Gayle, Bravo cameos in vain

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 stars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo reeled off cameos but failed to prevent Melbourne Renegades from slumping to a three-wicket defeat to Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League yesterday.Playing at Docklands Stadium, the hosts piled up 172 for four off their 20 overs, but Sixers chased down the target with seven balls to spare, to condemn Renegades to their first loss of the campaign.Sent in, Renegades were powered by a top score of 46 from Gayle and an equally thrilling unbeaten 45 from Bravo, with Tom Beaton chipping in with a breezy 41 not out at the death.Renegades lost captain Aaron Finch for 13 with the score on 18 for one at the end of the third over, but Gayle combined with Cameron White (15) in a second wicket stand of 56 to inspire the innings. The left-handed Gayle faced 33 deliveries and smashed three fours and three sixes.White fell in the 10th over at 74 for two and Gayle followed in the next over from South African off-spinner Johan Botha, holing out to deep midwicket.When Matthew Wade fell for four at 94 for four in the 14th over, Renegades were fading quickly, but Bravo arrived to lift the innings with a superb knock.The right-hander counted three fours and two sixes off a mere 29 balls, adding 78 in an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Beaton, who thumped two fours and two sixes off 23 deliveries.In reply, opener Michael Lumb hammered 63 off 35 balls with four fours and five sixes, while Moises Henriques struck 62 off 38 balls to propel Sixers.Bravo proved economical with only 22 runs coming from his three overs and five balls, while Gayle’s one over cost 14 runs. Both bowlers went wicketless.In Hobart on Tuesday, Darren Sammy’s Hobart Hurricanes scored a 20-run win over Brisbane Heat, featuring Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons.In a contest at Bellerive Oval, Hurricanes piled up 184 for three off their 20 overs with opener Tim Paine hitting an unbeaten 87. Leg-spinner Badree went wicketless in four overs that cost 37 runs.In reply, Heat were limited to 164 for eight, with Simmons striking a four and a six in scoring 16 from 17 deliveries at the top of the order. Sammy’s one over cost 10 runs.last_img read more

Storm Leaves Several Homeless in Nimba

first_imgTorrential rains followed by a heavy storm left several families homeless in Yao Lepula town, Nimba County. Most of the victims had to seek refuge in their villages or farms.The tropical storm destroyed about 125 houses, including a school and left over 500 persons without homes in the town which is situated in north-eastern Nimba County.One of the community school buildings was hard hit, compelling the school administration to close down indefinitely.The Principal of Nuahn Public school, Mr Dickson Nuahn, told this newspaper that most of their textbooks as well as other instructional materials were damaged by the storm.“Our school’s roof was taken away by the storm, leaving all our textbooks as well as other instructional materials exposed to the rain,” said Nuahn.“Even as we speak most of the citizens of this town are now living in their villages or on their farms owing to the disaster.”Although, there was no casualty reported, the tropical storm trashed several roofs, broke down homes and damaged buildings, both old and new.During a tour of the scene, survivors could be seen huddled in makeshift shelters. Most of the houses destroyed were said to have been built in the ‘50s and ‘60s with zinc.Some were stick houses roofed with zinc, while others were brick houses.Ma Helena Mulbah, a resident of Lepula said, “Presently we are sleeping on our farms since our houses were damaged during the storm.” Yao Lepula is located in Buu – Yao Administrative District in Nimba County situated near the border with Ivory Coast. It is one of the biggest towns in the district with about 3000 residents.There are two schools in the town; a public and a community school, but the storm destroyed the community school, forcing it to be partially closed down.“We are currently faced with major challenges during this farming season,” said Town Chief Gaye Nuahn.“Our citizens whose homes got destroyed are caught between two situations; their homes were destroyed and at the same time, they are engaged in farming.”“We need help to rebuild our broken structures and also carry on our farming,” he pleaded.Nimba County experiences storms every year, especially during the months of March and April. In April 2007, a major storm damaged several homes in Ganta.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cosmetologist jailed for cocaine found in roof

