Brathwaite, Hope dominate Jaguars

first_img For Hope, it was his third hundred in seven games, following his back-to-back efforts in the semi-final and final of the Regional Super50 last month. Brathwaite combined with Alleyne to add 45 for the first wicket and safely navigate the first hour for the hosts. However, Alleyne seemingly lost concentration following the drinks break and fell to the second delivery, wafting at a short ball from left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer and nicking a catch behind to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich. Any hopes Jaguars had of slicing through Pride’s top order were then dashed, however, as Brathwaite and Hope combined to keep the visitors wicket-less for the remainder of the session and the entirety of the post-lunch period. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite carved out his 18th first-class hundred to surpass 7,000 first-class runs as Barbados Pride dominated leaders Guyana Jaguars on the opening day of their eighth round game here yesterday. He was joined by West Indies teammate Shai Hope, who gathered his fifth first-class hundred as Pride, choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, ended the day on 293 for two. Brathwaite struck 143 while Hope entertained with an unbeaten 118, the pair putting on 205 for the second wicket in a partnership that pulled the hosts around from 45 for one after left-hander Anthony Alleyne perished cheaply for eight in the first session. Playing only his second game of this season’s regional four-day championship, the 24-year-old Brathwaite immediately made his presence felt. All told, he struck 17 fours in an innings lasting 236 balls and just over 43/4 hours, passing the 7,000-run landmark when he reached 36. Hope, meanwhile, extended his rich vein of recent form, counting 15 fours and two sixes in a knock spanning 257 deliveries and just under five hours at the crease. THIRD HUNDREDlast_img read more

Walker dunk lifts Blackwater over Magnolia for 1st win

first_img“There was confusion and it opened up the lane for Walker,” Blackwater coach Bong Ramos recalled of the final offensive play in Filipino. “When Walker got the ball, I knew [Magnolia] was going to be in trouble.”Walker, who was also fouled by Reavis on the vicious slam with 3.4 seconds left but missed the bonus free throw, finished with only 11 points on 4-of-16 shooting from the field. He also had eight rebounds, four assists an four steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Elite notched their first victory after starting the conference at 0-7 and stayed alive for a quarterfinals berth while the Hotshots, who played without Marc Pingris and Ian Sangalang due to injuries, slid to 3-3.Blackwater also drew a big game from Erram, who finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PVL: Creamline stops Iriga-Navy, ends prelims atop standings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hotshots blew a 14-point lead they built in the second quarter and lost an 84-80 cushion with 1:46 remaining.Barroca led Magnolia with 16 points while Jio Jalalon collected eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals.But with a depleted frontline, the Hotshots failed to get enough production from import Curtis Kelly, who only had 12 points and nine rebounds with six turnovers.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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Blackwater import Henry Walker skies for the dunk over Magnolia big man Rafi Reavis to win the game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHenry Walker struggled throughout the game but still made the big plays as Blackwater stunned shorthanded Magnolia, 86-84, for its first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Walker made a crucial steal and assist that led to the game-tying basket by JP Erram before attacking the rim for the game-winning dunk over Rafi Reavis all inside the final minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Alfalit, LGM Target Blind, Physically Challenged Liberians’ Awareness on Ebola

