MUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies Women stormed into their first ever final of a Twenty20 World Cup when they outplayed New Zealand Women by six runs in the second semi-final of the 2016 edition at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday.Having previously gone out at the semi-final stage of the last three T20 World Cups, the Caribbean girls made no mistake this time around, rattling up a challenging 143 for six off their 20 overs and then bowling well to restrict the Kiwis to 137 for eight.Sent in, West Indies Women were propelled by a top score of 61 from Britney Cooper, who fashioned her maiden half-century in T20s.She faced 48 balls and counted five fours and two sixes and put on 60 for the second wicket with captain Stafanie Taylor, who scored 25. Cooper added another 44 for the third wicket, with Deandra Dottin, who got 20.Seamer Sophie Devine was the best bowler, producing a career-best performance of four for 22 from her four overs.In reply, New Zealand Women were undermined by Taylor, who claimed three for 26 with her incisive off-spin, while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher proved economical, conceding just 20 runs from her four overs and taking one wicket.ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCESara McGlashan top-scored with 38 from 30 deliveries, Amy Satterthwaite struck 24 from 29 balls, while Devine chipped in with a cameo 22 from 14 balls, to complete a solid all-round performance.New Zealand Women were threatening victory at 108 for three in the 17th over with McGlashan and Satterthwaite involved in a 59-run fourth run stand.However, Taylor removed both in successive deliveries to deal the Kiwis a fatal blow and hurt their momentum as five wickets tumbled for 29 runs.The victory set up a meeting with nemesis Australia in Sunday’s final, following the reigning champions’ five-run win over England Women in Wednesday’s first semi-final.
A junior student of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Liberia (UL) who died recently after he sustained multiples injuries, as a result of a fence that felt on him will be buried on Saturday, May 17.The incident took place on May 3, within the compound of the American Cooperative School, on the Old Road in Sinkor, where he was employed as a contractor.The late Moses Newon Teayah was born 1983, unto the union of Pastor John P. Teayah and Martha M. Teayah.He was a member of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in Duport Road, Paynesville outside of Monrovia.Explaining circumstances leading to the death of Moses, McCarthy Teayah , elder brother of Moses, said “We don’t know what killed Moses or how he died. What we were told by friends is that he died when a fence fell on him,” McCarthy explained in tears.According to him, they are still waiting to hear from the government on the cause of death.“Moses was one of the brains behind the entire family; we depended on him for our survival. How are we going to make it,” McCarthy lamented.He said, Moses’ remains will be removed from the Alfred Butler Funeral Home at about 4 p.m. on May 16, and taken to the Family Federation Headquarters Church on Duport Road Market, behind the mosque for a night of wake keeping, and burial will be on Saturday, May 17, at the Shara Community Cemetery on the Duport Road.Moses leaves to mourn his mother, Martha M. Teayah, father Pastor John P. Teayah, three sisters, Mabel, Joyce and Kyeong-hi, and a brother, McCarthy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
E Division (Linden and Kwakwani) Commander, Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus and Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Inspector Chubinauth Singh, have been transferred from the Division along with two other senior ranks who were attached to the Mackenzie Police Station, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The other ranks include a Corporal and Sergeant. Brutus, who was moved to A Division (Georgetown- East Bank Demerara) where he now serves as Deputy Commander, confirmed that he was informed by Police Headquarters of the transfer on Tuesday, but the actual move was put into effect on Wednesday. Guyana Times understands that Inspector Singh has been transferred to D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) and was reassigned his post. Former A Division Deputy Commander, Senior Superintendent Karim Baksh, will now serve as E Division Commander. The post formerly filled by Police Inspector Singh has also been filled.Commander Calvin BrutusWhile the reason for the transfers is unclear, there were numerous complaints levelled against the outgoing officers by residents and senior officials within Region 10 which prompted an investigation by the Office of the President and Police Headquarters. However, the findings of the investigations have not been released to the public. In February, several Lindeners had protested against the outgoing officers, accusing them of Police brutality and excessive force, however, the allegations were denied by the ranks. The protesting residents had also requested their removal. The protest also prompted a meeting between then Commander Brutus and Regional Chairman Renis Morian, who had expressed frustration at the allegations.Recently, Morian and the outgoing Commander were at loggerheads following the detention of a Regional Councillor within the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) over allegations of damage to property overseen by the Council. The Councillor was charged in connection with an incident at the Block 22 Multipurpose Hall at Wismar, Linden. However, according to the Regional Chairman, the RDC (which is responsible for the facility) never made a report. During an interview with the media last week, Morian further expressed dissatisfaction over the brief detention of the Councillor who had reportedly fallen ill during his detention, noting that he had written to the President and Minister of State Joseph Harmon. He said he visited the outgoing Commander last Thursday but was met with much resistance.When contacted over the issue, Brutus confirmed the visit by Morian and the accused Councillor, but indicated that it was the Regional Chairman who was arrogant in his actions during the meeting. He said after the matter against the Councillor was reported and some initial action had been taken, a report was subsequently done and sent for advice but the file is yet to return with the advice. However, some charge was made and an arrest warrant was issued for the Councillor. “An arrest warrant don’t issue for you unless you’re summoned or you sign a recognisance acknowledging that you have to go to court on a particular date and time,” Brutus stated. He added that he was told that the Police had tried to execute the warrant on two occasions prior to the visit on Thursday; however the Councillor had indicated that his lawyer would be speaking to the Police.This newspaper understands that he has not been re-arrested since. The Commander further stated that the Councillor was well aware of the arrest warrant. Brutus noted that during the visit to the Police station, the Councillor did not speak, but allowed the Regional Chairman to do so on his behalf. Just last week, the car of the outgoing Inspector Singh, which bore licence plate number PKK5689, went up in flames in front of his Moraballi Street Retrieve, Mackenzie residence.According to Police reports, Singh was asleep at the time and was awaken by the sound of an explosion. Afterwards, his car, a Toyota 212, was discovered engulfed by flames.On Wednesday, a number of residents of the Linden community after learning of the transfers, expressed shock, with some opining that the Police team did a good job in keeping the crime rate in the community under control.
