Career-bests from Bravos help Red Steel whip Tallawahs

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):The Bravo brothers, Darren and Dwayne, produced career bests in regional Twenty20, to propel Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a convincing 27-run victory over Jamaica Tallawahs in the first semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday.Opting to bat first at the Queen’s Park Oval, Red Steel were fired to 152 for six off their 20 overs by Darren Bravo’s unbeaten 86, with Jason Mohammed chipping in with 28.In reply, Tallawahs crashed from a position of 97 for two in the 14th over to 125 all out, losing their last eight wickets for 28 runs in the space of 37 deliveries.The architect of their demise was captain Dwayne Bravo, who grabbed five for 23 with his medium pace to wreck the innings.Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton top-scored with 31 and talismanic opener and captain Chris Gayle got 30, but they were only two of three batsmen to pass 20, with Jermaine Blackwood chiming in with 23.Red Steel will now clash with last year’s losing finalists, Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the second semi-final today for a place in tomorrow’s final against reigning champions Barbados Tridents.The hosts owed their total to Darren Bravo’s brilliance, especially after they slumped to 18 for three in the fourth over, following fast bowler Jerome Taylor’s early burst.Left-arm Krishmar Santokie bowled Cameron Delport with the sixth delivery of the game for one and Taylor followed up, removing South African Jacques Kallis for six to a catch by Andre Russell at mid-off in the second over before having Kamran Akmal caught at mid-wicket for six, clipping a full toss to Mahela Jayawardene in the fourth over.Bravo set about the repair work, putting on 80 for the fourth wicket with Mohammed, who struck two fours and a six off 25 balls.The left-handed Bravo faced 63 balls and counted four fours and six sixes, and single-handedly carried the innings once Mohammed perished in the 15th over.In reply, Gayle gave the Jamaica innings a rousing start, blasting medium pacer Kallis for a pair of sixes in the fourth over, as he put on 38 off 27 balls with Jayawardene, who scored 16.The left-hander was looking ominous, having struck two fours and three sixes off 23 balls, when he top-edged a slog at off-spinner Johan Botha and skied a catch back to the bowler in the fifth over.Jayawardene survived a chance on nine in the next over to add 28 for the second wicket with Walton before suffering misfortune when he was given out caught at first slip by Kallis.Television replays showed that the ball struck the batsman’s arm as he attempted the reverse sweep at left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in the ninth over.Walton and Blackwood then posted 33 for the third wicket to help Jamaica control the game. Walton faced 30 deliveries and counted three fours while Blackwood hit two sixes – both in the 11th over from Benn – in a 22-ball innings.Jamaica seemed poised to take control when Dwayne Bravo removed Blackwood to a catch at long-off in his second over and then followed up by bowling the dangerous Andre Russell for six in his next over, the 16th of the innings.Red Steel then turned the screws and Tallawahs wilted as Dwayne Bravo ran through the lower order.last_img read more

Community infrastructure project needs review – Region 2 residents

first_imgResidents living in various communities in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have complained that the Community Infrastructure Improvement Project is not delivering the kind of services it once did when compared to the past and they are calling on Agriculture Minister Noel Holder to immediately intervene.Residents complained that employees attached to the project within the local authority areas are not executing their jobs, and as such, have called for a review since management and operations of the project is increasingly criticised.Residents are of the view that the project is not properly supervised and this is creating a heavy backlog in the amount of drains that are not cleaned, while works executed do not meet minimum levels of satisfaction.When contact was made with the Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Devanand Ramdatt, he said he is in receipt of numerous reports from residents regarding the poor management of the project.The Regional Chairman explained that in the past, more community enhancement works were completed under the said project. Drains, road shoulders, Government buildings and compound were maintained through a similar project.According to Ramdatt, that project was much more successful since local authorities and the Regional Democratic Council had closer collaboration. He is of the view if the project is better managed, many of the concerns raised at the community level regarding drainage will be addressed.The Regional Chairman said he is very concerned about the project particularly since numerous residents are dissatisfied with the service offered. As such, he said he had requested clarity from management regarding details of the project, since there seems to be a weakness in the implementation process.He indicated that he had also requested to have such information from the Coordinator of the project but nothing has been provided to date.last_img read more

