New Zealand qualify for semis

first_imgMOHALI, India (AP): New Zealand stormed into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a 22-run win over former champions Pakistan yesterday, their third successive victory in Group Two. Martin Guptill scored 80 off 48 balls with 10 fours and three sixes in New Zealand’s total of 180-5 and also took three catches as Pakistan failed to build on Sharjeel Khan’s blistering start, finishing on 158-5. Pakistan never got their momentum back after Khan hit 47 off 25 balls with nine fours and a six in an opening stand of 65. He was dismissed in the sixth over, caught by Guptill. Fast bowler Adam Milne (2-26) and left-arm spinner Martin Santner (2-29) led the New Zealand recovery with two wickets each and put Pakistan on the brink of a tournament exit. “On the back of Martin Guptill’s superb knock, the batting unit played their roles truly nicely to get to us to a very good total,” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said. “It was nice to see, in the second innings, our bowlers kept their composure after a tough start and pulled it back nicely.” New Zealand have already beaten tournament favourites India and Australia, while 2009 champions Pakistan have just two points from their victory over Bangladesh after also losing to India. Pakistan, notorious to slip in run-chases, scored nearly half of the required runs in the first 10 overs before their batsmen let the game slip away. Ahmed Shehzad (30), Umar Akmal (24) and captain Shahid Afridi (19), who was dropped off the first ball, couldn’t build any real momentum as New Zealand kept taking wickets in reply. Pakistan also missed the experience of Mohammad Hafeez, who was ruled out of the match due to pain in his right knee. Hafeez’s replacement, Khalid Latif, playing his first T20 international after almost four years, looked out of sorts in his brief stay before holing out in the deep after scoring only three runs. “It was a chaseable total, we played well in the first six overs. But after that, instead of building partnerships, we played too many dot balls,” Afridi said. “Maybe I will play my last game of the career (against Australia) and we should focus on it.”last_img read more

Higuain fires Juventus to 2-1 win

first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP): Gonzalo Higuain scored a record 36 league goals for Napoli last season, and yesterday he scored his first goal against them, helping Juventus to a 2-1 win over his former team. Higuain netted what was to prove the winner in the 70th minute, bursting into the area to fire a loose ball into the bottom right corner. He was engulfed by his teammates, but didn’t celebrate. “I told him he’d score before the match. I was good in reading the future,” fellow goalscorer Leonardo Bonucci, said. “Luckily, this year, he plays for us and decides these kinds of matches.” After a tense first half, Juventus broke the deadlock in the 50th when Napoli failed to defend a Miralem Pjanic corner, and Bonucci volleyed in from close range. Its lead lasted just four minutes before Jose Callejon beat the offside trap to volley in Lorenzo Insigne’s pass to the far post. Serie A leaders Juventus moved five points clear of second-place Roma, who visits Empoli today. Napoli remained fourth, seven points behind the five-time reigning champions. “If we had drawn, Roma probably would have moved level with us tomorrow,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “But now Roma can’t catch us tomorrow, and Napoli are seven points below us.” Tension between the sides increased in the off-season when HiguaÌn moved to Juventus for an Italian record fee of US$99 million after breaking a 66-year-old Serie A goalscoring record. It threatened to boil over toward the end of the first half when a row broke out over a set play as Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina appeared to push Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, but referee Gianluca Rocchi calmed the situation.last_img read more

Copa Airlines, Banks DIH bring Christmas cheer to senior citizens

first_imgThe partnership between COPA Airlines and beverage giant, Banks DIH ltd, brought Christmas cheer to 250 senior citizens living in the East Coast communities of Ogle, Cummings Lodge and Industry.The two companies donated 21 cases of 24-oz ginger beer to the Ogle-Industry-Cummings Lodge Senior Citizens Group as a timely and welcome gift for invitees to the Group’s 65th annual social event for less fortunate persons 65 years of age and older.The companies presented their donation to the Group at a brief handing over ceremony attended by Brand Manager of Non-Alcoholic Malts, Banks DIH, Clayton McKenzie; COPA Airlines staff; and Group representative Marlon McKellar.COPA Airlines and Banks DIH representatives said they were pleased to give meaningful support to this positive and active Group as they brighten the lives of less fortunate senior citizens during the Christmas season.While accepting the companies’ donation, McKellar said, “We would like to express our gratitude to your organisation for assisting us in making this 65th event for our anniversary a success. Thank you very much for your assistance.”On behalf of the donors, Copa Airlines’ Sales Manager, Nadine Oudkerk said the company is pleased to support a cause that would benefit the elderly and less fortunate in society.“Copa Airlines gives back to society in ways that are meaningful. We are pleased to help in whatever way we can to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.“We are also heartened that the Group has been doing its bit to assist the elderly members of the communities it represents. Keep up the good work and we hope that the senior citizens enjoy what has been planned for them.”The senior citizens social activity was held at the Cummings Lodge Secondary School on December 16, at noon.last_img read more

