Former vice-president of the Jamaica Olympic Associ-ation (JOA) Don Anderson believes that the country will lose some of its clout within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) when Michael Fennell steps down after 40 years in charge of the local Olympic movement. Fennell has stated his intention to leave the JOA next month and the current Vice-President Vishu Tolan and General Secretary Christopher Samuda have indicated their interest in running for the post. Anderson, who left the JOA in 2013, said the newcomers may take a while to establish the kinds of relationships that bring influence. “I am concerned about who might be elected to the presidency. A lot of people in the Olympic movement don’t understand why Jamaica is not better represented in the Olympic bodies. When you have two newcomers, it takes a while, and if people were concerned before, I believe you understand that kind of void. You don’t make that connection in one term or two terms,” Anderson told The Gleaner. “Jamaica will not have the kind of presence at that level for some time,” he added. Anderson said that while he is unsure he will be running, after having spent eight four-year terms as vice-president, he had established similar relationships with persons within the hierarchy of the IOC, that Fennell had. “It’s an honour to be an IOC member and in my view the kind of work that Mike Fennell has done, the reputation that he has had, he should have been elected an IOC member long ago. He is the most senior of the Caribbean Olympic presidents and is the most respected. Nobody from Jamaica will be able to make that leap in a short time,” Anderson said. Meanwhile, Anderson described his separation from the JOA four years ago as “single-most disappointing aspect of my entire sporting life which spans 40 years in administration”. Fennell was returned as president of the JOA in 2013 after he defeated Anderson 19 votes to 15 in an election. In a radio interview before the election, Anderson had said he only decided to run for the position after Fennell had earlier indicated that he would not be seeking re-election. Anderson is now involved with the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation and said that he still maintains relationships with persons within the Olympic movement. That involves being part of the board which acquired broadcast rights for the Caribbean for last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “I still have a commitment that I’m passionate about,” he said. He added that some persons had encouraged him to run for election next month, adding that the “emotional” and “painful” experience made that a difficult consideration. “I miss the Olympic environment dearly, but I have not been able to overcome the manner in which I felt myself undermined in 2013. That has left me with a kind of disconnect which could be reconnected if I became president, but with a disconnect that I have not been happy about,” Anderson said.
Coverage of the “Fight of Champions” between world welterweight holder Lucas Matthysse and challenger Manny Pacquiao on July 15 is already pegged at 170 countries. The event will be beamed live at noon from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur (around 8 p.m., July 14, US and Mexico time). Other bouts presented by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions include the fights between Mexican Edivaldo Ortega (26-1-1) and Filipino Jhack Tepora (21-0, 16 KOs), World Boxing Association featherweight; Venezuela’s Carlos Canizales versus China’s Lu Bin, WBA light fly; and South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane against Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem, IBF fly.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Ricci Rivero apologizes after viral video shows him shouting at fan 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 LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments read more
Carjacking probeWith the recent spate of carjackings and the bust of a major carjacking ring along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, Police in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) on Thursday conducted several ‘stop and search’ exercise of motor vehicles in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).According to reports, Police acting on intelligence extended the stop and search operation to Linden, after it was reported that stolen vehicle parts may have been in the community.According to information from Police, so far the searches have not unearthed any stolen vehicle parts. Nevertheless, investigations are continuing.
