CANBERRA, Australia (AP):Kane Richardson took five wickets, including four in his last four overs, as Australia held on to beat India by 25 runs yesterday and extend their lead to 4-0 with one match remaining in the limited-overs international series.Aaron Finch made 107 and David Warner returned from paternity leave to score 93 as Australia posted a total of 348-8 after winning the toss and batting.India were coasting at 277-1 in reply in the 38th over but lost their last nine wickets for 46 runs, with Richardson taking 4-16 in a match-turning spell and returning 5-68 for the innings.Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 and Virat Kohli added 106, the pair sharing a 212-run partnership for the second wicket and seemingly setting India on course for a victory until the dramatic late collapse ended with the visitors all out for 323 in 49.2 overs.The pattern of the series changed slightly yesterday; India batted first in each of the first three matches and lost.Finch reached his seventh ODI century from 97 balls. It was his first against India and his second at Manuka Oval in the Australian capital. Warner was the main aggressor in a blazing beginning by the Australian openers, who rushed to 40-0 after five overs. Warner was out in the 30th over when he chopped a ball from Ishant Sharma on to his middle stump.Finch was out when Australia were 221-2 in the 38th over after he and Mitchell Marsh had added only 34 runs in 8.4 overs. The opener reached 100 with a single from his 97th delivery, two years after his first century at Manuka Oval against South Africa. Finch was finally caught off Umesh Yadav, skying a pull shot to Ishant Sharma at mid-on.Finch’s power-hitting claimed one notable casualty. In the 17th over, his straight drive hit English umpire Richard Kettleborough on the right leg and Kettleborough was forced to retire from the match. He was replaced by Australia’s Paul Wilson.Steve Smith hit the ball powerfully from the outset and reached his 50 from 27 balls.The Australians lost 5-37 to lose momentum before Glenn Maxwell hit 41 from 20 balls with six fours and a six, falling to the last ball of the innings.The fifth match will be played in Sydney on Saturday. – AP
… service to begin in 1 monthThe crowds of citizens that gather on a daily basis at the Georgetown passport office may be reduced, as residents of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) will soon be able to renew their passports without travelling to the capital city.Minister of Citizenship Winston FelixThese measures were announced by Citizenship Minister Winston Felix during a “Meet the Public Day” event at the McKenzie Sports Club ground in Linden on Saturday. According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), residents will be able to access the services from sometime in August. This announcement comes on the backdrop of part of a plan to “decentralise passport related services” in the country.“The Department of Citizenship has over the past few months been endeavouring to decentralise the receipt of passport applications and the delivery of passports within the regions. Linden will be the third town to have this service available, as this service is being made available in Berbice and Essequibo as well,” Felix is quoted as saying.Minister Felix further stated that when applying for passports for the first time, applicants will still be required to travel to Georgetown to “complete the process” but stressed that persons who are applying for a renewal “will be able to access the service in Linden”.“We realise the need to bring Government services in the region and we need to reduce the unnecessary crowds that we have at the passport office at Georgetown,” the Citizenship Minister expressed.It was also explained that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Building in McKenzie, has been identified as the location from where the passport service will be provided.“Immigration Officers will visit the location twice weekly and receive applications for renewal from residents. The applications will be processed in Georgetown and the residents will receive their renewed passports upon the officers’ return the following week,” the release noted.Assistant National Director, Community Development Councils, Sandra Adams, who will be responsible for “coordinating the setup of the service,” pointed out that “seniors in Linden” will benefit from the new measure.“There are a lot of seniors in Linden who cannot make it to Georgetown and I have received a lot of complaints recently, that by time they get to Georgetown, the numbers are finished and they have to return without getting their passport. So we are happy for this service to begin,” posited Adams. There have been complaints of people at the Georgetown Office having to stand in long lines for hours or switching seats in a slow moving chair system.
