CRICKET: Four Jamaicans in WI T20 squad

first_img    The World T20 champions will play the series-opener against the visitors on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados. From there the series moves to Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. All matches will start at 11:30 a.m. (Jamaica time).    Full squad:  Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard,  Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons,  Jerome Taylor,  Chadwick Walton and Kesrick Williams. Match schedule March 26: 1st T20 International  – Kensington Oval, Barbados March 30: 2nd T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad April 1: 3rd T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval  April 2: 4th T20 International – Queen’s Park Oval Jamaicans Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton and Jerome Taylor have been named in a 13-man West Indies squad for the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan.last_img read more

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Jio Jalalon regaining his old form for Hotshots

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You know how good Kiefer is even before. And I knew that coming to the PBA, he won’t have much problems adjusting. Even in Gilas, he’s been playing well,” he said.The sophomore Jalalon and rookie Ravena clashed on Sunday when Magnolia and NLEX met, and just as expected, the young guns stepped up to the challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena was impressive anew for the Road Warriors, notching a new career-high 31 points with four rebounds and five assists.Jalalon, on the other hand, saved his best for last and uncorked seven of his nine markers in the payoff period. He also posted six boards to help Magnolia fend off NLEX late. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Asked about his duel against Ravena, Jalalon could only smile seeing how his former Gilas teammate is thriving in the pros.“He has really stepped up his game. He has experienced a lot and now that he’s in the PBA, he’s still playing well,” he said. “He doesn’t look like a rookie, and just like what everyone is saying, he really is a super rookie.”The spotlight, however, isn’t just on Ravena alone as Jalalon himself has slowly built his confidence again to earn his way back to coach Chito Victolero’s rotation.“I’m trying to stay positive whenever coach puts me in the game. I’m still trying to get my conditioning back and again, I’m just staying positive,” said Jalalon, who is coming off a knee injury.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCollegiate foes and national team brethrens years ago, Jio Jalalon knows how good Kiefer Ravena is dating back to their collegiate days.That’s why he’s no longer surprised that his close friend didn’t need much time to adjust to the PBA game.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ravena’s career-high not enough to get NLEX back on track Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Accused woman beater remanded

first_imgCurtis Edwards, accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Desmona Taylor on July 8, 2017 after she refused to rekindle a relationship with him, was on Thursday remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly.The Prosecution is contending that because of his abusive behavior, Taylor refused Edwards’s attempts to rekindle the relationship they once shared, and Edwards allegedly pushed her face into a grill gate before he dealt her several lashes about her body with a metal fan.In court on Thursday, Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charge, but Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail being granted Edwards, telling the court in his submissions that the virtual complainant had decided to end the relationship with Edwards because of constant abuse.He added that on July 8, 2017, Taylor went to Edwards’s workplace and told him to leave her alone. Edwards then replied, “I’m not leaving, because I don’t want the relationship to end.”Edwards then allegedly became annoyed and began to use a series of obscenities after threatening to burn Taylor with acid. He then allegedly committed the assault on Taylor.The matter was reported to the Police, but they were unable to locate Edwards. He had allegedly been dodging Police for over eight months before his apprehension.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submissions and remanded Edwards to prison until April 4, when his case would come before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img read more

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Berbice $200M model farm abandoned

first_imgThe state of the $200 M model farm at Fort Wellington, Region FiveThe 35-acre, $200 million model farm at Fort Wellington, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) is a waste of taxpayers’ money according to Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal, who further said that there is nothing to show how the money was spent.Ramphal told Guyana Times that the model farm is in a deplorable state and that nothing of substance was done there.“This land is actually in an abandon stage whereby it is filled with bush and overgrowth. It is clearly showing the wasteful spending of taxpayers’ money,” the Regional Chairman said.To date, he added, there are no records to prove that any produce actually came out of the model farm although Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison had some time back displayed some vegetables he claimed to have been cultivated at the farm.In the past, the land was occupied and operated by farmers until the REO had ordered their removal so that the area could be developed into a model farm, Ramphal said.On October 27, 2016, notices were placed at the entrances to the farms situated at Naarstigheid and Catherine’s Lust, denying the farmers access to their farms.The farmers had occupied 50 acres of land and cultivated primarily cash crops, fruits and reared livestock.However, on January 9, 2018, Morrison stated that the model farm will address land selection, crop cultivation, and principles of crop rotation, as well as waste consolidation but the Chairman held out that it is a political move to get rid of the farmers.However, after almost two years, the Regional Chairman said the money was wasted.“And it is not benefiting a single citizen. Instead of the Government giving this person so much money to spend on a farm to just cultivate some cash crops, we could have used that money to build a state-of-the-art market on that prime residential location there which could have benefited our youths tremendously,” Ramphal noted.Back in 2017 when the idea was first brought to the Region Five RDC, the Council was supposed to give its blessings to the project before it was executed but the RDC never approved it. Nevertheless, the REO went ahead with the project as his own.The crops owned by those farmers were bulldozed and the farmers had asked the RDC to intervene but were told that it was all the REO’s doing without getting approval from the RDC.Several letters were dispatched to Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan and the Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder but the farmers are still awaiting a response.The state of the $200 M model farm at Fort Wellington, Region Fivelast_img read more

