Sammy’s Kings cruise into final

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings booked their spot in tomorrow’s final of the Bangladesh Premier League when they produced a clinical performance to beat Khulna Titans by seven wickets in the semi-final here yesterday.In a lopsided affair at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Kings easily chased down a modest target of 126 to win their second game in two days, following their emphatic three-wicket win over Chris Gayle’s Chittagong Vikings on Tuesday at the same venue.Tomorrow’s championship game will see Kings take on heavy favourites Dhaka Dynamites, who feature West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell.FIRST AT BATOpting to bat first, Titans struggled from the outset and needed an unbeaten 32 from Ariful Haque in order to reach 125 for nine.West Indies Twenty20 batsman Nicholas Pooran hammered a breezy 10-ball 22, which included two fours and two sixes. He put on 37 for the fourth wicket with captain Mahmudullah, who made 22.Trinidadian all-rounder Kevon Cooper failed with four down the order.Vincentian seamer Kesrick Williams, who has played a single T20 International for West Indies, was once again excellent in his four overs, taking one for 18, while medium-pacer Sammy claimed one for eight from two overs.In reply, Kings were guided by Sabbir Rahman’s 43 not out and an unbeaten 30 from New Zealander James Franklin as they reached their target with four balls to spare.The pair put on a match-winning 62 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand, which lifted the Kings from 67 for three in the 12th over.Seamer Cooper finished with one for 32 from his four overs.last_img read more

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Healthpage Liberia Sends SOS to Imams, Others

first_imgThe Executive Director of Healthpage Liberia, a local NGO, is pleading with well-meaning Liberians, especially those of the Muslim community to help post the bill of 5-year-old Abbas Morris Sagno, whose father is a ‘staunch’ Muslim. According to Mrs. Charlestta N. Williams, founder and executive director of Healthpage Liberia, she had made an open appeal to the Imams and other well-meaning Liberians last December on a local radio talk show but the parents of the little boy are yet to receive any response for their son, whose hospital bill needs to be settled before they can leave the facility. She said the boy’s hospital bill stands at US$5,500 and anyone willing to help can reach the boy’s mother on this Ghanaian number 00233244125687.Ms. Williams told our Health Correspondent via social media that her donors had initially posted the bill of US$4,750 for the first known condition for little Abbas until it was realized that he needed to undergo a series of surgeries. Doctors at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Children’s Ward in Accra, Ghana, had initially performed Caustic Ingestion Colon Bypass Surgery on him. They later noticed that more surgeries were needed to be done on him in order to keep him alive as he had come up with multiple complications. She said after the rounds of the latest surgeries, his bill now stands at US$5,500, which needs to be paid.She thanked Kenya Airways Ghana for the kindness shown them; adding, “We arrived here on April 24, 2015 and he was admitted along with Kubah, Nancy and Jestina on July 23, 2015 and went into surgery on July 27, 2015, and has been here since, undergoing various surgeries with his mother by his side. His bill for Caustic Ingestion Colon Bypass Surgery was paid in full by my Donor, Healing The Children, FL-GA as always in the amount of US$4,750. His series of other surgeries has come to that amount. His ticket is only for Sunday or he will be stuck here also,” she told the Daily Observer, sadly. “When we boarded the flight to return the other kids to Liberia on August 24, 2015, I had no idea that he was going to pull through it all. He could not speak a word at all, Blood Transfusion was the order of the day and I returned and he was buzzing me. I am amazed and blessing God for this Miracle,” Ms. Williams says of little Abbas. Ms. Williams also extended thanks and appreciation to Dr. Josiah George of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for the special care and attention and kindness that got Abbas and his mother to Ghana. She also thanked one Dr. Ian Pabs, who cared for the 5-year-old all the years and little Abbas is returning home for more care until he can start to eat enough to have his tube removed. She said they need the money to be paid so she, Abbas, and his mother can return to Liberia. Mrs. Williams’ Healthpage has airlifted many Liberian children in need of specialized medical treatment to various countries in the world for the past 10 years.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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FSJ Flyers win Campbell Cup

