Scorpions, Pride in big Super50 clash

first_imgJamaica Scorpions will seek to pull off a big win when they take on group leaders and tournament co-host Barbados Pride in their third match of the WICB Regional Super at Kensington Oval today.Barbados, winners of their two matches thus far, currently lead the five-year group with 10 points, six more than the Scorpions, who have notched a win and a loss so far in the campaign.Surprise package Combined Campuses and Colleges, nine points, are second, with Guyana Jaguars, third, on five points.”The victory over Guyana has given us a lift, but we are still focusing on one match at a time,” said Scorpions wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton ahead of the day and night clash which begins at 12:30 p.m. Jamaica time. “Barbados is up next, and we will have to be ready on all accounts, and I believe that we will.”The Scorpions, in their last encounter, saw opener Walton posting a top score of 86, the highest by a player on the team so far this season.He, along with Brandon King, who hit 48 in the opener and 21 in his follow-up inning, are expected to lead the batting along with Jermaine Blackwood, who has scores of 19 and 42, and Devon Thomas, who made an unbeaten 56 against the Jaguars.Others who are yet to produce any significant scores, but will want to get going are West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell and opener John Campbell.TAYLOR TO HEAD BOWLINGThe bowling department in the meantime is once again expected to be spearheaded by Jerome Taylor, who claimed five wickets again Guyana and fellow seamer Reynard Leveridge, who picked up three.”We are not yet out of the waters, and our aim is to qualify for the semi-finals, so we just have to focus on winning matches,” continued Walton.”We are seeing improvements in all areas and once that continues, I know we will get better.”Barbados, boasting arguably the strongest team on paper in the tournament, will look to Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter.Spinners Sulieman Benn and Ashley Nurse, as well as Holder and Lemar Roach represent their front line bowlers.last_img read more

Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Besides scoring, Suarez led his team with a hard-working performance. He fell back to defend and raced forward alongside Edinson Cavani on the counterattack.“I don’t want to hand out empty praise but Suarez is a crucial player for us. And he has that enormous capacity to score goals,” Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. “He lives under enormous pressure, but he lives with it. He takes that pressure on.”The 71-year-old Tabarez is the oldest coach at the tournament and also led Uruguay to the World Cup semifinals in 2010.“We do want to score more but there are other positives: no yellow cards, no injuries,” Tabarez said. “We’ll see who we get now (in the next round). You don’t see 10-0 games at the World Cup anymore. All the teams out there are good we respect all of them. That is a cardinal rule for us.”SAUDIS SHOW HEARTADVERTISEMENT 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Phoenix rises from its slump Cavani nearly made it 2-0 for Uruguay with a solo run through the opposing defense but his attempt was blocked by Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais.Facing elimination, the Saudis fought hard for a goal with Hatan Bahmi getting several early chances. But they were outmatched by the Uruguayan defense and were under regular threat from Suarez and Cavani.Saudi Arabia also had to play most of the match without trusted midfielder Taisser Aljassam, who limped off before halftime with an injury after lunging forward for a challenge.JOB SECURITYSaudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said he was not ready to quit despite the early exit and 5-0 opening loss to Russia.“That was a huge blow to us and I’m proud of how my players came back from it,” Pizzi said. “My aim is to stay on and to see this team grow. Tonight we showed a lot of the things that we are capable of doing … Unfortunately we didn’t create the opportunity we needed to equalize.”Pizzi denied reports that Saudi officials had vetoed four players from the starting lineup on Wednesday.“All my players are available for all the matches,” Pizzi said. “That’s what I know.” LATEST STORIEScenter_img Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, center, scores the opening goal during the group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)OSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup.The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team’s light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia and a spot in the round of 16.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 The result, though, had a domino effect in Group A. It also put host Russia into the next round while eliminating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time.Suarez, who was kicked out of the last World Cup for biting an opponent during a match, knocked in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute for his 52nd goal for his country in that century of matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are more than proud because we’ve reached the knockout stage at three successive World Cups. It’s a beautiful moment and we want to enjoy it,” Suarez said. “We still haven’t hit our stride so we need to tweak some things.”Uruguay and Russia both have six points from their opening two matches, putting them into the round of 16 with a match to go. They will face each other on Monday in Samara with first place in Group A on the line. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Hollywood Park discovers income surplus

