WI hunt second win at T20 World Cup

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC):West Indies will look to separate themselves from the crowd while taking a giant step towards the next round when they clash with Sri Lanka in their second game of the Twenty20 World Cup today. The match starts at 9 a.m. Jamaica time.They lead Group 1 following their convincing six-wicket victory over England in Mumbai last Wednesday, but are on two points along with Sri Lanka and England, who are second and third, respectively, based on net run rate.However, fully aware that another win would put the Caribbean side further out front, captain Darren Sammy said there would be no letting up in the intensity with which they planned to approach the contest at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.”Tomorrow’s game becomes very, very important for us especially with the way the group is turning out,” Sammy warned.”Before we came here, when we looked at the schedule, the coach did mention that every game should be played like a final, and tomorrow’s no different. We have played Sri Lanka in a final before, we lost to them twice in the semis, so it is very important in the context of how the group is turning out.”Hopefully, we can keep on winning because that’s what we’re in the tournament here to do. Like I’ve said many times, once we do what we know we can do – and you saw it against England – [we will be successful].”West Indies are riding on the momentum from their emphatic win over England, when they chased down 183 to win with 11 balls to spare at the Wankhede Stadium.The victory was led by superstar opener Chris Gayle, who struck an unbeaten even century to become the first player to reach triple figures twice in T20 World Cup history.”Our bowlers did what we had to do and then our batters, led by Chris, chased it down very well. Today, another venue, good wicket, hopefully we can have another exciting match, but we come out victorious.”Today’s venue is the home of Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore, whose batting is spearheaded by Gayle.last_img read more

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McGrady, Lobo, Self and McGraw headline Hall of Fame class

first_imgPau Gasol becomes career scoring leader in EuroBasket He went to the podium during his induction pumping his fists in the air as the crowd chanted “T-Mac,” then celebrated his 15 years in the league.“On this day, I can finally say, ’Yes I deserve to be here,’” said McGrady, who played for seven teams, starring with Toronto, Orlando and Houston. “I am truly humbled. I’m grateful and proud to be in the class of 2017.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMcGrady was among 11 basketball greats enshrined Friday night.The class also includes former ABA and NBA star George McGinnis, former UConn and WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, Kansas men’s coach Bill Self, Notre Dame women’s coach Muffet McGraw, former Texas high school coach Robert Hughes, former Harlem Globetrotters player and now owner Mannie Jackson, NCAA administrator Tom Jernstedt and former European star Nick Galis. LATEST STORIES “I didn’t know three of four of these people very well at all before, but the contributions they’ve made are so impressive,” he said. “Hopefully now, more people will understand that and reach out and learn more about them.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tracy McGrady raises his fists as he takes the stage for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA scoring champion who played for seven NBA teams in his 16-season pro career. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Tracy McGrady says his wife, Clerenda, has been trying to get him to say that he deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time league scoring champion couldn’t bring himself to do that, until Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 End of his agony? 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Just seeing cars under water and you don’t know if people are in there — it’s real,” he told reporters. “I’m being as vocal and proactive as I can.”Other inductees were vocal about other issues Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jackson talked about being born in a box car in Missouri and rising to become a player and later a successful business executive and owner of the Globetrotters. His was the most political speech of the night, calling for unity in a divided nation, saying he does not believe the country can endure if it does not cast indifference, hatred and bigotry aside.“If basketball can be a showcase for non-discrimination, for integration, for performance-based emotions, why can’t we do that over in every part of our society?” he asked.Lobo and McGraw celebrated the growth of women’s basketball. McGraw became just the sixth women’s coach to be enshrined.“I’m grateful for Title IX and the opportunities that it’s given to women like me, who dreamed of a future where we could do the same job as a man, where playing a game could lead to a 40-year career,” she said.Lobo told a story about when her oldest daughter, Siobhan, was 5 years old and saw her father watching a UConn men’s game. She said to him, “I didn’t know boys play basketball too.”Self, 54, told The Associated Press he feels a little uncomfortable being enshrined in the middle of his career, which includes nine 30-win seasons and an NCAA championship in 2008“I hope it doesn’t mean that I’m on my last leg yet,” he said. “I think this will be motivation to try and validate it, always. I’ll work harder now that ever to validate being thought of with these other fraternity members.”Self spent part of his speech listing the Kansas basketball coaching greats in the Hall of Fame.“James Naismith, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams and me; what is wrong with that picture?” he joked.Jernstedt, credited with overseeing the growth of the Division I men’s tournament and the creation of the women’s tournament, acknowledged to reporters that his class doesn’t include a superstar name like Michael Jordan or Shaquille O’Neal, but said he is impressed with what this class has meant to the sport. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning startlast_img read more

