Paul, Pope fire but Windies lose opener to England

first_imgCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (CMC):Half-centuries from Keemo Paul and Gidron Pope failed to save West Indies Under-19s from a 61-run loss to England Under-19s in their opening game of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup here Friday.Chasing an imposing 283 for victory at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, West Indies collapsed for 221 all out off 43.4 overs, with Paul top scoring with an aggressive 65 and opener Pope gathering an equally fluent run-a-ball 60.However, the Caribbean side were hamstrung by the loss of two wickets off the first four deliveries of the innings and never recovered.Fast bowler Saqib Mahmood tormented the Windies with four for 42 while left-arm seamer Sam Curran (2-23) and leg-spinner Dan Lawrence (2-38) provided support with two wickets apiece.Earlier, England paced their innings well to reached 282 for seven off their 50 overs, after opting to bat first.Callum Taylor, with 59 and Lawrence, 55, stroked half-centuries while George Bartlett struck 48, James Burnham, 44, and Curran, 39.Pope was the best West Indies bowler, picking up two for 45 with his off spin.England benefited from several partnerships early on which provided the ideal foundation.Lawrence, who faced 56 balls and counted eight fours, posted 43 for the first wicket with Max Holden (4) before adding a further 41 for the second wicket with Burnham.When Lawrence was bowled by off-spinner Michael Frew in the 15th over, Burnham and Taylor put on 62 for the third wicket to give England momentum at the half-way stage of the innings.Pope got the breakthrough in the 28th over when he removed Burnham caught and bowled but Bartlett anchored two key partnerships to sustain the momentum, posting 50 for the fourth wicket with Taylor and another 67 for the fifth wicket with Curran.last_img read more

Concerned about Maduro’s assassination attempt

first_imgDear Editor,The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) has received the unsettling news of an assassination attempt on the life of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. At the time, August 4, President Maduro was addressing a celebratory parade of the Bolivarian National Guard. Several State officials were with the President at the event, which was held to mark the 81st anniversary of the National Guard.The FITUG is pleased to learn that the attempted assassination of the President failed, but several military personnel suffered injuries. In an address to the Venezuelan people after the attack, President Maduro fingered the extreme rightists of Venezuela and Colombia as being behind the attempt on his life.The attempted assassination of President Maduro is obviously a new dimension to the violent destabilisation efforts we have noted in recent times in the country. The situation in that country, more particularly the resort to violence by reactionary forces and the economic pressures they and their foreign allies have promoted, are of great concern to us. We cannot ignore the fact that Venezuela and Guyana share a common border and developments over there inevitably will have their effects over here. To some extent, we in Guyana have experienced some of this.The news from neighbouring Venezuela, importantly, referred to drones carrying explosives which were used in a terrorist attack. Drones for political assassinations have been employed, in recent times, in other regions, but now, it would seem, this technique has made its debut in our region. Little wonder then that so many leaders and social organisations from Latin America and the Caribbean have rightly expressed their rejection of the terroristic assault on a democratically-elected President Maduro and which also endangered the State officials who were with him at the ceremony.FITUG is concerned over the new, latest development in Venezuela and join with the other progressive and democratic-minded to condemn this assassination attempt on President Maduro. Such acts are fraught with negative implications beyond a country’s borders. FITUG takes the opportunity to express our sympathy to those who were injured in the terrorist assault.Sincerely,Federation ofIndependent TradeUnions of Guyana(FITUG)last_img read more

I CANNOT BE YOURS, NO!

