Hodge, Tonge put Hurricanes in control

first_img Unbeaten NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC): Embattled Leeward Islands Hurricanes pivoted on Montcin Hodge’s maiden first- class century to flourish against leaders Guyana Jaguars on the second day of their ninth- round game in the Regional four-day championship yesterday. Unbeaten on 74 overnight, the right-handed Hodge ended on a superb unbeaten 149 as Hurricanes, resuming the day on 237 for three, were eventually dismissed for 430 on the stroke of tea at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. Hurricanes were rocking on 298 for seven before lunch, but Hodge anchored two great stands to see the hosts to their eventual total. He put on 40 for the eighth wicket with Jeremiah Louis (18) before adding a superb 91 for the ninth wicket with Gavin Tonge, whose entertaining 59 required a mere 63 deliveries, and contained six fours and three sixes. Jaguars then slumped to 61 for three at the close, still 369 runs behind heading into day three of the contest. Left-hander Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 20 at the close and was partnered by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on two. Hurricanes made early inroads into the Jaguars innings when fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, the Under-19 World Cup star, had Test opener Rajindra Chandrika caught at the wicket in the second over for four with the score on six for one. AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, TRINIDAD: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride’s 396 all out, were 111 for three in their first innings at the close on the second day. Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66). RED FORCE 111 for three (Kyle Hope 61 not out).last_img read more

Region 1 leptospirosis outbreak – Matthews Ridge Hospital resumes operations

first_img…no new cases reportedSome of the sick workers being transported to the Georgetown Public HospitalThere have been no new reported cases of leptospirosis in Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini), following the initial cases last week.Guyana Times was informed that the Matthews Ridge Hospital was sanitised and operations resumed, even as the medical team that was discharged to the area, continues to assess other miners who were working in the mining tunnel where several workers fell ill.This publication was reliably informed that the team comprising of about 15 persons is operating out of the compound of Manganese Company Inc (GMI) and are carrying out health checks on the other miners even as the operations of the company remain at a halt.Meanwhile, the patients that were air-dashed to the city over the weekend are receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they remain in an isolated area.Health Minister Volda Lawrence had confirmed on Tuesday that 200 mining employees are being assessed for leptospirosis after several workers of GMI fell ill and one died.The Minister noted that several tests were done on the miners and samples will be sent to the Caribbean Reference Laboratory, in St Vincent and the Grenadines, for further evaluation.On Saturday last, a medical team from the Mabaruma Hospital was deployed to Matthews Ridge. Eight persons were air-dashed to the city after one died.The symptoms the men exhibited were pain, fever, headache and respiratory distress.Meanwhile on Monday, six more miners from Matthews Ridge were flown out to the city with similar symptoms.During the interview on Tuesday, Lawrence noted that there were no reports of any new cases at health centres in any neighbouring villages. As such, she said there was no suspected connection to the Venezuela border situation, since only the miners who were working at a particular tunnel have been affected thus far.The manganese mining company has been instructed to halt further exploration until the Public Health Ministry and a team from the Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Social Protection Ministry advise further on the matter.While the specialists continue to work on the patients admitted on Saturday, results have shown that two patients tested positive for leptospirosis, which is known to be spread through direct contact with rat urine or faeces.last_img read more

West Moberly First Nations concludes Supreme Court hearing

first_img[asset|aid=2484|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a456615cd946ddd4ff75ae9c0e6f7855-Roland 1_1_Pub.mp3]In October, First Coal President and CEO, Doug Smith, said the company has established a ‘caribou mitigation and monitoring plan’ with their biologist consultants. But Roland says the company cannot mitigate the extinction of a species.The judicial court proceedings started on Monday this week, and will be completed on Thursday.Willson says he feels confident the West Moberly First Nation have made a good argument. The judge could make a decision at any time, but is expected to return with a ruling in a month or two.Advertisement By Christine RumleskieThe West Moberly First Nation has wrapped up its final day in B.C. Supreme Court.Members of the first nation have been in Victoria since Monday, taking part in a judicial review on the Province’s decision to allow development in caribou habitat.- Advertisement -Chief Roland Willson discussed the situation during a courtroom break on Thursday.Willson says the debate started when the Province granted mining permits to Vancouver-based First Coal. He says the company is now legally allowed to extract bulk samples, in the heart of the Treaty 8 land – an area that is home to the last 11 Burnt Pine Caribou.He says the decision is violating the First Nations treaty rights.Advertisement [asset|aid=2485|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a456615cd946ddd4ff75ae9c0e6f7855-Roland 2_1_Pub.mp3]The West Moberly First Nation has a population of around 190 people, and is located approximately 90km southwest of Fort St. John.last_img read more

