Gayle for Bangladesh Premier League

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle headlines nine West Indian players set to participate in the Bangladesh Premier League starting next month, following Thursday’s player draft here.The left-handed Gayle will turn out for Barisal Bulls alongside all-rounder Kevon Cooper and left-handed batsman Evin Lewis, both of whom hail from Trinidad and Tobago.Gayle said following the Caribbean Twenty20 back in July that he was expected to undergo surgery to deal with a troublesome back and may have to be out of action until December.While he has not retired from Tests, he has not played one since last year September.Sammy for RangpurMeanwhile, West Indies Twenty20 skipper Darren Sammy will play for Rangpur Riders alongside West Indies batsman, Lendl Simmons, while Test batsman Marlon Samuels, along with the trio of off-spinner Sunil Narine, left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie and fast-bowling all-rounder AndrÈ Russell, will play for Comilla Victorians.The West Indians are part of 19 overseas players in the tournament scheduled to run from November 22 to December 15.Overall, 82 players will represent six franchises.Notably absent are marquee West Indies players Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, two of the most in-demand T20 players in the world.last_img read more

AC Milan face Europa League ban

first_img0Shares0000AC Milan’s defender Leonardo Bonucci greets fans at the end of the Italian Tim Cup (Coppa Italia) final Juventus vs AC Milan at the Olympic stadium on May 9, 2018 in Rome © AFP / Isabella BonottoMILAN, Italy, Jun 1 – European football’s top financial investigators have recommended excluding Chinese-owned AC Milan from the Europa League next season for violating rules that limit spending, the New York Times reported on Friday.According to the US daily newspaper, “two people involved in the process” have confirmed that UEFA investigators have recommended Milan be excluded from European competition for violating Financial Fair Play rules. UEFA announced last week that the seven-time European champions had failed to convince officials they are financially sound and referred the case to the adjudicatory chamber of its financial control unit to recommend an appropriate punishment.A decision is expected next week and according to the New York Times investigators “have recommended excluding .. AC Milan from continental competition”.UEFA are concerned over AC Milan’s stability after it was purchased by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong from Silvio Berlusconi for 740 million euros ($918mn) in April last year.The club also spent more than 200 million euros on new players in the summer and have a massive high interest loan of 300 million euros from US hedge fund Elliott Management.Milan finished sixth in the Serie A last season and qualified for the second-tier Europa League for a second consecutive season missing out on the money-spinning Champions League.If Milan were excluded they would become the highest profile club banished from Europe, following Spanish club Malaga, Red Star Belgrade and Turkey’s Galatasary who were banned for a year in the past for failing to meet financial criteria.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pompous Piers Morgan has ‘never been a proper Arsenal fan’

first_imgPiers Morgan is ‘pompous’ and ‘not even a proper Arsenal fan’.That’s the view of Gunners legend Bob Wilson, who joined Hawskbee and Delaney to defend Emirates chief Arsene Wenger.The Frenchman has come in for criticism from the former Daily Mirror editor, following Arsenal’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Monaco.“I would like to say this about Piers Morgan,” Wilson told Hawksbee and Delaney. “He claims to be an Arsenal fan, but if you’re a supporter of a club you have to be through thick, thin, laughter, smiles and tears. He has never been a proper fan.“I see him on Twitter and he drives me mad. He’s an incredibly pompous individual and he has no understanding of what it is to be the manager of a football club. I can only tell you this about Arsene, and I am biased to a degree, but i’m not stupidly biased. You will not find any manager ever, more dedicated to doing his job than Arsene.“With him it’s always about the man before the player and that’s very rare for a manager. His first concern is about you as an individual rather than you as a player. Always has been and always will be.“He’s been there for a long time with incredible glory times, league titles, appeared in a Champions League and FA Cup finals. He’s changed the club totally.“Above all that thought he’s a really decent human being, who cares.”last_img read more

