POWERFUL OPENER PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Captain John Campbell struck his first half-century of the tournament as Jamaica Scorpions overcame a dodgy start to their run chase, to edge ICC Americas by a single wicket in the final-round game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday. In pursuit of a tricky 254 at the National Cricket Centre, Scorpions stumbled to 23 for two in the third over before recovering to reach their target in the 46th over. The left-handed Campbell was behind the recovery, stroking a top score of 82 off 74 balls and anchoring two successive half-century stands. He put on 55 with AndrÈ McCarthy, who scored 24, and added a further 70 for the fourth wicket with Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who made 30. Brandon King hit a crucial 27 before tail-ender Marquino Mindley weighed in with an invaluable unbeaten 24 in a 39-run, unbroken last-wicket stand with wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas (14 not out), to see their side over the line. Off-spinner Nitish Kumar finished with three for 50, while fast bowler Hammad Shahid had (2-32) and Muhammad Khan (2-46). The victory drew Scorpions level with Barbados Pride on 14 points and put pressure on them to win their day-night encounter against unbeaten title-holders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in order to qualify for the semi-finals. Scorpions themselves were put under pressure by an impressive display from the Americas batsmen, who racked up 253 for eight off their 50 overs for their best total of the tournament. Opting to bat first, they were powered by opener Ruvindu Gunasekara’s 87, while the in-form Srimantha Wijeyeratne carved out 45 and Nitish Kumar, 43. Hamza Tariq then unleashed a whirlwind 14-ball 35 at the death to pile even more headache on Scorpions. They started shakily with Steven Taylor (9) and Akeem Dodson (6) removed with 51 runs on the board in the 15th over. The left-handed Gunasekara then led the revival, stroking eight fours and three sixes in an innings requiring 121 balls. Kumar followed suit, hammering three fours off 62 deliveries. Together, they added an entertaining 99 for the third wicket. Both fell within three overs of each other, but the Americas refused to let up, with Wijeyeratne pummelling six fours and a six off 28 balls and Tariq playing fearlessly as well. West Indies left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell picked up three wickets, but gave up 57 runs off his seven overs, while pacer Mindley was also expensive, taking two for 69. Scorpions were then rattled early, with opener Jermaine Harrison (4) and Guyanese Trevon Griffith (8) falling cheaply with 23 runs on the board in the fourth over. They recovered well through Campbell’s enterprise, the opener striking eight fours and two sixes in an attacking knock. Cruising at 148 for three, Scorpions lost three quick wickets for 34 runs to slide to 182 for six in the 30th over. King and Devon Thomas (21) then put on a crucial 35 for the seventh wicket, before the innings was plunged into more turmoil when three wickets tumbled in the space of seven balls without a run added. Tottering on 218 for nine in the 36th over, the odds were against the Scorpions, but Mindley and Aldaine Thomas held their nerve well.
Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, President of the University of Liberia (UL), reflecting on his six year tenure at the institution’s helm, enumerates major changes under his leadership. Key among them are the reduction in academic wrongdoings; improvement in academic profile and a a complete shift in student enrollment. The attraction of external grants; the creation of an Honors Program; the establishment of two new colleges; and most recently, the reacquisition of more than 5,000 acres of the UL Fendall land in Louisiana, outside Monrovia are also among significant accomplishments attributed to the hard work and persistence of Dr.Dennis and his administration. Despite these accomplishments, Dr. Dennis, who has decided to retire early next year, likes to downplay what he has achieved, especially when he talks about the challenges facing the institution, saying, “The glass is half-empty.”He repeated the expression at a three-day retreat last week when he presented on the topic, “The University of Liberia, Then, Now and Tomorrow.” He said when he ascended to the UL presidency in 2008, the university had only 13 terminal degree holders and not a single faculty in the Department of Chemistry had an advanced degree in the subject. He said the university was plagued by serious academic malfeasance with students purchasing their admissions resulting in an explosion in student enrollment (in one academic year alone, 8,000 freshmen were admitted.) “For many years we were doing the wrong things, but did not recognize that,” Dr. Dennis admitted, adding, “It is to right some of these pervasive wrongs that still continues to occupy my time even more so when I enter my transition.” Subsequently, he has substantially reduced the blatant, widespread academic malfeasance. Dr Dennis said he abolished the issuance of library slips and financial clearances required before graduation and simplified the issuance of graduation clearance for the entire student population. “No more test fees or pamphlets must be purchased to register for a course. No more purchase of admission into UL. Instead admittance must be based on entrance exam results and merit. Large classes with the propensity for academic malfeasance made optional, others declared persona non-grata,” Dr. Dennis told the retreat audience. These initial reforms were a harbinger for more ambitious