‘Big teams are beatable’, says Sunshine Girls captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock

first_imgSunshine Girls captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock says despite going down to their second defeat at the Netball World Cup in Australia, to New Zealand in their Pool E qualification round opener yesterday, they walked away from the game knowing that the top teams are not unbeatable.The Sunshine Girls went down to World number two New Zealand 55-48 in Pool E, despite being ahead 27-24 at half-time.New Zealand led 14-11 after the first quarter and 40-37 at the end of the third.Jamaican goal shooter Romelda Aiken was outstanding, netting 41 of 44 tries, while Shanice Beckford supported with seven of nine attempts.Maria Tutaia led the Kiwis with 36 from 43 tries, while Bailey Mes sunk 19 of 25.The squadron leader acknowledged that they made mistakes in the game against New Zealand and England that cost them, but insists that those lessons will serve them well in the play-offs.”A lot of persons thought that New Zealand would have walked over us, but our performance goes to show that nothing is impossible. We walked away from those games knowing that these big teams are beatable, we just have to step up and work harder,” Aiken-Pinnock said.”The ladies really worked hard from the start of the game, but we made some mistakes at crucial parts of the game and lost the ball. But the ladies really hustled in trying to get back the ball,’ she reiterated.press home advantageIn games against the number three-ranked England and world number two, New Zealand, the Jamaicans surrendered first-half leads to lose. Aiken-Pinnock said they need to press home their advantage and stop letting their opponents back into the game.”In both games, we had good first halves, but we made too many mistakes in the second half, and it cost us. We have to make sure that once we are ahead, we take care of our centre pass and ensure that we score from it and keep ahead,” she stressed.Before the team can think about the semi-finals, they have Uganda on Thursday and Malawi (Friday) in their remaining Pool E games. Aiken-Pinnock says they remain just as motivated as ever for the gold medal.”We still have a chance to be in the semi-finals; we have two games to go and we have to make sure that we win these two games first and foremost. We are not demotivated going up against Uganda or Malawi. Our focus now is on playing the semi-finals, so we are taking it one game at a time.”We play next against Uganda and we will play them and try to get over one hurdle at a time before we get into the meat of the matter, which is the semis,” the Jamaica team leader said.”We are still very much motivated, and we just have to go out and stamp our place in the semi-finals and make sure that we are in the final. There is no doubt (in our minds). We are still very much motivated, we are still positive, we are focused on the gold medal, and losing two matches doesn’t mean we are out,” she insisted.In Pool G, T&T put away Zambia 66-39, while Barbados were edged 37-34 by Scotland.last_img read more

Police ranks continue to seize

first_img… “This is forbidden!” – Traffic Chief By Ramona LuthiVehicle operators are incessantly told to hand over their documents to traffic ranks, and ordered to drive to the Police Station despite this being declared prohibited on several occasions by Traffic Chief Boodnarine Persaud.Traffic ChiefBoodnarine PersaudAccording to numerous complaints from drivers on Saturday, after being stopped by Police Traffic ranks, they are ordered to turn over their drivers’ licences and insurances for inspection but on most occasions, these law enforcers would confiscate the documents and demand that they drive to the respective Police stations.“Look, the other day I was driving up to town, a officer stop me, he ask foh me licence, I give he. Then he ask foh me insurance, I give he. Then he collect all two, put it in he pocket and tell me drive to Ruimveldt Station,” Johnson Charles told Guyana Times.The actions of the traffic officers have triggered questions by vehicle operators about the traffic laws enforcement. “If they saying you can’t drive without your documents, why are they taking it away and telling you to drive? Not even tell, order you to drive to the station. What sense is the law to not drive without documents, then?” Jenny Ramcharran, another driver questioned.A young lady told this publication that she was parked for no more than 15 seconds across the Mon Repos Market on Saturday, when an officer approached her, requested her documents and opted to seize them while stipulating that she drive to the Beterverwagting Police Station. However, when she requested to have her documents returned before she followed the order, the officer refused to comply.The young lady said when she informed a senior officer of the situation and asked “is it right for the officer to take away my documents, his response was no, but would you rather an officer give you back your documents then hold you by your pants, arrest you and embarrass you in front of people?”Meanwhile, Traffic Chief Persaud told this publication on Saturday that the custom by ranks taking away drivers’ documents is forbidden. He said the only time traffic ranks can do that is if there are suspicions that the documents are fraudulent.According to Persaud, officers are expected to inspect and return the documents and if necessary arrest the driver and have them taken to the Police station, or accompany them as they drive to the station to be arrested.“The Police supposed to check the documents, return the documents, and if they have to, arrest the driver and take him or her to the station or they can go along in the vehicle with the driver to the police station and arrest them. Officers are totally forbidden from taking away documents from drivers.”last_img read more

