Wretched West Indies against the ropes

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Another wretched batting collapse left a deflated West Indies hanging by a string against Australia and staring another humiliating defeat in the face after only two days of the pivotal second Test. Under severe pressure after Australia piled up a daunting 551 for three declared in their first innings, the Windies displayed little character in reply, and their innings lay in ruins at 91 for six, on a chastening day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. There were initial hopes the tourists would banish the nightmares of the Hobart first Test, when opener Rajindra Chandrika, who made 25, and partner Kraigg Brathwaite, who got 17, added 35 for the first wicket. But West Indies lost wickets in clusters. Three tumbled for 15 runs to leave them tottering on 50 for three, and after Jermaine Blackwood, who struck 28, and Darren Bravo (13 not out) put on 32 for the fourth wicket, the Caribbean side lost another three wickets for a single run in the space of 15 deliveries, to crumble again. The damage was done by left-arm spinner Nathan Lyon (2-18), along with fast bowlers Peter Siddle (2-19) and James Pattinson (2-36), all of whom picked up two wickets apiece to wreck the Windies innings. Left-hander Bravo, who has faced 75 balls in a defiant knock, will carry his side’s fight on the third day along with debutant all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who was unbeaten on three. Captain Steve Smith had earlier punched his sixth century of the year and 13th of his career with an unbeaten 134, while Adam Voges, at age 36, notched his fourth century of his debut year, as Australia built on their overnight 345 for three. The right-handed Smith, unbeaten on 32 at the start, struck eight fours in an innings lasting 177 balls, while Voges counted 12 fours off 166 deliveries, to follow up his brilliant unbeaten 269 in Hobart. Together, they posted 223 in an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership as the Aussies added a further 206 before declaring an hour before tea, with West Indies all but deflated. Fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who bowled just four overs on Sunday, finished with two for 97.last_img read more

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Champs Watch 17 | Who Will The Changes Hurt?

first_img HEPTATHLETES LIMITED After the initial fuss, arguments have stopped over new restrictions on the number of events individual athletes can do at Boys and Girls’ Championships. The protests seemed more concerned with the speed with which the changes have been implemented than with the objective of safeguarding the student athletes from burnout. Just about everyone agrees with that. The changes have made some event combinations disappear like magic. In 2015, Calabar’s Michael O’Hara carried his team to victory with a determined Class One 100m/200m/110m hurdles triple with a scorching 4x100m relay second leg as the cream topping on a captain’s innings. Last year, Junelle Bromfield scored 27 points for St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) by winning the Class One 400, 800 and 1500 metres. Bromfield ended the day with a powerful anchor on the winning STETHS 4x400m team. A triple like that hadn’t been seen at Girls Champs since Tanya Jarrett won the Class Three 400, 800 and 1500m in 1993 but Britnie Dixon did haul in 25 points for Vere Technical High School in Class Two with a commonly done trio of events, the 800 and 1500 which she won and the 3000m in which she placed second. None of those triples are allowed anymore as no athlete can do more than two individual running events. This distance treble has been done by many in Girls Champs history including Natoya Goule and Evette Turner. The latter set records in the Class Three 800m and 1500m and Open 3000m in 1992. Big high-quality teams won’t suffer too much. De’Jour Russell did a Class Two 100m/200m/110m hurdles triple for Calabar last year, but can’t do that this time around. He doesn’t need to. The superlative Calabar Class One sprint team has outgoing senior Xavior Angus and Russell’s first year Class One colleagues Michael Stevens, a happily fit again Tyreke Wilson and former Corporate Area Class Two 100 metre champion Daniel Bogle to choose from. The added option at 200 metres is Class Two record holder Christopher Taylor. Vere are not so lucky. In addition to the restrictions faced by Dixon, the school’s top Class Two athlete – Britany Anderson is constrained. Last year, she won the Class Three 80m hurdles and long jump with a bronze medal run in the 200m added for good measure. Already this season, she has run the 100m hurdles in 13.18 seconds. That’s two-tenths of a second faster than the Champs record set by Peta-Gaye Williams when she was at Camperdown. Anderson could probably challenge in the 100m and is also known to be a fine high jumper. The new rules carefully restrict the number of events Class Three athletes can do. For example, not one of them can run the 4x400m. That might touch St Jago’s reigning Class Three 400m champion Joanne Reid. The early season favourites to challenge Reid, Daniella Deer of Holmwood and Hydel’s Garriel Whyte, will watch the 4x400m from afar as well Previous holders of that crown, like 2016 Olympic 4x400m silver medal winner Anneisha McLaughlin, were able to run the long relay for their schools as the corresponding stage. QUALITY TEAMS UNPHASED Heptathletes can no longer do additional events. That will corner Trishuana Hemmings of Hydel High School. She was Class Two runner-up for Glengoffe High in 2015 in the long jump and the 100 metre hurdles. If she does the heptathlon for Hydel, she will only be able to watch the other events. She was third in the 7-in-1 two-day event last year and those above her, Janelle Fullerton and Zinedeine Russell, are off in the USA on scholarship. The best guess is that schools with big squads will pull away from contenders with smaller teams. Why? The larger teams will more readily be able to deploy quality athletes to address the new landscape. The contenders will have no choice but to build bigger squads if they hope to catch up. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

