Brathwaite, Brooks keep Pride on top Red Force

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Stylish right-hander Shamarh Brooks was targeting his second century of the game as Barbados Pride increased their stranglehold over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their Regional First Class Championship contest in Barbados yesterday. At the close of the second day, Pride were 171 for three in their second innings – an overall lead of 225 runs heading into today’s final day at Kensington Oval. The 27-year-old Brooks, who carved out 111 in the first innings, was unbeaten on 51, while captain Kraigg Brathwaite struck 72 and West Indies counterpart Shai Hope, 25. Earlier, Red Force were dismissed for 246, half-hour after lunch, after resuming the day on 153 for five, as they added 93 runs for their last five wickets. Steven Katwaroo, unbeaten on 27 overnight, top-scored with 64 while Yannic Ottley, on 26 at the start, made 45. The pair extended their sixth wicket partnership to 92 before being separated when Ottley edged an out-swinger from seamer Kevin Stoute and was caught at the wicket. 95 BALLS IN 129 MINUTES He faced 95 balls in 129 minutes at the crease and counted three fours and two sixes. Katwaroo lost Imran Khan for eight and captain Rayad Emrit for 20 before he was ninth out after batting for 193 minutes, facing 166 balls and striking nine fours, bowled middle stump by the enterprising Stoute. Right-armer Stoute picked up four for 54; fast bowler Miguel Cummins, three for 65, while Kemar Roach finished with two for 38. In their second turn at the crease, Pride rammed home their advantage as Brathwaite put on 38 for the first wicket with Kyle Corbin (16) before adding a further 44 for the second wicket with Hope. Corbin was lbw to Imran Khan pushing forward tentatively, while Hope was caught at the wicket off left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh. Brathwaite, who faced 151 balls in 169 minutes at the crease and hit six fours, also posted 84 for the third wicket with Brooks before perishing in the fourth over before the close, lbw after missing a sweep at off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine. Brooks has so far faced 77 balls and counted six fours.last_img read more

Is third time the charm for Alyssa Valdez? Volleyball star hopes to finally taste SEA Games medal

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MANILA, Philippines—Is third time the charm for Alyssa Valdez?ADVERTISEMENT After Mt. Apo conquest, Filipina mountaineer ‘Kaya’ targets Mt. Everest Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil From Singapore to Malaysia, Valdez had represented the Philippines eagerly in the Southeast Asian Games as part of the Philippine National Women’s Volleyball, even carrying the country’s flag in 2015.Valdez, however, has yet to play in the regional games in her own country, until now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Philippines will host the 2019 edition of the Games and while the previous two stints hold a meaningful place in her heart, Valdez knows playing in home soil is going to be exponentially different.“My first SEA Games is still special because that’s the first time I represented the country but the third one, which will be played in our home country, is one for the books,” said Valdez during the announcement of the national team pools Friday at Joy-Nostalg. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES “I think this is one for the books, I won’t ever forget this one and I hope we can bring glory to our country.”Even at 25, Valdez is already considered a veteran in the pool with her national team experience and she’s hoping that her third stint wearing Philippines’ colors will be the one that ends in a medal.The country finished fifth in 2015 and inched closer to the podium in the 2017 tournament in Malaysia finishing fourth behind bronze medal winner Vietnam. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Hopefully we can get a medal that has always been our wish right? For the three years we’ve played in the SEA Games that was what we have been wishing for,” said Valdez.“We’ve played in different tournaments since and we’ve also learned from those.”It may give additional pressure, but playing in front of fellow Filipinos is a big boost and source inspiration once the Games start in November, said Valdez.“I think we have to use this as an advantage and that we should feel in ourselves that we are capable of winning,” she said. “If we pressure ourselves to win a medal we would be tense but we should think around that and play inspired because of all the Filipinos supporting us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

