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  • Windies bowlers toil on opening day of first Test

    first_imgHOBART, Australia (AP):Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten centuries and combined for a 317-run partnership to pace Australia to a commanding 438-3 on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies yesterday.Voges, who resumed on nine after lunch and reached his century before tea at Bellerive Oval, was unbeaten on 174 at the end of play.Fellow Western Australian player Marsh made 97 in the third session to finish the day on 139 not out as the frustrated West Indies bowlers failed to take a wicket after lunch.Australia brought up 400 in 78 overs, an average of more than five runs per over, and finished the day with an average of 4.92.”I started a little bit slow, but once I got into my rhythm I felt really good out there, and I think Vogesy really helped with that,” Marsh said.”He was going really well and scoring runs freely and sort of got me going as well. I thought he batted beautifully today, and to be out there with one of my really good mates (and) to both get hundreds for our country was very special.”Television commentator and former legspinning great Shane Warne was critical of West Indies captain Jason Holder for not taking the second new ball when it was available after 80 overs and for not moving players in from the boundary to the slip cordon in an attempt to take a late wicket.It was a big first day for scoring in the region, with New Zealand making 409-8 on the opening day of their home Test against Sri Lanka at Dunedin.Voges made his first-class debut 13 years ago but did not earn his first Test cap for Australia until June on this year’s tour of the Caribbean. It was the third career century for each player and Marsh’s first at an Australian ground.”It’s something I’ve been working really hard to try and do,” said Marsh. “I got 99 last year (against India), so to get to three figures on home soil was pretty special.”Earlier, West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took the important wickets of opener David Warner and captain Steven Smith as Australia went to lunch at 121-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat.Warner and Joe Burns hit a combined 12 boundaries in an opening partnership of 75 runs from the first eight overs, but Australia went on to lose three wickets for 51.Burns was clean-bowled by paceman Shannon Gabriel for 33 and Smith was caught at first slip off Warrican for 10. Warner scored 64 before being caught behind in the second to last over before lunch.”We had Australia at 120-odd for three, but Marsh and Voges were both very good, and they put us on the back foot,” Warrican told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio.”Later in the day, it became more difficult for the bowlers to get wickets. It just wasn’t disciplined to be honest. We will have to come out tomorrow and bowl really well.”Gabriel left the pitch during the final session with a left ankle injury and was expected to undergo later scans. He finished the day with 1-59 off 10 overs.last_img read more

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  • Mother of 2 who killed abusive boyfriend granted early release

    first_imgSection D, South Sophia, Greater Georgetown mother of two, Tramangra Williams, known as “Queenie” has been granted early release from prison following her 18-year prison sentence over the unlawful killing of her Bajan boyfriend over 10 years ago. She was sentenced in January 2014 by Justice Navindra Singh for her criminal actions but after consideration of her behaviour and circumstances surrounding the case, she was paroled and released several years ahead of schedule.Tramangra Williams, known as “Queenie”She had mounted a challenge in the Appeal Court which came up on Monday. Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards and fellow Appellate Justices Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory were set to hear the case. However, the unrepresented woman, in a soft tone, informed the senior judges of her desire to withdraw her appeal.Chancellor Edwards, after a brief consideration, announced that such leave was granted which meant the appeal was discontinued. Appearing on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was State Counsel, Teshanna Lake.On December 27, 2008, “Queenie” stabbed Tyrone McDonald Best of Barbados at South Sophia. He died on January 3, 2009, while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).It was previously reported that after considering the evidence during the High Court trial, a 12-member mixed jury found her not guilty of murder but guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter.Justice Singh’s sentence was initially 30 years, but he had deducted 12 years for provocation and remorse shown as the offender had told the jury via an unsworn statement that she was sorry for what happened.Williams told the jury that she loved the Bajan man and never intended to stab him.It was revealed during the trial that the Bajan accused his Guyanese partner of having an affair with her cousin’s father on the afternoon “Queenie” asked the older man for money and marijuana.Her story was that while on the way to the home of her friend, he slapped her across the head and beat her across the body. After they got home, Tyrone had reportedly aimed one of his boots at her head, but she suddenly turned around with a knife and he supposedly charged into it and received injuries to his abdomen.last_img read more

