Powell, Simpson reach settlement with company that sold them tainted drugs

first_imgAfter being blacklisted by various sponsors and athletics meeting organi-sers for the better part of two years, Paul Doyle, the agent of World Championships medallists Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, is hoping the pair can revive their reputations after having reached an out-of-court settlement with a company that sold them tainted supplements. “I just think the out-of-court settlement … gives them some justification and clearance for their names,” Doyle, speaking to The Gleaner from Ireland, said yesterday. A release from representatives of the former 100m world record holder, Powell, and Olympic and World Championships silver medallist Simpson, yesterday said the pair had reached a deal with Dynamic Life Nutrition (DLN) LLC, the company that sold the supplement Epiphany D1. The duo took the Epiphany D1 as part of their training regimen, but later found out it contained the stimulant oxilofrine. The pair tested positive for the banned substance at the 2013 Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association National Senior Championships and were suspended. They were unable to compete at the World Champion-ships in Moscow as a result. Powell and Simpson sued DLN earlier this year and Doyle said that it was a step towards clearing the athletes’ reputations. “Unfortunately, the damage to their reputations can never be undone, but at least this will prove to some people that it was … negligence on the part of the supplement company. “There are still meets that aren’t inviting them and still some sponsors that aren’t sponsoring them, but hopefully with this news, that will all change,” he added. Powell himself alluded to the damage in yesterday’s statement. “There is no way to really explain the kind of damage a ban has on an athlete’s reputation. For us, it was especially painful, because we really let down our countrymen. There’s no doubt that we’re going to continue fight to repair it and regain the trust of my fans and fans of the sport,” Powell said. Simpson was also quoted as being happy for the result. “The legal process is tedious, but we don’t think about it when we are on the track. We have a very capable team and both of us are now extra careful about our diets and supplement regimen,” she was quoted as saying. Doyle said the settlement had been made prior to last month’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. “It’s been a while … before the World Championships, but we didn’t want to distract the athletes with this,” he added. Both Powell and Simpson were racing at an athletics meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, yesterday, following which they will head to Brussels, Belgium, to compete in the IAAF Diamond League final on Friday. Doyle said the positive tests and the subsequent suspensions and damage to their reputation have “been the hardest thing they’ve ever had to deal with in their lifetime”. He added that the pair would now look to finish up the season with good performances and look forward to next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The release added that Powell and his management team had Epiphany D1 tested by three independent labs, including the World Anti-Doping Administration and the US Federal Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The supplement was subsequently listed on the USADA’s high-risk supplement list, while DLN has also stopped selling the product. negligencelast_img read more

