Warm-up matches Thursday, March 10: vs India – Eden Garden, Kolkata Sunday, March 13: vs Australia – Eden Garden, Kolkata Super 10 Group 1 matches Full match schedule Wednesday, March 16: vs England – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore Friday, March 25: vs South Africa – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur ST JOHN’S, Antigua: Johnson Charles has been named to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. The tournament will be played in India from March 8 to April 3. The 27-year-old Charles is a top-order batsman who can also keep wicket. He is also an occasional medium-pace bowler. He has represented the West Indies in 23 T20 Internationals so far, and was member of the team which won the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012. During that tournament, he was Man of the Match against England with a match-winning 84 at Pallekele in the quarter-finals. The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10, and against Australia on Sunday, March 13. West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage, where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round. Squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.
Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film But Rountree halted that run with help from Grethcel Soltones and Celine Domingo, whose kill-block off Lauren Whyte put the High Flyers at match point, 24-22.Iriga stayed in the game on a Jerrili Malabanan net violation but yielded the set and the match on a wild serve by Cabriana.Earlier, Army rebounded from a tough fourth set loss and carved out a 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-27, 15-2 victory over Air Force.ADVERTISEMENT PayMaya blew a four-point lead but rallied from five down late in the fourth frame as it hacked out a 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23 victory over Iriga-Navy to grab the solo lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on Saturday.Import Tess Rountree hammered in four of her 24 points in the stretch to anchor the High Flyers’ stirring rally. That fight-back was aided by the Lady Oragons’ three late miscues, the last a service error by Shyra Cabriana that sealed the one-hour, 56-minute victory for PayMaya.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 It was a big bounce-back win for PayMaya after a shutout loss to the Creamline Cool Smashers in Tuguegarao last week and it shoved the High Flyers to the top of the heap with a 3-1 card in the single elimination round of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.“We just tried to keep the ball flying and in play,” said Rountree after delivering another big game spiked by 20 attack points, two blocks and two aces.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 crownShelby Sullivan and Aiko Urdas backed her with 11 points each while ace playmaker Jasmine Nabor produced 22 excellent sets and libero Lizlee Anne Pantone came away with 29 digs and 15 excellent receptions for the High Flyers.After seizing a 2-1 set lead, PayMaya broke away from a 6-all count in the fourth by racking up four straight hits. But Iriga, with American Macy Ubben taking charge, tied the count at 15, before the Lady Oragons won six of the next seven points to surge ahead at 21-16. Redemption China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
Dear Editor,The apparent unending cycle of judicial encounters, vehement dialogue among the masses concerning the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) and its consequences are having a new manifestation. Some have chosen to ignore the obvious and have mastered the art of sprouting alternative facts.However, the truth will always win and the person of integrity will always stand out and be distinguished among pretenders.So, we have had seven months and eleven days since the December 21 successful passage of the NCM. It has been 1 month and 14 days since the definitive ruling of the CCJ. Further, it has been 20 days since the consequential orders of the CCJ were given and the same old rhetoric of a desperate, undemocratic and insincere Government continues. This time, it is not “34 is the majority”, it is “House-to-House Registration”; a transparent ploy to buy themselves more time. The judicial system is being burdened because of the unwillingness of this Granger-led Administration to abide by the provisions of Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution. Emphasis here, a caretaker Government must hold elections in three months. There is no evidence that suggests the President and his team will obey the Constitution, actions speak louder than words.Now, let’s examine GECOM and its work programme towards elections. Documentation emanating from the Secretariat indicates that the pathway using Claims and Objections to get to a certified Official List of Electors (OLE) will take 119 days ie 29 days beyond the three-month timeframe as constitutionally mandated. We believe this can be shortened by way of using the list which validity expired on April 30, 2019, have a Claims and Objections exercise lasting no more than three to four weeks, nominations day is usually 32 days before election day. In good faith, this is the pathway for “sanitising and removal” promulgating the facilitation of timely credible elections, giving an opportunity for all eligible voters to be on the list.The same document further outlines that House-to-House Registration requires 290 days to get to a National Register of Registrants database (NRRDB). After this, you still have to facilitate Claims and Objections, which as stated above requires 119 days to get to an Official List of Electors (OLE); a total of 409 days – almost a period of 14 months. This is totally unacceptable. We in the PPP/C believe this cry of “no House-to-House Registration, no elections” by the APNU/AFC Government and GECOM in the absence of a constitutionally appointed Chairperson commencing this ongoing House-to-House exercise is a recipe for delay, disaster and damage to our constitutional democracy.Having spent 25 billion dollars and counting on a House-to-House exercise in 2008 followed by 11 cycles of Continuous Registration, the last being October 2018, GECOM’s current move to create a new database which will essentially serve as a de-registration exercise as against a registration exercise is toxic, senseless and pandering to political forces, this must be stopped.The database that currently exists was used for the 4 recent elections – (i) 