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‘We didn’t take anything for granted’ – Jamaica’s Frew credits teamwork for historic Windies’ U-19 victory

‘We didn’t take anything for granted’ – Jamaica’s Frew credits teamwork for historic Windies’ U-19 victory

first_imgOutgoing Jamaica Under-19 captain, Michael Frew, a member of the victorious West Indies Under-19 team, has listed teamwork as the main reason their historic ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph. The West Indies, led by Man-of-the-Match Leeward Islands batsman, Keacy Carty, who scored an unbeaten 52, defeated title-favourites and previously unbeaten India by five wickets in the final yesterday in Bangladesh. “It was definitely, team performance,” off-spinning all-rounder Frew told The Gleaner.  “It wasn’t one person who really carried the team. Everyone chipped in at the right time. “Our opening bowlers, again, gave us a good start with the new ball and the bowlers in the middle came and finished the job. “In the batting we knew we had a lot of balls and the guys batted patiently,” he added. The triumph, which was wrapped up with three balls to spare, after the West Indies scored 146 for five in response to 145 made by the Indians, represented the first time the regional outfit was lifting the title. The previous best performance was a second place finish in 2004, when the West Indies, led then by current wicketkeeper, Denesh Ramdin, lost to Pakistan in the final, also in Bangladesh. Fast bowlers – the impressive Alzzarri Joseph of the Leewards and, Ryan John of the Windward Islands – spearheaded the West Indies bowling performance with three for 39 and John, three for 38, respectively. “Leading up to the final we were winning matches so our confidence was at a pretty good level,” expressed Frew. “However, we knew that India was a good team and didn’t take anything for granted.” Guided by captain Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana, the West Indies, after going down to England in their opening match, rebounded to defeat Fiji and Zimbabwe in their subsequent group fixtures. They then defeated long-standing nemesis, Pakistan, who also knocked them out of the tournament in 2014, in the quarter-finals, before getting the better of Bangladesh in the semi-finals. One of three Jamaicans in the West Indies squad along with fast bowler Odean Smith and batsman Shahid Crooks, Frew, also said he hoped the win would make the people of the Caribbean happy. “I hope it has made them proud,” he said. “We wanted to do this for the people of the Caribbean, including our family and our friends.”last_img read more

Would Raiders trade for Clowney a year after trading Mack?

Would Raiders trade for Clowney a year after trading Mack?

first_imgComing up on Sunday, a day after the Raiders cut their roster to 53 players, is the one-year anniversary of the trade that sent Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. So what’s to prevent the Raiders from doing the opposite this time and adding Houston edge player Jadeveon Clowney to a pass rush that desperately needs help?Clowney has been to the last three Pro Bowls and is still only 26 years old. Would general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden like to have Clowney on their side? …last_img read more

