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first_imgDUBAI, UAE (CMC):Fast bowler Kesrick Williams from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has been called up as a replacement for Andre Russell in the West Indies team for the T20 International Series against Pakistan starting here next week.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced yesterday that Russell, one of the game’s leading all-rounders and member of the West Indies World T20 championship-winning team, has asked to withdraw from the series to attend to a personal matter.Williams, 26, who is yet to play at the international level, was recently named on the West Indies A Team to tour Sri Lanka for the 50-over matches from October 24 to 30.INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCEHe has represented Windward Island Volcanoes and Combined Campuses & Colleges in the WICB Professional Cricket League and the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.During the fourth edition of the CPL earlier this year, Williams emerged as one of the leading bowlers with 17 wickets to help the Tallawahs win the title for the second time.West Indies, the World T20 champions, will face Pakistan in three matches in the United Arab Emirates from September 23 to 27.T20 SQUAD: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

first_img Scoreboard WEST INDIES 1st Innings (overnight 286 for six) K Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 9 K Powell lbw b Mohammad Amir 38 S Hetmyer c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Abbas 1 S Hope c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 5 R Chase c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir 131 V Singh c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 3 +S Dowrich c Younis Khan b Shadab Khan 29 *J Holder c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 58 D Bishoo c Yasir Shah b Mohammad Abbas 14 A Joseph b Yasir Shah 8 S Gabriel not out 0 Extras (b4, lb10, w2) 16 TOTAL (all out, 98.5 overs) 312 Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Brathwaite), 2-13 (Hetmyer), 3-37 (Hope), 4-102 (Powell), 5-107 (Singh), 6-154 (Dowrich), 7-286 (Holder), 8-286 (Chase), 9-312 (Bishoo), 10-312 (Joseph) Bowling: Mohammad Amir 26-6-65-3, Mohammad Abbas 23-6-56-4 (w2), Yasir Shah 25.5-2-83-2, Shadab Khan 23-3-90-1, Azhar Ali 1-0-4-0. PAKISTAN 1st Innings Azhar Ali not out 81 Ahmed Shehzad c Hope b Bishoo 70 Babar Azam c & b Gabriel 0 Younis Khan c Gabriel b Bishoo 0 *Misbah-ul-Haq not out 7 Extras (b2, lb3, nb9) 14 TOTAL (3 wkts, 69 overs) 172 Fall of wickets: 1-155 (Ahmed Shehzad), 2-156 (Babar Azam), 3-161 (Younis Khan) To bat: Asad Shafiq, +Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas Bowling: Gabriel 16-3-45-1 (nb8), Joseph 11-3-24-0, Chase 11-1-37-0 (nb1), Holder 10-6-8-0, Bishoo 21-8-53-2. Position: Pakistan trail by 140 runs with seven first innings wickets intact. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Bruce Oxenford; TV – Richard Illingworth. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Three wickets in the final session helped the West Indies claw their way back after three earlier blemishes had put Pakistan firmly in control of the second Test at Kensington Oval yesterday. Replying to West Indies’ first innings of 312 all out, Pakistan finished the second day of the pivotal contest on 172 for three 140 runs adrift of the lead. Prolific opener Azhar Ali was already in sight of triple figures unbeaten on 81 and was partnered by captain Misbah-ul-Haq on seven. Right-handed opener Ahmed Shehzad lived a charmed life for his 70, benefitting from three chances before becoming one of two wickets to fall to leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo who finished with two for 53. The Caribbean side had earlier squandered the opportunity to build a sizeable first innings lead when they lost their last four wickets for 26 runs to be dismissed for 312, 65 minutes before lunch. Disappointingly, neither overnight batsmen – century-maker Roston Chase nor captain Jason Holder – managed to add to their scores, falling within the first nine balls of the morning. In the 14 overs available before lunch, West Indies muffed their only chance to get an early breakthrough as Pakistan worked their way to 36 without loss at the break. Shehzad had made three with the score on five when he chipped fast bowler Shannon Gabriel loosely to mid-on where Vishual Singh was slow off the mark and grassed the low offering in the third over. West Indies also had only themselves to blame in the following session as Shehzad was twice let-off through no-balls as he and Azhar put on 155 for the first wicket. Pakistan reached tea safely on 106 without loss and they batted through the next hour without alarm to further frustrate West Indies. Azhar, who completed his 26th Test half-century in the fourth over before tea when he swept Bishoo to the square boundary, has so far faced 193 deliveries in a shade over five hours at the crease and counted seven fours. Shehzad, unbeaten at tea on 40, reached his fourth Test half-century 20 minutes after the resumption and had faced 191 balls in just over four hours and struck eight fours, when his luck finally ran out. An hour from the close, he prodded forward to one from Bishoo which spun, took the edge and carried low to slip where Shai Hope grasped the offering. His dismissal triggered a slide for Pakistan where three wickets tumbled in the space of 23 runs. In the following over, Babar Azam got a leading edge back to Gabriel to fall without scoring at 156 for two and 20 balls later, veteran outstanding right-hander Younis Khan also fell for nought, pulling a long hop from Bishoo to Gabriel at short mid-wicket.last_img read more

