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Elliott helps Melbourne dethrone JDF

first_imgA six-wicket haul from returning national off-spinner Yannick Elliott guided Melbourne CC to first-innings honours over two-time champions Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and a semi-final place after their Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) quarter-final match-up at Up Park Camp. Elliott, who three seasons ago suffered a heart attack and made a return at the start of the season, claimed six for 30, as the JDF, chasing Melbourne’s challenging first innings total of 423 for seven declared, were dismissed for 309. National left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli, with a well-composed knock of 118 not out, led the way for the army men, who, in surrendering first, also relinquished the title. Melbourne, batting a second time, ended on 82 for three. “It was a hard-fought game, but I thought we did enough in the first innings. Posting a massive total, 420 in any cricket is a lot of runs, moreso in Senior Cup. “Hats off to John-Ross Campbell, who batted well for his century, as well as Elliot, as it was a very difficult wicket to bowl on.” Resuming on 61 for one with lead batsmen Rashed Outar not out on 12 and opener Joseph Palmer, 21, the JDF started positively by moving to the 100 mark for the loss of no further wicket. However, with the loss of Outar on the same score, the soldiers went on to lose quick wickets, handing the initiative to Melbourne with the score on 131 for eight. Bulli, who hit 11 fours and six sixes, thereafter entered the fray and along with Palmer, they put on a threatening ninth-wicket stand of 180 before the latter was caught for 89 with the score on 301. Melbourne immediately thereafter wrapped up the encounter. “We dropped too much catches in the first innings and it cost us in the end,” stated JDF captain Damion Grey. “To get 400-and-odd is really a tough chase, but I thought Bulli played a gem of innings.” The other quarter-final on the weekend, in the meanwhile, saw St Thomas CA on the back of a nine-wicket match haul from Jamaica fast bowler Keno Wallace, recording a come-from-behind 130 runs win over St Ann CA at Goodyear Oval. St Thomas made 202 and 266 to which St Ann replied with 226 and 112. Wallace claimed five for 18 in the first innings and four for 39 in the second. Difficult wicketlast_img read more

SA troops for Central African Republic

first_img7 January 2013 President Jacob Zuma has authorised the deployment of 400 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers to the Central African Republic (CAR), his office said on Sunday. The deployment to the civil war-torn country is part of South Africa’s efforts to bring about peace and stability in the region. The deployment will end on 31 March. “The employed members of the SANDF will assist with capacity building of the CAR Defence Force and will also assist CAR with the planning and implementation of the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration processes,” the Presidency said in a statement. On 31 December, Zuma sent Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to the Central African Republic to assess the situation, which remains tense after the Seleka rebel coalition launched an armed campaign on 10 December. The rebels, who accuse President Francois Bozize of reneging on the 2008 Libreville Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the government and the country’s three main rebel groups, and of cracking down on dissidents, have taken 10 northern and central towns in their advance on the capital, Bangui. The South African government has urged all parties to immediately cease hostilities, withdraw from the captured cities and cease any further advances towards Bangui. As a member of the African Union, South Africa said it rejected any attempt to seize power by force, and therefore supported sanctions and other measures against the perpetrators of any unconstitutional change of government. “We call on all parties to seek a peaceful solution by engaging constructively in political dialogue,” the Department of International relations said in a statement last week. “We welcome the reaffirmation by CAR President Francois Bozize to work towards a negotiated solution to the current crisis.” Source: SANews.gov.za – Xinhualast_img read more

