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first_imgIf the touch downs and score lines are any indications the Men’s and Women’s Open B Divisions are a resounding success in their inclusion in the NSWTA State Cup this year.After all Pool rounds have completed the Men’s Open B Division have played 40 games scored 182 touch downs for an average of 4.55 touchdowns per game.On a day where upsets were on the cards, the Blacktown Broncos remain the only side to go through unbeaten as shock results at the top and bottom of the Pool kept all teams on the edge of their seats as wins were at a premium. In the final wash-up 9 teams finished within 4 points of progressing into the final series but Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2, Canterbury Bulldogs and Eastern Suburbs Roosters 1 prevailed and will join the Blacktown Broncos in the finals tomorrow. There were similar results in the Women’s Open B Division where out of the 40 games, 6 were drawn results at the end of time and it took to the last round to determine the top 4 teams.Lismore, Eastern Suburbs Roosters, UNSW Bullets and Parramatta Eels sealing the top 4 stops will now front up on Sunday morning confident winning the inaugural trophy, although Lismore will be hard to beat after going through undefeated and scoring 40 touchdowns while conceding 4 against. For full details and results from Day Two click here State Cup Website and follow the links to the Men’s and Women’s Open B Division.last_img read more


first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches his team take on the Georgia Bulldogs.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches his team take on the Georgia Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium September 22, 2007 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Georgia defeated Alabama 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Nick Saban is not quite Steve Spurrier on the mic. Alabama’s legendary coach has his moments though. One of those came today.A new NCAA rule seems to target programs with giant football staffs, like Alabama. The Crimson Tide have started hiring numerous big names as analysts and other off-field positions. The most notable is probably Lake Kiffin, but Steve Sarkisian, and most recently, Butch Jones have done the same.With a new rule, only 20 staffers will be allowed to wear headsets on game day. This probably doesn’t have a huge impact on many schools, but Alabama has a small army on its football staff.Of course, this isn’t an issue that most were looking for the NCAA to tackle. During the SEC spring meetings in Florida today, that is a point that Saban made quite colorfully.Nick Saban’s waste-based quote about the new NCAA rule is making the rounds online today.Nick Saban on new NCAA rule on limiting staff to 20 headsets: “I don’t know who is driving all this stuff, but to me it’s kind of like mouse manure when you’re up to your ears in elephant doo doo.” pic.twitter.com/QBltiA4cVe— Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) May 29, 2018We’ve seen the NCAA target rules at Alabama and other big programs before. From CBS Sports:The attempt to level the playing field probably won’t slow Saban down. He evolved in 2008 when a new “bump rule” was implemented after Saban and Urban Meyer “bumped” into prospects while not on official visits to their high schools in the spring. The same thing happened during multiple offseasons of “oversigning” debates.It might be a minor annoyance for Alabama this fall. I doubt it will change much about how Saban manages a game, or how he builds out his staff.Alabama gets a Power Five program to open the season and deal with this new rule for the first time. The Crimson Tide head to Orlando for a neutral site showdown with Louisville, which will be looking to adjust to post-Lamar Jackson life.Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and The Citadel round out a pretty easy non-conference slate for Nick Saban’s club. Missouri is the rotating crossover SEC East opponent, to go along with the annual Tennessee game and the normal SEC West games for ‘Bama this year.last_img read more


first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Despite starting off the season with back-to-back blowout victories, Nick Saban still wants to see his team make improvements. In order to make that happen, the Alabama head coach is making a switch to one very crucial position.While the Crimson Tide continue their dominance against their competition, the reigning champions could still use consistency from their special teams unit.After having consecutive abysmal outings, Austin Jones is no longer the starting kicker for Alabama. Instead, redshirt freshman Joseph Bulovas will take his place.Saban: Joseph Bulovas will be the kicker moving forward— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) September 12, 2018Jones struggled mightily in the season opener, missing an extra point and 27-yard field goal. As for their second matchup, the senior kicker failed on two extra point attempts.On the other hand, Bulovas was perfect against Arkansas State, converting every single opportunity, which included a 39-yard field goal.It’s hard to find many flaws on Alabama’s roster, but clearly Saban believes their kicking game needs an upgrade.Bulovas will have his first chance to prove Saban right on Saturday, as they face Ole Miss on the road.last_img read more


