Pakistan appoint new T20 skipper

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team yesterday after the national team made an early exit from the World Twenty20. Afridi quit as captain after Pakistan lost three of their four group matches at the World Twenty20 tournament in India but said he wanted to continue playing the shortest format of international cricket. “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in a statement. “His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role.” Ahmed, 28, played in all the four World Twenty20 matches but batted lower down the order throughout the tournament despite having a good strike rate of 120.24 in 21 Twenty20 Internationals. Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan’s first professional domestic Twenty20 league in February before losing to the Misbah-ul-Haq-led Islamabad United in the final. Ahmed made his international debut in 2007, a year after he led Pakistan to win the Under-19 World Cup. He has scored 1,077 runs in 58 ODIs and 1,296 runs in 21 Test matches at an impressive average of 46.28. Last year he was made Pakistan’s vice-captain for both T20 and ODI teams. Ahmed said it was a big achievement for him to lead Pakistan in the shortest format. “It’s an honour for me that I’ve been made the captain. I was looking at various things since I was made the vice-captain and have noted it down,” Ahmed told reporters in his hometown Karachi.last_img read more

Ja’s Bailey on UEFA’s Golden Boy shortlist

first_imgHot-shot Jamaican striker Leon Bailey celebrated his nomination for the prestigious UEFA Golden Boy award with a first-half goal in KRC Genk’s 3-1 win over Italian outfit Sassuolo in the Europa League yesterday.Bailey, 19, continued his rise as one of European football’s most prized youngsters after being named on the 40-man shortlist, which contains the most impressive under-21 players on the continent.The UEFA Golden Boy award is presented by sports journalists to the most impressive young footballer in Europe and has, in the past, been handed to the likes of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero of Manchester City, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, Alexander Pato of Villarreal, Mario Balotelli of French club Nice, and another Jamaican-born player, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.HOGGINGHEADLINESBailey has been hogging headlines in Belgium and across wider Europe after a string of impressive performances for his club, which has also seen him linked to several major clubs in England, Spain, and Italy.The attacker, who is yet to be capped by Jamaica’s senior team, scored in the 25th minute to cap a day that saw him listed among the likes of household names Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa (Inter Milan), Leroy Sane (Manchester City), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Kingsley Coman, Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Amadou Diawara (Napoli) and Marco Asensio (Real Madrid).Yesterday’s net shaker improved Bailey’s seasonal return to seven goals and four assists in eight games in all competitions.He played a key role in Genk’s qualification to the Europa League after bagging seven goals and serving up 11 assists in a breakout season last year, which saw him receiving the nod as the best young player in the Belgian top flight.Bailey is the poster boy of Craig Butler’s Pheonix Academy, which has its roots in Jamaica but has had considerable success in sourcing the European market with young Jamaican talent, which also includes Butler’s son Kyle, who is also in the Genk system.andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

“Judiciary C’ttee Will Be Vibrant, Resourceful…”

first_imgThe newly elected chairmen of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Claims, Petitions, and Human Rights, Senator Varney Gboto Nabie Sherman, has assured Senators of the 4th Session that he will exert himself and apply resources to ensure that his committee is vibrant, resourceful, dedicated and committed.The Grand Cape Mount County Senator was speaking yesterday minutes before Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karngar-Lawrence cast the white ballot for Sherman as the sole candidate for that position.“I am very pleased that I was the only candidate for this position as chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Sherman said and disclosed that he became a lawyer 35 years ago in February, 1980.Senator Sherman, who is also chairman of the ruling Unity Party declared that:“When I read through the duties and responsibilities of the office of the Judiciary Committee, I believe that I am eminently qualified to conduct those affairs to your satisfaction, and to the honor and pride of our country.”The Grand Cape Mount County lawmaker who is one of the few successful corporate lawyers in Liberia, concluded: “I promise you as I have always done, that I will exert myself, apply my resources and ensure that this committee will be vibrant, resourceful, dedicated, committed and you too will be proud of it.”Also elected by white ballot cast by Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee, was Lofa County Senator Steven H.J. Zargo who now chairs the committee on Defense, Intelligence, Security & Veteran Affairs.The elections of the two Senators completed the process of electing chairs of the Statutory (Leadership) committees that serve as the nucleus of functions within the Senate; the process of appointing co-chairs and members of leadership committees will however continue.President Pro Tempore Armah Jallah is expected to conclude appointments of heads and members of standing committees.Meanwhile, the issue of the Western and Northern belts of the country controlling all the leadership committees still seems to be a topical concern within the Senate corridors, with some Senators arguing illogical to allow two Senators from the same county to serve on leadership committees.Other Senators brushed aside the debate, saying the election guidelines approved by plenary for the electoral process for the Pro Tempore position and statutory committees did not see anything wrong with that outcome since the two senators holding those positions were elected.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Formula Female Flyers go undefeated in Rocky Mountain House

