Circus Circle Hockey Club will be staging its first reunion since its inception back in 1983. The reunion will be spread over three days, starting on Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24.The reunion will see over 50 past players, with approximately half of that number travelling from the United Kingdom and the United States to make the historic event.Activities will start with a welcome session at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston on Friday, April 22. Then on Saturday, the day’s activities will start off with an early morning beach breakfast, followed by a ‘Circus Circle Golf Challenge’ at 10 a.m.In the afternoon, there will be a hockey double-header at the Mona Hockey Turf featuring a Circus Circle Invitational team taking on a local select Jamaica Hockey Federation team, to be followed by the main event: Circus Circle Masters playing an over-45 Invitational Masters team.The weekend activities will culminate on Sunday, April 24, with a road trip to Strawberry Fields in St Mary.
Just days after announcing how robust the 3rd sitting of the House of Representatives will be, Police Director Chris Massaquoi has been singled out as this sitting’s first ‘casualty.’The House of Representatives Thursday, 16 January voted 16 for, and 15 against, in a motion to summon the Police Chief.Accordingly, the intent of Director Massaquoi’s summons is to allow him to account for “limited, or no police presence in many parts of rural Liberia.”His summons was predicated on a communication address to plenary of the House by Lofa County Representative Moses Y. Kollie.Rep. Kollie noted in his communication that he observed the low presence and, in some cases, no presence, of police officers in both Salayea and Zorzor Districts of Lofa County.“The issue of low police visibility in District #5 is not unique to this district; it includes the entire Lofa County which has stirred a measure of insecurity for our people whenever there is a crisis,” Rep. Kollie said.He blamed the lack of “motivation, promotion in rank, a lack of higher education, financial benefits and no care and concern on the part of senior administration as some of the conditions responsible for the situation.According to Rep. Kollie, police officers continued to abandon rural assignments and return to Monrovia for a variety of reasons; in the process, they leave rural Liberians vulnerable to criminals.Based on these concerns, Rep. Kollie pleaded with his colleagues to summon the Police chief in an effort to ascertain first hand, what underlies the situation leading to a scarcity of officers across the country.Rep. Kollie’s communication received support from many of his colleagues including Maryland and Bong County Rep., Isaac Roland and Edward Kafia; the two supported Massaquoi’s appearance but wanted committees to handle the matter instead of plenary (full body).However, Nimba County Rep. Larry Younquoi’s motion to invite the Police boss before plenary was later accepted, Massaquoi is expected to make his first appearance before the Legislature since his last fallout with the Liberian Senate, in late 2013. Following that misunderstanding, the Senate recommended that President Sirleaf dismissed the Police Chief. Massaquoi still heads the Police as Inspector-General.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
After copping the runner-up spot in the Cyril Bonar Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament, the Rising Stars cricket captain, Elroy Fernandes is pleased with his team’s performance as it was their first outing in the tournament. They were able to defeat top teams such as the UG Trojans and Satro CC.Rising Stars Captain Elroy FernandesIn an interview with Guyana Times Sport, when asked how he felt about the result of the game, Fernandes said, “For us it’s a great opportunity; we played against players that played for Guyana and even those that are currently selected to play franchise cricket. For a team on the West Demerara whereby the selector or chairman has never called to a franchise and to see the amount of talent that we have; we feel we have been victimised. Nevertheless, it was a tremendous feeling competing in the finals and to see what we can accomplish as a team. I am positive that the mistakes that we made this year we will not be making next year, as we will be coming for the trophy. I know that for a team that isn’t recognised in Guyana, we have lots of talent and I’m am confident that we will soon produce players that are worthy to represent Guyana at all levels of cricket.”Fernandes also went on to state that he was ecstatic that the team was able to produce the two best bowlers in the tournament – Marvin Cheong, Shane Persaud and Shaquille Brisport, who was the Most Valuable Player (MVP). He noted that one of the things that the team would have to work on is the amount of dot balls used and rotation in strike, as that was the key factor they lacked in the finals. He also relayed that come 2020 the competition will feature six Guyanese teams as the stakes will be raised to $500,000.In closing, Fernandes said, “I’d like to thank Sachin Singh for helping us out with the wicket, Marvin Cheong for making the trip possible, Ravi Bharrat, and the entire team for making our journey the success it has been.”
