Under-pressure Amla leads South Africa fightback against England

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP):South Africa showed some fight in the second Test yesterday, with Hashim Amla’s 157 not out helping cut England’s lead to 276 as the home team reached 353-3 at stumps on the third day.Amla, the South Africa captain, eased the pressure on himself and his top-ranked team with his 24th Test century and first since December 2014.He shared partnerships of 183 with A.B. de Villiers (88) and an unbroken 85 with Faf du Plessis. South Africa lost just one wicket for 212 runs on the day.England, after a huge first-innings total of 629-6 declared, were finding it tough to take wickets on a serene batting pitch at Newlands, which has been so good for the batsmen that 982 runs were scored over three days.”Tricky day for us,” England fast bowler Steven Finn said. “One wicket in a day is obviously not ideal for what we wanted from this day … but we’re still a long way ahead in the game.”England also already lead the four-match series 1-0, leaving South Africa effectively batting to stay alive in the contest.”We were behind the eight ball on day one,” Du Plessis said. “England played really well and we needed a really resilient performance to get back in the Test match and that’s what we did.”England’s lone breakthrough came just before tea when De Villiers, looking to push on, mistimed a pull shot off Finn. The ball flew to James Anderson, who knocked it up in the air at midwicket and completed the catch.Frustratingly for England, both Amla and De Villiers should have been out much earlier but for dropped catches. Joe Root put De Villiers down at slip off the bowling of Anderson late on the second day and very early in De Villiers’ knock. In a twist of irony, Anderson dropped Amla off Root’s bowling when the South African skipper was on 76. Amla was dropped again on 120 by Nick Compton.”Obviously we’re disappointed to not take them but no one means to drop catches,” Finn said.De Villiers hit 12 fours and a six, while Amla returned to form with a big century, hitting 21 fours.With South Africa in a slump, Amla’s lack of form and captaincy had come under scrutiny. When he passed 50, it was for the first time since the New Year test in Cape Town a year ago, ending a drought of 11 innings without a meaningful score.last_img read more

Next time will be different – JC skipper warns STGC and focuses on Manning Cup defence

first_img MOVING FORWARD Jamaica College (JC) captain Allando Brown warned his counterpart Shevon Stewart and the entire St George’s College (STGC) team to expect a different outcome the next time they meet, after STGC’s 4-0 hammering of his JC unit in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow Super Cup final. Both schools have dominated local schoolboy football for the better part of the last decade, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell after STGC ambushed the former champions inside a packed National Stadium. While STGC looks forward to the Walker Cup final against Wolmer’s Boys, JC, which ended last season with three titles under their belts, will now put all their efforts into successfully defending the Manning Cup, and according to Brown, if they meet STGC along the way, the outcome will be different. FANTASTIC WIN “It’s always about guts. I came out here and did my best. Maybe it’s not as good enough, it’s still my best, I gave my hundred, maybe a 110 per cent. Expect more from Jamaica College going into the Manning Cup finals; we just have to use this loss as a stepping stone,” Brown said. “We lost one of our main trophies, but we still have the biggest one of all, the Manning Cup, so we are going out there and trying to defend our title,” Brown added. In the fast approaching Manning Cup semis JC is expected to meet first-time semi-finalist Denham Town, while St George’s College should play Jonathan Grant. Stewart, however, underlined that his STGC team is determined to grab all four titles this season – the Manning Cup, Walker Cup and Olivier Shield to add to their shiny new Super Cup crown. “It’s a very fantastic feeling to win like this knowing I missed two games and I came back in this one to play a very important role. It’s a very magnificent feeling right now. I have been waiting for this for a very long time. We see ourselves in all the finals this year, we are here now and we delivered,” said Stewart. He assisted Alex Marshall’s first goal and was their midfield engine before being substituted in the second half. “I want to win everything in my final year. We have always been a confident team, and coming out here and beating JC 4-0 is a great feeling, and we just have to go back in training knowing that we have three other Cups we can win,” he added.last_img read more

