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Soldiers ready for Melbourne – Cottrell

first_imgJermaine LannamanGleaner WriterWest Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell believes title-holders Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has more than what it takes to beat Melbourne at Up Park Camp in quarter-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup, beginning today.The match-up, one of two on the weekend, will see the JDF – winners of Zone A, entering the contest as slight favourites against the Nikita Miller-captained Melbourne, who ended as runners-up in Zone D.The other quarter-final encounter will see Zone D winners St Thomas CA hosting Zone A runner-up St Ann at Goodyear Oval.”The JDF is normally a very confident team and we are looking forward to any challenge that Melbourne may bring,” said Cottrell.”We are also defending champions and want to defend our crown, as after winning the last two titles the aim is to win five.”Cottrell, who is on the comeback from a knee injury, is set to lead the soldiers attack along with national trial invitees, fellow pacemen Reynard Leveridge and Leighton Leslie, as well as his national team-mate, left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli.Their batting, in the meanwhile, is expected to see in-form national one-day opener, Jermaine Harrison, looking to add to his recent back-to-back hundreds, leading their charge along with Rasheed Outar and Joseph Palmer.However, Robert Samuels, coach of Melbourne, is expressing equal confidence, stating that his team is in a comeback mode.”Melbourne has been missing out on the Senior Cup in recent years due to a number of reasons,” he said.”But I am confident that this time will be different.”We will be missing Damion Jacobs, who is overseas, but still have in our line-up Jamaica players Nikita Miller, Andre McCarthy and Guyanese opener, Trevon Griffith.”There is also young Jamaica fast bowler, Oshane Thomas, who is bowling fairly quick, and should pose some problems.”The St Thomas versus St Ann encounter, in the meantime, will see Carlton Baugh Jr leading the home team against St Ann, which will be captained by opener John Campbell.last_img read more


Kangaroo stops play during Australian women’s soccer match

first_imgLATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The male eastern gray kangaroo bounded back during the second half, indifferent to efforts to drive him away and delaying play for 32 minutes, Harvey said.“It was just a real menace,” Harvey said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“A few people came close to it to see if they could maybe get it to move on. It stood up pretty tall. I think it was just over 6 feet (183 centimeters), so they backed off pretty quickly. But I don’t think anyone was alarmed too much by it,” she added.Players and officials tried to drive the unexpected pitch invader away by kicking balls at him with little impact. Video showed it apparently using his long hind legs and powerful tail to deflect balls from the goal area. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In this June 24, 2018, photo, a kangaroo interrupts the Women’s Premier League between Belconnen United and Canberra FC match in Canberra for over 30 minutes. (Lawrence Atkin/Capital Football via AP)CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women’s match.The misguided marsupial made its first appearance on the stadium soccer field during the half time break on Sunday afternoon in a match between Canberra’s two top teams — Canberra Football Club and Belconnen United, Canberra FC official Amber Harvey said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jazz’ Gobert wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial “It didn’t react. It just kind of lay down,” Harvey said.A coach in a pickup truck eventually chased the roo from the stadium through a break in the fence into a car park from where it disappeared.Although the match was played in the exclusive inner suburb of Deakin, kangaroos can be found almost anywhere in Canberra, the national capital.The suburbs are set in large tracts of woods and grassland. Kangaroos usually doze among the trees by day and wander the streets at night to graze on watered lawns.  /kgaADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventNeighborhood Watch meeting, 7-8 p.m., Panorama City Recreation Center, 8600 Hazeltine Ave. Call (818) 893-3401. Tarzana Town Hall, 7:30 p.m., El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Drive, Tarzana. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Morning hike, 8:30, Malibu Creek State Park, quarter-mile past Mulholland Highway on Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Call (310) 822-6848. Book sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oviatt Library Lobby, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Call (818) 677-5573. Sun Valley Neighborhood Council will meet, 6:30 p.m., Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center Assembly Room, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 768-8342. last_img read more