first_img…fined $14MA 50-year-old cosmetologist, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Monday afternoon sentenced to four years in prison and fined over $14 million after five kilograms of cocaine was found hidden in her roof.Nickela Craig Singh appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and admitted ownership of the cocaine found in the roof of her home.Nickela Craig SinghSingh pleaded guilty with explanation when the charge was read to her. The charge stated that on January 19, 2018 at Lot 237 Bretain Street, Soesdyke Public Road, she had in her possession 5.196 kg of cocaine.According to the defendant, the cocaine was given to her to keep by her brother Junior Owen Singh.She explained that when the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks showed up at her home on the day in question, she admitted that she was the owner of the said cocaine and even implicated others as a result of being confused.However, CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford revealed to the court that on the day in question, officers from the anti-drug agency were conducting a raid at Soesdyke when they gained information which led them to the defendant’s home.Upon their arrival there, Singh was the lone occupant of the house. When questioned, she reportedly admitted to having the illicit drug stashed in her roof and even led the ranks to same.The cocaine found in Singh’s homeShe further signed a written statement of her confession in which she implicated her brother.As such, she was taken to the CANU Headquarters where she was charged with the said offence.Her attorney, Everton Lammy-Singh, implored the court to show mercy to his client as she did not waste the court’s time.However, Chief Magistrate McLennan sentenced her to spend the next four years in prison and fined her $14, 029,200 which is three times the street value of the drug found.Junior Owen Singh is currently in CANU’s custody and is expected to be charged shortly. A large quantity of foreign and local currencies was also found during the raid. Three of his vehicles, including an Escalade and an Infinity motor car, were seized along with three illegal firearms.last_img read more

Women in Mining – Deian Gordon’s story

first_imgThe gold and diamond mining industry, over the years, has contributed significantly to the sustenance of many families. However, it takes lots of hard labour, long hours and courage to keep pursuing some of the nature’s most precious minerals buried below.Deian’s GordonDeian Gordon is one of the few female miners in the sector. She is also an Executive Member of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO), and as such, she understands the struggle.Prior to taking up a career in gold mining, Gordon was engaged in street vending. She has initially visited the interior only to understand how minerals were extracted from the earth. That visit would evolve into her becoming involved in the mining business.As a woman in mining, she has found it to be very challenging and now she is a reservoir of good and bad experiences in the sector.In a male-dominated field, Gordon has managed to rack up some 22 years in the sector, but it takes strength and courage to keep persevering.“You have to be strong to work with the men – spirit, mind and body; you have to be able to stand up and demand that this is your job, you have workers, you have to respect, even though you is a female, they have to respect that they working with you,” she explained.Growing up with 11 brothers had taught her a great lot. On this note, she said being among the boys created the advantage she has working in a man’s field.As a woman in mining, she has learnt that one has to be calm, in the eventuality a situation arises. “Like when they get a dispute in the backdam, like in your camp, you have a dispute with another worker, if you can’t go and make a peace or try and get it down, it will lead to that (chopping up)”.She explained that there were times when large investments were made in the mining operation with very little return and then, there were times when the rewards were bountiful; however, a saying often quoted by miners, “Dutty battam dark” – meaning you invest but remain unsure of what returns would be generated although you remain hopeful – reflected the reality of the mining life.The GWMO, along with a brother, has assisted in coaching Gordon in the mining field. Through the Organisation, she has been able to attend many training programmes, especially in the area of sustainable practices.Working in the mining industry is totally different from most sectors, she explained, “…because for me, my work starts at 5, sometimes you does gotta get up from 2-3 (am) pumping water and so out of the pit. So, you close off at 6 (pm) and depends on how the sun goes, you could go up to 7 (pm)…so it ain’t get a factor really like a 7-4 work….”The GWMO executive said she was taught about the rules that govern the mining industry through the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and Women Miners Organisation, and as such, abide by those rules.She also engages in sustainable working practices. After mining is completed in an area, trees are often replanted by her workers.All dredge owners, Gordon encouraged, should always have another business to assist in the steady flow of income owing to the unpredictability of the mining sector.Additionally, being away from family is challenging. Gordon enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with friends, to “ease the brains” as she puts it.last_img read more