ones that followed. The evidence is out on how many faculty members have received advanced degrees during the presidency of Dr. Dennis versus prior to his ascendancy. Comparatively, he said the university produced 33 doctoral degrees between 2009 and 2014. The same can be said of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, which had only four Law Faculties with Masters in Law (LLM) from 2001 to 2007, but now has 22 Law Faculties and counting with a Masters in Law. But it is in producing medical doctors to close the patient-doctor gap in the country for which Dr. Dennis and his administration must take a bow. For example, between 2000 and 2007, the University’s medical school, A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, graduated 32 doctors. However, between 2009 and 2014, the school graduated 84 doctors. Last December, the University graduated 35 doctors while this December, an astonishing 42 new doctors are expected to graduate, making it the highest the School has produced since its founding. Additionally, a paradigm shift in student enrollment has occurred at the University in favor of the National Sciences, according to the UL President. “During the initial stages of Liberia’s and the University’s recovery from conflict, enrollment in the College of Business and Public Administration overwhelmed enrollments in all of the other colleges, essentially because of the availability of faculty to ensure graduation within a reasonable time (compared with disciplines such as the sciences, engineering and agriculture, which had insufficient qualified faculty and virtually no laboratories),” Dr. Dennis said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Coastal GasLink does have the opportunity to appeal this order to the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has issued an order to Coastal GasLink after an investigation determined the company carried out cutting without having an archaeological impact assessment completed.Some of the requests within the order, from the OGC, include that Coastal GasLink submits a post-impact archaeological assessment for review by the Commission of a portion of Section 8 right of way by October 11, 2019, and that they must submit records indicating the implementation of the Pre-Construction Compliance Assurance Process and Procedure on the specific area by October 25, 2019.In August, Coastal GasLink said construction began in a number of places before archaeological assessments were complete.- Advertisement -The company said an internal audit found there were two areas along the right of way east of Kitimat where land was cleared before archaeological impact assessments occurred.The Coastal GasLink pipeline inspired global protests when hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation said it had no authority without their consent.The company said it had signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations along the 670-kilometre route to LNG Canada’s export terminal on the coast in Kitimat, including the Wet’suwet’en council.Advertisement
0Shares0000Ashley Young (top) climbs on Paul Pogba in celebration during Manchester United’s 5-1 win at Cardiff © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCARDIFF, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – Manchester United captain Ashley Young admitted the mood around Old Trafford has been instantly lifted by caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s smile, but denied there were any celebrations in the dressing room at news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Solskjaer was put in charge until the end of the season after Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday with United 19 points off the top of the table. That change paid instant dividends as United scored five goals in a Premier League match for the first time since Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge back in May 2013, thrashing Cardiff 5-1 on Saturday.“I don’t think he (Solskjaer) has stopped smiling,” Young said after victory in the Welsh capital.“He was like that as a player. He always has a smile on his face and I think that can reflect down on to the team, which is a good thing.“Ole has come in and we were preparing in the right way for a game, even though it’s been a crazy week.”Mourinho clashed with a number of senior figures in the United dressing room over his two-and-a-half seasons in charge.Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling with the message “caption this” in the hours after Mourinho’s departure.Restored to the starting line-up for the first time in four league games, Pogba was instrumental in setting up four of United’s five goals on Saturday.“No celebration at all. Absolute lies,” Young said at the suggestion players were delighted to see the back of Mourinho.“Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked.“In his two-and-a-half years he won trophies. We have to take some responsibility for that as we are on the pitch.