first_imgI cannot be your money when your money is not your moneyI cannot be your Oil when your Oil is not your OilI cannot be your Iron Ore when your Iron Ore is not your Iron oreI cannot be your Diamond when your Diamond is not your DiamondI cannot be your Gold when your Gold is not your GoldI cannot be your Timber when your Timber is not your TimberI cannot be your Forest when your Forest is not your ForestI cannot be your Rubber when your Rubber is not RubberI cannot be your Seaport when your Seaport is not your SeaportI cannot be your Airport when your Airport is not your AirportI cannot be your Food when your Food is not your FoodI cannot be your Cloth when your Cloth is not your ClothI cannot be your Shoes when your Shoes are not your ShoesI cannot be your Skin when your Skin is not your SkinI cannot be your Hair when your Hair is not your HairI cannot be your Nail when your Nail is not NailI cannot be your Eyebrow when your Eyebrow is not your EyebrowI cannot be your Eyelashes when your Eyelashes are not your EyelashesI cannot be your Eye when your Eye is not your EyeI cannot be your Lips when your Lips are not your LipsI cannot be your everything when your everything is not your EverythingI cannot be your anything when your anything is not your AnythingNo! I cannot just be yours when yours is not yourShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NGSA ends with mixed reactions from pupils of Essequibo

first_imgAs the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) concluded on Thursday, over 14,000 children will now anxiously await the release of the results which will determine how well or how poorly they performed.On Wednesday, the pupils English Language and Science Papers were written and while some of them thought that it was simple, some felt it was difficult but nevertheless, answered the questions to the best of their abilities.On Thursday, the children wrote the Mathematics and Social Studies papers. Taking into consideration the performance of students in Maths in the 2017 exams, educators are hopeful with the new initiatives that were put in place to boost the results in that subject area, that the results are overwhelming.In fact, Education Minister Nicolette Henry while visiting schools on Wednesday, alluded to the fact that a lot has been done to enhance the teaching of various subject areas and she too is expecting good results.However, Guyana Times spoke with a few pupils of CV Nunes Primary School on the Essequibo Coast who had mixed reactions. Samuel Alvin Crater related that the Maths Paper Two was difficult but still thinks he will be successful. In this light, he is hoping to be successful at the examinations and earn himself a good placement.Another pupil, Ravina Devi Singh was very much confident on how she handled the exams. “I will get a good school in the region. I got a lot of support from my teachers and parents and I want to thank them for supporting me. The exam was easy for me,” she related.In addition, Vicky Aditya Darbarrie was also confident that he did well and hopes that he will be awarded a place at Anna Regina Multilateral School. Nonetheless, he stated that “the exam was a bit tricky but I am sure of a good pass”.These sentiments were also common in other areas.last_img read more

Teens held at NOC for ‘simple larceny’ pardoned by President

first_imgPresident David GrangerTwo inmates of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) were granted early release from President David Granger in commemoration of the country’s 53rd Independence Anniversary.The presidential pardons were done by virtue of the powers vested in him under Article 188 (1) (a) and 188 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.Article 188 (1) (a) of the Constitution of Guyana states that the President has the power to grant any person concerned in, or convicted of, any offence under the laws of Guyana, a pardon, either free or subject to lawful condition.The two pardon beneficiaries were serving sentences for simple larceny. The President ordered their release with effect from May 26, 2019, so that they can be re-integrated into their families.This is the third set of pardons granted to inmates of the NOC by the Head of State. Back in September 2017, he had released five female students, ranging from ages 13 to 16.Then in December of that year, another eight inmates received presidential pardons in time for the Christmas holidays. This was repeated again in 2018 when 11 more NOC students – nine females and two males between the ages of 13 and 17 – benefited from presidential pardons and were released early ahead of the Christmas holiday last year.During a June 2017 visit to the correctional facility, President Granger had indicated that as part of an overall plan to ensure improvements to the physical conditions and the programmes offered, Government will be, in the short term, setting up criteria and a system to ensure that regular early release is an option for those who qualify.President Granger had noted that his Administration remains focused on education and youth empowerment and strongly believes that children are better off in educational institutions rather than in incarceration or detention.“Going to school is important for me and staying in school is important for me and it is important for you too, because in whatever you do, you must be able to read, write, spell and count… You must be literate. We cannot build a country with illiterate persons and that is why I want all of you to take your education seriously. It is my vision that you must get the best possible preparation for when you are ready to take over this country,” the President had said to the students.last_img read more

