BCC to decide at ‘appropriate time’ on future Windies relations

first_img cancellation Their actions led to the cancellation of the Test tour, and an angry BCCI subsequently slapped the WICB with a US$42 million claim for losses, while also threatening legal action. The BCCI also suspended bilateral relations with the WICB. Following the October meeting between Cameron, Muirhead, and BCCI officials, the WICB said it hoped for an amicable resolution, especially with the BCCI set to meet in the AGM. “We had discussions on the resolution of the impasse that currently exists. It was very cordial,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Muirhead as saying recently. “We discussed everything that would affect us at length. We were sure that a resolution would be forthcoming in the very near future. We are hoping that it will take root at the AGM.” According to the noted cricket website, the WICB has indicated its inability to settle the multi-million-dollar claim and has proposed touring India in 2017 instead. Since the abandoned tour, the WICB has subsequently come under pressure at home, with a recent commission of eminent persons, established by the regional nation-state grouping CARICOM, proposing the “immediate dissolution” of the board. MUMBAI, India, (CMC): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says it will take its time in mulling over the normalising of relations with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Following the conclusion of its annual general meeting (AGM) here Monday, BCCI president Shashank Manohar said the board would “take a call” on resuming bilateral tours with the Windies, which were suspended last year in the wake of the ill-fated limited overs and Test series. “There is still plenty of time to go and play in West Indies. We will decide at the appropriate time,” Manohar said. “They met us recently … the CEO of the West Indies Board and the chairman of the West Indies Board. They have given their viewpoint. We will take a call.” WICB president Dave Cameron, along with chief executive Michael Muirhead, recently met with BCCI officials to discuss a resolution to the dispute which arose in October last year when the West Indies one-day team abruptly abandoned the tour of India over a contracts squabble with players union WIPA.last_img read more

Kia defends latest trade, prefers veteran talent over one rookie

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s just that the Picanto are looking for more seasoned players, according to the legendary coach.READ: Kia pleads for understanding: ‘Give us a chance to prove our philosophy’“Everybody that will come from draft might not have the necessary experience that we’ll be needing in molding a competitive team. Besides, I always believe that players that make it to the PBA are talented to make it to the pros.”Lipa said that the decision to trade the pick to San Miguel for a number of veterans fits more with what the Picanto’s wants to be “unconventional type of basketball” this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene New Kia team manager Joe Lipa and team governor Bobby Rosales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netNewly appointed Kia team manager Joe Lipa is well aware of the talent his team will miss out on as the controversial trade involving the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pushed through on Friday.But Lipa said he doesn’t mind losing one top-flight player if that means Kia will acquire veterans who will all embrace the mentality they are trying to inculcate going forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “One man cannot spell the difference from a team winning a championship. But for us to have three to four veteran players who we believe isn’t only talented but can also contribute to the development of the younger players, we believe that we can be very competitive,” said Lipa Friday during a small chat with reporters at Azure Residences in Bicutan hours before the trade was approved.READ: PBA approves Kia-San Miguel tradeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Picanto acquired Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, and a 2019 first round pick in exchange for their top pick this year, which is expected to be Christian Standhardinger.“Don’t get me wrong, Christian Standhardinger is a great player. I’ve seen him play and the boy has a big potential,” he said It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Sebastian moves up the stepladder, sets date vs San Beda Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

UAAP volleyball: Adamson sends seniors off with dominant win over UST

first_imgThe Golden Tigresses, despite getting billed as contenders before the start of the season, settled at the seventh seed with a humble 4-10 record.Both teams were in a virtual stalemate midway through the third set knotting the scores at 15-15 but the Lady Falcons got lucky when Cherry Rondina sent her spike attempt directly to the net to get a 19-15 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRondina would make up for her earlier mistake later in the set and  tied the scores at 22-22 with a powerful down the line kill before Jema Galanza and Mylene Paat immediately retaliated for the Lady Falcons for Adamson’s 24-22 lead.Paat then scored the finisher with a quick kill that landed firmly on UST’s side of the floor. Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University made sure its seniors would leave the team on a happy note as it bludgeoned University of Santo Tomas, 25-6, 25-23, 25-23 in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym.The Lady Falcons bid farewell to seniors Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat Fhen Emnas, and Jellie Tempiatura, who all played their final game for the school, as they ended as the tournament with a 6-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda was aware of their status as a potential Final Four contender before the season started, but the reality was her team just had to settle as semifinal spectators.“It as bittersweet, they were playing to get into the Final Four today and that’s the team that I wish would’ve showed up in all the other opportunities we had,” said Padda. “That’s Adamson volleyball. I’m very proud with the way they showed up today.”“But they knew, we told them that not making the Final Four was a very big ‘sayang’ (almost).”Eli Soyud finished with a team-high 14 points for Adamson while the graduating Paat and Galanza finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively.Rondina had 15 points for UST to lead all scorers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Slaughter out for another month due to severe ankle sprain Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Child Friendly School Embarks on US$91K Annex

