Jamaica Scorpions captain John Campbell expects a tough match when his team faces ICC Americas in today’s WICB/NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.The contest in Group ‘A’ will see both teams looking to rebound from opening-round losses to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Barbados Pride, respectively.Jamaica lost to the defending champions by 84 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval, while the Americas, a composition of players from the western hemisphere, fell to Barbados Pride by four wickets.”They, like us, lost their opening match, but I had a look at the scorecard and noticed Barbados Pride lost six wickets to get the runs in 47 overs,” noted Campbell.”It appears, therefore, that the (Americas) have a decent bowling attack, and as such, it should be a hard-fought game.”SIMILARLINE-UPJamaica, looking to eventually cop one of two available spots from Group ‘A’ to the semi-finals, are expected to keep a similar line-up to that of the Trinidad fixture.Despite losing several players, Jamaica Scorpions showed glimpses of their ability and are likely to be given another opportunity to show their worth.Among these are batsmen Brandon King and Guyanese-born opener, Trevon Griffith.King top-scored with 26. Opener Griffith, in the meanwhile, was making his debut for Jamaica after sitting on the sidelines since the start of the season. He made a third-best score of 20.Nikita Miller and emerging leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who shared five wickets in the opener, are again expected to lead the bowling along with left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.”Everybody appears to have put the defeat behind us and are ready,” Campbell told The Gleaner yesterday.”We had a good training session this morning, and all the guys were in high spirits and looking for us posting our first win.”Trinidad and Barbados will do battle at Queen’s Park Oval in the day’s feature encounter.Over in Group ‘B’, being contested in St Kitts, Windward Islands Volcanoes, who surprised Guyana Jaguars in their opener, will square off with Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.The latter drew their match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a rain-affected encounter.The Leewards and Guyana will meet in the day’s other fixture at Warner Park.Jamaica Scorpions: John Campbell (captain), Trevon Griffith, Jermaine Harrison, AndrÈ McCarthy, Tamar Lambert, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Aldaine Thomas, Marquino Mindley, Sheldon Cotterell, Shacaya Thomas, Nicholson Gordon.ICC AMERICAS: Ruvindu Gunasekara (captain), Danial Ahmed, Timroy Allen, Alex Amsterdam, Akeem Dodson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Muhammad Ghous, Jeremy Gordon, Nitish Kumar, Muhammad Khan, Hammad Shahid, Timil Patel, Hamza Tariq, Steven Taylor, Srimantha Wijeyeratne
Tags: kirinya jssNyamityobora FCStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Kirinya JSS have won only one of their first six games (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueNyamityobora FC vs Kirinya JSS Mutessa II Stadium, WankulukukuTuesday, 06-11-2018 @04:30pmWANKULUKUKU – Kirinya JSS will have a chance to kick-start their league campaign when they take on Nyamityobora at Wankulukuku on Tuesday afternoon.Charles Ayieko’s side have started the season in disappointing fashion, winning only one of their first six games.The Students have also endured to heavy defeats already this season including the 3-0 loss at home to Onduparaka and losing 4-1 away to Bright Stars in their last outing.Despite scoring as many as seven goals in their first six games, Kirinya has let in 12 at the other end, an average of two per game.Their recent poor showing at the back can easily be attributed to the loss of Livingstone Mulondo who left for Vipers in the summer but with Isaac Isinde in their ranks, it is just a matter of time and the issue is sorted.For Nyamityobora, they head into Tuesday’s game on the back of an inspiring 0-0 draw away to URA on Friday in which their goalkeeper, Hillary Jomi saved a late penalty.The point gained at Namboole is part of only four that James Odoch’s side have accumulated this season.With relegation looking more and more of a possibility for them this season, they will need to start winning games as soon as possible.Match Facts:This will be the first ever top-flight meeting between Nyamityobora and Kirinya JSS.Nyamityobora have lost a league-high four games already this season (W1 D0). The single victory came in the 1-0 defeat of Mbarara in the Ankole derby.At home, James Odoch’s side have lost two of their first six games of the season (W1 D0). In those three games, they have scored five goals and conceded six in the process.For Kirinya, they have won only two of their last 13 league games dating back to last season (D6 L5).Away from home, the Students have been performing fairly well lately, winning four of their last 10 league games (D 3L3).Comments
SANTA CLARA — Unlike last year’s regular-season finale, the 49ers won’t be facing a Los Angeles Rams team that’s beached its starters for the playoffs.At least not right away.At stake for the Rams (12-3) on Sunday is the NFC’s No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye, which they can secure by either beating the 49ers (4-11) or having the Chicago Bears (11-4) lose at the Minnesota Vikings (8-6-1).Both games start at 1:25 p.m., and Rams coach Sean McVay said his attention is devoted to beating …
