Kensington will host the University of The West Indies (UWI) at Kensington Park, while title-holders St Catherine will play away to St James at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in semi-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) 50-overs tournament today.In what is expected be two close encounters, Kensington, with several national representatives, will square off with the University of the West Indies (UWI), led by new national four-day captain Paul Palmer Jr.Coached by Robert Haynes, Kensington, who defeated St Elizabeth in quarter-final play, will look to David Bernard Jr, fast bowlers Nicholson Gordon and Jason Dawes, and batsmen Horace Miller and Cassius Burton.This makes them a formidable unit, and UWI, coached by Robert Samuels, will have to be at their best to advance. UWI, who surprised the title-hopefuls Kingston in the last round, will look to Palmer Jr, who, with 394 runs from six matches, averages 75, and Jamaica Scorpions trials invitee, all-rounder Rovman Powell.Also expected to do well are Chrishna Graham, Nicholas Walters, Oshane Walters, Romaine Morris, Chris Powell, and Omar Samuels, who are former national Under-19 representatives.”Kensington are an experienced team at this level, while we are participating in the tournament for the second time, and as such, they are favourites,” noted Palmer.”However, we are a good all-round team and have been playing positive cricket, and as such, if we play to our potential, it should be a competitive game.”At the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium, hosts St James, who surprised St Catherine CA in the quarter-finals, will enter as huge underdogs.St Catherine CC, captained by Danza Hyatt, will have Barbadian Kirk Edwards and Jamaica representatives Tamar Lambert, Shacaya Thomas, as well as former players Odean Brown and Gavin Wallace in their line-up.”One thing I like about us this season is that we are coming together at the right time,” Hyatt stated.”Although we miss AndrÈ Russell, our narrow quarter-final win over St Ann showed how much we are a team, and if we can play like that again, we will be in the final.”St James, new to this stage at the national level, have so far been led by outstanding Jamaica Under-19 batsman Leonardo Friginette as well as batsman Vinroy Crooks.
Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The Filipinos finished the tournament at eight place after three straight losses but they are still ensured of a spot in the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup.The Philippines, after spirited efforts in the third and fourth set, floundered in the final set scoring just two attack points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Adding salt to the wound, Alyssa Valdez’ final attempt hit net to award the Kazakhs’ the seventh place in the tournament.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente looked at the brighter side of things and said their performance proved they can roll with the other higher-ranked countries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “It’s unfortunate but at least we extended the game to five sets, and we proved that we can give these other countries a fight,” said Vicente in Filipino. “We just have to work harder in training and push ourselves more so we can be a better team.”“Another important thing for us is that we have the exposure in the international arena.”Yekaterina Zhdanova punished the Philippines with 24 points while Katerina Tatko added 15 for the Kazakhs’ cause.Kazakhtan captain Radmila Beresneva and Alla Bogdashkina put up 14 points apiece.Jaja Santiago spearheaded the Philippines with 18 points while Valdez and Jovelyn Gonzaga combined for 21.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH Archers pluck bronze out of semis heartache 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Kazakhstan finished as the seventh seed in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after it stopped host Philippines, 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 15-3, Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs, ranked no. 21 in the world, had already beaten the Philippines once in the tournament when the two met in the group stages of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments
No team was punished for tanking, beyond the $600,000 Dallas owner Mark Cuban was fined for his comments on Julius Erving’s podcast that the Mavericks were better off losing, but there were discussions with other clubs.“I will just say we had conversations with several teams about what the product was that they were putting on the floor and I’ll leave it at that,” Silver said.He’s hoping to take some of the incentive of tanking away with lottery that takes effect next season. The three worst teams will have 14 percent chances at the top pick, instead of the current format in which the team with the worst record has a 25 percent chance.This season that was Phoenix, which appears to also be on a multi-season tanking agenda after shutting down healthy regulars last season. Dallas, Memphis, Chicago and Atlanta also threw out some curious lineups that sometimes looked incapable of winning.The new format may not stop tanking — and could even make it worse in some respects. Teams only need to be third-worst in the league to have the best shot at the No. 1 pick, rather than having to anchor themselves at the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT 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 NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Adam Silver sees successes all around the NBA, yet can’t stop thinking about the teams who aren’t successful.And he can’t make them try to be.ADVERTISEMENT So Silver said the league continues to look at the issue, but even he senses that more work is going to have to be done.