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Scorpions ready for Jaguars test

first_imgCaptain Nikita Miller says staying in front will be the top priority of leaders Jamaica Scorpions heading into their sixth round WICB Four-day Tournament fixture against two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park, starting today.The top-of-the-table contest will see Jamaica with a record of three wins, a draw and a defeat, looking to extend a three point advantage over the Jaguars, who are second following results of two wins, two draws and a defeat.The 10-round tournament is completed by Barbados Pride in third, Windward Islands Volcanoes in fourth, Leeward Islands Hurricanes in fifth and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in sixth and last position.”It’s a big game between two teams who have ambitions of winning the tournament,” was the way Miller summed up the contest.”But we are ahead and they are chasing, and the hope is that at the end of the game it will remain that way.”The Scorpions, who after losing their opener away to the Jaguars, has since grown from strength to strength and are coming off back-to-back wins, and will be seeking to continue that momentum.BRUSHED ASIDEThis, however, according to Miller, can only be had if his batsmen continue to show their worth as they did at home to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Led by enterprising young batsmen Brandon King, opener John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood and Andre McCarthy, the Scorpions brushed aside the challenge of the Hurricanes by an innings and 73 runs, while against the Red Force they were 132 runs victors.”In our recent successful games it is our batting that brought us through, and gave us the confidence we really needed,” outlined Miller.”We are therefore looking forward to this to continue, as our bowling is always there and there about.”In addition to the left-arm spin of Miller and the leg-spin of Damion Jacobs, the Scorpions bowling unit has been bolstered by the return of fast bowlers, Jerome Taylor and Marquino Mindley.The pair has replaced the injured Reynard Leveridge, and Gavon Brown, respectively.Guyana with Shivnarine Chanderpaul in their line-up will additionally look to emerging batsmen Leon Johnson, Vishaul Singh and Rajendra Chandrika to spearhead their batting, while as it relates to their bowling much will be expected of left-arm spinners GudakeshMotie and VeerasammyPermaul.”It should be a close contest as Guyana is a good team and have good players in their team,” Miller said.last_img read more

Anthony Davis’ 43 points to rally Pelicans past Knicks

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Holiday overcame a shaky, turnover-plagued start to finish with 24 points and 10 assists. His late heroics included a rebound of his own miss inside the final two minutes, after which he dribbled out to the perimeter and fed an alley-oop lob to Davis.“He missed a lot of bunnies at the start of the game and he didn’t let it take away from his aggressiveness,” Randle said about Holiday. “He just kept going. He made huge shots and plays down the stretch.”The Knicks fell to a fourth straight loss after controlling nearly all but the final six minutes of the game.Hardaway scored 30 points, and Trey Burke had 24 on 10-fo-13 shooting for the Knicks. New York led by as many as 19 points in the first half before losing for the sixth time in seven games.Emmanuel Mudiay added 19 points. The Knicks shot 49 percent (48 of 98) but were outrebounded 54-44 and allowed the Pelicans to snag seven offensive rebounds and score eight second-chance points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Kyrie Irving gets season-high 43 points as Celtics overcome Raptors LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ “It felt like a grind,” Davis said. “Usually when I have those numbers, we’re up 12, 15, 20. … But they were up damn near the whole game. We just had to fight back and I was just trying to do my part.”Julius Randle had 19 points and 11 rebounds, including a crucial put-back of Davis’ missed free throw to make it 124-121 with 1:23 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Julius saved me when I missed two free throws at the end,” Davis said. “When I missed (the second one), I kind of put my head down a little bit and I seen a blue jersey flying in. So when he made it, I said, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t know where he came from, but wherever he came from, I appreciate it.”After Tim Hardaway Jr. missed a 3 for the tie, Holiday hit from deep to widen New Orleans’ lead to six with 35 seconds left.center_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) slam dunks in front of New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — If not for Anthony Davis’ determination to dominate inside for most of his 40 minutes on the court, the New Orleans Pelicans could have been blown out by the New York Knicks.Davis scored a season-high 43 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and New Orleans overcame an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat New York 129-124 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UP NEXTKnicks: Wrap up a three-game trip in Orlando on Sunday night.Pelicans: Host Denver on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “We just couldn’t come up with those rebounds at the end,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “We get them to miss the shot, but we don’t come up with the loose ball. That happened multiple times down the stretch.”TIP-INSKnicks: Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier each scored 11 points. … Center Mitchell Robinson, who is from the New Orleans suburb of Chalmette, had seven points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes. …Pelicans: Point guard Elfrid Payton returned to the lineup after missing nine games with a sprained right ankle, only to fracture a finger in his left hand after eight minutes on the court. He did not return to the game and missed all three of his shots before his latest injury. … Nikola Mirotic had 12 points and 10 rebounds for New Orleans. … The Pelicans missed 24 of 34 3-point attempts and turned the ball over 15 times. … New Orleans scored 68 points in the paint.SMALL BALLFizdale elected to start the 6-foot-5 Trier in place of 6-9 forward Noah Vonleh on the wing. He said change had more to do with his curiosity about how that smaller lineup would play together than trying to create specific matchups against New Orleans. The Knicks played at a faster pace and surpassed their 106 points-per-game average with nearly eight minutes left. That showing apparently earned the lineup another look, despite the loss.“After tonight I can’t switch this one up,” Fizdale said. “I have to give them a chance to see if they can keep some consistency.”TALL BALLDavis said he and Randle were determined to get into the paint for shots and rebounds late when the Knicks remained with a smaller lineup.“I really hate settling against smaller guys, so I just tried taking it inside, trying to get Julius to do the same thing,” Davis said. “There was nobody who could stop both of us on the inside. We just tried to make an effort to get down low and just punish them.”last_img read more

