Tony Becca | Test cricket is alive and kicking

first_imgCricket, Test cricket, like most sports, is a wonderful and exciting past-time, and it has been so ever since it saw the light of day in 1877, as many as 140 years ago. In 2016, however, it was probably even more so now than ever before, and the threat of ODI cricket, or of Twenty20 cricket, but for the natural flow of things, hardly contributed to Test cricket’s apparent change of pace. And they had nothing to with it when, for example, one remembers the exciting batsmen of the 1950s, the drama and excitement of the West Indies tour of Australia in 1960-61, and also, among other things, the brilliant, almost ODI-like, or Twenty20-like batting of the West Indies at Headingley in 1976 when they raced to 439 for nine and won many rounds of applause for their brilliance on the opening day of the fourth Test match. Although the fielding of such teams as Pakistan and the West Indies left much to be desired, the year 2016 was a time in which batting, the exciting heart-beat of the game, bowling, the necessary and skilful workhorse of the game, and the glorious uncertainty of the game really showed themselves all around the world, and on different pitches, on testing pitches, and in different conditions. Once upon a time, it took batsmen like Garry Sobers and Rohan Kanhai, Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath, Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell, and Majid Khan and Asif Iqbal to show the way and to fast bowlers like Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thompson, John Snow and Bob Willis, and Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, and Malcolm Marshall to counter them with lightning pace. Today, it is left to batsmen like Kohli, Vijay, Amla and de Villiers, Williamson and Root, and Warner and Smith to lead the way, and to a host of spin bowlers, headed by Ashwin, Bishoo, Herath, and Jadeja, and including the likes of Imran Tahir, Nathan Lyon, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Adam Zampa, and Bangladesh’s teenaged Mehedi Hasan Miraz to keep the batsmen in check and to keep the game more interesting and fit for the sophisticated appetite of the fans. And the new year has started well also, probably setting the pace for 2017, and thanks to Warner. Warner joined the illustrious company of Victor Trumper, Stan McCabe, Don Bradman, and Majid Khan as the only batsmen in the history of the game to race to a century in the first session of a Test match. The Australian achieved the feat when he scored 100 runs out of his 113 off 78 deliveries in the first session on the first morning of the third Test match between Australia and Pakistan in Sydney. Test cricket is alive and kicking, and the fans are enjoying it, especially in England, Australia, India, and South Africa. Three double centuries In 2016, it was no different. The batting was awesome, especially the batsmen like Virat Kohli, three double centuries in the year, Karun Nair, and Murali Vijay of India, Hashim Amla, AB deVilliers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, and Quinton de Kock, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor of New Zealand, AzharAli and Younis Khan of Pakistan, and Joe Root of England, and, of course, David Warner, Steve Smith, Adam Voges, and Usman Khawaja of Australia. And the bowling, in particular the spin bowling of two like Ravinchandran Ashwin and Ranjana Herath, was deadly. The cricket of 2016 was exciting and interesting because of the huge scores, and the low scores which shadowed the high scores like twin brothers and which made the game more interesting. Of the 14 scores over 500, and the 17 over 400, there were India’s mammoth 759 for seven declared against England in Chennai and their 631 also against England in Mumbai and they were followed by England’s 629 for six declared against South Africa in Cape Town and South Africa’s 627 for seven declared in the same match, and Australia’s 624 for eight declared against Pakistan in Melbourne. And they were followed by such low scores as South Africa’s 83 against England in Johannesburg, Australia’s 85 against South Africa in Hobart, and by Sri Lanka’s 91 against England in Leeds, not to mention the West Indies’ 108 against India in St Lucia. Emphatic margins With the margins of victory showing an innings and 77 runs for New Zealand over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, an innings and 92 runs by India over the West Indies at North Sound, 330 runs for England against Pakistan at Old Trafford, and 321 runs by India against New Zealand at Indore, some of the results were also by wide and emphatic margins. Add to those big victories, Ali’s 302 not out versus the West Indies at Dubai and Nair’s 303 not out against England in two of the eleven occasions batsmen scored double centuries, and it is clear that batsmen really enjoyed a wonderful year. The bowlers, however, the spin bowlers in particular, more than balanced the proceedings. On 29 occasions, six-wicket hauls were registered, and for a change, the top-six performers were all spin bowlers. Right-arm leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, eight for 49, heads the list, and he was followed by left-arm spinner Herath with eight for 63 against Zimbabwe in Harare, and seven for 64 against Australia in Colombo, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja with seven for 48 against England in Chennai, and off-spinner Ashwin with seven for 59 against New Zealand at Indore and seven for 83 against the West Indies at North Sound were the chief destroyers as wickets fell like nine-pins. The wickets tumbled like nine-pins to the delight of some and to the chagrin of others, especially when the wickets fell in clusters or in bunches. The more famous ones were Australia versus Sri Lanka in Pallekele – 139 for four to 161, six for 22; Australia versus South Africa in Hobart – 129 for two to 161, 32 for eight; Australia versus Sri Lanka in Galle – 54 for one to 106, nine for 52; Bangladesh versus England in Chittagong – 221 for four to 248, six for 27; and Bangladesh versus England in Mirpur – 171 for one to 220, nine for 49. England versus South Africa at Centurion – 58 for three to 101, seven for 43; England versus India in Mumbai – 141 for three to 195, nine for 54; England versus Bangladesh in Mirpur – 100 without loss to 164, 10 for 64, Sri Lanka versus England at Headingley – 43 for three to 91, seven for 48, and Sri Lanka versus England at Headingley – 79 for two 119, eight for 40. Skilful workhorselast_img read more

