ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):West Indies defied opener Azhar Ali’s 14th Test century and Pakistan’s attritional batting with sheer perseverance, to leave the decisive third Test at Windsor Park well poised on yesterday’s second day.The Caribbean side were forced to toil on a lifeless pitch but did so manfully to dismiss Pakistan in their first innings for 376, an hour before the close.Azhar, starting the day unbeaten on 85, carved out 127 – his second successive hundred following his 105 in the first innings of the Barbados Test last week.Captain Misbah-ul-Haq struck 59 playing in his final Test while wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed produced a breezy 51 down the order.Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase was the best bowler with four for 103 while captain and seamer Jason Holder claimed three for 71 and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, two for 61.Left to navigate eleven tricky overs at the end, West Indies openers Kieran Powell (9 not out) and Kraigg Brathwaite (5 not out) endured little horrors to reach the close unscathed on 14 without loss.The Caribbean side trail Pakistan by 362 runs heading into the pivotal day three of the match.INCHED WAY THROUGHResuming the day on 169 for two, the visitors inched their way painfully through an extended opening session, adding a mere 58 runs from 30 overs sent down.The lone casualty of the morning was veteran outstanding right-hander Younis Khan, like Misbah in his final Test of a glittering career, fell leg before wicket to Holder 45 minutes into the day after adding just eight to his overnight 10.Azhar, however, reached his century an hour before lunch when he turned Holder to fine leg for a couple of and was unbeaten on 122 at the interval with Pakistan crawling to 227 for three.
Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson added 19 apiece for the Suns, who led 85-82 entering the final quarter.Golden State’s Draymond Green was ejected after drawing his second technical between the third and fourth quarters.The matchup of the teams at the top and bottom of the Western Conference standings was a lot closer than anticipated — and in large part because it took Curry a while to find his stroke.Through three quarters, Curry was 2-of-12 shooting, including 1 of 8 on 3-pointers. But in the fourth quarter, he was 4 of 5, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc.“We can compete,” said Ayton, the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft. “We’re maturing even though we’re young. We can challenge any team. Don’t mind our record, there’s a lot of guys with a lot of great potential and we could actually make a dynasty team.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Stephen Curry shook off a poor shooting performance by scoring 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors finally broke open a tight game to beat the Suns 117-107 on Friday night.Klay Thompson scored 25 points for the Warriors. Kevin Durant added 21 points and DeMarcus Cousins 18.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“They totally outplayed us all night,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “The only reason we won is because we have a lot more talent, obviously.”Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 25 points and Deandre Ayton 23 for Phoenix, which was without scoring leader Devin Booker due to a tight right hamstring. 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Warren (right ankle soreness) and De’Anthony Melton (right ankle sprain). … Ayton’s 818 points through 50 games are third-most in team history, behind Walter Davis (1,169) and Alvan Adams (935).UP NEXTWarriors: host Miami on Sunday night.Suns: at Sacramento on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates his 3-pointer against the Phoenix Suns along with Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Phoenix. The Warriors defeated the Suns 117-107. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX— Make it 18 wins in a row for the Golden State Warriors over the Phoenix Suns.The latest, though, was no cakewalk for the reigning NBA champions.ADVERTISEMENT Down 94-88, Golden State took control with a 13-0 run — capped by Curry’s 3-pointer that put the Warriors up 101-94 with 5:46 remaining. Richaun Holmes’ tip-in cut the lead to 101-98 with 4:58 left. But Curry responded with another 3 and Golden State pulled away from there.“I think we just started making shots,” Durant said. “They played extremely hard. ”Phoenix shot out to a 26-9 lead but the Warriors cut it to 31-26 after one quarter.Green’s driving layup capped a 13-3 Golden State run that put the Warriors up 60-51 before Oubre’s tip-in sliced the Warriors’ lead to 60-53 at the break.Phoenix opened the second half with an 11-4 spurt to tie it at 64, and it stayed tight the rest of the third quarter. Oubre made one free throw with 4.9 seconds left, missed the second and grabbed the rebound for a dunk that put the Suns up 85-82 entering the final quarter.“Sometimes in this league, it can be ugly for 44 minutes and the last four you kind of revitalize your team,” Thompson said, “and that’s what Steph and DeMarcus did, K.D., and any win you get in this league you have to be grateful for.”Suns coach Igor Kokoskov liked his team’s effort, but said the Warriors’ ability and experience came through in the end.“They were so precise in late switch, miscommunication, late shifts from the weak side, they made us pay,” he said. “It’s just a learning experience for young guys. And it’s a poised veteran team, a team with a high IQ. They knew how to close a game.”TIP-INSWarriors: Their 18-game win streak against Phoenix is the second-longest active streak against a single opponent behind only Oklahoma City’s 21-game run against Philadelphia. … Warriors have won 11 consecutive road wins. … Golden State drew three first-half technical: on Green, Cousins and Shaun Livingston. View comments
