Windies toil on second day

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):Carlos Brathwaite belted a cameo half-century, and seamer Kemar Roach picked up two early wickets, but West Indies were made to toil against the Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI on the second day of their three-day tour match yesterday.Resuming from their overnight 127 for six, West Indies were dismissed for 209 with the right-handed Brathwaite slamming 54 off 46 balls, batting at number 10.Off-spinner Suraj Randiv finished with five for 73 while seamer Suranga Lakmal picked up three for 26.In a torrid six-over period before lunch, right-armer Roach (2-25) then rocked the hosts with wickets off the first two balls of the innings without a run on the board before opener Udara Jayasundera and Minod Bhanuka stroked hundreds to guide their side to 233 for three at the close at the Sinhalese Sports Club.Jayasundera, a 24-year-old left-hander, was unbeaten on 124 while Bhanuka, a 20-year-old wicketkeeper with just two first-class games to his name, hit 101.West Indies were definitely on top when Roach claimed Kusal Mendis off the first ball of the innings, caught at point by Jermaine Blackwood.Off the very next delivery, Roach found the edge of captain Lahiru Thirimanne’s bat and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin took a straightforward offering as the Sri Lankans slumped to 22 for two at lunch.Any hopes, however, of rolling over the President’s XI were quickly squashed as Jayasundera and Bhanuka batted with aplomb in a 214-run, third wicket stand.Jayasundera faced 177 balls and counted 17 fours and two sixes while Bhanuka carved out 15 fours and a six off 160 deliveries.last_img read more

Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’

first_imgLetran head coach Jeff Napa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUndefeated and fearsome, Lyceum is looking every bit of a championship contender nearing the halfway mark of the NCAA season.The Pirates have been making statements with a victory on top of another. But Friday’s showdown with the Letran Knights, who are in the middle of a resurgence, promises to be their stiffest challenge yet.ADVERTISEMENT PSC gives 2019 SEA Games hosting green light Letran has propelled to the third spot at 5-3 behind Lyceum (7-0) and defending champion San Beda (6-1) after opening the season losing three of its first four games.Napa embraced the fact that his team will be the underdog against the menacing Pirates, likening the impending clash to a biblical story.“It’s going to be David and Goliath,” Napa described. “We’re going to go all out.”And we all know how that narrative ends.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winners of four straight, the Knights are transforming into a force to reckon with in their own right.Their legitimacy as title contenders can be argued at this point with still a lot of games to be played but one thing’s certain, the Knights are unfazed and unrattled with what lies ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Humanda ang Lyceum sa amin kasi lahat ng babangga sa amin, gigibain namin. That’s my players’ mindset right now,” warned Letran head coach Jeff Napa, his bold declaration coming on the heels of a gritty win over a game San Sebastian side in overtime.(Lyceum better be ready for us because we we’re going to destroy whoever comes in our way.) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Chris Paul’s playoff-high carries Rockets to Western Conference Finals

