20 01 20

first_imgLAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC ): Evin Lewis stroked an astonishing maiden Twenty20 International century, but West Indies required all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s guile in a brilliant last over, to beat India by a single run, in a thrilling finish to the opening game of the two-match series here yesterday. The left-handed opener struck exactly 100 off 49 deliveries as West Indies, sent in at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, amassed the third highest-ever T20I total in reaching 245 for six off their 20 overs. Lewis’s opening Johnson Charles smashed 79 off 33 balls while Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell both chimed in with 22, as left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2-39) and seamer Jasprit Bumrah (2-47) picked up two wickets apiece. Stroke-maker Virat Kohli threatened, but only briefly, striking three fours in scoring 16 off eight balls before gloving a leg-side catch to wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher off Bravo. India were stumbling on 48 for two at the fifth over but Rahul anchored two excellent, successive partnerships to put them in the driver’s seat. First, he put on 89 with Rohit who clobbered four fours and four sixes in carving out his 11th T20I half-century before holing out to deep mid-wicket off Pollard’s slow medium in the 12th over. Rahul then collaborated in a fourth wicket stand of 107 with Dhoni which put India on the verge of pulling off the highest run chase ever in a T20 International. Rahul, dropped on 36 by Russell at long-off off seamer and captain Carlos Brathwaite, struck 12 fours and five sixes while Dhoni counted two fours and two sixes, but both their efforts proved in vain. Lewis had earlier given West Indies the impetus with a rollocking innings, which included five fours and nine sixes. The 24-year-old produced a wonderful exhibition of clean hitting as he put on a stroke-filled 126 off 57 deliveries for the first wicket with Charles, whose half-century contained six fours and seven sixes. Charles did most of the early damage, plundering 17 runs from the opening over from seamer Mohammed Shami before taking another 13 from the third over sent down by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Driver’s seat He raised his fourth T20I half-century off 20 balls with a pair of back-to-back sixes off off-spinner Ravi Ashwin in the sixth over, and he ripped apart Jadeja in the ninth over which cost 20 runs, before he was bowled in the following over by a full-length delivery from Mohammed Shami. Lewis, meanwhile, appeared measured until he slammed a pair of back-to-back leg-side sixes off Jadeja in the seventh over, before reaching his fifty off 25 deliveries by carving Mohammed Shami to the point boundary in the tenth over. In the next over, he flirted with history when he belted five consecutive sixes off the hapless Stuart Binny, but could only drag the final delivery to long-on for a single. The second match will be played today at the same venue starting at 9 a.m. (Jamaica time). Firm favourites In reply, K.L. Rahul carved out a superb, unbeaten 110 off 51 balls – his maiden T20I hundred – while opener Rohit Sharma bludgeoned 61 from 28 deliveries and captain MS Dhoni, an unbeaten 43 from 25 balls. India were firm favourites when they started the final over needing just eight runs but Bravo, who finished with two for 37 off his four overs, showed every inch of this experience to get West Indies over the line. He had Dhoni dropped by Marlon Samuels off the first delivery as the batsmen scrambled a single and then held Rahul to a single to deep cover off the next ball. Dhoni scampered a leg bye off the third ball before Rahul missed out on a huge opportunity when he could only get a single off a low full toss off the fourth delivery. With four runs needed from the last two deliveries, Dhoni squeezed an attempted yorker down the ground and collected two but off the last ball, found himself deceived by a Bravo slower delivery and squirted a simple catch to Samuels at third man. West Indies had earlier claimed opener Ajinkya Rahane cheaply off Russell when he was caught by Bravo on the ropes at third man the Trinidadian running around and producing a sensational low dive to come up with a spectacular catch at 31 for one in the third over. Ripped apartlast_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “He said that it’s been set for a long time now and he can’t back out. We respect his decision,” said Tan.An Eastern Michigan product, Pennisi burst into the league as one of the players elevated by the Red Bull franchise in its entry to the PBA, establishing himself as one of the league’s deadliest snipers.He has since won five titles in his stops with Red Bull, San Miguel, and Star, while also seeing action in Barako Bull, Phoenix, and finally GlobalPort.Pennisi retires with a career average of 7.6 points on 35 percent shooting from three, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He is also seventh in the list of all-time career three-pointers made, trailing legendary marksmen Jimmy Alapag, Allan Caidic, Ronnie Magsanoc, Dondon Hontiveros, James Yap, and Al Solis.With Pennisi ending his PBA run, that leaves Asi Taulava, Jayjay Helterbrand, and Hontiveros as the league’s eldest statesmen.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal PBA IMAGESMick Pennisi has decided to hang up his sneakers for good.The 42-year-old big man has opted to end his 17-year PBA career as he pursues his poultry business overseas.ADVERTISEMENT Road Warriors hold off Batang Pier, bolster Top Four bid MOST READ LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan shared Pennisi bid the team goodbye on Friday as he leaves for Thailand to focus on other matters.“He told us his plans long ago, but we wanted to keep him until the end of this season,” said the affable team executive.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’The Batang Pier wanted Pennisi to at least barge into the PBA’s 5,000-point club as he sits 33 points shy from achieving the feat.However, the Fil-Australian center could no longer stay, sharing that his move has long been scheduled. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu 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 View commentslast_img read more

