New skipper Campbell eyeing first one-day 100

first_imgNewly appointed Jamaica Scorpions one-day captain, opener John Campbell, says his intention is to grab the opportunity with both hands. The former West Indies Under-19 vice-captain is scheduled to lead Jamaica for the first time when the WICB NAGICO Insurance Super50 tournament bowls off early next month. “I’m really happy and elated to be leading my country at the highest level,” said Campbell, who replaces spinner Nikita Miller as leader of the unit. “It’s not really a surprise to me as I am the vice-captain of the four-day team. “I therefore knew that the selectors were looking at me, and now that I have been presented with the opportunity, I hope to grab it both hands.” Campbell, one of the brighter batting prospects locally, is set to lead Jamaica in a tough Group A. The group includes the co-hosts and title holders, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, last year’s runners-up Barbados Pride, and invited team, ICC Americas. Each team is slated to play each other twice at the group stage with the top two advancing to the semi-finals, set for January 20 and 21. The final will be played on Sunday, January 23. “It’s a tough tournament and a tough group, but we have a good, balanced squad,” stated Campbell. “I am therefore looking forward to us going over there and representing the country well, and hopefully bring home the trophy.” Meanwhile, 23-year-old Campbell, who boasts a one-day average of 33 from eight games, said he is hoping to improve his overall statistics. “I have been doing fairly well in one-day cricket, and heading into this tournament, I am looking to score my first one-day century,” he said. “That would be good for me, and for the team.” The third staging of the Super50 is set to bowl off on Thursday, January 7 at Queen’s Park Oval with the Scorpions facing the Red Force in a day-night encounter. St Kitts and Nevis are the other co-hosts and will feature Guyana Jaguars, Windward Islands Volcanoes, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, and Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.last_img read more

Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball ‘the Kardashian of the NBA’

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors directs his players during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State coach Steve Kerr called LaVar Ball “the Kardashian of the NBA” on Monday night, and said he thinks the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has zero credibility.Disgusted, Kerr made his remarks before the Warriors’ game against Denver. He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad told ESPN that the Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton, a dear Kerr friend and former top assistant with the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Rookie jitters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, president of the National Basketball Coaches Association, has called the ESPN article “a disgrace” and LaVar Ball’s comments an “ignorant distraction.”“Somewhere, I guess in Lithuania, LaVar Ball is laughing at all of us. People are eating out of his hands for no apparent reason, other than he’s become like the Kardashian of the NBA or something,” Kerr said. “And that sells, and that’s what’s true in politics and entertainment and now in sports. It doesn’t matter if there’s any substance involved with an issue, it’s just can we make it really interesting for no apparent reason? There is nothing interesting about that story.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKerr is in regular touch with Walton and hates to see him in this position. Ball claimed Walton “has no control” of the team and is too young for his job.“I feel horrible for Luke, that’s my guy, he’s one of my best friends,” Kerr said. “He shouldn’t have to deal with this. But to me one of the things about the NBA is it’s always been a haven from the parents. The guys who coach high school are the ones who really have to deal with the parents. I’ve never had to talk to a parent who was upset about playing time. I’m sure there are plenty out there but they don’t have a voice in the NBA. But for whatever reason we’re giving this guy a voice and Luke’s got to deal with it, and it’s a shame. He’s handling it great. He’s doing all he can. It’s just part of his gig, unfortunately.” View commentslast_img read more