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  • Peace region roads under travel advisories

    first_imgSome roads in the Peace Region are under a travel advisory.As of 7 p.m. on Saturday, Highway 29 from Tumbler Ridge to Hudson’s Hope and Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd are under travel advisories.Both stretches of highway have limited visibility with blowing snow and Ministry of Transportation officials are advising motorists to use extreme caution when traveling.- Advertisement -As for other roads in the Peace Region, most are listed in good winter driving condition.For more information on roads in the Peace Region or anywhere else in B.C., visit www.drivebc.calast_img read more

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  • Germany call up Leno, Gnabry as injury cover

    first_imgGoretzka is out with a thigh injury and stayed in Munich for treatment, while Trapp also failed to train with the Germany squad in Berlin on Tuesday after suffering a knock.Bayern winger Gnabry and Arsenal goalkeeper Leno are expected to join the squad on Wednesday afternoon.The Germany team will fly to Amsterdam on Friday, but Loew has yet to train with his full 21-man squad in Berlin.Like Goretzka and Trapp, wing-back Jonas Hector also sat out Tuesday’s open session, watched by 5,000 fans at Hertha Berlin’s training complex, after playing for second-division club Cologne on Monday.Loew is already missing key players with Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus (knee) and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (thigh) both sitting out the internationals with minor knocks.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been called up to the Germany squad, after injury to Kevin Trapp, for their Nations League away matches against the Nerthlands in Amsterdam on Saturday and next Tuesday in Paris against France. © AFP / Adrian DENNISBERLIN, Germany, Oct 10 – Germany coach Joachim Loew has called in reinforcements for the upcoming Nations League matches against France and the Netherlands with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and winger Serge Gnabry covering for injury.Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka and Eintracht Frankfurt shot-stopper Kevin Trapp are both sidelined, so Loew has called up Leno and Gnabry for Saturday’s game against the Dutch in Amsterdam and Tuesday’s match against world champions France in Paris.last_img read more

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  • Man Utd can still qualify for Champions League, says Solskjaer

    first_img0Shares0000Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after a string of bad results © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 25 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United can still qualify for the Champions League despite a collapse in form extended by their derby defeat against Manchester City.United have now lost seven of their past nine games in all competitions, leaving them three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League with three matches to go. But they have been helped by the stumbles of others, with Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Wolves on Wednesday keeping the door open.Chelsea visit Old Trafford on Sunday and Solskjaer has urged his side to keep fighting for Champions League football despite the chastening 2-0 defeat at the hands of City on Wednesday.“We need more quality on Sunday and if we win that game, we have two games to go,” Solskjaer told manutd.com.“Of course we want to get into the top four. I haven’t been planning on playing on Thursday nights (in the Europa League) yet. We just have to make sure we give ourselves a chance on Sunday.“We’re three games away from the end of the season, we’re three points behind the top four and no one would have given us a chance a few months ago.“It’s maybe taken its toll on the players. It’s my job now to see who wants to sacrifice enough to be here.”Like Arsenal and United, Chelsea have also endured some disappointing recent results, missing their own chance to pull clear when they drew at home with Burnley on Monday.United’s poor recent form has been a particular disappointment given the impressive sequence of results when Solskjaer first arrived as caretaker boss following Jose Mourinho’s exit in December.They began brightly against City at Old Trafford but could not maintain the intensity required, though they avoided a repeat of the insipid display duing the weekend’s 4-0 loss at Everton.Striker Marcus Rashford urged fans to keep the faith.“Tough period for us at the moment and as a United fan myself I understand how you’re feeling,” he wrote on Twitter.“We’ve shown how we can play, we need to get back to doing what we know we can do!”0Shares0000(Visited 70 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • SHOCK as Greg Dyke admits: ‘Why would anyone want the England job?’

