Tony Becca: Rally ‘round the West Indies

first_img These young champions, however, deserve high praise for what they have done. They are the first West Indians to win this title, but they have just started. The development must go on and on. It cannot stop here. It must not appear to stop here. The West Indies need more cricketers, much more good cricketers. The West Indies won for the first time, but this is a development tournament. It should be noted also that Namibia defeated South Africa, that Nepal defeated New Zealand, that Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe, that Zimbabwe defeated South Africa, and that Afghanistan defeated New Zealand. It should be noted also that Namibia, Nepal, and Afghanistan finished at numbers seven, eight and nine, and above Zimbabwe, South Africa, and New Zealand at numbers 10, 11, and 12. With Australia absent, it was also good to see not only Burnham of England scoring three centuries, but also that the improvement of smaller nations and the fact that the most successful players were from the less fancied teams. They included the most successful fast bowler, left-hander Fritz Coetzee of Namibia, the most successful bowler in a match, Cakacava Tikolsuva of Namibia, who took six wickets against the West Indies, the third most successful bowler, Lamichlanke of Nepal, and that Karim Tanat of Afghanistan scored the second highest total of 156, admittedly against Fiji. HIGH PRAISE The young West Indians ended up winning the low-scoring final, 146 for five to 145, in the last over, to end cock of the walk and the champions, the undisputed champions of all they surveyed. And they ended in style. After falling to 70 for five against India, the young West Indians settled themselves, lost not another wicket, and batted on confidently and without much trouble, or so it appeared. Man for man, they were not the best, however. The batsmen did not compare with Jack Burnhan and David Lawrence of England; Sarfaraz Khan and Rishalb Pant of India; Hashan Moshin and Unair Masood of Pakistan; neither did all-rounder Mehidiz Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh; neither did the pacers, left-armer Fritz Coetze of Namibia; Avesh Khan of India; Saqib Muhammad the Prophet of England; Muhammad the Prophet Jalfuddin of Bangladesh; and neither spin bowlers like left-arm spinner Mayank Dagar of India; and right-arm spinner Sandeep Lamichlanke of Nepal. In a team in which all the boys were apparently brim full of confidence and played like one, always with a smile and with a purpose, the standouts were captain and batsman Shimron Hetmyer, batsman Shamar Springer, batsman Gidron Pope, batsman Keemo Paul, batsman Keacy Carty, paceman Chemar Holder, and fast bowler Alzaar Joseph with Joseph as the one most likely to push ahead. The West Indies won the title, and every one of the players, every one of the party, deserved every credit for their wonderful achievement and their surprising gift. The ones which, to me, made the big difference, however, were the captain Hetmyer and his leadership; Paul, with his presence of mind for his controversial but correct run-out of Zimbabwe’s last batsman, Richard Nagarava; Pope’s innings, all but one of them, which set the team on the way; Springer’s innings against Bangladesh, wicketkeeper Tevin Imlach’s unusual stumping of Pant (from the unusual distance of some 20 yards back) in the first over of the final match; and the consistently good fast bowling by Joseph. The victory should serve as an inspiration to young cricketers in the region. It shows beyond a doubt that there are still good cricketers around these shores, and that providing that they are groomed properly, there are enough good cricketers to make the future promising and fulfilling. These young West Indians could, with a little luck, make the people remember the happiness of days gone by, days like in the 1960s when the West Indies had six players on the Rest of the World team Conrad Hunte, Rohan Kanhai, Garry Sobers, Lance Gibbs, Wes Hall, and Charlie Griffith. Hopefully, however, as some do not remember, the players will also remember that they are only young cricketers; that they are still learning the game; that as good as they are or promise to be, they are not yet members of the West Indies team, or great members; that they are still only 17, 18, or 19 years old; that there are players only a few months older than they are who were not eligible for the team; that some of them – most of them – will never make it; and that others around their age will make the West Indies team instead. LOW-SCORING FINAL It is written, somewhere in the Good Book, in huge, bold, bright letters, that “a little child shall lead them”, and that is gospel. It has been proven right. One week ago, in faraway Bangladesh, West Indies cricket came alive again, and it came alive, not through performances of the West Indies team, but through the surprising, dazzling deeds of the young West Indies team in the Under-19 World Cup tournament. The young West Indians denied overwhelming favourites India a fourth hold on the title, used the opportunity to surprise everyone and win their first title, covered themselves in glory, and all with refreshingly attractive cricket built around wonderful awareness of the game, good captaincy, sensible batting, consistent bowling, generally brilliant fielding, and magnificent self-confidence. It was more remarkable the way they came back to snatch and dominate the action. Starting the tournament as rank outsiders, the West Indians suffered early embarrassment when they lost three practise matches to Bangladesh before losing their first match of the tournament to England by a comfortable margin of 61 runs. From there on, however, they reeled off victory after victory until victory, sweet, expected, and emotional victory, became theirs as if by divine right. First, Fiji were beaten by 262 runs, but that was hardly unexpected. Then came victory by two runs over Zimbabwe, and then, after squeezing past Zimbabwe into the second round by the skin of their teeth, the West Indies, getting better and better, and stronger and stronger with every match, knocked off Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India one by one, one after the other, to shock the world and lift the crown. In the end, the young West Indies, considered by many, except those closely connected to the team, to be more a prime consideration for the Wooden Spoon, fluttered around Pakistan and Bangladesh, displaying their new-found skill in batting, bowling, and fielding while fully enjoying themselves, and except on occasion, at 70 for five in the final, while preening themselves and playing as if they were untouchable and unbeatable.last_img read more