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Teen hospitalised after being shot in face

first_imgNineteen-year-old Anzan Ledoux was shot to his face on Saturday at about 21:15h while trying to fight off two men who had reportedly attempted to rob his family at their Good Hope, East Coast Demerara residence. He is presently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where his condition is being monitored.Ledoux’s mother, Gangadai Jairam, disclosed on Monday that family members were hanging out with some friends at her home when they observed two suspicious looking men approaching on a motorcycle.“We see a bike coming from the street end so. The bike pass and they look at us and they ride away… It go up the street, and whilst going up de street, one of them turn back and see if we looking or what, and then they go around. In two minutes or so they reach round,” she recalled.She said they noticed the men approaching with full speed, and suspecting that something was amiss, the family members and friends rushed to get inside herThe wounded 19-year-old Anzan Ledouxyard.“Me and meh son try fuh push them in (through the gate). My daughter plus the lil one is four years — the neighbour grandson, he was four years — trying to come in too,” Jairam detailed.According to her, after realising that the family was suspicious of them, the pillion rider hopped off the bike and attacked her son at the gate as he was trying to close it.Jairam said her son struck the man’s hand in an attempt to prevent him from opening the gate, and the angry man then pulled out a gun and fired a round at her son. Despite her son’s attempts to prevent being hit, the bullet struck him to his face and passed through his right ear.The shot elicited screams from the entire family as they rushed to the young man’s assistance while the gunman and his accomplice made good their escape.Ledoux was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and several brain scans. He remains a patient at the GPHC, where his condition is presently being monitored.Jairam said she fears her son might not be able to hear again through the affected ear, because of the severity of the injuries sustained.A report was made to the Vigilance Police Station, where CCTV footage is being reviewed to aid in ongoing investigations. No one has as yet been arrested.last_img read more

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Budding entrepreneurs compete strongly in Clár na gComhlachtaí final

first_imgBudding entrepreneurs from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Gairmscoil Chú Uladh competed strongly in the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí 2019 National Final in Galway this week.Eight teams from Gaeltacht schools in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Cork competed in the final for the opportunity to be the only team representing Ireland at the 2019 Junior Achievement Europe Company of the Year competition in Lille, France this summer.‘Number Ninjas’Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure‘Number Ninjas’, a mini company from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, scooped the Finance & Marketing award in the national final due to the hard work of their team Liam Mac Pháidín, Cian Mac Aoidh, Dean Ó Domhnaill, Pádraig Ó Fearraigh, Eoghan Ó Néill, Cathal Ó Catha, Stephen Mac Pháidín and Ciarán Ó Rabhartaigh under the stewardship of teacher Emmet MacAoidh. They published a handbook written by students to help students who have difficulties with mathematics. Eibhlin Ni Bhaoil, Amy Nic Suibhne, Mhichaela Nic Mhinagail and Ciara Nic Eiteagain ‘Toin The Theola’, from Gairmscoil Chu Uladh making briquettes from recycled materials from their schoolPhoto: Andrew Downes, Xposure‘Tóin The Theolaí’ from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh also made their mark on the final with their innovative briquettes made of recycled materials they collected from around their school. Under the mentorship of teacher Séamus Ferry the team comprised of Ciara Nic Eiteagáin, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Amy Nic Suibhne and Michaela Ní Mhonagail.Emerging from a very competitive Donegal regional final, ‘Number Ninjas’ and ‘Tóin The Theolaí’ represented their schools and region with great distinction at the national final.Toin The Theola. Photo: Andrew Downes, XposureEdging out competition from around the country however Save the Seas from Coláiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán, Co. Galway was the winning company who will now represent Ireland at the European JA Company of the Year Competition in Lille, France in July.More than 750 Transition Year students from Gaeltacht regions in Cork, Galway, Donegal, Kerry, Mayo, Meath & Waterford, enjoyed unique hands-on learning experiences and started their own businesses this year. After regional finals in Kerry, Mayo, Galway and Donegal eight teams were ultimately selected to proceed to the national final. Mark de Faoite, Director of Enterprise and Employment, Údarás na Gaeltachta, commented: “It was inspiring to witness such enterprising young people at the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí 2019 National Final. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for their business ideas indicates that enterprise in the Gaeltacht areas is in safe hands. Údarás na Gaeltachta are proud to help promote student entrepreneurship in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland and I’m sure we will be seeing more of these young entrepreneurs in the future.”Helen Raftery, CEO, Junior Achievement Ireland added: “The support of Údarás na Gaeltachta has enabled more than 750 senior cycle students to take part in meaningful real-to-life entrepreneurial experiences across the Gaeltacht areas through Clár na gComhlachtaí this year. We wish to extend a special thank you to teachers and business mentors for their dedication in supporting and developing the entrepreneurial talent of these students who have also gained confidence in many transversal skills such as team-working, negotiation and public speaking – skills which will be invaluable as they progress into the world of work. Congratulations to all the teams that won the right to compete at the regional and national finals.”Budding entrepreneurs compete strongly in Clár na gComhlachtaí final was last modified: April 7th, 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) Tags:Clár na gComhlachtaíGairmscoil Chú Uladhpobalscoil ghaoth dobhairudaras na gaeltachalast_img read more

