LONDON, CMC:West Indies pace legend Michael Holding has been named the new president of Derbyshire, the County club he represented with distinction during his illustrious playing days.The 63-year-old was formally appointed at Wednesday night’s annual general meeting of the club and joins incoming chairman Ian Morgan, who replaces the hugely successful Chris Grant.”It is a great honour to be asked to be president of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and I am looking forward to the year,” Jamaican Holding said.”I enjoyed immensely the few years I spent at Derbyshire and I always enjoy returning to the club. On my last visit, in September, I saw all of the facilities, all of the improvements and the infrastructure which has gone into the club.GOOD RESULTS EXPECTED”I am sure that the progress made off the field and around the ground will transfer onto the cricket field and that we will see some good results this summer.”I would like to thank all members and supporters for their continued support and encourage them to keep on supporting the club in 2017 and beyond.”Holding spent six seasons at the East Midlands county during the 1980s, taking 224 wickets at an average of 24.57. He recorded 13 five-wicket hauls with a best of seven for 97 against Worcestershire.He remains one of the icons of West Indies cricket and one of the finest fast bowlers Test cricket has seen, having picked up 249 wickets from 60 Tests at an average of 23.68.Since retiring from the game, Holding has become a respected television analyst.Only last summer, he returned to the club to open the new media and business centre at the Derbyshire ground.
At MackenzieBy Utamu BelleThe Mackenzie Police Station at Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) is presently being reconstructed into a more modern policing facility.This was made possible through an Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) loan to the Government, to completely rebuild the Police Station referred to as E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) headquarters. Demolition work on the former structure commenced about two weeks ago and the debris has since been removed. The project is now at the foundation stage.Demolition of the old Police Station at Mackenzie, LindenAccording to E Division Commander Fazil Karimbaksh, the project is expected to take up to five months to be completed. He said a larger two-storey facility is being constructed measuring 135 feet by 45 feet.“So, within the next five to six months, we should be relocated in a spanking new, modern Police facility in E Division …It will be a modern Police Station with all modern amenities”, the Commander beamed.While he could not provide the exact financial figure at the time, Karimbaksh said approximately $80 million was allocated towards the project. The Police Commander further stated that the modern facility, when completed, would bring about an ease in the state of affairs at the station, since the previous one was inadequate in terms of space. He pointed out that as a result, various departments were not established at the Police Station. Karimbaksh noted, however, that this issue was expected to be solved when the new building came on stream.“It will greatly assist us, because the previous building – we were cramped for space and a lot of our departments we had to decentralise them to other stations. We’re very appreciative of this new building that’s going to come on stream and it will house all our departments, so the people of Region 10 in particular will have better service and we will be operating at our full capacity in terms of our departments. It will be more comfortable too,” Karimbaksh said.Presently, the Police Division is operating out of makeshift offices within the compound, in an effort to facilitate the reconstruction process. read more
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When Samuel L. Jackson was growing up, people encouraged him to be a doctor, lawyer or a teacher. But it was acting, he said, that gave him the greatest satisfaction. Jackson, who was in Shreveport, La., filming a movie, encouraged young Head Start pupils Friday to apply themselves in school and “find that one particular thing that makes you smile when you do it, that impresses your friends when you do it.” Most of the children were 4 or 5 years old, and some weren’t sure who he was. Jackson, a Morehouse College graduate, told them that education is key to doing whatever they want. For 30 years, the unassuming Bingenheimer – shy and thin, with a squeaky voice – has hosted “Rodney on the Roq” on local radio station KROQ-FM. He is known as the first DJ to play records by such bands as Blondie, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Duran Duran, the Cure, Joan Jett, No Doubt, Blur, Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Coldplay. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Associated Press Disc jockey rocks the Walk of Fame Dubbed the “Mayor of the Sunset Strip,” Rodney Bingenheimer launched the careers of such bands as Blondie and Blur on his longtime radio rock show. On Friday, the L.A. disc jockey received some glitzy gratitude: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I can’t believe I started this in 1976 playing the Ramones,” Bingenheimer said in an emotional speech at the ceremony for the walk’s 2,330th star. Guests included Brian Wilson, the Bangles, Bingenheimer’s sister and hordes of cheering fans. read more
