Barras in consolation win over Ireland in T20

first_imgBarramundi bowlers just like in the first innings dominated the middle overs to leave Ireland tottering at 80 for 8 and then bundled them out for 105.PNG, who had been beaten 0-2 in the best-of- three match seris, prior to this game, did not start well though.They managed a 26-run opening stand before being quickly reduced to 28 for 3, at which point, Sese Bau and Mahuru Dai  strung 48 runs together to keep PNG in the contest.Barras lost another clump of wickets, as Ireland’s bowlers chipped away to leave them 90 for 7. Charles Amini’s run-a-ball 24 helped the Barras take 26 off the last three overs to guide them to 116 for 8.Hebou PNG Barramandis seamer Chad Soper did quite an impressive over to bowl Ireland out for 105 in the final over for PNG to claim the third T20 by 11 runs.last_img read more

The most beautiful move of Atlético de Madrid’s Infernal Wing

first_imgPeiro he was, long before hearing that metaphor in cryptic language technicians, the “third man” who came to the goal from the shadows; a footballer so modern that today would be priceless in the midst of the speedy reign. Necklace, also fast, he lowered a ball from the sky as if it had paste on the instep and could put it wherever he wanted at any distance, then. The two were overflowing: by the left profile The child; for the two of us The Greyhound. They couldn’t give more to Athlete: Enrique Collar his sports life; Joaquín Peiró half of it and the financial salvation of the club when he asked him to leave.They drew wonderful plays from Peiró to Collar, from Collar to Peiró… But the most beautiful was missing. On March 18, 2020 Joaquín Peiró died. The plague prevented the warmth of his own, the hand held by his love forever; that of a son upon the heart; prayer in goodbye quiet. As in so many Spanish homes, and around the world, pain upon pain. Nor could the loyal ones gather by the hundreds to accompany him in the farewell. The next day they took him to the Canillas Cemetery, his town, which was when the promising cyclist Joaquin I traveled to Madrid by bicycle. They allowed a very close relative to come, four people. A crown of the Atlético de Madrid, another of his Legends, one more of the Federation. And then, like a ball that falls just in time to splice it, like the partner’s pass that you interpret before it is thrown without the need of a gesture; like the three seconds in which a goal is drawn, a fourth crown appeared to hug Peiro. On the metropolitan green of its leaves an endless number of red and white carnations had been born. And a slogan crossed his waist from side to side: ‘WITH LOVING, YOUR PARTNER OF THE INFERNAL WING’. La Gradona, white scarves in the wind, roared again, all standing by Peiro Y Necklace“ “The ball came through the air after the Enrique Collar right into space. Joaquín Peiró He threatened to get closer to the pitcher and after starting, he turned and looked for the ball to the empty place between centrals. With that move, the Hell Wing was always in check. And many times, checkmate. Goal. What is unique is that the exact, geometric launch of Collar was by hand! Those two geniuses had come up with that particular trick by mere repetition. Once it went well, no one knows when, and look. Maybe that throw-in occurred to Enrique any afternoon in Murcia when Ramón Colón took the two of them to ascend to the Pepper. They did it. In La Condomina the wing began to be hellish.An afternoon of paella and laughter, Enrique Collar He told us that the hellish thing was born from some Brazilian rivals who told the press about the devilishness of that pair of kids who were scorching the red and white band on the left. His exploits are in the Hemeroteca and even more in the indelible memory of the Atlético de Madrid. The infinite class of Necklace, the stellar overflow of PeiroThey ended up composing the best left-handed duo in the world when Joaquín was transferred to El Toro. Jorge Griffa says so. Amen.last_img read more

Pakistan appoint new T20 skipper

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team yesterday after the national team made an early exit from the World Twenty20. Afridi quit as captain after Pakistan lost three of their four group matches at the World Twenty20 tournament in India but said he wanted to continue playing the shortest format of international cricket. “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in a statement. “His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role.” Ahmed, 28, played in all the four World Twenty20 matches but batted lower down the order throughout the tournament despite having a good strike rate of 120.24 in 21 Twenty20 Internationals. Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan’s first professional domestic Twenty20 league in February before losing to the Misbah-ul-Haq-led Islamabad United in the final. Ahmed made his international debut in 2007, a year after he led Pakistan to win the Under-19 World Cup. He has scored 1,077 runs in 58 ODIs and 1,296 runs in 21 Test matches at an impressive average of 46.28. Last year he was made Pakistan’s vice-captain for both T20 and ODI teams. Ahmed said it was a big achievement for him to lead Pakistan in the shortest format. “It’s an honour for me that I’ve been made the captain. I was looking at various things since I was made the vice-captain and have noted it down,” Ahmed told reporters in his hometown Karachi.last_img read more

