Late wickets cost WI dearly

first_imgABU DHABI, UAE (CMC):West Indies lost two wickets in the dying stages of the day to take the shine off an otherwise valiant effort and concede a clear advantage to Pakistan in the second Test of the three-match series here yesterday.Replying to Pakistan’s first innings of 452, the Caribbean side were coasting at 106 for two late on the second day when they dramatically lost key batsmen Marlon Samuels and Kraigg Brathwaite in the last two overs of play, to end on 106 for four.Samuels had made a fluent 30 from 61 deliveries with six fours when he edged a loose drive at left-arm seamer Rahat Ali, and was caught low down at first slip by Sami Aslam in the day’s penultimate over.And in the very last over, Kraigg Brathwaite was run out for 21, sent back by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on a call for a quick single and failing to beat captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s throw from cover to the wicketkeeper.The two dismissals put a damper on the outing, especially after left-hander Darren Bravo had stroked an attractive 43 to help put West Indies on course for a strong reply.Earlier, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests as Pakistan, resuming from 304 for four, added a further 148 runs before being bowled out an hour before tea.Misbah fell agonisingly short of his 11th Test hundred when he was dismissed for 96 while wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed extended his decent form with 56.SCOREBOARDPAKISTAN 1st innings(overnight 304 for four)*Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Gabriel 96Yasir Shah c Bishoo b Holder 23+Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 56Mohammad Nawaz b Holder 25Sohail Khan c Johnson b Holder 26Zulfiqar Babar c wk Hope b Gabriel 0Rahat Ali not out 0Extras (b1, lb15, nb9) 25Total (all out, 119.1 overs) 452Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-129, 4-304, 5-332, 6-342, 7-412, 8-430, 9-452, 10-452.Bowling: Gabriel 23.1-1-96-5 (nb9), Cummins 20-1-65-0, Holder 22-8-47-3, Bishoo 26-0-112-1, Chase 19-1-80-0, Brathwaite 9-0-36-1.WEST INDIES 1st inningsL. Johnson lbw b Rahat Ali 12D. Bravo lbw b Yasir Shah 43K. Brathwaite run out 21M. Samuels c Sami Aslamb Rahat Ali 30D. Bishoo not out 0J. Blackwood not out 0Total (4 wkts, 45 overs) 106To bat: R Chase, +S Hope, *J Holder, M Cummins, S Gabriel.Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-65, 3-106, 4-106.Bowling: Rahat Ali 12-6-31-2, Sohail Khan 9-3-16-0, Zulfiqar Babar 11-1-29-0, Asad Shafiq 1-0-2-0, Yasir Shah 12-5-28-1.Position: West Indies trail by 346 runs with six wickets intact.Toss: Pakistan.Umpires: M Gough, R Illingworth; TV – P Reiffel.last_img read more

Redemption Hospital Workers Protest

first_imgThe Redemption Hospital in the borough of New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, was on Monday turned upside down after the Workers Association demanded their benefits, compensation, Ebola protective materials and other necessities in the often dangerous work environment.Speaking to the Daily Observer reporter, who visited the hospital, the vice president of the association, Samuel Faley Jr., said the association had written a series of letters to the administration about the lack of benefits for the workers, risk benefits for staff and the special package that was promised by the President.According to him, the association asked the management to urgently address the situation unfolding at the institution.  “Committed staff working without compensation in this critical time, without necessary protective equipment to do their job efficiently and risk benefits for staffs are among the problems they face,” Mr. Faley explained.The Workers Association recommended to the administration that the management team works closely with some international NGOs to cover some important departments at the Redemption Hospital; but that recommendation did not materialize.“We also informed them that the Workers Association should assist the management team in making decisions for the general well-being of all the staff at the institution. We also suggested that the management team provide enough protective equipment materials to the staff that are in close contact with patients on a daily basis.”According to Faley, the absence of such materials for health practitioners was a serious problem, which has caused the deaths of many of their colleagues after several calls to the management to provide those necessary in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.“One of our colleagues, who came down with the virus is currently being isolated.”Mr. Faley further explained that, “The Workers Association quizzed the management as to whether the Redemption Hospital was being used to treat Ebola patients.  They had answered in the negative and added that anyone suspected of the virus would be transferred to the Ebola treatment center.“Several of our colleagues have died while the management team continues to marginalize us and fail to give us the needed materials for the work; we have decided to demand our benefits and other emoluments.”  With regard to the President’s  special package for the workers during her visit to the hospital recently, Mr. Faley “Some people were given L$1,000, 800, 400 and 100 Liberian dollars, and some denied ever receiving the money, stating that some of us don’t even know how much we are making.”He further stated that one of the Embassies accredited near Monrovia provided 50 bags of rice, 15 buckets of chlorate and other materials to the administration for the staff of the institution. These, he said, were shared only by two of the administrators.“We have people who have spent 10 years and above at the Redemption Hospital and are not even on salary as we speak. We don’t have fixed salary for some of us.  When the month ends, sometimes it is low and sometimes it high.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Essequibo Coast shopkeeper found dead in home

