1 Charlton head coach Bob Peeters has confirmed defender Tal Ben Haim will miss Saturday’s Championship match against Birmingham at the Valley as he will be observing a religious holiday.The former Chelsea star will take part in Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, which is the holiest day of the year for members of the Jewish faith.Those who take part complete 25 hours of fasting and intense prayer from Friday evening to Saturday.The Addicks have given the Israel international permission to sit out this weekend’s fixture.Peeters said: “Tal Ben Haim has been superb for us this season but he won’t be available for selection on Saturday because of his religious commitments and, as a club, we must respect that.”Sixth-placed Charlton have made an unbeaten start to the season. Charlton defender Tal Ben Haim
Kipchoge who began the year by winning the London Marathon made – London Marathon champion the biggest improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@EliudKipchoge is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/GQB01Ya6cj— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018Also shortlisted are Diamond League champions Timothy Cheruiyot and Emmanuel Korir who dominated the 1500m and 800m races respectively this season, adding on with medals at continental championships.Youngster Korir who finished second at the African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba, Nigeria enjoyed a good season in only his second year donning the Kenyan red also won the Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech republic as well as earning the world lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012.Timothy Cheruiyot smiles after victory at the Rome IAAF Diamond League on May 31, 2018. PHOTO/IAAFCheruiyot who has played second fiddle to training partner Elijah Manangoi in major championships won nine out of 11 races he entered to compete at the Diamond League and enjoys world leads at both the 1500m and mile.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@Tim_Cheruiyot is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/MCwc5oMCZr— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018The soft-spoken 24-year old finished in silver medal positions at the African Championships and Commonwealth Games, both behind Manangoi.They will compete for the crown alongside the United States sprints duo of Chris Coleman and Noah Lyles as well as South African long-jumper Luvo Manyonga.Kipchoge, Cheruiyot and Korir have the task of seeing the title come back to Kenya for the first time in eight years after David Rudisha won it in 2010. He was the first and only Kenyan athlete to win the award.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@EEmmanuelkorir is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/3pVr2AgG8b— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018US athlete Christian Coleman broke the 60 meter indoor world record at the Clemson Invitational track meet crossing the line in 6.37 seconds to surpass the previous record of 6.39Last year’s title was won by Qatari high-jumper Mutaz Barshim.A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.Voting for the Male World Athlete of the Year closes on 13 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.Nominees for Male Athlete of the YearTimothy Cheruiyot (KEN)– World leads at both 1500m and one mile, with nine out of 11 wins across those distances– Diamond League champion– Silvers at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships Christian Coleman (USA)– World indoor record and world indoor champion at 60m– World lead and Diamond League champion at 100m Armand Duplantis (SWE)– European champion at pole vault with a world-leading height– World under-20 champion– Eight world under-20 records or bests, indoors and out Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)– London Marathon champion– Berlin Marathon champion with the biggest improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967Emmanuel Korir (KEN)– World lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012– Diamond League champion, Continental Cup winner and African Championships silver– World number six at 400m Noah Lyles (USA)– World lead and unbeaten in his five races at 200m, including at the Diamond League final– Continental Cup winner at 100m & 4x100m– World lead at 150m straight Luvo Manyonga (RSA)– Diamond League and Commonwealth Games champion at long jump– Silvers at World Indoor and African Championships Kevin Mayer (FRA)– World Indoor champion at heptathlon– World record at decathlon, when he scored exactly the same number of points on each of the two daysAbderrahman Samba (QAT)– World lead and unbeaten in nine finals at 400m hurdles, setting the world’s quickest time since 1992– Asian Games champion at 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay– Continental Cup winner– Asian Indoor champion at 4x400m relay Tomas Walsh (NZL)– World lead with the world’s longest shot put since 2003– World Indoor, Commonwealth Games and Diamond League champion0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the 2018 Berlin Marathon in a new World Record time of 2:01:39NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – World Marathon Record Holder and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge leads a list of three Kenyans who have been named in the final shortlist of 10 for the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award.Kipchoge who stunned the world in September cutting almost a minute and a half to set a new World Record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds is seen as the front runner for the award to be dished out at the IAAF gala in Monaco in December.
