first_imgRANGANA Herath became only the third bowler to claim a five-wicket haul against all Test-playing nations to put Sri Lanka firmly on course for a series victory over Zimbabwe.Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn were the only other men to have completed the set before veteran spinner Herath took 5-89 as Zimbabwe were all out for 272 in reply to 504 on day three of the second Test at Harare Sports Club.Stand-in captain Herath was well supported by Kusal Perera (3-51) and Suranga Lakmal (2-55) on Tuesday, with Zimbabwe losing their last five wickets for only 19 runs after Brian Chari top scored with 80.The in-form Dimuth Karunaratne was unbeaten on 54 and the tourists were 102-4 when stumps were drawn, leading by 334 to leave Zimbabwe surely facing a 2-0 whitewash.Lakmal and Herath applied intense pressure when Zimbabwe resumed on 126-2, with just seven runs added in as many overs before the former had Craig Ervine (64) well caught by Karunaratne at first slip.Chari dug in, but found runs hard to come by and rode his luck until his 158-ball knock – which included two sixes and a further nine boundaries – came to end when Herath bowled him through the gate.Sean Williams (58) scored more freely, dispatching Lakmal for a cover drive to the boundary and reverse sweeping Herath for four then getting a life on 29 when Kusal Perera missed a stumping off the bowling of his namesake Dilruwan.Zimbabwe were 210-5 when Herath got rid of Malcolm Waller (18) just before lunch, but a positive Williams brought up his half-century by guiding Lahiru Kumara over the slips to the third man boundary.Williams’ dismissal soon after sparked a Zimbabwe collapse from 253-5 to 272 all out in the space of just seven overs, with Herath matching a feat achieved by only South Africa paceman Steyn and former team-mate Muralitharan by trapping Carl Mumba leg before.Mumba took 3-31 to reduce the tourists to 84-4, but there was no shifting Karunaratne despite a couple of mix-ups with suspect running between the wickets as he made a third half-century in four innings to strengthen Sri Lanka’s grip on the Test ( LANKA 1st innings 504 (D. de Silva 127, A. Gunaratne 116, U. Tharanga 79) Zimbabwe 1st innings (Overnight: 126-2)T. Mawoyo lbw b Herath 3B. Chari b Herath 80H. Masakadza c D. de Silva b Herath 0C. Ervine c Karunaratne b Lakmal 64S. Williams lbw b D. Perera 58M. Waller c K. Silva b Herath 18P. Moor lbw b D. Perera 33G. Cremer c Karunaratne b D. Perera 3D. Tiripano c Herath b Lakmal 3C. Mumba lbw b Herath 2C. Mpofu not out 0Extras (b-2 lb-6) 8Total (all out, 82.1 overs) 272Fall of wickets: 1-17 T. Mawoyo,2-17 H. Masakadza,3-134 C. Ervine,4-173 B. Chari,5-210 M. Waller,6-253 S. Williams,7-265 G. Cremer,8-268 P. Moor,9-272 C. Mumba,10-272 D. TiripanoBowling: S. Lakmal 21.1 – 5 – 55 – 2,R. Herath 26 – 4 – 89 – 5,L. Kumara 14 – 0 – 60 – 0, 0D. Perera 18 – 2 – 51 – 3,A. Gunaratne 2 – 0 – 5 – 0, D. de Silva 1 – 0 – 4 – 0.SRI LANKA 2nd inningsD. Karunaratne not out 54K. Silva c Waller b Mumba 6K. Mendis c Mpofu b Mumba 0U. Tharanga lbw b Cremer 17D. de Silva c Chari b Mumba 9A. Gunaratne not out 6Extras (b-6 lb-4) 10Total (for 4 wickets, 40 overs) 102Fall of wickets: 1-14 K. Silva,2-16 K. Mendis,3-44 U. Tharanga,4-84 D. de SilvaTo bat: K. Perera, D. Perera, R. Herath, S. Lakmal, L. KumaraBowling: C. Mpofu 9 – 2 – 17 – 0, C. Mumba 11 – 3 – 31 – 3,G. Cremer 8 – 1 – 21 – 1, D. Tiripano 6 – 3 – 4 – 0,S. Williams 5 – 0 – 16 – 0, B. Chari 1 – 0 – 3 – 0.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC head coach Mwangi named May Fidelity Insurance Coach of the MonthNAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Demoted Nakumatt FC tactician Anthony Mwangi has been named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for May.With his fete Nakumatt became the 1st team to scoop both player and coach’s gong in a single month following Boniface Mukhekhe’s crowning last week. The 33-year-old Mwangi was in charge of Nakumatt’s technical bench when they recorded three victories and a draw to claim the most number of league points in May.Ten points garnered in their best run of the season also lifted Nakumatt from relegation zone to mid table comfort. Sofapaka also recorded three victories and a draw but Batoto Ba Mungu tactician John Baraza lost out to Mwangi on superior goal count.In spite of the stellar performance in May, Mwangi has since been redeployed to the role of assistant coach with American Melis Medo taking over as the head coach.Nakumatt launched their May campaign with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Zoo FC in Kericho followed by a 2-2 draw against AFC Leopards in Machakos.They then defeated Tusker FC 2-1 in Machakos before beating Posta Rangers 2-0 in the last match of the month at Camp Toyoyo Grounds. The good run saw them move from the foot of the Kenyan Premier League table to 12th position.Mwangi, a former Liberty Academy, and Mathare Youth coach took home with Sh75,000 courtesy of sponsors, Fidelity Insurance, and personalized trophy. He attributed the fine run on financial incentives brought in by new owners and paid tribute to Melis who had just joined the team in a consultancy capacity then.