Sunshine Girl Griffiths the ‘silent killer’ ready for Netball World Cup

first_imgJamaica Sunshine Girls have two of the most talented and highly rated goal shooters on the planet in Romelda Aiken and Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. But no matter how excellent a team’s goal shooters are, they need players to complement them in order for the team to become successful.In goal attack Anna-Kay Griffiths, the Sunshine Girls have that player.Griffiths is expected to be the main supply line to the shooters, as well as provide backup shooting, but the Sunshine Girls, who has already played at the World Cup, is ready to play her part in the quest for gold Down Under.”I am very much ready, as ready as I can be. This year is different, the focus and the team bonding has helped us to gel together and it’s a beautiful feeling,” she told The Gleaner before the team’s departure on Thursday. “I am quite comfortable with the girls and I don’t have much to focus on more than to go out there and execute.”I gained some experience from my first World Cup, so my experience from the first one I will be applying it to this one,” she stated.Stronger, more confident”My game has improved a lot and I am stronger mentally and physically and I am more confident,” she added.The St Catherine Racers player, who took a two-year hiatus from international netball before returning to the squad last year, says, at first look, an opponent or spectator might underestimate her ability. However, she said, after seeing her on the court, one normally gets a total different impression, and she insists upon being ready to play her best in her supporting role to Aiken and Fowler-Reid.”I am a silent killer. People will look at me and say that I cannot do that, but when they see me do it they don’t believe. So I am a conservative person, but when I go out on the court I give it my best,” Griffiths remarked.”We have been training together and we have been doing a lot of passing (combination plays) in to Romelda and Jahniele and we seem to understand each other inside the circle, so that part of it is good.”The environment that we are in has been perfect, so that has been a plus for us. It’s for us to go out and execute. I am just focused and I know I will get the support from my coaches and my teammates, I’ve just got to go out and do my best,” she said.last_img read more

Campbell leads Scorpions revival

first_img POWERFUL OPENER PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Captain John Campbell struck his first half-century of the tournament as Jamaica Scorpions overcame a dodgy start to their run chase, to edge ICC Americas by a single wicket in the final-round game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday. In pursuit of a tricky 254 at the National Cricket Centre, Scorpions stumbled to 23 for two in the third over before recovering to reach their target in the 46th over. The left-handed Campbell was behind the recovery, stroking a top score of 82 off 74 balls and anchoring two successive half-century stands. He put on 55 with AndrÈ McCarthy, who scored 24, and added a further 70 for the fourth wicket with Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who made 30. Brandon King hit a crucial 27 before tail-ender Marquino Mindley weighed in with an invaluable unbeaten 24 in a 39-run, unbroken last-wicket stand with wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas (14 not out), to see their side over the line. Off-spinner Nitish Kumar finished with three for 50, while fast bowler Hammad Shahid had (2-32) and Muhammad Khan (2-46). The victory drew Scorpions level with Barbados Pride on 14 points and put pressure on them to win their day-night encounter against unbeaten title-holders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in order to qualify for the semi-finals. Scorpions themselves were put under pressure by an impressive display from the Americas batsmen, who racked up 253 for eight off their 50 overs for their best total of the tournament. Opting to bat first, they were powered by opener Ruvindu Gunasekara’s 87, while the in-form Srimantha Wijeyeratne carved out 45 and Nitish Kumar, 43. Hamza Tariq then unleashed a whirlwind 14-ball 35 at the death to pile even more headache on Scorpions. They started shakily with Steven Taylor (9) and Akeem Dodson (6) removed with 51 runs on the board in the 15th over. The left-handed Gunasekara then led the revival, stroking eight fours and three sixes in an innings requiring 121 balls. Kumar followed suit, hammering three fours off 62 deliveries. Together, they added an entertaining 99 for the third wicket. Both fell within three overs of each other, but the Americas refused to let up, with Wijeyeratne pummelling six fours and a six off 28 balls and Tariq playing fearlessly as well. West Indies left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell picked up three wickets, but gave up 57 runs off his seven overs, while pacer Mindley was also expensive, taking two for 69. Scorpions were then rattled early, with opener Jermaine Harrison (4) and Guyanese Trevon Griffith (8) falling cheaply with 23 runs on the board in the fourth over. They recovered well through Campbell’s enterprise, the opener striking eight fours and two sixes in an attacking knock. Cruising at 148 for three, Scorpions lost three quick wickets for 34 runs to slide to 182 for six in the 30th over. King and Devon Thomas (21) then put on a crucial 35 for the seventh wicket, before the innings was plunged into more turmoil when three wickets tumbled in the space of seven balls without a run added. Tottering on 218 for nine in the 36th over, the odds were against the Scorpions, but Mindley and Aldaine Thomas held their nerve well.last_img read more

