PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Captain Yannick Ottley says despite Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s lacklustre start to the new Regional Four-Day season, they are still confident of beating Jamaica Scorpions in the fourth round of the tournament, which bowls off next weekend. Red Force lie one from bottom in the six-team championship on 27 points after a win, a defeat and a draw in their opening three matches. Ottley said the recent short break following the end of the third round had given his side a chance to regroup, and there was a great vibe in the camp ahead of the trip to Kingston. “We have had a couple rest days and a few practice sessions, but the guys have been doing some one-on-one work with the coaches and identifying a few areas we need to improve on, so it is good to see guys working on their skills and trying to be better at what we do,” Ottley told the Trinidad Express. “We are pretty good at the moment. The team is really gelling together. There is a lot of unity in the team. We are like a family and we just need to keep supporting each other.” Red Force made a strong start with a convincing nine-wicket victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes at Queen’s Park Oval, but then showed little enterprise as they slumped to a heavy 292-run defeat to arch-rivals Barbados Pride at the same venue in the following round. Rain then ravaged their third-round home encounter against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, allowing limited play in the game. Kyle Hope (86) and debutant Isaiah Rajah (69) both struck half-centuries in an opening stand of 162, but Red Force slumped to 287 for eight in their first innings before rain wrecked the game. POSITIVE SHIFT Ottley said that outing had signalled a positive shift from the batting woes they endured against Pride. “With that game against the Leewards, we started well with the bat, and it could have been two wins and one loss at home, and I think that would have been a pretty good start for us, but the batting has really come along well [since the Pride game] and we just have to continue to play together as a team and make sure we keep the attitude right,” he pointed out. Scorpions are one place above Red Force on 28.6 points with two-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars leading the standings on 33.6 points.
Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kurocs, a 6-foot-9 prospect, was tabbed by draft experts in years’ past as a first-round selection but sat mostly on the bench for FC Barcelona in the Spanish ACB League and in Euroleague competition this past season. He averaged 1.4 points in 10 games.“I am not sure why he was there when we picked, but he is a guy that we had been targeting for some time,” Marks said. “We’re thrilled to get our hands on Rodions.”Marks said he expects both players to join the Nets roster for the upcoming season.Musa has a $1 million buyout clause with KK Cedevita. Rodions’ contract calls for a $4 million fee to free him up from his Spanish club.“There is a lot of development there with their bodies and so forth. Again, I think both (are) really great development pieces for our coaching staff, performance (and) so forth to get their hands on,” Marks said. “I am intrigued to what they can do for both player. Playing in an elite level in Europe for quite some time, I think that transition that we talked about before will hopefully won’t be seamless.”Brooklyn also drafted at the 45th spot, taking Kentucky shooting guard Hamidou Diallo, and traded his rights to the Charlotte Hornets as part Wednesday’s deal for Dwight Howard, who is expected to be bought out by the Nets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial So now, the Nets are looking abroad.Brooklyn has invested heavily in its international scouting department since New Zealand-born general manager Marks took over in February 2016, and that group led them to Musa and Kurics.Musa, 19-year-old from Bosnia and Herzegovina, spent the last three seasons with KK Cedevita, leading them to the Croatian League championship. At 6-foot-9, he averaged 13.3 points and shot 46.2 percent from the field in 30 league games.Brooklyn was impressed with what they had seen at the international level from Musa, who has been playing professionally since the age of 16.“I think from scouting perspective we’ve enjoyed watching him play. Very dynamic,” general manager Sean Marks said. “Obviously his offensive skills are pretty special. (A good) size for (his) position. He has been playing at a very, very high level. A very competitive young man.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brooklyn continued its rebuild Thursday night, selecting Dzanan Musa with the 29th overall pick and Rodions Kurics at No. 40 in the NBA draft.Musa was taken with the pick acquired from the Toronto Raptors in a trade last July, which also landed forward DeMarre Carroll.