National record took its toll – McDonald

first_img No other Jamaican qualified, with Peter Matthews finishing eighth in his heat in 45.42, while Javon Francis was fourth in 44.77. It was a result that left McDonald extremely disappointed and puzzled. “I have to go back home and really train hard and think about this semi-final. Jamaica hasn’t had a good quarter-miler in the final for a few years, so I have to go and work on that,” said McDonald. “The plan was to get to the first 300m, but I just couldn’t get there. I’m not sure what’s wrong with my body, I tried to push it,” added McDonald. “It was a poor race for me. There was no energy. “It looks like it (national record) took a lot out of me, especially with the time we had to recover,” he said. “The race could have been better, but I don’t know what I did wrong in the race. I just felt tired. “It was a good competition. Everyone came to do their best, but I’m not pleased with my time. It was a poor performance,” said McDonald. The youngster will now turn his attention to the 4x400m relays, which starts on Saturday. disappointed BEIJING, China: Jamaican quarter-miler, Rusheen McDonald, admitted that his 43.93 national record run in the heats a day earlier may have contributed to his poor showing in the 400m semi-final round, as he failed to advance to the final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. McDonald posted his fifth sub-45 seconds time this year, 44.86, but still only managed a sixth place finish in his semi-final, a day after smashing Jamaica’s national record with a brilliant 43.93 seconds run in his heat. The result meant that the MVP Track Club athlete would not realise his ambitions of becoming the first Jamaican to qualify for a men’s 400m final at the World Championships or Olympics since Jermaine Gonzales finished fourth at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in 2011. The semi-final was won by Isaac Makwala, who clocked 44.11, with Yousef Masrahi, 44.40 and Rabah Yousif, 44.54, finishing second and third, respectively.last_img read more

Picture imperfect: Heat fine Whiteside for ‘detrimental’ comments

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES He has immense talent, which is why Miami — which took him off the NBA scrap heap and watched him become a star — gave him a four-year deal that could be worth $98 million if he doesn’t opt out after next season. Whiteside led the league in blocked shots two seasons ago, then led it in rebounding last season.He’s had great moments: a tip-in at the buzzer with an injured hand to beat Detroit last season, four triple-doubles, 15 consecutive double-doubles late last season when the Heat were trying to make the playoffs.He also has a befuddling side.The Heat sent him home two years ago after an ejection against San Antonio, a night when Dwyane Wade said “sometimes, we don’t know what he is thinking.” Whiteside has lauded himself for putting up good numbers in games where the Heat lose, which isn’t the best look. He’s had three stints out of the lineup this season for injuries, two for bone bruises in his knee and the most recent one for the hip issue.Miami preaches team over everything. Wade is Heat royalty; he’s back now but doesn’t start, and usually isn’t even the first guy off the bench. Udonis Haslem’s No. 40 will sway from the rafters one day; he hasn’t had a regular playing role in three years, which frustrates him but he still shows up to work and leads behind the scenes.It’s not even uncommon for a Heat player to start one game and sit out the next.It is uncommon, however, for someone to speak out like Whiteside did. He is playing seven minutes fewer per game than he did a year ago, and the Heat are quite happy with big men Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk in the lineup.With playoffs looming, the Heat will want this schism resolved — fast.“It’s tough,” Whiteside said. “I don’t know man, it’s crazy. I don’t understand it.” Heruela, Espinas looking to contribute in whatever way possible for Beermen Plus, he asked to be subbed out Saturday four minutes after tipoff, a sign that his conditioning isn’t optimal yet. The whole night was a dichotomy, with Whiteside first asking not to play, then complaining he didn’t play enough.“He had some good moments and then they went to the smaller lineup,” Spoelstra said. “Their speed got to our size.”The Nets are a major matchup problem for Miami. Brooklyn will finish well out of the playoff race, and went 3-1 against the Heat this season. The end of the game was frustrating for the Heat, who felt calls didn’t go their way. And Spoelstra lamented a timeout during a wild scramble with about 5 seconds left, a whistle he got moments before James Johnson made a shot that would have put Miami ahead.Then Whiteside spoke at his locker, and a bad night got worse.“I don’t know if it’s because I’m on a minutes restriction or what,” Whiteside said. “But the minutes have been like that all year. It’s just really frustrating and it’s been frustrating.”ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback FILE – Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat grabs a rebound against the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 10, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Monday is the day that the Miami Heat will gather for the annual team picture. They’re always set up the same way: coaches sitting in the middle of the front row, the team’s shorter players sitting on either side of Erik Spoelstra and his assistants, support staff and taller players standing in the back.Some smiles might be forced.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Heat are dealing with a 7-foot problem, at the wrong time of year. Center Hassan Whiteside was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday for “comments detrimental to the team” — a response to his remarks expressing frustration with his role. He went on an expletive-laden tirade after Miami’s 110-109 overtime loss Saturday to the Brooklyn Nets, when the Heat missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot, saying he should play more and might be better elsewhere.The team had no additional comment Sunday. They resume practice Monday, when Whiteside’s words will be a hot topic again.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 crown“Man, it’s annoying, you know. Why we matching up? We got one of the best centers in the league,” Whiteside said Saturday night. “Why we matching up? A lot of teams don’t have a good center.”Whiteside didn’t play in the final 21 minutes on Saturday — the last four of the third quarter, then all of the fourth quarter and overtime. The Nets went small, so the Heat went small. It’s not an uncommon strategy, and Whiteside is only a few days removed from a nine-game absence for what was called hip pain. 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Ganta Ebola Holding Site Lacks Basic Facilities

