Barras beat Kenya in worlds warmup

first_imgKenya scored a healthy 141 runs in their 20 overs but PNG’s batsmen came out with guns blazing and scored 2/45 runs in the first 5 overs before the match was stopped due to rain.On the Duckworth Lewis system PNG was required to score 35 runs in 5 overs as they lost two wickets but at (2/45) at the 5thover mark it meant PNG were ahead by 10 runs on the DL system and were awarded the game. Earlier, PNG Barramundis captain Jack Vare-Kevere won the toss and elected to bowl and restricted the Kenyans to a respectable target of 8/141 in their 20 overs.Kenya’s top order batsmen started off well, racing to 32 runs in their first 3 overs with PNG opening bowlers Norman Vanua (1/24) and Loa Nou (0/28) working hard to get their line and length right. Norman Vanua halted Kenya’s momentum by taking the first wicket in the 6th over.PNG‘s change bowler John Boge Reva (1/17) took PNG’s 2nd wicket when he came on in the 5th over and when spin bowler Mahuru Dai took another wicket in the 6th over, the Barramundis started to pull the game back to leave Kenya at (2/45) on the 6th over.Captain Vare-Kevere used his spin attack with Mahura Dai, Assad Vala (2/16) and Charles Amini (1/19) combined to take regular wickets to trouble the Kenya batsmen. The Kenyans fought hard and posted 8/141 in their allocated 20 overs.In the run chases, PNG opening batsmen Lega Siaka and Tony Ura had instructions from the head coach that with the rain approaching they needed to be ahead on the run rate. Siaka (18) and Ura (15) started off well and both lifted PNG’s score to 26 runs after 3 overs before Siaka was dismissed. Assad Vala scored a handy 10 runs to get the score to 45 runs in the 5th over before the umpires stopped play as condition worsened. Head coach Dipak Patel was happy with his players’ performance especially with the bowlers to pull the game back and restrict the Kenyan batsmen.“We bowled well in the middle part and built a lot of pressure by restricting boundary balls and forced Kenyan batsmen to make mistakes and lose wickets regularly. We could have restricted them to a modest score but we let them get away a bit when we had the chance to close their inning off. Spin bowlers lead the way with Assad Vala, Mahuru Dai and Charles Amini bowling smart spells to force errors with the Kenyan batsmen,” said Patel.PNG’s first match of the ICC World T20 Qualifier will be on Sunday against Jersey and Hong Kong on Monday. The top six sides from the 14 team ICC World T20 Qualifier competition will join the 10 Full Members for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be held from 11 March to 3 April 2016.last_img read more

Regine Arocha named NCAA Finals MVP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano sweeps San Beda for 3rd NCAA title in 4 years READ: Arellano sweeps San Beda for 3rd title in 4 years“It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Arocha in Filipino. “I’m just so happy right now.”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 folk“I’m so happy for her because she really improved a lot,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier.Arocha finished with 15 points and 12 digs on Sunday to lead Arellano’s dominating Game 2 performance as an encore to her 14-point outing in a five-set win in the finals opener three days ago. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 “We just really wanted to win,” said the third-year spiker. “Yesterday in training we were really telling ourselves that it would be our last practice this season that’s why we worked very hard to get the championship today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMany believed Regine Arocha deserved to be the Finals MVP in Arellano University’s championship run last season.But nonetheless, Arocha now has her own trophy apart from another championship after leading the Lady Chiefs to their third NCAA women’s volleyball crown in four years following a sweep of the San Beda Lady Red Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Ambulance needed at Ogle Airport – Labour Dept