F1 Flitterati: Grand Prix’s grand parties

first_imgSachin TendulkarSurprise F1 Merger: Sachin Tendulkar happily waved the chequered flag as Sebastian Vettel whizzed past the finish line at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 31. Now racing fans have the new India Racing League to look forward to. Brainchild of Machdar Motor Sports Company ceo,Sachin TendulkarSurprise F1 Merger: Sachin Tendulkar happily waved the chequered flag as Sebastian Vettel whizzed past the finish line at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida on October 31. Now racing fans have the new India Racing League to look forward to. Brainchild of Machdar Motor Sports Company ceo M. Darshan, the league will have eight teams from India’s largest cities with two cars each forming a 16-member grid. The usual suspects from the business and glamour worlds are already making a dash for their share of the pie: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Nagarjuna, with Tendulkar having bought a 26 per cent share with Anjana Reddy, director of Machdar Motor Sports.Preity ZintaF1 Stalkerazzi Basher: As the paparazzi clamoured for Preity Zinta’s attention, she spotted an ambitious stalkerazzo trying to shoot up her black miniature sequined skirt. An enraged Zinta was quickly pacified by a smiling Chunky Pandey.F1 Sartorial Blooper: VJ Rannvijay walked in attired in something he had obviously stolen from a 15-year-old. Cascading suspenders, an ill-fitting navy blue blazer, vest over T-shirt and sagging mom jeans. Shudder.Shah Rukh KhanF1 Keepsake: Though he came in long after Lady Gaga’s performance, Shah Rukh Khan managed to spend a few private moments with her. Gaga gifted him her sunglasses once she found out that the actor’s daughter is a fan. In a moment of darkened privacy under a palm tree outside the after-party at LAP Lounge, a candid G.One announced that his favourite driver was “Mohan, my driver in Mumbai.”advertisementDeepika Padukone and Siddharth MallyaF1 Couple: Siddharth Mallya and Deepika Padukone stuck to their ‘public display of no affection’ rule even though they came together for the race, partied together and well, stayed together.Bipasha BasuF1 Sport: Now that Bipasha is done draping herself over Josh Hartnett for Singularity, she can’t stop tweeting pictures of herself with friend Binal Shah at Buddh. She turned up for the after-party in a Shane and Falguni Peacock but couldn’t pull it off. Hope she chooses her wardrobe as effectively as her workout.last_img read more


Shillong Airport project: PAC summons Meghalaya CS, state

first_imgofficialsShillong, May 10 (PTI) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly today summoned Chief Secretary K S Kropha and other officials of state government on charge of failing to comply with its report relating to the delay in completion of the Shillong Airport project.”We have decided to summon them (officials) to appear before the committee on May 24. The concerned departments have failed to come up with the action taken report till date as was indicated in the findings of the committee, a report of which was placed before the state Assembly in the last session,” PAC Chairman Paul Lyngdoh told reporters after an internal meeting held here.The committee has summoned Chief Secretary Kropha, Deputy Ri-Bhoi district Deputy Commissioner Pooja Pande besides top officials from the departments of Revenue, Transport and PWD (Building).Lyngdoh said, “The departments do not seem to have had the courtesy of going through the committee report and they ought to come up with adequate and sufficient answers.”According to him, the state government officials are to reply in the light of the new Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act passed by the Parliament.The Chairman further alleged that the district administration, through the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi, has acted in an arbitrary manner.Lyngdoh, citing the new Act, which clearly states right to fair and equitable compensation, said, “It is surprising that this has not been given due importance by the state government as the departments of revenue, transport and PWD seem to care very little.”advertisementHe also informed that the committee will take appropriate steps to ensure justice is given to the land owners. (MORE) PTI JOP SUS KIS PSlast_img read more