first_imgStory Highlights The Denham Town Primary School Principal also indicated that she wanted her school to lead the charge in celebrating Jamaica’s rich heritage and culture by showing to the rest of the nation that “there are positive things happening in West Kingston as well as at Denham Town Primary”. As the nation celebrated the 16th staging of Jamaica Day, at least one West Kingston educator believes in its continued relevance as a source of reinforcing the country’s heritage for future generations. “We want the children coming up to know about our heritage and so we do not want it (the day) to be lost any at all,” she told JIS News, at her school’s Jamaica Day celebrations, on February 23. As the nation celebrated the 16th staging of Jamaica Day, at least one West Kingston educator believes in its continued relevance as a source of reinforcing the country’s heritage for future generations.Principal of the Denham Town Primary School, Eugenie Brown believes the day’s significance, as well as its accompanying activities must be celebrated continuously.“We want the children coming up to know about our heritage and so we do not want it (the day) to be lost any at all,” she told JIS News, at her school’s Jamaica Day celebrations, on February 23.“The more we talk to the children about its importance, is the more they will know. The more we celebrate it, the more it will be in them. So Jamaica Day is still relevant,” she added.The Denham Town Primary School Principal also indicated that she wanted her school to lead the charge in celebrating Jamaica’s rich heritage and culture by showing to the rest of the nation that “there are positive things happening in West Kingston as well as at Denham Town Primary”.Ms. Brown is hoping that students and the rest of well-thinking Jamaicans will take a moment to “remember (the) ancestors” and their sacrifice for all.“No other country has the rich culture that we have here. Our songs, music, dance, dress and sports we must keep them alive,” she said.Activities at Denham Town Primary included: the playing of Jamaican ring games, dancing to music such as Ska, reggae and religious songs and the eating of foods and desserts such as the corn-based, asham.Addressing students, at the school, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid said they were privileged to reside in Jamaica and encouraged them to be proud of the nation’s accomplishments.The Minister emphasised the contributions made by the National Heroes, as well as the many investments made by governments in the education system.“We can proudly say we have early childhood facilities for every child in Jamaica. We also have primary and high school education for every child in Jamaica in order to develop your talents so that you can become useful,” Senator Reid said.He further told the students that the Government is committed to building a better Jamaica, which starts with them as they are a part of “Jamaica’s possibility”.In a February 21, 2011 proclamation for Jamaica Day, Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, noted that the day is critical to the development of a strong spirit of patriotism and responsible citizenship.He explained that Jamaica Day provides an opportunity for all Jamaicans to partner with young people to help define and create the most suitable context within which Jamaicans can be the best examples of humanity.“The time has come to enhance the profile of Jamaica Day and thus broaden national participation in the activities in order to align with national development objectives,” the Governor General said.Jamaica Day 2018 was celebrated under the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Nurturing our culture and Natural Heritage’.last_img read more


first_imgzoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held today the keel laying ceremony at its Marghera shipyard for Seabourn Encore, the first of two ultra-luxury cruise ships to be built for Seabourn, brand of Carnival Corporation.The steel cutting that marked the construction start of the new ship was held in April. Seabourn Encore, due to join the Seabourn’s fleet at the end of 2016, will be built according to Seabourn’s standards and technical solutions and will continue the fleet modernization that began in 2009.The all-suite ship will be approximately 41,700 gross tons, 210 metres long and 28 metres wide and will be able to reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots. It will carry up to just 600 guests, based on double occupancy. Every suite will feature a private veranda.“Safety will be one of this ship’s major strong points. It will be built using the very latest technologies, whose standards will exceed the requirements of the relevant legislation. Fuel consumption will be significantly reduced by optimizing the ship’s hydrodynamics,” the shipbuilder said in a release.A sister ship, Seabourn Ovation, will join the fleet in 2018, and, with the addition of the two new ships, Seabourn claims it would have the youngest ultra-luxury fleet in the industry.Fincantieri has built 70 cruise ships since 1990 and other 14 ships are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.last_img read more


