Warrican in WI Test squad for Pakistan

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican has been recalled for the West Indies three-Test series against Pakistan starting next month. The 24-year-old played the last of his four Tests against Australia Down Under last January, but was subsequently overlooked for India’s tour of the Caribbean over the summer. However, he will be part of the 15-man squad, which will be led by Jason Holder and comprises those players who featured in the four-Test series against the Indians. Warrican made his international debut on the tour of Sri Lanka last October and followed up by playing two more Tests on the tour of Australia. He has taken 11 wickets at an average of 46. Despite intense speculation over his future, the 24-year-old Holder will take charge of the side. There was widespread speculation the Barbadian would have been axed from the position after nine games in charge without a single win. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite will again serve as vice-captain, while 19-year-old speedster Alzarri Joseph, who made his debut against India, has been included once again. West Indies will play one three-day tour match against a Pakistan Cricket Board Patron XI starting October 7 in Sharjah before facing Pakistan in a historic opening day/night Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The second Test is carded for the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi from October 21-25, with the third game set for Sharjah Cricket Stadium from October 30 to November 3. Squad members arrived here last weekend. SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Alzarri Joseph, Marlon Samuels, Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

Oladipo scores 25 points to lead Pacers past Nets

first_imgIndiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) shoots the basketball defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo credits solid defense for the Indiana Pacers’ strong offensive production.“I think defensively we were really good (and) I think that’s why we were effective offensively,” Oladipo said after scoring 25 points with seven rebounds and leading Indiana to a 132-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Tatum scores 24, Celtics edge Knicks “When we play at a high level defensively, we give ourselves a great chance to win,” Oladipo said. “We have to build on it. We just have to keep getting better. If we do that and continue to keep growing, continue to keep playing with confidence on good days and bad days, the sky’s the limit for us.”“We got stops tonight,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought our defense was good. They made some tough 3s in that first half. We made them work for those shots in the first half and we felt like if we continued to work like that, that eventually they would break. In the second half, we kind of wore them down and they started to miss those same shots that they were making. You have to force misses in order to get out and play your pace.”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 ChrissJoe Harris and Caris LeVert each scored 19 points for the Nets, who have lost seven straight at Indiana.The Pacers used a quick 13-0 spurt in the fourth quarter to pull away. TIP INSNets: Kurucs needed assistance going to the locker room after injuring his left ankle with 10:29 left in the fourth quarter. . F Treveon Graham, who strained his left hamstring in Friday’s 107-105 win over the New York Knicks, was out. . G Shabazz Napier (right hamstring sprain), and forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (personal reasons), DeMarre Carroll (right ankle arthroscopy) and Alan Williams (right ankle sprain) were out against the Pacers.Pacers: O’Quinn also had eight rebounds and two blocked shots. . F Domantas Sabonis was out with a bruised right knee and F TJ Leaf was out with a sprained left ankle.A HABIT OF STEALINGOladipo finished with four steals after not getting any in the first two games of the regular season. When he didn’t record a steal in Indiana’s regular-season opener against Memphis, Oladipo’s streak of 64 straight games with at least one steal came to an end. Oladipo led the league with 177 steals and 2.4 per game in the 2017-18 regular season.RAINING 3sThe Nets shot 43.2 percent (16 of 37) from 3-point range and made six 3s in the second quarter to regain the lead briefly when D’Angelo Russell made one to put Brooklyn ahead 56-53 with 4:07 remaining in the first half. The Pacers shot 66.7 percent (16 of 24) from 3 and made five in the fourth quarter to help put the game away.UP NEXTNets: At Cleveland on Wednesday for the second of three road games.Pacers: At Minnesota on Monday for the first of three straight games on the road. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown O’Quinn scored back-to-back baskets, Oladipo made a 3-pointer, and Evans scored twice, including a layup, to give the Pacers a 122-99 lead with 6:01 remaining.“We made some mistakes defensively and we allowed them to start getting downhill,” Harris said. “Kyle O’Quinn had a big fourth quarter. Oladipo hurt us most of the game, but had a good fourth quarter, as well. We have to clean up a lot of stuff on the defensive end, especially doing it consistently for four quarters.”The Pacers went on a 14-3 run to close out the first half and led 67-58 at halftime.The Pacers led by as many as eight points in the first quarter after scoring eight straight with two jumpers by Cory Joseph, a 3-pointer by Oladipo and a free throw by Evans that made it 33-25 with 44.5 seconds remaining in the period.Spencer Dinwiddie and Robions Kurucs had layups to make it 33-29 at the end of the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Muddy Butaw Road May Spoil Vehicles, 26th

