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Hunting a ‘perfect game’

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):West Indies enter the decisive third Test against Pakistan at Windsor Park today chasing the “perfect cricket game”, as they seek to notch their first series win over a higher-ranked side in five years and turn the corner on a worrying trend of results.A series, which started in disappoint-ment with a seven-wicket defeat at Sabina Park last month, suddenly took a turn for the better last week when the Windies produced a memorable performance to crush Pakistan by 106 runs at Kensington Oval and level the three-match series.And with the hosts on the verge of ending a protracted drought, captain Jason Holder told reporters that rather than feeling pressure, it was critical his side pulled all the various facets of their game together to execute over the next five days.”There’s no pressure. We’re in a situation where we’ve played some good cricket in this series so far,” a calm Holder said on the eve of the contest.”We haven’t been perfect, but we’re striving to play a perfect cricket game. Once we strive to do that and we get 99 per cent of that going right, I think we will be on the better side at the end of this game.”He added: “It always gives you confidence to win any cricket game. As I said before, there are still a few areas I would like to see them tighten up in. One is, for sure, our fielding, and I urge the guys to play a perfect cricket game, and there’s no better chance to do than in this final game.”West Indies were almost unrecognisable in the last Test in Barbados. On every occasion they found themselves in trouble, they fought back gallantly, before producing the ultimate bowling performance on the final day to dismiss Pakistan for a record-equalling venue-low 81.But even with the memories of the victory still fresh, Holder urged his side not to dwell on the win, but rather, focus on turning out an improved performance.”It doesn’t change anything for me [that this game is a series-decider]. I just take it as another cricket game,” Holder noted.West Indies’ last series victory over a higher-ranked side was when they beat New Zealand 2-0 in the Caribbean in 2012. Opener Kieran Powell is the only surviving member from that side.Since then, West Indies have lived in virtual drought, with just nine wins in 36 Tests since then, and six of those coming in series against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.Of the 13 series played since, the Caribbean side has lost nine.West Indies have retained the same 13-man squad from the last Test for the encounter here.SQUADSWEST INDIES: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Jermaine Blackwood, Shai Hope, Vishal Singh, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins.PAKISTAN: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.last_img read more

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PSL: Sta. Lucia gets first win, drops Cocolife

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sta. Lucia got into stable ground with a four-set win over Cocolife, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Thursday at Strike Gym in Bacoor.The Lady Realtors got their first win and tied the and Asset Managers at 1-1 in Group B, half-a-game behind leader and defending champion Cignal, which is undefeated so far at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gyra Barroga had 14 points to lead the Asset Managers while Alexandra Tan and Justine Tiu had 13 points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matt Nieto comes through as Ateneo bags Filoil semis spot Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MJ Phillips was stellar for the Lady Realtors, putting up a game-high 22 points while Jeanette Villareal chipped in 10 points.Although his team got the victory, Sta. Lucia head coach George Pascua wasn’t fully satisfied with how his team awarded Cocolife 37 free points due to errors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We had so many unforced errors, which should never happen,” said Pascua in Filipino. “I want to see some maturity from my players and I don’t see this kind of inconsistency when we’re in practice.”“I want to see some consistency when they play.” View commentslast_img read more

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Lands available for miners

first_img… special attention for small-scale mining – Natural Resources MinisterAfter numerous consultations with stakeholders and civil society, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has announced that lands are available for mining in Guyana. As such, according to Trotman, applications for permits are now being accepted by the Ministry.The Minister made the announcement at a recent press conference where he noted that it was agreed by the Closed Area Committee that it is ready to process applications for considerations of perspective permits to mining lands. It was further agreed that first priority will be given to small mining operations.The size of the allocated lands is approximated 422 acres, which constitutes one mining block as per the legal requirements. The Natural Resources Minister however pointed out that considerations would be made for some miners to be allocated “up to three blocks” which is equivalent to 1266 acres of land.Trotman however cautioned that this consideration would be based on a miner’s competency and upon the availability of technical and financial resources.“Many people want to mine but know little about mining or don’t have the equipment to mine and we want to ensure that persons can handle what it is that they are after,” the Minister told the media.“The [Guyana Geology and Mines Commission] GGMC will receive applications and will provide applications for the Closed Area Committee to allow the Committee to make informed recommendations to the Minister for approval,” observed Trotman.It was also explained that the lands will be given out in six mining districts, namely Upper Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne); Potaro, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); Mazaruni and Cuyuni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni); North West, Region One (Barima-Waini); and Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo). The details for the process of making the applications and the criteria to be applied would be published in the newspapers and on the Ministry’s website.In April, a consensus agreement was signed with a group of small-scale miners in Marudi, Region Nine which was aimed at settling the conflict with large-scale mining company Romanex Guyana.Last November, miners in Marudi Mountain, Region Nine had staged a protest highlighting the threat of being evicted by Romanex Guyana. At that time, over 300 small miners had called on the Government to have their operations regularised so that their livelihood would not be affected.Mining in Marudi, Region Ninelast_img read more

