WI Women win thriller – Three-run victory eliminates India, seals semi-final spot

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC): West Indies Women secured a semi-final spot after knocking out hosts India in their Group B game of the Twenty20 World Cup at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here yesterday. Brilliant death bowling by Deandra Dottin in a nail-biting final over spurred West Indies to a three-run win over India. Dottin picked up three wickets and got support from Afy Fletcher, who grabbed two as West Indies choked the Indian chase and prevented them from surpassing their 114 for eight. Earlier, Dottin combined forces with her captain Stafanie Taylor in a 77-run fourth wicket stand after Indian spinners reduced West Indies to 26 for three. Taylor top scored with 57 from 45 balls, including five fours, while Dottin hit 45 off 40 balls, while scoring the same number of boundaries. The two players, known for their aggression, changed styles to accumulate runs from the Indian spinners, including as many as 38 singles to help setup the win. They were the only two batters who stood out since no other West Indian player scored more than six runs. Four wickets fell for 11 runs when the partnership between Taylor and Dottin expired. Harmanpreet Kaur (4-23) and Anuja Patil (3-16), stifled the Windies top order and stunned the lower order. Shamilia Connell gave West Indies the ideal start when she bowled opener Mithali Raj with the first ball of the innings. Dottin, who picked up three for 16 and Fletcher, with two for 15, curbed India’s chase despite a rally in the middle overs. Anuja Patel led with 26 and Jhulan Goswami was run out for 25 after keeping India in the game with an innings that brought them within sight of victory, with 20 needed off the last two overs. Still, West Indies piled on the pressure with impressive fielding that helped them save at least 10 runs. Inspired by a festive crowd, India looked on course again as the third ball of the penultimate over went for a six to bring the target down to 12 off nine balls. With India needing 10 runs from the final over, Dottin resurrected immaculate death bowling skills to leave them short. She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over tricked Sushma Verma into lobbing a catch to Taylor.last_img read more

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KDO Donates Textbooks to 2 Schools in Bong County

first_imgIn an effort to further boost the educational needs of students in Zota District, Bong County, citizens from the district residing in the United States, under the banner, “Kponyekpoyah Development Organization (KDO),” recently donated 24 cartons of textbooks to two schools in the district.The consignment included English, Mathematics, General Science, and Geography books, and different types of dictionaries.The presentation was made to the Belefanai Peace Lutheran Mission and the Gorpudolo Boi schools in Belefanai Town by Livingstone Johnny Gbellai, who served as proxy for KDO president, Harry J. Diggs.Mr. Gbellai told the gathering that the books were sent to Liberia by KDO to buttress efforts the Liberian government has instituted to revamp the country’s education system. He said the books were sent to assist schools in that part of the country to build the students’ respective reading skills.He said the main focus of the group was to assist school-aged children in Liberia to improve in their quest to attain quality education. Mr. Gbellai acknowledged challenges in the education sector, but said as a result, members of KDO were very grateful to the government for its initiative to transform the sector.He then commended the schools’ administrators and parents in the district for the level of support through which the schools have been maintained over the years. He urged the parents to attach seriousness to their children’s education by assisting the teachers in preparing them for the larger society. Receiving the donated items, the administrators of the two schools, Johnson Flomo of Gorpudolo Boi and Reverend Emmanuel Todd of Belefanai Peace Lutheran Mission, commended the organization for the items and promised to use the textbooks for the intended purpose. The two encouraged KDO officials in the US to continue assisting schools in rural Liberia for the growth and development of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jagdeo says GECOM will lose credibility if back-pedalling continues

