Nurse brimming with confidence after cameo

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):All-rounder Ashley Nurse is hoping that the immense show of power he demonstrated on Wednesday night will serve him well in the upcoming Tri-Nation One-Day International Series.The 26-year-old stole the spotlight in the West Indies winnings with a courageous 50 off 31 balls, though the effort failed to save West Indies blushes, as they lost to a Barbados Select XI by 50 runs in a day/night fixture at Kensington Oval.”I played naturally. I always play naturally. It was a case of assessing the situation and doing what was required,” Nurse said.”We were way off the pace at one stage, so I had to settle in before looking to play my shots. Once I got in, it then became a case of looking to win the match.”For me, this is a solid build-up. I have been working hard in the nets with my batting, bowling and fielding, and I’m feeling quite ready for what we have coming up in the Tri-Series.”In terms of my bowling, the ball is coming out the way I want it to. I got a few wickets here as well, so, overall, it’s a good feeling going into the series.”ADDING ON RUNSKnown more for his off-spin bowling than his batting, Nurse played a rearguard knock which brought the Windies from the danger of 143 for six in the 31st over to 240 all out in the 48th over.He added 66 for the seventh wicket with Jamaican Rovman Powell, who top-scored with a composed 58 off 71 balls.Nurse was a member of the West Indies team which won the T20 World Cup in India last month and said that was a huge fillip for his game.”I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the team which won the tournament and brought such glory to the people of the West Indies,” Nurse said.”Being part of that squad gave me a lot of confidence, and I just want to continue that momentum. We will be playing at home, the first time since we won on India so there will be a lot of expectation and we anticipate a lot of support from the fans.”The team morale is really good, with everyone being his brother’s keeper. Our team is balanced and we can cope with the conditions, and we will do well against the Aussies and the South Africans.”The Tri-Nations, involving Australia and South Africa, runs from June 3-26 in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.last_img read more

Man freed of attempting to murder father-in-law

first_imgAlthough not represented by legal counsel, Sudesh Rambhajue, who was on trial in the High Court for attempting to murder his father-in-law Latchman Narine Persaud at School Street, Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo nearly three years ago, has been acquitted of the charge by a 12-member jury on Thursday.Sudesh Rambhajue is now a free manAfter several hours of deliberation, the jury returned the unanimous verdict of not guilty.Rambhajue on Tuesday led his defence, in which he claimed that his father-in-law had attacked him first. Rambhajue had been indicted on the first count for the attempted murder of his father-in-law, which occurred on September 18, 2015. He was facing a second count of felonious wounding.Justice Brassington Reynolds thanked Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial for conducting the case in a professional manner, while the former accused thanked the jury for its verdict. The judge told Rambhajue that the case was closed call for him, and urged him to avoid trouble and acquire stable employment.According to reports surrounding the matter, Narine Persaud claimed to have been attacked by the suspect after he had asked him to move out of his house. Persaud explained that after Rambhajue had ignored his request, he sought to repeat it when he saw the man approaching his home on the evening in question. Narine Persaud reported that Rambhajue became annoyed, and stabbed him before fleeing the scene.last_img read more

Gold is Money seize maiden title

first_imgGuinness “Greatest of the Streets” National Play-offs…The Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” national championship came to a close on Saturday when Gold is Money secured the title to be crowned Guyana’s “Greatest in the Streets” at the Providence Stadium.Colours Boutique Creanna Damon hands over the first prize and trophy to the West Front Road Gold is Money representative in the presence of his teammates and Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste (left) on SaturdayThe Georgetown Zone Champions became the fourth team to win both their zone and national titles after completing a commanding 4-0 win over former champs Sparta Boss.Deon Alfred led the eventual victors with a hat-trick, while Randolf Wagner accounted for the other goal. Wagner broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute after the finalists battled to a goalless first half.Alfred then doubled the lead with a successful 33rd minute strike. Three minutes later, he recorded a Guinness Goal, which bumped the lead to four, with only two minutes left on the clock.Earlier in the night, Georgetown won the latest round of street football against Linden after prevailing in both semi-finals.2018 Linden Zone champions Silver Bullets were demolished by Gold is Money in their semi-final, being on the receiving end of a 7-0 whipping. In that match, Alfred recorded his first hat-trick of the night.Hubert Pedro also constructed a hat-trick in that game as well while Jamal Pedro netted the final goal of the match. In the other semi-final, Sparta Boss squeezed past 2017 champs Dave and Celena’s All-Stars 2-1.Meanwhile, in the third-place play-off, Silver Bullets edged Dave and Celena’s All-Stars 2-1.Gold is Money carted off $500,000 while Sparta Boss pocketed $250,000, Silver Bullets $200,000 and Dave & Celena’s $100,000.last_img read more

