Moyes: No doubting Wayne commitment

first_img United’s supporters also backed the forward, chanting his name both as he warmed up and on his arrival into the fray. “The supporters recognise good players,” said Moyes. “They do that at Manchester United. They recognised that when Wayne came on. “He is a good player and he showed that with some of the actions he did in the game.” Worryingly, though, he did pick up a knock, although he does have nine days to recover before United’s blockbuster showdown with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea on August 26. “He got a kick,” said Moyes. “It was quite a bad one down the back of his Achilles. “He is still lacking match practice but I gave him another 30 minutes and that will bring him on.” Moyes was equally happy with the contribution of his goalscoring forwards. As a back-to-back Golden Boot winner, Van Persie already has four for the season following his double in last week’s Community Shield win over Wigan. Welbeck, meanwhile, has doubled his meagre league tally from last season, with Moyes particularly impressed by the tap-in from Antonio Valencia’s cross for his first. “I think Danny’s goal against Scotland might have helped lift his confidence,” said Moyes. “His goals were really good. “I was more pleased with the first one. “If you are going to be a centre forward you need to get tap ins. He was in the right spot to score. “Robin has been a pleasure to work with. “I have really enjoyed seeing him in action. You might think how good can he get? But he is someone who wants to keep working to get better and find new ways of scoring goals.” Moyes confirmed he still hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes but that: “I couldn’t say, yes, there is something on the horizon.” He also confirmed former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had been in touch prior to kick-off. “He texted me before the game to wish me good luck,” said Moyes. “He was complaining about a tip he got for a horse.” But the ex-Everton man admitted: “I didn’t feel any different. “I came to do a job I have been doing for a long time. “The colours of the team were different but I was doing what I have been doing for a lot of years now.” For Swansea boss Michael Laudrup it was a chastening experience, with the only consolation being a goal on his debut for record signing Wilfried Bony. “Our plan was to put Manchester United under pressure,” said Laudrup. “It succeeded quite well until the 33rd minute. Van Persie didn’t touch so many things and suddenly you saw the difference. “To concede two in two minutes against Manchester United is too much. Once he got the third we knew it was game over. “They got a lot of confidence. Once a team like Manchester United gets more confidence they can play the ball around like that.” Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both netted a brace to get Moyes’ reign off to the perfect start. However, it was noticeable Rooney did not join in the touchline celebrations for Van Persie’s second, whilst he was nursing an injury as Welbeck took the acclaim for his delicate injury-time effort. But Moyes claimed there were no problems regarding Rooney’s dedication, saying: “When you cross that white line it is very difficult not to be committed. “Lots of people are judging you. “When you cross that white line it is up to you. I thought he was incredibly committed for the team and helped set up two goals.” After missing all United’s pre-season games amid talk he wants out of Old Trafford, Rooney got an hour under his belt for England on Wednesday. He added an additional 30 minutes to that after replacing Ryan Giggs and Moyes was satisfied with the 27-year-old’s contribution. “Wayne did well when he came on,” said Moyes. “He made a great run which opened up the chance for Robin to move the ball onto his left foot for his goal and the ball he slipped through for Danny was well weighted. “He helped the team today in getting the result.” Manchester United manager David Moyes said he never had any fears over Wayne Rooney’s commitment to the Red Devils cause after the striker set up the final two goals in a 4-1 win at Swansea. Press Associationlast_img read more

NASCAR results at Michigan: Joey Logano dominates FireKeepers Casino 400, wins in OT

