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Feb
10

Gayle’s new bat creates a buzz in Australia

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):The makers of a new bat being used by T20 superstar Chris Gayle say it does not give the flamboyant opener any special advantage and that the laws of the game have been adhered to.Indian manufacturers Spartan made the gold-coloured bat and flew it over to Australia in time for Gayle’s opening match in the Big Bash League yesterday.The Jamaica-born West Indian cricketer, who plays for Melbourne Renegades, has become the first man in world cricket to use a willow of that colour.”There is no metal in the gold colouring we are using in the bat. There are restrictions on what you can and can’t use in cricket bats,” declared Spartan boss Kunal Sharma.”And you can’t put metals into bat products because they can enhance stroke play. This bat is fine because we haven’t changed the make-up of it”.Gayle used the bat to launch a run chase in Renegades seven-wicket win over Brisbane Heat in the third match of the BBL on Saturday, smashing two fours and two massive sixes in an exciting innings of 23.”We have infused a gold colour in the timber wood of the bat and there is sheen of a gold spray over the bat,” Sharma said.”There is a light spray of a beautiful gold colour over the bat, it is something that cricket hasn’t seen before”.Meantime, former Australia commentator Ricky Ponting is suggesting the weight of the bat may work against Gayle in the current BBL.Gayle’s cameo was short-lived when he was dismissed for 23 after mistiming a pull shot from Mark Steketee’s bowling and was caught at deep square leg by Lendl Simmons.”It’s exceptionally heavy. It’s got to be over the three pounds,” Ponting told Channel 10.”If you get bouncers high enough, it’s got to be difficult to play cross-bat shots because the bat’s so heavy”.last_img read more

Jan
11

Consterdine leads Lancers to playoff win

first_img6:55 p.m. Junior pitcher Holly Consterdine came within one strike of a perfect game in leading La Serna to a 4-0 victory over visiting Corona del Mar in Friday’s CIF Southern Section, Division III softball first-round playoff game. Consterdine (10-1) was perfect thorugh 6 2/3 innings and had a 2-ball, 2-strike count on Leslee Kaczmarek before giving up a ground single into right field. Consterdine also contributed a triple and an RBI-double to the Lancers’ 10-hit attack that included a pair of infield singles by Brooke Putich and two hits by Katrina Castaneda. 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

Jan
6

Leeds United closing in on deal for Juventus defender

first_imgLeeds United are closing in on Denmark Under-21 defender Frederik Sorensen.The Yorkshire side have been monitoring the Juve man in the past few months and sources in Italy claim they have ramped up their interest in recent days.Sorensen joined Juve in 2010 and made 17 Serie A appearances for the club before joining Bologna in 2012.The 22-year-old spent two seasons at Bologna as part of a co-ownership arrangement but Juve brought him back permanently earlier this summer.However, the six-cap Denmark Under-21 man could be on the move again before the start of the new season.Valued at around £4m, Sorensen can play at centre-back and at right-back.Leeds are also keeping tabs on Palermo’s Uruguayan winger Ignacio Lores Varela. 1 Frederik Sorensen in action for Bologna last_img read more

