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Hurricanes Won’t Burden Samuels

first_img “We are a team in which everyone holds a certain [amount of] responsibility, and we have other players that in case Marlon shows up and he is not in the best of form, they can step up. “We’re a team that depends on each other, but, at the same time, the top players will be ready to step up and we welcome Marlon, and he knows that.” Samuels is one of three non-Leewards players in the 14-man squad, with Trinidadians Kevon Cooper and Akeal Hosein selected. The trio are expected to strengthen a side that has struggled in the competition recently. They have not won the tournament since 2010 when they shared the title with Barbados, and have failed to make the final four since then. Benjamin said the Hurricanes would continue to welcome other Caribbean players in the franchise set-up but stressed that performance would be key to their selection. “Players reach out to Leeward Islands to offer their services on the field, or off the field and we as an entity saw it fit to then invite these players,” he explained. “This does not guarantee they are going to play with the team. Who performs get selected, and who does not perform gets left out, and that’s how the process work.” Hurricanes have been installed in Group A, which includes reigning champions Trinidad & Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19s, and English county side Kent Spitfires. And with the likes of Test pacer Alzarri Joseph, captain and out-of-favour Test opener Kieran Powell, and West Indies A all-rounder and vice-captain Rahkeem Cornwall in the line-up, Benjamin expects Hurricanes to do well. “I think that we have a solid team and we have people who believe that we can do it within the team, so it’s a different approach than just showing up,” he said. “We know that we have a lot to gain from advancing in this tournament ,and that’s the focus.” Hurricanes open their campaign against Kent at the Coolidge Cricket Ground the former Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua, in a day/night affair next Wednesday. ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Leeward Islands Hurricanes head coach Reginald Benjamin, has pushed back on suggestions that his side will be overly reliant on West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels during the upcoming Regional Super50. The franchise has managed to contract the services of the experienced Jamaican right-hander, representing a massive boost for its chances in the tournament set to be staged in Antigua and in Barbados from January 24 to February 18. However, Benjamin said that the Hurricanes’ challenge in the tournament would see what he described as a team-centred approach and not just a dependence on Samuels’s run-scoring. “We are not going to centre our batting on any one player,” Benjamin stressed to the Observer newspaper in Antigua. Responsibilitieslast_img read more

Stephen Curry’s PGA Tour event scrapped

first_imgHAYWARD, CA – AUGUST 10: NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tees off on the seventh hole during Round Two of the Ellie Mae Classic at TBC Stonebrae on August 10, 2018 in Hayward, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPSAN FRANCISCO — The PGA Tour has pulled the plug on a new tournament hosted by Stephen Curry with time running short and details ranging from the golf course to sponsorship that could not be pulled together.“Due to a combination of factors, we are unable to bring a proposed event to San Francisco at this time,” the tour said Tuesday in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “The bottom line is the short timeframe for creating an event in early fall of 2019 created the biggest obstacle,” the tour said.The Golden State Warriors guard has played in a Tour event the last two years, missing the cut both times. Curry was not planning to play in the PGA Tour event he was to host.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Kevin Durant dodges free agent discussion ahead of Knicks game View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the development, and Curry told the newspaper he isn’t giving up on the idea.“We are still committed to bringing an event to San Francisco,” Curry said. “It just won’t be this year.”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 ChrissThe Chronicle said talks with Pleasanton-based Workday, a finance and human resources software company that has endorsement deals with some PGA Tour players, unexpectedly broke off. Curry’s tournament was to be played Sept. 19-22, but it still didn’t have a tournament director and there were concerns that work to Lake Merced Golf Club could not be completed in time.Members at Lake Merced, which hosts an LPGA Tour stop in May, had approved spending more than $3.6 million on upgrades. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Swedish Embassy Lauds Liberians for National Unification Day Peace Dialogue