MLB notes: Phillies’ Howard signs 1-year deal

first_img Injury update: Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Kotsay left the team’s Phoenix camp and returned to California to seek medical advice on his troublesome back … New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez can start throwing today as part of his recuperation from October rotator cuff surgery, the team said. Howard made $355,000 last year when he hit .313 with 58 home runs and 149 RBIs. More deals: The Texas Rangers gave three-time All-Star shortstop Michael Young a five-year, $80 million contract extension. It is the second-largest deal in team history, after the 10-year, $252 million Alex Rodriguez got in 2000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img National League MVP Ryan Howard got a raise, but he’s still one of the biggest bargains in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies renewed the first baseman’s contract, giving him a one-year, $900,000 deal after the sides failed to agree on a long-term deal. The figure matches the highest base salary in a one-year contract for a player not eligible for arbitration. In 2003, the St. Louis Cardinals gave slugger Albert Pujols that deal before he started a seven-year, $100 million contract the next season. last_img read more

Kakamega survive Ringa scare, into semis

first_imgThe Green Commandos had a good start when Kevington Machika broke the deadlock heading home from inside the box, but they had to make with some nervous moments after Aaron Nyagaka equalized for the Homabay based side.Nonetheless, Kakamega managed to hold on to the draw to book a semis date with Nairobi’s Dagoretti High School who topped Pool A after playing to a 0-0 draw with Shimba Hills.Kakamega coach Brendan Mwinamo was pleased with the result despite having to work though it under tension with Ringa constantly attacking after going level.“It was a tough match because Ringa is also a very good team and they showed that today. We had some small mistakes and we also failed to take our chances. But the most important thing is that we are through and we will correct our mistakes against Dagoretti,” the tactician noted.St. Anthony finished top of Group B after beating Kathungi 2-0 and they will now meet Olbolosat in the semi-finals after the Central Region team hammered Tarbaj 5-1 to squeeze past Shimba on goal difference.St. Antony players celebrate Geoffrey Onyancha’s goal during the National Secondary School Games tie against Kathungi at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSt. Antony’s were a class above Kathungi and should have won the game by a bigger margin had they been more efficient with their chances.In the 16th minute, Titus Kapchanga had a chance to break the deadlock when he was picked out by a pass from Ian Simiyu but his effort was well saved by the Kathungi keeper for a corner.On the other end, Kathungi’s best chance of the half fell on Suleiman Gudo who went for the spectacular with a volley from distance which was turned behind for a corner by the keeper.At the stroke of half time, St. Antony broke the deadlock. Geoffrey Onyancha scored from the penalty spot after Anthony Karabu handled inside the box.Five minutes into the second half, St. Antony took the game to safe distance with Moses Mudavadi’s well struck freekick from range bouncing infront of the keeper and evading his grasp.Action between St. Antony’s and Kathungi during the National Secondary School Games at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe two goal lead added some shot of confidence into St. Antony’s and they went on attack after attack, keeper Julius Kyalo doing well to thwart. The shot stopper twice had to be at his best to save from James Kibande and Onyancha.Elsewhere, the girls’ tournament will have a new champion after holders Wiyeta were dumped out following a 0-0 draw with Arch Bishop Njenga. The latter went through as group winners having won the opening two games.Kwale Girls who yesterday beat Wiyeta 1-0 progressed after hammering Matuu Girls 10-0 to finish second in the group with six points.For Friday’s semi-finals, Arch Bishop Njenga will square out with Nginda Girls who finished second in the other group while surprise package Kwale will take on Nyanza’s Kobala.Semi final pairings:Boys: Kakamega High School v Dagoretti High School, St. Anthony’s Boys v OlbolosatGirls: Arch Bishop Njenga v Nginda Girls, Kwale Girls v Kobala0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action between Kakamega High School and Ringa Boys during the National Secondary School Games at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 26- Multiple National Secondary School Games boys football champions Kakamega High School survived a scare from Ringa Boys to qualify for the semi-final of this year’s edition despite being held to a 1-1 draw by the Nyanza region representatives in Eldoret on Thursday afternoon.Heading into the last round of group matches at the Hill School, Kakamega needed just a point to progress to the semis while Ringa needed a win to progress to the last four.last_img read more


