Newly appointed Jamaica Scorpions one-day captain, opener John Campbell, says his intention is to grab the opportunity with both hands. The former West Indies Under-19 vice-captain is scheduled to lead Jamaica for the first time when the WICB NAGICO Insurance Super50 tournament bowls off early next month. “I’m really happy and elated to be leading my country at the highest level,” said Campbell, who replaces spinner Nikita Miller as leader of the unit. “It’s not really a surprise to me as I am the vice-captain of the four-day team. “I therefore knew that the selectors were looking at me, and now that I have been presented with the opportunity, I hope to grab it both hands.” Campbell, one of the brighter batting prospects locally, is set to lead Jamaica in a tough Group A. The group includes the co-hosts and title holders, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, last year’s runners-up Barbados Pride, and invited team, ICC Americas. Each team is slated to play each other twice at the group stage with the top two advancing to the semi-finals, set for January 20 and 21. The final will be played on Sunday, January 23. “It’s a tough tournament and a tough group, but we have a good, balanced squad,” stated Campbell. “I am therefore looking forward to us going over there and representing the country well, and hopefully bring home the trophy.” Meanwhile, 23-year-old Campbell, who boasts a one-day average of 33 from eight games, said he is hoping to improve his overall statistics. “I have been doing fairly well in one-day cricket, and heading into this tournament, I am looking to score my first one-day century,” he said. “That would be good for me, and for the team.” The third staging of the Super50 is set to bowl off on Thursday, January 7 at Queen’s Park Oval with the Scorpions facing the Red Force in a day-night encounter. St Kitts and Nevis are the other co-hosts and will feature Guyana Jaguars, Windward Islands Volcanoes, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, and Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.
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The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging the Liberian government to dissolve the Mary Broh Special Task Force recently constituted to clean and beautify the City of Monrovia.ALJA in a press release issued on Saturday, November 21, the government must disband the Presidential Task Force because its creation is at variance with the principle of good governance. The Association said the setting up of the Broh Special Task Force equates to another redundancy in government because the tasks currently being executed by the Task Force are the statutory responsibilities of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC). ALJA’s statement approved by its president Moses Sandy said instead of complementing efforts by the MCC in keeping Monrovia and its environs pristine through the regular collection of trash and the enforcement of city ordinances, the Broh Special Task Force’s mandate, usurps and undermines the authority of the Monrovia City government in the performance of its statutory responsibilities. It is reported in the media that the Liberian government gave the Task Force US $400,000 for its work.The Liberian journalists in the Americas said while they wholeheartedly appreciate efforts by the Liberian government in maintaining the beauty of Monrovia and its environs, they are however, opposed to the extra-judicial authority President Sirleaf has given the Special Task Force.ALJA said former Mayor Broh and members of the Special Presidential Task Force are not better managers than the MCC current Mayor, Clara Doe Mvogo and her team in keeping Monrovia clean. ALJA said what the MCC needs most at this time, is logistical, financial, and political supports from the Sirleaf government, but not redundancy and the usurpation of its functions.ALJA noted the cleaning and beautification of the City of Monrovia required sustained monetary and logistical support from the Liberian government and the business community, but not ad hoc arrangements such as the creation of the Broh Special Task Force by President Sirleaf.Meanwhile, ALJA has condemned Ms. Broh and members of the Special Task Force for their repeated verbal and physical attacks on ordinary Liberians in Monrovia under the guise of cleaning and enforcing city ordinances. ALJA made particular reference to Ms. Broh and members of the Task Force recent arrest, flogging, and shaming of some young Liberian women accused of prostitution in Monrovia.ALJA said the humiliation those young women suffered at the hands of Ms. Broh and her crew was distasteful and unwarranted. The Association noted the mandate of the Special Task Force, which focuses on the beautification of Monrovia does not extend to the arrest, flogging, and denigration of peaceful citizens on flimsy accounts. ALJA said the Special Task Force is not a law enforcement agency and it cannot arrogate unto itself tasks that are assigned to the Liberia National Police and other security agencies in the country.The Association described the action of Ms. Broh and the Special Task Force as arbitrary and counter-productive to the peace and stability of Liberia. ALJA said after ten years of political stability under the Sirleaf government, Ms. Broh and her cronies cannot afford to reverse the current peace and tranquility prevailing in the country be engaging in acts that are inimical to the ongoing reconciliation process.ALJA is a group of current and retired Liberian journalists residing in the Americas. The Association was founded in 1998 in Washington, D.C., USA. The organization seeks to foster peace and unity among its members. ALJA is also, dedicated to championing the cause of press freedom and good governance in Liberia. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf set-up the Mary Broh Special Task Force recently with the mandate to keep Monrovia dirt-free for a period of one month beginning November 15th through December 15th. The former Monrovia City Mayor and members of the Task Force should have started work on November 15th, but they started the tearing down of private properties and market stalls in the City before the November 15th date.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Tottenham Hotspur may be struggling in front of goal when it comes to Premier League games but in training they look sharp with a certain Danish international appearing to be in inspired form.Christian Eriksen scored a beautiful backheel past Michel Vorm as they prepared for their clash against Swansea on Sunday while Hugo Lloris looks in predictably unbeatable form between the sticks.The Lilywhites faithful will now be hoping they can replicate this fine form against Garry Monk’s Jacks and we think their training ground efforts deserve a second viewing.
