LAUDERHILL, Fort Lauderdale (CMC):Head coach Phil Simmons says West Indies will be bracing for a backlash from India stemming from their triumph in the Twenty20 World Cup earlier this year but expects his proven unit of T20 stars to execute when the two-match series bowls off over the weekend here.West Indies take on India tomorrow at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in the opening T20 before returning to the venue for the second match on Sunday.The last time the two teams met in a T20 contest was during the T20 World Cup semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last March when the Caribbean side spectacularly chased down 193 to win in the last over.”We prepare for the two days here the same way we would have prepared before. It’s just that India’s team has been together for longer. We have a way of preparing and we’ll do that over the next two days,” Simmons told a media conference here yesterday.WINDIES CELEBRATE”We’re trying to prepare as best as we can. The thing about it is that India will be coming looking for revenge for the semi-final loss and we’ve got to make sure we’re ready for whatever they bring.”West Indies will be bracing for backlash from India following their semi-final triumph in the T20 World Cup last month.He added: “As in Mumbai, there’s more motivation just to beat India because I think that’s always going to be the team in the world to beat in T20 cricket because they’ve commanded the format for a long period, so winning against India is always going to be high on the agenda.”For the hastily arranged games here, West Indies have called up their leading T20 players with the likes of opener Chris Gayle, off-spinner Sunil Narine, and all-rounders Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, and AndrÈ Russell all expected to feature.with the exception of Pollard and Narine, all the leading players were present for the T20 World Cup when West Indies won an unprecedented second title.Simmons said having a full-strength squad made life easier for West Indies, as most of the players possessed vast experienced in the shortest format.”It’s always good to have all the senior guys back, and they make things easy for me because it’s a case of them doing all the work as they know about this format inside out, so it gives me a chance to just enjoy them freeing up themselves out there,” the Trinidadian pointed out.He added: “In this context, it’s a case where we are World champions and it (T20s) is something we have sort of made our own, similar to back in the 80s when we made Test cricket our own.”
Blackwater apparently needed more than just a major coaching change.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ It foiled the coaching debut of Bong Ramos for the Elite, who lost their fourth straight in as many games, the first three badly hurt by errors.Ramos replaced coach Leo Isaac after Blackwater dropped three in a row by an average of 17 points and 28 turnovers.The Elite weren’t hounded by miscues last night but couldn’t match Global Port’s depth and prowess.Anthony was two assists shy of a triple-double following a stat line of 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists while Pringle added 26 points on top six boards and seven assists.Malcolm White had 28 points, most of them forceful moves in the lane, and Mo Tautuaa contributed 14 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Scoring back-to-back victories, the Batang Pier moved up tied for second place with a 2-1 record along with Columbian Dyip.They’re up by 18 late in the third but the Elite found a way to storm back within five on a Mac Belo triple only to surrender for good when Anthony and Pringle restored order on Global Port’s offense.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ GlobalPort picked the Elite apart with pure aggressiveness and energy for a persuasive 117-106 win Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Trailing by as many as 12 in the first half, the Batang Pier reversed the trend with Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle mocking every defensive ploy thrown by Blackwater.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnthony poured 13 of his points in that huge third-quarter turnaround while Pringle’s assortment of incursions created the separation that Global Part comfortably protected until the final buzzer.“Blackwater is a tough team despite of its record. Luckily, we got into an aggressive tone in the second half,’’ said Anthony. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle completes 3-peat, sweeps FEU In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Police, in a statement, have said that 56-year-old domestic worker Amilia Sookdeo perished in a fire of unknown origin which completely razed her 16’ X 10’ dwelling house at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara at about 16:00h on Sunday.The woman’s husband, “Bachi” in apparent disbelief over his wife’s demiseThis victim is said to have had domestic problems.50-year-old Terrence Prescott, a cane harvester of Enterprise Gardens Reserve, ECD, has allegedly described his wife – the victim — as having been an alcoholic.He said she had, since last Sunday, left the house, as was her usual habit.He alleges that he had locked the house at about 13:30h and had gone into the backlands to pick green mangoes; and while there, he received a call that his house was on fire.He said he immediately rushed home, only to find that the house, which had noThe deadly blaze that claimed the life of one (Photos by John Ramsingh)electricity, had been completely burnt. Ranks of the Guyana Fire Service had responded to the call and had gone into action.A charred body suspected to be that of his wife, Amilia Sookdeo, was discovered among the ashes, and is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.Investigations are in progress.