2011 where the APNU and AFC lost but garnered a one-seat majority in the National Assembly, (ii) 2015 General and Regional Elections where the APNU/AFC coalition came to Government with a one-seat majority, (iii) 2016 Local Government Elections and (iv) 2018 Local Government Elections where the PPP/C achieved more than 63 per cent of the popular vote.At no time before the successful passage of the no-confidence vote did this Granger-led Administration or anyone have a problem with the credibility of the list or the database. Every cry should now be seen as crocodile tears, a farce, lacking in justification.The courts and GECOM itself must assert its independence and reject the connivance and threats emanating from operatives within and closely connected to the Government. It is expected that the current House-to-House Registration should be stopped by the courts and GECOM itself.To continue would mean, using GECOM’s timelines as previously outlined – elections would be held sometime in June 2020, giving this Government a full five-year term, totally ignoring the consequences of the successful passage of a no-confidence vote. The Caribbean Court of Justice clearly stated when it ruled on June 18, 2019, that the provisions of the Constitution contained in Articles 106 (6) and 106 (7) were immediately engaged.As such, elections are due by September 18, 2019. A House-to-House Registration to get an OLE is unconstitutional, a delay tactic and meant to satisfy the narrow-minded political agenda of Granger and his Administration.Justice and righteousness are required on this matter.Yours sincerely,Bishop Juan A EdghillPPP/C MP
…raises insurable earnings ceilingThe National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has announced an increase in old-age pension which took effect from January 1, 2020; however, it was noted that the insurable earnings ceiling has increased.NIS head office, Brickdam and Winter Place, GeorgetownThis is according to a statement that was issued by NIS declaring the increase in minimum old age and invalidity pensions, an increase in minimum survivors’ pension, an increase in the insurable earnings ceiling-monthly, and increase in the insurable earnings ceiling- weekly.The minimum rates for old age and invalidity pensions have been increased from $32,100 to $35,000 per month, while the increase for minimum rate for survivors’ pension has been increased from $16,050 to$17,500 per month.Meanwhile, the monthly insurable earnings ceiling has been increased from $256,800 to $280,000 per month and the weekly insurable earnings ceiling has been increased from $59,262 to $64,615 per weekLast year, the Finance Ministry’s Half-Year Report had stated that NIS recorded an overall deficit of $748.4 million for the year, compared to the $715.6 million it recorded in the same half-year period for 2018. Revenue collection so far for 2019 was $11.9 billion, 9.7 per cent more than the same period for 2018.“This improved position resulted from higher wage bands, on account of an increase in wages and salaries, as well as an improved collection of outstanding contributions from delinquent employers,” the report had stated.Earlier this year, chartered accountant Christopher Ram, in an interview with Guyana Times explained that many persons do not see their NIS deduction in the positive light of being a contribution to their future pension, but rather, they see it as a deduction from an already small salary.
– Play-offs set for Providence on Sept 11 &12The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) fixtures, venues, and start times have been confirmed for the 2018 season, which gets underway on August 8 when defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders take on St Lucia Stars in Trinidad.The tournament will then visit Guyana, St Lucia, Jamaica, St Kitts, Barbados and the USA before returning to Trinidad for the final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba on September 16.The tournament will feature 34 matches between the six franchises with each team playing five home matches. The Jamaica Tallawahs will play three of their home games in Lauderhill, Florida meaning the CPL is returning to the USA for the third successive year.The Hero CPL has signed a three-year agreement with Trinidad and Tobago to host the finals in the country following the successful final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in 2017.This year’s tournament will once again see a mix of the best global and Caribbean cricketing talent with the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, David Warner, Steve Smith and Brendon McCullum among those taking part.Hero CPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Damien O’Donohoe said: “We are really excited about the 2018 edition of the tournament. We have gone from strength to strength since we first started in 2013 and we know that the sixth Hero CPL is going to be the biggest and best yet. “The Biggest Party in Sport” is coming and we can’t wait for it all to get started.”Tickets are available at cplt20.com and from local box offices and they are selling fast.
1 Dier admitted in 2010 while at Sporting Lisbon that it would be difficult to turn down a move to United – the club he supported as a boy Tottenham Hotspur have been rocked by reports that Eric Dier is open to a move to Manchester United this summer.With their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic reportedly on the verge of collapse, the Red Devils have set their sights on the 23-year-old England international.United have already seen one bid for the versatile Dier – who can play in both defensive and midfield roles – REJECTED by Spurs.Tottenham are keen to keep the England youngster, who has shone for the club since arriving from Sporting Lisbon for just £4m in 2014.He has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club, plus 19 senior international caps for the Three Lions.But, according to the Guardian, Man United are expected to test Spurs’ resolve with an improved offer of around £50million.They are also willing to more than double his current £70,000 weekly wage at White Hart Lane.United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is said to have spoken to Daniel Levy at the start of the summer, and the Tottenham chief made it clear Dier is categorically not for sale.But with United willing to spend big, and boyhood United fan Dier apparently keen on a move to Old Trafford, could Spurs allow another player to swap north London for Manchester?
