Windies slump to series defeat by Pakistan

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):A moment of stark madness from tail-ender Shannon Gabriel ended West Indies’ stubborn resistance and laid waste to more than half a century of history as Pakistan pulled off a nerve-jangling 101-run victory in the decisive third Test to clinch a historic first-series win on Caribbean soil yesterday.Courtesy of a magnificent unbeaten 101 from the immovable Man-of-the-Match Roston Chase, West Indies defied a ruthless but tiring Pakistan bowling attack for nearly 90 overs and appeared on the brink of a brilliant rescue effort, with seven balls left in the day at Windsor Park.But Gabriel, who had defended purposely for just over half-hour, suffered a rush of blood and essayed a wild slog at the 22nd delivery he faced – the last of the day’s penultimate over – and was bowled by champion leg-spinner Yasir Shah for four as the Windies were dismissed for 202.The result gave Pakistan a 2-1 win in the three-Test victory, following a seven-wicket victory in the opening Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica last month, and a 106-run defeat in the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados earlier this month.For the retiring veterans, captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, the success also provided a memorable farewell, with Pakistan winning their first series since they first toured the Caribbean 59 years ago.Chase almost proved the difference for the Windies, striking 12 fours and a six in a monumental innings that spanned 239 balls and a shade over six hours, reviving memories of his match-saving maiden Test hundred against India last year at Sabina Park.The knock was his third hundred in his 10th Test and second of the series, following his 131 in the second Test.BREEZY 25Shimron Hetmyer struck a breezy 25 and captain Jason Holder chipped in with 22, but the hosts failed to cope with Yasir, who claimed five for five for 92 to finish with match figures of eight for 218 and who took the Man-of-the-Series honours.He was supported by debutant seamer Hasan Ali, who picked up three for 33.Resuming the day on seven for one with the victory target of 304 purely academic, the Windies’ bid to save the match suffered a huge blow when they lost three wickets in the morning session to slump to 73 for four at lunch.Unbeaten on 19 at lunch, Chase played with confidence and authority to reach his half-century 40 minutes before tea and was not out on 66 at the interval, with West Indies on 146 for six.Holder, however, failed to add to his tea time 22, falling lbw to a Hasan Ali full toss in the third over on the resumption.With Pakistan closing in for the kill, Chase was forced to ride his luck, dropped twice by Hasan Ali off return catches on 66 and 91, and then being caught off a no-ball at first slip by Asad Shafiq late in the day off Mohammad Abbas as tensions rose.He made the most of the chances to notch three figures late in the day, whipping Hasan Ali through mid-on for four to raise his landmark.Gabriel then frustrated Pakistan with a straight bat and a cool head and steadily grew in confidence as the visitors began to show signs of panic.But with a draw within reach, he lost his composure and with it, the series.last_img read more

Roof Top Challenge a Success

first_imgPhoto: Members of Moose FM & Big Brothers and Big Sisters lived on the roof of the NP Leisure Pool in hopes of getting more Big Brothers and Big Sisters – Johanna Henderson/Energeticcity.caA record number of people have sign up to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The local agency held their annual Roof Top Challenge Friday and Saturday and had 27 people sign up to mentor a child. – Advertisement -Danielle Armstrong is the Executive Director and says sitting on the roof of the North Peace Pool paid off. [asset|aid=309|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=efc85b76654025eb5baae49fb2a46937-Danielle Armstrong – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John currently has a waiting list of over 20 children and they hope these volunteers will help. You can still sign up to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister by calling 250-787-9674. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will also hold an open house this Wednesday to celebrate the opening of their new office. The open house will run from 6pm to 7:30pm on 106th Street across from Ship to Shore.last_img read more

Lazio join long list of clubs chasing Aston Villa captain Vlaar

first_img Ron Vlaar 1 Lazio have made Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar their No.1 transfer target, according to reports in Italy.The Netherlands international has been linked with a host of clubs this summer after impressing for his country at the World Cup.Manchester United have been rumoured as one of the teams interested in Vlaar, with Arsenal, Southampton and Juventus also said to be monitoring his situation.However, according to Corriere della Sera, Lazio have now made Vlaar their top priority and are keen to tie up a deal quickly.They will not find it easy to do so, with Villa boss Paul Lambert determined to keep the 29-year-old.It is understood that if a move for Vlaar does not materialise, the Serie A side would turn to other targets.Parma’s Gabriel Paletta is reportedly their second choice and Juventus’ Angelo Ogbonna their third and final option.last_img read more

