‘Not a big loss’ – says Palmer of Scorpions defeat to Leewards Hurricanes

first_imgJamaica Scorpions captain Paul Palmer Jr does not believe the loss against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes should been seen as a huge defeat given that the Eastern Caribbean outfit has a number of good players in their line-up.The Leewards, bottom of the six-team tournament, defeated Jamaica – who sat in third position heading into the contest – by 85 runs at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua at the weekend, in the sixth round of the WICB Regional First-Class Championship.”I wouldn’t say it’s a big loss,” said Palmer Jr, shortly after the team’s return yesterday.”The team is in transition, so it will never be easy to win games continuously or to come out on top in every game.”Likewise, the teams playing in this competition are good teams with quality players.”I just think Leeward Islands played better on the day than us. That is all.”Asked to bat first, the Hurricanes were bundled out for 155 in their first innings, to which the Scorpions replied with 158.368 FOR EIGHTSpearheaded by an unbeaten knock of 130 by wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton and 72 from opener Montcin Hodge, the Nkrumah Bonner-captained Leewards went on to post 368 for eight in their second time at bat.Set a victory target of 365, Jamaica were dismissed for 280, despite a defiant knock of 93 by Kirk Edwards.Top Jamaican batsmen Jermaine Blackwood, Devon Thomas, Andre McCarthy and John Campbell, made 21, 15, 22 and eight, respectively, in the victory chase.The defeat represented revenge for the Leewards, who lost at Sabina Park in the first half of the tournament.It was also the second time in as many matches the Scorpions were losing away to the Hurricanes, having suffered defeated in St Kitts and Nevis last season.”We know what we did wrong,” highlighted Paul Palmer Jr, whose wretched run of form continued in the match with scores of one and 15.”We know the mistakes we made. We identified them, (primarily) in the second innings where we dropped catches.”Hamilton, who made a hundred, he was dropped twice, on 30-odd (off Nikita Miller) and 40-odd (off Sheldon Cottrell), and we paid the price dearly.”The other guy (Hodge), who made 70-odd, he was also dropped on 40-odd.”If we had taken those chances, more than likely they would not have got up to such a huge total.”Jamaica, with the loss, is all but out of the title race with four rounds of matches remaining. They will play Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park, starting on Friday.last_img read more

Nuggets extend contract of coach Michael Malone

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Head coach Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets reacts on the sidelines during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPDENVER — The Denver Nuggets agreed to a contract extension with coach Michael Malone, who was in the final season of a four-year deal.The team didn’t release details of the extension, but ESPN reported the extension was for two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Olynyk’s putback off Wade’s miss lifts Heat past Wizards 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Under Malone, the Nuggets have gone from 33 wins in 2015-16, to 40 in ’16-17 and 46 last season when they finished a spot out of the playoffs. The season came down to a winner-take-all scenario in Minnesota, with the Nuggets coming up short in overtime to miss out on the playoffs for a fifth straight season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

