Windies Women to train in England for World Cup

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies Women’s bid to win the ICC Women’s World Cup will begin with a two-week training camp in England.The West Indies Cricket Board announced details of the training yesterday, which will lead into the global tournament that starts on June 26.Windies Women secured one of the four automatic qualification spots for the eight-team tournament on the strength of their performance in the ICC Women’s Championship over the last two years.”We made arrangements for the team to assemble in England in early June for their camp ahead of the World Cup,” WICB Project Officer for Women’s cricket Josina Luke said.”We want to offer them all the support we can as we look to add the 50-overs World title to the Twenty20 World title.”Luke said: “This should provide them with ideal preparation as they get acclimatised to the conditions and look to win another major international title.”The team has improved a lot since the last World Cup in India when they reached their first international final. We are good contenders to win this time around.”The Windies Women were runners-up at the last ICC Women’s World Cup when they lost the final against Australia Women four years ago in Mumbai, India.Last April, however, they claimed their first global title when they prevailed over the Aussie Women to capture the ICC Women’s World T20 title at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India.last_img read more

Calisaan back at right time for finals-bound Che’Lu-San Sebastian

first_imgCarpio 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ PBA IMAGESMichael Calisaan is back with a vengeance for Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian as completed his recovery from an elbow injury which had sidelined him for almost half of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“I really wanted to play,” he admitted in Filipino. “There’s no more pain and I told the coaches that I’m ready to go.”ADVERTISEMENT It was a complete 180-degree turn for Calisaan, who was already ruled out of the season late in the eliminations.But he couldn’t have picked  a better time to make his comeback as he helped the Revellers book the first ticket to the Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThough still groping for form, the 23-year-old tried his earnest to deliver for Che’Lu-San Sebastian, pouring 14 points and four steals to help his side complete the upset over Akari-Adamson with the 93-90 Game 2 triumph on Thursday.“When I’m on the court, I don’t feel anything. It’s more of the mental aspect of the injury because I’m still bugged by it at times. But I can say that I’m already at 90-percent,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Since Calisaan’s injury, the Revellers had undergone a facelift with coach Stevenson Tiu enlisting the help of veterans like Jeff Viernes, Cedrick Ablaza, and Jay-R Taganas. That gamble paid off big time, with the team finishing as the four-seed and eventually, upsetting top seed Akari-Adamson in the semifinals.And with Calisaan back in the lineup, he’s hoping that the good things continue to pour Che’Lu-San Sebastian’s way ahead of the best-of-five championship series.“I hope that the blessings continue for our team. We’ll do our best to achieve our goal which is to win the championship,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping tournaments like Federer LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Buttressing a faulty narrative

first_imgDear Editor,Public commentary in Guyana does come with personal attacks, especially when you upturn the traditional narrative on its head with new facts.I refer to an attempt to buttress the narrative offered by Dr David Hinds by two individuals. I thank them for their letter in the Stabroek News of Match 7, 2019. But rather than deal with the core issue at hand, they offer an academic illusion of ethnic harmony and political order, without understanding that such a situation can only be achieved when there are heavy doses of truth and integrity in public policy development and implementation.The traditional narrative that drives the ethnic disharmony and political disorder in Guyana is grounded in a fallacy that Indo-Guyanese are wealthy and thus a need for equity in how the Treasury is distributed. My previous letter has now put that to rest, and the only presumed oversight on my part was the source of my conclusion.Any letter writer to any media house will tell you that space is always an issue, and thus I deliberately left it out.My source was a World Bank document called “Guyana – Strategies for Reducing Poverty”. A proper interrogation of that document would lead anyone with the required training to conclude that some 22,000 Indo-Guyanese families do live in poverty, compared to 15,000 Afro-Guyanese families and 9,000 Amerindian families. All it takes is a bit of reading and mathematics to figure that out.Secondly, anyone with an iota of social inquisitiveness can conclude that, after some 7000 sugar workers were severed by Team Granger between 2016 and 2017, there would have been major poverty consequences. You have to be clearly foreign to the happenings in the sugar industry not to comprehend the gravity of the social-economic dilution that took place since 2016.Based on a statistical analysis of the population of severed workers done over October 2018, I have enough evidence to make that declaration public that some 3,000 Indo-Guyanese families were pushed into the army of the poor. This process was accelerated by the severance pay being withheld in some cases by almost a year by this heartless Granger Team. Were it not for the barrels and remittances coming from their loved ones in the diaspora, the impact on those families would have been worse.Unfortunately, the connected class aligned to Team Granger would want us to log on to the narrative that it is okay for Team Granger to spend G$1.3 billion to build the Durban Park Parade Ground, but delay the payment of the Wales Sugar Estate workers for almost a year. They totally ignore the fact that such an action drove hundreds of men who used to live in dignity into a life of indignity.As an example from my research, there were cases wherein many former sugar workers found themselves becoming petty thieves, who stole their neighbours’ “soap” from the outdoor showers.These truths do not find their place in the traditional academic narrative, because the purveyors of the traditional message do not want to feed this truth, but an alternative truth. Their alternative truth is one that provides excuses as to why it is okay for Team Granger and the PNC to progress their ethnic supremacist policies and attitudes, since it was supposed to bring ethnic economic equity to the society. Well, it clearly has not!Driving a programme that cultivates 200 Afro-Guyanese millionaires to match the 200 Indo-Guyanese millionaires is not equality, when very little is done to address the inequality for the over 50,000 families from all races living in abject poverty at the bottom of the economic ladder. So while the Granger Team may have brought economic equity at the top, by making many of the PNC boys and girls into millionaires and in a couple of cases billionaires, Guyana has regressed at the bottom, where too many of our people are living below the poverty line.But the fact remains that the largest ethnic group in this army of the poor remains the rural Indo-Guyanese, away from the lights of Georgetown. While the ethnic group with the highest percentage of the poor remains the Amerindians, in this case, percentages are useless, since a poor man is a real human being and must be counted as an individual, not a statistic.There we go, my source. Let us now progress the conversation on how we will fix the system to empower, enrich and enhance the lives of all of our people, especially those 50,000 families living at the bottom of the economic ladder.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

