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Miller magic – Spinner leads Scorpions to win over Volcanoes

first_imgJamaica Scorpions, on the back of a Man-of-the-Match bowling performance from spinner Nikita Miller, registered a close 30-run win over Windward Islands Volcanoes inside three days of their WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park yesterday. The ever-reliable Miller, who claimed four for 67 in the first innings, returned on the third day to take five for 46 in the second, as the Windwards set a modest victory target of 175, and were bowled out for 145. The victory, however, was not smooth, as after resuming the day on five without loss, Jamaica had to rally from 25 for seven, before being dismissed for 128 in their second innings. This was to go with 259 made in their first innings to which the Volcanoes had responded with 212. “It was a good team effort, and hats off to the bowlers, they got the job done for us,” surmised Paul Palmer, captain of Jamaica. “We were in a spot, and thanks to Miller and John Campbell, and the others, we were able to stick to the task.” Starting the day with a lead of 52 runs, the Scorpions were put on the back foot from early with the score on eight for two, following the dismissal of overnight batsmen Palmer and Campbell, who made three and five, respectively. Campbell, who was caught behind off the bowling of off-spinner Shane Shillingford, was the first to go after adding three to his overnight two, while Palmer, in the very next over, was caught at slip off the bowling of fast bowler Mervin Matthew with no addition to his overnight score. It was a shaky beginning, which eventually had a ripple effect on the rest of the top-order batsman, who, too, struggled against the bustling Matthew, and the clever Shillingford. First innings topscorer Andre McCarty, went for two; Kirk Edwards, caught in the slips for five; and Brandon King, also caught at bat pad for four, all came and went in quick succession to leave the score on 19 for five. EXPERIENCED DUO This then brought the experienced duo of wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr and all-rounder David Bernard Jr to the crease, however, not even they could stop the slide. Bernard Jr, with the score on 22, played outside his off stump, and was caught behind for one off Matthew and three runs later, Baugh Jr was dismissed in a similar manner for four. Thanks to a 76-run eight-wicket stand between Miller and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, however, the lower order was able to put up resistance, which gave Jamaica a fighting total to bowl at. Calling up on his years of experience at the first-class level, Miller chose his shot selections wisely and ended up making 39, while Jacobs hit a top score of 40. Matthew ended with five for 31, while Shillingford, who entered the match with 11 wickets, claimed five for 57 to move his tournament leading tally to 17 wickets. Miller, however, who opened the bowling, ensured that Jamaica had the last laugh with only three Windwards batsmen going pass double figures in the runs chance. They were opener Devon Smith, 50; wicketkeeper-batsman Sunil Ambris, 40; and Dalton Polius, 26. Part-time off-spinner Campbell took two for 15. “We really only have ourselves to blame for the defeat,” expressed Windwards captain, Liam Sebastien. “At 25 for seven, we dropped too many catches with Jacobs, I believe getting about four chances.” “However, having said that, we were asked to get 175, which was a comfortable position, and we let it slip.”last_img read more

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Highly-touted Robert Bolick says ‘hateful messages’ from bashers fuel his fire

first_imgRobert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Robert Bolick doesn’t concern himself with the negative opinions of others, but what he does though is use those hateful comments and channel it into his workouts.The former San Beda star and three-time NCAA champion, is busy readying himself for the upcoming PBA Draft and he’s using the ill-will on social media to fuel his workouts.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I’m reading a lot of articles and there are a lot of people who are angry at me and they don’t know that I’m actually really happy to read those comments,” said Bolick in Filipino during the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.“The best is when people are sending hateful messages because I feel that there are still things that I have to work on. Another thing I do is read those comments before I train and I just can feel the satisfaction when I’m fatigued because I felt that I let out a lot of steam.”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 ChrissBolick, who stands at 6-foot-1, is poised to become a top three pick like NCAA rival CJ Perez, who played for Lyceum, and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. who has a wealth of experience after playing in the ABL and the NBA Summer League.Nevertheless, the former Red Lion is relishing the position he’s in knowing that the pressure of becoming a potential top three pick makes him one of the most coveted talents in the Draft. MOST READ LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Potential top pick CJ Perez draws inspiration from first born ahead of PBA Draft Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Of course, I’m happy and at the same time it’s challenging because everyone of these draftees are talented and every one of them wants to show their skills,” said Bolick. “This is the best thing about basketball because you’re all competing and everything’s a challenge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


