Historic day-night clash at Sabina

first_img NEW CONDITIONS The first-ever day-night first-class showdown at Sabina Park will be played starting today when second-place Jamaica Scorpions take on lowly-placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes in return-leg action of the Digicel WICB Four-day Tournament. Scheduled for a 3 p.m. start and a 10 p.m. end each day, the matchup will represent the first time a traditional regional encounter will be held under floodlights at the venue, following similar staging of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 over the past four years. A new feature as the West Indies Cricket Board seeks to improve the attractiveness of the sport and tournament, the match also represents the turn of Jamaica to host their one-off day-night contest. This is based on a new rule which mandates each of the six participating teams to host a day-night duel. ”It’s good to know that we will be playing our first first-class game under lights at home and the players are really looking forward it,” expressed Jamaica captain, Nikita Miller. “We don’t know what to expect as yet as it will be new conditions, but whatever it is, we are planning to approach things carefully, assess as best as we can, and execute.” The match ball will be pink instead of the customary white ball, as well as black sight-screens instead of white, and the encounter will see both teams looking to get their campaigns back on track following defeats last weekend. The Scorpions, who had hosted title-holders Guyana Jaguars, went down by seven wickets, while the Hurricanes, playing away to Barbados Pride, were beaten by an innings and 26 runs at Kensington Oval. Jamaica, who defeated the Hurricanes by an innings and 73 runs at Warner Park in first leg action, has made two changes to their mandatory 13-member squad. Pace all-rounder Rovman Powell, who missed the Guyana match due to West Indies duties, and left-arm spin all-rounder Fabian Allen have been included, while out-of-form batsman John Campbell and pace all-rounder, Derval Green have been dropped. Interestingly, Campbell is the Scorpions leading runs scorer, however, after a dismal regional Super50 campaign and an out-of-sorts-looking batting display against Guyana, the Junior Bennett-led selection panel acted. The Leewards, in the meantime, who are being captained by Kieran Powell, have named an unchanged squad. “The team vibes is still good despite us coming off a loss. It is just that we had a bad game,” said Hurricanes captain Kieran Powell. “We will attempt to correct that by trying to better execute our duties, and I am confident that we can.” The game will also be the final home match for the Scorpions. Three rounds of matches remain after this tie. Jamaica Scorpions (from): Nikita Miller (captain), Fabian Allen, Jermaine Blackwood, Derval Green, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, AndrÈ McCarthy, Rovman Powell, Paul Palmer Jr, Jerome Taylor, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas, Chadwick Walton Leeward Hurricanes (from): Kieran Powell (captain), Rahkeem Cornwall (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Campbell, Kaecy Carty, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jeremiah Louis, Jermaine Otto, Gavin Tonge, Hayden Walsh Jr.last_img read more

Donegal’s three Miss Ireland finalists hit the stage tonight

first_imgThree ambitious young women from Donegal have the 2019 Miss Ireland crown in their sights as they compete in the national final this Saturday.Miss Donegal Holly McCrea, Miss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher and Miss Kildare Naomi Molloy, who is from Glenties, are all taking to the stage of The Helix in Dublin in a bid to win the coveted title.There are 33 finalists in the competition, which was won by Buncrana’s Lauren McDonagh in 2017. Holly, Anna and Naomi have had a busy summer preparing for the final by carrying out charity fundraising for Variety Ireland, modelling and campaigning with their individual causes.Miss Donegal Holly McCreaMiss Donegal Holly McCrea (23) from Donegal Town is a secondary school teacher with a passion for supporting children with special education needs. She held a vintage tea party this summer in aid of Variety Ireland. And she flew to the Miss Ireland final in style today via Donegal Airport!Miss Letterkenny 2019 Anna GallagherMiss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher (21) is passionate about GAA. A Letterkenny Gaels stalwart, she coaches the minors and had an active summer with the Cúl Camps. When not involved in football, she’s working at Spar in Ballyraine. Anna has an Arts degree in Geography and Sociology and plans to do a Masters to become a secondary school teacher.Miss Kildare Naomi MolloyMiss Kildare Naomi Molloy (23) will be flying two flags this weekend – for Celbridge and for Glenties. Naomi is a graduate of Food Science and Business who now works in Sales at O’Brien Fine Foods. She launched a mental health week in her workplace and has been promoting positive mental health messages with her new platform. Excitement is building fast for the 72nd Miss Ireland final on Saturday night, where there is sure to be a large Donegal presence as friends and families cheer on their favourites.Donegal’s three Miss Ireland finalists hit the stage tonight was last modified: September 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Tottenham v APOEL: Winks starts, youngsters on bench

