Football fever grips Guyana

first_imgFOOTBALL fever gripped Guyana yesterday and work stopped almost everywhere.Football fans, housewives, children and persons from every walk of life gathered around thousands of television sets to witness the World Cup football quarter-final clash between Brazil and Belgium in Russia.Among those caught up in the action was acting President Moses Nagamootoo, who joined fans at Sweet Point Bar, Orange Walk, Bourda, in Georgetown to view the global spectacle.Belgium beat their opponents 2-1, thus dousing the spirits of thousands of Guyanese, most of whom are ardent fans of their ball-weaving neighbours.last_img

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Winter Storms That Battered Parts of the West Are Moving Eastward

first_imgAvalanche blocking both west and east I-70 Vail pass. Road closures at Vail and Copper Mtn. pic.twitter.com/WjrqDaXnh1— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) January 10, 2017Meanwhile, an avalanche on Interstate-70 early Tuesday morning hit a semi truck and closed Vail Pass in Colorado, forcing the Colorado Department of Transportation to close parts of the highway.Trucks are taking a beating in Colorado in general. Winds were so powerful on Monday that it apparently flipped a semi onto its side.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At least a dozen states from California to Minnesota are under some sort of winter weather alert or flood alert as storms that have battered the western part of the country with rain or snow are expected to travel east Tuesday, rolling into the Midwest.Since Friday afternoon, up to 11.84 inches of rain fell north of San Francisco. Meanwhile, Reno, Nevada, had 2.87 inches of rain so far this month, making it the city’s wettest month in nine years. Here’s the current view of Wingfield Park. Please stay away from the water. #NVFlood17 pic.twitter.com/kDegGDUlYB— City of Reno (@CityofReno) January 8, 2017NDOT #NVFlood17 related Road Closures Update go to https://t.co/GwEQ3kmZvfPyramid Lake Area photo attached pic.twitter.com/LIdAvz5l4N— NV Emergency Mgmt (@NVEmergencyMgmt) January 9, 2017Sacramento set a record for daily rainfall on Monday with 1.95 inches, and it isn’t likely to let up any time soon. More rain is expected in central California Tuesday, as a brand new storm is about to pass through.The Napa, Russian and Navarro Rivers, located in northern California, are all expected to rise as a result of the storms.center_img Relatedlast_img read more

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Rahul makes case for India World Cup call-up with maiden IPL ton

first_imgRahul, who was kicked off India’s tour of Australia in January with teammate Hardik Pandya over sexist remarks, made an unbeaten 100 off 64 deliveries.He plundered 54 from the final three overs, including 25 off one from Pandya, but his effort was in vain as Punjab went down to hosts Mumbai Indians by three wickets in the Twenty20 tournament.Rahul’s knock comes at an opportune time with the Indian selectors scheduled on Monday to announce their squad for the 50-over showpiece event in England and Wales beginning next month.Rahul, who recently admitted to having doubts about himself after being sent home from Australia, hit six fours and six sixes as he surpassed his previous IPL best of 94.He is the fourth batsman this IPL season so far to score a hundred after Indian Sanju Samson, England’s Jonny Bairstow and Australia’s David Warner.“I like him as a batsman. He has got great technique, he has got a lot of style,” said West Indies batting great Brian Lara on Star Sports.“Chris Gayle got out and he knew he had to bat till the end. To get a hundred in an IPL game is amazing. I just love the way he bats and I can watch him bat every single day.”Rahul, who has two international T20 hundreds, put on 116 runs with opening partner Chris Gayle, who hit 63 off 36 deliveries to lay the foundation of their team’s 197-4.Mumbai’s stand-in-skipper Kieron Pollard hit 83 off 31 balls, including three fours and 10 sixes, to help his team chase down their 198-run target on the last ball.With Mumbai needing 15 to win off the final over, Pollard was out on the second delivery with fellow West Indian Alzarri Joseph completing the chase.last_img read more

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The pride of the Lions

first_imgPakenham has won an astonishing 30 senior football premierships – each of them just as famous as each other. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