He said the Disaster Financial Assistance Program under the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) to cover the cost of repairs for uninsurable, disaster-related property damage. He said, generally, damage caused to private residences as a result of over-land flooding would be covered, while damages that might otherwise be insurable such as from a sewer back-up would not be eligible.More information of the program can be found at www.pep.bc.ca/dfa_claims/dfa.html. Environment Canada predicts showers and thunderstorms persisting today and throughout the rest of this week, but it appears the heavy rainfall is over. Kevin Henderson, director of infrastructure for the City of Dawson Creek, said the water level in the Dawson Creek appeared to peak early Sunday morning and is slowly starting to return to normal.”It appears the water came up higher than it did two weeks ago,” he said.Several city streets had to be closed as a result of wash-outs, but as of Sunday afternoon, Henderson said all roads were reopened with the exception of 17 Street between 102 and 100 Avenues, which was reopened earlier today.- Advertisement -He said he wasn’t aware of any other major issues with the city’s infrastructure.However, many residents and business owners will now begin to asses any flood damage. Fire chief Gordon Smith said he is aware of at least four families that self-evacuated between Friday and Sunday due to flooding – one in the area of 17 Street and Willowbrook Crescent, two near the intersection of 17 Street and 102 Avenue, and one along Eighth Street. He said three of those families have found accommodations with family or friends, and one family was accommodated in a local hotel through Emergency Social Services.”Now it’s just a matter of assessing the damage, making the repairs and doing the paperwork,” said Smith. “We will be assisting families in how to fill out the paperwork for any provincial funding.”Advertisement
1 Vincent Kompany insists ex-Chelsea star Kevin De Bruyne would be a phenomenal signing for Manchester City.The Blues captain believes his Belgium team-mate would give the side an extra edge if they finally strike a deal with Wolfsburg.De Bruyne has been linked with a Premier League return this summer as Manuel Pellegrini looks to strengthen his attacking options.Kompany has played alongside the midfielder De Bruyne for their country and knows first hand what an influence he would be as City look to improve their squad.“Let me put it this way, he’s definitely not going to make the team weaker. He’s a phenomenal player,” he said.“Our squad can become stronger by getting everyone in the right direction.“We had so many players – and I was one of them, especially at the end of last season – who didn’t perform and if they do then it’s like having six or seven new players. Then we do have a stronger squad.“Players like Raheem [Sterling] and [Fabian] Delph, from what I’ve seen, will give us something different.” Kevin De Bruyne
RORY AND PADDY AT LKRFCIRELAND’S rugby legends were in Co Donegal today – getting a warm welcome from players, staff and fans at Letterkenny Rugby Club.Above is Rory MacGinty playing at U12s in LKRFC from Gaelscoil Adhamhnain and the famous Paddy Johns Current Dungannon Head Coach and below is Finbar Rafferty from The Glebe Sports Partnership talking to Paddy Johns about the successful joint venture between the Letterkenny Gaels and the Letterkenny Rugby Club.Paul Wallace said they as visitors were so impressed with the joint venture that they want to come back next year to see the finished premises. Paul Wallace and Boyd Robinson also agreed to work together in the Coastal Cancer Challenge 2013 to raise funds for Cancer Charity. Paul would like to enter a team from C.R.O.S.S in aid of Cancer Research at St James Hospital.The stopover at the Glebe was attended by many well wishers including the Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin and Mayor of Donegal Frank McBrearty as well as the President of the Rugby Club Martin Moylan. RUGBY STARS GET DONEGAL WELCOME AT LETTERKENNY RFC was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Donegal Creameries have finally agreed a deal to sell their dairy division.The iconic Donegal company had been locked in talks with Connacht Gold for the sale of its dairy business for the past three months.Advanced negotiations broke down just three weeks ago and it looked like the deal had turned sour. However Donegaldaily.com understands the sale was finally agreed on Saturday evening.Connacht Gold will pay €13.5m in cash for the businesses, with further payments of up to €7.4m dependent on the performance of the milk business this year.The co-op said the deal involved Donegal Creameries’ 120 million litres milk pool, a liquid milk processing facility at Killygordon and 11 retail stores – nine in Donegal and two in Northern Ireland. The stores mainly sell fertiliser, feeds and other products to farmers.Donegal Creameries’ dairy division, which accounted for 46 per cent of the company’s turnover last year, has been struggling in recent times. Results for the company for the first six months of this year have show that Donegal Creameries made a loss of €970,000 compared to a profit of €350,000 for the same period last year.Donegal Creameries’ agri-inputs and seed potato business saw a strong improvement in profits during the same period.The company owns a number of agri-stores around Donegal including