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Tony Becca: Remembering cricketers of the past

first_img explosive opening batsman There were some wonderful players in this list, some who played while the real West Indies team was engaged elsewhere, one who played for Packer for a short time, one who toured with the West Indies but never played a Test match, and many who deserved to have played Test cricket for the full West Indies team but never got the chance because, as the saying goes, they probably came at the wrong time, or they were born at the wrong time. Williams, for example, with 100 on his debut against Jeff Thomson and the Australians led by Bobby Simpson in 1978, and with 111 against India, the best of India, in 1979, showed that he was good when he matched skills with some of the very best in the game. A batting aggregation of, probably, Williams, Griffith, Bonitto, Otto, Pinnock, Allen, Mohammad, and a bowling attack of Cohen, Lawson, Ferris, and Merrick would probably not have beaten Australia at Sabina Park in June, and certainly not as comfortably as England have been doing. Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and company, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith, David Warner and friends would have known, especially facing batsmen the calibre of Williams, Bonitto, Otto, Pinncok, and Allen, and fast bowlers such as Cohen, Lawson, Ferris, and Merrick that they were in a battle and not simply a short, one-sided exchange, one in which they hardly worked up a sweat. Had they got better opposition from the West Indies, Australia may have been prepared for England and the defence of the Ashes, and, probably, they would not have been so embarrassed. Bonitto played for Jamaica between 1947 and 1957. He played in only 17 first-class matches but scored 1,013 runs at an average of 58.87. He was a tall, elegant player who hit a top score of 207 not out versus British Guiana at Bourda in 1952, and 129 against the Duke of Norfolk’s team at Sabina Park in 1957. Griffith played for Barbados at age 16 and for Jamaica. He played in 25 first-class matches, scored 1,690 runs at an average of 35.93. He was an attacking, left-handed opening batsman who hit 143 against Barbados at Bourda in 1961, 146 against the International Cavaliers at Sabina Park in 1964, and 150 against the Combined Islands in St, John’s in 1966. Otto of Antigua played for the Leeward Islands 48 times and scored 2,550 runs with a top score of 165 at an average of 34.00. He was an attacking middle-order batsman who enjoyed a few memorable seasons. Pinnock, a wicketkeeper also, played 44 times for Jamaica, scored 2,662 runs and averaged 40.33. He scored 108 versus Trinidad at Queen’s Park Oval, 175 against Barbados at Kensington Park in 1969, 152 versus the Cavaliers at Sabina Park in 1970, 176 against Sussex at Hove in 1970, and was not out on 93 versus Guyana at Bourda in 1973. While watching the second Test between the West Indies and Australia at Sabina Park recently, I wondered just what had happened to the West Indies team which made the region proud in the past, especially, despite one or two hiccups, in the years between 1950 and 1995. I also wondered if the West Indies will ever rise to their former glory again, to the dizzying heights which saw them, between 1976 and 1995, lose only one Test series, become the undisputed champions of the world, arguably the best cricket team ever, and probably the best team of any team sports that the world has ever seen. Most importantly, however, I wondered if that West Indies team, the one which played against Australia recently, was the weakest the West Indies had ever put in to field. After coming to the conclusion that it probably was the weakest of all West Indies teams, including those teams that played Test cricket for the first time and those that were in action when the West Indies players were with Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket or otherwise on strike, I not only remembered some of the illustrious names of West Indies cricket, names such as George Headley, Learie Constantine, Clifford Roach down to Viv Richards, Brian Lara, and Courtney Walsh, but I also remembered some names that were not so illustrious. I remembered all those players who played for the West Indies when the team was with Packer, when the real team was on strike over and over and again, and I remembered players like Neville Bonitto, Teddy Griffith, Ralston Otto, and Renford Pinnock, players who were good players but players who never wore the maroon cap even once, and players who, were they playing today, would walk into the West Indies team which played against Australia recently. ELEGANT PLAYER WRONG TIME Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams, an explosive opening batsman out of Jamaica, played while the better players were with Packer. Jim Allen, an aggressive batsman out of Montserrat and who played with the Packer players; Lockhart Sebastien, an opening batsman out of Dominica; and Luther Kelly, an attacking, awesome opening batsman out of St. Kitts. Timur Mohammad, an attractive left-handed batsman out of Guyana; Sam Morgan and Delroy Morgan, two openers out of Jamaica; Emerson Trotman, an aggressive batsman out of Barbados; Cleveland Davidson, Mark Neita and Wayne Lewis, three batsmen out of Jamaica; and Sudesh Dhaniram, a solid opening batsman out of Guyana. And there were also fast bowlers Rudy Cohen and Cecil Lawson out of Jamaica, George Ferris and Tony Merrick out of Antigua, and Prince Bartholomew out of Trinidad, and there was also one like Victor Eddy, an off-spinner from St. Kitts.last_img read more

