ANKARA Turkey (AP): Turkish 10,000-metre runner Elvan Abeylegesse could be stripped of silver medals from the world championships and Olympics after testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of her doping samples. The Turkish Athletics Federation says Abeylegesse was among the 28 athletes whose doping samples came back positive in retroactive testing from the 2005 and 2007 World Championships. The federation said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has asked the 32-year-old Ethiopian-born Abeylegesse to submit her defence concerning test samples from 2007, when she won silver in the 10,000 in Osaka, Japan. The IAAF announced Tuesday that 28 athletes had been caught in retests of their samples from the 2005 and 2007 worlds. The IAAF said it had provisionally suspended the athletes, who were not identified. Turkish newspaper Radikal said Abeylegesse’s sample tested positive for the steroid stanozolol. “I never used such a substance and never even thought about it,” Abeylegesse said. “I am experiencing deep disillusionment and sadness.” She said she was also asking the IAAF to retest samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won silver in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres. If doping violations are confirmed, medals will be reallocated as necessary, the IAAF said. If Abeylegesse is stripped of the 2007 silver, US runner Kara Goucher would stand to be bumped up from bronze to silver. If Abeylegesse loses the Beijing Olympic medals, Shalane Flanagan of the US could be promoted to silver in the 10,000, and Ethiopia’s Meseret Defat moved up to silver in the 5,000. Zaman newspaper said the Turkish federation dropped Abeylegesse from the national team. It said she can ask for her backup ‘B’ sample to be tested but would be banned for two years if it also comes back positive.
MUMBAI, India (AP): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed dew, which he said affected spin bowling and two no-balls for his team’s seven-wicket loss against West Indies at the World Twenty20 semi-final yesterday. “When they started batting, the first few overs were fine, but after that, there was a considerable amount of dew, which meant the spinners couldn’t bowl how they would have liked to,” Dhoni said. Lendl Simmons’ blistering unbeaten 82 off 51 balls was well supported by Johnson Charles’ 52 off 36 deliveries before André Russell smashed 43 off just 20 balls to help guide West Indies to 196-3. India had scored 192-2 on the back of Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 92, the No. 3 batsman’s third unbeaten half-century in the tournament after his 55 against arch-rival Pakistan and 82 not out against Australia. India had their moments to come back into the match, which ultimately ended up in a one-sided victory for the 2012 champions, West Indies. Twice, India got rid of Simmons, first, when the right-hander was on 18, and then when he reached 50, only to see the bowlers overstepping the crease and bowling no-balls. “The only thing I’m disappointed about is the two no-balls,” Dhoni said. “I feel that the point at which the no-balls were bowled were quite crucial. “A no-ball is something that can be avoided, especially the front foot no-ball … the only thing is that if you don’t want to bowl a no-ball, you should never bowl a no-ball.”
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– 9M used to complete Durban ParkFinance Minister Winston Jordan on Thursday presented to the National Assembly, a breakdown of almost $3 billion, which the Administration has begun spending in addition to the 2016 National Budget.The expenditure has since revealed that in excess of $406 million was used for the completion of the Durban Park Development Project to facilitate the hosting of Guyana’s 50th anniversary celebrations. This is in addition to the $73 million that had already been allocated in the National Budget for the Durban Park project, under the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Financial Paper 1/2006, which was presented to the House Minister Jordan and represents advances already made from the Contingency Fund, details the monies that would have been used by the Ministries of Agriculture and Public Health, and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).The Contingency Fund was established as a sub-fund to the Consolidated Fund, commonly referred to as the Treasury. Under the FMA, “The Minister, when satisfied that an urgent, unavoidable and unforeseen need for expenditure has arisen – (a) for which no moneys have been appropriated or for which the sum appropriated is insufficient; (b) for which moneys cannot be reallocated as provided for under this Act; or (c) which cannot be deferred without injury to the public interest, may approve a Contingencies Fund advance as an expenditure out of the Consolidated Fund.”According to the breakdown provided by the Finance Minister, $234 million was spent by the Agriculture Ministry as part of its subsidies and contributions to local organisations. The details provided by Minister Jordan revealed that $193 million went to the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) due to the increase in expenditure resulting from the unexpected and prolonged dry season as a result of the El Niño phenomenon.The Public Health Ministry also utilised an additional $63.5 million to pay rental for the storage of pharmaceuticals between March and June of this year, in addition to payments for rental to the Linden Holding Company, “as per Cabinet decision for the month of July 2016” in addition to the payment of a security deposit.The GDF, according to the Financial paper presented by Minister Jordan, was the recipient of substantial sums of money, in addition to what was voted for in the 2016 Budget. The document revealed that $20 million was used by the GDF “as provision to offset expenses for the procurement of maps and writing materials which aided in the development of Orders and other related documents in support of the 46th Republic anniversary celebrations, 50th Independence anniversary celebrations and intensifying operation DRAGNET.”The GDF also benefited from an additional $54 million, and according to the Finance Minister’s breakdown, this money was utilised for “operational readiness of ranks for parades that ensured the success of operation DRAGNET over the 46th Republic Day and 50th independence anniversary celebrations. The Finance Minister also submitted a second financial paper totalling just over $2 billion to be spent by a number of Government budget agencies including the recently established Telecommunications Ministry.According to the Financial document presented to the House, that Ministry was only Gazzetted in January of this year and was in the process of formulating an annual work plan at the time of Budget 2016.As such, that Ministry has been allocated almost half a billion dollars to offset its operational expenses for 2016.According to the financial document, the Telecommunications Ministry, under the aegis of substantive Minister Cathy Hughes, will receive monies to be used for the rental and maintenance of buildings under its control, including the LTE sites which forms part of the infrastructure for government’s E-Governance Project.The University of Guyana (UG) is also slated to benefit from in excess of $100 million as a subvention/grant from the Education Ministry.According to the accompanying explanation in the financial documents, the money is in part for the re-accreditation of the School of Medicine. Another $89 million is also said to be used for the “expansion of student and staff research and development which is mandatory for all universities and colleges globally.”It was pointed out that the University of Guyana is obliged to fund all aspects of the costs associated with the site visit of the School of Medicine for the re-accreditation.Another of the provisions being requested by the Finance Minister is the sum of $501 million. That money, according to the Finance Minister’s Financial Paper, a “provision to meet payment in accordance with the settlement agreement in regards to the Hags Bosch landfill site.”It was explained in the financial document that Government had made a settlement agreement with the operator of Haags Bosh landfill site totalling $1.8 billion.Payments to that operator – BK International – will be made in three tranches, according to the financial document laid out by Minister Jordan.The supplementary request for the payment to BK is said to facilitate 68 per cent of the payments in 2016 with the remaining amount to come out of the 2017 Budget.The document also outlined that $194 million has been identified for the acquisition of two engines for the aging MV Kimbia. Other allocations in Financial Paper 2/2016 also targets the rehabilitation and equipping of the National Data Management Authority building to facilitate the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Information Technology and provisions for the Civil Defence Commission for the establishment of the national Emergency Monitoring System.The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) also benefits from a $20 milliom allocation as part of additional resources to pay for salaries and related operational expenses of the Unit, since SOCU is now shifted to the Public Security Ministry from the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister Jordan, following his presentation to the House, indicated that Government is looking to have the provisions scrutinised and voted on Monday, when the House meets for its final session before proceeding on its annual recess.While in Opposition, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition had consistently criticised the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration for its resort to the Contingency Fund, as being reflective of bad budgetary planning in addition to an abuse of the Fund.During 2014, the then PPP/C Administration under the hand of Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, had resorted to extra-budgetary measures to the tune of $4.5 billion; monies the then APNU/AFC had labelled ‘illegal spending.’
