Barbados Pride win Super50 final

first_imgBarbados Pride are the 2017 West Indies Cricket Board Regional Super50 champions.     The Barbadians defeated Jamaica Scorpions by 59 runs in tonight’s final played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.     Final scores: PRIDE 271 for nine off 50 overs (Shai Hope 101, Jason Holder 69, Kevin Stoute 41; Rovman Powell 2-27, Jason Campbell 2-35); SCORPIONS 212 all out in 44.3 overs. (Rovman Powell 65; Sulieman Benn three for 33.)last_img

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Explosions near Dortmund bus, player hurt

first_img HUGE BANG DORTMUND, Germany (AP): Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top football clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarter-final match yesterday, slightly injuring a player. Police said in a statement they were working on the assumption that the blasts ahead of the team’s match against Monaco were caused by “serious explosive devices”, which may have been hidden in a hedge near a car park. They didn’t elaborate on the possible nature of the devices or say who might have planted them ahead of the first-leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, which was subsequently called off and rescheduled for today. Police said that there were three explosions near the Dortmund team bus as they left their hotel on the outskirts of the western city of Dortmund for the stadium, around 10 kilometres away, around 7 p.m. local time. A window on the bus was damaged and Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured. Dortmund said Bartra was taken to a hospital. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said Bartra was injured in the arm and hand “but nothing life-threatening”. Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki said the team bus had just pulled out of the hotel driveway when an explosion a “huge bang” happened and sent glass flying. The Switzerland international told Swiss daily Blick that he was sitting in the last row of the bus, next to Bartra. Bartra was hit by shards from the broken back window, he added. Players ducked for cover, wondering whether there would be more explosions. “We’re all shocked nobody thought about a football match in the minutes after that,” he said. Inside the packed stadium, supporters of Monaco, who play in the French league, chanted “Dortmund, Dortmund” in sympathy for the German side. Dortmund residents, for their part, used social media to offer accommodation to stranded Monaco supporters ahead of their rescheduled match in Europe’s premier football club competition. “The team is totally shocked, that’s clear. It’s our task now to digest this somehow because it’s only 24 hours before we have to play. That’s our job,” Watzke said. He added that there was “no alternative” to rescheduling the match for today as Monaco also have to play at the weekend and the return Champions League match is scheduled for next week.last_img read more

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Court Snubs Urey, Cllr. Dunbar’s Appeal

first_imgAn appeal to have charges dropped against two ex-senior officials of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) was yesterday denied by the Criminal Court ‘C.’Defendants Clemenceau Urey, former chairman, Board of Directors of NOCAL and Cllr. Stephen Dunbar former member, Board of Directors, were among eight other senior officials of NOCAL that were jointly indicted for the commission of economic sabotage.But lawyers representing Urey and Dunbar were pushing for the charges to be dropped against them, on grounds that the state failed to commence prosecution within five years, as mandated by Section 4.2 (a) of the Criminal Procedural Law.They were initially indicted in 2014, with economic sabotage, bribery and criminal conspiracy by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission.Their lawyers further contended that they should not be tried because their prosecution is barred by what they considered as a “statute of limitation”.However, the prosecution in counter argument appealed to the court to deny and dismiss the request and that the trial must proceed on its merit.They were charged May 2006 to May 2007 in connection with their alleged involvement in a US$40,000 bribe, offered to members of the 52nd House of Representatives as “lobby” fees.At yesterday’s hearing, none of the accused, including Urey and Dunbar was at the Temple of Justice, but Judge Peter W. Gbeneweleh went ahead to deny their request.Judge Gbeneweleh stated, “We are in agreement with the contention of the prosecution that this court cannot determine the issue of statute of limitation raised by the defendants, who have not been granted severance (separate trial) from the rest of the eight co-defendants.”He explained that the defendants and the rest of the other co-defendants were jointly indicted.“The records before the court revealed that they did not file a motion for severance (separate trial) from the rest of the other eight co-defendants, before filling their motion to dismiss the indictment on grounds that their prosecution is barred by statute of limitation,” he further clarified.“In fact the determination will definitely have an effect on the other co-defendants, since ten of them were jointly indicted and charged for the commission of the crimes,” he said.In his conclusion, Judge Gbeneweleh declared, “Prosecution’s resistance is sustained, and the court is declined to determine the issue of statute of limitation and the motion to dismiss the indictment should be and the same is hereby denied and dismissed without prejudice to the defendants.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fight turns to worth of diocese

