T&T beat Jamaica to reach final

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago will play Barbados in the finals of the second round of the 2016 Caribbean Women’s Olympic Beach Qualifier today at the Urban Development Corporation’s Beach in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Trinidad advanced after beating Jamaica 15-11 in a golden set to advance 3-2 in one semi-final while Barbados got the better of French St Martin (3-0). All four teams advance to the third round of the elimination, scheduled for El Salvador in May. Yesterday’s result a big disappointment for the Jamaica delegation. “A golden set is like a penalty shootout in football, one false start and it’s very difficult to come back; we started off slow in the set and we ended up chasing the game and in the end we lost,” said coach Gatasheu Bonner. “Our first aim was to qualify for the third round (but) apart from that we really, really wanted to win this tournament here and give our Jamaican fans something to cheer about.”last_img read more

Shipping Association takes M&CC to court over container fees

first_imgAfter demanding that shipping companies pay a new fee of ,000 for laden containers to leave their wharves, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), after being challenged, haS disclosed that the policy of this implementation will be reviewed.However, even before the announcement of the review, the Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) moved to the High Court on Tuesday challenging the M&CC’s decision to impose the new fee. The SAG, in its court documents filled, emphasised that the Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws does not provide for the imposition of such a tax.A M&CC official seeks a permit from a truck driver on Water Street, Georgetown while a City Constabulary officer stands guardAccording to the Notice of Motion, the SAG through Attorneys Sase Gunraj and Christopher Ram, sought to have an Order or Rule Nisi of Certiorari directed to Royston King, the Town Clerk of the City of Georgetown, quashing the decision made on July 19, 2016 to block and/or impede access of motor vehicles transporting shipping containers on streets within the City of Georgetown unless a fee of $25,000 per container is paid. This application was made on the grounds that the decision is contrary to and in violation of Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws made there under, is biased, without jurisdiction, made in bad faith, is unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious, mala fide, malicious, vindictive, unlawful, ultra vires, null, void and of no legal effect. The SAG is seeking for Town Clerk Royston King to show some cause as to why the said Order or Rule Nisi of Certiorari should not be made absolute.On Tuesday, the M&CC blocked several streets in Georgetown and its environs, demanding that a $25,000 fee be paid for each container to traverse the city streets.The management staff of John Fernandes Terminal told Guyana Times that they were approached by the Deputy Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick, on behalf of the M&CC on Tuesday and were informed that all laden container trucks must pay a fee of $25,000 to traverse the city streets or be blocked at the wharves.M&CC officials were also present outside the Muneshwer’s Wharf, where they also prevented container trucks from entering or leaving the location unless the $25,000 fee was paid.While there, Deputy Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick told media operatives that the City Council was merely invoking Numbers 273 and 274 of its by-laws with respect to the use of its roads by vehicles of a “certain weight”.Meanwhile, in an effort to pacify the situation, which was out rightly rejected by several prominent members of the business community, the M&CC in a statement late Tuesday evening claimed that it conducted a “road assessment” exercise that saw particular thoroughfares being closed to heavy-duty vehicles. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