first_imgIn light of a recent explosion at the Eugene F Correia International Airport while a Roraima Airways aircraftThe Roraima Airways aircraft which explodedwas under maintenance, the Labour Department has recommended that an ambulance be permanently stationed at the airport.The department conducted an investigation into the June 20, 2016 industrial accident, which left aircraft engineer, Anil Rampersaud, with injures following the explosion. Senior Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Officer,Prandatt Basdeo, carried out the investigation.At the time of the incident, Rampersaud and aircraft technician Darcy Chambers were executing maintenance tasks to the Roraima Airways Britten Norman Trislander aircraft.It was reported that a fire erupted and Rampersaud, who was standing on the wing executing his duties, jumped to the ground upon seeing the fire. In the process, he injured his left heel and suffered burns to parts of his body. He was pulled to safety and rushed to the Woodlands Hospital in a car.Chief Occupational Safety and Health Officer (ag), Lydia Greene said the Ministry finds it necessary to call on the airport’s authorities to take the necessary steps to ensure that an efficient ambulance service is provided – on site – at the Eugene F Correia International Airport.She stated that during the investigations under focus, it was revealed that in the absence of an ambulance service, the injured employee had to be transported to a city hospital in a private car. In doing so, he was exposed to the possibility of further injury.“The Ministry is of the view that such a deficiency in the safety arrangements at the airport needs to be urgently addressed by the airport authorities.”Greene said that several short comings may have contributed to the accident and noted that the company is expected to take corrective actions immediately.“Valuable lessons are always learnt from each accident and it is anticipated that the experiences garnered from this one will serve as a template to prevent similar occurrences. The Social Protection Ministry bemoaned the fact that there are far too many employers who treat occupational safety and health with scant regard because they place more value on profit than on people,” she said, adding that there are employers who place a high premium on the wellbeing of their workers by investing substantially in occupational safety and health.She urged employers and employees to utilise the recently established hotline, 225-7008, to report all accidents and potential accidents urgently since, “safety is everybody’s business”.last_img read more

Landscapist jailed for escaping from Police custody

first_img…tells court he needed to go home to see wife, childrenLandscapist Wazim Pereira of Lot 111 North Sophia, Georgetown was on Monday arraigned before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman on a charge of escaping from lawful custody.The 27-year-old admitted that on August 19, 2018, while being in lawful custody at the Kitty Police Station pending a criminal charge, he escaped therefrom.In admitting to the charge, the father of two told the court that on the day in question he was given $10,000 by a passerby who is known to him. He related that he gave the said amount to the officer in charge of the station at the time in order for him to be released on station bail.“I give de big belly officer the 10 gran and she loose the handcuff and tell me to go. She tek me 10 gran; I ain’t lying! All I want you do for me, Your Worship, is to assist me and see what you can do. I will accept and bless whatever small sentence,” the man told the court.After listening to Pereira’s explanation, Magistrate Latchman entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and remanded him to prison. However, he told the Magistrate, “Your Worship, me ain’t want all of that (referring to the adjournment). I want a small sentence, and I’m going be happy with that.”When Magistrate Latchman asked Pereira why he escaped from the lock-up, he simply replied, “I needed to see my children; my wife and my children”.According to the prosecution’s case, on August 19 at about 05:20h, the accused asked the Police officer to use the washroom, and when she took off the handcuffs from his hands, he pushed her to the ground and ran out of the station.An alarm was raised, and the suspect was subsequently rearrested and charged.After considering an early mitigation plea, the magistrate sentenced Pereira to 18 months’ imprisonment.last_img read more

