first_img “The platform was laid for a person like me with a little bit of power,” said Powell. “What I did therefore was to just take a few balls first and get going, and then after get going I could explode and go big.” Entering the fray with the Scorpions well-placed at 269 for two in the 36th over on the back of a record-equaling opening wicket stand of 174 between Chadwick Walton and Steven Taylor, and joining the then on-the-go Jermaine Blackwood, Powell went on to slam nine sixes and six fours in his electrifying act. The recent West Indies one-day debutant then returned to bowl with accuracy and variation to bamboozle the Red Force. The 31-year-old Walton topscored with 117, Taylor got 88, and Blackwood, an unbeaten 108. “The wicket kind of suited me,” he said of his bowling.” It was a not a fast wicket, and once the wicket is not fast, medium pacers, who bowl a lot of cutters and use their fingers on the ball can get a lot of assistance. I,therefore, just went out there to execute. He added: “I also would like to do same in the final, as the team is peaking at the moment, and I would like us to return home with the trophy.” The final is set for a 12:30 p.m. Jamaica time start, and is scheduled to be aired on cable television network, ESPN. -J.L. PLATFORM LAID Enterprising all-rounder Rovman Powell says execution was the order of the day for him against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the semi-finals of the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament and come today, he hopes to replicate this against Barbados Pride in the final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua and Barbuda. A revelation for Jamaica over the past two seasons, the 23-year-old Powell smashed a whirlwind career-best 95 off a mere 45 balls, and claimed a career-best five for 36 off eight overs to help guide Jamaica to a record-breaking 292 runs win over the dethroned champions. The Scorpions batted first and made 434 for four before dismissing Trinidad for 142.last_img read more

first_imgAfter receiving proposals from the Opposition and Government side, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chair retired Justice Claudette Singh will make a final decision on the timeframe for elections today and communicate same to President David Granger.President David GrangerGECOM Chair Retired Justice Claudette SinghThis was announced by both Opposition and Government-nominated Commissioners at the conclusion of a meeting on Wednesday. Opposition-nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj first made the announcement that Justice Singh would be making her decision in the morning.Afterwards, Commissioner Vincent Alexander elaborated on what took place at Wednesday’s meeting. He noted that fellow Government Commissioner Charles Corbin and Gunraj made presentations on various timelines for holding elections.“Commissioner Corbin made a written proposal, which proposed March (2020), with possible negotiations to bring it down to an earlier time. Now it’s up to the Chairman to make a determination, which she said she would do after studies and contacting advisers, an announcement will be made,” Alexander said.Alexander further explained that Corbin had proposed that the encoding of registrants’ data that was gathered during GECOM’s House-to-House Registration could be done concurrently with the extraction of a preliminary list and Claims and Objections.Meanwhile, GECOM later released a statement in which it said that Commissioners Gunraj, Robeson Benn and Bibi Shadick insisted on a November 2019 date for the holding of elections, while Commissioner Corbin made his proposal.“Justice Singh undertook to study the submission, consult with the Secretariat, and based on all the information available to her make a decision on the way forward. Justice Singh will communicate this decision to the President in accordance with the mandate of the Commission (today),” GECOM said in the statement.While the Opposition has insisted elections could be held this year, the Government Ccommissioners have been pushing for elections next year. President David Granger has, meanwhile, repeatedly said that he was awaiting the advice of GECOM before he can set an election date, despite Article 61 of the Constitution of Guyana empowering him to dissolve Parliament and set a set for elections.The responsibility for GECOM to set a date, instead of him, was again repeated in an address to the nation on Monday following a meeting with Carter Center representatives – a meeting during which he promised the organisation not to delay but to act swiftly once GECOM advises him.During the address, President Granger repeated the substance of previous statements; that GECOM is an independent agency and that he has to await advice from GECOM before he can name an election date.The constitutional deadline for holding elections, as set out by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), has meanwhile expired as of Wednesday. When it made its July 18 ruling on the no confidence cases, the CCJ had said that the effect of the No-Confidence Motion was on pause while the cases were being litigated.That process, CCJ President Adrian Saunders had clearly said, was no longer on pause following the court’s June 18, 2019 ruling, which upheld the validity of the No-Confidence Motion