Jamaica Scorpions facing defeat against T&T Red Force

first_imgAnother day of woeful batting by the Jamaica Scorpions yesterday have them staring defeat in the face against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in the WICB First-Class League action at Sabina Park.Resuming the day on 13 without loss in their second innings – an overall lead of 22 runs – the Scorpions lost their way in the morning and early post-lunch sessions and were bowled out for 155 in their second innings.This resulted in the Red Force, which made 206 in their first innings in response to 225 made by the Scorpions, being set a comfortable victory target of 175.At the close of the third day, they were 113 for three – 62 runs adrift.”Advantage Trinidad; needing 60-odd runs and we need to get nine wickets to win,” said new Jamaica captain, Campbell, who in addition to eight made in the first innings, scored 23 in the second.”Having said that, (however), their batting order has been struggling, (especially) their middle order and if we come tomorrow morning and get two quick wickets, I think we could make a match of it.”Starting out with openers John Campbell, on eight, and Shacaya Thomas, five, the Scorpions capitulated on the back of some fine offspin from new sensation Jon-Russ Jagessar. Playing in his second first-class match, he finished with eight for 58, his maiden five-wicket haul.The diminutive Jagessar, a revelation for Trinidad on their way to capturing the regional one-day title last month, utilised variations of pace and spin to add to his first innings collection of three for 53, to also claim his first 10-wicket haul.In the end, none of the top six Jamaica batsmen were able to pass 25. Thomas made 19, Kirk Edwards 16, Jermaine Blackwood five, and Devon Thomas eight.LAST-WICKET STANDIt took a defiant 47 last-wicket stand between spinner Nikita Miller, who was last man out for 28, and fast bowler Marquino Mindley, 23 not out, to bring some level of respectability to their score.However, thanks to enterprising batting from fast-rising opener, Evin Lewis, who closed on 66 not out, the Red Force went on to take control of the match.The 24-year-old, who recently returned from the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 and who scored an attractive 87 in the first innings, also expressed pleasure with his team’s showing.”We have only lost one wicket and we are on top,” he said. “It’s (now) important that we come out tomorrow, keep going as a team and get the remaining runs.”The left-hander, who looked at consummate ease while batting in each innings, also gave credit to Jagessar, who was recently selected in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 draft.”It was an excellent bowling performance by Jon-Russ,” he said. “We had a plan to bowl to the right handers and he went out there and did it and we are happy for it.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS 1st Innings 225RED FORCE 1st Innings 206SCORPIONS 2nd Innings(overnight 13 without loss)S Thomas lbw b Jagessar 19*J Campbell st Katwaroo b Jagessar 23K Edwards c Lewis b Jagessar 10A McCarthy c Lewis b Jagessar 16J Blackwood lbw b Jagessar 5D Thomas b Jagessar 8+C Walton c Richards b Jagessar 4N Miller c Mohammed b Khan 28D Jacobs c Cariah b Jagessar 1S Cottrell lbw b Jagessar 8M Mindley not out 23Extras (b8, lb2) 10TOTAL (all out, 48.2 overs) 155Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-58, 3-61, 4-79, 5-79, 6-91, 7-92, 8-96, 9-108, 10-155.Bowling: Emrit 9-4-11-0, Richards 13-4-35-1, Jagessar 24-4-58-8, Mohammed 3-1-6-0, Imran Khan 16.2-2-31-1, Ottley 3-1-4-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 175 runs)E Lewis not out 66J Solozano c Miller b Campbell 19K Hope not out 14Extras ((lb11, w1, nb2) 14TOTAL (1 wkt, 38 overs) 113Fall of wicket: 1-66.Bowling: Cottrell 5-0-19-0 (nb1), Mindley 3-0-15-0 (w2), Miller 15-4-32-0, Campbell 8-3-26-1, Jacobs 7-3-10-0.Position: Red Force require a further 62 runs for victory with nine wickets intact.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: V Smith, L Reifer.last_img read more