Passengers forced to use tarmac despite million-dollar air bridge

first_imgA still image from a video of the flooding in the CJIAA photo taken by one of the passengers forced to disembarkDespite the millions of dollars in improvements being made at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), passengers on social media vented their frustration as they were forced to use the tarmac after one of the airport’s air bridges reportedly malfunctioned.In a social media post, one such passenger complained about the fact that despite being forced to pay CJIA’s increased fees of $7500, he had no choice but to disembark and walk on the tarmac while the boarding bridges were inoperable.Last month, CJIA had announced that as of April 1, arriving and departing passengers would have to pay an additional US$35… all to support the ongoing CJIA expansion project.According to Caribbean Airlines, one of the major airline carriers at the airport, they were informed that both the airport security fee and the airport passenger service charge would be increased.“The total cost of the new fees to all travellers for a return trip is US$35 or $7315. For departing passengers, US$17 and US$15 for arriving passengers, payable in Guyana dollars at the prevailing foreign exchange rate.”Caribbean Airlines had also revealed that CJIA had advised all airlines that these increases were to support improvements at the airport, with the new fees being collected at the check-in counters and arrival hall for departing and arriving customers respectively from April 15.It was only a few days ago that outside and inside the CJIA was flooded. Around that time, there had been heavy rainfall. Efforts to contact airport officials for a comment were futile.The project got underway in 2012, under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration when Guyana secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyana Government was to contribute some US$12 million.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), when in Opposition, had cut the funds the then Government – People’s Progressive Party (PPP) – had allocated for the CJIA expansion.When the coalition Government came in to power in 2015, the project was put on hold, but after some discussions, it was later announced that the project would be continued but several aspects were cut from the original design.After the 32-month projected completion date had passed, officials had been optimistic of the project being completed by 2017. However, the extension of works into 2019 comes in disparity to an earlier commitment by Government where it committed that the works associated with the expansion would have been completed by the last quarter of 2018.Upon completion, the airport is expected to have four air passenger boarding bridges for arrivals and departures; a 450-seat departure area, escalators and elevators in addition to an extended runway catering for larger categories of aircraft.last_img read more

Regals force Game 6 versus Pirates in NPHL East final

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers opponent for the North Peace Hockey League finals remains up in the air.In the best-of-seven Eastern Division final, the Falher Pirates held a 3-0 advantage early last week, but the High Prairie Regals clawed their way back into the series after winning a pair of games over the weekend. Game 6 is set for tomorrow night in High Prairie and if necessary, Game 7 will be played on Thursday in Falher. Both games are set to start at 8:30 p.m.“The team that comes out of there will still be in game shape,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “We haven’t played for almost two weeks. I think they will have an advantage the first couple games. Both teams are high scoring and we will have to be ready for that.”- Advertisement -The Flyers haven’t been in game action since a 6-4 win over the Grande Prairie Athletics nearly two weeks ago.The schedule for the NPHL finals is as follows,Saturday, March 3rd Regals/Pirates at FlyersTuesday, March 6th Flyers at Regals/PiratesThursday, March 8th Regals/Pirates at FlyersSaturday, March 10th Flyers at Regals/PiratesTuesday, March 13th Regals/Pirates at Flyers*if necessaryThursday, March 15th Flyers at Regals/Pirates*if necessarySaturday, March 17th Regals/Pirates at Flyers*if necessarylast_img read more

Wet and cold weather brings some relief to wildfires but also causes delays

first_img“Crews are making good progress and the fire containment is now estimated at 65%.Crews will continue to mop up and eliminate hot spots on the northern flank.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – While many were hoping the rain and colder temperatures would help the wildfires, it is actually causing trouble for some.The Siphon Creek Wildfire still sits at 85,300 hectares. But with the winter conditions, work is hard to continue with.“The recent wet and unsettled weather conditions have significantly impeded road access to the fire. Helicopters are unable to fly due to poor visibility and winter conditions. Approximately 4-5 cm of snow was observed at camp this morning and 10 cm is forecasted by this evening. Given the unsafe work conditions due to falling trees and unpassable road conditions, crews are not working on the line today until conditions improve. Today a new Ontario incident management team is taking over command on the Alberta side of the border. Both the BC and Ontario team continue to work collaboratively. Ongoing communications with the oil and gas companies and stakeholders is happening on a regular basis.“The Halfway River fire still sits at 5,800 hectares with a 50% containment rate.“Dozer guard west of Farrell Creek on the SW flank is complete with patrol and mop-up continuing when conditions allow. Crews will be putting in a contingency line to the west and direct attack will occur on the north flank of the fire. Wet, cold, and unsettled conditions may make work a challenge today and crews will be working a shorter day for safety reasons.”- Advertisement -The Beatton Road Airport fire is making progress. It currently sits at 14,460 hectares and is 65% contained.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man United blow! Top target Muller not for sale, insist Bayern Munich

first_img1 Bayern Munich have ruled out selling Manchester United target Thomas Muller this summer.The Bundesliga giants have issued a hands-off warning for their World Cup-winning star after recent reports that the Red Devils had tabled a £60m bid for his signature.Louis van Gaal is a big admirer of the 25-year-old having worked with him during his time in charge of Bayern and is still keen to add a midfielder with striking prowess to his squad.However, Bayern officials have made it clear that the versatile Muller will not be leaving the club and could yet extend his current deal which expires in 2019.“We will need every player,” sporting director Matthias Sammer admitted.“I think there is nothing more that could happen [in the transfer market].” Thomas Muller last_img read more

