Khawaja, Burns hurt struggling Windies

first_img Taylor got his revenge in his next over, the fifth of the morning, with the score on 29 when Warner tried to pull a short one from outside off, but only succeeded in lobbing a catch to cover where Marlon Samuels took the offering on the third attempt. Khawaja, who missed the opening Test through injury, then joined Burns to end any hope West Indies had of taking the advantage. Left-hander Khawaja faced 227 balls and struck six fours and a six while Burns, a right-hander, hit 16 fours and a six in an innings requiring 230 balls. They took the Aussies to lunch at 70 for one, and then controlled the second session to be in sight of triple figures by the time tea arrived at 193 without further loss. Burns, unbeaten on 27 at lunch, was the first to his half-century. He moved into the 30s with two boundaries off debutant fast bowler Carlos Brathwaite in the second over on resumption and was quickly into the 40s a couple of overs later when he steered Taylor the ropes at third man. In Taylor’s next over, Burn collected three runs to cover to complete his fourth half-century in his seventh Test. Khawaja, meanwhile, erred on the side of caution. On 18 at lunch, he was measured after the break and needed a further 43 deliveries before bringing up his half-century with a cut to the backward point boundary off Roach. Khawaja was 84 at tea and Burns, 83, and both batsmen sped to three figures on resumption. Burns cleared the ropes at extra cover with left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican in the first over and followed up with a flowing drive to the cover point boundary. Not to be left out, Khawaja’s retort was two back-to-back boundaries off Taylor in the next over, as he joined his partner in the 90s. Burns reached his second Test hundred in the fifth over after the break with three square on the off-side off Warrican, and Khawaja joined him two balls later when he took a single to square leg. For Khawaja, it was his third hundred in consecutive Tests. Part-time off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite eventually got the breakthrough when he had Burns stumped in his fifth over at 287 for two and Khawaja added 41 with Smith for the third wicket before he dismissed five overs before the close, brushing a leg-side catch behind off Taylor. AUSTRALIA 1st innings J. Burns st Ramdin b K Brathwaite 128 D. Warner c Samuels b Taylor 23 U. Khawaja c wkp Ramdin b Taylor 144 *S. Smith not out 32 A. Voges not out 10 Extras (lb3, w3, nb2) 8 TOTAL (3 wkts, 90 overs) 345 To bat: M Marsh, +P Nevill, J Pattinson, P Siddle, J Hazlewood, N Lyon Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Warner), 2-287 (Burns, 3-328 (Khawaja) Bowling: Taylor 18-2-83-2, roach 10-1-53-0, Holder 17-6-33-0 (nb2), C Brathwaite 20-1-71-0 (w3), Warrican 16-1-71-0, K Brathwaite 9-1-31-1. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: M Erasmus, C Gaffaney; TV – I Gould. Taylor’s revenge MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Hundreds by Usman Khawaja and Jose Burns condemned under-fire West Indies to another torrid day in the field, as Australia dominated the opening day of the Boxing Day Test yesterday. Opting to field first at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the second Test of the three-match series, West Indies quickly came under the sword as Khawaja stroked 144 and opener Burns, 128, two innings which propelled the hosts to 345 for three. Fast bowler Jerome Taylor was the best of the bowlers with two for 83, but the remainder of the attack struggled to make an impression on an MCG surface good for batting. West Indies made a good start, claiming the dangerous David Warner for a cameo 23 off 12 balls inside the first half hour following a delayed start due to rain, but Khawaja and Burns added 258 for the second wicket – a partnership that killed off the tourists’ chance of making any immediate future inroads. Captain Steve Smith was unbeaten on 32 at the close. Needing a strong start following their disaster of the opening Test in Hobart, West Indies got exactly the opposite with the left-handed Warner collecting boundaries off the first three deliveries of the day’s second over sent down by seamer Kemar Roach. Warner followed up with another two fours off Taylor in the next over as Australia raced to 27 without loss after only three overs. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

