Aussie cricket coach in hospital

first_imgSYDNEY (AP):Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has been hospitalised with deep vein thrombosis after falling ill during his team’s one-day international against India yesterday.Lehmann, who battled the illness as a player in 2008, complained of swelling in his calves prior to the match and was taken to a radiology clinic during the second innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Cricket Australia chief medical officer John Orchard said Lehmann would miss the upcoming Twenty20 series against India while receiving treatment, but indicated he was not seriously ill.Orchard said, “It’s a condition that’s got a very good outcome if you get it early, which we have. One of the factors associated with it is that it’s unwise to fly until you’ve stabilised the condition, so he will be absent from the Australian team camp for a short period.”last_img read more

Snake Kills Man, 22, In Zwedru

first_imgBy Simeon S. Wiakanty, InternThe Daily Observer yesterday learned of the death of a 22 year old man, who was reportedly bitten by a snake. Eyewitnesses said Fredrick Gaye died over the weekend after he was bitten by a ‘cassava snake,’ an incident that occurred in the ELRZ Community in Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County.In a telephone conversation with Mark T. Dorue, a resident of Zwedru, on Thursday, August 4, he said Gaye accompanied his colleagues to finish a brushing contract, which he and his friends earlier signed with a lady identified as Sokalateekpar.Dorue said while Gaye and his colleagues were brushing a portion of the farm, he reportedly stepped on the snake, which reacted by biting him, resulting to his death.The late Fredrick GayeMr. Dorue told this newspaper that the incident has created fear in the minds of residents of Zwedru, adding that the incident was the second snake bite to occur in the same locality, which he and other residents considered as ‘demonic.’Another resident, Alphonso Saylee, ELRZ Community chairman, said immediately after Gaye was bitten, one of his friends, identified as Bajabo, ran to a nearby village to inform traditional healers, adding that while Bajabo was away, a snake strangely entered where the victim was being cared for, which really spooked the locals. “It was at that time, we also killed the creature; but by then, Gaye had already died,” Saylee sadly narrated.“A traditional healer who arrived on the scene could not administer any herbs to the victim, because he was already dead,” Mr. Saylee told the Daily Observer via mobile phone on Saturday.Frederick, who has been buried, is survived by his mother, Felecia Gaye, a number of siblings and other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The ‘cassava snake’ (pictured) that bit Frederick Gaye was also killed. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Man drowns at Kitty foreshore

first_imgAn afternoon swim turned deadly for a man who plunged to his death off the Kitty Seawall on Sunday.The lifeless body of Ramesh Ramdeen before it was removedReports are sometime around 12:30h, the lifeless body of Ramesh Ramdeen, 52, also called “Rabbi” of Lot 106 Shell Road, Kitty, Georgetown, was fished out of the Atlantic Ocean moments after he was seen getting into the water.The dead man’s brother speaking with Guyana Times at the scene said he received a call sometime after 12:00h and was informed of his older brother’s death.According to younger Ramdeen, his brother, who had neither wife nor children, would usually spend time at the Kitty Seawall doing odd jobs. He could not say what he was doing there at the time. “Years ago he was a very good swimmer, but for the past ten years he has not been swimming,” the brother said.He said he was told by an eyewitness, who was also a close friend of the dead man, that Ramesh had passed him on the seawall going to swim. He said a few young boys who also went to swim informed him that “a man drowning out deh”.The friend went to investigate and found his friend’s body “floating with froth coming out his mouth”. According to younger Ramdeen, the man would usually consume alcohol, and had been allegedly drinking prior to going into the water.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, a small crowd had gathered around the man’s body which was covered with his clothes. Porters from the Lyken’s Funeral Home later took the body away. A post-mortem is expected to be performed on the man’s body today.last_img read more

Rice edges Arif and Dirtbags

first_imgTexas native Omar Arif returned to his home state and retired nine in a row into the seventh, for his longest career outing, but was the hard luck loser, as No. 20 Long Beach State lost 2-1 to No. 6 Rice in Houston on Sunday. The Dirtbags had the game-tying run thrown out at the plate in the ninth to end the series, as pinch runner TJ Mittelstaedt was thrown out by a step at home following a bloop single by Allen Woods with two outs. Rice (5-4) won the three-game series 2-1. Mittelstaedt pinch-hit with two outs and worked a walk and was going with the 3-2 pitch to Woods. He was sent home after center fielder Tyler Henley bobbled the ball. Arif (1-2) struck out three and gave up just two runs on three hits. The Mesquite, Texas, native pitched six and two-thirds innings, using just 80 pitches to shut down the Owls. The Dirtbags (5-4) return home for a mini three-game jaunt, hosting UCLA on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., before hosting California for an abbreviated two-game series on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Rice 2, Dirtbags 1Tuesday: vs. UCLA Blair Field, 6:30 p.m. last_img read more

