Scorpions score massive win over Windward Islands Volcanoes in WICB Four-Day Championship

first_imgCRICKET:KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Man-of-the-Match John Campbell snatched a five-wicket haul and then smashed a cameo, unbeaten half-century as Jamaica Scorpions broke their four-game losing slump in the Regional four-day championship with a convincing nine-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday.Playing on the final day of the ninth round contest at the Arnos Vale Stadium, the 22-year-old claimed five for 106 with his part-time off-spin to send the hosts tumbling for 350 in their second innings.They resumed on 245 for four, but lost their last six wickets for 105 runs, with Campbell picking up four of the wickets to fall. Veteran left-arm spinner Nikita Miller provided support, taking four for 90.Devon Thomas (126), captain Liam Sebastien (52) and Kavem Hodge (45) led the Volcanoes’ scoring.Set 139 for victory, Scorpions raced to their target off 34.4 overs, with the left-handed Campbell pummelling a stroke-filled 83 and fellow opener Shacaya Thomas scoring 52.Campbell faced just 97 deliveries and belted six fours and four sixes, putting on 133 with the right-handed Thomas, who counted four boundaries in a 107-ball knock.He raised his half-century off just 52 deliveries, with four fours and two sixes, while Thomas was far more sedate, requiring 105 balls in nearly two hours.The victory, which brought Scorpions 19 points, was their first since the first week of December last year when they beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Pride winAT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE IN TRINIDAD: Barbados Pride defeated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by seven wickets on the final day of their ninth round clash here yesterday.Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66) and 74 for three (Shai Hope 36, Kraigg Brathwaite 31). RED FORCE 226 (Kyle Hope 77, Yannick Ottley 37; Kemar Roach 4-45, Jomel Warrican 3-44) and 240 (Kyle Hope 76, Imran Khan 39, Marlon Richards 39; Jomel Warrican 5-54, Kevin Stoute 4-50).AT SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS CRICKET GROUND IN ANTIGUA: Leeward Islands Hurricanes drew with Guyana Jaguars on the final day here yesterday.Scores: HURRICANES 430 (Montcin Hodge 149 not out, Gavin Tonge 59, Kieran Powell 55, Daron Cruickshank 43, Keacy Carty 33, Orlando Peters 29; Chris Barnwell 2-68, Veerasammy Permaul 2-77). JAGUARS 190 (Shiv Chanderpaul 48, Rayon Reifer 45, Vishaul Singh 25; Gavin Tonge 4-37, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-59, Alzarri Joseph 2-34) and 222 for eight (Leon Johnson 79, Vishaul Singh 32, Shiv Chanderpaul 25 not out; Alzarri Joseph 4-71, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-34).last_img read more

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Revamping of truancy campaign likely after CoI

first_imgBy Merissa WilsonAs truancy remains obstinate in Guyana, the Education Ministry has disclosed its plan to have a broad-based approach taken to curb the prevalence after the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education sector.Education Minister, Dr Rupert RoopnaraineThis is according to Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine who affirmed that the Ministry is currently looking at strategic measures to address the escalating issue.However, Roopnaraine remarked that the Ministry does not want to deal with the situation in isolation, since the input of the public is crucial.Noting this, he said that during the CoI, an investigation will be launched into the current state of truancy in Guyana.“We want to have teachers and parents be a part of the investigation so we will be consulting with them on the issue. From this, proposals can be made on how to approach the problem,” the minister informed.This, he said, will ensure that the persons have an equal opportunity to make their suggestions and play a role in the solution.With the CoI into the education sector still ongoing, it is likely that truancy will be addressed subsequent to the completion of this inquiry when a plausible solution is reached.The CoI is said to be a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the education sector. Through the findings, the Ministry will then be able to implement its plans for the advancement of education delivery in Guyana.Truancy campaigns had been initiated under the previous Administration and had since been dubbed a success. During these campaigns, welfare officers would spontaneously swoop down on the areas that are prone to the problem. This initiative had been given the thumbs up in recent years.Meanwhile, truancy remains an evident problem in the capital city since stops at various points across the city on Tuesday highlighted the severity of the problem, as children and young adults could be seen aimlessly traversing the streets or idly loitering in their communities.When Guyana Times visited the Sophia, Greater Georgetown area, there was the unpleasant sight of seeing more than 20 children clad in “house clothes”, running errands, playing games or walking aimlessly, even though a nursery and primary schools are located just a short walking distance away.The area is described as ‘poverty struck’ and according to many residents, most might not be able to send their school aged children to school as a result of unfortunate financial circumstances. The question left unanswered though is whether or not the Ministry is aware of their plight.Guyana Times spoke with an eight-year-old student who was walking the road in his home clothes. He told this publication that he attends the Sophia Primary School and ironically related that his house was just opposite his school but it was an institution that he hardly attended.Explaining the reasons for his absence, the boy told this publication that his mother leaves for work early in the morning and there is usually no other adult to overlook his two-year-old brother.A neighbour of the child also relayed that it was usual for the child to be kept away from school to look after his younger sibling as his mother is a single parent and works excessive hours to make ends meet.This publication also came across a mother of three who admitted to keeping her children away from school as a result of financial strain she faces daily to make ends meet.Though both she and her reputed husband have a steady job, the woman explained that because of the economic situation in the country, it is a “daily burden” to send her children to school.“It is a very hard to provide for three children in this country because you have to get school clothes, lunch money or meals, books, footwear and they have to get a little pocket money. I don’t want to keep them from an education but it’s not like I have a choice,” she related.Other youngsters informed that it was their personal choice to stay away from school since they are trying to be make their “own money.”Another stop in West La Penitence and Laing Avenue revealed the same problem being prevalent, though not to the extent of the Sophia area.last_img read more