    first_imgFootball Association chairman Greg Dyke has questioned why anybody would want to manage England, after bookmakers’ favourite Gareth Southgate was said to have turned down the job.Monday’s humiliating Euro 2016 last-16 exit to Iceland led to Roy Hodgson’s immediate resignation and left the national game in a state of disarray.The Three Lions’ torrid performance was almost as depressing as the shortage of options the FA have as they search for the 68-year-old’s successor.Southgate was reportedly the top choice to take over on interim bases, with the likes of Arsene Wenger, Laurent Blanc and Luiz Felipe Scolari also linked.But reports on Wednesday claimed Southgate had no interest in stepping up from coaching the Under-21s and had rejected the offer of taking over the senior team.Outgoing chief Dyke – who leaves the FA next month – appears relieved not to be involved in those discussions, and admitted the role is not an attractive one for many of the top bosses.“It’s got to be somebody who really knows English football,” he said, as reported by The Guardian.“But there are loads of them now, more of them than there are English.“You need someone who knows about English football. But Martin [Glenn, FA chief executive] made clear you go for the best person. The harder question is why anybody would want it.” 1 Outgoing chairman Greg Dyke will not be part of the FA’s search for the next England boss last_img read more

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  • Couple calls river home

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Two weeks ago Azusa police told them they are trespassing, along with the 25 other adults living in a mile radius. Police gave the squatters until June 16 to move, citing health and safety concerns. They also said they will bulldoze the encampments “to clean the land and prevent water contamination.” But Mellon and Kitto say they are peaceful, loving people who wouldn’t hurt a fly, and they are being unfairly blamed for things going wrong in the area. They said others attracted to the riverbed to bike, hike, fish and swim create problems, not them. “All we are asking is to leave us alone. We haven’t started any trouble,” said Kitto, 51, a former movie camera grip. “Where do they want us to go?” The couple said they will ask a judge to halt the eviction and are looking into squatter and homesteading rights to bolster their case. Police say it’s too dangerous to let them stay. “Our standing point is that it’s unsafe, not a proper facility, on private property and has inherent dangers. We are aware people are living down there with criminal records, on parole and not working,” said Azusa police Lt. John Momot. “It’s trouble waiting to happen.” He said it could raise the liability exposure to the city and federal government should they get hurt or killed. Mellon and Kitto have accused the police of discrimination and harassment. “Why aren’t others considered to be trespassing? Trespassing is trespassing as far as I’m concerned,” Kitto said. “This whole area is open to the public. There aren’t any fences around here.” Mellon, 52, and a grandmother of six, said she lived in Monterey Park for 22 years while she raised her children. When her husband left her, she said she ended up pitching a tent in a friend’s back yard in Azusa. When the friend was evicted four years ago, she moved to the river. After Kitto moved there two years ago, the couple began collecting items left in garbage cans and along curbs on trash days. At their encampment everything electrical runs on batteries, including a television, a radio and a lighting system with a switchplate in the living/game room that’s lined with a Persian rug and a “Home Sweet Home” sign hanging on the wall. Their bedroom has a queen-size bed and closets for their personal belongings. A stove, groceries, a cooler and eating utensils fill the kitchen area where a spice rack dangles from the tent walls. “Whatever I can do in a house, I can do out here,” said Mellon, a Washington state native. Kitto, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, said he spent from 2002 to 2004 in California’s Delano State Prison for hacking into bank computers. He said he likes living near the river because it keeps him from temptation. They travel to town by bike, public transportation or walking to do odd jobs. The couple are on medical disability and waiting for the Social Security benefits to kick in. They have sought help from local homeless shelters. Representatives, however, said they have to live separately. “That ain’t gonna happen,” Kitto said. They both want to continue living in their home with their pit bull puppy, Mischief. They say life is peaceful near the river and they have most creature comforts. “We have nowhere to go and we’re not going to Skid Row,” Mellon said. “We’ll take our chances with the Azusa PD and tell them to take a flying leap. I fought too hard to get this.” marianne.love@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 06/02: Riverbed, Home no More Sunny Mellon and Jim Kitto are digging their heels in the dirt. They’re planning to stay put, much like the stakes that tie down the corners of their two-room tent, detached kitchen and free-standing shower stall about 100 feet from the banks of the San Gabriel River just below the Angeles National Forest. For four years the couple have lived in their tent home pitched on land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. last_img read more

