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first_imgDuminy tomiss WI gameNAGPUR, India (CMC):West Indies will not have to worry about the threat posed by J.P. Duminy after the left-hander was ruled out of tomorrow’s contest with a left hamstring injury. Duminy, South Africa’s highest run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals and a tidy left-arm spinner, picked up the injury during the 37-run victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai last Sunday.Duminy made an unbeaten 29 as South Africa rattled up 209 for five, but scans following the encounter at the Wankhede revealed the extent of the damage.”The scans, which were done yesterday, confirmed our clinical suspicion of a hamstring strain, which means that he will be ruled out of Friday’s game,” South Africa’s team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said.With Duminy ruled out, South Africa are mulling over the inclusion of Aaron Phangiso to provide the left-arm spin.Former T&T off-spinner Nanan diesPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) captain Rangy Nanan has died, media reports here have said. Nanan passed away at his home here following a period of poor health. He was 62.A virtual fixture in T&T’s side throughout the decade of the 1980s, off-spinner Nanan played 94 first-class matches for the national side, taking 366 wickets at an average of 23. Nanan, no mug with the bat either, gathered one first-class hundred – 125 – against Leeward Islands at Guaracara Park in 1983. He also finished with nine half-centuries.Despite his prowess, Nanan’s international career was limited to one Test, largely because of the West Indies’ heavy dependence on a four-pronged pace attack during the late 1970s and ’80s.Following his playing career, Nanan served as a police officer and was also a liaison officer for the West Indies team.last_img read more

Birthday boy Bailey-Cole signs for Puma

first_imgAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports Two-time Olympic relay gold medal winner and 100m Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole has signed a multi-year deal with sports goods manufacturer Puma, in the company’s latest show of support for Jamaican track and field. Puma are also said to be looking to deepen their roots with some of the island’s top youngsters – including an Olympic medallist, among those reportedly considering to put pen to paper with the German company in the coming days. Bailey-Cole, who trains with one of Puma’s most recognisable ambassadors Usain Bolt at the Racers Track Club, had been sponsored by adidas since he turned pro, but the sprinter, who celebrates his 24th birthday today, was in Herzogenaurach, Germany – home of Puma’s headquarters a couple of days ago, where the deal is believed to have been signed. The sprinter posted several pictures to his personal account on Instagram from Herzogenaurach, while wearing branded gear from the company, under the caption: “Two things define us. Our patience when we have nothing and our attitude when we have everything.” His post also included the hashtags #puma and #pumarunning as well as the company’s most recent marketing note #foreverfaster. Puma is shortly expected to officially announce their partnership with Bailey-Cole but the company, which also has the likes of Hansle Parchment and Ristananna Tracey among its rank of Jamaican athletes, seems far from done, with a number of other interesting deals being lined up. Puma is a long-time sponsor of the Jamaica Olympic Association as well as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and is a mainstay at a number of development and marquee meets across the island.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after more than 2 years

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Mourinho lasted 2½ years at United and won two titles, the English League Cup and the Europa League in his first season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 file photo Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho reacts in frustration during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect. The decision was announced Tuesday Dec.18, 2018, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect.The decision was announced Tuesday, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Spurs ‘starting to figure out each other’ as they go 5-1 on homestand Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club. We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFCFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 View commentslast_img read more

Kuwait Identifies with Liberia in Ebola Fight

first_imgLiberia’s strong and nurtured diplomatic tie with many countries around the world is yielding fruits, especially in the Ebola crisis. One of the latest countries to come in with aid to combat the Ebola virus is the Middle Eastern Islamic state of Kuwait, from where a consignment of medical equipment and accessories has arrived help fight the Ebola virus.According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy near Kuwait City, the consignment of medical equipment and supplies is valued at more than US$45,000.The dispatch said 470 boxes of medical items include Non-Woven Surgical face mask-ear loops, disposable N 95 face masks, non woven surgical face mask-ties, medical gloves, alcohol swab pads among others. The items are expected to help reinforce government’s delivery of treatment and prevention services in health centers around the country.Liberia’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, H.E. Konah Blackett, negotiated and procured the items from Dr. Sanad Rasheed Al-Fadala, chairman and CEO of Taiba Hospital &IMS last month and conferred with Dr. Nabel Abdul Rahem,a Kuwaiti engineer consultant, who handled the shipment.The Liberian Embassy expressed gratitude to Dr. Sanad Rashed Al-Fadala and Dr. Nabeel Abdul Raheem for their humanitarian gesture to Liberia during the Ebola crisis.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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UNICEF, Govt partner on Safe School Project for children of Venezuelan migrants

