first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent, (CMC):Opener John Campbell plundered his second first-class hundred as Jamaica Scorpions turned the page on a series of ordinary recent performances with a strong effort on the opening day of their penultimate round contest against Windward Islands Volcanoes.The left-hander carved out a career-best 135, an innings that propelled the visitors to 284 for five at the close yesterday at the Arnos Vale Stadium.Paul Palmer celebrated his return to the team and to the captaincy with an unbeaten 31, while Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood scored 27 and Antiguan Devon Thomas, 24 not out.Off-spinner Liam Sebastien (2-74) and leg-spinner Keron Cottoy (2-91) finished with two wickets apiece.Opting to bat first in an attempt to reverse a trend of four consecutive defeats, Scorpions started positively when Campbell and Shacaya Thomas put up 39 for the first wicket.Thomas made 14 in just over an hour at the crease and his departure, lbw to Barbadian medium pacer Kyle Mayers, saw Campbell inspire three successive half-century stands to keep the innings going.He put on 72 for the second wicket with Barbadian Kirk Edwards, who made 24; another 58 for the third wicket with Andre McCarthy, who scored 20; and 53 for the fourth wicket with Blackwood.All told, Campbell struck 15 fours and two sixes in an innings lasting 192 balls and just under four and a half hours.He raised his first 50 off 80 balls with six fours and was unbeaten on 52 at lunch with Edwards on 17 as Scorpions reached a comfortable 85 for one.The post-lunch session also belonged to the visitors as Campbell dominated, racing to his hundred to be 122 not out at tea with the Scorpions on 197 for three.When he and Blackwood were out within 15 runs of each other in the final session to leave the Scorpions on 237 for five, Palmer and Devon Thomas combined to add 47 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand.Palmer has so far faced 63 balls and counted four fours.last_img read more


first_imgA remarkable ceremony to mark the grave of one of Celtic FC’s founding members is to be held in Co Donegal on Saturday week.In conjunction with the Celtic Graves Society there will be a family ceremony in Frosses graveyard to mark the grave of Joseph Francis McGroary who 125 years ago was part of the committee responsible for founding Glasgow Celtic.Those who will attend the ceremony will include a member of Celtic FC, members of the McGroary family and members of the Association of Donegal Celtic Supporters club. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend the event and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside.Born in Glasgow in 1865 his father Bernard was from Inver, Donegal and Joseph maintained connections with Donegal throughout his life, spending his last days in the town of Mountcharles.He was married in August 1888 in Mountcharles to his sweetheart Catherine Cannon from Drumkeelan. He was one of the first post-Reformation Catholic solicitors in Glasgow and active in the city’s Irish political scene.A pupil of St. Aloysius College along with other early Celtic figures such as John H McLaughlin and Joseph Shaughnessy he later represented it in elections for the city’s Catholic Union and was a member of the Irish National League along with other key figures in the foundation of Celtic FC. After meetings were held to establish a new Irish Catholic football club in the East End of Glasgow in late 1887, Joseph McGroary was one the club members elected to be part of, in Willie Maley’s words, ‘the Committee formed to carry through the great work’.Joseph was a Celtic committee member at various times throughout the club’s tumultuous first decade and played a significant role in the stormy debate over the direction the club would take in becoming a limited liability company in 1897.A colourful character, Joseph left Glasgow for Brooklyn, USA 1898 before returning to Mountcharles some four decades later, where he passed away in 1937. He provides a direct connection between the County Donegal and Celtic FC from the club’s earliest days.This commemoration has been organised in association with the Donegal Gathering and is one of a series of events designed to invite the Donegal Diaspora home in this year-long celebration of all things Irish. UNIQUE GRAVE CEREMONY TO REMEMBER CELTIC FC GREAT was last modified: August 28th, 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) Tags:celtic fcFrancis McGroaryFROSSESgravelast_img read more


first_imgA local Donegal County Councillor has submitted a proposal to build better links between the Gaeltacht in Donegal and Scottish Gàidhealtachd to form stronger relationships between the two Gaelic languages. West Donegal Councillor and avid Gaeltacht campaigner, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, said the proposal, which was submitted at a recent Donegal County Council’s Irish Language Committee meeting, is now under consideration with the committee.Speaking to Donegal Daily, he said: “It was agreed as a council that we would work on this and make a connection with one of the (Scottish) islands to start with because our languages are very similar. “There has been no particular island has been proposed at this stage, but Barra Island has been suggested in the past because there is some connection there already.“This is to build cultural and meaningful relationships with other communities and the language which is very similar but not the same as our own.“There has been a tradition of connections between Sean-nós singers and the islands and community in west Donegal.“And I want to see that connection reestablished to learn and share experiences and, more importantly, that Gaeltacht communities, whether that be in Scotland or Donegal, are supporting each other and keeping the beautiful and ancient languages intact for the next generation.” Proposals submitted to build stronger language links between Donegal and Scotland was last modified: October 31st, 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)last_img read more


