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Tallawahs select Simmons as Gayle replacement

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first_imgJamaica Tallawahs will be hoping that Trinidadian opener Lendl Simmons will be able fill the gap left by the big-hitting Chris Gayle after the former was selected as the number one pick in the 2017 HERO Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 player draft held in Barbados yesterday. The power-hitting Simmons, a two-time World Cup winning member with the West Indies Twenty20 team, replaces Gayle, who is to represent the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, having accepted a transfer proposal. The talismanic Gayle captained the Tallawahs to two titles in the tournament’s four-year history. The first was the inaugural edition in 2013 with the second coming last season. The draft, which had each of the tournament’s six teams filling placings for their 15-player rosters, also saw the Tallawahs making two other high-profiled signings. They are veteran Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Sami, and West Indies left-arm seamer, Krishmar Santokie. The duo, it is anticipated, will be hoping to fill the void left by fast bowling all-rounder Andre Russell, who was suspended last month by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel following a World Anti-Doping Agency whereabouts rule violation. The draft also saw the Tallawahs adding to their roster, enterprising young Jamaica Scorpions all-rounder Rovman Powell, who was picked up for US$60,000 in the sixth round of the 15 round event. The players in the draft attracted a capped price tag of between US$160,000 and US$3,000 with the former going for the number one draftee and the latter for the number 15 equivalent. The number two draft for the Tallawahs, who attracts a price tag of US$130,000, is Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakarra, who prior to the draft, was assigned as the Tallawahs overseas marquee player. The other top five signings for Jamaica are Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, and Pakistani spinner Imad Wasim, who were members of the winning team last season, and were drafted for US$110,000 and US$90,000, respectively. Of note as well during the two-hour draft is the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots selection of exciting young Jamaica Scorpions batsman, Brandon King. The former West Indies Under-19 batsman, who burst on the scene with boundary-filled 195 against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in regional four-day action late last year, was picked up in the ninth round by the Patriots for US$15,000.last_img read more

San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight win

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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Some Olympic leaders impatient with onslaught of scandals Break new ground “It’s our defense that stepped up in this game, and we had a tough time preparing for San Sebastian,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.“They have a good coach [in Egay Macaraya] and good players like [Michael] Calisaan.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSan Beda outrebounded San Sebastian, 45-25, and held the Stags to 37.88 percent shooting from the floor.Although the Red Lions made just 21 field goals in 47 attempts, they made up for it from the stripe going 25-of-33. LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img MOST READ Javee Mocon led San Beda with 17 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while Davon Potts added 16 points.Calisaan practically carried the Stags’ offense with 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda continued the second-best winning streak in the NCAA season 93 men’s basketball tournament after taking down San Sebastian 76-65 Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions won their 10th straight game and improved to 11-1, half a game behind league leader Lyceum with a 12-0 card, while the Stags dropped to 5-6.ADVERTISEMENT 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