Huskies win on the road against Fairview Flyers

first_imgFAIRVIEW, A.B. – The Huskies had a great battle on the road on Friday as they visited the Fairview Flyers.In period one, it was a tough start for the pups as the Flyers scored their first goal at 1:02 into the game.The scoring on the Huskies did not stop as, at 9:45 into the period, the Flyers made another goal, making it 2-0 over the Huskies.- Advertisement -Then at 9:24 left in the frame, Fairview would make it a 3-0 over the pups.In the second period, things started to turn around for the Huskies as at 3:19 into the period, Gary Loewen shot one into the net with an assist by Oscar Burgess making the score 3-1.At 6:52 into the frame, Brady Marzocco fired the puck into the net with a feed from Chase Gregory, closening the score 3-2.Advertisement The Flyers put up a battle as they scored two more points on the Huskies, making the score 5-2.Then with 5:57 left in the period, Brady Marzocco would make another goal on the Flyers with an assist by Jared Winkel, putting the score at 5-3.With 3:52 left on the clock, Brady Marzocco and Jared Winkel were on fire as they netted another goal, trailing one point behind the Flyers at 5-4.In period three, the Flyers scored a goal at 1:44 into the period making it a 6-4 lead over the Huskies.Advertisement Up next, the Huskies will be at home tonight (Saturday) as they host the JDA Kings at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.center_img But the Huskies were not beat as Jared Loewen scored a point with an assist from Brady Marzocco in a power play situation at 7:54 into the frame, once again closening the score 6-5.Then 15 seconds later, still during the power play, Aiden Craig-Steele scored one with a feed from Jared Loewen and Jared Winkel tying the score at six apiece.The tie would remain for some time until, with 1:23 left in the game, Jared Winkel shot one into the net making it a 7-6 lead for the Huskies. Aiden Tegart and Brady Marzocco made the assist with that goal.Then with 48 seconds left, Gary Loewen would score one with an assist by Aiden Tegart strengthening the lead 8-6.But the Huskies were not done scoring as at 32 seconds left, Jaydin Piket made a goal with an assist by Dawson Phillips making the final score 9-6 for the Huskies.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gerrard, other scouts to watch Gor v Everton

first_img“I am a part of the League Managers Association (LMA) and basically what I have done through the LMA is send out an email request that as many football coaches can come watch our game against Everton not just because it’s a prestigious game for Gor but also gives a chance for a club to identify the talent we have,” the tactician who has played for Leeds United said.He added; “Hopefully even if nobody signs, it gives other clubs a chance to see what Kenyan clubs are about, and maybe a Scottish or English club can come and support Gor Mahia in the future.”Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam as Gor played Everton FC in a friendly match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Scottish tactician went on to confirm that Gerrard and McAllister have confirmed they will be in Merseyside for the game.Kerr has insisted that he will ensure his side makes amends for their 2-1 loss in Dar es Salaam last year where the record Kenyan champions fell by a 2-1 margin with Wayne Rooney hitting a worldie on his return to the club after a 12-year stint with Manchester United.The match was Kerr’s first in charge for Gor, coming less than five days after he was appointed at the helm of the club.“They beat us here I want to beat them there. Going there, I want to give everyone an opportunity to play; it’s a dream come true but also we have to go there and give a good account of ourselves. It’s a huge chance for the players to play in a Premier League pitch and I have told them that,” the tactician added.Meanwhile, striker Jacques Tuyisenge who scored the lone goal in the 2-1 defeat in Dar says he is charged to go and score again, but this time confident the goal might reflect for a win.“It was really great because those are world class defenders and scoring a goal against them is something huge. As a striker, that is my work and I want to go there and score as well. Apart from that I want us as a team to win. It will be historic,” The Rwandese international said.Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge scores against Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg in a friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, SportPesa Chief marketing Officer Kelvin Twissa is confident that Gor will represent not only Kenya, but the region well, expressing optimism they can beat the Merseyside club.“Our partnership with both Gor Mahia and Everton has always been about firsts. This is the first time an East African club I splaying in an English premier League ground and we feel excited and honored to do this,” Twisa said.He added; “We hope to do again. It gives unique exposure to Gor and also, you can be the king of your own jungle but it is interesting to be taken out of your comfort zone to see how well you can perform.”The team is expected to jet out of the country on November 2, four days to the game. This will be just two weeks after winding up their Kenyan premier League campaign.With the league title already wrapped with six matches left before the season ends, Gor boss Kerr says the motivation for the players will be that Everton trip.“If you want to go to Everton, show me that you want to by performing on the pitch. I will only select players who will give their best in these six games. That is the motivation,” the tactician said.Meanwhile, Kerr says he is trying to organize a friendly match with at least one Championship side after their Everton game.“I am trying to organize a friendly after we play Everton at a Championship or Premier League ground. The top clubs will be out for Champions League but hopefully we can convince a few people that we are worth their time and agree to play,” the tactician said.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo attempts to take on Everton right back Jonjoe Kenny in a pre-season friendly match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 12 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has disclosed that former Liverpool players Garry McAllister and Steven Gerrard will be present to watch his side take on Everton in a friendly match at Goodison Park on the 6th of November.Gerrard is the current coach of Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Rangers and according to Kerr, he will not be the only high-profile coach from the greater United Kingdom present at Goodison Park to watch the historic friendly.last_img read more