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President Congratulates Muslims at Climax of Ramadan

first_imgPresident George M. Weah’s expected reshuffling “is going to ensure that we have better alignment and coordination on matters that are critical to the economy, uproot corruption and enhance better service delivery.”Offers Muslim Gov’t Employees Day OffPresident George Manneh Weah has wished all Muslims a happy and blessed Eid Mubarak as they climax a month-long fasting and sacred encounter with Allah. According to him, all Muslim government employees are free to take the day off to celebrate, without it being counted against them.The Liberian leader said he cannot emphasize enough the longstanding contributions the Islamic Community has made to the society, and as such reaffirms his Government’s unwavering support and commitment to the promotion of religious tolerance.A statement from the Executive Mansion said: “In respect of the sacred nature of the day to the Islamic Faith, the President hereby informs all Muslims within the employ of the Government of Liberia that they are at liberty to take this day off from work at no repercussion to them, as they join their Islamic brothers and sisters to celebrate the joyous and festive Eid Mubarak.”It added: “It is the hope and prayer of the President that the month-long Ramadan period will yield bountiful blessings for the Nation as we work collectively towards a prosperous and better Liberia.”In a related development, President Weah has called for unity amongst Muslims so that together they can contribute to making Liberia a better place. He said he recognizes the strides Muslims were able to make during the past thirty days, interceding on behalf of the nation, and emphasized that he does not take lightly when it comes to God’s business.President Weah spoke Thursday, June 14, 2018 when Muslim leaders offered prayers for him and the nation at the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.“We thank Allah for bringing you through these tense thirty days; let’s come together because we are one country, one people and one destiny,” President Weah told the Muslim leaders. He also reminded them that as a former Muslim convert, he will strive to keep the Islamic disciplines.The President also defended his decision to break fast with Muslims sometime ago at his Jamaica Resort, indicating that President Donald Trump did similar thing at the White House for Muslims in the United States.Earlier, Muslim leaders offered prayers for President Weah and the entire nation. They beseeched Allah to guide and bless the President as he steers the state of affairs of the nation.Also in their supplications, they asked Allah to protect the President from the menace of terrorism and fanaticism, that Allah will give him long life, wisdom and make him a reconciler, unifier as well as a forgiven leader.Grand Mufti Samaworo (Gurley Street Mosque)In brief remarks, Muslim leaders thanked President Weah for giving young Muslims opportunity to serve in his government. “When people doubted our ability to make meaningful contributions to this government, you insisted that we can make it,” said Musa Konneh, a Muslim and acting Managing Director of the Liberia Agricultural Regulatory Authority.He said as Muslims they will support the President with their blood and sweat to ensure the success of the government.Grand Mufti, Sheik Abubakar Mory D. Sumaworo informed the President of the time they spent praying for him to be successful. He said they had come to appreciate the President for the strides he has been making for the Muslims Community, such as the donation he made at the beginning of the Ramadan.“The burden of this country lies on you – but let Allah give you the strength to carry us through. We will be the soldiers to fight for the success of the country,” he said.The Muslim Cleric informed the President that he has been the choice of the nation, the one long yearned and waited for to lead, and stressed that they will do anything to fight against extremism and insecurity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Abused Venezuelan migrants to get Govt support

