Alfonso Thomas named new bowling coach for WI senior team

first_imgFormer South African quick Alfonso Thomas has been named the new bowling coach of the Windies men’s senior team.Thomas will replace former Barbadian bowler Roddy Estwick who was relieved of the position last month in wake of the regional team’s poor performance on the New Zealand tour.  Estwick has since been added to the Windies A team set-up.Thomas previously held specialist roles in Championship cricket in the UK. The former Somerset limited-overs captain was a very successful T20 bowler having played in the IPL, BBL and the BPL, with 263 T20 wickets to his name.The change was the latest in a management shake-up by Cricket West Indies (CWI) who also chose former West Indies legspinner Rawl Lewis, who previously worked with the team operations manager in 2016, as the team manager.Other changes to the staff included the addition of team physio David Kershaw and strength and conditioning coach Corey Bocking.“We are focused on improving team performance, as well as broadening and deepening the coaching expertise in the region,” CWI director Jimmy Adams told Espncricinfo.“We know we’ve got vital games and tournaments this year and we’re confident that these appointments will strengthen the Windies squads for this year and our future plans.”last_img read more

Thousands protest in Mauritius over dead dolphins, demand resignations

first_imgThousands of Moroccans denounce Trump in Rabat protest Algerian Policemen Protest to Demand Better Working Conditions A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pilla Thousands of protesters demonstrated in the Mauritius capital Port Louis on Saturday to demand an investigation into an oil spill from a Japanese ship and the mysterious death of at least 40 dolphins that have been found near the site of the spill.Environmentalists have called for an investigation into whether the dolphins died as a result of the spill caused when the bulk carrier, the MV Wakashio, struck a coral reef last month.One protestor held a banner with a dolphin covered in oil reading “our lives matter” and another held one calling for the government to resign. Mauritian flags were waved across the packed square of St Louis Cathedral.“We do not trust the government and the diluted information they’ve been feeding us regarding the management and responses to the oil spill,” Fabiola Monty, 33 a Mauritian environmental scientist, told Reuters from the square.The government has said it will carry out autopsies on all the dead dolphins and has set up a commission to look into the oil spill. Two investigations are being carried out: one by the police on the crew’s responsibilities and one by a senior Shipping Ministry official on what happened to the ship.So far veterinarians have examined only two of the mammals’ carcasses, which bore signs of injury but no trace of oil in their bodies, according to preliminary autopsy results.The autopsy on the first two was conducted by the government-run Albion Fisheries Research Centre.Autopsy results on 25 dolphins that washed ashore Wednesday and Thursday are expected in the coming days, according to Jasvin Sok Appadu from the Fisheries Ministry.Local environmental group Eco-Sud, which took part in Saturday’s protest, said in a statement on Friday that representatives from civil society should be present during the autopsies and called for a second opinion from independent specialists.Relatedcenter_img ‘Heartwrenching’: at least 40 dolphins dead near Mauritius oil spilllast_img read more

Hua Siong boys close in on ISSA Meet basketball title

first_imgThe Vincent Conlu-mentored Red Phoenix can wrap up the championship series in Game 2 on Wednesday afternoon. If the Panda Rockets can level the series, the do-or-die Game 3 will be on Friday.In elementary boys’ basketball, the Red Phoenix and University of San Agustin sealed their place in the best-of-three finale after disposing of their respective semifinals foes.The Red Phoenix beat St. Joseph School 62-20 with Rod Efren Hautea and Amiel Dominic Dema-ala making 10 points each, while San Agustin defeated Ateneo de Iloilo 31-26 with Chad Ernest Cartel on the lead (13 points).Game 1 of the Red Phoenix-San Agustin series will start 2 p.m. Wednesday while the tertiary men finale between Iloilo Doctors’ College and John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University will be at 5 p.m./PN Reneil Gamboa (left) of Hua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix goes up for an inside hit. PHOTO COURTESY OF WINMEL LEE HUA Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix came up with a late run to pull off a 70-69 win over St. Robert’s International Academy Panda Rockets in Game 1 of the ISSA Meet secondary boys basketball finals at the Western Institute of Technology gym.Trailing 62-66 with under two minutes left in the Monday night game, the Red Phoenix went on an 8-0 scoring run behind JJ Gerochi, Reynold Tupas and Lee Yanzi Jimera to surge 68-66.The Panda Rockets had a chance to snatch the lead but Roy Oscar Jacinto misfired in his 3-point attempt before the Red Phoenix raised the advantage to 70-66 with two free throws from Ritchie Galvez.Reniel Gamboa led the Red Phoenix – the defending champions – with 17 markers while Tupas chipped in 14 markers. Gwyn Miles Pendon finished with 20 points for the Panda Rockets.last_img read more

