MOHALI, India (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a four-wicket haul to become the first bowler to take 300 Twenty20 career wickets as new side Gujarat Lions trounced Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.The right-arm seamer finished with four for 22 from his four overs to restrict Kings XI to 161 for six off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at the PCA Stadium.Kings XI then cruised to their target with 14 balls remaining in the innings, thanks to a top score of 74 off 47 deliveries from Australian opener Aaron Finch. Dinesh Karthik struck an unbeaten 41 from 26 balls.The hosts got away to a great start, thanks to openers Murali Vijay, who stroked 42 and Manan Vohra, who scored 38, in a 78-run stand.Left-arm spinner Ravi Jadeja (2-30) claimed both before Bravo went to work on the remainder of the innings.Bravo, who was vital to West Indies’ capture of the Twenty20 World Cup last week, bowled Australian Glenn Maxwell for two with a yorker at 101 for three in the 12th over to move to 299 wickets and two balls later, also shattered South African David Miller’s stumps for 15 with a slow yorker that dipped.In reaching 300 wickets, the 32-year-old Bravo surpassed Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who sits on 299 wickets.Narine returns to IPLMeanwhile, champion off-spinner Sunil Narine is set to return to India today and could make a highly anticipated appearance for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in tomorrow’s mega clash against Mumbai Indians.KKR team officials confirmed yesterday that the 27-year-old off-spinner was scheduled to arrive this morning from Trinidad and Tobago, after returning home over a week ago following the death of his father.While in Trinidad, Narine was cleared by cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, to resume bowling in international cricket, a development that provided a huge boost to KKR ahead of the current IPL season.Narine had been banned by the ICC last November, after tests showed his action on all deliveries, exceeded the 15 degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.He was forced to remodel his action and late last month successfully underwent a retest at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai.
BOCAUE — LA Tenorio got quite a Christmas surprise when he met his doppelganger on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Victolero praises Ginebra’s defense in Magnolia loss LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lando Bago, 38, came in full Barangay Ginebra uniform at Philippine Arena here as he watched his idol lead the crowd favorites to an 89-78 victory over fierce rival Magnolia.Tenorio couldn’t help but smile during the encounter as he thanked the Sta. Maria, Bulacan native for his undying love and support for the Gin Kings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There’s a lot of them (lookalikes). From Mark (Caguioa) to Jayjay (Helterbrand). But for us, for them to show their support with that, it’s really a good thing for me and I’m thankful for them,” he said.The 33-year-old playmaker said that fans like Bago give Ginebra players inspiration as they go out of their way just to show support for their idols. 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “There’s a lot of them who have those stories, who come from far-flung provinces just to see us and it warms our hearts,” he said. “We’re lucky to have fanatics like them. It adds motivation for us every game to play hard and give our 100-percent because that’s what they want from us — to give our 100-percent effort, win or lose.”Tenorio did send Bago home happy as he delivered the goods for the Gin Kings with his statline of 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and five steals in the victory, giving the Ginebra faithfuls, who trooped to the world’s largest indoor arena a merry Christmas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
“Nothing slipped away when you lose a game like that,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “They played a 48-minute game and we played a 36-minute game.” Bryant scored 28 of his game-high 39 points in the first half, but missed nine of 10 shots in the fourth quarter. The Lakers scored only 10 points in the final period and shot 19 percent from the field. The Suns, emboldened by a third-quarter offensive turnaround, came into the final period trailing by three but then dominated all facets of the game. The Suns scored only 21points in the fourth quarter but got the job done by harassing Bryant on every possession and getting back to their run-and-gun offensive roots. “Tempo, tempo, tempo,” Lakers forward Lamar Odom said. “We can’t play at their tempo. We won’t get any good looks offensively and we had the ball shoved down our throats. It was like a football game where you see a team run it and run it and run it until they score, and that’s what they did.” Leandro Barbosa, who scored 26 points off the bench to lead the Suns, scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix a 79-77 lead, the