‘Liberia Is Getting Better’

first_imgThe Vice President, Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai, has called on journalists in the country to step up and present the true picture of unfolding development in Liberia.Mr. Boakai made the clarion call recently at a one-day media meeting held in Monrovia.“I have no doubt that we as a nation are moving in the right direction, though there are some turbulent situations. We are confident that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Therefore, we refused to embrace the ill-conceived notion that this country is retrogressing,” Vice President Boakai told Liberian journalists.The statement of the Vice President, perhaps, comes from the backdrop of the numerous complaints of economic hardship in the country expressed by citizens. Majority of people in the country— especially the youth— are unemployed. Many cannot afford decent meals on a daily basis as government still spends millions of dollars every year for food importation. With these conditions, some members of opposition political parties have concluded that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration has failed the people of Liberia.However, this government has constantly denied these allegations, emphasizing that there have been massive improvements aimed at restoring the image of Liberia both locally and internationally.Speaking to journalists, Mr. Boakai continued, “We know that there remain challenges in our drive to meet some of the critical needs of our country,” he said.He said that the cooperation of the media in Liberia was highly critical to the country’s recovery process.“You have most likely heard that ‘when the sore is ready to heal that is the time it itches most.’ The darkest hour comes just before day light,” he asserted.According to him, despites the gains by this government, there are others who have wrongly and selfishly dismissed their (government’s) achievements.“At times we are faced with the unfortunate reality that our progress and achievements as a nation are measured by others using their own yardstick. Often times these assessments predict hopeless situations for our people,” he explained.He said this was one of the reasons the media was needed to provide proper information to the public and international community so the truth about the level of development being undertaken in the country could be used to inspire hope in the lives of the people of Liberia.The Liberian VP used the occasion to call on the press to remain critical on reporting issues.He said that the media plays a pivotal role in the democratic process and must therefore continue to be seen as the ‘Watch dogs’ of society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

School Closure, Parents in Buchanan Demand Better Explanation from Gov’t.

first_imgThe parents of students who were involved in a peaceful demonstration last Tuesday in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, are demanding a better explanation from government for the decision to close schools on July 31.In an interview with the Daily Observer, Musu Baysah, 50, a resident of Robert’s Street, said the government must handle the matter taking into consideration their poor financial status so that they would not be compelled to pay additional school fees.Bony seller Baysah described the decision by the government as “serious academic chaos” and called on lawmakers to revisit the decision.“I am a struggling parent. I sell bony fish to care for my children so I cannot afford another school fee,” she said, “so the government must think about my condition and help so that I can send my children to school.”Another resident, Joseph Dearboy, said, “We just came from fighting Ebola. Without much money, some of us borrowed money just to be able to send our children to school. Now the Government is coming up with a decision that does not meet our approval.”Mr. Dearboy called on the Ministry of Education to ensure that if the decision to close schools at the end of July is upheld, it must return the school fees that parents have already paid.“We will wait to see if the government will decide to either pay our children’s school fees back or allow the children to continue their education.“We are still waiting to meet with officials of the Ministry of Education so that we can find a better solution to the problem,” Mr. Dearboy stated.Madam Ruth Roberts appealed to the government to take quick action on the issue by meeting with parents and guardians across the country.She said the government must ensure that the academic dreams of the affected students are considered in making future decisions on the matter.“We must fix this messy education system so that our children will have a better learning experience,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Monday night FSJ superleague curling results

first_imgSTIMULATE WELL OPTIMIZATION 10 SHARP INSTRUMENTS 6TRAVIS COOPER 9 FORT MOTORS 4ROUND 1 STANDINGS  ”A DIVISION”                                    Skipped byAdvertisement GERRY’S WELL SERVICE                      ANNETTE BLOCK………..4-0FORT MOTORS                                     TOM OUELLETTE………..2-3THUNDER CONTROLS                            ED LAFLEUR……………..2-3TRAVIS COOPER                                              …………………..….2-3COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY              SHANDO GODDARD……2-4SHARP INSTRUMENTS                           DOUG KIMMIE…………..2-4DJ FINANCIAL                                       DON BOURASSA……..…1-3 Some curling results from Monday night in the Fort St. John superleague.LINKS GOLF COURSE 6 RANDY MAXWELL 5GTXcavating 9 PANAGO PIZZA 6- Advertisement -GERRY’S WELL SERVICE 8 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY 4KELOR TRUCKING 9 GLEN MIELKE 7CCS 7 BV LAND 3Advertisement GTXcavating                                     RYAN PEARCE………..….5-1CCS                                                KELLY OLLENBERGER…4-1LINKS GOLF COURSE                         JEFF GINTER…………….4-2GLEN MIELKE                                              ……………………….3-2BV LAND                                            BOB RAVIGNAT…………2-3Advertisement KELOR TRUCKING                             JEREMY CLOTHIER…….1-3PANAGO PIZZA                                  DARRELL VEINER…..…1-4RANDY MAXWELL                                      ………………………….1-5”B DIVISION”STIMULATE WELL OPTIMIZATION        CHAD BORDELEAU……..5-0Advertisementlast_img read more

