Trotman urges thoughtful cricket from Pride

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Head coach Emmerson Trotman says Barbados Pride are well prepared for the upcoming regional first class season but will have to put a lot more thought into their game, if they are to have any chance at the title.Speaking ahead of the opening game of the new season starting next week, Trotman said Pride were a talented bunch but needed to be more “situation aware” in order to capitalise on key moments during games.”We have to do a lot more thinking. We’ve done it to a certain extent last year and we’ve just got to top it up a bit more,” Trotman said.”The guys have to get a bit more situation awareness … the thinking power and also the right attitude and the mentality must be very, very strong. You have to have a good, strong mentality this year and even stronger than last year, and [I believe] the guys will pull it off.”Pride will be boosted by the return of Test batsmen Roston Chase and Jomel Warrican, both of whom were part of the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.The 13-man squad, which will be led by all-rounder Kevin Stoute, also includes out-of-favour Test seamer Kemar Roach, West Indies A captain Shamarh Brooks and experienced opener Omar Phillips who has played a couple of Tests.THINKING GAMETrotman, who is taking over from Henderson Springer who is on West Indies duty, said the batsmen also needed to play the thinking game.”I’ve been mainly focussing on the batting side of it,” Trotman said.”I got the guys to do some thinking in the nets for the last two-and-a-half months and when it came down to the last week, I allowed the guys to bat in the nets and think for themselves because it is important they think for themselves.”Pride have found themselves frustrated in recent seasons, finishing second to two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars over the last two campaigns.But Trotman said the group had reviewed their mistakes and were in much better shape this season to finally break Jaguars’ stronghold.”I feel our chances are pretty good. We’ve been preparing for about the past three months and we’ve got lots of plans and as long as the guys execute the plans properly and think a lot and do what they do as professionals, I see no reason why we cannot pull off the competition,” Trotman pointed out.”The guys are aware of the fact they have been runners up to Guyana on a couple of occasions and the guys have done some homework on that and they are well prepared, they’re fit, they’re organised and they are disciplined, and I’m expecting them to do very, very well this year.”last_img read more

Businessman arrested for discharging loaded firearm

first_imgA businessman is now in Police custody after he unsystematically discharged a loaded firearm on New Year’s Day along Broad Street, Georgetown.According to reports received, the Police ranks were patrolling the La Penitence area when they heard two loud explosions that appeared to be gunshots.They proceeded to the area and upon arrival, they observed the intoxicated businessman holding a firearm in his hands.The unidentified man was asked to produce his licence and did so without hesitation. Guyana Times understands that the man was arrested after being told of the allegation.Nevertheless, his firearm, a .32 Taurus pistol, was seized and lodged. Two spent shells were discovered in the area.Meanwhile, according to a Police source, the businessman is refusing to have his hands swabbed and is still in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

The ‘not so’ Little Book of Donegal launched to great success!

