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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III, Starring Tony Winner Mark Rylance, Recoup on Broadway

first_img Samuel Barnett Related Shows Mark Rylance The acclaimed all-male Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III recouped their $3.1 million investment, producers announced on January 9. Directed by Tim Carroll, the shows, playing in repertory, began their run at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre on October 15, and are scheduled to end their limited engagement on February 16. View Comments View All (4) Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 16, 2014 Star Files Starring two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance as Olivia in Twelfth Night and the title role in Richard III, the productions feature live music played on traditional Elizabethan instruments with the stage lit almost exclusively by the glow of 100 candles. Audiences are able witness the pre-show ritual of actors dressing and preparing their makeup on stage. In addition to Rylance, cast members include Stephen Fry, Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Colin Hurley, Jethro Skinner, Angus Wright, Terry McGinity, Kurt Egyiawan, Matt Harrington, Matthew Schechter Hayden Signoretti and Joseph Timms. Stephen Fry Paul Chahidi Twelfth Nightlast_img read more

Tips for ‘brown thumbs’

first_imgLet the sunshine inThe other key to healthy indoor plants is making sure they getenough sunlight.”Most plants need high levels of indirect light,” he said.”Usually, the brighter the better.”Signs of insufficient light include loss of foliage, weakappearance and spindly, stretched branches.Sudden temperature changes are also harmful to houseplants.”Avoid fast temperature changes by keeping plants away from doorsand heating or air-conditioning vents,” Crawford said.It’s not just energy wise to turn your household thermostat downduring winter months. It’s good for your houseplants, too.”Turning down the temperature at night to between 60 and 65degrees can actually prolong the life of flowering plants,” hesaid.Flowering and foliage plants can make great holiday gifts. Justmake sure the recipient is a plant lover, or your gift may beshort-lived. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGiving a plant to someone without a green thumb can be likegiving a pet to someone who isn’t an animal lover.”How long potted plants remain attractive depends on the care yougive them,” said Jim Crawford, the University of GeorgiaCooperative Extension coordinator in Jefferson County.Crawford says the keys to successfully growing plants lie in howmuch water and light you give them.”Large plants in small containers dry out quickly,” he said. “Andthe low humidity from the central heat in most homes increasessoil drying.”Keep soil moistTo make sure your potted plants don’t dry out, he suggestschecking the soil daily and watering the plant if the soil feelsdry to the touch.”You don’t just check the soil surface,” he said. “Often thesurface will feel dry when the soil around the roots is stillmoist.”Push about an inch of your finger into the soil. If it feelsmoist, don’t water the plant, he said. Over-watering can promote diseasesOverwatering can be just as damaging to houseplants asunderwatering.”Root diseases can develop anytime the roots are stressed withtoo much fertilizer, root wounding and poorly drained soil,”Crawford said.Signs of root diseases include plants wilting, the death ofindividual branches and the yellowing of lower leaves.Crawford says there’s a “fine line between too little and toomuch water” when it comes to houseplants.”As a rule, the longer the soil stays wet, the greater thelikelihood of developing root rot,” he said.He recommends using the amount of water it takes to cause somewater to drain from the pot’s bottom.During the holiday season, houseplant pots are often decoratedwith colorful foil. Poke a hole in the foil on the bottom of thepot to ensure the plant can drain, he said.”After you make a hole, place the pot on a saucer to keep excesswater off your furniture,” he said.Discard water that collects in the saucer. “Don’t reuse thatwater or let the plant wick it up,” Crawford said. “This canrestrict root growth, causing poor plant performance.”last_img read more

Equine Field Day for Youth

first_imgFulton County Cooperative Extension will be all about horses at their 2nd Annual Equine Education Day set for Saturday, April 28. Young people interested in horses should make plans to join the Fulton County Extension staff, the Atlanta Black Rodeo Association and the Horse Industry Committee of Georgia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they present the Wonderful World of Horses. The event, which will take place at Camp Fulton-Truitt 4-H Center in College Park, hopes to introduce youth to the equine industry in a hands-on way. “Once again, we hope children and teens who attend this event will look at the equine industry as a career option,” said Menia Chester, director of Fulton County Extension. “In 2011, over 400 kids participated and enjoyed the day.” Attendees will enjoy a mini-rodeo, learn the importance of proper horse care and have the chance to observe various styles of riding. Equine educators from the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University will also be on hand to talk about various career opportunities within both the equine industry and agriculture as a whole. Registration is encouraged for this free event. To register or for more information, call the Fulton Extension office at (404) 332-2400 or email [email protected] by Tuesday, April 24.last_img read more

