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first_imgInzamam to coach AfghanistanISLAMABAD (AP):Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said yesterday that he will coach Afghanistan during the upcoming limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe.Calling Afghanistan “a fast rising team in international cricket,” Inzamam told The Associated Press that he will fly to Harare tomorrow to take charge of the ICC associate member.”They have some good fighting cricketers and what I will be looking forward (to) is to better their batting technique in international matches,” said the 45-year-old Inzamam, who scored 8,830 runs in 120 Test matches and 11,739 runs in 378 ODIs.He retired from international cricket in 2007.Afghanistan will play five ODIs and two Twenty20s against Zimbabwe, starting October 16.Smith disappointed with postponed tourMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Australia cricket captain Steve Smith said yesterday he was disappointed he won’t get to lead the Test side to Bangladesh and he felt it for cricket fans in the South Asian country.On Thursday, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said the two-Test tour of Bangladesh, scheduled to start with a warm-up match today, would not go ahead after Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs identified a serious security risk.An Italian citizen was shot to death by a gunman on a motorcycle while walking in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone on Monday. The militant group Islamic State later claimed responsibility.Smith said he understood the disappointment of the cricket community in Bangladesh.”I really feel for them,” Smith said. “They were all looking forward to us coming over, to playing over there so hopefully we can get an opportunity to get over there at some time.”Klitschko vs Fury rescheduled for Nov 28BERLIN (AP):Wladimir Klitschko’s postponed heavyweight title defence against Tyson Fury has been rescheduled for November 28 at the same Duesseldorf venue.The Ukrainian had been scheduled to defend his IBF, WBO and WBA belts against the British fighter on October 24, but the bout was called off after Klitschko tore a tendon in his left calf in training.Klitschko says in a statement Friday that that “injury will heal quickly enough for me to enter the ring on November 28.”Fury, unbeaten with 18 knockouts in 24 wins, is bidding to become the first fighter to defeat Klitschko since Lamon Brewster on April 10, 2004.last_img read more

