Chanderpaul quits international cricket

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC):Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has called time on his illustrious international career, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced late yesterday.In a release, the WICB said the 41-year-old Guyanese had given notification via email that he was no longer available for selection.Chanderpaul played a record 164 Tests, amassing 11,867 runs at an average of 51. He is second on the all-time West Indies list of run-scorers to Brian Lara who scored 11 953 runs.He also played 268 one-day internationals and 22 Twenty20 internationals.Chanderpaul was axed last May by West Indies selectors following a run of low scores but said at the time he was focused on regaining his place in the side.He represented Guyana Jaguars in the ongoing Regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Harden scores career-high 56 to lead Rockets past Jazz

first_imgAnd they did it with Harden only playing 35 minutes in a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night that ran their Western Conference-best record to 8-3.Harden fell just shy of Calvin Murphy’s 57 points against New Jersey in 1978, but he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to have 10 assists and shoot better than 75 percent from the field in a 50-point performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHarden had 13 assists and shot a sizzling 76 percent from the floor, hitting 19 of 25 shots after missing his last three attempts. The MVP runner-up was a perfect 7 for 7 from beyond the arc until he missed a step-back 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter as the shot clock was about to expire.Even when the Jazz could deny Harden his shot, he dished it off for someone else to score. Eric Gordon scored 20 points, Trevor Ariza had 14 and Nene scored 13 off the bench. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) lays up a shot past Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden had just scored a career-high 56 points when he was asked if he knew he had fallen one point shy of the Houston Rockets’ record.Harden shrugged and replied, “We won, right?”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” Gordon said. “He was picking them apart and not just with scoring. What else can you do?”Ariza had the answer to that: nothing.“I don’t think there’s any defense for him, period,” Ariza said. “When he’s on, what can you do? Two people can’t guard him when he’s on like that.”Harden received a standing ovation from the Toyota Center crowd, which rained down “MVP! MVP!” chants at multiple points during the game. He had 22 points in both the first and third quarters, 30 at halftime and sat for the final 7:32 of the blowout.Harden said he was unaware he was 8 for 8 in the first quarter and made his first 10 shots to start the game.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I mean, I was just shooting, I don’t really know,” Harden said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it.”Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 17 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Rudy Gobert had 13 points but was held to a season-low five rebounds in 25 minutes.The Rockets have won three straight, while the Jazz have lost back-to-back games following a three-game winning streak.Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder called Harden one of the smartest players in the league.“We’re disappointed, obviously, in our group and our performance, particularly defensively,” Snyder said. “There wasn’t enough resilience, and there wasn’t enough toughness. There wasn’t a collective resolve that you need against a team that’s that talented and against a player that’s having the kind of night he was having.”Houston scored at least 119 points for a third straight game. Last season, the Rockets were 43-5 when scoring 110 points or more and 12-22 when failing to do so. Houston’s 23 3-pointers fell two shy of Cleveland’s NBA record, set last season.“I’m just going to hazard a guess when we shoot 59 (percent) from 3s, we’re probably not going to lose too many games,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said with a grin. “That’s just a wild guess.”Jazz: Gobert received a technical foul late in the first half for shouting at an official following a dunk. … The Jazz shot 43.7 percent from the field, including 38.2 percent from 3-point range.Rockets: Clint Capela had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks, including two on Gobert. … Houston made 59.3 percent of its shots, including 59 percent from beyond the 3-point line on 23-of-39 shooting.GREETING THE CHAMPSBetween the first and second quarter, the Rockets recognized the Houston Astros for their World Series win over Los Angeles, the first in franchise history. At midcourt, manager A.J. Hinch, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitchers Lance McCullers, Mike Fiers and Dallas Keuchel held the World Series trophy to a loud ovation. Earlier in the day, several Astros players brought the trophy to the Texans’ game against the Colts.BILES’ MISSAs part of the Rockets’ new First Shot promotion featuring a local celebrity shooting a free throw before tipoff for charity, Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles became the first participant to miss her attempt. A made shot secures a $5,000 donation from the Rockets, while a miss equals $1,000. The 4-foot-9 gymnast from nearby Spring, Texas clanked her shot off the backboard to the right of the rim.center_img MOMENT OF SILENCEPrior to the singing of the national anthem, the Rockets observed a moment of silence for the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, near San Antonio.UP NEXTJazz: Host the 76ers on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host the Cavaliers on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas holds closed-door practice anewlast_img read more

