Reports indicate that Cameroon have been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The hosting of the AFCON was part of the agenda in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting held in Accra, Ghana yesterday.Two reports that were central to the final decision regarding Cameroon were to be tabled namely; report of inspection visits of the security committee from October 27 to November 1 as well as a report of the inspection visit from November 11-15. In October, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad visited Yaounde for a meeting with Cameroon President Paul Biya just days after CAF deferred the final decision on the hosting of next year’s AFCON.At that time, a report by the last inspection team to Cameroon revealed: “a significant delay as far as the delivery of infrastructure is concerned.”Cameroon’s hosting of African football’s showpiece event has been in jeopardy for months since the decision to increase the tournament from 16 to 24 teams.CAF will now give a one month window where countries interested in hosting the tournament will submit their official bids.Morocco, who unsuccessfully bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, are likely to replace Cameroon as hosts. South Africa, hosts of the 2010 World Cup, could also be considered.This will be the second time in recent times that CAF has stripped a country of hosting rights of a continental tourney. Kenya was declared unfit to host the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in January this year. Morocco replaced Kenya as hosts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/AFP/ReutersAdvertisement 91kikNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2twWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ey7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s7o3Would you ever consider trying this?😱1jiebCan your students do this? 🌚x0n7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The year of 2019 is almost over, and looking back at the past 12 months, there have been several jaw dropping catches from fielders all across the world of cticket. As the year bids goodbye, we, Sports India, are presenting a list of our top 5 catches in Cricket.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/AFP/ReutersSteven Smith versus New ZealandTaking a look back at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, everyone remembers the spectacular catch by former Australia skipper Steven Smith in the match against New Zealand at Lord’s. In the 35th over, Tom Latham flicked Mitchell Starc’s delivery to the short mid wicket, but Smith’s acrobatic one hand catch dismissed the batsman. See the catch in the video below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of ICC.Advertisement Chris Jordan versus Melbourne RenegadesEnglish cricketer Chris Jordan is world famous for his superhuman abilities as a fielder that has produced some of the most intense catches in the game. In last week’s KFC Big Bash League fixture against Melbourne Renegades, the Perth Scorchers, the pacer flew off to reach Dan Christian’s shot from crossing the boundary line. Enjoy the catch in the clip below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of cricket.com.au.https://youtu.be/afVYIsUktkUAdvertisement Hardik Pandya versus New ZealandAs Team India took on the Black Caps back in the January ODI series, the flamboyant Hardik Pandya gifted the audience of Bay Oval a sensational flying catch that dismissed the hosts captain Kane Williamson against Men in Blue spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. In the 16th over, Pandya performed an outstanding dive to get a hold on Kane’s mid wicket pull. Check out the catch in the video below, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of Tv9 Gujarati.Fabian Allen versus AfghanistanAgain going back to the world cup, this time the credit goes to Fabian Allen. The last wicket of Afghanistan in the game, and the Jamaican star produced an absolutely unbelievable catch that had the spectators on fire. In the last ball of the match, Sayed Shirzad lifted Oshane Thomas’s delivery to the off side towards Allen, who sprinted back and dives just at the right moment to catch a one handed cracker. Check it out in the video below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of ICC.Ben Stokes versus South AfricaOf course, talking about the best catches, and the list would be incomplete without the one and only Ben Stokes, won’t it? The England international team vice captain is famous for producing some of the best screamers as a fielder. This time again in the World Cup back in May, the 28 year old caught an absolute stunner just by the boundary rope, dismissing both Andile Phehlukwayo. In Adil Rashid’s over, Phehlukwayo pulled the delivery to the off side, which was bound to go beyond the rope, but ended up in the extended right hand of Stokes. Check the clip below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of ICC. Advertisement read more