first_imgNora KellyA WOMAN sued by her own mother and two brothers over lands in Co Donegal has won the right to keep it.Part-time farmer and nurse Nora Kelly had been left lands outside Letterkenny by her late uncle when he died in 2007. After six days of evidence, a judge today delivered a much-anticipated verdict in the case, ruling in favour of Mrs Kelly.Mrs Kelly’s mother Nora Gildea (89) had claimed possession of two fields and a cottage at Correnagh, 5kms from Letterkenny, claiming she was entitled to it as she was a joint tenant of the land with her brother William John Kennedy.Mr Kennedy however left the land in his will to his niece – and Mrs Gildea’s daughter – Nora Kelly when he died in 2007. Mrs Kelly had cared for Mr Kennedy for more than a decade before his death.The land has since been registered in her name.Two of Mrs Kelly’s brothers – Christopher and Daniel – also sued for parts of the property.Christopher wanted all the land left to his sister whilst Daniel sought possession of a shed.Dealing with Christopher Gildea’s claim to two of the folios of land Judge Mary Faherty said she was satisfied that he had never worked the land or had adverse possession of it for a period of 12 years or more.Judge Faherty said Christopher Gildea’s claims to the land “border on audacious.”The judge then dealt with a third piece of land claimed by Christopher Gildea and his mother Nora Gildea in which they claimed to be joint tenants of the land from 1973.Judge Faherty dismissed Nora Gildea’s claim and Christopher Gildea’s claim, saying they had not provided evidence of this.Turning to Dan Gildea’s claim to ownership of a shed, Judge Faherty said she was again satisfied that the shed was used by Mr Kennedy before his death and by Mrs Kelly.She said Dan Gildea never had sole use of the shed, which was a requirement of adverse possession.At earlier hearings the court had heard claims of intimidation by both sides of the family, including an incident in April last year when Mrs Kelly and her daughter Fiona had a confrontation in a field with Christopher Gildea and his brother in law James McMonagle. Each side claimed they were assaulted.In final submissions counsel Peter Nolan, for Mrs Kelly, said the only legitimate owner of the lands were his client.He said it was ‘the height of sexism’ that the Gildeas were seeking Mrs Kelly’s farm but not a piece of property left in the same will to her brother Jack Gildea.Mr Nolan likened the case to the novel ‘The Field’ saying that if author John B Keane were alive ‘he’d be here in Donegal writing about this.’Counsel for the Gildeas insisted they had adverse possession of the lands because they had worked as part of a family enterprise and that William John Kennedy had no right to leave the lands to anyone in his will.Lost the case: 89 yr old Nora Gildea at Letterkenny courthouse todayJudge Mary Faherty took one hour to dismiss the case.In court barrister Peter Nolan for Mrs Kelly applied for all costs in the case.He told Judge Faherty that the Kellys lives had been “nothing short of hell.”He said there was no legal justification for the claims of the Gildeas.Mr Nolan said there was “a mythology in Co Donegal” that each party should bear their own costs, but he said the costs must be awarded against the Gildeas.Sean MacAodha, barrister for Christopher and Daniel Gildea, said the family had been “torn apart” and an award of costs would counter any dim hopes of a reconciliation.Marshall McCloughan, solicitor for Mrs Nora Gildea, said the normal custom “in a genuine case” is that costs would not be awarded in such a case.Dan Gildea: Lost his caseHe said this was tradition and custom “in Donegal for many years.”Mr Nolan countered this was “a complete myth.”He went on: “The Gildeas had no case and it is obvious as the day is long there was no case.“There is no tradition in Donegal that costs should not follow the event.”Mr Nolan also asked for injunctions banning interference by the Gildeas on the lands of his client to be made permanent.He asked for an order to be made clear in particular against Mrs Gildea entering any of the lands owned by Mrs Kelly.Judge Faherty extended and granted the injunctions against Mrs Gildea, her sons and their families and ordered the removal of dogs, “rubbish” and cars from Mrs Kelly’s lands left there by the Gildeas.She said Mrs Kelly and Mrs Gildea should pay their own costs.However he ordered Christopher and Dan Gildea to pay half of Mrs Kelly’s costs.WOMAN SUED BY HER OWN MOTHER IN FARM DISPUTE WINS LANDMARK LEGAL CASE was last modified: June 14th, 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:gildeaKellyland disputeWOMAN SUED BY HER OWN MOTHER IN FARM DISPUTE WINS LANDMARK LEGAL CASElast_img read more

Hillsborough: David Duckenfield charged with 95 counts of manslaughter

first_imgHillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.Sue Hemming, head of the special crime and counter-terrorism division, said Duckenfield has been charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 of the 96 Liverpool FC fans who died at the FA Cup semi-final in 1989 and Bettison is accused of four counts of misconduct in public office.Former South Yorkshire Police officers Donald Denton and Alan Foster, as well as force solicitor Peter Metcalf, are charged with doing acts with intent to pervert the course of justice, and former Sheffield Wednesday secretary Graham Mackrell is charged with three offences relating to health and safety and safety at sports grounds.Ms Hemming said a further file from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on the conduct of West Midlands Police still needs “additional investigative work”.She added: “Additionally, just this week, the IPCC has referred two further suspects which are unconnected to the matters sent to us in January; these subjects are subject to ongoing consideration by the CPS. We will announce our decisions in due course.“The suspects referred to the CPS included individuals and organisations.“Following these thorough investigations and our careful review of the evidence in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, I have decided there is sufficient evidence to charge six individuals with criminal offences.”All the defendants, except Duckenfield, will appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on August 8.Duckenfield was not at home at his bungalow in Ferndown, Dorset, when the charges were announced.Barry Devonside, whose son Christopher, 18, was killed in the disaster, pumped his fist as he emerged from the meeting with the lawyers and other relatives of the 96.He said: “Everybody applauded when it was announced that the most senior police officer on that particular day will have charges presented to him.”A spokesman for Sheffield Wednesday said the club had no comment to make.Current South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Stephen Watson said: “Decisions concerning the bringing of criminal charges are rightly for the CPS.“Given that criminal proceedings are now active, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further for fear of jeopardising this important process in any way.“In all of this however, our thoughts are with the Hillsborough families as we reflect on the appalling tragedy that is Hillsborough with the loss of so many innocent lives”.Assistant Commissioner Rob Beckley, in charge of Operation Resolve, said the decision to prosecute came “after the most detailed and substantial investigation there has ever been into the Hillsborough disaster”.He said: “Our inquiry looked at all aspects of the event, including the planning and the preparation for the game, the safety of the stadium and the response by the emergency services. Our inquiry has seen over 17,000 lines of inquiry and we have taken statements off over 11,000 people, from police officers, spectators, emergency personnel and officials from different organisations.“From our inquiries we referred 12 individuals and three organisations to the CPS for them to consider whether any of these 15 should face criminal action. It was important to us that the CPS were an arbiter of our investigation, applying independent judgment in relation to possible offences.“Operation Resolve will now continue to work with the Crown Prosecution Service and counsel as the case moves on to the next stage and we prepare for legal proceedings.“Our work under the Police Reform Act and the allegations of police misconduct remains ongoing and, whilst the criminal prosecutions are foremost in our mind, the publishing of these reports is a very important task for us as they provide a detailed account of the actions of the police on the day.“We will continue to meet with families of the bereaved and, where appropriate, support and assist them where possible. It is hugely important for me to stress the need for people to respect the criminal process that awaits us.”IPCC deputy chairman Rachel Cerfontyne said: “The CPS has announced charging decisions on six of the eight suspects formally referred by the IPCC in January this year. We have also referred a further two individuals.“We will be working closely with the CPS on the prosecution case and will provide any further assistance necessary while decisions on the remaining IPCC files are under consideration.“Following criminal proceedings, we will consider whether any former police officers, including all of those referred to the CPS for a charging decision, would have had cases to answer for misconduct if they were still serving. The evidence supporting these findings will be set out in the final investigation report.” 1 Former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent David Duckenfield last_img read more

Real-time reporting

first_imgThe loose reporting laws for lobbyists to reveal who they work for and what they are paid for their services were tightened up Tuesday. Instead of filing this information every six months, lobbyists must now do it quarterly. The new requirement means it will only take three months for citizens to find out what highly paid lobbyist has been hired to shill for which well-heeled interest. But that’s still three months too late. What the city needs, and should have, is real-time reporting requirements for lobbyists. There ought to be instant accountability the minute a contract is signed. City officials, led by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, have made some strides toward cleaning up politics at City Hall. One of the biggest pieces was realizing that it is a clear conflict for lobbyists to sit on city commissions. 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 Requiring immediate disclosure of lobbyists and clients would be a huge step down the road of true ethics reform for a city government that very recently found itself mired in corruption probes. As it works now, the damage done through the influence network has already been done by the time lobbyists are required to file their forms. As citizens, we have a right to know who is getting paid to push what to politicians. For that matter, we have a right to know which lobbyists are meeting with politicians. With the ease of e-mail and electronic reporting over the Internet, it’s reasonable to require that this type of information be posted weekly, or even daily. If the goal is to make City Hall a place that works fairly for all interests, then elected officials must do more than make feeble attempts to tighten accountability rules.last_img read more