Pedestrian dies in Tuschen accident

first_imgA pedestrian who is yet to be identified was struck dead by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the Tuschen Public Road, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) reportedly at about 00:50h on Sunday.Police investigations revealed that the vehicle was proceeding along the Tuschen Public Road when the pedestrian allegedly ran across the road and into its path.The pedestrian sustained severe injuries about his body, and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in an unconscious state, but succumbed while receiving medical attention.His body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home.The driver of the vehicle, who is said to be a Police officer, has been detained. A breathalyzer test administered to him found no trace of alcohol in his system.Police Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Neymar’s Brazil confident ahead of World Cup draw

first_img0Shares0000Brazil’s Neymar (C) takes part in a training session at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on November 8, 2017 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFERIO FE JANEIRO, Brazil, Nov 30 – Brazil are full of confidence ahead of Friday’s World Cup draw in Russia — and it’s not all just about Neymar.Coming back after the mother of all humiliations in that 7-1 defeat to Germany while hosting the tournament in 2014, Brazil are once more among the top contenders. The Selecao were the first team to qualify for next year’s showpiece, wrapping up South American qualifying as runaway leaders with 10 points more than second-place Uruguay.They have a fiery attack, a solid defence and in Tite a coach who in a short time has managed to lift the team from its meltdown and restore the faith of desperate fans.When he took over in June 2016, Tite inherited a team that may have a history of five world championships, but under his predecessor Dunga had slipped to sixth in the regional qualification. Brazil risked not going to Russia at all.But under Tite’s guidance, the team turned around, rediscovering its beautiful game and getting the individual stars to work more as part of the collective.Of the 12 remaining qualification matches, Brazil won 10 and drew two, scoring 30 goals and conceding just three.– Attacking trio –When Tite (pictured) took over Brazil in June 2016, he inherited a team that may have a history of five world championships, but under his predecessor Dunga had slipped to sixth in the regional qualification © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEThe former Corinthians coach didn’t have to make many changes to the team sheet to achieve this remarkable revival.“Tite isn’t a coach like (Pep) Guardiola who comes in with big new innovations, but he is without doubt the best current Brazilian coach,” said Mauro Cezar Pereira, a commentator for the cable channel ESPN Brazil.“Unlike the former selectors, he’s in touch with modern football and knew how to rapidly reorganize the team. It’s not the best generation of players we’ve ever had, but there are good players.”At the heart of the 11 are the explosive trio of Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) as center forward, flanked by Neymar (PSG) and Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), although the three are encouraged to roam.Jesus stormed through the qualifiers as Brazil’s top scorer with seven goals and five assists.Neymar is an even bigger star, coming off the euphoria of his record-breaking 222 million euros ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona to PSG.But he continues to struggle with discipline, racking up six yellow cards in 14 qualification matches, with his habit for irritability growing over the most recent games.Dogged by his image as football’s spoiled child, a tearful Neymar attended a November 10 press conference alongside Tite, after a friendly against Japan, to deny rumors of tensions between him and PSG coach Unai Emery.Pereira at ESPN Brazil warns that questions over Neymar’s mental toughness could haunt the team in Russia.“I think he’s still too immature. He needs to watch out because at the World Cup all his opponents will be trying to get under his skin,” he said.– Fighting for places –In defence, Tite has Miranda (Inter) and Marquinhos (PSG), Marcelo (Real Madrid) and Dani Alves (PSG), and even the luxury of Thiago Silva (PSG) on the bench.In midfield, Paulinho, who has silenced his critics at Barcelona, and Real Madrid stalwart Casemiro look sure to start.However, Renato Augusto, who plays in China, is going to have to battle for his place against Fernandinho, a favourite of Guardiola at Man City.In goal, Roma’s Alisson has moved up from the bench but has Manchester City’s Ederson breathing down his neck.Tite likes keeping his players keen.“Every time we meet, he says it was a real headache to choose the team and that we all have to keep giving everything at our clubs,” Neymar said after Brazil’s most recent game, a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mahony takes hit for church