first_imgUS to Host Its Biggest Boxship Yet, CMA CGM Benjamin FranklinThe US Port of Los Angeles will welcome the 18000 TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin on December 26, the largest container ship of this capacity ever to call at any port in … Read More COSCO Confirms Merger Approval, Unveils DetailsChina’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council has given its in-principle approval for the proposed merger of the country’s… Read More Shipbuilding Industry Set to Pick Up After 2017Despite a marginal deterioration in the growth outlook for the global shipbuilding industry, annualized five-year growth rates for the sector are still forecast to reac… Read More World Maritime News Staff Dolphin Resorts to BankruptcyNorwegian Dolphin Group ASA together with its subsidiary Dolphin Geophysical AS will today file a petition for bankruptcy with their relevant courts having succumbed to d… Read More Six Missing After Collision in Singapore StraitSix crew members are missing after a Cayman Islands-registered chemical tanker Stolt Commitment and Antigua and Barbuda-flagged freighter Thorco Cloud collided in the Sing… Read More last_img read more


first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Icelandic Coast Guard The 1976-built cement carrier Fjordvik suffered a hull rupture after it ran aground on a breakwater at the entrance to the Helguvik harbour, Iceland, on November 3.The ship got stuck against the outer wall of the harbour with strong winds holding it firmly in place.Relevant authorities dispatched divers to assess the size of the hole and establish whether the carrier is leaking oil, local media reported.Additionally, reports indicate that there is seawater in the stricken vessel’s cargo hold. The authorities have launched efforts to pump out the ship’s fuel as a precaution.According to Icelandic Coast Guard, two helicopters were sent to the scene to evacuate 14 crewmembers and a pilot who were aboard the cement carrier.Iceland’s RÚV reported that Helguvik harbourmaster refused to allow Fjordvik to be towed into the harbour due to its risk of sinking and blocking access to ships delivering aviation fuel.At the time of the incident the ship was on its way from Denmark’s port of Aalborg to Helguvik Port, Iceland.World Maritime News Staff; Image/Video Courtesy: Icelandic Coast Guardlast_img read more


first_imgHEALTH–First Probable Human Case of West Nile Virus in NovaScotia Linked to Travel Health officials announced today, Aug. 21, that a man from theCapital Health District has the province’s first probable humancase of West Nile virus. It is believed that he became infectedduring recent travel to an area of the United States where thereare human cases. “Preliminary test results were positive, but final test resultsto confirm West Nile virus won’t be available for a few weeks,”said Dr. Maureen Baikie, associate medical officer of health forthe province. “The individual went to outpatients withneurological symptoms, has been treated on an outpatient basis,and is doing very well.” Dr. Baikie said that this case poses no health risk to NovaScotians. West Nile virus cannot be transmitted from person toperson, other than through the blood system. The individual isnot a recent blood donor, and Canadian Blood Services hassafeguards in place to protect the blood system. “This probable case shows that our human surveillance system isworking,” said Dr. Baikie. “We have seen no West Nile virusactivity in the province despite extensive testing. That fact,combined with the person’s recent travel history to an area withWest Nile virus activity, makes us confident that the disease wasacquired outside of the province.” West Nile virus is spread to people through bites from mosquitoesthat carry the virus. Nova Scotia travellers should check on WestNile virus activity in areas that they are travelling through orto. In areas where there are positive birds, mosquito pools orhuman cases, people should reduce the risk of mosquito bites bywearing loose fitting clothing that covers as much skin aspossible, and using insect repellant containing DEET according tothe instructions on the bottle. Physicians across the province have been informed of the symptomsof West Nile virus and are required to report any suspected casesof human infection. Anyone who demonstrates the more severesymptoms of the disease — which include a severe headache, highfever, stiff neck, muscle weakness and neurological symptoms –should seek medical attention. The public is urged to continue reporting dead crows, blue jaysand ravens to local offices of the Department of NaturalResources. Staff can then determine whether the bird is suitablefor West Nile virus testing. More than 600 birds have been testedfor the virus so far this season. Information on West Nile virus and prevention is available on theDepartment of Health Web site at www.gov.ns.ca/health .Information on West Nile virus activity throughout Canada can befound at Health Canada’s Web site atwww.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/westnile/index.html. Information on thevirus in the United States can be found atwww.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm.last_img read more


