FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt speaks at his press conference with the Central Coast Mariners soccer team in Newcastle, Australia. Bolt says his performance in a trial match could determine his future with the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League and his attempt to play professional football in general. (AP Photo/Steve Christo, File)GOSFORD, Australia — Usain Bolt says his performance in a trial game on Friday could determine his future with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League and his quest to play professional football.The eight-time Olympic sprinting champion is expected to start for the Mariners against a Macarthur South West United team in western Sydney. United plays in a second-tier competition.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Paul Pogba back to friendly environment with France Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “There’s a few first-team boys in the team for Friday. So I’ll get different service, better service, because they’re more seasoned and more mature. So he just told me to make sure I’m focused and push myself, and I’ll just take the chances when I get them.”The 32-year-old Jamaican track great said was pleased with his progress in football.“That’s always a good step, when coaches are satisfied with the fitness to put me in the starting lineup. That’s always a big step,” Bolt said. “I can say I’ve been improving, (but) you won’t know what level you’re at until you actually play a competitive game.”In late September, Mulvey said he could wait until January before making a final decision on Bolt’s status with the team.Bolt saw his first action for the Mariners on Aug. 31, playing 20 minutes against a Central Coast invitational side. He played the entire second half against the North Shore Mariners on Sept. 19, when he alternated between left wing and forward.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “This is going to be a big game. I think it will determine if the club makes up its mind on what to do with my career,” Bolt said Wednesday.The Mariners begin the A-League regular season on Oct. 21 in Brisbane against the Roar. Bolt, who holds the 100- and 200-meter world records, has retired from competitive track and field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter being used as a winger in his first brief trial appearance in late August, Bolt hinted at a positional change for the match at Sydney’s Campbelltown Stadium.Coach Mike Mulvey “said he wants to play me up top more,” Bolt said. “The couple of games that I played, I didn’t play with the first team. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title
No-confidence resolution“The democratic process is at work,” Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque told reporters when prompted on Tuesday for a comment on the passage of the no-confidence resolution on December 21.Ambassador LaRocque was asked about Caricom’s position on the Government taking the matter to the Caribbean Court of Justice. He responded, “We have to allow the democratic process to work. We have been observing; we have been looking on and watching on, but the democratic process is at work.”Further, the Caricom SG said that the matter was before the courts and that theCaricom Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueprocess should be allowed to run its course. However, he suggested that it be done swiftly.“The matter is before the courts and I think we should allow the discussion and litigation to go through and see what the outcome is. I am sure the court in its wisdom and all of the other peers that may be possible will rule appropriately; my concern is that it be done swiftly, that the matter is before the court and let the court act swiftly,” LaRocque stated.This is the first time that the Caricom SG has commented on the development. His regional counterparts have been quite vocal on the issue of late.On December 21, 2018, the 111th sitting of the 11th Parliament voted on its confidence in the Government. The matter is now before the High Court.In the meantime, Government remains in office despite numerous calls for it to step down. At a recent meeting with the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger, it was agreed that there needs to be a government in place to overlook the running of the country.In addition, it was decided that the Chief Whips, from the Government and the Opposition, are to meet with the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to determine the Commission’s readiness to host regional and general elections.
The Fort St. John Flyers are hosting a family skate tomorrow at the North Peace Arena. The event will be held from 5-6 p.m. Among the many on hand will be Santa Claus as he’ll be greeting those in attendance.At the conclusion of the event pizza, other munchies and juice will be served for those that take part.The Flyers next game comes on January 2 in Spirit River. The next home game is scheduled for January 5 against the Dawson Creek Canucks.- Advertisement –
1 For Manchester United, it was a transfer window that promised so much, but ultimately delivered little, as the Red Devils failed to land one of their ‘big targets’.In the eyes of the club’s supporters though, it has been an encouraging month, with United fans already looking forward to another summer of strengthening.But is their optimism pure naivity? Scroll down to see the fall-out from United’s January transfer window… Darren Fletcher left Man United on deadline day
