‘Perfect’ Rabada destroys Lankans

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP):Young pace bowler Kagiso Rabada completed what his captain termed “the perfect performance” by South Africa after his 10-wicket haul for the match bowled them to a 282-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test yesterday.Rabada claimed four of the six wickets South Africa still required for victory on day four to take six for 55 and bowl Sri Lanka out for 224 in their second innings.In the process, he recorded figures of ten for 92 in the match as South Africa’s dominant victory gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.”It was pretty much a perfect performance. Everything was planned and everything worked out perfectly,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said.Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal had hinted that Sri Lanka could put up a fight in their second innings by batting out the final hour on day three, but they did not last long after resuming on 130 for four.Chandimal (30) was the first to go in the sixth over of the day when he chipped Rabada tamely to square leg, before the seamer’s next over claimed both Upul Tharanga and Mathews (49).When Suranga Lakmal edged through to the wicketkeeper soon after, Rabada had his second 10-wicket haul in just his 13th Test.The 21-year-old was then removed from the attack after a seven-over spell that brought four for 33, leaving Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander to grab the final two wickets of the match.REPEAT OF MISTAKES”It’s disappointing to repeat the same mistakes over two Test matches,” Mathews said.”You need long hours of concentration against a quality attack like South Africa. They give you a very rare loose ball, and if you try to score runs off the good balls, you end up nicking off to the slips or the keeper.”South Africa had set up the match on the opening two days.Opener Dean Elgar battled through seam-friendly conditions to score a century as South Africa reached 392 in their first innings, despite losing the toss and being asked to bat first.Rabada and Philander then took four wickets apiece to bowl Sri Lanka out for just 110, after which the result appeared a formality.The third and final Test gets under way in Johannesburg on January 12.last_img read more

Deep-water harbour still on the cards – President Granger

first_img… location still to be decided President David Granger has promised that the project to see a deep-water harbour being established in Guyana is still on the cards and could become a reality as soon as funding is available and logistics worked out.Speaking to Guyana Times Friday, the Head of State said Government is currently examining the possible location for the project.“We are looking at the entire Public Infrastructure networks; and it is certainly still on the cards. We are currently looking at the highway from Linden to Lethem… a deep-water harbour is a logical destination for that highway because it is meant to bring goods from Lethem. So the actual location has not been determined, but once the highway is funded, we will be able to announce what the destination will be”, the Head of State told Guyana Times.Back in early 2015, before the General and Regional Elections, the then Government had indicated that a Chinese company was moving ahead to carry out its own feasibility study for the possible location of a deep-water harbour at the mouth of the Berbice River. The then government had advised that if a deep-water port on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) basis was to appear to be feasible, it would proceed by way of an open invitation for proposals.In 2013 however, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) had approved a US$1.5 million to fund a study to prepare a road link to Brazil and a deep-water port project to be financed through a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The funding was expected to cover all engineering, environmental, social and financial studies required to prepare the road-link and deep-water port project for eventual financing through a public/private partnership, according to the IDB.The study by the Chinese company was said to be a follow-up on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered between the Government of Guyana and the company.Throughout the years, there have been talks about the vast economic potential and opportunities that would be made available with a deep-water port in operation.Already, the Berbice Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the idea, saying the county, though not as developed as Demerara, is ready for the significant transformation that would accompany a deep-water harbour.Deep-water harbours are essential points of transit for incoming people and goods. Primarily, deep-water harbours are fundamental to the movement of exports and imports of a country.The Port of Shanghai, in China, which started off as a small port of transit, is now the highest volume port in the world and receives approximately 30 million 20-foot equivalent units per year.In the Caribbean, the Port of Bridgetown in Barbados has immensely increased trade activities in the island and drastically boosted the tourism sector.Barbados’ deep-water harbour now acts as a home port for many of the British-based Cruise Ship lines operating in the Caribbean region, directly impacting the tourism sector and ultimately the economy, owing to the revenue generated from tourists who are willing to spend.In putting things into perspective, CGX Energy Inc Co-Chairman, Professor Suresh Narine had explained that a deep-water harbour in Guyana can actually take the strain off oil exploration companies which depend on the Port of Chaguaramas as the primary source of raw materials for their operations.The Port of Chaguaramas is some 450 miles from Guyana.If this economic activity is transferred to a closer port – in Berbice, it can significantly cut the expenses endured by these oil giants.Also, with the availability of a cheaper option, it may likely attract more exploration companies to search for the oil in Guyana’s waters, which can further contribute to the economic development of the country.Former President Donald Ramotar had repeatedly spoken about the expansion of the Panama Canal and how this project will soon start to impact the economic activities in Guyana.The Panama Canal Expansion Project is intended to double the capacity of the Panama Canal by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.Industry experts believe that the expansion of the Panama Canal will open a new phase for the trans-shipment in the Caribbean.If Guyana is not up to par with the rest of the countries in the Caribbean, it is possible that the international economic activities will dwindle due to the fact that the country does not have the port to facilitate the new phase for trans-shipment of more and larger ships.last_img read more

COUNCILLOR LEADS BY EXAMPLE BY GETTING STUCK IN!

first_imgStranorlar area Councillor Liam Doherty is certainly leading by example!Councillor Liam Doherty gets stuck in.The Sinn Fein politician gets his sleeves rolled up recently in Convoy during community improvement works that was achieved through money attained form the Council’s Community Involvement Scheme.Cllr Liam Doherty said everyone can play their part in helping to improve their community. “Since the abolition of the LIS schemes and the reduction of road maintaince monies, local communities have had to get more involved and indeed have been encouraged to do so.“Recently in Convoy the Environmental Committee applied for monies through the community involvement scheme for improvement works at St Bridgets National School. Whilst the scheme is small it can still go along way in terms of improving your local environment.“I would encourage local community groups to plan ahead and consider making applications for when the scheme comes around again and I will certainly be advocating that money be made available through our local authority budget for next year.”  COUNCILLOR LEADS BY EXAMPLE BY GETTING STUCK IN! was last modified: September 29th, 2014 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:Cllr Liam Dohertyconvoydonegalworkslast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Returns To The Knapp Center Monday

first_imgDrake and SIUE have met twice, the last coming in 2009 with SIUE prevailing, 60-58, with a late rally. Buy Tickets Following Monday’s game, the Bulldogs will host Rider, Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Live Audio Drake Game Notes  Print Friendly Version Fellow senior Nick McGlynn is averaging 20.0 points per game in the last four games with a pair of 23-point performances. Monday’s game is the Bulldogs’ first in the Knapp Center since Nov. 27. The Bulldogs are 3-0 at home this season and averaging more than 85 points per game in the Knapp Center this season. Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team continues a stretch of five games in eight days with Monday’s game against SIUE as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Tipoff against the Cougars is set for 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center and will be broadcast locally on Mediacom MC22 and ESPN+Drake begins the week with a 6-2 record after suffering just its second loss of the season Saturday to Iowa State. The Bulldogs led for nearly half that contest before Iowa State closed the game on a 19-5 run. Anthony Murphy matched a career high with 12 points in the loss. Story Links ESPN+ Senior Nick Norton returns to campus after amassing a 32-to-3 assist to turnover ratio in the last four games with a pair of double-figure assist games including a school-record 17 assists against North Dakota State that was part of a triple-double and 10 assists in his most recent outing.last_img read more