Letterkenny, Kerrykeel, Killygordan, Lifford and Creeslough.While a number are trading well, it is believed a number of the stores are struggling.The company, which has been listed on the Iseq’s junior exchange since 1997, already supplies milk to Connacht Gold and other co-ops, as well as manufacturing its own liquid milk and yoghurt products. It has previously indicated its support for greater consolidation in the dairy industry, a policy endorsed by the Icos (Irish Co-operative Organisation Society).Sligo-headquartered Connacht Gold is one of the largest co-operatives in the State.Formed in 2000 following the merger of two Connaught-based co-ops, it had turnover of €300 million in 2010, up from €264 million the previous year.Pretax profits rose to €5 million in 2010 from €1.8 million in 2009, due in part to the disposal of property. Connacht Gold has previously indicated its interest in pursuing acquisition opportunities in 2011.EndsDEAL FINALLY DONE TO SELL DONEGAL CREAMERIES’ DAIRY DIVISION…AND AGRI STORES was last modified: October 31st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:connacht goldDoengal Creameries
The cover of the new coffee-table book by Professors David Block and Ken Freeman, titled Shrouds of the Night. (Image: David Block) From left: Stephen Hawking, Neil Turok, Nelson Mandela, Pik Botha and David Block, photographed during Hawking’s visit to SA in May 2008. (Image: David Block) Eminent astronomer David Block.Janine ErasmusA new book published by distinguished South African astronomer David Block and his Australian colleague Ken Freeman will sweep aside the clouds of cosmic dust that have obscured our view of our galaxy and those around us.To coincide with the International Year of Astronomy, the two academics have published a 436-page treatise titled Shrouds of the Night: Masks of the Milky Way and Our Awesome New View of Galaxies. Launched in South Africa in January 2009, the lyrically-written book is the result of an eight-year collaboration and promises to reveal fascinating new glimpses into the structure of the universe.Because they have now discovered that the universe is much more symmetrical than was first thought, the pair has also been able to develop a new system of galaxy classification. Their system is based on symmetrical patterns rather than existing criteria such as magnitude, resolvability, brightness and roundness of galaxies.Such a system was previously unattainable because of the obscuring effect of vast clouds of galactic dust – the shrouds of the night mentioned in the book’s title.Block and Freeman used the technique of near-infrared photography to capture their groundbreaking starry images. With the help of an infrared camera mounted on Nasa’s Spitzer space telescope, they were able to pierce the galactic dust that for centuries had prevented astronomers from accurately seeing what the universe really looks like.Minute chemical factoriesFor many years astronomers believed that the dark patches between stars were devoid of matter. Now it is a known fact that these are no vacant holes, but rather are filled with cosmic dust.These dust grains are so cold, say Block and Freeman in their book, that any chemical matter they encounter will stick to them. At temperatures of up to -253°C, grains accumulate frozen shells of water, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, and other molecules. Simple molecules are converted into more complex compounds under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, turning the dust grains into veritable chemical factories – albeit very tiny ones. Thus evolves the universe.The book also delves into the mystery of the dark matter that surrounds galaxies. Freeman, an expert on the subject, wrote extensively on dark matter in his book The Hunt for Dark Matter in Galaxies. He said that most galaxies are enveloped in huge dark halos that contain up to 20 times as much mass as the luminous stars and cold gas in the galaxies themselves, but that emit no light at all.Pioneering astrophotographers Shrouds of the Night features background information on general photography, and highlights work from astrophotography pioneers such as Isaac Roberts, who in 1887 took the first permanent image of M31, the spiral galaxy in the Andromeda constellation, and Edward Barnard, who specialised in taking pictures of the Milky Way and also discovered Amalthea, the fifth moon of Jupiter.Once the reader has absorbed the importance of this early work, the authors then present their new view of the cosmos, obtained using some of the most advanced ground and space-based telescopes.One of these is the Spitzer space telescope, which was launched into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2003. Spitzer is the largest infrared telescope ever launched, and with its highly sensitive instruments has peered into regions that have always been blocked to optical telescopes by dense clouds of gas and dust. Infrared light penetrates the dust to reveal what lies behind – star formations, the centres of galaxies, and newly forming planetary systems.A stellar careerDavid Block, Director of the Anglo American Cosmic Dust Laboratory and Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Wits University, is held in the highest esteem by the international astronomical fraternity.