ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has hailed Stafanie Taylor’s capture of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 International Cricketer of the Year award and says the honour will further boost women’s cricket in the region.The 24-year-old Taylor was on Wednesday honoured with the award for the year 2015 by cricket’s world governing body after dominating the international circuit with 340 runs from nine matches, including three half-centuries, during the period under review.”Stafanie has demonstrated that she is not just an excellent batter and bowler, but also a very good leader,” Cameron said.FANTASTIC JOB”She did a fantastic job when she took over the captaincy against Pakistan earlier this year and was immediately rewarded with a series victory.”This award will help raise the profile of women’s cricket in the West Indies, as it is further proof that young women in the Caribbean can rise to the top of the world in their chosen endeavour,” he added.The right-handed Taylor has been a prolific scorer for West Indies ever since making her debut as a 16-year-old in 2008. Such form landed her the ICC One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012.Last September, she was elevated to the post of captain and inspired her side to a 3-0 victory over touring Pakistan women in the T20 series and a 3-1 win in the ODI series.She plundered 261 runs at an average of 130 in the ODIs to earn the Player of the Series award.Cameron said Taylor had been an “outstanding representative and ambassador” throughout her career.”On behalf of the WICB and the various stakeholders in West Indies cricket, I want to extend congratulations to Stafanie on winning this major award on the ICC cricketing calendar,” Cameron noted.”She has been an outstanding representative and ambassador for West Indies from the first time she set foot on the international stage back in 2008, and she keeps getting better.”
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “With Messi the fight continues, in a good way,” Ronaldo said after being presented the trophy awarded by France Football magazine at a ceremony held at the Eiffel Tower.Messi was second in the voting and Neymar, who left Barcelona in the offseason to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of 222 million Euros ($262 million), was third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseOverall, Messi has a very slight edge.The 30-year-old Messi has been runner-up to Ronaldo on each of his wins. Meanwhile, veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was fourth on France Football’s list. The 39-year-old Italian helped Juventus reach the Champions League final and win the Italian title for the sixth straight season.Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Spain defender Sergio Ramos — both Ronaldo’s teammates — were fifth and sixth respectively.Teenage star Kylian Mbappe finished seventh after helping Monaco win the French title and reach the Champions League semifinals. He joined Neymar at PSG this season in a deal worth 180 million Euros ($216 million) — the second-most expensive ever.Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Tottenham striker Harry Kane completed the top 10.PSG striker Edinson Cavani was surprisingly 11th despite scoring a career-high 49 goals in all competitions last term.The Ballon d’Or is voted for by 173 journalists worldwide.It became known as the FIFA Ballon d’Or for six years in conjunction with world soccer’s governing body. That association ended last year, when it became the sole award of the magazine once more.The last player to win it before either Messi or Ronaldo was Brazil midfielder Kaka — who starred for AC Milan when it won the Champions League in 2007. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Ronaldo has been runner-up to Messi four times, with the exception being when midfielder Andres Iniesta — Messi’s brilliant club teammate — finished second in 2010 after scoring the winner for Spain in the World Cup final. Ronaldo did not make the podium that year, with Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi taking third place.He has bounced back to win the last two.Ronaldo was shown on television receiving his latest award Thursday while making the sign of five with his left hand as held the trophy in his right.“Of course, I feel happy, it’s a big moment in my career,” Ronaldo said. “It’s something I hope to win every year.”The 32-year-old Portugal forward also took home the Ballon d’Or prize in 2013 and 2014, and in 2008 when playing for Manchester United.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Messi won it from 2009-12 — with Ronaldo runner-up three times during the period — and in 2015 ahead of Ronaldo and Neymar.Ronaldo claimed it back last year after helping Portugal win the European Championship and starring for Madrid as it won the Champions League.“Thanks to my Real Madrid teammates,” Ronaldo said, adding. “I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level.”Last season he won the Champions League once again — scoring twice in a 4-1 rout of Juventus in the final — and played a key role as Madrid won the Spanish league title for the first time since 2012. His leaguetally of 25, however, was his lowest since joining the club in 2009.Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Champions League with 115 goals.