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first_imgMIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC):West Indies opener Lendl Simmons stroked a half-century to power Rangpur Riders to a commanding 69-run victory over the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday.Opting to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Riders cruised to 176 for six off their 20 overs, with the right-handed Simmons top-scoring with 51 off 39 deliveries.In reply, Dynamites got a top score of 29 from Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakarra, but their innings never really got going, and they were bowled out for a disappointing 107 in the final over.With the victory, Riders joined Barisal Bulls and Comilla Victorians atop the standings, with four points from two wins and one defeat.Simmons was in great nick, striking five fours and three sixes to get Riders off to a flying start. He put on 38 for the first wicket with Soumya Sarkar who hit 18 from 10 balls, before adding a further 56 for the second wicket with Mohammad Mithun, who made 34 from 32 deliveries.Simmons perished in the 11th over, but Thisara Perera struck 27 from 20 balls and Shakib al Hasan an unbeaten 24 from 15 deliveries to keep the innings flowing.Darren Sammy, however, made just three batting at number five.Al Hasan then destroyed the Dynamites innings with his left-arm spin, taking four for 16, while seamer Thisara Perera claimed three for 25.Sammy went wicket-less from his two overs, which cost 10 runs.On Tuesday, West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels blasted an unbeaten 69 from 52 balls – with eight fours and one six – to help Victorians chase down 177 and beat Chittagong Vikings by seven wickets, also at Sher-e Bangla.Victorians were struggling at 54 for three in the eighth over before Samuels put on 123 in an unbroken fourth wicket stand with Mashrafe Mortaza (56 not out) to pull off the win.last_img read more

first_imgA CO Donegal parish has announced its plans to open a distillery – to produce both whiskey and legal poteen.The plans for Carrick and Glencolmcille in south west Donegal could create up to 25 jobs in an area devastated by emigration.It’s part of an ambitious plan to extend the stay of hundreds of thousands of people who come to see Ireland’s highest sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag. The parish council has been given the backing of the man behind Ireland’s only Irish-owned distillery in Dingle, Co Kerry.“Glencolmcille has had a reputation for generations for its poitin,” said Margaret Cunningham, an entrepreneur and native of the village of Carrick.“We know that 200,000 people come here every year to see the cliffs at Sliabh Liag but then they leave again and there is very little spend in the local community.“Our plans would include a distillery making whiskey and poitin, a visitor centre explaining the history of area and a café and bar. “We have investors on board and we are moving to the design stage now.”An application for a license to distill is being completed.Oliver Hughes, the man behind the Dingle Distillery, has given the Glencolmcille parish council advice on their plans.“Like Dingle, we are a Gaeltacht area which has lost many people to emigration. All my own father’s grandchildren live abroad for example, they’re Americans, English and Greeks,” said Margaret, the former MD of a design company.“We believe we can create 25 jobs, which for an area like here, is a huge boost.” The plans have also been given the approval of Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar who spent his summer holidays last year in the area, walking the hills around Sliabh Liag.“It’s a fabulous idea for the area which is one of the most beautiful places on the island,” he said recently.“Along with micro-breweries, small distilleries have huge potential for job creation and can act as extra visitor attractions in areas like this.”Margaret Cunningham is hopeful. “You just have to look at north Antrim. People go there to see the Giant’s Causeway and a visit to the Bushmills distillery is part of the attraction,” she said.An artist’s impression of the proposed distilleryAMBITIOUS PLAN TO OPEN NEW DONEGAL DISTILLERY was last modified: May 30th, 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:CarrickdistilleryGlencolmcilleIrish whiskeypoitinwhiskeylast_img read more

first_imgAdvertTwo Letterkenny businesses have joined together to pamper mums for Mothers Day.Arena7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny and the well known Magee’s Chemist in Letterkenny have come together in order to ensure Mum has a fantastic Mothers day this Sunday. Arena7 who are a one stop family entertainment venue will be giving away a Free Makeover Voucher courtesy of Magee’s Chemist on Letterkenny’s main street with Sunday lunch.Sunday lunch for adults this Mothers Day is €19.95 and only €7.95 for kids.Customers will also receive ½ price bowling or ½ price entry to Wayne’s World kids adventure centre. Bookings can be made by calling 0749128853 and a great day out for mum is a guarantee.  LETTERKENNY BUSINESSES JOIN FORCES TO PAMPER MUMS was last modified: March 8th, 2013 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:Arena7Mother’s Daylast_img read more

