Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph believes that despite being in dire straits, the West Indies still have what it takes to pull off a positive result against Pakistan in the first Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Test at Sabina Park. Heading into today’s final day, the West Indies are 93 for four in their second innings and still require another 28 runs to make Pakistan bat again. This is after the Pakistanis, on the back of an undefeated 99 from captain Misbah-ul-Haq, had earlier posted 407 in their first innings in response to the West Indies modest first innings effort of 286. Not out at the crease when stumps were drawn are debutant batsman Vishaul Singh and nightwatchman, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who are both not out on zero. The specialist batsmen to have been dismissed are openers Kieron Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite, debutant Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope with Roston Chase the only other left in the pavilion. They were all victims of leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who has so far claimed four for 33 off nine overs. “There is a lot left to go in the game. We just have to stay focused and do what we have to do,” expressed an optimistic Joseph. “We are in a tight spot at the moment, but I think every batsmen remaining still has a role to play as it’s a team game, and we will just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow.” The West Indies, who started 121 in arears, were never allowed to settle in their bid to share control of the encounter, and as early as the 11th over, saw one of their main batsmen, Brathwaite, revert to the pavilion. He was bowled by a straight delivery from Shah, which cannoned into his middle stump with the scoreboard on 22 runs. This brought together Powell and Hetmyer, and in an entertaining partnership, which yielded 50 runs. They appeared steadfast in reducing the deficit runs all by themselves with a flurry of straight drives and cuts. However with the total on 72, Hetmyer was bowled by Shah after playing on for 20, and with it brought another two quick wickets. The first was that of Hope, who after facing 14 deliveries, was trapped leg before wicket with another straight delivery from Shah for six to take the score to 84 for three. This was followed by arguably the biggest wicket to fall in the innings when the free-flowing and by then well-set Powell was caught for 49 after driving at a wide delivery to make the total 84 for nine. Earlier, Pakistan, who had resumed the day on 201 for four, in addition to Misbah, who was put down in the field twice, were parried by 54 wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed and 22 from Asad Shafiq. Joseph with three for 71 and Shannon Gabriel three for 92 were the leading West Indies bowlers. ”I thought I bowled well by sticking to the good areas and being as patient as possible and reaped the rewards,” highlighted Joseph. Play is scheduled to resume at 9:30am. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES 1st Innings 286 PAKISTAN 1st Innings (overnight 201 for five) Azhar Ali c wkp Dowrich b Joseph 15 Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Holder 31 Babar Azam b Gabriel 72 Younis Khan c Brathwaite b Gabriel 58 *Misbah-ul-Haq not out 99 Asad Shafiq c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 22 +Sarfraz Ahmed b Bishoo 54 Mohammed Amir c wkp Dowrich b Joseph 11 Wahab Riaz b Joseph 9 Yasir Shah run out 8 Mohammed Abbas lbw b Chase 1 Extras (b4, lb10, w1, nb12) 27 TOTAL (all out; 138.4 overs) 407 Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Azhar Ali), 2-54 (Ahmed Shehzad), 3-185 (Younis Khan), 4-186 (Babar Azam), 5-236 (Asad Shafiq), 6-324 (Sarfraz Ahmed), 7-341 (Mohammad Amir), 8-355 (Wahab Riaz), 9-373 (Yasir Shah), 10-407 (Mohammad Abbas) Bowling: Gabriel 29-6-92-3 (nb6), Joseph 31-8-71-3 (nb2), Holder 30-6-65-1 (nb4), Bishoo 33-2-106-1 (w1), Chase 8.4-1-37-1, Brathwaite 7-1-22-0. WEST INDIES 2nd Innings K Brathwaite b Yasir Shah 14 K Powell c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah 49 S Hetmyer b Yasir Shah 20 S Hope lbw b Yasir Shah 6 D Bishoo not out 0 V Singh not out 0 Extras (lb4) 4 TOTAL (4 wkts, 28 overs) 93 Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Brathwaite), 2-72 (Hetmyer), 3-84 (Hope), 4-89 (Powell) Bowling: Mohammad Amir 9-2-11-0, Mohammad Abbas 6-0-21-0, Yasir Shah 9-0-33-4, Wahab Riaz 4-0-24-0. Position: West Indies trail by 28 runs with six second innings wickets intact. Toss: Pakistan. Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV – B Oxenford. STAY FOCUSED
MOST READ After a blazing 12-0 start, the Generals never looked back to recover from their first game loss and send McDavid to 0-2 so far.“Maybe we’re just lucky that McDavid didn’t play well. But I’m happy for the guys especially those last five who made a good impact,” said Batangas-EAC coach Oliver Bunyi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEarvin Mendoza led the charge for Batangas-EAC with 25 points, three assists and two rebounds.Clark Derige contributed 16 points and four rebounds, while Allan Martin added 11 points, four dimes, and three boards. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college McDavid managed to pull within 54-48 with nine minutes to go, but Mendoza and Derige were there to spark a 25-9 blast to push the lead back to 22 and seal the outcome.Rev Diputado carried the McDavid with 16 points and five rebounds, while Michole Sorela chipped in nine and sixSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MANILA, Philippines–Batangas-EAC handily beat McDavid, 79-57, for its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs return home from long road grind with win over Pistons Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
