CARICOM heads of state urged to focus more on region’s youth

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 13 Views   no discussions NewsRegional CARICOM heads of state urged to focus more on region’s youth by: – November 23, 2011center_img Share Share Sir Patrick Allen. Image via: thewestindiannews.comKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Governor-General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen, has encouraged Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of state to place greater focus on enriching the lives of the region’s youth.“I urge you fellow presidents and governors-general to continue to commit our offices and extend our influence to reach our young people. They are the future of the Caribbean. We have to build in them confidence toward the future, an indomitable spirit, and defiance in the face of adversity and challenge,” he said.Allen was speaking at the opening of the 14th annual conference of presidents and governors-general of CARICOM on Monday in New Kingston.He said CARICOM’s heads of state can do more “to advance our societies” and effect positive change in young people, given their ideal position as being “above the political fray and being able to act as mediators and conciliators.”“It is important to take stock of what’s right with us as we contemplate the future. I believe our values and attitudes will determine how we build our future. Our future is dependent on the values and attitudes we manifest and how we are able to inculcate these in our youth,” he argued.The governor-general reminded conference participants that the region comprises “a tough, resolute and defiant people,” that has produced brilliant historians who have documented the heroic struggles of the ancestors, and that “we need to use the history to ground our young people and let them know and appreciate the heritage that they have.”He pointed out that he launched the ‘I Believe Initiative’ because he passionately believes that there is need to build in people, possibility thinking and a can-do spirit.“We need to see ourselves, not as hapless victims and creatures of circumstances, but as a strong, resilient, resourceful, courageous people who are willing and able to take on the world – whatever it brings,” he said.Meanwhile, Allen said that despite the problems faced, he was proud of the region’s achievements, particularly in terms of democracy.“When I think about the challenges which the global community has had with democracy and with what is called democratic collapse; when I reflect on the many countries which have suffered from coups, dictatorships, tyranny and repression, I feel proud of our record as a region,” he said.The governor-general said even though the region has not been perfect, “we have been exemplary and have been a model,” in terms of commitment to democracy and the rule of law.“When we see that even some countries which have had a long democratic tradition have suffered serious reversals, we should pause to celebrate our rich, enviable democratic traditions… (which) are not just enshrined in Constitutions, they are enshrined in the hearts and minds of our people. We have nurtured a democratic culture, democratic ethos, and a democratic spirit,” he said.Governor-general of The Bahamas, Sir Arthur Foulkes, for his part, thanked the Allen and the government of Jamaica for hosting the conference.Pointing out this was his first time participating in the conference, Foulkes assured of his personal commitment to regional unity and the will of the government of The Bahamas to work towards that goal.He expressed the hope that “this conference and every other forum in CARICOM and every point of contact between us, will serve to advance the cause for unity.”Ten heads of state from Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica are attending the four-day conference, which is being held under the theme: ‘Building Together for the Future’.The event will allow for the sharing of experiences and developments in the various territories. The programme will include a number of working sessions involving persons drawn from the fields of politics, economics, and academia, among others.The presenters will speak on various topics, such as: ‘Expanding the Role of the Office of the Governor-General’; ‘Initiatives of the Governor-General and their Impact on Nation Building’; ‘The Centrality of CXC to Educational Development and Change in the Region’; ‘Terms and Conditions of Service’; and ‘Matters of Protocol’.By Alecia Smith-EdwardsCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Ballast Water Threatens Great Lakes

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Great Lakes aren’t normally a huge part of the nation’s military footprint but there’s a lot at stake for them in the defense spending bill under discussion in Congress.Last week the House voted for the National Defense Authorization Act, and one of the provisions in it relaxes rules that regulate ballast water from tankers, cruise and cargo ships.Josh Mogerman, national media director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, says that water is living pollution that is devastating the lakes with invasive species.“We have more invasive mussels in the Great Lakes now than there are fish in all the seas of the world so this is a huge problem,” says Mogerman. “And the concern now is that this bill opens the door to new invasive species coming in and making something that’s already a mess much, much worse.”The cruise and shipping industries have said the increased regulation on ballast water is unnecessary.The White House is supporting some of the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act but strongly objects to other parts of it, including the weakening of laws regarding the dumping of ballast water, saying it undermines the Endangered Species Act.The Senate is expected to vote on it this week.Mogerman says zebra and quagga mussels now coat the bottom of portions of Lake Michigan and have filtered the waters enough to allow unprecedented algae growth.“The bottom of the lake used to be a rocky, barren sort of a place,” says Mogerman. “And now it is entirely covered with quagga mussels and algae that are the result of changes to the very ecosystem that have fundamentally changed what the lakes are and how they operate.”Mogerman says the economies of cities in the region rely on the lakes for water, jobs, tourism and quality of life and have a lot at stake in this discussion.He’s urging everyone to contact their local representatives this week.last_img read more