Guardiola ready to blood teenage star Foden

first_img0Shares0000Philip Foden (L) of England, pictured during a FIFA U-17 world Cup match October 21, is ” a special player” and will be a starter for Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / INDRANIL MUKHERJEEMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Phil Foden’s impressive efforts in helping England reach the Under-17 World Cup final may lead to a Manchester City debut, his club manager Pep Guardiola has suggested.The 17-year-old midfielder has been outstanding at the tournament in India, helping his country reach the final, where they were scheduled to play Spain on Saturday. Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is among those to have been impressed by Foden, yet his form has come as no surprise to Guardiola.The City manager watched from the club’s boardroom last April as the midfielder scored a fine individual goal in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea, although the tie was ultimately lost 6-2 on aggregate.He was impressed enough to take Foden on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, and has made clear he is a part of the first-team plans at the Etihad Stadium.“There was an opportunity for Phil to stay here with us and play in the game against Wolves (League Cup last 16 match last Tuesday),” said Guardiola.“But we believe that when this guy has a chance to play in a World Cup against Brazil, against Germany, Spain, Italy and whoever else, in India, it’s an amazing opportunity. It will be really good for his growth.”Guardiola, who played a key role in the development of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, is wary of putting too much pressure on Foden, who he sees as a midfielder rather than the wide player he has been deployed as in India.– ‘He knows his body’ –However, he has no doubts the teenager has the potential to become a great player, with the right application.“He is a special player. I think he is a special player,” said Guardiola.“The national team is playing him as a wing-back, or a winger on the right, even though he’s more of a midfielder, but even in that position, he plays well.“It’s dangerous to say good things about young players because they are still young, and they have to grow and they have to learn many, many things. I think at the World Cup, he will learn a lot.“But we have a lot of confidence to help him because we believe he is a guy who has potential, even if he’s not strong, he’s not tall.“I think he has absolutely good potential to be helped, and that is what I like to do.”Meanwhile, Guardiola has indicated that it is up to Vincent Kompany to decide whether to end his international career after next year’s World Cup.Kompany is close to returning to fitness, having not played since suffering a calf injury while featuring for Belgium against Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifier on August 31.Guardiola hopes to have his captain fit for the Premier League trip to Leicester on November 18, the first fixture after the next international break.Kompany, 31, suggested in June that he would retire from international football after the World Cup finals in Russia, and Guardiola will leave the decision with the player.“I don’t know his position. No. Vincent is a man, you know. He knows exactly what he has to do better than me. He knows his body,” said Guardiola.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Napoli stumble at Fiorentina, Martinez gets Inter back winning

first_imgFiorentina goalkeeper Alban Lafont produced a string of saves to deny Piotr Zielinski and Dries Mertens as Napoli failed to score away from home for the third game running.“We dropped two points that we would’ve deserved for attacking from start to finish,” said Ancelotti.“In some ways, it was an impeccable performance, but we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal and were forced to make do with a point.”Ancelotti’s side have now been held twice in the past three games while hosts Fiorentina drew for the 11th time in 23 matches this season to sit ninth, but just six points off the Champions League berths.The Tuscany side’s best chance came just after half-time when French midfielder Jordan Veretout was denied by an excellent stop from Alex Meret.Inter Milan, in third, got back winning after Martinez came off the bench late, scoring after 79 minutes at Parma, after an earlier Danilo D’Ambrosio headed goal was ruled out after a VAR video review for a handling offence.Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan crossed nicely for the Argentine blast in Luciano Spalletti’s side their first league goal and win of 2019.Inter are now nine points behind Napoli, with Roma in fourth, a further five points behind, and Lazio fifth after their wins over Chievo and Empoli earlier this week.“I’m well suited to overcoming difficulties,” said under-pressure Inter Milan coach Spalletti.Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez scored Inter Milan’s first league goal of 2019 against Parma. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLO“Just as the defeat against Bologna (last week) caused despair, this victory will give us enthusiasm and strength.“We must now keep a low profile to rediscover stability. We showed positive things tonight, but we need to produce further performances like this to gain consistency.”Parma are in 12th position with just one goal from their last five games, despite their heroics last week with a late Gervinho double holding champions Juventus 3-3.Unbeaten Juventus could stretch their advantage to double digits on Sunday when they travel to mid-table Sassuolo, firming on track for an eighth consecutive league title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli are a distant second in Italy © AFP / Tiziana FABIROME, Italy, Feb 10 – Napoli could finish the weekend trailing Serie A leaders Juventus by 11 points after Carlo Ancelotti’s wasteful side stuttered to a 0-0 draw at Fiorentina on Saturday, as Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal to get Inter Milan back winning against promoted Parma.Both sides start their Europa League campaigns this week after crashing out of the Champions League with Napoli travelling to FC Zurich and Inter Milan away to Rapid Vienna in their round of the 32, first leg ties.last_img read more

