Scorpions aim to keep Hurricanes on the floor

first_imgMuch will be at stake when Jamaica Scorpions play away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua in the sixth round of the WICB First-Class Championship, starting today.Campaigning at different ends of the points table, the Scorpions, on 53 points, will be looking to move a step closer to the top two, Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride.The Jaguars, on 85 points, lead the championship, while the Pride are second on 63.The Leewards, in the meanwhile, have lost all five fixtures to date and are lurking at the bottom on 13 points. The Windward Islands Volcanoes are fifth on 29 points, with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force fourth on 37.PRODUCING BETTER RESULTS”If we want to make a run for the title, we have to start producing better results, starting with the Leewards,” stated Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr.”They are down, and we need to keep them down by not only winning, but getting as much bonus points as possible.”With a three-win, two-loss record, the Scorpions will be hoping that the addition of batsmen Jermaine Blackwood, Kirk Edwards and Shacaya Thomas will add much strength to their batting, which has struggled all season.Blackwood missed the team’s first five matches due to West Indies duties, Edwards is making a return after missing their fifth round due to injury, while Thomas has been included for the first time this season.”We have strengthened our batting with the addition of (Jermaine) Blackwood and the return of Kirk (Edwards), and we’re looking for better totals,” said Palmer Jr.”This is in addition to our bowling unit, which we will be looking to for continued good showings.”The team’s bowling will be led by West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and sidelined spinner Nikita Miller.As for the Hurricanes, who will be captained for the first time by Jamaica’s Nkrumah Bonner, they are hoping that this change, as well as an extended training camp, will make them stronger.”Jamaica is a good team, but we are playing at home and hope to use this to our advantage,” said Bonner.”We have players with talent, but have been struggling with the basics, and if we can correct that, we should be very competitive.”In addition to Bonner, their leading run-getter, the Leewards are expected to bank on discarded West Indies pacer Gavin Tonge, former captain and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton, as well as promising young batsman Orlando Peters.last_img read more

2nd annual Clayton Askoty Slo-Pitch Tournament a positive step towards helping children in sports

first_imgClayton’s sister, Valerie Askoty, says the money raised will help parents keep their children involved in sports when they otherwise may not be able to.“We’re starting a Clayton Askoty Youth Foundation, and it’s to raise funds for families that cannot afford to send their kids to sporting events,” Askoty explains. “We’re starting this foundation because my brother was an avid believer in getting the kids out there involved in sports and socializing.”Clayton Askoty passed away unexpectedly a year and a half ago, and the tournament is held in his memory because of the love he had for sports.- Advertisement -Valerie says her brother was someone who was very generous and often helped youth, without looking for recognition. “The one thing a lot of people do not know about him is… a lot of the families couldn’t afford to take their kids to see baseball tournaments and get involved in it, so he started his own team,” she says. “He took the kids out and drove them to Fort Nelson so they could be involved in tournaments, and that was one thing as his sister I didn’t even know until about a couple of months after he passed: that he was using his own money to take the kids out.”The family is hopeful to have the Clayton Askoty Youth Foundation up and running in six months time. An exact figure on the money raised over the weekend won’t be available until later in the week.Advertisementlast_img read more

Deadly crash near Baytree

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca Staff One man is dead following an accident near the BC and Alberta border.- Advertisement -The Spirit River RCMP say a truck hauling oilfield equipment, made a left hand turn off Highway 49 near Baytree when a westbound motorcycle hit the trailer.The driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital in Dawson Creek Friday morning and later died from his injuries.  At this time the RCMP have not released any further information about the crash.last_img

Montebello PD goes online

first_imgMONTEBELLO – The Montebello Police Department recently went online with a new state-of-the-art computerized reporting system to direct more officers to the streets instead of taking down reports for certain crimes. People can report crimes using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System such as lost property, vehicle burglary, identity theft, harassing phone calls, theft, vandalism, hit and run and vehicle tampering from by accessing the city’s Web site. “This is cutting edge police work,” said Capt. Greg Wilsey, who heads the new system. 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