17 01 20

first_imgDear Editor,For three days in May, lawyers representing the APNU/AFC Administration and the PPP appeared in the Caribbean Court of Justice. The views expressed and arguments ventilated were instructive not only in relation to the cases under appeal but for the revelations of the differing underpinning philosophies that guide the actions of the parties.Given that a General and Regional Election will happen sometime in the near future; it would be instructive to examine these differences for the benefit of the electorate.On May 8, arguments were heard on the unilateral appointment of Justice (Retired) James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Arguments put forth by the QC representing the APNU/AFC were suggestive of a President whose powers were unreviewable and for which reasons did not have to be provided. PPP’s counsel referred to these powers being akin to those of a monarch, diplomatically avoiding the word ‘Dictator’.Attorney General Basil Williams, SC, began his presentations to the august body with base remarks; political remarks more suited to a conversation at a fish shop than the CCJ. It won him no new friends. It was followed not by legal pleadings but thinly veiled threats of violence should the CCJ ruling not go the way of his Government. Williams urged that the court weigh consequences of a legal judgment and find in favour of an expedient one. This was unprecedented in the history of the CCJ and spoke volumes of what the APNU/AFC is all about; bullyism is part of the DNA.Counsels Courtenay and Boston spent much time and energy arguing that our Parliament was merely a rubber stamp for the decisions taken by the President and his Cabinet. This view furthers the APNU/AFC philosophy of dictatorship as the preferred form of governance. None of the lawyers on the APNU/AFC payroll found merit in the word “representation” in the term “proportional representation”, in their opinion, persons on the list are merely there to serve the master of the list; mere names not individuals; no freedom of thought or action allowed.The Court of Appeal’s decision that 34 is an absolute majority of 65 kept the Granger Administration legally alive past April 21, 2019, the arguments to support it which were presented varied from Williams’ name-dropping to Roysdale Forde’s global hunt for precedents in support of the half/round-up/plus one formula advanced as a solution. Forde’s diligence went unrewarded as it was pointed out his precedents all applied to even number parliaments. This exposed the local court as weak, pliable or worse. The APNU/AFC sees not three branches of Government, but rather a dictatorial Executive supported by a pliant Judiciary and rubberstamp National Assembly.Editor, to those who would say that arguments made in a courtroom do not necessarily reflect the views of the Granger Administration, I would suggest that no leader or party that truly believes in democracy would allow such arguments as noted above to be put forward on its behalf and in a quest to deny the electorate an opportunity to speak through the ballot. Duplicity is a feature of the Granger Administration but even that would not forgive these transgressions for these arguments are a cure that kills the patient. The electorate has now seen four years of APNU/AFC, the words of Thomas Hobbes “Hell is truth seen too late” must resonate.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgNigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo (center) says America pressured former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (left), to request the extradition of exiled Liberian President Charles Taylor (right). -Aborts Interview with eNCAAs an African adage would go, “escaping from one’s own shadow is a difficult thing to do, and this recently manifested itself in the life of former President Ellen Johnson when she deliberately walked off the set of a South African online television interview after being pressed by the interviewer about her support of Charles Taylor.Charles Taylor was Liberia’s President who was ousted by concerted efforts through war and later allowed asylum in Nigeria in 2003.In the interview with the eNCA while attending programs marking 25 years of democracy in South Africa, former President Sirleaf flatly declined to answer questions about her direct link to Taylor who led the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), Liberia’s biggest warring faction, during the civil war.  