first_imgMayo captain Keith Higgins took time out from his busy schedule to take part in a Bank of Ireland sponsored training session for Coláiste Ailigh’s Under 14 boys and girls football teams. Higgins spent the afternoon with the students and went through numerous training drills with them in addition to holding a question and answer session at the end of the workout.He congratulated the boys in doing well in the County Championship and wished the girls luck when their next match takes place in a few weeks. Higgins also remarked on the fabulous facilities available to the students during his visit to the school. The school has had a relatively successful season so far with the Under 16 team reaching the County Final several weeks ago while the Under 18’s play in the quarter-final of the Ward Cup against St. Mary’s of Limavady on Friday the 12th of February in Celtic Park, Derry. Throw in to be confirmed.MAYO CAPTAIN KEITH HIGGINS TAKES TRAINING AT COLÁISTE AILIGH was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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:Colaiste AilighKeith Higginsletterkennylast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA — Three drivers were arrested Friday night at a sobriety checkpoint on Valencia Boulevard east of Creekside Road, officials said Saturday. A total of 901 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 900 were screened by deputies, with three drivers arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, 15 drivers were cited for traffic violations by personnel assigned to monitor infractions by drivers attempting to avoid the checkpoint.last_img read more

first_imgMembers of the public who were due to attend the Circuit Court sittings in Letterkenny for jury duty have been told they will not be needed this term.Almost 100 people were due to turn up to be selected for jury duty for an upcoming trial.However court clerk Margaret Sharkey has said jurors will now not be needed after a rescheduling of the court list under Judge Rory McCabe. Jurors who turned up for selection last week and were due to return this week need not do so at all now.EndsJURORS TOLD NOT TO TURN UP AT LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: May 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more

first_imgA CO Donegal student is among a group launching a campaign to ban parents from smacking their children.Denise Moore from Bridgend was one of three students who saw 50 incidents of children being smacked in an hour during a survey.Denise is one of the students at IT Sligo who are to carry out a detailed survey to assess the extent of corporal punishment in the home, after an observational study at three city shopping centres suggested that smacking by parents is widespread. The three students on the Early Childhood Care and Education programme at IT Sligo are campaigning for an outright ban on smacking and are also launching a Facebook and social media campaign in their bid to have the law changed.“As part of our studies in the module Children and Social Policy, we carried out an observational study over just one hour at three Sligo shopping centres – Tesco, the Quayside and Johnston Court – and over one hour we saw more than 50 incidents where parents smacked their children, “explained Carina Lang (31) from Grange, Co Sligo, a third year student on the honours ECCE programme.She and fellow students Denise and Martin Murray from Roscommon interviewed  a small number of parents who were pro and anti-smacking and also got the views of a social worker and a five year old child.One parent said that “a tap on the leg” worked when the child would not respond to anything else or was doing something dangerous. A father who was anti-smacking said that because he had a short fuse he knew that if smacking became part of the day to day discipline at home “I would lash out in frustration and I don’t think that would be helpful”.A five year old told the researchers that he did not like being smacked as it made him sad. He told the students that he could not understand why he could not hit his parents back. “He also said that he would prefer to be smacked than to be without his John Deer tractor for the day”, the study noted.The social worker who advises parents on alternative means of disciplining children said she has had to ask parents whether they use “an open hand or a closed fist”. She told the researchers that in some communities, physical punishment was “the rule rather than the exception”.“Our aim is to raise awareness about this issue,” said Lang. The students pointed out that since smacking by parents was outlawed in Sweden 30 years ago, crime rates there have fallen.They want the government to impose a ban – and to impose penalties such as jail sentences for serious breaches. The students are setting up Facebook page and website devoted to this issue and also plan to address parenting groups at family resource centres, starting in counties   Sligo, Roscommon and Donegal.“We believe we can reach thousands of people through social media. It is a better way than sitting at a conference just lecturing people,” said Lang.The three students will now do a comprehensive study involving thousands of people in a bid to gauge attitudes to corporal punishment  in the home. They hope to have this completed by May.“We believe what is needed is a change of mind-set just as there was with drink driving,” said Lang. “ You are supposed to have a licence to have a dog and if you abuse it you could be brought to court and fined but people can smack a child and not give it a second thought.” The students are calling on the government to make parenting classes including a session on the impact of corporal punishment,   mandatory as part of pre-natal classes.“We are being trained to work with children in that very precious 0 to 6 age group and we feel really strongly that it should not be lawful for parents to hit children but we also think parents need help and should be trained in how to discipline their children”, said Lang.While corporal punishment in school was banned in 1982, the report pointed out that under the Children’s Act 1908 it is lawful for a parent to use “reasonable and moderate chastisement” when disciplining a child. “The question arises –what constitutes reasonable chastisement – there is no scale or gradient,” said Lang.The students’ lecturer Dr John Pender believes that this research is timely. “You only have to look at the recent debate in the UK linking smacking with last summer’s widespread riots in British cities to get some idea of the extent of polarised opinion on this issue,” said Dr Pender. “Out of 49 members on the Council of Europe, 22 countries have banned smacking children. Ireland is looking increasingly isolated on this issue. The forthcoming proposed referendum on inclusion of children’s rights in the constitution must grapple with this human rights violation”.DONEGAL STUDENT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BAN PARENTS FROM SMACKING THEIR CHILDREN was last modified: February 21st, 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:DONEGAL STUDENT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO BAN PARENTS FROM SMACKING THEIR CHILDRENlast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES SUNDAY 17-8-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Cup Letterkenny Area:Lagan Harps v Drumoghill F.C.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Rathmullan CelticWhitestrand United v Bonagee UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v Milford UnitedDonegal Area:Cappry Rovers v Letterbarrow CelticEany Celtic v Donegal Town St. Catherines v Dunkineely CelticGweedore Area:Gweedore Celtic v Glenree UnitedGlenea United v Keadue Rovers Gweedore United v Dunlewy CelticLifford Area:Lifford Celtic v Kildrum TigersBallybofey United v Deele HarpsCurragh Athletic v Convoy ArsenalCastlefin Celtic v Raphoe TownWEDNESDAY 20-8-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick CupArea Semi-FinalsLetterkenny Area:Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. / Rathmullan Celtic v Lagan Harps / Drumoghill F.C.Kilmacrennan Celtic / Milford United v Whitestrand United / Bonagee UnitedDonegal Area:Eany Celtic / Donegal Town v Cappry Rovers / Letterbarrow CelticSt. Catherines / Dunkineely Celtic v Copany RoversGweedore Area:Glenea United / Keadue Rovers v Gweedore Celtic / Glenree UnitedCranford United v Gweedore United / Dunlewy CelticLifford Area:Ballybofey United / Deele Harps v Lifford Celtic / Kildrum TigersCastlefin Celtic / Raphoe Town v Curragh Athletic / Convoy ArsenalSOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE NEW SEASON FIXTURES was last modified: August 9th, 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:DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURESlast_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND — How the Raiders graded in a 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions Sunday at the Coliseum:PASS OFFENSE: A-minusNot much to be critical of as Derek Carr completed 21 of 30 passes for 289 yards and touchdown passes of 3 yards to Foster Moreau and 9 yards to Hunter Renfrow. Carr completed passes to eight different receivers, and has demonstrated when teams roll coverages toward Darren Waller (two catches, 52 yards), he is capable of distributing the ball elsewhere. Carr’s game-winning …last_img read more