Carson deputy arrested in sting

first_imgCarlos, a deputy for seven years assigned to the Carson station, has a right to appeal. During his Internet chat, he arranged to meet the child “for the purposes of lewd or sexual acts,” Ishii said. Investigators did not know Carlos was a sheriff’s deputy until after his arrest, Ishii said. Carlos was arrested and released on bail. The Sheriff’s Department immediately placed him on paid administrative leave, Whitmore said. The District Attorney’s Office’s Justice System Integrity Division is reviewing the matter to determine whether charges will be filed. Whitmore said the Sheriff’s Department does not usually begin its own internal affairs investigations until the district attorney has filed criminal charges. Like any citizen, law enforcement officers are not required to talk with police investigators when suspected in a crime. They are, however, mandated to speak in internal investigations. Once Baca saw the video, however, he initiated the investigation, concluding it Thursday, Whitmore said. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Carson sheriff’s deputy was arrested during an Internet child predator sting in Hawthorne, police revealed Thursday. Joseph Carlos, 31, was taken into custody during the operation conducted in March and April, Hawthorne police Lt. Mike Ishii said. Sheriff Lee Baca moved Thursday night to fire Carlos, Baca’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. Carlos allegedly arrived March 31 in Hawthorne to meet with a 13-year-old girl he met in an Internet chat room. But the child actually was an undercover law enforcement officer working with the South Bay Internet Predator Task Force, a conglomeration of officers from Hawthorne, Palos Verdes Estates, Gardena, Culver City, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo and Inglewood, Ishii said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre No information about the sting was revealed after the operation, apparently because it was filmed for a Court TV special set to air soon. Fifteen men were arrested during the operation conducted March 21 to April 7, Ishii said. Baca on Wednesday watched video of Carlos’ arrest and immediately opened his own department’s investigation, Whitmore said. The sheriff sent a letter Thursday to Carlos “that will indicate it is our intent to terminate him,” Whitmore said. “The sheriff wants this thing wrapped up,” he said. last_img read more

HUGE UPSURGE IN LANDLORDS BEING VISITED BY REVENUE INSPECTORS – TAX EXPERT

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: There has been a huge upsurge in the number of landlords across Donegal being visited by the Revenue Commission, a leading tax consultant has revealed.Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic in Letterkenny said the Revenue are targeting people with second homes to see they are tax compliant.Mr Coll said he has been inundated with queries by worried homeowners. “These landlords have either been contacted by the Revenue directly regarding their rental properties and non-declared rental income or have decided to get their affairs in order before the inevitable letter from the Revenue arrives,” he said.Michael says “that during the boom years many people bought second properties in Ireland and abroad that are now generating a rental income which they are obliged to declare on an annual Tax Return.”But he said people with second homes should not be worried about contacting the Revenue.He said “On a positive note there are many allowable expenses that can help reduce any potential tax bill such as, mortgage interest, insurance, repairs & maintenance etc.” Those worried about becoming tax compliant on a second home or a rental property can log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie who also have offices at 40 Port Road in Letterkenny.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content and Ideas including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily HUGE UPSURGE IN LANDLORDS BEING VISITED BY REVENUE INSPECTORS – TAX EXPERT was last modified: November 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:landlordsMichael CollRevenuewww.thetaxclinic.ielast_img read more

Which Donegal retailers made it through to final of Ireland’s Retailer Awards?

first_imgThe winners of Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2016 will be announced at a special ceremony next Thursday in the luxurious Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The awards will be hosted by presenter Gráinne Seoige.Impressively, five Donegal retailers have made the cut in this extremely competitive competition by blowing judges away with their high level of customer service and attention to detail.The nominations are… Glenties Services, Top / Gala have got through to the finals in the Newcomer of the Year category along with McGettigan’s Applegreen of Lifford. Doherty’s Topaz in Muff is in the finals for the Forecourt Category 2 with 1101-1750 square foot category.The Mace Dry Arch Complex in Letterkenny is one of the leaders as a best site with a license to sell alcohol, along with Topin’s Topaz in Letterkenny.Annette and Eddie Tobin won Ireland’s Overall Top Convenience Store last year – can they do it again this year?Tobin’s has also been nominated for the overall Best Forecourt Facilities award!Well done to all and good luck! Which Donegal retailers made it through to final of Ireland’s Retailer Awards? was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:2016double tree hilton hotelEDDIE TOBINGrainne SeoigeIreland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards 2016retailer awardstobins letterkennylast_img read more

