SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Successful former Australia captain, Steve Waugh, has blamed poor leadership and the lure of global Twenty20 tournaments for the demise of West Indies cricket. Speaking in Bangkok at a global forum for young leaders, the 50-year-old Waugh said the decline of West Indies cricket had been unfortunate, but was hopeful the region could rebound soon as world cricket needed a strong Windies side. “What has happened in the West Indies unfortunately in the last 10 years is that they have lacked leadership,” said Waugh, who led Australia in 57 of his 168 Tests before quitting international cricket 11 years ago. “A lot of their current players value, I guess, Twenty20 cricket and making money rather than representing the West Indies. “They need to get back that real sense of pride for playing for the West Indies. They have a great culture and tradition in cricket.” West Indies dominated world cricket in the late 1970s and 1980s, producing star studded teams under the astute leadership of legendary figures like Clive Lloyd and Sir Vivian Richards. However, West Indies have struggled over the last 20 years and are ranked eighth in Tests and ninth in one-day internationals. They missed out on qualification for the 2017 Champions Trophy because of their ranking, marking the first time they have failed to qualify for the ‘mini World Cup.’ Waugh told the forum that the Australia side which came to dominate world cricket following the Windies’ fall had been built on the model established by the successful Caribbean team. “They were the benchmark for cricket. That was what the Australian team’s success was based on, following the blueprint of what the West Indies cricket used to be and used to do. No shame in that,” Waugh explained. “They were too good for everyone. They were unbeaten for 15 years. Australia hadn’t beaten the West Indies for 22 years and I definitely followed their model and we tried to tweak it a bit to suit Australia’s way of cricket. “I would hate to see that lost because a poor West Indies cricket side really weakens world cricket; so I, for one, would love to see the West Indies strong again.”
Familiar faces are set to return to Cignal as the team attempts to hold its place among the league’s elite come the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.HD Spikers head coach Edgar Barroga said Royse Tubino and former national team player Mylene Paat will return to help the team replicate the success they had in the Invitational Conference in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “We like our chances this conference, all our needs were addressed both on offense and defense,” said Barroga. “Right now we’re working on chemistry inside and outside the court.”“As much as possible we need a little more practice time with them so they can study our system and get into the flow of the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLutgarda Malaluan and Roselyn Doria were also added to the team that finished with the bronze medal in last year’s All-Filipino Conference.Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis will lead the holdovers together with Janine Navarro, Rialen Sante, Jheck Dionela, Acy Masangkay, Cherry Vivas, Cindy Amutan, May Macatuno, Rap Aguilar, and Shirley Salamagos. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES There’s one person, however, that won’t be suiting up for the HD Spikers and that’s star opposite spiker Jovelyn Gonzaga who’s in her military training with Philippine Army.“We’re slowly completing the pieces, it’s a matter of making them work together,” said Barroga who took over former head coach George Pascua. “Our goal this year is to match or surpass what we’ve accomplished last year.”“I know it’s not going to be easy, but I’m confident the girls will work hard to get it.”ADVERTISEMENT Tyus Battle returns, making Syracuse a stronger team View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said she is quite honored and described as an unexpected pride the decision by the West African Football Union (WAFU) Congress to name the regional tournament in her honor; adding it is not for an honor bestowed on me but a recognition of the LFA’s leadership, the country and football enthusiasts. According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was speaking in Monrovia over the weekend when a high-powered delegation led by LFA President, Mr. Musa Hassan Bility formally presented an official communication on the decision of the WAFU just ended Congress held in Dakar, Senegal – conferring the WAFU Tournament in honor of the Liberian leader.President Sirleaf termed the decision as a rallying cause for Liberia to reach out to the private sector and development partners with a view to using it to Liberia’s advantage towards the development of the skills, talents and sports infrastructure. She said despite challenges faced by the national team amid some success, it was encouraging that Liberian-based Club teams were out there trying to compete.She lauded LFA President, Musa Bility and the entire leadership of the Football Association and pledged her administration’s support in working with her colleagues in the sub-region to ensure a successful tournament. Earlier, LFA President Musa Bility said he was pleased to inform President Sirleaf of the decision emanating from the WAFU Congress held in Dakar, Senegal – thus unanimously naming the regional tournament in the Liberian Chief Executive’s honor. The LFA boss said WAFU Secretariat anchored its determination in favor of President Sirleaf based on her leadership at the national, regional and global stage. Mr. Bility said applications from both Nigeria and Togo posed no challenge to the Congress’ unanimous action in favor of Liberia. The tournament commences October 29, which coincides with President Sirleaf’s 76th birthday. According to the FA President, the WAFU tournament has over the last 15 years not been named in honor of any particular distinguished personality; noting the late Togolese President, Gnassingbe Eyadema was last regional leader in whose honor the tournament was named. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Governor Weeks at the induction ceremonyThe Central Bank of Liberia has announced the temporary closure of its banking hall to the public beginning Monday, July 17 – August 4.The temporary closure is intended to facilitate the hosting of the West African Monetary Zone Statutory meetings at the head office of the Central Bank.The CBL is directing all civil servants and pensioners to conduct their banking services with commercial banks in the country.All commercial banks have agreed to assist all civil servants, pensioners and the general public with the encashment of their salary and allowance checks during the temporary closure of the banking hall of the Central Bank of Liberia.Banking activities at the CBL head offices will resume on Monday, August 6.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…on sidelines of Summit of the AmericasForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge engaged his ministerial counterparts from Canada and Ecuador on the sidelines of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) meeting yesterday.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, in discussion with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia FreelandHe explained that the bilateral meeting with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland builds on the “close and good relationship” between the two countries.In his first meeting with Minister Freeland, Minister Greenidge noted that the issue of Guyana’s territorial integrity and its progress was discussed, along with trade cooperation with CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and other areas of cooperation.“I got the impression that we saw eye to eye on a lot of things. Canada has a young Prime Minister, bringing with him his own initiatives and history, and we thought that that was a great opportunity for Guyana, that we could perhaps do a lot in that regard,” Minister Greenidge explained.Minister Carl Greenidge and Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, María Fernanda Espinosa, in discussionThe Minister noted that this is a preparatory meeting, which is a precursor to the meeting between President David Granger and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Minister Greenidge said this meeting is expected to happen during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London next week.Discussions were also centred around issues affecting the Guyana diaspora in Canada. “We spoke also about raising the level of activity both in Toronto and in Ottawa,” Minister Greenidge said.The Guyanese diaspora in Canada is estimated to be around 200,000, according to the High Commission of Canada to Guyana and Suriname.Diplomatic relations between Guyana and Canada predate independence. The Canadian Commission was opened in Guyana in March 1964. Guyana’s High Commission to Canada is also Canada’s Plenipotentiary Representative to CARICOM.The two countries have good bilateral relations, resulting from political ties through the Commonwealth, commercial links, development assistance, and immigration.Meanwhile, Minister Greenidge summed up his meeting with Ecuador’s Foreign Affairs Minister, María Fernanda Espinosa, as interesting.“The major issue, of course, is that they have changed government, and it’s just to make sure we have the same interests that they want to pursue,” Minister Greenidge said.Minister Fernanda Espinosa has commended Guyana for the conservation of its forestry, Minister Greenidge noted. Guyana is expected to participate in the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (OTCA) Heads of Government Summit later this year.Guyana and Ecuador established diplomatic relations in 1974.
Four companies plan to announce final investment decisions in the next year. Those projects include the Pacific Northeast LNG, Woodfibre LNG, Douglas LNG and Shell backed LNG project.Those four plants would need 6.3 Bcf of natural gas a day. Geoff Morison of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers told platts.com, companies would need to drill 105 to 115 new wells a year to supply just 1 Bcf a day.Rose told platts.com, ”Our aim is to double output [to 500,000 Mcf/d] over the next two to three years and emerge as a potential supplier for an LNG facility,” he said, adding Tourmaline has 2P (proven and probable) reserves of 4.34 Tcf in northeast Montney in British Columbia and the Deep Basin play in neighbouring Alberta.- Advertisement -Read more about this story, Major boost in gas drilling needed to supply Canadian LNG projects: officials
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s Bluey Day approaches, they still need more participants to ‘be brave and shave.’So far, 22 people have already registered to go bald for charity, but many more participants are needed in order to reach the goal of 50.Brave participants will shave their heads will spend the next month collecting donations from family, friends and businesses in anticipation of the big day, on May 28 at the BC Ambulance Building.- Advertisement -Ultimately, the Foundation is hoping to raise $100,000 from the event to buy cancer diagnostic and treatment equipment at the Fort St. John Hospital. All donations will go into a fund that will help them respond to immediate equipment needs — specifically relating to cancer treatment and diagnosis.In the past, events like Bluey Day have helped them buy a specialized treatment chair, hysteroscope, gastroscope, and a software upgrade for the CT scanner.At the event this year, it will be a family-filled day of fun with a bounce house, face painting, and burgers from Mr. Mikes.Advertisement To find out more information about signing up as a participants, those interested can call 250-261-7563, and come to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation in the hospital lobby in person to register.
