Scorpions aiming at final spot in WICB Nagico Super50

first_img RECORD LOW Captained then by spinner Nikita Miller, Jamaica made 188 for nine off their allotment of 50 overs, to which Guyana replied with 189 for four. A season earlier, Jamaica were blown away for a record low 49 at the same stage by hosts Trinidad and Tobago, who replied with 51 for three. “It’s a pretty decent squad, full of talent and confidence and I am expecting a lot,” noted Bennett. “The preparation was good, with four trial matches and a practice match and, in addition, the team has gelled well.” The Scorpions, after their first three group games, are slated to welcome West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor and batsman Jermaine Taylor, who are currently in Australia with the West Indies team. They are down to replace emerging pacer Nicholson Gordon and Shacaya Thomas, who are not part of the original 14-man squad, but has been added as cover. Jamaica will start against the Trinidadians tomorrow at the Queen’s Park Oval, before going up against ICC Americas on Saturday at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Ground. They are then slated to face Barbados next Monday, also at Queen’s Park, in their third group fixture. The teams will then replay each other, before the top two from the group advance to the semi-finals. Guyana, co-hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and Windward Island Volcanoes will contest Group B. Jamaica Scorpions squad: John Campbell (captain), Trevon Griffith, Jermaine Harrison, Andre McCarthy, Jermaine Blackwood, Tamar Lambert, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Aldaine Thomas, Marquino Mindley, Sheldon Cotterell, Jerome Taylor. Reserves: Shacaya Thomas, Nicholson Gordon. After surrendering at the semi-final stages of the WICB NAGICO Super50 for the past two seasons, Jamaica Scorpions coach Junior Bennett is hoping to go better this time. The team, with new captain John Campbell, is considered one of the tournament favourites alongside co-hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Barbados Pride and Guyana Jaguars. “The aim is to definitely go beyond the semi-finals this year,” stated Bennett, prior to the team’s departure on Monday. “Last year we played fairly well in early stages, but the luck just did not go our way.” Jamaica, who last tasted regional one-day success in 2011 – under the captaincy of Chris Gayle – defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets, before losing to Trinidad by 17 runs in their second fixture of the 2014 season. They then rallied to beat West Indies Under-19s by nine wickets in their third fixture to qualify. They were, however, beaten by Guyana Jaguars by six wickets in the semi-finals.last_img read more

Huskies needing billet for new player

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies are in need of a billet for an incoming player. Deciding to become a billet for the season comes with the benefit of free season tickets.Costs for taking in a player will be paid to families by the hockey club so there’s no need to ask players for rent money.Those interested in taking part can get in touch with Bill Snow at 250-261-3129.- Advertisement –last_img

