East Bank trounce West Demerara by 10 wickets … East Coast Demerara also win

first_imgAN UNBROKEN opening stand of 170 by Mavendra Dindyal and Chad Shivitran, engineered East Bank to an easy ten-wicket win over West Demerara in round two of the Demerara Inter-Association Under-15 50-over cricket tournament yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.The pair wiped off the 69-7 made by West Demerara, with 17 overs to spare.Dindyal finished on 78 off 112 balls, with eight fours, while Shivitram scored 68 off 103 balls.Earlier Andre Seepersaud stroked an even half-century for West Demerara. He received support from Vishaul Persaud, who made 33.Extras contributed 61 to the total. Cameron DeFrietas had 3-33, to be the best bowler for East Bank.At the Ogle Community Centre ground, where Georgetown faced East Coast Demerara, the hosts whipped the City team by 99 runs.Batting first, ECD made 171-8, with Edmond Persaud hitting an unbeaten 57. Shoab Shaw made 40.Hemant Dalip (4-30) and Zechariah Mootoo (2-15) were the most successful bowlers for Georgetown.In reply, the City batsmen failed to offer any resistance, and were eventually bowled out for 72 in 27.3 overs.Brandon Jaikarran (11), was the only batsman to reach double figures.Davanad Khemraj (2-10) had the best figures for the winners, while the other bowlers all contributed with a wicket apiece.The final round is set for today.last_img read more

No. 10 Notre Dame shooting for ACC, national titles in 2020

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 08:13 IST No. 10 Notre Dame Shooting For ACC, National Titles In 2020 Most seasons at Notre Dame, expectations include questions about contending for a championship. This year, there are questions about two COMMENT First Published: 2nd September, 2020 08:13 IST Associated Press Television News center_img WATCH US LIVE Written By Most seasons at Notre Dame, expectations include questions about contending for a championship. This year, there are questions about two.One of the most unusual seasons in the history of college sports is about to begin and it includes a pandemic-prompted wrinkle for the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish: They are taking a one-year sabbatical from their treasured independence to join the Atlantic Coast Conference race, a step that guaranteed Notre Dame a slate of opponents when dozens of programs aren’t playing at all.Notre Dame opens the season Sept. 12 at home against Duke.“I know our players are excited about playing for a conference championship,” said coach Brian Kelly, now in his 11th season at Notre Dame.Those odds could be long. Indeed, they might need to beat No. 1 Clemson twice – on Nov. 7 in Notre Dame Stadium and in the ACC championship game in December – to even receive a College Football Playoff berth and possibly three times to break their 32-year national title curse.Kelly’s tenure ties him with Hall of Fame predecessors Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz, all just two years behind Knute Rockne. The other four have national championships on their resumes and statues in their honor outside the house that Rockne built.Notre Dame’s last national championship came in 1988 under Holtz, and Kelly’s Irish have come up empty against the dominant teams of the last decade (Alabama and Clemson).Notre Dame will have an experienced quarterback under center in Ian Book, who has thrown for 6,118 yards and 57 touchdowns, rushed for another 1,033 yards and eight scores, and is 20-3 as a starter entering his fifth season.Book will have a veteran offensive line in front of him along with junior tight end Tommy Tremble, speedy outside receivers Braden Lenzy and Lawrence Keys III and grad transfer Ben Skowronek. Senior Jafar Armstrong returns to a crowded backfield after two injury-plagued seasons.“There’s nothing better than putting in that work and working on chemistry,” Book said.Kelly said he has seen growth in the 6-foot, 208-pound Book since quarterbacks coach Tom Rees became the team’s new offensive coordinator prior to the team’s 33-9 bowl victory over Iowa State.“He’s developed a single-minded focus in terms of what he wants this team to accomplish,” Kelly said. “It’s a championship or bust.”In this bizarre season, make that two championships.STRENGTH UP FRONTLeft tackle Liam Eichenberg heads a veteran offensive front for line coach Jeff Quinn and is projected to be the next Irish lineman to go in the NFL draft’s first round.“It’s something we take pride in,” said the 6-foot-6, 305-pound Eichenberg, who is joined on the line by left guard Aaron Banks, center Jarrett Patterson, right guard Tommy Kraemer and right tackle Robert Hainsey. Patterson is a junior and the others are seniors are graduate students.DEFENSE RISINGClark Lea, the 38-year-old defensive coordinator, could be a head coach-in-waiting. Last season, his 4-2-5 defense finished 12th in scoring (17.9 points allowed per game) and 18th in total yardage (321.6 allowed).Despite losing seven players with starting experience to the NFL, an abundance of talent returns in linemen Daelin Hayes, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Kurt Hinish and Adetokunbo Ogundeji; linebacker Drew White; rover Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and secondary stalwarts Kyle Hamilton, TaRiq Bracy and Shaun Crawford, back for a sixth year.NEW FACES, (SOME) NEW PLACESTwo freshmen tight ends in Michael Mayer and Kevin Bauman will add depth and ease the loss of Cole Kmet to the NFL. True freshman Chris Tyree and redshirt freshman Kyren Willliams have impressed at running back. Two other transfers – corner Nick McCloud (N.C. State) and safety Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State) – are expected to see extensive playing time.VIRUS UPDATENotre Dame began fall classes Aug. 10 and saw a spike in COVID-19 positive tests that forced President Rev. John Jenkins to shut down in-person classes beginning Aug. 19. Because of the spike, the Irish did not resume practice until Aug. 23. Since beginning testing June 18, the staff and players have undergone more than 1,000 tests with 11 positive cases..SCHEDULE SCRAMBLEFor the first time since 1927, Navy is not on the schedule as Notre Dame went with a slate of 10 ACC games and one non-conference matchup, against South Florida on Sept. 19. The Irish could face Book’s former backup ,Phil Jurkovec, when they visit Boston College on Nov. 14.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Carrillo: “Curro Torres asks us to have the ball and propose”

