CAS decision on Russian appeal on Friday

first_imgA decision on an appeal by Russian athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics will be issued on Friday at 1100 local time (0200 GMT), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday.CAS has been handling several appeals from the Russians after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) invited 169 carefully screened Russian athletes to compete as independents in South Korea.Russia was banned from Pyeongchang over the Sochi 2014 doping scandal and the IOC had banned dozens of athletes from the games for life and stripped their Sochi Games medals following several investigations.CAS upheld the appeal of 28 athletes due to insufficient evidence but the IOC still refused to invite them saying the evidence was there.CAS is also handling appeals of Russians, including Olympic champion skater Viktor Ahn, who had not been named in the doping investigations or had any prior doping offences but were still not invited due to doping suspicions by the IOC.The Games run from Feb. 9-25.last_img read more

Nile Basin, U-23 added to Cecafa menu

first_imgThe two events that will run annually join the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and Club Championships on the regional football menu.GOtv Shield winners, AFC Leopards, will represent the country at the inaugural Nile Basin Cup that runs from May 20 to June 5 with SC Victoria University and Azam FC representing Uganda and Tanzania.“This year we are spreading our competition across the region and we have lined up four tournaments despite the fact we have a tight schedule which has the FIFA World Cup.“We have tried to squeeze our events so that we run our programmes as much as possible and enable our teams and clubs to play football at any level,” Cecafa Secretary General, Nicholas Musonye, said Thursday during the launch of the 2014 calendar.“The purpose of introducing new competitions is to enable our teams improve on performance. It is our responsibility as Cecafa to look for more competitions for our teams.“All our teams are out of the CAF Champions League and Confederations cups which is not a very good scenario so we are trying to reverse it by having many competitions and engaging our teams to the highest level,” the regional body boss added.He continued: “It creates a bad sign of football in this region and it’s very sad when all the 12 countries have no team in the group stage. You saw how Gor Mahia and Leopards were turned round like amateurs and yet these are big teams.”The Secretary General confirmed this year’s Senior Challenge Cup will take place in Ethiopia in November and December. “Our delegation will visit Addis Ababa after the World Cup to finalise arrangements and sponsorship,” Musonye underlined.This will be the first time for Ethiopia to host the event since 2006.Rwanda will host the Club Championship in August that is usually sponsored by country’s President Paul Kagame with TP Mazembe and Vita Club both from DRC Congo taking part as guest teams.“This year’s Club Championships will be a big one since it will be part of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide and we must stand with the people of Rwanda,” the secretary general underscored.Kenya will be represented by Gor who were crowned last season’s champions for the first time in 18 years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24 – The Cecafa Nile Basin Cup Winners Cup and Under-23 tournaments have been added to the regional football calendar by the governing body.Nile Basin competition will feature teams that finished second or won their respective domestic cups in the 12 member countries while the September Under-23 tourney is aimed at getting Cecafa teams ready for the Rio 2016 Olympics with both events running in Sudan.last_img read more

‘How many England players would get into the Wales team? None!’ – Gareth Bale

first_imgWales stars Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey continued to wind up England ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2016 showdown, by claiming no Three Lions player is good enough to get into their team.Chris Coleman’s men will go into the Lille clash hoping to claim a first win over England since 1984, and the Wales stars have piled on the pressure in the build-up.Roy Hodgson has already accused Bale of disrespecting England, after the Real Madrid flyer said Wales have “more pride and passion”.But Bale stood by his comments as he addressed the media on Tuesday, and said the he and the Wales squad believe they are the better team.When asked to respond to Jack Wilshere’s claim that England have the superior side, Bale said: “They are entitled to their opinion – I don’t care. If they think they have a better squad, good for them.”Then, asked how many England players would get into this Wales team, he laughed: “None”.Bale was later applauded off the press conference stage by a group of Wales fans, and his team-mate Aaron Ramsey, more seriously this time, echoed his views.“I believe we have the best team,” said the Arsenal midfielder.“We’ve been through a lot over the years; we’ve been together through thick and thin. We’re seeing the rewards of that. We believe in ourselves. We have grown as a team.”“It’s about time we did beat them,” Ramsey added. “We are top [of the group], they got a draw, all the pressure is on them.“We’ve got no pressure, everyone is expecting them to win, hopefully that will play to our advantage. We are having fun.”When asked about Hodgson’s comments that he had ‘disrespected’ England, Bale said: “It’s good that they bit. People can say what they want.“Someone said I disrespected England, which wasn’t the case. I never said that they didn’t have passion and pride, I just feel that we have more.“Whether it’s football or rugby or whatever sport it is, in Wales we seem to have that next level.“We really feel it on the pitch, watching the games. I’m just giving my opinion.“I’m happy with my comments. I feel we’ve got a massive team spirit, one of the best I’ve seen.“For me there are no mind games. Nothing’s fazing us, we don’t feel any pressure, we just want to enjoy the occasion.“It’s going to be a derby, a big atmosphere. We know that, we’re ready for it, we’re going to enjoy it.“We know we’re going to give 100 per cent, and we know that when we give everything for the Welsh shirt and our nation we can’t do any more.” Gareth Bale is confident in Wales’ ability ahead of Thursday’s England clash 1last_img read more