and, thus, triggered the need for fresh elections.In keeping with the constitutional three-month provision once a No-Confidence Motion is passed, this would mean that General and Regional Elections should have been held on or before September 18, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgJim Mc Guinness can hardly believe it as Donegal suffer the first major blow of the contest when Mark Mc Hugh was forced to leave the field after sustaining an injury in the opening exchanges. Pic.: Gary FoyDONEGAL star Mark McHugh is being kept in hospital overnight.It follows the head injury he suffered in a sickening clash during the Ulster SFC final clash with Monaghan on Sunday.McHugh went down after a clash of heads with Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly. “If this day couldn’t get any worse I’m stuck in hospital for the night,” said Mark.“But well done Monaghan! From what I can remember, 100% deserved it,” he added in a tweet from his bed a short time ago.Mark is now unlikely to feature in Saturday’s qualifier against Laois.After the defeat, manager Jim McGuinness said the loss of McHugh so early in the game had helped Monaghan. “He was missed in that part of the pitch where we rely on him so much,” said Jim. MARK McHUGH KEPT IN HOSPITAL AFTER CLONES CLASH was last modified: July 22nd, 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)last_img read more

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes All-Ireland Quarter Final Tickets: Ticket orders will be taken between 8.00pm and 9:00pm on Tuesday evening at the Scarvey, prices will be posted on Facebook as soon as they are released.Annual Buncrana GAA BBQ: The annual Buncrana GAA Barbecue is one of the most enjoyable nights of the year and it takes place on Saturday 17th August. Delicious food, full bar, live music and the chance to win the lotto jackpot…Don’t miss it! Admission including food only €10. Emergency Services: Buncrana GAA are delighted to offer our facilities to The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI who will now be using our training field for emergency landings to airlift patients to Dublin when required.Next Wednesday they will carry out a practice Helicopter landing and training drill on our grounds at approximately 6.30pm to 7pm. This is a new machine that the coastguard have and by all accounts is one of the biggest available. It is going to be an interesting sight & parents and children are welcome to view the event at The Scarvey if they wish. Senior and Reserve Football: The Senior and Reserve sides faced Glenfin at the Scarvey on Sunday evening. Unfortunately both sides were unable to record victories, with the Reserves losing out by 3 points and the Seniors losing by a single point, after a very close battle.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U6 Fundamentals: Bun Cranncha C.L.G. youngest team the U6s (Fundamentals) have finished up for their summer break. After training hard all year, the team finished up with a trip away and a presentation morning at the Scarvey. The sessions were well-attended all year and no doubt we have some stars of the future involved in this age category. The coaches would like to thank all the parents who have helped us throughout the year. Last week a mini-summer camp was held at the Scarvey for the 5 and 6 year olds, again this was well attended, by both new and regular players, looking forward to seeing you all back next season. With some fantastic weather ensured it was enjoyed by both players and coaches alike. Sun-cream and water seemed to be the words of the week! The coaches (Claire Doherty, Jim Gillan, Declan Doherty and Bronagh McBriarty) would also like to thank SuperValu for sponsoring the fruit and water on our last day, helping to encourage good nutrition and hydration from an early age!U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9/U10 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) and U10 Football (for children born in 2003) is on Friday evenings in the Scarvey from 6:30pm. New players are always welcome.U12 Football: The U12’s season has now finished and the management team would like to take this opportunity to thank all the current squad and their parents for all their efforts this year. It is estimated that we played 25 matches this year, including teams from 9 different counties, so an excellent effort was made this year. A reminder that we will be going to Rockhill on August 17th, if anyone that has not received information on this please contact Aidan on 0862762671.U13 Football: The U13’s (players born 2000 or after) training begins on Tuesday 30th (7-8pm, team meeting at 6.30 sharp). Training will be Tuesday nights 7-8pm and Friday 7-8.30pm. Full attendance and commitment is required for this short but important season, contact Aidan on 0862762671. Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 17th July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 7-9-18-26There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Barry Gallagher, C/o St Mary’s BingoBrendan Gallagher, Ture, Muff Roisin McDermott, Carraig FernDeirdre Deeney, Castle AveLiam Coyle, Shore RdClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa, or visit our website NEWS – THINGS STARTING TO SIZZLE FOR BUNCRANA BBQ! was last modified: July 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more