Logie blasts Red Force

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Head coach of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Gus Logie, has blasted as “disappointing, frustrating and embarrassing” his players’ performance against Windward Islands Volcanoes in their final match of the regional four-day tournament.Red Force suffered a seven-wicket defeat to Volcanoes at the National Cricket Centre in Couva on Monday, leaving the hosts in fourth spot after finishing second-to-last in the previous edition of the tournament.Chasing a victory target of 166, Windwards, resuming from their overnight score of eight without loss, coasted to 169 for three by midafternoon to end a long four-day season on a high.”I think disappointing is a nice word to use. This is as frustrating as it can get. We’ve tried everything possible to make sure that players are comfortable so they can perform,” said Logie.”We came into this game knowing that a win would have (got) us to third spot. It’s frustrating to see the lack of pride, the lack of fight from some of our players, especially the last two games.”Red Force finished the season in fourth position after accumulating 81 points in the tournament.Their inconsistency showed-up within the space of a month, when they hammered Leeward Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets, but followed up with successive seven-wicket losses to the Barbados Pride and Volcanoes, respectively.”Two weeks ago, we talked about seeing maturity in some of the players and (now), if you look at the way we got out in the middle, it was just embarrassing,” said Logie, a former West Indies batsman.”Our bowling seemed to lack some bite, and at the end of the day, it was just poor cricket.”RUNS TALLYOnly four Red Force batsmen tallied over 400 runs.Kyle Hope from Barbados totalled 553, ex-Guyana and West Indies all-rounder Narsingh Deonarine 494, Evin Lewis with 442, and current captain Yannick Ottley 404.Lewis and fellow left-handed opener Jeremy Solozano were the only Red Force batsmen to score centuries in the 10 rounds of matches.In the bowling department, only leg-spinner Imran Khan (43) and off-spinner Jon-Russ Jagessar (22) collected over 20 wickets.”We’ve seen growth in some individuals, but that’s just not enough. When we give (the players) opportunities, they have to grab it,” said Logie, the former West Indies vice-captain.”With all the support that (they) have, there is no excuse for not going out there and performing. There will come a day when they will have to answer and we will have to find players who will want to play, it’s as simple as that.”last_img read more

Bolick will stay for another year at San Beda, forgoes PBA Draft

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I went to the States because of San Beda, and I’m an American and that was my first time going to the US. I love everyone, from the security guards, to the janitors, to the teachers, everyone.” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez welcomed Bolick’s plan of staying.“The only advice I gave him is look at the future because it will always be better if he graduates,” said Boyet of the Marketing major. “I really appreciated that Robert took the other way and stayed with San Beda. I cannot ask for more, having Robert in my lineup next year will be good for us.”READ: WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questionsBolick is averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists for the Red Lions, who are Final four bound for yet another year.He also posted similar numbers in the PBA D-League for Cignal with 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick postponed a potential career in the PBA as he chose to stay at San Beda for one more season.And the thing that made him choose school over professional hoops? That is the love for San Beda itself.ADVERTISEMENT Finals MVP Durant keeps launching shots, eager to be better Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I love the school,” said Bolick in Filipino after leading the Red Lions to a 73-68 win over rival Letran Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.READ: NCAA: San Beda sends Letran to 3-way tie for 4th seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ll just repeat what I’ve been saying all along, I was just a bench player when I started for San Beda and they’ve accepted with a full heart.”Bolick had planned on submitting his draft papers but ultimately decided against it. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Senate Passes National Gola Forest Act