Suns’ first lead since midway through the first period. The Suns wouldn’t trail again. The Lakers missed 13 of their first 15 shots in the fourth quarter and had their fate sealed when Bryant missed a 3-pointer with the Lakers trailing 93-87 in the final minute. Kwame Brown, expected to be a big factor in the series, didn’t fare well. Brown had fourpoints and seven rebounds in 27 minutes while Suns center Amare Stoudemire had 23points and 12 rebounds. Odom totaled 17 points and 16 rebounds, but no other Laker had more points than Luke Walton’s 10. “We were a lot more determined and focused, I think, in the first half,” Walton said. “I don’t know what it was (in the second half) but we just kept letting them run the ball out and offensively, our missed shots gave them a chance to run. We’re confident that we can play with these guys and get wins, but if we play like we did in the second half, it’s not going to happen.” As poorly as the second half went for the Lakers, the first two quarters couldn’t have been better. The Lakers kept the Suns’ offense in control and led 23-18 after one quarter. Bryant scored the Lakers’ final 15 points of the first half and did all the damage in an 11-2 run that gave the Lakers a 48-39 lead at the break. Then the third quarter began. The Lakers kept the lead – and built it to 12 points on Brown’s layup three minutes into the period – but the comeback seeds had already been planted by the Suns, who got the Lakers to play the type of up-tempo style that carried the Suns to 61 regular-season victories. Barbosa scored 10 of his team-high 26 points in the third quarter, including a 31-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull the Suns within three points heading into the final period. The Suns, who totaled just 39 points in the first half, outscored the Lakers 35-29 in the third quarter. Gone were the stagnant Suns, the ones who never found a rhythm in the first half. Also gone by the fourth quarter, at least figuratively, was Bryant, who disputed Jackson’s assertion that he ran out of gas. “I was fine,” Bryant said. “We didn’t execute like we did in that first half. So, as a consequence, my touches became a lot harder. When they were doubling and tripling me in the first half we did a good job of picking off the ball and I was able to catch it and operate. In the second half, we got away from that.” They also got away from their plan of making Steve Nash score, rather than set up teammates. It worked well in the first quarter as Nash had only one assist, but Nash finished with 20points and 10 assists. “I don’t know what you can attribute the offensive struggles to,” Nash said, “but that’s something I don’t think will be a factor very long. … We need to give (the Lakers) credit, because they played with a lot of energy, but it was good the way we were mentally, hung in there and relied on our defense.” The Lakers have now lost four consecutive playoff games, all to the Suns. email@example.com (818) 713-3611160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHOENIX – The only thing more shocking than the collapse was what preceded it. After a season of strife, sixmonths of bickering and limping, poor defending and losing, the Lakers put it all together in the first half Sunday afternoon and put themselves within reach of a stunning victory. But then the Phoenix Suns – at least the version of them that is widely recognized – took the court. Suddenly, instead of a sputtering half-court offense, the Suns ran the floor with confidence, just when Kobe Bryant ran out of gas. The Lakers, expected to be a footnote to the Suns’ championship run, put up a fight but faded in a 95-87 loss in Game 1 of the first-round series in front of 18,422 at US Airways Center.
– Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Inside, she weighs in on a host of beauty-related topics. Her beauty rules for dating? “The only fundamental rule for me is to just be yourself,” she says. “Let your freak-flag fly, and if someone doesn’t get you, move on.” Barrymore is one of 11 celebrities – including Eva Longoria and the three Jessicas (Simpson, Alba and Biel) – photographed for the issue without makeup. “I find that men, in my past, have preferred me without it,” Biel, 25, says of makeup. Among others on the “Beautiful People” list: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez. She was born with her acting family’s classic beauty, but Drew Barrymore credits her fun-loving approach to life for her No. 1 spot on People magazine’s annual “100 Most Beautiful People” list. “I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period,” she tells the magazine. “Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror, and they reflect that happiness.” Barrymore, 32, graces the cover of the issue that hits newsstands Friday. It’s her fourth time on the list, but it’s her first as cover girl. Making the cover “made my peacock feathers shine in the golden-hour light and extend to the heavens,” says Barrymore, who stars in the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Lucky You,” opposite Eric Bana.