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Liberia Courts Israel to Strengthen Security

first_imgWith the looming threat of terrorism in the West Africa region, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is seeking assistance from the Jewish State of Israel to beef up Liberia’s security preparedness, especially at a time when the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which has provided security for the country for the past 13 years is scaling down its operations by June 30.President Sirleaf said at the Roberts International Airport upon arrival to Liberia after a week-long visit, which ended in Israel, that her trip to that country was to seek help to train Liberian security forces.“Our trip in Israel was simply to see how we can ask that country’s government to further train Liberia’s security apparatuses,” she told Executive Mansion reporters.The recent attacks in neighbouring Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire along with the wave of terror being carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria are serving as grave threats to West Africa. President Sirleaf said at a meeting with Israeli authorities, it was agreed that these emerging threats must be tackled collectively.Defense Minister, Brownie J. Samukai, Jr. was also part of the delegation that made the trip to that Middle Eastern country.The United Nations Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) mandate in Liberia comes to an end June 30, though authorities say that some staff or officers would be stationed on the ground until the 2017 elections. The government insists that it is prepared to take over its securitywhen UNMIL departs, though many continue to doubt this assertion. Prior to visiting Israel, the President paid official visits to the United States as well as Dakar, Senegal, where she attended the ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government. There she was unanimously elected as the new ECOWAS Chair.President Sirleaf noted that as new Chair for the regional body, she intends to work closely with the ECOWAS Peace and Security Council (ECOWAS-PSC). “I will support the leadership of the PSC,” she said. The PSC is chaired and co-chaired by a Beninois and a Gambian respectively.President Sirleaf said she met with the PSC’s new leadership right after her election as Chair of ECOWAS. This meeting, she said, shows how serious the issue of security in the region is, especially at a time when terrorism is menacing the region.“These two men have the agenda that comes from the authority, which is the group of Presidents, which I chair. We approve the agenda in summits that are held like the one in Dakar recently,” she said.“ECOWAS has a Peace and Security Council; and this council has an agenda for security in the region. I’m willing to work with them to achieve the agenda of the commission,” she said.“My role is simply to work with the PSC heads and their staff to carry on that agenda, and as well stay in consultation with my colleagues, take their pieces of advice and counsel and make sure that collectively we carry out what we have set as the goal for the region.”As for the benefits her country would enjoy following her election to ECOWAS chairmanship, President Sirleaf said that there is no particular preference that comes to one’s country for occupying the highest office of the regional body, rather Liberia will benefit as it has been all along during the reigns of past chairmen.She noted that she intends to work with her colleagues to promote the ECOWAS Agenda that will ensure all the countries are able to carry out their development objectives; to have interconnectivities in all the things we want to do – particularly our peace and security as well as infrastructure.“We will work together collectively for our people in all of the 15 countries of ECOWAS” she added.Meanwhile President Sirleaf noted that her delegation also used the Israel visit to see how Liberia could benefit from the extreme technical works that Israel has done in the agricultural sector.“As you may know, we are now focusing on agriculture for our economic diversification and Israel has done tremendously well in this sector. We all are so surprise to know that with the desert land that they have they grow all sorts of things, some of which they are exporting. So we asked the Israeli authorities for people to come and give some technical supports to our farmers,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea want Dani Alves, Arsenal eye £25m Monaco star, Valdes to join Man City?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Chelsea are keen on Juventus right-back Dani Alves. The Brazilian has had a fine season with Juve and starred in both legs of their Champions League semi-final win over Monaco. Now Chelsea want to bring in Alves, 34, ahead of their return to Europe’s premier competition. (Sport)Arsene Wenger has identified Monaco’s £25m-rated Thomas Lemar as a top midfield target this summer. The Arsenal boss is a huge admirer of the 21-year-old, and is desperate to strengthen his Gunners in that department during the next transfer window. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City are considering a move for Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes. City boss Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of Valdes after enjoying a trophy-laden four-year spell together at Barcelona. (ESPN)West Ham have offered Pablo Zabaleta the chance to make a new start away from Manchester City. The veteran full-back is out of contract this summer and there has been no talk of fresh terms. (The Sun)West Ham will have to buy Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi outright if they want him. The Hammers are among a number of clubs interested in the £33million striker, who is on the way out of Stamford Bridge this summer after one disappointing season. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham Hotspur are not worried about Eric Dier’s head being turned by Manchester United. Jose Mourinho is eyeing up a £40million mega-money move for the 23-year-old England international, but Spurs are not interested in losing their key players. (Daily Mail)Riyad Mahrez is set to kick-start a £100m exodus at Leicester this summer. The Algerian winger wants out of the Foxes with French side Paris St-Germain expected to spark a £35m auction for his services. Kasper Schmeichel, record signing Islam Slimani, flop Ahmed Musa and striker Leonardo Ulloa are all set to move on. (Daily Star)Watford face another battle to hang on to Troy Deeney this summer with the forward tempted to leave Vicarage Road. West Brom are thought to be keen on Deeney, who would be able to return to the Midlands to be closer to his family. (London Evening Standard)Watford want to sign former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen on loan. The 31-year-old Belgium international is on loan at Roma from Barcelona but has managed only 12 competitive appearances due to injuries and suspensions. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…?Mikael Silvestre believes Arsene Wenger will still be Arsenal manager next season because he’s ‘stubborn’ and the club is ‘in his blood’ Scott Sinclair has told talkSPORT he joined Celtic last summer in an attempt to rediscover the ‘happiness’ in football, having hit a ‘crossroads’ in his career Southampton assistant manager Eric Black is hoping Virgil van Dijk remains at Southampton this summer, though he accepts the Netherlands defender will have options to leave St Mary’s Manchester United target Dries Mertens is finally set to snub interest from the Premier League by signing a new deal at Napoli Manchester United and Tottenham have both sent officials to Istanbul to open talks about a potential deal for Galatasaray winger Bruma, according to reports in Turkey Ajax have told Liverpool and Manchester City to forget about signing teen star Kasper Dolberg this summerlast_img read more


