WIPA mourns passing of Basil Williams

first_imgKINGSTON:The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has expressed sadness at the passing of former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams.Williams died on Sunday in Atlanta in the United States after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.In a release, WIPA said it “is saddened by the passing of former West Indies and Jamaican cricketer Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams.”WIPA would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and the greater cricketing community across the Caribbean.”It added: “Alvadon Basil Williams was one of the elite few players to score a century on debut. He had a healthy Test average of 39.08 and an average of 36.02 in the regional first-class game.”WIPA’s President and CEO Wavell Hinds, on learning of Williams’ passing, said: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Williams. I wish to send my sincerest condolences to his family and friends and to the Jamaican and West Indian cricket community.”last_img read more

Jagdeo says caretaker Govt abusing powers to instruct GPF

first_imgThe caretaker coalition administration has been allegedly influencing the operation and management of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) through political interference to achieve some of their objectives.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThis was according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday, stating that officials of the Force would have indicated their dissatisfaction with the Government’s actions and ‘heavy-handed’ methods. This, he noted, occurs on a daily basis.“We have a lot of intelligence that is coming from the Police Force at the senior level, as well as junior level. People are totally dissatisfied with the Government and it is not just the Police but the other Joint Services…They’re very unhappy about the Government’s heavy-handed methods in interfering with Police’s placements, promotion etc; their political interference with the operational management of the Police Force. This takes place on a daily basis,” said Jagdeo.Roads around the Ministry of the Presidency being blocked off by the GPFOn Tuesday, it was chaos in the capital city after all roads leading to the Ministry of the Presidency were blocked off by the Police Force – which said it was instructed to do so to prevent any protests against the Government. Dozens of officers and barricades cordoned off the area, affecting hundreds of commuters who were forced to detour.“The Office of the President is being cordoned off due to anticipated protest action by whatever political party or nongovernmental organisation,” a Police source informed <<>>.The Police Force would have set up road blocks along Vlissengen Road between North Road and Homestretch Avenue, South Road between Oronoque and Vlissengen Road, Charlotte Street between Oronoque St and Shiv Chanderpaul Drive and Regent Road between Shiv Chanderpaul Drive and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.While no protest actions were planned, the Police source said the roads were blocked “just in case”. Customarily, during protests against the Government, persons would assemble on Vlissengen Road outside of the Ministry of the Presidency.It was unclear why instructions would be given to the GPF to restrict citizens from exercising their democratic right to freedom of expression. The blocking off of the roads ignited the ire of many road users who took to social media, complaining bitterly about how the alleged abuse of authority had inconvenienced them.Commenting on the incident, the Opposition Leader expressed, “It is a tragedy when you have to bring out all of these Police from their families, put them in line just to protect one man who doesn’t respect our Constitution and disadvantage thousands of citizens”.Jagdeo shared that the Government has been pushing the GPF to take actions during protests. He recalled Saturday night’s peaceful candlelight vigil outside of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, where President David Granger was delivering a feature address. There, he claimed that while some Police officers would have heeded instructions, others decided to take a professional stance.This incident resulted in the Police riot squad being called out to stand-off with peaceful protests, and the blocking off of the road, causing a major traffic build-up during the evening rush hour.The protesters, comprising of civil society and supporters of the Peoples Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C), expressed concerns about the legitimacy of the current Government. The protesters were also calling on the Head of State to announce a date for elections.“They’ve been pushing the Police to take action. They have to correct this embarrassment…Even that night, some of the people who had the political instructions were trying to escalate things and then there were some other Police who stood up, the professional ones,” he indicated.The current coalition Government has been recognised by the international community and other local organisations as operating outside of international standards of democracy – following its failure to hold elections in accordance with the country’s Constitution.Jagdeo has stated that the protest actions will be kept under review after the President issues a proclamation on the elections date. However, the possibility will remain open.last_img read more