Soweto’s state-of-the-art library

Soweto’s state-of-the-art library

first_imgJanine ErasmusOnce an under-serviced dormitory township and battlefield of the antiapartheid struggle, Soweto in the south of Johannesburg is today a pretty and increasingly desirable residential area, with its own parks, shopping malls, museums, monuments and restaurants – and now a new state-of-the-art public library.Officially opened during the 2008 South African National Library Week, the library is part of the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Jabavu. The centre was set up in early 1976 with funding from the late US tennis star, working with former South African tennis promoter Owen Williams.But a few months after the complex was opened the streets of Soweto were filled with gunfire. This was the June 16 1976 students’ uprising against apartheid. Sparked when police opened fire on children protesting against the compulsory use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in black schools, the uprising raged for months across South Africa and left 566 people dead. In the unrest the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre was vandalised, afterwards falling into disrepair.Its resurrection is thanks to Bongani Zondi, a former antiapartheid activist and current City of Johannesburg ward councillor. Determined to honour Ashe’s memory, Zondi fought all attempts to sell off the land and worked to raise the R14-million (US$1.75-million) required for its upgrade, which finally began in 2005.It’s largest and best-equipped library in the township, serving the Soweto suburb of Jabavu. Funding for its reconstruction came from the City of Johannesburg, Gauteng province’s Department of Public Works, mobile services provider Vodacom, and South Africa’s National Lottery Distribution Fund.Something for young and oldThe Jabavu library today is much changed from the single meagre room that opened twice a week in the 1950s, before its incorporation into the Arthur Ashe centre. Besides the 50 000 books on offer, the people of Soweto can now use its audiovisual section, business section, study area, computers for internet browsing, and more. From May 2008 it will provide users with free internet access.Also on offer are a call centre and free courses in baking, computer skills and sewing. Plans are in place for library staff to provide literacy training to residents of the Soweto Old Age Home, just across the road.In addition to the library, the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre has offers two football fields, a swimming pool, a skills development centre, eight tennis courts, and a clubhouse.Mobile supplier Vodacom provided sponsorship of R3.1-million through its corporate social investment arm, the Vodacom Foundation. Some R1.5-million of this went to IT equipment, as well as furniture for the rest of the library. Lockers are available for security, and the entire complex is wheelchair-friendly.The children’s wing of the library received a R1.6-million share and can now keep youngsters entertained and educated with not only books but also charts, play tables and educational toys. Storytelling sessions presented by library staff will encourage children to visit the library frequently, while scholars will get help from librarians with their homework.“Libraries are places in which new worlds open up for the learner,” said Vodacom Foundation CEO Mthobi Tyamzashe at the opening ceremony. “Whether through the printed page as in traditional books, or through the vast reservoir of information that comes through the internet, a library should be cherished by the community as a place where opportunity beckons. Vodacom is thrilled that this project that has been so many years in the making has come to fruition.“A library should be cherished by the community as a place where opportunity beckons.”Useful linksVodacom FoundationDepartment of Public WorksGauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and WorksCity of JohannesburgArthur Ashe Official Websitelast_img read more

Khayelitsha to be upgraded after fire

Khayelitsha to be upgraded after fire

first_img3 January 2013 Khayelitsha’s BM section, ravaged by fire on New Year’s day, will be upgraded, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday.“Any suggestions that the City has not been active in the community to ensure that it is upgraded in a caring and dignified manner are completely untrue,” human settlements mayoral committee member Ernest Sonnenberg said.Three men were killed, one was seriously injured and more than 3 000 people were displaced in Tuesday’s fire. Approximately 800 shacks were destroyed.Sonnenberg said it was alleged the fire was caused by drunk people who had become negligent. He said discussions and plans about upgrading the area had been in the works for “a long period of time”.Ultimately, local government wanted to ensure that residents received tenure and necessary services.“The city has been negotiating with the various landowners concerned to purchase land.”At the moment, the city’s informal settlements department was working to improve safety measures against fire and floods, and provide access to electricity for all residents.Sonnenberg said the biggest problem in upgrading the area was its high density. Although local officials had tried to meet with residents to explore possible relocations, this had been met with resistance. Sonnenberg said this had delayed the planned upgrade.He urged residents rebuilding their structures to position them at least three metres apart.“Unfortunately this is not always adhered to, making it very difficult for firefighting vehicles to gain access when attempting to extinguish a fire.”On Wednesday, efforts were under way to help residents affected by the fire. The public was invited to make donations such as food, wood, paraffin, blankets, and money. Sapalast_img read more