Kenya to face Uganda in COPA quarter finals

first_img0Shares0000Botswana’s, Leatile Lekhutile (in blue) sprints towards the Kenyan goalpost as Kenya’s, Leon David looks on during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Botswana, 3- 0.NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Kenya’s representatives St. Anthony’s Boys Kitale will take on Uganda in the quarter finals of the inaugural edition of the Copa Coca-Cola African Cup of Nations at Nakuru Boys High School on Thursday.Kenya progressed to the quarters after seeing off Zimbabwe 3-0 in their final group match on Wednesday while the Ugandans played to a 1-1 draw with Mozambique. Against Zimbabwe, Kenyan champions St. Anthony’s were in their usual class.Goals from Issa Rashid, Answar Shamuni and Isaiah Abwal ensured Kenya easily triumphed in this game, and also maintained their 100% record.Kenya went ahead inside the first 30 seconds of the match through the outstanding Rashid whose goal could easily contest for goal of the tournament.Jacob Onyango beat his marker on the right flank before crossing the ball into the area, Rashid controlled the ball before firing home via a low shot.Kenya continued to dominate proceedings with Lucas Maina, Wisdom Nayah and Rashid running the show in midfield. Botswana’s rear guard led by Captain Sekwai Letlamoreng did well to deny Kenya on several occasions.Letlamoreng had Botswana’s best chance with the scores still at 1-0. He rose highest to meet a free-kick but then failed to direct the header on target.The second goal did finally come in the 28th minute when a defense splitting pass from Maina was met with an excellent finish from Answar Shamuni.A rare chance for Botswana in the 49th minute saw Pintes Ricardo shoot wide from a prime position. But it was Kenya’s day, as substitute Isaiah Abwal then added a third in the 68th minute.Botswana’s, Leatile Lekhutile (left) attempts to score against Kenya’s goalkeeper Issa Emuria. Looking on is Leon David (middle) during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup Tournament held at Nakuru Boys High School grounds. Kenya beat Botswana, 3- 0.“Our strategy was a defensive one and to some extent I can say that it worked. Kenya is a very strong team, we watched them score eleven goals against Ethiopia and to lose 3-0 is not very bad,” said Botswana coach Godfrey Rantoka.“I expect us to have tougher matches in the knockout stages so we didn’t use match energy today considering we had already qualified for the quarter-finals,” added Kenya coach Peter Mayoyo.Meanwhile, a dominant Nigeria booked a COPA Coca-Cola African Cup quarter final spot following a 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in a group B match.Goals from Prosper Chukwuemeka, Gift Williams and Omodara Olamilekan helped the West African team post a comfortable win in a match.The victors dominated throughout, starting the match on a high and raiding the Southern Africans half in pursuit of an early goal.The teams that have so far qualified for the quarter-final matches include Kenya, Uganda, Botswana and Mozambique.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The Press Pass – Sunday, September 20

first_imgHost Ray Stubbs was joined in the studio by Henry Winter and Tom Hopkinson.They discuss whether Diego Costa has crossed the line after his antics in the Arsenal – Chelsea match and Brendan Rodgers’ future and Liverpool.last_img