Despite the Caribbean Court of Justice’s ruling last week that he was illegally appointed, there has been no definitive word on whether Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson has stepped down.Former GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson, who was unconstitutionally appointedBut according to CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders on Monday during the post-judgement hearing, GECOM, in fact, has no legal Chairman since the Court ruled on June 18 that Patterson’s appointment was flawed and in breach of the Constitution.“In relation to the GECOM case, by concluding that the procedure was flawed and in breach of the Constitution, the inexorable result unless that result is somehow stayed, is that there isn’t a GECOM Chairman. And that process has to be reengaged.”Justice Saunders questioned whether elections could be carried out in three months, without a GECOM Chairman.In answer, Trinidadian Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes, who appeared in the courtroom on behalf of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, said that it could.The issue, Mendes noted, was the voters’ list and the process that would have to be used to update it. But when it comes to the GECOM Chairman, Mendes suggested that a strict timeline of seven days be ordered by the CCJ to ensure a Chairman is appointed without the protracted delays that accompanied the previous appointment.He suggested that President David Granger work together with his client to come up with a list of candidates “not unacceptable” to the President, to ensure a GECOM Chairman is appointed quickly to replace Retired Justice Patterson.“In relation to that, we’re proposing that the order be that the appointment be quashed and then we’re going to ask the Court to assist the parties by fixing a timetable during which they are to communicate with each other, not excluding face-to-face meetings, to agree on a list of six persons not unacceptable to the President. We were suggesting a period of seven days,” Mendes said.He noted that once a list is provided, the President could then be given three days within which to choose his Chairman. Questioned about Patterson’s continued presence at GECOM, Attorney General Basil Williams confirmed that by virtue of the ruling, Patterson was, in fact, no longer the GECOM Chairman.“Well, I am sure that question would be addressed when the time comes, but you know the decision of the Court is that the appointment was void abinicio so in effect there is no Chairman,” he said.$724M and countingMeanwhile, proceedings at the CCJ took an interesting turn when it was revealed by GECOM lawyer Stanley Marcus that close to a billion has already been spent by GECOM on House-to-House Registration preparations.“From my consultations, GECOM has engaged over 9000 persons in the field on the operation and has already spent $724 million on the operation. And any other process is going to be longer than the operation in progress,” Marcus told the court.Registration is catered for under section 6 of the National Registration Act, Cap 19:08, with the intent of having those 14 and over included on the National Register of Registrants. But on August 4, 2005, then President Bharrat Jagdeo assented to amendments of the Act by including provisions for Continuous Registration.These amendments were in keeping with an international push away from House-to-House registration and towards Continuous Registration as the more effective method of registering voters.According to Section 6 (A) of the Amendments, “the Elections Commission shall use the official list of electors from the 2001 General and Regional Elections as the base to commence continuing registration.”This meant that persons not on the 2001 Official List of Electors were legally required to visit registration offices in their respective registration areas to apply to be included on the list (though it is understood that GECOM officers flex by visiting the homes of those who are disabled). The same held true for the next (and last) time House-to-House Registration would be done, which was in 2008.The Opposition has consistently argued that House-to-House Registration was nothing more than a delaying ploy and has noted that Claims and Objections are the way to go.
