Windies beaten easily in second ODI

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies’ disappointing tour of Sri Lanka continued here yesterday, when they plunged to an eight-wicket loss in the second one-day international (ODI) to tamely concede the three-match series.In another rain-affected encounter at the R Premadasa Stadium which was reduced to 38 overs per side, West Indies rallied to 214 all out off their allotted overs and watched helplessly as the hosts raced to their adjusted target of 225, with nine balls remaining.Opener Kusal Perera put the tourists to the sword before falling agonisingly for 99, while Lahiru Thirimanne saw Sri Lanka over the line with an unbeaten 81.The pair put on 156 in a busy second-wicket stand which killed off West Indies’ hopes of levelling the series, after they had claimed dangerous opener Tillakaratne Dilshan cheaply for 17 with the score on 40 in the fifth over.West Indies had been earlier bailed out by half-centuries from opener Johnson Charles and stand-in captain Marlon Samuels, after enduring another poor start.Charles blasted 83 off 70 deliveries, while Samuels controlled the innings with 63 off 61 balls, with left-hander Darren Bravo chipping in with 21.Off-spinner Milinda Siriwardana was the best bowler with two for 27, while speedster Lasith Malinga snared two for 43.West Indies lost Andre Fletcher to the second ball of the innings without scoring, edging a defensive push at Malinga behind with a single run on the board.Jermaine Blackwood then failed to make any impression on his ODI debut, spending 15 balls over his nine before attempting to go over the top with off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake and being held by Siriwardana running backward at mid-on.Tottering at 29 for two in the fifth over, the Windies were rescued by Charles, who put on 70 for the third wicket with Bravo, and then another 40 runs for the fourth wicket with Samuels.The right-hander struck seven fours and four sixes, playing with ease against both pace and spin. He cleared long on with Senanayake in the seventh over for his first six and raised West Indies’ 50 in the following over by pulling pacer Suranga Lakmal to fine leg for four.Charles brought up his fourth ODI half-century in style in the 12th over, sweeping spinner Ajantha Mendis fine for four to move to 46 before lifting the next delivery over long on for six.Bravo had struck a single boundary off 33 deliveries when he picked out Dilshan at mid-wicket off Siriwardana at 99 for three in the 16th over, and Charles was in sight of his third ODI century when he missed a sweep at the same bowler and perished lbw in the 24th over.West Indies were then held up by a three-hour rain break at 149 for four in the 27th over and when play resumed, they had all of 11 overs to give Sri Lanka a competitive total to chase.They quickly lost Jonathan Carter for five and Jason Mohammed, in his first ODI in four years, fell for four, as the Windies stumbled to 169 for six in the 32nd.Carlos Brathwaite blasted a four and a six in 17 off 13 balls but, importantly, added 42 for the seventh wicket with Samuels, who managed to reach his first half-century of the tour and the 26th of his ODI career.Once Samuels was run out in a mix-up with Brathwaite at 211 for seven in the 37th over, the Windies wilted with the last four wickets going down for just three runs.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES (38 overs)J Charles lbw b Siriwardana 83+A Fletcher c wkp Perera b Malinga 0J Blackwood c Siriwardana b Senanayake 9DM Bravo c Dilshan b Siriwardana 21*M Samuels run out 63J Carter b Lakmal 5J Mohammed c Chandimal b Malinga 4C Brathwaite run out 17J Taylor run out 1S Narine run out 0R Rampaul not out 1Extras (lb6, w3, nb1) 10TOTAL (all out, 37.4 overs) 214Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Fletcher, 0.2 overs), 2-29 (Blackwood, 4.1), 3-99 (Bravo, 15.5), 4-139 (Charles, 23.2), 5-152 (Carter, 28.2), 6-169 (Mohammed, 31.2), 7-211 (Samuels, 36.5), 8-212 (Taylor, 37.1), 9-213 (Brathwaite, 37.3), 10-214 (Narine, 37.4)Bowling: Malinga 7.4-0-43-2, Lakmal 7-0-51-1 (w2), Senanayake 6-0-25-1, Mendis 7-0-44-0 (w1, nb1), Jayasuriya 2-0-11-0, Siriwardana 7-1-27-2, Dilshan 1-0-7-0.SRI LANKA (target: 225 off 38 overs)+K Perera c Brathwaite b Rampaul 99T Dilshan b Narine 17L Thirimanne not out 81D Chandimal not out 15Extras (lb6, w6, nb1) 13TOTAL (2 wkts, 36.3 overs) 225Did not bat: *A Mathews, M Siriwardana, S Jayasuriya, S Senanayake, A Mendis, L Malinga, S LakmalFall of wickets: 1-40 (Dilshan, 4.1 overs), 2-196 (Perera, 30.2)Bowling: Rampaul 6-0-39-1, Taylor 5-0-47-0 (w1), Narine 8-0-27-1, Samuels 5.3-0-34-0, Mohammed 6-0-25-0, Brathwaite 4-0-35-0 (w1, nb1), Carter 2-0-12-0 (w3).Result: Sri Lanka won by eight wickets.Series: Sri Lanka lead three-match series 2-0.Man of the Match: Kusal Perera.Toss: West Indies.Umpires: R Martinesz, R Tucker; TV – M Gough.last_img read more

