COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews gave his backing yesterday to spin bowler Tharindu Kaushal despite a ban for one of his bowling actions, raising the prospect of him being selected for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Kaushal’s way of bowling a “doosra” – a ball delivered with an off spinner’s action, but which spins away from a right-handed batsman – because it exceeds the level of allowed elbow flexion. However, the ICC cleared the 22-year-old Kaushal to bowl his stock ball, the off spin.Mathews said that he and the team management hoped to rectify Kaushal’s doosra action and have it cleared as well. The two-Test series between the two sides starts on October 14.”We strongly believe that Tharindu Kaushal is a very valuable player in the side. There is no problem with his off spin and we hope to rectify his doosra and have it cleared as well,” Mathews told a news conference. “We have a lot of trust in him.”Both teams are in transition after the retirement of many experienced players.
JAKARTA—Three days removed from a loss to China, Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao is growing confident after every practice, not because of the talent in the team, but because of the cohesion his players are achieving.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Faced with far tougher foes, SEAG gold medalist Tabal won’t be ‘wanting in fight’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Korea has waylaid its first three foes by an average of 35 points, hitting 15 triples against Thailand two days ago to highlight its talent from afar.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments “The way they are playing and developing cohesion, I think things are even this time going into the game against South Korea,” Guiao said after practice on Friday at GSMB gym here as the Nationals try to get to their sharpest form and deal with a country that has inflicted some of the most painful losses in Philippine basketball history.Guiao also said that the presence of Jordan Clarkson alone has redefined how the other countries are taking Gilas here, most especially after narrowly losing to China, 82-80, last Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We weren’t as efficient as we wanted to be against China,” Guiao said. “It was, after all, Jordan’s first game since the NBA Finals with Cleveland. So we’re expecting a little more efficiency in the Korea game.”Guiao said that Saturday and Sunday will be spent plotting defensive schemes how to cover naturalized Korean center Ricardo Ratliffe. “The [coaching] staff will discuss on whether to double team him or give him single coverage.” LATEST STORIES “We take a big gamble doubling him because he opens up the outside gunners,” Guiao said.That quarterfinal match happens Monday at Gelora Bung Karno’s Basketball Hall at 10 a.m. (11 a.m. in Manila) and the Philippines will have to take the first step in scaling not just the Great Wall, but the veritable Mount Everest if the Filipinos are to win gold.“Size-wise, we are almost the same,” he added. “Ratliffe is better and stronger than any of our big men, but I don’t think they (Koreans) have an answer for Jordan Clarkson. It’s up for us to maximize that.”Should the Philippines survive Korea, it is likely that the next enemy will be many-time Asian champion Iran in the Final Four before getting another shot at the 7-foot-2 Zhou Qi and the Chinese for the gold medal.The Koreans, to whom Guiao lost to while handling a different PH team in the Fiba Asia Championship in Tianjin, China, in 2009, swept their first three classification round matches as expected and are the deadliest in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Indonesia is ready to host the Olympics,” Madang told The Associated Press. “What we need now is support from all the Indonesian people and the international community.”Widodo, who is campaigning for re-election, made a surprise announcement of plans to bid for the 2032 games after the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang co-hosted the 18th Asian Games in August, and the process has gathered momentum. The Olympics have never been held in Southeast Asia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThere were doubts Indonesia could successfully host the Asian Games, an event involving more than 10,000 athletes, but its reasonably smooth execution was praised by the IOC, paving the way for a tilt at even bigger sports events.India is planning to bid for the 2032 games and North and South Korea have confirmed an intention to launch a joint bid. Australia and Russia have also expressed interest. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. (Photo by Arief Bagus / AFP)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation.Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and the national Olympic committee were delivered to the International Olympic Committee’s president in Lausanne last week by Indonesia’s ambassador to Switzerland.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Tiger Woods, Novak Djokovic, Lindsey Vonn win Laureus World Sports Awards Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Problems with the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, a developing country that like Indonesia suffers endemic corruption, may count against the chances of the Indonesian bid.By some estimates it cost Brazil about $20 billion to host the Olympics, the kind of bill that is likely to raise objections in Indonesia, despite projections it will be among the world’s 10 biggest economies by 2030 with a population nearing 300 million.Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympics. Paris and Los Angeles have already been selected to host the following two games, in 2024 and 2028, respectively.___ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers
By Devina SamarooRanks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) braved the heavy downpours on Thursday afternoon as they marched onto the muddy tarmac of the incomplete D’Urban Park arena to receive their honorary medals from the Commander-in-Chief David Granger.One by one, President Granger handed out medals to a total of 120 ranks who stood resolutely at attention in the pouring rain as the band played a series of national songs.Also in attendance were Government Ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and other members of the Disciplined Services.Ranks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) braved the heavy downpours to receive their honorary medals from President David GrangerThe shedless bleachers also accommodated a handful of persons who had turned out to witnesses the annual medal presentation parade.After receiving their medals, the ranks marched off and the parade continued as the band took centre stage.The beating retreat lasted for approximately 15 minutes until the flag party marched on to begin the lowering of the Golden Arrowhead that was swaying wildly in the night sky.The medalsThe Military Efficiency Medal is awarded to serving members of the GDF who have completed 10 years of service with good conduct and are approved by the Chief-of-Staff following recommendation by the Medal Awards Committee. This Medal is made of nickel, circular in shape and measures 35mm in diameter. On the obverse of the Medal is the Cacique Crown in the centre which is encircled by the inscription “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”, while on the reverse, there are two crossed swords and the words ‘Military Efficiency Medal’.The Border Defence Medal is awarded to serving members of the GDF and the GPF who would have had cumulative service on a border location in excess of one year and are approved by the Chief-of-Staff/ Police Commissioner following recommendation by the Medal Awards Committee. Similarly, this Medal is made of nickel, circular in shape and measures 35mm in diameter. On the obverse of the Medal is the Cacique Crown in the centre which is encircled by the inscription “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”, while on the reverse, there is a circular image of Mount Ayanganna on which is planted the Golden Arrowhead; at the base of the depiction of Mount Ayanganna are bushes and water.The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is awarded to serving members of the Disciplined Services for 15 years of continuous service with good conduct and approved by the Police Commissioner following recommendation by the Medal Awards Committee. The obverse of the Medal is similar to the others, while the reverse displays a key, a baton and an axe with the words ‘For Long Service and Good Conduct’ inscribed.
The Government of Liberia regrets the mayhem, looting and destruction which occurred on the Golden Veroleum Oil Plantation in Butaw, Sinoe County, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.As expected, this act of violence, looting and the wanton destruction of properties will not go unpunished.The violence in Butaw does not only threaten our peace and security, it undermines our collective livelihood, and unfairly portrays our country as an unsafe destination for foreign investment. Together, we have all worked too hard to return our country to an enviable place for foreign and domestic investmentsin order to create much-needed jobs and improve the living conditions of our people. Accordingly, we will decisively and effectively resist any effort by anyone or any group to either alter our course or reverse our collective progress.As such, the Ministry of Justice through the Liberia National Police has begun a thorough search and seizure operation in Butaw for the looted properties of the GVL. Wherever they are properly identified and found, the homeowners will be arrested and the looted properties retrieved, logged and returned to the company. All personssaid to be responsible for the Butaw Mayhem are being arrested and willbe prosecuted in keeping with the law. The Justice Ministry has also been instructed to pursue the additional charge of economic sabotage against such persons wherever applicable.The relevant authorities have also been directed to work with GVL in a full assessment of the damage to the concession. Consistent with the practice of this administration, when determined and agreed, the cost of the assessed damage will be offset by the social and or county development funds of Sinoe.Let it also be known that the Liberian Government takes seriously its commitments to all international protocols, as well as acceptable procedures and practices. However, this Government will not accept the misuse or abuse of international protocolsto undermine its sovereign duties and responsibilities thereby making it difficult, if not impossible,for the Government to meet the needs and fulfill the expectations of its people.Especially in this regard, we reject the creeping abuseof well-intentioned international protocols such as those provided for by the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)by individuals or groups of individuals whose intentions are wholly selfish and seeks to undermine the economic wellbeing of our country and its people.Meanwhile, the Vice President, Ambassador Joseph NyumaBoakai will remain actively seized of this matter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
