Gayle, Bravo top CPL aggregates

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC):Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo topped the aggregates in the just-concluded Hero Caribbean Premier League though their respective franchises experienced contrasting fates.The left-handed Gayle, who led Jamaica Tallawahs, finished with 430 runs at an average of 61.50 and a strike rate of 160, hammering a highest score of 105, along with three half-centuries.He was ahead of St Lucia Zouks’ Andre Fletcher, who carved out 369 runs, while Marlon Samuels, the influential plyer of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, was third in the aggregates with 325 runs.Only three other batsmen made it into the 300-run club. Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Lendl Simmons managed 317 runs, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel’s Jacques Kallis got 304, while Kieron Pollard, the Barbados Tridents’ talismanic captain, scored 303 runs.Gayle was by far the leading run-scorer for the Tallawahs and was just one of two players to get over 200 runs. Chadwick Walton scored 243.The Tallawahs, the 2013 champions, were knocked out by the Red Steel in the first semi-final, after finishing fourth in the preliminary round.Bravo, meanwhile, was outstanding with the ball as he propelled the Red Steel to their first CPL title. He finished the tournament with 28 wickets at an average of 11 and an economy rate of seven.The Tallawahs’ left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie picked up 16 wickets, while Amazon Warriors off-spinner Sunil Narine snared 14 wickets.Bravo, the Red Steel skipper, was at his most brilliant in the first semi-final against the Tallawahs, picking up a regional T20 career-best five for 23, to earn his side a 27-run win at Queen’s Park Oval.He picked up two for 19 from three overs in the second semi-final as the Red Steel won by six wickets, but went wicket-less in the final last Sunday as the hosts pulled off a 20-run win.last_img read more

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India survives final session for England draw

first_imgRAJKOT, India (AP):India survived a jittery final session yesterday, reaching 172-6 in 52.3 overs on the fifth day, to secure a draw in the first test against England. The visitors earlier set a target of 310 runs in 49 overs.Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 49, while Ravindra Jadeja was not out on 32 at stumps. It was Kohli’s highest score in 19 innings against England since scoring 103 in Nagpur in 2012.The Indian skipper was happy to have escaped with a draw.”Since day three, the ball did quite a bit for the spinners in the final session. But there were no demons as such in the pitch. It looked so because we had lost 4-5 wickets, but it wasn’t the case. This situation was an opportunity for us to improve our game. We learnt how to draw a match,” said Kohli.After tea, Murali Vijay (31) and Kohli added 21 runs for the third wicket. Then, Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane (1) fell in successive overs.PAID DIVIDENDSVijay was caught at short leg off Adil Rashid (3-64) in the 23rd over, while Moeen Ali (1-47) bowled Rahane in the 24th over, leaving India at 71-4.Kohli then added 47 runs for the fifth wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin (32).England changed up its bowlers as the last hour of play began, a move that paid dividends when Zafar Ansari (1-41) removed Ashwin, caught by Joe Root at extra cover.Wriddhiman Saha (9) returned a catch to Rashid in the 43rd over as India struggled toward the finish line.But Kohli and Jadeja then added 40 runs for the sixth wicket, batting for 31 minutes across 10 overs to help the home side earn a tough draw.Earlier, England declared their second innings at 260-3 with Alastair Cook (130) scoring his 30th test hundred.He had reached his hundred off 194 balls, inclusive of ten fours. It was his fifth test hundred in India, the most by a visiting batsman here. He went past Sir Everton Weekes, Clive Lloyd and Hashim Amla, who all have four hundreds in India.The second test begins in Visakhapatnam on November 17.last_img read more

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High altitude for high level training … Sligoville sportsman invites teams to take advantage of facility’s location

