first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC):Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed became the first bowler in history to take 100 Twenty20 International wickets as she spearheaded a brilliant West Indies Women bowling effort, to help dispose of Pakistan Women by four runs in a close Women’s Twenty20 World Cup contest here yesterday.Defending 103 for eight off 20 overs, West Indies Women stunningly restricted the Pakistanis to a paltry 99 for five off their 20 overs, to make a winning start to their Group B campaign.Mohammed picked up three for 25, a spell that hurt Pakistan Women’s momentum as she claimed the only two players to get into the 20s – Bismah Maroof with 22 and opener Sidra Ameen with 20.She was brilliantly supported by miserly spells from captain Stafanie Taylor, whose four overs cost 16 runs and fellow off-spinner Hayley Matthews, who conceded just 14 runs from her four overs.Behind their combined efforts, Pakistan Women crawled to 44 for one at the halfway stage and failed to accelerate over the last 10 overs.Earlier, Taylor top-scored with 40 to become the third woman to pass 2,000 T20I runs, but she was the only player to pass 20 in the innings, as West Indies Women also struggled after being sent in at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.She put on 28 for the first wicket with Matthews, who scored 15, but once the partner-ship was broken in the sixth over, the Caribbean side plunged to 37 for three in the eighth over.Shaquana Quintyne was run out off the first ball she faced – the final one of the over – without scoring and star batsman Deandra Dottin lasted just two balls before she was bowled by left-arm spinner Sadia Yousuf (2-14).REVIVING INNINGSTaylor, who faced 48 balls and struck five fours, then joined former captain Merissa Aguilleira (15) to revive the innings with a 35-run, fourth wicket partnership.The right-handed Taylor was bowled by Player of the Match, left-arm spinner Anam Amin (4-16) in the 15th over and yet again, the end of the partnership saw a cluster of wickets with another three falling for just five runs.Shemaine Campbelle (14) and Stacy-Ann King (12) added 21 for the seventh wicket, allowing West Indies Women to eke outprecious runs at the end.In reply, Pakistan Women lost key player Javeria Khan when she retired hurt after the fourth ball of the innings but Bismah Maroof and Sidra Ameen added 40 for the firstwicket, to keep the score ticking over.With the Pakistanis fighting back, Mohammed struck for West Indies Women, claiming Sidra Ameen with the last ball of her second over.In her following over – the 11th of the innings – she made two key strikes knocking over Aliya Riaz (2) and Bismah Maroof to leave Pakistan Women in disarray at 44 for three in the 11th over.Captain Sana Mir mounted a last-ditch effort, posting 27 for the fourth wicket with Muneeba Ali (15) and 26 for the fifth wicket with Asmavia Iqbal (19 not out), but the required run rate of seven runs per over off the last five overs proved too much.last_img read more

first_img…Region 2 officials order home be demolishedBeing unable to deal with the economic crisis in neighbouring Venezuela, Haimwattie Sooknandan and her family returned home to Guyana in hope of being able to start a new chapter in life, but now they are on the verge of being homeless, because the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Authorities have ordered the demolition of a house they were constructing.Workers demolishing the houseWhen Sooknandan returned from Venezuela, she was offered a plot of land at Jibb on the Essequibo Coast, to construct a house for her family. She explained that Balkarran Sooklall, the man who had been occupying the land for over 48 years, gave her family written permission to build on the property, and the Evergreen-Paradise Neighbourhood Democratic Council supported that decision.The woman is contending that while in the process of constructing the building, Deputy Regional Executive Officer Roopkumar Persaud and Administrative Officer Morris Walcott stormed the site and ordered that construction cease, even as they began demolishing what was already constructed.“When the house (was) almost complete, the REO sent the DREO and Morris Walcott, and them come and break down the house and carry away the material. Them just come and say that the REO sent them to break the house and carry (away) the material, because this is a squatting land,” Sooknandan related.“It got like 40 houses in the land, and it have light and water. It have people here that farming. The NDC does take care of this place, and they tell the DREO to stop breaking up the house, but he nah want to listen to nobody, and he say that he is he own boss,” she added.She noted that the family has since met with Region Two Executive Officer Rupert Hopkinson, who initially said he did not order the house demolished, but did inform that should the family return to the location, the structure would be demolished.Sooknandan has said she has run out of options, since she had borrowed money to make a down payment on the building materials, and she now owes the supplier over $500,000.“They called me back for the material, and me tell them that me can’t accept that, because the material got serious damage and me can’t accept that because them nah tek them time, them kick down the wood them. Them behave like hooligan. Them man this eye-passing to people. I want them fuh compensate meh fuh me time. Them got fuh compensate meh and build back meh house how them get um,” Sooknandan related.The distraught woman has indicated that she would be exploring her legal options on the matter. She related that she is presently renting a house, but would have to vacate same, since both she and her husband are unemployed.In an effort to bring closure to the incident, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt met with Sooknandan, and has since engaged the REO.When this newspaper contacted the REO on this and other matters, he said he was busy and could not comment on the issue.last_img read more