After several public hearings, followed by weeks of work in committee rooms culminating in a final debate yesterday, the Senate unanimously voted during its 5th day of extraordinary sitting to pass the 2015 Electricity Law of Liberia.The bill entitled: “2015 Electricity Law of Liberia,” was submitted to the Legislature for consideration in July by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. It was subsequently sent to the Joint Committees on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment; and Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petition.Another bill with similar content was also sent to the lawmakers by a civil society electricity advocacy group, BRESCELCO, a month earlier.According to the Senate Committees’ findings, the main crux of the President’s bill seeks to liberalize the electricity sector as a means of driving competition which could improve access, quality and lower costs of electricity.The act also establishes, according to the committees, the legal and regulatory framework for the generation, transmission, distribution and retail sale of electricity and for import and export which it said will create an enabling environment for private sector investment in the country’s energy sector.Based on findings as a result of the hearings and contentions raised by members of the Senate plenary prior to yesterday’s debate, the 14-member Joint Committee submitted a seven-point recommendation to plenary which was adopted.The joint committee recommended that in addition to its role as the transmission system operator and the national grid company, the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) should continue to be involved in the power generation business.It further stated that from the effective date of the proposal, LEC should be considered to be automatically licensed provisionally to engage in power generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity.The three committees further recommended that the regulatory functions should rest with the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy MLM&E) for a period of two years from the effective date of the law which “will allow time for the European Union-sponsored capacity building project in the Department of Energy at the Ministry to be implemented.”The Royal Government of Norway, the committees disclosed, also has a capacity-building project with the MLM&E in the electricity sector, and will help to train the staff of the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC).‘The Chairperson and the other two members of LERC should be appointed no later than one year after the effective date of this law,” the committees recommended.No later than the end of the first year, which marks the beginning of a two-year transitional period, the committees said the MLM&E and the Regulatory Commission shall constitute a transitional committee composed of the commissioners of the Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) and staff of LM&E to develop a detailed transition plan, which will guide the implementation of the transition from LM&E to the IRC.“At the end of the two-year transition, the IRC should be fully established and completely separated from the MLM&E and housed outside of it.”Giving a summary of the report before submission to plenary, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment, Albert Tugbe Chie, said the recommendations will go a long way to enhancing the provision of cheap and reliable electricity.Senator Chie allayed the fears of most of his colleagues that government involvement as regulator will drive away investors from venturing into the electricity sector.He reminded them that despite the government serving as regulator in the mineral and other sectors, investors are still coming to the country.The Grand Kru County Lawmaker said building the capacity of regulators will take over a year and must not be treated as an emergency. Other senators suggested however that Liberians in the Diaspora, who have capacity in that area, should be encouraged to come home.The LEC was created by an Act of the Legislature in 1973, and although it does not have monopoly by law, the corporation has been in charge of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity services.At US$0.54 cents per kilo watt hour, Liberia has the highest tariff for electricity in the world. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to end the Bush administration’s ability to unilaterally fill U.S. attorney vacancies as a backlash to Attorney General Alberton Gonzales’ firing of eight federal prosecutors. Amid calls from lawmakers in both parties to resign, Gonzales got a morale boost with an early-morning call from President Bush, their first conversation since a week ago, when the president said he was unhappy with how the Justice Department handled the firings. With a 94-2 vote, the Senate passed a bill that canceled a Justice Department-authored provision in the Patriot Act that had allowed the attorney general to appoint U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation. Democrats say the Bush administration abused that authority when it fired the eight prosecutors and proposed replacing some with White House loyalists.
