Pollard outshines Russell

first_imgPAARL, South Africa (CMC): Kieron Pollard’s cameo trumped Andre Russell’s as his Cape Cobras beat Knights by four wickets in the final over, in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge yesterday. Chasing 141 for victory at Boland Park, Cobras got home when Pollard smashed a four off the third delivery of the over from seamer Shadley van Schalkwyk, to seal a comfortable win in the end. The right-handed Pollard finished on 23 not out from 12 deliveries, with three fours and a six while Justin Ontong top-scored with 40 from 42 balls and opener Richard Levi, 36 from 23 deliveries. With 16 needed from the last two overs, Pollard put his side on top when he blasted a four and a six in the penultimate over bowled by West Indies teammate Russell, which leaked 14 runs. Russell finished with two for 43 from his four overs of medium pace. Earlier, the Jamaican struck 27 from 20 balls to help Knights reach 140 for seven off their 20 overs, after they were sent in. He belted one four and two sixes, and put on 51 for the fourth wicket with Theunis de Bruyn who top-scored with 45 from 44 deliveries. In Johannesburg, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo failed with two as his Dolphins went down by six runs to Lions.last_img read more

Smith dazzles, Bravo holds nerve as Lions win IPL thriller

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (CMC):West Indies opener Dwayne Smith stroked an up tempo half-century, while seamer Dwayne Bravo remained calm under pressure to bowl a decent final over as Gujarat Lions held on to beat Delhi Daredevils by a single run in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Playing at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Lions piled up 172 for six after being sent in, with the right-handed Smith carving out 53 and opening partner Brendan McCullum top-scoring with 60.In reply, South African Chris Morris hammered a career-best unbeaten 82 to get the hosts within touching distance of their target.However, with 14 runs required from the final over, Bravo managed to hold his nerve and see the visitors over the line.The victory was Lions’ fifth in six outings and it pushed them top of the standings on 10 points, two ahead of the chasing Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi, meanwhile, remained third on six points.FLYING STARTSmith and McCullum gave Lions a flying start, putting on 112 off 64 deliveries.In only his second game of the IPL, Smith faced 30 deliveries and clobbered five fours and three sixes, while New Zealander McCullum hit six sixes and three sixes in a 36-ball knock.Smith eventually fell in the 11th over when he missed one from leg-spinner Imran Tahir, which skidded on and was lbw. His wicket signalled a collapse, which saw six wickets tumble from 30 runs.Seamer Dhawal Kulkarni then grabbed three wickets to stun Delhi and leave them on 16 for three in the fourth over before Morris and JP Duminy, with 48 off 43 balls, came to their rescue. Morris faced only 32 balls and slammed four fours and eight sixes, while Duminy hit three fours and a six off 43 deliveries.Bravo claimed one for 40 from his four overs, but more important, managed to keep Morris quiet in the final over.last_img read more

Cuban jailed for 1 year for escaping lawful custody

first_imgCuban National Jose Perez Mona was on Friday sentenced to one year’s imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody, by means of the hospital window while at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), on September 25, 2018.Mona, through an interpreter, admitted to the charge when he stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in that Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.According to facts presented in court by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh, on the day in question, the Police had arrested Mona on a charge of break and enter and larceny, and he was taken to the hospital after he complained of feeling unwell.However, while under guard, he requested to use the washroom. After he was escorted to the washroom, he locked himself therein and attempted to jump through the window, which was open.He was later re-arrested and placed in custody.last_img read more

GDF, Police join search party for missing fishermen

first_imgSuspected piracy attackThe Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday joined the search for the two missing fishermen from the suspected piracy attack of Sara 1 – a fishing vessel which was found ashore on Friday.Regional Commander, Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus explained that an aerial search was carried out on Monday over the Atlantic Ocean and Corentyne River.The search took the aircraft from Suriname waters to the West Coast of Berbice.Two bodies have already been found at Abary Foreshore in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).The body of 36-year-old Kawal Kissoon also called “Ajai” of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne, was discovered on Friday and the badly decomposed body of 20-year-old Otto Lamar Petrie of Lot 90 Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Corentyne, was discovered along the said foreshore on Sunday.The missing crew members are 20-year-old Marvin Tamesar also called “Buddy” and “Bin Laden” of Lot 305 Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, and 20-year-old Vishnu Seeram also called “Kevin” of Lot 76 Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant.The vessel was found on the foreshore at Wellington Park, Corentyne, on Friday afternoon. The search is continuing for Tamesar and Seeram.Meanwhile, family members have also been on a search along the shores of the Corentyne.The four fishermen left the shore on October 5 and were expected to spend between 14 to 28 days before returning home.However, the vessel, without the crew, was discovered seven days into the fishing expedition.There are reports that the vessel drifted ashore two days prior to the official discovery on Friday. Further reports suggest that Sara 1 was seen drifting on Monday at sea.This, together with the fact that when the bodies of Kissoon and Petrie were discovered, their hands were tied behind their backs and their feet were tied together, has led to the belief that it was a piracy attack.When Sara 1 was found, the boat engine was missing. There was no food in the cabin, and the crew would have taken food to last them for at least 28 days.Despite the advanced state of decomposition of the bodies, an autopsy is expected to be conducted today.Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Leslie James is of the view that there is need for aerial surveillance coupled with “fit for the purpose vessels” to assist in effectively monitoring fishermen on the high seas. He expressed that view last month when he testified before the Commission of Inquiry about the deadly piracy attack on 28 Guyanese fishermen in May of last year.James said that some amendment must be made to the current legislation to make it compulsory for fishing vessels to have GPS tracking and communication devices.On April 27 and 28, 2018, pirates attacked several fishing boats with Guyanese fishermen in what is being considered the worst piracy attack on Guyanese fishermen.Four fishing boats with a total crew of 20 were attacked during the two-day period. Five of the fishermen survived after being chopped and thrown into the Ocean. The bodies of three of the missing men have since been recovered.A fourth body, which was found in Surinamese waters, is still to be identified via DNA testing.Eleven are still missing and are believed to have also died.last_img read more