New Charges Added in Bay Shore ‘DWI’ Crash That Killed 3

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A driver has been arrested for allegedly racing a suspected drunken driver who authorities said caused the fiery crash that killed a father and his two children in Bay Shore last month.Sheon Richards, 23, of St. Albans, pleaded not guilty Thursday at Suffolk County court to charges of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, speeding and failure to maintain lane.Oniel Sharpe Jr. , the 24-year-old Springfield Gardens man accused of crashing into the family’s car, and Demetri Stewart, the 23-year-old Cambria Heights man who allegedly helped him fleethe scene, were also indicted on new, upgraded charges.“Richards is going 90, 95 mph and he told investigators that at that speed, his friend, Oniel Sharpe Jr., is catching up to him ,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “Witnesses who saw Sharpe’s car weaving from lane to lane estimate his speed to be between 120, 130 mph.”Prosecutors said Sharpe and Richards were both racing BMWs on the Southern State Parkway when when Sharpe allegedly rear-ended a car near exit 41 at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12.Three people in the vehicle that Sharpe allegedly hit—37-year-old Ancio Ostane and his two children, Andy, 8, and Sephora, 4—were trapped in the burning vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.Their mother and Ancio’s wife, Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane, escaped and was taken to South Side Hospital in Bay Shore, where she was treated for minor injuries and released. The family was on their way home to St. Albans after leaving a family party in Central Islip, police said.Sharpe, who previously pleaded not guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, also pleaded not guilty to new charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, manslughter, tampering with evidence, reckless driving and traffic violations.Stewart, who previously pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, hindering prosecution and criminal facilitation, also pleaded not guilty to new charges of leaving the scene of an accident, criminal facilitation, making a false statement and marijuana possession.Instead of trying to help the victims, Spota said that Sharpe and Stewart “shamelessly sought to cover up their involvement in the crash by discarding evidence, leaving the scene and intentionally misleading and lying to investigators.”The district attorney added that investigators have a video showing Sharpe retrieving a bottle from the backseat of his car and heaving it away from his vehicle—but authorities found a bottle of Patron Tequila from the brush near the crash scene.In addition to the crash-related charges, Spota said Sharpe’s 24-year-old cousin, Courtney Sharpe of Springfield Gardens, was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and attempted identity theft after authorities found 23 counterfeit cards hidden in the steering column of the BMW X-5 Sharpe was driving, according to investigators.Courtney Sharpe also pleaded not guilty. Her bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. Her cousin’s bail was set at $500,000 cash or $1.5 million bond. Bail for Stewart was set at $150,000 cash or $300,000 bond and Richards was released without bail.last_img read more

Indonesia reports 2 H5N1 deaths

first_imgEditor’s note: This story was revised Feb 13 to include a clarification about the number of avian flu cases in Indonesia that have been confirmed by the World Health Organization.Feb 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s health ministry yesterday announced two H5N1 avian influenza deaths, involving a woman and a boy from West Java, according to news services.The woman, 22, died yesterday morning at Slamet Hospital in Garut, and a 9-year-old boy died in the same hospital later that afternoon, the Jakarta Post reported today. If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms their cases and two other cases reported by Indonesian officials last week, the country’s official avian flu toll will be 85 cases with 65 deaths.The woman apparently had contact with dead chickens a week before she died, hospital spokesman Yogi Suprayogi told the Associated Press (AP) yesterday. He said hundreds of chickens had mysteriously died in the woman’s village, Karangpawitan, about 125 miles southeast of Jakarta, in recent days, and four other people from the woman’s village had become ill.Few details were available about the boy. The Post reported he was referred to Slamet Hospital 2 days ago. His family brought him home from the hospital yesterday morning, but hospital officials persuaded the family to bring him back, the story said.I Nyoman Kandun, Indonesia’s health minister, told the Post that the two deaths serve as a reminder to keep people and poultry apart. “Other provincial administrations should follow the Jakarta administration in its effort to keep poultry away from people,” he said. Mass culling of birds and backyard poultry was set to begin Feb 1 throughout Jakarta and surrounding areas, but the city has been hit by massive flooding in recent days.West Java Health Agency Director Yudi Prayudha said 27 people from West Java had been infected with avian flu since last 2005, and 23 of them died.Meanwhile, South Korea reported another avian flu outbreak in poultry 2 days ago, bringing the total since November 2006 to six. The outbreak occurred at a chicken farm in Ansong city in Kyonggi province, about 50 miles southeast of Seoul, and agriculture officials have confirmed that it is the H5N1 strain, Bloomberg News reported.In response to the outbreak, agriculture officials ordered the culling of 240,000 birds, including 133,000 chickens, Bloomberg reported. The Korea Times reported today that though the new outbreak is about 30 to 40 miles from two of the recent outbreak sites, authorities think it unlikely that the virus spread from one of the latter sites, the Times reported. Instead, officials suspect it was spread by migratory birds living near the Ansong River.In Pakistan, government officials confirmed that H5N1 avian flu had been detected in a chicken flock and peacocks at a home in Islamabad, the capital, the AP reported yesterday. It was the third such finding in a week, the AP said. Pakistan had poultry outbreaks in 2006, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), but no human cases have been reported.See also:Nov 22, 2006, FAO avian flu bulletin with chart of H5N1 outbreaks by country read more

Asian shares tick up, eyes on China-US trade relations

first_imgAnalysts expect trading to be subdued with United States and UK markets shut for public holidays.“Nevertheless, focus is likely to be on China’s National People’s Congress, as discussions of political and economic policies continue,” ANZ analysts wrote in a note.“Geopolitics will gain attention as US-China relations continue to represent a downside risk for markets,” ANZ added.On Friday, China proposed imposing national security laws on Hong Kong as Beijing unveiled details of the legislation that critics see as a turning point for the former British colony. Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as central bank largesse globally boosted sentiment but rising trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies dulled risk appetite.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent with South Korea, Australia and New Zealand all starting higher.Japan’s Nikkei jumped 1.5 percent after the Nikkei newspaper reported the country was considering a fresh stimulus package worth over US$929 billion that will consist mostly of financial aid programmes for companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal drew the ire of Hong Kong residents who defied social distancing rules and protested on streets while the United States warned Beijing’s move could lead to US sanctions.The US Commerce Department said late on Friday it was adding 33 Chinese companies and other institutions to a blacklist for human rights violations and to address US national security concerns.Sino-US ties have nosedived since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, with the administrations of President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping trading barbs over the pandemic, including accusations of cover-ups and lack of transparency.The two superpowers have also clashed over Hong Kong, human rights, trade and US support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan.At the same time, analysts say extensive central bank stimulus to help blunt the economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to underpin sentiment and buoy equity markets.Japan, last week, unveiled a lending programme to channel nearly $280 billion to small businesses hit by the coronavirus. India slashed rates for a second time this year and the European Central Bank, in the minutes from its last meeting, said it was ready to expand emergency bond purchases as early as June.Later in the day, investor attention will shift to Germany, where the May IFO survey is expected to show some improvement off a record low base.Action in currencies was a tad muted.The dollar was up 0.1 percent on the Japanese yen at 107.73. The euro held near a one-week trough at $1.0903. Sterling added 0.1 percent to $1.2182 while the Australian dollar gained 0.1 percent to $0.6543 after losses on Thursday and Friday.Rising trade tensions hit oil prices with US crude falling 20 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $33.05 a barrel. Brent was off 31 cents, or 0.9 percent, at 34.82.Spot gold was off a bit at $1,730.5 an ounce.Topics :last_img read more