Urban Land Inventory Goes to Ganta

first_imgOf the three Cities initially designated by the Land Commission for the implementation of the Urban Land Inventory Project (ULIP), the commercial City of Ganta is the next urban setting that is to benefit from the project.The inventory exercise has already been conducted in Gbarnga and Buchanan cities and the outcomes have been rated as highly successful by government authorities and the beneficiaries themselves.Discussions have been held with Nimba County officials and Community Leaders in Sanniquellie and Ganta geared towards the successful implementation of the project.A four-member delegation from the Land Commission and UN-HABITAT headed by Hon. Suzana G. Vaye, Commissioner responsible for Education and Outreach made a two-day visit to Ganta and Sanniquellie to acquaint the County Superintendent, Ganta City Mayor and the Community Heads about the inventory project and to solicit their active participation and support.Commissioner Vaye and UN-HABITAT Head of Office in Liberia, Mr. Antony Lamba informed Superintendent Fong G. Zuagele and Mayor Benjamin S. Dokpa about the significance of the project, which is to collect a comprehensive data on types of land uses as percentages of total land in the City of Ganta, and includes uses for agriculture, industrial, commercial, residential, and special features such as military base and the prison.  They told the county authorities that other information that will be sought include access to social services such as electricity, water supply and sanitation as well as infrastructures including water points, roads and bridges, among others.In a meeting with the community leaders in which Mayor Dokpa was present, a total of twenty eight (28) communities were identified for inventorying. The community leaders expressed happiness for the project and promised to lend their fullest support during the inventory process.Nimba County Superintendent Fong Zuagele said he was grateful that Ganta was selected for such a project, stating, the information that will be generated and made available can lead to effective leadership.He expressed fear on the issue of sustainability but, however, stressed the need to involve community residents during the phase of the project.Ganta City Mayor thanked the Land Commission and UN-HABITAT for selecting Ganta for the Urban Land Inventory Project.  He said the data that will derive from the inventory exercise will further enhance his work.The Urban Land Inventory project which is being supported by the Swedish Government through the UN-HABITAT is an initiative of the Land Commission geared towards collecting accurate, complete and up-to-date data, which is critical for urban land use planning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Photo Gallery: Flooding in Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek has received over 100 mm rain since the storm started Tuesday evening.  That rain has caused substantial damage in the community.The 15th Street bridge in Dawson Creek was completely washed away by high stream flows in the creek. Fire Chief Gordon Smith says that the bridge washed away completely early this morning after being undermined by the torrent of water. Smith says that in addition to the 15th Street bridge, bridges that carry 8th, 10th, and 17th Streets over the creek are currently overtopped by both water and debris, rendering them impassable. Currently the only route across the creek is via the Dangerous Goods Route west of town, or via Rolla Road east of the airport.For the most up to date information about the situation in Dawson Creek, visit our news section at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/local-news- Advertisement -Below are photos sent to Energeticcity.ca by Craig Hartel of Dawson Creek.  If you have photos and videos to share, email news@moosefm.ca or post them to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/energeticcity Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding from 2016 in Dawson Creek/Photo: Craig Hartel Flooding from 2016 in Dawson Creek/Photo: Craig Hartel Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek/Photo: Craig Hartel Flooding in Dawson Creek/Photo: Craig Hartel Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek at 8th Street - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek at 8th Street – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek in June 2016 - photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. Flooding in Dawson Creek in June 2016 – photo courtesy of Craig Hartel. 20160616_063147_1-HDRlast_img read more

