Bravo controls his future – Cameron

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron, has remained vague on the future of embattled left-hander Darren Bravo. With the career of the Trinidadian up in the air following his sending home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November, Cameron refused to be drawn definitively on the player’s future, saying only “the ball is in his court”. “My understanding is that Mr Bravo has met with the executive of the WICB and the ball is in his court, as to whenever he is willing to come back and play cricket,” Cameron said at a recent WICB town hall meeting here. Clearly incensed by Cameron’s criticism of his “declining” form and “poor performances”, Bravo slammed the Jamaican administrator in a Twitter outburst, labelling him a “big idiot”. The WICB promptly cancelled Bravo’s match/tour contract and sent him home from the tour but also gave him until 4 p.m. of November 11, to remove the offending tweet and issue an apology for his actions. Failure to do so, the WICB said, would result “in further disciplinary action, including referral to the WICB disciplinary committee”. Asked at the town hall meeting if he had received an apology from Bravo, Cameron again repeated, “The ball is in his court.” Bravo did not play in the WICB’s Regional Super50 for his native Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and with no clear information emerging from the regional governing body on the matter, it remained uncertain when the impasse with the player was likely to end. On Monday, Bravo was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League auction, but will need a No Objective Certificate from the WICB in order to participate. Bravo is West Indies’ leading Test batsman with 3400 runs from 49 Tests and at average of 40. Only last October, he stroked a superb century in the day/night first Tests against Pakistan in Dubai. FURTHER DISCIPLINARY ACTIONlast_img read more

One Suspected Ebola Case Admitted to Ganta Hospital

first_imgThe administration of Ganta United Methodist Hospital has disclosed that they have admitted a suspected Ebola case into one of the private wards of the hospital.The suspected Ebola patient— an infant— was transferred to Ganta Hospital from a nearby clinic in Flompa (a town few kilometers from Ganta to Saclapea).Mr. Patrick Martor disclosed that the administration of the Ganta Hospital has set aside a private room in the hospital to cater to anyone who may come with a suspected case of Ebola.Last week it was disclosed by the Acting Medical Director of Ganta Hospital that two suspected Ebola cases were transferred to JFK Hospital in Monrovia. After further observation of the patients it was announced that the cases were not Ebola.The outbreak of the Ebola virus in neighboring Guinea is said to be causing some concern in Ganta, which is on the border with Guinea.Presently, the border with Guinea is still open for business while patients suffering from other illnesses pour in daily from the Guinea, for treatments at the Ganta Hospital.On the Liberian side of the border, immigration officers are wearing preventive gear since they are the first to interact with those entering Liberia from Guinea.The Power House Clinic is one of the clinics where many Guineans visit for treatment. Due to the threat of Ebola the clinic had begun refusing patients who arrived with high temperatures and any that look like Ebola suspected cases.Jerry Klee, the officer-in-charge, said “Whenever we check your blood pressure and find out that it is high, we refer you to the hospital because we do not have anything here to diagnose Ebola.”However, the Ganta United Methodist Hospital has received a consignment of protective gear from the Ministry of Health through the County Health Team.Among the items delivered were IV fluid, gloves, masks, plastic gowns, caps among other things.As part of the prevention measures, the County Health Team located in Sanniquellie is preparing an area as a center for anyone who may come down with or is suspected of having the virus. During the regime of former Liberian President Charles G. Taylor there was an outbreak of bloody diarrhea known as “Samson”. This diarrhea took the lives of many in Nimba County.“What is the difference between Samson and this Ebola virus? Because Samson too was deadly,” said an elderly man in Ganta. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ethier looks to regain hitting form