Wolves hold off Thunder in Butler’s return

first_imgLATEST STORIES Butler scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and helped the Timberwolves hold on for a 119-116 win over the Thunder. His veteran leadership was felt on both ends of the floor for Minnesota, which improved to 3-2.“He makes a big difference,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Just having his presence — he’s a great leader, does the right things on the floor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogKarl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 19 rebounds to lead Minnesota. Towns also had arguably his best defensive game of the young season, posting a season-high four blocks.While Towns and other Timberwolves fed off Butler’s energy, Butler did what he could at both ends to keep the Thunder at bay in the final minutes. He scored nine points in the final 4:09 to help the Wolves close it out. He also played a team-high 38 minutes in his return from illness. MOST READ “Obviously, they’re a very talented team and we’ve got a talented team as well,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Both games have been hard-fought.”Minnesota point guard Jeff Teague had 16 points and 10 assists for his first double-double of the season. Teague hit a free throw with 12.4 seconds to play, giving the Wolves a three-point lead.Minnesota overcame an 11-point deficit to enter halftime with the game tied at 59. A three-point play by Towns put the Wolves up two with just under a minute to play in the half.There were 31 lead changes in all, and the game was tied 15 times.Anthony couldn’t miss from the floor in the second quarter, scoring the Thunder’s first nine points of the period on several long jumpers.The Timberwolves used an 8-0 run in the third to go ahead 83-78. Towns and Taj Gibson each had four points during that stretch, which was capped by Gibson’s dunk in transition.The win helped Minnesota move past a pair of blowout losses to Indiana and Detroit.“We got humbled the last few games,” Gibson said. “You just saw a completely different team today.”TIP-INSThunder: Steven Adams scored the Thunder’s first eight points after halftime, including a pair of free throws and an alley-oop dunk. . Oklahoma City entered with the worst free throw percentage in the NBA (67.5 percent), but was 22 of 25 from the line against Minnesota. Timberwolves: Wiggins shot 5 of 15 from the floor. . C Gorgui Dieng hit a long 2-point shot that beat the buzzer to end the third quarter. That gave Minnesota a 90-89 lead to start the fourth.ANTHONY GETS LAST LOOKWestbrook has often been the one to take the last shot for the Thunder, but he deferred to Anthony late in this game. With Oklahoma City trailing by three, it was Anthony who had a look at a potential tying 3-pointer.His shot in the final seconds was no good and Minnesota grabbed the rebound to seal it.“We had to push the ball at that point in time and I think Russell was just surveying the field and trying to find a way maybe to get Carmelo trailing a little bit there,” Donovan said. “I’ll see the film, but I do think that Russell is going to try in those situations to get the best shot, and if he can get Carmelo a shot, I think he’s going to try to generate a shot for him.”UP NEXTThunder: At Chicago on Saturday night.Timberwolves: At Miami on Monday night. 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 Darvish left spinning as Dodgers fall into World Series deficit Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, center, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George, left, Carmelo Anthony, right, watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — When Jimmy Butler was sidelined for two games with an upper respiratory infection, the Minnesota Timberwolves lacked energy and struggled on defense. The end result was a pair of losses by an average of 22 points.In Butler’s return Friday night against Oklahoma City, it was evident just how different a team Minnesota is with him on the court.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I just wanted to win, man,” Butler said. “These guys out there with me, they just played so incredibly hard. When we’re playing like that, we look really good, we feel really good, and we end up winning games.”Russell Westbrook led the way for Oklahoma City with 27 points. He had nine assists and eight rebounds, falling just shy of a triple-double. Carmelo Anthony added 23 points for the Thunder.It was the second time in a week the Timberwolves edged the Thunder in a close game. Minnesota won Sunday in Oklahoma City on a buzzer-beater by Andrew Wiggins.READ: Wiggins banks in buzzer-beater, Wolves stun ThunderThis time, Anthony’s 3-point attempt to tie it at the end of regulation was no good.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Alaska stretches streak to 6, fends off GlobalPort in OT

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Putting their lackluster showing in the third frame behind, the Aces stormed back in the payoff period, capped off by Abueva and Kevin Racal linking up for the go-ahead undergoal stab, 92-91, with 1:01 remaining.GlobalPort’s Kelly Nabong missed from point-blank on the other end, but Abueva could only muster a split from the line with 19.1 seconds left that led to Stanley Pringle’s game-tying drive with 8 seconds remaining to force the extra session.Pringle paced the Batang Pier with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, while Sean Anthony got 21 markers and 14 boards before leaving the game late in OT after twisting his left ankle.Nabong had a double-double with 15 points, 12 rebounds on top of four blocks for GlobalPort, which dropped to 3-4 in the standings.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 ALASKA 105 — Manuel 21, Banchero 16, Casio 16, Abueva 12, Teng 11, Thoss 8, Racal 6, Pascual 5, Cruz 4, Enciso 3, Exciminiano 2, Potts 1, Baclao 0.GLOBALPORT 98 — Pringle 28, Anthony 21, Nabong 15, Grey 10, Guinto 8, Elorde 5, Sargent 5, Taha 4, Gabayni 2, Flores 0, Juico 0, Araña 0.Quarters: 20-26, 43-48, 65-75, 93-93, 105-98.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments MOST READ PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Alaska held on to outlast GlobalPort, 105-98, in overtime for its sixth straight victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Ynares Center here.Vic Manuel scored four straight points in the extra period to break a 96-deadlock, the last of which was a layup for a 100-96 Alaska edge with 1:47 remaining. That cushion was enough for the Aces’ defense to keep the Batang Pier at bay and tighten their grip of third place with a 6-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Manuel finished with a game-high 21 points, seven coming in the overtime period, to go along with five rebounds off the bench.JVee Casio added 16 markers on 5-of-10 sniping from downtown, on top of four rebounds and five assists while Chris Banchero also got 16 points, four rebounds, and two dimes.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 folkCalvin Abueva chimed in a double-double with 12 markers, 12 boards that went with three assists, and two blocks to celebrate his 30th birthday with a win.“We’re so fortunate to come away with this. Hats off to the players. They didn’t give up and they kept on going,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton as Alaska battled back from a 13-point deficit, 62-75, in the third period. Lady Tamaraws ground Lady Eagles in 5 setslast_img read more

