George Headley takes spotlight in Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket

first_imgThe young cricketers of George Headley Primary School welcomed David Bernard Jr, Chirpy – the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket mascot, and Hope McMillan-Caanan – public and corporate affairs manager at Scotiabank, on Wednesday. According to McMillan-Caanan, Scotiabank decided to visit the school ahead of yesterday’s Kiddy Cricket Festival at Sabina Park, considering the significance of George Headley – the man – to cricket in Jamaica. National player Bernard Jr was on hand to show the children some of his techniques as a professional cricketer who played for the West Indies in three Test matches and 14 one-day matches. He is also a certified coach. Bernard Jr said that he was happy to share his knowledge and skills with the young cricketers. According to coach Davion Ferguson, George Headley has not distinguished itself in the past two years, having not come out of the preliminary round, only winning one of three matches played. He, however, is looking to better days as he plans to have a longer preparation period next year as well as the fact that some of the team members will still be available. Ferguson’s aim is to get the school to do better next year and even qualify for the festival. He wants the school to do justice to the person that the school is named after. All of the children named Chris Gayle as their number one player. They also mentioned Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor. The schools play intra-parish then inter-parish matches, after which the top eight face off at the cricket festival. Scotiabank Kiddy cricket competition is a modified version of the game where each team plays 10 overs on a smaller field and shorter pitch (18 yards). During the game, every player bowls, fields and bats. The fielders are rotated after each over. All teams must include at least four girls. The batsmen bat in pairs and face two overs then a new pair comes to the crease. Two hundred and forty-two schools participated with 16 per parish. Each parish has a designated Kiddy Cricket coach under the guidance of Philip Service – the West Indies territorial development officer for Jamaica. The objective of Kiddy Cricket is to increase the number of youngsters in Jamaica and across the region who are exposed to the sport, and ultimately increase the interest in the game. Do justicelast_img read more

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TNT snaps Blackwater’s three-win run

first_imgMOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View comments LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Blackwater, which slipped to 3-4, never led and had more turnovers (16) than assists (14).NBA legend Ray Allen, who arrived in Manila on Tuesday, surprised the fans at MOA Arena as he watched the game.Allen’s former teammate with the Boston Celtics, Henry Walker, led the Elite with 33 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT continued to have Blackwater’s number after taking a 117-96 win in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Glen Rice Jr. had an all-around effort with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven steals through three quarters for the KaTropa, who notched their first back-to-back wins this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “Our objective going into every game is to look for improvements. We are all aware that the situation right now is not quite well yet. We are looking for stability now. As a coach, I expect my players to play smart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad hiked their record to 4-2.“Today, we are all satisfied with this game. It also helped that we are getting to be complete as team,” he added. “Going to this game, we already knew that it would take our absolute best to stop the three-game winning streak of Blackwater.”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’The KaTropa break the game wide open in the second quarter, where they outscored the Elite, 34-15.The Elite, who have never beaten the KaTropa since joining the PBA three seasons ago, came into the game having won three straight victories but they didn’t seem like a team on a roll against the KaTropa, who led by as much as 27 points. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Ray Allen watches PBA game, catches up with ex-teammate Bill Walker Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Ex-NBA player Glen Davis charged with West Hollywood assault

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? FILE – Glen Davis #0 of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrates after making a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Five of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors say former NBA player Ronald Glen Davis has been charged with attacking a man outside a club in West Hollywood.The district attorney’s office said Thursday that Davis faces a felony assault charge.ADVERTISEMENT If convicted, Davis could face up to seven years in prison.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Knicks hire Smart, 3 others as Fizdale’s assistant coachescenter_img China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The player, known by the nickname “Big Baby,” is accused of throwing the victim into a wall during an altercation outside a club on April 8.Prosecutors say the victim suffered “great bodily injury.”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 crownDavis was expected to appear in court Thursday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.Davis played for the Boston Celtics, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Clippers. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Colombian fined for illegal entry

