Russell cameo fails to save Islamabad

first_imgDUBAI, UAE (CMC):AndrÈ Russell’s cameo was not enough to save Islamabad United as they plunged to a comprehensive eight-wicket defeat to Quetta Gladiators in the opening game of the inaugural Pakistan Super League yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gladiators finished on 128 for seven off their 20 overs with West Indies all-rounder Russell blasting a quick-fire unbeaten 35.They were slumping at 63 for six in the 15th over when Russell joined captain Misbah-ul-Haq to post a frenzied 57 from 27 balls in an entertaining seventh-wicket stand.The right-handed Russell faced 20 balls and struck four fours and a six while Misbah top-scored with 41 from 28 deliveries, with four fours and a six.Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz finished with four for 13 from his four overs.In reply, Gladiators raced to their target with four overs to spare, thanks to English opener Luke Wright’s terrific 86 not out off 53 deliveries.He counted 11 fours and four sixes and put on 53 for the first wicket with Pakistani Ahmed Shehzad (11) and a further 59 in an unbroken third-wicket partnership with Nawaz, who stroked a run-a-ball 22 not out.Medium pacer Russell was expensive in his two-over spell, conceding 31 runs, while West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree also went wicket-less from three overs, which cost 25 runs.last_img read more

IAAF suspends Russia from international competition

first_imgLONDON (AP):Russia’s track and field federation was provisionally suspended yesterday by the sport’s governing body, keeping the country out of international competition for an indefinite period – possibly including next year’s Olympics in Brazil.The suspension was approved by a 22-1 vote during a teleconference of the 27-member council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).The IAAFs president, Sebastian Coe, convened the meeting after Russia was accused of widespread, systematic doping in a report released Monday by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commission.Coe was under heavy pressure to take tough action, despite efforts by Russian officials to avoid a blanket ban by agreeing to cooperate and make reforms in their anti-doping system.The suspension will take effect immediately, barring Russian athletes from all international track and field events until the country can prove it has put its house in order. It’s the first time the IAAF has ever banned a country over its doping record.The Russian federation is likely to be given a month or so before appearing at a disciplinary hearing where the IAAF could then elevate the sanction to a full suspension.The IAAF and WADA will need to set out the terms for what the Russians need to do to get a suspension lifted, including complying fully with the global anti-doping code.OLYMPICS questionableWith the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro nine months away, the big question is whether Russia’s track team will be allowed to compete in the Games.Some Olympic officials have said Russia should have enough time to take the necessary steps to make it to the Olympics, which run from August 5-21.Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, said yesterday he is “completely sure” that Russia will be able to compete at the Olympics. Speaking before the IAAF meeting, he said he thought any suspension would be short.”We may miss one or two competitions, but for athletes with clean consciences to miss the Olympics or a World Championships would be real stupidity,” he said in Moscow.In the short term, the suspension will keep Russia out of a dozen or so international events, the rest of this year, including the European cross-country championships in France on December 13. The athletes could then miss the indoor season, including the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, from March 17-20.Other big events that Russian runners could be ineligible for include the Boston and London Marathons in April.Russia also face being stripped of the hosting rights of three IAAF events – the Moscow indoor meet on February 14, the world race walking championships in Cheboksary from May 7-15 and the World Junior Championships in Kazan from July 19-24. Russia has been the dominant force in world race walking.Russian athletes would be eligible to compete in their own national events during a ban, which only covers international competition.Some officials, including IAAF vice-president, Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great from Ukraine, had argued against a blanket ban, saying it would penalise “innocent” athletes who haven’t been found guilty or implicated in doping.However, the report by the WADA panel outlined a deep-rooted, systematic doping system that cast doubt on the entire Russian athletics programme, making it difficult to judge which athletes are clean or not.last_img read more

