No record wipe likely

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first_img The European Athletics proposal calls for a cleanse of records set before 2005. Applied to the Jamaican track and field records list, such a move would erase many national standards. These include Merlene Ottey’s 200 metres mark of 21.64 seconds. Lorraine Fenton’s name would disappear, along with her national 400 metres record of 49.30 seconds. The same would happen to Winthrop Graham and his 400 metre hurdles record of 47.60 seconds. Those national records were set in 1991, 2002 and 1993, respectively. The record wiping proposal is likely to be on the floor for discussion when the IAAF assembles in London for the World Championships this August. Hard work and dedication Don’t expect easy passage of the suggestion of a track and field world record wipe. Based on the response by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to a similar suggestion earlier this year, adoption of a European Athletics Association proposal is unlikely. If the earlier response is anything to go by, the IAAF is concerned about penalising clean athletes. In January, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) had suggested that a world record cleanse “would be healthy to begin a new era of athletics that would give hope to coming generations”. The suggestion came in an open letter to IAAF president Sebastian Coe from AIPS president Gianni Merlo. National standards In response, an IAAF letter accepted that “systems have, in the past, produced athletes that have probably not achieved records legitimately”. “However,” the letter continued, “that’s a very different thing from penalising clean athletes who have gone about breaking records based upon the hard work and dedication during their young lives, with clean coaches and clean federations.” Noting that there was a similar proposal from UK Athletics, the governing body of the sport in Britain, the letter defended clean records. “If the records list is scrapped,” it essayed, “not only do these clean athletes risk losing their place in history, they face the implication that their records have not been achieved cleanly.”last_img read more

Family files suit in crash

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first_imgHe later was ordered to pay $83,000 in restitution to the family of the victim, Jayson Maddela, and other people injured in the crash. When the crash occurred, Jayson, a former Desert Rose Elementary School student, was making his final visit to Palmdale, where he had lived most of his life. Minutes earlier, Jayson’s parents had signed papers to sell their Palmdale home. Jayson, his mother and two older brothers had moved to Gardena two months earlier while Jayson’s father stayed in the house pending the sale. With Mendoza behind the wheel, the SUV slammed head-on into Jayson’s mother’s Honda Accord, which was stopped in a left-turn lane on Avenue S at 30th Street East, sheriff’s deputies said. The impact shoved the Honda backward into a pickup truck that was stopped behind it, fatally injuring Jayson, who was in the back seat. Before hitting the Honda, the GMC Suburban had driven into the left-turn lane to pass two other vehicles traveling in front of it, then clipped the back of a truck, deputies said. The charge on which Mendoza was convicted will count as a strike under the state’s “three strikes, you’re out” law. Mendoza was convicted in 1998 of assault with a deadly weapon and in 2004 of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, prosecutors said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – The family of a 10-year-old boy who died in a drunk-driving crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, a Palmdale ex-convict who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Juan Mendoza had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13percent – above the 0.08 legal limit – and also showed indications of drug use when he was tested after the March11,2005, crash, which occurred as Mendoza’s sport utility vehicle was passing other vehicles at a Palmdale intersection. The lawsuit names as defendants Mendoza and the owner of the GMC Suburban. Mendoza was sentenced in June 2005 after pleading no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated after prosecutors agreed to dismiss an additional charge of driving under the influence with injury. last_img read more

Site C would get BCUC review if given environmental approval certificate

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first_img“Then the BCUC would be allowed to take a look at how the cost of that project is recovered from ratepayers, so they would come into the picture if in fact the province decides to proceed with the project.” Actually it is a joint federal/provincial review and according a lawyer for the union representing B.C. Hydro workers, the Commission may yet underscore the gap between reviews. The Globe and Mail has also quoted Jim Quail as saying, “What’s missing in the current joint review panel process is whether or not the development of the Site C dam actually makes economic and logistical sense for the B.C. Hydro energy grid.” The panel hearings continue today in Dawson Creek with a Métis Community Session, before crossing the border to Peace River for Friday and Saturday hearings. Then it’s back to Fort St. John, next week, where the review will conclude on the 23rd. – Advertisement -The panel is expected to start writing its report by February 3, and if all goes as planned, it will be presented to the Federal Environment Minister late in April.last_img read more