first_imgThe diocese claimed $156 million in assets and about $100 million in debts and other liabilities. Among the assets were a $60.8 million high school complex, $6.3 million headquarters and $11.4 million cemetery. Hundreds of other assets such as parking lots and apartment buildings that are worth millions of dollars were listed as belonging to individual churches, while other items including art and furnishings were said to have “unknown” value. In other church bankruptcies, courts have found that parish properties may be considered part of a diocese’s assets for purposes of determining settlements. The San Diego diocese, which covers two counties, has 98 churches. The bankruptcy filing late Tuesday halted proceedings in the civil lawsuits, including one scheduled to begin Wednesday in San Diego. In a letter posted on the diocese’s Web site, Bishop Robert H. Brom said the diocese decided to declare because any damages awarded in early trials could deplete resources and leave nothing for other victims. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection rather than proceed with the first trial on allegations of sexual abuse by its priests is likely to set off a fierce battle over just how much the diocese is worth. San Diego is the fifth U.S. diocese to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy under the shadow of civil claims over sexual abuse. With nearly 1 million parishioners and holdings throughout San Diego County, it is by far the largest and, by all accounts, the wealthiest of the group. Attorneys for more than 140 plaintiffs say they believe a fair settlement would be around $200 million, a record amount for such a case. It also is more money than the diocese is worth, according to documents church officials filed Wednesday with a federal bankruptcy court. “A big issue is going to be whether the diocese accurately represents what assets it has,” said Frederick Naffziger, a business professor at Indiana University, South Bend. last_img read more

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Romelu Lukaku’s agent makes statement which should worry Everton fans

first_imgThe agent of in-demand Everton forward Romelu Lukaku says his client is ready to play for one of Europe’s “best teams”.Reports this week have suggested the Belgian’s representatives have held early discussions with Juventus about a move, while Manchester United are also monitoring his future at Goodison Park.Lukaku, 22, has scored 18 goals in 29 games for the Toffees this season but with the club languishing in mid-table, the former Chelsea man is understood to be open to leaving this summer in search of European football.And his agent, Mino Raiola, has hinted a summer move could be on the cards.He told Belgian outlet DH: “He’ll keep getting stronger.“Everything depends on his work and on luck. He’s already ready to play in Europe’s best teams.“I’m not surprised by his performances. He has a heart of gold, which is very important in football, and has a lot of talent.“Since we’ve been working together we’ve put a structure together that allows him to only think about football.“This has allowed him to think exclusively about his personal objectives.” 1 Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring for Everton last_img read more

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AND THE WINNER OF OUR 2 ALL IRELAND TICKETS WAS…

first_imgANNE-Marie Doherty from Buncrana.She told us tonight that she had been to all of the games this year – but didn’t have a ticket to the final.The 18-year-old was delighted. She gets her tickets from the good people at Donegal Creameries later today. AND THE WINNER OF OUR 2 ALL IRELAND TICKETS WAS… was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img

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Duarte 28, La Puente 7

first_imgLA PUENTE — The Duarte High School football team blew open what was a scoreless game at halftime to improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Montview League. Corey Fluker scored three touchdowns for the Falcons in the second half as Duarte turned the game into a rout. Fernando Ravega had Duarte’s other score, a 35-yard touchdown reception. “We had a gut check at halftime,’ Falcons coach Wardell Crutchfield said. “We were really shooting ourselves in the foot. We showed some real character by playing good football in the second half.’ La Puente’s inability to finish drives led to its doom. The Warriors saw five trips into the red zone turn into points only once – a 5-yard touchdown by Pedro Rochin. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We had opportunities,’ La Puente coach Ed McMillon said. “I think we had a good game plan, but bottom is they were able to score some points. We made mistakes in the second half and they were able to capitalize.’ The Falcons continue their quest to dethrone Gladstone and take the league title with a home game next week against Sierra Vista. Gladstone also remained undefeated in league with a 23-22 win over Sierra Vista on Friday. Duarte hosts Gladstone on November 4. last_img read more

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Pinterest: One Man’s Surprising Journey