first_imgKarly Bennett of the UNFPAWith an estimated 30,000 Venezuelan migrants now in Guyana, their vulnerability to various types of abuse and exploitation is high.It is with this in mind that the Guyana Government has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to develop a programme for Venezuelan survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV).Government has already been providing a number of supportive measures for Venezuelan migrants including seeking to develop homesteads and integrating migrant children into the local school system.The Ministry of Social Protection’s Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit met with the UNFPA on Thursday to interact with stakeholders to identify key service providers, the types of services offered to survivors and to generate a map of services with key contact information.GBV Specialist attached to the UNFPA, Karly Bennett revealed that there are currently 177,000 Venezuelan migrants in the Caribbean, with some 30,000 already settled in Guyana.Because of their vulnerability to violence, UNFPA, the Government and other UN agencies conducted an assessment in Regions One, Four, and Seven.“What came out of the report is that some of the major concerns are around trafficking, sexual violence, survival sex, sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment and IPV or domestic violence. We see this a lot in emergencies, this kind of convergence of sexual violence, trafficking and survival sex, that means there is a combination of people trafficked for sexual servitude,” Bennett explained.In light of the findings, she recommended that the first step to address this issue is service mapping.During this step, the aim is to bring together key players in each region and map the services available for GBV survival.The next step highlighted is to make a referral pathway including brochures or leaflets with all the requisite information to distribute to victims. Bennett finally recommended the training of frontline providers including immigration, police officers and social workers to strengthen their referral systems.Manager of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit, Akilah Dorris explained that her Unit does not have access to readily available information of GBV in Guyana and relies on reports shared by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and very few partners.The Unit is governed by the 1996 Domestic Violence Act and the 2010 Sexual Offenses Act which were both amended. Both Acts provide basic provisions for persons who were identified as victims of sexual violence, GBV or domestic violence; as well as the mechanisms to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.According to the Manager, the most recent drafted national plan of action which focusses on the protection of victims, prevention of GBV, sexual and domestic violence, prosecutions, rehabilitation of victims among others will soon be approved for implementation.In the interim, the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit has developed protocols for police officers, medical practitioners and prosecutors to address sexual violence related matters. With support from the UNFPA, a consultancy that will see the development and implementation of an Essential Services Package for survivors of Gender Based Violence is being undertaken.Representatives from Women Across Differences, International Office of Migration, Counter Trafficking Unit, Blossom Inc, Childlink, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association, Ministries of Communities and Public Health, Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Sex Worker Association were present at the workshop.last_img read more

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Day one of 51st Oilman’s Golf Tournament comes to a close

