Guyana and Windwards to clash in Regional U-19 50-Overs final

first_imgBy Brij ParasnathDEFENDING champions Guyana will get the opportunity to defend their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 50-Overs title after they defeated Barbados by 85 runs in the decisive seventh round encounter at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in St Vincent yesterday.Guyana advanced to the final which is scheduled for tomorrow at the Arnos Vale SC and they will do battle with Windward Islands, who rallied to beat Trinidad and Tobago by three wickets in a high-scoring match at the Park Hill playing field.At the end of the seven-team round-robin series, Windwards maintained their place atop the standings. Guyana finished second while Barbados had to settle for the third spot.Jamaica moved to fourth overall with an easy 72-run win over Leeward Islands at Sion Hill playing field while Trinidad and Tobago were relegated to fifth.Leewards and the ICC Americas teams occupied the minor placings at sixth and seventh respectively.For the third consecutive match, the Guyanese players demonstrated great fighting spirit and resolve to defend small totals and emerge victorious.The bowlers also produced excellent spells that confused their opponents and chartered some exciting victories that have now placed them in a position to successfully defend their regional limited-overs crown.Batting first at Arnos Vale SC, the venue for the grand finale; Guyana’s openers Ronaldo Renee and Sherfane Rutherford started well with Rutherford the aggressor who counted one six and two fours off 12 balls before he departed for 16.Renee and Raymond Perez were initially subdued but gradually got the measure of their opponents and shared a 38-run second-wicket stand. Renee made 25 with three fours off 62 balls.Perez was joined by West Indies Youth player Keemo Paul who produced a 33-run cameo that contained two sixes and two fours and a resultant 53-run third-wicket stand.Bhaskar Yadram (3) and Perez 37 (1×6, 2×4, 99 balls) departed at 121 and 122 and Guyana seemed to be in serious trouble, but Joshua Persaud (16), Ronaldo AliMohammed (15) and Marlon Hubbard (15) rallied the lower order and closed the innings at 183 all out in 49.5 overs.Tremaine Harris (3 for 34) and Nicholas Kirton (3 for 15) were the leading wicket-takers.Guyana bowlers Marlon Hubbard(4.5-1-11-4), Looknauth Chinkoo (8-0-30-2), Kheshram Seyhodan (7-2-18-1), Keemo Paul (5-0-17-1) and Sherfane Rutherford (6-1-13-1) played important roles in stifling the Barbados free-scoring batsmen and they folded up meekly for 98 in 37.5 overs with Shian Brathwaite 35 the top-scorer.In the other key match, solid contributions by Emmanuel Stewart (92), Johann Jeremiah (61) and Alick Athanaze (45) helped Windwards celebrate a famous victory against Trinidad and Tobago who must have felt that they would finish the tournament on a high, when they posted a challenging total of 258 all out in 48.3 overs.However, Windwards, spearheaded by talented 16-year-old Stewart, whose 92 came off 88 balls that included two sixes and nine fours; rallied to an exciting victory at 263 for 7 in 42 overs.Joshua DaSilva had top-scored for T&T with an attractive 88 that was decorated with three sixes and nine fours off 99 balls. Keagan Simmons and skipper Kirstan Kallicharan were the other leading scorers with 32 and 38 respectively.Jamaica tallied 167 runs for 8 wickets in their 50 overs with Brad Barnes 34, Dominik Samuels 32 and Andre Bailey 28 being the main scorers.Jamaica bowlers, especially Tyrone Daley (10-3-23-3), Jeavor Royal (10-2013-2) and Brad Barnes (8-2-18-3); were frugal and effective as they destroyed Leewards for 95 all out in 42 overs. At the end, it was a comfortable 73-run victory that propelled Jamaica ahead of Trinidad and Tobago in the final points standings.last_img read more

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Attitude key to Nietes’ success, longevity, says trainer

first_img“Attitude,” his longtime trainer Edito Villamor told INQUIRER.net. “That’s his secret.”“He’ll do what you tell him to do. He respects us, he respects everyone and he’s humble,” Villamor said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNietes has been a world champion since September 30, 2007, a span of 21 fights. The only time he came close to yielding his belt was against Moises Fuentes in 2013 when he settled for a majority draw. The following year, Nietes left nothing to chance and stopped Fuentes in the ninth round.His latest victory, the 41st of his professional career, was when he picked apart former champion Juan Carlos Reveco in seven rounds before a nationally-televised fight in the US last month. Villamor begs to differ.“His attitude is what makes him great, it’s what makes him the longest reigning Filipino champion, it’s what makes him a legend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jalalon, Sangalang star as Magnolia beats NLEX for 2-1 lead View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 IBF flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark GiongcoWhat’s equally impressive is how he remains the same person he once was.“He’s great in the ring but even greater out of the ring,” said ALA Promotions chief Mike Aldeguer, who’s handled Nietes since day one. “He’s never been late to training, he’s never argued with his coach, never overweight for a fight and a humble guy, who’s just destined for success.”“He’s always an example to all the young fighters out there that if you work hard and just stay humble, success will come to you,” Aldeguer added.Nietes insisted that there’s no secret to his seemingly interminable reign, though he said he gets better with age.“I’m like wine. The older, the sweeter,” Nietes said in Filipino. “I don’t have any secret. I just train when I have a fight. Just train hard and be patient.”ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Donnie Nietes is a master inside the boxing ring and yet, what he does with his fists is not the reason why he’s the longest reigning Filipino world champion.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

