Melbourne, St Thomas secure berth in final

first_img MASSIVE RESULT Melbourne and St Thomas earned the right to contest the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Senior Cup after recording contrasting first-innings wins over University of the West Indies (UWI) and Kingston Cricket Club yesterday. Melbourne, in their first finals appearance since 2012, overcame the challenge of UWI after scoring 274 in response to the home team’s 244 at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval, UWI. Leading the batting exploits of Melbourne was United States batsman Steven Taylor, who ended unbeaten on 138. The left-handed strokemaker, who batted at number three and was 63 not out overnight after his team closed on 145 for one, slammed 12 fours and three sixes. He also shared in a 179-run second-wicket stand with Guyanese opener Trevon Griffith, who added six to his overnight score of 63. In-form national all-rounder Rovman Powell, with six wickets for 75, led the bowling for UWI, with off-spinner Horaine Linton, two for 73, providing assistance. Batting a second time, UWI – who were contesting their first semi-final after entering the country’s premier two-day tournament two seasons ago – closed on 172 for eight when stumps were drawn minutes after 5 p.m. “It’s a massive result for us, having not reached the final for a while,” said Melbourne captain, Nikita Miller, reacting to their win. “We have had a good season so far and it was good to see us come here and get the better of a decent UWI team,” he added. At Goodyear Oval in St Thomas, the home team, after resuming on 178 for eight in reply to Kingston’s modest first-innings total of 163, scored 190, with in-form left-arm spinner, Paul Harrison, claiming seven for 33. Captain Carlton Baugh Jr top-scored with 53. Facing a deficit of 27, Kingston then went in chase of quick runs to try and force a result, and declared their second innings on 222 for four. Big-hitting opener Aaron Johnson hit 62, with all-rounder Derval Green adding 59. Set an outright victory target of 195, St Thomas closed on 112 for four.last_img read more

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Dillinger, Durham rave about De Ocampo heading into finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESBoth Jared Dillinger and Allen Durham have been under the bright lights of the PBA Finals.Dillinger is a proud owner of five PBA championships while Durham was the defender of Justin Brownlee in what became arguably the biggest shot in Ginebra’s championship history.ADVERTISEMENT Improving Star’s chemistry priority for Victolero for next season OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson While they have enough finals experience between them, both players will still look up to six-time champion Ranidel De Ocampo once the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup finals roll in.“He’s a huge addition,” said Durham of the veteran forward Thursday after the Bolts clinched the Finals berth with a 91-88 win over Star in Game 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You guys saw we struggled a little bit and then Ranidel came and hit a big shot, that’s what he’s been doing for years, for TNT, and now he can do it for us. I’m happy he’s on our team now.”Meralco held an 86-83 lead with less than two minutes left in overtime when De Ocampo drilled a long two-pointer that gave them an 88-83 buffer at the 1:21 mark. LATEST STORIES View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As for Dillinger, there is nothing strange with De Ocampo thriving in big moments since all of his titles were won with the big man being hoisting the trophy up with him.“I’ve been playing with that guy for so long and as soon as he got here we meshed right from the start,” said Dillinger. “Everyone knows what Ranidel is, everyone knows his game and his accomplishments so to have a guy like that on our team, who’s been through so much, it just gives us a legitimate shot at the title this year.”Dillinger has been so accustomed to De Ocampo that he can afford to throw shade at his bearded teammate.“He’s never going too fast, he’s like the slowest guy out there but he knows how to get to his spots, I can’t see enough nice things about that guy. It’s Ranidel, Mr. Delightful!”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Northern Lights College to host grailquest races