Ministers differ on leave for former SWAT boss

first_imgAlcohol smuggling – but Ramjattan backs downWhile he is not in agreement with Citizenship Minister Winston Felix’s decision to have former SWAT Commander Motie Dookie sent on leave; Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is refusing to touch on the issue.Former SWAT Commander Motie DookieThis position was taken by Ramjattan during an Alliance For Change press conference on Friday. He noted that at present, he is trying to appraise himself on the matter. However, he observed that to all intents and purposes, Felix’s decision, taken a few days ago, while acting as Public Security Minister, was a legitimate one.“I didn’t touch it,” Ramjattan said, on disciplining Dookie, “I said wait until the Police Service Commission (comes into effect). But in my absence, he (Felix), touched it. And he was performing the functions of Public Security Minister. Just like when Ramnarine was performing the functions of Commissioner, he promoted a couple people.”“And the Seelall (Persaud) came and… no, I had to restore it. Because when you’re performing you can do it. And it is valid and legitimate and legal. But I’ll be taking a look at (it). And I’m trying to advise myself on it. Because a number of people have called me, well the man going to get free salary and isn’t doing anything.”Leadership of the forceHe noted that when one is sent on special leave in the interest of the public, they receive their full pay. This is versus them being transferred to another section. Ramjattan admitted that he would have preferred the former SWAT commander to remain working on the job.Ramjattan made it pellucid, however, that he was not going to amplify a disagreement with a fellow Cabinet colleague. He also noted the need for the Force to retain senior officers, as the leadership is a limited one.“It’s a matter of opinion and an opinion was given and a decision made. And I am not going to go and do all kinds of disagreements with my fellow colleague Cabinet member. And I am not going to also go and attack other senior members who have also done somethings.”“Because we need senior members in the Police Force to manage it, notwithstanding their indiscretions,” Ramjattan said. “A number of people, the Commissioner has said, have been removed through retirement. So upon are left with a leadership that has risen to the (rank) of Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent, that is very limited.”Ramjattan noted that while the argument can be made about the inconsistencies regarding the removal of delinquent senior officers; Ramjattan stated that he is “not going to remove the other seven or eight of them.”Earlier this year, Dookie was removed from his post as SWAT Unit Commander, pending the outcome of an investigation into alcohol smuggling. At that time, the former SWAT Head had only been at his appointed post for three months following the dismissal of his predecessor, Deputy Superintendent Lonsdale Withrite. According to information at the time, on December 31, 2017, Dookie was taken into Police custody at the Whim Police Station and placed under close arrest after 30 cases of illegal whiskey was discovered in a vehicle in which he was travelling.The discovery was made when officers stopped the minibus on the Whim Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, to conduct a routine search.Dookie reportedly told the Police that there were only 10 cases of whiskey but a search later unveiled that there were actually 30 cases.It is understood that on Tuesday last, a directive was made by a Government Minister to have Dookie sent on “special leave” with pay. That Minister was later revealed to be Felix, at the time acting in lieu of Ramjattan, who was overseas.Less than two weeks ago, although the investigation was ongoing into the smuggling allegation, Dookie was posted to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) as one of the five Sub Divisional Officers.last_img read more

El Dorado 6th Annual Golf tournament tees off Saturday

first_imgGolfers will take to the Lusignan Greens this Saturday when the sixth annual El Dorado Golf Tournament tees off from 12:30h.El Dorado Rum Brand Manager Maria Munro, at a brief press conference on Monday, June 4, noted that Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and El Dorado over the years have been supportive of many sports in Guyana and the company commits to continue in this vein as it sees sports as a healthy form of development and entertainment.Despite persistent rainy weather over the past month, enthusiasm is electric as golfers look forward to this annual open. Apart from the potential action set to be on show, the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) will have a raffle for players and the public.El Dorado will give away hampers while an e-ticket can be obtained from the LGC Facebook page, or from any Club member; it is adequate to give you a coupon which you fill out, then place in a box for the raffle.LGC President Aleem Hussain receives the sponsorship cheque from El Dorado Brand Manager Maria MunroFree samples of Gin and 15-Year Old Rum will be available to players and the public. Also, part of this year’s sponsorship award will be the El Dorado 15-Year rum, rated the best rum in the world at the International Wine and Spirit Competition four years running.Flashback: Ten years ago in August 2008, Patrick Prashad, Ronald Bulkan and Esau Shamshudeen won the DDL Stableford Tournament. From left: Esau Shamshudeen (third place); Patrick Prashad (winner); DDL Brand Manager Maria Munroe and Ronald Bulkan (second place)Previous years’ winners of the El Dorado Open include: 2012 – Carlos Adams 66, Kishan Bacchus 68, Brian Hackett 68; 2013 – Troy Cadogan 66, Christine Sukhram 70, Brian Hackett 71, Gavin Todd 71; 2014 – Mohanlall Dinanauth 69, Dr Philbert London 69, Joaan Deo 71; and for, 2015 – Parmanand “Max” Persaud 61, Patanjalee “Pur” Persaud 64, Kishan Bacchus 66, and Troy Cadogan 66.last_img read more

