Former ICC chief Dalmiya dies at 75

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP):Jagmohan Dalmiya, a top sports administrator credited with making India a major financial power in cricket, has died. He was 75.The Board of Control for Cricket in India president and former International Cricket Council chief was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata last Thursday following a cardiac arrest. He died yesterday due to internal bleeding, according to hospital officials.The BCCI praised Dalmiya’s contribution to the sport.”As a visionary and a father figure of Indian cricket, Mr. Dalmiya worked toward the development of the game of cricket in India,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement. “The cricketing fraternity will miss him dearly.”BIG MONEYDalmiya was credited with getting big money into Indian cricket in the 1990s, when as BCCI secretary he managed to start selling TV rights to private sports channels.”Mr. Dalmiya played a significant part in positioning Indian cricket at the global level and the astute administrator in him guided Indian cricket to greater heights. His untiring efforts will be remembered for generations to come and his contribution to Indian cricket will remain unparalleled,” Thakur said.Dalmiya was also credited with helping bring the cricket World Cup to India in 1987 and 1996.Dalmiya was ICC president from 1997 to 2000 and BCCI president from 2001 to 2004.Dalmiya returned as BCCI chief this year after a decade away. He was a consensus candidate following the spot-fixing allegations during the 2013 Indian Premier League, which forced out Narainaswamy Srinivasan on a Supreme Court directive.India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leading cricketers in the country, including retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar, were among those to pay tribute to Dalmiya.”Heartfelt condolences to the family & friends of Jagmohan Dalmiya,” Tendulkar tweeted. “Had met him in June. little did I realise that it would be the last.”The ICC also expressed its “deepest condolences.”last_img read more

Get off the mark with Money Magnet

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES Tomorrow’s O & S Tack Room-sponsored raceday at Caymanas Park offers 11 races, including a Pick-9 carryover of $2.8 million from race three to 11. Both Pick-6s start anew with the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first embracing race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a two-year-old maiden special for the Rhoel Rhoden Memorial Trophy over 1100 metres to be contested by six native bred juveniles. Included in the line up are two first time runners in MONEY MAGNET to be ridden by hot apprentice Bebeto Harvey for trainer Richard Azan and the Ian Parsad-trained FOURTHOUSAND with Robert Halledeen aboard. MONEY MAGNET is definitely the more advanced of the two, having impressed at exercise alongside RALLY BABY five furlongs in 1:01.3 and finishing heads on with stable-companion BABY P in a brisk 1:00.3 over five furlongs on August 5. As a result of that impressive workout, the chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Jazzy Jet was fancied to make a winning debut in the inaugural running of the Front Runner Dash over 1000 metres on August 13, but that meet was abandoned due to industrial action at the race track. Reporting just as sharp tomorrow, MONEY MAGNET, who is bred for speed should get off the mark right away. (1) MONEY MAGNET (2) MY FAVORITE DANCER (3) WINESHA/ FIFTYONESTORM (4) GOLD MEMBER/ RAISING THE BAR (5) LUCKY NINE/ GOLDEN GLORY (6) JASON’S GOLD/KANALOA Next on the programme is a restricted allowance race over 1500 metres for five-year-olds and up (non winners of two) in which nine have been declared. All have a history of inconsistency, but every now and then horses like MIRACLE TRAIN, SMART TRAIN, ALL FOR THE GLORY and MY FAVORITE DANCER surface with a good run and MY FAVORITE DANCER, in particular, fits the bill with back to form Ameth Robles aboard. Down in class BORDER LINE is easily the most accomplished of the nine starters in the third race for $250,000 – $250,000 claimers over he straight but he is proving difficult to train of late and could fall victim to the very fit course specialist WINESHA (Ruja Lahoe up), who has won two of her last three races and was just beaten by EL CLIENTE in her last race. Now best drawn on the outside at post position nine, WINESHA is preferred to another straight specialist FITYONESTORM, who finished behind her in a recent race. They all have another course specialist, GOLD MEMBER under in-form apprentice Dane Dawkins, to beat in he fourth race over the course, having finished second to RAS EMANUEL in a fast-run straight five race (59.3) some weeks ago in non-winners of three. Trained by Gresford Smith for New Blue, the 4-y-o gelding underlined his prowess over the straight by winning back to back races over same late last year and on the strength of his close second to WELL BLESSED over the distance in June makes him a nap selection. The last two races in the first Super-6 shoud be won by LUCKY NINE with apprentice Hakeen Pottinger, and JASON’S GOLD with young Dawkins riding for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes. MOST ACCOMPLISHEDlast_img read more