first_imgSrinagar: Accusing Pakistan of pushing infiltrators into Kashmir to carry out terrorist activities, the Army on Wednesday said it has captured two Pakistani nationals associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba while they were trying to enter the Indian side.General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army’s 15 Corps Lt General K J S Dhillon and Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan met reporters in a fortified cantonment area and played two videos during the press briefing showing the apprehended Pakistanis confessing to infiltration. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”These two videos very clearly show how Pakistan, its Army and the citizens of Pakistan are being pushed into Kashmir to undertake terrorist activities in the Valley to disrupt the peace that is prevailing, especially after August 5,” Lt Gen Dhillon said. The two Pakistani nationals associated with the LeT were apprehended by the Army in Gulmarg sector near the LoC on August 21 after an intelligence input had suggested that a group of seven terrorists was infiltrating from that region. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn the video clip, the captured Pakistani nationals identified themselves as Mohammad Khalil and Mohammad Nazim, hailing from Rawalpindi area of Pakistan. “We were extensively helped by the Pakistani Army to enter into Jammu and Kashmir and our job was to target Indian Army units,” Mohammad Nazim said while sipping tea. The duo admitted that they were being trained by Lashkar and Pakistan Army personnel, and named several of their accomplices. Lt Gen Dhillon said Pakistan is “desperate” for terrorists to infiltrate and to disrupt peace in the Valley. He said in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, all the launch pads are full with terrorists of various ‘tanzims’ (terror groups). “Even these two captured terrorists were housed at the Pakistani forward posts of the Army, and then they were guided by the Pakistani regular troops up to the LoC,” he said. Lt Gen Dhillon said the captured Pakistani nationals, in their statements, have revealed all the launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), not only opposite Kashmir but also opposite Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu, are full of terrorists of various groups, and every day infiltrations are being attempted. “As you are aware, a few of them were neutralised at the LoC, including an incident where five to seven Pakistani terrorists were lying dead at the LoC for a number of days. A hotline message was sent to the DGMO Pakistan to pick up the bodies of Pakistani citizens, which they refused to and it is nothing new. “In Kargil, they refused to take back the bodies of their soldiers. In this incident, they refused to take back the bodies of their citizens and now we have live terrorists who are Pakistani citizens with us,” Lt Gen Dhillon said. The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of the Indian Army has already conveyed to the DGMO of Pakistan about these apprehended individuals, he said. He said war-like stores and some IED material were recovered from these two individuals. Lt Gen Dhillon said anti-terrorist operations were going on and there was no let-up in the operation in the hinterland. “As you are aware in the last 30 days, the terrorists have been killed or apprehended. So, there is no let-up in the anti-terrorists operations,” he added. He said the Pakistan Army has been trying day and night to infiltrate terrorists into Kashmir, but these efforts were being effectively dealt with. “The DGMO has informed Pakistan DGMO that we have two Pakistani citizens in our custody,” Lt Gen Dhillon said. Additional Director General of Police Law and Order Muneer Khan, who was also present at the briefing, said the infiltration at the LoC was being effectively dealt with by the Army while the security forces were ensuring peace in the hinterland. “Our primary objective was to ensure there are no civilian casualties during any law and order problems. So far, touchwood, we have had no civilian casualty while dealing with law and order situations,” he added.last_img read more


