Allen leads fightback

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Rookie Fabian Allen struck his second half-century in as many matches to hand Jamaica Scorpions a lifeline on the second day of their ninth-round game against Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday.Trailing by 167 runs on first innings, Scorpions found themselves in dire straits at 150 for six in their second innings, before the 21-year-old Allen arrived to stroke an unbeaten 72 and revive the innings.At the close at the Arnos Vale Stadium, the visitors were fighting back on 249 for eight a lead of only 82 runs heading into today’s penultimate day.Earlier, veteran left-hander Devon Smith carved out his second hundred in three matches and the 29th of an illustrious first-class career, to lift Volcanoes to 223 for nine declared.The 35-year-old, resuming on 66 with his side on 181 for six, finished on exactly 100 not out in a knock that consumed 253 balls in just over five hours, and included 12 boundaries.Captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller was the best bowler with five for 58.SCOREBOARDScoreboard of the second day of the ninth round game in the Regional four-day championship between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Jamaica Scorpions at the Arnos Vale Stadium here Saturday:SCORPIONS 1st Innings 56VOLCANOES 1st Innings(overnight 181 for six)D. Smith not out 100S. Shillingford lbw b Miller 3L. Edwards c Blackwood b Bulli 2D. Johnson lbw b Miller 0*L. Sebastian not out 0Extras (b7, lb6, nb1) 14Total (9 wkts decl., 88 overs) 223Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-24, 3-128, 4-136, 5-171, 6-180, 7-196, 8-217, 9-218.Bowling: Taylor 13-4-34-0 (nb1), Green 11-2-35-2, Miller 36-15-58-5, Bulli 19-2-59-1, Campbell 7-0-19-1, Allen 2-0-5-0.SCORPIONS 2nd InningsJ. Campbell c Lesporis b Mayers 7T. Griffith c Mayers b Shillingford 29J. Blackwood c Theophile b Mayers 2P. Palmer c (sub) Pope b Johnson 46O. Williams c Robinson b Shillingford 10+D. Thomas c Theophile b Shillingford 42F. Allen not out 72D. Green lbw b Shillingford 13D. Bulli c Robinson b Shillingford 17Extras (b6, lb2, w2, nb1) 11Total (8 wkts, 71.1 overs) 248Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-21, 3-66, 4-78, 5-140, 6-150, 7-198, 8-249.Bowling: Johnson 11-0-44-1, Mayers 13-1-36-2, Shillingford 28.1-7-83-5, Edwards 16-2-60-0, Theophile 2-0-9-0, Fletcher 1-0-9-0.Position: Scorpions lead by 82 runs overall.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: D Butler, L Reifer.last_img read more

NU gets UAAP badminton five-peat after another perfect season

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Utah Jazz will keep guard Mitchell for 2019-20 campaign Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES National University became the most successful men’s badminton program after capturing their fifth straight championship Friday in the Season 81 tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Ros Lee Pedrosa carved out a 21-17, 21-14 win over JM Bernardo in the opening singles before Minuluan bested Michael Clemente, 21-12, 21-14, in the second singles to put NU ahead.Alvin Morada and Alem Palmares then sealed the title for the Bulldogs by beating Betong Pineda and Harvey Tungul, 21-15, 21-17, in the first doubles.Morada and Palmares, also in their final year in NU, are previous MVP winners.Kyle Legaspi, who carried UP to its second straight Finals appearance by winning the deciding singles in their step-ladder duel with Ateneo, was named the Rookie of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Bulldogs capped another perfect season with a 3-0 romp of University of the Philippines in Game 3 of the Finals, extending their streak to 43 ties dating back from 2014.“We have a great team bonding. This is our final year so I really pushed to get the our goal of five-peat. This win is for NU,” said Mike Minuluan, one of the five graduating players who claimed the season MVP honors.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“We just helped each other. It’s all about teamwork,” he added.The Bulldogs have won six championships overall in the last seven seasons. View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

