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Jan
20

Windies Women win first T20 World Cup

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):Teenager Hayley Matthews and captain Stafanie Taylor fashioned half-centuries as West Indies Women produced a superb run chase to beat three-time defending champions Australia Women by eight wickets and lift their first-ever Twenty20 World Cup title here yesterday.Set 149 for victory at the historic Eden Gardens, West Indies Women reached their target with three balls to spare, with the 18-year-old Matthews top-scoring with 66 from 45 balls and the in-form Taylor getting 59 from 57 balls.The pair put on a magnificent 120 for the first wicket to take Australia Women out of the contest and even when Matthews fell in the 16th over, Deandra Dottin (18 not out) joined Taylor to add 24 for the second wicket to keep the Caribbean side on top.West Indies Women entered the final over requiring three to win and Dottin reduced the target even further with a single to cover off seamer Ellyse Perry.Britney Cooper, who finished on three not out, failed to score off the next delivery, but took off for a suicide single off the third ball. The fielder at short midwicket missed a direct hit at the bowler’s end that would have seen Cooper on her way and the resulting overthrow handed West Indies Women the crucial win.The result sparked scenes of jubilation across the outfield as the remainder of the women’s team, along with members of the men’s team, ran on to the ground to celebrate.ELATED TAYLOR”I am (on top of the world). I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” an elated Taylor said afterwards.”I think it has actually come at the right time because we’ve played some fantastic cricket today. We didn’t get the start that we wanted with the ball, but I think the batting gave us the edge.”Matthews, who struck six fours and three sixes to post her maiden T20 International half-century, was voted Player of the Match, while Taylor was adjudged Player of the Tournament for her 246 runs overall.Earlier, Australia Women captain Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani both struck 52 to get the title favourites up to 148 for five off their 20 overs, after opting to bat first.Alyssa Healy fell cheaply for four at 15 for one in the second over when she tapped a low return catch to off-spinner Matthews, but Lanning and Villani put on 77 for the second wicket to rally the innings.Lanning faced 49 balls and gathered eight fours, while opener Villani counted nine fours in her 37-ball innings.”We probably did not get the result that we wanted, but congratulations to West Indies for the way they batted,” Lanning said. “We felt we were a little short, 160 would have been nice. But if we had bowled well we would have defended.”last_img read more

Jan
18

Redskins lose Smith for season to broken leg; Mariota hurt

first_imgWashington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith, bottom, reacts after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith’s season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the third quarter and will require surgery. The veteran quarterback’s leg turned the wrong way, much the way Theismann’s did when he was sacked by Lawrence Taylor on a Monday night game in 1985. Theismann’s injury ended his career.ADVERTISEMENT “I know it was very painful for him and heartbreaking for a lot of people,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “He’s a great guy and hard worker and one of the key leaders on this football team. These things happen in pro football, unfortunately. Just hate to see them happen with a guy like Alex.”Theismann attended the game and said he turned away after Smith went down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It brought back vivid memories,” Theismann said.Smith wasn’t the only quarterback hurt during Sunday’s early games. The Titans lost quarterback Marcus Mariota in the final minute of the first half of their blowout loss to the Colts when he reinjured his right elbow. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 award LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jaguars right guard A.J. Cann injured a hamstring in Jacksonville’s loss to the Steelers.The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were banged up even more as they were humiliated by the Saints. Center Jason Kelce hurt his elbow in the first quarter, safety Avonte Maddox left early with a knee injury, defensive back Rasul Douglas had to be helped off the field with a left leg injury and long snapper Rick Lovato was evaluated for a concussion.For the Saints, right guard Larry Watford left in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.The Los Angeles Chargers lost defensive tackle Corey Liuget to a knee injury during the second quarter of their loss to the Broncos, and coach Anthony Lynn said after the game that the eighth-year player might miss the rest of the season. Denver wide receiver DeSean Hamilton hurt a knee in the second quarter, and cornerback Bradley Robey was evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.Brandon LaFell had a touchdown catch for the Raiders before he left in the second half of their win over the Cardinals with an Achilles tendon injury. Oakland cornerback Leon Hall hurt his back.Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon left in the second half with a chest injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Texans lost both of their starting guards against Washington — Zach Fulton to a shoulder injury on the first drive and Senio Kelemete to an ankle injury in the second quarter. For the Redskins, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was evaluated for a concussion but returned.The Detroit Lions also suffered a blow on offense when rookie running back Kerryon Johnson hurt his left knee against the Carolina Panthers. He left in the third quarter and didn’t return after running for 87 yards on 15 carries.Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered an apparent ankle injury against the Lions. He left briefly in the third quarter but returned.Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, who’s had ankle issues lately, limped off the field twice against the Bengals.In the Giants’ win over the Buccaneers, New York defensive lineman Kerry Wynn left in the second half with a concussion. Tampa Bay tight end O.J. Howard left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.ADVERTISEMENT Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals titlelast_img read more