Allen looking forward to Auburn challenge

first_img VERY GRATEFUL “First, I have to give God thanks. Overall, it went well for me although it didn’t go the way I wanted it to go individually, but I went to the Under-23 Championships and the Olympic Games and did well and I am grateful for that,” Allen said. “Going to the Olympics coming just out of high school it was a great feeling. As young as I am, to be among great athletes like Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt was pretty cool.” “At first, I felt intimidated being among these great athletes you watched on television growing up and to be among their company was very special but after a while I told myself that we are all there for the same goal,” said Allen. Coach Hawthorne who also conditioned the likes of Blake and Nickeal Ashmeade during their time at St. Jago, thinks Allen is a special talent. “Nathon is very special and to achieve so much in one year at the senior level is indeed awesome. I will miss coaching him but he has taken a brave step to go overseas and I am happy for him because education is very important and I want to wish him all the best in the future,” said Hawthorne. After a fabulous season in his first year after leaving high school where he was member of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning Men’s 4x400m relay team at this year’s Olympic Games, former St Jago high quarter-miler Nathon Allen will head to the University of Auburn. He will join up with former teammate at St Jago Raheem Chambers and Kingston College duo of Akeem Bloomfield and Sherwayne Allen in a few days to start his collegiate career. Allen will be going to Auburn with a lot of experience and is full of confidence after his successful year at the senior level. The Gleaner recently caught up with the 21-year-old Allen during a training session with his high school coach Danny Hawthorne at Wolmer’s Boys’ School where Hawthorne is now the Head Track and Field Coach. “I am excited going to Auburn and joining up with people like Bloomfield and company. I cant wait and I am expecting to build on the wonderful season I had the past year as next year will be a World Championship year and it will be a different year for me in different aspects. I wont be around my family as I am used to and I am hoping that God will help me to carry through with my schoolwork and also to achieve great things in track and field,” said Allen when asked about his projections for the upcoming season. Allen, one of the youngest Jamaicans at the past Olympic Games, still holds the Olympic experience close to his heart.last_img read more

NU stops Adamson’s run, Ateneo halts skid at UE’s expense

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—National University showed its championship pedigree in clobbering Adamson University in straight sets, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The defending champions have now racked up three straight wins after opening their season with a four-set loss to Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Bryan Bagunas, Season 80’s Finals MVP, led the Bulldogs with 24 points while James Natividad and Angelo Almendras combined for 11 points.The Soaring Falcons’ loss saw them drop their first game of the season to tie NU in second place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEarlier, Ateneo ended its two-game skid with a three-set sweep of University of the East, 25-22, 25-19, 25-11.Antony Koyfman put up 13 points for the Blue Eagles who improved to a 2-2 record tying University of Santo Tomas at the fourth spot of the standings. Pistons punish Kevin Love-less Cavaliers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Ateneo punished UE to the tune of 40 spike points as compared to UE’s 25.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

Microscopes gifted to UG’s Engineering and Technology Faculty

first_imgStudents attached to the faculty of engineering and technology, at the University of Guyana (UG) will now enjoy a boosted research and training environment after some 23 Leitz Polarising microscopes were gifted to the department on Friday by the University of Toronto.From left: Faculty Dean, Elena Trim; Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith; and Professor Daniel Schulze and other officials pose with some of the donated microscopesThe simple handing over ceremony in the faculty’s lecture room was graced by the attendance of both students and authority officials of the University.In opening remarks, UG’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith expressed gratitude for the donation while he pointed out that the University finds pleasure in having foreign partners who demonstrate an interest in the University and contributing to the development of Guyana’s human resource.“We have the wonderful opportunity at our University of strengthening what we do and how we do, we also know that those opportunities presents occasions for partnerships. Partnerships that are tangible demonstrations of the interest in the University, in the interest of our nation….it is an extra pleasure to have citizens of other nations but in the academy who are able to reach out and connect to help us strengthen what we do and how we do it,” he stated.Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Elena Trim in her brief remarks reiterated thanks to the University of Toronto as she explained that the faculty will benefit greatly since prior to the donation, students were not privileged to utilise and access such equipment to have laboratories done. “These microscopes were donated for the main reason of having your laboratories done, we were not able to do so previously because we did not have microscopes….we have to maintain these microscopes because they are very expensive and they are going to keep the faculty up and running and be prepared for the near future.”Speaking on behalf of the University of Toronto, Professor Daniel Schulze expressed fulfilment in being able to make such a valuable contribution to Guyana’s University and its students.Schulze added that the high-quality equipment will mainly benefit engineers in the upcoming petroleum sector, he further underscored that it is intended to be used for the sole benefit of the students.“I think this is the way to go, because we do need a microscope which is good for petroleum-based engineers….so it will [have] a long term use, it’s a basic microscopes we can use in junior years…..we hope that it be continued to be put to good use,” he said.To show notable appreciation, Professor Schulze was presented with tokens on behalf of the University students after which Niossi Alsopp, a student of the aforementioned faculty, concluded the event by expressing delight and acknowledged the contributions being made.last_img read more

