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Scorpions struggling at Sabina Park

first_imgThe lack of an adequate drainage system that forced play to be abandoned on day one was again in focus on day two of the third round at the Digicel WICB Four-day Championship clash between Jamaica Scorpions and front runners Barbados Pride at Sabina Park yesterday.The umpires were to forced abandon play at 4:15 p.m., shortly after tea, following a brief shower during the interval.The Jamaica Scorpions, sent into bat, were struggling at 157 for eight when play was called off, with captain Nikita Miller unbeaten on five, and Reynard Leveridge yet to get off the mark.Earlier, opener John Campbell top-scored with a stroke-filled 60, for his third half-century in five innings, with Damion Jacobs getting 30.”The weather has been kind of affecting us a bit,”‘ stated Jacobs. “The outfield, the delays, and the general conditions, but we have to keep our heads up.We have been bowling well since the start of the season, and the mindset is to just come and see how many more runs we can get,” he added.The Scorpions were 52 for five at one stage and appeared likely to fall for under 150. They were, however, kept afloat by Campbell, who struck five fours in his 142 balls innings, which lasted three hours and 24 minutes.Kenroy Williams (2-16), Kemar Roach (2-24) and Justin Greaves (2-40) were the leading bowlers for the Pride.”It is a good position to be in,” assessed Barbados coach Emerson Trotman.” I would have liked to be in a better position, of course, and would be a little bit out of our plans. But we have got to be thankful as Jamaica are still a good side.Play is scheduled to resume at 9:30 a.m. today.last_img read more

After US Open loss, Kyrgios says: ‘Keep letting people down’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns a shot to John Millman of Australia during their first round Men’s Singles match on Day Three of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — A post-loss news conference with Nick Kyrgios often feels more like a therapy session, and Wednesday at the U.S. Open was no exception.There was a lot to unpack afterward.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “I was playing basketball … every day for two hours. Like, I played an hour of basketball before I played (2013 French Open runner-up) David Ferrer in the semifinal,” he said. “I was … getting a milk shake every day. I was less dedicated. And this week I was dedicated — and my shoulder starts hurting.”Against Millman, Kyrgios’ shoulder was massaged by a trainer during changeovers in the third set. During that set, Kyrgios also had an argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos after being warned for using bad language.Kyrgios pleaded that he hadn’t said anything improper, but Ramos said a linesperson had reported him.“For obvious reasons,” Ramos said, “I cannot repeat what he said you said.”As for his body, Kyrgios stopped playing during Wimbledon because of a hip injury — part of a three-match run in which he retired each time.“I have had a diabolical year at these Slams. It doesn’t surprise me. It’s just the story of my career, really. I will have good weeks; I’ll have bad weeks,” he said. “It’s just a roller-coaster.”center_img View comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t know, honestly. I’m not good enough for him,” Kyrgios responded. “You know, he’s very dedicated. He’s an unbelievable coach. You know, he probably deserves a player that is probably more dedicated to the game than I am. He deserves a better athlete than me.”When a reporter returned to that topic, asking Kyrgios to explain what he meant, he said: “I’m not dedicated to the game at all.”“I mean, you know what I mean: There are players out there that are more dedicated, that want to get better, that strive to get better every day. The ‘one-percenters.’ I’m not that guy.”Asked whether he envisions ever being “that guy,” Kyrgios answered: “I really don’t know. Probably not. Honestly not.”He then referenced his impressive run in Cincinnati and described his routine there.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The 14th-seeded Kyrgios lamented the injured right shoulder that limited his effectiveness from the third set on during a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 exit against another Australian, 235th-ranked John Millman. Kyrgios called the series of health issues that have hampered him all year “diabolical.” He stated that he doesn’t care enough about working hard and, therefore, his coach should find someone else to work with.And he closed by covering his face while saying, “I keep letting people down.”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’Kyrgios is a supremely talented and temperamental 22-year-old who has reached two Grand Slam quarterfinals and just this month beat 15-time major champion Rafael Nadal en route to the final of the Cincinnati Masters. He is also someone who gets in trouble for his on-court actions, such as lobbing insults at his opponent or being accused of not giving his best effort.When Kyrgios was asked Wednesday whether he plans to continue being coached by former player Sebastien Grosjean, the reply was rather startling — or rather, would have been, coming from any other professional athlete. 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 respitelast_img read more