Dec
28

Jails not built to hold so many hardened criminals

first_imgTwo inmates are dead and scores have been injured during a spate of violence in Los Angeles County jails that started in Castaic and underscores a trend seen elsewhere in the country: More hardened criminals are ending up in county lockups. Reasons vary, but a common thread is tougher sentencing laws – such as California’s “three strikes, you’re out” guidelines – that have led to increasing numbers of high-risk prisoners staying longer in local facilities that once held more minor offenders. “As a deputy, we once knew every murder (defendant) in custody,” said San Diego County sheriff’s Cmdr. Brian Roberts, who oversees four jail facilities. “You can’t do that today. There are so many in custody for murder.” Los Angeles County has the largest local jail system in the nation with more than 18,000 inmates spread across eight facilities. Last Sunday, a black prisoner arrested on suspicion of drug possession died after fighting with three Latino inmates, Klugman said. Authorities said it’s unclear whether the violence, which occurred in a six-person cell at the downtown Men’s Central Jail, was racially motivated. More fighting erupted Thursday when about 40 black, white and Latino inmates traded punches for 30 minutes. Four suffered minor injuries, authorities said. Exacerbating the problem at some jails are group dorms that allow gang members and other troublemakers to move more freely among nonviolent offenders. The department wants to lock up more of the higher-risk inmates in secure cells, but shifting prisoners is not easy. There are too few cells throughout the system. And many of those at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, the county’s most modern high-security lockup, are occupied by women and mentally ill prisoners. The Sheriff’s Department plans to shift women inmates from Twin Towers to the newly remodeled Century Regional Detention Facility by the end of March. Century was shuttered several years ago amid $150 million in budget cuts that forced authorities to concentrate inmates in other facilities. The 2002-04 cuts also led to many nonviolent criminals being released early. The move would free up space for about 2,000 higher-risk inmates at Twin Towers, but sheriff’s officials will likely proceed incrementally for lack of manpower. Some county jails have as few as one guard for every 50 inmates, Klugman said. Even the best ratio in Los Angeles County – at Men’s Central Jail – is 1 to 10 and trails the nationwide average of roughly 1 to 4.5, said Michael Gennaco, head of the sheriff’s office of independent review. New York City has about one officer for every four inmates, Klugman said. After the first outbreak of violence, Sheriff Lee Baca said he wanted to hire 1,100 more deputies to add to the department’s force of 8,300 sworn officers. He has $70 million to help him do it, but like law enforcement agencies nationwide, the department has difficulty recruiting candidates fast enough. The department is also enlisting the help of an upgraded computer program to better house inmates according to their security threat, gang affiliation and other variables. Given that similar violence has occurred before, some fear the latest measures won’t result in lasting peace without support and funding from county leaders and the public. Five inmates were killed over a seven-month period ending in early 2004. A report to the county Board of Supervisors later warned that it was “not permissible” to mix certain inmates, but the practice continued. “I’m hopeful that this maelstrom has burned itself out,” Gennaco said. “But would this happen in two years? There’s no reason to be confident that it wouldn’t.” BY THE NUMBERS Average daily inmate populations for the largest local jail systems in 2004, the latest year for which data are available, according to the U.S. Justice Department Bureau of Justice Statistics: Los Angeles County: 18,512. New York City: 13,751. Cook County (Chicago): 10,535. Maricopa County (Phoenix): 8,657. Harris County (Houston): 8,200. Philadelphia City: 7,376. Dallas County: 7,090. Dade County (Miami): 6,619. Orleans Parish (New Orleans): 5,923. Orange County, Calif.: 5,569. 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Built to house a population with 70 percent misdemeanor offenders, the jail is now crammed with about 80 percent felony suspects – many of whom authorities consider high-security risks, said Mark Klugman, head of the sheriff’s correctional services. In Cook County, Ill., the number of low-level inmates rarely exceeds 500 in a jail population of roughly 10,000, said Charles A. Fasano, of the nonprofit John Howard Association. The group monitors the county’s jail system, which is the nation’s third-largest. In Los Angeles County, at least 3,000 jail beds can be taken up by state parole violators and newly convicted felons. That figure includes nearly 1,300 inmates housed under a state contract. To help break the cycle of violence, authorities added hundreds of prisoners to weekly transfers to state prisons. The series of jailhouse clashes – largely between black and Latino inmates – began Feb. 4 with a riot involving nearly 2,000 inmates at the North County Correctional Facility, the largest of the three jails at Castaic’s Pitchess Detention Center. The melee left a black inmate dead and almost 100 inmates injured. last_img read more

Dec
28

DONEGAL’S NEW FIRE RECRUITS PASS WITH FLYING COLOURS

first_imgIn February twelve recruits from Donegal Fire Service attended a Two Week Initial Breathing Apparatus Course in Hacketstown Fire Training Centre Carlow.The 12 Recruit Fire Fighters were put through their rigourous training programme by the 4 Leading BA Instructors Station Officer Kevin Muldoon Course Director Donegal Town Fire Station, Sub Station Officer Sean Connaghton Glenties Fire Station, Sub Station Officer Don Magee Buncrana Fire Station and Station Officer Stephen Murphy Carlow Fire Station with the Four Officers giving over 90 years experience between them to the Fire Service and passing on all their knowledge to the recruits.The stations where these Recruits will be working out of are Moville, Glenties, Glencolmcille, Ballyshannon, Gaoth Dobhair, Falcarragh, Milford Letterkenny and Arranmore Island. These 12 firefighters have passed this Initial Course and now have to attend another weeks course next week in Mayo in Compartment Fire Behaviour.Where Officers Muldoon Connaughton & Magee will once again train these firefighters to the Highest Standard needed for Donegal Fire Service. DONEGAL’S NEW FIRE RECRUITS PASS WITH FLYING COLOURS was last modified: April 15th, 2015 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:donegalFIRE SERVICErecruitslast_img read more