‘Typical’ home deal remains elusive

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Typicality is not a common denominator in real estate markets. But it doesn’t dissuade the California Association of Realtors from trying to typify the state. The Los Angeles-based trade group has been doing it for 26 years. Every June it sends out 15,000 surveys to its members, usually about 900 are returned, and early the next year the results come out in the association’s “The State of the California Housing Market.” The perception in many areas (including newsrooms) is that the survey tells what the residential real estate market looked like the preceding year. In reality, it captures a point in time – late spring or early summer. And that point in time last year might be familiar to a lot of us. “It looks a lot like the mid- to late-1990s when things were starting to take off,” Leslie Appleton-Young, the association’s vice president and chief economist, said of last year. “It’s a market that’s dominated by a wait-and-see attitude. Buyers and sellers are gradually finding a middle ground.” The survey found that the share of buyers who used a second mortgage climbed to 43 percent from 38 percent. That’s more than triple the percentage since 2001 and the highest since 1982. That year the 30-year fixed rate mortgage average was 16.04 percent. Last year it averaged 6.41 percent. So here’s a look at what was considered typical in the middle of last year. The typical first-time buyer’s median age was 35, earned an annual household income of $80,000, and purchased a home with a historically high median price of $450,000. The typical repeat buyer had a median age of 45, earned an annual household income of $120,000, and purchased a home with a historically high median price of $618,000. The typical homeseller was 50 years old, had a two-member household, earned an annual household income of $100,000 and lived in the home for five years before selling it. After peaking in 2005 at $220,643, the median net cash gain by sellers from all home sales declined 8.4 percent to $202,000. It was the first time since 1997 that the median net cash gain fell. The median net cash gain for single-family detached homes increased 1.6 percent to $250,000, while the median net cash gain for condo/town homes declined 2.7 percent to $180,000. The proportion of first-time buyers who purchased a single-family home last year increased to 65 percent from 61 percent in 2005. The share of adjustable-rate and hybrid loans among all loans decreased from 43 percent in 2005 to 35 percent in 2006, but remained high by historical standards. Meanwhile, the share of fixed-rate loans rebounded from a historical low of 57 percent in 2005 to 65 percent in 2006. The median down payment declined 8.8 percent to $73,000 last year from $80,000 in 2005 despite an increase in the median home price. This was the first time since 1995 that the median down payment dropped. The median down payment for first-time buyers decreased from $25,000 in 2005 to $10,000 in 2006, while the median down payment for repeat buyers decreased from $119,000 to $100,000. Now, that is a lot of numbers, and they probably add up to a typical conclusion – about the only thing that really was typical last year is an attitude adjustment by buyers and sellers. (818) 713-3743 last_img read more