How to Blow Up in Liberia as a Musician

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first_imgEvery day, the struggling Liberian music industry is getting better, and harder, with the competition certainly growing as well. So to succeed or blow up in the industry requires being smart and using the right tactics to beat your competitors.However, if music is just a hobby to you, then don’t apply; but if you are into the game to monetize or make profit, then start putting these four tips into practice.1. Improve Your Musical Skills Beyond AverageNothing good will come easy. So if you dream of making money and having a lasting success in the industry make sure you work hard to make your work stand out.The Liberian music industry industry needs quality and unique musicians, not copycats. You can only go so far trying to imitate an established artist, but you can’t replace him or her. Worst of all, people will brand you as an inferior version of the artist; and even if they listen to your work, that artist you copied will be the one going to be remembered, not you.Remember it is not only your voice or singing style that will make you unique but the song you compose too makes a huge impact2. Have A Clear Vision and StrategyMost musicians I know who are successful or have blown up in the industry made it because they have a clear vision and strategy about their careers. It is difficult to succeed as a musician without a clear focus. Face the fact, the music industry is not like movie industry where you can double cast and succeed easily. If you are rapper stay in your lane and make sure you’re on top. The rate of succeeding by double casting is very slim; therefore it is also advisable to focus your energy on what you’re good at to grab the audience.Stop making goals like ‘I want to win three awards this year,’ rather spend more time creating plans for each step by evaluating your progress from time to time and amend your strategy if you are not making progress. Get more ideas and education about the music industry and apply what you have learnt.3. Forget Pride, Be HumbleForgetting pride and being humble is a very important factor to succeed in life. At times, people will like to help you but if you are not humble, they do not see any reason to invest in you. Nobody wants to help a rude person. That’s the fact.Pride can destroy you as an artist, and all the things you have been working for over the years, in just a few days. The sad thing is that the only thing pride will get you is self-gratification, which will do nothing positive for your music career and talent. Talent alone is not enough. You need people that will help you to succeed, so forgoing pride and being humble will open the doors of opportunities for you.4. Do Self-PromotionPromoting your music should be your first priority because you can blow easily with good promotion even if you are not a dope artist. This can easily be done if you get to know the top DJs, bloggers and entertainment journalists in the industry who can help you blow up quickly. It may sound funny but you cannot blow easily if you cannot get out of your comfort zone.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wales severance protest grows as workers refuse Uitvlugt transfer

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first_imgSugar workers attached to the Wales Estate, West Bank Demerara, again vented their displeasure against the non-payment of severance packages. At about 07:00 hrs this morning, the workers expanded their protest in demand of payments promised since December last.Details of this story will be published in the February 08, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Gerrard ends former boss Rodgers’ Old Firm dominance

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first_img0Shares0000The win puts Steven Gerrard’s (pictured November 2018) side level on points with Celtic, for whom it was their first experience of defeat in 13 meetings with Rangers © AFP/File / ANDY BUCHANANGLASGOW, United Kingdom, Dec 29 – Steven Gerrard emerged victorious in the Old Firm clash with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as Rangers deservedly beat champions and bitter rivals Celtic 1-0 on Saturday.It was Rodgers first experience of defeat in 13 meetings with Rangers and puts Gerrard’s side level on points with Celtic, though the latter stay top courtesy of a better goal difference. Celtic also have a game in hand. Ryan Jack’s deflected goal on the half-hour mark proved the difference in a match that Rangers largely dominated against a strangely out-of-sorts Celtic.The visitors were only supported by 750 of their fans as Rangers had slashed their usual ticket allowance of 7,000.A delighted Gerrard, whose decision to take the job is bearing fruit thusfar despite many questioning the wisdom of his choice, said the victory was for the fans who had endured years of frustration.“The players to a man were outstanding, all over the pitch,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.“We were better to a man, we were the better team, we could have won it more comfortably.“Their keeper made some outstanding saves and we hit the woodwork.“We played with courage, we played with belief, we were brave.”Rodgers took defeat on the chin.“I thought the best team won,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.“Rangers played well. We had a lot of unforced mistakes and didn’t create as much as we would like so we’ve got no excuse.”Sustained early home pressure resulted in Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon saving his side twice in quick succession, first from Daniel Candeias and then brilliantly tipping away Connor Goldson’s point blank header.From the ensuing corner, Brown was fortunate his back header rattled the post and rebounded to safety.The hosts deservedly took the lead after a fine piece of skill down the left wing by Ryan Kent teed up Jack.He sidefooted the ball straight at Brown, who snapped his ankles together just too late, succeeding only in deflecting the ball inside the near post.Gordon came to Celtic’s rescue again early in the second-half as he got down smartly to deny the impressive Kent.Belgian centre-back Dedrick Boyata had a game to forget, not least when he lost possession to Kent before Gordon saved. The defender redeemed himself by clearing Scott Arfield’s shot off the line.Celtic did have the ball in the net in the 66th minute through Callum McGregor, only for the left-back to be ruled offside.Rangers withstood a late assault and the hosts’ stout-hearted spirit was reflected by Andy Halliday taking a goal-bound shot by Olivier Ntcham full in the groin to keep his side ahead.The normally full-blooded affair had begun on a sombre and respecful note earlier on Saturday, with directors from Rangers and Celtic laying wreaths to the 66 people who lost their lives in the Ibrox Disaster on January 2, 1971. The crush on an exit stairway at the Rangers ground also injured 200.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BROTHER AND SISTER CLAIM THEY WERE ASSAULTED IN ROW OVER WREATH ON FATHER’S GRAVE

