Brathwaite lands big payday

first_img POWERFUL BATSMAN BENGALURU, India (CMC): Rising West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite made headlines at the Indian Premier League auction yesterday when he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for US$626,000. The 27-year-old, who made a huge impact with his power-hitting on the recent Test tour of Australia, entered the draft with a base price of US$30,000, but saw his value catapult as Delhi moved quickly to secure his services. He will now make his first-ever appearance in the glitzy multimillion-dollar tournament that runs from April 8 to May 29. “Excited to be a part of IPL and DelhiDaredevils. Giving thanks,” Brathwaite tweeted shortly afterwards. He was one of four West Indies players to find success during the auction. Opener Dwayne Smith was picked up by new franchise Gujarat Lions for US$343,000, Test and one-day captain Jason Holder was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $104,000 while leg-spinner Samuel Badree went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $74,000. Brathwaite, a powerful lower order batsman and steady seamer, has been on the fringe of West Indies Test selection for some time, but finally made his debut on the tour of Down Under last December. He struck 59 in his first Test innings at Melbourne and then flaunted his bold attacking style in the final Test in Sydney, blasting 69 from 71 balls with seven fours and four sixes. However, it was his scintillating hundred in a one-day game against Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI last October in Colombo that would have caught the attention. He faced just 58 balls and slammed ten fours and seven sixes in a devastating knock.last_img read more

Asian Cup: China pins second loss on PH Azkals

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The defeat left the Azkals with a slim chance of making the next round in their first Asian Cup appearance. They must win their final group match against Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday in Dubai and hope that results in the other group will go their way as they try to sneak into the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed teams. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKyrgyzstan was slated to play South Korea late Friday. Unlike their creditable performance against Korea, who dealt them a 1-0 defeat last Monday, the Azkals struggled to settle into the match against a physical Chinese side. LA Tenorio sees big things for Scottie Thompson: ‘He’ll be the face of PBA’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Convincing by win China. Photo from AFC CupABU DHABI – China proved too classy for the Philippines as it came away with a 3-0 win last Friday night to reach the knockout stage of the AFC Asian Cup at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium here. A brace from Wu Lei and a close-range header from substitute Yu Dabao in the second half propelled the Dragons to their second straight victory in Group C, while sending the Azkals to their second loss in the tournament. ADVERTISEMENT View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES The Chinese striker finally got his second goal in the 66th minute as his volley off a free kick came flying past Falkesgaard. Eriksson made his first substitution moments later with Phil Younghusband coming on for Carlie De Murga. That hardly changed the pattern for the Azkals as Wu almost got his hat trick in the 79th minute, forcing another superb stop from Falkesgaard. The third goal came two minutes later when Yu Dabao headed home from close range after the Azkals failed to clear a corner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Coach Sven Goran Eriksson made one change to the side with Manny Ott making way for Carlie De Murga, who was on the right of Alvaro Silva of a three-man backline. Stephan Schrock was moved to the left wing with Luke Woodland taking his right wingback spot. Despite China’s early endeavor, the first real chance actually fell to the Azkals in the 22nd minute when Patrick Reichelt and Patrick Strauss combined to release Javier Patino on the left only for Feng Xiaoting to block the goalbound effort.It was China’s turn to threaten in the 33rd minute with Wu Xi heading Hao Junmin’s cross just wide off Michael Falkesgaard’s goal. China took the lead thanks to a moment of brilliance from Wu, the Shanghai SIPG star, who was marked by Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson as the Chinese’ danger man. Afforded time and space just outside the area, Wu looped the ball over Falkesgaard and into the top corner.Just before halftime, Ingreso forced Yan Junling into a fingertip save from distance. The second half started the same way as the first with the Dragons on the ascendancy. Six minutes after the restart, Falkesgaard was called into action by a well hit volley from Wu. ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READlast_img read more

PI into Babita Sarjou’s murder continues

first_imgThe Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder of Babita Sarjou, who had gone missing for some six years, continued on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Murdered: Babita SarjouEx-husband Sharnandand Naraine called “Anand”Sharnandand Naraine, called ‘Anand’, the ex-husband of Sarjou; and Dorel Pronton, called ‘Yankee’ of Lot 54 Broad Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, both appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The court heard the testimonies of Corporal Lowe, Corporal Elexie, Superintendent McCurious and Deputy Superintendent Alli, who were all present on the day of the discovery.Attorney Peter Hugh is representing Naraine, while Pronton is being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes.The offence brought against them alleged that on November 4, 2010, they conspired to murder Babita Sarjou.The Preliminary Inquiry is set to continue on August 4, 2016.After being missing for six years, Police were able to crack the case after they received information about the death of Sarjou.On May 22, 2016 Crime Chief Wendell Blunhum, accompanied by a posse, swooped on the home of Naraine atMurder suspect Dorel Pronton, called “Yankee”Lot 51 Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, where they dug up a site in the yard and the woman’s remains were found.Sarjou went missing on November 4, 2010, after she allegedly received a called from Naraine who stated that he would accompany her to a Diwali Motorcade.Reportedly, on that night, Sarjou got into Naraine’s vehicle where she was strangled by Pronton who was in the back seat.Her lifeless body was transported to the home of Naraine where it was buried in the shallow grave.last_img read more

