Chambers puzzled, disappointed at non-selection for World Championships

first_img Plagued by injury over the past three seasons, this has been the healthiest Chambers has been since 2010, when he clocked 44.54 seconds and was the second fastest Jamaican that year behind then clubmate Jermaine Gonzales, who set a National Record of 44.40 in Monaco. The return to health and the gradual improvement of his times, he hoped, would have been good enough to get him on the team to Beijing, a goal he had set for the current season. “I am very disappointed that I didn’t get selected,” he said. “Up to a few days ago, in my mind I was going to the World Championships based on my performances. After the team was selected and the addition with the NACAC guys and I wasn’t on the team, I was very disappointed because at this time Jamaica has a really good chance at a medal in the four by four and if I was on the team, based on my performance, we would have a really good chance at a medal.” He said, though, that not being selected has only served to fire him up for next season when Jamaica will be sending a team to the Olympics in Rio, Brazil. “It gives me more motivation towards next year. Every single time I step on the track next season, I am going to remember that I need to win the trials to make sure that I guarantee my spot on the team to Rio. So I am going to be training smart and hard next year,” he said. Chambers, who turned pro during his junior year at university, returned to the USA last year to complete his degree at Florida State University. He missed his graduation on August 8 so that he could compete at the NACAC Championships. “This season, I compromised so much for track. Going to school and doing track didn’t allow me to spend any time with my family. It was worth it because I ended up going to NACAC and getting a season’s best. I am back in 44 shape again. It’s been years since I last ran 44 because I have been injured, but it’s time now to get back where I was and go after the national record. I have the talent, experience and everything I need to go after that record,” he said. Return to health It was a puzzled Ricardo Chambers who spoke to The Gleaner yesterday after Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, was named Monday night and he was not on the roster. Chambers, who has a season best time of 44.93 seconds, set during the semi-finals at the just concluded NACAC Senior Championships in Costa Rica, was expecting to be a member of the strong mile-relay team in Beijing. He had finished third at the National Championships in June, but was disqualified because of a lane violation. Still, he believed his performance in Costa Rica, where he won bronze in finals in 45.27, would have ensured him a spot on the team. “I am really puzzled why I am not on the team. Because of my performances during the last part of this season, I would have assumed that I would have been selected for the four by four,” he said. “I know that I was disqualified at the national trials for stepping on the line, but according to the rules, the first three are selected, but the next two are at the discretion of the selection committee, so I am not sure. “It is puzzling to me, but I give God thanks for remaining healthy this season,” he said.last_img read more

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Man City hit by fresh De Bruyne blow

first_img0Shares0000Kevin de Bruyne was forced off injured in the first-half of Manchester City’s match against Tottenham on Saturday © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 20 – Manchester City may have to cope without Kevin de Bruyne in their chase for the Premier League title after the Belgian limped off in the first-half of his side’s clash with Tottenham on Saturday.De Bruyne was outstanding as City beat Spurs 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday with a hat-trick of assists, although the English champions still bowed out on away goals. However, City’s player of the year last season has been beset by injury problems all campaign.Twice De Bruyne has come back from lengthy spells on the sidelins with knee ligament injuries suffered in August and November.City still have five more games to come this season, four in the league plus the FA Cup final against Watford.Should Pep Guardiola’s men see off Spurs and win all five, they will claim an unprecedented domestic treble in English football.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Name-calling allegedly fed deputy’s rage