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will lose its credibility if it continues to issue orders and statements, and then later retract them.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoHe was at the time speaking about the recent order sent out by GECOM that persons already on the voters’ list will have to verify their registration, which was subsequently retracted by the Commission.“The Chairperson [of GECOM, retired Justice Claudette Singh] must now realise that the institution will lose credibility if every single week they issue a press release that is misleading and has to be corrected the next day or orders which have to be subsequently corrected. They not only mislead the entire country, which could lead to undermining of the institution and its standing and its impartiality, but it creates a ton of grief for people across this country,” Jagdeo said at his weekly press conference on Thursday.GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette SinghHe pointed out that persons waste their time trying to comply with orders from GECOM which are then later retracted.Furthermore, the Opposition Leader went on to talk about the another order issued by GECOM that was retracted as well, that is, the timeline for the Claims and Objections (C&O) exercise changing from 35 days to 49.“So when we sought to find out how this happened, we discovered that Mr [Keith] Lowenfield, who is the CEO (Chief Elections Officer) – he takes the order from the Commission. He has to give effect to the decisions of the Commission, not the other way around. He is the staff and reports to the Commission – he inserted these two features into the order but we’ve seen a long pattern of this from Mr Lowenfield. So when we sought an explanation, he said ‘Oh, I did it on my own’,” Jagdeo told reporters on Thursday.According to the Opposition Leader, while the Elections Commission has since reversed this, it was still influenced to extend the timeline to 42 days. The timeline extension was supported by the Government-nominated Commissioners and the GECOM Chair.He posited that it is worrying that the CEO can change decisions taken by the Commission without any repercussions.“…the Commission, everyone agreed that it should be 35 days. [So] I found it extremely strange that having made that decision with a vote, that a CEO can come and then change the decision of the [Commission] without consequences. It is time the Commission calls in the Police on some of these individuals or discipline them but you know in that environment that will be a hard stretch. It will never happen because it seem as though he’s doing this with the support of some Commissioners and I found it very strange that the Chairperson having supported that 35 days… changed it to 42 days,” Jagdeo asserted.Nevertheless, the Opposition Leader noted that he still has confidence in the GECOM Chair, Retired Justice Claudette Singh.In the same vain, however, he said that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will continue to be vigilant and guarded against “rouge elements” within the elections body regarding the operations of GECOM going into the March 2020 elections.The much-anticipated elections date was announced last week by President David Granger but not before mounting pressure from civil society bodies and the Opposition in Guyana, as well as the international community.In fact, even after he had named the polling date, the Head of State had faced another set of criticism for not issuing a proclamation or dissolving Parliament in accordance with the Constitution.While earlier this week the President finally issued the proclamation, Jagdeo contended that he did not do the country or any one a favour since he was constitutionally bound to do so. The Opposition Leader’s comment was made in light of commendation pouring in for the Head of State from supporters over the issuance of the proclamation.“Let us be clear that it was no favour to Guyana. In fact, if we trace how the proclamation was issued, it had to be dragged out of him. It took several acts of protest and also several statements from the international community, threatening the withholding of aid and declaring him unconstitutional to get him to do what he should have done a long time ago; and to get him to do what is legal and constitutional,” Jagdeo stressed.On this note, Jagdeo reminded that setting the date and issuing the proclamation does not change the status of the caretaker coalition government, which, he said, remains unconstitutional.In fact, he added that even now, the coalition administration is in “flagrant violation” of the Constitution and the rulings of the courts when the Cabinet, with impunity and almost in an ‘in your face’ kind of way, meets almost every week.Article 106, which the courts ruled was activated via the December 2018 passage of the No-Confidence Motion against the coalition, states that the Cabinet including the President shall resign and call elections in three months.last_img read more

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Gor stretch KPL lead to 14 points after Nakumatt draw

first_imgAt the Kenyatta Stadium, Nakumatt had to rally from behind twice to pick a point against Gor.K’Ogalo went ahead on the half hour mark thanks to Ivorian Ephraim Guikan goal to see the Dylan Kerr side lead 1-0 at the break.Nakumatt FC’s Timothy Wanyonyi against Gor Mahia’s Bonface Omondi.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANakumatt levelled the scores on the 64th minute through with Joe Waithera but Gor reclaimed the lead after Boniface Omondi found the back of the net on the 72nd minute.However, resilient Nakumatt ensured the spoils were shared thanks to Brian Nyakha’s strike in stoppage time.The draw extended Gor’s points at the top to 56, 14 points ahead of second placed Bandari as Sofapaka who face Ulinzi Stars on Sunday dropped to third on 40 points. K’Ogalo still has three matches at hand.Nakumatt remained 12th with 29 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan celebrating after sending Gor ahead. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia continued their unbeaten run after paying to a 2-2 draw against Nakumatt FC in a match played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.In other results, Bandari continued with their super form, beating Posta Rangers 3-1, Tusker FC picked a 2-0 victory away to Kakamega Homeboyz while Chemelil Sugar beat Vihiga United 1-0.last_img read more

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New Lab Equipment at FSJ Hospital thanks to fundraising and donation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – August 19th, 2019 the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation share two new pieces of lab equipment were installed, allowing for workflow improvements in the heart of Northern Health diagnosis.Thanks in part to a $20,000 donation from Shell Canada and the participants of Bluey Day 2019, for funding for the Histo Tissue Processor and the Paraffin Dispenser. All monies raised were allocated to the foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. These contributions help to ensure the Foundation can meet both the long-term and emergent needs of the hospital as medical staff work on early diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.“On behalf of myself and the Laboratory team, we would like to graciously thank the foundation for their dedicated efforts in raising funds for these vital pieces of equipment. This new equipment will be put to good use to provide high-quality specimens for testing and diagnosing,”  said Tara Mitchell, Fort St. John Lab Manager – Advertisement -The Histro Tissue Processor is a critical instrument in the diagnostics and handling of patient tissue samples. Tissue Processing is described as the removal of fluids from the tissue cells and replacing it with a sanitary paraffin medium that allows the sample to be thinly cut and examined. Cell and Tissue samples are analyzed in the lab to look for cancers or disease.Following the stabilization process with the Histo Tissue Processor, samples will make their way to the Paraffin Dispenser. The lab technologists will take the still delicate samples and using the dispenser, embeds them into a mould or ‘block’. Once the wax blocks cool, the samples have the needed structure to begin section cutting using the microtome. Alongside the processor, this equipment carries out the first steps in diagnosis and the new machines are allowing previous equipment to retire after aiding the North Peace labs since 2001. Advertisement Established in 1994, the FSJ Hospital Foundation celebrates 25 years of service in the Peace Region. The Foundation is dedicated to working with the community to raise and manage funds to enhance patient care and comfort at the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa Residential Care Facility.last_img read more