0Shares0000Youcef Belaili (L) celebrates his goal against Senegal © AFP / Khaled DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Jun 27 – Riyad Mahrez and Algeria fired a warning to the rest of their Africa Cup of Nations title rivals with a deserved 1-0 win over Sadio Mane’s heavily-fancied Senegal in Cairo on Thursday.Mane struggled to impress on his return from suspension as Youcef Belaili crashed home the winner on 49 minutes to guarantee Algeria a berth in the last 16. It is almost a decade since Algeria last made an impact at the competition by reaching the 2010 semi-finals, and this was a performance of great promise from the north African side in front of a large crowd at a blustery 30 June Stadium.However Senegal, on the hunt for a first continental title, will still be expected to join Algeria in the knockout rounds as they wrap up the group phase against Kenya on July 1.Mane was one of three changes to the Senegal team that brushed Tanzania aside 2-0 in their opening game, with Cheikhou Kouyate filling in for the injured Salif sane in central defence. Algeria coach Djamel Belamdi stuck with the team that rolled Kenya over by the same scoreline.Resuming a Premier League rivalry that saw City pip Liverpool in a thrilling title race last season, Mane’s Senegal controlled possession initially albeit without testing Algeria goalkeeper Rais M’Bohli. Mane ballooned one free-kick well over while Keita Balde completely miscued another.Having absorbed Senegal’s advances with relative comfort, Algeria grew more assertive and Baghdad Bounedjah had Edouard Mendy scrambling across his goal when his a deflected effort that bounced narrowly wide.Bounedjah, who hit 39 goals in just 21 starts for Qatar’s Al Sadd last season, looked odds on to score for the second game running in Egypt when he lifted the ball over Mendy only for a retreating Kalidou Koulibaly to clear.The Algeria forward then nodded wide from a Mahrez free-kick and forced Mendy to force behind a scuffed attempt across goal.The half-time interval failed to arrest Algeria’s momentum as a sweeping attack saw Bounedjah lay off for Sofiane Feghouli to curl wide, but the breakthrough soon came for the Desert Foxes.Sadio Mane’s Senegal were second best to an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez in Cairo © AFP / Khaled DESOUKIAfter Senegal conceded possession Feghouli pulled back from the byline down the right for Belaili to take a touch and slam the ball beyond a motionless, unsighted Mendy.Having created a raft of chances in a commanding win over Tanzania, Senegal’s attack found a compact Algeria far less forgiving and Mahrez went close to doubling the lead with a fizzing strike from distance.Algeria survived a late scare when Bounedjah almost inadvertently poked a set-piece into his own net, but this was a display that should fuel belief for nation whose only title came in 1990 on home soil.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
COURTS: The 26-year-old helped her then-husband conduct and cover up the deaths of a retired couple. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tom and Jackie Hawks fulfilled a dream when they bought their 55-foot yacht, Well Deserved, and lived on board in Newport Harbor. Deleon was convicted last year of two counts of first-degree murder and murder for financial gain. During the brief sentencing hearing Friday, she was urged by Ryan Hawks, 31, the son of the victims, to give up her children, who are living with Deleon’s mother. “I know the best possible future they could ever have is them growing up in an environment not knowing who their biological parents were, what they did and how the children themselves were used as decoys to murder my parents for financial gain,” Hawks said, holding back tears. A handcuffed Deleon, who is divorced and uses the name Jennifer Henderson, appeared emotional and tried to wipe away tears after making eye contact with family members in the courtroom. Her children were not present. She did not speak before being sentenced by Orange County Superior Court Judge Frank F. Fasel.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Later, the retired couple decided to sell the boat and move from Newport Beach to Mexico. But something bothered them about the potential buyer – until his young, pregnant wife showed up with their 9-month-old daughter in tow. With their fears eased, they agreed to take the man and two friends on a test cruise. Within hours, the Hawkses were dead. On Friday, 26-year-old Jennifer Deleon was sentenced to two terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the plot to kill the wealthy couple for the cabin cruiser. She was not on board in 2004, when the victims were tied to an anchor and thrown overboard. Authorities said, however, that Deleon helped her then-husband with the murders by using their infant daughter to gain the trust of the victims. She was also accused of helping cover up the crime by cleaning the yacht with bleach and lying to investigators.