first_imgThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Guyana and the Government have partnered on a Safe School Project for the children of Venezuelan migrants, who are living in Region One (Barima- Waini) and other regions.This was announced by UNICEF Guyana’s Emergency Specialist Ian Jones at Monday’s Multi-Stakeholder Committee Meeting at the Department of Citizenship.As part of the project, UNICEF Guyana is partnering with the University of Guyana’s engineering students to expand the learning spaces in the regions using local materials during the July-August school break.The Region One villages of Kamwatta, Imbotero, Port Kaituma and Mabaruma will benefit from this initiative while Whitewater and Wauna (also in Region One) will receive learning materials and aids.Moreover, in partnership with the Education Ministry, UNICEF Guyana will continue its Early Childhood Development engagements in Yarrakita, Imbotero and Khan’s Hill.Meanwhile, the Department of Citizenship is in the process of finalising a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) developed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the implementation of Population Registration Identity Management Eco System (PRIMES).Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, in a Ministry of the Presidency Public Information and Press Services release, explained that the PRIMES would see migrants being registered using information and communication technology. The migrants will be issued with a card, which will be used as an indicator that they were processed and are legally in the country.last_img read more

No injuries in skydiving plane crash

first_imgPolice have confirmed that everyone survived the crash of a sky-diving plane on Friday afternoon.An RCMP release says the pilot of the Cessna 182 made a distress call shortly after 2 o’clock, when the aircraft suffered a “major engine failure”.The aircraft was carrying five skydivers at the time, and at around 5,000 feet, the pilot advised the jumpers to evacuate the faltering plane.- Advertisement -The pilot was then able to successfully land the plane in a field west of the 269 road, in the Grandhaven area. Remarkably, the only damage the aircraft suffered was from the engine failure itself.All five of the skydivers landed safely in the vicinity of the landfill and no injuries have been reported.Photo – An RCMP officer investigates Friday’s crash.  Jon Zacks – read more

KCCA, Vipers dumped out of confederations Cup

first_img Tags: allan kyambaddeallan okelloCAF Confederations CupCS SfaxienKCCA FCMike MutebiOtoho Doyopatrick kadduvipers sc KCCA FC players exit the pitch after eliminations from the Confederations Cup on Sunday (Photo by KCCA FC Media)CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19-Playoff Round-2nd LegSunday, 20-01-2019-KCCA FC 2-0 Otoho Doyo (2-3 Agg)StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo-CS Sfaxien 3-0 Vipers SC (3-0 Agg)Tareb Mhiri stadium, SfaxUganda’s representatives in the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup, KCCA FC and Vipers SC were on Sunday dumped out of the competition by their respective opponents.KCCA who went into the 2nd leg trailing 3-0, won the game at Lugogo 2-0 but were eliminated 3-2 on aggregate.On a wet afternoon at the StarTimes Stadium, KCCA scored two second half goals but failed to mount a late surge for a third that would have seen the tie go into penalties.Patrick Kaddu opened the scoring with a well taken header in the 75th minute before Allan Okello found the back of the net from the spot with just a minute to play in regulation time.In the two added minutes, KCCA failed to get close to the Otoho penalty area before the final whistle was sounded by the referee.In the first half which was highlighted by heavy down pour, KCCA failed to impose themselves on Otoho as ball movement was hampered by the wet surface at Lugogo. It was however welcome conditions for the visitors who sat deep from the word go, resorting to hooking the ball out of their half on multiple occassions.The best chance of the opening 45 minutes fell to Allan Kyambadde but his weak shot from inside the area was comfortably dealt with by Wolfrigon Mongondza Ngobo in the Othoho goal.With the down pour no more at the start of the second half, KCCA took the initiative and mounted one attack after the other but had to wait until 15 minutes from time to open the scoring. After a well worked corner by Okello and Gift Ali, the later sent in a cross which bounced off an Otoho defender’s back and into Kaddu’s path to poke it in past Ngobo for 1-0.Moments later, Ngobo made a world class save to deny Allan Okello from distance as the goalkeeper dived low to pury the snap-shot away from danger.With time running out, Kyambadde made a brilliant run down the right and was fouled Lekolo in the area. Okello stood up and sent Ngobo the wrong way for 2-0.Despite needing only a single goal to level matters, KCCA could not manufacture any opportunities in the two added minutes as Otoho held on to reach the lucrative group stages of the competition.The loss means that KCCA have failed to reach the Group stage on the continent for the first time in three years. Mike Mutebi’s side were involved in the last 8 of the Confederations Cup in 2017 before achieving the same fate in the Champions League last year.For Vipers, they lost 3-0 on Sunday to bow out of the Confederations Cup by the same score line, on aggregate.Vipers lost their tie 3-0 on Aggregate (file photo)The Kitende based side who went into the tie having drawn 0-0 in the first leg, were over powered by record winners CS Sfaxien at the Tareb Mhiri Stadium in Sfax City.Alaeddine Marzouki’s put the home side 1-0 up inside the opening 15 minutes.Fifteen minutes later, Nigerian Kingsley Sokari headed past Vipers’ Burundian goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora for the second goal, ensuring that Sfaxien held a 2-0 advantage at the break.The final nail in Vipers coffin was thumped by Manucho deep in stoppage time as the Tunisians booked their slot in the much treasured group stages.Comments last_img read more