first_imgPhase 3 of the Alfalit-Liberia and Liberia-Ghana Missions (LGM) Ebola virus outreach  have begun to undertake sensitization and awareness initiatives with the blind and physically challenged Liberians in Monrovia and its environs.In order to sustain the process, executives of Alfalit-Liberia and LGM last week Friday provided 26 bags of rice and several gallons of cooking oil valued at US$3500.00.Accordingly, a little over 126 blind and physically challenged Liberians in the Sinkor, Tubman Boulevard community were recipients of food rations and critically needed sanitation materials in Monrovia.During the 55-minute interactive encounter, the physically challenged and blind Liberians, including their dependants, were urged to take all precautionary measures being preached by health workers.The mobilization of the Sinkor and other areas of the blind and physically challenged Liberians was initiated and carried out by student Reilly Fallah of the Sinkor Blind Community in Monrovia.Coordinator Fallah has also mobilized the communities of Old Road, deaf and dumb schools and several other areas that critically needed sanitation and food assistance during these difficult times in the country.Speaking during the presentation of the rice and sanitation materials last week, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LGM, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings, pointed out that their assistance was intended to respond to the socio-economic needs of the physically challenged Liberians.Rev. Giddings explained that the LGM and Alfalit-Liberia did not target the blind and physically challenged to find a solution to the Ebola crisis. However, the groups were included in the initiative so that they, too, could benefit.“Our assistance and contribution to the Ebola crisis in Liberia could be described as a small token that could enhance the critical needs of you, the blind and physically challenged Liberians in the country,” Rev. Giddings asserted. “Beware that I’m part of the physically challenged and the general disabled community due to the fact that I, too, spent sometimes in a wheel-chair and God has helped me to have the strength to walk again and interact with you,” Rev. Giddings told the beneficiaries.In earlier remarks, Alfalit-Liberia’s Program Officer George Stewart reminded the disabled Liberians that though all doors of education of are closed in the country at this time, it does not mean that the two donor organizations could not reach out to adult students in various communities.Mr. Stewart then disclosed that it was based on this vital calculation that the leaderships of Alfalit-Liberia and LGM decided to target the disabled community in the country.He also intimated that Reilly Fallah did an excellent job by identifying the critically vulnerable sector of the Liberian society for the humanitarian assistance during this critical period of the Ebola crisis.Mr. Stewart admonished the recipients to make use of the sanitation materials provided by the two groups in order to stay alive and contribute to the development, growth and progress of the country.In response, the Chairperson of the Sinkor physically challenged group, Lahai Gotumue, thanked Alfalit-Liberia and LGM staff for the food and sanitation materials.“We are indeed grateful that the LGM and Alfalit-Liberia have targeted the most vulnerable, marginalized, deprived and poverty stricken Liberians,” Mr. Gotumue stressed.“It is our fervent prayer that God will continue to bless the generous hands of the LGM and Alfalit-Liberia family so that their assistance will continue to reach us during and after these critical periods in the country,” Mr. Gotumue averred.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman allegedly strangled to death by ex-lover

first_imgA 39-year-old minibus driver was on Friday evening taken into Police custody after his 32-year-old lover was found dead in his Westminster, West Bank Demerara home.The woman, Rosemary Rudder, of Eccles Old Road, East Bank Demerara, is suspected to have been strangled to death by her ex-lover with whom she had an argument.Based on reports received, the now dead woman went to the suspect’s home and upon arriving, she saw another woman in the house. This led to a heated argument between the suspect and Rudder, which quickly escalated into a scuffle.The minibus driver subsequently left Rudder lying motionless and went to the La Grange Police Station where he lodged a complaint. The Police travelled to the house only to find the woman’s lifeless body in the house.She was picked up and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect was immediately arrested and is being interrogated in connection with the murder.When Guyana Times visited the deceased woman’s home on Saturday morning, a woman who claimed to be a family friend explained that she leant of the murder in the wee hours of Saturday.She noted that the now dead woman who has her own fast food business literally grew up with her and it was indeed devastating to learn the young woman was killed by a man with whom she shared a relationship.When contacted, her mother told Guyana Times that she was not sure what took place and is relying on the Police to give her information. She is nevertheless devastated about the loss of her daughter, taking into consideration both of her children were murdered.Back in 2006, the now dead woman’s brother, Fenton Rudder and grandmother, Hannah Cameron, along with a third person, David Brummel, were shot and killed after gunmen invaded their home at Agricola, Greater Georgetown. After shooting the trio to death, the gunmen set the house on fire.last_img read more