State park field trips help young students learn

first_imgThis year, DNR staff members are also contributing to the fund through the State Employees Community Campaign.“We appreciate the generosity of those who contribute to Indiana’s youth,” Kress said. “We hope to see this program grow so we can educate more students across the state about our natural and cultural legacy.” To donate click here.Indiana has 24 state parks and eight reservoirs eligible for field trip funding. Field trips to state parks engage students in learning about Indiana’s fish, forest, wildlife, natural habitats and conservation.The receiving schools and grant information are:—Bluffton Harrison Elementary School, Bluffton, grade 1, visiting Ouabache State Park, $225.—Bradie M. Shrum Elementary School, Salem, grade 5, visiting Spring Mill State Park, $225.—Carlin Park Elementary, Angola, kindergarten, visiting Pokagon State Park, $75.—Eastside Jr/Sr High School, Butler, grades 7 & 8, visiting Pokagon State Park, $220.—Edgar Miller School, Merrillville, grade 1, visiting Indiana Dunes State Park, $225.—Highland Park Elementary, Bloomington, grade 1, visiting McCormick’s Creek State Park, $225.—Lancaster Central Elementary, Bluffton, kindergarten, visiting Ouabache State Park, $225.—Lebanon High School, Lebanon, special needs 9-12, visiting McCormick’s Creek State Park $225.—Liberty Elementary, Liberty, grade 3, visiting Whitewater Memorial State Park, $225.—Metro North Elementary, Wabash, kindergarten, visiting Salamonie Lake, $155.—North Elementary, Washington, grade 4, visiting Lincoln State Park, $225.—Northridge Middle School, Crawfordsville, grade 6, Turkey Run State Park, $225.—Oaklawn Elementary, Monticello, grade 3, visiting Prophetstown State Park, $225—Pleasant View Elementary, Yorktown, grade 2, visiting Mounds State Park, $225.—Riverview Middle School, Huntington, grade 6, visiting Mississinewa Lake, $195.—Rock Creek Community Academy, Sellersburg, kindergarten, Falls of the Ohio State Park, $225.—Rockville Elementary, Rockville, grade 1, visiting Turkey Run or Raccoon SRA, $120.—SENSE Charter School, Indianapolis, grade 7, visiting Fort Harrison State Park, $225.—Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, grade 11, Indiana Dunes State Park, $225.—South Decatur Elementary, Greensburg, grade 4, Versailles State Park, $205.—Southern Wells Elementary, Poneto, grade 6, McCormick’s Creek State Park, $225.—Spencer Elementary, Spencer, grade 5, visiting McCormick’s Creek State Park, $225.—Thomas Miller Elementary, Lafayette, grade 3, Prophetstown State Park, $200.—Westville Elementary, Westville, grade 4, Indiana Dunes State Park, $135. A video of students benefiting from this grant is here.The fund was established in memory of Tom Huck, a long-time DNR employee who was an ardent supporter of outdoor experiences for children in parks, with financial help from the Indiana Master Naturalist Advisory Council, according to Jody Kress, executive director of the INRF.center_img Indianapolis, In. — Students at 24 Indiana schools this academic year will have the chance to learn about the outdoors, thanks in part to a grant program that supports field trips to Indiana State Parks. The Discover the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program is for public, private, parochial or home-school educators and is administered through the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation (INRF), the supporting non-profit of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.The grants fund transportation costs, program fees and classroom supplies related to preparation or follow-up for the field trips.An estimated 2,218 K-12 students will benefit from the grant program in 2018-19. The program expects to distribute $4,905 through 24 grants.This is the sixth academic year that the grant program has been in effect. Through the current academic year, the program has distributed more than $30,000 in overall funding and helped more than 10,000 students visit an Indiana State Park property for a guided hike or talk with an interpretive naturalist.last_img read more

