UNDER-15 action continued over the weekend in Berbice as the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Inter Zone competition gained momentum at two venues across the county.At the Port Mourant Community Centre in Berbice, Upper /Central Corentyne defeated Western Berbice by 19 runs in a closely contested match. Batting first, the Upper Corentyne batsmen rattled up 243 for 9 from their 50 overs. Among the runs for Upper Corentyne was their captain, Jonathon Rampersaud who hit a magnificent 72, while Mahendra Gopilall contributed 48.Bowling for Western Berbice, B. Lakeram took 3 wickets for 66 runs, S. Roopnarine 3 for 57 while D. Joseph took 2 for 47.In their reply, Western Berbice fell short of their target by 19 runs. D. Joseph and S Shaffie scored 44 and 32 runs, respectively. Batsmen D. Miller made 21 while S. Roopnarine contributed 16 and A. Alexander 28.Bowling for the Upper Corentyne, J. Rampersaud took 4 for 57, M. Pottaya 3 for 49, and J. Sandia 2 for 31.Over at the Albion Community Centre ground, New Amsterdam/Canje defeated Lower Corentyne by a massive 225 runs in their game. Batting first, NA/Canje scored 255 with Zeynol Ramsammy scoring 89, Tomane Caesar, 77 and Avishkar Persaud, 21.Bowling for Lower Corentyne, Leon Cecil, P. Gamesh, R. Goderdhan and T. Mahnal took one wicket each.In their reply, Lower Corentyne were bowled out for 30 runs in 11 overs. J. Persaud took 6 wickets while Niquan Samuels took 2.With two wins, Upper Corentyne is leading the points table, while Western Berbice and NA/Canje are tied on one win each.Lower Corentyne have lost both of their matches and will look to defeat Upper Corentyne in their final match to save face.The competition continues on Saturday. Western Berbice will battle New Amsterdam/Canje at the Blairmont Community Centre, while Lower Corentyne will engage Upper Corentyne at the Jai Hind ground in Albion.
Nigeria is now placed fourth in Africa and retains her 44th spot in the world with 1,427 points, as against October’s 1,431 points, in the FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings released on Thursday.Tunisia who led the continent’s teams in the last rankings dropped to second place behind Senegal, with the North Africans dropping four places to 26th in the world with 1,493 points.Senegal now top the CAF teams with 1,505 points and places 23rd in the world. Morocco rests in third place, with Congo DR in fifth, after garnering 1,440 and 1420 points as world 40th and 49th respectively.Belgium, France and Brazil remain unchanged as the highest ranked with 1,727, 1,727 and 1,676 points respectively.According to a report on the FIFA website, defeats for the leading duo in the UEFA Nations League resulted in both dropping six ranking points.Brazil , though still 50 points behind France, added seven after wins over Uruguay, who is seventh-ranked and 55th-placed Cameroon.Meanwhile, the big climbers include African quintet of Mozambique (117th, up 5), Angola (125th, up 5), Sudan (127th, up 8), Comoros (143rd, up 5) and Gambia (166th, up 7).The rise of Kosovo (131st, up 6) was also notable as it took them to their highest ranking position till date.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on Dec. 20.(NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Wellington Heat has started things up again in year 2 at Sellers Park. What’s your view? I am so excited that NBC Baseball is in Wellington. They are great for the town. I like the fact they are here, but I have yet to see them play. I have my reservations of them being here. I have no opinion either way. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down trphilippi · 323 weeks ago I am truly glad they came to Wellington. It is about time Wellington gets something to see.I really love baseball and this team is great. So far we have won 5 out of 5 games this year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down VOTE NO SKLBOND · 323 weeks ago I am excited about the new year and this group of guys look unstoppable. Keep on rocking the ball park HEAT. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Just me · 323 weeks ago Not voting as my answer is not there. Am I right in understanding they will not be back next year? Fill me in Cue… Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down eugene philippi · 323 weeks ago The Heat is here to stay and to deny them community support would be a gross mistake. I am up in my years and have been to every game. I’ve witnessed how well the ballplayers interact with our youth and that is the bottom line. If any of you citizens believe that this community is dying, then you need to attend a ballgame or t wo!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Loading …Follow us on Twitter.
