Gallant bid – Holder thrilled with Bravo, team effort despite defeat

first_img FALSE STROKES DUBAI, UAE (CMC): Captain Jason Holder has hailed Darren Bravo’s eighth Test century in difficult final day circumstances and said his entire team had showed plenty character, despite their 56-run defeat to Pakistan in the day/night opening Test here yesterday. Bravo stroked 116 at the Dubai International Stadium as West Indies, chasing 346 for victory, came up short on 289 in their second innings to fall 0-1 behind in the three-Test series. “It was a quality innings and he batted really well in both the first and second innings,” Holder told reporters afterwards. “I think he showed a lot of maturity in both those innings. He spent some time, he gave himself a really good chance to get a score and you could see the determination on his face and in his expressions and even his body language I thought it was very, very positive. “Hopefully we can continue in this vein and keep Darren Bravo leading our batting.” “That was obviously a crucial moment there. Bravo was the set batsman, he’d played beautifully up until that point, but it was tough coming out of the rough with Yasir Shah,” he explained. “I thought he bowled really well, he was very, very challenging and he made it difficult for us to score and also defend. “If you look back at it, you see a lot of things in hindsight, but obviously at the moment when Bravo got out we would’ve probably asked him to go on a little longer.” West Indies were always up against it once they conceded a lead of 222 on first innings after Pakistan had piled up a mammoth 579 for three declared in their first innings. However, with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo taking eight for 49, the Windies bundled out Pakistan for 123 in their second innings to open up the game. Holder said the batting effort from his side in both innings and the bowling in the Pakistan second innings, was cause for encouragement. “I am obviously disappointed that we lost. At the end of the day it is still a loss, but having said that there are lots of positives I can take from this game,” he pointed out. “One thing is I am really proud of the guys for the way they fought. I must commend the guys, they stuck it straight through to the end, all the bowlers gave a really big effort on a pitch that didn’t give much assistance to them and I can’t really fault the effort of the guys. “I just think it was a very, very good team effort. Unfortunately we didn’t get over the line and unfortunately we didn’t save the game, but there are a hell of a lot of positives to take from this game.” Scoreboard PAKISTAN 1st Innings 579-3 decl. WEST INDIES 1st Innings 357 PAKISTAN 2nd innings 123 WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (target: 346) (overnight 95 for two) K Brathwaite b Mohammad Amir 6 L Johnson lbw b Mohammad Amir 47 D Bravo c & b Yasir Shah 116 M Samuels c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 4 J Blackwood lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 15 R Chase b Yasir Shah 35 +S Dowrich b Wahab Riaz 0 *J Holder not out 40 D Bishoo lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 3 M Cummins run out 1 S Gabriel run out 1 Extras (b5, lb7, w5, nb4) 21 TOTAL (all out, 109 overs) 289 Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-87, 3-95, 4-116, 5-193, 6-194, 7-263, 8-276, 9-277, 10-289. Bowling: Mohammad Amir 23-5-63-3 (w1), Sohail Khan 10-1-22-0, Yasir Shah 41-6-113-2, Mohammad Nawaz 18-4-32-2, Wahab Riaz 17-1-47-1 (nb4). Result: Pakistan won by 56 runs. Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 1-0. Man-of-the-Match: Azhar Ali. CRUCIAL MOMENT Unbeaten on 26 at the start with West Indies on 95 for two, the left-hander survived the loss of veteran partner Marlon Samuels for four to the first ball of the day, to keep Pakistan at bay. All told, he faced 249 balls in a marathon 63/4 hours at the crease and struck 10 fours and a six. He anchored half-century stands with Roston Chase (35) and Jason Holder (40 not out), to carry West Indies’ victory bid late into the final session. However, with perhaps one of his few false strokes of the innings, he mistimed a drive back to Yasir Shah in the final hour to be seventh out at 263 and Holder said that dismissal was the turning point in the contest.last_img read more

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5 new Toshaos elected to lead communities in Region 10

first_imgSeveral new Toshaos were recently elected to serve their respective communities of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) for the next year.Following the elections, which were held for the various communities, Andre Lindee was elected Toshao of Sandhills; while Wayvon King was elected to head the Wiruni village; Ricky Boye will take up the top post for Kimbia; Ken Campbell will serve Calcuni village and Winsbert Benjamin will lead the Hururu Village.Vice Chairman of Region 10, Elroy Adolph, who was present at the elections said he was pleased with the level of democracy displayed in the communities. The communities did not have an election for the past three years.Adolph further urged the newly-elected Toshaos to work collaboratively with the people of the regions to foster development.In the area of transparency as it relates to funds, Adolph said this has been a sore issue in the past and urged the new Toshaos to be accountable.“They must be transparent. Some Toshaos believe that they are the boss over the finances. Many areas do not give proper accountability, so I am pleading with them to work together to give proper accountability and to cooperate,” Adolph noted.Elymewell Barkoye, who is part of the newly-elected Council at Hururu, also noted that one of the first orders of business will be the reporting of funds which might have been misused in the past, as he pointed out that an investigation is expected to be launched.Barkoye said it will be a hard task since approximately $20 million of the community’s funds which it garners from forestry and other activities has reportedly been misused.last_img read more