first_imgOn the eve of the 67th United Nations General Assembly, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed global Indian icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as International Goodwill Ambassador.In her new role she will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to antiretroviral treatment.Mrs Rai Bachchan has been involved in humanitarian issues for many years and will now have a special focus on HIV. “I am honoured to accept this appointment. Spreading awareness on health issues, especially related to women and children, has always been a priority for me. And now, as a new mother, I can personally relate to this––the joys and concerns of every mother and the hopes that we have for our children. I strongly believe that every baby should be born free from HIV. And I wish that every woman living with HIV stays healthy and has access to treatment. I promise that with UNAIDS, I will do my utmost to make this happen.”UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé welcomed Mrs Rai Bachchan to the UNAIDS family. “Mrs Rai Bachchan is respected and admired by millions of people around the world,” said Mr Sidibé. “I am convinced that through her global outreach, Mrs Rai Bachchan can help UNAIDS reach its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015.”The main focus of Mrs Rai Bachchan will be to advocate for the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive. This plan was launched at the United Nations in June 2011.The Global Plan focuses on 22 countries including India, which account for more than 90% of all new HIV infections among children. Twenty one of them are in sub-Saharan Africa, where the estimated number of children newly infected with HIV fell by 25%, from 360 000 in 2009 to 270 000 in 2011. Progress in sub-Saharan Africa has been made possible through rapid improvement in access to services that prevent new infections in children. There was a dramatic increase in coverage of services in the 21 sub-Saharan African countries between 2009 and 2011: from 34% to 61%. HIV transmission rates from mother-to child have also declined since 2010 with the introduction of more effective prophylaxis regimens.“Through her work in raising awareness of the issues and advocating for increased access to services Mrs Rai Bachchan will be instrumental in helping to ensure that no more babies are born with HIV and that their mothers stay alive and healthy,” said Mr Sidibé. “We look forward to working with her to reach our collective goals.”last_img read more


first_imgCALGARY – Oilsands producer Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. has won court approval for a process to find a buyer or investor that could allow it to emerge from Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act protection after nearly two years.A court ruling Wednesday approves the Calgary-based company’s agreement with its first lien lenders — owed about $141 million — to launch a process that envisions a May 23 initial bid deadline and court approval of a transaction in July.An attempt to sell the company soon after it filed for court protection from creditors in 2016 attracted several bids, but Connacher and its lenders ruled none was acceptable.“In light of the company’s improved financial performance resulting from cost efficiencies realized during the CCAA process and the improvement in oil prices, Connacher believes that it is appropriate to exit from CCAA in the short term, either through a third-party sale or investment transaction or a creditor-driven restructuring,” it stated in a news release.It added it has appointed investment bank Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. to solicit proposals that will provide net sale or investment proceeds of at least $90 million, plus an amount sufficient to pay other claims with similar ranking to the first lien debtholders.If no qualified bidder emerges, the company would be sold to its lenders in return for cancellation of some of what they are owed.Justin Zammit, a vice-president with Los Angeles-based Houlihan Lokey, said he’s optimistic that a buyer can be found, adding marketing will expose the company to an international pool of potential investors.“The market is much more favourable. There are still some challenges but we think the outlook is much better than it was in 2016,” he said.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:CLC)last_img read more


Ohio State redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper drives the ball during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 10 Ohio State women’s basketball team (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten) cruised to a 77-62 victory against Indiana (8-11, 1-5 Big Ten) Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Indiana, which pushed the Buckeyes to 5-0 in Big Ten play for the first time in eight years.Ohio State jumped out to a 22-9 first-quarter lead and held on for the remainder of the game. Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga dropped a team-leading 20 points and had 18 rebounds, pulling down nearly half of her team’s 40 rebounds. She went 8-for-11 from the free-throw line.Four Ohio State players — Mavunga and guards Linnae Harper, Kelsey Mitchell and Sierra Calhoun — scored in double-figures. Mitchell had 15 points on just 4-of-15 shooting, but had a team-high seven assists. Harper added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.The Buckeyes shot just 38 percent from the field, but hit 11-of-26 3-pointers (42 percent). Harper and Mitchell led the team from distance, both connecting on 3-of-5 triples. Freshman guard Jaelynn Penn led Indiana in scoring with 20 points. Senior forward Amanda Cahill added 15 points and 10 rebounds.Both teams had 40 rebounds, but the Hoosiers did damage on the inside on offense. Indiana held a 34-20 lead in points in the paint. Ohio State had a 22-12 points-off-turnovers advantage. Ohio State maintains sole possession of first place in the conference.The Buckeyes will take on Michigan at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Columbus. They beat the Wolverines 78-71 in overtime on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. read more


