Barbados XI too good for Windies

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test batsman Shai Hope and former West Indies opener Omar Phillips stroked half-centuries as a Barbados Select XI dealt West Indies a 50-run defeat in the first of two warm-up matches here Wednesday night.In a day/night encounter at Kensington Oval, the Select XI piled up 290 for eight off their 50 overs, with the stylish Hope carving out a top score of 61 and Phillips getting 58.Off-spinner Ashley Nurse claimed three for 61 while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel picked up two for 75.In reply, West Indies were restricted to 240 all out off 47.1 overs thanks to leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr who finished with three for 17 from four overs and seamers Kevin Stoute (2-28), Tarik Shorey (2-33) and Dario Seale (2-50), all of whom finished with two wickets apiece.Jamaican Rovman Powell smashed a top score of 58 while Nurse completed a solid all-round game with a fantastic even 50 off a mere 31 balls.Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin chimed in with 32, while Darren Bravo got 24 and Marlon Samuels, 23.The Select XI got a great start after the left-handed Phillips put on 58 for the first wicket with Kyle Corbin who made 14, and a further 53 for the second wicket with Hope.Phillips, who played two Tests during the senior players strike seven years ago, struck seven fours and two sixes off 66 deliveries, while Hope gathered seven fours off 79 balls.When Phillips fell to give Nurse his second wicket, Hope and Roston Chase (18) added 40 for the third wicket before both fell in the space of 18 balls, to leave the Select XI on 165 for four in the 36th over.However, Shamarh Brooks stroked 44 from 37 balls with two fours and two sixes and captain Stoute hit 29 from 41 balls, to revive the innings in a 60-run, fifth wicket partnership.last_img read more

Cignal, Cocolife try to rebound from defeats

first_imgPlaying without the towering Santiago sisters Dindin and Jaja, who are both currently in Japan suiting up as imports, the Blue Tornadoes are aware of the big voids they have to fill.Dindin signed with the Toray Arrows, while Jaja will see action with the Ageo Medics in the Japan V League.“It’s a big challenge for us not having the Santiago sisters around for this conference. But we are confident our coaches will help us to adjust with the new system,” Foton setter Gyzelle Sy said.Hungry for a title, Generika-Ayala will lean on veterans Patty Orendain, April Hingit and Ria Meneses to deliver the goods for the squad.In the PSL Collegiate Grand Slam, University of the Philippines will face University of the East at 12 noon, while Colegio San Agustin will clash with University of Santo Tomas at 2 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After a straight-sets loss in their opening matches, Cignal and Cocolife will try to bounce back when they collide Saturday in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The HD Spikers, who lost to F2 Logistics, and the Asset Managers, who tumbled against defending champion Petron, will clash at 7 p.m., each hoping to set their bids on track after their initial setbacks.Opposite spiker Mylene Paat—a revelation for the national team during her stint in the Asian Games—led the way for the HD Spikers with 12 points and is expected to be a vital cog in Saturday’s showdown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOn the other side, Kalei Mau, a Filipino raised in the US, hopes to follow up a strong PSL debut where she produced 13 points and 11 digs for the Asset Managers.Meanwhile, Foton and Generika-Ayala will raise the curtain at 4 p.m. Motolite-Ateneo battles struggling Tacloban gals Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Police investigating social media death threats against former President, PPP/C members