“We recognize that our goal is to put the best competition on the floor and it’s balanced against legitimate rebuilding of some teams. But I know we’re not there yet,” Silver said.“I certainly wasn’t satisfied, there can only be so much cajoling out of the league office and it’s one of the those things that the last place I want to go as the commissioner is the league office to start dictating minutes and which particular players should be playing at what points of the game, and I recognize that the incentives are not aligned right now that there’s a huge incentive to increase your chances in the draft lottery especially in the old system. As I’ve said we’re switching the system for next year we’ll see how much of an impact that has.”Other items from Silver’s remarks after the Board of Governors meetings:MAVERICKS MISCONDUCTSilver said the investigation into misconduct in the Mavericks’ workplace that began after a Sports Illustrated report in February could be wrapped up by early summer. He said the investigation includes every Mavericks employee and any former ones who would make themselves available.“From everything I’ve heard directly from the investigators, everyone has been completely cooperative,” Silver said. “And by the way, it doesn’t just include interviews. It includes documents, it includes emails. And that’s come directly from Mark Cuban. He’s told the investigators that and he’s told the league office that as well, that he is open book, and he’s demanding himself a thorough investigation. So we’re waiting for the outcome of that.”PLAYOFF FORMATThere were no formal discussions about changing the way the playoffs are seeded, with Silver saying there isn’t a better current solution. The Competition Committee did review a proposal for a play-in game and he expects further discussion at the summer meeting.REVENUE SHARING Owners agreed to continue the revenue sharing plan that was instituted after the 2011 lockout through the remainder of this Collective Bargaining Agreement, running through 2022-23. Silver said the goal is to make sure all teams, whether paying or receiving, have the most incentive to be competitive.“You know, nobody is happy who has to write those checks, but I think, again, they understand the league is no stronger than its weakest team,” Silver said.REFEREE RELATIONSSilver said there were positive reports from the meetings that Michelle Johnson, who oversees referee operations for the league, and head of referee development Monty McCutchen with all 30 teams in an effort to sooth friction that seemed to worsen this season.“So I feel pretty good going into the playoffs that we’ve made some real progress there,” Silver said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tanking is the problem the NBA commissioner can’t solve.He can’t force every team to try to win when they all know sometimes there’s more reason to lose. And though he understands rebuilding, he loathes losing on purpose.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Let me add, I find it an incredibly difficult issue,” he said Friday.He spoke shortly after ties were broken for positioning ahead of the draft lottery, which seemed a bigger priority than the postseason for some teams this season. And as the Philadelphia 76ers head to the playoffs as the hottest team in the league led by youngsters they drafted during multiple seasons of tanking, it’s hard to tell other teams they can’t do it. 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A newly constructed hand pump in Swaggar Town, Compound Three, Grand Bassa County Rehabilitates another 47 hand-pumps, distributes 23K water filter buckets Ahead of its much anticipated intervention in the recently reported water crisis in Foya and Kolahun districts, Lofa County, The Last Well, an American faith-based NGO, recently turned over 90 newly constructed hand pumps to the local administration of Grand Bassa County and beneficiaries.The pumps were constructed in all of the 8 districts of the county with the aim of providing safe water to several towns and villages. The Christian charity has also provided water filter buckets to over 23,000 households in the county and also rehabilitated 47 hand pumps. The symbolic dedication ceremony, which took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Swaggar Town, Compound Three, Grand Bassa County, brought together the county administration, the office of Senator Jonathan Kaipay, the Vice President of The Last Well country team, Doc Lawson, and local residents.Speaking at the dedicatory ceremony, Grand Bassa County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Flee Gleh, commended The Last Well for carrying out such initiative in the county. He said the provision of the 90 newly constructed hand pumps is a clear indication of the faith-based organization to assist the people of Liberia with safe drinking water.Assistant Superintendent Gleh assured The Last Well that the county administration will fully cooperate with the charity to ensure that citizens have access to safe drinking water.The Last Well team and Residents of Swaggar Town, Grand Bassa CountyFor their part, the residents of the area praised The Last Well for providing the hand pumps and water filter buckets to their respective communities. According to them, the provision of the hand pumps and water filter buckets, which is also known as the miracle buckets have provided the medium for them to access safe drinking water.Providing an overview of the Grand Bassa County water improvement Projects, Senior WASH Officer for The Last Well, Abdul Koroma, said the organization is currently working in all of the 8 districts in the county.As part of The Last Well’s ongoing activities, Koroma