Image Courtesy: PTI/BCCIAdvertisement 3pyw0qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs60v5hpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec56( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vodWould you ever consider trying this?😱zj6lzkCan your students do this? 🌚euRoller skating! Powered by Firework While Team India always retained their prowess in batting, the bowling squad has significantly improved in the last decade. A stout reflection of that was clearly noticed in last night’s victory against Sri Lanka in the ongoing T20 series. While praising the young bowling squad, the team leader Virat Kohli opened up about giving the novice batsmen an entry into the batting order, even higher than himself.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/BCCIWinning the toss and choosing to field first gave Sri Lanka the room to stack up an impressive score of 142. However, the Men in Blues squad had it easy, as brilliant spells from the opener KL Rahul and a finishing knock from the captain himself saw the hosts sealing the win by 7 wickets at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.Speaking after the match, Kohli praised Navdeep Saini as a dazzling young entry into the squad, and making his mark alongside the big names such as Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, although the third one was not in the squad yesterday.Advertisement “This was a clinical performance, and that’s how we want to build on each series. We have ticked a few more boxes this time. Brilliant from Navdeep. He has done well in ODI cricket, and he’s bowling well in T20s, with experienced guys like Jasprit, Bhuvi, and Shardul.” Kohli told reporters.Along with Navdeep, the fans saw the young Washington Sundar making a strong mark in the team. The 20 year old starlet from Chennai picked up the Lions opener Avishka Fernando’s wicket in the 5th over.Advertisement However, Kohli also added in about the prospect of letting the young batsmen into the team, and said that he is willing to move down from his usual 3rd or 4th position in the batting order.“I want to play at three and four to figure out both positions and at the same time give a chance for the youngsters as well.” he added.Last night’s game saw the young Shreyas Iyer coming in at 3 after Rahul’s fierce knock of 45, and scored an impressive 34 runs from 26 balls, with 3 fours and 1 six.India is facing Sri Lanka in the third and final match of the T20 series on this Friday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Also read-Sourav Ganguly: Rishabh Pant is a ‘special talent’ but selection depends on selectorsWatch: Virat Kohli goes full Bhajji, perfectly mimicks his bowling style Advertisement read more
There has been a lot of hype surrounding McCafferty’s Bar after their grand opening on Lower Main Street Letterkenny. Many curious customers have been checking out the three-storey Irish pub and enjoying the live music venue this month. Some may notice something very familiar about it… that’s because there are now four McCafferty’s in Donegal and the UK!The history of McCafferty’s Bar charts back to early 2017 in the heart of Donegal. The first McCafferty’s Bar began in Donegal Town on Friday 13th January 2017 when the Boyle family bought a famous bar on the Diamond.The bar had its name going back through generations of McCafferty families from the locality. After purchasing the bar, the new owners began renovations and brought a new lease of life to the historic bar.McCafferty’s is now a well-established hotspot for the revellers of the north-west. Tourists love the traditional Irish theme of the bar and daily live music. McCafferty’s Donegal TownMoving on from this success story, the family brought the McCafferty’s brand across the water to North Harrow, London. They also host live authentic Irish music and create a home away from home for many Irish overseas.Epsom in the UK was the 3rd of the McCafferty’s Bars who opened its doors to the public on October 26th. From a pint to a cocktail, from events to birthdays, they offer such great quality and atmosphere you’ll keep coming back for more!Jumping back to Ireland, the 4th of the McCafferty’s bars opened in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on 31st October 2018. The bar, having only been opened a short time, is already proving to be a hit with the locals 7 nights a week.McCafferty’s LetterkennyIt comprises of 3 floors packed with great spots to enjoy a drink and take in the interesting decor. On the bottom floor is Nellie Rua’s – the cocktail, gin and whiskey bar. Moving up to the middle floor in McCafferty’s where they host live music 7 nights a week. Sonny McSwine’s on the top floor has many widescreen TVs and daily coverage, making it a popular destination for sports fans.McCafferty’s bars may be newly opened, but they are steeped in tradition and history. Why not call in and see for yourself this weekend! Find out what’s on in a McCafferty’s Bar near you by checking out their pages:McCafferty’s Letterkenny: www.facebook.com/mccaffertyslkMcCafferty’s Donegal Town: www.facebook.com/McCaffertysBarMcCafferty’s Epsom: www.facebook.com/McCaffertysBarEpsomMcCafferty’s Harrow: www.facebook.com/McCaffertysHarrowPlanning your Christmas party? Why not book the Bayview!The Bayview Bar & Restaurant in Dungloe is a top spot to book your Christmas party this year. With great food and great atmosphere, they are hosting festive dinners and lunches with complimentary Mulled Wine.For more, check out www.facebook.com/bayviewbardungloe1What’s the story with McCafferty’s Bar? was last modified: November 16th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:BusinessDonegal Townhistoryirish pubsletterkennylive MusicMcCafferty’s Bar read more
