January 20

The Wright View | Well done to JADCO and ISSA

first_img After missing the third test, Russell was charged, tried and sanctioned. It is now obvious that JADCO views a 12-month ban as inadequate, and, apparently feels that since another Jamaican cricketer, Odean Brown, received a 15-month ban in May of 2016, a more lenient sanction has the distinct possibility of cricketers and athletes in the JADCO testing pool believing that missing three tests in any 12-month period, can be “explained” and leniency applied. Missing three drug tests in a 12-month period, when the athlete has an opportunity to change the predetermined venue and time of the test if he/she finds physical reasons why the date and time submitted three months previously no longer applies, suggests either blatant disrespect for anti-doping rules or a deliberate missing of the tests because of nefarious reasons. The appeal, therefore, seems to be justified, and JADCO should be commended for its efforts to ensure that the use of drugs by Jamaican athletes will never be tolerated or excused and that the internationally agreed anti-doping rules are scrupulously maintained by Jamaicans and Jamaican authorities. It should never matter who the athlete is. If the rules are broken, and a hearing before an independent panel finds the athlete guilty, then the sanction must never ever be determined by the popularity of the athlete. Two sporting organisations have come in for recent criticism that may have been unfortunate, in my estimation. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has been receiving flak in some sections of the media because of its decision to appeal the one-year ban imposed on cricketer Andre Russell, after an independent tribunal found him guilty of missing three drug tests in a 12-month period. First of all, JADCO can appeal any doping, related sanction that it finds too lenient or incorrect. Also, this is not the first time that JADCO has appealed a doping-related sanction. Having noted all of the above statements, it is therefore mandatory that a careful review of the transcript(s) of the hearing brought by JADCO to the disciplinary panel be done. Then and only then could the researcher(s) decide if the appeal by JADCO bears any merit. The facts, as determined by the panel, were that Russell was not present at a prearranged address when the anti-doping team from JADCO arrived to conduct a test. The date and time of the test were selected by Russell, as per a form submitted by the athlete online every three months, outlining a one-hour window where he would be available for testing. If, prior to the date of the test, Russell finds himself unable (for whatever reason) to be present at the designated address in the one-hour time slot he previously indicated, he can change the time and place where he will be available. Having missed the first test, Russell was informed and the seriousness of the ‘error’ explained. When another test is missed in the 12-month period, another warning was issued to Russell. Broken rules 12-month ban The group of headmasters of our secondary educational institutions in charge of sports, ISSA, have decided that an Ugandan athlete, who, through a concerned Kingston College alumnus, gets a scholarship to continue his education in Jamaica, has been given permission to represent his school in the upcoming Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships later on this month. This has resulted in an uproar from coaches, who believe that ‘rules’ were broken by the school/athlete and that ISSA’s approval records a grave inconsistency in the attitude of that body when ‘rules’ are broken. As I understand it, the athlete in question was registered as a student at the school prior to his arrival in Jamaica from Uganda. He left Uganda two days before the deadline for arrival in Jamaica having understood that his trip to Jamaica requires him to be in transit in Germany in order to connect with another carrier on his trip here. Information from German authorities indicated that he did not need a visa, if he was in transit. However, on his arrival at an African airport, the airline carrying him to Germany insisted on him having a visa and refused to carry the young man to Germany. He therefore had to return to Uganda and begin either to get a visa (apply) or find another route to Jamaica that would not include landing in Germany. This took some days, therefore he arrived in Jamaica after the deadline imposed by ISSA for students, transferring from other schools to be eligible to represent their ‘new’ school in ISSA-controlled sports. ISSA listened to the reasons for his late arrival and apparently concluded that his late entry to school was plausible, and his participation in Champs approved. The fact that this Ugandan child is not only a straight-A student, but also an exceptionally gifted middle-distance runner and can potentially win 18 points for his school at Champs, seems to be the real reason for the objection, mainly from rival schools. Once again, ISSA has ruled in the interest of the child, and not in the interest of the competing schools. Bully for them!last_img read more

