Bravo, Pollard fail; Narine returns for KKR

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard both failed, but new boys Gujarat Lions remained unbeaten with a three-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians off the last ball in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Needing one run off the final delivery in pursuit of 144 at the Wankhede Stadium, Australian Aaron Finch lashed a boundary to seal Lions’ third straight win in the tournament.Opener Finch top-scored with an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls, with seven fours and a six, while captain Suresh Raina chipped in with 27 in a 53-run, second-wicket stand.Bravo, batting at number five, made just two before he got himself in a tangle to the sixth delivery he faced and fell to a catch at the wicket in the 13th over from seamer Jasprit Bumrah at 83 for four.POLLARDFAILEDEarlier, Bravo’s fellow Trinidadian, Pollard, also failed, falling for one as Mumbai tallied 143 for eight off their 20 overs after being asked to bat.Opener Parthiv Patel top-scored with 34 while number nine, Tim Southee, struck a breezy 25 from 11 balls.Ironically, Bravo had a hand in Pollard’s dismissal, taking a skier at long-off as the big-hitting West Indies teammate holed out off 44-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe in the 11th over at 59 for four.Bravo’s four overs of medium pace went for 39 runs and yielded just one wicket.In the other game played in Hyderabad, West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell endured mixed fortunes as his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) completed an uncomplicated eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.BRILLIANTSPELLHe produced a brilliant spell of one for 19 from four overs to help limit Sunrisers to 142 for seven off their 50 overs. England T20 captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 51 from 43 deliveries.The game was marked by the return of champion West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine, who finished with none for 26 from his four overs, in his first international game since being banned by the ICC last November for having an illegal action.He was cleared to return to action after his remodelled action was approved by the ICC last month.In reply, KKR were propelled by captain Gautam Gambhir, who stroked an unbeaten 90 from 60 balls in a 92-run first-wicket stand with Robin Uthappa, who struck 38.Russell, sent in at three, lasted only five balls and scored two before he had his middle stump removed by a yorker from 20-year-old left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman.last_img read more

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2006 champ Sharapova out of US Open in 4th round again

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot to Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open as a teenager. More than a decade later, she can’t seem to make it past the fourth round.With a mistake-filled performance, Sharapova lost a night match at Flushing Meadows for the first time in her lengthy career, beaten 6-4, 6-3 by No. 30 seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Just a little too up-and-down,” is the way Sharapova described her performance.It’s the third consecutive appearance that ended one step short of the quarterfinals for the 31-year-old Sharapova, who had been 22-0 under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Sharapova collected the trophy in New York at age 19 in 2006 and owns a total of five Grand Slam titles, but the Russian was far shakier during this match than Suarez Navarro, who never has made it past the quarterfinals at a major.The Spaniard, who turned 30 on Monday, will be at that stage for the second time at the U.S. Open, five years after her other run to that round. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Incentives amounting to millions ‘should fuel athletes’ drive’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew During lengthy exchanges from the baseline, Sharapova repeatedly blinked first, although a couple of times the righty managed to switch her racket to her left hand for a desperation shot to extend a point.While both women finished with 15 winners, Sharapova had nearly twice as many unforced errors as Suarez Navarro, 38-20.“I didn’t take care of the chances that I had. By ‘chances,’ I mean the balls that were a little bit shorter. I hesitated to move forward,” Sharapova said. “The balls where I did attack, I made unforced errors, especially on that inside-out forehand today.”Since her championship, Sharapova has only once made it to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open — in 2012, when she lost in the semifinals. Since then, the best she’s done are fourth-round exits in 2014, 2017 and 2018.After this latest loss, Sharapova was asked whether she envisions herself getting back to her best in the future.“First of all, if I didn’t have the belief to keep doing this and to keep having the motivation and the grind of doing this every day in order to get myself in these positions, I don’t think I would be here. I think I’ve done plenty in my career, established a lot for myself personally, professionally,” she replied.“The belief is not something that I’m eager to show everybody else,” Sharapova continued. “The belief matters most when it’s internal and when you have a passion for something. If you don’t, it’s your choice to not continue that, not for anyone else to tell you so.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “A really complete performance,” is the way she described her play.On Wednesday, Suarez Navarro and her smooth one-handed backhand will take on 2017 runner-up Madison Keys of the United States. Keys advanced by beating No. 29 Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-3.“I have to be ready,” Suarez Navarro said about facing Keys, “and I think I am ready.”Suarez Navarro often let the 22nd-seeded Sharapova create her own problems.Sharapova had all sorts of trouble serving, repeatedly catching wayward ball tosses and committing eight double-faults. She was broken in six of her 10 service games.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