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Hayward returns, and the NBA preseason schedule begins

first_imgCharlotte Hornets’ Marvin Williams (2) guards as Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) shoots during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Gordon Hayward finally returned to the court, and Kyrie Irving got to play at North Carolina.Hayward scored 10 points in his first game in nearly a year for the Boston Celtics, who fell to the Charlotte Hornets 104-97 on Friday night — the opening night of the NBA preseason schedule.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Been waiting a long time to lace back up and get out there with the guys,” Hayward said.It was Hayward’s first time in a game since Oct. 17, when he broke his fibula and dislocated his ankle about five minutes into the Celtics’ regular season opener at Cleveland. Irving played his lone college season at Duke in 2010-11, but was limited to 11 games that season by injury and never played against North Carolina — the Blue Devils’ biggest rival.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 ChrissHayward’s first points came when he grabbed an offensive rebound in transition early in the opening quarter and scored easily. He finished 2 for 7 from the field, playing about 23 minutes.Irving played for the first time since March 11, when his 2017-18 season ended with a knee issue. He finished with nine points. View comments “It really is a special moment,” Williams said. “It’s been a great week.”CELTICS: Boston led by as many as 20 points in the first half. The Celtics used 15 players and 13 of them attempted at least one 3-pointer, and Brad Stevens’ club finished 9 of 47 from beyond the arc.HORNETS: Tony Parker made his debut with Charlotte, after 17 seasons in San Antonio. He was scoreless in 9:09 of playing time, missing all three of his shots. Cody Zeller scored 13 points and Kemba Walker scored 12 for the Hornets.UP NEXT: The teams meet again Sunday in Boston.76ERS 104, MELBOURNE UNITED 84Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, last season’s rookie of the year and a native of Australia, had eight points, eight rebounds and 14 assists against the team that his father David starred for from 1989 through 1996.“It was a lot of fun, getting back onto the court, getting a feel for the game again,” Simmons said.Former 76ers guard Casper Ware scored 19 points for Melbourne United, albeit on 6 for 22 shooting. Alex Pledger finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds for United.UNITED: The first points of the NBA preseason were not scored by an NBA player. Chris Goulding, who did have a couple of summer league stints with Cleveland and Dallas in 2013 and 2014, opened the scoring with a 3-pointer. Besides the Simmons family connection, there were plenty of ties between the clubs — including Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, who spent 17 years in Australia and worked with United coach Dean Vickerman.76ERS: Joel Embiid had 20 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. Markelle Fultz — who was in Philly’s starting lineup — scored 14, JJ Redick added 13 and Dario Saric finished with 12 for the 76ers. 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 A look at Friday’s games:HORNETS 104, CELTICS 97Charlotte outscored Boston 59-37 in the second half, giving new Hornets coach James Borrego a win in his exhibition debut.Jeremy Lamb scored 15 for Charlotte, which finished with seven players in double figures. Jaylen Brown scored 14 points and Marcus Morris had 12 for the Celtics.The game was played before a crowd of more than 18,000 inside the Dean E. Smith Center at North Carolina, a place that carries obvious significance to many members of the Hornets organization — such as owner Michael Jordan, general manager Mitch Kupchak and Hornets wing Marvin Williams.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Murray ends season after Shenzhen quarter-final losscenter_img LATEST STORIES UP NEXT: Philadelphia plays host to Orlando on Monday. Melbourne United completes its two-game NBA swing at Toronto on Oct. 5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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LM&TC garbage disposal woes continue