There’s a popular saying that “It is not how many years you live, but what you did with the years you lived.” The west-central African state of Cameroon proved this saying on May 20, 2016 on the occasion of its 44th Independence Day when its embassy near Monrovia displayed major projects that government has undertaken, completed or is in the process of completing.At a local hotel where Cameroonians organized a program marking their National Day, a number of projects including hydro-electric systems, hospitals and roads were displayed on placards to give guests a sense of the Cameroonian government’s level of social responsibility to its people.According to information on the placards, the Paul Biya led administration has undertaken and completed the Yaoundé Hospital for Applied Research in Endoscopic Surgery and Human Production. The project was dedicated on May 6, 2016.Another project completed and in operation is the Deep-Sea Port at Kribi, which Ambassador Beng’ Yela Augustine Gang said helps to connect Cameroon with the rest of West Africa in sea trade and commerce.There are also projects including the second bridge on the Wouri River in Douala (not completed) and the Mekin Hydroelectric Dam project to be completed next month. Others are the 211 Mega Watt Lom-Payangar Hydroelectric Dam and the Memre’ele Hydroelectric Dam both predicted for completion in 2017, and a major completed highway connecting Cameroon and Nigeria.In his National Day address, Ambassador Gang said the projects are local content, which he explained to be characterized by using the locals to do most of the work.He said as a result of the use of locals in constructing these major projects, citizens are not only employed and financially empowered, but also consider the projects as theirs.He added that prioritizing citizens in work like those carried out in Cameroon helps to prevent conflict, emphasizing that it is very important to put the people of a country in the middle of the economy.The Cameroonian Ambassador explained that the electricity projects will help to provide electricity to many citizens and companies, and those companies will be able to provide employment opportunities for the citizens and engage in delivering locally produced goods and services.Ambassador Gang urged that governments must provide education for their citizens and provide employment opportunities for youths to divert their minds from terrorism to responsible livelihoods.As Cameroonians embark on these projects and feel their impacts, Ambassador Gang noted that they are joining efforts with other neighbors to counter the attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram.With respect to the road project between Nigeria and Cameroon, Ambassador Gang said it solidifies the cooperation and relationship between the two countries, and citizens of both countries are easily able to travel from one country to the other.Cameroon and Nigeria were once in a major land conflict over the Bakassi Peninsula. In 2007, the International Court of Justice ruled in favor of Cameroon over the peninsula.Ambassador Gang recalled that in 1960, when his country gained independence, President William V.S. Tubman was one person that recognized Cameroon’s independence on the basis of mutual respect and patrimony. Among top government officials that attended the ceremony was Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara, who dated Liberia’s relations with Cameroon during that country’s period of trusteeship.Minister Kamara emphasized that Liberia and Cameroon also share common interests at the level of the United Nations and support each other in decision making.She commended Cameroon for being with Liberia during the devastating Ebola health crisis that struck Liberia in 2014.She pledged Liberia’s support to soliciting assistance to help curb the terroristic activities affecting Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and Niger.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– Struggling lad in rural Liberia with architectural talent and passion for nation-building uses craft to pay his school feesBy Samuel G. DwehThe two-storey model mansion, built by 17-year-old Jacob A. Trawally, is displayed in front of his family’s two-room mud hut in the Wenneh Town community of Margibi County for everyone to see.“I built it with cartons,” Jacob, a 9th grade student of the Kakata Community College, told this writer at a program in the Wenneh Town community on Saturday, May 6, 2017.Materials used in the construction of the house included gas, paper glue, hard papers (from cartons), brush (for painting or varnishing), scissors, knife, water and paint.A white satellite dish, made from aluminum, sits on the roof made of paper and pieces of zinc Jacob had collected from various building construction sites in his community.