KOLKATA, India, CMC:West Indies’ batting failed miserably as they slumped to a 45-run defeat to hosts India in their opening official warm-up match of the Twenty20 World Cup at Eden Gardens here yesterday.Chasing a challenging 186 for victory, only opener Chris Gayle was good enough to reach the 20s as the Caribbean side were bundled out for 140 in the final over.The left-handed Gayle got exactly 20 from 11 balls, and fellow Jamaican AndrÈ Russell was the next best scorer with 19 from 13 deliveries.West Indies’ run chase was ruined by left-arm spinners Pawan Negi (2-15) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-26), along with seamers Hardik Pandya (2-25) and Mohammed Shami (2-30), all of whom took two wickets each.India had earlier tallied 185 for six from their 20 overs, with opener Rohit Sharma narrowly missing out on three figures with an unbeaten 98.Left-hander Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 31, while opener Shikhar Dhawan got 21.Fast bowler Jerome Taylor (2-26) and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (2-30) were the best bowlers on show for West Indies.Rohit put on 32 off 29 balls for the first wicket with Dhawan and posted a further 24 for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who made seven.However, Benn bowled the left-handed Dhawan in the fifth over and had Rahane stumped in the ninth, to leave India on 56 for two.Rohit then dominated the innings in an 89-run, third-wicket stand with Yuvraj, facing 57 deliveries and counting nine fours and seven sixes.In reply, Gayle and Johnson Charles (18) gave West Indies a robust start, gathering 26 from the first two overs. They had put on 36 off just 21 deliveries when Gayle was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah after striking three fours and a six.Charles, who counted two fours off 13 balls, followed in the next over to a catch at the wicket off Mohammed Shami and Denesh Ramdin, promoted to number four, perished for six at 59 for three at the end of the eighth over.Marlon Samuels, who made 17, and Dwayne Bravo, 13, then carried West Indies to 72 without further loss and seemed to be guiding the side out of trouble.But Samuels was bowled by Jadeja at the start of the 12th over, and with just six runs added in the next over, Bravo also followed as West Indies lost their last seven wickets in quick time for 68 runs.
Donegal Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has demanded answers from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar on the reported costs of €110,000 every 13 weeks to recruit agency consultants.Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnDeputy Mac Lochlainn had described the costs as “outrageous” and demanded clarification if these costs were coming from the hospital’s already much reduced budget.He said “For months now, I have sought clarification from the management of Letterkenny General Hospital about the challenges they face in recruiting consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs). Indeed, over recent years I have repeatedly raised the issue of how Letterkenny General Hospital is discriminated against in terms of the allocation of medical staff from our training colleges and the failure of the HSE to address this neglect”. The Sinn Fein TD added that inevitably the outworking of this failure is that Letterkenny General Hospital has to foot the bill for much more expensive agency staff.“I suspect that millions of euro is being spent unnecessarily every year just in LGH alone.“I have probed how much more they have to pay and I have not received the answers. Now I learn of these outrageous reports of tax payer’s money paying out in 13 weeks for a consultant what normally would be paid out per annum. In other words, four times more”.“I have today made representations to Minister Varadkar, seeking clarification if these costs were taken from the hospital’s budget and demanding a solution from the Minister. It is bad enough that the hospital has been so neglected but if these costs were taken from an already much reduced hospital budget, then it is just adding insult to injury.” MacLOCHLAINN DEMANDS ANSWERS ON “OUTRAGEOUS” HOSPITAL CONSULTANT’S BILL was last modified: September 24th, 2014 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:ConsultantsCostDeputy Padraig Mac LochlainnLetterkenny General Hospital
Leanne Kelly, Michelle Murphy, Kiaran McDonald, Sarah Curphy, Stephan Callaghan and Peter DohertyThe Buncrana Camera Club took members of the Donegal Down Syndrome group out on a field trip to Swan Park on Saturday to show them about photography.The Children were able to take photos with the camera club members cameras and they did an amazing job giving us a run for our money.The photos they took are going to be printed and mounted by Adam Porter of Pixam and presented to the Donegal Down Syndrome Association. Sarah Brophy getting ready to get in focus!The trip was undertaken and organised to help promote World Down Syndrome Day which happens on March 21st.“It was a real pleasure to take this group of ladies and gentlemen out and to show them what we love to do. We had an absolute ball with them and hope to do it again soon,” said spokesman for BCC.Special thanks goes to Adam Porter of Pixam And Supervalu Buncrana for supplying a snack box for each child. Members of the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and Members of the Buncrana Camera ClubKieran McDonaldMichelle Murphy and Brenda LongLeanne Kelly And Claire WithyPeter Doherty snapping Stephan Callaghan and David PorterBUNCRANA CAMERA CLUB PUT DOWN SYNDROME GROUP IN THE PICTURE was last modified: March 10th, 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:Buncrana Camera Club