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates the team’s victory as he leaves the court following Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Rockets won 100-87. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul didn’t want to talk about his postseason failures, not after Houston’s win Tuesday over Utah finally got him into the Western Conference finals.“For us it was just … they were in the way,” Paul said. “So we were just trying to get another win.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Jazz: Alec Burks scored 22 points off the bench. … Rudy Gobert finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. … Mitchell finished 9 of 17 on field goals. … O’Neale had 17 points.Rockets: Houston made 18 3-pointers to give the team 10 or more 3-pointers in an NBA playoff-record 16 straight games. … Clint Capela finished with five blocks. … The Rockets had 10 steals on Tuesday for their fourth game in the series with 10 or more.THEY SAID ITMitchell on what coach Quin Snyder’s message was to the team after the loss: “I was so upset I wasn’t listening. I’m not going to lie to you.”WHAT A PRESENTD’Antoni turned 67 on Tuesday and said this game was the best present he’s ever received.“Without a doubt,” he said. “Especially at this age.”UP NEXTHouston will host the first two games of the conference finals against Golden State or New Orleans. LATEST STORIES Cavs won’t discipline Hood for refusal to play P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Star rookie Donovan Mitchell had 22 of his 24 points for Utah in the third quarter before leaving with about seven minutes left with an apparent left leg injury. The team didn’t provide an update on his condition after the game, but he was wearing a walking boot on his left foot.“Unhappy with the results, but happy with everybody as a whole,” Mitchell said.Houston returns to the conference finals for the first time since 2015. It’s the second straight season the Jazz lost in this round after being swept by Golden State last season.The top-seeded Rockets led by eight points after a 3-pointer by Paul with about six minutes left. The Jazz scored the next seven points, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Royce O’Neale, before Paul made eight quick points to push Houston’s lead to 105-96 with about three minutes left.Joe Ingles made a basket for Utah before Paul added another basket to make it 107-98. The crowd began chanting “CP3” repeatedly as Paul dribbled down the court on the next possession.The Jazz were without Ricky Rubio and Dante Exum because of hamstring injuries. Rubio has missed the entire series with his injury, and Exum was injured in the third quarter of Game 5.P.J. Tucker scored a playoff career-best 19 points, and Harden added 18 points on a night he was “under the weather,” according to D’Antoni.Mitchell’s huge third quarter left the Jazz up by 3 to begin the fourth. Derrick Favors made a layup for Utah to start the final quarter before Paul and Tucker hit consecutive 3-pointers to put Houston back on top 81-80 with about 10 minutes left.Utah regained the lead on a basket by O’Neale before Houston used an 11-5 spurt, with the first five points from Gerald Green, to take a 92-87 lead with about seven minutes left. Harden capped the run with a dunk after stealing the ball from Mitchell. Mitchell was injured on that play and grabbed his left leg. He had to be helped to the bench and was quickly taken to the locker room with the help of two people.TIP-INS Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident His Rockets teammates saw it a little differently. They were eager to talk about Paul’s dominant performance, including a playoff career-high 41 points, in a 112-102 victory in Game 5 that eliminated the Jazz.“He went out there and took over the game,” James Harden said. “(To have) an opportunity for him that he’s never had before. He went to go get it. He put us all on his back and said listen: ‘I got us.’”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 crownPaul made eight 3-pointers and had 10 assists and seven rebounds without a turnover. He’s the first player in playoff history to have at least 40 points and 10 assists without a turnover since turnovers became an official statistic in 1977-78, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.“The performance that Chris put out there — if he didn’t make it out this time, something’s wrong,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. It will be Houston’s second trip to the Western Conference finals in four years and the first ever for Paul. The point guard, who is in his 13th NBA season, has been panned for failing to get past the second round in his nine previous trips to the playoffs.While he wouldn’t talk about finally getting over the second-round hump, he had no problem discussing how much he’s enjoying this season.“It’s just fun,” he said. “It’s not about the points or anything like that. It’s about the process.”Houston will meet Golden State in the conference finals beginning Monday night at home.Paul is a nine-time All-Star in his first season with Houston after an offseason trade from the Los Angeles Clippers. His previous career-best in the playoffs was 35 points, which he accomplished three times.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