Asa Miller finishes in top 70 of men’s giant slalom

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano That showing hiked his total time to 2:49.95, still 31.91 seconds behind the leader but enough to get him a spot in the top 70 among 108 competitors.Marcel Hirscher of Austria claimed the gold medal after topping the field with a total time of 2:18.04.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHenrik Kristoffersen of Norway made a huge run in Run 2 to take home the silver with his 2:19.31, while Alexis Pinturault of France settled for bronze with his time of 2:19.35.Miller will compete in the men’s slalom event on Thursday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UE should have a ‘win now’ mentality, says Adorador MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Philippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIAsa Miller made a huge leap in his second run to finish 70th overall in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Seeking to improve his time of 1:27.52 after finishing 81st in Run 1, the Fil-Am alpine skier performed better in Run 2, completing the course in 1:22.43, the 68th-best in the round.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Former Guyanese AG, Sir Fenton Ramsahoye passes on

first_imgFormer Guyanese Attorney General and legal luminary, Sir Fenton Ramsahoye died in Barbados on Thursday at the age of 89. Ramsahoye was a Guyanese lawyer and politician who served for over 20 years in Antigua and Barbuda.He studied at London University where he was awarded his BA in 1949 and LLB, LLM in 1953 and 1956 respectively. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn on February 10, 1953 and was awarded a PhD in Comparative Land Law from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1959.Ramsahoye was at the forefront of the independence movement. In 1961, he was elected a Member of Parliament of Guyana and remained in Parliament until 1973. He was the Attorney General of Guyana from 1961 to 1964 under the Cheddi Jagan-led People’s Progressive Party and a member of Board of Governors of the University of Guyana from 1962 to 1964.As of 2006, he held the record for making the most appearances before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the Caribbean. Ramsahoye was appointed Senior Counsel in Guyana in 1971. From 1972 to 1975 he was Deputy Director of Legal Education for the Council of Legal Education in the West Indies and head of Hugh Wooding Law School as a professor.Ramsahoye was a Queen’s Counsel and a member of the Bars of England and Wales, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, the territories of the Eastern Caribbean including Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands. He was knighted in 2006 by Governor General, Sir James Carlisle during a ceremony at Government House in Antigua.In a statement issued by the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), it stated that it mourns the passing of Sir Ramsahoye, noting that Guyana has lost a great asset to the legal fraternity.DPP Shalimar Hack said Ramsahoye was a great legal legend of Guyana, the Region and the Commonwealth. He served selflessly throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean Region particularly at the Privy Council and the Caribbean Court of Justice.“He distinguished himself academically and subsequently in his practise at the Bar especially at the final Courts of Appeal for the Region, The Privy Council and the Caribbean Court of Justice. While doing so he also served his native country as its first local Attorney General with distinction. So distinguished was his service that he was knighted by the Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth,” she noted in her statement.Reminiscing, the DPP said despite having knowledge of Ramsahoye’s failing health, his death still came as a shock. She explained that he appeared for the State in many criminal appeals at the Caribbean Court of Justice, the most recent being the case of Mark Royden Williams and James Anthony Hyles, more commonly referred to as the Lusignan Massacre case.“The legal community, especially in the Caribbean Commonwealth Region has lost a human encyclopedia where legal matters are concerned, be it criminal, civil or constitutional. He was a bottomless well when it came to the law which he expounded from his memory, including the history of the law. Despite being well versed in many areas of the law he was always willing to learn about new aspects. I saw this with him with the introduction of modern anti-money laundering laws. His writing and eloquence is another aspect to be recognised, commended, remembered and emulated. He is truly an icon in the law. He had a command of the understanding of the law and applied it with diligence, astute finesse and integrity,” she noted.In addition, the Bar Association of Guyana hailed Ramsahoye’s commitment to the practice of law.“For over 50 years, since the publication of his treatise ‘The Development of Land Law in British Guiana’ in 1966 when he was 37 years old, lawyers have been thumbing its pages as the standard text on land law in Guyana.Regionally, Sir Fenton has been earning acclaim since the 1970s in the area of human rights in the many cases argued by him at the regional appellate level and in the Privy Council in England from a variety of Caribbean countries. Since the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice in 2005 and until recently, Sir Fenton utilised his considerable legal skills in representing litigants in the region’s highest Court,” the Bar Association said.Meanwhile, his Excellency David Granger extends heartfelt condolences at the passing of Sir Fenton Harcourt Ramsahoye.“Sir Fenton, who passed away earlier today in Barbados at the age of 89, was a distinguished Guyanese attorney who authored the book, The Development of Land Law in British Guiana”, a missive from the Government stated.Ramsahoye passed away of natural causes. Throughout the Caribbean, governments hailed Ramsahoye’s commitment to the practice of law while mourning his death.last_img read more