first_img“We have to give credit to the guy. He’s really willing to take the shot. That’s why he’s Terrence Romeo. In short, makapal talaga ang mukha niya,” said coach Franz Pumaren.“It’s a gutsy move. It takes one great player to be willing to take that shot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Aces still had a chance to tie the game, but Calvin Abueva’s undergoal stab rolled out of the rim. Justin Harper split his freebies keeping the door open for Alaska, but Simon Enciso muffed his right corner trey in the final 3.0 seconds.Romeo dropped nine of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, on top of five rebounds and three assists. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Harper topscored for the Batang Pier with 32 markers and 17 boards, while Stanley Pringle added 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists.Even Pumaren can’t deny that he was surprised with GlobalPort’s sudden ascent to the quarterfinals, as he looked back a month ago when his team seemed primed for an early exit.“I guess we surprised a lot of people. No one imagined us to be in this situation, to be in the quarterfinals. Just last month, I think most of the basketball fans, they were thinking we were ready to fold and go on a vacation,” he said. “I guess today’s game is a testament that the boys, they don’t want to go on a break yet.”What awaits, though, is a date against top-seed Ginebra, which will enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals starting on Tuesday.“It’s going to be a tough series for us. Just a one-day rest and we’re playing the number one team — the team that’s on a streak. Hopefully, we can sustain the run,” said Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo hit the game-winning shot and GlobalPort knocked off Alaska, 107-106, for the last quarterfinals berth in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Romeo buried a 3-pointer to put the Batang Pier ahead for good, 106-104, with 8.1 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Wozniacki into second French Open quarterfinal Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The loss capped off a disastrous run for Alaska, which fell to its eighth straight defeat.It also spoiled Abueva’s milestone night as he had a career-best 31 points, to go with 13 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.Cory Jefferson led the Aces with 32 markers and 16 boards, while Chris Banchero chipped in 16 markers and four rebounds in the losing effort.Alaska missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 Governors’ Cup, and put a blemish on coach Alex Compton’s eight-straight playoff appearances.The scores:GLOBALPORT 107 – Harper 32, Romeo 26, Pringle 21, Guinto 8, Cortez 6, Pessumal 5, Anthony 5, Grey 3, Maierhofer 1, Mamaril 0, Forrester 0, Paredes 0, Pennisi 0.ALASKA 106 – Jefferson 32, Abueva 31, Banchero 16, Manuel 9, Exciminiano 8, Racal 3, Enciso 3, Galliguez 2, Cruz 2, Thoss 0, Pascual 0, Hontiveros 0, Dela Cruz 0.Quarters: 20-26, 52-49, 74-78, 107-106. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more


Earlier this week wrestling fans rushed to the Demba Diop Stadium in Senegal to see the monumental match up between Yahya Diop (Yekini) and Omar Sakho (Balla Gaye 2). The event didn’t start until seven in the afternoon but at nine in the morning fans were already camped outside the stadium. Laamb wrestling has become even more popular than soccer in Senegal, according to Magatte Diop, the director of sponsorship at Sonatel, Orange’s Senegalese subsidiary.Despite the massive size of the two combatants, the two wrestlers gracefully performed the “dance of champions” as drums and musical odes welcomed them into the arena. The dance was meant to repel black magic from the wrestlers before they stepped foot into the ring. Their “uniforms” consisted of magical talismans called gris-gris and before the match both men poured a protective bath all over their bodies. According Mbaye Gueye Dieng, a spiritual guide or marabout in the mystical Sufi tradition, “The gris-gris and baths are just for protection against negative tongues and eyes.” Despite all the physical training that goes on in order to get the wrestlers prepared for the big matches, many spectators believe that the spirits are the ones who determine the winner.“The most important preparations are made in the home of the marabout,” Dieng added.In order to be victorious in laamb, the wrestler has to get his opponent’s head, back, or both hands and knees to the ground. Only certain matches of laamb allow for punches, and these matches often gain the most publicity.Malick Thiandom, a sports broadcaster for Senegalese Radio and Television, said, “We used to wrestle for the honor of the village. Today…with the sponsors who inject lots of money to have visibility, it has become a breadwinner for lots of wrestlers.” Orange has become a major sponsor for the Senegalese sport. The most successful laamb wrestlers earn more than $100,000 per match, but the odds of most wrestlers gaining this much success are slim. Thiandoum admitted that he is constantly telling the youth not to pursue this sport in an attempt to gain financial success because there is a “gap” between what they believe and reality. Most combatants will earn less than $2,000 a year in the ring.The recent match between Yekini and Balla Gaye 2 was an example of one of the rare high-profile and high paying matches. Sources told the New York Times that each combatant received about $300,000 for the match. Yekini was defeated after two minutes and six seconds, his first defeat in over 15 years. Promoters are currently trying to arrange a match between the victor, Balla Gaye 2, and the last wrestler who was able to defeat him, Eumeu Sene. read more


