Kensington, St Catherine CC in JCA 50-over semis

first_imgDiscarded Jamaica Scorpions representatives, fast bowler Jason Dawes and batsman Horace Miller, both played lead roles in helping Kensington Cricket Club to the semi-finals of the Jamaica Cricket Association 50-over Tournament yesterday.Dawes, who played the opening match of the Scorpions’ four-day campaign picked up four for 37 while Miller slammed 45 as their team defeated Westmoreland by two wickets at Paradise Oval.The east Kingston club was also joined in the semi-finals by title-holders St Catherine CC, who clobbered Lucas by 10 wickets at Chedwin Park.At Paradise, Westmoreland posted a modest 182 off 30.4 overs with the big-hitting Kenar Lewis getting 56 and Nick Blackwood, 40. Leg-spinner Donovan Nelson was also among the wickets with three for 22.Miller then piloted his team home to 183 for eight off 28 overs with assistance coming from leg-spin all-rounder Akeem Dewar, 40.At Chedwin Park, Lucas won the toss and took first strike, but could only muster 83 off 27.3 overs courtesy of left-arm spinner Stephan Casey, who claimed four for 12.St Catherine, in response, raced to 87 without loss off 7.1 overs with Oraine Williams scoring 49 and Shacoya Thomas, 31.The other two quarter-finals will be played today. At Up Park Camp, the Jamaica Defence Force will entertain Melbourne CC, while Kingston CC and St Thomas are set to do battle at Kensington Park.- J.L.last_img read more

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Chainsaw operator to stand High Court trial for wife’s murder

first_imgA man who stabbed his wife to death during an argument and later attempted to take his own life was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court after a prima facie case was made out against him.Devanand NarineFifty-year-old Devanand Narine was arraigned in May 2019 before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the crime. At that time, he was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on May 16, 2019, at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), he murdered Farida Khayum.He was remanded to prison and a preliminary inquiry (PI) was conducted before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court. However, after the PI, the Magistrate ruled that sufficient evidence was provided by the prosecutor that warranted a High Court trial.The chainsaw operator will be tried before a Judge and jury at the next practicable sitting of the Essequibo Criminal Assizes.It was reported that the woman and her husband were involved in a heated argument during which he armed himself with a knife and stabbed her several times about the body.Farida KhayumRealising that his wife had died, he immediately injected a poisonous substance into his body.The woman, who worked at the Hack Rice Mill, was rushed to the Suddie Regional Hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her husband was hospitalised at the same medical facility under Police guard.The woman’s mother had explained that she retired to bed early but was awakened by her daughter screaming “I going to die”.As such, she left her bedroom and as she ventured into the living area, she saw her daughter lying on the floor in a pool of blood.She said she immediately raised an alarm and sent her 10-year-old grandson to alert the neighbours, who, in turn, summoned the Police. As the Police arrived at the scene, ranks found the suspect in an unconscious state with an empty bottle, which is suspected to have contained a poisonous substance, nearby.Both the injured woman and the suspect were rushed to the hospital.Neighbours had explained that every time the suspect returns from the interior, he would consume alcohol and there were regular fights between him and his wife over his behaviour.A neighbour said that the man was seen consuming alcohol prior to committing the heinous crime. Neighbours recalled hearing the argument between the couple earlier that evening.last_img read more

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Busch Series race seeing Red

first_imgFONTANA – The Red Rocker may not drive 55, and he can’t stick to the time line, either. Sammy Hagar, Fontana’s leading rocker, was the grand marshal of Saturday’s Busch Series Stater Bros. 300, and oneof his duties was to give the three-word command to start the engines. In a promotional stunt at the Speedway’s FanZone, the sea lion flicked a ball with Raines’ number out of the pool first. It was followed by Dale Jarrett’s number then Riggs. The event was televised, with Speed Channel’s John Roberts served as the host. Balls with the number of the 43 drivers were placed in the pool as part of an exhibit of the California State Monterey’s marine biology “Sea Lions Encounters” project. Pit stops: Matt Kenseth was inducted into the Speedway’s Walk of Fame for his 2006 Auto Club 500 victory. In addition to placing his hand and foot in cement, along with his signature, Kenseth was presented the customary speedway gift: a unique surfboard created by Ohana Kemp Surfboards, a surfboard shaping company based in Orange County. already louis.brewster@sbsun.com (909) 386-3935 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hagar went off script and asked the crowd if they were ready for a race and if they were having fun. Before he could finish, the 41-car field started their engines. ESPN showed Hagar voicing the “Gentlemen, start your engines. Light ’em up” tape-delayed after the race had started. center_img Hagar will perform before today’s Nextel Cup race, hopefully under better weather conditions than Thursday night, when he was the featured performer at the Fontana Racefest and sang five songs, including his famous “I Can’t Drive 55,” during a rainstorm. Mental stress: Rookie Paul Menard qualified 22nd for today’s Auto Club 500, which only relieved some of the stress on crew chief Tony Eury. “By the time you get in the race on Friday afternoon (during qualifying), you’re too wore out to get your car ready to race,” said Eury, once Dale Earnhardt Jr’s crew chief. “It’s just so tough. There are so many good teams here. It ain’t like it was last year, (or the) year before, where there was a lot of guys that you knew you were automatically going to beat. “Now, there’s so many of us over here with no points, it’s pretty mind boggling on Friday just to get in.” Circus pick: Did Sake the sea lion pick Tony Raines to win today’s race or did he select Scott Riggs? last_img read more

