Brathwaite lands big payday

first_img Brathwaite, a powerful lower order batsman and steady seamer, has been on the fringe of West Indies Test selection for some time, but finally made his debut on the tour of Down Under last December. He struck 59 in his first Test innings at Melbourne and then flaunted his bold attacking style in the final Test in Sydney, blasting 69 from 71 balls with seven fours and four sixes. However, it was his scintillating hundred in a one-day game against Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI last October in Colombo that would have caught the attention. He faced just 58 balls and slammed ten fours and seven sixes in a devastating knock. BENGALURU, India (CMC): Rising West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite made headlines at the Indian Premier League auction yesterday when he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for US$626,000. The 27-year-old, who made a huge impact with his power-hitting on the recent Test tour of Australia, entered the draft with a base price of US$30,000, but saw his value catapult as Delhi moved quickly to secure his services. He will now make his first-ever appearance in the glitzy multimillion-dollar tournament that runs from April 8 to May 29. “Excited to be a part of IPL and DelhiDaredevils. Giving thanks,” Brathwaite tweeted shortly afterwards. He was one of four West Indies players to find success during the auction. Opener Dwayne Smith was picked up by new franchise Gujarat Lions for US$343,000, Test and one-day captain Jason Holder was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $104,000 while leg-spinner Samuel Badree went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $74,000. POWERFUL BATSMANlast_img read more

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Ramjattan blames fishermen

first_imgPiracy…refuses to buy transpondersIn light of the recent deadly pirate attack that left four fishermen dead, five injured and 11 still missing, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the fishermen are reluctant to install modern tracking and emergency equipment on their boats despite calls for the industry to be modernised.Ramjattan made the statement at a press conference on Friday at his party’s headquarters to discuss their achievements and shortcomings on the third anniversary of being in Government. He noted that he visited the fisherfolk at Rosignol, and Numbers 43 and 66 Villages, Corentyne, where he explained the need for them to install transponders and radio sets on their boats to enable tracking and proper response in the event of an attack.“They don’t want to buy the transponders. I told them also, there is the need for radio sets so if they are under attack they can beep in and the nearest Police Station the alarm will go off. They don’t want to buy that. I now feel what we will probably have to do is get some monies for this that we can loan to them so that they can pay back in instalments. That is a new method,” Ramjattan said.Ramjattan reported that the fishermen are refusing to purchase the equipment, which costs approximately $100,000. He then proposed that Government pay for the equipment and then the fishermen would repay the Government through a pre-agreed payment plan.“We have to modernise our fleet but with the old and ancient attitudes of some of these fishermen, we are not going to get there unless Government stumps up I suppose. But to get a transponder set that could by virtue of the techniques and technology we have now, we could immediately know which boat was where but they (fishermen) do not want that. It comes up about $100,000 only and if it is for your safety and security, you do not want to spend that well then I am at a loss and I would not be in a position to help except by giving the loan, buying it for them and then taking payments in (instalments),” the Minister explained.The Minister said he is baffled as to why the fisherfolk would put their lives in danger when they can afford to modernise their fleets.“Have you ever seen the houses of some of these fishermen? Have you ever noticed how many cars they have and vans they have and the drinking?… They have the monies and if you can’t spend $100,000 to affix some mechanism on your boats so that it could secure you, well then come on,” he noted.Meanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon at his post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday told media operatives that Government will be heightening its counter-piracy activities on local waters which include aerial surveillance. He underscored the need to pay greater attention to the security of fisherfolk out in the ocean, while adding that Government will be equipping the Coast Guard with as much resources that are available.On April 27, 2018, four boats were attacked by a group of men who brutalised the occupants then threw them overboard. Two days later, another boat was attacked and the captain was killed. The crew is still missing. Those identified as missing include Ramesh Sanchara, Ganesh Persaud, Vickey Persaud, Glenroy Jones, Bharat Heralall, Ralph Anthony, and Tiaknauth Mohabir. The bodies that were recovered are yet to be positively identified while five persons have survived the attack. On Thursday, another body washed ashore at the Number 63 Beach and has been identified as Gavin Outar.So far, Guyanese Police have charged the alleged mastermind, 38-year-old Nakool Manohar of Number 43 Village, Corentyne. He appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday and was accused of committing an armed robbery on fishing vessel Sir Narine; the property of Danishwar Reddy, called “Smallie” between April 1 and 30, 2015 while being in the company of others.During the robbery, Manohar and his accomplices relieved several fishermen of a 240 horsepower outboard engine valued $1.8 million. In addition, Manohar was also accused of stealing fishing vessel Captain Vikash estimated at $2.3 million, the property of Vikash Balkissoon.Meanwhile, relatives of the missing fishermen are complaining about the treatment meted out to them by Surinamese authorities, since they are not allowed to view the recovered bodies of the men. Additionally, both Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan led separate teams to the Dutch-speaking country where they met with the aggrieved families and Surinamese authorities to discuss the way forward with possible areas for collaboration.Motion in ParliamentOn Thursday, the Surinamese Government came under attack by its Opposition for the way it handled the attack on Guyanese fishermen in their jurisdiction. It resulted in the passage a motion in Parliament to provide assistance, among other thing, to the aggrieved parties.last_img read more

