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Sammy sparks in Zalmi loss

first_imgSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy’s rearguard knock was not enough to save Peshawar Zalmi from their second straight defeat as they went down to Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard’s Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Chasing 175 for victory at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Zalmi slumped to 69 for six in the 12th over before staging a stirring comeback to come up just short at 165 all out, with one ball remaining in the innings.Sammy helped lead the rally, stroking 34 from 26 deliveries with a four and three sixes, in a 70-run seven-wicket stand with all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who slammed 54 off 28 deliveries.Together, they had pulled Zalmi back into contention when Sammy perished in the 18th over, pulling an innocuous delivery from seamer Sohail Khan (3-28) to Gayle at short fine leg.Once he departed, Afridi was left to carry the burden, but his dismissal in the final over ensured Kings’ victory.FAILED TO SPARKEarlier, Kings rattled up 174 for four off their 20 overs, with Shoaib Malik top-scoring with 51 from 27 balls and opener Babar Azam hitting 46 from 38 deliveries.However, Gayle yet again failed to spark, making 11 from nine balls at number three before holing out to a superb catch at long on by England’s Eoin Morgan off off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed in the 13th over.Pollard faced just four balls at the end for his four not out.last_img read more

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Narine cameo fires KKR to victory

first_imgKOLKATA, India, CMC – Sunil Narine excelled with a cameo at the top of the order as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down a challenging total to beat Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. Playing at Eden Gardens, Kings XI posted 170 for nine off their 20 overs and KKR overhauled the target in style, with 21 balls to spare to move to the top of the standings on net run rate. Captain Gautam Gambhir top-scored with an unbeaten 72 from 49 deliveries, posting 76 for the first wicket with Narine who smashed an entertaining 37 off  18 deliveries. First used in the opening role for Melbourne Renegades during the last Australia Big Bash, the left-handed Narine thumped four fours and three sixes in an a partnership that required a mere 34 balls. He took a particular liking to fast bowler Varun Aaron who he belted for back-to-back sixes and then a boundary in the sixth over before succumbing to the fourth delivery, caught at deep mid-wicket off a mis-directed pull. Gambhir, who counted 11 fours, then added 40 for the second wicket with Robin Uthappa (26) before putting on a further 55 in an unbroken third wicket partnership with Manish Pandey (25 not out). Earlier, off-spinner Narine proved superb with one for 19 in a miserly four-over spell as Kings XI struggled to get going after being sent in. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was the leading bowler with four for 33. David Miller and opener Manan Vohra both top-scored with 28.last_img read more

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Bo Hedges and Team Canada finish 2nd in pool A at World Wheelchair Basketball Championship round robin

first_imgCanadians can watch the games live on the Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Canadian Paralympic Team Facebook pages and at cbcsports.ca. HAMBURG, GERMANY – The Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, co-captained by Wonowon native Bo Hedges, placed second in pool A after an intense 83-71 loss to Iran on Monday at the 2018 World Championships in Hamburg.The smaller Canadian side had trouble containing the Iranian squad’s height, with the latter dominating in the paint and repeatedly converting on turnovers by Canada.After building up a 22-point lead it looked as though Iran would cruise to victory early, but Canada was resilient and clawed its way back into the game, coming within four points of tying it up late before Iran closed it out.- Advertisement -After the loss, Canada finished the round robin with a 2-1 record.The Canadian men will next play in a crossover match on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the quarter-finals.Their opponent and game time are to be announced. Meanwhile, the Canadian women return to action against the Netherlands at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Blind pilot flies craft 13,500 miles

first_imgA blind British adventurer touched down in Sydney, Australia, Monday to end an epic 13,500-mile flight by microlight aircraft from London. Miles Hilton-Barber braved snowstorms, freezing temperatures and torrential downpours during his 54-day journey under the supervision of sighted co-pilot Richard Meredith-Hardy. “It’s the fulfillment of an amazing dream,” Hilton-Barber, 58, told reporters at Sydney’s Bankstown airport. “I’ve wanted to be a pilot since I was a kid. Now I’m totally blind and I’ve had the privilege of flying more than halfway around the world.” Hilton-Barber, who lost his eyesight to a hereditary condition about 20 years ago, is hoping the trip will raise $2 million for the charity Seeing is Believing, which works for the prevention of blindness in developing countries. He took to the skies from Biggin Hill air base in south London on March 7 in a microlight aircraft, which looks like a cross between a tricycle and a motorized hang-glider, with the aid of an audio device that reads out navigational information such as air speed and altitude. Hilton-Barber also has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc, run marathons in the Sahara and Gobi deserts, and even attempted to reach the South Pole, hauling a sledge over 250 miles of Antarctic ice. 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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Mourinho faces Watford test as he searches for Man Utd mojo

