Renegades will not renew Gayle’s contract

first_img NOT NEW TO CONTROVERSY The interview once again sparked controversy, especially against the backdrop of his “don’t blush, baby” scandal during the Big Bash last January, for which he was reprimanded and fined for his contentious comments. Somerset, with whom Gayle will take up a six-match contract in the T20 Blast shortly, said this week they were “disappointed” to read Gayle’s comments and would talk to the player once he arrived at the club. The 36-year-old Jamaican is one of the most sought-after Twenty20 stars and is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies batting star Chris Gayle will not be returning to Melbourne Renegades for this year’s Big Bash League. The franchise confirmed they had decided to focus their attention elsewhere for the coming season, ruling out any possibility of Gayle being part of the line-up. “We’ll unveil our international signings soon and Chris isn’t part of those plans,” Renegades Chief Executive Stuart Coventry said. The move by the Renegades comes quickly on the heels of the latest sexism controversy involving Gayle last week. In an interview with journalist Charlotte Edwards, published in the Times paper in England, Gayle is quoted as saying he has “a very, very big bat, the biggest in the wooooorld”. He added: “You think you could lift it? You’d need two hands.” Edwards also said Gayle asked her how many black men she has “had” and also inquired if she had ever been involved in a “t’eesome”.last_img read more

Sections of Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling repaired

first_imgRehabilitation works ongoing at Vreed-en-Hoop Ferry StellingRehabilitative works have commenced on the Vreed-en-Hoop Ferry Stelling, with repairs being made thus far to sections of the landing. These works came after numerous reports were made to the Public Infrastructure Ministry about the deplorable condition of the Stelling.The works, which commenced on Monday last, saw the half of the landing leading to the boats being rebuilt.Speaking with a few of the workmen, they indicated that the entire landing would be rebuilt along with the steps, which were falling apart.Guyana Times also spoke to a few persons who expressed elation with the rehabilitative works.One vendor who plies her trade inside the Stelling said she was rather happy with the development.“I feel satisfied that they start building out there because you know how many accidents I saw because the condition was not good at all,” the vendor related.A commuter said that he felt “less frightened” now that the Stelling was being repaired, especially given the fact that he used the Stelling in the mornings during rush hour.“With everybody rushing to get to work, there is a lot of shoving and pulling out here and with the condition of the Stelling right now, anything could happen so I feel good about this”.Major repairs are still needed on the inside of the structure which has not been repaired for many years now.last_img read more

SRSG Emphasizes Ebola Gravity in Liberia

first_imgThe Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Liberia, Karin Landgren, has described as “the gravest threat” the Ebola crisis faced by Liberians since the war.Expressing the concern in her regular briefing to the Security Council yesterday in New York, the SRSG emphasized, “Liberians are facing their gravest threat since the war,” adding that the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will do all that it can to preserve the progress made during the past decade of peace – gains that are being put at risk by the Ebola crisis.“The speed and scale of the loss of lives, and the economic, social, political and security reverberations of the crisis, are affecting Liberia profoundly,” said Landgren.She recalled that in Liberia, more than 2,000 confirmed, probable or suspected cases, including 1,235 deaths, had been reported as of 7 September. She added that the actual figures are likely much higher as numbers of new cases and deaths continue to rise exponentially.Landgren outlined extraordinary measures the Government has taken since August, including the President’s declaration of a state of emergency. However, she stressed that even as Liberia and its partners respond, the disaster continues to grow.“For now, patients at advanced stages of EVD continue to be brought to facilities that cannot admit them. Four new case-management centres will be established in Monrovia, adding some 500 beds in the capital alone, but even this may not fully respond to the needs,” said Landgren.“We will know this epidemic is being outrun only when there is spare bed capacity,” she stressed.Landgren further noted that the unprecedented epidemic requires a response beyond the capacities of any one actor, noting that UNMIL and the entire UN system are fully committed to supporting the Government-led fight, which will require a massive, sustained and coordinated global response for an estimated six to nine months.“Since late July, UNMIL has turned its full focus on EVD,” said Landgren, adding that the Mission has reoriented several of its operations to support the nationally-led response.The mission’s four pillars of engagement and support in the fight against Ebola include security and rule of law; logistics; communications and outreach; and coordination at the county and national level.To ensure continued implementation of the Mission’s protection of civilians mandate and other core aspects of its work, UNMIL is taking every necessary precaution to protect its personnel from Ebola.“This epidemic of unprecedented scale would challenge any government and any society,” Landgren said. “UNMIL has pledged to provide its full support, and continues to review the range of capabilities we can bring to ending this latter-day plague which must be stopped in its tracks, and stopped soon.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fulham wanted Wenger, Everton eye Man United star, Newcastle takeover claim