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Emery expects tough Premier League debut against City

first_img“We are excited,” he said. “We have a lot of ambition to start well on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League.“It’s more easy to speak here than to do it on the pitch.“City, I think, after two years of working with Guardiola they have more stability, more security and when you watch City’s matches, they are playing with a very, very great confidence in themselves.”Emery, who has won plenty of silverware in his time, including three successive Europa Leagues when coach of Sevilla, says that he has been coaching the team this week to counter what he believes is Guardiola’s system.“I think that Guardiola’s coaching is clear in this team,” said Emery.“For that, we are working this week and preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition against City as a collective and as individual players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Unai Emery expects a testing day at the office for his Premier League debut against champions Manchester City © AFP / Paul FAITHLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery is excited about his baptism of fire in the Premier League on Sunday even though he could have wished for an easier first opponent than champions Manchester City.The 46-year-old Spaniard, who has brought in five fresh faces in the close season since replacing French legend Arsene Wenger, beleives City will have the upper hand as they have a consistent style due to manager Pep Guardiola being with them for two years and he is still bedding himself in at the Gunners.last_img read more

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SADNESS AS KILLYBEGS GROCER CALLS CREDITORS MEETING

first_imgONE of Killybegs’ best known grocery shops has been forced to call a creditors’ meeting.John Cunningham & Co Limited, based on St Catherine’s Road in the port town, is the latest local business to be hit by the recession.A creditors’ meeting will take place at the Mill Park Hotel, Donegal Town at 9am on June 14th. SADNESS AS KILLYBEGS GROCER CALLS CREDITORS MEETING was last modified: May 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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:john cunningham and co limitedKillybegslast_img read more

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Can you help us get Lady home?

first_imgLady the large black and gold German Shepherd went missing on Saturday from the Ramelton road area of Letterkenny.A gentle giant, Lady is very friendly with other dogs but can be a little bit shy around people.Her owner Kerrie explained that there was a possible sighting of Lady on Sunday in the Gortlee area however there have been no sightings since. Lady doesn’t have a collar however she is microchipped.Kerrie has tried tirelessly to find her, contacting the gardaí, the pound, and asking local vets.If you have spotted Lady please don’t hesitate to call Kerrie on 083117862 as she is very much missed.Can you help us get Lady home? was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:found doggerman shepherdGortleeletterkennyMISSING DOGRameltonlast_img read more

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TULLYVINNEY SUMMER CUP: LATE PORTER GOAL SENDS KILDRUM THROUGH AS SEMI-FINAL LINE-UP KNOWN

first_imgKildrumEvertonConvoyCharlie’s Bar.A late Shane Porter strike proved to be the difference as Kildrum defeated Ballybofey in a close and entertaining Tullyvinney Summer Cup quarter-final.In the other quarter-final matches, Charlie’s Bar had a comprehensive victory over McGee’s Raphoe to book their semi-final place. Everton defeated the Galacticos in a penalty shoot-out, after the two sides couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes of pulsating action.Everton won the shoot-out 4-2 to progress to the last four.While in the last quarter-final clash, a Chris McBride double send Convoy comfortably through to semi-finals.The semi-finals take place tonight with some mouth watering clashes down for decision. First up is the clash between Everton and Convoy which kicks-off at 7.20, which will be followed by the clash between Charlie’s Bar and the hotly fancied Kildrum side at 8.30.If games are level at full-time, there is no extra time, and the game goes straight to penalties.Quarter final results in fullCharlies Bar 4 – 0 McGee’s Raphoe Jason McGrinder (2) Gary McGuigan Joe BreslinKildrum 2 – 1 Ballybofey United Declan Curtis (pen) – Aaron McAuley – Shane PorterEverton 1 – 1 Galacticos – Benny Bonner – Ronan Tourish Everton win 4-2 on penalties– Chris McBride (2)Top goalscorers:Ryan Carlin – Convoy – 5 goals Ronan Tourish – Galacticos – 5Chris McBride – Convoy – 4Blain Curtis – Kildrum – 4Mark Carlin – Galacticos – 3David Shovlin – McGee’s Raphoe – 3TULLYVINNEY SUMMER CUP: LATE PORTER GOAL SENDS KILDRUM THROUGH AS SEMI-FINAL LINE-UP KNOWN was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:Charlie’s BarconvoyevertonKildrumnewsSportTullyvinney Summer Cuplast_img read more