first_imgA book big on facts but with the curious title ‘The Little Book of Donegal’ was launched recently in the Central Library, Letterkenny.The book, published by The History Press Ireland, is written by Cathal Coyle a librarian from Stewartstown in County Tyrone who has ancestral links to Donegal.Indeed the villages of Stewartstown and Rathmullan share a unique historical link, as it was the Tyrone village where Hugh ‘The Great’ O’Neill sought refuge on a Crannog in Crieve Lough before making the journey to the Fanad Peninsula and embarking on the ‘Flight of the Earls’ along with Rory O’Donnell and others in 1607. Executive Librarian of Donegal County Library librarian Helen McNutt welcomed everyone for their attendance at the event, while All-Ireland winning Gaelic Football manager Brian McEniff was guest speaker, and endorsed the book in glowing terms.The author Cathal Coyle then described the background to the research and writing elements of the book and offered a brief flavour of the books contents.The Little Book of Donegal is indeed a compendium of fascinating, strange and entertaining facts about County Donegal – here you will find out about Donegal’s folklore and customs, its proud sporting heritage, its castles, forts and stone castles.Through historic towns and along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ this book takes the reader on a journey through Donegal and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the wonderful people and heritage of Donegal. To get the book:Ballybofey: The Book Centre, Main StreetDonegal Town: Four Masters Book StoreDunfanaghy: The WorkhouseDungloe: Tourist Information CentreFalcarragh: An tSeanBhairicLetterkenny: Easons (Letterkenny Shopping Centre) and Dillon’s HotelLifford: The Old CourthouseOmagh: Carlisle BookshopSigned Copies available directly from the author: cathalcoyle@hotmail.comThe ‘not so’ Little Book of Donegal launched to great success! was last modified: September 1st, 2016 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_imgSt. Michael’s NotesComortas Peile Na Gaeltachta The Seniors were at home to Naomh Mhuire in Comortas Peile Na Gaeltachta on Saturday last at the Bridge.  They were narrowly beaten on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 0-8 Naomh Mhuire 1-6.The St. Michael’s team and scorers were: Ciaran Gallagher, Brendan Rodden, Stephen Black, Stephen Doak, Michael McGinley, Michael Gallagher, Chris McElhinney, Kieran Kelly, Ciaran Gallagher (Rock), Andrew Kelly 0-2, Brian McLaughlin 0-2, Lee Carr 0-1, Raymond McLaughlin 0-2, Lorcan McDaid, Oisin Langan 0-1.The Seniors and Reserves are away to Dungloe in the first game in the league next weekend.Donegal V Roscommon Game ALL TICKET MATCHThe National League game V Roscommon in O Donail Park on this Sunday 13th March at 3pm is an all ticket game.Tickets can be purchased in the usual outlets .Ticket pricesAdult €10Under 16 €5, please note under 16′ need tickets.OAP/Students €10 no concessions.No tickets available on the day of match at the ground.Season ticket holders will get their relevant information from Croke Park.THOSE WISHING TO BOOK TICKETS THROUGH THE CLUB SHOULD CONTACT MOSES ON 0868832129 OR PATRICIA ON 0861239435 BY 5PM ON THIS WEDNESDAY THE 9TH MARCH. St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 3,6,8,9,12,17.  There were 4 Match 5 winners, Ralph Finnegan Ballina Falcarragh, Brenda Duffy Roshine, Sally Langan Derryreel and Mary Ferry Magheramena who won 25 Euro each.  This weeks Jackpot be €2950. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated. Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in CreesloughThe winner of the €100 on the 5th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was Sadie McFadden Roscad;  the €100 on the 9th game was won by Karen Alcorn Earrooey.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less.  Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000.  The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €290.  The s,ingle book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre. Patrons please note that this months 50 Club draw will take place at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on this Sunday night the 13th March.St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 12th March Brian Dolan and Manus Friel, Creeslough Anthony Gallagher; 19th March Dunfanaghy Gavin McGinley and Mark Langan Creeslough Daniel McLaughlin.Booklets Anyone who did not get a souvenir Booklet from the Dinner Dance should contact 0868611097 or Registration for St Michael sWould all players ( both Senior and Minor ) who have not yet registered please contact either Suzi Roarty 087 2849214 or Ann Marie Kelly 087 9454107 ASAP as players must be registered before training or playing matches . Membership fees are adult: €30; minor/child: €15 and family discounts are available.Membership forms are also available in Creeslough Post Office.County CoachesCounty Coaches will be visiting the National Schools in the club area in March and April. YearbooksCopies of the 2015 Donegal GAA Yearbooks are on sale in the Post Offices in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough Post Offices priced €10 and would make an ideal Christmas present in a year which saw St. Michael’s claim their first ever senior title.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone. Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardParish LeagueThe St. Michael’s Parish League will begin shortly.  More details later.U14sTraining now takes place every FRIDAY evening at the Bridge @7pm . The bus is €3 and leaves Creeslough at 6.30pm . Note : Everyone must be registered with the Club before either training or playing in matches takes place . Registration Is €15 and forms can be got in Creeslough Post Office or by contacting Suzi or Ann Marie Kelly.Registration for St Michael’sWould all players( both Senior and Minor )who have not yet registered please contact either Suzi Roarty 087 2829214 or Ann Marie Kelly 087 9454107 ASAP as players must be registered before training or playing matches . Membership fees are adult: €30; minor/child: €15 and family discounts are available.Membership forms are also available in Creeslough Post Office.U16sMatches for the U 16s does not take place until after the Junior Cert Exams in June. Players will be advised when training commences by the manager –MartinMinorsThe Minors played their first league game of the season in Fanad on Sunday Morning last.  They recorded a good victory.  This was a great start to the season and well done to all concerned.The Minors are due to play Termon at home at the Bridge on this Sunday the 13th March at 11.30am.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S MINORS EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER GAEIL FHÁNADA was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:GAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy claims Dublin are the front runners for All-Ireland success after their demolition job of Kildare last Sunday.Michael MurphyJim McGuinness and co will be happy that the footballers form the capital are taking some pressure off them as the championship breaks down.Murphy branded Jim Gavin’s side as the “team to beat” after they continued the excellent form that saw them rampage through the league as they stormed into the Leinster final. “They were very impressive,” said the Glenswilly man.And he added “They have been the most consistent team of the year. They are merging the attacking game with a mean defensive game. They have both sides of the game ticked.”MURPHY SAYS IMPRESSIVE DUBS ARE TEAM TO BEAT was last modified: July 2nd, 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:donegaldublinMichael Murphylast_img read more

