Webster welcomes Adams’ appointment

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster has welcomed the appointment of former West Indies cricketer Jimmy Adams as the region’s new director of cricket. Adams, who represented West Indies as player and captain during his career, replaces Englishman Richard Pybus, who did not seek to renew his contract. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has yet to officially announce the appointment, but media reports in the region also say former Australian cricketer Stuart Law has been appointed to fill the position left vacant by Phil Simmons, who was fired in September. Speaking on the regional television programme Big Bang Sports, Webster, who has worked with the West Indies cricket team, blasted Pybus as a “total disaster” and applauded the appointment of Adams as one that would “make a difference”. “Well, I am extremely pleased that Pybus is no longer with us. He was a total disaster and he has done more harm to West Indies cricket; there is only one other person who has done more harm to the game, and that is (Dave) Cameron, the current president,” Webster told Big Bang Sports. “I am really happy that Jimmy Adams will take over the post of director of cricket. I think he should make a difference. Stuart Law has been around for a while. I do not know too much about him, but what I hear from the grape vine is that he is not a bad coach, so I think that is the first step in the right direction.” QUARTERLY MEETING The decision to fill the two positions were reportedly taken over the weekend at the WICB’s final quarterly meeting, which took place in St Maarten. Webster, in the meantime, has repeated calls for Cameron to step down as WICB president. The embattled Jamaican sports administrator has come in for widespread criticism for his role in ongoing conflicts between the WICB and regional cricketers. Webster has blasted Cameron as the “worst president” and says the effect of Adams and law on regional cricket will be limited if Cameron refuses to step down. “But it is not enough. I think that the president of the West Indies Cricket board must go and there must be structural reform of the board if we are to progress. Dave Cameron is by far the worst president that I have ever seen in those 50 years. It is not even a close call,” said Webster, whose 50-year involvement in sports also includes basketball, football, motor racing, golf and Australian football.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: CONVOY U10s TO PLAY AT HALF-TIME IN DONEGAL/MONAGHAN GAME

first_imgBingo Continues in hall at 8.30pm on Tues.Club Lotto Result 24-2-15 The counties this week are CK, LD,LM,WH.One person WON the jackpot of €5250. Congrats to Sheena Mc Mullan Convoy Next week jackpot €1000.Membership is now due Contact Gabrielle on 0861648577 (Payment MUST be made by March 31st €30 for Adults and €50 after deadlin.eUnderage training takes place this Friday 13 th Feb from 6-7 Bring €2 also anyone yet to register can do so at training €5 for u6 -u 12 and €10 from U 13 -MinorOur u 10 squad has been invited to play at half-time in O’Donnell Park on Sun 8th March At Donegal V Monaghan Game. Details will be passed on at Training on Friday and also put up on FB Page Ladies training is now back on new members welcome Wed @7 Fri @7.30 Check page for Details or Contact Thomas on 0877485831Junior Ladies were beaten at home on Thurs night by a strong Glenswilly side.Senior Ladies won at Home v Genties an excellent team performanceSt Marys Seniors V GlentiesEimear Shovlin opens the scoring for the home side 0-1 to 0-0 followed by a point from Fiona Deeney 0-2 to 0-0 Glenties reply 0-1 to 0-2. Victoria Kelly points for St Marys followed by a goal and a point of the boot of Eimear ShovlinErica Wilson points for St Marys to see the Home side take a commanding lead at Half time St Marys 1-05 Glenties 0-2Eimear Shovlin starts the second half with a point with team mate Brid McConnell finding the back of the net to see the home side stretch their lead to 2-06 to 0-2 .The on form Eimear Shovlin points again 2-07 to 0-2. A high ball in by Kelly Wilson forcing a mistake at the back by Glenties and finds the back of the net 3-07 to 0-02 .Glenties reply with a Goal but it’s too little to lateFinal Score St Marys 3-07 – Glenties 1-02 Scorers E.Shovlin 1-04 F.Deeney 0-1 V.Kelly 0-1 E.Wilson 0-1 B.McConnell 1-0 K.Wilson 1-0Both Teams have Games at Weekend Check page for Details .Senior and Reserve Men’s training also back on new members welcome for Details contact Oliver 0879090376ST Mary’s Minors lost out to neighbours Red Hughs in thier first League Game at home on a scoreline of 0-4 to 1-09.There was little between the sides in the first half with Red Hughs getting the Upper hand in the second Half to record Victory Scorers P.Dolan 0-2 J.Toye 0-1 A.Bogle 0-1 N Game at Home to Glenfin at 11am Sun 8thCongrats to Ciara Gallagher and the Donegal Ladies on their win over Kildare at the weekend.Bring €2 anyone yet to reg can do so at training €5 for u6 -u 12 and €10 from U 13 -MinorElaine mc Dermott (0860746540) will be at the Pitch on Fri 6-7 and also at mens training if anyone wishes to place an order for Club Gear all orders must be paid for when ordering.Congrats to Niall Erskine Killybegs who was elected as a GAA Trustee at the GAA congressBest Wishes from St MarysGAA NEWS: CONVOY U10s TO PLAY AT HALF-TIME IN DONEGAL/MONAGHAN GAME was last modified: March 2nd, 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:GAA notesSt Mary’s Convoylast_img read more

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Family friends mourn Chuukese teen shot by Vancouver police

first_imgFriends and family are mourning the death of Clayton Joseph, the 16-year-old boy who was shot by a Vancouver police officer Tuesday night during a disturbance response.The Vancouver Police Department on Thursday identified the officer who fired his weapon as Cpl. Roger Evans.Police said that Joseph brandished a knife when approached by officers and refused commands to drop the weapon before he was shot. Joseph died of a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.Conner Bloxham, a friend who spoke on behalf of Joseph’s family, said they told him that Joseph was trying to defuse a situation when he was shot. Specifically, he was trying to stop someone from attacking their girlfriend.Joseph’s cousin Brandy Henry said in an email to The Columbian on Thursday that news of his relative’s death came as a shock. Joseph wanted to succeed in life, Henry said.last_img read more

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