WI kept in the field all day – Siriwardana dominates with century in drawn tour game

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): West Indies were kept in the field all day ahead of Wednesday’s start of the opening Test as Milinda Siriwardana dominated with an unbeaten hundred for Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI, on the final day of the drawn three-day tour game in Sri Lanka yesterday. Resuming from their overnight 233 for three, the hosts piled on the runs to close on 455 for seven at the Sinhalese Sports Club, with the left-handed Siriwardana stroking an unbeaten 105. Opener Udara Jayasundera converted his overnight 124 not out into 142, while Angelo Jayasinghe hit 42 and Sachith Pathirana, 40, to frustrate the West Indies bowlers. Wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka hit 101 on Saturday’s second day. Skipper Jason Holder led three seamers with two wickets each as Kemar Roach (2-58) and Shannon Gabriel (2-85) finished as the successful bowlers. Jayasundera and Siriwardana, who resumed the day on three, extended their fourth wicket stand to 69 before being separated by Holder. Left-hander Jayasundera faced 216 balls and counted 19 fours and two sixes and once he departed in the third over after the first drink break, Siriwardana took control of the innings. The 29-year-old, who batted 149 balls and struck 18 fours, added 93 for the fifth wicket with Jayasinghe and another 65 for the seventh wicket with Pathirana. Both Jayasinghe and Pathirana played breezy knocks, with the 22-year-old Jayasinghe hitting six fours and a six off 62 deliveries and Pathirana, a 26-year-old left-hander, striking seven fours off 46 balls. When Gabriel removed Jayasinghe and Lahiru Milantha (0) in successive deliveries half-hour after lunch, West Indies would have been hoping to get through the lower order quickly. However, Siriwardana and Pathirana stood firm, leaving the Windies bowlers to toil without much success, with the first Test in Galle just three days away. extended leadlast_img read more

Let Court manage elections

first_imgDear Editor,Elections are due within eight weeks as per the order of the Caribbean Court of Justice. But to have an election, a Chairman of GECOM is required. The position has been vacant for a month now. The position must be urgently filled. A compromise is needed from the President and Leader of the Opposition to resolve the two related issues so that credible elections are held within the shortest time without violating the Constitution.A Chairman should have been appointed days ago but the two sides, PNC (the dominant party leading the coalition) and PPP (official Opposition), can’t agree on six nominees for the President to choose one as Chair. Clearly, both sides want someone each side feels will help it in the elections – give it an edge or place it in an advantageous position to win the elections. A compromise is needed on this issue as well as on the date for elections.On the issue of GECOM Chair, a potential solution is for both sides to agree to someone (a non-Guyanese perhaps if necessary) appointed by the UN or Commonwealth or Caricom after consultation with the leadership of both parties. Or perhaps both sides can agree to ask the Court to appoint someone to head GECOM. Neither side will have an advantage by having a non-Guyanese run the affairs of GECOM through the next elections.On the date for an election, GECOM says it can’t hold an election without conducting House-to-House Registration to update a voters’ list. This process will take up to a year, if not longer. This will violate the Constitution and defy the ruling of the Court that validated the No-Confidence Motion on June 18, triggering an election within three months. The PNC wants a delayed election, believing it will give it an advantage while the PPP wants election before September 18, confident it will win. Neither side can be guaranteed a victory now or later. The later the election is held, the greater the advantage of the minor parties to make inroads into the base of support of the two major parties. Division within the PPP gives the coalition an advantage going into an election held now.A compromise is needed on the date of elections and proposed House-to-House Registration to remove the potential of an advantage for either side. Some kind of a registration procedure is needed to guarantee that all eligible voters (18 and above) are on the voters’ list and this must be done within days so as not to violate the constitutional date for elections as ordered by the Court. How about the President and the Leader of the Opposition agreeing for the Court to manage the elections? Other societies used the Court to manage elections when there were doubts about the process and date. If the Court manages the elections, neither side will enjoy an advantage and/or make credible claims of fraud.Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Labourer jailed for stealing from vendor

first_imgJailed: Devon WilliamsMagistrate Leron Daly on Friday sentenced an Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD) labourer to one year imprisonment when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts; charged for stealing a quantity of items.Devon Williams admitted to the charge which stated that on June 17, 2019 at Water and Robb Streets, Georgetown, he stole one vendor’s cart, a quantity of alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, confectionaries, cigarettes and other items amounting to $90, 400 property of Dellon Barker.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the Court that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant went to collect his cart but it was missing. Eyewitnesses later identified the defendant to the VC as the person who was seen removing the cart. The Court also heard that as the VC approached the labourer, he ran away, and as such, a report was made to the Police. Williams was later seen and arrested.last_img read more

