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first_imgLudlow Watts, manager of Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, defended the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) selection of Rasheed Dwyer to the team, while explaining the exclusion of quarter-miler Ricardo Chambers.Watts explained that Dwyer, who finished fifth in the 200m final at the JAAA/Supreme Venture Limited National Senior Championships and out of the automatic qualifying spots for his pet event, was added as a member of the 4x100m pool as a replacement for Andrew Fisher, who effectively gave up his spot after defecting to Bahrain.Chambers, who had battled his way back from years of injuries and setbacks, crossed the line in third place in the men’s 400m final at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, which serves as the primary selection method for the World Championships.The athlete celebrated what seemed an automatic spot in the individual 400m, with the JAAA selection policy making provision for the top-three finishers with IAAF qualifying standards as representatives in individual events.However, Chambers was later disqualified for a lane violation, promoting Peter Matthews to the third and final automatic individual spot, with Edino Steele, Jonia McDonald and Dane Hyatt also promoted to the fourth – sixth positions.All three were, as a result, named as members of the 4x400m relay pool, with Chambers – who posted the third fastest time by a Jamaican this year (44.93) at the NACAC Championships recently – and a number of observers expressing surprise at his exclusion from the squad.Vacancy filled”In the case of (Rasheed) Dwyer, there was a clear vacancy because we had six places for the (4x100m) relay pool, but ended up with only five athletes because one person who had qualified in the top six at trials, (Andrew) Fisher, is looking to represent another country, so that left us with five athletes and a clear vacancy in the 4x100m,” Watts told Gleaner Athletics. “Based on the entry, you could not have gotten anyone else on the team unless it was someone for the relay pool.”He added: “In the case of (Ricardo) Chambers, there was no scope for him to get in because they already selected six athletes for the 4x400m pool, so he could only have been named to the squad if someone withdrew,” Watts explained.The JAAA selection policy states:”Athletes placing in the first four positions in the 100m and 400m will be named to the relay pool. The remaining members of the relay pool will be selected by the JAAA Selection Committee.”As mandated by the IAAF, athletes who are selected to run individual 100m/400m are automatic members of the relay pool.”Dwyer, who is coached by technical leader Maurice Wilson, also has wildcard considerations, having won the 200m at the just-concluded Area championships, the NACAC Open Champs in San JosÈ, Costa Rica.last_img read more

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first_imgPRICES FOR goods in Donegal are now often cheaper than the North thanks to increased VAT in the UK to 20%, a local business leader said today.Toni Forrester, Chief Executive of Letterkenny Chamber, told donegaldaily.com that retailers in Donegal have a more level playing field and is hopeful that it will help the local economy.“The increase in the UK VAT rate to 20% will contribute to discouraging people from Donegal going across the border to shop,” said Ms Forrester. “Prices will inevitably increase  to allow for the 2.5% rise and other measures brought in at the last UK budget may mean prices could be increased even further as businesses struggle with increased costs.“This move by the UK government will bring VAT rates much closer together making more of a level playing field for places like the North West.“Prices across the board in Ireland have been coming down and it is becoming clear that the difference is negligible and in many cases prices are cheaper on this side of the border.“During the pre-Christmas period shoppers tended to stay local because of the weather and we hope that they will have seen evidence of the value to be found and will stay with the local providers who served them well during the Christmas period.” She is hopeful that Northern shoppers will begin returning to Letterkenny.The Chamber leader added: “The pressure on business at present is enormous, consumers are spending less and margins are tighter than ever.“Price increases North of the Border may also encourage northern shoppers to come back to Letterkenny to shop where they can find excellent value and deals on Sterling.“Doing business on the border is always a matter of swings and roundabouts and this Vat increase may offer much needed opportunities during the coming months.”A short time ago the pound had gained half a cent against the Euro to 85.88 with some predicting that sterling will rise in coming days following a favourable report on the UK economy in today’s Financial Times. NORTH’S VAT INCREASE ‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR DONEGAL, SAYS LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER was last modified: January 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The second time, we took a crew of 20 people and rented air-conditioned trailers and RVs, water tanks and gas tanks because there was nothing in Louisiana that you could use. Most of the animals we rescued on that trip were running through the streets or playing in the toxic water. We gave them several baths, and the vets who volunteered with us gave them health checkups.” Dorafshar and his crew went door-to-door searching places where they could find evidence of animal lovers – a dog house or carrier, bird houses, toys – to rescue pets left behind. They noted the location of each find, using global positioning satellites when addresses were wiped clean by the hurricane, in the hopes that, once the animals were safe, they could be reunited with their fleeing owners. “The city of New Orleans was dead on our first trip,” Dorafshar said. “You walk in the city. and all the homes on the left and right are gray. There’s no color at all and no noise except the volunteers walking around. These people lost everything they ever owned. Being able to find the owners and put them back together with their pets is absolutely wonderful.” The second drive home brought 40 animals to shelters in Southern California. Every animal rescued by Dorafshar’s crew was implanted with a microchip to identify them. Dorafshar thought his Gulf Coast work was done until he got a call in early October from friends in Gonzales, La., who told him their shelter was closing, putting hundreds of animals at risk. He orchestrated the airlift of 120 dogs and cats to Los Angeles, farming them out to various shelters and kennels for feeding and care. NEWHALL – The Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport will live up to its name on Sunday when New Leash on Life conducts the Katrina Super Adoption Event. Nearly 200 animals from the Gulf Coast areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita – christened “ruffugees” by their rescuers – will put on a hopeful face for potential owners. The adoption event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bobby Dorafshar, founder of New Leash on Life in Newhall, made two trips to the Gulf states to rescue animals, the first just four days after Hurricane Katrina hit in August and the second a couple of weeks later. “I contacted a couple of organizations in the area to see what they needed, and both times I drove because I took them supplies,” Dorafshar said. “The first time, I took one volunteer, and we were in Louisiana for five days. We had to leave because the next hurricane was about to hit; we grabbed about seven animals and came home. Volunteers have been working the Internet, text messaging and phone banks for the last two months to facilitate reunions of pets and owners. About 20 percent of the animals have been reunited with their owners, but the vast majority are looking for homes. “Some of the owners we found could not keep the dog for various reasons, which is why we’re having the adoption on (Sunday),” Dorafshar said. “These animals are true survivors, and they deserve a chance to live with a family that gives them love and attention.” The “ruffugees” have been living at more than 30 animal sanctuaries throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties. The adoption event will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also feature a silent auction and pet-related vendors. Proceeds from the auction will be distributed among the groups that cared for the animals. Volunteers are needed to help with holding the animals, cleaning and supervising them and guiding the adoptions, as well as a variety of other tasks. To volunteer, call Alex Isbell at (661) 255-0097, Ext. 105. The Santa Monica Airport is located at 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. For more information on animal rescue efforts, visit www.newleash.org or www.rescueforruffugees.org. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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