Sports Minister congratulates Shillingford on clearance by ICC

first_img 33 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Minister for Sports Hon. Justina Charles at this morning’s press conferenceSports Minister Justina Charles is congratulating West Indies Off Spinner Shane Shillingford for his re-instatement on the team.Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket.The ICC formally notified the WICB of the clearance following a Biomechanical Bowling Analysis which was conducted at the University of Western Australia on May 25th last by a research team headed by Prof. Bruce Elliot.Charles told a press conference at the Windsor Park Stadium’s conference room that Shane held a positive attitude after being reported for his bowling action last year.Charles noted the disappointment shared not only by Shane but the entire country as he underwent extensive training in Barbados.“When Shane was reported for his suspected illegal bowling action in November of 2010, he did not allow himself to be buried in his disappointed which we all shared. Instead he humbly and courageously accepted to undertake remedial action that would re-qualify him for international cricket. These are the qualities that should be emulated by many of our players if they are to succeed,” she said.She further encouraged sportsmen and women in Dominica to emulate this positive attitude which Shane exhibited towards their own sporting careers.“What is most important is that Shane has risen above the unfortunate situation, has embraced the opportunity for remedial work and has emerged victorious and has received clearance by the International Cricket Council to resume bowling at international level,” she said.The minister also encouraged Shane to remain committed to cricket as well as to continue making his country proud, and the general public to give him unwavering support as he continues in his cricket endeavors.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet LocalNewsSports Sports Minister congratulates Shillingford on clearance by ICC by: – June 9, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Gov’t, rebels clash in Igabras

first_imgAlso, he added, the 61IB received intelligence information that the NPA was planning to sabotage the operation of Century Peak Energy Corp. (CPEC) in Igbaras. Batara said his troops checked out the area after having been alerted by concerned civilians about armed men here. Batara said all of his men were unhurt. But he believed they may have wounded some rebels, noting trails of blood along the rebels’ escape path. Soldiers recovered an M16 armalite rifle, bullets, a magazine, a bandolier, an NPA flag, medical supplies, food packs, propaganda materials and personal items. The rebels fled after several minutes of firefight, according to Lieutenant Colonel Joel Benedict Batara, commanding officer of the 61IB.center_img ILOILO City – The Philippine Army and New People’s Army (NPA) exchanged fire in Barangay Corocuan, Igbaras, Iloilo on June 6. Troops of the 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB) encountered some 10 rebels while on a combat operation around 2 p.m. “These terrorists were already declared persona non grata by the people of Igbaras because of their atrocities which hamper peace and development in the area,” said Batara./PNlast_img read more

Black bear sighting confirmed in southern Indiana

first_imgNew Albany, In. — Indiana Conservation officers have confirmed a black bear was hit on I-64 by a car near New Albany on Sunday evening.Based on information gathered at the scene officers say the bear wandered into the woods after being hit but was not found.“It’s unfortunate and unusual for a bear to be hit on an Indiana roadway,” said Brad Westrich, DNR mammalogist, “but bear sightings are nothing to be alarmed about. As bear populations expand in neighboring states, it’s only natural that they become more common here.”Black bears are rarely aggressive toward humans.If you see a black bear:— Enjoy it from a distance.— Never attempt to feed or attract bears.— Do not climb a tree.— Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms and backing slowly away.— Report bear sightings to the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife at 812-334-1137, through email at dfw@dnr.IN.gov, or wildlife.IN.gov/8497.htm.Most problems arise when bears associate food sources with humans. Do not feed bears. Doing so increases the likelihood of negative bear-human interactions. Unfortunately, a fed bear often becomes a dead bear due to increased aggressive behaviors associated with the loss of fear of humans—help keep wildlife wild.Bears can smell food from more than a mile away, so it’s important to secure food sources and discourage animals from associating humans and human dwellings with food. To reduce or eliminate the potential for bear-human conflicts, here are some tips:— DO remove bird feeders and bird food from late March through November.— DO clean and store grills away after use.— DO eliminate food attractants by placing garbage cans inside a garage or shed.— DO pick ripe fruits and vegetable ASAP, or place an electric fence around them, to ensure bear cannot reach them.— DON’T intentionally feed bears. Bears that become accustomed to finding food near your home may become “problem” bears.— DON’T leave pet food outside overnight.— DON’T add meat or sweets to a compost pile.— DON’T climb a tree, but wait in a vehicle or building for the bear to leave the area.More information on black bears is here.The DNR has no information on the vehicle accident. Officers with the New Albany Police Department investigated the vehicle accident.last_img read more