Educators awarded for dedicated role in nation’s development

first_imgAs Guyana continues with its calendar of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary, 50 past and present educators were on Monday rewarded with trophies and certificates for their outstanding contributionsThe awardees along with Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine and other officialsto the education sector over the past 50 years.During the elaborate rewarding ceremony at the National Cultural Centre which saw the attendance of hundreds of education officials and students from across the country, these educators were bestowed with awards for their dedication towards the development of the nation academically.The initiative was a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education and the School of the Nations as they recognised the need of rewarding teachers for their work as well as to stimulate other educators to pattern themselves after those being awarded.The ceremony was held under the theme “Improving performance through teacher recognition and rewards” spoke exactly to the theme of celebrating the achievement of the educators as their roles have been crucial in the development of the country’s education sector.Speaking to this effect, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam emphasised the essential role of educators and its direct link to the general advancement of the country.Mentioning that teachers are the first persons who offer formal education to children, Sam affirmed that their tasks and role should not be underrated.“I have referred to teachers as both agents of nation building and soldiers for national transformation. In some, the faith of our nation rests on the shoulders of the dedicated educators spread across this country” Sam cited.In saluting educators across the country, he reminded that they are the persons responsible for classroom development, that of the community and the extensive nation.According to the CEO: “For the next years the country is placing the mantle in the hands of these educators to be advocates for academic development so that the future of Guyanese would be moulded. We salute you our educators, for in your hands we have placed the canvas on which the masterpiece for our next 50 years will unfold.”Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine spoke passionately about the magnitude of the educator’s input to the general growth of the country, while noting that they are not rewarded to the extent of their contributions.Roopnaraine admitted that he is aware of the inadequate salary and other benefits that these teachers are in receipt of despite their critical role in the education sector. He disclosed that the Education Ministry have had discussions with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on the topic of the insufficient wages paid to educators.The Minister further noted that classroom work is crucial for the development of individuals but this can only be achieved if there is an educator who is committed to the task. With this, he charged educators across Guyana to work along with the Ministry to effect the change they want to see in Guyana, as it grows from strength to strength.“My charge for our teachers and education officials is that you recognise what we in the ministry are about to effect in guaranteeing the future of Guyana by doing work in the classroom. We can’t achieve this without having an educated population” the Minister underlined.The educators awarded were selected from the ten administrative regions of Guyana for their devoted work in the teaching profession.last_img read more

Nimba District #8 May Boycott Presidential Run-off

first_img– Advertisement – Citizens of Nimba County District#8 may likely boycott the November 7 presidential run-off due to a delay by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to announce the result of the October 10 representative poll that was challenged by the district’s Unity Party (UP) incumbent lawmaker Larry P. Younquoi.Younquoi challenged the result of the district election since October 16, outlining numerous irregularities during the exercise, a complaint that up to the present the NEC is yet to set a date for the hearing.The protest result put candidate Saye Miane in the lead by 19 votes ahead of Younquoi, a result that it is believed to be far from the absolute majority of at least 50 votes for a candidate to seal a representative seat by the NEC.Supporters of both Miane and Younquoi who have been in Monrovia for almost a week are running out of patience about the NEC’s attitude.Many of them who spoke with the Daily Observer on condition of anonymity for fear of endangering the chances of their candidates, threatened to boycott the pending November 7 presidential run-off if their district is without a representative.The presidential run-off is between VP Joseph N. Boakai of the UP and Senator George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).When he announced the final result of votes cast, NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoya promised not to announce that district result pending the outcome of the hearing into Younquoi’s complaint.Younquoi alleged that his complaint resulted from reports of irregularities his team observed at the Tallying Center in Tappita, “a situation that has the tendency to undermine my vote in the final analysis.”For the record, the complaint claimed, “polling place 0103 in Barnakpala, and 0102, in Sehwee, among others, had numerous cases of erroneous figures on the tally sheet delivered to the Center.”“For instance some figures from the invalid votes, as well as valid votes were left blank, thereby leaving the NEC workers with no alternative, but to determine the figures that could fill such gaps,” Younquoi claimed, adding, “at those centers and perhaps elsewhere ardent supporters of candidate Miane served as presiding officers, thereby giving strong suspicion of manipulation in the process.”According to Younquoi, some of the presiding officers, including Preston Glay from Bainakpala, Ezekiel Tair from Sehwee and Ezekiel Zarwolo and Nathaniel Jaye of Zao respectively were strong supporters of candidates on both the social and Electronic Media.The complaint further alleged that at one point, “Amos referred to me as a political zogo and Glay was openly seeing spearheading the transportation of registered voters from Montserrado County to the district on behalf of Miane during the voter registration process.”Younquoi also claimed that during the counting of the votes huge numbers of invalid votes were reported mainly in what he considered as his “stronghold” where Miane’s partisans, the NEC workers were assigned,” the complaint alleged.“The difference of 19 votes between us is not convincing enough to declare him a winner upon the first count in such fiercely contested election,” Younquoi indicated.Therefore, the UP lawmaker argued, “The NEC should recount the entire votes emanating from the district in order to erase whatever doubts that we may harbor in the race.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Incumbent representative candidate for Nimba County District #8, Larry Younquoi, and Chairman of the House committee on Good Governance & Government Reformlast_img read more