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Wood Camp Garbage Raises Grave Health, Sanitation Hazards in Paynesville

first_imgStinking garbage dumped at the Wood Camp Junction in Paynesville continues to raise grave health and sanitation hazards to the detriment of pharmacy operators, residents and business entities in Paynesville.Very sadly, the mountain of garbage continues to send out offensive odors into homes and business entities near the Wood Camp Junction in Paynesville.The rotten garbage has been dumped at the Paynesville City Corporation’s (PCC) designated site for the past three weeks and no attempt is in sight to collect and dispose it, to the grave discomfort of residents, businesspeople and concerned health groups.Health and related groups concerned about the unsanitary conditions of Wood Camp Junction include pharmacies and drug store proprietors.The garbage has posed an insurmountable challenge to the sanitation workers of the PCC and the sanitation company responsible to clear the rotten dirt from the area.Hence, mini restaurants, entertainment centers and cookshops operating in the vicinity of the stinking garbage have expressed grave concern over the situation and sounded repeated appeals to the PCC authorities.But these complaints have not generated any serious attention from the leadership of the PCC and other stakeholders in the sanitation sector of Paynesville commercial district.Residents and businesspeople in the area have begun holding consultations on how to engage the PCC authorities in order to take practical steps.Asked what kind of engagements they intend to undertake, some of the residents and businesspeople pointed out that sit-in actions and peaceful demonstration in Paynesville are among the options being considered.Many residents and businesspeople have underscored the need for the change of planning, strategies and execution in the garbage collection and disposal processes in some parts of Paynesville and its environs.They stressed the need for the consideration for residents and businesspeople to take part in the planning, designing of strategies and execution of plans in the garbage collection and disposal processes in Paynesville.“I want the PCC workers and the sanitation company responsible to collect and dispose of the dirt from the Wood Camp Junction everyday and not every week,” Pharmacy operator Cyrus B. Sackie pleaded.Mini cookshop operator Ma-Fatu Kermue stressed that the dirt should be cleared during the night hours in order to avoid the offensive odors overtaking the prepared food.Wood Camp drugstore proprietor Francis B. Yarkpawolo underscored the need for the collection and disposal of the stink and rotten should dirt be sustained and maintained every day.Despite the frantic efforts mounted recently by the Sanitation Company and PCC authorities to clear the dirt, the situation continues to degenerate as the dirt continues to climb.However, low ranking officials told the Daily Observer at the weekend that in spite of the many challenges and constraints, efforts would continue to be exerted and clear the dirt from the Wood Camp junction in Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Palace star close to signing new contract, reveals Warnock

first_img1 Joel Ward is set to sign a new contract to keep him at Crystal Palace.The defender has been one of Palace’s most impressive performers since their return to the Premier League and has been linked with a move away from the club.But Neil Warnock has revealed a deal is close to extend the former Portsmouth man’s stay at Selhurst Park.“I spoke to Joel,” said Warnock. “He’s optimistic and it’s as close as it has been since I’ve been at the club.“I hope we can put it to bed before Christmas.“He deserves it. He has been a good player for Palace and will be for years to come.” Joel Ward last_img read more