first_imgToday in Brussels, the Committee on Fisheries in the European Parliament voted by 13 in favour to 10 against to amend the Common Fisheries Policy.Ireland’s member on the Committee, Pat the Cope Gallagher welcomed today’s vote as “a first but significant step taken by the European Parliament to amend the Common Fisheries Policy in its responsibility as a co-legislator with the Council of Ministers.”Mr. Gallagher went on: “I am pleased with the majority of the decisions taken today. In particular, I believe that the Committee has adopted a more realistic approach to the problem of discards by supporting my proposal to introduce new measures to help avoid and to minimise the amount of unwanted catches. “However, I believe that substantial work is still needed on the issue of discards so as to develop a workable solution for all the stakeholders. These matters will be further negotiated in the context of trialogue negotiations with the Council Presidency.“I welcome the decision by the Committee to recommend greater regionalisation and localised decision making especially for technical and conservation measures. The one size fits all policy has failed to support the sustainable management of our fishery resources in the past and a new approach to decision making is long overdue.“I am also pleased by the recommendation of the Committee to provide special support for the small scale sector. It is vitally important that we support small scale, inshore and small island fisheries. I am delighted that my amendment which relates particularly to offshore islands received the backing of the Committee.“Small islands like those off Donegal are characterised by their dependence on small vessels at the mercy of adverse weather conditions on the Atlantic seaboard. It is a unique, dramatic and harsh aspect of our common European heritage which we lose at our peril. “I am also very pleased by the decision of the Committee to support my amendment which recommends the introduction of a standardised control and enforcement regime across the EU. It is very hard to understand why a criminal sanction in one Member State is considered as an administrative sanction in another Member State.“The introduction of a common sanctions and enforcement regime would significantly help to address key issues surrounding illegal fishing.“I am also pleased that the committee has voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed introduction of transferrable fishing concessions and a mandatory system of fishing concessions.“I am extremely disappointed that my amendment to enshrine the Hague Preferences into the basic regulation was narrowly defeated by two votes. However, I fully intend to re-table this amendment at the plenary session of the European Parliament and I will be seeking the support of all Irish MEPs to lobby their respective European political parties to ensure support.”MEPs on the Committee have recommended the following key changes to the basic regulation of the Common Fisheries Policy: A strong commitment to rebuild and to restore fish stocks by 2020 at the latest by the principle of Maximum Sustainable YieldThe introduction of avoidance and minimisation measures before a landing obligation is in place.The removal of the proposal to introduce transferrable fishing concessions and the proposal to introduce mandatory fishing concessionsGreater regionalisation and localised decision making especially for technical and conservation measures. Special support and recognition for small scale, inshore and island fisheries.The introduction of a standardised control and enforcement regime throughout the EU.The Irish Box which is a Biologically Sensitive Area is extremely important in the management of fish stocks in western waters. The Committee voted to treat it similarly to those sea areas surrounding the Azorses, Madeira and the Canary Islands.The Northern Agreements which manage shared stocks will come within the remit of the Common Fisheries Policy according to the Committee’s recommendation.Next Steps:The Plenary of the European Parliament will debate and vote on the Basic Regulation during the February or March session (TBC) in Strasbourg.Following the approval of the plenary, trialogue negotiations will commence between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers under the Irish Presidency. Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP will represent the third largest group in the European Parliament, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) during these forthcoming negotiations in 2013.PAT THE COPE WELCOMES AMENDMENT TO EU FISHERIES POLICY was last modified: December 18th, 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:PAT THE COPE WELCOMES AMENDMENT TO EU FISHERIES POLICYlast_img read more