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityA longtime friend told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday that 20-year-old Tyler Peterson came to his door in the hours after the rampage and calmly explained what he had done. “He wasn’t running around crazy or anything. He was very, very sorry for what he did,” Mike Kegley told the newspaper, adding that he gave Peterson coffee and food and later called 911. Peterson told Kegley that he had gone to his ex-girlfriend’s house early Sunday morning in hopes of patching up the relationship after a recent breakup. But, he said, Peterson lost control when the meeting ended in an argument and other people started ridiculing him as a “worthless pig.” Kegley declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. Police, who declined to provide details of the argument, said Peterson stormed out, retrieved an AR-15 rifle from his car outside and burst back into the house, firing 30 shots that killed all but one of the people at the party. CRIME: Man was called worthless pig before killing six. By Robert Imrie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CRANDON, Wis. – A young sheriff’s deputy who opened fire on a pizza party and killed six people reportedly flew into a rage when he was rebuffed by his old girlfriend, and others at the gathering called him a “worthless pig.” “We had no idea, obviously, that anything like this would ever occur,” Crandon Police Chief John Dennee said at a news conference Monday. Peterson, a deputy and part-time police officer, died after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers. Whether Peterson was shot by police or took his own life was unclear. The rampage raised questions in the remote northern Wisconsin community of 2,000 about how Peterson could have met requirements to become a law enforcement officer, especially after police acknowledged Monday that Peterson received no psychological screening before he was hired. Some questioned the wisdom of hiring someone so young. But Crandon city attorney Lindsay Erickson said age doesn’t matter as long as officers do their jobs well.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GAA: ST NAUL’S 2-10, NAOMH COLMCILLE 1-09

first_imgREPORT FROM ST NAUL’S GAA CLUBSt Naul’s 2-10__1-09 Naomh Colmcille:That’s four wins in a row for the lads with a great team spirit some fine performance from John Rose in the back line scoring a fine point from play. Fiachra McGinley had a great game at midfield caught some great ball bursting run’s from midfield, Andrew Gallagher just getting back after long injury The 2 footed playmaker great skill and passing and some great score and setting up goal for Barry Griffin, Paul McGroarty with a smart finish after great build up play from Gallagher and Griffin, Subs Mark Ward & James Flynn came on to score 3 fine points MOTM It’s a close call but Barry Griffin gets my vote scored and set up vital goals to win the game, with some key players still to come into the squad all looks good early in the season. Reserves lost out GAA: ST NAUL’S 2-10, NAOMH COLMCILLE 1-09 was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ST NAUL’S 2-10NAOMH COLMCILLE 1-09last_img read more

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Slain couple is ID’d

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A husband and wife found dead in their Cravell Avenue home in Pico Rivera early Friday morning were identified Monday by authorities as Jose Freddy Munoz, 41, and Maria Janin Munoz, 38.Maria Munoz died first after being shot multiple times and her husband died later from a gunshot wound to the head, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Investigation Division.Authorities believe the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, but an investigation is continuing, Corral said.The couple left behind three children – two teenagers and one minor, officials said.The children were in the home at the time of the shooting but were unharmed, according to authorities.Corral was unsure who would take custody of the youngsters, but their grandparents have been contacted, he said. Deputies responded to a call from the couple’s home in the 8300 block of Cravell at 6:28 a.m. Friday, according to sheriff’s Deputy Ban Nguyen.When deputies arrived they found Jose and Maria Munoz dead.Nguyen said detectives were not certain of a motive for the shootings. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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DONEGAL GARDA KILLER DEMANDS PRISON SERVICE INVESTIGATION INTO EARLY RELEASE CLAIMS

first_imgShameless Donegal Garda killer Martin McDermott has demanded an investigation into how it was revealed he will be getting out of prison early.Garda killer Martin McDermott is to get early release from jail.The Raphoe criminal, whose car killed Garda Gary McLoughlin in Burt in 2009, is due to get out of prison 21 months early for “good behaviour.”This is despite the fact that McDermott escaped from prison and went on the run before being recaptured in Derry. The Star newspaper revealed that the 27 year old is due for release next June.But now brazen McDermott has demanded the Irish Prison Service find out who leaked the information that he was getting out early.It has also been revealed that McDermott was only given an extra 14 days in jail for escaping from prison during which he also assaulted a PSNI officer in Derry.McDermott was jailed for seven years in July 2011 and his release next June means that he will have served just three-quarters of his sentence.  DONEGAL GARDA KILLER DEMANDS PRISON SERVICE INVESTIGATION INTO EARLY RELEASE CLAIMS was last modified: October 13th, 2014 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:donegalearly releaseGarda killerMartin McDermottRaphoelast_img read more

