Palmer stars in Scorpions win

first_imgNew Jamaica Scorpions captain Paul Palmer delivered his first telling performance of the season when he scored an unbeaten half-century to guide his team to a three-wicket win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their fourth-round WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park yesterday.The 23-year-old, whose highest score was 35 in six innings prior to this encounter, stroked a well-played 51, as the Scorpions, set a modest victory total of 150 late on the third day, got to their target at 150 for seven.Scores: Hurricanes 164 and 228; Scorpions 243 and 150 for seven.A pleased Palmer expressed relief at the end.”It was a bit close in the end, but it’s the game of cricket, and about who executes better under pressure, and we did that,” he said.Starting the day 112 for three and holding a 33-run lead, the Leewards were pegged back by ever-reliable spinner Nikita Miller.Bowling with customary bounce and turn, man-of-the-match Miller picked up four for 71 for match figures of eight for 124. He had taken four for 53 in the first innings. Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs supported with three for 72.Opener Shane Jeffers, who was 55 not out overnight, went on to score 61 to emerge as the Hurricanes’ top batsman, while Orlando Peters made 52.The Scorpions began their victory chase just before the tea break and were 29 for one at the break.They collapsed after the break, losing wickets at regular intervals, and at one stage were struggling at 84 for five.However, the left-handed Palmer, who grew in confidence as his innings progressed, hit six sweetly timed fours and kept his nerves to anchor his team home. He spent two hours and 32 minutes at the crease, and faced 127 balls. David Bernard made 36 and shared a crucial 57-run stand with Palmer for the sixth wicket.Cornwall took four for 39 to also end the match with eight wickets. He took four for 76 in the Scorpions’ first innings.”We didn’t take our half-chances, particularly in the first innings when we had them at one stage 69 for six, and in the end they cost us,” Leewards captain Steve Liburd said.The victory was Jamaica’s third in a row after four matches, while, for the Leewards, it was their fourth defeat in as many games.AT GRENADA NATIONAL STADIUM: Windward Island Volcanoes, chasing a winning target of 339, were 40 without loss at stumps.Scores: BARBADOS PRIDE 296 (Kyle Corbin 68, Shamarh Brooks 51; Liam Sebastien 4-68, Dalton Polius 3-30) and 261 for 7 dec (Roston Chase 71, Shamarh Brooks 66; Shane Shillingford 3-76).VOLCANOES 179 (Liam Sebastien 40; Alston Bobb 40; Kevin Stoute 4-30, Miguel Cummins 3-42) and 40 without loss.AT QUEEN’S PARK OVAL: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, trailing Guyana Jaguars by 214 runs, were 51 for two in their second innings at the end of the third day.Scores: RED FORCE 210 (Uthman Muhammad 53, Marlon Richards 53; Chris Barnwell 5-32, Veerasammy Permaul 3-59) and 51-2.JAGUARS 475 all out (Assad Fudadin 102, Leon Johnson 92, Shiv Chanderpaul 82, Christopher Barnwell 79; Yannick Ottley 3-17, Imran Khan 2-14).SCOREBOARDHurricanes second innings(112-3 overnight)C. Hughes lbw b Miller 27S. Jeffers c Jacobs b Mindley 61D. Cruickshank c Bernard b Jacobs 14N. Bonner b Mindley 10O. Peters run out 52S. Liburd c Palmer b Miller 8J. Hamilton c wk Baugh b Jacobs 2R. Cornwall c wk Baugh b Jacobs 16J. Taylor not out 24G. Tonge c Campbell b Miller 6A. Joseph lbw b Miller 0Extras (b4,lb1,w1.nb2) 8Total (all out, 91.4 overs) 228Fall of wickets: 1-71,2-94,3-112,4-127,5-157,6-161,7-182,8-220,9-228.Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-34-0, Mindley 12-8-18-2, Miller 43.5-12-71-5, Campbell 3-0-15-0, Lambert 3-0-13-0, Jacobs 26-2,72-3Scorpions second inningsJ. Campbell c Peters b Cornwall 15P. Palmer not out 51K. Edwards c Liburd b Cornwall 4A. McCarthy C wk Hamilton b Cornwall 13T. Lambert c Peters b Cornwall 6C. Baugh run out 2D. Bernard c Bonner b Cornwall 36N. Miller run out 8Damion Jacobs not out 1Extras (b12,lb2) 14Total (7 wkts, 40.5 overs) 150Fall of wickets: 1-20,2-44,3-70-4-77,5-84,6-141,7-149Bowling:Tonge 8-2-26-0, Joseph 3-0-17-0,Cornwall 15-3-39-5, Taylor 10-0-26-1, Hughes 4.5-0-28-0Man-of-the-match: Nikita MillerToss: Hurricanes.Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Nigel Duguid.last_img read more