Gearing up for election

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The school board elections were just held and haven’t even been certified, but filing soon will open for the Whittier City Council election. The City Council this week took all of the necessary steps to hold the April 8 election, including calling it, selecting its supplier and determining costs of ballot statements. Mayor Owen Newcomer and council members Joe Vinatieri and Cathy Warner all are expected to seek re-election. So far no other candidates have filed an intent to run. Each precinct will be supplied with ballots equal to about 30 percent of its registration. That will leave additional ballots that could be taken to a precinct, just in case there was a problem, she said. Typically, voter turnout on election day ranges from 4 to 22 percent, depending on the area, Marshall said. “I think the risk of running out is insignificant,” she said. MORE ELECTION INFORMATION: The cost of getting your candidate statement in English and Spanish will be $550 – an increase of $50 from the 2006 election. That’s going to make for a $730 subsidy for each candidate since the estimated cost is $1,280. IMPORTANT DATES: After filing closes, the ballot order will be determined Jan. 17. A candidates’ orientation will be held by city manager and city clerk-treasurer on the same day to provide information on vote-by-mail reports, campaign sign regulations, budget, charter and city organization. Other key dates include: March 10 – Vote-by-mail begins. March 24 – Voter registration closes. April 1 – Vote by mail application deadline. April 8 – Election Day April 15 – Council members sworn in. REPUBLICAN MEETING: The Whittier Republican Women Federated will install officers and have a holiday sing-along program at its 11 a.m. meeting on Dec. 7. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFiling will begin Dec. 17 and close at 5 p.m. Jan. 11. Should an incumbent not file, the deadline would be extended to 5 p.m. on Jan. 16. City Hall will be closed for the holidays during part of that time. City Clerk Kathryn Marshall said prospective candidates can call (562) 464-3324 and leave a message to set up an appointment from Dec. 26-28 to take out nominating papers. BALLOT REDUCTION: The council also voted to reduce the number of ballots the city will purchase from about 28,000 – equal to 75 percent of its voter registration – to about 19,000. The latter number equals about 50 percent of registration. This number doesn’t include ballots sent out to the more than 5,000 permanent absentee voters as well as others – possibly as many as 2,000 – who vote that way. Those ballots will be purchased separately, Marshall said. The reduction will save the city about $2,000, maybe enough to offset increasing costs for absentee ballots, she said. last_img read more

Parents warned of new Snapchat feature that pinpoints your exact location

first_imgParents have been warned to ensure that their child’s settings on Snapchat are on ‘ghost mode’ as the latest update for the app allows friends to pinpoint your exact location.Your location will not be hidden automatically following the new update, so users will have to open the map and manually disable the location-sharing feature.To turn on ghost mode, open the map and click the settings button on the top right hand corner and enable ghost mode. How does it work?When you open your camera, pinch your fingers as though you’re zooming out of a photo. The Snap Map will appear and allow you to see your friend’s Bitmoji and where exactly they are.Weirdly, Snapchat have turned your Bitmoji (personalised avatar) into an Actionmoji, which changes your avatar depending on what you’re doing. If you’re listening to music, your Actionmoji will be wearing headphones. If you’re driving, your Actionmoji will appear in a car.A Snapchat spokesperson says “Snapchat may look at things like your location, time of day, or speed of travel. Examples of Actionmojis today include things like: at the beach, at the airport, sitting, and a handful more.” Snapchat have also included a heat map for their ‘our story’ feature, while allows people at various events to curate a public story together. Blue means a few snaps have been taken, with red meaning a lot have been taken.Speaking about the update, Snapchat say “We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!”They add; “Actionmojis only update when you open Snapchat.”Parents warned of new Snapchat feature that pinpoints your exact location was last modified: June 24th, 2017 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:actionmojibitmojifeatureSnapchatsnapmaplast_img read more

HIGHLAND LOSES ‘MOST POPULAR STATION’ TITLE TO MIDWEST RADIO

first_imgMidwest Radio is now the most popular local radio station in Ireland, the station has said today.“The latest JNLR figures reveal that for the first time in our 25-year history, Midwest Radio has surpassed all other stations – including Highland Radio in Donegal – to claim the top rating,” said Midwest Radio’s Managing Director Paul Claffey.“Midwest Radio’s listenership is now at 62% during weekdays, while our market share has increased to 60% – which relates to the amount of time people stay listening to the station. “We are delighted to claim the number one spot during the station’s 25th anniversary year.” HIGHLAND LOSES ‘MOST POPULAR STATION’ TITLE TO MIDWEST RADIO was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Highland RadioJNLRMidwest Radioratingslast_img read more

PADDY POWER BOOKIE DONATES JIM McGUINNESS STATUE TO GLENTIES!