…Opposition Leader recommends Govt buys sharesOne day after announcing a proposed increase in tolls for the Berbice River Bridge, the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) has said it would prefer that Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson met with them at the table, instead of having their application for concessions completely ignored.The company said Government has, unfortunately, chosen to ignore its contractual obligations under the Concession Agreement entered into with the Berbice Bridge Company.It said in a statement on Wednesday that it wished to point out that by doing so, Government has made it impossible for the company to meet its contractual obligations to operate and maintain the bridge.“…by the Government refusing to honour the Concession Agreement under whichOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeothe Company is provided with the necessary revenue to operate and maintain the bridge. As the Company has pointed out, its Board believes that the situation is fixable. There is a contract, there is an established formula within that contact and there are obligations to be met,” it stated.During a press conference on Tuesday, the company’s Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud revealed that it is now facing bankruptcy following Government’s decision to drop the toll and subsequent refusal to allow for an increase as per the initial agreement when the Company was formed.Persaud is also Chairman of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), which holds a significant number of shares in the company. According to him, they have had several engagements with Patterson. Following a previous engagement, Patterson had informed them that a maintenance proposal would be taken to Cabinet.According to the Chairman, they were subsequently informed that it was not approved. In fact, the Company applied for a toll adjustment on three occasions: twice in 2015 and once in 2016, to no avail. It has since made another such application, dated July 9, 2018. In that application, the Company had requested that the toll increases take effect by August 1.But following the press conference, the Public Infrastructure Ministry issued a statement in which it said Government was not contemplating any fare hikes.According to the statement, “Government stands by its decision to reduce tolls inPublic Infrastructure Minister David Pattersonfulfilling a campaign commitment and will continue to work with the Berbice Bridge Company in ensuring that the Bridge is sufficiently maintained and safe for vehicular and marine use.”Further, Government said that the Bridge Agreement places obligations on all parties, which include scheduled maintenance and associated upgrades. It said any request for toll increases must take into consideration a wide array of factors and cannot solely be on the basis of recouping operational costs and profits on dividend.SharesMeanwhile, based on the announcement made by the Company with regard to the proposed increase in tolls, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told a media conference on Wednesday that he was against it but more so he would encourage Government to buy more equity in the Company.Jagdeo reasoned that Berbicians could not afford the steep increases that the Company has proposed at this time. He said this was mainly so because the company is contractually obligated to maintain the Bridge. Instead, he is recommending that Government buy out other shareholders, so the Bridge becomes publicly owned.“Secondly, subsidise the increase that should take place in the toll so they give an injection into the Company so the rate remains flat.” This formula, according to Jagdeo, would entail taking over the debt of the Bridge and securing greater equity in return.Jagdeo reminded that there was a financial model in place under the past Government, but noted that he was unsure what had become of that under theThe Berbice River Bridgecoalition Government. He strongly believes that the financial model may have been interfered with and this was something that had to be explained. “These people are screwing everything up. They are in a dilemma now because they are caught by their own rhetoric and what they did. They deferred all the problems in the three years, so now it’s catching up on them,” he said, explaining that the Government’s action could determine how future investors respond to invitations for Public-Private Partnerships.The Company is seeking increases in tolls as per the adjustment formula set out by the agreement between the BBCI and with the Government of Guyana. It is understood that this tolling requirement was not applicable until 2014, after which they made their first request just prior to the former Government leaving office. According to the toll policy, the increase is calculated based on “the level of traffic on and under the bridge for the two previous financial years.”According to the policy, “it takes consideration of the toll levels at the start of operations, any provisional toll level applied during the year and the toll level at start of operations adjusted for inflation.”The policy goes on to note that the toll level is adjusted by the use of the consumer price index of the most recent period and two years prior to that. The second part of the formula, it added, computes a provisional toll level to be used until near the end of the financial year.The ownership structure of BBCI is made up of ordinary share capital of $500 million owned by private investors and preference shares of $950 million owned by NIS. The Bridge has a wide cross-section of investors, including various pension schemes, insurance schemes, local banks as well as private companies and NIS.