Benitez reveals he has rejected offers to leave Napoli amid Liverpool link

first_imgFormer Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez claims he has turned down two managerial jobs despite being out of contract at the end of the season.The Napoli coach’s deal with in Italy ends in June and he has been linked with his old Merseyside club, as well as Valencia.But he told reporters in Spain: “In the past fortnight we have rejected two offers, my commitment is here. I want to work to give 100 per cent with this team.”The long-term future of Benitez at Napoli, however, remains unclear.A 2-0 defeat against AC Milan last weekend has left the Naples side sitting seventh in Serie A and reports in Italy earlier this week suggested relations between the 54-year-old and the club’s board have hit an all-time low. 1 Rafael Benitez last_img read more

Esperance declared African champions after legal battle

first_img0Shares0000Esperance were confirmed as African champions after a two-month legal battle © AFP/File / FETHI BELAIDCAIRO, Egypt, Aug 7 – Tunisia’s Esperance were declared winners of the African Champions League by CAF on Wednesday following a long legal battle after Wydad Casablanca stormed off in protest during the second leg of the final in May.Wydad “is considered to have lost the game”, African football’s governing body said in a statement. The Moroccan side walked off an hour into the return leg in Tunis after a VAR malfunction meant a disallowed equaliser could not be reviewed.“The decision means Esperance are champions,” a CAF source told AFP under the condition of anonymity.Wydad were issued a fine of $20,000 for abandoning the match and another $15,000 for the use of flares by supporters.Esperance, who retained their title won in 2018, were fined $50,000 over the use of smoke bombs and projectiles. They were ordered to play two matches behind closed doors — a punishment suspended for 12 months.Esperance president Mohamed Meddeb was also fined $20,000 for unsporting behaviour towards CAF chief Ahmad Ahmad.CAF had called for the second leg to be replayed at a neutral venue, but that decision was overruled last week by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Esperance, who led 2-1 overall at the time, were initially handed the title, but CAF later backtracked after ruling that “playing and security conditions were not met”. Both clubs subsequently lodged appeals with CAS.“Justice has been done,” Esperance secretary general Farouk Kattou told AFP. “It’s a fully deserved title. It’s taken two months but finally we have it.”The fiasco prompted CAF to reduce both the Champions League and Confederation Cup finals from two legs to one match at a neutral venue from next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA barber who was found in possession of cocaine has been fined at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Seamus Gallagher, 28, with an address at Tober, Ballindrait, Lifford was arrested on the 19th of March of this year. Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda station found that Mr Gallagher had white powder in his possession.Gardaí ran tests and found that the white powder was in fact cocaine – and issued Mr Gallagher with a summons for unlawful possession.The court heard that Mr Gallagher had no previous convictions and was in full-time employment as a barber.Judge Paul Kelly fined the defendant €150 and gave him two months to pay the fine.BARBER FOUND IN POSSESSION OF COCAINE GIVEN FINE was last modified: December 22nd, 2015 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:barbercocainecourtsdrugsfinednewsSeamus Gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgGLENTIES Comprehensive soccer star Amy Boyle Carr scored again at the international tournament to help seal a win for Ireland’s U16 Girls over hosts Hungary and win the title.Carr (15) and another Donegal player Tyler Toland were the stars of the tournament.Sharon Boyle’s side ran out 3-1 winners today, and won the tournament, despite losing influential defender Tiegan Ruddy to a red card two minutes before half-time. Ruddy had headed the Irish in front after seven minutes when she connected with a Lauryn Grier corner.Unfortunately Ruddy’s afternoon came to an early finish as she was dismissed for a foul which resulted in a home penalty that was duly converted by Antonia Andre to level matters just before the break.Boyle’s charges regrouped at half-time and showed great resolve to hold the Hungarians at bay then scored twice midway through the second half to seal the victory and complete a clean sweep of wins this week.Carla McManus put Ireland 2-1 up with a brilliant individual goal, turning a defender before slotting the ball past the advancing keeper in the 49th minute. Amy Boyle Carr made it 3-1 with nine minutes left when she linked up with Tyler Toland before finding the net with a composed finish. Boyle was naturally very pleased with the work put in by her players and staff this week and believes many of the players have shown that they can be assets to WU17 Head Coach Dave Bell in next season’s UEFA Championships Qualifying campaign.