Shelly to release tell-all book

first_imgDouble Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will publish a tell-all autobiography this year. The book will detail her many struggles and obstacles along her path to becoming an Olympic champion. Titled Pryceless Journey, the book, according to a release yesterday, will reveal soul-searching testimony, very personal information, as well as provide success tips in overcoming personal challenges. Teaming up with veteran journalist Ian Boyne, host of Television Jamaica’s long-standing motivational-inspirational programme Profile, Fraser-Pryce said Pryceless Journey will demonstrate the power of positive thinking, diligent application and resilience. “I am normally a shy and very private person, so some things told in this book will be revealed for the first time, even to some of my closest friends!” she admitted in the release. “I want people to read this book and be inspired by my personal determination that led to my Olympic success and realise you can accomplish your goals, no matter where you are from,” she added. Ian Boyne, who conducted interviews with Fraser-Pryce over a nearly one-year period said: “Working with Shelly-Ann on this project has been one of the highlights of my career. She is the complete package.” Pryceless Journey will be released locally by Pelican Publishers, with international release to be negotiated and finalised.last_img

Fisherman hospitalised after thrashing from nephew

first_imgA fisherman is now hospitalised after he was beaten by his cutlass wielding nephew during an argument at Friendship, Corentyne, Berbice, on Thursday last.The injured man has been identified as Deonarine Boodhoo, 43, of Friendship Squatting Area.Reports are that Boodhoo and his nephew, Suresh Persaud, 23, had a misunderstanding that stemmed from a family dispute. The nephew told Police that he confronted Boodhoo to speak with him about his behaviour but instead, he was attacked with a cutlass.Persaud reportedly managed to relieve the man of the cutlass and dealt him a blow to the back. The now injured man collapsed and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was admitted and remains a patient.From reports received, the man is slipping in and out of consciousness and has to be monitored by doctors and nurses.Police in B Division (Berbice) have detained Persaud as they continue investigations into the incident.last_img

Exclusive – Mirallas must say sorry to Everton fans for ‘selfish’ actions, urges former Toffees star

first_imgKevin Mirallas cost Everton a vital victory against West Brom and owes supporters an apology, former Toffees star Andy Gray has told talkSPORT.The Belgian attacker missed a first-half penalty during Monday night’s goalless draw at Goodison Park, after taking the ball from regular taker Leighton Baines and ignoring pleas from team-mates to hand it back.Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville blasted his actions as a “despicable breach of team spirit” and Gray agrees that Mirallas badly let down his side and the Merseyside club’s fans.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, Gray said: “In this day where footballers are so quick to get on social media and air their grievances, it would be so nice for Kevin Mirallas or his agent to get on social media and explain what went on there, what he was thinking about, what was in his mind.“If he hasn’t got that, then [make] a simple apology to Everton fans because that is two points gone. There is no doubt in my mind that if Everton would have scored that penalty, and I think Baines would have scored, then they  would have gone on to win the game.”Gray, who believes Baines also deserves criticism for not putting up more of a fight over the spot-kick, added: “It was selfish. He was only interested in himself.“He had a good game when he was introduced at West Ham, scored a fantastic free-kick, and maybe that gave him too much belief, too much arrogance.“I would not have allowed that if I was on the pitch. I know one or two other players got involved and tried to stop him, but Leighton Baines was a little disappointing for me.“Leighton should have been stronger. He should have said to Kevin ‘no, I’m going to get into trouble if I let you take it. I take the penalties, it is 0-0, not 3-0, in a really big game at the bottom of the league, I need to take this penalty, Kevin, because I am going to score it’.“They were both at fault, but Mirallas was selfish. He was only thinking about Kevin Mirallas, he wasn’t thinking about Everton.”last_img


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first_imgAn enviable line-up of Irish traditional musicians and tutors will be taking classes as part of the first Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhair.Whether you’re a musician, singer, dancer or Irish language enthusiast, the Scoil has workshops, concerts, lectures as well as film and family events to suit everyone.Tuition is available in flute, fiddle, guitar, bodhrán, accordian and uilleann pipes, sean-nós dancing and arts and crafts. Tickets are now available and it is advised to book early as there are limited places.Scoil Gheimridh takes place from Saturday December 27th 20-4 until Jan 1st 2015. AN CHÉAD SCOIL GHEIMRIDH GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhairlast_img

