WICB fires back! Under-fire board hits out at ‘small groups’; says promises have been kept

first_img SAMMY CRITICAL The meeting was also attended by current men’s T20 captain Darren Sammy, who criticised the board following the final of the T20 World Cup in India earlier this month. The WICB said that only recently, it took the decision to review all governance reports to determine if there were relevant parts that could still be implemented. The Patterson Report, authored by former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson, was produced in 2007, but its main recommendation of a Council of Stakeholders, comprising 23 members, has been ignored by the WICB. “The one recommendation that has not been favoured by the current, or the previous board, is the adding of another layer to the existing body,” the board said. “That has been the bane of contention in recent times, with a few groups calling for the dissolution of the board.” Despite the heavy criticism it received, the board maintained it had performed well. “The board, so far, has lived up to its promises, and while that is being done ‘let’s trust the process’.” ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Regional governing body, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has once again pushed back on growing calls for its dissolution, claiming yesterday that it had “lived up to its promises” and urging the region to “trust the process”. Referring to “small groups” that were “clamouring for its dissolution”, the board, in a statement, defended its stewardship, repeating the argument that it had already implemented 90 per cent of all recommendations from the various commissioned governance reports. The fact that it had opted not to restructure along the lines suggested by the Patterson Report was not enough reason to justify dissolution, the Dave Cameron-led WICB contended. Further, the board pointed to the Under-19 team and the senior men’s and women’s Twenty20 World Cup teams and said their recent success was proof of the board’s efficiency. “In under 100 days since the start of 2016, three teams from the West Indies in two formats won three world titles,” the WICB said. “That accomplishment has come as part of the high-performance programme implemented just over two years ago. That there are small groups clamouring for the board’s dissolution is reason to ask. What more could a region want? “The acceptance of an average of 90 per cent of all the commissioned reports received have been implemented, minus adding another layer of bureaucracy cannot justify calling for the board to be dissolved. “Instead, the small groups should consider, among other things, promises made by governments to contribute to the growth of cricket by hosting matches or international series; continuing to facilitate development that aids in the growth of the sport; creating a more enabling environment for movement around the region; revitalising cricket in the schools across the region; (and) assisting in the setting up of territorial academies.” The board statement comes one day after several West Indies legends, including Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, and Sir Andy Roberts issued a joint statement backing the CARICOM Governance Panel recommendation for the dissolution of the WICB and also calling for the immediate resignation of the board of directors. Outstanding former players Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, and Desmond Haynes were also among the group, which met in Grenada last week to discuss the matter. The legends also met with Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, the chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket, who has been at forefront of the push for the WICB to be restructured.last_img read more

Cartoon: November 13, 2014

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center will hold an information meeting on the various services that Meals On Wheels offers at 10:30 a.m. today at 13225 Walnut St. Meals On Wheels provides home-delivered meals for the disabled, aged and chronically or temporarily ill. It is open for all those who qualify, regardless of income. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. La Leche League to meet Thursday MONTEBELL0 – New moms can get information about breast-feeding by attending a meeting of La Leche League of Montebello from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the De Paul Center, 1105 Bluff Road, Room 4. The group is a nonprofit organization that offers free breast-feeding support at meetings and over the phone. For more information, call (562) 448-9226. Parnell Park to mark first year WHITTIER – Parks officials are inviting everyone to a celebration of Parnell Park Community and Senior Center’s one-year anniversary set for 2 p.m. March 22 at 15390 Lambert Road. There will be health screenings, prize drawings, entertainment and refreshments. For more information, call (562) 464-3350. Lecture to discuss medicine labels LA MIRADA – Behavioral Health Service Inc. will offer the second of a four-part lecture series focusing on medicine education, at 10 a.m. Thursday in the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Topics include how to read medicine labels and setting up a personal medication record. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Or visit www.cityoflamirada.org. Free blood sugar testing offered WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center will offer free blood sugar testing at two locations in Whittier on Thursday. The testing will be done from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road; and from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut St. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Medicare updates topic of meeting WHITTIER – For those interested in learning about the latest Medicare updates, the Whittier Senior Center will hold a free presentation on the subject from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 13225 Walnut St. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Event to benefit local scholarships PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Veterans Council will sponsor a scholarship breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon this Sunday at the Vincent D. Solorzano Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6315, 4865 Durfee Ave. Breakfast will include huevos rancheros with all the trimmings. A donation of $5 per plate is suggested. The proceeds will go to scholarships for local high school students. For more information, call (562) 695-0029. Registration opens for golf fundraiser WHITTIER – Register now for the 35 annual golf classic sponsored by Purple and Gold, a support group that raises funds for Whittier College athletics. The event will be hewld May 7 at Friendly Hills Country Club. To register, or for more information, call Mike Rizzo, (562) 907-4967. – From Staff Reports 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

