Russell defends status as T20 gun for hire

first_imgWest Indies allrounder Andre Russell has defended his status as a T20 gun for hire, saying he should not be denied the right to secure financial gains from the game. Russell, a member of the Sydney Thunder in the Australian Big Bash, is considered one of the more active players on the international Twenty20 circuit. The Big Bash will be his fifth domestic Twenty20 competition after tournaments in India, Bangladesh, the Caribbean and elsewhere. “As a professional, you have to think about living after cricket,” said Russell, who has played one Test, but says he is no longer available because his knees cannot withstand the rigours of the longer format. “You can’t go into a supermarket and say … I used to play for West Indies, I had 10 half-centuries, 15 hundreds, you can’t get groceries like that – you have to live. You can’t be begging on the road, you can’t live off your stats.” The Jamaican cricketer says he is hurt by media criticism of the West Indies team following their innings and 212-run defeat to Australia in the opening Test. “I see terrible comments in the papers and it hurts,” said Russell. “As a West Indian, I didn’t feel I could leave the room, because I didn’t want anyone to see me or ask me about what’s happening because I may be rude and I’m not that type of person.” West Indies play Australia in the second Test match starting on Boxing Day, and Russell, while not optimistic, is hoping for a miraculous change of fortune for the Caribbean side. “It’s a funny game. We just have to wait and see what will happen on Boxing Day. I’m not saying the West Indies can’t beat Australia, but come on, we have to face the facts,” Russell said. “These guys know how to bowl and bat on their pitches. We still didn’t have to lose so bad. Even if we go down the next game, we’ll go down fighting.” – CMClast_img read more

Sinoe Joint Security Task Force Assures ‘Safety’

first_imgThe Joint Security Task Force of Sinoe in Greenville, Sinoe County has assured residents and visitors of protection both during the day and night in the county.The Task Force has set-up a network to be able to provide security when it is needed.Its chairman, Cllr. John A. A. Gabriel, told the Daily Observer Tuesday that regular meetings are held on Johnstone Street, Greenville, to help the task force become effective in its operations.Cllr. Gabriel, who is also the County Attorney, indicated that the task force collaborates with the Grand Kru County group to have a coordinated security arrangement.“We can assure everybody, including our VIPs, that Sinoe County is safe and will be safe throughout the [July 26] celebrations,” Cllr. Gabriel said.He noted that there will be patrol of plain and uniformed officers to make sure that everything is under control. “We are going to have a beautiful celebration not only in Grand Kru County, but also in Sinoe County,” Cllr. Gabriel pledged.The Joint Security Task Force meeting was attended by Chief Superintendant Alexander G. Mooney of the Liberia National Police (LNP); Officer-in-Charge Edward W. Kpahn, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); and Mr. Alphonso S. Jarbo, National Security Agency (NSA).Others were Mr. T. Tefleh Nyanmieh of the Executive Protection Service (EPS); Col. Patrick N. Nyeikan of Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN); Attorney Joseph T. Ledlum, Greenville City Solicitor; and Maj. Thomas Y. White, Superintendant – Greenville Central Prison.The two co-chairmen of the Joint Security Task Forces, Chief Superintendent Mooney and Col. Nyeikan, in separate interviews, re-assured for residents and visitors of effective and reliable security in both counties.The Police Commissioner said they are expecting more officers from LNP, including the Police Support Unit (PSU) and the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to boost the strength of the Police. He did not state how many officers are involved.For his part, Col. Nyeikan revealed that besides protecting the border lines, officers would also be encouraging people to wash their hands and be tested by thermometers.Meanwhile, Acting County Health Officer, Samson Q. Wiah said the county has reorganized its Ebola Task Force with more focus to ensure the application of health protocols.Mr. Wiah said the team has conducted several training sessions in all 33 health centers in the county on how to treat dead bodies and how to handle suspected Ebola patients.Mr. Wiah, who is also the County Health Department Director, said commanders at the various checkpoints in the county, including members of the Joint Security Task Force, have also been trained.“We are reinforcing our previous preventive measures by the taskforce during the height of the disease in the country,” Mr. Weah said. “We have three ambulances to patrol the county and we have erected an isolation center in the Greenville with additional 14 in other parts of the county.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brazilians busted with illegal firearm, ammo