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAnd you wanted a parade because you ate lunch at your desk while waiting for a fax to come in. The bar has been raised. It’s fashionable these days to describe oneself as a “recovering Catholic.” I’m not that guy. I’m proud to be Catholic even if I’m not particularly good at it. I’m the product of a Catholic education; K though BA, Sisters of Mercy, Marist Brothers, Holy Cross Fathers. I served as an altar boy. I respect the teachings of the church, even the teachings I ignore. I wasn’t molested. A priest never even asked me out. But Mahony’s story just doesn’t make sense. We have been told Mahony was hospitalized after he was attacked. It took weeks for him to recover, so the story goes. If this is true, it’s a terrible thing. What’s even more terrible is having to use the phrase, “if this is true.” I want to believe the cardinal, but Mahony is not just any cardinal – he’s Don Corleone Mahony, Phony Baloney Mahony, Roger the truth-dodger. He’s the Holy Man with a P.R. firm. He’s lawyered up and has pervert insurance. So what if he has to write a check for $660 million? So what if he has to evict some nuns in Santa Barbara? Or sell off Daniel Murphy High School? The important thing is, he didn’t have to put his hand on a Bible and swear to tell the truth in a court of law. The last thing this Holy Man wants to do is put his hand on a Bible. We weren’t supposed to know any of this. News of the attack on Mahony was supposed to be kept confidential among an audience of priests whom the cardinal pledged to secrecy. Of course with Mahony, we’re not supposed to know much of anything. President Bush should put Cardinal Mahony in charge of Los Alamos; our nuclear secrets would be safe forever. Did you hear the one about the archbishop who went to mail some letters? It goes something like this: Cardinal Roger Mahony, the head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest Catholic community, goes out to mail some letters in late July and gets roughed up by someone enraged about his handling of the pedophile-priest scandal. According to Father Joseph Shea, pastor of Holy Family Church in Glendale, Mahony did not notify the police because, “he felt he could offer it (the beating) up in reparation for the sins of others.” Talk about taking one for the team! If the Vatican has an employee of the month, I know who won for July. Any enterprise would want a guy like Roger on their squad. Mahony’s not only willing to obfuscate (high class lie), stonewall (buy time while you think up a lie), lie (low-class obfuscation), or simply malign the victims of his callous indifference to the sexual molestation of children, he’s even willing to take a street thumping for the cause. There seems to be a special irony that Mahony chose not to report this crime to the LAPD. The cardinal is one of the most vocal supporters of amnesty for illegal aliens, and a big supporter of Special Order No. 40, the LAPD regulation that prohibits the police from initiating a stop based on suspicion of an immigration violation. The defenders of Order No. 40 say this allows crime victims to help the police catch violent criminals without fear of deportation. Maybe Mahony’s afraid he’ll be deported. Apparently, he’s not worried the enraged psycho who attacked him will attack someone else. Of course, he also wasn’t worried Father Michael Baker, a confessed child molester, would molest again. You have to give Mahony points for consistency. If the cardinal has been physically assaulted, I feel bad. Nobody should be attacked in body. However, trying to portray his suffering as a Christ-like sacrifice to absolve his reign as bishop and archbishop of the crimes committed against children and against the reputation of the Catholic Church itself is yet another insult. What justice has asked of Mahony from the beginning he still denies – a truthful, public, and complete account of what he knew, when he knew it, and his resignation. The cardinal’s retirement is the correct absolution, not his beating. Doug McIntyre hosts the “McIntyre in the Morning” program on Talk Radio 790 KABC, weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Red Cross plans to regroup