A rich history

first_imgRe: “Texas charges sideline DeLay when Bush needs his strength” (Sept. 29): If you look at the history of American political scandals of the last hundred years, you have to conclude that nobody does corruption like the Republicans when they gain power. The Democrats do their best to keep up, but they never really come close to being as sleazy, especially when the GOP has got good and complacent after holding power for a while … people forget how awful the scandals of both Reagan’s and Nixon’s second terms were. For some reason, sooner or later, the GOP raincoat always pops open and we get flashed. The scandals we’re seeing now are only the ones a friendly Justice Department and friendly Congress couldn’t bury, and I bet you a gallon of unleaded there’s plenty more scandals where those came from. – Bill Murphy Mountain View Gay marriage is worth $3,000 per year to my family. If Gov. Schwarzenegger is going to stand in the way of my family winning equal protection, I would like him to send me a check in this amount. I must pay $2,400 in taxes per year to accept the health benefit package offered at no cost to me by my partner’s employer. Legal spouses are excluded from this tax, so this is a tangible loss to our household income each year. My partner and I have a child and we have spent thousands to approximate protections afforded by marriage by drafting powers of attorney for medical decisions and hospital visitation, living wills, etc. I will spread this cost out over a number of years to keep Arnold’s annual payment low. – John Crabtree-Ireland Los Angeles Illegal aliens The editorial “Policy breakdown” (Sept. 29) uses illegal aliens as a foil for our fears of post-9-11 safety. That point of view misses the issue entirely. Illegal aliens come here to work. They pay taxes on their meager salaries and at retail stores. For decades, studies have indicated that illegal aliens receive in benefits only a tiny portion of what they pay into our system. We educate their children in our schools they are taxed to support. Many of those children are U.S. citizens. Despite our protestations, we like illegal aliens. They allow us to have 99 cent per pound apples, $60/month gardeners and cut-rate nannies. Illegal aliens never complain, they don’t make a fuss and they have no political voice. They just work. – Paul Gonzales La Crescenta Teachers rebelling Why are the teachers rebelling against Prop. 74? If they would only research the archives, they would find that the LAUSD in the ’50s and ’60s, and possibly before that, they had to wait 10 years to reach what was called tenure, and to qualify for raises they had to attend institutes to further their education. Then came the unions, UTLA, etc. I know this because my mother was a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. What has happened to the three R’s? – Don Nigherbon Winnetka Burning rubber Re: “Crippled jet touches down safely at LAX” (Sept. 22): The pilot burned the rubber off the tires of his plane to save lives. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa burned the rubber off his car’s tires to get to the airport. For what? A photo opportunity with a real hero? To bask in his reflected glory? To give people the impression that he is on top of his job? How callous, how obvious, how shameful. – Stephen Mislove Studio City 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Why take abuse? If I were Gov. Schwarzenegger I would throw my hands up and say, I gave it a try but the people of California seem to be happy with things as they are, and I would go back to making millions in the movie industry. Why take the abuse from people who don’t seem to care the state is going bankrupt and that our elected officials are in the pocket of the unions? Politicians try to force things like same-sex marriage and driver’s licenses for illegals on us and although the governor was the one to stop it, his poll numbers continue to drop? I guess the old adage is true – you get the government you deserve. – Robert Gardner Sylmar Arnold owes me Re Arnold vetoes gay marriage” (Sept. 30): last_img read more