first_imgThe newly identified Ebola case holding site in the vicinity of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital is said to be receiving a great setback in readiness for use due to inadequate basic facilities.The administrator of the Ganta Hospital, V. Dooloakeh Taryor, told the Daily Observer that the holding site lacks water, proper toilet facilities, and other essentials.“Although, we have given the Eye Clinic to be used as the holding site, regular water is needed, while toilet and other facilities in the building need to be repaired,” he said.The inadequacy of the holding site to remove suspected and positive Ebola cases is causing apprehension and disappointment among the Ganta residents of where reports of deaths of Ebola patients continue to rise.Yesterday one Ebola patient reportedly  died, with two others seriously ill, and both the sick and body are still in the community.The dead and those who are still sick reportedly came in contact with a man who died from Ebola after he contracted the disease from a relative in Monrovia.Community leaders across Ganta are frightened by the suspected Ebola cases in the community, with little or no effort to relocate them.“What the government is doing about those affected with Ebola still living in the community?” One of the community leaders asked.   The Ebola death rate in Ganta is said to be rising gradually as those suspected of it continue to mix up with ordinary citizens in the community.Ganta is a densely populated city, with citizens of diverse backgrounds.The Ganta Ebola Response Task Force,  headed by Mayor Dorr Cooper, is doing everything to cater for the needs of those quarantined, but is stranded due to limited resources and logistics.“Right now, we don’t have a car to transport dead body to the cemetery for burial nor do we have burial site for them.  The  cemetery is located at the center of Ganta and it is almost congested,” said City Mayor Dorr Cooper.The Ministry of Health is still slowly responding to welfare of those suspected of Ebola.The fear of Ebola, on a daily basis, continues to rock Nimba’s commercial city,  leaving business activities at a slow pace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taylor “solves doctor shortage” with hybrid delivery model

first_img“This is an important step in the history of B.C. healthcare,” a press release reads. “As a municipality, Taylor is leading the way, to show other northern communities how this revolutionary delivery model can assure primary care is available to their residents.”Taylor has hired the telehealth provider Livecare, a doctor owned B.C. company, and can now bring health care and medical services back to approximately 20,000 unattached patients. Those patients can start seeing a doctor on June 9, 2014.- Advertisement – The clinic is the first of its kind in B.C., offering both onsite doctor visits and remote telehealth visits for residents and local industry.last_img read more

Manchester City beaten in Champions League opener

first_img1 Manchester City suffered another disappointing night in the Champions League after they were beaten by last season’s runners-up Juventus.A Giorgio Chiellini own goal, assisted by a climbing Vincent Kompany, gave Manuel Pellegrini’s side the lead in the second half but Juve hit back through Mario Mandzukic with 20 minutes remaining  before Alvaro Morata curled in a winner late on.?Having made a flawless start to their Premier League campaign, City were hot favourites to lay down a marker in this heavyweight Group D opener but were stifled and then punished by a typically disciplined Juve side.Massimiliano Allegri’s team won so many admirers after their run to last season’s final, but with the likes of Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal all departed, many fancied City to turn over the out-of-form Italians.In front of an expectant Etihad crowd, Pellegrini’s men started on the front foot and should have been ahead inside two minutes. Fernandinho robbed Stefano Sturaro of possession and fed Raheem Sterling but the winger’s steered effort was easily read by Gianluigi Buffon.Paul Pogba, linked with a big-money move to City in the summer, had the ball in the net in the 12th minute but his effort was rightly disallowed after Morata had interfered with play.City have rarely looked comfortable playing at home in Europe and a sense of nervousness crept into their play at times in a first half where Juventus quashed their tempo.But City did have more chances before the break. Fernandinho and Aleksandar Kolarov both saw efforts go wide, while Wilfried Bony squandered the best chance of the half when he maneuvered room for himself on the edge of the area before losing his composure and blazing over.Juventus’ resistance was broken 12 minutes into the second half when Kompany clambered above Giorgio Chiellini, forcing the Italian defender to divert into his own net. Replays suggested Kompany may have used excessive force in the aerial challenge but referee Damir Skomina ignored Chiellini’s avid protests.Sterling was then handed the chance to make amends for his earlier miss but Buffon again denied him with a low save before Silva’s rebound was blocked on the line. At the other end, Hart made a smart block from Sturaro. City were left to rue their wastefulness in front of goal on 70 minutes. Pogba drifted out to the left wing and floated a pass into Mandzukic’s path and the forward made no mistake with his finish, volleying home via the post.City’s frustration was compounded 10 minutes from time when Morata latched on to a loose ball after some hesitant defending from Bacary Sagna and bent a sublime left-foot shot past Joe Hart.Pellegrini sent on Sergio Aguero with five minutes to go but the Argentine couldn’t inspire a comeback and City ended yet another European night with more questions lingering over them. In the other Group D clash, last season’s Europa League winners Sevilla cruised to a 3-0 win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach. Manchester City 1-2 Juventus last_img read more