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Nets have been trying to salvage something of the previous drafts after the last regime sent three unprotected first-round picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018 to the Boston Celtics and the right to swap first round picks in the 2017 draft for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.The trade netted Brooklyn a disappointing second-round exit that season and sent the organization into a downward spiral with no draft assets to show for it. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments GALLERY: Best in UAAP, NCAA feted in 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Dzanan Musa, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, reacts after he was picked 29th overall by the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have been creative in their attempt to start from scratch after selling away the future of the franchise five years ago hunting for a championship that never came.Two months after capping a third straight losing season, the Nets hope their latest acquisitions might be part of the solution.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees
(L-R) Marca J. Marvey, Tom B. Karmala, Edwin Folley McGill (Director of Prisons), Bendu Sue Kollie, Minister Hilary Siakor-Sirleaf, Samuel W. Godoe, Justice Minister Cherue, and Rachel Dewah Nathan.Liberia is expected to send its first corrections peacekeepers to South Sudan. The five officers, including three females, are scheduled to leave Liberia for South Sudan tomorrow.They are Samuel W. Godoe and Rachel Dewah Nathan, chief and deputy trainer respectively of the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR); Marca J. Marvey, superintendent – Monrovia Central Prison; Bendu Sue Kollie, superintendent – Gbarnga Central Prison; and Tom B. Karmala, deputy superintendent – Bopolu Central Prison.At a press conference yesterday at the Ministry of Justice, the Minister and Attorney General of Liberia, Fredrick Cherue, said the five BCR officers will be representing Liberia to the outside world, specifically South Sudan.Minister Cherue called on the officers, who he said will not carry weapons like soldiers, to paint a good image of Liberia through their moral, ethical and professional training.“You are going to train and help people to grow so that when they leave the walls of prison in South Sudan, they will behave like you. Go and tell the world by your performance what Liberia is about,” the Minister said.He said based on their behavior and performance, the officers will be putting Liberia on the international page of peacekeeping.On behalf of his colleagues, officer Godoe said that they are grateful for the opportunity to represent Liberia. He said that under the administration of Minister Cherue, much has been accomplished, including 38 policies approved to effectively run the prison system, a code of conduct for officers, and a strategic plan to address challenges faced by the prison sector.“We promise to do our best to maintain the Liberian flag high. We will work professionally based on our training, follow the procedures and return with flying colors so our country and families will be proud of us,” he promised.Hilary Siakor-Sirleaf, Assistant Minister of Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Justice, thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the opportunity given to the officers to serve her and the people of Liberia. Although it has been a difficult journey, Minister Siakor-Sirleaf said under the President’s leadership, correctional officers have gained international exposure that has led to a professional workforce that is recognized around the world. After thanking the Justice Minister and all who made the mission possible, the assistant minister called on the departing officers to “make Liberia proud and show the people of South Sudan the respect they deserve, and know that you are equals to other seconded officers with whom you will serve.” Be respectful of the UN, model the best UN staff you have met and worked with; and most of all, be safe and be blessed.”Commenting after their unveiling, the three female officers, who recently returned from a two-week pre-deployment Prison and Probation Officer Course in Sweden, said that they are grateful for the opportunity to represent Liberia, colleagues and families in the UN peacekeeping mission.Details of the 18-month rotational deployment are being worked out through the Liberian Mission to the UN in New York. The five are the first Liberian Bureau of Corrections officers to participate in a peacekeeping mission. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was established in 2011 to support peace and protect civilians after years of nationwide political and security crises in South Sudan.According to the BCR, this deployment will allow the officers to share Liberia’s experiences and best practices in maintaining a post-conflict correctional sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango presented with the 2019 LG/SJAK Award. Photo/Eric BarazaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 19 – Gor Mahia defender Joash Onyango has been named the 2019/LG Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Player of the Year after a brilliant season that steered titans K’Ogalo to lifting a record 18th Kenyan Premier League title.Onyango, who was also part of Kenya’s Harambee Stars squad to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, was feted on Monday night in a black-tie gala night graced by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed at the Nairobi National Meseum. The K’Ogalo center-back went home with a cool Ksh1 million accompanied with an LG 55-inch smart television plus a glittering trophy engraved with his name for memories.He beat his former team-mate Francis Kahata and Ulinzi Stars striker and Golden Boot winner Enosh Ochieng to the converted gong.Joash Onyango was the biggest winner of the night after bagging the defender of the year accolade ahead of Kelvin Wesonga of Sony Sugar who was 1st runners-up while Brian Otieno of Bandari FC was third.Ex-Bandari FC custodian Faruk Shikalo won the Golden Glove after keeping 13 clean sheets, taking the award ahead of Sofapaka’s Justine Ndikumana who was second while Western Stima’s Samuel ‘Abawa’ Odhiambo was placed third.LG/SJAK 2019 winners. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKahata dominated the midfielder of the year award, winning it against Abdalla Hassan of Bandari was second while Mathare United’s Cliff Nyakeya settled for third.Enosh Ochieng was named the Golden Boot winner after notching 20 goals, Kakamega Homeboy veteran striker Allan Wanga was second with 18 goals as Sofapaka’s Umaru Kasumba was placed third with 17 goals.The new young player went to striker David Majak of Tusker FC who scooped the award, flooring Nzoia Sugar’s Jackson Dwang who was second while Daniel Sakari of Kakamega Homeboyz took third place.Immediate former Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay scooped the coach of the year award after guiding K’Ogalo to the 18th KPL title, Bandari FC’s Bernard Mwalala was second while John Baraza of Sofapaka took the third spot.Experienced team doctor of Tusker FC and Harambee Stars Dr Wilson Makanga was awarded the President’s award that came along with Ksh100,000.All the category winners walked home with Ksh250,000 and a 49-inch LG smart television alongside a trophy, the 1st runners-up pocketed Ksh150,000 and a fridge while 2nd runners-up received Ksh100,000 and a microwave all courtesy of title sponsors electronic firm LG.-2019 LG/SJAK Awards winners-MVPJoash Onyango -Gor MahiaGolden Glove1.Faruk Shikalo (Bandari)Justine Ndikumana (Sofapaka)Samuel Odhiambo (Western Stima)Defender 1.Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia)Kelvin Wesonga (Sony Sugar)Brian Otieno (Bandari FC)Midfielder 1.Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia)Abdalla Hassan (Bandari FC)Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United)Golden Boot1.Enosh Ochieng 20 goal (Ulinzi Stars)Allan Wanga 18 goals (Kakamega Homeboyz)Umaru Kasumba 17 goals (Sofapaka)New Young Player1.David Majaka (Tusker FC)Jackson Dwang (Nzoia FC)Daniel Sakari (Kakamega Homeboyz)Coach of the year 1.Hassan Oktay (Gor Mahia)Bernard Mwalala (Bandari FC)John Baraza (Sofapaka)President Award Dr. Wilson Makanga0Shares0000(Visited 303 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino scored his fifth goal of the season to set-up a Club World Cup final against Flamengo © AFP / KARIM JAAFARDOHA, Qatar, Dec 18 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to a “really tough game” in the Club World Cup final against Flamengo after Roberto Firmino’s injury-time goal gave the Anfield side a hard-fought 2-1 win over Monterrey of Mexico on Wednesday.Firmino came off the bench to turn in a cross from fellow substitute Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 91st minute at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha after Naby Keita’s early opener for a weakened Liverpool side had swiftly been cancelled out by Argentine striker Rogelio Funes Mori. Having taken time out from their seemingly relentless march towards the Premier League title to travel to Qatar, Liverpool will be relieved at coming through this test, and they remain on course to win this competition for the first time.However, they must now beat a Flamengo side who have won the Copa Libertadores and the Brazilian title in the last month under Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus, and who will have had an extra day to prepare for the final after defeating Saudi club Al-Hilal 3-1 on Tuesday.“Tough game, really tough game,” said Klopp when asked about the prospect of facing Flamengo in what will be a repeat of the 1981 Intercontinental Cup final, when a Brazilian team captained by Zico beat Bob Paisley’s European Cup holders 3-0 in Tokyo.