first_imgLast summer, Andre Ethier forced his way to the big leagues, then forced his way into the Dodgers’ starting lineup before ultimately forcing his way into a crowded field of candidates for the National League Rookie of the Year award. But almost as quickly as he had risen to prominence – indeed, more quickly – the left-handed left fielder collapsed down the stretch, a consequence of a right shoulder that bothered him all season and the fact that while in the minors, he had never played past Labor Day. Now, he is preparing for what is expected to be his first full season as an everyday major-league starter, while also moving from left field to right field to make room for Luis Gonzalez. “Camp is a lot different this year,” Ethier said. “Last year, I was doing a lot of extra work just trying to show what I could do. This year, I’m kind of back to my old routine that I developed in the minor leagues, where I just come in and get my work done and try to do everything right without feeling like I have to prove anything. “I still have to go out and make the club, but it’s a lot nicer knowing that everyone has had a chance to see me play for a season and knows what I can do.” Ethier was promoted to the majors when Ricky Ledee went on the disabled list May 2, a point when Ethier was hitting .349 at Triple-A Las Vegas. He wound up batting .308 in the majors, with 11 homers and 55 RBI. But after hitting well above .300 in each previous month, Ethier fell off to .132 in a homerless September. Players signThe Dodgers agreed to terms with nine of their “zero-to-three” players, signing pitchers Chad Billingsley, Jonathan Broxton, Zach Hammes, Tim Hamulack, Eric Hull, Hong-Chih Kuo and Greg Miller, and outfielders Matt Kemp and Jason Repko. – Tony Jackson Anderson updateThe Angels are keenly aware that it was here in the desert a year ago when Garret Anderson’s foot troubles began, so extra precautions will be made this spring. According to manager Mike Scioscia, Anderson is feeling great and is healed from the effects of plantar fasciitis that plagued him all last season. But Anderson was held out of base-running drills Saturday. center_img “I think Garret is one of the guys that needs his work and needs to get ready but also you have to balance it with some of the things that flared up on him over the last couple of years and we’re going to monitor that very closely,” Scioscia said. Halo happeningsAfter throwing on flat ground for three consecutive days, Bartolo Colon had the day off. … Jered Weaver had another flat-ground throwing session and is in line to throw from a mound this week for the first time this spring. – Doug Padilla 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Culture of payment’ spurs online music sales

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Another big success story was sales of mobile-phone ring tones, which now account for around 40 percent of record companies’ digital revenues, Kennedy said. “In the cellular or mobile world, there is a culture of payment” that didn’t exist in the early days of the Internet, said Adam Klein, EMI Group PLC’s executive vice president for strategy. In the case of Internet downloads, Kennedy said a series of court judgments against unauthorized file-sharers in 2005, including Kazaa and Grokster, had helped transform the digital music market. Kennedy also put Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, on notice that the IFPI would consider litigation against them if they did not join the fight against piracy. Kennedy said he approached prominent ISPs a year ago about a coordinated response and has received “effectively a zero response.” A series of lawsuits against piracy by the IFPI have so far largely targeted individual song swappers for breach of copyright rather than ISPs, which can claim they have no knowledge of piracy occurring on their networks. The London-based IFPI said music fans around the globe downloaded 420 million single tracks in 2005, more than double the 156 million downloaded the previous year, when record companies’ revenues from downloads were $380 million. In the United States alone, single-track downloads doubled year-on-year to 353 million units in 2005, the IPFI said. Album downloads rose to 16 million and accounted for nearly 3 percent of the total U.S. album market. In Europe, the United Kingdom led the way with 26 million single-track downloads, followed by Germany (21 million) and France (15 million). However, Kennedy warned that a lack of “interoperability” of different portable music devices and download systems was hampering future growth in the digital music market. Industry leader Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod portable player and iTunes download system use different technology than other devices. Industry forecasts for future digital growth vary. Some analysts suggest that 25 percent of record company revenue could come from digital sales by 2010, others put the figure at less than 10 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – Worldwide sales of music via the Internet and mobile phones hit $1.1 billion last year, almost triple 2004 sales and accounting for 6 percent of global record companies’ revenues, an industry group said Thursday. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, said the legitimate music business was gradually gaining ground on digital piracy. It said research showed that in Europe’s two biggest digital markets – Britain and Germany – more music fans are now legally downloading music than illegally file-swapping. “2005 was the year that the digital music market took shape,” said IFPI Chairman John Kennedy. last_img read more