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Luis Suarez returns: Former Liverpool star has become a leader for Barcelona

first_imgSpanish football expert Graham Hunter joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to preview Tuesday night’s big Champions League clash between Manchester City and Barcelona.Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez returns to England for the first time since his summer departure from Anfield, and Hunter says the Uruguayan has already emerged as a key man for the Spanish giants.Suarez has struck just seven goals in his first 22 games for Barca, but Hunter insists the numbers do not tell the full story.“He must not be judged by his goal tally,” he said. “He is creating goals, earning space.“When Henrik Larsson came to Barcelona from Celtic people didn’t know quite what to expect and they looked at it his goal tally and thought they had bought someone that would just knock the ball in all the time.“What they learned is exactly what they are learning with Suarez, that you have got a team leader, somebody who creates space around him, somebody who says ‘I don’t care if I’m not scoring 35 goals, if I get 15 but the team wins, we win trophies and we are a better unit, that will do for me’.“Suarez has won over the Camp Nou and he was won over Neymar and Messi, which is very important, and that front three is gorgeous to watch.”last_img read more

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Conservation group sues over studies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“The reality is that no one knows if this water will be available …,” said Carolee Krieger, president of the water conservation group, referring to the proposed water transfer. Officials with the water agency countered that the water analysis in the EIR was redone and approved by a judge. “Basically it’s the same lawsuit they filed before,” said Tom Bunn, attorney for the water district. “I think the district worked very hard to analyze what the water supply was for the project as well as all the risks and I’m confident the court will agree.” The Santa Clarita City Council approved the project in June 2003, but environmentalists sued the city and developer Mark Gates, saying the section on water in the environmental impact report was inadequate. An appellate court ruled in November, ordering more detail in the water analysis, which was revised and subsequently approved by the court. Needham Ranch is eyed by the city as a much-needed jobs and business center at the edge of the deteriorating downtown Newhall, now undergoing redevelopment. The park also would house a materials recovery facility, a recycling center required under city trash contracts. SANTA CLARITA – A water conservation group sued this week to overturn water studies that show there is enough of the resource to serve the planned Needham Ranch industrial park at the southern gateway to Newhall. The lawsuit by the San Luis Obispo-based California Water Impact Network targets the Newhall County Water District for its approval of a water report – revamped under court order – for the 160-acre business park planned on Sierra Highway just south of San Fernando Road. The lawsuit says the district’s water supply assessment for Needham Ranch violates the state Urban Water Management Plan Act by counting on water supplies for the project that aren’t necessarily reliable. The Newhall water district, a retailer that would serve Needham Ranch, relied in part on a proposed water transfer from Kern County to the Santa Clarita Valley and didn’t consider the effects of global climate changes on water supplies or a recent state Court of Appeal decision that could result in a reduction of water transferred from Northern California, according to the lawsuit. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want 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

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Gerrard explains difference between Old Firm and Merseyside derbies

first_imgSteven Gerrard has attempted to explain the differences between Rangers vs Celtic in the Old Firm derby and the Merseyside derby which pits his former club Liverpool against Everton.Gerrard took to the field for 33 Merseyside derbies throughout his playing career, and he experienced his first Old Firm clash as Gers manager earlier this season. REPLY Games played – 33Wins – 17Draws – 11Losses – 5Goals scored – 10Assists – 4Yellow cards – 4Red cards – 2 That September encounter ended in defeat for Gerrard against his former manager Brendan Rodgers, whose Celtic side picked up all three points at Parkhead courtesy of a lone Olivier Ntcham strike.Both the Old Firm and Merseyside derbies consistently rank among the most intense matches in world football, and the former England captain has a unique experience of both playing for and managing teams in the clashes.This makes Gerrard a fine person to explain the differences between the derbies, and France Football asked the Anfield legend to do just that. “On the day, it’s only that which exists. It seems that life stops in Glasgow.”The first Merseyside derby of the 2018/19 season is scheduled for the opening weekend of December, while the Old Firm rivalry will be renewed at Ibrox three days before the end of the year. Gerrard in the Merseyside derby REVEALED Latest Football News RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED “It’s similar, but the atmosphere is different too,” Gerrard said, as translated by Sport Witness.“There is a religious and political context here that gives the derby another dimension.“It’s complicated to explain. You have to live it to understand it. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Gerrard had his first experience of the Old Firm derby a couple of months ago no dice last_img read more