first_imgThe charges related to providing inside information for financial reward, aiding and abetting a corrupt practice and misleading investigators. All four denied the allegations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hollywood Park’s thoroughbred meeting last fall was successful to the point where the track plans to increase the purses retroactively by three percent. Martin Panza, the track’s vice president of racing, said checks will be issued in the next two weeks. The increase will be paid on overnight purses, including overnight stakes races. In addition, with the approval of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the track will withhold $400,000 in funds to bolster purses at next fall’s meeting. “The Breeders’ Cup Championship fell during our 2006 dates, which helped generate the increase,” Panza said. “Holding back a portion of the money will enable us to offer very lucrative purses during the 2007 Autumn Meet.” center_img Besides being open for live racing on Breeders’ Cup Day, the track benefited during the 2006 Autumn Meet with the introduction of its new synthetic surface. Impressive start: Riche Americaine won her U.S. debut Friday, beating Quick as Ray by 2 lengths in the $63,400 feature race for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. The 3-2 favorite ridden by Garrett Gomez recorded her fourth win in 11 lifetime starts and was paid $37,800. Penalties: Four London jockeys were suspended for up to three years Friday after being found guilty of involvement in a betting scam. Robbie Fitzpatrick and Luke Fletcher received three-year suspensions and Fran Ferris got a two-year suspension from Britain’s Horseracing Regulatory Authority. Robert Winston, the most successful of the four, received a 12-month disqualification. last_img read more

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

first_imgKane kickstarts EnglandEngland captain Harry Kane didn’t play down his expectations on the eve of the Three Lions opener against Tunisia, claiming Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick for Portugal against Spain had already put him under pressure in the race for the Golden Boot.Kane didn’t get the hat-trick he wanted, but now trails Ronaldo by just one after riding to his country’s rescue with a double to seal England’s first opening win at a major tournament since 2006.Three points were little more than Gareth Southgate’s side deserved even if they laboured to break Tunisia down in the second-half.The game should have been out of sight but for a series of gilt-edged misses by Jesse Lingard before the break.Kane had already shown his predatory instinct after just 11 minutes to tap home from close range and thankfully for England the ball fell to Kane once more as the clock ticked into stoppage time in Volgograd to produce a deadly near post header to break Tunisia’s resistence.Belgium still seeking balanceRomelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium beat Panama 3-0 © AFP / Odd ANDERSENUnlike a host of the other pre-tournament favourites, Belgium got off to a winning start against World Cup debutants Panama, but a 3-0 victory did little to convince the Red Devils golden generation are ready to deliver on their potential.Coach Roberto Martinez has tried to cram as much of Beglium’s attacking talent as possible into his starting XI in a 3-4-2-1.However, with Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku all starting from central areas, they often lacked width to stretch the Panama defence in a goalless first-half.Mertens’s sensational dipping volley just after the break and two fine finishes from Lukaku underlined the moments of individual brilliance Martinez can rely on.But much sterner tests await of whether Martinez’s set-up will leave Belgium too exposed against better opposition.‘Keepers blame FIFA for balls upThe World Cup ball is causing big problems for goalkeepers in Russia © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAAn old favourite World Cup controversy is beginning to bubble again, with Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary directing criticism towards the tournament’s ball on Monday.One burst during the match between France and Australia on Saturday while long-range strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov and Philippe Coutinho have caused some to suggest Adidas’ ‘Telstar 18’ is too heavily weighted in the striker’s favour.“We are victims of FIFA and the ever developing football,” said El-Hadary who, at 45 years old, has seen a few.“Every four years there are new footballs. The ball might be more acceptable to the players than goalkeepers but I am sure there have been previous footballs that have been of the same quality in the past.”Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is also not convinced. “I know what you are talking about and there was a lot of criticism against this ball but we cannot change this now,” he said. “Technology is improving and players are scoring from 40 metres.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Captain Kane to the rescue: Harry Kane scored twice in England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia © AFP / Mark RALSTONSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – England and Belgium got their World Cup campaigns off to winning starts as the Video Assistant Referee system proved its worth to help Sweden edge past South Korea on Monday.Here, AFP Sports looks at three things we learned today at the World Cup.last_img read more

Calling all Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes for Simon Week

first_imgSoup for Simon is to take place on Monday 26th September until Sunday the 2nd October to raise awareness of homelessness.Soup for Simon is being run in conjunction with Simon week, a national awareness campaign to create awareness of homelessness and the issues surround by homelessness throughout Ireland.Simon week is calling on Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes to take part in Soup for Simon. For every bowl of soup sold during Simon week a €1 donation will be made to the North West Simon Community to raise funds for the work the charity does throughout the North West.Click here to view North West Simon Community’s Facebook page for up to date information regarding all fundraisers.Calling all Hotels, Restaurants & Cafes for Simon Week was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:North West Simon Communitysimon weeksoup for simonlast_img read more

TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY TO FEATURE DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS INDIAN FAMILY

first_imgThe Mehan family, based in Donegal for the past eighty years, is the subject of a new Cogar documentary which will be broadcast on TG4 on Sunday next at 9.30 pm. Davinder Mehan, the father of the current generation of Mehans, moved to Donegal from the Punjab in Northern India in the early sixties.His uncle Balam Kand Mehan – or Bosy as he was locally known – had been based in Letterkenny since the 1930s, where he had a drapery business. Devinder began selling clothes around the Gaeltacht areas of north-west Donegal. He started on a bicycle, with his wares in a suitcase on the carrier. And he quickly became a well known character around the area.The business went well. Soon Devinder was able to buy a van, and thus able to cover more territory. There were very few vans on the roads of north-west Donegal in the mid-sixties. And even fewer driven by Indians. Devinder and his green Morris Minor, CIH 212, soon became a familiar sight.A couple of years later Devinder went back to India to visit his family. His parents decided that it was time for him to marry. Ramesh was chosen as the most appropriate match – by his parents. Devinder and Ramesh met only once, for tea, before they were wed. A couple of months later Ramesh arrived in midwinter Letterkenny wearing only her sari and sandals, and with only a few words of English.Fast forward fifty years. Bliss, the shop set up by Devinder on the Main Street in Letterkenny, is celebrating 30 years in business this year. It’s run by Sanjay Mehan, the oldest of the Mehan brothers. Bobby, the next eldest, has a shop in Strabane, another in Donegal town, and is a familiar figure at street markets throughout the northwest. Raj, the youngest son, runs the shop in Raphoe, the first that the Mehans opened in the mid-sixties.Meanwhile daughter Shona works in the Tourist Office in Letterkenny. Devinder and Ramesh are still very involved in the business. And the family is now known throughout Donegal as the Meehans.The programme traces the story of this unique family. It takes a trip with Sanjay and Devinder Mehan through the Gaeltacht areas of west Donegal, visiting some old customers as well as the shops in Letterkenny and Raphoe, the market in Falcarragh where Bobby has a stall, and Glenveigh national park, where the Mehans pay a visit to the statue of Ganesh, so central to their Hindu faith.The Mehans – Níos Conallaí ná na Conallaigh will be broadcast on TG 4 on Sunday, November 2nd at 9.30 pm with a repeat on Monday November 3rd at 7.30 pm. TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY TO FEATURE DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS INDIAN FAMILY was last modified: October 28th, 2014 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:donegalMehan familyTG4last_img read more

Parks, others left behind poor blacks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Many fell victim to their own success and failure. When they broke down the racially restricted doors of corporations, government agencies and universities, middle-class blacks – not the poor – were the ones who rushed headlong through them. Civil-rights organizations and black politicians defined the black agenda in increasingly narrow terms: affirmative action, economic parity, professional advancement and busing replaced battling poverty, reducing unemployment, securing quality education, promoting self-help and gaining greater political empowerment as the goals of all African-Americans. Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder in 1968 was the turning point for race relations in America. The transformation of the old-line civil-rights groups such as the NAACP into business and professional-friendly organizations left the black poor fragmented and politically rudderless. The black poor, lacking competitive technical skills and professional training, and shunned by many middle-class black leaders, were shoved even further to the outer margins of American society. That included many young black men such as the one who attacked Parks in 1994. The chronic problems of gang and drug violence, family breakdown, the soaring incarceration rate of young black males, the mounting devastation of HIV and AIDS disease in black communities and abysmally failing inner-city public schools have devastated poor black communities. Parks’ adopted city, Detroit, year-in-and year-out is torn by black-on-black violence. There were two defining moments in Rosa Parks’ life. One was monumental and heroic, and the world honors and cherishes her for it. That, of course, was her refusal to budge from her seat in the white section of a Montgomery bus in 1955. The other moment was tragic and shameful, and that was the day in 1994 later when a drugged-out, young black man beat her in her Detroit home and stole $53. The two incidents, 40 years apart, tell much about the forward and backward march of racial progress in America. Parks’ courageous and long-overdue act in 1955 staked out the moral high ground for the modern day civil-rights movement. It was classic good versus evil. In the years that immediately followed, the gory news scenes of baton-battering racist Southern sheriffs, fire hoses, police dogs and Klan violence unleashed against peaceful black protesters sickened Americans. Still, as America unraveled in the 1960s in the anarchy of urban riots, campus takeovers, and anti-war street battles, the civil-rights movement and its leaders fell apart, too. Then there is the self-indulgent grab for expensive cars, clothes and dollars by the MTV generation. That came crashing down on Parks during her long-running battle with the rap group OutKast. At issue was the group’s song “Rosa Parks.” The group claimed it was a tribute to Parks. Parks saw it as a crass, tasteless attempt to cash in on her name and fame. She was horrified by the get-rich-quick gangster lifestyle of many young blacks. That was certainly not what Parks fought for when she made her fateful plunge into history. Parks worried and warned that young blacks had absolutely no sense and appreciation of the titanic battles that she and the civil-rights leaders waged to make America live up to its much betrayed promise of justice and equality. In a reflective interview, years later, she did not absolve herself and other blacks of her generation of blame for failing to pass on the torch. She called for a redoubling of the effort to make young blacks, as she put it, know what it means to be black in America today. The civil-rights struggle is now the stuff of nostalgia, history books and the memoirs of its aging former leaders, and rightly so. Times have changed, and changed drastically. Parks and the civil-rights movement did much to usher in those changes, and they have made race relations in America more diverse and open, and at the same time, more complex and challenging. Her heroic refusal to give up her seat on the bus and the tragic assault on her in her home – though worlds apart in time – are both part of the triumph and tragedy of Rosa Parks. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a political analyst and commentator, is the author of “The Crisis in Black and Black.”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