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LAND COMMISSION GEARS UP FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE LAND RIGHTS BILL BY THE…

first_imgOn Tuesday and Wednesday, June 30 and July 1, 2015, respectively, the Land Commission held two important roundtable stakeholders’ meeting on the draft Land Rights Bill, currently before the Legislature, and the draft Liberia Land Authority Act, the proposed institutional structure to implement programs and activities related to land governance, including land administration and land management in Liberia. The June 30 meeting on the draft Land Authority Act, co-convened by the Governance Commission, brought together high-level officials and senior technical staff from key stakeholder institutions such as the Law Reform Commission, Ministries of Internal Affairs, Land, Mines and Energy, Public Works, Finance and Development Planning and the Center for National Document and Record Agency. Others are the Liberia Revenue Authority and the Constitution Review Committee. Participants, including Dr. Amos Sawyer of the Governance Commission and Cllr. Gloria Musu Scott of the Constitution Review Committee discussed a range of issues in the draft Act, including the powers and authority of the proposed new land agency, organizational structures to be established and transitional issues. Participants also advanced suggestions and recommendations to improve the Act and ways to strengthen ownership by the key stakeholders. At the conclusion of the meeting, a technical working group comprising relevant agencies was established to synthesize the recommendations from participants and incorporate them in the draft Act, where appropriate.The meeting of July 1 was organized by the Commission in partnership with civil society organizations, including the Rice and Rights Foundation, Sustainable Development Institute, Search for Common Grounds, with support from the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA). Participants at the meeting discuss outstanding issues of the draft Land Rights Bill, including those pertaining to customary land rights, and other laws that may conflict with the provisions of the Bill. Also discussed were strategies and capacities that will be drawn upon for effective and sustained advocacy for the passage of the BillIn two separate opening statements, the Chairman of the Land Commission, Dr. Cecil T. O. Brandy, underlined the importance of the Land Authority Act and the Land Rights Bill, as well as their immense benefits and values they will add to the land sector of the Country, and how these core values are key in the transition process to the new institutional arrangement.. Dr. Brandy said these benefits and values cannot be actualized in the absence of the passage these two Acts. Dr. Brandy continued “the formulation of policies and laws is just a piece of the many obligations towards the reform needed to be carried out in the land sector, but the huge task is the establishment of the institution that will deal with the numeral problems coming out from land use and management and administration, which need to be defined and dealt with in the confine of appropriate policies and laws for the betterment of our country. He averred that the process is a delicate and needs strong hearted individuals who will be dedicated to carrying out these reforms. If the Land Authority Act is passed in to law, it will affect several Ministries and Agencies by detaching some of their departments to make up the proposed Land Authority. In the same vain, the draft Act proposes the repealing and or adjusting of several Acts and laws that were created, providing rights to other government functionaries function in the land sector so as not to usurp or duplicate the functions of the Land Authority when it begins its function as a statutory entity.The draft Land Rights Bill is a fundamental legal instrument that legally defines the types of land ownership rights in Liberia and the obligations thereto. Many of the provisions of the Bill, when passed into law will be implemented through the proposed Land Authority. This Bill, which is currently before the legislature for enactment, provides the legal basis for the enforcement of the Land Rights Policy of 2013, which created the four tenure rights categories of Private Land, Government Land, Public Land, and Customary Land. This Act also confirms, declares and ensures equal access and equal protection with respect to land ownership, use and management, including ensuring that Customary Land is given protection equal to Private Land and that land ownership is permitted for all Liberians regardless of their identity, whether based on custom, ethnicity, tribe, language, gender or otherwise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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July 12 Community Events Pictures

first_imgThe first garden in the Garden Tour, presented by the Horticulture Society, was Lee Hollen’s country garden.                                                                                                        Picture: Amber Davy– Advertisement -Jim and Judy Schiiling present their lakeside garden, complete with a beautiful rock waterfall and pond.                                                                                                          Picture: Amber DavyBruce and Gail Reid show off their garden, which is full of flowers, shrubs, trees, and many whimsical objects.                                                                                                      Picture: Amber DavyThe drag racers competing in the Fountain Tire Bracket Nationals take shelter as a thunderstorm rolls over Fort St. John.                                                                                        Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

