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first_imgWindies embrace fans in fun day MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies players brought smiles to the faces of thousands of fans as they participated in the annual Family Day at the G event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday. The day of fun was geared toward young fans and over 4,000 turned up at the iconic venue to be part of the festivities. The Australian team also participated as players signed autographs and took photographs. “It was a fantastic event for the players and the fans,” West Indies team spokesman Philip Spooner said. “The players were all delighted to see so many cricket lovers, young and old, from all walks of life and from several parts of the world, who came out to see the training session, and then participate in the day’s activities. “It was a great day with excellent weather at the MCG, as we build up to the Test match this weekend.” Father blocks player’s transfer to Liverpool BELGRADE, Serbia (AP): Marko Grujic may not be signing a seven million euros ($7.6 million) contract with Liverpool after all. The reason: His father keeps his passport. Red Star Belgrade, the 19-year-old Serbian midfielder’s club, has reportedly agreed on a five-year deal and he was to travel to Liverpool for medical check-ups. Grujic’s father, however, says he should remain at Red Star until the end of the season when his price will be bigger. “His passport is with me and he is not going anywhere,” Goran Grujic told Belgrade media. He accused Red Star management of forcing his son to leave because of the club’s deep financial problems. Red Star says in a statement yesterday that if it doesn’t get the funds from Grujic’s transfer, the club will collapse financially. Smith lifts Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Australia Test captain, Steve Smith, has captured the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being honoured as the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015. Smith, 26, was the leading run-scorer in Tests during the period under consideration, compiling 1,734 runs from 13 Tests at an average of 82.57, with seven centuries and six half-centuries. He also gathered 1,249 runs at an average of just under 60, with four centuries and eight half-centuries from 26 one-day internationals. “Given that there are so many great players around the world, I’m incredibly honoured to receive these awards,” Smith said. “While team success is always my number-one motivation, awards like this are very special. I’m thrilled and very proud to receive them.” Meanwhile, South African AB de Villiers was voted ICC ODI Player of the Year, while fellow countryman Faf du Plessis won the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year for his 119 off 56 balls against West Indies in the second Twenty20 in Johannesburg last January.last_img read more

Petrogazz gains semis; Pocari out

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Tams, Archers duel for No. 4 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES PetroGazz recovered from 16-10 down in the fourth set to overcome league leader Motolite-Ateneo, 19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23, late Saturday and notch one of two wins needed to make the Final Four.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PetroGazz dispatched Adamson, 25-21, 25-9, 25-15, on Sunday night to punch the last ticket to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.At 8-5, PetroGazz is already beyond reach by Pocari Sweat and Tacloban even if they win their remaining matches.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Pocari earlier thumped Iriga-Navy, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20.Jeannette Panada led the Lady Warriors with seven points including four blocks that threw off the Lady Oragons’ offense.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 ChrissBut at 6-7 with just one match left, Pocari is already out of the running for the next round even if it wins over Adamson on Wednesday.The victory gave the Angels an outright ticket to the Final Four, joining Motolite-Ateneo, Creamline and BanKo Perlas. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Outsourcing the Ebola Fight Won’t Hurt

