Jamaica rebound with massive win in Regional Women’s Super50

first_imgCALIFORNIA, Trinidad (CMC):Title-holders Jamaica crushed North Windwards to post their first win, while hosts Trinidad and Tobago carved out a steady victory over Guyana in the third round of the Regional Women’s Super50 here yesterday.At Gilbert Park, the Jamaicans pulled off a resounding 116-run win, while at Macaulay Park, the Trinidadians eased to a six-wicket verdict to record their second win of the tournament.Jamaica would have been the more relieved with their result, however, after losing their opener to Barbados last Thursday and then suffering a no-result against South Windwards two days later.Sent in, Jamaica tallied 148 all out off their 47 overs, with Chedean Nation and Vanessa Watts top-scoring with 28 and Chinelle Henry getting 20.They had a shaky start when they lost West Indies players Natasha McLean for 10 and Stafanie Taylor for three, to slip to 31 for two in the 10th over.However, Nation and Watts pulled the innings around in a 47-run third-wicket stand, which came from 67 deliveries. Neither batter managed a boundary.Henry, batting at number five, then arrived to play a busy knock of 20 off 26 balls, with three fours.Seamer Krisani Irish was the best bowler with four for 30, while Qiana Joseph (2-18) and Swayline William (2-23) picked up two wickets apiece.In reply, North Windwards slid to 32 all out off 16.5 overs, with off-spinner Watts wrecking the innings with four for 10 and Taylor taking three for four with her off-breaks.no double figuresNot a single player reached double figures, with Irish’s five being the top score.T&T, meanwhile, racked up a crucial second win to follow up their eight-wicket victory over South Windwards last week.Winning the toss and opting to field, they reduced Guyana to 101 for eight off 50 overs, and then easily overhauled their target off 30 overs.Opener Amanda Samaroo top-scored with 32 from off 75 deliveries, with two fours, adding 31 for the second wicket with Shenelle Lord, who made 10. Off-spinner Plaffiana Millington was the best bowler with two for 41.Earlier, Guyana made heavy weather of their innings and never really got going, despite Shemaine Campbelle’s top score of 25 and Melanie Henry’s 21.Henry and Lashuna Toussaint (7) put on 28 for the first wicket, but the partnership consumed 67 balls and set the momentum for the innings.Off-spinner Karishma Ram-harack (2-14) and slow medium Felicia Walters (2-22) finished with two wickets apiece.last_img read more

Petalcorin stopped in 7th by Alvarado in world title fight

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Petalcorin’s moments were few far and between. His best round came in the third when he briefly used the ring to his advantage and stayed out of harm’s way with his movement. He landed a clean straight to Alvarado’s face before pivoting to his right and avoiding a possible counter punch.But Petalcorin went back to being an easy target for Alvarado for the remainder of the fight.Alvarado (34-2, 30 KOs) rolled to his 16th consecutive victory and stopped Petalcorin’s six-fight win streak. Petalcorin, suffered his third loss to go with his 29 wins (22 KOs) and one draw.Alvarado just relentless from the opening bell. Here’s the last 10 seconds of the bout. pic.twitter.com/Ui2l7TvrSV— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) October 29, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Alvarado knocked Petalcorin down thrice before the referee stopped the fight at the 2:04 mark of the seventh round.“I’m very happy to win the world title. Randy is a good boxer and the tactic was to pressure him all the time,” Alvarado said through an interpreter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThat constant pressure kept Petalcorin busy and often times saw the General Santos native either pinned against the ropes or trapped in the corner and taking heavy punishment from Alvarado, who showed little respect for his foe’s punching power.The 26-year-old Petalcorin played Alvarado’s game as he went toe-to-toe with the Nicaraguan slugger, whose known for his come-forward style. Magramo stops Thai foe in 3rd, retains WBO oriental flyweight title SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netFilipino Randy Petalcorin failed to become the latest Filipino world champion after he was stopped by Felix Alvarado for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown on Monday at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.Alvarado was relentless from the opening bell, landing punches from all angles, particularly crushing body shots that took their toll on Petalcorin in the seventh round.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Charlestown man found with grenade remanded

first_imgThirty-six-year-old Devon Adams, a computer technician who plies his trade in the Charlestown/Albouystown wards of the city, was on Friday remanded to prison after appearing before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to answer to a narcotics trafficking charge.He denied that, on March 11, 2018, he had in his possession 2.510 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.A second charge read to him stated that the Police also found a grenade in his possession.Attorney-at-law Keoma Griffith, representing Adams in a bail application, said that Adams has two young children and his spouse recently died. Griffith told the court that the cannabis was not found on his client, but in a yard at Sophia occupied by several other residents, where as a contractor he was carrying out construction works.The Police Prosecutor, however, objected to bail; giving as his reason that the Police have enough evidence to proceed with trial.Bail was refused, and the case has been set to continue on April 5.last_img read more