first_imgTalmar Warren, the man who plays and coaches his community’s Division Two team, hails the Sligoville Stadium has an ideal environment for high-level training because of its high-altitude location. Warren, who also coaches Sligoville’s Under-17 team, revealed that the facility, which stands 517 metres, or 1696.19 feet, above sea level, is being sought out by more and more local high schools, which have discovered the advantages of training in thin air.Warren notes that many top local secondary schools sports programmes have been making greater efforts to utilise the venue, which is considered by many to be a ‘white elephant’.”Right now it is being used more often because (St) Jago did pre-season training here and Calabar have asked about it, and since last week, Immaculate (High) is slated to use it every Tuesday. So it’s purpose is good, and it is good to train where the altitude is high as we don’t have a lot of environments like this in Jamaica, so a lot of coaches like it and it is cool and quiet,” Warren said.Warren would now like to see more national teams take advantage of the facility and its special training advantages.”I would like to see the national teams start using it as well, teams like the Under-17s and even the senior team. I would like it to be fenced so that passers-by can’t just look over, but in order for that to happen, you need more development,” continued Warren.There are also plans by the community to make more use of the facility for their sports teams, and the coach is calling on Member of Parliament, Natalie Neita-Headley, to assist their sports club to present sports as a more viable option for the community’s youth.”Sligoville has a lot of talented people, a lot of youths. We have a club and a lot of different communities in Sligoville, but we came together and formed Sligoville United Youth Club, and we would like the MP to come in and help us develop our club to the next level,” said Warren.”A lot of girls play netball but only corner league. They don’t have an official team. But we just have been asked by the Social Development Commission (SDC) to enter the SDC All-Island Twenty20 cricket competition, and the captain and coach of that team are trying to get it together, but funding is an issue because in Sligoville, you don’t have a lot of businesses to help with sports,” he lamented.”If GC Foster is going to come on board and it is going to be better for the community, fine. But we want people to use the stadium as a springboard to get into the sporting arena, whichever field they want cricket, football, or basketball, from they can make a life for themselves, family, and friends,” he said.”Sports is the biggest backbone of Jamaica, and if we in Sligoville can get an opportunity, that would be great,” Warren added.-L.S.last_img read more

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LeBron praises Lonzo Ball’s humility, shares rookie year comparison

first_img“Here it goes again, it goes back to my instant oatmeal : Everybody wants it right away. Can he play ball? Absolutely. The kid can play ball. Do guys want to play with him? Absolutely, because it’s a guy who is not about him. It’s about the success of the team. And he gives the ball up, and he passes the ball, and there’s energy behind the ball.”In his first 26 games, Ball has been marred with inconsistency issues—particularly with his ongoing shooting woes—shooting at a horrendous 32.7 percent from the field and, even worse, from beyond the arc at 25.8 percent.Still, James says it’s quite too early to label Ball for his shortcomings and knows he has so much more time to polish his game.“No one knows what he’s going to become,” James said. “No one knows with anybody when you’re drafted. I don’t care if you’re drafted 60 or you’re drafted first. Did anybody imagine that Isaiah Thomas would be the player that he is today? Being the ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ that they call it? Did anybody know that I would be the player I am? Everybody can think and say and do these things and say, ‘Oh, he has this (attribute) and that (attribute).’”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James celebrates after scoring in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 101-95.  AP Photo/Tony DejakLos Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has had the target on his back since entering the league this season, thanks in large part to the boastful claims made by his father, LaVar.In contrast to his forthright parent, the 20-year-old point guard is soft-spoken and unassuming, and the league’s premier superstar has surely taken notice.ADVERTISEMENT Ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first match-up against the Lakers this season, LeBron James commended the youngster from UCLA for his “selflessness.” “The kid hasn’t said anything. It’s been everybody else. So, I love his humility. He goes out, every time someone asks him a question, he says, ‘This is not about me, man. I just want to win. I don’t care about what I did,’” James said. “I seen he had a triple-double one game and they lost. He was like, ‘I don’t care. We lost.’”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 folkThe three-time NBA champion also recalled being in the same boat when he first entered the league as a basketball prodigy out of high school in 2003.“So, can I draw any parallel to my experience? I mean, of course. I guess when you’re drafted to a franchise, they want you to kind of be the savior. And it takes a while. I mean, listen, man, this guy is 20-something games into his pro career. S-**t doesn’t happen [that fast],” James said. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. United we stand Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

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Cathy’s conflict of interest

first_imgDear Editor,Could the nation be kindly advised if Minister Cathy Hughes is still awaiting the legal advice that she said she was seeking about whether her position as a Cabinet Minister is a conflict of interest considering her husband’s vast financial interest in Guyana’s oil and gas business? To the rest of us we are pretty clear it is a conflict. How long is this advice taking to reach her?Respectfully,Baldeo Mathuralast_img

