KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jason Mohammed narrowly missed his sixth first class hundred but Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood was closing in on his fifth, as Jamaica Scorpions took command of their fourth round Regional Four-Day contest against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here yesterday.Replying to Scorpions’ first innings of 314, Red Force were dismissed for 206 after resuming the second day at Sabina Park on 35 for two.Mohammed carved out a splendid unbeaten 91 while in-form Barbadian opener Kyle Hope got 64, but Red Force tumbled to the spin of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who claimed four for 61 and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller who picked up three for 53.With a lead of 108, Scorpions batted themselves into a strong position thanks to Blackwood who was unbeaten on 80 at the close.They were slumping at 21 for two until Blackwood combined with West Indies batsman Andre McCarthy, who made 28, to put on 83 for the third wicket.The right-handed Blackwood has so far faced 120 balls in 157 minutes and counted ten fours and a six while McCarthy struck four fours in a 54-ball knock.Earlier, Red Force needed the enterprise of Mohammed and Hope in order to rebound from their overnight chaos when they lost two wickets in successive deliveries to end the first day.Left-hander Yannic Cariah fell in the morning’s seventh over for 15 at 56 for three but the pair came together in an 87-run fourth-wicket stand to rescue the innings.Mohammed, in his first game since his return from West Indies duty, faced 125 balls in 2-3/4 hours at the crease and blasted ten fours and four sixes.Hope, meanwhile, already with three half-centuries under his belt this season, counted three fours and three sixes in a knock spanning 81 deliveries and just under 2-1/2 hours.His dismissal, however, triggered a slide which saw six wickets tumble for 21 runs, to leave Red Force tottering on 164 for nine.Mohammed then nursed the strike, putting on 42 for the last wicket with Sheldon Cottrell who made seven, to add valuable runs for the visitors.SCORPIONS 1st innings 314RED FORCE 1st innings (o/n 35 for two)K. Hope c Jacobs b Miller 64I. Rajah c wkp. Thomas b Jacobs 9M. Richards lbw b Jacobs 0Y. Cariah c wkp. Thomas b Leveridge 15J. Mohammed not out 91Y. Ottley c Campbell b Miller 0S. Katwaroo lbw b Jacobs 4R. Primus b Jacobs 1Imran Khan c wkp. Thomas b Miller 1J. Jagessar run-out 0S. Cottrell run-out 7Extras: (b-5, lb-2, nb-2, pen5) 14Total: (all out, 53.5 overs) 206Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-35, 3-56, 4-143, 5-145, 6-152, 7-158, 8-163, 9-164.Bowling: Leveridge 8-0-30-1, Green 7-1-23-0, Jacobs 15-0-61-4, Miller 19-5-53-3, Powell 3-0-16-0, Blackwood 1.5-0-11-0.SCORPIONS 2nd inningsJ. Campbell lbw b Jagessar 9S. Thomas c wkp. Katwaroo b Richards 4J. Blackwood not out 80A. McCarthy lbw b Khan 28B. King run-out 14D. Thomas not out 5Extras: (nb-3, pen5) 8Total: (4 wkts, 40 overs) 148Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-21, 3-104, 4-130.Bowling: Jagessar 9-2-38-1, Richards 8-0-33-1, Primus 6-1-27-0, Cottrell 5-1-14-0, Imran 12-2-31-1.Position: Scorpions lead by 256 runs overall.