“But we have to move on from that. As professional players we have to get on with the job in hand, and that is what we did here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But consider this: When the ULI panel visited San Pedro in 2002, there were no loft projects even on the drawing boards. The so-called “H-2” lot at Centre Street between Sixth and Seventh? That was still just a 30-year-old dusty, vacant lot. Love it or hate it, the downtown is definitely taking on a new look. Walking around the area on a recent morning, I was struck by the sounds and sights of construction, especially at the Vue, a 16-story luxury condominium development that should be fully framed by the first of 2008 with move-ins slated for early next fall. I’ll be curious to see what the next five years bring. It was a sad day at the Knoll Hill Off-Leash Dog Park last Sunday afternoon, the final day before the park would be dismantled and relocated to a smaller parcel at the bottom of the hill. I covered the park’s August 2002 opening day ceremonies. A happier bunch of dogs I’ve seldom seen, with howls and games of chase amid billows of dust commencing as soon as the gates were finally opened. It was the culmination of literally years of work (and not a small amount of frustration) on the part of volunteers who never gave up their dream of starting an off-leash dog park in San Pedro. They deserve our gratitude for all the dedication they put in to making the park a reality. It wasn’t easy and wouldn’t have happened without them – or without the support of Councilwoman Hahn and the Port of Los Angeles. So being there on the last day was especially poignant, as everyone took one last look and walk around the quiet hilltop grounds overlooking Los Angeles Harbor. Sure, it was only temporary. The port said so from the beginning and everyone understood (or should have understood) those ground rules. Still, it’s funny how rooted you can become to a place, how hard it is to let go of something you and your dogs considered to be a home away from home. Many dog owners use the park daily, with others making it up there on weekends only. But it’s always fascinated me to observe and be part of the eclectic and unlikely group of dog park “regulars.” It’s admittedly a fragmented and disorganized little community, but they represent such a cross section of both new and old San Pedro: dockworkers, attorneys, stay-at-home moms, professional housekeepers, business owners, marina boat “live-aboards,” medical workers, school teachers, journalists, Coast Guard and Air Force enlistees, you name it. One couple, both widowed, met at the dog park a couple of years ago and since have married. Many others who never would have met otherwise have become good friends, getting together for parties or other social outings – yes, even without the dogs. The good news is there’s still an off-leash dog park in San Pedro and for that dog owners should be thankful to the Port of Los Angeles. But again, it’s only temporary – and for real, this time, three years max. So a permanent place still needs to be found in San Pedro for dog owners to take their pooches. I’m convinced that the need won’t go away. In fact, I believe it will only grow with so many of the new loft residents – many of whom will have dogs that need outdoor exercise beyond the routine neighborhood leash walks – moving into town over the next couple of years. Donna Littlejohn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s sometimes hard to see change when you’re in a place day in and day out. Take downtown San Pedro. While it’s hardly enjoying the full bloom of a genuine renaissance, there have been some significant changes since the Urban Land Institute visited five years ago at the invitation of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn. Among the major recommendations the San Pedro panel made to improve the area was to bring residential units – 3,000 of them, to be exact – into the downtown and waterfront districts. Granted, things haven’t moved as quickly as many had hoped with regard to the waterfront or the downtown. And the nationwide real estate housing slump isn’t helping. Talk about bad timing.
1 Leicester City have achieved the impossible this season.But their greatest achievement is not in winning the Premier League title. No, their greatest achievement is making people fall back in love with football.I’m talking about those of us bored and slightly sickened by the sight of feted footballers dripping in bling and sipping from £3,000 bottles of Cristal, posting inappropriate messages on social media and swanning off to party in the likes of Dubai at every opportunity, while the fans in the stands sometimes struggle to raise the price of a pre-match pint and a ticket to the game.I have been very lucky to make a living from watching football and writing about it for almost 30 years. When the Premier League was conceived in 1992 I was 23 years old and Chief Feature Writer at Shoot magazine.For a young man who had grown up living and breathing football and aspiring to be a journalist, it is no exaggeration to say it was the dream job, travelling the length and breadth of the UK, and often Europe, to chat to the game’s biggest stars.I joined in a training session with Manchester United captain Bryan Robson and some competition winners; took penalties against Shaka Hislop at St James’ Park; interviewed David Beckham when he was a virtual unknown; was given a personal tour of the Anfield trophy room by Ian Rush; had a kick around with Paul Ince at a deserted San Siro and his young son, who grew up to be a professional footballer himself, Tom Ince. And much, much more.I imagine there are very few people working in this industry in their early 20s now who will be able to say similar things in 20 years’ time. The game has changed. And, in my opinion, not for the better.At the top level, I’ve fallen out of love with it. Back in the early 90s, I could have named pretty much every player in England’s top-flight. Now you could march half of them through the talkSPORT office and I wouldn’t be able to pick them out of a line-up.I always know what’s happening, who’s winning, who’s playing well, who’s being linked with which club, my job dictates that. But I don’t watch Match of the Day. I don’t rush home from the office in the evenings to watch Champions League football. Live games on Sunday afternoons play out behind me in the pub as I share a pint with friends.But Leicester City have changed all that this season. They have rekindled my romance with the Premier League.Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about their remarkable story and, with apologies to Nottingham Forest fans, this IS the greatest achievement in the history of English football.What Forest achieved in the late 1970s was truly amazing. But what Leicester have managed is off the scale.When Brian Clough was working his magic at the City Ground there were no Russian oligarchs or Middle East sheikhs changing the landscape with their billions of roubles and petrodollars. It might not have been an altogether level playing field, but it was certainly a lot more even than it is now.If the Premier League big guns had their way, I suspect the likes of Leicester wouldn’t even be in it, let alone winning it. They would welcome a closed shop.Money talks, so thanks for coming Bournemouth and Swansea, but we’re going to invite Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday to the party. Need another team in claret and blue? Sorry Burnley, you’re out. Welcome back Aston Villa.That’s what it was designed to be, and why the achievements of the likes of Barnsley, Wigan and Bournemouth busting their way in have been so widely celebrated.And now we have Leicester, the 5000-1 outsiders who have confounded all the odds.Claudio Ranieri has done an extraordinary job to mould a collection of rejects and second-raters into a squad capable of beating the best. And beating them easily. This was no fluke.Joyless critics bemoan their direct style but, if you’ve got a lightning fast striker spearheading your attack, why wouldn’t you play to that strength?And, of course, there is much more to them than that. Four of their players – Wes Morgan, Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy – were named in the PFA team of the year, and Mahrez and Kante particularly will be much coveted this summer.Allied to that sprinkling of stardust was an organisation, a work ethic and a collective will to win that placed them ahead of their much vaunted rivals this term.Everyone has by now, I’m sure, seen the pictures of the Leicester squad celebrating Chelsea’s point against Spurs on Monday night that clinched the title as they gathered at Vardy’s house ‘for a party’.Danny Simpson, one of the largely unsung heroes, tweeted on Monday night: “I swear to god I f*****g love this team. You don’t understand. No one does.”And he’s right. No one knows what went on in that dressing room. We can guess how much it means to them, but we can never know.But here’s what I do know. They have captured the public’s collective imagination, and held it, in a way the Premier League has been unable to do for many, many years.And for that they should be saluted, and celebrated.Leicester City – we love you for making us love football again. Leicester City fans celebrate their title success
This is the brutal scene after Department of Agriculture officials were forced to put down three stray horses in Co Donegal.The three horses after they were put down.The abandoned horses, which included a yearling, were found in a poor state of health on the outskirts of Ballybofey.The horses were found wandering on a public road in the townland of Croachonagh. The horses were in a bad state of lameness, had bad feet and were a danger to themselves and to the public.It is understood one of the horses had been struck by a vehicle.Gardai contacted ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley who visited the scene.A vet from the Department of Agriculture was called and he made a decision to put down the animals. Inspector McGinley told Donegal Daily the decision to put the horses to sleep was the only option they had been left with.And he revealed that because the horses were not micro-chipped, it is unlikely that their owner will be located.He added that the horses were humanely put to sleep on welfare grounds.“The horses were in a very poor state overall and the decision to put them down was taken in their best interest.“Their feet where in a very poor condition, they were lame and we suspect one of them had probably been hit by a car. “A decision to put down any animal is never taken lightly but the decision was taken on welfare grounds,” he said.Mr McGinley said they would still like to discover the origin of the horses.ANIMAL WELFARE BOSSES SAY THEY WERE FORCED TO PUT DOWN STRAY HORSES was last modified: March 8th, 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:BallybofeydonegalGardaihorsesInspector Kevin McGInleyISPCA
Tags:#copyright#music#napster#spotify#streaming music Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow Lars Ulrich wants you know that he’s cool with Sean Parker. To show it, the Metallica drummer and anti-filesharing crusader didn’t just share a stage with the Napster cofounder this morning – he hugged him. The occasion? Metallica’s catalog is newly available on Spotify, the music service in which Parker is now an investor.The company also announced a significant update to its service, which will aid in music discovery and make it more social overall. Like Twitter, Tumblr and now SoundCloud, the new version of Spotify will let you follow friends, artists and other influencers whose music tastes you trust. This should be a lot more useful than just seeing what everybody you know is listening to in real-time, all balled up into one stream. Spotify is also adding a “Discover” tab, which sounds like it will borrow a page from some of the service’s third party add-ons, displaying music recommendations based on listening history and social data. Digital music discovery is a