Huge international interest expected for LYIT’s Green Day

first_imgWith over 20 exhibitors already secured, Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s (LYIT) Green Day is once again set to be of huge interest to businesses, households and students from all over Donegal, Derry and Strabane. Green Day will take place in LYIT on Thursday 28 November from 9.30am to 2.30pm and along with the extensive range of exhibitors, it will include a seminar hosting an international panel of experts looking at how renewable energy can help achieve Ireland’s Climate Action targets.This is LYIT’s fourth year to host the Green Day at their campus and Mary Daly, LYIT’s Estates Manager is delighted to be joining up with the multi-national EU funded SMARTrenew project led by Dr. Nick Timmons, Principal Investigator of LyITs WiSAR Lab. This strategically important €1.6m project partly funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme consists of an international consortium of partners from Finland, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands together with Donegal County Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council and LYIT.“We are building on the success of last year’s event” says Mary Daly.  “This year we are adding a further dimension with SMARTrenew hosting a panel of international experts, including an energy consultant from Denmark and a SMARTrenew partner from Iceland, to share with us their experiences, insights and learning on how they have embraced smart renewable energy technology, including smart energy storage in batteries and heat extraction from the sea.”Speakers will include Alan Ryan from SEAI, Ireland, Ragnar Ásmundsson from HeatRD in Iceland Eddie McGoldrick from Power on Technologies in Northern Ireland and Magda Kowalska from PlanEnergi in Denmark. The seminar will be of interest to businesses operating in this area, public sector organisations, policymakers, learners and lecturers.Alongside the seminar will be a range of exhibitors including the OPW Optimising Power initiative, recycling demonstrations with Voice Ireland, local suppliers of energy efficiency technologies and electric vehicles, information on Green Mortgages, reusable cup promotions, health & fitness checks, display of student projects and opportunities to meet the Green Campus team and learn more about the SMARTrenew project. “With the increased focus on meeting our commitments as a society to the challenges around climate change and adaptation, this is a great opportunity for businesses, homeowners, public sector organisations, students and others to call in and see what is on offer and to learn a bit more about what they can do at home or at work to assist in helping us meet our obligations to the challenges around climate change” says Mary Daly.“If you want to find out more about how to get the most out of your recycling efforts or about electric cars or energy efficient products that can help increase your homes energy rating or if you are looking for a mortgage and would like to see how you can avail of a ‘green’ mortgage, then we would encourage you to come along on the day.”The event will take place in the Main Campus from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Thursday 28 November and admission is free.Huge international interest expected for LYIT’s Green Day was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter react to Holloway’s criticism of Sylla

first_imgMany QPR fans on Twitter felt boss Ian Holloway was right to warn striker Idrissa Syllaabout his reaction to being substituted in the win at Reading.Sylla was demonstrably unhappy with the decision to take him off and that did not go down well Holloway, who has accused the player of showing a lack of respect and warned him about his conduct.While some Rangers supporters backed the player, others were fully behind the manager.@WestLondonSport bang on Ollie .— Ric Duran 1882 (@portugeezer09) January 19, 2017@WestLondonSport Good!!— The Grey Haired Dude (@QPR4Me) January 19, 2017@ByrneBarry @WestLondonSport @QPRReport Ollie knows what he is doing. Standards at QPR generally appalling. Public reprimands ok by me— Matt Winton (@Mattwinton1) January 19, 2017@WestLondonSport don’t have an issue with this, pleased to finally have a manager in who is setting the right standards for our club— TAF (@thomasaferry) January 19, 2017There were some dissenting voices though, who either believed Holloway should have kept disciplinary issues in the dressing room or that Sylla had every right to show his displeasure.@WestLondonSport sick of Olly airing stuff like this in public – keep it in house! The last thing we need is another player out of the squad— Sam Willson (@sawillson) January 19, 2017@WestLondonSport I’ve never been a fan of slagging players off publicly, not sure it helps anyone really. Ollie sometimes talks too much.— Dean M Dyble (@coltseavers71) January 19, 2017@WestLondonSport Completely OTT from IH. Not sure what this public slagging achieves. Keep it in-house IMO. We’ve had far worse than Sylla.— Mark Coughlan (@MarkCoughlan) January 19, 2017Ollie don’t take it personally as Sylla was only showing his passion for the game and Qpr.I thought that’s what you wanted from your players— Mark Hansell (@MarkHansell1) January 19, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