Surveyor drowns in Berbice River

first_imgThe body of a 25-year-old surveyor was on Saturday afternoon recovered from the Berbice River with blood oozing from its mouth and ears.Dead is Seon Hughes of Lot 133 Friendship, East Coast Demerara, who was last seen on Friday afternoon afterDead: Seon Hugheshe allegedly fell into the river while walking close to a koker.Reports are that the father of two was carrying out a survey at Lansdale, East Bank Berbice, along with six others when he lost his balance and fell overboard.One of the dead man’s colleagues reportedly told Police that Hughes was walking backwards when he slipped into the water and was pulled away due to the current. Two of his colleagues went after him but the now dead man went under the water and never resurfaced.Guyana Times was told that his colleagues were able to grab him but were unable to save him. Another report stated that the man was swimming and he was pretending that he could not swim but was not taken seriously. Hughes was described as someone who usually “pulls a lot of pranks and makes a lot of jokes”.While the reports remain conflicting, a relative told Guyana Times that the family intends to get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.The relative explained that the family was told that it was only after some time had elapsed and he did not resurface, that two of his colleagues went into the water to save him but their efforts proved futile.Despite several searches, the man’s bloodied body was pulled a short distance from where he was last seen. The Police have launched an investigation into the incident. The man leaves to mourn his wife, two children, parents and siblings.last_img read more

Striking Gor hit Homeboyz to go second

first_imgWith the players on a go slow due to unpaid allowances and February salaries, Gor had only 15 men travel to Machakos, the 11 starting and four on the bench with youngster Eric Ombija landing the rare chance of being in the squad among the subs.Among the regulars, Harun Shakava, Nicholas Kipkurui, Ernest Wendo, George Odhiambo and Lawrence Juma were started. Loudly absent were Francis Kahata, Jacques Tuyisenge, Samuel Onyango and Dennis Oliech, though they might be rested for Sunday’s crucial CAF Confederations Cup match.Kakamega Homeboyz striker David Odhiambo attempts to take a cross under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Ernest Wendo during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor had not trained since their return from their CAF Confederations Cup assignment against Zamalek in Egypt and Thursday afternoon was their first day together on the pitch since the Sunday tie.It was a slow encounter with few chances. Homeboyz had the first go at goal after 11 minutes when Ali Bhai’s low corner was missed by everyone in the box landing on Sosthenes Idah’s feet but the centre back skied the shot.In the 26th minute, Gor had their first real foray at goal when off a counter attack, Nicholas Kiokurui put Erisa Ssekisambu through with a delightful through pass but the Ugandan hit the effort high from the right.In the 32nd minute, some fancy footwork from Festo Omukoto saw him skip away from Wendo, but his eventual shot at goal was weak, Peter Odhiambo gathering easily.In quick succession in the 34th and 37th minutes, Gor had their first shots on target. First, Wendo cited some space ahead of him and went for a shot, but it was an easy catch for David Juma in the Gor goal.Three minutes later, Boniface Omondi’s corner went straight into the upright and he recycled the ball, sought space and shot at goal with David Juma punching the effort away for another corner.The game picked up in the second half with Gor showing intent early, Juma’s shot from distance being smothered away by keeper Juma.Kakamega Homeboyz striker Allan Wanga attempts to go past Gor Mahia’s Harun Shakava and Geoffrey Ochieng during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHomeboyz broke the deadlock five minutes into the half when Bhai put Namanda through with a defense splitting pass, the winger dinking the ball over keeper Fredrick Odhiambo.But Gor, match fitness notwithstanding kept the pressure and left back Geoffrey Ochieng showed intent in the 61st minute with a rifling shot from distance punched away for a corner by Juma.The goals finally came, and in quick succession.Mustafa volleyed Gor level in the 67th minute from inside the box after Homeboyz struggled to clear the ball off an Ochieng long throw. Two minutes later, the home side was 2-1 up in almost similar fashion.A long throw wasn’t cleared away and the ball fell back on Ochieng who crossed in and cleared away straight to Omondi’s legs. The winger took a delightful first touch before taking a shot at goal, the ball being deflected on its way in.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Boniface Omondi (left) and Francis Mustafa celebrate the former’s goal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Mar 14 – Gor Mahia came from a goal down to score two within two minutes and beat Kakamega Homeboyz 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday to move second in the Kenyan Premier League standings.Luke Namanda had given Homeboyz a 50th minute lead before substitute Francis Mustafa and Boniface Omondi scored in quick succession to hand the league holders a vital win and keep their title retention hopes alive.last_img read more