Big spending Wazito rope in ex Gor duo

first_imgThe Burundian international picked up a tendon injury towards the end of the 2017 season that saw him require surgery and consequently put him out for a long period of time.Having found Philemon Otieno rooted at the right back slot, Nizigiyimana played sparingly and ended up moving to Uganda where he played in Vipers’ run to second spot in the league.“I feel happy to be back here because Kenya is like home for me. I am glad to join Wazito which is a new challenge and I hope to work hard and get back on top. I want to be back to the Karim that the Gor Mahia fans knew way back and I am confident I will,” Nizigiyimana stated.Former Gor Mahia defender Karim Nizigiyimana has joined newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC. PHOTO/WazitoThe return of the two will be a nostalgic picture for the yester years when the two who arrived in Gor at the start of the 2015 season. Their speed and accurate crossing from either wing was a nightmare for most defenders.Their form led to Gor finishing the 2015 season unbeaten under Frank Nuttall with the two contributing highly to Michael Olunga’s run up to the top scorer’s gong.Meanwhile, also joining the club is striker Elvis Rupia who returns to the country after an unsuccessful stint in the Zambian league with giants Power Dynamos.Rupia left the country in the middle of the 2018 season to join Dynamos having scored 15 goals in 22 league matches for Nzoia, but his sojourn to Central Africa was not a happy one as he ended up spending more time on the sidelines.He hopes to rediscover his form that once made him one of the most sought after strikers in the country.Former Nzoia Sugar striker Elvis Rupia has joined newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC. PHOTO/WazitoWazito have been building up a new team with huge funding from their billionaire owner Ricardro Badoer and among the players who have come in so far include Piston Mutamba and Mike Oduor from Sofapaka, Bernard Ochieng from Vihiga, Derrick Otanga from Sony Sugar as well as youngsters Joshua Nyatini and Bixente Otieno.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Gor Mahia defender Abouba Sibomana has joined newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC. PHOTO/WazitoNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – Newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC has continued their overall makeover with their latest acquisition being ex Gor Mahia wingbacks Karim Nizigiyimana and Abouba Sibomana as well as former Nzoia Sugar hitman Elvis Rupia.While Sibomana left Gor two seasons ago to return to his native Rwanda after two successful seasons, Nizigiyimana left for Ugandan side Vipers SC at the close of the 2018 season after failing to land back his starting role following a long stint with injury.last_img read more

