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First ball ‘duck’ for Gayle in Pakistan Super League

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): West Indies opener Chris Gayle failed with a first ball ‘duck’ as his Lahore Qalanders lost their second straight game in the Pakistan Super League, with a heavy nine-wicket defeat to Peshawar Zalmi Saturday. The left-hander was bowled by left-arm seamer Junaid Khan off the first ball of the contest at Dubai International Stadium and his dismissal set the tone for the innings, which ambled to 117 for six off 20 overs. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo came to his side’s rescue with a top score of 32 off 31 balls, while captain and opener Azhar Ali chimed in with 31 off 41 deliveries. Bravo struck two fours and a six and posted a crucial 44 for the sixth wicket with Hammad Azam who made 18 not out. Zalmi then cruised to their target with four overs left, with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking an unbeaten 55 off 47 deliveries. He put on 95 off 68 balls for the first wicket with Mohammed Hafeez, who struck 43 from 37 balls. In Saturday’s other game, West Indies opener Lendl Simmons failed as Karachi Kings slipped to an eight-wicket loss to Quetta Gladiators. The right-handed Simmons scored 11 in Kings’ 147 for seven off their 20 overs. Englishman Ravi Bopara top-scored with 40 from 29 balls.last_img read more

World Champs Silver for Alia Atkinson

first_imgDespite her excellent post-Olympic form to date, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson had to settle for the silver medal in the 50m breaststroke at the FINA World Short Course Championship in Windsor, Canada, yesterday. Atkinson, who went into the final with the fastest time (29.09), was hoping to avenge her Olympic disappointment and beat the Olympic gold medallist, Lilly King. But she had to take second in a time of 29.11 as King posted a time of 28.92 to take the gold and become only the fourth woman to go under 29 seconds in that event. King was expected to present Atkinson with her toughest challenge along with teammate Molly Hannis, one of the other women to break the 29-second barrier. But the American, King, produced her best performance in the event and even went sub-29 seconds for the victory. Atkinson had a disappointing Olympic Games in Brazil, where she placed eighth in the 100m breaststroke final. The world champion and record holder was hoping to celebrate her return to top form with victory in Canada yesterday and put her below-par performance in Brazil behind her. Two weeks following her anti-climax in Rio, she dismantled a top field to again tie the world record on day one of the 2016 FINA World Cup in Chartres, France. Then in October at the World Cup Tour in Tokyo, Japan, she bettered the field and shaved a 16th of a second off the 50 short course world record to solely own the new mark of 28.64. But apart from holding two world records, Atkinson is only one of four women who have gone under the 29-second barrier in the 50 SCM breaststroke along with Russia’s Yulia Efimova and American Molly Hannis, and now they have been joined by King.last_img read more

Aguilar asks Seigle for his jersey after Ginebra win over TNT

first_imgOf course! thank you & im flattered you asked. So nice to see you develop into one of the Superstars of PBA & Gilas.Good luck in the finals!— Danny Seigle (@dannyseigle42) October 8, 2017 No surprise as Mbala leads UAAP MVP race OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “Can I have one of your jerseys please? You are my childhood idol. Forgot to ask you a while ago,” Aguilar wrote on his Twitter account (@japethaguilar35) late Sunday night.Luckily for him, the 41-year-old Seigle was quick to respond and “Of course! Thank you & I’m flattered you asked. So nice to see you develop into one of the Superstars of PBA and Gilas. Good luck in the finals!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set PBA IMAGESGinebra and TNT engaged in a tension-filled battle in the semifinals, but the intense competition still couldn’t take away the respect Japeth Aguilar has for veteran TNT forwards Danny Seigle and Kelly Williams.After the Gin Kings’ tough 115-105 Game 4 win to eliminate the KaTropa, the reedy forward went to as far as asking veteran Danny Seigle for his jersey.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “You are an inspiration, man,” he tweeted.You are an inspiration, man @KelWilliams21 https://t.co/9bBoiRJdjR— Japeth Aguilar (@japethaguilar35) October 8, 2017Aguilar’s comments weren’t reserved on Seigle alone, as he also praised TNT forward and former PBA MVP Williams.“You are an inspiration, man,” he tweeted.Aguilar averaged 9.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in the semis series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Wow that’s awesome! I really never opened up to you about it but since I was a kid, I’d try to copy your game.🙈 Thanks, man!✔ https://t.co/DgDCp7glOI— Japeth Aguilar (@japethaguilar35) October 8, 2017Aguilar’s comments weren’t reserved on Seigle alone, as he also praised former PBA MVP Kelly Williams for the tremendous battle they had in the series. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Seafood processing plant to be commissioned next month

