PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A wet outfield has caused the abandonment of the penultimate day of the fourth and final Test between West Indies and India at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.Match officials called off play at 10:25 a.m. after inspecting the ground.The second and third days were also abandoned without a bowl bowled due to an impaired outfield.Play was only possible for 13/4 hours on day one before heavy rains forced the last two sessions to be abandoned.
Tivoli Gardens will look to add to Boys’ Town’s misery when the teams meet in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) today at the Barbican Complex playing field. Match time is 3 p.m.The encounter was originally scheduled for October 23 but was postponed due to a waterlogged Barbican surface.Now the two neighbouring clubs will square off in a derby game.Tivoli are on 14 points from nine games, in sixth position, while Boys’ Town are in last place on four points from nine games.Despite the disparity in terms of points, the game could bring out the best in both teams, as they know each other well.There are players that have represented both clubs as well, while Tivoli’s new coach, Omar Edwards, spent a decade as a coach at Boys’ Town.Edwards says he is expecting a tough encounter this afternoon, but notes that his team will be hunting full points.derby game”It will be a tough game, a very physical one. And it must be noted that it is a derby game,” Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday morning.”We are aware that Boys’ Town are not doing well at this time, and we are in mid-pack, so we will go to Barbican intent on coming away with a win, which would improve our position in the league,” said Edwards, who is also the national Under-17 assistant coach.Tivoli will be missing their captain, Romaine Breakenridge, and striker Mitchily Waul due to red cards picked up in the encounter against Arnett Gardens last Sunday.”We will miss two of our starters due to red cards, but we have players who are ready for the opportunity,” he concluded.Tivoli will rely on veterans Edsel ‘Robbie’ Scott and Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, as well as former Boys’ Town midfielder Tevin Shaw and Barrington Pryce to lead their charge for victory.Boys’ Town are having a miserable start, with only one win, one draw and seven losses in nine games. However, their long-serving coach Andrew Price is hoping that the derby will be added motivation for his team.”I hope that the west Kingston derby will be a big motivation for us. I believe that a game of this magnitude will bring the best out of the players. We are hopeful that things will change as the players are down because of things outside of the football sphere,” Price reasoned.Boys’ Town will hope that their top striker, Shamar Nicholson, Xavian Virgo, veteran goalkeeper Kirk Porter and Garfield Gillespie report in the right frame of mind.
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic goes up to shoot in front of Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo (11) as forward Aaron Gordon (00) and forward Jonathon Simmons (17) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic took over in the second half Saturday night, leading the Miami Heat back from an 18-point deficit in a 117-11 victory over the Orlando Magic.Johnson scored 22 points in the third quarter and Dragic had 14 in the fourth to help Miami avoid a second straight embarrassing defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Nurmagomedov beats Barboza at UFC 219 The Magic (12-25) lost for the 10th time in 11 games despite shooting 54 percent.“This hurts,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “Our guys played their hearts out, played with great effort. I felt like they deserved to win, but you’ve got to get stops down the stretch and we weren’t able to do that.”Just one night after a 24-point loss to Brooklyn, the Heat (19-17) shot 63 percent in the second half in winning for the eighth time in 12 games.“Basically halftime was about them. I stepped back and let them talk and figure it out,” Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said. “It was a much different disposition in the second half. I was speechless after that game last night. I feel like that a little bit right now.”Orlando led 68-50 early in the second half when Johnson led Miami back into the game. He made 10 of 11 shots including a couple of 3-pointers. His only miss of the quarter was a long buzzer shot that left the Heat down 92-86.