I’m finished says Mayweather after McGregor rout

first_imgAlyssa Valdez calls for unity in Philippine volleyball MOST READ 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 “Conor you are a hell of a champion.”Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches replays after defeating Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Mayweather also rejected suggestions that his 50th victory — against an opponent who had never boxed professionally before — would be destined to have an asterisk against it.“A win is a win, no matter how you get it,” Mayweather said. “Rocky Marciano is a legend and I look forward to going into the Hall of Fame one day.”Mayweather meanwhile revealed the fight had followed a tactical plan as he took his time and allowed McGregor to become fatigued before pouncing in the later rounds.“Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot his shots early and then take him out down the stretch,” Mayweather said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “We know in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, he started to slow down. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn’t go the distance.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies The win sees Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year retirement to face McGregor, surpass heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano with a perfect record of 50-0.Afterwards former welterweight king Mayweather insisted he would never be seen in a ring again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson SPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“This was my last fight tonight. For sure,” Mayweather said, praising his beaten opponent.“Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Floyd Mayweather insisted he would head into a permanent retirement after sealing his place in boxing history with a 50th straight win against Conor McGregor on Saturday.The 40-year-old American star outclassed McGregor over 10 absorbing rounds at the T-Mobile Arena to defeat Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor by technical knockout.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

LET’S LECTURE: Harry Greaves Continues to Explain Why He Was Fired From the LPRC

first_imgOn September 9, 2009, I was fired by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from my position as managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC). Contrary to popular myth, it was not because of what I did so much as what I did NOT do.At the time, I was embarked upon a long drawn out procurement process for rehabilitation of LPRC’s ancient, leaky tank farm on Bushrod Island, Monrovia. It had taken us 2 years, with participation by many stakeholders and bids conducted in public, under media scrutiny. The whole process had been shepherded by a world-class Canadian petroleum consulting firm whose principals I had met during the transitional government period when they were hired by the World Bank to do some work at LPRC.The head of my negotiating team told me of a conversation he had had with President Sirleaf that disturbed him. He said to me, “Ellen has just told me in effect that if you do not engage in corruption, she is going to fire you.”“What do you mean,” I asked. “I told her that she will be very proud of you, that you are conducting this procurement by the book, that it is completely free of any corruption or kickbacks. But her reaction surprised me,” he said. “She told me that that was all well and good. But you know what’s up. If you don’t act more “political”, you will have to fall on your sword,” he continued.At the time, some government officials were pressuring me to give them money and I was reluctant to do so. So, he was telling me that unless I did the sort of thing that got my dear friend Clem Urey in trouble, I would be fired. “So be it! Then she will fire me. But I have no intention of caving in to demands from people on Capitol Hill,” I replied.After the rehabilitation contract had been signed with Zakhem International, a British engineering and construction firm, in a very public ceremony at Krystal Oceanview Hotel, I was asked by the House of Representatives to cancel the contract, for no tangible reason. I refused.President Sirleaf was persuaded by her then-Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Mr. Morris Saytumah (now Senator for Bomi county), that the contract was flawed and should be cancelled. So, she set up an “independent” commission of inquiry, which turned out to be not so independent after all, so populated was it with Mr. Saytumah’s henchmen, none of whom, except for the chairman, had the qualifications to sit on such a commission. One of the members of the commission, Mr. Aloysius Jappah, a deputy minister to Mr. Saytumah, had visited me at my home and demanded a US$300,000 bribe from me. I told him that if he wanted that kind of money he would have to ask Zakhem directly but I had no money to give. He, like many others, were under the mistaken notion that I had received US$3 million from Zakhem as a kickback. Where they got that figure from, God in heavens knows. But, you know, Liberians are not very good when it comes to figures.I pointed out to Mr. Jappah that, if I, who was only signing pieces of paper, had received US$3 million, then the contractor, who was taking all of the commercial risks and doing the work, would have to be earning at least US$9 million. With profit of US$12 million (9+3) on a contract price of US$25 million, Zakhem would have to be making a profit margin of 50% for that to be true. He should show me which company in the world makes that kind of margin on construction contracts and I would gladly resign my job and go to work for them.Unbeknownst to Mr. Jappah, I had recorded his attempted shake down, went to a magistrate and obtained an affidavit chronicling my experience, reported him the very next day after the shake-down attempt to the learned counselor heading the commission, and reported this whole sordid matter to the media (the recording was on the Front Page Africa website for a year). It was this act of whistle-blowing that got me fired. I was excoriated for going to the media. “Why did I do that?” was the question. “Why didn’t I just keep my mouth shut?”Next week we will examine what happened with the tank farm rehabilitation after my departure from LPRC.The writer is a certified public accountant and a businessman. He can be reached at (hagreaves49@gmail.com) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tourism sector to get much needed boost – new Director

