Ovasuru is Rookie for Brisbane Heat

first_imgOvasuru will join seven other players from different countries selected from last month’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier in Thailand.According to the ICC, all 8 players will be given a chance to take part in the inaugural rebel WBBL.“Each of the rookie players will train with their rebel WBBL club during a two-week placement and attend home matches during that period.“In the event of an injury to a contracted player, rebel WBBL clubs will be permitted to use their Rookie as a local replacement player, which would not contribute to the club’s overseas player limit,” said the ICC.The 26-year-old Ovasuru is the Rookie player for the Brisbane Heat team.last_img read more

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Buju Banton urges youth to stay away from violence

first_img…while bigging up Roger KhanJamaican reggae and dancehall artiste, Buju Banton performed to a sold out crowd at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on Saturday night.Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste, Buju Banton performing at the Guyana National StadiumDuring the concert, Banton, who was recently released from a United States prison after serving for drug trafficking, preached messages of peace, harmony and urged young people to stay away from violence. In a high energy performance, Banton did not disappoint the well over 19,000 fans who turned up at the national stadium. He bellowed out some of his old school classic driving the crowd while with some of his more popular songs, including “Driver Don’t stop at all.” During his performance, Banton spoke about his last visit to Guyana which was in 2006 and said, “A lot of things have happened in Guyana. A lot of folks I know are no longer in Guyana. Some are alive but they are still not here. Big up Roger Khan. Big up meh bredren, Trini. Nuff youths drop out.” “Trini” the person he referred is in fact Marlon “Trini” Osborne, who was killed in 2012 after he was shot four times. Osborne was gunned down at the junction near Laluni and Peter Rose Streets, Queenstown, Georgetown shortly after leaving a friend’s home.Meanwhile, while in Guyana the Jamaican dancehall superstar also visited the Leopold Street, Charlestown and Tiger Bay in Georgetown, and Victoria on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) where he interacted with young people. During their visit to Victoria, he met with members of the Rastafarian community and discussed the many advancements that have occurred over the years as well as the challenges facing them.Banton reminded the youth he interacted with that a life of crime and violence ought not to be their desired path. “Badness is not it,” said Buju Banton.While visiting the Rastafarian community in Victoria, Jamaican artiste stressed the importance of having programmes which can enlighten youth and propel them to a positive future. He also urged that community to continue being self-sufficient and singled out agriculture as a cornerstone of a healthy community and by extension country.Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is currently on his “Long Walk to Freedom – I am Legend” concert tour.last_img read more

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Photo, name of Bent Street man mistakenly published as bandit

first_imgPhoto, name of Bent Street man mistakenly published as banditAs reports of the attempted robbery staged at Republic Bank on Tuesday continues to flood the media, a Bent Street man was mistakenly identified as one of the bandits involved in the foiled attack.Guyana Times would like to inform the public that Jemel Douglas of Bent Street,Suspected bandit: Keron SaundersGeorgetown, was in no way involved in the attack on Republic Bank, despite information previously published by this newspaper.In an interview with Guyana Times, Douglas who was mistakenly named in the robbery presented his alibi, proving that he was not a part of the attempt and that his name and photo should not have been published.“When this happen, I was going out and sell,” Douglas pointed out, noting that he was later notified about the robbery.Subsequently, Police reports had also confirmed his innocence, naming Elton Wray, Jamal Haynes and Keron Saunders as the three bandits.In the published article which appeared in Guyana Times, Douglas was inadvertently mistaken for Keron Saunders after our reporter received incorrect information from a usually reliable contact at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.Moreover, the wrongfully accused went on to say that he was not aware of the incident but was informed by his mother of Wray’s demise. Additionally, DouglasJemel Douglasdid indicate that he was acquainted with the now dead perpetrator, Elton Wray.“I didn’t know he was a guy like this. I think he was a humble guy.”Douglas even noted that Wray offered him counsel in the past but he was eventually forced to distance himself from the now dead man.Nonetheless, Guyana Times apologises to Douglas and his family for the inadvertent publication.Meanwhile, the other suspected bandits – Jamal Haynes and Keron Saunders – were both injured in the shootout during the foiled robbery at Republic Bank.last_img read more