“The injection of financial investment by new owners helped transform the team during that month but I must give credit to the players for rising to the occasion. We previously went into games without proper training but since finance was availed preparations were better. The players did their part and I’m grateful it won me this award,” The soft spoken Mwangi remarked0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As harvest approaches, interest in how crops are performing in Ohio and around the country will be growing faster than the plants in the fields. To get a preview of what to expect, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will be a part of two crop tours in August.Final preparations are being made for the 2015 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on Aug. 12 and 13. The teams start in the north in Williams and Medina Counties and meet at the end in Clinton County. During the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in 20 counties (for a total of 40 counties during the two days).The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields. We will be updating the results on the go online at, so check back regularly on our progress. Coverage will also include photos, videos and radio broadcasts of tour highlights. The results will be posted in the September issue of Ohio’s Country Journal as well.The following week, Aug. 17 through Aug. 20, Ty Higgins will be going on the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour to cover the event for the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour starts in Columbus and Higgins will provide continuous updates with radio broadcasts, pictures, videos and conditions as his group heads west through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. His coverage is sponsored by Fennig Equipment and will be posted at in real time.last_img read more

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ravena is looking forward to hitting the courts anew once he and Kobe Paras return from the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, where they will immediately join the Gilas practices on June 22.“Based on what I saw (in the 2017 Seaba Championship), the adjustment you need is you have to find your role in coach Chot’s system,” he said. “Having point guards there with Jio (Jalalon) and Mike (Tolomia), they are already very used with how the system is ran, so I have to find that role in time for the tournaments. Time doesn’t favor me, but I’ll double-time and double the effort.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Kiefer Ravena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Joaqui FloresMake no mistake, Kiefer Ravena is hell-bent on making his case for the Gilas Pilipinas roster in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.Named to the pool on Friday by coach Chot Reyes, the 23-year-old shared that he’s motivated to make the cut which will allow him to take a shot at the history books.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Gamble on Smith to give TNT better chance at beating top teams World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “The chance is here and it’s been a dream of mine to have the record for most medals (in the SEA Games),” he said.With already three gold medals in the regional tiff under his belt, Ravena can get record number four if he makes the final lineup and win the Philippines its 18th championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player knows that advancing to the final 12 is easier said than done, and for now, he just treasures the chance that has been given to him.“I guess I had a good talk with coach Chot and being committed here for the meantime, I’ll just make the most of it. I’m glad to be back and have the opportunity to fight for a spot, especially this upcoming Jones Cup and SEA Games. We’ll see where we’ll go, but I’m just excited to be part of the pool finally,” he said. What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMinister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the National Insurance Fund (NIF) remains viable, despite its participation in the National Debt Exchange (NDX), and is assuring pensioners that their benefits are not in jeopardy. The Minister, who was speaking at a church service on Sunday, April 21, in Montego Bay, to mark the 47th anniversary of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), stated that participation of