1 Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on a season-long loan.The midfielder moves to Stamford Bridge as part the deal which sees Thibaut Courtois join Real Madrid on a permanent basis. Mateo Kovacic cost Real Madrid 29 million euros back in 2015 “I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea,” said Kovacic, who is the fourth signing made by boss Maurizio Sarri since he replaced Antonio Conte as manager earlier this summer.“It is an amazing feeling. I will try to do my best for this club.“It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.”Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very happy to welcome Mateo to the Chelsea family.“He is a perfect fit for us this season, his style is well suited to how Maurizio wants to play and we are sure he will prove to be a valuable asset for the club.”How Chelsea are set to line up this season with Mateo Kovacic and Kepa ArrizabalagaThe deal Kovacic follows the signing of Kepa from Athletic Bilbao.Chelsea paid a world record fee for a goalkeeper, £71.6million, to sign the Spaniard after accepting Real Madrid’s offer for Courtois.Kepa has signed a seven-year contract with the Blues.On sealing his move to Chelsea, Kepa said: “It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life.“So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League. It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.”
Ramsey has been with Arsenal for the past decade, winning three FA Cups with the north London club, and was crowned their Player of the Season for 2017/18.Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly eyeng the 27-year-old’s situation and Wilshere, who played alongside the Welshman before moving on to West Ham in the summer, cannot understand why Unai Emery is seemingly so willing to his former teammate go.He told the Islington Gazette: “He’s grown up to be a great player with Arsenal. They could do with someone like him. We know what he can do for the club.“For me he’s a future Arsenal captain. I know he loves the club.“It’s difficult for me to comment on because I’m not there but I do know he’s a great player – if it was me I know I would want to keep him around.Paul Merson blasts ‘typical Arsenal’ over Aaron Ramsey contract fiasco in exclusive talkSPORT interview“He’s a great guy to have around. He’s been at the club so long and knows it inside out. If you look at what he’s done for the club too.“We went into the first team in the same year. He came from Cardiff and I came from the youth team. We automatically clicked because we were both young and new to that sort of environment.”Should Ramsey indeed go on a free, Wilshere reckons he will have his pick of top clubs.He added: “I think you’ve got to look at the situation and ask: ‘How many top teams in the Premier League and elsewhere could he get in?’“And you’d have to say them all – and that speaks volumes about the type of player he is.” Jack Wilshere has expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to let Aaron Ramsey leave the club.The Gunners have withdrawn their offer of a new contract to the midfielder, meaning he will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. 1 Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere enjoyed a close relationship at Arsenal
Searching for the Missing will return to Donegal today to search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun.David, 21, has been missing missing May 21st after fleeing police custody in Strabane after being arrested for a minor incident.Despite widespread Garda and PSNI searches, there has still been no sightings of David. Searching for the Missing spokeswoman Liz Kavanagh said they will return to help.“Will do what we can to help in the search for David,” she said.She added that everyone can help in some way to help find David and give his family some relief.“All depending on weather conditions, Michael Hickey and the crew from Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue are confirmed as going to Lifford this Friday the 14th. We are waiting to confirm divers but it depends on how suitable the weather is.“We would appeal again to anyone who may be out for duck shooting season to be aware David is still missing and please if you are along the banks of the Foyle,or any connecting rivers to have an extra look around,” she said.ELITE SEARCH GROUP RETURN TO HELP LOOK FOR MISSING LIFFORD MAN was last modified: October 14th, 2011 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:David ColhounmissingSearch for the Missing
The Motiv8 LK contestants have been busy all week as the training for the Gaelforce North Challenge gathers momentum.Early risers during the week may have noticed the sprightly crew partake in various fitness initiatives between the fitness studio in Glencar and when weather permits, in the Letterkenny Town Park. The team at Motiv8 Fitness are also pleased to announce Donegal Action for Cancer Care as the designated charity for this novel initiative.Speaking after the announcement Betty Holmes of DACC said ‘to say we are delighted to be involved with this positive and (motivating!) event is an understatement. We hope that Motiv8 LK will not only raise badly needed funds for our group, but also increase awareness for cancer patients in Donegal’.Further details of fundraising initiatives will be announced in the coming weeks.Don’t forgot to print off your challenge card and start earning motiv8 points by clicking on the following link www.motiv8fitness.eu/uploads/Motiv8_Challenge_Card.pdfFor more information on Motiv8 LK see www.motiv8fitness.eu or www.facebook.com/motiv8lk MOTIV8 GATHERS MOMENTUM AS CHARITY PARTNER ANNOUNCED was last modified: May 10th, 2012 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)
