Watch St Jago’s girls in Penn 4x400m

first_img Vere Technical will be hoping to add another title to their cupboard here as they are one of the most successful girls’ teams at this meet and are anxious for another title since their last win in 2013. Defending champions Edwin Allen will be hoping to make it four wins in a row in the event. Last year, they were considered underdogs, but showed in 2016 that they enjoy competing at the Penn Relays. They have not been competitive this season, but with two members from the past two winning teams – Patrice Moodie and Janiel Moore – still at school, they could use their experience here to surprise their more fancied rivals. A close one is expected here with St Jago, who will parade young Reid, Kimora Francis and Alysha Kelly getting the slight edge to top their rivals. SUCCESSFUL GIRLS’ TEAM The girls’ high school 4×400 metres will attract a lot of attention at this weekend’s Penn Relays in Philadelphia as the event could prove to be very competitive with Hydel High, St Jago High, Holmwood Technical, Vere Technical and Edwin Allen High expected to have a close battle. The Corey Bennett-coached Hydel, led by Roneisha McGregor and Shian Salmon, will be hoping for their first success in a Championships Relay as they have been the form team this season. The school clocked 3:35.15 at the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships last month and will have the top time going into the meet. In that event, they turned back St Jago (3:36.47) and Holmwood (3:36.60). Coach Keilando Goburn, after seeing his girls doing so well in the 400 metres at Champs, will be very motivated as one of his top 400m runners, Class Three champion Joanne Reid, was not a part of his 4x400m team and with her now coming in the squad for Penns, the lanky runner could make a big difference. St Jago will be hoping to end their long drought here with their last victory coming in 2000. Holmwood challenged Edwin Allen strongly last year, but anchor-leg runner Ashley Williams fell, and they will be hoping to recoup losses. They won at the Gibson McCook Relays and could make it their first win since 2011 at the Penn Relays.last_img read more

‘I’m no criminal!’ Costa blasts Chelsea

first_imgHe says Chelsea “want to sell me to China”, but has reiterated his desire to return to former club Atletico Madrid, who are under a transfer ban until January.“I am waiting for Chelsea to set me free. I didn’t want to leave. I was happy. When the manager does not want you, you have to go,” Costa said in an interview published in Monday’s Daily Mail.“In January, things happened with the coach. I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it. I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen.“They gave me a week extra off, but since then it’s fines all the way. They want me training with the reserves. I am not going to do that. I am not a criminal and I am not in the wrong here.“So, if they need to fine me, let them fine me.”Costa was particularly scathing in his criticism of Conte, who led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa says Antonio Conte no longer wants him at Chelsea. PHOTO/SKY.“I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job and I can see that. But as a person — no,” said Costa, who was speaking in his hometown of Lagarto in northeastern Brazil.“He is not a coach who is very close with his players. He is very distant. He doesn’t possess charisma.”Faced with Atletico’s inability to recruit players, Costa said he would rather spend a year not playing than join another club.“My desire is to go to Atletico,” he said. “I have rejected other offers. They want to sell me to China or other teams. If I’m off, I’m going to the club I want to go to, not the club that’s paying the most.“I am open to being a year in Brazil without playing, even if Chelsea fine me for a year and don’t pay me. I’ll come back stronger. If I was in the wrong, I’d go back now and do as they say.”Chelsea opened their title defence in disastrous fashion on Saturday, losing 3-2 at home to Burnley, with Costa’s replacement Alvaro Morata coming off the bench to score.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Diego Costa looked to be on the brink of leaving Chelsea for the Chinese Super League in January, but stayed put and contributed 20 goals to their Premier League title successLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 14-Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Diego Costa has launched an angry broadside against both the club and manager Antonio Conte, accusing them of treating him like a “criminal”.Costa, 28, has been informed by Conte that he has no future at the club and having been frozen out of the first-team squad, the Brazil-born Spain international has gone home to Brazil.last_img read more

Chelsea youngster joins Walsall

first_img1 Billy Clifford Chelsea have offloaded midfielder Billy Clifford to League One side Walsall.Clifford, who came through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, has signed a short-term deal at Walsall until January.The 21-year-old failed to make a single senior appearance for the Blues and has spent time on loan at Colchester United, Yeovil Town and Belgian club Royal Antwerp.last_img

ANOTHER Chelsea starlet to join Vitesse Arnhem on season-long loan

first_imgStriker Dominic Solanke has joined Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Premier League champions have announced.The 17-year-old made his first-team debut in last October’s Champions League group stage win over Maribor and was an integral member of the teams which won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League.Now Solanke is the latest Chelsea player to move to Holland with Vitesse, with whom the Blues have close ties.He will become the fifth Stamford Bridge youngster to join the Eredivise side for the 2015/2016 season, following in the footsteps of Danilo Pantic, Isaiah Brown, Nathan and Lewis Baker. Dominic Solanke 1last_img

