Scorpions in charge

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC): Devon Thomas fashioned his second first-class hundred but his first in regional cricket, while left-arm spinner Nikita Miller then grabbed two wickets to inch towards 400 first-class wickets, as Jamaica Scorpions dominated Windward Islands Volcanoes on the second day of their ninth-round contest yesterday. The right-handed Thomas, an Antiguan who captained Leeward Islands Hurricanes up to last season, stroked an enterprising 122 to guide his new side up to 445 all out in their first innings at the Arnos Vale Stadium. Partnership SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 284 for five) J. Campbell c wk Ambris b Cottoy 135 S. Thomas lbw b Mayers 14 K. Edwards c Smith b Sebastien 23 A. McCarthy c Smith b Sebastien 20 J. Blackwood c Johnson b Cottoy 27 *P. Palmer b Johnson 82 D. Thomas c Hodge b Johnson 122 +A. Thomas lbw b Johnson 0 D. Jacobs c Mayers b Johnson 9 N. Gordon c Hodge b Sebastien 2 Nikita Miller not out 0 Extras (b2, lb6, w3) 11 Total (all out, 134.4 overs) 445 Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-111, 3-169, 4-222, 5-237, 6-415, 7-415, 8-429, 9-436, 10-445. Bowling: Matthew 16-6-32-0, Johnson 22.4-2-84-4 (w2), Mayers 22-9-44-1 (w1), Sebastien 38-4-113-3, Cottoy 27-1-128-2, Hodge 1-0-12-0, Theophile 8-1-24-0. VOLCANOES 1st Innings D. Smith run out 26 T. Theophile b D Thomas 16 J. Robinson c McCarthy b Jacobs 31 G. Pope b Miller 14 S. Ambris+ c D Thomas b Miller 50 K. Cottoy not out 4 K. Hodge not out 2 Extras (b4, lb1, nb1) 6 Total (5 wkts, 48 overs) 149 To bat: K Mayers, K Cottoy, M Matthew, D Johnson Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-48, 3-72, 4-138, 5-146. Bowling: Gordon 5-0-17-0, McCarthy 8-1-25-0, D Thomas 5-1-16-1 (nb1), Miller 16-4-41-2, Jacobs 13-3-42-1, Campbell 1-0-3-0. Position: Volcanoes trail Scorpions by 296 runs. Toss: Jamaica Scorpions. Umpires: Deighton Butler, Gregory Brathwaite. Captain Paul Palmer struck a career-best 82 in a fabulous 178-run, sixth wicket partnership with Thomas, which enabled Scorpions to build on their overnight 284 for five. Left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson was the best bowler, with four for 84, while off-spinner and captain Liam Sebastien picked up three for 113, and leg-spinner Keron Cottoy, two for 128. In reply, Volcanoes were going strong at 138 for three, but lost two wickets late in the day to finish on 149 for five – still 296 runs behind going into day three. Sunil Ambris top-scored with a breezy 50 off 77 balls, with five fours and a six, rookie Jerlani Robinson chipped in with 31, while veteran opener Devon Smith struck 26. The 33-year-old Miller, who has played one Test and 46 One-Day Internationals, but has been overlooked by selectors for the last 12 months, knocked over Under-19 World Cup star Gidron Pope for 14 and then claimed Ambris, to move to 398 first-class wickets. Thomas owned the day, however, with a classy innings – only his second triple- figure score in seven years. Resuming the day on 24 not out, he counted 13 fours and two sixes in a knock that spanned 166 deliveries and just over 31/2 hours. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

More Snow overnight making travel difficult

first_imgWith close to four centimeters of new overnight snow in the area, being blown by a strong Northwest wind, this is likely to be another rough travel day in this region.Environment Canada is predicting up to four more centimeters will fall today and, so will the temperature, to about minus 17 this afternoon and, minus 23 tonight.So on top of very slippery conditions, motorists may well have to contend with blowing and drifting snow, poor visibility and high wind chills.In addition, the long range forecast now shows overnight lows in the minus 25 to minus 30 range, through the weekend and, no significant relief to the cold snap, is in sight prior to Tuesday…The cold weather extends right across the prairies and, into many northern U.S. states, where it is now blamed for 20 deaths. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Police block off road near the Alaska Highway

first_imgFort St. John RCMP blocked the road parallel to Alaska Highway near Kenworth, around of what appears to be Spruce St. and Finning Frontage Rd.Traffic on the Alaska Highway does not appear to be affected at this time.Firefighters were also on scene around 5:15 pM.Police appear to have blocked off traffic near Kenworth. Firefighters on scene, Alaska Hwy traffic is unaffected.— Montana (@montana_rc) October 19, 2015- Advertisement -More updates to come.Advertisementlast_img