“We’re ready to work with Govt on way forward” – Opposition Leader

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday evening said the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition is ready and willing to work with the coalition Government to determine the way forward following the passage of the No-confidence Motion against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Administration.He was at the time delivering his final address to the National Assembly before adjournment ahead of the festive holidays.The Opposition Leader, who is also the General Secretary of the PPP, noted that while the preceding events were unprecedented, it is pushing democracy forward.“We on both sides of the House, we have to now sit and talk about how we move forward over the course of the next few months and over the course of the future. I’m doing that on this side… and I’m very conscious of what I mean and what implications it would have for the future of Guyana,” he posited.The Opposition Leader acknowledged that both sides have constituencies and as such, “we have to find a way now to ensure that we maximise all of the national skills and look past the politics of it so that we can, in the upcoming era, which can be transformative, we can present a united face to the rest of the world. And this, although it may seem an unprecedented and maybe disappointing for the members of the Government side, it’s also an opportunity – and I would hope we all see it as an opportunity – for engagement very, very early on both sides and decide on how we [move forward].”last_img read more

Arsenal and Chelsea stars included in FIFA Team of the Week

first_img FIFA 19: Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea stars make TOTW Alexandre Lacazette and Ross Barkley have been rewarded for their performances over the weekend by being including in the FIFA Team of the Week.Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is also included, having netted a stunning four goals in 13 minutes against Lyon. WHAT A SIGNING REST OF SQUAD:GK: Oier – Levante (81 Rating)CB: Lorenzo Tonelli – Sampdoria (81 Rating)CM: Jonas Hofmann – Borussia Monchengladbach (82 Rating)ST: Cristhian Stuani – Girona (83 Rating)ST: Paco Alcacer – Borussia Dortmund (82 Rating)RM: James Forrest – Celtic (81 Rating) Latest FIFA 19 News 3 IN FORM STARS 3 One player from every Premier League club who deserves a FIFA 20 downgrade in-form stars Griezmann signs Pogba on FIFA and jokes the kit looks good on him Lacazette, Mbappe and Barkley were among those in TOTW4 FIFA 19: Burnley, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Watford stars make TOTW 24 One player from every Premier League club who deserves an upgraded rating on FIFA 20 FIFA 20 career mode: New features and possible highest potential players STARTING XI:GK: David Ospina – Napoli (82 Rating)LB: Benedikt Howedes – Lokomotiv (84 Rating)CB: Matthijs de Ligt – Ajax (83 Rating)CB: Ruben Dias – Benfica (82 Rating)CM: Ross Barkley – Chelsea (82 Rating)CAM: Hulk – Shanghai SIPG (84 Rating)CAM: Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig (84 Rating)RM: Kylian Mbappe – PSG (88 Rating)ST: Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal (86 Rating)ST: Ciro Immobile – Lazio (88 Rating)ST: Mauro Icardi – Inter (88 Rating) One player from every Premier League club who deserves FIFA 19 ratings upgrade center_img CHANGE Tottenham wonderkid left laughing after huge error Ronaldo removed from cover of FIFA 19 and replaced by De Bruyne, Neymar and Dybala Forrest, like Mbappe, bagged four this week CF: Joshua King – Bournemouth (82 Rating)RWB: Damian Martinez – Union (76 Rating)LM: Jonathan Bamba – Lille (78 Rating)CAM: Jesus Imaz – Wisla Krakow (78 Rating)ST: Lukas Jutkiewicz – Birmingham City (76 Rating)ST: Saleh Al Shehri – Al Raed (72 Rating) Icardi recorded two goals as Inted beat SPAL FIFA 19: Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea stars make TOTW 3 Lacazette bagged two during Arsenal’s 5-1 win at Fulham to get the nod, while Chelsea’s Barkley features after scoring and assisting against Southampton on Sunday.But who else made this week’s squad? Scroll down to find out. MEN OF THE MOMENT STATS NO GOOD Reality Check DROPPED SICK AS A PARROTT REFRESH last_img read more

