OWNER was last modified: March 20th, 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:10-month oldDonegal DailyFeaturesfoundHome-page NewsLabradormissingOwnersPrincePupStorylast_img read more

TROLLS DEFEATED AS OFFENSIVE LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE IS DEACTIVATED

first_imgA local Facebook page that caused disgust amongst the Donegal public has finally been deactivated following an online campaign.Trolls were trying to access Facebook accounts across Donegal with their vile rants.The news has been met with delight by those who were left horrified by the campaign of hate initiated by the vile TROLLS.The popular Letterkenny Buy and Sell page was hijacked by TROLLS who posted a string of offensive and abhorrent material on the page. A picture of an aborted foetus and a doll which the TROLLS claimed had spina bifida were just some of the horrendous content published by the throlls.However, there was an even more sinister reason for their appalling behaviour.The TROLLS were hoping to engage with the other users who were outraged at their posts in an attempt to gain access to their personal Facebook accounts in an attempt to retrieve their personal details.The moderator of the Letterkenny Buy and Sell page had been blocked out of accessing the page so he was unable to delete any of the content posted by the TROLLS. He was forced to set up a new page and anyone wanting to join the new page has to send a request in order to gain access.It is hoped this will alleviate the issue of trolling as the moderator can spot bogus accounts before allowing them access to the site.Donegal Disability campaigner Frank Larkin was so disgusted by the response he got from Facebook regarding the page that he considered deleting his social media account.Larkin issued a complaint to Facebook regarding the page and was stunned when he received a response back from Facebook officials who claimed the page didn’t breach community standards.Instead of deleting his account Frank set up a petition entitled ‘Deal appropriately with hate speech and images online relating to disability.’ Frank engaged with his followers on Facebook in an attempt to both highlight the situation and to force Facebook to do more in relation to such instances.The petition has been met with an incredible reaction with close to 1,000 already signing Frank’s petition.You can show your support for Frank’s campaign by signing the petition below.https://www.change.org/p/facebook-deal-appropriately-with-hate-speech-and-images-online-relating-to-disability TROLLS DEFEATED AS OFFENSIVE LOCAL FACEBOOK PAGE IS DEACTIVATED was last modified: April 23rd, 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:donegalFacebookFrank Larkinhatredonlinethrollslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgMonthly club meeting will be in the club-house on Wednesday 20th March at 8.30 pm.. Those still to pay membership/registration can do so on Wednesday 13th and 20th March between 6 and 7 pm.Last week-end was very successful on the field for our club teams.The seniors had a 1-8 to 0-5 victory away to Termon in the Gaeltacht sinsir and the reserve team had a 0-10 to 0-08 victory away to St Michaels in the Gaeltacht soisear. Both teams now go forward to the next round this coming week-end with the reserve team playing on Saturday at 3pm against Fanad Gaels followed by the senior team again’st Cloughaneely at 4.30 pm 16th March at home.The minor team got their league campaign off to a great a start with a well deserved win over Milford away on a score-line of 2-7 to 0-8. The minors are at home again’st Termon on Sunday 17th March at 12 pm. Training for U-12 and U-14 girls on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm and for U-16 girls on Fridays from 6 to 7 pm. Fitness classes for ladies with a light 45 minute work-out will be held in the Club hall Glenswilly starting Tuesday 19th March at 6 pm,only 3 euro per session.The winning lotto numbers this week were 5,13,19,20. Match 2 winner was Tony Murray.Sellers next week are Charlie Gallagher and Eunan McBride and the jackpot is 2020 euro.The clubs Scor competitors had narrow defeats in the Ulster semi-final in Fermanagh on Saturday night past,but a big thank you to all who gave up so much time over the past few weeks in order to represent the Glen.A Happy St Patricks Day to all this week-end.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 12th, 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:Glenswilly Club noteslast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: SADNESS AT PASSING OF FORMER LETTERKENNY LADIES CAPTAIN EILEEN RAMSAY

first_imgLetterkenny Ladies Lady Captain Margo and all the ladies of the Letterkenny G.C would like to express their deepest sympathy to our past President Barry Ramsay and his extended family for the loss of his mother Mrs.Eileen Ramsay.Mrs. Ramsay passed away in her 98th year on Sunday 10th of May in Dublin. Eileen was Lady Captain of Letterkenny Golf Club in 1954. Lady Captain Margo and ladies from the club represented the club at her funeral on Thursday.The qualifiers for the Club Classic was played on Thursday the 14th. Winners were Marian O’ Sullivan, Pauline Curley, Tracy Spence and Bridie Gildea. Well done ladies.Our Club Classic which was sponsored by Browns On The Green was played on Saturday 16th. Lady Captain Margo would like to thank everyone who played and supported the club as there were over 40 teams playing on the day. Congratulations to the all winning teams, amongst them were the winning ladies team comprising of Marian O’ Sullivan, Tracy Spence, Bridie Gildea and Pauline Curley with 78pts- great scoring ladies.Best mixed team went to Kate Gallagher, Eamon Mc Glinchey, Micheal O Malley and Greg Sullivan with a nice score of 85 points. The longest drive on the 18th hole was won by Celine Bradley and nearest to the pin on the 8th went to Kate Gallagher. Well done to everyone -it was a great day for the club. Ladies, there is a sheet on the notice board if you are interested in playing in the Mixed Foursomes which is always fun and a nice relaxing game of golf. We have 21 names on the sheet at the moment and we need 32 ladies.Lady Captain Margo and Lady Vice Captain Jackie attended the Golf Digest Volvo Open in Ballyliffen G.C last Friday. Congratulations to Lady Vice Captain Jackie who won the longest drive on the day. Well done Jackie.Hard luck to the Irish Mixed Foursomes team that played in Greencastle G.C. on Sunday the 17th but failed to qualify.GOLF NEWS: SADNESS AT PASSING OF FORMER LETTERKENNY LADIES CAPTAIN EILEEN RAMSAY was last modified: May 19th, 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more