Taylor stars as WI Women tie series

first_img CAGEY START CAUGHT AND BOWLED Winning the toss and electing to take first strike, the West Indies made a cagey start when they lost the wicket of out-of-form opener, Hayley Matthews, for eight with score on 12 in the fourth over. However, unlike the previous match, which was also played at the same venue, there was not to be a steady fall of wickets. This was due largely to Taylor, who shepherded three key partnerships, the first of which was between herself and opener Shaquana Quintyne. The two put on stroke-filled stand of 69 for the second wicket, before Quintyne was caught for 41 in the 24th over. This brought together Taylor and hard-hitting Deandra Dottin, who put on 36 for the third wicket before the latter was run out for 18. The third alliance, between Taylor and former captain, wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira, put on 45 for the fourth wicket, with Aguilleira going on to hit a series-high 32 off 33 deliveries. Set the highest total of the series to win, England got a brilliant start before falling away mid-way their innings. It is all square heading into the final game of the one-day international (ODI) series between West Indies Women and England Women. The five-match series is currently tied at 2-2 after the West Indies recorded a 42-run win over their opponents in game four at Sabina Park yesterday. The victory, which also provided two World Cup qualifying points for the hosts, was engineered by Player-of-the-Match and captain, Stafanie Taylor. The multiple-time West Indies Women’s Cricketer of the Year first put in a brilliant batting display of 85 to pilot the home team to 223 for six, before returning to claim three for 22 to help bowl out England Women for 181. ”After losing the third game there was a lot of introspection and we asked the girls to show a bit more fight going forward,” explained Taylor. ”It was therefore pleasing to see that happened today and we hope it will continue on Wednesday in the final game.” Their opening pair of Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont put on 95 for the first wicket, before the latter was caught and bowled by Taylor in the 20thover for 51. This then brought to crease captain Heather Knight and together with Windfield they put on 38 for the second wicket, taking the score to a threatening 133 for one. However, after Winfield was run out for 51, the visitors collapsed and only Knight, 36, and last Laura Marsh, 13, who was the last player dismissed, passed double figures. Part-time off-spinner Matthews took two for 25. ”We did not take our chances when we were in the field and the West Indies capitalised,” declared England’s Knight. ”However, having said that, credit must go to the West Indies how they kept us out of the game and we now look forward to the final fixture,” she added.last_img read more

Councillor calls for scrapping of tuition fees for third-level students

first_imgIndependent Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called for the scrapping of tuition fees for third-level students. The West Donegal Councillor has made the call as students from the county are among thousands of students protesting at government plans to introduce a loan scheme for students.“I believe that lifetime education should be free for all and paid for through a progressive central taxation system.”“Better educated people generally earn higher incomes and thus should pay more income tax. Over time they not only pay for their own education but also contribute to the education of future generations.” said Mac Giolla Easbuig. He concluded by saying, “At a time when working families are already struggling to survive, saddling students with additional debt will deter our young people from third level education. The government should not only abandon all plans for student loans, they should also scrap the existing tuition fees.”“The government should invest in our youth and bring about equality in education where everyone will have a realistic opportunity to go to College or University. The country will then reap the rewards of a well educated work force.”Councillor calls for scrapping of tuition fees for third-level students was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

SA urged to protect environment

first_img7 September 2012 As the country marks Arbor Week, the government has called on South Africans to help conserve their environment by planting more trees. Speaking at the People and Parks Conference in the Free State on Thursday, Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudfhasi said efforts to improve natural resource management in the country’s protected areas should also contribute to sustainable growth and poverty reduction. “We need to enhance the capacity of the poor to manage their own and shared resources by strengthening local management arrangements and by supporting women’s key roles in managing natural resources,” Mabudafhasi said. Civil society, in particular poor and marginalized groups, needed to be empowered to influence environmental management policy and planning processes at all levels, by expanding public access to information, decision making and justice. Partnerships with the private sector and cross-sectoral cooperation should also be encouraged to conserve the environment, said Mabudafhasi. “I believe we need to fully take advantage of the progressive policies and laws that we have … We need to also build formal and smart partnerships between public services, donors, private sector, business, civil society and local communities.” She said these partnerships should be based on measurable results of fighting environmental degradation and poverty. There was a need for communities to build their own capacities to partner with the private sector through local-based enterprise development based on the sustainable use of biodiversity, such as community-based eco-tourism or sustainable harvesting of natural products. More than R497 000 has been made available by the government for to implement the People and Parks projects in seven provinces, an initiative that had created over 4 800 employment opportunities Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

