The Windies have handed maiden Test caps to 2016 ICC Youth World Cup-winning captain Shimron Hetmyer and fellow Guyana Jaguars left-hander Vishal Singh. They become the 310th and 311th players to wear the maroon cap for West Indies in Tests. The Test is the 50th to be staged at this venue and between the two sides. Teams: WEST INDIES: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer (on debut), Shai Hope, Vishal Singh (on debut), Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wicketkeeper), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel PAKISTAN: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younus Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Muhammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Abbas (on debut) UMPIRES: Richard Illingworth (England), Richard Kettleborough (England) VIDEO UMPIRE: Bruce Oxenford (Australia) MATCH REFEREE: Stuart Broad (England) FOURTH UMPIRE: Gregory Brathwaite (Barbados) West Indies will bat first, after Pakistan won the toss on the opening day of the historic first Test in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series today at Sabina Park here.
The president of the Better Future Foundation, BFF, has called on Liberian students to aspire for not only academic and professional competence, but also moral virtues.Rev. Augustine Arkoi said the attainment of academic and professional knowledge and skills by students without subscribing to honesty, sincerity and other ethical standards through self-perseverance has the potential to make one’s attainment of education irrelevant to the society.The BFF President made the call recently when he delivered a keynote address at the 23rdgraduation and closing program of the Family Nursery School, located at Mamba Point in Monrovia.Speaking on the Theme: “As a Student, I Will Make Liberia a Good Country,” Rev. Arkoi asserted that the attainment of good virtues by Liberian youth and students through personal commitment and perseverance remains a cardinal foundation in the reconstruction of the post-conflict nation.“The good of any nation is determined by the commitment of its citizens to honesty, hard work, respect for, and adherence to the rule of law,”he stressed.According to him, Liberia would be a good country when its youth and students who are the future leaders subscribe to good studying habits and behaviors.He challenged Liberian students to resist academic malpractices including bribing of teachers,” sex for grades and promotion, among others which he said, are prevalent in the nation’s educational system.Rev. Arkoi who is also a respectable civil society activist and social worker described such acts, which often involve students and unscrupulous individuals in the Liberian educational system as “incubation of corruption.”According to him, “Making Liberia a Good Country requires you, as students and future leaders, to rise above such malpractices that are endemic and systemic not only in the Liberian schoolsystem, but the nation as a whole.”Rev. Arkoi used the occasion to commend the school’s Board of Directors, chaired by former Minister of Education, Dr. D. Evelyn S. Kandakai, administration and staff for the institution’s smooth operation and contribution to the educational sector, spanning 23 years.He indicated that the Mamba Point community,widely considered a diplomatic enclave in Monrovia also contains many slump and underprivilegedcommunities wherein many school age children are yet to gain access to educational and other learning opportunities owing to the apparent poverty conditions of their parents and other family members.To enable such increasing number of indigent children residing in the Mamba Point slump communities gain access to education, Rev. Arkoi strongly called on the Government of Liberia and other stakeholders to accord the school much needed support to expand its services to Mamba Point Community and its environs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
As the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly commences, President David Granger is expected to raise the ongoing border controversy with neighbouring Venezuela, with several international bodies.The annual meeting of 193 countries officially opened on Tuesday at the UN’s Headquarters in New York. According to Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, President Granger will be raising the issue during his presentation to the General Assembly on September 20.“He will doubtless also be addressing issues pertaining to the greening of Guyana…,” Minister Greenidge said during a round-table discussion on the Foreign Policy Fact Files Programme.The President is also expected to highlight issues of global governance during his presentation. “He will touch upon the problems of global governance, the issues pertaining to how the small and the voiceless can be given the opportunity to have their messages heard, and to have the UN act in a manner that is consistent with their interests,” the Minister stated.Moreover, Guyana will also have meetings on the sidelines with Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers during the General Assembly where a sub-committee is expected to address the border controversy, Greenidge pointed out.“The Commonwealth Foreign Ministers will in the course of their deliberations be looking at issues they’ve highlighted: problems of governance within the Commonwealth and also problems of borders,” he explained.The border issue will again come up during meetings with Caricom’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR). “COFCOR will also be meeting with the same view, to look at common issues and to ensure that their positions are synchronised,” Greenidge further detailed.According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, peace and security are major concerns of Guyana during this sitting. He added that agriculture and issues pertaining to gender are among some of the other focus areas for Guyana at this year’s General Assembly.Minister Greenidge and a team from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, along with Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Michael Ten-Pow, will also be in attendance at the General Assembly.