Nine quality transfers to remind fans not every Eredivisie signing is a flop

first_img getty images – getty Luis Suarez left Ajax for Liverpool in 2011 – Suarez scored 35 goals for Ajax in the 2009/10 season to win the top scorer award, a year he also won the Player of the Year gong. Liverpool paid £22m for him in 2011 and since his goal scoring exploits in the Premier League, he joined Barcelona for £75m in 2014. Two Liga titles and the Champions League trophy have followed. Arjen Robben left PSV for Chelsea in 2004 – Since leaving his native Netherlands, Robben has played for Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and won each of those country’s leagues as well as the Champions League. He provided a taste of what was to come in 2003 when he won the Johan Cruyff Trophy for his displays in PSV colours. Ronaldo left PSV for Barcelona in 1996 – Ronaldo became 9 9 9 9 9 Wesley Sneijder left Ajax for Real Madrid in 2007 – Sneijder was a product of the Ajax academy and won the Johan Cruyff Trophy in 2004. Real paid €27m for him in 2007 and the player memorably scored the winner against Atletico Madrid in his first Liga match. He later joined Inter in 2009 and was part of the team that won the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia in 2010. Ruud van Nistelrooy left PSV for Man United in 2001 – Van Nistelrooy was top scorer in successive seasons in 1999 and 2000 with 31 and 29 goals respectively where he also won back-to-back Dutch Player of the Year gongs. United signed him in 2001 for £19m and he went on to score 150 goals in 219 games before leaving for Real Madrid in 2006. center_img Christian Eriksen left Ajax for Tottenham in 2013 – click the arrow to see other Eredivisie hits – Tottenham have completed the signing of Vincent Janssen from Dutch club AZ after top scoring in the Eredivisie with 27 goals in 34 games last season. He also won the Johan Cruyff Trophy, awarded to the best young player under the age of 21 but rival fans have been quick to rubbish these achievements, citing players like Kezman and Alves. They failed to make the grade after leaving the Eredivisie following similarly impressive seasons, however, there have been many success stories proving not everyone is doomed to fail. Spurs playmaker Eriksen is one of them and he has become an influential member of the team since joining from Ajax in 2013. He built himself an impressive reputation in the Netherlands and like Janssen; he also picked up the Johan Cruyff Trophy, winning it in 2011. 9 9 There was a lot of negative talk from Tottenham’s rivals following the arrival of Vincent Janssen from AZ for £18m.The 22-year-old top scored in the Eredivisie last season with 27 goals in 34 games and was also crowned Dutch Young Player of the Year, awarded to players under the age of 21.Many have been quick to rubbish these achievements, citing the likes of Mateja Kezman and Afonso Alves, who arrived with reputations as goal machines but flopped when they left the Netherlands. However, not everyone is doomed to fail.There have been plenty of players who have enjoyed great success since leaving the Eredivisie and here, talkSPORT has nine examples of players dominating elsewhere.POSSIBLE SPURS LINE UP WITH JANSSEN Robin van Persie left Feyenoord for Arsenal in 2004 – Van Persie was a UEFA Cup winner and recipient of the Johan Cruyff Trophy when he arrived in England in 2004. Since then he has won countless other individual awards including two Premier League Golden Boots and the PFA Player of the Year. His goals also helped Man United win the Premier League in 2013. That’s him lining up for Feyenoord above (top row, second from right). 9 9 Rafael van der Vaart left Ajax for Hamburg in 2005 – Van der Vaart won the Johan Cruyff Trophy in 2001 and was the first recipient of the Golden Boy award in 2003, given by sports journos to the best young player in Europe. After signing for Hamburg he earned a move to Real Madrid in 2008 and was also loved by fans during his two years at Tottenham where he helped the club reach the quarter finals in their maiden Champions League campaign. Dennis Bergkamp left Ajax for Inter in 1993 – Going even further back, to 1990, Bergkamp won the Dutch Football Talent of the Year before it became the Johan Cruyff Trophy in 2003 and also top scored in 1991, 1992 and 1993 with Ajax. He earned a move to Inter when Serie A was the envy of Europe before joining Arsenal in 1995. He didn’t have a bad career in England…last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:GAA National Club Draw. The GAA has launched a National Club Draw as a fundraiser for local clubs, with the draw taking place on 27 February 2015.Prizes are being provided by GAA Central Council. The proceeds from all tickets sold by Naomh Colmcille will go directly to Naomh Colmcille, and will be used towards the club’s 2015 yearly expenditure. First prize is a trip with the 2015 All-Stars. Full details available on In addition, the County Board are putting up county also putting up prizes (1 x €1000, 2 x €500, 5 x €100) so local winners are guaranteed.Tickets priced €10 each are now available from Alison Ferry, Paul Callaghan, Adrian Marsh, or any committee member.A players meeting for the senior panel will now take place on Tuesday 20th at 7:00 pm with training after. Bring boots and runners. New players welcome.Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559). The club Constitution is now available to view on the website. The SGM will now be held on Wednesday 28th January at 8:00 pm in the clubhouse.Anyone with any amendments must have them in writing to the Secretary 14 days prior to the meeting.The only amendment changes dealt with on the night will be the ones that have been received in writing.Any person currently coaching or intending to coach any age group are asked to make an effort to attend a coaching course this year.Courses run from the end of January up to March. Everyone must have a minimum of the Foundation and child protection courses. Please let Barry O’Hagan or Gerard McFadden know if you will participate by the end of next week. The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.Best of luck to David Whoriskey and his St. Eunans College team mates in the All-Ireland U19 Schools basketball cup final on MondayCheck out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Players meeting on Tuesday 20th at 7:00 pm with training afterwards. Bring boots and runners.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 2, 5, 11, 12, 10 and the winners are Nicole and Sarah McGrath, Breda and Karol Friel and Ann Scanlan who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €950.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB ISSUE AN APPEAL FOR MORE LOTTO SELLERS was last modified: January 19th, 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