Agricultural sector vital says Acting Prime Minister Ambrose George

first_imgAgricultural products on display at the Roseau Market.Acting Prime Minister Ambrose George says the Agriculture Sector is vitally important in the gamut of economic and social interactions of the region’s people. He told the opening ceremony of the climate change and science and technology workshop at the Arawak House of Culture on Sunday that the Caribbean therefore examine more closely, the interactions of climate change and the key factors of agricultural production, the rural way of life, as well as the threats to coastal communities and infrastructure investments.“We need to take stock of the probable negative impacts that climate change will have in the agriculture of the future. It has been widely reported that the negative impacts, such as drought, intense rainfall, flooding and sea level rise etc. will cost the English speaking Caribbean 5% of GDP annually,” he said.According to George, here in Dominica, this is already being felt as government must respond to different forms of natural disasters each year. “Just recently, we were placed under a tropical storm warning but thank God, we were spared any damage. Only to find ourselves two weeks later having to respond to major flooding along the west coast, without warning, from some band of intense rain, I am told was associated to the passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia,” he explained.George said “I don’t think there is anyone in the affected communities alive today, who have witnessed similar flooding before. Therefore, we can conclude with a high degree of certainty that the climate is changing and that its adverse effects are taking a heavy toll on our national budget. We estimate the recent flooding will cost the Treasury of Dominica tens of millions, in addition to costs borne out by private individuals and institutions,” he said.Meantime George says this year’s Caribbean Week of Agriculture should be judged not by the declarations that we expect will come out of it, but rather it should be judged by the practical, fundable action plans and a schedule of major milestones that are implemented before the next Caribbean Week of Agriculture. “I say these things so that we remind ourselves of a number of initiatives that are approved by the Heads of Caricom, but somewhat seem to fade into the background once the Heads look the other way,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Agricultural sector vital says Acting Prime Minister Ambrose George by: – October 10, 2011center_img Share Share 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Maja: I dreamt playing for Arsenal

first_img Promoted ContentArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja, has put Arsenal on high alert by admitting he dreamt one day playing for the Gunners. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img ‘My team is Arsenal, so hopefully one day I’ll get the opportunity to play for them. If not, then I’ll keep supporting them anyway. The Gunners are struggling to keep hold of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, which could mean they’re in the market for a striker. Read Also:French Cup: Maja’s goal fails to save Bordeaux from defeat Mikel Arteta explains why Sokratis was moaning during Arsenal win over Portsmouth Do your bit for the environment with a Scottish holiday in 2020 The London-born forward has attracted attention from Chelsea this season with reports in France claiming the Blues have scouted the 21-year-old. Nigeria international started his career at Sunderland but move to Ligue 1 in 2018 and he’s established himself as a first-team player this term, scoring six goals in 15 appearances for Bordeaux. Both Chelsea and Everton are said to be interested in the striker but Maja is clear that the only Premier League club he dreams of is Arsenal. Obviously, growing up in London, one of my dreams is to play in the Premier League,’ Maja told BeIN Sports. ‘Hopefully, in the future, that opportunity will come.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mayweather squandered $1bn fortune – Amir Khan

first_img “He spends a lot of money, but I don’t know if he’s ever going to want to come back. As I said, maybe he’s going to.” Mayweather is said to have earned $1billion throughout his career, but has faced accusations by McGregor and former friend 50 Cent that he has somehow blown all his cash. The former pay-per-view king has shot down the speculation linking him with a rematch against Manny Pacquiao – who he beat in 2015 – but said he would “absolutely” face McGregor again, or UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khan thinks 41-year-old PacMan, the current WBA welterweight champion, may be influencing Mayweather to make a return to the ring, even without fighting him. read also:Joshua is scared of Wilder – Amir Khan He explained: “He’s (Floyd) been out of the ring a long time and he is getting older. You have to remember his age, he’s 43 years old. “Obviously, you’ve still got Manny Pacquiao going at 41. Mayweather might see that and think I can keep going boxing as well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mayweather officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC star Conor McGregor, but sparked comeback rumours last November after announcing he was “coming out of retirement in 2020”. The 43-year-old – who followed a unique training regime throughout his unbeaten career – has since uploaded videos of himself back in the gym, even returning to sparring. And Brit Khan, who tirelessly chased a fight against Mayweather but to no avail, reckons the 50-0 US star could be preparing to lace up the gloves again because he is in need of another payday. He told World Boxing News: “I mean, Floyd Mayweather, to fight again? – At the end of the day, I don’t know. “Floyd Mayweather is one of those fighters who might have spent up (all his money) and might have to come back to the ring again.Advertisement English boxer, Amir Khan believes old rival Floyd Mayweather may only be plotting a boxing return because he has spent all of his fortune. Loading… Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On FireBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europelast_img read more