20 strikers the stats say we should be watching – Europe’s best from last season

first_img 20 20 20 20 15. Diego Costa (Chelsea) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.41 for the 2016/17 season 20 20 19. Steve Mounie (Montpellier) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.35 for the 2016/17 season 16. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.40 for the 2016/17 season 17. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.39 for the 2016/17 season 8. Radamel Falcao (Monaco) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.63 for the 2016/17 season There could be a scramble for Europe’s top strikers in this summer’s transfer window.We’re likely to see Chelsea and Manchester United battle for a new centre forward, but they won’t be alone in their pursuit.So who should managers be considering a bid for in the market?We’ve looked at Dream Team stats to find out who top 20 strikers in Europe were over the past season – scroll through the gallery above to check out who features.Players featured made a minimum of 20 appearances in the 2016/17 season. 13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.46 for the 2016/17 season 18. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.36 for the 2016/17 season 4. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.83 for the 2016/17 season 20 20 7. Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyonnaise) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.68 for the 2016/17 season 20 20 11. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.54 for the 2016/17 season 14. Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.43 for the 2016/17 season 10. Max Kruse (Werder Bremen) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.58 for the 2016/17 season 2. Edin Dzeko (Roma) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.89 for the 2016/17 season 9. Andrea Belotti (Torino) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.61 for the 2016/17 season 20 20 1. Dries Mertens (Napoli) recorded a Dream Team rating of 8.13 for the 2016/17 season 12. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.51 for the 2016/17 season 20 20 20 5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.71 for the 2016/17 season 20 20 20 3. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.86 for the 2016/17 season 20. Anthony Modeste (Cologne) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.34 for the 2016/17 season – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at the top 20 strikers according to the stats 20 6. Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) recorded a Dream Team rating of 7.70 for the 2016/17 season 20last_img read more

DONEGAL FANS GET CHANCE TO WIN AN ALL-IRELAND TICKET – AT POKER!

first_imgFANCY getting your hands on a an All-Ireland Final ticket using your poker face?Players and coaches at St Eunan’s GAA club in Letterkenny are warming up for the big match by hosting a Texas Hold’Em night at the club house this evening.Start time 8:15 for 8.30…20 euro entry with a ten euro rebuy. Poker players will be invited to take part in a raffle – with a first prize of a single ticket for Hill 16 for Sunday! DONEGAL FANS GET CHANCE TO WIN AN ALL-IRELAND TICKET – AT POKER! was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS MINORS DEFEATED BY CLASSY CONVOY