Weather improves as wildfires burn on

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Tropical moisture flowing from the south replaced the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that roared in a week earlier and spread fires over more than a half-million acres, destroying more than 2,300 structures, including 1,700 homes. The number of deaths directly attributed to the fires officially rose to seven. Officials confirmed that the flames killed four suspected illegal immigrants whose charred bodies were found near the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, said Jose Alvarez, a public information officer for San Diego County emergency services. Identification of the victims was continuing. Although more than a dozen blazes were surrounded, containment of nine other blazes ranged from 97 percent to just 25percent. More than 21,000 structures were considered threatened, and more than 15,000 firefighters were on the lines, the state Office of Emergency Services said. “It’s very overcast right now, no wind. Low humidity, about 30 percent. They’re talking about rain,” said Audrey Hagen, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in San Diego. Active fires burned in the Lake Arrowhead resort region of the San Bernardino Mountains 100 miles east of Los Angeles, and in rugged wilderness above isolated canyon communities of Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles. A big blaze 60 miles northeast of San Diego stopped its advance toward the mountain town of Julian. One home burned Saturday morning in Arrowbear, east of Lake Arrowhead, after power was restored in the area and an electrical fire erupted in the residence, said Mike Huddleston, an investigation supervisor with the San Bernardino County Fire Department. A wildfire was about a mile from thousands of homes in Arrowbear, Green Valley Lake and Running Springs. Rain began falling in the mountain range during the late afternoon. “The fire is moving away from the residences, but with the wind anything can happen,” said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Lisa Jones. Forecasters said there would be a weak flow of wind out of the north and northwest today and then a return to calm and drizzle. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told a news conference that he would work to improve problems in the state’s deployment of firefighting aircraft when major wildfires erupt. The Associated Press reported Thursday that nearly two dozen military helicopters stayed grounded for days after several wildfires broke out because state personnel who must be on board were not immediately available. Two of the California National Guard’s C-130 cargo planes also couldn’t help because they’ve yet to be outfitted with tanks needed to carry thousands of gallons of fire retardant, though that was promised four years ago. “There are things that we could improve on and I think this is what we are going to do because a disaster like this … in the end is a good vehicle, a motivator for everyone to come together,” Schwarzenegger said. “I remember after Katrina, as sad as it is, but it takes sometimes a disaster like this to really wake everyone up and affect things.” In Southern California fire areas, about 4,400 people remained in 28 shelter sites, but others waited out the fires in makeshift encampments. In Highland, at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, about 20 people were in their sixth day of living in a Wal-Mart parking lot, getting daily visits from sheriff’s officials who reported their 17 homes were still intact. “What are the chances of that? The hundreds of people staying at the shelters, I still don’t think they have the comfort of knowing that kind of information,” said Robert Newbourgh, 44. Light rain also fell on the Rancho Bernardo section of San Diego, where more than 360 homes were lost. National Guard troops patrolled and postal trucks delivered mail to homes that were still standing. “Everybody is really happy for me and I’m sad for them,” said Helena Hyman, a retired school administrator whose cul-de- sac home survived with five ruined homes on each side. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RAIN: Showers offered some relief on Saturday. Drizzle and calm winds are expected today. By Garance Burke THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAKE ARROWHEAD – Firefighters battled stubborn wildfires across Southern California on Saturday, but scattered showers brought a welcome improvement in conditions. last_img read more

WATCH: Man City arrival’s best bits for BVB in 2015/16

first_imgPep Guardiola made his first signing as Manchester City manager on Thursday, when Ilkay Gundogan arrived from Borussia Dortmund.The 25-year-old German midfielder, who is currently out of action for around six months with a knee injury, completed a move to the Etihad for around £20m, signing a four-year deal. He has been one of the Bundesliga’s outstanding performers since joining from Nuremberg in 2011. And before his Euro 2016-ending injury last month, Gundogan made 40 appearances for club and country this season, scoring on three occasions.Check out some of his best bits – including defence-splitting assists – from 2015/16 by clicking the video, above!last_img

Meet the man shaking up the Letterkenny cocktail scene

first_imgHouse Wine Bar & Taproom manager Stephen Mc Laughlin is set to launch the venue’s brand new cocktail and food menu this Friday. Stephen Mc Laughlin has extensive experience in the industry, from various management roles in bars between England, Germany and Ireland, to actually brewing beer with Smile’s Brewery, Bristol. When Smile’s closed, Stephen returned to bar management, working with Fuller’s pub in Bristol. He then moved to work as a relief manager, travelling all over the UK before moving home for a brief period, then moved to Germany to work for the Irish bar Fiddler’s. Stephen returned to Ireland 12 years ago working for various companies, which provided a wealth of knowledge and travel opportunities between Dubai and the USA. Travel has a been a huge influence on Stephen’s creativity when it comes to cocktails and expanding his knowledge and interest in fine wines, premium spirits and craft beer. After moving around for many years Stephen decided to come home and joined the Voodoo Venue team six years ago. He has stayed with the company over the years due to its openness to try new ideas and freedom to be creative, an example of this was creating Letterkenny’s only dedicated cocktail bar.Stephen was recently appointed House Wine Bar & Taproom manager, due to his extensive knowledge of products and attention to detail. He has recently given House a facelift, by creating new food and drinks menus and making cocktails a much more prominent feature of House. The team at House are looking forward to meeting guests soon, who will see their new menus and avail of their weekly promotions. All you have to do is sign up to our Craft & Cork Club and you can avail of 20% off gin of the week on Tuesdays, 2 for 1 on cocktail of the week on Wednesdays and €20 per bottle of prosecco on Thursdays reduced from €25. Or come down and check out House’s brand new Sunday folk session from 6-9pm.Meet the man shaking up the Letterkenny cocktail scene was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 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) Tags:eventsfoodhouse barVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