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TIP action plan 2019-2020 to focus on reintegration of victims

first_img2019-2020 National Plan of Action for the prevention and response to Trafficking In Persons launched at the Ministry of National Security Wednesday. In picture: Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan and members of the TIP task force agenciesThe 2019-2020 National Plan of Action for the prevention and response to Trafficking In Persons is built on the four P’s: paradigm of prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership, and seeks to tackle issues associated with TIP.The plan was launched on Wednesday at the Public Security Ministry and seeks to bring awareness on TIP by educating the public on the work that is being done by the unit in this regard.The action plan focuses on training and awareness, protection, reintegration, prosecution and legal research and through the partnering agencies such as the Guyana Police Force, Social Protection and Public Security Ministries, strategies outlined in the action plan will be implemented.The Social Protection Ministry believes that training and awareness, sensitisation, protection and reintegration of victims with emphasis on improving local and international partnerships are critical elements in tackling this scourge.Deputy Director of Social Services, Abike Samuels in her remarks noted that this is only one of the plethora of social issues in which her Ministry is actively involved. She said TIP is a multidisciplinary issue and as a result, a multi-stakeholder response is necessary.Samuels added that coordination at regional, national and international levels is the only way to tackle this issue and highlighted her Ministry’s significant devoted resources to this fight annually.“We are committed to leveraging every resource we have to confront this threat and to support victims and survivors and to hold traffickers accountable for their crimes,” she added.She highlighted the challenges involved as the situation worsens as a result of the influx of foreigners at our borders who are at risk of being exploited by unscrupulous persons.She disclosed that in 2018, the unit recorded and assisted some 156 victims of TIP and referred 93 to other facilities for support.“A main objective of the unit is to ensure that victims are empowered to testify against their perpetrators and progress is being made in this regard We have made significant strides in Guyana and we are hoping that by the end of 2010 we would have a significant reduction or total elimination in cases,” she said.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in his feature address, reiterated Guyana’s progress in this regard and stated that these successes should be highlighted.He pointed out that despite the challenges faced, 17 persons have been charged for TIP and three for other offences relating to this crime. Three have also been convicted.Ramjattan noted that his Administration is aware of the dangers of human trafficking and acknowledges the effects not only for victims but also for the economy and workforce at large. As a result, they will continue to coordinate jointly in the implementation of a plan to combat this modern-day slavery.However, the partnering agencies and stakeholders are committed to working together in the implementation and execution of the strategies outlined in the action plan and are anticipating more success stories.The 2017-2018 period saw collaborative gains made through awareness sessions, training courses, victim protection, responding to reports of Trafficking In Persons to name a few.Many of these collaborative efforts were facilitated through the Task Force’s Sub Committees and arrangements are in place for these sub-teams to increase in intensity during the new reporting period.The 2019-2020 period is also expected to see further improvements through the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures due to a collaborative project through the International Organisation for Migration, Social Protection Ministry and Public Security Ministry and a Code of Conduct through grant functioning from the Caribbean Development Bank.last_img read more

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Motorbikes Stolen

first_imgPhoto: This 2008 KTM 250cc is similar to the ones that have been taken. – Courtesy of KTM.comTwo dirtbikes have been stolen from a local dealership. Two new KTM 250cc orange dirt bikes which were taken sometime between Monday and Wednesday of this week. It’s suspected that a picker truck may have been used to remove the bikes from the secure compound that they were stored in. Constable Todd Henderson of the Fort St. John RCMP estimates the bikes to be worth over 17,000 dollars. Police are asking the public to notify them of any sightings.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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SOLICITOR ASKS FOR CCTV FOOTAGE IN SHOP THEFT CASE

first_imgA 34-year-old man has appeared in court charged with theft at Black’s Centra Shop on Letterkenny’s Lower Main Street.James O’Connor of 10 Westside Apartments in Letterkenny was accused of theft on July 4 this year.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon applied for access to the CCTV footage recorded at the shop. The case was adjourned until November 23.SOLICITOR ASKS FOR CCTV FOOTAGE IN SHOP THEFT CASE was last modified: September 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Black’s Centraletterkennytheft chargelast_img read more

