PARIS (AP):Three weeks before the World Championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) responded to the “wild allegations” made by two European media outlets of suspicious drug tests in athletics by asking an independent body to investigate.WADA president Craig Reedie said yesterday he was surprised by the scale of the allegations, including that one-third of medals in endurance races at the Olympics and World Championships over a 10-year period were won by athletes who recorded suspicious doping tests.German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain said they obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. The files came from the database of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and were leaked by a whistleblower, according to the reports.Anti-doping scientist Robin Parisotto, who reviewed the data from the period covering 2001 to 2012 with blood-doping expert Michael Ashenden, was critical of the federation, saying many athletes appeared to “have doped with impunity, and it is damning that the IAAF appears to have idly sat by and let this happen”.Reedie said the material from the new ARD programme and The Sunday Times would be turned over immediately to WADA’s independent commission for investigation.”These are wild allegations, wide allegations, and we’ll have to check them out, and we’ll have done that by the commission as quickly as possible,” Reedie said in Kuala Lumpur, where he was attending International Olympic Committee meetings.
General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Clement Rohee, led a protest in front of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday, with the aim of having the GECOM Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally removed from office.With placards calling for Surujbally’s dismissal, Rohee and his PPP/C followers walked in circles in front of GECOM chanting “Surujbally must go!” Speaking on behalf of the Party, Rohee, indicated that the protest is intended to bring about change, commencing with the removal of the Chairman of GECOM.“We are here to achieve something strategic. That is, election reforms, for new changes to take place in terms of GECOM Chairman, the GECOM machinery and the whole question of free and fair elections,” Rohee voiced.The General Secretary highlighted that the reason why these requests for changes are being posed is because they have lost confidence in GECOM and they have expectations that there will be accomplishments in terms of reforms, on a long-term basis.Rohee added that the implementation of modernised “house to house” registrations, E-registrations, E-voting and E-tabulation towards tallying of election results, are some of the changes that they want to see implemented by GECOM. He posited that if the changes are not made, there are many plans and measures to be taken, besides “the regular picketing exercises”, pointing out that the Party has all intentions of continuing to rally, until these conditions are met.“We’re not going to struggle only with picketing exercises, there are many other ways in which we can, based on our experiences that we have utilised to achieve our objective like marches, demonstrations, overseas representation, writing petitions, trying to influence the international community and so on. This is just part of a holistic approach to achieve these objectives,” the party General Secretary relayed.Rohee voiced that there was a great amount of optimism towards being able to achieve the changes they are seeking from GECOM. He highlighted that since they (PPP/C) had protested and achieved change in 1992, it is not impossible for changes to be made again. “We’ve achieved the objectives in 1992 and we believe that we will be able to achieve the objectives in the same way that we would have achieved the objectives and electoral reforms in 1992.”
…Venezuelan pillion rider criticalA taxi service owner was on Friday evening killed when the CBR he was riding slammed into the side of a car at Blairmont, West Bank Berbice.Dead is Tryone Kishore, called “Wildy”, 34, of Lot 140 Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice.Reports are Kishore, a father of one, was riding motorcycle CH 6922, and was heading out of Blairmont Settlement when the accident occurred. This newspaper was told that Kishore slammed into motorcar HC 4204, being driven by a 45-year-old man from Section ‘E’ D’ Edward Village, West Coast Berbice.Three passengers in the car said that Kishore was heading in the opposite direction at a fast rate of speed as he served into the path of the car.According to the eyewitnesses, the driver manoeuvred partly off the road, but not before the motorcycle slammed into the side. The pillion rider – a Venezuelan — was sent flying, and landed on the parapet, while Kishore and the motorcycle proceeded into the nearby canal.Several minutes later, he was pulled from the water and was reported dead.Residents say the taxi service owner had earlier been seen imbibing at a bar in Blairmont, and was on his way out of the village when the accident occurred.Reports are also that the motorcycle was acquired a few days prior to Friday’s accident.Meanwhile, the pillion rider was rushed to the Fort Wellington Cottage Hospital, where she was receiving medical attention up to press time. She reportedly suffered a broken hip and leg, and is suffering from internal injuries to her chest.The driver of the car was taken into custody and is currently assisting with investigations. No trace of alcohol was detected when a breathalyzer test was conducted on the taxi driver.Dead: Tryone Kishore