first_imgIt’s frightening but almost certain that Greenville, the venue for the observance of Liberia’s 168th independence, may be unreachable by road if the ugly stretch of muddy road between Butaw and Murrayville cannot be fixed immediately to take the heavy traffic going into Sinoe’s capital city over the next few days.The rains have left a deep slush of mud between Butaw District and Murrayville Township (Japlohtown), about a mile to the port city of Greenville.“This is a very serious challenge as vehicles continue to get trapped and are difficult to extract from the mud,” a traveler told the Daily Observer reporter in the area to cover the July 26th celebrations.Efforts to repair the road by the Engineering Battalion of the AFL (AFL-EB) and the Ministry of Public Works have so far failed, travelers say.At least five cars are hauled out of the mud every day either by AFL or NGO 4-wheel drive jeeps, according to frequent travelers.Vehicles attempting to cross the quagmire and become stuck after working hours of the AFL-EB have to stay in the mud until the following morning. The passengers would either sleep in the vehicles or in the nearby town, another traveler noted.He said some passengers would abandon their stuck vehicles and ride motorbikes to Greenville, which costs about LD200, a steep price for the one mile distance.“It’s difficult for NGO vehicles to haul commercial vehicles from the mud at night,” another passenger commented.In spite of the efforts of the AFL since May, the Butaw-Murrayville road remains a ‘nightmare’ and the only hope is when the rains cease, our reporter was told during interviews with commuters.“If the rain continues, there will be no access by road into Greenville and the country’s highest national celebration might not only be poorly attended because of the bad road, but there could be also a shortage of goods and some of the projects might not be dedicated,” some officials feared.A solution could be to position the AFL and Public Works caterpillars and NGO 4-wheel jeeps at Butaw and Murrayville to haul stuck vehicles, according to sources here. No one has mentioned the option of flights into Greenville and whether the airstrip there is in good condition.The Daily Observer learned that the Butaw and Murrayville roads and the road from Buchannan, Grand Bassa County through Rivercess County are relatively good.New and renovated bridges are painted in red, white and blue, the country’s national colors, and they are named in honor of the towns such as Teah, Nyenfueh and David Town bridges.The name of each town is printed on a small billboard in green and white, the county’s colors and the distance to the next town, including directions approaching narrow bridges are also printed on green and white billboards.Drivers Mohammed Jabateh, Lasanna Quaye, David Gaye and Jasper Weah in separate interviews expressed frustration and said the bad road is causing them to lose business.They said however that the road is good between Buchanan and Nimba County junction on to Rivercess County and from there to Sinoe County.They explained that those roads were repaired by Solid Rock Construction Company.The road leading into Greenville from Butaw is under construction by the AFL-EB and Public Works.The renovation work on the monkey iron bridge between Rivercess and Sinoe counties is expected to be completed by tomorrow Tuesday, July 21, a Solid Rock engineer said.When contacted about the impassable muddy road, Public Affairs Director at the Ministry of National Defense, Willet Monger, said the road work is in progress and the AFL and Public Works are collaborating to get the job done during and after the celebrations.A Ministry of Public Works spokesman, however, told this newspaper that there was no money allocated for the Buchanan to Rivercess Road, likewise the Greenville to Barclayville Road.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GNBS launches national quality policy consultations

first_imgThe Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Wednesday launched the National Quality Policy consultations, which is intended to ensure that local products, to be exported, meet the standard requirements as well as those entering the country.A section of the gathering at the launching of the GNBS National Quality Policy consultations at Hermanston Lodge, GeorgetownThe National Quality Policy, which falls under the project ‘Enhancing the National Quality Infrastructure for Economic Diversification and Trade Promotion’ is currently being developed by consultants and other members of the GNBS.The five-and-a-half-year long project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the tune of US$9 million.The Project Manager, Nandram Persaud, explained the objective of the project is aimed at enhancing the national quality infrastructure for the economic diversification and trade promotion.“As a shortened version we would refer to the National Quality Infrastructure Project is to support economic diversification exports through the enhancement of the National Quality Infrastructure and through a National Export and Promotion Strategy,” he stated.The project also hopes to enhance the capacity of the national quality infrastructure, capability of Go-Invest for Export and Investment promotions.The project manager went on to explain the outcome of the project, which include an increase in average annual flow of exports of non-traditional products for exporters, increase in average annual flow of tones of exports of non-traditional products and decrease in rejection rates for fruits and vegetables to other countries, among others.The NQI programme has three sub-components which include the modernising of institutional framework, improving laboratory facilities and equipment for the GNBS and implementing the National Export and Investment Strategy.Consultancy services for the project is being provided by Arca Consortium.Chairperson of the National Standards Council, Carole Fletcher said she believes the launching comes at an opportune time.“The National Quality Policy comes at an opportune time as the global picture is changing as it relates to the standardisation. The Guyana National Bureau of Standards has recognised the need to prepare itself to meet the emerging needs of all stakeholders and has embarked on crafting a National Quality Policy,” she explained.According to her, the process of crafting the policy seeks to involve every organisation responsible for testing, certification, inspection and standardisation, exports and manufacturing.In fact, Fletcher said such agencies will be consulted with in the coming weeks relating to the crafting of the NQI. Meanwhile, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin during his remarks said Guyanese have ignored the issue of quality standards for an extensive period.“In Guyana we have been able to ignore the issue of quality standards for a very long time without really understanding the consequences. This is perhaps because our economy for the most part was driven by a few commodities which we exported in bulk and in return we have been reporting most of what we consume from the cheapest possible sources, so we have not traditionally been very standard conscious or quality conscious,” he acknowledged.The Minister said he is confident that the project once concluded will increase the number of local products and services being traded internationally.A website was also launched on Wednesday which will be open to the public in a few weeks, as it is being finalised.The website will be helpful in providing users with a list of agencies’ regulation standards which can be used as an information hub for persons seeking what is required of them before they can export their products.last_img read more