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DYC-11 Identifies with Ebola Victims’ Families

first_imgThe District Youth Council of Montserrado County’s District # 11 (DYC – 11) is buttressing government’s efforts to console families of those who were claimed by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to ensure the goal of “Zero New Cases” before 1st of January 2015 is reached.The membership of DYC-11 comprises youths from 35 communities within the electoral district.Over the weekend, the leadership of DYC-11 identified with two families in the Frog Island Community, on the outskirts of Barnersville Housing Estate, near Monrovia, in addition to earlier assistance to families in the 1407, JE Marshall, 1403 and other communities.The amount of L$4,000 and three bags of rice were given to the two families as an initial assistance.  At the same time the families and community residents were urged to ‘live safe’ by always washing their hands and avoid touching sick persons.The chairman of DYC-11, McCauley Jedeo, Jr., presenting the cash and food to Frog Island Community chairman and senior elder Randall Banks and Patrick G. Smith, said the donation was part of the council’s Ebola Emergency Program (EEP) which began last October with the distribution of buckets, chloride and other anti-Ebola materials to the people of District # 11.Mr. Jedeo said the value of their donations over a two month period was estimated at about L$395,000, courtesy of some cash bequest from several well-known dwellers in the vicinity.“This is our way of saying we are sorry for the deaths of our relatives and loved ones.  We pray for their peaceful repose,” the DYC-11 chairman told the bereaved families. The Howard family lost their wage earner and father, the late John Howard, a prominent citizen of Frog Island. He died after he contracted the virus from his daughter Sarah and grandchildren, Favor and John, who came to seek refuge at his house.   They also died.Fortunately, his widow Mary and daughter Princess Howard, survived.As for the Soigbeh family, besides Miss Carotine Wreh, none of the relatives died. Many believed though the Ebola Team carried her body away, Carotine might have died from ordinary sickness.Meanwhile, the treasurer of DYC-11, Madam Comfort S. Wallie, is calling on local and international non-governmental organizations to help them continue extending their support to other affected families and also to sustain the donations.“We want to send this passionate appeal also to any philanthropist to help identify with these traumatized families,” Madam Wallie said. “The DYC II also wishes to carry the fight further by identifying with Ebola orphans.  Food items, clothing and detergents are needed.  And now that schools are about to open, the survivors will need ongoing assistance,” she pleaded.Madam Gertrude Dorbor, on behalf of the Ebola victims’ families, expressed thanks to the youth group and said they can only be restored when Liberians,  especially their people and the national leadership,  identify with them.Elder Smith, senior advisor of the community,  described DYC 11’s gesture  as the first and called other groups to emulate their example.The community’s chairman, Mr. Banks, termed the donations as timely amidst the festive season and prayed that their works will go a long way.The leadership of the youth group include: chairman McCauley Jedeo, Jr., of Lulu Pelham community; the co-chairman for administration, Cyphus Philips of Kpain Town Community; the co-chairman of operations, Lusanyni Sheriff of Diggsville and secretary general Dassy M. Conway of PUC Community-Kebah.Others are the assistant secretary general Toe T.W. Carlor of Palm Hill Community; financial Secretary Abass S. Gbollie of Gaye Dukpaye Community; treasurer Comfort S. Wallie of Kpain Town and the head of the religious council, Jackson Julufoe of Diggsville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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‘Don’t Limit Your Education’, University Professor Urges Graduates

