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Sports minister salutes champion cricketers

first_imgMinister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange describes the West Indies men’s team as “true and worthy champions” after they became the first team to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice.Grange also congratulated the women’s team for winning their first-ever ICC T20 Women’s World Cup, calling it “a giant step forward for women in sport”.”It is really a historic occasion and I’m really happy that I’m the minister at this time. We won the Under-19 World Cup and now added the men’s and women’s ICC T20 World titles,” said Grange.The Caribbean men edged a pulsating four-wicket win over England in the grand showdown at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India, with Carlos Brathwaite smashing four mighty sixes in the final over.IMMENSE PRESSURE”Like every West Indian, I was nervous, too, with 19 runs required from the final over. But Carlos Brathwaite showed that he has a big, big heart. He believes in himself, and his calmness under such immense pressure is indicative of his quality and sheer class. Marlon Samuels was outstanding as well. It was his innings that was pivotal in making this victory possible.But overall, this team has proven throughout the tournament that they are true and worthy champions and it’s a victory most deserving for the entire region and all West Indians around the world,” said Grange.West Indies Women defeated their Australian counterparts by eight wickets in the earlier final.”Today is another giant step forward and a great moment for women in sports, especially for those of us from the Caribbean,” the minister said.”I must reserve special praise, though, for women’s team captain Stafanie Taylor, who I know personally as a little girl growing up in Gordon Pen in my constituency.”As the first woman to lead the West Indies ladies to their first-ever world title, she’s now a part of history that can never be eclipsed.”Grange added: “I am also pleased to tell the country that I will be resuscitating and fast-tracking plans for the Stafanie Taylor Oval at Eltham High School.”Continuing, she said: “We must not overlook the contributions of the West Indies Cricket Board, the coaching and management staff, the sponsors and ardent fans. They have all played their part in this momentous occasion for West Indies cricket, which, undoubtedly, remains an emblem of regional integration, pride and joy.”last_img read more

February 10, 2020 0

EPA Commences Investigation into Fire Incident

first_imgAuthorities of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) have begun investigating a recent fire incident that destroyed documents and equipment in the building on May 22.The fire according to EPA Authority gutted the Finance office, leaving essential documents damaged.At a press conference yesterday, EPA’sActing executive director, Stephen Neufville told reporters that the fire did not only damage the finance office, but some financial documents, desktop computers including two other laptops as well as office chairs and desks.Director Neufville said since the unfortunate incident, staffers at the agency have continued to hear unsubstantiated allegations regarding the fire outbreak, particularly the one which affected the finance department.“We want to clarify in this public manner that, we do not have any idea as to what led to the outbreak of the fire that gutted our building,” he dismissed the public perception.The acting EPA Director explained, among other things that the fire fighters from the Liberia National Fire Service were called in to quench the fire and they succeeded.Director Neufville said the incident was immediately reported to the Liberia National Police (LNP) for investigation, “and we are waiting for the results of the investigation so that the EPA Administration will have an idea of what caused the fire disaster.”He then promised to make known any results that will be submitted to the EPA by the National Fire Service and the Liberia National Police.“It is our hope that this clarification will give the public a better understanding of what transpired,” he said.At the same time, Director Neufville has disclosed that based on the incident, the widely talked about coincidental Internal Risk Assessment Team has also commenced its work at the agency.“In fact, the communication from the Internal Audit Secretarial was lately delivered May 21, at about close of business day, and on the morning of May 22, and the team was proceeding with its job.”The team, Director Neufville said, is carry out risk assessment audit of the EPA’s internal control system, and not financial as being perceived by the general public since the fire incident.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

Nimba United Showed Class

first_imgChampion Club Nimba United FC last Sunday was supposed to have been beaten more than three goals, local fans said against Union Douala in Cameroon.Union Douala had beaten the Liberian champions 3-1 in their CAF Championship League first leg in Monrovia and as far as Cameroonians fans were concerned, the Liberians were in for a rude awakening, according to reports reaching the Daily Observer.And though the Liberian champions lost the return-leg encounter, played at the Reunification Stadium in Douala 1-0, they showed an improved side and fans there wondered how they lost the first leg 3-1.Though the Cameroonians qualified for the next round on a 4-1 goal aggregate, the Liberians held the home team equally, and denied them every chance they employed to increase their score line.The Liberian champions created several scares for the home team, as they came close to scoring. The Liberians were technically superior but meeting a much experience and older team, saw their chances at goals thwarted.Meanwhile, the rest of Africa engaged in the CAF Championship League, and the following are some of the results:Kaiser Chiefs 3, Volcan Club de Moroni 1; MO Bejaia 3, Ashantigold SC 1; Horoya AC 3, AS Douanes 0; Enymba 2, Vipers 0; AS Vita Club 1, Mafunzo 0; Asec Mimosas 0, Cotonchad 0; and Etoile du Congo 3, Mangasport 0.Others are RC Bobo Dioulasso 0-1 Stade Malien; Racing de Micomiseng 0-4 Recreativo do Libolo; Vital O FC 0-1 Lioli FC; Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Chicken Inn.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 14, 2020 0