Friday’s standout fixture, though, comes in Sochi where a shell-shocked Spain, still rocking from the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, take on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned from day one of the 2018 World Cup.Russia turn up in timeHigh on the list of Russia’s pre-tournament concerns was whether they had the team to capture a nation’s imagination.Stanislav Cherchesov’s men hadn’t won in seven games stretching back eight months, sparking fears that on the field, the month-long festival of football would largely pass the hosts by.Instead, they chose the perfect time to find their form with plenty of help from a woeful Saudi Arabia side that now must face up to the firepower of Luis Suarez, Edison Cavani and Salah.Denis Cheryshev was the hero the nation was crying out for, scoring twice, including a stunning effort that curled into the top corner with the outside of his left foot, as Russia’s party got off to the best possible start.Salah fit to featureAll smiles: Mohamed Salah has recovered from a shoulder injury in time to face Uruguay on Friday © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATEgyptians worst fears as they saw Salah depart in tears from the Champions League final three weeks ago won’t be realised as the Liverpool star will be fit to play against Uruguay on Friday.Egypt coach Hector Cuper said he could assure fans “almost 100 percent” Salah will play some part in Yekaterinburg.Salah carried Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990, scoring five of their eight goals in qualifying, including a dramatic stoppage time penalty against Congo to seal their place in Russia.Spain move on from Lopetegui sackingHe’s the man: Spain captain Sergio Ramos poses with new coach Fernando Hierro © AFP / Odd ANDERSENReal Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos was the man who inflicted the shoulder injury that put Salah’s World Cup at risk.However, far from his usual role as aggressor on the field, Ramos had to act as peacemaker on Thursday as Spain tried to move on from a dramatic few days that have rocked their World Cup preparations.Just two days before their Group B opener against Portugal, Ramos’s future club manager Lopetegui was sacked for not informing the Spanish federation of his negotiations with Real.Fernando Hierro will instead take charge, but Ramos insists Spain remain contenders for the tournament.“These have not been pleasant times at all,” he said on the eve of the match in Sochi.“There are no cracks. We are all individuals and we all think differently, but the collective idea is the same — we are here to go for the World Cup.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Flying start: Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the World Cup © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 14 – Hosts Russia got the World Cup off to a flying start by hammering Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game in Moscow.Fears that Russia may become just the second host nation to fail to qualify from the group stages have been quashed for now, but their next opponents Egypt were given a huge boost by the return to fitness of Mohamed Salah ahead of their clash with Uruguay on Friday. read more
Brin Sweeney caught this stunning shot of the Cross at Loughanure last night.Another amazing shot from Brid, this time of the boat known local in Magherclogher as Bad Eddie.Pauric O’Donnell took this stunning shot. Not sure where is. Answers on a postcard (actually send us an email!)STUNNING SEPTEMBER SKYLINES ABOVE DONEGAL – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 30th, 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) read more
There will be a horse race meeting in Ramelton this Sunday, July 14th.If you have never been horse-racing then this is a perfect taster of what could be a regular afternoon out for the family.The event, which will be staged at Claragh, Ramelton, will get underway at 2.30 pm. An eight race card is down for decision with a number of great races in store for the afternoon.Given the great weather, organisers are hopeful of a great turn-out. Bookmakers will be on course and refreshments will also be available. HORSES FOR COURSES AT RAMELTON THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: July 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:horse racingRamelton read more
BUSINESS: One of Donegal’s leading accountancy firms have made a brilliant video to celebrate their rebranding.Formerly named Vision Accountancy the company has now rebranded itself as Excel Partners. Sean Carr.Seán Carr is the firms founding Partner, with over TEN years’ experience working in the provision of advisory services having previously worked in two other leading Irish accounting firms.Seán has a reputation for straight talking, problem solving and expert professional advice based on considerable expertise which he has built up over a long period of time.He has extensive accountancy, tax, corporate finance and corporate turnaround experience.In some cases, he takes on the role of examiner or liquidator and has acted as liquidator to a number of PLCs. Seán brings a unique and different philosophy and mind set to problem solving.Finian is a highly experienced tax and recovery expert.Finian is a former head of Collector General’s Insolvency Unit which dealt with all insolvency matters in the state and headed up Revenue Audit teams in the audit of large and Multinational companies.Finian Loftus.He also has extensive experience in private practice in other leading Irish accounting firms. His experience with the Irish Revenue Commissioners is invaluable in ensuring that clients meet the necessary regulatory taxation compliance standardsExcel Partners- PhilosophyThe philosophy at Excel Partners is meticulous attention to detail, quality personal service and total professionalism which we regard as essential requirements for a