“The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one big living room,” Jacob explained to this writer, who was attracted by such a masterpiece, admiring it, and asking a string of questions. It also has a gated car garage, with a model car parked in it.My mission in the Wenneh Town community was to serve as rapporteur of a three-day elections period violence prevention workshop for motorcyclists’ associations and Liberia National Police officers based in Margibi County. The workshop was held at the Wenneh Town Sports Pitch under the auspices of the Pen-Pen Peace Network (PPPN). During my spare time I took a stroll around the community and, just beyond the first row of mud structures in the area, I stumbled upon Jacob’s creation, propped up on a wooden chair in front of the mud hut where he lives with his grandmother.Jacob said he wants to be an architectural engineer. “In the future, I want to construct storey buildings for my country, Liberia, like other people are doing for their countries,” he declared with patriotic fervor.Jacob started constructing the model during the worst health crisis in Liberia’s history. “I started during the Ebola time, in 2014, but I stopped construction several times due to money problems and to focus on my school work,” he explained.According to him, the model house, which he priced at US$50, is one of several architectural models he has produced and sells to pay his school fees. “The money I get from my works is spent on preparation of my 9th grade WAEC (West African Examination Council) exams,” he said.The problem with this young ingenious lad, who has been living with his grandmother since he was nine months old, is his lack of business knowledge or a strategy to get his production on the radar of the right customers. “I display them in front of my house and people see them and buy them if they love them,” he responded to my question about the visibility of his production in Margibi County. Given that Jacob pours so much creative passion into one project after another, the finished product sits on display at home until a customer stumbles upon it and is willing to buy. “I don’t take my works around to sell,” he added.Jacob said he yearns for attention from any Margibi County official in the local leadership or the national legislature for financial assistance to gain more training to develop his talent, but has not been lucky with anyone stepping forth with the help.He believes this help could come fast through regular publicity of his creations by roving journalists living or corresponding from Margibi County or Kakata. “Journalists are living in Kakata here. Some of them have seen my works, but none of them has promoted any of my works on their radio programs or newspapers,” Jacob said in a plaintive tone.Liberia’s current economic situation, engendered by the country’s civil war, and national government’s priority areas often push the majority of Liberian journalists to prioritize only politics or human rights issues for the radio or newspaper.Many grade schools have added Creative Arts to their curricula for talented kids like Jacob. One of these schools is the Light International School, located at Airfield Shortcut, in Sinkor, outside Monrovia. But school fees are unaffordable for a talented person whose family hardly gets a three-square meal a day, like Jacob’s.For now Jacob’s father, Abraham Trawally, and mother, Fatumata Trawally, can’t help him get modern art tools due to each person’s financial limitations. “They are in Monrovia, hustling,” Jacob’s paternal grandmother, Miatta Johnson, disclosed in an interview with this writer.Jacob is one of hundreds of different talented youth littering the entire land space called Liberia. They are brimming with talent, imagination and persistence — natural abilities that can transform Liberia into an infrastructural paradise like countries Liberians often dream of being in. But, with the absence of a viable national talent-development program, these nation-building gifts would make no impact in time.When asked what he wants the government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism (MICAT), or private Liberian businesspeople to do for him, young Jacob first stared into the space ahead of him. “The government should see (talented people) as builders of the nation, as politics or trading,” he mused, his attention still on the empty space.Samuel G. Dweh is a journalist, creative writer, author, publisher of Edu-Diary (education newspaper) and a member of Liberia’s two writers’ organizations: Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Liberia Association of Writers (LAW). He can be reached via: +231 886 618 906/ +231 776 583 266; E-mail: email@example.com. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) preparation for the August 8 to September 16 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018 continues with two practice matches at Providence.In keeping with the times of their first three home matches in this year’s CPL, the game today (August 6) will begin at 16:00h while the other is set for Tuesday, August 7 at 18:00h. The Guyana Amazon Warriors full squad will mix with Guyana’s leading First-Class players to give every player an opportunity on the field.Captain Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi joined the squad on Saturday and had full net sessions on Sunday at Providence, where the Warriors are under the watchful eyes of Head Coach Johan Botha and Assistant Coach Rayon Griffith.Full squad: Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Chadwick Walton, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit, Imran Tahir, Jason Mohammed, Luke Ronchi, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Saurabh Netravalkar and Akshaya Persaud.Some of the First-Class players who are expected to participate in the two days are Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Adams, Roland Ali Mohamed, Clinton Pestano, Trevon Griffith, Ramaal Lewis, Raun Johnson, Anthony Bramble, and Robin Bacchus.On Thursday, August 9, the Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at 18:00h; the St Lucia Stars at 16:00h on Saturday, August 11 and on Sunday, August 12, the squad will play the Barbados Tridents at 18:00h.
