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first_imgDottin leads the way ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Deandra Dottin took centre stage for the first time on the tour as West Indies barely broke a sweat in disposing of Pakistan Women by eight wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series here yesterday. Opting to bowl first at the National Stadium, West Indies Women restricted the visitors to 74 for nine, with seamer Dottin taking two for 10 from her two overs. She then returned to stroke a fluent unbeaten 38 as the hosts cruised to their target, with 22 balls remaining, to take a 1-0 lead in the series. West Indies Women were slumping at 24 for two in the sixth over after losing openers Hayley Matthews (9) and Stafanie Taylor (8) cheaply, but Dottin partnered with former skipper Merissa Aguilleira, 15 not out, in an unbroken 54-run third-wicket stand, to pull the innings around. Kiwanis Club of New Kingston charity golf The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston will host a charity golf tournament on Sunday, November 15, at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club. The theme for the tournament is ‘Swing for Life – Follow through for Kids with Cancer’, and proceeds of the event will be used to fund the club’s charities and its major project for 2015, which is focusing on helping children with cancer. The tournament will be played on an 18-hole stableford format with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The main categories are men’s, men’s senior, men’s super senior, ladies and juniors (boys and girls 11-17). Entry fee is $4,500 and this includes lunch. Tournament director is David Mais. Other activities on the day include a 10 a.m. Kalooki tournament and a fashion show and awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Jamaican Johnson among winners at Woodbine TORONTO, Canada (CMC): Recently crowned Fort Erie champion Jamaican Kirk Johnson was one of three Caribbean riders who landed winners on Wednesday’s midweek card at the prestigious Woodbine racetrack. Riding on the eight-race programme, Johnson took the last race of the day with 13-1 outsider Mindfulness, in a seven furlong trip. He was joined by reigning Woodbine champion, Barbadian Patrick Husbands, who captured race two with 11-1 bet Awesome Overture and Juan Crawford, also of Barbados, who scored in race seven with 9-1 chance Bold Aljabr. Husbands, who will be dethroned as champion this season, continues to close in on 100 wins for yet another season as he sits third in the standings on 95 wins. Brazilian Eurico Rosa da Silva, the 2010 champion, leads the standings with 151 wins, four clear of three-time former champion Luis Contreras.last_img read more

Filoil: UST falls to Letran in Ayo’s first game as coach

first_imgThe Knights, meanwhile, grabbed their first win as Bong Quinto topped the Knights with 22 points and nine assists, while Jerrick Balanza got 17.Larry Muyang also registered a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards, while Christian Fajarito had 12 and 12 in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith the two bigs controlling the paint, Letran was able to impose its presence down low and established a 67-56 edge in the third period before holding off UST late.Regie Basibas paced UST with 16 points and four rebounds, while Zach Huang chimed in 15 and six in the defeat. 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. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast UST Growling Tigers. Photo by Randolph LeongsonUniversity of Santo Tomas officially debuted its new coach but fell to Letran, 95-90, in in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.It was  Aldin Ayo’s first game at the helm for the Growling Tigers and he faced his alma mater, which he steered to a title in the NCAA, in their first game in the summer tournament.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Scores:LETRAN 95 — Quinto 22, Muyang 17, Balanza 17, Fajarito 12, Calvo 6, Batiller 6, Balagasay 4, Celis 4, Agbong 3, Taladua 2, Mandreza 2, Yu 0, Ibanes 0, Ambohot 0, Galvelo 0.UST 90 — Basibas 16, Huang 15, Subido 14, Zamora 13, Lee 8, Agustin 8, Cansino 5, Caunan 4, Bataller 3, Sta. Ana 2, Marcos 2.Quarters: 14-15, 40-38, 67-56, 95-90.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img La Salle seniors eye another three-peat to honor De Jesus LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Inaction by MMA causing distress to farmers