first_imgMuch has been said about outsourcing the Ebola fight to one or more international medical organizations with expertise in handling this pandemic.Recently our Senate Correspondent J. Burgess Carter reported that most Senators had called on the National Ebola Task Force,  headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and co-Chaired by the Ministers of Internal Affairs and Health, respectively, to outsource the Ebola combat program.  They suggested Médicins San Frontiers (MSF) and other international health-related organizations, which have past experiences in handling such outbreaks.The Senators argued that the Liberian Government has been  overwhelmed and no longer has the capacity to contain the disease.Despite their initial approval of US$5 million and later US$15 million, there were still cries for more funding, and that the situation in the counties was worsening daily.They further argued that since the declaration of the State of Emergency, there are no indications that government was winning the anti-Ebola war. “We need to change our strategy because we have too many bureaucracies.The Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), citing poor coordination between government functionaries, has backed the Senators’ call for outsourcing the fight.But speaking September 3, at  the ELWA Hospital compound,  where she welcomed some survivors being discharged,  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rejected the call for outsourcing the Ebola fight.  The fact that Liberian doctors, nurses and other health workers are taking effective care of and healing their people “was evidence that they need more support to continue to do their good work.”However, weighing both arguments, we think it’s high time that GOL officially outsources the Ebola fight, which is clearly already unofficially outsourced to these international organizations, such as MSF, Doctors without Borders and WHO.Our reason for this is based on many factors, but we will treat just three of them.GOL, having allotted at least US$20 million toward the anti-Ebola campaign, has been only able to manage an isolation center with less than 40 beds; which has consequently caused the spreading of the disease in many parts of the country. Credible sources told us two days ago that there were 67 patients against 35 beds at the GOL-run facility at ELWA 2.Because of the woeful lack of beds to take in all of the sick and suspected patients, Ebola victims have been turned away to wait until beds are available, either by death or the discharging of few survivors.  The disease is spreading so fast that all the isolation facilities are now filled and are refusing to admit new patients.Moreover, government has not been able to erect a center in other affected counties, including Nimba, where the disease is raging.The $5 million made available by GOL has been exhausted; yet the virus is spreading and more and more people are dying.There are two other isolation facilities in Monrovia, one at the ELWA Hospital compound; and the other within the cholera unit of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, that is being run by hired Ugandan medical practitioners through WHO. The GOL has announced the construction of new facilities not with public funding, but monies from donors, and those facilities are going to be managed by these international medical partners, too.International financial institutions, including the World Bank and the African Development Bank, have all announced funding the campaign against the virus, but said monies won’t be handed to the Government, but instead, to WHO and others. The WB and AfDB have not said why they don’t intend to handover this other funding over to GOL, as in the past with other monies they have provided.Of very grave concern also is the fate of children of parents who have contracted the virus or who have died. As of yet, there aren’t any plans from the GOL concerning the welfare of these children. This one thing seems to have been forgotten, provoking a candid and questioning response from the National Children and Youth Advisory Board (NCYAB).We think by outsourcing, GOL can now focus its attention on trying to reopen all of the now closed health centers and hospitals, whose closure has led to many unnecessary non-Ebola deaths.   Health personnel in these institutions have been demanding personnel protective equipment and other incentives before returning to work.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stricter monitoring of foreign enterprises needed – trade unions

first_imgIt is time for the Department of Labour, and by extension, the Government, to investigate and remedy the conditions some employees are forced to endure when working at mining sites.General Secretary of GTU Coretta McDonaldThis was the call of General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, Coretta McDonald, who said that the Government of Guyana must not allow foreign companies operating locally to disregard the rights of Guyanese workers.“I am saying this has got to stop. And I think that the time is now when we will have to…put some pressure on our administration so that these things can change. Employers must respect the right to collective bargaining, they must respect the rights for association, and they must have respect for the union that is there to bargain for the workers.”She stated that the low wages and unlawful dismissals of workers have rippling effects on families and more so on school-aged children who belong to those affected families. When such negativities occur they more often than not affect the attendance and/or completion of studies for those children, McDonald noted.“I would want to call the Department of Labour to ask them to very quickly send their folks to see under which conditions they (miners) are working. Even though we have been working under these conditions, there is nobody there who is saying you know these workers work for long hours. These workers are working under conditions that are not proper,” the GTU Secretary said.GAWU General Secretary Seepaul NarineMeanwhile, President of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU), Lincoln Lewis, explained that the administration was voted in office to protect the rights of all citizens and the rights of workers in the mining industry should not be sidelined.Additionally, General Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Seepaul Narine posited that the recent actions of the Bauxite Company of Guyana (BCGI) to dismiss over 90 workers without any regard to laws and conventions in Guyana must not be overlooked by the administration.GB&GWU President Lincoln LewisHe pointed out that the company seems to be following a trend that other foreign enterprises in Guyana have set over the last few years.“An almost similar approach was embraced by the Malaysian-owned Demerara Timbers Limited (DTL), the DTL in 2016 had moved to dismiss a number of workers after they took part in a protest exercise outside that company’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown…in 2017 there were certain breaches by the Canadian-owned company. The Union, at that time, had also expressed concern that workers were not being granted any pay rises…also concerns being expressed in the media regarding employees employed with El Dorado Offshore (EDO), another foreign enterprise involved in the oil sector, who could be fired were they to disclose their working conditions,” Narine added.The General Secretary added that while GAWU is not averse to foreign investment, it has justifiable concerns regarding the practices and ploys embraced by some foreign enterprises operating locally and while the public announcements made by the administration on such issues are welcomed, it needs to do more than speak, it needs to act.last_img read more