Jan
12

Linden students graduate from Heritage Awareness programme

first_imgOver 40 students between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, who hail from the community of Linden and attend any of five primary schools around Linden, have received training from the National Trust of Guyana through its Heritage Initiative.During the course of the 5-day programme, participants were involved in the construction of models of national sites, quizzes, and a tour of the local heritage sites.Some of the participants of the programmeChief Executive Officer of the National Trust, Nirvana Persaud-Chandernauth, in her address to the students, said that while the programme is in its 8th year, it is the first to be held in Linden.“This is our first programme in Linden. So you are the lucky ones, who can safely say you’re the first to experience this particular heritage hands-on programme”, Persaud- Chandernauth said. She added that the programme is about sharing knowledge on history, and she encouraged the students to share what they have learned with others.“You now are the ones we expect to pass the knowledge on to your siblings and to your brothers and sisters, your cousins, your friends at school… Pass the knowledge on about what you’ve learnt, about how much you’ve learnt about your heritage, Linden’s heritage, and where you came from”, she encouraged.The institution recently held its eighth annual Children’s Awareness Heritage Awareness programme graduation ceremony at the Mackenzie Primary School, where the students all received certificates and a copy of the Linden Heritage Trail publication.The programme has been sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.last_img read more

Jan
12

Harmon questions Jagdeo’s immunity

first_img… says presidential immunity likely for constitutional reformThe immunity granted to former Presidents is an issue that could be examined in constitutional reform, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Friday. He was at the time responding to questions about the stance taken by former President Bharrat Jagdeo after he was taken in for questioning by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Tuesday, on his acquisition of his Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara (ECD) property, in what is commonly referred to as Pradoville 2’.Former President and now Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, speaking with the media on Tuesday last following his arrest and releaseHarmon’s apparent threat comes mere hours after President David Granger was apologetic about the way in which the Guyana Police Force treated the former President in the matter.After being arrested on Tuesday last, Jagdeo when questioned about decisions he took while being a sitting President, told investigators that he was covered by immunity as a former President of Guyana and could not answer their questions.But Harmon said while the Constitution is very clear about immunity about a sitting President taking certain steps while in office, it is possible that the issue could be brought up in the constitutional reform process.According to Harmon, the Constitution can be looked at in a certain way as the article gives immunity to the President while he is in office. He said the situation in Guyana has become so different that the anticipation of the framers of the Constitution was that a President, once he leaves office, would lead a quiet life.“But the situation in Guyana is totally different. You have people who have been in office and are now in the National Assembly. So how can you now claim those immunities while you are actively involved in day to day politics”? It is the same problem you have with a former President who writes almost every day in the newspapers and say things that need to be dealt with. Usually a President is given certain levels of courtesies, but if, by their actions after they leave office, they descend in the arena, then you will have to be dealt with by the persons in the arena,” Harmon told the media at his weekly post-Cabinet briefing.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials have been accused of knowingly acquiring state lands at costs that were below market value, while their government held office.Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said the action has nothing to do with fighting corruption but rather about instilling fear and intimidating in those who resist policies of the coalition Administration.He had explained that ahead of his interrogation, he asked the agents whether he was being questioned in his private capacity or his official capacity as his actions as President are immune.“I asked if they are asking questions in my private capacity or official capacity because in doing that you are going to breach the veil of immunity that I have for official acts and that will have far reaching consequences in this country,” he stated. The Opposition Leader said he declined to answer questions posed to him in his private capacity. He disclosed that questions were relating to the audit reports’ findings on the Pradoville 2 transaction, NICIL and NCN operations.Jagdeo anticipates that charges will be laid, given Government’s “agenda”, but assured that the charges will be challenged in the courts. The Opposition leader said he strongly believes the unprecedented actions taken by SOCU are politically motivated and meant to silence the vociferous voices against the wrongdoings of the coalition.But Minister Harmon said Government’s position remains the same – that SOCU is an arm of the Guyana Police Force and it is a Police investigation and “we will not interfere with the Police investigation”.Harmon said the Police Officers involved in the investigation are equipped to deal with the issues that will arise.“The questions of immunity will be determined at the appropriate time. Whether immunity exists or whether it is covered by the offence that has been committed. This is the kind of additional advice and training Police are receiving,” Harmon said.Article 182 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana states, “…the holder of the office of President shall not be personally answerable to any court for the performance of the functions of his office or for any act done in the performance of those functions and no proceedings, whether criminal or civil, shall be instituted against him in his personal capacity in respect thereof either during his term of office or thereafter.”last_img read more