KAVC come from two sets down to win own tournament

first_img Tags: Gisagara Volleyball ClubKAVCKAVC-NSSF Invitational Tournament 2018 KAVC players and staff after wining their won invitation tournament on SundayMTN Arena, LugogoSunday, 05-08-2018-Men: KAVC 3-2 Gisagara (17-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 17-15)-Women: Nkumba 1-3 Ndejje (18-25, 13-25, 26-24, 17-25)Kampala Armature Volleyball Club (KAVC) had to do it the hard way in order to with their own invitational tournament.In the finals game played at the MTN Arena in Lugogo, KAVC came from two sets down to defeat Rwandan side Gisagara VC 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.Gisagara looked to be set for their maiden triumph in the competition as they won the first two sets 25-17 and 25-19 in front of a packed crowd as the hosts struggled in both attack and reception.However, tournament MVP Daudi Okello who had early struggles in the game shook off the slow start and together with Kathbert Malinga breathed some life in KAVC’s attack and gave the side a lifeline.Backed by the capacity crowd inside the arena, the hosts got rolling right from the start to the end of the fourth set in which they overwhelmed their opponents.In the decisive set, Gisagara quickly built a two-point lead which they maintained as the side switched sides. Leading 13-10, the Rwandan side felt like they had their hands on the trophy but instead pressed a self-destruct button, receiving a penalty card in the process getting David Okot’s charges off the ropes.In the other final, Ndejje defeated Nkumba 3-1 to win the all Ugandan match up in the Women’s’ category.Ndejje showed their intentions of winning early, taking the first two sets 18-25 and 13-25 before Nkumba won the third 26-24.Nkumba then completed their excellent show at this year’s tournament with a fourth quarter win in order to win the game 3-1.Men’s Individual Awards-MVP: Daudi Okello-Best Server: Gabriel Yikita-Best Receiver: Emile Dada Karera-Best Defender: Patrick Akumunta-Best Attacker: Kathbert Malinga-Best Setter: Ivan Mahoro-Best Blocker: Vincent Dusibimana-Best Libero: Jean Bosco MutabatiComments last_img read more

Anger growing at ongoing delays for Buncrana’s Three School Campus – Senator Mac Lochlainn

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said that anger is “palpable and growing” in Buncrana and Inishowen at the ongoing delays in securing a site for the new three school campus in Buncrana, catering for Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Coláiste Chineal Eoghain.He was commenting after the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton again reported no progress, except to say that a preferred site has been identified and that negotiations are ongoing.The Minister also failed to confirm if he will meet with Donegal ETB and local concerned parents and teachers. Senator Mac Lochlainn said the Minister is well aware of the urgency in securing a site for the new three school campus and getting construction underway.The Sinn Fein politician said “This is an outrageous situation. It is now over ten years and still the Government has failed to ensure that a site is delivered. It is long past time that they put in place a deadline for negotiations. There are options at the disposal of government when there is an overriding public need to sure land. They need to deploy those options if the deadline is not met.“The current sites and buildings housing these three schools are not in any way adequate or appropriate. The parents, teachers and most importantly, the children and students need a solution. They deserve so much better.”He added that they were generous enough to agree a joint initiative that should have made it easier and more cost-effective for the relevant authorities to get the one site in Buncrana and take it from there. And he added “Their generosity has not been rewarded and now their patience has been exhausted.“The Minister needs to put in place a deadline. He needs to make it clear that all options available to him and his department will be deployed and he needs to meet Donegal ETB and the parents and teachers as they have requested”.QUESTIONTo ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the long delayed three school campus for Buncrana, County Donegal; if he will meet with a delegation of Donegal ETB in addition to local teachers and parents to hear their concerns regarding the long delay in progressing this project and the implications for the existing three schools and the school children; and if he will make a statement on the matter.REPLYAs the Deputy may be aware the project to which she refers is included on my Department’s capital programme. A preferred site option has been identified and officials from the relevant Local Authority, on behalf of my Department, have engaged in discussions with the landowner in question with a view to its acquisition. Once the site has been acquired, assuming no issues arise, my Department will be in a position to progress the project concerned into the architectural planning process.I have received a request to meet with representatives of the school authorities and a reply will issue shortly to the school authorities in respect of this request. I can assure the Deputy that all parties are working to bring this acquisition process to a completion as early as possible.Anger growing at ongoing delays for Buncrana’s Three School Campus – Senator Mac Lochlainn was last modified: October 10th, 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:buncranadonegalSenator Mac Lochlainnthree campus schoollast_img read more