first_imgAlmost four months since taking up office, the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) continues to be plagued by community garbage disposal woes, a situation which was inherited from the previous Council.During a recent interview, Mayor Carwyn Holland contended that it was no secret that the LM&TC has a garbage collection problem, and pointed to the various issues currently faced by the Council in this regard.“We’re basically handicapped, we’re limped when it comes to garbage disposal. We don’t have a compactor truck to assist and to aid in the pick-up of garbage. We need to have such facility to be able to better serve our Linden community,” the Mayor said.Garbage disposal woes continue to be an issue in the town of LindenWhile the LM&TC continues to have its hands tied on the issue, residents have been complaining of not having their garbage picked up. This problem was also brought to the fore during a recent statutory meeting of the Council. Although private contractor Cevon’s Waste Disposal provides the service in the community at a cost, many Lindeners remain reluctant to utilise the service, stating that they pay their taxes and were entitled to the free service which is expected to be provided by the Council.Additionally, compounding the situation, the Mayor said, was the fact there were garbage bins donated by citizens sitting in the Council’s compound for a long time, as well as the fact that those donated by Government cannot seem to make their way to Linden.“We have bins donated by the Government, but they’re still sitting in Georgetown…these are all issues that we need to look into,” Holland said.Further, the Mayor said the municipality was also looking at changing its dumpsite. He said presently work was ongoing in terms of closing off the Dakoura Creek dumpsite and using the Kara Kara dumpsite instead.“The Government responded positively to the request of the Mayor and Town Council and they’re now doing the contract to do the road to the Kara Kara dumpsite and we’ll have a better dumping facility. But having the facility is one, but two, having the equipment to actually pick up the garbage from around the community, that’s another issue,” Holland said.last_img read more

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Body Formed to Authenticate Charismatic Bishops