“I know him from my work with vector control,” Lopez-Reid said of Narramore. “In the few months that he was there, he did a great job. Out of the 35 board members at vector, most – if not all – of us were very impressed with his work.” Narramore will be paid a straight salary of $15,000 a month, with no benefits or severance package, he said Monday. Narramore was named in several well-publicized discrimination lawsuits filed against the Huntington Park Police Department by African-American and Latino officers, who claimed police abuse of minorities. The FBI launched an investigation in 2000. Narramore on Monday said that “nothing ever came of” the FBI probe. He also said that his name was eventually dropped from the lawsuits. In February 2006, a new council majority in Huntington Park terminated Narramore’s contract. “It was politics,” said Narramore. “When I came in there, they had, let’s just say, many issues. Tremendous personnel issues. I like to hold people accountable and they don’t always like it.” Narramore said his taking over of the Police Department “resulted in a lot of people leaving, in all kinds of ways.” “Some went to jail, some were terminated, some resigned. I like the challenge of coming and fixing things,” he said. Narramore holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State Northridge. He is married and has five children. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez was absent for the vote. On Monday, she expressed opposition to Narramore’s appointment. She said he “lacked experience with municipalities” and objected that no formal search was conducted. Vasquez noted that Narramore recently served for eight months as the interim district manager for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. Lopez-Reid is a member of the district’s board, representing Montebello. “This is not about qualifications – this is about friendship,” Vasquez said. Lopez-Reid acknowledged there was no formal search for the interim job because officials needed to fill it quickly. But, she said, the city will send out a request for proposals from candidates interested in the permanent position. MONTEBELLO – City Council members have hired former longtime Huntington Park police Chief Randy E. Narramore to take over as new interim city administrator while they continue to search for a permanent replacement. Two days after being publicly named as the council’s choice in a special closed-session meeting Saturday, Narramore began work Monday, even though his contract will not be ratified until the council’s April 11 meeting. He replaces former City Administrator Richard Torres, who was fired by the council March 14. Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid and council members Bob Bagwell and Jeff Siccama voted in favor of Narramore, while Bill Molinari opposed the choice in the final 3-1 vote.
“Mo has done great this year, he deserves it, he deserves the Golden Boot. I am looking forward to the competition again next year,” said Kane, who was pilloried on social media for claiming a goal off team-mate Christian Eriksen at Stoke last month in his quest to catch Salah.“For me it is about doing it year after year. This is my fourth year now and the first time I have got to 30 goals in the Premier League. Now it’s about getting to 30 goals for the next two or three years, that’s the aim.“Any player wants to do it on a consistent basis and that’s what defines a good player from a great player. He has done amazing this year and he looks like a great player, and we’ll see if we can both continue it next season.”Kane’s goals were good enough, though, for Spurs to edge past Champions League finalists Liverpool to finish third behind Manchester City and Manchester United.“The top six now is so strong, everyone’s really competitive, so for us to finish in the top three for a third year in a row is brilliant,” added Kane.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares000030 up: Kane’s best ever Premier League return still wasn’t enough to beat Mohamed Salah to the Golden Boot © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 14 – Harry Kane has challenged Mohamed Salah to beat him to the Golden Boot for the Premier League’s top scorer again next season.The Egyptian’s record 32 goals for a 38-game campaign denied Kane a third consecutive Golden Boot despite the English international’s best ever campaign as his double in a thrilling 5-4 defeat of Leicester on Sunday took Kane onto 30 league goals.
Hanging baskets, containers and window boxes are a great way to add colour to your home during summer. There are lots of different ways to fill hanging baskets depending on your budget and the type of flowers you like.Now is the time to start preparing, planting and planning how to maintain them throughout the summer season. First you need to decide where you would like to put the hanging baskets around your house and garden.It is best to look for nice sheltered, sunny positions. Choose the size of baskets you would like – 12 inch up to 16 inch in diameter are the most popular.Then pick the type of basket you are going to use.There are lots of different types available, from the traditional wire with a moss style liner to a decorative metal or rattan material. You can even get self-watering baskets. Once you have chosen your basket you need to fill this with good quality compost.Use compost with a slow release fertilizer so that your plants will be fed slowly throughout the summer as they need it.Compost should also contain water retention gels. This means that the baskets will not dry out as quickly as ordinary multi-purpose compost might.Westland’s Container & Basket Compost contains both of these for optimum results.Now it’s time to choose your plants. Start by deciding what colour scheme you would like, there