20 Jan

Samuels’ ton fails to save Windies

first_img Aggressive innings PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka overcame an unbeaten 110 by Marlon Samuels to beat the West Indies by 19 runs in the rain-interrupted third one-day international (ODI), and sweep the series 3-0 yesterday. Asked to bat first, the West Indies made 206-9 in a rain-shortened innings of 36 overs. Samuels faced 95 deliveries, hit a six and 15 boundaries. Sri Lanka were set 190 to win on the Duckworth-Lewis method and when rain ended the game, it reached 180-5 in 32.3 overs, 19 runs ahead of the par score. Kusal Perera top-scored for Sri Lanka with 50, his second half-century of the series, while captain Angelo Mathews was 27 not out. Captain Jason Holder returned the best bowling figures of 2-44 for the West Indies. Tillakaratne Dilshan was first to be dismissed in the Sri Lanka innings when he was caught by Jonathan Carter in the covers off Carlos Brathwaite. Dilshan was dropped by the same fielder in the previous delivery. Lahiru Thirimanne added 21 before being caught by Samuels off Holder. Perera faced 47 deliveries in his aggressive innings, that included two sixes and two boundaries. Dinesh Chandimal and Milinda Siriwardana scored 23 and 1, respectively. Earlier, Samuels walked in with West Indies at 16-3. He quickly lost another partner, but steadied the innings with his ninth ODI century. Samuels shared 55 runs for the eighth wicket off 31 deliveries with Brathwaite (18) after the match was reduced to 36 overs due to two rain interruptions. Lasith Malinga struck with the fourth ball of the innings when he had Johnson Charles (4) caught by Dilshan. Suranga Lakmal trapped fellow opener Andre Fletcher (6) leg before wicket. Malinga and Dilshan again combined in the dismissal of Jermaine Blackwood, while Lakmal bowled Darren Bravo (4), leaving the West Indies in trouble at 18-4 before Samuels came to the rescue. Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 2-39. Lakmal, Malinga and Ajantha Mendis also took two wickets each. Samuels was named Man of the Match, and Perera received the Man of the Series award.last_img read more

14 Jan

LAC Wins Open Championship

first_imgThe Liberty Athletics Club (LAC) was on Saturday crowned Champions of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) Open Club Championship which took place at the Fendell Campus of the University of Liberia. The LAC accumulated 77 points in eight events with Andrew Kpehe named the ‘track-man’ for the LAC.Christopher Sayeh’s Fast Track Athletics Club came second in the race with 67 points while Fast Spikes took the third place with 13 points. Jonathan Enders’ Conquerors Athletics Club earned 12 points while Hill Side Athletics Club got two points and nothing for Zoyad Athletics Club. The six teams competed in the 5000 meters, 1500 meters, 800meters, 400meters, 200meters, 100 meters and the 100m and 400m relays, including shot put and long jump. LAC’s Andrew Kpehe won the 5000m and 1500m races, while his teammates Eve Harmon, Phillip Lademo, Cornelius Pennoh, and Sunnyboy Barcon were all excellent. Experience runners Queenela Jackson, Richard Mayango and Jernora Neufville (Fast Track Athletics Club) could not find their way out.Presenting the trophy, LAF President Mulbah Zaza congratulated LAC athletes for their steadfastness, noting that athletics is a competitive sport and they would always have to train hard for success.He also encouraged the athletes for participating in the events which according to him were intended to keep the sport alive in Liberia.Mr. Zaza indicated that the athletes who performed excellently will be earmarked for the upcoming Boxing Day Tournament in neighboring Sierra Leone.Receiving the trophy on behalf of the LAC, President Montgomery said as long as he is president; the club will continue to dominate athletics’ competitions. He said he was impressed by the performances of his athletes, declaring that the future looks bright for many of them. The former 800m and 1500m runner, who is also Liberia’s Best FIFA Referee, said the victory is evidence of his success on the track. The 30-year-old ex-middle distance runner was a key member of the LAC for four years, (2006 – 2009).He was the captain of the University of Liberia (UL) Track & Field Team. Through the LAC scholarship, Montgomery earned AA and BBA in Accounting from Stella Marist. He also holds BSc in economics from the University of Liberia. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