Rich haul of medals for archers at Shanghai World Cup Stage IV

first_imgIt was a stellar day for Indian archery at the World Cup Stage IV with a haul of a gold, a silver and a bronze medal in Shanghai on Saturday.While the women’s recurve team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro put it across Italy in the final, Deepika secured a bronze in the individual event after beating Erwina Safitri of Indonesia.In another heartening result, the compound team of Jignas Chittibomma, Chinnaraju Srither and Kh. Ratan Singh finished with a silver medal after losing to powerhouses United States in the final.It is the first medal ever for the Indian men’s compound team in a World Cup. The Indian women’s recurve team exacted revenge for the disappointment suffered at the Turin world championships, where the Italians reigned supreme on home turf.Jignas Chittibomma was part of the Indian men’s compound team.The Indian trio took an early lead after six arrows when the team of Pia Carmen Lionetti, Guendalina Sartori and Natalia Valeeva got off to a bad start.India led 52-47 after the first end.In the second, India were marginally better than their opponents but put the issue beyond doubt with a dominant 57-51 edge in the third end with three 10s in a row. It meant that even though the Italians took the fourth end 54-53, they could not prevent India from sealing a comprehensive 215-204 triumph.In all, the Indians had seven perfect 10s to five for the Italians.Mexico bagged the bronze medal with a 216-207 win over Russia.advertisementThe women’s individual bronze medal match, soon after the team final, was a contest between two teenagers as the 17-year-old Deepika upstaged Safitri, who is a year older to her, 6-4.It was a rematch of the quarter- final at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games where the Indian prevailed 7-3.However, Saturday’s match was not an easy affair as Deepika had to recover from an early deficit and the contest was decided by the final arrow in the fifth set.The Indonesian had an impressive 8-10-10 start to an 8-9-8 from Deepika to take the first set 28-25. But the Indian quickly recovered and took the next two sets 28-26 and 26-24.However, Safitri forced a decider taking the fourth set with a 29- 26 result, aided by two perfect 10s.In the fifth set, Deepika edged ahead 9- 8 after the first arrow.The contest rested on a knife’s edge when both archers scored 10 in the second arrow.The Indian let the door ajar with an eight on her final attempt and the Indonesian could have won the contest with a 10.However, pressure got to her and she could only manage seven and the medal went to the more consistent Deepika.The Indian had only two perfect 10s as against six from the Indonesian. Deepika got out of the yellow zone just five times while Safitri did so on eight occasions. Russia’s Inna Stepanova won the gold medal beating Berengere Schuh 6-4.In the men’s compound event, the Indians went down 235-229 to Americans Braden Gellenthien, Reo Wilde and Rodger Willett Junior. It was the first match between the two teams in the event. The Indians were at par with their opponents in the second and third ends but the lead they conceded at the start and the end proved crucial. The six straight 10s the Americans scored in the first end was the highlight. Mexico defeated Australia 234-231 for the bronze.The women’s compound team of Jhano Hansdah, Gagandeep Kaur and Namita Yadav missed out on a medal when they went down 217- 219 to the Philippines in the bronze medal match.The men’s recurve team of Atanu Das, Thupuvoyi Swuro and Jayanta Talukdar finished seventh.last_img read more

