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CWC 2019: ENG vs BAN and AFG vs NZ Review

first_imgImage Courtesy: Times NowAdvertisement 3weu8NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjuxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eejh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wpWould you ever consider trying this?😱7mwCan your students do this? 🌚335jRoller skating! Powered by Firework England returned back to winning ways after ousting the Bangladesh side while the Blackcaps made easy work of Afghanistan.Advertisement Match 1: England vs Bangladesh; Sophia Gardens, CardiffImage Courtesy: Times NowThe England side was devoid of Moeen Ali who was out for this encounter, Eoin Morgan named an extra pacer in the form of Liam Plunkett for the all-rounder. After being put into bat by Mashrafe Mortaza, the opening pair were shackled for the initial few overs before going all out.Advertisement Bangladeshi bowlers had no reply to the carnage put on by Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. Roy, in particular, looked in great touch. The maverick opener raced to 150 with three consecutive sixes of Mehidy Hassan but was soon dismissed.The baton was soon switched over to Jos Buttler who continued his impressive run as well. A stellar cameo of 27 off just 8 balls in the end by Plunkett was a cherry on top as England finished with 386-6. Their highest ever World Cup total.Advertisement Shakib Al-Hasan stood out for Bangladesh with this third consecutive fifty. The all-rounder took things up a notch by converting it into a century. The target looked out of reach for the side as they succumbed to a defeat by 106 runs. Jofra Archer stood out again with the ball after picking up a three-wicket haul.Match 2: Afghanistan vs New Zealand; TauntonThe clash between the sides who are at the opposite ends of the CWC 2019 table started off in favour of the underdogs. Afghanistan, who were without the services of Mohammad Shahzad due to injury, roped in Noor Ali Zadran.The opening pair raced away to 60-0 in no time before calamity struck. Half of the side were back in the pavilion in no time. Hashmutallah Shahidi stuck around till the end for a well made 59, but it was not enough as they collapsed to 172.Martin Guptill was dismissed for a first ball duck to begin the second innings on a bright note for the bowling side. But the calmness of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured a smooth chase for the Kiwis, who reached the target with 18 overs to spare.Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 79 while Ross Taylor fell two short of his fifty. This win propels the Blackcaps to the top of the table with them yet to taste defeat. Jimmy Neesham was adjudged as the Man Of The Match for his five-wicket haul.Read Also:Yuvraj Singh and Matthew Hayden indulge in a war of words on TwitterCWC 2019: Top 5 Ind vs Aus World Cup Encounters Advertisementlast_img read more

Shooting investigation continues

first_imgA shooting in Emerald last year is believed to have been a targeted attack, despite the victim not knowing the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Barcelona set for all the way win

first_imgBARCELONA should use her pace to run rivals into the ground in this afternoon’s ninth event for three-year-old fillies, non-winners of two races, at six and a half furlongs. Though sired by Natural Selection, who has thrown derby winners PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and SHE’S A MANEATER, plus FUTURE KING, disqualified after passing the post in front two years ago, BARCELONA’s dam is Buyabook, who is also the mother of former sprint champion POKER STAR, which appears to be her dominant gene. In five starts to date, including a brave attempt at eight and a half furlongs, BARCELONA, a comfortable winner at five and a half on her debut in April, seems, at best, to be a sprinter who can get middle distances if allowed to have things her way on the lead. With no genuine speed among her 13 opponents, BARCELONA, who is nicely in at the weights with 115lb and looking better at exercise each week, would have preferred it shorter but gets a race in which she can control the pace against her main rival, ACKEE PIE. Richard Azan’s ACKEE PIE last raced August 11, chasing COUNCIL OF TRENT all day in a nine-furlong-and-25-yards race won by STORM, eventually weakening into fourth place behind INNOVATOR, who had stumbled at the start, and third-place VIKUNA, a 45-1 outsider. ACKEE PIE had recently returned from a four-month lay-up and continues to avoid the round course at exercise, galloping 1:01.3 from the gate at five furlongs straight, which is never a good sign. During ACKEE PIE’s absence, BARCELONA debuted on April 28 and raced five times. Though champion trainer Wayne DaCosta gave her two months off, she returns active in the mornings, galloping five and a half furlongs at exercise for three consecutive weeks. Her last two gallops were bullet workouts, 1:07.2 on August 31, and a five-furlong spin, 1:01.1, last Thursday morning, signalling DaCosta’s intent to take the race by the ‘scruff’ of the neck from the word go. Though ACKEE PIE has faced better horses, even placing sixth in the Thornbird Stakes behind 1000 Guineas winner DISABILITY CHARM, her questionable exercise habits – accompanied by a pony in the mornings and spending time in the pool – make her susceptible to BARCELONA’s speed at six and a half furlongs. Going eight and a half furlongs on July 7, BARCELONA carried splits of 47.3, 59.3, 1:12.2 and 1:25.0, leading for seven furlongs, before being overhauled by AXLE ROD and INNOVATOR, who barely relegated her into third place. Omar Walker won aboard BARCELONA on debut and has, no doubt, been putting her through her paces at exercise, which should give him a fair enough idea of how to use her speed at six and a half furlongs.last_img read more