Smoke bomb causes evacuation at NPSS

first_imgThat smoke quickly filled the school and caused an evacuation of the school and daycare.There was no damage to the school and no one was injured.The RCMP is speaking to witnesses and the investigation is ongoing.- Advertisement -If you have any information about this incident please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.The Fire Department spent over an hour trying to clear the smoke from the school.last_img

New boss Oktay gets Gor dancing again

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players Samuel Onyango and Ephraim Guikan celebrate one of the goals during their 4-0 win over Zoo Kericho at the Kasarani Stadium on December 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Defending champions Gor Mahia bounced back to winning ways in an emphatic manner thrashing Zoo Kericho 4-0 in a rescheduled Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday evening.Ephraim Guikan who at one point had waved the side goodbye showed that he still has some unfinished business scoring twice with Samuel Onyango adding the third and Ugandan Erisa Ssekisambu scoring his maiden goal for the record champions. Both teams however had to end the game a man down each after Francis Kahata and Dennis Kawanga were both sent off for an off the ball incident.This was head coach Hassan Oktay’s first victory for the side in open play having witnessed a 1-0 loss against Nyasa Big Bullets in the CAF Champions League and a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bandari in their season-opening league tit in Mombasa last weekend.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay during his side’s 4-0 win over Zoo Kericho at the Kasarani Stadium on December 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Cypriot put up more or less the same team that played against bandari save for the defense where Pascal Ogweno came in to make his debut in place of the absent Joash Onyango.Gor went into the lead as soon as the game kicked off, Guikan breaking the deadlock inside the opening minute after tapping home a Shafik Batambuze cross.On the quarter hour mark, the Ivorian doubled his count for the game converting from the penalty spot after Samuel Onyango was hacked down by Sabiri Sindani.Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan tries to go past a forest of legs during his side’s 4-0 win over Zoo Kericho at the Kasarani Stadium on December 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOnyango helped himself to a goal before the break, this time Guikan teeing his mate up with the former Ulinzi man curling a well taken shot beyond Martin Elung’at in the Zoo goal.K’Ogalo dominated the game further and they extended the lead in the second half when Ssekisambu slid past the keeper after picking up a well measured pass from Batambuze before slotting home.Gor will now shift their attention to Sunday’s crucial CAF Champions League first round home tie against Nigerian champions Lobi Stars with a place in the group stages beckoning should they maneuver past the two-legged tie. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Diego Costa at centre of penalty storm after warning team-mate would miss

first_imgDiego Costa warned Spain boss Fernando Hierro that Koke would miss his penalty against Russia, according to reports in Spain.Spanish TV channel Cuatro appeared to show Costa telling Hierro “I told you” after his Atletico Madrid team-mate missed La Roja’s third spot-kick on Sunday. Costa could not take a penalty because he had been substituted and the video initially shows him questioning Hierro’s decision to give Koke the responsibility.When Koke is selected, Costa is seen asking: “Is he okay?”Koke, when asked by Hierro, eventually responds: “Yes, I’m fine.”His penalty was tame, halfway between the left-hand post and the centre of the goal. It was easily saved by Igor Akinfeev.All four Russian penalties were converted and Iago Aspas missed Spain’s fifth to send the 2010 world champions crashing out in the last 16.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Costa did not expect Koke to score center_img 1last_img read more


