Motivated WI seeking to avoid whitewash

first_imgKANDY, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies will attempt to avoid their second straight whitewash on Sri Lankan soil when they take on the hosts in today’s final One-Day International.Five years ago, the Caribbean side were swept 3-0 with the decisive third victory also coming here in the central Sri Lankan city.And though the visitors have already conceded the three-match series following defeats in Colombo and Hambantota, head coach Phil Simmons does not anticipate any problems motivating the West Indies for the finale.“My players have no problems being motivated,” Simmons told a media conference ahead of the encounter at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.“So whatever happened in the last two games does not hinder the motivation of the players.“We didn’t turn up for the [last] game. We didn’t bowl well and dropped too many catches. And in the batting, we didn’t put an innings together chasing 340-odd.“I think it was one of those days where all three facets of the game went wrong, but all we can do is continue to work as we have been working hard before, so we can correct it [on Sunday].” DISAPPOINTING GAME Searching for their first-ever series win in Sri Lanka, West Indies suffered disappointment in the opening game when they went down by one wicket defending 289, in a contest that ended in the last over.The second defeat was far more comprehensive, however, with the West Indies crashing to a heavy 161-run loss last Wednesday, in pursuit of 346.Despite those results, Simmons said they were aspects of both games which had been encouraging for the West Indies and which they needed to now build on.“From the first game, definitely the way we fought back after [conceding] 78 off the first 10 overs and in the second one, the way that we bowled in the first 10 overs,” Simmons explained.“So if we can put the two of them together [for Sunday], then we can get a complete 50 overs.”Note: Today’s match starts at 4 a.m. Ja time.last_img read more

Club signing Aston Villa player looking likelier, alternative has ‘significant fee’

first_imgIt’s reported Slovan Bratislava’s Andraz Sporar and Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia are the two main candidates for Besiktas. According to Fotomac, signing Kodjia at this stage is likelier than the Istanbul club bringing in Sporar.Sporar’s club Slovan Bratislava are likely to demand a ‘significant fee’ for the Slovenian striker, but Fotomac say Villa are happy to let Kodjia leave in the next window.The player will be out of contract at the end of the season and the Premier League side could look to cash-in before they lose him on a free transfer.The Ivorian striker has been a bit-part player for Dean Smith’s side this season and may look to move to another club to get more regular first-team football.With the summer arrivals Kodjia has found himself down the pecking order and subsequently has rarely featured.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo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.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo Fotomac claim Besiktas have identified two strikers and one of them will join the Super Lig side when the January transfer window opens.last_img read more

Richie Gustin checks out on IMCA Harris Clash foes

first_imgRichie Gustin reigned at Tuesday’s Harris Clash, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Modified victory at Hamilton County Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Richie Gustin made sure the race was for second Tuesday night at Hamilton County Speedway.Gustin led all 25 laps of the Harris Clash for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 for a dominating performance. Tim Ward took over second late in the contest but didn’t have enough laps left to reel in Gustin.Ryan Ruter chased Gustin early and ended in third while Hunter Marriott was fourth. Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust came out of “B” features to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.Gustin had started outside Todd Shute on the front row and quickly moved into the front spot, run­ning the extreme lower line with Ruter.A couple cautions were all that slowed Gustin as he pulled away from the rest of the field after each restart. Ward found success on the high side in working his way to the runner-up spot.Shryock started 16th, Rust 18th. Already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional, Gustin had previously won the Harris Clash in 2010.Rust, the defending Clash winner, topped the 10-lap dash for feature winners on designated nights at 10 area race tracks. He passed Chris Abelson and took the $500 checkers ahead of Gustin.Jared VanDeest was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner, pulling away from Cur­tis Van Der Wal in the late going in that 20-lapper.After working his way past Austin Luellen for the lead, VanDeest had checked out on everybody while the 11th starting Van Der Wal began his drive toward the front.Jake McBirnie, Luellen and 16th starting Jack Sachau completed the top five.Fifty-two Modifieds and 38 Northern SportMods competed at the 26th annual Clash. The pole posi­tion was left empty during a SportMod parade lap in honor of the late Robbie Conway, who had competed at last year’s event.“He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like,” said Event Promoter Bob Harris. “He did so much for so many people, plus he was a great racer.”Feature resultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 7. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 8. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 9. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 10. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 11. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 14. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 15. Jon Snyder, Ames; 16. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 17. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 18. Chase Ellingson, Williams; 19. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 20. Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; 21. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 22. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 23. Shane Swan­son, Forest City; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid.Clash Dash – 1. Rust; 2. Gustin; 3. Plowman; 4. Mashl; 5. Shryock; 6. Reutzel; 7. Marriott; 8. Abelson; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls.Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 3. Jake McBirnie; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Ty Griffith, Webster City; 7. Doug Smith, Lake City; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 12. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 13. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clinton­ville, Wis.; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 19. Dan Paplow, Dundee, Minn.; 20. Bryan Johnson, Roland; 21. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 22. Taylor Musselman, Urban­dale; 23. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 24. Christopher Elliott, Webster City.last_img read more