first_imgA university professor has challenged students graduating from various schools across the country to pursue further education as long as there is an opportunity for them to continue their academic sojourn.Mulbah B. Sumo, professor at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME- Zion) University in Monrovia, made the admonition to graduates recently at a program marking the close of his educational philosophy and health classes.45 students acquired knowledge in philosophy and health education to hold the program.According to Prof. Sumo, getting more education enables a person to withstand the difficult circumstances of life. He, therefore, urged the students to continue focusing their attention on furthering their education.He added that being well educated helps to make an individual undertake any given task whenever assigned to do so.“Don’t ever be satisfied with your level of education at the moment. Always put yourself in the position to further your education whenever there is an opportunity. This will enable you to represent yourself and your country,” he advised the graduates.According to him, the age of anyone desirous of learning should not serve as a barrier once there was the time set aside for study.“Continue to claim the hope for a better future,” he added as the graduates gave him a round of applause.He then challenged the graduates to step out in their communities and impart the knowledge acquired to others.    Prof. Mullah also disclosed plans for his school to shortly introduce courses for primary education.For his part, the Dean for Liberal Arts College at the A.M.E Zion University, Felix B. Dorbor, underscored the need for more attention to be given to primary education to better prepare school going age Liberians for the future.“Education is a constraint for our country and requires more attention. To meet that demand, there is a need that we prioritize primary education.Mr. Dorbor used the occasion to call on the graduates to be professional in their respective daily activities.Lecturer of philosophy and Health education, Veronica D. Yemi, used the occasion to call on government to improve education by providing scholarships for students who want to study in the area of education at the country’s various universities.While closing the event, student leader, Marcus F. Gonatua pleaded with his colleagues not to compromise their educations in whatever they intend to do.He cautioned them to see the teaching profession as a place of sacrifices and not one of wealth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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‘AWA Presence Indicates Confidence in Liberian Economy’

first_imgAfrica World Airlines Aircraft – LAA Director Wil Bako FreemanThe decision of the Africa World Airlines to expand its activities to Liberia is an indication of confidence in the Liberian economy, according to Wil Bako Freeman, managing director of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).Speaking at the official activities marking the maiden flight of the Africa World Airlines (Accra-Monrovia-Accra) on Tuesday at the Farmington Hotel, he said the government has completed several projects at the airport that provide opportunities for the sector.Wil Bako Freeman, managing director of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).Freeman said: “We will be dedicating the new terminal on Dec. 18; we have completed a new runway and we will soon begin the construction of a new cargo terminal.”He said these developments complement the government’s efforts to ensure a good business climate in the country for investors.Freeman praised Africa World Airlines (AWA) for their decision to expand their routes to Liberia and assured them of LAA’s support in their endeavor.The co-chairman of Africa World Airlines (AWA), Togbe Afede XIV, Chief of Asogli State of Ghana, said he was happy to return to Liberia and to witness the inaugural ceremony of AWA’s flight to Liberia.Chief Afede said AWA was established to ensure effective air transport for Liberians and others to and from Ghana to consolidate the relationship between the two countries.He revealed that AWA will acquire several larger aircraft to expand the company’s services across West Africa and beyond.Boima Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, commended AWA authorities and assured them of the government’s fullest support. He said the Liberian government will continue to create an enabling environment to benefit the investors and the people of Liberia.Kamara said the development of Africa rests with Africans and therefore the development of West Africa also rests with West Africans.Captain Moses K. Weefur, Acting Director at the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA), said he spent days in Ghana examining the necessary components to ensure a smooth investment for AWA and found out that AWA authorities were up to date on the necessities that convinced the Liberian government that AWA meant business.He assured AWA of his agency’s fullest support and commended them for their “fruitful and rewarding relationship.”Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Aviation, Kwabena Okeye Darko-Mensah, in a statement, said the occasion marked an important milestone for both Ghana and Liberia in the area of air transport and particularly the promotion of passenger and cargo movements between the two countries.“I am therefore delighted to be part of this auspicious ceremony which seeks to strengthen the bond of friendship and further cement our mutual relationship as partners in the development of our respective countries,” he said.He drew attention to the relationship between Ghana and Liberia and said Ghana remains committed to foster the necessary relations with Liberia for the development of the two countries.Darko-Mensah reminded his listeners about the collaboration between the two countries in recognition of the relevant sections of the Chicago Convention which, among others, indulges sovereign countries to sign bilateral Air Services Agreements and Multilateral Treaties with other countries to allow international commercial air transport services between their territories.He assured Liberians that AWA is a very reliable Ghanaian domestic airline with an impeccable record in safety and security for passengers, and on behalf of the government of Ghana craved the indulgence of Liberian authorities and stakeholders, especially in the aviation sector, to support AWA to provide their usual trademark efficient, reliable, safe and secure services for the people of Liberia and Ghana who will be plying the Accra-Monrovia route.Finally, he challenged the AWA and its officials to do Ghana proud by providing excellent services to their passengers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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Businessman charged for assaulting peace officers

