‘We didn’t take anything for granted’ – Jamaica’s Frew credits teamwork for historic Windies’ U-19 victory

first_imgOutgoing Jamaica Under-19 captain, Michael Frew, a member of the victorious West Indies Under-19 team, has listed teamwork as the main reason their historic ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph. The West Indies, led by Man-of-the-Match Leeward Islands batsman, Keacy Carty, who scored an unbeaten 52, defeated title-favourites and previously unbeaten India by five wickets in the final yesterday in Bangladesh. “It was definitely, team performance,” off-spinning all-rounder Frew told The Gleaner.  “It wasn’t one person who really carried the team. Everyone chipped in at the right time. “Our opening bowlers, again, gave us a good start with the new ball and the bowlers in the middle came and finished the job. “In the batting we knew we had a lot of balls and the guys batted patiently,” he added. The triumph, which was wrapped up with three balls to spare, after the West Indies scored 146 for five in response to 145 made by the Indians, represented the first time the regional outfit was lifting the title. The previous best performance was a second place finish in 2004, when the West Indies, led then by current wicketkeeper, Denesh Ramdin, lost to Pakistan in the final, also in Bangladesh. Fast bowlers – the impressive Alzzarri Joseph of the Leewards and, Ryan John of the Windward Islands – spearheaded the West Indies bowling performance with three for 39 and John, three for 38, respectively. “Leading up to the final we were winning matches so our confidence was at a pretty good level,” expressed Frew. “However, we knew that India was a good team and didn’t take anything for granted.” Guided by captain Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana, the West Indies, after going down to England in their opening match, rebounded to defeat Fiji and Zimbabwe in their subsequent group fixtures. They then defeated long-standing nemesis, Pakistan, who also knocked them out of the tournament in 2014, in the quarter-finals, before getting the better of Bangladesh in the semi-finals. One of three Jamaicans in the West Indies squad along with fast bowler Odean Smith and batsman Shahid Crooks, Frew, also said he hoped the win would make the people of the Caribbean happy. “I hope it has made them proud,” he said. “We wanted to do this for the people of the Caribbean, including our family and our friends.”last_img read more

An example of Freddie Kissoon’s consistent inconsistency

first_imgDear Editor,While from a layman’s perspective the writings of Kaieteur News’ Columnist Freddie Kissoon offer meaningful insight of our local political spectrum, in a vascular bundle, Kissoon’s political theories are flawed at times, and in most instances fail to offer practical solutions for the betterment of our “shithole” country.Additionally, and most importantly, Kissoon needs to be reminded that an enhanced sale of Kaieteur News is imperative in our local competitive market. Likewise, his writings/columns are for public edification, and definitely not for a classroom situation, as when he was a senior lecturer at UG and his authority couldn’t be disputed or questioned.As a consequence, Freddie’s column, captioned “Drury Lane is evidence of the PPP’s”, published in K.N. 31/01/18, is deeply flawed. Since the columnist fails to take into serious consideration that: The PPP/C government, after almost 23 years of governance nationally, has been replaced by the APNU+AFC Coalition for over 2 ½ years. Freddie, at this juncture, forget for a brief moment scholastic principles, resort to basic common sense: that for a period of 25 years, the Mayor and City Councillors of the Georgetown municipality were dominated by the Good and Green Georgetown (GGG) and now the APNU+AFC, by extension the PNC, which in both instances were/are Afro- dominated. Within this context, it was the very PNCR, under the leadership of the late Desmond Hoyte, who rejected the notion of inclusiveness when he shunned the Mayorship of former PPP C-Councillor Philomena “Fireball” Shury.The late Dr. Jagan, former President, had mooted the idea of rotational Mayorship. In so doing, the element of distrust and mistrust continues to occupy our local politics, much to the discomfort of the youths.In the final analysis, Freddie, Drury Lane’s eastern half from Sheriff Street falls under the jurisdiction of the late Junior Garnett, a former PNC Councillor of the M&CC. Can the PPP be faulted for the unkempt state of that specific location, more so when, in 2015, Local Government had expended hundreds of millions to clean up the capital city?last_img read more