Kings’ defense lets down goalie

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOne game in London was enough for fans desperate for some stability at the net to express hope that the 19-year-old was ready to become the team’s first dominant homegrown goalie after 40 years. Through two periods Saturday, Bernier was validating their confidence with another strong performance. But the defense let him down in the third period and the teen-ager couldn’t stand up to the pressure in a 5-3 loss in front of a sellout crowd of 18,118. “They just kept coming and coming and got a couple bounces here and there,” captain Rob Blake said. “That’s our fault, not his. I thought Bernier played very well.” The Kings led, 3-1, entering the third period, but lost the lead within six minutes. Keith Tkachuk was left open in front of the net to knock in a rebound. Then David Backes deflected in the puck with his back to the net. NHL: Young Bernier hot for two periods before Blues overcome 3-1 deficit. By Matthew Kredell STAFF WRITER Jonathan Bernier was welcomed to his first regular-season game at Staples Center by a standing ovation from Kings fans showing some optimism. Erik Johnson knocked in a long-range slap shot that nicked off of Blake’s skate to slightly change the trajectory with 7:17 remaining to give the Blues (1-1) the lead, and they added an empty-net goal. All four goals Bernier allowed had a bit of a fluke quality to them. The first goal he allowed was tipped off the stick of defenseman Jaroslav Modry. “It was a funny game,” Bernier said. “There were a lot of little bounces and deflections. I think I played OK. There are always a couple of games like this in a season that just don’t go your way.” The Blues outshot the Kings, 15-4, in the third period, putting constant pressure on the Kings’ young goalie. “I don’t think we did anything we were supposed to in the third,” Blake said. “When you’re up 3-1 in the third, the game should be very simple. We made it much more difficult.” The game marked the return of former Kings coach Andy Murray, who matched up with his son, Kings center Brady Murray. It was only the fourth time in NHL history that a father and son have faced off in a game as coach and player. Andy Murray was fired by the Kings with 12 games left in the 2005-06 season after seven years of service. He took over the Blues last season, but this is the first year in the league for Brady. Brady Murray, the Kings’ fourth-line center, played 11 minutes. He had one hit and the Kings were minus-1 when he was on the ice. “I never really looked over at the bench,” Brady Murray said. “More importantly, it was my first home game at Staples. I know if we would have won, I would have brought it up a few times, but I don’t know if he will.” Anze Kopitar had three assists, twice setting up Dustin Brown, to stake the Kings (1-2) to a 3-1 lead entering the final period. Kopitar waited until the last possible moment to dish out a pass to Brown for an easy, basically open-net goal and 1-0 Kings lead late in the first period. matthew.kredell@dailynews.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

Top 10 pass masters of the 2015/16 Premier League season revealed

first_img 8. John Obi Mikel – 89.54 per cent of the Chelsea midfielder’s passes were accurate 10 10 9. Morgan Schneiderlin – 89.51 per cent of the Manchester United midfielder’s passes were accurate 6. Mousa Dembele – 89.99 per cent of the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s passes were accurate 5. Gabriel Paulista – 90.18 per cent of the Arsenal defender’s passes were accurate 10 7. John Terry – 89.83 per cent of the Chelsea captain’s passes were accurate 2. Ki Sung-yueng – 90.94 per cent of the Swansea City midfielder’s passes were accurate It is a passing game, after all.In the modern world of football, coaches have grown focused on possession, urging their players to keep the ball in all areas of the pitch – even encouraging toing and froing between the defence.But to achieve success at the passing game, players have to deliver.So talkSPORT has taken a look at who the most successful passers in the Premier League for the 2015/16 campaign have been.Check out the top 10 players with the best pass completion rate, who attempted a minimum of 500 passes throughout the season, by viewing the slideshow above. 10 10. Kevin Wimmer – 89.46 per cent of the Tottenham Hotspur defender’s passes were accurate. Click the arrow above, right, to see the top 10 players with the best pass completion rate (minimum of 500 attempted passes) 4. Ibrahim Affelay – 90.19 per cent of the Stoke City forward’s passes were accurate 10 10 10 10 10 10 3. Santi Cazorla – 90.31 per cent of the Arsenal midfielder’s passes were accurate 1. Mohamed Elneny – 92.82 per cent of the Arsenal midfielder’s passes were accuratelast_img read more