Celtics spoil Dwyane Wade’s final Garden visit

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) reaches in on a steal-attempt against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Celtics showed Dwyane Wade plenty of appreciation in his final regular-season visit to TD Garden.They also made sure his memories of that visit included a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Heat: Had 15 turnovers. Shot just 27% from the 3-point line (10 of 37).Celtics: It was Horford’s second career triple-double and first as a Celtic. His first was Jan. 13, 2015, with Atlanta.PAYING RESPECTWade used his shoes to write a special remembrance in honor of rapper Nipsey Hussle , who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday.“Nipsey Hussle. Rest in Heaven,” the message read.The 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was an Eritrean-American father of two who was engaged to actress Lauren London. He was lauded for his philanthropic work in the Los Angeles area.Hussle’s friends across the music industry and other stars, including Rihanna and Snoop Dogg, took to social media to express their condolences as well. Many used the opportunity to point out his role in uplifting African Americans through his community initiatives.“It’s just hard,” Irving said. “Knowing what Nipsey stood for, what he was trying to promote in the community around the world.”INJURY UPDATEMiami’s Derrick Jones Jr. left the game in the first quarter with a right knee injury after a collision with Irving in the first half. Spoelstra said he would have a MRI in Miami. UP NEXTHeat: Host Celtics on WednesdayCeltics: Visit Heat on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Miami (38-39) maintained its half-game lead over Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East after the Magic’s 121-109 loss to Toronto.Two nights after Wade received a warm welcome in Madison Square Garden and picked up a victory in his final game against the New York Knicks, Boston gave him a similar greeting at TD Garden on Monday.Before the game, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge presented Wade with a plaque in commemoration of his career accomplishments.Later, he received a loud ovation from Boston fans when he subbed into the game in the first quarter.“We’ve had so many battles in the playoffs, but appreciate the respect they’ve shown me as a player to give me the plaque and send me away with a piece of the history of the Celtics,” Wade said. That was so cool, and I didn’t expect it at all.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Raptors clinch Atlantic Division after rallying past Magic It was one of the few highlights for either Wade or Miami in the first half.The Celtics jumped out to 30-8 lead after the Heat started just 3 for 14 from the field, including 0 for 7 from the 3-point line.Boston led by as many as 23 points in the second quarter before its lead shrunk to three with 6:44 left in the fourth after the Heat went back to a zone that had been effective at times in the first half.The Celtics continued to have some issues with it but were able to knock down a pair of 3-pointers to help push their lead back up to 101-92.The Heat took advantage of some Boston turnovers and got a jumper from Wade that cut it to 103-100 with 2 minutes left.Dion Waiters missed a 3-pointer for Miami that would have tied the game and Irving converted on a three-point play on the other end.Following a tip-in by Wade, Irving found nothing but air on a fading 3-point attempt, giving it back to Miami. But the Heat’s ensuing possession ended with Kelly Olynyk’s turnover.Irving then was fouled and calmly sank a pair of free throws.“We just could not get it over the hump to close out game,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.TIP-INScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and Boston held off the Miami Heat 110-105 on Monday night.Al Horford added 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (46-32), who are trying to beat out the Indiana Pacers for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ll see when we get there,” Irving said of how the Celtics are trending with the playoffs two weeks away. “I’m pretty sure I think we know who we’re going to play, but we’ll see how it pans out.”Goran Dragic led the Heat with 30 points. Bam Adebayo added 19 points and 14 rebounds. Wade finished with 17 points and seven assists. 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No similarities in playing style between me and Virat Kohli: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgFormer India captain Sachin Tendulkar has been keeping himself busy ever since he retired from international cricket in 2013. From adopting a village in Andhra Pradesh to working for the betterment of under privileged children, Tendulkar has his hands full at the moment.Tendulkar however, recently took some time out from his busy schedule to speak on a range of topics from his views on India’s run-machine Virat Kohli to Ravichandran Ashwin’s phenomenal run in 2016 and the retirement questions which Mahendra Singh Dhoni has to deal with these days.Kohli, who has been in tremendous form this year, is constantly compared with Tendulkar for his batting style and technique. Tendulkar however, doesn’t see any similarities between him and Kohli’s playing style. (Kohli’s batting average better than Tendulkar, Dravid as Test captain)”I don’t see similarities in the playing style. He has his own style. He likes to flick the bat in hand, before every ball. It’s part of his preparation. I never did that. Each batsman does things differently,” Tendulkar told Times of India in an exclusive chat.Tendulkar is also impressed with Kohli’s hunger for runs and passion for victories.”He’s always been hungry, and a good student of the game, his commitment has been very good. He’s surely taken the ‘fitness factor’ to a different level. It’ll have a good effect on the team,” he added.On his first impressions about Kohli, Tendulkar said, “He was a very open-hearted guy, and was hungry to learn, and was passionate. When you play for India, you need to be passionate. That’s what he embodies. He has discipline, dedication and concentration.”advertisement(AP Photo)Like Kohli, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also been on a record-breaking spree this year. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has picked up 59 wickets in 10 Tests this year at an average of 22.83 with 6 five-wicket hauls. He is leading the list of bowler’s with most wickets in 2016 with a comfortable margin and has two more matches to go this year.When it comes to his batting, Ashwin is averaging over 45 and has scored 545 runs with two hundreds and three half-centuries. Tendulkar feels any team in the world be lucky to have an all-rounder like Ashwin.”He’s been a terrific all-rounder, which any team would want to have. He’s scored runs in crisis. He’s an improved bowler in the last two years.”He has skills. As an Indian, we’d want all our cricketers to succeed everywhere. Ashwin is a much better bowler today. He’s a good student of the game. You can see that when he bowls in Tests these days, he’s thinking differently.”Kohli’s success as India’s Test captain has put a lot of pressure on limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been dodging questions on his retirement ever since he decided to step away from the longest format. (Dhoni likely to play first international game in over two months without match practice)At 35, Dhoni is in the final stages of his international career but Tendulkar feels the decision to retire should be left up to India’s most successful captain. (MS Dhoni completes 9,000 ODI runs, joins elite list)”His performances shouldn’t be related to age. I still remember there were articles that T20 cricket is meant for youngsters, which is all wrong. I mean, Brad Hogg is playing at 44. It’s wrong to say that I scored a double hundred in ODIs at 38. Fitness is all that matters.”If a player is physically fit, mentally in a state of mind to play for India, let that be his choice. He knows his mind and body better than anyone else. He’s the best judge. Leave the maters to him,” Tendulkar concluded.last_img read more