DYC-11 Identifies with Ebola Victims’ Families

first_imgThe District Youth Council of Montserrado County’s District # 11 (DYC – 11) is buttressing government’s efforts to console families of those who were claimed by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to ensure the goal of “Zero New Cases” before 1st of January 2015 is reached.The membership of DYC-11 comprises youths from 35 communities within the electoral district.Over the weekend, the leadership of DYC-11 identified with two families in the Frog Island Community, on the outskirts of Barnersville Housing Estate, near Monrovia, in addition to earlier assistance to families in the 1407, JE Marshall, 1403 and other communities.The amount of L$4,000 and three bags of rice were given to the two families as an initial assistance.  At the same time the families and community residents were urged to ‘live safe’ by always washing their hands and avoid touching sick persons.The chairman of DYC-11, McCauley Jedeo, Jr., presenting the cash and food to Frog Island Community chairman and senior elder Randall Banks and Patrick G. Smith, said the donation was part of the council’s Ebola Emergency Program (EEP) which began last October with the distribution of buckets, chloride and other anti-Ebola materials to the people of District # 11.Mr. Jedeo said the value of their donations over a two month period was estimated at about L$395,000, courtesy of some cash bequest from several well-known dwellers in the vicinity.“This is our way of saying we are sorry for the deaths of our relatives and loved ones.  We pray for their peaceful repose,” the DYC-11 chairman told the bereaved families. The Howard family lost their wage earner and father, the late John Howard, a prominent citizen of Frog Island. He died after he contracted the virus from his daughter Sarah and grandchildren, Favor and John, who came to seek refuge at his house.   They also died.Fortunately, his widow Mary and daughter Princess Howard, survived.As for the Soigbeh family, besides Miss Carotine Wreh, none of the relatives died. Many believed though the Ebola Team carried her body away, Carotine might have died from ordinary sickness.Meanwhile, the treasurer of DYC-11, Madam Comfort S. Wallie, is calling on local and international non-governmental organizations to help them continue extending their support to other affected families and also to sustain the donations.“We want to send this passionate appeal also to any philanthropist to help identify with these traumatized families,” Madam Wallie said. “The DYC II also wishes to carry the fight further by identifying with Ebola orphans.  Food items, clothing and detergents are needed.  And now that schools are about to open, the survivors will need ongoing assistance,” she pleaded.Madam Gertrude Dorbor, on behalf of the Ebola victims’ families, expressed thanks to the youth group and said they can only be restored when Liberians,  especially their people and the national leadership,  identify with them.Elder Smith, senior advisor of the community,  described DYC 11’s gesture  as the first and called other groups to emulate their example.The community’s chairman, Mr. Banks, termed the donations as timely amidst the festive season and prayed that their works will go a long way.The leadership of the youth group include: chairman McCauley Jedeo, Jr., of Lulu Pelham community; the co-chairman for administration, Cyphus Philips of Kpain Town Community; the co-chairman of operations, Lusanyni Sheriff of Diggsville and secretary general Dassy M. Conway of PUC Community-Kebah.Others are the assistant secretary general Toe T.W. Carlor of Palm Hill Community; financial Secretary Abass S. Gbollie of Gaye Dukpaye Community; treasurer Comfort S. Wallie of Kpain Town and the head of the religious council, Jackson Julufoe of Diggsville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lonestar Cell MTN Puts Doctors ‘On Call’, 24/7

first_imgNot feeling well? Lonestar Cell MTN says you can call a short-code (6633) and speak live with a licensed Liberian doctor, to get instant health solutions-consultations, diagnosis, quick response to emergency health problems among other services. The service, called ‘Dial a Doctor’, is a unique proposition for thousands of Liberians who know all too well the tedium of standing in lines, waiting to see a doctor at the hospital or clinic. The transportation; the time away from job; the pain; the hours. At 10-cents a minute, and a 4-digit short code Lonestar Cell MTN believes they are on track toward mitigating the staggering doctor-to-patient ratio deficit the country is suffering. A pressing need indeed. Recently the Liberia Collage of Physicians and Surgeon (LCPS) revealed that the country has a total of 261 registered Liberian and non-Liberian doctors. The LCPS further disclosed the doctor-to-patient ratio stands at a stunning one doctor to ever 19,000 patients.Lonestar believes “the provision of cheap and affordable services that helps patients get easy access to doctors will make an impressive change in the health condition of patients and the health sector of Liberia. Hence, the introduction of the ‘Dial a Doctor’ service is the first step in achieving that milestone.”The Company assured subscribers of the effective nature of the new service and emphasized that all interactions with the doctors are strictly confidential. The phone call consultations are completely anonymous for callers. However doctors on call are identified and, at the time of an anonymous experimental call by a Daily Observer reporter, there were three doctors on call – two females and a male. Their names were listed in the pre-consultation dialogue, and then the caller was asked to ‘press 1’ to begin the conversation. Callers do not get a choice as to which doctor to speak with. The female doctor who answered did not introduce herself, but went straight into the inquiry of what the caller was experiencing. After about three minutes of the conversation, the caller asked where the doctor practiced. She replied that, as a matter of policy, they do not give out personal information beyond their basic identification. However, she was happy to recommend the caller to a hospital in Sinkor and another in Congo Town, both suburbs of Monrovia. Lonestar Cell MTN has not disclosed how far around or beyond Monrovia this service has reached yet, but said since the launch of the service, the company continues to receive impressive feedback from subscribers about the service and the performances of the Liberian doctors. They also added that customers’ testimonies have further consolidated their desire to offer more value added services to enrich the lives of all Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA MAN has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a teenage girl by dangerous driving.Gary O’Donnell, who is 19 and from Dunwiley, Stranorlar, was charged with causing the death of Kym Harley.Kym died in the crash just a few hundred metres from her home in Ballybofey in the early hours of October 14 last year. She had celebrated her 19th birthday a week earlier.O’Donnell was charged at Letterkenny District Court with causing her death by dangerous driving.The case was adjourned until September 14.Kym, a former pupil of St Columba’s College in Stranorlar, was the daughter of well-known Fine Gael county councillor Martin Harley.O’Donnell was released on bail.MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING DEATH OF TEENAGE GIRL IN CRASH was last modified: June 9th, 2015 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:DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVINGGary O’DonnellKym Harleylast_img read more

