Windies not out of their league – Simmons

first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC): West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, has promised a fightback from his team when they face off against Australia in the second Test match bowling off Boxing Day in Melbourne. The Windies lost the series-opener by a huge margin but have regrouped and will be looking to make amends in the second match, as they try to make up for their huge disappointing showing in Hobart last week. Simmons told reporters the Windies had reflected, analysed where they had gone wrong and were now anxious to show their quality. “The guys sat down and they know exactly what they have to do and they know that they’re capable of doing it. It’s not like it’s out of their league,” Simmons said. “I’m looking forward to this next one. You saw the way how Darren Bravo played in the first innings, with a well-compiled century and the way how Kraigg Brathwaite played in the second innings, he was solid and played strokes all around the wicket. That’s what we need more of – that kind of determination.” He was speaking at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong as West Indies held a training session yesterday afternoon, ahead of their two-day tour match against the Cricket Victoria XI starting Saturday. From here, they will take the one-hour drive to Melbourne to start preparation for the Boxing Day contest. Simmons said that both the batting and bowling departments needed to prove their worth. “The bowlers have been good in the last four or five Test matches – they weren’t good in the last one – and the batting has let us down quite a bit,” Simmons noted. “The batting is at the point that we need to prove that we are as good as we’re made out to be. They’re good players, we know they can play at this level and it’s up to them to come out now and show everybody that they’re back in good nick.”last_img read more

Belo to the rescue

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netPlaying his worthiest game since recovering from a knee injury, sophomore swingman Mac Belo announced his return to form and led Blackwater to a 92-87 nipping of Rain or Shine for the Elite’s first win in the PBA Philippine Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Friday.Sitting out the latter half of the previous season and struggling big time with Gilas Pilipinas and the Elite in his comeback from surgery, Belo dropped five triples and finished with 25 points, precisely the numbers that made him the top Draft pick two years ago when Blackwater planned to build its team around him.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Blackwater’s defense also helped, as the Elite starved the Elasto Painters’ big guns to paltry outputs.Chris Tiu’s 14 points led the Painters, who couldn’t sustain the brilliance they displayed in their 82-79 nipping powerhouse TNT KaTropa last week.Mike DiGregorio scattered 23 points and fed Belo for that win-sealing triple even as rookie Raymar Jose, the third overall pick in the last Draft, finished with 13 points and eight rebounds in just 20 minutes.“Our defense had to hold against the firepower of Rain or Shine,” Blackwater coach Leo Isaac said. “And it did. We were able to sustain our defense.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The last of those five Belo treys came with 1:39 remaining and gave the Elite the breathing room they needed, 90-85, as Blackwater tied its victim at 1-1 after a 103-98 loss to Meralco in its debut last Dec. 22.In the nightcap, TNT KaTropa made it a six-way tie at 1-1 after downing Alaska, 106-98.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTroy Rosario paced the Ka-Tropa with 21 points while Jayson Castro and Mo Tautuaa fired 18 points each.Rookie Jeron Teng produced 28 points to lead Alaska, which fell to 0-2. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone PH sports celebrates 3 world champs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Bong Residents Want More Female Teachers, -Lack of Library hamper Students, Teachers in School

