Windies women’s batting flop

first_imgCRICKET:CHENNAI, India (CMC):West Indies Women will begin their Twenty20 World Cup campaign later this week with question marks over their batting, after another brittle performance left them with a 43-run defeat to Australia Women in their official warm-up game here yesterday.Chasing 140 for victory at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the Caribbean collapsed to 96 all out off 19 overs without a single player passing 20.The total was their third low score in four T20 contests in recent weeks, following on from their 2-1 defeat in their three-match series against South Africa Women.Stacy-Ann King top-scored with 19 not out to lead five players in double figures, but the next best was captain Stafanie Taylor with 14.West Indies Women lost teenage opener Hayley Matthews for four to the third ball of the innings to be four for one, before crawling to 38 for two in the 10th over. However, Taylor’s dismissal triggered the final side as the Windies Women lost their last eight wickets for 58 runs.Leg-spinner Kristen Beams picked up three for nine, while seamer Rene Farrell finished with three for 18.Earlier, Australia Women eased to 139 for three off their 20 overs after they were sent in. Opener Elyse Villani stroked 51 from 42 deliveries, while captain Meg Lanning hit an unbeaten 49 from 39 deliveries.The right-handed Villani struck eight fours as she helped add 70 for the first wicket with wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, who made 18 off 24 balls before she was caught and bowled by off-spinner Taylor in the 11th over.Villani fell soon afterwards in the 14th over but Lanning, who counted two fours and three sixes in her knock, combined with Alex Blackwell (14) to put on 47 and ensure Australia Women finished strongly.West Indies bowl off their group campaign tomorrow against Pakistan at the same venue here. They are in Group B also alongside India Women, Bangladesh Women and England Women.last_img read more

Whoops! Wardrobe malfunction mars Olympic debut for ice dancers

first_imgMOST READ “The second we stepped onto the ice, the fans started to scream and I think we really fed off that energy,” Min said. “Even with my costume coming undone, the fans helped us, picked us up.”Gamelin talks with Min in Korean and is “at least proficient” _ which was handy during his citizenship interview last year.To march as an American-born athlete alongside North Koreans in the opening ceremony was unforgettable, he said.“That was crazy. The unified team was a really historic event,” he said. “I’m loving this whole theme of peace.”ADVERTISEMENT “I know that if this comes undone, then the whole thing is going to come undone. So I had that panic,” she said. “That wouldn’t be the most ideal Olympic experience, obviously. The whole time in the back of my head I was just thinking: ‘Keep your back straight because it might come down.”Things got worse during the twizzles _ a synchronized side-by-side spin _ when Min felt the dress slipping off her shoulder and down her arm. She had to react fast to stop her Olympic debut being remembered alongside Janet Jackson’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl in 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It started to come down so I had to stop my twizzle and pull it back up,” she said. Gamelin added: “We were skating well _ you just had to keep everything, well, intact.”Gamelin is from Boston, while Min was born in California to Korean parents. They might not have grown up in the Olympic host nation, but it didn’t stop the crowd from taking them to heart. Min’s dress issues hurt their points total as they finished ninth, but they’re optimistic for the ice dance competition starting Feb. 19. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Hulk Hogan wants to make a wrestling comeback OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AP PhotoGANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) _ Five seconds into your Olympic debut, you suffer a wardrobe malfunction. What do you do? Keep your shoulders back and keep smiling.That’s exactly what happened to South Korean ice dancers Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin during their performance in Sunday’s team event. A hook on the back of Min’s red dress slid loose, threatening to reveal rather more than it already did.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PLAY LIST 02:12SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