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Release of natural gas at Jedney Spectra plant north of Fort St. John

first_imgDirector of Communications for Canada West Peter Murchland says the site has been shut down as Spectra investigates, but at this point it’s believed there is no public safety risk. “We’re happy to report that there’s no injuries to any employees or contractors; they’re all safe and accounted for, and there’s certainly no public safety risk” he reports. “The site’s shut down, contained, isolated, secured.” The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission and the National Energy Board have also been notified. – Advertisement -There were approximately 10 employees and contractors on the site at the time, conducting routine work. The investigation into the cause of the release could take anywhere from days to weeks.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bandari sip Tusker, stagger to second in KPL

first_imgThough their coach Bernard Mwalala declared it would be impossible to challenge Gor for the crown, the dockers have kept their momentum running, showing sheer hunger to wait for any eventuality.Against Tusker, they showed resilience, coming from behind to win the tie and move two points clear of Sofapaka at second spot.Eugene Asike had given the brewers a 22nd minute lead but Bandari levelled 10 minutes later through Shabaan Kenga before Yema Mwama and substitute Benjamin Mosha scored one a piece in the second half to give the home side the vital three points.Bandari FC striker Abdallah Hassan blocks a clearance from Tusker’s Eric Ambunya during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Mbaraki Complex in MOmbasa on May 16, 2019. PHOTO/Bandari-TwitterThe brewers broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Asike, bearing the captain’s armband, nudged his team ahead after being fastest to react to a rebound when keeper Faruk Shikhalo, facing his former employers spilled a header from David Naftali.But it took the hosts just 10 minutes to get back on level terms when Kenga headed the ball past Emery Mvuyekure when William Wadri picked up a rebounded shot from Hassan.The dockers doubled their lead just a minute into the second half when keeper Mvuyekure slipped as he tried to control a back pass and a rushing Mwama pounced before slotting the ball home.Mosha then put the icing on the cake on the stroke of full time when he made the most of yet another Mvuyekure error, rushing in to tap the ball home after the Rwandese keeper had spilled another short from Abdallah.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC players celebrate one of their three goals against Tusker FC during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Mbaraki Complex on May 16, 2019. PHOTO/Bandari FC/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Gor Mahia will have to wait a little bit longer to confirm their status as 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League champions after Bandari FC beat Tusker 3-1 in Mombasa on Thursday to move to second spot in the standings and within eight points of the leaders.With four rounds of matches left, Gor need two wins to confirm themselves as league champions while Bandari still stand a mathematical chance of dislodging K’Ogalo if they can win all their remaining matches and Gor lose.last_img read more

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2-year colleges reverse course as enrollments rise

first_imgFor 20-year-old Nathasha Haggard, community college was a major time-saver. Haggard is graduating this year with her bachelor’s degree in psychology – at least two years sooner than if she had attended a four-year institution. “I was upset when I didn’t go to a four-year (college) right away,” Haggard said. “Now I recommend it to everyone.” Cost also tops the list of factors behind the enrollment surge. In the 1970s, when community-college tuition was free, the LACCD had a peak enrollment of 137,031. But that number dropped sharply in the 1980s when colleges began charging $5 per unit. Fees increased over the years and enrollment fluctuated, but in 2003 tuition skyrocketed to $26 a unit, causing a sharp decline in enrollment. After years of declining enrollment, Los Angeles-area community colleges are seeing a surge in students, fueled by relatively low tuition costs, a slowing economy and increased outreach. Across the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District, enrollment is up 7 percent this year, officials said. Mission College’s 16 percent increase is the largest in the system. Meanwhile, Pierce College enrollment jumped 8 percent from last year and Valley College is kicking off the school year with 6 percent more students than last year. “We are seeing a sort of renaissance,” said Robert Garber, president of Pierce College. “I think people are beginning to talk and to recognize the quality of community colleges and what they provide in terms of accessible education.” The state Legislature reduced fees in the summer of 2006, leaving fees at $20 a unit and making college more accessible to more people again. Tuition was on the mind of 24-year-old Enrique Jauregui when he decided to enroll at Valley College. Just out of the Marine Corps, Jauregui said he felt a four-year school would be overwhelming. “I thought it would be easier to ease into school by coming here first,” he said. Cost was an issue for the young veteran, who paid for his school using funds he gets under the GI Bill. “We are seeing this districtwide enrollment increase largely because of the fee reduction last year,” said Scott Lay, president of the Community College League of California. Lay said community-college fees in the prior years had been rising more quickly than inflation. The increase was steepest in 2004, when fees rose from $18 to $26 – a $450 increase for a student enrolled full time. Lay is working on a community-college initiative for the February ballot that would reduce fees even further – to $15 a unit – and put legislation in place to keep them there. Colleges also cite a slower economy behind the enrollment growth. Ernie Moreno, president of Mission College, said people traditionally tend to return to school for new or retraining when there are fewer jobs available in an economy. Moreno, who was hired to increase Mission College’s sagging enrollment, said another factor is community outreach. “There is a tremendous unmet demand for education,” he said. “It’s about letting people know you are there.” Like other Valley campuses, Mission College is building its relationship with high school students by offering special after-school classes, sending out recruiters, and hosting community events. Moreno said reaching out to students who might think college is not an option is a special priority. “It is easy to reflect on a gifted educational career where you attend the finest schools, but a lot of our kids are coming from an environment where literally no one in their family has gone to college,” Moreno said. “The issue now is retaining them.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man United transfer news: The right-backs Louis van Gaal could target this summer

