FULL HUNDRED – Gayle smashes fastest world T20 century as WI ease past England

first_img After losing Samuels in the seventh over, Gayle waited for the loose deliveries to punish England’s bowlers. Such was Gayle’s domination that AndrÈ Russell remained unbeaten on 16 in the unbroken fifth wicket stand of 70 runs with the opener. “We were quite happy at halfway, at no stage did England get away,” West Indies captain Darren Sammy said. “We have belief among ourselves in this format. We will go out and try to entertain.” Earlier, Joe Root top-scored with 48 off 36 balls – with three fours and a six – after England were put in to bat. Root featured in a productive 55-run second wicket stand with Alex Hales, who made 28, which featured three successive boundaries off leg-spinner Samuel Badree. Jos Buttler and captain Eoin Morgan took charge late in the innings after Root was caught at mid off in the 15th over, giving Russell his second wicket. Buttler smashed three sixes in a brief cameo of 30 runs before he holed out in the deep, but Morgan remained unbeaten on 27 off 14 balls as England scored 59 runs in the last five overs. Russell took 2-36, while Dwayne Bravo gave away 17 runs in the last over to finish with 2-41. “We never really took the game away from them,” Morgan said. “Gayle is a hard guy to stop and West Indies didn’t allow us to get going on what was a really good batting surface.” ENGLISH BOWLERS PUNISHED MUMBAI, India (AP): Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in World Twenty20 cricket as West Indies thumped England by six wickets in their Group One match yesterday. Gayle, who completed his century off 47 balls, remained unbeaten on 100 off 48 balls with five fours and 11 towering sixes to better his own record of a 50-ball hundred in the 2007 tournament in South Africa. Marlon Samuels set the tone by hitting eight fours in his 37, before Gayle’s brutal hitting took West Indies to 183-4 in 18.1 overs in reply to what earlier appeared to be a competitive England total of 182-6. England seamers found it difficult to control the wet ball because of dew at the Wankhede Stadium as Gayle completed his half century off 27 balls, smashing three fours and five sixes. “The dew played a part as well,” Gayle said. “After facing the first over, I took a while to get back on strike. But Marlon helped ease the pressure.” The left-hander required only another 20 deliveries to complete his century and smashed six more sixes and two boundaries that included three straight successive sixes off off-spinner Moeen Ali. “Before I went out, Sulieman Benn said ‘entertain me’,” Gayle said. “Pleased to finish the game and not leave it to anyone else. I was pumped today.” West Indies never stayed behind the asking run rate of over nine an over and England bowlers had no answer to the barrage of runs off Gayle’s bat.last_img read more

Doctors perform 1st rectal cancer surgery at Linden hospital

first_imgThe Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) continues to make strides in advancing the medical services offered to members of the public.On January 26, a team of doctors, headed by Dr Yu Zijun, successfully performed the hospital’s first radical resection of rectal carcinoma, a type of surgery forDoctors performing the surgery at the LHCtreatment of rectal cancer. The surgery was performed on a 53-year-old male. Also part of the surgical team were Dr Jin Zhen – an anaesthetist; Dr Geng Shouming – a Gynaecology consultant and Dr Joseph London, a resident surgeon.Dr Yu Zijun, who spearheaded the team, specialises in this field in China.Speaking with Guyana Times, Public Relations Officer (PRO) attached to the LHC, Toshanna Alicock, said the doctors who performed the surgery were very experienced, knowledgeable and committed to their patients. She further encouraged members of the public to take advantage of regular screenings offered at the medical institution. “We’re very pleased that we were able to perform this surgery at the LHC and more so that it was successful. We are encouraging persons to have regular check-ups done to detect cancer in its early stage,” she indicated.last_img read more