first_imgInternal Affairs Minister Morris M. Dukuly Tuesday invoked what he called “The Fifth Amendment,” refusing to expound on his recent allegations that a lawmaker of the 53rd Legislature had made a written request to transfer US$800,000 to his or her personal account from the County Development Fund and the Social Development Fund of a particular county.The Internal Affairs Minister,  however, informed the legislature that he would  avail himself to that body in executive session if they (Senate) deemed it necessary, where he promised to disclose the name of the lawmaker who made the request.It was not known up to press time Tuesday whether Minister Dukuly made good on his promise by disclosing the name of the lawmaker who made the request. Executive session decisions are not for public consumption, at least not immediately.However, an authoritative source close to the leadership of the Senate last night hinted to this newspaper that during the executive session, Minister Dukuly contradicted his earlier assertion about the US$800,000, and he may likely face contempt charges when he reappears again soon before that body.  The source did not elaborate. Minister Dukuly made the assertion about the US$800,000 request last Thursday when lawmakers grilled him about his decision to place a moratorium on the disbursement of county and social development funds.The reference by Minister Dukuly to the “5th Amendment” prompted some legal minds of the Senate to leaf through the Constitution, only to conclude that no such provision is contained in the country’s organic law.Following the Minister’s hours of standing before the Elders of the Legislature, and receiving a  barrage of questions, the Senate saw the need to go into executive session; but only after Minister Dukuly, who once served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, frowned upon the lack of courtesy afforded him, recalling that all the time he served as Speaker, he could not recollect meting out such treatment to a senior government official invited to appear before lawmakers.  Minister Dukuly’s summoniing by the Senate plenary followed a loaded dossier of accusations by a cross section of Senators that the Ministry of Internal Affairs was taking unilateral decisions that need the blessing of Legislative committees having oversight of its activities.Among other things, the Senators complained to plenary that Minister Dukuly was in the habit of deleting names of chiefs with the excuse that they are either too old to function, or that most of them have long past the age of retirement.Other Senators accused Minister Dukuly of placing a moratorium on the disbursement of CDF and SDF to counties.But during his earlier appearance Thursday, Minister Dukuly clarified that he did not place a moratorium on the CDF or SDF, but had rather instituted a selective review process.An hour before Minister Dukuly’s appearance Tuesday, Grand Gedeh County Senator Alphonso Gaye, wrote the Senate plenary requesting that a committee be set up to investigate the US$800,000 allegation, but his colleagues voted that the Minister be asked to elaborate by naming the lawmaker.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_imgCllr. Tiawan Gongloe and Abraham M. Keita leaving the courtrooMagistrate Kennedy Peabody of the Monrovia City Court yesterday warned Abraham M. Keita, a child rights activist, to be law abiding and respect the rule of law.Peabody’s warning came minutes after he dropped the court’s contempt charges against defendant Keita, who earlier failed to appear before the court.The magistrate’s decision was in support of one of Keita’s lawyers, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe’s admittance that he failed to show up for court because of a lack of knowledge of the law.“The disobedience of defendant Keita to appear before Magistrate Peabody clearly undermines the integrity and dignity of the court and he acted without having any knowledge of the law. We are begging the court to have mercy upon him and drop the contempt charge against him,” Gongloe pleaded.Dropping the charges after Gongloe’s plea, Magistrate Peabody said Keita’s attitude and behavior showed total disrespect to the court and the country.Meanwhile, the magistrate noted that “the most difficult thing for any human being to do is to admit their wrong and since his lawyer has pleaded we are going to drop the charges.”However, Keita’s criminal coercion charges brought against him by Grand Gedeh County District#2 Representative Morais Wayee is yet to be decided by the court.The contempt started on May 23 when Rep. Wayee asked the court for a writ of arrest to be served on Keita.Wayee alleged that his action was due to Keita’s action leading a group of his supporters to the Capitol Building holding placards demanding that the representative resigns and exonerates himself from an allegation that he raped his 13 year-old niece.The court later summoned Keita to appear before it to answer to the charges, which he failed to do on two separate occasions.His attitude prompted Magistrate Peabody to issue an arrest order and subsequently held him in contempt of court.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_imgLinden assault sagaLinden taxi driver Kevin Grant was on Tuesday released on $30,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on charges of assaulting a peace officer in the execution of his duties and resisting arrest. The incident is alleged to have occurred at the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward minibus park, Mackenzie, Linden, on October 8, 2018, while the officer was executing his duties. Grant denied the charges and the matter was adjourned until November 14.Meanwhile, the Police Officer, Tquian Barnes, is also expected to be charged departmentally for the alleged assault of Grant. The advice to charge for both parties came from Police Legal Advisor Claudette Singh. Police had launched an investigation after the parties were both questioned in relation to the incident. The incident which was recorded on video showed both parties involved in an altercation, with Grant being physically assaulted by a rank after apparently resisting arrest. Based on investigation and statements obtained from the parties involved legal advice had been sought, with the videos also being presented in the file.The incident unfolded in full view of the public and was reportedly sparked after the taxi driver who was being accosted by ranks attached to the Mackenzie Police Station for a minor traffic violation failed to report to the Mackenzie Police Station.last_img read more

