Inaugural shield BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was among a select group of former players honoured by the Barbados Cricket Association at a special ceremony on Wednesday. The incomparable all-rounder, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this year, was given the award as a member of the 1966 team that played in the first-ever Shell Shield Tournament 50 years ago which marked the start of the modern era of the WICB first-class championship. Among the guests present were members of the current Barbados and West Indies teams. Barbados won the inaugural Shell Shield tournament early in 1966, a few months before the island gained political independence from Britain on November 30. In that season’s tournament, Barbados played four matches and won three, with the other interrupted by rain. Receiving the awards at the BCA’s annual Christmas lunch at Kensington Oval were former West Indies players, fast bowlers Charlie Griffith and Richard Edwards; wicketkeeper David Allan; batsmen Seymour Nurse, Peter Lashley and Robin Bynoe; all-rounders Tony Howard and David Holford, as well as other teammates. “It is great to be honoured by the BCA and by your country,” said Sir Garfield. “This team from back in 1966 was a great team. We were following on from the great work started by the Three ‘Ws’ – Worrell, Weekes and Walcott – so we had a great legacy to carry on. “We had a few youngsters in the team so everyone was really excited and did a great job.” Noel Lynch, CEO of the BCA, said: “It’s always great to have the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers with us at the home of cricket in Barbados, and we are delighted to honour him and his great team. “They were fantastic, winning the first ever Shell Shield back in 1966, and today – 50 years later – we continue to salute them for what they did for Barbados and the great game of cricket.”
Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pocari Sweat-Air Force stormed to its third straight win after a 25-23, 25-22, 25-16 rout of Adamson Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.Stars Myla Pablo and Iari Yongco joined forces as the Lady Warriors unleashed their full might against the hapless Lady Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Briefs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Creamline drubbed Tacloban, 25-15, 25-21, 25-15, later in the evening to bounce back from a shock defeat to Petro Gazz in its tournament opener.Alyssa Valdez unloaded 20 points for the Cool Smashers, who ignited a 9-0 finishing kick to secure their first win in two games. The Fighting Warays fells to 2-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pocari is now on top of the standings with a 3-1 card, while Adamson suffered its second consecutive defeat.But Pocari coach Jasper Jimenez wasn’t happy over the way his wards played the first two sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s what we are trying to avoid, to give away a set when we can win it with a [comfortable] margin,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “We are trying to remedy that in the coming games.”That may be an urgent need. Pocari faces powerhouse Creamline next. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments
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(AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Klay Thompson sidestepped two defenders to get an open look, hit a 3 from the wing and then coolly walked toward the baseline to guard the next inbounds pass.The Golden State Warriors taught the Milwaukee Bucks a lesson about hitting 3s and playing D.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Malcom Brogdon added 15 points.But Milwaukee couldn’t keep up with Golden State’s barrage, missing too many 3s in spite of scoring 26 points off 18 turnovers.“They do a lot of things that they do to everybody — kind of switch, muck it up, make it to where it’s not easy … to get shots against them,” Bucks coach Mike Budeholzer said.A game of fits and starts typically had the Warriors building a three-possession lead, only for the Bucks to answer and get within a bucket. Curry’s 3 late in the third put the Warriors ahead to stay, answering Ersan Ilyasova’s bucket capped a 12-2 run that briefly gave the Bucks a 74-72.Golden State cut down on turnovers in the second half while forcing more Milwaukee mistakes and misses. The Warriors avenged a 134-111 loss to Milwaukee in Oakland on Nov. 8.ADVERTISEMENT Hornets snap Nuggets’ 7-game win streak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I really wanted to get that one,” Jerebko said. “I knew he wanted to get to the basket.”THREE-TEAM TRADEBefore the game, the Bucks injured center John Henson and guard Matthew Dellavedova to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade that also involved the Washington Wizards. The Bucks got veteran point guard George Hill and a 2021 second-round draft pick from the Cavaliers, and forward Jason Smith and cash from the Wizards. Milwaukee also sent a future first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick to Cleveland.UP NEXTWarriors: Return home to face the Timberwolves on Monday.Bucks: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Sunday in a matchup of East’s top two teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This was a game that meant a lot to us,” coach Steve Kerr said. “We were embarrassed a few weeks ago.”The Warriors led 57-51 at the half, hitting 9 of 20 from 3-point range and getting 18 assists on 22 field goals.TIP-INSWarriors: F Draymond Green missed his 11th straight game with a sprained right toe. Coach Steve Kerr said the All Star’s progress has been “fantastic” on the latter part of the road trip, and that he expected Green to play on Monday against Minnesota. … Jonas Jerebko added 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting from 3.Bucks: Middleton had a rough start in back in the lineup after missing the win over Detroit on Wednesday for personal reasons. He went scoreless in the first half and missed four shots, going to the bench after picking up his third foul with 6:11 left in the second quarter, but finished with 10 points.GUARDING GIANNISAntetokounmpo took just 13 shots, about five below his season average. Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who can match Antetokounmpo’s length, often tried to stand his ground in the lane against the Bucks star. Other times, Golden State would double team and the Bucks couldn’t hit the 3.“Offensively, we can be better. We didn’t move the ball very well,” Budenholzer said.TAKING CHARGEIguodala and Jerebko were apparently in a friendly competition about which Warrior could draw the most charges. They were tied at two when Jerebko drew a third, with Antetokounmpo picking up the foul with 7:52 left and the Bucks trailing by none. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Thompson and Stephen Curry each scored 20 points and hit 4 of 9 from beyond the arc, and the Warriors wrapped up a five-game trip with a 105-95 victory on Friday night for their third straight win.Andre Iguodala added a season-high 15 points for Golden State, which pulled away in the second half with another hot stretch from the 3-point line. The Warriors went 6 of 9 from beyond the arc in a roughly six-minute period that started with Curry’s 3 with 3 minutes left in the third quarter to build an 11-point lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Warriors shot 41 percent (19 of 46) from long distance against the Bucks, the league’s highest-scoring team. The Bucks were just 7 of 39 (18 percent) from 3-point territory.“Defense hasn’t been that great, so it’s good to finally put together a game where we hold an opponent to a not so great 3-point percentage,” Thompson said. “That did feel really good, I’m not going to lie.” MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has stoutly denied allegations made by several Local Government Commission members that there continues to be an unprecedented level of interference by Central Government in the affairs of local municipalities and democratic organs.But most recently, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) members on the Commission had much to say about the workings of the Commission. Chief among their many concerns is what they term the usurpation of their powers and the direct interference of Central Government in the affairs of the Commission.Commissioners Norman Whittaker, Clinton Collymore and Carol Sooba were sworn in since October 2017. However, these Commissioners claimed that the body is being propped up as just a front, while Central Government essentially runs the show. They also complained that Government has been stymieing themCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkanat every level, whereas Government is actually supposed to ensure the Commission’s autonomy.Former Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker had related that the Government has been written to on numerous occasions about the situation. However, the situation remains very much the same, and when contacted by those desirous of making complaints, they cannot refer the complainant to an office.But Bulkan told Guyana Times on Wednesday at the sidelines of a signing ceremony that the allegations are far from truth.The Minister also went as far to say that there is neither any interference in the Local Government Organs which includes Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). He noted that his Ministry is committed to a partnership with all parties, and looks forward to the restoration and rehabilitation of what he described as a damaged system of local Government.“Finances to fund the work of our NDCs and municipalities have to be internally generated. They do not come from the centre but the Central Government does provide subventions and financial resources. But the major obligation and responsibility to our organs is for their funding to be internally generated.”The Commission was sworn in October last year, after a lengthy delay. The parliamentary Opposition had named its nominees to the Commission since 2016. However, since the Government did not submit its nominations, this resulted in a deadlock.One of the first public deadlines that Minister Bulkan gave for the body to become functional was at a press conference during the time of the March 2016 Local Government Elections. Asked for an explanation during the latter part of the month, the Minister had moved the deadline to the end of June 2016.In the Budget estimates for 2016, some $30 million were allocated by the Government to the non-functioning commission. When asked, Bulkan had stated that this was to allow the Commission to operate independently of Central Government.The Commission is charged with, among other things, control over who gets appointed as officials in the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils and other local authorities. In addition, it would have to approve budgets for the NDCs.By law, the Commission is to be made up of eight members. The members of the Commission include four nominated from the Government, one from the unions, and three nominees from the Leader of the Opposition. The Commission’s members also include, Mortimer Mingo, Clement Corlette, Marlon Williams, Jo Ann Romascindo, and Andrew Garnett.As the issues over the Commission continues to fester, elected PPP Opposition officials are highlighting, through the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that Government appointed Regional Executive Officers (REOs) of operating contrary to finance laws in Regional Democratic Councils. However, Government has described it as “little aberrations,” noting that Government has been training its REOs.
