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first_imgRussell shines again MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies all-rounder once again proved his worth for Sydney Thunder as they produced another strong performance to edge Melbourne Stars by a single run off the last ball in an electrifying Big Bash League encounter yesterday. Sent in at the MCG, Thunder rallied to 178 for six off their 20 overs behind opener Usman Khawaja’s brilliant unbeaten 109 off 70 balls. Russell smashed 22 off 16 balls to be the only other batsman to pass 20 and one of only three to reach double figures. Thunder were going nowhere at 59 for three in the ninth over when Khawaja anchored a series of partnerships to spark a revival. It was his exhilarating 53-run fifth-wicket stand off 29 balls with Russell that gave the innings real momentum. While he pummelled 12 fours and three sixes, the right-handed Russell chipped in with four boundaries before perishing in the 18th over, brilliantly caught by a leaping James Faulkner at long on off seamer John Hastings. In reply, Stars were propelled by Kevin Pietersen’s superb 76 off 42 balls with five fours and six sixes, while Faulkner made 45 not out from 36 deliveries with two fours. The hosts were cruising at 48 without loss before pacer Russell, who finished with two for 28 from his four overs, struck twice in the sixth over to remove both openers Marcus Stoinis (27) and Luke Wright (18) and halt their progress. In Sydney, there was no such fortune for West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy as his Hobart Hurricanes went down by 95 runs to Sydney Sixers. Sammy went wicketless in two overs, which cost 32 runs, as Sixers piled up 186 for seven and then made two from six deliveries as Hurricanes collapsed for 91. Taylor sparks, but Thunder lose BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor extended her handsome run of form, but Sydney Thunder’s batting failed as they collapsed to a 14-run defeat to Brisbane Heat in the women’s Big Bash League here yesterday. Chasing 142 for victory at the Gabba, Thunder were held to 127 for nine off their 20 overs, with the right-handed Taylor top-scoring with 43 and Erin Osborne getting 31. Taylor faced 47 balls and struck three fours and a six, while Osborne counted two fours off 33 deliveries. Earlier, Jess Jonassen top-scored with 47 from 44 balls and captain Delissa Kimmince hit 29 from 27 balls, to help Heat up to 141 for eight off their 20 overs. Taylor proved economical with her off spin, taking one for 23 from her four overs.last_img read more

MACORP joins Canadian NGO to assist NATI

first_img– much-needed machinery, equipment donatedMachinery Corporation of Guyana (MACORP) has provided assistance to the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) machinery training programme. The company donated agricultural machinery that is being used by many large firms today.The programme is seen as a collaborative one of NATI, MACORP and World University Service of Canada through the Product Enterprises and Linkages project. At the recent commissioning of the equipment, Principal of NATI, Maxine Thompson, appealed for greater collaboration among the institution and the various industries to ensure that students can be better trained. “This venture has occurred at a juncture when this institution is piloting eight courses using advanced technology in agriculture machinery.” According to Thompson, even though the programme is ongoing, staffers are handicapped since they too lack the relevant training.Canadian High Commissioner Pierre Giroux and others inspecting the equipmentShe further stated: “We are indeed grateful for the World University Service of Canada’s initiative of facilitating the linkage between NATI and the Machinery Corporation of Guyana, known as MACORP.”MACORP has shown an interest in using NATI as a feeder by enlisting graduates of the institution’s agriculture machinery programme into its two-year training programme.Meanwhile, local Director of World University Service of Canada, Doug Graham, noted that the PROPEL project is used to link persons and to improve and enhance the quality of agricultural produce.Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux, said that agriculture is a very important part of a country’s Gross Domestic Product, and one way to ensure that the quality of the local produce is improved, is to supply institutions like NATI with improved capacity and quality of instruments that will be used essentially to increase the quality of product.last_img read more