Best encouraged by blooming talents

first_img Press Association “Competition for places drives everyone on and hopefully raises standards across the board.” Moore has just 23 senior Leinster appearances to his name since his provincial debut in April 2012. The 22-year-old has racked up 18 of those in his breakthrough season though, and secured a new Leinster deal, snubbing interest from the likes of Aviva Premiership clubs Exeter and Harlequins. The Castleknock College and Ireland Under-20s graduate is highly regarded in Irish Rugby Football Union quarters, and looks to have earned a first chance to impress under head coach Joe Schmidt. Club-mate McGrath made his Ireland debut in the 40-9 November Test victory over Samoa, claiming man-of-the-match honours. Ireland boss Schmidt is likely to make few changes from the starting line-up that lost out so agonisingly 24-22 to world champions New Zealand in Dublin in November. Luke Fitzgerald is expected to partner Fergus McFadden on the wings when former Leinster coach Schmidt names his squad to face Scotland on Friday. Ulster flanker Chris Henry should slot in for Sean O’Brien, who will miss four months’ action after shoulder surgery, and that could free up a spot on the bench for the uncapped Cardiff Blues loose forward Robin Copeland. Best expects Scotland to scrap and spoil for every shred on Sunday, admitting the visitors will punish any lack of accuracy and physicality at the breakdown. “Their back row are very abrasive so you’ve go to roll up your sleeves and prepare for battle,” said Best. “You look at their pack, and the breakdown is massive. “The back row will cause plenty of problems, but even Jim Hamilton and some of the front row, they are very dangerous over the ball if you let them get in. “And it’s going to be very tough to slow their ball down because they are big men, they carry hard and they hit rucks hard too. “It’s a great challenge against a big pack, but that brings pressure too, because you need to perform.” Rookie international props Jack McGrath and Martin Moore have turned Ireland scrummaging sessions into a fearsome contest, according to Rory Best. Ulster hooker Best will win his 71st cap, with Sean Cronin among the replacements and McGrath in line for just his fourth international outing if he joins the fray. Best admitted Ireland’s forwards have sunk their teeth into some testing scrum tussles in training at their Carton House base in Six Nations preparations. “When we’re training in the scrum now, if you don’t get it right you’re going to get done, which is exactly what it will be like on Sunday,” said 31-year-old Best. “And that’s important. It obviously brings competition for places, which is good for everyone, with these young guys coming through. “There’s some real competition in training there now. From that side of things it’s great to see, especially with their age profile too, these guys are young and have a fantastic future ahead of them. “It’s important that they know now that this is just step one, getting into the extended squad is just step one. “And then getting into the match-day squad is step two, and then you’ve got to be looking to start and push to better yourself every time. “That’s the attitude they will adapt, they’ve already given that impression, and it’s great for the squad. Leinster duo McGrath and Moore are primed for bench duty in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland in Dublin. Fast-developing tighthead Moore is expected to win his first cap as a replacement, with experienced campaigners Cian Healy and Mike Ross Ireland’s starting props. last_img read more

Vargas’ agent ‘in London for talks’