‘When hell freezes over!’ – Arsenal forward laughs off Tottenham switch rumours

first_img Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski 1 Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has laughed off rumours he could join Tottenham in January, insisting “hell will freeze over” before he moves to the Gunners’ north London rivals.The World Cup winner is yet to start a Premier League match this season and reports on Monday suggested he could make a £10million switch to Spurs when the transfer window opens.Posting a link to the rumour on Twitter, Podolski wrote: “Hell will freeze over before this transfer would happen. #Poldi #aha #AlwaysAGunner #NeverCheatYourClub #AFC #Redarmy”.Germany international Podolski is desperate for first-team football and has been strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium over the past few months.Turkish giants Galatasaray are thought to be keen, having originally registered an interest over the summer, though Wenger has insisted the 29-year-old remains in his long-term plans.Arsenal and Tottenham are currently level on points in the table and the two sides drew 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium last month.last_img read more


first_imgRoots of Empathy in Donegal celebrated their ‘tiny teachers’ at their annual Baby Celebration in Letterkenny this week.The event was organised to thank all those who participated in the programme and who made this year’s programmes such a success. Over 100 people attended the baby celebration which brought together everyone who participated in the programmes, including staff and children from the schools and the Roots of Empathy families.Anne McAteer, Health Promotion Department, HSE West, and Roots of Empathy Programme Manager, said; “Roots of Empathy is a unique and innovative programme which brings a local baby into a class in a primary school.“Nine times throughout the year, the parent and baby visit the class, where a trained Roots of Empathy instructor guides children as they observe the relationship between the baby and parent, chart the baby’s development and label the baby’s feelings.“The instructor visits the classroom before and after each baby visit to reflect on the learning from the baby visit and help the children to relate the learning to their own lives. They work with the children through story telling, art and discussions to help the children identify and think about their own feelings and experiences and those of others.” Anne continued; “The programme, which is delivered over 27 weeks, teaches children more about their own emotions and feelings and those of others. When children learn to understand how other people feel, and how their actions can make other people feel, this will help to reduce bullying and aggression among the children.“Last year, we introduced the programme into 14 schools. The positive feedback from those schools and demand from other schools led to the expansion of the programme into 28 classrooms across the County. We hope to continue the success of the programme next year by increasing the number of schools in which the programme is delivered.”Speaking after the event Anne said; “The Baby Celebration has brought together everyone who has participated in the programme, school principals and class teachers and some of the pupils from each class.“It was an opportunity to say thank you to all those families who volunteered their time to come into the class and share the special moments of their baby’s first year. It was fantastic today to see so many of our Roots of Empathy families come together with the schools to celebrate such a successful year.”For further information on the Roots of Empathy programme, contact Seana Hume, Project Coordinator, on 074 91 09118 or email IT’S CHILD’S PLAY AS TINY TEACHERS CELEBRATE! was last modified: June 22nd, 2012 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)last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Falls To SIU In MVC Tournament Semifinals

first_img 4. Ana Sofia Cordero (SIU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 WICHITA, Kan. – The Drake University women’s tennis team fell to Southern Illinois, 4-1, in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday.The Salukis jumped on the Bulldogs early as they took the doubles point.Senior Maddie Johnson evened it up at one with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 victory at the No. 2 spot, earning her 102nd career singles victory to tie Cecily Dubusker for the most singles wins in program history.Southern Illinois went on to earn straight set victories on courts one and five to go up 3-1. Ana Sofia Cordero secured match point for SIU with a hard fought 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over Summer Brills.The Bulldogs end the season with a 15-12 record and finished third in the MVC.Southern Illinois 4, Drake 14/30/2016 at Wichita, Kan. (Crestview Country Club)  1. Xiwei Cai (SIU) def. Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-4, 6-0 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament – Semifinal #2 2. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Athena Chrysanthou (SIU) 6-1, 6-1 Singles competition 5. Katie Fries (SIU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-4, 6-2 Doubles competition Drake 15-12 1. Ana Sofia Cordero/Xiwei Cai (SIU) def. Johnson, Maddie/Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-3center_img 6. Polina Dozortseva (SIU) vs. Kozulic,Lea (DU) 2-6, 6-3, 3-0, unfinished 3. Athena Chrysanthou/Polina Dozortseva (SIU) vs. Herder, Tess/Kozulic,Lea (DU) 3-4, unfinished Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2,1,5,4) Print Friendly Version Southern Illinois 16-11 3. Meagan Monaghan (SIU) vs. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-7 (5-7), 3-1, unfinished Match Notes 2. Vitoria Beirao/Meagan Monaghan (SIU) def. Lomas, Joely/Brills, Summer (DU) 6-2last_img read more

Donegal Ladies football star Aoife bringing Spanish lessons….to Glenveagh!