Valencia duo has a perfect ending

first_img “It’s a privilege (to be on this team) and to play (with Kristin),” Palmera said. “We worked hard and we deserved everything we got.” In a year when three Valencia teams reached division finals, the appearance by the girls’ tennis team was perhaps the greatest accomplishment, with Anderson and Palmera at the forefront of the history-making season by winning 13 of 15 sets in the playoffs. “(Kristin and Monique) were one of the main reasons we did so well,” Cassie Strange said. “Without them, we would’ve never made it as far in the playoffs.” Following their last set against Brentwood in the championship match, Anderson and Palmera engaged in a long embrace, knowing it would be the last time they graced the court together. Although Anderson’s appearance at the Claremont Club was her last as a competitive tennis player, Palmera still has a year left to create new memories with a new partner. Both players know it’ll be hard to top what they acheieved this season. “I take a lot of satisfaction in what we accomplished,” Anderson said. “I don’t think my disappointment had anything to do with us losing (in the final). It was more about knowing that was the last time I would play, especially with Monique.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Many high school tennis players make a name for themselves by being fixtures on the United States Tennis Association junior tournament circuit. Valencia High had the luxury of boasting two such individuals in their lineup for the past three years in twin sisters Alexa and Cassie Strange. Others reach an elite level by developing skills on their school’s courts, devoting hours to training and practicing with their teammates with the hopes of becoming a champion. For Kristin Anderson and Monique Palmera, their hard work translated into one of the best seasons by a tandem in Foothill League history, securing their status as All-Area first-team selections and the top doubles team in the Santa Clarita Valley. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I think (our results) are going to be really influential, especially for our JV players who are coming up through the program,” said Anderson, a senior and three-year varsity player. “We were able to accomplish something really special and I hope it keeps going on that way.” Anderson and Palmera, a junior, accumulated more set victories than any singles athlete or doubles team in the area, winning 78 out of 86, including a 38-0 record against league opponents. They capped their perfect run through league with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over teammates Carissa Eisler and Alessandra Horii in the final, and became one of only four area teams to reach at least the third round of the Southern Section doubles tournament. Not bad for two individuals who stood on opposite sides of the net at last year’s league tournament taking their best shots at one another in the third-place doubles match. Anderson and Palmera complemented a consistent baseline attack with one of the area’s top net games, helping Valencia to a program-best 21-3 record and the school’s first trip to the Div. III final, in which the Vikings lost 10-8. last_img read more

Warriors have encouraging news on Steph Curry’s finger injury

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Things appeared normal as Stephen Curry swished most of the shots he took.Well, except for one thing. During his shooting workout at the end of Thursday’s practice, Curry still had tape around his recently dislocated middle finger on his left hand. Though Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry practiced on Thursday without any restrictions, it appears …last_img