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Listless Trojans do enough to win

first_imgLOS ANGELES – USC’s timing has been impeccable. Need a big second half? The Trojans deliver. On consecutive Saturdays. Matt Leinart a bit off? Reggie Bush and LenDale White carry on with 100-yard games, three weeks running. Bush a little nicked up? OK, here’s a bit more LenDale for you. But he noted that finishing a game with more points than the other guy is Job 1, and USC remains No. 1 at doing that. Not all signs Saturday at the Coliseum indicated Trojans-in-retreat. There were those 724 yards the offense racked up. Including 360 passing from Leinart and 337 rushing, 179 from man-of-the-moment White. The 39 first downs and huge advantage (37 minutes to 23) in time of possession. The defenders accurately noted Arizona didn’t exactly march up and down the field on them. A USC fumble gave Arizona the ball at its 44, setting up the Wildcats’ first touchdown. A 76-yard kickoff return made for a 22-yard drive for TD No. 3. Maybe it is more about high expectations, because the Trojans were anything but giddy after a 21-point victory. Perhaps they remembered that the 38-point underdogs from Tucson were 6 yards from making it an almost inexcusably cozy 35-28 game with 10 minutes to play. “That’s not the kind of team we are, turning the ball over,” Leinart said in a quiet locker room. “We got beat deep twice, and that doesn’t happen to us,” Carroll said. “We came out a little flat,” linebacker Oscar Lua said. It wasn’t the Fall of Troy. Arizona isn’t good enough to make that happen. However, USC would appear to be matched against serious opposition next week, and the sort of effort the Trojans turned in Saturday probably won’t allow them to escape South Bend with their various streaks intact. A few more blemishes in the Trojans’ facade were exposed Saturday by the Wildcats. Of all people. Pass rush? What pass rush? USC’s front seven got almost no pressure on Richard Kovalcheck, who last time we checked doesn’t operate behind a line of all-Americans. The two times USC defenders got a hand on him, they were slapped with 15-yard penalties for late hits. Irish QB Brady Quinn probably isn’t shaking in his cleats. In the locker room, no less a personage than athletic director Mike Garrett told wide-eyed defensive linemen, “we’ve got to get some pressure on the quarterback!” Special teams? Not lately. USC hasn’t covered kickoffs or punts with competence all season and would have given up a return for a TD for a second straight week had not Arizona kickoff returner Syndric Steptoe tripped over his own feet 22 yards from the end zone. Meanwhile, opponents are perfecting keep-away punts from Bush (six Arizona punts, zero USC returns). Arizona’s dominance in punting, kicking and coverage forced USC into beginning its first-half possessions at its 4, its 5, its 20, its 10 and its 12. Which is how USC could have 321 yards at intermission but only held a 14-7 lead. And, most worrisome, the knee tweak suffered by Bush. USC described it as a sprained knee, which sounds serious to the layman. Carroll downplayed it, noting that Bush returned to the game after the ouchy and reeled off a 65-yard run. But Carroll conceded, “I don’t know how (Bush’s knee) will feel (today).” As USC high-wire acts go, this wasn’t Tempe. Or even Eugene. None of the 90,221 in the Coliseum seemed concerned the Trojans actually might lose. But the game demonstrated anew how a group with superior talent – far superior, in this case – can be only a few plays away from big trouble. “It was another good lesson for us on how you can move the ball up and down, but if you make critical errors, it can take time to take control,” Carroll said. “You can let the other team stay in the game.” The Trojans let Arizona believe it could be competitive and got away with it. They might not want to reprise that routine next Saturday. Not if Bush is hurt. Not before a hostile crowd. Not against resurgent Notre Dame. Paul Oberjuerge’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Readers may reach him at paul.oberjuerge@sbsun.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 An uninspired, semi-sloppy performance? The Trojans save it for hapless Arizona. Perhaps that’s how you win 27 consecutive games and remain ranked No. 1 in the nation for going on two years: You deliver effort sufficient to handle the team in front of you and roll out the stellar games for the stellar opposition. Final score: USC 42, Arizona 21. But it was closer than that. And far homelier than your typical three-touchdown victory. A week before a date with 12th-ranked Notre Dame at South Bend, Ind., USC looked like a team in regression, turning the ball over twice, getting hammered in special teams play and allowing three touchdown passes – vs. a 1-4 Arizona team that Cal shut out a week ago. USC coach Pete Carroll acknowledged all that. “Our standards are so high, we’re feeling frustrated,” he said. “We still have things to fix and get better.” last_img read more

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