Here is your horoscope for December 6, 2018

first_imgARIESYou are likely to find yourself in triangular situations at work and at home today. Expect to travel yourself and also entertain visitors. Love and warmth from your partner melt your defenses when you tend to isolate yourself. Your social life is a bit tiring. Lucky number 3. Colour green. TAURUSYou achieve difficult targets with the economy, good management and elaborate manoeuvres. You are likely to be involved in multifarious activity. It’s best to encounter and face truths about yourself and your personal relationships to gain a deeper understanding. Lucky number 14. Colour turquoise. GEMINIYou are highly creative with the courage to be different and not fit into comfortable patterns. You come to terms with yourself and realize you have to be yourself and live your truth, whatever it takes. You get a chance to prove yourself and express ideas. Lucky number 9. Colour green. CANCERSome of your business and personal plans are about to be actualized so put your shoulder to the wheel, as they say. Spiritual growth and awareness lead to new priorities and values. Change brings stability in material aspects and warmth in relationships. Lucky number 7. Colour blue. LEOWarmth and friendship are available and encouraging. Your social life is exciting. It’s best not to allow emotions to come in the way of professional decisions and business matters or you make a bad move. Listen to your heart and intuition rather than the head. Lucky number 2. Colour pinks. VIRGOYou are in harmony with existence and in rhythm with life – accept this great gift and share it with loved ones. Relationships are loving and special. Your social life is likely to be busy and tiring. You are receptive to ideas and intuitive in relationships. Lucky number 1. Colour green.advertisement LIBRAA transforming personal experience is on the cards! Physical endurance enables you to indulge in busy schedules and competitive sport at this point. You must aim for the highest and not make compromises, as achievement of the highest degree is possible now. Lucky number 1. Colour orange. SCORPIOAccept the challenge life offers you and keep going through ups and downs realizing that this too shall pass’. Enjoy every moment, whatever it brings – the peak and the valley without getting addicted to it. Centre within to taste your inner bliss today. Lucky number 6. Colour saffron. SAGITTARIUSYou go through a gamut of experience and change in emotional relationships. Remain centered through it all by witnessing rather than participating in arguments or conflicts. Schedules and patterns are reassessed and revised and prove to be for the better. Lucky number 2. Colour green. CAPRICORNSuccess and gain in material aspects is on the cards! Your personal relationship goes through a somewhat dreamy and transitory stage since you wait for promise and commitment. Financial and property matters can be concluded with some effort on your part. Lucky number 6. Colour pink. AQUARIUSAssess situations with your head, as well as, with your heart before taking decisions. Avoid becoming too dependent on others or you can be let down. Professional matters need to be viewed from a realistic point of view so that material aspects aren’t ignored. Lucky number 6. Colour blue. PISCESYou bring stability and physical well being for the family and yourself with discipline and understanding. You are practical and nurturing in chaotic situations where order and maintenance is needed. Beware of moods and over indulgence in food or drink. Lucky number 8. Colour greens.last_img read more