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True blue

first_imgSitting a few rows behind home plate since Dodger Stadium was built in Chavez Ravine, Nettie Berkson, 91, has stared at the backside of many Dodger greats – Roseboro, Scioscia, Piazza, Lo Duca and, of course, Yeager. But a few years ago when Nettie bumped into former catcher Steve Yeager at UCLA, she had to rack her brain to place his face. “Steve,” she said, “I didn’t recognize you. If you bent down like you were catching, and I could see your tuchis, then I would recognize you.” Today Nettie plans to attend her 50th consecutive home opener since the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants on April 18, 1958, in the club’s first game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. She’ll be joined at the game against the Colorado Rockies by her son and daughter, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Her son bought an extra four tickets and the little ones will sit on their parents’ laps.) It was important the whole family be there to celebrate Nettie’s streak because, to her, Dodger games are about spending time with her family. “It’s absolutely marvelous,” she said, patting her heart and speaking softly. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to say four generations go to the game together.” Taking in the home opener became a family tradition, passed down to each generation at an earlier age than the one before. While Nettie didn’t attend her first Dodgers game until she was 41, her son Michael began at 17. His son, David, went to his first home opener at age 5. And David’s sons, Maddox, 4, and Briggs, 2, both were baptized with Dodger blue at about 6 months old. Amazingly, for the past half century, nothing has threatened Nettie’s streak – no family tragedies, no important events. “It was like a rite of passage,” said Michael Berkson, 62, of Calabasas. “Everybody just made sure it was on the calendar.” That, however, has become more difficult. First, Nettie’s Westside apartment is a long way from Chavez Ravine for a woman who doesn’t drive in a city that doesn’t do public transportation well. Second, when Nettie’s blood turned Dodger blue, programs cost 20 cents and tickets $3.50 – and that was for the expensive seats. Today, her family’s field-level seats – Aisle 1, Row S – cost about $25,000 for four season-ticket packages. “I’m not sure how much longer I can keep getting them,” said Michael Berkson, who is the family ticket controller. This year, to make the cost more reasonable, Berkson organized a consortium of Dodger fans who would share the four seats, similar to a timeshare. “There is no question about who gets the Opening Day tickets,” he said. The Berksons invoked seniority on that one. Born Dec. 31, 1915, in Chicago, Nettie Berkson is the youngest of 12 siblings and the only one born outside Poland. She grew up a Cubs fan; on Fridays she would leave school early and catch the El to Wrigley Field. When she and her husband, Marvin, moved to Los Angeles in 1946 and settled in the Fairfax District, Nettie went looking for her new home team. And for the next 11 years, she was a loyal Hollywood Stars fan. In 1957, the Dodgers confirmed they were coming to town from Brooklyn, and the minor league Stars left. “When the Dodgers came out,” Nettie said, “that was it. I needed a baseball team.” What she got was also a social scene. The Berksons befriended the people they would see from April to October – the fellow fans, food vendors and ushers like Howard Levine. Levine began working at Dodger Stadium in 1971, when he was 17. Even after joining the faculty of Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen, he kept the usher job. He got to know the Berksons at the stadium and, eventually, he had Michael Berkson’s son as a student assistant for his basketball team. “I see the whole family and … it gives me that at-home feeling, that familiar feeling,” said Levine, 52, of Sherman Oaks. “Being with the same people at the stadium every single day, it is what baseball is all about.” As the years passed by, Nettie’s fellow fans did, too. Her husband died 20 years ago, and for a time she found it painful to go to games. But that didn’t stop her. After 50 years, her children approach each home opener as if it might be her last. “But she looks forward to this game every year,” said her daughter, Joyce Greenberg of Calabasas. “I think that is what keeps her going.” brad.greenberg@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634 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