10 months ago​Brighton boss Hughton weighs up Murray recall

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Brighton boss Hughton weighs up Murray recallby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton must decide on whether to recall Glenn Murray to his starting lineup.The veteran attacker has enjoyed success against West Ham United, Brighton’s upcoming opponents, in recent games.He scored twice in the 3-0 win at the Hammers last season. But Florin Andone has also been in good form.Speaking on their last win over Manuel Pellegrini’s side, Hughton told The Argus: “It was an emphatic win but I also remember the two centre-halves had to defend really well, deal with a lot of crosses.”Glenn got the first one and Jose (Izquierdo) scored a wonderful goal, it was almost like one of those games that everything went our way.”It was a memorable one but they have certainly come on since then. All we want to do is be right in the game but they are a very good team at the moment.”It will absolutely be a more difficult game than last year. They will start as favourites, they are at home, and we will have to make sure we turn up.” last_img read more

WWEA IWSA to Jointly Promote Wind Technology in Shipping

first_imgzoom The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the International Windship Association (IWSA) have joined forces to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet.As part of the partnership, the associations will facilitate an exchange of non-executive board members.The WWEA will contribute with its experience in driving industry transition and taking advantage of the power of wind energy technology. The IWSA, in parallel, will continue to bring together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.“Collaborating with the WWEA team on joint projects enables IWSA to accelerate uptake of this abundantly available, free-to-use energy source into the maritime sector,” Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary General, said.“Shipping is certainly an area that will greatly benefit from the uptake of wind power and we look forward to working closely with IWSA to make that happen faster and at scale,” Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General, said.The associations’ first collaborative steps will be taken during the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) summit, taking place November 6 – 17 in Bonn, Germany.Also during UNFCCC COP23, WWEA will support the “Ambition 1.5C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan” summit on November 13.last_img read more

Stage North to hold auditions for the first show of the next

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Stage North Theatre Society has chosen the first show of the next season, and they want you to be a part of it.The first show of the next season will be The Addams Family, a funny musical based on the characters created by Charles Addams.Stage North is looking for cast members to be a part of this show and will be holding auditions for anyone interested in taking part. Auditions for the show will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre on May 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.If you do not want to appear on stage but still want to lend a hand, according to Stage North, there are positions open for carpenters, painters, costumers, and more.For more information, you can send an email to stagenorth@stagenorth.ca.last_img read more