JAAA to present award for top 2015 performance

first_imgUsain Bolt’s 100 metres final win over American Justin Gatlin, Danielle Williams’ women’s 100m hurdles victory , the women’s 4×400 team’s gold medal performance, Elaine Thompson and Hansle Parchment’s silver medal efforts in the 200m women and 110m hurdles respectively and Rusheen McDonald’s national 400m record run in the heats at the World Championships are the outstanding performances nominated for a new and exciting award that will be on offer at this year’s Scotiabank/JAAA Golden Cleats Awards ceremony. The awards will be handed out on Saturday at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. The announcement of this and other awards available to top athletes for their performances during 2015 was made at Scotia Centre in Kingston yesterday. President of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, said the nominations for the new award will be criticised by some but argued that there were many great performances over the course of the year and they chose four of the best. “At this time of the year like any good administrator you have to recognise the excellence of your support staff, and in this case our athletes have done us very proud at the junior and senior level,” he said while listing the nation’s athletic achievements for 2015. “At the end of the day a lot of people are not going to be satisfied, as what they consider to be the performance of the year was not included,” Dr Blake said while pointing the performance of Christopher Taylor who won 400 metres gold in record time at the World Youth Championships. “There were so many great performances that some had to be left out,’ he insisted.. Meanwhile, sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will face tough competition to reclaim the prestigious female athlete of the year award she last won in 2013. Fraser-Pryce faces a strong challenge from Williams the world 100m hurdles champion, Thompson the world 200m silver medalist and Shericka Jackson the world 400m bronze medalist. Bolts, who also last won the award in 2013, has a very good chance of retaking it, with Parchment and O’Dayne Richards, the world shot put bronze medalist will be his rivals for the award.. Stephen Francis, Glen Mills and hurdles coach Lennox Graham are the coach of the year nominees. The top youth athletes, male and female, will also be recognised. The female nominees are St Andrew Technical’s Ayesha Champaigne, Junelle Bloomfield of St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) and Excelsior High’s Shanice Love. Edwin Allen High’s Demar Gayle, Marvin Williams and Juvaney James of STETHS, Calabar’s Christopher Taylor and Clayton Brown and O’brian Waysome of Jamaica College will make up the male selections. Also, two to young athletes will be in line to receive the Howard Aris/Scotia scholarship, which will assist a male and female athlete in post secondary studies. The Howard Aris award will go to a junior athlete who has excelled in a non- traditional event.last_img read more

Perpetual takes NCAA Shooting Stars crown

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGerald Dizon nailed the title-clinching halfcourt shot to give Perpetual the Shooting Stars crown in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Only a year removed from his playing year with the Altas, Dizon, who is now an assistant for the juniors team, capped off the victory for his team which includes GJ Ylagan, and Jielo Razon as they finished with a time of 24.8 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img “When I shot it, it was straight. I thought it would go board. I’m just thankful it fell in,” the alumnus said in Filipino.Dizon even had a fun bet with Razon and Ylagan before the contest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We really do this. Whoever loses will buy us a meal,” said Dizon. “It really feels good. Even before the competition, we all talked and said that we wanted to win this. But we didn’t put any pressure to anyone. We just told each other to keep on shooting,” said Ylagan. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Altas edged Arellano which was comprised of Zach Nicholls, Kobe Camacho, and Donald Gumaru, who had a time of 41.7 in the Final round.Perpetual also led the preliminaries as Razon punctured the halfcourt shot to end the time at 20.7 seconds.Other participants were the Lyceum unit of Spencer Pretta, Mac Guadaña, and Chico Lanete; the San Beda team of Clint Doliguez, Evan Nelle, and Dan Sara; the JRU squad of MJ Dela Virgen, Toby Agustin, and Dave Sanchez; the Mapua team of Cedric Pelayo, Clint Escamis, and Randy Alcantara; the San Sebastian group of Michael Are, Rustin Rodriguez, and Paul Riguera; the Letran crew of Daryl Pascual, Neil Guarino, and Robert Guevarra; the EAC team of Jervin Guzman, Maui Cruz, and Bong Melocoton; and the St. Benilde squad of Edward Dixon, Joshua David, and Karl Santos.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Kyrie Irving breaks silence on trade request Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