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHarry Winks starts for Tottenham against APOEL Nicosia in a team that includes both right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier.Despite seven first-team players being ruled out, only Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Kieran Trippier did not start in the opening Champions League group-stage win over Borussia Dortmund from the team to play in Cyprus.Academy players Tashan Oakley-Boothe and Anthony Georgiou are on the bench as well as Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, who recently returned from injury.Having beaten Dortmund at Wembley, and with group matches against Real Madrid to come, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says his side must not slip up tonight.He said: “After doing so well against Borussia Dortmund, it is a must-win. There is no excuse. For our future in the Champions League, it is so important we win.“The fans expect us to win the game but the Champions League is so tough. I have watched APOEL play in their local league and against Real Madrid. They have good players and it will be a very dangerous game. We need to be focused.”Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Aurier, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Oakley-Boothe, Georgiou, N’koudou, Llorente. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

First day on job for South African beggar

first_img7 July 2015After months of begging for a job on the streets of Johannesburg, Joseph Phukubje said his first day at work was more than what he could have asked for.He reported for work at Locomute on yesterday. Locomute is a car sharing company that is the first of its kind in Africa.“Yesterday when I arrived I met the management team. They all wanted to know more about me. The team welcomed me and they also understood the situation that I have been through,” Phukubje said this morning.He enjoyed his first day. “The day was very interesting. Everything went very well,” he said.Getting cleanPhukubje said he was very excited about all the opportunities he had been exposed to and all that he was learning. After using crystal meth for a very long time, Phukubje has been trying to stay clean since he was promised a job last week.His new employer has offered to help him get clean. “They are taking me to Sanca [South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence] today so I can get medication,” Phukubje said.But the eager young man says he will be back at work later to continue with his duties.After having what others would deem a “normal day”, Phukubje, however, had to return to the dilapidated building on Marlboro Road in Sandton which he shares with other homeless people, most of whom use drugs.“Yesterday when I knocked off I went back to Marlboro but today I might not go back. I might get a room in Tembisa.” Another Good Samaritan might assist him with rent, he added.Good SamaritansHe has not, however, shared news of his first day of work with the people with whom he lives.“Most of them wouldn’t understand what is happening and I can’t say they have read what was written about me because most of them cannot read,” said Phukubje.His life all changed when he met a Good Samaritan by the name of Pamela Green as he stood at a street corner in Sandton with his CV and matric certificate in hand, begging for a job.“After I drove away from the [traffic light] that he was standing at, I actually kept my eyes on the rear view mirror. There was just something about him,” Green said last week.“A few negative events in my life [that] week had brought me to that robot and I was trying to figure out why all these events had taken place, and when I saw Joseph I kind of knew that that’s why I needed to be at the robot at the time and go and speak to him.”Watch Phukubje thank people for their help:A second chance at lifeShe turned around and went to speak to Phukubje. He told her how he had left his grandmother, mother, sister, and older brother to come to Johannesburg in search of a job after completing matric. His father was hardly ever present in his life.Things did not work out as planned and Joseph ended up living on the street.Green shared his story on her Facebook page and asked her friends to help get him a job. Within hours, the post had gone viral and job offers began pouring in. Days later, Phukubje landed a job.He said Green had given him a second chance at life. “There’s been a lot of changes since I met her. She has shown me a different point of life, a meaning to life and what I can live for. Actually I had given up on life, but she made me see it’s still too early and I am still young. I can have a second chance.”Meanwhile, the bright, well-spoken 22-year-old plans to study sales and marketing next year. Another Good Samaritan has offered to pay his tuition.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Muslim woman claims threats from husband

first_imgA Muslim woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Sikandrabad, who had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking abolition of ‘nikah halala’ practice earlier this month, on Tuesday alleged that she has received death threats from her husband. The woman, Farzana, had claimed in her petition that she had been illegally divorced by her husband, leaving her and their daughter without any means of living or financial support. “From the day I have filed the petition, my husband has been pressuring me to withdraw it and has even threatened to kill me. He has also told me that going to the Supreme Court will not help me and I will be forced to do halala,” Farzana told reporters here. The practice of ‘nikah halala’ requires a divorced woman to marry someone else, consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to again marry her first husband under the Muslim Personal Law.last_img read more