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La Ca?ada heading to finals

first_imgWEST LOS ANGELES – Price High School of Los Angeles had won eight consecutive CIF-Southern Section Division V championships and was vying for its first Division III-AA crown as the No. 2 seed. If a dictionary entry was created on Tuesday, the word Malik would be included as an entry for dominance. La Ca ada senior forward Adam Malik scored his team’s first nine points en route to a game-high 25 points to lead the Spartans to what turned into a nerve-wracking 60-57 victory in a Division III-AA semifinal contest Tuesday night at LACES School. In stopping Price’s streak, the Spartans (28-2), who last won a CIF title in 1992, advanced to Saturday’s Division III-AA final against No. 1-ranked Campbell Hall. After Price rolled out to a 6-0 lead to start the game, La Ca ada (27-2) closed out the first quarter on a 9-2 run to grab a 15-9 lead. “They came out six-zero on us, and as soon as my first two free throws went in, I was in the zone and wanted the ball,” said Malik, who also grabbed eight rebounds. La Ca ada took a 29-20 halftime lead behind Malik’s 16 first-half points. “After the first minute and a half, we attacked their zone pretty well, but the biggest key was our three’s,” Hofman said. “Going into this game, we knew we had to shoot the ball outside to beat this team.” La Ca ada hit six 3-points and outscored Price 24-13 in a third quarter capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Darren Ho to increase its advantage to 53-33. “They were pretty big and we needed to spread the court out, and the whole team needed to chip in and create an outside game,” said Tucker Heaton, who hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Price scored the first 15 points in the fourth quarter to cut the Spartans’ once seemingly insurmountable 20-point lead to 53-48 midway through the quarter. “Coach told us at halftime that they we going to make a run and he wanted us to be composed,” Malik said. “They made a comeback, but we pulled it through at the end.” La Ca ada held Price’s 6-foot-8 center Tyreese Bresheres to 11 points, while Hazel added 10. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img With Price (26-5) mounting a comeback, Malik’s layup with 1:42 to play gave La Ca ada a nine-point lead at 58-49. His block on what seemed like a sure layup by Jeremiah Hazel to pull Price within two with 45 second left officially thwarted the Knights’ comeback and stamped the Spartans’ ticket to Honda Center for the championship game. “That was the biggest block in school history, obviously getting us to \,” La Ca ada coach Tom Hofman said. “I thought we played three great quarters, and the last two minutes was OK, but we did get rattled. “We need to get into the gym and work on some composure because we’ve got the best team in the state over the weekend.” Tucker Heaton sank three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points for La Ca ada, while Darren Ho used two 3-pointers to collect eight points. last_img read more

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Clemson extends trend in the `Bowden Bowl’