LeBron’s stats ‘probably ahead’ of Michael Jordan’s, says Scottie Pippen

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES But as far as Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen is concerned, “The King” may have already surpassed “His Airness” from a statistical standpoint.In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Pippen gave his two cents on the ongoing “Jordan vs. James” debate.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“The numbers don’t lie. He’s right there,” he described the four-time NBA MVP, as relayed by USA Today’s Andrew Joseph.“He probably will never catch him in terms of MVP, but in terms of statistics, LeBron is right there. And when you look across the board—not just scoring—check his assists, check his rebounds … he’s probably ahead of Jordan.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon PLAY LIST 01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon00:50Trending Articles05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson From a numbers standpoint, there certainly is some truth to Pippen’s assumptions, as James does indeed hold a statistical advantage over Jordan in two major categories other than scoring and steals per game.In 15 seasons, Jordan holds career averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.8 blocks, while James currently checks in at 27.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.But with the current form James is displaying in his 15th NBA season, it’s safe to assume that his impressive numbers will even go higher in the coming years.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew #KicksStalker: New chapter begins as Irving introduces Kyrie 4 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat hugs Michael Jordan after defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 109-98 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 28, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPAlthough a lot of great talents have graced the NBA hardwood over the years, the title of “G.O.A.T” (Greatest of All Time) is still undoubtedly held by Michael Jordan.With Kobe Bryant—the player many believe is the closest to Jordan—now retired from the sport, most fans see Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James as the all-time great’s worthy successor.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Berahino named in England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland

first_img1 Saido Berahino has been named in the England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland.The West Brom youngster has scored eight goals in 13 appearances for the Baggies this season, as well as helping England Under-21s reach the European Championship Finals.Wayne Rooney’s inclusion means the Manchester United striker is on course to win his 100th Three Lions cap in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia later this month.There’s a spot for West Ham’s Stewart Downing, while Michael Carrick is also included in Roy Hodgson’s squad.“The fact he has done so well for the England Under-21s side is the reason why I have called Saido up,” England manager Roy Hodgson said. “He was in our minds last time but the Under-21s games were too important to pull him out of on that occasion.”Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Joe Hart Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere, Theo WalcottForwards: Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Welbeck, Saido Berahino Saido Berahino in action for the England Under-21s last_img read more

Reports – Manchester United eye Angel Di Maria replacement?

first_imgManchester United will only sign highly-rated Lazio winger Felipe Anderson if Angel Di Maria leaves the club this summer, according to reports.Old Trafford scouts have been monitoring the Brazilian’s progress in Serie A throughout the season and have joined fierce rivals Manchester City and Liverpool in the hunt for his signature.According to the La Gazzetta dello Sport, sources close to Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal have revealed that until Di Maria’s future is decided, United are not prepared to meet Lazio’s £40m valuation.As talkSPORT told you this week, the future of British football’s most expensive footballer is unclear after an indifferent first season in the Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain have been heavily linked with the former Real Madrid man.United have already splashed the cash to sign PSV starlet Memphis Depay before the start of next season and could be tempted to secure Anderson’s services too, given the 22-year-old has scored ten goals and made eight assists in 30 appearances to catapult his club into the Champions League positions. 1 Felipe Anderson in action for Lazio last_img read more

WATCH! Di Maria shows Man United what they are missing with brilliant goal

first_img Angel Di Maria 1 While Manchester United were losing in Holland last night, Angel Di Maria showed them that they are missing.The Argentine winger, who left Old Trafford in the summer after just one season, starred for Paris Saint-Germain on his Champions League debut for the French club.Di Maria looked back to his confident best, as he took just four minutes to open the scoring against Malmo with a brilliant finish, and was a constant menace all night as PSG ran out 2-0 winners.last_img

Tops in her class

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Lakeside Middle School teacher Nicky McLean is not one to pat herself on the back – not even when she’s been singled out as one of the region’s best educators.She would rather highlight supervisors who give her flexibility to develop new programs, or colleagues she says are just as deserving as her to be among 10 finalists named in the Educator of the Year program from the California League of Middle Schools.CLMS is a nonprofit professional group that aims to improve the knowledge of middle-school educators so that they can help students experience academic success and personal well-being.“For me to receive this, I feel very honored. And yet, I work with good people every day who are role models for me,” said McLean, who’s been teaching sixth-grade math and science at Lakeside for about six years and has spent her entire 18-year teaching career at the Little Lake City School District.“I am grateful, but I’m also very appreciative because of the environment I work in at Lakeside,” she added.McLean earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Biola University, and worked mostly in elementary schools until a few years ago, when the sixth grade was moved over to the middle schools.She said she decided to become a teacher because “the idea that I thought I could help somebody, the thought of helping people is what I wanted.”“Sometimes, things don’t come as easily to some people as they do to others. Children struggle with things, and I know what it’s like to have to really work for something,” McLean said. “That’s what I wanted to bring to the teaching profession.”In the CLMS Educator of the Year program, one winner is chosen from among 10 finalists in all 11 regions throughout the state for exemplary efforts to implement elements of educational reform in the middle school.Although McLean did not win the top honor, Lakeside Middle Principal Sandy Sanders said she wasn’t surprised to find out that McLean was one of the finalists.“The first thing is, she’s an outstanding classroom teacher,” Sanders said. “But she also never settles for just what’s required. She always goes above and beyond to help kids and teachers.”Sanders said McLean coordinates the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) program; implemented an at-risk program called Invisible Mentor; coaches the school’s Science Olympiad Team; and has been working districtwide to raise funds for GATE students to attend summer institutes. 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img read more