NPFL’s first shots were fired in 1989 and were sustained for 14 years.When asked about her take on reasons  for the civil war that devastated the entire fabric of the country, Sirleaf said the war was necessary because slain President Samuel K. Doe and his supporters took control of the country’s wealth and denied people the basic right to participate in the decision making of the country.“The war was fought because the poor got poorer and there were no opportunities for people to compete for leadership through political means. The elites were those who benefited from the country’s wealth and that led first of all to the coup d’état in 1980 before the coming into power of the very people Taylor and others fought to get out of office through the war,” she said.She maintained that after the coup d’état, Liberians voted Taylor; they thought only he was best suited to usher in democracy, stabilize the country and rebuild what had been destroyed. However, according to her, conditions did not change in the country and that eventually the country had to go through  civil war.Sirleaf said she regretted supporting Charles Taylor but declined to tell her interviewer why she regretted supporting her one time close associate.“Oh yes, we have supported Charles Taylor and in fact he had a lot of support but I maintain that supporting him was a wrong decision,” she answered.But when pressed for answers to questions of why she believed supporting Taylor was wrong, she said “because we think whatever was the motivation for him taking leadership was never achieved”.Although her sole purpose of attending the interview was to discuss issues about democracy, mainly with South Africa, a country once divided along racial lines and celebrating a milestone of democratic governance, Sirleaf’s interviewer insisted on asking her more questions about her link to Charles Taylor when he was a rebel leader.“You know one thing; we don’t want to politicize our society. I have enough of that in my life time. Charles Taylor is gone and we should let him be in peace. Our nation has peace, our nation wants to find new ways for unity and reconciliation so I don’t want to get involved with discussion on Taylor,” she warned the interviewer.The interview took a sharp turn when he asked Madam Sirleaf if she owed Liberians an apology for supporting Taylor. She answered, “No.” Pressing further, he wanted to know why she did not think she needed to apologize to the Liberian people. This time, she answered sharply: “I said no.”In a fit of frustration, Sirleaf abruptly ended the the interview, saying she felt “hijacked” by the interviewer since she did not go to his newsroom to be exclusively interviewed about her connection to former President Charles Taylor who is now serving a 50-year jail sentence in London.Although the journalist apologized to her for repeatedly bombarding her with questions exclusively on her link to Taylor during the opening stage of the interview she refused to continue the interview, claiming that she felt hijacked and discomfited by his intrusive questioning and was therefore aborting the interview which she did rather abruptly.“Have we come to this interview to talk the Liberian politics? You don’t define what I say. We are here to talk about democracy but, you want to talk about Liberian politics? Come to Liberia and I will give you full time to do it.“In fact this interview has ended. You don’t hijack people this way. You called me here to talk about democracy but if you turn the interview into Liberian politics then I am out of here,” Sirleaf said as she disconnected the lapel microphone, emerged from her seat and walked away.Apparently, her interviewer had sourced some of his questions from an interview he had earlier with former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, who had earlier agreed to an asylum request from Taylor as part of the Peace deal agreed in Accra in 2003.In that interview, Obasanjo, who also attended the South African celebrations for democratic governance, said it was the United States government that pressured former President Sirleaf to request the extradition of Taylor.“The U.S. broke their own assurance they gave to us all that for the sake of peace in Liberia all they wanted was for Taylor to leave. Nothing else was talked about concerning the extradition of the former president for trial on crimes of war or whatever,” he said.Meanwhile, South Africa commemorated 25 years of democracy on Saturday, April 27, 2019. On that day 25 years ago in 1994, the country held its first non-racial democratic elections. The commemorative program brought together various groups and organizations from around the country. April 27 in South Africa is now celebrated each year as “Freedom Day” to mark beginning of the country’s long and painful road to democracy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgUS-based American Airlines will begin direct service from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, USA, to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown, Guyana, on December 18, 2019, giving travellers more direct access to Guyana.