Win puts new life into West Indies cricket – Heaven

first_img DESERVE RESPECT President of the Jamaica Cricket Association Trevor ‘Billy’ Heaven believes the double victory by the West Indies men’s and women’s teams in the finals of the International Cricket Council’s T20 World Cup in Kolkata, India, yesterday has put new life into the Caribbean game. Captained by Jamaican player of the tournament, Stafanie Taylor, the Windies women won their first-ever T20 World Cup title, defeating Australia by eight wickets. A few hours later, the West Indies men’s team, with a mature knock from Marlon Samuels, won the ICC Men’s T20 title, defeating England in their final. “I want to commend the teams for giving us a double on the day, and I think both achievements were very, very remarkable and they put some new life in the West Indies,” Heaven said. Heaven also felt that it was an important moment for the Caribbean game. “If you look in the various territories at the turnout at the different venues and the different spots, it was simply fantastic. They went out there determined and they went out there knowing they have the talent, skills and determination to win that final, and from that standpoint, I think it’s a fantastic day.” Heaven said it was time for the West Indies women’s cricket team to be given the respect they deserve by the Caribbean people. “It’s a remarkable and historic occasion for women’s cricket in the world, and if you look at the teams they defeated, Australia, whether it’s the women’s team or the men’s team, Australia is always difficult to beat, so it’s a really difficult feat,” he added. “The women were motivated and they worked together as a team and they gave it their all. (Hayley) Matthews is a great talent going forward. She played a very mature game and supported Stafanie in a great way,” he noted. Heaven also singled out Samuels and Carlos Brathwaite, who hit four straight sixes to save the West Indies who entered the final over needing 19 runs to win. “Marlon Samuels played a very, very mature and brilliant innings. He read the game well. He knew he had to stay there, and irrespective of Brathwaite’s heroics in the last over, I believe Marlon set up the victory. Marlon stood there and he knew he had to be there at the end if West Indies had any chance at all of winning the cup,” he said. “That was Marlon at his best,” he added. He pointed out that the West Indies is the only men’s team to have won the T20 World Cup twice. “That’s also an achievement on our part,” he said. Meanwhile, Peter Lloyd, group marketing director of team sponsors, Digicel, said the telecommunications company was delighted with the teams continued success. “The ‘Windies’ teams fought hard and were rewarded with well-deserved wins against England and Australia – both formidable opponents. We wish all the West Indies teams continued success as we look to continue supporting them through our partnership with the West Indies Cricket Board.”last_img read more

Boyz beat Honduras

first_img Reggae Boyz’s starting team was: Ryan Thompson (GK), Je-Vaughn Watson (captain), Jourdaine Fletcher, Shamar Nicholson, Rosario Harriott, Michael Binns, Oneil Fisher, Damion Lowe, Ladale Richie, Owayne Gordon, Kevon Lambert. Defender Damion Lowe scored in the 72nd minute to hand Jamaica a 1-0 win over Honduras in tonight’s friendly match in Houston, Texas.last_img

LOOK: Magnolia players celebrate PBA title with their lucky charms

first_imgREAD: New dads Jio Jalalon, Paul Lee draw inspiration from first-borns Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After a series of semifinals exits, Magnolia Hotshots got their breakthrough in the PBA Governors’ Cup and returned to the top of the PBA food chain for the first time since winning the Grand Slam in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJio Jalalon raises his daughter Jiana Skyla in celebration after winning the PBA Govenors’ Cup title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netImport Romeo Travis carries her daughter amid the celebration at Ynares Antipolo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Lee poses with his wife Rubie Chua and their daughter Tokyo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIan Sangalang enjoys a moment with his son. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Magnolia had their lucky charms with them as they celebrated their first PBA championship after four years.On the confetti-laden floor with thousands of fans cheering in the gallery, the Hotshots cherished the long-awaited moment with their friends and family–and for guards Paul Lee and Jio Jalalon, their newborn children.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP Lady Maroons halt UST Tigresses’ run for PSL Collegiate title LATEST STORIES Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart 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 ADVERTISEMENT Lee and Jalalon’s kids were born just 11 days apart and both players have played with a spring in their step since then, contributing to Magnolia’s success this season. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’last_img read more