Mazaruni channel now 90% clear, life returns to normal

first_imgDear Editor,Interestingly, I noticed a letter written on Saturday mentioning that the channel at Piremap Falls never affected river traffic over the past three months. Strange!! One only has to check with the two main jet boat operators, whose offices are located a stones’ throw apart at Charlotte and Light Streets, Georgetown, or the boat operators at Bartica, the parents and teachers of the secondary school children from Issano, Kangaruma, Enachu, or the Medics at Issano etc, to ascertain the facts. It is a fact that the jet boat services were directly prevented from operating by the dredge blocking the channel for 43 days total since the mishap back in July. The other boats from Bartica were directly affected also, only less as those boats are narrower in structure and were able to, at high risk, sneak by the wreck for a longer period when the water is high, and even those boats were prevented from operating for close to a month in total.On a lighter note however, the wreck was finally hauled significantly from the channel yesterday, I repeat, yesterday the 8th October, and the channel is now about 90 per cent cleared. May I take this opportunity to express on behalf of all the residents, the Police, the miners, the health workers, teachers, boat operators and all others affected, a heartfelt thank you to MARAD, the relevant Ministries, the salvagers and anyone else who contributed in getting the channel cleared.Life will once again be returned to normal. We the citizens that were directly affected know of the sufferings we went through, and will continue to observe with calm the opinions of experts, and others who from their writings and uttering, know very little of the actual facts.Thank you,Ralph Persaudlast_img read more

Creamline, PetroGazz seal finals showdown

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao SuperligaMeanwhile, in Bulacan, Foton weathered a turbulent opening set to cruise to a 27-25, 25-15, 25-20 victory over Marinerang Pilipina and register its second straight win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Malolos City Sports and Convention Center.The Tornadoes, up against a bunch of Lady Skippers desperate to score their first win, needed key hits from Jaja Santiago to escape the worrisome first set and even their slate to 3-3.“It was a good win for us, we can start to build a momentum from this win,” said Foton coach Aaron Velez.Marinera has now lost five straight games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Valdez had 11 points, Sato nine, Gumabao eight and Blanco—used sparingly because of the lopsided match—added seven for Creamline, which has won the last two conference titles.It was the third straight final appearance for the Cool Smashers, while Angels will make their debut, thanks to a pair of prolific imports in Janisa Johnson and Wilma Salas.“I’m very happy to bring my team to the finals. It’s all hard work not just by me but by the whole team,” said Salas, the Cuban hitter and veteran of the World Championships, through an interpreter.PetroGazz coach Arnold Laniog credited the mental toughness of his team, which he said would be their main weapon in the finals.Johnson added 13 points for PetroGazz, while Jeanette Panaga and Cherry Nunag also came through for the Angels with nine and seven points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Defending champion Creamline crushed PacificTown-Army, 25-12, 25-18, 25-13, while PetroGazz drubbed  BanKo Perlas, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17, underscoring their dominance of an otherwise uneven field this conference.They will start their best-of-three title series on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We know that if we want to make the finals, we have to step up; every player on the bench, on the court, we all have to contribute,” Creamline’s Michelle Gumabao said. “And today, we proved that we are ready to be in the finals.”Thai reinforcement Kuttika Kaewpin scored 12 points for the Cool Smashers, who also got inspired performances from Gumabao, Risa Sato, Alyssa Valdez and import Aleoscar Blanco. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing MPBL: Pampanga, Bataan bounce backcenter_img View comments MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Creamline and PetroGazz finally cemented what had long been a foregone conclusion: A showdown between two powerhouses for the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference championship.The league’s top two teams, whose only losses this conference came at the hands of each other, shut out their respective best-of-three semifinal opponents on Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings publishedlast_img read more