It was a much-needed win for Gattuso after his reign began last weekend with Milan becoming the first team to fail to beat Benevento this season as goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored in injury-time, before a much-changed side were beaten at Croatians Rijeka in the Europa League.Milan moved up to seventh in the Serie A table, but are still 11 points off the top four.“It was important to win and we did it, we’re happy,” Bonaventura told Milan’s website.“I struggled at the start of the year because I was not fit, but now I’m slowly starting to reach 100 percent.”Bonaventura wasted little time in putting the hosts ahead at the San Siro, as he latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area to slot past a wrong-footed Antonio Mirante in the Bologna goal.Ninth-placed Bologna, who were level on points with Milan heading into the game, equalised midway through the first half as Verdi hammered a left-footed shot into the top corner.But Bonaventura, who scored his first goal of the season last weekend at Benevento, got Gattuso off the mark by meeting Fabio Borini’s 76th-minute cross with a powerful downward header.Earlier on Sunday, title hopefuls Napoli and Roma were both held to goalless draws by Fiorentina and Chievo respectively, leaving Inter Milan still ruling the roost at the top of the table.Inter held six-time defending champions Juventus to a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday to stay one point clear of Napoli at the summit.Juve are third, one point further adrift, with Roma five points off top spot but with a game in hand.– Roma frustrated –Roma were frustrated at Chievo, whose veteran goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino made several magnificent saves to deny the dominant away side.Napoli’s Dries Mertens (left) avoids a challenge from Fiorentina’s Bruno Gaspar during the side’s Serie A match in Naples, on December 10, 2017 © AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLINapoli surrendered first place to Inter after losing at home to Juve last time out, and Sunday’s was another uninspiring home display that did not live up to their reputation as Serie A’s most attractive side.The draw comes after Wednesday’s dispiriting Champions League defeat at Feyenoord, which sent Napoli into the Europa League.“We only have to worry when we don’t create chances, but now we are creating them,” coach Maurizio Sarri said.“I was worried by Wednesday’s performance, not this one.“It’s the kind of game where if you win 1-0, everyone says Napoli have found themselves again.”Roma stayed in touch with the top three but can also be caught by local rivals Lazio, whose game with Torino in Rome on Monday is one of their two games in hand on the top three.Chievo keeper Sorrentino blocked everything Roma threw at him, denying Patrik Schick and Gerson with a superb 24th-minute double save and making a string of other stops.But the 38-year-old’s best moment came with seven minutes remaining when Schick, making his full Roma debut, bore down on goal looking for the winner.The Czech ripped a shot that was sharply deflected, and Sorrentino, already diving one way, stuck out a leg to save what looked a certain goal and a point for his team.“It was one-way traffic,” bemoaned Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco.“We had opportunities in both the first and second half. We deserved a goal, but we didn’t score and that is our fault. We need to be more clinical in front of goal.”Rock-bottom Benevento returned to losing ways with a 2-0 loss at Udinese, whose goals came from Antonin Barak and Kevin Lasagna.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AC Milan’s midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match against Bologna on December 10, 2017 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMilan, Italy, Dec 10 – Giacomo Bonaventura struck twice as AC Milan bounced back from last week’s embarrassing draw at Benevento by beating Bologna 2-1 on Sunday to give Gennaro Gattuso his first win as coach.Midfielder Bonaventura opened the scoring early on before Simone Verdi’s leveller, but grabbed the winner 14 minutes from time.