first_imgOf the 14 Cup races held at the track, nine have had no passes for the lead in the final 50 laps, including the past three Auto Club 500s. “We haven’t seen as exciting racing as we have on some other tracks,” said three-time California Speedway race winner Jeff Gordon, who is on the pole for today’s 250-lap race. “I’m not sure why … I think because there is so much room here to race on, we don’t see many cautions and the cars get real spread out and sometimes that’s not going to be as exciting to the fans.” “Nobody was complaining about that race,” she said. “It was so good, people forgot about it being boring.” It’s the nature of the beast, said Les Richter, who oversaw the construction of the track for Roger Penske 10 years ago. “We’ve had good ones and bad ones,” Richter said. Drivers seem to love the track. No one appears to want to see it changed. “It used to be that this is a one-lane track,” said NASCAR’s Brett Bodine, who is involved in creating the series’ Car of Tomorrow, which will replace the current Cup cars at Fontana next season. “Now, there’s three grooves, even a fourth.” Car owner Chip Ganassi cited NASCAR’s rules, which lead to down-force racing on mid-sized tracks such as Fontana. “I think the race track is all right,” he said. “It’s not the track. It’s the rules.” NASCAR actually is addressing that issue with the Car of Tomorrow. The spoiler on the current cars does not create down force; the front of the car does, Bodine said. The new car, with its rear wing, will create down force on the rear of the car. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There have been suggestions that the speedway blow up its track and install more banking like Las Vegas Motor Speedway or Miami-Homestead did to improve its racing. There is 14-degree banking in the turns at California Speedway. Las Vegas now has 24-degree banking and Homestead 20 degrees. “You need your head examined if you change this race track,” said Mark Martin, who is starting third and, like Gordon, has raced in every Cup event at the track. “There’s nothing to fix.” In the past, track president Gillian Zucker had admitted if it took tearing down the track to make it better, she would. But not anymore. “Why?” she asked. “It takes time for a track to mature. There are two, three grooves here. The drivers love it. There is no way we’re changing the track.” Gillian cited last year’s fall Sony HD 500, which had five lead changes in the final 12 laps and was won by Kasey Kahne with a pass with two laps to go. center_img FONTANA – Watching cars drive on the freeway sometimes can be more exciting than watching NASCAR Nextel Cup stock cars circle the 2-mile oval at California Speedway. So when 43 cars line up for today’s Auto Club 500, chances are that during crunch time – the race’s final 50 laps – passes for the lead will be few. last_img read more

