India lose despite Sharma’s brilliance

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP): Steve Smith and George Bailey scored centuries and shared a 242-run partnership as Australia beat India by five wickets in the series-opening limited-overs international yesterday, reaching the victory target of 310 with four balls to spare. After winning the toss and batting, the visitors posted 309-3 with Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 171 from 163 balls and Virat Kohli contributing 91 to a 207-run second-wicket partnership, surpassing the record 199 for India against Australia held by Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman since 2001. The Indian top-order batsmen dominated an inexperienced Australian attack on the true WACA wicket, with James Faulkner’s 2-60 the pick of the bowling figures. The World Cup champions were in trouble at 2-21 in reply, with Barinda Sran (3-56) removing opener Aaron Finch (8) and David Warner (5) before Smith and Bailey set up the victory with the fourth-highest ODI partnership ever for Australia. Momentum swung after Bailey was given not out after appearing to glove a leg-side catch off Sran to wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his first ball. With no Decision Review System in play, India had nowhere else to appeal when umpire Richard Kellenborough ruled Bailey not out. STRONG INNINGS He went on to score 112 from 120 balls and was instrumental in helping Smith, who scored 149 from 135 balls before he was dismissed in the last over, take the ascendancy against India’s slow bowlers in the middle overs. The match was all but over when Smith chipped Sran to cover on the first ball of the last over. Mitch Marsh finished unbeaten on 12 and James Faulkner (1) hit the winning run as Australia reached 310-5. Smith, the Australia captain, won the Man of the Match award despite the strong innings from Sharma, who recorded the highest score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia.last_img read more

2 Win Over LD2M

first_imgIt may be termed as a dream come true or dream never thought of, but the reality is that it has happened. And only by a stroke of luck it was, that two young Liberians have joined the list of Liberian Dollar millionaires.Eric Robinson, 30, and Sylvester Wounuah, 23, are the newest millionaires to join the ever increasing list of the cash boys but their stories for reaching their status is an intriguing one, which came courtesy of Winner’s Incorporated, a sports betting company operating in the country.The two men have decided to invest their money as well as seek higher education.Robinson and Wounuah won LD$1,116,180 each, which is about US$12,684 over the weekend after taking up an interesting ticket that contained some of the most fascinating results that swept across the European soccer games last week.The two winners had picked a ticket that cost LD$30.00They were astonished at the end of the day when they realized that their ticket was the jackpot. Speaking yesterday at the cash award ceremony Mr. Yacob Batshon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Winners Incorporated Liberia, said even though the company has given money out to winners, the two young men had won big money.He described the winning as a great promotion, as the company stands to get more profit from the money they are giving out to the winners because it will encourage more customers for the company.CEO Batshon disclosed that the company came in the country to help Liberians by providing jobs and brightening the minds of Liberians that participate in it.“Our company is growing because we give our winners the exact amount they win and we don’t delay in making payments,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club getting in gear for 2013 racing season

first_imgClub triathletes will also be participating in the regional short distance triathlon series, as well as the Ironman and Challenge events. Members can also practice their triathlon skills with the five event duathlon, run-bike-run series, a good way to begin training for a triathlon.The Blizzard Bike Club provides participants a fun and challenging way to get into shape or stay fit, and only costs an annual fee of $50.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club, either visit the Club’s official website, call 250-785-3711 or drop into Ferris Fast Cycles. The breakdown of this season’s events will include 23 time trials, 10 Cyclo cross races, 24 mountain bike races, 5 duathlons, 1 triathlon, 2 hill climbs as well as 20 massed start road events.Also taking place will be the long distance Randonneur series, which will be made up of 11 events.Local cyclists will also be competing in a variety of regional, provincial and national events such as an Ironman Challenge, Stony Plain and Calgary Half Ironman and Grandfondo’s, being held in Penticton as well as in Kelowna.- Advertisement -The first race of the season will hit the roads March 3 with a challenging early season Baldonnel road race, followed by the tough winter Roubaix race series, with the final club event being raced October 28.Rides with Blizzard Bike Club coaches will begin in June, and will include 10 weekly sessions. Winter turbo training will also continue twice a week until the conclusion of March.Due to the expansion of the Club’s mountain bike races to 24 events on the Beatton Cactus Circuit, there will also be a four hour mountain bike race called “Cactus Death,” being raced on June 16, which will really put riders’ endurance to the test.Advertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona on brink of 25th La Liga triumph

