Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) secretary, Fritz Harris, has confirmed that he intends to run for the office of president of the organisation.A two-year, two-term secretary of the association, Harris is set to square-off with incumbent president, Billy Heaven.Harris was one of Heaven’s campaign directors when he was elected to office two years ago.”Yes, it’s true. I will be running for the position of president,” noted Harris.Harris was also the secretary of previous president, Lyndel Wright, who served one term.Heaven, head of the government-run Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, was criticised last year for not supporting the candidacy of the Jamaican, Dave Cameron, for the post of president of the West Indies Cricket Board.The JCA membership, at their annual general meeting, thereafter, subsequently rescinded the stance that was taken by Heaven and the board of directors.Heaven, among his list of accomplishments, has overseen the implementation of artificial lights at Sabina Park.The next JCA annual general meeting and election of officers is scheduled to be held by June this year.
Indonesia’s Rudy Agustian, right, celebrates after beating the Philippines’ Kaji Ebin during their flyweight bout in ONE: Pursuit of Greatness in Yangon, Myanmar. Agustian won by submission in the first round. Photo from ONE ChampionshipIt was a forgettable night for Filipino fighters after Ryan Jakiri and Kaji Ebin suffered first-round losses in the ONE: Pursuit of Greatness Friday night at Yangon, Myanmar.Jakiri was knocked out by China’s Han Zi Hao, the Top King Muay Thai champion, who unloaded a crushing counter right hand in the opening round of their ONE Super Series kickboxing duel.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Everyday Eovaldi turns in Series performance for the ages Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flyweight Ebin, on the other hand, couldn’t escape the americana lock applied by Rudy Agustian of Indonesia, who won by submission at the 4:01 mark.In the main event, hometown hero Aung La N Sang retained the middleweight title after scoring a TKO victory by strikes over Lebanese challenger Mohammad Karaki.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“This is just the beginning. I’m going to keep getting better, and I guarantee that I’m going to put on better shows. Together, Myanmar, there are 60 million of us. If we unite and if we work together, we can achieve anything,” Aung La N Sang said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments
Last week, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Julia Duncan Cassell, started the distribution of bicycles, motorbikes and a Land Cruiser vehicle — all donated by UNICEF — to the Ministry’s coordinators in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Making the presentation, Minister Cassell said the logistical materials were intended to enable officers of the Child Welfare Department assigned to political subdivisions, including districts, chiefdoms and clans, to move around and collect data on abuses against women, children and the elderly.“As you all are aware, the issue of children is so important. Abuse, rape, sexual and gender-based violence as well as domestic violence, all of these have to be curtailed,” she said. “These materials will enable our coordinators in the various counties to carry on their work smoothly.”Sidestepping the cost of the donated logistical materials, Cassell instead warned the end users to handle them with proper care “so they serve the purpose for which they were intended.”Qualifying the reason for providing bicycles as part of the logistical materials, she said that they help reduce maintenance cost “as maintenance cost for bicycles will not be as high as motorbikes and vehicles.” The Minister used the occasion to call on parents to help the government in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.“Let us stop abusing our children; let us send our girls and other children to school. Let’s make our girl children reach their full potential,” she said.“We must allow our girl and boy children to have equal opportunities. Treat them equally as children because your girl child can become the next minister, bishop, president, or any other position in the country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The June sale of oil and gas drillings rights in Northeast BC isless than a week away and, expectations are running high next Wednesday’s sale could set another monthly record.The May 21st sale at 441 million dollars set the currentrecord and, six of the ten best sales in provincial history have beenrecorded in the past twelve months.Last month’s sale included 40 parcels covering just over 46 thousandhectares, making the average price per hectare more than 95 hundreddollars.Advertisement – Advertisement -The Energy Ministry is offering 99 parcels this month totaling more than 61 thousand hectares.So if the bids are in the same range as last month the provincial take this month will exceed half a billion dollars.Meantime, gas prices continue to run far ahead of forecast and, the Finance Ministry could be looking at a windfall.The forecast was for five dollars and 65 cents Canadian, per gigajoule but, the current price is close to ten dollars.For each one dollar rise in the price of natural gas over theforecast, the ministry collects an additional 300 million dollars inroyalties.