West Brom agree fee for Man United defender as Joleon Lescott nears Aston Villa move

first_imgWest Brom have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defender Jonny Evans who is now scheduled to undergo a medical with the Baggies, talkSPORT understands.The move is likely to trigger Joleon Lescott’s departure from the Hawthorns, who has his heart set on a move closer to home with Albion’s Midlands rivals Aston Villa.It is believed Villa will pay £1m for Lescott, plus add-ons, after Tim Sherwood identified the two-time Premier League winner as his prime defensive transfer target.Evans has found first-team chances hard to come by this season after Red Devils’ manager Louis van Gaal move Daley Blind to centre-back, and it is believed his former United team-mate – and now Baggies captain – Darren Fletcher convinced the 27-year-old to sign.United initially quoted £10m for the Northern Irishman back in May but may demand closer to £12m as the transfer window nears its close. Jonny Evans 1last_img read more

DONEGAL’S OWN ADVENTURER HELPS TEEN COMPLETE ROUND-IRELAND KAYAK

first_imgA teenager from Portrush, Co Antrim is in the final stages of his solo charity adventure around Ireland in a self-made skin-on-frame sea kayak.Nineteen-year-old Hamish Wilkinson left the comfort of his home in June and is currently kayaking off the Donegal coastline with support from our own adventurer Carrickfinn man Anraí Ó Domhnaill.The teenager set off on his adventure on June 28 and hopes to reach Portrush this week. He has battled storms off the Dingle Peninsula and the challenging waters at Benwee Head on the South West of Donegal bay in his bid to circumnavigate the island.His aim is to become the youngest individual to circumnavigate Ireland on a solo expedition and to complete the expedition in a hand made traditional kayak.The kayak was built by Hamish and his dad John of Valkyric Craft Classic Canoes. The paddles are traditional Greenland Paddles built by Hamish and handshaped and finished in oils.Hamish is also hoping to raise funds for charities Action Cancer and Greeenpeace. Donegal’s own adventurer Anraí is providing logistic and service support to Hamish along the Donegal Coast section of his epic trip.He said: “This charitable young man is an inspiration to us all. I observed him paddling in the wild Atlantic along treacherous stretches of the Donegal coast.“Safety and respect for the sea are core values for Hamish. Although young in years, he is at one with the sea and is clearly a very highly skilled boatman who possesses great courage, stamina and endless determination.“I am certain that he will achieve his Expedition Aims in the next few days on the final stage of this Extraordinary Expedition. To Build your own boat and Paddles and paddle around Ireland is very special.”The teenager has his own Facebook page where you can get updates on his adventure: Hamish Around Ireland and also a blog http://www.valkyriecraft.com/hamishroundireland.htm DONEGAL’S OWN ADVENTURER HELPS TEEN COMPLETE ROUND-IRELAND KAYAK was last modified: September 3rd, 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)last_img read more

GARDAI INVESTIGATE RAPE OF MAN IN INISHOWEN

first_imgGardai are investigating the rape of a man who was picked up by a person he thought was a taxi-driver.Gardai are investigating rape claimsThe man was collected in Derry last week while out socialising and asked to be driven to his home via Heather Road in the city.The man, who was coming from a party, was picked up by a driver who was parked alongside a taxi rank. Instead the man was driven to Inch Island in Donegal where he claims he was subjected to an horrific ordeal.The man, who is in his 20s, claims he was raped by a man for more than an hour.His attacker, who was described as stocky and bald, then drove the man back to Derry and dropped him off close to his home.The attacker is described as approximately 5’6” and was driving a silver car, possibly a Vauxhaull. Gardai have appealed for information and have asked anyone with any information to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 07493 20540. GARDAI INVESTIGATE RAPE OF MAN IN INISHOWEN was last modified: May 14th, 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:Inch IslandInishowenmanrapoelast_img read more

DONEGAL PEOPLE BEING ENCOURAGED TO ‘STEP ON IT’