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“Company not in business of winning souls for smoking” – DEMTOCO

first_img…pleased with GRA’s efforts to stamp out cigarette smuggling The Demerara Tobacco Company (DEMTOCO) has expressed satisfaction with efforts being undertaken by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to stamp out smuggling of tobacco products, given the effects that illicitly traded products have on legitimate players in the market.Speaking at a media engagement the company hosted last week, Head of its Legal and External Affairs Division, Christopher Brown, pointed out that DEMTOCO is very concerned about smuggling of cigarettes, and the effects it has been having globally. He commended the GRA for the recent “major find”, wherein items, including cigarettes, were confiscated after it was found that the requisite taxes and fees were not paid.“That’s the sort of issues that we are concerned about, because the illicit trade of cigarettes is a major business across the globe and across the region,” he declared.According to Brown, cigarette smuggling has become a huge issue, and neighbouring countries such as Suriname and Panama have been grappling with of recent times.“(Of) every 10 cigarettes consumed in either of those countries, seven are illicit. So that’s seven [brands that] don’t pay their taxes, and nobody knows the conditions under which they are produced. And it is generally the view that a lot of the operators who are participants in the illicit trade of cigarettes are also participating in the arms race, drug trade, and are part of the overall organised criminal enterprise right across the global.So where we can stamp out illicit activity, it would also come to the benefit of the country as it relates to the national security stability as well,” Brown posited.He said DEMTOCO is supportive of such actions by the authorities, and hopes robust efforts continue to protect the revenue of the Guyana Government.He mentioned that the GRA instituting a new tax stamp system as a measure to curb the illicit trade is a welcome move.“They have started it for alcohol, and they are also in the early days of introducing it for tobacco products. We are fully supportive of that initiative that they have brought on board, in terms of insisting and ensuring there is an arrangement in place to indicate that all tobacco products that are sold and distributed would have a requirement to have a tax stamp on it, to indicate that those products are legitimate and that they have paid all the revenues that are applicable,” he explained.Measures such as this, Brown added, seek to ensure that there is a properly regulated tobacco industry.While DEMTOCO had initially raised concerns about certain aspects of the then draft legislation, the company has since moved into compliance mode after the legislation was passed in Parliament and assented to by the President.However, Brown noted that there are some issues that the company needs clarification on, in order to be compliant with the new laws. These issues have to do with the packaging and labelling of its product, and as such, the company is seeking clarity on the timelines given by Government to become compliant.He also noted that the company is awaiting the roll out of the public sensitisation campaign which the Public Health Ministry had said would be done before enforcement of the laws.A meeting is expected to be held between the company and the Ministry sometime in the near future to discuss these issues.Brown has said DEMTOCO is cognisant that it markets and distributes a controversial product, but the company believes that it has been responsible in terms of effectively communicating the effects of consumption of its product.“We seek always to market our products to adults who have already taken the decision to consume the product. So we are not in the business of winning souls for smoking; but we remain a legitimate product, and we believe that once we remain a legitimate company in terms of marketing and distributing such a product, we have the opportunity to relate to the industry and the Government as it relates to the development of policies that impact the company,” Brown, Head of the Legal and External Affairs Division, posited.With the introduction of tobacco legislation, Guyana has now joined regional neighbours Jamaica, Trinidad and Suriname as the leading countries within the Caribbean to have put in place such comprehensive laws.last_img read more

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$545M contract signed for creation new housing schemes

first_imgGovernment through the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will be fast-tracking the development of two new housing schemes on the East Bank of Demerara, following the signing of several contracts on Tuesday at the agency’s Brickdam, Georgetown office.Seven firms were awarded with contracts to complete roads, drains, culverts and other infrastructure works at the Peter’s Hall – Phase 2 – and Providence – Phase 4 – housing schemes. The contractors for the project are Chung’s Global Enterprise, Guy-America Construction, Eron Lall Civil Engineering Works, Colin Talbot Contracting Services, H Nauth and Sons, KB and B Contractors and Romell Jagroop General Construction.CEO of CH&PA, Lelon Saul (Centre) and Projects Director, Omar Narine (right) with the contractors (standing with their contracts in hand)Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lelon Saul said on completion of the works, 368 persons will be issued with house lots in these new schemes in November. The investment for this critical housing project is $545.8 million.Saul noted that these contractors were selected through a fair and open tender process. “Those who would have satisfied the requirements were evaluated and were deemed suitable to execute the work. The process was overseen by the National Procurement and Tender Board,” he said.The CH&PA CEO also urged the contractors to ensure the works are completed in a timely manner. “I trust that you will adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract which you signed. If you fail to do so, as an agency, we will be forced to take appropriate actions,” Saul said to the contractors on Tuesday.Director of Projects at the CH&PA, Omar Narine, said he was confident that the projects will be completed on time as some of the contractors have done work for the agency previously. He also revealed that works will begin in June and are expected to be completed within next five months. According to him, there will be construction of 5.4km of crusher-run roads, construction of 10.4 earthen drains, construction of 47 concrete culverts, and insulation of 5.4km pure water distribution network.In January, $1 billion was put towards general infrastructure works at Peter’s Hall and Providence on the East Bank Demerara (ECD) and Cummings Lodge in Greater Georgetown. These works also included construction of roads, drainage, land preparation and the installation of electrical distribution networks.Meanwhile, the development of two lots at the Perseverance Phase III housing scheme, which began in 2017, is expected to be completed this year. In 2017, works were completed in Section B and D Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara, Farm Phase II East Bank Demerara, and Zeelugt Phase III East Bank Essequibo.last_img read more