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High-powered guns found in Berbice

first_imgThree persons were on Friday taken into Police custody following the discovery of two rifles and a quantity of ammunition during a Police operation at Port Mourant,The guns and ammunition found at Port Mourant, Corentyne, BerbiceCorentyne, Berbice.Based on reports received, at approximately 13:00h, Police in B Division (Berbice) acting on information conducted a search on the premises of a 51-year-old mechanic and found two rifles – one with a microscopic lens along with 284 rounds of ammunition, nine empty casings, three magazines and a firearm casing.At the time of the search, three persons were at the location and as such, they were all being grilled in connection with the discovery. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Govt’s delaying tactics can endanger Guyana’s border controversy case – Nandlall

first_imgCourt-ordered Article 106 March 19 electionsWith March 19 fast approaching and no election date set yet, Guyana is hurtling towards more than a constitutional crisis. This is the view of former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who noted the ramifications if the Government becomes illegitimate will be lethal to Guyana’s border controversy case which is currently before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Former Attorney General Anil NandlallAccording to Nandlall, who was at the time hosting a live streamed programme, said one example of this consequence is that when Government becomes illegitimate, they will completely lose the legal power to enter into contracts.“Then you have governments having to execute extraterritorial contracts, including other countries. The Government of Guyana will be prohibited from engaging in those transactions. In fact, no country will want to trade with Guyana because the Government of Guyana will have lost its legal persona.”“Countries will not want to trade with Guyana… international trade and bilateral relations will grind to a halt. (Almost) every single capital project of worth is financed through international agencies or loans. That will come to an end. Nobody will pump money.”According to Nandlall, such a scenario could impact large-scale projects like the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion and the East Coast road expansion. He also noted the risk of Guyana losing its gains in the Financial Action Task Force/Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (FATF/CFATF) watch list.President David GrangerNandlall pointed to the implications for Guyana’s relationship with organisations like the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Organisation of American States (OAS).Territorial caseAnother consequence, Nandlall warned about, is the implications for Guyana’s territorial case with Venezuela, which is currently before the ICJ.“We have serious issues with Venezuela, a country which has serious issues itself. We have taken Venezuela to the world court. We have spent over US$3 million towards that. We don’t know if the court will throw out our case. If you go to that court, you have to have legitimacy. You cannot be an illegal government and going to the world court.”“Every single one of us will face the consequences of that state of affairs when it begins to occur… after March 20, we will have a Government operating outside the parameters of the Constitution. The consequences are going to be far reaching,” Nandlall said.He noted that President David Granger’s own utterances show that Government is yet to accept the constitutional crisis facing the nation. Here he referenced a recent A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) rally.“The President, based upon his public pronouncements, is not prepared to consider the status of his Government at present in any way altered or the powers of the Government reduced as a result of the No-confidence Motion. The President told his supporters that nothing has changed.”According to Nandlall, such an attitude at a time when the National Assembly and the High Court have determined that the status quo is cause for serious concern. He also noted that the Guyana Government has been acting contrary to international practise when it comes to no-confidence motions.“There has been over 1000 no-confidence votes passed in India over the past 60 years. In England, there have been several. In Canada you have had. In Australia you have had. In the Caribbean you have had several.”“So no-confidence motions are not new and wherever they have been passed, the governments accepted the consequences as stipulated in their Constitution. But not our country… our Government does things differently.”According to Guyana’s Constitution, the President has to dissolve Parliament and issue a date for elections.last_img read more

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THE ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ OF LETTERKENNY MUSICAL SOCIETY TO DELIVER AGAIN!