first_imgARE YOU A MAVERICK? Maverick’s Barbers is the best place in town – and in their latest instalment the Mavericks team are going hot and cold! It’s not just your other half that can be hot or cold! When grooming, the temperature of the water you use can help to achieve even better results. Ever taken a cold shower and noticed the difference in the way your skin feels vs. when you take a warm one?What about after you shave does your face feel better after a splash of cold water? Or, have you ever hopped out of a warm shower and struggled to get your hairstyle just right?Has anyone ever explained to you why you should use warm water to shave? Well warm water is one of the musts for a comfortable shave as it helps to get the closest most comfortable shave.Therefore we decide to elaborate on when to use either hot or cold water to your advantage. Cold Water.GOOD FOR HAIR:When you are finished shampooing and conditioning your hair, give it a final rinse with cold water. Why?Well, it closes the cuticles that are on each and every hair follicle. Your hair will not only feel cleaner butit will give off a great natural shine.GOOD FOR SKIN: This is good for your post‐shave and the final rinse in the shower, as well. Cold water calms and also tightens the skin.Allowing for your skin to look shinier, feel cleaner and aids in optimizing the topical products (i.e. after shave balms and moisturizers) you put on after drying off.Not to mention, if you were still trying to wake up, cold water can take care of that too!Who said keeping cool and looking good couldn’t go hand in hand? Warm WaterGOOD FOR HAIR:Water breaks down the hydrogen bonds that keep hair firm, therefore making the hair follicles fragile or weak.Hence, when trying to style in a particular way it will be more malleable and workable.GOOD FOR SKIN:A slight increase in water temperature acts to kill bacteria on the skin, helps create a better lather, causes the pores to open, and makes the skin softer and more pliable. This allows the hair to be cut easier and closer.If the water is too warm, the skin can become sensitive to the touch, inviting irritation of the skin (ie. razor burn) after shaving.Who knew shaving was a science?In Mavericks we constantly use temperature to achieve better results… Hot towel shave, ice cold towels, hair dryer hi‐temp/low‐temp etc. And now you can too.Why not call in and ask us any questions you have?Or check out our facebook page‐Traditional‐Barbershop‐1544230652533677/?fref=tsARE YOU A MAVERICK? IT’S NOT JUST YOUR OTHER HALF THAT CAN BE HOT OR COLD! was last modified: June 2nd, 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:Are you a Maverick? HotcoldcolumnFeaturesMavericks Barbersnewslast_img read more


first_imgTHE family of former billionaire businessman Sean Quinn are to give evidence in the trial of a Donegal banker.The Quinns will be called as witnesses for the Prosecution when Rathmullan native Willie McAteer (pictured) goes on trial later this year.The former Finance Director with Anglo Irish Bank is accused of permitting Anglo to give financial assistance to Patricia Quinn, her five adult children and ten senior clients of the bank who became known as the ”Maple ten”, to enable them all to buy shares in the bank. He is facing 16 charges altogether.Mr McAteer was granted bail last year by Judge Cormac Dunne with conditions including a €1,000 bond of his own and a €10,000 cash surety from wife Maria, who was also in court.The former banker, who now lives in Dublin, was ordered to hand in his passport.Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick and executive Pat Whelan are also facing charges.Barrister for the Quinns, Martin Hayden SC, told the Commercial Court the Quinns are unlikely to oppose an application by the DPP to defer their own civil action against the bank until the criminal proceedings conclude.The family’s case is provisionally set for 9 April.It has also emerged that about 250 hours of phone transcripts between Anglo, the Department of Finance and the Central Bank concerning Seán Quinn’s stake in the bank, have been discovered by IBRC for the family’s action.The criminal proceedings are due for mention on 23 January.QUINN FAMILY TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN DONEGAL BANKER’S TRIAL was last modified: January 12th, 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:donegal daily newsQUINN FAMILY TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN DONEGAL BANKER’S TRIALRathmullanlast_img read more


first_imgThe Gardai have said they plan to object to any applications for late night drinks licenses for nightclubs in Letterkenny for Christmas Night.Donegal drinkers will be left thirsty on Christmas night!Inspector David Kelly told Letterkenny District Court today that Gardai plan to object to applications for licenses as has been made in previous years. Last year Gardai objected to late night licenses for December 25th/26th on the grounds that it led to public order offences.While pubs across the county are closed on December 25th, many nightclubs traditionally open especially at midnight for festive party-goers.However Gardai locally have objected to a number of applications for special exemption orders for bar licenses.Garda Inspector David Kelly told Letterkenny District Court that they will be objecting to the granting of such licenses.In previous years Gardai objected to the rganting of licenses because of the lack of public transport and taxis on Christmas night and the history of public order offences.GARDAI REVEAL THEY PLAN TO OBJECT TO CHRISTMAS NIGHT BAR LICENSES was last modified: October 6th, 2014 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:courtdonegaldrinks icensesGardaiInspector David Kellylast_img read more