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CONVOY OF PORSCHES TO LEAVE DONEGAL FOR DUST THIS SUNDAY!

first_imgA convoy of Porsches are to leave Donegal this Sunday!Porsche Club Ireland has teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to send more than 50 Porsches the length of the Wild Atlantic Way, starting at Malin Head this Sunday.The cars will travel over 2,000 kilometres along the West coast, visiting all 15 Signature Discovery Points, making it the longest ever ‘run’ undertaken by Porsche enthusiast’s club.Porsche Club Ireland is the official Porsche club of the Republic of Ireland and currently has over 350 members.They hold a number of ‘runs’ (driving tours) across Europe each year, and this year they have chosen The Wild Atlantic Way as the backdrop of their 2015 driving tour which will extend across an unprecedented seven days as they travel from Malin Head, Co Donegal to Old Kinsale Head, Co. Cork. After a brief drive from Muff to Greencastle on Saturday (16 May) the ‘Wild Atlantic Way Run’ will officially begin at 12.00 noon at Malin Head Signature Discovery Point on Sunday, where all the starting 14 cars will gather in convoy as they depart along Ireland’s longest touring route before finishing up at the fifteenth Signature Discovery Point of Old Kinsale Head on Saturday, (23 May).Each day’s start sees new cars joining the core group, with 41 cars finishing and ultimately 53 cars having enjoyed a day’s run on the Wild Atlantic Way during the course of this tour. The fleet of cars will take in much of the West Coast’s breath-taking beauty along the way including Sliabh Liag, Co. Sligo, Killary Harbour, Galway, The Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head, Co Clare, Dursey Island, Co. Kerry and Mizen Head, Co. Cork.Speaking about the trip, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland said they are delighted to be able to support Porsche Club Ireland with their Wild Atlantic Run and assist them in sharing their experiences with car enthusiasts across the globe.“Each of the drivers taking part in the ‘run’ will be well versed in all there is to see and do both on and off the route. Participants will have a certain amount of down time which they can use to explore over the course of the “run” and to find their own special Wild Atlantic Way secrets. They will also be well versed in how they can share their images and videos on social media so you can follow them as they travel of place to place. “Classic motoring is a growing sector for tourism and this is the first of what we would hope to be many groups using the route to explore Ireland’s West coast. Since it was launched last year the Wild Atlantic Way is proving particularly popular with touring groups including cyclists and motor bikers, all of which are driving home the message that The Wild Atlantic Way has something for everyone.”Each leg of the trip will be co-ordinated by different drivers, all of whom are knowledgeable about the area and are experienced drivers. All drivers taking part in the ‘run’ has also been equipped with Wild Atlantic Way route maps and the 150 ‘Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way’ guide ensuring they don’t miss a thing during their week-long trip.They will also wear Wild Atlantic Way signature jackets and each of the cars involved will carry a Wild Atlantic Way car livery in homage to the Porsche motorsport tradition and the excitement of driving the Wild Atlantic Way.As well as being a unique event in itself, Fáilte Ireland will also be using imagery and footage of the ‘run’ to create compelling content to promote the Wild Atlantic Way overseas.To do so Fáilte Ireland has assisted Porsche Club Ireland to craft their itinerary and have provided them with significant digital support to assist them in sharing their experience with their substantial number of followers in the UK and US markets as well as with the wider ‘car enthusiast’ market. The drivers will also be tweeting and posting content online in real-time using the hashtag #wildatlanticway, generating conversation and engagement with the Wild Atlantic Way proposition. Porsche Club Ireland was established in 1998 it currently has 356 members from 32 countries across the country. Speaking on behalf of the entire club about their choice of destination, Kieran Twomey, Southern Region Coordinator a member of the organising team and Porsche Club Ireland Steering Committee said –“We are very excited to be embarking on such an extensive trip in Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way was chosen above a number of other European destinations including France, Italy and Scotland because it provides such a unique and well-rounded experience. In fact, such is our enthusiasm for the route that we have extended the run to seven days so that we could take in all 15 Signature Discovery Points.“The Wild Atlantic Way Run is one where every mile will give us a new smile and something different with every gear change – we expect the Wild Atlantic Way to be the Best Drive of All!”CONVOY OF PORSCHES TO LEAVE DONEGAL FOR DUST THIS SUNDAY! was last modified: May 15th, 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:donegalMalin HeadPorschesWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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She Cranes defeat Zimbabwe to finish 7th at Netball World Cup 2019

