first_imgSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy says the unofficial warm-up games against Zimbabwe and Warwickshire will be used to help tour selectors determine the best XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup in India.The Windies face Zimbabwe in the first of four warm-up games at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium today at 7:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. Jamaica time).They take on the African unit again on Monday, before clashing with Warwickshire on March 4 and again two days later.Sammy said the side was such a strong one that finding a final XI could prove a headache.”We have the core of our team. Obviously, we have some new players coming into our World Cup team like Carlos (Brathwaite), Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Ashley Nurse … they are coming back into the team. We need to come up with a combination that we think will help us win the World Cup,” the experienced all-rounder said yesterday.”To be fair, it will be tough to select that 11-man squad. Carlos has played really well, Jason [has played well], Benn becomes a very important fact with Narine pulling out of the World Cup, so it’s just about fine-tuning ourselves, both technically and tactically.”He added: “We will use those four games here – the two against Zimbabwe especially – to come up with the XI that will closely be what we want to play in the World Cup.”ONEOFTHEFAVOURITESWest Indies enter the T20 World Cup as one of the favourites, especially after winning the event in 2012 in Sri Lanka and reaching the semi-finals two years ago in Bangladesh.They have retained the likes of superstar opener Chris Gayle, all-rounder AndrÈ Russell, Dwayne Bravo, and Lendl Simmons – all of whom are in great demand on the global T20 circuit.Sammy said he was pleased with the side’s preparations, especially with several members of the squad having played in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League here.”It has been good. Eight guys from the squad have been here playing in the Pakistan Super League,” he pointed out.”The conditions have been similar to what we will get in India … and now we have the camp, which will help us prepare even further for the World Cup.”It’s always good to be back in West Indies colours, especially in T20 cricket – a format that we have a World Cup and which we are confident of playing really well in.”West Indies will wrap up their preparation camp on March 7 and fly to Kolkata, where they will play official warm-up games against Australia and India.The T20 World Cup runs from March 8 to April 3.last_img read more

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Joshua eyes Parker bout in March View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taguchi (27-2-2) was even able to land uppercuts as Melindo closed the distance.The Japanese also added the vacant Ring Magazine light flyweight belt after defending the WBA strap for a seventh time since 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis was supposed to be Melindo’s second defense of the IBF belt after he won the title from Hekie Budler in September. WBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi, right, of Japan sends a left to IBF champion Milan Melindo of the Philippines in the second round of their world light flyweight boxing unification title match in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Taguchi beat Melindo by a unanimous decision to win the both title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)Milan Melindo saw a sour ending to his 2017 as he bowed to Ryoichi Taguchi in their unification bout for the WBA and IBF World light flyweight titles Sunday at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Japan.The taller Taguchi used his two-inch reach advantage on Melindo (37-3-0) landing crisp long-range shots to keep his distance en route to a unanimous decision victory, 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 awardlast_img read more