first_imgCharismatic and Pentecostal bishops hailing from the West African region have expressed concerns about a “proliferation of self-appointed and unqualified individuals” to the office of bishop. In response to this phenomenon, key clergy holding that high office in have established the Inter-denominational College of Charismatic Bishops (ICCB) with the mandate “to restore sanity, dignity and uprightness to this noble and sacred office,” and to “validate those considering elevation” to the high ecumenical post,” the body has said. Comprising bishops from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the United States of America (USA), the ICCB aims to establish chapters in every country in the ECOWAS region. The ICCB Liberia chapter, launched last Monday at the Philadelphia Central Church in Congo Town, Monrovia, inaugurated the corps of officers elected to preside over the newly organized body of bishops in Liberia. Describing the evolution of this vision during the Liberia launching, ICCB Board Chairman, Bishop Nathaniel Zarway, Sr. of the Greater Refuge Temple (Liberia), said “the idea of the College has been contemplated for a couple of years.” The point of decision, he said, came last November in Sierra Leone, where he and other bishops convened to preside over the consecration of their new peer in the cloth, Bishop Akintayo Sam Jolly.Liberia was duly represented there, as Bishop Zarway, Dr. George D. Harris of the Philadelphia Central Church; and Bishop Darlingston G. Johnson of the Bethel World Outreach Ministries International represented three of the five bishops selected to consecrate the new bishop. The day after that event, said Bishop Zarway, the Liberian bishops and their counterparts from Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the USA convened to discuss the need for a sub-regional College of Bishops.“The ICCB was established in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on November 30, 2015,” he said. The Sierra Leone chapter was also inaugurated on that date, while the Liberian members were mandated, according to the ICCB Chairman, to establish the Liberia chapter.The founding meeting also unanimously selected Bishop Johnson, the founder of the College, to serve as its International Chairman in Maryland, USA, where the international headquarters would be located, the Chair noted. Why a College of Bishops?Explaining the purpose of the ICCB, Bishop Zarway noted the potential damage that “self-appointed and unqualified individuals …can have on the progress of God’s work in the world.”In response to this ill, the ICCB’s objective is to serve as an authenticating body, consecrating those deemed worthy of the bishopric, and providing needed training opportunities for those poised to assume the office. The college will also create a sense of community among bishops whereby they can benefit from guidance and mutual support to uphold the biblical standards of anointing, order, service and dignity that characterize the bishopric. The task of correcting the errors that have brought the bishopric and into disrepute is also deemed a key component of the College’s core business. Addressing those gathered for the College’s Liberia Chapter launch – and especially the young men and women in the congregation who seek to assume clerical office – Bishop Zarway stressed the need to prioritize character over charisma. He added that whereas “the desire for personal gain taking precedence over the desire and the need for personal spiritual development, and whereas the quest ‘to do’ has replaced the need ‘to be’, we thought it necessary to establish a governing council that will serve not only as a conduit through which these shortfalls and abuses can be addressed, but also to provide the requisite exemplary leadership that will raise the standard of excellence, dignity and accountability within the body of Christ.” “Whenever you stop learning, that’s when you start dying,” he said. Those inducted to lead the Liberia chapter include: Bishop Dr. Nathaniel N. Zarway, Chairman; Bishop George D. Harris, co-Chair; Bishop M. Wolo Belleh, Secretary General; and Bishop Matthew Kantan, Treasurer. Many other bishops, including Bishops John Kunkun and J. Allan Klayee have signed onto the ICCB Liberia chapter as members.Bishop Johnson briefly spoke on the theme, “Establishing the Episcopal Order” from the biblical text: Titus 1:5-13. He encouraged pastors neither to belittle their call in any way, nor to consider themselves to “be self-made or self-appointed.” Instead, he urged the clergy to go through the tests of “character, consecration, conduct, reputation and confrontational tests.”President Sirleaf, who graced the program, promised that the government of Liberia will do its part to work with the ICCB. “We have chosen you to set the path,” she told the council, “we can only commit to you that we will do our part to work with you.”A bishop, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “one having spiritual or ecclesiastical supervision: as an Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, or Roman Catholic clergyman ranking above a priest, having authority to ordain and confirm, and typically governing a diocese.” The office was originally established during the proliferation of the Christian Church during its early stages, after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, chronicles in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. At the time of the bishopric’s establishment, the Church was united, with its members operating as a single body. At present, numerous denominations exist, defined by doctrinal, procedural, cultural, and often political differences that prevent mutual accountability in any form. At present, it is unclear how widespread the issue of illegitimate bishopric consecrations is, and whether the ICCB’s mandate will expand to include oversight of other clerical positions such as pastors and apostles, some of whom may also be “self-made”. It also unclear whether sitting Bishops across the ICCB’s member countries and beyond – such as Bishop David Oyedepo of Nigeria –will now be expected to submit themselves to the ICCB’s vetting process in order to validate their claim to their posts. If so, a following question would be whether non-compliant or non-member Bishops would face the consequence of non-cooperation in the body of Christ across the sub-region.Such widespread submission to the body would prove powerful in ushering a sea change in the culture of the Church in West Africa, where some of the world’s poorest countries (Liberia included) have churches on every block. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Messi to end career at Barca after extending deal to 2021

