Bolt, Fraser-Pryce cop CASJA awards

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC):World sprint champ-ions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have copped the major titles in the second annual Caribbean Sports Awards, organised by the Caribbean Sports Journalists Association (CASJA).Bolt was unanimously chosen as the sportsman of the year, beating Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart of T&T and O’Dayne Richards of Jamaica (athletics).The Jamaican sprinter success-fully defended his titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing in August.The judges chose Fraser-Pryce for the sportswoman of the year from a list of 11 nominees, including runners-up Yarisley Silva of Cuba (athletics) and Alia Atkinson (swimming) of Jamaica.Fraser-Pryce continued her sprint dominance to win gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m in Beijing, including anchoring Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team in a championship record time of 41.07.last_img read more

Outar century lead JDF past Manchester

first_imgFormer national Under-19 and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) batsman Rasheed Outar has described the time it took him to score a century against Manchester CA in the second round of the Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island Limited Overs Championship at the weekend as “hard”.Outar, a former Jamaica senior team trials invitee, hit 115 to help pilot his team to a 27 runs win over Manchester at Up Park Camp.The soldiers, who were asked to take first strike, posted 293 for seven off their allotted 50 overs. Sean Bennett with 60 best supported Outar with 60 against Damian Bryce two for 50 off seven overs.Manchester, in reply, were then limited to 266 off 40.5 overs with Sherdon Allen getting 97 and sidelined national off-spinner Jamie Merchant 53.West Indies ‘A’ fast bowler Reynard Leveridge, who recently returned from Sri Lanka after picking up an injury, in returning to action, claimed four for 41 off nine overs, while Rayon Bennett finished with three for 46.”It is one of my hardest hundreds, as batting, it was not flowing,” stated Outar, who was dismissed in the 50th over while attempting to help his team set a bigger total.FINDING THE GAPS”I was not middling the ball with the bat most of the times, I was not finding the gaps that often, and it took a lot out of me.”As a matter fact, I had to run a lot of twos and threes, and scored only one boundary in the first fifty runs I made.”But I wanted the hundred, so I spent as much time at the crease as I could, and in the latter part of my innings, the runs started to flow.”The win was the second for the JDF in as many matches.Elsewhere, St Thomas got the better of defending champions St Catherine CC by 176 runs, Kensington defeated St Mary by seven wickets, Clarendon edged Melbourne by one wicket, St Catherine CA beat Lucas by two wickets, St Ann defeated Kingston and St Andrew by 81 runs, and St James overcame the challenge of Boys’ Town by five wickets.The Portland versus Trelawny encounter at Folly Oval was not played due to rain.last_img read more

Doctors paid for giving drugs

first_imgTwo of the world’s largest drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors every year in return for giving their patients anemia medicines, which regulators now say may be unsafe at commonly used doses. The payments are legal, but very few people outside of the doctors who receive them are aware of their size. Critics, including prominent cancer and kidney doctors, say the payments give physicians an incentive to prescribe the medicines at levels that might increase patients’ risks of heart attacks or strokes. Industry analysts estimate that such payments – to cancer doctors and the other big users of the drugs, kidney dialysis centers – total hundreds of millions of dollars a year and are an important source of profit for doctors and the centers. The payments have risen over the last several years, as the makers of the drugs, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson, compete for market share and try to expand the overall business. Neither Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, nor Johnson & Johnson have disclosed the total amount of the payments. But documents given to The New York Times show that at just one practice in the Pacific Northwest, a group of six cancer doctors received $2.7 million from Amgen for prescribing $9 million worth of the company’s drugs last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration added to concerns about the drugs, releasing a report that suggested that their use might need to be curtailed in cancer patients. The report, prepared by FDA staff scientists, said no evidence indicated that the medicines either improved quality of life in patients or extended their survival, while several studies suggested that the drugs can shorten patients’ lives when used at high doses. Tuesday’s report followed the FDA’s decision in March to strengthen warnings on the drugs’ labels. The report was released in advance of a hearing scheduled for Thursday during which an FDA advisory panel will consider whether the drugs are overused. The medicines – Aranesp and Epogen, from Amgen, and Procrit, from Johnson & Johnson – are among the world’s top-selling drugs, with combined sales of $10 billion last year. In this country, they represent the single biggest drug expense for Medicare and are given to about a million patients each year to treat anemia caused by kidney disease or cancer chemotherapy. Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, said that both patients and doctors would benefit from fuller disclosure about the payments. Still, the anemia drugs can help patients’ quality of life, when used appropriately, Lichtenfeld said.last_img read more

