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Shelly’s test – Fraser-Pryce returns to high quality Pre-Classic

first_img She noted that she has been forced to do a lot of her work from home, inclusive of core strengthening and gym exercises, but is determined to overcome this setback. “I think it’s more a mental test than anything else right now. I am one of those athletes who is able to run through pain because I believe that all athletes, in order to get to where they need to, there is some amount of pain you will feel, but I think I have surpassed my threshold and I am just trying to stay focused and stay in the game. You don’t want to put yourself out mentally,” Fraser-Pryce underlined. Today’s test will be provided by old rivals Carmelita Jeter, Murielle Ahoure and Blessing Okagbare, along with fellow Jamaicans Simone Facey, who, with 11.00, is the second fastest Jamaican so far in the event this year. A lot of interest will also follow the men’s 100m, where Asafa Powell will square off against the American pair of Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, as well as early season pacesetter Femi Ogunode (Qatar), who leads the world with 9.91 seconds, and World Champs bronze medallist Andre DeGrasse. Elaine Thompson will compete in her first 200m of the season, where world champion Dafne Schippers and the in-form Tori Bowie await, in what should be an exciting contest that promises the first sub-22 seconds clocking of the season, while national record holder Rusheen McDonald may have to go close to his 43.93 if he is to threaten the Kirani James, LaShawn Merritt 400m duopoly in a thrilling quarter-miler showdown that also features sub-43 talent in Isaac Makwala and Youssef Masrahi. Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson will look to reel in fast-starting Bahamian Shaunae Miller in the women’s 400m, with Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards-Ross also looking to impress in front of their home crowd. Leading hurdler Omar McLeod puts his undefeated start on the line against compatriot Hansle Parchment, Aries Merritt, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and David Oliver in what is, as always, a fiercely competitive 110m hurdles field, with major interest also coming in the 100m hurdles, which feature top guns Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper-Nelson, Jasmin Stowers, Sharika Nelvis and Kendra Harrison, who is responsible for the three fastest times in the event this year. EUGENE, Oregon: Winning the Olympics is an unknown and even an emergency appendectomy months before the 2009 World Championships pale in the mind of Jamaican super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who described her efforts to win three gold medals at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a serious toe injury as her biggest challenge so far in her career. Fraser-Pryce will make her return to the track in the 100m at today’s Prefontaine Classic the IAAF Diamond League stop in Eugene, Oregon, after missing several weeks of track work after a toe on her left foot, which has been bothering her for over a year, started acting up earlier this year. The injury has kept the two-time Olympic 100m champion out of meets in Kingston and Shanghai, but the 29 year-old says she is eager to see where she is at this point 69 days away from the Olympics – in what is as much a mental test as a physical one. “Training was going great in my background season. I was hitting the times and getting the work done and then, unexpectedly, I had a reoccurrence of an injury and it set me back quite a bit, but, to be honest, as an athlete, you have to prepare for things like that mentally, so I am just trying to work through all the pain to try and get ready for the Olympics,” said Fraser-Pryce during a pre-meet press conference at the Valley River Inn. “I had this problem last year, so it’s my second year running with this injury but it has got worse. We are trying to get that fixed and right now, we are still trying to get pressure off the toe and see how best we can work around this. “I’ve never really been in this situation when it comes to injuries. I’m not injury-prone. I’ve had injuries, but nothing major. This is probably my biggest injury since I have been in athletics. When it just happened, it was nerve-wrecking. I couldn’t sleep, I was anxious, and I started to think a lot but right now, I am a lot better. I am learning to cope … I am still very focused and motivated and I still have my goals in mind,” said Fraser-Pryce. DETERMINEDlast_img read more

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Ricci Rivero participates in Gilas practice

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pyeongchang Olympics brings ‘real hope’ to divided Koreas, says Bach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Also attending the practice were Japeth Aguilar, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.Sophomores Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Jio Jalalon were also in attendance, but remained on the sidelines for the session.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe current Gilas pool members continue their preparations for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, where they face Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne before flying back home to take on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.Aside from Rivero, nine players from the “23-for-23” cadet list also participated in the training namely Paul Desiderio, J-Jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Arvin Tolentino, Ken Tuffin, Juan Gomez de Liaño, and high school standouts Kai Sotto of Ateneo, Will Gozum of Mapua, and newcomer Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of National University. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero was finally an active participant on Monday’s Gilas Pilipinas evening training session at Meralco Gym as for the second straight week, coach Chot Reyes drew a complete attendance from his current pool.Veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood spearheaded the 12 members of the current pool.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 View commentslast_img read more