Cartoon: Tweaty

Cartoon: Tweaty

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Cartoons#twitter#web More Noise to Signal. There’s a lot about Twitter that I find annoying: Auto DMs from people when I follow them (“Thanks for the follow! And please check out my acai berry multi-level marketing site!”). Random, Inspiration Lite™ quotations, stripped of all context. People who invent rules like “you have to follow everyone who follows you.” (No, you don’t. And you don’t have to eavesdrop on an intelligence agency just because they tap your phone line – in fact, they discourage it.)But just when I get crotchety enough to start shopping for a shawl and rocking chair, along comes what may be the one meme on Twitter that actually warms the cockles of my heart: Follow Friday.(I’ll pause here to let the derisive laughter die down.)Let me stipulate: a lot of #ff tweets aren’t much use. Some are just a random string of accounts; too many others recommend folks like @aplusk, @cnnbrk and @barackobama – not exactly out-of-the-box discoveries.But I’m finding more and more #ff tweets that put recommendations into context, saying these people are funny, or inspirational, or smart. And I’m seeing others that use Follow Friday to offer thanks, express love or suggest that people reach out and offer some comfort or attention. And when people use it that way, I’ve found I actually do find interesting new folks to follow.For all its faults and misuse, Follow Friday is adding a little to Twitter’s growing pool of social capital. So TGIFF… and let’s try to bring that spirit of generosity and gratitude to the other six days of the week. rob cottingham A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts last_img read more

PCCL launches national competition for collegiate basketball

PCCL launches national competition for collegiate basketball

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sparkling Liverpool back in Champions League Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Incentive prizes are awarded to teams that qualify to play in the regional championships, and to teams that advance to compete in the National Championship games usually held in Manila. The team that wins the national title is engraved in the M. V. Pangilinan Perpetual Bronze Sculpture, “Abutin ang Tagumpay”, symbol of collegiate basketball supremacy, and the school keeps the sculpture until the next national champion emerges. The following teams are listed in the perpetual bronze sculpture: Far Eastern University, San Beda College, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, San Sebastian College, Ateneo de Manila University and University of the East.This 2017, PCCL is expanding collegiate basketball competitions to include 3 on 3 basketball in addition to the regular National Collegiate (5-man team) championship. This initiative supports the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) program to promote and develop 3 on 3 basketball, the newly included game in the Olympics starting 2020.The 3 on 3 national championships will have five regional competitions involving a total of fifty (50) collegiate teams. The five regions are North/Central Luzon, South Luzon/Bicol, Visayas, Mindanao and National Capital Region. The regional champions shall advance to the Grand Finals and compete for the title of 3 on 3 national collegiate champion.Philippine Collegiate Champions League is a non-profit corporate entity and revenues PCCL realize from sponsorships are utilized to cover operational expenses involved in organizing and managing the nationwide tournaments. PCCL also assists deserving school teams by providing prizes in terms of transportation and accommodation subsidies, sports equipment and gift certificates for players and coaches. ADVTADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) organized the National Collegiate Championship, a nationwide multi-level collegiate basketball competition that recognizes regional champions and the overall national champion that emerge during the games.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The National Collegiate Championship answers the need for more competitive exposure extending beyond local mother league competitions.The aim of PCCL is to broaden the sports program of schools, particularly collegiate basketball, by providing more competitive activities that would benefit student-player development.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFrom the initial six leagues, there are now 35 leagues sending their best team to participate in the PCCL games. PCCL was able to expand its coverage by continuously touching base with active leagues all over the country and assisting them in improving the basketball programs of their respective member schools. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Washed out match against Ireland puts Windies in Super Eights