Dismantling the sugar industry

first_imgDismantling the sugar industryIn spite of the coalition leaders’ promise to keep the sugar industry alive, adopting the “sugar is too big to fail” mantra, the steps they have taken so far seem intended to dismantle this vital industry, which is the mainstay of entire communities.Today, along with entire estates, the livelihood of sugar workers and the survival of thousands of families are on the chopping block.During the tenure of the previous Government, despite the challenges facing the survival of the industry, sugar workers’ pay packets were assured, as were their incentive bonuses, no matter how small. Also, their retirement benefits were cast in stone.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration was determined to sustain the industry, and it strove with a multiplicity of interventions to make sugar production viable again.At the commissioning of the packaging facility at Enmore in May of 2011, then President Bharrat Jagdeo, addressing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) management and staff, and workers in the industry’s ancillary services, reiterated his pledge that the PPP/C government would always provide sustained support to “…an industry in which you work, an industry that provides a living for thousands of people, an industry that contributes to our national economy in innumerable ways; in fact, 16 per cent of our [Gross Domestic Product] GDP comes directly from this industry”.One can draw parallels to indicate the quantum of this amount and its importance to the national economy. In the United Kingdom, for instance, the financial sector contributes just five per cent to that country’s GDP, yet, when there is turmoil in that industry, it threatens to create decades of stagnation in that economy and economies related to it.“So the sugar industry is vital for Guyana, not just for sugar workers, but there are some realities to this industry, and the path to success will not be easy…but we have to succeed…there is no other choice,” Jagdeo warned.As he reminded his audience, “We have kept the sugar industry alive in Guyana when sugar industries right across the world – including in the Caribbean – are failing.”In the waning years of the millennium, several Caribbean islands scrapped their sugar industries in the wake of difficulties faced as a consequence of the European Union (EU) price cuts several years prior. As a result of these unilateral price cuts, Guyana’s sugar prices were 36 per cent less than they were five years prior, which resulted in approximately $9 billion (US$45 million) in lost or reduced revenue every year. Detractors had a field day, increasingly, pessimistically prognosticating doom-and-gloom scenarios and advocating relinquishing the sector because they envisaged the problems and challenges in the sugar industry as being insurmountable.However, the then President adamantly assured the stakeholders of the industry that working together Government, workers, and management could make the industry once again successful, despite the very difficult environment – apart from the price cuts. He cited as one of the major challenges facing the industry, the high level of volatility and erratic weather patterns due to global warming. Since then, turnaround plan after turnaround plan has been tried with limited success and billions in subsidies. Some argue that the industry is a drain on the economy and should be rationalised. Others believe that the naysayers and doom-and-gloom prophets are fulfilling their own prognostications of the imminent closure of the sugar sector, and are relishing sounding the death knell of the survival systems of entire communities, because their perception is that sugar is a PPP/C enclave and destroying the sector would be dismantling the support base of the PPP/C, disregarding the fact that their own supporters are also being affected.An objective observer might argue these myopic and destructive Government partners are visionless, and refuse to conceptualise the magnitude of success that a sustained and committed effort can engender in the sector. As for leadership, it is widely felt that they lack the basic skills to lead a country to prosperity, and can only project fiscal policies that are punitive and demoralising to the national psyche.last_img read more