Chelsea sign former England keeper Green

first_img0Shares0000Goalkeeper Robert Green trains with England at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa © AFP / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 26 – Chelsea announced Thursday the signing of former England goalkeeper Robert Green on a one-year contract, to provide backup for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero.The 38-year-old was a free agent after leaving Huddersfield at the end of last season. Green won 12 England caps between 2005 and 2012 and played at the 2010 World Cup.His season at Chelsea will be his 20th as a professional after spells at Norwich, West Ham, QPR, Leeds and Huddersfield.“It has been a whirlwind 24 hours,” Green told the Chelsea website. “You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.“It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer blow for Man United as Di Maria nears PSG switch

first_img Angel Di Maria is set to joing Paris Saint-Germain 1 Manchester United look like missing out on attacking target Angel Di Maria, with the Real Madrid man on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain.talkSPORT has learned that the Argentine star – whose future has been placed in the spotlight following the £71m arrival of James Rodriguez at the Bernabeu – will join PSG on an initial season-long loan move, with an agreement already in place to make it a permanent switch next summer.The French giants have been slapped with a sanction limiting their spending this year, after falling foul of UEFA’s financial fair play laws.The sanction has restricted their transfer spending to €50m, a figure they have already reached following the signing of David Luiz from Chelsea.However, there is no ruling which limits their recruitment of loan players, and it is understood that club chiefs have reached an agreement to defer the fee for Di Maria until the summer of 2015.The news will come as a huge blow to Manchester United, who are believed to have been monitoring the player’s situation in Spain, with a view to making a move of their own.This latest development follows Arturo Vidal’s public declaration that he will not be joining the Red Devils, despite their highly publicised interest in the Chilean international.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY SCHOOLS BEHIND ‘BEO’ SELECTED FOR FINAL OF NATIONAL COMPETITION

first_imgA project backed by three Letterkenny secondary schools has been selected for the finals of a national competition.BEO, which has seen the three schools create their own music project involving live bands, will compete against four other projects in the Design for Learning Project.The competition is run in conjunction with the National Science Gallery. The Letterkenny-based project, which involves Colaiste Ailigh, Loreto Letterkenny and St.Eunans, is the only schools-based project to make the final.The winner will receive a substantial prize of €5,000 to further their project in the future.Students form the three schools will be travelling to Dublin tomorrow to see just what they have to do in the final on December 2nd.Coincidentally BEO has another night of live music this evening featuring perhaps its most ambitious gig to date. Featuring a certifiable range of top class acts including La Galaxie, The Wondervillains, Red Light Inferno, In Their Thousands and The Jamaican Vampires.The latest gig and the workshop which will be put on during the day almost didn’t go ahead – because of its own popularity!The event, which sees a workshop take place at the LYIT all day before heading to the Regional Culture Centre (behind An Grianan Theatre) at 6pm involves for than 400 students.Ooonagh Ni Chleirigh said “It’s going to be a great day with 400 transition year students gathering in Letterkenny for the afternoon sessions and a large crowd expected to attend the gig that night,” she said.BEO also thanked An Grianan and Craoibin Termon for offering their services. Admission to the gig is just €5 and all are welcome.EndsLETTERKENNY SCHOOLS BEHIND ‘BEO’ SELECTED FOR FINAL OF NATIONAL COMPETITION was last modified: October 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BeoLYITlast_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO OF LETTERKENNY WATER CHARGES PROTEST AS 150,000 TAKE TO STREETS