first_imgIn action from division nine sponsored by NOV Wilson, coming out on top in their games were: Randy Morrow, Victor Peebles, Dave Buziak, Chris Wilson, Matt Giesbrecht, Larry Pimm, Larry Duncan, and Robin DeRose. Division 10 sponsored by Cabre Oilfield winners were: Warren Donis, Chris Jorven, Howie Maxwell, Sean Thomas, Vance Lucas, Bernard Salinas, and Kyle Gardner.   Over in division 11 sponsored by Tempest Energy Services, moving onto the A side will be: Grant Trask, Rob Petrone, Tip Johnson, Mitch Bacon, Aaron Kielo and Stephen Bennett. Division 12 was sponsored by Magnum Oilfield Rentals. Winners of today’s matches include: Dennis Vig, Rob Varga, Troy Ramstead, Lyle Levers, Kerry Lawson, and Shane Richter. Advertisement TCL and Backcountry Truckin’ sponsored division 15. Winners in that grouping from today were: Larry Solodon, Tracy Travis, Lyle Campbell, Al Hill, Brent Hansen, Keith Salmon, Jay Greenwood and Brian Zieger. Division 18 play was sponsored by Peace Country Rentals. Winners from today’s contests were: Lane Gellings, Steve Horychun, Garry Gray, Derek Tsuruda, Jack Wilson, Dan Broten and Pete Anders. Match play continues during the rest of tomorrow’s action starting in the morning and going on into the early evening. The winners of tomorrow’s match play events move onto the finals in their respective divisions on Saturday while the losers take part in best ball events Saturday as well. It was a fantastic time for golf as a light breeze accompanied a few clouds throughout the day. The day’s action consisted of match play games, and that will continue throughout tomorrow, with the players losing in tomorrow’s matches moving into best ball play on Saturday. Winners from the championship division sponsored by the Fort St. John Petroleum association include: Justin McKinnon, Kevin McNee, Jeremy Clother, Gene Danyluk, Greg Pallister, Dillon Maier, Blayne Streeper and Terry Duffy. – Advertisement -Over in division three sponsored by FloRite Environmental Systems, moving onto the A side will be: Nick Gaudreau, Todd Alexander, Anthony Corno, Scott Mayhew, Ron Smeeth, Jeff Toews, Lorne Hoskyn and Ian Tittley. Winners in division five sponsored by Zedi Field Services are: Roger Unruh, Rui Miranda, Phil Bernert, Don Wallin, Rob Garant, Lex Neufeld, Lee Hartman and Dan Gauvin. Focus sponsored division eight. Winners in that group include: Carson Hoffmeyer, Chad Gullickson, Wyatt Soule, Blair Myers, Stan Nyberg, Scott Albrecht, Gregg Pearson and Scott Pengelly. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Atletico thrash Marseille to win Europa

first_img0Shares0000Fernando Torres was given the honour of lifting the Europa League trophy on his final appearance for his boyhood club. Photo/COURTESYLYON, France, May 16 – Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons.It is Griezmann’s first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season’s end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination. Griezmann — brought up in Macon, just 70 kilometres from Lyon — scored once in each half, his lethal finishes coming either side of Marseille losing Dimitri Payet to injury, the French side’s captain coming off in tears.He now has 29 goals for the season, although it was Gabi’s late strike that put the seal on the victory.Marseille had been desperate to win the second European trophy in their history, on French soil, 25 years after beating AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final in Munich.The Atletico Madrid players are showered in confetti as they pose with their Europa League trophy after a 3-0 win on the night. Photo/COURTESYBut it was a flat night for their huge support, who threatened to ruin the occasion by constantly lighting flares and setting off firecrackers at one end of the stadium, with some even being thrown onto the pitch towards the end.The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia’s side well beaten by Diego Simeone’s Atletico.Their triumph comes after their agonising defeats to city rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016. They had previously won the Europa League in 2010 and again in 2012, the latter coming just six months after Simeone’s appointment.Simeone served a touchline ban here, meaning assistant German ‘Mono’ Burgos nominally took charge, but that did not perturb them on the field.Having fallen into this competition by virtue of a shock group-stage exit from the Champions League, Atletico were the favourites against a Marseille side whose continental campaign had begun in the the third qualifying round last July.– Marseille’s regrets –Dimitri Payet was forced off injured just 32 minutes into the Europa League finalJust being in his final, their 19th European game of the season, was an achievement for Garcia’s team. But they will look back on the evening with regrets.After all, they had started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside four minutes, Valere Germain shooting over from an excellent position after being slipped in by Payet.It was the kind of chance that does not come up often against an Atletico side who had kept 33 clean sheets in all competitions this season before this game.Antoine Griezmann scored both goals as Atletico Madrid sunk Marseille in the Europa League finalHaving been on top, Marseille were then punished for sloppy defending as they fell behind in the 21st minute.Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda opted to play a pass to Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, deep in midfield, rather than clear long. The Cameroonian’s attempt at a touch was awful, and Gabi pounced on the loose ball, sending Griezmann through to finish.That subdued the massed ranks of Marseille fans, and things got worse for them when Payet, their captain and most influential player who had been struggling with a hamstring problem ahead of the game, came off crying just after the half-hour mark.The striker celebrated by performing a dance inspired by the game Fortnite. Photo/COURTESYOM needed to take the game to Atletico in the second half, but instead they conceded again just four minutes after the restart.It was a glorious goal, Griezmann finding Koke and then latching onto the return ball as he stormed into the box before lifting a deft finish over Mandanda and in.Substitute Kostas Mitroglou nearly set up a grandstand finale, his header coming off Jan Oblak’s post, before Gabi’s low drive in the 89th minute made it 3-0.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sunderland CEO Margaret Byrne resigns over Adam Johnson case

