MONACO (AP):The global association of Olympic athletes says it’s unfair that all Russia’s track and field athletes have been banned from international competition because of allegations of state-sponsored doping.The World Olympians Association (WOA) calls for an “urgent solution” that allows athletes who have not been involved in doping to be able to compete.The WOA issued a statement yesterday saying clean athletes should “have their rights and their reputations protected and honoured”.Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF following a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency panel that detailed widespread doping. The sanction could keep Russian track and field athletes out of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The WOA suggests that athletes from suspended countries who have clean doping records could undergo “extraordinary testing sessions” clearing them to compete.The WOA has ties to Russia through its patron, Prince Albert of Monaco, who has vacationed in the past with Russian President Vladimir Putin. WOA president Joel Bouzou is an adviser to Prince Albert and received a Russian state medal in 2012.
Jorginho James looked like a man on a mission when he took to the football field on Sunday night, and he left the field feeling accomplished after giving Harbour View a 1-1 draw with Boys’ Town in their opening match of the 2015/2016 Red Stripe Premier League season.When the 21-year-old entered the field late in the second half, his team, Harbour View, were trailing visitors Boys’ Town 0-1 courtesy of a goal beautifully constructed by Michael Blygen and Peter Keys and finished by the latter. Every move James made showed intent and had observers who had watched him over the years remarking that he looked a different player.His industry and intent paid off in the 83rd minute as his strike from just outside the 18-yard box eclipsed Keys’ in beauty. That strike eased the tension at Harbour View and sent theplayer’s confidence sky high as his face lit up the park.’elated'”I am feeling elated. We were training to kick shots and score from the top of the ‘D’ as I am an attacker, so coach put me out there and gave me the confidence to go out there and get a goal for the team,” the former Wolmer’s and Kingston College Manning Cup representative said at the end of the game.That performance and the strike, James said, meant so much to him, as ever since he scored on his debut for the Reggae Boyz as a 17-year-old in a win against Cuba, he struggled to find footballhappiness.”It has been a long time since I have got back to myself, and I feel it now. I don’t know why, but I had a great preseason. Even though I did not start tonight, I was pretty much pumped up for this game and pumped up for the upcoming season; so, this season, you are going to see a lot more of Jorginho James,” the speedyplayer promised.After his successful debut, James said things threatened to take off for him, but nothing materialised.”I made my Reggae Boyz debut as a 17-year-old, and I have been working on getting back to that place. I have been moving in and out of the season on trials and so forth, trying to get myself up and outside of Jamaica, but I finally decided to settle down and have a full season here and see what happens,” said the man who was named after a famous Brazilian wing back.Among the opportunities James tried to capitalise on was one in Japan.”I was offered a contract in the J-League some months right after I scored for Jamaica on my debut. I have been in the US, I was in Finland a couple months ago.”In fact, I played a couple practice matches for the J-League team, and something went wrong and negotiations failed between the two clubs. I spent four months in the US practising with a club thathas some affiliation with the Philadelphia Union. I trained with some College guys (this was last summer),” he explained.James expressed confidence that with the support of his coaches and encouragement of his team-mates, he will achieve his goals.
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It’s a pattern of miscalculation that Marshall says has been a common theme for Scheer since entering politics.“There’s this long history of people underestimating Andrew and him overcoming the expectations,” Marshall said in an interview with The Canadian Press.Scheer, 40, is now the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and is in a race with a much higher office at the finish line.And although his Conservative party was soundly defeated four years ago under the leadership of Stephen Harper, who had become deeply unpopular in many regions of the country, Scheer and his team believe they have a real chance at victory.Advertisement He spoke too quickly back then, recalls Conservative Sen. Denise Batters with a laugh. Her late husband Dave Batters, also from Saskatchewan, was also a rookie member of Parliament with Scheer in 2004.When she first heard Scheer was challenging the NDP’s Nystrom for the seat in Regina-Qu’Appelle, Batters says she was among those who didn’t believe he could beat the veteran MP.“I thought, ‘Well, good for you,’ but I thought ‘That’s going to be a bit of a tough one,’ ” she says.The same thing happened when Scheer sought — and won — the speakership of the House of Commons in 2011. At 32, he became the youngest person in the chamber’s history to hold the title.“A lot of people said, ‘Are you kidding? We’re never going to have a speaker that young,’” says Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, who was also was elected to Parliament at the same time as Scheer.Advertisement OTTAWA — It was a hot August day in 2003 when Conservative campaign manager Hamish Marshall first learned not to underestimate Andrew Scheer.It was Scheer’s wedding day and Marshall was a guest, sitting at a table with a few well-to-do Regina businessmen, when talk about Scheer’s future began.At the time, the 24-year-old Scheer had recently moved to Saskatchewan and was working at an insurance company, waiting tables on the side.