Big fourth quarter lifts Los Osos

first_img Carter (2-3) kept pace with the Grizzlies (4-1) for the first half. Penalties and turnovers gave Los Osos sound field position that led to a 7-yard scoring run by Hogan with 9:26 left in the game and a 5-yard Hogan TD reception with 6:35 left. The Lions got on the board first, going the length of the field on their opening drive. Carter started on its 20 and capped off a 13-play, 80-yard drive with a 1-yard keeper by quarterback Khalid Wooten. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Los Osos responded by scoring on its opening drive, going 66 yards in eight plays. The drive ended with a two-yard TD from Hogan. Carter then re-took the lead midway through the second quarter when Wooten connected with Ashtun Williams on a 35-yard catch-and-run with 7:32 left in the first half. The Grizzlies used sound special teams play on their next possession to tie the game. Hogan’s 50-yard kickoff return set up Los Osos at the Carter 37 with 7:21 left in the half. Four plays later, Wooten hit Mark Chase on a 26-yard TD pass. The Lions drove deep into Los Osos territory on their next possession, but an interception at the 13 with 2:05 left ended the drive. The Grizzlies took advantage, capping an 87-yard drive with a 22-yard TD by Chase. Carter’s Wooten threw three interceptions, and Carter lost a pair of fumbles. The team was penalized eight times for 74 yards. RIALTO – Jared Hogan only had 169 all-purpose yards Friday, but the Los Osos running back made them count. Hogan scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead the visiting Grizzlies to a 35-21 victory against Carter in a nonleague game. center_img Lions coach Mike Churchill said the penalties were uncharacteristic of his young team, which is in its second year of existence. “We don’t really commit a lot of penalties,” Churchill said. “We’re still growing up. This is probably the best we’ve played.” Los Osos coach Tom Martinez said he was impressed with his opponent’s preparation and physical status. “They came up and hit us in the face, to be honest,” he said. “They smacked us, but our kids responded.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Veteran looks to end with Force