first_imgParticipants at the event which was climaxed with the call for peace and unity.Describes education as “a first step out of poverty”The Chargé d’Affairs and Head of Development Cooperation of the Swedish Embassy near Monrovia has expressed delight for the opportunity provided her Embassy to form part of this year’s National Unification Day celebration, a release has said.The event, organized by the Better Future Foundation (BFF) on Monday, May 13, 2019 in collaboration with the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation of the University of Liberia, Youth Beyond Barriers (YBB) and a conglomeration of high school and university students.It was hosted under the theme, “National Unification Day: Education- First Step Out of Poverty; Path to Self-esteem and Self-reliance.”Ms. Elizabeth Harleman, in her Goodwill Message, said that the National Unification Day initiated by former President William V. S. Tubman, reminds Liberians of the recognition of the progress made over the years to promote peace, democracy and development.Ms. Harleman said there is a need for Liberians, especially the youth to access education, which she described as “a first step out of poverty,” and the development of self-esteem and self-reliance.She said that educational empowerment will enable young people, who are the future leaders of Liberia, to effectively address the growing societal challenges.Ms. Harleman, who expressed the need for Liberians to work together for the peace and development, said that every child in Liberia deserves education, which is a basic right that should at all times be recognized and upheld.The event was attended by several dignitaries, including representatives of the United Nations, The Carter Center and other members of the diplomatic community in Monrovia. It highlighted the need for Liberians to work together for sustainable peace and unity, and foster democracy.The Carter Center Liberia Country Representative, James Dorbor Jallah, stressed the importance of the National Unification Policy, which brought together indigenous and Americo-Liberians in the governance and development of the country.In his keynote address, Mr. Jallah recalled that the Unification Policy sought to remove barriers to peace and unity and for Liberians to rise above acts with potential to undermine national unity and progress.He called on Liberians at all strata of the nation to embrace peace and refrain from acts that are “inimical to strengthening and consolidating the country’s peace and development, as well as its democracy.”Jallah underscored the need for President George Weah Administration to see itself in the light of the national unification policy of President Tubman by encouraging all Liberians to form an integral part of the national decision-making process. This, he said will ensure the firm protection of the rights of all Liberians as guaranteed by the Liberian constitution and other statutory provisions.BFF founder and president, Augustine Arkoi, said the event was also part of the organization’s ongoing Liberia Democracy Sustainability Platform (DSP) initiative, which primarily seeks to inspire national consensus-building to accelerate an improved human security relations, human rights and respect for the rule of law, infrastructural development for sustainable peace and democratic governance in the sub region.The celebration was also characterized by other activities, including prayer for National Healing, Reconciliation, Unity and Peaceful Coexistence spearheaded by Felesu F. Swaray, Administrative Assistant of the Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation and Reverend Morris Yeedoun, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Harvest International Liberia, representing the Islamic and Christian communities respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Banjo, fiddle players show how it’s done

first_imgThe softer half of the local folk duo, “The Swine and the Pearl,” Dixon surveyed the crowd, some drinking beer, others jamming in small groups. “It’s the one day a year where everyone comes out and it doesn’t much matter whatever kind of music you like as long as it’s folk related,” she explained. “People just walk around and you start jammin’.” Amid crumbling wooden buildings still used to film Western movies, hundreds of amateur musicians mingled with the pros, plucking and strumming as onlookers tapped their toes. A handful of die-hard blue grass fanatics began what is now the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival in 1961 with 500 fans, 26 five-string banjo pickers, five fiddlers and four judges. It has since grown into eight contests and three stages, drawing about 3,000 spectators and no shortage of talent. AGOURA – Donning straw hats and lugging banjos, guitars and fiddles, thousands of bluegrass, country and folk music fans packed the Santa Monica Mountains Sunday for a foot-stompin’ jam session. Music lovers from all over Southern California assembled at Paramount Ranch in the hills around Agoura for the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. Held under a beating sun, the contest featured some of the best pluckers, strummers and fiddlers around. “There is nothing else like this,” said Fur Dixon, a 47-year-old folk singer, whose music drew hoots from the crowd. Nick Staho, also known as “Cowboy Nick,” a country DJ on KCSN and KXLU, hunched his 6-foot-8 frame over his guitar. Wearing a pair of Dickies overalls, aviator glasses and a white cowboy hat, the 26-year-old’s fingers danced along the fretboard as he and country rocker Mark Christian warmed up for a set. “To a lot of people, this music brings tradition and authenticity,” Staho said. “They are attracted to this music because of it’s deep roots.” Among musicians at the festival – and there were so many it was hard not to bump into one – history of the music is as important as the sound. “The real stuff here is in the shadows,” said David Bragger, a banjo, fiddle and mandolin instructor from Winnetka. “If you really hunt, you will find some Old Time musicians, that’s where the gold is.” For the uninitiated that means that Bragger likes the rough, less refined and more soulful sound of Old Time music, a pre-cursor to bluegrass. Fans range from the purists, who pledge loyalty to one time period, to those who chase around the best sound around at the time. Then there are those like 12-year-old Chase Fierro, who just relishes the chance to play for somebody else. “It’s pretty fun,” he said, placing the fiddle below his chin and warming up for his second round in the intermediate contests. Fierro – like dozens of other musicians at the festival – got tips from some veterans. Meanwhile, young children gobbled down snow cones, while hundreds sat in lawn chairs in front of the stages, chomping on chips and lathering on sunscreen. “It’s really neat. There’s music everywhere,” said Vanessa Biddle, 37, as she carried her 2-year-old son. “I just wish we weren’t on a nap schedule or we would stay longer.” (818)713-3741 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