Exxon gets green light for US$6B Liza Phase 2 development

first_img– to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per dayAs the United States oil giant gears up for oil production in the first quarter of 2020, ExxonMobil has been granted approval to go ahead with its Liza Phase 2 Development offshore Guyana, which will commence in mid-2022.This was confirmed by Director of the Energy Department, Dr Mark Bynoe at a press conference on Friday.“The Liza Phase 2 Field Development Plan (FDP) was approved by the Minister responsible for petroleum on Monday, 29 April, 2019. The approval is for the second phase of development on the Liza field. The DE and GGMC Petroleum Division, together with its external consultant, Bayphase, conducted an in-depth review of the Liza Phase 2 Field Development Plan (FDP) submitted by Exxon Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL),” he noted.According to Dr Bynoe, the approval is subject to a number of conditions and confirmatory studies. These includes the establishment of a Regional Capping Stack or other solution to ensure that a Capping Stack can be deployed within five days of a well control event with loss of containment; improving the targeted availability of the overall production system of the Liza Phase 2 FPSO to between 98 per cent and 99 per cent, and identifying potential cost savings synergies between Liza Phase 1 and Lisa Phase 2.Energy Department Director, Dr Mark BynoeThe others are for the Stabroek partners to enter into a Decommissioning Security Agreement and having EEPGL conduct annual third-party auditing on their drilling operations that would be consistent with Good International Oil Field Practice (GIOFP) and its own Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) and the EEPGL shall follow the required practice in the US Gulf of Mexico in calculating “worst case discharge” and to validate the assumptions and calculations by obtaining an independent assessment to develop an estimate of the flow that would result from an open hole well control event with loss of containment.This independent assessment, Dr Bynoe noted, will then be used as the basis for the oil spill response plan and oil spill modelling.Meanwhile, ExxonMobil in a subsequent statement stated that it has funded the Liza Phase 2 development at the cost of some US$6 billion, including a lease capitalisation cost of approximately $1.6 billion, for the Liza Utility floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.The Liza Phase 2 will produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day and a total of 600 million from that development. For the Phase 2 Development, six drill centres are planned, along with approximately 30 wells – 15 production, nine water injection and six gas injection wells.Nevertheless, the US oil giant noted that the Liza Phase 1 remains on track to achieve first oil by the first quarter of 2020 and will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day at peak rates utilising the Liza Destiny FPSO, which is expected to arrive offshore Guyana in the third quarter of this year.“With the Government of Guyana and our partners, ExxonMobil is bringing industry-leading upstream capabilities to build upon Phase 1 and further develop the shared value of Guyana’s resources,” said Liam Mallon, President of ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company.“We are actively pursuing significant development potential from numerous discoveries in the Stabroek Block,” he added.In fact, pending Government and regulatory approvals, Exxon revealed that a final investment decision is expected later this year for a third phase of development, Payara, which is expected to produce between 180,000 and 220,000 barrels per day with start-up as early as 2023.Moreover, the company is evaluating additional development potential in other areas of the Stabroek Block, including at the Turbot area and Hammerhead.The missive further outlined that by the end of 2019, Exxon will have four drill-ships operating offshore Guyana. Following well completion activities at the recently announced Yellowtail discovery, the Noble Tom Madden will move to the Hammerhead-2 well. The Stena Carron is completing a well test at the Longtail-1 discovery, and will then move to the Hammerhead-3 well.Later in 2019, according to the US oil giant, the Stena Carron will drill a second well at the Ranger discovery. The Noble Bob Douglas drillship is completing development drilling operations for Liza Phase 1. ExxonMobil will add another exploration drillship, the Noble Don Taylor, in the fourth quarter of 2019.As the projects proceed, Exxon noted that its partners’ investment in the Guyanese economy continues to increase. In fact, it pointed out that the number of Guyanese nationals supporting project activities more than doubled in 2018 to over 1000.“ExxonMobil and its co-venturers spent nearly $60 million with more than 500 Guyanese vendors in 2018. More than 1500 Guyanese companies are registered with the Centre for Local Business Development, which was founded by ExxonMobil and its co-venturers in 2017 with the mission of supporting local businesses to become globally competitive,” the company said on Friday.With its 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block last month, the US oil giant now estimates recoverable resources at more than 5.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent. This creates the potential for at least five FPSO vessels producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is an operator and holds 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds 30 per cent interest and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 per cent interest.last_img read more

