The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) say they will stand by all-rounder AndrÈ Russell and offer any support they can to the cricketer following his one-year ban.Russell was slapped with a 12-month sanction after he failed to file his whereabouts form, resulting in three missed doping tests. Under the World Anti-Doping Agency code, three missed doping tests equate to a failed test.WICB’s Corporate Communications Officer Carole Beckford said the board would not comment further until they received an official statement from the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission as to the terms of the ban, but confirmed the organisation’s support.”We will support Mr Russell in any way deemed appropriate … . We don’t know the details of it (ban). Some of them are conditional, but whatever is appropriate, the board stands with him,” Beckford told The Gleaner.WILL BE MISSEDJCA President Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven added that the absence of Russell, an international T20 star who has had major impact for the West Indies and in the top T20 leagues around the world, will be felt.”I think everyone would be disappointed. I saw AndrÈ last weekend in the semi-final of the AILO (local) competition and he was at his best, and we were all hoping to have him in the final this weekend.”He is a prolific international cricketer and his absence on the field during this period in any competition whatsoever will undoubtedly impact the game. Fans, including myself, will miss his heroics on the field,” Heaven said.”But the JCA will stand by him and provide the support it can during this difficult time. I want to assure him that this is just a period in his career and by no means the end of the road, and he should use the positive elements of this unfortunate situation to make both himself and other young cricketers better,” added Heaven.The local cricket boss also believes the ban will have a massive effect on his earnings for the period.- L.S.
MOST READ LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Former Lady Spikers Kim Fajardo, Ara Galang, Cha Cruz, and Melissa Gohing were present for the session, together with current players Dawn Macandili, Kianna Dy, and Majoy Baron.Aby Maraño attended, but begged off from participating in the drills due to a hand injury.Of the La Salle players in the pool, only Mika Reyes did not show up for the session with her ballclub Petron scheduled to play on Saturday.De Jesus, though, still isn’t closing his doors on other players who are interested to lend their services for flag and country.“We’ll still have another tryout next week for those who weren’t able to attend today,” he said, with the next tryout scheduled on April 18. “We’re giving a chance for the players who weren’t able to attend today. We know it’s not easy because everyone has their own commitments, so hopefully, I see them next week.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Madrid-Bayern, Liverpool-Roma in Champions League semifinals 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 The multi-titled mentor clarified that though he’s the coach of La Salle in the UAAP, that won’t be a factor when deciding who will make up the team which will compete in major international tournaments this year.“There’s no guarantee that the La Salle players will be part of the final squad,” said De Jesus, who was officially introduced on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I wasn’t a part of the national team in the past years, and a lot of the players they took were from La Salle. So on my part, I wasn’t looking if the player was from La Salle or from another school or another company. If we can use them inside the court and they can follow our system, they will be in.”NT coach Ramil de Jesus shares his thoughts on the first national women’s volleyball team tryouts. pic.twitter.com/jBu9H7pUgM— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018Nine players in the current national team pool came from Taft, and all but one attended the first tryouts on Friday at Arellano Gym in Legarda.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New national team coach Ramil de Jesus assured everyone that he won’t be playing favorites when it comes to the fate of the women’s volleyball team.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Guiao also said the crowd’s absence had an effect on Gilas Pilipinas’ flat start.READ: Cold-shooting Philippines turns to defense in win over QatarThe Filipinos, facing the injury-riddled Qataris, fell behind by as much as 17 points before mounting a spirited rally in the third quarter behind their unrelenting defense to turn a 13-point deficit to a three-point lead en route to a 92-81 win.Shooting guard Matthew Wright, who returned from a one-game suspension along with Japeth Aguilar, believed that had the fans were present, Gilas would’ve made an even bigger run.“Just the energy that they create I felt that the run that we had in the third quarter if we had the crowd behind we would’ve pushed it even more,” Wright said. “We did miss them today.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments PH coach Yeng Guiao. Photo from Fiba.basketballWith the game played behind closed doors, the Philippine team looked for other ways to draw crowd support against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifers Monday night.The silence was deafening inside a near-empty Araneta Coliseum, the stage where countless historic sporting events had been held, with only less than 150 people allowed inside.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Real Madrid more of a team without Ronaldo, says Bale READ: Philippines bounces back, pulls away in 4th to beat Qatar“It’s kinda surreal or it felt really weird playing in your own country or in your home stadium against another country and there’s no one cheering you,” national team coach Yeng Guiao admitted during the post-game press conferenceFEATURED 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 Chriss“So what we did was we were the ones who cheered for one another and after a while you get used to it,” Guiao added. “I also told them that a lot of Filipinos are watching us on TV, livestream and listening to us on the radio so just visualize that and imagine that and maybe that’s going to help you put out that effort.” MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