first_imgNational Hot Rod Association veteran John Force knows it’s not how you start, but how you finish that counts. He’s proving it during the most important portion of the NHRA Powerade Series tour. “The championship was starting to look a little edgy,” said Force, who went from 43 points down to 36 in front after scoring his 119th career victory two weeks ago in Dallas. “Now we’re right back in there. We still have work to do but we’re getting serious now right when we need to get serious. The championship still goes through me but we’ve been sweating it out.” But it’s something the Bell Gardens native is used to. There’s been more to his racing empire than just performance. Force has always been at his best when he really needs to be, and it’s no different now. “You win with heart,” Force said. “There’s a young guy inside this old body and I found him (in Dallas). I found the fountain of youth. I know my time’s running out. I’ve got five or six years good years left, but (the young guys are) wearing me down. “We made magic (two weeks ago), but (this weekend) it can be turned right back around. I’m no miracle worker. I could go out (to Las Vegas) and lose in the first round and (Gary) Scelzi could be right back in the points lead.” That fact is not lost on Scelzi, who knows he has two events and eight rounds of racing to recover from a first-round setback in Dallas, where he fouled out and dropped out of the points lead for the first since early September. This hasn’t exactly been the 13-time Funny Car champion’s finest campaign. He stumbled through the middle of the 23-race schedule, losing in the first round a career-high nine times, but has since found the magic down the stretch and is now within reach of his 14th series title. The Bell Gardens native gets a chance to inch closer to the championship when the Powerade Series resumes with this weekend’s ACDelco Nationals in Las Vegas. The series concludes Nov. 6 at the Fairplex in Pomona. center_img “It’s all on the line right now,” said Scelzi, winner of three Top Fuel titles between 1997-2000. “There’s no more time. “I’m coming to Vegas and do the best that I can do and hopefully that’s going to be enough. If we’re the best car we’re going to win. And that’s what we need to do. We need to win Vegas, we need to win Pomona. If we win both races, we’ve got this thing handled.” But there’s also the x-factor –the rest of the Funny Car field. “There’s still a lot of racing left,” Force said. “It’s not just the guys racing for the championship –(Ron) Capps, Scelzi, Robert (Hight) and Eric (Medlen). There’s a bunch of other guys out there who can beat you that aren’t in the hunt. It’s about going rounds and there are no easy races anymore.” – Fairplex will host the NHRA Sports Compact Series Nitto World Finals this weekend. Pro RWD points-leader Brad Personett, winner of four events this season, will attempt to lock up the season title. Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday with eliminations on Sunday. Gates open at 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the gate. — Steve Ramirez can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2161, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgAvril McMonagle with Donegal County Childcare AGM and Staff. Photo:- Clive WassonDonegal County Childcare has welcomed the announcement of new education focussed inspections for early childhood services participating in the Governments Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme. The Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate will carry out the new inspections due to commence in September, and will specifically focus on the educational content of the pre-school programme.The new educational focussed inspections will complement the regulatory inspections carried out by Tusla and are one of a range of measures being taken to improve the quality of early childhood education provision.In 2014, a total of 2,297 children availed of the free pre-school year across 140 early childhood services registered to the scheme in County Donegal.The inspections will be unannounced and each inspection will result in a written report on the quality of the curriculum and educational experiences on offer in the setting. This report will then be published on the website of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for parents to view.DCCC Management Committee Members with DCCC Accountant John Burke and DCCC Manager Avril McMonagle. Photo:- Clive WassonAvril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager believes that this is a very positive development for early childhood education.She commented “The introduction of education focussed inspections provides the first real validation of early education as a fundamental component of the overall education system in Ireland. This aligns the importance of quality learning experiences in early childhood with other stages in the education system and gives recognition to early childhood practice that is of high quality’.Ms. McMonagle believes that the majority of early childhood services in Donegal are ready for this development and will welcome it as a means of demonstrating good early education standards to parents.“Donegal County Childcare has been offering training on the early childhood curriculum framework and professional early childhood teaching practice since 2009 so we are confident that those who have availed of these opportunities through Donegal County Childcare will breeze through this process’.NEW EDUCATION INSPECTIONS FOR DONEGAL EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES was last modified: May 28th, 2015 by StephenShare 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

Frank McBrearty elected as Cathaoirleach of Lifford/Stranorlar MD

first_imgIndependent Councillor Frank McBrearty has officially been elected as Cathaoirleach for the Municipal District of Lifford and Stranorlar. The Raphoe politician, who was recently elected on a Fine Gael ticket in May, officially offered his resignation to the party earlier this month and it was accepted.The 50-year old blamed internal pressure and claims he was being ‘bullied’ by other members of the party. McBrearty takes over the role from Fianna Fáil Councillor Patrick McGowan.Frank McBrearty elected as Cathaoirleach of Lifford/Stranorlar MD was last modified: June 17th, 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

John Deere enters agreement with Scherer Design Engineering

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Deere & Company have announced a joint development agreement with Scherer Design Engineering, Inc. to develop and commercialize kernel processing solutions for self-propelled forage harvesters.“Deere is committed to developing industry leading kernel processing solutions with the goal to drive higher milk production in dairy cows”, says Jon Chase, global director, self-propelled forage harvesters and heads. “This arrangement with Scherer will only strengthen Deere’s offering and our ability to deliver clear benefits to custom operators and dairies.”Scherer has manufactured aftermarket rolls and kernel processors since 1999. With this agreement, John Deere and Scherer will develop a broader set of industry leading options to harvest crops and to produce feed for dairy cows.“We are extremely pleased with this agreement,” says Jason Schiebout, manager and co-owner of Scherer.  “John Deere dealers will have access, through this allied agreement, to Scherer Kernel Processor products, including aftermarket kernel processor (KP) rolls.”For 2017, this agreement allows John Deere dealers to offer twin-cut replacement rolls for John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters.last_img read more