first_img 5 Kyle Walker (Tottenham) – Click the arrow to see the Porto man who could move to England – The 24-year-old recently returned from nine months out with a pelvic injury, and his performances last season earned him recognition with England. The right-back has four years left on his contract and would command a fee of around £20m if United were to pursue a deal. Walker was named the PFA’s Young Player of the Year in 2012 and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy could decide to cash-in on the former Sheffield United man. Seamus Coleman (Everton) – Click the arrow to see the Spurs star on United’s radar – Alternatively, the Red Devils could move for the Everton’s Irish full-back. The Toffees have dismissed speculation linking Coleman with a move, but the 20-time champions could be tempted with a £20m bid. Coleman impressed last season, and was arguably the best right-back in the Premier League. He has stuttered this season as Everton struggle domestically, but at just 26, the Irishman still has his best years ahead of him. 5 Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) – Click the arrow to see Irish international interesting the Red Devils – The England right-back has been a long-term target for Manchester United and they could have landed him when Clyne moved from Crystal Palace to the Saints in 2012. The 23-year-old has been one of the most impressive players for Southampton in their challenge for the top four places this season, and while reluctant to sell, a big offer and move to Old Trafford could be too hard to turn down for Clyne. Porto star Danilo has been linked with a move to Old Trafford – Though only 23-years-old, Danilo has already had a successful career both in Brazil and Europe. With Santos, the full back was part of the Neymar inspired team that won the 2011 Copa Libertadores, while with Porto he has won two Portuguese titles. The Brazilian’s contract expires in 2016, and Porto may choose to sell the defender this summer to maximise his sale value. Dani Alves (Barcelona) – Click the arrow to see the Southampton star linked to Old Trafford – Alves has less than six months to run on his current contract, meaning he would be able to leave Barcelona on a free in the summer. The Brazil international has made over 300 appearances during his time at Barca and won 16 major honours, but his time at the Nou Camp now appears to be at an end. United have reportedly discussed a £100,000-a-week contract with the 31-year-old. 5 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly interested in Tottenham’s Kyle Walker, as the Dutchman looks to bolster his options at right-back.Antonio Valencia has often been deployed on the right this season, while Brazilian international Rafael appears out of favour with the United boss, although he has missed a bulk of the campaign through injury.Walker is one of a number of names linked to United, but who could the Red Devils sign on the right side of their defence? Take a look at the options above.Click the arrow to see five possible right-backs who Louis van Gaal could sign in the summer and let us know who you think should move to Old Trafford… 5 5last_img read more

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De Gea is BETTER than Courtois! Manchester United stopper rated higher by Bosnich

first_imgMark Bosnich believes David de Gea has the edge over Thibaut Courtois as the two top goalkeepers prepare to meet on Saturday.Manchester United’s De Gea, 24, and Chelsea’s Courtois, 22, are rated among the best young shot-stoppers in the world.They have both starred for their sides this season, with De Gea in the running for the Player of the Year award and Courtois up for the Young Player prize.But for Bosnich, the former Australia international ‘keeper who played for both clubs, it is the United number one who has stood out most this season.“This season, I have to say De Gea [has been the best],” he said. “I think he has played teams on his own, especially earlier on in the season.“Courtois has been excellent as well but he has had a few slip-ups. The Charlie Adam strike against Stoke he would be disappointed with and the goal against Hull.“They are two exceptional goalkeepers but if you want to be brual and look at it from a mistakes point of view, I’d go for David de Gea.”Tune into talkSPORT for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Chelsea v Manchester United on Saturday, kick-off 17:30last_img read more

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Primary endorsements

first_imgSenate District 20: Cindy Monta ez Republican primary: Treasurer: Keith Richman Controller: Abel Maldonado Ballot Propositions: Prop. 81, state library bond: No Prop. 82, tax hike for preschool: No160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Governor: Steve Westly Lieutenant governor: Jackie Speier Attorney general: Jerry Brown Secretary of state: Debra Bowen Controller: John Chiang DAILY NEWS PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS TO DATE THANKS to gerrymandering and the overwhelming power of incumbency, there are, sadly, a good many races in the June 6 primary that are either noncompetitive or irrelevant. These include minority party races in legislative campaigns and all county and state races featuring entrenched incumbents or party stalwarts who face no serious opposition. As a matter of policy, the Daily News only endorses in campaigns that are truly contested – that is, races in which your vote will make a difference. Below is a list of our previously published picks so far. To read the endorsements in full, please visit dailynews.com. ——— Democratic primary: last_img read more

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