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic urges Andy Carroll to keep his focus on football

first_img “I got another 90 minutes under my belt and it’s much better than training. You can only get match fitness through games and I’m feeling good.” Liverpool hit the crossbar through Emre Can and Lucas had a late header cleared off the line by Noble, but they were otherwise poor and deservedly left empty-handed. “We deserved to lose,” admitted boss Jurgen Klopp. “We always had the ball, we could have made many more chances but we didn’t. We have to again accept that we didn’t play like we should.” Striker Carroll has scored two goals in two games, including the crucial second in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Liverpool, since returning from his latest injury absence. The 26-year-old has been dogged by fitness problems since moving to Upton Park in 2013, while questions have been raised in the past about his lifestyle and how he looks after himself away from football. Press Association But Bilic now finally has his key forward fit and firing – and wants him to stay that way. “Now he looks fit to me,” said the Croatian boss. “Basically we are talking a lot about him; ‘Andy this, Andy that, Andy for England’, but now he is fit and it is all about him now. “Is he going to look after himself, work hard, train, rest, to maintain his fitness, or to even make it better? And then, and only then, he will become a great asset for us. “It is up to him. But I expect him to stick to what he was like recently. He would be very, very stupid to do otherwise.” Michail Antonio nodded West Ham in front after 10 minutes, and Carroll killed off his former club when he thumped home a header from Mark Noble’s cross 10 minutes after half-time. “That’s two back-to-back wins which is fantastic and two goals for me, which is obviously even better for me personally,” the big frontman told West Ham TV. “It’s nice that the manager was pleased with my performance. I put a shift in and so did all the lads and he’s just delighted with the three points, as is everyone. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has warned Andy Carroll to keep himself in shape.last_img read more

Cricket News Travis Head 61* gives Australia hope after clinical bowling display by India

first_imgNew Delhi: When Travis Head made his international debut against Pakistan in Dubai, Australia were staring down the barrel. After consuming 175 balls for 72 and sharing a 132-run stand with Usman Khawaja, Australia had drawn the Test. In his first home Test, Head (61*) had to play with a calm head and he showed his mettle in tough conditions, sharing vital partnerships with the middle and lower order as his second fifty helped Australia reach 191/7 on an attritional day 2 in Adelaide against India on Friday. Head’s knock gains even more value, considering that only 17 boundaries were hit in the entire day and the discipline showed by the Indian cricket team bowlers, especially Ravichandran Ashwin, was fantastic.    Australia got off to the ideal start on day 2 when Josh Hazlewood removed Mohammed Shami first ball to dismiss India for 250. In overcast conditions, Australia’s batsmen, who have struggled in the past in similar conditions, once again floundered. Ishant Sharma opened the bowling and immediately reaped success when he went through Aaron Finch’s (0) defence to knock the off and middle stump out of the ground. That brought in Khawaja, tipped to be the leading run-getter for the series by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, out in the middle to partner Marcus Harris, the debutant.Read More | India vs Australia 1st Test highlights: Head 61* boosts hostsWith Ishant and Jasprit Bumrah maintaining tight lines, the pair sought to play patiently. Khawaja, in particular, looked to do a repeat of Cheteshwar Pujara and he took his time to settle down. Harris, on the other hand, also displayed solid technique and capitalised on some rare loose deliveries to get going. However, Ashwin exploited the conditions well and he grabbed Harris’ wicket with a ball that drifted in and got the inside edge.Read More | Ishant Sharma enters prestigious list in Adelaide Test vs AustraliaFollowing the lunch break, Ashwin turned the game in India’s favour. Shaun Marsh (2), who had struggled in the series against Pakistan, dragged a flighted delivery back onto the stumps to prolong his misery. Khawaja (28) was beaten by a sharp offbreak but India opted for the DRS. Replays showed that the bat was nowhere near the ball but it had brushed the glove.Head guides AustraliaWith attack on this wicket proving difficult, Head and Peter Handscomb chose to make slow progress. The right-handed Handscomb, dropped for the Pakistan series, looked in good touch and he eased the pressure slightly by hitting Mohammed Shami for three boundaries. With Virat Kohli operating the pacers in short bursts, none of the Australian players got their eye in and Handscomb perished to Bumrah as he looked to guide a shortish ball to third man. Ishant increased the pain of the Aussies by getting rid of skipper Tim Paine for 7. This was the Delhi pacer’s 50th wicket against Australia.Read More | Nathan Lyon concedes unwanted world record, enters this double centuryIndia had their tail up but Head displayed incredible maturity. He was well-supported by Pat Cummins who displayed solid defence but with the introduction of the second new ball, Bumrah trapped Cummins (9) who shouldered arms to a delivery which swerved back in.  Read More | Kohli can’t score a run against this Australian pacer – Find out whoHead showed no signs of pressure and calmly batted out till stumps, ensuring Australia’s deficit was 59 at the close. The left-hander’s knock could make the difference in Australia’s result in Adelaide. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 Game 6 highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs

first_img 21:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kolkata Knight Riders 218/4 in 20 overs That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage! We’ll be back for tomorrow’s game which is scheduled to happen between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Tada! ALERT: David Miller brings up his 9th IPL fifty! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RESULT: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs 22:56 (IST) 20:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kings XI Punjab lost KL Rahul early in the innings!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:13 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:23 (IST) Players are out in the middle and we are ready for the first ball. Andre Russell rings the bell! Universe Boss checks the pitch. Sunil Narine back to his favourite position! 22:33 (IST) 150 up for Kings XI Punjab! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:46 (IST) Was Mandeep always there at the crease or what? What a delightful shot that was! SIX to start the 17th over! However, the required rate is just over 20 now! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In So, it’s Dre Russ vs Universe Boss!  19:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:46 (IST) Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna For Kings XI Punjab, it will be said – ‘they tried, but try was just not enough’.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In We are now just 10 minutes away for the all-important TOSS! Who will win?  20:57 (IST) ALERT: Robin Uthappa brings up his 24th IPL fifty! 20:13 (IST) Good call by Miller there. Saves his wicket and KXIP’s hopes! 20th over has started in Punjab’s favour! Just three runs off the first three deliveries.  20:23 (IST) 23:17 (IST) Robin Uthappa comes to the crease.  Mohammad Shami comes back into the attack to bowl his third over! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:01 (IST) So, 113 needed in 48 balls now!  WICKET: Lynn was trying to continue the momentum but just couldn’t! This is Miller’s wicket more than the bowler himself. What a catch! Superb over by Shami – just one of it!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:03 (IST) 19:43 (IST) 21:05 (IST) 23:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:26 (IST) and pressure back on Kings XI Punjab! Nitish Rana- YOU BEAUTY!  Punjab in need of a partnership, desperately!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:19 (IST) WICKET: Yet another start for Sarfaraz, yet another disappointment. Russell is proving to be the difference between two sides. Third one down! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Second Innings starts! 23:30 (IST) 22:29 (IST) Finally some smiles in KXIP camp. First SIX after a long..long..time!  Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now!  20:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:42 (IST) 18:56 (IST) 23:31 (IST) 22:14 (IST) This is one of many reasons why ‘moments’ win matches in cricket! It wouldn’t be wrong to say that KXIP is very much in the game now! after 14 overs, it’s 124/3.  Viljoen replaces Varun! Will it bring any difference? Brilliant seam position for Shami. Absolutely sensational start by Kings XI Punjab!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Misses it by a mile there. Piyush Chawla tossed the ball up, and Mayank was taken in flight! Out for 58.  WICKET: Finally some ecstasy in KXIP camp. Dre Russ departs for 48!  19:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mandeep Singh introduced into the attack!  21:33 (IST) Ravichandran Ashwin giving full tosses to Rana! What else can you ask for except for depositing it into the stands! After 11 overs, it’s 108/2.  21:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set to witness another cracker of a game as Kolkata take on Punjab in yet another home game. Two teams have won their first game, and this remains to be seen which team will make it 2 in 2! We’re just 60 minutes away from the first ball.  The partnership is now 54 off 26 deliveries. 200 up for Kolkata Knight Riders! 100 up for Kolkata Knight Riders! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Russell not looking that effective today! Punjab has made a sensational comeback here. Not giving anything to KKR batsman!  21:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Excellent execution. Bowling with clear plans. Shami at his best! Just one boundary of the 17th over! It’s 163/3.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:59 (IST) 21:14 (IST) 19:43 (IST) 21:32 (IST) New Delhi: Russell, Rana and Robbie – the ‘RRR’ troika, played sensationally well in the game to hand over the Knights with a 28-run victory at the iconic Eden Gardens. Kings XI Punjab toiled hard to get as close as possible to the target. Mayank, Mandeep, David – the ‘MMM’ troika tried, but try was just not enough.   Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 50 run partnership between Mayank and Miller! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Well, the way things have been going for Kings XI, they need something special and fast if they wish to stay in this game. the required run rate has already reached 13.  22:54 (IST) 20:06 (IST) 21:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:01 (IST) 21:03 (IST) MILESTONE ALERT: 7th IPL Fifty for Nitish Rana! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Russell in the show again! Dres Russ sends Universe Boss! Another catch put down! It’s all changing here at Eden Gardens! 21:04 (IST) So, Miller has done it for KXIP in past, but the question is will he be able to this time? Narine is bowling beautifully, Russell ain’t giving anything to the batsmen, and run-rate is above 14. Just can’t leave it for the end now. The time is now or NEVER! After 10 overs, it’s 77/3.  20:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: 100 run partnership between Rana and Uthappa! KKR are right on top. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have done it in past for them, but not today! After 5 overs, it’s 43/2. 20:54 (IST) 23:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Tye is mixing up quite well here. Just not giving anything to the batsman. Superlative stuff!  ALERT: 50 run partnership between Rana and Robbie! 23:38 (IST) 20:17 (IST) Chawla will bowl the final over! 42 needed off the last 6! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:48 (IST) The repair work started for KKR, lost two wickets early and now the onus is on Rana and Uthappa to do the job. After 8 overs, it’s 73/2.  ALERT: Narine playing his 100th IPL game! 20:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Back to back boundaries for KILLER THRILLER MILLER! Can he do it for KXIP – That’s the question!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Looks close to impossible now! Required run-rate nearing 25!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:28 (IST) WICKET: Just wow innings from Nitish Rana. He did what he could! First wicket for Varun in IPL. 19:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kolkata wicket is expected to be a batting-friendly wicket and team winning the toss will look to put some runs on the board as the Eden Gardens wicket slows down as the game progresses.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rana and Robbie looking solid here. Punjab in need of a wicket or the duo will take the game away from them! After 10 overs, it’s 89/2.  Andrew Tye comes into the attack! A lot of changes in the first six overs itself! Misfield blunder! Just don’t expect at the International level! Debutant under pressure! 22:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Quick-fire innings comes to an end for Narine. He was looking deadly dangerous! Narine departs for 24.  Robin doing the good thing here, giving the strike to Dre RUSS! How many more can we expect here?  Going by the cricketing mind, KKR may well promote Andre Russell up the order. We may see him next here.  Varun – the debutant comes with the first over! 20:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 25 off Varun’s first over! What a start by Narine! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:04 (IST) 23:06 (IST) Ravichandran Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik, captains of their respective sides have been in news for different reasons. The latter would still be happy, even when both are not for ‘good’ reasons! Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mandeep is the new man in! 21:08 (IST) 21:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10 minutes to go! Eden Gardens is all lightened!  22:51 (IST) 23:20 (IST) 50 up for Kings XI Punjab! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:22 (IST) 20:36 (IST) Ashwin comes to bowl the final over of powerplay! If you’re standing at Non-striker’s end, Just don’t leave your crease! 20:03 (IST) Pressure looming on Kings XI Punjab! They are desperately in need of a wicket here! After 14 overs, it’s 146/2.  ALERT: Mayank Agarwal registers 4th IPL fifty! TOSS: Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl vs Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In NEWS: David Miller and Tye are both available for selection today. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:17 (IST) Just two things happening at the moment – it’s either boundary or a wicket! Game getting pace early in the innings! After 4 overs, it’s 42/2.  21:39 (IST) 20:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:34 (IST) 18:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