Liverpool legend John Barnes joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to preview Saturday evening’s mouthwatering Premier League clash with fierce rivals Everton.Outgoing Reds captain Steven Gerrard will play in his final Merseyside derby at Goodison Park and Barnes believes the midfielder will thrive on the hostile atmosphere, and lead his side to victory against the Toffees.“I hope he gets a good reception as a footballer but if they give him a bit of stick, Steven seems to thrive on that. I am going to go for a 2-1 win to Liverpool,” said the former Anfield ace.Tune into talkSPORT on Saturday evening for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Everton v Liverpool, kick-off 17:30pm
Pictured: Jim Frain, Letterkenny Gaels GAA, Michael McGinty, Letterkenny Rugby Club and Jeremy Worth, Donegal OrthodonticsJeremy Worth is a man with a big heart.The veteran player with Letterkenny Rugby Club and an honorary Life Club Member, still plays occasional 2nds or veteran matches.Jeremy, along with Robert Love was instrumental in bringing the “All Blacks” to Letterkenny Rugby Club and Donegal in 2005. And now he has continued that big-hearted sponsorship which is possibly the most important to date.That’s because the well-known orthodontist has kindly sponsored a defibrillator which will be used by Letterkenny Rugby Club and Letterkenny Gaels.Jeremy said he is delighted to be part of such a great sporting community like the Letterkenny Rugby Club and having his own business, Donegal Orthodontics based in Ballyraine, Letterkenny, allows him to continue to provide support to the club and give something back to his local community.“When the Letterkenny Gaels and the Letterkenny Rugby Club joined forces to build an absolutely outstanding community & sporting facility on the outskirts of Letterkenny at the Glebe & Dave Gallaher Memorial Park, I thought it fitting being in the healthcare and medical industry, to donate a “Defibrillator” to both clubs. “I am delighted that today it is officially installed and could possibly help someone in need and may save a life”, says Jeremy. “I am delighted that both the players and visitors of the Letterkenny Rugby Club and the Letterkenny Gaels GAA can both benefit from this”.“Fit young sportsmen can occasionally collapse with SADS (sudden adult death syndrome) with tragic consequences. Older players are at risk of Cardio Vascular Disease, which is Ireland’s biggest killer with in the region of 10,000 deaths each year. 6,000 are from sudden cardiac arrest and 70% of these occur outside of hospital. It is imperative that in todays busy sporting world, sports clubs and organisations are equipped and prepared to respond to these types of emergencies. Hopefully this will never be needed!”Speaking on behalf of both the Letterkenny Rugby Club and The Letterkenny Gaels, Michael McGinty and Jim Frain said they were delighted to accept this defibrillator on behalf of their clubs, players and members and extended a huge thanks to Jeremy for his generous donation and ongoing support. An official launch will be held soon.Pictured: Jim Frain, Letterkenny Gaels GAA, Michael McGinty, Letterkenny Rugby Club and Jeremy Worth, Donegal OrthodonticsJEREMY’S BIG DONATION THAT COULD JUST SAVE A LIFE! was last modified: November 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:Jeremy WorthLETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB
A Donegal businessman has contacted Manchester United FC to query why one of world’s biggest football clubs has NO women’s team.Ian Harkin, owner of the hugely successful Letetrkenny-based children’s doll company LOTTIE was perplexed when he discovered that Manchester United FC had no women’s football team. He was shocked to discover that a worldwide brand like Manchester United FC who also claim to have the largest fan base in the world, does not have a senior women’s team at the club.Manchester United, along with Tottenham Hotspur are the only Premiership clubs that don’t have a women’s senior team.The Moville based businessman decided to contact Manchester United and find out why they don’t cater for a women’s team within the infrastructure of the club.Harkin suggested that within the regulations of the UEFA licensing structure – ALL clubs should make it compulsory to have a women’s team as part of their licensing requirements. Which according to Harkin would provide female players with the same opportunities and legal rights which are afforded to male players.Harkin posted the following message on his LOTTIE Facebook page which includes a number of startling facts about the women’s game.“Manchester United a club which claims the worlds largest fan-base – does not have a senior women’s football team.Following the thrilling Women’s World Cup 2015 tournament, a resurgence in the popularity of women’s football has emerged, but did you know that in the early 1900’s, women’s football had attendances reaching over 50,000 for club matches, becoming so popular that it was perceived as a threat to the men’s game – and so was banned in England from 1921 to 1971?!We believe the UEFA club licensing needs to extend to women’s football, making it compulsory that each licensed club has a women’s team, affording female players the same opportunities and legal rights as the men’s game. At present only 7 countries have adopted this policy, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Hungary and Georgia. Advertisement What are your thoughts?Read More; http://www.independent.co.uk/…/why-is-it-that-theres-no-wom…Read our Lottie coaching tips for girls; http://lott.ie/womens-world-cup-2015 Advertisement DONEGAL ENTREPRENEUR QUERIES WHY MANCHESTER UNITED HAS NO WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessDoll ComapnyIan HarkinLottieManchester United FCnewsSportWomen’s team
