Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The letter described the doping as “systemic” but does not use the word “institutional”, a key conclusion of the World Anti Doping Agency inquiry led by Richard McLaren, who found that the Russia’s FSB security service was involved in manipulating urine samples at the Russian-hosted 2014 Sochi Olympics.Putin also thanked the ROC’s Zhukov “for his work in defending the interests of Russian sport” after eight years in charge.Former Olympic champions Stanislav Pozdnyakov, who won five medals in fencing, and Alexander Popov, who took four medals in 50 and 100-metre freestyle swimming, are among the candidates to succeed him.ADVERTISEMENT He added that “it is necessary to give priority to the formation of an absolute no tolerance culture to this negative phenomenon at all stages of sports training”.The Kremlin has consistently denied a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency that accused Moscow of state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015, including at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut some senior Russian sports officials admitted to “some unacceptable manipulations of the anti-doping system” and the existence of a “systemic doping scheme” in a letter to international sports leaders last week.It was signed by Russian minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov, outgoing Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov and Russian Paralympic Committee president Vladimir Lukin. Perasol believes Ravena committed ‘an honest mistake’ Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a new cabinet meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Russian President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday for sports officials to restore Moscow’s place in international sport and implement a “culture of no tolerance” to doping ahead of a vote to elect a new head of Russia’s Olympic Committee. “It is important to ensure the restoration of our position in the international sport movement, to actively participate in the work of international federations and to continue working on improving the effectiveness of anti-doping systems,” Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin’s website Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
In spite of the nearly 30,000 unsuccessful candidates reported by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) this year, not all is doom. In fact, according to WAEC, there appear to be an elite number of high schools and students that have performed comprehensively well, according toJohn Gayvolor, head of WAEC-Liberia office on Thursday.‘Top 35’ SchoolsEarly results released by WAEC show a list of 35 high schools with a “100 percent pass rate.” In order words, every student from these 35 schools who sat the WAEC for 2016 made a successful pass. Notable among them are Ricks Institute and Firestone High School – both high-performers in WAEC annually. However, it is rather promising to see that some of the remotest schools – Buutuo High School and Karnplay Inland Academy – both in Nimba County, made the list of 35. The students from these schools are 1,241 in all, out of the national total of 16,072 successful candidates. The 35 schools include St. Teresa’s Convent High School; George E. Simmonds High School; Levi C. Williams High School; Child Development Academy; Lutheran Training Institute; Ricks Institute; Bromley Mission School; James Kin Freeman High School; Pentecostal Assembly High School; Nowai Larteh Senior High School; Rock International Christian Academy; George T. Washington Christian Institute; Carr’s High School; Virginia Christian Academy; Richard C. Hunter School System; Christian Martyrs High School; Daniel Hoover Village Boarding School; Bishop Matthew Norwood United; Caldwell Christian Academy; Jaycal Institute Foundation Learning; Zion Praise Academy; Sandra Mcinturff Mission School; Maretha International Preparatory School; Esther B. Davis High School; Drims School System; Greater Outreach Christian Academy; Mother Victoria Thomas Orphanage School; Herbert Brewer Community School Of Excellence; Mother Esther Nyemah High School; Royal Academy Christian School System; Best Brains Academy; Montserrado Technical Institute; Buutuo High School; Toweh Memorial High School; and Karnplay Inland Academy. ‘Top 10’ StudentsGayvolor went on to name ten students, who achieved test scores in the Division II rank. These students include Duozon R. Gaye from the Soltiamon Christian School System, Margibi County; Jerru Kou Kulah of the Soltiamon Christian School System, Montserrado County; Miriam Katta of the Liberian-Turkish Light International School, Montserrado County; Alpha G. Peters of Bassa High School, Grand Bassa County; Saraphen B. Dahn, Elijah Fineboy, Kelezee Koiwu, and Zayzay Wolobah of Firestone Senior High School, Margibi County; Jallah A. Barbu, II of Ricks Institute, Montserrado County; and Jeremiah J. Kekula of William Booth High School, Montserrado County. Firestone Senior High School and Ricks Institute are the only two on the list of ‘top 35 schools’ to also have students ranking in the ‘top 10’ – Division II of WAEC 2016. The two schools have and continue to rank higher in the WAEC exams among other schools in Liberia, producing many high-performance students.