Super Sheldon helps Scorpions sting Pride

first_imgCottrell’s all-round heroics help Scorpions sting PridePORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Tail-ender Sheldon Cottrell smashed a brace of sixes at the death as Jamaica Scorpions escaped with a nervy two-wicket win over hapless Barbados Pride to post their second victory of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.With the game still very much an open contest with Scorpions tottering on 118 for eight at the start of the 33rd over in pursuit of 139 for victory, Cottrell twice cleared the ropes at the expense of debutant left-arm spinner Dane Currency, to ease the tension at Queen’s Park Oval.Man of the Match Cottrell, who ended on 16 not out, and Nikita Miller, seven not out, then calmly gathered the remaining nine runs in singles to clinch victory at the end of the 38th over.Cottrell had earlier claimed three for 18 with his left-arm pace, and leg-spinner Damien Jacobs, three for 38, as Pride were bundled out for 138 off 45.5 overs after opting to bat first.Captain Kevin Stoute hit 39 from 74 balls, but wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud was the only other batsman to reach the 20s with exactly 20.In-form AndrÈ McCarthy then laid the foundation for the successful run chase with a top score of 49 from 76 balls, while Antiguan Devon Thomas chipped in with 33 from 65 deliveries.With the pair involved in a comfortable 84-run, third-wicket stand and Pride seemingly out of ideas, Scorpions appeared to be romping to an easy win.But experienced left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn turned the game on its head in a second spell which accounted for both batsmen and yielded four for 28 from 10 overs overall.His spell triggered a slide which saw six wickets fall for just 13 runs in the space of 42 balls, to give Pride a scent of an unlikely victory.Wickets continued to tumble until Cottrell arrived to strike two key blows and rescue the innings.AT ST PAUL’S SPORTS COMPLEX: Guyana Jaguars defeated Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by six wickets in their Group B, third-round game in the Regional Super50 at St Paul’s Sports Complex here yesterday.Scores: MAROONERS 149 all out off 48.3 overs (Ryan Hinds 47; Veerasammy Permaul 4-22, Paul Wintz 3-21). JAGUARS 153 for four off 35 overs (Assad Fudadin 71; Vikash Mohan 2-25).SCOREBOARDPRIDE INNINGSD Smith c D Thomas b Gordon 1K Corbin lbw b Cottrell 0*K Stoute lbw b Campbell 39S Brooks st A Thomas b Miller 19J Carter c King b Campbell 18R Chase b Jacobs 2J Greaves b Jacobs 3+M Rampersaud b Cottrell 20A Nurse lbw b Jacobs 9S Benn not out 18D Currency b Cottrell 0Extras (lb4, w5) 9TOTAL (all out, 45.5 overs) 138Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-9, 3-36, 4-80, 5-82, 6-86, 7-89, 8-99, 9-138, 10-138.Bowling: Cottrell 4.5-1-18-3, Gordon 4-1-12-1, Miller 8-1-20-1, Jacobs 10-1-38-3 (w2), Campbell 10-0-32-2 (w3), Lambert 6-0-14-0.SCORPIONS’ INNINGST Griffith c Brooks b Nurse 4*J Campbell c Benn b Nurse 8D Thomas c wkp Rampersaud b Benn 33A McCarthy c Smith b Benn 49T Lambert c Smith b Benn 0B King lbw b Currency 8+A Thomas lbw b Benn 0N Miller not out 7D Jacobs run out 0S Cottrell not out 16Extras (w12, nb2) 14TOTAL (8 wkts, 38 overs) 139Did not bat: N GordonFall of wickets: 1-9, 2-21, 3-105, 4-107, 5-116, 6-116, 7-117, 8-118.Bowling: Nurse 6-0-35-2 (w8, nb2), Greaves 2-0-13-0 (w1), Currency 4-1-24-1 (w1), Benn 10-1-28-4 (w1), Chase 2-0-10-0 (w1), Smith 6-0-14-0, Carter 8-1-15-0.Result: Scorpions won by to wickets.Points: Scorpions 5, Pride 0.Man-of-the-Match: Sheldon Cottrell.Toss: Pride.Umpires: N Duguid, P Nero.last_img read more