first_imgThe fish processing plant at Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), will be completed and commissioned in May to deliver seafood to nearby communities and the coastland.This is according to the Junior Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Valerie Garrido-Lowe who told Guyana Times on Monday that works are progressing at the facility.While the construction is nearing completion, the relevant equipment is yet to be procured.“We’re trying to get that completed early, at least by the first week in May. We want to finish the construction and furnish so commissioning would be done in early May. We already have our quotations for the equipment,” she stated.Garrido-Lowe had stated last year that fisherfolks were finding it difficult to sell fresh seafood in the communities so provisions were made through this project to allow persons to process their goods.Budgeted at $10 million, the initiative is one of three community development projects that were established throughout the region. The coffee and cassava processing projects in Moruca are the two others.For now, 15 farmers are preparing to transplant some 12,000 coffee plantlets onto one acre of land. But the reaping time for this produce is 30 months and the residents have just completed two months of that time.“The plants will be transplanted in the ground soon. It’s close to 12,000 trees on one-acre land. The coffee is a two and a half year project. It’s only two months old now. It’s looking good and healthy,” Garrido-Lowe explained.Earlier last year, it was mentioned that the plants were sourced from Brazil and these farmers will intercrop until they can reap the coffee beans.“With the coffee, the seeds are being brought from Brazil. NAREI will germinate it and the farmers already cleared their lands to plant. They would have to do intercropping because, with coffee farming, you can reap until next year and a half or two. So they would do intercropping with peas, melon and cassava.”The aim of this project is to become a coffee producing nation. As such, there have been partnerships with the Social Protection Ministry, the Business Ministry and the Agricultural Ministry through the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC). The Business Ministry will be responsible for packaging and production.last_img read more

BC Fire Danger

first_img– Jun.30/08B-C’s forests minister says the province has been lucky so far but, he’s concerned about wildfires, as many people continue a four day holiday weekend.Pat Bell says there haven’t been many wildfires lately but that could change very easily.So far, the province has spent six million dollars on fire suppression measures this year and, the minister is questioning whether anyone has learned anything from the disastrous 2003 wildfire season.[asset|aid=69|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Bell-Fires_1_Pub.mp3]Mr. Bell is again reminding campers that plenty of water is needed and, they must dig through coals thoroughly to make sure a campfire is out. – Advertisement –last_img read more

HOSE ABOUT THAT? DONEGAL FIREMEN OVERSEE NEW RECRUITS

first_imgThe new recruits are all smiles but only after being put through their paces.A very successful recruits course was held recently at Letterkenny fire station.The recruits hailed from Donegal, Leitrim and Louth.The recruits were put through a series of tough tests three very experienced course instructors who all hail from Donegal. They included Eugene McCafferty, Milford, James McKenna, Buncrana and Muiris Ó Gallachóir, Gaoth Dobhair (pictured below). HOSE ABOUT THAT? DONEGAL FIREMEN OVERSEE NEW RECRUITS was last modified: December 9th, 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:donegalfir servicefiremenletterkennynew recruitslast_img read more

