Pollard upstaged in Strikers win

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia (CMC):Chris Jordan outshone West Indies star Kieron Pollard as Adelaide Strikers won for only the second time in five outings with a five-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League here yesterday.Sent in, Hobart managed 161 for eight off their 20 overs at Adelaide Oval, with number seven Beau Webster hammering an unbeaten 67 off 43 deliveries and Jonathan Wells getting 55 from 37 balls.The pair dug Hobart out of a hole at 30 for five in the sixth over, putting on an invaluable 89 for the sixth wicket.Jordan, the Barbados-born England all-rounder, bowled superbly to claim three for 24 from his four overs.In reply, Adelaide got home in the penultimate over with left-handed opener Ben Dunk top-scoring with an unbeaten 79 from 49 balls.He added 69 for the third wicket with Brad Hodge who made 30 and then partnered with Jordan in an unbroken 31-run, sixth wicket stand to see Adelaide to victory.Jordan struck 15 not out off 14 balls with a single six.However, Pollard’s struggles with the bat continued as he made just 15 off seven balls with three fours before falling lbw to seamer Daniel Christian in the 14th over.The 29-year-old has scored just 60 runs in five innings during the tournament.With the win, Strikers climbed into sixth spot in the eight-team standings on four points while Hobart remained fifth on four points.last_img read more

Local hospitals get $55M boost from Chinese Medical Brigade

first_imgThe 13th Chinese Medical Brigade has donated to the Ministry of Public Health (MPH) a quantity of medical equipment and supplies valued at over million, specifically for use at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).Some of the equipment handed over for use at the two hospitalsAt a simple handing over ceremony at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday, Head of the Chinese Medical Brigade, Dr Lui Yi, said the team of 16 doctors would be in Guyana for one year, and the donation is a part of its regular gift to the Government.He noted that the brigade has 11 doctors stationed at the GPHC, while the remaining five are at the Linden Hospital Complex. Apart from working at the hospitals, the team is aiming to host medical outreaches in remote villages to provide health care in hard-to-reach places.Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, ret’d Brigadier George Lewis, underscored the importance of the timely donation and lauded the Chinese Government for its contribution to the local health sector.He noted that Guyana and China began health cooperation in 1993, when the first batch of doctors came to Guyana.“The equipment donated will be distributed between Georgetown, the Linden Hospital… We at the Georgetown Hospital are extremely grateful for the contribution of the Chinese Medical Brigade, and we hope it continues to last,” he said.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, who attended the simple ceremony, noted that the larger portion of the donation would go to the GPHC to aid in bridging gaps in the health care system. She noted that apart from collaboration resulting in physical results, the two Governments have also been collaborating in the education sector.“We also have very good exchange in terms of education. We have been able to benefit through scholarships and through exchange visits by several staff in the Ministry of Public Health, to visit with your hospitals across China so that they can become more aware and have a more hands-on insight into where the medical services are at your level,” Lawrence stated.Economic and Commercial Consul at the Chinese Embassy, Shen Huiyong, said the Chinese Government is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate in the various sectors. He noted that his Government recently sent an expert team to assist Guyana’s disease control unit with the hope of further establishing cooperation in that field.“Every year the Chinese Government donates equipment to the hospitals in Guyana; and they also provide opportunities for training, which is funded by the Chinese Government,” Huiyong noted.A team of Chinese engineers would be in Guyana for two weeks, to assemble the equipment and train staffers in their utilization. Among the equipment donated are electro surgical pencils, examination lights, ophthalmoscopes, patient monitors, slit lamps and syringe pumps, among other things.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgLA MIRADA – At least one person was trapped in a vehicle involved in a two-car collision on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway that blocked all southbound lanes on a stretch of the freeway for about 30 minutes, authorities said Wednesday. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday just south of Valley View Avenue in La Mirada, according to the California Highway Patrol. At least one person was trapped inside a vehicle, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch supervisor Andrea Hawkins. The condition of the person was not immediately known, she said. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Neighborhood Watch meeting WHITTIER – North Whittier Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the North Whittier Elementary School, 1010 Caraway Drive. Residents concerned about graffiti, gangs and robberies can ask questions of representatives from Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office, local police and the California Highway Patrol. For more information, call Ruben Hernandez, (213)388-8352. Club 30 offers health information SANTA FE SPRINGS – City recreation officials have launched Club 30, a 30-minute-a-day wellness program. Participants will pledge to maintain the 30-minute goal and will receive health and wellness tips and invitations to city exercise outings. To join, or for more information, call (562) 863-4896. Healthcare topic of free lecture WHITTIER – The League of Women Voters and the Whittier Interfaith Council will present a free lecture – “Single-Payer, Universal Healthcare: Isn’t it Time?” – from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. A policy analyst will give an overview and update of the California Universal Healthcare Act (SB 840). Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (562) 945-6975. La Leche League meeting is May 29 WHITTIER – The La Leche League of Whittier will hold a free informational meeting from 6:45 to 8:30p.m. May 29 in the parish hall at St. Bruno’s Parish Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. All mothers and mothers-to-be are welcome, along with their babies. Participants will learn about how to start breastfeeding and how to return to continuing to nurse. For more information, call (562) 448-9226. Footwear forum at Parnell Park WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center will offer an informational session, focusing on what types of shoes people with diabetes should wear, from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! All lanes were re-opened shortly after midnight, according to the CHP. Senior center offers helpful tips WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St., hosts an information and referral fair from 8:30 to 11 a.m. today, providing information on housing, education, health care, health screenings, transportation and veterans services and more. There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes. last_img read more