first_imgNewly appointed Tourism Director, Brian Mullis on Tuesday unveiled plans that will be implemented to boost Guyana’s tourism sector.Mullis said that since taking up the new role, he has been focusing on a more advanced and rounded approach to tackling the challenges that are currently affecting the growth and development of the country’s infant tourism sector.Tourism Director Brian MullisHe said emphasis must be placed on enhancing effective lines of communication within the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and other supporting tourism bodies, to elevate Guyana’s place in the global market.“We have to focus on a more progressive and holistic approach to destination development. We cannot continue to engage in ad hoc tourism development,” the new Director of the GTA said.Mullis, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the non-profit organisation – Sustainable Travel International – through which he has led several high impact projects worldwide.Mullis has also worked with the Dalai Lama on a project in Dharamshala, India, to reduce the negative impact of tourism.He was adamant that the tourism sector income could double in no time, but it needs help from the Private Sector.Mullis, who began his contract as Director on April 16 of this year, was shortlisted from a group of over 30 regional and international applications.He also served two terms on the US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board under the Obama Administration.His appointment was announced by Minister of State Joseph Harmon during a post-Cabinet press briefing in January. With plans to boost the development of a sustainable tourist destination, the appointment of the new GTA Director was essential.Mullis replaces former Director Indranauth Haralsingh, whose tenure ended late last year.However, People’s Progressive Party, former Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali, had expressed disappointment that since 2015, management of the sector has been marked by a lack of “energy and enthusiasm.”According to Ali, the tourism sector holds much potential for Guyana, but there is need for a tourism policy to be guided by a strategic approach that is not limited to developing and marketing Guyana as a product, but caters to partnering with the Private Sector. He urged that that approach be devoid of political considerations.He related that the former Administration had, over the years, developed a number of signature events, which are now either being de-emphasised or ignored by the coalition Government.He opined that the sector has become dormant because the Business Ministry, which has oversight of the tourism sector, lacks the energy and vision necessary to take the industry forward. Noting that the local experience continues to be underestimated, he urged that a national discussion on tourism be held. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more

