T&T retain Women’s Super50 title

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC): Opener Felicia Walters stroked a half-century as Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados by 21 runs here yesterday, to successfully defend their Women’s Regional Super50 title. Playing in the final at the Arnos Vale Stadium, T&T were bowled out for 164 off 46 overs, with Walters top-scoring with a patient 53. Reniece Boyce got 29 and Rachael Vincent, 20. Leg-spinner Keila Elliot was the best bowler with four for 47 while seamer Deandra Dottin picked up three for 41. In reply, Barbados battled back from a terrible start to appear on course for victory at 70 for two in the 19th over before collapsing to lose their last eight wickets for 63 runs. West Indies Women stars Dottin and Kyshona Knight both hit 32 while Charlene Taitt chimed in with 24. Slow medium Felicia Walters helped hurt the innings with three for 25 while slow bowler Karishma Ramharack (2-10), fast bowler Shenelle Lord (2-27) and off-spinner Anisa Mohammed (2-36) all finished with two wickets each. Sent in, T&T got off to a decent start when Walters anchored two successive, productive stands, putting on 44 for the first wicket with Boyce and another 49 for the second wicket with Lord. Walters struck just three fours but held the innings together, batting through until the 45th over before finally being dismissed. UNDER PRESSURE T&T were well placed at 103 for two in the 24th over but lost their last eight wickets for 61 runs, with Elliot and off-spinner Hayley Matthews (2-17) also doing the damage. Barbados were placed under pressure early in their run chase when in-form opener Matthews (9) and her West Indies teammate Kycia Knight (0) were both prised out cheaply with just nine runs on the board in the third over. A recovery followed, however, as Dottin and Knight then combined in a 61-run, third-wicket stand to ensure the innings flourished. Once Dottin was bowled by Ramharack in the 19th over, the innings went into freefall, with five wickets tumbling for 27 runs to leave Barbados tottering on 97 for seven. Taitt and tail-ender Shamilia Connell (20) made an attempt at a rearguard action in a 32-run, eighth wicket partnership but Mohammed had Connell stumped in the 42nd over to signal the final rites.last_img read more

Standhardinger raring to help Gilas Pilipinas bounce back vs Iran

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments “I feel pressure to play my heart out and to play my best for my country. I don’t feel pressure to match with anybody,” said Standhardinger.Standhardinger will form a dynamic frontcourt with San Miguel teammate and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo that will form two big men who can operate simultaneously in the paint and outside of it.Gilas was subjected to the quicker Kazakh big men especially in the game’s final field goal that saw Rustam Yergali and Anton Bykov connect on a play that exploited the Filipinos’ slower pace.Yergali was able to make a beeline to the hoop that forced Fajardo to help out leaving Bykov open in the lane for the dagger layup with 12.7 seconds left to play.Standhardinger can play as a point-forward for Gilas and that is what he plans to do against Iran’s bigs on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The loss saw the Philippines drop to a third-place tie with Japan with identical 5-4 records, and Standhardinger is now determined to right whatever wrongs that happened against the Kazakhs in Gilas’ next game against Iran.Standhardinger will be suiting up for the game against the Iranians as the team’s naturalized player and although he doesn’t mind putting up gaudy numbers, he feels the pressure of representing the Philippines proudly in a game the country badly needs to win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I don’t feel pressure to produce stats because if I don’t produce stats it’s okay, but I do feel pressure playing for the country,” said Standhardinger Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I do feel pressure giving it my all.”The top three teams from Groups E and F and the better of the fourth placers will advance to the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China and the Philippines needs to lock up at least the third seed in Group F to avoid any complications in the future stages of the competition. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “You guys know that my game is everything but perfect, you know I’m a little unconventional but I do think that with my speed on the court I hope I can help the team a little bit,” said Standhardinger.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger witnessed how the Philippines fell to Kazakhstan in disappointing fashion, 92-88, in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.It was a painful memory that was etched into his mind as he was unable to play for Gilas Pilipinas in that Group F game since the team decided that he would sit out the match in favor of point guard Stanley Pringle for the naturalized player slot.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