‘Best Student’According to Mr. Gayvolor, Kezelee Koiwu of Firestone Senior High School, Margibi County is considered the best performing candidate for the May 2016 Liberia Senior High School Certificate Examination (LSHSCE). He said Koiwu obtained seven credits and has a T-Score of 516.8, which he scored 6*in English, 3* in Economics, 6*in Geography, 4*in History, 6 in Literature-in-English, 3* in Mathematics and 5* in Chemistry, reaping an aggregate 27 in the best of six subjects. Koiwu’s achievement of passing marks in this variety of subjects may be laudable among his 46,927 peers in Liberia. However, education pundits see his test scores as a microcosm of both the students’ potential and the dire need for improvement of the nation’s education system. “There is more to be desired in the context of the regional standard, in the WAEC regime,” an expert who preferred not to be named, said. “Four of his best six subjects scored in the lower level of the grading scale; his best two subjects were right at the middle line. And if indeed, according to the WAEC boss, Koiwu is the best performing student of the 34% of students who passed this year’s exams,” the source said, “then the quality of his performance is the sum of efforts not entirely his own, but those of the Liberian education system, the schools he has attended, the teachers he has learned under, his family, church, community, his friends and role models. And that means we all have a lot more ground to cover.” “These May 2016 LSHSCE results produced ten candidates comprising seven males and three females within division II,” Gayvolor said. “We are delighted at their performance and want to encourage other schools to follow same.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The next duathlon will be on tuesday May 12th at 7PM at Baldonnal School.- Advertisement – The second Blizzard Bike club Duathlon took place May 5, 2009 at Baldonnal on a cool, windy and cloudy evening. After race two in the Five Duathlon Series we have a tie for top points. First in the male division is Billy Bucknall, Gord Harris and Roger St. Jean all tied with 5 points. In the female division we have a tie with Sandy McDonald and Kathryn Fairweather tied with 9 points total. In this week’s Duathlon times were as follows: Gord Harris 31:02, Sandy McDonald 33:37 (a personal best), Kathryn Fairweather 34:14, Becky Keim 34:49 (a personal best) , Roger St. Jean 35:19, Owen Giebelhaus 35:23, Simon Andrews 37:39, Lisa Verbisky 40:07, Floyd Polehoykie 40:50 (a personal best), and Rob Churchill 47:57. Thanks to our timers Pat and Bob Andrews.
The 28-year old arrived from Dortmund in 2016 for £27 million but his time at Old Trafford looks up after Mourinho hinted at an exit, declaring that ‘every player has his price.Inter Milan are reported to be interested in signing the midfielder, although a return to his former club would appear more likely, with a loan deal likely before a permanent deal is thrashed out in the summer.The transfer talk comes as Mkhitaryan looks set to be recalled for Wednesday’ Carabao Cup tie against Bristol City.He has played just once since United’s defeat at Chelsea on November 5, but Mourinho may bring him back as he rotates his squad.“Henrikh has a chance,” said Mourinho.“I intend to make a few changes for the match but not too many.“Bristol City are one of the best teams in the Championship, and the Championship today is not what it was five or six years ago. Today the Championship is full of high-quality players, and you have to treat all its teams with respect.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh MkhitaryanMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 20- Henrikh Mkhitaryan could make a surprise return for former club Borussia Dortmund, according to reports.The Armenian international has fallen out of favour with United boss Jose Mourinho in recent weeks amid reports of a falling out, and it now appears he could be offloaded in the January transfer window if the price is right.