Alarming rise in modern slavery

first_imgDear Editor,I felt like Rip Van Winkle when as I was browsing some past magazines from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in England, I came across an article titled: “Alarming Rise in Modern Slavery” in the October 2016 issue. The following are extracts from the article.“The number of slavery victims helped by the Salvation Army has increased by almost five-fold since 2012….Women were the most likely to be victims, at 62 per cent… The release of the figures comes as the Government is backing a number of initiatives to eradicate examples of modern slavery…..most notable the Modern Slavery Act which requires employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year……A government Review published a year after the introduction of the Act found that 289 modern slavery offences were prosecuted in 2015, which showed a 40 per cent rise in victims.”I have so far lived with the conviction that ‘slavery’, like ‘indenture-ship’ had long disappeared from around the world, primarily the UK which was once the prime-owner of slaves! To read about current day slavery therein is indeed mind-boggling! And almost unbelievable to read that it is” rising alarmingly”, despite a prohibitive act.It would be re-assuring to hear from our Ministry of Labour or any other concerned Department that there is no case of slavery in Guyana, let alone “rising cases”!Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Minibus driver shot, chopped by bandits

first_imgMinibus driver Alfred Braithwaite of South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara is now hospitalised after being shot and chopped by three bandits to whom he refused to hand over his money.The incident occurred on Friday evening at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara; and the 37-year-old Braithwaite was reportedly shot to his right leg and chopped to his face in this encounter with armed bandits.Based on reports received, at about 18:45h on Friday, Braithwaite was standing in front of the Superbet Shop at Plaisance when he was approached by the three men, who demanded his money. He reportedly refused their demand, and was shot to his right leg by one of the men, who whipped out a handgun from his waist.After being shot, the minibus driver rushed to his vehicle, which was nearby, and secured himself inside. Going in pursuit of the driver, the men damaged the vehicle’s windscreen and windows, and injured Braithwaite to his face. They then confiscated $14,000 from him.The hapless bus driver raised an alarm, and public-spirited persons rushed to his aid, but by then the three men, reportedly identified as “Juvenile”, “Bang” and “Kevin”, had made good their escape.The Police have since taken a statement from the injured man, and are on the hunt for the three men, who are said to be well known characters in the Plaisance area.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Dataram nabbed in Suriname

first_imgAfter three weeks on the run Barry Dataram was on Friday morning apprehended in Suriname. He was reportedly arrested by the Surinamese SWAT team in Southern Paramaribo.Barry Dataram in custody in SurinameHis reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine was also held at a house in Paramaribo.Dataram and Boodnarine absconded Guyana one day before a court ruling in connection with a drug possession charge. An arrest warrant was issued for their arrests. It was believed that Dataram and his wife entered Suriname through a backtrack route.Dataram was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and fined $164 million in absentia after he was found guilty of being in possession of 129.230 kilogrammes of cocaine on April 16, 2015 at his Lot 661 Silver Dam, Fourth Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara home.His reputed wife, Kevin Charran and Trevor Gouveia were all freed on the drug charge.It is clear at this time that Guyanese law enforcement authorities will approach the Surinamese officials for the quick extradition of both Dataram and Boodnarine.Acting Crime Chief, Hugh Jessemy, told the Guyana Times that the Guyana Police Force was contacted by its Surinamese counterparts, shortly after the fugitive was nabbed. However, he explained that before local law enforcement can get their hands on the couple, Dataram and his wife will have to first face the Surinamese authorities.Jessemy pointed out that because the duo was found with false travel documents, they may very well be charged and have to pass through the courts in the neighbouring country before being handed over to Guyana.“So after all of that is done, (the Surinamese authorities) will contact us and say when they are ready to hand over the suspects, because we did put out the information to the INTERPOL – the international police and our neighbours that we are looking for them. So we will have to position ourselves to receive them but after they would have face whatever they have to in Suriname,” the acting Crime Chief posited.The duo was initially arrested after Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) swooped down on his East Bank Demerara home. During the search the ranks unearthed the cocaine.It was reported that some of the cocaine was stuffed in frozen seafood, while the remainder was found to be bricks of raw cocaine. CANU ranks also seized an undisclosed sum of money.In March, Dataram during a television interview, admitted his involvement in the drug trade but added that he had never been convicted of a criminal charge.He was arrested several times but had escaped the clutches of United States law enforcement after an extradition attempt failed.Dataram also accused a high ranking CANU official of being involved in the drug trade and added that the rank would take as much as $10 million to allow cocaine to leave the country.Following the revelation, head of CANU, James Singh, had denied the allegation made against his staff, while noting: “CANU welcomes further public confessions of criminal elements. CANU urges the citizenry to stand up, speak out, to have the tenacity to testify against the elements of the narcotic trade; and help the unit make Guyana a safer place!”last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club – Thursday Race Results