Referee Moss admits Spurs penalty question mistake

first_img0Shares0000Referee Johnathan Moss and linesman Eddie Smart cause confusion over penalty decision © AFP / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 5 – Referee Jon Moss has admitted he was misguided to ask the fourth official if he had seen a crucial penalty decision in Sunday’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham.Moss gave Tottenham a late penalty at Anfield for a foul on Harry Kane by the home side’s goalkeeper Lorius Karius. Kane was clearly in an offside position when the ball was passed to him but Reds defender Dejan Lovren inadvertently played him on by getting a faint touch when he tried to hack it clear.After Kane was brought down, Moss then spent several moments discussing with his linesman Eddie Smart whether the Tottenham striker was offside.In their exchange, picked up by a pitch-side microphone, Smart is heard twice asking if Lovren touched the ball, as that would be a “deliberate action” and make Kane onside when he actually received the pass.Moss twice tells Smart he does not know if Lovren touched it or not and is heard asking fourth official Martin Atkinson, via his headset, if he “got anything from TV”, only to almost immediately say “I’m giving the penalty” and point to the spot.This prompted many observers at the game to wonder if this decision was effectively awarded by video review despite the Premier League not yet using the system.That, however, has now been denied by the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMO), the body set up to provide, represent and train officials when they went professional in 2001.Referee Johnathan Moss incensed Liverpool players with his two penalty awards © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISIn a statement, a PGMO spokesman explained Moss was in a “good position” to see that a Liverpool player had touched the ball before it reached Kane but “given the speed of the attack” was uncertain of who it was.The spokesman said Smart saw Kane was offside so “correctly sought clarification” on whether Lovren had touched it.“His question created some momentary confusion when Eddie asked if ‘Lovren’ had touched the ball,” the spokesman said. “Moss knew a Liverpool player had touched the ball but not that it was Lovren.“He then asked a question to his fourth official Martin Atkinson and acknowledges that referencing ‘TV’ was misguided. Atkinson did not reply to the question and so had no involvement in the decision.“Having properly reflected on the questions asked, Jon knew a Liverpool player, now identified as Lovren, had played the ball and that no offside offence had occurred. He then awarded the penalty.“For the avoidance of doubt, Atkinson did not view a television monitor and did not relay any information to the on-field officials.”Kane missed the penalty but converted another controversially awarded spot-kick in stoppage-time to give Spurs a 2-2 draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Did you know these brilliant football matches are coming up this summer?