first_img “We are studying the possibility of a loan move,” Vargas’ agent Cristian Ogalde told Chilean radio station Cooperativa. “I am in London and I will see how the negotiations progress. “I am holding talks with Napoli, seeing what we are going to do with him (Vargas) and if we reach a final agreement or not. “We are on the right path.” If the deal is completed, the 24-year-old Vargas will team up with compatriot Mauricio Isla at QPR. Isla joined the Premier League outfit from Juventus earlier this month. Vargas moved to Napoli from Universidad de Chile in 2012 in a reported £11.5million transfer. The South American, who played at the World Cup in Brazil, failed to earn regular playing time at Napoli last season. He joined Spanish outfit Valencia on loan in January, where he scored three times in 17 La Liga appearances. Eduardo Vargas’ agent says he is in London holding talks with an unnamed club over the possible transfer of the Napoli striker. Reports in England suggest the Chile striker is on the verge of joining QPR on a season-long loan. Vargas, who is under contract with the Italian side until June 2017, has also been linked with Arsenal this summer. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, PAK Vs WI Live Streaming, Cricket Score Update: Gayle fifty helps Windies thrash Pakistan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 14:49 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both Pakistan and West Indies. No Asif Ali in the Pakistan side. Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad AmirWest Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas14:40 hrs IST: West Indies have chosen to bowl against Pakistan. Evin Lewis and Shannon Gabriel are not fit while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz are in the Pakistan side.14:32 hrs IST: The wicket, as expected, is an absolute shirtfront. Plenty of runs on offer and it is a bat first wicket. Can West Indies notch up the first 500 in ODIs?14:29 hrs IST: Will the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, bow out of what could be his final appearance in World Cups on a high? Can he start on a positive note? The toss is just minutes away now.14:23 hrs IST: The Pakistan cricket team have announced their 12-man squad. Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Afridi are out of this game. For West Indies, Shannon Gabriel is potentially out as he is not 100 percent.14:20 hrs IST: Trent Bridge is all set to welcome 17000 people for this match, predominantly from Pakistan. However, will their fans be prepared for the worst?Welcome to #Nottingham everyone! Over 17000 people expected today for West Indies v Pakistan @TrentBridge. The game starts at 10:30am #CWC19 #WIvsPAK— My Nottingham 🏹 (@MyNottingham) May 31, 201914:10 hrs IST: If West Indies have power in their batting, Pakistan have some flair. There is Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and the veteran, the professor, Mohammad Hafeez.14:05 hrs IST: What are the X-factors for the West Indies? They are Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. Gayle, in the recent series against England, blasted 39 sixes while Andre Russell’s strike-rate has been close to 150. For Pakistan, Babar Azam has been the chief run-getter especially against the West Indies.Chris Gayle’s Last Four ODI Innings.#Windies #ChrisGayle #Gayle #WIvsPAK #CWC19 #CWC2019— RapidLeaks (@RapidLeaksIndia) May 31, 201913:59 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This features the 1992 Champions, Pakistan, taking on the 1975 and 1979 champions West Indies in Trent Bridge. Pakistan have not enjoyed a good run heading into the World Cup, losing nine out of 10 games. New Delhi: West Indies opt to bowl vs Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 encounter in Trent Bridge. Sheldon Cottrell got the wicket of Imam ul Haq but Andre Russell was the star with two big wickets. Pakistan never recovered from the hostile pace and short bowling from the West Indies pacers as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Wahab Riaz struck some lusty blows and Pakistan crossed 100 but Oshane Thomas was the star, taking 4/27 as Pakistan were bowled out for their second-lowest score in the World Cup. In response, Shai Hope and Darren Bravo fell cheaply but Chris Gayle blasted his 52nd fifty. Nicholas Pooran struck some big hits and West Indies registered a thumping seven-wicket win against Pakistan. (SCORECARD)18:34 hrs IST: Nicholas Pooran blasts a six off Wahab Riaz’s short ball and West Indies have registered a thumping seven-wicket win against Pakistan. This is now their 10th loss in 11 games for Pakistan and their slump is really a sign of concern.18:28 hrs IST: Shimron Hetmyer survives a run-out chance as Fakhar Zaman fails to score a direct hit. Hasan Ali bowls a tight over and after 13 overs, West Indies are 96/3.18:24 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Nicholas Pooran. The fourth ball is short and Pooran steers it to third man while the fifth ball is mauled over long on for a big six. West Indies are 91/3 after 12 overs. 18:18 hrs IST: WICKET and FIFTY! Mohammad Amir takes his third wicket. Short ball outside off, Gayle looks to muscle the pull shot and gets a top edge that is taken at shortish third man. Ends a fine knock from Gayle. After 10.5 overs, West Indies are 77/3.18:13 hrs IST: After the maiden over, Riaz is taken apart by Chris Gayle. The first ball is lofted down the ground for a big six, then the second ball is clobbered to deep extra cover while the third ball is muscled away to deep midwicket. 15 runs in the over and after 10 overs, West Indies are 71/2.18:08 hrs IST: Nicholas Pooran counters the short ball well. Amir bangs it short outside off and the batsman hops and flatbats it past midwicket for a boundary. After nine overs, West Indies are 56/2 and in a comfortable position.18:04 hrs IST: MAIDEN! Superb start for Wahab Riaz. His first official ODI after two years. He starts off with a maiden over. After eight overs, West Indies are 48/2.17:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Pakistan fight and it is Amir keeping them in the hunt. Back of a length ball and it rears off the deck, Darren Bravo stabs at it and the edge is taken by Babar Azam at slip. After 6.2 overs, West Indies are 46/2.17:55 hrs IST: Gayle continues to bat confidently. Short ball from Hasan Ali and he cuts it to the third man fence while on the last ball, Gayle muscles the pull shot to the deep midwicket fence. After six overs, West Indies are 46/1.17:50 hrs IST: Darren Bravo starts cautiously and after five overs, West Indies are 38/1.17:48 hrs IST: WICKET! The short ball continues to reap dividents. After the first ball is smashed through extra cover for a boundary, Amir responds with a short ball and Hope can only punch it to Mohammad Hafeez at mid off. After 4.3 overs, West Indies are 36/1.17:44 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Gayle. He clobbers Hasan Ali for two big sixes, one over long on and one straight down the ground. This could be one of the many sixes the Universe Boss hits in the tournament. After four overs, West Indies are 32/0. 