With promising core, Bulls open season eyeing bigger things

first_img“You’re not going to hear (general manager) Gar (Forman) or I talk about wins or anything like that,” executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said. “But the expectations are to see this team come together. … We feel we’re deep. We’ve got at least two deep at every position.”If Paxson’s message sounds similar to the one he delivered after last season, well, not much has changed since then.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThough the Bulls hardly appear to be championship contenders, they believe they have the potential to make a jump after going 27-55, their worst finish since 2003-04. They are banking largely on improvement from within to start climbing in the Eastern Conference, starting with the season opener at Philadelphia on Oct. 18.That means Lauri Markkanen building on an impressive rookie season and Zach LaVine showing he really is a franchise cornerstone. It wouldn’t hurt, either, if Jabari Parker stayed healthy after signing with his hometown team in the offseason. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college BACK HOMEParker gets a chance to get his promising career back on track with his hometown team. The son of a former NBA player, Parker averaged 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in four seasons with Milwaukee. He also tore the ACL in his left knee twice. Parker might be a bit of an odd fit since he figures to play more at small forward than power forward once Markkanen returns. But it’s a low-risk deal with the Bulls holding an option on that second year. Parker starred at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy — the same school where former No. 1 draft pick and Bulls MVP Derrick Rose played — before going on to Duke and the Bucks.PITCHING INThe Bulls drafted Wendell Carter Jr. with the No. 7 overall pick. And they are banking on big things from the big man. The 6-foot-10 Carter averaged 13.5 points and 9.1 rebounds as a freshman at Duke last season while helping the Blue Devils advance to the Elite Eight. With his ability to hit from the outside and score down low, the Bulls see him as a strong complement to Markkanen.ON THE BENCHHoiberg comes into his fourth season with a 110-136 record and a roster more suited to his pace-and-space style. That’s something he didn’t have early in his tenure. It’s also something that’s changed the past two offseasons. And a younger roster is a better fit for Hoiberg, who had no experience as an NBA head coach when he was hired away from Iowa State in 2015.“The commitment that Fred and the players made this summer to improvement really are creating a culture with these young guys of playing hard, working together,” Forman said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MARKKANEN MENDINGThe Bulls expect Markkanen to miss the first few weeks because of a left elbow sprain. The 7-foot forward from Finland was injured at practice late last month, a blow for a rebuilding team. But the Bulls are expecting bigger things after he finished fourth among rookies at 15.2 points per game and second in rebounding (7.5) because of his work ethic and dedication in the weight room.“On the defensive end is where it will help him most, being able to play more positions comfortably,” coach Fred Hoiberg said.PAYING OFFThe Bulls didn’t wait long to match the $80 million, four-year offer sheet LaVine signed from Sacramento as a restricted free agent in July. Not a huge surprise. After all, the Bulls didn’t get LaVine, along with Kris Dunn and the rights to Markkanen, in the 2017 draft night trade with Minnesota for Jimmy Butler only to let him go after one season. Now, it’s time for the payoff from the two-time slam dunk champion. LaVine missed the first 42 games while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and sat out the final 14 because of tendinitis in the same knee. He struggled to find his rhythm in between, averaging 16.7 points on about 38-percent shooting in 24 games. A major question is how he’ll fit with Markkanen and Dunn.ADVERTISEMENT In this Sept. 24, 2018 photo Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine (8) head coach Fred Hoiberg and Jabari Parker (2) pose for a photo during media day at the NBA basketball team’s facility in Chicago. With a core of promising young players, the Chicago Bulls believe they are setting themselves up to make a jump after going 27-55 and missing the playoffs for the second time in three years. They’re banking on Lauri Markkanen building on an impressive rookie season and Zach LaVine showing he really is a cornerstone piece. It wouldn’t hurt, either, if Jabari Parker stayed healthy after signing with his hometown team in the offseason. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls missed the playoffs for the second time in three years last season and finished with their worst record in a decade-and-a-half.Even so, management believes the team is setting itself up to climb the Eastern Conference standings.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Oh, what a tangled web

first_imgDear Editor,Again, from my layperson perspective, I am thinking that while calls are being made against the one who voted for the motion to be sanctioned and investigated, those who claimed they knew, but still allowed a perceived great wrong to be committed within the confines of the hallowed Chamber, for various trumped up reasons, what sanctions will be brought against them? So there we have through their individual and collective withholding of this vital information a great wrong was allowed to become a resolution. Oh, what a tangled web.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img read more

Salah can pass Messi and be best in world -Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah, 25, could become the world’s top player succeeding Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, both in their 30s, his manager Jurgen Klopp believes celebrates scoring the team’s fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 17, 2018. © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Mar 18 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Barcelona’s five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi are premature, but that the Egyptian is on his way to one day becoming the best player in the world.Salah’s stunning season continued with a four-goal haul in a 5-0 thrashing of Watford at Anfield to take his tally for the season to 36 on Saturday — the most goals ever scored by a Liverpool player in their debut year at the club. Messi showed why he is still widely considered the world’s best by scoring his 100th Champions League goal in tearing Chelsea apart in a 3-0 win on Wednesday.But Klopp believes Salah, 25, has time on his side to succeed Messi and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo, both now in their thirties, as the world’s best player.“I think Mo is on the way (to being the best in the world),” said Klopp.“I don’t think Mo or anybody else wants to be compared with Lionel Messi. He is the one who is doing what he’s doing for what feels like 20 years or so.”And Klopp challenged Salah to maintain the standards he has set this season in the manner Messi and Ronaldo have for the past decade.“As it always is in life, if you have the skills, you have to show that constantly, and consistently he is very good and he helps us a lot.”Salah even defied the slippery conditions of a snow storm as he weaved his way past Jose Holebas to slot home the opener after just four minutes.“Conditions were difficult. It was obviously slippery and everybody suffered, but not Mo in that situation. It was really special,” added Klopp.– Provider as well –Liverpool had to wait until two minutes before half-time to double their advantage, but there was no surprise who was on the end of a sweeping team move as Salah got his second of the evening from Andy Robertson’s inch-perfect cross.Watford have now lost nine and drawn one of their last 10 away games.And manager Javi Gracia admitted his side had been completely outclassed.“We know we play against one of the best teams in Europe at this moment and they were much better than us,” said the Spaniard.“We need to compete with the best 11 we can and it was not the best performance for us today.”Salah turned provider immediately after the break when his cross was wonderfully backheeled past Karnezis by Roberto Firmino.The Egyptian made it 4-0 with 13 minutes remaining as, despite falling over, he managed to slide the ball past Karnezis.And he then capped off a brilliant personal performance in the dying seconds, thrashing into the roof of the net after Karnezis had fumbled Danny Ings’ shot.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Nursing home seeks staff nurses