Relegation battle? Guus Hiddink fears the worst if Chelsea lose to Everton and Arsenal

first_imgInterim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has admitted the Blues could become embroiled in a relegation battle with defeats to Everton and Arsenal in the next two games.The reigning Premier League champions are 14th after 21 games, 12 points off their stated target of fourth place and just six clear of Sunderland, who occupy the final relegation place.The Blues’ predicament prompted Jose Mourinho’s departure last month and Hiddink’s appointment.Chelsea are unbeaten in six games since Mourinho left, when they were one point off the drop zone, but the midweek draw with West Brom did little to ease concerns.“It’s reality,” Hiddink said. “We were down when we started. We were one point off the relegation line, but now we have a little bit more room to breathe.“We have two difficult games coming up – Everton, who have a very good away record – and then Arsenal.“If you don’t gather points there, you don’t know what the others do. The Premier League can surprise you.“There are 12 points difference to fourth place, which is Tottenham.“We all like to look forward and to the top of the table, but also don’t be unrealistic – you’re six points off the line of relegation. That’s also a fact.“We have to work hard and be very concentrated and gather our points to step up.“That’s why it was a pity that in the 86th minute we got this draw against West Brom, which would’ve helped us a lot to go up.” 1 Guus Hiddink last_img read more

MUM’S THE WORD AS JANE AND ISAAC TAKE ON CHARITY SWIM

first_imgJane Boyd and her son Isaac who will swim a mile this week as they attempt to raise funds for the oncology unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where Jane’s sister Eimear passed away recently. They are pictured with Terry McCauley, duty manager at the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny where they trained for the swim.Raphoe woman Jane Boyd and her son Isaac will take to the water to swim a mile this week as they attempt to raise funds for the oncology unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, where Jane’s sister Eimear passed away recently.“Eimear passed away at our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda on 10th February at the end of long and brave battle fought with ovarian cancer.Since 2006 Eimear had attended the oncology unit at the hospital. She received wonderful care from the team there and, as she always did everywhere she went, also made many great friends in the unit,” Jane said this week.Jane explained that Eimear’s husband and some of her brothers and sisters, as well’s as Jane’s son Isaac had signed up for the Swim a Mile challenge in her honour and to help raise some money for the cancer unit. “Eimear had taken part in this challenge in the past and she made made sure we’d signed up for it again even though she knew she wouldn’t be well enough to take part in it herself. I think it is really fitting then that this year we meet the challenge Eimear has set for us and do so for the oncology unit and in Eimear’s memory.”Funds raised are to be provided to the North East Oncology and Haematology Unit in Drogheda for the purchase of a Gene Sequencing Machine that will enable the unit to better individualise and speed up a patient’s treatment plan.Jane, who has been living with her family in Raphoe for many years now, is well known in the local community as a willing volunteer helping out many groups and events and she has brought great energy and fun to many events across Donegal.She and Isaac have been training for the swim at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny over the past number of weeks. “I am actually hoping now to swim two miles, one for the challenge and another in Eimear’s memory,” said Jane.And she added: “All donations are greatly welcomed and myself and Isaac would really appreciate the support. Anyone who wishes to make a donation can log on to the My Charity web page – http://www.mycharity.ie/event/swim_for_eimear/ where they can sponsor us“Alternatively anyone who wants to can also drop into the Aura Centre on April 8th in Letterkenny or Centra in Raphoe where I have a sponsor card available.”MUM’S THE WORD AS JANE AND ISAAC TAKE ON CHARITY SWIM was last modified: April 3rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityRaphoeswimlast_img read more