14 Jan

‘Renault Beautifies Monrovia’

first_imgThe Renault corporate showroom on Capitol Bye Pass Mayor Mvogo asserts, dedicates showroomAt the dedication of the new Renault showroom in Monrovia on Thursday, July 20, the Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Madam Clara Doe-Mvogo, said “The city of Monrovia is much honored to have a showroom of this caliber. It adds to the city.”The Mayor said, “When business people invest in the city of Monrovia on a boulevard such as this, it gives a facelift to the city. People visiting Monrovia now can leave and say, ‘when you go to Monrovia and drive along the boulevard, you see another French company who has added to the beauty of the city.’”(Right to left:) Together, Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe-Mvogo and Mr. Elias Antoine cut the ribbon to the new Renault showroom, as Rudolph Antoune and his wife Lisa, look on.She recalled, “My mother had a relationship with her car. But I have a relationship with the Antoune family. When Mr. Elias Antoune started this car dealership on Bushrod Island, I was a little girl and my mother’s first car was bought from him. But, I felt sorry for him. And this is because my mother went to him for every little issue on her car. As such, Mr. Antoune always stopped at our home every time he passed by to see whether she was alright.”The managing director of Elias Antoune Motors, Mr. Rudolph Antoune, lauded his father Elias for bringing the automobile brand to Liberia in 1955. According to Mr. Antoune, the showroom was designed and constructed in keeping with Renault’s modern standards applied in France and throughout the World.“Despite the civil war and Ebola epidemic, we never stopped believing in Liberia. So, we are extremely grateful to all of our clients, suppliers, and partners for the confidence reposed in us and the commitment to stay with Renault,” he said.The Renault area manager for Anglophone Africa, Mrs. Anne Leprun, expressed joy to have been a part of the event. She noted, “It is an honor to address you in this new showroom tonight, where a new step of Renault and Elias Antoune Motors is beginning. Renault was created more than 100 years ago and is currently in over 120 countries. Renault has been expanding all over the world. Our strategy in Africa is very ambitious and clear. We rely on robust and attractive models built for Africa. We also rely on strong importers such as Elias Antoune Motors, a very good partner.”Also speaking was France’s Ambassador to Liberia, Joel Godeau, who showered praises on the Antoune family noting, “Rudolph and his father Elias have never given up in running the company and have demonstrated their confidence and fidelity to both Liberia and the Liberian people, and Renault.”Ambassador Godeau continued, “This marvelous realization located in such an elegant building has to be considered as an important milestone in the development of the French company Renault in Liberia. I also see it as a marking symbol, among others, of the dynamism of French companies who are all committed to contributing to the recovery and development of Liberia.”Established in 1955, Elias Antoine Motors remains the official dealer of Renault vehicles in Liberia. Situated at the corner of Capitol Bye Pass and Bassa Community, the elegant structure housing the new showroom is a unique venue where customers can easily go and purchase Renault vehicles.Last Thursday’s event was graced by senior Liberian clergymen, foreign diplomats, senior Liberian government officials as well as foreign and local corporate executives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 Jan

Exclusive – Spurs can make the top four, claims former midfielder

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur star Tom Huddlestone believes Mauricio Pochettino’s training methods may have put them on course for a top four finish.Spurs currently sit sixth in the Premier League but are within touching distance of Manchester United and high-flying Southampton, who occupy third and fourth spots.The form of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen has been excellent, with both hitting late winners for the club in recent weeks, which many feel is attributable to Pochettino’s regime.And when asked if he thought Tottenham could make the top four, Huddlestone told Drivetime: “Yeah, I don’t see any reason why not.“The manager has his own style of play and the lads seem to be buying into that. I know he got a bit of criticism in the early part of the season but I think the perseverance with the system and the training methods is paying benefits.“From what the Southampton and Tottenham lads have said, a lot of [his training] is double sessions in the early part of the season and it might take a little while to bed in but they’re well and truly over that now. They’re reaping the rewards of his training methods and his match-style as well.”last_img read more