From news services The McLaren team was fined $100 million by Formula One and stripped of its points in the constructors’ standings Thursday because of a spying scandal that has rocked the sport. McLaren, which leads the current drivers’ and constructors’ standings, was punished by the World Motor Sports Council for allegedly using leaked secret technical documents belonging to F1 rival Ferrari. Team drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, currently 1-2 in the championship standings, were not punished and can continue to compete for the season title. “Ferrari is satisfied the truth has now emerged,” the Italian team said in a statement. The $100 million penalty includes McLaren’s expected loss of income, and McLaren still could be penalized for the 2008 championship, FIA said in a statement after a hearing. Jurisprudence Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was indicted Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas on charges that he sexually assaulted two girls – ages 12 and 14 – who played on elite basketball teams he coached in the 1990s. The 46-year-old Hall could face life in prison if convicted, said Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Kim D’Avignon. ETC.: Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich transferred money to a Spanish doctor suspected of providing doping services to riders, according to German prosecutors. The transfer of $34,742 to Spanish sports physician Eufemiano Fuentes was made in early 2004 from Ullrich’s account in a Swiss bank, Bonn prosecutor spokesman Joerg Schindler said. A similar transfer was made in early 2006, but investigators are still trying to determine if that sum was sent to Fuentes. … Prosecutors decided not to file marijuana possession charges against Pacers forward Shawne Williams following his arrest this week, but the team suspended him for three games for poor judgment. Basketball Tony Parker missed a crucial free throw with 7 seconds to play, and Russia went on to beat France, 75-71, in Madrid, Spain and reach the semifinals of the European Basketball Championship for the first time in 10 years. Spain moved a step closer to becoming only the third team to claim the European crown while holding the world title with an 83-55 win over Germany. ETC.: Dallas and Devin Harris have agreed on a five-year contract extension worth roughly $42 million, locking up the speedy point guard through the 2012-13 season. Harris would’ve been going into the final year of his rookie contract. … LeBron James’ court vision might get even better. James had Lasik eye surgery over the weekend to improve his vision, according to Dr. Kerry Assil, who performed the procedure in Beverly Hills. Gymnastics The Russian gymnastics federation banned Maxim Deviatovski and Julia Lozhecko from its main training camps for the rest of the year for what it said were disciplinary violations at last week’s world championships, according to the Russian Web site All Sport. Lozhecko was barred for watering down her balance beam in qualification against her coach’s wishes. Deviatovski got in trouble for failing to finish the men’s all-around after hurting himself on the parallel bars. Hockey Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen of Finland needs a third surgery to correct a heart condition. It’s not known when Numminen, who’s consulting with team physicians, will have the procedure and how much time he will miss. He is 39. Numminen, the team’s alternate captain this past season, already has had two heart surgeries for an irregular heartbeat, including one in the summer of 2006. ETC.: Center Alexander Svitov, playing for a team in his native Russia, was suspended by the Blue Jackets for failing to report to training camp. Svitov signed a two-year, $2.25 million contract with the Blue Jackets in early July. College sports An investigation into notes including racial slurs that were found in the Ball State’s men’s basketball office has yielded no results, school officials said. In a news release, Ball State spokesman Tony Proudfoot said Gene Burton, the school’s director of public safety, had told him that “all available leads in the case have been exhausted without positive results and that the investigation is at an impasse pending the emergence of any new information.” Tennis Lindsay Davenport defeated Julie Ditty, 6-1, 6-4, to advance to a quarterfinal matchup against Jelena Jankovic at the Bali Open in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Davenport is returning to singles play for the first time since having a child in June. ETC.: Unseeded Marin Cilic knocked off top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, 6-3, 6-4, to move into the quarterfinals of the China Open in Beijing. It was the first time Cilic had beaten a top 10 player. Cilic will next play German wild-card Nicolas Kiefer. Soccer UEFA officials said they have opened a disciplinary investigation against Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and Serbian Ivica Dragutinovic after tempers flared during the two nations’ 1-1 tie in a European Championship qualifier in Lisbon, Spain. When Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma and Dragutinovic squared up to each other after the final whistle, Scolari intervened and threw a left jab at the Serbian. Cycling Levi Leipheimer rode to a dominating individual time trial stage 3 win in Branson in the Tour of Missouri, while teammate George Hincapie extended his overall race lead. ETC.: Italian Alessandro Petacchi won the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in Algemesi and Russian Denis Menchov retained the overall lead. Miscellany The Super Bowl is coming to BBC TV for the first time. The NFL’s championship game will be televised live on the BBC the next two seasons, it was announced. ETC.: Meb Keflezighi and Alan Culpepper officially entered the U.S. Olympic team trials marathon on Nov. 3 in Central Park. Dan Browne is also vying for a spot on the USA’s squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the USA Track & Field and New York Road Runners announced.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lincoln City goalkeeper Paul Farman will want to forget their 3-3 draw with Altrincham at the weekend after awful error.With his team leading 3-2 he decided to flick up a backpass as he attempted to clear the ball – but he didn’t reckon on Damian Reeves charging him down.The Robins star blocked the clearance and Farman could only watch in horror as the ball ended up in the back of his net.You can see the goalkeeper’s mistake in the video above…
The McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers! For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday! The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift.Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been. If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own.If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!https://wwwfacebook.com/thecounterdeliirelandLast week’s winner was: Conor Crossan WIN AN XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: December 12th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Counter Deli