OK for NCN to be unfair

first_imgDear Editor,As expected, the “usual suspects” have surfaced on the issue of Elections coverage and how it ought to be handled in terms of fairness, balance, accuracy and truth.As a former President of the GPA (Guyana Press Association) and as a journalist, I have advocated for years the position that in an environment where the State/Government owns and controls the dominant TV, a monopolistic radio station and in the then absence of social media, it was palpably unfair to dominate the airwaves with only one position.It would appear that Kit Nascimento and his classist comrade Anthony Vieira have converged platforms in this day and age of a plethora of platforms and multiplicity of media. I reiterate there is a difference between broadcasting and telecommunication services in the Guyanese context.Let me add for clarity that NCN on its broadcast TV network carried the President and only the President as general programming. Coverage of all of its news and other current affairs programmes is available for review by the Guyana National Broadcast Authority.Kit in his usual highbrow attitude called me a few months ago insisting that under “The Fairness Doctrine” I should comply with a request he made.  I pointed out that his reference to “The Fairness Doctrine” is over 30 years old, it is obsolete and not applicable in his case. He was wrong then as he is now but I know he likes the attention and will entertain him.Using his usual logic, it means everyone who “live streams “ licensed broadcaster or not, is a broadcaster. Here he is taking the world down a silly if not crooked path.  I have been an Election Observer, am a graduate in International Relations, and a journalist for over three decades.I am aware that certain individuals/groups in society will speak out at particular times and places to catch the ear and eye of the media, observers and the soi-disant “international community” because those individuals know how the reports are formatted and want their views reflected within that template. So the chatter has started.NCN is governed by a Board and the Board has considered and indicated to management how election coverage shall be conducted by NCN within the period of Nominations Day to the Declaration of Results.The Board will also be guided by what GECOM promulgates and work within the guidelines, if any, set out by the GNBA.Kit as is his wont states “the fact”, “quite properly points out” and goes down a media maze of terms and opinions as if all of what he says is the unvarnished truth and profound learning.I have documents dating back to the early 1960s authored by Kit Nascimento and as the saying goes, even an old leopard cannot change its spots.Watch the classist, contemptuous community clapback.With regards,Enrico WoolfordChairmanlast_img read more

4 Suspected Armed Robbers in Police Dragnet

first_imgThe Liberia National Police (LNP) have arrested four suspected armed robbers, among them, the notorious Prince Walters, 24, for their involvement in a series of armed robberies in the Paynesville and Johnsonville communities outside Monrovia.Suspect Walters, according to the police, is a resident of Barnersville Township, but was arrested in Johnsonville. He has been on the run from the police since 2013. Others are identified as Myers Neville, 39, Morris Beyan, 36, and Moses Kwenah, 29, all residents of Paynesville City.The four robbers were arrested with three single barrel guns and rounds of ammunition after they allegedly attacked a number of homes in the two communities.A knife, a pair of scissors, two short single barrel pistols and a machete were discovered by the police during the arrest of the suspects. According to an LNP release, the four suspected robbers are being investigated by the police.The LNP is meanwhile encouraging community residents to assist the police with information in their fight against armed robbery and other deadly crimes.The LNP is at the same time informing members of the public that it will take drastic action against anyone or group of individuals who conceal information that could lead to the arrest of suspected armed robbers or anyone who commits a crime.In a related development, police in Monrovia have stepped up their search for five unidentified gun men who reportedly robbed a 32 year old resident of Mango Town in Virginia last Wednesday night, April 13.The men, according to the victim, were armed with single barrel guns and cutlasses when they reportedly gained entry into his house by removing one of the window bars with an unknown object, and putting his family under gun point.The victim informed police that the robbers took away 16 pieces of cell phones belonging to his customers and an unspecified amount of United States dollars. “The LNP upon arriving on the scene, recovered the residue of the gun shots that were fired,” the release disclosed.The LNP is encouraging residents of Virginia to assist them with any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Play Play Kill Bird

