Scorpions in Super50 final

first_imgJamaica Scorpions yesterday secured the island’s return to the regional one day final for the first time since the 2011-2012 season, after a 292-run hammering of defending West Indies Regional Super50 Tournament champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Powered by centuries from Chadwick Walton, who slammed 117, Jermaine Blackwood, whose unbeaten 108 helped to break the spirits of the already battered Red Force bowlers and Rovman Powell fell five short of a century after falling for 95 in the final over as the Scorpions racked up an amazing 434 runs in their 50 overs. Opener Steven Taylor, who was the first to go after a 174 runs opening partnership with Walton offered good support with his 88 runs knock, which came against Ravi Rampaul’s two wickets, which came at the expense of 83 runs. When they were sent in to bat, the defending champions were immediately on the back foot with the Evin Lewis, Kyle Hope, Kjorn Ottley and Nicholas Alexis all returned to the pavilion before the 50-runs mark. Only Jason Mohammed, who managed 62 runs (not out) provided any real resistance to the Scorpions attack, which was led by Powell, who again showed his all-round abilities to claim five for 36 with the ball. Jerome Taylor helped himself to three for 27 and Renard Leveridge claimed two for 31 to rip through the Red Force attack and secure the win for the Jamaicans. Jamaica’s last trip to the regional one day final ended in success over Trinidad and Tobago in 2012 what was their latest of eight titles won. SCOREBOARD SCORPIONS +C Walton lbw b Imran Khan 117 S Taylor c Ottley b Mohammed 88 J Blackwood not out 108 R Powell b Rampaul 95 J Campbell c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 0 Extras (b1, lb11, w12, nb2) 26 TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 434 Fall of wickets: 1-174 (Taylor), 2-269 (Walton), 3-432 (Powell), 4-434 (Campbell). Bowling: Gabriel 9-0-91-0 (w3), Rampaul 10-0-83-2 (w1), Emrit 8.3-0-78-0 (w3, nb2), Pierre 6.3-0-77-0 (w1), Mohammed 6-1-24-1 (w1), Imran Khan 10-0-69-1 (w2). RED FORCE K Hope c Miller b Leveridge 17 E Lewis c wkp Walton b Taylor 18 K Ottley c wkp Walton b Leveridge 1 J Mohammed not out 62 N Alexis lbw b Taylor 0 *+D Ramdin c wkp Walton b Powell 27 I Khan c Blackwood b Powell 6 R Emrit c Taylor b Powell 3 K Pierre c wkp Walton b Powell 2 R Rampaul c wkp Walton b Powell 0 S Gabriel b Taylor 0 Extras (b1, lb1, w4) 6 TOTAL (all out, 26.3 overs) 142 Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Lewis), 2-38 (Hope), 3-39 (Ottley), 4-40 (Alexis), 5-103 (Ramdin), 6-118 (Khan), 7-136 (Emrit), 8-141 (Pierre), 9-141 (Rampaul), 10-142 (Gabriel) Bowling: Taylor 5.3-0-27-3, Leveridge 5-1-31-2 (w2), Jacobs 3-0-24-0 (w1), Powell 8-1-36-5, Miller 5-0-22-0 (w1) Result: Scorpions won by 292 runs. Man-of-the-Match: Rovman Powell. Toss: Red Force. Umpires: G Brathwaite, N Duguid; TV – C Tuckettlast_img read more