first_imgDear Editor,The recent breach of the sea defence between Dantzig and Fairfield in Region Five has caused saltwater to intrude into the irrigation system as far as No 10 up the Mahaica River.This saltwater is now trapped in the irrigation canals with nowhere to go since all outlets to the Bellamy Canal have been sealed off. Hundreds of acres of rice land located in the backlands of Broek en Waterland, Dantzig, Glazier’s Lust, Prospect and High Dam, cannot be cultivated because of the presence of the saltwater in the irrigation system.The solution to this problem is to reopen the Dantzig Canal for a few days during the low tide for the sole purpose of draining the saltwater out of the irrigation system or pump the water out via the Dantzig Canal into the Bellamy Canal.I have spoken to the Regional Chairman of Region Five about this situation. He indicated to me that he had raised this issue on several occasions with the officials at Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA), but all his pleas have fallen on deaf ears. In the meantime, many farmers are in a quandary since they depend on rice cultivation for their livelihood and they also have bank loans to repay.In view of the foregoing, I am hereby appealing to the Honourable Minister of Agriculture to instruct the little lords at MMA-ADA to take immediate action to get the saltwater out of the irrigation system so that the farmers could continue with their normal lives and put food on the table for their families.Yours sincerely,Janaknauth Panchulast_img read more

CBL, Bankers’ Association Hail Outgoing Access Bank Director

first_imgThe outgoing managing director of Access Bank Liberia, Oliver Hesch, has received praise from his colleagues for his meaningful contribution to the Liberian banking sector. During a colorful program in his honor, colleagues cited his involvement as exemplary of the community of bankers Liberia needs. The Deputy Governor for Economic Policy at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Boimah Kamara, lauded Mr. Hesch for his support to the banking sector of Liberia, especially his commitment in providing loans across the country to enable institutions and individuals to build their financial capacities.“You have done well because of the atmosphere you created for us within the banking sector and you will be remembered also for the level of support to Liberia’s economy during your tenure as CEO and Managing Director of the bank,” Mr. Kamara noted.He also praised the Liberia Bankers’ Association for working together as one community, especially around the table in engineering a vibrant banking society, which continues to contribute meaningfully to all sectors of the economy.“We have committed ourselves with all indications in ensuring that this modern environment of banking is maintained and hope there will be more outcomes while we work together as one family,” Deputy Governor Kamara stated.Speaking, the President of Liberia Bankers’ Association and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), John B. S. Davies, hailed the outgoing managing director for making the banking sector an asset for the society.“Whenever we had challenges within the banking sector, Mr. Hesch was always willing to provide his expertise in addressing the situation in the most unique manner,” Mr. Davies explained. “In the case of engendering forward in an engagement with the CBL or stakeholders across the business sector, and the Commerce Ministry, he provided the way for us.”Mr. Davies said Mr. Hesch was the longest serving managing director in the Bankers’ Association, for a little over four years and hoped his successor will be a replica of him in maintaining every undertaking by the Liberia Bankers’ Association.The LBDI boss noted that it is important for an individual to leave an institution with such a great honor as for which Mr. Hesch contributions will be remembered.In special remarks, Mr. Hesch expressed sincere gratitude to all the members of the Liberia Bankers’ Association for their cordial working relationship over the years.Mr. Hesch noted that there are many positive things happening in Liberia, encouraging everybody to engage in doing something, which supports all the initiatives that help in creating an industrial banking society.He noted that, “Many people are motivated to engage in doing good work, which creates the best environment all bankers will endeavor to see in every society. “This country can achieve great things when Liberians believe in themselves and I know that they will continue to do.”The program brought together various chief executive officers and managing directors, including Mrs. Chioma Mang, vice president of Liberia Bankers’ Association and managing director officer of United Bank of Africa (UBA-Liberia), Mr. Dan Origun, Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank-Liberia, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trinidadian allegedly fakes his kidnapping in Guyana – Police