Comparing Syracuse’s 2003 national title team to 2013’s Final Four lineup

first_img Published on April 4, 2013 at 1:26 am Point guardGerry McNamara6-2 182 Fr.13.3 ppg 4.4 apgMichael Carter-Williams6-6 185 So.12.1 ppg 7.4 apgMcNamara’s a Syracuse legend, but in 2003 he was just a talented freshman point guard with upside — there was no talk of the countless game-winners or “Overrated?!” Carter-Williams, meanwhile, has transformed into one of the best guards in college basketball during the NCAA Tournament. His length has given smaller point guards, such as Indiana’s Jordan Hulls, trouble all postseason long.Shooting guardKueth Duany6-6 190 Sr.11 ppg 2.0 apgBrandon Triche6-4 210 Sr.13.7 ppg 3.5 apgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuany finished his Syracuse career as one of SU’s top 55 all-time leading scorers. Triche has moved into the top 20 on that list right now. Both were the senior leaders on the team — Duany was the only one on the team in 2003 — and the difference makers. When the shooting guards go, both 2003 and 2013’s teams go.Small forwardCarmelo Anthony6-8 220 Fr.22.2 ppg 10 rpgJames Southerland6-8 215 Sr.13.5 ppg 5.2 rpgSoutherland can get hot at any moment and shoot Syracuse into any game, but there’s no player in college basketball today that can match the level at which Anthony, the 2003 NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, dominated during that season.Power forwardHakim Warrick6-8 219 So.14.8 ppg 8.5 rpgC.J. Fair6-8 215 Jr.14.3 ppg 7 rpgThey get compared all the time, and even the numbers are similar, but Fair adds a bit more versatility. Warrick became a Syracuse legend with his block in the 2003 national championship before winning Big East Player of the Year two years later, but Fair’s ability to play inside and stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting ability is a major matchup issue for any opponent.CenterCraig Forth7-0 256 So.3.8 ppg 3.3 rpgRakeem Christmas6-9 242 So.5.1 ppg 4.6 rpgBoth are far more effective on the defensive end than they are on offense, but Christmas struggles to stay on the court for extended periods of time, while Forth was truly an anchor of the 2-3 zone and finished ninth on the all-time blocks list at Syracuse. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Alumnus, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, dies at 80

first_imgUSC alumnus Jerry Buss, chairman and majority owner of the National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers, died Monday morning from kidney failure. He was 80.The legendary owner had been hospitalized with an undisclosed form of cancer in the past 18 months, according to a statement released by the Lakers.Buss received a Master’s of Science and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from USC in 1957 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor in Science in chemistry.Buss served as a professor at the university and was an inaugural member of the USC College Board of Councilors.Though Buss left the university to work in the business and sports world, he conducted philanthropic work at USC. In January 2008, Buss donated $7.5 million to the Department of Chemistry to the USC College, which is now the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, in order to expand and support chemistry education and research at the university.The donation funded two endowed chairs in the Department of Chemistry, which were named after his USC mentors Sidney Benson and David Dows. The endowment also created a scholarship directed at chemistry graduate students.Buss was the founding owner of the Los Angeles Strings of World TeamTennis when the team was formed in 1974. Buss bought the Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and The Forum along with some other real estate in 1979 for $67.5 million, making it the largest transaction in sports history at the time.Buss also operated the Women’s National Basketball Association team, the Los Angeles Sparks. In 1999, he moved the three professional sports teams to their current location at the Staples Center. He sold the Great Western Forum in the same year.Under his management, the Lakers won ten 10 NBA championships from 1980 to 2010. Buss was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. Forbes magazine valued the Lakers at $1 billion in January, making it the second most profitable team in the N.B.A.Gerald Buss was born on Jan. 28, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah and was raised in a coal-mining town in Wyoming during the Great Depression. After graduating from USC he worked in aerospace technology for Douglas Aircraft in California and made real estate investments during the Los Angeles real estate boom, according to the New York Times.Ownership of the Lakers will remain with the Buss family, according to a statement from the Lakers. Funeral and memorial service arrangements are pending.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about No. 1 Notre Dame