Dec
28

Five Donegal natives to take part in Rose of Tralee competition next month

first_imgThe 57th annual Rose of Tralee competition is set to take place from the 17th to the 23rd of August, and Donegal is very well represented; with two roses and three escorts from Donegal to take part in the competition.Frosses woman Denise Quigley (27) will be representing Perth in this year’s Rose of Tralee.The hairdresser first set sail for the land down under in 2010, and in 2015 she decided to settle in sunny Perth. Denise with her mother Ethel after being chosen as the Perth roseA keen GAA fan, she has played for St. Naul’s GAA and at U16 won an All Ireland County Medal.She stated; “Since winning the Perth Rose selection I have adopted the nickname “Rosie” inWestern Australia. With this achievement I have had the pleasure of meeting so many people within theIrish community. Everyone loves the Irish here. Australians are very fond of the accent.”Denise is not the only rose from Donegal. Representing Donegal in the competition is Zoe Mc Gettigan from Letterkenny. Zoe, who has a first class honours degree in Early Childhood Care and Education, said; “I am loving every minute of being the 2016 Donegal Rose and I really am living my dream. I have had so many wonderful opportunities and experiences, my favourites so far being the Mount Errigal climb for Autism and participating in the St. Patricks Day Parade in Letterkenny.”Three Donegal escorts have even made the cut with Struan Charters, Tom Cranley and Mark Harley.The three lads were put through a gruelling boot camp over the Bank Holiday Weekend where they had to showcase their skills in an array of different ways such as footing turf, sowing, ironing and surfing!For more information on the Roses you can visit the Rose of Tralee website.Five Donegal natives to take part in Rose of Tralee competition next month was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rose of Traleezoe mc gettigan denise quigleylast_img read more

Dec
24

Defending Champions and Six Olympians Highlight the Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Hurdles

first_img Olympics Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Buy Tickets Rilwan Alowonle Nigeria 49.49 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 4th Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 1st Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Omar McLeod Jamaica 12.90^ Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 1st Michael Stigler USA 48.26 2016 Adobe Acrobat Reader Aleec Harris USA 13.11 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 2nd2ndGet Adobe Acrobat Reader 3rd Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Devon Allen USA 13.03 2016 ^ National Record Print Friendly Version Story Links Freddie Crittenden USA 13.27 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader David Kendziera USA 48.42 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Johnathan Cabral Canada 13.34 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Name Country PR Jeffery Gibson Bahamas 48.17^ Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 5th Get Adobe Acrobat Readercenter_img Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles 6th Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Olympics Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Milan Ristic Serbia 13.39^ Aaron Mallett USA 13.37 Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles CJ Allen USA 49.09 Name Country PR 2nd Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Larry Donald USA 50.85 Khallifah Rosser USA 48.65 2016  Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Defending Champions and Six Olympians Highlight the Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee HurdlesThe Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has cultivated a tradition of hosting the world’s top hurdlers and the 110th Drake Relays will be no different.Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, has announced a men’s 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles lineup that features six Olympians and the defending champions from both events.Omar McLeod, who has been a regular of the Blue Oval dating back to his collegiate career at Arkansas, returns to Drake Stadium. The Jamaican national record holder in the 110-meter hurdles, McLeod was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist and owns the fifth-fastest time in the history of the world at 12.90. In 2016, he set the Drake Relays record at 13.08 in winning his first of two Relays titles in the event. McLeod will be looking to add a third title to his resume and unseat reigning champion, Devon Allen. Allen owns USATF indoor and outdoor titles in the hurdles. Allen is coming off a USA Championship indoor title in the 60-meter hurdles where he edged out Aaron Mallett, who was a four-time All-American at Iowa. Aleec Harris also has a Relays title to his credit, crossing first in 2015.The field also includes international Olympians such as Milan Ristic, Eddie Lovett and Johnathan Cabral.The 400-meter hurdles field also includes the defending champion in Jeffrey Gibson, a 2016 Olympian who used his Relays win to catapult himself to a 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medal. The 2017 Relays champion in the event, Michael Stigler, also returns to the Blue Oval as does Kenny Selmon. One of the young talents in the sport, Selmon raced to the USATF title in the event last summer at the USA Championships. A bevy of other hurdles who made their Drake Stadium debuts over the summer also return to the Blue Oval including C.J. Allen and Khallifah Rosser. The men’s 110-meters hurdles are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, afternoon while the 400-meter hurdles will be under the lights at Drake Stadium April 26 evening.Relays Week competitions begin Tuesday, April 23, with the Grand Blue Mile on the streets of downtown Des Moines. The heptathlon and decathlon get underway in Drake Stadium Wednesday, April 24, followed by the annual Capital Square Vault. Combined events conclude Thursday, April 25, at Drake Stadium followed by the annual Distance Carnival. Action continues all day Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium.All-session, multi-session and single-session tickets for all of the action are available via DrakeTix.com, 515-271-3647 or visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Kenny Selmon USA 48.12 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 2018 Relays Finish Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 2018 Relays Finish Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 7th Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Adobe Acrobat Reader 11Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Eddie Lovett U.S. Virgin Islands 13.31 2016 (Gold) (Gold)2016Get Adobe Acrobat Readerlast_img read more

