Red Force in command after round one

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force have taken a narrow lead over defending champions Guyana Jaguars after the opening round of the 2016-17 Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament.Red Force have edged ahead on 18 points compared to Jaguars 17.8 after both outfits posted opening wins, while a third fixture between Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Barbados Pride ended in a draw.Jaguars earned their points from a 181 run win over Jamaica at the National Stadium, in Guyana while Red Force blew away Windward Islands Volcanoes by nine wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.Hurricanes are on 8.8 points, Pride on 6, Scorpions 4.8 and Volcanoes 4.Teams earn 12 points for an outright victory while extra points for batting, bowling and pace bowling are also up for grabs.The 2016-17 Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament enters itssecond round this weekend with Scorpions taking on Volcanoes at Sabina Park, Red Force playing Pride at Queen’s Park Oval and Hurricanes doing battle with Jaguars at Warner Park.last_img read more

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Cardona takes another step in rebuilding his life as he returns to basketball

first_imgMac Cardona. PBA IMAGESFor Mac Cardona, his return to the hardcourt is not just a shot at a career revival, but also a new lease on life after he fell on hard times last year.“I really lost my love for the game before. I lost my passion,” he shared on Tuesday after his first game with Zark’s Burgers in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup. “I really want to fix myself again. I want to go back to basketball so that I can bring my life back the way it was.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Next challenge for OKC is ‘getting on same page,’ says Adams End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission It wasn’t the come back game the former La Salle star was hoping for as the Jawbreakers got blasted by Marinerong Pilipino, 119-74, in his D-League debut.But it hardly mattered as the 35-year-old said that he really felt rejuvenated as he opened the newest chapter in his life with Zark’s Burgers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It was my first practice yesterday and I felt young again because I’m playing against younger players. I can feel that they respect me and as an elder, they don’t go that hard on me. I’m happy with my first game,” Cardona, who finised the game with 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes of action, said.Cardona’s decent showing was enough to convince himself that he still has a lot of gas left in his tank as he seeks to return to the PBA and extend his 11-year career in the pro league. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I sought help to boss Danny (Espiritu) and told him I want to play in the D-League. Maybe they thought that I’m not serious because they say that the salary is small, but I told them that I’m willing to play for free. I just want to get my timing back. I feel that I can still hang with them, but I know that I need to work on my conditioning,” he said.Though Cardona only has one game left with the Jawbreakers this conference to show that he still has what it takes to make it back to the PBA, he’s embracing this opportunity wholeheartedly as he hopes to make up for the lost time.“I did lots of wrong things in my life. I made a lot of mistakes. But it’s not too late. God gave me a second life to correct myself and make up for all the sins I’ve done,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View commentslast_img read more

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Senators Turn-Up Pressure on Judge Kontoe

first_imgJudge Boima Kontoe accused of delaying Weeks, Sirleaf and others released on bond Pressure from the Senate is said to be intensifying on Judge Boima Kontoe (Criminal Court ‘C’) who is expected to cast a decisive vote on the granting or rejection of the Writ of Prohibition prayed for by Justice J’aneh. The Writ seeks to prevent members of the House of Representatives from actualizing plans to impeach Supreme Court Associate Justice Kabineh J’aneh.Judge Kontoe’s appointment as ad hoc Justice of the Supreme Court by President George Weah was necessitated by the need to fill the vacancy, however temporary, resulting from Justice J’aneh’s decision to recuse himself from hearing of the Writ of Prohibition filed on his behalf against the House of Representatives. Earlier, the four remaining members of the Bench had arrived at a split decision on the matter at bar. The nomination of an ad hoc justice therefore became necessary to meet the quorum requirement for the full bench.Since his appointment as an ad hoc Justice, Judge Kontoe has not been seen in the environs of Criminal Court ‘C’ where he presides, neither has he since been seen in public as was the case prior to his preferment.Moreover, Judge Kontoe, it appears, has resolved to switch off his phone possibly to avoid any undue interference but, many of his fellow judges (names withheld) told the Daily Observer that Judge Kontoe’s silence was intended to give him enough time to familiarize himself with the matter.“From the look of things and with the Senators amending their rules, it is only God that can protect Kontoe from undue influence when making his decision,” a judge observed.Another Judge said that Kontoe was under serious tension and only the wisdom of God would help him to come up with a fair and transparent decision.“My friend needs to seek God’s intervention for the decision,” the judge admonished his colleague.It is now Judge Kontoe, who many believe is the right person for the job, and who appears to bear most of the pressure arising from the Senators’ decision to amend their rules.“This is a clear indication that the Senators have resolved to concur with their colleagues in the Lower House to proceed with the planned impeachment,” another judge told the Daily Observer.The impeachment saga originated from a series of events which began on August 28, 2018, during the 52nd day sitting of the 54th Legislature, when majority members of the Lower House voted to pass a Bill of Impeachment against Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach an official, and the Senate to try the impeachment.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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Tearful chain snatcher gets community service