Wayne Rooney 1 Wayne Rooney hopes to break England’s goalscoring record against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday but his focus is on sealing top spot in Euro 2016 qualifying Group E.The Manchester United forward equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 goals by scoring in Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of San Marino, a win which secured their place for France next summer.The 29-year-old has loftier goal targets and is prepared to be patient if he doesn’t bring up his half-century against the Swiss. “It would be nice to do it at Wembley,” Rooney said.“It would be nice to do it and move on from that and concentrate on the team again. That’s the most important thing. To try to win the game tomorrow and finish the group top.“If it happens tomorrow then great. If not, it’s not something that will concern me. The main concern is the game.“I feel I’ve still got quite a lot of games left to play for England. If I was sat here saying ‘I just want to get 50 goals’ then I’d be lying.“I’d be disappointed if I ended my England career on 50 goals. I want to kick on and try to score as many goals as I can.“I’ve still got plenty of games to do that. Hopefully by the time I finish playing it will be more goals than 50.”
Cristiano Ronaldo 13/2“C-Ron has played in six major tournaments for Portugal, and has finished as their top scorer only once. Dead-heat rules apply, of course, but the winger has been in stunning form for Madrid and even netted the winning penalty in the Champions League final. If Portugal get out of their group, expect plenty of goals for Ronaldo – and even more selfies of him in his Y-fronts.”The other marketsThere is endless scope for betting on any number of things in football nowadays. Here, Paddy selects his favourite alternative bets from Euro 2016…The outsider“We all love an outsider, and Portugal at 14/1 could just be the dark horses of the tournament. Sure, they’re armed with probably the best player on the planet in Cristiano Ronaldo (above), but there’s more to them than a fake-tanned, ultraripped egomaniac. Fernando Santos has an intriguing mix of youth and experience in his squad, and I fancy them to go far. If you’re not tempted by the outright bet, then 13/5 for Portugal to reach the semi finals is worth a punt.”Highest-scoring team“Look no further than our outsiders Portugal, again at 14/1. There’s no such thing as an ‘easy group’ at a major football tournament, but Group F comes close enough. With Iceland, Hungary and Austria making up the rest of the group, we expect goals. And don’t forget the Ronaldo factor – as we well know from his La Liga exploits, he knows how to find the back of the net.”Name the finalists“You’d be forgiven for thinking I’m actually from Portugal, with the amount of times I’ve tipped them up here – but I like the look of the 30/1 for Portugal and hosts France to reach the final. France are on their home patch and have a string of world-class players, including the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Hugo Lloris. The more people in the know I talk to, the more I’m coming round to Portugal making the final. Reasons outlined above!”The NAP“A tournament NAP is a must, and I’ve picked out Croatia to beat the Czech Republic at 13/10. When I say “I picked”, I actually asked our top trader and this is what he gave me. He’s a man of few words – a bit like Top Gear’s Stig – but he knows his stuff. I’ll be having a few quid on it myself.”Goalkeeper of the tournament“David de Gea at 5/1 rates a decent bet. The Spaniard looks sure to start ahead of Iker Casillas, and I fully expect the Manchester United man to carry his excellent Premier League form into the Euros. De Gea cost us a packet in man-of-the-match betting last season – his price looks generous.” 6 6 Sport magazine have teamed up with Paddy Power to bring you the odds, tips and craic on the Euros. Over to you, Paddy…“Well, the long wait is over and six weeks of pure football bliss is finally upon us. It’s great timing, too. The comedown from Leicester’s 5,000/1 Premier League fairytale had started to take a hold of me, so I can’t bloody wait to get back on the horse.