Sarwan calls time on cricket career

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after making 286 international appearances for West Indies.Sarwan, 36, made the announcement on Thursday during a ceremony at the Stella Maris Primary School in Guyana, where he launched his career by scoring two centuries in a now-defunct Under-12 competition.Also a former Guyana captain, Sarwan was given a hero’s welcome as students lined up and chanted his name on arrival.”Sarwan always loved cricket. I remember when he was just 10, he was first picked for Stella Marris. He was in third standard and got the Man of the Match award, making 49 in the final,” recalled Surendra Khayyam, Sarwan’s vice-captain at Stella Marris.Sarwan, who made his first-class debut for Guyana against Barbados in the Red Stripe Cup of 1995-96 at the age of 15, had an international career that lasted 13 years.He featured in 87 Tests, 181 one day internationals (ODI), and 18 Twenty20 internationals and boasts 15 Test centuries.”Carl Hooper saw me at Georgetown Cricket Club when I was 14 and told me that I would play Test cricket,” said Sarwan, who launched his Test career in 2000 by scoring 84 against Pakistan in Barbados.HARD WORK”That inspired me to really train and work hard, and here I am today.”Sarwan has identified the high points of his career as his 105 in Antigua which led West Indies to a record 418-run successful chase against Australia in May 2003, his 84 on debut against Pakistan, and his career-best 291 against England in Barbados in 2009.”When I made the Guyana team at 15, my roommate was Keith Semple. I was being peppered by the pacers since I was a little boy from Wakenaam, and I was intimidated by guys who were big and tall and did not do well,” recounted Sarwan, who captained West Indies in four Tests, five ODIs and two T20s, and who finished his career with a total of 11, 994 international runs, spread across all three formats of the game.”I was batting well in practice, but I was afraid to play shots in the games. Semple said I should bat the way I batted in the nets, and I started to do that.”Sarwan’s career was not without controversy.In 2005, he was one of seven players who were dropped for the series against Pakistan and South Africa following a contract conflict between individual sponsor Cable and Wireless and the team sponsor Digicel.Sarwan’s last appearance for West Indies was during the 2013 Champions Trophy, but he was dropped after poor performances against Pakistan and India.last_img read more

STETHS stop Trinity in seven-goal thriller

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Rural kingpins St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) stormed back from the brink of elimination to edge Holy Trinity High 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller in the FLOW Super Cup round of 16 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.STETHS’ leading marksman, Jovoney Brown, struck a brace in the 12th and 85th minutes, respectively, as the Santa Cruz-based school rallied to score two goals late into the action to erase Holy Trinity’s 3-2 lead.Holy Trinity took the lead on three occasions, but were pegged back each time by STETHS. The Kingston-based Holy Trinity took the lead with a Rajhae Welsh goal in the eighth minute.Brown found the equaliser when he rose above the Holy Trinity defenders to flick a header into the far corner. Shortly after, Holy Trinity were again in front when Shemar Farmar scored.Again, STETHS showed character and poise to level things through Demar James, who lobbed Holy Trinity goalkeeper Antonio Millington.With the teams going into the breakeven, STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn said he only told his players to relax, enjoy the game and remain focused.On the 68th minute, Dante Green, Holy Trinity’s second-half substitute, scored the easiest goal of the evening to put his team in the lead again after a goalkeeping error.SUPERIOR STRENGTHThereafter, it was practically all STETHS. They used superior strength and their usual courage to orchestrate a fightback that resulted in goals from Rojay Robinson in the 83rd and Brown in the 85th minutes, respectively, to log the win, which resulted in them sweeping into the quarter-finals.”We never doubted the outcome. Even when we are trailing, I know we have the ability to win games like these,” said Wedderburn.”This is a match that typifies how tough mentally this STETHS team really is, and the guys did everything we asked of them in securing this victory,” he said.Everton Russell, the assistant coach at Holy Trinity, said the loss was a severe blow to his team, especially after holding the lead three times.”The boys are distraught. I think we did enough, but they had some more as you see in the result, but it was a good game. both teams counter-punched with skill, but in the end, there could only be one winner,” conceded Russell.last_img read more