first_imgEssequibo rice miller Wazeer Hussein is once again in hot water after he was arrested on Thursday evening after he reportedly continues to block the entrance to the Hampton Court Aerodrome, on the Essequibo Coast. He was reportedly escorted to Eveleary where he will be further question alone with his son who was also arrested.About a week ago, Hussein was slapped with several charges including resisting arrest, threatening behaviour and obstructing officials of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC) from carrying out their duties.Hussein is claiming ownership of the plot of land that is used to gain access to theA plan of the reserve that is being blocked by Husseinaerodrome, but according to documents provided, the GL&SC had informed the businessman that the plot of land was owned by the State and as such, ordered that he give up possession of the reserve immediately.  The notice also stated that failure to comply will result in legal action being brought against him by the Commission.Guyana Times was told that Hussein has claimed ownership of the land for quite some time now, but only recently, he started to block the main access route to the facility which is supposed to be accessible on a 24-hour basis in case of emergencies.However, on Thursday, the miller was arrested and taken into custody after he refused to comply with the order.While this newspaper could not confirm what other offences he is being held for, it is believed that he is been questioned in relation to the death of a baby after the infant was transferred from the Essequibo Coast to the Georgetown Public Hospital.Guyana Times understands that on the day the baby was supposed to be transferred to Georgetown, Hussein blocked the entrance to the aerodrome, thus causing a prolonged delay in the execution of the medevac.In addition, this publication understands Hussein would have made several comments on social media which is also been allegedly investigated by the Police.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s chances of signing a new Arsenal deal are virtually nil, according to Sky sources. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 –  Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has turned down the opportunity to join Premier League champions Chelsea, according to Sky sources.The Gunners had agreed to sell the England international to their London rivals for a fee believed to be £35m. However, Sky Sports News understands the 24-year-old favours a move to Liverpool ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract at the end of the season and is now set to either see out the remaining 11 months of his Arsenal deal or move to Liverpool, were they to put in a bid and have it accepted.Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is currently on duty with the England squad, has started all of Arsenal’s games this season but met manager Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool, to discuss his future.Former Arsenal man Nigel Winterburn thinks it is time for Oxlade-Chamberlain to depart and told Sky Sports News on Tuesday: “Personally, I think he has had enough at Arsenal.“It is time to move on and face a new challenge.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgAt polling places on Election Day, San Gabriel Valley voters expressed disappointment that so few of their fellow residents turned out to cast ballots. Without statewide or national contests to draw voters, cities expected a low turnout of 13 to 17 percent, officials said. But those that did trek to polling places said municipal elections were crucial to their cities’ future. And the lack of civic engagement has had a negative effect on local government, some said. “That’s why we keep getting the same bums in office,” said longtime West Covina resident and voter Charlene Schmidt, 60. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Schmidt was leaving a Honda dealership on East Garvey Avenue where poll workers had seen a little more than 100 voters by about 1 p.m. “We’re still looking for the big rush,” said poll worker Johnny Key, noting that things usually get busier after regular work hours. Voter turnout for local elections in the county has dropped since a high of 17.7 percent in 1983. Four years ago, 11.4 percent of eligible voters went to the polls, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office. In Montebello, contests for city council, clerk, treasurer and school board meant there was more on the ballot than in most Valley cities. Poll workers in the city said they did notice an uptick in turnout for the contentious election this year. Rose Mary Brougher said she has worked at the Montebello polls for the past 40 years. “We have a city that really needs guidance,” she commented as a steady trickle of voters came to her polling station at a residence in the 700 block of North Fourth Street. “People need to get out and see what’s going on in their cities,” Brougher said, lamenting the overall decline in voting. Outside the polling station, voters Ray and Margaret Gallego, who have lived in Montebello more than 40 years, said local politics were exasperating and they were hoping for change. But that very frustration with city government may be driving residents away from the polls, they said. “The problem with voters is this: You don’t know who to believe any longer. You kind of throw your hands up,” Ray Gallego, 72, said. Added Margaret Gallego, 69, “Not too many people feel it makes a difference.” Meanwhile, 22-year-old Dominic Tiberio was getting on his skateboard after casting his ballot. “I don’t know too much about politics here,” he said. “My mom is really into city stuff, so she’d be disappointed if I didn’t vote.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want 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_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “After 10 months of investigation, including hearing many witnesses, we have strong indications that Natalee has died,” Dompig told The Associated Press. Dompig said she could have either died in a nonviolent manner, by her going into shock or that she collapsed due to her body’s reaction to effects from alcohol or drugs, or she was killed. Holloway was last seen leaving a bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. No one has been charged in her disappearance – though Dompig told AP that the three remain suspects – and the investigation has produced a number of false leads. Dompig said searches for her body in sand dunes along the island’s northern tip, at a beach close to the Marriott Resort – where van der Sloot said he last left Holloway – and a salt pond near the hotel, were ongoing and will continue in the coming weeks. “Our main priority is to find forensic evidence,” he told AP, noting searches were based on tips. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Aruban police are reportedly looking into the possibility that the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway could be linked to alcohol or drugs, according to a report Thursday by CBS. Witnesses have come forward who say the then 18-year-old Holloway had drugs in her possession and was drinking heavily on May 30, the day she disappeared, Gerald Dompig, deputy chief of police for Aruba, told CBS television’s “48 Hours Mystery” program, which released a partial transcript of the interview on Thursday. “We feel strongly that she probably went into shock or something happened to her system with all the alcohol – maybe on top of that, other drugs, which either she took or they gave her – and that she … just collapsed,” he said in the interview, scheduled for broadcast on Saturday. A cover-up may have ensued after the death, he said. Dompig specified that witnesses did not see Holloway taking drugs, only that she had them in her possession. Dompig told CBS investigators believe that someone took steps to carefully hide Holloway’s body – perhaps burying her twice. In January, investigators searched sand dunes in the same northern area with more than 50 officers. Beth Twitty, Holloway’s mother, could not be immediately reached Thursday for comment. 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

first_imgShay Given’s father has said he thinks the Irish management team picked the wrong team for last night’s disastrous game against Croatia.Seamus Given was speaking after Ireland’s 3-1 defeat in their first Euro 2012 game which leaves them with a mountain to climb.Seamus said he would not have started with the same team that Trapatonni picked. “The team was not right for the occasion. It’s horses for courses. There should have been a couple on from the start and a couple left out.“The eleven players that were put out, and this is no disrespect to Doyle or Keane, were simply not physically strong enough.“We needed a couple of strong players up front. The Croatians are a big side and there were 7 of 8 of them which were head and shoulders above most of our guys,” he said.The Lifford man said despite the heavy defeat, the fans and the team are already beginning to lift their spirits again. “I think the feeling here is that we have nothing to lose.“We can go out and win the remaining two games and the spectators are already beginning to lift their spirits again“You could tell by the expression on the faces of the team that they were so disappointed but they know that they just have to buckle down and try and go out and do the best they can and hopefully get a win,” he said. TRAP PICKED THE WRONG TEAM – SEAMUS GIVEN was last modified: June 11th, 2012 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:Seamus GivenShay Givenlast_img read more