New West Brom boss Pardew targets trophies

first_imgAs the season nears its halfway stage, fellow Premier League strugglers Everton were set to appoint former England coach Sam Allardyce as their new boss.West Brom sacked Tony Pulis last week after they went 10 Premier League games without a win — the fifth managerial casualty in the English top flight this season.Pardew, who took Crystal Palace to the FA Cup final in May 2016, has not managed since being sacked by the Selhurst Park club just seven months later but he returned in bullish mood.“My best teams play on the front foot and try and put teams under pressure,” said Pardew. “Sometimes they get a bloody nose doing that and that’s what I’ll deliver here at West Brom.“The immediate concern is to halt this run, get some points on the board and get ourselves in a position where we can try to attack the top 10 if possible.”The 56-year-old, who is adding his former assistant at Newcastle, John Carver, to his backroom staff at The Hawthorns, had widely been expected to be named Albion’s new manager and he takes over with the club winless in their past 12 Premier League games.– Trophy hunt –Pardew said his immediate concern was to halt the club’s wretched run but ultimately he is aiming higher than mere Premier League survival.“I think the most important thing is, and it’s so difficult in the Premier League, to have ambitions to win the league, to win trophies, because you have six or seven clubs whose finances are way above the level that we’re working at.”“It’s very difficult to break,” he added. “We almost did it of course with Palace in the FA Cup so you have to have those ambitions to try and win a trophy, as difficult as it is.”Chairman John Williams said Albion’s board had reached a unanimous decision to appoint Pardew following a thorough recruitment process.Pardew, the Premier League manager of the year in 2012, has a history of explosive touchline bustups.In 2014, when Newcastle boss, he was fined and given a formal warning for headbutting an opposition player and he had a furious row with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger during his time at West Ham.Pulis was sacked after a miserable run of form even though he boasted a proud record of never having been relegated as a manager.Former West Brom manager Gary Megson, who acted as Albion’s caretaker boss following the sacking of Pulis, has left the club.Pardew faces former club Crystal Palace in his first match in charge on Saturday, with tough fixtures looming later in December against Liverpool and Manchester United.Everton on Wednesday announced they would “finalise terms” with Allardyce, ending a long hunt since they sacked Ronald Koeman last month.“Sam Allardyce will be at… Finch Farm (training ground) this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club,” the club said in a statement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Bromwich Albion has appointed Alan Pardew as their new manager © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew on Wednesday set his sights on winning silverware after first addressing the immediate priority of pulling the Chinese-owned club away from the Premier League danger zone.The former West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Midlands club, languishing just two points above the relegation places before the latest round of fixtures.last_img read more

Judicial errors

first_imgWHILE America focuses attention back to that infamous episode of celebrity justice in 1995 – the O.J. Simpson verdict – another one seems to be in the making: the Phil Spector trial. The way these bungled proceedings are going, it seems likely that Spector – like Simpson and Robert Blake before him – will end up walking. But, hey, big bucks can buy you the best legal representation. In this case, it seems, it can buy you lawyers who can outmaneuver the judge. And that can make all the difference. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler admits he has made two serious mistakes in this trial. The first was allowing jurors to consider only charges of second-degree murder – and not also the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter – against Spector. When jurors returned with no verdict after 28 hours of negotiations on Tuesday, Fidler briefly considered giving them the manslaughter option. But on Wednesday, he decided against it, reasoning that it would be unfair to change the rules after the trial is over. On that score, he’s right. But the failure to present the manslaughter option from the beginning could well lead to Spector’s acquittal, or at least a deadlocked jury. Worse, though, was Fidler’s agreeing to a provision in the juror instructions – sought by defense attorneys over the objection of prosecutors – that set an unreasonably high bar for finding Spector guilty on the murder charge. When members of the jury were polled, several cited this instruction – which Fidler now says “misstates the law ” – as a reason for their division. Now Fidler plans to send the jury back into deliberations with new, less onerous instructions. But the damage may already be done. Even if the jury does vote to convict, Fidler seems to have all but gift-wrapped the terms of an appeal for Spector’s defense team. Which is to say, no matter what happens in this case, Spector is likely to come out the winner. Either he gets acquitted, or the jury deadlocks and we get a mistrial, or he gets a conviction that’s tossed out on appeal. And even if the state gets to try Spector again, the whole process will cost millions, with no guarantee of a better result. Twelve years after O.J., it’s the same old celebrity justice.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