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LNOC Executives Must Not Ignore LNHA’s Claim

first_imgIt was the late President Samuel Kanyon Doe who reechoed the well-known wise Liberian saying that a trap that is set in town, may not be for rats alone. You get the meaning?At the time, his enemies were scheming to overthrow him; and instead of supporting his position, those that used to adore him cheered for his enemies, and in a large demonstration told him to step down.In their own words, they sang, “monkey come down.” But what was really the point?It was about how and who to govern Liberia. This brief introduction to events that led Liberia’s descent to anarchy is happening in several organizations, notably in the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL), and the Liberia National Olympic Committee being accused of ‘meddling’ in the affairs of the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA).While some efforts are being made to handle the SWAL leadership crisis (though Inquirer’s Managing Editor Phillip N. Wesseh’s attempt was ignored by the opposing group last weekend), this write up is about the silence that surrounds handball president Mason Saweler’s claim that the LNOC, under President Phillibert Brown, has outlived its usefulness and therefore there should be a new leadership.Saweler has issued a catalogue of issues against the current administration and added that for 12 years the LNOC has not had a credible election, and the last he could remember was held in Mr. Brown’s bedroom. Though Saweler did not raise any issue after that election, he has launched a campaign for change in the LNOC when President Brown issued a belated statement declaring LNHA elections not free and fair. The funny thing is that the election in question took place six months after the LNOC’s statement.And Saweler has shown no signs of backing down. The LNOC, planning for 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil recently made a budget for US$151,000. Though the Ministry of Finance has rejected the budget claiming there is no money, as well as the recent Zika virus epidemic in Brazil, the real reason could be that the LNOC has not been able to show over the last 12 years that it can prove anything by participating in the Olympic Games to justify such a colossal amount against the backdrop of hard economic realities in Liberia.LNOC VP for technical affairs Malcolm Joseph has described the Brazil Olympics as ‘Political Olympics’ to indicate that all nations must be there just for the name, which is not enough reason for Liberia, if even the government can afford the money, to go to the Olympics.What has been the drawback to the LNOC’s argument is its failure to develop any of the sporting codes that are admitted at the Olympic Games to develop athletes worthy of their name to be able to represent Liberia abroad.It is sad that an LNOC official told Youth & Sports Minister Charles N’tow recently at a single building described without shame as ‘Olympic Village’ that Liberia will depend on athletes abroad for the Brazil Olympic Games.It is also regrettable that in 2012, the LNOC approved the selection of a ‘money changer’ whose presence was as hopeless as his selection to the London Olympics Games under Brown’s administration. Today, Liberian boxing is dead, while many great boxers from around the world made remarkable success at the Olympic Games.It is therefore important that the Executive Committee of the LNOC, which comprises presidents of all sports federations and associations, get their act together to demonstrate responsible leadership as members of the LNOC so that decisions by the LNOC are done with everyone’s input, for the benefit of all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GuySuCo still to pronounce on flying knives incident after close to 7 months

first_imgSabotage or mechanical failure?This March will mark seven months since some $18 million worth of sugarcane produce at the Uitvlugt Estate, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was left to spoil after the turbine malfunctioned and sent 70 knives flying.Though some of the produce was saved, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is yet to make public its preliminary findings on the probe that was launched last year. Moreover, it has not confirmed if any actions were or will be taken as a consequence of the mishap.In late January, GuySuCo’s Corporate Communications Manager Audreyanna Thomas told another section of the press that the investigation was at the “disciplinary hearing stage”.However, that was more than one month ago and to date, no official word has been disclosed on the multimillion-dollar incident. Nevertheless, Thomas had indicated that the extended time was being facilitated so that the parties involved could have a fair hearing.It was in August 2018 that the knives, which are made out of carbon steel and weigh 20lbs each, went flying and caused workers to dart for their safety.GuySuCo revealed later in that month that it had launched its investigation by senior management to probe the spoilage and also to understand how the mishap occurred.Guyana Times has been following the story since it broke and it was unearthed that management was considering “negligence”.Although official word was never given to solidify this revelation, GuySuCo never denied that this was the case.In October of last year, this newspaper was reliably informed that two managers were sent on leave in the wake of the probe. Again, the sugar corporation did not respond to this disclosure.It was reported in the media that workers had started up the number two turbine at about 09:30h and a section called the “governor” was reportedly not maintained properly in the out of crop period.The turbine has 70 knives on the sharp which spins to shred the canes, and on the day of the mishap, when workers had started the machines, it overspun and the knives flew out several feet away, which had forced several workers to dart for safety and take cover.Estate Manager, Yudhisthira Mana, had not publicly disclosed the full cost to repair the shredder machine, which was reportedly in the millions.Guyana Times reported last year that the number two turbine was completely damaged, and it had to be replaced with a turbine from the defunct La Bonne Intention Estate (LBI). The original sharp from the Uitvlugt Estate has also been completely damaged in last year’s mishap.The Uitvlugt Estate is the lone Demerara estate, with Wales and East Demerara having been shuttered in 2016 and 2017 respectively.last_img read more