first_imgAn unemployed man, who appeared on Monday before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, will spend the next six weeks doing community service as a penalty for snatching a woman’s gold chain at the Mahdia Minibus Park, Georgetown.Shamar Whyte admitted to the charge which stated that he snatched the gold chain and pendant valued $300,000 from Ashanti Khan on January 12, 2019 at Hadfield Street, Georgetown.According to facts presented, the victim was standing at the Mahdia Minibus Park when the 20-year-old man approached her and snatched the chain from her neck after which he escaped. However, he was later captured by public-spirited persons with the help of a patrolling police officer.An unrepresented Whyte broke down in tears as he begged the court for leniency and told Magistrate Marcus that he was sorry for his actions, “I am sorry, Your Worship; I did not go to do it.”Whyte was given six weeks’ community service and was instructed to undergo counselling during that period.last_img read more

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NGOs distribute wheelchairs to several institutions

first_imgFather Packiraj of the St Theresa Church receiving the donation from members of the NGOsThe Rotary Club of Georgetown in collaboration with the Mohani Thani Foundation distributed 55 wheelchairs to several organisations in Guyana.This donation was made on the heels that hospitals, rehabilitation centres and homes for senior citizens are affected with challenges that limit and/or prevent mobility. Wheelchairs are just one way of assisting caregivers in daily routines and helping the individual regain some independence.Representatives of the organisations which include West Demerara Regional Hospital, Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Gentlemen Outreach and Ladies of Charity expressed their appreciation to the Club and the Mohan Thani Foundation for the gesture.One representative was moved with the receipt of the paediatric wheelchairs as it personally affects her when she sees an eight-year-old who is unable to walk being carried by her parents.As the Club celebrates its 60th year of dedicated service to varying communities in Guyana in six main areas – peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; economic and community development – it continues to offer assistance.The Rotary Club will continue to partner with the Mohani Thani Foundation and other organisations offering “Service above Self” and through these small gestures, the Club will work to see the vision where “Rotary Connects the World”.A member of the organisation makes a presentation to Dr Duncan at the West Demerara Regional Hospitallast_img read more

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NEBC Yukon Trackers beat Peace River Royal at home on Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were home on Sunday as they hosted the Peace River Royals.At 1:15 into the game, the Trackers were off to a quick start as Logan Kimmie would make an unassisted goal making the score 1-0 over the Royals.There would be no more goals during the remainder of the period.- Advertisement -In period two, no goals were made but two penalties were handed out to the Trackers for cross-checking and game misconduct. The Royals received one penalty for holding.At 7:15 into the third frame, Justin Brownlee would score a goal with an assist by Connor Kindrat.The Trackers were able to keep Peace River from scoring a goal throughout the remainder of the game. The Trackers would win 2-0 over the Royals.Advertisement Currently, in the Bouchier Division Standings, the Trackers are standing at a strong first place with 44 points.Current Bouchier Division Standings as of February 18. Source NAHLUp next, the Trackers are home on Friday, February 22, as they host the Grande Prairie Storm. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.last_img read more

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Liverpool legend warns Sterling: You could be the next Wright-Phillips!