Va. Tech incident raises anxiety

first_imgWhile a situation like the Virginia Tech shootings would involve law enforcement first, the ACCESS Center has a mobile response team of mental health experts ready 24 hours a day that would help evaluate an evolving volatile scenario like that, Shah said. Clinicians, psychologists and physicians at the center coordinate the appropriate response to an event. In 2006, the center fielded 265,000 calls. Elsie Hatom, a psychiatric technician, said the center had been “very busy” recently with teachers calling, unsure how to handle a given situation. “We’re the dispatchers,” Hatom said. “We have our finger on the pulse of the whole county.” Hatom, who has worked at the center since 1995, said people have become “a lot more anxious on a lot of different levels” since she started 12 years ago. Ken Kondo, a health department spokesman, said Los Angeles County oversees the largest network of mental health programs, services, caseloads and clinics in the world. He said the reason is California’s 2004 Mental Health Services Act. “Ours is a recovery model as opposed to being symptom-oriented,” Kondo said. “The world is looking at us as a model.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In hindsight, much has been written on the supposed warning signs shown by Seung-Hui Cho – the 23-year-old Virginia Tech shooter – prior to the incident. “People are looking at every little thing and perhaps over-interpreting things in some cases right now,” Shah said. “But it’s our job to check all of them out, because we don’t know.” To avoid a rampage like Cho’s, Dr. Lewis Webb, a psychologist for the department, said county officials put a priority on prevention and follow-up, such as taking threats seriously and making sure patients take any necessary medication. Shah said when a person threatens suicide or homicide, age, gender and ethnicity are all considered in creating a psychological profile. Males between the ages of 14 and 25 are most likely to engage in a “Virginia Tech-type incident,” with white males the highest risk group, he said. “So we look at the person’s history to evaluate if it’s suicidal or homicidal in nature,” Shah said. “Kids that age are often hypersensitive to rejection and overreact under that stress.” NORWALK – A spike in “copycat” calls since the Virginia Tech massacre has left emergency responders in the Los Angeles area jittery as they cope with nervous teachers, parents and mental health workers. At the ACCESS Center in Norwalk – the hot line center and “brain stem” of the county’s mental health system – supervising clinician Sanjay Shah said calls from schools jumped by at least 15 percent in the past few weeks. They have included everything from teachers calling about a student’s violent talk to parents worried about their child’s gory drawings. One mother called after hearing her son tell a friend, “Someone is going to die” at his school. last_img read more

Exclusive – Liverpool boss Rodgers backs Redknapp, branding QPR sack talk ‘incredible’

first_imgBrendan Rodgers has launched a passionate defence of QPR counterpart Harry Redknapp – describing speculation he could be on his way out of Loftus Road as ‘incredible’.Sunday’s dramatic defeat at home to Liverpool has left the Rs rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and Redknapp, who led the Hoops to promotion last season, is odds-on to be the next top-flight next manager to lose his job.But Rodgers admits his team were lucky to leave west London with three points, and insists Redknapp’s position should be safe given the job he has done.“I cannot believe the things that are coming out in terms of Harry Redknapp being under pressure. I find it unbelievable,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He went into a club and turned it around. When a team gets relegated, everyone knows how difficult it can be and sometimes teams don’t come back for a number of years. But he got them promoted.“It is obviously difficult when you come up [to the Premier League]. I know that from coming up with Swansea. But this is a top, top manager who gets the maximum out of players.“They should have got something [against Liverpool]. They were playing for Harry. I find it incredible his job is being questioned and linked with other people because he is clearly a top, top class manager and has been for many years.”last_img read more

Blackpool fans table £16million bid to buy club from Oyston family

first_img1 Blackpool fans protest against the Oyston family’s ownership A group of Blackpool fans have tabled a £16million bid to buy the club from owners Owen Oyston and his family.Blackpool Supporters’ Trust has sent an open ‘letter of intent’ to Oyston, who bought the club for £1 in 1987, urging him to sell “and thereby prevent any further damage being done to Blackpool FC, its reputation and its future prospects”.The Tangerines were in the Premier League five years ago but have since been relegated to League One – the third tier of English football.Fans have protested loudly at the way the club has been run for the last two years and relations between them and both Oyston and his son Karl, the club chairman, reached rock-bottom at the end of last season.BST said in its letter: “The action you take in responding to this bid is just as important to the future of the Football Club as was your decision to buy the Club for £1 in 1987.“The question now facing you and your family is whether you still care enough about the well-being and reputation of Blackpool FC to sell it (ie. your complete shareholding in Segesta) to the Trust for just over £16million.“The club is now perceived to be in such a parlous state that our members have decided it is better to offer to buy our club back by giving you as many of the assets as possible than it is to continue with the Oystons in charge.“The actions taken by Karl over the last four years have ensured that any good that you and your family may have done for the club has been entirely negated and rendered worthless.“You have lost the goodwill and the confidence of the supporters and indeed the people of the Fylde Coast.”Karl Oyston was last month banned from football for six weeks and fined £40,000 by the Football Association for calling supporter Stephen Smith “a retard” and telling him to “enjoy the rest of your special needs day out” during a text-message exchange last November.Tensions came to a head on the final afternoon of last season against Huddersfield when Blackpool fans staged a pitch invasion early in the second half, forcing the home game to be abandoned.The Football League elected not to replay the game but charges were brought against the club by both the League and the FA, while the incident proved to be final straw for manager Lee Clark, who quit shortly afterwards.Neil McDonald, former assistant manager at West Ham, has since been appointed as Clark’s successor.last_img read more

