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Test evenly poised after SA fightback

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP): South Africa staged a remarkable comeback and shrugged off the loss of fast bowler Dale Steyn to injury in the first cricket Test at the WACA yesterday. After Australia’s openers piled up 158-0, swing bowlers Vernon Philander (4-56) and Kasigo Rabada (2-78), and left arm spinner Keshav Mahraj (3-56) exposed the vulnerability of the Australian batting to dismiss the host for 244 runs. South Africa were bowled out for 242 after winning the toss and batting first on the opening day. The visitors were in trouble at 45-2 in the second innings after losing opener Stephen Cook (12) and Hashim Amla (1). But opener Dean Elgar (46 not out) and Jean-Paul Duminy (34 not out) guided South Africa to 104-2 at the close, a lead of 102 runs. Mahraj bowled with guile and control to claim the wickets of skipper Steve Smith, Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc. Australia lost ten for 86 before and after lunch following an aggressive stand between David Warner (97) and Shaun Marsh (63). Warner was racing toward his 17th career century when he pushed at a delivery from Steyn away from the body, and was caught by first slip Amla. Warner’s dismissal triggered a top-order collapse as Australia lost Usman Khawaja (4), Smith (0), and Marsh in the space of 23 runs before lunch. Khawaja was yorked by Rabada, and two overs later, Mahraj dismissed Smith leg before wicket for his maiden Test wicket. Soon after dismissing Warner, Steyn left the field. Maharaj completed Steyn’s unfinished over and in his very next over trapped Smith, who unsuccessfully reviewed the on-field decision. “Losing nine for 80 is disappointing in any context in this game,” Warner lamented. “I accept responsibility as well as a top order batter. We always talk about one guy going on and getting a big hundred.” Steyn was taken to a nearby hospital for scans and was diagnosed with a rare bone stress which may force him out of the game for at least six months, according to team officials. Steyn will return home at the end of the first Test.last_img read more

LOOK: Conor McGregor, Draymond Green trade barbs on Instagram

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As if the ongoing war of words between UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t enough, another high-profile athlete has decided to enter the picture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ahead of the monumental bout between the combat sports’ biggest athletes, reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green took a swipe at the Irish superstar on Instagram for wearing a classic Golden State Warriors jersey.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Call me C.J Watson! https://t.co/9m2Omw4Wca pic.twitter.com/GZMzxxTsbb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017In true McGregor fashion, he left another stinging comment and made sure he had the last word.“Now ask yourself why I’m rocking C.j. when I don’t know or give a f**k about basketball,” he wrote. “I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.”  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “We rocking with Floyd bro not you… take that off bruh,” Green captioned the photo, expressing his allegiance to the undefeated boxer.As anticipated, the equally brash McGregor fired back at his unlikely detractor, explaining who the jersey was intended for.“That’s C.J. Watson mate,” he responded. I don’t know who the f**k you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school.”McGregor, of course, was referring to former Warriors guard C.J. Watson, who used the same jersey number during his stint with the team from 2008 to 2010.In a tweet last January, McGregor also used Watson to troll his boxing opponent, after rumors that the NBA veteran had been involved with Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs “The Notorious” was rocking a No. 23 jersey, which just so happens to be currently used by the eccentric forward.last_img read more

Guard shot after foiling robbery at Regency Hotel

first_imgA male guard from a private security firm has been hospitalised after being shot while intercepting two armed men who attempted to rob a city hotel.Reports are the incident occurred at about 22:45h on Friday at the Regency Hotel on Hadfield Street, Georgetown.According to reports, the guard, who is stationed at the hotel, was on duty when the two armed men approached the business.The men were intercepted by the guard, and during the confrontation the bandits discharged several rounds, one of which hit the guard in the abdomen.Despite being injured, the guard managed to open fire on the bandits to ward them off the business premises, and they made good their escape.The injured man was rushed to seek medication attention, and is currently hospitalised at a private medical institution in a critical condition.Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing and the two suspects are being sought.last_img read more