first_imgThis was Uganda’s 4th victory at the 2019 Netball World Cup. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Netball World Cup 2019Uganda 58-47 ZimbabweLiverpool Arena, LiverpoolSunday, 21-07-2019The Uganda Netball Women’s national team, She Cranes will finish 7th at the on-going World Cup in Liverpool, UK.This was ensured on Sunday when Vincent Kiwanuka’s side defeat Zimbabwe in the 7th/8th placement match played at the Liverpool Arena.The win is Uganda’s 4th in 8 matches at the World Cup, the most they have won since making their debut in 1979.Unlike in the past three successive losses to Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi, the She Cranes started strongly, taking a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.They maintained their good start in the second, winning it 15-09 to ensure they led by 9 goals going into the long break.Zimbabwe took the third 17-16 to reduce the deficit heading into the last quarter but Uganda powered back with a 13-10 quarter victory to seal a 58-47 victory.Speaking after the game, She Cranes assistant coach Nelson Bogere couldn’t hide his excitement about finishing 7th.“We came here wanting to do better than in 2015 and we have managed to achieve that. Said Bogere.“It has been a tough tournament but its not that we didn’t expect it.“All in all, we are all happy for the win and 7th position and we will come back in 2023 eyeing better.Uganda’s record at the Netball World Cup reads; finished 13th in 1978, finished 8th in 2015 and finished 7th in 2019.She Cranes starting 7Lilian Ajio (GD), Ruth Meeme (WA), Stella Nanfuka (GK), Stella Oyella (Centre), Mary Nuba (GS), Sylvia Nanyonga (WD), Peace Proscovia (GA)Sunday’s upcoming games-5/6: Jamaica Vs Malawi-3/4: England Vs South Africa-Final: Australia Vs New ZealandUganda at Netball World Cup 2019Preliminary stage one-England 64-32 Uganda-Uganda 69-48 Samoa-Uganda 52-43 ScotlandPreliminary Stage Two-Trinidad & Tobago 54-57 Uganda-South Africa 67-40 Uganda-Jamaica 57-39 UgandaPlacement-Malawi 55-44 Uganda-Zimbabwe 47-58 UgandaComments Tags: 2019 Netball WorldNelson Bogereshe cranestopVincent Kiwanukalast_img read more

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Time for real progress on Buncrana’s ‘Three School Campus’, Councillors told

first_imgThe treatment of Inishowen residents over the prolonged delay to the Buncrana ‘Three School Campus’ project has been labelled as ‘shocking’ by a Donegal County Councillor. The proposed school campus will be home to Crana College secondary school, Buncrana Gaelscoil and the second level Gaelcolaiste Coláiste Chineál Eoghain.Fianna Fail’s Rena Donaghey, speaking recently at a council meeting in Carndonagh, said it was time the project was ‘moved on’ once and for all. She said: “It is shocking the way this has gone and how this did not move in the last ten years until a time that the site was actually sold.“And we have been told now, by the department, that they are looking towards another site and that is great but those years were literally all water under the bridge.“In 2014, when all the planning and checks were done by the ETB, at that time, it was time to move on and buy the site,” she added.“But the department decided to start all over and hand it all over to Donegal County Council and start all the assessments and checks again. “That site is now sold, and good luck to the person who bought it, but it is shocking the way the people of Inishowen were treated.”“We are nearly at the end of another school term and we are really back at stage one.”Time for real progress on Buncrana’s ‘Three School Campus’, Councillors told was last modified: April 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:buncranaCLLR RENA DONAGHEYlast_img read more

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