first_imgDDTV: Owen Curran from the Right2Water campaign addresses a crowd in excess of 7,000 in Letterkenny today as part of nationwide protests.Click play to watch his speech. Around 1,000 people marched through Lifford, with more than 3,000 people in Ballyshannon.Organisers of over 100 local Right2Water protests around Ireland today have expressed delight at the massive turnout, despite torrential rain.In a statement, the Right2Water campaign said: “Despite torrential rain, our expectations have been massively exceeded, with well over 150,000 people coming out in every neighbourhood, town and village to send a clear message to the Government: water is a human right, and we demand the abolition of domestic water charges.“Today showed the strength of public opposition to water charges in communities up and down the country. The time has come for the Government to accept the will of the people, abolish domestic water charges and return to the drawing board. Until they do, the Right2Water campaign will keep up the pressure. “Details of a major rally outside the Dail on December 10th – International Human Rights Day – will be announced during the coming days”, the statement concluded. DDTV: VIDEO OF LETTERKENNY WATER CHARGES PROTEST AS 150,000 TAKE TO STREETS was last modified: November 1st, 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) Tags:000150donegalletterkennyprotestsRight2Waterlast_img read more

MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR MINOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES FOLLOWING DEATH OF INISHOWEN PENSIONER

first_imgA Judge has expressed his heartfelt sympathy to a family whose mother was killed in an accident in Inishowen.Austin Stewart from Fahan arrives at a previous court in Carndonagh.The distraught family of the late Maura Porter, 71, were in Carndonagh District Court yesterday as a man was charged minor motoring offences in connection with her death. Austin Stewart, 45, pleaded guilty to driving without an NCT on his Peugeot car, having a bald tyre and having a broken headlight on the vehicle. He also pleaded guilty to failing to display an NCT certificate.The case had been adjourned eight times since last October after Mrs Porter’s son Brendan and daughter Davina asked the DPP to review the charges.Ms Porter’s case made national headlines after it took an ambulance almost 50 minutes to reach her after she was knocked down and killed while coming home from mass on December 30th, 2013.The case led to a review of ambulance response times across the country by the HSE.Judge Paul Kelly yesterday (TUES) criticised the delay in reviewing the case by the Director of Public Prosecutions.Judge Paul Kelly remarked that he had last adjourned the case in April as he was told the DPP would conclude its re-examination of the case by yesterday.But Gda Insp David Murphy told him the DPP had decided to go ahead with the prosecution of the minor charges, but had not taken a view as yet on the possibility of further charges.Judge Kelly said the deadline for the review had become “something of a moving target”.He adjourned the case until he afternoon and returned to say that he had decided to go ahead with the case as Stewart could later argue the case would be prejudiced if it was delayed further.He said if the DPP were to bring further charges, they would be heard at the Circuit Court.Judge Kelly said he had every sympathy for the Port family and all they had gone through.“But there is nothing that can be done in this court or any other court to bring back the late Mrs Maura Porter,” he added.“It is entirely unsatisfactory that we find ourselves in this position yet again where the DPP has been unable to come to a conclusion.”Mrs Porter’s daughter Davina sobbed loudly as the tragic details of the incident were read out.Defence solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said Stewart will have to live with the nightmare of this for the rest of his life.“His health has been badly affected and he has been left badly traumatised by the matter.”Sentencing was adjourned until September 15 as Judge Kelly asked for a probation report on Stewart.MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR MINOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES FOLLOWING DEATH OF INISHOWEN PENSIONER was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Andrew StewartCarndonaghcrashdeathJudge Paul KellyMaura Porterlast_img read more