0Shares0000Homecoming: Frank Lampard is close to becoming the new Chelsea manager © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 1 – Derby County have excused manager Frank Lampard from the start to the Championship club’s pre-season training programme with the former midfielder expected to complete a return to Chelsea this week.Lampard was last week given permission to speak to the Blues, with whom he won 13 trophies in 13 years as a player at Stamford Bridge. “Derby County Football Club has excused Frank Lampard from reporting back for pre-season training on Monday and Tuesday to allow his discussions regarding a potential move to Chelsea to be concluded as soon as possible,” Derby said in a statement on Monday.“On the assumption that Frank will reach an agreement with Chelsea to become their new manager, the club shall step up its efforts to find a replacement manager.”Chelsea have been seeking a new manager since Maurizio Sarri departed to take charge of Juventus last month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Magheroarty PierIndependent TD Thomas Pringle and Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEaspuig have welcomed the news that Donegal County Council have applied to the Dept of Agriculture Food and Marine and Rionn na Gaeltacht for funding to carry out a study at Magheroarty Pier.‘Since the pier has been built there has been trouble with the build-up of sand at the pier affecting fishermen and the ferry to Tory Island. There are times that the pier could be left completely useless as a result’, said MacGiollaEaspuig.‘Donegal County Council has to regularly spend substantial amounts of money dredging to keep the pier in operation. This is expensive and means that environmental consents have to be secured each time that work needs to be done’ he says. According to Independent TD Thomas Pringle, this funding application, if granted, will allow all the statutory procedures to be completed to try and solve this problem once and for all.“We need these procedures to be carried out so we can fully understand the extent of situation and see how to go about solving it.‘The environmental impact assessment, wave studies, design and planning issues would all be examined through this process. Ultimately, we could end up with a design and a solution to the ongoing problem. While the cost may be substantial initially for the work, it will be cheaper in the long run when Donegal Council will not have to constantly fund dredging works,’ says Pringle.Pringle and MacGiollaEaspuig say they ‘would like to commend the work of the local committee in Magheroarty who have kept the pier high on the agenda and have pushed for this application for a long time. The task now is to try and secure the initial funding. WELCOME FOR COUNCIL’S APPLICATION FOR MAGHEROARTY PIER FUNDING was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 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:donegalfundingMagheroarty Pierstudy
VIEWPOINT: You can send your views to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below.Here Ellen Nelson from Carndonagh argues about what different steps our government could have taken to deal with the economic crisis.It’s probably not a concept that the present Irish government, banks and lawmakers want to think about, but the fact is, Iceland’s economy has grown by leaps and bounds since the government there implemented widespread debt forgiveness for many of its citizens. The initiative came about following protests by Icelanders in 2008-2009 who were angry at the country’s leaders and bankers for its fiscal and economic collapse. At one point, protestors gathered around the Parliament building and pelted it with rocks.In the ensuing months, Iceland banks have forgiven loans equaling 13 percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product, which has eased the debt burden for more than 25 percent of Iceland’s population, according to a February 2011 report published by the Icelandic Financial Services Association.You could safely say that Iceland followed the textbook example of what is required in a crisis. Any economist worth his salt would agree with this.Iceland’s slow ascent out of the economic abyss began in 2008, following an $85 billion default by the country’s banks. Its economy in 2012 surpassed that of the entire euro zone, as well as the developed world on average (including the world’s largest economy, the United States, whose economy grew at an anemic 2.2 percent in the first quarter of last year), according to an estimate by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). And, while the rest of the continent continues to drown in debt, most polls now indicate that Icelanders don’t want any part of joining the European Union, which is in its fifth year of debt crisis.The island’s households were helped by an agreement between the government and the banks, which are still partly controlled by the state, to forgive debt exceeding 110 percent of home values. On top of that, a Supreme Court ruling in June 2010 found loans indexed to foreign currencies were illegal, meaning households no longer need to cover krona losses which is the Icelandic currency.The lesson to be learned from Iceland’s crisis is that if other countries think it’s necessary to write down debts, they should look at how successful the 110 percent agreement was.Iceland’s $13 billion annual economy declined 6.7 percent the following year, in 2009, but has since rebounded and will expand by 2.4 percent in 2013, the OECD estimated. Meanwhile, in the rest of debt-ridden Europe, the economy will collectively expand by a paltry 0.2 percent this year and only 1.6 percent the next, OECD estimates said in November.Ellen Nelson New Park CarndonaghVIEWPOINT: IRELAND SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED ICELAND was last modified: February 14th, 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:VIEWPOINT: IRELAND SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED ICELAND