Be Above Reproach

first_imgThe Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has advised the newly inducted Resident Judge of Criminal Court ‘A’, Roosevelt Z. Willie, to be transparent and fair in administering justice in the country.“You have to be guided by integrity, fairness and transparency.  Be impartial, prudent, tolerant and above reproach,” Chief Justice Korkpor added.The Chief Justice proffered these words of admonition last Friday, when he deputized for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the induction ceremony held at the Temple of Justice. Judge Willie replaces the Late Judge James W. Zotaa.Chief Justice Korkpor described Judge Willie as one of the “finest in the judiciary,” disclosing that he had been following Judge Willie’s activities and recognized that he is the best person for the job.“You will now be making decisions that will affect your fellow men. You will be sending people to jail for life,” said the Chief Justice, adding, “You have to take your work very seriously; to do otherwise would reflect poorly on the judiciary.” “Don’t let any one of us Justices tell you what to do. We are only here to review your actions,” were Chief Justice Korkpor’s concluding advice to the newly instated Resident Judge Willie.In his remarks, Judge Willie thanked President Sirleaf for his preferment and promised that “as a true human rights defender he would administrate justice without fear or favor.”Judge Willie further pledged to be indifferent to private, political or partisan influence and administer justice according to the law.   Judge Willie gave the assurance that he will handle his appointment as a public trust.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EnCana threatened in bomb-threat letter

first_imgPhoto: The Dawson Creek Daily news reports that the letter it received on Wednesday, gives EnCana three months to shut down operations – SubmittedThe Dawson Creek Daily News is reporting that the two-page hand-written letter it recieved on Wednesday, contained information on more possible EnCana bombings. The newspaper reports that EnCana has three months to start shutting down its operations, or the recent string of bombings will get a lot worse.- Advertisement -The letter went on to say, “We can all have a summer vacation including your security personnel and the RCMP, who have not helped you to date anyway.”The gas plant near Kelly Lake was mentioned, but it wasn’t directly targeted as a potential site for a future attack.Sergeant Tim Shields with the RCMP says the letter is under investigation. He says the letter does target EnCana operations.Last October, the newspaper was among local media outlets that received the first bomb threat, just before the first of six bombings happened to the EnCana well sites.Advertisement The letter comes after the two recent bombings south of Dawson Creek.  The RCMP will hold a press conference on Thursday at 1pm.  Following that press conference we will have more on this story.last_img read more

Spurs to move for £12m-rated Chelsea flop?

first_img Gokhan Tore 1 Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid looks set to do battle in the summer for the signature of Besiktas midfielder Gokhan Tore, who was once on the books at Chelsea.So, what has he been up to since leaving Stamford Bridge in 2011? talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a look…Name: Gokhan ToreDate of birth: 20 January, 1992Birthplace: Cologne, GermanyPosition: Winger/attacking midfielderClub: BesiktasInternational appearances: 22 (Turkey)What’s the latest?Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to improve his options on the flanks and is targeting Besiktas star Tore, who the club bid £9million for in January. Standing in his way, though, is Atletico Madrid, who are also keen on the Turkish international, and they are set to offer £12million for his services.Did you know?1) Although he was born in Germany, Tore qualifies to play for Turkey as his parents were both born there before moving countries.2) As a youngster, the talented midfielder was picked up by Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, just a short 25 minute hop from Cologne, where he spent six of his formative years.3) Former Chelsea sporting director Frank Arnesen spotted Tore and took him to Stamford Bridge in 2009 but the winger failed to play a single competitive match for the club.4) After leaving Chelsea in 2010, Arnesen became Hamburg’s new sporting director in 2011 and subsequently sign Tore, along with two more Chelsea players, Jacopo Sala and Michael Mancienne.5) Tore spent one season with Hamburg before joining Russian side Rubin Kazan in 2012, but he was on the move again in 2013 as he joined Besiktas on loan.6) In Turkey, the winger came to life and hit four goals in 30 games, as well as laying on assists for his team-mates, persuading Besiktas to part with €4.5million for his services.7) While Tore continues to excel with his club his international exploits have been complicated by an incident where his friend is alleged to have pulled out a gun in the hotel room of compatriots Hakan Calhanoglou and Omer Toprak back in May 2013.Video evidencelast_img read more