“It’s a particularly special major football tournament, too, with England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland all heading over to France. Thousands of fans will head across the Channel, and it promises to be better than a romantic meal for two with Olivier Giroud.“Of course, we all hope and dream of Euros glory for our respective teams – but, whatever happens, we’re guaranteed some top-notch footy accompanied by plenty of beers!“What the tournament holds for England and Ireland on the pitch is a tough one to answer. England had a mightily impressive, albeit easy, qualifying campaign, and I really think we will see a side brimming with confidence thanks to the feel-good factor of a brilliant domestic season from the likes of Leicester and Tottenham. Five of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad hail from White Hart Lane, and they will have a big part to play as the Three Lions aim to get through a tricky group.“Of those five players, I’m expecting a massive tournament from Harry Kane. He’s the best English striker since Alan Shearer, and I’ll be having a couple of quid each way on Kane in the top goalscorer market at 14/1. I do think Roy’s Boys will make it through their group, but I’ve not a clue what will happen after that. This is England we’re talking about!“Obviously I’m Irish (if the name wasn’t a giveaway) so really I’ll be cheering Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland on. We’ve done bloody well to get to the tournament, and I just hope we do ourselves justice. If we get through the group, it will be pandemonium over in Ireland. I won’t be there though. I’ll be in France for the month – so expect plenty of updates on what I’m getting up to. I’ve promised Sport magazine and Mrs Power I’ll try and keep off the red wine, so you’re in for plenty of coherent, insightful columns. Or not…”The outright marketThis is the most open international tournament in a long time. The ultimate Vardy Party. Euro 2016 has been called many things, including pointless by Scotland, but the first two are probably true. To help you pick a winner, Paddy has taken the top five in the betting and flicked through their chances.France 3/1 6 Qualifying: “Ten games, 10 wins. England dominated Group E, averaging more than three goals a game and letting in only three.”Who’ve they got? “A tricky group of Russia, Slovakia and Gareth B Wales in Group B.”Most likely result: “Don’t shoot the messenger – 2/1 favourite has England departing in the last 16. A group-stage exit is 6/1.”Can they win it? “Yes. Will they? Of course not. It’s England. They’ll go out on penalties. But there are signs that this could be the year England finally end what is now 50 years of hurt since their only major triumph. But they don’t like to talk about it and hardly ever mention it. Beating Germany in their own backyard has given the Barmy Army hope it might just happen.”Belgium 11/1Qualifying: “Belgium rather stuttered their way through Group B, but finished top thanks to heavy wins against Cyprus and, er, Andorra.”Who’ve they got? “A Group of Death containing Italy, Sweden and, worst of all, the mighty Republic of Ireland.”Most likely result: “Last 16 again, perhaps surprisingly – that’s the 15/8 favourite.”Can they win it? “Belgium weren’t quite ready for the World Cup in 2014. Give their squad a little bit longer together, they said, and they will become an unstoppable machine. And they’ve been kind of right so far; Belgium were FIFA’s top-ranked team in the world in November last year. If they can get out of their group, the Red Devils have a serious chance.”Golden BootPaddy picks out six of the best forwards set to show off their skills at the Euros this summer, and then tips up an entirely different one“I know the struggle of trying to pick a winner for a top scorer punt in any competition. In the Premier League season just gone, I had a few quid on Romelu Lukaku to do the business – and that shout was almost as bad as the BBC replacing Jeremy Clarkson with Chris Evans.