first_imgDefeat at Watford — who have won all four of their games — would leave United nine points off the lead and their title ambitions in tatters midway through September.Former United and England defender Gary Neville hopes his old club can still mount a challenge to Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool despite two defeats in four matches.“If they can stay in it until January and maybe get one or two defenders in, they may have a chance, but I doubt it,” he told the Times newspaper. “I think United will be third or fourth.”Neville insisted it is far too early to write Mourinho off despite his early-season struggles, which have given rise to the suspicion he is yesterday’s man.“I think Jose is a brilliant manager, and, in a 25-year career, young managers will emerge, people will ask questions if you aren’t successful,” he added.“He’s having a more difficult time, but finished? I genuinely think that’s a nonsense.”– Pogba rift –Romelu Lukaku is in fine form for club and country © AFP / Andy BUCHANANMourinho’s tasks in solving a rift with World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba and his side’s defensive frailties have not gone away in the international break, even if some of his stars showed the richness of the resources at his disposal with their countries.Romelu Lukaku continued a fine start to his season by netting three times for Belgium and Marcus Rashford scored twice for England, against Spain and Switzerland.Rashford has struggled for time on the pitch at United this season with Mourinho able to pick from a clutch of attacking options including Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.But the United boss will be spared the difficult decision of whether to play Rashford over the next few weeks, with the 20-year-old starting a three-game ban against Watford following a red card in the Burnley match.Mourinho could be also be without defender Luke Shaw, who suffered a nasty head injury in England’s match against Spain on his return to the national side.Watford brushed aside Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace as they made a perfect start to the season.But their real statement of intent came in their come-from-behind win against Tottenham that enabled them to keep pace with Liverpool and Chelsea.Watford boss Javi Gracia, though, warned his side of under-estimating United.“Nowadays we talk about the coaches a lot more, but they have a great squad, many internationals, recently crowned champions of the world,” said the Spaniard.“We’ve seen them in all the big international games and we know it is going to be a very difficult game. But we will try to compete in the same way we have done things in the last couple of games.“I think that as soon as we begin to think the next game is going to be easier for some reason, we are dead… we will pay heavily for any sense of over-confidence against a team like United.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Manchester United after two defeats in four games © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United side to high-flying Watford on Saturday knowing they cannot afford another slip-up if they are to stay on the coattails of the Premier League pacesetters.A 2-0 victory against struggling Burnley followed by an international break has taken the heat off the Portuguese manager as he tries to inject momentum into a stuttering start to the season.last_img read more

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Video: Port Vale handed draw thanks to bizarre injury-time penalty

first_imgSwindon were left furious on Tuesday night when they were denied all three points against Port Vale by a controversial injury-time penalty.With the Robins leading 2-1, Port Vale were allowed to take a corner deep into added time despite Swindon defender Brandom Ormonde-Ottewill lying injured in the penalty area.Thinking play had stopped, team-mate Jordan Williams punched the ball out of play, conceding a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage-time.Sam Foley duly converted, earning Port Vale a 2-2 draw and a point despite a dominant display from the Robins.Check out how the incident unfolded in the video above!last_img

