Windies Under-19s beat India to win ICC Cricket World Cup

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Underdogs West Indies Under-19s stunned favourites India Under-19s by five wickets in a low-scoring final of the ICC Youth Cricket World Cup to crown themselves World champions for the first time in their history yesterday.Chasing 146 for victory atthe Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the Caribbean side was reduced to 77 for five in the 29th over before they were bailed out by a brilliant unbeaten half-century by Man-of-the-Match Keacy Carty to get home in the last over with a mere three balls to spare.Carty stroked an unbeaten 52 off 125 balls with two fours and added a precious 69 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand with the consistent Keemo Paul, who struck a busy 40 not out off 68 deliveries with a four and a six.Entering the final over of the game with three runs needed, Paul got the winning runs when he charged seamer Khaleel Ahmed and top-edged a pull over the wicketkeeper for four to spark wild celebrations in the West Indies camp.”I feel very good right now. Words can’t even explain how I feel right now,” an overwhelmed Young Windies captain, Shimron Hetmyer, said.”How the guys played today showed we were supposed to be champions today, and we came out on top.”The victory had earlier been set up by the irrepressible Alzarri Joseph, who tore through the India Under-19 top order with a fine exhibition of fast bowling to send the innings tumbling to 145 all out off 45.1 overs.He claimed three for 39 from his 10 overs, while seamers Ryan John (3-38) and Paul (2-17) provided excellent support as India faltered badly after they were sent in – crashing to 50 for five in the 18th over and never really recovering.Sarfaraz Khan top-scored with 51 off 89 balls, and Rahul Batham got 21, but they were just two of three batsmen to make it into double figures.last_img read more

Fatu White Dies

first_imgThe death is announced of Mrs. Fatu White, former Commissioner of Customs, Ministry of Finance, R.L., which sad event suddenly took place last Friday afternoon.After suffering a massive heart attack while traveling in a car driven by a friend, she was pronunced dead on arrival at the Benson Clinic in Paynesville just past seven on Friday evening, May 2, 2014.Fatu was in her 60th year.For over a quarter century she taught Management at the University of Liberia and was Chair of the university’s Management Department.A product of the Trinity Parish Day School where she began her early education, Fatu White attended the Ganta Methodist Mission and B.W. Harris High School, where she completed her secondary education.She later entered the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, United States of America, where she took the Master’s in Business Management. Just as she graduated, the military coup took place in Liberia and many tried to persuade her to remain in the USA for a while.  But Fatu loved her country and said she was doing no such thing.  Immediately after graduation, she returned home and started work in her field.  Shewas appointed sales and marketing manager at Vanply in Greenville, Sinoe County, headed then by Mrs. Juanita Snyder, later Neal. In the late 1990s she was appointed Commissioner of Customs, where she served  until 2003 when the government of President Charles G. Taylor ended and the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) was installed. A passionate businesswoman, she undertook her own business enterprises and later joined Abidjoudi Brothers Corporation, which she served for many years.Fatu Gittens White was born at the Carey V. Dyer Memorial Maternity Center on now the Capitol By-pass in Monrovia on July 13, 1954, unto the union of Ms. Mary Zaye (later Sherif) an Mr. Christopher Gittens of Benson Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia.In the 1980s while serving at Vanply, Fatu met, befriended and married Mr. Nathan White, who was a shipping manager in Greenville.  To this union two children, Eric  Denzel, 19, and Asara Argle, 7, were born.Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mary Z. Sherif; father, Mr. Christopher Gittens; Fatu’s children, Eric White, 19, and Asara White, 7; a foster daughter, Joan Thomas; her sisters, Mrs. Vida Mensah, Vice President of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Mamawah Sherif, Sethi Brothers administrative manager, Mrs. Bindu Sherif Dunbar, Yatta Sherif, Mrs. Weatta Sherif-Chesson, Eliza Japloe and Gertrude Scott; and brothers Abdul Sherif and  Philip Henry.According to her sister, Mrs. Vida Mensah, funeral arrangements will be announced later.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US$300K for PUL’s Headquarters “Not Forthcoming”