Most of local farmer’s Canadian Wheat Board class action rejected

first_imgThey claim the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act “unlawfully expropriated assets belonging to the CWB” in which they had an interest. Federal Court judge Justice Daniele Tremblay-Lamer struck down six of their seven claims, including those for expropriation, unlawful interference with economic relations and breach of trust. In the decision she wrote that the loss of the single marketing desk is not enough to claim a loss of a property interest by board supporters. She also notes that the government has not replaced the wheat board as the marketer of grains and producers are still able to sell their grain to the same customers as before.The Portage la Prairie-based news source quotes former CWB director Stewart Wells as saying he was disappointed with the decision. – Advertisement -“We are surprised that even though the court acknowledged farmers’ money had built and operated the Wheat Board since 1935, Madam Justice Tremblay-Lamer still ruled the federal government has the power to expropriate $17 billion dollars of value without compensation,” he argues. However, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz responds by saying nothing has been stolen from farmers as claimed. Advertisement “If that was the case, Canadian taxpayers wouldn’t have had to come forward with $350 million to wind down the CWB,” he points out. “The building, the railcars were all heavily leveraged. The ships weren’t paid for – there was a deposit and that’s it. This argument that somehow all of these things were of such great value is complete bunk.” The farmers will be able to file a revised claim on whether restructuring costs affected pool payments to farmers in the 2011/12 crop year.To read the full Portage Online article, click here.last_img read more

Former Fort St. John RCMP member salutes the Queen

first_imgInspector Egan was part of a contingent of RCMP members brought into help with the grand opening that included a visit from Queen Elizabeth.  In the photo above, you can see Inspector Egan saluting the Queen during her visit to Canada House.In July 2014, Inspector Egan moved to Ottawa to take the lead of the RCMP Musical Ride.  The Inspector spent 5 years in Fort St. John.- Advertisement –last_img

Fort St. John Residents Pedalling A Cleaner, Healthier Commute

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – British Columbians across the province are ditching the car keys and hopping onto their bikes for Bike to Work Week, which is happening May 30th to June 5th.As of today, there are currently 10 riders in the BC North Peace who have registered online for Bike to Work Week. Last year saw 13 riders travel a total distance of 269 kilometres, which saved a total of 58 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions.The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure also supports Bike to Work Week campaigns in communities throughout B.C. with $140,000 in funding this year, matching the amount provided for the 2015 campaign.- Advertisement -Cycling 10 kilometres to and from work every day would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15,000 kilograms a year. Cycling just eight kilometres is equal to 30 minutes of moderate exercise.For more information on Bike to Work Week activities, or to register, visit: https://www.biketowork.ca/last_img read more