are so many options. You can go for one colour, a mix of different colours or a colour scheme depending on your taste.Pick an upright Fuchsia or Geranium for the centre of the basket, and then choose a selection of foliage with flowering basket plants for around the edge.There a so many plants to choose from. Surfinia (trailing petunia), Verbena, Sanvitalia and Million Bells are very colourful plants that will spread throughout the basket and several feet over the edge if well looked after.Choose a Nepeta for a large trailing foliage plant which will fill out your basket and trail down to the ground. If you use a wire basket it is possible to plant some lobelia or trailing basket plants around the side of the basket as you fill it with compost.Remember to push the plants through from the outside so the leaves don’t get damaged.Planting an upright plant in the centre with lots of trailing plants around the edge ensures a uniform shape to your hanging basket.For a 14 inch basket you will need 1 centre piece with 6 basket plants around the edge.Please contact any of the team at Robert Kee Garden Centre for suggestions and advice on other sizes of baskets or plant choices.David’s Top Tips for happy hanging baskets· Water your baskets well as soon as you plant them· Feed weekly with Levington Tomorite – always a good choice for flowering plants· Plants can be thirsty, just because it’s been raining doesn’t mean your baskets have had enough to drink.Water them every day and twice a day during hot weather but not when the sun is shining on them.To check if your basket has been watered enough, place one hand underneath it and try to lift it.If it is very heavy it’s well watered but if it’s quite light, water more.As flowers fade, cut the old flower and a bit of the green stem off. This will keep your baskets flowering in abundance.During stormy weather it may be best to lift down your baskets to prevent them getting damaged.If you have any questions or gardening queries feel free to contact us at Robert Kee Garden Centre, Laghey. Tel: 074 9721805 Ext. 4 E:email@example.com W: www.rkee.ieTalk soon, David Perry HND. Hort, Garden Centre Manager, Robert Kee, Laghey.ROBERT KEE GARDENING TIPS: HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL HANGING BASKETS was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gardening TipsHanging BasketsnewsRobert Keesummer
Youri Tielemans (Signed from Anderlecht) – With Bernardo Silva leaving for Manchester City there is plenty of need for a new playmaker in the Monaco midfield. So, who better to sign than Belgian wonderkid Tielemans, who has had tongues wagging all season in his homeland. Already known for his craftsmanship in a deep-lying role, the 20-year-old has now moved forward and added goals to his game. Watch out for some long range stunner next season in Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Jordy Gaspar (Signed from Lyon) – With Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy hot property this summer, the Monegasques have beaten off competition from Liverpool to land French full-back Gaspar. Predominantly right-sided, but capable of playing on the left too, the 20-year-old was identified as an exciting prospect by the club and snapped up on the quick. If you were worried about Monaco’s stunning 2016/17 squad being broken up, we’re here to inform you it’s all going to be ok.Sure, they may have lost Bernardo Silva, and they may still lose the likes of Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and more.But one thing is for sure, the French side are already revamping their young side as they look to defend the title they won last year.Four signings have been made, more are in the pipeline, and starlets are returning from loans.So, to see the players who could star for Monaco next season, click the right arrow above… Diego Benaglio (Signed from Wolfsburg) – An experienced international goalkeeper, Swiss star Benaglio is 33-years-old and won the Bundesliga in 2009 with his former club, while also playing in two World Cups and one European Championship. He will provide more of a challenge to Danijel Subasic than Morgan De Sanctis, given the former played 52 matches last season. 7 Rony Lopes (Returning from loan spell with Lille) – Former Manchester City academy star Lopes may directly benefit from his ex-club signing Bernardo Silva. After a season on loan at Lille, the right-winger, who got four goals and four assists last year, may step up and replace his compatriot at the Stade Louis II, allowing them to spend money elsewhere in the summer. Soualiho Meite (Signed from Lille) – Tielemans wasnt the only midfielder impressing in Belgium last year with Meite doing enough on loan at Zulte Waregem to earn himself a switch to the Ligue 1 champions. A holding midfielder, Meite has earned a reputation for strong but composed displays in the middle of the park as they finished third in the table, ahead of traditional big boys Gent, Genk, and Standard Liege. Allan Saint-Maximin (Returning from loan spell with Bastia) – If Monaco feel hes ready for the step up, France Under-20 star Saint-Maximin may thrill fans at the Stade Louis II with his stunning dribbling skills. Last year he made 4.3 successful dribbles per game in Ligue, but he lacked end product, scoring just three goals and assisting two from attacking midfield. 7 7 7 7 7 7 Rumoured next signing: Jordi Mboula (Barcelona) – Spanish starlet Mboula may not have made a LaLiga appearance yet, but hes made waves in the UEFA Youth League, scoring several stunning goals. A right-sided forward, its appears Monaco have landed him for just 3m, with the player rejecting new deals in favour of the youthful approach the French side have. His stunning dribbling skills could well leave Ligue 1 defences reeling, if he gets game-time.