Critical BCB elections on today

first_img– Foster expected to be Somwaru’s rivalTHE long-overdue presidential elections of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will be held today at the Classic hotel in Corriverton.Dhierandranauth SomwaruThe election for the top post is creating widespread interest around the cricketing fraternity against the background that the administration of the game in the Ancient County has been thrown into turmoil, ever since the board’s 2014 elections.The BCB’s elections have been scheduled following a ruling delivered by Justice Navindra Singh on September 8 last, which mandated same for the purpose of electing officer-bearers of the board.The county’s previous elections were held in 2014, with Anil Beharry taking over from Keith Foster, but his tenure was significantly hindered a few months after the December 2014 elections, after applicants Godwyn Allicock of the Port Mourant Cricket Club and David Black of the West Berbice Cricket Association sought and were granted a court injunction against the BCB, leaving the game in limbo thereafter.Beharry’s one-year term expired in December 2015, according to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, and following his resignation from the post in January this year, that injunction was subsequently withdrawn, allowing the then vice-president, Dhierandranauth Somwaru, to assume the responsibility of acting-president.Additionally, a reliable source informed this publication that Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) Hilbert Foster, is expected to run for the top post.While the source hasn’t confirmed Foster’s participation, it was revealed by the source that Rabindranauth Saywack, former national coach Albert Smith, Region Six RegionalHealth Director Jevon Stevens, Dr. Cecil Beharry, and former BCB secretary Angela Haniff, could be on Foster’s slate once he confirms his decision to run.Should he confirm his decision, Foster and president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council, Somwaru will be the two presidential candidates.Meanwhile, Somwaru indicated that while he has already identified his team, he informed Chronicle Sport that he was advised by his lawyer not to divulge any information pertaining to his team.According to what is stipulated in the Cricket Administration Bill, three sub-associations, along with eleven first division clubs have voting rights during the elections process.The sub-associations are: West Berbice, Berbice River and Upper Corentyne, while the first division clubs are Blairmont, Police, Mt Sinai, Fort Canje, Guymine, Rose Hall Estate, Chesney, Albion, Port Mourant, Whim and Kildonan.Each sub-association is entitled to four voting delegates while the clubs have two voting delegates each.last_img read more

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Joshua Dominates Ruiz, Becomes Two-time Heavyweight Champion

first_imgAfter being stunned by the underdog Ruiz in New York on June 1, Joshua risked seeing his career go down the drain with a second defeat. Instead, he served up 36 minutes of movement and well-timed punches to become two-time heavyweight champion of the world.As soon as the first round, Joshua drew blood, cutting his Mexican rival above the eye and from that moment never looked back. He kept Ruiz at bay with smart jabs and right hands throughout, to the delight of fans in the Diriyah Arena, in Riyadh. Joshua won 10 of 12 rounds on two of the judges scorecards while the third judge had him winning 11.Ruiz never looked close to landing a knockdown and the scores of 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 confirmed that Joshua was in total control throughout.Not wanting to get into the firefight that caused him to lose his titles in June, Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) made it a point to stay disciplined, fighting on the outside and pumping the jab at will.Anytime Ruiz tried to get to the inside to try and uncork his power, Joshua used good footwork to slip out of the way and avoid any significant damage.The CompuBox stats had Joshua connecting on 107 out of 373 punches (29%) with 65 of those shots being jabs. Ruiz landed 60 out of 261 (23%) with 37 of those being power punches.Joshua now joins boxing legends like including Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Floyd Patterson in the league of men who reclaimed the world heavyweight title.With this comprehensive victory, Joshua has returned to reckoning as one of the world’s premier heavyweights and fans will demand blockbuster fights with WBC champion Deontay Wilder and former champion Tyson Fury in the near future.However, judging by comments, there may be a third instalment of Joshua-Ruiz.After his victory Joshua said, “The first time was so nice, I had to do it twice.“This is about boxing. I’m used to knocking guys out, but last time I got caught coming in. I gave the man his credit. But I corrected myself and came again. I respect Andy and his family so much. I just wanted to put on a boxing master class, and show the sweet science of this sport. It’s about hitting and not getting hit.”In his post-fight comments Ruiz said: “It was his night. I didn’t prepare like I should have, I put on too much weight but I won’t make excuses. I want that third fight and I’ll be ready for that.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Joshua (right) is now two-time heavyweight champion of the world Demola OjoIt was a masterful display of boxing as British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua yesterday in Saudi Arabia avenged his shocking defeat at the hands of Mexican-American Andy Ruiz six months ago.Joshua made the most of his height and reach advantage – at 6ft 6”he is four inches taller – to dominate his much heavier opponent and reclaim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts via a unanimous points victory.last_img read more

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Elnora Donnini Noland, 82, formerly of Wellington: Sept. 19, 133 – March 24, 2016

first_imgElnora Donnini NolandElnora M. Donnini Noland, formerly of Wellington, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Choctaw, Oklahoma at the age of 82.Elnora was born the daughter of Charles L. and Maude Estelle (Nelson) Martin on Tuesday, September 19, 1933 in Garfield, New Mexico.On October 24, 1951, Elnora and Faust L. “Denny” Donnini were united in marriage in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage before his passing in Wellington,  in 1987. She was blessed to find love again and married Al Noland. They spent his last years together before his passing in 1996.Elnora was the Finance Manager for the Sumner County Mental Health Center in Wellington, . She retired in 2000 following a 22-year career. Elnora was an avid gardener who loved nature and spending time outdoors. She was also an accomplished artist who worked in multiple medias including pottery, oils and watercolor. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Donnini Fredline (Brian) of Laingsburg, Michigan; son, Richard Donnini (Tonia) of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Julia Donnini Laughlin (William) of Choctaw, Oklahoma; son, David Donnini of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren: Julianna Buning, Lynda Miller, Brian Donnini, Ryan Donnini, Justin Pruitt, Sarah Donnini, Connor Donnini and Landen Laughlin, great-grandchildren: Patrick Buning, Justin Buning, Jaylyn Aprill, Drake “Denny” Buning and Aidyn Alsteen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Faust L. “Denny” Donnini; husband, Al Noland and daughter, Deborah Ann Donnini. A family remembrance celebration will be held at a later date in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, , where she will be interred next to her husband Faust “Denny” Donnini. A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Village of Hatch, New Mexico where her parents were laid to rest. Contributions may be mailed to, or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, .last_img read more

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