first_img– quarantined by GLDACustoms officers while clearing a loaded ship at the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNSC) wharf at Port Georgetown on Tuesday afternoon discovered that an illegally imported horse was on board.Dr Dwight Walrond, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), with the horse that was illegally importedOfficials of the Guyana Livestock and Development Authority (GLDA) were notified and immediate action was taken.The Authority carried out preliminary investigations at the wharf, and found that the condition in which the animal was being kept was unfavourable and did not guarantee its health.Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the GLDA, Dr Dwight Walrond, in an invited comment, told the Department of Public Information/Government Information Agency (DPI/GINA) that a few years ago, the laws of Guyana made the importation of horses without the necessary requirements illegal. Hence, the horse was impounded by the Authority.Dr Walrond explained, “Over the years, in 2013 and 2014, we had some incidents where we had a number of animals being imported from Trinidad illegally, because of that we would have basically … say it is now illegal to bring horses from Trinidad by boat or animal leaving Trinidad without being micro-chipped or reaching the requirements of Guyana meaning all the vaccinations and so on.”The animal is now being kept at GLDA’s quarantine station at Timehri, East Bank Demerara where veterinarians will carry out a number of tests to know whether the animal’s health was up to requisite standards. Thereafter, the horse will be handed over to the Guyana Police Force, which will be taking the necessary action against the importer.“Once we are through, this animal would be given over to the Police; we wouldn’t be doing an auction or the owner would not be getting this animal because it was imported illegally. The Police have already been informed and they’re going to be dealing with the importer of this animal. I would have spoken to that importer on numerous occasions pleading to her; she was trying to plead to us that we should give a waiver on the import requirements, but I cannot do that,” Dr Walrond explained.He highlighted some of the requirements for the importation of horses into Guyana, “for an animal, a horse specifically, to be imported from Trinidad they must be micro-chipped, a copy of the birth certificate has to be submitted to the GLDA… Secondly, with respect to disease, they must be vaccinated against EE, glanders and must be free of African Swine Sickness and other infectious diseases…they must be dewormed and treated for internal parasites.”Initial examinations carried out on the animal revealed that it was approximately four years old. It was realised that the horse, a castrated male (gelding), was kept in sub-standard conditions, and was not being taken care of while being transported to Guyana.The authorities implemented stringent animal importation laws in the aftermath of an outbreak of equine encephalomyelitis, commonly known as EE between 1980 and 1990, after a number of horses were imported from Trinidad, Dr Walrond said.Equine encephalomyelitis, also called “sleeping sickness”, is an infectious disease that affects the brain of horses. Three strains have been identified: Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan. The mortality of the three strains runs from moderate to high. The Eastern strain occurs more frequently and has the highest mortality rate.Dr Walrond pointed out that first-time importers were subjected to an interview with the Authority so as to become familiarised with the necessary requirements for the importation process.“If you are a first-time importer, you would be subjected to an interview. Why? It’s not that we are discriminating but what we found is that a lot of these importers they don’t know the requirements as it relates to GRA, they think when they pay GLDA for the import permit, that’s it.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000In comical scenes, the jubilant goalkeeper was caught by surprise when the ball bounced near the penalty spot and spun back towards the unguarded net © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENBANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 24 – A Thai goalkeeper was left red-faced after sprinting from his goaline to celebrate a penalty hitting the crossbar in a shoot-out — only to watch the ball spectacularly spin back into the empty net.The U-18s cup match (October 21) between Bangkok Sports Club and Satri Angthong had finished 2-2 in normal time, prompting an epic shootout that ended 20-19. The bizarre penalty came early on, throwing Bangkok a lifeline in a shootout that Bangkok Sports Club had been on the verge of losing.One of their players stepped up to take the third penalty knowing a miss would see his team dumped from the tournament.He struck the ball hard onto the crossbar, sending his opposite number dashing from his line in jubilation.But in comical scenes, Satri’s keeper turned to see the ball bounce near the penalty spot and spin back towards the unguarded net.He scrambled back as the ball crossed the goal line, sending him to his knees in despair.