McManaman: Real Madrid were ‘horrific’ and ‘downed tools’ against Wolfsburg

first_img1 Steve McManaman has described Real Madrid’s performance against Wolfsburg as ‘horrific’ and said Zinedine Zidane’s side played like they had ‘downed tools.’Wolfsburg blew the Spanish giants away with two quickfire goals, early in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash at the Volkswagen Arena.And McManaman, who spent four years playing for Real Madrid, didn’t hold back in his analysis of his former club, who have a mountain to climb if they are to reach the semi-finals.Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “I thought they were woeful, I really did. From the highs of getting a good result on Saturday to really low lows tonight.“Defensively the right back (Danilo) and left back (Marcelo) were just all over the place, coupled with Pepe and (Sergio) Ramos who looked like they hadn’t played with each other before. I was astounded as to how bad they were. I expected a real calm, measured performance as well. “It was like schoolboy, Under 10s or Under 12s defending. Marcelo walks across with his arms behind his back [for Wolfsburg’s second goal] and (Maximilian) Arnold gets two yards ahead of Ramos.“It seems like the manager just prays on the sidelines that they get it together. It looks as if they just freestyle. He added: “It just looks horrific. You can’t blame the manager because he’s just said to the same team which played against Barcelona on Saturday – apart from the right back Danilo – “go out and do it again”.“I don’t know why he changed the right back because Danilo was terrible. But Marcelo, Ramos and Pepe, who played well on Saturday, go out and turn out performances like that. The whole team should be lambasted and the manager will take a hit. You can’t have super Zidane on the paper on Sunday and then not say anything today. “(Gareth) Bale should have had a penalty in the fourth minute but that is no excuse for the next 90 minutes. They literally downed tools.” Gareth Bale endured a difficult evening in the Champions League clash with Wolfsburg last_img read more

Where did you you come in the Naomh Naille 5k?

first_imgDaniel Gallagher was first home in the Naomh Naille 5k in Mountcharles.More than 60 brave runners and walkers shook off the Christmas Day cobwebs to take part.Well done to all. Place Bib Name YoB Gender AG Club Time1. 5 Daniel Gallagher m Junior Men 22:082. 63 Michael Coughlan m Junior Men 22:373. 60 Lee McBrearty m Senior Men 22:414. 66 Des McGroarty m Senior Men 22:485. 39 Finbarr Gallagher m Senior Men 22:596. 51 Eunan Boyle m Senior Men 23:117. 56 Conor McLaughlin m Senior Men 23:138. 67 Michael Quinn m Senior Men 23:309. 12 Enda Lynch m Senior Men 23:4310. 43 Conal Gallagher m Senior Men 24:1311. 2 Jacinta Kelly f Senior Women 25:1112. 73 Rhyss Boyle m Junior Men 25:1313. 61 Patrick McGroarty m Junior Men 25:2914. 10 Paul McGuckin m Senior Men 25:4815. 72 Declan Boyle m Senior Men 25:4816. 25 Gerard Kennedy m Senior Men 26:3117. 29 Shona O Driscoll f Junior Women St. Nauls 26:3418. 30 Johnathon O Driscoll m Junior Men St. Nauls 26:3419. 31 Liam McGroarty m Senior Men St. Nauls 26:4520. 15 Darragh Burke m Junior Men St. Nauls 26:4921. 28 Sean O Driscoll m Senior Men St. Nauls 26:5422. 44 Niamh Boyle f Junior Women 26:5623. 48 Ronan White m Senior Men 27:3224. 23 Michael Kennedy m Senior Men 27:3325. 3 James McBrearty m Junior Men 27:4926. 53 Jimmy Meehan m Senior Men 27:5527. 62 Cathal McGroarty m Senior Men 28:0228. 18 Eilish Ward f Senior Women St. Nauls 28:1129. 27 Declan Callaghan m Senior Men 28:1730. 71 Abbie Boyle f Junior Women 28:2031. 70 Kate May North f Senior Women 28:3332. 37 Liam Burke m Senior Men St. Nauls 29:0833. 16 Patrick Burke m Senior Men St. Nauls 29:1934. 65 Ryan Coughlan m Junior Men 29:2135. 26 Angela O Donnell f Senior Women St. Nauls 29:2536. 35 Hannah Shallow f Junior Women St. Nauls 30:0137. 34 Catriona Shallow f Senior Women St. Nauls 31:4138. 4 Alisha McBrearty f Senior Women 31:4539. 57 Emma Kane f Senior Women 31:5540. 59 Aisling O Loughlin f Senior Women 32:1741. 14 Barry Burke m Junior Men 32:2742. 13 Kathleen Burke f Senior Women 32:2843. 45 Vicky Tierney f Senior Women 32:4844. 69 Kate Morgan f Senior Women 33:2545. 68 Nick North m Senior Men 33:2546. 22 Deirdre Kelly f Walker F 34:4047. 24 Fiona Kennedy f Walker F St. Nauls 34:4048. 58 Leonie Kelly f Senior Women 35:1149. 19 Brandon Armstrong m Walker M Four Masters 35:2750. 20 Yvette Armstrong f Walker F St. Nauls 35:2751. 42 Catherine Maguire f Senior Women 35:4552. 33 Peter Shallow m Walker M St. Nauls 36:3753. 38 Kathleen Campbell f Senior Women St. Nauls 38:0654. 64 Daniel Coughlan m Walker M 39:2855. 41 Aileen Gallagher f Walker F 42:5956. 40 Grainne Gillen f Walker F 43:3057. 52 Patricia Boyle f Walker F 44:4258. 8 Eimear Breslin f Walker F 46:2159. 9 Eamon N Breslin m Walker M 46:2160. 7 Kathleen Breslin f Walker F 46:3161. 50 Jessica White f Walker F 47:3262. 54 Shereen Meehan f Walker F 47:5763. 17 Danny Burke m Walker M 49:0764. 36 Shane Conneely m Walker M St. Nauls 49:4165. 11 Marie Gallagher f Walker F St. Nauls 51:3966. 46 Hugh Tierney m Junior Men 55:1667. 47 Oisin Tierney m Junior Men 55:17Where did you you come in the Naomh Naille 5k? was last modified: December 27th, 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:5kMOUNTCHARLESnaomh naillelast_img read more