0Shares0000Eritrea’s Deyben Hintseab dribbled the ball past Djibouti’s Ali Youssouf during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Complex on December 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 13 – Ali Suleiman Ibrahim struck a brace in the second half as Eritrea beat Djibouti 3-0 at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on Friday afternoon to move to the brink of a first ever qualification to the semi-finals of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 25 years.Eritrea will just need a point in their final group match against Somalia on Sunday to confirm their place in the last four and will potentially set up a date with Kenya if they earn a point as well against Zanzibar on Saturday to finish top of Group B. “I am very delighted because these are young players. Most of them are from Under-20 and looking at how they have played, it is amazing. We want to build on from this one and hopefully get to the final,” head coach Efrem Haille told Capital Sport.Stars coach Francis Kimanzi and his assistant Zedekiah Otieno were present at the Lugogo Complex watching Eritrea as they anticipate a potential clash in Tuesday’s semi.Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi follows the Eritrea vs Djibouti CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Complex on December 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDjibouti’s hopes of making it into the semis now hinge on whether they can beat hosts Uganda on Sunday but still, their qualification will still rely on whether Eritrea lose to Somalia in their last game.This was head coach Julien Mette’s third loss since he took charge of the team in June.“It is a disgrace for us because today we did not play well. The senior players who were expected to offer leadership to the others failed today and we didn’t stick to our plan and play our game,” the French tactician stated.Isayas Abreham gave Eritrea the lead inside 11 minutes with a neat finish from close range, taking advantage of some poor defending from the Djibouti backline.They came close once again when Mubarek Khelifa broke away on the right but his ferocious shot was saved by the keeper with Robel Kidane heading the rebound wide.Action between Eritrea and Djibouti during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Complex on December 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Eritrea kept their dominance and they were 2-0 up after 68minutes when Suleiman scored the first of his two when he dribbled inside the box to slot the ball low into the left after Khelifa’s cross from the right was half heartedly cleared.Six minutes from time, he completed his brace, once again thanks to some schoolboy defending from Djibouti. Suleiman picked the ball inside the area after Djibouti lost possession under no pressure before shooting past the keeper.0Shares0000(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)
North Torrance was plagued by unforced errors as it split the first two games of its nonleague match Tuesday at West Torrance. But it didn’t take long after its loss in the second game for North to respond in dominant fashion and close out a 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-9 win. North (10-2) jumped out to early leads in the final two games, including an 11-0 run to start the fourth game. Kristin McNeese had three kills during North’s longest scoring stretch to help setter Karin Ng stay on the service line for nearly half of the the team’s points in the decisive game. The run was a chance at redemption for Ng, who took much of the heat for North’s poor passing earlier in the match. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: North Torrance recovers from a lackluster start to defeat West Torrance. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER What a difference a loss makes. “Our hitting and passing really picked up after the second game. I just wanted to pick it up so I could help our keep our team’s momentum going,” Ng said. Ng finished with 42 assists, most coming in the latter half of the match. Like Ng, outside hitter Ilyanna Hernandez also picked up her play over the final two games. Hernandez committed three service errors over the first two games, but committed just one over the last two. She also had a pair of back-to-back kills in the decisive fourth game, both of which came on errant sets by West that she quickly tapped down for easy kills in the middle of the court. She finished with 17 kills and 10 digs. “I knew I had to re-focus and cut back on my mental errors,” Hernandez said. While North limited its mistakes over the final two games, West (6-5) did just the opposite. Over the third and fourth games, the Warriors recorded five service errors and 13 hitting errors, including one by outside hitter Laura Day to give North its final point. “We started off down by 11 and just had such a hard time rebounding,” West coach Jennifer Haney said. “It seems like we get scarred and our confidence disappears. It’s kind of been a habit for us and it’s something we need to keep working on.” Tara O’Brien led West with 13 kills. Day added 10 kills and nine digs and Katie Colin had 17 assists, but it was not enough to slow down North’s balanced attack. McNeese had nine kills and 11 digs and Ashleigh Gideon added seven kills and nine digs for North. Perhaps the most consistent part of North’s game Tuesday was its play at the net. The Saxons recorded 10 blocks for points while at least a dozen others forced West into poor sets. Even though the teams are in different leagues, the win also was special simply because of the proximity between the schools. “It’s especially big because it was at their home,” Ng said. “We like to come in to (other gyms) and keep them quiet and show them we are a good team.” But even with its dominant play at the net, North’s play in the first two games gave West’s fans more than enough reason to cheer. “We missed probably close to 10 sets in that first game alone,” North coach Lawrence Hom said. “When you give a team like that a chance, they are usually going to make the most of it. “We need to get to the point where we start out games like we finished today, especially on the road. That demoralizes the other team and makes it a little easier to get the win.” Hom’s message of how important road wins are is a crucial one. Both of North’s last two season-ending playoff losses came on the road. “If we don’t want to repeat that, we’ve got to learn to start stronger,” Hom said. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Islam Slimani vies for the ball 1 West Ham and West Brom are both keen on a deal for Leicester striker Islam Slimani.The Algerian had a mixed first season with the former champions, managing just 13 starts in the Premier League.He managed a total of eight goals in 29 appearances in all competitions but a lot more was expected from him following his £29m move from Sporting Lisbon in August.Now, according to reports in Portugal, Sporting are interested in signing him back and believe Leicester may be interested in doing business.However, Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha has revealed that the Primeira Liga giants are wary of interest from both West Ham and West Brom.The two Premier League clubs are expected to add some much needed fire power to their squads when the window opens and Sporting reckon they could turn to Slimani.