first_imgDeclan Nee (Benny Southstreet), Chris Duddy (Nicely Nicely Johnson) and Kevin Shields (Rusty Charlie) pictured during rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre. A feast of music, dancing and comedy is in store at An Grianán Theatre from March 4-8 when Letterkenny Musical Society follow up their recent sold-out hit performances of Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane with a stunning production of the Broadway smash-hit Guys and Dolls.Famed for their amazing shows, Letterkenny Musical Society (LMS) has again pulled out all the stops with this year’s much-loved classic and once more they have found fresh and exciting new talent to add to their experienced group of versatile performers. Auditions for the various roles began back in September and since then, the entire cast has been working on the forthcoming production that’s certain to be another show stopping success.Under the keen eye of Director Billy Patterson and Producer Noel O’Donnell, the energetic and talented bunch of singers and actors have put together a version of Guys and Dolls that you really do not want to miss.Giles Murray (Nathan Detroit), Maria Rushe (Miss Adelaide), Julianna Ayton (Sarah Brown) and Mark Leonard (Sky Masterson) who play the lead roles in the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre from March 4-8.Fresh from an acclaimed performance as Wild Bill Hickock in Calamity Jane, Giles Murray superbly plays the role of Nathan Detroit who is desperately trying to find a venue to host an illegal crap game, while at the same time trying to avoid the long-arm of the law in the guise of Lieutenant Brannigan played by Donal Kavanagh.Maria Rushe is delightful in the role of Nathan Detroit’s long-suffering girlfriend Miss Adelaide who is determined to see Detroit give up his gambling ways and finally commit to her by getting married. But with high rollers in town, Detroit can’t resist the opportunity to make a fortune. With his sidekicks Benny Southstreet, played by Declan Nee, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson, played by Chris Duddy, they set in motion a plan to get the dough needed to arrange the game.That plan involves making a bet with the highest-roller of them all, Sky Masterson, played splendidly by Mark Leonard who made his debut with LMS in Calamity Jane last year.All he has to do is manage to convince straight-laced Salvation Army Mission leader, Sarah Brown, to come on a date with him and the ball is set in motion for fun, frivolity and of course love.Julianna Ayton, who played Calamity Jane to rave reviews last year, excels once again as Sarah and she is supported superbly by a fantastic Salvation Army Mission crew including Emer McGeehin as Agatha and Joe Harley as Arvide Abernathy, who melts hearts with a beautiful love song.Nicola McBride is excellent again as General Matilda B Cartwright, while Patrick Quinn as Harry the Horse, Kevin Shields as Rusty Charlie and Cathal Quinn as Big Jule are just a few of the crapshooters Nathan Detroit is hoping to snag into his illegal game.As usual the LMS have built the foundations for this superb show on excellent music, with the astounding harmonies once again creatively sewn together by musical director Gerard Bradley. Maria Rushe, meanwhile, not only plays a leading role, but is also responsible for the sensational vibrant dancing in her role as the show’s choreographer.Add in a visually delightful opening scene, crap shooters, hotbox dancing girls, and an action-packed Cuban bar scene and there’s a sure-fire recipe for one astonishing show in An Grianán Theatre next week.Of course early booking is advisable because the last three LMS productions sold out in a flash. Tickets for this must-see musical are available by contacting the box office at An Grianán 0035374 9120777 or online at angrianan.comGiles Murray (Nathan Detroit) and Declan Nee (Benny Southstreet) pictured during rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre.THE ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ OF LETTERKENNY MUSICAL SOCIETY TO DELIVER AGAIN! was last modified: February 25th, 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:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESS SEMINAR SEEKING THE NEXT SNAPCHAT OR FACEBOOK IDEA

first_imgHave you an idea that you think will come the next Snapchat of Facebook?If so, you need to attend a unique business seminar which takes place in Co Donegal next month. The Gaeltech Business Conference event takes place in the Áislann Centre in Ghaoth Dobhair on Friday and Saturday, 4th and 5th September.The two day event features some of the world’s leading experts in social media experts, business people and motivational speakers.Simply click on the video to learn more about this great conference.DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESS SEMINAR SEEKING THE NEXT SNAPCHAT OR FACEBOOK IDEA was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:DDTVdonegalGAELTECHGaoth Dobhairlast_img read more