first_img RANKED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3 3 Chelsea face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a long FIFA investigation into the signing of Bertrand Traore. Officers from FIFA’s Integrity and Compliance unit have spent three years delving into the Traore case and 13 other transfers involving the London club and players aged under 18. (Daily Mail)Chelsea are prepared to consider loan offers for captain Gary Cahill in January. Cahill’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has made only one Premier League appearance since Maurizio Sarri arrived in the summer. (Daily Mail)Christian Pulisic has said he is open to moving to the Premier League, with Chelsea understood to be leading the race to sign the forward from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Guardian) Everton are said to be tracking Chris Smalling The transfer window reopens in just over six weeks, and there is plenty of gossip flying around.Here’s all the latest football news and rumours from Thursday’s newspapers and online… Getty getty Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap revealed Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest Newcastle fans have wanted Mike Ashley away from the club for years tense 3 SORRY BEST OF Arsene Wenger turned down a sensational return to management with Fulham before Claudio Ranieri was appointed. The former Arsenal boss stuck to his insistence he won’t take another top flight job in England out of respect to the Gunners, where he was in charge for 22 years until this summer. (Daily Mirror)Leonardo Jardim and Andre Villas-Boas also turned down the chance to replace Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham boss before they appointed Claudio Ranieri. (Daily Telegraph)Chris Smalling is wanted by Everton on a free transfer when his Manchester United deal runs out next summer. He has held talks over a new Old Trafford contract, and wants improved terms on his £90,000-a-week wages. But the Toffees are hoping to land him next July, despite United having an option to extend his deal by a further 12-months. (The Sun) Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Most Read In Football Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Manchester United are pressing ahead with David de Gea’s contract talks amid fears the goalkeeper could leave at the end of the season. The Spanish international is still to commit his long-term future to Old Trafford, despite months of negotiations with the club’s hierarchy. (London Evening Standard)Roma are tracking Ashley Young and ready to make a bid for the Manchester United star in January. The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and United have offered the versatile star a new one-year deal. However, this time with no 12-month option in play, Young is in control of his own future and is in no rush to agree fresh terms despite being handed the captain’s armband in recent weeks. (The Sun)Mike Ashley could be offered a £350million route out of Newcastle with claims of another takeover bid. The controversial owner is reported to have visited the United States to discuss the final stages of a sale of the Tyneside club. The claims have been made by a credible US website with reputable contacts in the world of takeovers and acquisitions. (Daily Mirror) West Have slammed the door shut on a January exit for Marko Arnautovic after he suggested he could quit the club. (Daily Star)Manchester United are willing to sell out-of-favour defender Marcos Rojo in January and Wolverhampton Wanderers could make a bid. FULL STORY HEREPhil Foden is set to sign a new six-year contract at Manchester City by the end of this month. The 18-year-old’s representatives held positive talks with City officials on Wednesday and there is a confidence that he will commit his long-term future to his boyhood club. (Daily Mail) whoops Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