Serious crimes down by 5% – Police

first_img…say 44 road fatalities recordedThe Guyana Police Force has reported a five per cent decrease in serious crimes at the end of May 2017, when compared to the corresponding period last year.This reduction was attributed to the decrease in murders, which the Police said were down by 27 per cent. A total of 47 cases were recorded during that period, with the highest of 17 recorded in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).Of these cases, four were execution-type killings, two were committed during the course of robberies, seven were disorderly deaths, three were listed as unknown, while one case was listed under the “other” category.B Division (Berbice) recorded nine murders, of which three were committed during robberies, four were domestic related and two were disorderly deaths.In C Division (East Coast Demerara), there were three murder cases – one each in the robbery, domestic and disorderly categories. There were five murder cases in D Division (West Demerara), one of which was domestic related and the others disorderly deaths.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) only had one murder and it was domestic related. The second highest number of murders occurred in F Division (Lethem/Interior Locations), where 12 cases were recorded – two happened during robberies, two were domestic related and eight were disorderly. No murder cases were recorded in G Division (Essequibo Islands-Essequibo Coast).RobberiesThe Police also reported a three per cent decrease in armed robbery where firearms were used, which amounted to a total of 239 cases, and a one per cent reduction in robbery under arms where instruments other than firearms were used, which amounted to 137. This is compared to a combined total of 384 armed robberies recorded in the two categories over the same period last year.However, there was a whopping 60 per cent increase in robbery with violence and larceny from the person, with 67 and 77 cases recorded respectively, while robbery with aggravation was up by 10 per cent with 33 cases. On the other hand, 94 cases of burglary reflect a decline of one per cent, while break and enter and larceny dipped by 21 per cent to 449 cases.Additionally, a total of 123 rape cases were recorded – a 10 per cent increase – by the end of May.During that month, a total of 64 illegal firearms were also taken off the streets, compared to 29 for the corresponding period last year. These included 39 pistols, eight revolvers, nine shotguns and eight rifles.Twenty-seven of these firearms were found in A Division, five in B Division, seven in C Division, five in D Division, one in E Division and 19 found in F Division. There was no firearm seizure in G Division during this time.TrafficAs it relates to traffic, fatal accidents were reduced to 29.3 per cent by the end of May. During this period, a total of 44 fatalities were recorded, compared to 62 fatalities recorded for the same period last year, representing a decrease of 29 per cent.In addition, there was also a 75 per cent decrease in deaths of children on the roadways.The Police also reported that serious, minor and ‘damage’ accidents have declined by 16.4 per cent, 32 per cent and 36.3 per cent respectively.With regard to traffic violations, some 28,822 cases were made out from January to May.Of this, 7475 were for speeding; 1402 for breach of conditions of road service licence/music; 1040 for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol; 732 for using cellphone while driving; 664 for breach of traffic light signals and 646 for tinted motor vehicles.last_img read more

Rice gets cooking against the Dirtbags

first_imgRyan Berry (2-0) earned the win, allowing two runs and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings. Shane Peterson (0-1) started and took the loss for the Dirtbags (5-3), giving up two runs in three innings. Among the six relievers who followed, Andre Lamontagne allowed two runs in two innings, David Roberts was charged with three runs in an inning, and Dustin Rasco gave up a hit and a walk and hit three batters without recording an out. Kyle Morgan went 2 for 2 with a homer and a walk for the Dirtbags. Matt Cline also had two hits, and Robert Perry had the other RBI on a sacrifice fly. Rice blew open a close game in the late innings to beat the Dirtbags, 11-2, in a nonconference clash Saturday in Houston. Aaron Luna hit a solo home run and a three-run triple to lead the sixth-ranked Owls (4-4), who led 3-2 after 4 1/2 innings before adding one run in the sixth, three in the seventh and four in the eighth. In their first seven games this season, the Dirtbags won five, and lost two by one run. No. 8 didn’t end up so well. center_img 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

