Mohammed nearing 100 after resisting Scorpions

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC): Jason Mohammed struck his 14th first-class half-century and third of the season to spearhead a strong Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batting effort on the opening day of their rescheduled first-round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Jamaica Scorpions here yesterday. Choosing to bat first at the Brian Lara Stadium, Red Force ­finished the day on 338 for five, with Mohammed eyeing triple figures, unbeaten on 89. The right-hander faced 149 deliveries in just over 3-1/4 hours at the crease and struck seven fours and three sixes. Openers Kyle Hope with 64 and Jeremy Solozano, 63, also chipped in with half-centuries while captain Denesh Ramdin struck 41 and Lendl Simmons, 30. Speedster Nicholson Gordon, in his third first-class match but first in three seasons, bowled superbly to finish with four for 49. His effort was required after Red Force kept the visitors wicket-less in the first session as Hope and Solozano took their side to lunch at 116 without loss. All told, they added 127 for the first wicket before Hope was leg before wicket to Nicholson early in the second session after facing 100 balls in 128 minutes and striking 10 fours. His dismissal triggered a slide that saw Red Force lose three wickets for nine runs to slump to 136 for three as Gordon ran through the top order in a devastating spell accounting for Joshua Da Silva (5) and Solozano. The left-handed Solozano struck 11 fours off 126 deliveries in nearly two and a half hours at the crease, passing 500 runs for the season in the process. Mohammed then arrived to anchor three successive half-century stands, which propped up the Red Force innings. First, he added 51 for the fourth wicket with Simmons in a partnership that took the hosts to tea at 235 for four. When Simmons played on to the first ball of leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner’s first spell, Mohammed put on a further 87 for the fifth wicket with Ramdin, who counted five fours in a 65-ball knock. Gordon returned to remove Ramdin to a catch at the wicket off one that lifted sharply, but Mohammed and Khary Pierre, unbeaten on 26, have so far put on 64 in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand.last_img read more

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We must be world class at the basics – Johnson

first_imgThe head coach was reflecting on the 2-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers at Ashton Gate which saw Bradley Johnson score in the second minute to put the Robins on the back foot.Basics“You’ve got to be world class at the basics in this league, it’s as simple as that,” said Johnson. “We didn’t do the simple things well today and that set the tone for the game.”Aggressive“You have to win tackles. The first thing is to compete. There were too many and in my mind’s eye I can remember eight or nine tackles where we weren’t fully committed in midfield areas. We have some technically good players but we have to learn to mix it at this level. That’s given me food for thought.”ChancesCity created opportunities and Johnson added: “It’s key at this level you have to take your chances. I thought we had a good patch after the first goal we conceded. We created three really good opportunities and you’ve got to score at this level.“That changes the game, they were strong, very edgy in terms of the way they wasted time and games-manship but they’ve come out with the result. We have to take it on the chin, go back to basics and be more aggressive in our simplicity.”First goal“Yes it was very difficult, we caused ourselves problems. It was a player who blocked Pedro Pereira, who was man marking. Don’t get blocked, it’s as simple as that.”Second goal“The second goal kills us. We huffed and puffed in the second half, didn’t do enough, didn’t have enough box entries. Famara’s missed by a millimetre, he hasn’t tucked it in from a good move and that summed up our day in my opinion, powder puff.”last_img read more

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Argentina makes three changes for Wallabies visit

first_imgRugby Union BUENOS AIRES – Argentina recalled winger Ramiro Moyano as they made three changes for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test with Australia, who need to win the match to avoid the wooden spoon. Moyano missed the 35-17 loss to New Zealand last Saturday due to a rib complaint but has been drafted into the 30-man squad as a replacement for Bautista Delguy, who will be out for three weeks with a shoulder injury, the Argentine Rugby Union said in a statement. Coach Mario Ledesma also included blindside flanker Santiago Grondona in place of the injured Tomas Lezana and winger Manuel Montero for Matias Osadczuk, who was released to play for Argentina’s second string side in a tournament in Uruguay. The Pumas host Australia in Salta on Saturday in their last Rugby Championship match of the season. Argentina are three points ahead of Australia, who have won only one of their five matches in the competition this season and were surprisingly beaten 23-19 by the South Americans when the teams met in Queensland last month. New Zealand wrapped up the Rugby Championship title last weekend when they beat the Pumas in Buenos Aires. – Reuterslast_img read more