Man who was attacked by cougar to go home

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – After battling a mountain lion, enduring multiple surgeries and spending weeks in the hospital, a 70-year-old hiker has recovered and is ready to go home, his surgeon said Tuesday. Jim Hamm has “made a steady improvement” in the more than two weeks since a female mountain lion attacked him while he was hiking with his wife at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, said Dr. Rudy Buntic of California Pacific Medical Center. Hamm has been walking the halls at the San Francisco hospital and reading cards from well-wishers across the country, said his wife, Nell, 65, who smashed the cat in the snout with a large branch and stabbed it with a pen to fend off the attack. “This would be a story of Greek mythology,” Buntic said. “These two people fought off a lion.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The couple will leave the hospital today, a hospital spokeswoman said. Hamm was airlifted to the San Francisco hospital Jan. 28 after he showed signs of a dangerous blood infection at a facility in Arcata, where he first underwent surgery. A team of surgeons led by Buntic moved muscle tissue taken from Hamm’s leg to the back of his head, where he had suffered the most severe bites and scratches, then grafted skin on top. Game wardens closed the park and shot and killed a pair of lions. Researchers identified one of them as the animal that attacked Hamm. Hamm will attend physical therapy sessions for his arms and hands, which are still stiff and swollen, Buntic said. last_img read more

City defers change in Wastewater Transfer Station hours to November

first_imgWith stricter federal wastewater system effluent regulations coming into play in January 2015, the City recently decided to close the station as of December 31, 2014, and reduce its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday starting October 1, 2013 until the closure. In the past few years it’s had issues with disallowed types of waste being brought in that hurt the system, and whatever is brought in becomes the City’s responsibility. Council and City staff met with sewage haulers, rural residents, and representatives of the Peace River Regional District on Tuesday, October 24, where suggestions were made to try and avoid a back up in sewer service. Among them were having the station open 12 hours a day 6 days a week, implementing a stricter screening process for access, and charging more per cubic metre to cover the cost of monitoring the station.  A staff report will come to council at its October 15 meeting.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Blackberry back as Okumbi summons team for Mozambique friendly

first_imgFirst Coach Stanley Okumbi also handed debut to Joe Waithera, a striker who turns out for National Super League side Wazito FC as he seeks to form a solid team that will represent the country at 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted in Kenya from January 11- February 2.Other notable faces in the team are Vihiga United defender Benard Ochieng, Tusker FC forward Boniface Muchiri and Mathare United attacker Chris Ochieng.Ulinzi’s left-back Omar Mbongi and Nakumatt FC striker Kepha Aswani make a  comeback to the team that will report camp on Sunday, August, 20 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies thereafter leave for Mozambique on August 31.-Squad-GoalkeepersBoniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)DefendersBenard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers)MidfieldersErnest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Victor Majid (AFC Leopards), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Jackson Macharia (Tusker), Daniel Waweru (Ulinzi Stars)StrikersSamuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Bonface Muchiri (Tusker), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Joe Waithera (Wazito), Chris Ochieng (Mathare United)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo in a past Harambee Stars match.Photo/MICHEZO AFRICANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – Gor Mahia forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo has made a return to the national football team Harambee Stars after being included in a 19-man provisional local based squad to take on Mozambique in a friendly match September 2 in Maputo.Blackberry, who is enjoying a superb form with his Gor Mahia team, last featured for Harambee Stars in 2015 and was also part of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier team.last_img read more

Growing Green

first_imgBy Shelly Leachman STAFF WRITER Barely a month after a giant tree fronting the school was felled over safety concerns – and despite pleas to save it – El Segundo’s Richmond Street Elementary has planted multiple replacements. In a Friday event that launched the school’s participation in districtwide efforts to go green, the 500-member student body planted nearly two-dozen new trees across their sprawling campus. “I think it’s a pretty good thing to do,” said fifth-grader Imaiya-Milan Wright, 10. “It’s good for our environment because it helps the trees and the animals.” The move comes about five weeks after the removal of a stone pine tree called Richard, whose destruction was proposed and denied three times since 1999. Board members approved its ouster last month. Over the years a kindergartners’ play and lunch area sprang up under and around the 70-year-old tree, sparking fears of a potential tragedy if one of its massive limbs were to fall. Pointing to an arborist’s report that the tree was healthy and an assessment that no tree can ever be guaranteed 100percent safe, area environmentalists begged the board to save Richard, asking that they instead install a crutch system to better secure the branches. The tree was taken down Aug. 21. Five new trees were quickly planted outside the school, according to Principal Dickie Van Breene. And Friday’s festivities – where every student was sent home with a baby-tree planting kit – added 23 more. “It had always been a goal to plant more trees here,” Van Breene said. “And if all these kids plant those baby trees at home, that will mean 530 more trees in El Segundo.” Hoping to also help environmental awareness grow in its students, the school this year is amping up its recycling efforts, making a big push for Walk to School Day (which happens across the country Wednesday) and has established a green committee of teachers assigned to keep the eco-education ideas flowing. The latter collaboration resulted in Friday’s special guest, biologist Kelly Kephart, who spoke to several classes earlier in the day about the creation and conservation of wetlands that she does in her work for the URS Corp. “I’m so glad they’re teaching them this stuff now so they’re aware of their environment,” Kephart said later of the school’s new initiatives. “Hopefully, it will spark an awareness earlier on – maybe they’ll want to be biologists someday.” Before the planting began Friday afternoon, a short presentation featured several students reciting facts about trees. “Trees enhance the aesthetics of our environment,” one boy said to start things off. “Trees are the longest-living organisms on Earth,” a girl added. After several more kids chimed in, a shaggy blond-haired boy took the microphone and joked: “People who plant trees become healthier, better looking, richer and have more friends.” “Well, maybe that’s stretching it,” he continued, “but we’re gonna plant some trees today and find out.” With that, every class in school lined up at their assigned tree and every student took a turn with the shovel. (The young trees – a mix of Chinese fringe, golden rain and golden trumpet – had already been placed in pre-dug holes.) Before darting off for some apple juice and to retrieve his baby-tree kit, fifth-grader Amit Pujari had this to say of the day’s events: “It helps with our oxygen. Without trees we wouldn’t have much oxygen, so we need to make sure they stay around a long time. We need as much oxygen as we can get.” shelly.leachman@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