IAAF wants improved relationship with Jamaica – Eyes Usain Bolt as ambassador

first_imgIAAF CEO Olivier Gers said although the federation is disappointed at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) decision to abstain from voting on new reforms for anti-doping controls in the sport, it will not impose any sanctions on the body, and, he wants to greater develop the relationship between the two bodies and also Jamaica’s athletes. Gers, who was the guest speaker for last night’s RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony, said that the association has nothing to fear regarding sanctions for its decision. “There’s no change (in the relationship), there won’t be any repercussions, and there won’t be any impact,” Gers said. “Don’t get me wrong, we were disappointed because of the amazing ranking and amazing weight that Jamaica has in our sport, so I think President (Sebastian) Coe and all of us on the council were disappointed not to get the full support of Jamaica, but it doesn’t mean that there will be any repercussions. We’re working together already, we’ve been talking since then, and we’ll be working to hear Dr (Warren) Blake’s (JAAA President) concerns.” Gers said that Jamaica has what he describes as a rich track and field heritage and said that the nation’s input in the sport’s affairs is important to the IAAF. He also noted that the federation wants to learn from what the nation has done, to make the sport better in other areas of the world. He continued by saying that Usain Bolt is one of the sport’s greatest finds and that he hopes he will remain involved in it after Bolt’s planned retirement later this year. “Hopefully, he won’t be too far (away from the sport), and we’ll get his passion and his talents on the administration side of what we do,” Gers told The Gleaner. “We need his fame and his dedication to the sport, but in a different fashion, because he’s an amazing trendsetter and marketer of himself so I’m looking forward to working with him in that fashion.” He said that he hopes that younger athletes would follow Bolt’s pattern of marketing himself socially. “How he markets himself through social media and other tools that exist today that didn’t always exist, that was an innate talent of Usain,” he said. “His incredible charisma, talent and his unique relationship with the fans is something we hope we can teach younger talent. We are in the business of sport and the business of entertainment, and we have to remember that we are competing with other sports as well.” Gers said that he would love to have Bolt as an ambassador at the IAAF after his retirement. “That would be great,” he said with a grin. “We haven’t had a chance to talk to him about it because we’re letting him focus on his season and letting him focus on all the milestones he has set for himself in 2017.”last_img read more

Martinez fails to qualify for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLMichael Christian Martinez missed the cut for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after finishing eighth in the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy Saturday at Eissportzentrum Oberstdorf in Oberstdorf, Germany.The Filipino figure skater fell just a spot short of qualifying. He registered 191.74 total points after scoring 67.50 in the short program and 124.24 in free skating.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img View comments Jorik Hendrickx of Belgium ruled the 26-man meet with 253.06 points in what served as the last qualifying event for the biennial meet.It was a disappointing outcome for Martinez, who made waves back in 2014 Sochi Olympics after being the first Southeast Asian skater to compete in the winter games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogOnly the top six booked a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea but with silver medalist Alexander Johnson of USA already qualified, Yaroslav Paniot of Ukraine, who finished in seventh, was awarded the last slot. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees NBA: Injured Spurs star Leonard to miss pre-season It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

19 End Training in Video Journalism

first_imgMr. and Mrs. Jomo Stubblefield (rear) with workshop participants at the end of the training At least nineteen (19) young journalists ended a one-day video reporting and editing workshop in Paynesville last Wednesday, July 12. The training, facilitated by Mr. Jomo Stubblefield, an award-winning Liberian video journalist based in Washington, D.C. (USA), brought together reporters from the Daily Observer and Nubian FM.Mr. Stubblefield works for DCW50, a television station in Washington, D.C.The training provided the reporters with hands-on camera training, editing, and tips for producing quality video either with a flip cam, smartphone or more sophisticated video cameras. Stubblefield conducted the training in two parts: a class session held in the Stanton B. Peabody Memorial Library at the Daily Observer office and a field session at the ELWA Junction.According to him, the way journalists used to report news for the public has transitioned, especially with the availability of new technologies. Therefore, in order for journalists to report breaking news for their media outlets, they need to make use of iPhones or smartphones, to enable them to report efficiently.  Smartphones and tablets with high-definition screens have enabled viewers to watch videos anywhere, he noted.“Apps and simple editing software such as Final Cut Pro X has lowered barriers to content creation. At the same time, bandwidth has become cheaper and more plentiful with the cost of mobile data plans falling in many countries,” said Stubblefield.Mr. Stubblefield challenged the journalists to build on the foundation of the craft by adding new media skills to their repertoires. “Today’s multimedia journalists need to possess strong writing skills and know how to use multimedia tools and software and be able to assess the multimedia potential of stories and determine which story forms are most appropriate. He explained that video journalists always need to pay attention to soundbites as well as focus on a particular scene because it helps relay the emotive content of the story to viewers.“We don’t have a growing generation of readers, but viewers. The sooner your video is uploaded to your website the faster you get your audience informed on current events. Video editing journalism makes it easier to get your audience to view your news in time. You don’t have to wait till the next day after writing your story to get it published in print,” he said.The workshop was done free of charge by Mr. as his way of giving back to Liberia and to the profession that became his passion. A sumptuous surprise lunch for the participants was prepared by Mrs. Stubblefield. The participants applauded Mr. Stubblefield for their willingness to sacrifice their to time to train young, aspiring journalists in multimedia storytelling, and gowned him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ISG launched SKF seal jet machine