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  • GAA NEWS: NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED AND RATIFIED AT BUNCRANA AGM

    first_imgBuncrana GAA NotesThe Club held its AGM last week in the Scarvey and the Clubhouse was packed out. The outgoing committee were thanked for their work over the past year and the new committee was elected and ratified.We will have a fuller account of proceedings on the night in our next Notes but in the meantime thanks to all who attended, made their voices heard and we look forward to another great year for our Club. County A U21 ChampionshipBuncrana bowed out at the Quarter final stage on Saturday but that is not to take away from the fine Four Masters performance. Buncrana fielded an understrength team, missing at least 4 key players and had to rely on some of the younger panel members to take on a much bigger, more experienced outfit. Our young team gave all they had and we know that is there a lot of potential in this young squad for the years ahead. Much thanks must go to the management team, especially Lawrence Hegarty, who put a lot of time and effort into getting the team this far.Minor B County Championship The Minors will be taking on the Four Masters in this game but the details have still to be confirmed. The info will be posted on our Facebook page when issued.Minor Girls Mini BlitzThe Girls season ended on Sunday when they took part in their last competitive games in O’Donnell Park on Sunday. They’ll be glad of the break given the near-Artic conditions on the day with wind, rain, hail and sleet battering them as they lost out to Fanad Gaels and St Eunan’s, both extremely strong and experienced teams. Indeed, St Eunan’s went on to win the competition and will next meet Four Masters in the County B Final.Minor Football PresentationThe Presentation of Ulster and All Ireland Runner up medals for minor football will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday 29th November. Tickets cost €25.U12 indoor hurling continues on Monday nights in Crana College from 6:30-7:30. Eligible children will have been born in 2003/2004. All new comers are welcome. Fee €2 for Hall. Competitions start in January. Scoot on over to the Club website – buncranagaa.com – where we’re doing a bit of revamping there. Hopefully we’ll have the decorations and tree up there for Christmas! Any good photos you have that we could upload would be much appreciated, email them to buncrana.pro@gmail.com. You can renew your annual membership there too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…GAA National DrawThe Club is participating in the GAA National Draw – There are fantasic prizes, including a trip for two to New York, a €1,000 shopping voucher, not to mention a trip next year with the All Stars and various corporate packages for the All-Ireland’s 2015!You can enter the draw online at www.buncranagaa.com/national-club-draw-2015/. Please enter and help to raise funds that aid the development of Buncrana’s young people and help make our community better. Cursa GaeilgeNa dean dearmad – Irish class this Tuesday in the Clubhouse as usual.SAVE THE DATE! Santa is coming to the Scarvey on December 20th. This has proven to be a great days fun for kids (and parents too!) in the past few years and Santa has never disappointed them yet. We’ll post more details later once everything’s confirmed, particularly Santa’s arrival time from North Pole, which can be hard to depict as it’s such a busy time of year for him! Anyone who has any unwanted Christmas decorations or lights then please donate to the club, we will gratefully accept them, just let Claire or Grainne know. Anyone wanting to volunteer a few hours wrapping, helping out on the day, etc, most welcome too.Scór na nÓg– CLG Dhún na nGallAt the time of writing our Scór na nÓg group are taking part in the Ulster semi-final in Glenullin on Sunday. They are performing a drama, “Sean Carraigeacha na hÉireann”, so good luck to them and we hope they’re enjoying the experience.Bord na nOg Presentation PhotosTeam photos (including U6’s) available for €8Player/most improved of the year/presentation photos available for €5All proceeds go to the club. Contact Aidan on 0862762671Bord Inis EoghainThe AGM of Bord Inis Eoghain will take place in late January, provisionally set for Monday 26th January. The date will be confirmed early in the new year. All nominations and motions to be sent to the Secretary by Friday 12th December.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us onwww.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.Kathleen McLaughlin, lucky winner of €500 in the club Lotto draw, bring presented with her cheque by Cathy McCarron. As there was no winner of the club jackpot of over €4,500, the draw was then held for the monthly prize of €500.GAA NEWS: NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED AND RATIFIED AT BUNCRANA AGM was last modified: December 8th, 2014 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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  • ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP: DONEGAL IN CONTROL AT HALF TIME – DONEGAL 1-6 DERRY 0-4