first_img Grailquest has been held for over 20 years and was originally based on the Monty Python movie Quest for the Holy Grail. The race is one part of a series of races known as the Grande Prairie College Cross Country Running Series, where runners earn points towards the season championship. The championship will be presented in Grande Prarie in October.   The event is open to anyone who is interested in running, with different distances designated for specific age groups. Grades 1-3 and 4-6 will run for 1.5 kilometres, grades 7-9 and 10-12 girls will run for 3 km and grades 10-12 boys, plus men and women 19 years old and over will run a 5 km distance. The first person to cross the finish line in each category will win “The Grail” a prize valued at over $100. Medals will also be awarded to runners in all categories based on finishing times.- Advertisement – Draw prizes will also be available to be won by all participants, which are considered to be more valuable than the medals. The event will also feature refreshments after the races are completed. The event costs $8 per runner, and registration begins at 9 a.m. at Northern Lights College. The races will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, email Grant at gcspelsberg@shaw.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor information, call Charles or Maria Claver at (562) 693-5853. Instructors for fine arts sought PICO RIVERA – Pico Rivera REACH (Recreation and Education Accelerating Children’s Hopes) seeks new instructors and specialists to work in different media, including visual arts, ceramics, dance, music, drama and film. Instructors are responsible for providing qualified, arts-based instruction to children in a school setting and will work 10 to 20 hours per week. WHITTIER – The Whittier Conservancy will host its annual Candlelight Walk at 7 p.m. Thursday. The walk will begin at the home of Dorothea Boyd, 13503 Sycamore Drive. Participants will walk along Haviland Avenue to view the eclectic architectural styles on that street. After the walk, refreshments will be offered. The event is free. Salary ranges from $15 to $25 per hour and depends on experience. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and have relevant experience working with children. Supplemental college course work is desired. REACH is a grant-funded after-school program (2 to 6 p.m.) provided in partnership with the El Rancho Unified School District. The goals of the program are to enhance academics for children, reduce absenteeism and improve behavior. A fully completed city application, supplemental questionnaire, cover letter and resume, and lesson plan must be submitted to the Human Resources Office, Pico Rivera City Hall, 6615 Passons Blvd. Applications can also be downloaded at www.pico-rivera.org. Recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of candidates have been hired. For information, call (562) 801-4448. Chamber plans Spirit Breakfast LA MIRADA – The Chamber of Commerce will host a Holiday Spirit Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Select, 14299 Firestone Blvd. Cost is $25 and includes breakfast and entertainment by Phantom Projects, an educational theater group. The event is open to prospective and current members of the chamber. For information, call (562) 902-1970. La Mirada to host annual chili concert LA MIRADA – The city will host its annual Chili Holiday Concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Civic Center. The free event includes chili and entertainment provided by local students. In addition, there will be holiday carolers, hot chocolate, cookies and photos with Santa Claus. Arts, crafts and games will be available for children. For information, call (562) 943-7277. Singers to offer performance, tea WHITTIER- The New Century Singers will offer a holiday music performance and tea at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Salem Lutheran Church, 6442 South Glengarry Ave. Women are encouraged to wear hats and gloves, while men should wear ties for afternoon tea following the performance. Assorted teas, scones, sandwiches, fruit and dessert will be offered. A voluntary offering will be taken to pay for the event. – From staff reports 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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SNAKES ALIVE! FAMILY’S TERROR AS HOUSE IS INFESTED BY MICE LEFT BEHIND BY NEIGHBOUR AND HER PET PYTHON

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is sending a team of exterminators to a house after complaints by a family that their house is infested with mice left behind by a woman who bred the rodents to feed her pet python snake.The woman has since left James Larkin Court in the Oldtown area but hundreds of mice have been left behind.Mum and daughter Sheila and Lisa Wright’s lives have been made hell since their neighbour moved out leaving hundreds of mice breeding out of control in the house next door. But since the woman left with pet snake Lucifer three months ago, the mice have multiplied and have infested several homes on the estate.Horrified Lisa said their troubles only began when their neighbour moved out taking her snake and other animals with her.“We didn’t have any problems before this. It’s only since she moved out that this has happened. She had all sorts of animals including the snake, two turtles, three dogs, hamsters and the mice.“There are at least five houses on the estate now that are crawling with mice,” she said. One of the worst moments for the mum and daughter came a few days ago when mum Sheila went to make herself some toast for breakfast when a mouse popped out of it!“I had only bought the new toaster and I had to throw it out. The sight of the mouse coming out of it and running along the top of the worktop will stay with me for the rest of my life,” she said.Another neighbour revealed how council workers recently removed an old mattress from the garden of the former neighbour and it was literally “crawling with mice.”Now Lisa thinks their problems could be getting worse and they could now even have rats.“I have heard noises and they’re not just mice unless they’re wearing boots. Also the bin in my room was knocked over and a mouse wouldn’t be able to do that,” she said. Lisa and her mum are now out a fortune setting dozens of mousetraps and buying bottles of disinfectant to keep their house clean.They suspect the mice are coming in from a gap behind their sink but despite contacting the local town council, they have heard nothing yet.They are even spending most of their time eating out because they can’t stomach eating at home surrounded by mice.“We just can’t eat at home anymore. The thought of eating in that kitchen is making us sick. It’s costing us a fortune eating out,” added Sheila. EndsSNAKES ALIVE! FAMILY’S TERROR AS HOUSE IS INFESTED BY MICE LEFT BEHIND BY NEIGHBOUR AND HER PET PYTHON was last modified: April 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare 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:letterkennypythonsnakelast_img read more