How many nationalities does the Switzerland squad have?There are eight foreign-born players in the Swiss side.That’s one of the highest in the tournament, only behind the African trio of Tunisia, Senegal (9) and Morocco (17).Arsenal star Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami and Xherdan Shaqiri all qualify for Kosovo and Albania.And Xhaka’s brother Taulant chose to play for the Albanians, with the pair facing off during Euro 2016.There was controversy following the game with Serbia as Xhaka and Shaqiri both performed the Albanian Eagle celebration after their goals.Three stars were born in Cameroon, with stopper Yvon Mvogo, Francois Moubandje and Breel Embolo coming from the African nation.What other countries could they have represented?Ricardo Rodriguez – Spain, ChileBlerim Dzemaili – Macedonia, AlbaniaGelson Fernandes – Cape VerdeDenis Zakaria – South Sudan, Congo.Mario Gavranovic – Bosnia, CroatiaJosip Drmic – CroatiaJohan Djourou – Ivory CoastXherdan Shaqiri – Albania, KosovoFrancois Moubandje – CameroonManuel Akanji – NigeriaBreel Embolo – CameroonHaris Seferovic – BosniaGranit Xhaka – Albania, KosovoValon Behrami – Albania, KosovoYvon Mvogo – CameroontalkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. The Swiss have been impressive so far in Russia 1 Switzerland are still in with a chance of a first ever World Cup title.Led by Vladimir Petkovic, the Swiss successfully navigated a tough Group E and will now face Sweden for a place in the quarter-finals. Getty
Double-killer John Gallagher will know next week if a prosecution brought against him for absconding from custody will be struck out.The 46 year old, who killed mother and daughter Annie and Anne Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1988, was released from the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum in Dublin on June 29th last.The Lifford man had given himself up six weeks earlier as had been exclusively revealed by Donegal Daily. He was found guilty but insane at his trial in 1989 and had absconded in 2000 after spending 12 years at the facility.His release in June came with a number of conditions but he has been allowed to visit his mother at her home at Post Office Lane in Lifford, Co Donegal.A summons for absconding from custody had been issued after he originally left the Central Mental Hospital in 2000.In July this year, the DPP authorised another one, by which time he had been released from the facility. He is now living with his wife and children in Strabane, Co Tyrone.His prosecution for absconding from custody was before Dublin District Court yesterday. He was not in the courtroom but Judge Catherine Murphy was told that he was “close by”.Garda Sgt Ivan Howlin said that on July 7th, he and Garda Michael Lynch travelled to Lifford to serve the summons on Mr Gallagher but he was not present.Garda Sgt Howlin said some of the Gallaghers still lived there and a business operates at Post Office Lane.He also thought Mr Gallagher still had links to the family’s transport business. He said he spoke to Christopher Gallagher, the accused’s brother, for about half an hour. He said Christopher made a phone call and assured him that he would give the summons to John Gallagher. He said the summons was in an envelope that was left with Christopher.Christopher Gallagher told the court that he did not know what the envelope contained. He said John Gallagher regularly came over the Border to visit their mother but added that he had no connections with any Gallagher business operating out of Post Office Lane.He also told the court that when the gardaí arrived he was shocked as it was about 10 days after his brother had been released from the hospital in Dundrum. “I thought this was over. I was amazed when these two gentlemen arrived,” he said.“They never told me what it was. They told me it was documentation that was important that John had to get,” he said.He said that when the gardaí arrived he phoned John Gallagher’s house in Strabane but was told by his sister-in-law that he had gone out with their children.Defence solicitor Dara Robinson argued that the summons was not correctly served in accordance with the District Court’s rules. He said the Lifford address is no longer John Gallagher’s home or place of work and he asked the court to strike out the case.He said John Gallagher had not used that Donegal address since the 1980s. Since then he has had two addresses, the Central Mental Hospital and his current one in the North.Judge Murphy said she would give her decision next week.JUDGE TO DECIDE NEXT WEEK IF KILLER GALLAGHER WILL FACE CHARGES FOR ABSCONDING was last modified: October 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) Tags:ABSCONDEDCentral Mental HospitalDOUBLE KILLERJohn GallagherLifford
A major homecoming is planned for new Irish World Dancing Champion Gavin Shevlin.Niamh and Gavin Shevlin celebrate in Montreal.18 year old Gavin beat off competition form around the world when he competed in Montreal at the World Irish Dancing Championships.Gavin, the son of Michael and Gerlyn Shevlin, of Bomany has been dancing since he was a child. Glenswilly GAA Club will welcome Gavin and his family home to the clubhouse this evening (Tues) at 9.30pm.There’ll be dancing in The Glen tonight!Well done to the Shevlin including sister Niamh who also came 10th in the world in her category. HUGE WELCOME HOME PLANNED FOR IRISH DANCE WORLD CHAMPION GAVIN was last modified: April 7th, 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:donegalGAVIN SHEVLINGlenswilly GAAwelcome home