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Weekend brings drag race season opener

first_imgWith the summer season quickly approaching, the light has turned green for the 2011 drag racing season.On Saturday May 14, the Northern Lights Raceway will be holding its season opening races. Races will also be taking place Sunday, May 15 for an opening weekend full of excitement.- Advertisement -The raceway is located east of Fort St. John near the local airport.The weekend races will begin at 11 a.m.For more information on the races or the Northern Lights Raceway, please visit its website.last_img read more

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Education Revolution countdown

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There are just 59 days left until the Los Angeles Municipal general election on May 15 when voters will decide the fate of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. The outcome of the two runoff elections, including the Jon Lauritzen-Tamar Galatzan race in the San Fernando Valley, will determine whether LAUSD stays in the same mediocre hands or whether major changes are made. What the changes are depends on you the voters. We believe LAUSD needs a top-to-bottom overhaul and have challenged Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the candidates he supports and those who he opposes to come clean before the election on what the plan is to end decades of failure in our schools. We think they also need to hear from parents, students, teachers and everyone in the community who cares about the future of the city and its residents. So speak your mind by going to the Education Revolution, where we will post our editorials, information from our reporters and your commentslast_img read more

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Monks and nuns put on a fashion show to win young believers

first_imgThe Tsukiji Honganji offers theological seminars in English for foreign visitors, and has fitted its main hall with a pipe organ for Western-style weddings to attract young couples. Some other temples have also introduced cafes, art galleries and other innovations to reach out to young people who are interested in a different lifestyle. “Many of us priests share the sense of crisis and a need to do something to reach out to people,” said priest Kosuke Kikkawa, 37, one of the organizers of Saturday’s event. “We won’t change Buddha’s teachings, but perhaps we need a different presentation that can touch the feelings of the people today.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Their robes were gorgeous,” said Sayaka Anma, one of the audience in her 20s, after the monks’ show. “I was a bit surprised in the beginning, but it was very moving.” More than 1,200 years after it first arrived from mainland Asia, Buddhism in Japan is in crisis, priests say. Almost three-quarters of Japan’s population of 120 million are registered as Buddhist, but for many, the only time they enter a temple is to attend a funeral. That has sent many of the country’s 75,000 temples into financial trouble. Japan’s aging population has meant more funerals, but the declining population and birth rate mean fewer young people to share the bill to keep temples afloat. “We wanted to show the young people that Buddhism is cool, and temples are not a place just for funerals,” said Koji Matsubara, a chief monk at Tsukiji. TOKYO – Japanese monks and nuns hit the catwalk in Tokyo on Saturday in a bid to spread Buddhism among younger people in this rapidly aging society. The fashion show opened with a Buddhist prayer set to a hip-hop beat at the centuries-old Tsukiji Honganji temple, where nearly 40 monks and nuns from eight major Buddhist sects showed off elaborate robes in an effort to win back believers. Five monks from each school walked on the runway, then chanted prayers and wrapped up in a grand finale with confetti resembling lotus petals. Buddhist monks traditionally wear simple black robes. But to appeal to more fashion-conscious youth, the monks wore green and yellow clothes, some with gold embroidery. Others wore elaborate, multilayered robes. last_img read more