first_imgResidents of Bong County have called on the National Government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) to train more female teachers for the classroom.Speaking recently at a 2-Day Policy Dialogue at the Youth Center in Gbarnga, under the theme: Making Service Delivery Work Through Social Accountability, the Director of IREDD, Mr. Harold M. Aidoo said, the policy dialogue was aimed at identifying the needs of the people in Bong County most especially the rural areas.The Director also used the occasion to assured the participants of the national conference also that will highlights all of the challenges in the county and how Government can address some of its.The participants said, there is a need for government to train more people in the classroom most especially the female in the rural areas to help the work of the male teachers.According to the participants, the government needs to built additional classroom that will help to avoid the over crowdedness of many institutions in the county and help ensured better learning atmosphere for teachers and students in the classroom, they said.“We want to called on the National Government to provide logistics to County Education Officers (CEO) and District Education Officers (DEO) to improve monitoring of school materials and ensure that strategies are put into place to help teachers get their salaries at the various campuses in the county.” They further called on the Government to help fight other challenges on the campuses of the public schools in the county including the issues of sanitation and latrines that is posing serious problems for students and teachers as well as other staff of the various schools in the county.According to the participants, the issue of library in the county was lacking especially in the public schools, which is causing some for students out there and called on the Government to help build some library for the students and the teachers, they lamented.The participants said, there is a need for government to train more people both national and international to help strengthen the issue of poor performance of the students in the classroom.They used the occasion to expressed thank and appreciation to the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) for the program that allowed their challenges and constraints to be aired through the policy dialogue.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LSU upsets Florida

first_img At No. 8 Texas A&M 97, Baylor 87 Dominique Kirk scored 17 points to lead the Aggies (24-4, 12-2 Big 12) to their sixth consecutive win. No. 9 Washington State 58, at Oregon State 54 Mac Hopson’s jumper with 35.5 seconds to go put the Cougars (23-5, 12-4 Pac-10) ahead for good against the Beavers. No. 11 Nevada 95, at Boise State 81 Senior forward Nick Fazekas scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Wolf Pack (26-1, 13-1 Western Athletic Conference) to its ninth consecutive win. At No. 12 Georgetown 61, No. 10 Pittsburgh 53 Jonathan Wallace scored 17 points and an aggressive defense made the difference for the Hoyas (22-5, 12-2 Big East), who won their 11th consecutive game and claimed sole possession of first place in the Big East. At No. 13 So. Illinois 76, Evansville 69 Randal Falker scored a career-high 30 points on 13-of-15 shooting to lead the Salukis (25-5, 15-3 Missouri Valley), who extended their winning streak to 11. At TCU 71, No. 14 Air Force 66 The Horned Frogs shot 75 percent from the floor in the second half and ended an 11-game losing streak with their upset over the Falcons (23-6, 10-5 Mountain West). At No. 15 Butler 56, Detroit 36 Brandon Crone scored 17 points and the Bulldogs (26-5, 13-3 Horizon League) routed the Titans for a share of the league championship. At Notre Dame 85, No. 16 Marquette 73 Luke Harangody scored 22 points and Tory Jackson had 21 – both career highs – to lead the Fighting Irish (22-6, 10-5 Big East) over the Golden Eagles (22-8, 9-6) and remain unbeaten at home. No. 19 Texas 68, at Oklahoma 58 Freshman sensation Kevin Durant matched his career high with five 3-pointers and scored 32 points to lead the Longhorns (21-7, 11-3 Big 12). At San Diego State 86, No. 21 BYU 74 Brandon Heath scored 30 points and Mohamed Abukar had 27 to lead the defending Mountain West Conference champion Aztecs (20-8, 9-5) over the Cougars (21-7, 11-3), who saw their eight-game winning streak snapped. At No. 23 Oregon 93, Washington 85 Aaron Brooks scored a game-high 30 points and the Ducks (10-7 Pac-10, 22-7) shot just under 55 percent to defeat the Huskies. At No. 24 Virginia 75, Georgia Tech 69 J.R. Reynolds scored 25 points and Sean Singletary had 24 to help the Cavaliers (19-8, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinch a bye in the first round of the ACC tournament. Auburn 86, at No. 25 Alabama 77 Quan Prowell and Korvotney Barber each had 17 points to lead the Tigers (16-14, 6-8 Southeastern Conference). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Florida (25-4, 12-2), which already had wrapped up the regular-season SEC title and had set a new school record for single-season victories, had little riding on the game and played like it. “They looked like a team that just won a championship, and competing maybe wasn’t the most important thing on their mind here today,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. At No. 6 Kansas 89, Iowa State 52 Mario Chalmers scored 18 points to lead six Jayhawks (25-4, 12-2 Big 12) players in double figures. BATON ROUGE – It took a seemingly impossible challenge to bring out the best in an LSU team that had squandered so much potential this season. The struggling Tigers, missing leading scorer and rebounder Glen Davis, got 18 points from Terry Martin, 17 from Garrett Temple and stellar defense to pull off an impressive 66-56 upset over No. 3 Florida on Saturday. center_img “I was coaching so hard and trying to do everything I could in the last five minutes to make sure we won that game,” LSU coach John Brady said. “We got upset with each other a little bit, but we all hugged after it was over. I was so emotional when I was talking to them after tonight’s game I couldn’t even finish talking.” LSU (15-13, 4-10 Southeastern Conference), once ranked as high as sixth this season, had lost three consecutive coming in and nine of 10 before hosting a Florida (25-4, 12-2) team that had been No. 1 a little more than a week ago. last_img read more

Free Movies in the Park Friday July 8

first_imgTroyer Ventures and Shell Canada present Movies in the Park all summer long. The next Movies in the Park is Friday July 8, 2016 at 7 p.m.The first movie will be the Peanuts Movie followed by Never Been Kissed.On top of the movies, there will be food and of course popcorn being sold by the Northern Dance Theatre Society. There will also be a bouncy castle provided by Jump’n J Rentals.- Advertisement -On top of Toyer Ventures and Shell Canada, we would also like to thank our sponsors the Eaglevision Video Productions, Telus, Investors Group, Rhythm Auctions and Pioneer Sanitary Solutions.last_img read more

Arsenal new boy targets sensational TREBLE this season

first_img1 Mohamed Elneny is aiming to help Arsenal pull off a remarkable treble after completing his move to the Gunners.The Egyptian midfielder sealed a £5m switch from Basel on Thursday, becoming Arsene Wenger’s first signing of the January transfer window.He joins an Arsenal side sitting top of the Premier League, in the fourth round of the FA Cup and in the last 16 of the Champions League, and he is eager to make a major impact for the club.“I am hoping that we win the Premier League and cup this season, and the Champions League as well,” he told Arsenal Player.“Arsenal is one of the world’s greatest teams, and I am very keen to participate positively with my new team and to give my best for the team and for myself.“Arsenal is one of those teams that everyone enjoys watching and of course I would love to play for such a great team. It is an indescribable feeling (to have signed).“Mr Wenger is a highly-respected manager and one of the world’s best managers; it is my honour to be trained under his management.“I would like to tell (the fans) that, although you have not seen much of me, I promise I will contribute positively with the team.”While the best Elneny could hope for is a place on the bench for Sunday’s trip to Stoke, in-form midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for a key role.The Wales international has scored in his last two matches, including his side’s opener in the entertaining 3-3 draw at Anfield, and he admits he is confident about his sharpness in and around the penalty area.“I am feeling confident in there,” said Ramsey.“I know my team-mates have the ability to pick my runs out and give that final ball for me to get on to it.“It was a good ball from Joel (Campbell) again so I was delighted with that goal.”The game saw Olivier Giroud score twice, meaning he has found the net in the last 11 away matches, taking his tally to 18 for the season and 12 in the league.“It shows character. Overall he is improving game-by-game and that is very positive,” Wenger said.“This team has quality and spirit. I could smell every time we went into the final third we could be dangerous.”They will need all that attacking intent at the Britannia Stadium where they have not won in five visits, including three defeats.Ramsey added: “We have a tough game coming up against Stoke – we haven’t found it easy the last few times we have been there but we will be looking to get back to winning ways and get back on another run.” Mohamed Elneny last_img read more


first_imgAustrian woman Antonia Leifner watches agonisingly as the 5 pilot whales slowly die on the beach at Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh, Co. Donega. (North West Newspix)The two Pilot Whales rescued after they beached on a Falcarragh strand have ben found washed up again.The whales, which first beached at Ballyness on Monday, were refloated again in the early hours of yesterday morning by local man Gareth Doherty.The sailing company owner said he could just not stand by and watch as the whales died an agonising death on the beach. However the two whales have been found beached again at Inishbofin and Cloughaneely earlier today.The National Parks and Wildlife Services had asked the public not to visit the beach and to allow the animals to die by themselves.Two other beached whales remain alive at Ballyness but the NPWS hope they too will pass away.  REFLOATED WHALES FOUND BEACHED AGAIN was last modified: July 10th, 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:Ballyness BeachdonegalFalcarraghNPWSPilot Whaleslast_img read more

Water restrictions to begin in Pettigo as drought continues

first_imgIrish Water are imposing night-time restrictions on the Pettigo public water supply from now into the foreseeable future in a bid to preserve water. Irish Water has repeated the urgent appeal to Donegal customers to continue conserving water during unprecedented dry spell. The company and Donegal County Council are continuing to monitoring all water supplies across the county.Effective immediately, night time restrictions have been imposed on the Pettigo water supply from 11pm until 7am. This will continue for the foreseeable future as the situation is being monitored. The Lough Mourne and Inishowen water supplies are still classified as at-risk and customers supplied from these schemes are asked to be especially mindful of their water consumption at this critical time.As the weather conditions remain warm and the drought is increasingly reducing water levels in rivers, lakes and boreholes, production at water treatment plants is struggling to meet increasing demand.The public across the whole county are urged to continue conserving water in every possible way to ensure a continuous supply for all.Irish Water are appealing to the public to report leaks on the public water network to 1850 278 278 and to repair private side leaks in both homes and in businesses. Irish Water’s Tips to help conserve water:Leak free: Check that your home is leak free. Check for running overflows and fix any dripping taps, cisterns or pipesDon’t let the tap run: Brushing your teeth with the tap running can use up to a staggering 6 litres per minute. Brushing your teeth with the tap off will use a more modest 1 litre of waterShower vs. Bath:The average bath uses 80 litres of water compared to an average shower using 49 litres in seven minutes. Switch your bath to a shower for a massive water savingLess time: With the average shower using 7 litres of water per minute by turning your five minute shower into four minutes, you could save up to 7 litres of water per day! Fully loaded: Always ensure your dishwasher and washing machines are fully loaded. A modern washing machine uses approximately 65 litres of water per cycle while a dishwasher uses 20 litres. By ensuring they are fully loaded, not only will you conserve water but you will also reduce your energy billsDon’t flush it all away:A third of all water used in the home is flushed down the toilet. Some larger cisterns can continue to work effectively with a smaller flush. Place a displacement device into the cistern (out of the way of moving parts) to save water.Water restrictions to begin in Pettigo as drought continues was last modified: July 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Gardai hunt for two men after vicious assault

first_imgGardai are hunting for two young men who viciously attacked a man at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny leaving him with serious injuries.The savage assault happened around 3am on Friday morning last, August 9th.Two men, wearing tracksuits, attacked a man and kicked and punched him a number of times leaving him in a serious condition. Gardai say the attack may have its origins in another incident which took place earlier the previous evening at Market Square in the town.Gardai in Letterkenny are appealing for anybody who may know anything about this attack to contact them. Gardai hunt for two men after vicious assault was last modified: August 13th, 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:attackGardailetterkennylast_img read more

Bruce Bochy running out of new ideas, bats Brandon Crawford leadoff

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — As his career winds down, some fans will remember Bruce Bochy for being stuck in his ways.Others see Bochy as a manager who was successful in large part due to his desire to embrace new ideas.In the last week of his tenure in San Francisco, one of Bochy’s players convinced him there’s one last suggestion he consider.Shortstop Brandon Crawford has never hit leadoff in his nine-year major league career, but thanks to a conversation with Bochy, that will change on Wednesday. …last_img read more