Redlands can’t solve goalkeeper

first_imgLONG BEACH – Redlands found a way past Murrieta Valley’s seemingly impenetrable defense in Tuesday’s CIF-Southern Section water polo final. The Terriers just couldn’t find a way around goalkeeper Kristen Stragier. The Nighthawks senior came up with 16 saves on 30 Redlands shots, Sydney Sonoda and Torrey Kylander both recorded a hat trick and top-seeded Murrieta Valley won its 28th consecutive game, 11-3, at the expense of No. 3 Redlands at Belmont Plaza Pool. Murrieta Valley won for the third time in a record four trips to the CIF-SS Division V girls finals. “I’ve only taken home one plaque that says champion; it’d be nice to take a couple more home like that,” said Redlands coach Matt Fry, whose program won in 2000 and lost in 2004 and 2005. “On the other hand, we are consistent. We can get back here and we’ve proven ourselves to be a perennial power.” Just not as powerful as the Nighthawks this year. Murrieta lost in the finals a year ago to Riverside Arlington only to rebound furiously in 2007. The Nighthawks won their second consecutive undefeated Southwestern League title, outscored their opponents by 40 goals in the first three rounds of the playoffs and shook off an early goal from sophomore Doris Tran to roll to a 5-1 lead at the half. Stragier made seven saves on Redlands’ eight shots in the second quarter alone and the Nighthawks defense – which zoned and dropped on set all night – limited the Terriers’ playmakers from lining up high-percentage shots. Tran scored twice and freshman Danielle Adams scored once. Senior Brooke Vessey, who scored three goals in a semifinals win over Temecula Chaparral, was shut out, as was junior Sharon Dyer (four goals in the semis). center_img “It was just the adrenaline going and the want to win,” Stragier said. “We didn’t want a relapse of last year.” Said Fry: “A lot of it was just their goalie. We were getting the ball into (Vessey) and she was getting shots off. A lot of it was high on her shooting today, but a lot of it was just their goalie.” 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

Wife faces 2 to 4 years in slaying

first_imgLANCASTER – A Lancaster woman who was accused of murder in the fatal shooting of her husband was convicted Wednesday of involuntary manslaughter. An Antelope Valley Superior Court jury deliberated for three days before acquitting Crystal Garcia, 30, of first- and second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. “It was an accident. The whole thing was an accident,” said Garcia’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender John Henderson. “This is good. It will be great to get the family back together. It has been hard on the children and hard on Mrs. Garcia.” The sentence for involuntary manslaughter is two to four years. Deputy District Attorney Ruby Arias did not respond to requests for comment. Garcia, who has been in jail since her November2005 arrest, remained in custody in lieu of $1million bail. No sentencing date was set. Garcia was accused in the Nov.15 slaying of 32-year-old Joshua Garcia, who was killed at the couple’s Lancaster home after an argument. The defendant telephoned the Lancaster sheriff’s station from their Gingham Avenue home to report that she had shot her husband accidentally during a fight, officials said. Prosecutors had said evidence indicated the shooting was not accidental. Henderson said on the day of the shooting Garcia had been thinking about committing suicide, took a gun with her into a bedroom, locked the door and went into a bathroom. “She was sitting on the toilet and crying and had cocked the gun. She said she didn’t know it was loaded,” Henderson said. “The husband broke into the bedroom, and we believe he grabbed for the gun, and it went off.” The bullet went through his hand, up his side and into his heart and then through the left shoulder, Henderson said. Garcia had threatened to commit suicide before, Henderson said. The couple has three children, ranging in age from just over a year to 10, authorities said at the time of the shooting. The children have been with Garcia’s husband’s sister, Henderson said. (661) 267-5744160Want 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_imgClick on video above to watch Coláiste Gael Linn students based in Magheroarty perform a fantastic version of the 80’s hit classic ‘Take on me’ as Gaeilge. The students were based in Magheroarty for three weeks, and came from all over Ireland to attend the intense Irish programme. Teacher Mairéad Ní Ghallchóir from Dunfanaghy told Donegal Daily, “The students come here to learn and improve their Irish and it can be quite an intensive three weeks for the students.“As you can see from the video above, the course is centered around learning Irish through various methods and fun activities.“The students enjoyed being part of the video, and it shows learning Irish can be fun.Simply click play on the video above to watch the video. DDTV: WATCH CÓLAISTE GAEL LINN STUDENTS IN MAGHEROARTY PERFORM ‘TAKE ON ME’ was last modified: July 27th, 2014 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:Cólaiste Gael LinnDDTVEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Transfer news: Liverpool and Tottenham monitor Serie A defender

first_img LATEST Adam Marusic in action for Lazio. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ gameday cracker SORRY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions And his performances have not gone unnoticed across Europe with a number of clubs well aware of his progress in Italy.The Montenegrin, who is used mainly as a right wing-back, is on the radars of Liverpool and Spurs, who have both been linked with moves. whoops Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest 1center_img BEST OF scrap Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Lazio defender Adam Marusic is being monitored by Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham, according to reports in Italy.Since joinging the Serie A side from Belgian club KV Oostende in 2017, he’s made 41 and overall impressed those watching. revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Popular Football Stories Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT TOP WORK Meanwhile Borussia Dortmund have also monitored Marusic over recent months and they may firm up their interest with a bid in January.However, with his contract not set to expire in 2022, Lazio are under no pressure to sell and it would take a hefty bid to prise him away from the Stadio Olimpico. tense last_img read more