indicated that the organization is carrying on the distribution of water filter buckets, also known as the miracle buckets, to 26,000 households in the county. Hand pump in Swaggar Town, Grand Bassa CountyKoroma revealed that the organization has also embarked on the rehabilitation of hand pumps to ensure that citizens have access to safe water.He disclosed that The Last Well has completed, as of February 1, 2019, 53 New Wells, 47 Rehabilitations and the distribution of 8,969 Filters.According to Mr. Koroma, through the Grand Bassa County Water improvement Projects, 262,386 people have been served through the construction of new and rehabilitated wells, and the distribution of water filter buckets to 26,000 households in the county. Such massive scale of intervention is in line with The Last Well’s ambitious mandate to provide every Liberian community access to clean water along with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by the year 2020.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Despite rising public debt– to be spent on maintenance, engineers for GPLDespite Guyana’s rising public debt to external creditors, Government has drawn down US$20 million from the sum allotted to them by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) from its US$900 million resource envelope.Finance Minister Winston Jordan, alongside IDB President Luis Moreno signed the new loan agreements last yearThis was communicated by the Finance Ministry on Saturday. The Ministry in a statement revealed that the monies will go towards the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Utility Upgrade Programme, in a bid to bring an end to the black woes.“The loan will facilitate the rehabilitation of 153 km of GPL’s medium voltage and low voltage network and 6941 smart meters, including the associated transformers, service lines and distribution boxes,” the Ministry stated, adding that will also facilitate “… the rehabilitation and extension of two 69/13.8KV substations at Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop, including equipment switchgear, power transformers, rerouting of circuits distribution feeders and cable connections.”“It will also finance consultancy services for the preparation of designs and specifications for the sub-stations and the site supervision for the works related to the Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop substations, as well as support the existing project management unit by financing additional specialised engineers and technicians to reinforce the existing team.Guyana first became a member of the IsDB in 2017 and according to the Ministry, Finance Minister Winston Jordan will sign the loan agreement with the bank in Saudi Arabia on September 19.“Since becoming a member of the Bank, Government has been aggressively pursuing projects that will increase Guyana’s infrastructure and optimise its productivity in the areas of agriculture, trade and competitiveness and human and rural development having committed to the diversification of Guyana’s economy in preparation for first oil in 2020,” the Ministry stated.Debt reportingThe Finance Ministry’s Public Debt Annual Report for 2016 had showed that since 2015, there has been a 4.1 per cent rise in Guyana’s indebtedness to International lenders. A breakdown of the figures showed that total external debt amounted to $240 billion, a 72.6 per cent bite out of the total public debt. On the other hand, domestic debt stood at $90.6 billion, or 27.4 per cent of the total.The report notes that Guyana’s four main external creditors are the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the State-owned Export-Import Bank of China (China EXIM Bank) and lastly, the Venezuela state owned oil company (PDVSA).Last year’s End of Year Outcome report had also revealed that for that year, the stock of public debt and the public debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio had increased. According to the report, total public debt was recorded at US$1.6 billion, exceeding the projected amount by US$8.4 million. The public debt to GDP ratio actually increased by 0.9 per cent to be recorded at 46.1 per cent.According to the report, higher disbursements of money from the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank); the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caricom Development Fund (CDF), as well as delayed debt service payments, were to be blamed.When it comes to servicing these debts, the report stated that total public debt service amounted to US$71.7 million for 2017. This was, in fact, lower by 2.5 per cent than the projected 2017 sum of US$73.5 million.LoansThese outstanding loan amounts have not deterred Government from borrowing; something the parliamentary Opposition has been critical of. As recent as May of this year, it was announced that Government would be securing a US$35 million “soft loan” from a US$90 million resource envelop offered by the World Bank.The money, according to Minister Winston Jordan, in an interview at the time, would be to support Guyana’s balance of payment, which has recorded a growing deficit. This is illustrated by the increase from US$53.3 million in 2016 to US$69.5 million last year.Then there is the $30 billion bond secured a few months ago by the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) and guaranteed by the Government of Guyana at a rate of 4.75 per cent. But even the reasons for the bond are clouded in confusion.While NICIL has stated that the money will go towards the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s operating and capital expenses, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has questioned details in a memorandum on the bond which he noted indicates the money will be for long-term projects.