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi ended months of speculation when finally putting pen to paper to extend his contract with Barcelona until 2021, the club announced, making official an agreement reached in July © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEBarcelona, Spain, Nov 25 – Lionel Messi hopes to end his career at Barcelona after ending months of speculation on Saturday by signing a contract extension to 2021, sealing an agreement reached in July, the club announced.Barca had said in the summer that Messi, 30, had committed his future to the club but the Argentine had not signed the new deal. With his previous contract set to expire in 2018, Messi could have left Barca for free next summer had he not extended his deal.“We have needed to do the signature for some time. It is done and I am happy to remain tied to the club,” Messi told Barca TV.“I have always said I wanted to end my career here, it is my dream to finish at Barcelona and we are on the right track.” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the club needed to change the deal agreed in June to increase Messi’s buyout clause to 700 million euros ($835 million) and prevent the danger of a repeat of Neymar’s departure when Paris Saint-Germain payed the Brazilian’s 222 million-euro buyout clause in August.“We agreed to sign a new deal with a buyout clause adjusted to the current transfer market,” said Bartomeu.“The buyout clause is 700 million. It allows us to keep Leo Messi where he should be.”Without Neymar, Messi’s role as a creator and goalscorer has increased in a Barca side that has unusually built its stunning start to the season on a defensive record of 13 clean sheets in 18 games.“The departure of Ney has meant a change in the way we play,” Messi, who has 16 goals in 19 games this campaign, told Spanish sports daily Marca on Saturday, a day after picking up his fourth Golden Shoe as the top goalscorer in Europe last season.“We lost a huge amount of attacking potential, but that has benefited us in a defensive sense. Now we are more solid in midfield, we have more structure and that has made us stronger defensively.”Barca first announced an agreement with Messi back on July 5, but pressure has been mounting on Bartomeu to get Messi to put pen to paper after a turbulent summer for the Catalans.Neymar’s departure sparked a crisis and Bartomeu was heavily criticised for failing to ward off PSG with a higher buyout clause and for a haphazard search for replacements in the final weeks of the transfer window.– 30 trophies, 523 goals –Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi poses with the 2017 European Golden Shoe honoring the year’s leading goalscorer during a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona © AFP / Josep LAGOBartomeu did see off a vote of no confidence launched by disgruntled fans thanks to Barca’s fantastic start to the season, in large part because of Messi’s form.Bartomeu now has the image he craved of a smiling Messi tying the remainder of his peak years to the club.“The new contract once more proves the relationship between Barca and Leo Messi, the best player in the history of football,” added Bartomeu.“He has always said he is happy at Barca and we are beginning a new era with a new project under Ernesto Valverde that at the moment is going phenomenally well.”Barca coach Valverde is also hopeful the stability of Messi’s new deal will aid his side’s season.“It’s very positive to calm the atmosphere surrounding the club,” said Valverde.“It is a sign of commitment to the club and the team. To be at the same club for 21 years is something very few people can manage.”Messi’s 30 trophies are, along with teammate Andres Iniesta, the most of any player in Barca’s history. They total eight La Liga and four Champions League titles each.The diminutive Argentina captain, who joined Barca at the age of 13, has also smashed 523 goals in 602 games to become the Catalans’ all-time top goalscorer.News of Messi’s renewal comes as a huge boost to the leaders of La Liga ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Valencia (1945 GMT).Barca lead a revitalised Valencia by four points thanks to a club record start of 11 wins and one draw from 12 games, with Real Madrid seven points behind after scraping past Malaga 3-2 on Saturday and Atletico Madrid 10 points adrift.Despite leaving Messi on the bench, Barca also sealed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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BROADBAND UPGRADE A REAL BOOST FOR UDARAS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT

first_imgThe upgrade works undertaken by Eircom Wholesale recently which provides substantially increased bandwidth capability to the exchanges in certain in areas in the Donegal Gaeltacht has ben welcomed by Udaras na Gaeltachta.The upgrade works to particular Gaeltacht-based exchanges ensures that an eVDSL service is now available in those areas and that speeds of between 30MB and 70MB can be supplied at a competitive price.It also ensures that the improved service will be available to businesses in Údarás na Gaeltachta enterprise parks in the areas listed below.This broadband service will be available from suppliers who provide broadband through the phone line, e.g. Eircom, Vodafone, BT and others. The Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta, Stiofán Ó Cúláin, said this was good news for businesses and the community in these areas.“This means that the broadband requirements of the majority of our client companies in these initial areas can now be met. I also welcome planned upgrades to other Gaeltacht-based exchanges in the coming months.“An tÚdarás will continue in its efforts to ensure that high-speed broadband services, at a competitive prices, are available in its enterprise parks and business units throughout the Gaeltacht.”The following is a list of exchanges in the Gaeltacht that have recently been upgraded: Co. DonegalGleann Cholm CilleAn CharraigPáirc Ghnó Ghaoth DobhairAn Fhál CharrachAnagaireAn Clochán LiathAilt an ChorráinBROADBAND UPGRADE A REAL BOOST FOR UDARAS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT was last modified: August 26th, 2015 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:bradbanddonegalÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

