`We are a good team, good teams always fight hard’ – coach Chanderpaul

first_img… Jaguars didn’t bat well in last roundBy Clifton RossGUYANA Jaguars batting coach Shivnarine Chanderpaul credited the fighting spirit of the defending champions despite their narrow loss to the Jamaican Scorpions last Sunday, as they prepare for a possible rebound in Round 5 against Windwards Volcanoes tomorrow in Antigua.The Guyana and West Indies batting icon, following the end to Sunday’s dramatic 7-run loss in a topsy-turvy Round 3 encounter against the last-placed Scorpions, was still in high spirits despite the Jaguars batting not clicking at all this previous round.Chanderpaul, despite the horrific loss lauded his boys for their courage and heart shown especially by the lower-order, who almost pulled off one of the most daring heists in the Professional Cricket League (PCL).“It was a great effort from the last two guys (Keon Joseph and Veerasammy Permaul). It shows we still have fight and it doesn’t matter if we are down to the last guy or not, we are going to fight all the way,” said the Jags batting coach.Going by the Jaguars’ natural instincts to rebound from such losses, Chanderpaul who has been in many gruelling battles during his playing years, said what he saw by Guyana even in an uphill situation was just a reminder of the team’s never-say-die spirit which they have embodied ever since giving birth to the championship dynasty.“We are a good team and good teams always fight hard. Thinking about international teams like Australia this is the way they play. Those teams would never give up until you are all out, so you have to fight all the way to the end because those are the signs of a good team.”In a match where bowlers, most notably the spinners, took centre stage and Jermaine Blackwood’s 81 was the top-score overall, no batsman in the Guyana team seemed set for a big score in either innings, prompting the batting coach to rue the shoddy batting returns.“We didn’t bat as well as we needed to bat. We needed to bat a little better. It was probably difficult to bat on the pitch because if you look at the scores no team reached 200 on the surface. So it’s difficult on a pitch like that, but with that being said both teams had the same opportunities to bat on it and we came out at the backend of it,” admitted the ex-Guyana captain.With no hundreds in the camp, despite a number of half-centuries Chanderpaul said he wants to stick to the initial team plan when it comes to their approach, especially with the tournament now officially reaching the half-way mark.“As I said it was not an easy pitch to bat on, because some of the guys had starts but were never able to carry on. We have a lot of 50s but no hundreds yet. We have some plans and goals that we have set for ourselves. It’s still early in the tournament so hopefully coming down to the next couple of game we could start hitting them,” added the 45-year-old.Guyana’s attention will now shift to tomorrow’s start to Round 5 where they seek to get back on top of the points table when they clash with Volcanoes in Antigua. Wrapping up his interview, the ex-West Indies captain said the champs will be looking to get acclimatised and assess conditions before knowing exactly what their plans will be for the next battle.“When we get there (Antigua) we will see what the conditions are like. We have to look at that and what we are going to do and what our plans are going to be, because we have our team goals in terms of batting fielding and bowling which are also personal goals that we carry. When we get there we will see the conditions and see how we can adjust ahead of the match,” Chanderpaul ended.last_img read more

Here’s what happens if natural disaster strikes at the Tokyo Olympics 2020!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky Sports/ReutersAdvertisement 47uyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2fkoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eccwak9s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2jxcfWould you ever consider trying this?😱1qe5sCan your students do this? 🌚c3lpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Japan is infamous for its high frequency of earthquakes. Geographically located in a volcanic zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the country experiences an average of 1500 earthquakes every year. Add to that the severe occurrence of typhoons, and the perturbation of a terror attack, you would think that how risky it would be to host the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, one of the most grand events of the world? Well fret not, because the organisers are preparing their best measures to take precautions against the worst kind of calamity.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/ReutersJust before Christmas last December, the Olympic Gymnastic Centre at Tokyo’s Ariake district and the Tokyo Aquatics Centre went through an artificial ‘disaster drill’, where the stadium staff practices safety measures in case of a real earthquake occurring during the main event.Presuming the occurrence of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake, a bilingual public address was played in the stadium during the drill, which will be used to pacify the audience in emergency situations.Advertisement “There has been an earthquake. Please stay calm and protect yourself. This venue is safe. Taking action in a panic may lead to danger. Please stay calm and follow the staff’s instructions. The elevators may not be used.” this announcement is to be played in both Japanese and English.While the typhoon ‘Hagibis’ was the reason of the dismissal of three Rugby World Cup matches back in October, July and August is not the season of their frequent occurrence. However, the organisers are confident on having the best measures to counter the damage.Advertisement For counter terror measures, the Japan Self Defense Forces will also be present during rescue operations. The JSDF military personnel will be used to escort the panicked audience out of the stadium. Sniffer dogs will also be on patrol at the Tokyo Central Station and around the venue.(L)The firefighter team along with JSDF personnel escorting dummies during the drill, (R) a sniffer dog at the Tokyo Central Station. (Image Courtesy: AFP/Ruptly)Emergency troops from the Tokyo fire department were also present in the drill. The fire response team practised rescue operations out of the stadium using dummies. The firefighters have also gone through mandatory anti terrorism drills.The fire department using dummies to practice escort operations during the drill. (Image Courtesy: AFP)During the drill event, Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo inculcated an emergency meeting with the supervising officials from the fire department, coastguard, JSDF and various other officials.On receiving the news of an earthquake or similar case of crisis, Koike will be observing the venue and other affected areas around the city, and will assign her subordinates tasks accordingly.“We have many guests domestically and from abroad for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Please exert your utmost efforts to ensure the safety of spectators and Games workers as much as you do for Tokyo residents,” she announced in the drill meeting, ensuring the prioritisation of safety of the global audience and the citizens of the city in case of emergency.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will kick off on 24th July. Advertisementlast_img read more