Natural Resources Minister signals legislation for EITI compliance

first_imgAmid concerns shared by some extractive companies about the release of their contracts to the public, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has stated that Government would craft a legislative framework if necessary to mandate compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).Addressing media operatives on Friday, Trotman stated that the EITI procedure was currently voluntary, which enabled companies to determine whether or not their data should be released.“The solution is publication. It’s a process. It takes time. I believe that if necessary, we would have to enact laws to ensure compliance,” said the Minister.The EITI is a global standard to promote accountable management of oil, gas, and mineral resources. Guyana just submitted its first EITI report and out of nine companies identified to participate, only seven complied. However, Trotman is positive that it was just an ‘opting out’ situation.“The EITI process is a voluntary one. I believe that scoring seven out of nine on the first go is an excellent score to achieve. I believe that for reasons best known to the companies, they chose not to participate. We didn’t get a sense that it was a refusal, rather an opting out at this moment,” he explained.He reminded that there were confidentiality clauses in agreements, which prohibit Government from sharing information from these companies. As part of the EITI, all contracts from the oil and mineral resources sectors must be publicised to ensure transparency.“The report noted that the law regarding confidentiality agreements needs to be addressed …We have had some concerns raised by mining companies … The laws themselves might not speak to confidentiality, but the agreements have clauses embedded in them that are very strict in some cases about confidentiality. The agreement is also a legally-binding document and, in a sense, is therefore law,” said the Minister.According to Trotman, the report showed some gaps on the part of Government and attention was now being focused on fixing these anomalies.“In as much as this report points to what is happening in the extractive sector, it also points to … Government and identify some gaps and omissions on our part, in so far as how we can and should be working together to fill those gaps … Government has to move with greater expediency in implementing this decision for collaboration. As we take advantage of the technology that is available, we will see greater collaboration,” he said.It was reported just a few days ago on Wednesday that total revenues from the sector in the 2017 fiscal year amounted to $20.8 billion.The Guyana Gold Board (GGB), to which gold declarations are made, accounted for 33 per cent of this revenue, followed by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) with 32 per cent and the Finance Ministry, 18 per cent.Gold and other minerals contributed $17.4 billion or 84 per cent of revenue from the extractive industries. On the other hand, oil and gas contributed $2.8 billion or 14 per cent. Bauxite, one of Guyana’s oldest industries, contributed $479 million or two per cent.The extractive sector’s contribution to exports has a dollar value of 193.2 billion. Besides the sector’s contribution to exports, it contributed 9.3 per cent to total Government revenues and 4.2 per cent to Guyana’s total employment. Its contribution to Guyana’s overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 20 per cent.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotmanlast_img read more

B.C., Quebec only two provinces with gas prices average over dollar mark

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — With the price of crude oil still struggling to stay above $30 a barrel U-S, the cross-Canada retail price of gasoline continues to fall, with the national average down early today to 94.3 cents a litre.However a local early this morning monitor revealed no evidence the latest three cent drop in Fort St. John was either the across-the-board or the common price in the city.At a 105.9 cents a litre, it was still the posted price at only two filling stations — the Petro-Canada and Safeway outlets at the opposite ends of 100 street.- Advertisement -In addition, even at that level, it had failed to catch up to the falling provincial average which was down to a 104.7, and it was still three cents higher than the average in Quebec — the only other province with an average above a dollar.Alberta’s low end average had slipped to 81.8 cents a litre, four and a half cents lower than Saskatchewan’s, and all three Prairie Provinces, along with Ontario and New Brunswick, were still below 95 cents.The GasBuddy monitor also had the low end price in the country still in the Edmonton area, but down to 71.2 cents, and nearly 15 cents a liter less than the best consumer price in BC, of 85.9 cents at the Prince George Costco.Advertisement It should be noted however, that price made the provincial price differential a whopping 64 cents a litre, as the top end price in this province was still a 149.9 at the Driftwood Auto & Marine Centre on Pender Island in Georgia Straight.Here in the BC Peace, Dawson Creek still featured the lowest prices, with two filling stations down to 97.9 cents, and all the outlets on a ten station monitor in that city, below a dollar a litre.Two outlets in Tumbler Ridge got the region’s high end honors with 115.9 in the GasBuddy survey.last_img read more

West Ham boss Allardyce desperate to keep hold of Arsenal and Man United target

first_imgSam Allardyce insists he has not given up hope of persuading Arsenal and Manchester United target Winston Reid to commit his future to West Ham.The New Zealand international is out of contract in the summer and would be able to leave Upton Park on a free transfer.Allardyce had been hopeful of the central defender penning a new deal in east London but he has so far stalled on doing so.That has encouraged both United and Arsenal, while Liverpool also retain an interest, but the Hammers boss says his side’s success this season might convince Reid to stay put.When asked whether he thought Reid would sign a new deal, Allardyce said: “Well I havent given up because I feel that we’re progressing very nicely and I feel we can give Wiston all he wants if he stays with us.“We’re building the club slowly at the moment but our ultimate goal is try and be as ambitious as we possibly can and that would be as ambitious as Winston.“But of course if Winston’s that impatient and he thinks it’s something else then we’ll have to wait and see.” 1 Winston Reid in action for West Ham last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE EARN ANOTHER EXCELLENT WIN IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE

first_imgMOVILLE GAA NEWS: On Saturday evening our Senior men made it three wins from three in the all county league. In a close opening 10 minutes with scores hard to come by it was Moville who game closest with Michael Barr striking the upright after a quick attacking move. The first score of the game for Moville came from from Danny Murphy before Robert Emmets registered two unanswered points. The first goal of game was scored by Robert Emmets Johnny McLaughlin but was quickly cancelled out by a goal from Moville’s Danny Murphy. The first half ended with Robert Emmets adding 3 further points to their tally but Moville kept in touch through 2 converted frees from Ciaran Diver. The half time score was 1-5 to 1-3 in favour of the home side.At the start of the second half Moville registered the first score through Malachy McDermott but as in the first half Robert Emmets hit back with scoring 1-1 in quick succession and the goal scored by Marcus Curran. Moville quickly got back up the field again and Danny Murphy the man of the moment scored his second goal of the gametophyte leave 2 points between the teams. Moville got level half way through the second half through points fromDiver and Barr. Another converted free from Diver pushed Moville ahead and Murphy added another point to put 2 between the sides. The final 4 scores where shared at 2 a piece with Diver hitting his forth free of the day and super sub Sean O Hare coming on to put the icing on the cake for the visitors by scoring the final score of the day. Final score was 2-08 to 2-10 in Moville’s favour.Our u8 and u10 girls and boys had a very enjoyable Saturday morning playing against Malin in the first of the Go games. Well done to all involved and as always thanks to all the coaches for their time and effort Sunday evening all roads lead to Malin where our minor lads took on Muff in the Inishowen minor league final but unfortunately the result didn’t fall our way. The lads put in a gallant effort but two first half goals proved too costly to claw back but credit to the lads in the second half they made a good game of it and kept going to the end. The lads have a few weeks off now before they turn their attention to the county championship.Our club has been well represented at various levels at county level over the weekend well done to all involved.Congratulations to our club members on the ladies county senior team who had a great win over Cavan on Saturday past in the division two league semi final. The ladies will now play Westmeath in the league final with a time and venue to be confirmed.Lotto Results for Monday 18th AprilNo jackpot winner. €50 winner Antionette Hegarty. No’s 8,13,18,20. Next weeks jackpot €6,300.Many thanks for your continued support and contributions!!!!Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page, by text to 07769298868 or an email to pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ie GAA NEWS: MOVILLE EARN ANOTHER EXCELLENT WIN IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE was last modified: May 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAmovilleSportlast_img read more

RITH 2012: RUNNING TIMES ACROSS CO DONEGAL TODAY

first_imgBeidh an chéad lá den rith náisiúnta spraoiúil ar son na Gaeilge ar siúl inniu ón Bhun Bheag i nGaoth Dobhair go dtí an Srath Bán i gContae Thír Eoghain.Is iad na hamannaí agus na ceantracha atá i gceist ná: An Bun Beag 9.00am, Mín an Chladaigh 10.00am, An Fál Carrach 11.20am, Dún Fionnachaidh 12.45pm, An Craoslach 2.00pm, An Tearmann 3.00pm, Cill Mhic Réanáin 3.00pm, Eileastrom 4.00pm, Barr an tsléibhe i Leitir Ceanainn 4.30pm, Príomhshráid Leitir Ceanainn 4.50pm, Ros Géar i Leifear 6.15pm agus cúrsa thart ar An Srath Bán idir 6.45pm agus 7.30pm.Ba mhaith leis an lucht eagraithe iarraidh ar an mhórphobal teacht amach agus tacaíocht a thabhairt do na reathaithe ó chlubanna áitiúla, scoileanna áitiúla agus choistí áitiúla, de réir mar a théann siad ó bhaile go baile, ag tabhairt an bhaitín, a bhfuil teachtaireacht ón Uachtarán istigh ann mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge, ó phobal go pobal. Ba mhaith linn ár leithscéal a ghabháil as aon mhoill ar na bóithre, agus iarraimid ar gach úsáideoir bóthair a bheith tuisceanach inniu ós rud é go mbeidh go leor daoine óga agus páistí ag glacadh páirte sa Rith, agus bheimis buíoch as tiománaithe bheith cúramach agus faicheallach.Day one of the national Irish language fun-run RITH 2012 will be taking place today from Bunbeg in Gaoth Dobhair to Strabane in Tyrone. The approximate times and routes are as follows: Bunbeg 9.00am, Mín an Chladaigh 10.00am, Falcarragh 11.20am, Dunfanaghey 12.45pm, Creeslough 2.00pm, Termon 3.00pm, Kilmacrennan 3.00pm, Illistrin 4.00pm, Mountaintop Letterkenny 4.30pm, Letterkenny Mainstreet 4.50pm, Rossgier in Lifford 6.15pm and Strabane Town between 6.45 and 7.30pm.The organisers would like to invite the public to come out and cheer on the relay runners, from local clubs, schools and community organisations, who will pass the baton with a  “Seachtain na Gaeilge” message from the President on to each community and town as it passes through. We wish to apologise for any delay or inconvenience on the roads, and would ask all roadusers to be mindful that many young children will be taking part in the Fun Run along the route today, and we would appreciate due care and consideration.  RITH 2012: RUNNING TIMES ACROSS CO DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: March 8th, 2012 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:RITH 2012: RUNNING TIMES ACROSS CO DONEGAL TODAYlast_img read more