Man remanded for murder of drinking buddy

first_imgAn afternoon of drinking which turned deadly has left one man dead and one before the court charged for murder.Twenty-two-year-old Eno Charles appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge of unlawful killing.The charge against him alleged that on March 22, 2018, at Barima, North WestEno CharlesDistrict, Region One (Barima-Waini),he killed Lawrence Leon.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield who told the court that in his bid to escape punishment, the accused attempted to cross the Venezuela boarder.As such, bail was denied and Charles was remanded to prison. He will return to court on May 21.According to reports, the men who are known to each other, were imbibing together when an argument broke out between them. As such Lawrence reportedly attacked Charles and attempted to injure him; however, Charles was able to arm himself, stabbing the now dead man.Both men were subsequently rushed to hospital but Lawrence later succumbed to his injuries.last_img read more

Renaming regions, flags still on agenda – Bulkan

first_imgLocal Government – says Govt awaiting conclusion of consultationsThe controversial idea of renaming administrative regions and implementing regional flags, having previously been floated by Government with lukewarm reception from the citizenry, is still on this administration’s agenda.A more cautious approach is, however, being adopted, with Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan revealing that Government is waiting on consultations to be carried out by regional officials in order to determine the fate of this idea.In a recent interview, Bulkan related that he has been in contact with regional officials, whom he has been urging to carry out consultations. He noted that the sooner those consultations are carried out, the better would be the prospects of Government determining its next move in regard to the idea.“Those consultations are actually the principal responsibility of the respective regional officers. I am continuously in contact with those RDCs, urging them to complete the consultations within their regions, (in order) to be able to make a determination (in regard to) whether those regions want to retain the names they currently have, or if those regions would like to have a different name. For instance, the Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo region is commonly referred to as the Rupununi,” he explained.“So the opportunity is being offered to residents all around Guyana to make a determination — out of a consultative process — if they want to keep their existing names or (adopt) a name they have ownership of. We would like to see the exercise completed sooner rather than later, but we are committed to allowing the democratic process to prevail. So all I can do is urge the respective RDCs to seek to conclude this process, so the administration can take it from there,” Minister Bulkan detailed.This publication has previously reported Region Nine Vice Chairman Karl Singh explaining that, within each of the other villages encompassing the Interior Savannahs, the village leaders/toshaos would have to embark on a process to get the views of each resident regarding the name change.According to Singh, approval from any village would be valid only if two-thirds of that village’s population are in favour of renaming the region.Personally, Singh has said, he is not against the renaming of Region Nine, but he believes that too much energy and time is being exerted in pursuit of this activity when there are more pressing issues to be addressed, including problems in the education and health sectors.Regional FlagsA decision to have each region produce its own unique flag was announced by Bulkan back in 2016. He had noted then that the initiative was all part and parcel of a wider effort to promote the decentralisation of each of the 10 administrative regions and encourage each district to embrace its uniqueness.Specimens of proposed regional flagsGovernment’s proposal to assign separate flags to each administrative region has been strongly objected to by the parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), which believes more time, energy and resources ought to be spent on better governance.The PPPC has declared that the Golden Arrowhead is the constitutional flag of Guyana, and any other flag imposed anywhere in Guyana would be contrary to the Constitution of Guyana.In addition, the party had noted that most residents would prefer jobs, enhanced public security, money in their pockets, better roads, improved potable water supply, and efficient garbage collection rather than other flags.“Rather than seeking to change things that obtained under the PPP/C, and to make things look different under the (A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change) APNU/AFC, the Granger coalition Administration should change their racial and political, discriminatory and witch hunting practices, as well as their wasteful spending, and focus on improving the economic and social well-being of all Guyanese,” the Opposition PPPC Party had said.Regional officials have previously related that they simply are not interested in the exercise. It seems, however, that Government is intent on forging ahead with the plan. Bulkan confirmed during the interview that the regions have specimens of proposed designs for flags. He noted that the regional authorities have ben tasked with deciding on regional symbols to go with the flag specimens.“At the end of the exercise, the Central Government will examine all the contributions and submissions that have been made, to do a full assessment of what will be the eventual end product,” he has disclosed.last_img read more