“When it comes to the Euros, it doesn’t get much easier – so I found the biggest nerds I could in Power Tower to help make the perfect Euros striker out of six players at this tournament. But can any of them become its top scorer?”Zlatan Ibrahimovic 33/1“Zlat’s stats speak for themselves. Ibrahimovic has netted 62 goals in 113 games for Sweden, particularly when they need them most. When Zlatan is on fire, he’s possibly the best striker in the world – but when he’s off form so is his team, so his odds are pretty fair. Let’s just hope he’s having an off-day when the Republic of Ireland face Sweden.”Gareth Bale 50/1“We’ve made 10,000 jokes about how Gareth Bale carries Wales. The Welsh wizard scored 64 per cent of Wales’ goals in qualifying and, despite an injury-hit season at Real Madrid, he still managed to get 19 in 23 La Liga appearances. There’s no doubt he’s worth a second look in the top scorer betting.” 6 6 Qualifying: “None. They qualified automatically as hosts so haven’t played competitively since the World Cup.”Who’ve they got? “They lead the way in Group A, alongside Romania, Albania and Switzerland.”Most likely result: “It’s close, but they are 3/1 to win the whole thing – and the same price to go out in the last 16.”Can they win it? “Definitely. Their squad is littered with quality players such as Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet, Gorgeous Giroud and Paul Pogba. In the run-up to the Euros they’ve picked up wins over Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands and Russia – and, with only four of their 23-man squad over 30, they have one of the youngest sides out there.”Germany 4/1Qualifying: “Germany topped Group D with 22 points from 10 games, most famously losing to the Republic of Ireland. Never forget that.”Who’ve they got? “Ukraine, Poland and Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland in Group C.”Most likely result: “The favourite is currently for them to make the quarter finals only – at 11/4.”Can they win it? “Duh. They’re the world champions. Despite losing to the Republic of Ireland and Poland, they blew the rest of Group D away. After finally delivering a major trophy for Yogi Low in 2014, the pressure is off. Twenty years on from winning Euro ’96 on English soil, they’re looking to become the third side to win the Euros after a World Cup triumph.”Spain 5/1 6 Qualifying: “Spain won Group C by five points, losing just once – away in Slovakia – and conceding only three goals in 10 matches.”Who’ve they got? “Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia in Group D.”Most likely result: “A last-16 exit is the 11/5 favourite in this market – you can get 8/1 on them not making it out of the group.”Can they win it? “Read the papers and they will tell you that Spain internationally are on the decline. They seemingly ignore the fact that Spanish clubs have won every European competition for the last three seasons. For all their ‘weaknesses’, Spain have lost only twice since October 2014 and have warmed up with results against Italy, England and Bosnia- Herzegovina.”England 8/1 Jamie Vardy 33/1“He’s having a party! As well as sending WKD sales through the roof, Jamie Vardy is also a half-decent striker. Such is his rise up the European striker rankings, the Leicester man wouldn’t even have been in the betting a year ago. Newly married Vardy has already broken a Premier League record during a fairytale season for the Foxes. There’s no reason why he can’t do it for England, too.”Thomas Muller 8/1“Nine qualifying matches for Thomas Muller. Nine goals for Thomas Muller. That’s how the German rolls. The Bayern Munich star terrorises defences every time he pulls on the white shirt – with a couple of shaky back lines in Germany’s group, he looks a very solid bet.”Antoine Griezmann 9/1“The pressure is on Griezmann in the absence of naughty Karim Benzema, and France’s hopes of winning their first major tournament in more than a decade will to some extent rest on the 25-year-old who has been in fine form for Atletico Madrid. Griezmann’s scoring boots are almost always on – if he brings his La Liga form to the table, he could be worth a few quid.”
