St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are on course for a third consecutive hold on the all-island ISSA/GraceKennedy Spalding Cup after ending day two of the three-day encounter in pole position against Excelsior at STETHS yesterday.Resuming on 64 for one in chase of Excelsior’s modest first-innings score of 121, STETHS went on to claim first-innings honours after making 219 in reply.Batting a second time and facing a 98-run deficit, Excelsior closed on 99 for five, a one-run lead.National Under-17 representative, Raewin Senior, with 43 not out, and wicketkeeper Shamarae Lindo, four, are the not-out batsmen for Excelsior.Earlier, STETHS were led to their total, courtesy of Jordan Hill (46) and national youth batsman AndrÈ McCarthy (27).Left-arm spinner Rushaun Riley led the bowling with four for 42, while off-spinners Orande Pearson, three for 75, and Orlando Rowe, two for 17, were the other successful Excelsior bowlers.”We are behind the eight ball, but we still have some good batters left in the hut,” said an optimistic Kirkland Bailey, coach of Excelsior High.”The aim from here, therefore, is to try and see if we can consolidate and get a lead of, say, between 150 and 180 and see what we can do from there.”STETHS’ captain Michael Frew said their aim is to remain in front.”We are in a good position. It is just for us to come tomorrow and get them out for as low a total as possible and go for the win,” said Frew.
Second win A dark bay colt by Natural Selection out of Millenium Princess, bred by the Y.S. (1955) Limited, FUTURE KING chalked up his second win from five starts, and is almost certain to be crowned Champion Two-Year-Old. “He has really come on nicely since finishing second to Sorrentino’s Star in the Pick-3 Super Challenge, and Halledeen rode him perfectly to my instructions,” said DaCosta. “‘I had two strong contenders in the race, but Dreamliner apparently found a mile taxing, and it was left to Future King to wear them down in deep stretch. He has now established himself as the winter book favourite for the classics in 2016. He has class, and I have high hopes for him,” said DaCosta, who duly won his 11th consecutive trainers’ championship. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, installed a 4-5 favourite with Orlando Foster aboard, outduelled arch-rival TYPEWRITER (Nelson up) leaving the half mile to win the Harry Jackson by two lengths from the much-improved LONG RUNNING TRAIN (5-2), but had to survive an objection from the rider of LONG RUNNING TRAIN for crossing the three-year-old filly a furlong out. On a tough day for form, players who saw the Pick-9 consolation paid out on six of nine, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR was one of four marginal favourites to score on the 11-race programme, which attracted a bumper holiday crowd. FUTURE KING, running at odds of 5-1 with Robert Halledeen riding for trainer Wayne DaCosta, got up in the nick of time to beat NUCLEAR AFFAIR (5-1) by a neck in the 104th running of the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes over a mile at Caymanas Park yesterday, the third and final race in the $11.5 million Supreme Ventures Triple Crown Series for native bred two-year-olds. For DaCosta, it was a day he will long remember, having saddled the island’s top distance horse PERFECT NEIGHBOUR as well to win the traditional Boxing Day supporting feature for the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2400 metres for the second year in a row for owners Jeffrey Mordecai and Alfred Lee. DaCosta easily won his 15th trainers’ championship to become Jamaica’s leading all-time trainer with 15 titles, finally surpassing Hall of Famer Philip Feanny with 14. Significantly, FUTURE KING and PERFECT NEIGHBOUR are not only trained and owned by the same connections, but are groomed by the veteran Alphanso Edwards. The cream of the crop contested the SVL Jamaica Two-Year-Old stakes and punters made the recent Pick-3 Super Challenge winner SORRENTINO’S STAR, with outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson riding for Feanny, a strong favourite at 8-5 in a 15-horse field. But after racing in touch approaching the home turn SORRENTINO’S STAR flattened out to finish fifth. FUTURE KING, meanwhile was held off the early pace in midfield as ZUGULU (7-1) led for the first half mile before giving way to the DaCosta-trained DREAMLINER (5-1) under four-time champion jockey Omar Walker. But DREAMLINER came under pressure from several horses a furlong out. NUCLEAR AFFAIR (Aaron Chatrie) pointed on the rails but he was nabbed by the fast-finishing FUTURE KING within shades of the wire.
