ICC hails Brathwaite’s T20 World Cup knock

first_imgDUBAI, UAE, (CMC):Carlos Brathwaite was voted winner of the ICC Twenty20 Performance of the Year for 2016 for his magical innings that won West Indies the T20 World Cup in India earlier this year.The West Indies Twenty20 captain copped the prize for his memorable batting in the final over of the final against arch-rivals England last April when the ICC, the sport’s world governing body, announced its annual awards yesterday.With West Indies needing 19 off the final over, the strongly built all-rounder hit four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in one of the greatest finishes in sporting history, immediately catapulting him into stardom.”I’m delighted, really thrilled to win an international award,” said Brathwaite. “As I said back then, it was now or never and I just went for it.MEMORABLE NIGHT”I always dreamt of hitting the final ball of a game for six to win it. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine hitting four consecutive sixes to win the T20 World Cup final for the West Indies.”Brathwaite added: “It was a memorable night for me, for the team, for West Indies cricket and for all our fans across the world. It sealed a great day, as the women won the title earlier in the year, and a great period, as the Under-19s won the World Cup a few weeks earlier.”I graciously accept this award. I want to thank God, and I also want to say a huge thanks to my family. Special mentions go to Marlon Samuels for a fantastic knock in the final that got us to the position where we were, and all my teammates who supported me all the way.”The performance earned West Indies their second ICC World T20 title – the first team to win the trophy twice. The first victory came against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo back in October 2012.The ICC also announced that all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin became the third India player and 12th overall to win the prestigious Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2016.last_img read more

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No complacency ‘a must’ as Lady Eagles near UAAP volleyball Final 4

first_imgUAAP volleyball: Adamson bags second straight win, keeps NU reeling In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The Lady Eagles continued their upward flight in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after brushing off University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-13, 25-18 to boost their Final Four bid.Skipper Maddie Madayag said the Lady Eagles can’t afford to take it easy despite their 7-3 record, which is good for second place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We really can’t be complacent right now,  because everybody’s on the same level,” said Madayag in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “It’s a must for us, no complacency.”Madayag’s co-captain Kat Tolentino said they will just what they have been doing for the past games, which is to listen to the instructions of head coach Tai Bundit. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Ateneo is determined to try to use their midseason high to push them towards their goal of reaching the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 “I think our goal, even from the beginning of the season is to reach the finals,” said Tolentino. “It’s no different now and we’re still hoping we could get to the finals.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We’ll prepare for every team and listen to what coach Tai tells us because we have a game plan for each team we play,” said Tolentino who had 22 points against the Lady Warriors. “We just have to trust all the work we put in and hope that it comes out in the games.”The Lady Eagles, who have won all but one of their last eight games, need one more win to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.Madayag said their bad 0-2 start in the season is well behind them and what keeps them focused  atthis point of the tournament is reaching the finals.“I guess every team will have ups and downs, and we got past our down period,” said Madayag who finished with 13 points.Tolentino echoed Madayag’s statements adding that their strong performance has been working wonders for their confidence as they gun for a seventh straight finals appearance.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Brazilian volleyball player found dead in Spain

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippines suffers another heartbreak, bows to Iran in 5 sets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MADRID — A Brazilian volleyball player has been found dead at his home in Spain.The Spanish volleyball federation said the body of 26-year-old Vinicius Noronha da Silva was found in the eastern city of Teruel after he failed to report for his club’s trip for a preseason match.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Club president Carlos Ranera told daily Marca on Monday that one of Silva’s teammates found him dead after going to his home to check on him.The club said Silva had successfully undergone a preseason physical.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe federation said Silva was going to play a fourth season with Teruel, which he joined from Brazilian club Super Volei Santo Andre. He earned several individual awards and last December played in the Superleague’s all-star event. /kga Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Lethem hosts successful Children’s Mashramani Competition

first_imgThe Children’s Mashramani Competition 2019 has begun and the town of Lethem and the rest of the Rupununi have not been left out of the celebrations.The Department of Education, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) held its regional competition last Thursday and Friday.On Thursday, schools from within Central Rupununi and as far as Sand Creek and Aishalton converged at the St Ignatius Benab to compete on stage in a number of categories which included Dramatic Poetry, Dance, Costume, Group Dance and Calypso.Students competed in the age groups of five to seven, 11 to 13 and 14 to 17 categories. Some of the results of Thursday’s competition are as follows:Costume (5-7): First Place – Arapaima Nursery represented by Taviea Mc Rae with “The Sunflower” and Second Place – Arapaima Primary represented by Dwileen Coates with “El Dorado in Reserve”.Dance (5-7): First Place – Arapaima Nursery performing “The Victory Dance” (Only participant); and Hip Hop Dance: First Place – St Ignatius Secondary (Only participant).Calypso (14-17): First Place – Aishalton Secondary School; and Second Place – St Ignatius Secondary School.Dramatic Poetry (14-17): First Place – St Ignatius Secondary School; and Second Place – Aishalton Secondary School.Dramatic Poetry (5-7): First Place – Arapaima Nursery School; Second Place – St Ignatius Nursery; and Third Place – Kumu Nursery School.Group Dance 14-17: First Place – Sand Creek Secondary School.The celebrations culminated on Friday with the students competing in the Costume and Road Parade which began at Takatu and moved to Barack Retreat then to Tabatinga Road into School Street and ended at Wadapna Ground.Students representing schools within Central Lethem and the Rupununi showcased their costumes hoping to impress the judges and spectators while having fun.last_img read more

