Sagicor’s Perkins ‘very pleased with support’

first_img finishers Corporate Team (Females): 1. Berts Auto Parts – 1:54.04 2. Bank of Jamaica – 1:54.53 3. J Wray & Nephew Ltd – 1:57.15 Males: 1. Bank of Jamaica 2. UWI 3. National Commercial Bank TOP WOMEN Other top three KIRK Brown and Karlene Blagrove continued their good form this season as they captured the male and female 5K titles at yesterday’s Sagicor Sigma 5K Run in New Kingston. Brown, who copped the men’s title, won in 17 minutes 15 seconds, finishing ahead of former champion Shawn Pitter, who clocked 17.41 minutes, while Kemar Leslie took third in 18 minutes 26 seconds. Despite winning, Brown was not pleased with his time. “I feel great about the race, but I wanted to run much faster. This could have been so, but the officials needed to be more alert as I made a turn-off going the right way and they called me back to say it was wrong, then realised that I was correct and that allowed me not to have a faster time. But it was a great race overall,” said Brown. Williams-Mills, who is a cancer survivor herself, was delighted to be a part of the activities. “I am happy to be a part of this as I didn’t know that Jamaica had something like this going on over the years; but since being diagnosed with cancer, I realised that there has been so much more going on that I didn’t pay attention to when it relates to cancer. But for them to have an event like this, and so many persons turning out and to raise money for the cause, is fantastic and it is indeed an awesome feeling. “When I got the invitation to come, I said to myself that I could not have missed it. I have no regrets coming as life is just not about running track, and to break my schedule to come and give my support is great,” said Williams-Mills. The veteran Blagrove covered the course in 23 minutes, .05 seconds, to be the first female to finish. Jozanne Harris was second in 23 minutes, 23 seconds, with third going to Janette Robinson in 24 minutes 22 seconds. Yesterday’s staging saw over 23,000 participants, which included walkers and wheelchair entrants as they turned out to give their support to the Jamaica Cancer Society, Black River Hospital’s Paediatric Unit and children with cancer across the island. Over $43 million was raised and Donovan Perkins, CEO of Sagicor Bank, was very pleased. “Today was an awesome day and I am very pleased with the support given for this venture. Although we targeted $50 million, we were very close as we got a little over $43 million and this is much better than last year, where we raised about $33m. But each year it gets bigger and better because it is for a worthy cause,” said Perkins, who also recognised artistes Ding Dong and Chi Ching Ching for keeping the large crowd entertained. Also on hand at yesterday’s event was Jamaica’s World Championships 4×400 metres gold medallist Novlene Williams-Mills, who had the honour of releasing hundreds of balloons before the start of the event. Wheelchair females: 1. Sylvia Grant – 30:33 2. Colleen Morrison – 31:40 3. Maureen Saunders – 39:52 Wheelchair males: 1. Alphanso Cunningham – 28:13 2. Joel Brown – 34:00 3. Andre Morgan – 38:20 Corporate Run Females (Overall): 1. Gianna Anderson (UWI) – 22:47 2. Chantel Banbury (UWI) – 22:48 3. Gillian Campbell (NCB) – 23:20 Males: 1. Wilfred Wilson (UDC) – 20:08 2. Gerold Palmer (Dunns Electrical) – 20:25 3. Dwayne Smit h (BOJ) – 20:34 Executive Management 1. Ricardo Nuncio (D&G) – 25:55 2. Richard Oliver (RE/MAX Elite) 3. Dalton Myers (UWI) Open Walk Females: 1. Olivia McKoy – 33:33 2. Tamara Banton – 33:58 3. Keisha Whittingham – 33:59 Males: 1. Jason Whynn – 32:00 2. Kenardo Phillips – 32:03 3. Lenworth Hunter – 32:06 CANCER SURVIVORlast_img read more