HALIFAX – Christopher Garnier’s defence lawyer attempted Wednesday to bolster his assertion that Const. Catherine Campbell died after asking to be choked, and to explain why his client doesn’t remember using a compost bin to dump her body.Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Hucker, who was hired by defence lawyer Joel Pink to prepare a report ahead of Garnier’s murder trial, was called to the stand in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.Hucker, who is also an expert in sexual masochism, told the jury that Garnier’s account of his sexual encounter with Campbell amounts to him facilitating erotic asphyxiation on the off-duty police officer.He also said he believes Garnier suffered from acute stress disorder immediately following her death on Sept. 11, 2015.Hucker was qualified as an expert witness by Justice Joshua Arnold, allowing him to give opinion evidence.He said he was asked by the defence to answer questions about erotic asphyxiation, its potential risks, and whether PTSD could prevent someone from remembering details of disposing of a body.Hucker explained that erotic asphyxiation was a form of sexual masochism and a term used to describe asphyxiation for sexual gratification. He said people who practice erotic asphyxiation often do it with a trusting partner and establish a “safe word.”He said harm can be caused during erotic asphyxiation, and that it is possible a person would not give warnings before becoming unconscious because it can happen “within seconds.”“The problem with doing this kind of thing is that people lose consciousness very rapidly,” he said.Hucker said Garnier described symptoms including tunnel vision, loud noises and memory loss following Campbell’s death.“Those symptoms would conform to acute stress disorder,” said Hucker.He said if those symptoms persist, it can develop into PTSD. Hucker said he has diagnosed Garnier with PTSD.The Crown alleges Garnier punched and strangled the 36-year-old Truro, N.S., police constable after they met at a Halifax bar, and used a compost bin to dispose of her body near Halifax’s Macdonald Bridge.In his opening statement Monday, Pink told the 14-member jury that Campbell died accidentally during “rough sex” that she initiated.Garnier has told the jury that during sex play, Campbell encouraged him to choke and slap her before she died, but that his memories about the night are fragmented. He said he does not remember disposing of Campbell’s body.Garnier, 30, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body.Hucker said he reviewed evidence in the case, including police interviews, and also interviewed Garnier’s girlfriend Brittany Francis, his friend Mitch Devoe, and Garnier on two occasions.He said he also reviewed the report from Dr. Matthew Bowes, the province’s medical examiner, and testimony he gave at Garnier’s preliminary inquiry. Bowes had concluded Campbell died of strangulation.Hucker noted what was missing from Bowes’ report was any indication that Campbell had fought for her life, such as injuries to Garnier. The jury has heard that other than some scratches, Garnier had no injuries.Hucker said that he spoke with Garnier for a total of 6.5 hours on two occasions, and that he showed no signs of agitation and was fully cooperative during the interviews.“He was dressed in prison clothes. He was neat and tidy and adequately groomed,” said Hucker, who interview Garnier in prison.Garnier did nothing to suggest he had a personality disorder, said Hucker. He said he came across as a quiet, unassuming person, a “people-pleaser” and someone with a tendency to back away from confrontation.In her opening statement, prosecutor Carla Ball had said: “This case is about a man who loses control.”Hucker was expected to continue testimony Thursday.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter. read more
Related Items:chief magistrate clifton warner, Ernst Dolce, pistol Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Jul 2015 – That man found with a semi-automatic .380 pistol on Monday night has been charged for possession according to a police report issued this morning. Ernst Dolce, 26, was taken before the Chief Magistrate Clifton Warner in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on the carrying a firearm charge. No plea was required as there is a sufficiency hearing set for Grand Turk on August 7, 2015. Dolce was reportedly found with the gun in the Lower Bight area on Monday night in a patrolling of the area and stop and search.