first_imgThe home where “Aunty Molly” was found deadPolice on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a female shopkeeper who was found dead in her Onderneeming home on Friday.Dead is Nazarene Haniff called “Aunty Molly” of 347 Red Village Extension Scheme, Onderneeming Sand Pit.The discovery was made at about 13:15h and the now dead 52-year-old woman is believed to have been beaten and sexually assaulted.According to information reaching Guyana Times, Haniff was discovered dead in her bed. This newspaper was told that a man, who usually sells ice to the deceased, went to deliver ice at about 08:30h on Friday and she was alive and well at that time. However, when he returned at about 13:15h, he found her lying on the bed face up and motionless.The man reportedly raised an alarm immediately and neighbours rushed to the scene.One neighbour told this publication that after hearing of the shocking news, she rushed over to the deceased home and saw her on the bed with her hands on her chest close to her neck. The neighbour recalled observing that Haniff’s feet were on the ground, hanging off the bed and her underwear was pulled to her knees. She added too that the dead woman’s face also appeared to have been beaten up.Meanwhile, a close friend of Haniff related that the only suspect so far is a male in his early 30s of mixed ethnicity. She said the man, whom she described as thin in structure and brown in complexion, is believed to have owed the shop owner money.That man was last seen between 09:30h to 10:00h in the community under the influence of alcohol and trying to get transportation to go to the public road. Residents said based on the man’s behaviour, he seemed to be running from something.However, Divisional Commander Khalid Pareshram confirmed, when contacted, that the Police had someone in custody but it is unclear whether it was the same person.Further asked to confirm whether evidence at the scene suggests that the deceased was sexually assaulted, Commander Paresham would only say that they are awaiting a post-mortem examination to determine this.Nevertheless, the body of “Aunty Molly” is presently at the Suddie Hospital Mortuary. In the meantime, investigations are continuing.last_img read more


first_imgTUESDAY Encinal Canyon Road to Mulholland Highway hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet on Encinal Canyon Road 1.5 miles west of Kanan Road beyond Buzzard’s Roost sign. Bring food and drink. Call (310) 391-5004. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; 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

Becoming bold as Hendrix

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Guitarists have been copying Jimi Hendrix for decades. Now they can learn some of the legendary rocker’s work note for note. Guitar World magazine will release a special 16-page Hendrix tribute and an instructional DVD that shows how to play each memorable note and string-bending lick on his classic 1967 album “Axis: Bold As Love.” The DVD-magazine package hits newsstands today. “Not only are you going to learn some of Jimi Hendrix’s greatest licks,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Brad Tolinski, says on the DVD’s introduction, “but we also hope to provide you with a little bit of history on the making of `Axis: Bold As Love,’ as well as some insight into his creative musical genius.” – Associated Presslast_img

Exclusive – Tottenham are going nowhere thanks to Levy, blasts ex-England man

first_imgRodney Marsh has reiterated his claim that Tottenham are a club going nowhere and says Daniel Levy is to blame for their lack of progress.Levy has seen off eight managers in his 13 years as chairman and his latest appointment, Mauricio Pochettino, is already coming under pressure having overseen a disappointing start to the season.“Spurs are a football team going nowhere. They have been forever and they are now in amongst the dead men,” said Marsh, who was similarly scathing about the north London club in a talkSPORT interview 18 months ago.Asked who is to blame, he added on the Sports Bar: “Levy, it’s that simple. He has been there many, many years and manager, after manager, after manager has come up short and after you appoint so many managers, in the end you have to say the bloke appointing these managers can’t be that clever.”last_img read more


first_imgONE of Donegal’s leading hotels says a huge upturn in visitors to the county is helping to fire up the local economy – and they now need extra chefs to cope.The Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny says it has seen record increases in visitors staying there.“We need more chefs to cope with demand,” said Carolynne. “We’ve had a very successful 2014 with record highs in occupancy since January so we need to add to our already huge team of chefs.”The hotel needs a Chef De Partie, experience necessary, flexible who is able to work well under pressure and maintain the very high standards of food & consistency.The also require an experienced Chef, Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm, who also must be flexible and who can work on own initiative.Anyone interested should email a CV to “We have been extremely busy with tourists – both Irish and European visitors – with a huge demand for family staycations.“We have also seen a huge increase in Wedding Business since the launch of our new Vintage, Couture & Classic wedding packages in January 2014.“We attribute this year’s success on the foundations we have built over the years, we have a supreme level of repeat business and our strategy of maintaining valued repeat guests has certainly been paying off.“Each year over the last few years, we have achieved such great results that we were worried about beating the results again the following year, however, with hard work, dedication and excellence in customer service, we have seen this strategy take on a ‘snowball’ affect.“We are delighted to see Donegal in such high demand amongst the domestic family market and oversee visitors. I personally believe that the development of the Wild Atlantic way – and being on the route – has highlighted the beauty of the west coast of Ireland from Donegal to West Cork because it introduces the visitor to some of Ireland’s most incredible experiences, its coastline, seascapes, history, culture and people. “It entices and inspires the visitor to explore more with these areas, areas which we have always been proud of, but never really able to put it together in this way. It’s still in its early stages, but it is something I am passionate about selling because it is guaranteed to create amazing memories for all who embark on this stunning journey around the coast of Donegal.”JOBS: MORE CHEFS NEEDED AT TOP HOTEL AFTER TOURISM BOOST was last modified: July 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:advertchefsdonegaljobsMount Errigal Hotelrecruitmentlast_img read more