first_imgIndustrial Supply of Guyana Incorporated (ISG), a subsidiary company of Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP) has launched the SKF Jet Seal Machine, in keeping with its agenda of developing the industrial sector in Guyana.A demonstration of how a seal can be made using the new machineThe machine, which is the first of its kind in Guyana, can manufacture seals using “SKF technologies” for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. Some of its advantages include that it can produce sealing solutions for most industries, it is efficient in manufacturing components up to 600 millimetres in diameter, and it has a variety of seal designs and features a short delivery time.Along with optimised sealing materials, the Seal Jet can solve almost any sealing problem. Over the years, numerous materials for the manufacturing of these seals were developed which includes polyurethanes, elastomers and thermoplastics.With this new technology, job opportunities are created for the training of recruits to function in this capacity.Chief Executive Officer of MACORP, Guillermo Escarraga noted that there is a window of opportunity in the manufacturing sector and it is one which the company has been committed to improving.To eradicate the need for imported products, he noted that they eliminated all the challenging factors and made the investment, which is worth over $80 million.“We are telling everyone that the opportunity to become a manufacturing company exists and we want to take that opportunity. We wanted to offer solutions…We decided to make that investment and we’re talking about an investment that goes above $80 million,” said Escarraga.He explained that the introduction of the machine was accompanied by other apparatus, which will make the operation easier.“We complimented the introduction of this machine with a hydraulic test bench that will help us remove, assemble and disassemble the large cylinders. Those large cylinders really high torque to be able to be put together.”One of their customers, Dayanand Ramdass of Everlasting Forest Products, was also present during the unveiling ceremony as he lauded the numerous benefits which are associated with the sealing equipment.“Before they brought this machine in, I had to depend on substandard seals that were available locally. I could not get proper seals no matter where I went. They were really expensive for the type of durability and the amount of time it lasted,” he recollected.Ever since the purchase of the machine, Ramdass noted, “There is minimum downtime and it doesn’t cost as much. That’s the biggest advantage. The second thing is that I can develop and manufacture any seal design that I want so I can make a seal that is much better than what came with the original machine.”last_img read more

Young girls “Lace ’em Up” at the North Peace Arena

first_img“So we’re just running fundamentals of hockey and just exposure to girls – an opportunity to get out and have a little opportunity to have a puck and see if they like hockey,” says coordinator Darla Jackson.Jackson says her daughter began playing peewee hockey for the first time this year, which got her thinking about girls’ participation in sports.“This was just something to see what our interest looks like in Fort St. John for female hockey,” explains Jackson. “It’s been pretty lacking in the last while, our female development.”- Advertisement -Jackson says approximately 50 – 60 young female athletes signed up for today’s hockey clinic.Participants range in age from 5 to 17.This is the first time a girl-oriented hockey clinic is being hosted in Fort St. John but Jackson says hopefully it won’t be the last.Advertisement “I would hope to see us do this maybe twice a year or something like that,” Jackson concludes. “Maybe even work into hockey camps or something in the future for females.”last_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham set for battle over wantaway PSG starlet

first_img1 Adrien Rabiot Arsenal and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot has asked Paris Saint-Germain if he can leave the club on loan in January.The 20-year-old is tipped for a big future and the French champions are reluctant to let him go.However, the midfielder is struggling to break into the first team and wants to secure a short-term switch in order to boost his playing time.Arsenal and Tottenham have both scouted the Frenchman on several occasions and they could now snap him up on loan in January.“To be in a great club and to earn lots of money is not enough. When you train all week, you want to be on the pitch,” Rabiot told Telefoot.“Sometimes it is not possible and it is frustrating. Paris is my town. To force my way through here, that would be great.“To spend my entire career at PSG, that is the president’s dream. If I was starting, I would look at things differently, that is for sure.“I have asked the president to be loaned this winter if my playing time goes down between now and January.“It is something that he cannot refuse, I know that he likes me a lot.”last_img read more