first_imgLocal investigators probing the alleged kidnapping of a Trinidadian national have reasons to believe that the man had staged the crime to demand a ransom of US0,000 from his family back home.Acting Crime Chief, Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Williams, told Guyana Times that after interviewing 33-year-old Mechancial Engineer Sawak Maraj, investigators became suspicious about the kidnapping allegation.“So far in our investigations, it appear as if this whole act was staged as it relates to the kidnapping and demand of ransom from his parents,” Williams disclosed.He revealed that the Trinidadian national was found by police alone in a room at the Madewini Resort on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway on Friday evening. Maraj had arrived in Guyana earlier that day and, hours later, his parents received a call from an unknown person, demanding money for his release.Alleged kidnapping victim Sawak MarajA report was then made to the Guyana Police Force, and investigations led detectives to the resort.According to the acting Crime Chief, this is Maraj’s first time in Guyana, and he claimed he was in receipt of a letter via email to attend a job interview with US oil giant ExxonMobil.“He said (that) during telephone conversations, the person talking to him had a Trinidadian accent. So when he came to Guyana, he expected to meet that person, but then he didn’t meet that person, he was picked up by two other persons,” Williams related.He went on to say that during the interview with Maraj, the police were told that those two persons who had picked him up from the airport were also Trinidadians.Further investigations by local authorities have revealed that the two Trinidadians arrived in Guyana on Wednesday, and Maraj was reportedly in contact with them prior to his arrival here.The police are now on the hunt for the two Trinidadian suspects, who reportedly escaped from the resort moments before the police arrived. “When we got there, he alone was in the room. He said they didn’t too long flee, as the police arrived,” the acting Crime Chief said.Nevertheless, this newspaper was made to understand that investigators went up to the airport on Saturday to get information on the two suspects, since Maraj was tight-lipped.Asked whether the 33-year-old engineer had confessed to faking his own kidnapping, Willians said, “We’re still talking to him. We took him apart and (are in the process of) putting him back together.”Initial reports from the Police revealed that Maraj arrived to Guyana on a Caribbean Airlines flight at about 07:00h on Friday, and was scheduled to be accommodated at the Princess Ramada Hotel at Providence, East Bank Demerara.However, at some time around 10:50h, his parents in Trinidad received the call informing of his alleged kidnapping. Enquiries made subsequently revealed that the man never arrived at the hotel.Detectives went down to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), where they obtained CCTV footage of Maraj entering a taxi. The driver of the car was tracked down, and took investigators to the resort where he had dropped the men off.This publication understands that the driver told detectives that he was hired by the two Trinidadians at the airport on Wednesday, and took them to the resort, where they indicated to him that they had another person to pick up two days later, which he did.Nevertheless, Guyana Times was told that Maraj was involved in a similar incident back home in 2001, where his family had to pay alleged kidnappers $200,000 (Trinidadian dollars) for his release.last_img read more

Police make arrest in connection with Chris Brunt coin throw in FA Cup

first_img1 Chris Brunt Police have made an arrest as they investigate the incident that saw West Brom’s Chris Brunt hit by a coin.The midfielder appeared to be struck as he approached his own club’s fans following Albion’s 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Reading on Saturday.Thames Valley Police wrote on Twitter: “TVP and Hants Police made an arrest today in relation to a coin throwing incident at @ReadingFC vs @WBAFCofficial FA match on Saturday.”On Saturday police confirmed they were treating the alleged incident as assault while the Football Association is also investigating the matter.Northern Ireland international Brunt had walked to the away end to hand his shirt to a supporter but went down clutching his face after being struck by an object.He was led away by West Brom captain Darren Fletcher, appearing to have suffered an injury just below his left eye, after remonstrating with fans.Brunt said on Saturday: “I’ve been here a long time and I’ve loved my time here and that’s the first time I’ve been ashamed of our supporters.”The club will not comment during the investigation but it is understood they are prepared to issue a lifetime ban to anyone found guilty.last_img read more