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Rodeo memories of Hughie

first_imgThe Lang Lang Rodeo this year commemorated one of its own. Hughie Bourke, a long-serving committee member who was instrumental…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Baseball: March 8 Scoreboard

first_imgSouthland teams picked up eight wins Saturday in baseball action, highlighted by Lamar’s doubleheader sweep of Harvard and Sam Houston State improving to 12-3 with a win over Cal State Northridge. McNeese State defeated Northwestern State in a non-conference affair. The Demons rebounded later in the afternoon with a win against Chicago State. Other league wins include Nicholls’ win against BYU, Southeastern Louisiana’s defeat of Sacred Heart and UIW’s win against Hofstra.Lamar 4, Harvard 3Lamar 3, Harvard 2 (10 innings)BEAUMONT, Texas – For the second time this season, Jacoby Middleton was the subject of celebration at Vincent-Beck Stadium as the junior transfer belted a single up the middle to seal a 10th inning walk-off victory over Harvard on Saturday evening.  |  Read MoreMcNeese State 10, Northwestern State 5NATCHITOCHES, La. – The McNeese State baseball scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning and never looked back as the Cowboys defeated Northwestern State, 10-5, Saturday in their first game of the Northwestern State Tournament.  |  McNeese Recap  |  Northwestern RecapSam Houston State 2, Cal State Northridge 1HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A two-run home run in the first inning by senior catcher Anthony Azar was all the Bearkats needed to beat Cal State Northridge 2-1 and claim the series with Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. contest still left to play.  |  Read MoreNicholls 6, BYU 1THIBODAUX, La. – After surrendering a run in the first, sophomore left-hander Grant Borne gave the Nicholls State University baseball team its second straight quality start on the mound with a career-high 11 strikeouts and the Colonel offense plated three runs in the sixth and eighth innings as Nicholls took the series finale against BYU, 6-1, Saturday night at Ray E. Didier Field, earning a split in the four-game series against the Cougars.  |  Read MoreNorthwestern State 7, Chicago State 2NATCHITOCHES, La. – Adam Oller willed the Northwestern State baseball team Saturday night to a 7-2 win over Chicago State with seven strong innings on the mound in the second game of a doubleheader after a 10-5 loss to McNeese in the early contest.  |  Read MoreSoutheastern Louisiana 6, Sacred Heart 2HAMMOND, La. – Sophomore right-hander Tate Scioneaux dominated Sacred Heart hitters Saturday as Southeastern Louisiana cruised to a 6-2 win over the Pioneers at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.  |  Read MoreUIW 8, Hofstra 3SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Despite playing through a light rain for most of the game, the University of the Incarnate Word baseball team took the series finale against Hofstra on Saturday at Sullivan Field, 8-3.  |  Read MoreMemphis 2, Central Arkansas 1 (14 innings)MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Round Two went to the Memphis Tigers on Saturday as they ended a 14-inning marathon with an RBI single by Jake Little to take a 2-1 victory over the University of Central Arkansas Bears in non-conference baseball action at FedEx Park.  |  Read MoreUtah 9, Abilene Christian 8ARLINGTON, Texas – Utah scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and then pitched out of a bases-loaded jam Saturday afternoon as the Utes beat Abilene Christian, 9-8, in the Texas-Arlington/Hilton Invitational at Clay Gould Field.  |  Read MoreTroy 3, New Orleans 1TROY, Ala. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (4-8) struggled at the plate, and could not complete a ninth inning rally in a 3-1 loss to the Troy Trojans (8-7) at Riddle-Pace Field on Saturday afternoon.  |  Read MoreDallas Baptist 10, Oral Roberts 5DALLAS, Texas – Opponents continue to strike with big innings as the Oral Roberts University baseball team dropped its weekend series against Dallas Baptist with a 10-5 loss on Saturday in Dallas.  |  Read MoreValparaiso 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0Valparaiso 5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M–Corpus Christi baseball team had its struggles offensively, while the Valparaiso pitching staff had a strong day to pick up a doubleheader sweep of the Islanders on Saturday at Chapman Field.  |  Read Morelast_img read more

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Southland Conference Announces Football Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar senior wide receiver Mark Roberts was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Abilene Christian junior cornerback Jonathan Epps earned defensive player of the week award while Lamar sophomore kicker/punter Juan Carranco was named the special teams player of the week. Defensive Player of the Week:  Jonathan Epps, Abilene ChristianEpps had two interceptions in his first career start at cornerback to help lead Abilene Christian to a 52-35 upset win against Central Arkansas. The junior from Fort Worth, Texas (Boswell H.S.), recorded his first interception late in the first half, returning it 29 yards to the ACU 35-yard line to help set up a field goal right before halftime. Epps snagged his second interception in the fourth quarter, returning it 68 yards for a touchdown to push the Wildcat lead to 45-28 with 7:50 remaining in the contest. Epps also added four tackles and one pass breakup in the win. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Honorable Mention:  DaQuan Stewart, Lamar; Michael Wade, Sam Houston State; Nick Ginn, UIW; Damon Medcafe, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Keshawn Hill, Sam Houston State; Kade Munden, Abilene Christian; Ed Eagan, Northwestern State.center_img Honorable Mention: Lachlan Edwards, Sam Houston State. Special Teams Player of the Week: Juan Carranco, LamarCarranco accounted for 12 of Lamar’s points in the Cardinals’ 72-14 win against Houston Baptist. The sophomore from Dayton, Texas (Dayton H.S.), went 9-for-10 in PATs while connecting on a 43-yard field goal, his lone attempt of the game. Carranco has recorded a 31-yard punt on the night. Offensive Player of the Week:  Mark Roberts, LamarRoberts had a record-setting performance in Lamar’s 72-14 win against Houston Baptist. The senior from Orange, Texas (West Orange Stark H.S.), became the school’s all-time leader in touchdown catches with 19 after his four scores against the Huskies. In one half of action, Roberts recorded 205 receiving yards and touchdown catches of 31, 61, 81 and 26 yards. Roberts tied the school record for points in a game (24) and notched the third-most receiving yards in a single game in program history.last_img read more

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FA Cup results: Stourbridge beat Northampton to reach third round for first time

first_img1 Jack Duggan was Stourbridge’s hero after his late strike saw the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup beat Northampton 1-0 to advance to the third round for the first time in their history.After the original fixture was postponed this one looked to be heading for a replay, but with four minutes left a Luke Benbow free-kick caused all sorts of problems in the visitors’ penalty box and Duggan was on hand to slam the ball home and set up a third-round clash at Wycombe.Fleetwood overturned a two-goal deficit to set up a trip to Bristol City with a 3-2 home success against Shrewsbury.Jim O’Brien put the visitors ahead as half-time approached but Shrewsbury then had Adam El-Abd sent off at the start of the second half. Despite their numerical disadvantage, they extended their lead after an hour through Louis Dodds but a Devante Cole double levelled up the tie before Ash Hunter won it for Fleetwood deep into injury-time.Oxford comfortably booked their place in the third round – and a trip to Rotherham – with a 3-0 win over 10-man Macclesfield at the Kassam Stadium.Goals from Ryan Taylor, Joe Rothwell and Kane Hemmings saw the U’s ease past their National League visitors, who had Mitch Hancox sent off just before half-time with the score at 1-0.Eastleigh boss Martin Allen will return to his former club Brentford in round three after two goals from Scott Wilson, including one from the penalty spot, secured a 2-0 victory over FC Halifax, who had Scott Garner sent off.In the only tie that went to extra-time MK Dons overcame Charlton and former boss Karl Robinson 3-1 to set up a trip to Championship leaders Brighton.Daniel Powell put the Dons ahead early on but former Dons defender Adam Chicksen equalised midway through the first half and it remained that way until extra-time.Quickfire goals from Ben Reeves (94) and Dean Bowditch (97) saw the Milton Keynes club advance. Stourbridge will face Wycombe in the FA Cup third-round last_img read more