`Hut’ making return

first_img“Who knows how many of the exhibit’s other structures could’ve been lost,” he said. Santa Fe Springs Fire Department investigators have not been able to determine the origin of the fire because there was too much damage, said Janet Ortiz, the department’s spokesperson. The investigation by the fire marshal and the Whittier Police Department is ongoing. Work began on rebuilding the structure, with fire-retardant synthetic thatch, the week after Thanksgiving and will cost about $60,000, Edwards said. The expense is covered by insurance, the city and private donors, Edwards said. The crew from Hondo Company Inc. is expected to finish the project by the end of the year. The exhibit also features a sweat lodge, granary (a storage place for acorns), and ramada (a shaded shelter for outside work) replicating a Tongva village. It was open to the public, minus the Kiche, a day after the fire. Tavera said hundreds of schoolchildren visit the exhibit weekly from October through April, along with the general public. “It’s our most popular attraction,” she said. Now the children, in addition to learning about the world of the Tongva, learn about the dangers of fire. “We have used the incident to teach the importance of fire safety,” Edwards said. Extra lights, an alarm system and more security have been installed to help protect the building. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe original hut, known as a kiche, took a year to build by descendants of the Tongva, the first residents of Santa Fe Springs. “All the labor of love may have been lost in the fire,” Edwards said, “but the spirit was not.” The thatch structure, which is a replica of a Tongva home large enough for a family of five, went up in flames in a matter of minutes about 1 a.m. on Sept. 12. “It was completely gone,” said park program Director Mary Tavera, who was one of the first people on the scene. Edwards said surrounding trees were burned, and surmised if it had been windy at the time of the fire, the damage could’ve been much worse. • Video: Heritage Park SANTA FE SPRINGS – All that was left standing of a 15-foot hut to honor the original people of Santa Fe Springs at Heritage Park was its metal frame. The rest – thatch, vines and other brush used to cover it – was completely burned in a suspected arson fire in September. “It was devastating,” said Jerry Edwards, interim supervisor of Heritage Park. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: SUMMER CAMP FROM THE 4-8TH JULY

first_img****Campa Samhraidh/Summer Camp – CL.G Chloich Cheann Fhaola******4ú – 8ú Iúil.Peil Gaelach, Sacair,Cispheil, Súilóidí Nadúra, Éalain,Cluichí agus cuid mhór imeachtaí eileAoiseanna: 7 – 12 .10.r.n – 3 i.nTáille: €30 páiste amháinBeirt Pháistí €50Triúir nó níos mo as an teaghlach amháin – €70T Léine san áireamh.Thuilleadh eolas ó Eibhlín ar 0863760815. 4th – 8th of July.10am-3 pmGaelic Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volley ball, Art, Nature Walks, Treasure Hunts and much more.Children between the ages of 7 to 12 years.Cost for one child is €30Two children €50Three or more from the one family €70.Free T-Shirt for each child.For more information contact Eibhlín on 0863760815***Seniors/Reserves***Our Seniors and reserves travel to Glencolumbkille to play Naomh Columba on Sunday, June 19th. Reserves 1:30 pm and seniors 3:00 pm. ***Club Lotto***Numbers drawn on Wednesday June 8th were 1 4 5 6 18 20! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €2,800! We had 2 match 5 winners (from 2 €5 quick picks!) who win €50 each- congratulations to Blaine Mulligan and John Callaghan!****County U-14 Girls***The U-14 county girls recently reached and competed in the Ulster Championship Final. Reaching the Ulster Final is a great achievement for these young dedicated girls. They were unfortunate to lose out in the final to a strong Cavan side; however they put in a strong performance from beginning to end. Our very own Helena Mcgee played an integral role in the U-14 set up and played a key role in the final. We wish to extend our congratulations to her and her team mates on such a great championship run! Good to see our ladies football is alive and well in Cloughaneely and that the club & parish have that representation at County level!!***U-14’s Boys*** Well done to our u-14 boys who had a great championship win over Letterkenny Gaels last week! They have one more game left which will be at home to Carndonagh- win that and they top their group! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for fixture details of the Carndonagh game!***U-14 Girls***Well done to our U-14 girls on winning the division 2A semi final at home v convoy on Saturday past!***Ulster Semi-Final Tickets*** Any club member wishing to order tickets for the Donegal V Monaghan Ulster Semi-Final, please give your name to Martin Duggan (086-3119186) as soon as possible.GAA NEWS: SUMMER CAMP FROM THE 4-8TH JULY was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CloughaneelyCLUB NOTESGAAlast_img read more