Pakistan down Windies in series opener

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): A muted West Indies displayed little of the bluster that made them World champions, as they slumped to a disappointing six-wicket loss to Pakistan in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series yesterday. In what appeared to be an extension of the malaise which condemned them to a 3-0 whitewash to the same side in the United Arab Emirates last September, West Indies struggled to get going and could only muster a paltry 111 for eight off their 20 overs at Kensington Oval. Only Captain Carlos Brathwaite, with an unbeaten 34, looked the part and he was the lone batsman to pass 20, in another anaemic batting effort. The hosts were stunned by the guile of debutant teenaged leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who claimed three for seven in four superb overs, to claim Man of the Match honours. In reply, Pakistan never really looked in danger and overcame a few early hiccups to reach their target in the 18th over, with the ever dependable Shoaib Malik taking the visitors over the line with an unbeaten 38 off 29 balls. Babar Azam, who shot to prominence with a string of one-day hundreds against West Indies last year, made 29 while shotgun Kamran Akmal struck 22. BEST BOWLER Seamer Jason Holder was the best bowler with two for 27. Hoping to erase the memories of their whitewash after being sent in, West Indies looked full of intent when left-hander Evin Lewis deposited off-spinner Mohammed Hafeez over the mid-wicket ropes in just the second over. But his fireworks were short-lived as he was run out by Ahmed Shezad’s direct hit from the deep, as he galloped back for a fateful second run in the next over, with the score on 13. Chadwick Walton (18) then added 22 for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels, who made seven before being harshly adjudged lbw to left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, off one which would have missed leg. His dismissal opened the floodgates as West Indies inexplicably lost five wickets for 14 runs in a devastating 26-ball slide. The 18-year-old Shadab proved incisive, removing Walton – plumb lbw and Lendl Simmons (1) bowled dragging on an attempted sweep – in his first-ever over in international cricket and the eighth of the innings. The series will head to Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad for the remaining games on March 30, April 1 and 2.last_img read more

Ateneo rises from 2 sets down, stuns FEU

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Pasig Grindhouse gets back at 1Bataan Risers, wins 2nd leg of Chooks 3×3 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kat Tolentino then buried the huge kill that ended the Lady Tamaraws.“I just asked them to keep the faith, believe that it will be given to them. We’re down and we don’t know what to do already,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. “Our legs were not working, our minds were not working.”“They believed in each other and the skills eventually came out.”Tolentino, who had just two points heading into the third set, finished with a game-high 19 points for the Lady Eagles while Maddie Madayag added 14.Heather Guino-o led the Lady Tamaraws with 16 points while Celine Domingo and Jerrili Malabanan had 13 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo came from the brink of defeat to stun Far Eastern University in five sets, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles took their second straight win and tied University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines in second place with identical 2-1 records.ADVERTISEMENT FEU, meanwhile, suffered its second straight loss and dropped to sixth with a 1-2 record.Like a team possessed, the Lady Eagles pulled something from within and absolutely flattened the Lady Tamaraws in the final three sets, although it also took a little bit of misfortune from FEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe third and fourth sets were all Ateneo but the fifth had a mixture of both as the two squads exchanged blows leading up to a 12-12 stalemate.A couple of humongous errors by Kyle Negrito gave Ateneo a 14-12 cushion, the first one an overset to Celine Domingo and the next one was a long toss beyond the Lady Eagles’ baseline. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Affordable Fabrar Rice out Soon