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Granddaughter cooks the way `Mama Rita’ taught her

first_imgWHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? My grandmother, “Mama Rita,” passed away from cancer, and the business opened in her honor. We use her recipes, taught to me as a young girl. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I shared a close bond with my grandmother. She passed the recipes down to me. In 2003, she died of cancer, and I named the restaurant in her honor. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Eight months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? We searched for a location and built it, and we got the necessary permits. WHAT WERE YOUR START-UP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $150,000, personally financed through savings. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Other caterers and business professionals like my lawyer, my restaurant accountant, consultants and networking through the chamber of commerce and Rotary Club in Thousand Oaks. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? Designing a business plan, staying organized, how to properly price products for the market to cover costs and the costs of construction. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $500,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? The successful opening of our second location, packaging our product to sell at Costco or TJ’s, and continued growth and productivity that leads to making a successful and profitable small business.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OWNER: Laura Papenfus ESTABLISHED: 2004 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Seven DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We serve authentic Mexican food, catering and takeout, prepared in a healthy and fresh way, and keep to family traditional recipes – the best chips, salsa and guacamole, hands down. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes. BUSINESS NAME: Mama Rita’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine BUSINESS ADDRESS: 31139 Via Colinas #208, Westlake Village, CA 91362 PHONE: (818) 991-6009 E-MAIL: mamaritasfood@aol.com last_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE: HOW TO BE MORE ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE DAY

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Modern life can be both a blessing and a curse.Everything has been upgraded to easy-to-use machines or appliances, making life easier in many ways, but there is a downside.Technology tends to reduce our opportunities to be physically active throughout the day, which has led to widespread weight gain and increase in diseases. Regular physical activity plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body weight and promoting good health.The more we move, the more muscles we use, and the more calories we burn.It’s important to note that even small amounts of physical activity can provide positive health benefits.It may not always be possible to get a workout in from week to week, so being physically active throughout the day can provide numerous health and weight benefits. Make physical activity part of your daily journey to work.This may not always be possible for everyone especially if you live several miles away from your work.However, if you live in the town in which you work, you can save yourself a lot of time being stuck in traffic and get yourself some exercise while you are at it.There are cycle-to-work schemes that you can avail of or you could just walk! (crazy, I know…)Walk or cycle to the shopsMost of us make several visits to a shop or local supermarket each day, whether it’s for a morning coffee or to get something for lunch or dinner on your way home.These are usually short journeys in the car which could be replaced with either walking or cycling. You are getting what you need and getting some physical activity at the same time.Make time for frequent standing breaks throughout your day. Many companies are beginning to understand the negative health consequences of sitting for too long.Take frequent standing breaks by standing to perform tasks like making phone calls, typing out a text or checking your email on a mobile device.Use your coffee break wiselyIf possible, walk to another coffee shop instead of the canteen in your work.Invite a colleague or two so that you can have a work-related conversation during the trip.Take the stairs.Some of you may not know this, but every building has these things called ‘stairs’.They are what we used to use before the invention of the elevator.Taking the stairs is an easy way to get some physical activity during your day.Not only are you getting some cardio, but you are also gaining leg strength at the same time.Park a little further from your destination. Parking further from the front of the shops or your work serves two benefits;You get more activity by walking farther to your destination and it is easier to leave when you are parked closer to the exit, which is a bonus when the shops are busy or at home time at work.Stay active.How many times have you gone to a park and seen parents sitting on a bench hunched over their phone while their kids are playing in the playground?Why not join in with them?Not only will you be getting your exercise in, but your kids will appreciate it a lot more than watching you on your phone.Do Housework.No, this is not a joke.Housework is actually a good way to get your physical activity in, especially if you put some effort into it.You can get some cardio, flexibility from all the reaching and bending and some strength from the lifting and carrying.It may not seem like taking the stairs or parking further away would make a big difference, but adding little bouts of physical activity to your day can help you burn additional calories and improve your health.Anything you do that increases physical activity can only be a good thing.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE: HOW TO BE MORE ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE DAY was last modified: June 22nd, 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:emmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