The winner of yesterday’s Family Pass to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny is Adrienne Randles from Letterkenny.The answer was Tom Cruise.Don’t worry if you didn’t win our Film It Friday FREE competition. There will be chances to win the free family pass every Friday morning. Good luck! AND THE WINNER OF THE FILM IT FRIDAY FAMILY PASS IS …. was last modified: December 21st, 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) Tags:Century Cinemasfamily passFilm It Friday
Two brothers who returned home to Donegal from America and London have been fined after a drunken night out in Letterkenny.The cases of brothers Denis and Sean Friel were heard at Letterkenny District Court today. The court was told that at 3.40am on August 8th last there was a verbal argument involving a number of men at Upper Main Street.When Gardai tried to intervene, both brothers became aggressive and threatened Gardai.Both Sean, aged, 35, and Denis, aged 38, were drunk and were staggering about.They were arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station where they were charged with public order offences.Both men were represented by solicitor Patsy Gallagher who said both worked abroad and were hard-working men who had returned on holiday and had too much drink taken.He said Denis Friel had no previous convictions and ran a construction company in America and returned home about four times a year.Sean Friel had one previous conviction for public order and lives in London where he was a labourer.Judge Paul Kelly ordered both men to make a donation of €250 to the Letterkenny Community and Youth Group and he would not record a conviction against the brothers.Brothers fined after threatening and abusing Gardai on drunken night out was last modified: October 7th, 2019 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)
Finn Harps have completed the signing of full-back JP Gallagher from Irish League side Dungannon Swifts.JP, 28, from Strabane, also played with Irish League double winners Linfield, whom he left to join Dungannon last January.Finn Harps would like to place on record their thanks to JP’s employers, PK Wholesales from Strabane, for allowing the player leave to link up with the squad on matchdays. Harps remain rooted to the bottom of the First Division after the first seris of matches in the league.EndsHARPS SWOOP FOR SWIFTS’ JP GALLAGHER was last modified: May 17th, 2011 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)
With the weather still behaving there was plenty of golf played over the weekend in Ballyliffin.The Friday Open was won by Brendan Conneely  with 37pts. Brendan likes to take a prize back whenever he visits us. In 2nd place was Mat Concannon  with 36pts.The Saturday Open on Glashedy was won by a visitor Vincent O’Rourke  with 38pts. The tougher back 9 proved no problem to him, he gathered 24pts there just to make sure. In 2nd place was a man who has had to build another room onto his house to hold prizes, Eamon O’Donnell  with 37pts. If he just could just win a match on a Sunday he would swap most of his prizes. Another of the Concannan clan Tony Concannon  took 3rd spot with 36pts. Francis Dillo n got in there again to take 4th with 36pts also. The Saturday Gross is turning into the Ernie Heywood  show with him taking the prize again with 33 gross pts.The Sunday Confined on the Old course had a strange look at the top of the prizes. It looks like Liam Doherty[w] was so relieved to be finished with the Captain’s job that he took top spot with 40pts. A level par back 9 saw to that. It looks like Bryan Northey  was so excited at taking over as Captain that he took 2nd with 38pts.J J Lafferty  slipped in again to take 3rd with 37pts. A former old Rasheney striker Liam Collins  took 4th also with 37pts on the break of a