BOWLED OUT FOR 274 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Seamers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav propelled India to a winning position in the decisive third Test as Sri Lanka, chasing a daunting 386 to win, were struggling on 67 for three at stumps on day four yesterday. Sharma removed opener Upul Tharanga for a duck, with just one run on the board, caught behind by Naman Ojha. Yadav had Dimuth Karunaratne caught behind, also without scoring, leaving Sri Lanka 2-2. Dinesh Chandimal made 18 before being caught in the slip by Indian captain Virat Kohli off Sharma with the total on 21. Kaushal Silva (24) and captain Angelo Mathews (22) shared an unbroken 46 runs for the fourth wicket. Sri Lanka need 319 runs to win with seven wickets in hand. Sharma returned two for 14. Rohit Sharma, whose half century and two crucial partnerships saved India from the losing advantage in the second innings, is confident they can finish the job, just as they did in the second Test at P. Sara Oval, where India defeated Sri Lanka by 278 runs, with Sri Lanka chasing 413 to win. “We stand in a good position right now,” he said. “Giving them a target on a wicket like this, which has something for the bowler throughout the day, whether it is spinner or fast bowler. “I guess we will just have to come out tomorrow and do what we did in P. Sara.” Indian bowlers relentlessly attacked the Sri Lankan batsmen, who were beaten outside the off stump several times or edged deliveries short of the fielders. Earlier, India – batting with a first-innings lead of 111 runs – were bowled out for 274 in their second innings. The three-match series is level at 1-1. India lost three wickets for 21 in their second innings but were rescued by Rohit, who scored 50 and shared 57 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Virat Kohli (21), and 54 with Stuart Binny, who fell one run short of a half-century. No. 9, Ravichandran Ashwin, top-scored for India with 58 and shared 55 runs for the eighth wicket with Amit Mishra, who made 39. Sri Lankan seam bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad took four wickets apiece. Sri Lankan and Indian players were involved in a heated argument in the final over of the Indian innings. It started when Prasad directed a series of bouncers at tailender Sharma. During Sri Lanka’s first innings, Prasad injured his hand trying to fend off a bouncer bowled by Sharma.
Dear Editor,The recent tabling of the Local Authorities (Elections) (Amendment) Bill 2018 by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, signals the strong inconsistency and duplicitous nature of the Coalition Government regarding preparedness for Local Government Elections (LGE).Speaking at the media briefing held at Herdmanston Lodge on January 08, 2018, Minister Bulkan had indicated that Government had allocated $2.9 billion for the holding of LGE, and had touted that the elections would be held some time before December 2018. Given that, under the Local Government Act, the statutory period for the Elections would soon be due, he posited that the preparation for LGE lies largely with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).The sudden new amendments which the Government has moved to push in to law contradict the framework, which was at the time hardly sufficient. At that time, a chairman of GECOM had not yet been selected, and the conundrum of activities that followed toward the unilateral selection utilized vital time for the GECOM to get critical work going.The new amendments are, at this critical juncture, designed to cause further delays and confuse a system of familiarity, for which both GECOM and citizens will have to be made acquainted. The proposed suggestion of allowing the overseers and the involvement of a designated magistrate to resolve issues of ‘ties’ in Local Government Elections is lawless and wicked. It merely seeks to camouflage the shameless, undemocratic decisions made by Bulkan, which still have the 2016 elections unfinished.In the 1994 Local Government Elections there were ties; and GECOM, in keeping with the law, held ‘By-Elections’ to resolve those issues. The Bill that Mr. Bulkan is taking to Parliament manifestly expresses the APNU/AFC’s intention to take away the citizens ‘rights’ to vote and elect their local representatives under circumstances of ties. The situation absolutely highlights this coalition Government’s intention to corrupt this country more and more. The Judiciary is an independent ‘arm’ of any good Government, and should not be dragged in to cover up the inefficacies of a GECOM not fully covering its role and purpose.It is accepted that the Parliament will have full debate on all the matters that go to the National Assembly, and then a decision would be taken. The Cabinet is ‘purely’ political, and the APNU/AFC Cabinet can take its partisan deep-seated party position. The President, however, must recognize that the other two arms of the Government are not political, and must not be allowed to be blind to the PNC’s fantasy. The Judiciary must be allowed to be independent.Sincerely,Neil Kumar
The Police on Thursday issued a wanted bulletin for 32-year-old Onika Ann Benjamin of Lot 126 Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown.Benjamin is wanted by the Police for questioning in relation to a false declaration for the purpose of obtaining a Guyanese passport from the Guyana Police Force on January 18, 2018.Police on Thursday said anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of this suspect is kindly asked to contact the nearest Police station on the following numbers: 333-3876, 333-2485, 333-5564, 911 or at the nearest Police station.All information will be treated with strict confidence, the Police have said.