Ford’s sore knee clouds picture for WNBA Finals

first_imgFord missed six games after injuring her knee in June, then sat out the season’s final 13 games after aggravating the injury against Indiana on July 20. Game 1 will be Detroit’s fourth contest in six days, including must-win victories over Indiana on Sunday and Monday, and the effort has taken an obvious toll on the league’s best rebounder. Ford said Tuesday that she can only hope to play tonight. “I don’t know – we’ll see,” she said. Ford, the MVP of this year’s All-Star game, struggled in Detroit’s postseason opener, failing to score in 11 minutes as Detroit was routed by New York. She came back with double-doubles in Games 2 and 3, helping Detroit advance, but had to play 39 minutes in the Shock’s 71-70 overtime win in Game 3. From news services AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Shock coach Bill Laimbeer knows a lot about playing with pain and he isn’t sure how much Cheryl Ford will be able to play in the WNBA Finals. “I’m very concerned about Cheryl’s knee against Phoenix,” said Laimbeer, who put together a streak of 685 consecutive games as a player. “We’ve asked too much of her already.” Ford’s health is the biggest question mark with Detroit set to host Phoenix in Game 1 of the Finals tonight. The series features Laimbeer’s gritty, physical Shock and Paul Westhead’s warp-speed Mercury, but could hinge on the health of the rugged forward. At the time, Laimbeer said he didn’t even know if Ford would be able to play in the first game of the Indiana series, but she had 15 points and 11 rebounds in 32 minutes of the 75-65 loss. After one day off, Ford only had to play 19 minutes in the Shock’s comfortable Game 2 win, but even that appeared to have been too much. She lasted just over 4 minutes of Game 3 before limping to the bench with two fouls and the Shock trailing 16-3. “I thought she was done for the game,” said Laimbeer, a former Palos Verdes High star. “She was in so much pain that I didn’t think there was any way she’d be able to go back in.” Midway through the second quarter, with the Shock rallying, she told Laimbeer that she wanted to give it one more try. “I knew I had to suck it up,” she said. “It was tough, but my team needed me.” In her next 14 minutes, spanning the second and third quarters, Ford had 15 rebounds to help the Shock turn the game into a rout. “That was an incredible performance,” Laimbeer said. “She was a rebounding machine, and she did it all on one leg.” Detroit’s struggles to get out of the Eastern Conference are a sharp contrast to what Phoenix did in the West. The Mercury swept Seattle and San Antonio, averaging 99 points per game, to make it to their first Finals since 1998. That means, while Detroit will only have one day to rest before the Finals, Phoenix has been off since finishing off the Silver Stars on Saturday. “You get what you earn, and finishing it in two means you get a day off,” Westhead said. “Our players will do anything to get a day off.” Phoenix struggled badly against Detroit this year, losing both games. The Shock set league records with 40 points in the third quarter and 72 points in the second half in a 111-82 rout of the Mercury on July 8. Detroit outrebounded Phoenix, 55-26, in the game, even with Ford at less than 100 percent. Former Mercury post player Plenette Pierson, who went on to win the league’s first Sixth Woman award, had more offensive rebounds (five) than the entire Phoenix team (four). “Rebounding is a great strength of theirs, and we don’t have any magic formula,” Westhead said. “We’re just going to be attentive and hopefully limit their second shots.” The Shock, seeking their third title in five years, were dominant in the regular season before losing the last four games after clinching home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. ETC.: Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings will undergo surgery today to repair a torn Achilles tendon in her right foot. Catchings, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist and five-time WNBA All-Star, was injured during Monday’s Eastern Conference finals loss at Detroit. She collapsed to the floor during the final minute in the first half and was taken from the floor in a wheelchair. Her anticipated recovery time is between six and nine months, the Fever said Tuesday. 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

MAJOR TOURISM CONFERENCE IN DONEGAL TODAY

first_imgThe second annual ‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ marketing conference hosted by Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd takes place today.The event, which will be held in Letterkenny, the National Tidy Towns Winner for 2015, is almost booked out.This year’s Conference, at the Clanree Hotel, is themed around ‘Your Business, Developing Networks and Reaching Customers’.During the conference businesses will learn how to use simple and cost effective marketing techniques and tips on topics such as bundling and internationalisation from a panel of guest speakers ranging from tour operators to travel bloggers to leading travel experts. SpeakersSpeakers lined up for the event include Brian Harte of Tourism Ireland, Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point, Online Strategist Darragh Doyle, Kathrin Chambers, Digital Manager at Fáilte Ireland and Stephen Cotter, General Manager at CIE Tours International.The final speaker for the day will be acclaimed travel writer Fionn Davenport of the Irish Times.County Manager Seamus NeelyCEO of Donegal County Council and Chairman of Donegal Tourism Seamus Neely said ‘This conference will provide a valuable resource to all members of the tourism trade in Donegal. “As the Wild Atlantic Way and social media are ever evolving it’s important for tourism businesses to keep on top of these trends and maximise opportunities for attracting new visitors to the county”.MAJOR TOURISM CONFERENCE IN DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: October 8th, 2015 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:conferenceletterkennyWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