We played with smiles on our faces-Kerr

first_imgBut the players put all that behind their back producing a flawless performance to beat Yanga and boost their chances of making it into the quarter finals of the continental competition.“For me, I can’t be more proud of these players; I am proud of them every day. The way they play, hustle for the ball and fight, I could see players playing with a smile on their face today which was great,” The coach said.He added; “The performance shows passion and pride. We know things happen and sometimes upsets my players, but when they put the green jersey on and step over the white line, they give their all. They were 75pec happy and Imagine what it would be like if we were 100pc happy…. if people support these players for their effort?”Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr embraces winger Samuel Onyango during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe tactician praised Gor’s performance in the Wednesday night fixture, saying his players were simply a class above Yanga.“This was a great performance. A performance of caliber. We were missing some key players and we had to jig but still we produced an outstanding performance. We scored four goals but maybe we could have had three or four more,” Kerr noted.He was particularly full of praise for midfielder Humphrey Mieno who commanded the middle of the pack in the entire game, his passing ability on the night being key to Gor Mahia’s attacking prowess.“His (Mieno) value keeps going up with every game and his performance today was outstanding. He is getting better and better at every game and he has to maintain that. Not only him but all the players,” the coach noted.Mieno himself was elated with the performance, but as humble as he is credited the team for the huge goal return.“There’s nothing special. It’s just what we midfielders have to do and we did it. I think we had a very good performance scoring four goals and we should be able to take this to the next games,” the soft-spoken midfielder said.Gor Mahia players line up before their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor find themselves with another packed week before playing Yanga in the return fixture on July 29 in Dar es Salaam. They play arch rivals AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby on Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium before facing Posta Rangers in a Cup fixture at the same venue in midweek.Kerr though is confident they can handle the heat that comes with the running fixtures.“It is tough but we have to take it as it comes. I will give the players a day’s rest and hopefully they can come back happy. I have realized that if you want the players to give their best for you, keep them happy. We have done this all season and I am amazed at how well the players have handled it,” the tactician noted.A win for Gor in the return game against Yanga in Dar will all but hand them golden quarter final opportunity with only two group matches left.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions from the touchline during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has suggested that the groove might finally be returning to the club after a three-week period of instability, saying his players ‘played with a smile on their faces’ in their 4-0 triumph against Tanzania’s Yanga in a CAF Confederation Cup Group D fixture at Kasarani on Wednesday night.Prior to the game, the team had been shaken from all corners ranging from player go slows over unpaid allowances and a ban from CECAFA after snubbing the medal ceremony at the Kagame Cup.last_img read more

