KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC): Only three players so far have signed contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to represent the region in the T20 World Cup, just days before a Valentine’s Day deadline runs out. WICB Chief Executive Michael Muirhead made the disclosure late yesterday without revealing the names of those who have put pen to paper before Sunday’s deadline. His revelation came as a fresh contract crisis erupted this week over wages, between the WICB and players selected for the T20 World Cup starting next month in India. “Three have signed and one has indicated that he would not be able to participate because of injury so he will be replaced,” disclosed Muirhead, in an interview with Caribupdate News. “I will not name names at this point until the player is replaced and until Sunday when at that point I will then decide the appropriate time to release such”. Captain Darren Sammy and the players are contending that the remuneration on offer from the board for the T20 World Cup is unacceptable, and have called for a return to the amounts offered under the previous contract. The players concerns were contained in a letter from Sammy to Muirhead rejecting the notion that WIPA was their legitimate representative. However, Muirhead has expressed confidence that the rest of the players would also sign the contract and disclosed that he has received a second letter from Sammy with a conciliatory tone. “I am confident I think they will sign. I think just the tone of Sammy’s letter. I think he almost sound like he is speaking for himself but I assume he is speaking on behalf of most of the players if not all,” said Muirhead. “I assume that most if not all will sign not withstanding they may be some outstanding issues that he may want to take up after but certainly nothing could happen before. So I am confident that they will sign”. Muirhead has also confirmed that the Clive Lloyd led selection committee has already begun selecting a cadre of available players to represent the region in the World Cup, if they are needed. “That’s in the hands of the selectors right now. I am not sure at what stage they are but they have convened,” he said. “They were looking at the cadre of players who are out there and are available and will be putting that list together”. In his letter to the WICB Chief Executive, Sammy had pointed out that the T20 World Cup four years ago, the lowest paid player was guaranteed almost US$60 000 while the highest player stood to make almost US$138 000. He argued that with only US$27 600 on offer for the upcoming tournament, it represented between a 50 and 80 per cent pay cut for players. According to Muirhead, while Sammy’s second letter expressed his intention to represent West Indies at the World Cup he remains resolute that the WICB reconsiders the pay package. “We are not opposed to reconsidering but it would have to be done through the single and recognised representative body being WIPA,” Muirhead said.. “The book is never closed but it cannot be for a single group.”
Debra Hansraj, who was accused of stabbing her 21-year-old brother, Vishaul Hansraj to death in April 2017, on Friday walked free due to lack of evidence by the prosecution.The matter was heard by City Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, who informed the woman that she was free to go after the prosecution failed to provideFreed: Debra Hansraj, sister of the deceasedevidence that she had indeed killed her brother.On Easter Monday last year, the woman was accused of attacking her mother and brother while being under the influence of alcohol at their Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara home. The alleged attack reportedly stemmed from a priorargument among the three family members.The now dead man had allegedly confronted his sister after she had inflicted a wound to their mother.The confrontation led to an argument during which, the now dead man grabbed a knife and attacked the murder suspect but in retaliation, she reportedly took awayDead: Vishaul Hansrajthe knife and dealt him two blows to his chest.He was picked up and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.The young woman was subsequently arrested and charged. However, during the preliminary inquiry, the matter was thrown out due to insufficient evidence.
Following a meeting between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Justice Claudette Singh has been named as the new Chair for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).This was revealed by the Ministry of the Presidency in a statement moments ago.New GECOM Chair, Retired Justice of Appeal Claudette Singh See below full statement from the Ministry of the Presidency: President David Granger, this afternoon, met Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo at the Ministry of the Presidency where they continued a series of meetings aimed at ‘hammering out’ a list of nominees “not unacceptable” to the President.The Leader of the Opposition agreed to submit such a list.The President received and reviewed the list of nominees later this afternoon in an effort to bring the selection process to a speedy and favourable conclusion. This was aimed at ensuring that the Elections Commission could resume its normal functions with the aim of conducting General and Regional Elections in the shortest possible time.The President, in that regard, swiftly made a selection from the list of nominees and approved Justice Claudette Singh, SC, CCH. Justice Singh satisfies the criteria for the appointment and also satisfies the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for a consensual appointment supported by both the President and the Leader of the Opposition.