GECOM Commissioners suspect lawyer acted without permission from CEO

first_imgElections petition appeal…People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) nominated Commissioners within the Guyana Elections CommissionGECOM Commissioner Bibi Shaddick(GECOM) have reasons to believe that Roysdale Forde, the lawyer of the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the GECOM Keith Lowenfield, filed a Notice to Appeal to former Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling on the Elections Petition without Lowenfield’s permission.Following the General and Regional Elections in 2015, PPP/C Executive Member Ganga Persaud filed an elections petition in the High Court, challenging the results declared by GECOM.After serving 23 consecutive years in Government, the PPP/C refused to accept defeat to the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition and thus filed the petition.GECOM’s CEO subsequently filed a summons to strike out the petition on the grounds that sections of the petition failed to disclose reasonable cause of action.Then, less than two weeks before he retired, then Chief Justice Chang returned to the bench and overruled the summons to strike out the petition, paving the way for the elections petition to go to trial.Chang stated that there is sufficient grounds for the petition to go to trial.He also stated that in accordance with Article 163 of the Constitution, the court has no jurisdiction to strike out the petition. On that basis he said the matter should go to trial.Forde then filed the Notice to Appeal, contending that the ruling should be wholly reversed or set aside.However, during a news conference on Wednesday, Commissioner Bibi Shaddick disclosed that the lawyer may have acted without any direction from the CEO, in accordance to protocol.“… on inquiry about any more fees paid to the lawyer, the CEO responded that no other fees have been paid. It is our belief that the lawyer filed the appeal on his own volition and not on the instructions of the CEO,” Shaddick stated.She explained that the Commission has to approve any and all expenditure and therefore, if the CEO posited that no further monies were paid, then it is likely that the lawyer acted on his own desire.Shaddick, who is also an Attorney noted however that the suspicion is yet to be confirmed.last_img read more

Cash-strapped GuySuCo gets $2B ‘lifeline’

first_img…will require more money – Minister HarmonA cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was by the end of Thursday expected to conclude the sale of large portions of lands in order to meet with its immediate $2 billion requirements to, in part, meet payment of wages and salaries.The sale is being executed between the Corporation and the Government’s Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).The sale of land was confirmed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who told media operatives on Thursday that the matter had been ventilated when Cabinet met on Tuesday last and was chaired by Prime Minister, performing the duties of President, Moses Nagamootoo.Minister Harmon, in providing the post meeting brief, reported that the decision was taken following a Cabinet deliberation focused on the financial position of the Sugar Corporation which was presented by Minister within the Finance Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma.According to Minster Harmon, “Cabinet considered the report and authorised the Minster to assist with the management of GuySuCo with their ongoing discussions with Central Housing and Planning Authority to finalise the sale of lands and to facilitate payments for such lands to GuySuCo urgently.”Minster Harmon, when questioned by this publication, conceded that the $2 billion to be raised by GuySuCo by selling off some of its lands will not be enough to meet the requirements of the Corporation. He indicated that the entity will require more money before the end of the year.He also told media operatives “GuySuCo requires more monies, this is an emergency intervention… as you know, sale of lands was always a part of the diversification process of GuySuCo.”According to Minister Harmon, there was a request for $2 billion and he assured that the monies to be had through CH&PA would cover this request.“Government has suggested that the Junior Finance Minister assist the CH&PA pay for lands which have been identified.”He explained that the lands will now be put under the purview of the Central Housing & Planning Authority and “will be available to the Guyanese public.”The Minister was at the time unable to identify precisely where the lands identified for sale are located except to say, “those are matters which are within discussions of GuySuCo and CH&PA but what I can say is that the $2 billion will be made available.”He told media operatives the transactions between the CH&PA and GuySuCo with the assistance of the Junior Finance Minister – currently acting in the substantive position – “will be completed today.”The financial state of affairs at the Corporation had reached a point where there had been significant delays in payments of wages and salaries.This, among other factors, led to an emergency meeting on Monday last ahead of the Cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Nagamootoo, GuySuCo’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Clive Thomas and Chief Executive Officer, Errol Hanoman, to discuss “urgent cash flow relative to wages, salaries and other payments at GuySuCo.”Meanwhile as part of the ongoing divestment of the assets belonging to the beleaguered GuySuCo, Minister Harmon also announced that Colvin Keith-London has been appointed as head of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU).That Unit has been tasked with the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets, inclusive of its lands and according to Harmon, Keith-London will be based at the Kingston Headquarters for the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).That Unit was first announced by the Agriculture Minister when in recent months he presented a Policy Paper to the National Assembly on the future of the sugar industry.That Unit was allocated some $130 million “to provide for the establishment of a SPU to manage the reform of the sugar industry” when the Government in July last requested a supplementary request to tap the national coffers.The National Assembly has since approved the monies for the Unit to be headed by Keith-London.At the time monies were being approved for the Special Purpose Unit, substantive Finance Minister Winston Jordan, in seeking to apprise the House, indicated that Government was unclear as to what it is looking to rake in from the sale of the GuySuCo assets since they still need to be properly evaluated.He had explained that the purpose of the Special Purpose Unit under the rubric of NICIL will be for the divestment and privatisation of certain parts of GuySuCo.Some $60 million has been approved for the company to hire an accounting firm in order to lead the divestment process, including updated valuations of assets.GuySuCo’s properties will be transferred to the Special Purpose Unit for divestment by that outfit. (Gary Eleazar)last_img read more