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Raytheon selected for radar upgrade

first_imgDefense analyst Paul Nisbet estimated that Raytheon could make $2 million to $3 million on each new radar system, not including initial engineering and design work. That would bring the value of the work at least into the mid-$100-million range. And that’s without the engineering. Raytheon recently began work to deliver eight upgraded radars for a different version of the aircraft, the F-15C model. That project, for the Air National Guard and Air Force, is funded by a $52.2million contract. Furthermore, Raytheon expects to upgrade the radar for nearly 300 other F-15C aircraft for the Air Force and Air National Guard, Henchey said. “It’s really a huge amount of business across the board, and we haven’t even talked about internationally,” said Henchey, who used to fly the aircraft for the Air Force. The F-15E, the two-seater version that specializes in air-to-ground attack, has been bought by various nations, most recently Singapore and South Korea, Henchey said. The new Raytheon radar to be installed in F-15E and C models is a variety of the radar the company makes for the Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet. “We are leveraging this technology and upgrading it constantly as it goes to both the Navy and Air Force war fighters,” Henchey said. Known as the active electronically scanned array, or AESA, the Raytheon radar is more powerful than the existing F-15 radars. In addition, the AESA has no moving parts, making it less prone to defects or needed maintenance than a traditional mechanical radar. In a statement, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Jon Jones said the new radar would give the F-15E a “new operational level of simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities,” and maintain the aircraft as part of the Air Force fleet through 2035. muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Prime contractor Boeing Co. is still finalizing the details with the Air Force. But the value of the work to Raytheon could be hundreds of millions of dollars. The systems will be engineered and designed mostly in El Segundo and built in Texas and Mississippi, said Mike Henchey, director of strategy and business development for Raytheon’s Tactical Airborne Systems division in El Segundo. “It’s a big jump here because between the design and production, the high-tech force that works here in El Segundo will be working hard on the design and development phase through about 2015 and beyond,” Henchey said. “It won’t be a lot of additional jobs. It will just continue the need for this high-tech work force.” Development work in El Segundo will begin next year. Raytheon employs about 8,000 workers in El Segundo. EL SEGUNDO: The company could make hundreds of millions of dollars on system improvement for the Air Force. By Muhammed El-Hasan Staff Writer El Segundo-based Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has been chosen to upgrade the radar systems for the Air Force’s 224 F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft, the company said Friday. last_img read more

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DONEGAL DAILY COMMENT: HOW LONG IS ALAN SHATTER GOING TO ALLOW THIS THUGGERY TO CONTINUE?

first_imgAlan ShatterDONEGAL DAILY COMMENT: We write hundreds of stories every week at Donegal Daily. We rarely write an editorial comment.But today it’s time to ask a simple question: How long is our Justice Minister going to allow thugs to terrorise the people of County Donegal?Alan Shatter controls the purse strings, our courts and An Garda Siochana. And we DON’T HAVE ENOUGH GARDAÍ to deal with the sickening crimes which has left people terrified in their homes right across this county in the past few weeks.Like the weather affected by a so-called ‘Storm Factory’ in the Atlantic, Donegal is being bombard by a ‘Crime Factory’ – wave after wave of criminal attack on some of the most vulnerable people in our society.Elderly widows have been shaken out of their beds by thugs smashing their doors down with sledgehammers.Old men in the twilight of their lives have been bound, gagged and had knives put to their throats by lowlife criminals. Some Gardaí have said they’re in control; it’s just the reporting of crime by journalists which makes it look bad. What utter rubbish. People don’t want to hear statistics when they’re dealing with an elderly relative left traumatised or worse – like poor Suzy Arthur who never recovered and eventually died.But most Gardaí know what the real story is – there simply isn’t enough of them. They struggle from shift to shift (on barmy shift patterns) to get to grips with the criminals.They know for a fact that their colleagues up in Dublin have all the resources they want; whilst our county struggles to cope.Gardaí do their best. Some even work unpaid extra hours for the benefit of this community and we should be grateful for that.But when they do catch criminals – and they do catch them – we often see them bailed, given Community Service Orders and fined – fines which they don’t even pay. And what is the root cause of all of this; Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice.It is he who isn’t giving Donegal the policing resources it needs.And it is he who is telling judges to try to avoid filling up our prisons.No amount of waffle will wash anymore after another senseless attack this weekend on a couple in Lifford. No amount of rubbish about ‘specialist targeting’ of criminals counts.We’ve had enough. Health Minister James Reilly gives Letterkenny General Hospital HALF the money per patient that Dublin hospitals get.Alan Shatter is giving us half the number of Gardaí we need to fight this scourge of crime.It’s time for our SIX TDs – all of them – to stand up for Donegal.And demand that Alan Shatter either gives our Gardaí the resources they need or get the hell out of Government.DONEGAL DAILY COMMENT: HOW LONG IS ALAN SHATTER GOING TO ALLOW THIS THUGGERY TO CONTINUE? was last modified: February 23rd, 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:Alan Shattercrimehasn’t got a clueJUSTICE MINISTERlast_img read more