first_imgThree men, two of whom are Brazilians, were taken into custody following the discovery of an illegal firearm and ammunition during a raid conducted between January 26 and 28 at Central Rupununi, Region Nine.The illegal firearm and amunition uncovered during the raidThe Guyanese, 43, of South Rupununi, was found in possession of eight ammunition components; and the foreign nationals, aged 43 and 48 years respectively, were found with a twenty-eight-gauge, single-barrel Borta shotgun and five live cartridges. The men are expected to be charged shortly.last_img read more

Update – Highway 2 closed south of Dawson Creek

first_imgUpdate #2 – The RCMP have released more information about what has become a fatal accident.  For details, click here Update – As of 10pm, Highway 2 is now open to single lane alternating traffic.- Advertisement – The Dawson Creek RCMP are reporting that Highway 2 south of Dawson Creek is closed.The highway is closed because of a motor vehicle incident near the Swan Lake Provincial Park which is about 15km from the B.C./Alberta border.  There is a detour is place around the accident and RCMP state there will be long delays in the area.At this time we don’t know what happened or when the highway will be open.  You can visit www.drivebc.ca for updates or keep watching this page.If you have any further information, please email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comAdvertisementlast_img read more

Funnel clouds possible in some areas today: Environment Canada

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a weather statement for the following areas, saying funnel clouds could occur today. Conditions are favourable. Read the full statement below.Birch Hills Co. near Eaglesham and Hwy 740Birch Hills Co. near Wanham and PeoriaClear Hills Co. near Chinchaga Wildland Prov. ParkClear Hills Co. near Cleardale Worsley and Cherry PointClear Hills Co. near Hines Creek and Eureka RiverCo. of Northern Lights near Dixonville and Cardinal LakeCo. of Northern Lights near Manning and Notikewin Prov. ParkM.D. of Big Lakes near High Prairie and Winagami LakeM.D. of Fairview including Fairview Whitelaw and DunveganM.D. of Peace including Grimshaw and BerwynM.D. of Smoky River including Falher McLennan and GuyM.D. of Spirit River including Spirit River and RycroftNrn Sunrise Co. near Keppler CreekNrn Sunrise Co. near Peace River Nampa and Three CreeksSaddle Hills Co. near Bay Tree and Silver ValleySaddle Hills Co. near Moonshine Lake Prov. ParkSaddle Hills Co. near WokingConditions will be favourable for the development of funnel clouds today.These types of funnel clouds are generated by weak rotation under rapidly growing clouds or weak thunderstorms. This weak rotation is normally not a danger near the ground. However, there is a chance that this rotation could intensify and become a weak landspout tornado.If conditions become more favourable for the development of landspout tornadoes, watches and warnings will be issued by Environment Canada.Landspout tornadoes do not usually cause significant damage but can still be dangerous. They can be strong enough to topple trees, damage roofs or toss debris short distances- Advertisement –last_img read more

Exclusive – Theo Walcott on Arsenal team-mates: “I’ve been there ten years and this is the best squad!”

first_imgArsenal striker Theo Walcott believes the club’s campaign has been a step up from last year, but the England international has demanded his team-mates mount a title challenge next season.The Gunners improved on their Premier League finish, securing third spot as opposed to last season’s fourth, and have the chance to retain the FA Cup against Aston Villa on Saturday.Walcott has spent a decade at the Emirates and has never experienced a realistic title bid, but he believes the current squad are the best equipped to do so that he has been a part of.“Overall finishing third is a step up from last year, but as I’ve said before we need to be really challenging for that Premier League,” Walcott told talkSPORT’s Warren Houghton.“Personally, I’ve been there ten years and this is the best squad I’ve actually been involved in.”Walcott has endured rumours about his Arsenal future after finding game time hard to come by at times this season, with a move to Liverpool reportedly proposed.But the 26-year-old reminded the Gunners of his undoubted quality with a quick-fire hat-trick in Arsenal’s final day demolition of West Brom, and the forward just wants to remain focused on his game.He added: “I’ve done my part. I just want to play and being given the opportunity at the weekend and I played pretty well.”Listen to the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa from 5.30pm on Saturday live on talkSPORT.last_img read more

