WICB-CARICOM tension continues … Mitchell slams Cameron’s ‘amazing level of disrespect’

first_img DISPUTE OVER REPORT ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, yesterday slammed what he called an “amazing level of disrespect” on the part of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron, as pressure continued to mount on the beleaguered Board to meet urgently with CARICOM leaders over the Governance Review Panel report. Mitchell, the chairman of CARICOM’s Cricket Governance Committee, stopped short of issuing an ultimatum to the WICB but urged Cameron to rethink his decision not to accommodate a meeting with regional heads before the board of directors meeting on December 12 in St Lucia. Cameron has been adamant about the WICB’s inability to accommodate the Caribbean leaders prior to the already scheduled meeting and reiterated this position in written communication to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday. “It is quite amazing the level of disrespect. The level of lack of understanding of the importance of this is quite frightening, and I don’t think I should hold back any words,” Mitchell said bluntly as he spoke on the last day of the OECS Summit here. “I expect the president of the West Indies Cricket Board to respect the leadership of the Caribbean, the leadership of the people of the region, and to give effect to an urgent meeting. “We expect no less, and I hope and pray that what we saw was a rush of blood and not his (Cameron) real intentions, so I expect to see a meeting very, very soon between the leadership, and we are waiting for that answer to meet quickly to move cricket forward in the region.” The salvo from the veteran Caribbean leader is the latest in the standoff between the WICB and CARICOM following the release of the Governance Review Panel report earlier this month. Chaired by UWI Cave Hill Campus principal Professor Eudine Barriteau, the panel had as its main recommendation the “immediate dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board and the appointment of an interim board whose structure and composition would be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”. Cameron, while speaking in The Cayman Islands last weekend, again stressed that scheduling an “urgent meeting”, as had been requested by CARICOM, was impractical as the board needed time to go over the report. Also, he said there were “a number of professionals who sit on the West Indies Cricket Board and just calling a board of directors meeting is not that easy.” The statement provoked Mitchell’s ire, forcing him to respond. Mitchell said though regional leaders were extremely busy, they were willing to sacrifice the time to discuss the pressing issue of Caribbean cricket. The panel was commissioned by the CARICOM Cricket Governance Committee back in April, with input from the WICB.last_img read more

Wind chaos injures 16 at weather-hit Pyeongchang Games

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img LATEST STORIES 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 High winds have badly disrupted the Games schedule, forcing the postponement of two skiing races and a biathlon event. But competition was going ahead on schedule on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings A volunteer advises spectators to stay indoors at the Gangneung Olympic Park following strong winds during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 14, 2018.Gangneung Olympic Park was closed to visitors as high winds caused chaos at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, also forcing ski and biathlon races to be postponed. “Due to high winds in the Gangneung area, all activities in the common domain of the Gangneung Olympic Park have temporarily been suspended to ensure the safety of all personnel,” said a statement from Games organisers. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVSixteen people were hurt when high winds caused chaos at Gangneung Olympic Park, a major venue of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, organisers said on Thursday.Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around at the Park on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing The plaza, which houses four ice sports arenas, was closed to visitors on Wednesday and the public were urged to stay indoors. The wind dropped on Thursday.“We had some facilities and props flying around,” said Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the Games organising committee, adding that 60 tents were damaged and 120 fences collapsed.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 were a lot of signages that were blowing away and shaking and we had to reinforce them.”The 16 people who were hurt were treated for light scratches and sent home, he said.last_img read more

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shows off his playing skills, banging home goals! Sturridge and Benteke, take note

first_imgWe all know about new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s managerial credentials.Two Bundesliga titles were won, a Champions League final was reached, and much more with Borussia Dortmund, while he also had a successful seven-year spell with Mainz too.But little, here in England at least, is known about his time as a player over in Germany.Klopp was striker turned defender and it turns out he’s scored some belters in his time.You can see five of his best strikes, including a couple of brilliant volleys, in the video above.last_img read more

