It’s WI Women’s time to win T20 World Cup – Aguilleira

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Former West Indies Women captain Merissa Aguilleira believes that the regional side is capable of securing championship honours in the forthcoming T20 World Cup, which starts next month in India.West Indies women have reached the penultimate stage of the competition on three successive occasions, but the Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper-batsman believes that they can go all the way this time.”I am really excited about this tournament because I truly believe it is time for us to win this T20 World Cup,” said Aguilleira.”It has been three consecutive times we have reached the semi-finals, so it’s about time, but I have all faith in the girls, and I truly believe we can cross that mantle.”Aguilleira has been in prolific form since she was relieved from her duties as captain, a title that has been handed to Jamaican cricketer Stafanie Taylor.She roared to two powerful half-centuries in St Lucia last October to help West Indies Women come from behind to beat Pakistan in an ODI series 3-1 and said consistency would ensure that Windies Women lift the World T20 trophy.LACKING CONSISTENCY”I must say consistency because we have been lacking that for quite some time,” said Aguilleira, a 10-year veteran who has played 86 ODIs and 73 T20s.”One minute we are up; next minute, we are down. But I think once we get that consistency going, everything will fall into alignment.”Aguilleira is part of a squad that includes a number of reserve players in a training camp at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados, preparing for a tour of South Africa before the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament in India. They are participating in an on-field training programme as well as a number of personal-development sessions before leaving for South Africa in two batches on February 9 and 10.”I will be going forward in South Africa with full fire, trying to continue from where I left off in St Lucia,” she said.”I have really been putting in some work so, hopefully, I can go out there and contribute for the team.”last_img read more

Visiting Perpetual nips Mapua at home in NCAA On Tour

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “He [Coronel] hit the big shots in the end and we made key stops in the dying seconds and those things helped us get the win,” said Perpetual assistant coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagan had a game-high 13 points to lead the Altas but it was the 6-foot-11 Prince Eze who did much of the dirty work with 11 points and 21 rebounds.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 Altas had a comfortable 49-40 lead heading into the fourth but a slew of turnovers allowed the Cardinals to storm back and mount a 14-2 run to take a 54-51 lead with 4:05 left in the game.Leo Gabo had a team-high 12 points to lead the Cardinals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation PH bamboozles Iraq LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help came through in the clutch and silenced host Mapua University, 63-60, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Mapua University Gym Thursday.AJ Coronel came through in the final couple of minutes for the Altas, hitting a crucial triple to give Perpetual a 60-56 lead at the 1:22 mark of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Northern BC High School Rodeo Association holds second weekend of rodeo in Chetwynd

first_img In the Juniors, Saturday’s All Round Cowgirl went to Keri Moat, with All Round Cowboy going to Danny Jones.Sunday’s Junior All Round Cowgirl went to Shelby Corr, while All Round Cowboy went to Korbin Mills.Senior Results:Junior Results:Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern B.C. High School Rodeo Association held a rodeo on October 5 and 6 in Chetwynd.This was the fourth rodeo to take place of the Fall season.The last rodeo to take place in Chetwynd was on September 28 and 29.- Advertisement -Saturday’s Senior All Round Cowgirl went to Rylie Bondaroff, with All Round Cowboy going to Tyler Pederson.Sunday’s Senior All Round Cowgirl went to Fallon Jones and All Round Cowboy went to Jesse Jones.Receiving first place in the Queen Event was Rachel Moat, with Artaysha Studley in second.Advertisementlast_img read more