Getting to know other Angelenos worth the trip

first_imgAfter the game, he drops me off at the MacArthur Park Red Line station on Alvarado. Sure, it takes a little longer to get home, but I read, sleep or just kick back and contemplate the world’s problems. On a recent return trip, those options proved difficult when a man boarded somewhere in Hollywood and screamed, “I need my lithium! I need my lithium!” He went on like that for a couple stops, then stumbled off near Hollywood and Vine. A little unnerving, yes, but I’ve never felt threatened on a bus or train. Sometimes they feel like a human zoo, but not dangerous, with the animals pretty much caged by security cameras and transit cops. Of course, there are always downsides to being a slave to the schedule. I recently missed the last Metrolink train from the Daily News’ Glendale office back home to Northridge and had to hitch a ride with a reporter. Driving in my own car means freedom. But it also means traffic, less money in my pocket and more wear and tear on my car. So get on the bus and get to know your fellow Angelenos, even if some need their lithium. Aron Miller is an assistant city editor at the Daily News.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Now I live four miles from my job in Woodland Hills, so there’s no sense hopping on two buses for a 30-minute trip when I can drive to work – 101-free – in 10. But otherwise, I look for excuses to take public transit. I am an L.A. boy enamored with the idea, even if it’s in a city so spread out and inconvenient, it makes urban planners cringe. My wife and I have taken the bus in Ecuador and ridden the MAX in Portland, Ore. Whenever we head downtown to the theater or Staples Center, we take the Red Line from Universal City. Sometimes we include the Orange Line, although she’s not a big fan, what with the frequent stops for lights. Put a train there instead, and she’s all aboard. We recently took the Red Line to Union Station, then an Amtrak train to San Diego to watch the Dodgers beat the Padres. It took us three hours – about the same it would have taken by car through mind-numbing traffic, but minus the migraine. My money-conscious wife quickly noted the train cost us $40 more than driving. But we got to play Scrabble. I never scored the 50-point bonus for using all my letters in one turn, but we didn’t have to stop for her bathroom breaks. If the city found a way to get public transit to Dodger Stadium, I’d never take the car to a game. Still, when my friend drives up from Orange County, I use the Orange/Red line combo to Union Station, and he schleps me up the hill to Chavez Ravine, where we split the parking fee. When I was 7, my parents bought me an RTD bus pass and plopped me on the 264 line from San Gabriel to my Pasadena elementary school. Questionable parenting aside, the journeys back and forth became my day’s highlights: peering down the street to anticipate the yellow and white bus’ arrival, exhaust pouring from its backside, pulling the hanging cord to alert the driver, hearing the ding and watching the “stop requested” sign light up and making small talk with the developmentally disabled guy who always sat in the same seat at the front. The ride wasn’t always convenient, like the time I fell asleep on the way home, missed my stop, landed five miles away and had to find my way back. Had I nodded off in mom’s car, there would have been no such hassle. But the RTD – Rapid Transit District, Metro’s old name – gave me an appreciation for public transportation, for the sense of community it brings. There you are on a bus, train or subway car full of SoCal’s cast of characters – the slouching student, the aspiring actor, the woman who loudly tells you that when her cat meows, she just meows back. It offers a reality you don’t get when you sit in your car, gnash your teeth, squeeze the steering wheel and curse the traffic as another “you’re killing me, Larry!” commercial blares through your speakers. last_img read more