first_imgPhoto: The team poses in front of the Flyers Bus – SubmittedThe Fort St. John Female Formula Tank Flyers went undefeated over the weekend in Rocky Mountain House.- Advertisement -They took first in the tournament that included teams from Edmonton and Rocky Mountain House. Next up for the female team is a game in Grande Prairie at the Dave Barr arena at 6pm on Saturday December 6th. The team will also be helping the Huskies fill the bus on December 14th.last_img

49ers rally for win over Bruins

first_imgDean Bittner totaled 21 digs and Paul Lotman added 17 to help the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team beat UCLA 30-23, 24-30, 26-30, 30-23, 16-14 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Wednesday night at the Walter Pyramid. The 14th-ranked 49ers improved to 7-8 overall with the win and 8-7 in the MPSF. Fifth-ranked UCLA dropped to 10-8 and 8-7. Long Beach State also got 14 kills from Teddy Liles, plus eight by Dan Alexander. Connor Eaton had 64 assists to lead the 49er attack, while Lotman and Tyler Caldwell each contributed 10 digs. The Bruins were paced by Steve Klosterman with 27 kills and Paul George with 19. Kevin Ker recorded 52 assists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The 49ers had a hitting percentage of .331 for the match and the Bruins ended up at .295. Long Beach State will play host to second-ranked UC Irvine on Saturday night at 7 in the Gold Mine. last_img read more

Gomez urges Liverpool to make West Brom suffer

first_imgThe share of the points leaves Liverpool in fourth spot, 16 points off leaders Manchester City.Gomez believes the visit of the ‘Baggies’ so soon after that result gives Liverpool the opportunity to address their frustrations, even if West Brom try to adopt a similar defensive approach to Everton.“That’s one of the positives,” said Gomez.“Obviously it’s tough, it’s a gruelling schedule but it gives you a chance to try and fix it straight away.West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans (L) clashes with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha during their English Premier League match, at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, on December 2, 2017 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALL“We’ve got to take the positives from the derby. I think we all put in a good fight and we knew the importance of the game and what it means and we all did our best.“We’ve seen it a few times this season at Anfield — people know the attacking threats we have and tend to sit off a bit, especially because we are so quick on the counter.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was criticised for leaving out Brazilian attacking duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino against Everton.The pair are expected to return to the starting line-up for Wednesday’s game having been introduced as late substitutes in the Merseyside derby.– ‘Wow!’ –Gomez regularly has to face Coutinho, Firmino in addition to Salah and Sadio Mane on the training ground and said the quality of Liverpool’s attacking players leaves him open-mouthed at times.“Sometimes they do a few things and I am like ‘wow!’,” said the 20-year-old Englishman.“It is not that you get used to it, you expect it from them because you know how good they are.“Their standards never drop. That is one of the pluses at being at a club like Liverpool at this moment in time.”Liverpool will check on the fitness of striker Daniel Sturridge for the Premier League clash at Anfield after he missed the derby with a hamstring problem.West Brom head for Anfield without a win in 14 Premier League games and with new manager Alan Pardew having collected just one point and no goals from his first two games in charge.The 1-0 defeat by fellow strugglers Swansea on Saturday deepened fears over their Premier League survival but captain Jonny Evans says Pardew has tried to boost confidence in the camp.“He’s trying to instil confidence in the team, he’s encouraging us to go forward and express ourselves,” said Evans.“I think the lads are all enjoying that side of it.“It’ll take time, work on the training field. He’ll make sure we’re well drilled and will build our confidence by doing things over and over again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Joe Gomez (R) stands next to injured teammate Jordan Henderson during their English Premier League match against Everton, at Anfield in Liverpool, on December 10, 2017 © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the draw in the Merseyside derby when they host West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.The Reds were held 1-1 by Everton at Anfield despite having the bulk of possession in the match after Wayne Rooney’s penalty cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opening goal.last_img read more