MIchelle Doherty is the new face of TV3A Co Donegal woman has been unveiled as the new face of TV3’s hugely popular Xpose entertainment show.Michelle Doherty, from Glengad outside Malin Town, will take over from Aisling O’Loughlin who is on maternity leave.The Inishowen woman is no stranger to television, however. IFTA nominated Michelle has hosted popular music television shows such as When Under Ether on RTE 2 and Night Shift on Channel 6.Her passion for music and presenting led to her presenting work for Arthur’s Day, Finest Work Songs on Phantom FM and more recently, the weekday breakfast show, Pure Morning on Phantom FM.Speaking about her new role, Michelle said: “I am absolutely delighted to be a part of the team. I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years and I’m looking forward to working alongside the girls. I have always had a big love of fashion and I can’t wait for the new challenges that lie ahead.”Michelle has since expanded her horizons and pursued her passion for acting, she recently played the part of ‘Liv’ in Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed, award winning film What Richard Did and has just finished filming independent Irish film The Hit Producer where she played the lead role, ‘Katelin Ballantine’. Michelle will join Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson and Lisa Cannon from this Monday 25th November. Commenting on the appointment of Michelle, TV3 Group Head of Daytime Victoria O’Brien said: “Michelle is a great addition to the Xposé team. Her experience, her attitude and her personality will be a huge asset to Xposé. Her audition blew us out of the water and there is no question that Michelle is the one for Xposé. I know our viewers will warm to her to very quickly as she brings her own style and character to the team.”Xposé airs weekdays at 6pm on TV3.DONEGAL WOMAN UNVEILED AS THE NEW FACE OF TV3 was last modified: November 21st, 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:exposeGlengadMichelle DohertyTV3
A Donegal publican has withdrawn his action against his insurer Aviva over its failure to pay out €3 million under an insurance policy for his premises, destroyed by fire almost 10 years ago.The Irish Times reports that Seamus McLaughlin is now facing a legal costs bill estimated at more than €1 million after Mr Justice Seamus Noonan awarded costs of the 21-day case against him in favour of Aviva. Aviva Insurance Europe plc had refused to indemnify Mr McLaughlin on grounds including its belief he was involved in setting fire to the pub in an attempt to obtain benefit under the policy.Mr McLaughlin had a previous fire claim against the company.The case arose from a fire at Mr McLaughlin’s Waterfront Bar and restaurant, James Street, Moville, on February 1st, 2009.A Garda file was sent to the DPP in May 2010 following an investigation into the fire and the DPP later directed there should be no prosecution.The hearing of Mr McLaughlin’s civil case against Aviva began last November, was adjourned a number of times and ultimately ran over four weeks before being withdrawn today.Aviva previously got court orders for possession of digital video recorders (DVRs) recovered from the pub following the fire.During the hearing, Mr Justice Noonan was shown footage of scenes at the premises on the night of the fire. It company relied on video material showing Mr McLaughlin and his brother Kevin entering the premises at 3.07am on the morning of the fire and, a minute after they left, the fire started.Lawyers for the company earlier this week argued the video evidence was inadmissible for reasons including concerning the process in which the material was retrieved but the judge, in a ruling on Thursday, dismissed those arguments.The footage was “a central plank” of Aviva’s case “which is that the plaintiff was himself responsible for setting the fire”, the judge said.He was satisfied the footage before the court represented a true and accurate facsimile of the footage contained in the original DVR hard drives recovered from the scene. It was too late for Mr McLaughlin’s side to seek now to exclude the evidence, he added.After that ruling, Mr McLaughlin began his direct evidence. He said he and his brother went to the pub on the morning of February 1st, 2009, to check for a leak and then went home. At about 4.30am, he got a call from a taxi driver he knew telling him to get up to the bar because the fire brigade was there.He said he was completely shocked by the fire because the bar “was flying”. Because of the blaze, all his staff were gone overnight, he said. “We did not know where or what way to turn.”In interviews with experts for the insurance company afterwards, he felt he was being blamed and was therefore wary when dealing with them. Because he had had a previous fire claim, “I was very wary about where it was going”, he said.On Friday, when Mr McLaughlin was due to continue his evidence, his counsel Jonathan Kilfeather SC said the case was being withdrawn.David Nolan SC, for Aviva, said he wanted to make clear the case had not been settled and was rather being withdrawn by Mr McLaughlin. When Mr Nolan applied for Aviva’s costs, Mr Kilfeather said he could not resist that application.After the withdrawal, John Sunderland, Aviva’s property claims manager for the Republic of Ireland, said it was “very satisfied” with the outcome of the case.Aviva “is committed to defending this type of claim”, its approach was “vindicated” by the fact the case was withdrawn “albeit very late in the proceedings” and it had secured an order for its costs, he said.Donegal publican withdraws €3M insurance claim over fire at premises was last modified: May 4th, 2018 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:courtfireInishowenSeamus McLaughlinWaterfront Bar
Finn Harps may face the prospect of playing two league matches in the space of just three days! There is a strong possibility Harps abandoned fixture with Sligo will be played this Saturday, as neither side are in FAI cup action.However, Harps re-scheduled fixture with Dundalk has been pencilled in for Monday night – meaning Harps could be forced to play two games in three days! The original fixture between Harps and Dundalk on August 15th was postponed due to Stephen Kenny’s sides involvement in the Champions League qualifiers.It has been confirmed it will take place next Monday if there is no replay required between UCD and Dundalk in their FAI Cup clash on Friday night.However, Harps clash with Sligo last weekend was postponed after just 22 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch, and some sources are suggesting clash may take place this Saturday.If it is re-scheduled for this weekend – it will mean Ollie Horgan’s side will face Sligo on Saturday night, and then travel to Dundalk on Monday. Not only is it financially straining on the club, Harps are fighting for their Premier Division survival – and being forced to play two very important matches in just three days for part-time players is far from ideal.Finn Harps released a statement saying, “Club secretary John Campbell has confirmed that the League of Ireland Premier Division game between Dundalk and Finn Harps at Oriel Park will take place on next Monday night the 12th of September (kick-off 7.45).But, the new date is subject to their being no replay required in the FAI Cup quarter-final replay between UCD and Dundalk which takes place at the Belfield Bowl on this Friday night. Harps had initially been due to take on Dundalk on Monday 15th of August but it was postponed due to European commitments of Stephen Kenny’s side.Meanwhile a new date for the Sligo Rovers v Finn Harps match at the Showgrounds has yet to be confirmed. The game was abandoned after 22 minutes on Saturday night due to a waterlogged pitch.”Bonkers! Harps may be forced to play two games in three days! was last modified: September 6th, 2016 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:crisisDundalkfai cupfinn harpsfixturesnewsSligo RoversSport