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Narcotics discovered in Warlock house

first_imgPolice are now hunting for the owners of a Warlock, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown home after a small quantity of narcotics along with five cellphones were discovered.Police were at the time of the discovery carrying out a raid.The 57 grams of cannabis, along with the cellphones, were found on Wednesday last when Police acting on information searched the house.Investigations are continuing.last_img

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CPL tickets on sale from today!

first_imgLocal cricket enthusiasts will be able to book their spot for the Guyana leg of the 2018 edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as tickets go on sale from today. Ticket sales for the first three Guyana Amazon Warriors home games of the Hero CPL will commence today, Thursday, July 19 at the CPL Guyana Office located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown. The CPL office will be opened from 08:00h (8am) for ticket sales and will remain opened until 17:00h (5pm) on weekdays. On Saturdays, patrons can uplift their tickets between the hours of 09:00h (9am) and 13:00h (1pm).It is no secret that the “Biggest Party in Sport” will attract a large crowd and as such, cricket fans are being urged to purchase their tickets as early as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush as the time winds down to match days. Tickets for the 2018 Hero CPL cost:RED AND GREEN STANDS – G$5000ORANGE STAND – G$3000GRASS MOUND – G$2500The first three home matches are scheduled to be played at the Providence Stadium as follows:Thursday, August 9 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Kitts Patriots at 18:00h (6:00pm)Saturday, August 11 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Stars at 16:00h (4:00pm)Sunday, August 12 – Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents at 18:00h (6:00pm)Patrons are also advised that tickets for the other games on September 8 and 9 and the playoff matches are not yet available and those ticket sales will be announced in due time.last_img read more

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Flames threaten Avalon on Catalina Island

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AVALON, Calif. (AP) – A wind-driven wildfire threatened Santa Catalina Island’s main city Thursday and residents and visitors were urged to leave the resort isle more than 20 miles off Southern California. Flames towered at the edge of Avalon at dusk as hundreds of people lined up at its harbor to board a ferry back to the mainland. Many covered their faces with towels and bandanas as ashes fell. “The city is threatened right now,” said Los Angeles County fire Capt. Ron Haralson at the department’s mainland headquarters. The blaze was estimated at more than 500 acres. A commercial building and several outbuildings burned but no homes had been lost as the battle went late into the night. Smoke hung over the quaint crescent harbor, landmark 1929 Catalina Casino and homes, restaurants and tiny hotels clinging to slopes above the waterfront. The scene was a far cry from the idyllic image cultivated in its 1930s and ’40s heyday as a playground for movie stars and in The Four Preps’ 1950s hit “26 Miles.” Part of the city was under a mandatory evacuation order, Haralson said. In Avalon, authorities used a bullhorn to urge people to evacuate. Visitors were directed to the historic art deco Casino that rises over one end of the harbor. Resident evacuees were sent to another harbor site. “There’s an eerie glow over the town, we need to leave,” Dan Teckenoff, publisher of the Catalina Islander, said earlier in the afternoon during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. The island’s school and hospital voluntarily evacuated, Teckenoff said. The Catalina Express ferry service added a third evening departure from Avalon, said spokeswoman Elaine Vaughn. Each vessel can carry up to 400 people. The blaze erupted about 12:30 p.m. five miles east of the island’s Airport in the Sky. It was fanned by winds moving at 15 mph and gusts of up to 20 mph, Haralson said. “That’s not good, not when it’s dry and the terrain is hard to access by ground,” Haralson said. One county firefighter was overcome by smoke and hospitalized in stable condition. About 160 firefighters, aided by four water-dropping helicopters, were battling the blaze. Three air tankers swooped low over ridges and canyons to drop lines of orange fire retardant ahead of the flames. State and county fire crews and engines were being shipped from to the island by hovercraft from the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The hovercraft trip takes one hour to reach Catalina. Late in the day the state received permission to use National Guard helicopters to fly 70 inmate firefighters across the channel. “We can see heavy smoke from where we’re at,” said Art Peguero from the Hotel Mac Rae on the beach in Avalon. “I was born and raised here and I’ve never seen anything like this.” Peguero said about 20 hotel guests left and headed to the beach. “They have no choice but to stay on the beach until further notice,” he said. Avalon resident Steve Adams said he was watching from his deck as helicopters dropped water on flames burning down a ridge toward town. “Half the town has already been evacuated,” Adams said by telephone. A family of eight said they had just enough time to pack some clothes and personal papers before fleeing to the beach to catch a ferry. “I’m scared,” said Angelica Romero, 30, holding her 7-month-old daughter. “But what’s important is I have my children. The rest doesn’t matter.” Her 5-year-old son, Mauricio, wore a bandanna over his mouth and stared at the flames. A group of seventh-grade students from Whittier abandoned their campground when they were told to evacuate immediately. They said they left behind clothes and camping equipment. “It was pretty scary, but also kind of cool,” said Caitlin Wiltz, 13, as she waited to board a ferry. Tourist Karen Hollweg, of Boulder, Colo., was lunching at the airport with her 91-year-old mother, Lucille Christensen of Bakersfield, when the fire broke out. They fled the island by helicopter. “We tried to get back to Avalon, but by that time the road was closed because of the smoke and lack of visibility and because the fire was moving down the road,” Hollweg said. She said her husband, a captain in county fire’s Baywatch division, stayed behind to help fight the fire. Clarence Hunt, an island resident for 23 years, returned from a mainland trip because of the fire. “First they said it was 50 acres, then they said it was 150 acres. When they said it was 400 acres, I turned around,” Hunt, 75, said aboard a ferry heading to Avalon. He said he was going to look for his wife, who evacuated from their home. At the mainland port of Long Beach, island resident Kathy Troeger arrived on a ferry with her three children and a friend’s daughter. Her husband, a captain in county fire’s Baywatch division, stayed behind to help fight the fire. “It was like a nightmare when we left,” she said. “You couldn’t breathe and ash was falling like snow.” Despite being well offshore, Catalina has been left parched by the lack of rainfall that has made the rest of Southern California easy prey for wildfires like the one that gave Los Angeles a scare this week. Only 2 inches of rain have fallen on Catalina since January, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Meier. Catalina is a long, narrow island covering 76 square miles and is served by ferry boats from Los Angeles, Long Beach and other mainland harbors. Avalon has a population of 3,200 that swells to more than 10,000 on weekends and in summer, according to the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Avalon harbor and the island’s other moorings are popular destinations for yachts. Most the island is owned by the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy. Associated Press Writers Daisy Nguyen and Christina Almeida in Los Angeles and Gillian Flaccus in Long Beach contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho hails Chelsea’s ‘100 per cent’ performance in Manchester United win