Judge KellyIT took six Gardai to restrain a Co Donegal man after he was ejected from an ‘End of the World Party’ at a local nightclub, a court heard today.Kevin Clarke, from Dresnagh, Castlefin, appeared before Letterkenny District Court on public order charges relating to the incident in the early hours of December 22 last at The Pulse nightclub in the town. The disco was organised as a gimmick surrounding the belief by the ancient Mayan people of Mexico that the world would end on December 21 last year.“Perhaps you thought the world was going to end and you’d get away with it,” remarked Judge Paul Kelly at today’s hearing.The court heard that gardai arrived at The Pulse at 3am on December 22 and found Clarke in an altercation with bouncers.They warned Clarke to leave the area but he then became aggressive.“It took six gardai to restrain him and to put him into a Garda vehicle,” said the prosecuting inspector.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Clarke’s behaviour was completely out of character.He said his client worked for a community group in Castlefin and was dedicated to making his community better.“The circumstances, my client instructs me, were rather different. Mr Clarke’s brother had been ejected from the nightclub concerned in what they would say was a case of mistaken identity,” said Mr Dillon.“Mr Clarke then saw one of the security staff punch his brother and he stepped in to intervene. It was at that moment that gardai arrived,” said the solicitor.Judge Paul Kelly said: “Mr Clarke completely over-reacted. It took six gardai to restrain and gardai in this town have better things to be getting on with.“Perhaps you believed the world was going to end you’d thought he’d get away with it!”Judge Kelly said he wanted to adjourn the case for two weeks to consider his sentence.He asked Mr Dillon to speak with the Castlefin Tidy Towns committee to see if they would facilitate Clarke in doing extra hours for no pay.COMMUNITY WORKER FOUGHT SIX GARDAI AT ‘END OF THE WORLD PARTY’ was last modified: January 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:COMMUNITY WORKER FOUGHT SIX GARDAI AT ‘END OF THE WORLD PARTY’ read more
3 England limber up for their showdown with Sweden 3 Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 in the last 16 Mild, once on Wimbledon’s books, said of the Three Lions: “They think they are so good but they are not.“It’s spoilt young people who make a ton of money. The English are easy to score against.“You don’t get afraid when you see this team. It suits Sweden well.“They think they are going to win and will get an unpleasant surprise on Saturday.“They do not have the total desperation required.” England players are “spoilt young people” and will get an “unpleasant surprise” against Sweden.That’s the verdict of former Sweden international Hakan Mild, as the two nations prepare to collide in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Sweden manager Janne Andersson is fan of English football 3 And Mild believes Sweden – playing in their first World Cup quarter-final since 1994 – should be confident of progressing to the semi-finals.“If we get through the first 20 minutes we can go through. They are limited,” he said.“I’m really impressed (with Sweden), how they have come up with this and how the team works together. They do it together and the players submit to the idea.”Sweden manager Janne Andersson has, however, been keen to stress his respect for England and sees a new style in Gareth Southgate’s squad, having been an avid follower of the English game.“I grew up in the 70s and we used to follow English football. It was only one televised match a week in those days,” he said. “I was always a huge fan of English football, I can remember watching Kenny Hibbitt’s Wolves and the muddy pitches.“I grew up with this and England was my second nation. It’s a wonderful feeling to face them as head coach of the Swedish team.“But football has developed a great deal. What they still have is the heart and the spirit of fighting. I have always appreciated that but it’s not the England I grew up watching.”Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 in the last 16, having emerged from a tough group also containing Mexico and Germany, and former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson told talkSPORT his home nation are one of the hardest teams to beat in the word. Read his pre-match verdict here.talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden and England on Saturday, kick-off 3pm UK time read more
“I totally agree with you, it was a great World Cup with lots of goals, but that’s a knockout competition and more goals are always scored in the FA Cup because of the necessity to try again in the last five minutes in case you go out of the competition than are tried in league football.“How are we going to get past the fact that goals are not plentiful in the league?”Check out the video from talkSPORT’s official Twitter page below! 4 predicted Using scientific knowledge and data collated by Oxford scholars, Parry deduced that making goals bigger was a necessity and rules should be rewritten to accommodate this.“In 1863, a man’s average height was five foot five inches,” he explained on the Hawksbee and Jacobs Show.“Now the rule book was written in a Fleet Street pub café and it has never been changed since in terms of compensating for the enormous growth in the size of a human being.