Everton boss Ancelotti targets Lazio striker

first_img Everton boss Ancelotti believes adding goals to his team would go some way to solving the issues following a disappointing campaign which saw them finish 12th – their lowest since the 2003-04 Premier League season. As well as Immobile, Everton are also targeting Jeremie Boga and Wilfried Zaha. Carlo Ancelotti wants financial backing from Everton in the summer transfer market Read Also: Video: Timo Werner first Chelsea training emerges online The club are set to revive their interest in Crystal Palace star Zaha after failing in their £70million bid to sign him last summer. Palace are said to be more open to offers now for the wantaway forward. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly targeting a move for Lazio’s prolific striker Ciro Immobile this summer. The Italian forward has enjoyed another sensational campaign in Serie A, scoring 34 times in 35 games this term. According to 90min, as reported by Goal, Ancelotti has told Everton’s hierarchy he will need backing in the market if he is to stay and has identified Immobile as a key target. Ancelotti is said to believe that rebuilding at Everton is a bigger job then he initially thought and is keen to bring in several new additions ahead of next season. Immobile, who is contracted at Lazio until 2023, would be a huge coup for Everton given his recent scoring record. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison were both the club’s top scorer in the Premier League this term with 15 but next behind them was Bernard, who managed just three.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

UWF Volleyball Downs Montevallo for 12th Consecutive Win

first_img Oct. 6, 2007 Box Score  MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Only hours after a hard fought exhausting win at West Alabama, the Argonaut Volleyball team took the court again, this time at the McChesney Center in Montevallo on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons from Montevallo came out smoking, and defeated UWF in game one by a 30-20 score. Montevallo had 21 kills in game one, but the Argos quickly regrouped and changed the momentum for the remainder of the match. UWF won the next three games by a 30-17, 30-14, and 30-22 score.The win moved the Argos to 21-2 on the season, and 6-0 in the conference. Five West Florida players ended up with double digit kills. Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) lead the offensive attack with 16 kills. Freshmen Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla.) had 15 kills, and Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) added 13 kills. Freshmen Jamie Nichols (Crawfordville, Fla.) supplied the most efficient offense with 10 kills in 15 attempts, and no errors for an outstanding attack percentage of .667. Senior Danielle Spitzer (Birmingham, Ala.) also added 10 kills, along with two blocks. Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) was responsible for spreading the offense around, as she ended the match with a season high 60 Assists.The Argos were outhit in game one by a .633 to .305 margin, but turned the table and outhit the Falcons .385 to .105 over the final three games. The Argo defense was lead by Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) with 20 digs, while Rapach and Wilhoite pitched in with 10 digs each. Carter surpassed Jessica Bragion, who played from 2002-2005, as the All-time UWF career Dig leader, as she now has 1,043 digs.The Argos return home this Tuesday evening to host conference opponent Valdosta State in a 6:00 pm match at the UWF Fieldhouse. The Blazers are 9-13 on the season, and fell to the Argos by a 3-0 score, at Valdosta, Ga., two weeks ago in the opening conference game for UWF. The Argonauts are now riding a 12 match win streak, only five away from the All-time best in UWF history. Print Friendly Version Share UWF Volleyball Downs Montevallo for 12th Consecutive Winlast_img read more

Holloway hails Palace heroes

first_imgIan Holloway praised his Crystal Palace heroes and Kevin Phillips in particular after the veteran striker fired the Eagles into the Barclays Premier League at Wembley. Phillips’ extra-time penalty earned Palace a 1-0 win over Watford and promotion from the npower Championship in a game where £120million was at stake. Now Holloway, who led Blackpool to the Premier League with victory in the 2010 play-off final, will seek to mastermind top-flight survival at Selhurst Park. Rather than be too concerned about the recruitment possibilities from the enhanced revenue, Holloway focused on his players. He said: “How much you spend on your group isn’t always what gives you. It’s what’s inside their hearts and how much they work for you. I’ve been very fortunate that both teams that have done it for me, I was privileged to have worked with them. To me they’re Palace heroes.” With leading goalscorer Glen Murray injured, Phillips stepped up in his fourth play-off final to send Palace back to the top flight. The 39-year-old had suffered play-off final heartache for Sunderland, West Brom and Blackpool, but had Holloway’s backing. “If I had to put everything I own on someone smacking it in the net, then I’d put it on Kev,” Holloway said. Phillips is on loan from Blackpool, where his contract expires imminently, and Holloway would happily sign the striker once again. “I’ll keep signing him until he’s nearly 50 or 60, if he keeps putting the ball in the net,” the Palace boss said. Phillips’ decisive strike came in the 105th minute, with Holloway having already determined his penalty takers. The spot-kick was earned when £15m winger Wilfred Zaha bamboozled the Watford defence for the umpteenth time and was brought down by Marco Cassetti. Holloway is tempted to ask new Manchester United boss David Moyes if he can borrow Zaha next season. “I think he’d be silly to give me him back,” Holloway said. “Now we’re up it might be realistic, but who knows?” Gianfranco Zola plans to remain at Watford despite their near miss. Zola was magnanimous in defeat, conceding Palace were the better side on the day, but felt his team deserved a second-half penalty when a Palace defender blocked the ball inside the area. Zola said: “This game doesn’t take anything away from our season. It’s been a very good season. It’s a very unfortunate thing we didn’t play our best game. They played better and they deserved to win the game.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Sachin Tendulkar’s son bought for THIS price in T20 Mumbai League Auction