Spotty rains helping and hurting Ohio crops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jon Miller, Fairfield CountyLast Friday we got anywhere from a quarter to a little over a half inch on most of our fields. And the Monday before that we had about a half-inch also. Moisture-wise I think we have been some of the luckier ones in the state. Things really look just about as good as we could hope for at this point.Most of our corn is done pollinating. We have some early corn planted on April 18 and we pulled an ear at sweet corn stage already. It is progressing really well with the heat and moisture. It may be an early harvest.Most of the corn pollinated in the low to mid-80s range for temperature. We were maybe a little dry for a couple of days for pollination, but nothing severe.We brought all of the equipment back last Thursday for baling straw and called it quits. We should be between 96,000 and 97,000 bales of straw for the year, which was double what we did last year and it was tremendous. We had the weather to do it. A lot of times we’ll be baling almost until August and this year we were done last week with more bales.I am on the Trade Policy and Biotech team for the National Corn Growers Association and we had meetings last week in Washington, D.C. and the Corn Congress was after that. A good friend and good leader for Ohio, John Linder, got elected to the NCGA Board. He was the highest vote getter in the election. That is the first time ever that Ohio has had two on that board at one time. We have Anthony Bush and John Linder — both from Morrow County — on there now and Ohio should be proud of that. Ohio is well respected at the national level.It seems like there is a huge crop out there after hearing from people across the country. After talking to everyone, it may be tough for the markets to really rally much.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