Washed out match against Ireland puts Windies in Super Eights

first_imgThe West Indies had seen rain ruin their game against Australia a couple of days ago, when they ended up on the losing side on the Duckworth-Lewis method, and on Monday too, showers arrived to threaten their progress to the Super Eights stage of the ICC World Twenty20. But on either side of a 50-minute break that knocked one over per side off the 20-over quota, their bowlers put in a much better effort than in the Australia game, restricting Ireland to 129 for six in a virtual knockout match. Soon after the conclusion of the innings, however, torrential rain hit the area to force an abandonment, taking the Windies through on the basis of a higher net run rate (-1.855 to Ireland’s -2.092). Probably due to the forecast of thundershowers and the experience of the previous game, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy chose to field, going against his previous statement that his team prefers to attack with the bat. That’s because the Duckworth-Lewis system tends to favour the team batting second in a shortened game. Fidel Edwards got the Caribbeans off to the perfect start, swinging the first delivery of the match in to the lefthanded William Porterfield. The fullish ball struck his pad before crashing into middle stump, giving the Irish skipper his second golden duck of the tournament, having been dismissed hooking Shane Watson in the game against Australia. Ed Joyce and Paul Stirling were lucky to get a few boundaries off edges, but then played a few crisp shots off the backfoot to take Ireland to 33 for one, before rain intervened at the end of the fifth over. The break seemed to upset the batsmen’s concentration, as both were dismissed within eight balls of the resumption – Joyce bowled around his legs by Sunil Narine and Sterling caught off a top-edged pull against Sammy. Gary Wilson and Niall O’Brien staged a slow and steady recovery by rotating the strike and safely negotiating Narine, but after a 33-run stand, Wilson succumbed to a Chris Gayle armball that was snapped up by Denesh Ramdin behind the stumps. The dismissal sparked off Gayle’s own version of the famous Irish ‘chicken-dance’ celebration, and was on display again when he clean bowled Niall for 25. Niall, who had put on 26 with big-hitting brother Kevin, was virtually yorked by Gayle’s quicker one from around the wicket. The Irish innings pretty much petered out after that, though Kevin, Trent Johnston and Nigel Jones hit a six each. But Ravi Rampaul’s corker of a delivery that bowled Kevin seemed to take the wind out of the Irish sails, and they huffed and puffed to 129, a pretty average score. It possibly wouldn’t have been enough for them to defend, given the strength of the West Indies batting, but the rain didn’t even give them a chance to try their luck.advertisementlast_img read more

Touch Footy Show – NYC Edition

Touch Footy Show – NYC Edition

first_imgIn this edition, Mark Spear, Adam Raptis and Glenn Hayes discuss the upcoming event – the favourites, who to watch out for as well as celebrating the Touch Footy Show’s first birthday. To view the video please click on the link http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=865 or locate ‘MyTouch TV’ on the Touch Football Australia homepage.last_img

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

first_imgRick Pitino in a press conference.Louisville’s men’s basketball team went one-and-done in the ACC Tournament, losing its quarterfinal game to North Carolina Thursday afternoon. Following the contest, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino held a brief press conference with reporters. The first question came from Derek Brightwell, a reporter for the school’s student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal. Brightwell asked Pitino why his team has struggled against the zone so much this season; Pitino was apparently not impressed with the question. The question starts at the 0:56 mark.  It is fairly clear why Louisville has struggled against the zone this season; they don’t shoot the ball well, which is typically a requirement for good offense when facing a zone defense. But Pitino pulled the I’m a big-time college basketball coach and you’re a student reporter that doesn’t know anything move, and he came across as a pretty big jerk in the process. The student reporter was apparently OK with it, though. Got thrashed by Pitino at the presser, but the @CardChronicle comment section was talking about me. Also picked up 4 followers. #illtakeit— Derek Brightwell (@derekbrightwell) March 12, 2015Louisville will learn its NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more

Video: New York Knicks Fans Wildly Boo Pick Of Kristaps Porzingis

Video: New York Knicks Fans Wildly Boo Pick Of Kristaps Porzingis

first_imgkristaps porzings during a game with the knicksPHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 26: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)New York Knicks fans are not happy. The franchise, unfortunately slotted with the fourth pick (despite having the second-worst record in the league) in this year’s NBA Draft, chose Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis over former college stars like Justise Winslow, Frank Kaminsky and Stanley Johnson. The decision, which certainly may not turn out to be the wrong one in the long run, was met with a chorus of boos at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. One young fan was beside himself when he heard the news.Porzingis is just 19, so he may need a year or two to develop into a quality NBA player. It doesn’t look like Knicks fans are going to be patient heading into it all.last_img read more