One week after earning its highest ranking in program history (11th), Syracuse dropped nine spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 20 on Monday. SU has lost three of its last four games for the first time in three years. It’s the first time Syracuse has lost three of its first seven games since head coach Quentin Hillsman’s inaugural season in 2006.Last Monday, Syracuse fell at Drexel on a game-winning 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds left. A win last Friday in the Gulf Coast Showcase against George Washington followed, but over the next two days SU fell to then-No. 8 Ohio State, 77-72, before getting blown out by then-No. 18 DePaul by 24 points on Sunday.SU (4-3) had placed No. 14 for the first two weeks of the season before moving up three spots to No. 11 last week. The Orange began the year 3-0, with victories each by at least 18 points.Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams placed in the Top 25, with No. 1 Notre Dame holding the top spot for the fourth straight week. Louisville checked in at No. 7, Florida State No. 8 and Miami No. 18.Syracuse hosts Michigan State (6-1) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+
The 4th Nationwide implementation of the FIFA 11 for Health project which was launched in Ghana by Samuel Eto’o and Prof Dvorak is starting in Accra and Sunyani and its environs.The event which will run till January 8 will see 180 Physical Education teachers trained in Accra and Sunyani.The programme then moves to Wa and Bolgatanga from January 11 to 15 where another 180 Physical Education teachers will be trained.After the training, the PE Teachers will go back to their various schools and implement the programme over an 11 week period which will see 360 schools nationwide covered.FIFA 11 for Health is a football based health education programme which is done in collaboration with FIFA, Ghana Football Association, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.Dr Pambo is the National Project leader for the FIFA 11 for health project. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Scioscia said Upton was “sore” on Sunday, but he anticipated that Upton would be able to play within the next couple days.Upton missed one game when he was hit in the left hand by a pitch last week.ALSORelated Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Albert Pujols was not available to pinch-hit on Sunday because the Angels wanted to give him an entire day off, Scioscia said. …The Angels lost their first road series of the year. They are 17-7 on the road. …The Angels finished their season series against the Yankees, losing five of six. Each team won one lopsided game, and the Yankees won all four that were decided by one or two runs. …Kole Calhoun had back-to-back games in which he reached base multiple times for the first time since early April. Calhoun had two hits on Friday night and two walks on Saturday. He went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday.UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 3-3, 3.11) at Tigers (Matt Boyd, 2-4, 3.29), 10 a.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM). Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “I didn’t get any hits, but I drew a lot of walks,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “A lot of good at-bats, a lot of good contact. I’m not worried about it.”When Ohtani faced Tanaka, he got something of a taste of what hitters see when he’s on the mound. Tanaka struck out Ohtani twice with splitters. Ohtani said he actually can gain something by hitting against Tanaka, learning ways he can use his pitches when he’s on the mound.“I don’t have the command that he does, so I consider myself and him completely different pitchers, but we do have a similar repertoire,” Ohtani said. “Every pitch he has is really great. So I have been looking at his pitches and maybe it’s been helping.”Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.As for when Ohtani will get to use his pitches next, Manager Mike Scioscia said Ohtani is scheduled for a bullpen session on Monday. If that goes well, Ohtani could start on Wednesday in Detroit. The Angels have listed Tyler Skaggs and Nick Tropeano for the games on Monday and Tuesday, and Andrew Heaney on Thursday, with TBA for Wednesday.UPTON UPDATEJustin Upton was out of the lineup on Sunday, after he was hit in the left forearm by a pitch on Saturday night. NEW YORK — It took Shohei Ohtani nearly two months of his big league career to go three straight games without a hit.Unfortunately for him, and many of the fans of Japan who eagerly awaited this matchup, it came just as he was sharing the field with Masahiro Tanaka.Ohtani struck out twice and walked in his two meetings with Tanaka on Sunday. He also walked in the ninth inning against New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, a flame-throwing lefty.Overall, Ohtani went 0 for 9 in the series, albeit with four walks and a couple hard outs. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros
SAN FRANCISCO — Walker Buehler really did make it to Rancho Cucamonga. But he might have spent more time on the Southland’s freeways than he did at LoanMart Field, home of the Class-A Quakes.After throwing five scoreless innings in his first major-league start Monday at Dodger Stadium, Buehler was officially optioned to the California League team. It was a procedural move. Buehler didn’t actually join the Quakes, though he did throw a bullpen session there Thursday before taking his girlfriend to LAX and hustling to Dodger Stadium to catch the team bus back to the airport for their flight to San Francisco.“Three-and-a-half hours on the freeways – welcome to L.A.,” Buehler joked.Buehler will be welcomed back to the Dodgers’ roster Saturday when he will be added – most likely as the 26th man allowed for doubleheaders – and start the first game against the San Francisco Giants. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t see any butterflies in Buehler’s outing Monday. But he did see the high anxiety caused by facing a major-league lineup.“I did see a little bit of – if a pitch didn’t go his way as far as a called strike or ball, it’s more impactful on him. I think it affected him a little bit more than it might have in the minor leagues,” Roberts said. “He understands in the minor leagues he could probably overpower guys where he really understands here how important every pitch is. So when it doesn’t go his way, there’s a little bit of body language. You really want every pitch to go your way if it’s close.“But that just comes with pitching in the big leagues. Again, there’s no lack of confidence for Walker. He’s going to be just fine.”SEAGER SITSDodgers shortstop Corey Seager was not in the starting lineup Friday, two days after injuring the hip flexor on his right side. Seager slipped while trying to field a pop-up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Miami Marlins.“Just not that fluid (moving),” said Seager, who turned 24 on Friday. “It’s just a little tight in the front (of his hip) and a little sore but nothing to worry about.”Seager said he could “very easily” have played Friday but the decision was made to give him a second day off (the Dodgers did not play Thursday) to “make sure it doesn’t go backwards.”Roberts said he expects to have Seager back in the lineup for one if not both games of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader.“Looking at the schedule, with 11 games in the next 10 days, it just made sense (to give him Friday off),” Roberts said.UP NEXTGame 1 – Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Giants RHP Chris Stratton (2-1, 2.32 ERA), Saturday, 1 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Game 2 – Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (0-2, 3.72 ERA) at Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (2-0, 0.35 ERA), Saturday, 7 p.m., KTLA/5 and SportsNet LA (where available) Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Nerves or excitement over the big-league assignment is the “obvious” explanation for any of those inefficiencies, Buehler acknowledged. But he said he didn’t really feel much different for the starting assignment than he did as a September call-up pitching out of the bullpen last year.“Not really. There was one new thing (starting),” he said. “And if you think about it, on the baseball calendar I was there just a month ago.” “Not having my best stuff, I was still able to put up zeroes,” Buehler said of his start Monday. “You take some confidence from it. Obviously, I can do better than that.”Buehler’s issues Monday were not with the quality of his stuff – his fastball averaged 97.7 mph – but with his command. He needed 89 pitches to get through five innings and walked three.“Yeah, I thought the ball was coming out of my hand well but the fastball command wasn’t as good as it should be,” he said. “I don’t think I got a swing-and-miss on my curveball. That usually means it’s coming out of my hand too early. And I wasn’t as good on 0-0 as I want to be.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
This Feb. 1, 2013 file photo shows, from left, actors Tony Goldwyn, and Kerry Washington from the ABC series “Scandal,” with series creator Shonda Rhimes at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FIle)NEW YORK (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn’t hesitate to temporarily move TV’s top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid its competitors when the league offered up games that had aired on NFL Network.“The highest priority for this corporation at that time was acquiring ‘Thursday Night Football,’” CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus said Monday.Thursdays conjure up memories of “Must See TV.” But viewers’ habits are now very different from the NBC heyday of “The Cosby Show” or “Friends.”So many more options abound: cable, Netflix, DVRs, on-demand. Viewers can fast-forward through ads or avoid them entirely.According to Nielsen, premiere episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” during the last TV season averaged a total of 23 million viewers over seven days — by that measure, even more than “Sunday Night Football.”But only 13.5 million watched live, compared with 20.9 million for the NFL games on NBC.On Thursdays, that’s especially problematic to advertisers, said Jack Myers, the chairman of media industry intelligence firm MyersBizNet. Thursdays brimmed with top shows because consumers are starting to think about their weekends: which movies they’ll attend, which big-ticket items they’ll buy, which restaurants they’ll patronize.So “The Big Bang Theory” will anchor Monday nights while CBS broadcasts NFL games on Thursdays for seven weeks. CBS’s regular Thursday lineup won’t premiere until Oct. 30.