Click on the video above to see the fantastic preview video of Burtonport fighter Joseph Duffy making his highly anticipated return to Cage Warriors at The Helix, Dublin on August 16th. All eyes are on Duffy as he makes his return after a three-year sabbatical away from the sport. Duffy has claimed notable scalps in the form of Norman Parke and Conor McGregor and has an impressive record of 10-1.UFC fight fans are delighted to see Duffy back and are hoping he makes a big impact at The Helix next month.Hundreds of Donegal supporters are expected to make their way to The Helix to support the popular fighter as he makes his long awaited return to the sport. DDTV: WATCH VIDEO PREVIEW OF DONEGAL FIGHTER SET TO RETURN TO CAGE WARRIORS NEXT MONTH was last modified: July 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cage WarriorsDDTVJoseph DuffynewsSportUFC
Liverpool flop Lazar Markovic has been a failure at Anfield since a £20million move. He joined Anderlecht in January last season and didn’t make his debut until late February due to fitness issues, but eventually made eight appearances, and scored once.The Belgians were willing to snap the player up for a cut-price £2.9million but it fell through on deadline day, and it is the player himself who reportedly caused the deal to fail, with wages seeming to be the stumbling point.Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck said: “Our president and sports director did everything to convince Markovic. They waited until Liverpool lowered the price. They almost did a crazy effort for the player, but it wasn’t enough. It’s his own fault that the deal fell through.” 1 Liverpool midfielder Lazar Markovic has been blamed after his proposed transfer to Anderlecht fell through.The Serbian star has been a flop at Anfield following a £20million move in 2014 and spent time on loan with four different clubs.
Adel Taarabt is set to return to action later today.Taarabt, recently involved in an extraordinary public fall-out with manager Harry Redknapp, is due to play for QPR’s development side in a match against Swansea this afternoon.He has been accused of being overweight and unfit to play by Redknapp and missed training last week because of illness.But Redknapp has insisted the Moroccan can expect to be given a first-team recall if he proves his fitness.“Absolutely he is in my thoughts,” Redknapp said.“We need him fit and need him available. I’ve told Adel that but it’s up to him now.”See also:Taarabt lambasted by furious QPR bossHarry rapped over handling of Taarabt rowWarnock sympathises with Harry over rowRedknapp does not regret Taarabt attackQPR v Aston Villa player ratingsNo Taarabt as QPR Under-21s battle backFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Pune: The cyber cell of the city police on Wednesday evening busted a major bitcoin fraud and arrested eight people for running a Ponzi scheme. The arrests followed complaints lodged at the Dattawadi and Nigdi police stations.All the accused were associated with GainBitcoin and its CEO, cryptocurrency operative Amit Bhardwaj, who is in the eye of a storm for multi-level market (MLM) schemes offering unreal gains to investors.“GainBitcoin, through their new and phoney cryptocurrency investment scheme called ‘GB21’, duped investors by guaranteeing 10% monthly returns. Bhardwaj and his associates used to hold workshops to lure investors. We suspect around 8,000 investors in the city to have been swindled,” said Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner of Police, Pune, adding that several more persons were under the police radar.The complainants said they had invested in contracts worth 1 Bitcoins (BTC) each and valid for an 18-month period.On activation of the contract, the owner was to be paid around 10% of the contract value every month as mining income, equal to 0.1 BTC. At the end of 18 months, they were to have accumulated 1.8 BTC.“The accused had lured gullible investors by enticing them with phoney claims of massive returns. Instead of real Bitcoins, investors were doled out worthless crypto tokens issued by GainBitcoin called ‘MCAP’,” said Pankaj Ghode, a consultant and cyber expert with the Pune police.Till date, 25 people had lodged complaints, incurring losses totalling ₹ 2.25 crore, police sources said. The police has registered the offences under the sections of the prize chits and money circulation schemes (Banning) Act, IT Act and the MPID Act.
Jadhav said he is enjoying the association with world Jadhav said he is enjoying the association with world class RCB batsmen, which was not the case when he was playing for Delhi Daredevils, as he played most of the time under tremendous pressure due to poor batting line-up. “While playing for Delhi, I used to be under pressure most of the time. They used to loose early wickets because we had inexperienced batting lineup, but here we have best batting lineup. I am enjoying world class batters bat and learning from them,” he said. “When it comes to finishing role, yes thats my job over the years, and I do very well at it,” he added. Asked how he sees Daredevils as an opponent after they routed Kings XI Punjab last night, Jadhav said the team focuses more on their game, instead of the rivals. Jadhav said the Indian core contingent will play a big role in improving the chances of qualifying into the next stage of the IPL because the history says so that teams that have won titles have boasted of having good Indian players. “Yes definitely, all the teams which had good domestic and Indian players. So I feel we have right combination of Indian, domestic and foreign players this year. Yes, we are looking a very strong unit and looking to qualify convincingly,” he said. PTI BDN AH CM