Saturn Rings: F is for Flamboyant

first_imgThe Cassini spacecraft just started its extended mission on July 1.  Among its many achievements during the four-year prime mission (2004-2008) was the elucidation of complex processes occurring in Saturn’s rings.  One ring in particular, the thin outlying F-ring, attracted particular interest.  Voyager scientists from the early 1980s could hardly believe their eyes when separate strands of this narrow ring appeared to braid around each other.  Thanks to Cassini, a little more is known now, but the discoveries are no less surprising.    A press release from JPL last month announced the discovery of collisions within the F-ring.  These collisions, on the order of 30 meters per second, create some of the flamboyant features seen by the cameras: rapid perturbations, spurs, grooves, gouges and fan-like structures that vary rapidly.  “Large scale collisions happen in Saturn’s F ring almost daily,” said one of the authors of the paper in Nature,1 “making it a unique place to study.  We can now say that these collisions are responsible for the changing features we observe there.”  Interactions with the two shepherd moons, particularly Prometheus (the larger and nearer one) also perturb the ringlets.  Prometheus both incites violence in the embedded moonlets, causing them to collide more frequently, and it gets struck itself during its periodic close passages of the ring.    One detail strangely omitted from the reports is an estimation of how long these processes could continue.  Carl Murray said that “Saturn’s F ring is perhaps the most unusual and dynamic ring in the solar system; it has multiple structures with features changing on a variety of timescales from hours to years.”  But for a ring undergoing almost daily collisions of its constituent moonlets, could this ephemeral ring last for billions of years?  No one in the popular reports was asking the question.    The original paper, however, noted that these processes could not last for long.  “It is difficult to understand how the observed ~1 km-wide ring component seen in some of the highest resolution images can survive in such a chaotic environment,” they said.  “Nonetheless, the evidence suggests not only that it does, but also that it even maintains enough integrity to precess uniformly; the only obvious mechanisms to prevent its destruction are self-gravity and collisions.”  They left to future researchers the need to make progress in understanding how self-gravity might work.    The authors placed an upper limit for the origin of the ring at a million years – a tiny fraction of the assumed 4.5-billion-year age of the solar system (and of Saturn itself).  To save the age of the system, they either had to presume a moon broke up in the vicinity of the F-ring a million years ago, or that the F-ring is balanced between forces of accretion and disruption.  The latter suggestion, however, does not take into account the brightness of the ephemeral ring (which would have been darkened by dust pollution), nor other disruptive processes, such as external bombardment and sunlight pressure, that would also erode the ring over time.    Space.com printed a review of the surprises Cassini found at Saturn over the last four years.1.  Murray et al, “The determination of the structure of Saturn’s F ring by nearby moonlets,” Nature 453, 739-744 (5 June 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature06999.Great.  Now we can add another evidence that the consensus age of the solar system is vastly overdrawn (see also last month’s admission about Enceladus, 06/19/2008).  You will notice that the scientists have to keep adding ad-hoc “rescuing devices” to their paradigm in order to maintain the 4.5-billion-year figure.  Multiplying rescuing devices makes a theory look bad.  The straightforward interpretation is that the rings are not so old.  Thank you, Cassini, for adding impetus toward another scientific revolution.  Keeps gurus honest.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Man killed, two injured as vehicle plunges into gorge in J-K

first_imgA car today skidded off a road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, killing a 23-year-old man and injuring two others, a police officer said. The incident took place around 4.30 a.m. when Arvind Singh, a teacher, was travelling from Kishtwar to Doda in the car along with Rajinder Parihar (60) and his son Amit Parihar (25), the officer said. Singh lost control over his car while negotiating a sharp curve near Sui Gwari in Bhadarwah, Deputy Superintendent of Police Iftkhar Ahmad said. They were rescued by army personnel and rushed to the district hospital, where Singh was declared brought dead, Ahmad said, adding the injured were undergoing treatment.last_img