A Donegal school principal who stole €200,000 by cutting school meals for disadvantaged pupils could face jail after State prosecutors appealed his “unduly lenient” sentence.Finbar Boyle, 39, who now lives in Ballybofey, spent the money on leading a lavish lifestyle. He went on Spanish golfing trips, weekend city breaks, his mortgage and clothes – but walked away from court with a suspended term.The dad of four was head of a primary school for children from disadvantaged communities in Co Cavan.The school receives gets extra State supports under its DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) designation.He could have faced up to a decade behind bars but in March last year, a judge decided to spare him jail because he’d managed to pay back €25,000 and shown “remorse”.Judge John Aylmer showed leniency after Boyle’s lawyers argued to the court that his “significant fall from grace” was affecting his efforts to find a new job. Now, Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus has taken action against the suspended sentence.Today, the DPP’s lawyers will ask appeal judges to review the case and consider sending him to jail.Boyle, of Annalee Manor, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan, had no prior convictions.The Donegal man was principal of St Patrick’s National School in Kilnaleck, Co Cavan, between 2005 and 2013.In 2008, he cancelled school meals for kids at the small rural mixed primary, claiming a grant from the Department of Social Protection had been stopped.In fact, the school was still receiving the grant – and Boyle was keeping the money for himself.Gardai eventually caught up with him, arresting him in March 2015 following a two-year police probe. It later transpired Boyle had embezzled a total of €204,118 from State and also school funds.At court, he pleaded guilty to five sample charges – including theft of €73,320 from the Department of Social Protection between November 2009 and February 2011.One court sitting heard he spent €66,000 on the school credit card alone.His ill-gotten gains were splashed on golfing trips as well as weekend breaks in London, Dublin and Galway, Cavan Circuit Court heard.He purchased clothes as well as golf equipment and lessons, it was heard.And he put some of the cash towards his mortgage and household bills.However, Judge John Aylmer indicated in 2017 a non-custodial sentence would be “considered” if Boyle could repay €25,000 to the school.“He said: “I am not going to make any promises, but I am currently minded that it may be open to me to take a non-custodial approach.”The judge gave him 12 months to cough up – and with the help of family and friends, Boyle raised the cash ahead of his final sentencing hearing in March last year.During that hearing, his briefs revealed he’d endured a bitter divorce and had since suffered a breakdown.Boyle was on €193-a-week social welfare and had to travel in order to spend time with his young children, his defence team pleaded.His lawyers also claimed he’d suffered with “underlying and undiagnosed” psychological issues from a young age.It was also heard he was living in Ballybofey and had a new partner with whom he was expecting a child.Judge Aylmer remarked on the “significant breach of trust” and that the €25,000 paid back was a “fraction” of what was taken.But he noted Boyle’s many character references and lack of prior convictions – and handed him two-year suspended prison terms on each count.This morning, three top judges – Court of Appeal president George Birmingham, sitting with Judges Isobel Kennedy and John Edwards – will begin hearing the DPP’s appeal.Donegal school principal who swindled €200k to have appeal heard today was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BallybofeyFinbar Boyleprincipaltheft
Former QPR co-owner Flavio Briatore has defended his running of the club and admitted he did not enjoy his time at Loftus Road.And, speaking to F1 Racing magazine, he also defended his infamous hiring and firing of managers.“If you don’t fire these coaches, you never go up,” he insisted.“When you understand someone is not good enough to do the job, it’s better you fire them immediately rather than waste another six months.“I felt we were going nowhere with these guys. In the end, we made it. The most important thing in sport is the result.”The Italian believes his spell at the helm, which ended in promotion to the Premier League, should be regarded as a success.He said: “We took QPR from the bottom of the Championship.“There was a four-year plan and we took them into the Premier League. I don’t understand the fuss. We did it with not much money.“After Bernie [Ecclestone] and I went away leaving Mr Lakshmi Mittal and Mr Tony Fernandes to run the show and spend a lot of money, it’s funny to see they still have six or seven players who were with us in the Championship.“I believe we did it quite well but, I tell you, it was no fun at all. You need to treat football like a full-time job and not like an investor.“There were too many people; the manager, the assistant manager and, always, you were dealing with the agents. In the end, we sold it.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book.MILWAUKEE – Less than a month ago, the Warriors’ championship fabric appeared to be ripping apart.They had two All-Stars spending more time in the trainer’s room than on the court. They had two All-Stars arguing with each other. They had losses pile up faster than at any point when Steve Kerr coached the team in the past four years.Since then, the Warriors kept that …