ONE fighter Batolbatol passes away

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Signed under the ONE Championship umbrella for the past three years, Batolbatol has registered a 5-3 record since transitioning from boxing to the world of MMA.His last fight was on May last year where he submitted to Christian Lee at ONE: Kingdom of Champions in Bangkok, Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBatolbatol was scheduled to fight Indonesian Sunoto Peringkat at ONE: Conquest of Kings this July before the card was cancelled.In a statement, ONE Championship expressed its grief following the tragic news, which read: “ONE Championship is deeply saddened by his untimely passing. The organization extends its sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Rocky Batolbatol during this very difficult time.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Batolbatol’s fellow fighters also paid him a tribute, with Jenel Lausa writing: “Sana nasa magandang kalagayan ka na ngayon, ‘tol. We miss you so much. God bless. Alam naman namin kasama ka na ngayon ni God.”(I hope you’re in a better place right now, brother. We miss you so much. God bless. We know that you’re with God now.) IDLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Rocky Batolbatol. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMixed martial arts fighter Rocky Batolbatol passed away on Sunday after figuring in a road accident in his hometown Cagayan de Oro. He was 32.Formal medical reports have yet to be released on his untimely demise.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Australian tennis star Tomic says he has no love for the game National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

London Olympics organizers apologize to North Korea after flag blunder

first_imgThe organisers of 2012 London Olympic Games have issued a statement of apology after mistakenly using the national flag of South Korea for the North Korean team before an Olympics group match of women’s football. “Ahead of the women’s football match at Hampden Park on Wednesday, the Republic of Korea flag was shown on a big-screen video package instead of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag,” said the statement issued by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games(LOCOG).”Clearly, that is a mistake. We will apologise to the team and the National Olympic Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again.”last_img