NWJHL Scoreboard – Canucks vs Navigators, GP vs Fairview and the Huskies in Sexsmith

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There were three games Friday night in the NWJHL.  The Junior Canucks were in Peace River, Fairview was in Grande Prairie, and the Huskies travelled to Sexsmith.In Peace River, the Navigators dominated the game to come away with a final score of 6-2.  The Navigators saw goals from Robert Lemay, Theo Cunningham, Daniel Noskey, Chase Henrickson and Dawson Gour.  The two goals for Dawson Creek were scored by Lane Wycotte and Tim Zimmer.  Click here for the boxscore.It was the same story in Grande Prairie where the JDA Kings outscored the Fairview Flyers 6-1.  The JDA Kings saw two goals Justin Rudyk, one from Austin Hrehourk and Wyatt Lawrence had a hat trick.  The Flyers only goal was scored by Dawson Blanchette. Click here for the boxscore.- Advertisement -The Huskies struggled in Sexsmith and lost 6-0. Click here to read that game summary.Saturday games included Peace River against Dawson Creek and Sexsmith will take on the Grande Prairie JDA Kings.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

Defense holds down fort as ECC rebounds

first_imgFortunately for El Camino, its offense didn’t have to score early. The defense took care of that. El Camino free safety Devynn Brown intercepted a pass from quarterback Sean Sudol and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown. The score came with 7:41 left in the first quarter. The interception was one of four turnovers El Camino’s defense forced while it dominated Riverside’s offensive line in a 38-14 victory that opened Mission Conference play. Linebacker Kaipo Sarkissian led the defensive effort, finishing with 10 tackles, two for a loss and a sack. “We just hunted down the ball,” Sarkissian said. “We needed to make sure we picked ourselves up after last week and we did a pretty good job (of that).” JC FOOTBALL: The Warriors rout Riverside once run game gets going. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER El Camino’s offense continued to struggle early in Saturday’s game with visiting Riverside. Dating to its previous game at Bakersfield, the unit’s touchdown drought climbed to 51 minutes, 31 seconds. El Camino sacked Riverside quarterbacks Sudol and Coy Glass six times, pressure that resulted in a slew of antsy throws and a 34.6 completion percentage. Sudol was 6-for-16 for 78 yards and Glass was 3-for-10 for 40 yards. Sudol in particular never seemed to find any kind of rhythm. He threw both of Riverside’s interceptions and fumbled the ball five times, losing two. Three came from botched exchanges with center Ryan Henry. The turnovers resulted in four first-half possessions that started in Riverside territory. With so many of its drives starting on a shortened field, El Camino favored the running game more than the pass. Why not? The team used 11 different rushers and gained 285 yards on 42 carries for an average of more than 6.8 yards per touch. “Our plan was to come out and run the ball to open up the pass,” quarterback Boo Jackson said. “We started pounding the ball up the middle and we started getting 10-yard gains, 15-yard gains, 20-yard gains and we never went away from it.” Though Jackson threw touchdown passes of 32 yards to Verran Tucker and 40 yards to Harry Deberry and rushed for another score, he had one of his lightest nights of his El Camino career in terms of workload. Jackson had season lows in completions (9), attempts (16) and yards (140). “Running the ball like that takes a lot off of my shoulders. I don’t need to keep throwing the ball,” Jackson said. While El Camino built a 38-0 lead on the strength of its backfield and defense, the importance of an effective running game was further emphasized in how stagnant Riverside’s offense became without one. Running back Jamaal Scott carried the call 16 times for 23 yards, while Riverside as a team ran the ball 37 times for 97 yards. “Our defensive line was monstrous,” El Camino coach John Featherstone said. “They didn’t have an inch to run the ball all night. Once they cross the line of scrimmage, there were two or three guys tagging (their running backs).” 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

January 3, 2020 0

Crazy celebration from the Bundelisga

first_imgBundesliga basement battlers Stuttgart were given a blast in training during the week, with boss Huub Stevens labelling his players ‘monkeys’.It looked like his rant hadn’t done the trick when they went a goal down to fellow strugglers Hamburg through Gojko Kacar at the weekend.But following a Christian Gentner equaliser, Austrian international striker Martin Harnik battered home a shot at the back post to win the match for Die Schwaben.And to mock his boss, Harnik wheeled away and gave us his best monkey impression.We wonder what John Carver will say to his Newcastle players in training this week…last_img read more