The fate of former Crips gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams was placed Thursday in the hands of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who held a private clemency hearing to determine if the convicted murderer of four people should be executed.As about 200 Williams supporters and death-penalty opponents rallied outside the Capitol, defense attorneys urged the governor to spare Williams, saying he has renounced his criminal past and dedicated his life to keeping youths out of gangs.But prosecutors maintained that Williams deserves to be executed as scheduled Tuesday, noting the brutality of the four murders and casting doubts about his redemption.Attorneys for both sides refused to provide details about the private hearing, nor would they characterize the governor’s reaction. Officials with the governor’s office also declined to comment. A decision could come at any time.Lead defense attorney Peter Fleming Jr. told a news conference that Williams has received 100,000 e-mails and letters in support of clemency, many of them from children, parents and teachers. “I believe that Stanley Williams, for the past 13 years, has struggled mightily in the most difficult circumstances to address that problem (of gang involvement), and to address that problem particularly in those environments where life can be seen as most hopeless,” Fleming said. “You cannot fake that for 13 years.”Williams was convicted of the 1979 killings of Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, and Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, in a robbery at a Los Angeles motel the family owned, and Albert Owens, 26, a 7-Eleven clerk gunned down in a separate robbery in Whittier.While in prison, Williams has worked to prevent gang violence, writing nine children’s books and helping broker gang truces. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and a movie about his life, “Redemption,” starring Jamie Foxx, was released last year.But prosecutors argue that Williams was involved in the growth of the notorious Crips gang, which has been responsible for thousands of killings.And, they say, he has not truly been redeemed, nor has he helped as many people as his supporters claim. Williams has refused to tell authorities what he knows about the Crips, their founding and activities, saying the providing such information would make him a snitch.Prosecutors also say he has refused to confess to or apologize for the killings despite evidence of his guilt that has stood up through numerous appeals.Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John Monaghan, who led the presentation to the governor, said the murders were so “senseless’ and “brutal” that the death penalty is warranted.The execution by lethal injection is scheduled for just after midnight Tuesday at San Quentin State Prison, where Williams has been on Death Row since 1981. It would be the state’s 12th execution since the death penalty was reinstatedin 1977.It is the third death-penalty case to be considered by Schwarzenegger, who declined to grant clemency in both prior cases although only one – triple murderer Donald Beardslee – was executed. The other, Kevin Cooper, who murdered four people in Chino Hills in 1983, has returned to court for further appeals.Schwarzenegger did not hold private hearings in the previous cases, but a spokeswoman said he wanted to hear directly from the two sides in this case.For Schwarzenegger, the decision comes amid political pressure from the Republican Party’s conservative base. He already has angered conservatives with several recent moves indicating a shift back to the political center, including appointing a Democrat as his chief of staff and planning a multibillion-dollar infrastructure bond next year.But Schwarzenegger also has faced an outpouring of high-profile public pleas from death penalty opponents, activists and prominent Hollywood celebrities to spare Williams’ life.Joan Sturgis, a friend of the Williams family, said Williams has redeemed himself through his anti-gang work in prison.“If you were to look at his Web site and read all of the letters that have come to him from children all across this nation that had an opportunity to read his books and hear him speak over the phones into the classrooms, you’ll see he is deterring kids from gangs,” Sturgis said.The Williams family, including his parents, ex-wife and son, did not travel to Sacramento because of the stress they have been under recently, she said.With the governor’s decision now pending, Los Angeles community activists braced for a possible escalation of racial tensions.The Los Angeles Police Department said it is not expecting any civil unrest when the decision is announcedStaff Writer Dan Laidman contributed to this story. email@example.com(916) 446-6723 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THE latest storm has officially subsided, however dozens of homes in Co Donegal are without power this evening.ESB Networks says 63 customers in Castlefinn have lost their supply, but should be reconnected by 9.30pm.Elsewhere 91 homes in Lifford – mainly on the Letterkenny Road in the town – have also had power disrupted. These properties should have services restored before 8pm. Eighteen homes in Malin Head had their ESB supply cut off at 4pm. Supplies should be restored by 7.30pm.Following the serious storm overnight, with wind speeds up to 150KM/hr, causing huge damage to the electricity Network across the country, over 70,000 homes and businesses had been left without power this morning in the country.In preparation for the fall out of the storm ESB Networks management and engineers had planned the response effort through the night. Network Crews worked since day break to make the network safe and restore supply.ESB Networks Centralised Operation Control