first_imgMORE: Watch NASCAR live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)​Kurt Busch sailed by Martin Truex Jr. on the overtime’s restart to claim second place, tying his season-best finish of second at Bristol. Truex, Daniel Suarez and points leader Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.Austin Dillon claimed the first stage victory of his career by winning Stage 2. Contact with William Byron and the wall midway through the final stage, however, spelled near-disaster for the No. 3. Dillon finished 26th.Monday’s race was the result of a postponement from a Sunday afternoon start time due to persisting rain showers. The Monster Energy Cup Series now takes a week off for Father’s Day before heading to Sonoma Raceway for the first road course of the season.Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from the FireKeepers Casino 400.NASCAR at Michigan: Live updates, highlights from FireKeepers Casino 400(All times Eastern.)Caution flags: 7Lead changes: 19Lap leaders: Joey Logano (161), Kevin Harvick (15), Austin Dillon (7),  Brad Keselowski (6), Denny Hamlin (5), William Byron (2), Aric Almirola (1), Ryan Blaney (1), Clint Bowyer (1), Chase Elliott (1), FireKeepers Casino 400: 2019 winner, top 20 order of finishFinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Joey LoganoTeam Penske (22)1632.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)3.Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing (19)4.Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas (41)15.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)6.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)67.Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas (4)158.Ryan NewmanRichard Childress Racing (6)9.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske (12)110.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports (88)11.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)512.Daniel HemricRichard Childress Racing (8)13.Paul MenardWood Brothers Racing (21)14.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)15.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)16.Chris BuescherJTG Daugherty Racing (37)17.Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas (10)118.William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)219.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing (17)20.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)18:03 p.m.: Logano holds on to beat Kurt Busch by two car lengths for his his second win of the year.RETWEET to congratulate @joeylogano on his 2️⃣3️⃣rd career [email protected] | @Team_Penske pic.twitter.com/c8ZuABfmA5— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 11, 20198:01 p.m.: Green! Two laps to victory.8:00 p.m.: Going to be some overtime.We’ll have our first crack at overtime. Restart order: Logano-Truex-Kurt Busch-Kyle Busch-Bowman-Suarez-Harvick-Keselowski-Hemric-Blaney #FireKeepersCasino400— PRN (@PRNlive) June 10, 20197:53 p.m.: Caution with five laps to go. Erik Jones is in the infield. This restart is going to be CRAZY.CAUTION: @erik_jones goes around and everybody will be ready to fight for the lead!Get to @FS1 to catch the end of this one! pic.twitter.com/j6cwvQDT9U— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20197:49 p.m.: Ten to go. Logano has a 1.4-second lead over Truex. Kyle Busch has climbed to fourth.The battle for second is hot, but can either catch the [email protected]_Jr | @KurtBusch pic.twitter.com/o5jIYLuJ0r— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20197:45 p.m.: Everyone has pitted now with 15 laps to go. Logano is back in first followed by Truex and Kurt Busch.7:40 p.m.: Logano is among a herd of drivers to go to pit road with 24 laps remaining.The rest of the front-runners make their green-flag stops.Track where they merge: https://t.co/Yh360hGfss pic.twitter.com/to4Lz3Hba1— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20197:37 p.m.: Harvick heads to pit road from second place with 27 laps left. He took four tires.7:32 p.m.: David Ragan and Matt Tifft both hit the wall and take damage, but we stay green.7:30 p.m.: 40 laps remain, and it’s still Logano’s race to lose. Truex, Harvick, Kurt Busch and Daniel Suarez round out the top five.7:22 p.m.: Logano quickly blasts back into first. Bubba Wallace is going to the pits with a lot of smoke behind [email protected] wins the drag race down the backstretch to reclaim the lead!📺: @FS1 pic.twitter.com/DfLOmBGBFG— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20197:18 p.m.: Erik Jones is heading to pit road with a flat front right tire. Harvick passed Logano for first.7:17 p.m.: We’re back under green with 59 laps to go.7:08 p.m.: Logano quickly makes an aggressive pass by Larson for the lead, but Austin Dillon loses control and hits the wall, bringing out another yellow flag. William Byron may have hit Dillon.These two have been at it all day long.Who will win the battle, @KyleLarsonRacin or @joeylogano? pic.twitter.com/p0AzlxZVto— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 2019″He races us that way every time we’re around him, so at some point, we’re going to have to start racing him like that or just take it.”Kyle Larson’s team isn’t very happy with how Logano took the lead before that yellow flag. #FireKeepersCasino400— PRN (@PRNlive) June 10, 2019CAUTION: @austindillon3 can’t hang on as the No. 3 hits the wall to bring out the yellow. pic.twitter.com/4sBvT3JkfZ— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20197:07 p.m.: Green flag with 66 laps to go.7:02 p.m.: That puts an end to Bowyer’s day.7:00 p.m.: Caution. Clint Bowyer made contact with the No. 20 car, and sent Bowyer crashing into the wall.A hard lick with the outside wall is not how @ClintBowyer wanted to end the day. @MISpeedway | #FireKeepersCasino400 pic.twitter.com/nk9SgAEO6c— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20196:59 