Halep beats Sabalenka to reach third Cincinnati final

first_imgMASON, OH – AUGUST 18: Simona Halep of Romania returns a shot to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPWorld number one Simona Halep was aiming to make it third time lucky in Cincinnati after beating Aryna Sabalenka 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final on Saturday.The Romanian lost a title bid in Cincinnati in 2015 against Serena Williams and came up short a year ago to Garbine Muguruza.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES On Sunday she’ll try again against Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens, who will be playing her third final of the season after wearing down a tiring Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.“If I fight like I’ve done here, I will have a big chance,” Halep said. “It will be a difficult match, but we are both very confident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It will be a challenge for me to play another final here and try to win it. “I want to enjoy it and give all that I have.”World number 17 Bertens defeated two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova for the second week in a row after scoring a third-round win in Montreal. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “I’m feeling great, I’m so happy to win,” she said after advancing on her first match point as Kvitova slammed a forehand into the net. “It was a tough match, but I’m so glad to be in the final.” Ronaldo relies on teammates for winning league start at Juve Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 Halep will be playing for her second major title in as many weeks after beating reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens for the title in montreal.Sabalenka, the 20-year-old number 34 who is still seeking a first career title, dropped the opening set on back-to-back double-faults.Halep took advantage of the momentum with a break for 3-1 in the second set, only to immediately drop her serve.Halep broke in the final game to move through as Sabalenka volleyed long on a second match point after 76 minutes.Bertens, who played and won two matches on Friday after rain interruptions this week, looked fitter that Kvitova in hot, humid conditions.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Man fined after pleading guilty to simple larceny

first_imgPrincipal magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, Judy Latchman, on Monday ordered a remorseful young man accused of committing simple larceny to pay a fine of $80,000 after he readily pleaded guilty to the offence. It had been alleged that Dwayne Williams on November 19, 2017 at Toucan Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, stole from the person of Virtual Complainant (VC) Stacy Benjamin, one Amazon tablet valued at $80,000.The Police reported that on the day of the incident, the defendant forced his hand through a window and stole the device which was at the time on the VC’s bed.The incident was reported and Williams was arrested. He admitted to the offence in a caution statement and was charged shortly after.In court on Monday, the defendant apologised to the VC and said that he did not know why he did what he did.Considering all relevant factors in the circumstances, the Magistrate was inclined to impose a fine of $80,000 with a default sentence of three months in prison.last_img read more

School District 60 considering possible transportation allowance cut

first_imgThe proposal, if accepted, would see that 40 cents per kilometre cut in half to 20 cents per kilometre up to a maximum of $20 per day. The notion was first brought up at this week’s Committee of the Whole meeting.School District 60 Board Chair Jaret Thompson says the potential allowance cut was one considered after all district policies were reviewed, and is related to the transportation funding issue that is still unsettled.“We went through all the policies in the last year and a half and this one was one that we had to address,” he explains. “It also falls in with the broader transportation issue that our funding has been impacted big time, and there is another policy that lines up with this for a boarding allowance-type situation. They all tie in.”- Advertisement -The assistance is for families who live in very remote areas who drive their children to the nearest bus stop. The matter is expected to come up once again at the next board meeting slated for October 21.As it pertains to the transportation budget, the school district is continuing to work with local MLA Pat Pimm to settle on a date in hopes of avoiding families having to make up for the $500,000 dollar reduction in the transportation budget for the district.last_img read more