16 runs in the over.17:40 hrs IST: Shai Hope counters the short ball well but he does not time it well. West Indies are making good progress and after three overs, they are 16/0.17:36 hrs IST: Chris Gayle gets going in a streaky fashion. A short ball from Hasan Ali and Gayle top-edges the pull to fine leg and he edges the next ball to the third man boundary. Gayle survives an LBW shout but the ball was pitching outside the leg stump. After two overs, West Indies are 12/0.17:31 hrs IST: Good start from Mohammad Amir. Full in length and in the right channels, both Gayle and Shai Hope negotiate him well. West Indies are 2/0 after the first over.17:25 hrs IST: The Pakistan players are out in the middle. Can they withstand the Gayle storm? Looking at the total, the only consolation for them could be getting rid of Gayle cheaply.17:09 hrs IST: Oshane Thomas after his spell of 4/27: Andre Russell started it and it was working so I just followed him. We mixed it up, pitched it up, went short and it worked. I have faith in the batters and they have been great. A great game and we executed our plans well. And a big thumbs up to Andre Russell, he started it.16:59 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Oshane Thomas as he keeps it full and straight, Wahab attempts the slog and he is cleaned up. Pakistan are all out for 105, their second lowest total in World Cups. This has been an embarrasing sight.leaked footage of one of our training sessions before the World Cup #PAKvWI— CWC19 (@ImSalmanshkk) May 31, 201916:53 hrs IST: Yes they can get to 100, thanks to Wahab Riaz. He mauls a six over deep midwicket, slices a boundary to deep point and then blasts a six in the final ball. Jason Holder concedes 16 runs and Pakistan are 103/9 in 21 overs.16:49 hrs IST: Pakistan survive the Thomas over and after 20 overs, Pakistan are 86/9. Can they get to 100?16:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Another short ball and Mohammad Hafeez falls. They have not been able to counter the short ball at all. Oshane bangs it short and Hafeez top edges the pull, Cottrell runs in and takes the catch at fine leg. After 19.3 overs, Pakistan are 83/9.#PAKvWI2 days back she make fun of India by backing Pakistan.Today Pakistan team teaching her a lesson😂😂for her confidence.Karma is a bitch💥🔥— Ashwik (@ashwiklucky) May 31, 201916:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Another one falls. This is embarrasing for the Pakistan cricket team and their supporters. Hasan Ali awkwardly pulls a short ball from Jason Holder and he holes out to mid-off. After 18.3 overs, Pakistan are 81/8.16:37 hrs IST: Oshane Thomas bowls a short ball and Hasan Ali awkwardly fends it to deep backward square leg and Pakistan are 80/7 after 18 overs.16:34 hrs IST: WICKETS! Brilliant stuff from West Indies and Pakistan are in real trouble. Holder bangs the ball short and Imad gloves it to first slip. In the next over bowled by Oshane Thomas, Shadab Khan is trapped LBW for a golden duck and after 17.3 overs, Pakistan are 78/7.16:28 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb review from West Indies. Short ball from Jason Holder on leg stump, Sarfaraz looks to work it to the leg side but gets an edge that is not spotted by the umpire. West Indies opt for the review and there is a spike on Real-Time Snicko. In 16.1 overs, Pakistan are 77/516:25 hrs IST: Oshane Thomas recovers after being hit for two boundaries in the previous over. Good, tight bowling and Pakistan are 75/4 after 16 overs.16:17 hrs IST: Only two runs in the 15th over bowled by Carlos Brathwaite. He bowls slower bouncers and Pakistan are 72/4 in 15 overs.16:15 hrs IST: Mohammad Hafeez blasts two boundaries off Oshane Thomas, one to deep midwicket and the other to the offside. Pakistan are 70/4 after 14 overs.#Pakistan after losing last 11 odi matches and have disaster batting against west Indies #PAKvWI— Sabir mazari (@Sabirmazari55) May 31, 201916:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive one for the West Indies. Back of a length ball outside off, it zips through and Babar Azam throws his hands at it, the ball takes the outside edge and Shai Hope dives to his right to take a brilliant catch. After 13.2 overs, Pakistan are 62/4.16:05 hrs IST: Oshane Thomas bowls his first over in the World Cup and Babar Azam blasts a boundary to deep midwicket. After 12 overs, Pakistan are 58/3.15:58 hrs IST: DROPPED! Babar Azam is dropped at point off Carlos Brathwaite. Shimron Hetmyer is the culprit. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets going with a boundary to fine leg. Pakstan need runs. After 11 overs, Pakistan are 50/3.15:53 hrs IST: WICKET MAIDEN! Awesome bowling from Andre Russell and he gets his second wicket. Short of a length ball outside off, 91 mph and it climbs from the deck, Haris Sohail looks to fend at it and the edge is taken. Pakistan are 45/3 after 10 overs.Sab sy pehly west indies k against kon out ho ga #PAKvWI— Epic blogger (@kush_blog) May 31, 201915:49 hrs IST: Carlos Brathwaite follows Andre Russell’s blueprint and bowls short. Pakistan are 45/2 after nine overs.15:48 hrs IST: Andre Russell is bowling with some serious pace and Babar Azam is troubled by the short ball. After eight overs, Pakistan are 42/2.15:42 hrs IST: After five good balls from Cottrell, Haris Sohail gets going with a boundary through deep backward point. Pakistan are 40/2 after seven overs.15:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear, unfortunate way for Zaman to go. Andre Russell bangs the short ball and Zaman goes for the pull, it is too quick and he cannot connect. The ball hits the stumps and rolls back onto the stumps. Pakistan are 35/2 after six overs.15:32 hrs IST: Cottrell bowls a full toss outside off and Babar Azam smashes the ball to the deep extra cover fence. Cottrell bounces back and then calmly rotates the strike. After five overs, Pakistan are 33/1.15:27 hrs IST: Poor bowling from Jason Holder. Fakhar Zaman gets a boundary by smashing the drive past cover and he clips a full to deep mid wicket for three runs. Babar Azam gets going with a flick shot for three runs. After four overs, Pakistan are 27/1.15:23 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman lifts Sheldon Cottrell over cover for a boundary but Imam-ul-Haq gets strangled down the leg side with a short ball. Poor way for Imam-ul-Haq to go and he falls for 2. Pakistan 17/1 after three overs.15:17 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman is in great form. He punches Jason Holder down to long off for three runs and then whips a full ball to deep midwicket for the first six of the contest. Pakistan are 11/0 after two overs. 15:12 hrs IST: Superb over from Sheldon Cottrell. Apart from the one wide, he bowls six perfect balls to Imam-ul-Haq. Some swing on offer. After the first over, Pakistan are 1/0.15:05 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are all set to open the batting. For the West Indies, Kemar Roach might open the bowling. However, one might have to say a silent prayer for the bowlers as this is as flat as the National Highways of England.14:58 hrs IST: The match is just about to begin but before that there is the national anthems of both the teams. In fact, just one. Rally round the West Indies is a song created for the side as there is no nation called West Indies. For Pakistan, it is the Quami Taranah.🏏 West Indies v Pakistan🕰️ 10:30 BST📍 Trent Bridge, NottinghamAre you ready for the second #CWC19 clash?— ICC (@ICC) May 31, 2019last_img read more