Five midfield targets Arsenal should try and sign once Aaron Ramsey leaves

first_imgAnte Rebic – Eintracht FrankfurtIf Emery wanted to go down a completely different route, signing wide man Rebic would be an extremely interesting proposition. One of the fastest players at the World Cup, his direct style would suit Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front .The Gunners are in desperate need of wide reinforcements, with Ramsey filling in on the right several times. The 24-year-old World Cup finalist could be the perfect (albeit unorthodox) solution. Latest Transfer News 6 IN DEMAND Ramsey’s representatives wrote and then hastily deleted a series of Tweets which seemed to confirm the Wales international was being pushed out of north London against his wishes.Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all reportedly interested in the 27-year-old, so it appears he will have no shortage of suitors.With Ramsey seemingly set to leave, Unai Emery will be well aware of the repercussions from Arsenal fans if he fails to bring in a top-quality replacement.So just who can come in to replace the Gunners’ long-serving No.8? Scroll down to see five potential replacements the former Paris Saint-Germain boss could look to bring in as a replacement. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Aaron Ramsey looks set to be the latest big name star to leave Arsenal with his contract running out next summer.Alexis Sanchez, Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri all left the Gunners for relatively low transfer fees after failing to agree a new deal at the Emirates. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 6 LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED targets Andre Gomes – BarcelonaAlthough it may seem as though the Portugal international has been linked with a Premier League move since before his move to the Catalan giants, a deal has never come to fruition. It’s important to remember what sort of player Gomes was before his move to LaLiga.Combative and strong, his physical presence would certainly help beef up the Gunners’ midfield. But his technical ability is what fans should get most excited about, his ability to keep the ball in tight spaces is exceptional. 6 RANKED The young Frenchman may get upstaged by Dimitri Payet, but he is certainly a star in the making LATEST center_img Morgan Sanson – MarseilleAlthough it is always a risk bringing in players from Ligue 1, it seems as though the 24-year-old is ready to make the step up to the Premier League.Sanson is an old school box-to-box midfielder and has many attributes to his game. Much like Ramsey, it will be crucial for the Arsenal boss to harness these correctly to stop him being used as a utility man. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 6 Zielinski would provide the Gunners with direct running and goals targets Signing Parejo would be an incredible coup for Arsenal He also rejected a move to Spurs, something the fans would love Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Nabbing Rebic before any of the European big boys would be huge for Arsenal and Emery 6 Dani Parejo – ValenciaIf Emery wants to break the bank and really make a statement, signing Parejo would go a long way. Adept in playing the ‘quarterback role’ at the base of midfield, the Spaniard is technically brilliant.However, prising him away from the LaLiga side will be extremely difficult. Barcelona and Manchester United have tried, and failed, to lure the skipper away from the Mestalla in the past. Piotr Zielinksi – NapoliAfter almost joining Liverpool, the Poland international continued his progression under current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri during his time in charge at the San Paolo stadium. Quick and a strong dribbler, it is easy to see how he would have fitted in with the Reds.If Arsenal want to make a serious statement, they should go all out to sign the 24-year-old, who could well go on to become a superstar elsewhere. Ramsey’s days with Arsenal appear to be over Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 6last_img read more

Ferdinand thinks Dier would be ’embarrassed’ by those Busquets comments

first_img Eric Dier’s crunching tackle on Sergio Ramos was a highlight for many of England’s win against Spain 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand thinks Eric Dier would be embarrassed by Sam Allardyce’s praise of him.Discussing the midfielder’s display against Spain, Allardyce told talkSPORT Sergio Busquets is no better than Dier, explaining the two do similar jobs, but while the Barcelona star is praised, the Tottenham man is panned. Ferdinand responded on Twitter. “Come on Big Sam!! Busquets has been the best holding midfielder for years & been an integral part in Barcelona & Spain’s most successful periods,” he tweeted.“‘He’s no better than Eric Dier’ – With all due respect Eric Dier himself would be embarrassed with that comment!” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England fans loved Dier’s tackle on Ramos, as did Sam Allardyce! “I remember what Messi told me,” the Man City boss said.“After two or three days of training with him, he came to me and said, ‘I like this one’. And I said, ‘When there is trouble, he will be there’.” Most popular football news 3 shining REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY BEST OF no dice RANKED Great tackle from Eric Dier on Ramos. pic.twitter.com/dhmhaTz3VX— . (@VintageSalah) October 15, 2018As well as Ferdinand, Busquets has won many admirers around the world.His club bill him as ‘probably the best defensive midfielder in the world’ while Lionel Messi needed just a handful of training sessions to know he would be a world beater, according to Pep Guardiola. Lionel Messi is a big fan of Barcelona team-mate Sergio Busquets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 REPLY ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Come on Big Sam!!Busquets has been the best holding midfielder for years & been an integral part in @FCBarcelona & Spain’s most successful periods….”he’s no better than Eric Dier” 🙈🙈🙈🙈With all due respect @ericdier himself would be embarrassed with that comment! https://t.co/9Sz9QER4hE— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 16, 2018During the game Dier won a lot of praise for his tackle on Spain captain Sergio Ramos, especially Liverpool supporters, who are not the centre-back’s biggest fans stemming from his part in Mohamed Salah’s Champions League final injury.Allardyce, though, thought it was fantastic: “I loved it! A tackle like that can set the tone. “As a manager, you look at who is going get the fans on the edge of the seats. People will say that you can’t think of something like that to do it, but when you watch a game of football and you see that level of commitment, you saw the cheer it brings from the fans.“It says, ‘we’re going to get stuck in tonight, we’re going to make an impression on Spain in all aspects of the game to win it’.“That got a big cheer from the fans in the stadium and probably all the fans in England and certainly set the tone for the match.” Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