Celebrating SA Boxing excellence

first_imgBrand South Africa was proud to be part of recognising and honouring sportswomen and men at the annual SA Boxing awards alongside SA Boxing, the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and many other organisations in Sandton.“We are proud to be at the SA Boxing awards to acknowledge and celebrate excellence. Sport is instrumental to a competitive Nation Brand image,” said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer; Ms Thulisile ManziniJust as the former great statesman Nelson Mandela once said; “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”The award ceremony was a true reflection of Mandela’s words as the event saw an array of guests which included American actor, politician and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, the MEC of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ms Faith Mazibuko and many aspiring boxers.Boxing South Africa Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tsholofelo Lejaka speaks on the significance of the awards, “the boxing awards are very important, in the life of every athlete recognition and reward is crucial because it is a motivator but at the same time it is also a statement through which we inspire a generation.”Every country has to nurture its strengths. Similarly, South Africa is rated highly in the sports fraternity, continuously breaking records in the like of Caster Semenya, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne van Niekerk, Kgothatso Montjanelack and Kevin Anderson.“Sport is the one vehicle through which the globe is quickly and easily integrating, so when our athletes go out to compete on the global arena, they fly our flag and sing our national anthem and become ambassadors for the country and therefore, it is very important that we support our athletes because their victories are the nation’s victories;” further adds Mr Lejaka.Brand South Africa continues to celebrate excellence with an anticipated launch of Sports Friday, taking place 24 May as a means of encouraging citizens to rally behind the national sports teams while instilling pride and patriotism amongst South Africans.The winners at the SA Boxing were:Male boxer of the year: Tulani MbengeFemale boxer of the year: Mellisa MillerMale fight of the year: Mzoxolo Ndwayana v Shaun NessFemale fight of the year: Asandiswa Nxokwana v Sherodine FortuinMale prospect of the year: Ayabonga SonjicaFemale prospect of the year: Simangele HadebeMedia person of the year: Thabiso MosiaFemale ring official of the year: Siya VabazaMale ring official of the year: Alan MatakaneMost promising ring official of the year: Simphiwe GcebaKnockout of the year: Zolani Tete v Siboniso GonyaTrainer of the Year: Colin NathanPromoter of the year: Teris Ntutu (Rumble Africa Promotions)Most promising promoter of the year: Xolani Mampunye of Last-Born PromotionsManager of the year: Colleen McAuslandSpecial achievements: Zolani Tete‚ Hekkie Budler‚ Moruti Mthalane‚ Xaba Boxing PromotionsLifetime achievement awards: Themba Zulu‚ Les Andreasen‚ Gladys Tsenene‚ Jeff Ellis‚ Mzoli Madyaka.last_img read more

2017 Ohio State Fair Outstanding Market Exhibitors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zac Ortman, 17, Perry Co., was the first place Outstanding Market Poultry Exhibitor. Drew Black, Fayette Co., 12, was second and Hayden Johnson, Jefferson Co., 14, was third. The other Poultry Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Kyla Conley, Wyandot Co., 9; Johnathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., 11; Zane Ortman, Perry Co., 13; Thomas Mozena, Muskingum Co., 15; Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co., 16; and Aryn Copeland, Crawford Co., 18. Sarah Young, 16, Highland Co., was the first place Outstanding Market Lamb Exhibitor. Ian Johnson, Union Co., 14, was second and Taylor Muhlenkamp, Mercer Co., 17 was third. The other Lamb Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co., 9; Olivia Seaburn, Clark Co., 10; Morgan Evans, Union Co., 11; Bailee Amstutz, Union Co., 12; Hanna Delong, Champaign Co., 13; Tiffany Sunday, 15, Pickaway Co., 15; and Dalton Huhn, Guernsey Co., 18. Isaac Beal, 12, from Miami County was the first place Outstanding Market Goat Exhibitor. Nate Violet, Clark Co., 16, was second and Tate Coriell, Scioto Co., 18 was third. The other Goat Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: William Dearing, Muskingum Co., 9; Wyatt Borer, Fulton Co., 10; Jacob Roeth, Miami Co., 11; Emma Sutherly, Miami Co., 13; Brooks Barber, Franklin Co., 14; Tiffany Sunday, Pickaway Co., 15; and Taylor Muhlenkamp, Mercer Co., 17. Allison Davis, 15, Carroll Co., was the first place Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor. Sydney Sanders, Highland Co., 11, was second and Carly Sanders, Highland Co., 9, was third. The other Beef Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Hayden Smith, Holmes Co., 10; Montana Hulsmeyer, Allen Co., 12; Luke Brinksneader, Darke Co., 13; Alex Linder, Huron Co., 14; Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co., 16; Morgan Mazey, Wood Co., 17; and Kady Davis, Carroll Co., 18. Madelyn Harrison, 15, Butler Co., was the first place Outstanding Market Barrow Exhibitor. Kelsey Vollrath, Clark Co., 12, was second and Jenna Siegel, Marion Co., 16, was third. The other Barrow Outstanding Market Exhibitors were: Blake Vollrath, Clark Co., 9; Seth Fearon, Darke Co., 10; Devon Snyder, Clinton Co., 11; Gracee Beth Stewart, Clinton Co., 13; Mallory Liles, Auglaize Co., 14; Micah Smock, Shelby Co., 17; and Lea Kimley, Clark Co., 18.last_img read more