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Maradona apologises over Colombia-England referee slur

first_imgBut after a firm rebuke by football’s governing body the 1986 World Cup winner issued a mea culpa on Instagram.“Caught up by the excitement and support for Colombia the other day, I said some things that, I admit, are unacceptable.“My apologies to FIFA and its president (Gianni Infantino): even if sometimes my opinions are different to those of the referees I have total respect for their work.”He admitted that “although I sometimes have opinions contrary to those of referees, I have absolute respect for the work — not easy — which (FIFA) and the referees do.”Maradona, who had come out in support of Colombia following Argentina’s premature elimination, blamed Geiger for the South American side’s loss in an ill-tempered affair.He had told Venezuelan TV channel Telesur: “I apologise to all the Colombian people, but the players are not to blame.“Here is a gentleman (FIFA referees boss Pierluigi Collina) who decides to choose a referee who, if he had Googled him, (he would know) can’t be used for a match of this magnitude.”Geiger was suspended from international football for six months after several controversial decisions during a 2015 Gold Cup semi-final between Panama and Mexico.Maradona had attended the Colombia v England match as a guest of FIFA and was pictured before the game in Moscow wearing a Colombia shirt.FIFA had responded, saying it was “extremely sorry” to read the comments from “a player who has written the history of our game”.It added: “Furthermore, it also considers the additional comments and insinuations made as being entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Maradona claimed Colombia only lost to England because of US referee Matt Geiger © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 5 – Diego Maradona has apologised for questioning the impartiality of the referee in charge of England’s last-16 penalty shootout win over Colombia.The Argentina legend had landed himself in hot water with FIFA over his outburst at US official Mark Geiger when he described England’s win on Tuesday as a “monumental robbery”.last_img read more

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DD Motoring: New Bus Service in Donegal