first_imgMajella O Donnell has come to the aid of people in her adopted county of Donegal to cope with stress.She is to officially launch the ‘Donegal Mind Wellness’, a charity which was founded by Majella in conjunction with volunteers and help from the HSE in Donegal.The charity aims to help people to deal with the ups and downs of everyday life, which may lead to stress, anxiety and depression, by showing them ways of dealing with these problems. Majella said since moving to Donegal in 2002 to join husband Daniel O’Donnell, she has grown to love the place and the people.“The Donegal people are very honest, genuine and hard working. Donegal is a remote county that has suffered more than its fair share from unemployment, depression and suicide.“My aim is to be able to help people throughout the county to help themselves be more positive and hopeful and to find ways to deal with everyday life which can be very tough especially for those who are isolated or living alone,” she said.Majella has previously spoken out about her own battle with depression and suicidal thoughts. Majella explains, ‘At the moment we are running a Stress Control Programme which is a practical six-week course that can teach ways to relieve stress in our lives.“The courses are funded by Donegal Mind Wellness and are free of charge to everyone. Our aim is to make Stress Control as accessible as possible to everyone throughout Donegal.’The launch of the Donegal Mind Wellness will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Monday next, December 15th at noon. MAJELLA COMES TO AID OF THOSE WITH STRESS IN DONEGAL was last modified: December 11th, 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:donegalHSEMajella O’DonnellSUICIDElast_img read more

Purse found on beach – is it yours?

first_imgA purse has been found on Mulladerg Beach this morning.The lady who found the purse wishes to inform the owner that she will hand it in to Milford garda station.Alternatively you can contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email to be put in contact with the lady who found the purse. Purse found on beach – is it yours? was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:found purselost purseMilford Garda Stationmulladerg beachlast_img read more

Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United this summer, agent confirms

first_img A debut goal against Liverpool put the teenage starlet on the map Latest Transfer News 3 moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Martial’s relationship with Jose Mourinho has come under intense scrutiny 3 targets REVEALED 3 After becoming the most expensive teenager in footballing history back in 2015 when he joined United for £36million, Martial has slowly but surely lost his place under Jose Mourinho.The signings of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the last 12 months have seen the starlet lose patience and his place at a World Cup.And now, according to his agent Phillippe Lamboley, the 22-year-old wants out of Manchester.Speaking to RMC Sport, he said: “After thinking about all the possibilities and settings, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.“There are many parameters, for now it’s premature to talk about it [the reasons for his decision]. Anthony will speak later to discuss all of this.” LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets When asked if Martial’s decision to leave was based on anything other than footballing reasons, Lamboley admitted his client was reluctant to leave the club, but had to for the sake of his career.He continued: “‘United wants to extend Anthony [contract] and do not want him to leave but we do not find agreement for several months.“I think that when Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, it must be remembered, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it an important player.center_img Martial wants to leave Manchester United this summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United this summer.The France international’s agent has confirmed that his client is keen to move on having grown frustrated with a lack of playing time at Old Trafford. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED “That’s why this decision comes in. It is a well-considered decision.“However, it is quite obvious and it is very important to remember that he is under contract, that Manchester United will have the last word and that we will respect the decision of the club, it will go to the end of its commitment. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “However we do not have the same vision on Anthony’s future. Today, Anthony is disappointed because he has shown for three seasons the love he had for the club and his supporters.”Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on keeping the France forward in the Premier League, while Borussia Dortmund have also been mentioned.Last season, the 22-year-old scored 12 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions for United – registering eight assists as well.last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Court.A man who was involved in a minor road accident has admitted to having no tax, NCT or insurance on his vehicle at a recent sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Zintis Boradkins, 42, with an address at 90 Ballymacool Wood, Letterkenny pleaded guilty to all the offences he was charged with. Gardaí were called to the scene of a car accident which occurred on the Pearse Road on March 26, 2014.Mr Boradkins was slightly injured in the accident and was the victim in the actual crash as he was hit from behind.However, it was discovered he had no tax, NCT or insurance on his vehicle.The court heard Boradkins had no insurance on the vehicle because he had just recently bought the car and hadn’t sorted out transferring over his insurance to his car.The court also heard how Boradkins has two children  and is a very hard working man who strives to provide for his family.He’s had several jobs in the construction industry but is currently unemployed.The court heard how Mr Boradkins needs his car to be available for work, so he can travel to different construction sites anywhere in the county if a job opportunity came up.Judge Denis McLaughlin took into account that Mr Boradkins had no previous convictions and fined him €300.MAN INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT HAD NO TAX, NCT OR INSURANCE was last modified: November 12th, 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