List of approved water facilities to be announced soon – GA-FDD

first_imgFollowing an assessment conducted in Georgetown earlier this year, where 11 of 29 water facilities were found to be unlicensed and non-compliant with the laws governing the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD), the body is preparing to release to the public, a list of water processors who are compliant to ensure safety among customers.Head of the Department, Marlon Cole on Monday spoke withGuyana Times, where he made the announcement. According to Cole, the official list will be presented some time during the week.During a recent interview, Cole said, “We are working with them and we are encouraging them to ensure that they bring in their applications and the necessary paper work so that they can be licensed for 2018”.He pointed out that the GA-FDD will be ensuring regular inspections are conducted on the water processing businesses to ensure they are complying with the laws.According to him, those businesses should have been fully compliant and licensed by March of this year, however the Department has extended this time until October of 2018.He noted that all water businesses, including those out of the city will be expected to be licensed on or before this time.“Officers in the outlying regions will conduct the necessary inspections at the water businesses and will bring samples as well,” Cole asserted.Based on the findings of the six-month long assessment, which concluded back in August, some 11 water processing facilities were found to be incompliant with the laws while operating without the necessary License from the Department.According to the GA-FDD, the samples were analysed for microbiological and chemical parameters to verify compliance with safety requirements. Of the 29 facilities that samples were taken from, 11 were found to be operating without the necessary license from the department. Of the 87 samples submitted for analysis, 15 or 17 per cent were found to be unsatisfactory.Due to this, the department has been urging consumers to be cautious and to request a valid licence from water processing factories who retail five-gallon proportions and to furthermore ensure the bottles are properly labelled and sealed before purchase as well as report any company that fails to comply with the Department’s requirements as it relates to the sale of treated water.In an effort to ensure proper health amongst the citizens, the GA-FDD has vowed to repeat such exercises.The department is also appealing on the water distribution companies to comply with its requirements or face the penalty of being closed down.It said that manufacturers and distributors must have a valid licence, issued by this Department and is an indicator of their compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices; also bottles used must be properly cleaned, sanitised, labelled and sealed. No funnel should be used to transfer water to bottles prior to sale and/or distribution.last_img read more

Rank transferred after female passenger busted with cocaine

first_imgA female passenger nabbed with drugs at the Ogle airport on Sunday morning has led to the transfer of a rank of the Police Narcotics Department.According to reports, the female passenger was escorted to the Eugene F Correia International Airport on Sunday by the rank who is allegedly stationed there.The rank then indicated to security at the airport to conduct a search on the woman’s luggage; however, the act caused suspicion by an official.The female passenger was taken into a room by an agent of the Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) and the search was conducted during which over one kilo of cocaine was found in her possession.According to officials, a probe was launched as there were suspicions of collusion among the Police ranks stationed at the airport.At the time of the bust, the female passenger was travelling to the Cayman Islands, via Barbados.The Narcotics rank has reportedly been posted to the Tactical Services Unit of the Police Force pending the outcome of the investigation. The female passenger remains in custody.last_img read more

Midget Predators win at home on Friday night against Bantam B Boys

first_imgIn period three, Jaycee Bird scored a goal with assists by Payton Bowen and Kasey Ditner making the score 4-1.Then with 2:58 left in the game, the Bantam B Boys scored a goal making the final score 4-2 for the Predators.Mikayla Loewen was voted MVP, and Cheree Peters received Coach’s Pick.Up next, the Midget Predators are in Fort Nelson, on March 15 to the 17, for a Tournament.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Midget Predators female hockey team were home on Friday night as they hosted the Bantam B Boys.In period one, the Predators managed to score three goals.Kaelie Morton scored the first goal with an assist by Jordyn Larson.- Advertisement -The second goal was scored by Hannah Piket with assists by Jordyn Larson and Kaelie Morton.The third goal of the period came from Bralin Willich with a feed from Mikayla Loewen and Jerzi Westgate making the score 3-0 as they headed into the second period.The Bantam B Boys scored one goal on the Predators late in the second frame, making the score 3-1.Advertisementlast_img read more