Centre, with over 2000 smart switching devices around the country was used to it’s maximum advantage also to assist ground crews in isolating faulted network, making safe dangerous situations and restoring supply to all customers. The results of this effort is that by 5PM, ESB Networks had restored supply to over 60,000 customers, with 10,000 now remaining without electricity. This progress masks the huge amount of work that will be required to fix all the remaining faults on the network – over 1400 faults exist. It will take significant time to reach all these smaller faults and for that reason we are estimating at this stage that up to 4900 customers will be without power over night.It is expected that up to 1850 customers will be without supply in the South west, in the mid west we will have 2500 homes and businesses out in Tralee Newcastlewest and Clare. In the South East we expect there expecting 280 customers out over night in Arklow and Enniscorthy. We expect approximately 180 out in the North East North Dublin/Mullingar Drogheda/Dundalk. Across the country Small Pockets of outages will possibly be out over night, but through working through the evening ESB Networks to minimise that number to 4900 or below.ESB Networks says it apologises to Customers who have been out today and especially to those customers for whom we will not be able to get power back to night. This has been one of the worst storms in years.Said a spokesman: “We have over 1000 staff working in the field fixing faults and making the network safe. Crews will work late into the evening and will resume first thing tomorrow morning to complete the restoration.” UPDATE: WINDS EASE BUT MORE DONEGAL HOMES HAVE POWER CUT was last modified: December 28th, 2013 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) Tags:castlefinESBLiffordMalin Headstorm update
Would you like to take on a unique and rewarding challenge in the next few weeks? The countdown is on for Cycle Against Suicide 2018, with all Donegal people welcome to sign up.The 2018 cycle commences next Saturday, 28th April, and for 10 days until bank holiday Monday 7th May. It travels through 17 counties and 67 towns, stopping at 40 locations where mental health events will take place in schools and communities.This year’s cycle route does not reach Donegal, but it represents a great opportunity to discover new roads and meet new people from all over Ireland. Participants can cycle for 10 days, single days, half days or any combination in this fully supported cycle where all participants cycle in a single impressive group.The cavalcade of orange-clad cyclists visits schools and communities across Ireland, staying in homestays and creating an eye-catching sight across hundreds of roads. This will be the sixth annual running of this unique cycle, which launches from Dublin. Many of the cyclists have returned year after year for an experience that has enhanced and even changed their lives. Why take part? The aim of the event is to let it be known that it’s OK not to feel OK, and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help. The event seeks to highlight that 800 deaths by suicide annually is 800 too many; to shine a light where darkness threatens; to let it be known that help is there; to simply talk; to work shoulder to shoulder to break the cycle of suicide in Ireland.Each year, Cycle Against Suicide aims to engage more and more communities to begin a conversation about mental health; about looking after ourselves and reaching out to each other.Cycle Against Suicide 2018 main cycle will take place from Saturday, 28 April 2018 – Monday, 7 May 2018. Register your support at http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/get-involved/2018-cycle/There are many other ways to support the event. If you see the cyclists on the roads, give them a cheer, honk your horn as they pass, volunteer to host a cyclist, or join in for a half day, full day or more. Donegal people invited to get on their bikes for Cycle Against Suicide was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:charityCycle Against Suicideeventsmental health
19 March 2014South African wheelchair tennis superstar Lucas Sithole is hard at work preparing for next month’s Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) Autumn tournament series to be hosted in Gauteng. The quad ace made history last year when he won the US Open.For the first time since his memorable memorable title win in New York, he will be playing at the highest level on home soil and is excited and optimistic about his chances.Sithole will be a major draw-card at the tournaments, and he is hoping South Africans will turn out in their numbers to support him and the other South Africans taking part.‘Good to play at home’“I am looking forward to the two tournaments,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. “It is always good to play at home in our conditions and in front of our fans.