NAYMOTE Ends Concession Dialogue in Kpai District

first_imgElectoral District Number One Representative in Bong County Tokpa J. Mulbah has named several development projects in the district directly stemming from concession companies operating in the district.Rep. Mulbah said the Nyquoi Bee High School renovation and annex project, the Millen-ta Bridge, the Botata Administration Building and the high school projects, among others, are all being done by concession companies in Bong.He was recently speaking in Palala, Kpaii District, during a town hall meeting organized by NAYMOTE-Partners for Democratic Development.Speaking on the topic: “Processes involving drafting and signing of concession agreements and what benefits the citizens stand to get,” Rep. Mulbah said to ensure best practices in concession agreements, members of the National Legislature and relevant agencies of government should solicit views and inputs of ordinary Liberians before signing them into law.The Bong County lawmaker explained that this can only be done through town hall meetings with citizens in their various towns and villages.NAYMOTE’s Regional Coordinator Moses Bailey, speaking earlier, noted that the town hall discussion is part of the organization’s “Fostering Concession Communities’ Development Through Local Engagement Project,” sponsored by Trust Africa. The project seeks to educate residents of concession communities on concessions and help them learn effective ways of constructively engaging their leaders and concessionaires to get the needed benefits from the extraction of their resources.The NAYMOTE Regional Coordinator also presented copies of the Arcelor Mittal Liberia and China Union concession agreements to citizens of Kpaii District through District Commissioner Allen Tubah.Commissioner Tubah lauded NAYMOTE for the initiative and termed it as “an eye opener.” The Kpaii District Commissioner said the forum provided information relating to the extraction of their natural resources.A youth leader of Kpaii District, Tarwoe Walonfah, lauded NAYMOTE for the gathering and said the exercise has helped them to truly understand some of the critical issues happening in the concession area.“I encourage NAYMOTE to take this discussion to other parts of the district,” Walonfah recommended.Madam Victoria Gbarnja, the women’s leader of Palala, in her remarks, noted that citizens of Kpaii appreciated the gathering and encouraged her fellow citizens to take advantage of such forums to ask their leaders relevant questions about their communities.In the past few months, NAYMOTE-Partners for Democratic Development has been instrumental in helping citizens of concession communities in Bong County understand concessions and their benefits.NAYMOTE is doing this through town hall discussions, inter high school debates, radio talk shows, 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

Overseas Guyanese voting not catered for in laws – Harmon

first_imgGuyanese living overseas, who usually return home to vote during National and Regional Elections may not get the opportunity to do so at the upcoming polls.This is according to Government’s spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who revealed at the post-Cabinet briefing on Friday that once overseas-based Guyanese are not here to register during the house-to-house exercise, then they will not be included on the voters’ list and as such, will not be allowed to vote at the next elections.Minister of State Joseph Harmon“It’s not a matter of disenfranchising anyone. Our laws do not provide for overseas voting save and except those persons who are in the employ of the State and are in the embassies, and so on, abroad. So persons who are Guyanese residents abroad, at the time of house-to-house if you are not here, then certainly your name cannot be on the list. That is why house-to-house is so important,” he asserted.Only last week, during a meeting with the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice James Patterson and the Commissioners, officials from the US-based Carter Center suggested, among other things, that a list of non-resident persons be generated to use on elections day to identify substitute voters and or, illegal voters.However, Government-nominated Commissioner, Vincent Alexander had pointed out that in working out a method to rectify and cleanse the voters’ list, the Carter Center came up with a compromise that does not “fit neatly” into what the laws of Guyana provide for.Nevertheless, GECOM has already rolled out its 2019 work programme, which includes the conduct of house-to-house registration. To this end, training for trainers was completed last weekend, while enumerators will be trained this weekend.Justice Patterson had previously indicated that GECOM cannot hold elections in March and has voted to do house-to-house registration, which will conclude in November. In fact, he informed the Head of State in a letter that polls cannot be held before late November 2019 and that it will need some $3.5 billion to prepare for the hosting of elections.“…no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM,” the Chairman of the elections body stated.Against this background, President David Granger, earlier this week, disclosed that Government will be going to the National Assembly to get the sum requested by elections body.“We are going to ensure that whatever happens at any level of the judicial system, Guyana is urgently prepared (for elections)… We are going to go back to Parliament and make requests to ensure that GECOM has everything it needs. We are committed to having clean elections, credible elections in this country and as I said, I will engage GECOM to ensure that the request made to me by the Chairman is satisfied,” the President told reporters on the sidelines of an event on Wednesday.However, Minister Harmon explained that there is a process which needs to be followed before the money is released to GECOM.“The Elections Commission has to indicate to the Government that this is what they require. When that is done, it goes to the Ministry of Finance and then they justify their figures with the Minister of Finance. It is then taken to Cabinet for Cabinet to approve before the Minister takes it to the National Assembly… So it’s a process which has to be gone through and this process starts with the Elections Commission… I cannot say (whether) that (process) has started… (But) the President has already committed to ensuring that GECOM gets the monies and all resources it requires for the conduct of credible elections in Guyana,” the Minister of State asserted.Furthermore, he clarified that the sitting of the National Assembly on April 11 is not exclusively to deal with the funding for GECOM.Meanwhile, the Parliament Office on Friday issued the parliamentary agenda for the coming week, which includes a meeting of the Special Select Committee on Food Safety Bill 2016 on Monday April 1, 2019.last_img read more

Home is not so sweet for Ice Dogs

first_img“We did a nice job on the road,” Adduono said, “but we are at home now. You have to dominate at home.” After falling behind 3-1 early in the third period on goals by Alaska’s third line, the Ice Dogs made it interesting down the stretch. Ash Goldie got the Ice Dogs within a power-play goal with 5:14 left, his slap shot from the high slot sneaking through the pads of Alaska goalie Derek Gustafson and trickling over the goal line as players from both teams dived into the crease to either attempt to jam the puck in or knock it away. But there wasn’t any happy ending as the Aces held on. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Adduono has preached all season about the importance of winning home games – no less than at a .500 clip. But Ice Dogs have failed to accomplish that; their home record now at 10-15-1. If the Ice Dogs’ home record was at .500, they would be right with Victoria for the final playoff spot and in front of ninth-place Utah instead of at the bottom. However, the reality is they trail Victoria by eight points and two behind Utah. “I just told them that it’s unacceptable to lose at home,” Adduono said. “If you are going to make the playoffs, you have to win at home. You can’t lose more than 10 games at home, and now we are at 15.” Adduono was hoping the Ice Dogs would continue at home where they left off on the road, where they went 6-3 on the trip. But making a move up the standings in the first two games of a six-game homestand would be a tough chore for Long Beach (19-28-3), considering the ECHL-leading Aces (38-13-3) are in town. Instead, the Ice Dogs wasted the opportunity, falling to the Alaska Aces, 3-2, before a crowd of 2,313. “It’s a tough pill to swallow,” coach Rick Adduono said. “We needed to win this game.” center_img LONG BEACH – Home, sweet, home! Not for the Ice Dogs. After coming off a season-long but successful nine-game road trip, the Ice Dogs were back at the Long Beach Arena on Friday night with chance of getting out of the ECHL’s National Conference cellar and keeping pace for the eighth and final playoff spot. last_img read more

Reports – Napoli to walk away from Fellaini deal unless Man United lower Belgian’s price

first_img Marouane Fellaini 1 Napoli are ready to walk away from a deal to sign Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini over the Premier League side’s asking price, according to reports in Italy.The Serie A side, managed by former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, are desperate for a holding midfielder and fancy the former Everton man.Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has publicly stated he is interested in the player and would like to pair him in his team’s engine room with Gokhan Inler.However the Naples side is only interested in a season-long loan or a cut-price deal and United want around £15m for the Belgium internationalBut the Italians think that’s on the steep side after his poor last season at Old Trafford and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they are ready to look for a cheaper option if haggling with United doesn’t work.last_img read more

Rani Khedira turns down Tunisian World Cup offer

first_imgBoth Rani, who is 24, and Sami, 30, played for German junior teams while Juventus midfielder Sami went on to become a World Cup winner who has made 72 appearances for Germany.Rani Khedira is a defensive midfielder with Augsburg, who has made 36 appearances in the Bundesliga.He was approached to play at the World Cup for Tunisia, who have drawn Belgium, England and Panama in Group G in Russia this June.“It filled me with pride that the association thought of me,” Khedira told magazine Kicker on Wednesday explaining why he turned down the Tunisian offer.“I was born and raised in Germany, I only speak German – that was crucial.“My game is about communication, instructions and tactics, time is too short, it’s too difficult.“I can not help the team and give my best performance.”The younger Khedira says he wants to be fair to other players who have earned the chance to represent Tunisia at a World Cup.“They have worked their asses off for the last two years and I don’t want to take a place away from any of them,” he added.However, Rani Khedira admitted it was not an easy decision.“It has been a long process with those in my sphere of influence, my dad is a proud Tunisian, I carry both countries in my heart and wish them the best, but, in the end, it was the right decision,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Augsburg’s midfielder Rani Khedira has tussled with the best in the Bundesliga but is turning down the chance to go to the World Cup with Tunisia © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Feb 7 – Rani Khedira — brother of Germany star Sami — has turned down the chance to play for Tunisia at the 2018 World Cup.The Khedira brothers were born in Stuttgart to a Tunisian father.last_img read more

How are Ajax doing this season? Update on Man United’s Europa League opponents

first_img Ajax will play Man United in the Europa League final in Stockholm Man United face Ajax in the Europa League final on 24 May, but how are the Dutch club getting on in the Netherlands this season?The club are fighting at the top of the table and go into their final game of the season one point behind rivals Feyenoord. They will miss out on silverware, though, if Feyenoord beat Heracles at home where they have not lost all season.However, if they draw or lose, then Ajax will become champions. As you can see there is not much in their goal difference going into their final game – away at Willem II on 14 May. 2 2 Feyenoord fluffed their chance to win a first league title since 1999 against Excelsior, when they lost 3-0, leading to nasty scenes on the streets between some supporters and riot police with more than 100 arrests made.In the Europa League, Ajax topped their group without losing a game, then beat Legia Warsaw, Copenhagen, Schalke and Lyon.last_img read more

COUNCILLOR VOWS TO STAMP OUT NEW WAVE OF GAMING MACHINES IN TOWN

first_imgA Letterkenny councillor has vowed to stamp out gaming machines after a number of new gaming arcades opened in the town recently.Cllr Jim Lynch said he is “very concerned” after a number of machines appeared in various premises throughout the town.He said he recently visited one of the gaming arcades in the town and observed dozens of people playing ‘poker’ machines. Cllr Lynch told Donegaldaily “I am certainly concerned about it. I have noticed there are now a number operating in the town.“Nobody can tell me that they are benefitting anyone but the people who own them. A lot of people lost a lot of money when these arcades were in the town before and a certain few people became wealthy as a result.“I would certainly not like to see them opening up here again.”The well-known and respected Independent Cllr is to raise the issue at tonight’s Town Council meeting and will ask the Town Clerk Patrick Doherty if any new gaming licenses have been issued of late. Cllr Lynch said he is aware that at least one premises is awaiting the outcome of a planning permission decision to open up a new amusement arcade.He said he will be urging the council not to grant permission for the premises.“I visited one of these premises recently and I watched rows of people playing these machines.“Considering the fact that there is so much unemployment about and so much hardship, these machines have the potential to cause even more hardship and distress for people.“People with any kind of addictive personalities haven’t got a chance when they enter these type of premises,” he said. He said he did not want people to think he was scaremongering but he was merely sending out a message that gaming arcades could again catch hold in Letterkenny.“Many years ago we managed to have these gaming arcades banned in the town and I understood that still stood.“I certainly wouldn’t like to think that they are sneaking back in,” he said.Ends COUNCILLOR VOWS TO STAMP OUT NEW WAVE OF GAMING MACHINES IN TOWN was last modified: May 9th, 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:Cllr Jim Lynchgaming machinesletterkennylast_img read more

REVEALED: SENEGAL JIMMY BEHIND DONEGAL GAA SONG SAYS ANCESTORS FROM HERE!

first_imgBOTH parts of the duet behind an internet have Donegal roots – or so they claim!Senegal Jimmy and Rory Gallagher from Kilcar struck up a song supporting Jimmy McGuinness and the Donegal GAA team while sitting on a beach in Lanzarote.A few hits on YouTube last week soon escalated after an appearance on donegaldaily.com – and last night passed the 50,000 views.‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ is certainly catching the imagination of our readers worldwide with views coming in from 58 different countries including the USA, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand and of course Senegal. Speaking to donegaldaily, Kilcar man Rory told us: “Jimmy is super. He sells the best fake rolex in Lanzarote.“Incredibly he knows 1,000 towns on the map of ireland, he speaks six languages, he sings ‘Molly Malone’ and ‘The Fields of Athenry’ in Irish pubs everynight.“He says his father is the ambassador for Senegal to France! And he now claims his great great grandfather comes from Donegal.. not Moneygall. Priceless!”It certainly is!REVEALED: SENEGAL JIMMY BEHIND DONEGAL GAA SONG SAYS ANCESTORS FROM HERE! was last modified: August 13th, 2012 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)last_img read more