Anthony Wayne FFA Members Collect Water Samples

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Winn Sharp and Jaden Moosman measured the turbidity of the stream water.By Anthony Wayne FFA Reporter, Maggie BurkettOn Wednesday, October 2, the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, or AFNR, 1 and 2 classes went and collected water samples. The AW schools are lucky to have Swan Creek run through the property! The AFNR 1 and 2 students have been studying water quality in their classes and went down to Swan Creek to take water samples. They also identified other things they found in the water, as well as measured the phosphate levels, performed turbidity tests, and a couple of other tests.The classes did the data collection for Toledo Metropolitan Area Council Of Governments, Student Watershed Watch program. Maddi Follas, a student in AFNR 2 who went out and collected some of the data said, “It was one of the most fun things we’ve done this year because we got to do research outside of the classroom. We also got to see how researchers collect samples and test for bacteria and unwanted substances in the water we drink!” All in all, the students had fun going out into the field to do research and hope to learn more about it! Anthony Wayne FFA is a satellite of Penta Career Center.last_img read more

Minister raps students for blocking roads

first_imgTaking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to public for “personal benefit”. A large number of students from two institutes — Shibnath Shastri College and Heramba Chandra College — had take to the streets on Thursday and Friday to protest against the Calcutta University mandate of 60% minimum attendance for appearing in the examinations. The students from Heramba Chandra College blocked thoroughfares in Golpark area for two consecutive days, demanding immediate relaxation of the norms. The protest was also backed by students of Gurudas College and Jaipuria College, who demonstrated outside their campuses. The Education Minister said the government will not succumb to the pressure tactics of the students.“Many people were inconvenienced as they (students) blocked the roads to get their demands fulfilled. This is unacceptable,” Mr. Chatterjee had said. Earlier this year, the CU authorities had asked all affiliated colleges to ensure strict compliance of the directive. A list of non-eligible students was recently published at Heramba Chandra College, triggering the agitation.Mr. Chatterjee pointed out that the State Education department has fixed 60% attendance as the criterion, even as the UGC suggested 75% attendance for higher educational institutions. Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad, the students’ wing of the ruling party, appealed to the Minister to find a “way out of the deadlock” to restore normality in the institutes.last_img read more

Tree Authority defers Aarey cutting, seeks rehab details

first_imgThe Tree Authority (TA) on Wednesday deferred the proposal to remove 2,702 trees for the Metro car shed in Aarey Colony. The authority has asked for details related to the rehabilitation of tribals, as well as litigation on the issue. The Shiv Sena and Congress are still vociferously opposed to the proposal.Work on the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro line is under way, but the proposal to build a car shed inside Aarey Colony — especially the removal of trees — has met with stiff resistance from the very beginning. The protesters have been supported by Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar in the past.When the proposal was tabled before the Tree Authority earlier this month, members demanded a site visit, which took place on Tuesday. On both occasions, the Shiv Sena expressed its opposition to the car shed.Following the visit, the proposal was placed before the Tree Authority on Wednesday, but was sent back to the administration with queries. The administration will now have to table it with all the information demanded. Shiv Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav said, “There were alternatives of two other plots for the car shed. Why does Metro insist on Aarey Colony? We have received around 80,000 objections to the proposal. What are we going to do about those? Also, what about the rehabilitation of tribals in 27 hamlets? We want these answers.” The Shiv Sena has also demanded to know the status of two court cases in the matter.“In the 27 acres, trees have been cut on five acres without permission. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation should file a first information report against Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited,” said Ravi Raja, leader of the Opposition.Congress leader Milind Deora also tweeted, “The proposal from MMRCL to cut 2,703 trees at Aarey Colony for construction of Metro car shed was discussed in the BMC’s Tree Authority today. I informed Leader of Opposition @ravirajaINC that @INCIndia must oppose this proposal. Mumbai’s environment comes first!”last_img read more