January 3, 2020 0

Liverpool FC injury update: Positive news ahead of Man United clash

first_img Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva 1 At one point following Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool as manager, the club’s medical department were working over time.In January, after a succession of hamstring injuries, 13 players were all out of action but now the Reds are rejuvenated and almost back to full strength.And it’s a great time for the squad to be in this state, especially with their Europa League last 16 first leg clash with Manchester United coming up on Thursday.Ahead of the game at Anfield, Klopp is only without Lucas Leiva, who is out for five to six weeks with a thigh strain, Kevin Stewart and Jordan Rossiter, while Danny Ings and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees.The successful reintegration of Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, Joe Allen, Adam Lallana and Martin Skrtel in recent weeks following their spells on the sideline is a huge boost to the German.And could be key for the club as they push hard to finish as high as possible in the Premier League and win the Europa League.MAN UNITED INJURY NEWS AHEAD OF EUROPEAN MEETING WITH LIVERPOOLlast_img read more

December 30, 2019 0


first_imgA man will appear at Letterkenny District Court today in connection with two recent robberies in the town.The charges relate to two incidents at Callaghan’s XL Shop on Main Street in Letterkenny on March 24th.The second happened a number of days later at the Glencar Filling Station. The 26 year old man, who is not understood to be form the locality, was arrested after he was detained by staff at the Glencar Filling station.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station where he was charged and bailed to appear at today’s court sitting.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT ON ROBBERY CHARGES was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 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:Letterkenny District Courtrobberylast_img read more

December 28, 2019 0


first_imgClassic at Portsalon Golf Club.Sean Mc Gettigan Club Classic. It’s here on Saturday 28TH July, one of the most talked about and eagerly awaited golfing classics of the year takes place as Portsalon Golf Club stages the Sean Mc Gettigan Open Golf Club Classic. Apart from playing on the golden ‘’Banks’’ course, entry into this competition includes one of the finest meals one could ever imagine with a wide variety to satisfy the taste of all who participate. Sean has gone to the extreme to ensure that everyone’s taste will be satisfied on the day. The event is a team of four any combination and tee times are available so make sure that you are included in this magnificent event both golfing and feasting contact 074 9159459 or go online to to ensure your place in this magnificent event. Entry fee which includes your meal is €120 per teamBarton CupOne of the oldest golfing events in the history of Portsalon Golf Club will be held on Monday 6th August. The event is the Barton Cup which was first staged in 1899. This is an open match play event played over nine holes with the semi finals and final played over 18 holes. All who are going to participate must have their names entered by Saturday 4 th August and the draw will take place at 6 p. m.. The first tee is reserved for this prestigious event and the competition gets underway at 7.30 a.m. In order to have the matches played all players are asked to be on time. For those defeated in first round of the Barton Cup they will be entered into the Mc Menamin Plate. Captains DayPreparations are well underway at Portsalon Golf Club for D P Logue’s Captains Day which will be played on Saturday 18th August . A time sheet is in operation for this major golfing event. Contact 0749159459 or go online to for your tee time.Lady Captain’s DayThere was a large turnout on Saturday last for Noreen Mc Conigley’s Lady Captains Day. The Lady Captain had a special section for the gents and playing in ideal weather conditions Rathmullen’s John Birney blazed his way around the course and recorded a magnificent 43 points to win on the break of tie. Runner up was Ronan Mc Clafferty with 43 points, Gross Eamon Mc Dermott 32 points, third Michael Shields 42 points. Best nines went to Tony Kingston and Sean Gibson. The CSS was 37 points.On behalf of the gents members we wish to thank the Lady Captain for the magnificent prizes on offer on the dayResults.The winner of the open competition sponsored by Finn Valley Pheasantries. was John Doherty (10) 41 points, runner up Connor Mc Fadden (12) 39 points, Gross Pascal Cullen (6) 31 points, third Danny Kerr (18) 37 points. The CSS was 36 points.Get Well Wishes The Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon golf club would like to wish Geraldine Wall a speedy recovery and a return to the Poartsalon ‘’Banks’’.Dates to rememberThe following is just some of the events which will be staged at Portsalon Golf Club over the next few weeks. On Saturday 4th August Ladies and Gents open competition, Monday 6th August the Barton Cup, Wednesday 8th a gents open competition, Saturday 11th a ladies and gents open competition, Wednesday 15th gents open competition, Saturday 14th August D P Logue’s Captains Day . Saturday 25th August Gents Open (sponsored by Diarmuid Coll ) Saturday 1st September Wm Mc Cleary’s Presidents Day.Members Note Members should note that all away scores should be recorded in the away scores book in the clubhouseMatch PlayThis season’s match play competition at Portsalon has reached the quarterfinal stage and the players are reminded that all matches must be played by 31st July.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWSL PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 27th, 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)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