- Advertisement -During one of the wedding speeches, someone mentioned young Scheer had ambitions to run for public office — which caused the businessmen to emit a few quiet chortles.“Oh, well isn’t that cute,” Marshall recalls them saying to one another. Nine months later, Scheer was elected a member of Parliament, first beating a player for the popular Saskatchewan Roughriders for the Conservative nomination, then winning the Regina-Qu’Appelle riding from NDP MP Lorne Nystrom, the longest-serving member in the House of Commons at the time.Advertisement Caucus members and party insiders say Scheer’s thoughtful and measured approach, his ability to build consensus among his team and his more humble beginnings make him the perfect foil to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail. Trudeau was born when his father Pierre was prime minister, grew up in material comfort, and has been something of a celebrity his whole life.Scheer’s more down-to-earth beginnings have become a key talking point for his team and for Scheer himself, especially as he criss-crossed the country in the weeks leading up to the election campaign’s official start.During a speech in Cape Breton in August, Scheer told supporters about his vision for a “new Conservative government” that would create a country in which “a kid who grew up in a townhouse in a family who didn’t own a car, whose grandparents lived in a two-room house with nine children on a dirt road in rural, now suburban, Toronto — can stand in a room like this, running to be the next prime minister of Canada.”Barely glancing at his prepared remarks, Scheer appeared jovial and at ease at the podium in Cape Breton — a polish that Marshall admits has taken time to achieve as the father of five evolved from being a young MP to a party leader.Born in Ottawa to a nurse and a newspaper librarian, Scheer finished his undergraduate degree in Saskatchewan and then ran for Parliament there in 2004.Advertisement “I think they’d underestimated how many relationships he had built across party lines, how much respect he had earned as a hard worker and a thoughtful parliamentarian.”Batters says Scheer and his team used a similar approach in 2017 when he ran to become leader of the Conservative party as he did when he ran for Speaker: appealing to Tories as a “solid second choice” in the ranked-ballot vote.It worked. He trailed from the first ballot but eked out a win on the 13th against the frontrunner, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier. He became the second leader ever of the modern Conservative Party of Canada, following the 2003 merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservatives.Since then, he has used his steady, quiet approach to keep the party from churning into a mess of internal squabbles — an achievement party insiders are quick to highlight, in light of the party’s history of splintering after electoral defeats.They don’t count Bernier’s dramatic departure last year. He quit the party, calling it “morally corrupt” under Scheer’s leadership, and started his own, libertarian political party that some believe could split the right in some key battleground ridings.Scheer’s boosters note that Bernier did not entice any other Conservative MPs or senators to follow him, “and nobody was tempted,” Marshall insists.“He (Bernier) had six or seven caucus members supporting him in the leadership and none of them were even vaguely tempted to go that way.”Now, with a number of polls suggesting the Conservatives are in a virtual dead heat with the Liberals as voting day draws near, Scheer’s campaign manager and members of his team say they believe Scheer’s many unexpected past victories give them plenty of reason to believe he can lead the Conservatives to electoral success on Oct. 21.Marshall admits the party’s chances look a lot better than some may have anticipated after its defeat just four years ago, or when Scheer took over. Marshall rejects any notion that Scheer was ever out to be a caretaker leader, quietly rebuilding the party and preparing it for someone else to take to power — Scheer has always been in it to win.“That’s always been his goal, but I think other people can see that there’s a path forward,” Marshall says.Now, the focus is on remaining disciplined and staying on message — using Scheer’s middle-class roots to sell him to Canadians as the opposite of Trudeau.“We’ve got a prime minister who’s a showhorse, a sort of celebrity who plays the role of prime minister. He’s world-famous and comes from a world-renowned political family dynasty. And he’s running against this working-class kid from suburban Ottawa, ” Poilievre says.“I think a lot of people miscalculate and underestimate Scheer’s ability to connect with real people, even though he’s not a superstar with the political establishment.”Batters echoes these sentiments, describing Scheer as the “perfect foil to Justin Trudeau,” and “the kind of person you would want to have a beer with in your backyard.”Recalling his first speech to the Conservative caucus after winning the leadership, Batters says she was struck by the quote he chose to recite from John Diefenbaker, in which the former prime minister (and Ontario-to-Saskatchewan migrant) unapologetically declared he was “criticized for being too much concerned with the average Canadians. I can’t help that; I am one of them.”“That is Andrew, too, and I was really glad he used that because I thought it was very telling of what his leadership would be,” Batters said.“He lives and understands middle class Canadians. He doesn’t just talk middle class. And that’s partly because of his upbringing.”—Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – A jury has awarded $12.5 million to the family of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a car driven by a woman who had just been diagnosed with “dense” cataracts in both eyes. A Ventura County Superior Court panel ruled Friday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the motorist on behalf of Glenn Garvin’s wife and two sons. Garvin, 49, of Thousand Oaks was struck from behind while riding in a bicycle lane along Westlake Boulevard on Sept. 16, 2006. The new Lexus that hit him was driven by 82-year-old Norma Seigel of Thousand Oaks, who recently had learned she had cataracts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She also had been involved in another rear-end crash six months earlier. Seigel acknowledged before the trial that she was responsible for Garvin’s death so the accident’s cause wasn’t an issue in the case. Instead, the trial focused on monetary damages. Jonathan Light, president of the Ventura County Bar Association, said he believes the jury’s award was large partly because Garvin had a large annual income – future earnings the family will no longer receive. Garvin was an endodontist who earned about $746,633 in 2006, according to the lawsuit. “There was a loss of life. That’s a big deal,” Light said. Mark Hiepler, the Garvins’ attorney, said Seigel has insurance and assets, and another court hearing will determine whether it will be enough to satisfy the judgment. Garvin was a volunteer city traffic safety commissioner who “taught and lived bicycle safety,” said his wife, Pamela. In a prepared statement, she made reference to another elderly driver who was involved in a deadly crash in 2003. George Russell Weller was 86 when his car plowed through a street market in Santa Monica, killing 10 people and injuring more than 70. Pamela Garvin said her husband’s death and those at the market “were all preventable and teach us that we must individually take responsibility for those we love, whether elderly or young, who should not be driving.” The wrongful death trial lasted seven days in Superior Court in Simi Valley.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
talkSPORT’s Drivetime and live football presenter Adrian Durham is reporting on the European Championship and every day he takes you behind the scenes in France…Great day! One of those days you just love when you’re doing my job. Nigel Adderley and I walked to England’s training ground in Chantilly this morning, a beautiful walk, only 10 minutes, but when we got there we were told we had to take a 15 minute detour for security reasons, despite being accredited. It’s a frustration with England in tournaments, which will become a bit clearer later on.The training session was good to watch. Raheem Sterling seemed in good spirits, Roy was in talkative mood with the press, and Jack Wilshere scored some cracking goals. Adrian Durham diary I recorded an interview with The Sun football writer Charlie Wyett, who I’ve known for over 20 years, about why the press were critical of Hodgson. I don’t share the negativity they’ve splashed, but I think there are problems Roy has created for himself – Kane on corners, six changes, resting Rooney etc.As I made my way from the training ground to interview Wayne Rooney via the hotel, I saw a family of England fans at the café by the England team hotel, and the dad was carrying a football. He clearly wanted it signed for his kids, and as I passed by I wondered if it would get signed. Would that fan get close enough to the England camp? Security is tight, but restrictions on the players are OTT in my opinion. Could I have helped? Possibly, but I risk talkSPORT’s access if I start doing things like that. I’d love to get all sorts of shirts and balls signed for people and in the past I have helped out, but at a tournament it’s about being professional above all else, I’m afraid, and access is not always easy or guaranteed, despite media outlets paying a substantial amount for rights and UEFA rules obliging Associations to give time and access. It’s a difficult thing to get right when the main focus should be on the football.Then it was off to interview the skipper Wayne Rooney. Let me tell you how it works: the player will train, then shower and change, then do a press conference you all see on Sky Sports News, then get grilled by the newspaper guys, then come for a 1-on-1 interview with talkSPORT and 5 Live who take it in turns, as equal rights holders, to go first.So you can imagine sometimes that after going through all of that some players might be tired, or annoyed at some of the questions, or just keen to get back to the hotel to relax as they walk into the radio room. The truth is that most of them, including the captain today, relax once they sit down with us. Sometimes they open up a bit as Rooney did today about how ridiculous it is for some people to think that just because he is captain he MUST be selected in the starting line-up. Good stuff from Wayne, who has grown and matured into an articulate, thoughtful and intelligent man. 5 Form there it was a rush back across town to our studio for the show. It was a lively debate about Roy Hodgson, and my co-host Alvin Martin was very supportive of the England manager. I was a touch more cautious. We had some very good callers, including Welsh and Irish. Daniel Gabbidon has been working with talkSPORT at these Euros and his interview with Gareth Bale was a seriously good listen.A wonderfully rare steak later, I was in bed watching live coverage of the Brexit result. Fingers crossed… 5 5 5 5