Jan
12

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Dec
30

Furious Arsene Wenger slams referee Mike Dean

first_imgArsene Wenger has slammed the performance of referee Mike Dean following Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.The Gunners had Gabriel sent off for a tangle with Diego Costa, while Santi Cazorla was dismissed for two bookable offences.And Wenger was fuming with the official, who he felt had a huge impact on the outcome at Stamford Bridge, especially as Costa could have been red carded prior to the Gabriel incident for clashing with Laurent Koscielny.Asked how he felt about the game, the Frenchman replied: “It’s very frustrating and you’re angry because you feel Mike Dean played a big part in the game.“To leave Diego Costa on the pitch is, for me, unacceptable. If you look back at the pictures again it’s quite appalling.“I believe he uses the naivety of the referee and on our side we were guilty to respond. We have to keep our calm and not respond at all. I didn’t understand Mike Dean at all today.“Players learn to use the crowd at home, they go down and make a lot of it and some referees [fall for it]. At least Mike Dean can’t be excused for his lack of experience.But Wenger did concede Gabriel was foolish for letting Costa irritate him.He added: “It was indiscipline and naivety from Gabriel. He shouldn’t have responded at all.”last_img read more

Dec
27

Harps Under 17s go down to Dundalk

first_imgA Jack O’Keefe hat-trick helped give Dundalk a 3-1 win over the Finn Harps U17s at Oriel Park in the FAI National League earlier this afternoon.The result makes it a little more difficult now for Declan Boyle’s side to secure a top four place in order to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. However, Harps are still very much in contention to progress with games coming up against St. Patrick’s Athletic and Longford Town.Dundalk led 2-0 at the break with O’Keefe putting the hosts in front on 20 minutes and just past the half-hour mark the same player made it 2-0 from the penalty spot. Shane Blaney gave the visitors a lifeline when he converted a 58th minute penalty. However, it was O’Keefe who had final say completing his hat-trick with two minutes of normal time remaining.Harps Under 17s go down to Dundalk was last modified: August 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

Dec
21

Garda appeal after woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash

first_imgGardaí have launched an appeal for information following Saturday’s serious motorcycle collision in Burt.A 27-year-old woman is currently being treated for serious injuries in Beaumont Hospital as a result of the crash.The woman was the passenger of a motorcycle which crashed at around 3.30pm on Saturday 13th July at Moness, Burt. The driver, a 33-year-old man, was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.No other vechicles were involved in the collision.Gardaí in Burnfoot are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward, particularly any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage.Anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320547 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.   Garda appeal after woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Dec
21

