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Windies No1 in T20 cricket

Windies No1 in T20 cricket

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Former World champions West Indies have regained top spot in the ICC Twenty20 rankings without bowling a single delivery, thanks to Sri Lanka’s demise on Sunday against New Zealand.Sri Lanka started the recent two-match series against the Black Caps seven points clear at the top, but lost both encounters to slide to second spot, allowing the Windies to go top.However, both the Windies and Sri Lanka, along with third-placed Australia have 118 points, with the Windies ahead only by .36.West Indies won the T20 World Cup in 2012 when they beat hosts Sri Lanka in the final.The standings are tightly bunched with England fourth on 117 points, South Africa fifth with 115, while New Zealand and Pakistan lie sixth and seventh, respectively, on 114 ratings points.West Indies could find themselves toppled, however, come month end.New Zealand and Pakistan will clash in a three-match series starting January 15th and if either side can make a clean sweep, they will replace West Indies at the top.The standings are also expected to undergo further substantial change, especially with a number of T20 series on the cards before the Twenty20 World Cup gets going in Bangladesh in March.Since the last T20 World Cup in 2014, West Indies have won four of their eight T20 Internationals, including a historic run chase in Johannesburg against South Africa exactly a year ago Monday, which saw them overhaul 232 for victory.Their rise to number one has been helped by Sri Lanka’s poor form, as the reigning World champions have lost five of their last six outings.Despite their advances in the T20 rankings, West Indies remain rooted near the bottom of the pile in the Tests and one-day international formats.They are eighth in Tests and ninth in ODIs – the latter ranking causing them to miss out on qualification for next year’s ICC Champions Trophy in England.last_img read more

Home grabs slim lead vs Ceres in AFC Cup zonal final

Home grabs slim lead vs Ceres in AFC Cup zonal final

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Stipe Plazibat opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 11th minute after Carlie De Murga fouled the Croatian striker inside the area.After two Ceres goals were disallowed for offside, Martin Steuble scored a vital away goal with a long-range strike in first half stoppage time that was misjudged by Hassan Sunny.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It was a tough match,” said Vidakovic. “I think my team didn’t play well – probably their worst game in the last few months. They (Home United) played with more intensity than us. I just hope we improve a lot in the next game at home, but I think the tie is still open.”The Busmen only need a 1-0 victory to advance to the inter-zonal semifinals against Istiklol of Tajikistan. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Busmen enjoyed plenty of time on the ball in the second half, but Hassan proved equal to every Ceres attack.The Singapore international kept out Kevin Ingreso’s free kick at the hour mark and also denied Iain Ramsay’s header from close range in the 74th minute.Harris then gave Home a slender advantage, outfoxing Kevin Ingreso in the area before heading the ball past Roland Muller.“it will be different when we play at home because of the atmosphere and we have our crowd there (in Bacolod),” said Vidakovic. “But we have to change the intensity if we want to win (at home).”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Beermen trip KaTropa in first meeting since PBA Comm’s Cup finals ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo from AFC.comSINGAPORE – Ceres-Negros coach Risto Vidakovic sees no reason to panic after the Busmen’s narrow 1-2 defeat to Home United of Singapore on Wednesday night in the first leg of the AFC Cup Asean zonal finals at Jalan Besar Stadium here.An 84th minute header from Harris Harun proved to be the difference between the two sides heading into the second leg on Aug. 9 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Robert Wickens talks after the second practice session for the Toronto Indy IndyCar auto race in Toronto. Wickens is paralyzed from the waist down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway. Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his “first slide transfer as a paraplegic” that showed him moving from a table to his wheelchair. His videos had shown for the past month that he is working daily to move his legs again, but his Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, post was the first time he publicly confirmed paralysis. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway.The 29-year-old Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his “first slide transfer as a paraplegic” that showed him moving from a table to his wheelchair. His videos had shown for the past month that he is working daily to move his legs again, but Thursday’s post was the first time he publicly confirmed his paralysis.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chris Evert trophy will go to No. 1 player in WTA Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Canadian crashed at Pocono on Aug. 19 and suffered a thoracic spinal fracture, spinal cord injury, neck fracture, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, fractured right forearm, fractured elbow, four fractured ribs and a pulmonary contusion. Earlier Thursday, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart told The Associated Press he is reconsidering a return to the Indianapolis 500 because of Wickens’ crash.A video earlier this week showed Wickens successfully moving each leg slightly and he declared he’d be dancing in no time. He is scheduled to be married next September and fiance Karli Woods also posts regular videos to her Instagram stories of Wickens’ rehabilitation.“He sure as hell is showing amazing results so far, and he’s working hard as possible,” Woods posted Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I’ve only been posting videos of the small movement in my legs, but the reality is I am far away from walking on my own,” Wickens wrote. “Some people are a bit confused with the severity of my injury, so I wanted let you know the reality of it. I’ve never worked harder for anything in my life, and I am giving it all I’ve got to spark those nerves in my legs.”Wickens recently left an Indianapolis rehabilitation facility for one in Colorado.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 Chriss“Two people with the same injury may heal differently,” Wickens tweeted Friday night. “One may walk again and one may not. Each body heals differently. So we can not tell you a definitive answer if I will walk again. But I have full intentions of doing just that!“The good news is, I already have most feeling and some movement in my legs, so there is hope over the course of 24 months that I may regain enough movement to walk again! So far the signs are promising, but I’m trying not to get ahead of myself! I am just keeping my head down and working until my therapist and doctors tell me to stop.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