How the Premier League table really looks and what it means for every club

first_img REVEALED The Premier League season is 13 matches old and it’s turning out to be an enthralling campaign.There is a real title race on the cards with Manchester City and Liverpool both undefeated as of yet, while Spurs are just five points behind Pep Guardiola’s league leaders despite Mauricio Pochettino’s critics claiming the north Londoners are having a bad season. ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow Arsenal will be hoping to return to the top four 3 Arsenal have recovered from a poor start to sit just one point outside the top four, while Manchester United are a further six points back with Champions League qualification, once a guarantee for the Red Devils, running through their hands like falling sand with every passing week.The relegation battle is also heating up, with just two points separating last-place Fulham and Huddersfield, all the way up in 15th.Huddersfield remaining in a relegation battle despite sitting 15th proves that points won is far more important than a team’s place in the table. Pep Guardiola hopes to guide Man City to back-to-back title successes 3 Points differences between teams is the real indicator of how the league is shaping up, so with this in mind have created a league ladder based on total points won so far.The table runs from zero points to 39 points, or the minimum and maximum points that every Premier League team could have claimed this season.You can see the league ladder below… Premier League matchday 14 fixtures Latest Football News no dice REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF 11 points15. Huddersfield (10 points)16. Crystal Palace (9 points)17. Burnley (9 points)18. Southampton (8 points)19. Cardiff (8 points)20. Fulham (8 points)7 points6 points5 points4 points3 points2 points1 point0 points Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 39 points38 points37 points36 points1. Manchester City (35 points)34 points2. Liverpool (33 points)32 points31 points3. Tottenham (30 points)29 points4. Chelsea (28 points)5. Arsenal (27 points) West Ham are definitely not out the relegation scrap REVEALED Cardiff vs Wolves (Friday, 8pm)Man City vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)Leicester vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm)Crystal Palace vs Burnley (Saturday, 3pm)Newcastle vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm)Huddersfield vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm)Southampton vs Man United (Saturday, 5:30pm)Chelsea vs Fulham (Sunday, 12pm)Arsenal vs Tottenham (Sunday, 2:05pm)Liverpool vs Everton (Sunday, 4:15pm) 26 points25 points24 points23 points6. Everton (22 points)7. Manchester United (21 points)8. Bournemouth (20 points)9. Watford (20 points)19 points10. Leicester (18 points)17 points11. Wolves (16 points)12. Brighton (15 points)14 points13 points13. Newcastle (12 points)14. West Ham (12 points) Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has become even more addicted after getting a rare ‘hole in one’ in recent days.The millionaire singer was relaxing at his Tenerife getaway when he managed the amazing sporting fete.Wife Majella revealed the star is over the moon and even brought friends out to celebrate! “We had some friends staying with us over the New Year and we had great fun. They all played golf so Daniel was off most days playing golf.“Would you believe he got a “hole in one” which is something that happens very rarely in a golfers life! He was delighted and we celebrated well that night,” she said.The Donegal man is an avid golfer and is a member of Cruit Island golf club and also his local club in Tenerife.Majella also revealed how she spoiled Daniel for his 50th birthday recently by taking him away and also buying him a new 5 series BMW car! “We went to The K Club which is a beautiful country house just outside Dublin. It was all decorated for Christmas and each room had an open log fire in it. It was just magical. We had a beautiful suite which also had a fire and a Christmas tree in it.“We spent the first day in the hotel spa where we had a few treatments and just generally relaxed. The next day, a few close friends joined us for dinner which Daniel knew nothing about. He was absolutely delighted. We had a lovely evening.“I surprised him with a new car which completely shocked him! All in all, we had a wonderful weekend,” she said.Daniel heads away to Florida to work on a cruise in February before heading to Australia and New Zealand.Daniel will then take a few months off for the first time in 30 years in the music busiess. “We have no plans yet of what we will do but that will be nice in itself – not having anything planned,” added Majella.GOLFING FANATIC DANIEL GETS A RARE ‘HOLE IN ONE’! was last modified: January 8th, 2012 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:daniel o’donnellgolfhole in oneTenerifelast_img read more