Young QBs shine bright this season

first_imgNFL: Current crop of stars will be joined by new faces. By Paul Gutierrez THE SACRAMENTO BEE They always come in waves. Say hello to the NFL’s latest young guns: the Washington Redskins’ Jason Campbell, the Denver Broncos’ Jay Cutler, the Minnesota Vikings’ Tarvaris Jackson, the Arizona Cardinals’ Matt Leinart, the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, the Houston Texans’ Matt Schaub and the Tennessee Titans’ Vince Young. And that’s not counting such established-yet-relative-youngsters as the Cincinnati Bengals’ Carson Palmer, who is in his fifth season, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, who already has won a Super Bowl, and the Chicago Bears’ exasperating Rex Grossman of the reigning NFC champs. Then there are such up-and-comers as 49ers third-year pro Alex Smith, the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, Buffalo’s J.P. Losman, the Bills’ first first-round quarterback selection since Kelly, and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ David Garrard, who is in his sixth season and unseated Byron Leftwich. Waiting for a chance are guys like Aaron Rodgers, who might be turning blue in the face waiting for Favre to retire, and rookies Brady Quinn in Cleveland and JaMarcus Russell – whenever this year’s No. 1 pick comes to terms with the Raiders. Perhaps not since the days of the Super Bowl itself being longer than the pregame show has the NFL been so loaded with young, exciting and potential-laden stars under center. But is it simply a cyclical thing, or is this crop of quarterbacks sure to outshine previous generations? Remember, 10 years ago this week, Sports Illustrated proclaimed the then-AFC Central as the NFL’s hippest division with such stud quarterbacks as the Steelers’ Kordell Stewart, the Oilers’ Steve McNair, the Jaguars’ Mark Brunell, the Bengals’ Jeff Blake and the Ravens’ Vinny Testaverde. There was not a single Hall of Famer among them. “Three things are happening,” Raiders senior administrator Artie Gigantino said. “Colleges are doing a better job of preparing guys. The option (offense) is out; nobody really runs the option anymore, so with the style of offenses that are out there, guys are coming into the league better prepared.” The rise of offseason organized team activities also is a factor and helps more than sending a player to the now-defunct NFL Europa, Gigantino said. “And third, guys are staying healthier,” Gigantino added. “Look at Manning and Brady. Those guys don’t miss a game. One thing you have to notice is you can’t win in the last 10 years without a great quarterback. Sure, Baltimore won it on the strength of their defense, but Trent Dilfer was more than efficient.” Jim Hostler, the 49ers’ offensive coordinator who is in his eighth NFL season, said the rise of so many young quarterbacks is typical, what with coaches turning over so rapidly. “When coaches turn over faster, players turn over faster,” Hostler said. “And the first player a new coach wants to change is the quarterback. You don’t have a lot of stability.” Which could explain the flameouts of recent first-round busts Ryan Leaf and Tim Couch. Don Yee, Brady’s agent, was pragmatic when asked about so many young starting quarterbacks across the league and saw “nothing unusual” in the trend. “There’s a difference between getting an opportunity to play and actually being good,” Yee said. “The myth in the NFL, at least in my view, is the best player plays.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Since the NFL’s merger in 1970, you could not mention Bart Starr without throwing in Len Dawson, a dash of Joe Namath and a hint of Johnny Unitas. What would Fran Tarkenton have been without Bob Griese, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and Dan Fouts? And, of course, besides stonewashed jeans, big hair and the outstanding music of the 1980s, you had Joe Montana, John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly in the “Me Decade,” with Warren Moon serving as a bridge to Troy Aikman and Steve Young in the ’90s. These days, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the Canton-bound standard bearers, even as it seems Brett Favre, entering his 17th season in Green Bay, took over under center from Starr. Yet there is something of a chill in the air on the eve of the 2007 NFL season, a seeming changing of the guard when it comes to the game’s glamour position. Consider: Fifteen of the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks are in their fifth season or fewer in the league, the equivalent of being a redshirt senior in college. And really, isn’t that when a signal caller is supposed to peak in that environment? Plus, of those 15, seven will start their teams’ season openers for the first time. last_img read more

Steve McClaren confident Newcastle can complete two key January transfer deals

first_img1 Steve McClaren Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is hoping for a much-needed double transfer breakthrough as he attempts to drag the club out of yet another worrying tailspin.It is understood Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet was on Tyneside on Monday to discuss a potential move, while the Magpies are also understood to have formalised their long-held interest in Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey.Senegal international Saivet, 25, has spent much of his career playing as a winger but has occupied a central role for his club this season and could cost in excess of £4million.Shelvey, who was coveted by former boss Alan Pardew during his time at St James’ Park, appears to be heading out of Swansea after losing his place under first Garry Monk and then new boss Alan Curtis.He was reportedly involved in a row with a Swans fan following the club’s 3-2 FA Cup third round defeat by League Two Oxford on Sunday.Shelvey has been linked with a £10million switch to Newcastle as the club attempts to end a run of four consecutive 1-0 defeats and ease itself out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with home games against Manchester United on Tuesday evening and West Ham at the weekend.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Mantis Cranes and Mc Menamin Engineering seek Operations Manager

first_imgJob Vacancy: Mantis Cranes and Mc Menamin Engineering seek Operations ManagerMantis Cranes Ireland Ltd and McMenamin Engineering Ltd are based in the Finn Valley area.The companies are family-owned businesses with over 30 years’ experience in equipment manufacturing, plant hire and sales and structural steel fabrication within Ireland and further afield. As part of the development of the organisation, we are now creating and recruiting for the position of Operations Manager based in our facility in Lismulladuff, Killygordon, Co Donegal.As the Operations Manager, you will be tasked with overseeing the management of day to day activities of the organisations in line with the Directors expectations.The main responsibilities of the position will include:Manage and oversee the day to day activities within both organisationsSupport department heads to deliver on the company’s expectationsPlan and manage change within the companyPromote new or alternative methods of efficienciesResponsible for health and safety complianceMinimum Qualifications required for this position: Third level degree in an Engineering or Construction disciplineThree years post qualification experience at management level with a minimum of two years’ experience from within a manufacturing/engineering environmentGood communication and negotiation skills and the ability to obtain pre-determined resultsDemonstrating a good mechanical aptitude with strong technical and IT SkillsA competitive salary will be offered in line with the candidate’s qualifications.All applications should be sent by email to jobs@mantiscranes.ie by Friday 10th May 2019.Job Vacancy: Mantis Cranes and Mc Menamin Engineering seek Operations Manager was last modified: April 23rd, 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:jobsMantis Cranes Ireland Ltdlast_img read more

