first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more


first_imgBANGALORE, India (AP):Bangladesh slumped to a one-run defeat by India at the World Twenty20 yesterday after a collapse by their lower-order batsmen in the final over of a gripping Group Two match at Chinnaswamy Stadium.Needing 11 to win off the last over, bowled by Hardik Pandya, Mushfiqur Rahim slammed two consecutive boundaries as nine runs came off the first three deliveries to put Bangladesh in sight of victory in reply to India’s 146-7.But Mushfiqur holed out to midwicket. The next ball saw Mahmudullah do the same, and Shuvagata Hom missed the final ball and made a vain attempt to steal a single to level the scores. However, his partner, Mustafizur Rahman, was run out by India wicketkeeper and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to leave Bangladesh beaten on 145-9.RUNS ADDED ONThe defeat followed a solid start by Tamim Iqbal (35) and Sabbir Rahman (26) – who did well to add 44 for the second wicket – and some useful contributions from Shakib Al Hasan (22) and Soumya Sarkar (21).Put into bat, India’s openers had earlier struggled to get going against some disciplined bowling. Both Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan struggled to score at a run-a-ball, and the frustration that crept in resulted in both openers departing in quick succession. Rohit made a 16-ball 18 and Shikar had a 22-ball 23.With Virat Kohli being joined by Suresh Raina, India began to make progress. The pair added 50 runs for the third wicket before Kohli was bowled by Hom for 24.Raina showed a return to form by cracking a 23-ball 30. But two back-to-back wickets by Al-Amin Hossain, who had Raina and Pandya both caught, put India on the backfoot again.Dhoni then took charge, finishing unbeaten on 13. Along with Ravindra Jadeja, he added 20 runs for the seventh wicket before he and Ravichandran Ashwin put on nine more runs from five balls.last_img read more


first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Patterson, who averaged 45 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the latest Chinese CBA season, is just the latest visitor in a tangle over a traveling pet.Tennis great Martina Navratilova has been a critic of Australian laws that don’t allow pets in aircraft cabins.Australia’s ex-Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was perhaps best known abroad for the tough stance he took on Johnny Depp’s pet dogs Pistol and Boo. Joyce threatened to have the Yorkshire terriers euthanized after saying they were smuggled into Australia in 2014 where Depp was filming the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series.Depp’s then-wife Amber Heard pleaded guilty to falsifying an immigration document to conceal the dogs in a private jet. She avoided jail under a deal that included Heard and Depp appearing in an awkward video warning against others breaking Australia’s strict quarantine laws.Patterson, meanwhile, could make his first start for Brisbane on Sunday against Adelaide.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE–In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo Atlanta Hawks guard Lamar Patterson stand on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Australian National Basketball League Brisbane Bullets recruit Lamar Patterson was briefly detained after landing in Brisbane on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, with his dog, Kobe. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)BRISBANE, Australia — No matter what Lamar Patterson does for the Brisbane Bullets on the basketball court, he can expect to be dogged by questions about Kobe.The ex-Atlanta Hawks player flew into Brisbane with his French bulldog placed inside his hand luggage and ran afoul of Australia’s quarantine laws.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title U.S. basketballer Lamar Patterson has been detained after he attempted to bring his dog into Australia in his hand luggage! 😳 #sun7 pic.twitter.com/948I5uMPUA— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) November 1, 2018 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thunder rally from 19 down to frustrate Hornetscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Officials said the cabin crew on Patterson’s Qantas flight from Los Angeles failed to notice that the dog was on board without an import permit.The Bullets, who play in the National Basketball League, say it was an innocent mistake, not a deliberate attempt to flout Australia’s strict quarantine laws.Patterson said the only reason a well-behaved Kobe was discovered was because he barked at customs search dogs at Brisbane airport. And Patterson was surprised by all the fuss.“If this is big news then Australia is an amazing place to live at,” Patterson told a news conference on Friday. “It was on my ticket that I was travelling with a pet, even my return ticket. It was a miscommunication with the airlines.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments 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 The Bullets recruit was briefly detained after landing in Brisbane on Thursday with his dog, Kobe.The 27-year-old Patterson, who has had seasons in Turkey, Italy and China, has since been released from airport custody. But Kobe was kept in quarantine and was sent home Friday, Australia’s agriculture department said.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 Chrisslast_img read more