Juventus to offer Man United choice of three stars to secure Paul Pogba deal

first_imgJuventus are so desperate to bring Paul Pogba back to Italy, the Serie A champions are willing to offer Manchester United the choice of three of their top talents to seal the deal.Pogba was seemingly set to leave United in the summer due to several spats with Jose Mourinho, and it appears as though a second exit may still be on the table. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2 Mehdi Benatia could help United’s problems at the back The World Cup winning midfielder has endured an indifferent run of form ever since returning to Old Trafford in a world record deal in 2016.He missed the Manchester derby defeat to rivals City through injury and it seems his presence was sorely missed.When asked about a return to his former side after helping United claim a 2-1 Champions League victory, Pogba was extremely defensive and refused to give much away.“Who knows? I’m with United now,” Pogba said. Latest Transfer News RANKED The midfielder is also wanted by Barcelona, but Juve are confident of bringing the star back to Turin.According to the Daily Express, sporting director Fabio Paratici is ready to give United the choice of either centre half Medhi Benatia, left wing back Alex Sandro or striker Mario Mandzukic.The Red Devils have struggled defensively for several seasons and Mourinho himself admitted he wanted to bring in defensive reinforcements.However, before the Portuguese can think about bringing any of those players in, he will have to also offer a significant cash sum along with Pogba. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “There is so much talk about this, but am happy to be playing for Manchester United. It was wonderful coming back here, although it felt weird going into the ‘away’ locker room.“I was so accustomed to the Juve one. The reaction of the fans really moved me, as I missed them and Italian football. It was great to be back in this stadium, where I started out and won big trophies.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND REVEALED 2 Alex Sandro and Mario Mandzukic are just two of the players Man United have been offered Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

The Renaissance kid

first_imgLogan B. Goldberg started off writing fables to teach his sister the value of persistence. Then he sold homemade books to raise money for the homeless. Then he started a mediation service, resolving conflict with words, rather than fists. He was recently honored by members of his congregation at Adat Chaverim in Studio City for “excellence and social responsibility.” Logan just turned 10. The next youngest honoree is 60. Even at his tender age, he’s got the practiced modesty of an Academy Award winner and amazingly polished grammar, to boot. “I felt like other people deserved it, so I was upset that I won and they didn’t,” he said. “But I’m looking up at people who’ve done so much for the world, I was just honored to be up there with them.” As a second-grader at Balboa Magnet in Northridge, he became the schoolyard expert at crisis management, stopping eight fights between fifth-graders. He adopted a Solomonic approach, listening to both sides to hear out the argument, then ruling in a fashion to appease both parties. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Logan’s got his eye on becoming a patent attorney, just like his father, but his parents believe he’s destined for politics. An accomplished poet and storyteller, Logan is also a budding civil rights activist, demanding that his family spend a day of reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s life each year. “Most of my life, I’ve been trying to help people,” he said. “When I have spare time, this is what I like to do. That and building Legos.”— Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESRaphoe Family Resource Centre:International Women’s Day 2015 Raphoe Family Resource Centre invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day with us on Friday 6th March from 11am to 12.30pm.On display will be art works from a selection of classes that take place here in the Centre showcasing inspirational women in their lives.Paediatric First Aid Training The Family Resource Centre is running a free workshop on Paediatric First Aid on Thursday 16th April from 10.20am-12.00pm. The workshop is suitable for parent/guardians, grandparents, childminders, babysitters and anyone interested in learning or refreshing lifesaving skills. To book a place please contact Laura on 074- 9145796/0873641503 or email raphoefrc@eircom.netEarly booking is advisable.Community Employment OpportunityThe Family Resource Centre has a vacancy for a Youth Support Worker (19.5 hours per week) through Donegal Youth Service Community Employment Project. Applicants must be eligible for Department of Social Protection Community Employment (terms and conditions apply). Please contact your local DSP Office to ensure eligibility. For further details or an application form please contact Lee Stephenson, Community Employment Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service on 074-9129630 or send CV (with PPS No and Date of Birth to Lee Stephenson, CE Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. You can also call into Raphoe Family Resource Centre, Unit 3, Marathon Building, William Street, Raphoe. Tel. 074-9145796/0873641503 or email raphoefrc@eircom.netSinead McGavigan School of DanceThere are still a few places remaining for the Hip-hop, Street, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Freestyle dancing in the Family Resource Centre on Tuesday evenings. 4-7 year olds from 6.30-7.30pm and 8-12 year olds from 7.30-8.30pm. Cost is €5 per session. Having a birthday party? Need a room / hall to have your meetings?Raphoe Frc CAN PROVIDE ROOM /HALL HIRE AT A VERY REASONABLE RATE. Kitchen facilities are also available. Accessible to all. For further information telephone Laura on 0749145796.Afterschool Programme:Monday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Computer Club 3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Computer ClubTuesday; 3-4pm 3rd & 4th Classes Homework Support;4-5pm 5th & 6th Classes Drop-in;Wednesday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support;4-5pm 3rd-6th Classes Computer Club7-9pm Secondary School Youth CaféThursday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support.Little Smiles with big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking GroupWanting to become fit or fitter in 2015? Don’t’ like to walk alone? Joining Raphoe Walking group could be the answer! The Walking group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.Date for your diary:The Family Resource will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday 7th May on recognising and understanding self-harming. The workshop will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. To book a place please contact Laura on 074 9145796/087 3641503.Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.St.Eunan’s National School Enrolment 2015Enrolment Forms are now available in the school office. Parents are now asked to enrol their child by 27th March. Birth Cert, Baptismal Cert and PPS No are required for enrolment.Raphoe Friday Seniors Club:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commences on Thursday 26th February in the Recreational Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 13th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074) 9145451 (after 7.00pm), Sammy Magee (074) 9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.Slimming WorldDo you want to achieve your weight loss dreams in 2015. Well now you can with our new Streamlined Extra Easy Plan, even easier than before. And power up your weight loss with our new weight loss boosting eating plan. If you would like to know more, come along to one of our warm and friendly groupsEvery Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt hall RaphoeOr contact Geraldine on 0863348048 I look forward to seeing you soonSt, Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & OthersSt. Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others 
Starting back 4th March @ 8:15 pm 
if you are 18 years and over and 
would like to get fit, learn a new skill, have fun and 
meet new friends then this is the team for you! 
New players ALWAYS WELCOMEVariety AuctionA Variety Auction will take place in Donoughmore Church Hall, Liscooly on Saturday 21st March at 1.00pm. Items for sale include livestock, hay, straw, silage, meal, coal, briquettes, bric-a-brac, cake stall and teas. Everyone welcome.World Day of Prayer will take place in Donoughmore Church, Liscooly on Friday 6th March at 8.00pm. Come along and bring a friend.Blood Donor ClinicThere will be a Blood Donor Clinic in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March from 3-5pm & 7-9.30pm. Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly. Donor Line-1850 731 137.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: LISCOOLEY TO HOST VARIETY AUCTION was last modified: February 28th, 2015 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:donegalRaphoe noteslast_img read more