Flyers rough up Yeti for first victory in Coy Cup tournament

first_imgThe Fort St. John Flyers needed a win in a big way last night against the Fort Nelson Yeti and through 38 minutes of play that was very much in question as the score was tied at one. To the Flyers credit they forced two turnovers in the final two minutes of the second period to take a 3-1 lead and they carried that momentum into the third period on the way to a 7-2 win.Much like they did in their opener against Terrace the Flyers dominated the opening 20 minutes of play in the game but only had a 1-0 lead to show for their efforts. After giving up an early tying goal in the second the Flyers took complete control in the period’s final moments. A turnover in the Yeti zone was cashed in by Adam Horst with 1:35 left, and with 41 seconds left Rick Cleaver intercepted a break out pass at the red line and took it the other way for a snipe top corner for the two goal lead.Fort St. John carried the momentum forward into the third as an innocent looking shot by Brad Fast from the neutral zone fooled the Fort Nelson tender and found its way into the back of the net. The Flyers kept the pressure on to add three more goals before time expired.- Advertisement -Head coach Gerard Dicaire said despite not playing well in the middle frame, the late second period goals were the direct result of hard work and played a big role in ensuring a Flyers victory.“We didn’t have a solid, solid second period,” he admitted. “We probably played five minutes of decent hockey and we were fortunate enough to get two there and it comes from shooting the puck and getting to the net. From there on it gave the boys the confidence they needed to carry through the rest of the game.”The win was a big one for the Flyers as they didn’t want to go down 0-2 in a three game round robin but they still need a win Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m. against Powell River on Moose FM to guarantee themselves at least a spot in the semi final game on Friday.Advertisement “It’s absolutely huge,” Dicaire said. “We needed to win and we’ve got to win tomorrow. It gives these guys confidence especially when we’ve had trouble when scoring some goals. Now they can come out and not grip their sticks as tight.”Scoring on the night was Brad Fast (2), Adam Horst (2), Rick Cleaver (2), Brighton Campbell.Should the Flyers win Thursday afternoon it sets up two scenarios: The team would face the Fort Nelson Yeti in the semi final game should the Yeti lose to Terrace Thursday night, or a more complicated situation could present itself if Fort Nelson defeats Terrace as it would create a three way tie for first with the clubs having records of 2-1.last_img read more