Flames gut house; officials seek cause

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – A fire gutted a home in Canyon Country on Wednesday, causing about $200,000 in damage to the structure and contents, a fire captain said. The man who lives at the Wagon Wheel Road house was not home when the fire broke out shortly before 1p.m., authorities said. The fire engulfed the house in flames and smoke. “They could see it from about six miles away,” Los Angeles County fire Capt. William Reimer said. The fire caused about $150,000 in damage to the house’s structure and $50,000 in damage to its contents, he said. The displaced resident is staying with his father. Twenty-eight firefighters battled the blaze, which they extinguished about 1:25p.m., department spokesman Inspector Sam Padilla said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. A firefighter suffered minor burns, Inspector Jason Hurd said. last_img read more

‘Besieged’ B.C. farmland needs protection from oil and gas sector: report

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – An independent report on agricultural revitalization in British Columbia is calling for a task force to address the “imbalance” between oil and gas development and agriculture in the province’s northeast.The Agriculture Ministry released the final report today that makes 32 recommendations related to the province’s Agricultural Land Commission and Reserve.It calls for the proposed task force to review how to balance the surface rights of farmers and ranchers with subsurface rights of the extractors, and to deliver a strategy to address “the significant resource extraction issues” affecting farmland in the Peace Region.- Advertisement -In a letter introducing the report, committee chair and former Independent MLA Vicki Huntington calls for a government-wide policy shift that identifies B.C.’s agricultural land and industry as equivalent to other natural resources.Huntington says the oil and gas industry has had a significant and growing impact in the northeast and the development of the energy sector has exceeded the capacity of the current regulatory environment to protect farmland.The report recommends the Energy and Agriculture ministries, the Agricultural Land Commission and the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission work together to develop a healthier relationship that respects not only the energy industry, but also the “increasingly besieged agriculture industry.”Advertisement Agriculture Minister Lana Popham says in a statement the government has already acted on 13 recommendations released in an interim report, including passing laws aimed at keeping farmland affordable and cracking down on illegal dumping.“I want to thank the committee for its dedication and the thoughtful recommendations made in this report,” said the statement says.“Our government is committed to helping farmers farm. We asked the committee members to provide advice on how the ALR and ALC can provide the best support for farmers, ranchers and producers to ensure B.C.’s agricultural sector continues to thrive, and they delivered.”The committee commissioned to complete the report consists of eight British Columbians with diverse agricultural backgrounds and experience.More than 2,300 British Columbians responded to the committee’s online discussion paper and survey, and the committee also received over 270 written submissions.Advertisement “Surface and subsurface infrastructure expansion is progressing exponentially and activities that were once temporary have become permanent industrial sites built on farmland and next to farm communities,” the letter says.“The cumulative impact is making it increasingly difficult for many farmers and ranchers to effectively use their land.”The proposed task force should review how farmers and ranchers might be given authority to influence negotiations on the location of oil and gas facilities and infrastructure, and complete an impact assessment of all oil and gas activity within the ALR, the report says.Other recommendations include consideration of directing a portion of royalties from oil and gas development in the ALR to a regional agricultural development fund and creating an agreement between the ALC and Oil and Gas Commission for sharing impact assessments and other information.Advertisementcenter_img The committee held engagement sessions with local governments and agricultural stakeholders in nine communities throughout the province and met with the Union of B.C. Municipalities and the ALC.last_img read more