RESULTSSt Johns Minors beat Naomh Brid/Pettigo in the Minor League.Both the Seniors and Reserves lost narrowly to Glenties in the League, Senior Na Cealla Beaga 0-6, Glenties 1-6, Reserve Na Cealla Beaga reserve 0-6, Glenties 1-7. Fixtures, U14 Boys home V Naomh Columba Tuesday at 6.00U14 girls training Tuesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Fintra.The Club are holding a three day Easter Camp on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April, €15 per child, Age 5 to 13, To Book either Text Rita 087-2054772 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgMouthguards Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a Mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 1, 2, 9, 28. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €6,300. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,600.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 1st, 2013 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:Killybegs GAA Club notes
Cathal and Emma get the beers in!An Inishowen woman doesn’t have to shy away from buying her round after opening up her own brewery.Emma Devlin, from Malin Head, has just launched Rascal’s Brewing Co in Dublin along with her partner Cathal O’Donoghue.The couple met in Australia, fell in love and decided to return to Ireland to give their new business a real go. Minister of Tourism, Transport and Sport, Leo Varadkar attended the launch of Rascal’s Brewing Co. in Dublin recently.The couple now produce a range of‘Bold Irish beer’, three of which were showcased at the launch – Ginger Porter, Big Hop Red and Wit Woo (a Belgian wheat beer).Taking place at The Mart in Rathmines, the launch was attended by craft beer lovers from all walks of life.Emma said “Rascal’s was born out of our love of craft beer, which we discovered some years ago while living in New Zealand. When we moved home, we invested in home-brew equipment and began brewing with all-grain and fresh leaf hops. “2013 was a very successful year for us as we won two competitions with our beers, Belgian Wit and Ginger Porter. This boosted our confidence and things developed from there.“We find that people are bored of mainstream, mass-marketed lagers – they’re turning to craft beers because they give quality and value for money in terms of flavour. There’s also that wonderful sense of discovering something new.’Adding to this, Emma’s partner and co-founder, Cathal O’Donoghue said: Rascal’s is about brewing craft beer with a little something extra – which they call BOLD IRISH BEER.“We like to brew with unusual ingredients like ginger, as in our current beer, Ginger Porter. We’re a small brewery, 950L batches, and this small scale allows us to be more experimental, which is something we love. Our plan is to brew a variety of seasonal ales and not focus on the core supply as much as other breweries. We want to keep things interesting for the customer and for ourselves, as brewers.”Rascal’s Brewing Co. now supplies its beers to pubs across Dublin including The Norseman, The Black sheep, 57 The Headline, and Blackbird. Emma and Cathal have big plans for the brand and hope to sell Rascal’s beer across the island of Ireland by the end of the year.For more information on Rascal’s Brewing Co. visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rascals-Brewing-Co/1412375322311028 or Twitterhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%40rascalsbrewing&src=typdCHEERS FOR THE BEERS! DONEGAL WOMAN OPENS HER OWN BREWERY! was last modified: June 23rd, 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:Emma DevlinMalin HeadRascal’s Brewing Co
An appeal has been lauched in Buncrana for public assistance in finding a missing wedding ring of huge sentimental value.The wedding ring was lost in Buncrana yesterday (Saturday).The ring can be seen pictured above. Anyone who may have found the ring is being urged to contact Trisha McManus on FacebookAppeal launched to help find lost wedding ring in Buncrana was last modified: June 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)