Allen strikes first

first_imgMark Allen took a 6-3 lead over Matthew Stevens after the first session of their Haikou World Open final in China. The Northern Irishman, looking for his second successive crown in this tournament, opened up a 3-0 lead thanks to breaks of 48, 52 and 93. Stevens led 55-0 in the fourth frame only to see his opponent respond with a clearance of 58. But any thoughts Allen would storm to victory – like he did when he thumped Stephen Lee 10-1 in last year’s final – were put on the backburner when his Welsh opponent reduced the deficit to two frames with breaks of 67 and 112. However, 27-year-old Allen re-took a four frame advantage, which included a break of exactly 100 to go 6-2 ahead. Stevens, competing in his first final in five years, ended the session on a high note by winning the last frame and keeping his hopes of a fightback in the evening session alive. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Olympic ruled out of Curragh bid

first_img The Group One-winning juvenile returned to action this year with a win in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury but could never get involved in the French Guineas at Longcahmp after being drawn wide. The plan had been to run him at the Curragh this weekend but that has now been shelved as Hannon has decided the race will come too soon. Press Association Hannon will still be represented by Havana Gold and Van Der Neer, who performed with credit in the French and English Guineas respectively. “There are only 12 days between the two Classics, and we have decided that Olympic Glory needs a bit more time,” Hannon told his website, www.richardhannonracing.co.uk. “He could never get into a rhythm from that draw at Longchamp and Hughesie looked after him, but he still had to travel to France and back and it takes a lot out of a horse. “Havana Gold, who was also drawn wide, ran a stormer to finish fifth in France, beaten less than a length, but he has recovered that much quicker – remember he almost won the big sales pot at Newmarket last year just nine days after landing the Somerville Tattersalls Stakes at the same course – so he will definitely travel to Ireland. “It’s a shame Olympic Glory can’t go, but he’ll be back sooner rather than later and we are still strong in Ireland with two solid chances. Van der Neer will relish the stiff finish at the Curragh, and he has come out of Newmarket great.” center_img Richard Hannon has ruled Olympic Glory out of Saturday’s Etihad Airways Irish 2000 Guineas.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RR vs CSK: Chennai beat Rajasthan by 4 wickets, Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A struggling Rajasthan Royals will desperately seek to revive their campaign when they host formidable Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League encounter in Jaipur on Thursday. Rajasthan is currently lying in the penultimate spot in the eight-team standings with just one win out of five games. Rajasthan’s sole win came against laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here and they would be banking on home comfort to upset defending champions CSK. In contrast, CSK is coming off a clinical seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders and are sitting pretty at the top of the table with five victories from six games. Under the astute captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK boasts of a perfectly balanced squad to excel on any surface and all conditions. The Royals, on the other hand, are still struggling to find their bearings. (LIVE SCORECARD)For LIVE updates: # Chennai Super Kings win by four wickets, this is the 100th win as captain for MS Dhoni # SIX! by Santner to win the match 4 wickets# WIDE BALL, now 3 runs required on the last ball# FOUR runs needed by Chennai Super Kings on the last ball # NO BALL again for height but no FREE HIT said by umpire# With three balls left, CSK needs 8 runs to win # MS Dhoni bowled by Ben Stokes at 58# SIX! by Jadeja on the first ball of last over and its a NO BALL# FOUR! on the last ball of 19th over, CSK now need 18 off the last over # MS Dhoni is the only hope left for the Chennai Super Kings # Ben Stokes removes Ambati Rayudu, CSK now needs 33 from 14 balls# With just three overs left, CSK needs 39 runs to chase down RR at their home ground # Only 5 runs added to the total, CSK 106/4 after 16 overs# After 15 overs, CSK 101/4 with Dhoni (34) and Rayudu (53) at crease# SIX! by Ambati Rayudu at long-on to Jaydev Unadkat# Now, Ambati Rayudu hits SIX at mid-off# Ben Stokes comes to bowl# SIX! again by Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# Only four runs in 12th over, Chennai Super Kings 68/4 with Dhoni and Rayudu at crease# FOUR! by Ambati Rayudu, CSK 64/4 after 11 overs# SIX! again by Dhoni 19 (13)# With 10 runs of the over, CSK 50/4 after 10 overs with Dhoni and Rayudu out in the middle# SIX! by MS Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# After 9 overs, Chennai Super Kings are 39/4 with Dhoni (5) and Rayudu (22) at crease# Kedar Jadhav also returns to pavillion cheap, CSK 24/4 after 5.5 overs# Faf du Plessis departs at 7, CSK in big trouble# Faf du Plessis hits lofted shot for a boundary but its just three runs at mid-wicket# With just five runs added to the total, CSK 10/3 after 3 overs# After two overs, Chennai Super Kings are 5/2 with Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis out at crease # Kulkarni picks Shane Watson wicket on duck # If CSK wins this game, it will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL # Chennai Super Kings need 152 runs to win# With 18 runs of the last over, Rajasthan Royals are 151/7# Shreyas Gopal, making the most out of it with back to back boundaries# Ben Stokes looks to hit big but Deepak Chahar bowls him out, RR loses their seventh wicket# Only 8 runs added, RR 125/6 after 18 overs# With just 4 runs added to the total, RR 117/6 after 17 overs# After 15 overs, Rajasthan Royals are 103/6 with Ben Stokes and Jofra Acher out in the middle# Back to back boundaries by Riyan Parag to Imran Tahir# Ravindra Jadeja picks his 100th IPL wicket as Steve Smith departs at 15# With half way through, Rajasthan Royals are 74/3 after 10 overs# After 9 overs, RR 71/4 with Steve Smith and Ben Stokes at crease # Rahul Tripathi returns to pavillion early, Ravindra Jadeja picks his first wicket# Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bowl # After 7 overs, Rajasthan Royals 58/3 with Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi out in the middle# Sanju Samson looks to hit big but gets caught by Shorey, RR 53/3 after 5.2 overs# Steve Smith gets on board with a boundary, RR 53/2 after 5 overs# With 13 runs added in the over, RR 48/2 after 4 overs# Shardul removes Jos Buttler at 23# With Buttler, Samson out in middle, RR 35/1 after 3 overs# OUT! After Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni appeals and take review, Ajinkya Rahane departs at 14# After two overs, Rajasthan Royals are 25/2 with Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane at crease# Straight SIX by Jos Buttler, RR 11/1 after 1 over # FOUR! by Jos Buttler to Deepak Chahar# Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler comes out to bat in the middle.Chennai Super Kings Playing XI includes: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.Rajasthan Royals Playing XI includes: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni. last_img read more

Walton leads VC XI in game to honour Chanderpaul today

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Chadwick Walton will captain the UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI against touring England in a 50-overs match here today which will be used to honour veteran former West Indies left-hander Shiv ChanderpaulJamaican Walton, who has already played all three formats for West Indies, leads a side which includes the likes of Youth World Cup stars Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul, along with Chanderpaul’s son, Tagenarine Chanderpaul.The game, which will be played at Warner Park, will see the senior Chanderpaul honoured with a special commemorative plaque for his outstanding contribution to West Indies cricket.Chanderpaul finished second in the West Indies all-time career aggregates with 11 867 runs in 164 Tests, only behind the imperious Brian Lara.His last Test was against England in Bridgetown two years ago.Tagenarine will receive the award on his father’s behalf.SQUAD – Chadwick Walton (captain), Amir Jangoo, Anthony Alleyne, Cameron Pennyfeather, Cassius Burton, Jermaine Levy, Kharry Pierre, Keemo Paul, Keon Harding, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Tagenarine Chanderpaul.last_img read more

Boiler up: UW set for Purdue

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald PhotoFor the third consecutive season, the Badgers have exploded out of the gate, exceeding all expectations with a surprisingly good start to their football season.However, third-year starting quarterback John Stocco knows all too well that as quickly as fans jump on the bandwagon of a team headed toward apparent success, they can jump right off it with one bad loss.”In this league, you can’t make a mistake against anybody, really,” Stocco said. “The thing about winning is when you keep winning, the games keep getting bigger and bigger, so that’s something that we understand and we just have to keep pushing forward.”And evident from UW’s 2004 loss at Michigan State and the 2005 loss at Northwestern, the Badgers have shown a propensity to lose to potentially weaker opponents on the road, derailing each respective season in one way or another.”We talk a lot about finishing,” Stocco said. “A lot of times, I think it’s just how the schedule goes, if you lose your first two games and win the rest of them, people will be talking about how great of a season you had, whereas if you lose one or two at the end, people will talk about the collapse and things like that.”While Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) has not reached that climactic end of the season just yet — which will include games against Penn State and at Iowa — the Badgers have a chance to prove what they’re made of with a crucial road game at Purdue (5-2, 2-1) Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.Perhaps the most intriguing matchup will be the Boilermakers’ pass offense versus the Badgers’ pass defense. Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter threw for a career-high 431 yards last week against Northwestern, a lofty accomplishment for playing in Joe Tiller’s pass-happy system.With the effort, Painter moved into third place in the country with 2,218 passing yards on the season. The Boilermakers rank fourth in Division I-A football at 327.1 yards per game through the air, largely due to junior wideout Dorien Bryant (41 receptions, 545 yards, three touchdowns).”Painter is a player that can definitely throw the football,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “He’s got more than a covey of receivers to throw to as well as the tight ends and the running backs. The thing I’ve kind of seen with Painter is he’s probably beginning to get more like [ex-Boilermaker standout Kyle] Orton was. He’s a guy that really can throw the short pass and the intermediate pass with a good amount of accuracy.”However, Painter and his wide receivers will have their hands full with a UW secondary that has improved with each week and is making a name for itself as one of the stingiest in the nation. Wisconsin ranks ninth in the NCAA in scoring defense (12.7 points per game), sixth in total defense (240 yards per) and, most importantly, third of all teams in defending the pass (a paltry 123.1 yards per contest).So, with two powers colliding, UW defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks said the Boilermakers will prove to be one of Wisconsin’s biggest challenges thus far in the season, at least from an aerial-attack standpoint.”They present a lot of challenges,” Cooks said. “Obviously, they’re leading the conference in a lot of pass categories, they’ve got some great wide receivers, the quarterback’s playing well.”The Boilermakers are averaging a smidgen under 40 pass attempts a game, far and away tops in the Big Ten. Comparatively, Stocco and the Badgers have thrown less than 25 times per game.”Any time you’re going to [see that many] passes per game, you better make sure that you’re where you need to be,” Cooks said. “They do a lot of different things on offense in the passing game, and we just got to be ready for the challenge.”Cooks said the game plan won’t change, Wisconsin will continue to play defense the way it has on the way to the 6-1 start.”We’ve made plays against everybody. We’ve just got to make more plays than we lose,” Cooks said. “The guys will be patient, we’ll try to challenge them when we can and do different things to help us out back there.”On the other side of the ball, Stocco leads an upstart offense against a suspect Purdue defense (last in the Big Ten in both scoring and total defense), along with running back P.J. Hill, only one of two backs in the country to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards so far.When asked if there was something special about this year’s Badger team, Stocco simply said the players continue to take things one day at a time and not think about past letdowns or possible future events.”Our mind is just on Purdue right now and that’s all we want to think about, we just know that there’s a lot of things that we have to pick up,” said the senior quarterback. “[This season is] what we make of it, we just got to stay focused. … We’ve just got to come out with a great attitude and just keep going.”last_img read more