Beach-dune permit, GLO visit top shoreline talks

first_img Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe SPI Shoreline Task Force considered a beach-dune application for a multi-use sidewalk as well as heard shoreline department updates during its Dec. 12 meeting.Up for consideration was a beach-dune application for a multi-use trail that would begin at the current walkway termination near Gulf Boulevard and E. Sunset Street, and connect it to the current beach access adjacent to the Parkshores Condominiums. The project description provided by Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill states that the proposed 10-foot wide, 127-foot long sidewalk would be placed across the landward side of the undeveloped beach front lot located at 6004 Gulf Blvd.“The Parkshore Beach Access, we’re under the assumption that it’s going to become more highly used due to the fact that the park is opening — the city park — and there’s an easement that allows folks to get from the park to that beach access, so we’re assuming there’s going to be some influx of traffic there,” Hill said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedTask force talks dune permits, shoreline master planBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During their Monday, Dec. 4 meeting, the South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force considered a beach and dune permit, heard reports on beach related issues and programs, and weighed in on a proposed ordinance addressing the removal of equipment on the beach in the…December 8, 2017In “News”Shoreline Task Force mulls retaining wallBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Shoreline Task Force reviewed two beach dune permits in its Dec. 2 meeting. The first was a Beach-Dune Permit for walkover construction at the Marisol Condominiums, 1700 Gulf Blvd. The project involves constructing a 5-foot wide by 300-foot long dune walkover in…December 9, 2016In “News”Taskforce mulls parking feesBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 12, 2015 Monday afternoon, Coastal Resource and Parks Administrator Reuben Treviño and City Manager Bill DiLibero attended the Shoreline Task Force meeting to update the committee on projects and improvements along the beach. Treviño came to the Task Force with a follow-up…February 13, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Boys hoops: Euclid hangs on to top Nordonia in Sectional opener

first_imgby Donald DiFrancesco@MayorNEOPrepEUCLID, OHIO–  Euclid nearly ran out of gas at the end, but had just enough in the tank to hold off Nordonia 59-58 on Wednesday night. The Panthers, with a 13-10 record, advance to the OHSAA Division I sectional final vs. the Solon District’s No. 1 seed Garfield Heights on Sunday afternoon. Nordonia’s season ends at 10-13.Three quick baskets by Nordonia senior guard Drew Petros pushed the Knights out to a 14-13 lead after one quarter. Euclid was trying to move the ball around to take advantage of their balanced scoring attack, but turned the ball over seven times in the first period.Turnovers continued to dog the Panthers in quarter two, but Euclid senior guard Will Saunders was not discouraged. Just 30 seconds into the period, he connected on a 3-pointer giving the Panthers a 16-14 lead. On Euclid’s next trip down court, he scored on a clean putback. At the 4:40 mark of the second quarter, Saunders scored again giving Euclid its largest lead of the game at 26-16.Nordonia bounced back behind some good shooting from junior guard Evan Wiehe. His final basket of the half was a 3-pointer (following a steal) with 0:35 remaining on the clock. That shot narrowed the Knights’ halftime deficit to 32-29.The third quarter featured some great shots by both squads, but neither side could get a decisive edge. Finally, Euclid sophomore guard Garvin Clarke stole the ball and drove for a layup with just ten seconds to play in the quarter, and the Panthers pulled out to a 51-44 lead heading to the final period.But the Knights weren’t finished yet. Senior center Ben Broscheid scored three baskets in a row, and junior guard Gabe Byrd followed up with two of his own. After Byrd’s second shot, Nordonia was within one point at 57-56.Euclid’s Clarke and Nordonia’s Wiehe traded baskets with approximately two minutes to play, pushing the score out to 59-58. Both teams had chances to score at the end, but neither could tally again. The Knights had the game’s final shot for the win, but it was short of the goal and safely rebounded by Euclid’s Reggie Priah as the final buzzer sounded.Euclid’s Saunders was the game’s leading scorer with 17. Clarke finished with 10 points as did junior forward Mario Lacy. The Panthers led in rebounding by a 34-28 count, with Lacy and Saunders each gathering seven boards.Nordonia was led by Wiehe’s 14 points, followed by Petros with 11 and Broscheid with 10. 1Q2Q3Q4QFINAL Related TopicsEuclidNordonia NORDONIA1415151458 NordoniaWiehe                     6-0-14Petros                     5-0-11Broscheid             5-0-10Byrd                          4-0-8Evans                       3-0-7Jones                       1-2-4Levak                       2-0-4EuclidSaunders              7-2-17Clarke                     5-0-10Lacy                          5-0-10Priah                        3-2-8Alexander            2-0-6Baddour                2-0-4Hardy                      2-0-4 EUCLID131919859 NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

Five Japanese runners qualify for MGC through Nagoya Women’s Marathon

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Iwade, who set a personal best of 2:23:52, had already qualified for the Sept. 15 race in Tokyo, but Kayoko Fukushi (2:24:09), who finished eighth, and Miyuki Uehara (2:24:19), who was ninth, clocked sub-2:25:00 times to meet the qualifying standard for the MGC.Sairi Maeda (2:25:25), Mizuki Tanimoto (2:25:28) and Ayano Ikemitsu (2:26:07), who placed 10th, 11th and 12th, also earned MGC berths, bringing the entry tally for Japanese women to 14.“I still had strength in my legs in the end. I think I did well,” said Iwade, who improved her personal best set at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon three years ago by 46 seconds.Iwade was eight seconds behind Fukushi in eighth at the 40-km point but moved up three places over the final two kilometers. She was the only competitor who entered the race having already qualified for the MGC.Visiline Jepkesho (2:22:58) and Valary Jemeli (2:23:01), the two Kenyan runners who moved to the front around the 35-km mark, finished second and third.The Nagoya Women’s Marathon was the last domestic chance for Japanese women to qualify for the MGC. Mizuki Tanimoto smiles after finishing 11th at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday at Nagoya Dome. Tanimoto was one of five Japanese runners to qualify for the Marathon Grand Championship, which will serve as a qualifier for Tokyo 2020. | KYODO Kayoko Fukushi, Nagoya Women’s Marathon, Grand Marathon Championship, Reika Iwade, Miyuki Uehara NAGOYA – Namibian runner Helalia Johannes on Sunday won the Nagoya Women’s Marathon, a race through which five Japanese punched their tickets for this fall’s Marathon Grand Championship, which will serve as a qualifying race for the 2020 Olympics.Johannes broke away from a three-woman lead pack to win in 2 hours, 22 minutes and 25 seconds in the race, which started and finished at Nagoya Dome, while Reia Iwade finished fifth for Japan’s best result.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDSlast_img read more