Another killed on Guyana’s roadways

first_img− Police maintains “Operation Safeway” continues to yield successA motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after being struck by a minibus along Sheriff Street, Georgetown on Friday.Dead: Oswy Crum-EwingOswy Crum-Ewing, 77, of Lot 79 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was riding his motorcycle on his way to work at Subryanville, Georgetown, but was attempting to cross the road to purchase fuel from the Guyoil Service Station when he was struck.The now dead man received severe injuries due to the impact and was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died a few hours later.He suffered internal injuries, a broken foot, hand and lacerations to the head. Samantha Duncan, a granddaughter of the dead man told Guyana Times that she was at home when she received the news at about 06:30h.She was told that her grandfather was involved in an accident and was taken to the GPHC. Without hesitation, she along with other relatives rushed to the medical institution where she saw the elderly man lying on a bed.Duncan recalled her grandfather attempting to tell her something but the words were not coming out of his mouth. She nevertheless enquired about the accident and was told that he was struck by a “greens bus” which was travelling South along Sheriff Street.The driver of the bus, she noted, claimed that he was heading to the East Bank of Demerara to sell and did not see when her grandfather rode out of a street close to where the accident occurred.He was subsequently taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations. Duncan however, explained that her grandfather would leave home early and head to work. “He did maintenance work for some people in Subryanville,” the woman stated.Crum-Ewing’s body is at the Georgetown Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. He leaves to mourn his five children, grandchildren and other relatives. The Police are continuing their investigations into the accident.However, although it seems as though fatal accidents are on the increase, the Police stated that “Operation Safeway” continues to yield positive results since its implementation in September.Police in a release showed that road fatality is on the decrease. It stated that fatal accidents have decreased by 44.4 per cent, while serious accidents have decreased by 47 per cent and minor accidents by 21.4 per cent.In addition, the Police stated that 4250 road offences have been reported, of which 1371 were charged for speeding and 1863 were tested for alcohol consumption, but only 274 were found to be over the legal limit.last_img read more

Linden officials express concern over “wastage” of food sent to dorms

first_imgOfficials at the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have expressed concerns over reports of “wastage” of food and a lack of accountability surrounding items sent to school dorms within the region. These issues were discussed on Thursday when the Council met for the hosting of its final statutory meeting for 2018, with numerous concerns being raised.Regional Executive Officer (REO) Orrin Gordon made reference to instances where large quantities of juices, for example, are sent by the Education Ministry that are just a few months away from the expiration date. The REO said in such a case, it is difficult for the students to consume the amount in the specified time allotted before expiration.“We get juice, for example… about four or five hundred boxes came into theCouncillors at the statutory meeting in Lindendorms, sent to the dorm; the juice, they are expired in October and November and they come in September. There’s no way that the children can drink out the juice in that short space of time. So we had to do a set of things really, you know, to get that juice out as early as possible before the expiry date,” Gordon told members of the Council. Councillors also pointed out that large amounts of food items are often disposed of, under these and other circumstances.Gordon pointed out that large amounts of canned items are sometimes held inside the Council’s storage which are obtained at a cheap cost since they are presumably close to expiration date. As such, he said the administration is working on cutting down on the purchase of canned items and has opted to focus on the consumption of fresh fruits.“So, one of the things we’ve done is try our best to cut down on the amount of tin stuff that we are using. Even the issue of the juices. Certain juices we shouldn’t even be buying. We said better you buy fruits and give the children. But you know some habits are a bit hard to ease but piece by piece we will be able to deal with it,” he said. Regional Chairman Renis Morian noted that there is need for better accountability regarding food sent into dorms.“The overarching matter is this, we don’t want wastage. We want our children to be adequately fed and we want good accountability as it relates to the stuff that is sent in. And then there must be some sort of knowledge base to know if you’re buying in excess, etcetera,” he said.Over the course of the year, issues regarding food items at a few school dorms in the Region have been discussed. The Council had previously expressed concern that some food items which were being sent into dorms to be utiliSed were suspiciously not reaching the students but were allegedly being carted off instead. This had led to the suggestion by Morian for dorm staff to be rotated.last_img read more