first_img-PUL President CoffeyThe President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Charles Coffey on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, said there is no assurance that President George Weah’s administration is releasing anytime soon, the US$300,000 previously allotted for the union’s headquarters project in Monrovia.Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in the 2017/2018 National Budget, allotted the amount of US$300,000 for the PUL’s headquarters project against the projected US$650,000 required to complete the project.But responding to a lawyer’s question about the status of the project that has long been stalled, Coffey said they have not abandoned plans for the project, noting, “it was the government that still holding back the money to finish the project.” The lawyer served as one of the facilitators at the ongoing USAID-Internews organized specialized media law training for Public Defenders in Monrovia at the Temple of Justice on Capitol Hill.According to Coffey his leadership, for the past months, has lobbied with the government to see reason to make available the US$300,000, “but we are not yielding any fruitful results”.President George Weah is expected to complete PUL project.“The money is not forth coming, because it was given to the union by laws enacted by the government. So why can’t we get the US$300,000,” Coffey told the group of lawyers, who expressed interest in knowing the status of the union headquarters’ project.“Look at how Ghana’s former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, built the headquarters for the journalist union in that country. So why can’t our government do the same,” Mr. Coffey wondered.He continued, “we are bitter enemies of the government. They fail to know that we are only there to ensure that public servants account for the resources entrusted into their care to the people. But, we need the money for the project.”On the issue of collaboration with the public defender, Coffey assured the lawyers that the Press Union is prepared to work with them to protect journalists that would come in conflict with the law.“I like to inform that the union is going to work with you to ensure that you represent us whenever we are being sued for libel or any other crimes for performing our social responsibility,” he added.Answering questions about disciplinary action taken against journalists, particularly radio talk show hosts accused of using profane language and spreading hate messages, Coffey, in response, blamed the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) and the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA).“It is the LTA and the MICAT that you people need to blame for the hate messages and profanities being used on local radio stations because they are the ones that issue frequency to those stations and not the union,” the PUL president maintained, arguing that the union does not have any role to play in the issuance of frequency or registration of radio stations and newspapers.Coffey said on countless occasions, the union has suspended journalists that were linked to spreading hate messages. “Even if we were to suspend them, do we have the power to revoke their frequencies or their licenses?” Coffey asked.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Mr. Coffey wants government release the money allotted by former President Sirleaf in the national budget to complete PUL’s headquarters. – Advertisement –last_img read more

307 junior Police ranks promoted

first_imgPolice Force’s 178th anniversaryAs the Guyana Police Force celebrates its 178th anniversary, a total of 307 ranks were promoted by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. These promotions took effect from Saturday.In a release issued by the Guyana Police Force, it stated that 66 ranks who were once Corporals were promoted to Sergeants, while 124 who held the position of Lance Corporals will now serve as Corporals and 76 Constables were promoted to Lance Corporals.In addition, five Corporals in the Special Constabulary (regular ranks) were promoted to Sergeant while seven Lance Corporals were bumped up to the post of Corporal. A lone Constable was ascended to the post of Corporal due to diligent work in the department.However, 12 Constables also moved up to the rank of Lance Corporal. With respect to the Special Constabulary (GUYSTAC) – two Corporals were promoted to the post of Sergeant; a Lance Corporal and a Constable were promoted to Corporal. Further, two Constables were elevated to the post of Lance Corporal in the GUYSTAC department.Finally, the Rural Constables were not left out of the promotion list as three Corporals were given Sergeant portfolios, while six Constables were promoted to Lance Corporals.Meanwhile, as the Force celebrates this milestone, ranks from all departments took to the streets of Georgetown on Saturday morning in a celebratory parade.Taking the salutes were Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan along with Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. Also in attendance were the Commanders of the various divisions.It was indeed a spectacle as the lawmen and women displayed their drill skills.last_img read more

