To some, he might already be the greatest athlete, but six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he won’t feel comfortable tagging that title to himself until he delivers another triple-gold performance at the Olympic Games.With the Rio Olympics just a matter of months away, Bolt, who added that he has been training well after recovering from an ankle bother, told The Gleaner that he has been pushing himself in an effort to ensure he’s in the best condition to do something special and remove any doubts about his spot on the totem pole of sporting greats.”This Olympics mean the world to me. This is the moment I personally can say I am the greatest athlete, so for me to go there and do well is also for some bragging rights for myself; for me to be comfortable in saying I am the greatest (athlete), to have accomplished what I have always wanted to accomplish, and that’s to win three Olympic gold medals three times over,” Bolt said.”It’s really hard, but I know what it takes to be a champion. I have to just push myself. This is my last Olympics, so I’m really focused. I really want it, so I’m just pushing myself, working hard, and hopefully, my coach will give me the go-ahead to compete soon,” added Bolt, the fastest man ever over 100m and 200m.gold medalsBolt won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games.”I am looking forward to it and I am determined to do great things, so I am putting in the work,” he added of his anticipation of competing in Rio.”All I’ll say is I’ll go out there and do my best. This is what I do, so as always, you can look out for the best from Usain Bolt,” said Bolt.The sprinter turned down the chance to add to comments made by American athlete Alysia Montano, who called for her compatriots Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin, who have both failed drug tests, to be banned from competing at the Olympic Games in Rio.”I don’t try to get mixed up with these things. I don’t make the rules, I can’t make that call or these things, it will cause a different level of uproar when Usain Bolt speaks out to something like that. I don’t like drama, so I will leave this up to the people who make the rules and have them decide what’s best for the sport,” said Bolt.Bolt is expected to compete at the June 11 Racers Grand Prix meet in Kingston before making another appearance at the London Anniversary Games in July.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Racela lauds recovering Tyler’s defensive effort In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “There’s a possibility he might play Friday,” shared Ginebra coach Tim Cone as he looks forward to Ginebra’s game against Blackwater.Slaughter has been out since February with a strained hamstring.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 crownHis imminent arrival will be a big boost for the Gin Kings, who lost to TNT, 92-96, on Sunday.Cone, though, said that he’ll be treating Slaughter with caution as he rejoins team practices this week. Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGood news have been few and far in between for Ginebra this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.But after dropping to 0-2 in the team standings, the Gin Kings might be getting the break they badly need with the possible return of Greg Slaughter.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “He still has to get through a few days of practice and see how he is. Obviously if he plays, he’ll be in minutes restriction. We won’t play him full minutes, probably play him 20-24 minutes if he plays the first game and try to work with him. Needless to say, we need to be very careful with him,” he said.“We don’t want him to go down again, but we’ll see how he does this week and maybe, he’ll play Friday. Right now, I’d say that’s probably little less than 50-50,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES
…prevented flooding in MahaicaIn light of the ongoing flood situation in Mahaicony, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), residents and farmers of Baiboo and Number 10 Village in De Hoop Branch Road, Berbice, have noted that the construction of the Hope Canal has spared them from the heavy flooding they experienced in the past.The Hope Canal outfallOne of the eldest women in the community, Salika Hussein expressed that the project was a blessing to the community. It was explained that previously, excess water from the back dam was release into the farm lands of residents.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who met with flood affected farmers and residents in Region Five last week opined that the project’s cost was justified.“That Hope Canal made a major difference; it has paid back for itself. In two years that will probably pay back for all the crops that weren’t destroyed; it saved a lot of money for people,” the former Head of State noted.Last week, reports had stated that homes and livestock in Baiboo were threatened but most of the flood waters have since receded, unlike many communities in the Mahaicony area. Residents and farmers of Number 10 Village also noted that they have been largely spared from the flooding in the region.The Hope Canal Project allows excess water from the East Coast Demerara Water Conservancy to be drained into the Atlantic Ocean via an eight-door sluice. The project cost some $3.6 billion.The Project came into being after the 2005 floods, where excessive rainfall resulted in Regions Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Five experiencing massive flooding. Robert Persaud who led the Agriculture Ministry at that time, through the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) had conducted exploration of the Northern Relief Channel with the intention of improving the standards to withstand the intensity of further hydrological disasters.