1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho immediately set his sights on a fourth Premier League title for Chelsea after guiding the club to their first championship in five years on Sunday.The Blues secured a first league title since 2009/10 with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.Mourinho’s side needed three points to claim the trophy with three games to spare and Eden Hazard headed in the rebound after missing a first-half penalty.Mourinho’s 21st trophy of his prolific career was the Capital One Cup win at Wembley in March – the first of his second spell at Stamford Bridge – and now the Portuguese has a third Premier League title and Chelsea’s fourth in 11 seasons.Mourinho said: “I will try (for) another one. I will try always.“The day I don’t feel that passion to try to do it again, that’s enough. I don’t feel that day is arriving.“When you work so hard and you are champions you feel that you got what you deserve. That good feeling.“For me, maybe (a) special feeling, because I’m not the smartest guy to choose countries and clubs.“I could choose another club in another country where to be champion is easier. I choose the most difficult league in Europe.“I risk. I’m so, so happy, because I won another Premier League title, 10 years, or eight or nine years later, in my second spell.”Mourinho added: “Today was not a game to enjoy. Today was the game to finish the job.”
IT’S barely been a week since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl and Boeing officials reached their deal on the future of the old Santa Susana Field Lab site in the Simi Hills. And already, there’s some cause for concern that the public’s interest won’t be served. It’s been 18 years since the Daily News first exposed the extent of contamination at the site, polluted by rocket and nuclear research during the Cold War. Throughout that time, neither Boeing – the site’s current owner – nor state or federal regulators took much interest in cleaning it up. But all that seemed to change earlier this month. Thanks to a bill that Kuehl, D-Los Angeles, authored, and passed with bipartisan support in the Legislature, Boeing was forced to come to the negotiating table. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Kuehl’s bill, signed into law by Schwarzenegger, requires cleaning toxic sites to exacting standards before they can be sold or used for any other purpose. The Santa Susana deal negotiated with Boeing by Kuehl and Schwarzenegger requires legislation next year that would allow the company to meet lower cleanup standards than the exceedingly high ones in the new law. When the cleanup is complete (to a standard tougher than federal law requires) Boeing will turn Santa Susana over to the state to become open space. As usual, the devil lurks in the details. Although all sides have agreed that Boeing will have to clean up the site to residential standards – as opposed to the more demanding farmland standards outlined in the original Kuehl bill – the specifics of what’s entailed are still subject to debate and/or interpretation. Some environmentalists are rightly concerned that when the new legislation is finally ironed out, Boeing will be able to get away with not cleaning the land adequately. Given the history of intransigence and inaction at the Santa Susana Field Lab, such concerns are hardly unfounded. But there’s still plenty of reason for optimism that the site will be properly cleaned up once and for all. It begins with Kuehl. It’s hard to imagine that the senator would allow her new bill to be massaged to the point of meaninglessness. Environmental groups would, we hope, also be able to arouse enough public concern to kill a new, bad bill, if need be. Meanwhile, under the terms of last week’s deal, tough cleanup standards are now state law and would apply to the Boeing property if new legislation fails to win approval for some reason. The key, of course, will be vigilance. It will take close monitoring by community groups, environmentalists and the media to make sure any legislation is sound and that the cleanup of the site is thorough. But after 18 years, we’re finally seeing some progress on Santa Susana cleanup. And that is encouraging.