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Lewis, Samuels hit half-centuries in BPL

first_img However, while the victory put Dynamites top of the standings with 14 points, Victorians moved off the bottom of the tables with only their third win of the campaign. They have six points. Lewis took centre stage, hammering three fours and eight sixes off just 34 balls as Dynamites, opting to bat first, rallied to 188 for seven off their 20 overs. The 24-year-old, who reached his half-century off 21 balls with a straight six off leg-spinner Shahid Afridi in the seventh over which cost 21 runs, put on 103 for the first wicket with Mehedi Maruf, who made 44 from 31 deliveries. Lewis was eventually third out at 122 in the 12th over, caught in the deep off seamer Soumya Sarkar. All-rounder Andre Russell, in his second game of the tournament, made just eight while Dwayne Bravo got 16. In reply, Riders were limited to 146 for eight off their allotted overs, despite Ziaur Rahman’s 60 off 43 balls. Samuels then followed Lewis’ cue, stroking two fours and four sixes in a 41-ball innings as Victorians, set a paltry 125 for victory, coasted to victory with eight balls remaining. Imrul Kayes fell cheaply for nine but Samuels put on 90 for the second wicket with Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad (46) to pull the innings around. Earlier, Sammy suffered the indignity of a one-ball ‘duck’ as Kings, choosing to bat, could only muster 124 for seven. Top of standings DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): West Indies players Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels both stroked half-centuries to power their respective franchises to victories in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) yesterday. In the first game of a doubleheader at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the left-handed Lewis carved out a typically stroke-filled 75 as Dhaka Dynamites defeated Rangpur Riders by 42 runs. In the nightcap encounter, Samuels hit a controlled unbeaten 55 to lead a successful Comilla Victorians run chase as they beat Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings by eight wickets.last_img read more


Rawlo on LIB with Hot New Track, “LIB: Life is Beautiful”

first_imgWho would have imagined that Red Eyez entertainment’s producer, engineer, singer and songwriter Rawlo Vinobles, commonly known as Rawlo the 7 Star General, would be at the top as Liberia’s biggest musical promoter?This cool cat has been making a impact for the past three years while striving to do what he says he came here to do, and that’s promote a signature sound.“I came here based on a invitation for a particular purpose, to change the Liberian sound. Vicky Freeman from Fabric Radio and Studio 57 invited me and I came,” Rawlo stated.According to the corn-rowed musical wonder, things were shaky between him and his receiver due to what he described as a misunderstanding.“That was the first company that brought me here. We fell apart because they didn’t understand me, or where I wanted to take Liberian music. Now I’m living my dream without them,” he said.Now out with a banging party song called “LIB: Life is Beautiful,” Rawlo has contributed his vocals and instrumentals into another masterpiece.“Whenever I ask people for the meaning of LIB, they say (Life is beautiful). I decided to give the full meaning of LIB and that’s how I came up with the song,” he explained.According to Rawlo, anything that is as beautiful as the sound of music should be sexy and appealing to the ears.“I came up with the sexy tone, while the beat is laid back. When I created the beat for the song, the first person that came to my mind was Cypha D’ King. I really needed to get him on the track and actually he did,” he says.  “I want to thank him for turning up and not disappointing me, as well as Santos, who brought the reggae vibes.”Also, “LIB Life is Beautiful” has a collaborated mixture of different sounds from rap, hip-hop, RnB to reggae.At a time when Liberia finds itself barely bereft of happiness due to the Ebola outbreak, this track reminds us why life is so beautiful despite the chaos around us.Meanwhile, as the saying goes, “every good thing has to come to an end,” and this could be Rawlo’s last year in Liberia.“I came here for entertainment, but this will be my last year here, sorry. I came for a purpose, and my purpose can never be fulfilled without money. I’ve decided to complete my mission. The signature sound that is making noise in Liberia came from me with the help of Freeze. I thank God that today we’re making a lot of noise in the country, and I feel my work here is done,” he says.Furthermore, Rawlo says Red Eyez Entertainment has been of great help in his career, and says he couldn’t have done it without them. “The amazing thing about Red Eyez is, the CEO has allowed me to flow and do what I’ve wanted in the year I’ve been with them,” he says.Meanwhile, as Ebola continues to claim lives as fast as water fills a cup, Rawlo and a few other entertainers are doing their best to keep their fans away from it.“I’ve made a couple of tracks towards Ebola. There’s an all star Ebola track by T-Bund Studio getting ready to come out. Some producers and engineers like me have teamed up including King grind, Stone Gray, Luckshine and myself. I always talk about Ebola on social media and still preach awareness,” he noted.Rawlo will be missed but not forgotten if he decides to leave. While he’s still here though, he plans to continue his legacy until his signature of sound can be left behind.“Sincerely from my heart to the Liberian industry, this is the game: if you don’t invest money into it, nobody else will.  I urge all investors to come, and that artists start to travel out. To my fans, thanks for supporting me and not letting me down,” he says.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Gas-emission controls demanded

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Backed by dozens of environmental groups and other states, top California officials demanded federal permission Tuesday to impose controls on greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and other vehicles. The lone voice of opposition at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing came from an auto industry lobbyist who deemed California’s approach “counterproductive” and said there was no proof it would help reduce global warming. “This is more important than any issue that EPA’s going to have to face,” California Attorney General Jerry Brown told regulators who will recommend whether to give California the waiver it needs to implement its tailpipe-emissions law. At least 11 other states are ready to follow California’s lead if it gets permission to go forward. Brown asked the hearing panel to take a message to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. “We want him to speak truth to power,” said Brown. “There is a tremendous influence of the oil industry. We know (Vice President) Cheney and (President) Bush are oilmen, they think like oil folks. … We say grant the waiver.” At issue is a 2002 California law that requires automakers to cut emissions by 25 percent from cars and light trucks and 18 percent from sport utility vehicles starting with the 2009 model year. California officials estimate this would lead to an 18 percent reduction in global-warming emissions from cars in the state by 2020. But the law can’t take effect unless California gets a federal waiver.last_img read more


Health service recruitment embargo must be lifted – Cllr McMonagle

first_imgDonegal County Council has agreed to write to Minister for Health Simon Harris to call for the recruitment embargo to be lifted in the Health Service.County councillor Gerry McMonagle has this week called for a ‘strong letter’ to be sent to the Department of Health ahead of Budget 2020 seeking the necessary resources to fill long-term vacancies that have resulted from the embargo.Cllr McMonagle told the council that a high number of vacancies in Letterkenny University Hospital has contributed to extended outpatient waiting lists in outpatients, a shortage of beds, patients on trolleys and long A&E waiting times. He also warned that Brexit will put further pressures on the health service. “It’s not good enough that our people in Donegal seem to have to travel everywhere for everything,” Cllr McMonagle told this week’s county council meeting.“We have a state of the art hospital, we have good staff, but we have a lot of vacancies.”Cllr McMonagle, who is a member of the Northwest Regional Health Forum, added that LUH would not disclose how many vacancies there are present, despite his requests.Health service recruitment embargo must be lifted – Cllr McMonagle was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:healthRecruitment embargolast_img read more


Sasol’s R250m boost for engineering

first_img“This is a proactive step to help our universities meet critical research and development skills essential to the future growth and prosperity of our industry and our nation,” Sasol CEO Pat Davies said at a hand-over event in Johannesburg this week. “Sasol has established a number of academic centres of excellence and advisory boards, enabling us and students to work with global experts in a variety of science and engineering fields,” Eloff said. “Sasol also provides grants to boost academic salaries.” The initiative will also contribute to the Engineering Council of South Africa’s commitment to growing the engineering profession by increasing the number of engineering practitioners to ensure sufficient future capacity to stimulate the economy. He said that the global skills shortage had resulted in many experienced academics opting to work in more lucrative private sector jobs, while ageing equipment and research facilities negatively impacted on the quality of teaching. South African petrochemical giant Sasol is to spend R25-million a year helping the country’s universities develop world-class science and engineering graduates, attract and retain talented academics, and grow the engineering profession. Developing engineering skills The investment forms part of a greater R250-million initiative, spread over 10 years, to ensure world-class teaching in the disciplines of chemistry and engineering. Safeguarding teaching quality North-West University Vice-Chancellor Dr Theuns Eloff said it was essential for industry as a whole to invest in tertiary institutions to safeguard the quality of teaching and to attract and retain skilled and experienced academics. “Sasol’s investment in research projects, the upgrading of research facilities, the deploying of highly qualified Sasol personnel in participating universities and rotating young South African academics abroad and locally within its plants, helps us to increase resources of research and development better to achieve the goal of modernising the South Africa economy,” Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena said in a video message. Sasol has already spent R75-million upgrading research facilities and equipment at nine participating universities over the past three years, the company said in a statement this week. The natural science and engineering faculties of the universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West, Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Pretoria are participating in the programme. “The significance of their science and engineering experts teaching on rotation levels at collaborating universities is immeasurable.” 24 October 2008 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Berry Field Night May 25

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you’re seeking more berries from your strawberry plants or want to know how to start growing them, an upcoming field night could be where your questions are answered.Those who attend the May 25 workshop at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, can step into a greenhouse and see how strawberry plants stacked atop each other grow year-round. Perhaps even more unusual, a robot will demonstrate how it can eliminate the back-straining work of picking berries.Because taste is what sells a strawberry, field night attendees can participate in a blind taste test of 18 varieties of strawberries, including some grown in California and Florida.“We wanted to throw those in along with the 15 varieties we picked from our field just to see if they can tell the difference between store-bought berries and good old freshly-picked berries,” said Brad Bergefurd, horticulture specialist with Ohio State University Extension. Both OSU Extension and the South Centers are part of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.Since 1999, Bergefurd has researched strawberry production, and his current study, which is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, examines ways to extend the strawberry growing season in Ohio, where plants are typically harvested in June. Using various methods, Bergefurd has determined ways to stretch Ohio’s strawberry growing season from April through the end of November outside or in a greenhouse.Bergefurd, who is leading the workshop, will share his knowledge on production technologies that can significantly increase yields.For example, strawberries can grow outdoors during winter on a bed of plastic. The method involves planting strawberries in September and growing them over the winter using plastic to keep the soil warm and keep the weeds down. The method leads to larger, sweeter berries during an earlier harvest period.The strawberry field night will be at the OSU South Centers Auditorium,1864 Shyville Road in Piketon, and will start at 5:30 p.m., with a light supper. Registration is $25 per person or $40 per family/farm, up to three people. To register, contact Charissa Gardner at [email protected] or at 740-289-2071 ext. 132. The registration deadline is May 23.last_img read more


Video: Duke Basketball Released An Epic 55-Minute Video Celebrating The Blue Devils’ National Championship Run

first_imgDuke and UNC get set for the tip.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Since Duke men’s basketball team won the national championship this past spring, many videos have been released celebrating the Blue Devils title. If you’re a Duke fan, you’ve probably watched all of them. None are better than the following one, though. Today, Duke released “Champions Forever: A Look at Duke’s Title Run.” It’s 55 minutes long and includes highlights, interviews, etc. It’s pretty great and definitely worth your time if you’re a Blue Devils’ fan. Videolast_img read more


Ohio State womens hockey winning streak comes to an end with loss

Senior forward Taylor Kuehl (6) fights for the puck during a game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorRiding a three-game winning streak, the Ohio State women’s hockey team fell to No. 8 Mercyhurst, 3-0, Tuesday night.The Buckeyes have faced the Lakers three times in program history, going 1-2 over that trio of matchups. Despite failing to even the series record, OSU coach Nate Handrahan said he felt OSU matched up well with its opponent at the OSU Ice Rink.“Mercyhurst is No. 8 in the country and I think we played them pretty evenly scoring aside,” Handrahan said.Even though the team wasn’t pleased with the outcome, Handrahan said the loss gave the Buckeyes insight into where they stand.When the two teams met on Oct. 5, 2013, the game went into overtime to decide the winner. OSU won the game, 4-3, thanks to now-senior forward Taylor Kuehl, who netted the game-winning goal.The first period went by with no score, as freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve posted five saves.Senior defenseman Sara Schmitt said the first period was the highlight of the game for the Buckeyes and was where they played with the most energy.“First period went well but we kind of only played half the game, and you can’t win if you don’t play the whole game,” Schmitt said.In the second frame, the Lakers totaled eight penalty minutes while the Buckeyes added six.  Mercyhurst capitalized on one of the Lakers power-plays to take the lead.Mercyhurst freshman forward Sarah Robello put a shot past Sauve’s stick side with 11:08 left in the second. Even though the Buckeyes outshot the Lakers, 8-6, the period ended with OSU down one.“Our low point was the middle of the second period we took some shifts off mentally and they capitalized on that,” senior forward Danielle Gagne said. “We stopped playing smart.”Skating onto the ice for the third period, the Lakers were playing with high energy. With 15:12 left in the period, the Buckeyes were on a two-minute power-play. Despite the man-up opportunity, OSU failed to put a goal on the board.Power-play effort is something Handrahan said he wasn’t pleased with.“Special teams, we’ve got to solve that issue, because right now it’s a major factor. If we get one on the five-on-three in the second period might be a different ball game,” Handrahan said. “We have to do some things to create opportunity.”After a penalty on both teams for roughing, the game picked up in physicality.A few minutes later, Luczak was taken out of the game. Referees called a five minute major penalty on the Mercyhurst player for game misconduct, for head contact to an OSU playerMercyhurst junior forward Jenna Dingeldein scored an empty net goal 19:30 into the third period, completing the scoring in the 3-0 shutout.The Buckeyes are scheduled to keep home ice this weekend for a series against Minnesota. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 6:07 p.m. The second tilt is scheduled for Saturday at 2:07 p.m at the OSU Ice Rink. read more


Football Urban Meyers reputation tarnished following suspension

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during his first press conference back from suspension. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorGoing into Big Ten Media Days, Urban Meyer’s name meant many things.One of the winningest coaches of all-time, three-time national champion and the Ohio State head coach that brought the program back up following a 6-7 season in 2011.Now, less than two months later, Meyer’s name brings mostly one thing: controversy.“This is a window of time that I made an error,” Meyer said. “I’ll keep saying it, really, for the rest of my life — this was about trying to help a troubled employee with work-related issue.”That troubled employee is Zach Smith, the former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator who was fired on July 23 following allegations of domestic violence involving his ex-wife, Courtney Smith.Meyer, who also had Smith on staff during his tenure in Florida, hired Smith at Ohio State in 2012, keeping him on staff despite knowing about the allegations from 2009 and 2015.The lack of action Meyer took back then, along with his words at Big Ten Media Days, caused him to miss the first three games of the season from suspension.Meyer apologized for his answers at Media Days, and said that he had no intent of lying, that he misspoke after being ill-prepared for the questions on July 24.“I want to be really clear that there is zero intent to mislead,” Meyer said. “I did not answer questions with the accuracy that I should have.”But after eight weeks of allegations, statements on Twitter and a 12-hour meeting involving the fate of the coach that has led the Buckeyes to a 73-8 record in his tenure, Meyer’s record on the field has vanished from relevancy.Meyer said this is something with which he is struggling.“It’s tough to take. I’ve spent 30-plus years in coaching. Never been perfect. Tried extremely hard,” Meyer said. “I did not lie to the media. I did not do a very good job. Now everybody has a decision to make and a choice to make. I was very clear about why I was doing, why I said what I said. And I apologize for that. If that destroys a guy’s credibility, then I apologize for that.”At the press conference on Monday, Meyer’s first appearance since his suspension on Aug. 22, the head coach answered questions for 56 minutes, with the focus rarely reaching the subject of football.The topics Meyer discussed went from his knowledge of the Zach Smith case, to if he lied at Media Days, to if he regrets his decisions from the past and to what he can do to avoid this happening again.Now, after a coaching career with more acclaim than almost any before him, Meyer’s reputation remains tarnished, and could continue to be tarnished for the foreseeable future.“I’m hoping that people listen. And I can only say the truth. I can only let you know. I’d like to say over 30 years that I — I have been accused of helping players too much, giving them too many opportunities. That’s an accusation I accept,” Meyer said. “I understand that this will take time. Maybe never. But that’s my job in a press conference like this.”Meyer takes back the role from acting head coach and offensive coordinator Ryan Day, and he returns to an Ohio State team that is 3-0 with a win against a ranked opponent.But, much like the press conference, the focus won’t be on football for Tulane. Instead, it will be on the 56 minutes Meyer used answering questions on everything that has diminished his reputation that was once focused on a team striving for a championship a mere two months before. read more