MSOC : SU offense finally comes through in first Big East win under McIntyre

first_img Published on October 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Ian McIntyre has been waiting two seasons for Syracuse to break out offensively. The few glimpses of hope never amounted to anything more than an unlucky, inopportune loss.If Syracuse continued to play well with maximum effort, McIntyre said, good things will happen. He said that repeatedly.And on Saturday night against Cincinnati, good things finally happened.‘We’re excited, relieved. But I thought we were of good value tonight,’ McIntyre said. ‘I thought we played very well. And today, we kicked on and got that second, then the third, then the fourth goal. That was good tonight, some quality finishes.’The Orange (3-10-1, 1-5-1 Big East) finally got the breakout game it’s been expecting, scoring four second-half goals to beat the Bearcats 4-2 at SU Soccer Stadium in front of a crowd of 713 on senior night. The win was the first conference victory Syracuse has gotten under McIntyre in 16 conference matches, and it was the first time SU scored four goals in a game since 2007.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the first time all season, Syracuse got a lead and managed to hold onto it long enough to get a win over the Bearcats (5-10-1, 1-6).‘I’m so happy just to get a win like this,’ said forward Louis Clark, who scored two goals. ‘It’s been coming all year. I think everyone would agree we’ve been unlucky in some games. We should have more points than we have. … Tonight, we just found the back of the net, and it’s been coming all year.’The entire first half was a battle for possession, as neither team could hold onto the ball for any extended period of time. SU struggled to get open looks against a quick Bearcats defense that smothered the Orange scorers at every opportunity.Syracuse appeared to have a scoring chance in the 18th minute, as Clark took a pass off a give-and-go and delivered a ball to senior midfielder Nick Roydhouse on the left side of the goal. The crowd began to cheer for what looked to be a goal, but Roydhouse’s shot from a seemingly perfect angle just missed and hit the outside of the net.About eight minutes later, Clark sent midfielder Ted Cribley a cross from the right sideline, but Cincinnati goalkeeper Taylor Hafling managed to get a hand on it and pushed out one of his defenders to clear it. The missed opportunities were the same old story as the Orange went to the half playing well, but with no goals to show for it.That all changed quickly in the second half.Less than two minutes into the stanza, Clark found the ball loose in front of the goal and managed to score through a scrum of Cincinnati defenders.‘To be honest, I just got lucky it fell to me,’ Clark said.But like it did in its last home game — when SU blew a lead against South Florida — the Orange took its foot off the pedal after taking the lead. Nine minutes later, Bearcats forward Cole DeNormandie took a shot that hit the crossbar and fell into the left side of the net behind SU goalkeeper Phil Boerger.It looked as if Syracuse would fall victim to another late-game collapse.But in the 70th minute, SU freshman defender Skylar Thomas headed the ball to Muller in front of the goal, and Muller kicked it right past Hafling to give the Orange a 2-1 lead.Throughout the season, McIntyre has been imploring his team not to relax once it gets a lead. Too often, SU has relinquished leads because of a lack of intensity, not pushing to continue to score.So when freshman Grant Chong found the ball loose in front of the net, took a quick shot and got it past Hafling for SU’s third goal, Syracuse had the unfamiliar feeling of having some breathing room.‘The whole season we’ve been up and can’t get the final goals to solidify a win,’ Chong said. ‘This game, we finally did. We finally had a lead, and we kept on building upon that. We didn’t give up.’Clark scored once more in the 77th minute, when he took the ball up the right side of the field, got in front of the net and chipped it over Hafling to essentially seal the win for the Orange. Cincinnati scored one minute after that, but it didn’t matter.Syracuse had already had its breakout offensive performance. The one that it’s been waiting for all season.‘I’ve been saying all year long that we’re a decent team, and one day, we’ll find a way to win one of these,’ McIntyre said. ‘And I thought tonight, on senior night, we were very good.’[email protected]last_img read more

Men’s basketball returns young talent

first_imgAfter two consecutive finishes at the bottom of the Pac-12, the USC men’s basketball program is expected to improve this year with its young core returning intact. The Trojans are looking to establish a culture under head coach Andy Enfield but have so far failed to put it all together.The Trojans will be led by junior forward Nikola Jovanovic and junior guard Julian Jacobs, with major contributions from sophomore guards Jordan McLaughlin and Elijah Stewart. The team also expects to see improvements from other players such as forward Malik Martin and guard Malik Marquetti, two sophomores who showed flashes of potential during their freshman seasons but were too inconsistent to keep regular playing time. Redshirt junior forward Darion Clark and redshirt junior guard Katin Reinhardt provided energy and shooting, respectively, and performed well both off the bench and as starters for the team.Jacobs emerged as the leader of the group last season as a captain, especially once McLaughlin was lost for the season to injury in February. Jacobs’ vocal leadership will be crucial for the young team moving forward. The team is also hoping that McLaughlin can return and be an explosive point guard for the Trojans. Pairing McLaughlin with Jacobs will give the Trojans a formidable backcourt that can lead the team and take pressure off the other players.McLaughlin’s return to health will be key for the Trojans. He can perform not just as a point guard who gets his own shot, but also as a player who can create opportunities for others. With McLaughlin as the established point and Jacobs as the leader of the team, the other players can  also fall into more established roles. Stewart can develop into an athletic defensive stopper, Reinhardt into a true scorer, and Jovanovic as the  go-to big.“I think that along with being great ball players, having high- character guys in a program is just as important, if not more, to attaining success. That’s the direction this program is heading in,” Jacobs said. “This year you’ll see a more experienced team and one that doesn’t lack depth inside. We’re the exact same team as last year, just faster, stronger and can shoot better.”Along with this returning core, the Trojans will welcome two freshmen who will give the team much needed depth in the front court. Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright, a pair of 6-foot-10 and 6-foot-11 forwards, respectively, will join the team next season. These two four-star players will not only help the Trojans on the court with their talent, but their merit will also help attract other high-profile recruits to a program trying to get back to its winning ways. Neither of these freshmen expects to be a star player right off the bat, however, and the Trojans should not expect to be drastically better right away.Metu has also put in work outside of USC and recently put on a show at the Drew League. In one particular performance, he scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in one of the most impressive performances of the tournament. If Metu can consistently put up solid numbers like this at the collegiate level, he could become a  go-to player for the Trojans and give the guards a weapon to throw the ball to in the middle.The team is also adding a player to the roster who will not be eligible to play for another year. Ex-Louisville guard Shaqquan Aaron will be transferring to USC this season and will have three years of eligibility remaining after he sits out a season. Aaron was a top 50 recruit coming out of high school but failed to find minutes in the rotation at Louisville.These additions might not turn around the program right away, but they will help build up the reputation of basketball at USC and bring in other talented players.The Trojans will look to their most established players to set the tone early on.“As far as my role, leading is what I’ll have to do best no matter what that entails,” Jacobs said. “This team is hungry from the first man to the last.”The Trojans should see some improvement next season after another year with the core intact. The team continues to add talent, but it will take a while for a losing program to  attract the type of talent that will allow the team compete with other top schools in the Pac-12. If USC is able to keep its core together for another year and continues to add talent through transfers and recruiting, the Trojans should be able to have something to cheer for in the near future.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Texas Southern