The Mustangs are built on a stable influx of club-experienced players in the Walnut area who use good speed and ball-handling skills to get wins. But the team had trouble working together earlier in the season and suffered a league-opening 4-1 loss to South Hills because the Mustangs became “complacent,” as Hansen put it. That game served as a wake-up call for Walnut, which sorted through some internal disorganization and now is working efficiently heading into the playoffs. Their first-round game will be on Friday at 3 p.m. “The girls have a tendency to play up,” Hansen said of the Mustangs’ preparation. “We’re assuming we’re going against a number one team.” South Hills, which finished 18-3-3 overall, made major strides to become the co-San Antonio champions but drew a difficult matchup in the first round. Nevertheless, Walnut (17-5-1 overall) was given plenty of respect in Division II playoff pairings released Monday and drew a comfortable first-round matchup at home against Burbank, the No. 3 seed in the Pacific League. “It’s always tough,” Walnut coach Lorraine Hansen said of the playoffs, which figure to provide a new test for the talented Mustangs. “I’m assuming \ will work to our advantage but also work to our opponents’ advantage. No one knows who we are, but we don’t know who we’re facing.” It’s in a higher division this year and facing a postseason journey against teams it’s never played before, but the Walnut girls soccer team is expecting to make another run at a CIF championship. The Mustangs, winners of three consecutive titles in CIF-Southern Section Division III, had an unexpected setback in league play this season and finished tied atop the San Antonio League with South Hills at 7-1. The Huskies will face Canyon Country Canyon, which went 18-2-4, 7-1-2 and finished second in the Foothill League. “It was an unfortunate pairing, they’re going to be a strong team,” South Hills coach Scott Mocabee said. The Huskies have been a defensive stalwart in recording 13 shutouts. Mocabee is hoping to stick with the game plan the Huskies have used all season to get past Canyon Country. “We’re definitely expecting a battle,” he said. “The longer we stay in the game, the better chance we’ll have.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2684 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“For growing communities throughout the Peace region, these SCIF grants will be put to good use by Northeast B.C. governments to invest in programs, services and community safety initiatives,” Pimm said. “Especially in smaller communities, these grants can make a big difference.”This funding is part of almost $74,000,000 being invested in communities throughout B.C. this year in SCIF funds, which breaks down into the following grants:Small Community Grant – Used to assist municipalities in providing basic services, based on factors including a base amount, population and assessment values. These grants generally apply to municipalities with a population up to 19,000.- Advertisement -Regional District Basic Grant – Assisting with administration costs, based on regional district population in 50,000 resident increments. This grant begins at $120,000 for the first 50,000 residents and phases out at 250,000 residents. Each regional district also receives an additional $5,000 for each local community commission in the regional district.Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing – Ensuring community safety and addressing community specific strategic priorities. This is based on a municipality’s policing costs and comes in the form of a police tax reduction for populations under 5,000 who don’t pay directly for policing.“These SCIF grants show our government’s commitment to build stronger, vibrant and safer communities throughout our province,” Bernier said. “Local governments can use this funding to invest directly into programs and priorities important to them, helping improve our quality of life.”Advertisement Since 2009, the SCIF has provided $678,000,000 in funding to support B.C. communities, enabling them to invest money in projects that are identified as priorities at the local level.The SCIF program was implemented by the province to help provide local governments with greater financial stability in economically uncertain times.