ROSSES CURRAGH CLUB – STUNNING ROSMUC BRINGS ITS REWARDS

first_imgThe club travelled today to the beautiful Rosmuc & was greeted by glorious sunshine. We hit the road at 7.30 for the long trip to Rosmuc arriving at 12.15pm.The Senior men of Paul McGonagle, Oscar Duffy & James McGonagle qualified first from their heat & Semi Final. In the final they raced against Carraroe, Inis Mhicine & Doire fharta. Carraroe team of Michael, Kieran & Paul Folan came first with the Rosses lads coming a close second.The Senior ladies of Kathleen Mcgonagle, Annette Diver & Annie Duffy came second in their straight final close behind the ladies team of Galway/Clare of Ann Potter, Annie Lee & Leah O Sullivan. In the Fear & Bean the Rosses teams had a very successful outing with the teams of Kathleen & Paul McGonagle Coming first & Oscar Duffy & Annette Diver Following close behind for second.In the Junior mixed Daire Gallagher & his partner coming first & Declan Duffy & his partner coming second.A very successful first outing, with a huge well done to everyone who took part. Looking forward to onward & upwards for An An Tóstal Salthill — feeling happy.  ROSSES CURRAGH CLUB – STUNNING ROSMUC BRINGS ITS REWARDS was last modified: May 20th, 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:Rosses Curragh Clublast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires My rankings are specifically for the Cardinals — so if you are worried why I have Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert ranked lower than most, it’s simply because his position doesn’t lend itself to the Cardinals’ needs as much as maybe FIU safety Jonathan Cyprien.Tier One1. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama2. Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU3. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia4. Eric Fisher, LT, Central Michigan5. Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M6. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah7. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia8. Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon9. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina10. Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYUThese are the ten players I would be comfortable with the Cardinals taking with the seventh pick in the draft. I know, no Lane Johnson, that’s unfortunately how I feel about Johnson.Tier Two11. Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma12. Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State13. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia14. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee15. Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State16. Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International17. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State18. Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame19. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas20. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise StateThe above are ten players I’d be in favor of the Cardinals selecting if they were to move down in the first round. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The week of the draft, I will add an additional 50 names, to give Cardinals fans 150 names to watch for on draft day. With the draft a mere 17 days away, I get asked frequently on Twitter about what players I like, what players I don’t like and who I would want the Cardinals to draft if scenario x, y, or z unfolds. Well I’m going to try and make it easy for all of us.Here is my Arizona Cardinals Big Board, with a hat tip to Eric Stoner of Rotoworld.com/BleacherReport.com and Josh Norris of Rotoworld.com/NFL.com for the tiers idea. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Even if the Cardinals took any of these players at the top of round two, I wouldn’t be able to find much fault.Tier Five52. Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist53. Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia54. Quanterus Smith, OLB, Western Kentucky55. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston56. Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia57. Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State58. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse59. Duke Williams, S, Nevada60. Travis Frederick , OG/C, Wisconsin61. Robert Woods, WR, USC62. Chris Faulk, OT, LSU63. Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers64. Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia65. Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia66. Michael Buchanan, OLB, Illinois67. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern MississippiThese are guys I don’t know how they may fit with Arizona or where they’ll be drafted, but I like them as football players.They make plays, help their teams win games and most of them have a reason for why they are in this tier of players.These would be third or fourth round targets if I was running Cardinals draft.Tier Six68. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee69. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State70. Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas71. Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame72. B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary73. Josh Evans, S, Florida74. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse75. Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse76. Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State77. Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon78. Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State79. EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State80. Matt Elam, S, Florida81. Dennis Johnson, RB, Arkansas82. Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M83. Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State84. Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida85. Jon Bostic, LB, Florida86. Brian Schwenke, C, California87. Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State88. David Amerson, S, North Carolina State89. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State90. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State91. Trevardo Williams, OLB, Conneticut92. Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida93. Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina94. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU95. Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia96. Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee97. Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas98. David Quessenberry, OG, San Jose State99. Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina100. Spencer Ware, RB, LSUEnding my list is a group of players I like throughout the draft. Maybe they go early, maybe they go later, but this is the top 100 players I have my eye on for the Cardinals right now. Tier Three21. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky22. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri23. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas24. Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)25. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama26. D.J. Fluker, OG, Alabama27. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina28. Kevin Minter, LB, LSU29. Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State30. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson31. Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama32. Dallas Thomas, OG, Tennessee33. Justin Pugh, OG, SyracuseTrade down a little further than the mid-teens, move into the back end of round one, or take advantage of players that will inevitably fall to their second round pick, this is how I would prioritize them.Tier Four34. Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn35. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama36. Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff37. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati38. Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M39. Bjoern Werner, OLB, Florida State40. Datone Jones, DE, UCLA41. Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut42. D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina43. Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State44. Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington45. Menelik Watson, LT, Florida State46. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice47. Eric Reid, S, LSU48. David Bakhtiari, OL, Colorado49. Robert Alford, CB, Southeast Louisiana50. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin51. Justin Hunter, WR, TennesseeIf the Cardinals add another second round pick or these players somehow fall to round three, they are all guys I would target.last_img read more