Kolkata: Various Jute products manufactured by the inmates of Dum Dum Central Correctional Home (DDCCH) will now be exhibited and sold at Patuli floating market on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), which set up the floating market, has allocated a boat on the waterbody for the same. If everything goes as per schedule, state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim will inaugurate the venture on Tuesday, August 28. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that some 50 odd inmates mostly from DDCCH and a handful from Presidency Central Correctional Home have gone through coordinated skill development training in manufacturing jute products for six months. The initiative was started last year by an NGO called Rakshak Foundation under the name ‘Jute Story Beyond Bars’ in association with the state Correctional Administration department.”There has been an effort through out the state to curb the use of plastic. Once this shop comes up, we can urge people to use jute bags as an alternative to plastic,” a senior KMDA official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedJute bags for shopping purposes will be available in the shop at Rs 18 and a single bag can be used six times.”They are now churning out a wide variety of jute products that range from mats, cushion covers, gift items, files and folders to bags and other home décor items. Expert designers have been roped in to give these products an international touch. Our efforts are meant for enhancing the usage of jute by emphasising its inherent sustainability, biodegradable nature and aesthetics,” said Chaitali Das, managing trustee of the NGO. A visually-impaired woman, with a history of turbulent domestic life, along with her 15-year-old son will manage the floating unit and will eke out a living from a part of the sale proceeds.Jute products by the inmates are presently available at two other shops in the city — one on Russel Street and another at Oxford Book Store on Park Street. “There is a reasonable demand and we are hopeful that the third shop too will be popular as well,” Das added.It may be mentioned that the floating market has emerged as a tourist place among the nearby areas. Apart from shopping, people also visit from far off places to have a look at the market. read more
Posted by Share TORONTO — There’s a new CEO in charge at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, who succeeds long-running President Guy Young.Effective Aug. 6, Ellen Bettridge has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at Uniworld, while Young will be promoted to two newly created roles: Global Brand Engagement Officer at The Travel Corporation (TTC), and President of Costsaver, Trafalgar’s fast-growing value brand.The announcement was made today by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive of TTC. Said Tollman, “It is my great privilege and pleasure to welcome Ellen to our team at Uniworld. I have known and admired Ellen for many years. She is a superbly capable and talented travel industry professional, with an exceptional reputation and a winning track record. I am confident that Ellen will make a consequential and instrumental contribution to Uniworld’s performance and success, and the team and I very much look forward to working closely with her.”Bettridge will be responsible for managing and overseeing Uniworld’s global business, including operations and financial performance, product development, the industry’s foremost guest experience, service enrichment and onboard/onshore programming. She will also specifically focus on growing and expanding Uniworld’s business, as well as furthering its leadership and innovation in the river cruise industry.More news: A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passenger“It is an honour for me to take the helm of the world’s finest river cruise line. I look forward to partnering with Brett and collaborating with the entire Uniworld team to ensure that the Company continues to lead and maintain the standard of excellence in the river cruise industry, as well as to create innovative experiences, programs and services that appeal to the most discerning and inspired travellers throughout the world,” said Bettridge.Prior to her new role, Bettridge served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Azamara Club Cruises, where she helped grow Azamara’s markets in the Americas and developed strategic relationships with trade and marketing partners. Previously, she also held the position of President, Americas at Silversea Cruise Ltd., and held various positions at American Express for over 20 years. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Uniworld Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Travelweek Group Ellen Bettridge is Uniworld’s new President & CEO read more