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UCLA football: Connelly hired as offensive line coach

first_img– Brian Dohn Connelly, 36, also coached the offensive line for two seasons at Washington State, and spent a season at San Jose State and also with the now-defunct Cal State Northridge program. “Bob is an outstanding communicator and teacher,” Dorrell said. “He produced all-league performers at both Washington State and Alabama. I think he will bring a level of energy and expertise that will be a great fit for the young men in our program.” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell completed the latest renovation to his staff by hiring Bob Connelly to be the offensive line coach, the same position he held at Alabama the past four seasons. The Crimson Tide were 77th in the nation in rushing last season at 123 yards per game. Connelly was a member of Mike Shula’s staff, which was fired after the season. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Muyoti resigns as Thika United head coach

first_img“I made the decision to leave the club because the results have not been good and I thought it would be wise for someone else to come and try out. It has been a tough season for us and I think that was the best decision for me and the club,” Muyoti told Capital Sport.He added; “Since I took over, it has been difficult especially financially and with the way things have been going, it was best for me to resign because my reputation as a coach was going to be harmed especially because the result was mostly not my making.”The tactician took over after his former boss James Nandwa was shown the door in 2016 and last year, the side struggled to stay afloat and just but managed to remain in the Kenyan Premier League after a nervy 1-0 aggregate win over Ushuru in the play-off.This season, Thika have struggled and are currently second from bottom with nine points off six draws and one win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thika United head coach Nicholas Muyoti watches on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Gor Mahia at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on September 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 1- Nicholas Muyoti has resigned as Thika United head coach with immediate effect after a difficult start to the season that has seen the side fail to get results, winning only once in 13 games.Muyoti tendered his resignation at the club on Monday evening.last_img read more

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Gor begin continental duty in Equatorial Guinea, AFC in Madagascar

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia have been crowned the 2017 KPL champions. Photo /RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia begin their CAF Champions League campaign at home to Equatorial Guinea Champions Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the preliminary round fixtures on Wednesday.GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards kick off their Confederations Cup campaign away in Madagascar where they have been scheduled to play against FOSA Juniors FC. If they make it to the next round, they will tackle the winner between Mauritian side AS Port Louis and Ngazi Sport from Comoros.If Gor Mahia make it past the preliminary round, they have been scheduled to play the winner between ASAC Concorde of Mauritania and Tunisia’s Esperence, the side they beat in their 1987 Mandela Cup Conquest.A win for K’Ogalo in this second round tie will earn a ticket to the Group Stages.First round opponents Leones Vegetarianos was formed 17 years ago and will be making their maiden appearance in the Champions League having secured their domestic league title at the end of the 2017 season.Their only other major silverware came in 2014 when they won the Equatorial Guinea cup.“The toughest path to the group stages is Esperance. I have been told they are a very strong team with good financial base. But we can’t underestimate our first round opponents. We will give our best in all the matches,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said, reacting to the draw.The first leg ties will be played on the weekend of February 9-11 while the return leg has been scheduled for a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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HARD-HITTING RTE SHOW REVEALS SHAME OF DONEGAL’S DRIVERS

first_imgThe head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal has declared that every road death is preventable.Inspector Michael Harrison was speaking during a hard-hitting segment on RTE’s new road traffic programme.Traffic Blues featured patrols with the Donegal Traffic Corps over two weekends in the county last October. During filming, Gardai had to contend with a variety of challenges including drunk drivers, joyriders and hit and run incidents.One segment showed a motorist form Northern Ireland reach speeds of up to 180kph in an effort to evade Gardai before fleeing across the border into Derry.The programme showed the real dangers which Gardai face on Donegal’s roads week-in, week-out.The show also highlighted how drunk driving is also still a major problem in Donegal with 17 people arrested for drunk driving during filming. The programme also showed how seriously Inspector Harrison and his team are taking road safety in Donegal.EndsHARD-HITTING RTE SHOW REVEALS SHAME OF DONEGAL’S DRIVERS was last modified: August 7th, 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:Inspector Michael HarrisonRTETraffic Blueslast_img read more