Bolt continues to fuel his pro football dreams in Norway

first_img0Shares0000Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been training with the Norwegian football club Stromsgodset at Marienlyst Stadium in Drammen, Norway. © AFP / Hans Arne VedlogDRAMMEN, Norway, May 31 – Usain Bolt hopes to play in a friendly against the Norway Under-19 team next week as part of his ongoing bid to become a professional footballer and prepare for his Old Trafford debut in a charity match.The 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medallist took part in training on Thursday with Norwegian top-tier club Stromsgodset at Drammen,40km (25 miles) south-west of Oslo, as part of his week-long stay. It is the latest part of Bolt’s on-going bid to become a professional footballer after the Manchester United fan also trained with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in March.He is set to play at United’s iconic Old Trafford stadium in a Soccer Aid charity match on June 10 when he captains a World XI against an England celebrity team led by singer Robbie Williams.Before that, the retired sprint king hopes to get on the pitch in Stromsgodset’s friendly against the Norwegian Under-19 side on Tuesday.“If I can get a couple of minutes, that would be good,” Bolt told reporters, sweating heavily after the training session.“I’m here to try to get fit for the charity game in Manchester next weekend.“Getting a few minutes on a full pitch would be good for me.Usain Bolt said everyone at Norwegian football club Stromsgodset ‘has been cool and welcoming.’ © AFP / Hans Arne Vedlog“They are very good at passing. The standard is very good here, the game is high tempo.“The more comfortable I get here, the more I will relax, but everyone has been cool and welcoming.”According to reports, Bolt has been given the shirt number 9.58 — his world record time for the 100 metres set in Berlin in 2009 — to wear during his stay.Stromsgodset are struggling — 12th of the 16 teams in Norway’s Eliteserien top league — and he has some advice.“Just play better, I guess,” he said with a laugh.“It’s all about the work and sometimes about a bit of luck, as the seasons goes, on you always improve, so hopefully they’ll get better and fitter.”Stromsgodset’s sports director Jostein Flo has said he wants to give Bolt a chance in the forthcoming friendly and the squad was surprised to find the world’s fastest man in their dressing room.– ‘A bit rusty’ –“We had no idea before he walked through the door, that was awesome,” goalkeeper Espen Bugge Pettersen told Norwegian daily Dagbladet.“He is a bit rusty, in his current form he won’t add value, but we will have to give him some time.”Forward Marcus Pedersen said the Jamaican’s pace was obvious.Usain Bolt said he is training at Norwegian football club Stromsgodset ‘to try to get fit for the charity game in Manchester next weekend.’ © AFP / Hans Arne Vedlog“We haven’t seen so much of his footballing skills yet, but he obviously outpaces anyone around here,” said the Norway international.While Bolt’s dalliance with football has yet to lead to a contract, the head of Stromsgodset’s supporters club was delighted to see the world’s fastest man at training.“It brings joy to the fans and that is a relief after a few bad rounds in the league,” said Stromsgodset supporter Thor Arne Hanssen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wind gusts expected to give way to showers

first_imgLANCASTER – The spring-like weather that has marked the Antelope Valley for more than two weeks disappeared Wednesday. Blustery winds stirred up dust clouds and kept afternoon temperatures in the low 50s. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Wednesday for the Antelope Valley, brought on by a strong onshore flow. Gusts were clocked Wednesday as high as 37 mph at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale and 39 mph at Fox Airfield in Lancaster. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Winds were predicted to be considerably lower today. The Weather Service predicted afternoon temperatures today in the 50s, with partly cloudy skies, and slightly chillier weather Friday. The Weather Service said there is a 30 percent chance of showers Friday night and Saturday morning, then partly cloudy skies Sunday. At the Mountain High ski area in the Angeles National Forest, operators said they expected the end of the unseasonably warm weather to let them resume snowmaking. The resort reported a 40 percent chance of snow Saturday, with snow showers possible Monday and Tuesday. 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


first_imgA Co Donegal cancer survivor has been presented with a prestigious Global Hero of Hope Award.Suibhan Gillespie who received the award. Pic: Clive WassonSuibhan Gillespie was first told she had cancer back in 2001.But since her successful battle, Suibhan has dedicated a major part of her life in raising funds for research into the disease – including her involvement with Donegal’s Relay for Life. News of Suibhan’s award was made at a ceremony at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.But modest Suibhan said she was simply accepting the award on all those who have battled the disease and those who have helped them on their journey.“I certainly do not consider myself a hero but I was happy to accept the award on behalf of the many people who have ben and continue to be on this journey.“That includes the families of those battling cancer as well as all the wonderful researchers and doctors and nurses who continue to work in the battle against cancer,” she said. Suibhan also paid tribute to the staff of the oncology unit at Letterkenny General Hospital as well as the Galway Research Unit.She said she wanted to remind people that the facilities for coping with cancer are much more advanced than they were in recent years.“Even a thing like the actual journey from Dublin for treatment has changed since I got my treatment. There wasn’t a motorway back then and we had to pass through all the towns like Slane and Ashbourne.“That has all changed as well as the advances in treatment of course and we will continue to battle against cancer,” she said. DONEGAL WOMAN PRESENTED WITH GLOBAL HERO CANCER AWARD was last modified: September 29th, 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:donegalIrish Cancer SocietyRelay for LifeSuibhan Gillespielast_img read more