first_imgTameshwar Beekham, a self-professed A Partnership for National Unity /Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) supporter, is currently under investigation by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) following reports of death threats on social media against the life of former President and Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo and other parliamentarians of the People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C).One of Beekham’s posts on FacebookBeekham took to his Facebook page and ranted over the idealisation of the APNU/AFC Government’s accomplishments and vision of former President LFS Burnham, and openly stated his intentions to target Freedom House and “murder” Jagdeo and the PPP/C.“I will one day with my gang that I am equipping and training, will walk into Freedom House and murder Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPPC top brass,” Beekham wrote on his Facebook page. As a result, the PPP/C lodged a formal complaint about the matter with the GPF.“Mr Tameshwar Beekham has posted death threats and physical violence against former Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee and former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon and others at Freedom House, headquarters of the PPP,” the Party said in a release after it had made the report.The report was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who indicated to the media that investigations were ongoing into the matter.Beekham also confirmed that he had been contacted by the Police, but continued his rant, saying he was not afraid of jail.Even after confirming his encounter with law enforcement, the Berbice resident continued to issue threats against  former President Jagdeo.Beekham again took to his Facebook page to inform his supporters of the efforts being made by the GPF to locate him in relation to the threats.“The Police have issued order for my arrest, they have made a few raid and searches for me last night; they want me in relation to threats I made to kill Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, this will be my last post as I am preparing to turn in myself 10 o’clock this morning Sunday 5 June 2016, at the Springlands Police Station,” his post read.He continued to issue more threats even as he was wanted by the Police.“I AM SAYING IT AGAIN I WILL MURDER BHARRAT JAGDEO AND THE PPPC, I TAMESHWAR BEEKHAM AND MY TEAM WILL MURDER BHARRAT JAGDEO AND THE PPPC JAIL OR FREE!!!!!!!!” his post continued.When Guyana Times made contact with Commander of B (Berbice) Division, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam, he related that  Police have undertaken several searches for Beekham, but came up empty-handed.Just recently, Police detained a 52-year-old woman, who was believed to have posted racially-inciting social media comments about Afro-Guyanese, and what appeared to be a threat to President David Granger.The woman has since been placed before the courts on a charge of attempting to excite hostility on the grounds of race contrary to Section 2 (1) (C) of the Racial Hostility Act, Chapter 23:01 of the Criminal Offences Act. Her Facebook post stated that “Granger want a bullet in head…I am out of a job now because of them.”last_img read more

Thunderstorm fails to interrupt weekend red eye slo-pitch tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was a weekend of non-stop slo-pitch action at the Taylor ball diamonds – literally.The 10th Annual Allen LaFleur Tournament of Hope was a roaring success this past weekend. Roughly 500 players on a record 40 teams participated in the double-elimination tournament. The tournament began at 7:00 on Friday evening, and ran through the overnight hours until the final three games’ opening pitches at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Though a thunderstorm passed over Taylor on Satuday evening before a low pressure system brought more rain through Sunday afternoon, that didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone that came out to play.IMG_7666A panorama of the Taylor ball diamonds on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Chris Newton- Advertisement -Sunday’s final games saw Balls Deep take the win over The Plugs in the ‘A’ Division with a 7-6 final score. The Great Canadian Oil Change lost their final against Mixed Nuts 7-5 in Division ‘B,’ while Div. ‘C’ was won by Logix Controls over Krush 11-3. Kokanee and True Grit played each other in the Division D final, another close game that ended 16-15 in favour of Kokanee. Knappett doubled up the Mustangs 8-4 to win the ‘E’ Division.Tournament organizer Velma Alexander says that the final tally of funds raised for Raymond Auger and Karsten Mayinger, who are battling cancer, is not yet known, although organizers hoped to at least equal last year’s total of nearly $17,000. Alexander says that the final amount should be tallied up later this week.last_img read more

What gun control?

first_imgArm the teachers If you want safe airplanes, arm the pilots. If you want safe schools, don’t just arm the teachers – give them incentive pay to become reserve police officers with their local law enforcement agency. If only 10 percent of teachers took advantage of a program like this, there would always be several armed police officers at every school. These killers are nothing but cowards, and it’s high time we stop making our schools Killer Safe Zones. – Scott Hewes Castaic Guns not the answer We want unrestricted access to firearms and no gun-control laws, so we have to expect the occasional massacre. It’s just the price we pay for the current interpretation of the Second Amendment. – Annie Caroline Schuler West Hollywood Typical liberals The knee-jerk reaction by liberals for stricter gun laws is so predictable. If their logic is so correct, then every time there is a drug bust or a tragic car accident, the Legislature should sponsor new controlling laws. Unfortunately, there are people in our society who will find a way to break the law, no matter what. – Richard Diradourian Montrose What do they expect? Re “American Muslims beginning to fear that `Islamophobia’ is gripping the U.S.” (April 12): Brad Greenberg’s article suggesting that Islamophobia is gripping the U.S. puts forward the idea that this is somehow a fault of the people of the United States. After several years of horrific killings of thousands of innocent lives around the world by extremist Muslims and a total lack of coherent condemnation or action from any real Islamic leadership, what is the proper reaction for any non-Muslim population? Until concrete actions are taken in the Muslim world to condemn and reverse the inhuman behavior of the Islamic extremists that attack and murder innocent people, it will be difficult for non-Muslims to accept the Islamic faith and people as sincerely wanting to live in peace anywhere in the world. – Russell Smith Northridge Park perils Re “Safety first” (Our opinions, April 16): As someone who called for an environmental impact report when the Baseball Academy was being considered for the site, I fully agree with the Daily News’ concern about the new park on top of a landfill in Sun Valley. There were significant reasons why the neighborhood council of North Hollywood Northeast took a position calling for an EIR and they had little to do with the methane-gas issue. It was the other toxins which have already been found to be in the soil and the danger to those who are very young and the elderly. There is a reason the baseball league decided against going forward at the site. – David Hernandez Valley Village Another idea Re “City Council boosts cash for tenants” (April 12): With all the talk about doling out money to tenants being evicted because landlords want to turn apartments into condos, did anyone think about the possibility of making this money available to tenants as down payments on those very condos? – Harriet Jones Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The horrible news Monday from Virginia will again raise the gun control argument. The gun wackos will again cite whatever amendment they cite and repeat their mantra that “when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Yet they never seem to have an answer as to why, in those countries where there is gun control, there are so few gun-related crimes. There was a time when effective gun control had a shot at making the United States as free from gun-related crime as countries with gun control, but it is too late for that. It is also too late for the popes and the leaders of Islam to preach birth control to prevent overpopulation and poverty. – Joel Gossman Los Angeles last_img