first_imgFor the fourth year in succession Aisteoiri Ghaoth Dobhair are delighted to be part of the Errigal Arts Festival.But the company are more than putting themselves under a little pressure by staging no less than four different plays – in one night!In 2010 they performed the comedy “Aintín Shearlais”, in An Grianan theatre, “Óiche Mhaith Agat a Mhic Uí Dhomhnaill” in 2011 and “Mo Thriuir Aingeal” in 2012. This year they will perform a challenging four One Act Comedies in Aislann Rann a Feirste on Sunday the 14th of July.One of a few Irish language theatre producers, Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair was founded in 1931.Its aim was to perform plays in the Irish language. Because of a lack of Irish language plays they wrote and translated plays to suit the Irish speaking audience. Their first performance was in Derrybeg Hall on the 10/01/1932. They travelled extensively with their productions, even as far as Scotland , in the years 1932 to 1961. Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair opened on the 03/09/1961 and the Aisteoirí produced many plays there over the years.Following their acclaimed performances over recent years as part of the Earagail Arts Festival they are delighted to return with four one act comedies, reflecting life, love, marriage and death. Written by Tomas Mac Giolla Bhrighde “Peadar ag an Doctiúir” tells the story of Peadar, a hypochondriac, who visits the doctors surgery. Thinking he has every ailment under the sun, how can he be cured? With an extremely high standard of acting by the Aisteoirí Óga, ( Eva Ní Dhoibhlinn, Jack O Gallchóir, Noel Mc Phaidín, Rosie Nic Gairbheith and Síle Ní Ghallchóir,) and produced by Pól Mac Cumhaill this play has scooped the Leaving Certificate section in the All Ireland Schools Drama Festival for Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair this year.“Fear a phós Balbhán” tells the story of a man’s efforts to get his wife, who is dumb, to speak but sometimes things should be left as they are. It was written by Tomás Mac Anna and first performed in The Abbey Theatre in 1953. This play won the Junior Certificate section and was awarded the main prize of the Festival, (Scoth Léiriú na Féile) at this year’s All Ireland Schools Drama Festival for Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair. The adjudicator, Neasa Ní Laoire, said she was particularly impressed by the teamwork shown by the cast of three, Aisteoirí Óga; Owen Ó Fearraigh, Sorcha Ní Dhubhcháin and Joseph Ó Baoill. She praised them for their controlled acting and the energy in the production.“An Cleamhnas” looks at how trying to arrange a marriage can go drastically wrong. It is a translation by Áine Nic Giolla Bhrighde of A Marriage Proposal (sometimes translated as simply The Proposal,) and is a one- act farce by Anton Chekhov, written in 1888-1889 and first performed in 1890. It is a fast-paced play of dialogue-based action and situational humour. , Séan Ó Gallchóir, Annelene Ní Fhearraigh and Pól Mac Cumhaill bring this comedy to life with superb acting and perfect timing.“Tá sé, Níl sé” is a short one act farce, written and directed by Tomas Mac Giolla Bhrighde, where Feidhlimí has died but won’t admit he is dead. How can he be convinced? Come and see. This was performed for the first time in the Acadamh and was well received. With a cast of well known actors it should hopefully leave the audience satisfied with their nights entertainment. Cast members are- Stuart Mac Pháidín, – Bernard Ó Duibheannaigh , Patricia Ní Fhearraigh, Rosie Níc Gairbheith and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhrighde,{Many of Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair’s members have appeared on Tg4 over the years in programmes such as CU Burn, Gleann Ceo, FFC, Rós na Rún,, Rasaí na Gaillimhe, to name but a few. } The plays are on in Aislann Rann na Feirste on Sunday the 14th of July at 8pm for one night only.ACTING TO THE ‘FOUR’ IN RANAFAST! was last modified: June 28th, 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:Earagail Arts FestivalGaoth DobhairplaysRanafastlast_img read more