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree was questioned by police on Friday for his alleged involvement in a sexual assault.According to a written police statement, the alleged assault took place early Sunday morning in a San Francisco hotel, after the 49ers playoff win over the Green Bay Packers.Crabtree, who has not been charged or arrested, has fully cooperated with the Special Victims Unit of the San Francisco Police Department, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Crabtree has been interviewed by police with his attorney present and has agreed to make himself available for future questioning.After the investigation has been completed by the Specials Victims Unit, they will turn their findings over to the district attorney’s office, where they will decide if any charges should be filed.“We are aware of the allegation against Michael and understand that he has fully cooperated with authorities,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “The 49ers take such matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time as the legal process is ongoing. Additional requests for comment should be directed to Michael’s attorney.”Crabtree’s attorney has yet to be identified.The 25-year-old Crabtree made the trip to Atlanta with the 49ers as they prepare to play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The winner will advance to the Super Bowl.Crabtree was selected as the 10th overall pick by the 49ers in the 2009 NFL Draft. This season has been his best since entering the league. He has a career-best 1,105 yard receiving, which made him the first San Francisco wide receiver to have more than 1,000 yards in season since Terrell Owens in 2003.San Francisco is hopeful that Crabtree can have an impressive performance against the Falcons Sunday, which will match or surpass his total against the Packers last week. Crabtree caught two touchdowns and nine receptions for 119 yards. read more


Indianapolis Colts Weslye Saunders has been suspended by NFL officials after he was found in violation of the league’s banned performance enhancing substances.Saunders will miss eight games without pay when the regular season begins. He won’t be eligible to play until after the Colts’ game Nov. 3 against Houston.This isn’t the first time Saunders was caught doping. Last year the league passed down a four-game suspension for violating the same drug policy. He was subsequently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers and signed five days later with the Colts.Saunders has a history of getting in trouble. Back in South Carolina he was kicked off the team after an NCAA investigation found that he had contact with an agent. Saunders left school his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. read more


West Indies 257 for 8 (Powell 101, Holder 54, Murtagh 4-41) beat Ireland 205 (Joyce 63, K O’Brien 38, Roach 4-27, Williams 4-43) by 52 runs(ESPNcricinfo) West Indies, looking to finish top of their World Cup Qualifier group and carry maximum points into the Super six stage, ran into some trouble against Ireland, falling to 83 for 5 after being sent in to bat. Enter Rovman Powell. After a cautious and at times edgy beginning – he was 9 off 34 balls at one stage and enjoyed some luck – he exploded to compile a run-a-ball hundred and lift his side to 257 for 8.That proved beyond Ireland’s reach, despite a controlled half-century from Ed Joyce, who put on useful stands with the O’Brien brothers and kept them in the game for a significant period.There was a sense of Ireland building up a proper head of steam too. The stand of 64 between Joyce and Niall O’Brien came at a run rate of 4.46, as the fourth-wicket pair rebuilt after their team had slipped to 32 for 3; Joyce and Kevin O’Brien then added 70 off 69 balls. At one stage, Ireland needed 92 off 83 balls with six wickets in hand.Kemar Roach, however, dismissed both Joyce and the younger O’Brien in the same over, dealing a body blow to Ireland’s hopes. They were eventually bowled out for 205 in the 47th over of their innings. Roach, who also took the key wickets of Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie early on, finished with figures of 4 for 27. There were four wickets for Kesrick Williams as well, and two for the captain Jason Holder.Powell’s was the first instance of a century coming from No. 7 or lower for West Indies in ODIs. He was ably assisted by his captain Jason Holder, who made his second-successive 50-plus score of the tournament.Ireland made excellent use of bowling first in conditions that suited their fast bowlers early on. There had been overnight rain in Harare and the pitch retained a tinge of green when the West Indian openers walked out to bat. Chris Gayle was repeatedly beaten on the outside edge before it was eventually taken. Evin Lewis was surprised by extra bounce, spooning a catch to point. Marlon Samuels got a jaffa that angled into him and straightened to flick his glove through to the keeper.The man doing much of the damage was Tim Murtagh, the 36-year-old seamer whose control more than made up for his lack of pace. And, in any case, it was Boyd Rankin’s job to hustle the batsmen, his 6’7″ frame coming in more than handy as he banged the ball into the pitch.The spinners Andy McBrine and George Dockrell took over in the middle overs, assisted by a pitch that revealed itself to be a slow turner once the early moisture dissipated. Holder and Powell battled hard to keep West Indies afloat; their 86-run partnership almost exclusively comprised of singles between the 18th and 26th overs before the West Indies captain began dictating terms.Holder finished with 54 off 71 balls, the landmark achieved with a monstrous six over wide long-on. He could, however, have been dismissed for 17 if Paul Stirling had held on to a return catch generated by his part-time offbreaks. Eleven runs later, he survived a run-out chance with his partner indulging in a last-minute change of mind about a single to square leg.Powell enjoyed a couple of lives as well: he was on 18 when a leading edge off the bowling of Dockrell was shelled by a George Wilson running back and to his left from mid-off. On 39, he top-edged a pull that went straight up but the keeper was unable to catch up with the ball, which landed harmlessly near the middle of the pitch.Powell needed to take such risks, though, with time running out. He pulled Rankin down the ground with stinging disdain and later hit him over the top. West Indies lost a lot of firepower when Carlos Brathwaite ran himself out in the 45th over but Powell persisted until the end, doing exactly what his team needed off him. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWI scrap as England search for knockoutMarch 4, 2017In “Sports”Lewis 84 puts Netherlands out of Super SixesMarch 12, 2018In “Sports”Windies World Cup campaign starts in horrendous fashionFebruary 16, 2015In “Sports” read more