Arsenal fans mock Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris after World Cup final howler

first_imgThe Spurs is just too strong in Lloris, who apparently is looking to add a third L in his name— Iman | ايمان (@nana_alaouie) July 15, 2018 Lloris… OMG. 🙈🙈🙈You can take the boy out of Spurs..— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 15, 2018 Can’t really blame Lloris there, seeing as he’s a Spurs player and doesn’t know how to win so he was just in muscle memory mode there.— Poorly Drawn Arsenal (@cantdrawarsenal) July 15, 2018 1 Spurs had 9 players in the semis. 8 lost, Lloris was the other. Makes you think.— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) July 15, 2018 Mandzukic simply tackled Lloris as he attempted to do so and knocked the ball into the back of the net as a result.Thankfully for France, they were already 4-1 up at the time and the goal ended up as a mere consolation.However, this didn’t stop rival Arsenal fans from mocking the Spurs man.You can see a collection of the best Tweets below. Lloris is certifiably a Spurs player— JB™️ (@gunnerpunner) July 15, 2018 WOW SPURS MENTALITY LLORIS— GoonerViews (@GoonerViews) July 15, 2018 Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris made a shocking mistake during France’s World Cup final win over Croatia on Sunday.The French captain far from led by example as he casually attempted to knock the ball around Mario Mandzukic with the ball at his feet inside his own penalty area. Lloris was no doubt relieved that his error didn’t end up costing his country Hugo Lloris was formerly known as Hugo Loris, he gained the 2nd L after joining Tottenham.— Danny WelBeast (@WelBeast) July 15, 2018And even talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham got in on the act… Lloris putting the pressure on France. Typical Spurs. #FrancevsCroatia #WorldCupRussia— Lacabest (@DanCherny) July 15, 2018 Spursy from Lloris. Good job he’s the only Tottenham player in the French team. #TSworldcup— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) July 15, 2018last_img read more


first_imgAn Bord Pleannala has granted planning permission for a controversial petrol station in the centre of Letterkenny.Well-known businessman Tony Kelly has been seeking permission for the station for a number of years.However another well-known business-owner Eddie Tobin of Tobin’s Petrol Station on the Port Road, had objected to the plans. In February last Mr Tobin appealed a decision by Letterkenny Town Council to grant permission to his rival.However An Bord Pleannala has now given the green light for Mr Kelly to build his petrol station at Paddy Harte Road close to the McDonald’s fast-food outlet.There are a number of conditions attached to the permission.Ends BUSINESSMAN FINALLY GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR CONTROVERSIAL PETROL STATION IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 11th, 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:EDDIE TOBINletterkennyTONY KELLYlast_img read more

Tracy’s status still under evaluation

first_img Tracy has an escape clause in his current two-year deal that must be exercised within the first eight days of the end of the Dodgers’ season, which is today. But DePodesta, who is leaving town on Wednesday to attend his sister’s wedding in Italy and won’t return until next Monday, has said he would like to have the matter resolved by early this week. Tracy requested an extension during a meeting at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8 with DePodesta, owner Frank McCourt and Tracy’s Houston-based agents, Alan and Randy Hendricks. It isn’t clear whether that request was presented as an “either-or’ ultimatum. SAN DIEGO — Contrary to a published report, the fate of Dodgers manager Jim Tracy has not been narrowed to Tracy either receiving a contract extension or being fired. General manager Paul DePodesta said during Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres before a sellout crowd of 43,096 at Petco Park, that Tracy still could return next season to fulfill the final year of his current contract. “There is a finite number of possibilities,” DePodesta said. “The status quo is certainly something we’re still evaluating as a possibility. We’re still evaluating every possible option.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tracy isn’t likely to receive a long-term extension because DePodesta inherited Tracy when he was named GM in February 2004, a point at which Tracy was entering his fourth season as manager. Moreover, the Dodgers are about to complete just the 11th season in their storied history with at least 90 losses. That fact can hardly be blamed on Tracy given the team’s slew of injuries and DePodesta’s slew of offseason roster moves. But it isn’t the recipe for a contract extension, either, meaning that if Tracy’s fate has dwindled to two possible options, those options probably are finishing his contract or being fired, with heavy emphasis on the former. Club sources have said the decision whether to extend Tracy rests entirely with DePodesta. DODGERS NOTES: Depending on what moves the club makes over the winter, Oscar Robles probably will begin next season as the everyday shortstop in the absence of Cesar Izturis, who underwent Tommy John surgery and isn’t expected back until the All-Star break. center_img 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