‘Stranger danger’ – Donegal Gardaí warn parents over personalised school items

first_imgGardaí in Donegal have issued a warning to parents not to add their children’s names to their school bags as they prepare to go back to school in September. The warning comes following a new initiative by Donegal gardaí, ‘Stranger danger’, warning parents that their child could ‘automatically presume that anyone who knows their name is not a stranger’.A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána in Donegal said: “That time of year is upon us all again and we are out buying bits and pieces for back to school in September. “When buying a school bag for your child please do not have any personalisations added with their name visible.“A child will automatically presume that anyone who knows their name is not a stranger.“There are so many choices out there from personalised pencil cases to stickers for books with the child’s name added and that is fine as they won’t be seen when the child is travelling to and from school.”‘Stranger danger’ – Donegal Gardaí warn parents over personalised school items was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Calling all service providers who work with Veterans in New York State

first_imgWith continued efforts to better leverage the Cooperative Extension System as a force multiplier in Military Family Readiness and Capacity Building, we would like to invite all service providers in New York State to the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference – Connecting Veterans in NYS & Creating Regional Networks.The Cooperative Extension of Broome County and Cornell Small Farms Program/FarmOps are hosting a one-day conference at the Agricultural Development Center in Binghamton, New York on Tuesday, November 27th.At the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference, service providers who work with veterans in a variety of capacities across New York State will be speaking at the conference.Veteran farmers will also be speaking about their experiences using local support during their journey of farming.For more information and to register for the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference, go to:

PV Sindhu lands in Hyderabad, grand reception planned for the Rio hero

first_imgA grand welcome has been planned for Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu after her homecoming on Monday. (Rio Olympics – Full Coverage)The government of Telangana is making large-scale arrangements to welcome the Hyderabad star, who became the first woman to win an Olympic silver medal for the country.The 21-year-old is the new heartthrob of City of Nizam after 2012 London Bronze medallist bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and tennis sensation Sania Mirza. (Also read: When Sakshi Malik ran into PV Sindhu after their moments of glory)Sindhu, along with coach P. Gopichand will be given a warm welcome on their arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at around 08.50 AM.Information Technology Minister, KT Rama Rao, along with other dignitaries will lead the reception. CM TO FELICITATE SINDHU Sindhu and Gopichand will then be brought in a procession to Gachibowli Stadium and will be felicitated by Government of Telangana. (Also read: Who does PV Sindhu belong to? Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in bitter fight) En route, the star shuttler will be welcomed by school children at various points from airport to the stadium, located at HITEC City, where Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will felicitate the Olympian.Meanwhile, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has directed its officials to install huge hoardings along the procession route.Later in the day, Sindhu will reach Pullela Gopichand Academy, where she along with the man himself will met the trainees of the academy.Apart from the congratulatory messages, it has also been raining rewards on Sindhu.advertisementWhile Telangana government has announced a cash prize of Rs 5 crore, the Andhra Pradesh government will present Sindhu with Rs 3 crore along with a job and five-acre land.last_img

Kohli says Saha is the best wicketkeeper in the country. Where does that put Dhoni?