PSC continues advocacy for establishment of commissions

first_imgPSC Chairman Norman McLeanchairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Norman McLean on Thursday said the body remains committed to its advocacy for the establishment of several commissions.These include the Public Procurement and the Ethnic Relations Commissions, as well as other commissions on children, gender and indigenous peoples. However, they remain non starters at the moment.The new Administration had promised to get most, if not all of these commissions, up and running; however, there have been some major setbacks.In December last year, Government began making moves to have the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) established by advertising through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for stakeholders, political parties, civil organisations and individuals to submit names of persons eligible to be considered commissioners.Since then, nothing further has been said or done.While on the Opposition side of the house, the new Government was very critical of the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government’s approach to the distribution of contracts and had called out to the PPP/C to have the Public Procurement Commission established.According to Guyana’s Constitution, the PPC shall consist of five members who shall have expertise and experience in the procurement, legal, financial and administrative matters.The Procurement Commission is usually made up of Government and Opposition parliamentarians, and is traditionally chaired by a member of the Opposition in the House.Government itself had come under fire for failing to establish the Procurement Commission earlier – a promise it made in its manifesto. The absence of the PPC had caused even more outrage against Government, particularly because of its move to carry out a number of forensic audits at State entities across Guyana, without carrying out the requisite tendering process.Meanwhile, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is yet to be constituted. Government had said late last year too that it was awaiting a move from the Opposition.During the 10th Parliament, the appointive committee had approved the names of nominees to be ERC Commissioners; however, despite the approval, their appointments were not assented to by former President Donald Ramotar.Similarly, the Rights of the Child Commission, the Women and Gender Equality Commission and the commission on indigenous people are also yet to be established.The last public call for the establishment of these commissions was back in early February 2015, by then Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman.He had urged that outstanding aspects of the 2001 Constitutional Reform process be deepened to strengthen the work of the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC). According to him, the Constitution specifies that a Human Rights Commission and a Rights Tribunal be established, the existence of which he believed would give potency to the work of the RCC and its findings.The RCC is one of several constitutional Rights Commissions that were established at the conclusion of the reform, which included the term limits for Presidents. The others are the Human Rights, Women and Gender, Indigenous Peoples and the Ethnic Relations Commission.last_img read more

Parks seeks more public input on Bratton reappointment

first_imgAmid assurances that the Police Commission remains open to public comment, the Los Angeles City Council shied away Tuesday from demanding the panel hold more hearings on the reappointment of LAPD Chief William Bratton. Commission President John Mack promised to continue seeking comment on Bratton and the direction of the Los Angeles Police Department. “We have been reaching out for months to the various communities and will continue to do so,” Mack said during an hourlong debate. “This commission is not a rubber stamp for the police chief or the Police Department.” But Councilman Bernard Parks, who was Bratton’s predecessor at the LAPD, said he was concerned the panel had already reached a conclusion without adequate input from the minority community and scrutiny into whether Bratton has cut crime as much as he claims. The survey also found more support for Bratton’s reappointment than for Parks’ bid five years ago, when the Police Commission under former Mayor James Hahn refused to reappoint him. The council used Tuesday’s discussion to air other concerns, including violence prevention, the pace of LAPD reform and the rate at which commanding officers are transferred. The Police Commission met for more than four hours Monday night, hearing from officials and more than 70 members of the public about Bratton’s reappointment. Observers said most of the comments favored a second, five-year term for Bratton. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Because of the way the department changed how it records crimes, to me it is a disservice and misleading to the public to say we have the lowest crime rate since the Eisenhower administration,” Parks said. The department changed how it reports domestic violence, but said the change was based on how the federal government keeps statistics. Parks said he also was concerned that a recent survey by Loyola Marymount University showed a drop in public perception about the LAPD’s rate of reform. “If some situation should erupt in the future, I don’t want us to say we didn’t know it was coming,” Parks said. The LMU survey showed 56 percent of respondents support Bratton’s reappointment, but that dropped below 50 percent among minority communities. last_img read more

DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY HOST OPEN DAY – COME ALONG AND MEET ‘HERBIE’ AND ‘PEARL’

first_imgFEATURES: Donegal Donkey Sanctuary ‘Open Day’ will take place this Sunday 12th June beginning at 1-00pm. Registration for the dog show begins at 1-00pm, judging begins at 2-00pm. Lots to see and do! There will be a fun fair, face painting, arts & crafts stalls, vintage car & tractor displays & music on the day.The famous ‘Glebeview Clydesdales’ will be here once again & you can enjoy a ride on a dray pulled by a team of these mighty animals.Refreshments will be served in  the tearoom with lots of delicious home bakes with ice-cream & candy floss vendors also.Not forgetting the stars of the show – the donkeys themselves! Come along and sponsor a donkey and make a new ‘furry friend’! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the sanctuary and will help to feed lots of hungry animals over the winter months. Please come along & show your support this Sunday.DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY HOST OPEN DAY – COME ALONG AND MEET ‘HERBIE’ AND ‘PEARL’ was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VIDEO: Relive Lionel Messi’s first ever Barcelona goal – exactly 12 years ago

first_imgLionel Messi will forever be an icon of football.The Argentinean maestro has illuminated the world game with his dazzling skills and individual brilliance during his time with Barcelona.And today marks exactly 12 years to the day that the forward scored his first ever goal for the Catalan giants.There have been 501 more since, but the image of Messi being hoisted above the shoulders of Ronaldinho after scoring against Albacete, will forever live in the memory.Relive the historic moment above….last_img

LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgMid Summer Community SupperCarrigans: St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Rd, St. Johnston in association with the Border Villages Social Integration Project. Community Barbeque and Family Fun Event with Bouncy Castles and Family Entertainment. In Mill Park Carrigans, on Friday August 3rd 2012 from 5pm to 8pm.Promoting the integration and participation of Killea, Carrigans and St. Johnston.Contact details: Tel: 074 9148551. Email: stjohnresource@eircom.net.July Youth ProgrammeSt. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre: The July Youth Programme has started in the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre but it is still possible to register. Activities still available including dance, fun sports, drama and the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday youth clubs. You need to register now for each of these, including the youth clubs. You can register at the Resource Centre from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm or at the Drop-In Centre at youth club times.All children and young people must be registered by a parent/guardian. Programme details available from the Resource Centre.CounsellingDo you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124. St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre.Monday:Bowling: St.Johnston and Carrigans Bowling Club, Monday, 7pm to 10.30pm and Friday 7pm to 10.30pm. New members welcome.Tuesday:Ann’s Boxercise Class: Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm, Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm and Friday mornings from 10.00am to 11.00am. Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 calories in 1hr sessions. Classes are always good fun and very addictive! Excellent for increasing fitness levels in weight loss, toning, building stamina and for stress release. Female and is fully qualified as an instructor. Just bring water and mat or big towel.Cost €5. For more information call 086 3238437.Thursday:St.Johnston Breastfeeding Support Group. At the Drop-In Centre, Main Street St.Johnston. 10.30am – 12.30pm.Boxercise: From 7.30pm to 8.30pm at St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. For more information call 086 3238437..Youth Club at the Drop in Centre, Main St., St.Johnston.Wednesday 5th & 6Th Class 6pm – 7.30pmThursday 1st & 2nd Year 6.30 – 8pmThursday 3rd Year & over 8pm – 9.30pmFriday 1st yr & over 6pm – 10pmWalk & Talk Group: We meet at the drop-in centre, main street, St Johnston at 7.15pm every Tuesday. Each week we go to different destination which is agreed a week in advance (transport provided or we car share). Why not come and join us and get yourself fit for summer 2012!Mobile PhonesPlease can you donate to us your old, broken or unwanted Mobile Phones. These will go towards a young child with Autism in your local area. Clothes BankThere is a Clothes Bank at the Family Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, and Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.Swap and drop your old books and magazinesThere is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book.StampsIf you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St.Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.Battery RecyclingSt.Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: July 28th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

MORE THAN 400 HOMES LOSE ELECTRICITY AFTER THREE FAULTS

first_imgMore than 400 homes across the county were without electricity today following three different faults.The faults hit homes in Buncrana, Donegal Town and Stranorlar.The biggest outage was in Buncrana where more than 230 homes lost power this morning but ESB crews hope to have it reconnected by 5pm. A total of 85 homes in Stranorlar were without supply but that has been restored while up to 100 homes lost connection in Donegal Town for a time. MORE THAN 400 HOMES LOSE ELECTRICITY AFTER THREE FAULTS was last modified: February 9th, 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:buncranaDonegal TownESBfaultsStranorlarlast_img read more