    first_imgDonegal are in control at MacCumhaill Park showing plenty of determination in the opening half of this Ulster Championship quarter final.The game is being played in very slippy conditions with both sides finding it difficult to control the ball.However it’s Donegal who are having the better of the exchanges with the Donegal half-back line proving particularly effective. Donegal could be further ahead but for a habit of overplaying the ball in attack in the last third of the pitch.Mark McHugh, Colm McFadden and Paddy McBrearty have been working hard up front as has Karl Lacey who is doing a terrific job on Derry’s dangerman Paddy Bradley.Despite being in control, Donegal were still only 0-4 to 0-2 after 25 minutes played with Derry’s defence working very hard.Leo McLoone scored a fine point to make it 0-5 to 0-2 after 26 minutes. Three minutes later Paddy Bradley pulled a point back after Frank McGlynn fouled Lynn.Donegal made a vital break on the half hour mark when Colm McFadden broke through on the left wing and cut in.He was eventually dispossessed but the ball fell to Leo McLoone who hit the back of the net from close range to make it 1-5 to 0-3.Paddy Bradley pulled another point back after a foul with a fine long range kick.Donegal continued to work hard up until the break and Michael Murphy put his name on the scoresheet with a free just before the break. Donegal should be further ahead but they look solid as the teams go in with Donegal leading 1-6 to 0-4.ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP: DONEGAL IN CONTROL AT HALF TIME – DONEGAL 1-6 DERRY 0-4 was last modified: June 17th, 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)last_img read more

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  • LETTER SHOWS THAT FUNDING FOR LETTERKENNY RELIEF ROAD IS LONG WAY AWAY

    first_imgA letter sent to Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar shows there are no plans in the immediate future to start work on the Letterkenny Relief Road.The letter sent to Deputy MacLochlainn and Minister Leo Varadkar.The letter states that due to a lack of funding, no further works will be carried out on plans for the Bonagee Link between the Lifford Road and Letterkenny.The plan had included a bridge over the Rover Swilly which would have taken a large volume of traffic away from the town. Donegal Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who was also sent the letter by a spokesman for the National Road Authority, has slammed the lack of action on the project.Deputy Mac Lochlainn was speaking after the National Roads Authority responded on behalf of the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar to parliamentary questions submitted by him.He said “A recent road traffic accident on the Port Road demonstrated yet again how vital the Bonagee Link from the recently constructed N56 IDA road to the Dry Arch Roundabout is to the people and economy of Letterkenny and North Donegal. People were caught in a traffic gridlock for hours and the damage to the local economy was substantial.“It is outrageous that four years after Donegal County Council has submitted their plans to the National Roads Authority, this Government stil has failed to free up the neccessary finances. They are investing hundreds of millions of euro across the state from various sources and yet again, Donegal has been shafted. “They also have refused to fund the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford road upgrade that is also a vital project, particularly when the A5 dual carriageway proceeds. Are this Government going to allow the first entry point to Donegal for many from the new dual carriageway to be what is a glorified bog road with bend after bend?”He said he was now calling again on the Government supporting Oireachtas members and councillors to “step up to the plate and make the fight for our county.” LETTER SHOWS THAT FUNDING FOR LETTERKENNY RELIEF ROAD IS LONG WAY AWAY was last modified: April 17th, 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:donegalfundingLetterkenny Relief Roadlast_img read more

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