NA hire car drivers protest river taxis time change

first_imgHire car drivers operating from the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling on Thursday picketed the region’s Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) after it rescheduled the operating hours of the water taxies across the Berbice River.Hire car drivers picketing the T&HD office in NAThe notice was placed on Wednesday, indicating that from September 1, the speedboat service will operate from 06:00h until 09:00h and then again from 14:30h until 18:00h. Previously, the service operated between 6:00h and 18:00h.However, the hire car drivers are complaining that this change in the operating hours of water taxis will affect them since persons would usually cross the river during the day with the boats and use the cars to move around New Amsterdam.Kirk Lagoudou, one of the drivers, argued firstly that the notice given is too short. “This morning [Thursday] we and notified that there is a change in the time that the water taxies will be operating. They put up the notice Wednesday. They did not come and inform us in advance,” he told Guyana Times on Thursday during the picketing exercise.According to Lagoudou, pensioners will be adversely affected with the new hours of operation since they are given free crossing by the water taxis. However, he noted that with the time change, pensioners as well as other persons wanting to cross the river, will now be forced to use the minibuses which charge a fee of $300 per trip compared the $120 water taxi fare.It was pointed out that operating from the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling is considered a lucrative route for hire car operators who charge $140 per trip around the town as against $100 which is the fare in other parts of the town.“The Government should rethink its decision, taking into account the poorer class of persons who need to use the service to get from one side of the river to the other,” Lagoudou said.He warned too that the move could make the town of New Amsterdam become a ghost town.After the ferry service was scrapped, and the Berbice River Bridge became the only means of crossing the river – economic activity slowed down in the town as businesses in the vicinity of the stelling came to a standstill.On the other hand, minibus operators plying the New Amsterdam/Rosignol route raked in large sums of money as they charged $300 for the 12-minute journey and made three trips per day.With the introduction of the water taxies, they protested, calling on Government to also subsidise their operations saying that the $2200 to cross the Berbice River was too high. Many were forced to leave the route and fares had been reduced to $260 in an effort to attract more persons. But this amount was recently raised back to $300 – the same price it was when the Berbice Bridge was charging $2200. Now the bridge fair is $1900.Asked for a comment today on the new scheduled for the water taxies, the minibus operators – who had been very vocal in the past complaining of the difficulty in their operations as a result of the water taxi service – remained silent.last_img read more


first_imgHabitat for Humanity will present house keys to two families, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 12543 Pierce St., Pacoima. Public is invited to meet the families. Call (818) 884-8808. Maire Clerkin Irish concert, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Free. Call (213) 250-ARTS. Daddy/Daughter dance, 6-9 p.m., Branford Child Care Center, 13310 Branford St., Arleta. Cost $25. Call (818) 891-6211. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Introduction to mountain bike skills, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Malibu Creek State Park. Bring bicycle and helmet. Rain cancels. Enter park on Las Virgenes Road, south of Mulholland Highway. Call (805) 558-1606. Dog walking/socialization adoption program, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., East Valley Animal Care Center Hearing Office, 13131 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (888) 452-7381. First Saturday Nature Walk with Cold Creek docents, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cold Creek Canyon Preserve. Meet at Lower Stunt High Trailhead five miles from Mulholland Highway/Stunt Road intersection. Call (818) 591-1701. Van Nuys Health Fair & Family Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Children’s Community School, 14702 Sylvan St. Free. Services available in Spanish and English. Call (818) 780-6226. Spring Art & Craft Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Borchard Community Center, 190 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 381-2791. SATURDAY 2007 Adult Fishing Derby, 7-11 a.m., Apollo Park, 4555 W. Avenue G, Lancaster. Admission $15 advance, $20 at gate. Call (661) 772-7780 or (661) 259-1750. Family Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, 310 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Free with admission. Call (626) 821-4623. Run for Fitness youth event, 8 a.m.-noon, Valencia Valley Elementary School, 23601 Carrizo Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 510-0752. last_img read more