first_imgFunding has been provided for four permanent classrooms for St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny.The news from Education Minister Ruairi Quinn as been welcomed by local Labour Party Senator Jimmy Harte.” Again I am delighted that the Minister has delivered on the Education front to schools in Donegal As a proud past pupil of St Eunan’s College I warmly welcome this news that the College will now have the funding to erect these classrooms. “I spoke with Minister Quinn today at our “Think In” in Co Meath and he confirmed that the funding is in place and he announced it this after noon as promised.“St Eunan’s College has a fine tradition in Education and is an integral part of the Letterkenny community.“My own family connections to the College go back to my father, uncles , brothers and sons all attending and I look forward to future generations making the trip to Sentry Hill for their secondary education.”This news comes after the recent announcements that the Government is investing € 2..2 billion in a five year capital programme to prioritise school building projects and to ensure that every child has access to a school place.  FUNDING PROVIDED FOR NEW CLASSROOMS AT ST.EUNANS COLLEGE was last modified: September 17th, 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:letterkennySenator Jimmy HarteSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Smart Meter Ado Turns Nasty

first_imgComplaints about a new generation of utility smart meters aren’t unusual, but in Naperville, Illinois, a citizen’s campaign against them has resulted in arrests, a trial, and now a complaint in federal district court against the city and four police officers.The trouble began when the city began replacing analog utility meters with newer wifi-enabled devices. Malia Bendis and Jennifer Stahl were among those who objected, and they helped launch an opposition group called Naperville Smart Meter Awareness, the website The Blaze reports.Two years ago, both were arrested after Bendis used her cellphone to make a video recording of the installation of a smart meter at Stahl’s home; the meter was being installed over Stahl’s objections. Bendis was handcuffed and arrested for “attempted eavesdropping,” charges which were later dropped. Bendis was acquitted of a second charge, resisting a peace officer, last October.Now, Bendis, a 42-year-old mother of three and a part-time nurse practitioner, is suing the affluent Chicago suburb and four police officers, claiming false arrest, the use of excessive force, discrimination, unlawful retaliation, and malicious prosecution. The complaint, filed on January 23, seeks unspecified damages. Smart meter program challenged in courtAccording to Bendis’ court complaint, the city of Naperville set aside $22 million in 2010 to install smart meters on homes and businesses under a program called the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative.Bendis and others opposed the program, citing both financial and health concerns. They founded the opposition group and in late 2011 filed a court complaint to block the installation of meters in instances where people didn’t want them. That case is still pending.Bendis became an outspoken critic of the program, and eventually the city hired a security company and put her under surveillance, her complaint alleges.Then, in January 2013, the city council met behind closed doors and voted to arrest Bendis and anyone else “who interfered with their plan to forcibly install the ‘smart meters,’” the complaint says.The city instructed its workers and police officers “to enter onto the objecting residents’ properties and install the meters, even if they had to force their way onto the residents’ property.” During these “forced installations,” the complain continues, some residents, including Bendis, made audio and video recordings of the installations.No one was arrested until January 23, 2013 when Bendis and Stahl were both handcuffed and taken into custody. Eavesdropping law found constitutionalBendis initially faced two charges: attempted eavesdropping, a misdemeanor, and resisting a peace officer.Her complaint claims that police knew they couldn’t charge her with eavesdropping, a felony, because the law had been declared unconstitutional. So they chose the “attempted eavesdropping” charge because it could be filed without the approval of a prosecutor. But a county state’s attorney dismissed the charge anyway.Bendis did go to trial on the “resisting a peace officer” charge and was acquitted by a jury last fall. Charges against Stahl were eventually dropped.The complaint seeks unspecified punitive damages as well as attorney’s fees.Contacted by email, City Attorney Jill Pelka-Wilger said she couldn’t comment directly on the lawsuit.“The City of Naperville continues to focus on our Smart Grid program,” she wrote. “Our program is in line with the national effort to modernize the electronic power grid system. We have installed 58,000 meters and continue to move forward increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions and lowering electricity consumption costs.”last_img read more

7 injured in Bengal cracker factory fire

first_imgSeven persons were injured in a major fire at a firecracker factory at Sonarpur in South 24 Paraganas district on Sunday. Among the injured, three are in a critical condition.The incident took place in the Gobindapur area around 12.30 p.m. Locals said they heard several loud explosions soon after the blaze engulfed the factory. Not only was the factory completely gutted but several nearby houses were also damaged by the explosion. Four fire tendered rushed to the spot and doused the flames after almost an hour.The incident generated severe discontent among locals who alleged that even though the factory had no licence it was allowed to run by the district administration.last_img