Lacazette sent off as Arsenal go down at Borisov in Europa League

first_imgUnai Emery’s side have now won just two of their last nine away matches — last weekend’s victory over the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield and an FA Cup win against third-tier Blackpool.Arsenal enjoyed plenty of the ball in the opening stages, but it was the hosts who almost grabbed the lead as debutant Nemanja Milic flicked Igor Stasevich’s cross onto the outside of the post.The visitors’ best chance in the first half fell to Lacazette, only for the Frenchman to head over when unmarked at the back post.BATE made him pay when they snatched the advantage on the stroke of half-time as Dragun climbed highest to send a header from Stasevich’s free-kick looping into the top corner.Arsenal were struggling on a difficult pitch in Belarus, and even when Lacazette did find the net just before the hour mark, he was rightly flagged offside.Emery, who won three consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla from 2014-2016, threw on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torreira and Denis Suarez in an attempt to find a breakthrough.But Arsenal continued to labour and their night took another turn for the worse as Lacazette was sent off for lashing out at Aleksandar Filipovic with his elbow in the 85th minute.Elsewhere, Inter Milan claimed a 1-0 win at Rapid Vienna despite Mauro Icardi snubbing the trip after being stripped of the captaincy over a contract row, with Lautaro Martinez scoring the winner from the penalty spot.Wissam Ben Yedder’s 22nd-minute strike helped record five-time winners Sevilla take a large step towards the last 16 with a 1-0 victory over Lazio in Rome, while Benfica backed up their 10-0 weekend thrashing of Nacional by winning 2-1 at Galatasaray.Hatem Ben Arfa netted a penalty but Rennes twice blew a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Real Betis in France, while Olympiakos were held to a 2-2 home draw by Dynamo Kiev.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BATE Borisov celebrate Stanislav Dragun’s goal against Arsenal in the Europa LeaguePARIS, France, Feb 14 –  Arsenal face an uphill battle to progress in the Europa League after a 1-0 defeat by BATE Borisov in the last-32 first leg which saw Alexandre Lacazette sent off on Thursday.Stanislav Dragun put BATE ahead just before the break in Barysaw and Arsenal never threatened an equaliser, with Lacazette’s late dismissal also ruling him out of next week’s return game at the Emirates.last_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN ORDERED TO PAY BANKS MASSIVE €12M!

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known and most-respected businessmen has been ordered to pay back a staggering €12 million to the banks.Letterkenny man Brendan Gildea has been battling with National Irish Bank for a number of months in the courts.However the commercial court yesterday granted a summary order for almost €12 million against the developer to National Irish Bank. Another order for approximately €6 million was granted against Mr Gildea’s wife Tessie arising from the couple’s personal guarantee of the debts of their property company.There was no appearance by or on behalf of Mr Gildea, his wife Tessie and their company, Brendan Gildea Ltd (in receivership), all with addresses at Brookside Villas, Magherennan, Letterkenny, when the bank’s proceedings came before Mr Justice Peter Kelly at the Commercial Court yesterdayMr Gildea has been very ill for some time and could not appear at previous court cases because of his condition.He had been in business across Co Donegal for more than 30 years and built some of the most highly-regarded projects and housing states in recent years.EndsDONEGAL BUSINESSMAN ORDERED TO PAY BANKS MASSIVE €12M! was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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:BRENDAN GILDEANational Irish Banklast_img read more