DONEGAL HURLERS ADD SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST TO BACKROOM TEAM

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first_imgDonegal Minor Hurling manager Lorcan O’Toole has announced the addition of Shane Walsh of SpEx Psychology Consultancy to his backroom team.Shane has joined as Sport Psychology Consultant.He will develop the mental skills of the team and work with the management as a performance consultant. Lorcan O’ Toole commented “We had an intriguing conversation about what Shane will bring to the table. He has a fantastic skills set and we’re delighted to have him on board. He will bring an entirely new element to our match preparation and analysis. He will offer us an invaluable and alternative insight and another edge to our games and preparation”.Walsh has an MSc in Sport Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology as well as an honours degree in Sport and Wellness from IT Sligo.He will be available to the team collectively as well as on a one to one basis.Walsh has previously worked with the hugely successful Donegal Town Ladies Basketball Team and works with a number of local athletes and intercounty footballers across the province. You can find Shane via Facebook at: Shane Walsh SpEx Psychology ConsultancyDONEGAL HURLERS ADD SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST TO BACKROOM TEAM was last modified: January 27th, 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:donegalHURLINGLorcan o’TooleShane Walshsports psychologistlast_img read more

OISÍN MCGLYNN WINS ULSTER U12 HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – PICTURE SPECIAL

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first_imgDonegal gave a good account of themselves in the Ulster Juvenile Handball Championships held in Belfast Sunday 21st and in Kingscourt Sunday 28th.We had thirteen players competing against the best in Ulster. Daniel Marley / Gavin Mc Cormack, Oisin Marley, Caoimhe Mc Glynn and Mary/Aine Ward got as far as the Ulster Semi FInal.Odhrán Mc Glynn was crowned Ulster Champion in the U15 Grade and now will play the Connaught champion in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday 6th March.U12 Boys Singles           Oisín Mc GlynnU12 Boys Doubles          Daniel Marley / Gavin Mc Cormack U13 Boys Singles           Oisin MarleyU15 Boys Singles           Odhrán Mc GlynnU12 Girls Singles            Sara DeansU12 Girls Doubles           Katie Mc Glynn / Nicole MorrowU13 Girls Singles            Caoimhe Mc GlynnU14 Girls Doubles           Danielle Mc Ginley / Eithne Bonner U17 Girls Doubles           Mary Ward / Áine WardOISÍN MCGLYNN WINS ULSTER U12 HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 7th, 2016 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:donegalGAAHANDBALLSportTitleUlsterlast_img read more

Mohamed Salah posts cryptic Tweet, but was it aimed at Sergio Ramos?

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first_imgDuring the Champions League Final, the Liverpool star tangled with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and was substituted in tears.And, given the timing, fans think he was Tweeting with Ramos in mind.Salah Tweeted: “Some might think it’s over but it isn’t over. There needs to be change.” 2 After Sergei Ignashevich put the ball into the back of his own net, eagle-eyed fans think he said: ““Sue me, Mo.”The 2010 winners were eventually pegged back through Artem Dzyuba’s penalty, before succumbing to a penalty shootout defeat.Several members of the Spanish team came under fire for their efforts during the game, with Manchester United star David De Gea bearing the brunt of the abuse. Some might think it’s over but it isn’t over. There needs to be change.— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) July 1, 2018The Spain captain appeared to bait Salah after La Roja opened the scoring. 2center_img Mohamed Salah caused controversy after posting a cryptic Tweet shortly after Spain crashed out of the World Cup.The Egypt forward, who could not help his country get out of the group stage in Russia, missed the first game of the tournament through injury. Ramos was pictured in tears on the pitch in Moscow Ramos and Salah tangle during the Champions League Final in Kiev last_img read more