first_img Mumbai : Arjun Tendulkar, son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, was on Saturday picked for Rs 5 lakh by the Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb for the second season of the T20 Mumbai League after an intense bidding. At the auction, Arjun, a budding left arm pacer and a batsman, who had played unofficial Tests for India-U19, was among the few players in focus. Arjun was included in the all-rounder category with a base price of Rs 1 lakh.Several teams bidded for him but the highest bid was raised to Rs 5 lakh by North Mumbai Panthers, which is the maximum bid amount, after which Charu Sharma, who was conducting the auction, gave the two new teams — Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb and Eagle Thane Strikers — an option to exercise the OTM (Opportunity to Match). Arjun Tendulkar is bought for 5 lakh rupees in Mumbai T20 League. The likes of Sarfaraz Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivam Dube will be a part of this league. The league will begin on May 14 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.  highlights Both the new teams opted to exercise the OTM at Rs 5 lakh after which two cards were placed in a bag and Mumbai Cricket Association ad hoc committee member Unmesh Khanvilkar picked up a card which was of Aakash Tigers and that is how they got Jr Tendulkar.Before the auction, players like Suryakumar Yadav, Akash Parkar (Triumph Knights Mumbai North East), Shivam Dube, Siddhesh Lad (Shivaji Park Lions), Prithvi Shaw (North Mumbai Panthers), Jay Bista and Dhurmil Matkar (SoBo Supersonics), Shubham Ranjane, Tushar Deshpande (Arcs Andheri), Shreyas Iyer, Eknath Kerkar (Namo Bandra Blasters) were retained by the six franchises.Aditya Tare, Sarfaraz Khan (Eagle Thane Strikers), Dhawal Kulkarni and Shams Mulani (Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburbs) were chosen by the two new franchises in the eight-team affair.Before the auction, it was announced that seven U-19 players including batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal were not available for the league, which begins on May 14 at the Wankhede stadium. Meanwhile, Sujit Naik also fetched Rs 5 Lakh bid. Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of the League. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Looking forward to a productive year