tie. The Gross went to 7 handicapper Noel Quigley with 29 gross pts. I’m told there was a few tears shed in that fourball again this week. The Wednesday Society had their end of year Christmas party and competition last week. On a day that was so windy we couldn’t even locate the winner to give him his prize Philip Doherty with 32pts. We have found him since hanging on by his fingernails to Doagh Castle. In 2nd place was a man who was born and bred without a tree for shelter Patsy Toland with 31pts. In 3rd place was that man again Eamon O’Donnell with 29pts. Martin Boyle had it so well organised that there was a prize for everybody, if you managed to get the clubs out of the boot you got a prize. Well done Martin.After the AGM on Friday night Just want to wish all the best to new Captain Bryan Northey and new President John McEleney for the coming year. Believe it or not we are indebted to a frog for a successful and prompt meeting. Happy Golfing.Sunday Confined 11th December 20161st Liam Doherty(W) (7) 40pts2nd Bryan Northey (5) 38pts 3rd JJ Lafferty (18) 37pts4th Liam Collins (21) 37ptsGross: Noel Quigley (7) 29GrossCSS: 71 Saturday Open 10th December 20161st Vincent O’Rourke (13) 38pts2nd Eamonn O’Donnell (16) 37pts3rd Tony Concannon (19) 36pts4th Francis Dillon (6) 36ptsGross: Ernie Heywood (0) 33ptsCSS: 72Friday Open 9th December 20161st Brendan Connelly (15) 37pts2nd Matt Concannon (9) 36ptsCSS: 70Wednesday Society 7th December 20161st Philip Doherty 32pts2nd Patsy Toland 31pts3rd Eamonn O’Donnell 29ptsTwo’s: Tony Doherty, John Gill, Frank HarkinLadies:Confined 9 Holes 11th December 20160-181st Mary McGeoghan 18pts2nd Mary T Hackett 17pts19-281st Ruth McGartoll 18pts2nd Kathleen McEleney 17pts29-361st Yvonne McCarron 21pts2nd Aine McElhinney 20ptsForthcoming Events & FixturesFriday 16th Dec Open Competition on Glashedy Links. Visitors €30ppSaturday 17th Dec Open Competition on The Old Links. Visitors €30ppSunday 18th Dec Members Christmas Party on both coursesFestive Opens at Ballyliffin Golf Club only €25 for visitors. Dates for festive opens: Friday 23rd Dec, Sat 24th Dec, Mon 26th Dec, Tues 27th Dec, Wed 28th Dec, Fri 30th Dec, Sat 31st Dec. Contact us on 0749376119 to book.Bryan Northey is the new Captain at Ballyliffin Golf Club was last modified: December 12th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallyliffinBallyliffin Golf Club
Cech was hugely successful as Chelsea, before leaving for Arsenal in 2015 2 Schmeichel made several heroic saves despite Denmark’s early exit from the World Cup, he also has Champions League experience with he Foxes Belgium’s No.1 left Russia with the World Cup Golden Glove and is expected to join Real Madrid in the coming days.As a result, Chelsea are in need of a new No.1 before the start of the Premier League season.According to Sky Sports, re-signing Cech is a genuine option.The 36-year-old joined London rivals Arsenal in 2015, and has made 117 appearances for the north London club. Chelsea are considering a shock move for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.The Blues are also looking into the possibility of signing Leicester City star Kasper Schemichel, as they prepare for life without Thibaut Courtois. 2 But he could be allowed to leave Arsenal by new manager Unai Emery after he signed German ‘keeper Bernd Leno.Should Courtois depart, Schmeichel is another serious alternative for Chelsea.The Denmark international was in inspired form for his country at the World Cup, producing spectacular saves which almost helped lead them past eventual finalists Croatia.It appears Liverpool will complete the signing of another Roma keeper Alisson Becker, who had previously been linked with Chelsea.Although no fee has been agreed between the Italians and the Reds, it is understood they have launched a bid.