Alli caps Spurs fightback to sink Brighton

first_imgBut Harry Kane equalised after the interval and Alli finished off a flowing Tottenham move in the closing stages to erase the bitter taste of last weekend’s acrimonious London derby loss to Chelsea.Avenging their defeat at Brighton in October, Tottenham, unbeaten in Boxing Day fixtures since 2003, have won three of their last four league games as they try to climb into the top four.That Chelsea setback was completely overshadowed by the alleged racist abuse of Blues defender Antonio Rudiger by Tottenham fans after his role in Son Heung-min’s red card.Amid widespread calls for stronger action to stamp out racism in football, Tottenham fans appeared to behave better this time.Initially, there were worrying signs for Mourinho on the field however as Steven Alzate escaped Moussa Sissoko, making space for a low strike that drifted just wide.Since Mourinho’s first game in charge of Tottenham, no Premier League team had conceded more goals than the 14 his side allowed across all competitions heading into this round of matches.Those defensive frailties were on display when Alzate lost his marker and forced Paulo Gazzaniga into a sprawling save, while Aaron Mooy went close from the edge of the area.Kane has a knack of scoring on Boxing Day and the Tottenham striker thought he had netted again when he fired home from Winks’ pass, but the goal went to a VAR review and was ruled out by the narrowest of offside decisions.– Clinical Kane –Harry Kane scores against Brighton at White Hart Lane on December 26, 2019Brighton made the most of that let-off to take the lead in the 37th minute.Pascal Gross swung over a free-kick and Webster rose above Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez to plant a powerful header past Gazzaniga for his third goal of the season.Mourinho must have been furious that Tottenham wilted against such a simple set-piece and his team’s record of one clean-sheet in his nine matches suggests a defender could be high on his January shopping list.Underlining the urgency to address that problem area, Brighton’s Bernardo forced Gazzaniga to save from a corner moments later to the audible frustration of the Tottenham crowd on a dank, wet day in north London.Mourinho, standing rain-soaked on the touchline, revealed before the game that his Christmas was ruined by the death of his family’s pet Yorkshire Terrier.But Kane put a smile back on his manager’s face in the 53rd minute when he seized on a deflection off Lucas Moura after the Brazilian’s determined run.Drilling a shot that Mat Ryan could only push back out, Kane gobbled up the rebound with a clinical finish for his eighth goals in five Premier League games on Boxing Day.Kane’s 16th club goal this season was not immediately a catalyst for a Tottenham surge and Gazzaniga had to be alert to keep out Gross’s fierce free-kick.But Mourinho made a significant switch when he sent on Christian Eriksen for Harry Winks, who moments before was lucky to escape a red card for a foul when he had already been booked.Eriksen made an immediate impact in the 72nd minute when he floated a delicate pass to Serge Aurier who flicked the ball into the path of Alli, who guided a superb lofted finish over Ryan.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate Dele Alli’s goal against Brighton at White Hart Lane on December 26, 2019LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 26 – Dele Alli got Tottenham back on track as the England midfielder capped a gritty escape act with the late winner in Thursday’s 2-1 victory against Brighton.Jose Mourinho’s side were in danger of a second successive Premier League defeat when Adam Webster headed Brighton into a shock lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.last_img read more