Sterling shines at Creek Open

first_img Tom Watson won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am for his first professional victory in Florida, closing with a 1-under 70 in cold and windy conditions for a one-stroke margin over Jay Haas and Andy Bean. The round was played in temperatures reaching the low 40s, with 30 mph gusts. Indonesian Open Finland’s Mikko Ilonen shot a 1-under-70 for a one-stroke victory in the Indonesian Open, sanctioned by the European and Asian tours. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Scott Sterling parred the 18th hole and David Lutterus had a bogey to give the American a one-stroke victory in the Jacob’s Creek Open on Sunday in Australia. Sterling finished with a 1-under-par 71 on the Kooyonga Golf Club course, where Australian Lutterus – a 21-year-old part-time bartender – has been a member for seven years. Sterling finished with a 12-under 276 total. “It’s unbelievable,” Sterling said of his first Nationwide Tour victory. “We all play to win, but until you actually do it … you always have some kind of doubts because you haven’t done it. “Knowing that you can do it and actually doing it is nice, very rewarding.” center_img Lutterus, a second-year pro who had a final-round 72, blocked his tee shot on the 370-yard, par-4 18th and his attempted recovery skipped across the green, leading to a bogey. “I felt fantastic on the (18th) tee, I thought `Here we go’, but just came out of it and finished in that wake, which cost me,” Lutterus said. Sterling, a 35-year-old Texan, calmly tapped in a two-foot putt for par and victory. Australians held the other leading placings in the joint Nationwide-Australasian PGA tour event, with Marc Leishman (69), and Brendan Jones (71) finishing tied for third with 10-under 278 totals. Outback Open last_img

Macias is clutch for Thousand Oaks

first_imgBrooks and Aaron Fisher scored 10 for the Knights. Thousand Oaks opened a seven-point lead with three minutes left in the first half, but Notre Dame went on an 18-4 run to pull ahead 36-29 with five minutes remaining in the third. Fisher sparked the rally with a rebound basket and two 3-pointers. Macias scored 14 in the first half. He’s being recruited by Westmont, Azusa Pacific, Pt.Loma Nazarene and Biola. Notre Dame hasn’t reached the quarterfinals since 2001. (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Macias, a 5-foot-11 senior, made 11 of 21 shots – including two fourth-quarter 3-pointers – and totaled five rebounds, four blocks and two assists. No one else scored more than eight points. “We’ve got a lot of unknowns on this team, but they always sneak in their points, and that’s how we get our wins,” Macias said. Notre Dame’s Pierce Brooks missed a potential tying 3-pointer with two seconds left. Mike Stanton scored 28 points for the Knights (18-10), mostly on fastbreak layups and rebound baskets. His two free throws gave Notre Dame a two-point lead with 1:26 left before Macias took over. Bobby Macias was at his best Tuesday when Thousand Oaks High really needed him. He scored the last seven points in the final 70 seconds, finishing with a career-high 34 in a 60-57 Southern Section Div. I-AA second-round basketball playoff victory at Notre Dame. Down by two points, Macias’ 3-pointer with just more than a minute remaining gave Thousand Oaks the lead for good. center_img “Usually, I don’t like to be in that situation because it makes me nervous,” Macias said. “But I knew I had to step up as a leader. It feels good. I’m excited that we get to move on because this is a tough division.” Thousand Oaks (25-3) faces Dominguez of Compton (20-7) in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. last_img read more