ICT will be primary focus for education budget – Minister

first_img– special needs education, psycho-social support system also on cardsBy Jarryl BryanBudget 2018 is slated to be read today, and at least in one sector – education — there is some insight into what is to come. Funding for the education sector would be mostly aimed at making education more technologically friendly.Expressions of the need for a support system for students at the Ministry level have been gathering momentum in the public domain in wake of recent sexual misconduct allegations being levelled against a teacherThis is according to Education Minister Nicolette Henry, who was at the time responding to questions on a radio programme. According to the Minister, one primary area the education budget will focus on is Information and Communication Technology (ICT).“My 2018 budget will provide the beginning of a roadmap that will take us to 2030. The Ministry of Education will be focused on reviewing that, and ensuring that we have a roadmap that can take us to 2030, in alignment with our Sustainable Development Goals.“The primary focus (will be) ICT. We’re looking to modernise education, and that will play a big part.“The other area we will be focusing on is technical and vocational education. So you will hear some of the new facilities we will establish as it relates to technical institutes. “We will also speak about special education needs. We will focus on putting a school in Georgetown that will (have) the early childhood programme, to ensure that at a very young age we are able to make the appropriate diagnosis.”Henry claimed that these are new initiatives. According to the Minister, providingEducation Minister Nicolette Henrymobile psycho-social support to students would also be on the agenda. She identified “mobile clinics” as one way to achieve this.“I am talking (about an initiative that is) much broader than counselling (itself). We want to ensure there is linkage and a continuation of care and psycho-social support services. We’re not talking about a counsellor at a school, we are talking about a serious issue that requires that type of issue; you can be given the linkage to a competent service provider.”EducationGovernment had, in April 2016, launched an inquiry into the education system with the aim of gathering “evidential bases” for the revision, upgrading and extension of the system. It has been expected that the CoI’s findings would be considered when budgeting for the Ministry was actually done.The CoI set up to conduct this probe held hearings across the country with parents,  guardians, teachers, religious leaders, unions, and the private sector on their perception of the state of the education system, as well as recommendations for its enhancement.The commission has found that there is need for greater collaboration between the regional education departments and the regional administrations, to determine the educational needs of each particular region.The commission had also suggested that an education committee be established at the regional democratic level. It was also urged that that committee should be structured to examine the needs of the region and convey those to the Department of Education, so those needs could be adequately addressed.The commission’s findings also included a recommendation that the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) be equipped with the research capacity it needs, since progress in the sector cannot be measured and analysed.The report also noted that the Ministry’s inspectorate should have a separate unit, and not be a part of another unit. “We are the only country probably in the world where the Inspectorate Unit is part of another unit. The Inspectorate Unit (is) supposed to be an autonomous body, reporting to the highest office in the land.”The commissioners also found that there is a greater need for welfare officers who are equipped with guidance and counselling skills, and recommended that there be one such officer in each school. However, they noted that if this is not possible, there should be one officer with responsibility for no more than five schools.In accepting the report, then Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine had said he would be presenting same to both Cabinet and the National Assembly.“I would prefer the report not be buried in another Select Committee and we go on and on about the issues. I would think the comprehensiveness of the commission of inquiry is sufficient enough for us to act, and that is going to require some commitment; and that is something we are a bit short on,” he had said.last_img read more

GNBA records 165 breaches for 2019 thus far

first_img…accessibility for PWD limited compared to other countriesThe Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has recorded 165 infringements from television and radio broadcasters over the past five months.This was revealed at a stakeholders’ meeting held on Friday last, thus resulting in a significant number of scrutinised cases for 2019.GNBA Chairman Leslie SobersThese include profanities, inaccurate reporting, graphic details, substance abuse or irresponsible hosting during general audience time.In January, the figures showed that there were 39 infringements, followed by 40 in February and 49 in March. There was a decline in this trajectory with just 22 in April.While the statistics for May are yet to be analysed, it is estimated to be about 15 or 20.Chairman of the GNBA, Leslie Sobers posited that while the Authority is working with stakeholders to reduce these numbers, they are also encouraging local content.“The collective effort and common vision has to embrace the desire to provide a service that enhances order and the public good. It is time that we move away from the old model of being profit orientated without invigorating local talent, local conversations and young enthusiasm,” he explained.During last year’s ITU Accessible America forum, The GNBA Head revealed that provisions for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) were limited in Guyana when compared to other countries. For this, closed captioning was introduced by some broadcasts.“It was decided that we would approach our broadcasters, encouraging them to run closed captioning on some of their programmes, especially the news and perhaps, have a signing at one major newscast per day to facilitate persons with hearing impairment,” the Chairman told stakeholders.Provisions are made in Chapter 36:05 of the PWD Act for these systems to be implemented. There is also a penalty for non-compliance.Presently, there are some 19 registered television stations and 20 radio stations, a majority of which are easily accessible. Going forward, the entity has signalled intentions to establish fines for infringements. However, these figures are yet to be finalised.Adding to that, broadcasters who display a decent track record with full compliance will be given recognition by the agency with added benefits.“We intend to publicly recognise broadcasters who demonstrate that desired level of consciousness and are fully compliant. Such recognition will not only be applauded but will have real value for the recipient”, Sobers stated.Throughout these engagements, broadcasters are reminded of their requirements when disseminating information to the public. On Friday, they were also educated on self-monitoring. When airing live shows, these agencies are required to implement a delayed time lapse to cater for any interference, which may be deemed as an infringement.Just a few days ago, the Authority informed that errant broadcasters will soon be hauled before the courts. Persons would not be placed before the courts for broadcast content but rather for broadcasting illegally since many of them have not renewed their licenses.“Those broadcasters who never had a broadcasting licence and are broadcasting, whose licences have expired and have not renewed their licences but are still broadcasting and those who owe the Authority millions of dollars and are refusing or failing to pay, are the ones that will be brought before the court. GNBA continues to function as a professional entity and within the parameters of the broadcasting legislation,” the GNBA said.The GNBA is constitutionally vested with the authority to monitor the content that is aired or transmitted to the general public and also has the power to penalise broadcasters who are in breach of these requirements.last_img read more