first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning persons to desist from dumping waste irresponsibly as this can lead to imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000.In an interview with this publication on Tuesday, Environmental Officer Candacie Thompson zeroed in on mechanics and explained that complaints have been received in the past of these persons dumping waste oil in dangerous ways. She reminded that mechanic shops are required to be authorised by the EPA as she appealed to these shop owners to desist from dumping hazardous waste in ways which could cause damage to the soil and even pose danger to human and possibly marine health.Waste oil dumped carelessly outside a mechanic shop on the East Bank of DemeraraAnother officer, Jasmine Adams, told this publication that persons can be fined up to $100,000 for breaking these laws. She explained, “We have regulations which are basically laws that have to be followed as it relates to waste management and their penalties for disobedience of those laws so littering of a public place there is a fine of $50,000 per person and $100,000 for a business”.It was noted that the EPA usually issues a citation order for clean-up or litter removals to be conducted. If the defendant defies this order, he/she is then taken before the courts.The clean-up order is different from the litter removal order in that two days and 14 days are granted respectively. These orders are issued based on the severity of the situation at hand. But irrespective of these timelines, an officer from the agency will visit the reported location to conduct checks to see whether the order was respected or not.“If you do not then you violate the citation order which is a legal document and it immediately becomes a court situation,” Adams noted.This process, according to her, requires witnesses and evidence, meaning that citizens will not be charged if caught in the act.Instead, a complaint would have to be filed after which an officer will visit the location to investigate. This would see persons in the area being interviewed and the delinquent would even be questioned for the agency to understand why the unlawful activity is being conducted and how often, among others.Subsequent to this investigation, a report would be submitted to the executives, who will determine the way forward.The officer pointed out, “Waste oil is considered a hazardous waste and you have the natural effects whereby you’d have rainfall and the oil would be washed into the drains and it would cause clogging, it would cause pest infestation because mosquitoes and stuff like that dwell where oil is. It does make for a very unsightly environment and it contaminates the waterways and so on”.Adams said that while such complaints are made frequently to the EPA, respondents are usually compliant as they fear being hauled before the courts. She, nevertheless, reported that the agency has seen repeat offenders before. In such cases, the fine is either doubled or tripled “depending on the level of disrespect”. Further, a person can be jailed for three to six months for such offences.last_img read more