GAGGED: CLLR McENIFF WARNED BY PARTY BOSSES TO STOP MAKING COMMENTS ON TRAVELLERS

first_imgExclusive: FIANNA Fail has silenced Donegal county councillor Sean McEniff, Donegal Daily can reveal.Party leader Micheal Martin has told Cllr McEniff that he can’t make any more comments about Travellers.The Donegal Traveller Project confirmed to us today that Mr Martin had told them that he had spoken to the veteran Donegal politician and warned him that he cannot make any further ‘derogatory’ comments about Travellers. The councillor sparked a political storm last month by saying Travellers should not be re-housed in settled communities and they should live in isolation.A few days later a house at Parkhill, outside Ballyshannon which the council was in the processing of buying, was burned down in an arson attack.A family of 12 had been due to move into the property.It has also emerged that councillors including Cllr McEniff and Cllr Barry O’Neill had been made aware weeks ago that the council had intended to buy a property for a Traveller family in the Parkhill area. Traveller groups were also informed.Last night we reported what County Manager Seamus Neely said on the matter.It is re-printed below; including with details on how councillors were kept informed of the process before the purchase decision was taken in December.“I believe that the time is now right for me as a county manager to re-affirm the council’s position with regard to social inclusion policies and measures and to outline some of the very significant work an initiatives the council has delivered on as a lead agency,” said Mr Neely.“Donegal County Council has been proactively engaged in promoting interculturalism, diversity and integration through our work with the Donegal County Development Board (CDB), the CDB social inclusion measures group and the CDB interagency group on Traveller issues and the CDB peace and reconciliation partnership and we are fully committed to continuing with this work. “In this regard Donegal County Council is committed to continuing to work with all stakeholders to ensure that all Travellers in Donegal have an opportunity to achieve their fill potential in all aspects of their lives.”He said the council’s own diversity plan included policies which were anti-racist and anti-sectarian and were aimed at promoting greater integration at a local level with communities.Mr Neely said the council policy included policies on dealing with conflicts between settled and traveller communities.He detailed extensively the work the council does with the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee. He said the Donegal Electoral Area councillors had been told in workshops about the purchase of a house in Ballyshannon for the family concerned and while the specific dwelling was not disclosed “details were provided as to the actual settings within which the dwelling in question was located.”GAGGED: CLLR McENIFF WARNED BY PARTY BOSSES TO STOP MAKING COMMENTS ON TRAVELLERS was last modified: February 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAGGED: CLLR McENIFF WARNED BY PARTY BOSSES TO STOP MAKING COMMENTS ON TRAVELLERSlast_img read more