first_imgDONEGAL Ladies football star Aoife McDonnell is set to bring Spanish speaking classes to Donegal – with Glenveagh National Park as one of the venues.The courses are aimed at local Donegal students hoping to improve their Spanish proficiency.The intensive one week Spanish Program is for 1st-3rd and 4th-6th Year Students. This one week intensive Spanish course will suit students wanting to improve their level of Spanish. The program will be facilitated by an excellent native Spanish teacher who will be in Donegal for the month of August. Venues lined up for the classes include:Letterkenny- St. Eunan’s GAA Clubhouse on Monday 13th-Friday 17th August from 10am-1pm daily – with a tour on Thursday 16th to Glenveagh National Park – all conducted through Spanish!Donegal Town-Abbey Vocational School on Monday 20th- Friday 24th August from 10am-1pm daily.Naomh Conaill player Aoife is of course a teacher herself – her day job when she’s not playing for Donegal. Said Aoife: “It keeps me busy in the summer when I’m not training and playing with the county.“This is an excellent opportunity to get a step ahead in Spanish without having to visit a Spanish speaking country.“It is also a more cost-effective alternative to the euro languages colleges here in Ireland. Students will be exposed to all aspects of learning Spanish including; writing, speaking, listening and reading.”Each week is limited to 20 students with a booking closing date of June 25.Contact: Aoife McDonnell on 0871245587Email: atlanticwayexperience@gmail.comWebsite: www.atlanticwayexperience.comFacebook: Donegal Ladies football star Aoife bringing Spanish lessons….to Glenveagh! was last modified: June 11th, 2018 by John2Share 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:Aoife McDonnelldonegalSpanish lessonslast_img read more

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Chelsea’s Ake joins Bournemouth on loan

first_imgNathan Ake has joined Bournemouth from Chelsea on a season-long loan.The Dutch defender, 21, spent last season on loan at Watford, where was voted the club’s young player of the year and helped them reach the FA Cup semi-finals.Ake, who ended the previous campaign on loan at Reading, has made 12 first-team appearances for Chelsea, with five coming in the Premier League.Meanwhile, winger Reece Mitchell, 20, has left Chelsea and joined Chesterfield on a two-year deal.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Long Precambrian Fuse Gets Longer

first_imgWhy did complex multicellular life explode on the scene some 550 million years ago?  That’s mystery enough, but finding complex single-celled life a billion years earlier makes it worse.  A new paper evaluated claims of Cambrian-like fossils from India dated 1.6 billion years old in the evolutionary timeline.  It did not explain the Cambrian explosion, but it did require belief in a long, long fuse.    Bengtson et al evaluated rocks in India where claims of early Cambrian fossils had been reported in recent years.  They reported in PNAS this week.1  What they found was not multicellular life, but a complex assortment of real fossils indicating bacterial mats, cyanobacteria, along with segmented tubes and evidences of eukaryotic life – the more advanced form of unicellular life.  The fact that some of these eukaryotes formed tube-like shapes raises the question: why would a billion years go by with no more complex assemblages?  There were also “embryo-like globules” indistinguishable from those found in early Cambrian deposits, though the authors assumed the resemblance was superficial.    Prior reports of complex fossils so early in the timeline caused serious controversy.  “If these and earlier reports are correct, they have profound implications,” they said; “either the radiometric dating consistently reflects inherited dates not related to sedimentation, as suggested by Azmi and coworkers, or Cambrian-like fossils occur in rocks that are a billion years older than the Cambrian.”  They determined some imprints were due to gas bubbles in microbial mats.  Though they could not rule out a few problematic forms, they concluded that the fossils were all from prokaryotes and a few colonial eukaryotes.  Putting the happiest face possible on their findings, they said, “the Vindhyan deposits offer important new insights into the nature and diversity of life, and in particular, the early evolution of multicellular eukaryotes.”    Most important, the paper admitted that the Cambrian explosion had a long fuse.  Here’s how they put it:In terms of the evolution of major taxa, the most significant information to come out of the Vindhyan phosphorites is the detailed 3-dimensional morphologic evidence for late Paleoproterozoic multicellular eukaryotes (filamentous algae).  Previously accepted multicellular eukaryotes were only known from the late Mesoproterozoic or early Neoproterozoic (i.e., some 400� 600 million years later), although some older discoveries had at least suggested the possibility that they had a longer prehistory.    The potential of the Vindhyan phosphorites to yield fresh information on the Paleoproterozoic biotas is thus considerable, and the “shelly” biota discovered by Azmi et al. gives new insight into the nature of the Paleoproterozoic biosphere.  The discredited reports of “Cambrian” fossils [i.e., in the Vindhyan deposits dated 1.6 billion years old] turned out to be an important discovery.1.  Bengtson, Belivanova, Rasmussen, and Whitehouse, “The controversial ‘Cambrian’ fossils of the Vindhyan are real but more than a billion years older,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print April 24, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0812460106.How credible is it to think that eukaryotes could not come up with anything more than tube-like colonies for a billion years, then bang! — trilobites, worms, crustaceans, jellyfish, and all the major animal body plans in a geological instant?  Evolution is supposed to be this inexorable force for innovation that invented mammals, birds, flying insects and all the other wonders of nature in far, far less time than that.  The real mystery here is how Darwinism survives wave after wave of falsification.  The propensity of evolutionists to snow the public with their implausible, fictional, ad hoc, speculative, imaginative, self-contradictory plot lines to rescue their theory from the evidence deserves condemnation.  Don’t let them get away with their pretensions of scholarship when defending absurdities.  The integrity of science is at stake. (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more