“If he can score 10 times in training he will, that’s what impresses me,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “His ambition impresses me. I’m proud to be his coach.”He set another competition record on Wednesday, scoring in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to become the first player to find the net in all six group-stage matches.It took his tally to nine so far, but in La Liga it has been a very different story during this campaign.In August, he was banned for five games after shoving referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back following his red card during a 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. He missed the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup in Madrid plus the first four matches of the Spanish league season.Since then, he has managed only a meager two in 10 games and Madrid is fourth — already eight points behind leader Barcelona after 14 matches. Messi is already well clear with 13 league goals. LATEST STORIES Short-handed Nets beat Thunder in Mexico City Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)PARIS — A decade of dominance as the world’s two best soccer players has left Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi level with five Ballon d’Or awards each.Despite once trailing 4-1 to his longtime rival, Ronaldo moved level after winning the award again on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It said police shot dead 77 petty criminals across Indonesia during the same period, a large increase from 2017.Police were criticized last month when they said they had killed 11 street thugs in Jakarta in under two weeks. They were among 52 suspected criminals shot in the capital for resisting arrest.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’Amnesty official Usman Hamid said hosting an international sports event “must not come at the price of abandoning human rights” and called for all deaths to be promptly investigated.“These shocking figures reveal a clear pattern of unnecessary and excessive use of force by the police, and a constant veil of impunity that taints public security institutions,” he said in a statement. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Soaked! Djokovic’s match suspended in rainy Cincinnati Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The spokesman for Indonesia’s national police didn’t return calls or text messages.Indonesian police have also carried out a heavy-handed policy against suspected drug traffickers, fatally shooting dozens last year.Some 12,000 athletes from 45 nations and territories are competing in the 18th games, which open Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 JAKARTA, Indonesia — Amnesty International says Indonesian police fatally shot dozens of petty criminals in a deliberate campaign of “unnecessary and excessive” force ahead of the Asian Games.The rights group said Friday that 31 of the police killings it recorded from media reports between January and August were directly linked to street-crime crackdowns for the games being hosted in Jakarta and Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
…Chairman to address capping migration with GovtGovernment has announced plans to construct humanitarian centres to house Venezuelan refugees fleeing here from political and economic turmoil in their homeland, but the influx is seeing greater numbers, and Chairman of Region One (Barima-Waini), Brentnol Ashley, is slated to discuss a possible cap on immigration with Government. He disclosed these details in an interview with <
Region 5 flooding– MMA, NDIA working to alleviate crisisFollowing the protest action that residents in Region Five (Demerara-Mahaica) took on Monday to vent theirFarmers and residents suffering at Union, Region Fivefrustration over the ongoing flood crisis, measures have since been taken by the authorities to alleviate the situation.On Tuesday, Guyana Times was told that several communities continued to be affected by floodwaters, as many homes, notably in Union, were under water. Meanwhile, at Baiboo, along the Mahaicony River, farmers complained that they too were being affected by the floodwaters. Farmers in riverine areas, along the Mahaicony River, are requesting relief from the Government.While the situation at Blairmont was said to be “fairly good”, this publication was told that Bush Lot continued to be affected. This is due to the reportedly weed-clogged drainsRegional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal explained that the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA), and National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) installed tractor-driven pumps in the Trafalgar and Union areas.Acting NDIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick Flatts stated that these pumps combined have the capacity to drain approximately 1200 gallons of water per second. According to Flatts, there are four tractor-driven pumps draining the residential areas, and two excavators cleaning the canals and drains of debris.Meanwhile, the Government Information Agency (GINA) on Tuesday quoted General Manager of the MMA/ADA, Aubrey Charles, as saying that pumps were “working continuously” to drain the land.Charles, who was said to be on the ground engaging farmers and affected residents, explained that downpours of rain caused the floodwaters to rise.“The water has risen in a couple of the villages so I’m out in the field here, now at Litchfield going down in the backdam. The pumps can’t deal with the amount of water,” the General Manager explained.“The pump at Mora is an irrigation pump, that pump is not working, that is only to bring water into the system. The pump at Pine Ground is working. We can’t use the pump at Mora Point because it is a fixed pump to bring water into the system, it can’t take water out, but right now we want to take water out,” he further told GINA.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder stated that the flooding in Trafalgar and Union has been compounded by the non-working pumps which were vandalised some time ago.It was pointed out that the damaged pumps, located at the Trafalgar pump station, have a combined capacity to drain “almost 3000 gallons of water per second”. Works to fix these pumps are expected to soon commence.It was on Monday that over 200 angry residents from Number 30 Village, Trafalgar, Union and Bush Lot protested the flooding. Reports stated that the residents gathered in Number 30 Village and with the use of trailers, blocked a major access road, which caused a 45-minute traffic delay.Guyana Times was also told on Monday that the Region Five Chairman and the MMA/ADA General Manager had to rush to the area and explain to the angry crowd what measures were being implemented to alleviate the flooding. All of this took place with heavy Police presence.Later that day, Police were once again summoned as the situation flared up in Bush Lot, where the road was also blocked. Police ranks quickly removed the encumbrances. The flooding in Region Five has been ongoing for over a month.