President urges unemployed youths to become entrepreneurs

first_imgA one-day youth conference was on Friday hosted at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre with the aim of implementing policies to help young people from across the country.President David Granger delivering the feature address at the youth conferenceThe event saw attendance of youths between the ages of 14 and 35, who came out with the intent of voicing their concerns.They were encouraged by youth leaders to use social media to attract the attention of policy makers.Speaking to the youths, Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael, explained to the gathering that young people are important to nation building. According to her, young people account for some 74 per cent of Guyana’s population.She explained, “At the beginning of 2012, the world population surpassed seven billion, with people under the age of 30 accounting for more than half of this number, 50.5 per cent. Then there were 1.2 billion youths aged 15 to 24 years, globally in 2015, accounting for one out of every six people worldwide. By 2030…the number of youths is projected to (grow) by seven per cent to nearly 1.3 billion”.Carmichael said she hopes the data shared paints a vivid picture that youths are not only demographically significant, but are essential to the world’s human resource.Delivering the feature address, President David Granger said he recognises that employment is one of the major issues faced by youths, hence efforts have been exhausted to ensure children are educated.“So unemployment in years to come should be a thing of the past. We should be able to eliminate (it) once we go to school and stay in school and don’t drop out. Once we drop out, unfortunately the chances of being employed become very remote,” the president said.The Head of State urged the youths to become entrepreneurs, and not allow unemployment to keep them down.Youths were also treated to a mini exhibition at the conference, which featured robotics and science.The first such youth conference was hosted last year. Even as Government is encouraging youth development and participation in society, its cabinet consists mainly of persons over the age of 35.In Guyana, youth unemployment among the 15-to-24-year-old cohort is at 21.6 per cent, representing almost twice the unemployment rate of other adults.Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram last month blasted Government for being unable to effectively address Guyana’s unemployment rate.In an interview with this publication, Ram had expressed the belief that not enough attention is being paid to the economic and social side of unemployment.last_img read more

Mayor’s cash aids favorites

first_img Mayoral allies Among the three board members not up for re-election, Villaraigosa can count only District 2 member Monica Garcia as a political ally. District 6 representative Julie Korenstein, a Valley board long tied to LAUSD unions, and District 4 member Marlene Canter, the board president, oppose the mayor’s efforts. Experts predict that mayoral allies Yolie Flores Aguilar and Richard Vladovic will win election in Districts 5 and 7, respectively, filling seats in which the incumbents aren’t running. That leaves the District 1 and 3 seats up for grabs, with the power of the majority at stake. Galatzan also has won the support of former Mayor Richard Riordan, who wrested control of the school board from the UTLA with his slate of candidates in 1999 and remains very popular among Valley voters. Four years ago, two of the Riordan-backed members – Genethia Hayes and board President Caprice Young – were unseated by Lauritzen and LaMotte after a well-funded blitz by the UTLA in the weeks before the election. Duffy has said the union will provide the resources needed to get Lauritzen and LaMotte re-elected. The mayor’s Community Partnership committee is also prepared to pour resources into the campaign, paying for mail and TV advertising to get Galatzan elected. “As far as resources go, Tamar Galatzan is going to have everything she needs to run an effective campaign to communicate to Valley voters why a change agent needs to be on the school board,” said her campaign manager, Mike Trujillo, whose salary is being paid by the mayor’s group. Ed Burke, Lauritzen’s campaign manager and chief of staff, promised an aggressive campaign, with support not only from the UTLA but from unions representing the LAUSD police, bus drivers and cafeteria workers. “That’s what it’ll take to win,” Burke said. “Those people are mobilized.” Another key challenge for Galatzan is to use Villaraigosa’s endorsement while persuading voters that she’s not simply his puppet, Regalado said – a problem the Riordan-backed candidates experienced in 2003. “People started to get tired by what they perceived as meddling by Riordan and his billionaire buddies, with the union targeting those candidates as puppets of the mayor and really out of step with the teachers,” Regalado said. “I can see people seeing that as a danger, especially in the Valley, of having the mayor’s backing.” Both Lauritzen and Galatzan are trying to capitalize on their ties to the Valley rather than any connection they have to downtown interests. Lauritzen was raised and educated in the Valley, taught math and computer courses at local schools and helped organize the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. His wife and daughter are both teachers. Galatzan was also raised and schooled in the Valley, works for the City Attorney’s Office as a neighborhood prosecutor in Van Nuys and is married to the head of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. Union influence Even though the union helped craft the mayor’s legislation Assembly Bill 1381 to assume partial control of the LAUSD and agrees philosophically on proposed reform efforts, including smaller classes and streamlining the bureaucracy, they are backing candidates different from the mayor’s in the two key races. That disconnect is primarily due to a massive push by the union’s members to endorse the incumbents. But most believe the relationship between the union and the mayor will not devolve into nasty politics and they will always work to compromise with one another. Whether he elects his entire slate of candidates or not, Regalado believes, the mayor will come out a winner, getting the cluster of schools he covets. “It’s not a winner-take-all and loser-surrenders-everything situation any longer. The mayor will gain something out of this,” Regalado said. (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Seeing the LAUSD board as either the instrument or the obstacle to his education-reform plan, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is funding a multimillion-dollar campaign to replace two union-backed incumbents with his allies in next month’s election. Four of the board’s seven seats are up for election March 6, offering the mayor – or the powerful teachers union – a chance to secure the majority needed to push forward their individual agendas. The mayor’s Community Partnership for Better Schools is prepared to spend upward of $1 million in an effort to replace incumbent Jon Lauritzen with Tamar Galatzan, a lawyer and parent whom Villaraigosa has endorsed for the San Fernando Valley seat. Lauritzen already has gotten more than $300,000 from teachers unions and is likely to get a lot more. The mayor’s group is also expected to spend an equal amount to get Johnathan Williams elected over board member Marguerite LaMotte to represent South Los Angeles, although the mayor has not endorsed either candidate in that race. While his group is providing the funding, the mayor himself is keeping a low profile in the races to represent communities where his popularity is relatively low. “The Valley and south side of L.A. are where Mayor Villaraigosa has historically run weakest with the voting population. Because he’s still trying to gain their trust, he’s not willing to wage a pitched, high-level battle which may cost him politically in the future,” said Jaime Regalado, director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “There’s a reality beyond school district politics at play here. It’s uphill.” Villaraigosa is looking for allies in his efforts to reform the nation’s second-largest school district, a plan that includes increasing the number of charter campuses and giving him direct control over three low-performing high schools. The 48,000-strong United Teachers Los Angeles wants to improve student achievement by working within the existing system. last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Deli and Cafe staff required at The Cope Dungloe