first_imgAFTER finally completing his first year of his 4-year scholarship at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) Guyanese athlete Emanuel Archibald is looking forward to having another productive year when he starts out his 2018 season.Like many Guyanese athletes, he’s also eyeing the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Australia in April, for which the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has been allotted five places.Archibald specialises in the sprints, as well as the long jump. He also has a personal best of 10.36s in the 100m, and 20.95 seconds in the 200m, but it is his skills in the long jump that have gained him most of the attention. So far he has a personal best of 7.88m, which he achieved last year.Guyana’s national record in the men’s long jump, according to reports, stands at 8.07m and was achieved some 25 years ago. Archibald is just some seven inches off the record and is hoping to get even closer as his 2018 season progresses, and maybe even to surpass it one day and go down in the record books himself.“I’m looking forward to becoming Guyana’s record-holder in long jump, and maybe even the sprints. I’m looking forward to one day representing my country at every major championship and international games, if possible; maybe bringing home a medal from Olympics as well as putting my country out there on the international scene and showing the world the talent we have,” Archibald established.Training in Jamaica under jump coach Kerry Lee Rickets, Archibald feels even more prepared to reach his goals. Having entered 2017 with a-then personal best (PB) of 7.2m, Archibald has already added over two feet to his previous PB, and is looking forward to not letting up anytime soon.“I’m healthy and looking forward for a productive track season, with new personal bests,” Archibald shared.But despite his natural talent in athletics Archibald has actually not been into the sport that long, and he has University of Guyana Sports Coordinator, Lavern Fraser-Thomas to thank for leading him down the path.But with natural talent like that, it comes as no surprise to learn that the former UG student is a product of Linden, which has well established itself as the hub of Guyana’s athletics talent.Unlike many athletes with a trail of athletic achievements from a young age, Archibald boasts no such record, despite the skills. Despite growing up in Linden and being encouraged into athletics, it just never stuck for Archibald.“Basically track was something I used to do when I was small, but I grow to dislike it the older I got; so even throughout secondary school I never really did it. I preferred basketball, but when I joined the University of Guyana, Miss Lavern invited me out to the University sports day and I did well so she asked me to come to the trials to make the university team.”Though the University did not have its own coach, they were able to utilise the skills of Police Progressive Youth Club’s coach, Mark Scott, who eventually roped Archibald into his club, where Archibald’s skills progressed.“Miss Lavern and coach Scott encouraged me to keep doing it because they saw talent, so I fall back in love with the sport,” Archibald explained.But Scott and Thomas-Fraser were not the only ones noticing the bright future for Archibald. Travelling and representing UG, Archibald was spotted by a UWI coach, who offered Archibald a place at the college. Thanks to the benevolence of the Guyana government, Archibald, along with three other athletes, was given a four-year scholarship to make his attendance possible.Even as he focuses on his athletic pursuits it was not all easy for Archibald at the beginning at UWI, juggling classes and training“It was longer training hours, sometimes 2 times a day, and a lot of gym work I was not used to. Training started at 06:00hrs until 10:00hrs then my first class was 11:00hrs -13:00hrs and the next one was 15:00hrs -17:00hrs; so basically after a hard morning session I’d have to go to class tired,”“But I was able to cope pretty well; but sometimes I would miss class. But the advantage is how the school system set up. All notes are posted on the internet as well as I can go into another lecture timing and get the information (that was) taught earlier.”last_img read more

USC defeats Pacific in straight sets

first_imgWhen the USC men’s volleyball team learned that they would need to play Saturday night’s match without its captain senior opposite Murphy Troy, the team’s depth chart received a serious test.The undermanned No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team (8-1, 8-1), however, refused to use Troy’s absence as an excuse for diminished play, disposing of No. 15 Pacific (6-9, 2-7) in straight sets, 25-15, 25-23, 25-21.Troy’s replacement, redshirt freshman opposite Tanner Jensen, did not know he was inserted into the starting lineup until a half hour before the game, as Troy has been battling the stomach flu since Thursday’s match against Stanford.But Jensen performed admirably given the circumstances, hitting seven kills at an efficient .600 clip, to go along with seven digs and three blocks.“I wasn’t that nervous,” said Jensen. “Actually, I was more excited than anything else. I’ve been practicing for awhile now and have been waiting for my chance to play. Our team’s really deep, and it’s impressive that we can miss our best player and still come out with a win.”Junior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli and senior outside hitter Tri Bourne picked up most of the slack, doing their best Murphy Troy impersonations by combining for 25 kills.In spite of the two veteran’s crucial contributions, USC coach Bill Ferguson made certain to commend Jensen, especially for his play in the highly-competitive third set.“(Jensen) stepped in at the last minute and did a fantastic job,” said Ferguson. “He had two real key blocks at the end of the third set which really gave us some separation.”At the beginning of the first set, the team’s energy was not what the home crowd was accustomed to seeing.The Trojans got off to a sluggish start, trailing 5-2, as this new lineup struggled to communicate, especially in regards to the setting game.At that juncture, it was fair to question how this team would recover from an emotional victory against powerhouse Stanford for a quick turnaround game.“We came off an emotional win, in what was a big rivalry game for us, especially since a lot of us know each other,” Ciarelli said. “We weren’t as emotional [tonight] probably because we didn’t have our emotional leader in Murphy Troy. It was a different win for us, but we still swept.”Ferguson even drew a parallel between this game and the game against Stanford in that both games tested the Trojans’ ability to rebound from a taxing previous game.“We were a little bit crisper against Stanford,” Ferguson said. “There is no doubt about that, but I’m really proud of the way we came out tonight. It’s a testament to our team’s maturity and focus.”last_img read more

Dea Herdželaš in Quarter Finals in Basted

first_imgBosnian-Herzegovinian tennis player Dea Herdželaš qualified on the quarter finals of ITF tournament in Swedish city Basted.In the 2nd round of 10 000 Dollars worth tournament, 18 year old girl from Sarajevo won Swedish Fanny Ostlund (1257. Player on the WTA list) with 6:2, 6:3.In the match for half finals, Herdželaš will play against host Beatrice Cedermark (757. WTA).(Source: Fena)last_img