But Barbara O’Connor, a political analyst at California State University, Sacramento, noted that many measures have a narrow scope. “The ridiculous part is 48 new members trying to get bills under their belt so they can demonstrate to constituents that they’re doing things,” O’Connor said. Among lawmakers’ top priorities this year are reforming the health care system, furthering the fight against global warming, reforming the prison system and passing an on-time balanced budget. Other measures likely to foster debate include legalizing gay marriage, permitting illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and allowing physician-assisted suicide. Bills introduced by the greater San Fernando Valley delegation include breaking up the Los Angeles Unified School District; banning lamps that use incandescent light bulbs; expanding the use of alternative fuels; and raising the age for kindergarten admission. SACRAMENTO – With the deadline now passed for introducing new bills, San Fernando Valley area lawmakers this year have spelled out a broad legislative agenda that ranges from breaking up Los Angeles Unified to banning incandescent light bulbs. As the Friday 5 p.m. deadline for introducing bills approached, the Capitol was frantic with activity as lobbyists and interest groups prowled the hallways in search of authors for their proposals. In all, legislators in both houses have introduced about 1,800 measures since the session began in December. The bills include measures that show California leading the nation in innovations and legislating in areas where the federal government has not. Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, and Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, have introduced bills to break up the LAUSD into districts of no more than 50,000 students. Runner said the effort is on hold, awaiting a resolution in court to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s blocked effort to take partial control of the district. “Right now the school district, with the size that it is, cannot be accountable to the voters,” Runner said. “I believe school districts should be operated and overseen by elected officials from communities and neighborhoods.” Runner has also introduced a bill to authorize the design-build method of construction on public highway projects. The method involves using the same firm to oversee a project from blueprint to construction and is controversial because it could potentially take work away from state engineers. Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-West Hollywood, has authored a measure to require that half of all cars sold in California after 2012 run on alternative fuels. The bill is one of several introduced this year aimed at advancing the fight against global warming, building on the work of a major environmental bill, AB 32, approved last year. “(Reducing vehicle emissions) I think is a very important element in California’s attack on global warming,” Feuer said. “It leads to reductions of air pollution in our communities, and obviously promotes other goals as well.” Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, has proposed a law to ban the sale of lamps that use incandescent bulbs by 2012. Levine has also proposed a bill aimed at preventing cruelty to elephants, similar to a measure he introduced last session. Several local legislators have measures dealing with illegal immigration. Smyth has proposed a bill requiring bidders seeking state contracts to demonstrate that all of their employees are properly documented. While the past week has been hectic, Smyth said, it has been exciting for him as a freshman legislator. “You feel like, this is the first real taste of what it is we’re here to do,” Smyth said. MediaNews Staff Writer Kate Folmar contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 446-6723 AT A GLANCE Among the more notable bills this session from Los Angeles lawmakers: LAUSD: SB 69, by Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, and AB 146, by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, would break up Los Angeles Unified School District into smaller districts of no more than 50,000 students each. Light bulbs: AB 722, by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, would ban the sale of lamps using incandescent light bulbs in California by 2012 in an effort to favor more energy-efficient fluorescent lighting. Driver’s licenses: SB 60, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in California. Illegal immigrants’ tuition: SB 268, by Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, would prohibit illegal immigrants from being eligible for resident tuition rates at state colleges and universities. Kindergarten admission age: AB 683, by Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, would raise the age at which children are eligible to enter kindergarten by three months.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Micheal could need a lifejacket going for a pint of milk to the shops.Local election candidate Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbauig has always been one to paddle his own canoe.But going for a paddle in his own canoe to highlight the state of West Donegal’s roads goes above and beyond the call of duty.This road at Arland is in such a bad state of repair that ten families find it impassable most days because of the number of potholes. Micheal says Donegal County Council has classified the road as private and so it will be a long time before the road is addressed.He is now calling for a reintroduction of the Local Improvement Scheme which catered for non-pubic road repairs.“This road is in a terrible state and these potholes are just unacceptable.“People cannot just be ignored like this when the road is classified as private. People have a basic right to transport when they are paying road tax,” he said. THE COUNCIL ‘CANOE’ LEAVE OUR ROADS IN THIS CONDITION! was last modified: February 1st, 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:canoeDonegal County CouncilpotholesWest Donegal