Argentine star ‘confident’ he was right to snub Chelsea and Manchester City

first_imgMauro Icardi believes he was right to extend his contract with Inter Milan and snub the interest of Chelsea and Manchester City.The striker finished joint top scorer in Serie A with Luca Toni after finding the net 22 times last season.That form attracted interest from clubs all over Europe, including the Premier League pair of Chelsea and Manchester City.But the 22-year-old has now rejected the chance to leave by signing a deal until 2019 with Inter.“It’s been a great week and I’m pleased to have extended my contract,” Icardi told Inter Channel.“It’s a fantastic thing for me and for Inter. I’m confident the club will do everything it can to build a great team and get back to winning ways.“We’re a young squad and I’m sure players will come in that will help us to improve. The San Siro is one of the best stadiums in the world and when it’s full it’s even more beautiful.” Inter Milan starlet Mauro Icardi 1last_img read more


first_imgSHOWBIZ EXCLUSIVE: Daniel O’Donnell is to be given a special Late Late Show tribute to celebrate his career and 50th birthday! understands the millionaire entertainer will join Ryan Tubridy on the RTE show which comes just three days before his milestone birthday on December 12th next.A host of stars as well as family and friends are being lined up for the show on December 9th. A spokesman for the Late Late Show told they are planning a very special celebration for Daniel.“Daniel is a real friend of the Late Late Show and we always get terrific feedback after his appearances.“The exact format of his appearance has not been finalised but we will be inviting his family and friends.“Hopefully he will sing a coupe of songs and we will look back on his career to date. And who knows, we might even have a birthday cake for him,” said the spokeswoman. RTE is hoping the tribute show will get huge ratings.“Daniel is a huge star and there is bound to be a huge audience, not just from Ireland, but from around the world,” said a source.Daniel has already told wife Majella that he does not want a big fuss made for his 50th.Majella said she is planning on taking the singer away for three days to pamper him instead.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on TO GET SPECIAL LATE LATE TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE SHOWBIZ CAREER was last modified: November 19th, 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)Tags:daniel o’donnellLate Late ShowRTElast_img read more

Gary Neville hilariously trolls Arsenal on Twitter

first_img Neville had the last laugh over this Arsenal fan Gary Neville has labelled Arsenal a ‘pub team’ on Twitter after their defeat to Manchester City.The former England and Manchester United defender was responding to a Gunners fan who complained about the prices of Salford City’s ticket prices ahead of their game against Chesterfield. 1 The Manchester-based side (co-owned by Gary, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs) were promoting Saturday’s National League clash on Twitter.Despite offering tickets for just £10 for adults, one fan complained and called the Ammies a ‘pub team’.But Neville had the perfect response for the Arsenal fan. £70 to watch your pub team v city last Sunday— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 15, 2018After being dismantled by Manchester City on Sunday, Unai Emery’s new team clearly have work to do.If anything, they will want to keep the likes of Neville off their back…last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin TD for Donegal South West Pearse Doherty has accused the government of trampling on the rights of citizens through its cuts for respite carers which come into effect last week.The Sinn Féin deputy said the cut would affect up to 3,000 carers in County Donegal based on the figures available from 2010.Deputy Doherty said: “My understanding of a republic, is a state in which citizens have fundamental rights. Yet every day we hear of citizens whose rights are being trampled upon by the government. “Last week carer’s began receiving the reduced respite care grant. In the last budget the government imposed a significant cut of 20% to the respite care grant for some 77,000 carers and their loved ones. Around another 20,000 of the family carers who provide full time care receive no other monies at all from the state.“These cuts to family income will cause real hardship. Families are at their wits end worry about how they will pay their bills and put food on the table and look after their vulnerable relative.“This cut doesn’t make economic sense. Carers save the state over four billion euro each year. If those they care for are pushed into full-time residential care that will cost the state several times what it is saving.“This government thinks nothing of giving billions to bad banks or breaking its own rules on the payment of special advisors yet it will take €26 million from the pockets of carers. “The government should be ashamed of itself for placing the burden of austerity on carers and those they care for.“It is an approach that is reflective of a government which seeks to protect the golden circles. It’s reflective of a government which simply doesn’t value carers or the caring professions.“These families have nothing left to give. It’s a petty, mean spirited unfair cut and it should be reversed.” 3,000 DONEGAL CARERS SUFFERING AFFECTS OF CUTBACKS – DOHERTY was last modified: June 20th, 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:000 DONEGAL CARERS SUFFERING AFFECTS OF CUTBACKS – DOHERTY3last_img read more

Tragic Donegal crash victims were returning from dream holiday

first_imgThe three Co Donegal women in this morning’s horrific road crash near Ardee were returning home from a dream holiday.The women, a mother and her daughter and their friend, are from the south-west area of the county.They had landed at Dublin Airport and were traveling home to Donegal when the tragedy happened. The three-car collision occurred south of Aclint Bridge, Ardee, Co Louth at approximately 1am.One female driver (39), and two female passengers (37 and 69 years) died in the crash.The three were travelling from Dublin when the accident occurred.Meanwhile, two men who are seriously injured were rushed Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. The N2 is closed between Ardee and Aclint Bridge to facilitate a forensic examination and will remain closed for the day.Diversions are in place but Gardaí are asking motorists using the M1 to divert at Junction 17 for Castleblayney.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Ardee Garda Station 041 6871130, The Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.Tragic Donegal crash victims were returning from dream holiday was last modified: July 22nd, 2017 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:ARDEEcrashDEATHSdonegalGardaiholidaylast_img read more