“I believe my game has improved since last year’s tournament, and I hope to do better this year, and lift the title.”TournamentsThe first of the two tournaments is the Acsa Gauteng Open, to be played at the Gauteng East Tennis Centre at Benoni Lake from 23 to 27 April. It is a grade one event, and one of only 13 such tournaments in the world.Top international players are expected to participate in it, in preparation for the even more prestigious Acsa SA Open, which takes place at Ellis Park in Johannesburg from 20 to 23 April. The tournament has Super Series status and is one of only six such tournaments. The others are played in Australia, France, Japan, Britain and the United States.Loss of limbsWhen he was only 12 years of age, Sithole lost both legs and his right arm when he fell under a train. That setback would have overwhelmed most people, but he said going to school with other disabled children helped him to come to terms with what had happened to him.In 2005, he was invited to a wheelchair tennis camp, when the sport was launched in South Africa. Sithole took to the sport like a duck to water, and the following year he represented South Africa for the first time.World number twoAlthough he was badly beaten in his first outing, he has gone from strength to strength since then. He is currently ranked second in the world and has two Super Series titles and a Grand Slam title to his name.Earlier this year, he reached the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne, losing to arch rival and world number one, David Wagner.History makerSithole, who is known to his rivals as “Twister”, has made history in many ways, including becoming the first disabled sportsperson to be nominated as Sports Star of the Year at the SA Sports Awards last year.He wants to carry on making history, and he has his eyes set on a medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. However, his immediate aim is to claim the South African Open title.SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship FundOhio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation in coordination with the Dr. Jack Judy Family has created the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund to support future sheep farmers through a memorial scholarship program. The Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship to a deserving young person who is at least a second year undergraduate student pursuing an agricultural degree.“We want to thank Dr. Jack Judy’s family for making a major contribution to this scholarship fund, it is a tremendous tribute to the family’s interest in the sheep industry and the family is very hopeful that this scholarship program will make a contribution to the sheep industry in Ohio” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.To assist the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in “growing” this Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship program, please send memorial contributions in the name of Dr. Jack Judy to Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, 280 N. High St., P.O. Box 182383, Columbus, OH 43218. The family of Dr. Judy, who passed away in April 2015, has established a memorial scholarship in his name to be administered through The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.According to his niece Jennifer Walker, the family has agreed to award the annual scholarship to a second-year college student who is either a member, or have parents who are members, of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.“The student doesn’t have to attend an Ohio school,” Walker said. “But he or she must be a resident of Ohio and be a member, or have parents who are members, of the association.”Interested and qualified students can apply online at ofbf.org/foundation through June 30. Walker said finalists will be interviewed by a selection committee comprised of Walker and members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association during the Ohio State Fair. This year interviews will take place July 30 and the winner will be announced July 31.“Preference is given to (agriculture) majors but it is not a necessity,” Walker said.Judy was a member of the Ohio State University Department of Animal Science until his retirement in 1984. For 33 years he specialized in the study and teaching of sheep production and management. He had the title of Professor Emeritus when he left OSU. He was inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame in 1985.Always passionate about his students and their course of study, Judy was a faithful supporter of the Ralph Grimshaw scholarship, awarded through the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. Grimshaw, who was chairman of the sheep department at the State Fair, and Judy were close friends, according to Mark Judy, Jack’s brother. Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship ProgramOSIA is again sponsoring the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,000 scholarship to deserving students that have graduated from high school and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in agriculture.“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2016 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2016.Visit www.ohiosheep.org after May 15, 2016 for more information and to download an application.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The North All-Stars meanwhile, will bank on star guards LA Tenorio and Paul Lee and ferocious forward Calvin Abueva.Completing the starters for the North are sweet-shooting Marcio Lassiter and high-leaping big man Japeth Aguilar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe PBA announced the starting lineups for both squads on Tuesday after a month of fan voting.The league decided to return to the old format where the festivities will be held in one venue this year rather than in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Greg Slaughter (left) and June Mar Fajardo – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis year’s PBA All-Star Game will be about size versus speed as the quick and athletic North team clashes with the towering South squad on March 31 in Calasiao, Pangasinan.Joining forces once again are Cebuano giants June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter, who will be teaming up with James Yap, Scottie Thompson and Mark Barroca for the South.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sebastian Vettel makes strong start to F1 preseason for Ferrari US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Read Next MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments