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Windies in charge … Gabriel torments Bangladesh to lead WI assault

first_img MIRACLE NEEDED Armed with a huge lead of 363, West Indies quickly demolished the tourists’ top order, leaving the innings in shambles at 62 for six and in need of a miracle to avoid falling 1-0 behind in the two-Test series. Bangladesh trail by 301 runs heading into today’s third day with only four wickets intact. Gabriel, fresh off a 20-wicket haul against Sri Lanka, was again at the heart of the Windies juggernaut, snatching four for 36, while Holder chipped in with two for 15. Requiring a massive effort following their record-low 43 all out in the first innings, Bangladesh again found themselves hurt by the Windies quicks, as wickets tumbled spectacularly. West Indies had earlier batted themselves into an impregnable position after resuming the day on 201 for two. Starting the day on 88, Brathwaite raised triple figures inside the first hour when he cut pacer Kamrul Islam to third man for four, and was unbeaten on 121 at lunch with the Windies on 271 for three. However, Brathwaite failed to add to his lunch time score , dismissed off the fourth ball following the resumption when he was taken low at cover off left-arm spinner Shakib (2-71), with West Indies adding a single run to their interval total. All told, Brathwaite faced 291 deliveries in 61/2 hours at the crease and counted 11 fours. The Windies then lost two further wickets cheaply to slide to 288 for six as overall, three wickets perished for 16 runs in quick time. BANGLADESH 1st Innings 43 WEST INDIES 1st Innings (overnight 201 for two) K Brathwaite c Mehidy Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 121 D Smith c wkp Nurul Hasan b Abu Jayed 58 K Powell c Liton Das b Mahmudullah 48 D Bishoo b Kamrul Islman 19 S Hope c Tamim Iqbal b Abu Jayed 67 R Chase lbw b Mehidy Hasan 2 +S Dowrich c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan 4 *J Holder c Liton Das b Mehidy Hasan 33 K Roach lbw b Mehidy Hasan 33 M Cummins not out 1 S Gabriel c Shakib Al Hasan b Abu Jayed 5 Extras (b3, lb8, w3, nb1) 15 TOTAL (all out, 137.3 overs) 406 Fall of wickets: 1-113, 2-194, 3-246, 4-272, 5-281, 6-288, 7-338, 8-394, 9-400, 10-406. Bowling: Abu Jayed 26.3-7-84-3, Rubel Hossain 17-3-44-0, Kamrul Islam 20-3-69-1, Shakib-al-Hasan 27-2-71-2, Mehidy Hasan 34-6-101-3, Mahmudullah 11-1-18-1, Mominul Haque 2-0-8-0. BANGLADESH 2nd Innings Tamim Iqbal c Hope b Gabriel 13 Liton Das c Brathwaite b Holder 2 Mominul Haque b Gabriel 0 Mushfiqur Rahim b Gabriel 8 *Shakib Al Hasan c Holder b Gabriel 12 Mahmudullah not out 15 Mehidy Hasan c wkp Dowrich b Holder 2 +Nurul Hasan not out 7 Extras (b1, w1, nb1) 3 TOTAL (6 wkts, 18 overs) 62 Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-14, 3-16, 4-36, 5-43, 6-50. Bowling: Holder 9-1-15-2, Gabriel 7-2-36-4, Cummins 2-0-10-0. Position: Bangladesh trail by 301 runs with four wickets remaining. NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC): Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked his first hundred in nearly a year, while Shai Hope passed 50 for the first time in 13 innings, but it was speedster Shannon Gabriel’s devastating four-wicket burst which rocked Bangladesh and put West Indies on course for a comprehensive win in the opening Test. Playing on yesterday’s second day of the contest at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies piled up 406 all out in their first innings, with Brathwaite top-scoring with 121 – his seventh Test hundred but first since his 134 at Leeds last August. Hope, without a half-century since scoring one last October on the tour of Zimbabwe, chipped in with 67, while captain Jason Holder (33) and tail-ender Kemar Roach (33) produced breezy knocks down the order to add to Bangladesh’s pain.last_img read more

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Peart: JC will rebound

first_imgAndrew Peart, the head coach of dethroned Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC), says said his team will shrug off the disappointment of losing their last match and rise to the occasion when they meet Cornwall College in tomorrow’s final of the ISSA/Champions Cup competition. JC, winners of the last five Manning Cup titles, were surprised 2-1 by St George’s College in Tuesday’s semi final at the National Stadium. Peart said they are now determined to put on a good show tomorrow in Montego Bay. “We have to use this game to get over the disappointment of losing in the semi finals of the Manning Cup and so the key thing to prepare the boys for Cornwall on Saturday,” said Peart. “I am confident in our team’s ability to rise to the challenge, as champions you may fall down but the defeat is not fatal and we have to use the situation on Tuesday to motivate us to do even better than we did there,” he added. The Dark Blues will be seeking their second hold on the title and Peart said his team is ready to regain the trophy. “There is no greater expectations than that which we have of ourselves. We want to do well and so we will be motivated and prepared to play,” he said. Cornwall College, who will face Clarendon College in this year’s daCosta Cup final, secured their place in the Champions Cup showdown with a 2-0 win over St George’s College.last_img read more

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MRU to Hold Summit on Ebola

first_imgThe Secretariat of the Mano River Union (MRU) will hold a two-day technical and ministerial meeting among three of the four members who were the worst Ebola affected countries, according to its chairman Guinean President Alpha Conde.The technical meeting, which is to take place in the Guinean capital, Conakry beginning tomorrow, will focus on harmonizing the MRU’s approach to recovery from the Ebola virus disease as a success, President Conde noted. After the technical meeting, a summit, which will bring together leaders of the four MRU member states, (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cotê d’Ivoire and Guinea), is expected to take place at the same venue on Sunday, February 15.The MRU Chair made the disclosure on Tuesday when he paid a one-day solidarity visit to Liberia and held a closed door meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf before both leaders addressed a joint press conference in the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.President Conde, speaking through an interpreter, said it is important that the MRU countries have a common, unified position when they meet with the international community which will make them stronger. He called on Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to put their efforts together to fight and defeat the disease.His one-day visit was to show solidarity and compassion to President Sirleaf and the people of Liberia. “I came to show compassion to my sister, to the Liberian people and also to show that we have a common destiny in the turmoil we are facing. We have to fight Ebola and all its consequences, including our economic recovery,” said President Conde.Professor Conde said he was gratified that Liberia has only four confirmed Ebola cases and he is optimistic that there would shortly be no new cases within the three countries.He said Liberia and Guinea are the same. If there is a problem in Liberia it means that it is a problem for Guinea.In welcome remarks earlier, President Sirleaf commended Professor Conde and his delegation and recounted the long bilateral relations between both countries which have gone through some troubled times, especially during the Ebola crisis.“I welcome you and your delegation as you visit Liberia to show solidarity with the Liberian people, not only as a long-time friend but also as the current Chair of the MRU,” President Sirleaf said. “Our two countries have a long history of relationship; our two countries have also gone through some difficulties. In the last few years the bonds of friendship between us have grown stronger as we work together not only in the MRU but in ECOWAS and the African Union.”President Sirleaf applauded President Conde for the level of encouragement in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, as well as his representation of the MRU countries at different international forums to mobilize support for the countries worse affected by the Ebola virus disease. She said Liberia looks forward to working with Guinea as both countries work together to improve the lives of their citizens. President Conde left Liberia for Freetown, Sierra Leone in continuation of his visits to MRU countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Introspection for the Guyana Police Force

first_imgDear Editor,In a report appearing in another section of the media on February, 19, 2018, Crime Chief Paul Williams was quoted as stating that the main suspect in the recent series of carjackings was a Policeman. However, he was very quick to point out that the suspect was dismissed while he was a recruit because of his unacceptable behaviour. Sometimes I wonder why accused or suspects who served as career Policemen or who spent a very short time in the Force are quickly labelled as ex or former members of the Force by the media.On occasions when ex or former members of the Force excel on matters not related to crime, that label disappears. The senior crime fighter who was a Force Recruitment and Training Officer also explained some steps to be taken before applicants are recruited into the Force. Generally they are: Successful in the completion of written examination, passed medical tests and received acceptable background reports (3). So, to put it another way, as long as the applicants successfully completed the three steps mentioned above, they have an automatic entry into the Guyana Police Force. This system appeared to be geared to produce quantity rather than quality when it should be the other way around.Examination of the recruitment system revealed that the Final Interview for Selection conducted by the Police is very limited and is not designed to address behaviour, particularly psychological behaviour. Psychological behaviour is a major phenomenon that the Policeman must deal with in the execution of his duties. A Policeman must not only deal with the behaviour of the criminals, he must deal with the behaviour of his superiors, his peers, his subordinates, members of the public, his family, friends and his own behaviour. According to Ho (2002), “Undoubtedly, psychological testing has become a crucial element in the Police Officer recruitment process.” In their effort to recruit suitable persons for the Force, the Police should establish what is known as Assessment Centres. They are nothing new.During World War 11 both the Allies and Axis used them to train their spies. An Assessment Centre is a place where a series of events or exercises occur. The candidates are put in situations where among other things behaviour, particularly psychological can be observed by trained assessors. This process can identify applicants who display unacceptable behaviour for the job although they may have satisfied all other entry level requirements. It can prevent undesirables from becoming members of the Force. Tinsley (2002) posits “The Assessment Centre was – and still is – one of the best methods available for selecting suitable candidates for either employment or advancement in law enforcement agencies.”I clearly recall several years ago during my groundings in Jamaica with my brothers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force I attended a few Assessment Centres. I found them to be very interesting. On one occasion, a candidate with a degree from the University of the West Indies participated. During the assessment he displayed some amount of psychopatic behaviour. He was not selected for enlistment in the JCF. After the assessment Francis Forbes, the Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Staff College who later became a Commissioner of Police said to me, “Him can come from Mona with honours degree, but if him ah wan psycho, him can’t be a Police.” On the other hand applicants for the GPF who passed the Police written examination, are medically fit, are cleared by background checks, are highly qualified academically but has abnormal traits which are not picked up because of flawed recruitment procedure can easily slip into the GPF.Even if there are slippages and abnormal behaviour is detected after recruitment, there should be a department in the Force to deal with such behaviour. The department should not only deal with recruit behaviour but the behaviour of all the ranks at the various levels of the Force. Hence, I again make a clarion call for the establishment of a behavioural science unit in the Guyana Police Force. Among the subject areas it should cover are: effective communication, anger management, conflict resolution – do you resolve conflict by resorting to the 3Bs – boots, baton or bayonet or through the barrel of a gun? Self-esteem, effectively dealing with people, policing multicultural and diverse society, effective investigation, problem-solving, people skills, cultural awareness and sensitivity, critical thinking, capacity to act, ability to apply knowledge and emotional intelligence.Yours faithfully,Clinton ConwayAssistant Commissioner of Police(Retired)last_img read more

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Origi must be patient at Liverpool -Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Divock Origi celebrates scoring Liverpool’s opening goal against Sunderland on Saturday.PHOTO/courtesyLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Jurgen Klopp insisted Divock Origi had no alternative but to get his head down during a tricky spell on the Liverpool periphery.Origi’s patience was praised by his manager after a first Premier League goal since April 10 against Sunderland on Saturday having come off the bench to open the scoring. The Belgian striker is set to lead the line on Tuesday night when Leeds arrive at Anfield in the EFL Cup after admitting that he has been left frustrated at being out of the side this season.‘His attitude is good but there is no alternative to being patient – what would it be? Moan every day, to me and your team mates,’ Klopp said.“That isn’t how it works. I know it’s not been the easiest time for him but it’s not like it’s been the worst either.“We don’t have the kind of players who, if they’re not in the line up, don’ t have the same values. It’s a good group.”Klopp has admitted he will be without injured duo Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana for the quarter-final.The manager claimed in his pre-match press conference that the England internationals have yet to return to training, although Lallana isn’t expected to be far off regaining fitness.Roberto Firmino also remains a doubt for the Reds after limping off with a tight calf on Saturday.Klopp also reflected on the potential of the Liverpool youngsters in the squad following the debut of 17-year-old Ben Woodburn at Anfield on Saturday.Klopp added: “There are a lot of very positive signs not only with him. We can speak about opportunities for young boys in our squad but sometimes you have to show it, not only for Ben but also the other young boys in the squad. To show there is a way for you, so long as you are here working hard, it can be positive.”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3978586/Liverpool-FC-news-LIVE-Jurgen-Klopp-faces-questions-Philippe-Coutinho-injury.html-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Oh Lord! Arsenal ‘hero’ shows Welbeck he has a lot to live up to

first_img Nicklas Bendtner misses for Denmark 1 Good Lord! Arsenal’s new no.23 Danny Welbeck has a lot to live up to. Sort of.The Gunners’ £16m transfer deadline day signing is stepping into Nicklas Bendtner’s pink boots; until being released by Arsenal in June, the Dane was the man in possession of what is now Welbeck’s squad number.‘Lord Bendtner’ is now playing for Wolfsburg, but during the international break, produced this moment of magic in Denmark colours. His side lost 2-1 to Turkey, and we expected nothing less from a man who once claimed he was good enough to play for Real Madrid and Barcelona.last_img read more

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2 accused of setting off bomb in school

first_imgLEBEC – Two 18-year-olds were jailed Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail each, accused of detonating a homemade bomb in a high school locker room over the weekend, authorities said. Anthony Hancock and Thomas Tosh, both of Neenach, were arrested Monday in the explosion of a homemade bomb Saturday night in a locker room at Frazier Mountain High in Lebec, Kern County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Komin said. The suspects told authorities the explosive was intended as a prank, Komin said. No one was injured, although several several lockers were destroyed. The incident was reported to authorities by a church group using the facility Sunday morning. The suspects face charges including using a destructive device to terrorize and illegal possession of a destructive device in a public place, Komin said. Hancock was scheduled to graduate from the school this month, while Tosh is a former student who was on independent study, Komin said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Schools ready from `Day One’

first_imgThorstenson also shared some teaching theories, dubbed the new three R’s – Rigor, Relevance and Relationship – which state schools chief Jack O’Connell recently highlighted during a Los Angeles County education summit in Whittier. If teachers set hi gh expectations for students, make curricula applicable to real-life lessons and establish a healthy support system for students, it is likely that students will excel in the classroom and beyond, Thorstenson said. “It’s naming what we already do,” said Lourdes Zunzunegui-Mirabal, another Spanish teacher at Cal High. “We need to instill in students critical thinking skills, and unless we give meaning to the lessons, they’re not going to learn,” she said. “We’re teachin g because we believe in the subject but we’re also teaching life skills.” “Day One” organizers also gave a progress report on the district, noting that several new staff members will be added this year. Whittier-area high school students can expect to see additional guidance counselors and intervention specialists this year, said Ron Carruth, assistant superintendent of education. A new districtwide e-mail system to maintain consistent communication with parents will also be implemented, Carruth said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Staff members from throughout the Whittier Union High School District met at Whittier High School on Wednesday – a few days before students return to classrooms – to get a kick-start into the coming academic year. More than 500 teachers and administrators convened at the school’s Vic Lopez Auditorium for “Day One,” a pep rally, of sorts, meant to motivate staff into another school year and present them with an update on the district, organizers said. Rachel Garza-Cottom, a Spanish teacher at California High School in Whittier, said the annual event provides a “little extra incentive” for tea chers who are preparing, in their own way, for the back-to-school drive. “We all serve an important role in helping our kids succeed,” district Superintendent Sandy Thorstenson told her colleagues. “It’s a beautiful thing that we do. And we can, and we must, always improve.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAccording to district officials, Whittier Union has made significant strides in improving students’ performance and boosting its rank among other California high schools. Thorstenso n on Wednesday announced that all eight district schools recently achieved decile marks of 4-8 on the latest Academic Performance Index (API). The preliminary results show an improvement from last year, when some schools received a 2 decile – out of a possible 10 – after the annual API. The complete 2006 API results are expected to be released today. Still, Thorstenson reminded educators of their ongoing commitment to the high school district’s estimated 13,500 students. “We have come a long way, but we have much further to go,” she said. “We need to be certain that we’re creating a culture that … does not let kids think that they want to leave \, to drop out or to give up.” last_img read more

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Gossip: Barca up Coutinho bid, Chelsea want Barkley, Man United eye Celtic ace

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…Chelsea are close to bringing in Ross Barkley to Stamford Bridge in a £15million deal. The midfielder is out of contract in the summer, but the Premier League champions are willing to spend now to prevent the 24-year-old signing for rivals Tottenham. (Daily Mail)Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain are all tracking Fulham teenage star Ryan Sessegnon, 17. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United have also put Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney on their wishlist, according to reports in Scotland. Jose Mourinho is said to have been impressed by the 20-year-old but the Hoops will be looking to keep hold of him. (Daily Record)The Philippe Coutinho saga continues to rumble on – with latest reports claiming Barcelona will offer £140million for the Liverpool man in January. (Daily Mirror)Watford are looking to dispose of club captain Troy Deeney and want to bring in Bournemouth’s Benik Afobe as his replacement. Deeney has scored only two goals this season, but it is claimed the Hornets will be looking to receive offers north of £20million. (Daily Mail)Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez has ‘agreed’ deal to join Man City. (Daily Star)Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, who is out of contract with the Red evils in the summer, has emerged as a target for Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Steve Bruce insists Jose Mourinho is the man to return Manchester United to the top of English footballChelsea legend Gianfranco Zola insists misfiring striker Alvaro Morata has the quality to be a success at Stamford Bridge, but admits he ‘needs to be more ruthless’ in front of goalArsenal legend David Seaman has compared Jack Wilshere to Paul Gascoigne and says the Gunners ‘would be silly’ not to offer the midfielder a new contractLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refused to be drawn on the future of Philippe Coutinho as speculation about another bid from Barcelona escalatesLiverpool FC: Five replacements for Barcelona-bound Philippe CoutinhoEverton are ‘resigned’ to losing Ross Barkley, according to Sam AllardyceEverton have agreed a deal to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, subject to personal terms, manager Sam Allardyce has announcedTransfer spotlight: Eight players who look set to leave the Premier League in JanuaryReal Madrid star Dani Ceballos wants to join Liverpool, according to reports in SpainFans reveal the players they want their clubs to sign in JanuaryThe best transfers from Ligue 1 to the Premier League, including Hazard, Kante and LlorisFiorentina have set their sights on Watford midfielder Etienne Capouelast_img read more

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