LETTERKENNY CHAMBER ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT – BUT HE’S A FAMILIAR FACE!

first_imgChamber Council 2014/2015: President – Brian McCormick (Pramerica); John Bowe (AIB); Nikki Bradley (JCI); Seamus Browne (Browne Printers); Emma Boylan (Outside the Box); Mark Bundschu (Easons); Niall Callaghan (Callaghan’s XL); Michael Margey (LYIT);); Bernard Dillon (Honorary Member); Bernard Doherty (Ulster Bank); Gerard Grant (Pramerica); Gerard McCormick (Magees Chemist); Clare McNickle (Clare Clothing); Michael Naughton (Clanree Hotel); Tara Rodgers (Bank of Ireland); Charlene Shongo (City of Derry Airport); Frances Spears (Mourne Antiques & Contemporary Crafts); Leonard Watson (Watson Menswear);Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has elected well known businessman Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure as its new President.On taking over the role from outgoing President Gerard Grant, Mr. McCormick said he was very much looking forward to his role in representing the business community of Letterkenny in 2015.Letterkenny Chamber President, Brian McCormick. Photo- Clive Wasson“It is an honour to be nominated and elected as Chamber President by my colleagues in the Chamber Council especially as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. I have served on the Chamber Council for the last 18 years and have played my part in directing the Chamber. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gerard Grant for the energy and time that he committed to this voluntary role and I will endeavour to carry out this role with the same enthusiasm and integrity. “I have taken over at a time when we have seen an improvement in the membership numbers and the finances of the Chamber and I will work this year to build on the good foundation left by the outgoing President. I view this role as a challenging one but also an excellent opportunity to work on behalf of Letterkenny businesses to ensure that we all get a better deal for Letterkenny and the North West and improve the business environment for all.”Brian added that as President of Letterkenny Chamber he will commit to representing the business community in whatever way he can.“We have over the last number of years developed our relationships with key stakeholders across Donegal and we will continue to keep pressure on our local Councillors and TDs to create the best environment for business here in the North West.“Over the next year, while we will take time to celebrate the Chamber’s 50th Anniversary, I will also be firmly focussed on membership numbers and sustainability of the Chamber.” Brian McCormick is no stranger to the position of Chamber President having carried out the role in 2006.The business environment and the Chamber has gone through major changes in the intervening years so while the role is similar there will be significantly different Challenges.Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure opened 20 years ago back in 1995 . As well as Letterkenny Chamber he is a member of Letterkenny Rotary, The Lions Club, Treasurer of Letterkenny Rovers FC and is very active within Tidy Towns and the Town Team.Apart from a new President the Chamber has a new Council. The Chamber Council is consists of 17 members, from a wide variety of business sectors, who meet on a monthly basis and who are responsible for steering the policies, activities and initiatives of the Chamber.LETTERKENNY CHAMBER ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT – BUT HE’S A FAMILIAR FACE! was last modified: January 29th, 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)last_img read more

Fan reveals wife-to-be will let him watch England v Sweden on wedding day

first_imgMeet talkSPORT caller Joe, who has the ultimate World Cup dilemma on his hands – as he explained to Sports Breakfast host Alan Brazil.You can’t write it.Months of planning, you pick out the perfect outfit, choose the venues, send out the invites……but your plans for a dream day are ruined – because you’re getting married!A World Cup only comes around every four years, one where England are genuine contenders perhaps once in a lifetime, and your wedding day has to get in the way – typical!Well, lucky for him, the soon-to-be Mrs Joe is a total legend, as he reveals the big day – this Saturday when England will play Sweden in the quarter-finals – will not be totally ruined.She’s a keeper, Joe!Listen to the whole story from Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above!last_img read more

Traffic delays and water outages in Letterkenny as major works planned

first_imgLetterkenny is set for serious traffic disruption at the end of this month as well as a disruption to water supplies for many residents.It comes as Irish Water is set to complete approximately 750m of 250mm mains rehabilitation works on High road/Windyhall area.The works are due to start at the end of the month and will last approximately three months. Letterkenny Chamber has contacted members over what will be an element of delays on the route.A spokesperson for the Chamber says that while disruption will, of course, be inevitable however they hope it will be kept to a minimum with good communication and planning.The current status of this scheme is that the detailed design works are still ongoing.A Road Opening Licence application has been submitted to Donegal County Council for approval which if approved will provide the appropriate conditions for the works to be carried out including working hours and traffic management. It is anticipated that works will commence at the end of January and will take approx. 3 months to complete. All works will be completed in line with the Road opening licence conditions and the associated traffic management plan.The timeline is subject to approval of road opening licences, as well as completion and agreement of the final design by Donegal County Council.The work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers and may involve some planned short-term water shut offs (4-6hrs).However, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum notice period of 48 hours.You can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan.Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.This plan includes an investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives, called the Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see an investment of €512 million during the period to 2021. The Chamber added that these works are vital to ensuring a clean, safe and reliable public water supply to support our growing population and economy.Traffic delays and water outages in Letterkenny as major works planned was last modified: January 19th, 2018 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:DisruptiondonegalIrish Waterletterkennyroadworkslast_img read more