first_imgFinally, they were told the play stood. Harper, a junior, was a big reason for the celebration. He connected with freshman tight end Brian Linthicum on an 11-yard scoring pass and Aaron Kelly for a 41-yard TD connection as the Tigers took a 21-0 lead less than 17 minutes into the game. In between, tailback James Davis scored on a 29-yard run. Florida State stumbled through a miserable first half, when it managed one first down and 62 yards. Weatherford was under constant pressure and looked lost when he wasn’t. Florida State only crossed midfield once in the first half. The Seminoles found their rhythm in the second half. Antone Smith had a 49-yard run to Clemson’s 1, then followed with the score that drew them to 24-11. Goodman’s TD catch tightened things up even more. But Weatherford and the Seminoles couldn’t sustain the rally. They got to Clemson’s 31 with three minutes left. But Florida State’s junior quarterback threw three incomplete passes and was taken down from behind by defensive lineman Philip Merling. Harper was 14-for-24 passing for 160 yards and no interceptions. Davis gained 102 yards on 18 carries. The victory closed Tommy within a win of his father after the ninth meeting of college football’s best known family feud. Bobby’s Seminoles won the first four games in the series by a combined score of 160-79. Tommy won four of the last five. Texas Tech 49, SMU 9: Even with a whole new set of starting receivers and a practically new offensive line, Texas Tech still has the same old prolific offense. Redshirt freshman Michael Crabtree had touchdown catches of 42, 2 and 1 yards, and Danny Amendola went 49 yards for another score, leading the Red Raiders in Dallas. Quarterback Graham Harrell kept his new targets busy by going 44-for-59 passing for 419 yards and four TDs. His completions were a career best – and he had that mark during the third quarter. He also scored on a 1-yard dive. Harrell, a junior, is Tech’s first incumbent quarterback since Kliff Kingsbury was in charge from 2000-02. His poise helped with the seamless transition for his four new blockers and the receivers who are replacing a trio that caught 504 passes for 7,014 yards in their careers. Harrell went 6-for-6 on the opening drive, then capped it with his TD plunge. His next two TD drives went 95 and 88 yards, and he converted on six of his first eight third-down tries. Crabtree caught 12 passes for 106 yards, and Amendola had 149 yards on 10 receptions. Eric Morris had seven catches for 70 yards. Shannon Woods ran for 45 yards and Tech’s last two touchdowns. SMU’s Justin Willis, the Conference USA freshman of the year last season, was 15-for-33 for 138 yards with two interceptions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead, it was Harper and the Tigers who came out throwing to take a 21-0 lead before the game was 17 minutes old – and bring their coach, Tommy, his third straight win over father Bobby’s Seminoles. Florida State rallied from 24-3 down in the second half. When Drew Weatherford hit Richard Goodman for a 15-yard TD pass with 11:40 left, the Seminoles trailed by six. Weatherford and the Seminoles got the ball back three more times after that, but could not score. “It looked like stage fright,” Bobby Bowden said. “We were running a new offense, but I thought we grasped it better than that. We were bad.” Clemson fans rushed the field and the collapsible goal posts came down after Weatherford’s final pass fell to the ground. But officials chose to review the play, moving orange-clad fans out of the way. From news services Florida State’s new offense still needs a lot of work. Its defense could use a tune-up, too, after first-time starter Cullen Harper threw two touchdown passes to lead Clemson to a 24-18 victory over No. 19 Florida State in their season opener Monday night at Clemson. This was supposed to be a retooled Florida State attack with first-year offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher bringing the flash back to the Seminoles in the latest version of the father-son Bowden Bowl. last_img read more

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ATTACKER DESCRIBED AS THE ‘PERFECT PREDATOR’ AFTER VICIOUS ASSAULT

first_imgA man was described as the ‘perfect predator’ in court after he was found guilty of viciously attacking another man for no reason.Charles McFadden head-butted his victim before kicking him in the head before slipping back into a crowded bar.McFadden, 45, was drinking in the Gweedore Bar in Falcarragh on March 17th, St Patrick’s Night last year when he spotted Paul McGinley. He summoned McGinley over to him in the bar but when McGinley called over, McFadden lunged at him and viciously assaulted him.Mr McGinley told Letterkenny District Court he had never met McFadden before the incident and didn’t know him.He said he was left in shock and had to receive hospital treatment for facial injuries.Directly after the incident McFadden was escorted form the premises for his own safety through the kitchen as Mr McGinley’s friends were looking for him.Giving evidence, McFadden of Moyra, Falcarragh, who was facing a Section 3 Assault charge, said it was Mr McGinley who was staring at him and initially pushed him first.However Mr McGinley said it was he who was set upon.“I thought he had broken my nose. I felt gritty bits in my mouth. I looked upwards and he was gone – he was the perfect predator.“He ambushed me and then moved back in as if nothing had happened. It was like a professional attack,” he said.After hearing the evidence from both men, Judge Conal Gibbons said he had no doubt that it was McFadden who started the incident.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said McFadden had never been in trouble in his life and was a good stepfather to five children.He had worked in the construction industry all over the country and in the UK but work had dried up.He said his client had never been in trouble and still can’t believe he had used his head on the night in question and had never been involved in such behaviour.Mr Gallagher pleaded with Judge Gibbons to consider having a probation report done on McFadden and not to send him to jail.He said he had plenty to offer the community by means of community service never-mind the expense of sending him to prison.However Judge Gibbons said he was seriously thinking about a prison sentence in the case.He said Mr McGinley could have been even more seriously injured.“He was downed and sent back by this attack. His head was seriously injured and thank God it wasn’t worse. We do know of cases where worse outcomes have occurred and that is tragic. I’m sure he and his family are thankful but it’s no thanks to your client,” said Judge Gibbons.He added that he was not making any promises and that he saw the assault as “most sinister.”He adjourned the case until July and warned that “all options are on the table.”ATTACKER DESCRIBED AS THE ‘PERFECT PREDATOR’ AFTER VICIOUS ASSAULT was last modified: April 19th, 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:assaultCharles McFaddenFalcarraghGweedore BarPaul McGinleylast_img read more