Bangladesh get the better of England

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):Captain Mashrafe Mortaza inspired Bangladesh to a 34-run victory against England in the second one-day international yesterday.Mortaza hit a 29-ball 44 as Bangladesh accelerated to 238-8 in testing conditions and then claimed 4-29 to bowl out England for 204 in 44.4 overs.The three-match series is level at 1-1.Mahmudullah set the platform for Mashrafe with a superb 75.Jos Buttler scored a run-a-ball 57 for England, while Jonny Bairstow made 35. Adil Rashid (33 not out) refused to give up, adding two significant partnerships after his team was reduced to 132-8.Bangladesh held its nerve as Mortaza fittingly sealed the deal with the wicket of last man Jake Ball.Fast-bowler Taskin Ahmed took 3-47.England found itself vulnerable on a pitch that was slower than the one used in the first match.Mortaza admirably moved the ball both ways to spark the top-order collapse. He made the initial breakthrough with the wicket of James Vince (5).Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan, who opened the bowling, dismissed Ben Duckett through the gate for a duck. Mortaza then struck twice, dismissing Jason Roy (13) and Ben Stokes (0).England was reduced to 26-4, but Buttler and Bairstow combined for a 79-run partnership. It came to an end after Bairstow’s expansive drive against Ahmed cost his wicket.But the biggest blow for England came when Ahmed won a video review to remove Buttler, who tried to flick a length ball. Buttler appeared angered by something that had been said to him and was slow to leave the pitch.At 132-8, victory looked unlikely despite more than 20 overs still to be bowled. Rashid gave England fresh hope, adding 27 with David Willey (9) before sharing 45 runs off 37 balls with Jake Ball (28 off 22).Mortaza broke the resistance to help his side stay alive in the series.Earlier, Mahmudullah held together the innings after England captain Buttler opted to bowl first.Mortaza’s late surge helped give the Bangladesh bowlers something to defend.Mortaza added 69 runs off eight overs with Nasir Hossain after Bangladesh found itself on 169-7.SHORT BALLSFast-bowler Chris Woakes had used short balls to good effect to remove the two openers -Tamim Iqbal (14) and Imrul Kayes (11).Ball dismissed Sabbir Rahman (3) to leave Bangladesh 39-3 before Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim combined for a 50-run partnership.Rahim played an injudicious pull off Ball to throw away his wicket, leaving Mahmudullah to dig in deep.Mahmudullah hit six fours in his 88-ball knock before giving away his wicket while trying to paddle-sweep against leg-spinner Rashid.Mortaza smashed a six on only the second ball he faced. He hit two fours and three sixes before being run out on the penultimate ball.Mosaddek Hossain contributed 29, while Nasir Hossain was 27 not out.Fast bowlers Woakes and Ball, and leg-spinner Rashid, claimed two wickets apiece.ScoreboardBangladesh InningsTamim Iqbal c Ali Woakes 14Imrul Kayes c Willey b Woakes 11Sabbir Rahman b Ball 3Mahmudullah lbw b Rashid 75Mushfiqur Rahim c Ali b Ball 21Shakib Al Hasan c Buttler b Stokes 3Mosaddek Hossain c Ali b Rashid 29Nasir Hossain not out 27Mashrafe Mortaza run out 44Shafiul Islam not out 0Extras: (4lb, 6w,1nb) 11TOTAL: (For 8 wickets) 238Overs: 50Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-26, 3-39, 4-89, 5-113, 6-161, 7-169, 8-238.Bowling: Chris Woakes 9-0-40-2, David Willey 8-1-36-0 (3w), Adil Rashid 10-0-53-2 (2w), Jake Ball 8-0-44-2 (1w), Ben Stokes 6-1-22-1 (1nb) , Moeen Ali 9-0-39-0.England InningsJason Roy lbw b Mortaza 13James Vince c M Hossai b Mortaza 5Ben Duckett b Al Hasan 0Jonny Bairstow c Rahim b Ahmed 35Ben Stokes b Mortaza 0Jos Buttler lbw b Ahmed 57Moeen Ali c Al Hasan b N Hossain 4Chris Woakes c Rahim b Ahmed 7Adil Rashid not out 33David Willey lbw b M Hossain 9Jake Ball c N Hossain b Mortaza 28Extras: (7lb, 6w) 13TOTAL: (all out) 204Overs: 44.4Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-14, 3-24, 4-26, 5-105, 6-120, 7-123, 8-130, 9-159, 10-204.Bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-50-1 (1w), Mashrafe Mortaza 8.4-0-29-4 (1w), Shafiul Islam 8-0-37-0 (1w), Taskin Ahmed 8-0-47-3 (3w), Nasir Hossain 10-1-29-1, Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-5-1.Toss: won by England.last_img read more