“Flamengo’s season is over, they are here with a full squad, but we just have to recover as quickly as possible and then make ourselves ready.”He will hope to have Virgil van Dijk back fit for the final after the inspirational Dutch centre-back sat out the Monterrey game due to illness, leaving skipper Jordan Henderson to partner Joe Gomez in defence.“It was an easy decision because he couldn’t train yesterday — he was on the pitch for a couple of minutes until the media left, and then unfortunately he had to leave as well,” Klopp said about Van Dijk, who has played in every Premier League and Champions League game this season. “We will see how quick he can recover.”– ‘Only possible the hard way’ –In addition, Klopp chose to leave Sadio Mane on the bench at kick-off along with Firmino and Alexander-Arnold, instead handing starts to the likes of Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi.Mohamed Salah with Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed after Liverpool’s 2-1 Club World Cup semi-final win on Wednesday © AFP / Giuseppe CACACE“It was only possible the hard way,” said Klopp of the way in which his side won, with Firmino’s late goal coming after goalkeeper Alisson made a string of key saves to stop Monterrey from going in front.“We had problems before the game, we knew we would have some problems in the game, but I really think the boys did exceptionally well.”At such a busy stage in the season, Klopp also admitted his relief when the winning goal went in, saying: “I was actually afraid of extra time to be honest so I was more than happy when Bobby scored that goal.”Liverpool got off to a flying start and were rewarded with the opening goal in the 12th minute.Salah, spurred on by the backing of adoring fans in an official attendance of over 45,000, produced a stunning pass to release Keita, the midfielder running into the box and lashing a first-time shot past goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero.However, Monterrey’s response was swift, as the CONCACAF Champions League winners drew level within two minutes when Funes Mori — the brother of former Everton defender Ramiro — converted the rebound after Alisson saved from Jesus Gallardo.The Mexicans grew in confidence after that, with captain Dorlan Pabon, the Colombian international, testing Alisson before the interval and again from a free-kick after the break.Alisson also saved well from Funes Mori before Mane, Alexander-Arnold and Firmino all entered the fray in the closing stages.Clearly determined to avoid a draining extra half-hour, Klopp’s game plan paid off as Firmino pounced in the 91st minute.“The team played really well and gave everything,” said Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed.“Overall I thought we had the clearest chances and their goalkeeper made four or five big saves. It would have been fairer had the game gone to extra time.”0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)
Atlantic Treasures Fish Stop is set to be Donegal’s one-stop-shop for all your fish needs as it opens its new store this September in Killybegs. The Killybegs store will have many great products to offer you including their fresh counter with a great selection of whitefish, pelagic, shellfish and salmon.Their chilled section will incorporate smoked mackerel and smoked salmon as well as many other retail-ready seafood products. Atlantic Treasures have a frozen section which will have prawns, crab claws, mussels and other options for you to choose from.They have teamed up with a great glaze and sauce supplier who works with many fishmongers around Ireland.Atlantic Treasures wants their customers to leave the shop with their product ready to cook, no preparation and have the choice of a variety of sauces and glazes that will complement each dish. Their oven-able bags or vacuum-packed bags will help take the work out of cooking.Finally, they will have a section called “Wild Atlantic Produce” which will be dedicated to food producers in Donegal and along the wild Atlantic way, we hope to be able to promote and educate people not only on fish but also the many small producers out there. Atlantic Treasures Fish Stop is looking for someone to become part of the Atlantic Treasures team.Duties will include but not limited to:* Day to Day running of the shop* Driving Sales through both in-store and online promotion* Ordering and Controlling Stock* Ensuring HACCP values are adhered to* Preparing Seafood and Educating Customers on specific species, complementary products/sauces and health benefitsIdeal Candidates would have a knowledge/background of:* A passion for one or all of the following Seafood/Catering/Cheffing* Good knowledge of social media platforms* Excellent communication skills* The ability to work of their own initiative* Target driven* Have an ability to inspire customers with imagination and originality If you think you fit the bill send Atlantic Treasures a CV through email on firstname.lastname@example.org…Or if you don’t have one just send on your details along with some info on past experience that shows you relate to the bullet points above. Training can be provided.Closing date: Wednesday 