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Tottenham 3-1 Chelsea: Vital Lessons For Sarri

first_imgChelsea lost 3-1 away to Spurs last Saturday (Agency Photo)Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday torpedoed Chelsea 3-1 to move one point above their London rivals. Spurs’ victory ended Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten start to his Blues tenure and provided several vital lessons to the Italian manager. Here are some of them.1- Chelsea Not As Strong As Their Results:Sarri may have put together a 19-match unbeaten run but their lofty results were underpinned by the inability of opponents to unhinge their passing game.Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino did his homework well.  He knew the key to disrupting Chelsea’s game was stopping Jorginho. And they did so with flying colours. Not only was the former Napoli enforcer marked out of the game, his positional sense and strength on the back foot were put into question.2- Sarri Has No Plan B: Chelsea’s imperious results masked a lack of alternative plan once their passing game is nullified.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had clearly done his homework about Chelsea’s defensive vulnerabilities and set about exploiting them.  Two antidotes could have countered Spurs decision to field Christian Erikssen, Son Heuing Min and Delle Ali. Chelsea either had to deploy a 3-5-2, with Gary Cahill joining David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger, or Luiz should have been moved into midfield to to create a bulwark in front of a porous back four.  That’s how Chelsea won at Wembley last season.3- Chelsea Need A Striker Pronto: Alvaro Morata is much too featherweight and consistently erratic.There is no way he can help Sarri to a sustained title challenge. Olivier Giroud is meanwhile not prolific enough, his first Premier League goal of the season notwithstanding.  Unless Chelsea go into the transfer market to augment the threat posed from midfield by Eden Hazard, even Champions League qualification might slip out of their grasp.4- Changes Within Deployed Personnel:Maurizio Sarri could also have got better traction from moving Jorginho ahead of Ngolo Kante.The Frenchman is a pressing machine,  but his recovery pace was badly missed.  Spurs’ second goal exposed the glaring problem precipitated by fielding a holding midfielder without pace.  There is no way Son Heuing Min could have skinned Kante for pace in the manner in which he obliterated Jorginho.5- Time For Loftus Cheek and Cahill To Move On: If you are an England international but can’t make the starting line up, let alone the bench for a crunch London derby like Saturday’s duel, it is time to move on.Cheek laid back style is especially not suited to Sarri Ball and yet he would command an excellent price in the transfer market.  It’s better to cash in and then use the funds to beef up the striking line.Comments Tags: toplast_img read more

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TV cameras capture big moments on LC results day at Deele College

first_imgToday is a historic day for the students of Deele College Raphoe as the release of their Leaving Cert results was filmed by RTÉ News. The nation will be tuning into today’s RTÉ News bulletins at 1pm and 6pm to see the local students opening their all-important envelopes and reacting to their exam results.RTÉ News films Leaving Cert Results day at Deele CollegeMr Danny McFadden, Deputy Principal of Deele College, said their 70 Leaving Cert students were pleasantly surprised by their results today.  Mr McFadden said: “We are delighted with the many who received outstanding results and we thank parents, teachers and students for their hard work throughout their time here in Deele College.”RTÉ News films Leaving Cert Results day at Deele CollegeMr McFadden added that, despite national statistics, the pass rate in Mathematics was very high at Deele College this year.Overall, the sixth year students were very happy with their marks and confident that they got into their chosen colleges.The next exciting moment for the Deele students will be seeing their reactions broadcast on national television this afternoon and evening. Don’t forget to tune in to RTÉ One to see the news segment from Donegal. TV cameras capture big moments on LC results day at Deele College was last modified: August 15th, 2018 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) Tags:deele college raphoeLeaving certRTE newslast_img read more