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State exit exam appeal expected today, schools superintendent says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsLos Angeles Unified officials have projected that once the results are tabulated from exams administered in March, about 94 percent of their senior class of 30,000 will have passed the exit exam and met their graduation requirements. They also estimate that about 2,700 of those who have not yet passed the exam would not have completed graduation requirements. “All of the efforts to support these students have been superb,” board President Marlene Canter said. “School administrators obviously took the initiative not only to reach out to students and involve the teachers, but to alert parents of the seriousness of the exam and secure their involvement.” As of March, about 47,000 seniors have yet to pass both sections of the math and English test – roughly 11 percent of the senior class. The Class of 2006 was supposed to be the first required to pass the exam to receive a diploma. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The state will appeal a judge’s suspension of the high school exit exam to the California Supreme Court, but attorneys are still working on the appeal, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell said Thursday. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman last week granted a preliminary injunction against the state in a lawsuit that claims the exit exam discriminates against poor and minority children who do not have the same preparation for the test. O’Connell said the Attorney General’s Office, which is arguing the case on behalf of the state Department of Education, also will request an immediate stay of the ruling, so the exit exam can take effect for this year’s senior class. “They are working around the clock to prepare those papers, and we expect to file within 24 to 30 hours,” O’Connell said Thursday morning outside the Supreme Court. “This is a remarkably fast turnaround for an appeal of a ruling that was made less than a week ago.” last_img read more

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Man asks Judge to jail him because he can’t stay away from his own home

first_imgA man asked a Judge to send him to jail because he can’t stay away from the house which he paid for himself.Daniel Callaghan had been ordered to stay away from his home at Greenhills, Carrigans. However, Letterkenny District Court heard today how the former carpenter texted his wife Nuala to say he was arriving at the house.Ms Callaghan left the house and informed Gardai of the situation.Gardai interviewed Mr Callaghan, aged 60, and he warned them he would be straight back to his home if he was released and he was then arrested.Callaghan, who was charged with breaching a barring order, told Judge Paul Kelly that he did not want to be legally represented and wanted to go to jail.“It’s my house bought and paid for by me and I don’t feel I should be kept out of it. I hear what you’re saying,” he told the Judge.Judge Kelly asked the accused what good sending him to jail would do him.Mr Callaghan replied “It’s the devil or the deep blue sea and I would prefer a jail sentence.”Judge Kelly explained to Mr Callaghan that there was a barring order against him and unless he applied to have it lifted, he could not legally go near his home.He advised him to get legal representation and sent him to jail for 14 days.Mr Callaghan replied “Thank you” when the sentence was passed.Man asks Judge to jail him because he can’t stay away from his own home was last modified: December 1st, 2016 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:BarreddonegalhousejailedJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

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Shaqiri hits back at former Stoke team-mate over scathing talkSPORT interview

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Shaqiri has started his career with Liverpool brightly REVEALED 2 Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has called out Charlie Adam for the scathing interview the Scot gave to talkSPORT about his former Stoke team-mate over the summer.In July, just days after Shaqiri left Stoke for Anfield in a £13million deal, Adam joined talkSPORT to blast the Switzerland international over the state of his performances for the Potters. Shaqiri left Stoke after they were relegated to the Championship England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won whoops “I was surprised that he spoke like this about me but that is sometimes the character of a player.“I know what he said was totally wrong because at that time I played there – especially when times were hard – I was there and I was scoring a lot of goals.“I was one of the only ones who helped the team with goals in difficult games and he was that guy who took the red card in league games  and missed a penalty.”“I don’t have to prove Charlie Adam or some people that are speaking about me wrong.” silverware The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest He said: “When the chips are down you look at your big players, you want your big players to bring magic in one moment in the season, and at times we felt like the so-called big players in the squad never turned up for us and never performed.“Yeah, everybody else could help. But for all the plaudits the so-called bigger players were getting from certain members of the management staff last season – they weren’t producing.”Stoke were relegated last season with Shaqiri’s eight goals and seven assists failing to keep them in the division.And the winger has defended himself while hitting back at Adam’s comments in an interview with the Evening Standard.“I think it’s just frustration maybe or jealousy because I had a good move,” Shaqiri said. revealed changes Most read in Premier League Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 Shaqiri’s move to Liverpool was viewed as Jurgen Klopp improving the depth of his squad, but he’s already made five appearances for the Reds at this early stage of the campaign – two of which came from the start. He has yet to score or assist a goal, however.last_img read more

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