JAPHET TANGANGA has revealed that he was moved to tears on the morning of his Premier League debut for Tottenham.Having only previously featured in the League Cup tie at Colchester back in September, the 20-year-old was thrust into the limelight when Jose Mourinho handed him a shock start against Liverpool last month.3 Jose Mourinho has taken a shine to young defender Japhet TangangaCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Tanganga looked unfazed against LiverpoolCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdAnd despite Spurs’ narrow 1-0 defeat that evening, the England youth international earned praise from pundits for his composed performance against arguably the best team in the world.Despite playing fearlessly, Tanganga has revealed that being thrown into the starting XI moved him to tears on the morning of the match.He told Tottenham’s official matchday programme: “I cried before the Liverpool game, when I made my debut. They were just tears of joy and it was just overwhelming.”I was sitting in my room and it came out but then I was like, ‘come on, fix up, you have a game today’, so I got up, showered and got ready.”I had just been waiting for that moment to get my opportunity, my dad had been waiting for it too and it just hit me.”If you had told me a week before the Liverpool game that I would have been playing, I would have laughed.”Things have changed so much.”Tanganga has been at Spurs since he was ten, and while he has had to remain patient for his chance in the first-team, the youngster has grabbed it by the scruff of the neck.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenham3 The 20-year-old has come up against top quality opposition, including Raheem SterlingCredit: AFP or licensorsLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongSince that Prem debut against Liverpool, he has also featured in subsequent league matches against Watford and Manchester City – as well as FA Cup clashes with Middlesbrough and Southampton.As well as Juan Foyth, one of those that Tanganga appears to have overtaken in the pecking order is club stalwart Jan Vertonghen.The decorated 32-year-old, who has played 307 times for the Lilywhites, was on the verge of tears after being substituted in the 3-2 win over Saints last night – with Mourinho opting to keep Tanganga on the field instead. Southampton boss Hasenhuttl rages at ‘joke’ VAR failure as Tanganga handball goes unchecked in draw with Spurs
New officers to run the Sports Writers Association of Liberia for the next two years were installed last Saturday at an installation program held at the YMCA on Broad Street, Monrovia.Keynote Speaker Mr. Dee Maxwell Kemayah, president of the Liberia Business Association (LIBA), called sports writers to venture outside Monrovia to identify those with talents that could be developed for the country.He said sports provide employment for the youths and therefore the Government of Liberia and private partners should work to ensure a sustainable empowerment for Liberian youths.He meanwhile appealed to the Ministry of Justice to bring to book those involved in the murder of Prince Toby Wleh (Solaris) who was murdered last weekend near his home in Island Clinic.SWAL president Roland Mulbah assured his colleagues of a robust leadership, pointing out that his administration will work to empower its members.—(See Tuesday’s edition for more.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Justice Minister and Attorney General, Cllr. Christiana Tar has resigned her post, alleging that her Ministry, among other things, has been excluded from conducting an independent investigation of allegation of fraud against the National Security Agency (NSA).She also contended that “the landscape of the Liberian Jurisprudence is being transformed in arbitrary and inscrutable ways that make it onerous to conscientiously find the way out” adding, “I cannot be Justice Minister and not supervise the operation of the security agencies under the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).”“If the President asserts that she does not trust the Ministry of Justice to independently investigate allegations of fraud against the National Security Agency (NSA), what is the rule of law?” she wondered.Cllr. Tah made these assertions when she addressed a press conference yesterday at her 9th Street office in Monrovia, returning the Justice Minister post back to the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led administration.Cllr. Tah went on to say: “Cognizant of the President’s rhetoric of commitment to the rule of law,” and adding “my own painstaking efforts to help re-establish the foundations for justice and venerate defining principles such as the separation of powers in our nascent democracy and most importantly the duty of transparency and accountability that we owe Liberians as