first_imgPhoto:  The Flyers with the Campbell Cup – Your 2009 NPHL Champions – Maurice Trudeau / MT Actions PhotographyThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers clinched their very first Campbell Cup on Tuesday night, when they beat the Grande Prairie Athletics in game six of the NPHL finals. – Advertisement -The threat of elimination seemed to spark the Athletics, as they broke out of their defensive shell, and forced the play for the first 20 minutes.  Jason Jubb opened the scoring, when he took a stunning breakaway pass from Mike Mohr, and beat Troy Hunt with a move to the backhand.  About 5 minutes later, the Flyers got on the board, when Bryan Lewis pinched at the point to keep the play alive, and his rebound was converted by David Alexander.  Shane Mudryk restored the Grande Prairie lead, when he scored a sharp-angle shot on a powerplay, for a 2-1 Athletics lead after the first. 5 minutes into the second, Matt Shuya fired a shot from outside the blue line, that somehow evaded A’s goaltender David Larson.  Shuya’s goal tied the game up, and also seemed to unhinge the normally stellar netminder.  Soon after, Arlo Hadland fired a point shot through traffic and into the back of the net. 23 seconds after Hadland’s marker, David Alexander freed up a rebound on a shot from his cousin Todd, which was knocked home by Ian Munro.  The Athletics were reeling, while David Larson showed his frustration, hacking at Flyer ankles and trying to upend Dustin Kersey.  The A’s would regain their composure, and Mike Mohr would set up another goal, after some fantastic work along the boards to keep the puck in the Flyers zone, eventually getting it free to Rod Bowers, who beat Troy Hunt, and get Grande Prairie back within one.   But, Fort St. John would continue to press.  The Flyers scored their only powerplay goal of the game, on a Luke Middleton point shot that may have been deflected by Adam Loncan.  In the final minute of the second, Clayton Bahm replaced Paul Wiens who had broken his stick, and found himself on the business end of a Dustin Kersey rebound, and fired it into a yawning cage, for his first goal of the playoffs, and a 6-3 lead after 40 minutes. Things settled down in the third period, as the Flyers began to protect their lead by dumping and clearing the puck whenever possible.  Matt Shuya added his second of the game, when he converted a Clayton Bahm rebound, after David Larson mishandled the puck and gave it away to Jeff Fast.  After Shuya’s second, David Larson was replaced by Lincoln Carriere, who didn’t fare much better.   After a couple of good saves on his first shots of the game, Jeff Fast beat Carriere, when he roofed a shorthanded breakaway chance.  Paul Wiens got his name on the scoresheet, when he made a nice move on Carriere after a sensational pass from Adam Loncan.  And, Jeff Fast rounded out the scoring when he knocked in the rebound from a Jeff Shipton shot, on a Flyers two-on-one. Advertisement Listen to a post-game interview with Flyers coach Adam Brash. (runs 5:30) [asset|aid=1151|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0bb7f5fae90c566536e70ff6d1088419-Brash-postCampbellCup_1_Pub.mp3] And so, the Flyers would win the game 10-3, to win the series 4-2, and claim the NPHL title for the first time in their history. Ian Munro was named playoff MVP, and said winning the championship a special feeling. [asset|aid=1149|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0bb7f5fae90c566536e70ff6d1088419-Munro-Campbell_1_Pub.mp3] The season isn’t done for either team however.   The Athletics will now set their sights on the Senior A/AA provincials in Spirit River starting on Friday.  The Flyers will now turn their focus to the MacKenzie Cup, starting on April 2nd. Listen to a highlights package from game six. (runs 3:00) [asset|aid=1150|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0bb7f5fae90c566536e70ff6d1088419-Fort St. John-GP-game6 highlights_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

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Roundup: Hot hand for Haas at Allianz

first_img“Pretty much sloppy would sum it up very well,” Stadler said. “Every thing was kind of ugly. Fortunately, I made a couple of birdies.” Five-time winner Karrie Webb shot a course-record, 10-under 62 for a share of the third-round lead in the ANZ Australian Ladies Masters. Webb, coming off a victory last week in the Women’s Australian Open, matched fellow Australian Michelle Ellis (68) at 15-under 201 on the Royal Pines course. South Korea’s Shin Ji-yai (66) was 14 under, and American Cristie Ker (66), Sweden’s Lotta Wahlin (69) and South Korea’s Ahn Sun-ju (72) were 12 under. Australia Malaysian OpenArgentina’s Ricardo Gonzalez shot a 3-under 69 to tie Englishman Marcus Higley for the third-round lead in the Malaysian Open. Higley had a 70 to match Gonzalez at 7-under 209, two strokes ahead of Angelo Que (68), Edward Loar (72) and Prom Meesawat (70). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stadler followed his opening 63 with a 70 join Haas and James (69) at 11-under 133 on The Old Course at Broken Sound. Morris Hatalsky (67) was a stroke back, and Dana Quigley (65), Brad Bryant (67) and Andy Bean (69) were 9 under. Nick Price, making his Champions Tour debut after turning 50 on Jan. 28, was 2 under after his second straight 71. Stadler, winless the last two seasons after topping the leaderboard eight times in his first two years on the tour, had five birdies and three bogeys. center_img Champions Tour player of the year Jay Haas shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead in the Allianz Championship with first-round leader Craig Stadler and England’s Mark James. “I’d love to play as well as I did today for the rest of my life,” Haas said. “It was just a nice round of golf. I drove the ball really well, hit a lot of good iron shots, made some real nice putts.” last_img read more

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23rd Anniversary of the Coldest Day in December

first_imgThis is the 23rd anniversary of the coldest December day in local airport weather station recorded history.It was on this day in 1992, that the Environment Canada station posted a low of minus 44 point six degrees.That’s more than 25 degrees colder than the local area average low for this time of year, but it’s still about two and half degrees warmer than the all-time low posted at the airport station.- Advertisement -Records dating back to 1942, show that occurred on January 30th of 1947, when the station recorded minus 47 point 2.Meantime, the airport station has already recorded enough precipitation during the current holiday period to equal the December norm of 22 millimeters.Most of it was the result of four centimeters of snow on Boxing Day which lifted the snowfall total for the month to 22 centimeters.Advertisement However, that total is still less than the December average of 26 point eight and if the current forecast is accurate that’s all the station will record this month.last_img read more