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory was reopened after a year of being closed for renovations. (Image: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory) Chief exectuvie of the centre, Achmat Dangor, will be leaving his post at the end of June.(Image: Shamin Chibba) South African deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, said the centre measures how far the country has progressed.(Image: Shamin Chibba) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lee Davies Communications Systems Co-ordinator Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory +27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Mandela exhibition goes to Paris • Robben Island revisited digitally • Mandela archive goes live • Mandela prison anniversary marked • Liliesleaf: keeping the memory aliveShamin ChibbaNelson Mandela does not belong to one institution; he is a global resource. These are the sentiments of Sello Hatang, the incoming chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.Hatang and five other speakers, including South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, addressed an audience comprising stakeholders, international media and former anti-apartheid activists at the reopening of the facility on Monday, 27 May. It not only marked the reopening of the refurbished centre, but it was used to honour the outgoing chief executive of six years, Achmat Dangor, and commemorate the very day Mandela was sent to prison on Robben Island 50 years ago.Hatang said his tenure would be about building on Dangor’s work. More importantly, he would like to attract youth to the centre for educational purposes. “It is about how you can become responsive to new audiences that you were never able to reach, particularly young people.”South African youth felt alienated, he pointed out, and one way of dealing with this was to allow them to engage with Mandela’s legacy. “We need to help them identify how they can help build new legacies, their own legacies.”Social inequalities and unemployment were the causes of this sense of alienation; and this would only increase if youth unemployment continued to rise. However, Hatang insisted South Africa was not the only country experiencing this problem. “We have the same challenges as the rest of the continent and the world.”On the night, Curious Pictures donated to the National Archive a digitised film archive of the Constitutional Assembly’s deliberations on a new constitution for South Africa, which was recorded in 1996. The centre’s two major attractions include the former president’s office, which is left as is when he last used it in 2010, and the auditorium where he made his final official speech, “Don’t call me, I will call you”. The latter will be used for discussions on critical social issues such as HIV/Aids, freedom of information, and xenophobia. The centre will open to the public in September this year. Fulfilling a purposeAccording to Verne Harris, the centre’s director of research and archive, the facility would retain its purpose despite the change in leadership. It would continue to deliver to the world an integrated information resource on Mandela’s life, he explained. “This is not a legacy that belongs to one country or one institution. It needs to be opened up and interpreted in new ways by new generations and from people in other parts of the world.”The Mandela archive, Harris said, was fragmented and under different jurisdictions around the world. “Our objective is to document where those materials are and ultimately to ensure they are made available to the public.”He pointed out that the centre was trying to deconstruct the dominant narrative of Mandela’s life. Instead of focusing on the more commonly known facts such as his establishing a law firm with Oliver Tambo, his stay on Liliesleaf Farm and the Rivonia Trial, the centre wanted to present a complex story that had never been told. “We can tell you he studied 50 law courses at universities in his life. He failed 27. It just shows that he is a human being. He is flawed. He has weaknesses.”The institute was working on digitising Mandela’s speeches, the dictabelts, from the Rivonia Trial and all correspondence while he was in prison. Harris said every letter Mandela wrote or received was being copied by the state. “Such material desperately needs to be digitised as a lot of the documents are on old paper.”Motlanthe, who is a trustee of the Centre of Memory, said the archive’s material contained “important resolutions and dreams” that could measure the progress South Africa had made. “Distance in a temporal sense is managed by the future as projected by those who came before us. Thanks to this centre, scholars and researchers will keep on asking pertinent questions.”The deputy president reflected on his friendship with Mandela while incarcerated on Robben Island. “He had softened all the hardships of prison life.” Dangor’s life “shaped by a telephone call”Dangor turned to humour to say his farewells to the institution. He recalled the one thing that had led him to becoming its head: “A lot of my life was shaped by a telephone call.”His sister had called, he said, and had told him: “Madiba wants to see you.” Mandela had chosen Dangor to head the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. But he declined the offer – it was only after meeting Mandela that he took the job. “He said to me: ‘You haven’t changed. You’re still as cheeky as ever. I hear you don’t want to work for me.’”Dangor had two pieces of advice for Hatang, which he had learned from Mandela. One was that while fundraising, “When someone makes a promise, you do not leave without the cheque”. The second was that for dialogue to take place, people who disagreed with each other had to be brought together. “When you get people together who agree with each other, that is not dialogue, that is a chat.”Apart from his work for the centre, Dangor has published five works of fiction and poetry, including Bitter Fruit, which was short-listed for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. His work has been translated into five languages.Dangor takes up the office of head of the Ford Foundation’s Southern African office in July.