Oil & Gas Investment and Land Rights Sale

first_imgBC’s Energy Minister was in Calgary yesterday talking about what his government is doing to attract investment, to the natural-gas rich region, that includes his Peace River North Constitutency.Speaking to the media following his formal presentation to a pipeline industry forum, Richard Neufeld said his government, unlike Alberta’s, doesn’t intend to change its royalty structure.He said northeastern B-C, has attracted a lot of industry attention and investment dollars lately, because of its vast fields rich in natural gas.He also told his audience, his government has introduced several programs to attract even more investment, including incentives to companies that drill wells between April and November rather than in the traditional winter drilling season.Meantime, the November sale of oil and gas rights in Northeastern BC was held yesterday and, you can add more than 114 million dollars in bonus bids to the year’s already record fiscal year total..It is now over 2.2 billion dollars, with about 50 percent of it coming from the July and August sales.With the December 10th sale still to come Mr. Neufeld is already calling it, “A banner year for BC.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Missing soldier’s body found

first_imgAnzack, 20, vanished along with the two others after their combat team was ambushed May 12 about 20 miles outside of Baghdad. Five others, including an Iraqi, were killed in the ambush, subsequently claimed by al-Qaida. American forces also disclosed nine more deaths Wednesday, raising to 20 the number of U.S. troops killed in four days. The spike in American deaths and the discovery of the bodies come at a difficult moment for Washington, where the Bush administration and Congress are struggling to agree on funding for the unpopular war. The search for the captured soldiers has also taken thousands of troops out of the pool of forces for the Baghdad security crackdown. Nationwide at least 104 people were killed in sectarian violence or found dead Wednesday, including 32 who perished in suicide bombings. One bombing took place 60 miles west of the capital, the other in a city to the east near the Iranian border. In the search for U.S. soldiers ambushed and captured May 12, thousands of U.S. and Iraqi forces have trudged in temperatures above 110 degrees through desert and lush farmland, sometimes wading in sewage-polluted irrigation ditches. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said the remains, later identified as those of Anzack, were recovered by Iraqi police. Witnesses said the police using civilian boats searched for other bodies on the river in Musayyib, about 40 miles south of Baghdad, and U.S. troops intensified their presence on a nearby bridge as helicopters flew overhead, witnesses said. Hassan al-Jibouri, 32, said he saw the body with head wounds and whip marks on its back floating on the river Wednesday morning. He and others then alerted police. The military has warned that U.S. casualties were likely to increase as troops made more frequent patrols during the U.S.-led security crackdown in Baghdad, now in its fourth month. The other missing soldiers are Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.; and Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich. At Jimenez’s father’s home in Lawrence, a former mill city north of Boston, a yellow ribbon also was tied on the front door. Ramon Jimenez, who speaks Spanish, said through a translator in a cell phone conversation that he has been bouyed by the support of friends and family. “The hope is very high that God is going to give Alex back to him,” said Wendy Luzon, a family friend who translated the conversation and has been serving as a spokeswoman for the family. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, meanwhile, announced he was ready to fill six Cabinet seats vacated by politicians loyal to radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in a mass resignation last month. Al-Sadr, who went into hiding in Iran at the start of the Baghdad security crackdown, ordered his ministers to quit the government over al-Maliki’s refusal to call for a timetable for U.S. withdrawal. The deaths of the seven soldiers and two Marines in a series of attacks Monday and Tuesday brought the American death toll for the month to at least 80. Last month, 104 U.S. troops were killed in Iraq. One of Wednesday’s suicide bombings hit a cafe in the town of Mandali, on the Iranian border 60 miles east of Baghdad. The attacker walked into the packed cafe and blew himself up, killing 22 people and wounding 13, police said. The cafe in the mixed Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish city was popular with police officers – but none was there at the time, police said. A man in his 30s wearing a heavy jacket despite the heat was seen walking into the cafe seconds before the blast, according to police. In the second suicide assault, a bomber blew himself up in the house of two brothers who were supporting a Sunni alliance opposed to al-Qaida in Anbar province, killing 10 people, including the men, their wives and children, police Lt. Col. Jabar Rasheed Nayef said. The attacker, a 17-year-old neighbor, broke into the house of the two men, Sheik Mohammed Ali and police Lt. Col. Abed Ali, and detonated his bomb belt late Tuesday in Albo Obaid, about 60 miles west of Baghdad. The targeted men were part of the Anbar Salvation Council, a group of Sunni tribal leaders backing the government’s fight against al-Qaida. In Washington, National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said U.S. and Iraqi officials were planning to increase again the number of Iraqi security forces to help quell violence in the country. The review was undertaken as President Bush’s new military-political team in Iraq – commander Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker – assessed strategy for the four-year-old war. “Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker have been working on the specific tactics” needed for the strategy President Bush announced in January – a troop buildup to calm Baghdad so Iraqis can make political and economic progress, Johndroe said. About 337,000 Iraqi police and soldiers had been trained and equipped as of May 9, according to Defense Department statistics. Officials hope to have the currently planned 365,000 in place by the end of the year, Brig. Gen. Michael Jones, deputy director for political-military affairs in the Middle East for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – A body recovered by Iraqi police from the Euphrates River south of Baghad on Wednesday was identified as one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida, relatives and officials said. A second body was also found in the area but there was no immediate word if it was also one of the missing soldiers, according to a U.S. military official who requested anonymity because the information has not yet been released. Military officials told the family of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. of Torrance that a commanding officer identified the remains recovered from the river, but that DNA tests were still pending. “They told us, `We’re sorry to inform you the body we found has been identified as Joe,”‘ said the soldier’s aunt, Debbie Anzack. “I’m in disbelief.” last_img