Mission New Zealand Dhawan injury weather pose challenge for India

first_imgNottingham: The Indian team’s alternative strategy in the absence of an injured Shikhar Dhawan will be put through a stern test by a feisty New Zealand attack ready to ask a few probing questions if weather does not play spoilsport in their World Cup encounter here Thursday. The contest, which could be a curtailed one due to inclement weather, will have a quality Black Caps seam attack ready to make life difficult for a new opening pair that is likely to feature KL Rahul at the top alongside Rohit Sharma. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun Dhawan has been ruled out of at least the next three games owing to a hairline fracture in his left thumb. New Zealand have had a good record against India at global events. Kane Williamson’s men would be more than determined to win four-on-trot and maintain their pole position. Dhawan has unintentionally forced Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to go for a tactical rejig despite convincing performances in the first two games against South Africa and Australia. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up If being forced to tinker with a successful opening combination that has cumulatively scored 4681 runs is a bit unsettling, there is also a positive side to the Dhawan injury saga. It has provided India with an opportunity to test how good their Plan B is. Rahul’s probable elevation at the top will certainly bring Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik into the picture as far as the No.4 slot is concerned. Shankar’s all-round abilities are pitted against Karthik’s experience. The thick cloud cover and damp conditions could also bring in Mohammed Shami into the equation at the expense of one of the wrist spinners. In case both Shankar and Karthik find a place in the playing XI, then Kedar Jadhav will be the one to miss out. The situation demands technical nous from skipper Kohli and more so from coach Ravi Shastri, known to be a shrewd tactical operator. It couldn’t have been a more ideal time to go for such a rejig given that the tournament is still in its second week and one of the bounciest yet good batting tracks is on offer on Thursday. This might not be the best of circumstances to open the batting but the talented Rahul will be determined to make this opportunity count. Dealing with adversity separates men from boys and if Rahul is able to successfully play out a testing opening spell from Trent Boult, it could work wonders for his confidence going into the next set of games. He would have a great reference point in the dynamic Rohit Sharma, who will be at the other end of the 22 yards. The manner in which Rohit has transformed his game according to conditions has been more than commendable. For a compulsive stroke-player like Rohit, to eschew his ego and let the Powerplays go with minimum risk, is something that Rahul can learn. It has paid dividends for the Indian vice captain and he has a hundred and a fifty to show for his efforts in the first two games. The duo will be up against Boult, who is expected to bring the ball back into the right handers. He troubled the Indian batting in the warm-up game at the Oval but that game happened when the team had just landed on English soil. Nearly two and half weeks have gone by and Boult hasn’t got too much swing in the tournament proper even though his style of bowling is not dependent on conditions. But Boult would not complain if he gets some assistance from the overcast conditions. New Zealand’s “150kmph man” Lockie Ferguson is also happy that the Trent Bridge track promises to provide bounce that West Indies exploited against both Pakistan and Australia. “West Indies have shown that there’s some extra bounce available at Trent Bridge and that can cause trouble. I am looking forward to the challenge as I like Trent Bridge as a ground,” said Ferguson, making it clear what he has on mind. Teams (From): India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan. New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (wk). Match starts at 3pm (IST).last_img read more


Wildlife group challenges BCs interpretation of law on destroying bears

first_imgVANCOUVER – A woman who found a black bear cub that was later killed by a conservation officer is accusing the British Columbia government of breaking its own law on the destruction of wild animals.Tiana Jackson and the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals have filed a court petition challenging the officer’s decision to kill the cub near Dawson Creek in May 2016.They argue the Wildlife Act prohibits officers from killing animals unless they pose a threat to people, property or wildlife. The province counters in court documents that the law gives wide discretion to officers to destroy animals.“The province says there are no legal limits on the ability of conservation officers to kill animals,” Arden Beddoes, a lawyer representing Jackson and the advocacy group, said outside court Wednesday.“What we say is that … the Wildlife Act actually directs that there are limits,” he said. “If they’re not a threat, the officer, we say, does not have authority to kill the animal.”Jackson found the apparently orphaned bear cub, which was about the size of a domestic cat, by the side of the road on May 6, 2016, the petitioners say in court documents.She called RCMP, which contacted the conservation officer service. In the meantime, she and others caught the bear and brought it back to a dog pen on her property to keep it safe, the documents say.They say Jackson received a call from conservation officer Micah Kneller, who told her he would come and kill the bear, even though she told him a wildlife rehabilitation centre was willing to take the cub.“She was very upset,” Beddoes told a B.C. Supreme Court judge at the start of a two-day hearing on Wednesday.The petitioners are seeking an order directing the province to obey the law as they interpret it. They also want a declaration that Kneller’s decision to kill the cub was unlawful.The province argues in court documents that the law gives officers the authority to destroy animals as they deem necessary. It points to a section of the Wildlife Act that says the offences outlined in the act do not apply to an “officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties.”The act “implicitly anticipates that conservation officers may need to euthanize wounded wildlife or wildlife that cannot otherwise survive in the wild,” the province says in the documents.It also says there would be no point in quashing the decision made by Kneller some 18 months after the bear was killed, and asks the judge to dismiss that part of the case.The province says Kneller made the decision because he didn’t consider the cub to be a suitable candidate for captive rearing and release.Beddoes told the judge the petitioners accept that some wild animals must be killed because they are sick, injured or otherwise unlikely to survive. But they say a different provincial law, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, states that the animal should be evaluated by a wildlife professional, such as a veterinarian.“That act wasn’t complied with here,” Beddoes said outside court.Conservation officers in B.C. have responded to 1,972 calls about black bears and killed 454 of the animals between January and the end of October. During the same period last year, they responded to 1,757 calls and killed 458 black bears.In 2015, conservation officer Bryce Casavant was suspended and later transferred out of the service after he refused to kill two bear cubs. The incident prompted calls on social media for Casavant to be reinstated, including from English comedian Ricky Gervais.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more