first_imgThe chief executive officer of Fabrar Rice Processing Industry Facility, Fabio Lavelanet, has disclosed that within three months rice produced from the facility will be available for sale at an affordable price in the Liberian market.In an interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend, Fabrar CEO said taking his company’s products (rice) to the market is to promote Liberian made food as part of efforts to boost local agriculture.According to Mr. Lavelanet, 25kg bag of Fabrar rice will be sold for US$25,  adding that the price will later drop to a minimum amount, because it is now time that Liberians eat their own locally produced food.The rice, he said, when taking to the market, will eventually serve as a conduit to create job opportunities and then ease the burden importers of the commodity face to get them on the market.On the contrary, Mr. Lavelanet said among other things that there are no plans to have a rice farm in the country, “Because, we are involved into finishing rice product, which the farmers will bring to the facility for processing.”“The farmers depend on us, they bring the seed rice, and we buy the rice for processing, if we have our own farm, it will be a serious problem for our farmers, because they will not have any other means to sell their rice and in the end, their rice will spoil due to lack of customers,”Fabrar CEO said.Mr. Lavelanet said, the industry will continue working with farmers to promote their businesses as a means of empowering them to do more to ensure that the country has its own food.According to him, since the installation of his facility, farmers from four of the 15 counties have started supplying seed rice. Those counties are Lofa (main distributor) Bong, Nimba and Margibi.He said, following the official inauguration of the industry, more Liberians have become grateful to buy the locally grown rice, “and it is because of this reason, Fabrar rice will eventually flourish on the local market in about three months.”He mentioned Lofa, Bong, Nimba and Margibi counties as the best producers of seed rice across the country.The Fabrar boss mentioned transportation, bad road condition, prices of seeds rice amongst others as major challenges the industry is facing.The industry has so far distributed some rice, but it was done through the World Food Program (WFP) which normally purchases for local consumption and distributes same to other “vulnerable communities as well as persons of concern.”For that transaction, he praised WFP and some other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the level of support, including bulk purchasing from the industry that he described as a great step to increasing the mainstream marketing in the country.He disclosed plans to have a rice storage facility that will supply customers in other counties.“Fabrar will continue to work with local farmers by empowering them and we look forward to having our citizens getting the rice on the market soon,” Fabio assured.Fabrar Liberia Inc., the agriculture entity which operates the facility, is a fully Liberian-owned, created in 2009, to tackle food insecurity in Liberia by improving the livelihood of farmers and providing them with increased access to domestic and international food markets.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 families whose homes were razed by fire get help from GRC

first_imgThe families that received their donations on FridayThe Guyana Relief Council (GRC) continues in its mission to provide relief by donating to six families on Friday who had lost their homes by fire.Donations of groceries, mattresses, furniture and disability tools were handed over to the families at the Council’s head office, Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The beneficiaries are the Boodie family of the West Bank of Demerara (WBD); the Clarks; the Lumelino family of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD); the Andrews family of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), the Bacchus family of Grove, EBD, and the Alder family of Haslington, ECD.Welfare Convener of GRC, Rohini Bonar said that out of the six families, two have been able to rebuild and as such, the organisation saw it fit to present them with furniture.She expressed gratitude to the individuals and organisations for the generous donations as it assists greatly in helping the Council carry out its mandate.“The Guyana Relief Council expresses sincere gratitude to those organisations and individuals who continue to give support so that we would fulfil our motto of Caring and Sharing” Bonar thanked.GRC is mainly funded through fundraisers, which are held several times yearly. Just last month, the Chinese Food Festival was held and in October, the Council will hold their Grand Annual Luncheon at the Guyana Pegasus.A team in Florida also hosts a fundraiser once annually which they use to purchase and send donations to the organisation.The Government of Guyana also makes a small donation towards the cause, however, according to Bonar, the said donation is not nearly enough.“We get a Government subvention but really and though we are grateful, that cannot run the office of the Guyana Relief Council. So we really have to do a lot of fundraising to achieve helping persons” Bonar disclosed.The Yvonne Hinds Home of Hope shelter is also housed aback the Council and is used to render assistance to fire victims following disasters.For the year 2019, 50 families consisting of over 200 persons received relief from the organisation. Those desirous of sending donations to GRC are asked to contact the organisation on 225-3081.last_img read more

Take Back the Night march in Fort St. John

first_imgMarchers hope that their actions will help bring light to the issue and allow women in the community to feel safe in Fort St. John during night hours and promote a theme of non-violence. “Take Back the Night” march to promote non-violence towards women-Matthew Lago- Advertisement -Men and women in Fort St. John attempted to “Take Back the Night” and marched to try to bring awareness to the issue of violence towards women.Starting in Philadelphia in 1975 “Take back the Night” is an international event that hopes to promote safety of women, especially at night where many women find it difficult to walk alone and feel safe. Event organizer Emily Goodman hopes this event will promote a theme of non-violence.[asset|aid=3190|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a8bbf7631585f574cee4f91f3d8b51d2-Emily Goodman 1_2_Pub.mp3] The event was well attended by both men and women as they walked with candles accompanied by members of the police in hopes of allowing women to feel safe walking at night in the community. Goodman notes that this issue is one that is especially important in Fort St. John.[asset|aid=3191|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a8bbf7631585f574cee4f91f3d8b51d2-Emily Goodman 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Inspector Pat Egan presents latest crime figures to Fort St. John City Council