In 2004, the city did not replace city employees who quit or retired and cut all departments by 3.2 percent. But since fiscal 2003-04, revenue has grown by nearly 20 percent. In this year, revenue is expected to increase by nearly $4 million. Property taxes are expected to grow by 11.6 percent and sales tax by about 4 percent. “We think that the housing market will be slower, but with property still changing hands there will be increases in property values,” said Rod Hill. The renovated Whittwood Town Center continues to drive sales tax increase, he said. Helvey is asking for few changes, including turning a part-time graffiti worker’s position into full-time. He also wants to turn four part-time jobs into two, including the City Hall receptionist and administrative secretary to the controller. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While the general fund projects a $1 million surplus, much of that money could be eaten up by pay raises. No money is included for pay increases which still must be negotiated with the city’s two unions. Negotiations haven’t begun in earnest yet, but Helvey will get direction at Saturday’s meeting from the council. A 1 percent pay raise would cost the city about $300,000. Until last year, the budget picture wasn’t so good. Two years ago, the council cut 2 percent from all of the departments, eliminated the annual fireworks show and closed the city’s two libraries on Sundays in 2005. WHITTIER – With increasing revenue – mostly from property and sales tax – City Manager Steve Helvey’s proposed $95.3 million city budget for fiscal 2007-08 is balanced with no proposed cuts. This will be the second straight year, the council won’t be asked to make cuts and it might even make some restorations, such as opening the Central Library on Sundays. “It’s conservative, but it’s balanced,” said Rod Hill, the city controller. “We’ve tried to maintain existing service levels.” The City Council will study the budget in a special session at 8 a.m. Saturday at City Hall council chambers.
West Ham target Burak Yilmaz has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Galatasaray.The Turkey international has been subject to interest from a number of Premier League clubs this month but West Ham are the clear favourites to land him.Slaven Bilic has already gone on record to state his admiration for the striker and now, according to Milliyet, Yilmaz has told manager Mustafa Denizli he wants to leave the Süper Lig club.Yilmaz has scored nine goals in 19 appearances for Galatasaray this season and has been a key member of their squad since signing from Trabzonspor in 2012.But the 30-year-old’s desire to play in the Premier League is well-known and Gala’s fans have already accepted the player is likely to leave this month.West Ham are closely monitoring Yilmaz’s situation and are expected to make a bid for him by the end of the week. Burak Yilmaz 1
Listen back to some of the highlights of another top week on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.David Ginola assesses where it has gone wrong for Newcastle, Paul Merson calls for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal reign to be brought to an end, while Simon Mignolet discusses the Jurgen Klopp effect at Liverpool.Plus, Ray Parlour takes another trip down memory lane in Ray’s Retro Rewind, while the Geordie faithful react to Ian Abraham’s terrible impersonation skills.
Watch this outrageous bit of skill from Barcelona star Neymar!The Brazilian forward warmed up in style before scoring in the Champions League last-16 second leg against Arsenal.Have you seen much better? Watch the video and let us know!