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has taken the blame for the current managerial and financial difficulties that the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) is enduring. She said she takes the blame for such an embarrassing situation because she is the head of the government, though she never thought that things could have turned out this way because she had believed she had an able Director and Senior management at the entity.“As the head of the country you have to take responsibility even though you have a very able Director and a very able senior management I entrusted to make the decision on behalf of the company. As the head of the country anything that does not work the way we want I ultimately will be responsible,” the President told reporters yesterday upon her return from Japan, where she had gone to deliver the keynote address at the opening of the 2nd World Assembly for Women (WAW 2015).NOCAL, it has been reported, is at the verge of bankruptcy and collapse, lacking leadership.The entire situation began in the fourth quarter of 2013, when NOCAL’s revenue for seismic data sale began a precipitous decline, during which total seismic revenue fell by 29 percent from the prior fiscal year and was compounded by the Ebola virus outbreak. This, according to reports, led to a reduction in investor interest across all economic sectors for the impacted West African region.President Sirleaf’s decision to publicly and personally take responsibility for the NOCAL debacle was contained in a response to a call by former Public Works Ministry, Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods that the government should take responsibility for the problem at the entity.Atty. Woods, at a program for women last week, called on the government to take full responsibility for the financial impropriety at the entity by suspending the payment of severance and other benefits to those retired and or dismissed until a full investigation is conducted.The investigation, he said, should be void of members of the Board as announced by President Sirleaf, contending that “the NOCAL mess was created by the very board members.”When quizzed about this, President Sirleaf said, “I take the blame because I’m the head of the government. The head person takes responsibility even though he/she might not have been directly involved or directly responsible,” she said.President Sirleaf further indicated that the NOCAL situation has now led her to be very critical of the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and Public Corporations. “That’s the reason why I now have all information on the SOEs, especially as it relates to salaries and benefits,” she said.“We are looking at them now to make sure their boards are functioning and to make sure that there are reductions in costs so they don’t face any company closing anymore. Now I’m going to pay much more attention to what’s happening to Public Corporations and the SOEs,” she said.As the President takes the blame, she also hoped that former Minister Woods will also take blame for some of the problems that came out under his watch at Public Works.“I suspect that former minister Woods will be equally responsible for things that happened under his watch when it comes to the problems we had at the Ministry of Public Works,” she said.President Sirleaf reiterated that NOCAL is currently undergoing reform, though this reform is as a result of internal agreement, the President indicated that the hierarchy of the entity was pushed by the Executive Mansion to take on the exercise.“The reform program was formulated by them, although we pushed them to do it when we saw that the situation has changed globally; oil prices are down,” she admitted.She indicated that the situation went to the extreme because NOCAL was too late in taking on the reform exercise, but it has to be done.“They’re doing what needs to be done and after that they will straiten themselves up. These things are cyclical, today oil prices are down tomorrow it will be up and we don’t know [if] they may become as strong as they were. We all look forward to that.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mother’s arrestEast Berbice Police on Wednesday arrested 24-year-old Nadia Beharry and her mother, 42-year-old Urmila Beharry, after Maureen Sundarsingh of Lot 316 Fifth Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne was reportedly stabbed at her brother’s wake.Following her arrest, Nadia’s three-week-old baby began experiencing distress in her feeding schedule, and eventually had to be taken to the Whim Police Station on Saturday to stay with her mother in order to be breastfed.Sundarsingh’s brother, Wayne Sundarsingh, was, on July 14, beaten unconscious during a drinking and gambling spree at Bulletwood Street, Rose Hall Town.He subsequently died. Days later his sister was stabbed, and remains a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital.Public Relations and Press Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, has said inquiries are being made to determine whether the young mother can be placed on station bail, so that the infant will not have to be at the Police Station.