Advocacy Group Wants Dr. Benson’s License Revoked

first_imgA civil society organization, the Campaigners for Change (CFC), is calling on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the government to revoke the medical license of Dr. James Benson, the administrator of Benson Hospital, for deliberately refusing to admit a poor pregnant woman in labor who could not pay his fees.Making the disclosure yesterday during a press conference in Monrovia, the national director of the CFC, Vandalark Patricks, said revoking the medical license of such a medical practitioner would serve as a deterrent for other health workers around the country.He alleged that the John F. Kennedy Hospital was also involved in rejecting sick patients and pregnant women who were in labor because of lack of money and on suspicion of being Ebola suspects, which has resulted in the deaths of many people.“We believe that those who refuse to admit pregnant women in labor must be punished by revoking their licenses, especially Dr. Benson, simply because the lady could not afford the sum of US$450.00 for her delivery.According to Patricks, the unprofessional behavior exhibited by some health practitioners from Benson and Redemption Hospitals, allowing pregnant women to give birth outside without medical care must be addressed immediately to stop the occurrence.“We observed that the John F. Kennedy, which is a referral hospital, continued to reject patients who were in dire need of medical services. Ambulances and medical equipment to treat patients with curable diseases were rarely seen at most health facilities in Bong, Margibi, Bassa and Montserrado Counties,” said Patricks.He further charged that, “Drugs were absent from public hospitals and patients were referred to drugs stores to purchase their own medications.”  Neglect of the Mentally IllAddressing the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), Mr. Patricks said the Ministry has deliberately refused to address the social welfare component of the Ministry, leaving mentally ill people on the streets throughout the country.“We documented 57 cases of mentally ill persons in Montserrado, 23 in Margibi, 15 in Bong and 12 in Grand Bassa Counties and those cases continued to increase, he reported, charging that “it still appears to those in authority as a complete comedy when they see and pass by these mentally ill persons who wander around the streets.”Stranglehold on the EconomyHighlighting the Liberian Economy, the CFC director said his organization has observed in 2014 that the Lebanese, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis and Nigerians controlled 90% of the lucrative businesses in Liberia while using some of the educated and uneducated brothers, allegedly like slaves.According to him, 90% of ministries and agencies of government contracted foreign businesses over Liberian owned businesses for procurement of materials thereby strangulating hundreds of Liberians and making things difficult for them.     In respond, one of the midwives of the Redemption hospital said, for the past six to seven months, the hospital has stopped delivery matter due to the government declaration as holding.According to her, the male and female walls have being used as also as part of the holding center and they have being involved into encouraging pregnant women of finding hospital during delivery pain.She stressed that after the opening of the Island Ebola center, it was the duty of the government to acknowledge the hospital in carrying out cleaning activities for the official opening of the center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bowie in Portland waiting to make regular season debut with Winterhawks

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers’ forward Connor Bowie is currently awaiting his chance to make his regular season debut with the Portland Winterhawks.Bowie, who was drafted by the Winterhawks in the seventh round (#133 overall) in the 2016 Bantam Draft, received the call early last week and said he knows he can add a lot to the team.“I think I can be a depth player, maybe a second or third line guy that can add some offence,” said Bowie. They have a lot of NHL draft picks on that team. I know I can find out what style of game they play quickly and add it to my game.”- Advertisement -The sixteen-year-old currently leads the Trackers with 15 goals and 10 assists in 15 games played, good enough for fourth in league scoring. Bowie also played five pre-season games with the Winterhawks this year, scoring a goal and three assists with a plus/minus of 1.Bowie added that a lot of people have helped him along the way, but gave a lot of credit to the Trackers’ bench boss.“A lot of people have helped me get to where I am now, added Bowie. “I’ve had lots of great coaches especially our coach this year in Gerard Dicaire. He has pushed me to get the opportunities I am getting from Junior A teams to the Winterhawks.”Advertisement The centreman will be with the WHL club until December 23rd, giving him the chance to play in any of the following games before the Christmas break:Dec. 12th @ Spokane Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. PSTDec. 16th vs. Spokane Chiefs at 6:00 p.m. PSTDec. 17th @ Everett Silvertips at 4:05 p.m. PSTlast_img read more

