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Sammy wants to seal semi-final spot by beating SA

first_imgCRICKET: ICC Twenty20 World Cup NAGPUR, India (AP) – West Indies captain Darren Sammy will be confidently aiming for a semi-final spot at the World Twenty20 when the 2012 champions take on South Africa in a Group 1 match today (9 a.m. Jamaica time). West Indies have recorded convincing victories against England and Sri Lanka on contrasting pitches in Mumbai and Bangalore and Sammy believes his side can maintain its momentum. Victory would assure West Indies of a place in the semi-finals, even before their fourth and last group game against Afghanistan on Sunday at the same venue. “We have six steps to the cup, we’ve taken two, tomorrow is about taking one more step toward our goal and that step is South Africa,” he said. “Hopefully we could entertain like we’ve been doing since the inception of T20 cricket and at the end of the day we’ll be celebrating a place in the semi-finals.” Mystery surrounds how the wicket will behave as it has been covered for the last two days under baking sun in Nagpur. If the wicket suits spinners like it did when New Zealand shocked hosts India in a low-scoring Group 2 opening match, Sammy has Samuel Badree and Sulieman Benn to pose challenges for the strong South Africa side. West Indies didn’t feel the absence of the destructive Chris Gayle against Sri Lanka after Andre Fletcher stepped up and made a rapid unbeaten 84 off 64 balls. Gayle, who scored a 47-ball century against England, couldn’t bat at Bangalore because of a hamstring injury he sustained while fielding, but he has regained fitness for today’s game. And Sammy hinted Fletcher could get the nod ahead of Johnson Charles as Gayle’s opening partner. “It’s a good headache to have whether we let Fletcher or Charles open the batting with Chris,” he said. “The good thing is Fletcher has played really well … we have a fair idea who will open tomorrow.” Despite the absence of their two key Twenty20 players Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine, West Indies twice successfully chased down the targets with ease. So much is the dominance of West Indies’ regular bowlers that Sammy and even Gayle are yet to bowl in the tournament. “That’s the beauty of our team,” Sammy said. “It’s not about egos and stuff like that, it’s about me as a captain doing what’s necessary at the time on the field for the best interest of the team.” South Africa lost to England before beating Afghanistan and are in a must-win situation as another defeat could put them in danger of making an early exit from the tournament. The Proteas scored over 200 runs against England and Afghanistan, but their bowlers went for plenty — especially in the first six overs of batting powerplay in both games at Mumbai. Joe Root’s epic 83-run knock helped England chase down World T20’s highest ever total of 230-8 while Afghanistan’s bulky opener Mohammad Shahzad whacked a rapid 41 to give South Africa an early scare. “As a team we’ve been possibly going at about 60-70 percent now for a while and I’m hoping that we’ll step up the gear when it comes to crunch time for us in the tournament,” said South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. “There’s a few mistakes we made, but I do think that bowling will be a little bit different in these conditions.” A hamstring injury to all-rounder JP Duminy during the Afghanistan match has also made South Africa consider bringing on Aaron Phangiso to supplement the legspin of Imran Tahir.last_img read more


January 20, 2020 0

Footballer Shot, Killed in Island Clinic Home

first_imgOne-year-old Sonell D. Wleh will not get to play with his father, Prince Toby Wleh.The 27-year-old footballer, who recently joined first division club, Gedi & Sons, was reportedly shot and killed last Friday night, according to his younger brother, William B. Wleh.The newly signed on player for Gedi & Sons died at the Redemption Hospital; the body was later transferred to the A. B. Anderson Funeral Home, according to family sources.“This is an unfortunate situation to befall a footballer,” said former NPA star player, Jonathan Armah Baxter, during an interview yesterday. “The whole community is affected by his murder.”The incident occurred near his mother’s residence in Island Clinic, Monrovia, by assailants that have not been identified.The victim was a freshman student at the UMU and wanted to become a biologist, according to family sources.Older sister Celestine Wleh told the Daily Observer Saturday afternoon that the family is confused and is asking anyone with information that could lead to the assailants to contact the police.“We don’t know why my brother was targeted and who did it,” Celestine said. “Up to now we are still asking why my brother died.”The Observer learned that the victim took part in a just ended community soccer tournament sponsored by Hon. Edward Forh, held at the St. Paul Bridge area.A family member said there were reports of some confusion at the end of the tournament, and the final game was awarded to Island Clinic, where the victim was a star player.“He became the highest goal scorer as well as the Most Valuable Player; and he was expected to have been honored on Saturday, March 2,” the family member said, “but as it happened, he was killed on March 1.”However, all efforts by the Daily Observer  to garner any confirmation on the alleged confusion that erupted at the end of the tournament proved futile.Police officers visited the crime scene, and the only person of interest was the bike driver who notified the victim’s younger brother about the condition of his brother, sources told the Daily Observer.Mr. B. Alphonso Armah, Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association, condemned the murder of Prince Wleh and told the Daily Observer yesterday that an investigation will be conducted by the LFA.“This is a shame to Liberian football,” Secretary General Armah said. “We express our condolences to the family.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