Is this the XI to damage City’s top four hopes? Predicted Arsenal XI

first_img 34. Francis Coquelin (centre midfield) 17. Alexis Sanchez (right wing) 11 11 11 35. Mohamed Elneny (centre midfield) 11 24. Hector Bellerin (right back) 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 18. Nacho Monreal (Ieft back) 11 Arsenal take on Manchester City in the Premier League this Sunday 8th May, kick off 16:00 BST.The Gunners will be looking to take advantage of their opponent’s Champions League exit by stealing three points to close the gap on second-place Tottenham Hotspur.Arsene Wenger and his players have come in for much criticism this season, again described as bottlers, but they could still finish above fierce rivals Spurs.So, with this still to play for, who might Wenger start at the Etihad?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal line up v Manchester City by viewing the slideshow, above right. 11 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 6. Laurent Koscielny (centre back) 11 11 23. Danny Welbeck (striker) 5. Gabriel Paulista (centre back) – check out the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 11 45. Alex Iwobi (left wing)last_img read more

Lobos ride Moore’s ground game in win.

first_img San Diego State (3-4, 2-2 Mountain West) extended Utah’s losing streak to three straight and ended a 10-game home winning streak for the Utes (3-4, 1-3). Kevin O’Connell completed 17 of 23 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 88 yards to spoil Utah’s homecoming and give San Diego State its first win at Utah in 10 years. San Diego 48, Dayton 24: Josh Johnson tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another score to help visiting San Diego give Dayton its first loss. Johnson and J.T. Rogan combined for four second-half scores and San Diego (6-1 overall, 2-0) outscored the Flyers 28-0 after halftime. Air Force 42, UNLV 7 : With Air Force closing in on the goal line, Shaun Carney took the snap, tried to hand off to the fullback and watched as the ball hit the ground. Carney scooped the ball up and ran for a touchdown, part of a 42-7 win over visiting UNLV that snapped Air Force’s four-game losing streak and showed that, indeed, the hard-luck Falcons really could get a break or two. Weber St. 26, Sacramento St. 14: Zach Hall carried the ball 24 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead host Weber State over Sacramento State. Weber State (3-4, 2-2 Big Sky) broke a relatively close game open early in the fourth quarter thanks to three forced fumbles by the Wildcat defense. The turnovers resulted in two field goals by Joe Johnson and a 12-yard touchdown run by Hall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Moore ran in from 6 yards to cap a New Mexico drive that lasted the first half of the third quarter, tying the game 17-17. And after the Cowboys didn’t get past their own 35 on their next possession, a 50-yard Lobos drive ended with another 6-yard run-in by Moore early in the fourth. Heading into the game, Moore was already second in the nation with 4,300 career rushing yards and 43 career rushing touchdowns. Wyoming coach Joe Glenn isn’t sorry that New Mexico is going to graduate DonTrell Moore, who ran 181 yards and scored three touchdowns toward a 27-24 win over the Cowboys on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. “Is he a senior finally? Good riddance. The guy’s a really great football player,” he said. “We had no answer for the guy.” The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Lobos (4-3, 2-2), who pulled away from Wyoming on a pair of nearly identical, back-to-back touchdowns by Moore in the third and fourth quarters. center_img Stanford 20, Arizona 16: Trent Edwards threw two touchdown passes and Stanford took advantage of five Arizona turnovers to beat the host Wildcats 20-16 on Saturday. It was the second Pac-10 road win in a row for the Cardinal (3-2, 2-1), who beat Washington State last week. Stanford managed just 195 total yards, but the Wildcats’ tough defense was offset by Arizona’s offensive blunders. Arizona (1-5, 0-3) lost its fourth in a row. San Diego St. 28, Utah 19: Jeff Webb had nine catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns to lead visiting San Diego State to a 28-19 win over Utah, the Aztecs’ first road victory of the season. last_img read more