Ufa manager Sergei Tomarov would like to raid Rangers in the transfer market if his side can emerge victorious against the Scottish Premiership team in the Europa League.The Russians will have to overturn a 1-0 deficit in their play-off after Rangers won by that scoreline in the first leg at Ibrox. targets targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST 2 REVEALED FC Ufa v Rangers match previewHowever, Tomarov believes his team are capable of doing that and if they are successful in their endeavours he would like Ufa to sign Rangers trio Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson.Steven Gerrard’s side bought Borna Barisic from beaten opponents Osijek and are close to agreeing another deal for winger Eros Grezda.Meanwhile, Ufa signed striker Lovro Bizjak from NK Domzale, who they defeated in their opening qualifier and appear set to agree a deal for Progres Niederkorn midfielder Olivier Thill after edging out the Luxembourg side in the last round.But Tomarov admitted it might be hard to make the audacious swoop for the Gers players as the European transfer window closes on Friday. IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Connor Goldson, whose goal separates Rangers and Ufa going into the second leg, is one of the players Tomarov is interested in Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ He said: “Who do I fancy? Rangers have many fine footballers. I really liked Alfredo Morelos up front, Connor Goldson in the centre of defence and the captain James Tavernier at right-back.“However, time isn’t on our side. There isn’t too much time to buy players because the transfer deadline is very soon.”Ufa were only formed in 2011 but have made excellent progress up the Russian lower leagues and made it to the top flight within three years.And their manager said that their showdown with Rangers is the biggest game in their short history. RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Morelos reportedly attracted the interest of Ligue 1 giants Lyon earlier this summer Tomarov added: “I can say for a fact this is the most important game in our history because we’ve gone in seven years from the third tier of Russian football to the Premier League.“Now we’re in the Europa League and within touching distance of the group stage.“Who knows, maybe next time it will be the Champions League, so we go step by step. Qualification is the most important stage for us at this period in our history.”
Gardai last night carried out more informal interviews with four teenagers in connection with the death of teenager Erin Gallagher.Donegal Daily understands that a number of girls were interviewed just a day after the tragic 13 year old was laid to rest after taking her own life last weekend.Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about the interviews. However sources say the interviews are being used to build-up a profile of the events which led to the death of the Finn Valley College student.Two teens were interviewed on Tuesday last with their parents as fears grow of reprisals for Erin’s death.A number of comments have been left on social media websites both before and after Erin’s death.Gardai have confiscated Erin’s mobile phone following her death. Her mum Lorraine revaled that she had read a number of comments on the phone which she claimed were of a bullying nature.The teens who presented themselves voluntarily by Gardai in recent days have been questioned about both comments on websites and also texts on Erin’s phone.Gardai are endeavoring to keep on top of what is a potentially hostile situation in the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar where Erin lived. FOUR MORE TEENAGERS QUIZZED IN ERIN DEATH PROBE was last modified: November 2nd, 2012 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:Erin GallagherGardaiinterviews
Noel Russell at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Given a month to get off landA CO Donegal farmer accused of ‘bullying’ the rightful owners of farmland has been ordered to leave land he had tried to claim in a court case.Fifty-year-old Noel Russell had taken a case against a Letterkenny man and her daughter under the adverse possession laws.The law entitles someone to claim land which they have used over a period of time and where there was no obvious claims from anyone else. However the application was opposed by Letterkenny community worker Tania McBride who bought the two acre plot near Kilmacrennan in 2001 and by her father Mr Kerr who has owned the land since 2006.Mr Russell had called a number of witnesses who backed his claim that he and his father were the only people using the land since his uncle sold it to Elizabeth and William John Pearson in 1983.However the Pearsons told the judge that Russell was a trespasser who they didn’t want on the land.Mr Pearson said he was told to “f*** off’ when he attempted to fence off his property. The couple also alleged that Mr Russell had threatened them when they tried to secure their property.After they sold the two acres of land to Ms McBride in 2001, she too had faced difficulties on her land. She said she was bullied.Russell removed her signs warning against trespassers and warned her not to erect a fence.The judge in her ruling accepted the testimony of the Pearsons and