‘Never seen him play but I’m excited!’ – Tottenham fans hail new signing

first_img ‘Never seen him play but I’m excited!’ – Tottenham fans hail Heung-Min Son Tottenham Hotspur fans are over the moon after Heung-Min Son was announced as their latest signing.The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder joins on a five-year deal for a fee reported to be around £22million and he’s setting pulses racing.A versatile and two-footed attacker, blessed with skill and pace, he could make a real impact at White Hart Lane.And as well as that, he’s going to have plenty of songs sung about him, especially after Tottenham confirmed his signing on Twitter with the hashtag #HereComesTheSon.You can see how Spurs supporters reacted to the news below… 1last_img read more

DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – WATCH PART 3

first_imgDDTV: Part three of This World documentary is here. Part one and two are under news/features and part four is under features. DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – WATCH PART 3 was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 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:DDTV: ABUSE DOCUMENTARY – WATCH PART 3last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF LETTERKENNY GAELS AGM ANNOUNCED

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club NotesOur Night at the Races is on this Friday 7th of November in the Arena 7. Please come out and support this event. Please be advised that Pairc na nGael is now closed for the winter to allow for remedial repair work. The Club AGM is fixed for the 7th of December at Errigal Collage. All club members are asked to attend.Underage football coaching will commence on Friday 7th November for U-6 & U-8 at the hall at Woodlands School. Times etc. TBC. Check Facebook for more info.Indoor Camogie continues every Monday evening at the Aura Leisure Centre from 7-8 pm for 5th & 6th class girls and Wednesday evenings at the LYIT sports hall from 6-7pm for 4th class & younger.Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Our Club Dinner Dance will be held on the 28th December at The Radisson Hotel. In light of the clubs success this year this should be a memorable and enjoyable night.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 resumes this Thursday 6th November at the Aura from 6.30pm-7.30pm.This is open to boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information.U-14 & U-16 girls football has now finished for a few weeks. Check Facebook for upcoming winter sessions.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF LETTERKENNY GAELS AGM ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 5th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more