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed his team’s ‘100 per cent’ performance during their 1-0 victory over Manchester United which put them within touching distance of the Premier League title.Eden Hazard grabbed the only goal – capping a fine team move in the first half – to edge a close contest and increase the Blues’ lead to ten points over second placed Arsenal ahead of next weekend’s showdown at the Emirates.Mourinho eulogised about his players’ stoic display as they nullified an inform United team, and believes Louis Van Gaal’s side contributed to the victory by playing into Chelsea’s hands.“It was a 100 per cent performance. The game is exactly what we wanted and the way we prepared during the week. They [the Chelsea players] were phenomenal in the way they faced the game,” said the Blues’ boss.“I agree that they [Manchester United] played the game well but they played the game we wanted to play. You have to read the opponents. If you are not able to identify weaknesses it is a mistake because football is about strategy.”Hazard’s brilliant winner underlined why he is many people’s favourite to win PFA Player of the Year after being shortlisted earlier this week, and Mourinho revealed he instructed the Belgian to provide the match-winning spark.He said: “I told him before the game with the work we did in the training ground this week, we just need you to win the game for us because we were not going to lose for sure.“The kid, in one fantastic action, won the game for us.”United manager Louis Van Gaal felt referee Mike Dean made two costly errors by not spotting a foul in the build up to Chelsea’s goal and failing to award the Red Devils a late penalty for an incident involving Ander Herrera.Mourinho, however, felt Dean’s performance was excellent, with his only mistake coming in the first half for not sending off United goalkeeper David De Gea for apparently handling outside the penalty area.“My view is that [the penalty incident] it is not a foul. He [Dean] had an excellent game and the only mistake the referee made in the game is not to give a red card to De Gea,” added the 52-year-old.last_img read more

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Everton defender apologises for horror tackle on Liverpool striker Divock Origi

first_img1 Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has apologised to Divock Origi over the nasty challenge that injured the Liverpool striker in Wednesday’s Merseyside derby.Funes Mori was shown a straight red card after catching Origi full on the ankle in the 50th minute of Everton’s 4-0 thrashing at Anfield.Origi left the field on a stretcher and, although his ankle is not broken, Liverpool are still to learn the full extent of his injury.Funes Mori wrote on his Twitter page: “I very much regret what happened yesterday. It was never my intention to harm a rival nor my colleagues [by] leaving the field.“And regarding Divock Origi, I fervently hope it’s nothing serious and know that was never my intention to hurt [him]. I ask my apologies for what happened.”Origi, 21, who had scored his fifth goal in five games earlier in the match, was due to be assessed by Liverpool medical staff on Thursday.Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed after the game the ankle had been twisted and there were fears of ligament damage.Klopp said: “It’s a big shadow on the game, to be honest. Usually if you tell me before the game we will win 4-0, I would feel different. We have to wait for a final assessment.” Ramiro Funes Mori is sent off in Wednesday’s Merseyside derby defeat last_img read more