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CONCERNS FOR UP TO 50 JOBS AT MAJOR LETTERKENNY COMPANY

first_imgEmployees at a Donegal company have been told that up to FIFTY jobs may be axed in the coming weeks.The Medisize plant in Letterkenny.Phillips Medisize, a company which makes medical components in Letterkenny, have already made six staff redundant.Employees at the company, which has a workforce of almost 250, were informed of the news on Tuesday afternoon. It’s believed that an American company placed a large order with Medisize last year and management at the Donegal plant increased their workforce in order to process the order placed.But it is now understood the company have decided to pull back on some of the order.Over the last year or so Medisize have taken on more than SEVENTY new staff to keep up with that order and it is those jobs which are now in jeopardy.One employee at Medisize told Donegal Daily, “I’m really worried about my position within the company, the news is not good and there doesn’t seem to be any solution to the issues bar people being made redundant. “I’ve only been here a few months, and I love working here, but it looks likely I’m going to be axed.“We had absolutely no warning prior to the announcement on Tuesday, and already people have been let go.“It’s a really worrying time, I’ve just took out a loan to put a deposit down on a house, but if I lose my job then I won’t be able to proceed with the loan as god only knows how long I’ll be back on the dole for.“The thought of signing on again is horrible, and I just hope management can get a solution sorted and they can save as many jobs as possible.”Management at Medisize are expected to fly out to London tomorrow to meet representatives from the American company to see if they can come up with some sort of package to save as many jobs as possible. For now it’s a very worrying time for a number of employees at Medisize.The news that at least FIFTY staff will lose their jobs with be a crippling blow to the town and to Donegal.The company have yet to release a statement.CONCERNS FOR UP TO 50 JOBS AT MAJOR LETTERKENNY COMPANY was last modified: June 12th, 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:donegaljob losses?letterkennymedical componentsMedisizelast_img read more

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Hacker Poll: What Do You Think of Internet Explorer 9?

first_imgklint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes “People don’t remember this, particularly web developers, but there was a time when Microsoft made the best web browser in the world,” JavaScript guru Douglas Cockford said in an interview at InfoQ late last year. “IE 6 was by far the best and continued to be the best browser in the world for many years after, but the other browser makers have all gotten ahead of them. And there is a chance that with IE 9 Microsoft might get that back.”IE6 may have been the best browser of its time when it was released, but it was never the most standards compliant. And the damage it did to web development as a whole is immeasurable. Microsoft is trying to make amends with Internet Explorer 9, its most standards compliant browser yet.However, there are some issues with last week’s release candidate. The Register takes a look at some non-standards compliant tags in IE9 and wonders if it’s going to be IE6 all over again.Have you taken a look at the new browser? What do you think? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img Tags:#hack#Polls Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

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Two soldiers killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu and Kashmir: Army

first_imgTwo jawans manning the Line of Control (LoC) were killed in the Pakistan Army’s firing in the Pir Panjal valley’s Sunderbani sector, Rajouri, in the past 24 hours, the Army said on Tuesday.An Army spokesman said the Pakistan Army initiated “unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 5.15 p.m. in Sunderbani Sector on Monday”.“In the exchange of fire, rifleman Vinod Singh and rifleman Jaki Sharma were grievously injured and succumbed to their injuries,” said the spokesman. The deceased — Singh, 24, is from J&K’s Akhnoor and Sharma, 30, is from Hiranagar. The Army organised a wreath laying ceremony for the deceased at the Akhnoor Military Hospital.last_img

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Strength in numbers: Thousands of Filipinos in Lebanon rally behind Gilas

first_imgREAD: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas PilipinasAnd in Gilas’ tiff against Qatar on Sunday, Filipino fans took their admiration to the next level as they rallied behind their team even after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs per Fiba.com, more than 2,000 fans came out to meet Gilas in its 80-74 win over Qatar. The victory put the squad on top of Group B with a 3-0 record with wins over defending champion China and Iraq.Photo from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.comPhoto from Fiba.com LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Filipinos sure know how to show their all-out support to their beloved national basketball team.The Philippine team has been the biggest draw of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the number of fans in attendance at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon appears to be growing every time Gilas hits the floor.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China stops skid, Korea stays spotless in AVClast_img read more

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