Sports Bar & Grill Fully Booked This Weekend

first_imgSupporters are being advised that there will be limited access to the bar before Sunday’s game between Bristol Rugby and Cornish Pirates (3pm), although food and drink will be available from the concessions within Ashton Gate.The Bar will be accessible as usual following the game on Sunday.Please note that tables are also fully booked before the Bristol City v Cardiff City (12noon) game on Saturday.Click here to find out more about Bristol Sports Bar & Grill.last_img

‘Cheshire win a big boost’ – Kapoulas

first_imgFlyers outscored their opponents by ten points in the third quarter to build a double digit lead, before the visitors fought back in the fourth to take a five point lead of their own in the final two minutes.Adam Weary sparked a 10-2 finish for Bristol, which included Panos Mayindombe’s go-ahead three-pointer in the final 17 seconds to break Cheshire hearts.last_img

Boys basketball: Bossier runs table in 1-3A; New Tech gets huge win

first_imgPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Russell Hedgesrhedges@bossierpress.com The Bossier Bearkats went undefeated in district play for the sixth straight season with a 63-53 victory over the Evangel Christian Eagles Tuesday night at Evangel.The game was the regular-season finale for the Bearkats, who finished 10-0 in District 1-3A and 23-7 overall. Bossier has won 60 straight district games dating back to the last eight games of the 2007-08 season.Bossier was ranked No. 2 in the Class 3A power rankings going into the game and will likely be one of the top four seeds in the playoffs.Also Tuesday, Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing closed the regular season with a huge win. The Lions knocked off Arcadia, which is No. 1 in the Class 1A power rankings, 55-46, at Plain Dealing.New Tech (18-6, 7-3) handed the Hornets their only loss in District 1-1A and just their third of the season. Arcadia (25-3, 9-1) had already clinched the district title.New Tech went into the game ranked No. 11 in the Class 1A power rankings. The Lions could move up a few spots thanks to the victory.At Evangel, Bossier jumped out to a 12-5 first-quarter lead and led 28-18 at the half.Senior Devonte Hall led the Bearkats with 20 points. Kentrell Hardy and Malik Dunn scored 15 each.At Plain Dealing, the Lions led 25-22 at the half and then outscored the Hornets 9-3 in the third to take a 34-25 lead into the fourth.Chiner Long had a huge game for New Tech, scoring 31 points. Ja’Carlius Stromile had 10 rebounds and six assists to go with his seven points. Keldrick Carper pulled down 11 rebounds.last_img read more

High school bowling: Quinley shines in Airline victory

first_imgKarlie Jackson had Bossier’s high series of 361. Bree Lewis had the Lady Kats’ high game of 127. Airline’s Trista Quinley bowled a 670 series to help the Airline Lady Vikings defeat Benton 25-2 in high school bowling action Thursday at Holiday Lanes. Jared Mead led Bossier with a 282 series and 132 game. Quinley had a high game of 257 as Airline improved to 2-0 Jacob Turner led Parkway with a 365 series and 144 game. In other girls matches, Loyola defeated Bossier 26-1 and Byrd downed Parkway 22-5. Austin Patton led Haughton with a 565 series. Cade Silba had a 448 series and Colin Gardner a 447. Airline’s Jayda Ellison bowled a high game of 183 and Paris Mendones had a 165. Ben Miller led Benton with a 454 series. Jacob Gafnea had a 452. Airline’s Gage Moore bowled a 636 series that included a 245 game. Chris Kouba had a high game of 216 and Max Mendones bowled a 173. In boys matches involving parish teams Thursday, Haughton defeated Benton 22-5 and Loyola topped Bossier 25-2. In a Wednesday match, Airline defeated Parkway 27-0. Caitlin Lawrence turned in an impressive performance for Benton with a 530 series including a 204 game. Michaela Celichowski bowled a 148 and Alexa Guardo a 142. Ysa Griego led Loyola with a 503 series including a 201 game. Alyssa Evans had Parkway’s high series of 369. Evans and Bailee Elliott both had 127 games. — Featured photo and results courtesy of Holiday Lanes.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more