Golf tournament to play through Valencia again

first_imgThe agreement between AT&T and the Valencia Country Club, where the Champion’s Classic has been hosted since 2001, expires next year. “We won’t get into 2009 until we have further discussions with the PGA,” Fitzgerald said. But Fitzgerald said conditions of the Valencia course, as well as the support of the community, were tough for other contenders to match. “I hope you know how good this course is,” Fitzgerald said. “I would stack this course up against any other professional course.” Jim Fitzsimmons, general manager of Valencia Country Club, said the club has developed a solid relationship with tour organizers and players. “We have built camaraderie between the players and the members, and we are excited to think they will be here for another year,” Fitzsimmons said. Fitzsimmons noted that the course hosted the PGA’s Nissan Open in 1998 and would be open to another Professional Golf Association event, but he said the Champion’s event is a nice fit for now. “The PGA, that’s always of interest, but we have settled into a comfortable relationship with the Champion’s event,” Fitzsimmons said. “It really feels like family.” Mayor Marsha McLean was admittedly excited about the tour’s return and its economic potential for the city. The tour generated $8.3million for the city last year, and it could bring in even more this year. “We are always striving to be a destination city,” McLean said. “We couldn’t be happier to be chosen again as the host city for such a prestigious event.” But the real winners of the decision will be the local charities who reap the fundraising benefits of the pro-am tournament. Each amateur foursome pays $7,000 for the opportunity to play with a professional. This year’s tour includes 16-time PGA champ Mark Morae, as well as Tom Kite, defending his 2006 title. They are vying for this year’s title and top prize of $240,000. Competitive play starts today and continues through Sunday. (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Impressed by the pristine golf course, top-notch staff and supportive community, AT&T Champion’s Classic officials announced Thursday the senior golf event will return to Santa Clarita in 2008. No other course really had a chance, said Brian Fitzgerald, executive director of the Champion’s Classic. “I firmly believe this course is in the top two or three clubs in the Champion’s tour,” Fitzgerald said. “This course is exactly what we are looking for.” last_img read more

Roma coach hoping for Barcelona ‘miracle’

first_img0Shares0000Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma have it all to do in the second leg against Barcelona © AFP/File / ALBERTO PIZZOLIROME, Italy, Apr 9 – Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has urged his side to believe in a “miracle” to overturn a 4-1 deficit against Barcelona and advance to the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.“We have to believe in something important and go for it with great love and passion. They will play their best to confirm the result but we can also produce a miracle,” Di Francesco told a pre-match press conference. “It’s difficult, but we have to believe. We stopped (Lionel) Messi (in the first leg) and we have to try to do it again tomorrow.”Edin Dzeko scored a valuable away goal after own goals from Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas in the Camp Nou, but the Italians need a remarkable comeback at the Stadio Olimpico to advance to final four for the first time since 1984.Here are some talking points ahead of the quarter-final second leg clash:Messi hoping for more Roman heroicsBarcelona star Lionel Messi returns to the Stadio Olimpico where his stunning header sealed the Champions League title in 2009 against Manchester United.The Argentine — back from a hamstring problem and subdued in the first leg — warmed up with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Leganes Saturday as Barcelona equalled the record longest unbeaten run in La Liga history.“I don’t see it as being tied up in any way,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde ahead of the return.Messi and teammate Andres Iniesta are poised for a milestone of 100 Champions League appearances together. Iniesta is a veteran of 129 Champions League games, and Messi, 124.Roma struggling at homeRoma have slipped to fourth in Serie A after a 2-0 home defeat to Fiorentina, making it three games without a win, and a seventh home defeat.Di Francesco’s side will be looking to avoid equalling the club’s record of eight home defeats in all competitions going back 70 years.“Maybe Barcelona away are not the same team as at the Camp Nou, we will try to close down Messi wherever he is on the pitch,” said the Roma coach.Roma have kept a clean sheet in all of their European games at home this season while the Catalan giants have struggled to get goals away in the Champions League, setting the scene for a low-key scoring affair in the Stadio Olimpico.Dzeko proving his worthFrom a possible sacrifice for his cash-strapped club in January, Edin Dzeko again proved his worth to Roma with his 19th goal of the season in the first leg.After the 32-year-old’s proposed move to Chelsea fell through in the winter transfer window, Dzeko helped the club’s balance sheet by securing Roma’s place in the last eight of Europe’s lucrative elite competition.And the former Manchester City striker showed his class and his talents by getting a goal back against the Spanish league leaders.Decision time for IniestaAndres Iniesta could be playing his final games for Barcelona as he has said he will make a decision on whether to accept an offer to move to China before the end of April.Iniesta, 33, penned a new contract at Camp Nou earlier this season but the terms of the deal allow him to leave at the end of each season.The midfielder, who remains an important part of Valverde’s side, has said: “I will decide before April 30. There are still a few weeks left. There are two options: stay at Barcelona or go to China.”Roma duo return from injuryBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is still not fully fit as he comes back after breaking his toe against Chelsea last month with Philippe Coutinho not eligible to play and Lucas Digne injured.Roma’s Radja Nainggolan has recovered from injury while Di Francesco has said Turkish forward Cengiz Under is fit again and will feature in the second leg. “The home crowd can be our weapon,” warned Di Francesco.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sierra Highway crash victim gets $199,000