“We played very well again. We made three more changes so the girls who hadn’t started before today got a start and had that experience of walking out for national anthem and going through that process,” said Boyle.“We passed the ball well, worked it through thirds well and threatened to exploit their weaknesses that we had identified through our analysis. We looked to press them in the right areas and I felt we did that.“After the first goal they pressed us a bit but didn’t really trouble our keeper much until Tiegan was unfortunately sent off and they got the opportunity to equalise from the penalty.“We regrouped at half-time and it was noticeable that the players were all very down at the break but we told the girls that they need to learn that no matter what’s going on out there on the pitch you have to pick yourself up and do your job. “If they hadn’t got their minds back on the task at hand we could have got a hiding but they all stood up and showed leadership. We had to change our shape a little but we went out for second half and kept things tight and defended extremely well.“Both of our goals in the second half showed Individual quality from Carla McManus and Amy Boyle Carr. Players like those girls, Tyler Toland, Lauryn Grier and others were very good this week and I believe many of this squad can go into the trials with Dave Bell’s U17s full of confidence.“Overall we’re delighted with how the week went. We came here to develop the players and for them to learn what it’s like to be away from home and adjust to this level of the game. Five of them are eligible for U16 again next season. The staff were all great and deserve recognition for their great work this week.”REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Erica Turner, Harriet Lambe, Aoife Fennell, Tiegan Ruddy, Sadhbh Doyle, Tyler Toland, Megan Mackey, Gillian Keenan, Lauryn Grier, Carla McManus, Tara Cully. Subs: Keelin McEntee for Fennell 30 mins; Bethany Fensom Carroll for Lambe 37; Rachel Baynes for McManus 49; Amy Boyle Carr for Cully 49; Hannah O’Donoghue for Keenan 73; Emma Lawlor for Mackey 81; Sally Kelly for Turner 81. RESULTSUEFA Women’s U16 Development TournamentSunday, May 8Republic of Ireland 2-0 Slovakia, Bük, HungaryTuesday, May 10Bosnia & Herzegovina 0-3 Republic of Ireland, Bük, HungaryThursday, May 12Hungary 1-3 Republic of Ireland, Bük, HungaryIT’S AS EASY AS A.B.C AS GLENTIES GIRL SCORES FOR IRELAND AGAIN TO WIN TOURNAMENT was last modified: May 12th, 2016 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:amy boyle carrdonegalGlentiesIrelandsoccertyler tolandlast_img read more


first_imgStarlight Music and Drama Group to reunite for One Night Only!All roads lead to Killybegs this Friday night, where the popular Starlight Music and Drama Group based in St. Catherine’s Vocational School will reunite to perform hits from some of the greatest musicals including some of the successful musicals previously performed by the group over the years.The group is well known for their successful musical productions including Teenage Hairspray, Hey Mamma, Grease, Guys & Dolls and The Boy Friend, which saw 1000s attend over the years. Oliver, another successful and memorable musical that was held in the school many years ago will also be remembered on the night.Members of the group have been involved in numerous productions in the town and beyond; where they were finalists for TV3 The Morning Show’s “Get Your glee On!” competition”, chosen to take part in an RTE series, “Stereoswipes” and winners of Our School’s Got Talent.Numerous past members of the group will be appearing on the night to recreate many memorable scenes.Doors for the production, which is for One Night Only, will open at 7.30 and admission is €8 for adults and €5 for children/students.  HEY MAMMA, LET’S GO SEE THE GUYS & DOLLS FROM STARLIGHT! was last modified: June 23rd, 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)last_img read more