first_imgRaheem Sterling could go the way of Shaun Wright-Phillips after joining Manchester City, claims Steve Nicol.Wright-Phillips was one of England’s hottest prospects when he moved to Chelsea in 2005 in a £21million deal but was never a certain starter at Stamford Bridge and ultimately failed to live up to his early promise.And, speaking on Extra Time, Nicol warned Sterling that he could similarly see his long-term career prospects hit by leaving Liverpool, where he was a key man, to be part of City’s world-class squad.The Anfield great said: “When Sterling left I looked at it as a Shaun Wright-Phillips situation – a kid who went to Chelsea and didn’t quite make it. I think that is possible it could happen to Sterling.”Sterling’s City career got off to a great start on Tuesday when he scored three minutes into his debut in a friendly against Roma.Manuel Pellegrini believes the 20-year-old will only improve playing alongside the likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva, but Nicol claims there are no guarantees that will happen.“It depends if he plays. The key to getting experience and getting better is being on the field,” he said.“If he doesn’t produce, then he doesn’t start. It is important he starts well in the Premier League because, if he doesn’t, then he is going to sit on the bench. That means he is not going to learn or get the experience.“Every single player who plays with better players will get better. That is a fact. But it depends whether he plays.”last_img read more

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EILEEN AND FRIENDS TO GIVES THE BUMS UP TO CANCER!

first_imgThese Cloughaneely ladies are giving the bums up to cancer!The Cloughaneely community & friends of Eileen McGinley are holding a fundraising weekend from the 4th of September until the 7th September.The event is being organised to raise funds for Eileen Mc Ginley’s fight against cancer.Eileen is from Derryreel Falcarragh. She has played gaelic football for her native Cloughaneely ladies team and has in the past lined out for Donegal. She is a past pupil of Murroe National School Dunfanaghy, and PCC Falcarragh. Former team mates and friends of Eileen are holding a fundraising weekend in support of her work, and raising awareness about Bowel Cancer and her own personal journey. Follow her story on Facebook Bums Up To Cancer.There are four events happening over the weekend.On 4th there is a bike run at 7 o’clock leaving Sweeneys garage, a pub quiz will be held on the Friday the 5th at ten in the shamrock; there is a disco on the Saturday in the hotel with DJ Wild, and then there is a 5k family run/walk on the Sunday at 1 leaving the gym donations are welcome and tickets for the disco are 10 euro and are on sale now.EILEEN AND FRIENDS TO GIVES THE BUMS UP TO CANCER! was last modified: September 2nd, 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:cancerCloughaneelyEileen McGinleylast_img read more

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MAN DUE IN COURT AFTER 60KM DONEGAL CAR CHASE

first_imgThe scene of the crashA 20-year-old man will appear in court today charged in connection with a series of driving offences in Co Donegal yesterday.The man, who has an address in Derry, was arrested last night by Gardaí. The arrest came just hours after a man driving a Nissan Primera fled the scene of a crash on foot – and wearing just one shoe –  in Letterkenny.That man had been tailed by Gardai from Ardara on Wednesday afternoon after he was spotted driving dangerously in the area.But instead of pulling over the man continued to drive at speed.Attempts to stop the suspect using a Stinger device failed with Gardai fearing the driver could cause serious harm to other road users.The subsequent chase lasted close to an hour and came to a sudden and dramatic end in Letterkenny.He drove into an Audi A4 on De Valera Road – close to Letterkenny’s fire station – at 4.20pm.The one-shoed suspect was apprehended close to the Polestar roundabout later.He was last night charged at Letterkenny Garda Station with a number of alleged offences. He will appear at Sligo District Court later today.MAN DUE IN COURT AFTER 60KM DONEGAL CAR CHASE was last modified: March 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:car crashde valera roadletterkennySligo District Courtlast_img read more

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Championship play-off final odds, plus Arsene Wenger tipped to stay at Arsenal

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Arsene Wenger will reveal later this week whether he will sign a new Arsenal contract following their FA Cup final win.It is 2/5 the Frenchman will stay at the Emirates and 7/4 he will go.Huddersfield Town and Reading, meanwhile, are preparing to battle it out at Wembley on Monday for a place in Premier League.Huddersfield are the slight favourites [5/4] to win the Championship play-off final – which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT – while Reading are 12/5.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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