first_imgReadmond’s lawsuit contended the roadway was in a dangerous condition and lacked safety features and controls, such as a median guardrail, the county memo said. Several fatal collisions have occurred in that general area, which is heavily traveled by east Palmdale commuters and by travelers seeking a shortcut between state Route 138 and the Antelope Valley Freeway. In the 2001 crash, an Acton man was killed. In January 2004, a Canyon Country man died in a four-vehicle traffic collision that occurred when a pickup truck drifted over the center line and collided with the victim’s sedan. Two motorists died in September 2002 on Pearblossom Highway just east of Sierra only minutes apart in separate collisions. (661) 476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The schedule for the improvements depends on acquisition of rights-of-way and completion and approval of environmental studies, the report said. In the meantime, county workers will install by May flashing beacons at curve advisory signs and add additional signs at other locations. A county counsel memo said if Readmond’s case had gone to trial, he likely would have sought damages of $850,600. In defending the lawsuit, the county spent $54,255 in attorney fees and $21,811 in other costs. Readmond, who at the time of the crash was 38, was driving his pickup truck south on Sierra Highway and collided with another pickup that crossed the center line, the memo said. Readmond suffered a broken leg, which required hospitalization and the insertion of a steel rod in his leg, the memo said. PALMDALE – A Palmdale horseshoer injured in a head-on crash on a problem stretch of Sierra Highway was awarded a $199,000 settlement Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Darin Readmon sued the county after crashing on what he claimed was a dangerous curve in the four-lane road south of Palmdale. Several fatal crashes have occurred in the area, where Sierra meets Pearblossom Highway. The July 2005 crash occurred at the same location as a December 2001 head-on collision that killed one man and severely injured a Palmdale couple, who eventually received a $1.75 million settlement. The county Department of Public Works now plans to realign Sierra Highway with a 12-foot-wide striped median and paved shoulders, according to a county staff report. last_img read more

Video – Juventus, are you ready? The best of Messi, Suarez and Neymar

first_imgSpare a thought for the Juventus defence tonight.Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have clicked instantly this season, amassing 120 goals in all competitions for treble-chasing Barcelona.Many fancy them as the most potent attacking trio in the history of the game, and the Champions League final in Berlin is the perfect occasion to stake that claim.Here’s a video looking back at just how terrorising ‘MSN’ have been this campaign.last_img

Donegal is one of the cheapest places in the world for surfing lessons!

first_imgAlternating between heatwaves and heavy rainfall, the weather has truly been a mixed bag in Donegal this summer. However, one sport that is in no way weather dependent is surfing! And with the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, there’s no excuse not to give it a go.A Surf Lesson Price Index compiled by reveals that Ireland is the cheapest place in Europe to get surf lessons.Ireland is in 9th place across the world with surf lessons costing on average €32 per lesson eclipsing some of the most popular surf countries including Australia, Portugal, Spain, Indonesia and the United States. Surf Holidays CEO Nicky Kelly said “Ireland is one of the best places to learn how to surf and it’s great to see it is also one of the least expensive.“There are beaches in Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry & Waterford that are great to learn on.“People are choosing to surf in Ireland, and it is catching up on the more traditional surf destinations such as Portugal and France”The index analysed the average cost of a beginner’s surf lesson across 850 surf schools around the world. To determine Ireland’s average surf lesson cost, they studied 42 Irish surf schools regulated by the Irish Surfing Federation. The majority of Ireland’s surf beaches can be found along the Wild Atlantic Way. Ecuador has the lowest priced surf lesson at €19 with Norway the most expensive at an eye-watering €112 per lesson. The price index in full:Donegal is one of the cheapest places in the world for surfing lessons! was last modified: July 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:bundorandonegalsurfingWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more