first_imgA new era began with the graduation of stud attackman Matt Kavanagh. One of college lacrosse’s most lethal weapons, senior midfielder Sergio Perkovic, is a matchup nightmare who shoots 110 miles per hour. He can dodge left and right, bullying smaller defenders with his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame. His statistics may not show it (a modest 10 goals), but he’s shot more accurately over UND’s last three contests.“Perkovic up top,” Desko said, “he’s got to be one of, if not the best, midfielder guys in the country.”Then there’s Garnsey, a sophomore who poses as UND’s top offensive player. The left-hander leads the Fighting Irish in points and scored the game-winner against Virginia in overtime two weeks ago. Garnsey is flanked by fellow attackmen Brendan Gleason and Mikey Wynne, whom Desko singled out as a threat. UND will look to substitute quickly and get five-on-four opportunities.“We’re sharing the ball,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “The ball is not sitting anywhere. We’ve played well without the ball, something we didn’t do well enough last year. That makes offense easier. That’s the grease that makes our offense go.”How Syracuse beats Notre Dame: On paper, the teams stand fairly even. At times, Syracuse’s balanced offense looks lethal. Other times, it has stagnated. A deciding factor will be which Ben Williams shows up — the dominant All-American at the X or the Williams of last week, when he posted a career-worst day and was taken out in the fourth quarter. Last year against UND faceoff specialist P.J. Finley, Williams won just 45.8 percent of faceoffs.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorCapitalizing on man-up chances and quick breakaways in transitions could get SU easy goals. The Orange converts on half of its man-ups, good for eighth in the country. Last week in SU’s victory against Duke, Syracuse scored several quick goals in transition. That may be what Syracuse needs to get past the UND defense.“Our ability to defend them as a group is going to be important,” Corrigan said. “Taking away the easy goals, making them earn goals six-on-six. They’ve got a lot of different guys. We’ve got to defend them all. You can’t spend your time worrying about one guy.”Stats to know:3 — Number of consecutive victories for UND against Syracuse after the Orange won eight of the teams’ first nine meetings28 — Number of points for Garnsey through six games, more than anyone on SU through seven games45.8 — Percentage of faceoffs Ben Williams won last year against UND’s P.J. FinleyPlayer to watch: Ryder Garnsey, attack, No. 50Garnsey, a 5-foot-10, 177-pound sophomore, leads the Fighting Irish with 28 points through six games, more than any SU player through seven games. The 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year ranked second on UND in goals (27), second in assists (12) and third in points (39). He has 14 goals and 28 points this season, and will warrant a strong defensive effort from SU if he’ll be neutralized. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Two of college lacrosse’s hottest teams square off Saturday afternoon in South Bend, Indiana, where top-ranked Notre Dome hosts No. 4 Syracuse. The ACC showdown, which will air on ESPNU, features a Syracuse team that has won four straight and a UND team backed by a top defense. SU (6-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) has played in a program-record six straight one-goal games, while the Fighting Irish (5-1, 1-0) have played in three of their own.Here’s what you need to know ahead of Saturday’s bout.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 8-4Last time they played: The Orange won seven of the teams’ first eight meetings in the series, which began in 2001. UND has since won three straight, including a double-overtime thriller between then-No. 1 Syracuse and then-No. 2 Notre Dame two years ago in South Bend. Last year, the Fighting Irish smoked SU 17-7 in the Carrier Dome in SU’s 100th anniversary game. Then-UND freshman attack Ryder Garnsey scored a career-high five goals in the rout. SU’s Jordan Evans notched three scores.The Notre Dame report: UND has an onslaught of talent on both sides of the ball. The program’s staple, its defense, held a deadly Maryland offense to just four goals in a 5-4 win on March 4. When Notre Dome took considerable losses on defense in the graduations of Matt Landis and Edwin Glazener, the Fighting Irish simply reloaded.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Hugh Crance plays alongside experienced players Pat Healy and Garrett Epple on UND’s eighth-ranked defense. The unit has depth, experience and budding talent off the bench. In goal stands Shane Doss, a senior in his fourth year as a regular starter. At UND, defense reigns.“Every year they come out with a great defense,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “They hunt you down to put the ball on the ground … They really make you work hard for your goals, so we’d like some transition.”center_img Published on March 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Jordan Ayew ‘maturing’ into a big player- C. K Akonnor

first_imgHead coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Charles Akonnor has praised in-form Ghanaian striker, Jordan Ayew.The Ghanaian has been on fine form for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League this season, contributing goals to the team.After a three month break from football due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the 28-year-old goal poacher marked his comeback with a goal against Bournemouth.This takes his tally to nine goals in 29 games for The Eagles for in the Premier League this term, becoming the highest Ghanaian goalscorer in the English Premier League.The performance of Jordan has only earned him recognition in the sight of his coach who believes it is a good omen for the Black Stars.“I feel good and it’s good for us as a football nation and he is gradually growing to become a big name in the premiership and we are all happy,” Akonnor told Starr Sports.“I personally have some liking for him, the way he is growing, being a very young man and the way he is now maturing into a big player and somebody who always leads the attack, I think it’s a great thing.“I will encourage him to continue with his fine form, it’s a great thing and it will always help us.”last_img read more