Derby interested in out-of-favour QPR duo

first_imgDerby have enquired about the availability of QPR’s Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips for a potential loan move.Rams boss Steve McClaren, who worked with both wide-men during his spell on the coaching staff at Rangers, has indicated that he would be interested in signing either player if a deal could be a agreed.McClaren fears he could be without Johnny Russell for several weeks after the winger suffered a hamstring injury.QPR want to sell Hoilett, 24, and would consider offers for Phillips, 23, who has struggled for fitness and form since being signed from Blackpool last year.Hoilett has a £7m release clause in his contract but Rangers would be willing to accept significantly less, while Phillips has attracted some interest from West Brom and recently snubbed a potential move to Wigan which might have seen Shaun Maloney join the R’s in exchange.Rangers may also consider a loan move for at least one of the pair if the club are able to add to their squad ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.A number of wingers have been lined up by manager Harry Redknapp as potential signings, including Paul-Jose M’Poku, 22, of Standard Liege.See also:QPR discuss potential deal to sign M’PokuQPR miss out on Maloney-Phillips swap dealFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gap Between Origin-of-Life Research and Simplest Life Grows

first_imgEvolutionists are celebrating experiments that allegedly showed RNA chains can assemble in water – given nucleotides to start with (see Science Daily).  The suggestive steps over the gap from nonlife to life should be tempered with other discoveries that life is anything but simple.    New Scientist reported today that a “‘Simple’ bacterium shows surprising complexity.”  A species of Mycoplasma, an obligate parasite, should represent a stripped-down life form that can be considered a minimal living cell.  Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory uncovered “uncanny flexibility and sophistication, allowing it to react fast to changes in its diet and environment,” even with just 689 genes (compared to 4000 in most other bacteria).  Peter Bork said, “There were a lot of surprises.  Although it’s a very tiny genome, it’s much more complicated than we thought.”  Among the cell’s tricks are the ability to use antisense strands of DNA as molecular switches, the ability to employ operons in sequence rather than simultaneously, and ability of cellular components to do multitasking.    Another report on Science Daily described the highly-choreographed dance of the chromosomes during meiosis.  Scientists at UC Berkeley found that “the cytoskeleton appears to encourage the dance of the chromosomes around the nuclear membrane as they search for their partners, and help make sure they have the right partner before meiosis continues.”  The cytoskeleton does this by means of teams of molecular motors called dyneins.  “Our work teaches us about the fundamental mechanisms of genome organization, about how cells execute processes in precise ways, monitor their own mistakes and correct or eliminate them.”    A cell is so smart, it can even employ mistakes on purpose.  Science Daily reported that some cells cause their own mutations for protection.  By making proteins with mistakes (the wrong amino acid inserted here or there), they employ a “non-genetic strategy used in cells to create a bodyguard for proteins.”  As a result, “this way the cells can always ensure that a subset of these proteins is somewhat less sensitive to the extra hits” caused by invading viruses, chemicals or other bacteria.  It “sounds chaotic and doesn’t make a lot of sense according to the textbook,” but the net result is that the organism gains protection from reactive oxygen species when under stress by means of “regulated errors.”  The organism must have ways of recovering from these errors after the stress is relieved, else the population would mutate itself out of existence.    Interestingly, human designers might employ a similar strategy to ward off computer viruses.  New Scientist reported that a company in the UK is patenting a strategy to insert “dumb code” into file headers to defeat any computer virus instantly.  “A key feature of the scheme is that no knowledge of the virus itself is needed, so it can deal with new, unrecognised ‘zero day’ viruses as well as older ones,” the company claims.  It remains to be seen whether human programmers will be as successful at defensive strategies as cells are.If cells are so well designed they can even regulate errors to maintain their genetic integrity, how could life evolve?  This might be a defeater for neo-Darwinism.  And if even the most minimal life is so complex it surprises scientists, how can origin-of-life researchers keep up hope?  Their simple experiments are like baby steps on the beach with an ocean to cross, and no motivation for the baby to go in that direction.Details, details.  They sure get in the way of a good myth.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more