first_imgFor the first time the numbers presented distinguished between rural and municipal infractions. Overall calls for service in 2013 were pegged at 14,678. That figure is up 497 from 2012 and translates to an increase of 3.5 per cent. At the municipal level calls were up by 230 (two per cent) and 267 in rural areas (eight per cent).There were 4,647 criminal cases in 2012. In the municipal area there were 3,844 and rurally there were 803. The following year criminal code calls were up by 130 (three per cent) overall. Municipally there were 107 (four per cent) more calls from last year. Cases went down in rural areas to 786 (two per cent).- Advertisement -On the positive side of things violent crime is down. In particular robberies are down 22 per cent. Assaults against police remained steady at seven. Sexual offences were up slightly. There were 45 sex offences in 2012 and 47 in 2013. Assaults with a weapon and aggravated assault were down by 13 (15 per cent).  Crimes for uttering threats were down eight per cent and common assaults declined by 20 per cent.Numbers declined in property crimes when comparing 2013 with 2012. Arson went down by 46 per cent, break and enters of commercial establishments dropped by 34 per cent and residential break and enters also saw a drop of 27 per cent.There were a number of areas however where crime did not see a decline. Vehicle thefts climbed by six (three per cent). Thefts from vehicles went up a fair bit by 57 (24 per cent). Advertisement Shoplifting saw a big increase at 73 per cent and up by 47 offences overall. Theft was up by three per cent but vandalism went down by 12 per cent.As it pertains to crimes involving drugs cocaine possession increased by six from three to nine and trafficking of cocaine went down by one to sit at 34. Cannabis possession climbed from 25 to 33 but cannabis trafficking declined from seven to four.last_img read more

Decision on transportation fees expected soon from School District

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The School District 60 Board of Trustees is expecting a recommendation on what choice to make regarding transportation fees that could be implemented fully this upcoming school year.Last spring, the School District to bring in a transportation fee of $100 for the 2015-16 school year, citing low transportation funding as a reason for this. For the 2014-15 school year, the district received one-time funding from surrounding communities to operate school bus transportation without the implementation of a fee.The item was discussed during the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, put forward by Trustee Jaret Thompson.- Advertisement -The district will have to wait until a budget announcement — expected to happen in mid-March — is made to know what decisions to make for sure.If the budget announcement doesn’t yield the results the district needs, the decision will have to be postponed until April.“At this point, we have not had any positive response into any additional funding coming from ministry to offset the previous reduction,” Secretary-Treasurer of School District 60, Doug Boyd, said.Advertisement “It would appear that we are going to have to do something, but what that looks like… it would be unfair to say at this point.”Boyd recommended work be done from a staff level to come up through the budgetary process of what we will need to augment for transportation. A recommendation of what specifically to do is expected to come up in the next board meeting, on March 14.The district previously stated that families wouldn’t see a full implementation of fees until at least the 2016-17 school year, if a solution can’t be worked out.last_img read more

Conte wants Chelsea vote of confidence

first_imgConte has repeatedly expressed his desire to honour the remaining 18 months of his contract and now wants a public vote of confidence from his employers.“Maybe I’d like that the club prepare a statement for me to tell (the media), ‘I trust in his job, I trust in his work’,” said Conte ahead of Monday’s trip to Watford.“But at the same time I know that in the past it never happened, this, and for this reason why would I hope for something different?“For sure, I think that I’d like to have a statement to support against this speculation.”Chelsea have failed to mount a serious defence of their title and travel to Vicarage Road 19 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City following last week’s humiliating 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth.After losing to Arsenal in the semi-finals of the League Cup, their only hopes of silverware lie in the Champions League and the FA Cup, while they face a fight to secure a top-four league finish.Conte said he would welcome talks about extending his contract with the London club despite his struggles this season.“I’m giving all of myself, me and my staff and also my players, for this club,” he said.“And then I think that we are doing the maximum for this club and if the club understands this and the club wants to extend a new contract then we can talk, why not?”Conte could give debuts to new signings Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri against the Hornets, although neither player is expected to start as they are short of fitness due to recent injuries.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea coach Antonio Conte on the touchline during his side’s shock defeat against Bournemouth last week © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 5 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has called for public backing from the Stamford Bridge hierarchy to put an end to growing speculation about his future as manager.The Italian won the Premier League title in 2016-17 in his first year in England but there have been persistent rumours about his job being under threat this season due to the Blues’ indifferent form.last_img read more