Crackdown breakdown

first_imgAfter years of letting gangsters run roughshod over entire communities, it feels good to fight back. Crackdowns are important for the public’s morale. But unless this one is accompanied by tough prevention and intervention programs for low-income minority youth, it will only fill our prisons while a new crop of gangsters fills the void on the street. Busting up gangs is good, but making them obsolete and unattractive is the critical step to solving a problem that has plagued Los Angeles for decades. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other Los Angeles leaders have paid lip service for years to the idea of developing a comprehensive anti-gang strategy. It’s time for them to put their political capital on the table. Gang injunctions and concerted efforts by cops to nail the worst gangsters have a positive effect on our community life. But the real challenge is to destroy the culture of gangs that sucks in tens of thousands of young people and leads them into lives of crime. LAW enforcement is putting the squeeze on Los Angeles’ illegal gangs. The Los Angeles Police Department is ticking off names on its “most wanted” gangsters list – public relations construct though it may be. In a long-overdue crackdown, the LAPD broke up an entire drug-dealing gang on Skid Row last week after arresting several top suspects in other cases. At the same time, legislators from Los Angeles introduced a host of get-tough-on-gangs measures that would give police and prosectors more tools to find and punish criminal gangsters – such as allowing communities to sue gangs for damages. The time for more action is now.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Blow for Liverpool? Juventus set sights on Anfield-linked Dortmund star

first_img Henrikh Mkhitaryan Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be on the way to Juventus.The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, is due to hold talks with the Italian giants today to discuss a potential move to Turin.Sky Italia are reporting that Juve will table a bid of just over £14m, which is expected to be knocked back by BVB.However, Juve have the financial muscle to return with a higher bid as they aim to add a high-profile signing before the season begins.Liverpool had been tracking the player’s movements this summer but are now unlikely to provide any competition for Juve.Mkhitaryan joined Shakhtar Donetsk from Dortmund in 2013 and has made 94 appearances for the club, scoring 24 goals and providing 20 assists. 1last_img read more

NEW TICKET SCAM ALERT FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL clubs have warned fans to be careful about a scam which was pulled at the All-Ireland Hurling final in case it is repeated again on Sunday.In a statement from clubs in the county today, fans were warned not to buy tickets outside the ground in case they have already been used by fans of the Minor teams.Dublin play Meath in the curtain raiser for the big game. Said the statement: “At the recent Hurling Final, a small number of people outside who were looking to buy tickets on the street, purchased tickets which had already been used by supporters of the Minor teams.“Anyone travelling to Dublin in the hope of getting a ticket should be careful in that last 45mins before throw in for the Senior game that they don’t buy a ticket which has already been scanned.“Once it’s scanned that’s it used up – and it can’t be used again to get into the match.”Gardai are also planning to mount an operation to take on touts. They say anyone caught selling tickets above their face value will be arrested and charged.A number of undercover gardai will be on duty around Croke Park this Sunday. NEW TICKET SCAM ALERT FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 21st, 2012 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:NEW TICKET SCAM ALERT FOR ALL-IRELAND FINALlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL AS MILFORD GAA CLUB CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH 5K RACE

first_imgMILFORD GAA club is celebrating its 35th birthday.And tonight there was a large turn-out for a 5k race as part of the celebrations. PICTURE SPECIAL AS MILFORD GAA CLUB CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH 5K RACE was last modified: July 25th, 2013 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:5k raceMILFORD GAA CLUBlast_img read more