January 17

A woman is akin to a goddess

first_imgDear Editor,I was moved by the stirring article from Mosa Telford in her ‘’Think on That” series on April 6 titled: “Doomed if they leave and doomed if they stay” in which she bemoaned the harsh cruelties often delivered to women by the very men who profess love to them!In Hinduism, our womenfolk are likened to goddesses in that we revere God in both the male and female forms, for example, Mother Lakshmi, the Goddess of light and enlightenment; Mother Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and Learning; Mother Durga, the Goddess of protection etc. Besides, we are acculturated to bow to the feet of our mother daily as we grow up. It is, therefore, anathema and sacrilegious to even think of being violent towards women.I wish to encourage our menfolk to quickly shun any inkling towards violence against women, to think of your own mother and sisters if ever you are tempted to “hit-out” at your wives or partners and to “school’ your sons and brothers towards a more healthy reverence of our womenfolk.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

December 28

DD NOTICE: LIFFORD COMMUNITY TO HOLD PROTEST OVER WATER CHARGES

first_imgLifford Community NewsLocal Rights to Water Protest: Sunday 5th Oct at 4pm. Do you care about your future! And the future of your children?Stand up and be counted. It’s time to fight back. Meeting at the bottom of the housing estate on the right, before Daly’s Service Station, Lifford. Pottery Class. We are thinking of starting a pottery class here at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. If you are interested you can contact the resource centre on 074 91 41773.Knitting Group. The Knitting group have started back in September on Wednesday from 8 to 9.30pm at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre. All welcome.Slim R Us is back on Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30.For more details call 0863470798. Karate Classes. Three Rivers Shotokan Karate classes began on Monday 1st September at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre, Lifford.Beginner’s class is from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. Seniors is from 7.30pm to 8.30pm Mondays and Wednesdays.The cost is €4 per class. Anyone wishing to join should contact Martin on 087 6113906.Boys and Girls from age are able to join. Adults are also welcome to join as it’s a great way to keep fit.BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. We are also looking for two manikins, male/female with heads. Thank you for your help and support.Blossoms is located beside the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre, Lifford.Up and coming courses at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre.Courses will resume in September. • Furniture Restoration.• Book Club.• Child protection.• Gardening.• Internet skills.• Basic/Conversational Irish.• English as a second language.• Basic computer course.• Photography.• Photoshop.• Spanish.DD NOTICE: LIFFORD COMMUNITY TO HOLD PROTEST OVER WATER CHARGES was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 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:DD LocalFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

December 26

Usain Bolt offered playing contract with Australian side

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Bolt is also fielding an offer from a side based in Malta WATCH: Usain Bolt and Ross McCormack start up front for Australian club Central Coast Mariners – and score three goalsIt now seems he will be given a chance to play his way into contention.“I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners,” Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms said in a statement.Bolt began a trial with the A-League club in August, following short spells trying out in Germany, Norway and South Africa. REVEALED BEST OF The Jamaican is best known for his days as a sprinter Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Coach Mike Mulvey, following Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Brisbane Roar in the season opener, refused to be drawn on Bolt’s future when asked about it in his post-match press conference.“We don’t talk about speculation. I don’t know anything about that. It is a few pay-grades above my level,” he said.“I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world. You’re just talking about speculation, I don’t know anything about what you’re talking about and that’s the God’s honest truth.“You have a look at our front line today and you wonder whether he could get into any of those positions, wouldn’t you?”Usain Bolt offered contract by Maltese club Valletta FC as they chase Champions League qualification REVEALED MONEY center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice 2 Latest Football News 2 Former Olympic sprinting sensation Usain Bolt has been offered a professional contract by A-League club Central Coast Mariners.Bolt, an eight-time gold medallist was on trial with the New South Wales club and even bagged his first goals during a friendly last weekend.last_img read more

December 25

IS YOUR DONEGAL HOODIE 10 YEARS OLD – YOU NEED TO ‘EVOLVE’!

first_imgAdvertorialThey have been one of the Donegal team biggest supporters and now Evolve Menswear are official stockists of all Donegal GAA gear.All the official clothing regalia including polo shirts, jerseys and hoodies are in stock at the leading clothing stockist. Last year’s jerseys and hoodies are probably well-worn after the large numbers of outings they underwent!And hopefully any investment in another hoodie or jersey will get the same value for money until Jim and the boys lift Sam again in September. IS YOUR DONEGAL HOODIE 10 YEARS OLD – YOU NEED TO ‘EVOLVE’! was last modified: June 21st, 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)last_img read more