Neighborhood Council meetings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ NORTH HILLS WEST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. 818-893-8613. www.northhillswestnc.org. Here is a list of this week’s neighborhood council meetings. For future meetings and other neighborhood council news, check out The Valley Hub at dailynews.com. GRANADA HILLS NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 6:30 p.m. today, Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 818-831-0578. www.ghnnc.org. RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. today, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. 818-832-7540. www.resedacouncil.org. NORTHRIDGE EAST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Andasol Elementary School, 10126 Encino Ave., Northridge. 800-772-9132. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Detectives search for gunman in fatal shooting

first_imgWHITTIER- Accompanied by his younger brother, Salvador Escalante picked up his girlfriend Nov. 26 then decided to visit a cousin and wish him happy birthday. As the four talked, a car drove past, then stopped a short distance away. A man got out, yelled a profanity and something unintelligible then started shooting at the group. Escalante and his cousin, both 20, were hit. While his cousin suffered a non-life-threatening injury, Escalante died at the scene. The fatal shooting of the Pomona man on Orange Drive and Redman Avenue remains a mystery. “We thought it would just drop someone off. We just glanced at it and started talking,” he said. A man in a dark-hooded sweat shirt got out of the compact car and walked up to Escalante and the three others, according to police. The man said something to the group then started shooting. Frank Escalante said they all started running. His brother’s girlfriend sought refuge between a Cadillac and a Honda Civic. The cousin ran toward his house. “My brother grabbed my jersey. I threw myself to the floor and I crawled to the front of the Cadillac. He was crawling too. He got back up, I don’t know why. That’s when he maybe got hit,” he said. Salvador Escalante fell on his back with his arms extended. Frank Escalante said he tried to help his older brother who told him “no” and waved him down. “So I thought nothing happened to him. I threw myself flat on my stomach,” he said, adding that he waited for the shooting to stop. When he got up and told his brother they should go, he was met with silence. Salvador Escalante was still conscious but he said nothing. The gunman took off in the car. A man in a white sport utility vehicle stopped and told Frank Escalante not to worry. He prayed for Salvador Escalante. Some residents also prayed for the wounded man as he lay on the street and brought blankets for him. They gave water and offered a chair to his distraught girlfriend. Coroner’s spokesman Capt. Ed Winter said Salvador Escalante died of multiple gunshot wounds. Salvador Escalante was the oldest in a family of four boys. He completed a course at the Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga and was going to be an automotive technician, according to his brother, Frank, who is a student at Cal Poly Pomona. The two got an apartment in Pomona in September. Frank Escalante said their mother’s house is in Lakewood but he and his brother frequented nearby Hawaiian Gardens. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Whittier police at (562) 945-8250. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonWhittier police spokeswoman Diana Salazar said Wednesday there is no update on the case and the motive is still unknown. The shooting occurred at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 26 as Escalante stood at the corner with his brother, Frank, his girlfriend and his cousin. Frank Escalante, 18, said they had been in the area about 15 minutes when the incident happened. “(We were) talking and laughing. That’s when a car drove by,” he said, adding that it wasn’t speeding or moving slowly. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the street. last_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThere are 12 races on tonight’s card at Lifford.Runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Forward Daniel; 2, Over the Line; 3, Glencroft Belle; 4, Deerpark Jenny; 5, Mullrook Danaher; 6, Tarmac Ace. Race 2 (350 yards): 1, Deerpark Youngun; 2, Lotus Lee; 3, Blue Rhymer; 4, Monacetta; 5, Joshuas Princess; 6, Moonveen Mustang.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Loyal Lamp; 2, Ballyougry Bound; 3, Tober Scolari; 4, Topless Bliss; 5, Augustine Hotdog; 6, Coolcholly Kate.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Take Cover; 2, Mongys Flyer; 3, Colarhouse Bound; 4, Killacolla Babe; 5, Coonough River; 6, Thats Macktaz.Race 5 (525 yards); 1, Some Effort; 2, Hather If; 3, Drumsna Royal; 4, Seagrave Bolt; 5, Elons Persi; 6, Ballybun Glen. Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Berlin; 2, Thrill a Minute; 3, Uncle Lez; 4, Cromlech Carlin; 5, Sarahs Return; 6, Supersonic.Race 7 (350 yard): 1, Golden Pearl; 2, So So; 3, Alien Eyes; 4, Inside Lane; 5, Skerries Harp; 6, Frosty Face.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Crashball; 2, Altmore Gem; 3, Battle Born; 4, Collins; 5, Holborn Oscar; 6, Drumsna Lilly.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Lotus Gypsey; 2, Junior Phil; 3, Fridays Prague; 4, Ross Jac; 5, Drumsna Prince; 6, Ardnasool Rio.Race 10 (525 yards); 1, Sunrise Belle; 2, Manalishi; 3, Fridays Brett; 4, Imperial Eagle; 5, Drumsna Castle; 6, Holborn Power. Race 11 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island; 2, Mullrook Dabhoyo; 3, Townsend Panter; 4, Shanmoyle Legend; 5, Imperial Swan; 6, Smurfing Oddball.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Gregville; 2, Farloe Lulu; 3, Loughgur Black; 4, Harebell; 5, Ballinclare May; 6, Psycho Bob.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: June 28th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more