Predators fall 4-1 in exhibition play versus the Peace Country Storm

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast LB Energy Female Midget Predators team was in action on November 4th as part of the Development Weekend at the 2017 Female Jamboree in Dawson Creek.The girls were battling the PCFAC AA Peace Country Storm out of Grande Prairie in an exhibition game that they lost 4-1. The Predators lone goal was scored by Payton Bowen who was set up by Madison Fell and Lynette Wiebe. The team also volunteered in a number of events during the weekend including helping four-time Olympian Becky Keller with the Female Jamboree and volunteered at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge by doing the ice scraping for a number of games at the North Peace Arena.Head coach of the Predators Rob Larson said, “The whole experience was great. The girls really enjoyed themselves. Definitely, something they would love to do again.”- Advertisement -Up next for the team is a trip to Calgary this weekend for the Hayley Wickenheiser tournament which begins on Friday. The Predators will be in a pool with teams from Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Vancouver.last_img read more

Three things we learned from the Premier League

first_img0Shares0000Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal put Manchester United in front against LiverpoolLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Liverpool’s 17-match winning run was halted in a draw at Manchester United, while VAR caused more havoc and Chelsea’s revival gathered pace.Here are three things we learned from the Premier League this weekend: VAR chaos and confusionTottenham’s equaliser against Watford was allowed to stand despite the big screens inside the ground saying no goal had been given © AFP / Glyn KIRKThe dominant feature across the weekend’s action was controversy over the use of VAR.Aston Villa, Wolves, Burnley and Liverpool saw goals ruled out, Tottenham did not — despite the big screen saying their late equaliser against Watford had been — and a host of penalty appeals were waived away.“I’m a big fan of it but it has to be used more wisely than that,” said Burnley manager Sean Dyche after his side had a late equaliser at Leicester ruled out for the slightest of touches by Chris Wood on Jonny Evans.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola sarcastically said his players are clearly “diving” after VAR did not award what appeared clear penalties to his side against Crystal Palace, while Watford were also hard done by when Jan Vertonghen was not punished for bringing down Gerard Deulofeu inside the area.“I was thinking VAR is objective, but now I am thinking it is something very subjective,” said Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores.The Premier League’s decision to impose an extremely high bar to overturn a referee’s initial ruling is under fire as is the reluctance of referee’s to review their decisions on a TV at the side of the pitch.Amazingly, VAR is yet to award a penalty 89 games into the season.Salah-less Liverpool lack sparkOut of sorts: Roberto Firmino missed the injured Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s attack © AFP / Oli SCARFFLiverpool’s lead at the top of the table was cut to six points after their 17-game winning run in the Premier League was ended in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United.The European champions enjoyed nearly 70 percent possession at Old Trafford, but laboured to create chances without the injured Mohamed Salah.The Egyptian has often failed to reach the heights of his stunning debut 2017/18 season in 2019, but in his absence the in-form Sadio Mane was forced to switch position to the right-hand side while Roberto Firmino struggled to have his usual influence linking the play.Jurgen Klopp hopes to have Salah back for his side’s Champions League trip to Genk on Wednesday and on this evidence Liverpool cannot afford for him to miss to many matches in their bid to win the league for the first time in 30 years.More to come from in-form ChelseaChelsea defender Marcos Alonso celebrates after scoring against Newcastle © AFP / Oliver GREENWOODMarcos Alonso says Chelsea are still a work in progress after they moved into the top four with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.Alonso’s 73rd minute goal at Stamford Bridge sealed the Blues’ fifth successive victory in all competitions.The Spanish defender is pleased with the progress under new boss Frank Lampard, but insists there is still more to come.“We have many options in the team and this is good. The team is getting better, we are improving game by game and we need to continue in this way,” Alonso said.“It’s a new season with new staff and there’s room for improvement but since the beginning we have improved a lot. We need to keep focused on each game and work hard in training.”0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jonas Gutierrez fires parting shot at Mike Ashley after being released by Newcastle