The storm was drawing subtropical moisture so the snow level only dropped to about 6,500 feet. The weather service posted a high surf advisory through 9 a.m. today because of breakers up to nine feet with dangerous rip currents. The surf was expected to decrease today. Scattered power outages were reported by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, including Silver Lake where about 4,200 customers lost power during various times Sunday morning, DWP spokeswoman Marie Lemelle said. Downed power lines were blamed for the outages. There were other brief outages in South Los Angeles that affected about 5,400 customers, and about 1,700 Mar Vista customers suffered power outages. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There was little punch from a weekend Pacific storm system that rolled ashore and left less than an inch of rain across parched Southern California. The National Weather Service had forecast up to two inches of rain by dawn Sunday, prompting warnings of mud and debris flows in burn areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties scorched by wildfires last year. Rainfall amounts during the 24-hour period ending at 10:30 a.m. included 0.82 of an inch in San Gabriel, 0.81 at Santa Barbara Airport, 0.65 in Morro Bay, 0.58 in Paso Robles, 0.48 in Santa Maria and 0.42 in downtown Los Angeles. There was only a 20 percent chance of more rain on today and increasing to 30 percent tonight and Tuesday.
Our resident Blue gives her view on all things Stamford Bridge…The sight of Chelsea’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard scoring for Man City against his old team hurt more than certain Blues fans would care to admit.It was hard to begrudge Lampard another moment of glory as he slotted the ball past Thibaut Courtois with familiar ease, after 13 years of loyal service to our club.That equaliser signalled two-points dropped and the end of Chelsea’s Premier League winning streak, but also the gulf in form between Lampard and fellow 36-year-old Didier Drogba.Both Blues legends have made limited appearances this season, but Lampard has netted already while Drogba is yet to create a convincing chance.Now the third choice striker, behind the prolific Diego Costa and summer signing Loic Remy, it was perhaps a surprise to see Drogba handed his first start following his return in Chelsea’s Champions League Group G opener against Schalke.A flurry of missed chances and laboured movement followed and, although the club were careful not to publicly criticise Drogba’s performance, it was worrying given Costa’s injuries and Remy’s lack of recent football at this level.The Ivorian drew another blank in his late Capital One Cup cameo on Wednesday, while once again Lampard started for City and went on to score a brace as his side beat Sheffield Wednesday 7-0.With Lampard clearly showing few signs of age, it poses a question: why, even though Cesc Fabregas arrived, was he allowed to leave? And how did Drogba convince Jose Mourinho of his value to the team?The former Galatasaray forward is unquestionably a Chelsea legend. His 157 Blues goals between 2004 and 2012 is some feat, so it would be horrible to witness the decline of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning striker firsthand.Two years abroad at Shanghai Shenhua and in Turkey certainly have not helped Drogba’s aging process and neither has an ankle injury.The veteran has asked fans for patience as he returns to full fitness after the Schalke game, but how much patience can you have at a top club like Chelsea?The demands of elite football are relentless and after waiting three years in vain for £50m Fernando Torres to turn up, the Spaniard was finally offloaded this summer. Mourinho could do without waiting for another attacker to shine, as he aims for Premier League and Champions League glory.While making allowances doe Drogba could be detrimental to the team, his reputation as a brilliant, pivotal figure in our noughties success perhaps justifies giving him time to come good.Drogba may yet become an important asset to Mourinho once again, but right now the truth seems difficult to accept: Drogba might not be good enough for Chelsea any more, but Lampard still is. And given the chance, I’d have Super Frank back in a heartbeat.Chelsea fans, do you agree? Should Didier Drogba be given time to find his feet? Comment below… Frank Lampard proves he is still capable of playing at the highest level 1
The ‘Donegal Youth Orchestra’ has been going from strength to strength. With members from all over Donegal, music is what brings these young people together. Reporter Kate Haley catch up with the Youth Orchestra’s leader, violinist Joanne Cuffe, for her take on this youth establishment.How many members are in the Youth Orchestra? There are about 50 members in total, not too big but not too small!Do you enjoy the whole experience?Very much so, playing as part of an orchestra is great craic and a great musical experience. What made you want to join?I heard about the orchestra through a friend. I immediately like the sound of it because I had very few opportunities to perform in public on violin before this.How much do you have to practice?The orchestra rehearse every two weeks on a Friday evening and more regularly coming up to concerts. We all get practice parts to take home and go over any tricky parts in the music as well but its not too bad!What’s the farthest anyone has to travel to get to practices?Our members are from all over Donegal. We have members from Bundoran, Glenties, Buncrana, even Longford! Some people have to travel for over an hour to get to rehearsals and that takes real dedication!What’s been your favourite moment playing with the orchestra? I have a lot of fond memories of the orchestra! My favourite moments were playing in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and playing with the famous Donegal group Altan.Do you find everyone works well as a group?Definatly, every member has a part to play, however big or small to make a piece come to life. The music really brings everyone together and everyone works well as a team! Are you considering a future in music? Yes I am considering studying music in college and hopefully being in an orchestra will open new doors for me and I will get to experience the opportunities it brings with it.What’s the best thing about the Orchestra?You gain so much musical knowledge and make loads of new friends who all share the same interest in music.What’s the worst thing about the Orchestra?Having to move all the big percussion instruments around for each rehearsal, it takes a lot of muscle!Tell us something we didn’t know about the