0Shares0000Betway country manager Leon Kiptum announcing the winner who will watch live Harambee Stars take on Algeria in Egypt for the Africa Cup of NationsNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – The Betting Control and Licensing Board has cleared gaming firm Betway Kenya to restore its operation after also being given a nod by the Kenya Revenue Authority.Betway has relentlessly worked with relevant authorities and is glad to have been recognized for its strict levels of compliance having fulfilled requirements by BCLB and other relevant government bodies. To uphold full compliance with taxation laws, Betway will be deducting 20% withholding tax from winnings in accordance with the law. This will be clearly displayed on individual bet slips to ensure transparency and for ease of understanding by the punter. The collected tax will be remitted directly to KRA on behalf of punters.Betway continues to advocate responsible betting through a campaign that has been running on its social media pages dubbed ‘’Bet the Responsible Way’’.This is to ensure that its customers understand the fundamentals of betting and continue to get the entertainment benefits that come from betting in a responsible manner that does not lead to bankruptcy, emotional distress or addiction.In addition to this, the company has instituted measures to ensure only individuals that are of age can register and enjoy the services offered in their betting platform.As a good corporate citizen, Betway remains committed to community sport development cutting across different sport disciplines such as football, volleyball, basketball and golf.Several teams have benefited from kits and infrastructural development courtesy of Betway in its 3 years of operation and more will benefit through the companies CSR initiatives that target communities in need of support.Upon going live, Betway Kenya has launched new and exciting features to continue its promise to give its customers a unique gaming experience; these include a revised 4-to-Score and Win Boost feature.“We take this opportunity to thank all our customers and stakeholders for their patience and loyalty to our brand throughout this journey. We promise to continue offering stellar service and remarkable gaming experiences as we play our part in promoting responsible gaming in Kenya”, said Leon Kiptum, Betway Kenya Country Manager.0Shares0000(Visited 172 times, 1 visits today)
Four Donegal men will be playing for the Irish Masters in the upcoming two-test international rules series against Australia. The teams will be competing for the Paddy Gaffney Memorial Cup at the end of this month.Donegal is one of twelve counties to take part in this year’s annual All-Ireland Masters Tournament.Masters Football, for over 40s, has been running for the past 26 years. The four Donegal players are; Daniel Bradley (Bundoran), Charlie Gallagher (Four Masters’), David McShane (Kilcar) and Charlie Doherty (Naomh Muire).The Australians will make their way to Galway for Wednesday, October 19th, and Cavan on Saturday, October 22nd, for the two-test matches.Donegal players join Irish Masters for clash with Australia was last modified: October 8th, 2016 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:Charlie Dohertycharlie gallagherdaniel bradleydavid mc shaneFAIFootballirish masters
Ireland’s most-famous amateur weatherman says he hopes the curlew doesn’t bring an end to the country’s hot weather spell.Mickey doesn’t want to hear the curlew!Michael Gallagher says he fears the appearance of the iconic bird may mean an end to our roasting summer.The Donegal postman took his own holidays two weeks ago at the start of the good spell. And although he says he thinks we are still going to have a good summer, he fears more torrential rain and thunderstorms.“I haven’t heard the curlew’s call at all this summer and that’s a really good sign.“I don’t care if I don’t hear him because his call has always been a sign of rain.“I think overall we’ll have a good summer with plenty of bright, sunny days. “There is a new moon this month and that will hopefully help the weather to remain settled.Michael wouldn’t mind seeing more of Georgia Salpa!“However we have to be careful with those thunderstorms as they could swing the weather either way,” he said.The postman, who learned his weather-forecasting skills from old people in the hills around Glenfin, says the good weather is giving everyone a lift.“Everyone is in great form and it’s down to the weather.“Yes, many people are still getting it tight because of the recession but the weather is free and people can go out for a walk in lovely sunshine and make the most of all we have in this wonderful country and it’s absolutely free,” he added. HOT WEATHER ALERT – DON’T MENTION THE CURLEW TO MICKEY THE WEATHERMAN! was last modified: July 25th, 2014 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:CurlewdonegalMichael Gallaghersummer
A delighted Breidge Crumlish who won the Donegal Daily/Cristeph free portrait competition.Briedge Crumlish, Letterkenny, is the final winner in this great FREE competition run in conjunction with Donegal Daily and the Cristeph Studio.It’s a case of second time lucky for Briedge, as she won a portrait competition before with Donohoe Studios over 20 years ago.Briedge entered both Donegal Daily Photographic Competitions this year , and is over the moon with her win. Gift vouchers for family portraits at Cristeph Gallery are a great idea for christmasThe portrait competition has ben a huge success with thousands of people entering throughout November.But even if you didn’t win, the Cristeph Studio is offering amazing deals on family portraits for Christmas.If you haven’t had a portrait done for a while, the the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Cristeph will make it a very easy experience for you.BREIDGE WINS FINAL DONEGAL DAILY/CRISTEPH STUDIO FREE PORTRAIT COMPETITION was last modified: December 1st, 2014 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:competitionCRISTEPH GALLERYDonegal Dailyfreeportrait
The main N13 Letterkenny to Derry road is open to both lanes again after Gardai dealt with an early morning collision. The crash occurred at around 6am near Manorcunningham at the Colm Dillon Car Sales garage.Emergency services had been directing traffic as the scene was being cleared. As of 7.25am, Gardai have notified the public that the road is reopened. Travel Update: Road reopened following N13 crash was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)