NATION ROUNDUP Heels give Davis win over Miami

first_imgFrom news services Brandon Tate scored on a 54-yard end-around in a spurt of 27 points to start the game and Connor Barth kicked four field goals to lead North Carolina past Miami, 33-27, giving Coach Butch Davis a victory against his former program in Chapel Hill, N.C. Anthony Elzy ran for 95 yards and a score for the Tar Heels (2-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who turned in a dominating performance to take a 27-0 lead at halftime then hung on as the Hurricanes (4-2, 1-1) twice rallied to within a TD in the second half. Michigan 33, Eastern Michigan 22: Mike Hart ran for 215 yards to become Michigan’s career rushing leader, and matched a career high with three scores to lead the Wolverines (4-2) in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Eagles fell to 2-4. Florida State 27, North Carolina State 10: Michael Ray Garvin’s 43-yard interception return for a score snapped a halftime tie and sparked host Florida State (4-1, 1-1) to its fourth straight win. The Wolfpack fell to 1-5, 0-3. Auburn 35, Vanderbilt 7: Ben Tate rushed for 96 yards, Brad Lester ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut following a suspension, and host Auburn (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) earned its third consecutive victory. Vanderbilt is 3-2, 1-2. Arkansas 34, Chattanooga 15: Felix Jones rushed for 141 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and Darren McFadden ran for 122 yards for host Arkansas (3-2). Chattanooga is 1-4. Northwestern 48, Michigan State 41: C.J. Bacher threw for a school-record 520 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime in East Lansing, Mich. Northwestern is 3-3, 1-2 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are 4-2, 0-2. Indiana 40, Minnesota 20: Bryan Payton rushed for a career-high 90 yards and three TDs, and Austin Starr tied a school record with four field goals to lift host Indiana (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten). Minnesota (1-5, 0-3) lost its fourth straight. Wake Forest 41, Duke 36: Receiver Kenneth Moore rushed for two touchdowns and Wake Forest withstood Thaddeus Lewis’ four-TD performance in Durham, N.C. Moore caught 11 passes for 100 yards and rushed four times for 84 yards, with scoring runs covering 21 and 53 yards for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 2-1 ACC). Duke is 1-5, 0-3. Mississippi State 30, UAB 13: Running back Anthony Dixon, who lost his starting job this week, rushed for 152 yards and three second-half touchdowns for host Mississippi State. The win gives the Bulldogs (4-2) four victories in a season for the first time since 2000. The Blazers are 1-4. Mississippi 24, Louisiana Tech 0: Seth Adams threw for two touchdowns and the struggling Mississippi defense notched the Rebels’ first shutout since 2003 in Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss (2-4), which came in allowing 33 points per game, snapped a four-game losing streak while holding the Bulldogs (1-4) to 301 yards of total offense. Army 20, Tulane 17: Host Army (3-3) completed an improbable comeback in overtime on Owen Tolson’s 25-yard field goal. The Black Knights tied it as time expired on a deflected 36-yard pass to Mike Wright from backup Kevin Dunn. Tulane is 1-4. Virginia 23, Middle Tennessee 21: Chris Gould kicked a 34-yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift the visiting Cavaliers (5-1). MTU is 1-5. Colorado 43, Baylor 23: Demetrius Sumler scored three TDs and Kevin Eberhart kicked four field goals longer than 40 yards for visiting Colorado (4-2, 2-0 Big 12). Baylor is 3-3, 0-2. UTEP 48, Tulsa 47: Trevor Vittatoe’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Joe West with 58 seconds left led Texas-El Paso (4-2, 2-0 C-USA) to a comeback win at home. Tulsa is 3-2, 1-1. East Carolina 52, Central Florida 38: Chris Johnson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD to spark a 28-point third quarter as East Carolina (3-3, 2-1 C-USA) rallied in Greenville, N.C. UCF is 3-2, 1-1. Around the nation: Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead broke the NCAA all-divisions career rushing record, passing R.J. Bowers by running for 208 yards in a 21-0 victory over Western New Mexico in Silver City, N.M. Woodhead got the 121 yards he needed to pass Bowers’ mark of 7,353 by the third quarter. Woodhead pushed his career total up to 7,441 yards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPenn State 27, Iowa 7: Anthony Morelli threw for 233 yards and a TD, Rodney Kinlaw ran for a career-high 168 yards and two scores and Penn State (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) shut down the Hawkeyes (2-4, 0-3) at State College, Pa. Maryland 28, Georgia Tech 26: In his first career start, Chris Turner threw for 255 yards, and Lance Ball ran for three touchdowns as Maryland (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) held on in College Park, Md. Travis Bell sent a 52-yard field-goal attempt wide right with 54 seconds remaining. Andrew Gardner was whistled for holding on the previous play, knocking the Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-3) back 10 yards and preventing them from what would have been a 40-yard try. Texas Tech 42, Iowa State 17: Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree set an NCAA record for receiving TDs by a freshman in his sixth straight multiple-TD game, in Lubbock, Texas. Crabtree scored three times against the Cyclones (1-5, 0-2 Big 12), giving him 17 for the season. The Red Raiders’ receiver broke the freshman record of 14 TD catches by Jabar Gaffney (Florida in 2000), Mike Williams (USC in 2002) and Davone Bess (Hawaii in 2005). Tech is 5-1, 1-1. Texas A&M 24, Oklahoma State 23: Jorvorskie Lane rushed for two touchdowns and had his first TD catch as host Texas A&M (5-1, 2-0) matched its largest comeback ever, rallying from 17 points down to to take over first place in the Big 12 South. OSU is 3-3, 1-1. Alabama 30, Houston 24: John Parker Wilson threw for two TDs and ran for a third, but it took an end-zone interception by Simeon Castille for Alabama (4-2) to put away Houston (2-3) on the final play in Tuscaloosa, Ala. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Donegal engineering company seeks Welders/Fabricators