Liverpool icon’s criticism of Pogba explains why he is not a top class midfielder

first_img 2 France fans have been calling for Deschamps to drop Pogba from the starting XI Graeme Souness has offered a valid criticism of Paul Pogba that explains why the Manchester United midfielder is not a top class player.Pogba is preparing to represent France at this summer’s World Cup, and though he seems a shoo-in to start for Les Bleus, fans have been calling for manager Didier Deschamps to drop Pogba to the substitutes bench. Pogba endured another season of relative disappointment with Manchester United France seem to perform better when Pogba is not selected, and the player himself struggles to show off his best talents while representing his nation.This is not a problem restricted to international football, however.Pogba has rarely set the world alight since his transfer to Manchester United in the summer of 2016, with flashes of brilliance coming all too rarely, and nondescript performances the norm.He is still being judged by his price tag, which is not fair, but it certainly is not a wild accusation to call Pogba’s time at Old Trafford disappointing.And Souness, the Liverpool legend, has offered a view on Pogba’s struggles for both United and France.In his Sunday Times column, Souness wrote: ‘Like Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Didier Deschamps struggles to find a system that gets the best out of Paul Pogba. He should draw a line under that. 2 ‘You can’t trust him as a central midfielder and, ultimately, that’s how Deschamps will see it. He could use Pogba as an impact substitute.‘If you’re 1-0 up, you’re not bringing him on to close the game down.‘If you’re chasing the game, he might do something, but still doesn’t understand the midfield role properly.’last_img read more

Tottenham keeping tabs on World Cup ace ahead of potential swoop

first_img 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lozano has starred for PSV since moving to Europe in 2017 He had scored 41 times in 140 matches for Pachuca when PSV came calling, and the 23-year-old has continued to impress since arriving in the Netherlands.Lozano, nicknamed ‘Chucky’, has netted 26 times and assisted a further 13 goals in just 46 games for PSV, helping them win all seven of their league matches at the start of this season.He also caught the eye representing his nation at the World Cup earlier this year, scoring once as Mexico made it to the round-of-16 stage before losing to Brazil. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing RANKED Latest transfer news LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tottenham did not sign a single player during the summer, becoming the first team to do so since the transfer window was introduced in 2003. REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland There has been keen interest in Lozano before, with Manchester United and Arsenal both known to have tracked the forward, and Spurs are the latest team to enter the race for him.According to The Mirror, Tottenham have sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old, who is reportedly valued at just £25million by PSV.And, The Sun say, scouts have been impressed enough for Spurs to prepare a move for Lozano. Lozano earned admirers for his performances at the World Cup Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? IN DEMAND moving on targets Tottenham have sent scouts to watch PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano ahead of a potential move, according to reports.Lozano, the forward, has for a long time been regarded as a star of the future, and it was PSV who won the race for the 23-year-old when they signed him from Pachuca in his homeland of Mexico last summer.last_img read more

Jon Gruden addresses Raiders firing GM Reggie McKenzie

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceAs of 1:15 p.m. Monday at Raiders headquarters, Jon Gruden had yet to speak with his former general manager.Gruden drove home Sunday night after upsetting the Steelers, and that’s about as much as he revealed about the chain of events since the final whistle that led to 2016 NFL Executive of the Year Reggie McKenzie being shown the door.“Obviously, there was a meeting last night and changes have been made,” Gruden …last_img