Just a day earlier, Guardiola said that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola — who has repeatedly criticised Guardiola since another of his clients, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, struggled in one season under the Catalan at Barcelona — had offered him the chance to buy Pogba and former United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January.“I also make mistakes. (There is) no problem,” said Mourinho when quizzed whether Guardiola had over-stepped the mark by commenting on speculation over one of his players.“We know that the Guardiola-Mino relation is not the best so (it) is normal that sometimes they can come with a little touch on each other.“But I was not worried about it, upset about it, I didn’t speak with Paul about it, I didn’t call Mino to ask anything at all.“I was just focused on the game and I think Paul the same because the way he played is only possible when he is focused on the game.”Pogba responded to Guardiola’s claim by posting a cupped ear emoji on his Twitter feed alongside the message ‘Say what?!’The French international stood in front of the City fans doing the same gesture 24 hours later in celebration of by a distance his most significant contribution since United paid a then-world record £89 million ($125 million) to bring him back to the club from Juventus in 2016.Often been dropped by Mourinho for United’s biggest games this season, Pogba showed the threat he can pose when freed up from the defensive duties often imposed by the Portuguese.“We knew we had to score goals, we were losing 2-0,” said Pogba, who also claimed watching City win the title in the derby would have been “like a death” for United fans.“With City they love to attack, they don’t like to defend, so I had to get more in the box, I knew I had Nemanja Matic behind me and Ander Herrera with me.”Mourinho lauded Pogba’s attitude in training of late, but insisted he has to deliver on the high standards expected of him more regularly.“Two goals from a midfield player in a big match like this one stays in the memory of the people, especially for the fans,” added Mourinho.“He needs that confidence because he knows, I know, everybody knows he had some performances not at the level we expect from Paul.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pogba scored twice to silence the City fans in an incredible United comeback. © AFP / Ben STANSALLMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola, but believes his counterpart made a mistake in claiming he had been offered the chance to sign Paul Pogba by the player’s agent on the eve of Saturday’s Manchester derby.Pogba put a desperately diappointing season so far behind him by scoring twice to inspire an incredible United comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the Etihad and prevent City from sealing the Premier League title in the process.
A half-hour into the game, the Dodgers faced a four-run deficit. Starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza made only brief flirtations with the strike zone and gave up a towering home run to San Diego’s Brian Giles. A stirring comeback? Maybe on some nights, but not against Jake Peavy, National League Cy Young Award favorite and noted Dodgers dominator. Peavy thrived again, Loaiza got pulled in the fourth inning and the Padres earned a critical 9-4 victory over the Dodgers in front of 51,620 at Dodger Stadium. “We need to win (today) and go from there,” Dodgers manager Grady Little said. The Dodgers got a scare before the game. According to the team’s Web site, Derek Lowe, tonight’s starting pitcher, was struck by a ball on his right (pitching) hand during batting practice while playing catch with reliever Jonathan Broxton. Lowe said the incident was painful but did not indicate he would miss tonight’s start. BASEBALL: San Diego ace, backed by four home runs, earns his 17th victory. By Tony Jackson STAFF WRITER Those late-arriving Dodgers fans, the ones who pulled off the freeways in the middle of the second inning Tuesday night, would have been wise to turn around before they handed over $15 to park. At the start of a homestand against San Diego and Arizona, one that is likely to determine whether the Dodgers spend October on baseball fields or golf courses, they looked nothing like playoff contenders. James Loney went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, but that wasn’t enough to bail out Loaiza. Claimed off waivers last month, Loaiza pitched seven solid innings for the Dodgers last week. Tuesday, with the benefit of seven days rest, Loaiza tossed glorified batting practice to the grateful Padres. Little and Loaiza both attributed the poor effort to plate umpire James Hoye’s apparently tight strike zone. “I threw a lot of good pitches, but the umpire wasn’t really calling them,” Loaiza said. “I came out after the first and second innings and said, `I think I need to throw the ball over the plate to get a strike.”