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How Man United and Chelsea stars contributed to Zidane’s resignation

first_img1 Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane resigned from his role as Real Madrid head coach following a row over David De Gea and Eden Hazard, according to The Sun.The legendary French footballer, who won three consecutive Champions League trophies in just two and a half years in charge at the Bernabeu, resigned last month after defeating Liverpool in the final of this season’s competition.And now the reasons behind his sudden exit are seemingly coming to light.It’s reported Zizou was in discussions with Real Madrid president Floretino Perez over the club’s summer transfer plans on the night before he quit.He told his boss he wanted to land Chelsea ace Eden Hazard to add an extra dimension to his forward line, but Perez is believed to have pushed for his long-term target David De Gea from Manchester United.Zidane, though, didn’t feel he needed the Spanish goalkeeper, confirming his faith in current No.1 Keylor Navas.And after a debate it is reported he told Perez: “I am done. You take care of the team.”Real Madrid remain without a replacement for Zidane, who is being linked with several jobs, including a role as Chelsea head coach if Antonio Conte leaves this summer.last_img read more

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Costly decision

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The word last week that the federal government approved sending $405 million in 2006 to California for the costs associated with keeping illegal immigrant criminals locked up was welcome news. It’s the largest allocation for such costs in four years, and it means federal lawmakers realize they have some culpability in allowing the unchecked flow of people across our borders. Unfortunately, it’s still not enough to cover the states’ costs. California spends more than $750 million a year incarcerating immigrants who have crossed the border illegally and committed crimes here, even though policing the border is Washington’s responsibility. As long as federal government policy is to ignore the seemingly intractable problem of illegal immigration, then it ought to pay the entire costs of its decisions.last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Defeats Abilene Christian To Win Lou Henson Classic in First Round of the CIT

first_imgStory Links The game went into overtime as Drake missed a game-winning three-pointer in the final seconds. Box Score (PDF) Preview The Wildcats made one final push and ramped up the defensive pressure in the final two minutes, forcing two turnovers and Drake to take a contested three-pointer as the shot clock winded down and cut their deficit to two points, 69-67, with less than a minute to play. ACU’s Jalone Friday missed the go-ahead three-pointer, but B.J. Maxwell came up with an offensive rebound and made a five-foot jumper to tie it up, 69-69, with 11 seconds left in regulation. Drake’s Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.), who was named the Lou Henson Classic Most Valuable Player, posted a career-best and game-high 25 points as he made 8-of-10 from the field, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc. Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added 22 points, while grabbing seven rebounds and matching a career-high four blocks. C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds to go with four assists, three points and two steals, many coming in overtime to seal the win in front of a crowd of 3,565. Live Stats ESPN Des Moines 1350 WatchCIT Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team earned an 80-73 overtime victory over Abilene Christian in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) to win the Lou Henson Classic Monday afternoon at the Knapp Center. The first half went back and forth for the first 15 minutes with Drake earning a 24-18 lead off a fast break layup by Jalen Gibbs (Waldorf, Md.) and forcing ACU to take a timeout. Out of the timeout, the Wildcats managed to stop the Bulldog run and scored the final four points of the half to tie it up 28-28 at intermission.center_img Drake (17-16) shot 38.5 percent and went 3-of-5 from the field and 5-for-7 from the free throw line in overtime. The Bulldogs held the Wildcats to 37.2 percent from the field and limited ACU (16-16) to 2-of-12 in overtime. The Bulldogs managed to keep the Wildcats from making a big run over the next 12-and-half minutes and held on to a 10-point lead, 69-59, with two minutes left to play. The Bulldogs came out of halftime strong and took a five-point lead, 33-28, off a three-pointer by Arogundade and a layup by De’Antae McMurray. Drake pushed its lead to 10 points, 40-30, with 15:28 left to play.  Next Game: at Northern Colorado 3/18/2018 – 4 p.m. In overtime, the Bulldogs took the ball inside to McGlynn, who scored five of Drake’s 11 overtime points, and earned a 77-73 lead with just less than a minute to play. Drake went to hold ACU scoreless in the final minute and made its free throws down the stretch to seal the 80-73 victory. Box Score (HTML) The Bulldogs will play a second-round CIT game against an opponent to be determined and a date to be announced. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Getting South Africa’s kids moving