‘Mahagathbandhan’ announces seat-sharing formula in Bihar

first_imgNew Delhi: Finally, Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) made it official its seat-sharing formula on Friday.Interestingly, top leaders like Tejashwi Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Sharad Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi gave a miss to the much-awaited press conference to announce the seat-sharing pact and it was announced by state leaders of alliance partners only. As it was first reported by the Millennium Post that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) — the key constituent of the Grand Alliance — would get lion’s share, so Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD will contest on 20 seats out of total 40 seats and Congress has settled with nine seats in the state. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’While talking to reporters in Patna, RJD national spokesperson Manoj Jha and RJD state president Ram Chandra Purve said that former JD(U) president and NDA convener Sharad Yadav will be contesting on an RJD symbol and merge his party Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) with it after the Lok Sabha polls. Recent entrants to the Mahagathbandhan Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasheel Insan Party (VIP) will field their candidates on five and three seats respectively, while former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) has been given three seats, including Aurangabad, which was once represented by former governor Nikhil Kumar. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KLeaders of all the alliance partners of the Mahagathbandhan, including Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Madan Mohan Jha was also present at the press conference. The candidates were also announced for the Lok Sabha seats that would go to polls in the first phase, for which filing of nominations will end on March 25 and votes will be cast on April 11. In the first phase, the polls would be held on Gaya, Nawada, Aurangabad and Jamui seats. The Mahagadbandhan candidates for all the four seats are Jitan Ram Manjhi from Gaya, Vibha Devi, the wife of RJD’s notorious leader Raj Ballabh Yadav who is serving a jail term for raping a minor, Upendra Rai from Aurangabad and Bhudev Choudhary from Jamui seat. In the first phase, the HAM will contest on two seats — Gaya and Aurangabad – out of its total share of three seats, while RLSP would contest on one – Jamui – out of its total share of five seats and RJD on one — Nawada — out of 20 seats. As per sources, the seat-sharing pact was delayed as Congress and HAM had locked their horns over Aurangabad seat. Notably, former Delhi Police Commissioner Nikhil Kumar had represented Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat in 2004 on the Congress ticket. The NDA is likely to field its sitting MP Sushil Kumar Singh from Aurangabad, Veena Devi from Nawada, Chirag Paswan from Jamui. While announcing the seat-sharing decision, Bihar RJD chief Ram Chandra Purve said, “CPI(ML) will contest one seat from the RJD quota. Five seats have been allocated to the RLSP and three to VIP and HAM(S) respectively. Jitan Ram Manjhi will contest from Gaya.” On being asked ‘how can you say’ ‘all is well’ when your leader (Tejashwi Yadav) doesn’t come, RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha said, “Am I nothing in my party? You are making me insignificant? If format changes at the last moment, it’s a party’s decision, do not question that.” RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav had on Wednesday said that Bihar’s Mahagathbandhan’ is intact, rubbishing rumours that all was not well in the ‘grand alliance’. He had called it “a union of hearts and not just of parties (dalon ka nahin, dilon ka gathbandhan hai). “There is no heartburn among the alliance partners,” he had averred.last_img read more

In the zone Johnsons 3point shooting keeps Buckeyes in Big Ten Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS — If the Ohio State women’s basketball team (20-9) goes on to win the Big Ten Tournament title, it will have senior guard Brittany Johnson to thank. During Friday night’s quarterfinal round game against No. 5-seeded Iowa (22-8), oft-relied-on sources of offense were less than reliable for the Buckeyes. It took senior center Jantel Lavender nearly 12 minutes to score her first points against the Hawkeyes. By game’s end, Lavender had made five of her nine field-goal attempts. She finished the night with 11 points — 11.6 points below her season average of 22.6 per game. OSU’s second-leading scorer, junior guard Samantha Prahalis, scored only seven points on 2-for-10 shooting from the field. Prahalis also fell short of her season average of 14.1 points per game. OSU coach Jim Foster said he wasn’t satisfied with the Buckeyes’ offensive output. “I thought we were a little careless with the ball,” Foster said. “We were forcing too much in the first half.” Johnson, however, was a scoring threat from the opening tip until the final buzzer. After opening up OSU’s scoring with back-to-back 3-pointers in the first half, Johnson put away the game with three more 3-pointers late in the second. There were a couple more threes in between as well. All told, Johnson made seven of 14 3-point attempts against Iowa and finished the game with a season-high 23-point performance. “I was just in the zone, I guess,” Johnson said. “I just wanted to step up and help my teammates out. That’s what I did.” After the game, Foster said Johnson played well on both sides of the court to lead OSU to the 71-61 win. “(Johnson’s) developed herself into being a great shooter,” Foster said. “I thought her defense tonight was every bit as exciting as the 3-point shots.” Even Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder had praise for Johnson. “(Johnson’s) a good player,” Bluder said. “You’ve got to know where she is all the time. She is a really, really good 3-point shooter.” Lavender might have summarized Johnson’s contribution to Friday’s victory most succinctly. “We have the utmost confidence in (Johnson’s) shot,” Lavender said. “She did a great job focusing tonight. That’s what we needed to win.” OSU continues Big Ten Tournament play with a semifinal round game against No. 1-seeded Michigan State (26-4) on Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse. read more