first_imgJob Vacancies: The Cope Dungloe, one of the North West’s most well-established retailers, has excellent opportunities in the deli and cafe department:We are looking to expand our grocery business and we are looking to recruit a high calibre, self-motivated Café and Deli Manager and also highly motivated Deli and Café personnel.Deli & Café Manager – Full timeThe successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of a busy café and deli set in a bustling grocery store.Experience Required:• A minimum of two years’ experience in a deli or kitchen environment essential, experience at amanager level would be an advantage.• Excellent leadership skills: Must be able to manage and develop a team.• Experience in a demanding and energetic role with an ability to work at a high intensity.• Stock and ordering systems and procedures.• Ability to maximise sales and margin whilst minimising waste. Key Skills and Responsibilities:• An ability to manage, coach, mentor, develop and motivate the deli team.• Flexible with proven ability in managing all aspects of a deli and café.• To have a strong work ethic, strive to be the best and lead by example.• Ensure full compliance with all food hygiene policies, HACCP and Health & Safety requirements.• Creating and maximising promotions to encourage sales and footfall.• The ability to strive towards increased sales and targets and outperform set targets.• Have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain high levels of customer service satisfaction.• Ability to create and implement menus and product offerings.• Ability to maintain and improve department standards.Deli Assistants – Variable Hours (Part time)The successful candidate(s) will ideally have experience in a similar customer facing environment and possess excellent customer service skills.Responsibilities and Requirements:• Dealing with customers and providing excellent customer service in order to maximise salesand customer retention• Fluent & Articulate English Speaker• Ability to work on own initiative on a daily basis and follow instructions essential.• A good working knowledge of computers• Ability to cook and clean essential and previous HACCP qualification would be advantageous.• Ability to converse in Irish (preferred) but not essential• Flexibility and availability in terms of working hours essential.If you think you have what it takes to be part of a successful team, please apply with full C.V andcovering letter to:Email: or Mail: H.R Officer, The Cope, Main Street, Dungloe, Co. DonegalCLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS Friday 27th April 2018 Job Vacancies: Deli and Cafe staff required at The Cope Dungloe was last modified: April 18th, 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) Tags:CafédeliJob VacanciesThe Cope Dungloelast_img read more