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Top 15 transfers which seemed expensive, but proved to be worth every penny

first_imgWhen Everton parted with £40million to sign from Richarlison from Watford, it’s fair to say there were a fair few eyebrows raised.After setting the Premier League alight last season, the Brazilian failed to score again after netting against West Ham United in November. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won After winning the World Cup with France, Henry seemed to have the world at his feet. But a move to Juventus failed to ignite his career and he was sold a year later to the Gunners. After failing to score in his opening seven games, fans were beginning to think there was a reason Juve had been so quick to sell. But boss Arsene Wenger knew he had a talent on his hands and moved the winger to a more orthodox striking role. 228 goals and a bronze statue outside the Emirates has proved he was a worthy investment. As evidenced above, Spurs fans took particular chagrin to the move. 16 BEST OF silverware Despite being linked with both Chelsea and Real Madrid, Uruguay international Cavani joined the Qatar-backed side and was instantly assigned the role of backup to the charismatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Once the Swede left for Man United in 2016 however, Cavani came into his own. He eclipsed Zlatan’s goal records for the club and still managed to keep his place in the side, despite the signings of Neymar and Mbappe. A nightmare for defenders, the 31-year-old looks set to continue to be the main striker in the French capital. Deemed to have been a Chelsea flop and seen as a waste of money by Jurgen Klopp, Salah returned to England knowing he had to make an immediate impression. However, no-one could have predicted the incredible season he would have had last year, nearly delivering the Champions League trophy thanks to his 42 goals in all competitions. Having already opened his Premier League account for the season, it remains to be seen if the ‘Egyptian King’ can replicate his incredible goalscoring form, but he has already proved to be worth every penny. Richarlison bagged two goals on his Everton debut Luis Figo: Barcelona to Real Madrid, 2000 – £37.2million 16 Below are 15 examples of transfers which were once considered to be too much money, but actually proved to be fantastic value.Scroll down to see the entire list!David Silva: Valencia to Manchester City, 2010 – £29million revealed 16 It’s fair to say Madrid knew they were getting value for their money when they signed the best player in the world, but fans were still intrigued to see what effect the Portugal superstar would have. He hit the ground running and transformed his game to become the most deadly marksman in the world. In his nine years in the Spanish capital, he scored more then 40 goals in eight seasons. He also became Madrid’s record goalscorer and broke the LaLiga record – eventually finishing with 311 goals from just 292 games. Added to that four Champions League trophies, Ronaldo actually proved to be a bit of a bargain in the end. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Edinson Cavani: Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain, 2013 – £55million The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Already a known quantity for his heroics with Parma, Juve signed the 23-year-old for a world record fee for a keeper with the confidence they would soon have the best in the world on their hands. Buffon quite literally exceeded those expectations, becoming a legend with Bianconeri. His leadership and incredible ability saw him named as captain, leading the club back from Serie B to an unprecedented seven Serie A titles in a row, until he left for PSG this summer. Ferdinand’s move across the Pennines not only made him the most expensive British player in history, it also made him the most expensive player in the world. One of his first games incidentally, was against Leeds at Elland Road which the home side won, fuelling speculation the move was a mistake. A Rolls Royce of a defender, the future England captain quickly proved people wrong. Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009 – £80million Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 16 16 Roy Keane: Nottingham Forest to Manchester United, 1993 – £3.5million Gianluigi Buffon: Parma to Juventus, 2001 – £32million latest targets 16 16 moving on 16 16 When Jurgen Klopp signed the Netherlands captain after almost half a season without playing and a seemingly bad attitude, fans were left scratching their head. Not forgetting he forked out a world record fee for a defender to bring him to Anfield, it’s fair to say even the most die-hard Red would have been sceptical. However, the 27-year-old looks to have finally settled their defence and will be crucial to their Premier League title hopes this season. By far and away the most expensive transfer on this list, Mbappe’s inclusion at such an embryonic stage in his career may appear to be premature, but it is actually anything but. The forward will be 20 by Christmas and is already and Ligue 1 and World Cup winner. PSG have invested in the young man, and seem set to reap the benefits for many years. As with many transfers on this list, the price will seem relative in just a few short seasons. With club colleague Neymar being globally vilified for his World Cup theatrics, there is a real possibility for ‘Brand Mbappe’ to explode and for the World Cup winner to stake a claim as the best player in the world once the duumvirate of Messi and Ronaldo finally ends. 16 When City fans heard rumours they were going to be signing a Germany international in a big-money move, very few would have expected to see Leroy Sane paraded about in sky blue, especially not for such a lofty sum. Still just 20 at the time, there was a huge risk spending so much money on such a precocious talent. However, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, he has established himself as one of the most dangerous talents in the Premier League and looks set to be a mainstay in the City side for years to come. Shortly after the World Cup, David Silva rejected the advances of Real Madrid to come to Manchester. With his wages reportedly reaching £160,000-a-week, fans were sceptical to say the least. However, after developing into one of the most creative midfielders in Premier League history, the Spaniard has three Premier League titles to his name as well as three League Cups. A fantastic investment for a club legend. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Jordan Henderson: Sunderland to Liverpool, 2011 – £20million IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne: Wolfsburg to Manchester City, 2015 – £55million Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 16 16 Thierry Henry: Juventus to Arsenal, 1999 – £10million Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Frank Lampard: West Ham United to Chelsea, 2001 – £11million REVEALED When Sir Alex Ferguson convinced Keane to sign for Manchester United in 1993, the Ireland midfielder had to tell Blackburn Rovers boss Sir Kenny Dalglish he would be rejecting their more lucrative offer to sign for United in a British record deal. ‘You won’t get away with this’, Dalglish is alleged to have told the midfielder but, in actual fact, he turned out to be one of the best midfielders of the Premier League era and a serial winner for the Red Devils. Sorry Kenny. 16 Virgil van Dijk: Southampton to Liverpool, 2018 – £75million gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 16 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Mohamed Salah: Roma to Liverpool, 2017 – £37million 16 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Rio Ferdinand: Leeds United to Manchester United, 2002 – £30million Much like Salah, KDB arrived back in England and was instantly dismissed as an expensive Chelsea flop. However, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, the creative midfielder has easily developed into one of the best attacking midfielders in the world. His exploits at Russia over the summer for Belgium only further cemented that. While City should have enough strength in-depth to cope without him during his absence through injury, the Citizens will be hoping he returns as soon as possible. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top football stories from talksport.com 16 Lampard left east London in rather acrimonious circumstances after the sacking of his father. At just 22, Chelsea took a chance on the young midfielder – despite constant jibes about his weight and his appearance. However, ‘Fat Frank’ (as he is so lovingly referred to by Hammers’ fans) put an end to any criticisms by becoming the Blues’ record goalscorer and lifting the Champions League trophy in 2012. For almost three years, it looked as though Henderson would be another English youngster who failed to make the grade at a top club. In Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography in 2013, the Scot believed the midfielder would suffer with problems due to his running style. Through sheer determination and perseverance, he has earned the Liverpool captaincy and developed into one of the most important players for England too. Still considered one of the most controversial transfers of all time, Figo’s switch between the El Clasico rivals came at a hefty price. The Portugal superstar was Barca’s talisman and looked set to lead the club for many years to come. However, newly elected President Florentino Perez was determined to fulfil his promise of bringing the superstar to the Spanish capital. After winning the Balon d’Or in his first season, he followed that up by bringing home the Champions League the following campaign. impact However, his start under Marco Silva at Everton has been a completely different story thus far.After scoring a brace against Wolverhampton Wanderers and then the winner against Southampton, fans might be beginning to regret teasing Toffees fans.While he is still in the embryonic stages of his career at Goodison Park, the 21-year-old is not the only big money signing to arrive at a club under a cloud of scepticism.However, as many have found out before him, it’s all about how you perform once you arrive that counts – not the price tag which got you there. Kylian Mbappe: Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain, 2018 – £166million Leroy Sane: Schalke to Manchester City, 2016 – £37million Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father smart causal Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