What about Rose Hall?

What about Rose Hall?

first_imgDear Editor,At this time, too, we recognise there is a deafening silence regarding Rose Hall Estate, where the people are very hard pressed and are contending with several challenges and difficulties.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) noted that Special Purpose Unit (SPU) spokesperson, Alex Graham, is reported in the February 19, 2018 Guyana Times as saying that if certain conditions are present at Rose Hall, the estate would also operate. Graham, Guyana Times reported, said the availability of canes was one of those conditions. We are aware that Rose Hall has canes available for harvest. A booklet prepared by the SPU, and which was shared with our Union during our January 19, 2018 engagement with the Government, advised that Rose Hall has the possibility of producing 5740 tonnes of sugar in the first crop and a further 8545 tonnes during the second crop.We would be eager to know of the other conditions, using Graham’s term, that East Demerara and Skeldon have satisfied, and Rose Hall has not.From the developments that are taking place, it seems to us that there is no clear, coherent plan to deal with the terrible situation brought about by the closure of sugar estates. The GAWU wishes to reiterate that the Government has not truly and fully considered all the ramification of its decisions to close estates and put thousands on the breadline. This, as we see, is clearly illustrated by the confusion that we are now seeing.While Government has belaboured the support the State provided to the sugar industry, we see, in effect, possibly billions of State subsidies being provided to the potential owners and the industry’s customers. The best approach, it seems, was to keep the estates opened and invest the billions being paid as severance to improve production and productivity, as the GAWU suggested and reiterated time and time again.This would be the least costly option before the Administration, rather than the foolhardy approach of closing the estates and then, like Rip Van Winkle, wake up to the realisation that the estates should have remained operable.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral Secretary,GAWUlast_img read more

Our water bills are too high

Our water bills are too high

first_imgDear Editor,There’s a classic economic paradox about the price of water and value, and it comes from Adam Smith: Why do diamonds cost more than water? The comparison is meant to demonstrate how pricing works – that even though water is essential for human survival, our economy puts prices on things based on scarcity and value (and marginal utility). As long as water remains abundant, the cheapness of water most likely shouldn’t change. With the addition of water meters in the Arcadia/Mocha Area on the East Bank of Demerara, the serious question as to the cost for water in an abundant nation as Guyana comes in focus. Why does a four-member household pay $20,000 in water bills? Research shows that an average bill of $15,000 per home monthly is what is paid in this small village located on the East Bank of Demerara. How ridiculous! This is more than one pays for electricity which we often complain about.These high rates being charged for a simple commodity such as water is being expended upon the poorer class of people. Well over 60 per cent of Arcadia/Mocha’s residents are self-employed. Water rates should be designed to fully recover the costs of providing water by charging customers in accordance with how they contribute to the costs. Schedules of water rates that charge customers in accordance with the cost of service would be efficient from the economic point of view, in that the price of a unit of water would be equal to the cost of the resources used to obtain and deliver that water. With this letter it is hoped that the higher authorities at Guyana Water Inc hear the cries of the residents of these two communities. We need help. Our water bills are too high.Yours truly,Marcia Edwardslast_img read more