Saudi Arabian club confirm capture of West Ham forward Modibo Maiga

first_imgSaudi Arabian club Al Nassr have announced the signing of Modibo Maiga from West Ham – although the London club say nothing has been confirmed.A tweet from Al Nassr’s official account on Monday said that the 27-year-old Mali international had signed a two-year contract.But there has been no notification from the Hammers and, when contacted by Press Association Sport, a spokesman said nothing has been confirmed yet.The tweet from @AlNassrSaudiFCe read: “#ALNASSR signed a 2 year contract with former @whufc_official’s forward, Modibo Maiga. Congratulations.”Maiga joined West Ham for £4.7million from Sochaux three years ago but has since had loans at QPR and Metz.If he does leave, he does so having scored in West Ham’s 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend. Modibo Maiga 1last_img read more

`Saw IV’ fright flick creates box office buzz

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Debuting at No. 2 was Disney’s “Dan in Real Life,” a romance starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook that took in $12.1million. Overall Hollywood revenues declined for the sixth-straight weekend, though business was off only a fraction compared to the same weekend last year. The top-12 movies took in $86.1 million, down 2 percent, better results than the previous weeks, when business had fallen significantly more. The results for “Saw IV” were on par with the debut of “Saw III,” which pulled in $33.6 million over the same weekend last year. Since the original low-budget “Saw” became an out-of-nowhere fright sensation in 2004, Lionsgate has released a new chapter each October, all hits. “I would expect to see `Saw V’ next year, `Saw VI’ the year after that and `Saw VII’ the following year if they can keep it up,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “There’s just something inherently gruesome and compelling about these movies. I don’t know what that says about society in general, but it certainly works at the box office.” By David Germain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The killer of the “Saw” franchise may be dead, but his sadistic spirit lives on. Lionsgate’s “Saw IV” led the weekend box office with $32.1 million, maintaining the horror franchise’s position as a Halloween perennial, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Saw IV” features post-mortem horrors concocted by the fiendish killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell, seen in flashbacks), whose autopsy turns up a cassette tape in his entrails that leads the cops into a new snare of torture puzzles the madman left behind. “Dan in Real Life” was the prime choice for the date crowd. The movie stars Carell as a widower raising three daughters who falls for his brother’s new girlfriend (Binoche) during a family reunion. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Saw IV,” $32.1 million. 2. “Dan in Real Life,” $12.1 million. 3. “30 Days of Night,” $6.7 million. 4. “The Game Plan,” $6.3 million. 5. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”, $5.7 million. 6. “Michael Clayton,” $5 million. 7. “Gone Baby Gone,” $3.9 million. 8. “The Comebacks,” $3.45 million. 9. “We Own the Night,” $3.4 million. 10. “Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas,” $3.35 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC PREPARE FOR CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS

first_imgROSSES AC NOTESTraining and focus for now is on underage cross country in preparation for the Donegal Cross Country Even Ages and Masters Championships which our club will be hosting in Maghergallen, Gweedore on Sunday 5th October. Action will get underway that day at 12 noon. Training is happening at the moment during the week in different venues as per facebook with a focused session this Sunday in Maghergallen from 12-1pm and all are asked to attend training that day.Well done to Noel Diver, Meeenaleck on his victory recent victory in the Charles Mc Guinness 10K Road Race in Glenties in a time of 36:04. Cross country training for all adults in Mullaghderg every Wednesday and Friday at 6. Club captain Michael Mc Elroy in charge.There is a group of athletes training in Gweedore each week which are focus mainly on marathon training towards Dublin but open to anybody in getting some distance training done. This group are meeting Wednesday and Fridays at 7pm at Euroflex, Gweedore Industrial Estate. There are different distances and paces to suit all. Anyone training for a Half Marathon or Marathon is welcome to come along.ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES AC PREPARE FOR CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 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:Rosses AC newslast_img read more