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Learn Secret Gutenberg Tips on September 14

first_imgHave you started using Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor currently in beta testing? Wondering if there are faster or easier ways to edit in Gutenberg?Or have you run into some issues, but haven’t figured out how to resolve the problems? Then you don’t want to miss this week’s Gutenberg YouTube Live talk and Q & A hosted by my friend Birgit Pauli-Haack on Friday, September 14, 2018. She’ll share all kinds of useful tips to make it easier for you to work with Gutenberg. The talk is free and open to any content creator, blogger, or do-it-yourself website owner.What You’ll LearnGutenberg keeps improving and adding features with each new release. But it also has several shortcuts and hidden features you might not know about. At the YouTube Live talk and Q & A, you’ll learn how to:Start a quote or ordered list quicklyApply code formatting around textDock the toolbar to the topAdjust the size of your editor window as well as many other Gutenberg editing tips. Have questions about Gutenberg? Ask away! There’s plenty of time in between tips to get your questions answered.Pauli-Haack will discuss what’s not quite working yet, and “gotchas” you want to avoid. In addition, you’ll learn about new features coming in Gutenberg 3.8, including Spotlight Mode and Full Screen Mode. What If You Haven’t Tried Gutenberg Yet But Still Want to Attend?I’ve got you covered! You’ll get more out of the talk if you’ve already used Gutenberg. And there are a couple ways to do that quickly.You can visit Test Gutenberg for a hands-on demo using Gutenberg. Add text, edit existing text, change colors, fonts, etc.Another option is to create a copy of your own WordPress site on a staging site, so you can test Gutenberg out with your own content, without making changes to your live site. According to the instructions in the post, it will take about 15 minutes to set up a staging site on Pantheon, for free. YouTube Live Talk DetailsThe Gutenberg YouTube Live and Q & A talk will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. It’s free, no registration required. When I asked Pauli-Haack how long she expected it to last, she said about an hour.SummaryIf you want to:Learn shortcuts for using GutenbergAsk questions about something that you didn’t expect with GutenbergFind out about upcoming featuresjoin Pauli-Haack on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Relatedlast_img read more

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Tigerair faces disruptions as pilots seek parity

first_imgTigerair Australia passengers could face delays and flight disruptions this weekend after pilots at the low-cost airline gave notice protected industrial action will start on Friday unless a deal can be reached in negotiations being held today and Wednesday.The industrial action will include pilots not performing any duties not prescribed on their originally published roster, not accepting duty call outs on rostered days off or annual leave days, and refusal to fly aircraft with any permissible un-serviceability as described in the Minimum Equipment List.Read: Merren McArthur to head up Tigerair Australia.VIPA, which represents Tigerair pilots, said the decision to take action is not one the pilots have taken lightly.“After more than 12 months of negotiations, we’re disappointed that the pilots have had to take industrial action to ensure they have comparable employment conditions to flying for all other major airlines in Australia,” VIPA President John Lyons said in a statement.“But the Tigerair pilots we represent in these negotiations voted overwhelmingly to take these actions to send a clear message to the business that they are seeking significant improvements in what is being offered to them to bring their next enterprise agreement in line with basic industry standards, both in terms of pay and work-life balance.“Tigerair pilots are simply looking for a fair deal.”The union says that the pilots’ conditions, including a reduced number of days off and restrictions on access to rostering lifestyle benefits, is well below their peers in other Australian airlines.Tigerair, which operates daily flights from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne, said it was currently negotiating a new enterprise agreement for pilots with the Australian Federation of Air Pilots and VIPA.“Tigerair has plans in place to minimize any disruption to our customers including re-accommodation onto other Tigerair and Virgin Australia services,” a spokeswoman said. “We will notify customers as soon as possible via SMS/email if there is any disruption.“Customers are advised to please plan to arrive for flights as scheduled unless otherwise notified by the airline directly.”The airline said it was important that customers provide it with the correct details so it can contact them if needed.last_img read more

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