“The IAAF welcomes the Swiss Federal Tribunal’s decision today to revoke its Super-Provisional Order of 31 May 2019 after hearing the IAAF’s arguments,” the International Association of Athletics Federations said after the judge’s ruling was made public Wednesday.“This decision creates much-needed parity and clarity for all athletes as they prepare for the World Championships in Doha this September.”Semenya had appealed to the Swiss court in May after failing to get the new IAAF regulations overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).The IAAF added that it would maintain its position in the remainder of proceedings at the Swiss Federal Tribunal that “there are some contexts, sport being one of them, where biology has to trump gender identity, which is why the IAAF believes (and the CAS agreed) that the DSD (differences of sexual development) regulations are a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of protecting fair and meaningful competition in elite female athletics”.– ‘People can be mean’ –Semenya is classified as a woman, was raised as a woman and races as a woman.But for the IAAF, women like Semenya, with certain masculine attributes due to DSD, are classified, biologically, as men. It is a position hotly contested by South African officials.In the build-up to the 2009 world championships in Berlin, where Semenya went on to win gold in the 800m, the South African had to undergo gender verification testing to confirm her eligibility to compete in the women’s category.She was subsequently put on medication to reduce her testosterone levels, spending six months sidelined by the IAAF.Semenya, born with the “46 XY” chromosome rather than the XX chromosome most females have, described the experience as like that of being treated like a “human guinea pig” and vowed never to again allow the IAAF to enforce medication upon her in order to compete.The Swiss Federal Tribunal, in its ruling released Wednesday, was also not optimistic for Semenya’s ongoing appeal.It concluded “in a first summary examination, that Caster Semenya’s appeal does not appear with high probability to be well founded”.“The CAS, after thoroughly evaluating the expert evidence, found that the ’46 XY DSD’ characteristic has a direct impact on performance in sport, which could never be achieved by other women,” the tribunal said.“Thus, with the participation of a female athlete with ’46 XY DSD’ in the ‘protected class women’, a basic principle of top-class sports, namely fair competition, is disregarded from the outset.”Semenya on Tuesday expressed her disappointment at being ruled out of defending her title, adding: “This will not deter me from continuing my fight for the human rights of all of the female athletes concerned.”She later tweeted: “People can be mean. Don’t take it personally. It says nothing about you, but a lot about them.”Semenya followed that up on Wednesday by saying: “Determined spirit is unstoppable.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A Swiss court ruling that means South African Caster Semenya will be unable to defend her world 800m title in Doha creates much-needed “parity and clarity”, world athletics’ governing body said Wednesday © AFP/File / Karim JAAFARPARIS, France, Jul 31 – A Swiss court ruling that blocks South African Caster Semenya from defending her world 800m title in Doha in September creates much-needed “parity and clarity” in athletics, the sport’s governing body said Wednesday.A judge at the Swiss Federal Tribunal on Monday revoked a temporary suspension on the IAAF’s controversial testosterone-curbing rules, meaning two-time Olympic champion Semenya can no longer compete in events between the 400m and mile, as she did in June and July.