Things got a bit heated in Valencia High’s dugout after Friday’s 3-2 loss at Hart enabled the Indians to climb into a first-place tie in the Foothill League with the Vikings. Coach Jared Snyder and several players said reports that two players walked out on the team are exagerrated, and the mood had calmed by Monday. Once the Vikings (8-2 overall, 4-1 Foothill) gained some persepective on the loss, which ended a four-game winning streak, most believed a wake-up call was just what the team needed. “I think losing to Hart is just another step for us to overcome,” outfielder Michael Hur said. “It’s just going to make us stronger and stronger. We all wanted to go undefeated (in league), but it was just one game. Losing an early game wakes us up and shows us we need to work harder.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventConsidered a strong preseason favorite to win the league title after returning most of its starters and advancing to a summer-league championship game, Valencia now knows it’s not invincible. “Sometimes things go wrong, and you get frustrated,” infielder/catcher Casey Mulligan said. “I think we’ll come back from this. We just came out a little lackadasical. We’re going to wake up.” Valencia had a two-game home series Thursday and today against Saugus. The Vikings participate in a spring-break tournament in San Diego next week, and they’ll finish the season with a two-game series against Hart (7-4, 4-1) that could decide the league title. Mulligan, bound for Cal State Fullerton, leads the Vikings with a .516 batting average. Hur, who has committed to UC Riverside, is hitting .412 with three home runs and 14 RBIs, and Justin Shults is batting .406 with three home runs, 14 RBIs and team-best .906 slugging percentage. Right-hander Nick Pappas is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 19 innings, and left-hander Scott Fowler is 3-1 with a 1.97 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 21 innings. Mulligan, whose fastball has been clocked at 92 mph, has three saves and a 0.00 ERA in five relief innings. Speed demons: Valencia has a 95 percent success rate in stolen bases (19 of 20). The only runner who has been caught is Brian Howe, who is recovering from a knee injury. The streak: Canyon infielder Matt Warr is on a tear, hitting safely in all 10 games. He’s batting .474 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 38 at-bats. Johnny Hay is batting .375 for the Cowboys with six home runs and 13 RBIs in 32 at-bats _ an average of one home run per 5.3 at-bats. Power shortage: Burbank (3-5, 1-4) has just two home runs in 219 at-bats. Combined with a 6.64 team ERA, the Bulldogs have an uphill climb to compete for a playoff spot. Keeping tabs: Cal State Fullerton sophomore Jared Clark (Valencia) has helped the Titans climb to No. 1 in the Baseball America and USA Today rankings. The right fielder is batting .275 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 80 at-bats. … UC Santa Barbara junior Chris Valaika (Hart) was 3 for 4 with three RBIs in a victory Wednesday over USC, raising his average to .375 (second on team) with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 104 at-bats. … The Master’s College freshman J.T. Adams (Canyon) is batting .300 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 100 at-bats. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISIONClonmany Shamrocks 3-2 Illies CelticIllies stunned the home side in the 6th minute when Niall McDaid latched onto a long ball up the left ad fired low past the advancing Peter Devlin. But the home side got bac on terms on 15 minutes after Jason Devlin ‘s cross found Brendan Devlin who glanced a superb header past Graham Doherty.Illies replied with Stephen McHugh seeing his thirty yards effort tipped over by the back tracking Devlin before the same player got on the end of James McGonagle’s cross but miscued from twelve yards.Clonmany took the lead minutes before the break when Brendan Devlin controlled in the area and fired low to the corner from twelve yards.The home side increased their lead on 54 minutes when substitute Mark McLaughlin broke on the right and crossed for Brendan Devlin to sweep the ball home and complete his hat trick. On the hour mark Paul Mclaughlin saw a twenty yards effort drift narrowly wide. Illies battled well and reduced the deficit again after McHugh’s effort from twenty yards was parried by Devlin for McGonagle to slot the loose ball home.The home side dominated the remainder but were guilty of overplaying at times and both Brendan and Jason Devlin missed two good chances each to extend their lead.Illies were always a threat on the break and the home side were glad to hear the final whistle and claim the points.Jackie Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad923Redcastle1119Moville716Aileach914Clonmany612Carn811Culdaff109Cockhill105Illies102Sunday 20th Jan 2013FAI Junior CupClonmany V CollinstowTom McAreeAss. T Brown & W Curran Premier Division 2pm, Sunday January 20thIllies V CuldafE DohertyCockhill V CarnD McLaughlinAileach V MovilleG O Kane Redcastle V GlengadT MoyneINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: CLONMANY SHAMROCKS 3, ILLIES CELTIC 2 was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ILLIES CELTIC 2INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: CLONMANY SHAMROCKS 3