first_imgThe Champions League final on June 3 marks the end of the 2016/17 European club football season, but the football doesn’t end there.Just a week later, England face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier, and the Three Lions are up against France three days later.The international tournaments come thick and fast, with the U20 World Cup followed by the U21 Euros, and the Confederations Cup taking place in Russia this summer.Take a look at a selection of the football you can enjoy this summer…Women’s Champions League finalJune 1: Lyon v Paris Saint-GermainInternational friendliesJune 2: Mexico v Republic of IrelandJune 2: Northern Ireland v New ZealandChampions League finalJune 3: Juventus v Real MadridInternational friendlyJune 4: Republic of Ireland v Uruguay2018 World Cup qualifiersJune 10: Scotland v England [Group F], Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland [Group C]June 11: Serbia v Wales, Republic of Ireland v Austria [Group D]International friendlyJune 13: France v EnglandInternational tournamentsMay 20-June 11: FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2017, Korea RepublicMay 29-June 10: Toulon U21 Tournament, FranceJune 16-30: European Under-21 Championship, Poland [Teams taking part: England, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Macedonia, Spain, Serbia]June 17-July 2: Confederations Cup, Russia [Teams taking part: Russia, Germany, Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Cameroon]July 7-26: CONCACAF Gold Cup, United States of America [Teams taking part: USA, Mexico, Canada, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Curacao, Martinique, French Guiana, Jamaica, Nicaragua]July 16-August 6: Women’s Euro 2017, Netherlands 1 There’s a feast of football this summer center_img International Champions CupJuly 18-30 [Teams taking part: Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Man United, Barcelona, Man City, Tottenham, Roma, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal]Premier League Asia TrophyJuly 19-22 [Teams taking part: West Brom, Leicester, Liverpool, Crystal Palace]Emirates CupJuly 29-30 [Teams taking part: Arsenal, Benfica, RB Leipzig, Sevilla]EFL 2017/18 season kicks offAugust 4 – LIVE on talkSPORTCommunity ShieldAugust 6 – Chelsea v ArsenalPremier League 2017/18 season kicks offAugust 12 – LIVE on talkSPORTlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: MARY MCLOONE AND KATE MCGOWAN SMASH COUNTY RECORDS