Travel Alert: Road closed due to overturned truck

first_imgUPDATE: Road has been reopenedA main route outside Ardara has been closed this afternoon following reports of a lorry off the road.The incident occurred on the N56, approx. 4km outside Ardara on the Killybegs side. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.Travel Alert: Road closed due to overturned truck was last modified: April 17th, 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) Tags:ROAD CLOSEDlast_img read more

Liverpool v Chelsea: Willian starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesWillian gets the nod over Pedro to start for Chelsea at Anfield.It is the only change from the Blues’ last league match, against Hull.Keeper Asmir Begovic, who looks set to stay at Chelsea despite interest from Bournemouth, is on the bench.Liverpool, meanwhile, include Nathaniel Clyne after he was passed fit following a rib injury.Sadio Mane, back from the Africa Cup of Nations, is among the Reds’ substitutes.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.Subs: Karius, Mane, Moreno, Lucas, Klavan, Origi, Sturridge. Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Costa, HazardSubs: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Pedro, Batshuayi.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bombardier Beetle Mechanism Explained

first_imgA beetle that has become a creationist icon is examined by evolutionists in a leading journal.Dr. Duane Gish used the bombardier beetle decades ago to challenge evolution: how could a mechanism that delivers a carefully timed and aimed explosion evolve by stepwise Darwinian processes? In Science, evolutionists from MIT, U of Arizona and Brookhaven National Lab learned more about this amazing beetle’s firepower—but they had very little to say about how it might have evolved. Emily Demarco, summarizing the paper in the same issue of Science, had zilch to say about Darwin but quite a bit about design. Look first at her parts list, then how they work together:When threatened, the beetle contracts muscles that open a structure called the interchamber valve, allowing a droplet of a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and chemicals known as hydroquinones to flow from one chamber in the gland to another, the team reports online today in Science. There, the droplet comes into contact with the peroxidase and catalysts that create the noxious chemicals and the reactions that explode them out of the insect’s rear. Pressure from the explosion distends a flexible structure called the expansion membrane, closing the interchamber valve and disrupting the flow of chemicals. When pressure in the chamber drops after the explosion, however, the valve opens again, and a new droplet begins the process once more. Such new insight could help improve technologies like fuel injectors in internal combustion engines, the researchers say.The Editor’s Summary is also silent about evolution:Bombardier beetles shoot a toxic pulse at potential predators and other harassers. The toxic spray is created by a chemical reaction that occurs inside the beetle’s body. Although the details of the reaction are known, how the beetle is able to precisely combine the chemicals at appropriate times and release the pulse at regular intervals has remained a mystery. Arndt et al. used synchrotron x-ray imagery to observe the process as it occurs within live beetles. Expansion and contraction of an internal expansion membrane facilitate the precise cyclic injection of reactants and the subsequent ejection of toxic sprays that keep the beetle’s predators at bay.The only mention of evolution is at the end of the paper, and it only concerns one aspect of the bombardier beetle’s mechanism:The pulsed spray mechanism of brachinine bombardier beetles is remarkably elegant and effective, protecting these beetles from nearly all predators (and incautious humans). The passive mediation of pulsation by mechanical feedback from the explosion is advantageous because it provides automatic regulation of reactant use. Further, the evolutionary change from a continuous defensive spray (exhibited by close relatives of the brachinines) to a pulsed spray required only relatively minor changes to the reaction chamber inlet structures rather than the evolution of novel valve-closing muscles.In other words, they are only talking about how a continuous spray might have evolved into a pulsed spray. This still leaves unaddressed how the reactants could combine without destroying the beetle instead of its target.An MIT press release shows the X-ray videos taken of the firing mechanism, shot at 2,000 frames per second. In the embedded video clip (2 minutes), lead author Eric Arndt, an MIT grad student, begins by saying he wants to understand the beetle and what we can learn from it, but then at the end gives his evolutionary slant about how a continuous spray evolved into a pulsed mechanism by a very “simple” modification.Five years ago, creation researcher Andrew McIntosh of Leeds University won an award for design of a pressure sprayer inspired by the bombardier beetle (12/15/10). So how “simple” is the mechanism? Using intelligent design, his team took five years trying to duplicate it for their invention. McIntosh now travels internationally giving scientific evidence for creation.Speaking of beetles, another odd one was described recently by New Scientist. One might think the stag beetle would have trouble flying with those long jaws that protrude almost as long as the rest of its body. Actually, the article says, the “stag beetle’s unwieldy jaws are surprising slick in flight.”Here’s how evolutionists treat creation arguments: they ignore them. Then they offer brief hand-waving speculations to allege how irreducibly complex mechanisms might have evolved. Once you know their strategy, you find it everywhere. (Visited 176 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more