Picture special: Massive turnout for ETB Further Education and Training Fair

first_imgDonegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event took place in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill.A wonderful night was had by all, as Donegal ETB tutors and advisers talked through what Donegal ETB has to offer.The Fair remains the county’s number one opportunity to discover learning, attracting over one thousand adults and young people each year. Information was available on apprenticeships, new and exciting Traineeship courses and industry certified courses.The ETB’s strong links with universities, ITs and Colleges of Further Education mean progression opportunities for learners was also on offer.Many of Donegal ETB’s programmes are co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Clive Wasson was on hand to capture the day … Crona Gallagher speaking at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonBusy information stands at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonPictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill Guven Faracli, Julie McDevitt and Bridin McMahon. Photo Clive WassonMegan Wilson, Bronagh Wilson and Rose pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonRose Duffy, Toni Summer, Elena Gill, Lisa Flaherty and Joe Whitlock pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonEllie McTaggert, Laura Patton and Susan Ramsey pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive Wassonpictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill are Mary hegarty and Louise Hegarty. Photo Clive WassonJack Sharkeya nd Rosemarie Sharkey pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonThe packed hall pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonCrowds at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonTara Maguire, Donegal pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonBridin MchMahon sharing information at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonMartin Holmer and Maria McConalogue pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonCaroline White and Martina Needham pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonClaire Lernihan with Dean Moore and Sonya Moore pictured at Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) promotional event in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday night for Leaving Certificate students and those in employment looking to upskill. Photo Clive WassonPicture special: Massive turnout for ETB Further Education and Training Fair was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Reports: Sunderland want Zouma, Saville set for Wigan loan move

first_imgSunderland boss Gus Poyet is looking to tie up a deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, according to the Sunday People.It is claimed that Chelsea are willing to let the France Under-21 international go out on loan next season and that Monaco are also interested.The People also say the Blues’ young midfielder George Saville, who spent last term at Brentford, is set to join former Bees boss Uwe Rosler at Wigan on a season-long loan.Meanwhile, Ashley Cole is widely tipped to sign for Italian club Roma following his recent departure from Chelsea.The deal is said to be worth more than £6m a year – almost as much as he was reportedly earning at Stamford Bridge.It is suggested in the Mail on Sunday, however, that Liverpool are making a last-ditch attempt to sign the 33-year-old left-back.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Cheerio! Raiders QB Derek Carr, back in London, is trolled in the NFL shop

first_imgDerek Carr needs a new travel agent.Last year Carr — and the Raiders — visited London for an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks. It did not go well. Carr was sacked eight times (two were negated by penalties). The last, early in the fourth quarter, drove Carr to the sideline with a left arm injury. Final score: Seattle 27, Oakland 3.Carr and the Raiders are in London once again as we speak — for an NFL game against the Chicago Bears. Whereas the Raiders were reeling at 1-4 last October …last_img