first_imgMac Cumhaills GAA News:Donegal/Kerry National Football League:Hard luck to the Donegal team in their defeat to Kerry in Tralee on Sunday. Good luck to Marty, Rory and all the team in the next game in 2 weeks. Donegal/Down National Hurling League:Hard luck to the Donegal hurling team and the representatives from the club in their away defeat to Down on Sunday in the Allianz Hurling League. Best of luck in the next game lads.Donegal/Cavan U-21 Ulster Championship:Donegal host Cavan in the U21 Ulster Championship on Wednesday night. We are asking anyone who is in a position to steward or help out on the night to get in contact. Minor Result:Result: Sean MacCumhaills 2-03 Convoy 4-10The minor’s second game of the season and first home game was played in perfect conditions on Saturday morning. Unfortunately for the home team, neighbours St. Mary’s (Convoy) overpowered Mac Cumhaills and in fairness were well deserving of their win. We went 41 minutes, between 2 halves of football without a score from play and at this level which can be very unforgiving. The pitch was a credit to the ground staff and the use of main dressing rooms was appreciated. All the players showed great effort and enthusiasm.Best for MacCumhaills were A. Lynch A. Dullaghan, F. Griffin, C. Dunnion and C. Wong who made some fine saves.MacCumhaills Scorers – C.Dunnion (1-1), E. McDermott (1-0), N. Gavigan (0-1), A. Lynch (0-1) Coaching Officers:The club are currently seeking people to fill the roles of Football and Hurling coaching officers within the club. Can anyone interested in these positions please contact Minor Board Secretary Bryan Cannon on 087 623 6599.Cash for Clubs:To all club members, “Cash for Clubs” run by Topaz is currently offering up to €200,000 in prize draws for local sports clubs. You will earn one stamp for each fuel transaction with a minimum value of €40. When you have collected 5 stamps you can send your Cash for Clubs card to any club executive member who will forward the completed card on to Topaz to be entered into the draw. The unique number you need to put on the card is 10723. Also, please keep any receipts for fuel bought when also stamped. Registration:The Club will host a FINAL Registration evening on Saturday the 21st of March, 2015 in the Clubhouse from 4pm – 6pm. The rates are as follows: Juvenile/student is €20, Adult is €30 and family membership is €80 (2 adults and 2+ children). Please note that anyone intending to play this year must register before the 31st of March. Anyone who is not registered will not be permitted to train or play for insurance purposes. Non-playing members also need to be registered before this date to enable them to have voting rights at the club’s AGM and to be considered for tickets for Donegal’s up-coming championship games. Any queries regarding this, contact club registrar, Stephen Lynch on 087 414 7764.Club Lotto:The club are asking for people to help out by selling lotto’s. This would involve helping to sell 1 week out of every 7 or 8 depending on the amount of teams formed. This is an important source of funding for the club and a great way to help get involved with your club. All help available would be greatly appreciated. If interested please contact Terry O’Reilly on 086 609 5347.Lotto Results:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 25, 26 and 30. There was 1 match 3 winner. Brendan McFeeley wins €150. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,200. Stephen Lynch’s team is selling next week. If you’re not in you can’t win!Bingo:The Bingo is back in the Jackson’s Hotel on Sunday nights with an 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All are very welcome.Training Schedule:New players to all teams are more than welcome. If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on Facebook or sent via text.Under-6 training is on Wednesday in St Columba’s School Hall, at 6.00pm, all boys and girls are welcome who were born after the 1st of January 2009. Training will cost 2 Euro every night, and all players must have their membership paid also. Any parents interested in helping out contact Mark on 087 918 2877 as any help would be much appreciated.Under-8 training starts Wednesday the 11th of March at the club at 6.00pm, all boys and girls are welcome. Training will cost 2 Euro every night, and all players must have their membership paid also. Please bring gum shield and water bottle.U-10 football for boys and girls is on a Wednesday at 6.00pm. Please bring €2, gum shield and water.U-12 boy’s football is on a Wednesday at 7.00pm.The U-14s boys will be starting back in the next few weeks.U-16 boy’s football is on Friday 6.30 to 7.30pm.U-8 & U-10 Hurling 1pm to 2pm on Sunday.U-12 Hurling from 12.00 to 1.00pm on Sunday.U-14 & U-16 Hurling on a Monday from 7.00 to 8.00.The U-12 girl’s football starts back on the 10th of March from 6.00 to 7.00pm.The U-14 girl’s football is on a Tuesday from 6.30 to 7.30pm.The U-16 and Minor Girl’s Football is on Thursday from 7.00 to 8.00pm.The U-12, U-14 and U-16 Girls camogie is on a Monday at 4.30 to 6.00pm and a Friday from 5.30 to 7.00pm.Club Shop:The club shop will be open on a Wednesday from 5.45 to 7.15. The club stocks a large amount of club-crested shorts, gloves, bags and bottles and a limited number of club crested O’Neills half-zip tops.Steward Bibs:Can anyone in possession of a club steward’s bib return to the club as soon as possible.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS MINORS DEFEATED BY CLASSY CONVOY was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more