Man United WILL NOT be forced to sell De Gea to Real Madrid talkSPORT told

first_imgManchester United will not sell David De Gea unless Real Madrid meet their terms, according to The Sun’s Neil Custis.The Spanish goalkeeper has a year left on his Old Trafford contract and has been heavily linked with a move to Madrid this summer.De Gea has been identified as a replacement for long-standing stopper Iker Casillas, who recently joined Porto.However, Real have yet to make an offer for the 24-year-old and Custis explained the Red Devils are not desperate to sell the Spaniard and could afford to let him leave next summer for nothing.“Over the weekend United were pushing De Gea’s representatives and Real Madrid to say ‘if you want him, make a proper deal that either involves Sergio Ramos or a world record bid of £35m but if you don’t get it done quick, forget it’,” he told Kick Off.“Van Gaal does not want to be working with a defence and a goalkeeper for the next two weeks only to lose him and have two start with another ‘keeper.“United are in a position when they’re really not desperate to sell. They could keep De Gea for another year and take the hit on the original £18m they spent on him and let him go on a free next summer.“But what if in that year, United are title challengers, maybe even win it, do something in Europe, De Gea’s loving it and he may even stay and sign another contract.“They’re a lot of personal things involved, his girlfriend lives in Madrid and certainly at the end of last season he had his heart set on the move but United really don’t have to sell him, and unless Madrid match their terms, they won’t be.”last_img read more

BRAVE PAUL GETS DATE FOR OPERATION WHICH COULD HELP HIM WALK FOR FIRST TIME

first_imgJim McGuinness with Paul and his mum Anne-Marie.The family of a young Donegal boy have a real Christmas to celebrate after being told he will have an operation which could help him walk for the first time.Little Paul Doherty was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which left him in a wheelchair.But his mother Ann-Marie never gave up hope of him walking one day and now Paul will have an operation in March 2015. While the operation does not guarantee the five year old Killygordon lad will take his first steps, his mum is determined he gets a chance.In recent months Ann-Marie has undertaken to raise the €60,000 needed for the operation in America.Anne Marie explained “Since Paul could talk he always told me “Mammy, I want to walk”. It broke my heart to see him stuck in a wheelchair not been able to run about with his brother and sister or even to be able to pick up a toy from the floor that he wanted to play with.“Paul is a happy boy, playful and full of devilment! As his mother, I always fought to get him the services and therapies he needed. While the HSE gave Paul what they could they could never offer him the opportunity to be able to walk. “Then I came across an operation in America called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). The operation involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg.”Anne Marie always said that the €60,000.00 would pay for the operation and just 4-6 months of an intense 2 year post operative physiotherapy program. Now having gathered the €60,000 needed for the operation, Ann-Marie is continuing the ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ campaign so Paul can get even more therapy to help him walk after the operation. BRAVE PAUL GETS DATE FOR OPERATION WHICH COULD HELP HIM WALK FOR FIRST TIME was last modified: December 15th, 2014 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:donegalKillygordonpaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgCongratulations: Congratulations to Lauryn Mulholland, who proudly represented CLG Bun Cranncha in the Solo Singing section of the Ulsters Scór Final last weekend in Derry. It is a great achievement to progress to this stage, well done to Lauryn from all at the club.Sam Maguire: Due to the limited amount of time that we had with the Cup and the large numbers of requests received, we were unfortunately unable to call to every business. We are hoping to get Sam again and any business that would like to have him visit please contact Club Secretary Grainne Soal (secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie) to register your interest and if possible we will try to arrange. Thanks to all for your continued support. Membership and Registration Day: Club membership for the upcoming year can now be paid. Adult membership is €100 (including weekly lotto entry), Student membership is €50 and child membership is €20 (€50 for 3 children or more). There will be a Registration and Open Day on Sunday 10th Febuary at 2pm in the Clubhouse. Parents please note that all underage players must register. Existing and new players are always welcome. For further details please contact Grainne Soal at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie.Senior and Reserve Football: Senior and Reserve training will continue each Tuesday and Friday at 7.00pm and on Sundays at 11.00am. All new and returning players who are over the age of 16 and wish to play in Division 2 this year are invited to attend. Ladies Football: Senior Ladies training continues every Monday evening at 8:15pm and every Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Scarvey.Girls Football: Training for girls aged 12-16 continues every Monday evening at 7:00-8:15pm at the Scarvey. New players are always welcome. Please bring outdoor training gear.Pictures of Sam: Pictures of an evening with Sam Maguire are available for collection at Elite Appliances. For further details please contact John Peter at 0749322600.Coaching: There will be a foundation coaching course taking place in Febuary/March in the club. It involves doing a child protection course for 2 hours on the Friday evening and doing coaching theory and practical for 5 hours on the Saturday. It is a good opportunity for young and old to gain some coaching qualifications, and will be especially useful for younger members who are enrolled on a sports related course at college/university. The Ulster GAA Coaching Conference is taking place in Cookstown on 26th January 2013, all coaches who are interested in attending either of these events please contact Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty.Sports Prediction Competition: Congratulations to the following participants, who are the lucky winners of the Buncrana GAA Sports Prediction Competition:1st – Brian Moran, 2 Cornaberry – €6002nd – Seanan Grant, Glenmakee, Carndonagh – €3003rd – Andy McLaughlin (Snr), Illies – €100 U12 Hurling: U12 Hurlers had their first day out on Saturday 12th, when they participated in the first round of the North Antrim Indoor League.This took place in Ballymoney where the U12 team were up against some great teams, but the Buncrana team kept the pressure on and they came out on top by winning 3 games and drawing 2 overall. This was a great start for the U12s in the New Year. Well done. U12s training continues on every Wednesday evening in Crana College at 6.30pm, new players are welcome.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesday 16th January at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U5 and U6 Football: Under 5s and 6s training continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games This is for children turning 5 or 6 years of age in 2013 and all are welcome. Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 15th January in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 4-13-15-21There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Breege Fulerton – 46 Castle ParkL Lynch – 10 Nailors RowBridget Mc Gonigle – AghillyMary Mc Gonigle – TrillickHugh Mc Gonagle – 23 Marion ParkClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaaGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 21st, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Datebook 11/7

first_imgTODAY: The Department of Animal Care and Control launches an animal adoption campaign, “Iams Home 4 the Holidays,” through Jan. 2. The Helen Woodward Animal Center and the Iams Company are co-sponsors. Adoption fees at Los Angeles County’s six shelters are $37 for dogs and $32 for cats. The fees include spaying or neutering costs, vaccinations, a medical examination and 30-day free pet health care insurance. For information, call (562) 728-4644. The Canoga Park Elks Lodge will distribute dictionaries at 10:30 a.m. to third-grade students at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh, in Granada Hills. In the future, the lodge will also distribute student dictionaries to third-graders at Loren Street, El Oro Way and Tulsa Street elementary schools. A lecture by the daughter of a Chinese diplomat who saved Austrian Jews during World War II will be held at 8 p.m. at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills. Dr. Feng Shan Ho is credited with saving thousands of lives from 1938-40 by issuing visas to Shanghai to Jews. Tickets are $13 at the door. The North Hills East Neighborhood Council meets at 7 p.m. in the library of Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. 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 Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. last_img read more