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Semi-final day in JCA 50 overs

first_imgKensington 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.last_img read more

British police probe Carragher spitting incident

first_imgSky Sports on Wednesday suspended Carragher from his job as TV pundit until the end of the season, a role reportedly worth £1 million ($1.4 million) a year.“Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again,” said a Sky Sports statement.A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A police investigation has been launched and the owner of the footage has been spoken to. Attempts are being made to speak to all parties involved.”Sky, which holds the bulk of British television rights to Premier League matches, hinted that Carragher could return to TV screens next season.“Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role,” the statement said.Carragher, 40, apologised to the family and described his behaviour as a “moment of madness”, although he said he had not seen the girl in the front of the car.“I have already said I take responsibility for what happened. It was a moment of madness and I’m going to speak to the relevant people to ensure something like this never happens again. Again apologies all round,” Carragher posted on Twitter on Wednesday.Carragher has also been backed by high-profile colleagues, including former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who has formed a highly regarded punditry team with Carragher at Sky. “He’s massively passionate about football and he’s overstepped the mark and shouldn’t have reacted,” Neville tweeted.“I’ve been on TV for 3 years with him and this isolated incident shouldn’t stop us working together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000British police are probing a spitting incident involving TV football pundit Jamie Carragher © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – British police said Wednesday they were probing a spitting incident involving TV football pundit Jamie Carragher as broadcaster Sky Sports suspended the former Liverpool and England defender for the rest of the season.Carragher was filmed leaning out of the driver’s window of his Range Rover before spitting at a car containing a Manchester United fan, hitting the driver’s 14-year-old daughter in the face after some goading following Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.last_img read more

Donegal businessmen enter the world of sustainable energy solutions

first_imgArthur McMahon and Rory Kennedy have joined forces to establish Smart Renewables – a sustainable energy solutions company that helps businesses save energy and money.These two gentlemen are no strangers to the energy business and have been friends and business colleagues for many years. Rory Kennedy a well known Rally Co-Driver in his own right both locally and internationally is a former owner and MD of OBT Heating who specialised in Heating and Plumbing supplies and installations based in Co. Donegal.Rory built the company to become market leaders across the region over 25 years. The business evolved with the ever changing market from Solid Fuel to Oil and Gas, and then in more recent years, with the onset of renewable energy such as Solar and Air/Ground source Heat Pumps. Rory has been involved in managing many complex fast track commercial projects, where missing the deadline wasn’t an option! Rory also worked with Bassetts / Saint Gobain as a business development manager for over 10 years, which involved establishing the brand across the region, developing the market, as well as managing a core team.Arthur McMahon and his team run Donegal Oil Company. A well known, reputable and long established fuel and lubricants distributor based in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal with depots in Killybegs and Falcarragh.His business is active in all sectors of the fuels market and they have a long established reputation for integrity and service. Arthur who is also a motor enthusiast and in recent years an accomplished outdoor endurance athlete, competing both locally, nationally and globally and he has also has been fascinated by the gradual shift in the energy market towards fuel efficiency and renewable energy technologies and he has been taking his current businesses on their own energy journey in recent months.So, it’s no surprise when these two gentlemen decided that the renewable energy market would be the next phase in their business careers. Their vision is all about taking their commercial clients on an “Energy Saving Journey” by offering their clients the full energy saving packages available in today’s market.Their services start with an initial consultation and assessment of the individual needs of their customer then providing them with Energy Monitoring, Auditing, Energy Brokering, Supply and Installation of LED Lighting, Solar Thermal, Solar PV, Smart Heating Control Systems, Air Source Heat Pumps, Electric Vehicle Chargers and Industrial and Commercial Heating Solutions.They are keen to work with businesses who are serious about reducing their energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions through the delivery of energy saving projects and initiatives.Visit www.smartrenewables.ie to find out more.Donegal businessmen enter the world of sustainable energy solutions was last modified: December 18th, 2017 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) Tags:Arthur McMahonBusinessEnergyrory kennedySmart Renewables.last_img read more