‘ Loaiza (1-1) walked the bases loaded in the first inning, then gave up Khalil Greene’s sacrifice fly and Kevin Kouzmanoff’s single to put the Dodgers in a 2-0 hole before they had a chance to pick up a bat. It only got worse as Giles hit a two-run home run in the second. In a questionable decision by Little, Loaiza stayed in the game and Greene and Kouzmanoff clinched the victory with back-to- back home runs in the third. “I felt strong out there,” Loaiza said. “I did not miss balls high. I missed everything low.” By the time Loaiza left, with one out in the fourth inning, the Dodgers faced a 6-1 deficit and had only the faintest of hopes for a comeback against Peavy, whom they failed to beat in four previous starts. Peavy (17-6) pitched seven innings. He allowed two runs and five hits, walked two and struck out five. Loaiza, who allowed six hits, walked four and struck out five, wouldn’t be needed in the playoffs, but first the Dodgers need to get there, and that seems increasingly unlikely with 18 games remaining. The Dodgers blew a tremendous chance Tuesday night. They could have gained ground on the Padres, who lead the National League wild-card race, and second-place Philadelphia, which lost to Colorado. Instead, the Dodgers fell 3
1 Everton manager Ronald Koeman and striker Romelu Lukaku Everton striker Romelu Lukaku admits he is ‘not always an easy guy’ and thanked manager Ronald Koeman for pushing him to become a better player.The Belgium international won both player of the season and the players’ player award at the club’s annual presentations at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.Lukaku is the top flight’s current leading scorer with 24 and surpassed Duncan Ferguson’s club record for Premier League goals this season.But his future remains in doubt after he told officials in March he would not be signing the contract extension being offered by Everton.To his credit, he has not let that affect him with five goals in as many matches immediately following his revelation – although he has not scored in his last three – and part of that is down to Koeman’s handling of the player.“I’m very happy,” Lukaku said in his speech accepting the two awards, according to the Liverpool Echo.“I want to thank the manager for pushing me, even though sometimes I’m not always an easy guy. He’s taken me to the next level.“As a young guy I just try to learn every day and give my best. Sometimes there are ups and downs but it’s always with the best intentions.“I want to help my team-mates win and I have tried my best this season.”Koeman has always insisted he is calm about Lukaku’s contract situation, despite increasing speculation about a return to Chelsea and reported interest from Manchester United, as the 23-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal.Chairman Bill Kenwright remains hopeful of keeping the Belgian at the club for next season at least.“I do hope we see many more goals from you, Rom,” Kenwright said.Academy graduate Tom Davies won three awards on the night: young player of the year, individual performance of the season and goal of the season.
A woman who hid three bottles of whiskey in her dress after stealing them will spend Christmas in jail.Terca Muntean, aged 41, appeared before Letterkenny District Court, charged with the theft from Dry Arch Filling Station at Bonagee. The court was told that Ms Muntean took 3 bottles of Hennessey whiskey to a value of €104.She left the store in the company of other people but was spotted on CCTV hiding the whiskey under her dress on October 6th, 2015.She was later interviewed on November 24th, 2015 and admitted the offence.Her solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was part of a number of people in the shop and suggested that another woman was the more senior party in the group.The court heard how Muntean, of Warren Grove, Boyle, Co Roscommon, had 24 previous convictions, and that 14 of these were for theft.Judge Paul Kelly said it was accepted there was a co-accused in the case and sentenced Muntean to 3 months in prison but suspended the last six weeks of the sentence meaning that she will serve six weeks in jail.Woman jailed for Christmas for stealing whiskey was last modified: December 1st, 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:donegalDry Arch Filling Stationjailedwhiskeywoman
Johnston Press has told staff at the Donegal Democrat newspaper group that they are seeking redundancies at the paper.The Scottish-based publishers have made a series of cuts to staffing at its newspapers throughout Ireland in recent weeks, shutting offices and doing away with editor and advertising manager roles.It’s understood that four positions at the paper are under threat – one in advertising and three in editorial. Johnston Press sources say all the positions in the Letterkenny and Donegal Town offices will go on a voluntary basis.Donegal on Sunday is to be closed down as part of the shake-up. Sales had been below 3,000 per week in recent times.The Thursday edition of the Democrat will also go Compact as part of a re-design.“This was inevitable,” said one insider, “the Sunday has been performing poorly in terms of sales.” REDUNDANCIES ANNOUNCED AT DONEGAL DEMOCRAT was last modified: July 5th, 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)