Cranes conduct first training session ahead of Cape Verde clash

first_img Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersHassan Wasswatop Some of the Uganda Cranes players during Tuesday’s session at Lugogo2019 AFCON Qualifier-Group LUganda Vs Cape VerdeMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 17-11-2018 @4:00pmLUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes conducted their first training session at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo ahead of their AFCON qualifier game Cape Verde on Friday morning.The session was attended by a  group of 18 players, 14 locally based and 4 foreign. The foreign included Hassan Wasswa, Emmanuel Okwi, Murushid Jjuuko and Nicholas Wadada.Meanwhile the session involved ball work, body stretching drills under head coach Sebastian Desabre, his assistant Mathias Lule and and trainer Gerome D’Antonio.After the session, assistant Captain Hassan Wasswa who joined the camp early explained why he was an early bird.“I came in early for national team because we had a game against Al Ahly but there playing CAF and so the game was postponed, said Waswa.He also added that Cape Verde is a strong team but they are determined to go back to AFCON and also get the three points from Cape Verde.“We are yearning to return to the AFCON next year, continued the dreadlocked versatile player.“Every player has that focus and we are all determined.Earlier before, the Kobs (U23 side) also conducted a session in the early morning light showers as they prepare to face off with Sudan on Wednesday,14th November in the CAF U23 AFCON qualifiers.Players who attended the Cranes’ first training session:Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda) Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC, Uganda)Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Yayo Lutimba (Vipers SC), Filbert Obenchan (KCCA, Uganda)Midfielders: Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC Uganda), Ambrose Kirya SC Villa),Forward: Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Viane Sekajugo (Onduparaka FC, Uganda), Dan Sserunkuma (Vipers SC, Uganda).Comments last_img read more

Is Raiders’ Jon Gruden new and improved? Nope. Same as he ever was

first_imgALAMEDA — No one in the last decade has come into the NFL coaching ranks with a bigger target on his back than Jon Gruden.Part of it was because Gruden had become a cottage industry since his first go-around. He was the crazy coach and ESPN star who pitched imported Mexican beer, chicken wings and tires for your car.Part of it was the mythic 10-year, $100 million contract bestowed upon Gruden by Mark Davis — even … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more