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The Vancouver Sun: “Leaked draft” outlines alternatives to Site C

first_imgThe report counters the findings of Site C’s Joint Review Panel, which claims a newly constructed dam is the best and cheapest alternative for new energy.With that in mind, the Sun’s report notes the alternatives presented, including hydro, wind farm and wood waste-burning energy proposals, are all under increasingly high scrutiny for the high price of power under their contracts with B.C. Hydro.Executive Director of Clean Energy B.C., Paul Kariya says the organization isn’t looking to “go after Site C”, but rather looking to “put our best foot forward” in finding a competitive alternative to the 1,100 megawatt dam, expected to distribute 5,100 gigawatt-hour of electricity per year.- Advertisement -Energy and Mines Minister, Bill Bennett has gone on record saying he wants to give the private-power sector an opportunity to present alternatives to Site C, and says he’s not completely set on constructing the proposed dam.“The opposition aren’t going to believe this, but I don’t have any deep, burning desire to build Site C,” the Sun quotes Bennett as saying. “I only want to build Site C if it makes the most sense for the people of our province.”The provincial/federal joint review panel had found that the province will eventually need new electricity, but also concluded “the proponent has not fully demonstrated the need for the project on the timetable set forth.”Advertisement Kariya has proposed further alternatives, like buying it from on the spot markets, or building natural-gas-fired electric plants.The Sun also makes note of London Economics, a consulting firm responsible for searching through B.C. Hydro’s database of new electricity sources and coming up with a parallel amount of generating capacity to deliver a similar amount of electricity.Under one scenario, London Economics found a method of delivering electricity at $74.00 per megawatt hour compared to Site C’s estimate of $83.00 per megawatt hour. Under another scenario, they found an alternative of $85.00 compared to Site C’s $92.00 an hour.London Economics’ author also notes how Site C is a “significant potential addition” that would “crowd out” potential sources that may be a better fit to B.C.’s electricity needs.Advertisement The organization plans to have a final report complete for Clean Energy B.C.’s annual convention in mid-October.However, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office is obligated to submit a final report on Site C to Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Resources Minister Steve Thomson in early October.The federal government must also sign off on an environmental approval.You can read the Vancouver Sun’s full report here.With files from the Vancouver SunAdvertisementlast_img read more

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GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club Notes 21/01/2013.WHITE COLLAR BOXING FIGHT NIGHT Na Cealla Beaga v Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon in White Collar Boxing Fight Night, First Night in Blue Haven on Saturday 23rd March, the Training has been hectic, Lets get ready to Rumble, more details to follow soon…MEMBERSHIP Membership is now due, Rates are Family €70, Players €40, Adult Single €40, Under 21 & Minor €20, Children up to Under 16 €15, please contact Registrar Rita Nolan 087 2054772, any club officer or manager. MOUTHGUARDS Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a Mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014.Support CLG Na Cealla Beaga. We are collecting Clothes, Shoes, Handbags, Belts, Bed Linen, Towels, Curtains, Books, Mobile Phones, Ink Cartridges, Drop off at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park on Saturdays for thr months of January & February, 4 to 6pm, we can also collect from your door. Call or text 086-3311733, 086-8509862 to arrange a pick up time from your house or for more info.Tara Hotel Leisure Centre Membership, 1 Month €40, 3 Month €99, 6 Month €150.KILOTTO The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 8, 9, 24, 25. There was three match winners of the Match 3, Kathleen McCabe, Linda McFadden & John Ban Gallagher. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,800. Brenda Foys team is selling Saturday 19th January. The Jackpot is getting Big. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. BINGO There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,100 on 45 calls.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 21st, 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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Arsenal legend explains why club are not good enough to beat Spurs to top four

first_img“Arsenal have too much to do to bridge the gap, their defence is still the same as it was under Arsene Wenger in terms of giving away chances.“And Manchester United are dropping too many points and not looking convincing at the minute.”Arsenal’s 11-match winning streak came to an end with a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park on Sunday.The Gunners remain unbeaten in their last 12, a run stretching back to August, ahead of Liverpool’s visit to the Emirates on Saturday. huge blow 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League The fixtures have been kind to the Gunners during their impressive run of results, but Emery could silence the doubters with victory over a genuine title contender this weekend – live on talkSPORT.Merson, however, told talkSPORT he doesn’t fancy his former club’s chances against the Reds.He said: “When they come up against Tottenham and Liverpool, and especially Liverpool at the Emirates, I would be shocked if Liverpool didn’t win by three clear goals.“They will rip Arsenal to shreds.” 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has predicted where the Gunners will finish in the Premier League this season – and it’s pretty pessimistic.Despite a positive start to life under Unai Emery, Merson still believes the Gunners will finish SIXTH, outside the top four and below bitter rivals Tottenham. RANKED According to the Sky Sports pundit, the same defensive frailties that existed under Arsene Wenger will eventually be Arsenal’s undoing.Merson said: “Manchester City are just a bit too good for Liverpool, and Chelsea are very reliant on [Eden] Hazard.“Tottenham might not have signed anyone in the summer, but they’ve only got to get into the top four and before Monday night it was their best start to a season. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Paul Merson’s top six prediction Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1. Manchester City2. Liverpool3. Chelsea4. Tottenham5. Manchester United6. Arsenal Latest Football News BEST OF ADVICE REVEALED Arsenal are looking strong under Emery no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