DONEGAL PLAYERS INVOLVED IN HOLIDAY ROW WITH COUNTY BOARD

first_imgThe Donegal squad will travel to either Dubai (pictured) or Miami for their team holiday.Donegal GAA players have become embroiled in a row with County Board officials over their team holiday.Negotiations between both parties are ongoing in an attempt to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.However, there appears to be a major sticking point regarding the players that aren’t able to go on the holiday. Normally those players not able to travel on the team holiday would be reimbursed with travel vouchers.However, according to The Irish News today it seems that players not able to go on the holiday will not be compensated.The Ulster champions and All-Ireland finalists are expected to go on holiday during the three-week break in the National League between rounds two and three.The players are expected to either go to Miami or Dubai. The GAA will provide a grant of €80,000 towards the cost while the team’s holiday fund has raised an additional €110,000 but as stated above the players who are unable to travel will not receive any compensation in the form of travel vouchers.Donegal treasurer Cieran Kelly told The Irish News, “We are working within the guidelines of the GAA and Revenue.“Before a county board can draw down the grant for the holiday they have to sign up to those guidelines from Croke Park and that is what we have done.“This is being driven by one or two individuals. I am not a man for airing stuff in public.“I am the county treasurer and I want to do what is right for Donegal GAA. We will work within the guidelines. “If there are one or two people who want to drive an different agenda that is up to themselves.“We were lucky enough that we had the foresight to budget for this at the start of the year.“Back last January, whenever I was doing the budgets, there was no word of an All-Ireland final.“It was the furthest thing from our minds. We are working within the GAA and Revenue guidelines as they are supplied to us by the finance directors in Croke Park. DONEGAL PLAYERS INVOLVED IN HOLIDAY ROW WITH COUNTY BOARD was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:County boarddonegalDubaiGAAholidayHome-page SportMiaminewsrowlast_img read more

Humboldt State football set for homecoming night showdown against Azusa Pacific

first_imgArcata >> The last time Humboldt State and Azusa Pacific were on the same field together, it ended in the Jacks making a statement to the rest of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.This time around, the Jacks are looking to bounce back after a loss for the first time in 2017.Homecoming night at the Redwood Bowl has all the makings of an absolute doozy, as 25th-ranked Humboldt State and Azusa Pacific square off for the second time this season, with the Jacks looking to start the second …last_img

Letter: Will NFL suspend Brown for unsportsmanlike conduct?

first_imgWill NFL suspend Brown forunsportsmanlike conduct?Re: “Don’t expect Antonio Brown’s social media silence to last” (Mercurynews.com, April 11):I was outraged when I read that Antonio Brown was talking trash to JuJu Smith-Schuster, his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate.JuJu has been supportive of Brown since Day 1. The duo were very effective at tearing down defenses and scoring touchdowns. JuJu even stood up for Brown when a defensive player tackled Brown illegally.The National Football …last_img