Argentine fans weep as WCup dream fades

first_imgAfter the abject 3-0 loss to Croatia, the team will have to beat Nigeria in their final game and hope other results go their way to advance.For even the most passionate fans here, that seems a tall order now.Lionel Messi came in for particular criticism after an under-par performance.“Messi, who keeps winning for Barcelona, who continues to deliver triumph after triumph for Barcelona, has given us nothing but defeats and sadness,” said an angry Miguel Angel Gutierrez, 50, wearing an “Albiceleste” wig.But this was no party in Buenos Aires as fans young and old hid their sky blue-and-white painted faces in their hands, the classic reflexes of cinemagoers at a horror movie.Some wept and others hugged each other like survivors at a disaster scene. One man stood and gestured angrily at the big screen as passes went astray on the pitch in Russia.The World Cup was supposed to provide a glitzy distraction for Argentines who have seen their purchasing power steadily eroded by subsidy cuts, IMF-inspired reforms, and a crippled national currency.“We are very sad because it’s all wrong! Just look at the dollar, we are very tired of everything. We trusted in this team,” a despondent Alfredo Dominguez, 48, said from under his blue-and-white-striped hat, which said “Messi 10”.The nation faced a long night of TV pundits arguing loudly about the shortcomings of Jorge Sampaoli’s misfiring team, and what he could do to inspire them for the next match against Nigeria.Zulma Suarez smiled sadly and sighed as she reflected on the shattered hopes of a nation that has already suffered through a 1-1 draw with Iceland in its first game.“I thought we would get there, that it would get easier as we went along. But well, as an Argentine, I feel my country in my heart.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fans of Argentina watch the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 match between Argentina and Croatia on a giant screen at San Martin square in Buenos Aires © AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICHBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jun 22 – The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.“We lost very badly, they really humiliated us this time,” said 22-year-old Joaquin. “And now, on top of that, we’re depending on Nigeria!”last_img read more

Shaqiri revels in ‘beautiful feeling’ in putting United to the sword

first_imgHis double restored Liverpool to the top of the table, one point clear of champions Manchester City.Shaqiri, who is seeking to prove he is up to playing for a big club having failed at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, puts his good form down to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy in how to play the game.“Of course the style, how they play, it’s for me too,” he said.“I have to go on the pitch and perform and I have qualities to be in the team, to have an impact, to decide games.“I’m very happy at the moment with my performances.“It was a beautiful feeling to score two goals against Manchester United, an important game against a big rival for Liverpool.”Shaqiri, who signed for Liverpool in the summer when they triggered a £13.5 million ($17 million) release clause in his contract with relegated Stoke, says being on the bench is not ideal but it only motivates him to prove himself like he did on Sunday.“For me, I just want to improve, I’m 27, my best age to perform at a high level, so I hope the best times are coming,” said Shaqiri, who spent three seasons at Stoke.“I’m in a good way and I want to help this club to try to achieve a lot of things and we are in a good way.“Obviously I’d be lying if I said you are not disappointed when you are on the bench — every player is disappointed when he’s on the bench.“But I always stay positive and try to help the team when I come on and you saw when I came on I tried to help the team and to have an impact.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri says it is a beautiful feeling to have scored a double against Manchester United for Liverpool © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 17 – Xherdan Shaqiri says scoring a double in the 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday for Liverpool was a “beautiful feeling” and puts him on course for his most prolific Premier League campaign.The 27-year-old Swiss international midfielder came off the bench to take his tally to five goals in 13 league appearances, meaning he is already just three shy of his best previous total in the Premier League for Stoke last season.last_img read more

Cardiff to pay Nantes first installment of Sala transfer

first_img0Shares0000Emiliano Sala died in a plane crash shortly after signing for Cardiff © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCELAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sep 30 – Cardiff City must pay French club Nantes an initial six million euros (Sh675mn) in their dispute over the payment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, FIFA said on Monday.The amount corresponds to the first instalment of the 17 million-euro fee Cardiff had agreed to pay Nantes before Sala died in a plane crash on January 21 while travelling to join his new club. Cardiff had previously resolved not to pay any of the money even though the transfer had been completed before the accident.In relation to the remainder of the initially agreed fee, FIFA told AFP: “For confidentiality reasons, we cannot comment at this stage on potential future instalments or other conditions of the transfer agreement.”The announcement from world football’s governing body followed a meeting by its Players’ Status Committee.In a statement, FIFA said it had “never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute at stake.”Both clubs can appeal the decision to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport.Nantes had previously appealed in February over Cardiff’s failure to pay the 17 million euros they said was owed.A Cardiff spokesperson said the club “acknowledges the decision” but added that they “will be seeking further clarification from FIFA on the exact meaning of their statement in order to make an informed decision on our next steps.”The plane Sala was travelling on came down in the English Channel during a night-time flight.His body was recovered, but that of the pilot, David Ibbotson, has never been found.A report by Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch in August said that Sala and the pilot were likely exposed to “potentially fatal” levels of carbon monoxide on the plane.In the aftermath of the tragedy, Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League after just one season back in the top flight.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more