“Smallie”, Nero to know fate today

first_img“Mango Man” murder caseNearly one month into the trial before Justice James Bovell-Drakes, a 12-member jury is expected to determine the fates of Mark Royden Williams, called “Smallie”, and Sherwin Nero, called “Catty”, in relation to their alleged involvement in the August 30, 2007 murder of Kumar Singh, called “Mango Man”.The defence and prosecution presented closing arguments earlier this week and the matter was adjourned to today for summation and jury deliberation. The panelMark Royden Williams, called “Smallie”, and Sherwin Nero, called “Catty” are on trial for murderof 12 will determine whether or not the duo is innocent or guilty. “Smallie” has led his defence by implicating Inspector Suraj Singh and other ranks in torturing him into signing his caution statement. He had told the jury that upon his 2008 arrest, he was handcuffed, beaten and shocked into signing the police document.Singh was killed after gunmen stormed his premises and allegedly made off with cash and jewellery while his relatives were visiting from Suriname.During the testimony of Singh’s wife and daughter last week, it was explained that bandits fired several shots when the family home was invaded. While the two women did not see the faces of their attackers, the jury had been told that an ex-Police rank transported the duo from Kumar Singh’s Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home via horse cart which the defence views as implausible.Prosecutor Tamika Clarke is appearing for the State while the two men on trial are being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes.last_img read more

Leonora man mauled in deadly pit bull attack

first_imgA Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD), man was on Thursday morning found dead, suspected to have been viciously attacked by several pit bulls owned by a prominent businesswoman in the area.The yard from which the dogs escapedThe identity of the dead man is still unknown but Guyana Times understands that he was a destitute. Two men who were also injured following a similar attack are Ramanand Bhikam of Stewartville Housing Scheme, and Wilbert Adams of Cornelia Ida, both of WCD.Based on reports, the now dead man was found at about 06:00h at Lot 190 Para Field, Leonora with several bite marks about his body.The police were summoned and an investigation was launched.Guyana Times understands that the brother of the businesswoman was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations. The woman, however, was reportedly hiding in the house.Nevertheless, the two injured men were treated at the Leonora Cottage Hospital but only Bhikam was sent away. They have since given detailed statements to the Police about the attack.Based on reports, Adams told detectives that he was heading to work when he was attacked by the animals.He works at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate and it was about 03:00h when the dogs attacked him. After being bitten, he managed to make his way to the hospital which in turn alerted ranks at the Leonora Police Station.However, as Bhikam was heading home from work, he was also attacked by the dogs that were on the road. Both men claimed they did not see the other man lying in the trench. It was until police arrived at the scene that the man’s body was discovered.Guyana Times was told that the dogs would normally get out of the yard and attack people and other animals. Only recently, they killed several sheep and cows in the area but it is the first time, they actually attacked humans.When contacted, Commander D Division, Leslie James confirmed that one person is in police custody. According to James, they are looking for the owner of the dogs since she reportedly disappeared following the discovery of the man’s body. He also related that ranks also found that the yard in which the dogs were kept were “not secured”. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Man United on alert as Fiorentina star prepares to force through January move

first_img1 Juan Cuadrado Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado is ready to push for a move away from Fiorentina in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.The Colombia international was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, with Barcelona also reportedly interested.However, both clubs were claimed to be put off by Fiorentina’s £40million asking price.But now, according to Sport Mediaset, Cuadrado could be on the move in January.The 26-year-old is reportedly frustrated with life at Fiorentina and the lack of Champions League football on offer.Fiorentina have endured a mixed start to the season, finding themselves just eighth in the Serie A table, and may be prepared to cash in on Cuadrado when the transfer window opens.last_img read more

PLEA TO KILLER: GIVE YOURSELF UP TO GARDAI

first_imgAlan, far right, pictured with his mum, dad and brothersTHE brother of hit-and-run victim Alan McSherry has appealed to his killer to go to Gardai.Terry McSherry was speaking after the funeral of Alan in Bundoran yesterday where hundreds of mourners heard glowing tributes to the 48-year-old who died on Sunday in a hit-and-run incident near his home.Alan’s brother Terry called on the car driver to come forward. Alan was found just after 5am on the Newtown Road 4kms from Bundoran by his wife Jo.“As a family we are appealing to whoever was in this car to come forward, the driver or his or her passengers if there were any,” said Terry McSherry.“Not only have those responsible ripped one family apart they have also have ripped the community of Bundoran apart.“They will never be able to live with themselves; the only way we will get closure is if they come forward.” Mr McSherry said his family and friends in both Bundoran, where Alan and Jo moved to 13 years ago, and in Birkenhead where he was originally from were left devastated by the death.Gardai are still searching for the car and its driver and the incident.It’s understood forensic experts are close to identifying the make and colour of the car which hit Alan.But Terry McSherry wants the driver to come forward.“He or she needs to give our family closure,” he said. PLEA TO KILLER: GIVE YOURSELF UP TO GARDAI was last modified: August 30th, 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)last_img read more