January 18, 2020 0

Pedal cyclist seriously injured after being struck by soldier

first_imgA pedal cyclist is now in an unconscious state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was struck down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by a Corporal of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday morning along the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara.The severely injured man was identified as 57-year-old Ramlackhan (only name given), of Lot 346 Martyrs Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, the now injured man was towing another friend, who is allegedly from Sixth Street, Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD). He sustained lacerations to his right arm but did not seek any medical attention.Reports are that around 05:15h on the day in question, the duo was riding along the roadway when they were hit off of their bicycle by motorcar PRR 7815. It was reported that the car was being driven by a 33-year-old Corporal.However, the seriously injured man was picked up and taken to the GPHC where he was admitted a patient. Up to this morning, the 57-year-old pedal cyclist was said to still be in an unconscious state.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. He is presently in custody as Police continue their investigations.On March 24, a hit-and-run accident along the Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had claimed the life of 50-year-old pedal cyclist Peter Billison of Lot 17 Soesdyke, EBD.The pedal cyclist was reportedly proceeding along the roadway when he was struck from behind by a motorcar which reportedly sped off the scene.Picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited persons, Billison was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

State vote on Iraq withdrawal eyed

first_imgPerata said he chose the steps of Berkeley’s Veterans Memorial Building for his announcement Thursday because he so clearly remembers the Vietnam-era antiwar protests staged in the city. “In those days, the streets were the only alternative,” he said. “Now we don’t have to do that. Guys like Don Perata grew up and won elected office. “We lost our moral center in this country as a result of what happened in Vietnam … and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let that happen again on my watch.” State Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman, R-Irvine, issued a scathing response. “No matter the outcome of this expensive, taxpayer-sponsored survey, it is inappropriate, ill-advised and wrong for the state of California to deliver this type of message to our troops, our allies and our enemies,” he said. “If members of this Legislature want to delve into international politics then they should run for Congress. If they want to address California’s budget deficit, failing prison system or skyrocketing health-care costs, then let us get to work and solve the challenges this legislature is responsible for,” he said. But Perata earlier Thursday said the measure will cost hardly anything, and that many of California’s problems stem from a federal government unwilling to pay for society’s needs. He said he’ll write to top-ranking legislative Democrats in New York and other states that are either committed to or considering Feb. 5 primaries to try “to effectuate a kind of national referendum” on the war. Perata said he hopes this will compel all presidential candidates to be clear and honest with Californians about their stances on the war; he said he hadn’t considered how it might jibe with any particular candidate’s platform. He consulted neither Schwarzenegger nor Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, before announcing the proposed measure, he said: “I have not talked to anybody about this, I just decided I was going to do it.” He also said he has no plans to mount a petition-signature drive should Schwarzenegger veto it. “I’m maintaining the confidence that the governor will sign it. … It’ll begin and end in the Legislature.” The governor seems to care little for advisory measures, judging from what he said at the National Press Club in February about House Democrats’ non-binding resolution opposing the president’s plan to send more troops to Iraq: “What is the point of stirring up bitterness over non-binding resolutions? … The point, of course, is political advantage. It’s certainly not to the people’s advantage.” Perata until now hasn’t spoken extensively on the war; a Google search of his Web site finds no instances of “Iraq.” But a Field Poll released Thursday found 24 percent of California voters rate President Bush’s handling of the war positively, while 72 percent rate it negatively. Also, 66 percent oppose Bush’s decision to send more troops; 59 percent think the U.S. should set a specific timetable for withdrawal; and 50 percent believe our troops’ presence decreases chances for bringing peace and stability in Iraq. Field’s survey of 1,093 California’s voters was conducted March 20-31 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error. President Bush “clearly doesn’t understand history” and has shown unrivaled arrogance by vowing to veto funding for the troops that comes with a withdrawal timetable, Perata said. Asked how a progressive voter-turnout groundswell for this measure might affect a term-limits reform measure – which would keep him in office for four more years – rumored to be headed for that ballot too, Perata replied no such measure has been introduced yet. The Iraq measure’s Web site is paid for by Leadership California, a renamed committee that backed the 2006 infrastructure bond measures Perata had jointly supported with Schwarz- enegger. Records show that SAP Labs LLC of Newton Square, Pa., gave the committee $5,000 on Dec. 29, and Emeryville’s Oaks Card Club gave $5,000 on March 27. jrichman@angnewspapers.com (510) 208-6428160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BERKELEY – California will vote Feb. 5 on whether to urge President Bush to begin an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, if state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata has his way. Perata, D-Oakland, announced Thursday he plans to put such a measure on the presidential primary ballot, pressuring not only the president but also Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will have to decide whether to sign it after Perata pushes it through the Democrat-dominated Legislature. The governor won’t comment on the measure until it clears the Legislature and arrives on his desk, press secretary Aaron McLear said Thursday. The measure – featured at a new Web site, voteusout.org – would ask voters whether they support a resolution saying: “The people of California, in support of the men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, urge President Bush to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and immediately begin the safe and orderly withdrawal of all United States forces; and further urge President Bush and the United States Congress to provide the necessary diplomatic and non-military assistance to promote peace and stability in Iraq and the Middle East.” last_img read more