first_imgThe Spaniard made an emotional exit from the victorious Copa del Rey final last weekend, bleary-eyed as he was substituted in the second half, and it will be a nostalgic occasion again when he hoists his final trophy with the club.“The love and respect that people have for me is something I feel deep inside,” Iniesta said. “My aim now is to try to add the league to the Cup.”It would be Iniesta’s ninth league title won with Barca, 13 years after his first, and his last might yet prove his finest, given Barca also stand five unbeaten games from becoming La Liga’s only ever invincible team.Real Madrid could yet intervene when the ‘clasico’ comes to the Camp Nou next weekend but Deportivo would appear unlikely spoilers, sitting 18th, nine points adrift of Levante with four games left to play.Some have suggested Clarence Seedorf’s side would even prefer to have their fate settled against Barcelona than at the home of their fiercest rivals Celta Vigo, whom they visit six days later.“We are going to play to death to win it,” Deportivo striker Adrian Lopez said.“We know that we face a Barca that are practically champions and I hope they come a little calmer than usual. I hope they have their heads on the World Cup.”That may prove wishful thinking given Barca arrive on the back of arguably their best performance of the season against Sevilla and are still trying to make a statement following their Champions League loss to Roma.Liverpool’s emphatic 5-2 win over the Italians on Tuesday has only underlined the carelessness of that defeat, while Real beating Bayern Munich to edge closer to a third consecutive European triumph makes their absence all the more galling.Adding a 25th league crown to the Copa del Rey would go some way to softening the disappointment.“We have been pursuing the league since the beginning of the season,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.“It’s something that is very hard to achieve, it’s the title that gives you most satisfaction.”With the title, relegation and Champions League spots all-but settled, La Liga’s climax is likely to be found in the race for the Europa League where at least six teams are fighting it out for three places.Real Betis look secure, five points clear in fifth, but only six points separate Villarreal in sixth and Celta Vigo in 10th. In between sit Sevilla, Getafe and Girona.Sevilla will be hoping to bounce back from their hammering by Barca with a win at struggling Levante on Friday while their rivals are guaranteed to drop points, with Villarreal hosting Celta on Saturday and Getafe at home to Girona on Sunday.“We have to work harder,” Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella said. “We have to be even more focused now to finish the league well and fight to qualify for Europe.”Betis entertain bottom-club Malaga on Monday.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayLevante v Sevilla (1900)SaturdayEspanyol v Las Palmas (1100), Real Sociedad v Athletic Bilbao (1415), Real Madrid v Leganes (1630), Villarreal v Celta Vigo (1845)SundayGetafe v Girona (1000), Alaves v Atletico Madrid (1415), Valencia v Eibar (1630), Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona (1845)MondayReal Betis v Malaga (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Having already lifted the Copa del Rey, Barcelona can win La Liga this weekend in what is likely to be Andres Iniesta’s last season with the Catalan giants © AFP/File / CRISTINA QUICLERMADRID, Spain, Apr 27 – Barcelona need only a point against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday to confirm a domestic double and win La Liga for the third time in four years.Andres Iniesta will be at the centre of any celebrations, with the Spaniard expected to announce his Barca departure in the coming days.last_img read more

JUDGE RELAXES CURFEW TO ALLOW TEEN TO GO TO HALLOWEEN PARTY

first_imgA teenager who appeared before Letterkenny District Court is to be allowed to go to a Halloween Ball after a Judge relaxed his curfew hours.Solicitor Patsy GallagherThe 16 year old, who cannot be named, appeared before the court on a public order charge. Gardai asked the court to order the man to observe a curfew between the hours of 8am and 8pm each day and to sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station twice a week.However Judge Paul Kelly agreed to give the youth an extra hour until 9pm each evening.The youth then asked if he could be allowed to extend the curfew until 10pm but this was refused.Through his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, the teen then asked of he would be allowed to go to a Halloween Ball this Friday night at the Golden Grill Nightclub in Letterkenny.Judge Kelly considered the request and was told the event finished at midnight.He agreed to allow the teenager to go to the party but told him the curfew was only extended until 12.30am for the night.Judge Kelly said he was sure there would be Gardai in the area that night keeping an eye on proceedings.Garda Inspector David Kelly said they were aware of the defendant’s address and could always send a car around to his house at 12.30am to ensure he was home.JUDGE RELAXES CURFEW TO ALLOW TEEN TO GO TO HALLOWEEN PARTY was last modified: October 20th, 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:donegalGardaiHalloween BallLetterkenny CourtPatsy Gallagheryouthlast_img read more

Man charged with dangerous driving causing deaths of three Donegal women

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of three women from Co Donegal in a traffic collision in Co Louth last July.Drogheda District Court heard today that Jason Rowntree (32) of Plantation House, Kingscourt, Co Cavan, made no reply when arrested and charged with the offence this morning. The deceased are Margaret McGonagle (69), her daughter Mairead Mundy (37) and their friend Rachel Cassidy Battles (39), from Bruckless.All were travelling home from Dublin Airport when the collision happened at Aclint, on the Louth/Monaghan border on 21 July 2017.RTE reports that Garda Sergeant James McCumiskey gave evidence of arresting and charging Mr Rowntree at Drogheda Garda Station and said he made no reply to the charge.Gardaí did not object to bail and a number of conditions were set as part of the bail terms.They are that the accused reside at his home address, that he provide a contact number to gardaí and that €500 cash be lodged.Judge John Coughlan adjourned the case to the May sitting of Ardee District Court.Man charged with dangerous driving causing deaths of three Donegal women was last modified: March 18th, 2018 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:BrucklesscourtcrashdonegalLouthlast_img read more

JUST WHO WAS SHOPPING IN ALDI IN LETTERKENNY?!