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Rafael van der Vaart with FC Midtjylland sports manager Claus Steinlein Former Tottenham and Netherlands playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has signed a two-year deal with Denmark minnows FC Midtjylland.The club announced the arrival of the 33-year-old, who won 109 caps for his country, from La Liga outfit Real Betis on their Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. Van der Vaart joined Betis in June 2015 following his departure from Bundesliga team Hamburg.He was given permission to leave the Spanish club this summer and was linked with a move to Reading, now managed by his former Holland team-mate Jaap Stam.However, that move did not materialise and Van der Vaart has now signed a two-year contract with Midtjylland.The former Ajax, Real Madrid, Tottenham and Hamburg player told the club’s official website: “The wait has been long, but now I’m an FC Midtjylland player, and I am really pleased. I am looking to get started in the club and meet my new team-mates. “It is a young team with many young players and a good academy. I am by now an experienced player, so I hope I can help them with my experience. I am convinced that it will be a perfect match.“Physically I feel good, but of course I lack a little. I want to play football, and I am glad therefore also to get started with the training.” 1
Fun in Kerrykeel last yearIT’S St Patrick’s Day – and with good dry weather forecast with sunshine for the afternoon – it promises to be a great day across County Donegal for families.From Bundoran to Buncrana and from Moville to Mullaghduff, there are parades aplenty across the county today.Here’s your guide to the main parades today: BUNDORAN:Family Fun guaranteed at annual Bundoran St Patrick’s Day Parade!There’ll be something for young and old at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Beautiful Bundoran as the theme of ”Community and Commemoration” brings together a mix of local and visiting participants from 3.30pm.Organisers are promising a bumper turnout of local community groups, visiting delegates, carnival acts, marching bands and more as the parade makes its way through the seaside town in front of an expected crowd of thousands who will make the annual pilgrimage to celebrate the national feast day today. Marching and pipe bands from neighbouring counties will be led by an Irish Defence Forces colour party from the 28th Infantry Batalion at nearby Finner Camp, which will be followed by the volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat and many of the community groups and businesses in the town.A delegation from two of Bundoran’s Douzelage twin towns of Sherborne, UK and Meerssen, Netherlands will also take part as will a group of Americans visiting from Clackamas, Oregon.Parade Director John O’Connell said ‘there has been a huge interest from local and visiting groups in taking part in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade and we are delighted to welcome them all to Bundoran.With the theme of “Community and Commemoration” the parade is recognizing the efforts put in by the local groups in the community and also of course giving a nod to the national commemoration, which happens throughout the year of 2016. We would encourage everyone young and old to line the streets on Thursday for the parade which kicks off at 3.30pm, dress in their green and wave their tricolours for what promises to be a memorable day for all the family.’The parade will commence at 3.30pm from the East End, making its way up Main Street and on to the West End, where it will turn and retrace the route, turning off at Church Road and finishing at the Magh Ene College sports hall. Judging for the parade will take place at the viewing stand at the Holyrood Hotel where the judges will be looking for originality and creativity in the floats. RTE News will also be filming on the day for the St Patrick’s Day “Six One” Special which will air on Thursday evening at 6pm on RTE1.LETTERKENNYThe Parade starts as usual at 3pm making its way from Pearse Road via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town.With 2016 being such a special year for Ireland, Letterkenny Chamber has announced it’s theme for the 2016 St Patrick’s Day Parade. In celebration of the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, which took the first steps to the birth of our nation, the theme is “Ireland 100 Years On – The Rhythm of Our Nation”. Letterkenny’s St.Patrick’s day parade is one of the biggest in the County and this year it is hoping to get entries from a wide range of businesses, community organisations, sports clubs and bands.ARDARA (SUNDAY)20th March 2016, Ardara @ 3.30pmShamrocks and snakes at the ready, St Patrick is back. The Annual St. Patrick’s day parade will take place in Ardara at 3.30pm on Sunday March 20th. Marching Bands from all around the North West will return to Ardara, for our annual Band Competition, with many floats from all around the local community with one big Question “what will it take to win?!!” could it be Donald Trump, maybe a Connor McGregor, Water rates or Election promises, only one way to find out and that is to come and see. This has always been a fantastic day filled with Music, Dance, Laughs & Craic.This is the 31st consecutive year of the Ardara Parade, if you