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS LINKING BOTH SIDES OF DONEGAL

first_imgThe brochure for the original Donegal Town by-pass in 1999.It was yesterday fifteen years ago that saw the official opening of the Donegal by-pass.The road, which cost £19M, was officially opened to traffic on July 27th, 1999.It was the first major road scheme carried out under contract for Donegal County Council. Other by-passes including the Mountcharles by-pass and the Bundoran/Ballyshannon by-pass would follow.Others by-passes including Ballybofey as well as Letterkenny have been mooted but have never come to fruition.Documents from the time show the 8.3km by-pass required 660 tonnes of steel, 4,500m3 of concrete, the excavation of two million tonnes of earth and rock as well as the acquisition of three houses and 110 acres of land.  CELEBRATING 15 YEARS LINKING BOTH SIDES OF DONEGAL was last modified: July 28th, 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:15 yearsconstructionDonegal Town by-passlast_img read more

Civil servant got €22,000 for passing on information to private investigators

first_imgA civil servant was paid more than €20,000 for passing on confidentialinformation on hundreds of people to private investigators.Rory Lenihan, a former clerical officer at the Department of SocialWelfare in Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. Lenihan, a father of five, pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges ofstealing information from social welfare recipients and selling themto two private investigators.The court was told that this information including the location ofthose involved as well as their loans, etc were then passed on tovarious banks and solicitor’s offices.Senior counsel Alex Owens, representing the Director of PublicProsecutions, said that in total Lenihan was accused of 41 chargesamounting to a total theft of €21,898.Mr Lenihan, who reached his 50th birthday today sat in courtsurrounded by members of his family including his sister who gave acharacter witness for her brother.The court heard how in September 2010, Lenihan’s supervisor PaulBradley became suspicious of his behaviour when he stayed at his deskand used the phone during his lunch-break.The computer system, known as Infosys, required a username and aspecial password for employees to log into.Mr Bradley informed his supervisor Des Kernan and an internalinvestigation was launched which included the checking of files whichLenihan was checking on as well as cross-referencing phone numberswhich he was calling.Mr Bradley and Kernan approached Lenihan and he admitted that he waspassing on information and receiving some payments in return.The extraction of material had lasted from January 2008 until October, 2010.In total Lenihan, whose address was given as Ballaghderg, Letterkenny,was paid €23 for information on each person, money which would be paidby credit in lump sums to his Ulster Bank account in Donegal Town.He was paid the money by two private investigators, a John Buckley,based on the Navan Road and a Brian Foy, which a business address inLeixlip.Detective Garda Peter Cullen said the investigation was a complex onewhich he had been working on for between three and four years.He said he was aware that from examining Lenihan’s bank records formthe time that he faced various financial difficulties.The accused man’s sister Maria gave evidence in the case regarding herbrother’s upbringing.He said the family had owned a shop in Dublin and that they were avery law-abiding family who had never been in trouble.She told how her family were standing beside their brother as he was agood man, who excelled at sport, was a good father and a good personwho had made a mistake.The court was told that Mr Lenihan had no previous convictions.Defence barrister Peter Nolan said this was a criminal act carried outby someone who wasn’t a criminal.He added that his client was the only one before the court despite thefact that two others were directly involved and the information hadbeen passed on to various financial institutions.“It seems to me that Mr Lenihan is the one carrying the can for theactions of two other people who were at least aiders and abetters. Hewould not have given the information if he was not called andfinancial inducement offered.“These two other gentlemen, for some reason best known to the DPP,were not. I hope they’re not rinigng some other poor unfortunate civilservant looking for information.“His friends, family and parents are devastated. He’s the man whostole and got sacked from his department and cannot be trusted. He isa pariah to a large extent.“Sometimes the doing of the crime far outweighs any punishment thatcan be given and he will be punished until the day he dies. I ask youto consider that and the impact the publicity will also have.“I will ask you to view him not as a criminal but as a man who hascommitted a stupid criminal act for what – for €21, 000? These werethe actions of a desperate man in financial straits. I don’t see whatit would be achieved in sending him to jail,” said Mr Nolan.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until Friday for sentencing.Civil servant got €22,000 for passing on information to private investigators was last modified: January 25th, 2018 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:Civil servantcourtGardaiinformaitonletterkennyRory Lenihanlast_img read more