Echo of Kon-Tiki sets sail into Pacific

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Norwegian team that includes Thor Heyerdahl’s grandson paddled Friday into the Pacific Ocean to repeat the famed adventurer’s journey aboard the balsa raft Kon-Tiki. “My personal motivation is to have a great adventure,” 28-year-old Olav Heyerdahl told The Associated Press before he and five shipmates embarked for the trip across the Pacific on the balsa raft Tangaroa – named for the Polynesian god of the ocean. In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and his team sailed their primitive raft 5,000 miles from Peru to Polynesia in 101 days to support Heyerdahl’s theory that the South Sea Islands were settled by ancient mariners from South America. Heyerdahl, who died in 2002 at age 87, documented his voyage in the best-selling book “Kon-Tiki” and in an Oscar-winning documentary film. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe new 56-foot vessel, built on a dry-dock in Lima’s port of Callao, is larger than the Kon-Tiki, with eight crossbeams lashed to 11 balsa logs from Ecuador and covered by a bamboo deck. Atop a hardwood cabin, the crew fitted a thatched-reed roof made by Aymara Indians from Lake Titicaca. The Kon-Tiki carried only the most basic equipment, even by 1947 standards. But the Tangaroa features abundant modern technology, including solar panels to generate electricity and satellite navigation and communications gear. Olav Heyerdahl said during the journey they planned to constantly update the Web page for the expedition – an $800,000 venture backed by the Norwegian Environment Ministry, private businesses and his grandfather’s hometown of Larvik, Norway.last_img read more


first_imgThe brilliant Karen Guthrie in action against Clare during the campaignDONEGAL’S Senior ladies are off to Dublin today in a bid to land a place in next year’s Lidl Division One.The ladies take on Westmeath at 5.30pm in Parnell Park.Micheal Naughton’s girls topped Lidl Division Two this year, winning every game. But under LGFA rules – some would say unfair rules – only the team which wins the League final gets promotion.So it’s very much ‘winner takes all’.The game locally has been under a bit of a cloud this week after Termon sisters Nicole and Geraldine McLaughlin were both hurt in separate incidents in the senior gaeltacht final last Monday.Thankfully both girls have recovered, although Nicole is unlikely to feature in today’s game. The game is on the box  – with proceedings also live on TG4 – but it’s not too late to get into the car and head for Dublin.First class football is guaranteed as part of the double header with unbeaten Mayo facing Cork in the Division One final at 7.15pm. DONEGAL LADIES IN LEAGUE TITLE BID was last modified: May 7th, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today slammed the government on its refusal to reverse the cut to the Respite Care Grant following the defeat of the Carers’ Motion in the Dáil.The Private Members’ Motion which was last night defeated in the Dáil called on the government to reverse the cut to the Respite Care Grant also included calls to introduce induction training for carers as well as to provide free general practitioner care to full-time family carers in recognition of the service they provide at considerable savings to the State.“Carers save this State €4 billion annually and the expenditure of €771 million in supports pales into insignificance against this saving. While it has been widely stated in the Dáil the contribution that carers make for State they unfortunately still see it fit to cut the funds that these people rely on so heavily. “This motion provided for the provision of supports in terms of income and other measures that would recognise carers and show clearly that we as a State and society value them and the work that they do.“Minister Burton has stated that this grant is higher now than it was in 2002 but this is ten years on and carers should be able to expect that the grant would recognise the increased costs that they face and the fact that the grant goes to providing much needed resources for their loved one.“It is telling that only 5,000 of the 76,000 people in receipt of the grant are not receiving another carer’s payment which shows that the grant is an income support and should not have been cut in such a callous way.“It’s unsurprising that the government would be cynical enough to oppose an opposition motion, but if they were thinking about the welfare of carers they would never have voted in favour of this cut in the first place,” stated Pringle.  TD PRINGLE’S ANGER OVER GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO REVERSE RESPITE CARE CUTS was last modified: December 20th, 2012 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:TD PRINGLE’S ANGER OVER GOVERNMENT REFUSAL TO REVERSE RESPITE CARE CUTSlast_img read more