first_imgAs part of an innovative social media challenge, people across the North West are being asked to support a Donegal film by viewing it online.The Regional Cultural Centre has just launched the challenge to promote one film from Derry and one from Donegal using social media and free digital marketing tools.The Donegal film is “Brighter Days”, created by Letterkenny-native Daniel McGarrigle. The challenge is to promote “Brighter Days” to the biggest possible audience in just 3 weeks.The results of the challenge will be presented at a free seminar in Letterkenny on 25th November along with a description of how the promotion was carried out.The 6 minute animated film, “Brighter Days” tells the story of Daniel McGarrigle’s grandfather Colm Melly and is based on Colm’s experiences of emigrating to England in the 1940s and returning to Donegal to raise his family.The film is one of twenty produced as part of the “Sharing Stories” project run by the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny and the Nerve Centre in Derry. Local digital marketing company DohertyWhite is helping to promote “Brighter Days” using social and digital media.“We need people across the North West to help promote the film by viewing it on YouTube or visiting Facebook page and then sharing it with their friends and colleagues”, says Annmarie Doherty of DohertyWhite.“Everything we do over the 3 weeks will be shared with local arts and community groups at a free seminar on 25th November so they can promote their work using the same approach”.The film Brighter Days is narrated by Colm Melly and has been created using traditional hand-drawn animation techniques along with computer generated animation and is accompanied by a soundtrack featuring some of Donegal’s most prominent traditional musicians.Brighter Days can be viewed at or on Facebook at You can also view it directly on YouTube at The official opening of the Sharing Stories Exhibition will take place on Friday 11th November at 7pm in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.The Sharing Stories project supported a series of 20 community and artist films made in Derry and Donegal over the past 2 years. Sharing Stories is a cross-border community film project led by the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny in partnership with the Nerve Centre, Derry. The project is funded by the International Fund for IrelandDONEGAL PUBLIC BEING ASKED TO SUPPORT A HOME-GROWN FILM was last modified: November 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgHealthcare company Abbott is to axed 29 jobs at its Sligo plant. There are currently more than 400 people employed in the diagnostics facility there.Today’s announcement does not affect staff at its Donegal business.The company says there is over-capacity in the manufacturing area of its Finisklin plant and is seeking the voluntary redundancies in both the manufacturing area and support roles. Abbott employs almost 4,000 people in 13 sites in eight counties including at Donegal Town, but says the announcement regarding the Finisklin plant in Sligo does not impact on any of its other sites. BLOW AS 29 JOBS AXED AT ABBOTT DIAGNOSTICS was last modified: June 21st, 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)last_img read more

Express held at home by Bul FC

first_imgExpress now have five points from four games (photo by Shaban Lubega)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueExpress FC 0-0 Bul FCMutessa II War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuTuesday, 23-10-2018WANKULUKUKU – Express FC succumbed to a second consecutive goalless draw at home as they were held by Bul on Tuesday afternoon.Having drawn 0-0 with URA in their first encounter at Wankulukuku, Kefa Kisala’s side could not break down Bul in a game that saw limited goal scoring chances created.After five minutes that had nothing to write home about, Bul’s Hamis Tibita threaded an inch perfect through ball for Daniel Shabena but the later could not make anything out of it as he ran wide of the goal, giving Express a chance to clear their lines.The next few minutes were dominated by the visitors but despite Douglas Owori making several good runs down the left, Bul could not create anything meaningful in front of goal to trouble the home side.Express started growing into the game and on 10 minutes, Micheal Birungi appealed for a penalty after he was blocked Richard Matovu as the winger raced onto goal. However, referee Alex Muhabi waved Birungi’s appeals away much to the disgust of the home fans.Five minutes later, Matovu fell awkwardly around the center-circle and sustained a shoulder injury which forced the Jinja-based side into an early substitution as Hakim Magombe was introduced.The best chance of the game came on 23 minutes when Disan Galiwango sent in a corner from the right but Arthur Kigundu could only head wide Julius Ntambi’s well cautioned cut back, while unmarked in the six yard box.Three minutes to half time, Ntambi was booked by Muhabi for a clumsy challenge on Tibita.Two minutes later, Magombe was also booked for a foul on Ntambi to even the yellow cards’ count.The first half ended goalless with either side failing to create any clear-cut openings.At the start of the second half, Kisala introduced Joel Male in the place of Ibrahim Kayiwa to try and add more creativity upfront.The first chance of the second half saw Ntambi blaze over a free-kick from 30 yards after Tony Odur was brought down by Abdul Mayanja.Five minutes to the hour mark, Express made their second substitution with Congolese export Eric Kambale replacing the ineffective Mubarak Nsubuga.A minute later, Tibita nearly broke the Red Eagles fans’ hearts with a fierce drive from 25 yards but Mathais Muwanga was on had to save it comfortably.With 25 minutes to play, Kigundu handled from just outside the area but Tibita could not convert from the resulting free-kick as his effort sailed just over the wood-wark.In an effort to add more value upfront, Peter Onen introduced Deogracious Ojock in place of the tired Villa Oramchan.However, it was Express who got a chance to win it after Odur was wrestled to the ground by Willis Otong and Muhabi signaled for a free-kick right just outside the 18 yard box. Kambale stepped up but could only look on in disgust as his shot flew over the cross bar.Later on, Joshua Lubwama replaced Shabena for Bul and Nasir Mbabali was brought on in place of Birungi for the home side as both teams completed their substitution.The late substitutions could not make any telling impact as the game ended 0-0.The draw takes Express to 8th position on the log with five points from four games.For Bul, they now move up to fourth on the table with 7 points from four games.The other games played on Tuesday:-KCCA FC 2-0 Bright Stars-Paidah Black Angels 0-0 Tooro United-Kirinya JSS 0-3 Onduparaka FCComments Tags: Bul FCExpress FCStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetoplast_img read more