first_img“Play Play Kill Bird” is an old but  hauntingly familiar saying in Liberia and it is meant to warn anyone against taking serious matters lightly as it appears in the case of our dear President and the alleged missing billions. Statements by President George Weah declaring that he was embarrassed by questions from his colleagues at the just ended United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) coupled with fresh news that the United States Federal Reserve System has declared its severance of relationships with the Central Bank of Liberia should constitute sufficient reasons of concern to the government of Liberia, as well as every well-meaning Liberian.This development comes in the wake of the billions of Liberian dollars reported missing by government functionaries including the Ministers of Information and Justice and the apparent don’t-give-a-damn attitude being exhibited by top government functionaries who are, in one way or the other, connected to the current debacle.The Daily Observer is, however, not surprised at such a move on the part of the Federal Reserve simply because of the fact the US dollar is legal tender in Liberia and the disappearance of millions of Liberian dollar banknotes which could be traded for US dollars on the open currency market could lead to situations in which money from illegal, drug or terrorist related sources could be laundered in the Liberian economy.For the benefit of our readers and the public at large, central banks use foreign exchange reserves in a number of ways key amongst which is to maintain liquidity in case of economic crises such as the liquidity crunch the nation experienced in the latter part of last year. In such instances, where the money supply becomes constricted, the Central Bank can exchange part of its foreign exchange reserves for local currency to allow importers to pay for and receive imports.Perhaps most critical amongst the reasons why the Central Bank maintains foreign exchange reserves is is the need for government to provide confidence in the economy. The Central Bank serves to assure investors that it will prevent a sudden flight of capital and the loss of capital for the country and, it helps prevent economic crisis which could occur when an event, like the coup of 1980 for example, triggers the flight of capital to safer climes.Additionally, foreign exchange reserves are needed to assure investors, local and foreign, that the country will meet international payment obligations such as commercial and sovereign debts and the financing of imports as well as the ability of the Central Bank to absorb unexpected shocks associated with sudden capital movements.That the United States Federal Reserve System would announce its severance of links to the Central Bank of Liberia, says in plain and simple terms that the country can no longer use the US dollar and may not be able in the not distant future, to access US dollars to meet its external and domestic obligations and such could likely trigger a sharp depreciation of the Liberian dollar against the US dollar.It means that the Liberian-US dollar exchange rate, currently hovering between 150 and 156 Liberian dollars to one US dollar, may rise sharply. The effects of such development are likely to be seen in the rise in prices of essential commodities, transport fares, etc.  In the opinion of this newspaper, these actions are triggered by the seeming reluctance of this government to make good on its pledge to fully investigate the case of the disappeared billions as well as its non-committal attitude to the establishment of a war and economic crimes court for Liberia.This is because the creation of such a court will open the door to accountability of past and even present officials. Additionally, alarm bells have been triggered by the corrupt and apparently criminal behavior, with impunity, of CBL officials deliberately ignoring the need to officially record financial transactions on the books of the bank. Strangely, and for unexplained reasons, the CBL’s Board of Governors including the Board of Directors should be equally held liable for such flagrant departures from official policy and best practices in financial management.These CBL officials are charged with a statutory responsibility to provide oversight on the CBL’s operations. Granted, the Legislature may have issued unclear directions to CBL leadership on the printing of additional currency banknotes, why did the Board of Directors including the Board of Governors overlook gross transgressions of public policy by the leadership of the CBL and why did they not put a halt to the unapproved printing of additional banknotes?Further why are these officials not being held liable for gross negligence of duty including malfeasance and nonfeasance in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities? Given the virtual lack of proper accounting and recording of transactions, it may very well prove difficult to bring any CBL official to book since any considerations of prosecution must be based on facts. How well can these facts be established will prove a daunting task primarily because of the apparent criminal behavior of CBL and Finance Ministry officials.President Weah has pledged a full investigation and prosecution, if needs be, of those found liable and culpable for the alleged disappearance of the billions reported to be missing. It is, however, important to note that from the records, Liberian currency banknotes were printed and brought into the country during the tenure of President Sirleaf. Printed banknotes were also brought into the country since President Weah officially assumed the mantle of authority.It goes without saying, therefore, that while ex officials of the past government and President Sirleaf should provide explanations on money imported into the country under her watch, President Weah and his corps of officials should and must provide explanations or account for Liberian dollar banknotes, (estimated in the billions) imported in the country.As underscored in previous editorials, President Weah does not have the luxury of time to deal forthrightly with these pressing issues of national concern. He must consider the “missing money business” with a sense of urgency, given what is perceived as a hovering “Sword of Damocles” in the form of sanctions hanging over this nation. He must “CLOSE HIS EYES” and deal firmly with wayward officials, for this indeed is serious and is no “Chaydey  ni Pehn Kahnnon” affair falling strictly within the purview of the “Big Papa”. The verdict is out, President Weah; this is no time for “Play Play” because as our people say “Play Play Kill Bird”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Accident, oil spill tie up Terminal Island bridge