Vapor Retarders and Vapor Barriers

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in UPDATED on May 15, 2015Although building science has evolved rapidly over the last 40 years, one theme has remained constant: builders are still confused about vapor barriers.Any energy expert who fields questions from builders will tell you that, year after year, the same questions keep coming up: Does this wall need a vapor barrier? Will foam sheathing trap moisture in my wall? How do I convince my local building inspector that my walls don’t need interior poly?To begin a discussion of vapor retarders and vapor barriers, I’ll answer a few of these persistent questions. Since I plan to return to this topic in a future blog, I invite readers to submit further questions.Q. Why would I want a vapor retarder in my wall or ceiling?A. Vapor retarders help slow the diffusion of water vapor through a building assembly. During the winter, a vapor retarder on the interior of a wall will slow down the transfer of water vapor from the humid interior of the home into the cool stud bays. During the summer, a vapor retarder on the exterior of a wall will slow down the transfer of water vapor from damp siding towards the cool stud bays.However, a vapor retarder is a double-edged sword: while under some circumstances it can have the beneficial effect of helping to keep a wall or ceiling dry, under other circumstances it can have the undesirable effect of preventing a damp wall or ceiling from drying out.Q. How often does water vapor diffusion through walls and ceilings cause problems?A. Very rarely. In many cases, in fact, an interior vapor retarder does more harm than good. The main mechanisms by which moisture enters a wall are from the exterior (usually due to flashing defects that admit wind-driven rain)… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

JD(U), RJD face off over Tejaswi’s resignation

first_imgLeaders of the ruling Janata Dal (United) have begun demanding Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav’s resignation, following the CBI raids on his family and an FIR lodged against him on corruption charges.“Tejaswi Yadav is yet to explain the charges made against him,” said JD(U) leader and spokesperson Neeraj Kumar. Party sources told The Hindu that if the RJD did not act on the issue by Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would be forced to take a decision in line with his “zero tolerance to corruption” principle.Following the JD(U) leader’s statement, RJD legislator from Maner Bhai Virendra told journalists that his party had 80 MLAs in the Assembly and would not function “on the advice of others.”The rift in the ruling coalition in Bihar seems to be widening after the Janata Dal(U) said on Thursday that if Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav did not explain the corruption charges against him, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would be forced to take action.“All RJD [Rashtriya Janata Dal] legislators are strongly behind our leader Lalu Prasad and Tejaswi Yadav, who will not tender his resignation,” Bhai Virendra, party leader, said. Several RJD leaders, who did not want to be named, said there was “no question of Tejaswi Yadav resigning, come what may.”Mr. Nitish Kumar had earlier asked his party members not to comment on the issue, but after the JD(U)’s meeting on Tuesday, which sent a message to the RJD that those against whom charges of corruption have been made should explain the facts in public, they have started attacking the RJD. Mr. Kumar, however, continues to maintain a studied silence.“It’s a matter of hours or a few days that Nitish Kumar will take a decision on the issue if Tejaswi Yadav does not resign. Mr. Kumar himself may resign and form the government with the outside support of the BJP,” said a party insider, who was present at the JD(U) meeting. Of the 29 leaders who spoke at the meeting, 27 reportedly advocated snapping of ties with the RJD.RJD leaders too appeared to be ready to face the political fallout of the imbroglio. “Why should we worry about the fall of the government? We are the major partner in the coalition. We will face the situation as it comes,” said a senior leader close to Mr. Prasad. No word exchangedBJP State president Nityanand Rai said earlier this week that his party could consider extending outside support to Mr. Nitish Kumar.On Wednesday, Mr. Tejaswi Yadav and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not speak to each other at the Cabinet meeting, though they were seated next to each other. Mr. Nitish Kumar, coming out of the meeting, continued to maintain a stoic silence. He later held a meeting with key leaders and officials at his 1 Anne Marg residence. Earlier, on Tuesday, the JD(U) had put the ball in the court of RJD, asking it to make its stand clear on the corruption charges while stressing that “Nitish Kumar never compromises on the issue of corruption.”last_img read more