Barca visit presents CL stage Conte craves

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte considers himself one of the best coaches in the world © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Barcelona’s visit to Chelsea on Tuesday gives Antonio Conte the perfect opportunity to reaffirm his stature as one of Europe’s greatest coaches.“To play against Barcelona is a great challenge for us,” Conte said after easing the pressure on his job with back-to-back home wins over West Brom and Hull in the past week. “We must be excited to play this type of game, especially against this team. I consider Barcelona one of the best teams in the world.”Conte also considers himself one of the best coaches in the world, referring to himself despite a recent 4-1 drubbing at Watford as “a winner.”He does so with some justification.In a glittering coaching career, Conte made Juventus title winners again with three consecutive Serie A titles after a five-year drought.He also surpassed expectations by leading an Italy side short on star names to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, and delivered the Premier League in his debut season at Chelsea.However, a second season slump at the Bridge and his fractious relationship with the club’s hierarchy means most believe the Italian won’t last at Chelsea beyond the end of the season at the latest.Whether it is to convince Roman Abramovich and close aid Marina Granovskaia he should remain in charge next season or to attract the attention of Europe’s other giants who may be looking for a coach come the summer, Conte needs Champions League nights to remember.His two years in the competition at Juventus ended in a 4-0 quarter-final aggregate thrashing from Bayern Munich and an embarrassing group stage exit behind Galatasaray.Conte complained then it was impossible for Italian sides to compete at the latter stages of the Champions League.It didn’t help his case then that his successor Massimiliano Allegri then led Juve to two Champions League finals in three seasons.– Conte’s money complaints –There have been similarities between Conte’s final days at Juventus and many of his public outbursts against the Chelsea ownership this season over his lack of input over recruitment and how much is spent.“I think I’m a bit of a disaster to convince the club to buy the players,” Conte said last week.“I have to speak more with the managers who are very, very good to persuade their clubs to spend money and buy top players.”Conte may then welcome his meeting with the more softly-spoken Ernesto Valverde this week.Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde’s calm has restored stability to a club that badly needed a steady hand after a tumultuous summer © AFP/File / Josep LAGOIn Valverde’s eight-month spell in charge, Barca have smashed their club record transfer fee twice for Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.Yet, it is in a very different way that Conte may be able to learn from Valverde as neither Dembele or Coutinho have made much impact on Barca opening up a seven-point La Liga lead and booking their place in the Copa del Rey final.Instead, Valverde has made the best of what he inherited to turn Barca from the depths of a pre-season crisis into potential treble winners.Neymar’s decision to walk out on the club for a world record 222 million euros to Paris Saint-Germain was a huge loss that Valverde has used as an opportunity to reconstruct a more solid side that maintains the firepower of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in attack.A change from Barca’s traditional 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 has seen them concede just once in their six Champions League games to date, and 11 times in 24 La Liga outings.Meanwhile, the space left unoccupied by Neymar has unleashed left-back Jordi Alba as an attacking threat.Alba was on target as Barca equalled a club record by avoiding defeat for a 31st straight La Liga game in a 2-0 win at Eibar on Saturday.Most of all, Valverde’s calm has restored stability to a club that badly needed a steady hand after a tumultuous summer.That may be the lesson Conte and Chelsea can learn from most of all before careering towards another messy divorce at the end of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDublin Zoo is giving children in Donegal, a chance to design this year’s official Dublin Zoo Christmas Cards.Children are invited to enter their Christmas Card design featuring an animal of their choice from Dublin Zoo.Six winners will be selected to have their design featured on one of the Dublin Zoo official Christmas cards and receive a Dublin Zoo family annual pass and goodie bag! As Dublin Zoo is a registered charity, all proceeds from the sales of the cards will go towards the upkeep of the animals at the Zoo and towards conservation projects Dublin Zoo supports.Children can enter in one of the following categories, Age 3-6, Age 7-10 and Age 11-15 with two winning designs being selected from each category. Entrants should submit their designs by Thursday 14th November to be in with a chance to see their masterpiece as this year’s Dublin Zoo Christmas card.Director for Dublin Zoo, Leo Oosterweghel, said; “We are delighted to launch the Dublin Zoo Design a Christmas Card competition across Ireland and we are very excited to see the designs children in Donegal will submit featuring their favourite animal from Dublin Zoo”.The entry requirements are as follows; · Your entry should be on paper which is A4 in size· The work that you submit may be drawn or painted in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, crayon, pastel, watercolour, acrylics, oils or poster colourTo submit your entry complete the entry form which can be found in next Saturday’s Irish Independent, and send along with your design to Dublin Zoo Christmas Card Competition, PO Box 11, Independent House, 27 – 32 Talbot St. Dublin 1.The Dublin Zoo Christmas Card will be available for sale online and in the Dublin Zoo gift shop with proceeds from the sale of all Christmas cards going towards the upkeep of the animals at the Zoo and towards conservation projects that Dublin Zoo supports.To find out more details on the Dublin Zoo Design a Christmas Card Competition log onto or pick up next Saturday’s Irish Independent. DONEGAL ARTISTS NEEDED TO DESIGN DUBLIN ZOO POSTCARD! was last modified: November 4th, 2013 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:artistsdonegalDublin Zoopostcardlast_img read more

