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PDC Winter Series: Michael Smith wins opening day of action at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena | Darts News

first_imgListen to the Darts Show podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxFollowing the Grand Slam, the tungsten stays at the Ricoh Arena with three days of Players Championship Finals action and then the final qualifier for the World Championship.Sky Sports Darts will keep you across all the action as the season reaches its climax. As well as all the action, The Darts Show podcast will catch up with all the players, discuss the talking points and get expert opinion from former world no 1 Colin Lloyd.Follow the action from the Grand Slam with all nine days covered on Sky Sports Arena – and if you are out and about updates via our live blogs and @SkySportsDarts for regular updates Friday Michael Smith ended a run of 10 consecutive final defeats and a two-year wait for a PDC title by beating Jermaine Wattimena to win day one of the Winter Series.A little less than 48 hours after his latest final defeat, alongside Rob Cross for Team England at the World Cup of Darts, Bully Boy finally made his return to the winner’s circle, beating Wattimena 8-6 in Tuesday’s final in Coventry.Smith had started fast, averaging more than 100 in three of his first four matches to reach the last eight where he ended a career-best run to the quarter-finals for Conan Whitehead. Bully Boy then produced a superb performance to beat Jose De Sousa in the semi-final. TuesdayMichael Smith 8-6 Jermaine Watimena Michael Smith lifted the title on the opening day of the Winter Series – his first title in two years Winter SeriesNovember 10-14 Live Grand Slam of Darts November 16, 2020, 1:00pmLive on – Advertisement – Wednesday Quarter-FinalsJermaine Wattimena 6-3 Vincent Van der VoortBrendan Dolan 6-0 Damon HetaJose De Sousa 6-3 Peter WrightMichael Smith 6-2 Conan Whitehead PDC Winter Series – Winners Jermaine Wattimena suffered defeat in a PDC ranking final for the third time Jermaine Wattimena suffered defeat in a PDC ranking final for the third time

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St George’s to have ambulance at games

first_imgSt George’s College plans to have an ambulance in place for their remaining four games in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup preliminary-round Group A games.The North Street-based school will host Greater Portmore High in group play at Winchester Park today, starting at 3:30 p.m.The plan to put in place an ambulance team came as a result of the death of St George’s College captain Dominic James on Tuesday.James collapsed during a game between St George’s College and Excelsior at Stadium East. He was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies in his father’s car and was pronounced dead shortly after.The game was called off after James’ death, with Excelsior leading 2-1 in first-half stoppage time.Now, three days later, the 20-time champions will be back in action.”We had always had doctors on hand at our games, whether home or away. We had a doctor there at the last game. We normally have a stretcher. Now, plans are in place to have an ambulance service in place,” Suzette Mullings-Graham, a vice-principal of St George’s College, told The Gleaner yesterday.”We normally do everything to ensure the safety of players and spectators at our games,” she added.Greater Portmore lead the group on seven points, closely followed by St George’s College (6) and Excelsior (4), while Tarrant and Tivoli are without a point.With the teams engaged in a top-of-the table clash, a highly competitive game is expected. The Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached St George’s are favoured to win at home.last_img read more

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first_imgThe boycott of the Household Charge remains solid according to the Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay campaign as new figures show the numbers refusing to pay the charge have not been significantly affected by the latest warning letters.‘It is still the case that the Household Tax is being resisted by more than 700,000 households across the state’ said spokesperson Francis McCafferty.‘Fewer than 28,000 in total have paid since mid-July1, mostly multiple properties. Despite going for the easy target of those already registered as having a second property, the authorities have been unable to make any real progress. The boycott remains solid.’ ‘Another batch of warning letters is due out very soon to a list of households cobbled together from the ESB, social welfare and Revenue records, in another trawling exercise. This will also fail to get significant numbers to pay.”The group added that homeowners need to remain firm and refuse to be bullied into paying this unfair tax.“They realise that if they pay the Household Tax, they are also registering for a Property Tax of hundreds of Euro next year By continuing to stand together in large numbers, we will make it impossible to pursue all 700,000 of us.’‘Before they went on their holidays, the government decided that next years Property Tax will be collected by the Revenue Commissioners. Not only is this a vote of no confidence in the ability of the local councils to force us into paying the Household Tax, it is also a final admission that Household/Property Tax has absolutely nothing to do with funding local services. “We will have a Property Tax which is levied and paid centrally to the Revenue in Dublin. It will form part of general taxation, like income tax or VAT. There are better and fairer ways to fund general taxation like a wealth and assets tax, but that does not appear to fit the government’s agenda of making the ordinary people of the country shoulder the costs of the bank bailout.’ BOYCOTT OF HOUSEHOLD CHARGE REMAINS STRONG – CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY GROUP was last modified: August 15th, 2012 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:Can’t Pay Won’t PayHOUSEHOLD CHARGElast_img read more

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