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Province plans to continue making BC cleaner and stronger in 2020

first_imgAccording to the Province, it made important progress with the CleanBC plan such as reducing pollution and helping use more renewable energy while building a stronger, more sustainable economy. In 2019, the Government says it made it easier and more affordable to save energy by expanding rebates such as putting up to $14,100 back into homeowners’ pockets for choosing energy-saving products and upgrades to make homes more energy-efficient. VICTORIA, B.C. – Now that the year is coming to a close, the Province of British Columbia is looking back at some of the important steps it took to make the Province cleaner and stronger in 2019.center_img – Advertisement -In order to make B.C. cleaner and stronger in 2020, the Province plans to continue promoting growth and innovation, and launch a new fund to support industry-related emission-reducing projects.last_img read more

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‘I personally rate him highly!’ – Arsene Wenger insists Wojciech Szczesny has Arsenal future despite imminent Roma switch

first_img1 Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny still has a future at the Gunners despite his impending loan move to Roma, according to manager Arsene Wenger.The Gunners boss is prepared to allow the 25-year-old goalkeeper to leave on a temporary basis, having signed Petr Cech from rivals Chelsea earlier this summer.Wenger confirmed a season-long loan move to Roma is edging closer for Szczesny but he wants to see him return and believes a player he has shown faith in for some time can still produce the goods for Arsenal.“He could go on loan to Roma. We are pretty much done – it is down to paperwork,” Wenger confirmed when asked about Szczesny’s future.“As long as that is not over the line, anything can happen. Szczesny is a top-class goalkeeper we have three goalkeepers who are top. For one of the keepers, if he can play somewhere that would be good.“I believe he will have a future at Arsenal. I personally rate him highly – you do not take a boy and put him in the first team at the age of 20.“He already has huge experience. I don’t want that experience at such a young age to be wasted.”last_img read more

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Mr Grey hopes for hole in one at Donegal golf course

first_imgRosapenna Resort shared pictures of Northern Irish heart-throb Jamie Dornan gearing up to play golf this afternoon.Jamie is well known for starring as Mr. Grey in ’50 Shades of Grey’ and the internationally acclaimed TV series ‘The Fall’.Jamie took part in the annual Father/Son tournament today on the Sandy Link hills at Rosapenna Resort overlooking the stunning Sheephaven Bay. He was spotted in the Olde Glen Bar in Carrigart last night where he happily posed for pictures with star struck fans. Sipping away on pints of Guinness, people who met him said he was the perfect gentleman and had the craic with all the locals.Jamie and staff from the Olde Glen Bar restaurantMarina Hamilton, left, with Mr Grey himself Jamie Dornan.Mr Grey hopes for hole in one at Donegal golf course was last modified: September 3rd, 2016 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:50 Shades of GreyCarrigartgolfJamie Dornanmr greyOlde Glen Barrosapenna resportSheephaventhe falllast_img read more

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Local history, as told by river, wins acclaim

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 SANTA CLARITA – RuthAnne Murthi’s book about the history of the Santa Clarita Valley – told from the perspective of the river that crosses it – has earned the author an award from a local environmental group. Murthi’s “And the Years Went By” is written for third-graders, who are required to study local history. She plans to give sets of the book, funded by a private grant, to local schools. Murthi earned the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment’s annual award for volunteers who have championed environmental issues – usually behind the scenes. Past award winners are Judy and Roger McClure for their work at the Placerita Nature Center; Henry Schultz for the conservation hikes he leads; the local historical society for planting oaks; Tom Haile for his work to preserve Acton’s natural history; Hart High School teacher John Ahart for establishing an environmental science program; Alex Florimonte for protecting Wiley Creek; LaVerne Booth for her work on light pollution and making people aware of the beauty of “Dark Skies”; Jerry Murphy for acting in the capacity of “riverkeeper,” hiking the Santa Clara River to report problems. 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

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Tottenham star to miss four games of new Premier League season

first_imgHeung-min Son could miss up to four games at the start of the new Premier League season as he’s set to feature at the Asian Games.Son, the Tottenham forward, represented South Korea at the recent World Cup, but he’s also been called up for next month’s tournament, which gets under way four days after the start of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign on August 15, and finishes on September 1. Son featured for South Korea at the World Cup. The 26-year-old was one of 12 Spurs players to feature at the World Cup, including winning captain Hugo Lloris, the France goalkeeper. 2 Son must win gold at the Asian Games to avoid national service 2 With Son set to link up with the South Korea squad prior to the start of the tournament, he is set to miss Spurs’ opening four games of the season, which include a trip to Newcastle on matchday one, followed by a home clash against Fulham, and then visits to Manchester United and Watford.Son is one of three overage players in South Korea’s squad for the Under-23s tournament, and winning the Asian Games would guarantee the Tottenham star exemption from a 21-month long period of national service set to start in 2020.last_img read more

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