FANCY BEING BATMAN? TRAINING COURSE TO BE ONE!

first_imgENVIRONMENTALISTS are looking for the next Batman – and Batwoman!Bat Conservation Ireland are undertaking an all Ireland Survey to assess levels of activity of Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii) on our waterways and will be conducting a Bat Monitoring Training Course in Teach Gleann Cheo, Doochary, Donegal on tomorrow, Thursday, August 2nd at 8.00pm.The Daubenton’s Bat is a medium to small-sized species which flies close to water and is easy to identify. Volunteers do not need any experience as training will given with tuneable bat detectors on the evening of the 2-3 hour Course on August 2nd, 2012 in Doochary. After the Course Bat Conservation Ireland will supply volunteers with Bat Detectors and information packs on surveying techniques, maps and recording sheets. Each volunteer uses his/her own torch during the Survey and will be assigned a 1km stretch of waterway that is within 10km of the volunteer’s home address.Bat Conservation Ireland recommends that you visit this stretch during the day (with the landowner’s permission) to assess the site for safety. On two evenings in August you survey this stretch of waterway (with a survey partner), using a torch and a Bat Detector. All you need to do is count Daubenton’s bat activity using the Detector and torchlight at ten points along the 1km stretch over an hour.Volunteers will then fill out Survey Results Sheets and return them to Bat Conservation Ireland for processing. Each Volunteer will receive a report on how their participation contributed to this All Ireland monitoring scheme.Bat Conservation Ireland have been invited to conduct the Training Course and Survey in Donegal by the Gweebarra Conservation Group. For further details email info@batconservationireland.org or visit the Gweebarra Conservation Group on Facebook.  FANCY BEING BATMAN? TRAINING COURSE TO BE ONE! was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FANCY BEING BATMAN? TRAINING COURSE TO BE ONE!last_img read more

A TOWN PREPARES TO SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF ITS SONS TODAY

first_imgFlags fly at half-mast at the locl council offices in Letterkenny today.He may not be from Donegal but one of the county’s most loved and respected sons will be buried later today.Tagdh Culbert would have been able to call Letterkenny his home for 40 years next month.But the local councillor and An Post worker passed from this life all too suddenly on Wednesday. Tagdh, who was 57, will be buried after 11am funeral mass at St.Eunan’s Cathedral.A former Mayor of the Town, the Tipperary-born public representative put more into his adopted town than he ever took out.A recognition of how well he was respected was by the hundreds of people who called to his wake over the past three days.A large crowd is expected at today’s funeral for a man who will always be remembered for his smile, his sense of fair play and his efforts to make life better for many others. The funeral will leave his house in Glencar around 10am and make its way down to the High Rd. where Tadgh lived for so long.The Town Council, Fianna Fáil, St. Eunan’s, Letterkenny Rovers and An Post will all take turns carrying the remains of Tadhg towards St. Eunan’s Cathedral on his final journey down Main St. for 11am Mass. He will go to his eternal reward in New Leck Cemetery following this Mass.Sleep well Tadhg.A TOWN PREPARES TO SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF ITS SONS TODAY was last modified: April 20th, 2013 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:funeralTadhg Culbertlast_img read more

Calabasas weighs open space, resort

first_imgCALABASAS – City voters will cast ballots Tuesday on an ordinance that would protect open space and an advisory question on a proposed resort. The advisory vote, Measure C, asks whether Calabasas should annex about 152 acres on Mulholland Highway east of Las Virgenes Road for the Malibu Valley Inn and Spa – a proposed 203-room resort, plus five estate homes and facilities for swimming, equestrian use, tennis, spa, restaurant, winery, shops and conference rooms. This project would be in lieu of one project for up to 81 estate homes that would be built on 443 acres in unincorporated Los Angeles County. The Board of Supervisors already has approved the project. The Calabasas city attorney’s impartial analysis of Measure C says an environmental impact report for the proposed housing project and a draft environmental report for the resort annexation indicated the housing project would generate 948 weekday vehicle trips, compared with 1,878 weekday vehicle trips for the proposed resort. “Approval of the Calabasas Open Space Initiative will help preserve existing areas of open space in our city,” supporters said in the official argument in favor of Measure D. There was no official argument submitted opposed to Measure D. Both Measure C and Measure D require a simple majority vote. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 eric.leach@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Supporters of the resort say it would reduce grading and disturbed areas by more than 400 percent compared with the housing project, cut building square footage in half, and save more than 300 acres from development. Mary Hubbard of the Malibu Canyon Community Association argued against Measure C, saying the resort would introduce commercial zoning near parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains area and might increase traffic problems there. Because Measure C is advisory only, it does not bind the city, property owner or Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission, which must also approve such an annexation. Measure D, on the other hand, is a proposed city ordinance designed to protect open space by requiring approval by two-thirds of the voters of any designation of lands classified as open space in the Calabasas general plan. This would leave the city’s voters with the ultimate choice of whether open space land should be converted to other uses. If it is approved it would take effect 10 days after the City Council certifies the results of the election. last_img read more