first_imgThe Sunday club competition over the Sandy Hills Links-on the 11th of December was won by John Boyce 6 with 38pts.Runner up was Garvin Toye 18 with 37pts bot and third place was Peter Smyth 12 with 37pts bot.The Christmas Mini Hamper will be played for this Sunday the 18th of Dec as it was not played for last Sunday. All closed club competitions on both links at Rosapenna are played fron the Blue Markers unless cleary stated otherwise.Well done to the Rosapenna Gaeltacht team who secured their best ever away result against Dunfanaghy G.C last Saturday claiming 8.5 matches from 10. After two games we have 34 pts from a possible 40.The Old Tom Morris Links is closed and the Sandy Hills Links is in play for all members and green fees.From Monday the 19th the December all play on the Sandy Hills Links will be from the semi rough. If your golf ball lands on the fairway you must lift it and place it in the semi rough on either side. A ball in the semi-rough or rough must be played as it lies.Only a putter may be used on the fairway.There will be a club presentation of all outstanding prizes and the Christmas Hampers on Sunday the 18th of December at 5.00pm sharp in the Rosapenna PavilionGift Vouchers for the Pavilion Golf Shop are available from Frank Casey Jnr on 074-915-5000.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654. ENDS.GOLF NOTES: ROSAPENNA was last modified: December 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille CLG Weekly NotesAnother hard fought WIN for Naomh Colmcille.Naomh Colmcille V Milford (1-7 to 0-6) Milford got off to a strong start and a very physical game was on the cards. With Milford winning most of the tussles and picking up the free balls in the middle of the Park. Milford where getting most of the play in the opening quarter. With a few early scores and also a few unforced errors which should have been dropped over. N Colmcille found it difficult to get the ball forward to young Connor Grant, John Fullerton & Kieran Callaghan. Milford defence where too much at that moment for the N Colmcille forwards. It was all Milford during this first half with a few more scores from Milford and one return score from N Colmcille. N Colmcille fullbacks did great work in keeping the Milford forwards from pushing up the score. With a few far out shots from Joe Donaghy falling short to the keeper. Milford leading in 0-5 to 0-1 in the first half. N Colmcille glad that was over but at what expense to Milford as they were at full tilt the whole first half.N Colmcille took a risk with Young Gillespie as he was not 100% fit and replaced young Conor Grant with Willie Gillespie and John Fullerton with Anthony Grant. N Colmcille got off to a great start within minutes of good pressure from N Colmcille the ball drops to Gillespie and with some fantastic holding off he blasts the ball past the Milford keeper for a Goal. Exactly what N Colmcille needed to lift their spirits! Milford seemed to be on the back foot and N Colmcille got that extra yard. With Andrew Clarke and Shane McAteer in the middle of the Park winning more possession N Colmcille was able to get the ball forward quicker and with young Gillespie pulling full backs away then the likes of Paul Friel and Don Heagerty where able to push for scores with Don getting one and Paul getting to very critical points from very tight angles from the Right. It was all N Colmcille now with Milford big time on the back foot. The game got physical again but this time N Colmcille was able to fight it off and with some great plays from Kieran Callaghan and Joe Donaghy more scores where dropped over points from Mark Dowds and Ryan McErlane pushed them 4 points clear. With the time run out a free for Milford right in close to Marty Callaghan’s goal Milford went for goal but as expected Marty was first to react with a great block and all was left now was the ref to blow the whistle and with a run down the right from young Lynch that was it game over and still undefeated.N Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Mark Callaghan, Alex Devenney, Eddie Gillespie, Lynch, Paul Friel(0-2), Shane McAteer, Andrew Clarke, Joe Donaghy, Ryan McErlane (0-3), Mark Dowds (0-1), Don Heagerty (0-1), Conor Grant, John Fullerton, Ciaran Callaghan. Subs: Willie Gillespie (1-0); Anthony Grant.Written by Mark Ferry.Well done to the u8s for excellent performances in the Colmcille day blitz last Saturday at Celtic Park. Special mention to Ciara and Finn (both u6) playing their first games for Naomh Colmcille. Thanks to the Doire Colmcille club for organising the event, refreshments and the presentation afterwards. Next Saturday’s blitz has been changed to Friday 22nd June at 18:30 and will now be hosted by MacCumhaills.Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as followsUnder 8’s: training: will be on Saturday the 16th of June at 11 am at Páirc Colmcille.Under 10’s training: will be on Friday the 15th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Under 12’s training: will be on Monday the 18th of June at 7:30 pm at Páirc Colmcille.Under 14’s training: will be on Friday the 15th of June at 7:00pm at Páirc Colmcille.Under 16’s training: will be on Thursday the 14th of June at 6:00pm at Páirc Colmcille.Under 18’s training will be on Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille. Gaelic for Girls training: will be on Friday the 15th of June at 6 pm at Páirc Colmcille.Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink.Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe HigginsNew players are always welcome!!Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website ( and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)Naomh Colmcille lotto numbers: lotto numbers this week are A Huge congratulations to Monica McDaid who won €930 with the winning sequence of week Lotto jackpot is €500. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pass time.The Club are also registered for Tesco (Ireland) for schools and Clubs voucher scheme which is now up and running for 2012; this will allow the Club to avail of much needed extra Kit and equipment for our young members of the Club.The club is now registered for a ‘Lucozade sport promotion’ where we could get either €10,000 if we collect the most bottle caps, or entered into a draw for €5,000 if we collect over 500 caps, so start collecting your bottle caps now!’Naomh Colmcille would greatly appreciate if everyone in the local community and beyond could start collecting these vouchers and Tokens on behalf of the Club as it would mean a great deal to our local youth and bring much needed equipment to aid the development of our underage teams.Tokens can be given to any Club member, player, and coach or committee member.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 11th, 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 COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9.00pm In St Mary’s Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 01/11/2012 Congratulations to Jackpot Winner Mary Doherty (Ranty) Urrismana, Clonmany, this weeks jackpot will start at €500.00 Numbers drawn were 5,7,11,14.Underage Presentation Night takes place in the Strand Hotel on Sunday 11th November at 6.00pm sharp. This is for teams from U10’s to U16 Boys and Girls. Contact David Hession 0860538537 for further information meal prices should be on website in next few days. Club Meeting Tuesday 13th November at 8.00pm All Members Welcome. (This date may change a reminder text will come out before).Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.      GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 5th, 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)last_img read more