“How many more must be robbed or slaughtered?” – GGDMA

first_img…slams Police over crime situationThe Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Tuesday issued a stinging statement, criticising the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and called out authorities for being unable to control the crime situation in the country.The statement comes in light of the death of its member and miner Deon Stoll, who was fatally shot by bandits as he was about to conduct business at El Dorado Trading at Da Silva Street, Kitty on Monday.Deon Stoll“How many more must be robbed, or be slaughtered before it is accepted that we have a crime issue in Guyana which must be addressed?” the Association asked.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was also called out by the GGDMA, which questioned what is being done to ensure the country is safe and to address the “upsurge” in crime.Deon Stoll, a 44-year-old businessman and miner, was attacked and shot by bandits who were reportedly trailing him in a motorcar. He later succumbed to his injuries.However, Stoll had succeeded in returning fire at one of the gunmen, whose body was later found at Tucville, Georgetown. Police Headquarters had said the suspected bandit, 18-year-old Olijah Chesney, was a serving member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).This is not the first time a member of the country’s Joint Services has been implicated in criminal activities.In light of this, the GGDMA mounted pressure on the GPF and the GDF to “weed out the rogue elements from among their ranks since all they do is tarnish the image of the force and the law-abiding officers”.According to the GGDMA, miners and businesspersons must be able to feel safe, especially when conducting legitimate business around the country. “That is the duty of the Guyana Police Force to protect and serve”.Given the upsurge in crime – which the authorities deny – the GGDMA, in its statement, asked several questions.“Where are the Police patrols? What has happened to the hundreds of vehicles and motorcycles the Government of Guyana has given to the Guyana Police Force? Are these vehicles being used for its intended purposes? What are the Guyana Police Force’s plans to address this upsurge in crime?”The Association said it refuses to sit idly by and allow its miners to “be slaughtered by these rouge elements”.“We urge all our miners to take full security precaution and call on the Joint Forces to take the necessary actions so that our streets, neighbourhoods, interior and towns can be safe to live and conduct business”.Meanwhile, the GGDMA has expressed condolences to those who are grieving the loss of Stoll and called for justice to prevail.“The Association expresses its profound condolences to the family of the late Mr Stroll whose life was snatched away from him by these animals as he sought to conduct business in a transparent manner like any other decent citizen”.For the past several months, the GPF has ceased issuing crime statistics.Latest statistics revealed that for the period January to September 2018, there were over 800 robberies committed, including robberies under arms and robberies with aggravated violence.last_img read more

Bishop Njenga win Girls Western Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom

first_img0Shares0000Bishop Njenga, who received Sh200, 000 prize money, celebrating after winning the Girls Western Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom.Photo/GERALD ANDERSONBUNGOMA, Kenya, Feb 4 – A fine finish from Violet Wanyonyi saw Kakamega based Bishop Njenga edge out Shinyalu 1-0 to win the Girls Western region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom in a match played at the Kanduyi Stadium on Sunday.After a goalless draw in the first-half, Bishop Njenga took the lead in the opening five minutes of the final period when Lavender Murumwa squeezed a through pass to find Wanyonyi, who went past Shinyalu’s defender Sharleen Ikalakala before slamming home past an on-rushing keeper. Bishop Njenga Girls team Photo. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONBishop Njenga had glorious opportunities in the first half but they could not find the target as their deadly striker Sharon Mato failed to make good use of the chances. First she feebly hit her shot direct to the keeper before blasting wide from close range with the custodian only to beat.To reach the final, Bishop Njenga, inspired by Mato eliminated Chelebei 3-1 while Shinyalu thrashed Kingandole 4-0.Bishop Njenga, who received Sh200, 000 prize money, will now join Tar Tar from Rift Valley, Ngakaa Talent Academy from Eastern, Plateau Queens from Nyanza and Waa Girls from Coast in the Girls National Final to be hosted at the Bukhungu Stadium in March.Photo/GERALD ANDERSONMiriam Orapidi from Bishop Njenga was named the Most Valuable Player, the best keeper went to Bishop Njenga’s Siella Ahono.The top scorer was shared among three players; Violet Wanyonyi, Sharon Mato both from Bishop Njenga and Sharleen Opise from Shinyalu Girls.Bishop Njenga, who received Sh200, 000 prize money, will now join Tar Tar from Rift Valley, Ngakaa Talent Academy from Eastern, Plateau Queens from Nyanza and Waa Girls from Coast in the Girls National Final to be hosted at the Bukhungu Stadium in March.The overall winner will receive Sh1mn and earn a fully paid trip to visit and train with Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom ambassador, Harambee Stars captain and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Victor Wanyama at the White Hart Lane in London.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Capital FM eyes ‘Road to Anfield’ three-peat