“They’re not going to risk losing audience, that show is so hot,” said Marc Berman of TV Media Insights. In the meantime, “The Big Bang Theory” can help boost CBS’s Monday lineup.CBS averaged 8.3 million live viewers in prime time on Thursdays last fall, according to Nielsen. That’s 2.8 million more than second-place ABC.ABC’s fall slate includes new series about Black, Asian-American and Hispanic families. The network has the advantage of strong storytellers including powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes, the force behind ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” She’s going for a Thursday-night trifecta with “How to Get Away with Murder.”The new drama stars Viola Davis as a hard-charging law professor and criminal defense attorney, giving the African-American actress the kind of starring role that TV doesn’t often accord minorities. Rhimes has done the same thing with “Scandal” and star Kerry Washington.It seemed to need the Thursday night NFL package the least, but the last thing CBS wanted was to fall behind another network that added football’s massive audiences.The NFL first proved it could lure viewers in prime time when “Monday Night Football” debuted on ABC in 1970. But in April 2005, ABC decided it could no longer afford the package. The games switched to sister network ESPN.At the same time, the Sunday night package shifted from cable to NBC.Much has changed since ABC made that decision. During the 2004 season, NFL games on ABC, CBS and Fox averaged 15.4 million viewers; prime-time shows on the big four networks averaged 9.8 million. By 2013, the NFL on CBS, Fox and NBC was up to 20.3 million, while prime time was down to 7 million. In less than a decade, football’s advantage soared from 57 percent to 190 percent.“We’ve only gotten more valuable on broadcast,” said Brian Rolapp, the chief operating officer of NFL Media.In 2011, “Sunday Night Football” became the first sports program to rank as the most-watched show in all of prime time. And last season, it became the first to rank No. 1 among women ages 18-49.NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus compares the NFL to another event that draws families together in front of the TV, the Olympics — able to overcome what he describes as a “headphone nation.”The league first added Thursday night games in 2006 on NFL Network, looking to increase distribution and viewership for its fledgling cable channel. With that accomplished, the next goal was to convince more fans to consider Thursday the start of the football weekend.Last season, an average of 8.1 million viewers watched the 13 Thursday games. There are 16 games in the package this year, with every team taking part.The NFL wanted to put them on one of the traditional broadcast networks to reach the widest audience possible. As other sports have migrated to cable, the league still simulcasts games on ESPN and NFL Network on local channels for the two teams.At the same time, Rolapp expects the CBS deal will only help NFL Network.CBS will air the first seven weeks, with simulcasts on NFL Network. NFL Network will broadcast the next seven, with CBS still overseeing the production and its lead announcing team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms handling the calls.On Saturday, Dec. 20, the two networks will split a doubleheader.The CBS deal is for only one year, with the next set of negotiations with networks likely including expanded NFL playoffs. Expect bids to come again from Fox, NBC — and ABC.For ESPN, the success of “Monday Night Football” is measured not just in ratings; it averaged 13.7 million viewers last season. With its NFL deal, it can fill its airwaves with football coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, said senior vice president Burke Magnus.And ESPN will air playoff games for the first time this season.But if the NFL is offering a package of games for broadcast TV, ABC wants to get back in the game, too.During the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month, CBS Corp. Chairman Leslie Moonves drily noted that many of the new shows being promoted will be long gone by next year.No such worries with the NFL.“This is a sure thing,” he said.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Cousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past Cavs View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Miami. Irving scored nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat, 96-90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Kyrie Irving has done a lot of things in Miami: relaxation, offseason workouts, even the filming of an “Uncle Drew” commercial.Something he hadn’t done there? Win.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jayson Tatum scored 20 and Marcus Smart added 16 for the Celtics, who beat Miami for the eighth consecutive time. And afterward, Tatum marveled at Irving’s closing flurry.“It was weird because I’ve seen it on TV so many times,” Tatum said. “And I just saw it in person. I liked it.”Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami, which got 16 apiece from Josh Richardson and James Johnson. Former Boston forward Kelly Olynyk had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who were 7 for 31 from 3-point range.At 2-3, and mindful of how last season’s 11-30 start cost Miami a playoff spot, the Heat already sound anxious to get things fixed.“I don’t want to have a season like last year, when it’s late and we figure out things,” Dragic said. “We’ve got to do it now, because it’s important.