SCV’s chilly weather to start warming up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant This latest storm proved good news on the fire front, however, capping a spell of hot, dry weather that resulted in 12 days of brush fire warnings. Santa Clarita has largely escaped any serious brush fires, but added crews were on hand in recent weeks because of the potential. SANTA CLARITA – The weekend cold snap that dusted Santa Clarita Valley mountains with snow and left a sheet of ice Monday on windshields will melt into milder weather by next weekend. While overnight temperatures were expected to dip as low as the upper 20s, today will be mostly sunny, breezy and clear with highs in the mid-50s and overnight lows in the mid-30s to lower 40s, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime temperatures will gradually increase and hit the lower 70s by the weekend, according to the forecast. The weekend storm dropped less than an inch of rain in Santa Clarita, bringing the season total to a scant 7.5 inches. The local average for the rainy season, which runs Oct. 1 to June 30, is 18.19 inches. Last year, more than 50 inches of rain fell in the area, resulting in landslides, overflowing creeks and severe road damage. 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


first_imgLess than two and a half years after it was launched in a blaze of promotion, the renowned McSwyne’s Gun Loop Walk at Horn Head in Dunfanaghy has been forced to close down.The reason for the shut down is not stated but we understand a disagreement over property access failed to be resolved.Public notices saying the walk is closed as from Monday November 18th have now been posted in the area. The Tirconail Tribune reports the closure has caused dismay and much anger locally where McSwyne’s Loop was being heralded as very important financially in attracting both Irish and international walkers to the locality. As a result of the shut down it is expected that tourism revenue in Dunfanaghy will be severely hit in 2014.The Horn Head walking route ensured that maintenance was carried out by the 18 local landowners who signed up to the walks scheme on the trail.However it could only survive provided all the landowners signed up to allow access to their lands.A new five year agreement would have to be signed off before the end of the year to facilitate the continuation of the project: however not all of the local landowners felt obliged to do so. It is believed that big efforts to find a way forward were ongoing for many months but despite the best efforts of all the agencies involved a reconciliation of views could not be agreed.And as a result a large part of the walk has become unavailable to the public and the promoters said they are left with no other option but to close it down.This walking trail was agreed in conjunction with local farmers and landowners on a voluntary basis and it has now emerged that not all those involved wish to continue with that arrangement. There was extensive funding involved in the development of the 10k walk with a new car park, signage, promotion fencing and advertising.Local concerns about potential problems with access over lands in the locality were first raised in the Tribune in July amid a belief by officials that the problems might be resolved before the end of the year.Launching the national walkways scheme at Dunfanaghy in June 2011, Junior Minister Dinny McGinley said it was especially pleasing for him, as somebody who has walked the route many times over the years that the walks scheme has been implemented through the co-operation and huge support from the local community, landowners and various agencies and organisations. This national tourism walk had already proved hugely popular and in a brief period it became the best-known route in Donegal. Local tourism interests said it was destined to be a very big tourism attraction with much potential for further development and it had been hoped to have it extended in the future as its popularity grew.The promoters of the walking trail said they are reluctant to go into the details of the problems that forced it to close down.However they confirmed that a specific difficulty arose and as a result of no agreement they have been left with no option but to abandon the trail.The local community in Dunfanaghy and Horn Head who raised the issue with the Tribune in July say they are shocked and disappointed to have lost such a vital component in the tourism industry in Dunfanaghy. The walk was seen as an important tourism asset and according to the community it attracted a huge number of visitors and many continental tourists since it was launched.The McSwyne’s Loop was developed by local agencies with support from Fáilte Ireland and in partnership with the community interests, landowners and the Sheephaven Bay Tourism Group. The National Parks and Wildlife Service were also supportive of the development in this unique wildlife area, a special area of conservation (SAC), which traverses their land.McSwyne’s Loop took around two and a half hours to complete over open headland with deep cliffs, gullies and large blowholes along the trail.Walkers assemble at the Haggard Bridge just beyond the GAA grounds. It was anticipated that the Loop would have been extended significantly over the next couple of years.The peninsula forms part of Sheephaven Bay and has many remains of Neolithic stone circles, court tombs and passage tombs and prehistoric field boundaries. Horn Head cliffs rise straight out of the water to a height of almost six hundred feet on the ocean side of the peninsula.They are an internationally important colony for breeding seabirds and designated a Special Area of Conservation. McSwyne’s Gun is a blowhole on the West side of the peninsula.During storms, water gets forced through it to a height of 200-300 feet, with a noise that can be heard ten miles away.FAMOUS DONEGAL WALKWAY FORCED TO SHUT DOWN was last modified: November 7th, 2013 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:DunfanaghyHorn HeadMcSwyne’s LoopWALKlast_img read more