January 11, 2020 0

Gas going up again

first_imgGasoline price hikes have shifted back into high gear after a few months of relief at the pump, setting up more frustration for motorists in coming weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the price of a gallon of regular has climbed more than 30 cents, with particularly sharp gains in the past few days. It hit $2.541 in Los Angeles on Friday, according to the latest Automobile Club of Southern California data, up more than 3 cents overnight. With oil companies taking their refineries offline for the switch to summer-blend gasoline and scheduled maintenance in the next few weeks, industry observers see no quick relief in sight. And for someone like Reyn Mercuri, a Sherman Oaks resident who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs, that’s a very bad thing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “They drop the prices down to $2.10, $2.15, then you get complacent,” he said, watching his dollars disappear into the gas tank of his `94 Mazda MX-3. “Pretty soon, they’re back up again. … I wanted to get a new car, but I figured with gas the way it is, I should keep this. At least I know how it works.” He paid $2.55 for regular at a Sherman Oaks Shell station, when barely a mile away, a 76 Station was charging over $3 for midgrade. While the widespread $3 gasoline seen in late summer isn’t expected to return, Andre van der Valk, owner of four San Fernando Valley gas stations, said only that big increases should level off. “Some dealers haven’t reacted to the price yet, so you’ll see in the $2.50s and $2.60s, then you’ll see the reductions again,” said van der Valk, who’s also president of the service station owners’ trade group AuTO-Ca. “It’ll level off in the next couple weeks and then head down.” But with unrest in the Middle East pushing a barrel of crude oil to $67.76 on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Friday, drivers like Mercuri shouldn’t expect much relief. Though production generally returns to normal in early March, there’s little expectations that pump prices will drop much beyond current levels. “The low points are at a higher spot and the high ones get even higher,” said Jeff Spring, a spokesman for the Auto Club. “We’ve been told twice in the last three weeks that wholesale prices dropped, but that may give us a plateau, or it may just be a step in the ladder going up.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

December 28, 2019 0

DID YOU LOSE SOME VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS IN LETTERKENNY?

first_imgOne shows a wedding scene and another shows a romantic walk on a sandy beach.These photos are obviously on immense personal value to whoever lost them.They were found in the new Dunnes Stores in Letterkenny yesterday. If anybody knows anybody in the pictures or may know who owns them, contact us at info@donegaldaily.com  and we will put you in touch with who found them.DID YOU LOSE SOME VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS IN LETTERKENNY? was last modified: October 23rd, 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:Dunnes Storesletterkennyphotoslast_img read more