would like to enter a float, business or band please contact Margaret on 087 2023033Website www.ardara.ieBALLYSHANNONThe St. Patrick’s Parade in Ballyshannon will draw a crowd of between 2,000 and 3,000 today.The parade will start on Tir Conail St, before travelling along Main St, Beleek Rd and back via the Port to the Market Yard. The route of the parade will close from 2pm until 3pm.Those not attending the parade should use the N15 Ballyshannon Bypass.BUNCRANAThe Committee of The St Patrick’s Day Parade, Buncrana hope to turn the town into a sea of green white and gold.The parade will start at 3:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the parade, which is a great family event.Further details available on: www.visitinishowen.comBURTONPORTThe 12th annual “St Patricks day Celebration of Irish culture” which will be held once again at St Columba’s Community Centre, Burtonport between 12 noon and 2pmOnce again there will be traditional music, Irish dancing, singing, local marching bands, our gigantic pot of Irish stew and lots more traditional fair on offer.Entry on the day will be free but for those of you who can spare a few euro we would appreciate a donation as all monies collected on the day will be divided among 3 local charities – The local lifeboat fund, Burtonport annual festival & St Columbas community centre.The committee are encouraging everyone who is willing, to donate gifts which can be used as prizes and to do so ASAP so that the committee can allocate prizes to the various games & raffles. Gifts can be left at the community centre or collection can be arranged by ringing – 0863836546. Thank you.DONEGAL TOWNThe St. Patrick’s Parade in Donegal Town will take place at 3pm.The parade will follow a route from Drumrooske Business Park, Killybegs Rd, The Diamond, Main St and on towards Donegal Hospital and back along the same route.The town centre will be closed from Main St to the hospital from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The Killybegs Rd will be closed from the roundabout. Motorists can avoid the town by using the bypass. Gardai will be directing traffic.KILLYBEGSThis St Patrick’s Day there will be the annual parade with a prize for best float starting at 2pm followed by live music and Irish dancing on the Diamond in Killybegs.MOUNTCHARLESThe village of Mountcharles will host its own St. Patrick’s Day parade for the first time in 25 years!The parade is due to get underway at 12 noon. St Peter’s NS Reunion Band will lead the parade through the village. Also taking part are the Ardaghey Pipe Band and the Killaghtee Accordion Band. Family Trasure Hunt at 2pm, Kids Disco in the Community Centre 5 – 7pm. Music in pubs at 10pm….something for everyone.MOVILLEMoville will host their 26th St Patrick’s Day Parade lead once again by St Patrick himself (aka Eamon McLaughlin).There will be bands, live music and fringe events. Come along and enjoy the craic, people and atmosphere. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere. This is a great day out for all the family at one of the county’s best events. For more details visit also: www.visitinishowen.comBALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLARTHE Twin Towns St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Ballybofey & Stranorlar is at 3pm.This year there will be prizes for the best dressed St Patrick, Best family fancy dress and prizes for the best fancy dressed kids! We welcome any buskers or musicians to set up along the streets. All businesses and community groups are welcome to take part in the parade. Start time 3pm at Milbrea Surgery. Contact Kathy for more details on 086 3142886.There are also parades in Dungloe (3pm) Gaoth Dobhair, Annagry, Kerrykeel, Carrigart, Pettigo, Creeslough and Falcarragh.YOUR GUIDE TO ST PATRICK’S DAY MAIN PARADES ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: March 17th, 2016 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:Donega;donegallistparadesSt Patrick’s Day
Steven Gerrard is one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players 5 Despite this, though, he spoke highly of the Northern Irishman’s training sessions, adding players love working for him.“I skip into training and am enjoying it,” he said at the time.“I cannot speak highly enough of him as a guy, and also on the training pitch.“He does not miss a session and he makes it enjoyable every single day.” Rodgers’ Liverpool team, captained by Gerrard, narrowly missed out on Premier League glory in 2014. The Reds drew and lost in two of their last three matches and eventually finished two points behind Man City Rodgers came close to leading the Reds to a first league title since 1990 during the 2013/14 season, but was pipped by Man City and the manager lost his job in October 2015.Celtic appointed him in May 2016 and the partnership has brought huge success to Parkhead. Since arriving in Glasgow, the club has won back-to-back trebles and domestically, in his first season, Celtic didn’t lose a single game.The weekend should be a cracker. Most popular Scottish football news Speaking in 2015, shortly after announcing he was ending his long association with Liverpool to move to LA Galaxy, the 38-year-old couldn’t speak highly enough of Celtic’s supremo.