28th AugustJob Vacancy: Killybegs fish shop looking for store worker to join their team! was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Finn Valley AC completed a busy day at the Finn Valley Centre Sunday having hosted County x country champs on their grounds earlier. This time in the evening it was the turn of the young athetes to be acknowledged at the annual awards ceremony at which some 73 youth age athletes that had won national championship medals were in receipt of club pennants, certificates and gear bags and every other current member also receiving a momentum. Club coaches made the presentations and the assembled crowd the largest ever some 400 people plus loudly clearly appreciate the ongoing efforts of these same coaches.A night of appreciation and thanks all round which included a moving impressive display of2015/ 2016 photographs per Dermot Mc Granaghan and a presentation by local community Games reps Orla Mc Gonagle and Ann Slevin to 11 youngsters that had qualified for national community Games finals.Refreshments were the order of the day later and the verdict another enjoyable night with MC Patsy McGonagle.Finn Valley AC youth awards ceremony – Pic Special was last modified: November 17th, 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) Tags:awardsCeremonyFinn Valley ACpicture specialSport
Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Lafferty was a Rangers player from 2008-12 targets RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Rangers believe they can complete a deal for Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty in the next 48 hours.The Glasgow club have been chasing the 30-year-old this summer but have been frustrated in their attempts to land Lafferty after Hearts knocked back a £200,000 bid last month. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father They also rejected a cash plus player offer believed to involve Lee Wallace earlier this week.But according to the Daily Record, Hearts are holding out for £750,000 for the Northern Ireland international, whose contract at Tynecastle expires at the end of the season.Should the deal go ahead, this would be the second time Lafferty has joined Rangers, having made over 100 appearances for the club and scoring 31 goals between the years 2008-12.Lafferty scored the winning goal in Hearts’ 1-0 victory over Celtic last weekend. targets REVEALED moving on 1 LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Gers boss Steven Gerrard is keen to bolster his attacking options with just Alfredo Morelos and Umar Sadiq available.Meanwhile, Rangers could miss out on loan target Jack Simpson after Bouremouth boss Eddie Howe admitted he will need his defender following a raft of departures and injury concerns.
HUNDREDS of swimmers took to the waters off Rathmullan for the annual New Year’s Day charity dip.They came in all shapes and sizes – even Elvis made an appearance for the event run by a committee in Ramelton.The event helped to raise money for the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team. HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS TAKE TO THE WATER FOR ANNUAL RATHMULLAN DIP was last modified: January 1st, 2013 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:HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS TAKE TO THE WATER FOR ANNUAL RATHMULLAN DIP
It’s an easy and inexpensive way to experiment with colour and texture and also lift your mood so here are a few of the latest nail colours for summer.Neon yellows, greens and blues are still all over the catwalks at the moment but you will also see a lot of nude, mushroom and taupe.The one thing you can do is try them all. There are a lot of very affordable polishes and there is a colour for you whether it’s a beach in Spain or a Donegal summer. You can also add some texture using coloured stones, pearls, studs or glitter and metallic is still proving very popular.Catrice make-up and nail lacquers (below) are widely available in chemists as well as Dunnes, Penneys and Heatons. With some polishes starting at €2.99, it really is easy to try a new look. Barely-there nail colours remain a big beauty trend from delicate pinks in sugar candy to deep taupe, there is a shade for every outfit and occasion.Essie have Sugar Daddy at €9.95. (below) Barry M Textured Nail Paint (below) has been receiving great reviews for coverage and price. €5.00Again, it’s widely stocked and prices vary from place to place.Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polish 7mlGorgeous colours in coral, turquoise and apricots – all popular summer shades.Just don’t forget to make sure your hands and feet are in good condition before even thinking of applying your polish. Whether you go for a professional pedicure or a DIY version, your feet need to look good. A foot file is your friend when it’s sandal time. LIFESTYLE: HOT NAIL TRENDS FOR THE SUMMER was last modified: May 28th, 2013 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:LIFESTYLE: HOT NAIL TRENDS FOR THE SUMMER