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T&T Red Force again

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force retained their Regional Super50 title after brushing aside Barbados Pride by 72 runs in the final at Queen’s Park Oval last night.The reigning champions piled up 270 for seven before producing a clinical bowling performance to bundle out Pride for a disappointing 198 off 42.5 overs.They reduced Pride to 31 for four in the 10th over, a situation the visitors failed to recover from despite a top score of 50 from West Indies batsman Shai Hope and an attacking 46 from all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.FLICKER OF HOPEThe pair put on 59 for the seventh wicket to give Pride a flicker of hope, but once they were separated, another three wickets fell for ten runs as Red Force reasserted control.Tail-enders Sulieman Benn and Jomel Warrican frustrated Red Force, however, adding a breezy 49 for the last wicket.Benn struck a run-a-ball 27 not out while Warrican made 24 from 31 deliveries before he missed a heave at seamer Rayad Emrit and was bowled, sparking celebrations among the Red Force faithful.Emrit was the best bowler with three for 46, while off-spinner Jon-Russ Jagessar (2-30), fast bowler Marlon Richards (2-38) and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-55) all finished with two wickets each.Earlier, stylish left-hander Darren Bravo agonisingly missed out on three figures as Red Force prospered after being sent in.Bravo made 97 while opener Kyle Hope stroked 34, captain Jason Mohammed, 31, and Denesh Ramdin 26.Bravo’s knock, his third half-century in as many innings in the tournament, was laced with eight fours and two sixes and came from 104 balls.Carlos Brathwaite took two for 54 with his medium pace.last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Arellano caps off elims with nipping of San Sebastián

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Sebastian needs Jose Rizal University and University of Perpetual Help to lose to have a chance at the semifinals.The Lady Chiefs reasserted their mastery over last year’s runner up, but needed a strong finish to put away the Lady Stags.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 folkThey built a respectable 21-18 lead after a quick hit from Mary Anne Esguerra, but San Sebastián managed to cut the deficit to 21-20 behind Dangie Encarnacion’s attack.Regine Arocha retaliated for the Lady Chiefs and scored on back-to-back hits to put Arellano in the 24-20 match point before Andrea Marzan finished it off with a quick kill. ABL: Alab Pilipinas survives Chong Son in OT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Jovielyn Prado had a team-high 17 points to lead Arellano while Arocha added 16 points.Esguerra added 15 points to Arellano’s cause while Necole Ebuen and Marzan finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively.Nikka Dalisay led all scorers with 23 points for the Lady Stags.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Final Four-bound Arellano ended its  elimination round campaign with a hard-fought 19-25, 36-34, 25-16, 25-21 victory over San Sebastián in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The defending champions finished the eliminations with an 8-1 record and a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals while the Lady Stags reeled to 5-4 with their Final 4 hopes in limbo.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

LPRC Remains Committed to the Liberian Market

first_imgThe Deputy Managing Director for Operations at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), Aaron J. Wheagar, has urged the public not to panic as a result of the recent unfortunate incident that took place at the entity facility on the Bushrod Island in Monrovia.Mr. Wheagar stated that his entity (LPRC) will remain committed to the Liberian Market by supplying quality products and ensuring that supplies do not run out on the market.The Deputy LPRC Manager spoke to this paper recently in an exclusive interview at his head office, on the Bushrod Island in Monrovia.According to him, though there was spill of gasoline at the facility, when one of its mini storage tanks burst open, but there are still enough products (gasoline) that would serve their customers from now and throughout the festive seasons of Christmas and New Year’s Day.Though the LPRC boss clarified that his entity lost 75,000 gallons of petroleum products, sources close to LPRC told the paper that the tank leakage caused the company the loss of thousands of dollars’ worth of petroleum products and more than that amount of gallons that the Deputy LPRC boss stated.He stated that LPRC service men fought gallantly to retrieve  about 30,000  gallons, which is mixed is contaminated.Wheagar further stated that the 75,000 gallons was part of a consignment of 300,000 gallons that was in the entity’s storage. “Out of the 75,000 gallons that spilled out, we were able to retrieve 30,000 gallons, but they are contaminated with water,” he added.“So Super Petroleum, Amanita and Total decided to give us some of their storage tanks to keep these products in, but we are not going to sells it to the public right now,” he intoned.“This incident does not have any effect on the petroleum market, and I can assure you there will be no gasoline shortages on the market, Wheagar assured.The LPRC boss for operation further stated that the recent incident has shown them that they need to accelerate the rehabilitation of various tanks at the facility.He indicated that the tanks were built in the 1950s and nearly all of them are old and no longer useful.“Our contractor (Motherwell) has built three new tanks for us, but we still have lots of work to do at the facility, so we are calling on the Government, and the 53th National Legislature to help us implements these projects on time,” he pleaded.However, the LPRC boss added that in order for Liberia to have fuel security, they need to build more new storage facilities for petroleum products.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trackers eager for 2018, hosting provincials