NA man busted with 1.6 kilos of ganja

NA man busted with 1.6 kilos of ganja

first_img– previous sentence pendingA New Amsterdam man was on Thursday busted with a quantity of Cannabis Sativa, along the Corentyne Highway, Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne).Records show that the man, Sheldon Simon, 45, was previously sentenced in his absence to four years imprisonment by Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh, for a similar offence. He did not serve time for the offence.Reports are that a Lance Corporal and three ranks, while conducting random checks on Thursday, stopped and searched a minibus bearing registration BVV 2700 in which the man of Ferry Street, New Amsterdam, was a passenger.At the time he was carrying a black haversack which contained a black plastic bag. A further search into the bag revealed parts of the illegal plant.He was arrested and taken to the Number 51 Police Station.The substance was weighed and amounted to 1.68kg.The 1.6kg of marijuana confiscatedSimon is presently in Police custody pending charges.Back in December, a Policewoman was on her way to work when she boarded a Number 63 minibus heading up the Corentyne.A short while after entering the bus, the officer was struck by the scent of marijuana.Without arousing suspicion she observed that the smell was coming from a male passenger who had a black haversack on his lap.While the vehicle was approaching the Springlands Police Station she ordered the driver to drive into the station compound, where Simon was arrested.last_img read more

Buck Hall businessman fined, jailed for

Buck Hall businessman fined, jailed for

first_imgShawn Jerrick, 32, formerly of Anns Grove, East Coast Demerara, will have to spend three years in prison and an additional 12 weeks for possession of narcotic and illegal spirits. The sentences will run concurrently, however.The businessman who operates an unlicensed liquor shop at Buck Hall Village, Essequibo, Region 2 (Pomeroon/Supenaam) made his first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court. Jerrick pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics for the purposes of trafficking charge.According to the prosecution case, on 19 May during a police raid, 70 grams of cannabis was found on his business premises. Acting on information, detectives of G Division of the Guyana Police Force journeyed to Jerrick’s premises where cannabis was found in an abandoned washroom in his upper flat.He told the court that business is “slow” and he was trying to “catch a fast hand”. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment along with a fine of $30,000.In addition to that charge, the police also alleged that on 19 May, 2016, during the police raid 568 millilitres and 16 quarter bottles of high wine were unearthed.The defendant is unlicensed to sell the liquor.Jerrick was further charged for being in possession of wine, malt and liquor without a valid licence. For that charge he also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six weeks in prison.At the end of the trial he broke down as he begged magistrate Scarce to fine him.However, Magistrate Scarce explained to him that he must face the consequences since what he did were illegal.last_img read more

Bus driver who denies stealing car mirrors charged

Bus driver who denies stealing car mirrors charged

first_imgA man who denied that he stole mirrors from a car that was reportedly parked on Lamaha Street, Georgetown found himself before Magistrate Fabayo Azore, charged with the offence.Raymond Samaroo, 27, of Lot 20 Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown, denied that on July 7, 2018 at Lamaha Street, he stole two Juke mirrors valued $25,000, property of Latchman Singh.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne did not reveal the facts of the case, but told the Court that the matter was completed and ready to proceed to trial.As such, Samaroo was granted bail in the sum of $10,000, and was expected to return to Court Six on July 20, 2018 when the matter will continue.last_img

Skate With the Huskies to be held tomorrow after Santa Claus Parade

Skate With the Huskies to be held tomorrow after Santa Claus Parade

first_imgSkaters will need to be in full gear, and are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for admission.The club is also in need of two billets going forward. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Bill Snow at 250-261-3129.On the ice the Huskies will next be in action on Saturday night as they host the Beaverlodge Blades at 8 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Great class might get better for USC