first_imgJosé Ángel Carrillo is one of the players of CD Lugo who already knows Curro Torres as coach of a previous stage. The forward said at a press conference that “the sessions we have had with the coach have focused on getting used to what the coach wants us to do in the field, and now also focused on the match against Almeria this day.” In this regard, Carrillo said that “in the end when there is a change of coach the team always changes, the new coach demands and the player wants to give everything of himself.” As cardinal points of change in the Lugo, the striker pointed out that “the coach asks us to have the ball as long as possible, that we have the clear idea of ​​what you want and that we put intensity to the game“. With your eyes on the Almeria, Cheek He pointed out that “this category is very complicated, any team can harm anyone”, but also warned that “They are a very competitive team, very tidy and never lose face to the game“, despite what he assumed that” we want to propose the type of party that interests us most. “Finally, he himself Carrillo had a memory for the previous coaching staff, pointing out that “I personally thank you for opening the doors of the Lugo, but those of us in this world know how things are, “he said.last_img read more

Robust Public Health System Needed, African Union Commission Chair Declares

first_imgThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has  said that the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease exposed  the weakness in the health sector of countries.  She has warned that as a lesson from  the Ebola crisis, Africans governments should now see the need to develop  a robust public health systems in their various countries.Dr. Zuma, a former Health Minister of South Africa, said if this is done, it will help African governments to respond  sufficiently to such outbreaks as the EVD and any other future health eventualities.Speaking in Monrovia last week, the AUC boss also said that governments on the continent should put a lot of emphasis on health and hygiene being taught in schools so that children grow up having a good understanding about health issues, including infectious diseases and among others.She was addressing a press stakeout along with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the foyer of the Foreign Ministry during a solidarity visit. Dr.  also stressed that Africans should make sure that our various cultures and health should go together.Dr. Zuma, who was heading a 14-member delegation that paid a daylong official visit to Liberia, said they were in the country to express solidarity and sympathies to the government and people of Liberia.“We are very happy to be here, even though under difficult circumstances, to show and express our solidarity and to also extend our sympathies to those who have passed due to the Ebola crisis,” Dr. Zuma said.She commended Liberia for its fortitude and courage in facing this very difficult situation. “We hope that you will continue and sooner rather than later you will be successful in dealing with Ebola.”On lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak, the AU Chairperson emphasized that health and education should be embedded in each country’s economic development plan. “If there is no health and skills, there can be no economic development,” she warned, adding, “You need both human and financial capital. All our countries should be strengthening their health services and making sure that investment in its citizens is strong.”“Countries like Japan they don’t have many mineral resources, but they invest more in health and education and we can see how far these  countries are developed. So in all of our countries we need to prioritize the issues of health and education,” she said.Dr. Zuma disclosed that the AUC is trying to mobilize more human resources from member states to contribute to the efforts of the international community to contain and eradicate the virus that’s devastating the sub-region.The African Union has already deployed a 36-member team of medical personnel to assist with the fight against Ebola under the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak Operations in West Africa (ASEOWA).She disclosed that the AU is also trying to mobilize the business community within the region to contribute to the fight against the Ebola virus disease as well post-Ebola “because of the socio-economic challenges it will pose afterwards.”Meanwhile, many health experts, both continental and global, have  noted that the level of devastation or destruction carried out by the Ebola Virus Disease in the Mano River Union basin since its outbreak is as a result of the fragile state of the public health systems in the region.  Similar situations also exist in most parts of the African continent, they said.This rendered citizens of these countries vulnerability to any viral attacks as it is being experienced with this outbreak, health experts have maintained.The outbreak of the Ebola Virus disease further laid bare the vulnerability of countries of the African continent, situations that are most times attributed to corruption and bad governance on the continent.The AUC delegation  that visited Liberia included the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of Africa (ECA), Dr. Carlos Lopes; the head of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak Operations in West Africa (ASEOWA), Major General Dr. Julius Oketta; and African Union Commission Ambassador to Liberia, Ambassador Toyin Solaja.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exclusive – Sterling will NOT sign ‘incredible’ new Liverpool deal

first_imgRaheem Sterling will NOT sign the new Liverpool contract being offered to him, talkSPORT understands.Reds chief Brendan Rodgers has described the deal as ‘incredible’, and claims the club will not be held to ransom by the 20-year-old’s representatives.The Anfield flyer has had the deal on the table for more than a month, but has yet to agree terms with the Anfield club.Sterling has two years left on his current contract, and has attracted the attentions of European giants Real Madrid.The Spaniards are ready to make a bid in the summer if a new contract cannot be agreed. Raheem Sterling in action for Liverpool 1last_img read more