first_imgHOW IT WAS: THE EMPRESS OF BRITAINA survey by a Marine Robotics Team from University of Limerick (UL) using the UL built Smart ROV Latis has shed new light on two shipwrecks off the coast of Donegal, the S.S. Empire Heritage and the S. S. Empress of Britain.The survey onboard the RV Celtic Explorer led by Dr. Daniel Toal, University of Limerick (UL) captured photo images as well as multi-beam sonar images at two archaeological sites. The survey planning drew on the knowledge of technical diver Dr Ger Dooley, a member of the survey team who has dived on many wrecks on the northern approaches off the Donegal Coast.High resolution sonar imaging was used to create new images of the S.S. Empire Heritage, a cargo ship which had been carrying dozens of Sherman Tanks when it was torpedoed and sank in 1944 with the loss of 113 lives. New images of the S. S. Empress of Britain, a passenger liner, thought to have been carrying gold when it sank in 1940 were also created. The S. S. Empire Heritage now lies at a depth of 70 metres, 15 miles north-west of Malin Head and the survey captured images of the cargo of tanks, originally destined to fight in WWII, now scattered across the seafloor.The S. S. Empress of Britain, a 42,000 ton, 230 m passenger liner lies at 160 metres, 40 miles north-west of Bloody Foreland and is believed to be the largest ship sunk by a U-boat.A salvage operation carried out on the wreck in 1995 on suspicion that the ship had been carrying a large cargo of Gold from Africa destined for America reported finding the Empress upside-down in 500 feet of water.The salvagers reported breaking into the strong room only to find a single skeleton and no gold. It was suspected the gold was unloaded while the Empress was on fire and its passengers were being evacuated. However, the high resolution sonar image which was taken during the recent ROV dive shows the wreck listing on its side, not upside-down as reported by the earlier salvage operation. The aim of the survey was to trial ROV technology developed by UL for a variety of marine applications including high resolution sonar imaging of ship wrecks for archaeological records, demonstration of ROV Latis’ precision underwater navigation and dynamic positioning capabilities to the Irish Coast Guard for Search and Rescue, as well as trialling a ‘daughter ROV’ or ‘fly-out out mini ROV’ for hull penetration and internal inspection where the larger ROV Latis cannot venture.Dr Toal explained: “In order to acquire high resolution sonar images the sonar instruments must be flown close to the ship wreck. Building a composite sonar image of a wreck with large numbers of sonar pings requires precise knowledge of the position and orientation of the ROV platform during the imaging transect. The ROV Latis is equipped with state of the art under water positioning, navigation and auto pilot control systems which makes it an ideal platform for this high resolution survey work.”When poor weather conditions during the six day survey prevented operation of the ROV, the team moved to the sheltered waters of Lough Swilly where they tested a new low cost terrain referenced navigation system for unmanned vehicles developed by the Marine Robotics Research Centre at UL.The survey was supported by the Marine Institute through the 2012 Ship Time Programme as part of the Sea Change Programme funded under the National Development Plan 2007 -2013. The shipwrecks surveyed were previously mapped from the sea surface by the Geological Survey of Ireland and Marine Institute during the INSS and INFOMAR national seabed mapping programmes.Further details and information on the shipwrecks are available in the new book published this week by government publications, entitled “Warships, U-Boats & Liners”. DIVERS USE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO VIEW WARTIME SHIPWRECKS OFF DONEGAL was last modified: November 27th, 2012 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:DIVERS USE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO VIEW WARTIME SHIPWRECKS OFF DONEGALlast_img read more

Anne Marie is sharpening her skills in the kitchen!