Three young Inishowen men broke into the home of a businessman before tying up two young girls and threatening them with a fake gun.Letterkenny court.Jason Bonner, 19, and two other accomplices burst into the house in Carndonagh on September29th last before taping the mouths and hands of one of the girls. The young gang believed there was a substantial amount of tobacco and cash in the house which belonged to Patrick Pembroke of The Mullins, Carndonagh.However, when the men broke into the house, the owner wasn’t present, but his grand-daughter Daniella Doherty and her friend Shannon Doherty were inside the house.Daniella Doherty opened the door and it was then forced in by one of the other men.She was thrown to the ground and had her hands, mouth and head taped.The men told the girls they had a gun, although the court heard that gun was never produced to the girls.It was later discovered by Gardaí that the gun the men had with them during the robbery was an imitation firearm.While Daniella Doherty lay bound on the ground, Shannon Doherty was told to put tobacco and money into a bag which the thieves had brought with them.The men frantically searched the house, but found only six packets of cigarettes and just €58 in cash.However, Shannon Doherty managed to escape from the house and was able to raise the alarm.Members of her family then apprehended Jason Bonner of Aghilly, Buncrana and kept him under restraint until Gardaí arrived at the scene and arrested him.Frank Bonner, the father of the accused, said the nature of the crime and the repercussions of the robbery has had a profound effect on his son and the entire family.He said, “As a family we’ve just been left devastated by what happened. We just couldn’t believe Jason had been involved in this sort of crime.“It left us dumbfounded, and it absolutely disgraced our entire family. The pain and trauma the two girls suffered as a result of the robbery is just tragic.”When quizzed as to whether or not his son had any remorse for his part in the robbery, Mr Bonner said his remorse was total and genuine.“Jason is coming to terms with what he done, and he knows it was a terrible thing he was a part of. He is totally remorseful for his actions.“That doesn’t make everything ok, but I know he’s deeply sorry for what he’s done and his remorse is total and genuine.”Mr Bonner also revealed his son had tried to take his own life and he had been forced to get psychiatric help for his son.“I’m not looking for sympathy for Jason, he has to be held accountable for his actions. But we were so worried about him we had him signed into a mental institution.“He was self-harming and had made attempts to take his own life, we were so worried about him and we realise he needs psychological support.“He needs to be involved in something active during the week, and needs to speak to a mental health professional once-a-week.”Barrister Damien Crawford said the Bonner family are a decent hard working family and the actions of their son had caused them great distress and embarrassment.He said the accused was remorseful for his actions and asked to pen a letter to his victims, but was advised not to do it, he also offered them €2,000 as compensation for his actions.He also appealed against a custodial sentence for his client, saying that he needs specialist help from medical professionals, and with the support of his loving family can help turn his life around.Judge Matthew Deery said the men were out of their depth and didn’t fully understand the seriousness of the crime they were about to commit.“They didn’t expect the girls to be there, and Shannon Doherty and Daniella Doherty have been deeply affected by the ordeal.“Daniella Doherty probably suffered greater trauma because she was bound, but both were subjected to awful ordeals.“I’m taking into account by what was said by Mr Crawford and I’m satisfied listening to their evidence that they’ll be able to help Jason to stop re-offending,” he said.He jailed Bonner for two and a half years but suspended the sentence and ordered him to keep the peace for three years.The two other men will be dealt with after having their cases adjourned until December.TEENAGE GANG TERRIFIED YOUNG GIRLS DURING BOTCHED ROBBERY was last modified: July 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghcashFrank BonnerJason BonnerJudge Matthew DeeryLetterkenny Circuit Courtrobbery
Southern Illinois 4, #46 Drake 4Apr 23, 2016 at Normal, Ill. Drake was down early against the Redbirds after dropping the doubles point with a 7-5 loss from sophomores Bayo Philips and Ben Wood and then a 7-6 setback from freshmen Tom Hands and Ben Clark. Sophomores Calum MacGeoch and Vinny Gillespie defeated their opponents 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. Doubles competition Doubles competition Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,3,5,6,2,1) The Bulldogs will head to the Missouri Valley Conference in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. Singles competition 2. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Jakub Eisner (ILS) 7-6, 6-0 1. Urh Krajnc Domiter (ILS) vs. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) 1-6, 6-3, unfinished 2. Lott, Ben/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Pimentel, Wilder/Pozo, Alex (SIU) 7-5 5. Pozo, Alex (SIU) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 7-6, 6-4 Hands and MacGeoch each gave Drake an early lead with strong singles performances. Hands won 6-1,6-1 at the No. 5 spot while MacGeoch defeated Jakub Eisner 7-6 in the first set and dominating the second set with a 6-0 performance in the No. 2 spot. Despite the impressive first two wins Philips fell after a close 6-4, 7-6 match up in the No. 3 spot. Illinois State’s Christoffer Greve defeated Stride 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to clinch the Redbirds win. 4. Christoffer Greve (ILS) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Illinois State 4, #46 Drake 2Apr 23, 2016 at 2. MacGeoch, Calum/Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Christoffer Greve/Dylan Steffens (ILS) 6-4 4. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Molloy, Peter (SIU) 6-2, 6-1 1. Rigby, Jonny (SIU) def. Lott, Ben (DU) 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 1. Jakub Eisner/Andreas Boers (ILS) def. Philips, Bayo/Wood, Ben (DU) 7-5 6. Dylan Steffens (ILS) def. Clark, Ben (DU) 6-1, 6-4 3. Rodrigo Oliveira/Rolando Torrellas (ILS) def. Hands, Tom/Clark, Ben (DU) 7-6 Singles competition Hands continued his stellar performance with a dominating, 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 4 spot to put Drake up 2-0. Southern Illinois evened the match with wins on courts three and five. After dropping the first set 7-5, Wood bounced back to win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-4, putting Drake ahead, 3-2. The Salukis completed the comeback with three-set wins on courts one and two. 3. Pimentel, Wilder (SIU) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-0, 7-5 In the Bulldogs’ second match of the day against the Salukis, Drake got out to a quick lead by winning the doubles point and then getting the first point in singles. 1. Rigby, Jonny/Baranski, Piotr (SIU) vs. Wood, Ben/Philips, Bayo (DU) 5-6, unfinished Match Notes 2. Baranski, Piotr (SIU) def. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 5. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Andreas Boers (ILS) 6-1, 6-1 6. Wood, Ben (DU) def. Martinez, Daniel (SIU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 3. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Molloy, Peter/Martinez, Daniel (SIU) 7-5 NORMAL, Ill. – The 46th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team dropped its final two regular season matches as the Bulldogs fell to Illinois State, 4-2, and Southern Illinois, 4-3, on Saturday in Normal, Ill. 3. Rodrigo Oliveira (ILS) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-4, 7-6 Print Friendly Version
Fianna Fáil has selected Micheál Naughton to succeed the late councillor, Sean McEniff, on Donegal County Council.The seat was left vacant following the death of hotelier Cllr Sean McEniff in April.Many thought he would be succeeded by his daughter, former Bundoran town councillor Elizabeth McIntyre. However, a number of others put their names forward for the vacant seat.They included Mr Naughton as well as former Ballyshannon town councillor, Billy Grimes and Roger Meehan, a party activist from Dunkineely.Mr. Naughton said he will work tirelessly for the constituency when he addressed delegates at the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal Town.A hotel manager and manager of the Donegal Ladies Senior GAA team, he promised to work tirelessly for the party. The selection convention began with a minute’s silence in tribute to Sean McEniff.Surprise as Fianna Fail select Micheál Naughton to replace late Sean McEniff was last modified: July 17th, 2017 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:bundoranMicheal NaughtonSean McEniff
A man who led Gardai on a high-speed chase before pulling up outside a Garda station claims he thought undercover officers were other people out to get him.Neil Lynch took off at speed after being approached by Gardai in an unmarked patrol car in Co Donegal on December 14th last. The 41-year-old was parked outside a garage in the village of St Johnston when he saw a car approaching him.He sped off towards the village of Carrigans as Gardai pursued him with their siren on and flashing blue light activated.Lynch increased his speed and then entered onto the wrong side of the road before eventually pulling up outside Carrigans Garda station.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client did not know he was being pursued by Gardai but by other individuals.Judge Paul Kelly replied incredulously “With sirens and blue flashing lights?”Mr Gallagher replied that his client did have a chequered past.He said this was the same man who drove a lorry with a tricolour on it through Armagh on July 12th.However, he said Lynch was now trying to move on with his life and was working as a digger driver in Dublin and earning €700 per week.“He seems to have turned over a new leaf and I am asking the court to see if he will abide by the law. If he is working and providing then it will be better all ’round,” said Mr Gallagher.Judge Kelly said he was “very sceptical” about someone who drives away from a car with sirens and blue lights flashing on it.He added that Lynch, of Tullyowen, St Johnston, had an appaling record.He adjourned the case until May 17th and ordered Lynch to undertake the Pro-Social Driving course.Man who led Gardai on high-speed chase pulled up outside Garda station was last modified: March 5th, 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) Tags:chasecourtGardaiNeil LynchSt Johnston