MUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies go toe to toe with hosts and title favourites India in the second semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup today in a game captain Darren Sammy has labelled a ‘David and Goliath’ battle.India, with the advantage of familiar conditions, the partisan home crowd and a convincing win over the Windies in the official pre-tournament warm-ups, enter the 7 p.m. (9:30 a.m. Eastern Caribbean time) contest at the Wankhede Stadium as heavy favourites.But West Indies, the 2012 champions, remain a huge threat, and Sammy said they were backing themselves to upset India.”The guys who predict the results say (the chances of winning) are 80-20 (in India’s favour), so it feels like a David and Goliath (battle), but people tend to forget David won the fight,” Sammy told reporters here yesterday.INDIAN LOVE”It’s something similar to that. We enjoy playing against India. A number of our players play here and we have a lot of respect for them. The camaraderie in the group in both teams is really good, so we’re looking forward to that, and what better place to play than here in Mumbai – one of the best wickets in India.”He added: “Once we believe among ourselves, it doesn’t matter what other people think. As a group, we believe in each other’s ability. We believe in the talent, and at the end of the day, cricket is played on the pitch.”You could talk all you want. I could talk a good game, but it’s the action on the pitch that really matters.”West Indies opened their Group One campaign with a convincing six-wicket victory over England before following up with positive results over Sri Lanka by seven wickets and South Africa by three wickets.Their only blemish came in the final game last Sunday against minnows Afghanistan, when they were stunned by six runs in Nagpur.West Indies lifted the T20 World Cup for the first time four years ago when they beat Sri Lanka in a thrilling final in Colombo. Two years later in Bangladesh, they went out in the semi-finals as Sri Lanka rebounded to win the title.HOPES FOR CLEAN SWEEPEarlier this year, West Indies Under-19s also won the ICC Youth World Cup in Bangladesh, and with West Indies Women also contesting their T20 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand Women today, Sammy said he was hoping for a clean sweep of titles for the Caribbean.”The Under-19 team started it in Bangladesh and both the men and the women’s teams took that as inspiration. Come tomorrow, we have two West Indian teams vying for a spot in the final,” he noted.”I really wish both the teams could go to the finals and win it, so 2016 could be the year where West Indies take home everything.”The guys in the dressing room are aware what is at stake. We came into the tournament and nobody gave us a chance. I said six steps to the World Cup. We have taken four … we have two more steps and tomorrow’s (today) step is against India. We are looking forward to it.”
Twenty-five-year-old Eon Ward of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden, who was recently sentenced in absentia to five years’ imprisonment for armed robbery and the unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition, was on Monday arrested by Police ranks at his home.Convicted robber Eon WardCommonly known as “Killa”, Ward will now face an additional charge since the Police unearthed an unlicensed 9mm Ruger Semi-Automatic Pistol with seven matching rounds of ammunition. Once the charge is read to him, he will be taken to prison to commence his five-year sentence.“Killa” was charged on October 19, 2011 for three counts of armed robbery. Police in 2011 stated that he relieved Carlos Brown of two cell phones on October 14, 2011 at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie while being armed with a firearm.On the said day, he, along with an accomplice, robbed Richard Alves and Michael Pooran of $1,056,950 in cash. The money belonged to Edward B Beharry Company Ltd.In addition, Police accused Ward of robbing Veronica Fonttanelle of close to $500,000 in cash and a quantity of cheques, property of Utility Services Co-op Society Limited. This occurred in June of 2011.Ward was apprehended by Police after a high-speed chase through the streets of Mackenzie. After making several court appearances, he was released on bail during the trial, and was a no-show for the ruling. He was sentenced in his absence and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He had been in hiding until his arrest on Monday.
Fort St. John City Council will present their annual report at a public hearing on Monday night.The 50 page report highlights City accomplishments in 2009 and goals for 2010. Each department within the City has submitted a list of accomplishments and goals. The report also includes the 2009 audited financial statements and a report on permissive property taxes.The public is welcome to attend the meeting starting at 6pm at City Hall. Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and review the report.- Advertisement -To view the report, click on the pdf file below.