‘Van Gaal is a defeated man and should be replaced with Mourinho’, talkSPORT told

first_imgFormer Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes Louis van Gaal looks a “defeated man” and MUST be replaced with Jose Mourinho.Van Gaal oversaw the Red Devils’ fourth consecutive defeat when they lost 2-0 away to Stoke on Boxing Day, a result which also meant they have now gone seven games without a win.The United manager then admitted in his post-match press conference that he could quit the club, and Bosnich insists the Dutchman’s body language highlights his current mindset.“If one keeps losing continuously, it sometimes leaves the board with no choice,” said the Australian glovesman, who was the only player signed twice by Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at Old Trafford.“I watched his body language very closely on Saturday and he just looked like a defeated man. The fact that he actually said he might come out and resign told its own story in itself.“Last week against Norwich [a 2-1 defeat] was a disaster, it was a little bit better on Saturday, but they’re just not good enough. In football, it generally comes down to the manager and it’s much easier to get rid of the manager than 11 players.”Since his dismissal as Chelsea manager, Mourinho has been made favourite for Van Gaal’s job, with reports that he could be in charge by the New Year.Mourinho was initially linked with the United job when Ferguson retired in 2013, and Bosnich believes it was a mistake not appointing him then and it would be another mistake not appointing him now.“Originally when Sir Alex Ferguson retired I thought he would have been the best choice to go for then,” Bosnich continued.“I know a lot of people have their doubts but the bottom line is he is one of the best managers in the world.“Everywhere he has gone during his career he has won trophies and if you speak to the majority of Manchester United fans, they just want to get back to the glory days where they are in the hunt for the major trophies.”last_img read more

COUNCIL LEADING THE WAY IN DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS

first_imgThe last number of years has seen Donegal County Council leading out on a number of new and innovative projects that will contribute to the long term benefit of the county. Many of these projects are developed by working with other agencies and organisations including community based groups throughout the county.A recently published newsletter, available on the Councils website provides information on the range of projects that the Council is currently leading out on. Michael O hÉanaigh, Director of Community, Culture and Planning acknowledges the value of working jointly with key partners as the ‘cornerstone’ of how we do business.“The Donegal County Development Board has been instrumental in enabling us to work in close partnership with various partners in the county to develop key strategic projects such as the €12 million funding confirmed for the North West Regional Science park that will see a 20,000sq ft extension to the Co-Lab facility at LYIT. It is evident that these projects are providing positive results for the county even in these challenging times”.He added that “Donegal County Council has a good track record in working with agencies and organisations at a local, crossborder, national, European and international level and many of these connections have allowed us to create synergies and avail of opportunities that otherwise, would not have been open to us.“The Donegal Diaspora project and the Donegal Gathering are great examples of how we are developing and strengthening the county’s global connections and networks to support the development of the county”. Initiatives profiled in this newsletter range from community development based projects such as the Termon Project in Pettigo Tullyhommon to strategic tourism development projects such as Sliabh Liag and Sail West (Malin Waters) to public realm type initiatives such as the Lifford/Strabane Urban and Village Renewal project to various county wide community led peace building initiatives and many more.Central to the success of many of these projects has been the Councils capacity to secure external funding through a number of mechanisms in particular EU funds such as the PEACE III and INTERREG IV Programmes and this approach is set to develop further with the setting up of a dedicated EU Funding and Policy Unit in the Council.The primary focus of this Unit is to proactively target external funding opportunities to enable the Council and its partners to maximise opportunities that will allow it to promote the social, cultural and economic development of the county. COUNCIL LEADING THE WAY IN DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS was last modified: January 16th, 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)last_img read more