“As the ball hit the bar, the penalty taker’s face turned grey because he thought his miss had cost his team the game,” said Apinun Prasertsang, a teacher at Bangkok Sports Club, a sports school in the Thai capital.“But the ball bounced back into the goal as the Satri keeper was celebrating in joy.”A video of the bizarre penalty has been viewed more than two million times on Facebook.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThe Jodie Foster vigilante flick “The Brave One” scared up $14 million at the box office to become the weekend’s top film. The Warner Bros. tale of revenge transcended gender, appealing to older women as well as men who might naturally be expected to enjoy the violent, R-rated film. “Revenge movies often appeal to men, but the fact that Jodie Foster was in it brought in the women,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “That combination worked.” While the film’s box office take was fairly modest, it is about right for this transition time of year between the summer blockbuster season and the fall Oscar push. The Warner Bros. film displaced last week’s No. 1 film, “3:10 to Yuma,” which placed second with $9.2 million in ticket sales. Also opening well was “Across the Universe,” the Julie Taymor film inspired by music from The Beatles. The film, starring Evan Rachel Wood, earned $685,000 for a per-screen average of $29,783. The Iraq war film “In the Valley of Elah” opened with $138,000 on nine screens for an average take of $15,333. The movie stars Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron. “We could be talking about all three of these films come Oscar time,” Dergarabedian said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The post-summer season is also a time when R-rated, adult-themed fare stands a better chance with audiences. “After the summer, your midweek business drops substantially and you become a weekend business,” said Dan Fellman, head of distribution at Warner Bros. “You need strong reviews to keep your motor going.” Fellman said the film should stand up well against the more youth-oriented films that will fight for the No. 1 spot next weekend – “Good Luck Chuck” and “Resident Evil: Extinction.” Three smaller films hoping to build Oscar buzz finished out of the top ten over the weekend, but did well in limited release. The David Cronenberg crime thriller “Eastern Promises” had an impressive per-screen average of $36,845 playing on 15 screens. The movie, about Russian mobsters in London, stars Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts. last_img read more

first_img“For me we’ve got to get basics right, score right, cross right. The difference between the Premier League and League Two is just margins, decision-making and things like that.”‘Sol Campbell will be a great manager’, ex-Arsenal team-mate tells talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Sol Campbell has described himself as someone who has been “one of the best footballers in the world” in his first press conference as Macclesfield Town boss.The ex-England defender, 44, was appointed manager of League Two’s bottom club on Tuesday, replacing Mark Yates. 3 Campbell in action for England during the 2002 World Cup Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Campbell had a glittering playing career Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won This is Campbell’s first managerial job four years after describing the lack of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) managers in English football as a “sad indictment” of the game.He is now the eighth BAME manager in England’s top four divisions after spending time helping Aidy Boothroyd’s England Under-21 side earlier this month as part of a Football Association initiative to address the issue of under-representation of BAME coaches.However, ex-England team-mate Paul Ince believes Campbell deserves a better job than the one he has got.Asked if he could see improvements being made, he said: “I’m not going to go down that road and state the obvious. huge blow 3 REVEALED MONEY Campbell has vowed to work his socks off at Macclesfield center_img no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED 3 Latest Football News REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE He watched from the stands as Macclesfield beat Exeter later that day which was only their third league win this season.When asked if he felt his appointment was a gamble, Campbell said: “Macclesfield fans will probably say ‘what’s going on here?’”“You’ve got an international footballer who has been one of the best footballers in the world coming to your club, I think there’s a nice mutual balance there.”Campbell had a glittering playing career – winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups with Arsenal as well as being named in the 2002 World Cup’s all-star team after helping England reach the quater-finals of the tournament. “I’ve got the opportunity and I’ve got to take it with both hands, work my socks off and see how far I can go.“That’s the thing for me. You want the situation to become normal, so you don’t see black or white, you just see a football manager.“I took my first training session today [Thursday] after half a game against Exeter which was quite nice, watching from the stands, and I took some notes to take into the dressing room at half-time,” he added.“The guys are good. They’ve got skill and tenacity. Not having a manager for such a long time has hampered them a little bit as well. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF last_img read more

first_imgWell done today to Aidan Gillespie, Rosses AC Club Captain who won Gold in the Long Jump and Bronze in the High Jump in the M40 category at the World Police and Firemen’s Games at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast. ROSSES’ AIDAN WINS TWO MEDALS AT WORLD POLICE AND FIRE GAMES was last modified: August 6th, 2013 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)last_img read more