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Hilarious tweet captures picture of unusually hairy driver…

first_imgSince the announcement of Donald Trump as the USA’s new President-elect, tempers have flared as people debate about whether or not he is competent enough to take the reigns from Obama.In the midst of this world-wide Trump vs. everyone else division, Máire Bhreathnach shared this hilarious tweet that is sure to give you a giggle.Seriously chilled out drivers in Donegal today 😂 ‘Is teann gach madra ag a dhoras féin’ pic.twitter.com/KTYXoUSV7c— Máire Bhreathnach (@MBhreathnach) November 10, 2016 The Donegal presenter tweeted the image of this driving doggie with the caption; “Seriously chilled out drivers in Donegal today! ‘Is teann gach madra ag a dhoras féin’.”The Fast and Furryous?We’re sure this will cheer you up if you’re feeling a little melan-collie about global politics at the moment!Hilarious tweet captures picture of unusually hairy driver… was last modified: November 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:COLLIEDOGdog drivingFunnymaire bhreathnachlast_img read more

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DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN WOMAN TO UNDERTAKE SKYDIVE FOR CHARITY

first_imgSponsored SkydiveJulie Patton from Drumkeen and friends Emma Brolly and Eimear Mc Elchar are taking part in a sponsored skydive at Galway airport on the 29th March 2014, in memory of Shane Patton and Shane Brolly. All proceeds going to Our Lady’s Hospital for sick children Crumlin, donations big or small would be greatly appreciated. Contact Julie on 086 1958421 or email drumkeennotes@gmail.com if you would like to donate. Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 07th Mar 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders on duty this week Sandra Kennedy, Lauren Guthrie and John Mc Laughlin. Thanks to AB Fitness for the fun workout last week“Date for your Diary” our Easter quiz is on Fri 11th April, more details later Drumkeen Community ChildcareEnrolment Evening (ECCE / Playschool places only)Date: Monday 10th March 2014 Time: 7.30pm Venue: Drumkeen Community ChildcareParents are asked to bring the following information;Both child & parent’s PPS number, Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate, Copy of Child’s Immunisation,Authorisation of collection photos (person collecting your child on your behalf)To qualify your child must be no less than 3 years 2 months and no more than 4 years 7 months on September 2014 (children must be born between 2 February 2010 and 30 June 2011). Phone 074 91 49919 for enquiries Spinning/Circuits/BoxerciseSpinning classes continue mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Jiving ClassesJiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359. St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 The National GAA Draw tickets are now on Sale priced at €10 ALL money goes directly to your Local GAA Club there are great prizes to be won from All-Ireland Football and Hurling packages AND trips to Australia and New York . Ticket sellers from St Marys Club will be calling around the Parish soon. Underage training from 6-7 on Fri Bring €2 and Drink Can all parents please ensure that their child keeps on the Footpath and that they are collected from the Playing Field after each session.Senior men Training as NormLadies training 7-8 Tues evening and sun morning 10.30 till 11-30 in clubhouse check page for detail new players welcomeBest wishes to our Ladies Niamh Mailey, Cathy De Ward and Kelly Wilson in their matches for the Donegal Senior ladiesDrumkeen Utd FCLotto Results 23rd Feb 08, 10, 15, 18. No jackpot winner 3 winners €34 each. Concepta Mc Namee, Drumkeen. Kathleen Bonner, Aughygault. Darelle Mc Daid, Stralongford. Next weeks jackpot € 3,300.00 Lotto’s only €2Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 26th Feb 13, 14, 15, 21. No jackpot winner. 1 winner €100 Laurence Arbuckle, Muff. Next weeks jackpot €2,100. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN WOMAN TO UNDERTAKE SKYDIVE FOR CHARITY was last modified: March 1st, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more