Donnarumma dazzles with stunning double save against Roma

first_img REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Donnarumma put in a superb display to earn his side a draw Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY 1 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade | ⛔️ | AC Milan have Gianluigi Donnarumma to thank for their lead still being in tact at half-time! This double save kept Roma at bay 👐 pic.twitter.com/NKbWHH9JyS— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) February 3, 2019His fine performance prevented Roma from leap-frogging AC Milan to fourth in the league standings – with the match eventually finishing 1-1.Astonishingly, Donnarumma has already made 128 appearances for the Rossoneri and he is just 19 years old. no dice He became the second youngest goalkeeper to start a Serie A match in the 2015/16 season at the age of 16 years and 242 days.Although the Italy international is by no means the complete goalkeeper yet, his imperious performances between the sticks show he may well be one of the world’s best in the near future. One moment of brilliance in particular stuck out among the rest when he pulled off a stunning double save to deny Patrik Schick and then Edin Dzeko. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gianluigi Donnarumma proved once again why he is one of the hottest prospects in world football on Sunday.The teenager made a string of fine saves to earn AC Milan a point against Roma in their Serie A clash. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

DDTV: The #LetterkennyCares music video is here: Who do you recognise?

first_imgChristmas Spirit LK  have officially released the charity music video for ‘Put a Little Love in your Heart.’The Letterkenny community came together last night for the first screening and to celebrate with some festive cheer. There were many familiar faces in the video, with businesses and groups coming together to sing and dance to the song.The overall aim of the video is to raise €2,500 euro to be shared between the Donegal Hospice and Pieta House. Speaking to Donegal Woman after the event, organiser Pete Rose said, “I’m very happy with the response from people, we’ve asked Letterkenny to carve a path on how to spread Christmas spirit … we think we’ll surprise a lot of people with the power of our little town.”Local celebrities including Jason Quigley, Daniel and Majella O’Donnell and Mickey Joe Harte were featured, and 16 other businesses were invited to get involved.There are members of Letterkenny’s frontline services in scenes, including the gardai, the Letterkenny University Hospital and Letterkenny Youth Service.Make sure to watch to the very end for an extra cameo from “some buck”! Christmas Spirit LK was a project launched by An Grianan Theatre Technician Pete Rose, and since 2015 it has grown to bring many local groups together for a fun, festive and worthwhile purpose.The €2,500 fundraising goal is depending purely on donations to the not-for-profit campaign. To support the project visit https://www.gofundme.com/christmas-spiritlkletterkennycares DDTV: The #LetterkennyCares music video is here: Who do you recognise? was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Entertainment for energetic kids at the Pinehill Studios Easter camps!

first_imgPinehill Studios in Letterkenny has the perfect solution for keeping kids occupied this Easter:It’s that glorious time of year when the Easter Bunny lays chocolate eggs and, eh, there’s NO school!!That’s right… The kids are off school and that means you’re going to either have to spend every single day with them for over two whole weeks or, hey, find something for your sweet little beloveds to do. Pinehill Studios has the perfect solution. Our Easter camps are suitable for your little energetic tiny humans from ages 3-12 years.Dates:10-14th April18th-21st AprilKids will enjoy all drama, singing, dance, arts crafts, sports, and so so much more.Make friends, build confidence, have fun and most importantly give mummy and daddy a break… First 15 to BOOK before Saturday 8th April will receive a FREE space for a sibling or friend!!Check out our website www.pinehillstudios.ie for more details or contact Pinehill Studios on 0867900554. Entertainment for energetic kids at the Pinehill Studios Easter camps! was last modified: April 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:campchildrenEasterPinehill Studioslast_img read more

St Attracta’s targeting a first ever Connacht Senior A title this evening

first_imgSt Attracta’s are in the hunt for a first ever Connacht Senior A title this evening.The Tubbercurry school face St Colman’s from Claremorris in the league final this evening.The game will take place at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan with throw-in at 7pm, and there will be live updates on Ocean FM this evening.Earlier this month, the college’s junior team claimed the school’s first ever A title when they beat St Jarlath’s of Tuam in the junior decider at the same venue.last_img