England are confident that captain Andrew Strauss and spinner Graeme Swann will recover in time for Thursday’s must-win World Cup Group B game against the West Indies in Chennai.Top-order batsman Jonathan Trott on Tuesday said both players were expected to recover and would be ” hopefully training tomorrow” after missing a morning practice due to stomach upsets. Opener Strauss and offspinner Swann are crucial players for England, which is fighting for a place in the quarter- finals following upset losses to Ireland and Bangladesh.England have five points from five matches with wins over South Africa and the Netherlands and a high- scoring tie against India, but will be eliminated in the first round if it loses to the West Indies.”They will be all right. Hopefully training tomorrow, sure they will be,” Trott said. ” They are feeling a little bit better. They should be ready for the game.” Trott said the illnesses could have something to do with players being in and out of air conditioning in the hot and humid conditions in Chennai.”When you go from humid places into air- conditioned change rooms … ( perhaps) just a little bit about not looking after ourselves,” he added.Trott said England’s only concern was the West Indies, because all other quarter- final permutations were out of its control.”Yes. Not much we can do. All our attention is on this game and it would be foolish if we take our eyes off this game,” he said.It is four knock- out games for us and three for others.” Trott was of the view that England had struggled because they haven’t been consistent with bat and ball in the one match. ” We do have a good one day team.advertisementPerhaps we need to get a bit more consistent in our discipline in fielding, running and batting and everything. Meanwhile, West Indies allrounder Kieron Pollard thinks some inside information from coach Ottis Gibson will help his team plot England’s defeat.The hard- hitting Pollard on Tuesday said “it will be of great help” to have the services of former England bowling coach Gibson in the West Indies camp as ” he can pass on a lot of information about the players.” Pollard said it would be dangerous to underestimate England despite an inconsistent performance in the tournament. ” They were in a similar position in the Twenty20 World Cup last year and they went on to win,” Pollard said. “They cannot be underestimated.” England won the Twenty20 title in the Caribbean in 2010 after qualifying last for the knock- out round.”We have to play each bowler on merit. They will have plans to counter my style of batting and I have to concentrate on my game. If the wicket isn’t helpful for strokeplay, then it will be better to go for percentage play,” he added.Agencies
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Ex-Stoke boss Rowett, Cahill in Millwall frameby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Stoke City, Birmingham and Derby County boss Gary Rowett is on the shortlist to replace Neil Harris at Millwall.Harris left the post earlier this week with the Lions towards the bottom of the Championship.Sky Sports says former Everton and Millwall striker Tim Cahill is also in contention.The South-East London club are keen to appoint a new manager before their next fixture against Brentford on October 19.
Bell is owned by BCE Inc. Bell says Lucky Mobile will also introduce an app that enables talk and text over Wi-Fi next year. (RYAN REMIORZ / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter MONTREAL—Bell is launching a new discount prepaid wireless brand, Lucky Mobile.The service will initially be available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia starting Dec. 4.Lucky Mobile will offer service in 17 zones covering most major cities including Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and surrounding areas as well as province-wide and Canada-wide options. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Plans will include voice calling and texting as well as other services, while mobile data options will also be available at 3G-equivalent access speeds.The company says Lucky Mobile will also introduce an app that enables talk and text over Wi-Fi next year.