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

first_imgThe North American victory suggests current FIFA leaders don’t hold grudges against a country whose government has jailed corrupt sports leaders.“When they help us fight against corruption, of course, we are pleased,” Infantino said.The North America bid also had to overcome concerns about the impact of policies from the Trump administration, including attempts to implement a ban on travel by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.FIFA now has the final say on which cities are selected to host games and whether all three countries are guaranteed a place at the tournament. Victor Montagliani, the Canadian who leads CONCACAF, wants them to take three of the seven guaranteed qualification slots reserved for the region as host. Both the United States and Canada failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup.There is also a chance to send an eighth team via an inter-continental playoff. North America will host the six-team playoff tournament in November 2025 to decide the last two places in the 48-team lineup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The regional bid proved more appealing this time and the North Americans even collected 11 votes from Africa.“The United bid was strong and if it was just the United States, I think Morocco would have beaten them,” said Cameroon federation official Kevin Njomo, whose country voted for Morocco. “People have a soft spot for Mexico, especially looking at Mexico as a little bit under-developed and giving them a chance. Canada is a good tourist destination.“But I think where it had the advantage was the World Cup would be more profitable in America and it is a capitalist world.”North America is optimistically promising to deliver $14 billion in revenue helped, while the tournament won’t require major construction work required on the 16 planned stadiums, all of which already exist.The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the tournament, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each. But FIFA President Gianni Infantino suggested the split of games could change.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “They have made a decision among themselves but ultimately it will be up to FIFA to decide,” Infantino said.Morocco appeared too hazardous as a potential host when all 14 venues had to be built or renovated as part of a $16 billion investment in new infrastructure. The vote leaves Morocco reeling from a fifth failure in a World Cup hosting vote, with the continent’s sole tournament coming in 2010 in South Africa.Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani shared the national disappointment but tweeted his thanks to the bid organizers for “this common dream.”Moroccan sports journalist Omar Chraybi acknowledged that “technically speaking, it’s understandable – the U.S. bid capacity surpasses Morocco’s.” Yet he didn’t lose hope, saying, “The world still looks at Africa as an underdog, but we can’t afford to give up.”While Morocco’s combined tickets and hospitality revenue projected to be $1.07 billion, according to FIFA analysis, North America would generate $2 billion more.Canada will host men’s World Cup matches for the first time, while Mexico gets its first taste of the event since 1986.“To have a message coming from football that says actually Mexico, Canada and the United States together can organize the biggest sporting and social event together,” Infantino said. “It is a nice message.”The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside New York — home of the NFL’s Giants and Jets — is proposed for the final. It’s just miles from where federal prosecutors spearheaded an ongoing investigation into FIFA corruption. More than 40 soccer officials and businesses indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty.The bribery scandal put the governing body on the brink, Infantino told the congress ahead of Wednesday’s vote.“FIFA was clinically dead as an organization,” Infantino said, reflecting on his election in 2016 before announcing plans to another four-year term in 2019. “Two years later, FIFA is alive and well, full of joy and passion and with a vision for its future.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Decio de Maria, President of the Football Association of Mexico, left, and Canadian soccer player Alphonso Davies, right, present a joint United bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the 2026 World Cup at the FIFA congress in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow, where the 2018 tournaments starts on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege,” U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro told the congress. “The beautiful game transcends borders and cultures.”U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted after the victory : “Congratulations, – a great deal of hard work!”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 crownWhile Trump has been feuding with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over tariffs and policy after the G-7 meeting and with Mexican leaders about his proposed border wall, the heads of state are not heavily involved in this World Cup bid. Even if Trump wins re-election, his presidency would end before the 2026 World Cup.The vote by national football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the 2010 vote when FIFA’s elected board members picked Russia to host in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, defeating the U.S. Alvarez-Golovkin rematch back on for September China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

Nimba Lawmaker Urges Youths to Shun Violence

first_imgNimba County District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Kpan Koung, has admonished youths of Ganta to distance themselves from acts that have the tendency to plunge the country into chaos come 2017 general and presidential elections. He gave the warning at a program held in his honor on Saturday, July 4, at the John Wesley Pearson High School auditorium. He told the youths to remain law-abiding and shun acts of violence during the course of any the country’s electoral processes in 2017.“Don’t fight or put up violent posture during the course of electoral campaigning. If you cannot convince anyone to vote for a particular candidate, just leave that person alone rather than resorting to argument,” he cautioned. There have been war of words among supporters of Representative Koung and some other residents of Ganta, who could be completing contesting for the District Electoral seat ahead of 2017.On July 4, youths under the banner, “Patriotic Youth of Ganta,” honored Representative Koung as one of the “best lawmakers” at the 53rd Legislature. They also petitioned him to re-contest for the seat in 2017.The occasion brought together thousands of young people who commenced the honoring ceremony with a parade through Ganta’s principal streets and ended with an indoor program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Benin football chief arrested for theft