first_imgVirat Kohli on Monday showered praise on the gutsy Wriddhiman Saha, whose twin fifties in the Kolkata Test turned out to be crucial in India’s 178-run series clinching victory over New Zealand. Saha had scored fifties in each innings to rescue India from dire straits in the second Test at the Eden Gardens. The 31-year-old was named Man of the Match for his efforts for the first time in his 17-match Test career. Saha’s wicket-keeping skills have also won him several admirers, with skipper Kohli calling him the “best in the country” at the moment. “Saha is the best wicketkeeper in the country right now and he’s doing a great job in Test cricket. Saha is wonderful behind the stumps and can bat. He backs himself to play his shots,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. (Wriddhiman Saha best wicketkeeper in India: Virat Kohli) Saha became India’s Test wicketkeeper following Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s sudden retirment from the longest format of the game in the middle of the Australia tour in 2014. He has been a regular since and has only grown in stature. Dhoni retired from Tests after playing 90 matches, scoring 4876 runs at 38.09. He scored six hudreds, including a double ton, and 33 fifties. Dhoni finished his career at 294 dismissals (256 catches, 38 stumpings) – the fifth-highest behind Mark Boucher, Adam Gilchrist, Ian Healy and Rodney Marsh. (Wriddhiman Saha humble after heroic effort in front of home crowd ) India have found a fine replacement for Dhoni in Saha. Not only is he scoring runs at crunch situations, his glovework is also brilliant and it has won him accolades even from former captain Sourav Ganguly. “Saha has been superb. He is someone who’s only getting better. I think his knocks in this Test match will probably be one of his best,” Ganguly told India Today. “There was never a doubt about his glovework. The question in everbody’s mind was that will he be able to play the role of a batsman? And I think he’s come out with flying colours. The hundred in West Indies has given him a lot of self belief. He’s averaging nearly 64 in Test matches in 2016, which is remarkable,” Ganguly added. DHONI’S SUCCESSOR IN LIMITED-OVERS TOO? Now that Saha has proven himself in Test cricket, the team management would love to bring him back on board in coloured clothing once Dhoni makes his way out. Saha has played nine ODIs for India so far. Though the numbers are not that impressive but he’s come a long way and has matured a lot as a cricketer since playing his last 50-over match, against Sri Lanka on November 9, 2014. Dhoni gave up Test cricket to prolong his limited-overs career but his ability to finish off matches has taken a huge hit. (Saha, Rohit, Bhuvneshwar take giant leaps in ICC Test rankings) He last scored a fifty when he struck an unbeaten 92 to lead India to a 22-run win over South Africa in Indore last year. However, his form has dropped rapidly and he is without a half-century in eight innings now. He struck his last century three years ago. However, Dhoni still averages 51.25 in the format. Though Dhoni has never scored a fifty in T20Is, his inability to finish the game drew a lot of flak after he failed to score 8 runs off the last over on couple of occasions – vs Zimbabwe and West Indies – earlier this year. The limited-overs captain will get a chance to set things right come October 16 when India take on New Zealand in a five-match series. He will definitely be under pressure during the series and will have to back himself with some good scores from his bat.advertisementlast_img

Conte confirms he will not take Real Madrid job

first_imgFormer Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has claimed he wants to wait until June before returning to management while addressing the possibility of taking over at Real Madrid.The 49-year-old has been out of work since leaving Stamford Bridge during the summer, after winning the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two-year stint in England.The ex-Blues boss had been lined up to replace Julen Lopetgeui at Santiago Bernabeu, but for the time being Santiago Solari has been installed as manager on an interim basis. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Solari has overseen an immediate turnaround in fortunes on the pitch, as Madrid have won four games in succession, and is now expected to be offered the role on a permanent basis in the near future.Conte spoke to Sky Sports on Monday and addressed the Madrid speculation – which is still raging on heading into the winter period – confessing that despite interest from top clubs, he intends to wait until the end of the season before signing up for a ‘new project’.”Real Madrid? As I see it, it is better to wait until the end of the season than to take a train running now,” the Italian tactician said.”I want to wait for June and start again with a new project. In three months I could change my mind and deny everything, but I’ve always thought of it this way.”Conte has also been touted for a possible return to Juventus, whom he managed between 2011 and 2014, winning three consecutive Serie A titles before taking the top job with Italy.While he denies wanting to succeed Massimiliano Allegri in Turin, he does admit that he would be most comfortable returning to work in his native land.”If I think about the fact that I could train Ronaldo? No, I do not think about it,” Conte added. “I’m happy with the players I’ve trained and the things I’ve won. The club continues to grow and is doing a great job at the business level, with huge purchases and a great deal for Allegri.”Of course, I am Italian and I like to live and train in Italy, obviously, at the moment there is an incredible dominance of Juventus, but the pursuers are they are strengthening year after year “.last_img