first_imgRev. John Troseh of the Liberia Inland Church performs the ground breaking ceremony for the annex as other guests look on.The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) funded child-friendly school, otherwise referred to as Francis Manweah Public School, is embarking on an annex worth about US$91,000.At the groundbreaking ceremony recently, Principal Rannie Gbatu said the construction of the annex comes due to the overcrowding of the school to the extent that a single classroom now accommodates about 75 students.Gbatu said the school was initially constructed for classes up to junior high level, but due to the influx of students as well as the demand for public schools in the community, the administration, with support from the Parent Teachers Association (PTA), decided to elevate it to high school.The child-friendly school started three years ago. However, according to Mr. Gbatu, since then there has been an influx of high school students, which makes student enrollment imperative, thus compelling the administration to construct an annex for additional classrooms, in order to cope with the influx.The school recently graduated about 103 students, something of which the principal boasted, because of the school’s success in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), where about 75 percent of the senior students scored high marks in nearly all the nine subjects.The school was constructed by UNICEF as pilot project for students to learn extra curriculum activities, including “preaching of peace messages among community dwellers depicting the name; Child Friendly School.”The school was expected to have a minibus to transport students that live Guinean/Liberian border near Ganta, and a mini radio station to air peace messages, but these materials are yet to be available up to press time last night.The laboratory has remained empty, “but we are still lobbying for money to have this annex completed and also equip our lab,” said Mr. Gbatu.There are 13 high schools in Ganta, three of them being government-owned. The increase in tuition in private schools is putting tension on public schools, where student enrollment has increased dramatically.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Partially decomposed body of missing Linden man found

first_imgThe partially decomposed body of a Linden man who was reported missing on Tuesday was on Thursday discovered on an abandoned plot of land at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden.Dead is 64-year-old John Errol Stewart Small, a herbalist of South Amelia’s Ward. The body of the father of nine was discovered lying face-up by residents in the area who then summoned Police to the location.A Post Mortem Examination conducted by Government Pathologist Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday has since given the cause of death as heart failure and hypertension.Guyana Times understands that Small had surgery sometime last year and was suffering from hypertension. He reportedly left his home around midday on Tuesday and never returned.According to relatives, he was also suffering from mental illness and would usually wander away from home for days.On Tuesday, he was left in the care of his 15-year-old daughter who told family members that she left to take a shower and by the time she returned, he was gone. Relatives then made a missing person report at the Amelia’s Ward Police Outpost the said afternoon.They later formed a search party but their searches turned up empty-handed until the discovery on Thursday.last_img read more

Province may require landfills to capture methane Gas

first_imgThe Alaska Highway News is reporting this afternoon that landfills in the Peace could face costly upgrades because of new environmental upgrades.The report says the province is conducting consultations for new regulations that would require landfills that accept more than 10,000 tonnes of garbage a year to be audited so the ammount of methane gas they produce can be guaged.The Peace River Regional District says the Beseborough and Fort St. John Landfills are too small, and upgrades would be to expensive.- Advertisement -If a landfill spews more than 1,000 tones of methane gas annualy it would have to spend millions of dollars on upgrades to capture that gas. Two uses for the gas would be to heat homes or flare it.last_img

French sports minister blasts racist Russian chants

first_img“Racism has no place on the football pitch,” said Flessel, a former two-time Olympic champion in fencing.“We have to take action together on a European and international level to bring an end to this inadmissible behaviour.”During the second half of France’s 3-1 victory over Russia on Tuesday, an AFP photographer heard monkey chants aimed at Barcelona winger Dembele, while internet users claimed to have heard Manchester United midfielder Pogba targeted.A spokesperson for FIFA said t was gathering “the possible evidence relating to the discriminatory incidents reported by the media” from the match.However, FIFA said it did not want “to comment before evaluating the available information”.FIFA is waiting for a report from the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) anti-discriminatory body, which was present at the stadium.Neither the players nor the French team management, approached by AFP, commented on the allegations, while Russian authorities said on Wednesday they hadn’t heard anything but were prepared to look into it.“If this information is confirmed, then of course we will study both the video replay and everything else that happened around the match,” the Russian Football Union’s security committee head Vladimir Markin was quoted as saying by Russian newspaper Sport Express.“And after that, we will give our assessment.”But his RFU security council colleague Alexei Tolkachyov stressed they had heard nothing.“If necessary, we are ready to study this episode. But I will repeat -– we did not record anything of the kind,” Tolkachyov was quoted as saying.Russia hosts the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.The country has also come under scrutiny after the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from last month’s Winter Games in South Korea over a state-sponsored doping programme that reached its zenith at the Sochi Olympics four years ago.Seven World Cup matches will be held in Saint Petersburg’s 68,000-capacity stadium, including a semi-final.Russian football has long been blighted by the scourge of racist chanting from the terraces and FIFA says it is closely monitoring the situation in the country.FARE reported 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016/17 season.Most recently, Spartak Moscow were hit with a suspended stadium ban by the Russian Football Union over almost a minute of racist chanting directed at Lokomotiv Moscow’s Brazilian goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato earlier this month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were allegedly targeted by racist chants © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Mar 28 – France’s sports minister has condemned the “inadmissible” monkey chants aimed at French players Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele during an international friendly against World Cup hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg.Laura Flessel hit out at the chants on her Twitter account on Wednesday, while world football governing body FIFA said it would investigate the incident which has raised new fears of racism in Russia less than three months before the World Cup kicks off.last_img read more