first_img Published on December 26, 2015 at 4:44 am Related Stories Michael Gbinije helps push Syracuse past Cornell as distributor, not scorerWhat we learned from Syracuse’s win over Montana StateChinonso Obokoh turns in career game with 11 points against Montana State Before Syracuse (9-3) starts Atlantic Coast Conference play at Pittsburgh on Wednesday, the Orange hosts a lowly Texas Southern team at 2 p.m. on Sunday.The Tigers’ (1-9) last and only win came against Texas San Antonio on Nov. 25, and they have lost to three power-conference opponents (Clemson, Mississippi State and Washington State) before visiting SU in the Carrier Dome. Here is what else you need to know about Texas Southern ahead of the second-ever matchup between these two teams.Texas Southern report Even though the Tigers generally play a four-around-one offense — starting 6-foot-7 forward Derrick Griffin and four players shorter than 6 feet 5 inches — they aren’t a 3-point-hoisting team. Texas Southern shoots just 32.5 percent from 3 and 27.9 of its total points come from beyond the arc, which ranks 192nd in the country according to Kenpom. It’s an interesting make up for an underachieving, undersized, small-conference team, but the Tigers’ dribble-drive offense is led by Malcolm Riley (18.2 points per game), Chris Thomas (14.3) and Griffin (16.5 and 10.5 rebounds).In Texas Southern’s only win, it put up 91 points and went to the free-throw line 50 times, making just 26 but establishing a strong presence inside nonetheless. Otherwise, the Tigers have struggled mightily to contain opposing offenses, ranking 300th out of 352 Division I teams in Kenpom’s defensive efficiency rating. Texas Southern played just seven players in its last loss to Iona on Dec. 16, with 6-foot-5 forward Orlando Coleman playing 28 minutes off the bench and 6-foot-7 forward Jose Rodriguez playing 18.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Texas Southern beats SyracuseThere is a very slim chance that happens. That said, Cornell showed the best way for a team with very limited size and talent to try and slow down the Orange. The Big Red aggressively doubled SU point guard Michael Gbinije off every ball screen and forced Syracuse’s other perimeter threats to create offensively. Evidenced by a 67-46 Orange win, the other perimeter players were able to do so. But if Texas Southern has any shot at hanging with Syracuse, it’s by taking the game out of Gbinije’s hands and then attacking the zone head on at the other end.Unless the Tigers catch fire from deep, which doesn’t seem likely, its best shot at beating the zone is through the high post and quick passing on the perimeter. If Texas Southern can move the zone with its ball movement, driving lanes will open and its guards can test the Orange’s thin frontcourt at the rim.Statistic to knowThe Tigers simply don’t commit shooting fouls. On the season, Texas Southern has a defensive free-throw rate of 24.8, which is the ninth lowest in the country according to Kenpom. Syracuse’s defensive free-throw rate, which measures how often a team’s opponents get to the foul line against it, is also considerably low at 26.1. Don’t expect a lot of foul shots in this game, which probably doesn’t bode well for the Tigers.Player to watch Griffin, the Tigers’ best big man, is a former five-star wide receiver recruit and also plays football for Texas Southern. He’s only played in the basketball team’s last four games, but is averaging a double-double and using his athleticism to keep his team afloat on the glass. Griffin collected a double-double in his first three games before going for just seven points and five rebounds in the Tigers’ loss to Iona. Regardless, he’s the Texas Southern player most fit to give Syracuse trouble on the boards and could have a major effect on the game if he does so. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Caribbean urged to collaborate more on fight against terrorism

first_imgCaribbean border security officials have been urged to collaborate more in the fight against cross border illegal activities, including terrorism.“Many of us are confronting issues we have never had to grapple with before at a rapid pace that demands partnership. In the face of porous borders, shifting criminal and terrorist threats, it is indeed true that no man is literally an island and no man or country succeeds alone,” Minister of State in the Jamaican Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer told delegates attending the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Joint Standing Committees of Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs (CICC) that ends in Kingston on Thursday.Rising levels of crimeSpencer said that in an age of terrorism, cybercrime and organized criminal networks, CARICOM continues to face rising levels of crime.“Gang warfare in the never-ending battle for control of scarce resources continues to tear apart the social fabric of our communities and countries and destroy the lives of so many of our young people.”Spencer urged the chiefs of immigration and comptrollers of customs to continue promoting the rejection of corruption in the forms of illegal drug trade, trafficking of firearms, identity theft and data breaches, among their nationals they have employed, and citizens.Reject corruption“One of the most effective ways we can confront the challenges outlined is to reject corruption and the behaviors that support it. Never forget that no criminal act can bear fruit without compromise and someone deciding to look the other way,” Spencer said.He told the conference, hosted by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) and the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) that it was “timely” Jamaica was hosting the event.last_img read more