notoriously tough nut to crack, so we’ll have to wait and see how effective these recommendations are. Other promised features include mobile push notifications for new releases and – at long last – the option to add music to your collection without starring it or adding it to a playlist. The new features will roll out in a desktop app update within weeks, while cross-platform availability is due next year.Metallica’s Stamp Of Approval Is A PR Win For SpotifyThe Metallica deal is a significant win for Spotify, not just because the popular heavy metal band has long been a stubborn hold-out from subscription streaming services, but because of the PR coup it represents for the company. Since launching in the U.S. last summer, Spotify and similar services have faced criticism from some artists who bemoan its low royalty payments and fear that making their music available there could further cannibalize album sales. In response, Spotify has argued that its payouts aren’t as paltry as some of the early checks make them seem and that, at any rate, the service is still new and needs to build up its subscriber base to bring in more revenue. Today, the company announced that it has paid out $500 million to rights holders (mostly record labels). It now hase 20 million total users around the world, about 5 million of whom pay for the service. In some ways, Spotify isn’t all that different from Napster, at least from the consumer’s perspective. It’s a place you can go, search for music you want to hear, click a button and get access to it. One difference is that on Spotify, you can’t download the tracks and keep them. More importantly, the Swedish startup has crafted a business model that allows it to pay music labels and other rights holders, a detail Napster never bothered to worry about and which ultimately led to the service’s demise. Crafting that model – and getting buy-in from artists and labels – hasn’t been easy for Spotify. That’s why it took the service so long to secure deals and finally launch in the U.S. Even now, as it grows in leaps and bounds, the company struggles with artists threatening to jump ship over the royalties issue. That’s why the endorsement of Lars Ulrich is a huge deal. Here’s one of the most prominent, most vocal critics of Napster and unauthorized file-sharing giving a very public nod to streaming services. Ulrich is essentially acknowledging that this might in fact be the future of the music industry, or at least a central part of it. There’s no word on how much Spotify had to fork over to get the rights to stream Metallica’s music (nor should listeners hold their breath for The Beatles or Led Zeppelin to show up soon). But whatever the price tag, it’s a big deal for Spotify to simultaneously assuage artist concerns and nab a few more listeners in the process. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
The trial in the rape case against Tehelka magazine founder-editor Tarun Tejpal has been postponed to March 15, 16 and 17 by a court in Mapusa in North Goa.Earlier, the court was supposed to hear the case from February 26 to March 1.The postponement was made following a request from Tejpal regarding a change in lawyer, said Special Public Prosecutor Francisco Tavora.The case will begin with the examination of the survivor by the prosecution.The court has already framed charges against Tejpal under various sections of Indian Penal Code , imncluding that of sexual harassment and provisions related to rape of his then junior female journalist colleague in a five-star hotel in North Goa in November 2013 during an annual event of the publication.Tejpal had denied all allegations.The court recently framed charges following a direction of the Supreme Court on December 6 last to complete the trial within three months.Tejpal was arrested on November 30, 2013 by the Goa Crime Branch after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by a trial court. He has been out on bail since 2014.
Goa police have started an investigation into the case where eight girls with burn injuries were rescued from two flats near Baina beach at Vasco on April 15. The girls, in the 11 to 12 age-group, were under the care of Venus Habeeb, a 65-year-old resident of Baina, who allegedly brought them from Andhra Pradesh. Goa police on Wednesday sent a team to the State to probe the origin of the eight girls.The case came to light when a girl from Mangor-Hill in Vasco in South Goa noticed burn injuries on the hands of the girls when they met at a local church for prayers on the evening of April 15. The girl immediately dialled 1098, CHILDLINE India Foundation’s toll-free helpline, which promptly intimated the police.Vasco police raided the flats owned by the accused and rescued the girls. Ms. Habeeb was arrested and the flats were sealed. The police registered a case against the accused under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 324 (simple injuries) of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act.Ms. Habeeb was produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class court in Vasco, which remanded her in police custody for five days. Police Sub Inspector Ritesh Tari said, “The police team is visiting Andhra Pradesh to find out if the accused adopted the girls or bought them from their parents.” Mr. Tari said the accused had enrolled the girls in a reputed school in Vasco, but used to allegedly assault them with a belt and pipes. On Tuesday, the court recorded the statements of all the girls, which Mr. Tari said would be kept confidential. The statements will be sent to Goa Children’s Court, which will hear Ms. Habeeb’s bail plea on Thursday. Mr. Tari said more persons could be involved in the case.