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first_imgMoville Community College celebrate All-Ireland successWE always knew Moville Community College senior girls football team were good – now here’s the pictures to prove it.The college girls have been crowned All-Ireland schools champions after an incredible victory over holders Christ The King College Cork in Dublin.The Donegal girls actually trailed their Cork opponents at the Oscar Traynor Complex by 3-1. But the Moville girls showed their true grit, stamina and possession football philosophy to come back and win 4-3!The girls were already Ulster champions after an 8-0 win over local rivals Carndonagh.But they proved to be amongst the very top in national football with their victory over Christ The King which had five internationals on their team.Meanwhile Donegal player Amber Barrett from Lagan Harps FC has been named in the Ireland U-17 squad which flew to Austria today to complete their UEFA European Championship Elite Phase qualifying group when they face Norway on Sunday at 1pm in Neulengbach. Dave Connell’s side’s final Group Two game against Norway on March 31 had to be postponed after heavy overnight snow as had the other tie between Poland and Austria.Poland only need a point against the hosts to qualify, while an Austria win would take them through as long as Norway do not beat Ireland. If Norway do win, Austria must beat Poland by three goals to pip them. ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GIRLS IN FINAL COMEBACK STUNNER! was last modified: April 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS! MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GIRLS IN FINAL COMEBACK STUNNER!last_img read more

Is this the Tottenham team to face Wolves as England star is ruled out?

first_imgTottenham have come through a tough week with one defeat as well as progression to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals but must now take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.A wounded Wolves side who have lost their last two games will be fresh going into the clash, while Spurs have to function after two games in 48 hours. latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League Stories Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? huge blow TOP WORK revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Is this the Tottenham XI to take on Wolves at Molineux? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY tense whoops changes predicted Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate scoring against West Ham. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 gameday cracker Manager Mauricio Pochettino has two casualties from a hectic week with Eric Dier (thigh) and Victor Wanyama (knee) now out of the Molineux match.The duo join Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen who remain on the sidelines with groin and hamstring issues, respectively.So how could they line up after a long week? Check out the prediction below… Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 2last_img read more


first_imgTomorrow will see thousands of young people across Donegal receive their Leaving Cert Results.While the pressure of exams is over, the worries, excitement and nerves of the results will be brewing for many of our youth.Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, Donegal Youth Service will be providing a phone helpline for those receiving Leaving Cert results this week. All Staff at the Port Road based centre will also be available for young people and parents to drop in and bring along any queries that may arise following students receiving their results.Youth Information Coordinator, Gareth Gibson, said “For those who do not receive the results they want there are so many choices out there.“The important thing is to take time to decide what you want to do. You could repeat, take on a Post Leaving Certificate course, take on an apprenticeship, or find a career path through a state training agency”.    We have information available on all these options so feel free to drop in to the Youth Information Centre, Donegal Youth Service, Port Road, Letterkenny and have a talk to one of the staff or phone us in the centre at 07491-29640.   DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE TELL STUDENTS NOT TO PANIC ON LEAVING CERT RESULTS DAY was last modified: August 12th, 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:donegalDOnegal Youth ServicesexamsLeaving certstudentslast_img read more