first_imgIn an effort to reduce greenhouse emissions through sustainable forest management, Liberia has taken the first step ever in more than 30 years to enact into law the Gola Forest National Park located in northwestern Liberia between Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu counties. The landscape of the newly enacted Gola Forest is estimated at 88,000 hectares of forestland.The Act establishing the Gola National Forest was passed on the eve of this year’s legislative annual break after the Senate concurred with the House of Representatives that earlier passed the Bill in September 2015. It is expected to be forwarded to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her approval and subsequent printing into handbills.“The Act is mainly intended to work side by side with the numerous protocols and international instruments aimed at curbing the devastating consequences of climate change, which is threatening the existence of humankind,” the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries noted in a statement.It said: “…the Gola Forest National Park being among the world’s biodiversity hotspots, the Act will guarantee long-term benefits for the people of Liberia.” According to the Act, all nations and international conservation organizations as well as the United Nations are concerned about the negative impact of climate change and its devastating effects on mankind.The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in its report to Senate plenary said the Gola Forest is of national significance, considering the presence of several natural species. The Act also maintains that despite its relatively small size, Liberia contains a significant amount of biodiversity of over 2,900 different vascular plants, including 225 tree species, 600 species of birds, 500 mammal species and 75 reptiles. Liberia has over 1,000 insect species and accounts for the largest remaining forests that constitute 42% of the Upper Guinea Forest of West Africa.The Executive Director of the Society for the Conservation of Nature (SCN), Mr. Michael Garbo, in a statement welcomed the passage of the Act, and emphasized that the Legislature’s decision signifies Liberia’s determination to ensure sustainable forest governance in the country as estimated in the 2006 Forest Reform Law. He described the Act as a landmark document for Liberia.Mr. Garbo lauded the Rainforest Trust, Birdlife International, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation, and European Union (EU) and other well-meaning bilateral and multilateral donors and partners that have worked alongside the SCN to support the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) in making the passage of the GFNP into law a reality.The SCN Director emphasized that even with various funding support from donors ending over the last 12 years, there would have been critical hitches had there not been the considerable and timely funding of the current donor, the Rainforest Trust.More importantly, Garbo expressed gratitude to the local forest edge and corridor communities who he said worked over the years through a series of dialogues and consultations, demonstrating their interest and support to the critical decision to establish the GFNP which they see as a beacon of hope in their lives. He made particular reference to the people of Grand Cape Mount and Gbarpolu counties. He, however, called on all parties both government and nongovernment organizations to rally support for the implementation of the GFNP Act.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies fall to Navigators in close game on Friday

first_imgThen at 2:30 left in the period, the Navigators would score on a power play making the score 2-0 over the Huskies.Things would begin to turn around for the Huskies in the third period as Jared Winkel would score a power play goal, at 2:34 into the period, with assists by Geoff Dick and Jared Loewen making the score 2-1.Then at 7:43 into the frame, the Navigators would score another goal making the score a 3-1 lead.Later on in the period, at 4:24 remaining, Nathan Bragg would receive a two-minute penalty for tripping.Advertisement “Our game was awesome, we possessed the puck a lot. We had a lot of zone time, a lot of scoring chances. If we play like that again, I don’t see us not getting rewarded for better things. But at the end of the day, we ran into a hot goalie and those things happen.”Up next, the Huskies are on the road tonight, Saturday, to Peace River as they take on the Navigators for game six of the semi-finals. Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the Baytex Energy Centre. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Friday night as they took on the North Peace Navigators for game five of the semi-finals.During the first period, it was an intense struggle as both teams battled for the puck.There was no scoring in this period, but shots on goal were 15-9 for the Huskies.- Advertisement -At 8:04 into the second period, the Navigators would break the deadlock as they scored a goal making the score 1-0 over the Huskies.Throughout the period, the Huskies battled hard as they made several attempts to score a goal, but with no luck.Later on, at 4:22 remaining in the frame, Dean Whitcomb would receive a two-minute penalty for hooking.Advertisementcenter_img The Navigators would take advantage of the power play as they would score at 3:49 left in the period, making the score 4-1.Just when hope started to fade, Aiden Craig-Steele would make an unassisted power play goal, with 40 seconds remaining in the frame, making the score 4-2.Then with 28 seconds left, Geoff Dick would score a goal with assists by Jared Loewen and Joel Bourgeois making the score closer at 4-3.Before the Huskies had another chance at scoring a goal, the time had run out making it a 4-3 win for the Navigators.Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team played an awesome game.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man City suffer transfer blow as Pogba commits future to Juventus