Minister Henry apologises but quibble on details

first_imgOpposition walkout… Opposition Leader says explanation “nonsensical”Responding to the claims made by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) about their allegedOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo expressing his displeasure on Wednesday night at D’Urban Parkmistreatment at the recently held independence flag raising ceremony, Minister within the Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry, on Friday said the Party members left the D’Urban Park event while her officials were trying to have them seated together as requested.On Wednesday evening, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo expressed disappointment that his Party was left embarrassed when members turned up at the D’Urban Park arena to be a part of the activities, but could not because most of the Members of Parliament (MPs) were left standing without any seats.He said effort was made to correct the situation, but after some 30 minutes standing, nothing was done. They all dubbed the situation disrespectful, and the group, led by Jagdeo, walked out of the event.But on Friday, Minister Nicolette Henry, who had responsibility for the staging of the event, said the parliamentary Opposition was invited to all state events and confirmed its attendance to the flag raising ceremony.She said after accepting the invitation, the Opposition was briefed by her on Tuesday, May 24, on the time of arrival, entrance to be used and seating arrangements. Based on the arrangement, the Opposition Leader was expected to be seated in the Presidential Section with all other past Presidents and Prime Ministers. All other PPP members were to be seated in the other VIP section.According to Henry, the Opposition Leader did arrive, but not at the time he was expected to. He also used an entrance that he was not supposed to use.Explaining the details of what transpired on Wednesday evening, Minister Henry said Jagdeo arrived at 21:55h and used the South Western entrance (Hadfield Street).She said had it not been for the Police insistence on using the North-western entrance, this would have resulted in the Opposition and President Granger arriving on the tarmac at the same time.According to her, the other members remained standing in the passage and had indicated that they would only sit when they could be assigned seats together. However, according to her, this was not told to the usher.“Upon my arriving in the Presidential Section, the Opposition Leader indicated there were concerns with the seating. I assured him I will address this immediately, so I proceeded by personally asking other invited persons to give up their seats to ensure the Opposition members were all seated together.”She said as soon as the persons began to give up their seats, the Opposition walked out.“In the circumstances, I wish to state that as the organiser of this event, I apologise for any inconvenience, embarrassment or distress this incident may have caused”, Henry said in a statement on Friday.But Jagdeo, immediately told Guyana Times that the Minister’s response was “nonsensical.” In fact, most of the things she stated were untrue, the former Head of State said.Meanwhile, the PPP/C in a statement issued on Friday afternoon said that Minister Henry’s statement on the incident is “a poor effort to extricate the Government from the disrespectful treatment of the parliamentary Opposition.”According to the Party, the Minister seemed to have difficulty comprehending the issue at hand. “The Minister gave all assurances on May 24 to the Leader of the Opposition and a large group of PPP/C MPs and again on May 25, with the Chief Whip [Gail Teixeira] that seats for all PPP/C MPs and their spouses were reserved for the flag raising in the VIP section and that “we should not worry, everything was taken care of,” the statement said.According to the Party, the Minister was advised that the PPP/C MPs were attending the event in one bus to reduce any logistical problems.last_img read more

FTCSF hosts cancer awareness exercise in Linden

first_imgLinden based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), For The Children Sake Foundation (FTCSF) continues to play its part in the fight against cancer as cancer awareness month activities continue.One of the officials explains the symptoms of breast cancerAs part of its sensitisation campaign, the NGO recently hosted a Cancer Awareness Health Booth at the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward minibus park in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The initiative, which was held under the theme, “It’s a big deal”, was done in collaboration with the Adolescents Health Department of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the Linden Fund USA, Office of the Linden Mayor and the Vernon Todd Foundation.During the educational outreach exercise, a number of hampers and bags were also distributed to cancer survivors.FTCSF Director, Vernon Todd noted that too often, precious lives are interrupted or cut short by cancer. He stressed that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women. “Breast cancer does not discriminate, it strikes people of all races, ages, and income levels. As we raise awareness of this disease and its symptoms so we can more easily identify it and more effectively treat it. This month, as we honour those whose lives were tragically cut short by cancer and as we stand with their families, let us arm ourselves with the best knowledge, tools and resources available to fight this devastating disease”, he noted.Todd also highlighted that regular screenings and quality care are vital to improving outcomes for millions of people worldwide.“…and we are making strides in improving treatment options. Women and men can take precautionary action on their own by talking with their healthcare providers about what they can do to lower their individual risk factors and learning about what tests are right for them”, he encouraged.During the exercise, residents were informed of preventative health measures by peer educators and other healthcare professionals.last_img read more

Vickers places Toyota 10th

first_img“I think this finish means a lot for Toyota,” he said. “To be a new team in such a competitive series and come in our first race and get a top 10, I’m so proud of everyone. I think everyone is stoked about the situation.” With the remaining three Toyotas in Sunday’s race placing 32nd, 33rd and 39th, Vickers’ validation seemed that much more important. Gilliland 25th: After an impressive Daytona 500 showing last week, former Chino Hills resident David Gilliand was a virtual non-factor, falling a lap behind the leaders early and never recovering on the way to 25th place. The driver of the M&Ms Ford ran in the middle virtually the entire race after starting 40th. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After a forgettable Daytona 500 last week in Toyota’s NASCAR debut, Vickers provided some much-needed credibility for the automaker, driving his Red Bull Toyota to 10thplace Sunday. Vickers didn’t even qualify at Daytona while the four Toyota’s that did finished 22nd, 30th, 34th and 40th. center_img FONTANA – Brian Vickers finished nine places short of his goal in the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway in Fontana. But he admittedly wanted to jump up and down. last_img read more