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Latest: Chelsea 1 West Ham 2 – Blues heading for defeat

first_imgSubstitute Andy Carroll scored with virtually his first touch of the game to put Chelsea on the verge of their first league defeat under Guus Hiddink.The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker, who got the winner when the two teams met at Upton Park earlier in the season, latched on to a Dimitri Payet pass and slipped the ball past Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois at his near post.Seconds earlier, West Ham keeper Adrian palmed away a Loic Remy shot as Chelsea – who had been the dominant side in the second half – hunted a breakthrough of their own.Oscar should have done better five minutes after half-time in meeting an inviting Branislav Ivanovic cross, but stretched to meet it with his right foot rather than using his left and couldn’t divert it on target.Adrian had to be alert to punch away John Terry’s header, from a Cesc Fabregas free-kick, while Ivanovic continued to find space down the right.West Ham did warn Chelsea of their continued threat on the break when Aaron Cresswell’s cross-cum-shot hit the bar from a tight angle.It was a lesson the Blues failed to learn, as Payet’s pass caught Ivanovic out and Carroll pounced.Manuel Lanzini had given West Ham a 17th minute lead when he picked up a loose ball 20 yards out and curled a brilliant right-footed shot beyond Courtois.Fabregas levelled deep into first-half injury time with a superb free-kick from 20 yards.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry,Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Kenedy; Remy. Subs: Begovic, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Traore, Pato.West Ham United: Adrian; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Kouyate, Noble; Lanzini, Payet, Valencia; Sakho.Subs: Randolph, Oxford, O’Brien, Obiang, Song, Emenike, Carroll.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Kurtenbach: Why a two-way player with a second job could be key to 49ers’ playoff hopes

first_imgWhile the path that has led Garland to his new role as the 49ers’ starting center was … SANTA CLARA —  Ben Garland was never meant to be here; in this position.He was never even meant to be a center, much less the starting center for a team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations.The NFL? Who saw that coming? He wasn’t even paid his first two years in the league.And what is a captain with the Air National Guard 140th Security Forces Squadron doing in this NFL locker room, anyway?last_img read more

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North American Geology All Wrong

first_imgThis is accomplished by introducing an additional degree of freedom, an ad hoc, otherwise non-observable, westward shift of the lithospheric shell relative to the lower mantle.(Visited 49 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Researchers are stating that beliefs about the origin of western mountains in North America are all wrong.In “Geologic History of North America Gets Overturned,” Live Science described how thorough the overturning was: “It’s time to redraw the map of the world during the reign of the dinosaurs, two scientists say.”  The scientists, from Germany and Canada, dispute the existence of the Farallon Plate, long thought to give rise to the Rocky Mountains.  Instead, they posit an archipelago, such as those in the South Pacific, instead of a continental margin.  Finding stacked remnants is their justification for the overhaul.  The new model is more complex in some ways, but also simpler, Nature News claimed in “How the West Was Built.”[Mitchell] Mihalynuk said the new model will make waves, as it overturns 40 years of accepted wisdom about the evolution of western North America. “It will take a while to turn people around. That intellectual ship has a lot of inertia,” he said. But for Mihalynuk, “this is one of those eureka moments.“If they are right, 40 years of accepted wisdom was really never wise at all.  While this new model “makes perfect sense” to some, will it make sense to geologists 40 years from now?  There’s room for reconsideration.  The paper in Nature by Sigloch and Mihalynuk lists four areas of uncertainty and a fudge factor to make the model work:  “This is accomplished by introducing an additional degree of freedom, an ad hoc, otherwise non-observable, westward shift of the lithospheric shell relative to the lower mantle.”In a Perspective article in Nature, Saskia Goes said, “The tectonic history of western North America is a puzzle in which many of the pieces are mashed up or missing.”  Although she believes the new seismic image data alters the reconstruction of the pieces, she described the observational data as complex: “The western margin of the North American continent, comprising the Cordilleran mountain chain that runs from Alaska to Mexico, consists of scores of continental jigsaw pieces of different origins, sizes and ages.”Goes made it clear that the new model is not fixed in stone.  “Sigloch and Mihalynuk have incorporated several new pieces into the North American jigsaw, but others remain to be placed,” she said.  More modeling and interpretation will be required.  “The new pieces remain to be connected into a self-consistent framework of plates with continuous and dynamically evolving boundaries,” she added, implying that the model is not self-consistent yet.  Her piece ended with a number of remaining questions.Nothing in historical geology is ever as clean cut as the popular media would lead you to believe.  They give the impression of progress: the new model is superior to the old.  Is it necessarily?  When you are dealing with scores of “jigsaw pieces” without the box cover to show you what they are supposed to look like, and no human observer around to watch what really happened, there is ample room for another overturn in the future.There is also ample room for alternative theories with different assumptions or different ad hoc, non-observable fudge factors.  Some philosophers even claim an infinite number of theories can explain the same observations.  However stated, theories and models like this are always “underdetermined” by data.  It means that a measure of divination is required to conjure an appropriate vision that suits the preferences of the day.Overhauls also remind us that the consensus is often wrong.  Forty years of false belief is what these two upstart geologists have to allege by overturning the old model: forty years of “accepted wisdom” that was foolish in their view.  The new accepted wisdom awaits future self-proclaimed wise men ready to upset the applecart all over again.last_img read more

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How do you CITO? April 2017

first_imgLoading… Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2019January 7, 2019In “Environmental Initiatives”Where in the world is Signal? (Hint: Grüße aus Deutschland!)February 24, 2017In “News”New Quiz: How well do you know the 7 Souvenirs of August?August 1, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”last_img

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