Medtronic earnings revived

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday reported that quarterly earnings more than tripled from a year-ago quarter that was weighed down by one-time charges. Medtronic said it earned $746.6 million, or 62 cents per share, during its fourth quarter ended April 28. That was up from $194.4 million, or 16 cents a share, during the same period last year, when it recorded $451 million in litigation and tax charges. Not counting those charges from last year, Medtronic earnings grew 16 percent. Revenue of almost $3.08 billion was up 11 percent from $2.78 billion last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected Medtronic to earn 62 cents per share on revenue of $3.07 billion. “Medtronic’s strong annual and fourth-quarter performance reflects the balance of our portfolio and underscores the importance of maintaining a diversified business,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Art Collins in a prepared statement. He said six of Medtronic’s seven businesses reported double-digit growth. Medtronic’s largest business, cardiac rhythm disease management, saw revenue grow 10 percent to almost $1.4 billion. Medtronic didn’t say what that division’s operating profits were. Medtronic shares fell 62 cents to close at $47.95 on the New York Stock Exchange before results were released. They rose 55 cents to $48.50 in extended trading. On the Net: Medtronic: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want 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

Eddie Hearn reveals plans for boxing matches at two Premier League stadiums

first_imgEddie Hearn says he would like to stage future boxing matches at Liverpool and Newcastle’s 50,000-plus capacity football stadiums.The UK based promoter sees Anfield and St James’ Park as potential venues to host two of his fighters: Callum Smith and Lewis Ritson. AJ reacts after Hearn reveals he is on verge of being forced to vacate world title Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Meet Russian brute Evgeny Romanov, the only man to knock out Deontay Wilder When asked about Ritson ahead of his European title fight this weekend, Hearn exclusively told Hawksbee and Jacobs on talkSPORT: “He has support like I’ve not seen before, phenomenal support.“They call him the ‘Geordie Golovkin’.”Talk then turned to the Newcastle lightweight’s long-term goals.Ritson held a meeting with his boyhood club recently and also filmed a piece with club legend Alan Shearer to promote his bout with Francesco Patera. Latest Boxing News In the past, Hearn has staged bouts for Tony Bellew at Everton’s Goodison Park and Kell Brook at Sheffield United’s Bramall LaneAs well as this, Carl Froch and Anthony Joshua have both fought at the national stadium, Wembley, while AJ has also had two bouts at Cardiff’s Principality.Lewis Ritson vs Francesco Patera will be live on talkSPORT, October 13. Canelo, Joshua and Wilder pick up prestigious Ring Magazine awards for 2019 Callum Smith is a Liverpool fan, while Lewis Ritson supports Newcastle 2 PLANS POLITICS POWER Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ANOTHER ONE Boxing schedule 2020, all major upcoming fights and results PLAN UPDATED MONEY CELEBRATION St James’ Park is the long-term target for Lewis Ritson SHOCK Frank Warren names four dream fights he wants to make in 2020, including Fury vs AJ 2 AJ insists he was serious about sparring Fury – ‘I might batter him around the ring’ STOPPED ‘His punch power is 10 out of 10’ – What it’s like to take a Deontay Wilder punch Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib officially announced with date and venue confirmed The 25-year-old has made it clear that his dream is to box at his side’s home stadium, and Hearn believes this dream can eventually be brought to life.“At the moment we’re so lucky with British boxing that we can talk about those kind of things with reality,” he continued.“You had Callum Smith just win the World Boxing Super Series and become world champion, beating George Groves.“We’ll start talks with Anfield about hosting him for his world title defence next year.“Of course, for Lewis Ritson the aim for him is to fight for a world title at St James’ Park so all of those things can become reality.”last_img read more


first_imgMore than 300 people donned Santa hats to send the Government a timely Christmas message over the water charges.The protestors, who included Deputy Thomas Pringle and Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig, marched down the Main Street in Dungloe yesterday.The march, which was organised by the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group, was one of a number which are planned to continue into the New Year.  DUNGLOE PROTESTORS SEND FESTIVE WATER MESSAGE TO GOVERNMENT was last modified: December 21st, 2014 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) Tags:donegaldungloeprotestorsSanta hatslast_img read more