A farming family fear a large animal ate two of their young calves alive after a gruesome incident on their Co Donegal farm.The blooded remains of the one year old calves were found half-eaten on the farm outside Convoy, near Raphoe, yesterday morning.The one year old animals, which would have been a considerable size, had a number of their ribs broken. The family at the centre of the attack and animal welfare officers are baffled as to who or what killed the animals.The attack will again raise suspicions that a large wild cat is still roaming the north-west after sighting in recent years.Nicola Gregg, whose husband found the dead animals, said it was a very upsetting experience to think about what the calves went through before they died.She said she simply didn’t know what had attacked but suspected it may have ben a larger animal. “I know there have been escaped wild big cats like pumas before here and in other countries and I’m convinced something like that has happened here.“If this is the case, it is only a matter of time before this animal or animals do this again and farmers should be mindful of that.”She said they would be taking steps to protect other livestock on their farm.“My husband heard the calves roaring and when he went down to count them two were missing. When he investigated he saw they had basically been eaten alive.“Their heads were fine it was just the stomach area, and the back and tail. They demolished more or less. “Their ribs were broken which made us think it must have been something really strong to have done that.“My husband said he had never seen anything like that in his life. It’s sad and it is worrying.”Mr Gregg had the animals removed and disposed of.Local RSPCA inspector Kevin McGinley said he found it hard to believe that a dog or dogs would have been able to inflict such damage on such animals. However he said because the animals had been disposed of, there was no definite way of identifying what had happened to them.“We were not officially informed about the matter but I would find it difficult to accept that dogs were able to do this.“These animals were a year old and they would be a considerable size so it would take a lot to take both of them down,” he said.FAMILY FEAR MYSTERY ANIMAL KILLED THEIR CALVES was last modified: September 28th, 2012 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:attackedcalvesdonegalfar
A notorious paedophile who previously abused a number of young boys has been jailed for 12 months after Gardai raided his home and found 334 images of naked children on a laptop computer.Hugh McBride has numerous convictions for sexually assaulting children in England and has served a number of jail sentences. He returned to live in Co Donegal a number of years ago and was on the sex offenders register which required him to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station every six weeks.McBride, 61, was caught with the naked pictures after telling Gardai about plans by other paedophiles to “share” a young boy in Co Cork.He appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography on his laptop computer at his rented home in Oldtown, Letterkenny.McBride had been contacted by another sex offender whom he met in Dublin’s Arbour Hill Prison while on remand.However, when he contacted McBride he asked him if he wanted to “share” an 11-year-old boy whom he had identified in Cork.McBride declined but reported the incident to Gardai.Gardai in Letterkenny decided to raid his house and recovered a laptop computer and other items from the house.The laptop was sent to the Garda’s Cybercrime Unit in Dublin and it was found to contain 334 child pornography images, many of which had been taken from a nudist website.The images were of naked children who were not being sexually abused and were at the lower end of the scale of seriousness, the court was told.When arrested and interviewed on February 10th, 2017 the accused said he had taken the pictures from ‘nudist sites’ and remarked: “that to me is not child porn.”When asked by interviewing Gardai if he had a sexual interest in boys he replied: “Yes, it never goes away.”The court was told that McBride lives a “pathetic” lifestyle and that he had been moved on from three houses when people found out about his past.The barrister for the accused, Mr Shane Costello, said his client had significant previous convictions and is already subject to a lifelong monitoring on the sex offenders register.He added “He always took responsibility for the images. It is to his credit that underneath all of this he went to the Gardai to report a far more serious crime, potentially of a boy aged 11 being shared about Cork city.“He still chose to go to Gardai and told them they needed to do something about it.”He also said his client was not buying the images of the children but that he was managing his own depravity by using images freely available to control his urges.“He now appreciates that even this is a crime and not a victimless crime,” added Mr Costelloe.Judge John Aylmer was told that the accused had previous convictions and he was told he had a number in England going back to the 80s and 90s.These crimes included gross indecency against young children, taking indecent photographs of young children and indecent assault for which McBride had served substantial jail sentences.On one occasion McBride was extradited from Ireland back to England to face a further trial there and was again found guilty and jailed.Judge John Aylmer said the maximum sentence for such an offence was five years in jail but he considered this case to merit a sentence of 18 months in jail.Passing sentence he considered the images were at the lower end of the scale and was satisfied that the images were not taken from a porn website, were not purchased and were not shared with others.However, he said the most “impressive” mitigating factor in the case was the fact that McBride had contacted Gardai about plans by another person to “share” an 11-year-old boy in Co Cork.Because of this, he had to consider suspending any sentence at all.However, because of his previous convictions, Judge Aylmer said he was imposing a sentence of 12 months in jail.The court was also told that a probation report on McBride said he showed a high risk of reoffending in the long term and a moderate risk of reoffending in the next 12 months.Paedophile caught with 334 child porn images jailed for 12 months was last modified: February 8th, 2019 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:courtdonegalguiltyHugh McBridepaedophile
A draft report reviewing Wind Energy Guidelines is expected before the end of the year, Cllr. Terence Slowey has revealed.The Department of the Environment said that the previous guidelines from 2006 are outdated because of evolutionary issues.The issue of windfarms has divided communities across Donegal. Cllr. Slowey told members of the Planning and Economic Development Strategic Policy Committee during the week that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will also produce a report on wind turbines. The report will specify three areas: noise, proximity and shadow flicker.The Director of Planning for Donegal County Council said that the council is carrying out a Landscape Character Assessment, a Seascape Assessment and a Historical Landscape Assessment of the County.Cllr. Slowey said that the Wind Energy Guidelines report and the Planning Assessments will be considered by the 29 elected members under their review of the Wind Energy County Development Plan.NEW WIND ENERGY GUIDELINES ON THE WAY – CLLR. SLOWEY was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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:Cllr Terence SloweyPlanning and Economic Development Strategic Policy CommitteeWind energy