Something has gone wrong at Liverpool! Nicol slams Reds’ tactics and signings

first_imgSteve Nicol believes something has gone wrong at Liverpool as their tough start to the season continued with a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.The Reds have already lost four times this season, compared to last year’s six losses when they finished second in the Premier League, narrowly missing out on winning the title.And the former Anfield star believes manager Brendan Rodgers’ tactics and the club’s new signings have to come into question following their below-par beginning to the campaign.“To say they’ve been a disappointment is an understatement,” Nicol told Extra Time. “[This season] has been an absolute disaster. There is only one man missing from the squad they had last year and that’s Luis Suarez, everybody else is still there.“Something has gone wrong somewhere down the line. All this teamwork and all this chemistry they had last year has disappeared.“The biggest question isn’t about Brendan’s tactics, which are questionable. The biggest question is actually, who is making the decisions on the signings?“When you finish second in the Premier League and you have the amount of money Liverpool had to spend and you don’t spend it wisely that is the question I would be asking. Who signed these guys?”last_img read more

‘Positive’ news for Arsenal ahead of Barcelona – injury latest

first_img Arsene Wenger has no new injury problems ahead of Barcelona’s visit 2 Arsene Wenger said he has no injury worries ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League last 16 match against Barcelona.The manager revealed Mesut Ozil was rested against Hull in the weekend’s FA Cup fifth round due to illness, with Aaron Ramsey also given a break.“I believe the positive of the day is that [Danny] Welbeck came through quite well. He started for the first time in 10 months and he was one of the positives of the day,” he told Arsenal.com after the 1-1 draw with Hull at the Emirates.Gabriel is still a week away from returning, meaning he won’t get to face Barca, while Jack Wilshere is “three or four weeks” away, according to Wenger, while it is also too early for Santi Cazorla.center_img 2last_img read more

Crystal Palace ready £3m bid for Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon

first_imgCrystal Palace are set to continue their summer spending spree by tabling an offer for Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon.The Italian defender worked under Alan Pardew for three years at Newcastle and the Palace manager now wants him back in the Premier League at Selhurst Park.Santon was a bit-part player for Roberto Mancini’s Inter last season, making just 12 Serie A appearances for the San Siro club.According to Sky Italia, Santon will be available on the cheap this summer and Palace are understood to be readying a £3m bid for the 25-year-old.Santon began his senior career with Inter before joining Newcastle in 2011, but his progress has stalled since he left St James’ Park.However, Pardew has apparently spoken to Santon and told him a move to Palace will help him regain a place in Italy’s national side. Crystal Palace target Davide Santon 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR DEFEAT NAOMH CONAILL IN OPENING LEG OF U16 CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Well done to Donegal senior ladies on winning the Ulster Final for the first time last Sunday and also to the county’s Under 21 hurlers who also won at the weekend, best of luck to Donegal seniors against Galway this Saturday in Croke Park. Underage Hard luck to our Under 14s who were defeated by a very good Buncrana side in the county final last Friday in Letterkenny.  Our Under 16s beat Naomh Conaill 3-08 to 0-11 in the opening round of the championship last Wednesday in Towney they play the second leg this Tuesday in Glenties at 7pm.Club AppWe have 180 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,000 this week’s numbers were: 4, 12, 17 and 20 winners were: €50 Susan and Aaron Molly (Cashelcarn) €30 Sean Byrne (Cashel) and €20 Brian Carr (Cruckarra).  Lotto Plus numbers 3, 4, 14 and 29 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Margaret Byrne, €80 Bridget O’Gara, Bella Cunningham €70 Mairead Gallagher, Maire McShane, Eileen Boyle, Ann McGeehan, Annie McGinley, Catherine Johnston and Margaret Ann McBrearty next Sundays Jackpot in €5,050.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAA GAA NEWS: KILCAR DEFEAT NAOMH CONAILL IN OPENING LEG OF U16 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 28th, 2015 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:Sportlast_img read more