26 Dec

Jack Wilshere’s shock Fenerbahce move set to be announced today

first_img 3 The 26-year-old is said to have agreed a free transfer to the Turkish Super Lig side, having left Arsenal this summer after 17 years at the north London club.Wilshere has been linked with a host of clubs in the Premier League and oversees, with the likes of West Ham, Wolves, Juventus, Inter Milan and Real Betis reportedly interested.But reports over the weekend claimed Fenerbahce were now leading the race to sign the England international.And, according to Turkish journalist Volkan Demir, Wilshere has signed the contract and his switch will be announced on Monday. Wilshere made 198 first-team appearances for Arsenal, having joined the club at the age of 7 He told Sky Sports News: “I am willing to go abroad if the right opportunity comes up. Also, everyone knows I like the Premier League and the battle of it.“It is literally the best thing that comes up and the best opportunity that we will take.“I am not really in any rush, today (Saturday) is actually my last day with my contract at Arsenal, so it’s been a bit of a strange day.“I have played 10 years as a professional there and had 17 years at the club. We are looking at things and I am keeping myself fit. So if something does come up I am ready to go.”But his links to Fenerbahce have not gone down well with a former Arsenal midfielder, who has told talkSPORT moving to the Super Lig would be a ‘backwards step’ for Wilshere’s career.Footballer-turned-broadcaster Adrian Clarke said the England man would be ‘choosing money over his career’ if he joined the Turkish club and urged him to ‘move to a proper league’ instead.Fenerbahce move would be a ‘backwards step’ for Wilshere, says former Arsenal man Wilshere’s Arsenal contract officially ended on Saturday and the midfielder sent a message of thanks to Gunners fans on Sunday.“First day in 17 years not being an Arsenal player,” the message read.“Ups and downs but I enjoyed every minute of it.”The 26-year-old also revealed how he is “willing to go abroad” – perhaps hinting he is ready to kick-start his career in Turkey. 3center_img 3 Wilshere posted this message on his Instagram story Jack Wilshere is set to complete a surprise move to Fenerbahce on Monday, according to reports in Turkey. Wilshere has agreed to join Turkish club Fenerbahce, according to reports last_img read more

25 Dec

DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_img Can you Crush a Can? By crushing our drinks and food cans (aluminium and tin) before putting them into the recycle bins we can save a lot more space for a lot more crushed cans – and maybe stop the unnecessary overflowing of bins at certain times of the week/year. It makes good sense to crush your cans, recycle, reduce dumping and protect the environment. Tip: use an old toothbrush to clean out food cans (including dog/cat food cans) where you don’t have to put your fingers near any sharp parts. www.meas-it.com    Bailte Slachtmhar – Gort a’ Choirce Ba mhaith leis an coiste buíochas a ghabháil le achan duine atá ag déanamh iarracht an sráidbhaile a choinneáil néata glan i rith na bliana – ní amháin i rith séasúr an tsamhraidh. Tá feabhas mór tagtha ar an bhaile le blianta beaga anuas. Buíochas fosta daofa siúd a choinníonn a gcuid póstaeirí amuigh ar imeall an bhaile agus buíochas ar leith daofa siúd atá ag déanamh iarracht an Ghaeilge a chur chun tosaigh ar a gcuid fógraíocht agus póstaeirí. Beidh moltóireacht na bliana seo ag toiseacht ar an 1ú Meitheamh. DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: May 6th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS] Reuse – Fresh Flower Baskets In these times of austerity why not Reuse items from your floral wreaths/baskets? When flowers on floral wreaths or baskets become old and withered remove the dried up organic matter (flowers, leaves, twigs, stalks, etc) and place on a compost heap or in a compost bin. Synthetic materials must be disposed of responsibly. Retain the green oasis and the plastic water bath it sits in. Return to your florist and ask them to refill your wreath/basket with fresh flowers. Why not also Refuse the plastic sheet that most flower arrangements are covered with these days? According to the county council this type of plastic is not yet recyclable in this country. Alternatively, you can save the plastic baths/dishes, clean them and return them to your local florist as they are always glad to get these items and they will Reuse them. A useful solution that is much better than leaving them in the graveyard or putting them in the recycle bin or dumping them somewhere illegally. www.meas-it.com last_img read more

22 Dec

DDTV: WATCH NEW DONEGAL BAND ‘THE RARAS’ PERFORM THEIR SUPERB FIRST SONG

first_imgDDTV: A new Donegal band called ‘The Raras’ have launched their very first single and have recorded a very clever video to accompany the song.The band are the latest musical act to come out of the Soundwaves Project stable. Soundwaves is a project designed for young artists to explore musical boundaries, while working together and developing the skills of a 21st Century musician.A pop-up Summer project based in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland was organised by Wall2Wall Music (http://www.wall2wallmusic.org/) in partnership with DMEP.Following in the footsteps of Advanced Utopia, The Raras are hoping to make a big impact on the local music scene in Donegal.Band members in The Raras are Affraic Brophy – fiddle/voice, Amy Clarke – voice/keyboard, Sinead Doherty-Heape – voice/percussion, Rory McLaughlin – guitar, Ronan McGeehin – drums. To watch them perform their new single Day into Night simply click play on the video above.DDTV: WATCH NEW DONEGAL BAND ‘THE RARAS’ PERFORM THEIR SUPERB FIRST SONG was last modified: August 6th, 2015 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:DDTVnewslast_img read more

22 Dec

Tooro United eyes redemption at home to Maroons FC

first_img Tags: Eric NdifunaMaroons FCTooro unitedUganda Premier Leaguewasswa bbosa Tooro have lost both of their last two games.Uganda Premier League Tooro United vs Maroons FCMutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku4pmTooro united hope to bounce back to winning ways when they host Maroons FC in the Uganda Premier League at Wankulukuku on Tuesday.Tooro have endured two consecutive losses, one against Vipers SC and Wakiso Giants respectively in their last two fixtures.For Maroons FC, they have so far played two games, won against Kyetume Fc and lost to URA FC.Speaking to the press after training assistant coach to Tooro Eric Ndifuna said the team has prepared well and because they have lost two games they badly need the three points at home.“Maroons is a ball playing team and we lost to them at their home but defeated them in the reverse fixture last season. We are currently in need of the points; we lost two consecutive games, so we want these points so bad. Ndifuna said.Team news Tooro United will be missing the services of their defender Arthur Kiggundu, midfielder Steven Luswata due to injuries, and their head coach, Wasswa Bbosa who is still serving his three-match suspension.Godfrey Lwesibawa and John Ssemazzi will be the players to watch for Tooro United.Striker Rashid Agau scored the lone goal as they defeated Kyetume, and the striker is expected to play a key role for Maroons.Match Facts When the two sides last met in April, Maroons defeated Tooro 2-1 at the Prisons grounds. But worryingly, Maroons are not the best of visitors as they have lost four of their past five away games.Maroons sit 13th on the log with three points while Tooro are 11th also with three points but with better goal difference.Comments last_img read more

21 Dec

Austin ‘very happy’ at QPR amid speculation over striker’s future

first_imgAmid speculation over Charlie Austin’s new contract, the striker has tweeted that he is “very happy” at QPR.Rangers have long hoped that Austin will sign a new deal early this year and are confident he will put pen to paper in the coming weeks.There are reports that the 25-year-old, who has been nominated for the Premier League player of the month award, is reluctant to commit his future to the club before the end of the season.Austin tweeted: “Pleased to be nominated for @premierleague POTM. I’m very happy here and fully focused on the battle ahead #QPR.”Pleased to be nominated for @premierleague POTM. I’m very happy here and fully focused on the battle ahead #QPR— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin9) January 15, 2015Meanwhile, Chelsea have tweeted a Vine clip of a cracking goal by youngster Kasey Palmer for the Blues’ Under-21 side in their 2-1 win against Porto.Here’s Kasey Palmer’s fantastic goal from yesterday, his second superb strike in as many nights… #CFC https://t.co/Z2U7TY01w7— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 15, 2015And popular Brentford playmaker Sam Saunders took to Twitter after the club announced he had signed a one-year extension to his contract at Griffin Park.“Delighted to of signed a extension! Looks like you are stuck with me for at least another year! thanks 4 the message,” he wrote.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

20 Dec

Warriors HQ podcast: Is this Blazers series already over?

first_img“Some Portland slander is coming your way folks,” beat writer Dieter Kurtenbach said at the start of the latest episode of Warriors HQ following Golden State’s 116-94 win against Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.On Tuesday, Golden State turned in what was effectively a lax, regular-season effort. They still beat the Blazers by 22 points. On Thursday, the Warriors will look to improve on their 14-4 postseason record when they host Portland in Game 2 of the …last_img read more