public servants, I believe that it is unconscionable for me not to resign with immediate effect.” Accordingly, she said she had asked President Sirleaf to accept the reiteration (repetition) of her notice to resign as the Justice Minister.Cllr. Tah disclosed that she first submitted her letter of resignation to the President on March 31, 2104, but that “for reasons best known to her, the President delayed acknowledgment of my letter and ultimately postponed consideration of my prerogative to resign from her cabinet appointment.” “It has become unbearable for me to persevere in name as the dutifully appointed Minister of Justice of the Republic of Liberia, when in reality concrete actions indicate a determination to systematically undermine and gut the portfolio of relevance and effectiveness,” Cllr. Tah said.She observed that the “landscape of the Liberian Jurisprudence is being transformed in arbitrary and inscrutable ways that make it onerous to conscientiously navigate. ““Amidst the prevailing interpretation of the doctrine of separation of powers and the ensuing blurring of the rules and roles of engagement, even within the executive arm of government itself, the investments of national and international stakeholders promoting the rule of law is being eroded by actions that contradict the values that underpin the fabric of our society,” she asserted.It can be recalled that last January, the Supreme Court of Liberia held the Justice Minister in Contempt of Court and barred her from practicing law for six months, rendering her ineffective as Attorney General and Justice Minister after she granted “compassionate leave” to FrontPageAfrica’s Rodney Sieh, in keeping with Section 34.20 read in concert with 34.2(d) of the Criminal Procedure Law, ILCL Revised pursuant to a public hearing on October 21, 2013.Cllr. Tah further disclosed that on July 11, 2014, she formally notified President Sirleaf by letter that she had completed her six-month suspension imposed by the Supreme Court on her license to practice law, “And that the Court had ordered that I resume practice,” Cllr. Tah said.She said President Sirleaf responded immediately, asking her to return to work and indicating that her resignation letter of March 31, 2014 would be discussed at a later date. “Out of deference for the Office of the President and in view of the national security crisis posed by the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, I obliged and continued with my schedule of duties, while in utmost good faith awaiting President Sirleaf’s convenience to ratify my longstanding decision to resign,” Cllr. Tah recounted.She said that while awaiting the follow up discussion with the President about her resignation she was “shocked and dismayed to learn that the Minister of Information, the official spokesperson for the government had issued an eight-page statement which pronounced the parody of justice in the Contempt Proceedings Against Christiana Tah, Minister of Justice and Counselor Beyan D. Howard,” adding “ as a classic example of judicial independence and equality before the law, irrespective of social class.”She said Minister Browne’s statement failed to acknowledge her pending resignation notice and appeared to be aimed at a preemption and/or retaliation of the prerogative to resign, which she sought to exercise nearly four months earlier.She said that she was particularly appalled that the Government chose to give its reaction to her matter with the Supreme Court while the nation was at the height of its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.When asked by her friends and family why she tabled her decision to step down last March and decided to go back to work, she said she told them: “the answer is simple: Love of country!”“I believe that as a public servant my oath of office means that I pledge to deepen our collective learning and institutional growth, even if it entails humbling myself at great personal costs,” she stated, adding that “It is the same public spiritedness that informs my world view which underpins the ethical dilemma that has compelled my decision to unequivocally draw the line beyond which I cannot continue to fill the position of the Minister of Justice in name without the substantive support of the Chief Executive.