“If you go on HMS Victory, which is the ship of course was Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, the average size of a man then was about five foot two and you can tell that by the size of the doors on the ship! 4 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Mike Parry believes increasing the size of goals will make football more attractive.The former Fleet Street journalist spoke to Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs about how to make league football more entertaining. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Footballers are certainly getting bigger, as Theo Walcott can attest! “So I’m only using that as an example because man has got bigger and bigger and bigger as our health has got better, as our nutrition has got better.”As one of the stars of England’s World Cup campaign this summer, Jordan Pickford had very few critics from his time in Russia.However, Thibaut Courtois did criticise his technique during the defeat to Belgium in the group stages, claiming the goalkeeper was too small.Although the Chelsea shot-stopper eventually apologised for his disparaging comments, Pickford responded by pulling off several incredible saves throughout the tournament to help the Three Lions reach the semi-final stage.In Parry’s revamped situation, the Everton shot-stopper may have struggled to make quite the impact on the international stage as he has this summer. Manchester City won the Premier League last season with 100 points after scoring 106 goals In the Premier League last season, Manchester City romped to the Premier League title by scoring a record 106 times, leaving them with a goal difference of +79.However, Parry (a staunch Evertonian) wants football to revert back to the days of William ‘Dixie’ Dean who scored 60 goals in the 1927-28 season.My proposal is to make the game more attractive,” he added.“Ever since Dixie scored those 60 goals, the number of goals a season has gone down. Now where is it going to go down to? highlights Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA 4 Latest Football News possible xi Are crossbars in football too low? 🤷♂️@MikeParry8 thinks they are and has began the #RaiseTheBar campaign to make goals bigger! 🥅⬆️🗣️ Mike joined @tSHandJ this afternoon to explain all… pic.twitter.com/0akU4ZGjeV— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 26, 2018 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence who plays? Parry went on to say: “I’ve been reading journals for the last two or three years written by Oxford scholars who say that man is going to grow even faster over the next century than he has in the last century.“Soon the average man will be six foot one inches tall! The average man is five foot 10 now.“If you want to come in from the midfield and advance towards the goal, it’s not the size of the goal behind the defender – it’s the size of the defenders in front of the goal.“So it doesn’t matter that the ball is lighter, you can turn it and bend it and curve it, it’s about the amount of space you are aiming for to get around those defenders to put it into the goal.” Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Parry wants to make football more attractive Pickford pulled off this incredible save with his fingertips against Colombia gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 4 ALTERED read more
One of Donegal’s best-known Gardai has been promoted to the rank of Superintendent.Inspector David Kelly, a native of Cavan, has served Donegal for a number of years including stints in Buncrana and Letterkenny.He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in both the district and circuit courts. It has not been confirmed which district the newly-promoted Superintendent Kelly has been appointed to. MAJOR PROMOTION FOR POPULAR DONEGAL GARDA was last modified: January 11th, 2015 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:buncranadonegalGardaInspector David Kellyletterkenny
Eden Hazard returns to the Chelsea substitutes’ bench for the game against Watford at Vicarage Road.Hazard impressed in Sunday’s FA Cup win at MK Dons but boss Guus Hiddink has reverted back to the same line-up that started Chelsea’s last league game, at Arsenal.It means Gary Cahill, Baba Rahman and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also drop back to the bench, with John Mikel Obi, Cesar Azpilicueta and Willian returning to the starting XI.Willian picked up a knock after coming on as a substitute at the weekend but has been passed fit. New signing Alexandre Pato is not yet considered fit enough to be involved.The home side make two changes, with Sebastian Prödl and José Holebas coming in for Miguel Britos and Nathan Ake.Britos is ill, while on-loan Chelsea youngster Ake is ineligible to play against his parent club.Watford: Gomes; Paredes, Prödl, Cathcart, Holebas; Behrami, Watson, Capoue; Jurado; Deeney, Ighalo.Subs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Anya, Suarez, Guedioura, Abdi, Amrabat.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Traore, Hazard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Mere seconds after the 49ers drafted Arkansas linebacker Dre Greenlaw in the fifth round of last week’s NFL draft, ESPN’s talking heads leapt into action parsing his game. Said one expert: “He’s very instinctive against the pass.”If only they knew then.Greenlaw came to the 49ers with an untold story. That can be a bad thing — witness the recent outbreak of bad behavior on the part of NFL employees. In this case, a grateful father took to social media to let people know the kind of principled …