SHAY IS STAR OF THE SHOW, BUT DRAW IS BAD RESULT FOR IRELAND

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first_imgSHAY Given doesn’t like being a hero – he’d much rather have a quiet game whilst the rest of his side put the opposition under pressure.But on Friday night at Lansdowne Road, the big Donegal man was the star of the show as Ireland drew 0-0 with Slovakia in the Euro 2012 qualifier.But for his heroics, it might have been worse as Given pulled off several fine saves. And at the other end Robbie Keane and Richard Dunne in the final seconds missed great opportunities to win it.The team now travel to Moscow for Tuesday’s clash with Russia – and we need to win.Last night Ireland looked nervous, giving the visitors control over midfield.On our flanks, our own Aidan McGeady was double marked every time he did get the ball – and was given little support by his team mates. Slovakia got the point they came for and they could have had all three but for Given and St Ledger. It was however a record sixth successive clean sheet.Russia are next up for Ireland on Tuesday and on the evidence of this, Dick Advocaat’s side will be confident of victory and taking a major step towards qualification.A late booking for St Ledger means he misses the trip to Moscow, giving Trapattoni a further problem ahead of a crucial tie.Given did well to keep out Miroslav Stoch’s shot and a glancing header from Filip Holosko.The FAI once again got it all wrong on ticket prices – with thousands of empty seats at Lansdowne Road (now named after an insurance company). Republic of Ireland: 1 Given; 4 O’Shea, 2 St Ledger, 5 Dunne, 3 Ward; 7 McGeady, 6 Whelan, 8 Andrews, 11 Duff; 9 Doyle (18 Cox ’64), 10 Keane.Subs not used: 16 Westwood, 12 Foley, 13 O’Dea, 14 Lawrence, 15 Hunt, 17 Keogh, 18 Cox.Booked: Dunne, St Ledger.Slovakia: 1 Mucha; 2 Pekarik, 3 Skrtel, 4 Durica, 5 Cech; 6 Karhan, 19 Kucka (21 Guede ’77); 17 Hamsik, 10 Stoch; 7 Weiss (18 Jendrisek ’85), 13 Holosko (11 Vittek ’88). Subs not used: 12 Putnocky, 8 Jez, 9 Stesak, 14 Michalik.Booked: Kucka, Skrtel.Referee: Pedro Garcia (Portugal).SHAY IS STAR OF THE SHOW, BUT DRAW IS BAD RESULT FOR IRELAND was last modified: September 3rd, 2011 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL NAMED RTE SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

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first_imgTHE McHUGHS MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR AT THE RTE SPORTS AWARDSDONEGAL have been crowned Team of the Year at the national sports awards in Dublin tonight.The RTE TV award, sponsored by Irish Sports Council, named the county as the winners.Team manager Jim McGuinness and player Mark McHugh picked up the award on behalf of the team. Jim said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of all the coaches and players in the county.Asked why people all around Ireland had voted for Donegal all night, Mark McHugh said he believed that people liked what the county had done after 20 years without a win.Katie Taylor pipped Karl Lacey, Rory McIlroy and many others to win the overall Sports Star of the Year.Unfortunately technical gremlins kicked in at the ceremony and viewers missed the announcement of that award. As well as acknowledging this year’s sporting achievements, the RTÉ Sports Awards also paid tribute to one of Ireland’s sporting legends.Former Republic of Ireland soccer manager Jack Charlton was honoured with the RTÉ/Irish Sports Council Hall of Fame Award.During his 10 year reign as manager, the Republic of Ireland qualified for two World Cups, a European Championship and peaked at No.6 in the FIFA World rankings.Jack was presented with his award by former Irish International Ray Houghton – family from Buncrana –  who made his debut for the Republic of Ireland during Jack’s first match in charge against Wales in 1986.Billy Walsh was named as the RTÉ Sports Manager of the Year in the category in which Jim McGuinness was also nominated. The head coach with the IABA’s High Performance Unit headed up this country’s most successful Olympic Boxing team as they came home from London with a total of four medals.DONEGAL NAMED RTE SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR was last modified: December 24th, 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:DONEGAL NAMED RTE SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEARlast_img read more