West Ham want Giroud, Man United to sell Smalling, Everton set for £150m spree?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…West Ham are eyeing a move for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud as they plot a summer rebuild of their striking department. The France international has suggested that he will not settle for another season on the bench at Arsenal having spent much of the year backing up Alexis Sanchez and then fighting Danny Welbeck for a starting role. (London Evening Standard)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal are free to sign Alexandre Lacazette – but he wants Olivier Giroud in part-exchange. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are on the verge of signing CSKA Moscow star Aleksandr Golovin. But the deal means the Gunners will loan the midfielder back to the Russian side ahead of the new season. (The Sun)Chris Smalling will be sold by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho this summer, with West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion and Everton already interested. England international Smalling could be available for as little as £15million after Mourinho decided to replace him with Sweden’s Victor Lindelof. (Daily Telegraph)Everton’s £30m deal for Jordan Pickford is set to kick off a £150million summer signing spree at Goodison Park. Pickford’s capture is expected to be swiftly followed by a £25m deal for Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen while Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez and Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson are also Toffees targets. (Daily Mirror)Birmingham City are increasingly hopeful of beating rivals Aston Villa to the signing of John Terry after his Chelsea exit. (The Times)Manchester City are ready to slash Samir Nasri’s £16m asking price because of a lack of interest. The French ace has been on loan at Spanish giants Sevilla this season, who are looking likely not to take up their permanent option to buy him. (The Sun)Burnley are keen on Hull’s Scotland defender Andy Robertson – but he would prefer a move to Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)Huddersfield are in talks to sign Tom Ince in a shock deal for their debut season in the Premier League. David Wagner has targeted the Derby star as he looks to build a squad capable of competing in their first year in the top flight. (The Sun)Hull City’s new coach Leonid Slutsky wants to make Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas his first signing. (London Evening Standard)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?LISTEN: Garry Monk tells talkSPORT he didn’t ‘align’ with Leeds United’s new ownershipManchester United FC transfer news: Alvaro Morata’s agent confirms ‘very important’ offer from Premier League sideChelsea FC transfer news: Lyon close to agreeing deal for West Ham and Everton target Bertrand TraoreEverton FC transfer news: How the Toffees could line up next season with FIVE new signingsTransfer ALERT! Arsenal and Tottenham target Hakan Calhanoglu ‘wants move to England or Italy’Transfer BLOW! Chelsea and Arsenal miss out as Juventus agree deal for in-demand Sampdoria striker Patrik SchickTransfer news: Chelsea and Manchester United interested in Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis PapastathopoulosTransfer news: Fenerbahce demanding £17.5million for defender Simon Kjaer amid reported interest from Brighton and LiverpoolJohn Terry latest: Aston Villa ready to battle Bournemouth for former Chelsea captainlast_img read more


first_imgSeamus Coleman has been named Players’ Players of the Season at Everton’s ninth annual End of Season Awards.He was also named Player of the Year in a double celebration for the Killybegs man.The right-back picked up the honour after being voted the winner by his Blues peers. Coleman joined a list of past victors that includes Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka and three-time winner Leighton Baines.Defensively Ireland international has played a major role in helping Everton’s lean rearguard – one that has conceded a meagre 39 goals in the Premier League this term.However, Coleman’s goalscoring form has also been notable, with the 25-year-old having bagged seven goals in all competitions.Speaking live to evertontv upon receiving his award, Coleman said: “It’s a very proud for moment for myself. These are the lads I train and play with every Saturday, so it’s a great honour to get their vote.” Coleman, a January 2009 arrival from Sligo Rovers, had one of his seven strikes – his stunner at Swansea City in December – in contention to win the Goal of the Season prize.And the full-back admitted he has been delighted by his attacking contribution in 2013/14.He added: “My form has been good and I’ve been happy with how I have played this season. I got off to a good start in the first game [at Norwich] and I have managed to kick-on from there.”Tonight’s award is his second in as many weeks – after he was named on the Premier League team of the year. TEAM MATES NAME SEAMUS COLEMAN EVERTON’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: May 8th, 2014 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:evertonPLAYER OF THE YEARseamus colemanlast_img read more