p.m.: Wow, Larson and Logano hit each other hard, but both managed to save it.6:58 p.m.: Green flag for the final stage.6:55 p.m.: Logano will be right where he’s spent the majority of the race, after winning the battle off pit [email protected], @chaseelliott, and @erik_jones gain tons of positions by taking only two tires.Full leaderboard: https://t.co/Yh360hGfss pic.twitter.com/nQRQ5ksMYA— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20196:52 p.m.: Aric Almirola will restart from the rear after being penalized for driving through too many pit boxes.Stage 2 winner: Austin Dillon6:46 p.m.: Austin Dillon wins his first stage. Harvick and Truex follow close behind.6:43 p.m.: Larson took tires. Logano and Blaney also make their way to pit road. Clint Bowyer takes the lead with four to go.6:40 p.m.: Eight laps to go in Stage 2. It’s still Logano, Larson, Blaney in the top positions. Everyone in the top five may need to fuel.6:34 p.m.: Larson’s team has informed him he won’t be able to complete the stage with his current fuel levels.It sounds like the top 7 drivers will have to pit before the end of Stage 2. If not, they’re going to be veeerrryyyy close on fuel. Austin Dillon is the highest-running driver who should be safe on fuel in 8th. #FireKeepersCasino400— PRN (@PRNlive) June 10, 20196:28 p.m.: Kyle Larson passes Blaney for second with 26 laps remaining in Stage 2.6:21 p.m.: Well all those pit road visits for Harvick apparently paid off. He’s improved 10 spots to 16th since the restart.6:17 p.m.: Back under green on Lap 76 of 200.6:14 p.m.: Johnson took more damage for another collision on pit road.Here’s how Jimmie picked up damage on pit road pic.twitter.com/th5S6ScLIU— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 10, 20196:13 p.m.: A lot of drivers gambling on fuel, believing they can make it 52 laps until the end of the stage.Big strategy moves as nine cars stay out during the caution.Take a look at where everyone will line up: https://t.co/Yh360hGfss pic.twitter.com/1FTuGcO0Ey— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20196:07 p.m.: Caution on Lap 71. Kyle Weatherman hit the wall and lost a piece from the back of his No. 51 car.That’s not good pic.twitter.com/KopXsgyn0u— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 10, 20196:05 p.m.: Matt Tifft was too fast entering pit road. He’ll restart at the back.6:01 p.m.: After taking four tires on his initial trip down pit road, Harvick is going back.Issues continue for the No. 4 team as they make yet another unscheduled stop.They’ll remain one lap down. pic.twitter.com/jiZcFCV1Qe— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20195:59 p.m.: Logano won the race of pit road. Pretty much everyone took four tires.Stage 1 winner: Joey Logano5:54 p.m.: Logano beats Bowman by a single car length to win his sixth stage of the season, the most among all drivers. Erik Jones finished third.Joey Logano wins Stage 1 with Alex Bowman right behind him pic.twitter.com/AppsmrdEiT— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 10, 20195:51 p.m.: Kyle Larson has improved 16 spots since the competition caution to seventh.5:48 p.m.: Harvick hits pit road with seven laps remaining. He was complaining of a loose wheel. It may cost him a lap.A loose wheel forces @KevinHarvick down pit road with a hand full of laps remaining in Stage 1. pic.twitter.com/kUt7kTC2Fp— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20195:44 p.m.: Aric Almirola passes Erik Jones for second with 13 laps left in Stage 1.5:40 p.m.: Kurt Busch hit the wall with some decent force. It caused Harvick to hit the brakes, dropping him seven spots to ninth.Kurt Busch: “Got right rear damage, don’t know how bad. Check it please.”He killed the wall exiting turn 2 last time by but we carry on under green. Kurt is P5. #FireKeepersCasino400— PRN (@PRNlive) June 10, 20195:34 p.m.: Halfway through Stage 1, and Martin Truex has skyrocketed to third.5:29 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson collided with Matt DiBenedetto on pit road. Pretty heavy damage to Johnson’s front right.Early-race repairs to @JimmieJohnson’s No. 48 machine after an incident leaving his pit box. pic.twitter.com/Mt5QwBtjMB— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20195:26 p.m.: Logano took two tires but still won the race off pit road.5:23 p.m.: Competition caution after 20 laps for rain from overnight.5:20 p.m.: Kyle Busch is all the way back in 22nd.5:17 p.m.: Ten laps in, it’s Logano, Harvick and Hamlin at the top.Back and forth for the lead as @joeylogano gets back to the front of the field. pic.twitter.com/ppL5AMFyQ5— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 10, 20195:11 p.m.: Clint Bowyer had the worst start, dropping eight spots to 13. Drivers spent nearly the entire race looking at the rear of Joey Logano’s yellow No. 22 car, but a caution on the final laps and an overtime finish made things close as Logano held on for his second victory of the season.The weekend could not have gone much better for Logano after the defending Monster Energy Cup Series champion won pole position in Saturday’s qualifying. The No. 22 car capitalized on his prime track position and led 163 of the FireKeepers Casino’s 203 laps. The win was Logano’s third career win at Michigan International Speedway and 23rd overall victory of his career. 5:10 p.m.: Green flag!Monday, 5:01 p.m.: Looks like much better weather today for some fast racing.Engines fired. Stages 60-60-80. No cars to the rear. Competition caution Lap 20. #nascar @NASCARONFOX— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 10, 2019Sunday, 4:31 p.m.: Official word is the race has been postponed until Monday at 5 p.m. E.T..#FireKeepersCasino400 postponed.DETAILS 👇 pic.twitter.com/sttEKpR6En— MISpeedway (@MISpeedway) June 9, 2019last_img read more