first_img0Shares0000Benin’s former Football Federation president Anjorin Moucharafou (C), pictured 2007, was “arrested by members of the police” for a case under investigation and relating to a theft of sports equipment © AFP/File / FIACRE VIDJINGNINOUPORTO-NOVO, Benin, Sep 4 – Former Benin football federation president Anjorin Moucharafou has been arrested on suspicion of theft, judicial sources said on Tuesday.Musharraf was “arrested by members of the police” for a case under investigation and relating to a theft of sports equipment, a judicial source told AFP. It has been a week of turmoil for the sport in the west African country after 10 under-17 players were accused of lying about their age.The 10 youngsters were all intercepted by police on Monday as they disembarked a plane from Niamey, Niger, after being kicked out of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tournament. They were accused of forgery and use of forgery.New Benin football federation president Mathurin de Chacus has reacted to the youth-team scandal by suspending all of the federation’s staff pending the findings of an investigation.“This is a very serious situation,” said De Chacus, who has only been in the role for less than a fortnight.“The sanctions will be very heavy… Ten players have been found guilty of fraud regarding their age,” said public prosecutor Mario Metonou.Two Ivorian footballers have also been suspended from the qualifying tournament for lying about their age, as well as one player from Niger and two Nigerians.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Donegal Centra stores seal sponsorship of Donegal LGFA

first_imgDonegal Centra stores have once again confirmed their sponsorship of Donegal Ladies GAA. The long-running sponsorship is the perfect match for the local supermarkets and the teams – as Centra endorses healthy living through their products and events.As Centra supports jobs in the community, so too do they like to support local organisations, charities and initiatives. The chain of local supermarkets are at the heart of local communities as Ireland’s leading convenience retailer.They employ around 400 people across 17 stores in Donegal. Centra stores are independently owned, which means that retailers live locally and care about providing jobs, value and quality to their communities.Centra Donegal Store owners confirm sponsorship of Donegal LGFA, pictured at Centra BallyshannonThis weekend, the Donegal Minor Ladies take on Monaghan in the Ulster Final.The Donegal Senior Ladies recently reached the League semi-finals. This year, Donegal will hope to retain their Ulster championship title and build on 2018 when they reached the All-Ireland senior semi-finals for the first time. Sponsoring training kits, hoodies and other expenses of the Donegal LGFA is just one of Centra’s ways of giving back to their loyal customers.The company has built up a loyal customer base due to the substantial contribution they make to the communities that stores are based in and their contribution to the local economy.Centra stores in Donegal source almost €3.5million worth of products from local suppliers per annum. As well as supporting local suppliers, Centra stores also spend €769,500 with businesses in Donegal communities each year.Each Centra store in the county, from Killybegs to Clonmany, is proudly involved in supporting their own GAA club.Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top Letterkenny, shared his delight with the renewed Centra sponsorship of the Donegal LFGA. Kelly said: “We are extremely proud to support Donegal Ladies GAA. They have done phenomenally well and bring great pride to the county. With the introduction of the new management team last year it bodes well for the future.“Every local Centra store supports a local team too. Here, we are delighted to sponsor the Termon GAA Club. I feel that we share the same vision and goals.”For more updates on Centra’s community projects, healthy living ideas and weekly store offers, follow @CentraIreland on Facebook.Donegal Centra stores seal sponsorship of Donegal LGFA was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Centradonegal ladies gaaDonegal LGFAhealthy livingsponsorshiplast_img read more