first_img1 Paul Pogba Manchester City target Paul Pogba is set to sign a new contract with Juventus in the near future, according to reports in Italy.Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League following his impressive displays for the Italian giants.City are understood to be montitoring the France international closely, with recent reports even suggesting that Manuel Pellegrini could make his move for the 21-year-old in January.Chelsea and the player’s former club Manchester United, meanwhile, are also keeping tabs on talented midfielder.But it is now believed that Pogba and his agent have been holding fresh talks with Juventus this week and are close to striking a deal that will see him pledge his long-term future to the club.Sky Sports Italia are reporting that Pogba is set to sign a three-year extension to his current deal which will see him stay at the Serie A club until 2019.Juventus are set to announce his new contract in the coming days and finally end all the speculation linking him with a move back to England.last_img read more

Salah equals Drogba Premier League record

first_img0Shares0000Didier Drogba’s eight-year-old record for being the African with the most Premier League goals in a season was equalled Saturday by Liverpool’s Mohamed Dalah © AFP / SIA KAMBOUPARIS, France, Apr 2 – Liverpool star Mohamed Salah equalled the record for goals by an African in an English Premier League season when he scored his 29th in a weekend win at Crystal Palace.The prolific 25-year-old Egyptian attacker matched the mark set by Ivorian Didier Drogba during the 2009-2010 season as he helped Chelsea win the title. Salah is five goals ahead of Tottenham Hotspur sharpshooter Harry Kane as he seeks to emulate Drogba and finish as the Premier League leading scorer.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace on Saturday © AFP / Glyn KIRKSalah may not have had one of his more eye-catching performances against struggling Crystal Palace but he was on hand to score the winner, producing a delightful first touch to bemuse Mamadou Sakho and fire home his 29th Premier League goal of the campaign, equalling the league record of scoring in 21 matches of a 38-game season.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)He could have cost his side dearly when, with the Foxes holding a 1-0 lead at struggling Brighton, he received his marching orders for a second bookable offence with three minutes remaining.The 21-year-old Nigeria midfielder had conceded a penalty for his first yellow card but Glenn Murray’s spot-kick was saved by Kasper Schmeichel and was sent off for fouling Shane Duffy.Leicester scored a second goal with 10 men to win 2-0.PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)The Gabon striker bagged a brace as Arsenal warmed up for a crucial Europa League clash with a 3-0 home victory over Stoke.Arsene Wenger’s side must win the UEFA second-tier competition to qualify for next season’s Champions League, so playing Stoke was all about boosting morale ahead of a visit from CSKA Moscow for a quarter-final first leg this Thursday.Aubameyang, who isn’t eligible to play in Europe for the Gunners, ensured they go into the Moscow tie in good spirits, opening the scoring with a 75th-minute penalty and adding his second with a cool finish in the 86th minute.He now has five goals for Arsenal since his January move from Borussia Dortmund.ITALYJOEL OBI (Torino)Nigerian international Obi came off the bench to score the final goal in a 4-0 win by Torino at Cagliari.The 26-year-old midfielder came on in the 77th minute and scored 10 minutes later off an Andrea Belotti cross as mid-table Torino claimed their ninth win of the season.Obi is targeting a call-up by Nigeria for the World Cup in Russia after being recalled by the ‘Super Eagles’ this month following an almost four-year absence.GERMANYSALIF SANE (Hanover)The Senegalese defender scored his second goal in three games, but was unable to help Hanover avoid a dramatic 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig.With his side 2-0 down, Sane’s header went in off the post to pull them back into the game and kickstart what might have been a brilliant comeback.Hanover were ultimately heartbroken, however, when a late equaliser was ruled offside.NABY KEITA (RB Leipzig)The 23-year-old Guinean picked up his fifth assist of the season as his side survived a late scare to beat Hanover 3-2.Early in the second half, Keita’s floating cross found Willi Orban, who put Leipzig 2-0 ahead with a powerful header.Though Hanover twice fought back from a two-goal deficit, Keita and Leipzig held on to secure three points and bounce back into the Bundesliga top four.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Eintracht Frankfurt)The former Ghana international provided a stylish assist in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen.With Frankfurt 1-0 down in the second half, Boateng’s backheeled cross picked out Lukas Jovic, who equalised.It wasn’t enough for Frankfurt, who missed a chance to go fourth after a mistake gave Bremen a late victory.FRANCEGIOVANNI SIO (Montpellier)The 29-year-old Ivory Coast striker grabbed two goals as fifth-place Montpellier defeated Caen 3-1 to keep up his club’s push for a Europa League spot next season.Sio now has 10 Ligue 1 goals this season with his team having lost just once in their last 13 league matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