David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip to visit Site C protest Tuesday

first_imgEnvironmentalist David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip are flying to Fort St. John to join protestors at the Site C construction site.According to an article from the Globe and Mail, the two were traveling to Fort St. John on Monday and expected to join protestors at the site of the dam on Tuesday.According to the paper, the two are expected to drop in by helicopter at the Rocky Mountain Fort Camp located on the north bank of the Peace River.  The remote area was scheduled to be logged last week, but protestors setup camp at the historic site.- Advertisement -Protestors have been camped at the remote site since early in the new year and say they won’t leave until construction stops.We will update this story as more information becomes available.Read the full story here:  David Suzuki, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip to visit Site C dam protestersAdvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: The award-winning Joe’s Butchers is rewarding their loyal customer base by offering a sensational deal on their MEAT stock.Management at the popular business are offering up to 40% on MEAT as part of their HALLOWEEN sale.  Their sale has some ‘spooktacularly’ low prices on the following products.Steak Roasts Strip-loin Steaks Round Steak Mince Special Mince Pork Loin Roasts Stuffed Pork Loin Roasts 3-3.5 Fresh Chicken Gammon Joints Turkey Breast (plain & stuffed)The deals started today and will last until Sunday – the deal is available at ALL THREE of Joe’s Butchers in Letterkenny.You can find Joe’s Butchers at Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Glencar Shopping Centre or the Forte Retail Park.Avail NOW and get some top class produce at an absolute steal! MEAT SALE: UP TO 40% OFF AT AWARD-WINNING JOE’S BUTCHERS was last modified: October 30th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Representatives obtain $30 million for projects

first_imgFederal lawmakers secured nearly $30million for local transportation, law enforcement and community service projects this week. La Puente, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Pomona, San Gabriel, Irwindale, West Covina, Azusa, Monterey Park and South El Monte received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding for projects ranging from clean-powered buses to water pollution cleanup to new youth centers. Several transportation projects received funding, including $500,000 to build a Monrovia transit center, soundwalls for the 210 Freeway in La Ca ada-Flintridge and new buses for Baldwin Park, Rio Hondo College and Montebello. “Transportation was a major priority in this budget,” said Jo Maney, press secretary for Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, who secured more than $2million in transportation projects. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champManey said Dreier had also requested money for the proposed Gold Line extension, but it was denied. Last year, the project had some funding but it was later pulled in a July transportation bill. Several cities also received funding to join an inter-city first responder system that allows police, fire and ambulance units from different cities to communicate. Monterey Park, West Covina and Irwindale received funding that totaled more than $1million to upgrade communications systems. Youth activity programs and family services programs also obtained funding, including the Asian Youth Center program in San Gabriel, which received $147,000 to build a youth center. In total, Dreier secured more than $11million, Rep. Grace Napalitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, brought in about $7.8million, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, about $8.8million and Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, about $2.3million. Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, brought in more than $32million, including about $20million for a flood-protection program in Orange County. In addition to the city projects, local members of the House convinced federal agencies to appropriate more than $600million for the Jet Propulsion Lab in La Ca ada-Flintridge and more than $400million for a state program that helps pay the jailing costs for illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes. Other projects that received money include: $235,000 for training of volunteers to work with special-needs children in foster care. $234,000 to Pico Rivera and $192,000 to San Gabriel in library funding. $3million for the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund that pays for water-pollution cleanup in local reservoirs. $1million for the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a plug-in hybrid vehicle demonstration. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105160Want 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