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Aras Mhic Shuibhne, a prestigious Nursing Home located 3 miles from Donegal Town, are currently seeking to extend their team and are recruiting for the following role:We require Staff Nurses to cover day, night and weekend duties on a rota basis.Must be registered with An Bord Altranais. Experience with care of the elderly desirable. A high level of the English language is required.Hours per day / week are variable.Please post your CV to: The Acting Director of Nursing, Aras Mhic Shuibhne Nursing Home,Mullinasole, Laghey, Co Donegal or email arasmhicshuibhne@eircom.netPhone No. 074 97 34810Fax No. 074 97 34811EMail: arasmhicshuibhne@eircom.net Job Vacancy: Nursing home seeks staff nurses was last modified: July 25th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Aras Mhic ShuibhnejobNURSESnursing homeVacancylast_img read more

‘Perfect way to end week!’ Man United fans happy with transfer – worth £80m?

first_img Is Alvaro Morata soon to be a Manchester United player? Alvaro Morata has been high on Manchester United’s target list and, with reports suggesting the Real Madrid striker has left his honeymoon to push through a deal, fans are getting excited.The Spain international married Alice Campello in Venice last week before heading to Ibiza for their honeymoon, but it seems the forward is determined to sort out his football future sooner rather than later.Unsurprisingly the news has prompted speculation that a transfer to Manchester United could be completed within the next 48 hours and the Red Devils fans have been reacting.Is he worth the money and will the deal really be completed in two days time? 1last_img read more

REVEALED: THE HURRICANE-FORCE STORM HEADING OUR WAY IN ORANGE WEATHER ALERT

first_imgThe massive low pressure set to crash into Donegal overnight and into tomorrow….snow to follow at the weekendTHIS is the massive storm heading for Donegal tonight – packing hurricane-force wind gusts of more than 120km/hr.Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert this evening for Donegal. A yellow alert is in place for other counties.“Southwest to west winds with mean speeds of 50 to 75 km will gust 90 to 120 km/h are on their way,” said Met Eireann’s Siobhan Ryan. “It will also bring very high waves so there is also with the risk of coastal flooding.”The warning is in place from 6pm this evening until 6am tomorrow morning so it’s going to be a very stormy night.It will remain blustery on Friday before temperatures drop dramatically on Saturday. The UK Met Office is predicting snow of 5cms to 15cms for north Donegal on Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.Winds will be westerly 60-100 km/hr and large waves likely on the Donegal coast over the weekend.  REVEALED: THE HURRICANE-FORCE STORM HEADING OUR WAY IN ORANGE WEATHER ALERT was last modified: January 9th, 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:donegalHurricanesnowstormWarningweaherweather warninglast_img read more

Paw yeah! Pooches hit the shops for launch of Irish Guide Dogs Donegal – Picture Special

first_imgIf you’re having a ruff week, then it’s well worth visiting the Letterkenny Shopping Centre this Friday afternoon for a cheering up.Irish Guide Dogs, Assistance Dogs and Ambassador Dogs are having a puppy party today to celebrate the relaunch of the local branch of the Irish Guide Dogs charity in Donegal.The gathering is the pawfect chance to learn about the organisation and donate a few euro to support the training and care of life-changing dogs. Ambassador Zaide at the launch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinIrish Guide Dogs Regional Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Foley and local brand ambassdor Jennifer Doherty with guide dog Sybil at the launch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThere are 14 working dogs in Donegal – seven assistance dogs for children with autism and seven guide dogs for people with visual impairments.The newly launched branch will be led by guide dog user and local awareness ambassador Jennifer Doherty, puppy trainer Lesley Newberry and kennels owner Michelle Healy. The team have brought some friendly companions with them to celebrate the launch, much to the delight of shoppers in Letterkenny. Jennifer Doherty, Lesley Newberry, Michelle Healy, Harry McDaid, Alex Good and Lynda Foley with Sybil, Zaide and MillieShoppers from the Ballyraine Training Centre with Jennifer Doherty and Sybil at the launch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinTracey and Ryan Peoples, Con Baird and Ambassador Dog Zaide at the launch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinDog lovers can visit the stand to pick up some great merchandise, including bags, notebooks, toys and popular puppy teddies with their own harnesses. Raffle tickets are on sale for a national draw with a Ford Focus up for grabs.  People can also sign up to volunteer with the local branch or apply for a representative to visit their workplace or school/ college and give a talk.Every euro counts for Irish Guide Dogs, which has around 70 branches across the country. Lynda Foley, regional fundraising coordinator said: “It costs €5million a year to provide the services we do for people who are visually impaired and children with autism. We have a large volunteer network and I am super grateful to the people here in Donegal who are giving up their time voluntarily to support the organisation. Our headquarters is in Cork, so we are absolutely thrilled to be reaching up to Letterkenny and into Donegal.”The Donegal branch will link local guide dog and assistance dog owners socially and co-ordinate fundraisers throughout the year, particularly at Christmas and the annual Guide Dog collection day.Check out the Facebook page for more info: Donegal Branch of Irish Guide Dogs Ambassador Dog Millie at the launch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinClaire Doherty with assistance dog Banjo and local brand ambassdor Jennifer Doherty with guide dog Sybil at the launch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinLaunch of the Donegal branch of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Photo Rachel McLaughlinPaw yeah! Pooches hit the shops for launch of Irish Guide Dogs Donegal – Picture Special was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:charitydonegal branchfundraiserirish guide dogsLetterkenny Shopping Centre.last_img read more

Fulham among clubs interested in QPR’s Onuoha, report claims

first_imgFulham, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion are interested in QPR defender Nedum Onuoha, as are clubs in Turkey, Goal.com say.It is claimed that Rangers boss Harry Redknapp wants to discuss a new contract for the 27-year-old but that Onuoha could look to move on amid ‘uncertainty’ over his role following the recent signings of Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker.A source is quoted as saying: “Nedum is happy at QPR and figured prominently last season, but he won’t accept sitting on the bench this season, and he knows there is interest elsewhere.”Onuoha played an important role for QPR last seasonMeanwhile, the Evening Standard say Redknapp is considering a move for French striker Andy Delort.Brentford are also apparently interested in the 22-year-old, who plays for Tours in the French second division and scored 24 league goals last season.See also:Chelsea reported to have made enquiry about striker RemyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Half-time: Middlesbrough 0 Fulham 0

first_imgFulham absorbed first-half pressure at the Riverside Stadium, where Albert Adomah came close to giving Middlesbrough the lead.Adomah nudged the ball against the inside of the post after being found by Ryan Fredericks’ cross.Having won their last three matches under caretaker boss Kit Symons, Fulham are unchanged from the midweek thrashing of Bolton.Boro are without on-loan Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, who misses out because of illness.Fulham: Bettinelli; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burn, Amorebieta; Parker; Christensen, Stafylidis; Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormackSubs: Kiraly, Kavanagh, Hyndman, Roberts, G.Williams, Woodrow, SmithFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more