first_imgFine Gael TD Joe McHugh has said that Budget 2014 must offer hope to small farm enterprises.Farmers must be given hope says Deputy Joe McHughAnd the Donegal Deputy has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine to ensure that measures in the Budget will give greater flexibility to farmers for the coming 12 months.Deputy McHugh made his comments after meeting earlier this week with two delegations of Donegal IFA members in Letterkenny and Carndonagh. Deputy McHugh said “Last winter was a time of historic difficulty for Donegal farmers, who endured a fodder crisis and a credit crisis, and an unusually long winter of harsh weather. Budget 2014 must offer hope to farmers for the year ahead, and its measures must ensure that farmers have greater credit flexibility for the year ahead.“Donegal IFA delegations, whom I met earlier this week in Letterkenny and in Carndonagh, have emphasised the importance of the Disadvantaged Area Scheme as a core support for farming in Donegal. The Disadvantaged Area Scheme is very important for the development of the agriculture industry in this county.“I emphasised this point to the Minister for Agriculture, Marine & Food Simon Coveney TD when I met him in Dublin this week.“Changes to the Farm Assist scheme that were introduced in Budget 2013 were extremely tough for many families in Donegal this year. I have made a strong case this week to the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD, that Budget 2014 needs to offer greater hope to Farm Assist recipients. “I am also calling on the Government to ensure that capital gains tax thresholds to be set out in the Budget will not impact negatively on the farming industry, and I have asked Minister Coveney to ensure that the 2014 Milk Production Partnership arrangements will be of benefit to the industry.”BUDGET MUST OFFER HOPE TO SMALL FARM ENTERPRISES – McHUGH was last modified: October 13th, 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:Budget 2014deputy joe mchughfarmerslast_img read more

Bachrodt Selected as Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

first_imgOVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been selected as a candidate for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS award. Bachrodt has started all 108 games in her career and is on the verge of scoring 1,000 points. She is a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, the 2018 MVC Defensive Player of the Year and two-time MVC All-Defensive team pick. Bachrodt, who has scored 945 points, is No. 8 all-time at Drake in career steals with 208 in addition to making 156 career three-pointers, handed out 291 assists and pulled down 500 career rebounds. Bachrodt is one of sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on-and-off the court and were selected as candidates for the prestigious award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The men’s and women’s candidates will be narrowed to two fields of 10 finalists in February, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. NCAA Women’s Basketball Candidates:Kristine Anigwe, Cal Berkeley           Allison Arens, South Dakota Sammie Bachrodt, Drake      Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls State           Allazia Blockton, Marquette   Bianca Boggs, William & Mary          Kalani Brown, Baylor  KeKe Calloway, Mercer         Bridget Carleton, Iowa State  Napheesa Collier, Connecticut          Sophie Cunningham, Missouri          Asia Durr, Louisville   Mart’e Grays, DePaulMegan Gustafson, Iowa        Presley Hudson, Central Michigan    Megan Huff, UtahParis Kea, North CarolinaJessica Kovatch, Saint FrancisDeanna Kuzmanic, AlabamaKitija Laksa, South FloridaKennedy Leonard, ColoradoTeaira McCowan, Mississippi StateMacy Miller, South Dakota StateTeniya Page, Penn StateKatie Powell, UNLVTori Schickel, ButlerAlanna Smith, StanfordHallie Thome, MichiganBrianna Turner, Notre DameCourtney Woods, Northern Illinois Print Friendly Version Bachrodt, who earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honors last season, is a finance major with a 3.59 cumulative grade point average and on track to graduate in May, 2019. Bachrodt and her teammates have completed more than 1,000 volunteer hours in each of her first three seasons and are on track to accomplish the community service initiative once again in 2018-19. Habitat for Humanity, Meals from the Heartland and Plymouth Place are just a few of the organizations, Bachrodt has volunteered with during her time at Drake. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit Among the 60 candidates, all are in excellent academic standing with 13 having grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Twenty-five athletes are returning to the court this season after receiving All-America honors, and 54 of the candidates earned all-conference honors for their performances a year ago. Each of the candidates also volunteers his or her time with charitable organizations and causes while upholding a reputation for positive character on campus and in the community.last_img read more