There is only one thing better than a Game 7, and that is winning Game 7.The Sharks have played 10 such games in their history. They have won six — 3-3 on the road and 3-1 at The Tank. Sharks fans, don’t think for a second that you don’t make a difference.And now to borrow the words of Lev Grossman, author of The Magician King: “Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one’s cues.”The Game 7 heroes in Sharks history knew their cue and hit their marks.The first of …
Who wouldn’t want to be here? Muizenberg Beach in early autumn. By Anne Taylor8 April 2014Raid the minibar at your hotel in Cape Town, and you’ll land up with a bill of $25.42 – a mere R265*. Do the same at a hotel in Helsinki, and your bill will be closer to $100 (R1 044). TripAdvisor, one the web’s most popular travel websites, has recently released the results of a cost comparison study.The TripIndex Room Service report compares the cost of room service items in 62 destinations. Cape Town was the only South African city included in the study.The study looked at the price of a club sandwich, the dry cleaning of one shirt, a bottle of water, peanuts, a mini bottle of vodka, and a can of cooldrink*. The prices were collected from Tripadvisor’s Top Ten four-star hotels in each city – and only Tunis came out cheaper ($20.39) than Cape Town. A bottle of water in Cape Town costs $2.37, but $6.44 in Helsinki and $6.67 in Las Vegas. Cape Town’s total room rate was found to be the fourth-cheapest of all cities surveyed, at $119.54, coming in behind Jakarta ($90.81), Hanoi in Vietnam ($98.98) and Budapest ($109.58).As Cape Town Tourism says on its blog, “We’re cheaper than Budapest, Prague and Istanbul and a few other cool places: While a sarmie costs $8.11, peanuts $4.20 and dry-cleaning $5.92 in Prague, room service with all of the works in our digs will only set you back a mere $22.97.” That’s a piddly R240 at today’s exchange rate.* Exchange rate: 1 = R10.45 (as at 8 April)** Truth be told, if it was up to me, a packet of peanuts and a can of cooldrink would not be the first things out the minibar.
As she made clear last fall when she sold the assets of her firm mkDesigns to prefab specialist Blu Homes, Michelle Kaufmann wasn’t done with green modular construction. The architect and green-construction advocate has continued designing single-family homes, eco-resorts, and multifamily communities for a range of clients. Most of the projects incorporate modular construction.And this week, Michelle Kaufmann Studio announced a line of homes, called the Zero series, that is based entirely on prefab construction. In addition to delivering on energy efficiency, water conservation, and healthy indoor environments, Kaufmann says, Zero series homes aim to “blur the boundary between the interior and exterior, ‘borrowing’ space from the outdoors, and using the strategy of designing big rather than building big.” The homes, in fact, are not big. In various configurations, a Zero series house may be as small as 422 sq. ft. or as large 2,643 sq. ft., with prices beginning at $66,500.The meaning of ZeroThe homes also are designed to perform to the net-zero-energy standard through a combination of thorough insulation and airtightness and the use of renewable-energy systems, particularly solar power. Modules for the homes, which are being offered through Studio 101 Design, of San Rafael, California, will be built by Blazer Industries, an Aumsville, Oregon, company that specializes in a variety of panel and modular technologies.Two basic Zero series configurations – Ridge0 and Vista0 – are currently available. A third, Contours0, is scheduled to be unveiled on August 17. Kaufmann says Zero series homes are designed to be LEED certified, although the firm will work with clients who want to obtain other green homebuilding certifications.
The Uttar Pradesh government headed by Yogi Adityanath has sought information on the possibility of withdrawing nine criminal cases pending in a court in Muzaffarnagar against BJP leaders in connection with 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, according to a letter to the district magistrate by a senior State official.The cases were filed against U.P. Minister Suresh Rana, former Union Minister Sanjiv Balyan, Bijnor MP Bhartendu Singh, Budhana MLA Umesh Malik and party leader Sadhvi Prachi.In the January 5 letter to the district magistrate, Uttar Pradesh Department of Justice Special Secretary Raj Singh has sought information on 13 points, including whether the cases could be withdrawn in public interest. The letter also sought the opinion of the Muzaffarnagar Senior Superintendent of Police.Though the leaders have not been named in the letter, the file numbers pertaining to the cases against them have been mentioned in it.The accused are facing charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and wrongful restraint.The accused had allegedly participated in a “mahapanchayat” and incited violence through their speeches in the last week of August 2013. The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in August and September 2013 had claimed more than 60 lives while over 40,000 people were displaced.In the two riot cases, 22 activists, including Mr. Rana, are facing trial in which a special investigation team (SIT) has filed charge sheets.