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Aaron Gordon scored 39 points for the Magic, who took a commanding lead with 24 fast-break points in a 66-point first half.“They were running us out of the gym,” said Johnson, who finished with a season-high 31 points. “We couldn’t seem to stop anything in transition. It was hard to get into an offensive rhythm because we were using all our energy trying to run back on defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOrlando got only two points off the break in the second half.“In the second half we completely changed the game,” said Dragic, who finished with 25 points and eight assists. “We defended them in the halfcourt, and I think that was the ball game.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Tyler was tremendous, player of the game for us,” Spoelstra said. “Really inspiring. Other guys wanted to step up for him.”SLOW START FOR JOHNSONJohnson’s big night started with a nearly invisible first half in which he missed three of four shots. “Really the ball just started going in,” he said. “I felt like in the first half I wasn’t very assertive, kind of like what I was doing early in the season when I wasn’t putting my fingerprints on the game.”TIP-INSHeat: Johnson’s 22-point third quarter was a season high for Miami and only three points short of his personal season high for a game before Saturday night.Magic: Rookie F Jonathan Isaac will be placed in an injury rehabilitation and conditioning program and will be out indefinitely. Isaac has played only 36 minutes in three games since spraining his right ankle Nov. 11.UP NEXTHeat: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.Magic: At Brooklyn on Monday night. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
There were no direct shipments of either of the two ingredients to firms that make food for humans or for animals used as food, said Michael Rogers, who directs field investigations for the FDA. A second, related chemical called cyanuric acid also has been found to contaminate rice protein concentrate samples, Sundlof said. The analyses the FDA plans to begin later this week will look at producers of both food for humans and animal feed, said Dr. David Acheson, the chief medical officer within the agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Acheson stressed that there was no evidence any of the other vegetable proteins had been contaminated, but that the FDA wanted to “get ahead of the curve” and raise awareness among manufacturers. However, the Food and Drug Administration said the urine of some hogs tested positive for the chemical, melamine, in North Carolina and South Carolina as well as California. “At this point, I don’t have a definitive answer other than to say that the issue is being addressed,” Stephen Sundlof, the FDA’s chief veterinarian, told reporters when asked if any of the hogs had entered the human food supply. A poultry farm also may be involved, he added. The FDA also said it planned to begin testing a wide variety of vegetable proteins at firms that imported the ingredients to make everything from pizza dough to infant formula, and protein shakes to energy bars. The ingredient list includes wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein and rice bran. Pet food companies have recalled more than 100 brands of cat and dog food since the first reports of animal deaths a little over a month ago. Investigators have found melamine in at least two imported Chinese vegetable proteins used to make pet foods. The chemical possibly was used to skew analyses that measured the protein content of the ingredients, wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate. WASHINGTON – Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sent to hog farms in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any hogs that ate the tainted feed then entered the food supply for humans. Hogs at a farm in California ate the contaminated products, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Officials were trying to determine whether hogs in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Ohio also may have eaten the tainted food, the FSIS said. Hogs at some of the farms – it wasn’t immediately clear which – have been quarantined. The FSIS was trying to determine whether the hog farms in the states other than California actually fed the material to their animals, spokesman Steven Cohen said in a statement. Hogs that were confirmed to have eaten the tainted food were processed at a federally inspected facility in California, Cohen said. “All of that meat is under control at the facility,” he said. “It is important to keep in mind this is a small number of farms that may have received this feed.”