Man United transfer blow! Roma boss rules out Strootman exit

first_imgManchester have received a blow in their pursuit of Holland international Kevin Strootman, with Roma manager Rudi Garcia ruling out an exit for the Dutchman this summer.The Red Devils are understood to retain an interest in Strootman and reports in Italy claim the 20-time English champions have bid at least £30million for the highly-rated Netherlands internationalNew United manager Louis van Gaal knows Strootman well from his time as Holland coach.However, Van Gaal had to do without the midfielder at the World Cup as he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in March.United would need to see the player, who moved to Roma from PSV Eindhoven last summer, had made a full recovery before launching any bid.But Garcia insists the 24-year-old is going nowhere during the transfer window.“Strootman is a Roma player. He will be a Roma player this year. There is no doubt about that,” Garcia said on the eve of Roma’s friendly against United in Denver, USA.“Only he can say whether he wants to stay but it was never an issue for him to go to another club. There is no question of it.Strootman is currently training in Boston, where Roma played Liverpool earlier this week, and will therefore not turn out against United on Saturday in Colorado.“Strootman is following a normal recovery programme, he has stayed in Boston to work with our physios,” Garcia added. “He will start running any time soon.” Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman 1last_img read more

Barcelona relaxed and fresh ahead of final La Liga push – Valverde

first_img0Shares0000Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona could win La Liga if they beat Alaves on Tuesday. © AFP/File / PAU BARRENABARCELONA, Spain, Apr 22 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said his players are not feeling the pressure as they close in on a fourth Liga title in five years.Barca will lift the trophy if they beat Alaves on Tuesday night and Levante on Saturday, although they could wrap up the title on Wednesday if Atletico Madrid lose at home to Valencia. Sitting nine points clear of Atletico with five games left, it appears only a matter of time before Valverde’s side are crowned Spanish champions for a 26th time.“They are used to pressure,” Valverde said at a press conference on Monday night.“The team have always responded in difficult games. We are calm but we know we are in the final stretch now and that always encourages you, it helps you push through to the end.”Winning the league early would allow Barcelona to rest players and focus on their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool. The first leg is at Camp Nou on May 1.They are in contention to win the treble too, with a Copa del Rey final to come against Valencia in Seville on May 25.“The players look fine to me,” Valverde said. “It is normal that at this point you notice a bit of fatigue but we let ourselves be spurred on by our motivation. When you have challenges ahead, your legs always feel fresh.”Barcelona have been La Liga’s frontrunners for months, with Atletico Madrid struggling to exert any real pressure and Real Madrid languishing 13 points behind in third.“It is true that when you win something surprisingly, the joy is greater,” Valverde said.“And when you have a big lead, it becomes predictable. But a predictable victory can also be a great victory.“Last year we were top with a big advantage and this year it is the same.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Young Voices

first_img “I’m going to be an angel because I just want every seventh-grader to look to me as a good person representing them on the ASB (Associated Student Body).” — Violeta Saldivar, 12 “I’m going to be a spider-witch because I liked the way it looked in the magazine.” — Jessica Mota, 12160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week — Robbin Nell, 12 “The scariest one I ever saw was someone dressed up like the girl from (the movie) ‘The Ring.’ You couldn’t really see the face and you couldn’t tell whom it was.” — Ceasar Castillo, 12 “I’m going to be (Morticia) the ‘Addams Family’ mom because I like the way she does her hair and her eyes.” — Marisa Padilla, 12 Seventh-graders at Eastmont Intermediate School in Montebello were asked: “What is your Halloween costume this year or what is the best Halloween costume you’ve ever seen?” “I’m going to be Spiderella –it’s like a spider lady. I like to be different every year. But the best costume I ever saw was a ’70s chick who had an Afro and everything.” — Destiny Garfias, 12 “I’m going to be Robin, from Batman & Robin. I think it’ll be funny to dress up as him because everyone can say, ‘Hey it’s Robin,’ and it really will be me because that’s my name.”last_img read more

Live updates: Sloppy 49ers fall to Cardinals 28-18

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Get scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. as the 49ers look to bounce back from a disappointing loss last week when they host the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s.C.J. Beathard’s first start after Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending knee injury was denied a successful ending after the Chargers rallied from a two-score deficit to beat San Francisco 29-27. Beathard, though, was solid as he threw …last_img read more

Bob Melvin provides positive updates on Matt Olson, Lou Trivino

first_imgTORONTO — Oakland A’s first baseman Matt Olson could be ready to start a minor-league rehabilitation assignment on Tuesday.Olson had been taking some swings during the series in Toronto against the Blue Jays.“He’s good,” Melvin said before the game Sunday. “Good chance he’s going to go out (probably to Triple-A) on Tuesday. He’ll take batting practice with us tomorrow, (in Boston) and the plan right now is for him to go out on Tuesday.”Olson suffered a hand injury on a foul top during an …last_img read more