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers are looking to continue their recent winning ways in 2018 as they ended December on a three-game winning streak.The Trackers who currently boast a record of 10-6-1 sit in second place in the Bouchier Division standings, 10 points behind the first place Peace River Royals.“The boys have come along way since the start of training camp,” said first-year head coach Gerard Dicaire. “The core group has had a great attitude as they also are involved with the Academy at the school {Energetic Learning Centre]. The learning curve has been big for not just for the new coaches including myself but also the players as we have a fairly young team compared the rest of the league.”- Advertisement -The team plays more games at home than on the road in 2018 including the B.C. Hockey Tier 1 provincials in mid-March, something the team is looking forward to. “Everything we have been doing this year is geared towards provincials and we got a taste of it from our Thanksgiving tournament in Kamloops,” added Dicaire. “We have talked about using home ice as an advantage carrying that over to provincials, being comfortable playing in front of a crowd. This is our home so if you’re coming up to play here it’s going to be a battle.”The Trackers will welcome the winners of the draw areas in southern B.C. and Prince George who automatically gets a birth from the South Peace Region.The Trackers hit the ice next in Dawson Creek when they welcome the KC Colts on January 6th. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

ELECTED (DONEGAL EA) SEAN MCENIFF (FF)

first_imgSean McEniff (FF) has bee re-elected in the Donegal EA, following the 12th count earlier this evening. Sean McEniff (FF) has been re-elected to the Donegal County Council.NHe joins independent candidates Niamh Kennedy and Tom Conaghan, who were elected earlier this evening.Kennedy, Niamh Non-P. 0 1,984 Elected 0 0 0Conaghan, Tom Non-P. 0 1,984 Elected 0 0 0McEniff, Sean F.F. 331 2,244 Elected 260 0 0Jordan, Noel Andrew S.F. 461 1,827 0 157 0Campbell, John Non-P. 38 1,744 0 240 0O’Neill, Barry F.G. 137 1,703 0 281 0Byrne, Brendan F.F. 25 1,624 0 360 0McMahon, Michael S.F. -1211 0 Excluded 0 0 0Boyle, John F.G. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0McNulty, John F.G. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Naughton, Michéal F.F. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Kennedy, Jonathan Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 85McNulty, Joseph Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 118Mulhern, Bernie Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 262McManus, Lawrence Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 286McCafferty, Patricia Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 470  ELECTED (DONEGAL EA) SEAN MCENIFF (FF) was last modified: May 25th, 2014 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more

PULL THE OTTER ONE – CREATURE SPOTTED TRYING TO GET INTO DONEGAL PLAY-CENTRE

first_imgThe otter was spotted in the middle of Bundoran trying to get into a children’s Play-centre!They are notoriously shy creatures who are rarely spotted in the wild – nevermind off a town’s busy Main Street.But Ollie the Otter didn’t mind the fuss today as he made an appearance in Bundoran.Ollie was spotted trying to get into Dizzy’s Den children’s playcentre just after 10am. Anna Marie Murray, the owner of the centre which is located at Bundoran Retail Park, said she was shocked to see the creature outside her premises.“He was outside and it looked like he was trying to get in. It was one of the strangest things I have ever seen.“Unfortunately we have a strict no animals policy,” she laughed.Anna Marie said Ollie just wandered off after a while and she hopes he made his way into fields behind their centre and back to a nearby river.   PULL THE OTTER ONE – CREATURE SPOTTED TRYING TO GET INTO DONEGAL PLAY-CENTRE was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranDizzy’s Den playcentredonegalotterlast_img read more