“For me, I just wish I had met him when I was coming into my prime, maybe 25 or 26 years of age,” he told Sky Sports.“I wish I’d had five, six, seven years with him as I believe I’d have a couple of medals that I sorely miss, which are Premier League medals.”A league title is the only major one missing from Gerrard’s vast collection that includes two FA Cups, three League Cups, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. 5 Gerrard enjoyed working under Rodgers at Liverpool and speaks highly of his training sessions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Gerrard and Rodgers lock horns as managers for the first time 5 5 However, he was 32 when Rodgers took over on Merseyside and eventually saw his playing time reduced as he got older, with his boss’ decision to leave him on the bench for a Real Madrid game pushing him further to towards the exit. Celtic made it seven titles in a row last season in what was another treble-winning campaign under Rodgers Steven Gerrard thinks he would have more medals in his collection had he played under Brendan Rodgers earlier in his career.The former midfielder was Liverpool captain when Rodgers arrived at Anfield in 2012 and the pair now face each other for the first time as managers when Gerrard takes his Rangers side to Celtic Park on 2 September for the first Old Firm derby of the season.Rodgers hasn’t lost to Rangers since taking the job in 2016, while Gerrard is unbeaten as Ibrox boss since taking over earlier in the summer. scrap 5
Danny Lafferty’s supermarket in Creeslough this afternoonThere was an eerie silence in the small Donegal village of Creeslough yesterday afternoon.The few locals on the street were shaking their heads and whispering in hushed tones at the High Court’s ruling to close its supermarket and best-known bar.It was almost as if they were calling to the wake of Lafferty’s Supermarket as word spread of its pending closure. Local woman Catherine Robinson described Creeslough as “a small village with a big heart” but admitted the decision to close the town’s supermarket was a “hammer blow.”A huge crowd turned out to support Danny Lafferty and help save 40 jobs in CreesloughCatherine was on her daily visit to the supermarket when she heard the news.“I am just in shock. I was hoping against hope that Danny and the staff would get a second chance.“The next nearest village to me is in Dunfanaghy but I haven’t got a car so I don’t know what I will do to get my daily groceries,” she said Catherine said the loss of the famous Corncutter’s Rest Bar would also mean the loss of the social life of the village“It’s a great pub and the only pub I would go to the very rare occasion I might go out for a drink.“I am part of the Creeslough Women’s Group and we had our Christmas party there and they put on a lovely meal for us.“Yes, it’s terrible that these businesses have been ordered to close and the loss of the jobs but it means another part of the community has died,” she said.Local undertaker Seamus Harkin was leaving Lafferty’s shop when he heard the news. “That’s just awful news to hear. It’s hard to take in.“I remember a time when there was 22 businesses in Creeslough back in the 950s but all that has changed now.“Big business has changed all that. I know people are looking for value from the bigger supermarkets but they are not looking at the bigger picture,” he said.Susan Moffett was carrying a bag of shopping which included milk, bread and the local newspaper when she heard that the shop had been ordered to close. Accompanied by her granddaughter Sophie, she said she felt particularly sad for owner Danny Lafferty and his family.“Danny may have got himself into debt but so many people are in debt because they are just trying to get by.“He has done so much for the people of this village over the years that it is a shame.“He sponsored so many festivals and was involved in St Michael’s GAA club. It’s just heartbreaking to hear the news.“I don’t know what the staff are going to do either. There’s no jobs out there and it will only mean that more people will be heading to Australia or America or wherever,” she said.EERIE SILENCE SWEEPS CREESLOUGH – FALL-OUT FROM LAFFERTY’S CLOSURE SINKS IN was last modified: May 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CreesloughHIGH COURTLafferty’s Supermarket