GNBS introduces standardisation to education system

first_imgIn an effort to further promote regularisations within the various sectors of the country, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Tuesday launched its first ever Standards and Academia Initiative, including their works as a part of the formal curriculum in schools, countrywide.This is as the GNBS in recent months embarked on a series of stringent measures to ensure that operations within the economy and society are befitting the standards dictated by the national body.In doing so, the Bureau has now moved to introduce its new educational approach which seeks to address the significance of standardisation, starting from within the schools.While speaking at the launch of the Standards and Academia Initiative on Tuesday, the Executive Director of the GNBS, Candell Walcott-Bostwick, expressed delight in realisation of this significant undertaking.“This initiative is to educate our students, our leaders for tomorrow, on the roles and functions of the GNBS as the national standards body and the benefits of implementing standards.”On that note, Bostwick pointed out that many persons are not aware the Bureau exists, much less of its roles and functions. As such, she posited that this project is aimed at bridging that gap. In fact, she deems this the formal induction of standardisation to the education system.The GNBS Executive Director then went on to outline the structure this new approach will have, while emphasising the importance of teaching locally and internationally established standards, especially in schools across Guyana.Adding to that, she highlighted the ripple effect this effort will have; particularly as the students go on to pursue career paths which will be crucial to the development of the country.Bostwick pointed out that, “This initiative is to provide students with sufficient knowledge on the benefits of standards applicable to different sectors and is expected to facilitate a smooth transition into higher levels of education and into everyday lives, and continued by saying, “Standards influence everything. Our students must be educated in this importance field since it will boost their understanding in key topics such as globalisation, which is rampant and will remain so for the foreseeable future.”Moreover, the GNBS Director indicated that this initiative is one of the outcomes of Guyana’s participation in a past forum hosted by the International Organisation of Standards (ISO).The event on Tuesday officially kicked off the pilot project of the Standards and Academia Initiative which will see the GNBS partnering with the Education Ministry.During this first phase, an information booklet, titled: “Let’s Talk Standards”, will be distributed to primary schools in Regions Three, Four, Five, Six and 10 so as to facilitate the introduction of standardisation into the curriculum.Come next year, the Bureau is set to organise a series of activities, such as debate competitions, which will assess the progress of this venture. Based on the success of this pilot project, the initiative will then materialise in schools across Guyana, officially taking its place as a part of the country’s academic curriculum, with the possibility of extending across all levels.last_img read more

Van Gaal battles to stem Martial hype

first_img0Shares0000Anthony Martial of Manchester United (9) celebrates with Memphis Depay as he scores his and his team’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Southampton, United Kingdom. PHOTO/Getty/Yahoo!SOUTHAMPTON, September 21- Louis Van Gaal admits he faces a battle to manage the expectations growing around Anthony Martial after the striker took his tally to three goals in his first three Manchester United games.Martial followed his debut goal against Liverpool with a double in the 3-2 victory at Southampton that moved United up to second place in the Premier League table on Sunday. The forward arrived at Old Trafford following a £36 million (49.6 million euros) move from Monaco at the end of the transfer window.Yet while there were doubts expressed about the size of the price-tag, Martial has wasted no time making an impact.“Anthony Martial is already special because we paid a lot of money for him. A lot of people are thinking he is a great star but he is a boy of 19. In three matches he has shown a lot,” said United boss Van Gaal.“I am very happy with him but we and he have to keep our feet on the ground.”Van Gaal admitted the youngster will need time to settle into his new surroundings.“He cannot speak English, I speak French with him, I need help with that with Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin, it is very difficult but he is willing to speak English, it is a matter of time but when he speaks English good enough he will answer the questions.“First he needs to adapt to the English culture, he is doing great -– three matches in a row and three goals.“He has the talent for it. When you are 19 years old you cannot expect consistency. Emotionally they shall have a lot of dips so that I expect also from him but that is not a big problem for me.“I’m very happy that he is in three matches and his talent is at a high level and he adapts to the system of how we want to play, that is also important, not every player can adapt in that system but he shows he wants to do that and he can do that.“He scores goals. That is the most important thing, that as a striker he scores goals.“That is his quality, his talent. He can improve I think but he has a high level of talent. He shows it. He shows it under great pressure and that is maybe his greatest talent.”Martial scored twice after Graziano Pelle had put Southampton ahead with Juan Mata adding United’s third before Pelle headed a late second.A mistake from Maya Yoshida led to Martial’s second and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said: “I hate always players, in general not criticising Maya, I hate players who pass the ball always back to the goalkeeper, play it into the space in front.”He added: “There were several moments in the game where you put the pressure on them. We saw the weaknesses of Manchester Untied today, defensively.”But Van Gaal took issue with the suggestion United were flawed at the back.“Have you seen the goal average against, also last season. All the media was writing the defence is very bad but at the end we were third in the Premier League.”Responding to Koeman’s claim that United displayed defensive weaknesses, he added: “This is also remarkable, that he says that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tips on how to shake the salt habit