first_imgLabhair an tAire Stáit na Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich ar na daoine a chuaigh i bhfeidhm air le linn a óige i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGall.D’inis sé chomh maith cad é mar a raibh scoilt sa teaghlach ó thaobh na polaitíochta agus cad é mar a spreag sé le Garrett Fitzgerald nuair a bhí sé ina mhac léinn i mBaile Átha Cliath.Bhí sé ag caint in agallamh ar na mallaibh agus dúirt sé in ainneoin go raibh an teanga faoi bhrú sa Ghaletacht “tá tobar mór Gaeilge ar fud na tire”. “Sin an fáth, ins an Dáil deireanach, gur chuir muid an polasaí seo le chéile agus tá anois mar aidhm ag an rialtas seo é a chur i bhfeidhm.“`Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste’ agus tuigfidh an pobal é sin. Beidh meas ar an iarracht as seo amach, ní ar an chaighdeán atá acu, ach ar an iarracht,” ar seisean.Dúirt sé go raibh a aintín, Máire Nic Fhionnlaoich, a chuaigh sí i bhfeidhm go mór air.“Seanchaí a bhí inti agus chaith Máirtín Ó Cadhain seachtain ins an teach linn sna caogadaí agus ghlac sé síos cuid dena cuid scéalta ar téipeanna agus tháinig leabhar amach anuraidh, ‘Ó Cadhain i dTír Chonaill’. “Chuir Pádraig Ó Baoill amach é agus tá cuid dá cuid scéalta ansin. Agus níos fearr ná sin, tá dlúthdhioscaí dá cuid cainte ansin agus tá sé cosúil le glór ar ais ón tsíoraíocht. Bhí sí an-chineálta agus chuaigh sí i bhfeidhm go mór orm agus ar na deartháireacha eile a bhí sa teach.”Is féidir an t–agallamh a léamh anseo www.beo.ieTEAGHLACH, TEANGA, POLAITÍOCHT AGUS AN tAIRE was last modified: November 16th, 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:Dinny McGinleyDonnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoichlast_img


first_imgAnti-austerity protesters from wave a Donegal flag in EnniskillenA number of Donegal anti-austerity protestors have joined an increasing protest at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh today.Protestors waved a Donegal flag as our picture shows.The summit is taking place behind tight security, with 8,000 police on duty around the venue. There are no large gatherings of protesters in Enniskillen, but a few anti-G8 campaigners have pitched tents near Enniskillen Castle.The Parades Commission in Northern Ireland says it expects around 3,000 people to take part in an anti-G8 rally in Co Fermanagh this evening.The “Fermanagh G8 Not Welcome” demonstration will march from Enniskillen Library to the security cordon surrounding the Lough Erne resort.There is a large security presence in the area and it is expected the very small number of protesters will grow steadily throughout the day as bus loads of people arrive in the town. A flotilla of boats took part in an anti-fracking protest in Enniskillen.DONEGAL PROTESTERS JOIN MARCH AT G8 SUMMIT was last modified: June 17th, 2013 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:G8 Summitprotesterslast_img read more

Sunday punch

first_img When do you tell the future Hall of Famer it’s about time to speed up retirement plans and let the winless team see if Aaron Rogers has some game? “As long as I’m going to play, I’m going to give everyone their money’s worth, I can promise you,” Favre says. PAUL DePODESTA HOT … LUKE WARM … COLD FISHMICHELLE WIE Yup, our little girl is all grows up. The Million Dollar Baby who can’t even flash a driver’s license yet has deals from Nike and Sony and is on the cover of Fortune magazine before her 16th birthday. We’re most proud of her $500,000 to hurricane relief. BRETT FAVRE Who to pick up: Michael Pittman proved last week that he can still play when given the opportunity. With Carnell Williams banged up with a hamstring injury and questionable to play this week, opportunity might keep coming for Pittman. – Matthew Kredell Note: For expanded fantasy insights, visit http://www.dailynews.com/fantasyfootball. FROM THE LIP “You pretty much have to be a goat to walk this course.” – LPGA star Annika Sorenstam, after surviving last week’s slow-play delayed Office Depot Championship on the multi-tiered fairway Trump National Golf Club carved out of the cliffs in Rancho Palos Verdes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Power Point presentation he emailed to Jim Tracy was perfectly clear: The manager had to go because the pie chart said so. The kid better make sure that virus protector is turned up a few notches from the responses he’ll get from other computer-savvy Dodgers fans. FANTASY ISLANDJUREVICIUS HAS RAMS ON RADAR A look at this weekend’s best fantasy football moves: Who to start: With Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram injured and doubtful to play, Joe Jurevicius could be the No. 1 WR for Seattle this week against a St. Louis pass defense that ranks 27th in the NFL. Who to sit: Jimmy Smith has four touchdowns in four games this season, but he’ll have a difficult time against Cincinnati and shut-down corner Deltha O’Neal. Sit him only if you have a good secondary option. last_img read more