first_imgArgentinian coach Diego Maradona recently visited the 97 400-seater Soccer City stadium, which will host the opening and closing 2010 Fifa World Cup matches. (Image: Nicky Rehbock)Argentinian national coach Diego Maradona sent a powerful message to the global football community during a recent visit to South Africa: “This will be a great World Cup, with no doubts of security.”It came as a welcome remark in the aftermath of the fatal attack on Togo’s football squad in Angola on 8 January, which cast widespread uncertainty over the safety of the June-July tournament.The Togolese team was in Angola to participate in the African Nations Cup, a 2010 Fifa World Cup forerunner, but they withdrew shortly after the incident.“They can say what they want but we know we are coming to play the World Cup in a safe country,” Maradona said during an inspection tour of the Argentinian base camp in Pretoria.“I have seen that with my own eyes. Anything can happen in the world, but I have spent a week in South Africa and everything is very good and the people very friendly.”The star also visited schools in Soweto, South Africa’s largest township, in the south of Johannesburg, and other 2010 venues during his week-long trip.“I will tell my players that they only have to think of playing football when they come here and worry about nothing else – this is the impression that I will take back to my country.”On 21 January Maradona visited the almost-complete Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, which will host the opening and closing World Cup matches. The former Footballer of the Year was visibly impressed by the flawless pitch and striking orange seating, which will be able to accommodate 97 400 fans.“They really did a great job on this stadium. I have been to many stadiums before, but this is very big and so great. To be able to enter this stadium is so beautiful. I feel inspired to play here, but unfortunately my time has passed,” he said.Construction workers, who had filled the venue’s upper rows to catch a glimpse of the football great, cheered and chanted: “Maradona! Maradona!” as he demonstrated his effortless ball skills.Later the coach swapped signed national jerseys with Danny Jordaan, head of the 2010 Fifa World Cup local organising committee, and then broke away from the crowd to congratulate the workers on stadium.“I think this visit by Maradona gives South Africans an insight into the excitement that will be generated by the World Cup,” Jordaan said.“He didn’t go to any black tie events, he went into the townships where he said he felt safe, not threatened … he embraced people. Maradona’s contribution off the pitch has been very significant.”After the coach left the stadium, Jordaan spoke to journalists about World Cup safety fears: “We ended with the final draw on 4 December, and the international visitors left. Now it’s the 21st January – and absolutely nothing has happened. The English cricket team was here, and they were very happy; and now Maradona’s come, and he’s also happy – that should speak for itself.”last_img read more