Richards seeks improvement

first_img CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF Kurt Roberts, who was a surprise winner in Shanghai, will get a chance to prove that this was no fluke with world champion Joe Kovacs and other heavyweights such as Tom Walsh and Reese Hoffa, who have both gone above 21m already this year as well as Ryan Whiting and Jordan Clarke, all guaranteeing a high-quality showdown and more than enough motivation for the Jamaican. Last year, Richards logged 20.06m and seventh place at this meet during a period where he only registered two throws that got to 21m in his first 10 meets. Still, besides his need to get back in top physical condition, there isn’t too much that the Jamaican should be worried about if last season is anything to go by, after five of his seven post-June throws landed beyond the 21m mark. EUGENE, Oregon: World championships bronze-medal winner and national record holder O’Dayne Richards will be looking for major improvement as he competes today in the men’s shot put at the two-day Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Richards is the only Jamaican in action on the opening day of what is expected to be an intriguing weekend of track and field in Eugene, with the women’s long jump and women’s discus events being the other two Diamond League events on the schedule for the day. The Jamaican will compete at 8:18 p.m. (10:18 p.m. Jamaica time). Richards, who twice threw 21.69m last season, including during the final at the World Championships in Beijing, China, was a shadow of himself during his season-opening series at the recent Shanghai Diamond League meet in China. The MVP star could only manage a 19.22m effort, which left him down the pile, but he will be hoping to get closer to the 21m mark as he continues to regain his strength and confidence following surgery a few weeks ago. Richards had a metal rod implanted in his shin bone through his knee after taking measures to correct a stress fracture in the shin. After his competition, the 27-year-old admitted that he was somewhat scared to push himself in the circle in Shanghai. He is aware that he has a lot of work to do if he is to get back to his best form in time for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It may still be too early to expect too much from the thrower, but he will certainly not be short on inspiration given the quality of the athletes gathered in Eugene for this event.last_img read more

Teen granted bail over chopping incident

first_imgA teenager who appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse on Tuesday charged with assault, causing actual bodily harm, was granted bail following an appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The defendant, 19-year-old Raheem Bristol, of 251 Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, is accused of unlawfully and maliciously assaulting the Virtual Complainant (VC), Jamal Pork along the One Mile Public Road on April 21, 2016.The prosecution indicated that the defendant and the VC were known to each other. It is alleged that on the day in question, there was an altercation between the two in the vicinity of the One Mile wash bay, which led to Bristol repeatedly chopping Pork from behind with a cutlass, causing him to sustain numerous injuries.The VC reported the incident to the Wismar Police Station and was treated at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) where a medical certificate was obtained.The defendant was granted bail in the sum of $25,000. He is scheduled to make his next court appearance on September 27.last_img read more

FC Basel deny Tottenham have tabled bid for Swiss starlet Breel Embolo

first_img1 Basel have denied receiving any bids from Tottenham for teenage forward Breel Embolo.A product of Basel’s youth academy, Embolo has won admirers for a hugely promising campaign, where he racked up 12 goals for his club as well as scoring his maiden international goal for Switzerland.Tottenham have been put on alert to the powerful forward’s talent and reportedly sent scouts to Switzerland to keep an eye on the 19-year-old in recent weeks.However, Basel president Bernhard Heusler has quashed rumours that the club have been in contact with Spurs to discuss a summer transfer.“No offer exists from Tottenham, and there is nothing to suggest that Breel’s path leads into that direction,” he told Blick.“It is one of the rumours that are being thrown around at the moment.” Spurs are big fans on 19-year-old Swiss forward Breel Embolo last_img read more

Tottenham XI to face Inter Milan: New signing to miss out in Norway?

first_img Centre-back: Kevin Wimmer 11 Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris – Click the right arrow above to see how Tottenham could line up against Inter Milan… Right-wing: Erik Lamela 11 11 Left-back: Danny Rose Attacking midfield: Dele Alli Left-wing: Christian Eriksen 11 11 Centre-back: Toby Alderweireld Central midfield: Eric Dier 11 Right-back: Kyle Walker After two defeats in Australia, Tottenham will want to end their pre-season exertions with a victory against Inter Milan in Oslo.Mauricio Pochettino’s men lost to Juventus and Atletico Madrid while Down Under, although their squad was depleted and they actually put in decent showings.Now comes the test of Serie A side Inter, who have also had two defeats this summer, against Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.But with Spurs’ England stars returning to action, who will Pochettino be playing against the Italians?Click the right arrow above to see how we predict Tottenham could look against Inter Milan… 11 Central midfield: Harry Winks 11 11 11 11 Striker: Harry Kanelast_img read more

Chelsea defender apologises to Pavard after inflicting horrific neck injury

first_img possible standings RANKED highlights Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has issued an apology to Benjamin Pavard after accidentally standing on his neck during last night’s UEFA Nations League clash between Germany and France.The German centre-back’s studs caught Pavard as they challenged for the ball in the first-half, leaving him with horrendous-looking scratches on his neck. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware However, Rudiger insists the stamp was completely accidental and wished the Stuttgart right-back a speedy recovery.He tweeted: “Sorry for @BenPavard28, it wasn’t intentional. I have apologised to him right after it happened and I also want to use this opportunity to wish him a speedy recovery!”Fortunately, Pavard was fine to continue playing, but could be left with some hefty scars.The game finished goalless as Didier Deschamps’ side competed for the first time since winning the World Cup. Pavard shows the damage caused to his neck MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