first_imgSunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned in the wake of the Adam Johnson child sex abuse case admitting “a serious error of judgement”.Johnson was suspended a year ago then allowed back into the team and played for the Premier League strugglers until his trial when he pleaded guilty to grooming and a sexual activity with a child.Pressure was put on the club after Johnson’s legal team told Bradford Crown Court the club was aware that he had told police he kissed the girl.The club had stated he had told them he intended to deny all the charges against him.Ms Byrne said in a statement: “Contrary to what has been suggested, I did not understand that Mr Johnson intended to change his plea at trial or at all.“I was astounded when he did plead guilty.“I accept that Mr Johnson should not have been permitted to play again, irrespective of what he was going to plead.“It was a serious error of judgement and I accept full responsibility for this.The chief executive said she recommended to the Sunderland board that Johnson should be allowed to play on last year because he was fighting the charges and was “innocent until proven guilty”.She said: “Mr Johnson’s victim has endured a terrible ordeal and for that I am truly sorry.“At no time was the failure to suspend him again intended to cause any harm or distress to her or her family.”Stepping down after nine years with the Wearsiders, she said: “I recognise that, as CEO, my involvement with Mr Johnson and the decision to allow him to continue to represent the club was a serious mistake.“I sincerely regret that this error has impacted on the victim, the club, its supporters and all those affected in such a devastating manner.”She was hurt by the criticism levelled at the club, saying: “To this end and for the long-term good of the club and its staff, I have stepped down as CEO with immediate effect.” 1 Margaret Byrne has resigned as Sunderland CEO last_img read more

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Golden popcorn picks up where Oscar left off