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Tottenham player facing 50/50 odds of taking part, and transfer increasingly…

first_imgFrench newspaper L’Equipe show off the country’s squad options for World Cup 2018 in their Monday edition. France have an excellent generation of players and there’s tough competition to make the squad for a tournament France look good to qualify for.Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko wasn’t in the current France selection, despite being a favourite of national manager Didier Deschamps. Last season Sissoko not playing well for Newcastle United side who were relegated wasn’t enough to kill his chances and Deschamps picked the midfielder for Euro 2016, and wasn’t let down.It was on the back of those France performances that Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino made their move, but the transfer hasn’t gone well and Sissoko leaving Spurs is an increasingly likely scenario.L’Equipe give Sissoko a 50/50 chance of making it to Russia 2018, which seems generous and is undoubtedly based on Dsechamps counting on the player previously. Unless Sissoko changes his application and manages to change Pochettino’s assessment of him, then to stand any chance a summer transfer would need to materialise.On a brighter note, L’Equipe say Hugo Lloris has a 100% chance of being in the squad.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1Undo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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Whitehall boys clinch conference basketball title with a 58-43 win over Hart

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Australia unlikely to rest Starc or Cummins against NZ – Finch

first_imgLONDON, (Reuters) – Australia have already secured a place in the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup but skipper Aaron Finch has virtually ruled out resting frontline quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in today’s group match against New Zealand. Starc’s 19 wickets from seven matches, more than any bowler in the tournament, have been instrumental in Australia booking a place in the last four with two group matches to spare.The defending champions can afford to rest Starc or Cummins, who has 11 wickets, but Finch does not want to mess with a winning combination.“So if it was going to happen at all, yeah, slightly tempting, but at the same time, you don’t want to tempt fate,” Finch told reporters at the Lord’s. “You don’t want to upset the apple cart just for no reason, really. And that also comes down to how they are feeling, as well, and they are both feeling great at the moment.  “I know that they have got no interest whatsoever in being rested or anything like that… everyone’s really on the same page in that regard — to try and keep our winning momentum and making sure that we are never taking anything for granted in this tournament.”Australia finish their group campaign with a July 6 match against South Africa and Finch felt the gap between the games was enough for the quicks to recover.“We feel that week will be a really good opportunity for the bowlers to really freshen up and de-loading them three or four days after this match to manage them through the next part of the tournament, and obviously with a huge summer coming up here with the Ashes and all going forward.” Today’s contest will be a rematch of the 2015 World Cup final when New Zealand were shot out for 183 and Australia chased down the paltry target with nearly 17 overs to spare.Finch had no doubt, however, that their trans-Tasman rivals under Kane Williamson will fight tooth and nail.“I think the great thing with New Zealand is that they fight and scrap every single game, regardless of whether it’s a World Cup final or it’s a club game,” Finch said. “That’s a part of how they play their best cricket, and I know under Kane they certainly do fight and scrap for every run on the field.“They are a great fielding side. They put pressure on you. They have got world-class players. It’s going to be a good game tomorrow, no doubt.”last_img read more