first_img1 Jonas Gutierrez Jonas Gutierrez fired a parting shot at Mike Ashley after being released by Newcastle, claiming the club’s owner disregarded him following his cancer diagnosis.The 31-year-old started the season battling his way back from testicular cancer and ended it by inspiring the Magpies to a vital 2-0 win over West Ham.Gutierrez provided one goal and scored the other in what proved to be his last match for the Toon, with the club announcing on Friday that he will leave when his contract expires on June 30.That exit was widely expected and the Argentina international took to Twitter shortly afterwards to let his feelings known about his treatment during his battle with cancer.Posting through his account, @elgalgojonas, Gutierrez said: “Two things I learn from my illness how you can support a player (newcastle fans) and how you leAve a player alone (newcastle owner)”The popular midfielder’s tweet follows comments made in March about the way Newcastle treated him.“I returned mid-November and at the beginning to mid-December the manager said I should find myself another club, that it was best… er, I understand a lot of things about football that, well, that for the directors it is a business, no?” he told Canal+.“It is clear that they look after the club’s interests, but I think in a situation like that, you need to save [consider] other things, even more if you see I had been playing for five years before having this problem, I was always playing.”Gutierrez’s anger with the club was as clear as his desire to thank the supporters for their support in the seven seasons he spent on Tyneside.“Thanks to all football fans and Newcastle fans for supporting me and trust in me,” he posted on Facebook.“This is a way to demonstrate I always hear you. You are very important to me, football wouldn’t be the same without you. All my effort and affection is for you!”Gutierrez is not the only player leaving St James’ Park as Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell and Remie Streete have all been released, while Facundo Ferreyra has returned to Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of his loan.Sammy Ameobi has been offered a new deal but there is no new contract for Ryan Taylor either.last_img read more

Man jailed for four months for ramming Garda car

first_imgA man who rammed into an unmarked Garda patrol car who had him under surveillance has been jailed for four months.Gerard Meehan was under observation after he had been reported acting suspiciously outside a premises at The Diamond in Raphoe, Co Donegal. When Meehan spotted an undercover patrol car being driven by detective Garda Michael Galvin, he reversed onto a road and drove his white van into the Garda car.The 21-year-old then fled in the direction of Ballindrait reaching speeds of up to 140kphMeehan, of Lisclamerty, Manorcunningham, was later apprehended, arrested and charged with dangerous driving and causing criminal damage to the Garda car.Meehan appeared at Letterkenny District Court which heard the ramming happened March 12th, 2017, when the accused was also charged with driving with no insurance.Defending solicitor, Patsy Gallagher, said the combination of a break-up in a relationship and medical difficulties had sent his client on the path to self-destruction.Commented Judge Paul Kelly: “I’m not going to tolerate someone deliberately ramming a patrol car and then driving off.”Judge Kelly said Meehan would get all the help he required to deal with his problems in Castlerea Prison.On the charge of criminal damage, he jailed Meehan for four months and disqualified him from driving for four years.Judge Kelly also imposed a four-month sentence on the charge of dangerous driving, disqualifying him for five years.Fines of €950 were also imposed in relation to separate charges including driving with no insurance.Man jailed for four months for ramming Garda car was last modified: May 16th, 2018 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:courtdonegalGerard Meehanpatrol carramminglast_img read more