Tom Cleverley will miss the start of Watford’s Premier League season after undergoing an operation.The midfielder has suffered with a long-term Achilles injury, finally going under the knife to fix the problem. The Brazilian playmaker is the subject of a reported £50million bid from Everton.Former boss Marco Silva is keen to bring the 21-year-old to Goodison Park, having signed him for £11.5million last summer. 2 The midfielder is targeting an Autumn return Gracia could be forced to spend to solve his midfield deficiency 2 The 28-year-old admitted he wanted to be back in boss Javi Gracia’s side by the Autumn.“This is something I’ve put up with during my career so it’s good to get it sorted,” he told the club’s official website.“I had been used to playing with pain in my ankle. Now that’s going to be a thing of the past, I’ll be fit and raring to win my place back once I’ve finished my rehab.”The Hornets may be forced to delve into the transfer market to boost their midfield options, with Richarlison seemingly set to leave.
One of the many cool new bars at The Pulse.Easter Sat night 4th Apr 2015: For all you devotees out there, the wait is almost over!! Yes, it is finally happening! This Easter, the Pulse Venue as we know and love it reopens its doors for all of you who relish the best nightlife in the North West.Modern, stylish, exclusive, yet fun, the new look is still one of the most closely guarded secrets of the year!Wait there’s more; not only have you two floors to party but you have 6 rooms and 9 bars to choose from. Not impressed with all that, well let’s take a sneaky look at some of the highlights of each room. Located on the 1st Floor the ‘LIVE Experience’ is the heart & hub of the Pulse venue. With a fun, industrial and alternative look this venue has unique spaces suitable for a variety of events and occasions. With 3 striking bars and a funky mix of industrial style, this is where you want to be for the ultimate ‘LIVE Experience’ special event.Hold onto your hats!…the new ‘Living Room’ is set to become one of the best lifestyle late bars ever seen.Themed to ensure a relaxing atmosphere where you can chat, dance and sip cocktails & Premier Top Shelf Drinks From Around The World all night long. Part dance club, part hipster social scene only the legendary will be seen in the ‘Living Room’.Our event planners will create a complete experience for any occasion, carefully tailored to exceed the needs and expectations of your whole party in our ‘Reserve Lounge’, just off the main club. Located at the heart of Pulse Venue you will find ‘The Secret Garden’. Tucked away from the hustle and noise this is the perfect venue to escape the norms of everyday life.‘The Secret Garden’ offers the tranquillity to relax while sipping one of our delectable cocktails. Sit back Or Have A go On One of Our swings , enjoy a wine with friends on the timber decking outdoor area or enjoy a private occasion for a more intimate experience.Our ‘Pizza Shack’ is one of Pulse Venues best kept secrets. Hidden away within ‘The Secret Garden’, you can be sure of escaping from your everyday doldrums by enjoying a Italian pizza and beer among its whimsical décor.We would love to tell you more but you’re going to have to join us on Sat 4th April and experience the excitement for yourself.Be one of the first to welcome the New Look Pulse Venue and see a new legacy take shape. Just how many amazing new bars does The Pulse have?NEW LOOK PULSE VENUE TO CREATE A NEW LEGACY! was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 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:donegalOPENINGThe Pulse
The Lumberjack women will look to take a foothold atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings while the men will look to show that their high-scoring offense can operate outside the confines of Lumberjack Arena as the Humboldt State men’s and women’s basketball teams get set for two-game road trips this week.Thursday night the Lumberjacks will face Cal Poly Pomona at Kellog Arena and on Saturday, Cal State Monterey Bay at the Kelp Bed (Otter Sports Center).The HSU women’s …