The Milwaukee Brewers challenged traditional position labels all season. They’ve helped push bullpenning forward in the postseason. They’ve been the most forward-thinking club this October in part out of necessity, entering the playoffs with one of the weaker starting rotations in the field.But they’ve never been more radical than they were early in Wednesday afternoon’s Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell stepped out of the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium and pulled left-handed Brewers starter Wade Miley after he had faced only one Los Angeles batter, the left-handed-hitting Cody Bellinger. Miley was replaced by right-hander Brandon Woodruff, who has limited right-handed batters to a .199 average over the course of his career. It was a premeditated plan, something of a surprise attack, against one of the heaviest platoon teams in the league. While the short-term results did not work in the Brewers’ favor — the Dodgers won 5-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the series — the strategy’s long-term ramifications could be far-reaching. In a season of openers and bullpenning, managers might now have to think more deeply about how much they want to bet on that day’s listed opposing starting pitcher working deep into the game. (Especially if that listed starting pitcher isn’t an ace.) Platoon-heavy lineups are more vulnerable. And game-planning might become more complicated as starting pitcher designations become increasingly less relevant.“Look, they’re trying to get matchups, we’re trying to get matchups,” Counsell said after the game. “They’re a very tough team to get matchups against.”When he takes the mound Friday as the Game 6 starter, Miley will become the first pitcher to start consecutive postseason games since 1930, according to MLB.“It’s not my job to question it. We’re trying to get to the World Series,” Miley told reporters. “This is the strategic side of it. I was in. Everybody bought in.”The Brewers have thrown 75⅔ innings this postseason, but only 26⅔ (35 percent) have been logged by their starting pitchers, distressing traditionalists. Milwaukee’s upside-down approach became extreme Wednesday.It is baseball tradition that teams announce their starting pitching assignments days in advance, even in the playoffs. (Imagine an NFL team announcing its personnel plans in advance of a game.) And because the starting pitcher is typically expected to absorb the lion’s share of innings in any particular game — well, at least until this season of “the opener” — opposing managers often try to create as many favorable matchups as possible within their lineup cards.What has become a common part of daily game-planning — trying to gain platoon advantage against a starting pitcher — might be in jeopardy, particularly in high-stakes games.Because of the angle pitches travel toward home plate and the way pitches break, batters tend to perform better against opposite-handed pitchers. That is, right-handed batters typically perform better against left-handed pitchers and vice versa, gaining what’s known as a platoon advantage. The Dodgers ranked ninth out of 30 Major League teams in platoon advantage, owning it in 57.3 percent of plate appearances.Consider how differently the Dodgers constructed their lineups in this series based on the handedness of the opposing starting pitcher. In Game 3 against right-handed Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin, Dodger manager Dave Roberts penciled in Yasmani Grandal, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig as right-handed-pitching mashers. They were replaced in the lineup Wednesday against the left-handed Miley with David Freese, Chris Taylor and Austin Barnes.The Dodgers were weaker this season facing left-handed pitching than right-handed pitching. They produced .324 on-base and .409 slugging marks against left-handed starters with 101 weighted runs created plus1Weighted runs created plus, or wRC+, adjusts for park and league scoring environments. A mark of 100 is league average. compared with .337 on-base and .458 slugging marks against righties with a 117 wRC+, which ranked second in the game .By starting a left-hander, the Brewers were able to keep some of the Dodgers’ strongest bats against right-handed pitchers out of the game temporarily — though Puig and Pederson eventually entered and combined for four at-bats.Moreover, against the left-handed Miley, the Dodgers featured a weaker defensive lineup. Max Muncy switched from first (where he most often plays) to second base to accommodate Freese at first, forcing Enrique Hernandez from second base to right field, where he replaced Puig. Puig is credited with 24 defensive runs saved over the past two years in right field, ranking second only to Boston’s Mookie Betts.The Dodgers responded with a number of in-game substitutions.In the top of the fourth, Pederson replaced Freese and went to left field. Bellinger switched from center to right, Muncy moved from second to first, and Taylor moved from left to center. Hernandez switched from right to second before he was replaced by a pinch-hitting Puig in the sixth inning, sending Bellinger back to center and Taylor to second. After Brian Dozier pinch-hit for Pederson in the seventh, he took over second, and Taylor went back to left field.Ultimately, Dodger lefty Clayton Kershaw pitched so well — one run allowed over seven innings — and the Dodgers did enough damage off Woodruff (three runs, two earned in 5⅓ innings) that the plan did not yield a win. But in a season of radical strategies, Milwaukee’s move could have a lasting impact. The Brewers are rethinking everything — and baseball just might follow.Check out our latest MLB predictions.