December 24

COMÓRTAS CLÁR RAIDIÓ GAEL LINN 2014

first_imgComhghairdeas leis na scoileanna a leanas a bhuaigh duaiseanna i gComórtas Clár Raidió Gael Linn 2014!Bhí líon ard iontrálacha arís i mbliana, agus cláir raidió den scoth ina measc!Is í Áine Hensey, craoltóir le RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, a rinne an measúnú ar na hiarrachtaí uilig agus bhí sí an-mholtach faoi shaothar na gcraoltóirí óga. DUAISEANNA NÁISIÚNTA: Is iad na trí chlár a roghnaíodh le dul sa choimhlint do na duaiseanna náisiúnta i.e. €650, €450 agus €350, urraithe ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ( agus ní in aon ord ar leith atá siad ! ) ná:• ‘Tóir ar Taibhsí’, Coláiste Cholmcille, Oileán Thoraí, Co. Dhún na nGall• ‘Inis Caorach’, Gairmscoil Mhic Dhiarmada, Oileán Árainn Mhór, Co. Dhún na nGall• ‘Beezie, bean an locha’, Coláiste na nUrsalach, Sligeach Fógrófar na buaiteoirí ( An chéad áit, an dara háit, an tríú háit ) i Stiúideo RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Na Doirí Beaga ar an Déardaoin, 8 Bealtaine le linn an chláir ‘Rónán Beo @ 3’ . Is é Seán Ó hÉanaigh, Eagarthóir Stiúrtha na gClár, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta a fhógróidh an toradh.DUAISEANNA ROINN A (do scoileanna a ndéantar teagasc iontu trí Ghaeilge)(Urraithe ag Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann)1ú Áit (€300): ‘An Ghaeilge Chomhaimseartha’, Coláiste Íosagáin, Baile an Bhóthair, BÁC2ú hÁit (€250): ‘Slainte intinne i measc na hóige’, Meanscoil Gharman, Inis Córthaidh, Co. Loch Garman 3ú hÁit (€200): ‘Cúrsaí ceoil i gCorca Dhuibhne’, PS Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Co. ChiarraíDUAISEANNA ROINN B (do scoileanna nach ndéantar teagasc iontu trí Ghaeilge)(Urraithe ag Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann)1ú Áit (€300) : ‘Seo linn san idirbhliain’, Scoil Theach an Mhainéara, Rath Éanaigh, BÁC 2ú hÁit (€250): ‘An teach oibre inné is inniu’, Col. N. Mhaodhóg, An Babhún Buí, Co. an Chabhán3ú hÁit (€200): ‘Dráma Raidió’, Scoil Eorpach an Bhruiséil, An BheilgMaith sibh uilig!COMÓRTAS CLÁR RAIDIÓ GAEL LINN 2014 was last modified: April 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:colaiste cholmcilleGairmscoil Mhic Dhiarmadalast_img read more

December 22

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM RELAY FOR LIFE

first_imgIT rained and it poured – but spirits remained high at the Relay For Life event in Letterkenny tonight.Joe Boland from North West News Pix was there for Donegal Daily.Events continue from 6am. PICTURE SPECIAL FROM RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: May 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyRelay for Lifelast_img read more

December 21

Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault

first_imgAn electrical fault is affecting up to 173 properties in the Ballybofey area this Friday morning.The power outage occurred shortly before 9am in Knock and surrounding areas.The issue has been reported to ESB and crews are currently working on repairs. Is it expected that supplies will be restored by 12.30pm.Almost 200 homes and businesses without power following fault was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

December 21

Friday’s QPR quiz: The Cardiff City connection

first_imgCardiff City’s recent play-off defeat means QPR will not be facing the Bluebirds in the league next season. See how much you know about the recent history between the two clubs by answering these five questions.[wp-simple-survey-16]Does Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

December 20

Wednesday at 49ers HQ: Bracing for Jackson; Pettis leaves practice hurt

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Nick Bosa has faced players like Lamar Jackson before, years ago on south Florida’s high school circuit with its triple-option offenses and hyped-up hot shots.“They’d have their best athlete at quarterback,” Bosa said Wednesday. “Down in south Florida, there’s a lot of really good athletes and they remind me of Lamar.“He’s just the best of all of them. That’s why he’s doing what he’s doing. Yeah, it’ll be fun.”Jackson is the best of all NFL quarterbacks going right now, a …last_img read more