first_imgPhoto: Blizzard Bike Club – Kendra Young improved her time by 1:05 minutesColter Young posted the fastest 16 km time on the Baldonnel road, Thursday night, with a personal best of 23:41. Pat Ferris was second at 24:54 and Rob Lavigne third at 25:15, also a personal best. Roger St. Jean was 4th at 26:47 and Trevor McDonnell 5th at 27:48.- Advertisement -Rod Lewis was 6th at 28:33 (PB), Sam Keats next at 29:29, then Kendra Young 30:14 (PB), Wim Kok (30:18 (PB), Ken Nix 30:33, Erma Stanonik 30:44, Owen Giebelhaus 30:55 and Bill Lindsay 36:18 (PB). Kelsey and Rob Young both did 16:30 minutes for the 8 km.Coming up: Challenge Cup Road race, 10:00 am Sunday morning from the Pineview pullout on the Upper Pine Road. Stephen Ferris is off to race at the Superweek racing series in Vancouver this weekend.last_img read more

Focus on Neymar-Mbappe partnership in PSG title defence

first_img0Shares0000Neymar made his return for PSG in the Champions Trophy against Monaco in China © AFP/File / Anne-Christine POUJOULATPARIS, France, Aug 10 – Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain 12 months ago in a bid to move out of Lionel Messi’s shadow and confirm his status as one of the world’s best players, but the Brazilian may have to share the mantle of talisman with teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe this season.The French champions start the defence of their Ligue 1 title against Caen at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, and all eyes will be on Neymar after he missed the final three months of last term with a foot injury. The world’s most expensive player has been the subject of consistent speculation linking him with a move away from France, with reports usually suggesting he will sign for Real Madrid, but he insists that he’s not done with PSG yet.“Yes, I will stay in Paris. I have a contract with PSG. The speculation? The majority of it is invented by the press,” Neymar told ESPN Brasil last month.“I have a contract and people know the objective, the reason why I went to PSG. I want to win with this club and I hope this season will be wonderful.”Neymar returned in time for the World Cup, but failed to inspire Brazil to a record-extending sixth title as they suffered a 2-1 quarter-final loss to Belgium.Mbappe, on the other hand, was named as the tournament’s best young player after scoring four goals — including two in a scintillating individual performance against Argentina — to help France lift the trophy.The 19-year-old capped it off by becoming only the second teenager in history after Pele to score in a World Cup final, netting in the 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow.The transfer fee of 180 million euros which PSG paid Monaco for Mbappe is not far behind the world-record 222 million euros they parted with for Neymar.– Mbappe can ‘mark history of football’ –Mbappe was one of the stars of France’s victorious World Cup campaign, scoring four goals © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFENew arrival Gianluigi Buffon believes that Mbappe can follow in Pele’s footsteps by becoming an all-time great, having played against his then-Monaco team in the 2017 Champions League semi-finals for Juventus.“When I spoke (after the match) with (Juve centre-back) Andrea Barzagli, who is one of my great friends, he told me ‘Gigi, in 20 years of my career I have rarely seen a player run so fast with the ball, I had a hard time stopping him’,” the 40-year-old Buffon told PSG’s club magazine.“These words are not insignificant because Barzagli, when he is focused and fit, is really a top defender.“It’s obvious (Mbappe) has something more than others. I hope he will remain humble and keep this desire to progress and make sacrifices.“If so, he will make a mark in the history of football and write incredible pages of the sport.”Further accolades seem sure to follow in the coming years for Mbappe, who was named on the 10-man shortlist for FIFA’s ‘Best Player’ award for 2018, with Neymar conspicuous in his absence.But the 25-year-old Neymar, despite criticisms over his playacting at the World Cup, did perform on the pitch last season, scoring 28 goals in 31 appearances for PSG before breaking a bone in his foot against Marseille in February.Neymar will likely want the spotlight, but his best chance of leading PSG to their stated goal of a first Champions League title will be to replicate his famous combination with Messi and Luis Suarez at Barcelona with Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.Despite a domestic treble last season, that never really came to fruition, as Mbappe took time to settle in and Cavani and Neymar rowed over penalties.But new coach Thomas Tuchel said when he took over from Unai Emery in May that he was “not afraid at all of stars”, adding that “in his experience they are the hardest workers”.A second straight league title should be little more than a formality, but PSG will need their big guns on the same page and firing if they’re to finally lift the European crown.Ligue 1 fixturesFridayMarseille v Toulouse (9:45pm)SaturdayNantes v Monaco (6pm), Angers v Nimes, Lille v Rennes, Montpellier v Dijon, Nice v Reims, Saint-Etienne v Guingamp (9pm)SundayLyon v Amiens (4pm), Bordeaux v Strasbourg (6pm), Paris Saint-Germain v Caen (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WOW! Stunning skill from Liverpool starlet catches Klopp’s eye