“American is the only US carrier that flies directly to Georgetown,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American Airlines. “This route will be important for customers in New York with cultural, business, or economic interest in the market, and we look forward to welcoming Guyanese visitors to the Big Apple,” the airline stated in a release to the media.The new service from JFK will be operated daily on a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats, including 16 seats in First Class. The aircraft also features access to power at every seat while on board.The daily flights are scheduled to leave JFK at 18:00h and arrive in Guyana at 00:40h. The return flight will leave Guyana at 01:35h and arrive in New York at 06:29h. The statement noted that these are still subject to approval by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.American Airlines began operating four weekly flights to Guyana from Miami in November 2018. The airline plans to increase to daily service in the summer and will operate on a larger aircraft with 172 seats this winter due to the strong demand.The new JFK – GEO flight tickets will be available for purchase on May 6, 2019, the statement said.“Guyana welcomed American Airlines in 2018 with non-stop flights from Miami International Airport. This new route opens up an additional way travellers can access Guyana, experience its tourism product and discover its beauty. With these daily flights, American Airlines will make Guyana more accessible to the world and its key tourism markets,” Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Brian T Mullis stated.He added that “Guyana has recently gained worldwide recognition for being named the Number One Eco-Tourism Destination in the world by the Green Destination Foundation at ITB Berlin. Many want to experience the wonders of Guyana and this new route will help to make that possible”.This is the airline’s fourth destination in South America from JFK. American continues to provide more service to South America than any other carrier, with more than 265 weekly flights to the region.American Airlines Group and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgA security guard attached to Electronic City, Water Street, Georgetown branch was on Friday morning shot to his left side ribcage after he attempted to prevent a robbery. The injured man has been identified only as D Joseph.Reports are Abdel Odie, an employee attached to Unique Apartments, in Laluni Street, Queenstown, had just left a city bank after transacting business and was heading to his parked vehicle when he got the intuition he was being followed.Without hesitation, the man walked into the store thinking the feeling would subside but it turned out to be true. As he entered the store, he reportedly felt someone pulling away the package he was carrying and as he turned around, he saw the lone gunman.The man then placed a gun to his back and instructed the he hand over the package, which contained at least $1.2 million.Manager of the store, Curlis James, explained that the gunman grabbed the package and was about to run out of the establishment but at that time, a security guard realised what had occurred and attempted to stop the bandit.In retaliation, the gunman discharged a round in the direction of the security guard, hitting him to the upper region of the body. The gunman, James noted, ran out of the store and fled the scene on a motorcycle that was parked a short distance away.The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted. Up to late Friday evening, his condition was listed as stable.A visibly traumatised Odie confirmed that he had withdrawn $1.2 million from the bank and was heading back to work when the incident occurred. The Police were called and an investigation has been launched.Though the Guyana Police Force has announced a significant 20 per cent decrease in serious crime, citizens and members of the Opposition are contending otherwise. On Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told media operatives that crime has drastically increased regardless of what has been announced.He explained that despite the Government’s claims that crime is under control, from all indication it is spiralling out of control.last_img read more