South African film shines at Zanzibar festival

first_imgSmall boys with big dreams – often it isfrom these humble beginnings that futurestars emerge. Singer Simphiwe Dana makes a strongacting debut as Themba’s mother Mandisa.(Images: Themba) Young Themba and his best friend Sipho.(Image: alpha medienkontor GmbH)MEDIA CONTACTS • Joy SapiekaPublicist+27 73 212 5492• Helene TurveyPublicist+27 76 024 2993RELATED ARTICLES• South African film a hit at Cannes• New film tackles race with hunour• 2010 opportunities for SA film• New Afrikaans film a hit• Global acclaim for SA filmJanine ErasmusSouth African film Themba: A Boy Called Hope, directed by Pretoria-born Stefanie Sycholt, has scooped the Unicef Child Rights Award at the 2010 Zanzibar International Film Festival (Ziff).Sycholt received the prize from Unicef Germany board member Anne Luetkes at the film’s Cologne premiere on 1 August 2010.Every year since 2004 international child rights organisation Unicef has presented the award to a film that it feels best represents the struggle to uphold children’s basic rights in the Eastern and Southern African region.The film also took the Golden Dhow award for the festival’s best feature film.Last year’s Unicef winner was Mother Unknown, a film by Sudanese director Taghreed Alsanhouri about infants born out of wedlock in Khartoum, who become innocent victims of the stigma surrounding such situations. Alsanhouri received her award from US film star and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover.Directors interested in competing for the Unicef Child Rights Award at next year’s festival can email ziff@ziff.or.tz.The best of African cinemaThe Zanzibar International Film Festival took place between 10 and 18 July 2010, mainly in Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City, located on Unguja Island. This is East Africa’s only functional historical town and is a Unesco World Heritage site.Some events took place on Pemba Island, the other main island in the Zanzibar archipelago, and mainland Tanzania.Ziff is said to be East Africa’s largest festival for film, music and the arts. Attendance at the 2009 event was around 45 000 in Stone Town alone, with over 200 000 attending screenings elsewhere in Zanzibar and on the mainland. Of these, 12 000 came from abroad. The films on show represented 43 countries.This year’s event coincided with the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which took place in South Africa. Themba’s award is therefore especially fitting as football is one of the film’s central themes, and the film’s South African premiere took place during the tournament.The film is garnering rave reviews from all over the world. On the Internet Movie Database it has a score of 7.6 out of 10. It is currently showing at the Labia on Orange in Cape Town.Breaking down barriers through footballThe story is based on Crossing the Line by German-Dutch author Lutz van Dijk, now resident in Cape Town. Van Dijk is a founding member of the NGO Homes for Kids on South Africa, which cares for HIV-positive children and those affected by HIV/Aids, when their families or neighbours are unable to.He based the story on his own experience running a children’s home in the turbulent township of Masiphumelele, on the west side of the Cape Peninsula.Sycholt, who took part of her degree studies under Nobel literature laureate John Maxwell Coetzee, said she was inspired to bring the book to the big screen as soon as she read it, as it was an inspirational coming-of-age story rather than one of despair and hopelessness. She later wrote the screen adaptation.“Themba’s story is universal,” she said. “It’s not a football movie that builds up to one match at the end. Football is an important element though; it’s an element of hope in the boy’s life.”The film focuses on young Themba (an Nguni word meaning “hope”), played by 21-year-old Nat Singo, who admitted that he was attracted by the “amazing script”. The sporty nature of the film, however, was something of a challenge for him.Themba is a talented footballer and has great ambitions of one day becoming a star, but first must overcome a number of challenges; HIV, violence, poverty, and more.Themba’s father, a miner in the northern parts of South Africa, no longer sends money for the family. His best friend Sipho recently lost his mother to Aids, becoming yet another statistic in the growing number of child-headed households. However, because of the shame associated with the condition, the family has secretly buried her in the backyard and pretends to the community that all is well.While still young, the two boys develop an interest in the Beautiful Game and later Themba joins the Lion Strikers football team. However, on the eve of the regional championship finals he is raped by his mother’s lover, and escapes to Cape Town to seek her, taking his sister with him, but abandoning the match.They find their mother but realise from her frail condition that she is seriously ill – later she reveals that she has Aids, and even with treatment, it would be a long time before she would be well enough to work again.Themba is forced to look for odd jobs around the city, and finally plucks up the courage to phone Big John Jacobs, who had made contact with the boy during the regional tournament, to ask him for work.Jacobs, the Ajax Cape Town football coach and talent scout, is played by Former German goalkeeper and World Cup player Jens Lehmann, who makes his on-screen debut as in the film.But Jacobs has other plans for the boy, and he is invited to practise with the team. One of the players is injured before a big match, and Themba finally gets his chance to hit the pitch.Multi-talented castLehmann is joined by South African football veteran Doctor Khumalo, of Kaiser Chiefs and Bafana Bafana fame, as well as popular local screen star Rapulana Seiphemo as Themba’s father.Other performers include Kagiso Mtetwa as Sipho, local songbird Simphiwe Dana as Themba’s loving mother Mandisa, and Patrick Mofokeng as her jobless lover.Filming wrapped just as the 2009 Confederations Cup came to a close, and took place largely in Cape Town and the rural areas around Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape province. This part of the country has been hard hit by HIV/Aids, and is also one of the poorest provinces. The visuals of this stark and impoverished region are superb.Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a keen supporter of the film, said it reminded him of his own childhood in a small village in the former Transvaal, now Gauteng.The young Tutu, like Themba, had hopes of rising above poverty and making something of himself in the world. “In football, Themba seems to be a lot better than I was,” Tutu said, adding that he wished the film “all possible success”./index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=555:global-acclaim-for-sa-film&catid=42:land_news&Itemid=110last_img read more