Ivan Perisic Long-term Everton target Ivan Perisic is staying with Wolfsburg.The Croatian international has been the subject of a recent bid from Inter Milan while the Toffees are desperate to bring in a goalscoring midfielder.But Inter have now cooled their interest in the former Borussia Dortmund star and it appears as though Everton have also missed the boat for the 26-year-old.According to German sports magazine Kicker, Volkswagen Arena boss Dieter Hecking has declared his star asset will remain with the club.“Perisic? As far as I know there’s nothing new,” he said.“I think he’ll stay with us.”Perisic has two years left to run on his deal with the German club. 1
1 Harry Kane is back for Tottenham, who welcome Swansea to White Hart Lane.The 22-year-old striker, with 16 Premier League goals to his name this season, underwent surgery on a broken nose and missed the 3-0 Europa League last 32 win against Fiorentina.For Swansea, Sung-yueng Ki comes in for Wayne Routledge.Tottenham XILloris (C), Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Alli, Dier; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; KaneSubs: Subs: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Bentaleb, Chadli, Mason, OnomahSwansea XIFabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams (C), Taylor, Britton, Cork, Ki, Sigurdsson, Ayew, PaloschiSubs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Fer, Routledge, Barrow, Gomis Christian Eriksen, Heung-min Son and Kevin Wimmer arrive at White Hart Lane for the Swansea game
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is drawing interest from Marseille and Sunderland.The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Liberty Stadium and he almost left in January for the Middle East.In the end, the Frenchman decided to reject several lucrative offers to stay with Swansea.But, according to L’Equipe, Gomis could now be on the move after attracting the attention of Marseille and Sunderland.Both sides are in need of attacking reinforcements and they have been informed that a loan deal could be on the table.Gomis is reportedly keen on a return to France with Marseille, but they are unlikely to be able to match his wages and as a result Sunderland remain a viable option. 1 Bafetimbi Gomis has fallen out of favour at the Liberty Stadium this season
Borussia Dortmund have joined Chelsea and Juventus in the race for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.The 20-year-old has been a revelation since joining the Scottish champions from Fulham in the summer and he has bagged over 30 goals in all competitions so far.Chelsea were chasing the Frenchman back in January, while more recently Juventus have been tracking him too.And now, according to France Football, Dortmund are also monitoring Dembele’s movements very closely.The German side maybe forced to sign a striker this summer in case Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sold.The Gabon international is a target for Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, and he could leave for upwards of £50m. 1 Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring for Celtic
Wayne Rooney appears close to finalising his return to boyhood club Everton after being pictured arriving at the Toffees’ training ground on Saturday.Sky Sports footage showed the 31-year-old driving into the Merseyside club’s Finch Farm base in the afternoon as he nears a switch from Manchester United.Rooney, who is both United and England’s all-time record scorer, originally left Everton for Old Trafford in 2004 and talks about him rejoining the Toffees have gathered pace in recent days.Former Everton midfielder Peter Reid, who won two league titles with the club in the 1980s, wrote on Twitter: “@WayneRooney welcome home lad ð???@Everton”Earlier on on Saturday it was confirmed United had agreed a fee with Everton for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku which is understood to be worth an initial £75million, and that deal will be sealed once the striker passes a medical and agrees personal terms.Although it was initially believed Rooney’s departure would not be linked to the Lukaku deal, reports have suggested United could now use a man who has scored 253 goals for them as part of the package.A couple of hours after entering Finch Farm Rooney was later filmed outside the club’s training complex signing autographs for fans who had gathered.The rest of Jose Mourinho’s United’s squad are due to fly out to America, where Lukaku currently is, on Sunday for their pre-season tour. 1 Wayne Rooney, pictured in action during Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial in 2015
It’s about as far removed from a Donegal sport as you can get.Curling is coming to the Finn Valley!But now, fresh on from the Winter Olympics in Russia, the popular sport will be coming to the Finn Valley.A team from the CAKE Wednesday Club for older people will take-on a Stranorlar outfit next Monday, March 3, at the Oaktree Centre in Killygordon. Following the establishment of an east Donegal league by the Donegal Sports Partnership, CAKE will enter teams against neighbouring Raphoe, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Lifford.The will have five home and five away games.Next Monday’s encounter against Stranorlar should be an entertaining and competitive one and spectators are more than welcome to come along.The game will begin at 2 pm and end at around 4 pm. Meanwhile, tickets are selling fast for the annual dinner dance for the older people of the area which will be held in the Villa Rose, Hotel, Ballybofey on Wednesday, March 12.Anyone who wishes to go should contact the CAKE office as soon as possible on 074 91 49557, between 9 am and 1:30 pm.There are only a few tickets remaining.CURLING IS TAKING OFF IN DONEGAL! was last modified: February 26th, 2014 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:Curlingdonegal