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Miami was held under 100 points for the first time this season. Boston outscored Miami 53-37 in the middle two quarters — holding the Heat to 39 percent shooting from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range during that 24-minute span. But the big problems that Spoelstra was unhappy about postgame were Boston’s edges in points off turnovers (21-13) and second-chance points (21-9).UP NEXTCeltics: Host San Antonio on Monday, looking to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Spurs.Heat: Host Minnesota on Monday, the fifth game in this six-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Miami was down 11 going into the fourth, then got within two on a pair of occasions late — when Irving got rolling.He hit a short floater to put Boston up 88-84, and after Dragic scored to cut the Celtics’ lead to two again, Irving pulled off one of his acrobatic reverse layups to restore the four-point edge.And on a possession extended by a Boston offensive rebound, Irving’s 3-pointer with 57 seconds left made the margin 93-86.“That’s what he is,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s a great closer in this game.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston has won five straight in Miami, matching the longest such streak in franchise history. … The Celtics aren’t sure if Marcus Morris (sore left knee) will be able to play when they return home Monday, but coach Brad Stevens thinks Morris will be ready sometime in the coming week. Morris has already missed as many games this season — six — as he did in the previous four seasons combined.Heat: C Hassan Whiteside (bruised left knee) missed his fourth consecutive game, and the Heat still aren’t sure when he’ll return. … Miami had what became a five-point possession late in the second quarter, when Richardson made two free throws after a Flagrant-1 on Al Horford — followed by a three-point play from James Johnson. … Dion Waiters didn’t play in the fourth quarter and scored only five points.HELLO, AGAINStevens keeps a close eye on former players, and Olynyk and Jordan Mickey — former Celtics now with the Heat — are no exception. “I really root for everybody,” Stevens said. Same goes for Spoelstra, who texted injured Celtics forward Gordon Hayward words of support after the All-Star’s grotesque ankle injury in Cleveland in the season opener. Hayward considered signing with Miami as a free agent this past summer.SCORING DROUGHT He’s now crossed that off the list as well.Irving took over down the stretch, scoring nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03 and the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat 96-90 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was Irving’s eighth time playing at Miami, and the first time he walked off the Heat home floor a winner.“Just big possessions down the stretch (and) understanding you have to stay poised,” Irving said. “It’s unwavering in those situations like that. Winning time — so it’s pretty simple.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
But on Thursday, his lawyer Felix Majani said they will appeal the decision and are ready to go as high as the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to see the ban either lifted or shortened.“We will go in to file for stay orders next week to see whether the ban can be temporarily halted pending the determination of our appeal. I have already written to FIFA and ask them to furnish us with the entire decision so that we can begin our appeal process,” Majani told Capital Sport.If FIFA does not give the stay orders, then Owino’s legal team will prepare for a lengthy battle to see the decision overturned and this will start at FIFA’s own Appeals Committee.“We are prepared to follow the entire due process, but ready to go all the way to CAS because we believe we will get a fair ruling there. Once we get the whole decision that includes the background and the findings, then we can put up our appeal,” Majani stated.-Definitely take time He added; “This will definitely take time and can stretch up to two years at most. It is a long journey but we are prepared to take it. It will not be easy but I will do my best, first to get the stay orders then to get the decision overturned.”FIFA’s ruling was delivered on Wednesday and included further sanctions for for nine others who were banned for life after extensive investigations found them guilty of manipulating games for financial gain through betting.They were accused of working with convicted match fixer Raj Perumal who has faced court sentences in various countries and was turned into a FIFA witness.Owino’s legal team have their work cut out especially with FIFA having forwarded tangible evidence including e-mail exchanges between Owino and Perumal detailing how they planned to allegedly influence the outcome of matches.-14 games Among the 14 games that Owino is said to have aided in fixing were the 2010 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria and Tunisia in Nairobi, both of which didn’t go as per the fixing script.FIFA also accuses Owino to have offered in recruiting other players into the syndicate, singling out the 2011 Nile Basin tournament in Egypt where Owino did not make the team but offered to recruit players who made the cut.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars defender George ‘Wise’ Owino vies for the ball with a Tunisian opponent during a 2010 World Cup qualifier in Nairobi. PHOTO/FIFANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – George ‘Wise’ Owino’s legal team will next week file an application for stay orders at FIFA to temporarily suspend his 10-year ban for match manipulation until an appeal on the same is heard and determined by the Appeals Board.The former Harambee Stars defender was on Wednesday handed the lengthy ban after being found guilty of playing part in a scheme to manipulate matches at national team level for betting purposes.