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Partnership will pilot a new 8 week Outdoor Walking Programme on Saturday 15th February at The Vestry, St Conal’s Hospital, Letterkenny.‘STEP ON IT’ aims to improve your functional fitness through walking, and will subsequently concentrate on walking technique, posture, warm ups/cool downs, stretching, goal setting & nutritional advice.The programme has been developed and will be delivered by a fully qualified FitWalk Ireland tutor, and will incorporate different challenges and routes each week. The programme is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities; regardless of whether you walk regularly or not.Come along and join a group that will provide the enthusiasm and motivation to help you achieve the maximum benefits from walking, and ensure your walking workout is enjoyable and worth while!Registration is from 10.45am, with the session starting at 11am. Sessions will run every Saturday morning for 8 consecutive weeks, with weekly activity plans distributed at each group meeting.A once-off registration fee of €20 will cover your 8 weeks on the programme and all additional supporting material. To pre-register, email Karen@activedonegal.com or phone/text 087-7376537 with your Name & Contact details or queries can be made by contacting the Donegal Sports Partnership Offices on 074-9116078. DONEGAL PEOPLE BEING ENCOURAGED TO ‘STEP ON IT’ was last modified: February 11th, 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPletterkennyStep On Itwalkerslast_img read more

Donegal Airport 5K a massive success

first_imgA big turn out of runners and walkers come out last Saturday for the second Annual Airport 5K at Donegal Airport in Carrickfinn in association with the Rosses Athletic Club.This year’s event was raising funds for the Arranmore Lifeboat and St. Colmcille’s Coastal Rescue in Bunbeg. The sun shone and the turnout was massive. A strong wind put an end to any hopes of the course record time being beat this year as runners and walkers had nowhere to hide from the fresh breeze.The race winner was local man Shane O Donnell with a time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds, and the first lady home was another local, Fionnuala Diver in 20 minutes 3 seconds.A spokesperson for the event says; “A big thank you to the following for making the day such a success: Donegal Airport Staff – for the facilities and runway set up, Rosses AC members – for race organisation, Rosses Branch of RNLI fundraising and Sean Boyle as Race Starter, North West Chip timing – Herbie Mc Daid for all the race data and extras, Kieran Carlin – for the expert photos and finally to all the public young and old and athletes from visiting athletic clubs who came out in their numbers to support a worthy cause.“See you all next year at the Airport 5K on one of the World’s most scenic runways!” Full race results can be found on the Rosses AC Facebook page.Donegal Airport 5K a massive success was last modified: June 28th, 2017 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:5kCarrickfinnDonegal AirportResultslast_img read more

WATCH: Mark Hamill praises the Wild Atlantic Way in thrilling Star Wars advert

first_imgStar Wars actor Mark Hamill is championing the Wild Atlantic Way as the perfect place to escape the Dark Side. The actor has starred in a new tourism video to showcase the best features on the west coast, including Fanad Lighthouse in Co. Donegal. Hamill has already complimented Donegal greatly during his promotional tour for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.This latest video is a sci-fi themed celebration of Ireland’s connections to Star Wars that showcases holidays on the Wild Atlantic Way.At the end of the film, Mark Hamill addresses viewers, saying: “Escape the dark side along Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way – the perfect place to get away from it all”.It’s filmed using the trademark Star Wars screen-wipe transitions (where one shot replaces another by moving from one side of the frame to another) and sound effects – which Star Wars fans around the globe will recognise. From the craggy summit of Skellig Michael to Ireland’s most northerly tip, Malin Head, key locations were handpicked by Star Wars location scouts to represent Ahch-to – the oceanic planet which became home to an exiled Luke Skywalker. Tourism Ireland intends to leverage the huge global popularity of Star Wars for Irish tourism once again.“The fact that another Star Wars film was shot on location along the Wild Atlantic Way is truly a fantastic coup for Irish tourism,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.“The Last Jedi is bringing our magnificent scenery to the attention of millions of people around the world. It’s a fantastic way to significantly boost awareness of the Wild Atlantic Way – and Ireland in general – and presents Tourism Ireland with a superb opportunity to highlight Ireland in 2018.”Tourism Ireland’s promotional campaign will roll out in 15 markets around the world and across social media. They will launch the next phase of the Star Wars campaign on 27 December, targeting fans of the science fiction franchise everywhere.Could Donegal’s next tourists be from outer space?WATCH: Mark Hamill praises the Wild Atlantic Way in thrilling Star Wars advert was last modified: December 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Mark HamillStar Warsthe last jediTourism IrelandWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Humboldt State women’s basketball beats Sonoma State for fifth straight victory

first_imgArcata >> The month of December has treated the Humboldt State women’s basketball team about as well as it possibly could have.And its not like that changed in the final game before the Jacks’ holiday break.Behind the 1-2 punch of Isa Conde and Kindall Murie, Humboldt State extended its winning streak to five games with a solid 68-55 victory over Sonoma State at Lumberjack Arena on Saturday night.“As long as I’ve been coaching, I dread this game before Christmas, I really do,” HSU head coach …last_img