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first_imgA brother and sister have accused eachother of assault after a wreath on their father’s grave was moved.Noeleen McLaughlin leaving court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Kieran Kavanagh and Noeleen McLaughlin appeared in court today charged with assault after a bizarre altercation at the grave of their father at Murlog Cemetery in Lifford. Both denied that they had assaulted eachother at the graveside on October 22nd, 2013.Mrs McLaughlin claims that while she was visiting her father’s grave she was viciously attacked by her brother Kieran.She claimed that she was in the middle of moving her wreath back into the centre of her father’s grave after it had been moved away to the side of it when she was attacked.She claimed Mr Kavanagh punched her in the side, struck her in the face with his open hand, stood on on her when she fell and verbally abused by her.Mrs McLaughlin claimed claimed in Letterkenny District Court “He arrived and I could hear him starting to shout and curse “What are you at you b******d?” He was shouting – you’re a whore, a f*****r and you’re a thieving b*****d” I was just going to leave him standing and shouting. I just felt him grabbing my coat by the collar and he grabbed the skin of my neck. Then I could feel him punch into my left side and I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it.”She then claimed that he gave her a shove and knocked her over and she fell on top of her father’s grave.“When I was getting up I could feel his foot coming down crashing down on my foot. He put his right arm on top of my shoulder – put his hand down forcing my hand into the sharp stones. He was still shouting obscenities at me,” added Mrs McLaughlin.The court was told that two graveyard workers who were at the scene refused to give statements on the matter.Solicitor for Mr Kavanagh, of 7 Medaowhill, Raphoe, Mr Frank Dorrian said he found it bizarre that rather than come to the aid of his wife during an alleged attack, that her husband would take pictures of the incident.“I cannot speak for what my husband did,” replied Mrs McLaughlin of Cluain Laoi, Lifford.A number of photographs were produced in court which were taken by Mrs McLaughlin’s husband Frank of the alleged incident.The photographs showed alleged injuries to Mrs McLaughlin’s face which she claimed were inflicted but her brother Kieran.However all the allegations made by Mrs McLaughlin were denied by Mr Kavanagh’s solicitor Frank Dorrian.He said his client and other witnesses would give evidence that Mrs McLaughlin’s bloodshot eye was witnessed at the family’s father’s anniversary mass three days prior to the alleged assault in the graveyard.Mr Dorrian said he also had at least two witnesses who had been close to the graveyard but who did not see Mr Kavanagh striking Mrs McLaughlin.Judge Paul Kelly interrupted the case to make an appeal to both solicitors, Frank Dorrian and Cormac Hartnett, to speak to their clients to try and find a resolution to the matter.He said it was a very sensitive case and while he had no problem hearing it, he would prefer if the families found a way forward.After discussing the situation, both solicitors said they had agreed a number of points which they would adhere to.They agreed to avoid any physical contact and where they had to meet that they would be civil. They also agreed to avoid any comments between each other about history between each other.An agreement was also undertaken not to communicate by written or electronic forms and that any disagreement would go through the offices of their solicitors.Judge Kelly said he was happy that both sides had used their common sense to reach a conclusion and dismissed both cases.BROTHER AND SISTER CLAIM THEY WERE ASSAULTED IN ROW OVER WREATH ON FATHER’S GRAVE was last modified: March 31st, 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)last_img read more