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ANIMAL CARCASSES AMONG ILLEGAL DUMPING AT SCENIC LOCATION

first_imgSome of the illegal rubbish dump din the Doneyloop area.Animal carcasses have been amongst the waste dumped at an illegal dumpsite in Doneyloop in the Donegal countryside.The latest illegal dumpsite was discovered by walkers in the Drumbane/Fernhill area yesterday morning. The illegal dumpsite included everything from household waste to televisions.Officers are going through the rubbish to find its source.A local spokesman who contacted Donegal Daily about the dump said animal carcasses were recently dumped in the same area and simply allowed to rot away.Locals yesterday contacted the Environmental section of Donegal County Council to alert them of the dumping.Litter officers were due to go through the waste in a bid to discover where exactly it came from. A local resident’s spokesman said “This is totally unacceptable for our beautiful area and must be highlighted.”ANIMAL CARCASSES AMONG ILLEGAL DUMPING AT SCENIC LOCATION was last modified: March 9th, 2015 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:donegalDoneyloopdumpingillegallast_img read more

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GARY MCDAID QUITS DONEGAL MANAGEMENT STAFF

first_imgGAA: Gary McDaid has opted to leave the Donegal management set-up for the forthcoming 2016 campaign.Gary McDaid has quit the Donegal management team.McDaid was appointed to the backroom team last season when Rory Gallagher was appointed manager – following the departure of Jim McGuinness.McDaid helped Glenswilly win their first ever Donegal SFC title in 2011 and guided them to another Donegal SFC in 2013. Glenswilly also reached the Ulster final that year – before narrowly being defeated by Ballinderry.He has decided to depart from the management staff due to family commitments.His wife has recently had another child, and McDaid isn’t in the position to commit to the demanding role in the Donegal set-up.GARY MCDAID QUITS DONEGAL MANAGEMENT STAFF was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

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Arsenal right-back rubbishes exit talk

first_img The media ask Bellerin about his future Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer He signed a six and a half year contract in 2016 and has developed through the Arsenal ranks to become a key member of their squad.Bellerin, who has been handed the number two shirt ahead of the new season, has now moved to rubbish questions over his future.“It is crazy that people ask me these questions all the time,” he told the London Evening Standard.“A few years ago I signed a very long-term contract. I have never said that I have wanted to be anywhere else.“I am very happy in London. I am very happy at this club. IN DEMAND TOP WORK Hector Bellerin insists he is “very happy” at Arsenal as the full-back continues to be linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.The 23-year-old has reportedly drawn long-term interest from the likes of Juventus but looks set to stay put. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST 2 Bellerin isn’t going anywhere targets targets center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “The club have made me who I am and gave me the chance to be the footballer I am today. So I don’t want to be anywhere else.”Bellerin will face stiff competition at right-back from new recruit Stephan Lichtsteiner this season as head coach Unai Emery looks to hit the ground running after replacing Arsene Wenger in May.Switzerland skipper Lichtsteiner joined on a free transfer from Juventus, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and midfield duo Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira also signing for the Gunners this summer. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

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FANCY REACHING NEW HEIGHTS WITH DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE?

first_imgDonegal Mountain Rescue have issued an SOS for new recruits for 2012.But applicants have been warned that becoming a member of the DMR is not a walk in the park.Applicants will go through an interview process and, if successful, will undergo a one year training programme culminating in a practical and theory exam to gain Full Membership at the end of 2012. The ability to work well in a team, have good common sense, be cool under pressure, be committed and have a reasonable level of fitness are necessary.Mountain and first aid skills will be an advantage to potential candidates.DMRT are a 24/7 volunteer organisation and participation in fundraising will also be expected.Interested Volunteers should e-mail the Team Secretary at secretary@donegalmrt.ie for an Application Pack. The DMR team have also issued an appeal for winter vehicle storage facilities which are accessible 24/7 across Donegal in the event of severe winter weather conditions.The team vehicles came under enormous pressure last year with engine failure and diesel freezing whilst assisting vulnerable members of our community who were cut off and who were ill or short on food and medicines.During this period HSE Community nurses were also transported to their patients and the sick or frail transported to Hospital or Care homes.Anyone who wishes to offer the use of a premises should contact secretary@donegalmrt.ie, send a message via Facebook or contact 087 2284600.DONEGALDAILY.COM – PART OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY ACROSS DONEGAL! EndsFANCY REACHING NEW HEIGHTS WITH DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE? was last modified: October 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Mountain Rescuenew recruitslast_img read more

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