first_imgOther hopefuls include South Africa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-captained Gabon while Burundi, the Gambia, Lesotho and the Comoros dream of qualifying for the first time.AFP Sport assesses the eight groups where places are on the line ahead of the first Cup of Nations to feature 24 teams and the first in the modern era to be staged in mid-year.Group BCameroon coach and former Dutch star Clarence Seedorf has lamented a poor goal return — three in five qualifiers — and he will lack suspended Karl Toko Ekambi.The Villarreal striker, who scored twice in La Liga last weekend, is suspended and an injury rules out fellow attacker Vincent Aboubakar.Only a win will suffice for the Comoros and they will lack suspended El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, their chief source of goals.Group CGabon must win in Bujumbura to prevent Burundi creating history and the return of Arsenal star Aubameyang is a timely boost for the underperforming Panthers.Last year, he refused to visit South Sudan because of unhappiness with the condition of the chartered plane and injury ruled him out of the next qualifier, a home loss to Mali.Aubameyang managed only one goal in other qualifiers while his Burundi equivalent, Abdul Razak Fiston, has netted six times.Group DBenin, Togo and the Gambia have varying chances of joining already-qualified Algeria at the biennial African football showcase.The Gambians face a near-impossible task as they would have to win in Algeria and hope Benin and Togo draw 48 hours later.A likelier scenario is Benin and Togo slugging it out in Cotonou with the home team needing a draw while the visitors, who may include veteran Emmanuel Adebayor, must win.Group EThree-time champions Nigeria are already through, leaving perennial underachievers South Africa and Libya to scrap for second place.A draw will suffice for South Africa, who started with a shock away win over Nigeria before a draw in the Seychelles against a team including a pastry chef set them back.Workmanlike Libya have to win and a stunning midweek win for their Olympic team over Nigeria has boosted morale.Group GLeaders Zimbabwe, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and bottom-place Congo Brazzaville are all contenders for two places.Zimbabwe and DR Congo have home advantage over generally poor travellers Congo and Liberia respectively and victories will ensure qualification.Khama Billiat is set to be an attacking threat for Zimbabwe while the Congolese hope the pace of Yannick Bolasie and stealth of Cedric Bakambu can cause damage.Group IAngola hold a two-point advantage over Burkina Faso in an intriguing two-team chase to join first-time qualifiers Mauritania.The Angolans, whose winger Geraldo can unlock the tightest defences, are away to poorly performing Botswana and a win guarantees qualification.But if they slip, 2017 Cup of Nations bronze medallists Burkina Faso can squeeze through by winning at home against Mauritania.Group KTraditional African football minnows Guinea-Bissau can make back-to-back Cup of Nations appearances provided they do not lose at home against Mozambique.Namibia, away to already-eliminated Zambia, will also go to Egypt provided Guinea-Bissau do not lose.The section was expected to be won by 2012 champions Zambia, but three losses eliminated the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) and cost Belgian coach Sven Vandenbroeck his job.Group LUganda have booked their passage to the finals with an unbeaten record and outstanding veteran goalkeeper Denis Onyango has kept five clean sheets.Lesotho lie second despite only one win and three goals from five outings and victory in Cape Verde will take the Crocodiles to the finals for the first time.If Cape Verde triumph, they will qualify unless unpredictable Tanzania obtain maximum points at home to Uganda in an east Africa showdown.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cameroon players happily do some runs during a training session at the camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi on September 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 21 – Defending champions Cameroon are among 21 countries hoping to fill one of 10 places up for grabs this weekend in the final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.The Indomitable Lions will be among the 24 finalists in Egypt this June provided they avoid defeat at home against the Comoros in Yaounde.last_img read more


first_img Dick Advocaat Shell-shocked Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has described his team’s early-season form as “frightening” after seeing them succumb in pitiful fashion for the second successive week.Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Norwich proved even more soul-destroying than the 4-2 opening-day drubbing at Leicester, and left Advocaat desperately searching for a solution with the campaign threatening to unravel before it has begun in earnest.The Black Cats found themselves 3-0 down inside an hour and only academy product Duncan Watmore, making his senior debut as a substitute, provided any ounce of joy on a torrid day with a late consolation strike.Asked if the performance has left him with more questions than answers, the 67-year-old Dutchman, who was due to sit down with his players for a frank exchange of views on Sunday, said: “A lot of questions.“You can lose or lose, but the way we lose is frightening. We discussed it last week and if you see them training, they give everything and many players are playing at the top. But that is not enough.“The strength of our team in the last nine games [of last season] was that we played 4-3-3, everybody knew what to do, the players accepted their roles.“Now probably some players maybe think that they can do more, and they cannot do that. In that way, I have seen a lot and I don’t accept it any more.” 1last_img read more


first_img 2 “It’s positive for the young boys that have the fantastic opportunity to train with us and know what it is to be a United player, the chance to play against fantastic players. And my coaching staff, with three new staff it’s good for them to adapt to my needs and start working in a new reality.”While Pogba is having a post-World Cup break, Alexis Sanchez did not fly out with United for their United States tour at the weekend because of what the club said was a “personal administrative issue” which it was hoped would soon be resolved to allow him to join the party at a later date.Sanchez was absent from the party which headed across the Atlantic on Sunday amid speculation there was an issue with his visa after he accepted a 16-month suspended sentence in Spain over a tax issue.Mourinho said of the Chilean on Wednesday: “It’s really bad and he’s really sad. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho labelled World Cup winning midfielder Paul Pogba “absolutely brilliant” and hopes the player “understands why” he played at the level he did.Pogba helped France win the tournament in Russia and scored in the final where Croatia were defeated 4-2 in Moscow. Mourinho, who left the 25-year-old out of his first XI at times last season, spoke about Pogba on Wednesday in Los Angeles where United are on a pre-season tour.“To win the World Cup can only be a positive thing,” he told manutd.com.“I can only imagine that is only positive, is amazing, is fantastic. So many good players never had the chance to be world champions.“For Paul, I think to be world champion can only be fantastic.“I think the future for him in the French national team, amongst that fantastic group of players, can only be brilliant, and I hope that he understands why he was very good.”Ahead of the club’s first pre-season friendly, against Club America on 20 July, he added: “I think that’s the point about his performance level and his contribution to a winning team – it’s for him to understand why he was so good, especially in the second part of the competition, quarter-finals, semi-finals, the final, where he was, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant.Mourinho also revealed he had tried to stay in touch with the £89m man during the tournament. “I did with Paul what I did with all my players.“I sent a nice message before the World Cup and during it I did not disturb anyone.“They needed to focus on the job for their national team. After the World Cup I sent a different message than to the other guys because he won the competition.”Mourinho, though, said pre-season training is not proving ideal in terms of the senior absentees, which include Pogba. Paul Pogba looks to the skies after France’s World Cup triumph Mourinho is overseeing pre-season training without a number of key players 2last_img read more