Midwest Floods of 2019: The Latest Disaster to Learn From

first_imgThe catastrophic flooding in Nebraska and other states along the Missouri River has brought back painful memories of major floods like those in 1993 and 2011. We know that floods are becoming more frequent and causing far more damage. The National Climate Assessment has warned that floods are more likely to occur in the Midwest as the climate changes. Bill McKibben, in an interview with, pointed out that Nebraska’s “current trauma is part of everyone’s future.” The flooding in the Midwest is the latest in a long line of catastrophic disasters that have climate change’s fingerprints all over them. While inland states suffer many more flood disasters than coastal states, they are more localized and usually don’t grab the national spotlight, unless they rise to the level of calamity seen in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Most people recall the names of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, and Michael, while major inland floods tend to quickly fade from the nation’s collective memory. Since 2015, some of the nation’s biggest flood disasters have not resulted from hurricanes and tropical storms. They have occurred miles inland in central Louisiana (2016, $10.6 billion in losses), Houston (2016, $2.8 billion), Texas and Oklahoma (2015, $2.7 billion), Texas and Louisiana (2016, $2.4 billion), and South Carolina (2015, $2.2 billion).RELATED ARTICLESFlooding Is More Than a Coastal ProblemUrban Flooding: A Problem That’s Getting WorseIs It Time to Move Our Cities?Resilience as a Driver of ChangeResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense Storms Even among recent hurricanes — Harvey and Florence in particular — historic levels of rain caused far more damage inland, compared to storm surge or high winds along the coastline. The damages from the 2019 floods are still being tallied, but are expected to exceed $1.3 billion in Nebraska alone. Storms with no names do lots of damage Record disaster years have led to a growing recognition that we need to better prepare for floods and rebuild differently, not to mention adapt to the impacts of climate change. For flooding, attention is often focused on areas where “named storms” (i.e., hurricanes) have wreaked havoc or on coastal cities slowly being overtaken by sea level rise. Sometimes overlooked are the inland areas that are struggling with the increasing frequency and severity of flood disasters, like what’s happened in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Our national memory does not always recall these “non-named” disasters as time passes. The tragic flooding and resulting damage, trauma, and loss of life that communities are experiencing demand that the nation take long-overdue actions to avoid these types of tragedies in the future. In order to help those who will spend the coming months and years recovering from the Midwest Floods of 2019, the nation needs to move swiftly on the actions below. Reinstate federal flood protection standards President Trump rescinded federal flood protection standards just days before Hurricane Harvey, a major misstep that grows increasingly damaging with each passing flood disaster. The Trump administration said it would propose a new standard, but that has proven to be an empty promise. Federal flood protection standards would ensure that public areas are sited and designed with an additional margin of safety for future flooding and sea level rise. Congress could put a federal flood protection standard back in place and there’s interest in doing just that. Help people move to higher ground A growing number of Americans are tired of being flooded repeatedly and they need assistance to move to higher ground. Unfortunately, that can be hard to come by, as government disaster assistance usually prioritizes rebuilding in the same vulnerable place. Owners of these homes are, in a sense, trapped by the disaster aid programs designed to enable rebuilding. We need to make it far easier for flood disaster survivors to get assistance to move to higher ground when they would prefer to do so. Congress has requested that the Government Accountability Office find out why buyouts and relocation efforts are so inefficient and time-consuming. And the Natural Resources Defense Council has called for making buyouts of flood-prone homes a benefit of flood insurance coverage. Reform the National Flood Insurance Program The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) should be a linchpin in the nation’s efforts to prepare for and recover from flood disasters, but in its current state it’s a liability, especially when you factor in the growing influence of climate change. The NFIP not only provides insurance to millions of Americans, but it is also responsible for mapping flood risks, establishing minimum development standards for the nation’s floodplains, and it is a primary source of flood risk information. In every aspect of the program, it fails to deliver what’s needed. NRDC has long called for climate-smart NFIP reforms that include: Helping people move to higher ground. The NFIP could directly provide funding to help people who live in flood-prone homes to move out of harm’s way, but it doesn’t. For the majority of the most flood-prone homes in the NFIP, NRDC has found it would be cost effective to provide this assistance and help thousands of people relocate now — and help many more in the future. Increase transparency and require disclosure of flood risks. If people are denied access to information, they cannot avoid buying or renting a home in a place that’s at high risk of flooding. Congress should: require past flood damages and other information be disclosed to homebuyers and renters (28 states currently have inadequate or no disclosure requirements at all); require that homeowners have a right to know about past flood damage claims paid by the NFIP or private insurers; and require FEMA to publish much more of the data it collects through the NFIP, most of which is kept out of public view. Produce flood maps that reflect future conditions and climate change. FEMA’s flood maps do not take into account how flooding will get worse in the future due to incidents of extreme weather, sea level rise, and other factors. As a result, the potential for larger floods, like those affecting Nebraska and the Midwest, and those that the National Climate Assessment says are in the future, are not accounted for on official flood maps used for making development decisions. Implement resilience provisions Flooding in Nebraska has caused substantial damage to Offutt Air Force Base, the headquarters for Strategic Air Command. This is the third major military installation heavily damaged by floods and hurricanes in the past year. Last year, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the largest Marine Corps base in the world, was hit hard by Hurricane Florence, and Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida was leveled by Hurricane Michael. It would be laughable that President Trump questions the national security implications of climate change, given these damages, if he were not so dangerously off-base. Last year Congress directed the Department of Defense to pursue a suite of actions to ensure military bases were prepared for the impacts of climate change. In light of the damage military bases have sustained recently, that looks like a pretty smart move. The Center for Climate and Security highlighted some of those actions, which include: “Floodplain requirements on new military construction (roughly $10 billion annually): Projects must identify whether they are in the 100-year floodplain, and if so, they must not only include mitigation plans, but be designed to assume an additional 2 feet above the base flood elevation (3 feet for mission critical facilities). This was originally a bipartisan stand-alone bill introduced by Senators Schatz, Moran, and Reed. (Sec 2805) “Inclusion of energy and climate considerations into installation master plans (which govern how a base is laid out and where new construction will occur). (Sec 2805) “Authority to expend Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative funds to protect military installation resilience (Sec 312i) “Expanding Defense Access Roads authority to improve critical roads outside a base that are impacted by sea-level rise and recurrent flooding. (Sec 2865)” Rob Moore is a senior policy analyst with the Healthy People and Thriving Communities program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. This post originally appeared at the NRDC Expert Blog and is republished here with permission.last_img read more