Bhagwat’s vest side story

first_imgRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat strongly believes in Gandhian austerity to the extent that he packs only a spare kurta when he travels. During a recent RSS brainstorming session in MP’s Dhar district, some leaders pointed out a wardrobe malfunction-Bhagwat’s kurta was torn near the pocket. The RSS chief handed the,RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat strongly believes in Gandhian austerity to the extent that he packs only a spare kurta when he travels. During a recent RSS brainstorming session in MP’s Dhar district, some leaders pointed out a wardrobe malfunction-Bhagwat’s kurta was torn near the pocket. The RSS chief handed the garment to volunteers and asked them to locate a tailor to fix it. In the meantime, he sported a vest and remained indoors for an hour because his spare kurta had not dried after a wash. Clearly, the top BJP leadership, that changes stylish kurtas at the drop of a hat, is yet to learn from the Parivar head.Battle royaleThe Congress is looking within its ranks for a royal contender to take on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the erstwhile maharani of Dholpur. One name doing the rounds is that of Vishvendra Singh, 52, erstwhile maharaja of Bharatpur, another Jat kingdom. Singh has been MP three times and is a second-term MLA. His name cropped up after the party high command expressed its unhappiness with the performance of its current leader in the Assembly, Rameshwar Lal Dudi. The July 3 zila pramukh elections in Bikaner, where the Congress lost to an Independent, has hastened calls for Dudi’s exit. Singh’s nomination hinges on another scion, Rahul Gandhi. How appropriate.Keep calm, do yogaFarooq Abdullah’s daughter Sara Pilot Abdullah is stepping out of the shadow of her brother, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, and husband, Congress leader Sachin Pilot. A trained instructor in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, Sara offers beginners classes twice a week at an upscale yoga school in south Delhi. Hatha yoga balances stimulating energy with calming energy. Just what both political parties in her family could do with.advertisementRecipe for DisasterThe National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has neither a head nor body for over a fortnight. Vice Chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy and all eight members were asked to resign as part of the new Government’s spring cleaning of UPA appointees. All functions of NDMA have ground to a halt. PM Narendra Modi is the ex-officio chairman of the authority, which is tipped to be headed by BJP MP R.K. Singh. Until then, let’s hope, there are no disasters.Sleep JunctionUnion Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda proposed installing retiring rooms at every railway station across the country. He has probably taken a cue from his office. Both Gowda and MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha have retiring rooms with full-length beds in their Rail Bhavan offices, a hand-me-down from previous occupants.Will he, won’t he?AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, promised he would marry TV journalist Amrita Rai when the couple came clean about their affair in April. But he didn’t say when. So now, each time Singh calls the media for dinner, they expect an announcement. Journalists who flocked to a dinner hosted by Singh in Bhopal were disappointed when he told them it was to celebrate his entry into the Rajya Sabha. However, he later told a journalist that he would organise another party for them shortly. Enough to send rumour mills into overdrive.The colour deserves a special mention for its current popularityTHE WEEK IN PINKMinister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha wore a bright pink kurta to Parliament when the rail budget was presented.Actor Sunny Leone’s video promo ‘Pink Lips’ for the forthcoming film Hate Story 2 attracted over one million YouTube views.Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje cleared Jaipur Metro’s underground construction on the condition that the Pink City’s heritage be preserved.Get the Message After Narendra Modi’s Twitter thrust, it’s the turn of RSS to experiment with the microblogging site. Twitter officials visited RSS Delhi HQ, Keshav Kunj, with a plan to help the Sangh attract youngsters. They used a bird from Indian mythology to emphasise timely communication. Officials pointed out Jatayu, the vulture, had tried to prevent’s Sita abduction by Ravana. A mythological bird and a tug at the Sangh’s Hindutva ethos. It’s called killing two birds with one stone.Menu change of the weekThe dhokla has trumped the samosa. Dhoklas now rule the table at all government and public sector company meetings.Missing MinisterKerala’s Minister for Non-Resident Keralites’ Affairs, K.C. Joseph, believes only Keralites in the US need his attention. When 46 nurses from the state held captive by insurgent group ISIS in Iraq pleaded for help on June 26, Joseph was ensconced in the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Philadelphia inaugurating the convention of an American Malayalee association. While Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spent sleepless nights negotiating the release of the nurses, Joseph hopped to Illinois to attend the convention of another Malayalee organisation on July 4. His 11-day US sojourn ended only on July 7, after the nurses were evacuated. Just in time for the photo-op.advertisementlast_img read more

Cabagnot piles up milestones

first_imgView comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlex Cabagnot had no clue he was one assist away from passing the great Philip Cezar on the PBA’s all-time assists list.The San Miguel guard learned about it only after the Beermen had demolished the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday night, 113-92.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Tour de France vet retains Ronda red jersey LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Cabagnot, a seven-time PBA champion, also became the first player in PBA history with at least 3,000 assists, 600 steals and 800 triples as per the league’s chief statistician, Fidel Mangonon.He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals to help San Miguel dump winless Magnolia for its first back-to-back wins in the 2019 Philippine Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town It was a memorable night for Cabagnot, who moved into a tie with Cezar for eighth place with 3,130 assists.It wasn’t the only milestone Cabagnot reached. The 36-year-old also cracked the top 10 All-Time Steals early in the third quarter, passing NLEX guard Cyrus Baguio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I never imagined when I started that I’ll get to this,” said Cabagnot, the second overall pick by the defunct Sta. Lucia in the 2005 PBA Draft.“I’m just trying to make my mom and dad proud every game.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more