Auburn stuns Florida

first_imgGAME OF THE DAY: Tigers saddle Gators with their first home loss under Meyer. By Mark Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Wes Byrum started celebrating before his kick even cleared the uprights. He knew it was good when it left his foot. For Auburn, it was actually perfect. For Florida, it was a kick where it hurt most. Byrum’s 43-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Tigers to a 20-17 victory over No. 4 Florida on Saturday night and gave them one of the biggest upsets on a day filled with them. “It doesn’t get any better than that,” Byrum said. The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak for the defending national champions, who lost to Auburn last year, and gave the Gators their first home loss under Coach Urban Meyer. They had won 18 in a row, 17 straight since Meyer took over in 2005. It also jeopardized Florida’s chances of repeating. Then again, with all the other upsets Saturday, the Gators surely won’t slip far out of the picture. Florida (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) could take a big step back next week at No. 2 LSU. Then again, if the Gators perform like they did Saturday, they could be in for another long day. Auburn (3-2, 1-1) played sound defense, prevented Tim Tebow & Co. from making many big plays and took advantage of mistakes to build a 14-0 lead at halftime. A running-into-the-punter penalty kept Auburn’s first drive alive. It ended with Kodi Burns’ 6-yard TD run. The Tigers made it a two-touchdown lead with Ben Tate’s 3-yard run that followed a blocked field goal. It was 17-3 before Florida evened the game with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. However, Auburn came up big in the closing minutes. Byrum attempted the winning kick, just as Meyer called timeout. The kick was true, but Byrum had to do it again. He did, and it was right down the middle. “I was pretty excited,” said Byrum, who missed his only attempt last week against New Mexico State. “I had a rough week last week. I wanted to make sure I came back.” Auburn used the final four minutes to set up the kick. Tate ran for 18 yards and Brandon Cox found Rodgeriqus Smith twice for 16 yards. Byrum did the rest. “He’s got a tremendous leg,” Cox said. “I was on the sideline about to throw up. Being a true freshman, after the first time he hit, I was sure he was nervous. To make two of them, that says a lot about him.” The Tigers rushed the field to celebrate and performed the “Gator Chomp” everywhere in front of 90,685 at The Swamp. “We couldn’t get first downs and we couldn’t get the defense off the field,” Meyer said. “That’s the first time this season we’ve been put in that position. “It’s very disappointing. We didn’t play smart.” Tate finished with 65 yards rushing. Mario Fannin added 62, and Cox was 17-for-26 passing for 227 yards. Smith caught nine passes for 102 yards. The Tigers held Florida to 312 yards, well below its average. Tebow was 20-for-27 passing for 201 yards with a TD and ran 19 times for 75 yards and a score. 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

GAA News: Tír Chonaill Gaels hoping to overcome St. Kiernan’s

first_imgFixturesThe Seniors return to action in the second round of the championship this weekend and will be hoping to overcome St. Kiernan’s to register the 1st win of the campaign.Throw-in is Saturday 10th of September at 4.30pm. The Juniors face St. Clarets on Sunday, 11th September in Greenford in the Semi-Final of the Championship. Good luck to both teams on this big weekend.  LadiesAfter a 6 week break the ladies are back in action in the preliminary round of the junior provincial club championships. The game will take place in Old Bedians, Manchester at 3pm on Sunday the 11th of September were the ladies will play the junior Scottish Champions. Best of luck to the ladies & management. All support appreciated. TCG Golf DayThe annual Tir Chonaill Gaels Golf Day takes place at South Herts on Friday, 7th of October. For hole sponsorship and further details, contact club Chairman Tom Mohan.Lottery Results 1 SeptemberJackpot £3,000 – No winnerNumbers drawn 6, 17, 19 & 22£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Tiffney Butler- c/o Hennessey’s ,GreenfordPatrick Flynn, TCG JuniorsLeanne Sweeney, TCG LadiesPatrick O’Connor, TCG Juniors Next Draw 8th September 2016Jackpot – £3,000 Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your continued support!GAA News: Tír Chonaill Gaels hoping to overcome St. Kiernan’s was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAALondonTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more