first_imgA businessman was on Monday slapped with several assault and disorderly behaviour charges when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Joseph McCallmon of Lot 33 Parsik, Beterverwagting East Coast Demerara, stood before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus where he pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.Police stated that on May 31, 2019, at Lot 9 Lacytown, Georgetown, he resisted arrest from a Police Constable. It was further alleged that he called Gavin Brown a name in order to annoy him.McCallmon was also charged for unlawfully assaulting Police Constable Daniel Collin who was executing his duty.The other charge stated that on the same day and location, he behaved in a disorderly manner and unlawfully assaulted Jason Price, a peace officer acting on duties.However, Prosecutor Adduni Innis did not object to bail.McCallmon was placed on $20,000 bail for each assault charge. He was, however, released on his own recognisance on the other charges.last_img read more


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Childrens author to share stories at FSJ Library

first_imgCo-author of the classic story, A Promise is a Promise will be visiting Fort St. John.On Saturday April 30, Michael Kusugak will be visiting the city Library for an hour of storytelling, which will begin at 2 p.m. Both he and Robert Munsch wrote the children’s story.- Advertisement -Kusugak grew up residing in igloos and sod huts, traveled by dog to follow the caribou and even lived on sea ice so he and his family could hunt seals, whales and other fish.He uses his lifetime Inuit experiences, as well as stories told by his grandmother in his storytelling sessions. Kusugak combines his experiences of nomadic traditional Inuit life with the changes that have occurred over the last 60 years.The session is free of charge and anyone interested is encouraged to attend. For more information on the event please contact the Fort St. John Public Library at 250-785-3731.last_img read more


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Wenger set for for Old Trafford farewell

first_img0Shares0000Aresene Wenger’s clashes with former United boss Alex Ferguson are the stuff of legend and his relationship with current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been laced with bitternessMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 28 – Arsene Wenger is unsure of the welcome he will receive on his final visit to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss on Sunday after many “great battles” against Manchester United during his two decades in charge.The 68-year-old Frenchman, leaving the club at the end of the season, will bring a side that is a pale shadow of the team that challenged United’s Premier League dominance during his first decade in charge. Wenger’s clashes with former United boss Alex Ferguson are the stuff of legend and his relationship with current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been laced with bitterness.But both men have reached out to him with warm words since he announced he was stepping down.Mourinho said he regrets some of the “little negative episodes” between himself and Wenger over the years, calling on United fans to give him a fitting send-off.When asked whether he could be friends with Mourinho, Wenger spoke instead of “respect” for the current United boss.Arsenal, in sixth spot in the league, look certain to miss out on the top four for the second year in a row.But Wenger will still believe he can leave the club with a trophy and a Champions League spot despite conceding a late goal in a 1-1 home draw with Atletico Madrid in the Europa League on Thursday.The Frenchman is unsure how he will be greeted at Old Trafford, where he is unlikely to play a first-choice side with the second leg of the Europa League tie looming next week.“I don’t know what reaction I will get but look we had some great battles in 22 years and for me what will be at stake is to recover from that result (against Atletico) and before we go to Atletico have a good game,” Wenger said.– Sanchez reunion –The Frenchman, who says he is not ready to retire from football, is likely to face a side including former Gunners star Alexis Sanchez, who left to join United in the January transfer window.The Chilean’s presence in the opposing team will be a painful reminder to Arsenal fans of Wenger’s inability in recent years to convince many of his best players to buy into his project and stay.Wenger said he was so committed to Arsenal that he even declined an approach by then United chairman Martin Edwards when Ferguson was mulling retiring in 2001.“Arsenal is the love of my life. I turned many, many, many clubs down to face the challenge when we built the stadium,” said Wenger, referring to the Emirates.“I speak to everybody, yes I met Martin Edwards, many people came to see me but I was always loyal to this club.”“When I look back now I realise what a great team they had,” Wenger said of United. “(Ryan) Giggs, (Paul) Scholes, as young players they had (Cristiano) Ronaldo and (Wayne) Rooney and you see what Ronaldo and Rooney went on to do in the rest of their career.“(Ruud) van Nistelrooy, all these players together — it was an unbelievable team and I think I realise more with a bit of distance what a challenge it was.”United are hoping to consolidate their hold on second place in the Premier League, which would mark a significant improvement over last year’s sixth-placed finish for the club, who have also qualified for the FA Cup final, where they will face Chelsea.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