Dec
22

Man charged with alleged assault of woman is given bail

first_imgA man charged with the alleged assault of a woman has been given bail until a file on the matter is prepared by the Director of Public Prosecutions.Reece Daniels, with a previous address at Milford, appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The court was told that the original complainant in the case had now withdrawn her complaint.Daniels had been in custody following an alleged assault on the woman.Gardai agreed to bail on a number of strict conditions.The court was told that Daniels will now be residing at a different address in Milford.He was also ordered by Judge Paul Kelly not to have any contact with the alleged injured party and to sign on three times a week at Letterkenny Garda station.The case has been adjourned for directions from the DPP in the matter.Man charged with alleged assault of woman is given bail was last modified: October 13th, 2017 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:alleged assaultcourtdonegalMilfordReece Danielslast_img read more

Dec
21

O’Hanen, offense dominant in Humboldt B52s shutout win over NBO Kings

first_imgEureka >> Exactly one week after arguably his best outing of the season, Humboldt B52s starting pitcher Zach O’Hanen outdid himself.The righty from Eureka allowed no runs on just three hits with eight strikeouts to lead the Bombers to a 12-0 shutout victory over the NBO Baseball Kings on Friday at Bomber Field.And O’Hanen wasn’t lacking any run support from the B52s offense as the Bombers (25-7 overall) scored in every inning except the sixth to make quick work of the Kings.Humboldt scored a …last_img read more

Dec
18

President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead second SA Investment Conference

first_imgPresident Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government’s hosting of the second South Africa Investment Conference to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 5 to 7 November 2019.The conference will be held under the theme “Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships”.The annual conference is a key milestone in the country’s bold ambition to raise R1.2 trillion in new domestic and intentional investment over the next five years.It is also a partner initiative to the economic stimulus package and recovery plan unveiled by President Ramaphosa in 2018 to ignite economic activity, restore investor confidence, prevent further job losses and create jobs.The inaugural conference, which was held In October 2018, resulted in international and local investors pledging R300 billion’s worth of investment commitments in various sectors in mining, forestry, manufacturing, telecommunications, transport, energy, agro-processing, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, financial services, energy and ICT.“This year’s conference will highlight the positive steps government is making to improve the investment environment and the progress made on last year’s investment commitments.  It will also serve as a platform for government to engage with the local and international investment community in order to promote the investment opportunities in the country and explore new markets,” said President Ramaphosa.The conference will be preceded by a series of networking events tomorrow, Tuesday, 05 November 2019.‪On Wednesday, 06 November 2019, President Ramaphosa will officially open and lead the conference which will feature, among others, focused sector specific discussions around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Mining, Start-ups and SMEs, Manufacturing, Tourism, film, arts, sports and agro processing.On Thursday, 07 November 2019, the President will also attend the Business Showcase, an entrepreneurship, small business growth and innovation showcase to be held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus.For more information on the conference and the programme, please visit ‪www.sainvestmentconference.co.zaNB: Only accredited media are allowed to cover the Summit.Enquiries: Khusela Diko: Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707Issued by: The Presidency of the Republic of South AfricaPretoriawww.thepresidency.gov.zalast_img read more