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Surprising Liverpool report: Transfer talks to open today over midfielder move

first_img Fabinho at Liverpool Paris Saint-Germain will use Liverpool’s Champions League visit to open transfer talks with the Reds, according to reports.Fabinho, the Brazil midfielder, is believed to be a target of PSG’s following his slow start to life on Merseyside. Fabinho has only shown brief glimpses of his talent so far 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice ADVICE Latest Football News REVEALED huge blow Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool beat PSG in the reverse fixture on matchday one of the Champions League campaign, with Robert Firmino netting a late winner after Tuchel’s side had fought from two goals down to level the tie.Coincidentally, Fabinho made his Liverpool debut as a late, late substitute that September evening. REPLY BEST OF MONEY Signed over the summer from Monaco, big things were expected of the 25-year-old. However, he’s made just nine appearances in all competitions, started only three Premier League matches – and been criticised for some shaky performances.Fabinho has shown some improvement recently, and just the other day Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, rejected suggestions the midfielder would be leaving Anfield in January. REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Nonetheless, PSG have shown interest in signing Fabinho when the transfer window reopens in just over a month, with Thomas Tuchel keen on adding to his squad with another central midfielder.A loan deal has been mooted, and L’Equipe, via The Sun, say PSG will use Liverpool’s visit to the Parc des Princes for Wednesday’s Champions League encounter as an opportunity to open talks with the club.The Reds clash with the Ligue 1 leaders knowing a defeat would throw their hopes of reaching the last 16 into peril. Premier League appearances: 5Champions League appearances: 3EFL Cup appearances: 1Starts: 5Total minutes played: 486Goals: 0Assists: 0Yellow cards: 2last_img read more

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EVEREST HERO JASON MET BY A ‘MOUNTAIN’ OF FAMILY LOVE

first_imgJason arrives home to be met by his familyThis is the moment Mt Everest hero Jason Black has waited for since he left Donegal six weeks ago.The Letterkenny man was hailed a hero by the people who mean most to him – his wife and family when he touched down at Dublin airport earlier today.Wife Sharon and four children Laura, Kate, Billy and Ella even made their dad a poster telling him how proud they were of him. Jason looked fresh and fit after his adventure of a lifetime conquering the massive mountain.People managed to keep up to date with his adventure thanks to his warts and all online blog.Jason told Donegal Daily “I have enjoyed every moment of my great adventure but nothing compares to seeing your family and arriving home in your country again.“I am looking forward to getting back to Donegal and to meeting the rest of my family and friends.” A special welcome home will be given to Jason at Market Square in Letterkenny tonight at 7pm and everyone is welcome. EVEREST HERO JASON MET BY A ‘MOUNTAIN’ OF FAMILY LOVE was last modified: May 27th, 2013 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:donegalfamily Mr EverestJason Blacklast_img read more

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INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS DOWN FOR DECISION

first_imgNaomh Muire, Aodh Ruadh, St.Naul’s and Naomh Columba will this weekend battle it out for a coveted place in the All Sports Intermediate Championship Final.  Naomh Muire being the only Division Two side left in the championship are tagged as favourites to go and not only beat Aodh Ruadh in their semi-final but actually win the Championship outright.The men from the Banks last won the championship in 1998 and current manager Danny O’Donnell was a playing member back then, the only surviving member of that 1998 team that is still playing in this years team is Owenie McGarvey. Aodh Ruadh were defeated in last years decider and will be hoping to go one better and with the class and experience of Brian Roper and Niall McCready in your ranks the men from Ballyshannon will fancy their chances. In the other semi-final St.Naul’s who competed in the senior championship last year face Naomh Columba in what should be another intriguing semi-final clash.St.Naul’s will look to former county player Stephen Griffin for inspiration, while the men from Glencolmcille have been dealt a blow with the news that they will be without brothers Declan Maguire (Ankle Injury) and former county player Michael Maguire (Working Abroad) both are important players for Glen and their absence comes as a huge blow to the management and players.  INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS DOWN FOR DECISION was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:Aodh RuadhGAAIntermediate ChampionshipNAOMH COLUMBANAOMH MUIREnewsSemi-FinalsSportSt.Naulslast_img read more

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