$1.3B in damages caused by floods annually in Georgetown

first_imgLead Consultant of Vivid Economics, Charlie DixonThe European firm, Vivid Economics, on Tuesday, handed over a report on Climate Resilience Support for Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) where it was revealed that some $1.3 billion is lost every year in Georgetown as a result of flooding.The lead consultant from the agency, Charlie Dixon, shared a few findings during his presentation, which indicated that not only is the vast sum a reason for concern presently but in years to come, as it is expected to increase significantly with oil production.He said that gas emissions are projected to increase to some “1200 KT CO2” (carbon dioxide), which will also increase massively in 20 years’ time. Carbon dioxide emissions are those that stem from the burning of fossil fuels and others.These results are all tied to the fact that commercial, as well as residential activities, will increase in Georgetown soon. According to him, about 130,000 people presently reside in Georgetown and this figure will increase to around 200,000 by 2040.Dixon said, “At the present day, the risk of flooding is expected in the wider Georgetown area to cause around $1.3 billion of damage every single year…so then as we look to 2040, looking into the future as climate change worsens and we expect these flooding effects to become more impactful, that number rises by round about a factor of four, so expected damaged are round about $4 billion”.He explained that with the increase of not only residential but industrial behaviours contributing to climate change in the city, these effects are likely to be felt.Dixon, however, pointed out that there is still hope for the country as several strategies can be implemented to ensure the capital city remains intact.Among those noted, was current sea defence structures, which the consultant told members of the media should be rehabilitated while the drainage system in and around the city needs to be addressed. He also told the Central Housing and Planning Authority that they may need to direct commercial and residential development away from high-risk areas in Georgetown while the onus may be upon the Government to restore and expand mangrove conservation and sediment control structures.In the meantime, the Director at CH&PA, Lelon Saul, assured that efforts will be exhausted to ensure that such issues relating to climate change are addressed.He said, “Given the threat posed by climate change, we are compelled to build capacity and access finance and technical support in order to combat these threats. The Climate Resilience Support for Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility programme will enable us to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in Georgetown and its environs”.In this regard, Saul pointed out that the study will trigger an implementation of integrated policies and plans to tackle the issue.The Director further noted that the municipal authorities, as well as relevant Government agencies, will be engaged going forward.The study was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Its objectives are to help the CH&PA improve access to adequate housing, basic infrastructure and mobility services for low-income populations among others.Owing to garbage pile-ups in Georgetown, clogged drains and trenches and the mere fact that the city is below sea level, almost every time heavy rainfall is experienced, the streets are flooded.last_img read more

Girl was mistakenly hit by gang gunfire, police say

first_imgPICO RIVERA — A 13-year-old girl wounded in a Valentine’s Day shooting was probably the unintended victim of a gang shooting, sheriff’s investigators said Thursday, but no arrests have been made. The unnamed girl was shot in the leg as she and a friend, who was not injured, were walking home from Smith Park at about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday when the shooting occurred in the 5400 block of Rosemead Boulevard, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s officials said. Investigators have few leads in the case and were asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them. “All I know is that she was probably was not the intended victim,” said Sgt. Eric Giambolvo of the sheriffs Pico Rivera Station. “There’s not a whole lot of information. People are afraid to come forward and don’t want to say anything.” For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daiy News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul ruled out for season

first_imgNewcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury, the club have confirmed.Assessments have revealed the 27-year-old ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Holland’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Kazakhstan on Saturday.A club statement added that Krul will now return to Tyneside for further treatment and rehabilitation.The news is a serious blow for Magpies manager Steve McClaren, who is already without second-choice keeper Karl Darlow due to a foot injury.The statement added: “Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery.”Krul suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly on the artificial surface and was forced off after 81 minutes of Holland’s 2-1 win at the Astana Arena. Krul produced 14 saves in one month in some heroic performances for Newcastle 1last_img read more

Liverpool defender move, Mourinho bid (not Pogba), Arsenal deal and more news

first_img1 Here is a selection of stories from Sunday’s newspapers..Jurgen Klopp has been in contact with Barcelona over centre-back Jeremy Mathieu. (Sun on Sunday)Chelsea want to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, following their successful capture of N’Golo Kante from the Premier League champions. (Sunday Express)Jose Mourinho wants to bring Fabinho to Old Trafford from Monaco, with a fee of £22m being suggested. (Sun on Sunday)Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan to join Celtic on loan, but the Reds aren’t keen. (Liverpool Echo)Ronald Koeman wants sign Wilfried Bony as part of a £50m swap deal involving John Stones moving to Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)West Ham are pondering a move for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, although the Spanish club want £67m for the player, who starred at the 2014 World Cup. (Marca)Nemanja Matic could leave Chelsea for Juventus. (ESPN)Leicester’s head of recruitment and assistant manager Steve Walsh could join Everton as the club’s ‘sporting director’. (Sunday Telegraph)Villarreal want Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo on loan. (Mail on Sunday)Jesse Lingard is in talks with Man United over a new £40,000-a-week deal. (Sunday Mirror)Bayern Munich are interested in signing Laurent Koscielny from Arsenal. (Sunday Express)Alan Pardew wants to bring Moussa Sissoko to Crystal Palace from Newcastle. (Sunday People) Scroll down for today’s paper round up last_img read more