Local focus: All the weekly news from Raphoe

first_imgCarnone Annual Autumn Sale & AuctionThe annual autumn sale and auction will be held in Carnone Hall on Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30PM.  Usual stalls and teas available.  Everyone welcome.Raphoe Family Resource Centre Clg. Raphoe Family Resource Centre provide Computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email.  If you need any help on these areas, please call in to us or give us a call.  If you are interested in any of our following courses or programmes or would like to join in on any of our groups, please call in to see us or contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.Something Special Group – Drop-In Support Morning If you are a parent/guardian of a child or children with a physical/sensory/intellectual disability; Autism Spectrum Disorder; dyslexia/dyspraxia; or delayed communication and feel you need to talk to others in similar situations please feel free to come along.  Types of support given are listening ear, help with applications, information sharing, and signposting to other support services and interventions.  If you would like any further information, contact Laura on (074)9145796 or 0873641503. Our next morning will take place on Friday 25th October at 10 am.Toddler Group Little Smiles with Big Dreams Toddler Group will meet every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon in the Presbyterian Hall, Meetinghouse Street, Raphoe.  Anyone who is in the care of a child parent(s)/guardian/aunt/uncle/child-minder or grandparent is welcome.  Toddler groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of similar age.  A light snack is provided for the kids while adults can enjoy a wee cuppa and chat! Cost €2 per family. Raphoe Boxing Club The Raphoe Club Boxing team had a very successful trip to Humberside at the weekend when they faced St. Paul’s Boxing Academy on Saturday night at the Kingston Suite at the KC Stadium home of Hull City F.C.  Under the guidance of club coaches Gary Mc Cullagh and Gerard Keaveney, Club boxers Liam Mc Monagle, Aaron Mc Daid, Daire Feeney and Tom Doherty all turned in very impressive displays against top rate English opponents and Raphoe’s former lightweight kingpin Dennis Lafferty who now runs the Lifford Boxing Club was part of the Raphoe team of 18 that made the successful journey to Hull.  On Sunday next Raphoe’s schoolboy puncher Ryley Doherty will box in the 9 county novice final in Letterkenny gym and best wishes to Ryley from all his club mates.Harvest Dance – CarnoneThe Harvest dance will take place in Carnone Hall on Friday 25th October.  Dancing from 9PM.  Admission €8 including supper.  Everyone Welcome.Helping Hands Scheme  Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs? Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project were odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc. Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/0873641503 50/50 Bonus BallThe winner of last week’s bonus ball was Isobel Mc Cormick, winning number 31, congratulations Isobel! To enter the bonus ball please call in!AuctionAn Auction will be held in the Black Memorial Hall, Convoy on Saturday 26th October at 1PM.  Items for auction will include Furniture, toys, household items, bric–a–brac, vegetables and farm items.  Tea and soup will be available. Raphoe Walking Group Raphoe Walking Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC.  Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!Seniors Alert SchemeRaphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.Are you interested in up skilling? Would you like to learn about computers?   Are you from the Raphoe area? Donegal ETB will be starting a beginner’s computer course on Tuesday 24th September from 10am-1pm in the Volt House, Raphoe. On this course you will build your knowledge and skills, and gain more confidence in working with computers. This is a part-time course, free of charge and delivered to small groups in a relaxed atmosphere.  For more information call Raphoe Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796 or call Georgie 0877002294 or apply online today through: http://www.fetchcourses.ieCo-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Raphoe Friday Club The Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrangeLocal focus: All the weekly news from Raphoe was last modified: October 18th, 2019 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:Raphoelast_img read more