Public information evening on community hospitals to be held in Donegal

first_imgMINISTER of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly, TD is coming to Donegal in three weeks to host a public information evening on community hospital provision. The event will take place in the Twin Towns on Tuesday, February 20 at 7pm. Cllr Martin Harley says he hopes members of the public as well as members of groups such at the SOS group and the Save Our St Joseph’s Hospital Group will be able to attend.  “I want to thank Minister Daly, who is Minister with responsibility for Older People, who is coming to Donegal to discuss the future services at St Joseph’s, Ramelton and Lifford Hospitals,” Cllr Harley said. “This information evening will allow local people to discuss future proposals for our community hospital network. “I also want to thank Minister Joe McHugh who will also be there on the night. I am confident that local people will engage positively.”Public information evening on community hospitals to be held in Donegal was last modified: January 31st, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA citrus exporters look to BRICS

first_img29 July 2013 The government has made a commitment to help South Africa’s citrus farmers forge trade links with the country’s BRICS partners, particularly, China and India, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said at the weekend. Joemat-Pettersson was speaking after a meeting with the Citrus Growers’ Association and AgriSA in Johannesburg on Friday. “On the part of the ministry … we’ve agreed that as government, we will be assisting the citrus industry to deepen market access in the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] nations, especially with India and China,” Joemat-Pettersson said. “When we meet as BRICS agriculture ministers later in the year, we will discuss this further.” South Africa is the world’s biggest exporter of oranges and the largest shipper of grapefruit. However, South Africa’s citrus exports to the European Union (EU) are struggling due to citrus black spot, a fungal disease that affects the external appearance of the fruit, and which occurs in citrus plants throughout subtropical climates, causing a reduction in both fruit quantity and quality. Joemat-Pettersson said the trade regime of citrus with China was “a bit complicated”, but that the government was committed to entering negotiations with China to help ease matters. However, the minister emphasised that broadening citrus trade relations with BRICS countries was not an attempt to replace the EU market. “This is not a replacement of the EU market, but the broadening and expanding of the citrus industry to access the BRICS market as well. The EU and the United States of America remain our traditional markets,” she said. Joemat-Pettersson said the African continent was another new export destination for South Africa’s citrus industry. “Trade on the continent has also grown significantly, with Zimbabwe being one of the top importers of our citrus.” The minister said Friday’s meeting also looked at transformation in the industry, adding that that government’s ambition was to grow the industry through increased market access. The chairperson of the Citrus Growers Association, Pieter Nortje, said: “This is a great day for the citrus industry. It is wonderful that we agree and share absolute common goals with our government. “We are the biggest employer of unskilled labour in the rural areas,” Nortje added. “All that we are asking for as the industry is to be assisted with trade links to access various markets as we are unable to enter into those agreements by ourselves.” Source: read more