Pair Of Bulldogs Earn All-MVC Softball Honors

first_imgRoemmich played in 48 games, including starting the final 37 games of the regular season at shortstop, in her first season. The local product from West Des Moines Valley set the table for Drake’s offense in the leadoff spot with a team-leading .388 batting average. Roemmich raised her play in MVC action with a .432 batting average, which ranks second in the league. Roemmich has a team-leading 11 doubles, 52 hits and a .481 on-base percentage and is tied for the team-lead in runs scored with 26. In the field, she tallied a .967 fielding percentage along with 77 putouts, 99 assists and committed just six errors. NORMAL, Ill. – Freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) of the Drake University softball team has been selected to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Softball Second Team while senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) was picked to the MVC All-Defensive Team, it was announced Wednesday, May 10 evening at the 2017 MVC Softball awards banquet. Sowa is the Bulldogs’ defensive anchor in the outfield with seven assists and 76 putouts. At the plate, she is hitting .296 with four home runs, nine doubles, 23 runs batted in and has drawn a team-leading 27 walks. The MVC All-Defensive team is completed by the league coaches who each nominate one player to the squad.center_img No. 6 Drake will play No. 7 Missouri State on Thursday in the opening round of the MVC Tournament in Normal. First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. and the game will be shown on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgHe’s done it again!!!That man Rory Gallagher who still has us singing Jimmy’s Winning Matches after every game in Croke Park, has penned a brilliant poem that will have you pumped for the All-Ireland SFC final against Kerry in two weeks time. Simply click on the video above to enjoy listening to Rory’s latest poem, you won’t be disappointed. DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: RORY PENS ANOTHER ODE TO JIMMY! was last modified: September 8th, 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:DDTVFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgJOB VACANCY: Gallagher’s Bakery Ardara are seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Officer to become part of their hard-working and innovative workforce.Due to the growth of the company it has become necessary to recruit a Quality Assurance Officer.The QA Officer will be reporting into the QA Supervisor. Job Responsibilities will include:• Daily Checks on the floor including metal detection verification, weight verification, correct packaging used, correct date coding information used and quality checks on final product to include colour texture and size.• Collection and retention of samples for use in investigation of customer complaints and shelf analysis this will be for every production run.• Collection of samples for microbial and nutritional analysis under the direction of the QA supervisor. • Monitoring Factory Hygiene and GMP on a daily basis.• Issuing and following up non-conforming issues to ensure effective close out and ensure that data is available for trending and improvement.• Collation of data regarding environmental conditions such as temperatures for trending and statistical control purposes.• Swabbing of machinery and employees to ensure cleaning is effective under direction of QA supervisor.• Collection and monitoring of factory floor paperwork to ensure completion. Key Skills:• A food qualification or food industry experience would be desirable but not necessary• Good interpersonal skills• Good team worker • Flexible with working hours• Can work on own initiativePlease email your CV to Margaret Kelly at by the 01 April 2015.JOB VACANCY: GALLAGHER’S BAKERY SEEKING TO RECRUIT QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER was last modified: March 25th, 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:Gallagher’s BakeryjobsnewsQuality Assurance Officerlast_img read more


first_imgHave you an idea that you think will come the next Snapchat of Facebook?If so, you need to attend a unique business seminar which takes place in Co Donegal next month. The Gaeltech Business Conference event takes place in the Áislann Centre in Ghaoth Dobhair on Friday and Saturday, 4th and 5th September.The two day event features some of the world’s leading experts in social media experts, business people and motivational speakers.Simply click on the video to learn more about this great conference.DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESS SEMINAR SEEKING THE NEXT SNAPCHAT OR FACEBOOK IDEA was last modified: August 24th, 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) Tags:DDTVdonegalGAELTECHGaoth Dobhairlast_img read more

3 killed in clashes near Dera HQ

first_imgThree persons were killed and four sustained injuries in violent clashes between the supporters of the Dera chief and the police in Sirsa as violence erupted near the Dera headquarters here on Friday evening, soon after the CBI court pronounced its verdict holding Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty in a rape case.The clashes took place around 5 p.m. after a mob torched a milk plant, a paper mill and a power sub-station near Shahpur Begu village. A Hindi news channel journalist was also manhandled by the mob.3 in serious conditionOne of the deceased has been identified as Wazir Chand, a resident of Sukh Sagar Colony. The identities of the other two deceased were yet to be established. “Three of the injured are serious and have been referred to the medical college hospital in Abroha,” said Deputy Director, Haryana Public Relations Department, Satish Mehra.The violent protests against the verdict, however, mostly remained confined to the neighbourhood of the Dera Sacha Sauda premises on the outskirts of the city. Gurbaksh, one of the Dera followers, said the verdict was not acceptable to him and lakhs of the supporters.last_img read more