The win set the stage for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Sunday when top-ranked Wisconsin, still smarting from Tuesday night’s 64-55 loss at Michigan State, comes to town. The winner is assured of at least a share of the Big Ten title. Ohio State has won 12 in a row overall, 24 in a row at home and 11 in a row in the Big Ten. The conference winning streak is the second-longest in school history, eclipsed only by the 27 in a row by the Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek teams of 1960-62. No. 13 S. Illinois 58, at Indiana St. 50: Tony Young scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to help Southern Illinois beat Indiana State and win the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title outright. At Mississippi St. 83, No. 17 Vanderbilt 70: Jamont Gordon recorded his first career triple-double – and the second in school history – with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as Mississippi State snapped a 13-game losing streak against ranked opponents. At No. 20 Louisville 72, St. John’s 48: Terrence Williams scored 16 points to go with four rebounds and four assists the Cardinals rolled over listless St. John’s. At No. 21 BYU 76, Colorado St. 67: Keena Young scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half, and Brigham Young won its eighth straight. At Miami 68, No. 24 Virginia 60: Jack McClinton scored 14 points, including two late 3-pointers to lead Miami. At Tennessee 69, No. 25 Alabama 66 (OT): Chris Lofton scored 20 points, JaJuan Smith added 16 and Tennessee rallied to beat Alabama in overtime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jamar Butler scored 18 points, and Greg Oden had 17 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 2 Ohio State beat Penn State for the second time in eight days, 68-60 on Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio. Daequan Cook added 12 points and Ron Lewis 11 for the Buckeyes (25-3, 13-1), who hold a one-game edge with two games left in the Big Ten race. At No. 3 Florida 63, S. Carolina 49: Al Horford scored 20 points, Chris Richard added a season-high 14 and Florida rebounded from its first loss in more than two months. The Gators (25-3, 12-1), whose 17-game winning streak was snapped Saturday at Vanderbilt, clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and improved to 17-0 at home. At No. 5 North Carolina 83, North Carolina State 64: Brandan Wright scored 24 points and North Carolina pulled away for an easy victory. No. 8 Texas A&M 66, at Oklahoma St. 46: Acie Law IV scored 19 points, and freshman Donald Sloan added 15 as Texas A&M handed Oklahoma State its most lopsided home defeat in nearly three decades. No. 12 Georgetown 75, at Cincinnati 65: Jeff Green scored 21 points and had a tone-setting block, helping Georgetown extend its winning streak to 10 games.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of February 2019.The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project increased from 3,186 in January to 3,494 in February.The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,185 which is 77 percent of the workers.- Advertisement -Construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce from the Peace River Regional District made up 28 percent or 791 of the workers which is up from January’s numbers of 697.The number of apprentices employed on the project decreased from 102 in January to 93 during the month of February.The number of Indigenous working on the Project increased from 293 in January to 313 in February.Advertisement Women working on the Project saw a slight increase from 381 in January to 391in February.
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FOLLOWING SEVERE WEATHER PERIOD – DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WATER SUPPLY UPDATEDemand for water remains high throughout the County affecting storage. As a result water supply will be restricted tonight in the areas noted below,Whilst these are planned shut downs to conserve water – the public are reminded that other areas may be interrupted at anytime to facilitate repairs to mainsWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 10:00pm until 8:00am(these restrictions arise from burst watermains which are being repaired) Water Service staff are currently responding to burst water mainsin the Gortahork area which will affect local service until later inafternoonNo Planned overnight restrictions to water suppliesWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amConvoyCastlefinRaphoeLiffordBallinacorTievebrackGleneelyPlanned overnight restrictions to public water supplies (Saturday 1st January 2011) GLENTIES ELECTORAL AREALeittermacaward to DungloeArdara to KilclooneyDONEGAL ELECTORAL AREASTRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREA Ballybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each nightNo Planned overnight restrictions to water supplies There may be interruptions in the Quigley’s Point / Drung / Iskaheenareas where demand remains very high.Water Service staff continue to check locally for losses. That said thereis presently no planned restrictions to supplies in that area overnight. Water Service staff are currently responding to burst water mains in theCarrigans area which will affect local service until later in the dayNo Planned overnight restrictions to water supplies The important message here is that we wish to continue our appeal to the public to help eliminate wastage and conserve water we are seeking key holders of all types of properties where water may be lost to return and check for lossesINISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREALETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREAWater Conservation AppealThe Council are very actively involved throughout the county responding to bursts on watermains, however the sooner we get that level of buy-in from the public the sooner we can reduce the exceptional demand for water and return to normality We suspect the increased demand for water arises fromtaps left runningburst mains which have not yet been locatedleakage in private propertiesThe Water Service in Donegal wish to appeal to the public to help us eliminate such wastage. This will help save water stored in reservoirs and avoid further shortages throughout the county .With the experience from the widespread disruption last winter we are highlighting the following areas in particular where the public can help eliminate wastage of the public water supply:Running taps – please avoid leaving taps running. This is counter productive and will run down available water in storage Burst mains / leakage – any suspected leaks on watermains or wastage should be reported to the County Council at your local public services centre.Vacant properties – please continue to check vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged by freezing conditions. Ideally the water supply to vacant buildings should be turned off and systems drained of all water, e.g. where members of the public who are going on holiday during the coming months, we would recommend that they turn off the water supply to their premises and drain all water out of the system before leaving the property.Farming Community – we ask that you check all field connections and turn off leaking drinking troughs. This has proven to be a serious problem in rural areas in recent years. We also ask for your assistance in checking for burst pipes in farm buildings and burst hoses laying over ground. Essentially anywhere on the farm that water may be lostCaravan Parks – another area that is often remote where plumbing may be exposed and water losses can be slow to appear, we appeal to all caravan park owners to turn off the water supply to eliminate wastage.Once again the co-operation of every community is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies.DONEGAL WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTIONS FOR SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM was last modified: January 2nd, 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)