North Peace Leisure Pool’s grand reopening on Saturday

first_imgThe North Peace Leisure Pool will celebrate its grand reopening on Saturday.The official ribbon cutting will be at 1 p.m. The pool was renovated earlier this year with new diving boards and upgrades to the men’s and women’s changerooms. Additional lockers were put in and the cardio-fitness room was relocated so it could look out over the pool deck. A handicap lift for the lap pool was also purchased.- Advertisement -There will be a free swim on Saturday from 12-3 p.m. Also included as a part of the celebration is the Inconnu Swim Club’s annual ‘Swim with the Olympian’ event. People are also invited to try out new fitness classes and there will be opportunities to learn about new birthday party themes.There will also be a barbeque by donation to help support the swim club.last_img read more

Reports – Roma enter negotiations to sign Chelsea winger

first_imgRoma have entered talks to sign Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah.As talkSPORT told you earlier this week, the Egyptian is set to meet with Stadio Olimpico hierarchy after Fiorentina and Inter Milan seemingly failed to come up with concrete moves for the 23-year-old.The former Basel star, who cost Jose Mourinho’s side £11m in January 2014 and spent the second half of last season on loan at La Viola, is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge after being informed his first-team opportunities will be limited next season.Fiorentina were first in line to sign Salah on a permanent transfer but have struggled to agree personal terms while Rudi Garcia’s men are prepared to increase their interest in the winger.However, according to Sky Italia, Roma are weary of getting involved in a tussle with Fiorentina but remain hopeful a deal can be brokered in the coming days. Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah 1last_img read more

Hitting the floor running

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“To be able to secure that championship title right out of the gates is huge for us,” she said. In their first home game in the new gymnasium, the Stars defeated Sacred Heart of Jesus 68-33 on Dec. 11. Five of their other wins have also come with margins of at least 25 points. On Dec. 13, the Stars beat Cantwell-Sacred Heart 50-37, and spent this past week in the Calvary Chapel Downey Tournament. Atencio attributes her team’s strong pre-season opening to its defensive game and hard work. “I think we’re young and energetic,” Atencio said. “I think we are focusing in on our defensive strategy and that’s really helped us tremendously.” With a 12-0 record in non-league games, the Mary Star girls basketball team is off to a stellar start. Coach Cynthia Atencio, who also attended and played basketball at Mary Star of the Sea High School, has high aspirations. “I’d like to get back to the days where we really are a powerhouse in the South Bay,” she said. The Stars won the St. Anthony and Brethren Christian tournaments, which Atencio said will be one of the 2007-08 season’s highlights. Although there are no players over 6 feet, Atencio believes they have great jumping ability and an established inside game. This year’s goal, as every year, “is to compete for the league championship and get into CIF playoffs, and advance as far as we can,” Atencio said. The Stars made it to the playoffs last year, Atencio’s first year as coach, and have used that achievement as inspiration to work hard over the summer and fall. “That definitely has helped us get off to a better start this year,” Atencio said. Being in her second year as coach also means everyone knows each other better. “The girls have a better understanding of my expectations,” Atencio said. “We’re building a much better team chemistry this year.” The team has three returning upperclass, all-league players – senior forward and center Angelica Washington, senior forward and guard Kelly Johnson and junior guard and forward Rebeca Marin. “They provide a majority of our scoring,” Atencio said, “but are complemented by a host of players. I think our depth is critical to how well we’re doing.” Sophomore Rikki Sena backs up the senior players, as she is “capable” of playing forward, guard or center. “She has created more playing opportunity for herself by being versatile and quick, and she also has the size,” Atencio said. Another young but key player is freshman Mia Taylor. “She’s a true point guard; she distributes the ball well,” Atencio said. “She’s taken on the responsibility well of running the team.” Helping Taylor out is backup point guard Jeria Cooper, who creates scoring opportunities. Players Emily Banas, Michelle Ferrigno and Sena, were also on Mary Star’s volleyball team, and Atencio believes it’s important to have such “multisport” athletes. Ferrigno has been the “catalyst” with defense and increases the intensity of the game. Atencio’s third senior player, Janet Page, only played one year before this but has “improved tremendously” and has a positive attitude. Sophomore Shannon Gomez, a transfer, is the “most improved” from last year, and Atencio expects sophomore guard Natalie Lauro to contribute to both offense and defense. Freshman Caoimhe McOsker also holds lots of promise. Atencio considers this winter to be a “building year,” as they will only lose three seniors for next year. In addition to the team’s chemistry, Atencio believes that the Stars’ strengths are “heart and attitude.” Even with their current overall record, she’s taking things game by game, because the team is still inexperienced. “The strength of the schedule is moderate … but it’s still important for them to get wins under their belt here,” the coach said. League play begins Jan. 8 with a game against St. Bernard. Atencio believes the Stars’ greatest rival in the Camino Real League will be St. Paul. “They’re just a stacked team,” she said, “but we’re continuing to prepare for that challenge.” The coach is also looking forward to re-establishing a rivalry with St. Joseph’s. “I put them on \ because that was important back when I played,” she said. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