first_imgA Colombian national on Tuesday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with fraud and illegal entry charges.Forty-eight-year-old Luis Eugenio Marcia Torres of Colombia made his first appearance before ChiefLuis TorrezMagistrate Ann McLennan.Torres through a translator pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 20, at Moleson Creek, Springlands, Corentyne, with intent to defraud, he uttered to a Police Constable, a Colombian passport in favour of himself. The passport contained a forged arrival and departure stamp, having being granted a Republic of Guyana tourist and business visa of the said passport purporting to show that it was issued by the Central Immigration and Passport Office, knowing same to be false.Torres however admitted to the other charge which read that on April 14, at Charity, Essequibo, he entered Guyana by sea and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer.The foreigner was represented by Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who told the court his client arrived in Guyana on April 14 on vacation. The lawyer stated that Torres passed through immigration when unknowing to him, a forged entry stamp was placed on his passport. According to the lawyer, it was not until Torres attempted to leave Guyana via Moleson Creek that he realised the error.Fung-A-Fat told the court that his client acknowledged his guilt for overstaying his time in Guyana. However, due to his lack of knowledge of the English language, he fell prey to scammers. Torres was granted $50,000 bail for the fraud charge and fined $20,000 for illegal entry.He is scheduled to return to court on June 1.last_img read more

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Obama Assures U.S. Help in West Africa’s Recovery

first_imgUnited States President Barack Obama has reiterated that the U.S. will continue to help West African countries affected by the Ebola virus until the disease is fully eradicated.“We’re proud to partner with you and we intend to see this through until the job is done,” President Obama said during a meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C. yesterday with leaders of  three West African countries worst hit by the Ebola virus disease.President Obama said he had invited the three West African leaders, Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alpha Conde of Guinea and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone to “assess progress today and to look ahead.”The U.S. President praised Liberia which has no new case of Ebola, while there are fewer than 40 cases in the region last week, the lowest in more than a year.He reaffirmed that the success in Liberia was due to the efforts of the communities, who were determined to protect their lives and livelihood.President Obama noted that while there has been “major progress, now we’re focused on a major shared goal, and that is getting to zero. We can’t get complacent. This virus is unpredictable.”President Obama indicated that Ebola has also damaged the economies of the affected countries, and reiterated U.S. assistance for the region’s economic recovery, according to a dispatch from  the Liberian news agency, LINA.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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Police awaiting GRA list to tackle drivers with expired road licences

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is about to go after thousands of drivers found with expired road service licences.Police Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram told Guyana Times on Wednesday the GRA recently made contact with the GPF for assistance in locating those drivers who would have breached the road laws.Traffic Chief Ramesh AshramAshram said the Force is awaiting from GRA the official list of the drivers’ registration numbers before it launches its campaign. He also said it’s a process whereby the tax agency would first try to contact those drivers before handing the matter over to the GPF.The Traffic Chief has said there are just about 4000 drivers involved, and not 41,000 as was previously reported.A senior official within the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) confirmed earlier this week that the tax agency is soon expected to make contact with the top brass of the Guyana Police Force in an effort to find drivers who are holders of expired road service licences.It has been reported that while staff members of the GRA were running the usual checks on drivers, the discovery of numerous drivers with expired road service licences was made.Drivers are required to renew those licences, which expire yearly, around the owner’s birthday. The Traffic Chief has said motor vehicle registration numbers can be used to locate those errant drivers.last_img read more

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Opinion poll on upcoming elections, political matters underway