first_imgAnne Marie Woods, 51, has found a new passion for the culinary world after returning to education as a mature student with the LYIT (Letterkenny Institute of Technology).Anne Marie, from Gortahork, is studying for a Certificate in Culinary Skills on a Springboard course. She is returning to college for semester two this week, and is eager to get back into the kitchen at the Killybegs Campus.Anne Marie had been home raising her family for the past 20 years. She is eager to get back out into the workforce now that her son and daughter have grown up. When discussing her return to education, Anne Marie said “This is the perfect time for me to return to education. I was looking for jobs and saw a lot of vacancies in the food industry, so I want to get those skills and hopefully get a job next year.”Springboard courses are designed for jobseekers to upskill in areas where there are skill shortages. The programme is open to those who are unemployed or working part-time and allow students to keep their social protection supports. Springboard includes those working part-time, as long as that person is entitled to sign-on during days they are not working. All Springboard courses are free, part-time, and last for one year.Anne Marie spends two days per week in class, with that time being jam-packed with learning about food preparation. “Those two days are full-on. You’re in on the dot of half nine and spend all day either in the kitchen or learning theory. It is a challenge,” Anne Marie said. The challenges that come with returning to education are made much easier with the help of a Learning to Learn module run by LYIT in the first semester.Anne Marie met with a tutor to discover her learning style, what study skills she had and what she needed to improve. She learned how to do reports, how to access the LYIT Blackboard application and prepare presentations, among other skills.“People could be feeling a bit anxious going back to school after being away for a while as everything has changed, but the tutor was fantastic. Everyone has their own way to study and she was able to highlight that,” Anne Marie said.Anne Marie discovered that she needed to apply herself to theory work along with learning kitchen and cooking skills. Through the Learning to Learn module, she was able to manage her study time and deal with the pressures that come with assignments and tests.“I learned that you have to be strict about your time management to get reports done. I didn’t find the kitchen too stressful, but you just have to keep your cool,” she said.Anne Marie is delighted to have passed her first semester and received great feedback from her tutors. “The tutors want everyone to achieve and pass their exams. If you don’t do well they guide you on where you can improve,” she said. “The staff are fantastic. It’s a small campus so it’s like a wee family where everybody knows everybody. There are around 13 of us in the kitchen and we are all in different age groups. Everyone gets along well,” she said.Anne Marie had never worked in a kitchen before and has been perfecting the basics for the past four months. She has learned knife skills, food storage, how to prepare sauces, how to cut various meats, as well as health and safety procedures.The health and safety education was vital for Anne Marie when she went out to experience the working environment. The programme involves 400 hours of work placement, which can be completed throughout the second semester or during the following summer.Anne Marie is so eager to get employment after this course that she has already started her work placement. She has joined the kitchen staff of a local hotel for one evening each week. “It’s a busy hotel but the only way you learn something like culinary skills is to get stuck into it. When you have to put out food quickly and have to be fast, you get a good idea of how the kitchen runs. I love to challenge myself,” she said.All Springboard students on this programme have the option to apply for Direct Entry to Year 2 of the BA in Culinary Arts.“Part of me would like to go back and do the second year, while I would also like to get out and work. I have a lot of options to consider,” she said.Anne Marie would encourage anyone considering returning to education to do it, whatever their age. “People might be put off because they are mature, but you’re treated just the same as the younger students. If you’re nervous about not being in education for a long time then don’t be.“The staff are so friendly and the facilities are great. It’s a lovely small campus and everyone knows each other, whether it’s the tutors, the library staff or the canteen staff. Because Killybegs is a small campus people have time to spend with you and get to know you,” she said.Anne Marie is most looking forward to learning about pastries, bakery and desserts in this upcoming semester. Life is looking pretty sweet for Anne Marie!If you wish to follow in the same footsteps as Ann-Marie, a new Springboard funded Culinary Skills course begins Monday, 30 January 2017 at LYIT. Applications are being accepted until Friday 27 January 2017. In addition two other Springboard courses being offered by LYIT this semester – a Certificate in Mainframe Technologies (Dublin) and a Certificate in Six Sigma & Business Improvement. Click here to find out more about Springboard Offerings for 2016/2017.For all your springboard queries e-mail or call 074-9186177. To check eligibility for a free Springboard course click here: Marie is sharpening her skills in the kitchen! was last modified: January 26th, 2017 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:educationKillybegsLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITspringboardlast_img read more


first_imgJOBS: Applications are invited from suitable persons for the position of Pool Operations Manager at Finn Valley Leisure Centre (Finn Valley Athletic Club & Donegal County Council Joint Venture).An artist’s impression of the new Finn Valley Leisure Centre when completeThe centre is scheduled to open in Summer 2013 but it is expected that the Pool Operations Managers contract of employment will commence in April 2013.The employment contract will be full time for an initial period of 1 year, renewable on an annual basis subject to satisfactory performance. Applications should be submitted to The Secretary, Finn Valley Swimming Pool Ltd., Mill Brae, Stranorlar, County Donegal by 25th February 2013. For further details see: or JOB VACANCY – POOL OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR FINN VALLEY LEISURE CENTRE was last modified: February 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley Leisure CentrePool OPerations Managerlast_img read more


first_imgIt’s about as far removed from a Donegal sport as you can get.Curling is coming to the Finn Valley!But now, fresh on from the Winter Olympics in Russia, the popular sport will be coming to the Finn Valley.A team from the CAKE Wednesday Club for older people will take-on a Stranorlar outfit next Monday, March 3, at the Oaktree Centre in Killygordon. Following the establishment of an east Donegal league by the Donegal Sports Partnership, CAKE will enter teams against neighbouring Raphoe, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Lifford.The will have five home and five away games.Next Monday’s encounter against Stranorlar should be an entertaining and competitive one and spectators are more than welcome to come along.The game will begin at 2 pm and end at around 4 pm. Meanwhile, tickets are selling fast for the annual dinner dance for the older people of the area which will be held in the Villa Rose, Hotel, Ballybofey on Wednesday, March 12.Anyone who wishes to go should contact the CAKE office as soon as possible on 074 91 49557, between 9 am and 1:30 pm.There are only a few tickets remaining.CURLING IS TAKING OFF IN DONEGAL! was last modified: February 26th, 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:Curlingdonegallast_img read more

Inside DeMarcus Cousins’ dominant performance against Denver

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Just as DeMarcus Cousins walked off the floor, the Warriors’ center stared down toward the Nuggets’ bench.He placed his right hand above his eyes. He squinted. He shook his head dismissively.Cousins had just spent an entire evening devouring the Nuggets in every way possible. So minutes before the Warriors’ officially cemented a 116-102 victory over …last_img read more