The Diamond Horseshoe at Magic Kingdom to Begin Serving Table Service Meals

first_imgShare This!©DisneyThe Magic Kingdom will soon begin offering a table service meal offering for both lunch and dinner at The Diamond Horseshoe. Beginning March 13 through May 30, Guests will be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal at this Liberty Square restaurant.Guests will begin their meal with a Frontier Salad that’s topped with roasted corn, cornbread croutons, and housemade chipotle-ranch dressing. In addition, cornbread will be delivered to the table.For the main course, Guests will get to choose one of the following:Barbeque pulled turkey, served over corn bread with seasonal vegetablesSpit-roasted ham, served with country beans and seasonal vegetablesStewed beef, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetablesAs far as dessert goes, Guests can have two options, the apple tart or the campfire brownie.Soft drinks, tea, coffee and milk are included with your meal.The cost is $33 plus tax for adults (ages 10 and up) and $19 plus tax for kids (ages 3-9.) Guests may make reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE.last_img read more

Afrika out, Dry in for Blitzbokke

first_img25 April 2014Versatile back Mark Richards has replaced Cecil Afrika in the Springbok Sevens squad for the penultimate HSBC Sevens World Series tournament next weekend in Glasgow, the South African Rugby Union (Saru) confirmed on Thursday.Afrika was not considered for the 12-man squad to contest the tournament in Scotland because he is still completing rehabilitation on a groin injury he suffered at the Hong Kong Sevens in Stellenbosch. Depending on his progress, he might be considered for selection should the need arise to call up a player for the London Sevens, which take place on 10 and 11 May.Richards last played for the Springbok Sevens during round one of the World Series at the Gold Coast in Australia.Good newsThere was also good news for the team. Chris Dry, an ever-present figure in the front row the past few seasons alongside veteran Frankie Horne and captain Kyle Brown, was cleared to play after initial fears that he might miss the last two tournaments because of a lower back injury.Dry was given the go-ahead being examined by three specialists and completing his functionality tests without discomfort.‘A quality player’Neil Powell, the Springbok Sevens coach, was happy with the preparation of his squad and especially the availability of Dry, saying in a statement: “Chris is a quality player and has shown great form for this season, so it’s a welcome bonus for us that he is available to play.”He added: “Mark [Richards] really put up his hand during our training camp of the past two weeks and deserves his chance. He has experience of playing at this level and is eager to grab his chance.”Hong Kong performanceSouth Africa suffered their first Cup quarterfinal exit of the season in Hong Kong against Australia after reaching at least the semi-finals of all the previous tournaments. Injury robbed the team of several players on the last day of that event, but they still managed to win the Plate Final against Wales.Prior to their Hong Kong Cup exit, the Springbok Sevens were in excellent form and appeared in five consecutive Cup Finals. They are currently seven points behind log leaders New Zealand.PoolThe Springbok Sevens team will play Portugal, Samoa and New Zealand in the pool stages in Glasgow.SPRINGBOK SEVENS SQUADChris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Jamba Ulengo, Werner Kok, Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Mark Richards, Kwagga Smith, Seabelo SenatlaSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Supporting the two-way web (and Dave too)

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… I’ve been following all the hullaballoo about the Echo Project. Unfortunately there’s been more flaming than at a dragons convention. But one of the few calm voices amongst all the hot air is Jon Udell, who today wrote a brilliant essay that got right to the heart of what RSS means. Jon reminded us that technologies such as RSS are all about helping ordinary people “communicate more easily and more effectively”. That’s what web technology can achieve…although perhaps in the Echo debate we’re not eating our own dogfood 🙂The challenge for web technologists in 2003 is to develop tools that enable people to write structured content for the Web. Once non-technical people can easily do this, we’ve taken a major step towards the Semantic Web. As Udell puts it:“Ideally XML, not raw ASCII text, would be the stuff that was written, and refactored, and then mined to produce coherent views. We have no tools that come close to enabling that to happen. Such tools, combining the power of XML with the flexibility of freeform text, and operating on a universal canvas, are what will really drive mainstream adoption of a two-way Web.”Dave Winer has done an awful lot of work to get us to the cusp of the two-way web. He created a weblog authoring tool and he co-invented personal publishing standards like RSS and XML-RPC. But most of all, it’s Dave’s ideas and his vision for a two-way web that I value. He is carrying on what Tim Berners-Lee started. As Dave wrote earlier this year:“Like a lot of technologies people told big stories about something called hypertext, but until Tim Berners-Lee came along there really wasn’t something for ordinary people to use. He pushed aside a lot of hairy technical issues, didn’t even try to solve them, and cobbled together something that was brain-dead simple and incredibly ugly, and it worked and it was wonderful.”Tim Berners-Lee always wanted a read/write Web and Dave Winer has done more than most to help make this dream a reality. So I hope people lay off Dave and let him do what he does best – create solutions for real people to use.Jon Udell is also doing a great job in elucidating what we really need in order to achieve a Semantic, two-way Web. Regular people don’t want to hear lots of flap about formats and APIs. What we want are easy-to-use XML-based writing tools, and applications to manage our information and subscriptions. Now that would make Mr Safe real happy! Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanuscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#Web 2.0 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more