Suicide effort diverts traffic

first_img(661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – A Saugus man who told deputies he was trying to kill himself suffered critical injuries Thursday when he threw himself onto the hood of a passing car on Bouquet Canyon Road. Arms outstretched, the man hurled himself onto a Saturn sedan traveling about 45 mph, smashed against its windshield, then rolled off the opposite side of the hood and hit the pavement, his shoes knocked off by the impact. “I was just driving and saw him standing on the curb and the next thing I knew, he jumped on the car,” said College of the Canyons instructor Debbie Zednik, who had been driving to work. The man’s arms were outstretched “like Superman” when he jumped, she said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe 34-year-old man was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with severe head injuries and a broken femur. “Witnesses told us that he’d been standing on the side of the road for about five minutes,” said Deputy Roy Henstrand. “He made eye contact with a woman at the bus stop, then jumped in front of the car.” Henstrand said the man told a deputy as he was being treated by paramedics that he was trying to kill himself. Southbound traffic on Bouquet Canyon Road was diverted for approximately one hour after the incident, which happened just before noon near Dot Street. last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Winter LinksThe next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links will be staged on Saturday 26th November All members are requested to adhere to their tee times and due to the large numbers participating all are asked to avoid slow play.Christmas Hamper On Sunday 11th of December Portsalon golf club members will contest for the traditional Christmas hamper. The event will be a shot gun start at 11 a.m. sharp and all participants are asked to record their names (four ball) by 6 pm Saturday to enable a draw to take place for tees and a tee off at 11 a.m..EventsOn Saturday 26th November the Portsalon Winter Links, and Sunday 27th November there will be member’s turkey competitions and on Wednesday 30th November there is gents open stableford competition. Time sheets are in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to Congratulations to Noreen Mc Conigley who recorded a hole in one on the par 3 10th hole on Sunday last.ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open was Sean Kelly Ballyliffen (8) 41 points, 2nd Stephen Connolly P/s (5) 41 points, Gross Paddy Sheridan (9) 29 points, 3rd Garret Horkin (19) 39 points The winner of the Saturday open played on 19th was Shaun Shields (14) 43 pointsRunner Up: Keith O Donnell (7) B&S 39pts Gross: Pascal Cullen (5) P/S 33 3rd Michael Dunne (21) P/S 38pts BOT. On Sunday 20th it was a members competition and the winner with a one over gross 42 points was 5 handicaper Seamus Patton, 2nd Rory Kenney (10) 40 points Gross Eamon Mc Dermott (4) 35 points 3rd Sean Gibbons (12) 40 points.SympathyThe Captain Donal Callaghan and the members of Portsalon Golf Club were saddened to learn of the death of our former member Kathleen McFadden. Deepest sympathy is extended to her husband Charlie and family. May she rest in peace. New MembersFree golf at Portsalon golf club is now on its way down to one month as November peters out this will leave your golfing in December free? If you missed the opportunity for this offer! don’t be disappointed, you can still avail of December free in this special golfing offer for new members who join Portsalon Golf Club. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2012 and get November and December 2011 free. For further information please contact 074 9159459.Gift VouchersFancy something special for that special person in your life, why not purchase a Portsalon Golf Club Gift Voucher. It’s the ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thanks. For further details contact 074 9159459. Drop OffOver the past few weeks members and visitors have been requested to drop off the 2nd, 7th and 9th fairways. As a result the fairways on the selected holes are improving. The fairways will be clearly identified. Please ensure that you drop off on either side of the fairway.PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NOTES: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB was last modified: November 24th, 2011 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more