Mark Warburton has extended his contract with Rangers Rangers manager Mark Warburton has agreed a contract extension that will tie him to Ibrox until the summer of 2019.Both Warburton and assistant David Weir have signed “significantly improved” three-year deals which replace their current contracts, which had two years left to run.Warburton told the club’s official website: “I have said this many times since moving to Glasgow but it really is a huge honour and privilege to be manager of Rangers Football Club and I am thrilled to agree a new contract.”The 53-year-old made a major impact after moving from Brentford to Ibrox last summer, clinching a Ladbrokes Championship and Petrofac Cup double as well as guiding Rangers to a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Celtic.Warburton added: “This is a special football club with passionate supporters and the football department will continue to work hard to build on the solid foundations laid down last season.“Our debut campaign in Scotland was certainly a positive one but we are all working tirelessly to deliver continued success for our fans.“Competing at the highest level is the least our supporters deserve and we look forward to playing at a packed Ibrox every other week.“I thank the Rangers board for again backing my player acquisition plan and we are all eagerly anticipating the start of 2016-17.”A Scottish Cup final defeat to Hibernian put a dampener on the end of the 2015-16 campaign but Warburton has secured a major pay rise.Managing director Stewart Robertson said: “Our decision to reward Mark and David with significantly improved contracts was primarily driven by our recognition of their role in transforming the football department at all levels throughout the club and their desire to continue with that project in the seasons ahead.“We have sold more than 41,000 season tickets and, like everyone at the club, our supporters are looking forward to seeing the team compete in the top flight once again – both domestically and in Europe.“Mark and David have worked with Frank McParland to identify and recruit a number of players for the campaign ahead and we are all relishing Rangers’ return to competitive action under their stewardship.”Former Rangers skipper Weir returned to Ibrox after working with Warburton at Brentford.He said: “Mark and I have enjoyed every second of our time in Glasgow so far but the adventure is just beginning and we are all excited to start the new season.“I told Mark what a unique and special club Rangers was before we started our work here and he has now experienced it for himself.“Our fans have given Mark, myself, the backroom team and the players tremendous backing since we arrived and I would like to thank them and indeed the Rangers board for their unwavering support.”Warburton is hoping to add two more players to his squad ahead of the Betfred Cup opener against Motherwell on Saturday having made eight new signings this summer. 1
COMMUNITY ALERT: The crime wave in Co Donegal continues.Homes and cars were raided in the Glenwood area of Letterkenny on Thursday night.A sum of money was taken from one home, the family’s car was broken into – and there were attempts to rob two other homes and cars. Be vigilant folks.If you see anything suspicious call Gardai on 999 immediately. COMMUNITY ALERT: ANGER AS BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN was last modified: February 28th, 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:burglarscommunity alertGlenwoodletterkenny
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This is music that might make you want to say, “Ooo eee, ooo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang.” The annual “Music for Ghosties, Ghoulies & Goblins” concert is coming Saturday to the Mt. San Antonio College’s Recital Hall. It’s billed as an evening of seasonal music that is fun and spooky for the entire family. The trio of Gary Toops, pianist and organist, soprano Melissa McIntosh Landis and tenor Phil Gold will sing selections from “Wicked” and “The Wizard of Oz” and Halloween favorites including “Monster Mash” and Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue,” often associated with the Phantom of the Opera. “It’s kind of focused around the organ as an instrument that’s associated with Halloween,” said Toops of the performance. “It’s a mix of serious and lighthearted music.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The music won’t only come from the stage. During a portion of the concert, audience participation will be requested for the pumpkin carols ‘’Deck the Patch,” “I’m Dreaming of the Great Pumpkin” and “Spirit Wonderland.” Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume, and treats will be given to those who do. “It’s just a light seasonal concert,” McIntosh Landis said. “I hope that they (the audience) are just entertained and get into the mood of Halloween.