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Foster’s Fairplay | Cricket is alive, but it needs our help

first_imgThere are so many things wrong with cricket in the region, not the least of which is the inability to produce the type of crowd-pulling cricketer as once was the case. This is not to say that the inbred talent is no longer available, but in this age of a surfeit of distractions and alternatives for excitement and entertainment, our youngsters are gravitating to, and entrapped by, other areas of enjoyment. Foster’s Fairplay is nowhere as close to the action as previously. As such, there is a near-slavish dependence on those clinging to the sinking ship for the true tale on what obtains at the various cricketing venues across the land. The gleaned information is that the young players, after a day in the field, hustle away to other varied fun spots where anything but the game or discussion about it takes place. Spending time in the clubhouse to take advantage of mentorship and advice from older and wiser heads is a thing of the past. The Digicel regional four-day competition is on. The Jamaica Scorpions franchise is atop the points table after round five. Their record is three wins, one loss and a draw. At press time, although the weather could be a determinant factor, Guyana Jaguars seems poised to defeat the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. In this the longer version of the game, Jamaica’s batsmen, after a shaky start, are showing a level of bold and breathtaking stroke play that is heartening. It is this braggadocio – beating ball to all corners of the park – that will threaten to swell Sabina to long-gone, almost forgotten levels of crowd draw. EVENING PLAY A GREAT IDEA It is, therefore, a pity that the powers that be did not consider it prudent to accord Kingston more than a single day/night game, and this against the lowly Leeward Islands team. It has long been mooted that one way to revive the first-class and, by extension, the Test game is to have them marketed around late evening play. This offers the spectators the opportunity for after-work lyming, increasing the party spirit in the stands and the take at the gates. With the dimming of administrator vision, one is only left to imagine an atmosphere in which Jamaica’s John Campbell, the rising star, Brandon King, and the Test-playing shot man Jermaine Blackwood are caught displaying their batting skills under lights. Sitting next to the Scorpions in the standings is the Jaguars, to whom the only loss was registered. Their anticipated one-two situation should be maintained half-way through the competition. The Sabina Park return spectacle would thus be augmented by the presence of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, once again back to his productive self after getting over his exclusion from the international scene. Hindsight is 20/20 vision, but one would think that the authorities missed a chance to score there. There is a long break for the holidays and the upcoming international part of the season, which will see England visiting for a trio of one-day internationals. The start is March 3, and lasts for a week with domestic first-class cricket rolling out again on the 10th. Is it too late or too much to ask that the bosses of regional cricket do something positive in the interest of the survival of the game? How long must the blame game as to who is responsible for its continuing demise, be prolonged? Who cares whether it is President Dave Cameron or any other individual’s fault why the game in its longer state is going down the tubes? It is no salve to say that interest in Test cricket is on the decline in the region. This was not the case during the period when West Indies ruled the world. It is time to say goodbye to all this meandering that has placed a cloud over West Indies cricket. If this is what it takes, some bright person has got to put on the gloves and get involved in the fight to restore West Indies cricket with all the vigour and vitality required to achieve the desired outcome. That may be the only way to return to the pleasure and pride that the region once enjoyed and now craves. Email: lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: NU taking road to Final Four one step at a time

first_imgNCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UP Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Head coach: Babes CastilloLast season: 7-7Key holdovers: Jaja Santiago, Jasmine Nabor, Risa SatoADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “Of course the goal is to reach the Final Four before playing in the Finals,” said Nabor in Filipino. “I want each and every one of us to improve as the season goes on and my goal is to become the best leader I can be on the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We can’t just target the Final Four and we’re still in the first round. We have to finish strong in the first round and continue that momentum in the second. If we can perform well in the first round, we have to do better in the second round.”As unfortunate as it may seem, the Lady Bulldogs had the reputation of bottoming out in the latter half of the season after having a stellar start.The Lady Bulldogs started Season 78 on a 3-1 start but would end up winning just two in their next seven games and ending the tournament with a mediocre 7-7 card at the fifth spot.NU then ended Season 79 on the same 7-7 record and this time the Lady Bulldogs went off 3-0 before losing three straight and eventually ending the tournament on a three-game skid.Jasmine Nabor, a two-time Finals MVP and one-time Best Setter in the Premier Volleyball League, said they first have to make it into the Final Four before dreaming of reaching the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases For all the talent that’s within National University, it’s quite surprising that the girls in navy-and-gold have just featured in the Final Four just twice in the last four years.The team’s two leaders, though,  are determined to get the Lady Bulldogs past the semifinals, especially with Jaja Santiago bidding the school goodbye at the end of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We have to take it step-by-step, first round then the second round,” said Santiago, who has won several MVP plums in the club level, in Filipino.READ: Championship or bust for Jaja Santiago in her final year  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2015 Tiger Bay stabbing

first_img− accused to stand trial in the High CourtChristopher Stanley, 20, of Rosemary Lane, Tiger Bay, Georgetown, who allegedly stabbed Owen Browne to death on August 29, 2015, was on Friday sentenced by Magistrate Judy Latchman to stand trial in the highDead: Owen Brownecourt.This was the ruling when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Debby Chase and William Boyd were the two final witnesses to testify in the ongoing trial. It was after their testimonies were heard that the Magistrate declared that a prima facie case was made out against the defendant and as such he will stand trial in the high court for the offence of murder. On August 29 last year, he stabbed Browne, also called “Rasta man” while he was asleep in his bed. Prior to the stabbing, he attacked another resident with a knife and killed a cat, and just hours before he committed that act he was seen sharpening a knife. It was reported that the man started acting in a strange manner and accused persons of supplying his mother with drugs.At around 18:15h on the day in question, he reportedly entered the shack of the victim and stabbed him. The victim awoke and screamed for assistance.His daughter, Tawana Clark, came to his assistance but found the man, who she described as “possessed”, stabbing at her father.Stanley then leaped off of the man and tried to escape but was caught and taken to the Brickdam Police Station.He was subsequently sent to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Georgetown Hospital as he was said to have sustained injuries in the process of killing Bowne.last_img read more

Corentyne labourer, taxi driver remanded on robbery charge

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice, labourer and his accomplice, a taxi driver, who are accused of robbing a businessman of $270,000, were on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Charlyn Artiga.Denroy Parks, called “Jaja”, of Cromarty Village, Corentyne, Berbice; and Neitein Dookhie, called “Angle”, 30, of Lot 24 A Phillip Farm, Corentyne Berbice, were not required to plead to the indictable offence when it was read to them in the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that the men on October 9 at Lot 6 Cromarty Farm, Corentyne, Berbice, while being armed with a dangerous weapon, they robbed Deraj Kumar of $270,000 before making good their escape.However, bail was refused. The case was transferred to the Whim Magistrate’s Court and will continue on November 1.last_img

EFL Cup: Bristol Rovers 1-0 Cardiff (aet): Lines screamer sends Gas through

first_img1 Chris Lines hit a sublime long-range winner as Bristol Rovers earned themselves an EFL Cup second-round trip to Chelsea with a 1-0 extra-time victory over Cardiff.The midfielder, who failed to score a single goal last season, found the top corner with a perfectly struck right-footed shot in the 115th minute of a closely fought clash at the Memorial Stadium.Two minutes later Cardiff substitute Frederic Gounongbe hit a post with a shot from 10 yards out when he should have scored – but the Sky Bet Championship side were already out.The first half of normal time saw precious little goalmouth action. Sean Morrison did well to snuff out the danger when Rovers striker Matt Taylor’s header almost found Stuart Sinclair on 28 minutes.Cardiff went closest with a Joe Ralls free-kick that found the side-netting.The second half was little better, with neither goalkeeper making more than routine saves. Morrison blocked a Taylor shot, while Craig Noone fired inches past a post for the visitors.The first half of extra-time saw Rovers keeper Steve Mildenhall save at full stretch from Cardiff substitute Anthony Pilkington.The second half brought a similar save from Simon Moore to deny Taylor. Cardiff were briefly reduced to 10 men when Simon O’Keefe left the pitch with an apparent arm injury. Chris Lines last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgNaomh MhuireNaomh Mhuire will be having a Club registration night in the Clubhouse on Friday the 16th. All members are required to attend and pay their membership which is now due. Any members wishing to avail of the Club Donegal card for 2012 can pay for it on Friday also. This night is for All Adults and children to cover the membership for 2012. Anyone who is not fully paid up before the 30th of March, will not have a vote in the club’s AGM, next year, and will not be considered for tickets in any County Game which may be All Ireland Tickets. All under-age players need to be registered to cover themselves for insurance against injury. Cost for membership for the year is e15 for under 18s. Membership fees are: Adult, €30.00, Students €20.00 and Underage Players €15.00.Yet another great performance seen Bridanna Ni Bhaoill qualify for the Ulster Final after last nights semi final held in Ghleann Súile. Having won the county, this was a big night and Bridanna once again delivered an outstanding performance to bring both herself agus fó chumann Naomh Mhuire into an Ulster final. RITH – Naomh Mhuire Club had the honour of starting this race last Thursday. The legendary Tony Doherty got the race under way and ran the entire km with a large number of club members. Maithú Séan Mac Ruairí , Tony agus na Paistí uilig a bhí ansin.The under 10 and under 12 teams are going to Dublin on a club trip on Saturday March 24th. We will be taking part in a blitz hosted by Ballyboden Wanderers with whom we have a long friendship with. We encourage as many players and coaches as possible to go on the trip. Could anyone going on the trip to Dublin get heir names in by this weekend to their managers as places are filling up fast. We will take names this coming week at training or contact Charlie Boyle, Joe Glynn or Gary.The under 16s lost their opening game in the league away to Ardara on Sunday last. They will be hoping to get back on track when they travel to Donegal town to Play Four Masters on Sunday next at 12pm.There will be a Bord na nOg meeting in the banks on Friday evening at 7pm. The under 14s begin their season when they host the Feile at the banks on Saturday 24th March with the games beginning at 10.45am.There is a level 1 coaching course in Dungloe on the 23rd/24th March and 30th/31st March. Anyone who has the foundation award and wants to do this course is encouraged to attend when the course is being offered close to home. Please contact Gary.Peil na mBan Junior ladies training continues with the league due to start on the 8th of. Ladies board are selling St’Patricks day Ribbons 2 euro each to help the carers association of Donegal. Anyone looking for badges contact anyone from the club.A second show for the Jigs and Reels has been announced for March 30th with tickets for the extra show on sale at all Cope Supermarkets and Stephen O’Donnell’s, Crolly. Monies from the voting for the additional night will go to Dungloe Community Hospital.Lotto details for week 7th March. Jackpot 1280 euro. No jackpot winner. There was no match 3 winners.Numbers were 9-13-15-22. 100 Club Draw Details: €400: John the Hall – Anagaire. €200: Aoife McGarvey – Loch na nDeoran. €100: Sean McGinley – An Bhraid, Mary Ward – Béal na Cruite, Joe Kelly – Leitir Ceanainn, John McGarvey. – Loch na nDeoran.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: March 13th, 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:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR SENIOR FOOTBALL MANAGER FOR 2016 SEASON

first_imgSenior Football Manager 2016CLG Bun Cranncha is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Football manager for 2016. Applications and queries to be emailed to Club Secretary, secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie. Closing date for applications is Sunday 1st November 2015.  Bord Na nÓg PresentationSave The Date will be held on Sunday, 31st of October 2015.  Our two guests of honour are Donegal’s own Footballer Eamonn Mc Gee and Nine times All Ireland winner Hurler JJ Delaney (Kilkenny).  The format of the presentation will be similar to last year with a coaching session with these two lads from 10am-12.30pm and then onto the plaza for the presentations.  Senior Ladies  Buncrana 2-07  Glenties 2-01 Our ladies continued their winning streak at the weekend by defeating Glenties.  Good all round team performance.  They now take on Steelstown this Sunday in the Ulster Semi-Final in Steelstown at 2pm.  All support needed. U9 BoysOur U9 boys put on a magnificent display on Friday night to get their hands on the Inishowen GAA’s U9 Cup over a strong physical and talented Brian Óg’s GAC, Steelstown.  These young lads put in a serious effort over the last few months, training 2 nights a week and playing games weekly.  They are a credit to their Club & Parish.  Praise must go to their Manager, Marty Coyle; Coaches, Paul mcGonigle, Neil J McCarron, Peter Mclaughlin and Leo Gill, the parents of these young players, taking them to and from training and games; and everyone else who has helped out in anyway.  Thank you to CLG Inish Eoghain for a fantastic tournament, Donegal Animal Hospital for sponsoring the event  and all proceeds on the night went to a great cause, The Childhood Cancer Foundation. U8 and U10 GirlsOur U8 and U10 girls’ teams travelled to Steelstown on Saturday afternoon.  Games were played in go games spirit and scores weren’t kept, however the Steelstown girls started too strong for our U10s.  The girls didn’t allow this to get to them and they battled strongly to the end, staging a powerful comeback when the Steelstown’s clearly dominant midfielder had to leave.  Saturday’s team was mainly made up of our U9s with the exception of two players so this team will be one to watch next year.  The U8 girls played two games.  First up was a well matched game against Steelstown.  This was followed by an excellent performance against Limavady when the Buncrana girls showed just what they are capable of!  Here’s hoping we have a another successful day in Steelstown next weekend! Ongoing Repairs/Maintenance WorksThe Club is always looking for help with ongoing repairs/maintenance works.  If you have a skill that could be useful please volunteer your time if you can.  Contact Sean on 0862388071.  Club MerchandiseOrders are now being taken for Christmas Packs which include a gear bag, a windcheater, pencil case, a bobble hat, a water bottle & Gumshield.  All in Club colours and logo.  Contact Elizabeth Ann on 086 0604075 Training Times – New and Old Players Always WelcomeFootball U14 Boys Tuesdays (indoor fitness) 5-6 and Fridays 7pm – 8pmU13 Boys Wednesday 7pm – 8pm and Fridays 7.00pmU11 Boys Fridays 6.30pm U8 & U9 Boys Fridays 6.30pmU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30-11.30amU12, 14 & 16 Girls Mondays 7-8pmHurlingU8 & U10 Sundays 11-12noonU12 Tuesdays 7- 8.30pmU16 Wednesdays 6.30pm—Le meas,GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR SENIOR FOOTBALL MANAGER FOR 2016 SEASON was last modified: October 13th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

END OF AN ERA AS LAST OF THE EMERALDS ROLL OFF THE OATFIELDS PRODUCTION LINE

first_imgThe last batch of one of Ireland’s most famous sweets have rolled off the production line bringing an end to almost 100 years of Co Donegal tradition.Hundreds of thousands of Emerald chocolate toffees have been exported around the world in recent years.The ‘emerald’ became one of Oatfields’ favourite since it was first made more than 50 years ago. However owners of Oatfield Sweets, Zed Candy, decided to close the Letterkenny factory on May 27th next and will switch production to England.Workers watched as the final rows of the famous sweets were covered in chocolate and packed for the last time.The move will see 17 workers lose their jobs and will bring an end to one of Co Donegal’s most famous firms.At the height of its production, Oatfields employed 85 workers and produced a range of popular sweets including Orange Chocolates and Irish Butter Toffee. The company was first founded by Ira and Haddon McKinney in 1927 who first made sweets on an open coke fire in a shed before they moved to the site of the current factory in 1930.Workers are currently negotiating their redundancy terms and are seeking three weeks pay for each year of service.Local Senator Jimmy Harte, who has represented workers on several occasions, said he hopes management at Zed Candy will give workers the redundancy packages they deserve.“The Oatfield’s workforce have always been a loyal and hard-working group of people.“I spoke with management at Zed Candy and they have assured me that they will do all in their powers to accommodate the workers,” he said. All pictures by kind permission of Clive Wasson Photography.END OF AN ERA AS LAST OF THE EMERALDS ROLL OFF THE OATFIELDS PRODUCTION LINE was last modified: May 7th, 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:Emerald chocolatesletterkennyOatfieldslast_img read more

BUMBLEANCE TEAM SEEKS WALKERS AND JOGGERS FOR NORTH-WEST 10K

first_imgThe Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance project is seeking walkers and joggers to take part in the North-West 10K.The service helps families in Donegal bring very special little passengers to hospital and treatment centres around the country.They are trying to organise volunteers to take part in the NW 10K to raise much-needed funds. Those interested in raising funds can get sponsorship cards from 086 2740777. Among the many patients to benefit from the Bumbleance Service was little Jack Beatie Buchannan who celebrated his 3rd birthday this week.Little Jack was first to use the Bumbleance service.So if you haven’t signed up to a team or a sponsor, why not give the Bumbleance team a call. It’s a great cause. BUMBLEANCE TEAM SEEKS WALKERS AND JOGGERS FOR NORTH-WEST 10K was last modified: March 23rd, 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:BumbleanceNorth West 10kvolunteerslast_img read more

Events that touched L.A.

first_imgHere are other events that helped shape the San Fernando Valley and the metropolitan Los Angeles area in 2005: • Jesse James Hollywood, one of America’s most wanted fugitives, was captured in March in Brazil and returned to California, where he faces first-degree murder charges in the 2000 slaying of 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz. Hollywood is accused of masterminding the execution-style slaying of the West Hills teen over drug money owed by the victim’s half-brother. Hollywood has pleaded not guilty to charges that could bring the death penalty if he is convicted. • Los Angeles failed in its bid to host the state’s $3 billion stem-cell research facility because the 11th-hour application submitted in March was incomplete. • A 13-year-old Palmdale boy was convicted of second-degree murder for hitting a 15-year-old with an aluminum bat after a youth baseball game in April. Jeremy Rourke was struck once in the knee, then in the head, after teasing the younger boy about losing a game at the PONY League baseball field. The defendant was sentenced to a California Youth Authority facility until he is 25. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake • The nine-member team from El Camino Real High School won the U.S Academic Decathlon in April, giving the Woodland Hills campus its second consecutive victory and fourth national championship. • Canoga Park was named in June as an All-American City, marking the first such national recognition for a Los Angeles neighborhood. The West Valley neighborhood was one of 10 communities from 500 applicants chosen by the National Civic League to receive the award, which honors civic excellence and innovation. • Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy resigned her post after being charged in August with cocaine possession and child endangerment. Police investigating charges that Murphy’s longtime boyfriend, Glendale businessman Scott Schaffer, had supplied weapons to the notorious Vineland Boys street gang, raided her home and seized cocaine, handguns and ammunition. Schaffer subsequently pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in exchange for a five-year prison sentence. Murphy has pleaded not guilty to the charges. • After a two-month debate, the City Council approved a five-year contract giving raises of up to 28 percent to Department of Water and Power employees – already among the highest-paid municipal workers in Los Angeles. The deal was approved in September, about two weeks after a DWP worker’s mistake cut power to nearly 2 million customers. Other employee unions have since demanded similar deals from the city. 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