If Facebook Is Smart, It’ll Do More With Voice

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Facebook could boost revenue by as much as $800 million per year by adding Skype-like voice service, according to a report by the Copenhagen-based research firm Strand Consult. The question is, should it?The report says Facebook’s sheer size could allow it to succeed where Google Voice and Microsoft, which acquired Skype for $8.5 billion in May 2011, have not. Facebook could, in fact be the “Skype killer,” according to the Strand report. Facebook and Skype have a partnership, announced last year, to bring video calling to Facebook.We’ve asked Facebook and Skype for their thoughts, and will update here when we hear back. Crucially, Facebook has payment-collection abilities that it uses for multiplayer games. It could use that function for billing voice-over-IP services. The report concludes that Facebook “could create a communication experience far richer than what is available today.”Jonathan Rick, who runs a Washington, D.C.-based social-media marketing firm The Jonathan Rick Group, noted that many inside North America have never used or even heard of voice over IP. That could work to Facebook’s advantage.“Facebook wouldn’t be competing against Skype and Google Voice, but introducing a brand new feature to its 1 billion users,” Rick said. “This makes for a beautiful opportunity. The risk isn’t that people won’t use VOIP; it’s that they won’t use Facebook’s VOIP. In other words, the marketplace already exists; it’s a question of whether Facebook can hack together the technology.”Stefan Rust of business-app developer Exicon Global, however, cautioned that Facebook may not have an easy time taking on Skype. Skype is primarily used for business communication, whereas Facebook remains predominantly social.“The beauty of Facebook (is that it) doesn’t require active engagement and is ambient. It’s a watercooler,” Rust said.Facebook would be “much better off opening APIs to third-party VOIP providers to tap into their community that want to use VOIP. I have a Skype account and now want to communicate with someone on Voxer, and Facebook as a central hub would allow me to do that.”The voice question comes as company observers say it needs to make a bold move to add revenue. The company’s share prices have slumped since its initial public offering in May and investors are getting restless.“In this mindset, and especially with its stock down 50 percent, Facebook doesn’t need to overtake Skype; it just needs to add another revenue stream,” Rick said.“Despite Facebook’s flock of failures — ranging from Beacon to Offers to Places — none of these has really hurt the social network’s growth or reputation. Instead, taking a crack at VOIP squares nicely with Facebook’s motto to ‘move fast and break things.’” Tags:#voice#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dave copeland 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Former US team standout shines for HD Spikers

first_imgThe 28-year-old from Arizona State University said picking up wins early means a lot for her team.“This is a very important win for us; we get to show that we can fight and we can win games,” said Wilson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe six-foot heavy hitter scored 24 points to power Cignal past Sta. Lucia Realty, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-23, Saturday at Bacoor Strike Gym in Cavite.“The key factor is we stayed together no matter what,” said Wilson who once played for the United States in the World Under-23 championships. “One person went down and another steps up and as a team we get back.” Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Cignal placed sixth the previous two Grand Prix tournaments and has yet to win a conference title after becoming co-champions in 2016 Invitationals.It has seen several major lineup changes especially after losing key player Jovelyn Gonzaga due to the military and to subsequent injury.The HD Spikers improved to 2-1, while the Lady Realtors fell to 1-3.Later, PLDT FIBR finally connected with a hard-earned 24-26, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21, 15-8 victory over Generika-Ayala.Grace Lazard led PLDT with 32 points while Lizlee Ann Pantone added 26 excellent sets.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Playing only her third game for Cignal HD, American open hitter Erica Wilson knew exactly how small the HD Spikers felt going up against the big guns in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ ALA says Nietes not ducking Palicte; purse bid set PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more