November 12 is Local Govt Elections

first_imgThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is expected to kick-start final preparations for the hosting of Local Government Elections (LGE), after it was announced that the polls would be held on November 12 this year.Communities Minister Ronald BulkanThe announcement was made by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on Thursday while addressing the 12th Annual National Toshaos Council (NTC) Conference, which is ongoing at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.“Local Government Elections will again be held later this year, in November of this year, and in fact, though I haven’t made a public announcement before and it was not my intention to do so. An order issued by me is expected to be gazetted today naming November 12 to be the date when Local Government Elections will be held,” the Minister said.This year’s Local Government polls are said to mark the first time in Guyana’s history that successive elections are held. After being held in 1994, Local Government polls were next held in 2016 – one year after the current Administration took office.Some $2.9 billion has been allocated for the elections with an additional $500,000 brought over from last year.“It speaks to the commitment and the sincerity and the determination of this Administration to honour pledges given by it when we were in Opposition to rebuild this broken and damaged system of Local Government that we inherited,” Minister Bulkan posited.In preparation, for the LGE later this year, GECOM has already commenced countrywide registration to ensure that all eligible citizens will be able to exercise their democratic right to vote. The process commenced on May 21 and will run until July 15, 2018. Meanwhile, the Commission’s Voters’ Education Division is also active, raising awareness on LGE.GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson told this publication last month that while the preparations have commenced, the body was awaiting the announcement of the date to roll out other aspects.“There are some things that have to be done by so and so time, but everybody awaiting with abated breath for the Minister to announce the date, because that would give us a time range when to start doing certain things. But whatever has to be in place is in place already,” Justice Patterson noted.Local Government polls are held in Guyana using a Mixed Electoral System of Proportional Representation and First-Past-the-Post. Fifty per cent or half of the number of Councillors of each Local Authority Area will be elected through the Proportional Representation component and the other 50 per cent through the First-Past-the-Post or constituency component.last_img read more

Canada advocates for free, fair elections in Guyana

first_imgAs the time draws closer for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), the Canadian Government through its High Commission in Guyana is advocating for free and fair elections locally.Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Lillian Chatterjee said that Canada has always been supportive of free elections in Guyana and would advocate for this to continue.“I know a lot of people turn to me and say we need Canada there to ensure that the elections are going to be free and fair, and we certainly will advocate for free and fair elections,” she stated.On that note, Chatterjee said that Canada welcomed the fact that Guyana was committed to LGE, especially given that it was the second time in almost 20 years that the country was holding such an election.She said, “It’s important because it allows the citizens of Guyana to have more decentralised management in terms of municipalities and councils. And it brings the decision making closer to home so that not everything happens in the capital and they have more of a say over issues that affect their daily lives.”GECOM Headquarters, Kingston, GeorgetownThe Canadian diplomat said that Canada would be present for the LGE and would continue to serve as an observer for general elections. As such, she committed her country to being here in 2020.Chatterjee acknowledged the importance of international partners such as Canada being present during elections in Guyana, to ensure that the results were not compromised and that all elections were fair.During the last LGE, Canada donated CD$20,000 to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The funds were used to purchase several pieces of equipment, including public address systems. It helped to aid in fostering greater inclusion, civic responsibility, empowerment and participation of the citizenry.While a commitment has been made by Canada and other countries, there are already major concerns with the electoral process in advance of LGE, mainly raised by the Opposition.ConcernsThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP), through one of its constituency candidates in Berbice, has filed legal proceedings against GECOM and an individual to have the names fraudulently affixed to the backer’s lists for LGE in the Ancient County removed. The PPP is challenging on the grounds that the said decision was unlawful, illegal, and unreasonable and was in violation of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act.The document cites the individual’s alleged refusal to withdraw the applicant’s name and the names of 49 other electors. It said unless the names were withdrawn, the election in the Local Authority Area would be tainted with “illegality and fraud”. The matter is fixed for hearing before Justice Navindra Singh on October 11, 2018. The attorneys representing the candidate are Adrian Anamayah, Ian Anamayah and Anil Nandlall.The PPP announced recently also that it would not contest one seat in the Wakenaam Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) at the November 12 LGE, having withdrawn its list of candidates because a number of the names of nominators were either dead or they no longer lived in the area.PPP General Secretary and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said his party only pulled out from contesting one of the nine constituencies in Wakenaam, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) – Constituency Two, Rush Brook/Maria Johanna, which has 185 listed electors. The PPP/Civic will still be contesting the other eight constituencies and Proportional Representation seats.However, the PPP/C has sought to point out that the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) and the United Republican Party of Guyana (URP), on the other hand, have had allegations of fraud and other improprieties levelled against them in 42 of 80 NDCs, but have done nothing to this effect.At Crabwood Creek, Corriverton, Number 63 and Whim Villages in Berbice, a total of 202 persons objected to the fraudulent inclusion of their names on lists of backers. Similar claims were made at La Grange, La Jalousie and Canal Polder in West Bank Demerara by dozens of persons.The Party also has a legal matter pending. It has called for the legal challenge against the unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson be expedited before the holding of LGE.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has said the issues which the case raises strike at the heart of constitutional democracy and are intricately connected to peace, order and good governance in the country. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Newt cheated on wife while attacking Clinton

first_imgWidely considered a mastermind of the Republican revolution that swept Congress in the 1994 elections, Gingrich remains wildly popular among many conservatives. He has repeatedly placed near the top of Republican presidential polls recently, even though he has not formed a campaign. Gingrich has said he is waiting to see how the Republican field shapes up before deciding in the fall whether to run. Reports of extramarital affairs have dogged him for years as a result of two messy divorces, but he has refused to discuss them publicly. Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues, divorced his second wife, Marianne, in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged Gingrich’s relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is. His first marriage, to his former high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, ended in divorce in 1981. Although Gingrich has said he doesn’t remember it, Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery. WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group. “The honest answer is yes,” Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. “There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There’s certainly times when I’ve fallen short of God’s standards.” Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton’s infidelity. “The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge,” the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton’s 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges. “I drew a line in my mind that said, `Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept … perjury in your highest officials.” Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce. Gingrich’s congressional career ended in 1998 when he abruptly resigned from Congress after poor showings from Republicans in elections and after being reprimanded by the House ethics panel over charges that he used tax-exempt funding to advance his political goals.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