To compound matters, as the available players left Fort St. John in their vehicles for Grande Prairie one of the skaters lost their equipment on the way.Faced with difficult circumstances the team encountered, two forwards were forced to play defence as Cayle Bell and Wyatt Fellows went back on the blue line.“They did fairly well,” said assistant coach Jeremy Clothier. “I don’t think either of them have played a lot of defence throughout their whole career so throwing them back there gave them a different look at the game. He [Bell] was more physical on defence than he has been up front all year so hopefully that carries forward.”- Advertisement -With only ten players lacing up the skates the Huskies did what they could. They stuck with the fundamentals but were out of gas come the final 20 minutes. It’s a game coaches are willing to chuck away as they look ahead going forward.“Basically we’ll just throw it away,” Clothier stated. “We worked quite hard for the most part. We only took three penalties and we scored a powerplay goal. They didn’t score on the powerplay. We did a few things right. We got a few pucks out, we iced the puck a ton. We didn’t take a lot of chances. Our guys were actually quite smart in how they played.”The Huskies have three games coming up over four days beginning on Wednesday. They’ll be in Dawson Creek on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. That game is followed by two more road games in Sexsmith and Grande Prairie on Friday and Saturday respectively.Advertisement
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the amounts of rain experienced for most of the summer in Fort St. John and surrounding areas, it looks like farmers are now getting a break in the weather.Kelly Kassian, manager of Viterra in Fort St. John, the crops and fields were affected by the steady rain but are now ready for harvest, starting on canola by the end of this week.“They didn’t mature as fast as we wanted them to because of all the rain and everything but they’re coming along now. We should have some canola start getting swathed down by the end of this week.”- Advertisement -As for the peas, Kassian says they will be a bit delayed as they need more sun and time to dry up and mature before they are ready to harvest.According to Kassian, some of the fields were hit hard by the unfavourable weather as some had wet spots and even crops knocked down.Environment Canada is calling for mostly warmer temperatures and sun this week, with a chance of showers on the weekend.Advertisement
There’s a new generation of players taking over the footballing world.It’s now players like Kylian Mbappe and Dele Alli that we can’t get enough of, with an interest in the up and coming talent increasing.Inspired by the above duo and more, we’ve put together a new generation XI, featuring the rising stars on the senior stage across Europe.Check out who we’ve included by scrolling through the gallery above. 11 1. Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) – click the arrow above, right, to check out the full new generation XI – Pickford was always going to be a popular player in the transfer market, regardless of Sunderlands fate in the Premier League. Hes proved he deserves a stage in the top flight and Everton are in the driving seat, having agreed a £30m deal. There will be much more pressure on his shoulders at Goodison Park and hell be hoping he can get even better with the England senior team no doubt in mind. 5. Defender: Benjamin Mendy (Monaco) – With so much to talk about with Monaco last season, it was easy to overlook the role of Mendy in a brilliant campaign from the French outfit. Something of an unsung hero, the 22-year-old is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola in need of at least a couple of new full-backs. Monaco reportedly told City theyll need to pay at least £40m for his signature. Itll be interesting to see what he decides to do this summer. 11 9. Forward: Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – Last summer, nobody knew much about Mbappe. In less than a year, though, hes a household name to football fans across the globe. Teams are battling for his signature this summer after a breakthrough campaign for Monaco saw the 18-year-old contribute to 34 goals in all competitions, with 26 scored and eight assisted. Whoever signs the teen forward could do so for a world record fee. 11 11 11 11 11 11. Forward: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – Only a special talent could oust the world class Sergio Aguero from a starting line-up, so it speaks volumes that Pep Guardiola, at one stage last season, preferred the young Jesus to the Argentine. The Brazilian joined up with the Man City squad in January, scoring three and assisting one before having his campaign disrupted by injury in February. He returned at the end of April to add four more goals and three assists to his tally. Next season will be exciting for the forward, the Etihad and the Premier League. 