first_imgHowever, they failed to travel to the UK last year after losing to Tanzania’s Azania in the regional finals on goal difference. This year though, the regional phase has been scrapped.Team captain Lassie Atrash says the team has not been resting on its laurels and have been hard at work in preparation for the tournament that takes place on March 10 at the St. Mary’s School.“Every year it gets tougher for us and we don’t expect it different this year. We have been training hard and by the time the date comes, we will have attained full fitness levels.”Capital FM captain Lassie Attrash in action at Anfield, Liverpool Stadium.“The motivation is there because we know what it means to be at Anfield after travelling and actually winning the global tournament in 2016. Everyone wants that experience all over again. We are going there for business and we will ensure the tournament remains home,” Atrash noted.His sentiments are echoed by Team Manager Duncan Kikata who affirmed that the team will stop at nothing to ensure that a third title lands at the 19th floor of Lonrho House.“Being a defending champion is tough and we saw that last year. Everyone comes to beat you and we are prepared for that. Psychologically and physically, we are getting ready, motivated by the possibility of a three-peat,” the Team manager noted.He added; “We have had some very good support from the management and fellow staff members at Capital FM and we don’t want to let them down.”A total of 36 teams will take part in the day-long five-a-side tournament which will be in its sixth edition with the winner travelling to Anfield for the global tournament on May 17.The Standard Chartered management team led by CEO Lamin Manjang (second left), during the launch of the 2018 edition at the bank’s headquarters in Nairobi on February 13, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“This has been one of the most successive tournaments we have held and it’s an opportunity to interact with our clients and media partners. Over the last five years we have had the fortune of a Kenyan team (Capital FM) win the global title and we look forward that in 2018 a Kenyan team will lift the trophy again,” Standard Chartered Chief Executive Officer Lamin Manjang said.The Capital FM team, 100 percent unchanged from the last two tournaments, has already engaged in a pre-season tournament, the Obama Cup and captain Atrash said it was a good starting point ahead of the tough Road to Anfield Test.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Capital FM team after winning the 2016 edition of the Standard Chartered Road to Anfield Global tournament in Anfield in 2016NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 13- The Capital FM football team is readying itself to battle for a third consecutive Standard Chartered ‘Road to Anfield’ title, but the team knows only too well that the competition will be tougher.The best mix of music team which went on to win the global tournament in Anfield, the home of English Premier League side Liverpool in 2016 has won the last two local editions.last_img read more

Gor beat Homeboyz, now three wins from title

first_imgWith seven games remaining before the season ends for the rest of the teams, a win for Gor over the next three games will see them establish an unassailable lead at the top as with four games remaining, only 12 points will be on offer.This, is making the assumption that the chasing pack of Bandari, AFC and Sofapaka also win all their three games. If they don’t and Gor wins, then the party might come earlier for K’Ogalo.Gor have faced a crazy month of August where they have had 10 matches lined up in the space of 29 days, including two CAF Confederations Cup matches.But even in the midst of the pile up, they have been unfazed and have only dropped points in two matches, a 2-2 draw against Nakumatt FC in Machakos and their first loss of the season, a 2-1 result away to Bandari FC in Mombasa.They won 3-0 against Kariobangi Sharks, 2-1 against Posta Rangers and Monday afternoon’s 2-0 result against Homeboyz, all matches played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata leaves Homeboyz’s Moses Mudavadi sprawling on the ground in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on August 13, 2018.On Monday, they needed two quickfire goals in the first half to see off the Kakamega based side.Head coach Dylan Kerr made some slight adjustments to his squad with Shabaan Odhoji stepping into goal for the injured Boniface Oluoch.Defender Karim Nizigiyimana made his first start for the club in almost a year starting at right back while Wellington Ochieng was tasked with manning the left side of defense in the absence of AWOL Godfrey Walusimbi who is said to be forcing a move to South African side Kaizer Chiefs.Jacques Tuyisenge was absent having been rested with a slight ankle knock and the attack was tasked to George ‘Blackberry’ Odshiambo and new signing Francis Mustafa.And Mustafa ensured he rose to the occasion scoring his first league goal for K’Ogalo in the 31st minute before Innocent Wafula doubled the tally just four minutes later.In the second half, Homeboyz came back stronger and they halved the deficit in the 72nd minute, Benjamin Oketch scoring from a freekick.Just like it happened against Posta last week, Gor were made to live nervously in the remaining 18 minutes of the game.They however eased that pressure when Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi scored in the 89th minute to bag the vital win and inch closer to the title.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Francis Mustafa celebrates his goal against Kakamega Homeboyz during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on August 13, 2018. PHOTO/Gor Mahia FCNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Gor Mahia will clinch a historic 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on August 25 when they play AFC Leopards, if they pick three points against their arch rivals, and, would have won their preceding two matches.The 16-time champions stretched their lead at the top of the standings with a well worked 3-1 win over Kakamega Homeboyz at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Monday afternoon, which now means they are only nine points away from wrapping up the business.last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (KILCAR HOMECOMING 1992)