first_imgThe rain also made it more difficult to clean up the mess. “Spills like this are a big problem in the rain because materials can get washed down into the gutters,” DuRee said. Workers were slipping and sliding over the wet surface as they brought in sand and other absorbent material to mop up the spill. “It’s like an ice skating rink out there,” DuRee said. Staff writer Samantha Gonzaga contributed to this report. By Kelly Puente STAFF WRITER A traffic accident and oil spill on the rain-slicked bridge connecting Terminal Island and Long Beach caused hours of backed-up traffic Wednesday morning. The accident on the Gerald Desmond Bridge involving two cars and a tractor-trailer occurred about 7:30 a.m. on the westbound side of the bridge near Pier E, said Capt. Mike DuRee of the Long Beach Fire Department. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The oil tank in the tractor-trailer was perforated, spilling oil and diesel gas over a 250-yard area on the downhill slope of the bridge. A driver in one of the cars had minor injures and was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, DuRee said. Traffic was diverted onto the Terminal Island (47) and Long Beach (710) freeways, authorities said. The remaining traffic stuck on the bridge was escorted off so the bridge could be shut down. The spill was cleaned up, and the bridge reopened around 3 p.m., said officer Robert Miller of the Long Beach Harbor Patrol. Wednesday morning’s light rain made the road extra slippery and was the likely cause of the accident, DuRee said. last_img read more


first_imgConvoy GAA NotesBingo continues in Hall at 8.30 Club lotto 7/10/14 Counties drawn SO OY LH DN, 19 matched 2. 5 winners Michael Boyle, Anne Dillon, Pat Flynn, Sean McElhinney & c/o Patsy Gallagher, jackpot next week €4300.Ladies Training has now finished up for the Season Thanks to all who helped with both teams all year. Underage Training on Fri 6-7 Bring €2 and gum shield.The Club are Hosting a Halloween Disco in the Clubhouse on Fri 24th Oct from 6.30 till 8.30 for our Underage –Primary School Children €3 per child .U13 girls Semi-final v Glenswilly on Sat 18th venue and time TBC All support welcome.St. Mary’s u13 boys play their shield final on Wednesday October 15th at 7pm at home. Gather at pitch at 6.15. Don’t forget the gum shields and €2. All parents, family, friends and club supporters are invited and encouraged to come along to lend their support. Most of our Underage teams and Seniors are now finished up for the Season thanks to all the Managers Committee Parents and most important our Players who all make the Club what it is .Can all managers who wish to have Notes included in Yearbook please send PRO Mairead ( or text small report 0872140060 ASAPU 21 still have Games to play Check FB for DetailsSt Marys Senior Ladies played their last game of the season v Ballyshannon at HomeE.Shovlin opened the scoring for St Marys with C.Browne points followed by a Goal and point from L.Fowley 1-03 to 0-0 .V.Kelly and F.Deeney both point St Marys to Stretch their lead 1-06 to 0-0 Ballyshannon reply with two points and N.Mailey points for the Home side to bring the Score at Half Time 1-07 to 0-2V.Kelly points fot St Marys followed by E.Shovlin to stretch the St Marys Ladies lead to 1-09 to 0-2 . Ballyshannon reply with a Goal 1=-2 to 1-09 L.Fowley points two in a row for the home side 1-11 to 1-02 .Ballyshannon find the back of the net and slot over a point to bring the score 1-11 to 2-03 The St Marys Ladies rally again with two points from C.Gallagher and a point from E.Shovlin as St Marys run out the Clear winners 1-14 to 2-03 Scorers St Marys L.Fowley 1-03 E.Shovlin 0-3 C.Browne 0-2 V.Kelly 0-2 N.Mailey 0-1 F.Deeney 0-1 C.GallagherThanks to all who heled out with both Ladies teams this year and all the ladies who trained and played for both our Teams Enjoy your Break keep the Fitness up .GAA NEWS: CONVOY U13 GIRLS FACE GLENSWILLY IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