CONTROVERSIAL JOBSBRIDGE ADVERT FOR DONEGAL GARAGE REMOVED

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first_imgA Jobsbridge advert placement for a Letterkenny Garage has now been removed.The advert for three Jobsbridge places at Sweeney’s Spar garage at Ballyraine was advertised in recent days.Donegal Daily revealed this morning how the trainees would be taught how to pump petrol and wash cars. But Cllr Jack Murray complained about the Jobsbridge places saying they were not realistic.In recent hours the advert has been taken down from the agency’s postings.Cllr Murray says he now hopes the jobs will be offered to people with at least the minimum wage offered.CONTROVERSIAL JOBSBRIDGE ADVERT FOR DONEGAL GARAGE REMOVED was last modified: December 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:Cllr Jack MurrayJOBSBRIDGElast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS FOR FINAL WITH DONEGAL DAILY

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first_imgDonegal stars Ryan McHugh, Michael Murphy and Karl Lacey getting fueled up for the big game!Tickets for the All-Ireland Final will be like gold-dust but Donegal Daily has TWO free tickets to give to one lucky reader.The Donegal GAA team has been lucky to have a loyal sponsor like Donegal Creameries in recent years. And now courtesy of the Donegal teams’ main sponsor we have two tickets to give away.And the even better news is that the competition is completely FREE – no expensive textlines or asking for a like on Facebook!Simply answer this simple question – ‘Name the cow that is used on the Donegal Creameries fresh milk packs?’You can email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to dailydonegal@gmail.com. Entry to the competition closes at 3pm next Wednesday.The winner will be announced at Donegal Daily’s Night of The Stars at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday night next. MC Charlie Collins will contact the winner by phone so make sure you have your mobile charged up!See our poster for what promises to be a great night.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS FOR FINAL WITH DONEGAL DAILY was last modified: September 14th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALDonegal CreameriesDonegal Dailyfree ticketsGAAJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

O DOMHNAILL WELCOMES VATICAN EMBASSY U-TURN

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first_imgFianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has welcomed the Government’s u-turn on the Irish Embassy in the Vatican City.Senator O’DomhnaillSenator Ó Domhnaill commented, “I’m glad that the Labour Party has been forced into this u-turn. The reasons given for closing the embassy in the first instance were completely bogus and it was a mistake.”“At the time we pointed out the diplomatic value of having representation at the Holy See and the networking influence it gave us. But the Labour Party knew best and pressed ahead with their populist agenda.” “Like so much with this Government, the primary consideration is PR and spin. They closed the Vatican Embassy when they thought it would be popular and now they are re-opening it when they think it might be popular. It is no way to run a diplomatic service and I only hope they have learned from the mistake.”O DOMHNAILL WELCOMES VATICAN EMBASSY U-TURN was last modified: January 21st, 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:Brian Ó DomhnaillVaticanlast_img read more

Darts legend Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor ready to amaze at the Abbey tonight

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first_imgInternational Darts extraordinaire Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is in Donegal today for a special event in the Abbey Hotel.The 16 time world champion will appear in an exhibition event that is sure to delight all darting fans.This will be a unique opportunity to see the world-renowned skills of the world’s greatest player on stage. In depth interviews and a Q&A session will give fans the opportunity to hear incredible stories and put burning questions to the legend himself. Last minute tickets are available at The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town and on Eventbrite.ie:VIP Tickets: €40.00 (include Interview and Q&A with Taylor from 7:15-8:00pm)Limited Availability for VIPStandard Tickets: €25.00 (Doors at 8:00pm)Click HERE to get Standard Tickets Click HERE to get VIP Tickets(above ticket prices exclude booking fee)For more, see: www.abbeyhoteldonegal.com/phil-taylor-exhibitionDarts legend Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor ready to amaze at the Abbey tonight was last modified: April 5th, 2019 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:abbey hotel donegal townphil the power taylorlast_img read more