0Shares0000Brazil’s Neymar juggles a ball during his official presentation at Paris Saint-Germain’s Parc des Princes stadium on August 4, 2017 © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS, France, Aug 5 – Neymar’s world record Sh27.3bn (222 million euro) fee may look expensive, but the transfer will end up earning a great deal of money for Paris Saint-Germain, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted Saturday.Neymar, 25, is among the world’s finest players and will help the ambitious Ligue 1 club gain the success it craves in Europe. But the eye-popping fee left many experts divided over whether it was good business or a risky financial gamble. “I don’t think it’s expensive, I’m convinced we are going to earn more money with him. It’s a project of two brands: we’re associating the Neymar brand and the PSG brand,” Al-Khelaifi said.And the incredible commercial potential of the former Barcelona star was visible after his first day at the club, with a rush on PSG shops on the Champs-Elysees and Parc des Princes to purchase his coveted number 10 jersey.The world’s most expensive footballer: 20 years of record transfers © AFP / Thomas SAINT-CRICQThe French club had already clawed back around a million euros on their world-record investment in just one day thanks to selling a staggering 10,000 shirts bearing the Brazilian’s name, costing 140 euros each.The club are also expected to sell a further 15,000 Neymar shirts on Saturday, when he was presented to the fans at the Parc des Princes ahead of their Ligue 1 opener against Amiens.The merging of the brands appears to have commercial potential too.PSG deputy managing director Frederic Longuepee told AFP that the club was valued at 1 billion euros and has “200 million fans around the world”.As for the Neymar brand, the player has 30 million Twitter followers, 60 million on Facebook and a whopping 78 million on Instagram — second only to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.“With Neymar, PSG will sell a great deal of shirts and have all kinds of commercial partnerships in France and around the world, but it is difficult to measure how much,” Jean-Pascal Gayant, Professor of Economics at the University of Le Mans, told AFP.Gayant believes that while the transfer fee may look “risky”, the club would swiftly renegotiate its existing commercial and sponsorship contracts to benefit from the Neymar effect.– ‘His value will double’ –“There are not two Neymars in the world. I would love for us to meet in two years and see what his value will be compared to today. At least double,” boasted Al-Khelaifi.Neymar talks to Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi at the Parc des Princes stadium on August 4, 2017 © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREPundits in England suggest part of the transfer fee gold rush is fuelled by a belief prices will indeed rise sharply, but not everyone agrees.“Not much surprises me anymore, but 400 million (euros) would do the trick. In sporting terms, physically he is at his peak value now, in our way of calculating a player’s value. The optimum is around 26 or 27-years-old (he’s 25),” said Loic Ravenel, a researcher with the Football Observatory.“Over the next five years his value will rise but, maybe not to those summits,” he told AFP of Al-Khelaifi’s predictions.And the Football Observatory estimated Neymar’s value using their algorithm — which they can apply to any footballer in Europe — at 210.7 million euros.“The most added value would be with (Kylian) Mbappe, (Paul) Pogba, or (Anthony) Martial, players at 21-22 (18, 24 and 21 in fact), and who can still be resold at 26, which is the case in point with Neymar,” the expert insisted.A Paris Saint-Germain fan shows off his Neymar shirt at the club’s store on the Champs Elysees © AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ“But maybe by then another young footballer may have come along and replaced him, maybe someone even better, attracting the media and the sponsors.”Former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa, now with French side Lille, believes Neymar is value for money.“If one considers what he brings or produces nothing that is invested is exaggerated. According to this logic, Neymar is not expensive,” said Bielsa.Former Barcelona vice-president Marc Ingla hailed Neymar’s signing as a new dawn for the French league.“It’s exciting, it’s very good news for French football,” said Spaniard Ingla, now director general at Lille.“I have great belief in Ligue 1 and its ability to produce great talents. For me, France is like the Brazil of Europe. Neymar is an accelerator of the image of Ligue 1 which he can bring to wider television audiences.”On the pitch, PSG are hoping Neymar can help them win back the Ligue 1 title they lost to Monaco last season, and also finally get their hands on the Champions League trophy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On May 05, 2019 at 8:30 pm, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a theft at the Walmart.The suspect allegedly placed numerous items in a shopping basket and then exited the store through a back door to a waiting newer model black Ford Explorer.The suspect is described as:6′ 0″ inches (183 cm) tallapproximately 180 lbs (82 kgs)black hairwearing glassesblack hoodyblack pantsred and grey hiking backpack- Advertisement -The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in identifying this suspect, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.