first_imgPASADENA – The local Red Cross is in a “rebuilding phase,” and its board of directors will be reduced in size and restructured as it searches for a new CEO, board members said. The board is taking the actions in response to an independent analysis that said recent management missteps have tarnished the charity’s credibility. Board member and Pasadena fire Chief Dennis Downs said the organization is now working to regain its standing in the community, and that rebuilding the chapter starts at the top. The Red Cross’s reputation has been hurt at the San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter, but also at the regional level, he said. Downs was chairman of an ad hoc board committee from the Pasadena-based Red Cross chapter that reviewed the recommendations of the so-called “Blue Ribbon” committee, a panel of community leaders convened to address criticism – related to the board, former CEO Angie Turner and the organizational structure – reported in the media since September. The board decided Wednesday to implement many of the committee’s recommendations, Downs said. Specifically, the board decided to become more involved in running the chapter and include volunteers familiar with service delivery, he said. The committee specifically criticized current board Chairman Michael Zoeller in its Feb. 22 report. Zoeller hired Turner as CEO even though she had served prison time in the 1980s for her role in a heroin smuggling ring. Turner was in her 30s and a registered nurse at the time, but made her conviction sound more like a youthful indiscretion when she told Zoeller, the chairman of her search committee. Zoeller didn’t tell the other committee members or seek additional details from Turner about her criminal history. Zoeller said he will not resign immediately, though he will step down as chairman in July when the board makes its usual transitions. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf NewsPortsalon Winter LinksThe next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links is scheduled for Saturday 12th November. All members of the Winter Links are reminded that their tee times remain as the previous outing and if you are unable to play please contact the clubhouse. All should also note that if a member misses two consecutive events without notifying the clubhouse, their name will be removed from the time sheetResultsIt was a case of remarkable scoring at Portsalon over the week end. On Saturday Anthony Toland playing off a 19 handicap recorded one of the highest single scores ever with 49 points. On Sunday it was Garret Horkins playing off a 19 handicap recorded 47 points and Saturday’s winner Anthony Toland despite blanking the 18th recorded 45 points, Gross Phillip Durning (7) 34 points, 3rd Pat Barrett (16) 41 points.Match Play The winner of the singles match play competition was the seasoned golfing veteran John Strain. John who over the years was always renowned for his match play skills overcame Enda Mc Elhinney to win the 2011 singles match play competition.EventsOn Saturday 12th November it’s the Portsalon Winter Links and Sunday 13th November there will be member’s turkey competitions.and on Wednesday 16th November there is gents open stableford competition. Time sheets are in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to MembersFree golf at Portsalon golf club is now down to two months, November & December? If you missed the opportunity for the three month offer don’t be disappointed, you can still avail of Novemebr and December free in this special golfing offer for new members who join Portsalon Golf Club. All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2012 and get November and December 2011 free. For further information please contact 074 9159459. Gift VouchersFancy something special for that special person in your life, why not purchase a Portsalon Golf Club Gift Voucher. It’s the ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas or just to say thanks. For further details contact 074 9159459.Drop OffOver the past few weeks members and visitors have been requested to drop off the 2nd, 7th and 9th fairways. As a result the fairways on the selected holes are improving. The fairways will be clearly identified. Please ensure that you drop off on either side of the fairway. PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NOTES: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