Job Vacancy: Donegal Tractors require a Parts person

first_imgDonegal Tractors has a vacancy for an experienced Parts Person.The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include the purchasing/sales/stock control of parts for modern top-class machinery brandsSome experience is necessary and the successful applicant must have computer skills. On the job training can be provided.Working hours are 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and you may be required to work Saturday mornings during peak season.Salary negotiable and bonus payable on performance.Please post your CV to Donegal Tractors, Bonagee, Letterkenny, Co Donegal or email your application letter and CV and application letter to Job Vacancy: Donegal Tractors require a Parts person was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal Tractorsparts personVacancylast_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: DONEGAL bathed in a stunning sunset on Saturday night in a scene not seen for some time.As clouds cleared towards dusk, people living in many areas across the county were treated to a red and purple sky.This incredible scene above was captured by Maria Diver in Ardara. So get those cameras out…and send us in your pictures to picture below was taken by Andrew Bowman in Dungloe.Patsy Ferry from Derrybeg took this picture below over Gaoth Dobhair Below – Letterkenny Sunrise on Sunday by Alan Doherty.WOW! DONEGAL’S INCREDIBLE SUNSET was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Ardaradonegal sunsetdonegaldaily pixlast_img read more

Tottenham battling to hold onto Hugo Lloris as Real Madrid move in

first_img targets The Frenchman impressed during Spurs’ draw at the Bernabeu in October, which was followed by a 3-1 win over Madrid at Wembley The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK 4 IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 4 three-way race moving on REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade While Lloris has four years remaining on his Spurs deal and claimed he has many more ‘beautiful years’ with them last week, the club could be forced to sell as they worry over the cost of their new stadium.The total expenditure on the new White Hart Lane ground could reach £1bn, and the Madrid offer could prove too good to turn down.Lloris is reportedly open to a move to the Champions League winners but is unlikely to force a move away, with his contract situation still putting a lot of power in Spurs’ hands.The Frenchman has become a key player at the club since a £12m move from Lyon in 2012, and was made captain by boss Mauricio Pochettino in 2015. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Lloris joined an illustrious list of names by lifting the World Cup as captain in Russia 4 After Real missed out on Roma’s Alisson, who joined Liverpool in a £67m deal, they have been forced to turn their attention elsewhere.David de Gea is a long term target for Los Blancos, but signed a new five-year deal at Manchester United in June.Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois was thought to be next on the list after he professed a desire to be reunited with his wife and children in the Spanish capital.But a move for the Belgian has not progressed and now Lloris is in Madrid’s firing line, according to the Sun. RANKED LIVING THE DREAM His reputation took a minor hit during the World Cup final when he gifted Croatia a consolation goal.But it is thought that his two stunning performances against Madrid in the Champions League group stage last season are enough to convince them of his quality.He has made 254 appearances in his six years at the North London club, who would only be able to choose from back-ups Michel Vorm and Paulo Gazzaniga if he left.Spurs are still yet to make a signing this summer and have just two weeks of the summer window remaining to complete a deal, with stars including Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld linked with moves away. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Spurs may be unable to resist an offer of £60m for Lloris Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tottenham Hotspur face a fight to keep captain Hugo Lloris as Real Madrid look set to make a huge £60million bid for the keeper, according to reports.Lloris, 31, lifted the World Cup as France skipper last month and has become Madrid’s number one target as they look to replace Keylor Navas. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets The Frenchman has been a constant presence between the sticks for Spurs since signing six years ago 4last_img read more