first_imgThe Turkeyn Research and Polling Institute (TRPI) on Friday rolled out an opinion poll to collect the views of Guyanese on a number of issues including current political matters such as the conduct of General and Regional Elections in Guyana.Opinion polls provide a database for research purposes as well as inform political parties of the views of voters. Questions in this survey will focus on popular support for the various political figures and parties as well as on people’s views on a host of contemporary issues impacting the nation.Political analyst, Dr Kirk MeighooThe TRPI poll is being supervised by Trinidadian political analyst, Dr Kirk Meighoo, and will be conducted over the coming days throughout Guyana.“The Guyana poll examines which political figure has the best shot at unseating the incumbent and which forces have a better prospect at Government format. It also looks at whether the country should have a coalition Government,” Dr Meighoo explained at a press conference on Friday.TRPI will be conducting this exercise via continuous polling with the first tier starting on Friday and concluding on Monday, when the preliminary findings will be revealed to the public.According to Dr Meighoo, the poll will be conducted in-person with surveyors placed in all 10 regions to take the opinions of about 300 to 400 participants. He noted that there will be a purposeful sampling as opposed to a random sampling, which can miss the opinions of certain important groups.“It will be a structure based on the demographic characteristics of the population, and that includes regions of residents and also ethnicity. So we would want to make sure that our sample reflects the official demographic data… Sometimes when you do it purely randomly, there is somewhat of a skewer especially when certain demographics are concentrated in certain areas, you can skip important groups… So we will have a purposefully sampling element to make sure it reflects the national population,” Dr Meighoo told reporters.Recognising that there is political crisis stemming from the December passage of the No-Confidence Motion, the political analyst posited that no such exercise has been undertaken to record the views of the populace on these events.“It’s important in a democracy that the people’s views are taken into account. So this is to ensure that popular opinion can be taken into account by decision-makers so they have some gage to know whether what they’re doing finds national support. Because maybe they’ve been talking to their political supporters… but we don’t yet really know what the country as a whole thinks and this the only way we can find out. So it’s really for better democratic governance,” Dr Meighoo said.The political analyst further noted that he will be meeting with leaders from both the Government and Opposition to present them with the findings from the survey.While Dr Meighoo has been retained to supervise the political aspect, the continuous polling process will also look into social issues such as crime and security, among others.The TRPI was founded by Professor Dr Baytoram Ramharack in 1990 and conducted its first opinion poll the following year.The overseas-funded organisation, which is non-political and non-partisan, had been dormant for some time now before undertaking this polling exercise.last_img read more

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‘He needs to play!’ Manchester United fans disappointed as midfielder misses out

first_img1 Manchester United have named their team to play Tottenham as the Premier League season starts.A host of new and old face make up the team at Old Trafford but one omission from the starting XI has left supporters disappiointed.Red Devils fans have really taken to Ander Herrera but there is no room for the Spaniard in Louis van Gaal’s team, leaving the supporter disappointed.You can see how they reacted on Twitter below… Manchester United star Ander Herrera last_img

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GALLAGHER NAMES STRONG TEAM TO PLAY CORK

first_imgDonegal manager Rory Gallagher.DONEGAL manager Rory Gallagher has named a strong line-up for Sunday’s Allianz National League Division One clash with Cork.The Rebel County are the visitors to Ballyshannon this weekend as the league resumes.Naomh Conaill’s Anthony Thompson is named among the substitutes while the McHugh brothers are named in the starting fifteen. 1. Paul Durkan2. Paddy McGrath3. Éamonn McGee4. Éamonn Doherty 5. Frank McGlynn6. Karl Lacey7. Mark McHugh8. Neil Gallagher9. Christy Toye 10.Martin Reilly11.Odhrán MacNiallais12.Ryan McHugh13.Patrick McBrearty 14.Michael Murphy15.Hugh McFadden****16.Michael Boyle17.Declan Walsh18.Neil McGee19.Anthony Thompson20.Ciarán McGinley21.Martin McElhinney22.Gary McFadden23.Colm McFadden24.Daniel McLaughlin25.Joe Gibbons26.Darach O’ConnorGALLAGHER NAMES STRONG TEAM TO PLAY CORK was last modified: February 27th, 2015 by John2Share 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:BallyshannonCorkdonegalRory Gallagherlast_img read more

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SOCCER NEWS: DONEGAL SOCCER ACADEMY IS BACK TOMORROW EVENING

first_imgSOCCER NOTICE: After a short break the Donegal Soccer Academy will return to the AURA tomorrow evening.Academy manager Kevin McHugh has been busy preparing Donegal representative sides in the Foyle Cup and Galway Macron Cup over the last number of weeks. However, the academy will return tomorrow night and NEW members are welcome.To join the academy just send your child’s DOB to Donegalsocceracademy@gmail.com or arrive fifteen minutes before the academy begins tomorrow evening.McHugh has also revealed he plans to start a girls academy and is encouraging anyone interested in developing their technical skills in the game to come to the AURA tomorrow night.SOCCER NEWS: DONEGAL SOCCER ACADEMY IS BACK TOMORROW EVENING was last modified: August 11th, 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:Sportlast_img read more

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