Ms McBride that they had made efforts to secure their property.In the case of the Pearsons, said Judge McDonnell, they were quiet people who didn’t want to cause a fuss and it was “completely understandable” why they didn’t want to pick a fight with the Russells. The judge also accepted their evidence in relation to attempts by Russell to buy the plot of land from both the Pearsons and Ms McBride.Judge McDonnell said that regardless of how long Russell had farmed or used the land, it was clear that the Pearsons believed the land to be theirs and their attempts to secure the property disproved the adverse possession argument.She ordered Russell to leave the land within one month and erect a fence around it on behalf of Ms McBride and her father.FARMER ACCUSED OF ‘BULLYING’ ORDERED BY JUDGE TO QUIT LAND was last modified: October 17th, 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)Tags:adverse possessionKilmacrennaletterkennyNoel RussellTania McBride
Donegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has written to Health Minister Leo Varadkar demanding an independent inquiry into flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital.Gardai at the latest flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital.The Sinn Fein TD says the public’s confidence in the location, planning and design of the building is “now in shreds.”He said another investigation and remedial action by the HSE is now not good enough. Deputy Mac Lochlainn even suggested points of reference for any inquiry which may be held.He asked Minister Varadkar “I am asking you and your Government colleagues to instigate a full independent inquiry. I believe that the public interest would best be served if this were to be a Commission of Investigation, led by a suitably qualified retired judge with a panel of experts appointed by and available to him or her.”He added that the people of Donegal have been forced to endure a serious curtailment of hospital services as a result of the flooding.The following is the full text of the letter sent by Deputy Mac Lochlainn to Minister Varadkar. Dear Minister Varadkar,As you aware, the site of the medical block at Letterkenny General Hospital with the Accident and Emergency Ward on the ground floor, was flooded again recently for the third time. I understand that it was initially flooded during the construction phase.As you can appreciate, the confidence of the people of Donegal in the location, planning and design of this block is now in shreds. They have also endured the serious curtailment of services, at times, at their hospital as a result. Not to mention the financial cost.Another investigation and remedial action by the HSE will not suffice.I am asking you and your Government colleagues to instigate a full independent inquiry. I believe that the public interest would best be served if this were to be a Commission of Investigation, led by a suitably qualified retired judge with a panel of experts appointed by and available to him or her. In relation to the terms of reference for the investigation, I would suggest the following:That the investigation examine the location, planning and design of the block and review the various flooding incidents that have occurred from the “turning of the sod” through to the present.The investigation must include full access to all data held by the relevant national and local government bodies and building contractors, from incubation, conception, delivery and sign off. This should include access to internal and external recruitment from the HSE for the project management team (office) to ensure that the employees who were in daily control of the project were hired in accordance with the Governments own legislation based on competence, experience and qualifications.At least one member of the expert panel to be appointed should have extensive troubleshooting and multi phased project experience to allow cohesion with the rest of the panel and to clarify on each specialty and areas of difference (an information developer) Full and unrestrictive access to all of the projects communications, electronic, hard copy and data storage to include but not exhaustive of all email and hard copy documents.Entire collection of project/programme controls, monitoring and evaluation, budgets, risk analysis, risk and controls logs, minutes of meetings from both internal, external, multi-tier organisations and internal and external minutes of meetings.The entire collection of ‘Business Case’ management files and the compiled and unedited versions of all of the projects workings.To report back to Government and the Houses of the Oireachtas within a six month period or in a shorter time frame if possible.This is not offered as an exhaustive terms of reference but merely suggestions on my behalf.Minister, I am available to meet with you and discuss these matters at your convenience.Regards,Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TDDonegal North EastMac LOCHLAINN ASKS HEALTH MINISTER TO HOLD INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO HOSPITAL FLOODING was last modified: August 12th, 2014 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:Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainndonegalHealth Minister Leo Varadkarhopsital floodingletterkenny