first_imgPankaj Tripathi with wife Mridula and daughterPR HandoutPankaj Tripathi has been shooting rigorously for the past few months with several back to back projects. His busy schedules and work commitments didn’t allow him to spend quality time with his family. So before he could start shooting for the first schedule of Kabir Khan’s upcoming film 83 in London, he flew off to Scotland with his wife Mridula and daughter for a much needed family vacation.The actor had planned this much needed trip keeping in mind his shoot which is due to begin early next month in London.In the film 83, Pankaj is playing the role of India team manager PR Man Singh who played a very important role in shaping the Indian team that went on to win India’s first Cricket World Cup in the year 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.Pankaj said, “It has been almost 2 years I haven’t taken any leave from work for a longer period. My wife Mridula use to watch Outlanders and that is how she has seen Scotland and always wanted to visit Scotland in real life after having seen the series. Being in Mumbai or anywhere in India, I am always busy with some project or another. This was much needed vacation for all of us, even my daughter wanted to see Scotland since she is a fan of Sherlock Holmes. So unanimously it was decided to go-to Scotland on vacation. This would be the first time my wife and daughter will be visiting Scotland and I’m looking forward to going there.”last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress district president of Birbhum Anubrata Mondal has been admitted to SSKM Hospital with various ailments.According to hospital sources, a surgery may be performed on Mondal after some clinical tests. It has been learnt that the patient has been suffering from high blood sugar and high blood pressure. His condition is stated to be stable now. The patient has also complained of skin infection. He has been kept under observation at the Woodburn ward of the hospital. It has been learnt that doctors deferred the surgery after the various clinical tests confirmed that his blood sugar and blood pressure levels were much higher than normal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe doctors will take the decision on surgery only after the sugar and pressure levels come to normal. A medical board has also been formed for the treatment of the Trinamool Congress leader from Birbhum. Mondal had visited a local doctor who had advised him to consult the doctors at SSKM on an immediate basis. Following the local doctor’s advice, Mondal visited the hospital. The doctors admitted the patient after primary check-up. He has been undergoing treatment at cabin number 105 of the Woodburn ward. The doctors said that he was also suffering from hypertension. Mondal will be kept under monitoring for the next few days. Many leaders of Birbhum district came to the city after hearing the district president’s ailments. As a result, party leaders are worried about next year’s municipal elections. It may be mentioned here that Mondal has been instrumental in strengthening the party’s organisation.last_img read more


first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Expedia cancels woman’s trip with “F— you” email Posted by Tags: Aqua Expeditions, Expediacenter_img LOS ANGELES – If there was ever a case to be made for booking with a travel agent instead of an OTA, this is it.A Los Angeles woman has come forward claiming that Expedia cancelled her family trip and wrote ‘F— you” on her itinerary after she submitted a negative review on an online survey, reports the Toronto Sun.Cara Viramontes told CBS Los Angeles that while trying to book a trip for her family to Utah for New Year’s, she complained when Expedia charged her travel insurance for her eight-month-old son who doesn’t need an airline ticket since he will sit on her lap. She called Expedia and spoke with a customer services representative, who Viramontes says wasn’t particularly helpful.Following the phone call, Viramontes filled out an online survey, which she answered candidly.“I was honest. I said ‘do you know what, the lady wasn’t helpful – I asked to speak with the supervisor and she wouldn’t let me’.”More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Two days after submitting the survey, Viramontes said she received an email in her inbox from Expedia, which not only informed her that her trip had been cancelled, but it also included the words ‘F— you!” in big bold letters at the top of the message.“Everyone I show, they laugh and think it’s a joke,” she told CBS. “No one can believe a company as credible as Expedia would every do something like this.”Viramontes called customer service again but was told that she was to blame for the cancellation. She took a screenshot and sent it to an Expedia supervisor but did not receive a response.To add insult to injury, she told CBS on Tuesday that Expedia hadn’t offered to compensate her for the $600 she paid for trip, and that an employee told her she would have to pay an additional $200 to book another flight.According to CBS, who contacted Expedia after the story broke, the online retail agency said it had opened an investigation and confirmed it would rebook Viramontes’ flights, refund her money and provide her with a US$500 travel voucher.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongExpedia’s CEO wrote on Twitter: “Sometimes when you give individuals the power to do right by customers, they do wrong. We will make it right for Cara, @JJMothershed.”After a bad review @Expedia cancels mother’s flight and writes “Fuck you” on her itinerary. https://t.co/PaE5mkCkPp pic.twitter.com/2NYaGvSXUn— Juliet Mothershed (@JJMothershed) October 18, 2016 Share Friday, October 21, 2016 last_img read more