Thomas Pringle TD has criticised the Government on the current assessment, review and appeals system for the Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA), calling it “an abomination on families who are already struggling to create a normal life for themselves and their children.”Speaking in the Dáil on the motion to reform the DCA, which was transferred to the Department of Social Protection in 2009, the Independent TD for Donegal South West slated the current process to receive the allowance.“Something must have gone badly wrong with the administrative system if 52% of appeals are successful. Unfortunately, the system appears to be designed to minimise the amount of money paid to families by making them struggle through bureaucratic procedures,” he said. “Some of the most common queries raised at my constituency office are from parents who are applying for the Domiciliary Care Allowance. They have spent the duration of their children’s lives in a struggle to get services for their children and in many cases they have had to struggle to arrange diagnoses so that they can finally prove their children have problems which the system failed or refused to recognise.It is disheartening to see the level of upset which these families experience in their constant fight to get services and entitlements. The system should be reformed to ensure that families receive a fair hearing. It should not be assumed that they are trying to defraud the State or get a benefit to which they are not entitled.”“Families should not have to incur expenses in getting expert opinion when their Domiciliary Care Allowance comes up for renewal, but should instead be provided as a matter of right with reports from the health care providers who are already dealing with their children. That a departmental official could ask a family whether their child still has autism betrays a lack of understanding for what families are going through. The Department needs to recognise that,” said Pringle.“I have attended oral hearings with families and it is heart-rending to observe the upset that parents experience in trying to justify their application for support. In fairness to the inspectors, many of them are similarly upset because they cannot understand how the Department can make these decisions. If it was transferred back to the Department of Health, there might be greater empathy with applicants.” “The Minister for Social Protection should change the system to ensure that families receive the support and protection they need from her Department, rather than constantly struggling against the barriers it erects in their way,” stated Pringle.RED TAPE BUREAUCRATS HITTING CARE ALLOWANCE, CLAIMS TD was last modified: May 9th, 2012 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:CLAIMS TDRED TAPE BUREAUCRATS HITTING CARE ALLOWANCE
Donegal death notices for today, Sunday, March 4. Sally DOHERTY (née Doherty)The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Sally Doherty, wife of retired Chief Fire Officer Giovanni Doherty, 22 Sprackburn Drive, Letterkenny. Remains reposing at her late residence. Requiem Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral on Monday at 10am. Followed by burial afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 11am. Mary MCCAFFREY (née Gillespie)The death has occurred of Mary McCaffrey (née Gillespie), Assaroe Road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Peacefully, at Sligo University Hospital.Reposing at the family home with removal on Sunday evening at 6.30pm to arrive at St. Joseph’s Church, The Rock, Ballyshannon, for 7pm. Reposing overnight. Mass of the Resurrection in St. Joseph’s Church on Monday at 12 noon with internment in the adjoining cemetery. House Strictly private at all times. All enquiries can be made to Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon on 087 2485819. May SCANLON (née McCleary)The death has taken place on March 2nd in Donegal Hospice of May Scanlon (née McCleary), Kilmacrenna Rd., Milford.Reposing at her home from 12 noon Sunday (March 4th). Funeral from there on Tuesday, March 6th going to St. Peter’s Church, Milford, for Requiem Mass at 2pm, followed by burial in Milford Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Donegal Hospice care of any family member or McElwee Funeral Directors, Milford. Family time from 10pm.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: March 4th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituaries
With new manager Harry Redknapp watching from the stands, QPR made a resolute start at Old Trafford.Redknapp inherits a struggling team from Mark Hughes, whose team selection – made before he was fired on Friday morning – reflected the Welshman’s desire to get back to basics with the help of Rangers’ most trusted players.Esteban Granero was dropped to the bench along with Anton Ferdinand, Junior Hoilett and Samba Diakite.Stalwarts Clint Hill, Shaun Derry and Jamie Mackie were given starting places, while Stephane Mbia returned from a three-match ban.The changes had a noticeable effect, with Rangers much more solid than their thrown-together band of big-name signings have been so far this season.A great last-ditch challenge by Derry thwarted Paul Scholes, while Robin van Persie and Ashley Young both fired wide as United dominated much of the first half.Rangers threatened on the counter-attack and had the ball in the net when Mackie headed in, but the effort was rightly ruled out for offside.QPR: Julio Cesar, Dyer, Hill, Nelsen, Mbia, Traore, Derry, Faurlin, Mackie, Taarabt, Cisse. Subs: Green, Diakite, Ferdinand, Wright-Phillips, Granero, Ephraim, Hoilett.Click here for the QPR v Man Utd 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Humboldt State put up a valiant effort in front of a sparsely populated Redwood Bowl but fell short against GNAC rival Central Washington, losing 62-24 Saturday night.Humboldt (1-5, 1-7) started on a high note when junior quarterback Joey Sweeney connected on a 44-yard pass to sophomore receiver Ryan McCombs on the Jacks’ second drive of the game. The drive would end, however, after Sweeney was sacked and stripped for a fumble at Central Washington’s 26-yard line.“Regardless of the record we …