Thika, Chemelil Wazito go big on transfers

first_imgIt has been worse for Thika who have been forced to recruit all their 18 new players from the lower cadres having lost a massive number of first team players.Skipper Dennis Odhiambo moved to Sofapaka, Christopher Oruchum, Saad Musa and Eugene Mukangula moved to AFC Leopards while defender Samuel Mwanje left for Posta Rangers.The massive departures left them dented and they now have to fight for survival with a hugely inexperienced side.Thika United players hurdle together in prayer during their Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is the situation we find ourselves in but we will have to fight with what we have. It is tough but we have to work for it,” Coach John Njogu, himself recruited barely two months ago said after his side’s 2-0 loss against Ulinzi Stars on Sunday.Perhaps the only ‘big name’ arriving in Thika is Derrick Nzosi who has been signed from Muhoroni Youth with the striker having had an unsuccessful stint at Mathare United. Experienced midfielder Hajji Mwachoki also returns to the side, but as a pale shadow of his former self.Former Sofapaka man Herritier Luvualu has also joined the side from second tier Bidco United.Chemelil Sugar have also followed the Thika United model having lost most of their players due to tough financial times. They have gone for new faces while also promoting three players from their youth team.The situation might be the same at Wazito FC, but the names that have landed on their team sheet for the second half of the season are slightly different. Head coach Frank Ouna has gone for a blend of youth and experience.“Most of the players we have signed have been more of a necessity rather than a need. When you lose 15 players from your team, then you have no choice. We decided to go for experienced players because of the situation we find ourselves in. They know what it takes to be in that situation and what needs to be done,” Ouna said.Edwin Lavatsa in action during their friendly match against Uganda’s KCCA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWazito have had an upgrade of sorts in their goalkeeping department, landing the signature of former Mathare, Tusker and Posta Rangers keeper Martin Musalia after he was dropped at Posta Rangers.The club has also landed Geoffrey Kataka, Jackson Saleh, Edwin Lavatsa and former Gor midfielder Erick Ochieng.Other notable inclusions in their second leg squad is Tyrone Owino who comes in from Sony Sugar having had stints at Bandari and Nakumatt, Derrick Onayngo from Mathare United and former Tusker FC left back Isaac Otieno.“I am confident that these players will help us get out of that zone. There’s only a three point difference between us and the 13th placed team. We just need to get into a winning mentality for the remaining games of the season,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Gor Mahia was the least active in the transfer window bringing in only one player. They have replaced Meddie Kagere who left for Simba SC with Burundian Francis Mustafa who joins them from Rwanda’s Kiyovu Sports.-Other notable transfersMathare United defender Lennox Ogutu shields the ball away from Sony Sugar’s Benjamin Mosha during their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka COmplex on July 15, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn other notable transfer of the 33-day window, Bandari FC has raided Sony Sugar and made away with two of their attacking gems’; Benjamin Mosha and Yema Mwana.Sony on their end have raided neighbors Chemelil plucking off keeper John Waw, Kevin Wesonga and Collins Neto while Ezekiel Otuoma returns to the sugar belt after failing to make the crack at AFC Leopards.The club has also opened its doors again for striker Enock Agwanda who left the club at the end of the 2012 season to join Sofapaka. His journey then took him to Gor Mahia, Bandari and lately Ushuru FC.Four-time champions Ulinzi Stars have signed two players, Striker Elijah Mwanzia joining from Mathare United while Eugene Ochieng’s move is made official after completing his military training. He was with Sony Sugar previously.Geoffrey Kokoyo, Mark Bikokwa and Omar Boraafya return to the squad after completing various military courses.Relegation fighting Vihiga United have meanwhile signed striker Philip Muchuma from Chemelil Sugar while Morven Otinya joins from Nzoia Sugar. Vitalis Akumu returns to the Western region after an unsuccessful stint with Sofapaka while Stephen Wakanya re-unites with his former coach Mike Mururi after leaving Nzoia Sugar.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna shouts instructions during their KPL match against Sony Sugar at Camp Toyoyo on February 3, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Relegation fighting Thika United and Wazito FC have been the most active in the recently closed June Mid-Season transfer window, Thika leading the recruitment with 19 new players while Wazito and Chemelil have raked in 16 new players each.Quite absurd numbers for clubs in mid-season, but all have been caused by a massive exodus of players, the common denominator being tough financial times.last_img read more

Manchester United star facing three-match ban after being charged with violent conduct

first_img1 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for an alleged elbow on Winston Reid in Manchester United’s goalless draw against West Ham.Schweinsteiger stuck out his left arm and caught Reid in the throat as both players jostled for position in the build-up to a first-half free-kick.Referee Mark Clattenburg spoke to both players to calm them down, but did not see the apparent elbow and it was therefore not mentioned in his post-match report.That left the FA free to punish the midfielder retrospectively.An FA statement read: “Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.“The Manchester United midfielder was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 40th minute of the game on Saturday (December 5, 2015).“The matter was referred to a panel of three former elite referees who each reviewed the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offence.“For an FA charge to follow the decision by the panel must be unanimous.“The player has until 12 noon on Thursday 10 December 2015 to reply to the charge.”The 31-year-old is facing a three-match ban if found guilty.last_img read more