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Vendors have until weekend to vacate

first_imgParliament View Mall…M&CC breaching contract, will be forced to take action – Hareshnarine SugrimThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is breaching its verbal contract with Hareshnarine “Chiney” Sugrim, the owner of the plot of land opposite Parliament Building, who granted permission to the Council to house vendors temporarily, since last year May, and he intends to take action against the Council.Speaking to Guyana Times on Thursday, Sugrim explained that the firstWhile it is business as usual for many, some stalls located at Parliament View Mall are being dismantledagreement with the M&CC was that the vendors – who were removed from the Stabroek Market Square – be allowed to ply their trade on the plot of land until August of 2016, giving the M&CC enough time to find a permanent location for the vendors.However, by August, a solution had not yet been arrived at, and as such, Sugrim stated that he had a verbal agreement with the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green, that he would allow the vendors to stay no later than December 31, 2016.“We give them further stay without documentation, a verbal agreement, until December 31. Time gone, they supposed to move!” Sugrim asserted.According to the businessman, the M&CC has been utilising his plot of land, now known as the Parliament View Mall, and have not been asked “to pay a dime.”He stated that now that he has plans for the property, he has to put them off to facilitate the vendors.His plans, he said, includes the construction of a seven storied parking lot with a food court on the ground floor. “We want to build a seven storied car park right there. They [M&CC] humbugging the development!”Sugrim further disclosed that he spoke to Chase-Green some days ago, and she informed him that arrangements are being made to remove the vendors.However, the irate man told this publication that if the vendors are not removed by the end of this week, he intends to begin construction, even with the merchants there.“We appealing to them to move. We will start making a fence and block up the vendors in there if they don’t move. We giving them until the end of this week,” Sugrim asserted.As Guyana’s Jubilee anniversary approached last year, the M&CC initiated a “clean-up” campaign around the Stabroek Market Square. This included removing vendors from their location as well as many minibuses from their parking lots.After being displaced and unable to ply their trade, many complaints arose from the vendors, which resulted in an agreement being made with Sugrim to loan the Council his plot of land to allow the vendors to ply their trade until the M&CC could finalise a permanent location for their relocation.As the deadline for their stay on the plot of land closed in, an extension was granted in August of last year for the vendors to continue to vend on the land until December 31, 2016.However, the time has expired and neither the Mayor nor the Town Clerk has made them self available to this media entity for questioning regarding the identification and selection of the new location for the vendors.Guyana Times however managed to secure an interview with the Chairman of the Market Committee and future Deputy Mayor, Lionel Jaikarran earlier this week.Alternative locationsAccording to Jaikarran, three areas were suggested to the M&CC in late October to early November last year, and since then no discussion has been made as to which location was selected for the permanent placement of the vendors.The locations suggested were the old Ferry Stelling, near the Stabroek Market area, Stelling View Mall, known as “Donkey City” and the parking lot of the Ministry of Social Protection.last_img read more

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Charlton bring in highly rated Iceland international

first_img New Charlton signing Johann Berg Gudmundsson 1 Charlton have signed highly rated winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson on a two-year contract.Gudmundsson, 23, joined the south London club as a free agent after his contract expired with AZ Alkmaar.The Iceland international was one of the star performers for the Dutch club and made 145 appearances during his four seasons and gained a reputation for scoring spectacular goals.Gudmundsson made a name for himself last September when he scored a hat-trick for Iceland against Switzerland and hopes to make an immediate impact in England.He said: “I’m excited to be here. It’s a new challenge for me and I can’t wait to start training with the lads.“I heard of the interest a few weeks ago and obviously I’m on a free transfer so there were a lot of things happening, but in the end I decided to go with Charlton.“It’s a great club with a good history and I think we are building something good here.”Charlton were busy in the transfer market on Friday and also secured the signature of former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim as manager Bob Peeters made his sixth signing of the summer.last_img read more

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Milner urges Liverpool to grind out results

first_imgMilner admits it was a tough game away at the Eagles and has emphasised the importance of winning those types of encounters, even if it’s a bit scrappy at times.“That’s something we have to work on: winning all different types of games,” Milner told the club’s official website.“We know that and it was never going to be easy. We know we can play better and control the game a bit more when we were in the lead in the second half.“But this is a tough place to come. I don’t think many people come here and have an easy night, that’s for sure, so it was a good performance in the end just to get the result.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000James Milner. Photo/TEAMTALK LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 22 – Liverpool midfielder James Milner says the Reds won’t always be able to dominate every game and need to learn how to win in different ways this season.Jurgen Klopp’s charges claimed a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night, thanks to a penalty from Milner and a late second from Sadio Mane which secured the three points.last_img read more

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CMA invites Reba back

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Reba McEntire is back as host of the Academy of Country Music awards. McEntire will preside over the 41st edition of the three-hour CBS-TV country music celebration May 23 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, the academy announced Thursday. It’s the eighth time as host for the singer and “Reba” television show actress. “Her wit, comic timing, and her relationship with the artists bring a dynamic to the awards that I think is unprecedented in our industry,” academy executive director Bob Romeo said in a statement.last_img read more

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NEWCASTLE STRIKER SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT OFF FOR ELBOW ON COLEMAN – MARTINEZ

first_imgEVERTON manager Roberto Martinez has insisted that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse should have been sent off for an “unacceptable” elbow on Seamus Coleman in his side’s 3-2 loss on Tyneside today.The Donegal man went to ground after clashing with the Senegal frontman on the half-hour of the Barclays Premier League match at St James’ Park, and replays suggested the latter was fortunate to survive as referee Craig Pawson took no action.Martinez’s frustration was compounded four minutes later when Cisse cancelled out Arouna Kone’s opener to set up the home side to end a run of four successive defeats with a 3-2 victory. Asked if the goalscorer should still have been on the pitch at that point, the Toffees boss said: “No, no, he shouldn’t.“One thing is the performance of the two sides; the other is the big moments like that elbow. I don’t want to see players sent off for different rules or the laws of the game, but it is unacceptable, that action from Papiss Cisse.“You don’t want to see that on a football pitch, that shouldn’t be allowed. Two players fighting for their position at a dead-ball situation and you end up deciding to take the law [into your own hands] by elbowing a fellow professional, it’s unacceptable and that should have been a red card.“That’s got nothing to do with the result – obviously it’s different to play against 10 men than it is to play against 11 men, but actions like that shouldn’t be allowed to be on a football pitch.” Cisse seems certain to face action over the incident, but Martinez admitted his surprise that it had not been spotted at the time.He said: “I am surprised. When you see it on the replay, there is no intention of the player to hide it. It’s just he wants to take the law into his own will and he reacts in a manner that is very, very hard to justify.“You don’t want to see that behaviour on a football pitch, you want to see that spotted, if it’s the linesman, if it’s the referee. It’s right in the middle of the goal, it’s in the six-yard box, the corner is going to be taken into that area – you want to have that covered.“I don’t know how. I know it’s difficult, but the action was well open and that should have been spotted.”Earlier Coleman’s lovely first half cross allowed Arouna Kone to nip in to score his first goal for the club. NEWCASTLE STRIKER SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT OFF FOR ELBOW ON COLEMAN – MARTINEZ was last modified: December 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:evertonMartinezNewcastleRoberto Martinezseamus colemanlast_img read more

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LATEST ALLSOP AUCTION SUGGESTS DONEGAL PROPERTIES ON THE UP AND UP

first_imgThe Donegal property market could be starting to show some real signs if the latest Allsop Property auction is anything to go by.Four properties in Donegal sold on Tuesday and all for above the reserve price.The properties which included an industrial unit and three houses – went under the hammer at the RDS on Tuesday. They included 4,000 sq.ft. warehouse unit at Thorn Road in Letterkenny, which had a reserve of €50,000 but sold for €90,000.All three of the houses, which were listed with reserves of €60,000 fared equally well.A three-bedroom semi-detached house containing a two bedroom apartment with separate access at Beinn Aoibhinn, Gortlee, Letterkenny sold for €117,000.A 1,600 sq.ft. detached four-bedroom dormer bungalow at Tirloughan, Carrigart went for €82,500; and a 1,500sq.ft. four bedroom detached house at Lawnsdale, Ballybofey sold for €88,000 Robert Hoban of Allsop Space said Donegal sales were really beginning to pick up.“We’re delighted to see that level of activity. With a high number of overseas bidders, it’s also great to see that all but one of the Donegal properties were sold to local people, while the Carrigart house was bought by someone in Monaghan.” LATEST ALLSOP AUCTION SUGGESTS DONEGAL PROPERTIES ON THE UP AND UP was last modified: February 27th, 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:Allsop auctiondonegalfor salehousesRDSlast_img read more

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