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first_img Police say a man has been detained. 24,057 Views http://jrnl.ie/3250550 Image: Shutterstock Police say a man has been detained. Image: Shutterstock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 12:02 PM Share92 Tweet Email center_img By Rónán Duffy POLICE IN BARCELONA opened fire on a truck full of butane gas bottles that was driving the wrong way down a motorway.Officers managed to get the truck to stop and the Swedish driver was arrested.Barcelona’s city hall said the truck had been stolen and Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said it was not a terror incident.“The driver of the stolen butane truck stolen in Barcelona has a history of psychiatric problems. It was not a terrorist act,” he tweeted.The truck was travelling on a motorway near the northeastern city’s famed harbour around 11am local time this morning. It was carrying dozens of orange gas bottles stacked on the back in plain viewSpanish national television TVE reported that the truck had rammed several cars before local police fired several gunshots to stop it. Police did not say whether there were any injuries.Mireia Ruiz, a woman who saw the truck from her home nearby, said the driver ignored people screaming at him to stop as he sped down the wrong side of a ring road.“When people shouted at him, he would laugh and make offensive gestures with his hand,” she said.The trace of at least one gunshot was visible on the windscreen of the truck.Around 20 police officers and at least six police cars were on site at the end of the chase and several gas bottles were lying on the ground.With reporting by © – AFP 2017 and Associated PressRead: Tributes paid to Ranelagh restaurant manager who died in Spain >Read: Disabled people stage protest against Ryanair in Spain for ‘systematic discrimination’ > 45 Comments Gas-packed truck speeding wrong way down Barcelona motorway stopped by police gunfire The Swedish driver of the truck has been arrested. Short URL Feb 21st 2017, 12:02 PM last_img read more