NYS vacates Korogocho football ground

first_imgThe CS further directed the NYS to rehabilitate a community building bordering the field, which had been occupied by the NYS personnel who have been carrying out community service in the area.On other issues raised by the area youth pertaining to the management of the field, after various groups laid claim, the CS directed the local government administration to find a lasting solution.Kids playing at the Korogocho playing ground that was occupied by NYS.Korogocho based football academy Acakoro was handed a priceless gift last Monday when President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the NYS to vacate from the piece of land they had occupied eating up into almost half of the team’s training ground.Acakoro, famed for its U-11 side’s victory over Barcelona in the Donauauen Cup in 2016 had been forced to either train in shifts in the squeezed field or seek alternatives, thus hindering their training regime.The President directed that the NYS vacate the field, asking Cabinet Secretary for Gender and Youth Margaret Kobia who was present to ensure that is followed up and the same is implemented.“The young man I was sitting next to tells me their pitch in Korogocho was taken away by the NYS and now we have agreed today and madam CS is there, she will rectify that situation.President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks at State House, Nairobi during the FIFA World Cup trophy tour luncheon. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNYS will relocate to a new place and make sure you fix their field and you sort it out so that they are able to play their game,” President Kenyatta said, directing the orders to Kobia.The President was speaking during the hosting of the FIFA World Cup trophy at State House in Nairobi where Acakoro was one of the teams invited for the event.The Director General of NYS Richard Ndubai, who accompanied the CS, said work on the playground was to start immediately and take about one week to complete both assignments.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia addressing the residents of Korogocho.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order, the National Youth Service (NYS) has vacated the football ground it had occupied in Korogocho, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia announced on Thursday.Kobia also directed the NYS to level the field, plant grass and put goal posts immediately so that the area youth can begin to host tournaments in Korogocho.last_img read more

FAMILY IS THE NAME OF GAME FOR NEW LETTERKENNY BUSINESS OWNER

first_imgThe Kellys’ Centra Store located on the N56 at Mountain Top, Letterkenny opposite Highland Radio is now under the new ownership of local man Mairtin Kelly.Mairtin is married to Angie who hails from Glenswilly and is the daughter of Grace and Charlie Jack Mc Daid. Mairtin and Angie have three kids, Oisin aged 3 and twins Aine and Seanan, aged 17 months – so this really is a family run business. They know how difficult it is at present trying to stretch a family budget and get good quality and value whether it’s your weekly shop or your weekly treat to eat out with the Kids. You will get all this at Kelly’s Centra & Mountain Top Restaurant.Mairtin has a very successful retail career behind him having worked locally for a number of years in various Centra retail outlets.Such was his success with the local stores that Mairtin moved rapidly through the ranks to senior management positions and was quickly promoted by Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland to the post of Regional Manager for Centra in the North west.He now intends to bring all those years of dedication and experience to his new store at Mountain Top for the benefit of all customers and for the local community. Mairtin expressed his huge appreciation to the many loyal customers who have stayed with the store during the last number of difficult trading years. He speaks highly of his forty staff who also have remained loyal and dedicated whilst delivering excellent customer service under the guidance of Manager Chris Toland , ably assisted by Restaurant Head Chef Leah McNulty.Customers will already notice a number of improvements in the design and layout of the store.These are to be followed by up by major redesigns in the near future including their new Web Site and more about these later.The restaurant has also undergone a significant makeover and in addition we have new menus and special offers to suit every customers Budget. Substantial renovations are also planned for the bar and restaurant area.A newly refurbished private function and meeting room is available and ideally suited for small parties such as Christmas Parties, 21st birthdays, Christening’s, retirement functions and all types of get togethers!As part of its commitment to the local community in Donegal and to Irish jobs and suppliers, 75% of goods sold in store is either produced or sourced in Ireland. The total purchases of Irish goods and services made by Musgrave on behalf of its retail partners in Centra and Supervalu are worth over €2.6bn to the Irish economy each year. Mairtin is also passionate in supporting local indigenous Donegal jobs and suppliers with direct purchasing and promotion locally and nationally.EndsFAMILY IS THE NAME OF GAME FOR NEW LETTERKENNY BUSINESS OWNER was last modified: October 31st, 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:Kelly’s Centra Storeletterkennylast_img read more