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WOMAN STOLE iPHONE FROM BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE

first_imgAn 18 year old woman who stole an iPhone from a beauty supply store in Letterkenny has been given the Probation Act.Letterkenny court.Samaroa Tinichigiu, of 14 Hazelbrook Crescent, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. The court heard that the accused entered a back room of Jules Hair and Beauty Supplies at Rossview Business Park in Letterkenny on July 12th last.The accused was later identified and admitted stealing the phone which was valued at €400 and which was later recovered.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been born in Romania but was living here since she was two years old.He said she had just completed her Leaving Cert and had no money and simply stole the phone to sell it on.The court heard she had no previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November 27th for a probation report.WOMAN STOLE iPHONE FROM BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:courtdonegalIPHONEJules Hair and Beauty SuppliesletterkennySamaroa Tinichigiulast_img read more

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Switching their loyalties

first_img The game has a different meaning for Grillo. He wants payback for losing to Palmdale last year when he played for Lancaster. “I want to beat them because they beat us last year,” he said. “A lot of people gave me a hard time when I transferred this summer, so this is my chance to show them we’re a real football school here.” The game possessed a little more intrigue when it was first scheduled. Palmdale went 8-3 in 2004 before it was upset by St. Francis in the first round of the Southern Section Div. III playoffs. Oaks Christian went 14-0, easily winning the Div. XI title. The Lions’ critics complained their schedule wasn’t rigorous, so Redell added Palmdale to the schedule as a test for his young team. Palmdale has struggled this season. The Falcons are just 2-4, although two of those losses have come to teams that won Southern Section titles last year: Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (Div. III) and Crespi of Encino (Div. X). “I guess this is the game where Oaks Christian is finally playing somebody,” Redell joked. “(Palmdale has) lost a few games, but they’re still a very fine football team. I think they’re a lot better than their record. “They haven’t broken loose yet, and I just hope they wait another week to do it.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WESTLAKE VILLAGE – All you need to know about Marc Tyler’s loyalties is written in silver pen across his eye-black strips on game days: 661. That’s the area code in Lancaster, which Tyler calls home. During the week, Tyler attends Oaks Christian in Westlake Village and stays with Lions star quarterback Jimmy Clausen. On weekends, he’s home in the Antelope Valley. Oaks Christian defensive end Tommy Grillo hasn’t started writing an area code on his equipment, but he gets home more often, making the 82-mile trip from his home in Lancaster two or three times a week. He stays with his aunt and uncle in Thousand Oaks one or two nights each week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Tyler, who is in his third year at Oaks Christian, and Grillo, who transferred to Oaks Christian last summer after two years at Lancaster High, have many friends in Lancaster. They’ll square off against some of them tonight when Oaks Christian plays host to Palmdale in a nonleague game. “I’m really excited,” said Tyler, who has developed into one of the nation’s top running backs in the Class of 2007. “I’ve been looking forward to this game ever since we scheduled it over the summer. Actually, I was one of the people who told coach (Bill) Redell to schedule it. ” Tyler and Grillo grew up playing against Palmdale stars such as running back Dominic Blood, receiver Tyreace House and quarterback Rodney Trimm in Pop Warner football and Palmdale Youth Football. They acknowledge there has been plenty of trash-talking since the game showed up on the schedule. “I see them all the time, and everyone is always saying how we’re just a little Div. XI school and how we don’t play anybody, so this is my chance to show them they’re wrong,” said Tyler, the son of former UCLA and 49ers star Wendell Tyler. “They talked a lot over the summer, but it slowed a little bit after we beat them in passing league.” last_img read more