3,000 mourn Detective Raul Gama

first_imgCHINO HILLS – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sheriff Lee Baca and an overflow crowd of 3,000 mourners gathered Monday to pay tribune to sheriff’s Detective Raul Vasquez Gama, killed May 1 when a motorist crashed into his surveillance van in North Hollywood. They remembered the 43-year-old father of four as a dedicated officer, a faithful Catholic and a devoted family man. “It was family first and foremost,” the Rev. Pat O’Hagan told the overflow crowd at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. “He just loved to be with his family. He adored his children.” The love was obvious in the collage of family photos displayed at the church, showing Gama with his wife, Sandra, and their three daughters and young son, splashing in the pool or holding each other and laughing. “He was protecting all of us. We are his friends.” Gama was sitting in an unmarked sheriff’s van last Tuesday when it was struck by a 2006 Honda Element at Oxnard Street and Rhodes Avenue. The driver of the Element, 18-year-old Luis Yanez of San Fernando, was arrested on suspicion of felony manslaughter. He has not yet been charged and is free on bail. Sheriff Baca described Gama as a meticulous and dedicated officer and recalled the Medal of Valor he earned for rescuing a family buried in debris after a train derailment in 2003. For the work he did and the example he set, Baca said the department owes Gama its heartfelt thanks. “It’s his day,” Baca said, “and I’m grateful he was a member of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department – and will always be a member of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.” mark.petix@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9355160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Captions included “Our Daddy,” “Family Man” and “Our Hero.” O’Hagan urged the family to hold strong to faith and let the prayers of the many who came to honor Gama fill the vacuum in their hearts. “Death is not the end of life,” he said. “Death is truly the beginning of life.” O’Hagan said Gama was a hero by every measure. “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Liverpool to beat Man United in race for ANOTHER star?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman casts his eye over the latest transfer window business, with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos linked with a £35m move to Manchester United.There’s also the latest odds on Carlos Bacca’s switch to Liverpool, with Clare claiming the Sevilla striker is more likely to join the Reds than Louis van Gaal’s side, according to the odds.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


first_imgThe importance of having an online presence for your business is paramount, as we continue to propel ourselves into a world of consistent technological advances it’s vitally important your business has the online capabilities to compete.Having a presence online without a strategic digital marketing plan could be catastrophic for a new start up business or a SME. ERNACT are hosting a FREE workshop this Thursday July 17th at the LYIT Campus in Letterkenny.The workshop starts at 9.30 am and will last until 2pm.Are you an SME based in Donegal and do you need to develop a digital strategy to improve your presence online?If so this one day workshop is vital for you to develop, understand and implement the changes required to your business. This one day workshop will focus on the following topics.Growth of digital economy in IrelandBusiness drivers and benefits of broadbandCharacteristics of digital consumerKey steps to develop a digital strategyThe primary emphasis will be on the digital strategy dimension.Web analytics to drive strategy and how to integrate marketing applications to help boost and streamline marketing activities will also be addressed.This workshop will provide a strategy roadmap for each participating business which can be built in to your overall business planning process.The template provided during the training will be comprehensive and will use best practice to really allow participants embrace the opportunity that broadband and connectivity can offer to grow your business.There will be a major focus on setting up and using analytics to measure and gain key strategic insights to your business going forward. To register, please e-mail catherinemuldoon@eircom.net or call 074-91-68212.DEVELOP A DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY BY ATTENDING INNOVATIVE ERNACT WORKSHOP was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessERNACTnewsNoticesWorkshoplast_img read more


first_imgDEAN RACES HOME IN FIRSTBY PATSY McGONAGLE: Nothing better than coming home in front when the race is in your home town . Thats the neat story from club member local man student at Lyit Dean Toland as he raced to victory in St Johnston in the opening event in the Lifford 5k Series.The local athlete who in fact had won the corrresponding event in 2012 came home in 16.23 with Foyle Valley’s Adrian Mc Gowan second in 16.51. Dean has to build on this victory.There is another in the series in Raphoe this Sunday again the organisers welcome pre entry as we in Finn Valley do for our Series that kicks off Feb 17th. It’s an education process getting the many thousands of people out there walking/running to pre enter when that opportunity is available. In this case please hit finnvalley1@gmail.com re Feb 17th where its an 11 am startOisin Gallen will have gained immensely from his exposure to international competition in Celtic x country u 17 ,Cardiff at the weekend finishing in the thirties.Sarah Collins has returned to US this week and will run a few indoor races with her main emphasis Q for European juniors in the Summer.This Saturday its War Memorial x country in Lurgan with Indoor AAI Games in new indoor facility Athlone I T Sunday. A reminder that the floodlit meeting at Finn Valley kicks off Wed Jan 30th registration from 6pm an opportunity to engage in competition pre indoor champ season comes round . All North West clubs have beeen notified. ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC NEWS was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC NEWSlast_img read more