“I wanted to pursue studies in astronomy and my father was my biggest supporter,” said Block in an interview some years ago. “Leon Block always encouraged me to question things, to look beyond the ordinary and to make up my own mind. After all, we were Jews and that was part of our tradition as well.”Block holds a masters degree in Relativistic Astrophysics and a Ph.D. in Astronomy, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London at the tender age of 19. Since then his career has soared and he has been a visiting astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, the Institute of Astronomy in Hawaii, and Harvard’s Centre for Astrophysics.Block is the only South African researcher whose work has twice made the cover of Nature, the respected international journal of science. In 2006 he received Wits University’s highest research accolade, the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award. A popular motivational speaker, he is also the resident astronomer on Talk Radio 702 and CapeTalk Radio.American astronomer John Kormendy has this to say about Block: “David Block is to South Africa what Carl Sagan was to American astronomy – his pioneering discoveries are reshaping astronomical paradigms, and his imprint on human culture is a legacy to all South Africans as you build your future in the technological 21st century.”Ken Freeman is Duffield Professor of Astronomy at the Australian National University in Canberra. Considered to be one of the fathers of the dark matter field of study, Freeman was a fellow of Cambridge’s Trinity College and has taught at institutions such as Leiden University, the University of Groningen and the University of Texas. He is one of Australia’s most frequently cited scientists.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at firstname.lastname@example.org.Related articlesPredicting storms in spaceSouth Africa takes to spaceAfrican eyes on the universeUseful linksProfessor David BlockWitwatersrand UniversityNatureSpitzer space telescopeJohannesburg planetariumInternational Year of AstronomyCool Cosmos – infrared astronomy
21 January 2015We will market our successes and share our plans to deal with our challenges, President Jacob Zuma said as the South African delegation touched down in Switzerland on Tuesday, ahead of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in the village of Davos.Zuma said South Africa was looking forward to a successful session in the Swiss village, where it would promote the National Development Plan (NDP) to the world.More than 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2 500 leaders from business and society will convene at the 45th WEF annual meeting from 21 to 24 January.“We are ready to communicate our country’s successes and also to share our plans to deal with the challenges that we face,” said Zuma.Job driversSouth Africa would market its identified six job drivers that are designed to achieve much-needed growth with decent jobs, the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.The six job drivers are infrastructure development, agriculture, mining and beneficiation, manufacturing, the green economy, and tourism.“Under infrastructure, energy ranks high up given the challenges that the country faces with regards to energy constraints,” the Presidency said.South Africa will also market the new flagship project, Operation Phakisa, especially the component dealing with promoting the ocean economy.“Areas of focus are marine transport and manufacturing activities such as coastal shipping, trans-shipment, boat building, repair and refurbishment, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture and marine protection services and ocean governance,” said the Presidency.Promotion of InvestmentIt said the country had further enhanced the investment legislative environment through the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, which had been concluded after “extensive consultations”.“The Bill aims to update and modernise South Africa’s legal framework to protect investment and ensure that South Africa remains open to foreign investment.“It is also designed to ensure that the country’s legal framework does not override existing legislation protecting investment.“[It] ensures a balance between the rights and obligations of investors and of government, particularly in respect of Constitutional obligations to advance the public interest and clarifies standards of protection for investors – both foreign and domestic – by setting out provisions ordinarily found in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in a manner that is consistent with the South African Constitution and existing legal framework,” the Presidency said.Economic blueprintThe Presidency said the NDP – South Africa’s plan to boost the economy and eradicate poverty and unemployment by 2030 – was already being implemented by all government departments.“The plan shapes government’s budget allocation as we move towards 2030. Through the NDP, we also aim to position South Africa as a key destination for foreign direct investment. Key elements of the plan do not require additional resources and long lead times.“Business has a significant role to play in the success of the NDP. It is crucial for business and government to work together to drive competitiveness and promote long- term growth, as well as the creation of jobs,” Zuma said.Team South Africa in DavosFollow Team South Africa at WEF Davos on @Brand_SA #SAinDavos or @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.Source: SAnews.gov
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