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TG4 TO SHOW DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND GLORY BID AGAINST KERRY

first_imgTG4 Ladies Senior Football Championship Round 2 QualifierMonday 4 August – Donegal v Kerry, Birr, 4pm – Live TG4Donegal’s Senior Ladies are hoping to cause a huge upset when they travel to Birr on Monday for the Round 2 All-Ireland Qualifier. Davy McLaughlin’s team has shown huge improvement in recent months as the Moville man looks to put our Ladies fortunes on an upward curve.Kerry are overwhelming favourites to progress; one bookmaker in Tralee has apparently offered odds of 14/1 for Donegal to win!But Donegal aren’t going to Offaly to make up the numbers and despite losing to eventual Ulster champions Armagh in the provincial championship, they showed enough improvement to worry Kerry.And the Munster women, despite being in the top ranks of the Ladies game, were hammered by Cork in their provincial decider and must surely have weak points. Donegal can welcome back Therese McCafferty and Roisin Friel to the squad too, giving McLaughlin something of a selection headache – not a bad complaint to have in August.If the Donegal defence can cope with the two time All Star winners Louise Ní Muircheartaigh and Sarah Houlihan, and our players shine on the day, this might just be a good day for the Tir Chonaill girls.Get down and support them if you can – if you can’t, it’s on TG4 live. TG4 TO SHOW DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND GLORY BID AGAINST KERRY was last modified: August 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:all-irelandBirrdonegal ladiesKerry LadiesOffalyRound 2last_img read more

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Cell Division Involves “Vast Array of Molecules and Processes”

first_imgScientists continue to probe the roles of individual proteins in the symphony of molecules involved in cell division.  An article on Science Daily discussed work at Rockefeller University to understand one such protein named PRC1 that acts as a kind of molecular foreman for spindle orientation.  The opening paragraph is the notable part: Just before a cell divides into two – the basic act of reproducing life – the cellular environment must be exquisitely prepared.  The exact timing and localization of the vast array of molecules and processes involved in duplicating chromosomes and separating the offspring from the parent is one of the basic wonders of biology and is at the core of both healthy living and diseases such as cancer, which arise when the process goes awry.The article made no mention of evolution, except to hint that it hasn’t occurred with PRC1: “Scientists have known that PRC1, for ‘Protein Regular [sic; Regulator] of Cytokines 1,’ is required in yeast, plants and humans for linking together the polymers that make up spindles, called microtubules, in a specific orientation.”Looks like it will be a great year for intelligent design science, now that the fogma has been clearing from the Darwin Bicentennial for a year now.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA to host women’s cricket challenge

first_imgLocal cricketer Olivia Anderson is making a name for herself in England. (Image: Cricinfo) South Africa was recently chosen to host the inaugural ICC Women’s Cricket Challenge, which will take place in Potchefstroom, North West province, from 6 to 16 October 2010.The tournament will be played under the auspices of the International Cricket Council (ICC), with Cricket South Africa (CSA) as the official host.According to the ICC, the challenge will take the form of all-women teams, currently ranked between fifth and 10th in the world, competing in a series of one day intenational (ODI) and Twenty20 fixtures. Countries in the line-up are South Africa, the Netherlands, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Ireland.“This tournament is an ideal way for the women’s teams ranked outside of the top four to gain more match experience in both ODI and Twenty20 formats,” ICC global development manager Matthew Kennedy said in a statement.The first round of the challenge will consist of ODIs, while the spectators’ favourite – the Twenty20 games – will begin on 14 October. Most of the matches will be played at the North West University’s Potchefstroom campus.It’s hoped the October competition will shake up women’s ODI rankings and enable some of the competing countries to qualify for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to be played in India in 2013.“The tournament will also provide a good challenge for all six competing teams, as none of them has yet qualified for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup,” Kennedy said.The top-four women ODI teams – England, New Zealand, India and defending champions Australia – have already qualified for the World Cup, which features eight nations.South Africa participated in the 2009 World Cup held in Australia, and hosted it in 2005.The country’s female players are expected to perform well in the African qualifier games, which will wrap up in December 2010.The final international qualifiers, to be held in Bangladesh in November 2011, will see 10 nations battle it out for the four remaining World Cup spots.SA women on a good wicketSouth Africa’s first national women’s cricket squad was selected in 1997 and since then the country taken bold steps to develop the sport for females – this includes setting up the Cricket South Africa Women’s Cricket Committee.Women’s cricket gained further momentum in South Africa at the start of the millennium when competitions such as the interprovincial league were initiated. In the early 2000s more than 9 000 females from 1 109 schools and 269 clubs were playing cricket, according to CSA.Local batswoman Olivia Anderson, who debuted for South Africa in 2008, is currently making a name for herself in the UK playing for Shepperton Cricket Club. She’s racked up 1 000 runs this season, after scoring 76 off 66 balls in a match against Purley Redoubtables on 8 August.Although the final player selections for the October challenge have yet to be announced, Anderson is one of the favourites for the South African squad.last_img read more

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