first_imgTHE heroes of 1992 brought pride and joy to the Forgotten County. Having played Dublin off the park in the decider, Anthony Molloy and his men were rightly lauded for weeks afterwards.This excellent James Byrne footage is part of the homecoming events which followed in Kilcar.   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (KILCAR HOMECOMING 1992) was last modified: September 14th, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (KILCAR HOMECOMING 1992)last_img read more

TOP DONEGAL GARDA PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS IN NEW YEAR

first_imgThe head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal has pleaded with people in the county to wear seatbelts in 2015.Inspector Harrison has pleaded with people to belt up in 2015.Inspector Michael Harrison said he has no doubt that less people would have been killed on the county’s roads last year if they had worn seatbelts.Officially 11 people were killed on Donegal roads in 2014. But Inspector Harrison confirmed that a number of those killed were NOT wearing seat belts.A frustrated Inspector Harrison told Donegal Daily “I just can’t understand why, in this day and age, people do not wear seat belts.“Seat belts save lives – it’s a proven fact and yet people across Donegal and across the country continue to ignore them,” he said.And he added “I have no doubt that some of those eleven people killed on Donegal’s roads in 2014 would have still been alive if they had been wearing their seatbelts,” he said. Inspector Harrison said both the Road Safety Authority and the Gardai are trying desperately to encourage people to wear seatbelts at all times.“We are all completely frustrated as to why people are not wearing seatbelts.“We are working on various campaigns and even Gay Byrne admitted his frustration at the situation of people not wearing belts.“We simply have to try and continue to get the message across that people are much more likely to be seriously hurt or killed if they are not wearing a seatbelt and they are in a collision,” he said. TOP DONEGAL GARDA PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS IN NEW YEAR was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 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:donegalGardaiInspector Michael Harrisonseatbeltslast_img read more

Divers Hyundai light up the night sky at Canal Road

first_imgThe Annual ‘Big Switch On’ at Divers Hyundai is certainly lighting up the December Sky at their Canal Road premises as once again they add to the seasonal festivities with all new cars sold for January having their LED lights switched on.It has become something of a tradition this ‘switch on’ with customers who have purchased new cars coming along to see their vehicle on the impressive line with lighting up time between 4.30pm and 5.30pm over the next few days. The cars have positioned in a way that it gives a beam effect across the entire boundary of the premises. To compliment this great display they have also printed the surnames of all purchasers on a number plate and have put it on the cars. Customers who have purchased new cars in the past few years have been asking if they will be doing the ‘Switch On’ again this year and the answer is simple, yes, it going to be annual event in the future.Once again Hyundai are having a great start to 171 registered vehicles which includes the Santa Fe, i40; i30: i20: i10 not forgetting the all new IONIQ and the best- selling car in Donegal and Ireland for 2016 the award winning ‘’Tucson’’. We invite you to come along and see the ‘Big Switch On’’ and if you have purchased a vehicle from us for 171 collection why not come along and get a photo of your new car on the switch-on line up.Divers Hyundai thanks you for making 2016 such a great year for the renowned Hyundai brand and takes this opportunity to wish you and all of yours a very Happy Christmas and all that is good in 2017.  Divers Hyundai light up the night sky at Canal Road was last modified: December 19th, 2016 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:big switch oncarsCHristmasDiver’s Hyundailast_img read more