Top End crushed defending champions Boscobel by 206 runs in the opening match of the St Mary Cricket Association LP Martin’s Funeral Home 35 overs competition at Boscobel on Sunday.Batting first, Top End chalked up an impressive 295 all out, with Delroy Stone making a stroke-filled 95. When Boscobel batted they were skittled out for a paltry 89, with no batsman offering resistance to D. Clarke, who picked up five for 20.Over at Galina, highly touted Jack’s River were made to fight all the way before defeating Galina by 17 runs. Taking first knock, Jack’s River were bowled out for 179, with skipper Orane Farr, 44, and T. Daley, 54, being the main run-getters against J. Brown, 3-20 and D. Brown, 2-30.Galina were restricted to 162 for five, with R. Gordon, 61 and D. Brown, 29, the top batsmen against D. Walker, 2-21.Over at Wilderness, the home team were trounced by 113 runs by Sandals/Beaches resorts. The hotel men took first strike and rattled up 195 all out, thanks to Delroy Patterson, 47, and Samuel McIntosh, 36.Wilderness were bundled out for 83, with Marlon Thompson taking 5-20.
Chi’s lawyers are almost certain to appeal to the Supreme Court on the same grounds that Turner, 28, used in his successful appeal Thursday. The court said this week that it would consider the legality of the lethal injection formula used in Kentucky, and Texas uses virtually an identical formula.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – A day after the U.S. Supreme Court halted an execution in Texas at the last minute, Texas officials made clear Friday that they would nonetheless proceed with more executions in coming months, including one next week. Though several other states are halting lethal injections until it is clear whether that method of execution is constitutional, Texas is taking a different course, risking a confrontation with the court. “The Supreme Court’s decision to stay convicted murder Carlton Turner’s execution will not necessarily result in an abrupt halt to Texas executions,” said Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. “State and federal courts will continue to address each scheduled execution on a case-by-case basis.” Shortly before midnight Thursday, the Supreme Court stayed the execution of Turner, who had been scheduled to become the state’s 26th inmate be put to death this year by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Although the court gave no reason for its order, Turner, convicted of murdering his adoptive parents in 1998, had appealed to the court after it agreed on Tuesday to consider the constitutionality of lethal injection, the most commonly used method of execution in the United States. Several legal experts said the Supreme Court’s reprieve would be seen by most states as a signal to halt all executions until the court determines, probably sometime next year, whether lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment, barred by the Eighth Amendment. Eleven states had already halted executions for that reason, and on Thursday, Alabama stayed an execution for 45 days to come up with a new formula. “There is a momentum quality to this – not only the Supreme Court granting the stay but also the Alabama governor doing a reprieve that is likely to lead to other states with executions on the horizon waiting to see what the Supreme Court does,” said Douglas A. Berman, a law professor at Ohio State University who writes the blog Sentencing Law and Policy. “I’ll be surprised if many – and arguably if any states other than Texas – go through with executions this year.” Texas, which has a history of confrontations with the Supreme Court over its prerogatives in criminal justice, does not appear interested in waiting, forcing lawyers for condemned prisoners to appeal each case as high as the Supreme Court. Four more executions are scheduled in Texas over the next five months. The next inmate, who is to be executed on Wednesday, is Heliberto Chi, 28, a Honduran citizen convicted of murdering the manager of a men’s clothing store in the Dallas suburb of Arlington during a robbery in 2001. Terence O’Rourke, a Houston lawyer representing Chi, has said that his client’s execution would violate provisions of international law.
Gartan OEC is the headquarters for THE RACE, the ultimate 24hr test of endurance, and a very busy staff group will work day and night.In addition, we’ll also be attending National Governing Body events with Gartan staff playing key roles.Gartan OETC has been nominated as Irish Sailing Association Training Centre of the Year, and sailing instructor Brona Duddy will attend on our behalf. Mountaineering Ireland hold their annual Spring Gathering and AGM in Westport, with plenty of mountain activity in the ranges of the West.Currently President of MI, our Director Ursula MacPherson will attend this event.The toughest role of all though, falls to instructor John Boyce, who will line up at 6 am on Saturday, with 70 fellow competitors, facing 250kms through the wilds of Donegal, and whatever weather is thrown at them during the following twenty four hours.The race is in its second consecutive year and Donegal was chosen as it provides the perfect blend of beauty and more importantly, difficultly. The race is always held in early March to increase the toughness of the race due to the challenging weather conditions.Gartan provides ideal facilities as race headquarters, acting as central control, feeding station, accommodation, and generally home to organising crew and competitors.To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. Crucially, they must complete all this in under 24 hours.It is aimed at providing the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.The Race is a not for profit event with all proceeds going towards the work of Self Help Africa. It is organised by Sand2Snow Adventures in conjunction with Gartan Outdoor Education & Training Centre.Donegal competitors include Arthur McMahon, Cathal Wilson. Gerard Callaghan, John Boyce, Denis Shields, Philip Nicholson, Patrick McLaughlin and Sean McFadden.Testimonial form Una Hall Competitor 2014.“Incredible!! The only word I can think of to describe the Race route. It was perfect! Challenging, breath-taking, beautiful. The volunteers were fantastic. The venue was great. Definitely the best race I’ve participated in.” We wish all competitors good luck, and a great journey.The Irish Sailing Association awards event takes place in The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin on Friday, with a providers briefing for new training and award structures on Saturday. Gartan OETC is delighted to be nominated for the Training Centre of the Year award, a big honour. Fingers crossed!!Westport Hillwalking Club will host the Mountaineering Ireland Annual General Meeting and the 2015 Spring Gathering. The event will take place over the full weekend, based at the Westport Coast Hotel, and with easy access to the hills and crags of Connemara to Achill.Mountaineering Ireland exists to represent and support the walkers and climbers of Ireland and to be a voice for the sustainable use of Ireland’s mountains and all the places (coastline, crags, forests) we use.GARTAN OEC SET TO HOST THE ULTIMATE 24-HOUR ENDURANCE TEST ‘THE RACE’ THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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:Gartan OECnewsSportthe race