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Despite residential opposition, the city of Walnut will soon have a new company hauling its trash.Beginning Feb. 1, Valley Vista Services will start a seven-year, citywide contract to collect trash and recyclables in Walnut on a weekly basis, according to city officials.After a long relationship with Waste Management, the City Council voted to award the contract to Valley Vista after city officials said they offered a more competitive rate.Mayor Tom King said Waste Management was offering a rate of $23.65, and Valley Vista offered a standard residential rate of $18.45.He said Valley Vista presented a better proposal that will save residents $5 per month.“Valley Vista was simply the best guy at the best price,” King said.Dozens of residents sent e-mails, letters, spoke at City Council meetings and collected hundreds of signatures to voice their opinions and try to save Waste Management’s contract.“They’ve done a good job here, they never complain about picking up all the junk we throw outside and even if the lid doesn’t close all the way, they still take it. A lot of cities don’t do that,” Shanaru Huang, 60, of Walnut said. “I feel bad for them and I wrote a letter to say I don’t mind spending a few dollars more for Waste Management because they have been so good to us.”Waste Management officials said they have been providing service to Walnut for many years and worked hard to keep their contract.“We were in negotiations with the city for eight months and we offered a very competitive contract that would have been less expensive than what they accepted with additional services and programs,” said Erik Rose, director of communications for Waste Management’s Western Group. “But we are very proud of the widespread community support we received and we are disappointed the city did not take that into consideration.”Many residents and city officials commended Waste Management for both a job well done and their support in the community through organizations likes the Walnut Kiwanis Club and National Night Out.“We are saving $5 but we get so much more from them in the community and we don’t want to see them go,” Councilman Tony Cartagena said.David Perez, spokesman for Valley Vista, said his family-operated business also plans to be a dedicated entity to the community and asked residents for a chance.“We are very active in the communities we already serve and we look forward to becoming part of the Walnut community,” Perez said. “We plan on doing a great job.”New barrels are scheduled to be distributed to residents, and businesses will receive new commercial containers before the new service begins.“Whether the city likes it or not, there are an awful lot of people who know what they want,” Lawrence Reinholdof Walnut said. “For the City Council to simply dismiss residents’ statements and say they know what is better does the city a huge disservice.” firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109
THE Chandpur Indian Restaurant in Donegal Town is the best restaurant in Ulster – twice!Rana and Susan Miah picked up two gongs Ulster Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards.The popular restaurant won Best Customer Service and Best World Cuisine. “We are naturally very proud of these awards,” said Susan.“It is a fantastic achievement and it’s down to all our brilliant staff and our wonderful customers.“Everyone is chuffed with the achievement of winning two awards.”Maith sibh! DONEGAL TOWN INDIAN RESTAURANT NAMED BEST IN ULSTER was last modified: March 18th, 2016 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:bestin UlsterChandpur Indian Restaurant in Donegal Town.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsFor the vireo, the attraction is the preserve’s low, dense shrubs such as mulefat and trees like the coastal live oak and willows that are ideal for the bird to build its neat open-cup nests. The nests are typically built in the forks of branches, near the edges of thickets, about one foot above the ground. So far this spring, Jillson has spotted about 10 vireos at the nature center and hopes soon to find babies in the nests. The endangered birds usually stick around until October. “Our hope is to continue to grow this species,” said Jillson. Another threatened bird that has made the habitat its home in recent years is the Loggerhead Shrike, a predatory songbird. SOUTH EL MONTE – Ray Jillson walked slowly down an overgrown trail at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center before cupping his hand to his ear to listen for the distinctive song of a least Bell’s vireo. The small migratory bird, a federally endangered species since 1986, has been nesting at the center on Durfee Avenue since March, much to the delight of avid birders and park staff members such as Jillson. “This is one of the few preserved wetlands left, so they come here,” he said, as he walked through dense underbrush, binoculars in hand, searching for the gray bird. The vireo is one of about 100 species of birds that reside in the 428 acres of wildlife preserve, which includes four lakes and one pond, near the San Gabriel River. The habitat of the shrike has declined in recent years due to agricultural pesticide use. Other birds frequently seen flitting through the trees and underbrush include orioles, robins, song sparrows, western scrub jays, American goldfinches, hawks and herons. There was also a recent rare sighting of a Yellow-breasted Chat, a very large warbler with a brilliant yellow throat. “Our goal is to give migratory birds and animals someplace to go,” said Colleen Mackay, recreation superintendent at the nature center. “Without this there would be few places for them in the L.A. basin.” Bird enthusiasts interested in seeing the vireo and other bird species are advised to contact the center staff. There is also a bird walk the fourth Sunday of the month. Bilingual volunteer and experienced birder Ed Barajas will lead the next tour at the center at 8 a.m. Sunday. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!