Scroll down now and see if you’ve won the prize. 🙂 VOODOO VENUE PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU WON FREE ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE? was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionEntertainmentFeaturesnewspicture specialVoodoo Venue Voodoo Venue continues to earn rave reviews from those who frequent the popular nightspot and this weekend was no different. The newly renovated premises have been packed out every weekend since it re-opened and the popularity of Voodoo Venue and Vintage shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.With great music in both venues, classy decor, cocktails, champagne and VIP booths available, mean Voodoo Venue really is the only nightclub worth spending your weekend in. Every week Voodoo Venue in conjunction with Donegal Daily do a picture special.If your face is circled in the photos outlined below, you will win the following amazing prize. The prize is free entry for 4 this Saturday to Voodoo Club or Voodoo Vintage and get a free bottle of Prosecco on arrival.
There were other scenes of discomfort: Quarterback Matt Leinart yelled at freshman wide receiver Patrick Turner, because he lined up at the wrong spot, then burned a timeout to erase the confusion. USC coach Pete Carroll got motivated enough to give Leinart and tailback LenDale White personal pep talks on the sideline after the Trojans fell behind by 18 points. Carroll also ordered players off the bench and over to the sideline to support the offense. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 None of this made the impact of a simpler decision, however, to just run the football and abandon the deep pass. That change allowed White and tailback Reggie Bush to lead the Trojans to their greatest comeback in 31 years with a 38-28 victory over No. 14-ranked Arizona State before 71,706 at Sun Devil Stadium. White rushed for a career-high 197 yards and two touchdowns while Bush gained 158 yards with two touchdowns as the Trojans erased a 21-3 halftime deficit. It was USC’s biggest comeback victory since falling behind Notre Dame 24-0 in a classic 1974 encounter the Trojans eventually won 55-24. “We’re used to dominating people and today that wasn’t the case,” Bush said. “The biggest key was our heart. Most teams would fold up in that situation.” After being fancy in the first half, USC went back to the basics. Carroll said it was a coaches’ decision but maybe someone listened to the players. TEMPE, Ariz. — As he strolled off the field late Saturday afternoon, USC offensive tackle Winston Justice was asked if he thought the No. 1-ranked Trojans might lose to Arizona State. “No,” Justice said, but he quickly raised his eyebrows and rolled his eyes to contradict his answer. “We ran the ball in the second half, we should have done it more in the first,” Justice said. “We were telling the coaches, /\x27/Hey, they are playing the pass,” ‘ Bush added. USC rushed for 264 yards in the second half. It made the decision easier that Leinart was far from Heisman-winning form. He didn’t throw a touchdown pass for only the second time in 30 career starts. The only other game was against UCLA last year. “The quarterback was a little off so we wanted to get back on track,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. Carroll also was frustrated by USC’s lifeless first half performance, highlighted by nine penalties and a woeful 2-for-10 third-down conversion rate. “We couldn’t tell in the first half what happened and we wanted to find out so we just ran it,” Carroll said. “We couldn’t tell anything about what kind of team we were. We were just out there. “We acted like we were worn down and tired. We were sloppy. But we were full of life in the second half.” Some of the problems were attributed to a pair of hits Leinart took in the first half, and he briefly left the game after getting struck in the chin on a late hit. He also left the game here two years ago. “This wasn’t my best game mentally,” Leinart said. “I don’t know if I was all there the whole game. There were two hits in a row where I hit my head and I got dinged up. Definitely, it was the hardest hit I’ve had in a long time. The passing game wasn’t there as we liked it. I made some poor decisions.” With that in mind, Leinart wasn’t the marquee performer in the fourth quarter. That honor belonged to the offensive line and tailbacks. After the Trojans scored 21 consecutive points to take a 24-21 lead with 8:46 left, Arizona State (3-2, 1-1) stunned USC by answering right back as quarterback Sam Keller threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Lee Burghgraef for a 28-24 advantage with 5:57 remaining. USC (4-0, 2-0) then unleashed a drive reminiscent of the 1970’s and the days of Tailback U. Bush gained 14 yards on first down and one play later, White ripped off a 23-yard gain. Bush then raced 34 yards into the end zone for a 31-28 lead. Arizona State’s hopes ended when safety Kevin Ellison intercepted a pass that went off the hands of wide receiver Derek Hagan and White put the game away with a 46-yard touchdown run. Just like two years ago, White looked up at the large video screen in the process of his touchdown run. “Oh yeah, I did it again, I had too,” White said. “I love this stadium.” USC NOTES:Carroll bemoaned the effect of instant replay on the officiating following the game. USC went 0 for 4 on the calls, as Bush lost a reception and Dwayne Jarrett was ruled to fumble a catch. Two other replay decisions confirmed Arizona State receivers caught passes. “Oh my goodness. I’m not complaining but the officials are calling it a lot different,” Carroll said. “On Dwayne Jarrett’s catch, nobody blew the whistle. They didn’t have too because they knew (it would be reviewed). They said that.” … Ellison sprained his knee and will undergo an MRI this week for possible torn knee ligaments. Defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey was a late scratch after his sore ankle continued to limit his mobility. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Fires. Floods. Mother Nature’s fury was felt worldwide in 2005. At times, despair seemed to overwhelm us because of tragic events far away and nearby, such as the Metrolink crash in Glendale that killed 11 passengers and the mudslide in La Conchita that took the lives of 10 people. But there was also the thrill of the USC Trojans continuing their reign as the nation’s best college football team, with star running back Reggie Bush capturing the Heisman Trophy. And progress as riders flocked to the new Metro Orange Line, the San Fernando Valley’s east-west busway. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake And hope for the future as Los Angeles elected a new mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who promised to unite the city. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fiorito started all 19 matches at the defender position, where she helped the defense record seven shutouts. She handed out two assists and played 1,631 minutes. This is the second MVC scholar-athlete honor for the marketing major. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s soccer team had four student-athletes earn Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete awards, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. Seniors Haley Morris (Clive Iowa) and Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) were named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team while juniors Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) and Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.) garnered scholar-athlete honorable mention honors. Fiorito, Morris and Smith all have perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point averages. Smith, who is a double major in international business and finance, started all 19 matches at the defender position. She was named the 2017 MVC Defensive Player of the Year, to the All-MVC First Team and last week to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI First Team. Smith scored two goals, handed out a team-high four assists and helped the defense record seven shutouts. She netted a golden goal to beat Illinois State, which clinched the MVC regular season title for the Bulldogs. Smith was picked to the 2016 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. Brand, a midfielder, earned All-MVC honors for the third time in her career after she was named to the 2017 All-MVC Second Team. She played in 18 matches, scored two goals and handed out a team-high four assists. This is the first MVC scholar-athlete award for the finance and marketing double major who holds a 3.69 GPA. Morris, the 2017 MVC Goalkeeper of the Year and an All-MVC First Team selection, started 18-of-19 matches, recorded six shutouts and tallied 92 saves. Morris’ 12 wins this year tied for the single season program-high for a goalkeeper. This is the first MVC scholar-athlete award for the advertising and marketing double-major.