December 28, 2019 0

GAA: DONEGAL SOUTHERN BOARD RESULTS

first_imgU-13 Div 1 LeagueDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment04-Sep-2011Bundoran4 – 54 – 11Naomh MhuireBundoran03-Sep-2011Dungloe9 – 105 – 8BundoranDungloe03-Sep-2011Naomh Conaill5 – 171 – 5KillybegsNaomh ConnaillMinor Div 1 ChampionshipDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment02-Sep-2011DungloeNaomh BridDungloeConceded by Naomh BridU-13 Div 1 LeagueDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment02-Sep-2011Naomh Mhuire7 – 35 – 12Aodh RuadhNaomh Mhuire29-Aug-2011Bundoran4 – 56 – 14Four MastersBundoranGAA: DONEGAL SOUTHERN BOARD RESULTS was last modified: September 5th, 2011 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:GAA: DONEGAL SOUTHERN BOARD RESULTSlast_img read more


December 27, 2019 0

MAN RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE IN ALLEN MURDER CASE

first_imgA man being questioned at Buncrana Garda Station in connection with the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana has been released from custody without charge.The man, who was in his 30s, was arrested on Sunday morning.He was released overnight. He was the second person to be arrested in connection wit the murder at Links View Park in February.A man in his 50s was quizzed three weeks ago but also released without charge.The father of two was killed when gunmen blasted him to death in the downstairs bedroom of his home.  MAN RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE IN ALLEN MURDER CASE was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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)last_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

CAN YOU HELP SAVE LIVES AT SEA?

first_imgDonegal Town RNLI is appealing for people to attend a special information evening next Wednesday in the Abbey Hotel to hear first- hand from RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew about the work the charity does in saving lives around the Donegal coastline and the support they need to continue their work.The Donegal Town RNLI branch is a small but active voluntary fundraising group who provide vital support for Donegal’s three lifeboat stations at Bundoran, Arranmore and Lough Swilly.Last year Donegal RNLI lifeboats rescued 67 people and overall in Ireland RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews based at 44 lifeboats stations rescued 907 people. The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews receive the very best in training and equipment but never know what they will face on a callout.They operate in some of the most challenging sea and weather conditions, often in complete darkness, to save lives.Donegal Town RNLI PRO Paul O’Sullivan said: “The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to ensure that our county’s lifeboats can continue to launch and carry out their life-saving work.“A little of people’s time goes a long way and the RNLI is a fantastic charity. We have a small but very effective branch in Donegal Town. We know our efforts do actually save lives but we need more help.” The information evening is being held on Wed 13th March at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel. Members of Bundoran RNLI will be at the meeting and will speak on what it is like to be a volunteer crew member of an RNLI lifeboat.All are welcome to attend.  CAN YOU HELP SAVE LIVES AT SEA? was last modified: March 8th, 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:CAN YOU HELP SAVE LIVES AT SEA?Donegal TownRNLIlast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

BROGAN IN TRIBUTE TO ALBERT REYNOLDS

first_imgTHE leader of Fianna Fail on Donegal County Council has paid a warm tribute to the late Albert Reynolds who died today.Here is his article:BY CLLR CIARAN BROGAN I believe it’s vitally important that we reflect now on the leadership role played by Albert Reynolds in the Peace Process. If it had not been for his commitment and dedication at the time, I am firmly convinced that it would not have happened.He was the foundation stone that helped cement the peace process and he had political contacts right across the divide and earned the respect and trust of all sides.We here in Donegal have seen the benefits of the process with tourists now much more willing to come here when, during the Troubles, they would have been turned off coming anywhere near the North-West. As Taoiseach Albert Reynolds had a lot to do with that and it’s something we should all remember when we are acknowledging his contribution to Irish politics.His strong business background helped him propel our economy because he knew exactly what was required and was able to get things done. The other important aspect of his personality was that he was a people’s person and in his presence you never felt he considered himself somehow superior to you. He was a down to earth character and I remember spending an hour or so in his company in Galway and the humour and common sense he brought to the conversation. He cared for people and that was another of his big strengths.The Fianna Fail party, indeed politics as a whole on both sides of the border, was all the better for having him at the helm.On my own behalf, I want to extend my sincerest sympathy to his wife, Kathleen, and his family.Simply put, they have lost a great man and we have lost a great statesman. BROGAN IN TRIBUTE TO ALBERT REYNOLDS was last modified: August 21st, 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:Albert ReynoldsCllr Ciaran Broganlast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0