Contraband: a multimillion-dollar business – Deputy Director of Prisons

first_imgDeadly prison riotBy Shemuel FanfairDeputy Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels is of the view that the loss of resale value from seized contraband items from the Camp Street Prison is responsible for the disdain inmates harbour against him. These comments were made on the sidelines of the Commission of Inquiry into the March prison riots.When questioned by media operatives on Wednesday, Deputy Director Samuels, who has 15 years’ experience in the Prison Service, revealed that at the Camp Street facility contraband was “basically a multimillion-dollar business”. He also explained that “for the last two years” since he has held the post of Officer in Charge, pounds of narcotics have been removed, causing inmates to incur significant losses.“The record is there to show that I would have removed pounds of marijuana during raids and thousands of packs of cigarettes were found…if you do the mathematics based on the resale value in prison, those prisoners would have lost significant amount of cash and all those are reasons why they would not like a person like me around,” the Deputy Director of Prisons expressed.“Many of them [prisoners] manage to maintain families, many of them manage to pay a lot of fees that are attached to their imprisonment while in there…I’m putting systems in place to prevent them from carrying out those businesses [and] more than likely, they’re gonna be affected,” Samuels further observed.In responding to assertions that he gave orders to lock the prison door, Samuels once again reiterated that he “was not there at the beginning of the exercise” on the day of the March 3 “big fire” which claimed the lives of 17 inmates.The Attorney representing the Guyana Prison Service and Guyana Police Force, Selwyn Pieters, who was also present when his witness was speaking to the media, noted that video evidence would reveal that it was a much lower-ranked prison officer who uttered statements that the door should be locked.Pieters explained, “There’s actually a video that exists, that shows when the door was locked, shows who locked the door, and showed who gave the order to lock the door and it was somebody way below Senior Superintendent Samuel’s rank – that was Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Hudson, and at the point in time where that order was given.”The media was also told that at the time this order was supposedly given, prisoners were rioting and there was one “aggressive” prisoner “Shaka McKenzie” who was said to be “instigating prisoners” and the prisoners “rushed the door” with improvised weapons.When asked if he would “opt out” of his position after all of the controversy associated with the riots, Deputy Director Samuels offered no comment.Continuing his testimony on Wednesday, Samuels provided evidence to show that he travelled to Bartica on March 2 and returned early on March 3. Under cross-examination, Samuels also disclosed that only prisoners on remand were housed in the Capital A section of the prison.The Deputy Director told the Commission that it was he who told Acting Director of Prisons Carl Graham that the prisoners were trapped in the Capital A block. When asked about training in negotiations and crisis management, Samuels posited that “all officers are exposed to basic training”, but he could not speak to formal training.With regard to the door being eventually opened to release the prisoners, Samuels conceded that indeed 10 minutes was too long. When the cross-examination team attempted to corroborate the statements of witness Cleveland Hudson to that of Deputy Director Samuels, Attorney Pieters reminded Commissioners that Hudson’s testimony was done “in-camera” [away from the public].At the afternoon session, Joan Ward-Mars, the Attorney associated with the Linden Legal Aid Centre who is representing two inmates, petitioned the Commission to have Deputy Director Samuels be recalled in-camera so that he could speak to statements which Hudson had made. These statements are at the moment classified as members of the media were disallowed from observing some of testimonies of prison officers.last_img read more