GARDAI HUNT THREE MEN AS CAR RAMS INTO WELL-KNOWN RESTAURANT

first_imgGardai are looking for three young males who smashed a car into the front of a well-known Letterkenny restaurant this morning.Considerable damage has been caused to the front of the Chilli Shaker Indian restaurant on the town’s Pearse Road.Staff at the restaurant were trying to clean up the damage caused to the building this morning. The incident happened just before 7am this morning.The car mounted the footpath and crash into the front of the building and removed a number of granite slabs from the exterior.Gardai are looking to interview three males who were seen running from the scene at the time.A jogger who was near the scene of the incident said it was lucky nobody was out walking along the normally-busy road at the time. A spokesman for the Garda Press Office said “Gardai in Letterkenny are investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle road traffic collision which occurred on Pearse Road,Letterkenny at approximately 6.55am this morning 25th, January 2013.“The driver of the vehicle left the scene. The vehicle has been seized for a technical examination. An investigation is underway.” GARDAI HUNT THREE MEN AS CAR RAMS INTO WELL-KNOWN RESTAURANT was last modified: January 25th, 2013 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:carChilli ShakerGardaiPearse Roadrammedlast_img read more

South Africa’s living standards improve

first_img29 August 2012 A smaller proportion of South Africans were living at the bottom of the living standards rung in 2011 compared to 10 years ago, according to research released on Tuesday. “The improvement can be attributed in part to the increase in the number of people receiving social payments, such as old-age pensions and the child support grant,” said researcher at the South African Institute of Race Relations, Georgina Alexander. In 2001, some 11% of South Africans fell into the category with the lowest living standards. This had improved to 1% in 2011. “In the same period, the proportion of people with the highest living standards increased from 5% to 6%,” Alexander said. The trends are captured via the Living Standards Measures (LSMs), a marketing tool designed by the South African Advertising Research Foundation. LSM 1 is the poorest category and LSM 10 the highest. In 2001, the greatest proportion of adults – 14% – were classified as being in LSM 3. This proportion dropped to 6% in 2011. Last year, the greatest proportion of adults were grouped in LSM 6 – at 22%. “Over the last decade there has been a general migration from the bottom three (1-3) to the middle four (4-7) LSMs, showing a general increase in living standards,” Alexander said. Government social grants had helped. The number of recipients of the child grant increased by 1 200% between 2001 and 2010/11. In 2001, around 8% of South Africans were beneficiaries of grants. This increased to 29% in 2010/11 and accounted for 10% of government expenditure. According to the Race Relations Institute, LSMs cut across race, sex, age and other variables to categorise people according to their living standards. People are grouped according to objective criteria, such as whether they are urbanised, own motor vehicles or major appliances, or have running water or a flush toilet in or outside the house. Income is not used to determine a person’s LSM. Sapalast_img read more

West Indies vs England 3rd ODI in Grenada washed out, series locked at 1-1

first_imgThe third one-day international between West Indies and England was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled in Grenada on Monday. England captain Eoin Morgan had won the toss and elected to send West Indies in to bat before the decision to abandon play was made amid persistent showers in St. George’s.The washout leaves the series locked at 1-1 with two games left.Grenada is scheduled to also host game four on Wednesday, before the final game in St. Lucia on Saturday.#WIvENG We await an official update on the 3rd ODI at the Grenada National Stadium but so far here’s the #CurrentSituation. #raindelay pic.twitter.com/A5AxAt8vO3 Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 25, 2019RUSSELL RECALLED FOR FINAL TWO ODIsWest Indies called up all-rounder Andre Russell for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals against England, while pace bowler Kemar Roach has been withdrawn due to a back injuryRussell, 30, whose last one-day game was in July last year, could feature in the matches at Grenada on February 27 and St Lucia on March 2 as a specialist batsman despite a knee problem.”Roach had to be withdrawn from the ODI series due to injury and will be replaced by the experienced Russell for the last two matches. We believe Russell will add value to the squad,” chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said in a statement.”Although Andre’s bowling may be limited due to a knee problem, his tremendous batting ability to power the ball in the back end of the game will be an asset to the team.”advertisementAlso Read | Chris Gayle is special and a hero to young players, says Darren BravoAlso Read | 2nd ODI: Shimron Hetmyer, Sheldon Cottrell star in West Indies’ 26-run win over EnglandAlso Read | 1st ODI: Gayle 135 in vain as Roy, Root centuries help England gun down 361 vs West Indieslast_img read more