AFC Leopards re-sign winger Paul Were

first_img“Were has signed on a short term deal but there is an option to extend the contract at the end of the season. He is a good addition because we know his quality and what he can do,” a source at the club told Capital Sports.Were has not had a permanent stay abroad since he moved from the den and with the African Cup of Nations beckoning will be looking to get some valuable playing time as he looks to catch the eye of Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne.Were joined AFC Leopards at the beginning of the 2012 season after moving from Tusker FC and helped the club to the 2013 Shield title before embarking on several moves abroad in 2015 that included sojourns to South Africa and Greece.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Were in a past match for AFC Leopards. PHOTO/Michezo AfrikaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – In a bid to get their season back on track, AFC Leopards have re-signed winger Paul Were n a short term deal until the end of the season, the former Greece based player coming in to reinforce the squad for the second leg.Were arrives at the den alongside Mount Kenya United’s Boniface Mukhekhe, adding more steel to the club that had already signed David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng also on a short term deal as well as Shami Kibwana who is on loan from KCB.last_img read more

Barcelona legend insists he wasn’t offered Manchester City deal

first_img Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta departs the pitch at the Nou Camp for the final time. Departing Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has denied reports that he was offered a deal by Manchester City.It had been suggested that City boss Pep Guardiola was keen to bring the midfielder to the Etihad following his decision to leave Barca. 2 The pair are former team-mates and worked alongside each other when Guardiola was manager at the Nou Camp too.Iniesta drew a line under 22 years at the Catalan club when he signed for Japanese club Vissel Kobe earlier this summer and says he had no contact from City. Iniesta is given instructions by coach Pep Guardiola back in 2012. 2 He told Cadena Cope radio: “I had no offer from City, Guardiola never called me.“I have seen reports in the media that there was contact, but honestly there was no conversation. I was leaving Barca to leave Europe, so that would have made no sense.“I was lucky enough to be at an elite club where I was at my happiest, that makes me tremendously proud, but it was time to undertake another adventure.”You can see all of the confirmed summer transfer window deals in the Premier League here.last_img read more


first_imgJIM McGuinness is taking time off to consider his future as Donegal manager.It’s understood the Glenties man, who led the county to two Ulster titles and last year’s All-Ireland, will make a decision on whether or not to stay on in the next two weeks.He has a year left on his agreement with the Donegal County Board. Whilst your making your mind up Jimmy (AND PLEASE STAY) thanks for all of this….     DONEGAL’S FUTURE: HAS JIMMY STOPPED WINNING MATCHES FOR DONEGAL? was last modified: August 5th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe house on fire off the dual carriageway close to Manor.Gardai and the fire services are at the scene of a house fire at Corkey, Manorcunningham.The blaze broke out just after 3pm and the emergency services have rushed to the scene.It is not understood that anybody has been hurt in the blaze. A full investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.BREAKING NEWS: FIRE GUTS FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO MANOR was last modified: April 17th, 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)last_img read more