first_imgHe may be a bit of a celebrity with his own radio and TV show.But nobody in ALDI in Letterkenny seemed to pay a bit of notice of Ray Foley yesterday.The Today FM and TV3 ‘Take Me Out’ presenter was happy browsing for Christmas gifts when he was spotted by Donegaldaily.com The star was with his wife and as well as a pirate ship, the very-relaxed looking couple also picked up some Christmas wrapping paper.Donegal – where nobody cares if you’re a celebrity!JUST WHO WAS SHOPPING IN ALDI IN LETTERKENNY?! was last modified: November 20th, 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) Tags:ALDIletterkennyRay Foleylast_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Moss Bob 6/4 fav; 2, Ballougry Bound 3/1. Time: 19.02. Distance: 4 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Mullrook Danaher 4/1; 2, Macsruso 3/1. Time: 19.43. Distance: a short head. Race 3 Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Bricken Rose 6/4 fav; 2, Maid of More 5/2. Time: 28.85. Distance: 8 lengths.Race 4 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Gabbys Mondays 3/1; e, Lovely Myles 4/6 fav. Time: 19.13. Distance: 2.5 lengths.Race 5 “Like Us” on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend 3/1; 2, Beraghill Monty 4/1. Time: 29.40. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 750 (750 yards): 1, Glenside Amber 5/2; 2, Raughlan Blaze 5/1. Time: 42.34. Distance: 1.5 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Sabrina 6/4; 2, Fridays Brett 6/4. Time: 28.99. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 8 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Leosal 7/2; 2, Whoop Whoop 5/2. Time: 18.98. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 9 A McLean Bookmakers 525 round one heat one (525 yards): 1, Tahina Kellie 5/2; 2, Westwood Lee 7/4. Time: 29.01. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 10 A McLean Bookmakers 525 round one heat two (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 4/1; 2, Kingsmill Aguero 4/1. Time: 29.05. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 11 A McLean Bookmakers 525 heat one heat three (525 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip 4/1; 2, Thrill Me 1/1 fav. Time: 29.04. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 12 The Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Gilti Aero 7/2; 2, Do It Ruso 5/2. Time: 28.86. Distance: 2.25 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: September 6th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

INCREDIBLE LINE-UP OF CELEBRITIES (AND TOP PRIZES) AT DANNY O’CARROLL’S XMAS DINNER

first_imgDanny as Buster in Mrs Brown’s Boys….he could be serving you your Christmas DinnerIT’S the most talked about Christmas Dinner in Donegal for years.Danny O’Carroll – Buster from Mrs Brown’s Boys – is holding a charity dinner next Friday at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny (it’s almost sold out with just 18 seats left!)Danny will be joined by other cast members from the hit TV show including Rory, Pepsi and Grandad – they will be serving the meals as waiters on the night. Brian Kennedy, Ronnie Whelan, Bernard Dunne, Ray Houghton and even Adam Woodyat (Ian Beale from Eastenders) will all be there.Rugby legend Shane Byrne and Love/Hate’s Lawrence Kinlan will also be putting on their bow ties to serve dinner on a night of festive fun.Ryan Sheridan and his band will be providing the musical entertainment.And here are the prizes for the raffle and auctions which will take place – with all monies going to Lurgybrack School’s Autism Unit, and the paediatric unit of Letterkenny Hospital: AUCTION..1.Framed MUFC signed and framed jersey2.Seamus Coleman used football boots signed and displayed in glass box3.Rory Mcllroy signed and framed golf flag4.Steven Gerard signed and framed jersey5.Michelle Keegan signed and framed picture6.Cristiano Ronaldo signed and framed portuguese jersey7.Paddy McCourt signed and framed Celtic top8.Rory Mcllroy sined and framed nike golf t-shrit9.Conor McGregor signed UFC gloves … (MAYBE)RAFFLE..1. 50” Panasonic LED TV2. 40” Samsung LED TV’s (X2)3. 32” Panasonic LED HD TV’s (x2)4. 22” Normende FULL HD LED TV5. Bosch Tassimo Coffee Machine6. Philips LCD Portable DVD player7. 16gb Galaxy Tablet8. Pioneer bluetooth hifi system9. Panasonic Audio System10. Race Bike11. XBOX 360Final seats to the event can be booked on 074 91 22700 INCREDIBLE LINE-UP OF CELEBRITIES (AND TOP PRIZES) AT DANNY O’CARROLL’S XMAS DINNER was last modified: November 28th, 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)Tags:BusterCharity Christmas DinnerDanny O’CarrollletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Girl rescued after Lilo floats out to sea

first_imgA young girl has been rescued off the coast of Donegal after floating out to sea in a lilo.The girl had got into difficulty at Port Arthur Strand off Gaoth Dobhair around 4pm.Her uncle had rushed to her aid but he too had got into difficulty. The Rescue 118 helicopter was alerted and rushed to the scene to help the girl and her uncle.Paramedics attended to her and she did not require hospital treatment.The Bunbeg Coastguard volunteers along the the RNLI lifeboat from Arranmore were tasked to the scene of the missing girl.Girl rescued after Lilo floats out to sea was last modified: July 24th, 2017 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:donegalRESCUE 118RNLIlast_img read more