DONEGAL’S U21 Champions St Eunan’s will play Warrenpoint in the Ulster U21 quarter finals.The Letterkenny club were given home advantage for the game.This evening’s draw also saw St John’s of Antrim paired with Omagh St Enda’s of Tyrone. Glen of Derry travel to take on Monaghan U21 champions Scotstown.Cullyhanna of Armagh will play Killeshandra of Cavan in the last quarter final. ST EUNAN’S TO TAKE ON WARRENPOINT IN ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: December 28th, 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:St EunansU21’sUlster draw
Charlie McConalogue TDDonegal Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the outcome of the two referendums held at the weekend on the Seanad and the Court of Appeal, describing the Seanad referendum result as “a clear message for real political reform.”Deputy McConalogue commented: “The message from voters in Donegal was loud and clear at the weekend – they want real change in the political system and an end to cynical politics. The No vote on the abolition of the Seanad is a complete rejection of the Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Féin platform. What we saw was a Government trying to increase their power, supported by a populist Sinn Féin.“I welcome the public’s support for the establishment of a Court of Appeal and believe the strong Yes vote there dispels any notion from Fine Gael and Sinn Féin that voters were confused. “During the campaign Fine Gael arrogantly stated there would be no reform of the Seanad if the referendum was defeated. People in Donegal did not vote for more of the same, they want real change. The Taoiseach has a duty now to engage with other parties and civil society in a serious discussion about real reform of our parliament and government.“We have tabled a list of proposed reforms including a significant move of power from Ministers to the Oireachtas. These proposals, and those of others including Senators Quinn and Zappone, should now be discussed. We need an end to the arrogant and dictatorial approach from this Government.” REFERENDUM: WE NEED REAL REFORM NOW, SAYS McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 7th, 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:Charlie McConalogue TDreferendumreformSeanad
A massive family fun-day has been organized to celebrate the official opening of Cooneys Home and Garden Superstore. The family fun-day events starts tomorrow (SAT) at 12-noon and will finish at 4pm.Absolutely everyone is invited to attend the event, which promises to be a great day for all the family. To mark the official opening,young Ciaron Cooney, son of Gary the proprietor of this fantastic new retail outlet will officially open the retail store at 1pm.It’s going to be a real family fun day and for the kids Minnie and Mickey Mouse will be there as will be Sponge Bob and Minions.There will be stilt-walkers, fire performers, face painting, DJ, and weather permitting a Bouncy Castle.There will be numerous give-a-ways and prizes on the day so make sure you come along and joint in the celebrations and refreshments will be served. Cooneys Home and Garden opened their doors on Friday morning last and since then countless people have visited it.Great credit has to go proprietor Gary Cooney and to each and every member of staff and all the people who worked tirelessly to bring what was an empty 35.000 sq ft space less than fifty days ago to what it is today.Of course there are some things that have to be tweaked and with stock arriving daily for various departments the final pieces of the jigsaw are being put in place at Letterkenny’s newest superstore.There has been fantastic customer feedback from the opening weekend and with the Christmas countdown already underway those who visited the store were in awe with the Christmas Shop the likes of which has never been seen before anywhere in the country.It is truly magnificent and the layout, themes and stock has to be seen to be believed. Of course Cooneys Home and Garden is not just about Christmas and numerous loyal customers to Gary’s Pet World over the last twenty years were there in numbers to see this section for their pets that has been incorporated into the new outlet.The new look Gary’s Pet World is bigger and better than before yet retaining the name which has been and will continue to be a household one throughout the North-West and even further afield in the years to come.The Homeware section of the store also attracted much interest because of the fantastic range of stock available at unbeatable prices as did the Giftware and Workwear areas where again all stock is displayed and laid out in a very customer friendly way.Another beautiful feature of the new store is the way in which the Greeting Cards and Party Wear area has been incorporated into it. This is another section of the outlet that is going to be extremely busy with cards and accessories for every birthday and indeed all occasions.Although for many of us it is not Gardening weather there are those who keeps their green fingers active all year round and for them at this time of year there is everything you could ever need in this comprehensively stocked end of the store.Just wait and see what Cooneys Garden Centre will have for you come spring!Furniture has been arriving on a daily basis since the opening on Friday last so you will be spoiled for choice when you come along and view the beautiful range of furniture available for your home.For over twenty years Gary’s Pet World and Garden Centre was one of the most renowned retail outlets in the North