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Businessman escapes jail for forging bank manager’s signature on €24K of cigarettes

first_imgA businessman who forged his bank manager’s signature to get bank guarantees to continue to receive cigarettes from two different companies has escaped going to jail.Wade McGinley, 47, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court having been previously found guilty of forgery in obtaining the cigarettes with a value of more than €24,000. The case against McGinley, 46, of 1 Tiramacool, Buncrana had been adjourned to allow for a probation report on the father-of-seven.The court had heard how Mr McGinley had two contracts with tobacco companies John Player and JTI Gallagher, and in 2009 he began having difficulty making payments to both companies.It was at this stage that John Player and JTI Gallaher sent reps to Mr McGinley’s shop with bank guarantee forms.Mr McGinley assured both reps that the bank guarantees would be signed and he then sent the from to his bank which was AIB.AIB refused to authorise the guarantees and sent a letter back to the defendant informing him of their decision.McGinley then scanned the AIB bank stamp from his computer onto the bank guarantees, and forged the signature of the branch manager Joe Doherty.Detective Garda Mark Doherty outlined that in 2011 they had been contacted by a department at AIB Fraud Prevention Group concerning transactions involving McGinley and tobacco companies “JT Ireland” and “John Players”.The sum of money involved for JT Ireland was more than €8,000 while John Players was for more €16,000.He said in 2009 the companies had sought bank guarantees from McGinley in order to supply him with tobacco for his shop but the two guarantees supplied were forgeries not issued by AIB in Buncrana.McGinley was interviewed by AIB Buncrana branch manager, Mr Joe Doherty, in November 2010 after the tobacco companies contacted the bank to invoke the guarantees due to the non payment by the shop owner.McGinley was interviewed by Gardaí in 2011 and admitted forging the signature of Mr Doherty as well as the bank stamp which he copied on his home computer.He told gardaí he believed the document was “only an old bit of paper” and “not important” but he was sorry to have wasted the officers’ time.He also said he would pay back the money owed but the court heard John Players were repaid just over €4,000 of the €16,000 and JT Ireland have not been repaid anything to date.The court had heard how McGInley had “catastrophic debts” but he co-operated fully with the investigation.Character witness Mr Noel Bradley, a former Missionary priest, gave evidence that he had known McGinley for more than 30 years.He said McGinley took over the running of the shop from his mother but did not possess her acumen for business and was “naive” with money but was a “kind, gentle” person.Judge John O’Hagan said it was a “very deliberate crime” where he not only kept the money owed but also the profits derived from the sale of the cigarettes.He said if that if McGinley repaid €3,000 each to both companies by December he would consider a community service order.The court was told today that all monies had been repaid and that the probation report on Mr McGinley showed he had a low risk of reoffending.Judge O’Hagan said McGinley had cleverly planned to organise the bank guarantees and it took a considerable amount of work by Detective Mark Doherty to expose the fraud.Judge O’Hagan said he put the offence in the lower range and jailed McGinley to three years in prison but substituted the sentence with 240 hours of community service.Businessman escapes jail for forging bank manager’s signature on €24K of cigarettes was last modified: December 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

first_imgDonegal Ladies Minor Championship Draw Glenfin v MilfordMoville v Fanad Gaels N Muire v ConvoyCloughaneely v ArdaraMac Cumhaills v St Eunan’sGlenswilly v Four Masters Buncrana v TermonN Conaill v Carndonagh Matches are over two legs on September 14 and September 21.Matches are fixed for 11am on Sundays, but can be changed to the Saturday but only by agreement of BOTH clubs.Aggregate Score counts. Referees will be appointed by the County Board and gates run by the Board.Quarter Finals will be one match played on October 5Semi-finals are fixed for October 12The Final will be played on October 19.  DONEGAL LADIES MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW was last modified: August 25th, 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:Donegal LGFAMinor Drawlast_img read more

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Neighborhood council meetings

first_imgHere is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. today in the auditorium at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 503-2399 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Toluca Lake Elementary School, 4840 Cahuenga Blvd., Toluca Woods . Call (818) 755-7674 or see www.tolucalake-nc.com. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Dyer Street Elementary School, 14500 Dyer St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Hills Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 785-5624. Foothill Trails Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday at Village Christian School, 8930 Village Ave., Sun Valley. Call (818) 607-8536 or see www.foothilltrails.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18134 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 756-7330 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Neighborhood Council Valley Village will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-2932. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL TV PRESENTER MICHELLE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOY

first_imgDonegal TV presenter Michelle Doherty has given birth to her first child, a baby boy.Michelle DohertyThe former TV3 Xpose host, who is from Carndonagh but lives in London with her partner Mark O’Shea, gave birth two weeks early.“Huge congratulations to @michelledohrty and @marko_shea on the birth of their baby boy last night,” Xpose wrote on Twitter. Xpose’s Lisa Cannon was one of the first to congratulate Michelle, 37, on Twitter.DONEGAL TV PRESENTER MICHELLE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOY was last modified: August 9th, 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:baby boydonegalMichelle DohertyTV3Xposelast_img read more

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