Sweden World Cup team guide – fixtures, kits, key player, plus probable line-up

first_img 3 Sweden take part in their 12th World Cup this summer in Russia.  Here, looks in depth look at the Group F nation…MANAGERJanne Andersson took charge of the national team after Euro 2016, having risen to prominence by leading and Norrkoping to the top flight title (Allsvenskan). Since then he has guided Sweden to their first World Cup since 2006.CAPTAINAndreas Granqvist, along with goalkeeper Robin Olsen, started all 12 of Sweden’s qualifiers. He was at the heart of the defence that kept Italy at bay in their nail-biting play-off. The 32-year-old Krasnodar defender received further recognition in November when he ended Ibrahimovic’s decade-long reign as Sweden’s Player of the Year by picking up the award for the first time.KEY PLAYERMarcus Berg is thriving under Andersson and stepped up to the task of filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s boots by firing his side to Russia with eight goals in nine qualifiers, including four against Luxembourg in an 8-0 win. The 31-year-old currently plays for Al-Ain in Abu Dhabi.ONE TO WATCH“In Emil Forsberg, we have brought in a young attacking player who is good in front of goal,” Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick had said upon his signing from Malmo in January 2015. Forsberg, 26, is one of the driving forces in RB Leipzig’s team thanks to his technical brilliance.FIXTURES18 June, 2018: Sweden v SOUTH KOREA (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium) at 13:0023 June, 2018: GERMANY v Sweden (Fisht Stadium) at 19:0027 June, 2018: MEXICO v Sweden (Ekaterinburg Arena) at 15:00KITS RECORD IN QUALIFYINGThey finished second behind France, though beat one of the tournament favourites 2-1 in Stockholm. Their 8-0 hammering of Luxembourg helped their goal difference considerably and they edged the Netherlands out to a play-off place where Italy were beaten.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSFriendlies against Denmark and Peru at the start of June both ended goalless.BASE CAMPKempinski Grand Hotel Gelendzhik, KrasnodarPROBABLE LINE-UPtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Rutan to attempt record in rocket

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Rutan conducted the initial flight testing of the rocket plane in the summer of 2001. Rutan has made 16 flights in the aircraft. The rocket engines on the aircraft will burn for about two minutes. During the flight, Rutan will bring the plane up to an altitude of about 12,000 feet. “Hopefully I’ll be close to Cal City when they (the rocket engines) do burn out,” Rutan said. “I hope it goes routine, but it is a horse of a different color. It is a rocket system.” The aircraft is being used by XCOR to develop technologies for routine, safe, reliable and cheap rocket propulsion for aircraft. “When we first asked Dick to be our test pilot, we had no money at the time,” said XCOR spokeswoman Aleta Jackson. “We told him we would put him in the record books. This is our thank you to Dick Rutan.” There is no record for a rocket plane in the EZ-Rocket’s weight class, which is for an airplane between 500 kilograms and 1,000 kilograms, or 1,100 to 2,200 pounds. There was a flight of 122 feet that was made by a rocket-powered plane that weighed under 300 kilograms, said Art Greenfield of the National Aeronautic Association. The NAA will have an observer on hand for Saturday’s flight. If the NAA approves the record, it will be submitted for recognition by the Federation Aeronautique International as a world record, Greenfield said. Rutan is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who drew international attention when he and co-pilot Jeana Yeager flew the Voyager aircraft around the world in 1986. The flight was the first nonstop, unrefueled around-the-world trip. XCOR is also trying to line up another first – the first rocket-powered delivery of mail. The company is proposing to deliver mail bound from Mojave to California City, but those arrangements are still pending. The aircraft will carry a small packet of mementos for XCOR workers. Plans call for keeping the aircraft at the California City Airport at least through Dec. 10, when a Toys for Tots campaign will be held at the facility. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOJAVE – Dick Rutan, who got into the record books by flying around the world in 1986, is scheduled to make another record-setting flight – this time a hop of about 11 miles. Rutan is scheduled to fly XCOR’s EZ-Rocket aircraft on Saturday from the Mojave Airport to the California City Airport, setting a point-to-point record for a rocket-powered aircraft. “It will be the shortest long-distance flight record,” Rutan said. “I have a lot of records, but I don’t have one in a rocket-powered aircraft.” The EZ-Rocket is a modified Long-EZ, a popular kit plane designed by Rutan’s brother Burt. The airplane is powered by two 400-pound thrust rocket engines. last_img read more

Giants lose to Reds and Belt comes up limping

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants were already having a tough night en route to a 7-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds when things went from bad to worse.Dereck Rodriguez gave up four unearned runs in the second inning Friday to continue his struggles at Oracle Park, but injury was added to insult in the eighth inning when first baseman Brandon Belt grounded to short and came up limping after stepping on first base.Neither Belt nor manager Bruce Bochy think it’s anything serious, but that will be …last_img read more