first_imgMotorists travelling through the Oldtown Road area of Letterkenny will face 11 more weeks of disruption due to sewerage replacement works.While the traffic lights remain in operation at the Old Dunnes Stores roundabout, it has been revealed that the estimated completion date of works in the area is 16th November 2019.Motorists will be getting a break from traffic tailbacks for the busy Christmas period. To reduce disruption during this time, the contractor will be required to stop operations at Oldtown by 18th November 2019 until 19th January 2020. Traffic flow will return to normal on the R250 during this time. The details of the works were issued following a request by local Councillor Gerry McMonagle.Irish Water said that the works on Pearse Road are now complete and are moving through Oldtown Road towards Lower Main Street.The contractor will then move the operations to Crieve Road (Rockhill) on 18th November. The remaining works on Ballymacool Road / Convent Road will follow afterwards, with an estimated completion date of April 2020.Meanwhile, the Irish Water works are continuing in Glencar, Letterkenny. The 24 hour road closure finished at Glencar last Friday and a two way/traffic light arrangement is in place for works to be finished this week. The contractor will then move to the top of New Line Road to complete works towards the Willowbrook Estate using a traffic lights system.Christmas reprieve for motorists as Oldtown roadworks continue until mid-November was last modified: September 2nd, 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

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Abigail Paxton 2019-2020 Utica FFA ReporterOn September 24, 14 high school students took a trip to Infirmary Mound Park for  the Licking and Franklin County sub-district soils Career Development Event (CDE). There they competed individually in several components of the Ag soils CDE. The components were 2 pits to judge, a general knowledge exam, and a soil survey test, based on using the land for ag purposes. They judged the pits by structure, texture, water tables, slope, landform, and living organisms and how those properties would affect soil erosion, water quality, compaction, and soil health.  The general knowledge exam is based on the Ohio FFA Ag Soils Manual, while the soil survey exams asked questions about the test site, based from the Web Soil Survey.  Our team was 1st place out 4 teams and Amanda Annett placed 1st, Emily Hill 2nd, and Kenneth Davenport 3rd  and were the top 3 individuals at the contest.. Abby Paxton and Matthew Swafford round out the top 5 members of the team and moved onto the district competition. Everyone had a blast!On October 1, the top 5 students traveled to Carroll Ohio and represented out chapter. Thank you to the Brandt Family Farms for hosting this event for all of the district 7 FFA members.  Our team placed 2nd out of 17 teams. Amanda Annett placed 1st out of 76 students, Emily Hill placed 16th, Kenneth Davenport  20th, Abby Paxton 32nd, and Matthew Swafford 69th. The top 4 will advance onto state on October 12!  We are beyond excited for our members.last_img read more

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts You have done it. Your co-workers have done it. You have seen it effect companies, athletes, celebrities. It is the curse of Stupid Tweet Syndrome.Well, it is time to get some Stupid Tweet Insurance.Kiln Group, an insurance specialist underwriting firm at Lloyds of London, wants to protect companies from the damage that Stupid Tweet Syndrome (our name for the disease) can cause. Details are not clear as to what exactly the insurance would pay out but if a brand is substantially damage by a vindictive or careless tweet, Kiln Group would be able to cover it.AllTwitter at Media Bistro picked up the story from City News Toronto. Companies that get Stupid Tweet insurance could pay $100,000 for $10 million in coverage. If it seems like a joke, well yes there is a certain level of absurdity to the idea of insuring yourself against a tweet. Yet, the possibility of significant damage being done is very real.Twitter is a mode of communication. Like any other mode of communication, people can cause harm to brand or reputation if they purposely send tweets that are lies. Would a libel suit not be considered libel just because it was tweeted and not, for instance, blogged?AllTwitter cites Erik Dolden, a lawyer for Vancouver-based Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, who says that the tweet (or some derivation of) “My boss is a big fat cow,” is very common. Employees tweeting disapproval of their bosses is nothing new but it can lead to lawsuits between the corporation and the employee and where there is the risk of lawsuits, there is insurance.According to the report, Stupid Tweet insurance for individuals is probably five years away. So, celebrities and athletes that say idiotic or insensitive things on Twitter are not yet covered. But, the brands they represent could be. A recent example would be the dust up between insurance company Aflac and comedian Gilbert Gottfried. Gottfried was the “voice” of the Aflac duck until he was fired by the company after he made insensitive tweets about the recent earthquake in Japan. In the current Kiln Group scenario, Aflac would probably be able to cover itself against Gottfried’s remarks, though the comedian himself would not be able to insure his personal brand for comments he made on the social network. dan rowinski Tags:#twitter#web center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more