Harry Kane out to prove leadership credentials ahead of England v Scotland

first_imgHarry Kane is eager to prove his leadership credentials for England when he makes his expected return to the side against Scotland.The Tottenham striker, who won the Premier League golden boot with 29 goals after a superb end to the domestic campaign, is set to lead the line at Hampden Park in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.That would also be his first senior appearance under Gareth Southgate, having missed the last six games through injury, and he is ready to play a prominent role.Southgate has left former captain Wayne Rooney out of the squad and is yet to name a replacement for the trip to Glasgow.Kane may have only played 17 times for the Three Lions but would clearly relish the armband.“I see myself as one of the leaders now in the team and I’m looking forward to it,” he said at a school event in Walthamstow in association with Lidl.“I’m only 23 but I feel that there are a lot of younger players in the team compared to me and I have a good relationship with them. I have a good relationship with all the players, the older, the younger and there are quite a few Spurs boys in there as well.“It helps as we play with each other, train with each other day in, day out so we know each other very well on the pitch but off the pitch also. If someone is feeling a bit down, or if they’re not quite right then we are there to know that and help them out.”England were 3-0 winners at Wembley in the reverse fixture in November, with Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill on target, but Kane expects a trickier outing in the Scots’ backyard.The derby occasion is sure to make for a febrile atmosphere but England will be looking to draw the sting out of the fixture by keeping their heads.“It is a massive game, everyone knows how big England versus Scotland is with the rivalry that we have and we had a great result against them at Wembley in November,” said Kane.“We just want to go out there and do it again – we know it will be a bit tougher doing it away from home but with the team we have got and the confidence we have got we know we just have to go out there and not get too caught up in the moment.“You have to be professional. Of course, it is going to be a passionate game but it’s about being calm and composed and sticking to the game plan. I feel we can do that – I feel we have a level-headed squad.” 1 Harry Kane with the Premier League Golden Boot last_img read more


first_imgA great night was had by all who attended the Arena 7 for our Texas Hold’Em Poker Classic.Well done and good luck to Sean Mc Donagh and Paddy Doherty on reaching the MacLarnon Cup semi-final.Good luck to our Minors who play Glenswilly at home this Sunday in their first game of the season. All managers are reminded that the pitch is only open for competitive games until further notice.A number of club members took part in the recent Ulster Council Club Development Course in Ballybofey.Club gear can be purchased from Donegal Sports (Hats, Hoodies, Tracksuits, Training tops, etc.)The final registration day will be on Sunday the 9th of March from 2-4pm in the community room of the Church of the Irish Martyrs. Club members are being encouraged to purchase tickets for the Allianz leagues in advance and avail of a saving of €5. Tickets can be purchased at selected Super Value/Centra stores or at gaa.ie, or via tickets.ieU6 Football resumes on Friday evenings from 6-6.45pm at the Woodlands school. New players welcome. U8 Football will resume in mid March at Páirc na nGael.U14 Football training at Game on Sports on Mondays from 6-7pm & Fridays 8-9pm. New players welcome.Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening – 1st, 2nd & 3rd class-Woodlands School 6-6.45pm. 4th & 5th class – Game on Sports 7-8pm. 6th class & Secondary school-Game on Sports 7.30 – 8.30 pm. Contact 086 8163605 for information.Hurling training for U6, U8, U10 and U12 continues every Thursday evening from 6-7pm at Game on Sports. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training. Senior Ladies Football training continues every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7-8pm at Game on Sports.Level 1 coaching course will take place on 7th, 8th, 14th &15th March in Buncrana. Anyone interested in doing this must already have Foundation level and Child Protection completed. For more details contact Oisin on 0867325955.GAA National Draw – With only a few weeks left until the big draw make sure you get your ticket today from any club member. Priced at only €10, all proceeds stay with the club.Lotto numbers for week ending the 23rd February were 2, 17, 20, & 24. Match 3 winner was Shaun O’Doherty c/o Pin Tavern. This weeks jackpot is €2000 For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: FINAL REGISTRATION DAY FOR LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Club NewsLetterkenny Gaelslast_img read more