first_imgSoweto teachers are now trained tooffer an agility training programme as partof the Life Orientation curriculum. Moving It’s founder Dr Claire Nicholson atwork in Soweto. A Life Orienation teacher preparing herselffor the programme.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lara DicksonMoving Matters+27 11 440 3317Bongani NkosiDr Claire Nicholson, a fitness scientist, opted for earlier retirement from her plush job at Wits University to dedicate time to helping South Africa’s youngsters stay active and avoid physical problems during childhood and later in life.She’s the driving force behind Move-It, Moving Matters, a year-old national campaign promoting physical training in schools. The school years are an important development period during which the psycho-social and motor skills evolve.The lecturer put her 30-year career behind her to retire at 60. “At Wits the retirement age is 65, but I opted out as the campaign was demanding more of my time,” she said in an interview.Agility exercises have now been incorporated into the Life Orientation curriculum in public and private schools, largely as a result of Move-It’s influence.Healthy body, healthy mindSoweto’s primary schools will introduce the programme when schools open after the July holiday. Grade four teachers from the township’s 30 primary schools turned out in numbers for coaching conducted by Nicholson and her team.Clearly in high spirits, the teachers took the various drills in their stride on the grounds of Mamba Primary School in Chiawelo, a Soweto suburb.The training session was meant to prepare the Life Orientation teachers for their new field of coaching.“The learners will be excited by this programme; they’ll make it come alive,” Nicholson said.Move-It is targeting at least 13-million pupils in the country’s primary and secondary schools. According to Nicholson it’s already a hit at some institutions in the East Rand and Vaal region in Gauteng province, and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.Pupils troop out to training grounds at least once or twice in a week with their Life Orientation teacher for exercising.Besides stimulating the mind, the programme could work well to prevent childhood obesity. The exercises are tailor-made for the acquisition and mastery of balance, locomotion, neuro-motor control, spatial awareness, timing, cardiovascular strength, hand-eye and foot-eye manipulation and team work, as Move-It puts it.The training programmes “enhances our sense of balance and ability to manipulate every part of our body,” Nicholson noted.“If we get all our children active we’ll have healthy children,” she said.The campaign’s blue bag provides exercise equipment worth R300 (US$44) for each child. The bag includes basic material such as jumping ropes, footballs, and other items that make it fun for children to exercise.Anna Nemudzivhadi, a grade four teacher at Mveledzadivho Primary School in Chiawelo, is looking forward to initiating the programme in her class. She said: “Children will love it and it will keep them active.”She found the exercises to be as stimulating to the mind as they are to the body, and she believes they will help the slower pupils in her class.“When you train your body you think fast,” Nemudzivhadi said.Support from public and private sectorsNicholson said participating schools are already reporting improvement in their pupils’ results. “Everything improves through movement,” she added.The Gauteng Department of Education has “completely endorsed” the programme, allowing it to be included in the curriculum. “It’s now an obligatory part of school learning,” said Nicholson.Local businesses, too, have come out to support the initiative, and fuel company Total has provided R1-million ($145.5 000) as sponsorship.Producing future sports starsNicholson wants to change the fact that currently the crème de la crème of South Africa’s international athletes come almost exclusively from private and independent schools.Public schools are failing to produce a greater number of quality sportspeople “because they have been deprived of this field (advanced physical training) of experience”.As part of the campaign the wealthy private schools are urged to help their public counterparts with training initiatives, Nicholson said. “We’re levelling the playing field between the haves and have-nots.”A “talent-harvesting” scheme is part of Move-It, according to Nicholson. The campaign’s facilitators are mandated to identify talent in schools they work with.“We then alert Sascoc (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) and the Department of Sports and Recreation to take note of these young people,” Nicholson said.Nicholson pointed out that it takes 12 years to produce a fully-fledged athlete, which is why it’s better to start training youngsters at an early age.Nicholson is passionate about helping youngsters sidestep physique anomalies such as slouching, which she says tend to affect their performance in the workplace.“I’m tired of seeing young people in my practice who come with deficits as 40-year-olds they should not have,” she added.last_img read more

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