6. Midfield: Thomas Lemar (Monaco) – Lemar was good in the 2015/16 campaign, but he went up a level last season. His potential to become a great midfielder is mouth-watering and its a surprise there arent more clubs, other than Arsenal and Tottenham, considering a move this summer. He can play on either flank, but has been most threatening in a left midfield role. He scored 14 and assisted 14 in all competitions last term. We would love to see him in the Premier League. 10. Forward: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) – Werner scored 21 goals in the Bundesliga last season, making an instant impression on the Leipzig support after joining the club in June 2016. His form earned him his first call-up to the senior Germany team earlier this year. At 21 years old and with a whole host of clubs circling his signature, the future looks very bright for Werner. 11 4. Defender: Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar steal the show for Barcelona, but lurking in the shadows of their success are the likes of Umtiti. The Frenchman has slotted in seamlessly alongside Gerard Pique since moving from Lyon last June, getting better and better with each game. No longer has Javier Mascherano had to be called upon at centre back, with Umtiti looking the long-term answer in this position. 8. Midfield: Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund) – The one who got away for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp tried to sign Dembele last summer, but it was the Germans former club Dortmund who sealed his signature. The 20-year-old showed what Anfield is missing this week by giving Kyle Walker a nightmare shift, as 10-man France beat England with relative ease. Hes contracted with BVB until 2021 and only a huge bid would take him away from the Westfalenstadion. 11 11 7. Midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – Two years ago the Premier League was getting to know Dele Alli, and vice versa. The versatile midfielder impressed us then, and now hes firmly established as one of the best players 21 and under. Hes now a regular in the England senior team and already has 28 league goals for Spurs to his name, in two outstanding seasons. If he can prove his value in the Champions League next season and continue to light up Englands top flight, he could soon become a contender for the Ballon dOr. 3. Defender: Malang Sarr (Nice) – Sarr is one of the most exciting teenagers in football at the moment. At 18, the centre back firmly fits the wonderkid category, starring for his hometown club Nice. He made his Ligue 1 debut aged 17 last August, 12 years after first training with the club, and went on to make a further 26 appearances in the French top flight. He looks destined for the top of European football, considering it is rare for a teenager to become a regular in the heart of a back line. 2. Defender: Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen) – A product of Leverkusens academy, Henrichs has become a regular name on the senior team sheet, with his ability reportedly catching the eye of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The 20-year-old, though, signed a two-year contract extension in May, committing his future to the club until 2022. Predominantly a right-back, he can play on the left flank too, and there have been few better than him in the Bundesliga. 11
Inishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has expressed concern that some Donegal GPs are charging medical card holders for blood tests.Cllr Murray said that he received confirmation from Donegal’s Area Manager for the HSE that medical card holders are entitled to blood tests for free.Cllr Murray said “I have been contacted by a number of medical card holders in Inishowen who were charged €10 by their GP for a blood test. I have also heard reports of this happening elsewhere in Donegal. “Upon looking into this, I subsequently received confirmation for Donegal’s HSE Area Manager that medical card holders and GP visit card holders are entitled to these tests for free, as part of a clinical investigation into their symptoms.“Anyone who is concerned that they are being wrongly charged for this service should feel free to contact me and I will contact the HSE on their behalf.” COUNCILLOR CONCERNED AT CLAIMS THAT GPS CHARGING FOR BLOOD TESTS was last modified: October 30th, 2012 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:blood testsGPsJack Murray
A man suffered head and face injuries in a violent attack in the Ard Clogher estate in Carndonagh last week. The man was walking home on Tuesday the 14th of May at 3.30 pm when he was assaulted by two people. He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment on injuries to his head and face. Gardaí in Buncrana are seeking witnesses to the assault who would have any information in relation to this incident. The Gardaí in Buncrana can be contacted on 074-9320540 or to the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Man violently attacked in housing estate was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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)