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. General admission is $12; admission for seniors and children is $9. For information call the box office at (909) 468-4050. Lafayette C. Hight Jr. can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BURBANK – NBC Universal is embarking on a technological future even as it embraces its television past. The company announced Tuesday that it is teaming with Apple Computer Inc. to make available for downloading hundreds of episodes of 11 television shows, both classic and current, from the iTunes Music Stores for viewing on Apple’s new video iPod or on a computer. These include current NBC shows, such as “Law & Order,” “The Office” and sketches from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and older network classics such as “Dragnet,” “Adam-12,” “Knight Rider” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” The deal is Apple’s second content agreement with a major conglomerate in recent months. In October, Apple partnered with The Walt Disney Co. to make available the ABC shows “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” as well as The Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals NBC Universal CEO Bob Wright said the company is pleased to be partnering with Apple on a venture that he believes is appealing to consumers but also provides safeguards against illegal downloading. While iTunes music content can be backed up and stored on unlimited CDs, iTunes videos can’t be burned and stored on DVD. “We are committed to helping viewers enjoy the wide breadth of our programs across an equally wide range of devices and distribution models,” Wright said in a printed statement. In addition to the NBC shows past and present, shows from NBC Universal’s cable USA Network (“Monk”) and Sci-Fi Channel (“Battlestar Galactica”) are also among the selections. “We’re thrilled to expand the iTunes video catalog with 11 popular TV shows from NBC, USA Network and the Sci-Fi Channel,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive. “In our first two months we’ve sold more than 3 million videos and have expanded our TV catalog from five shows to 16 shows.” Current television shows can be downloaded the day after they air on television. Television shows are $1.99 per episode, and music videos and short films are $1.99 each. In addition to the television shows, the iTunes Music Store now features a selection of over 3,000 music videos, Pixar short films, and more than 2 million songs. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 email@example.com!dtpost 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WalshyNow that he’s come off the terraces of Finn Park, Paddy Walsh is back on the sofa with his remote control set on the sports channels. This week he talks up Martin Harley, the Convoy Centre of Excellence as well as taking a quick detour down Jeremy Clarkson’s territory to discuss the new Ford and some old van!CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE?The Centre of Excellence in ConvoyHaving passed it by on a number of occasions, I finally got the chance to have a first hand look at the much publicised Donegal Centre of Excellence in Convoy a couple of weekends ago. Well, I saw the Centre but, apart from the action on the pitches in the girls under-13 county championship quarter-finals, the excellence was, frankly, missing.Nicely laid pitches indeed but there was little else to mark this out as a so-called Centre of Excellence.A row of portacabins serving as dressing-rooms and no spectator cover or, more importantly, no shelter for substitutes or officials on the sidelines leaving many of the unused players open to all the elements that can be throw at them (and a heavy shower on the day I was there left them saturated to the skin).The 26 acre site was acquired back in 2008 – 1.3 million euro at the last count – and was mooted as the standard bearer for the G.A.A. in the county. But while development has been ongoing to be fair to those behind it with the laying out of additional playing surfaces and the erection of floodlighting, we’re still basically looking at a ‘much ado about nothing’ scenario.And while it would be foolish to believe that this was going to be an overnight progression, you’d still expect a fair bit of excellence to have crept in eight years on.CAN WE HAVE OUR BUILD-UP BACK PLEASE?They’ll be hoping for excellence and thrills in the County Final come Sunday when St. Eunan’s pair up with Glenswilly.Glenswilly manager Gary McDaid is hoping for a second county title in a row.A two point win for Gary McDaid’s side in their semi-final against Naomh Conaill, the key scores coming in injury time, saw them through to meet their fierce local rivals who were knife-edge winners over St. Michael’s in a thriller at MacCumhaill Park (once again dismantling the Joe Brolly/Colm Parkinson twin arguments that the tactics deployed by Jim McGuinness had resulted in a dour defensive game in domestic Donegal football). As far as County deciders, this weekend’s Finalists have been effectively carrying the ball for the past few years in that respect and fans in attendance can expect a full-blooded encounter that promises to be as close as their respective semi-finals.But I’m just wondering, like many another, why they couldn’t have been afforded an extra week at least to prepare for the big game? I know the All-Ireland has contributed in pushing club football to the back end of the calendar but surely the local game deserves better. Surely the fixture deciders can see that, part and parcel of a Final, is the build-up and you don’t get much time for that squeezed as it is into seven days?Come Sunday evening one of either Glenswilly or Eunan’s won’t give a three penny bit about that but it would be nice to think we could have some kind of a change when next year’s Championship ambles around.As for who is going to win, I’m feeling the splinters in the nether regions, probably to