first_imgCULVER CITY – The smooch between Jake and Heath beat out Brad and Angelina’s lip-locking for “best kiss,” Batman trash-talked Superman on-stage, and Steve Carel thanked everyone from the Dalai Lama to Kelly Clarkson. It wasn’t exactly the Oscars taking place Saturday night on a soundstage filled with screaming fans on the Sony Pictures Studios lot. It was the 2006 MTV Awards where silliness and colorful acceptance speeches dominated an energetic show that saw “The Wedding Crashers” named best film and Jim Carrey presented with the “MTV Generation Award” in honor of his solid string of hits and record number of previous MTV Movie Award wins. Carrey, wearing all white, was accompanied to the stage by scores of people dressed as angels with giant wings, and jokingly bragged about how he is now in such rarified air that he is able “to flow effortlessly at the upper edges of the Hollywood statusphere.’” Before walking off the stage with his popcorn bucket-shaped trophy dubbed “the sliver bucket of excellence,” Carrey insisted that presenter Will Farrell join him in a hyperactive dance he named “the happy genitalia.” Farrell had earlier paid tribute to Carrey by reminding the audience that “while he bent over and talked out of his own a** (in 1994’s “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”), he made damned sure we never forgot what he had to say.” Jake Gyllenhall was on hand to accept the always popular kissing award on behalf of he and Heath Ledger in “Brokeback Mountain.” They beat out, among others, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” “I said to Heath after the scene filmed, If we don’t won the MTV Award for best kiss, it wasn’t worth it,” he said to wild applause. “It’s worth it now, it’s definitely worth it now. It’s a real honor that you picked this movie and this kiss over all the other ones. It’s a big deal.” Gyllenhall also won the award for “best overall performance” over such heavyweights as Joaquin Pheonix, Reese Witherspoon, Terrence Howard, Steve Carel and Rachel McAdams. “This is an embarrassment of riches,” the actor said after taking the stage a second time. “I have to admit, I kind of expected best kiss but I didn’t expect this with such steep competition.” He also thanked Ledger of whom he said, “I couldn’t have done it without him. He’s great.” While Jolie and Pitt lost in the best kiss category, the real-life couple who are the parents of a baby girl Jolie recently gave birth to in Africa, did win the award for “best fight scene” but were not on hand tio accept it from presenters Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. “Angelina and Brad are stuck in traffic between and elephant and an antelope,” joked Farrell who added, “They are doing their thing and we send them our congratulations.” Spike Lee seemed clearly moved to receive the Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his 1989 film “Do The Right Thing.” The award is given annually to a film that has had a lasting effect on moviegoers and the MTV audience. Lee paid tribute to the film’s cast which included the late Ossie Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosie Perez, Ruby Dee and Martin Lawrence in his first feature film role. “The sad thing is, “Lee said in his speech, “the (racial) issues we tried to address with Do the Right Thing” are still with us today so how much progress have we made?” On a much lighter note, cast members Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth of the upcoming “Superman Returns” presented the award of “best hero” to Christian Bale, star of last year’s hit “Batman Begins.” After thanking director Christopher Nolan “for getting rid of those bloody nipples” on the bat suit worn by George Clooney in Batman and Robin,” Bale turned to Routh and said, “I’m sorry Superman, but Batman is the bada**.” Bale also paid tribute to his wife who he called “my personal Wonder Woman” then thanked the fans “for embracing the rebirth of Batman. There will be more!” Other award winners were Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn for “best on-screen team presented by Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock who took home the award 11 years ago for “Speed.” Wilson was present to accept and lamented that the two did not win in the “best kiss” category and complained that “Brokeback Mountain” had stolen their thunder. Vaughn, in a taped acceptance speech, said that when working with Wilson, “you kind of feel like a jockey on the back of a great horse. I was just holding on.” “Wedding Crashers” cast member Isla Fisher took home the “breakthrough performance” trophy for her role as Vaughn’s crazy love interest. “For most people, playing a bipolar nymphomaniac would have been a challenge but for me, I think I was just playing myself,” Fisher joked after slowly making it up the stage steps in an extremely tight dress. “Sorry about the dress,” she said to the audience. “I should have just worn shorts.” Other awards went to Hayden Christianson for “best villain” in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” “40 Year old Virgin” star Carel for “best comedic performance,” and Jennifer Carpenter who took home “best frightened performance” for her role in “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” The show provided a real showcase for hostess Jessica Alba who in addition to changing outfits four times and appearing in filmed spoofs of “The Da Vinci Code,” “Mission Impossible III” and “King Kong,” nabbed the award for “sexiest performance “for her role in “Sin City.” “Thank you to all the perverts who voted for me,” Alba joked before thanking all the fans to whom she said, “I do movies for you.” Other presenters included Justin Timberlake, Samuel L. Jackson, Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckensale, Rosario Dawson, Ludacris, Rebecca Romijn, John C. Reilly, Zach Braff, Anna Faris, and Eva Mendes among others. The award show also included lively musical performances by Christina Aguilera, Gnarls Barkley and AFI. It will begin airing on MTV at 9 p.m. on Thursday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CREATE WAVES WITH COMPETITION TO WIN TRAINING SESSION WITH COUNTY STARS

first_imgFour Masters Fundraiser Creating WavesThe Senior and Senior Reserves Four Masters GAA football teams have announced a fundraising event to take place on July 12th when they will be boarding the Donegal Bay Waterbus, however, it is the first prize which is causing waves.As Four Masters continue their Championship bid the management of both Reserves and Senior’s have organised a fundraising event to raise badly needed funds for the campaign. First prize on the ‘Super Raffle’, which will take place on the Waterbus 12th July, is a one hour training session with four County players. Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan, Barry Dunnion and Luke Keaney, have all committed to giving any boy or girl up to age 16 and their team a one hour training session. With the huge numbers attending underage training the excitement is mounting. Rory O’Donnell, Senior Management Team, who has been instrumental in organising the event, commented, “the fundraising event is to support and assist our teams and support on-going player development. The first prize has certainly created a bit of a stir, all Underage teams are very excited about the prospect of the four lads coming along and training them. The fact that the four lads have offered to do this reflects the extremely positive role they play. All our players have come up through the Underage structures and they still contribute in any way they can. Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey have also both contributed signed jerseys from last year, so the prizes are unbelievable. It’ll be a great night out and everyone is very welcome”. The Management and players from both teams will be boarding the Donegal Bay Waterbus on Friday 12th July, to join them for a great night out and have a chance to win some amazing prizes, contact Mickey Martin, 087 619 8905, Rory O’Donnell, 087 887 2283 or Emlyn Hughes, 087 9506 113. This will be a sell out so please get your tickets soon!  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CREATE WAVES WITH COMPETITION TO WIN TRAINING SESSION WITH COUNTY STARS was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CREATE WAVES WITH COMPETITION TO WIN TRAINING SESSION WITH COUNTY STARSlast_img read more

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INNOVATIVE NEW BUSINESS ‘THE CANDY BUFFET’ OPENS IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe Candy Buffet” is a new, locally owned business which offers Candy Buffet rental to those hosting wedding parties and various other events. The Stylish designs of these candy buffets, topped off with an array of mouth watering sweet choices will make sure that your event is that little extra bit special! The owner designed his first candy buffet to be displayed at a family member’s wedding function, and given the popularity it received, it was then apparent that this business would be a success.Market research and attention to detail has now resulted in the creation of three eye catching buffet designs.When ordering a candy buffet, our customers can also choose from three sweet packages which include the most popular varieties of treats!• Teeth • Strawberries• Strawberry BonBons• Blueberry BonBons• Flying Saucers• Fizzy Cherries• Jelly Snakes • Jelly Mix• Fruit Pops• Lovehearts• Black & Fruit Jacks These buffets are competitively priced and extremely affordable – starting at just €159 including free delivery/collection inside Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Sligo and Leitrim.Delivery costs vary for other regions.Feel free to browse our e-commerce site at http://www.candybuffet.eu and remember to like us below!www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.phpINNOVATIVE NEW BUSINESS ‘THE CANDY BUFFET’ OPENS IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 11th, 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:BusinessFeaturesInnovativenewsThe Candy Buffetlast_img read more

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Newborn panda in San Diego Zoo named Su Lin

first_imgThe baby panda at the San Diego Zoo got a special present to celebrate her 100-day birthday: a name. Zoo officials announced Thursday that the cub will be called Su Lin. The name – one of five options in an online poll – means “a little bit of something very cute” in Chinese. Su Lin, which got 44 percent of the more than 70,000 votes cast, also was the name of the first giant panda brought to the United States in 1936. The zoo followed Chinese tradition by waiting 100 days after the cub’s Aug. 2 birth to name her. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The five names were submitted by the zoo’s Giant Panda Team and approved by the People’s Republic of China, which owns Su Lin and her parents, Bai Yun, the zoo’s adult female, and Gao Gao, the adult male. The second-place name with 35 percent of the vote was Bao Bei, which means “precious, priceless, treasure.” Su Lin still has trouble standing and has not yet left her den. The 10-pound ball of fur can be seen by the public on the zoo’s Panda Cam. She is the third panda born at the Balboa Park zoo. Her brother, Mei Sheng, which means “Born in the USA,” remains there. The zoo’s first cub, Hua Mei, which means “China USA,” has since returned to China and become a mother. 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

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