first_imgJob Vacancy: JK Metal Fabrication Ltd is seeking experienced Welders/Fabricators to join their team.JK Metal Fabrication Ltd is an engineering company based in Frosses, Co. Donegal.Job requirements:  Mig welding experience essentialTig experience an advantageFull time and part time positions are available.To apply for these roles, email a CV to jkellyengineering@gmail.comJob Vacancy: Donegal engineering company seeks Welders/Fabricators was last modified: September 16th, 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:engineeringFabricatorsJK Metal Fabrication LtdWeldersweldinglast_img read more

JUST ONE APPLICANT FROM DONEGAL TO STUDY FOR PRIESTHOOD

first_imgJust one seminarian from Donegal will commence priesthood studies at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth this year.Just one seminarian has joined to study the priesthood from Donegal this year.Yesterday Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth welcomed a total of seventeen new seminarians who have commenced their formation for the priesthood at the National Seminary.The new candidates, their families and friends were welcomed to Maynooth by the President of Saint College Maynooth, Monsignor Hugh Connolly. He said “Our thoughts and prayers accompany these seventeen men who have taken the first step along the road to ordained ministry and to placing their lives at the service of Christ and of His people. This formation year will coincide with a Year of Mercy which will be celebrated throughout the world by the universal Church.“When our Holy Father announced this he said, ‘I am convinced that the whole church – has much need to receive mercy because we are all sinners and will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are all called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. The call of Jesus pushes each of us to never stop at the surface of things, especially when we are dealing with a person, because we are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart to see of how much generosity everyone is capable. No one can be excluded from the mercy of God.’”Monsignor Connolly concluded, “It is my wish that the year ahead will be a year of mercy and of grace for each one of us here in our seminary community. May we never stop at the ‘surface of things’ but rather push on to discover the presence of Christ in our community and in every person with whom we are called to minister and to share our lives. Let us pray that others will hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and that they may also consider a vocation to the priesthood.”At the end of September the total number of resident seminarians in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will be approximately sixty. A further twenty or so non-resident seminarians are also pursuing their academic studies in the College, together with some postgraduate priests and several hundred lay students. A breakdown for 2015, by diocese, of the seventeen first year seminarians is as follows:– Armagh 1– Cork & Ross 1– Derry 1*– Down & Connor 3* – Dublin 3– Galway 1– Kerry 1– Killaloe 2 – Ossory 1– Raphoe 1– Tuam 1– Waterford & Lismore 1* These students will continue their academic studies in Belfast after one month of formation work in Maynooth.Over the past three years the number of new seminarians beginning their studies in Maynooth has been: fourteen in 2014; twenty in 2013; and, twelve in 2012.JUST ONE APPLICANT FROM DONEGAL TO STUDY FOR PRIESTHOOD was last modified: August 24th, 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)Tags:donegalprieshoodseminarianlast_img read more