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BATTLE FOR RADIO LICENSE HOTS UP AS HIGHLAND MAN JUMPS TO RIVAL CONSORTIUM

first_imgThe consortium bidding against Highland Radio for the upcoming radio license has scored a major blow by scooping one of its leading contributors.Professor Roy GreensladeProfessor of Journalism Roy Greenslade is a well-known voice over the local airwaves on the Shaun Doherty Show.But the former Daily Mirror editor, who has a house in Ballyare, has joined rival Charlie Collins’ Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Ltd as an independent director. The new signing will be seen as a huge feather in the cap of the rival group who, along with Highland, must submit their application to the Broadcasting Association of Ireland by Monday next.Greenslade, who divides his time between Brighton and Donegal, is an international media commentator and columnist with The Guardian.The Tirconail Tribune reports that he joins other big hitters on the board of the new consortium including businessmen Paddy Simpson and US-based Danny Doohan.They will have to put together an impressive package together if they are to oust Highland who are the most successful local radio station in the country. It is thought that the BAI will opt for an oral hearing from both groups which will be heard in Co Donegal before Christmas. BATTLE FOR RADIO LICENSE HOTS UP AS HIGHLAND MAN JUMPS TO RIVAL CONSORTIUM was last modified: September 19th, 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:Highland RadioProfessor Roy Greensladeradio consortiumlast_img read more

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