West Ham legal disputes with London Stadium owners has cost taxpayers £4million

first_img RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions West Ham have been embroiled in various wrangles with their landlords since they moved into the former Olympic Stadium in 2016, involving issues ranging from capacity and stewarding to the sale of draught beer and the colour of the carpet which surrounds the pitch.Gerry Murphy, the LLDC’s executive director of financial, commercial and corporate services, also reiterated that West Ham’s rent does not even cover the cost of staging their own matches, claiming the taxpayer stumps up around £111,000 per match after income is taken into consideration.However, West Ham’s rent has actually risen from the £2.59m quoted by Murphy to £3m per year, and the club have long since maintained the match-day cost figure does not take into account that increase as well as catering revenue and commercial opportunities.Nevertheless the stadium’s “dire financial performance”, according to the London Assembly, remains under scrutiny. BEST OF “The two sides have spent a fortune on legal bills and now they need to wake up to the fact that Londoners expect and deserve value for money.“We urge them to reset their relationship for the sake of Londoners and realise instead the potential of a fantastic Olympic legacy project.”West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady is due to appear before the committee on October 17. West Ham agreed the tenancy agreement with the LLDC in 2013 under previous London mayor Boris Johnson’s administration, and last year current mayor Sadiq Khan announced he was taking control of the stadium after a report established it was losing about £20m a year.After the meeting Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon tweeted: “The more I hear about the Olympic Stadium contract with West Ham the more frustrated I get.“Boris’ team signed this off and currently we are told each match day costs the taxpayer around £250k in subsidy…… unbelievable.“The only winners are the lawyers in the disputes between West Ham and the LLDC re Olympic stadium use. £4m in legal fees with West Ham in last 3 years. You couldn’t make this up!”In a statement Len Duvall, deputy chair of the budget and performance committee, said: “It’s about time the London Legacy Development Corporation and West Ham put aside their squabbles and sort out their relationship. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move silverware MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED The London Stadium has been West Ham’s home since 2016 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack The ground has been met with a lot of negativity by many Hammers fans The owners of West Ham’s London Stadium have spent around £4million of taxpayers’ money over the last three years due to legal disputes with the club, it has been revealed.Lyn Garner, the new London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive, disclosed the figure when facing the London Assembly’s Budget and Performance Committee. ADVICE REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 impact Latest Football News 2last_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S College is to finally get rid of its old prefabs – and have them replaced with proper classrooms.The Letterkenny college is benefitting from a national €50M fund.The announcement comes just months after planning for a new building at the school was turned down after a campaign by local residents. “This government is committed to making prefabs a thing of the past,” said Senator Jimmy Harte, a past pupil at the college.Holy Family National School will also benefit from an extension and refurbishment. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE TO FINALLY SAY GOODBYE TO ITS OLD PREFABS was last modified: June 10th, 2013 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:ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE TO FINALLY SAY GOODBYE TO ITS OLD PREFABlast_img read more

Airport security director named

first_imgBURBANK – The former federal security director at the airport in Kauai, Hawaii, has been named to the same post at Bob Hope Airport and will start work Nov. 14, officials said. Shannon Garcia-Hamilton has worked for the Transportation Security Administration since 2002. She replaces Luz Ponce, who was reassigned to TSA’s office in Spain. “I will ensure the security of the traveling public as our No. 1 focus and priority,” Garcia-Hamilton said in a statement. She also had high praise for employees of TSA, formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “(They) are hard-working and a dedicated group of public servants focused on keeping our skies safe.” Garcia-Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Phoenix, Los Angeles. She worked for United Airlines from 1993-2002, working her way up from cargo supervisor to operations manager in Los Angeles. She served as United’s emergency response coordinator at the LAX crisis center on Sept. 11, helping families of passengers aboard Flight 175, which was hijacked en route from Boston to Los Angeles. An avid long distance runner, she’s completed seven Los Angeles Marathons and one New York City Marathon. “Shannon Garcia-Hamilton has demonstrated the leadership skills consistent with our agency’s goals,” Ed Gomez, TSA’s western area director, said in a statement. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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