TFA INVITING COACHES TO ATTEND NTS CAMP

first_imgTouch Football Australia is hosting it’s annual National Training Squad Camp, at Valentine’s Park in Sydney on 1-2 July, 2006.In the Interest of Coach Education, TFA are wanting to invite 3-5 coaches to attend the camp. The coaches will be selected from nominations of those who are:Current Level 2 or 3 NTL Opens Coach Active Opens Coach outside of NTL Endorsed by Permit or State TFA selected Mens, Womens and Mixed Open squads at the recent National Touch League.The purpose of the camp is to :Educate and access players on the TFA high performance program.Monitor and access players with the ability to compete in the 2009 Youth World Cup ; and Expose National Athletes to the highest level of coaching.Australia’s Open coaches and Australian Open representatives will be in attendance along with invited Youth Development members.  The invitation is to potential coaches to attend the camp to provide them with the latest coaching techniques and developments.TFA will cover the accommodation and meals while at the camp, however the invited coaches will be required to make their own travel arrangements to and from the camp.A maximum of 3 to 5 coaches will be selected and those coaches will be notified as to their success.All applicants should submit a short resume of their coaching history with an emphasis on Opens coaching, and a short statement regarding the value they will bring to the camp and hence their selection.Nominations close on Monday 22nd May.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Maree Curran on techsupport@austouch.com.au or (02) 6285 2703.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola tribute to Sterling after goalscoring cameo

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola tribute to Sterling after goalscoring cameoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased to see Raheem Sterling on the scoresheet for victory over Everton.Sterling came off the bench to score in the 3-1 win.”Raheem – when he has no time to think in front of goal – he’s always good,” Guardiola said.”The cross was amazing from Fernandinho and it was a great finish. We are not the tallest team in the world but after just a few minutes, it was an important goal for him and everyone. “I see him so calm. I think he has handled the last years in many situations and rumours – not nice things about him or his family or the colour of his skin. I admire him and appreciate that it’s not easy for him.”He’s loved by all staff and in the locker room.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea midfielder Barkley admits Lampard inspired him as a youngster

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Barkley admits Lampard inspired him as a youngsterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ross Barkley admits manager Frank Lampard inspired him as a youngster.Nobody else can say they have grown up watching Lampard on television, then played alongside him in an England shirt, and now continue to learn off him in his role as Chelsea boss.”As a young lad I would watch Match of the Day on a Sunday morning and then go off to my games for Everton,” he told chelseafc.com.”I’d see the likes of Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard banging the goals in every week. Lampard was one of my idols, because as a young midfielder I would see the goals he was scoring or creating every week and look up to him.”I played with the manager later on in his career with England and you could see how motivated he was. It was hard work all the time, running after training, non-stop movement to receive the ball, scoring goals. As a young player seeing that it affects you. You want to do the same things.”He’s taken that into his management. We work really hard and then on the right days we ease off and feel really good for the games.” last_img read more

Alka Lamba marshalled out of Delhi Assembly

first_imgNEW DELHI: Hours after the Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday marshalled out a BJP MLA from the Delhi Assembly and suspended another, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel legislator Alka Lamba was also marshalled out of the House. At the time of her ejection, Lamba, the MLA from Chandni Chowk, was criticising the Delhi government and alleged that at least two families had been forced to purchase medicines from private chemists while they were being treated at the capital’s government-run GB Pant Hospital. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderLamba, who is not on the same page as the party, said that while the Delhi government has been claiming that people in the city were being given free medical facilities and medicines, families, however, were being forced to take loans for treatment in government hospitals. Lamba raised the issue in the Assembly as a Special Mention. Responding to her claim, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said he would look into the matter, adding that the hospital in question is under heavy load of patients as it also caters to people from neighbouring Uttar Pardesh.last_img read more

LeAnn Rimes And Adam Lambert Give Bullying The Bird

first_imgA new campaign featuring celebrities flicking the camera the middle finger has hit the Web to raise awareness of bullying.LeAnn Rimes Gives Bullying The BirdLeAnn Rimes, Adam Lambert, Lance Bass and Carmen Electra are among the stars giving the bird for the Friend Movement, an organization that was created to help show positive anti-bully images through art and media.Adam Lambert Gives Bullying The BirdThe New F Word is a grass roots photo campaign and documentary film that aims to encourage the use of the word FRIEND to project inner strength and confidence. The concept by Elliot Dal Pra London & Ronnie Kroell was taken to a whole new level when Bianca Kosoy, famed branding creative genius, helped shape the campaign by giving it the edginess for which she is known. Add celebrity photographer and co-creator Ryan Forbes to the mix, and you have quite the creative team; bullying beware.From FriendMovement.com: “The meaning behind The New F Word photos refers to an individual’s awareness of how they feel. When a person is called a FREAK they shut down inside, letting the bullying continue. We want the individual to have an empowered inner monologue of “F U, I am actually really FABULOUS and do not need your approval”. This confidence helps to build meaningful friendships and curb the bullying. It’s important to remember that we teach others how to treat us. Our silence simply condones bad behavior, therefore it is no longer an option.”LeAnn Rimes is also set to headline an evening of celebrating music and friendship at El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, with proceeds benefitting Friend Movement on July 1. The concert will also feature Dia Frampton, Frenchie Davis, Austin Brown and Abraham Lim. More info can be found here.Find out more about the New F Word campaign here.last_img read more