Beginning the ASCENT to make Donegal an even more beautiful place

first_imgASCENT, a new innovative project to collectively address the environmental challenges facing seven northern European upland areas, will be officially launched by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey this Thursday.This event will take place in the Dunlewey Community Centre, in the shadows of the iconic Errigal mountain, which is one of the pilot sites chosen for this project.Unregulated access to upland sites and natural erosion has meant that some areas of natural beauty have experienced degradation, loss of unique bio-diversity and bio-resources. In response, the ASCENT project, an acronym for ‘Apply Skills and Conserve our Environment with New Tools’ sets out to develop management plans and implement innovative measure that will address future economic and environmental sustainability.Auringon nousu, Kokalmus, FinlandCharles Sweeney Project Manager for ASCENT explains that ‘the key objectives are to undertake international learning and to transfer that collective knowledge across the partner regions, in an effort to design practical solutions and to trial new initiatives and concepts for sustainable environmental management’.The three year project involves Donegal County Council as lead partner, working collaboratively with Metsáhallitus Park and Wildlife in Finland, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and the Mourne Trust in Northern Ireland, Hordaland County Council in Norway, and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland and associated partners including Údarás na Gaeltachta, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, Mossfellsbaer Municipality and Skaftárhreppur.Liam Ward, Director of Community, Enterprise and Planning Control in Donegal County Council welcomed the funding from Interreg VB Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (2014-2020) with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for this significant project. He added that ‘the landscape quality of our mountain areas must be maintained and conserved and in bringing together all of the stakeholders, project partners and engaging with our local communities ASCENT will make a very positive contribution towards the sustainable management of our upland areas’.Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.To coincide with the project launch, visiting delegates from Iceland, Finland, Norway and Northern Ireland will participate in the inaugural steering committee meeting on the 19th October in County Donegal.For more information on ASCENT visit http://www.interreg-npa.eu/projects/funded-projects/project/157/Beginning the ASCENT to make Donegal an even more beautiful place was last modified: October 17th, 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilSCENTlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KELLOGGS CUL CAMP COMING TO RED HUGHS

first_imgRed Hughs Notes 23/06/2013Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Terence McDaid, Dolores Geary and Daithi Coyle Doherty won €20 each in Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn were 6,1,4,8,2,7,5,3. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,550. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 29th June – Joe Sweeney, 6th July – Charlie Doherty, 13th July – Bernard Devine and 20th July – Cathal Doherty. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Odhrán Doherty, Edenoughill who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Seniors & ReservesBoth teams faced Fanad Gaels on Saturday and it was a successful evening with both teams having good wins. The reserve game was a good contest and a strong first half meant the lads lead by six points at the break. Despite a comeback from the visitors they held on for a good win. Final score: Red Hughs 1-10 Fanad Gaels 1-7. Pauric McMenamin got the crucial goal with Brendan O’Brien and Christopher Bonner in good scoring form and Michael Sweeney also getting a point.The seniors returned to form in style getting off to a flying start in their game with Martin Bonner finding the net after three minutes. The lads built on this good start and led at the break 1-5 to 0-1. The second half continued in similar fashion with the lads never letting Fanad find a foothold in the game and when Calvin Bradley scored the second goal it put ten points between the sides. The lads won out in the end on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-3 with Damien Browne, Eugene Browne and Gary Kelly also the scoresheet. An excellent all round team performance from the lads with all the scores bar one coming from play. Both teams are in championship action this weekend – the seniors are fixed to play Moville at home in the 1st round 1st leg of the Junior ‘A’ this Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm. The reserves are due to play Ardara away in the Junior ‘B’ with the day and time of this game not confirmed at the time of writing. All come out to support the teams in these important games.Senior LadiesThe senior ladies played away to Gweedore last week and put up a good display against a strong Gweedore side just losing by a few points in the end. Despite losing the game the girls are showing a great improvement in the performances and the hard work at training is starting to show.Minor BoardWell done to the U10 boys and girls who took part in the blitz on Friday last in Downings. There will be a report on the U14 boys recent game against Downings in next weeks notes.The U16 boys begin their league campaign away to Glenswilly this Friday 28th June at 7.00pm.Kelloggs Cúl CampThe Kelloggs Cúl Camp is on at the Red Hughs pitch from 15th-19th July.The camp runs from Monday to Friday from 10am-2.30pm. Price is €55 for 1st child, €45 for 2nd child and €40 for 3rd child. Contact number (086) 1635726. Donegal V DownWell done to the Donegal senior team on their victory over Down on Sunday to reach the Ulster Final.GAA NEWS: KELLOGGS CUL CAMP COMING TO RED HUGHS was last modified: June 24th, 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:GAA NEWS: KELLOGGS CUL CAMP COMING TO RED HUGHSlast_img read more