first_imgI once heard a story about a widow talking about her late husband. Someone ask her when did her late husband die? To which she replied, “he died in 1953 but we buried him in 1974!” Turns out her late husband worked on the railway and when it ceased in 1953 a part of his life died as well.No one will ever know how much effect the structure of a transport system like the railway had on the people of Donegal when it suddenly came to an end in the 50s and 60s in this county. The connections and the business links it provided were all of a sudden ended. Letterkenny had three different railways companies working all through Donegal connections people with places. Advertisement On a more positive note, on Wednesday Mary Crossan, who is one of the co-ordinators at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre gave a short speech as she welcomed the new Local Link Bus service to their area. Mary talked with passion at the launch of the new bus service from Carrigans to Letterkenny as she stressed the importance of having a proper transport infrastructure and local bus service that connects the local rural areas with urban hubs.Mary Crossan local co-ordinator for The Carrigans St .Johnson Family Centre pictured as she checks out the new bus which will operated on the local link from Carrigans to Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidMary also talked about her own experience as a child standing on the platform seeing the last train on the last day leaving St Johnston in 1965 and how it had such a big effect on the local community. Twelve people were working at the train station in St. Johnston when it closed.This was a big loss of jobs in the area but it also was a massive disconnection of a rural community with urban locations. Yesterday the new bus headed off for the first time as local councillors and guests enjoyed the launch of the service.The time table locations include Carrigans, St Johnston, Drumoghill, Pluck, Dromore and Letterkenny with stops at the LYIT, the Station and the Hospital. This area has been forgotten over the years and it’s just a great positive move to see a bus service running through these rural townlands again. Advertisement The timetable for the new Local Link Bus service from Carrigans to Letterkenny which was launched yesterday. Photo Brian McDaidI hope in the future to get a spin on this bus and report on the journey that my grandfather Pat McDaid would have who was originally from St Johnston would have made by foot or by bicycle. It will be great to travel the journey he did years ago from St Johnston to Pluck on the bus. I have included a picture of the time table to help get the service up and running and wish the service a great success.Learning from Rural CommunitiesIs it possible to look for a similar community effort to work in a town like Letterkenny or has it got too big for its people to put back local values it once had?A young Brian McDaid who enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the Port Road.At an early age in the 70s I would go down the Port Rd on a Thursday evening and wait for my father’s arrival up the Port Road as he guided his truck in through the old wooden gates of the ESB yard. His small brown pay packet which could have sterling or Irish pounds notes in it would be handed over and the another week of bills would be squared as best as we could.Tinneys worked out of the Port Road in them days delivering coal to the homes of Letterkenny so that would be one of the bills that needed paying. Sloans were on the Port Rd too where you could go in and get yourself a new “rig” of clothes and pay in for it later.Three old buildings on the Port Rd in Letterkenny which are vacant for years including my old workplace the Donegal Democrat which has since moved to Lr Main St. Photo Brian McDaidThe urban council offices were also on the Port Rd Where they late Barney Doherty would work from, calling around to collect the weekly rent. In them days The Port Road was a hectic place with a great mix of commercial and retail business working away together supporting each others economy. I got a job myself working on the Port Rd in the 80s working in the Donegal Democrat offices at 44 Port Rd. as their photographer. I can still smell the fixer and the sound of the timer in the small dark room as we got our black and white photos ready to go on the Letterkenny to Galway express bus to Ballyshannon where the Democrat would print its weekly papers.Ten years ago I was back on the Port Road in a photographic and a picture framing business but by that time the signs were starting to show that this once busy part of one of Letterkenny was a victim of the town’s success. In 1985 as a member of the Letterkenny Fire Service I was sent out one evening to do a check on the new fire hydrants in the towns new shopping centre built in the grounds of the Old Lough Swilly Railway Station.That night an inquisitive tourist got chatting to us and proclaimed that the new roundabout at the entrance to the shopping centre would be of no benefit to the traffic.Over this last 30 years I have watched people from Letterkenny getting fed up with the congestion going into the station roundabout and have found different ways of getting around Letterkenny without going near the station roundabout. The one-way section of the Port Rd from Boyce’s Corner to Crossview House can only be accessed from the station roundabout so over the years this important artery of the town has slowly ended up with very little Letterkenny blood flowing through it, traffic wise. A view of the traffic congestion on the way into Letterkenny between the two roundabouts on the Post Road. Photo Brian McDaidThere was once talk of an urban renewal plan to get businesses to have accommodation above it like the most of Letterkenny once was years ago this was called Living above your shop scheme (LOTS) which had it been availed of between 1994 and 2006. It was a revised tax incentive scheme, that was subject to EU approval at that time its plan was to tackle vacant upper story spaces above shops or commercial premises. The Port Road was ideal for this plan but it never happened. It also could have provided much-needed housing in Letterkenny as well as recreated a living urban environment.The Port Road is now competing with the retail parks of Letterkenny, and the retail park holds all the cards, gone are the days of interaction between the commercial agricultural and retail sectors of Donegal.The Old Hiberinan Bank now Bank of Ireland looking well with flowers at the Market Square in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidThe retail parks are clinical in business if you have credit on your card you can shop, if haven’t you can’t. In the days of the old Port Road all the businesses played a part in the day to day running of the town. Even retail parks are now under the same pressure that the Port Road suffered as they are competing with the online business.The Port at the mouth of Lough Swilly made it possible for Letterkenny to become a town, the railway then became the new way to make the town progress, When the railway closed, Letterkenny had to do something and battled to keep business in the town.At one time Dillion’s or the Save-a-lot in the Devlin Hall were the only two supermarkets in Letterkenny which were locally owned.Times change and things move on. It some times annoys me that the big multi National retail outlets that have arrived in Letterkenny do not play a bigger part in the much-needed development of Letterkenny. I worry long term about the older retail outlet in parts of Letterkenny that are holding on in the most difficult of times.Happy Motoring folksDD Motoring: New Bus Service in Donegal was last modified: August 27th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidBus servicedonegalletterkennyLocalmotoringlast_img read more

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Bournemouth have huge bid rejected for Colombia midfielder

first_imgBournemouth have had a club-record £27m bid rejected for Levante star Jefferson Lerma, according to SunSport.The Cherries have been told they must fork out £30m if they want the Colombian midfielder. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Lerma, 23, has spent three seasons in Spain and impressed at the World Cup.Eddie Howe faces a race against time to land his number-one target with only a week remaining in the transfer window.David Brooks has arrived from Sheffield United and Diego Rico from Leganes – but Lerma will be Howe’s big summer signing.The player is willing to move to the Premier League and personal terms should not be an obstacle if a fee is agreed between clubs. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 moving on targets LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Lerma is Bournemouth’s top target Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

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