Microsoft offers online protection to politicos amid preelection security fears

first_imgOTTAWA — As a federal election approaches, Microsoft is offering advanced online threat-detection tools to Canadian political candidates and parties to shore up their cyberdefences.Microsoft’s AccountGuard, designed to warn customers about cyberthreats — including attacks by nation-states — will be provided free to registered parties at the federal and provincial level, think-tanks and democracy advocacy organizations that already use the company’s Office 365, Outlook.com and Hotmail products.The company is also offering political officials, campaigns and related organizations practical guidance to help make their networks and email systems more secure — from proper log-in procedures to recognizing attempts to steal information.In providing the tools, the company is mindful that Russian intelligence agents stand accused of hacking Democratic party emails and computers during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.Jan Neutze, global director for cybersecurity policy at Microsoft, said one of the favoured techniques of cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers remains the spear-phishing email — an innocent-looking message that can lure those who click on it into giving up their private credentials or other vital details.That can open the door to data theft or stolen emails that may be used for damaging leaks or extortion.Microsoft’s monitoring team will help detect malicious activity against accounts, try to determine the source of the attempted intrusion and inform customers of threats.Many organizations in politics have small staffs and modest budgets, Neutze noted. “Yet they’re facing nation-state adversaries. And so it’s a total mismatch in terms of their capabilities to defend themselves versus the threats that they’re facing.”Some, but not all, larger organizations such as political parties have started to take more protective measures, he said. “I think there’s a recognition that oftentimes organizations aren’t necessarily able to defend against these threats by themselves.”The Liberal government recently announced that an impartial group of senior bureaucrats would warn Canadians if malicious actors try to distort the outcome of the October election through serious cyberattacks or orchestrated disinformation campaigns via social media.The protocol is part of a series of measures aimed at preventing interference in the election.Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Algeria on Brink of a Military Coup Israeli Media

Rabat – Algeria is on the brink of a dramatic change through an imminent military coup, according to Israeli media reports.“The military coup is preparing, it’s only a matter of weeks or months,” political analyst Gilles Salem wrote in an article published in Flash-Israel, a French-speaking newspaper with close links to the Israeli intelligence service known as the Mossad.According to the writer, the political power in Algeria is led by Said Bouteflika, brother of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. “Anxious to keep corruption at the highest level”, Gilles Salem said that Said Bouteflika understood since 2013 that a breathing Abdelaziz would be more beneficial to his interests than a dead one. The writer added that the death of the president would be a declaration of open war between all the contenders for power in Algeria.“While President Abdelaziz Bouteflika belongs to the world of the undead, the three powers, the political, intelligence and military are sharpening the knives in Algeria,” Gilles Salem said.The write added that the main contenders for power in Algeria are Said Bouteflika and General Mohamed Lamin Mediene, also known as Taoufik, who is the director of the Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS).“The DRS is in violent struggle against the political power in Algeria,” wrote Gilles Salem, adding that DRS “recently threatened to disclose information about the corruption of Bouteflika brothers.” General Taoufik is also said to have put Said Bouteflika under surveillance, making the “unpacking very painful for the ruling power.”The writer predicts that the new generation of officers endorsed by the DRS will revolt soon against the current political establishment. read more