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Queue starts as early as 6am for Watson Hire’s €5 sale

first_imgBargain hunters rushed in their hundreds to Watson Hire in Letterkenny this morning for their massive ‘Fiver Friday’ sale.The sale, which sees a huge amount of stock reduced to only €5, attracted queues from as early as 6am before the 8am opening time.Fiver Friday queues at Watson Hire, Lisnennan LetterkennyAnd the crowd wasn’t disappointed, as they picked up super deals, or ‘stocking fillers’ for some, for a fraction of their regular price. The Fiver Friday sale continues all day today, so if you’re looking for DIY and homeware essentials, it’s well worth calling to Watson Hire at Lisnenan Letterkenny.John Watson – Fiver FridayWatson Hire Fiver FridayQueue starts as early as 6am for Watson Hire’s €5 sale was last modified: December 20th, 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

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Ad campaign focused on environmental benefits of renewable fuels

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fuels America launched a seven-figure TV and digital ad campaign is the Beltway to highlight the environmental benefits of renewable fuels over petroleum. The campaign targets efforts of the oil industry to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).“It’s absurd that oil companies are feigning concern over America’s climate after over a century of oil spills, pollution, and harm to our environment and public health,” said Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “The truth is that slashing the amount of clean, domestic renewable fuel in our motor fuel supply would dramatically increase pollution and carbon emissions, while strengthening the RFS and building on the progress of the past 10 years would help in our efforts to combat climate change.”The 30-second TV spot and digital ads in the campaign follow aggressive attempts by oil industry-funded special interest groups API and Smarter Fuel Future to discredit the climate benefits of renewable fuel-and as usual, their claims are false and wholly unsupported. In reality, the RFS is the most effective policy reducing America’s greenhouse gas emissions, and cutting down asthma- and cancer-causing pollution. The Department of Energy (DOE) found that using traditional corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 34% in comparison to regular gasoline. Administrator McCarthy recently called the RFS a “vital tool” in the fight against climate change. And DOE research has shown that advanced biofuels like cellulosic ethanol-the cleanest motor fuel in the world, produced right here in America-reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 88% to108% compared to gasoline.In the 10 years of its existence, the RFS has cut transportation-related carbon emissions by nearly 590 million metric tons — the equivalent of taking over 124 million cars from the road over the course of the decade. However, the Obama Administration’s delays and misfires on the RFS have already frozen over $13.7 billion in investment in the next generation of biofuels, and the EPA’s proposal has threatened to send billions of dollars and decades of innovation overseas.“The oil industry has been covering up climate science for decades, and now suddenly they’re advising the Obama Administration on climate policy,” said Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President at BIO. “President Obama’s choice on the Renewable Fuel Standard is clear. He can choose to listen to Big Oil’s distortions and lies, or he can listen to his own scientists who have shown that the RFS significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.”last_img read more

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Jepsen to lead International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dee Jepsen was recently named President of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH). Jepsen will serve on the Board of Directors for a two-year term through the summer of 2019.ISASH is an organization dedicated to the professional development of agricultural safety and health professionals, providing national and international leadership in preventing agricultural injuries and illnesses to the agricultural community. ISASH provides opportunities for sharing information about research and intervention programs, improving professional skills and knowledge, networking and other supportive activities.Dee Jepsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University and State Leader for the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Program. Many of her efforts around the state have gained her a national reputation for leadership in community safety initiatives. She also is a regular OCJ contributor.During her term, Jepsen hopes to foster additional international connections within the Society.“I have a goal to connect and re-connect members with others doing work in this discipline,” she said. “There are so many opportunities to impact farmers’ and ranchers’ quality of life through better outreach and engagement of best management practices. Whether it’s domestically or around the world, this organization connects many of us in the occupational safety and health field.”Jepsen has been a member of ISASH for 25 years.“To be entrusted to lead this organization is a professional honor,” she said.last_img read more

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