modern approach to Accountancy. Excel Microsoft Excel changed the world of Accountancy in 1985 and Excel Partners are aiming to do the same. We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence is not an act but a habit.Partners- Client Partnerships. We view our client as our partners and we measure our success by yours. For us, clients are at the heart of our business and we involve clients at every stage as partners.We partner with our customers to deliver high calibre quality projects on time and on budget in a diligent, reliable, efficient and collaborative manner When Failure is an option, Partner with us.Delivered. We don’t promise, we deliver Solutions for your business problems. We are not just ordinary accountants, we are problem solvers and where others see problems, we see opportunities. We have a reputation for creating powerful innovative solutions to complex problems. Your problems get us out of bed every morning. Walk in with a problem, walk out with a solution.Differently- Excel Partners are different. Our approach is different, but proven. We get results, it is a difference that matters.Accounting has changed and not all accountants are the same. We make accounting simple for clients and to make your life easier-is our top priority.ContactTelephone: 074- 98 90 120Email: email@example.comDDTV: WATCH DONEGAL COMPANY’S BRILLIANT REBRAND LAUNCH was last modified: October 1st, 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnews read more
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The ‘very severe’ cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which barrelled through the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh, claimed 10 lives in the State and affected 2.73 lakh families, official reports said on Sunday. In Odisha, heavy rain and high-velocity winds claimed two lives. The severe cyclonic storm, which brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with gale wind till early Sunday, uprooted hundreds of trees and snapped cables in Kolkata and in the coastal districts of North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore, bringing life to a near-halt.At least seven persons were killed and property worth crores damaged in parts of North and South 24 Paraganas, adjacent to Bay of Bengal, following last night’s cyclone Bulbul. The deceased have been identified as Suchitra Mondal, a septuagenarian, who was killed when a tree fell on her in Purba makala village in North 24 Paraganas. The others, from the same district, are Reba Biswas, 47, and Manirul Gazi, 59. Mr. Gazi was electrocuted. Two more deaths — in a wall collapse and a tree fall — were reported. One person was killed in east Medinipur district and two persons died in South 24 Parganas in cyclone-related incidents, an official said. Body of one fisherman from Fraserganj fishing harbour in South 24 Parganas was recovered, a senior official of state Disaster Management department said. Earlier on Saturday even before the cyclone hit the coast, an employee of a renowned club in the city was killed when a branch of a cedar tree fell on him. during heavy rain.Eight other fishermen and four trawlers from Fraserganj were still missing, the official said.2.73 lakh families affectedState Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said that at least 2,473 houses were destroyed and another 26,000 were partially damaged in the cyclone in the coastal districts along the Bay of Bengal, with the fishing towns of Bakkhali and Namkhana being among the worst-affected areas.While 2.73 lakh families were affected in the storm, 1.78 lakh people were moved to relief camps set up in nine places of the State, he said, adding that 46,000 tarpaulin sheets were distributed among people whose residences were damaged in the cyclone.Centre assures assistancePrime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee separately on Sunday and assured her of all help from the central government in rescue and relief operations in areas affected by cyclone Bulbul.The Mr. Shah said 10 teams of the National Disaster Response Force had been deployed in West Bengal and six teams in Odisha. Additional 18 teams of NDRF have been kept on standby, he added.”Reviewed the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions and heavy rain in parts of Eastern India,” Mr. Modi tweeted.Ms. Banerjee cancelled her North Bengal trip and said that she would conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas around Namkhana and Bakkhali as the weather clears.“Later, I would take a meeting at Kakdwip with administration to review relief and rehabilitation measures of the cyclone-affected people. I am also planning to visit the cyclone-affected areas of Basirhat of North 24-Parganas on 13 November, 2019,” Ms. Banerjee tweeted on Sunday.Power lines disruptedMany trees were uprooted in Kolkata and power supply was disrupted in several districts following the falling of trees on electric wires; distribution posts collapsed in many places as well. State’s Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay said measures were being taken to restore power supply in areas where electric cables have been torn apart due to the cyclone.Likely to weakenGale wind with gusts up to 135 kmph prevailed over the coastal districts of South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore and its adjoining areas in North 24 Parganas as the cyclone made landfall around midnight on Saturday.Although heavy rainfall to minor drizzle continued throughout the day and night on Saturday, Sunday was bright and sunny. However, the weather department said that there is a possibility of minor rainfall late on Sunday night as the cyclone moved towards Sunderbans in Bangladesh. The cyclonic storm is likely to weaken into a deep depression and further into a depression as it moves east- northeastwards over coastal Bangladesh, the IMD said in a bulletin on Sunday.(With PTI inputs) read more