TOP DONEGAL TALENT TO FEATURE ON NEW CHARITY ALBUM

first_imgWELL-known musicians and singers from all over Donegal have lent their talents to a new charity album being launched at Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny on Saturday, November 3.Seán Feeny brings together some of the county’s greatest talent together on the new album Northern Soul which is raising funds for GROW Mental Health Movement (Donegal branch) and the North West Simon Community.In his early twenties Seán toured with bands such as Westlife and Irish Country star Derek Ryan and his former band D-Side, but Northern Soul is his very first solo album and was three years in the making. Northern Soul brings you Motown and Soul classics but with a never before heard blend of Irish folk and traditional sounds.The album features all-time classics from the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Shirelles, Al Green and many more and will have you singing along to hits such as What’s Going On, Soul Man and Reach Out I’ll Be There.Produced by well-known Donegal singer songwriter Mark Black, the album features renowned musicians talent from all around the county and was mastered by Orri McBrearty at Attica Sound in Termon, owned by Tommy McLaughlin (The Villagers).Top fiddle players featured are Matt McGranaghan from Castlefinn, Falcarragh’s Theresa Kavanagh and hot shot trad trio Fidíl – Damien McGeehan (Ardara), Aidan O’Donnell (Dunkineely) and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh from Gaoth Dobhair. Featuring on the night of the launch is Denise Boyle (Glenties), On double bass is Michael Gillespie (Sontas), bass is played by Letterkenny’s Brendan McGlynn while the ukulele is played by Declan McClafferty of In Their Thousands and mandolin is thanks to Orri McBrearty from Castlefinn (Heads of State).Also featured are former All-Ireland winning uilleann piper Martin Crossin, Letterkenny flute player Trudy O’Donnell, Ramelton piano player Lisa Montgomery, renowned Letterkenny drummer Don Ponsonby (The Mindbenders).There many guest vocalists featured including Tommy Callaghan (Heads of State), Fallon Crossan from Lifford, Strabane’s David Oliver, Karol Harvey (Sontas) and not least the wonderful Henry Girls from Malin.Seán said: “I am very privileged to have so many wonderful singers and musicians, whom I am honoured to call friends, featuring on this album.“Without their generosity and willingness to help this album would never have been possible and wouldn’t have turned out the way it did.” Seán Feeny’s Northern Soul will be launched with a big concert at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Saturday, November 3. For more information and ticket bookings contact the An Grianán box office on Tel 07491 20777.The album will be on sale at the launch or to find out further outlets where Northern Soul will be on sale log on to www.facebook.com/seanfeenysnorthernsoulTOP DONEGAL TALENT TO FEATURE ON NEW CHARITY ALBUM was last modified: October 22nd, 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:An Grianan TheatreNorthern SoulSean Feenylast_img read more

Wednesday’s QPR quiz: The West Ham connection

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New Panama Canal offers new opportunities for U.S. agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Almost one-third of U.S. corn, wheat and soybeans now transit the Panama Canal to reach Asian markets. Now, with the new $6 billion Panama Canal expansion completed, cargo capacity will double and could shorten travel distance from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Asia by some 5,000 nautical miles and seven to nine days.“The original canal, which was complete 102 years ago, has been well maintained but the size of the locks no longer met the needs of global commerce, especially the size of ships,” said Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, who was in Panama for the Grand Opening of the expansion at the end of June. “For the Panama Canal to remain relevant in the 21st Century this new canal and the new larger locks were necessary.”The larger ships, now able to use the Panamanian shortcut, will add additional revenue producing freight which will ultimately reduce the cost, per bushel, to American agriculture’s eventual customer.“The new canal really has the potential to enhance the economics of a host of industries and we feel that agriculture is one of them,” Steenhoek said.Economically speaking, the day of the ground breaking for the new canal expansion 10 years ago and the day that it opened for business are much different. This is a concern for canal investors.“Even after the retraction of the global economy in 2008, we’re still trying to dig ourselves out of it,” Steenhoek said. “The Panama Canal also has competition to keep in mind and currently they do not have an elevated negotiating position with their customers, so they’ll have to really work to remain competitive which is also good for agriculture in the U.S.”With the expansion of the Panama Canal, American commodities like corn and soybeans will be loaded from the key export region of the Mississippi Gulf at almost double the rate, almost 2 million bushels more per vessel, then ships that traveled the original canal.“When you’re operating in a commodity industry like agriculture there’s not a lot of product differentiation between what we produce in the U.S. and what is produced in South America,” Steenhoek said. “Success is largely a function of being able to get products to our customers at the lowered cost and the most reliable fashion. The Panama Canal expansion will help preserve our competitive advantage.”last_img read more