Sports minister Ajay Maken has written a letter to Defence Minister AK Antony, putting the latter’s ministry in a bind. Maken has urged the defence establishment to amend rules so that Subedar Vijay Kumar can get a triple promotion.Vijay won a silver medal for India in 25m rapid-fire pistol event last week, but then hit out at the Army, saying despite winning numerous laurels for India, he has not been recommended for promotion by his seniors. Vijay is attached to the 16 Dogra Regiment.Maken wrote on Monday that the defence ministry should take notice of the recent policy on out-of-turn promotions framed by the Department of Personnel and Training, which allows three such promotions for central government civilian employees.”The armed forces have been in forefront of promoting sports excellence and it would be in the fitness of things that there is parity in the award of out of turn promotion for all sports persons who have excelled in sports events internationally or nationally so as to obviate any sense of deprivation in respect of defence service employees on one hand and reward them equally for the excellence in sports events on the other hand,” Maken wrote.”Outstanding sportspersons achieving high level of excellence deserve consideration even for a third out of turn promotion in recognition of their performances. Such a move will go a long way in recognising the contribution of sportspersons in enhancing the country’s position in the arena of world sports.”The issue of immediate promotion as an officer might be tricky, as it involves different skill sets and training, but the controversy touches on the issue of parity.advertisementSources in the Army say that they would like to proceed by the rules and would give all due support to him. But there is no rule which allows for a triple promotion in case of excelling is a sports event. Rules only provide for a double promotion.
Categories: Crawford News,Runestad News,Tedder News,Webber News 13May House Republicans unveil new roads plans Oakland County Reps weigh in on proposalThe House Republican Caucus today unveiled a simple roads plan that will create a long-term fix for Michigan roads and bridges.The plan focuses on using existing dollars and reprioritizing restricted funds. Unlike the ballot proposal put before the voters, the House Republican plan only contains funding pertinent to roads and bridges.“Michigan residents made it clear they wanted a more straightforward plan when they voted down Proposal 1,” said Rep. Kathy Crawford, R- Novi. “This plan is a simple and common-sense solution to create better roads and bridges.”One of the pillars of the House Republican road funding fix is directing sixty percent of projected General Fund growth directly into Michigan roads, bringing the total state funding to more than a billion dollars per year within the next four years. The plan will not affect funding for K-12 education.“This plan seeks to find a legislative solution to our continuing road problems, not a constitutional one which residents made clear they did not want,” said Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston. “This plan makes better use of the existing funds we have available rather than placing the burden on hard-working Michigan taxpayers.”Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake Township, said he is pleased to see competitive bidding and warranties included in the proposal.“This plan makes a great start at making sure taxpayer funds are used more efficiently and effectively,” Runestad said. “The plan has safeguards to ensure our roads will be of high quality and ensure transparency with taxpayer dollars.”The proposal also includes bills that will reprioritize restricted funds to be directed toward road funding.“We must budget for our priorities. For too long roads have not been a priority in our state and this proposal begins to address that by first using existing tax dollars,” said Rep. Michael Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “The reprioritizing of existing funds is a good start at better balancing our spending to reflect this priority.”###
04May Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites residents from Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours during the month on May.Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting, to discuss concerns regarding state government. “I want to hear about issues that are most important to people and how they would like me to represent their interests in Lansing.”Rep. Brann will be available at the following times and locations:Friday, May 1910 to 11:30 a.m. at Marge’s Donut Den, 1751 28th St. SW in Wyoming;Monday, May 2210 to 11:30 a.m. at Byron Family Restaurant, 2527 84th St. SW in Byron Center; andFriday, May 264:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille, 4157 Division Ave. SW in Wyoming.No appointments are necessary for office hours. Anyone unable to attend who would like to voice a question or concern to the representative may contact his office at (517) 373-2277 or TommyBrann@house.mi.gov. Categories: Brann News