U19 Cricket Cranes off to Kenya

first_imgThe U19 Cricket Cranes being flagged off on Tuesday afternoon in Lugogo (photo by agency)The Uganda U19 National Cricket team traveled to Nairobi, Kenya yesterday evening to compete at the Global Youth Tournament hosted by Star Field Sports at Ruaraka and Gymkhana Cricket Grounds.The under-age tournament will run for three days, starting on 22nd (Wednesday) to 25th of this month.The team captained by Frank Akankwasa prepared for the tournament by beating up on their Nigerian counter-parts 4-1 in a 5 match series.The Under 19 Cricket Cranes will be in Group B with Cutchi Leva, Kanbis and Swampipaba.The Global Youth Tournament will also act as a warm up for the Under 19 Africa Division 1 qualifiers slated for early 2019.The Schedule:Wednesday 22nd August 2018 10:45a.m;Swamipaba U19 v Uganda Cricket Association U19: Ruaraka Sports ClubThursday 23rd August 2018 8:30 a.m;Kanbis U19 v Uganda Cricket Association U19: Ruaraka Sports ClubFriday 24th August 2018 1:30 p.m;Cutchi Leva Under 19 v Uganda Cricket Association Under 19: Ruaraka Sports ClubKnock Out stages: Friday, August 24th – 8:00 A.MSF1Friday, August 24th 11:00 A.MSF2Saturday, August 25th – 2PMFinalsSaturday, August 25th – 7PM; Travel Back to UgandaThe Ugandan Contingent that traveled:Frank Akankwasa (Captain), Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Perry Wazombe, Simon Okecho, Ronald Opio, Cyrus Kakuru, Juma Miyagi, Trevor Bukenya, Siraje Nsubuga, Ramathan Ochimi, Robert Ajuna, Rogers Olipa and Cosmas KyewutaOfficials:Michael Ndiko (Coach), Emmanuel Issanez (Assistant Coach).Comments Tags: Star Field Sports at RuarakaU19 Cricket Craneslast_img read more

Gold miners continue to lead gains across the JSE

first_imgLocal marketsBy close of day on Friday, the JSE had gained 1.25% led by gold mining shares, which rose 6.15%.Resource shares ended 2.17% higher, while financials rose 0.89% and industrials climbed 0.87%.Total value traded came to R 10,476,429,633, while 155,696,176 shares were exchanged today.The rand was trading on the R10 mark at 5pm, while gold edged up 0.10% to sell at $1367.60 an ounce.International marketsUS markets were making a recovery before the weekend, offsetting losses from earlier in the week after data showed an increased number of new home builds last month.By 5pm SA time, the Dow Jones had inched up 0.15%, the S&P 500 had lifted 0.11% and the Nasdaq had gained 0.36%.European markets were mixed, with losses in airlines eroding gains in mining shares. The DAX had dipped 0.06%, the CAC40 had risen 0.29% and the FTSE 100 had lost 0.07%.Share price newsIn the top spot at market close was Goliath Gold Mining (GGM), whose shares climbed an almost unbelievable 95.45% to sell at R2.15 after three deals sold 8,300 shares. Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (WGR) rose to R9.50 a share after investors traded 21,095 shares in 7 deals, resulting in a 15.15% gain in share price.Also in the gold mining sector but the biggest mover downwards, Central Rand Gold (CRD) fell 16.13% after 2,500 shares were exchanged in one deal, sending the share price sliding to R1.30 at 5pm. In second place was Poynting Holdings (POY) on the ALTX whose shares fell to R1.52 after 10 deals traded 22,200 shares, a loss in share price of 6.75%.last_img read more