first_imgAnd here’s his first senior goal… Ok, we’ve had a bit of fun with that video. Here’s the video in full. Incredible skill from @ryankent_10! #PUSB pic.twitter.com/wDHBFSVDOR— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) November 5, 2015 Ryan Kent’s goal tonight for Coventry: pic.twitter.com/hPPx40eeBJ— net spend boy (@LFCTikiTaka) November 4, 2015 Ryan Kent has been enjoying an impressive loan spell at Coventry City – and the 18-year-old was again on top form against Barnsley in midweek.The tricky winger scored a great goal – his first in senior football – while he also produced an incredible piece of skill during the Sky Blues’ 4-3 win over their League One rivals.Kent is sure to have impressed Jurgen Klopp and the new Liverpool boss is set to bring the youngster back to Melwood later this week for training to take a closer look at him.Here’s the skill…center_img Ryan Kent 1last_img read more

NEW DONEGAL MUSIC TOUR OPERATOR HOPES TO CREATE 10 NEW JOBS

first_imgA unique new tour operator specialising in Irish music hopes to create up to ten new jobs.www.irishmusictours.ie is a newly established tour operator based in Ardara.The brainchild of Sean Kearns, they are Ireland’s only dedicated traditional Irish music tour operator that focuses purely on traditional Irish music and culture. Their tours focus on the rich tradition of Irish Music in Donegal and includes tour options that take in the authentic traditional music venues in South West Donegal (Killybegs, Ardara, Dunkinelly, Gweedore and Arranmore Island) initially, with a plan to expand their tours to all Donegal.The tours are unique in that the musicians will travel on the tours with the guests and their Ireland-wide tours will have a particular focus on Donegal. They have a pool of 25+ musicians and the plan is to be bringing in 8000+ visitors to Donegal by 2017.Donegal is uniquely positioned having international recording artists such as Altan, Clannad, Enya and Fidil, to name a few, all coming from Donegal.It is hoped to create between 5 and 10 full time jobs by 2017 with a number of part time positions to be filled also. “We are consistently building on our tour options and, with the introduction of the Wild Atlantic Way, hope that local businesses, pubs and accommodation providers will benefit as they continue to grow. The response so far has been exceptional and full tours are expected in the coming months,” said a spokesman.For more details visit www.irishmusictours.ie NEW DONEGAL MUSIC TOUR OPERATOR HOPES TO CREATE 10 NEW JOBS was last modified: June 24th, 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:ArdaradonegalIRISHMUSICTOURSSEAN KEARNSlast_img read more

FARMER AGREES NOT TO INTERFERE WITH ESB UPGRADE WORK ON HIS LAND

first_imgA DONEGAL sheep farmer has agreed before the High Court not to interfere with the carrying out of electricity line upgrade works on his land.The court heard the line is of vital importance in supplying electricity supply for the whole of Donegal.The ESB and Eirgrid plc last week sought injunctions preventing Patrick Gallagher, Galdonagh, Manorcunningham, from interfering with or obstructing the work as well as orders requiring him to remove or remedy any obstructions which have been placed on the land at Listak. Yesterday, Mr Gallagher undertook before Mr Justice Paul Gilligan to allow the ESB onto his lands and not to interfere with the work.The court heard the works are needed on a 110kw power line and if not done could affect the entire electricity supply in Donegal.The Irish Independent reports that Mr Gallagher, representing himself, said he had been in dispute with the ESB over compensation.He said he was entitled such compensation from the ESB from work done on the lands in the 1990’s and also claimed there had been damage to his land during previous such works.The court heard it had been agreed outstanding issues over compensation would go to arbitration.The case was adjourned to June.FARMER AGREES NOT TO INTERFERE WITH ESB UPGRADE WORK ON HIS LAND was last modified: April 10th, 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:ESBfarmerHIGH COURTlast_img read more