Pep sorry to have derailed Pellegrini’s final days at City

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola (right) replaced Manuel Pellegrini (left) as Manchester City manager © AFP / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Pep Guardiola has apologised if the early announcement of his arrival at Manchester City in 2016 destabilised his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini’s attempt to win the quadruple.Pellegrini will bring his West Ham side to Manchester on Wednesday, making his first visit to the Etihad for a match since City sacked him to make space for Guardiola. The Chilean confirmed in February 2016, three months before his departure, that he was being replaced, and City, who were still in contention to win four trophies at that point, picked up only seven points from the seven league matches that followed.They did win the League Cup that season, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, but needed a draw at Swansea on the final day of the campaign to secure fourth place.Pellegrini acknowledged in May 2016 that his decision to announce his departure contributed to City’s subsequent loss of form, saying that “something was broken in that moment”.Guardiola, who joined City from Bayern Munich, said he was unaware that his impending arrival caused such instability.“I don’t know. He can answer that. I was in Munich, so I don’t know what happened in the locker room and what the reason why is,” he said.“But if it was the reason — I think nobody can know it — I’m sorry and I apologise. Everybody was honest to tell Manuel what was happening, but really it’s a question for Manuel.”– ‘I didn’t build City’ –Pellegrini won the Premier League and the League Cup in the first of his three seasons at City, and his role in the club’s rise was acknowledged by Guardiola.“Of course, all the players I have in my hands now were with other managers and they learned a lot from that –- and I benefit from that.“In the past decade, they were involved with (Roberto) Mancini and Manuel and myself, with all the staff and all the players, we have created Manchester City.“I didn’t build it. I didn’t create it. Many incredible players and managers, everybody, did something.“I hope we can leave something for the next manager to do that. That’s the best we can do for other managers, leave something for the club -– and, of course, I got something with what Manuel did here.”One of the most important signings City made under Pellegrini was Raheem Sterling, who scored the decisive kick as Chelsea were beaten in a penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s League Cup final.Sterling has scored 15 goals this season, including the 90th-minute winner in the 3-2 Champions League last-16 first-leg win over Schalke on February 20.And Guardiola was impressed by the 24-year-old’s bravery to take the deciding spot-kick against Chelsea.“I cannot anticipate how far his career will go. But I admire the fact that, in Sunday’s situation, he took responsibility,” he said.“The fact he said he wanted to hit the last penalty or even the first one, or take that responsibility, that means a lot.“Of course, he helps us a lot, but he will retire and say: ‘I took responsibility and I was brave with courage in the big moments’.“These kinds of players are judged on these kinds of actions. In basketball, the last seconds, who is the taker in the last action? That makes the difference.“The penalty in the final of the World Cup, who’s the taker? So that is what makes the difference -– to have the feeling that, when everyone has doubts, says: ‘I am going to do that’. That is massive.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgUP to 50 people at the Largo Foods crisp factory could lose their jobs as part of cutbacks at the company in west Donegal, donegaldaily.com has learned.Staff have been told in meetings that the jobs will go before Christmas.Management at the company – the same firm behind the recent controversial ‘sexist’ Hunky Dory adverts – are to meet the affected staff in one-on-one meetings over the next few days. Tonight local TDs Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle have expressed concern at the prospect of more job losses in Gaoth Dobhair.The crisp factory accounts for a quarter of the jobs on the Udaras na Gaeltachta industrial estate in the parish.The move – the company has yet to make a formal announcement – comes just ten weeks after a high-profile launch of a Tayto-branded tortilla snack. There was a promise of 35 jobs back in June – but we understand the new crisp “isn’t doing well” in the market and the stores are “packed with them.”At that time the company said it had 190 staff. The company has been given huge government grants. One insider told donegaldaily.com: “A lot of the jobs these days are part-time and we were told the jobs will be going before Christmas.”TD Pearse Doherty said: “This looks like bad news for the area and I will be seeking a meeting with the company about this.”GAOTH DOBHAIR JOBS BOMBSHELL AS CRISP FACTORY AXES STAFF was last modified: September 20th, 2011 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:Gaoth Dobhairhunky dorysjobs axedlargo foodslast_img read more


first_imgThe hugely popular Healthwise Pharmacy Customer Care Event kicks-off this Friday.The annual event is extremely popular with customers and the event will be held over two days this weekend.The Customer Care Event starts on Friday and ends on Saturday and a large crowd is expected to descend on the store to avail of some of the outstanding offers in-store. With a whopping 20% off ALL Christmas products is an ideal time to take advantage and get some early Christmas presents this weekend.just around the cornerHealthwise Pharmacy have loads of fantastic giveaways.  HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES HOST CUSTOMER CARE EVENT THIS WEEKEND was last modified: November 19th, 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:BusinessFeaturesHealthwise Pharmaciesnewslast_img read more