first_imgTir Chonaill AC News: Mary Mc Loone and  Kate Mc Gowan smash county recordsIts been a hectic and successful few weeks for club athletes, coaches and mentors. On the International stage Karl Griffin, Mary McLoone and Julie Mc Mullin have competed against  the best in Europe while domestically at the National Under 20/23 and stage 1 of the juveniles in Tullamore last weekend Tir Chonaill AC names featured on the winners podium and recorded numerous PB performances. On the home front the clubs annual five days summer camp concluded, weekly training/coaching continued at various venues and numerous club athletes featured on the local road racing circuit.Mary Mc Loone joined the club as a twelve years old and two weeks ends ago and some twenty years later the talented multi International recorded a super Triple Jump PB of 12.81metres at  an EAP meet in Bilbao, Northern Spain. Mary recovering from a niggling heel injury had her best ever series of jumps and this week was upbeat about the upcoming National Seniors and future success -‘ I’m delighted with the performance. Its the best series of jumps I’ve ever put together. The 6th and final attempt was a marginal break and measured over 13 metres. I hope to get one more competition before the National Seniors’From result sheet Mary Mc Loone  12.44 +0.0/12.52 +3.0/12.81 +1.8/12.46 +1.9/12.50 +1.7/X /12.81 +1.8Kate McGowan, completed recently completed her Leaving Cert and subsequently, over the last two weekends, has recorded, two outstanding performances. At the Munster Senior Championships in Templemore, two weekends ago she recorded 61.37secs for a new PB and county record – a record held by Mary Mc Loone.  On Sunday morning last at the National Juniors in Tullamore in ideal conditions Kate ran the race of her life to win in a time of 60.67secs -another county best and a qualification time for the European Juniors/U20.Conal Mahon, joined Davy Doherty’s club jumps group three years ago. During  the intervening period the Irvinstown man made steady progress. On Sunday, in Tullamore, he added the Irish Under 23 title to an ever growing list of achievements with a best Triple Jump of 13.99metres.Juvenile successDay 1 of the Irish juvenile finals on Saturday last found two young club athletes experiencing success. Rachael Gallagher,  a primary school student at St Nauls NS Kelloggs, long jumped 4.33m for a bronze medal winning performance while Johnie Mc Gonagle, from Kilclooney NS threw 7.96m for a 7th place finish in the Under 12 Shot Putt.Congrats and well done to Sawyer Campbell and Ethan Dewhirst who finished 6th in the children’s games 2 x 60m Under 9 last week in Templemore at the All Ireland children’s games finals Well done to all and good luck to the group that that will attend Days 2 and 3 -next weekend – and the All Ireland relays on July 18th.Julie McMullin – another success storyJulie Mc Mullin, from Creevy near Ballyshannon, accompanied by a supportive family, departed last week for Frankfurt to prepare for the European Ironman. On Sunday, Julie, successfully completed  a 3.8k swim, 180k cycle and climaxed by running a full  42k marathon in temperatures that reached 37degrees. Julies, who is a member of the MSC triathlon  and Tir Chonaill AC clubs, finishing time of 14hrs 1min and 7secs placed her 26th in her category – a truly remarkable performance.Congrats also and well done to Jane and Paul Mc Devitt,  Canice Nicholas and Niall Clancy who conquered the 70.3 UK  triathlonSummer CampThe clubs annual five days summer camp concluded last Friday. Thanks to all the young athletes that attended , to the coaches, teachers and leaders that organised and executed an enjoyable and fun filled week of athletic activity and to the AVS for the use of facilities. The juvenile club starts back again in mid SeptemberKarl Griffin Karl Griffin departed early this week for the European Under 23 championships which will be held in Tallin, Estonia from Thursday[today] until Sunday. The Donegal Town/UCD student, who recently celebrated his twentieth birthday has had a remarkable build up to the continental finals. He opened his outdoor season with a victory in the 800m at an Irish Milers Club meeting on a wet, stormy and windy evening in Greystones back in May. He travelled to an International meet in Belguim four weeks ago weeks and recorded a European Under 23 qualifying time and a new PB performance of 1:47:39. In a fifteen man International field Karl, finished fourth in a blanket finish that found ten athletes running sub 1min 48secs.At the Ulster/ANI Senior Championships at a windy Mary Peters Track in Belfast he moved down a distance and won his heat of the 400m. In what was described ‘as the best race of the day’ by a national journalist, he dead heated in the final with a time of 48.78secs. Fast forward to  Leixlip, two weeks ago, and a high quality Irish Milers club sponsored International meeting. Karl described his victory in a time of 1min 48.05secs as ‘the most satisfying to date’. He completed his preparation last weekend with a 3rd place finish at an International meet in Watford/London. Currently ranked 2nd in his own age group and 12th in the European Under 23 age group, Karl now looks forward to the heats of the 800m which take place at 12noon on Friday. The 800m has thirty qualified athletes from eighteen European nations. The club and community wish him a successful experience. Karl will be joined by fellow UCD colleague an Letterkenny man Mark English, who is currently ranked 2nd in the Under 23 age bracketATHLETICS: MARY MCLOONE AND KATE MCGOWAN SMASH COUNTY RECORDS was last modified: July 7th, 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:NoticesSportlast_img read more

U16 Boys Buncrana narrowly defeated by Muff

first_imgFEATURES: Buncranas U16 boys narrowly deafeated by Muff in division 1U21 Championship:Buncrana 0-11St Eunanas 4-08.They say that goals win games, well this was maybe the case for our U21 team. Team manager Sean Clerkin had great hope for this squad, and after an impressive win over a strong Kilcar team in the last round he had a vision of great things to come. However this was not to be our day and in an age group that can be difficult to predict Buncrana bowed out of the championship. This team was a great combination of the last number of years of hard work at underage and also some of our minors coming through. We have seen some of these players feature in county squads at the highest level and proves the work coaches and players have put in over the last 10 – 12 years with them.U16 Football:U16 Div 1 Championship report: Old rivals Buncrana and Muff met in Muff. Unfortunately this was not our night with the result favouring the opposition. The lads have now to pick themselves up and go and win next week in Gweedore (no easy task).Final score Muff 1-9 Buncrana 0-10 U9 Football:U9 Boys travelled to Four Masters on Saturday for the Liam Brown Memorial Tournament. Topping their group with wins over Mac Chumhaill’s, St Mary’s Sligo and Naomh Conaill. They carried on to Cup Qtr final with a victory over Aodh Ruadh lead their way to the semi-final over hosts Four Masters what was a close and physical game pushed our boys on for a 2 point win. Progressing on to meet Ardara in the final, our boys gave everything they had but came up short in the end by 2 points. This is a newly formed U9 (2007 only) team and future’s bright for theses boysFixture: U9 and U11Friday night under the lights in The Scarvey Buncrana Gaa Club Og, where else would you want to be than the Donegal Animal Hospital U9 & U11 Finals, four games in all!6.45 pm Under 9A Final Buncrana V Glenswilly8.00 pm Under 11A Final Malin V GlenswillyU16 Boys Buncrana narrowly defeated by Muff was last modified: September 21st, 2016 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:buncranaGaelicU16U21U9last_img read more