Could Colin Kaepernick join the Raiders? His attorney is dropping hints

first_imgDuring a recent walk-and-talk with TMZ, it was more like the whiff of a whisper of a possibility of a hint.“This is what I’m going to predict,” Mark Geragos said when asked if Kaepernick would ever be … YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)Colin Kaepernick’s attorney is back doing what he does best — dropping hints regarding the future of his high-profile client.last_img read more

Dec
18

Massive funding injection for Square Kilometre Array

first_imgAn artist’s rendition of the 15-metre-wide SKA dish arrays at night, all pointing towards the same section of sky. Using a technique known as interferometry they will be able to combine their data to create an image which would be the same size as one produced by a a much larger single-aperture instrument. Click image for a larger view. (Image: SKA Organisation) • William Garnier Communications and outreach managerSKA Organisation +44 (0) 161 306 9613 w.garnier@skatelescope.org • SKA will change the way we listen to the universe • South African research funding fourth-highest in the world • Nelson Mandela science school – a promise fulfilled • Bloemfontein becomes city of stars • Cosmic proof of comet strike on EarthJanine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Square Kilometre Array project has received a major funding boost, with today’s announcement by the UK minister of science, David Willetts, of a €120-million (R1.8-billion) injection into the project.The multi-nation Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the world’s next big science project, a radio telescope that will probe the universe and answer questions about dark matter, black holes, gravity, energy particles and the formation of stars and galaxies. It’s to be built in South Africa and Australia, with South Africa and its eight partners on the continent hosting two-thirds of the technology and Australia the remaining third. The SKA will exceed the image resolution quality of the Hubble Space Telescope by a factor of 50, and will be able to image huge areas of sky in parallel.The SKA is likely to have a massive effect on both South Africa and Africa’s regional development in the human, scientific and engineering fields. The South African government has already pledged R2-billion for the construction of the country’s SKA precursor, the MeerKAT radio telescope.The funding model for the instrument was still being negotiated at international level, said South Africa’s minister of science Derek Hanekom in October 2013, but the UK announcement has secured a large portion of the phase one construction budget, capped at €650-million (R9.7-billion). This brings the project that much closer to realisation.“This is solid proof that the project is now really under way,” said Prof Phil Diamond, director-general of the Manchester-based SKA Organisation. “With such a major investment secured, there is no stopping it.”Sub-Saharan Africa leading the way in scienceWilletts was in South Africa in September and paid a visit to the site of South Africa’s portion of the SKA, located in a dedicated radio-quiet astronomy reserve in the Northern Cape.“It’s very exciting to see sub-Saharan Africa leading what is going to be one of the big science experiments of the next decade,” he said at the time. “It’s going to be a great boost for science in South Africa and across the continent.”While in South Africa, Willetts and his South African counterpart Hanekom signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration between scientists in the two countries.The two ministers pledged their support for an initiative called the Scientific Seminar Scheme. Funded equally by both ministries, this programme will comprise a series of conferences and seminars that will bring together groups of early- to mid-career scientists from South Africa and the UK.Three-year design phaseConstruction phase one of the SKA is set to start in 2018 and will involve the incorporation of Australia’s precursor, the Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, and the 64-dish MeerKAT into the SKA. MeerKAT foundations were completed in mid-February and towards the end of March SKA South Africa will unveil the first dish of the array. The telescope is expected to be fully operational by 2016.The final design phase started in November 2013. Eight South African companies and two universities are participating in this pre-construction phase, which runs until 2016. They are part of a larger group of 350 scientists from 100 organisations from the public, private and industrial sectors in some 20 countries around the globe, who are working on the design of the telescope architecture and the requirements for all the sub-systems.“Where we are will be the centre of the biggest science infrastructure in the world in a decade or so,” said Prof Justin Jonas, associate director for science and engineering at SKA South Africa. “Africa has already become a big hub for science.”last_img read more