Cloughaneely minors book place in county-final with win over Killybegs

first_img***Reserves***Bhí buaidh bhreá ag an fhoireann tacaíochta i gcluiche ceathrú-ceannais na Craoibhe Idirmheánaí. Bhuail said Naomh Bríd 2-12|2-4. Imríonn said Bun Cranncha sa chluiche leath-cheannais ar an tSatharn seo.Our reserves had a great win over Naomh Bríd last weekend in the Intermediate B quarter final ***Minor Championship***Comhghairdeas leis an fhoireann mionúr a fuair an bhuaidh ar na Cealla Beaga i gcluiche leath-cheannais an Chontae Roinn a 2 Dé hAoine seo chaite. Tá bliain iontach acu go dtí seo agus guímid gach rath orthu sa chluiche ceannais.Well done to our minors who are through to the County Final after defeating Killybegs 1-16|2-11 in a thrilling encounter at The Banks last Friday evening! It’s been a great year for these young men so far and we wish them and their management all the best in the final. Please keep an eye out on the club facebook/twitter pages for details of fixture once confirmed!. ***Seniors*** The seniors have 2 more league games remaining before the end of the season, both of which are home games. Details will be posted once fixtures are confirmed.***Under-age Training***Training for 7 to 11 yr olds has been moved to Saturday mornings going forward from 11:00 to 12:00 !***Club Lotto***Numbers drawn on Wednesday, Sept 28th were 2,4,9,10,15,19! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €3,600! We had 14 match 4 winners- the one winner drawn for the €100 is Tríona Ní Cheallaigh! The draw takes place each Wednesday evening at the bingo in Óstan Loch Áltan. Tickets are on sale in various outlets throughout the parish and prior to the bingo each Wednesday evening.Cloughaneely minors book place in county-final with win over Killybegs was last modified: October 5th, 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:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more