first_imgWEST WHITTIER – A visit Thursday by the president of the powerful California Teachers Association helped buoy the spirits of teachers unhappy with a recent contract offer from Whittier City School District officials. The visit by CTA President Barbara Kerr provided a shot-in-the-arm for the district’s teachers, who have clashed with the district over a proposed three-year contract, said Martha Winans, president of the Whittier Elementary Teachers Association. “It’s an honor to have her here,” Winans said as Kerr visited classrooms Thursday morning at Orange Grove Elementary School and met with teachers during recess. “This helps teachers understand the structure and backbone of the organization that works for us in times of crisis and in good times. The CTA is a part of us, and we stand together with all teachers in California,” she added. Whittier City teachers have been picketing at schools and board meetings for the past four months because they’ve been working without a contract since July. In March, teachers rejected an offer that provided a 3 percent pay raise retroactive to Feb. 1. But teachers had hoped the raise would be retroactive to September, Winans said. Coupled with hurt feelings over board member comments that implied they could look elsewhere for jobs if they were unhappy, teachers swiftly rejected the offer and contract talks resumed. Winans said another bargaining session has been scheduled with the district today, adding that the two sides are close to an agreement. “We just want some labor peace, that’s all,” Winans said. Kerr offered her support to Whittier City teachers in their negotiations for a new contract, and sported the same yellow button they’ve been wearing for months that says: “Whittier City Teachers: Working Without A Contract.” When asked by a teacher whether they should be more concerned about not having a contract, Kerr said it was a very important point to consider during negotiations. “You’re not going to get exactly what you want, but you shouldn’t give in right away, either,” she added. “But this is something you need to decide. I can’t give you that answer.” Kerr also toured Dexter Middle and Jackson Elementary schools before meeting with district and union officials Thursday afternoon. At Orange Grove, Kerr took over the duty of making the school’s morning announcements. A former kindergarten/first-grade teacher, Kerr said she had never had the opportunity to do that before. “Make it a great day – or not,” Kerr told students over the public-address system. “The choice is yours.” Later, she told teachers she experienced another first as she walked by a group of boys on the playground. “I heard a couple of kids say, `Oh, it’s the president!”‘ Kerr said, laughing. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgLA VERNE – Sheriff’s detectives arrested three more people in connection with a security scare that prompted the closure of Bonita High School last week, authorities said Monday. Kimberly Valazza, 44, of La Verne, Shane Saucedo, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga and Kent Bonilla, 23, of Fontana were arrested late Saturday, as was Matthew Wanamaker, 17, a student at Bonita High School, said San Dimas sheriff’s Lt. Michael J. Rodriguez. Rodriguez said Valazza was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and receiving stolen property, while Saucedo and Bonilla were booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property. A safe loaded with rifles, handguns and at least $1,000 in cash was stolen from Wanamaker’s home sometime Thursday, officials said. From their La Verne home on Monday, Wanamaker’s parents expressed sadness that Matthew was caught up with a group of acquaintances who they said took advantage of an immature and naive teenager. The Wanamakers portrayed their son as a victim of circumstance who may have worked with his friends to steal the family safe, not for the guns inside, but for a considerable cache of money. “It was a bad time for this,” said Christopher Wanamaker, Matthew’s father, pointing to the Columbine anniversary Friday as well as the Virginia Tech shooting earlier last week. “It wasn’t a good thing, the media made him like an animal,” the elder Wanamaker said. “He didn’t threaten the school, but I also realized that you can’t be sure of anything so I notified the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station, because I didn’t want anything to happen.” His father noted that the guns in the safe hadn’t been used in a long time and probably need to be cleaned before anyone could ever use them. Besides, “Matthew never shot a gun in his life,” his father said. “It was a bad time for this to snowball.” According to his parents, Matthew Wanamaker’s troubles at the Bonita Unified School District date to March 2006, when a former teacher at Allen Elementary School pleaded no contest to having sex with the high school sophomore. Debra Lynn Pence, 47, of La Verne got five years probation and was required to register as a sex offender. She is currently not listed in the state Megan’s Law database. Pence had worked for the district since 1997, officials said. Cheryl Wanamaker, Matthew’s mother, said the family did not file a lawsuit against the district. As for Valazza, she lives less than a half-mile from Wanamaker on Gladstone Street. Authorities said she was arrested at a residence. Authorities said that both Saucedo and Bonilla were arrested at the sheriff’s San Dimas Station after a brief interrogation Sunday. “They have all bonded out and the investigation is ongoing,” Rodriguez said. Wanamaker is being held in the Los Padrinos Juvenile Facility, his mother said. He was found late Saturday night at a Motel 6 in Ontario after “somebody called the police and said he had just checked in,” Cheryl Wanamaker said. Since then, “I’ve only been able to talk to him for five minutes,” she said. “I didn’t get that much out of him.” School officials canceled classes Friday at Bonita High School after Wanamaker was reported missing from his parents’ home in unincorporated La Verne on Thursday along with a shotgun, a rifle and three handguns. Bonita Unified School District Superintendent Gary Rapkin said Monday the school is safe and teachers and staff are focused on getting students back to learning. Last week investigators said Wanamaker had made previous threats of violence against Bonita High School, which has about 1,700 students, but they said Monday he was not a threat to students or school officials. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109, 2717 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