Hazard must decide over new contract: Sarri

first_imgHowever, Sarri said Chelsea’s offer was on the table and now the ball lay in Hazard’s court.Hazard, who joined Chelsea for £32 million from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2012, has spoken often about the dilemma he faces in re-signing for the Blues or taking his chances at Real.“The club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not,” said Sarri.“I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.”The risk Chelsea run is if no contract extension is agreed by next summer, Hazard may be sold or else the club would risk losing him for nothing at the end of the 2019-20 season.“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.”Spanish international Cesar Azpilicueta, one of the longest-serving players at Chelsea, signed a new four-year contract on Tuesday.But apart from Hazard, Sarri also risks losing veterans David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas.Their contracts are up at the end of the campaign and they are locked in a standoff over the length of the new deals being offered.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea are hoping Belgian star Eden Hazard will sign an extension to his present contract © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 5 – Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 (Sh45.9mn) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.The 27-year-old — whose present deal runs till June 2020 — was linked with a move to Real Madrid after a stunning World Cup in which he inspired Belgium to their best ever finish of third.last_img read more

Roger Federer comeback halted by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Federer claimed his last grass-court title in 2015 in Halle, where he is an eight-time champion.Also Wednesday, Philipp Kohlschreiber upset fifth-seeded Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-6 (6), while sixth-seeded Mischa Zverev, another German, defeated qualifier Yannick Hanfmann 7-6 (1), 6-2 to secure his place in the quarterfinals, where he next faces Haas.No. 4 Lucas Pouille of France came back to eventually beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8) for a quarterfinal against Kohlschreiber.Pouille, like top-seeded Federer, had been given a bye to the second round. View comments ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken “I’ve even shocked myself a bit,” said Haas, who is ranked 302nd and was given a wild card for the grass-court tournament. “I’m a bit speechless. It’s hard to find words.”Haas, who hadn’t beaten his good friend since the 2012 final in Halle, improved to 4-13 against Federer, who hadn’t played since winning the Miami Open in early April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If you don’t take your chances like I didn’t, leading a set and a break, you really only have yourself to blame at the end,” Federer said. “You’ve got to acknowledge the fact that he was a bit better. It’s quite frustrating, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”The 35-year-old Swiss had skipped the clay-court season to recuperate from a busy start to the year that saw him capture his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Germany’s Tommy Haas during their match at the Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. APSTUTTGART, Germany — Roger Federer was beaten on his return from a two-month break, losing 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 to German veteran Tommy Haas in the second round of the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).The 39-year-old Haas, who is playing his last season before retirement, saved nine of the 12 break points he faced and converted two of his three chances to deal the Swiss great just his second defeat of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fightlast_img read more