do with this fence I’m neatly perched on. Safe to say, however, that there’ll be full-scale celebrations in or around Letterkenny after it’s all over. DUNGLOE COMES TO DUNDALK’S AIDDisappointment for Ballybofey in the League of Ireland Premier title decider but plenty of cheer in Dungloe.While Johnny Dunleavy missed out on the opportunity to hoist the league trophy along with his Cork City team-mates, there was a remarkable turnabout in fortunes for one of the men who lifted it into the night sky at Oriel Park on behalf of new champions, Dundalk.A double cruciate ligament injury picked up in April last during a match against Shamrock Rovers, looked to have ruled out Stephen O’Donnell for the rest of the season and potentially ended his footballing career.There had been little hint that the son of Dungloe native, P.J. O’Donnell, and nephew of Jimmy ‘Nappy’ O’Donnell, would play any part in the match against Cork last Friday night. But there he was in the starting line-up and half the Rosses – the other half didn’t know he was playing – urging him on.And after squandering a couple of openings, he struck after the break with deadly precision even if City might have had valid reason to dispute the score after Richie Towell appeared to have handled before the ball fell into the striker’s path.A second goal from Brian Gartland late on sealed the match, the points, and the title for the Louth team and joint skipper O’Donnell – named man of the match – held the trophy aloft sparking celebrations much further afield than Oriel Park.The Dungloe G.A.A. club were quick to post a congratulatory note on their Facebook page. “Uncle Jimmy will be a proud man but don’t expect any special treatment when you’re down in the Chapel Road again!,” was the message.And Pat the Cope Gallagher, who watched the match in Spain, declared: “Very proud of Stephen’s achievements.”Any hope of him forsaking Europe next season – that’s Stephen, not Pat the Cope (he’s already forsaken it) – and lining out with the Harps for a stint in the First Division?Nope, didn’t think so.LETTERKENNY WIN AT LONGCHAMPJockey Martin HarleyYet another impressive showing by Letterkenny jockey, Martin Harley, this time taking the Group One honours in the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp at the weekend.On board Tac De Boistron – trained by the acclaimed Marco Botti – his horse galloped past Tres Rock Danon on the home straight to win by five lengths.Not being anything like a betting man, I didn’t have any money on it though that was also to do with the small matter of not knowing the event was on. Must start reading the racing pages again.Anyway, party time in Rathdonnell, so I hear, and I missed that too.FORDE FOCUSAnyone out there who doesn’t believe David Forde deserves his place between the posts for the Republic of Ireland – and there surely can’t be too many of you – should take a look on U-Tube and relive the Galway native’s astonishing double save for Millwall against Cardiff City last Saturday,First, City’s Craig Noone looked certain to score only for Fordey (as the Millwall faithful have christened him) to pull off a remarkable stop. And not finished there he somehow managed to prevent Adam Le Fondre from netting with the follow-up.I watched it on ‘The Football League Show’ on the B.B.C. and while the commentator gave due credit to the goalkeeper, there wasn’t a mention of it from any of the trio of studio based presenters and analysts.Probably needed to be Joe Hart doing the double-saving for the likes of that to happen.Meanwhile, former Finn Harps midfielder, Shaun Williams, was the man who delivered the corner-kick that resulted in Danny Shittu heading in the only goal of the game for Millwall in that encounter.And another, ex-League of Ireland player, James McClean, current Republic winger and once Brandywell favourite, scored twice in the closing stages to earn his side, Wigan Athletic, a 2-1 win at Derby.BOWE TIEPaul Galvin – errrrrr fashion guru!Ah now, come on. I know you might get the odd Kerry footballer – i.e. Paul Galvin – entering the fashion world and writing weekly columns on the subject but surely not a self-respecting rugby player? Not men who get involved in mauls and scrums and, God knows what else, on the field of play?But there it was on the front page of the North-West edition of the Belfast Telegraph on Saturday – a picture of Ireland and Ulster flanker, Tommy Bowe, who, readers are informed, has turned fashion designer and model. And as the article inside related, was pictured showing off his XV Kings collection.Apparently, Bowe is about to launch his second range of casual menswear to complement his existing footwear collection.Checked the old wardrobe to see if I could locate any of the first range but, no, there was the duffle coat and the corduroy trousers and the Aran sweater and, in fact, the only range I can see is the one that is drying up the old bell bottoms which got caught in a thunder shower.Still, I’ll never be able to watch Bowe in the green jersey again without thinking was he reluctant to pull it on in the first place because it was so out of season.STOPPAGE TIMEAnd here we are 94 minutes into the column and there’s a Van driving through the Chelsea defence…WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY – THE DONEGAL DAILY SPORTS COLUMN was last modified: October 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:Walshy on Wednesday