first_imgANNIE ALCORNThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospial of Annie Alcorn, Lurgybrack, Horn Head, Dunfanaghy. Removal from the Chapel of Rest today at 3pm going to her home. Funeral service on Thursday afternoon in the Holy Trinity Church, Horn Head Road, Dunfanaghy at 2pm. Burial afterwards in Clonbahorkey Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to ICU, Letterkenny General Hospital  – c/o any Family member. OWNIE McMENAMINThe sudden death has taken place of Ownie McMenamin, Croaghan Heights, Lifford and formerly of Bog Road, Ardara. Remains are reposing at the home of his sister Nancy McGinley at 86 Croaghan Heights, Lifford. Funeral from there tomorrow, Wed, at 10am going to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.KATHLEEN QUINNThe death has taken place at Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy of Mrs Kathleen Quinn formerly of The Glebe, Stranorlar. Removal from Brindley Manor Nursing home today at 3pm going to her home. Funeral from there on Thursday at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church Stranorlar at 11am. Burial afterwards in the family plot at Carndonagh Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am. Family flowers only please. HEDLEY VICKERS STRUTTThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of the Right Honourable Hedley Vickers Strutt, Mulroy House, Carrigart. His remains will lie in state at the Holy Trinity Church, Carrigart today, Tues, between 12 noon and 8pm. Funeral service there tomorrow, Wednesday, morning at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.   DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012 was last modified: March 27th, 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) Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYMARCH 27last_img read more


first_img Tags: Kabon LivingKCCA FConduparaka fcPilsner-FUFA Super 8savio kabugo Onduparaka will take on KCCA FC in the finals (file photo)Pilsner-FUFA Super 8 2018 – Second semi-final:Onduparaka 1 (5) – 1 (4) SC Villa JogooGreenLight Stadium, AruaTuesday, 21-08-2018Arua – Onduparaka FC edged SC Villa 1-0 on Eid day to book a date with KCCA FC in the inaugural Pilsner super 8 final.The West Nile based Club won the tie via penalty shots outs 5-4 after a one all draw in normal time to hand Asaph Mwebaze his first victory since taking over.Onduparaka took the first half lead through  the left back Living Kabon while the visitors equalized with a header four minutes from time thanks to former Proline centre back Savio Kabugo.Living Kabon, Dennis Okot Oola, Rashid Toha, Viane Ssekajugo and goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato were on target for the Catarpillars.Ambrose Kirya, Savio Kabugo, Habibu Kavuma and Manco Kaweesa scored for Moses Basena’s Villa but Kenneth Ssebuliba missed as the 16 time record league champions lost 4-5 in the shoot-out.The caterpillars had previously overcame new recruits Ndejje University 4-3 to qualify for semifinals while their finals’ opponents Kcca ejected Nyamitobora 4-0 at the Star Times Stadium ,Lugogo in the other semifinal.Comments last_img read more


first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThis story originally appeared on Dec. 19, 1999CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Not far from Ericsson Stadium, not long before the Carolina Panthers kicked off against the 49ers, the body of Cherica Adams was laid to rest.At neither locale, the stadium nor the cemetery, or at the Victory Christian Center church, was there any sign Saturday of Rae Carruth. The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver was in a Tennessee jail cell, …last_img read more