29 12 19

first_imgJob Vacancy: Management at Hegartys Centra Group require Trainee Manager to join their team.The Hegartys Centra Group Kilcar, Killybegs, Claremorris and Bellaghy, require a highly motivated person who is innovative and creative with excellent team building skills. The ideal candidate must be customer focused and be able to deliver the highest standards at all times. The position offers a competitive salary.The candidate will have to be willing to relocate between our Mayo and Donegal stores.Closing date for applications: 29th May 2017Please forward your CV in strict confidence to: liam.hegarty@centra.ieCentra is an equal opportunities employer.  Job Vacancy: Popular supermarket seeks Trainee Manager was last modified: May 17th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:EmploymentHegartys Centra Groupjobssupermarkettrainee managerVacancylast_img read more

28 12 19

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TONIGHT, 7:30 SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. I-A QUARTERFINALS PERRIS (24-5) at HART (24-4) Outlook: Hart, led by sharp-shooting Taylor Lilley, looks to continue its winning ways after reaching the section final three times over the past four seasons. Lilley, a Oregon-bound senior, averages 18.5 points and has converted a Hart single-season record 100 3-pointers. Hart’s second leading scorer, Tatianna Thomas, has played sparingly during the playoffs because of an ankle injury but should see significant minutes off the bench tonight. “Tatianna played a little bit Wednesday, and I’d say she’s about 80 percent right now,” Hart coach Dave Munroe said. Hart has won 12 in a row by 14 points or more. “We have good chemistry, we play well together and we play good team defense,” Munroe said. Perris, led by guard Brandie McCann, has won eight in a row by an average margin of 32.3 points. McCann averages 21.2 points (25.5 in the playoffs) and shoots 83 percent from the line. “Brandie McCann is a very good player,” Munroe said. MARINA of Huntington Beach (24-4) at CANYON (21-7) Outlook: In the midst of its most successful girls’ basketball season in school history, Canyon returns home for the first time in 15 days against a Marina team that has won 13 of its past 14. “I wouldn’t say I’m psyched up but I’m preparing. Marina is a pretty good team,” Canyon coach Stan Delus said. “They have a solid starting five and they run their offensive set very well. We’re going to have to play some really solid defense.” Canyon’s Nikki Leon (12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.0 steals) is among four starters averaging 7.6 points or better. Princeton-bound Cheryl Stevens (9.4 points, 8.9 rebounds) averages 5.2 blocks – including 12 in one game during a nonleague loss to Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Marina’s key players are Erin Barney and Rachael Maulit. Barney leads the team with 12.2 points per game (42 percent from 3-range range) and 6.8 rebounds. Maulit averages 8.3 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 steals – including six steals in a 58-35 second-round victory over Saddleback. – Gerry Gittelsonlast_img read more

25 12 19

first_imgDONEGAL Gardai are searching for a bogus charity collector dressed in a Santa Claus suit.The money-grabbing crook targeted punters in pubs in Bundoran – claiming he was collecting cash for the RNLI.But this particular Santa was looking to line his own pockets. An RNLI spokesman revealed: “Gardai were alerted in Bundoran on Sunday to a man wearing a Santa suit claiming to be collecting money for the local RNLI.“He called to a premises in the West End of the town on Sunday evening around 6.30pm.“While Bundoran RNLI have advised that while they will be shortly selling tickets for their upcoming dinner dance, there are currently no collections operating in the area.“We would ask anyone suspected of collecting money fraudulently on behalf of the organisation should be reported to the Gardai.” Gardai in Ballyshannon are investigating the incident.“Someone out there will know who this is,” said one local Garda.“Bogus charity collectors are thieves who are stealing money from excellent organisations like the RNLI.” GARDAI HUNT BOGUS CHARITY COLLECTOR DRESSED AS SANTA was last modified: November 18th, 2012 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:bundorandonegalDonegal DailyGARDAI HUNT BOGUS CHARITY COLLECTOR DRESSED AS SANTARNLIlast_img read more

25 12 19

first_imgASPEN, COLO. – With police hot on her heels, a 32-year-old Snowmass Village, Colo., woman barged into a house Wednesday night to take cover. Unfortunately for her, the house she walked into belonged to Aspen Police Chief Loren Ryerson. And she was carrying 4.5 grams of cocaine, a crack pipe and an assortment of other drug paraphernalia in her purse. “Of all the places to walk into,” said the chief’s wife, Mary, who was home at the time with her two children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The woman, Martha Ruth Byrum, was being followed by two Aspen officers who grew suspicious of her erratic behavior, police said. She abandoned her 1986 Chevrolet station wagon in front of the chief’s house when it apparently ran out of gas. Byrum startled the police chief’s wife and children when she made her way inside the house. The chief wasn’t at home. “She knocked on a window and just opened our sliding glass door and came in,” Mary Ryerson said. Byrum asked to use the phone and the restroom, Mary Ryerson said. A moment later, police Sgt. Bill Linn came to the door. “I asked Byrum what she was doing, and she was almost not comprehensible,” Linn wrote in an arrest affidavit. “She was shaking badly and speaking very quickly. … I could also smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Byrum’s breath.” After she was handcuffed, Byrum tried to escape from the patrol car twice. While police were searching her purse, she managed to escape, but they caught her about 30 yards away. At the Pitkin County Jail, police continued their search of Byrum’s purse, where they found a metal spoon, a film canister of what appeared to be baking soda, a filter screen and a glass tube, in addition to the cocaine and crack pipe. She faces charges of first-degree criminal trespassing, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more