The rules are different for Man City! Mourinho aims barb at Chelsea’s title rivals over Bony deal

first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho has had a cheeky dig at Manchester City over the signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea City.The Chelsea boss has questioned the club’s compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations after they spent £28m on the striker.Mourinho said: “He’s a good player, a good striker and if they have the money they can spend the money. If they have no problem with Financial Fair Play, well done.“I think they can only play with 11 unless the rules for them are different and they can play 12.“It looks like the rules are different for them in certain aspects but in this one I don’t think there will be a difference, so they can only play with 11.“If Bony plays and Dzeko is on the bench then I am happy with that. But to have Aguero, Jovetic, Bony and Dzeko is magnificent.” 1last_img read more

Chandpur to uphold their amazing track record of awards with “A Passion to Inspire”

first_imgThis is the 8th year of the ‘Taste of Donegal’ Food Festival and Chandpur have been an exhibitor for the last 7 years. The Chandpur Food Stall is very well known, attracting customers from far and wide every year.Their customers seek them out and are usually able to find them by following the aroma of their delicious curries on offer! Champion boxer Jason Quigley with RanaThey do a fabulous banquet of two starters, three main courses and rice plus their famous cobra beer to wash it down all at great value prices. People can have a selection of everything from a curry of their choice, a starter box, or just a beer.The main event for Chandpur in the festival is the Chef’s Competition “A Passion to Inspire”.Judges Peter, Mary, Antony and Bob with RanaThe judges come to the restaurant to judge the chef and in Chandpur’s case – they come in the evening when the restaurant is busy!Whilst the most important aspect is the food, the judges mark the chef on everything single thing from the menu, to the table design, how the chef explains the dishes to the judges and so on. Rana, a multi-award winning Chandpur chefs, always treats the judges as his customers and cooks for them the same way he cooks for the customers.The rules and guidelines are that competitors will be judged on working methods, culinary skills, balance and quality of flavours and textures, hygiene, timing, portion size, presentation and the best use of Irish produce.Rana with his awardsRana first entered the competition in 2010 and won a silver medal.He then proceeded to win a Gold medal in 2011, 2012, 2013.In 2014 he won his Gold Medal plus he was runner up as Overall Champion Chef. In 2015 he won a Gold Medal and was crowned Overall Champion Chef, a huge honour, considering the calibre of the chefs who enter this prestigious competition.Rana and Susan with Rana’s awards for Overall Champion Chef and Gold Medal Winner 2015This year 2016 Chandpur are selecting the wonderful Chef Shah Sultan to cook up a storm and represent them in the competition. They are confident that Shah has got what it takes to rise to the challenge.Chef Shah Sultan ShohelThis prestigious Passion to Inspire Competition is now in its 8th year and is going from strength to strength.Last year this event was won by Rana Miah from Chandpur, which has just received a hat-trick of 5 Star Certificates of Excellence! This challenge is an opportunity for chefs to demonstrate their culinary skills. There are no age restrictions. 45 mins is allowed to prepare, cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce. One course must include fish and/or shellfish. Menu to competitor’s choice. Realistic amount of mise-en-scene allowed.This year’s judgesThis competition will be judged by Peter Griffiths MBE President of the ,British Culinary Federation, Bob Mc Donald Master Chefs of great Britain, Anthony Armstrong World Association of Chefs Society and Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation who will travel to the chef’s own kitchen.Chandpur to uphold their amazing track record of awards with “A Passion to Inspire” was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:chandpurdonegal food festivalDonegal TownTaste of Donegallast_img read more

Wilfried Zaha’s incredible gesture to Crystal Palace Ladies

first_img impact LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won While the senior women receive pay and expenses, other players in the Palace Ladies set-up are amateur and must cover their own admin fees.Zaha recently signed a new deal with the club believed to be worth £130,000-a-week and when he discovered the women’s plight, he decided to help out.A Palace statement said: “We are delighted to announce that Wilf Zaha has contacted the Club to make a substantial financial contribution to support the development of our amateur players. Zaha came through the academy at Palace highlights smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wilfried Zaha is to make a ‘substantial financial contribution’ to help pay for Crystal Palace Ladies this season.The Eagles winger has offered up his own cash amid reports the women are being told to come up with £250 each or risk being let go. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img No problem happy to help 👌🏿 #CPFCFamily https://t.co/zXj2tPXvgS— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) September 5, 2018“Everyone knows what Crystal Palace means to Wilf and he wants to give the same opportunities to the next generation of aspiring players at Palace Ladies that he enjoyed when coming up through junior teams.“We are grateful for Wilf’s support and for the ongoing support of Crystal Palace Football Club and Utilita Energy, which enables our senior team to play in the FA Women’s Championship.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY possible standings REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack last_img read more