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One mistake. That’s all it took to spoil an otherwise dazzling major-league starting debut from A’s right-hander Tanner Anderson on Monday night.Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe picked on Anderson’s sinker that didn’t sink, slamming a one-out, two-run homer in the sixth inning, jump-starting Tampa Bay’s 6-2 victory at Tropicana Field.The A’s avoided their third shutout of the season on Stephen Piscotty’s one-out RBI double in the ninth, followed by Robbie Grossman’s …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Corn & Wheat is hosting its annual Tallest Stalk Contest at the Farm Science Review, September 20-22, 2016. All Ohio farmers are encouraged to participate.Stalks may be checked-in between 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. on Tuesday, September 20, or 9 A.M. and 1 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.“The Ohio Corn & Wheat Tallest Stalk Contest does more than just provide farmers an opportunity for friendly competition,” said Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat. “It gives them an opportunity to showcase their hard work from this growing season.”Judging will occur on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. Winners will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Ohio Corn & Wheat’s website. Cash prizes are awarded to the top five stalks, with first place receiving $300.Visit ohiocornandwheat.org for contest rules.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No change in the forecast this morning in terms of temps, number of systems and timing arrival. We are tweaking slightly precipitation totals from the system in the extended period, but other than that, everything looks similar.We see some sunshine again today and sunshine is a major part of the forecast through the next 7 days. We are dry for that entire period, through at least next Wednesday. Temps will not be as cold today, and we will moderate just a little more tomorrow. For the weekend into early next week we get closer to normal, and then next Tuesday-Wednesday we can be pretty mild. WE are not really well above normal, but we are calling temps at midweek next week “mild” due to the stark contrast to what we have dealt with over the past few days. Sunshine will make all temps feel better too.Our next system arrives next Thursday afternoon and evening and goes into Friday. Clouds build Thursday morning ahead of its arrival. Rains are likely, with totals from .3″ and down, but we expect 80% coverage. There is still some model disagreement on the systems timing, with some pushing back fully into Friday, but there is no doubt we have a system to deal with at some point late next week. Behind that front we return to full sunshine to finish out the 10 day period and go right through Monday the 25th, the first 2 days of the extended forecast window. The map at right shows cumulative moisture potential from now through next Friday.Clouds increase Tuesday the 26th, and we have rain from late afternoon on through Wednesday the 27th. Rain totals look a little less substantial this morning, with .25″-.75″ potential, but coverage will be at a full 100% of Ohio. The good news is that we are done with precipitation by Wednesday night. That means thanksgiving on the 28th will be at least partly sunny, and then Black Friday, the 29th, we start with sun, but look for clouds to increase again ahead of another system for the final weekend in November.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web Although Skype has not been fully restored for everyone, the company has updated its blog with an indication of what’s happening to cause such a widespread and lengthy outage in the VOIP service. According to spokesperson Peter Parkes, problems with the Skype network’s “supernodes” are responsible – something it may take several more hours to fix.As Parkes notes, “Skype isn’t a network like a conventional phone or IM network – instead, it relies on millions of individual connections between computers and phones to keep things up and running.” In other words, Skype uses a peer-to-peer, rather than a client-server model in order to connect callers. Some of these connections, says Parkes, operate as “supernodes” – “the phone directories for Skype.” And apparently a number of these supernodes failed this morning.This explanation certainly supports the cascading failures we reported earlier today, with Skype connections dropping from 21 million to around 1 million (by our accounts here at ReadWriteWeb as, like many remote workers, we scrambled for another communication tool).Parkes says that it may take hours for new supernodes to be readied, and even longer for other Skype features such as group video calling to be restored.