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Haiti Calls for Dialogue Over China’s New Law Regarding Hong Kong

first_imgJovenel Moise, the winner of Haiti’s presidential election, speaks during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin/Files The government said that it “deplores the fact that this law will inevitably lead to a significant, even irreversible, decline in the fundamental freedoms that have ensured the prosperity of Hong Kong and its people for several decades. PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti has joined the United States and other western countries in condemning the decision by China to enact the National Security Law aimed at curbing protest in Hong Kong. Last month, China passed the wide-ranging new security law for Hong Kong which makes it easier to punish protesters and reduces the city’s autonomy. Critics have called it “the end of Hong Kong” and the new law came into effect on June 30, an hour before the 23rd anniversary of the city’s handover to China from British rule. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit speaking at the handing over of three bridges funded by Beijing, said while his island does not interfere in the internal affairs of countries, it has nonetheless “recognised that in the international press and in some countries they have attempted to attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of countries. “However, the National Security Law seems to call into question this principle, which the Chinese authorities had nevertheless promised to guarantee at the time of the conclusion of the Retrocession Agreement. “It should also be added that this law intervenes in a context where the inhabitants of Hong Kong demonstrated massively for the respect and the defense of their fundamental rights, in particular their civil and political rights, recognized under the British administration and maintained in the Retrocession agreement.” “Based on the opacity characterizing the definition of the offenses that this law would punish, such as secession, collusion with foreigners, terrorism and subversion and the heavy penalties that their alleged perpetrators face, the Haitian government urges the Chinese authorities to bring back this controversial legal instrument which will only push back the prospect of establishing the atmosphere of harmony essential between the Hong Kong people and the Chinese mainland authorities. Last week, Dominica, which like Haiti belongs to the 15-member regional integration movement, said supports the legal efforts by China to maintain law and order in “all of China including that of Hong Kong” even as Roseau indicated it does not get involved in the internal affairs of countries. It said it is important to emphasize that the agreement had provided that from the year of handover, in 1997, “the region would enjoy broad autonomy for half a century and that the sacramental principle ‘one country, two systems’, should in any event characterize the relations between the People’s Republic of China and the special administrative region of Hong Kong. CMC “And sometimes they do it with impunity and I want to say to you, your Excellency, as I have conveyed to your President and to your government that Dominica stands in total solidarity with all of the legal actions which China has had to take to maintain law and order in the whole of China, including that of Hong Kong and we stand in solidarity with the government of the People’s Republic of China in this regard”, he added. “In short, the Haitian Government maintains that dialogue remains the royal road by which a solution can be found between the various protagonists involved directly or indirectly in this file,” the statement added. “The Haitian government is concerned about the possible consequences of this legal instrument on the fundamental rights and freedoms enjoyed so far by the Hong Kong people. After an in-depth analysis of this text, the Haitian government realizes that this law systematically violates the fundamental provisions of the Sino-British retrocession agreement as concluded in 1984,” the Jovenel Moise administration said in a statement. Dominica enjoys diplomatic relations with China, while Haiti has diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which Beijing considers a renegade province.last_img read more

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U.S. Haitian-born Legislator Mourns Death of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

first_imgA Haitian-born Democratic legislator Dr. Matthieu Eugene on Saturday joined colleagues and activists across the United States in mourning the death of prominent U.S. congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. “May the Honorable John Lewis Rest in Power,” added Clarke, vice-chair of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). “My prayers are with his loved ones during this time.” “Throughout his life, John Lewis exhibited a profound dedication to fighting for the civil and human rights of all people, regardless of race, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status,” added Eugene, who represents the predominantly Caribbean 40th Council District in Brooklyn, New York. “I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Representative John Lewis, a noble public servant, a freedom fighter, and an icon of the civil rights movement,” Eugene, the first Haitian to be ever elected to New York City Council, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). Lewis, of Atlanta, Georgia, who represented Georgia’s 5th district in the U.S. Congress for 34 uninterrupted years. The congressman who was considered “an apostle of nonviolence,” succumbed to Stage four pancreatic cancer on Friday at age 80.center_img “Congressman Lewis was a patriot who put his life on the line in the pursuit of justice, making good trouble everywhere he went,” said the representative for the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn. “He believed that in order to progress as a country, we must treat everyone equally and empower ourselves to help those in need,” the councilman continued. “His bravery and practice of solidarity, in the face of injustice, provided inspiration and guiding light for all who continue to fight for racial unity.”Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, daughter of Jamaican immigrants, tweeted on Saturday that “our nation is suffering an immeasurable loss. “I had the honor of meeting with John Lewis several times, and I was deeply moved by his wisdom and unwavering dedication to fighting for human dignity and for those who were oppressed.last_img read more