DONEGAL BUSINESS HAS EXAMINERSHIP EXTENDED FOLLOWING CIRCUIT COURT HEARINGDONEGAL BUSINESS HAS EXAMINERSHIP EXTENDED FOLLOWING CIRCUIT COURT HEARING
Henry McGinley Sons & LTD has received an extension to its examinership following a hearing at the Donegal Circuit court earlier this afternoon. McGinley Sons & LTD is one of the leading structural and roofing businesses in the North-West.Over the years the business has established a stellar reputation in the structural and roofing industry in Donegal. Judge Keenan Johnston praised the significant work carried out by the Sean Carr, Vision Accountancy, Examiner to the business since the short time of his appointment.It was revealed during the hearing that McGinley Sons & LTD are looking to launch two new innovative product lines.The innovative product lines are in fire grates and fire stoves plates, which the court heard are 100% more cost effective than standard fire-grates and stoves.It was also revealed the highly reputable company secured a number of high profile contracts in the last few days, and that they continue to trade as normal.Two pivotal former employees, who were forced to emigrated recently after having no alternative but to leave their families behind in search for work are returning to the business.The pair are expected to return home to their families before Christmas, and resume their jobs with Henry McGinley & Sons LTD thereafter.Mr Sean Carr of Vision Accountancy, regarded as Ireland’s leading turnaround expert, expressed every confidence in being able to save the jobs and the business to the benefit of all stakeholders to the Circuit Court.DONEGAL BUSINESS HAS EXAMINERSHIP EXTENDED FOLLOWING CIRCUIT COURT HEARING was last modified: October 16th, 2014 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:BusinesscourtsexaminershipHenry McGinleynews
DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: CLUB MENTORS WORKSHOP AND REFEREE COURSEDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: CLUB MENTORS WORKSHOP AND REFEREE COURSE
Following on from club requests at the Ladies county board meeting last week and the need for another Mentors Workshop to be held in the county, the development officer has sent in an application to Croke Park and is waiting on a date and tutor to be appointed.Clubs should forward the names of interested club mentors who will attend this workshop to email@example.com.A Referee Refresher Level 2 has also been applied for and clubs need to advise their club referees who are going to referee ladies matches this year to avail of this course. DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: CLUB MENTORS WORKSHOP AND REFEREE COURSE was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 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) Tags:donegalLadies Footballmentor’s workshop
Chelsea ‘snubbed’ by £90m goalkeeper before signing Kepa ArrizabalagaChelsea ‘snubbed’ by £90m goalkeeper before signing Kepa Arrizabalaga
Oblak will remain at Atleti Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Maurizio Sarri’s men ended up securing the signature of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, however, according to the Times, they were first rejected by Atletico Madrid’s Oblak.The 25-year-old Slovenian star has risen to prominence as one of Europe’s best stoppers in recent seasons and, as such, has a release clause of €100m (£90m). silverware Arrizabalaga kept a clean sheet in his Chelsea debut at Huddersfield smart causal possible standings Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REAL DEAL England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won punished Chelsea expressed an interest in activating the clause, which would have left Madrid with no option but to sell the player, should he have wanted the move, but he is understood to have opted to stay put.This then led to the Blues activating Kepa Arrizabalaga’s £72m clause, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper instead. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 2 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Latest Chelsea News shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Jan Oblak reportedly turned down the chance to join Chelsea this summer.The Stamford Bridge side were desperately seeking a replacement goalkeeper in the final week of the UK transfer window after selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. gameday cracker Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa
EQUESTRIAN: DONEGAL SHOW JUMPERS QUALIFY FOR MASTERS SERIESEQUESTRIAN: DONEGAL SHOW JUMPERS QUALIFY FOR MASTERS SERIES
Lawrence Smyth in actionMasters Show Jumping at SligoAt the Association of Irish Riding Clubs (AIRC) Masters Series Show Jumping Qualifier at Tubberbride Equestrian Centre, Sligo, show jumpers from Donegal faired very well.Charlie Vial, Tirconaill Riding Club, qualified for the Final in Mullingar in September by taking the 3rd spot in Intermediate grade. Patricia Warren, Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club, riding The Colourado Kid, was placed 2nd in the Advanced Intermediate Grade, and Cormac McCormack, Letterkenny Riding Club came 6th in the same grade: both riders qualified for the Final. Warren had previously qualified by winning the Mullingar Qualifier on her other horse, He’s a Dandy. Proving that age is no barrier in show jumping, the Advanced Primary Show Jumping Derby was won by the man who took up horse riding at 67. Lawrence Smyth, Falcarragh, Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club, who will be 72 next month, rode clear on Jenny’s Jigsaw in 91.5 seconds, which was the fastest time. EQUESTRIAN: DONEGAL SHOW JUMPERS QUALIFY FOR MASTERS SERIES was last modified: May 15th, 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:EQUESTRIAN: DONEGAL SHOW JUMPERS QUALIFY FOR MASTERS SERIES
Homepage www.elhinneys.comMcElhinneys Department Store, Ballybofey has scooped up an award for having one of Ireland’s Top 5 Websites in 2013.Retail Ireland Excellence selected www.mcelhinneys.com based on outstanding design, product offering, strategy, functionality and customer service.The website was launched in November 2012. Customers can browse and buy McElhinneys stock online, where it can then be delivered to their home or collected instore. Senior Manager Roisin Woods said, “We are overjoyed to be named as one of the Top 5 websites in Ireland, the standard of entry was very high so it is a wonderful achievement for our team.“At McElhinneys our core values are set around offering every customer, whether it is online or instore, incredible customer service, unrivalled choice, value for money and individual style.”This is not the first recognition of the store’s website quality. In February, McElhinney’s Bridal Site won Best Wedding Supplier Website 2013 at the Weddings Online Awards.McElhinneys will learn if they have been selected as overall winners at an award ceremony in Galway, Saturday November 2. MCELHINNEYS CLICKING INTO TOP WEB AWARD was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:awardBallybofeyMCELHINNEYSonlineWEBSITE