“This is especially given that my allegiance is first and foremost to our nation. Having relented at retreating at the height of my own personal pain when my hard-earned professional asset was suspended and my credibility called into question, and having deferred to the President when she denied my prerogative to promptly exit her administration, it is with justifiable relief that I inform you that I can no longer continue to struggle to vindicate the portfolio designated for the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Liberia when it is eviscerated and reduced to a pretext to legitimate and perpetrate arbitrary activities and inscrutable practices under the guise of “the rule of law,” Cllr. Tah declared.Resignation AcceptedMeanwhile, the Office of the President late last night issued a statement: “President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received and accepted the resignation of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Christiana Tah. Cllr. Tah tendered in her resignation as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Republic of Liberia on Monday, October 6, 2014 at a meeting with the Liberian President at her Foreign Ministry office earlier today.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FEARS ARE growing that Donegal will be snowbound again this week with up to six inches of snow being forecast for this Thursday – and not enough grit to keep the roads open.More freezing temperatures overnight left many secondary roads dangerous this morning.But it is this Thursday’s forecast which could be devastating for normal life, especially in the run-up to Christmas. The snowstorm due to hit in 48 hours may close schools across the North West. Businesses have already been hit hard by two weeks of the Big Chill, only catching up last weekend when there were record days for many shops.However schools could be closed again this Friday and in to next week if the forecasters have got it right.And for once when it comes to Donegal both the Northern forecasters and the southern forecasters are in agreement that there will be substantial wintry showers this Thursday evening.They will be accompanied by very strong winds and thunder. More of the same is being predicted for Friday – with temperatures of around -6C overnight on Friday.Meanwhile councils across Ireland are appealing to the National Roads Authority for more grit to treat our roads network.There are fears once again that Donegal will be left short – which may mean the council may not grit the roads to later on Saturday and Sunday.SCHOOLS MAY CLOSE THURSDAY/FRIDAY AS SNOW HITS – BUT WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH SALT TO COPE? was last modified: December 14th, 2010 by gregShare 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)
FROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: CELTIC take on Kilmarnock in today’s Scottish League Cup Final at Hampden with manager Neil wanting his players to remember the pain of last year’s League Cup final defeat to Rangers.There are quite a few fans from Co Donegal in Glasgow this weekend and they will add to the unique atmosphere – the game is live on BBC1 Scotland for those of you who didn’t make it.Last year Celtic lost 2-1 to their Old Firm rivals in extra-time at the national stadium which prevented them ultimately winning a cup double. Celtic are strong favourites – but Neil Lennon is warning against complacency.“I can use a lot of games to motivate the players, none more so than the cup final this time last year,” he said.“I think that will be a motivation itself.“But we have our own reasons for winning the cup and hopefully the players will concentrate on that. “Kilmarnock are a good team and Kenny (Shiels) has done remarkably well given some of the players they lost from last season.“I thought he might struggle with (former manager) Mixu Paatelainen leaving and the way they finished the season but they haven’t at all, they have actually improved.“They are in a decent position in the league and they are in a cup final so a lot of credit must go to Kenny and (assistant) Jimmy Nicholl for that.”The Celtic manager has had a rough week, following the death of friend Paul McBride and that ongoing court case involving alleged threats against him.Now he faces the tough task of picking a side. “Unlike the SPL games, we only have five substitutes instead of seven so there will be two berths that won’t be there,” he said.“The majority of the team picks itself and the rest will probably be a little bit of a tactical selection more than anything else.“There will be players disappointed that they won’t be starting the game but the team that starts won’t necessarily be the team that ends the game.”Lennon has left nothing to chance, revealing that his players have been practising penalties in case the match goes all the way. “They were practising on Friday but we are hoping it doesn’t go to that,” he said.“If it does the players will be well prepared for it but it’s all on that moment and how they are feeling themselves – I’m glad I won’t be in that position myself.”* LIVE BBC1 SCOTLAND, KICK-OFF 3PM© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyTHE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON URGES PLAYERS TO LIFT CUP IN TODAY’S FINAL was last modified: March 18th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON URGES PLAYERS TO LIFT CUP IN TODAY’S FINAL