Planting soybeans in 2017 for agronomic and economic reasons

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Matthew Stroud’s territory of Clark, Madison, Fayette and Green Counties, stalk rot issues in many corn fields may have farmers considering putting soybeans in those fields for 2017. As Stroud mentions in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, that decision may be easier to make from an economic standpoint as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

Guide on newly approved herbicides

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) has published a set of guidelines for soybean farmers who are considering the use of newly approved dicamba-based herbicide products.Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia herbicides for pre-emergence and post-emergence use on dicamba-tolerant (DT) soybeans.The dicamba outreach publication was developed by pesticide program administrator Dave Scott of OISC and Purdue Extension weed specialist Bill Johnson to explain how to legally and effectively use dicamba-based herbicides on DT crops.Dicamba-based herbicides are best used to treat giant ragweed, marestail, waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, lambsquarters and morning glories.“This product is a sorely needed tool in controlling glyphosate, ALS, and PPO resistant broadleaf weeds in soybeans,” Johnson said. “It’s very effective if used correctly.”Using dicamba-based herbicides requires more caution than other more commonly used herbicides, Johnson said.“This is a new tool for controlling weeds in soybeans, but it has more restrictions than any other herbicide I have encountered in my life,” he said.Scott expects the labels and legal prohibitions on dicamba-based herbicides to be in development for some time, which is why the publication was created.Dicamba is a highly active herbicide at very low levels, meaning it can damage many desirable crop and landscape plants at very low doses if it moves off the intended area.“Because this tool will be widely used and misused, and the fact it can injure non-target vegetation at such low doses, the potential for lawsuits and cancellation of registration is also very high,” Johnson said.“Past experience with dicamba herbicide use has demonstrated that potential damage to non-target crops and vegetation is considerable and must be avoided if these products and herbicide-resistant technology is to survive,” Scott added.The publication is available online at https://www.oisc.purdue.edu/pesticide/pdf/dicamba_outreach_011117.pdf.last_img read more

Nanded civic polls: Cong wins 73 of 81 seats in its traditional stronghold

first_imgThe Congress has won 73 of the 81 seats in the civic polls in Nanded, the home turf of their State party chief Ashok Chavan, as per the final results declared early on Friday. Denting the BJP’s bid to wrest power, the Congress was successful in limiting the saffron party’s tally to six in the elections to the Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation (NWMC). The results of four seats were kept pending on Thursday due to technical reasons and were declared on Friday, an official of the State Election Commission said. Mr. Chavan yesterday attributed the party’s win to non-tampering of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and claimed that the BJP’s “return journey” has started. As per the final tally of the total 81 seats, the Congress won 73, followed by the BJP which bagged six seats.The Shiv Sena just about managed to open its account with one seat. An independent candidate also won a seat.“The results have proven that the return journey of the BJP has started from Maharashtra. Our ground work in Nanded ensured that there was no tampering of EVMs, which led to our victory,” Mr. Chavan yesterday told reporters here after taking part in the victory celebrations outside the Mumbai Congress office.“There is severe discontent among the people due to high fuel prices, farmers’ suicides and troubles caused to cultivators due to faulty loan waiver system. People have understood the hollow claims made by the Chief Minister (Devendra Fadnavis),” Mr. Chavan said. Maharashtra’s labour minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar, who was in-charge of the BJP’s poll machinery in Nanded, claimed that the party’s vote share rose from 3% in 2012 to 19% this time around. However, BJP’s new ally and Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha (MSP) leader Narayan Rane advised the BJP leadership to do an introspection on why it fared so bad despite the Chief Minister holding many election rallies in the run-up to the Nanded civic polls. He, however, dismissed the argument that the Nanded civic poll results would have an impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The Nanded civic body has been ruled by the Congress, since it came into existence two decades ago. The party-wise strength in NWMC prior to this election was: Congress—41, Shiv Sena—14, AIMIM—11, NCP —10, independents—three and BJP—two. Notably, the BJP had won 12 of the 16 civic bodies in Maharashtra, for which polls were held this year, expanding its footprint in the state’s urban pockets. It had made inroads into the traditional Congress strongholds and also those of partner Shiv Sena.last_img read more