Gems and Hot Ideas About Life’s Origin

first_imgIt seems that origin-of-life speculations are constantly looking for new plot lines.  PhysOrg published a new idea that life started on diamonds.  Yes, “Diamonds may have been life”s best friend on primordial Earth,” it began, raising the interesting question whether friendship was a concept before consciousness emerged.  Since diamonds are thought to be among the oldest minerals on earth, some German researchers studied whether their surfaces would make good incubators for the birth of the first cell.  “In a series of laboratory experiments, the scientists showed that after treatment with hydrogen, natural diamond forms crystalline layers of water on its surface, essential for the development of life, and involved in electrical conductivity.”  How does one say “necessary and sufficient conditions” in German?  “When primitive molecules landed on the surface of these hydrogenated diamonds in the atmosphere of early Earth, the resulting reaction may have been sufficient enough to generate more complex organic molecules that eventually gave rise to life, researchers say.”    In another odd scenario, the BBC News suggested that life came from Venus.  If it is so difficult as to challenge the best astrobiologists on earth to imagine life forming on a congenial planet in the habitable zone, how much more from a scorching-hot, sultry cooker with a sulfuric-acid-drenched atmosphere?  The Wickramasinghe brothers (Chandra being long-time colleague of the late Fred Hoyle) don’t look at Venus that way.  They think “Venus’s clouds contain chemicals that are consistent with the presence of micro organisms.”  And so how did those Venus microbes arrive here on earth?  They were blown here by the solar wind.  A skeptical researcher considered this “not really very likely.”How do wild ideas get such good press?  If you need a refresher course on why crystals are not templates for information, read the 02/19/2004, 02/15/2004, and 06/08/2007 entries.  Progress will be measured in some future day by the decibel level of laughter such conjectures evoke among thinking people.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Assess crop health before reseeding forages

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Forage producers should carefully scout their flood-damaged pastures and hay fields for signs of crop health to determine if reseeding is necessary, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.“It’s important to take note of hoof damage to pastures,” Keith Johnson said. “Come back to the damaged areas often to assess if recovery is occurring. If there is permanent damage, plan on reseeding or renovating the field.”Johnson said producers should dig up several forage plants in pastures and hay fields to determine plant health. He also recommended washing away the soil on the roots and splitting open the crowns and taproots of legumes to see if the tissue is healthy or damaged.“Check with your crop insurance provider and Farm Service Agency representative to see if it is permissible to seed annual forages in drowned-out pockets within a corn or soybean field, or entire fields that have plants present but not much aboveground growth that can produce grain,” he said. “If seeding is permissible, review the labels of the herbicides you applied to the corn or soybeans to see what can be sown there without carryover effects.”Johnson offered these additional suggestions:* This late in the growing season, avoid warm-season grasses and seed spring oat in mid-August. Include forage turnip with the spring oat if the acreage will be grazed.* If grasses are nitrogen-deficient, apply about 50 pounds of nitrogen per acre. If applied to cool-season grass-dominant pastures, the nitrogen will help extend the grazing season.* Graze animals on well-drained fields first to minimize damage to flooded areas.* Test stored forages, such as hay and silage, for nutritional quality and consult a trained nutritionist to determine the proper rations for livestock. More information about forage testing can be found at www.foragetesting.org.last_img read more

After Game 1 rout, Blaze Spikers still got more to give

first_img“We know that they will come back strong, we know how they work,” said Delos Santos, whose squad scored a 25-23, 25-11, 25-17 win on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena to move just a win away from a perfect conference.But even in the cusp of a historic repeat, the Petron mentor said they could still do better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We don’t think of the sweep. Right now, we rest and try to recover and then give it our all on Game 2 [on Tuesday],” added Delos Santos. “But for tonight (Game 1), I’m very proud of the way my players performed.”Sisi Rondina scored 12 points for Petron’s 13th victory in as many games this conference. The high-leaping Rondina was a big factor off the bench to halt Rhea Dimaculangan’s combination plays. Bernadeth Pons added 10, while middle hitter Remy Palma had nine. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Game 2 is slated Tuesday at 7 p.m., also at MOA Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In contrast, F2 Logistics didn’t have anyone scoring in double figures, stymied by Petron’s well-placed floor defense that yielded 79 excellent digs compare to 54 by the Cargo Movers.Delos Santos may have learned his lessons during last year’s Grand Prix final when F2 coach Ramil de Jesus tweaked his lineup which threw off the Blaze Spikers’ game plan.“We go back and study Game 1 and see how much we can still improve,” added Delos Santos, the national team mentor.The Cargo Movers leaned heavily on Ara Galang who banged in nine points but could not get the usual numbers from Kim Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron, who were limited to a combined seven points.F2 team leaders Aby Maraño and Cha Cruz were also silent, scoring a total of six points, aside from making 27 errors against Petron’s 16.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue San Beda trounces Cebu five; CKSC stuns mapua MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? There is no way Petron is taking any chances.After whipping F2 Logistics in the opener of their Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals, Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said they are going back to the drawing board and think of ways to answer their opponent’s expected counterattacks.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

Best registration ends today

first_imgRegistration for the award-winning Best Center for its basketball and volleyball classes at Ateneo College covered courts ends Thursday. Nic Jorge, founding president of the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center, said the classes which started last Monday will last until June 15. The sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8-11:30 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics PH Wildcats move on to 2019 PONY World Series View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more