More Holes in Evolutionary Theory

first_imgHere are three examples of animals not branching out neatly on Darwin’s tree like they’re supposed to.Why, Chromosome?According to standard theory, chimpanzees are humans’ closest living relatives. But if you ask Y, a new genetic comparison puts gorillas closer to humans than both are to chimpanzees. Science Daily shares the emotional reaction to the upset:“Surprisingly, we found that in many ways the gorilla Y chromosome is more similar to the human Y chromosome than either is to the chimpanzee Y chromosome,” said Kateryna Makova, the Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science at Penn State and one of two corresponding authors of the paper. “In regions of the chromosome where we can align all three species, the sequence similarity fits with what we know about the evolutionary relationships among the species — humans are more closely related to chimpanzees. However, the chimpanzee Y chromosome appears to have undergone more changes in the number of genes and contains a different amount of repetitive elements compared to the human or gorilla. Moreover, a greater proportion of the gorilla Y sequences can be aligned to the human than to the chimpanzee Y chromosome.”Two Holes Are Better than OneHumans find it disgusting to imagine pooping food waste out the mouth, but that’s how corals, jellyfish and sea anemones carry out their business. According to Darwinian expectations, a two-hole digestive tract is more advanced, so it evolved later. For decades, scientists thought that comb jellies (phylum Ctenophora) shared this trait. That’s one of the reasons evolutionists placed them as among the ancestors of the other groups. Lo and behold, they were wrong! A Florida biologist proved with flourescent proteins that comb jellies have an anus.However, several unprecedented videos of gelatinous sea creatures called comb jellies, or ctenophores, now threaten to upend the standard view of the evolution of the so-called through-gut. On 15 March, at the Ctenopolooza meeting in St. Augustine, Florida, evolutionary biologist William Browne of the University of Miami in Florida debuted films of comb jellies pooping—and it wasn’t through their mouths.Browne’s videos elicited gasps from the audience because comb jellies, whose lineage evolved long before other animals with through-guts, had been thought to eat and excrete through a single hole leading to a saclike gut.Earlier observations  of comb jellies emitting substances out the mouth might have mistaken barfing for pooping. So does this find falsify evolution? Of course not; Darwin always finds a way to accommodate upsets.One possibility is that the comb jellies evolved through-guts and anuslike pores on their own, independent of all other animals, over hundreds of millions of years. Alternatively, a through-gut and exit hole may have evolved once in an ancient animal ancestor, and subsequently became lost in anemones, jellyfish, and sponges.Saber ConvergenceFor our amusement, Live Science posted a gallery of 12 living and extinct animals with sabre-like teeth. We know about saber-tooth cats, but what about the saber-tooth deer? or the saber-tooth salmon? This is not a late April Fool joke; these animals exist or used to exist. There’s also the walrus, a dog, and an extinct ungulate in the gallery, and a mammal-like reptile. Even among the cats, there were three independent kinds, including unrelated marsupial and placental kinds that (according to evolution) evolved saber teeth independently  by “convergent evolution.”Update 4/06/16: Three More HolesThese Darwinian anomalies appeared shortly after this entry was published.Scientists find surprise lurking in crocodilian jaw (Science Daily). The crocodile has a “previously unknown second jaw joint that helps to distribute the extreme force of their bite,” implying it is better designed than thought.  Note that this discovery was made on living animals that have long been available for study. What’s the Darwinist reaction? “When we discovered that crocs had built this new jaw joint, it made us re-evaluate how mammals actually evolved our jaw joint and reinterpret what we thought we knew about where parts of our jaw joint came from,” said the research leader at the University of Missouri. The article also calls them “living fossils,” implying that they have changed little since their appearance in the fossil record.Population size fails to explain evolution of complex culture (PhysOrg). This Darwin Fail is causing another major re-think. An intuitively logical Darwinian assumption about culture has been shown to be wrong. “But this consensus view is however severely compromised by a paper published this week” in PNAS that found critical flaws in the evolutionary models. It’s back to the drawing board, the article says. Has evolutionary theory been helpful at all on this topic? “For the evolution of complex culture, no satisfying answer is available yet,” the article ends. “The question of the emergence of complex culture remains as elusive as ever.” Doesn’t intelligence have something to do with it?Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations (Science Daily). Here’s another case where evolutionists have wrongly considered people to be dumb victims of blind evolutionary forces. Very few fathers, a study shows, have been duped into raising another male’s offspring. Back to the drawing board again. “The collective evidence for low rates of extra-pair paternity (EPP) challenges the notion that it pays, evolutionarily speaking, to sleep around, the researchers say.”Undoubtedly, evolutionists will find ways to use these observations as evidence for evolution. But of course; when you have convergence and imagination in your storytelling toolkit, you can always keep your web of belief patched up. And so Darwinism limps along, one theory rescue at a time. (Visited 1,150 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more