EURO ’16 FANTASY FOOTBALL MATCH DAY 2 WINNER IS……….

first_imgDamien Campbell from Annagry has won a meal for two people at the fantastic Arena 7 complex, as he has the highest points tally over the second round of matches.Donegal Daily along with Inishowen Motors and Michael Murphy Sports set up a fantasy football league for the Euro ’16 championships. Hundreds have entered but it is Damien Campbell who has won the Match day 2 prize of a meal for two people at Arena 7.Congratulations to Damien who got an impressive 73 points over the second round of fixtures, and is in with a great chance of winning a new Kia Sportage for a year from Inishowen Motors.You can still enter our fantasy league by simply following the steps below:Fill in your details below to register with Donegal Daily [ninja_forms id=1]Now go onto http://eurofantasy.uefa.com and follow the instructions to create your team. Once you have created your team please enter the code 03034EBC to join Donegal Daily’s fantasy football league.We wish you the best of luck #COYBIGEURO ’16 FANTASY FOOTBALL MATCH DAY 2 WINNER IS………. was last modified: June 20th, 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:damien campbellEuro 2016Fantasy FootballInishowen MotorsMichael Murphy Sportslast_img read more

Young replaces Shaw: Watford v Man United live talkSPORT commentary, team news

first_img impact Manchester United could potentially move up to sixth with a victory over Watford at Vicarage Road, however the hosts will be looking to carry on their perfect start to the season.The Hornets have made an incredible start to the new campaign and came from behind to end Tottenham’s unbeaten run last time out. MONEY Mourinho’s side beat Burnley before the international break possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won highlights United were back to winnings ways themselves before the international break, relieving the pressure on Jose Mourinho.Romelu Lukaku was in lethal form against Burnley and will be hoping to continue his scoring streak.What time is kick-off?This game is scheduled for Saturday, September 15.Kick-off at Vicarage Road is at 5.30pm.When United visited last season it was one of the games of the season, with the Red Devils coming away with the three points following a 4-2 win.How can I listen with talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT for live coverage of this game from 5.25pm.You can use either our mobile app, your DAB radio or our web player. FOOTBALL LATEST Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 1 silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Getty What is the team news?The only change for the visitors sees Ashley Young come in for Luke Shaw who suffered an injury playing for England against Spain.Meanwhile, the hosts are unchanged for the fifth consecutive Premier League match.Watford: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra, Deeney, GraySubs: Gomes, Mariappa, Success, Masina, Sema, Chalobah, FemeniaManchester United: de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Pogba, Fellaini, Matic, Lingard, Lukaku, SanchezSubs: Bailly, Mata, Martial, Grant, Fred, Darmian, McTominaylast_img read more

CHLOE MAGEE SEALS PLACE AT LONDON OLYMPICS

first_imgRAPHOE’S Chloe Magee has sealed a place at the London Olympics making it through to the quarter-finals of the Irish Championships in Lisburn last night.The 23-year-old badminton star won her two matches to seal the last eight place she needed to confirm a place at the Games.Magee, who competed at the Beijing Games three years ago, will be officially confirmed in the New Year but yesterday’s results she is a cert for the team. “I’m just delighted,” said Chloe.“That’s it sealed and delivered now.“I have had 10 good tournaments now so it’ll only be an injury now that will stop me.”Magee began her Irish championships with a comfortable 21-12, 21-13 win over Barbara Matias of France. before defeating fancied Dutch competitor Judith Meulenjijks 13-21, 21-11, 20-11.  CHLOE MAGEE SEALS PLACE AT LONDON OLYMPICS was last modified: December 10th, 2011 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:chloe mageeRaphoelast_img read more