Euro 2016: Portugal and France combined XI – Any room for Giroud?

first_imgYou can listen to Portugal v France in the Euro 2016 final live on talkSPORT. Click here for team news and live stream details.It is finally here!The Euro 2016 final takes place this evening, with hosts France taking on Portugal for the right to be called the best footballing country in Europe.Les Bleus have wowed audiences with some glorious displays of attacking football, and the defensive issues many suggested they would suffer from have yet to appear.Fernando Santos’ men have been a much more reserved side, staying tight at the back and only attacking when necessary, but they are utilising their key players to the best of their abilities.The hosts are favourites to claim the trophy, but who makes a combined XI of the two finalists… Centre forward – Cristiano Ronaldo 12 12 12 12 12 Right forward – Antoine Griezmann Right back – Cedric Soares Centre back – Laurent Koscielny Goalkeeper – Hugo Lloris (Click the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the combined XI) 12 12 12 12 Left forward – Dimitri Payet Centre midfield – Paul Pogba 12 Centre midfield – Blaise Matuidi 12 Left back – Patrice Evra 12 Centre back – Pepe Centre midfield – N’Golo Kante Manager – Fernando Santoslast_img read more

Ugandan defender signs for English side

first_img Tags: Borrusia DortmundHerbert BockhornHuddersfield TownUganda Cranes Bockhorn in action with Borrusia Dortmund II, last season. (PHOTO/COURTESY)Ugandan defender Herbert Bockhorn has completed a move to English Championship side, Huddersfield Town.The Ugandan born who is yet to make his debut for the Cranes, signed a two year deal with the Terriers.The Yorkshire based side confirmed Bockhorn’s signing on Monday, July 8th, 2019.“Huddersfield Town Football Club has completed the signing of defender Herbert Bockhorn on a permanent transfer from Borrusia Dortmund II. Read a statement on Huddersfield Town’s twitter account.“The 24-year-old right back joins the Terriers for a fee that will remain undisclosed and puts pen-to-paper on a two-year contract.Upon signing for Huddersfield, Bockhorn was quick to praise current Terriers manager Jan Siewert.“He saw something in me, developed something and that was a time I got better as a player.”?? #htafc has completed the signing of defender Herbert Bockhorn on a permanent transfer from @BVB II.? The 24-year-old right back joins the Terriers for a fee that will remain undisclosed and puts pen-to-paper on a two-year contract.https://t.co/m4WHXLIzua— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) July 8, 2019Bockhorn is yet to feature for the Cranes but was summoned to the Uganda National team earlier this year before withdrawing due to injury.Who is Herbert BockhornHerbert was born on 31 January 1995 in Kampala, Uganda to a Ugandan mother and a German father.He moved to Germany to begin his football career, joining the Werder Bremen Academy and progressing through the system to make the Under-17 side in the 2011/12 campaign.A step up to the Under-19 side followed in the next season, but the 2014/15 campaign was a real breakthrough one for Herbert. He made his senior debut for Bremen’s second team in the Regionalliga Nord – the German fourth tier – in September. He featured again for the team in his debut season as they won the division.Bockhorn left Bremen in the summer of 2015, moving across the division to the west to join SC Wiedenbrück. He gained much more senior experience in his sole season with the Club, scoring three times in 31 appearances.That form earned Herbert a summer move to German giants Borussia Dortmund in 2016. Joining up with the Club’s second team and playing in the fourth tier once again, he made 17 appearances under current Norwich City boss Daniel Farke in 2016/17.Upon Farke’s departure, current Town Head Coach Jan Siewert took over the side and Bockhorn was a virtual ever-present, playing largely at right back but also on the wing.His impressive performances earned him a call-up to the Ugandan national squad, with injury cruelly denying him an international debut, as well as Dortmund’s First Team. Herbert made his debut for Dortmund’s First Team in the International Champions Cup win over Liverpool FC in July 2018.Herbert had two years still to run on his Dortmund contract.Comments last_img read more