West.And after only a week at Letterkenny Retail Park, ”Cooneys Home and Garden ”which incorporates Gary’s Pet World and much more is certainly attracting many customers.And there is every reason to suggest that this new megastore will soon establish itself as one of the leading outlets of its kind in the entire North-West and indeed even further afield.So each and every one of you is welcome to come along tomorrow Saturday to join in the fun and games that get under way at 12-noon until 4pm and for the cutting of the tape for the official opening at 1-o-clock.Congratulations and best wishes to Gary, his family and staff on this fantastic new venture.MASSIVE FAMILY FUN DAY TO CELEBRATE OFFICIAL OPENING OF COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN SUPERSTORE was last modified: October 24th, 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:BusinessCooneys Home and GardenFeaturesnewsofficial openingSuperstore
The Uganda Netball team, She Cranes won the just concluded African Championships in Zambia (file photo)KAMPALA – The 2018 World University Netball Championship has drawn up interesting battles among some of the highly rated netball playing countries in the World.According to the draws that were conducted on Monday at the headquarters of international university sports, based in Lausanne, the hosts Uganda were placed in a potentially explosive Pool A that also has USA, Singapore and rivals Kenya.Defending champions South Africa are favourites to win Pool B that also has Namibia, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.The top two teams in each group will progress to the semi-finals, while the bottom two will head into the playoffs. Breakdown of each team in Pool A:Uganda (International ranking): 7thThere will be immense interest in how Team Uganda will perform at the championship considering the country’s recent performances in international netball competitions.The hosts will be motivated by Uganda She Cranes’ performance at the Commonwealth Games and Africa Netball Championship in Australia and Zambia respectively.Uganda bowed out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with an inspiring sixth place finish in Gold coast and won the just concluded African Championships held in Zambia.USA (International ranking): Not rankedIn 2012, Netball America (NA) President Sonya Ottoway said they struggled to put together a team, and had to travel far and wide to find eligible players to play in the inaugural World University Netball Championships (WUNC) in Cape Town.But over the years, the team has come of age. NA worked out a contract with Miami Dade County education authority in Florida to start netball programs in the 350 elementary and high schools in the county.They also launched netball programs in more than 400 community sports centers run by the New York City Housing Authority. This helped NA assemble competent teams at all levels for international engagements.Singapore (International ranking): 21stSingapore has several national squads: Opens-21 and Under-19 and Under (Post School), 19 and Under (Schools), 17 and under, and 14 and under.The national team competed in its first major tournament in 1967 at the Netball World Championships.Singapore had a national team compete in the fifth Asian Netball Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2001. They also competed in the 7th Asian Youth Netball Championship held in 2010 in India. As of June 30 2018, the women’s national team was ranked number seventeenth in the world.Kenya (International ranking): Not rankedIn Kenya, netball is primarily played by women and primarily played in rural areas. A school sought to build four netball courts at their school in 1950. Some girls played netball after school during the 1980s.Netball programs were being run by schools in the late 1990s though there were few opportunities for adult players after they completed school. The Kenyan national team has just resumed playing international netball after several years in the wilderness.Comments Tags: Netball University Championshipstop
Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection takes place in Dungloe and Laghey tomorrow.Dungloe Recycling Centre will run this free service between 9am and 12pm tomorrow, Saturday, morning, and Laghey Recycling Centre will accept hazardous household waste from 2pm to 5pm tomorrow afternoon.The types of materials accepted as part of this free service include: Old Paints, Paint Stripper/Thinner, Inks, Cleaning Agents, Detergents, Disinfectants, Bleaches, Obsolete Medicines, Anti-freeze, Herbicides (weed killers), Pesticides, Insecticides, Aerosols, Waste Oil, Adhesives. All containers, bottles etc. must be labelled and materials clearly identifiable.Staff from Bryson Recycling will be available on site to accept any non-hazardous waste at a cost of €4 per standard black bag and sorted recyclable materials for €4 per carload.Hazardous household waste being collected for free in Dungloe and Laghey was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegaldungloehazardous wastehouseholdLagheyrecycle
(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)The San Jose Sharks advanced to the Western Conference final after defeating the the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7.The team captain Joe Pavelski who has been out since a hit in Game 7 of the previous series returned to the ice. He immediately made an impact scoring the first goal of the game. He ended up with a score and an assist in his return.Pavelski celebrated two other times with teammates as Tomas Hertl …