Pensioner remanded in jail for battering his neighbour in ongoing dispute

first_imgA pensioner who battered his next-door neighbour in an ongoing feudhas been remanded in jail while a Judge decides what sentence to give him.Patrick Gill, 69, admitted to brutally attacking Seamus Morrison athis home in Buncrana. When Gardai called to the home of Mr. Morrison at St Vincent’s Villasin Buncrana on February 17th, 2016, they found him covered in blood.He had lacerations to his ear, his forehead and to the top of his head.He claimed that when he was returning from doing some shopping ataround 4 pm, he was attacked by Gill who was carrying a black kitchenknife.However, Letterkenny Circuit Court court was told the knife was notused in the attack.Garda Conor McClafferty said that when interviewed just minutes afterthe incident, Gill was also suffering from a bloody nose and two blackeyes.Judge John Aylmer was told that this was the second time that Gill,also of St Vincent’s Villas, had attacked Mr. Morrison.On the last occasion in August, 2007, Gill assaulted Morrison and thecourt replaced a sentence of six months in prison with 100 hourscommunity service.Another charge of producing an article (a hatchet) during the assaultwas taken into account.The court was told the men had fallen out more than 10 years ago whenthey first met and it centred around a relationship which one of themwas in.Barrister for Gill, Sean Mac Aoidh, said his client was a separatedfather of three who had an addiction to alcohol but stressed there hadbeen no further altercations between the men since this incident.The accused told the court that he was sorry for what he had done.He said “I want to tell Mr. Morrison that I’m sorry and it won’thappen again. We just pass on the road and there’s no difficulty now.”However, Judge John Aylmer said that Gill had already been given achance by the courts.He remanded Gill in custody until Friday to decide what sentence hewill impose in the case.He said “This is the second time that Mr. Gill has come before thecourt on a serious charge. The last time it was a hatchet and now it’sa knife. He was given a chance 7 years ago – but clearly, that did notteach Mr. Gill a sufficient lesson.“Mr. Gill has put the court in extremely awkward position and it isdifficult to see how a custodial sentence can be avoided.“But I’m not going to shoot from the hip. I will remand in custodyuntil Friday and will decide what to do.”Pensioner remanded in jail for battering his neighbour in ongoing dispute was last modified: December 12th, 2017 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:assaultattackbuncranadonegalneighbourPatrick Gillrowlast_img read more

GOLF: NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE NEWS AND RESULTS

first_imgNorth West Golfing Alliance played at Rosapenna Golf Club (Sandy Hills)Saturday 16th February 2013. Par 72 SSS 731ST Nett Cathal Patton (5) Strabane G.C. 38 Pts 2nd Nett Seamus Herraghty (13) Rosapenna G.C. 37 Pts3rd Nett Maurice McGettigan (16) Strabane G.C. 36 Pts4TH Nett Niall McLaughlin (10) Ballyliffin G.C. 35 Pts5th Nett Jim Harley (18) Strabane G.C. 34 Pts 6th Nett Delwyn Montgomery North West G.C. 33 Pts b.o.t.1st Gross Keelan Quigg (scr) City of Derry G.C. 712nd Gross Brian McElhinney (scr) Foyle Golf Academy 743rd Gross Sean Quigg (2) City of Derry G.C. 754th Gross John G. McBride (scr) Portsalon G.C. 76 b.o.t. 5TH Gross John P.Dolan (scr) Ballybofey/Stranorlar 76 b.o.t.6th Gross Noel Callan (scr) Faughan Valley G.C. 76 b.o.t.2’s K.Quigg,S.Quigg,C.Patton,P.Travers ,J.MacLochlainn,G.Curran,E.O’Carroll,E.Corry,P.Boyce,M.Collum.The Alliance the largest Registered Golf Society in the Country had the great pleasure to have a lovely spring like day for their visit to Rosapenna Sandy Hills at the week end. The weather was just lovely with very slight breeze and it stayed dry all day .The course was in excellent condition and the greens as usual fast and true. In the Gross section Michael McGeady was going for 4 wins in a row had one of those days we all like to forget. The winner Keelan Quigg, who has not been on top of the podium this season in the Gross section until now produced a superlative round .The other winners this year have all been professionals in the shape of J.P.Dolan the pro at Ballybofey /Stranorlar and Brian McElhinney one of the pros at Foyle Golf Academy apart from Enda Kennedy who had won in Ballyliffin.After the first nine Keelan was the one at the top of the leader board at level par. He had birdied the 1st dropped a stroke at the next went level for the next 4 holes birdied the par 3 7th parred the next and dropped a stroke at the 9 th .He then parred the 5 holes following, birdied the index 1 15th parred the 16TH a par 3, birdied the 17th par 5 and then closed his round with a bogey on the par 4 18TH He was one under and mighty pleased with himself as well he might be.Brian McElhinney was one behind him after 9 as was Cathal Patton, Brian was playing par golf bar dropped shots on 9 and 10 all the other holes he played I regulation figures. Cathal had a bit of a stumble on 13 and 14 when he dropped 3 strokes but he rallied well to go top of the Nett Winners prize listBrian was runner up in the Gross section on 2 over.The runner up in the nett section was Seamus Herraghty He had local knowledge in abundance. ,he is a member of Rosapenna Golf club and was playing with the Green Keeper and how he tried to make these advantages pay off .He had a blank on the 5th but still had 19 points on the front nine to Cathal Patton’s 20 points ..After the 10th he was level with the winner and they matched each other until the 18th where Cathal got 3 points to Seamus’s 2 points and that was the difference between winning and losing.In the Golfer of the Year Brian McElhinney secured the gross prize .He was steadiness personified throughout the Season and with one counting event to go he is in an unassailable position.In the Nett the title of Alliance Champion has not been decided yet. It has been an interesting contest over the last few months as three members of the same family battle it out for the title. This week Maurice McGettigan is now just 1 point behind his brother Odran as he was the only one to secure a placing in the top ten this week. As a consequence he leap frogged his nephew to be in second place just behind his brother. His nephew is just 5 adrift of him .Odran who is the Alliance Champion from last year is on 27 Maurice on 26 and Connor on 21 and the title is in their hands as no one else can catch them. The last counting day is on Dunfanaghy. It promises be a real family shoot out.Next competition Dunfanaghy Golf Club on 2nd March 2013GOLF: NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE NEWS AND RESULTS was last modified: February 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GOLF: NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE NEWS AND RESULTSROSAPENNAlast_img read more

Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City target has £264m release clause in current contract

first_img LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star It has been revealed that Mateo Kovacic has a £264million (€300m) release clause in his Real Madrid contract.Kovacic, the Croatia midfielder, has admitted he wants to leave Los Blancos this summer to guarantee playing time he is not certain of at the Bernabeu. The 24-year-old started just 10 LaLiga matches last season, and he said about his situation: “I would like to play more at Real Madrid because I love football and I love being on the pitch.“I know that it’s difficult to be a starter at Real Madrid, especially when I arrived at a really young age. Latest transfer news However, it has now been reported by Marca that the clause is actually set at an eye-watering £264m (€300m), which is likely to deter any side from triggering the clause. moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED 2 LIVING THE DREAM “I understand the situation, but because of that I believe the best thing for me would be to go to another club where I’d have the opportunity to play regularly as a starter.”However, Real Madrid are not willing to sell Kovacic, despite the midfielder reportedly being the subject of offers from Premier League trio Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal, as well as teams from Germany and Italy.There was the chance any interested party could trigger Kovacic’s release clause to force Real into selling him, with it widely reported the clause was set at around £44million (€50m). Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing TOP WORK Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race Kovacic has admitted he may have to leave Real Madrid Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Kovacic started just 10 league games last season RANKED last_img read more

Arsenal’s move for France World Cup winner held up by his dad

first_imgSteven N’Zonzi is waiting for permission from his father before he can complete a move to Arsenal.The France international, who helped his country win the World Cup earlier this month, is greatly admired by Unai Emery. moving on LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets RANKED N’Zonzi holds off Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta last season LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img Latest Transfer Stories IN DEMAND The two worked together at Sevilla and Emery wants a reunion with his former player, who looks set to leave the LaLiga club this summer.But Arsenal are not willing to pay the midfielder’s full £36 million release clause and are hoping to negotiate a cheaper deal.However, according to Spanish newspaper Estadio Deportivo, any departure is now reliant on a clause in his contract which involves his dad.It has been suggested that N’Zonzi’s father holds a unique personal sell-on clause which would entitle him to a cash windfall if Sevilla sell his son. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ And the Spanish club may be willing to budge on their asking price should N’Zonzi senior agree to forfeit the clause.The languid midfielder has Premier League experience having played for Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers before a move to Stoke City.He was signed by the current Gunners boss for Sevilla in 2015, where he won the Europa League in his first season against Liverpool.last_img read more