Great class might get better for USC

first_imgThe 10th tailback on the team, Michael Coleman, will move to fullback. And USC’s first commitment for 2008, D.J. Shoemate from Servite High, is also a tailback. “Each guy sees his uniqueness,” Carroll said of the new recruits. “Broderick saw we did not have a big, physical back. Marc thinks he can do a little bit of everything. Who plays is going to be determined by the competition.” Or maybe who transfers. Johnson is expected to make a decision at the end of the semester. As highly regarded as the class was by analysts, the Trojans actually lost out on two of their top targets, with wide receivers Ahmad Paige (Tennessee) and Deonte Thompson (Florida) going elsewhere. “You don’t ever get everyone you want,” Carroll said. Florida suddenly became a nuisance to USC, taking Thompson and getting offensive guard James Wilson to decommit, not to mention signing quarterback Tim Tebow last year. “We were butting heads with them a lot,” Carroll said of the Gators. USC also made one last run at cornerback Donovan Warren of Long Beach Poly on Wednesday, but Warren stuck with his original choice of Michigan. But the Trojans hurt the Wolverines by signing wide receiver Ronald Johnson, the No.8-ranked player in the nation by Rivals. Johnson will play the same spot as wide receiver Steve Smith, Carroll said. “He can make touchdowns from anywhere on the field,” Carroll said of Johnson. Another impact player is defensive end Everson Griffen, who runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and is talented enough to play tailback, according to Carroll, who said Griffen is the top prospect he recruited since arriving at USC. “Some people think he could play in the NFL now,” Carroll said. In a mild surprise, linebacker Jordan Campbell of Norco will be switched to fullback because of the Trojans’ lack of depth at that position. Linebacker Chris Galippo from Servite High of Anaheim is also considered a top-10 player, and Carroll credited him with being an unofficial recruiter. “He set the tempo and did a great job at the All-American Bowl keeping things together,” Carroll said. Carroll said nearly all the freshmen will play next season, a tradition he likes to enhance at USC. “We had 16 freshman play last season and three scored in the first game,” he said. That first game was against Arkansas, where Mustain entered in the second half and played well against the Trojans. Adding to the intrigue is that Mustain’s teammate, Arkansas freshman wide receiver Damian Williams, already enrolled at USC this semester. Williams will redshirt next season. “I know he’s going to be a factor to help other people play well (in practice),” Carroll said. Notes: Offensive guard Travis Draper will be a medical redshirt because of numerous injuries and not return to the team, which frees up another scholarship. … Fullback Brandon Hancock officially decided not to return to the team next season to protect his damaged knee. scott.wolf@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! USC made a splash on signing day, but even bigger news could be looming for the Trojans as Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain will visit in the next two weeks with the idea of transferring in the fall. Mustain, who started eight games for the Razorbacks, would be more than just a finishing touch on a recruiting class that was ranked No. 1 by ESPN and No. 2 by Rivals.com on Wednesday. He would probably end doubts about whether it really was the nation’s top recruiting class. “It looks as power-packed as any group we’ve had,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve got all kinds of big guys, tough guys, power guys. We held our own. It’s a highly regarded class. “Of the 17 we signed, 14 can make an immediate impact.” If the Trojans lost some commitments in the past few weeks, they made up for it Wednesday morning, when Joe McKnight of River Ridge, La., the nation’s top-rated tailback, selected USC over Louisiana State. McKnight touched the ball 82times last season and scored 30 touchdowns. He averaged 15.5 yards per carry. Carroll compared him to Reggie Bush in his ability to catch passes out of the backfield or line up at wide receiver. “He’s a tremendous athlete,” Carroll said. “He can do everything, he’s incredibly versatile.” What’s more surprising is that McKnight chose USC even though running backs Marc Tyler of Oaks Christian and Broderick Green of Little Rock, Ark., also signed with the Trojans. Not to mention the fact Chauncey Washington, C.J.Gable, Emmanuel Moody, Allen Bradford, Stafon Johnson and Hershel Dennis are also currently on the roster. last_img read more