ST MICHAEL’S GAA CLUB HOST SUPERB RUNEGAL EVENT – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThere was a great turnout for the 2015 Runegal in aid of St Michael’s and Pieta House. The earlier start suited the runners and the organisers – especially with the constant downpour that hit Donegal on Saturday! The addition of the 5k provided a good alternative for the new and younger athletes.10k winners were:Male1. Sean Murphy in 36.30 (ten seconds improvement on last year)2. Ronnie Kidd3. Kevin ShielsFemale1. Claire Richardson  52.092. Catherine Reavey3.  Robyn MacIntosh 1st Local  John McClafferty5k winners:Winner   Cameron Jenkins1st lady   Fiona McClellandJuv boy  Max RoartyJuv girl    Aoibhinn McGinleyThanks to all participants for supporting the event and well done to all – it is a challenging 10k and 5k which will not give you a personal best time for the distance but should give you a huge sense of satisfaction for finishing it.Thanks to our sponsors – Harte Insurance for the trophies, Centra, Western Beverages, MCM Group, and the Gleeson group for the refreshments.Thanks for all the support from St. Michael’s – the organising committee, the tea ladies, the marshalls, the route planners, the Guards, the registrars, the gantry collector, the photographer – a great team effort from all which led to a successful and enjoyable day.Keep the date free for next year and get out training – you know you can beat your time! ST MICHAEL’S GAA CLUB HOST SUPERB RUNEGAL EVENT – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: July 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAnewsSportSt Michaelslast_img read more

Next Generation Microchips Inspired by Nature’s Nanotech

first_imgAn article in ComputerWorld1 reports that Hewlett Packard, IBM, Fujitsu, and Texas Instruments are putting effort into developing nanotechnologies for chip manufacturing based on a principle found in nature: the tendency of matter to fall into predictable patterns as molecules assume low energy states. There aren’t many structures that can be built today, but researchers are finding new ways to manipulate molecules all the time. IBM has been using self-assembly in a capacitor, and HP Labs have self-assembled 10-atom wide conductive wires.Self-assembly—the tendency of certain structures to fall naturally into patterns—is one of nature’s most common occurrences. On a grand scale, for example, wind direction, temperature and moisture in the air result in predictable types of storms.Now think smaller—much smaller. Certain molecules combine without guidance in predictable ways.  “Some molecules recognize each other and find natural low-energy states,” says W. Grant McGimpsey, a biology professor and director of the Bioengineering Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)1 Steve Ulfelder,“Molecular Self-Assembly: Nanoscale circuits build themselves, breathing new life into Moore’s Law,” ComputerWorld, pg 28, 5 September, 2005.Certain molecules in nature recognize each other and combine into predictable patterns as they settle into low-energy states.  This fits very nicely with the Second Law of Thermodynamics and the formation of snowflakes, but is exactly the opposite of what evolutionists claim happened three or four billions of years ago on Earth at the origin of life.  Biological RNA and DNA are not mere crystals or repetitive patterns.  They are highly volatile and energetic, requiring cellular machinery to build and maintain.  Most important, they contain genetic information not derivable from the atoms of which they are composed nor from the laws of physics that describe how their parts interact.  In contrast, “Self-assembled materials form very simple patterns,” said one of the engineers.  Though ordered, these materials do not specify anything.  Though the article spoke of “natural self-assembly,” there was no mention of evolution – good, because evolution and engineering don’t logically mix.  Neo-Darwinian evolution is unguided and purposeless; the engineers here were harnessing natural processes toward intelligently-designed, functional ends.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more