first_imgThe Donegal Pet Rescue group is to open a charity shop in Letterkenny.The shop, which will be located next to FBD Insurance at Lower Main Street, will help the charity raise much-needed funds to help sorts of neglected animals across Donegal.The group is now looking for all sorts of unwanted goods including clothing, books and household items. Donations of, or help in providing shelving, signage, general shop fitting, etc is also greatly appreciated by the charity.The shop will also stock Donegal Pet rescue merchandise.DPR is also using the shop as a Sell and Share space so people can sell their goods and donate a percentage of the profits to the animal charity.The official opening takes place next Tuesday evening, February 28 at 7.30pm with the doors opening the following day for business. Volunteers are also need for the day-to-day running of the shop and can contact Marian on 086 2592324.There’s a link to the event on facebook as well… – DONEGAL PET RESCUE TO OPEN NEW CHARITY SHOP was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:charity shopDonegal Pet Rescuelast_img read more

Gaeil Fhánada announce details of their underage presentation night

first_imgNótaí Gaeil FhánadaLotto results – No jackpot winner.Numbers drawn were 01, 03, 13, 17, 19. Bonus 08. €100 winner Jack Mc Creery, Corry. €50 winner Fergus Friel Gortnatra.Jackpot next week €1,000.  Fiona & Bridie on duty.Wouldn’t this be nice wee lift for the Christmas!Buy a ticket and support your Club. If you’re not in you cannot win!Date for your diary – AGM Gaeil Fhánada A.G.M. will be held on 30th December in Rosnakill Hall at 7.00p.m.  Come along and have your say at this very important meeting of  Gaeil Fhánada.  This is the most important meeting for the Club of the year.Under-Age Presentation NightProvisional date for under age presentation night set for 27th December, more information to follow.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page.County Minor Presentation NightAnyone wishing to go to the dinner in Villa Rose where our Minor team receive their medals, please contact Fiona asap.  Tickets are €25 each and the function is being held this Friday November 18th. County Banquet is being held on December 03rd in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.  Tickets are €40 each.Gaeil Fhánada announce details of their underage presentation night was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAGaeil FhanadaSportlast_img read more

UAF names team for Africa Youth Athletics Championships

first_imgSarah Chelangat who is an Olympic Youth 3000M Champion is part of the team. (Agency Photo)Africa U-18 and U-20 Junior Athletics ChampionshipsApril 16th-20th, 2019Abidjan, Ivory CoastThe Uganda Athletics Federation has announced a team of 15 Athletes that will represent the country at the U18 and U20 Junior Championships in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The Youth Championships will run from the 16th to the 20th of this month alongside the Confederations of Africa Athletics (CAA), Congress.Key among the names on the team is Commonwealth youth Games Javelin champion Josephine Lalam and 16-year old Leah Chelangat, who is fresh from representing the country at the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.Lalam (right) won Gold at the Commonwealth youth Games in Javelin.The team also includes Olympic Youth 3000M Champion, Sarah Chelangat.The list also comprise  World Mountain Running  junior champion Dan Chebet, Hosea Kiplangat and Daniel Kiprop who were finalists in  1500M during the IAAF World  Junior Championships hosted by Kenya in 2017.Kiplangant and Kiprop will this time round be competing in the 5000m and 10,000m respectively.The sprinters on the team are; Rajab Lomutho (will compete in 100M/200M male catergory) and Jacinta Katushabe will participate in the 200M.Angella Nakayima and Betty Bigombe Akidi will take part in the 400M, Leah Chelangat.The team was selected by UAF Technical Commission after scrutiny of their performance in national and international competitions starting from last season.They will be led by UAF President, Domenic Otuchet who will be attending the CAA Congress.Team listYouth Team:-Women:  Angella Nakayima – 400M, Leah Chelangat – 3000M, Rebecca Chelangat – 3000M, Jacinta Katushabe – 200M and Betty Bigombe Akidi – 400M–Men: Rajab Lomutho – 100M/200M, Samuel Kibet – 3,000MJunior Team:-Women: Sarah Chelangat – 3000M/5000M, Josephine Lalam – Javelin/Discus and Annet Chesang  – 3000M/5000M–Men: Daniel Kiprop – 5,000M/10,000M, Hosea Kiplangat –  5,000M/10,000M, Dan Chebet  5000M/10,000M and Mathew  Chekwemoi  – 5000M/10,000MOfficials:-Chief De Mission: Domenic Otuchet–Coach: Jimmy Issamat–Official: Barbra AsiimweComments Tags: Commonwealth youth GamesJosephine LalamSarah ChelangatU18 and U20 Junior Championshipslast_img read more