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Andrea Radrizzani confirms buy out of Leeds will be complete ‘within 10 days’

first_img1 Andrea Radrizzani will soon own 100 per cent of Leeds United Leeds co-owner Andrea Radrizzani said he expects to complete his 100 per cent buy out at Elland Road within the next fortnight.Radrizzani, 42, who already owns 50 per cent of the club’s shares, has been in talks with Massimo Cellino over taking full control and told Sardinian newspaper Corriere della Sera the deal will be completed within two weeks.“Within 10 days, at most two weeks, Leeds will be 100 per cent (mine),” Radrizzani told the Sardinian newspaper.Leeds confirmed last week that talks between the two parties were “on-going and positive”, while it has also been reported that Cellino will purchase Serie B club Brescia once he has severed all ties with Leeds.Italian businessman Radrizzani, bought a 50 per cent stake in Leeds through his company Aser Group Holding in January.It was widely reported then that Radrizzani would have the option of completing a 100 per cent takeover at the end of the season if Leeds failed to win promotion.Radrizzani appointed former Real Madrid director of strategy Ivan Bravo to the board at Elland Road at the end of last month.Former Cagliari owner Cellino bought a 75 per cent stake in Leeds from previous owners Gulf Finance House in 2014 before acquiring full control in September last year.last_img read more

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Liverpool transfer news: Barcelona plot shock January swoop for Reds defender

first_imgHis contract at Anfield is up in the summer and he is expected to leave with Andrew Robertson the club’s current first choice at left-back.And now it has been suggested that Barcelona may attempt to complete a cut-price move for a home-grown player and land him when the January transfer window opens.The Nou Camp club are also looking at Lyon star Ferland Mendy along with Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya and Bayern Munich’s Juan Bernat, is on a three-man shortlist of potential targets.And Barca may offer Liverpool the chance to sell Moreno when the window opens which would mean the 26-year-old would not walk away for nothing in the summer. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED REVEALED REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow REVEALED Liverpool are set to be the subject of a shock January transfer raid from Barcelona, according to El Mundo Deportivo.The Spanish giants are keen to improve in key areas and are looking for a new left-back with Jordi Alba possibly on the way out and on their radar is Reds star Alberto Moreno. Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno in action against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more

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Budget includes incarceration reimbursement

first_img 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 President George W. Bush proposed in his 2006 budget entirely eliminating money for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. Lawmakers working on a bill to fund Commerce, Justice and Science programs added it back in. The bill is expected to be approved by the full House and Senate later this month. The $405 million compares to $305 million for the program in 2005; $297 million in 2004; and $250 million in 2003, Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office said. California generally gets about 40 percent of the money. “This funding goes a long way toward ensuring that the federal government lives up to its responsibility to pay for incarcerating these individuals. But there is no question that far more funding is needed,” Feinstein said. WASHINGTON – In welcome news for California, House and Senate budget writers agreed Friday to commit $405 million in 2006 to reimbursing states for jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes. It would be the largest amount spent on the program in four years. California lawmakers applauded the news, even though the state still will not get enough to cover the costs of prison time for illegal immigrants. “Our state bears the heavy financial burden of incarcerating illegal immigrants, even though stopping immigration is a federal responsibility,” said Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora. “This increased funding will help local and state law enforcement cover these costs.” State officials estimate that paying to incarcerate illegal immigrants who commit crimes now costs California more than $750 million a year. In years past the state has been reimbursed less than 25 percent the amount it has spent on jailing the aliens. last_img read more

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