Easy ride for Cowboys

first_imgIRVING, Texas – So much for the Dallas Cowboys following their season-long script of playing conservatively and trying to win late. Coach Bill Parcells unleashed his team from the start and they stomped the Philadelphia Eagles. Drew Bledsoe led the suddenly risky Cowboys to two early touchdowns and scores on six of their first seven drives, and the defense shut down Donovan McNabb and the league’s top offense in a stunning 33-10 victory Sunday. “You play like that, you’ve got a chance to beat anybody,” coach Bill Parcells said. Dallas (3-2) had lost nine of 10 to Philadelphia and spent the first month of this season using a ball-control approach, resulting in every game being decided in the final minutes. Parcells hinted to expect more of the same – and the Eagles apparently fell for it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Sucking in the defense with play action, Bledsoe hit Terry Glenn for completions of 18, 16 and 15 yards within the game’s first four snaps. The last one put the Cowboys up 7-0. Minutes later, Bledsoe and Glenn connected on a 39-yard touchdown that made it 14-0. After not scoring a point in the first quarter all season, Dallas was up 17-0 before Philadelphia (3-2) even had a first down. It was 27-3 at halftime and 30-3 after the Cowboys’ first drive of the third quarter, making for the kind of one-sided game typical of this series the past five years, except with the twist of Dallas sticking it to Philly. “What happened in years past doesn’t matter,” McNabb said. “This is a much better Dallas team. But we feel like we’re still the best team in the NFC. We weren’t able to get things going. We have to learn from it and move on.” Bledsoe finished 24 of 35 for 289 yards, three touchdowns and wasn’t sacked. He joked that “if we hadn’t run those two quarterback sneaks, I wouldn’t have been hit all day.” center_img Glenn had seven catches for 118 yards. Julius Jones ran for 72 yards, but didn’t play the second half because of an ankle injury. Rookie Tyson Thompson gained 75 yards in his place. “A win like this shows what we can be when we get out of our own way,” said Bledsoe, who blamed turnovers and penalties for preventing better offensive showings earlier. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal radio station manager Bernie O’ Callaghan will attempt to establish a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous solo radio broadcast starting next Monday October 21st at 10am. The Guinness Book of Records has a record for the longest continuous broadcast by a team of two presenters but does not have a record for a solo broadcast.The record for a pairs broadcast is currently held by two presenters from Kiss FM in Berlin and stands at 73 hours. Bernie presents the morning South West Breakfast Show on SWDCR 88.6 FM from 10am to 1pm three days a week and also presents Mid Week Music on Wednesday Night sponsored by Killybegs Credit Union.SWDCR is the only fully licensed radio station in counties Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan and is also available on the internet and has a big audience among the ever increasing ex-patriot population and also has many listeners who have no connection with County Donegal.O’ Callaghan, from Killybegs, is very well known in sporting circles as he is a former athletics and Sea Angling International and has also played hurling for the county.He spent twenty five years as the National Race Walking Coach and is a member of the Donegal Athletics Team of the Millennium and was inducted into the Ulster Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. He has been involved in broadcasting for over twenty years and is attempting to establish a World Record in order to raise awareness of the station and raise funds to purchase new equipment so that SWDCR can provide a better service for the ever growing audience.SWDCR broadcasts seven days a week for a total of fifty four hours broadcasting for six hours each week-day and for twelve hours on Saturday and Sunday. The SWDCR studios are located in the Ringfort Inn in Bruckless. BERNIE HOPING TO BE A RADIO RECORD-BREAKER! was last modified: October 8th, 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:Bernie O’Callaghanradio broadcast recordlast_img read more