first_imgWASHINGTON – Some tips to cut a high-salt diet:Know how much sodium you’re eating – 2,300 milligrams a day is the upper limit for most people. Those with high blood pressure are urged to eat much less, and 1,500 mg is plenty for good health.Read food labels. Three-fourths of daily sodium intake comes from processed foods, and they are required to list the amount of sodium per serving on the label.Comparison shop. The amount of salt added to different foods can vary widely by brand. Limit consumption of smoked or salt-cured meats, such as hot dogs, ham, bacon and lunch meats.At a restaurant, ask for salad dressing and other sauces on the side, and ask that your food be prepared without salt or monosodium glutamate, MSG.Remove the salt shaker.On the Net:National Institutes of Health blood pressure and salt info: Heart Association:’s lower-salt campaign: local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Check for low- or reduced-sodium brands of your favorite foods. Even chicken broth, a staple for Thanksgiving gravy, now comes in low-sodium versions.Cook from scratch whenever possible. Substitute garlic, sage and other herbs, for salt, or try salt-free seasonings like Mrs. Dash. Other flavorings also can substitute for salt, like lemon on fish; roasting vegetables like red peppers to bring out their flavor; low-salt marinades for meat.Limit convenience foods like pizza and frozen dinners. A single slice of some pizzas can account for nearly half your daily sodium allotment.Taste isn’t always an indicator of salt content. Some breakfast cereals can have more salt than potato chips. That’s because sprinkling salt on the surface of a food makes the flavor go farther than when it is mixed into a more complex food.Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose no-salt-added canned vegetables. Frozen vegetables seldom contain much salt, unless they’re coated with sauces.last_img read more

South L.A. parade is a march of praise

first_imgIt was a two-mile course in freedom – the nation’s longest parade tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Only Monday’s “Kingdom Day Parade” trumpeted more than King’s dream to shatter America’s racial shackles. For many, it meant the promise of a better life. “Look at that, that’ll make you shout, right there,” exclaimed Charles McCoy, 25, of Los Angeles, who is African-American, as an Inglewood High School drill team high-stepped into view. “That’s what it’s all about – a new generation. The parade represents me being here and doing the things I do: going to college, running the marathon, being all that you can be. That we’ve definitely come a long way.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The South Los Angeles parade, hosted by the Congress for Racial Equality and sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, drew an estimated 10,000 people, mostly African-Americans, to what many consider to be the nation’s largest King Day celebration. It also brought a bandwagon of city and state leaders who called for better higher education, wages and health care for a new generation of American workers. “I know, if he was here, (King) would admonish us: Don’t just march for me, don’t just honor me, but get to work,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the parade’s grand marshal, who decried the 50 percent dropout rate of Latino and African-American students before actually sprinting down a portion of the parade route. “Those kids deserve a better life. And that’s why we’re here today.” Elsewhere in the city, residents celebrated with prayer breakfasts, panel discussions, artwork and documentaries dedicated to the minister who championed nonviolent protests against racial segregation and laws barring blacks from voting. In the glare of a hot morning sun, the Kingdom Day parade kicked off with bands, drill teams, floats and dignitaries who headed west from Western Avenue down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard before hooking south on Crenshaw Avenue toward Leimert Park. While vendors sold T-shirts commemorating King’s “I have a dream” speech, homeowners hawked hot links from front-lawn barbecues as parents lined up with their children along the route. Few could imagine that America would not only herald its 20th holiday for the civil-rights leader, but that in Los Angeles a street bearing his name would court a cavalcade of politicians – including state Controller Steve Wesley, Assembly Speaker Fabio Nuez and Attorney General Bill Lockyer – in his honor. Among the throng were church groups seeking better care for women with HIV/AIDS, parents of slain children and those demanding an end to state-sponsored executions. “I never would have dreamed that this could happen,” said Beatrice Wallace, 65, of Los Angeles, clapping her hands to a New Orleans Dixieland Band playing “Down by the Riverside.” A Mardi Gras theme paid tribute to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. But for many, the parade was about pride in being black. “Proud, very proud,” said LaTonya Solomon, 41, of Montclair during her first visit to the 21-year-old parade, accompanied by her two teenage sons. “Martin Luther King – he paved the way for a lot of African-Americans. We have freedom. Equality.” “But we have a long way to go,” Wayne Byrd noted. “We’ve been a little removed from (King’s) dream,” said the 65-year-old health clinic administrator, who called for more blacks in law enforcement and political office as Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles police Chief William Bratton marched by. “It’s good, it’s great, because it celebrates Martin Luther King,” added Dominique Taylor, 12, of Los Angeles. “He changed the world so black people and white people can get on the same bus together.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 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