Sussex’s Australian pace bowler Mitchell Clayden has been suspended for applying hand sanitizer to a ball during a match. Clayden applied the sanitizer to the ball during a match against Middlesex last month. Subsequently, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) charged Clyde with disciplinary action. In this case, the team suspended the player.‘Mitchell Clayden has been suspended after the ECB accused him of applying hand sanitizer to the ball during a match against Middlesex. There is no further explanation at this stage, ”the Sussex team said on its website.The 37-year-old Australian has been ruled out of the upcoming Bob Willis Trophy match.Cricket matches in England have resumed after being halted by the Kovid expansion. Competitions are held in compliance with strict health and safety standards. Accordingly, it is forbidden to spit on the ball.
Businesses in Donegal and across Ireland are under pressure to stay open due to a sharp rise in insurance costs, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty told Dáil Éireann today.The Sinn Féin deputy described how a soft play centre in Inishowen was forced to close recently due to a spike in insurance premiums.Other businesses in the same sector have been hit with increases of 160% and 540%, he said. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Deputy Doherty slammed the Taoiseach and Minister of State Michael D’arcy over the government’s failure to take action to help tackle the growing problem of rising insurance costs.Outlining how rising insurance costs are impacting on businesses, Deputy Doherty said:“Yesterday morning Taoiseach, we had Minister D’arcy on the radio trying to explain the huge increases that are being experienced by children’s soft play centres and other businesses and he spoke about whiplash which, as far as I know, isn’t an issue for play centres.“He then used the excuse that some members of the judiciary are awarding – and I quote – ‘Bananas, off the wall amounts’, maybe the Taoiseach can advise us if he agrees with the Minister in that the judiciary are to blame? “We have a serious problem here, and in the case of soft play areas specifically. In Donegal, my own constituency, one business’s premium has gone up from €2,500 in 2017 to €6,500 in 2018 – a 160 per cent increase without a claim.“Another business, again a soft play centre, in Inishowen has actually closed down and they cited at the core of its decision to close high insurance costs.“A company in Meath went from a premium of €2,500 up to €16,000 within five years, again with no claim against it.”Deputy Doherty said the main problem affecting soft play businesses is a monopoly.He said: “There is no insurance company in Ireland that will quote these centres, there is only one insurer in Britain and yet the Working Group set up by Government to tackle these issues is simply failing. “The Minister is instead blaming the judiciary; he’s even blaming his own colleagues and the Department of Justice for blocking his plans.“The question that remains to be answered is when are we going to see some real action on this issue, such as the Garda Fraud Unit being used to tackle what is a serious problem and not just a blame game from the Minister?”Donegal play centre closed due to spiralling insurance costs, Dáil hears was last modified: February 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:insurancePearse Doherty TDsoft play
Luepke hits home run, drives in four for RocketsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Spencer scored six runs in the second inning to turn an early deficit into a lead, and it held on for an 8-7 victory over Marshfield Columbus Catholic in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.Columbus scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning only to see Spencer respond with six in the top of the second.The Dons rallied to tie the game at 6-6 in the fifth before Spencer scored twice in the top of the seventh to regain the lead.Columbus scored once in the bottom of the seventh to pull closer but could not get the tying run across.Evan Dieringer had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Columbus offense.Hunter Luepke had a single, a home run, and four RBIs, and Lukas Ellefson was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Spencer.Columbus hosts Neillsville, and Spencer is at Gilman in Cloverbelt East action Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 8, Dons 7Spencer 060 000 2 – 8 10 1Columbus Catholic 301 020 1 – 7 9 2WP: Caden Schillinger. LP: Bryce Fuerlinger.SO: Dominic Wichlacz (4 1/3 inn.) 3, Schillinger (2 2/3 inn.) 2; Bailey Keffer (5 inn.) 5, B. Fuerlinger (2 inn.) 1. BB: Wichlacz 5, Schillinger 2; Keffer 5, B. Fuerlinger 3.Top hitters: S, Lukas Ellefson 3×4, 2 runs; Hunter Luepke 2×4, HR, 4 RBIs. CC, Evan Dieringer 2×2, 2 RBIs; Jarred Mandel 1×3, 2 RBIs; Ryan Dieringer 2B.Records: Spencer 7-8, 7-6 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Columbus Catholic 5-10, 5-9 Cloverbelt East.
Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel for the National Anthem before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. FILE PHOTO/Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPUS Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday when some players kneeled for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice.Pence said that he departed after seeing players kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the clash between his home team the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers.ADVERTISEMENT “And so this is what systemic oppression looks like — a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts.”Pence, who flew to Indianapolis from Las Vegas and was scheduled to head back west to California, was criticized in other quarters as well.“After all the scandals involving unnecessarily expensive travel by cabinet secretaries, how much taxpayer money was wasted on this stunt?” US congressman Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, said in a tweet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves in Shanghai ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump took credit for the departure of Pence and his wife from the stadium in a later tweet, saying, “I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.”San Francisco safety Eric Reid, one of the players to embrace the anthem protest after it was initiated by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year, said Pence’s walk-out looked like a publicity stunt.“With the information I have, the last time he went to a Colts game was three years ago, so this looks like a PR stunt to me,” said Reid, noting that the picture Pence had tweeted of himself and his wife in Colts apparel appeared to be the same as one taken at a game three years ago.The vice president also tweeted a picture of himself, clad in a button-down shirt and blazer, and his wife standing for the anthem on Sunday.“He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew we were probably going to do it again,” Reid said.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote on Twitter.While Colts players stood arm-in-arm at their home game in Indianapolis, more than 20 of the opposition San Francisco 49ers players knelt during the song.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIt was a less organized gesture than the team’s demonstration last week, when 30 players kneeled with hands on hearts while teammates stood behind them, but it should have come as little shock to Pence, an Indiana native who tweeted his photo in Colts cap and shirt before the game.“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted. “I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.” MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors View comments
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Will Muschamp is intense. That is no revelation to those who have followed him at Florida, Texas, or his last stop at Auburn, where he earned the nickname “Boom” after a fiery, ‘not safe for work,’ reaction to a defensive stop. Muschamp has only been back at Auburn for a few months, but he’s already making a big impression on his players. Linebacker Kris Frost was asked about his new coordinator, and he did a pretty solid impression of “angry Will Muschamp.”#Auburn LB Kris Frost does his impression of Will Muschamp’s angry face. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/jsfYJ5zZ1v— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) July 13, 2015Of course, no one does Muschamp like Muschamp.This game clearly shows why #Auburn fans are excited about hiring #Muschamp as the DC. pic.twitter.com/MRIwNshLD7— SEC Football Facts (@SEC_Fball_Facts) January 1, 2015Florida fans are glad he’s gone, but we’re very happy that Muschamp is still in the SEC.
Tim TebowThis video is incredibly heartwarming, but you may need to view it with some tissues handy. Former Florida legend and Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow visited Nathaniel, a patient at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Clearly, judging by his blanket, pillow and t-shirt, Nathaniel is a huge Gators fan. When Tebow walks in the room, the young boy’s reaction is immediate, and priceless. Watch for yourself. So AWESOME to watch Tim Tebow surprise our new friend Nathaniel at Wolfson Children’s Hospital! What an incredible young man!Posted by Tim Tebow Foundation on Tuesday, September 29, 2015That’s just awesome stuff, and not a surprise coming from Tebow. [ USA Today ]
TORONTO – Police are seeking to arrest a Toronto businessman charged with the fraudulent sale of hundreds of millions of dollars of securities to Chinese citizens.The allegations against Xiao Hua Gong, also known as Edward Gong, follow an investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission.He faces a charge of fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, laundering proceeds of crime and uttering a forged document. None of the allegations have been proven in court.The OSC charges against Gong stem from the fraudulent sales of securities in two companies, O24 Pharma PLC and Canada National TV Inc., from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 20 of this year.The OSC alleges that both companies were controlled by Gong and the sale of their securities was orchestrated by Gong from the Toronto area.The OSC also alleges that a significant percentage of the money obtained by the scheme was directed to Gong’s bank accounts in Canada which he then used for his benefit.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Canada National TV Inc.
CALGARY – Akita Drilling Ltd. is buying U.S.-focused rival Xtreme Drilling Corp. in a $209-million cash-and-shares deal designed to gain greater access to the more active U.S. oil and gas exploration market.The Calgary-based companies say the resulting medium-sized drilling firm will have a total of 44 rigs in major resource basins in Canada and the United States.Akita, which has been focused on drilling in Western and Northern Canada, announced in January it would make its initial entry into the U.S. market by moving a rig from Canada to Texas to take advantage of greater demand from oil and gas producers there.It now has two of its 28 rigs in the U.S. All 16 of Xtreme’s rigs are working south of the border.Xtreme shareholders are to receive 0.29 of an Akita non-voting share and 59 cents in cash for each share tendered, representing what Akita says is a 32 per cent premium over the 20-day volume weighted average price. Akita has agreed to assume $10 million of Xtreme’s debt.Akita says the deal will provide greater financial capacity to build new drilling rigs. It says it expects to find $8 million per year in cost savings through synergies from the merger.“The transaction is a continuation of Akita’s strategy of capitalizing on the improving fundamentals in the U.S. land drilling market,” Akita CEO Karl Ruud said.The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2018 and will require approval by a two-thirds majority vote by Xtreme’s shareholders.Companies in this article: (TSX:AKT.A, TSX:AKT.B, TSX:XDC)