first_imgUP to 3,000 people are exepcted to take part in today’s North West 10K Charity Road Race/Walk in Letterkenny (2pm) – and here is some advice from local athlete Michael Black on how to tackle it!He made this DDTV video last year – but the same rules apply! And it’s good advice….North West 10K committee chairperson, Grace Boyle, says it could be the biggest event ever in the town.“Last year we were amazed at the number – 2,300 – that took part. There was a time not too long ago when we wondered if we would manage to attract 1,000. Now we’re talkng 3,000 and preparing for a huge numbers like that is is a huge undertaking,” she said.Since the first staging of the North West 10K in 1997, more than half a million euro has been raised for 25 Donegal-based charities. Enjoy the race. DDTV VIDEO: ADVICE FROM MICHAEL BLACK AS THOUSANDS GET READY FOR NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 6th, 2012 by gregShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: ADVICE FROM MICHAEL BLACK AS THOUSANDS GET READY FOR NORTH WEST 10Kdonegaldaily.comletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Golf News: The golfing week teed-off once again with the Monday evening Cat 4 competition and, despite the galeforce winds sweeping the Barnhill fairways, Gerry O’s band of “hardy bucks” showed up in strength and taking top spot for the 11 hole competition was Garvan Mc Gahey with 20pts.With the large turnout on Wednesday 13th, it was obvious that a lot of practicing was being done for the club classic on the coming Saturday and showing his potential for the future was visitor Martin Duffy [23] coming home in first place by virtue of B.O.T on 39pts. Starting with three pars on the card, Martin played conservatively to record his victory over runner-up Darragh Heaney [14] who, following a birdie at par 3 fifth, then proceeded to “blank” the par 3 eighth, but still recorded an outward nine score of 22pts. Unfortunately, two double bogeys on back nine left him struggling for enough points to win outright. In third place was the ever present Kenny King [7] who, following his birdie at 1st with a disastrous double bogey at 2nd, steadied the swing to record further birdies at 8th, 16th and 18th for a return of 37pts. Gross on the day was won by competition stalwart Eamonn Mc Glinchey [6] with 32 gross points.One of the biggest team events in any club, the Club Classic, took place on Saturday 16th at Letterkenny GC and indeed proved to be the biggest classic to date with over forty teams of four taking to the beautifully manicured fairways of Barnhill. Indeed, the praise from the many visitors on the condition of the course, and especially the greens, is very much appreciated by the club and it’s members. Gratefully and enthusiastically sponsored by Browns on the Green Restaurant, resident at Letterkenny Golf Club, the multitude of prizes were very well received and none more so than first prize which was won by the Mc Gettigan’s “Gala” team from Station R’bout, Letterkenny, captained by the resiliant Clive Davison and ably accompanied by Odhran and Conor Mc Gettigan and Eddie Mc Hugh. With two scores counting, each player served their purpose  but I’m sure that they will remember the three birdies posted by captain Clive on 2nd, 15th and 16th [not to mention his eagle attempt on 18th] which gave them a total of 97pts on the day and a five point margin over the second placed “Swilly Drive” team of Kieran Sweeney, Noel Sweeney, Liam Sweeney and Martin Kelly who finished on 92pts. Best Ladies team were Marion O’ Sullivan, Tracey Spence, Bridie Gildea and Pauline Curley on 78pts and best Gents team was Ed Margey, Jimmy Gleeson, Paddy O’ Gorman and Denis O’ Donnell with 89pts. Ladies longest drive, Celine Bradley; Ladies nearest the pin, Kathleen Gallagher; Men’s longest drive, Chris Duffy; Men’s nearest the pin, Liam Sweeney.Sunday 17th confined competition saw two of the club’s Cat 4 members take top three placings and top of the tree was Martin Doherty [27] with 43pts. With a handfull of pars on the card, Martin’s steady fairway play gave him a winning 22pts on back nine, a two point margin over Colin Mc Intyre [16] who wiped away a “blank” at 7th with a birdie at 11th for a 23pts inward nine. In third place was Paul Mc Guckian [24] with 37pts.Congratulations to the club’s Fred Daly team who won their first match of 2015 season in defeating a resilient Rathmore GC side 7&1/2 matches to 6&1/2. Leading 5 matches to 2 from the home leg,Rathmore’s resilience proved stronger than expected but the lads eventually came through this tough encounter. Commiserations are offered to the Ulster Fourball and the Mixed Foursomes teams who failed to progress in their respective competitions.Friday 22nd the club will host the Letterkenny Chamber Classic. Still a few spots available so phone now to book your team on 07491-21115. A club competition will take place on Saturday until 1pm from which time the club will then host the St. Eunan’s GAA classic. Sunday 24th will see the Seamus Clinton PGA Professional Open and on Wednesday 27th we have the Mc Ginley Motors sponsored Open.  Members are reminded that those who have not yet paid subs or agreed DD or have spoken to subs convenor Dermot Condon, will forfeit any winning prizes.A reminder to all members that personal insurance is now available through the golf club for the meagre sum of only €20! Anyone interested in taking  out insurance should apply their name on the sheet provided in the locker room or contact club Captain, Gerard Duffy.Pic Captions:The Mc Gettigan’s Gala team, Letterkenny,GOLF NEWS: GARVAN MC GAHEY IN TOP FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: May 22nd, 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:BarnhillgolfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more