first_imgA firm of architects is entitled to seek a winding-up order against a company which it claims owes fees of almost €1 million for a hospital project in Donegal, the High Court has ruled.Horan Keogan Ryan Ltd (HKR) formerly based in Dublin, but now with headquarters in London served a notice on D&F Partnership Ltd (D&F) last June seeking payment of fees and interest totalling €935,295, the Sunday Business Post report.It warned that it would apply to have D&F wound up if the money was not paid within 21 days. D&F asked the High Court to prevent the architects presenting the winding-up petition. It said it was ‘‘manifestly clear’’ that the money was owed by another company, and there was substantial dispute about the debt, so it was inappropr iate to use this ‘‘swingeing provision’’.The architects had sent D&F proposals in April 2007 for the development of a private hospital in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, said the paper.The letter set out a scale of fees based on an estimated construction value of e32 million. A director of the Health Partnership ^ the business name of D&F ^ confirmedHKR’s appointment. The architects submitted invoices to NorthWest Health Services, c/o the Health Partnership in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. Six invoices totalling e596,345 were paid ^ four in the name of North West Healthcare Development Co Ltd and two by D&F.Noel Daly, a director of D&F, said the payment of the two invoices by D&F was ‘‘an exceptional situation’’. He said the architects’ fees depended on investor funding and on the project’s final value, which would be ‘‘substantially less’’ than e32 million. He also said thatHKRwas a consultancy with just five employees, which had neither the resources nor expertise to develop and build a hospital, and was being targeted ‘‘simply because it is a mark’’.Jerry Ryan of HKR said D&F had accepted that the fees were due, and there was nothing in the original agreement making fees dependent on third-party funding.There was no reference in the agreement toHKRacting as consultant or agent, and HKR had never agreed to accept North WestHealth Care Ltd as its client. Mr Justice Sean Ryan, in his judgment, said it was ‘‘undeniable’’ that the Health Partnership had engaged HKRon the terms in the letter of April 2007. The architects had sent invoices to NorthWest Health Services because they had been told to do so.He said D&F had never stated that it was acting as agent for anyone else and there was ‘‘no basis for considering the April 2007 agreement as anything other thanwhat it says’’. The fact that there was a dispute about some of the debt was not a reason for preventing the petition, he said. He refused the application for an injunction.PRIVATE HOSPITAL FIRM COULD BE WOUND UP – REPORT was last modified: September 26th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Pennies for your thoughts

first_imgLA MIRADA — – A few pennies can go a long way –as far away as Iraq, in the case of Pennies for Postage, a program that helps cover the cost of mailing care packages to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s our way of letting the boys and girls over there know that people at home care for them,” said Millie Lucker, a volunteer working on the project at the La Mirada Volunteer Center. The center is collaborating on the project with Packages of Gratitude, an Anaheim Hills nonprofit group that last year began collecting care package items and shipping them to military men and women overseas. Lucker and the other volunteers receive donations of bags of coins, or just loose coins, which are used to cover the $7.70 in postage needed to send one 7-pound care box. The boxes can include such items as Vienna sausages, packets of sunflower seeds, instant oatmeal, trail mix and packages of cheese and crackers and peanuts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Center Director MiMi Frick said the coins program is a perfect project for children. “It’s a cause that children can definitely get involved with,” she said. Also, relatives of service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan can add their names to the list of care-package recipients at the volunteer center, said Lucker. Mary Ann Cordova of Anaheim Hills started Packages of Gratitude last year, after visiting Washington, D.C., and viewing memorials to soldiers killed in Iraq. Getting help from the La Mirada center’s volunteers will help her efforts, she said. “I have probably sent 1,120 packages so far. Now I will be able to send a lot more,” she said. “Every package I send has a letter from me saying who helped out. Now the La Mirada Volunteer Center will be in that letter.” — Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at 160Want 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