Iowa officials confirm 38 new COVID-19 cases, two more Cerro Gordo County cases, state has 4th death

first_imgThe Associated Press contributed to this report DES MOINES —  Iowa health officials said Sunday that they have confirmed 38 more cases of COVID-19, including two more cases in Cerro Gordo County, and a fourth death has been reported.The Iowa Department of Public Health said the state now has 336 positive cases, up from 298 on Saturday. The latest death was a Linn County resident between the ages of 61 and 80.The new cases include 10 in Polk County, six in Linn County and four each in Johnson and Dubuque counties.The two new Cerro Gordo County cases were one adult aged 18-40, and a middle-aged adult aged 41-60. There now have been six confirmed cases in Cerro Gordo County. The other previous confirmed cases in our listening area include three in Hancock County, and single cases in Butler, Wright and Kossuth counties.The virus has now been found in 50 of Iowa’s 99 counties, and 51 Iowa residents remained hospitalized.The new cases include nine people who range in age from 18 to 40; 14 who are 41-60 years old; 14 who are older than 60; and one child younger than 18.last_img read more

The ERTE in soccer will also have an extension

first_imgIf he alarm status is already in its second extension and could have some more for the coronavirus, the Temporary Employment Regulation Records who are soliciendo los clubs professionals now, for “causes of force majeure” and to counteract inactivity, also will have its continuation in some cases when finish confinement. The First and Second entities, have taken this step now or not as LaLiga encouraged them, may request another ERTE then for “economic reasons” if the competition has not restarted at the same time as the rest of activities in Spain.The league hoped that the labor authority that operates in the different provincial administrations under the Ministry of Labor open your hand. Nevertheless, Barcelona, ​​Espanyol and Alavés, who were the first to request this measure, for different reasons and with different applications among their players and workers, they have already verified that aids will cover them until the Government decree he end of alarm state and no more, as I made clear the BOE the day of its launch: “The duration of ERTE authorized under the anticipated causes cannot be extended beyond the period in which the situation extraordinary derived from COVID-19, it being understood, therefore, that its maximum duration will be that of the alarm state. This limitation will be applicable both in those files with respect to which the express resolutionas those who are resolved for administrative silence, regardless of the content of the request. “Atlético, Las Palmas, Zaragoza, Racing, Ponferradina and those who come from behind such as Tenerife, Rayo and Alba they know what there is. The ERTE they can be chained without limitation. The Barca, for example, whose record did not affect the first team, will not extend it. It will agree on wages. The rest should justify very well the reasons for requesting a second file for technical and economic organizational reasons. “The difference with the of overwhelming force is that you can to last what agree with the workers. You have to put an end date to that ERTE, although later it can be modified with consensus and whenever the labor authority is notified, “assures a government source.He ERTE of force majeure can be started, as now, by “those who have their direct cause in the loss of activity as a consequence of different government measures adopted: suspension or cancellation of activities, temporary closure of public affluence premises, restrictions on public transport and mobility of people or goods in general, or urgent and extraordinary situations due to contagion of the template or measures of preventive isolation“. He ERTE who will come later affects “the job suspension or, conversely, to a reduction of working hours in case the dismissal is not needed, obeying economic, technical, organizational causes or of production“He ERTE will not produce effects at listing period, which will be considered as effectively quoted. It supposes the 70% of the regulatory base during the first six months and 50% from the seventh month. Players can agree that the club will assume part of the loss, stopping paying contributions and partially supplementing, as compensation, the difference between salary and unemployment benefit. A professional player, hired to full time, could win like maximum 1,411 euros if you have two children and at least 1,098 euros if you don’t have them. Those figures would decrease if he were hired part-time.last_img read more

After bloody UAAP Finals opener, Baldwin says Game 2 ‘won’t be any different’