A little Co Donegal school is getting a unique view of Ireland – thanks to a Canadian astronaut in outer space.Pupils at Scoil Cholmcille in Cloughfin, Lifford, have been tweeting astronaut Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.Commander Hadfield has just started a five month spell on board a Soyuz spacecraft where he will carry out a number of experiments. And now he has befriended the primary school pupils at Cloughfin, Ballindrait and has even sent them pictures from Ireland and around the globe from space.“During the week we saw photos of volcanoes, rice fields in Japan that were covered in snow and the bush fires in Australia.“We even saw one photo of Dublin Bay taken from space,” explained the pupils.The contact with outer space is being co-ordinated by teacher Fiona Farry. DONEGAL SCHOOL GOES INTO OUTER SPACE – THANKS TO TWITTER! was last modified: January 14th, 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:astronautChris HadfieldLiffordScoil Colmcille
DONEGAL County Council is on the brink of collapse tonight and could be run from Dublin within hours.The elected members face being thrown out of office if they fail to agree a budget by midnight.Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and independent councillor John Campbell are opposing the budget in protest at plans to hand over €355M worth of assets to Irish Water. “The fact this legislation was signed on Christmas Day shows it was rushed legislation,” said Cllr Dessie Larkin when an adjourned meeting resumed at 5.10pm.“Irish Water will not prioritise Donegal. The people of Donegal will be charged for water from October 1 and we have been left in the dark,” he said.“It is wrong that we should hand over the assets of this county to anyone. It is a very bad deal for the people of Donegal.”The budget has been suggested at €138Million for 2014. But the parties opposing its passing have the majority of votes in the council chamber tonight.Sinn Fein councillor Marie Therese Gallagher said the asset transfer was “like having a hole in your roof, asking a contractor to fix it and then handing over your house.”She said the reservoirs and assets of Donegal belong to the people of Donegal.“It’s daylight robbery and it’s happening right now. People should be angry. We are custodians of this asset and we have never even been considered,” said Cllr Gallagher.Mayor Ian McGarvey was furious when Fine Gael councillor Barry O’Neill interrupted Cllr Gallagher. “I’ve work to do and I’m not sitting here listening to this,”said Cllr O’Neill.“This is a budget meeting; not a meeting about Irish Water. It’s time to get real.”Mayor McGarvey warned Cllr O’Neill to stop interrupting the meeting but he continued, commenting: “That’s a great headline.”Cllr Mick Quinn said he was angry that leader of Fine Gael in the council was “constantly” interrupting Cllr Gallagher. “What’s the point in having a code of conduct?” asked Cllr Quinn.Donegal Daily understands that councillors are “determined” not to pass the budget.If it isn’t, Minister Phil Hogan will be running the council from tomorrow.The meeting continues.LATEST: COUNCIL ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE AMID CHAMBER UPROAR was last modified: January 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2014budget meetingDonegal County Council