Orchestra?Strangely enough, there are actually four sets of twins in the Orchestra!Are you in any other music groups?Yes, I’m in quite a few. I’m in the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, EGO (Errigal Groove Orchestra), Amici Choir and a band!What made you want to be leader of the Orchestra?I had been in the orchestra and other groups for a good few years and I thought that now I could help the younger members with my experience. I thought I would learn a lot of skills socially and musically. Most of all I thought I would really enjoy it, so I auditioned and got the role as leader!Do you play any other instruments aside from violin?Yes, I play the piano, viola and I love to sing.What would you say to anyone considering joining the Orchestra?I would say, definitely come and give it a go. It is very different experience than playing solo and you get a great buzz from being part of it! The orchestra can produce a really rich sound from the combination of all the instruments, it’s amazing being a part of it.FEATURE: INTERVIEW WITH THE LEADER OF THE DONEGAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA was last modified: June 3rd, 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:FEATURE: INTERVIEW WITH THE LEADER OF THE DONEGAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSeparately, a special United Nations envoy to Sudan ended a visit to the troubled Sudanese region to urge people there to support the new peace agreement, the U.N. said Saturday. Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sudan Jan Pronk made his three-day visit as splinter rebel groups continue to withhold support for the Darfur Peace Agreement signed May 5 by the Sudanese government and the two main rebel factions. Pronk was back in Khartoum on Saturday after discussions with tribal and community leaders and refugees displaced by the conflict that has killed nearly 200,000 people and made homeless 2.5 million since 2003. The African Union has demanded that any rebel groups still holding out on the peace deal sign it by May 31. A splinter faction of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement and the rebel Justice and Equality Movement have resisted pressure to join. “To achieve peace and security for your people, regain your rights, get your fair share of power, receive compensation and attain reconstruction, you must accept and support the peace agreement,” Pronk told displaced Darfurians in a makeshift camp in Mournei, according to a statement the U.N. mission in Sudan e-mailed to The Associated Press. KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese security have arrested a human rights activist in Darfur but have not charged him or allowed his family or lawyers access to him, the head of a human rights center in Khartoum said Saturday. Mossaad Mohamed Ali, coordinator of the Amel Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture, a non-governmental organization, has been in detention since Wednesday, said Faisal Al-Babir, chairman of the Human Rights Center. “We understand that he is suffering from bad food they offered him, and neither his family nor his doctor were allowed access to him,” Al-Babir told The Associated Press. Although authorities have not pressed charges against Ali, Al-Babir believes that they detained him because of the counseling he provided to victims of violence in the area. People displaced by the conflict asked for protection by U.N. peacekeeping forces against attacks by the Arab militia known as Janjaweed, and for more food rations and other relief supplies. In Juba in southern Sudan, two Sudanese soldiers were killed and a United Nations peacekeeper was injured in an explosion at an ammunition storehouse, the official Sudanese news agency reported Saturday. Sudanese military spokesman Mohammed al-Aghbash told the news agency that the explosion on Friday probably occurred when high temperatures caused some of the ammunition to explode.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WE’LL never forget that Sunday in September – or the world tour of Donegal with Sam Maguire which followed.This video captures the build-up to both of Donegal’s goals.Watch it to enjoy it again. DDTV VIDEO: ANOTHER CHANCE TO ENJOY MURPHY AND McFADDEN’S GOALS AGAINST MAYO was last modified: December 25th, 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:DDTV VIDEO: ANOTHER CHANCE TO ENJOY MURPHY AND McFADDEN’S GOALS AGAINST MAYO
It’s as rare as a Government politician staying at home for Paddy’s Day.Ruairi KeatingBut Finn Harps almost saw off their hoodoo against Derry City in a pre-season friendly today.Ollie Horgan’s side were winning 0-1 at the break thanks to a penalty from on-loan Sligo striker Ruairi Keating. But after a period of heavy rain, the referee decided the pitch was unplayable at the restart.It’ll be a quiz question in a few years time – ‘When did Harps ‘reign’ supreme at Derry City?It may just be a sign of things to come as Harps kick of their season against Shels next week.WILL HARPS EVER ‘REIGN’ OVER DERRY CITY? was last modified: March 1st, 2015 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)
RANKED Emery takes charge of his first European game as Gunners boss smart causal MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Arsenal begin their Europa League campaign with a home clash against Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava.The Gunners reached the semi-final of last season’s competition where they were beaten over two-legs by eventual winners Atletico Madrid. What is the team news?With fixtures coming thick and fast, expect Arsenal to be much-changed from their win over Newcastle.Alexandre Lacazette has forced his way back into contention, whilst Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac remain sidelined.The visitors have a clean bill of health as they look to cause a huge early shock. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware Unai Emery’s side got off to a slow start this term, but are showing signs of improvement with three Premier League wins on the bounce.The visitors have made a topsy-turvy opening to their own domestic season, winning four and losing four of their first eight games.What time is kick-off?This Emirates clash takes places on Thursday, September 20.Kick-off is at 8pm.It’s the first competitive meeting between the two sides.Which TV channel can I watch it on?Once again BT Sport have the rights to show the Europa League in the UK this season.This game will be shown live on BT Sport 2.If you want to stream the action, grab the BT App and load it onto your tablet, laptop or mobile device. possible standings FOOTBALL LATEST 1 Getty impact