OUR HERO! Willy Caballero hailed by Man City teammate after Wembley win

first_imgManchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta hailed compatriot Willy Caballero as “the hero of the day” after his three penalty saves in the Capital One Cup final.Caballero played in every round of the competition before the final but there were calls for first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart to start against Liverpool at Wembley.But Caballero was given the nod by manager Manuel Pellegrini and Zabaleta was delighted to see his team-mate receive the plaudits after he saved spot-kicks from Lucas, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana to seal a second League Cup triumph in three years for City.“He [Caballero] was the hero of the day,” said Zabaleta.“I’m so pleased for him. He’s been here for nearly two years and it’s been tough. He knows there’s some moments when he’s not been playing too much.“We understand that Joe Hart is the first choice but it’s one of those moments where you have to keep working hard and the moment came today for Willy.” Willy Caballero celebrates winning the League Cup final 1last_img read more

Lost dog found wandering Letterkenny main street – can you help us find his owner?

first_imgThis gentle German Shephard was found on Letterkenny main street next to the library at 7 this morning.A lady named Elina found the dog, and says he is very friendly and playful. The dog has no collar, and Elina is very eager to get him back to his owner as he seems to be someone’s much loved pet.If you know who owns this German Shepard please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Elina on 0894368472 or contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email info@donegaldaily.comLost dog found wandering Letterkenny main street – can you help us find his owner? was last modified: September 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:found doggerman shepardletterkennyLost DogMain Streetlast_img read more

Man United predicted line-up to face Club America

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first_imgMore than 10 million plants from Co Donegal are to be sent to Northern Ireland as part of a forestry deal.Coillte Nurseries, which is part of the Coillte group, has announced the deal with the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Forest Service.Coillte will supply, deliver and offload ten million forest plants between Janauary 2012 and the end of 2016. About two million plants will be supplied every year by Coillte to the Northern Ireland Forest Service over the course of the five year deal.The plants will come from Coillte’s Killygordon Nursery.Sitka spruce trees will make up the vast majority of the requirements but broadleaf, pine and other conifer stocks will also be supplied.IT’S A PLANT! 10 MILLION DONEGAL TREES TO BE SENT TO NORTHERN IRELAND was last modified: November 16th, 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:CoillteKillygordonlast_img read more


first_imgMIchelle Doherty is the new face of TV3A Co Donegal woman has been unveiled as the new face of TV3’s hugely popular Xpose entertainment show.Michelle Doherty, from Glengad outside Malin Town, will take over from Aisling O’Loughlin who is on maternity leave.The Inishowen woman is no stranger to television, however. IFTA nominated Michelle has hosted popular music television shows such as When Under Ether on RTE 2 and Night Shift on Channel 6.Her passion for music and presenting led to her presenting work for Arthur’s Day, Finest Work Songs on Phantom FM and more recently, the weekday breakfast show, Pure Morning on Phantom FM.Speaking about her new role, Michelle said: “I am absolutely delighted to be a part of the team. I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years and I’m looking forward to working alongside the girls. I have always had a big love of fashion and I can’t wait for the new challenges that lie ahead.”Michelle has since expanded her horizons and pursued her passion for acting, she recently played the part of ‘Liv’ in Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed, award winning film What Richard Did and has just finished filming independent Irish film The Hit Producer where she played the lead role, ‘Katelin Ballantine’. Michelle will join Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson and Lisa Cannon from this Monday 25th November. Commenting on the appointment of Michelle, TV3 Group Head of Daytime Victoria O’Brien said: “Michelle is a great addition to the Xposé team. Her experience, her attitude and her personality will be a huge asset to Xposé. Her audition blew us out of the water and there is no question that Michelle is the one for Xposé. I know our viewers will warm to her to very quickly as she brings her own style and character to the team.”Xposé airs weekdays at 6pm on TV3.DONEGAL WOMAN UNVEILED AS THE NEW FACE OF TV3 was last modified: November 21st, 2013 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:exposeGlengadMichelle DohertyTV3last_img read more