Nico Vinz Perform At UNAIDS Gala In Switzerland

first_imgUNAIDS, in partnership with the hotel InterContinental Genève, Cartier and Etihad Airways, held its first fundraising gala, in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.Nico & Vinz Perform for UNAIDSThe event was part of UNAIDS’ efforts to ensure that children everywhere are free from HIV and that mothers have access to antiretroviral medicines to ensure that they stay alive and well.The gala was held under the patronage of Caroline Rupert, Kweku Mandela and Ndaba Mandela, and was attended by personalities from both Switzerland and abroad.The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé opened the event, emphasizing the importance of stopping new HIV infections among children. “The science and medicines exist to ensure that no child becomes infected with HIV. Mobilizing innovative partnerships and increased resources will be vital to reaching all women and children in need of life-saving HIV prevention and treatment services.”Florence Ngobeni-Allen, Global Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, from South Africa, and Ashley Rose Murphy, from Canada, spoke about their experiences of living with HIV. “I was born in 1998, when Canada had the medications and the ability to ensure that almost zero babies were born with HIV. I should not have HIV. But I do,” said Ms Murphy. “Now these life-saving medications can be available everywhere. If we work hard, we can make sure that no one, no matter where they live, is born with HIV.”The musical highlight of the evening was the Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz performing their hit songs Am I Wrong and My Melody, a song dedicated to people living with HIV.Michel Sidibé with Nico & VinzA live auction was curated by David Bennett from Sotheby’s, for which Cartier provided a set of haute jewellery earrings and a lady’s watch. Further items included pieces from Victoria Beckham’s collection, Christian Louboutin custom-made shoes, a watch from Piaget and a Nelson Mandela limited edition print donated by Annie Leibovitz.The theme of the gala was “Cities around the world”. Cities’ responses to HIV have been at the forefront since the start of the epidemic. Fast-Tracking the response to HIV in cities will be essential to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.The partnership between UNAIDS and the hotel InterContinental Genève began in December 2013 with the launch of the Where History is Made campaign, a joint initiative to raise funds to support the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan).In 2013, some 240 000 children became newly infected with HIV and 190 000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses. Without HIV treatment, half of all children born with HIV die by the age of two and most die before their fifth birthday.The Global Plan aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections among children by 90% and AIDS-related deaths among pregnant women and children by 50%. It focuses on all countries, but particularly on the 22 countries where 90% of new HIV infections among children occur.last_img read more

RCMP charge eight inmates after Manitoba jailhouse beating death

first_img(Tyler St. Paul. Facebook photo)APTN National NewsWINNIPEG–Eight inmates in a Manitoba provincial jail have been charged with second degree murder in connection with the beating death of Tyler St. Paul, 21, who was found in his cell Monday, RCMP said Wednesday.All eight are under the age of 25; two are 18 years-old, one is 17.The RCMP said all charged have gang affiliations.St. Paul’s murder was the first at Milner Ridge Institution.According to a source, St. Paul was a member of the Money Over Bitches ( known also as Most Organized Brothers) gang, which goes by the acronym MOB.The jail-house source said MOB gang members beat St.Paul to death, but they may not have meant to kill him.St. Paul did not die immediately from the beating the source said, but lay in his cell and pleaded for help.“He didn’t die during the night,” said the source. “I guess in the morning he asked for help and … after that he died.”St. Paul was from Lake Manitoba First Nation. He was serving a 15 month sentence for drug trafficking.He was the father of a six month-old child.Those charged are Joey Richard Delaronde, 25; Emile Hugh Williams, 22; Eric Edward Plante, 20; Daniel Christopher Dumas, 19; Nathan Florian Allard, 19; Eriberto Alexander Soldat, 18; Brent Edward Houle, and a 17 year-old who isn’t named because he is a minor.Manitoba Justice’s corrections branch is also doing a parallel operational review of the incident.It is also possible that St. Paul’s death could lead to a coroner’s inquest, but it wouldn’t happen until the criminal charges are dealt with, according to a Manitoba government spokesperson.last_img read more