Met Eireann issue Status Yellow rainfall warning for Donegal

first_imgA Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Donegal with some heavy showers having already hit the county this afternoon (Fri).Donegal is forecast to get between 20mm and 30mm of rain from 8pm tonight until 2am tomorrow morning.A forecaster said: “Heavy rain this evening and early tonight with some spot flooding. Totals 20 to 30 mm.” And heavy rain will batter most parts of the country on Saturday, with areas in the south and east expected to experience flooding.The national forecaster cautioned: “Heavy downpours of rain expected with totals 30-40mm with spot flooding likely especially near the coast.“Saturday night will be wet as persistent or heavy rain over Munster and Leinster continue with risk of spot flooding.“It is not certain yet if this rain will extend over Ulster and Connacht, but there is good possibility that it will. “The rain will eventually clear eastwards overnight with clear spells following. Lowest temperatures of 9C to 11C.”Met Eireann issue Status Yellow rainfall warning for Donegal was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Two Jaish militants gunned down in Shopian: police

first_imgTwo Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants involved in the killing of a number of civilians and police personnel were on Saturday gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.The slain militants have been identified as Abid Wagay, a resident of Rawalpora Shopian, and Shahjahan Mir, hailing of Amshepora Shopian, a police spokesman said.Based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Gahand area of Shopian district of south Kashmir, a cordon-and-search operation was launched by security forces there on April 13 morning, the spokesman said.He said, during the searches, the militants fired upon the security personnel who retaliated. Two militants were killed in the ensuing encounter.The bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter and incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were seized.According to police records, both of the militants were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM, he said.They were wanted for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities, he said.They were involved in the abduction and subsequent killings of civilians Firdous Ahmad of Batgund and Nissar Ahmad of Kapran, and policeman Balwant Singh of Batgund last year, the spokesman said.“They were also involved in the killing of Khusboo Jan at Viel Shopian earlier this year. Moreover, both were also involved in the killing of a civilian Tanveer Ahmad of Bemnipora at Kachdoora in Shopian,” he said.“They were also involved in arson and setting ablaze panchayat ghars at Kanjiullar and Ramnagar,” he added.The spokesman said Mir was also involved in snatching of weapons and killing of four police personnel at Arhama Shopian last year.“He [Mir] was also involved in attack on police station Shopian in which one cop Saqib Mohi-ud-Din had attained martyrdom and his rifle was snatched.“He was involved in the abduction and killing of a young boy Huzaif Ashraf Kuttay resident of Manzgam D.H. Pora,” he said.Several cases were registered against both of them for planning and executing terror attacks on security establishments and killing of civilians in the area, the spokesman said.“With the efforts of police and other security forces, it was a clean operation and no collateral damage happened during the encounter,” the spokesman said.last_img read more

Turning point in England vs West Indies tie

first_imgAn edge-of-the seat match saw England beat West Indies by 18 runs to keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.Chasing 244, West Indies got off to a flying start with Chris Gayle slamming Chris Tremlett for four boundaries in an over in his short-lived 43-run innings. It looked all easy for the West Indies as they got their first 50 in just 5 overs. But spinners James Tredwell and Graeme Swann brought England back into the game, leaving the West Indies aflutter at 150-6.A last-gasp partnership between Ramnaresh Sarwan and Andre Russell got the West Indies ticking ahead. The two shared a 72-run stand before Russell got out to a superb off-break from Tredwell at 49 which was also the turning point of the game.Man-of-the-MatchJames Tredwell was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his brilliant figures of 10-2-48-4.last_img read more