December 27, 2019 0


first_imgIf you have ever potted a plant or if you would like to turn that neglected backyard into an urban garden, then there is only one place for you this weekend.The North West Garden Show in Castlefinn may only be about to enter its second year, but already it has built up an astonishing reputation.If there was ever anything you wanted to know about your garden but were afraid to ask then Castlefin is the place to be today and tomorrow. From flower arranging, to patio building and from getting the perfect lawn to picking the right plants for a shrubbery, there will be someone on hand to help you.One of the special guests over the weekend is none other than celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin who will be parting with his expert knowledge on all things green.And having just scooped a gold medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, Diramuid will be in huge demand.He told last night’s Late Late Show on RTE “I’ll be in Donegal for the weekend if anybody want to come for the North West Garden Show. “The gang up there helped me out with my recent Dirty Old Town television show and I’ll be returning the favour.”As well as getting down and green, there will be plenty to eat after all the hard work.And what better way to stave off the hunger pains than with Inishowen’s own community chef Brian McDermott who will be giving a cookery demonstration.Now don’t say you haven’t been warned.Get to Castlefinn for what should be one of the weekends of the year. SCHEDULE OF EVENTSSaturday 28th May11.00 Gate Opens11.30 Official Opening by Celebrity Guests Diarmuid Gavin & Tim Austen 12.00 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott12.30 Doctor Compost Workshop12.45 Lawnmower Demonstration by Eamonn Tinney & Sons1.00 Metal Crafting Demonstration by Donegal Gas & Welding at Stand 371.30 Lawnmower Demonstration by Letterkenny Tool Hire1.45 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott2.00 Flower Arranging Demonstration in the Flower Pavilion with Carmel Burns2.15 Husqvarna Automower Demonstration by Main Sponsor Robert Kee & Sons2.30 Tim Austen in ‘Ask The Expert”2.45 Doctor Compost Workshop3.00 Lawnmower Demonstrationby Raphoe Hardware3.15 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott3.30 Presentation by Diarmuid Gavin followed by “Ask The Expert”3.45 Lawnmower Demonstration by Eamonn Tinney & Sons4.00 Doctor Compost Workshop4.00 Flower Arranging Demonstration in the Flower Pavilion with Joan Porter4.15 Husqvarna Automower Demonstration by Main Sponsor Robert Kee & Sons4.30 Tim Austen in ‘Ask The Expert”4.45 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott4.45 Lawnmower Demonstration by Letterkenny Tool Hire5.00 Diarmuid Gavin “Ask The Expert”5.15 Doctor Compost Workshop5.30 Metal Crafting Demonstration by Donegal Gas & Welding at Stand 376.00 CloseOther activities ongoing throughout the afternoon include “Toss the Sheaf” & “Tossing the 56” competitions plus lots more fun, games and attractions and on Sunday the Tug-O-War championships!Sunday 29th May11.00 Gate Opens11.30 Weigh-in for Tug-O-War Championships12.00 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott12.00 Tug-O-War Starts12.15 Doctor Compost Workshop12.30 Tim Austen in “Ask The Expert”12.30 Lawnmower Demonstration by Letterkenny Tool Hire12.45 Metal Crafting Demonstration by Donegal Gas & Welding at Stand 371.15 Lawnmower Demonstration by Eamonn Tinney & Sons1.30 Presentation by Diarmuid Gavin followed by “Ask The Expert”1.45 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott2.00 Flower Arranging Demonstration in the Flower Pavilion with Marie Canning2.15 Husqvarna Automower Demonstration by Main Sponsor Robert Kee & Sons2.30 Doctor Compost Workshop2.45 Lawnmower Demonstration by Raphoe Hardware3.00 Diarmuid Gavin “Ask The Expert”3.15 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott3.30 Flower Arranging Demonstration in the Flower Pavilion with Joan Porter3.45 Doctor Compost Workshop4.00 Husqvarna Automower Demonstration by Main Sponsor Robert Kee & Sons4.15 Cooking Demonstration by Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott4.30 Lawnmower Demonstration by Eamonn Tinney & Sons4.30 Flower Arranging Demonstration in the Flower Pavilion with Marion McMenamin4.45 Metal Crafting Demonstration by Donegal Gas & Welding at Stand 375.00 Garden Challenge Awards Ceremony with Diarmuid Gavin5.15 Grand Draw & Prize Winner Announcements with Diarmuid Gavin6.00 CloseEndsTHOUSANDS EXPECTED AT NORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW IN CASTLEFINN THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 27th, 2011 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 26, 2019 0