first_imgPinterest is one of the most popular social media networks on the planet, yet for many men it remains a profound mystery. So I decided it was time to see what was really going on over there. First, the general perception that Pinterest is a largely female domain is not wrong. The vast majority of Pinterest users are indeed women, as the Nielsen Report chart below reveals. In fact, men are more likely to have a MySpace account than a Pinterest account. What Pinterest Really IsWhile Pinterest describes itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love,” it’s best to think of the site as mash-up of scrapbook, photo album, middle school art-class collage and that old shoe box stuffed with mementos you store in the back of a closet. If Pinterest were a magazine, I suspect it would be kept very close to a toilet. Except that Pinterest is all-digital, always accessible and highly personalized. This is how it works: you digitally “pin” various items – pictures, links, memories, ideas, collections, products you want to buy – onto digital “boards.” Pin as many items to your boards as you wish, create as many boards as you like on just about any topic imaginable: cars, technology, tattooed women. brian s hall Pinterest encourages you to use your Facebook ID at sign-up, and then aggressively reminds you which of your friends or followers are already Pinning away. It also persistently beckons you to share everything you pin with everyone you know. I ignored these distractions, still embarrassed I was there at all, and just kept moving deeper inside.Show Me The MoneyForget the gender thing. Perhaps most shocking to me about Pinterest is that it has received a staggering $338 million in funding – along with a $2.5 billion valuation! My journeys on Pinterest helped reveal why the site is so highly valued. The business opportunities are obvious, and an entire marketing ecosystem is springing up, with retailers eyeing “every pin on Pinterest as a distribution opportunity for our customer brands.”Users “serendipitously” discovering retailer’s products to pin and later purchase is just one of many planned paths to monetize the site’s large user base and massive data stores. It may be the biggest one, however. According to the Wall Street Journal, referral traffic from Pinterest far exceeds that from Facebook and Twitter.Nonetheless, some men are there, and for good reason. There is much on Pinterest for everyone to like. All it took to discover this truth was for me to embrace my inner grandmother.When you find something you wish to pin – yes, it is a needlessly delicate word – Pinterest encourages you to “♥ like” it. Fortunately, this is not required. Just find items you like, products you need, and pin them onto the board of your choice. Pinterest displays each item in a visually pleasing grid that beckons exploration. The site also offers a set of apps, widgets, a bookmarklet service and other features to ensure there is nearly nothing on the Web that cannot be pinned. Soon, like me, you will have several boards filled with favored items; everything from pictures of Italian sportscars and women in cat outfits, to faded Three Stooges posters I need to convince my wife to let me buy.Less Shopping, More DiscoveryMy initial view of Pinterest was that the site was a digital scrapbook for older women with plenty of time on their hands, and a sort of catalog wish-book for younger women whose dreams are, at present, larger than their bank balance. Turns out, this is absolutely correct – only it represents just a portion of what Pinterest is all about. Don’t think of Pinterest as a shopping site, per se. Rather, it’s a set of tools for visual – not textual, aural or location-based – online discovery. When viewed this way, I have yet to reach the site’s limits. For example, I like World War 1 posters. In the Pinterest search box, I typed in “WW1 Posters.” Instantly, I was presented with many juicy finds.I clicked on a favorite and discovered it was an Australian WW1 Poster. I added it to my newly created “Posters Board.” Pinterest, not surprisingly, encouraged me to share my newest find on Facebook. I declined. However, it also told me how many others had pinned the very same item, making it easy for me to explore those user’s various boards and pins. My excitement was soon tempered, however. Exploring other people’s boards can get a bit overwhelming – like shopping for Christmas presents on Black Friday. I returned to the board where I first discovered the old poster. I clicked the “website” link and was taken directly to a vintage posters shop – still more great stuff to collect, and still another unplanned time sink.Later still, I returned to Pinterest and clicked on the profile of the user – a man – who had originally pinned the poster. He had numerous pinned items scattered across several boards: food, television programs, travel destinations. I decided to follow him and clicked on several of his other pinned items. Then I discovered a potential problem with the site – serendipitous discovery be damned.Pinned items very often do not take you back to the originating source. A pinned photo of, say, a gorgeous white sandy beach may lead not to a travel site, for example, but to a Tumblr of patio furniture. This seems like a definite snag in the company’s plans to generate billions in profits. Of course, that’s its problem, not mine. Will I Keep Pinning?Pinterest is very visual: It looks good on PCs and even better on touchscreens. And it’s a snap to use. It’s so easy to pin, in fact, that I can’t stop. No worries. Thanks to Pinterest I quickly found others who had pinned the same items I was interested in. In a very big, busy, and densely populated world, I had, yes, serendipitously, discovered people who shared a very uncommon interest with me. Which is still the very best part of the Web. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img The site makes pinning a snap, although does itself no favors by populating its instructions with such gentle reminders as “pinning things that express who you really are and what you really like is more important than getting lots of followers.”Does any man think like that?  One Man’s Life On PinterestNonetheless, I jumped in, eager to explore an area of the web traversed by millions. After all, I like collecting “things” – even if I’m not sold on organizing them.Be warned. Like loud, overly-pleasant chimes on the door handle of some gift shop on Main Street, the site makes it clear that all eyes are upon you the moment you enter.   The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#iPhone#online shopping#Pinterest A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Bengal villagers protest against jumbo menace

first_imgResidents of West Bengal’s Jhargram district staged a protest on Tuesday against the destruction of crops and damage to houses caused by wild elephants in the area. Hundreds of villagers blocked roads and disrupted traffic in Sankrail area of the district alleging that forest officials were not doing enough to drive the elephants away.Basav Raj, Divisional Forest Officer, Jhargram, said a herd of over 70 elephants, including a good number of calves, is living in the Lalgarh forest of the district.Admitting that people have complained about the movement of the elephants, the DFO said that trampling of crops is a regular phenomenon in the region with both humans and elephants competing for resources. “The forest department compensates villagers for loss of crops due to elephant movement,” he said.Over the past several years, forests of south Bengal have recorded highest cases of human-elephant conflict in the country.Earlier this month, three elephants. including a calf, were run over by a train at Gidhnih in Jhargram. Forest officials said that the accident occurred because there was no history of elephant movement in that particular stretch of forest.last_img read more

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