Wenger backs Sanchez to return to form

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal reportedly agreed a fee for Sanchez with City on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 7 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has voiced confidence that Alexis Sanchez will put his aborted transfer to Manchester City behind him “very quickly”.Arsenal reportedly agreed a fee for Sanchez with City on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Sanchez looked miserable during Arsenal’s 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool prior to the international break and then suffered successive defeats with Chile in World Cup qualifying.But Wenger said: “I have no doubt about Alexis’s mind and mentality, that people question.“He needs to come back to full fitness, which he was not (at) against Liverpool. It was his first game and he has suffered a negative experience with Chile.“But he is strong mentally and hopefully he will be back very quickly to his best.”Despite reports Arsenal had agreed to sell Sanchez to City, Wenger would not go into detail about what had happened on deadline day.“The transfer market is over. There was a lot going on on that front,” the Frenchman told a press conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training base on Thursday.“It’s very difficult for me to speak about that because the most important thing now is our next game.”Asked if Sanchez’s departure had been contingent on Lemar’s arrival, Wenger replied: “That’s what I read everywhere, yes.“My view is that it is too difficult to speak about that because Lemar is now in Monaco and of course Sanchez is here.“I believe you have to keep a certain confidentiality about transfer negotiations. Many things happen at the last second.”But the Arsenal manager dismissed suggestions the move for Lemar had failed to materialise because the France international did not want to come to the Emirates Stadium.“He decided to stay in Monaco and you have to respect that,” Wenger said.“The player has a three-year contract to go, so overall you have to respect that.”Arsenal host Bournemouth on Saturday and Wenger would not say whether midfielder Jack Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at the south-coast club, would be in his squad.But he gave a positive update on the fitness of long-term injury victim Santi Cazorla.The Spanish midfielder has not played since sustaining an ankle injury against Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the Champions League last October.“Santi is having his first run today,” Wenger said.“The flexibility of his ankle is good, his mobility is good and now it’s time to get him back to full fitness without any setbacks.“It’s difficult to predict when he will be available again — not before Christmas. But I hope after Christmas he will be available.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pele recovering in hospital after back surgery

first_imgFormer Brazil striker Pele remains in hospital in Sao Paulo after undergoing successful back surgery.The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday ahead of surgery which eased painful pressure on a nerve in his spinal column.A statement from the hospital was published in O Globo on Saturday and read: “The surgery took place on July 14 [Tuesday] without complications, and the recovery period is progressing normally.”Pele underwent an operation on an enlarged prostate at the same hospital in May and was also treated there for a urinary tract infection which stemmed from a kidney-stone removal in November.The three-time World Cup winner only has one kidney, having had one removed towards the end of his playing career. Pele 1last_img read more

Police, attorney spar over use of dogs

first_imgFor officers, the highly trained dogs are essential tools. But Donald Cook, an attorney who has spent much of his 20-year career suing police agencies over use-of-force issues, believes the use of police dogs to catch, and often bite, suspects constitutes excessive force. “Cops can get away with doing to people with dogs what they themselves can’t do,” he said. Higashi said Montebello’s police dogs are trained to bark unless they are provoked. Only then then will they bite. “If a suspect is laying still, the dog is trained to go up to the person and bark,” said Higashi. “If the person moves, hits or kicks, then the dog will react.” Cook said police dogs should never be used to bite suspects. “The truth is that it’s not needed to put a dog on somebody – it’s barbarism,” he said. But he admits that he has lost more cases involving police dog bites than he has won, partly because jurors are unsympathetic to his clients, who often have criminal backgrounds. Higashi defended the use of dogs, saying they often can sniff out suspects or contraband that officers can’t see. Police dogs also can hold suspects until officer can hold and handcuff them. Still, Cook said, he will continue to work to change the way agencies use police dogs. “Use the dogs to find people – fine, go ahead,” said Cook. “Just don’t let the dogs bite.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Montebello police K9 Unit Commander Lt. Mike Higashi got the call at 1 a.m.: A police dog had just bitten a suspect. Along with Sgt. Randy Jaso, Higashi is responsible for investigating all cases involving officers’ use of force, including the use of police dogs. The call that pulled Higashi out of bed remains under investigation, but Higashi said it began when an officer working night duty saw two men run into a field near Beverly Boulevard. The officer heard a gunshot coming from their direction and called for backup officers, a K9 team, and a helicopter, said Higashi. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Officers contained an area around the field, and searched for the men using flashlights, helicopter searchlights and loudspeaker announcements. In the dense brush on the field, the men were hidden from view. But the police dog was able to smell them. “The dog found a scent and kicked his head up high to notify the handler,” said Higashi. Police called out and one man stood up and surrendered. A few minutes later, the police dog found a second suspect and bit the man, who was armed with a gun and was hiding near a house, said Higashi. last_img read more