Leon Kelly from Glenswilly surrounds Mark McHugh. Pic by North West Newspix.Kilcar have issued a real statement of intent after they recorded an excellent away victory against current Donegal SFC holders Glenswilly. In what was a tough, physical and absorbing championship encounter it was Kilcar who managed to eventually come out on top.The game was a low scoring affair, but it was an absorbing contest played at huge intensity throughout, the large crowd in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. It was Glenswilly who started the brighter and they raced into a three point lead after fifteen minutes.Glenswilly’s stand-in goalkeeper Gerard McGrenra had a fine performance for his side. Pic by North West Newspix.It took Kilcar seventeen minutes to register their opening score through Mark Sweeney.It was a great goal opportunity for Sweeney but he blasted his effort over the bar.Mark McHugh quickly added a second, before Patrick McBrearty levelled matters from a free. Glenswilly were dealt a hammer blow midway through the opening half when goalkeeper Phillip O’Donnell was forced off through injury.With no recognized goalkeeper on the bench, it was left to club stalwart Gerard McGrenara to deputize for the injured O’Donnell.It ended all level at three points apiece at half-time.Kilcar raced into an early second-half lead when Ciaran McGinley pointed, but Michael Murphy quickly hit back to level.Kilcar then reeled off three unanswered scores to get a real foothold in the game. Patrick McBrearty, Conor Doherty and Ciaran McGinley all fired over to give Kilcar a three point lead.Glenswilly hit back with scores from Gary McFadden and Caolan McFadden, but scores from McBrearty and Eoin McHugh stretched their lead back out to three points.Glenswilly tried gamely to get back into it, and Neil Gallagher had a goal effort flash just wide.But Kilcar held on for a famous win, and their performance has backed up why their the bookmakers favourites to win the Donegal SFC. Final score Glenswilly 0-06 Kilcar 0-09Glenswilly will look to get their campaign back on track next weekend in Bundoran.Next up for Kilcar is St. Michaels in Towney next weekend, and the winner of that match would be guaranteed a place in the last eight, it should be a cracking encounter.KILCAR EARN STUNNING AWAY VICTORY AGAINST REIGNING COUNTY CHAMPIONS GLENSWILLY was last modified: September 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCglenswillykilcarnewsSport
The Sportshall Athletics Team from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Sentry Hill, Letterkenny (with their Coaches Irene McFadden and Shauna McGeehan)The national finals of the Primary School Sports Hall Athletics programme took place in the National Indoor Arena in Athlone this week with two primary schools representing County Donegal. School teams from sixteen counties all across Ireland participated in the finals for the four category titles, 3rd and 4th class girls, 3rd and 4th class boys, 5th and 6th class girls and 5th and 6th class boys.In the 5/6th class girls section Scoil Mhuire gan Smál Letterkenny were the national winners and very worthy of the title with a points total of 345 well clear of Clare in 2nd place, the Letterkenny girls had wins in the Obstacle Race, Over and Under,Triple Jump, Speed Bounce and Chest Push and were very impressive in all their disciplines. Great credit is due to the teaching staff of the school especially Irene Mc Fadden in what was their first national Sports Hall Athletics title.Scoil Iosagain Buncrana who qualified in three categories following the county finals came out on top in Ireland in the 3rd and 4th class boys section with wins in the Obstacle Relay, Over and Under Race, Triple Jump, Vertical Jump and Speed Bounce with a total of 319 points. The schools 3/4th class girls and the 5/6th class boys were a very credible 3rd place in the other categories.This is a brilliant achievement by the school and keeps them as one of the most consistent and top performing primary schools in Ireland in Sports Hall Athletics, great credit is due to their teachers Pauric Mc Kinney & Patrick Gallagher together-with the club officials and parents from Inishowen AC who had the the teams so well prepared.Both schools will now have their national trophies presented to them by Donegal Sports Partnership at a special presentation ceremony after Easter. DONEGAL SCHOOLS PERFORM BRILLIANTLY AT PRIMARY SPORTS HALL GAMES was last modified: March 27th, 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)