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Messi masterclass as Barca thrash Liverpool

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi celebrates one of his two goals against Liverpool during the Uefa Champions League semi-finals at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019BARCELONA, Spain, May 2 – Lionel Messi left Liverpool needing a miracle to reach their second Champions League final in as many years as his brace helped Barcelona win a pulsating Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 on Wednesday.Barca have one foot in next month’s final ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield after former Reds striker Luis Suarez gave Barca the lead during a breathless opening 45 minutes before Messi struck twice late on, the second a stunning free-kick and his 600th Barca goal. Jurgen Klopp could only smile after Messi’s curling shot nestled in the top corner but this result was harsh on his side.They matched Barcelona in the first half, dominated them early in the second and could still have left with an away goal after Messi’s deadly double, only for Mohamed Salah to hit the post.But Messi and Suarez did what they have done all season, their tallies now at 47 and 27 goals respectively in all competitions.It had been a breathtaking contest befitting two of Europe’s most exhilarating teams. The first half was electric, a reel of chances, breaks and blocks, while the second was tense, a tactical battle where Barca dared Liverpool to over-exert.Barcelona forward Lionel Messi attempts to go past Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019The comeback will be even tougher for them given Barcelona, with La Liga wrapped up, will surely rest a host of players against Celta Vigo this weekend while Liverpool, a point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, will have to be at full throttle again away at Newcastle on Saturday.– Scintillating – Messi was already fresh, after playing just over half the La Liga minutes he could have done in April, and he looked sharp early on, weaving through the centre while for Liverpool, the sensational Sadio Mane raced down the left.The attacks were scintillating but the defending was good too. Andy Robertson scrambled across to block Messi’s finish from six yards and moments later it was Sergi Roberto on the slide, preventing Mane from racing clear.Messi wanted a penalty when the ball jumped up on Joel Matip and Naby Keita went off injured in the 25th minute, replaced by Jordan Henderson.A minute later came the goal. Arturo Vidal sprayed the ball left to Philippe Coutinho, who cushioned back for Jordi Alba. Alba shaped to cross but instead curved a perfectly weighted pass to the near post, where Suarez nipped in.Barcelona forward Philipe Coutinho vies for the ball with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Camp Nou on May 1, 2019Liverpool came again. Mane scampered in behind then flicked the ball round Sergio Busquets. He should have scored too, Henderson’s cross finding him free from eight yards but the shot flew over.Barca took control just as Suarez began to lose it, irked by James Milner barging Messi into the sideboards after the Argentinian had danced past Robertson.But Liverpool were re-energised at the start of the second half. Marc-Andre ter Stegen pushed away shots from Milner and Mohamed Salah, then held a Milner drive.Then Messi took the wind out of Liverpool’s sails, striking twice in seven minutes. His own run started the first, setting Sergi free to square to Suarez. Off balance, Suarez could only volley against the crossbar but the ball came back for Messi, who chested and finished into an open net.Two was hard on Liverpool but Messi was not done. The free-kick was central, 30 yards out, and he whipped it over the wall and into the top corner.Barca were delirious but Liverpool almost grabbed an away goal when a clearance on the line fell kindly for Salah, who hammered against the post and left Liverpool with little hope of making the Madrid final.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Local Roundup: Arcata Tigers advance to H-DN title game with win over Fortuna Huskies

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Bailey Cherms and Faith Schneider-Reuter scored a goal apiece and Skaidra Pulley recorded 12 saves as the Arcata Tigers defeated the Fortuna Huskies 2-0 in the semifinal round of the inaugural Humboldt-Del Norte League Soccer Tournament on Thursday at McKinleyville High School.Schneider-Rueter scored on an assist from Audrey Shelton and also assisted on Cherms’ goal. Though the Tigers were outshot by the Huskies 12-10, Pulley stopped all shots she faced to keep a clean sheet. …last_img