Manchester United struggling to sell out Old Trafford for Young Boys clash

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap The club are offering tickets on general sale, priced between £45 and £58 in three of the four sides of the stadium.United have failed to score in their two Champions League home games this season after being held to a goalless draw against Valencia and losing 1-0 to Juventus. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Manchester United are struggling to sell out Old Trafford for their Champions League clash with Young Boys.The Red Devils will progress to the knockout rounds with a win against the Swiss minnows on Tuesday night. There were empty seats against Valencia last month – and there could be a similar sight when United host Young Boys.Jose Mourinho will be without Victor Lindelof for the penultimate group stage game after the defender injured his hamstring in their bore draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.However, the Red Devils boss will be boosted by the return of Luke Shaw, who is likely to return to the side following his one-match domestic ban. gameday cracker revealed Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img latest RANKED 1 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions PAYBACK LATEST ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Jose Mourinho has failed to entertain Manchester United fans at Old Trafford this season last_img read more


first_imgThe brilliant Boyle family honour their mum up Errigal.They came, they climbed and they raised a shed-load of money for the Donegal Alzheimer’s Association.The Boyle family from Errity in Manorcunningham decided they wanted to raise some funds for the group in honour of their beloved mum Ethna.Ethna, 69, suffers from Alzheimers so her six sons and six daughters all came together on Saturday last to climb Errigal. Two of the brothers traveled form Scotland while another two made the journey form their homes in England.And while it may have bucketed from the heavens, the group had an amazing time.Not only that but they managed to raise more than €1,400 for the group.And if you happened to miss the guys heading up Errigal and wanted to give them a couple of euro, then don’t panic. The group have set up a donation fund which will be open until the end of September.If you would like to add to their total then log onto http://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/31768_donegal-alzheimer-errigal-climb.html HOW THE BRILLIANT BOYLE FAMILY CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN FOR MUM was last modified: September 1st, 2014 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:AlzheimersdonegalErrigalfundraiserlast_img read more

Portwell: extremely flexible industrial monitors in 12 variants

first_imgMiTwell, a member of the Portwell group, announces the launch of a Series of Industrial Monitors, the MD series, a highly flexible and application focused range of industrial grade monitors for the industrial automation and transportation market. The Mitwell MD series is available in 12 variants with six different display sizes, formats and resolutions. The display size starts from the compact 12.1″ variant with a resolution of 1024×786 pixels and scales up to the 21,5″ variants with 1920×1080 pixels (Full-HD). At all sizes, customers can choose between resistive touch and PCAP touch version. PCAP multi-touch displays can be operated with or without gloves.All twelve monitors are enclosed by a robust metal housing, and anti-glare screen with, 3H hardness. In addition to this, all offer IP65 protection on the front; which makes them a perfect fit for hard industrial environments. All MD monitors have high shock and vibration tolerance and depending on the version can be used at ambient temperatures of -30 to 70°C, 0 to 60°C or 0 to 50°C. Their extremely robust design ensures high product reliability and minimizes service costs. Good brightness and the option to have this extended to up to 1500 nits on every variant, with a wide view ankle allow for use in a daylight environment. For special conditions anti-fouling/fingerprint, anti-reflective and anti-spy surface options can be added on project basis.For easy adoption to application needs, the MD series monitors offer 1x VGA and 1x DVI as standard video in. Optional changes can be made for video input signal combinations, for example, VGA+HDMI+DP or VGA+HDMI+ RS-232. This together, with the robust and reliable design makes the MD series a perfect fit for all kind of industrial applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Syslogic: EN50155 certified embedded systems for the railway industryNext IBASE: digital signage player powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processorslast_img read more

Ronaldo arrives as Serie A returns in FIFA19 video game

first_imgMilan, Aug 20 (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Italy has boosted the international popularity of Serie A which will return in the FIFA 19 video game to be launched next month, the Lega Serie A confirmed today. Lega Serie A chairman Gaetano Micciche said they had agreed a partnership with EA Sports that will see the league feature in the new edition of the world’s most famous football simulator. “We are very happy to come back in a famous and popular game like FIFA 19,” Micciche said in a statement. “The agreement signed with an internationally renowned partner such as EA Sports testifies to the worldwide recognition that our championship has.” Rival video game company Konami had held the rights for the last few seasons and while EA Sports included Italian clubs and players in its FIFA games it had to refer to Serie A as “Calcio A” and could not use Serie A logos. Maurizio Finocchiaro, Electronic Arts Italy General Manager, underlined “the high potential of the next season for Italian football”. Ronaldo, 33, made his Serie A debut for Juventus in a 3-2 win at Chievo at the weekend after a 100 million euro move from Real Madrid. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was the cover star in the FIFA 18 edition with his former club. The Italian league has also seen the return of former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to Italy as coach of Serie A runners-up Napoli. The new edition, which will be available from September 28, also allow fans to compete in the new UEFA Champions League tournament mode, which includes all stages of the competition. (AFP) ATKATKadvertisementlast_img read more