Major storm edges

first_imgMIAMI – A tropical depression in the Caribbean headed toward Florida on Saturday and was expected to become the first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. The depression formed earlier in the day, nine days after the official start of the season, but the poorly organized system was not expected to become a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. “It will be relatively weak in terms of wind, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be weak in terms of rainfall,” senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart said. The system, which had maximum sustained wind near 35 mph, would be named Alberto if it reaches the 39 mph threshold for a tropical storm. “The media overplays this; they get people very scared,” said Tim Roberts, a Fort Lauderdale condo owner who was visiting Tallahassee. “Sure, when the time comes to be alarmed, yes, but don’t make more out of it until it’s time.” Scientists predict the 2006 season could produce up to 16 named storms, six of them major hurricanes. Last year’s hurricane season was the busiest and most destructive in recorded history. Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and Mississippi and was blamed for more than 1,570 deaths in Louisiana alone. Mike Martino lost his Navarre Beach home twice in the past two hurricane seasons – first to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and never got to move into a new home built on the same lot because Hurricane Dennis wiped it out in 2005. Instead of rebuilding again, he moved to the mainland. Martino, who rents kayaks, bikes and surfboards out of his store in Navarre Beach, worried that the weather would do more economic damage than property damage. “I know that we have weather coming, so I can’t have weekly rentals, it’s all going to have to be done by the day,” he said. The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the busiest in 154 years of storm tracking, with records set for the number of named storms (28) and hurricanes (15). Forecasters used up their list of 21 proper names (beginning with Arlene and ending with Wilma) and had to use the Greek alphabet to name storms for the first time.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2At 5 p.m. EDT, the depression was centered in the Caribbean Sea about 50 miles west of Cabo San Antonio on the western tip of Cuba, forecasters said. It was moving north-northwest near 6 mph. The hurricane center recommended tropical storm warnings for the Cuban provinces of Pinar Del Rio and the Isle of Youth. Over the next three days, the system is expected to move through the Yucatan Channel into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, then toward Florida where it could make landfall Monday or Tuesday somewhere between South Florida and the western tip of the Panhandle, forecasters said. The depression’s outer rainbands stretched Saturday to the southern tip of Florida, and heavy rain was forecast over the state’s Gulf Coast and the Florida Keys through Monday. State officials pleaded with residents to update their hurricane preparedness plans but most shrugged at the news. last_img read more

Couple cut security tag from shoes and stole them

first_imgA Letterkenny couple who cut a tag from a pair of children’s shoes and then stole them have been ordered to pay the shop €20.Patrick and Presilla McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with criminal damage and theft from TK Maxx on August 22nd last. The court heard that Patrick had been seen on CCTV cutting off the tag and the Presilla was observed putting the shoes down her top.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said it was an opportunist theft and because of the excellent CCTV footage they were “doomed to failure.”Judge Kelly ordered the couple to send a postal order for €20 to TK Maxx.Couple cut security tag from shoes and stole them was last modified: December 12th, 2016 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:donegalletterkennytheftTK MAXXlast_img read more

Bayern Munich beat Tottenham and Arsenal to signing of ‘new Harry Kane’

first_img TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Both Spurs and Chelsea have been keeping close tabs on Arp, who has played 18 times in the Bundesliga so far, scoring twice.However, with his contract at Hamburg up in 2019, his value is quickly diminishing and it has been reported that Bayern Munich are closing in on a cut-price deal to sign him this summer. 2 The 18-year-old scored two Bundesliga goals in 2017/18 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arp has already earned comparisons with Harry Kane since breaking onto the scene with Hamburg Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST IN DEMAND Bild have claimed that the German giants could pay as little as £1.5m to complete the deal for one of Europe’s most promising strikers. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race 2 Bayern have already agreed a deal to sign Leon Goretzka, the Schalke midfielder, on a free contract when his contract expires at the end of the month. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM targets RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bayern Munich are set to land the ‘new Harry Kane’ Jann-Fiete Arp ahead of Tottenham and Chelsea.The 18-year-old has caught the eye since breaking into the first team at struggling Hamburg, who were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga at the end of last season, and he’s already been compared to England’s leading centre-forward. targets last_img read more