County’s bridges vulnerable

first_imgMore than 100 bridges and overpasses in Los Angeles County remain vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake, even as the state nears completion of a $2.5 billion, 17-year project to seismically retrofit the structures. Officials said the city of Los Angeles has 26 bridges that still need to be reinforced and the county has 84. Some of the structures include bridges and overpasses at Beverly and First streets in Glendale, Riverside Drive and Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga, and structures over the Los Angeles River on Winnetka, Tampa and Hyperion avenues, Glendale Boulevard and Vanowen Street. Since the state four years ago shifted the burden of paying some of the costs to local governments, many of the retrofits have been put off as other projects have taken higher priority. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “Instead of making decisions to put funds into retrofit projects, many cities and counties have had other priorities and have put their money into those projects,” said Stephen Maller, deputy director of the California Transportation Commission. Following the Bay Area’s Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 that killed 43 people, the California Department of Transportation had identified 2,200 state bridges and overpasses that needed to be retrofitted. Since then, all but 11 have been fixed, including the Schuyler Heim Bridge in Long Beach – expected to cost $172 million – and the Oakland Bay Bridge in Oakland – expected to cost $6.3 billion. Caltrans also identified 1,235 bridges and overpasses maintained by cities and counties that were at high risk of collapse in a major earthquake that had not been reinforced. Of those, 692 have been fixed, but work still needs to be done on 543, according to a recent Caltrans report. Most of the money available to fix the bridges comes from state and federal governments. Prior to 2002, the governor and Legislature divvied up the transportation funds to the cities and counties. The federal government paid for the 80 percent of the cost and the state picked up the remaining 20 percent. But in 2002 during the budget crisis, state officials stopped state funding and decided to give the federal funds directly to cities and counties. That left the decisions on how to prioritize the funding up to local governments and required them to come up with a 20 percent funding match. Cash-strapped cities and counties have had difficulty coming up with the matching funds for the projects, which have had to compete with other needs such as fixing potholes and making other road improvements. The situation has improved somewhat since January, when the federal government increased its contribution to 89 percent of the cost. In Los Angeles, Caltrans identified 143 bridges and overpasses that needed to be seismically retrofitted. Of those, 117 have been fixed, 10 are under construction and 16 are in the design process. Of the 16 in the design process, the city has committed to providing local matching funds on 15 of the bridges, Bureau of Engineering City Engineer Gary Lee Moore said. Moore is still working on obtaining $18 million in matching funds for the Art Deco 6th Street bridge downtown, which is expected to cost $155 million to fix. “The other bridges are in the $4 million range,” Moore said. “This is the big one. It’s the longest bridge span we have.” Moore said he believes the city has made good progress on retrofitting the bridges. “We continue to inspect the bridges to make sure they are safe to travel on,” Moore said. “We are working expeditiously to finish the remaining bridges.” The ones that have been fixed are designed to withstand a 7.0 Richter or lesser earthquake, the Caltrans standard. “You may get a little cracking, but you don’t want a collapse,” Moore said. “If you look back at the Northridge Earthquake, we had no collapses on city-owned bridges.” Still, Moore said it’s going to take four to five years to complete the work on the remaining bridges. “There is a possibility during an earthquake that bridges will be damaged,” Maller said. “But you have to understand that we’ve had a bunch of earthquakes in the past and these bridges weren’t damaged. So the question is, ‘Do I take care of this pothole here or this bridge somebody says might be damaged in an earthquake, but has survived many earthquakes without damage to it?”‘ After the 1989 state mandate that bridges be analyzed, the county Department of Public Works identified 740 bridges that could fail during a major earthquake. A more detailed analysis since then reduced the number of bridges that require retrofitting to 249. Since then, the county has overseen the bridge work in almost all cities in the county, except Los Angeles. Of the 249 bridges needing retrofits, 165 have been reinforced, two are under construction and 82 are in the design phases. Of the 82 bridges under design, the county has commitments for local funding matches on 33 of them, including six in unincorporated areas. Construction on those is expected to begin within a year. “The six bridges the county is committed to upgrading in the unincorporated areas are mostly in rural areas, and as such are awaiting regulatory and environmental approvals due to the location of the bridges,” Public Works Department spokesman Ken Pellman said. The remaining 49 bridges are waiting for local funding match commitments from the cities where the bridges are located. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 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