Parts of Donegal could be set to miss out on ‘undiscovered town’ scheme

first_imgCalls have been Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘undiscovered town’ scheme to be more flexible towards Donegal’s rural areas following a €15.5million investment announcement for 62 towns across the country. Through the scheme, every local authority in the country will be able to bid for funding of between €250,000 and €500,000 to develop up to two towns in their area which have the potential to become a ‘destination town’ for tourists.However, in order to qualify for selection, towns will need to demonstrate their capacity and appeal to attract more international visitors to stay overnight – a key driver of spend. Speaking on Monday, a local election candidate for the Milford, Maria Doherty said the scheme’s current rules don’t take into consideration Donegal’s rural landscape.“This initiative is a good start in promoting tourism and helping local communities to expand their tourist footprint,” Doherty said. “The scheme is very restrictive in some ways as towns are only eligible if they reach a number of criteria such as a range of things to see and do for two days and a selection of accommodation and at least one visitor attraction of scale that can drive tourism demand and a range of food offerings. “The Milford area has all these but not in one town but spread across the region from Ramelton to rural villages and areas on our coast routes such as Fanad, Kerrykeel and Rosguill.  “This scheme is a good start but it does not take into account the diverse tourist landscape in places like rural Donegal. “We need to have a degree of flexibility as not all tourist amenities are grouped together around towns as is the case in the Milford area. “We don’t have any public transport system so tourists will be driving to each area so it is important that this scheme is flexible so that tourists areas in rural Donegal can benefit.” Details of the criteria for the scheme can be seen below. To be successful in their funding submissions, Councils will be expected to identify towns that have: At least one visitor attraction of scale that can drive tourism demand.A range of things to see and do for two days – A town that hopes to attract overnight visitors needs to offer a variety of attractions, activities and entertainment options which can keep tourists engaged for more than 11 hours a day, including three hours in the evening.A selection of accommodation – Towns will need accommodation stock of at least 300 beds to become a seasonal destination town (and 1,000 beds to operate as a year-round destination) or be a town that has the potential to grow its bedstock in the future.A range of food offerings to meet the visitor needs including a range of options for light snacks, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.Parts of Donegal could be set to miss out on ‘undiscovered town’ scheme was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:FanadKERRYKEELMilfordrosguilllast_img read more

Chelsea have the class to take Manchester City’s title

first_imgI really can’t imagine why Manchester City are even-money favourites for the title with us at BetVictor.Yes they won the league, but it was courtesy of two goals scored in added time in the last game at home to 10-man Rangers.Di Matteo has a strong squad.I’m beginning to get excited by Chelsea’s chances for the 2012/13 season.The signings of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin will provide flair and pace and there are reports that either Donetsk winger Willian or fellow Brazilian Hulk will be added to their ‘roster’, as the Liverpool owners would say.Chelsea are 9/2 with Manchester United 13/5 and it is surely only a three-horse race, with Spurs likely to flatter to deceive once again and Arsenal and Liverpool not good enough.We at BetVictor bet 13/2 for Manchester United and Chelsea to finish first and second in any order and that looks just too big even if City flex their financial muscle and buy Robin van Persie. Can you imagine trying to keep Tevez, Balotelli, van Persie and Dzeko happy?Fulham will lose Clint Dempsey to Liverpool and that will be a loss.The Cottagers are 1500/1 to win the Premier League, 12/1 to be relegated, 16s to finish in the top six and 7/4 to finish in the top 10.We continue to bet on top London club in 2012/13:Chelsea 8/11Arsenal 9/4Spurs 7/2Fulham 66/1QPR 250/1West Ham 300/1QPR are 2500/1 to win the title, 9/2 to be relegated and 7/2 to finish in the top half.It looks a very poor division and we have fielded a few bets for Rangers to finish in the top 10.If Djibril Cisse, Bobby Zamora and Jay Bothroyd fire then I think they can sneak into that top half.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more