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CNW90 July 31, 2020

first_imgTo help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. In Local News, Broward County Office of Emergency Management says that COVID-19 testing sites may be closed beginning Thursday evening due to the threat of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine to South Florida. The system is forecast to move over portions of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Thursday. The Florida Division of Emergency Management forecast indicates that the cyclone could develop into a Tropical Storm with impacts to South Florida this weekend. If it does, all COVID-19 test sites will be closed until the storm passes. In Palm Beach County, officials announced that all testing sites will be closed for July 31st and August 1. With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, July 31 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. Over in The Bahamas, The Bahamas government says it will implement two additional weekend lockdowns as the country continues to record increases in its COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, 65 new cases were confirmed in the country, setting a new single day record and bringing the total cases to 447. Prime Minister Hurbert Minnis announced that from July 31 to August 4 and again from August 7 to 10th, all islands of The Bahamas, excluding Grand Bahama, where a complete lockdown is currently in place, will be on lockdown. Only food stores, gas stations, pharmacies and water depots will be permitted to operate on the Saturdays for an 11 hour period. Minnis said that all individuals wishing to leave the country during the lockdown can do so by air or by boat. Given the circumstances, the USCIS Ombudsman issued a statement on July 21st to address the card production delays. The Ombudsman’s office is offering to assist those with approved cards who are awaiting production by sending a list of those individuals to the USCIS to verify the status of production. Those affected can visit the Ombudsman’s website and file a request. Meanwhile, The governments of St. Lucia and Dominica have both indicated their plans to decriminalize marijuana and establish a cannabis industry in their respective countries. Dominica’s legislation will provide among other things, for the decriminalization of possession of 28 grams of marijuana or less. Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerritt said that his administration will forge ahead on the matter of developing a revenue stream, and foreign exchange earnings from a marijuana industry. St. Lucia, on the other hand, has began drafting of legislation that would establish a cannabis industry in the island. The law will also included looking at personal use, religious use and medicinal use of marijuana. Authorization was also given to look into the expungment of records for people incarcerated for marijuana of “less than 30 grams”, without violence attached to the charge. Now for the news in the detail For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Additionally, the country’s ministry of tourism has announced that no hotel or resort is permitted to allow guests to remain on its property without producing a negative COVID-19 test. This rules applies to both Bahamians and international travelers. The two islands join other countries in the region like Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, The Cayman Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were marijuana is decriminalized. Coming up in the newscast, USCIS experiences delay in printing work permits and green cards, St. Lucia and Dominica move to decriminalize marijuana and Bahamas announces additional lockdowns after spike in COVID-19 cases. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; The USCIS has left hundreds of thousands of immigrants without their proper documents as the agency’s backlog for printing work permits and green cards have skyrocketed to over 150,000. The reason for the delays, it seems, is that the USCIS had a contract with an outside company to produce employment authorization documents (work permits) and green cards, which ended in June 2020. But rather than renew the contract, the USCIS decided to produce the cards in-house. Given the COVID-19 crisis and layoff’s of the agency, USCIS no longer has the financial or human resources to print the documents at the previous pace. Now for Caribbean News, Grenada yesterday announced a new case of the coronavirus, after going six weeks without any new reported cases. Health authorities said that a passenger who arrived on the island from the United States last week had tested positive for COVID-19. The island now has 24 cases of the virus, with 23 recoveries. The unidentified person was among a group of Grenadians who returned via a charter Jetblue flight last Wednesday and that under the new health protocol, all persons arriving on an international flight must be placed in 14 days mandatory quarantine. The island’s Maurice Bishop International Airport have been open to regional and charter flights, with international commercial flights schedule to commence on August 1. You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m…last_img read more

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