first_img1 Donervon Daniels West Brom have sent emerging defender Donervon Daniels to Aberdeen on loan.Tony Pulis is yet to use the centre-back as he aims to keep his side in the Premier League so he has been sent to Scotland until the end of the season.The 21-year-old spent the first half of the season on a similar deal at struggling Blackpool but he can now enjoy a title chase and Scottish League Cup tilt north of the border.“This is an exciting opportunity for Donervon,” Richard Garlick, the club’s director of football administration said.“He has the opportunity to continue his development in the teeth of a very exciting League and cup challenge. We wish him all the best.”last_img read more

first_imgDonegal County Museum has developed a touring exhibition entitled on what happened here during the 1916 Rising.Called “Our Story: Donegal and the Easter Rising” the exhibition consists of a series of pop‐up panels exploring the stories of Donegal people who played a role in the Easter Rising.It will act as a resource for community groups and venues throughout 2016. It is currently on display in the Letterkenny Public Services Centre until 26 February. It then tours to the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Inishowen for display during the month of March.The exhibition is then available for loan out to community groups and community venues.The exhibition forms part of the County Donegal 2016 Centenary Programme and was funded through the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.For bookings and details please contactDonegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny T 074 9124613 E  COUNTY MUSEUM LAUNCHES TOURING 1916 EXHIBITION was last modified: February 16th, 2016 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:1916 exhibitionDonegal County Museumlast_img read more

first_imgFianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has been granted leave to apply for a judicial review regarding an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into expenses claims he made while a member of Donegal County Council.It is understood the investigation is focusing on travel and subsistence claims made by Mr Ó Domhnaill during 2006 and 2007.The commission was due to begin a public sitting of the investigation on Monday, but this has now been postponed. The leave for judicial review is based on a request from Mr Ó Domhnaill that the investigation be carried out in Irish and that documents relating to the investigation be made available to him in Irish.He says his constitutional rights would be infringed if this occurs.Mr Ó Domhnaill is also refusing to accept documents provided to him by the commission that he says are based on “anonymous allegations”.SENATOR O DOMHNAILL GRANTED JUDICIAL REVIEW IN EXPENSES INQUIRY was last modified: June 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

first_img 3 Marouane Fellaini has signed a new #MUFC contract which runs until June 2020, with the option to extend for a further year.— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 29, 2018 This is the worst news I’ve seen in a long time pertaining to our club…— Andrew Southwick (@RedBeardedRed) June 29, 2018 Despite winning some sections of fans over, the announcement he would be signing a new two-year deal was met with a decidedly mixed reaction from United fans.Check out some of the hilarious responses below! 3 Fellaini has signed a two-year deal at the club, with an option of a third Powerful, unorthodox and with a penchant for scoring crucial goals, the Belgium international was a nightmare for defences across England.Such form attracted the attention of the Premier League big boys, with the Red Devils particularly keen to lure him away from Goodison Park.In 2013, Moyes was reunited with the lanky midfielder – but the move didn’t go smoothly.After struggling to adapt to life at Old Trafford, Fellaini became the scapegoat for the disastrous post-Ferguson era. Marouane Fellaini has officially extended his contract with Manchester United, thus ruling out a move to Milan. 🎉🎉🎉— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) June 29, 2018 A touch harsh from this Man United fan? 3 Football friends! I support a club that was getting held to ransom by Marouane Fellaini and we gave in and agreed to give him what he wants. Great.— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) June 29, 2018 Just the 731 days until Marouane Fellaini’s contract expires…— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) June 29, 2018 Maroaune Fellaini has always been a divisive character since arriving in the Premier League.When Everton announced the signing of the midfielder for a club-record fee from Standard Liege, he looked to be a fantastic addition to David Moyes’ squad. I understand from my sources that if Marouane Fellaini had not re-signed for #MUFC, that their preferred alternative signing was this giant, immobile redwood tree.— Darren (@DarrenMWinter) June 29, 2018last_img read more