The bizarre reason Liverpool could win race to sign £45m wonderkid

first_img RANKED Liverpool could have an ace up their sleeve in the race to sign Nicolo Barella.Barella, the Cagliari midfielder, was linked with a move to Anfield over the summer, but he failed to secure a switch to England. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ James has been involved with Liverpool for over six years Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti There is also interest in the 21-year-old Italy youth international from his homeland, with Milan and Inter said to be tracking a player rated at around £45million.Having stayed with Cagliari for another season Barella, who netted six times in 35 appearances last term, has opened up on the summer interest in him – revealing offers were made earlier this year.“Cagliari received offers and turned them down,” Barella told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I am happy to have remained with the club I support.” moving on LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Though Barella refused to reveal who was interested in securing his services, he did comment on his future and admit a move to England would be his preference.And while Liverpool are likely to face a transfer battle now Barella has revealed England is where his future lies, Anfield chiefs will not be too worried as they have a key advantage over their rival Premier League clubs – LeBron James.Barella continued: “If I had to choose between Serie A and the Premier League, I’d go for England, because I like the way they approach the game. Plus everyone there is just as irritable and prone to fouls as me!“My dream is to get a nice house with a garden and a pool. And to meet LeBron James.” Barella has caught the eye with a series of excellent performances in Serie A Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race REVEALED Latest transfer news Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets James, the NBA superstar, got hold of a 2 per cent stake of Liverpool back in 2011, and his share is now said to be worth around $32million.He was at Wembley on Saturday to watch the Reds’ defeat of Tottenham as they continued their 100 per cent start to the season, and Barella will get one step closer to finally meeting his idol if he opted to complete a switch to Anfield.last_img read more

BOGUS COLLECTORS USE NAME OF DONEGAL PET RESCUE IN CASH SCAM

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known animal charities has issued a warning after a number of bogus collections were carried out on its behalf.The collections were made in the Letterkenny area in recent days on behalf of Donegal Pet Rescue.A number of young women are believed to have called to housing estates carrying out door-to-door collections. However a spokesperson for DPR say they have not organised any such collection and believe people may have been acting illegally.The spokesperson warned members of the public that anybody belonging to Donegal Pet Rescue will most likely be wearing an official DPR vest and carrying ID.“Unfortunately it appears that this is not a legitimate collection, as they have not been in touch with our fundraising director with regards to this collection,” he said.It is not known how much money was collected during the bogus door-to-door operation. Donegal Pet Rescue was set up in 2000 to rehome abandoned cats and dogs across Co Donegal.It’s a non-profit organization which denies on donations from the public and its patron is Sir Gerry Robinson. BOGUS COLLECTORS USE NAME OF DONEGAL PET RESCUE IN CASH SCAM was last modified: December 20th, 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:BOGUS COLLECTIONSDOENGAL PET RESCUElast_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENTS EXCEL NATIONALLY IN ACCOUNTANCY EXAMS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgETB Presentation. Photo Clive WassonDonegal ETB have been running accounting technician courses on a full time basis for the last 4 years in the training centre in Letterkenny.In the recent second year exams three students excelled nationally.Mairead Murray came 11th and Eamonn Kelly came 28th on a national basis.  Barbara Friel obtained full marks in Integrated Accounting Systems exam.Nationally 1055 students sat accounting technician year 2 exams. Shaun Purcell chief executive of the Donegal ETB recently made a presentation to the students to recognise their success in a national examination in which over 1000 students enrol for.The accounts technician qualification is much sought after by employers and also obtains exemptions from the main professional accounting bodies.Donegal ETB is enrolling for both Year 1&2 courses commencing September 2015.For further information on Accounting Technicians click here:http://www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie/Files/Documents_and_Forms/2014_2015_Student_Prospectus.pdfFor further information please contact Course Recruitment Donegal ETB Training centre on 074 9120500 or email coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.iePhotos by Clive Wasson.DONEGAL STUDENTS EXCEL NATIONALLY IN ACCOUNTANCY EXAMS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 14th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more