Man United players were ‘angry’ and Swansea win has eased pressure, says LVG

first_imgLouis van Gaal believes the pressure is easing on Manchester United after they recorded their first win in nine matches.Wayne Rooney secured a welcome 2-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday with a clever backheel in the 77th minute.The United boss said his players had been left “angry” by their failure to win their previous eight matches – the club’s worst run in 26 years.Now Van Gaal hopes his squad will be able to play with more freedom after ending their rotten run.“I shall think that now the pressure is lowering, the performance shall be better every week,” the United manager said.“But that it also dependent on whether or not we score goals. And when we score goals and we create always chances.”Something of a siege mentality developed at Old Trafford during their slump.United’s players flatly denied they were not playing for their manager, who walked out of a press conference in a huff 11 days ago following reports he was about to be replaced by Jose Mourinho.And the playing staff were also angered by their own performances on the pitch, Van Gaal revealed.“They are very angry that we have lost so many games in a row,” he said.“They are not used to that, I’m not used to that, losing four matches in a row. Never, and I have been in this profession for 25 years. So it’s unusual and they are angry also and want to change the situation.”It would be wrong to suggest everything is rosy at Old Trafford, of course. Despite a change in formation, United were woefully dull for most of the first half against Swansea.The hosts did not register a shot on target until the 33rd minute and only two more weak efforts followed before the break.United have now failed to score in the first half of their last nine home matches.In a worrying statement for Van Gaal’s doubters, the Dutchman insisted his team played better in the first half than the second, when they found the net twice.And despite scoring 12 goals in 10 home league matches, Van Gaal claimed his players are going on the attack more at Old Trafford.“Always at home we are playing in a more attacking way, to please the fans also, because that is also the culture of Manchester United,” he said. “But you cannot always do that.”The game also helped ease the pressure on Rooney. The 30-year-old’s deft flick past Lukasz Fabianski meant he ended his two-and-a-half month goal drought and moved him past Denis Law into second in the club’s scoring charts.“He has played two fantastic games in a row,” said Van Gaal of Rooney, who was dropped for the Boxing Day defeat at Stoke.“He does everything we expect from him as a captain but also as a player and in what position he plays.“I hope that it can give a boost to him, because the goal was fantastic.“I am very happy for him and I hope it shall give him the boost he needs to continue.”Saturday’s game was the first time Anthony Martial had been on the same scoresheet as Rooney in the league.The Frenchman headed home Ashley Young’s cross to put United ahead before Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised with a looping header.The £36million forward then set up Rooney for the winner and Van Gaal wants the two to start scoring more often.“I hope (that is the case),” Van Gaal said.“Now Martial is playing on the left side again, and we have tried that before also, and Wayne in the striker’s position, but today we played also in another shape, so there are so many other aspects.“I have to say all the players do their utmost best and you can see that, but still there is still space for improvement.” Louis van Gaal 1last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino dismisses Real Madrid transfer talk and makes January signings admission

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that Harry Kane is not for sale – and says he is ‘open’ to making some January signings.Red-hot Kane has hit 32 goals in his last 55 Premier League games and has reportedly attracted the interest of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid.Real, along with city rivals Atletico, have been hit with a two-window transfer embargo meaning that they will not be able to land Kane – unless they did it this month.But Pochettino maintained his stance on the in-form England forward.When asked whether he was relieved to hear the news from Madrid, Pochettino said: “Yes, but Harry Kane is not for sale.”Spurs failed to find a way past Leicester on Wednesday night and were punished when Robert Huth’s late header sealed a dramatic 1-0 victory for the away side.And Pochettino says signing more attacking reinforcements during the window is not out of the question.He said: “I think that I’ve explained a lot of times that if we find the right profile and a player who can improve the squad we will work hard for that.“We can add some players and we are open [to that].” Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane 1last_img read more