Castlefinn Community NotesWhist: 10/9/2014Ladies. 1st Bridie Campbell, Castlederg 163 2nd and 3rd TIE: Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn, Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey, Molly O Haire, Strabane and Patsy Mc Granaghan all score 162. Gents. 1st Kathleen Mc Cay, Strabane 164 2nd and 3rd TIE: Joe Corry, Castlederg and Tommy Murphy, Letterkenny both 1631st Half:Billie Meehan, Castlefinn 832nd Half: TIE: Bob Glackin, Castlederg and Annie Callaghan, Killygordon both score 84Snowball:Next week’s snowball is 182 or better for 110 euro.Everyone welcome to attendCastlefinn CPI Community Childcare Places are still available for daycare and afterschool care (afterschool pickup service available) if interested please contact Tina at 074-9143909Quiz NightThere will be a table quiz in McBrides Lounge Castlefinn on Thursday October 2nd at 9pm sharp.Table of 4 costs 25 euro with 1st prize of 100 euro, 2nd prize is 4 bottles of wine and there will be spot prizes. All enquiries please contact Vincent Lafferty on 0871265035. In aid of caged birds society. Parent and Toddler GroupParent and toddler group will be starting at the CPI on Tuesday the 16th of September from 10.30 to 12 noon. Please call the CPI on 0749143976Computer ClassesInterested in learning Computers? From September the CPI will be holding computer courses. For more information contact the CPI on 074914397Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to joinDoneyloop Youth Club LtdThe Annual General Meeting of Doneyloop Youth Club Ltd. will be held in the Youth Club premises, Doneyloop on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 8pm. Everyone is welcomeUnwanted ChinaDo you have any unwanted china teapots, Coffeepots or tea sets that are gathering dust?The CPI is looking for donations for display and use purposes at the white house peace garden.Please contact the CPI if you are interested in donating any of the above on 0749143976. Any donations will be gratefully received.St Safan’s N.S (Doneyloop)We are hosting a Grandparents Day on Thursday, 23rd October at 11.15 am in our school. There will be tea, a guided tour by your grand-children, demonstration of our craft making & maybe even a few songs.Mass will be celebrated in the school on Monday 24th November @ 12.30 pm to mark the 20th Anniversary of the schools opening.We are inviting all parents, grandparents & pupils (past & present) to our mass. Light refreshments will follow.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN CPI CENTRE LAUNCH COMPUTER CLASSES NEXT MONTH was last modified: September 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:castlefinnCPI CentreDD LocalFeaturesnews
DDTV: So what’s your No1 Donegal song?Here’s our top 5 hits, with Jimmy’s Winning Matches at No1. The Hills of Donegal by Goats Don’t Shave is at No2 belowOur No 3 (below) is this gem – a duet by Daniel O’Donnell and Jim McGuinness this time two years ago. Our No 4 is Paul Brady’s Homes of Donegal. Simply stunning.And our newest favourite song –Na Casaidigh ag déanamh comóradh agus ceiliúradh ar fhoirne peile Dhún na nGall i 2014. (lyrics below)Focail/Words!CúrfaGlas agus órga linn,Muintir Thír Chonaill sinn,Misneach ‘s mórtas ag líonadh ár gcroí,Bhéarfaimid Sam linn trasna na hÉirne linn,Faoi cheannas McGuinness linn,Tír Chonaill Ábú.Véarsa 1Tá gaiscígh peile i mbéalaibh na tíre,‘S foireann Thír Chonaill go mairseáil chun glóir,An glas ‘s an órga ‘s an chontae lán dóchas,Is trácht in achan áit ar gach sábháil is scór.CúrfaVéarsa 2Ó Mhalainn na gCealla, Cill Chártha ‘s na Gleanntaí,An Craoslach, Gleann Fhinne ‘s Baile Dhún na nGall,Ard a’ Ratha ‘s Gleann Súilí go bródúil le chéile,Is triúr laoch cróga as Gleanntáin Ghaoth Dobhair. Cúrfa.DDTV: DONEGAL HIT PARADE – YOUR TOP 5 DONEGAL ANTHEMS was last modified: September 20th, 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:donegalJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMESA, Ariz. — It’s crunch time for A’s pitchers with the club flying to Japan in 10 days to open the season.A spring training battle royale that began more than 10 pitchers vying for the final slot in the starting rotation seems have been narrowed to five.Chris Bassitt, Paul Blackburn, Aaron Brooks, top prospect Jesús Luzardo and Frankie Montas have made a case this spring that they deserve the job. Mike …