DONEGAL is set for two more days – at least – of warm sunny weather.Forecasters say Wednesday and Thursday will both start off cloudy before the cloud burns off to set up lovely afternoon temperatures of between 18C and 20C.The best of the weather on Wednesday will be in the east of the county and Inishowen, so not a bad afternoon for a trip to Malin Head. BBC NI forecaster Geoff Maskell says the warm weather might even continue into Friday before a low colder Atlantic front hits Donegal by Saturday afternoon.“Conditions for Wednesday and Thursday may begin dull but it will be warm later in the day and the afternoons should see lots of sunshine,” he said.“The easterly and south-easterly winds are bring more warm air from the continent and that should continue on Friday.”However enjoy it while it lasts as stormy weather will hit the south of the country on Saturday morning before moving northwards over Donegal by late afternoon – with very strong winds forecast. DUST OFF THE BBQs FOR TWO MORE DAYS OF LOVELY WARM WEATHER, SAY FORECASTERS was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Tags: BarokaChurch Hill BrothersEast BengalGeoffrey Kayembagor mahiaJMC HipposKhalid AuchoMisr Lel Makkasa Sporting ClubRed Star BelgradeSimba FCTursker fcUganda CranesWater FC Aucho (left) after signing a two-year-deal with Makkasa. (PHOTOS/Agencies)After a good showing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, it was inevitable that Uganda Cranes players would be getting juicy offers from clubs across the continent.The first is Khalid Aucho who has completed a move to Egyptian top tier side Misr Lel Makkasa Sporting Club.The former Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) Hippos midfielder is understood to have put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will see him feature for Makkasa at least up until the close of the 2020/21 season.The deal will see Aucho earn a staggering $600,000 for the two years he will be in Egypt.Upon signing for Makkasa, Aucho’s agent, Geoffrey Kayemba praised him for his dedication over the years.“Aucho has shown commitment and dedication over the years to improve his game, noted Kayemba.‘Hopefully, this is another stepping stop in his career.Kayemba was with the Cranes throughout their stay at the 2019 AFCON, hoping to seal a big deal for his client.Aucho featured in all four of Uganda’s matches in Egypt as they impressively finished second in Group A before going on to lose 0-1 to Senegal in the round of 16.Aucho featured in all four of Uganda’s matches at AFCON 2019.The 26-year-old started out with JMC Hippos, playing for them in the 2009-10 season before moving to Water FC where he played for two years.From there, he was transferred to Simba SC in 2012, joined Tursker FC in 2013 and after one season, moved to Gor Mahia.The journey-man continued his adventures at Baroka FC, joining the South African side in 2016 and after one year, he was transferred to Red Star Belgrade. At Red Star, Aucho failed to make it into the first team and was eventually let go of in 2017 before joining Indian Side East Bengal.His stay with Bengal was short-lived as he eventually joined Church Hill Brothers in 2018, the club he has been playing for before joining Makkasa.For Uganda, Aucho made his debut in 2013 and as of Monday, June 8th-2019, he has featured in 43 competitive matches, scoring just two goals, including one against Botswana in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.About Aucho’s new clubMisr Lel Makkasa Sporting Club, simply known as El Makkasa, is an Egyptian sports club based in Faiyum, Egypt.The club is mainly known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system.The club was formerly known as Hweidi Club and El Fara’na before the current name was adopted.After a few attempts, Misr eventually gained promotion to the Egyptian top tier from the Second Divison in 2009/10 for the first time in its history. It earned promotion after a 2–0 win against Wadi El Gedid FC at home ground.Misr Lel Makasa came top on its group ahead of Telephonaat Bani Suweif FC. El Mekkasa finished 2016/17 Egyptian Premier League in the second position to be the second time for the team to finish in the top four and first time to qualify to the CAF Champions League.Comments
Reveling in his first PBA championship, Chito Victolero shares credit for Magnolia feat NU will face reigning titlist San Beda while FEU takes on former NCAA champion La Salle Greenhills in the last four.The Red Cubs continued their rampage with a 93-55 thumping of the Xavier School Golden Stallions. The La Salle Greenies ousted Jose Rizal U, 76-73.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ National University and Far Eastern University pulled off similar dramatic wins on Tuesday and set explosive semifinals encounters with the NCAA’s best in the 7th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship Rain or Shine Cup at SGS gym in Quezon City.The NU Bullpups rode on the heroics of Karl Kevin Quiambao to nip University of Santo Tomas, 76-75, while the FEU Baby Tamaraws outlasted Chiang Kai Shek, 68-62, to also advance to the knockout semifinal stage.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments