Garner slams CARICOM dissolution proposal

first_img UNNECESSARY DEMAND BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) president Joel Garner has hit out at the CARICOM-commissioned Governance Panel’s controversial recommendation that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be dissolved. Garner, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler and a current WICB director, questioned the practicality of the proposed move, contending that all the boards which comprised the regional governing body were legitimate legal entities and, therefore, they could not be simply struck down. “My questions are: Is the BCA, which was constituted by an act of Parliament in 1933, an illegal entity and my selection as president of the BCA an illegal act?” Garner queried, while speaking at the BCA’s quarterly meeting here Thursday. “So I have to ask the question: is the GCB (Guyana Cricket Board) an illegal entity? Is the Jamaica Cricket (Association) an illegal entity? Is the Leeward Islands Cricket Association an illegal entity? Is the Windward Islands Cricket Board an illegal entity? Is the TTCB (Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board) an illegal entity?” He continued: “If they are so, they have all been established in countries in which the prime ministers are making noise and they have to tell the public of the region if these entities are illegal, how they were able to remain vibrant for so long.” In proposing the dissolution of the WICB, the Governance Panel, headed by UWI Cave Hill Principal Eudine Barriteau, also recommended the appointment of an interim board, “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”. While CARICOM heads have embraced the recommendation and resolved to ensure its implementation, the WICB, headed by controversial president Dave Cameron, has rejected it as an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”. The board also slammed the report as “limited in scope”, arguing that the panel’s investigations had “triggered findings and recommendations … which are not supported by the facts”. “The dissolution of the board is simply not a viable, legal or practical option and carries a major financial risk, which the panel either ignored or was unaware of,” the WICB told CARICOM in a written response earlier this year. Last month, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said CARICOM was soliciting advice on the “legal position” of West Indies cricket.last_img read more

Forget Messi, China’s ‘Nine-Goal Diva’ Wang Shanshan is world’s hottest striker

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Unfinished business brings Romeo Travis back to the PBA Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu PLAY LIST 02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu02:00SEA Games 2019 police assessment as of Dec. 502:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:14Carpio 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 Wang earned that nickname from Chinese fans and media when she plundered a scarcely believable nine goals in a dizzying 29 minutes after coming off the bench in a 16-0 demolition of Tajikistan on Monday at the Asian Games in Indonesia.The forward has found the net a total of 11 times, netting in the 7-0 opening victory over Hong Kong and adding a soaring header as China’s women beat formidable North Korea 2-0 on Wednesday to top their group and make the quarter-finals in style.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’China’s free-scoring women, yet to concede a goal, are being feted back home and 28-year-old Wang, in particular, is making headlines for her astonishing prowess in front of goal.There have been tongue-in-cheek suggestions that she could be the answer to the goal-scoring problems of the Chinese men. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “China’s women really have the chance to win the gold medal. The team is blessed to have Wang Shuang and Wang Shanshan in this era,” said one fan on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.China’s evening ended on a sour note, however, after substitute Zhao Rong was sent off at the end and coach Jia Xiuquan followed her for complaining to officials.China’s men play Saudi Arabia in the last 16 on Friday at the Asian Games, although they have struggled for goals in international football in recent times.    /vvpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs This file picture taken on August 8, 2015 shows Wang Shanshan of China (R) shooting the ball during their women’s East Asian Cup football match against Japan at the Wuhan Sports Center Stadium in Wuhan. Wang earned the nickname “Nine-Goal Diva” from Chinese fans and media when she plundered a scarcely believable nine goals in a dizzying 29 minutes after coming off the bench in a 16-0 demolition of Tajikistan on August 20, 2018 at the Asian Games in Indonesia.  /PHOTO: AFP, Wang ZhaoLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo step aside — the hottest striker in world football at the moment is China’s “Nine-Goal Diva” Wang Shanshan.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Wang’s sizzling form is all the more surprising because prior to the past week she was hardly prolific, although she did catch eyes by scoring a backheel volley against South Korea last year — the kind of exquisite strike that Messi and Ronaldo would be proud of.She currently plies her trade in China’s little-noticed domestic women’s league.“For the past three group matches, Wang Shanshan scored 11 goals and became Chinese women’s football’s talisman,” China’s Tencent Sports said in an online article.“In more crucial tournaments, Wang Shanshan will become the key player in helping the women’s team win gold.”Against the North Koreans, midfielder Wang Shuang, who recently signed for Paris Saint-Germain’s women’s team, opened the scoring in the eighth minute, finishing off a fluid passing move.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

RCMP called to Beatton River party on Friday

first_imgA party at the Beatton River turned violent on Friday night. At around 11 pm, a male was assaulted where youth were partying. Constable Jackelynn Passarell explains. [asset|aid=1330|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=01e15f868b62e2eebf27cd9598fa3b76-Jackelynn Passarell_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -She says as grad season approaches, and the weather is getting warmer, youth will want to party. Passarell offers some tips to people to choose to party. [asset|aid=1331|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=01e15f868b62e2eebf27cd9598fa3b76-Passarell 2_1_Pub.mp3]Passarell says the youth is doing fine. She says he chose not to press charges.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Gray: Defoe would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for QPR

first_imgAndy Gray believes Jermain Defoe would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for Queens Park Rangers.Harry Redknapp has been linked with a move for the ex-Tottenham star, as he looks to improve his striking options.And former Scotland forward Gray claims the 31-year-old would be a hit at Loftus Road.“Jermain is a quality football and a genuine goalscorer,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “I was going to say he was wasted in the MLS but that would be unfair.“Jermain would be a fantastic signing for QPR.”last_img read more

AC Milan striker’s agent speaks out on Chelsea transfer rumours

first_imgCarlos Bacca’s agent insists the AC Milan striker is not considering a switch to Chelsea.The Colombian has impressed for the Italian giants since moving from Sevilla in the summer.He took his tally for the season to ten goals on Wednesday with a brilliant rabona strike in the cup win over Carpi.His goalscoring form has alerted Chelsea, with Guus Hiddink in the market for a striker this month to provide support for Diego Costa.However, Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila has now ruled out the prospect of the 29-year-old moving to Stamford Bridge.“It is normal that one of the big teams in Europe are thinking of Bacca, as he is one of the best attackers currently playing,” he told Tutto Mercato.“Many teams have contacted us about Carlos and are willing to spend a lot of money for his transfer, but do not forget he is at one of the best clubs in the world.“And he is not thinking about leaving at the moment.” 1 Carlos Bacca last_img read more

HAPPY HOOPS INTO SCOTTISH CUP FINAL AFTER 4-0 WIN OVER ABERDEEN

first_imgMORE than 300 fans from Donegal made the trip to Hampden Park today to see Celtic safely through to this season’s Scottish Cup Final after a 4-0 win over Aberdeen.Celtic made hard work of their task in a first half which saw Anthony Stokes have a penalty saved by Dons goalkeeper Jamie Langfield after Andrew Considine’s red card for the Pittodrie side.But Neil Lennon’s half-time team talk seemed to do the trick and Celtic ran Aberdeen ragged in the second 45 minutes. Charlie Mulgrew’s free-kick put Celtic ahead after the break and Joe Ledley’s shot doubled their advantage.Kris Commons converted Celtic’s second spot-kick and substitute Shaun Maloney tapped home the fourth on 84 minutes.With Neil Lennon’s side chasing the Scottish Premier League title, Celtic remain in contention for a domestic double and will return to Hampden to face Motherwell, 3-0 victors over St Johnstone in Saturday’s semi-final, on 21 May. Stokes had a number of chances to give Celtic a first half lead.And none would have been easier than when Aberdeen conceded a penalty in thrge 49th minute when Hooper ran on to Scott Brown’s incisive pass and was tripped by Considine, who was sent off for the second time in successive matches against Celtic.But Langfield made a great save from Stokes’ strike.Stokes was foiled again by the Dons keeper when he whipped in a shot from the left.The Irish striker however had a great game and he was put through by Hooper at the start of the second half with Langfield again making a save.Celtic took the lead in the 49th mintue when Mulgrew’s free-kick missed everyone who was waiting in the box and bounced past the despairing Langfield. Smith made another timely block on a Stokes shot as Celtic pressed for a second.Aberdeen had the ball in the net when Magennis headed in but the offside flag had been raised against the Dons striker.And within seconds Celtic had doubled their lead as Stokes’ low cross found Ledley on the run and the Welshman turned the ball past Langfield from inside the box.Referee Willie Collum pointed to the spot for a second time after Young challenged Stokes near the byline and Commons drilled the ball into the net from 12 yards. Commons volleyed over moments later after being found by Stokes and Langfield did well to snuff out the danger when Hooper burst into the box off Maloney’s pass.Celtic completed the scoring when Brown’s low cross was turned back into the six-yard box by Wilson and Maloney, who had replaced Ledley, was on hand to finish.Now the scramble will begin for Cup Final tickets.Hoops manager Neil Lennon said afterwards: “I was delighted with how we played today. Aberdeen made it difficult but we pushed further forward in the second half and made the breakthrough.“We are looking forward to the final against Motherwell but we have a lot of hard work to do before that, so we won’t think about it too much just yet.”HAPPY HOOPS INTO SCOTTISH CUP FINAL AFTER 4-0 WIN OVER ABERDEEN was last modified: April 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:AberdeenAnthony StokesCelticdonegalHoopsKris CommonsScottish Cuplast_img read more

GAELIC GAMES: DONEGAL LADIES TEAM NEWS

first_imgThe the girls made the journey to Claremorris on Sunday in the Tesco league in the third match of the campaign,where some dubious decisions made on ewonder if the finer skills of the ladies game are beign missed as this cold have been a more competitive game to watch.Tthe home side won in the end by some fine free taking by Ciara Staunton.Geraldine Mc Laughlin scored all Donegal’s scores except one in each half.The game was over with ten minutes left as Mayo were sufficiently ahead as two goals were needed to bring the visitors back into the game.Final score Mayo 2-15 Donegal 1-6 Hugh Molloy would like to thank the following folks whon sponsored the trip to Dublion the previous week.Padraig O.Luaigh Fintown,Gareth O,Donnell Pharmacy Glenties,Davi at Glenties Fillin Station,Francis Hueston atn Glenties Coop Teresa Gallagher at papershop Glenties and Derek Melly at Costcutters GlentiesAll regristrations in Ulster must be wityh county registrar by 1st Marchso please girls get your regristrtation for 2013 to county registrar Edel flynn by 1st March latest. There is a referee,s course in Heeneys on Wednesday 27th of February at 8pm so all clubs send your club referee alon gon the night as it is important we have a referee in every club.Finance from all clubs are required by march 1st so register your club 200 euro for senior and 100 for underage as affiliation and 575 toward annual for senior and 375 towards underage teams . GAELIC GAMES: DONEGAL LADIES TEAM NEWS was last modified: February 19th, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: DONEGAL LADIES TEAM NEWSlast_img read more

CAN YOU PLEASE HELP HEARTBROKEN FAMILY FIND THEIR MISSING PET DOG

first_imgMISSING: A family left distraught at the disappearance of their dog have contacted Donegal Daily in a desperate attempt to find out has anyone seen their beloved pet.Kriss Stewart contacted us earlier and has appealed to Donegal Daily readers to be on the lookout for their dog. They’re hoping and praying that their dog can be located and are hopeful still that someone may have spotted her over the weekend.Kriss said, “I have lost my dog from the Welchtown area outside Ballybofey.“She is a small white Bichon Frise. She has been missing since Saturday morning at around 9:30.“My whole family are stressed and upset with the loss of our loved pet. “My mother who is with the dog the majority of the time is breaking into tears at every turn around and is hardly able to function.“We also have another dog who is depressed and is pining after her since she has left.If anyone has any information PLEASE contact 0863857177 and/or 0860555458. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP HEARTBROKEN FAMILY FIND THEIR MISSING PET DOG was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newslast_img read more

Logan Couture on Sharks’ dismal start: ‘Talk is cheap, right?’

first_imgBOSTON — The Sharks didn’t have a big team meeting or something of the sort before Tuesday’s game against the Boston Bruins.“We have to stop talking,” Sharks center Tomas Hertl said, “and play hockey right now.”The Sharks, two days removed from a disheartening 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, finish their five game road trip with arguably their toughest test, as they face the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.The Sharks have just one win in five games and entered Tuesday with a 4-7-1 record, the …last_img read more

European Parliament Tightens Privacy Rules

first_imgThe European Parliament has approved stricter rules for the protection of personal data across the European Union, dealing a blow to research organizations that said the changes would undermine public health and medical research.In a vote held today in Strasbourg, France, 621 members of the European Parliament approved the draft regulation, with only 10 voting against and 22 abstentions. The document, which updates 1995 rules, is based on a 2012 proposal by the European Commission.Many research organizations are worried about changes made last fall by Parliament’s civil liberties committee that define conditions under which researchers can use (or reuse) patients’ data without specific consent. One key change allows the obligation to get consent to be lifted only if the research serves a “high public interest … [and] cannot possibly be carried out otherwise.” Supporters say that the changes are reasonable and necessary to ensure privacy, but scientists argue that the new language is too strict, vague, and threatens important health research.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“We are very disappointed that the damaging amendments relating to research have made it into Parliament’s position on the regulation,” Beth Thompson, a policy adviser at the United Kingdom’s Wellcome Trust, tells ScienceInsider in an e-mail.The reform is not sealed, as the Parliament must now negotiate with the Council of Ministers, which represents the bloc’s 28 member states. “We hope that we can still change things, for the good of biomedical research and for the benefit of patients,” says Nathalie Kayadjanian, senior scientific officer for the medical scientific committee of Science Europe, a group of science funders and research organizations.Medical research is only a small part of the larger debate over privacy, and the U.S. spying scandals uncovered last year have prompted citizens and politicians to take a tough stance. “We must bear in mind that in Europe the notion of personal data protection is not a passing trend or a fleeting cause, it is a longstanding fundamental right,” said Monique Goyens, director general of the European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, in a statement after the vote.last_img read more