Internet Rallies to Help Haiti: Here’s What You Can Do Right Now

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web As you probably know, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake last night. According to the latest estimates, over 100,000 people may have died and large parts of the island’s infrastructure have been destroyed.Here is a short list of things you can do right now to get help to Haiti. Just watch out for unsolicited emails. Quite a few scammers and spammers are trying to profit from this catastrophe and have set up fake donation sites and are running phishing scams. Text to Give MoneyAs Twitter’s Evan Williams just noted on the official Twitter blog, giving money to relief organizations has never been easier. All you need is your phone.The American Red Cross allows anyone in the U.S. to text HAITI to 90999 as an easy way to donate $10 to the recovery effort. The money is billed to your mobile phone account. According to the latest tally, the Red Cross has already raised over $800,000 through text messages.Musician Wyclef Jean’s Haiti-focused organization, Yele is also accepting text-message donations. To donate $5, text Yele to 501501 or visit the foundation’s Web site.Of course, all the major relief organizations also have websites and will happily accept your donations. Our friends at Mashable have compiled a good list of worthy organizations.Update: Google also just announced a new page that allows you to donate to UNICEF and CARE by using a Google Checkout account.Stay InformedHere are a few Twitter lists you can follow to stay informed.New York Times: follows updates from organizations like the Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services and InternetHaiti.CNN: follows many of the same news sources as the New York Times, but also features updates from local bloggers and Twitterusers.This local blogger is also posting regular updates.If you know of other news sources, local bloggers or organizations, let us know in the comments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinoislast_img read more

Negotiate Once

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Some organizations train their buyers to negotiate more than once, each time taking more and more out of the deal. These buyers are extracting value instead of creating it. First you negotiate with your main contact. Then he brings in purchasing. Then purchasing brings in the Chief Financial Officer.By spreading out the extraction of the value, always from your end, you give up more than you otherwise would. You get sucked in. You get emotionally invested. You’re so close! If only you could sharpen your pencil a little bit more . . . (sound painfully familiar?)This is a negotiating tactic. To combat this tactic, you don’t play. Instead, you negotiate once.Once Price Negotiations Begin, NegotiateOnce your dream client begins to negotiate, you have to decide whether to engage or withdraw.If you are going to negotiate, you have to be certain that your negotiations are final. Whatever you agree to must be binding, and your client has to agree that they will buy at the conclusion of negotiations. You have to ask, “If we are negotiating price, are you committing to buy upon our successfully reaching a deal?”If the answer isn’t “yes,” or if your not completely satisfied that this is true, you must ask the follow up question: “Who else is going to be involved in this negotiation?” If purchasing or some other professional buyer is going to be involved, bring them in now. You want to be sure that you negotiate only once.Or don’t negotiate.Or WithdrawIf your contact suggests that there are going to be further rounds of negotiation, don’t negotiate. The result will be that you end with a lower price than you need, and your client will end with a poorer result than they need. You know your price isn’t going to go up with additional negotiations, right?Tactics to lower prices are highly effective at lowering prices, but they don’t do anything to improve execution. Instead they make it more difficult to produce results because they strip out the profit necessary to do delivering those results.Instead of engaging in a negotiation, be honest and say something that sounds like this: “I think negotiating price now is premature. Our efforts are better spent figuring out how we put together the biggest, best value-creating solution we can, and then we can negotiate once we have done that.”Do what is right for you and your dream client: Build the biggest, best value-creating deal that you can, and then negotiate price once at the end of that exercise.QuestionsHow many times do you negotiate in the course of deal?How many people do you normally end up negotiating with?What is the best strategy to combat negotiating more than once?How do you ensure that you negotiations don’t cause you to drop your price so much that you don’t destroy your ability to deliver the value you promised?last_img read more