first_imgJIM The Redeemer has arrived in Glenties!The famous statue of Jim McGuinness made by bookie Paddy Power for last year’s All-Ireland Final Day at Croke Park is finally home turf after community activist Brian Carr asked for it.“I made contact with Paddy Power and asked could Glenties have the statue when they were finished with it and after being pride of place in their main office they have kindly transported the statue to Glenties bearing all the costs,” said Brian. “The statue is now at the top of the town for a few days fun and light hearted entertainment.“We then hope to get the pupils of the Comprehensive to paint the statue and find a permanent home for it.“I’d like to say ‘Many thanks’ to Paddy Power.”  PADDY POWER BOOKIE DONATES JIM McGUINNESS STATUE TO GLENTIES! was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GlentiesJim McGuinnesspaddy power statuelast_img read more

Green light for SA’s wind farm

first_img6 November 2006The City of Cape Town has signed a 20-year agreement to buy “clean” electricity from Darling Wind Farm, paving the way for an innovative partnership between local and foreign investors, the government and the community of Darling to get South Africa’s first commercial wind farm venture up and running.Despite such obstacles as SA’s cheap electricity environment, and the enormous capital costs of setting up a wind farm, the country’s R70-million pilot commercial wind energy project will start operating in Darling, a small town north-west of Cape Town, in 2007.Using four giant wind turbines to generate an estimated 13.2 gigawatt-hours per year of “clean” electricity, Darling Wind Farm will feed this into the national power grid. It will then be “wheeled” through the grid and on to suppliers who have chosen to pay a 25c per kilowatt-hour surcharge for a “green” power supply.The City of Cape Town agreed in August to be the first such buyer/supplier. With growing concern over the global warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, city officials expect to sell the electricity on to an initially small but willing market.‘Green cred’ for customersThe first customers are expected to be businesses, who will pay the surcharge for a certain amount of “green” electricity while paying the standard rate – around 40c a kilowatt-hour – for the balance of their supply.These companies will then be able to showcase their “green credentials” when they market their products in South Africa and, especially, abroad, where consumers are increasingly eager to mitigate the effects of global warming by helping to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.The project is the result of a partnership between the national government, the Danish government, the Central Energy Fund and the Darling Independent Power Producing Company.Hermann Oelsner, chief executive of Darling Wind Power and vice-president of the World Wind Energy Association, signed the 20-year power purchase agreement with Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille and city manager Achmat Ebrahim in August.Speaking after the signing, Oelsner said the agreement was the culmination of a 10-year process to establish wind energy as a sustainable source of electricity in South Africa.Its signing, he said, would facilitate “a unique and innovative partnership between local and foreign private investors, the national government, municipal government and the community of Darling, which will be an equity shareholder in the project.”17-storey-high towersDarling Wind Power will now be able to secure the necessary investment to finance the purchase of the initial four wind turbines – 17-storey-high towers with massive blades powering 42-ton engine rooms at the top of the towers.Oelsner said another six wind turbines would be added later, followed by another 10 in the longer term – noting that global demand for the turbines was so high that additional turbines would only be available by 2008 at the earliest.The City of Cape Town aims to source about 10% of its energy from renewable sources – which could include solar and other forms of energy – by 2020. The national government has set a target of an additional 10 000 gigawatt-hours a year in renewable energy for the national power grid by 2013.Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin has also said that the government’s aim is for independent power producers to contribute around 30% of South Africa’s total electricity supply.Eskom’s demonstration wind farmThe country’s – and sub-Saharan Africa’s – first large wind turbine facility was state power company Eskom’s facility at Klipheuwel just north of Cape Town. The pilot phase of Eskom’s Klipheuwel research and demonstration project started in August 2002 and ran through to the end of 2005.Eskom has reportedly been less than enthusiastic about the prospects for wind power generation in South Africa. Reporting on the Klipheuwel project, Eskom described the country’s wind resource as “moderate when compared to northern European conditions”.According to Eskom, South African conditions would enable wind farms to operate at a maximum capacity of about 15% to 25%, compared to about 30% in northern Europe.Oelsner has disputed this, saying the Darling wind farm has a maximum capacity factor of 34%.And while some might criticise the project for relying on a form of government subsidy, Oelsner argues that the fossil fuel and nuclear energy industries are heavily subsidised worldwide.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more