Ind vs WI 2nd Test: Laxman, Raina rescue India on Day 1

first_imgVVS Laxman and Suresh Raina rescued India from an early slump but the visitors were still bowled out for 201 by West Indies in their first innings on the opening day of the second Test here. Score | PhotosIn reply, West Indies were 30 for three at stumps, trailing India by 171 runs at the Kensington Oval here on Tuesday.Ramnaresh Sarwan was batting on 10, while night watchman Devendra Bishoo had just joined him at the crease before the end of day’s proceeding here.Earlier, India were left struggling at 38 for four, courtesy pacer Ravi Rampaul’s three-wicket haul in the pre-lunch session but Laxman and Raina added 117 runs for the fifth wicket to bring the visitors back into the game.Laxman dropped the anchor initially and along with Raina started dominating the bowlers in the afternoon session but West Indies bounced back after tea with Fidel Edwards and Devendra Bishoo taking three wickets each.If Rampaul (3 for 38) was incisive in the first session, Edwards (3 for 56) and Bishoo (3 for 46) were lethal in the final session as India lost their final five wickets for just 34 runs.India did manage to get colour back on their cheeks with three strikes of their own — openers Adrian Barath (3) and Lendl Simmons (2) departed with only five runs on board and left-hander Darren Bravo (9) left with just a delivery remaining for the day’s play.All three Indian seamers — Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun — picked up a wicket each as West Indies ended the day on 30 for 3.advertisementNothing went right for India as the visitors, for the third straight time in the series, made a score of 200 or thereabout which conveyed as much about the frailty of India’s batting as it did about the potency of the home attack.Opener Abhinav Mukund (1) was out to a rising delivery from Rampaul in the second over of the morning which the opener could only lob into the hands of the gully fielder.It followed a run-barren session for the visitors and only thing happening was the fall of wickets.The first Test hero Rahul Dravid (5) was surprised by a Darren Sammy delivery which rose from a length and hard as the batsman tried, it still took the top of his blade to go to second slip.Opener Murali Vijay (11) tried hard to take roots in the middle but his tendency to waft his bat on the legside cost him his wicket. His bat followed a legside delivery of Rampaul and edged a catch to wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh.It was Rampaul’s first over of his second spell and he made it a twin strike when an unsure Virat Kohli (0) could only send a ball off the edge of his bat to slips. Rampaul had an awesome figure of 8-5-4-3 in the pre-lunch session.So slow and painful was India’s progress that the opening session yielded only 44 runs and as many as four wickets were lost.India looked a transformed side in the post-lunch session as they added an unfinished 103 runs for the fifth wicket.Both batsmen hit half centuries and looked good for many more as they put the host attack to sword with brilliant counter-attacking batting.But West Indies were fortunate to get a breakthrough in the final session when umpire Asad Rauf ruled Raina out at forward short leg off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo after the ball had ricocheted off the batsman’s pads.A distraught Raina yelled out in anguish and then dropped his bat before dejectedly walking back to the pavilion. Raina batted for 137 minutes and hit seven fours from 105 balls for his 53 runs.Raina’s departure gave the hosts the breakthrough they had so desperately wanted and the Indian innings subsided quickly from then on.Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed for the third time in the series when he holed Edwards out to mid-on fielder.Harbhajan Singh (5) awkwardly defended at an Edwards bouncer and presented forward short leg with a chance.The biggest blow to India was delivered by Bishoo who drew Laxman to punch one which rose and spun sharper than the batsman had bargained for.Laxman’s gutsy innings of 85 took him 253 minutes and he hit 12 fours from the 146 balls he faced.The tail subsided without any fight and presented West Indies with their best day of the series so far.However, India pulled things back during the West Indies, taking three host wickets cheaply.Barath fell to a catch in the slips off impressive Ishant Sharma, while his partner Praveen Kumar got the other opener Lendl Simmons to a catch to wicketkeeper. Mithun then got into the act and dismissed Bravo in his second over.advertisement- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Review of Drain and Gully Systems

first_img The United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them Category 3, or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to 17 tropical systems. A review of the country’s drain and gully systems is being undertaken by the technical staff at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, in collaboration with the National Works Agency (NWA).“We are serious about ensuring that flooding does not remain a part of our normal life experience,” Portfolio Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said, while addressing the launch of Disaster Preparedness Month and to observe the start of  the Atlantic Hurricane season on June 1, at Jamaica House.Minister McKenzie had indicated to Parliament in April the need for structural changes to the country’s waterway network, after recent heavy rains that led to flooding.He further mentioned that there will also be a review of the type and number of Shelters across the country.“There is no way that a country of our size needs 900 shelters, and I am glad that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has examined a little over 700 (of the shelters) already,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie said the Administration is determined to create and maintain a momentum of urgency in the public’s mind about hurricane preparedness.“We must understand and accept that we cannot continue to throw money at clean-up and other restoration efforts year after year, once heavy rains or hurricanes occur. We could be using this money for critical areas of Government,” he said.He is also encouraging every Jamaican to expect and prepare for an active hurricane season for 2017. Story Highlights Minister McKenzie had indicated to Parliament in April the need for structural changes to the country’s waterway network, after recent heavy rains that led to flooding.center_img A review of the country’s drain and gully systems is being undertaken by the technical staff at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, in collaboration with the National Works Agency (NWA). “It means checking our houses and workplaces, walls and roofs. It means that we should start now to gradually buy some items that won’t spoil and that can probably be used at a point, if the need arises,” he advised.The United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them Category 3, or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to 17 tropical systems.last_img read more