first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The best way to help him is to be calm and relaxed about him. If he’s going to be involved, perfect. If he’s going to be involved with the U23s instead, perfect. Sometimes he’ll train with us, good.“Now it’s a process where he needs to be relaxed. If we put too much pressure we’re going to force or push him to make a mistake and that’s what we don’t want.”Asked about Tottenham tweeting out Parrott’s Ireland U21 goals, Pochettino added: “Yes, but the fans are excited when they saw me scoring in training on Twitter. The fans are so nice and so sensitive about many things. Of course fans are always trying to discover different things.“Always it’s exciting when a youngster arrives from the academy. People talk and the fans need to be relaxed. We have plenty of experienced players in our squad, senior players that are still above him.”Originally published at 14.47 Troy Parrott (file pic). Image: Oryk HAIST/SVEN SIMON By Paul Fennessy Spurs boss Pochettino urges calm on 17-year-old Irish starlet Parrott There has been plenty of hype surrounding the youngster of late. 47 Comments Follow us: the42.ie 51,310 Views MAURICO POCHETTINO SAYS Spurs fans must be patient with highly rated 17-year-old striker Troy Parrott.There has been plenty of hype surrounding the youngster of late. He was named in Spurs’ Champions League squad last month, while the sale of Fernando Llorente, coupled with an injury suffered to Giovani Lo Celso, has prompted speculation that a first-team opportunity could be on the horizon for Parrott, with a recent report suggesting he was set for a senior debut in the League Cup tie with Colchester on 24 September.The Dubliner has enjoyed a good week, after his brace helped Ireland U21s earn a 3-1 win in Sweden, though Pochettino has attempted to downplay the excitement regarding the player.Speaking at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace, the Spurs boss explained: “I think the progress was there because he had the possibility to be involved in pre-season. Now he’s more consistently training with the first team. But I think he needs time, we need to be relaxed. We cannot put his name in the spotlight every day because we’re not going to help him by doing that. He’s still so young. Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 5:10 PM Image: Oryk HAIST/SVEN SIMON Thu 3:47 PM Short URL The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share7 Tweet Email Troy Parrott (file pic). https://the42.ie/4806436 last_img read more


first_imgFor Real Madrid teammate Alvaro Odriozola believes the 22-year-old winger could become the best Spanish footballer in historyMarco Asensio has been playing for Spain since 2012.The winger played in 2012 for the U16 team, then from 2014 to 2016, he defended the U19 jersey.He spent two years with the U21 team, to be called for the first time to the senior squad in 2016.And with La Roja jersey he has appeared in 17 occasions, scoring one goal.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.But his best game came on Tuesday, in the 6-0 victory over Croatia.“I said back in the day that he’s going to be one of the best players in the history of Spanish football and he’s showing this,” teammate Alvaro Odriozola was quoted by Sportskeeda.“He has amazing quality and I predict a great season for him.”In the 6-0 win over Croatia, Asensio scored one goal, forced an own goal from goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic and set up all three Spain’s second-half efforts.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #OpeningofHOA #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 29, 2016 – Parliament historically opens today in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and sitting on the governing side will be the People’s Democratic Movement, ending a 13-year dominance of the PNP in the people’s House of Assembly.  At the NJS Francis Building in Grand Turk, there will be pomp and pageantry as the country records, even more ceremoniously today its first female Premier in Hon. Sharlene Robinson.  It has been just over two months of closure for the honourable house, but at this first sitting of the first meeting of the first session of the 11th Legislature of the House of Assembly, it is expected to be capacity seating and among those observing the proceedings, will be visiting dignitaries, a contingent from The Bahamas Government, led by Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Davis.  Reverend Derek Hamilton is scheduled to open the House this morning at promptly 10am in prayer, immediately following will be the Clerk of the House with the Proclamation.  The oath of allegiance happens next for both the new Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Dwayne Taylor and his deputy, Hon Karen Malcolm.  This oath will also be taken by the other House members, which number 19; 15 elected and four appointed, two by the Governor.  Joan Bassett will sing the National Anthem; Michael Dean will sing the National Song; Barbara Johnson will sing God bless this House and the Governor will deliver the Speech from the Throne, which is the PDM Administration’s plan for the country and promise to the people of what it intends to accomplish over the next four years.  Remarks will come from the new Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson… from the new Leader of the Opposition in the House, Hon Washington Misick and there will be opportunity for each member to speak in the two minute speeches item on the agenda.  Today, work finally begins for the PDM, which won in a landslide victory at the polls on General Election day, which was exactly two weeks ago on December 15.  Constitutionally, this opening had to happen within 15 days of the results of that national polling and it means the Turks and Caicos will start the year 2017 with a new party in charge of country affairs.  The nation resoundingly voted for the ‘change’ the PDM pitched; 10 seats went to the People’s Democratic Movement while 5 seats remained with the PNP.  The Opening of Parliament will be carried live on National Radio, on television – PTV8 we are told and live streaming online.last_img read more