first_imgBaldwin admitted the fouls affected Blue Eagles’ offensive rhythm.“We had a hard time. I don’t think we played fluid at all. I thought it was kind of a scrappy game and I guess in the cauldron of this whole atmosphere, that can be expected from young players, but generally, we don’t perform that well when it’s a scrappy kind of game,” he said.Ateneo, though, also benefitted from the foul-plagued game with La Salle’s Ben Mbala saddled by foul trouble and was limited to a season-low eight points.“I thought it was telling that Mbala and (Abu) Tratter played 57 minutes in this game and had eight fouls. (Chibueze) Ikeh and George (Go) played 38 minutes and had nine fouls, and we consider that a victory somehow. That’s crazy to think of that as some kind of victory, but when you play La Salle, it is,” he said.Baldwin liked what saw in terms of his players’ resolve is concerned but he made it clear that Ateneo shouldn’t rest on its laurels, especially with a chance to win the title on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I thought our fight, our tenacity, and our character were evident today and I think those are big factors,” he said. “But I don’t expect we’ll have to think any differently [of La Salle] going to Wednesday’s game. It’s the second battle of a long war.” Castro maps out key plays for Gilas in win over Japan Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsEmotions poured into the court as the fierce rivals engaged in a highly-physical affair that even saw Matt Nieto incur a cut above his left eye after receiving an inadvertent elbow from Ben Mbala late in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneREAD: Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben MbalaThe numbers also showed just how intense the game was as both teams were called for a combined 47 fouls. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter steering Ateneo to a rousing 76-70 win over La Salle in a rough-and-tumble Game 1 in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday, Blue Eagles coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t expect the physicality to get any less intense in Game 2.“We anticipated that. You get that all the time with La Salle. La Salle won’t be any different on Wednesday. It would be silly to think otherwise because that’s their M.O. and they’re good at it. They push the rules to the limit and they push the referees to the limit,” Baldwin said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Bus operator, carpenter granted bail for brawl

first_imgThirty-nine-year-old minibus operator Nigel Douglas and 30-year-old carpenter Sherlock Yaw were both released on $30,000 bail for assaulting each other during an alleged altercation at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The duo appeared before Magistrate Rushell Liverpool at the Wales Magistrate’s Court last week, where they both denied committing the offence, which Police said occurred on March 9, 2018.Douglas, of Unity Street, La Grange, WBD, denied that he assaulted Yaw causing him actual bodily harm while Yaw, who resides in Schoonord, WBD, denied that he unlawfully wounded Douglas. As the prosecution had no objections to bail, the defendants were granted their pre-trial liberty. The case will continue on May 31, 2018.last_img read more

34 graduate from ‘Care for the Elderly and First Aid’ workshop

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger this afternoon commended the 34 graduates for successfully completing the Care for the Elderly and the First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training workshop.First Lady Sandra Granger and other officials posed with graduates on FridayThe workshop was organised by the Office of the First Lady in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection. The closing ceremony was held at the Baridi Benab at State House, Georgetown.Granger, in her remarks, encouraged the graduates to use the certificate that they have achieved to earn gainful employment. “We have embarked on a programme to ensure that whatever job you do, you are trained to do it, so you are going to be trained practitioners,” she said.The First Lady also thanked the Ministry of Social Protection for their continued support for the programme. She noted, “I am very thankful for the confidence reposed in me by the Minister and the Ministry, and of course by the support we get at all levels…which makes it possible for us to embark on these exercises…”Meanwhile, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Secretary-General to Guyana, Patrice La Fleur, urged the graduates to not only seek employment, but to share the education and skills they have obtained through their participation in the workshop.“I urge you to make the most of your training. It is a huge and significant investment in your present and future status,” La Fleur stated.The five-day workshop was aimed at providing caregivers with the requisite knowledge that caregivers need to be effective at their job.Areas covered in the training were responsibilities of the caregiver and skills in communicating with the elderly. Focus was also placed on dealing with mental health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, stress management, abuse of seniors, management and care of diabetics, and feeding of seniors.This training was facilitated by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Ismay Griffith and Gender Consultant at the Ministry of Social Protection, Hazel Halley-Burnett.In an invited comment, Dianna Deonarine, a graduate of the programme, said she plans to pursue the personal care assistant programme as she works towards her new career path as a full-time caregiver or nurse.Oneisha Lane, another graduate, expressed her gratitude to the First Lady for coordinating the programme, and said: “I have gained a lot of knowledge about how to care for elderly persons, and how much this need is overlooked by other people in society. So this programme really raised a lot of awareness about how we should care for the elderly,” She saidlast_img read more