Herder Named To MVC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete Team

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University’s Tess Herder was named first-team Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete for the second-straight year, announced by the league office on Tuesday (April 25). The Bulldogs open play at the MVC Championship on Friday in Normal, Ill. against Evansville at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Version Herder, a junior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., maintains a 3.96 grade-point average as an elementary education major. She holds a 10-5 singles record this spring and has recorded seven doubles wins.center_img To be eligible for nominations to the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams, nominees must own a cumulative GPA of 3.20 based on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve and have played in at least 75 percent of its team’s matches. Student-athletes also must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and have completed at least one full academic year at their respective institution. last_img read more

ELECTION 2014: INDEPENDENT KENNEDY TOPS TALLY POLL IN DONEGAL

first_imgIt’s Independents Day in the Donegal electoral area.Niamh KennedyIndependent candidate Niamh Kennedy topped the poll with 1,649 votes according to tally figures.She is followed closely by Fianna Fail veteran Sean McEniff with 1,591 votes with Independent Tom Connaghan coming in third with 1,430 votes. Another Independent John Campbell, an outgoing councillor, also polled very well just behind with 1,190.Barry O’Neill(FG), Noel Jordan (SF) and Brendan Byrne (FF) also all look safe.Niamh Kennedy IND – 1,649 Sean McEniff FF – 1,591Tom Connaghan IND – 1,430John Campbell IND – 1,190Barry O’Neill FG – 1,056Noel Jordan SF – 1,049Brendan Byrne FF – 1,028 Michael McMahon SF – 878John Boyle FG – 858John McNulty FG – 799Michael Naughton FF 541 Bernie Mulhern IND – 337Jonathon Kennedy IND – 335Lawrence McManus IND – 188Patricia McClafferty IND – 87ELECTION 2014: INDEPENDENT KENNEDY TOPS TALLY POLL IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 24th, 2014 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:Niamh Kennedylast_img read more

BOOK LAUNCH TO TURN FICTION INTO REALITY FOR NEW AUTHOR TONIGHT

first_imgA fictional book about a fictional girl is set to come to life at a very real book launch in Letterkenny tonight.Princess Alexandra Rose of No Fixed Abode’ is a fictional girl with a majestic title who resides amongst us.Being about a Princess, it is only fitting that the book launch for the first publication from New York author, Sheila Clancy O’Donnell, be set at the impressive “Castle on the Hill” known as St. Eunan’s College. With the approval of Principal Chris Darby and help from The Saint Eunan’s Parents Committee, this story will come to life tonight, October 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm.This special, feel good book follows this Irish & American Princess on adventures near (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Donegal GAA matches) and far (an upstate New York bakery, A Chocolate Park), causing her heart to long to be in several places at once…thus the title “of No Fixed Abode.” It is what lies within her castle, which is like no other, that will capture your heart.Sheila admits she would have never had gotten to this point without the support of many people, most importantly from her husband, who sent her to Spain for a week to write, to which she did and then rewrote & rewrote again.As for the illustrations, it was a chance meeting with Sofie Di Bartomoleo, a talented Italian design student who stumbled upon Letterkenny to master her English. In need of a home and with an interest in fashion, LYIT Fashion Lecturer Sheila took Sofie under her wing, with the result not only being this book, but the entire O’Donnell family gaining a friend and new family member for life. Utilizing the brilliant resources around her, the Author called on local teacher Anne Gillespie, to provide the initial critique while Annraoi Cheevers, Local Primary School Principal gave invaluable and much appreciated editing advice.A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to help the stellar work of the Marie Keating Foundation & The Michaela Foundation, making this book all the more worthwhile.This local book will be available for sale at retail outlets from Friday: Eason’s Courtyard Letterkenny, Eason’s Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Mourne Antiques & Gifts Letterkenny, MucknMuffins Dunfanaghy, Macs Newsagent & Bookstore Buncrana, and The Donegal Shop Dublin.For more information or to order online (international shipping available) please go to: www.princessalexandrarose.com or like us on Facebook: Princess Alexandra Rose of No Fixed Abode. BOOK LAUNCH TO TURN FICTION INTO REALITY FOR NEW AUTHOR TONIGHT was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:book launchletterkennyPrincess Alexandra RoseSHEILA CLANCY/O’DONNELLlast_img read more