first_imgOstan na Rosann staff protesting outside the hotel in Dungloe tonightStaff at the Ostan na Rosann Hotel in Dungloe are protesting outside the premises over the non payment of wages amid reports that the hotel is now closed.The protest continued overnight with staff joined by families and friends holding posters and placards highlighting the fact that they are owed money.Sixteen staff members were locked outside the hotel since early on Monday, when they assembled in a bid to establish when their outstanding wages would be paid. The sixteen staff, male and female, claim they are owed a total of over €10,000 in wages, some individuals owed as much as €1,000.One staff member said that the hotel has been closed since Sunday. He said when they arrived on Monday they were allowed in for a short period to speak with the manager before being asked to leave and the premises was then locked by management from the inside.They say the hotel manager, Mr Malcolm Nesbitt told them last night that the premises is now closed.Staff say there has been ongoing issues with wages at the hotel in recent times and even as far back as August. “I am owed over €1,000 and others are owed much the same. We worked for our money and are entitled to get it. We were been given some now and some again but never our full wages. Some staff haven’t had pay slips since August,” said one staff member.Other staff who left their jobs in recent weeks over wages issues are also still owed money.The 48-bedroom hotel reopened earlier this year under new management after having been closed for around two years. Parts of the building including bedrooms underwent refurbishment work. There was much hope locally that the famous Rosses hotel would resume trading as the successful business it had been for decades.The hotel was due to host a big casino night with dinner this Saturday night December 8th and staff revealed last night that several weddings are also booked at the hotel for next year.Despite several efforts to contact management tonight, no one was answering the hotel’s phone. ANGRY DONEGAL WORKERS PICKET HOTEL OVER MISSING WAGES was last modified: December 4th, 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:ANGRY DONEGAL WORKERS PICKET HOTEL OVER MISSING WAGESdungloeOstan na Rosann Hotellast_img read more


first_imgRally winners Declan and Brian BoyleDonegal’s Declan Boyle and Brian Boyle won the Colm Quinn BMW Galway International rally today in the opening round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship…on a day of success for the county.Boyle, in his Subaru WRC, finished 25.5 seconds ahead of Garry Jennings, also in a Subaru.Eugene Donnelly crashed his Mini WRC out of third place when in contention ending his involvement on the first stage. The drama continued as Jennings closed to within 0.2 of a second of Boyle, who had concerns about overheating coolant that led to the car lapsing on to three cylinders.Jennings though aquaplaned on Stage 8 and lost time but he subsequently cut the deficit to 27 seconds with three stages to go.However, Boyle withstood the pressure and took his first International win.Jennings was well ahead of the Ford Focus of Donagh Kelly, who claimed third on the final stage after Sam Moffett clipped a rock and damaged a wheel rim, he had to settle for fourth. Another Donegal duo also won today – Galway National Rally winners were Declan Gallagher and Ryan Moore.And there was a third win for Donegal competitors when Galway junior rally winners were Paul Creamer and Danny McCloskey.Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally –Round 1, Clonakilty Blackpuddding Irish Tarmac Championship Galway: 1. D. Boyle/B. Boyle (Subaru WRC S12B) 1h. 10m. 00.0s; 2. G. Jennings/R. Kennedy (Subaru WRC S12B) 1h. 10m. 25.5s; 3. D. Kelly/K. Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) 1h. 11m. 28.6s; 4. S. Moffett/J. O’Reilly (Ford Fiesta WRC) 1h. 11m. 32.4s; 5. J. Moffett/J. Rowan (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 15m. 44.7s; 6. S. McCann/L. O’Dowd (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 16m. 04.0s; 7. E. Meegan/S. Whelan (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 16m. 11.5s; 8. M. Doherty/C. Foley (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 16m. 40.4s; 9. B. Cumiskey/R. O’Kane (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 17m. 30.7s; 10. P. Kirk/J. McElhinney (Mitsubishi EvoIX) 1h. 17m. 47.3s. BOYLE CROWNED GALWAY INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHAMP AS DONEGAL SWEEP THE BOARDS! was last modified: February 9th, 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:Declan BoyleGalway Rallylast_img read more


first_imgOne of the last remaining members of a group of people who say they witnessed an apparition of Our Lady near Dungloe has passed away.Teresa Boyle nee Ward, passed away at Letterkenny General Hospital.Mrs Boyle, of Lower Keadue, and her sister Mary say they witnessed the statue of Our Lady at the shrine site at Kerrytown take a human form and shed tears in 1939. In 2009 another group said they also saw crosses in the sky while others said they saw the statue’s heart take on a red form at the same site.Details for Mrs Boyle’s funeral have yet to be finalised. DEATH OF WOMAN WHO CLAIMED SHE SAW APPARITION OF OUR LADY IN DUNGLOE was last modified: August 20th, 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:apparitiondonegaldungloeKerrytownTeresa Wardlast_img read more