Arnold gives up appeal of nurse ratio

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first_img “We think the governor’s in a strategic retreat,” said DeMoro. “Of course, we’re pleased with that decision, but in other ways we’re a little bit dubious” about his intentions. Tensions between the governor and the nurses union escalated in December when he labeled the union a special interest and said he was “kicking their butts.” Since then, the union has attacked Schwarzenegger at public events, in television commercials and on freeway billboards throughout the state. The CNA has been a constant nemesis of the governor’s, even sending members across the country to protest at his fundraisers in New York and Boston. In a September interview with The Associated Press, Schwarzenegger said his comment was a mistake and called the reaction to it a learning experience. The decision to drop the lawsuit seems to be more “waving of the white flag” after the governor’s failed election, said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior scholar in the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development. “It appears to me that he’s come to the conclusion that an ‘action hero’ image is wearing thin. But he’s moved over to where the perception is that he’s a girlie-man,” she said. “The perception will be that he blinked, that he didn’t want to go head to head with the nurses union.” In July, Superior Court Judge Judy Holzer Hersher briefly considered holding Schwarzenegger and two top aides in contempt of court for their repeated attempts to suspend the nurse-ratio law. The administration denied it was trying to violate the judge’s orders. California is the only state with a law requiring a mandatory staffing level for hospitals. The 1999 law, signed by then-Gov. Gray Davis, set the ratio at one nurse for every six patients by Jan. 1, 2004, and one nurse for every five patients by Jan. 1, 2005. Schwarzenegger’s lawsuit sought to delay the lower ratio until 2008. The administration said it needed further study, particularly considering a statewide shortage of nurses. “Our issue was never with the ratio. It was with the fact that there aren’t enough nurses to make it work. That hasn’t changed,” said Jan Emerson, spokeswoman for the California Hospitals Association. The hospitals fought the staffing ratios before and after the new rules took effect, saying the regulations are too stringent because they require “that you be in compliance every minute of every day,” Emerson said. To comply with the rules, hospitals have been relying heavily on “traveler nurses,” most of whom are from the Midwest and the South and have come to California on short-term contracts, she said. “It costs the hospitals a bundle because they can’t fill the positions on a permanent basis,” she said. In March, Schwarzenegger dedicated $13 million to programs aimed at recruiting and educating more nurses, particularly in rural areas where hospitals have the most severe shortages. California graduates about 6,000 nurses each year. “But with our growing population and our aging population, we need a long-term, at least 10-year, commitment … to allow nursing programs to double the number of students they admit,” Emerson said. That sort of effort would cost about $120 million a year, she said. Associated Press Writer Jennifer Coleman contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has dropped the fight against one of his most vocal critics, deciding to stop battling the California Nurses Association over hospital-staffing ratios. Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed a motion late Thursday on behalf of the Governor’s Office withdrawing the state’s appeal of an earlier court ruling. “The governor is going to stop going after registered nurses and patient ratios. For us, it is an enormous victory,” nurses union executive director Rose Ann DeMoro said Friday, after the motion was made public. In June, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled that the Schwarzenegger administration erred when it issued an emergency order a year ago seeking to delay a first-in-the-nation law requiring hospitals to provide more nurses. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Governor’s Office filed an appeal shortly afterward with the state 3rd District Court of Appeal. Schwarzenegger’s office on Friday referred calls for comment to the state Department of Health and Human Services. “Throughout this process, our decisions have been guided by our efforts to ensure patient safety,” department spokeswoman Sabrina Demayo Lockhart said. “In 10 months with the lower ratios the court mandated, it seems as though patient safety is not in jeopardy. So we’re going to move forward with the 1-to-5 ratio.” The governor’s action came two days after voters rejected all of his proposed initiatives during the special election and on the same day he took “full responsibility” for the election debacle. The lower patient-to-nurse staffing ratio was not among the issues decided at the ballot box Tuesday, but has been a long-sought goal of the 60,000-member nurses union. Its members were incensed about Schwarzenegger’s challenge to the 1999 law establishing the lower ratios. The law limited a nurse’s responsibility to no more than five patients at a time. Shortly after the November 2004 elections, Schwarzenegger sided with the hospital industry and attempted to continue the existing 6-to-1 ratio, citing a statewide nursing shortage and the financial burden to hospitals. last_img read more