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How much could Manchester City miss Kevin De Bruyne?

first_img possible standings REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA How will Manchester City line-up without De Bruyne?Of course, the Premier League champions have a plethora of talent at their disposal so there will be someone to slot in should De Bruyne’s injury lead to a lengthy absence.However, it’s very unlikely the replacement will be quite as good as De Bruyne.The Belgian made 21 assists and also notched up 12 goals in what was a breathtaking 2017/18 campaign for both player and club.But just how much could City miss De Bruyne? Below you can see the best stats showing how the Citizens have performed when the midfielder has and hasn’t started for the club since he made his debut in September 2015.*Statistics supplied by The SunInitially, it seems City’s stats are not too badly affected by De Bruyne’s absence from the starting XI.The win rate is marginally better when he starts but the defeats stats are the most telling. City have lost 7 in 20 when De Bruyne hasn’t started while only losing 11 in 91 when he has been in the starting XI.In 2016, De Bruyne missed 12 games after injuring his right knee in an EFL Cup semi-final tie against Everton in a season which nearly saw City slip out of the top four.Manager Pep Guardiola will certainly be hoping nothing like that will happen this season. ALTERED Latest Premier League News After a smooth opening weekend victory over Arsenal, Manchester City have been hit with their first stumbling block of the 2018/19 Premier League season.Kevin De Bruyne’s knee injury could leave City’s star player sidelined for a months, although the extent of his injury is not yet known. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade De Bruyne finished second in the PFA Player of the Year awards last season 2 silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies wonlast_img read more

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Hurricane causes delay of Miami, Ga. Tech game

first_imgCORAL GABLES, Fla. — Hurricane Wilma is giving Miami and Georgia Tech the weekend off. With Wilma expected to arrive with potentially devastating force in Florida this weekend, school and Atlantic Coast Conference officials postponed Saturday’s game between the Yellow Jackets and sixth-ranked Hurricanes. No. 20 West Virginia’s trip to Tampa to face South Florida also was postponed. The Big East will announce today when the Mountaineers and Bulls will play. Georgia Tech will play at Miami on Nov. 19. Miami’s scheduled trip to Wake Forest on Nov. 17 — a Thursday night game — will now be played on Saturday, Nov. 12. ACC spokesman Brian Morrison said no decision has been made on whether the league will shift another game into that Thursday night slot previously held by Miami and Wake Forest. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Miami athletic director Paul Dee said several scenarios were considered, but none was as practical. “There were a lot of elements involved in the game,” Dee said. “The players, the coaches, the fans particularly, allowing them to come to the game without the pressure of a storm coming down on us.” It’s the fourth time a hurricane has necessitated a schedule switch of a Miami home game; Hurricane Georges postponed a game with UCLA for more than two months in 1998, Temple’s visit in 1999 was pushed back nearly three months by Hurricane Irene; and Florida State’s trip south for the 2004 season-opener was delayed nearly a week by Hurricane Frances. center_img 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

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ENGLISH AS HE FAILS TO MAKE 800M FINAL

first_imgMark EnglishMark English (800m) has failed to qualify for the 800m finals at the World Championships in Beijing.English had qualified as a fastest loser in his heat to make today’s semi-finals.Letterkenny native English produced a strong final lap to move from the back of the field and clinch fifth in 1:45.55 in the third semi-final. Fourth place wouldn’t have been enough for qualification; however, as the third and fourth-placed finishers in the first heat took the fastest-loser spots.DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ENGLISH AS HE FAILS TO MAKE 800M FINAL was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 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

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