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Fishing the North Coast: Coastal rivers await steelhead

first_imgWith very little rain over the past week and the rivers on the drop, the end is likely in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The season has been somewhat of a disappointment to fishermen as only a couple major storms hit the coast and dropped enough rain to bring the Smith and Chetco up to ideal levels.While the fishing window was very small, that doesn’t necessarily mean the number of returning salmon was small. Even during the low water conditions, salmon were …last_img

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Fly, the beloved flag

first_imgIt’s a potent symbol of unity and progress. It’s the only six-coloured national flag in the world. It’s also one of the youngest, yet whatever shape it takes – and it’s taken more than any other national symbol – it’s instantly recognisable to South Africans everywhere.South Africa’s flag is the only six-coloured national flag in the world. (Image: Priya Pitamber)Brand South Africa reporterThe new South African national flag first flew on 10 May 1994 – the day Nelson Mandela became president, two weeks after the country’s first democratic elections of 27 April 1994 – “not as a symbol of a political party, nor of a government, but as a possession of the people – the one thing that is literally and figuratively above all else, our flag”.The quote comes from the introduction to Flying with Pride: The Story of the South African Flag, a coffee table book derived from the incredible variety of ways in which this unique cloth has become woven into the fabric of South African society.As in the case of the rocket logo used for IT billionaire Mark Shuttleworth’s First African in Space project, the South African flag has become integrated into butterflies, bow ties, company logos, trees, top hats, hot air balloons, umbrellas, underwear … the list goes on. The South African flag has no equal in this respect.Yet the flag was originally commissioned as an interim flag only – and was a last-minute job, barely making it onto the country’s flagpoles in time to herald the new South Africa.See the South African Flag Guide for info on displaying the flag correctly – and on how to draw and colour your own flag.How the flag came to beChoosing a new flag was part of the negotiation process set in motion when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. When a nationwide public competition was held in 1993, the National Symbols Commission received more than 7 000 designs. Six designs were drawn up and presented to the public and the Negotiating Council – but none elicited enthusiastic support.A number of design studios were contracted to submit further proposals – again without success – and Parliament went into recess at the end of 1993 without a suitable candidate for the new national flag.In February 1994, Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer, chief negotiators of the African National Congress and the National Party government of the day respectively, were tasked with resolving the flag issue. A final design was adopted on 15 March 1994 – derived from a design developed by South Africa’s former State Herald, Fred Brownell.The proclamation of the new national flag was only published on 20 April 1994 – seven days before the flag was to be inaugurated on the 27th, sparking a frantic last-minute flurry for flag manufacturers.Writing in the foreword to Flying with Pride, Ramaphosa comments: “It was difficult to imagine, back then in the days of negotiations, that this assortment of shapes and colours we had before us would become such a central part of defining and identifying a new nation.“As South Africans daily work to build a better society, they are surrounded in many forms and countless manifestations by a flag which recognises and celebrates the unity and diversity of the country’s people.“Few would have imagined, almost a decade ago, that this collection of colourful shapes could become such a potent symbol of unity and progress. But then fewer still would have thought that a country torn apart by decades of racial oppression could transform itself into a beacon of democracy and hope.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy—an Oscar

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments “What??” Bryant responded on Twitter. “This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the @TheAcademy deemed #DearBasketball worthy of contention.”The reaction to Bryant’s nomination was not all positive, however. Some on social media recalled the athlete’s sex assault case from more than a decade ago. “Congrats Academy you just nominated an accused rapist — Kobe Bryant for best animated short,” wrote Melissa Silverstein, of Women and Hollywood, on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBryant was accused in June 2003 of sexual assault by a worker at hotel in the Vail, Colorado area. Sexual assault charges were filed but dropped the following year after the woman told prosecutors she was unwilling to testify. Bryant in 2005 entered an out-of-court settlement with the woman for undisclosed terms.The academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey’s during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. Bryant is nominated for an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)LOS ANGELES — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars.Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24DILG, Napolcom should consider Senate report on admin raps vs Albayalde00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Arellano survives stern test, turns back Perpetualcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bryant’s poem begins: “Dear Basketball, from the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks, and shooting imaginary game-winning shots in the Great Western Forum, I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you.”It reflects on how time is running out. “I can’t love you obsessively for much longer,” it says. “This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”It ends by counting down the final five seconds on a game clock.Bryant, 39, a five-time NBA champion, played 20 seasons with the Lakers before retiring last year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Sciatic nerve

first_imgThe main nerve traveling down the leg is the sciatic nerve. Pain associated with the sciatic nerve usually originates higher along the spinal cord when nerve roots become compressed or damaged from narrowing of the vertebral column or from a slipped disk. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, or pain, which radiates to the buttocks legs and feet.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

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