Joel Campbell is ready to fight for his Arsenal future.The forward has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer after failing to nail down a spot in the first-team.Clubs in Spain are now tracking Campbell but he insists he is instead focused on continuing his career with Arsenal.“I have had a good holiday and now I am happy to train, to return strong, to prepare myself well in this preseason for the new campaign for which I have high expectations and I will fight with everything to have the opportunity to play and to show what I can give,” Campbell told his official website.“Last season was my first full season with the team from start to finish and to me it was a very productive time, I played 30 games and that was very important for me and made me mature a lot.“I could show what I’m made of, and at last the team and the fans were happy with what I have done.“There are always rumours, but I don’t talk about those things. I focus on doing my thing, which is to train day to day, to fight and to try to give my best.” Joel Campbell has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer 1
ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEGLENEA SHOCK KILDRUM Glenea United will meet Bonagee United in the final of the Knockalla Caravans Cup in a fortnight’s time after they shocked Ulster Senior League outfit Kildrum Tigers in their semi final tie today at Station Road, St Johnston. Glenea United who won the Donegal Premier League last weekend in a penalty shoot-out against Gwedore Celtic took the lead shortly after half time through Darren McGeever. The Tigers with home advantage on their side responded quickly and got an equaliser from Gavin Doherty, but mid way through the second half Glenea were awarded a penalty and McFadden made no mistake from 12 yards out to book their final spot.COCKHILL EARLY LEADERSElsewhere this weekend, Cockhill Celtic are the early leaders of this seasons Ulster Senior League after they travelled to Dry Arch Park, Bonagee and came away with a 4-1 victory over Peter Moran’s Bonagee United. On Wednesday night Fanad United joined Letterkenny Rovers on 6 points after they defeated the Rovers by 2 goals to 1, Mark Harkin put Rovers ahead but goals from Seimi Friel and Eunan Kelly gave Fanad all three points.Last night Drumkeen United-who are in FAI Cup action next Friday night against League of Ireland outfit Bohemians, drew 3-3 with Swilly Rovers. A goal from Sean Ferry and a Richie Moore brace for Drumkeen were cancelled out by strikes from Marty McDaid, Keith Hegarty and the evergreen Michael McHugh.RESULTS4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUELetterkenny Rovers 1-2 Fanad UnitedDrumkeen United 3-3 Swilly RoversBonagee United 1-4 Cockhill Celtic KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP SEMI FINALKildrum Tigers 1-2 Glenea UnitedULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONESwilly Rovers 1-3 Kildrum Tigers Drumkeen United P-P Letterkenny Rovers(game on Mon 21st May7pm)USL TABLE P W D L F A GD PTSCockhill Celtic 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9Letterkenny Rovers 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6Fanad United 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6Derry City 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6Kildrum Tigers 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3Drumkeen United 4 0 1 3 4 9 -5 1Swilly Rovers 3 0 1 2 4 11 -7 1Buncranna Hearts 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0Bonagee United 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE – REPORTS, RESULTS AND TABLE was last modified: May 20th, 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:Ulster Senior League
BUNCRANA CLG NOTESBuncrana GAA wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year.Saturday, 18th December 2015 saw the visit of Santa to The Scarvey and it proved to be a very popular visit. Many thanks to all the helpers and to Pixcam and Mickeys Fun Clun for their help.*Club Meeting. A meeting for all club members will take place in Seomra Eamon on 23rd December at 8pm. All members are asked to attend.Senior Football.Buncrana have appointed a new manager for 2016. Robert Farren will take over as Senior Football manager in 2016. Robert, a native of Malin, comes with a wealth of experience at both club and inter-county level. We wish Robert all the best in the year ahead.National Club Draw Remember that the National Club Draw tickets are now available from any club member. All proceeds go back towards the club and are a pivotal part of club fund raising. Please try to sell or buy a ticket where possible. Prizes are second to none.Christmas Hamper Draw.Congratulations to Jacqueline Deery, winner of our Christmas Hamper. Thanks to all who helped in selling tickets.Club AGM.Following the club AGM, MR Chris Walsh was voted in as Buncrana Club Chairman, taking over from Sean Clerkin. As Sean sets off into the sunset we wish him well and thank him for his work over the last number of years as Club Chair and Senior Football Manager.2016 see the following appointments:President: Denis BonnerChairman : Chris Walsh Vice-Chair: Laurence HegartySecretary: Claire Mc Carron Ass Sec: Grainne Mc CarronTreasurer: Colm Mc Colgan Ass Tres: Cathy Mc CarronPRO: Dermot Kenny Ass PRO: Elaine CoyleRegistrar: Grainne Mc Carron Child Protection: Roisin DohertyASAP: Aine Daly Dev Officer: Sean ClerkinChildren’s Officer: Gary Duffy GAA NEWS: FARREN TO TAKE OVER AS BUNCRANA SENIOR MANAGER was last modified: December 21st, 2015 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:Buncrana GAA notesdonegalGAA