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Letterkenny photographer becomes a regular on national TV show

first_imgLetterkenny photographer Marcella Crossan O’Donnell has made waves across the country as her photographs are regularly used by broadcasting giants TV3 and RTÉ.TV3 presenter Deric O h’Artagáin is a huge fan of Marcellas, and even sends her messages looking for photos to feature on his TV3 slot!Marcella adores Donegal’s natural beauty and takes photographs to ” promote Donegal in all its glory”. Here are just a few of Marcella’s snaps that have made it on the popular TV3 slot: Well done Marcella!Letterkenny photographer becomes a regular on national TV show was last modified: September 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:deric o hartagainmarcella crossan o donnellRTETV3last_img read more


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TAKING THE PAIN: BUDGET 2012 (PART ONE)

first_imgPART one of the Budget from Hell was presented to the Dail today by Minister Brendan Howlin – with more pain to follow tomorrow.In the first part of what will be seen as one of the most austere budgets in the history of the state, Minister Howlin presented a series of changes which will hit families, workers, the unemployed and businesses across Co Donegal.Speaking on RTE Sinn Fein Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn said it was “incredible” that billions of euro worth of cuts were being made “at a time when this Government is about to hand over another two billion euro to unsecured bondholders.” He insisted: “And they are doing this when every single economic observer says we shouldn’t be.”There are already rumours that several Labour Party backbenchers will vote against the austerity measures.AT A GLANCESOCIAL PROTECTION CHANGES No reduction in weekly rate of social welfare payments.Child benefit for first and second child to remain unchanged.Changes to the one-parent family payment will save €20.7mCut of six weeks in the cold weather allowance.Jobseekers’ benefit to be based on five day week. Changes to the redundancy and insolvency scheme will reduce the employer rebate from 60% to 15%.HEALTHThere will be extra charges on private treatment in public hospitals€543m will be saved in cuts to the health service. Drug Payment Scheme monthly threshold up from €120 to €132Secure 2% cuts in disability, mental health and children’s services, saving €50 millionEDUCATIONCapitation grants to schools cut by 2% – €7m savingIncrease of €250 in the third level student contributionChanges to fee and maintenance supports for new post-graduate studentsBack-to-school grants for two and three year olds scrappedREFORMReduced allowances and secretarial supports for former TaoisighReformed Ministerial transport arrangementsNumber of Oireachtas Committees reducedSavings of €105m in Dept of Agriculture, Marine, FoodSavings of €45m in Dept of Transport, Tourism, SportSavings of €34m in Environment, Community, Local Govt€20m to be allocated for new Labour Market Activation FundPublic service pay bill to fall by €400 million in 20126000 civil service jobs to be axed in 2012.TAKING THE PAIN: BUDGET 2012 (PART ONE) was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:budget 2012last_img read more