Antonio’s too cute to be a TV sitcom star

first_img DeLaying the inevitable: In the latest legal maneuver by Rep. Tom DeLay, his lawyers have subpoenaed prosecutor Ronnie Earle. “And after that, we’ll be subpoenaing the grand jury,” said DeLay. “Then, if necessary, we’ll subpoena every single person in Texas. By the time they get through all the paperwork, I’ll have redistricted the rest of the state. Then we’ll just pass a law against the grand juries being able to indict anyone who’s done anything – or nothing, in case that’s what I’ve done.” Cops gone wild: The man who was seen on video being punched by New Orleans policemen revealed that he hasn’t had a drink in more than 20 years. The officers “thought it was about time he had one, and he was resisting their goodwill effort to get him to tip a few,” a spokesman for the suspended lawmen explained. “For God’s sake, this is New Orleans,” explained union leader Bill Copper. “How are you supposed to enjoy yourself if you don’t get loaded? Visit a museum?” The spokesman then broke down in laughter and couldn’t go on. Finally: The White House announced that there were no Republican indictments this past week. Special election primer: Ballot Propositions 78 and 79 both want to save you money on drugs. You’ll want to vote yes on only one proposition so you don’t negate your vote (though voting no on both will also negate your vote – but that is explained in another primer). So how do you tell which is the one to vote yes on? See if you can figure it out. Proposition 78: Discounts on prescription drugs – voluntary participation. Drug companies have contributed more than $50 million to support the plan. Proposition 79: Discounts on prescription drugs – mandatory participation. Drug companies haven’t contributed anything. Hope this helped. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” and can be heard on Los Angeles’ KTLK AM 1150 from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Apple unveils video iPod: Apple boss Steve Jobs announced the newest strain of iPod, the pocket-size media player. “The problem before was that the technology was way too slow,” said Jobs. “Before you could download a show, it was canceled. Now, with our new iPod, you can watch a show before a network vice president realizes he knows absolutely nothing about what makes a good show and tries to save his butt from being fired by canceling the show.” Gates counters: As a response to Apple’s new device, Microsoft is working on an iPod that baby boomers will understand how to use. The new transistor radio works on four 75-pound D batteries and will get both AM and FM stations. “The only problem we’re having,” said richest man in the universe Bill Gates, “is trying to get the 12:00 to stop flashing.” Making a turkey out of all of us: With the news out of Atlanta’s Centers For Disease Control and Prevention that mad cow disease and avian flu are just conspiracies to make us all vegetarians, word is that turkeys are working on a new strain of what’s being called gizzard virus, which should end Thanksgiving once and for all. “We’ll be working on crow disorder next,’ said research scientist Gwen Miller. “With all the crow being eaten nowadays, it could knock out Washington, D.C., in less than 24 hours.” Kiss of death?: With the news the Sen. Ted Kennedy would back Sen. John Kerry if he ran for president in 2008, Kerry immediately withdrew from the race. “What’s the use?” asked the junior senator from Massachusetts. “We pushed hard for Ted to support Hillary, but obviously he wanted me out the race.” Just kidding: The information that terrorists would attack New York subways proved to be a hoax from an Iraqi jokester. “I thought they would get it when I said we would attack on a Sunday, the day no one uses the subway,” said the 12-year-old humorist. “Then again, when I sent out reports about the WMDs-in-Iraq thingy, they bought that, too.” Mayor Celebrity: After his star turn last week on “The George Lopez Show,” network producers have already put a new Antonio Villaraigosa series, “Photo-Op,” into development. “We were going to go with ‘Look at Me’ or ‘Am I Cute or What?’ but they all seemed too on the money,” said a yet-unnamed producer. Angels strike out. White Sox don’t: Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said that assuming the catcher caught the ball in the controversial ninth-inning call of Game 2 in the ALCS was the problem. “And you know what assuming does,” said the unbelievably inept commissioner. “It makes an a** out of U and ME. Get it?” Angel manager Mike Scioscia protested. “It’s not the call that bothers me so much,” said the manager, who spent about 15 years behind the plate and should know a lot better than the commissioner whether the call was correct. “It’s that there’s no ‘me’ in `assuming.’ I can’t get past that.” Newsflash: “Television is just like being a mayor,” said an unidentified Los Angeles mayor, “except a lot less cameras.” last_img


first_imgA young Letterkenny girl has received a very special birthday wish from the foot of the huge K2 mountain.Jason’s message to Kate from the foot of K2.Kate Black celebrates her 15th birthday today.But not many teenagers can say they received a picture from the foot of the world’s second highest peak. But that’s exactly what mountaineer dad Jason did when he sent his little girl a birthday wish today from the base camp of the huge mountain.Jason wrote “Thursday morning on 9th July 2000 marked a joyful day in our family as we welcomed into this world, what would turnout to be a rock in my life .. Today that rock is quickly becoming a diamond. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE ……Continue to inspire. I ❤U ️Daddy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Click here to listen to Jason’s latest audio message for Donegal Daily readers.LETTERKENNY GIRL RECEIVES A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISH FROM HER FAMOUS DAD! was last modified: July 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:birthday wishdonegalJason BlaclK2Kate Blacklast_img read more