Mayor signs $6.7 billion budget

first_imgThe LAPD, which is authorized to have 10,200 officers, has a sworn staff of only 9,314. Bratton said recruiting has been hampered by previous hiring freezes, funding shifts and competition with other law enforcement agencies to hire officers. “What the funding does is ensure us we can begin hiring and tell recruits there will be a spot for them when they complete training,” Bratton said. “I expect us to hire 650 officers this year; that will be 13 classes of 50 officers each. Next year, I expect us to be able to hire even more.” Accounting for attrition and retirements, officials estimate the city will hire 173 additional officers this year and 135 more by the end of next year. In the following two years, the mayor has said he expects to add 220 officers each year and in the fifth year, add 305 new officers. The police force expansion, and accompanying trash-fee hike, were the centerpiece of Villaraigosa’s budget, which goes into effect July 1 and represents an 11 percent increase over the current budget. The budget was approved by the council on a 14-0 vote in a one-day session two weeks ago and was made easier by an influx of money from property taxes and the documentary transfer tax, enabling Villaraigosa and the council to expand a number of programs. Money will be used to keep branch libraries open six days a week, expand gang intervention programs, hire more officers to direct traffic at problem intersections and offer more services for the city’s homeless population. The budget also includes a $5 increase for parking tickets and planning permits, and begins a five-year effort to eliminate a structural deficit estimated at $245 million this year. “I believe that this budget balances our books and our values,” Villaraigosa said. “With this budget, (the city) has ended the reliance on short-term gimmicks and one-time solutions.” City Council President Eric Garcetti, who joined several council members at the signing ceremony, praised the mayor’s work with the council. “What this budget does is fund our top three priorities,” Garcetti said. “That’s affordable housing for the homeless, public safety and transportation.” Councilman Bernard Parks, who chaired the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, said it helped that the mayor had served on the council for two years and learned how to work with the members. “What we have done is develop a budget that is fiscally responsible and provides the services we need,” Parks said. (213) 978-0390 ——— $6.7 billion, takes effect July 1. Includes new $7-a-month trash fee – rising to $28 a month by 2010 – to fund 1,000 additional police officers over the next five years. Residents now pay $11 a month for their trash pickups. Boosts LAPD budget 6.9 percent, to $1.2 billion, for cameras in patrol cars and other equipment. Parking fines jump by $5. Planning and inspection fees also rise. $50 million to expand library hours, increase participation in LA’s BEST after-school program, fund a summer youth jobs program and create a unit to look for more park space. Funds for planting 1 million trees, building affordable housing and expanding transportation projects. $2 million for gang intervention, job training and mentoring for at-risk children. $2 million to expand a project to allow 1,400 high school students to attend classes in the morning and work in the afternoon. $200 million to cover higher pension costs for city workers. Boosts Mayor’s Office spending 28 percent, to $8.6 million. Boosts City Council’s budget by nearly 4 percent, to $22.7 million. $49 million property-tax windfall pays first installment on five-year plan to eliminate this year’s $245 million structural deficit. Reserve fund of $146 million – about 3.4 percent of the general fund budget of $4.3 billion – the largest in city history.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“They also realized that the city was subsidizing trash pickup for homeowners and that this is a fair way to set aside funding.” The signing ceremony, staged to emphasize how Villaraigosa is trying to meet his campaign promise to hire 1,000 more police officers during his four-year term, was held with a class of 36 cadets scheduled to graduate next month. Two of the cadets were overcome by the heat and had to be helped off the field. Villaraigosa met with the two afterward to check on their condition. The biggest winner in the budget was the Los Angeles Police Department, whose budget increased 6.9 percent, to $1.2 billion, to cover hiring officers and new equipment, including cameras for patrol cars. Chief William Bratton said the money will go a long way toward helping him reach the mayor’s hiring goals. Backed by a squad of LAPD cadets, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed a $6.7 billion city budget Wednesday that adds an escalating trash-pickup fee for homeowners to pay for 1,000 additional officers. Despite boosting the monthly fee more than 50 percent – from $11 to $18 this year and as high as $28 in four years – the controversial move has drawn little objection since Villaraigosa first proposed it nearly two months ago. The City Council has taken action to ensure the fee – expected to raise $127 million by 2010 – will be spent only for police hiring and not other city programs. “I think the public, from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro, understood the need to provide a steady stream of revenue so we can hire more police officers,” Villaraigosa said during a budget-signing ceremony on the Los Angeles Police Academy athletic field. last_img read more

West Bromwich Albion release experienced trio ahead of life in the Championship

first_imgJames Morrison, who is also out of contract but missed a large part of the campaign through injury, is due to report back for pre-season training on Monday.Boss Darren Moore told the club’s official website: “I would like to personally thank all three players for their loyal service to this football club and I wish them well in their respective futures.“They have been absolute stalwarts of this club and they should all be proud of their time here.“It was a very difficult decision not to offer each of them a new contract and I did not take that decision lightly.” Baggies boss Darren Moore is keen to rejuvenate his squad 2 Claudio Yacob and Gareth McAuley combine to stop Sergio Aguero Gareth McAuley, Claudio Yacob and Boaz Myhill will leave West Bromwich Albion.Their contracts are set to expire at the end of the month and the Baggies have decided to release the trio after relegation from the Premier League last season. 2 Myhill was embroiled in controversy at the start of the calendar year, as he was one of four senior players involved in the alleged theft of a taxi in Spain.Alongside Jonny Evans (now of Leicester City), Gareth Barry and Jake Livermore, the Wales international apologised to the fans and former boss Alan Pardew for the much-publicised incident.last_img read more


first_imgThe good old days are back in McElhinneys after people queued for hours for the famous store’s New Year sale.The sale started at 11am on Tuesday, December 27th and people are still heading foe the Ballybofey store today as the bargains continue. Customers came from across Donegal, Northern Ireland and even as far away as Roscommon.Senior Manager Roisin Woods said “It was just like the old days and hopefully it’s a good sign for the future.“We had and continue to have really good offers which have a lot of people coming through our doors,” she said.  THE GOOD TIMES ARE BACK AT MCELHINNEYS AS SALE QUEUES RETURN was last modified: December 29th, 2011 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:BallybofeyMCELHINNEYSQUEUESSALElast_img read more


first_imgHe’s racked his brains trying to come up with a suitable cartoon for today’s historic All Ireland win.It may have been a huge celebration of football and fans, but Jarla left his usual social comment inside his cartoon.  JARLA’S TAKE ON DONEGAL’S HISTORIC ALL-IRELAND WIN was last modified: September 24th, 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)last_img read more