the Fund in the NDX involved reduction in the interest rate, but allowed “access to longer term maturing securities, which helps to maintain the long term viability and sustainability of the Fund.” “Let me assure all of our pensioners that you can set your minds at ease, as you have absolutely nothing to worry about. The NIF remains strong and vibrant at its current value of approximately $63 billion. Additionally, we continue to maintain sufficient cash flows to satisfy our obligations to our beneficiaries,” the Minister said. Benefits from the NIS are funded by the NIF. The NIS is a compulsory social security scheme for workers, which provide financial protection to its contributors and their families against loss of income arising from injury on the job, incapacity, retirement or death. It also has maternity allowance for domestic workers, a health plan for all contributors, grant for funeral, widow and widower’s pensions, and orphan’s allowance. “For many of the over 100,000 pensioners we serve, the NIS benefit is their main source of income, and the NI Gold Health Plan provides access to affordable, quality health care at no additional premium. On January 10 this year, we implemented increased benefit payments for our NIS beneficiaries, with benefits for our pensioners being increased by 16.67 per cent on the flat rate. These increases will see an additional $1.5 billion being paid out in benefits annually,” the Minister informed. Mr. Kellier said that the NIF Board has, over the years, ensured prudent investment of the Fund’s resources, and that efforts will be redoubled to have great returns on its investments. He also called on employers to remain compliant with the Scheme, especially in paying over the contributions deducted from their employees. “The prevailing global economic crisis and Jamaica’s ageing population are all reasons for us to redouble our efforts to promote the culture of savings in the Jamaican society, and to expand coverage of the NIS. We pledge our continued efforts to streamline our operations and take advantage of improvements in technology and a joined-up Government approach to improve our efficiency and service delivery,” he said. By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_img “The Government of Jamaica wants all our young people to be engaged. The strategy is to use the energy, the innovativeness of our young people to solve the burning social, environmental and economic problems, and that is what the CAP programme is about,” Mr. Holness said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring young people to get involved in training programmes, so that their ideas can be transformed into tangible innovations. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is imploring young people to get involved in training programmes, so that their ideas can be transformed into tangible innovations.Mr. Holness was addressing a group of Career Advancement Programme (CAP) students who were awarded an international award of US$7,500 at the recent Youth Entrepreneurship Summit held at the University of Delaware in the United Sates, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew today (April 24).“The Government of Jamaica wants all our young people to be engaged. The strategy is to use the energy, the innovativeness of our young people to solve the burning social, environmental and economic problems, and that is what the CAP programme is about,” Mr. Holness said.The Jamaican team of high-school students – Deneka Pusey, Sophia Morris, Devonte Williams and Noel McDonald – emerged in second place at the 2018 staging of the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs at the US-based university. They were awarded for their social venture, ‘Paradise Care’.It was designed to lead efforts in the collection of waste plastic, and its conversion into useable products. The students showcased a functional prototype of their first product, USAVER, a powerbank and lamp built from plastic bottles.The Diamond Challenge is an innovative entrepreneurship concept competition for high-school students hosted by the University of Delaware. The young entrepreneurs are trained to conceive, test and pitch ideas for a new social venture.The CAP is an initiative of the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to respond to the number of learners who complete secondary-level education without any formal certification, and have not matriculated to post-secondary-level education or work. Mr. Holness was addressing a group of Career Advancement Programme (CAP) students who were awarded an international award of US$7,500 at the recent Youth Entrepreneurship Summit held at the University of Delaware in the United Sates, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew today (April 24). Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear on August 27 the pleas of news portal ‘The Wire’ and its scribes in a criminal defamation case filed against them by Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, for allegedly writing a defamatory article.The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah where senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioners, said there were two cases — one criminal defamation and other a civil suit of Rs 100 crore filed by Jay Shah. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Sibal said in the criminal case, the Gujarat High Court had refused to quash the defamation complaint after which the petitioners have moved the top court. He said in a separate civil suit, the high court had restored a gag order against the news portal debarring it from publishing any article related to businesses of Jay Shah. Sibal said proceedings in the criminal case were earlier stayed by the apex court and in the civil suit, written statements of the parties have been filed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said both these matters were required to be heard at length by the apex court. Jay Shah has filed a criminal defamation complaint against the portal and its journalists, including Rohini Singh, who had authored the news story. The complaint was filed against Rohini Singh, founding editors of the news portal Siddharth Varadarajan, Siddharth Bhatia and M K Venu, managing editor Monobina Gupta, public editor Pamela Philipose as also the Foundation for Independent Journalism, which publishes ‘The Wire’. Jay Shah had moved the lower court alleging defamation by the petitioners after the article claimed that his company’s turnover grew exponentially after the BJP-led government came to power at the Centre in 2014. He has rejected all the charges made in the article, insisting that the story was “false, derogatory and defamatory”. The news portal had earlier told the top court that the article contained details from records which were in “public domain electronically”. During the hearing on Friday, the bench asked Sibal about the order passed by the lower court as well as the high court in the matter. “What is the stage of trial (in the criminal defamation complaint),” the bench asked Sibal. Sibal said that criminal proceeding was earlier stayed by the apex court. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for Jay Shah, said that the matters should be posted for hearing. The bench, after hearing the submissions, said it would hear these matters on August 27. In September last year, Jay Shah had urged the apex court to lift the stay on the Gujarat trial court proceedings on the criminal defamation complaint filed by him. His counsel had claimed in the top court that there was sufficient material to proceed against the news portal and its scribes and the judicial process should not be stalled. In April last year, the apex court had said that “there cannot be gagging of the press” and asked Jay Shah and the news portal to settle the civil defamation suit. The high court, in February last year, had allowed the appeal filed by Jay Shah against a lower court order, which had partly lifted the injunction against the news portal while restraining it from linking the article to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.last_img read more

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters April 1, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Motorcyclists will no longer have to rely on maps or GPS systems, both of which require riders to take their eyes off the road, once a new Russian smart helmet goes on sale this summer.The perils of navigating while on a motorbike are obvious……drivers can’t read maps, while looking at a satnav means taking their eyes off the road.So Russian engineers have invented LiveMap – a GPS helmet which displays simple navigation tips on the visor.CEO Andrew Artshchev got the idea from fighter pilot technology.”I learnt about the concept of aviation helmets and decided to create a civil motorcycling helmet on that model, which would show not target detection for pilots, but navigational information – to turn right or left and so on.”The android-based lightweight helmet contains GPS and voice control. Its heads-up translucent display system allows riders to access navigational information without looking away from the road.”This is a prototype of the visor. The image is received from here to the visor and is reflected to the human eye. This is also the optics. The Pico Projector (mobile projector) is located here and the electronics are behind it.”LiveMap was developed with a quarter of a million dollar grant by the Russian Ministry of Science.The final version will be unveiled in the US in May, and go on sale in August, costing 2,000 dollars each.last_img read more