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first_imgDuminy tomiss WI gameNAGPUR, India (CMC):West Indies will not have to worry about the threat posed by J.P. Duminy after the left-hander was ruled out of tomorrow’s contest with a left hamstring injury. Duminy, South Africa’s highest run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals and a tidy left-arm spinner, picked up the injury during the 37-run victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai last Sunday.Duminy made an unbeaten 29 as South Africa rattled up 209 for five, but scans following the encounter at the Wankhede revealed the extent of the damage.”The scans, which were done yesterday, confirmed our clinical suspicion of a hamstring strain, which means that he will be ruled out of Friday’s game,” South Africa’s team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said.With Duminy ruled out, South Africa are mulling over the inclusion of Aaron Phangiso to provide the left-arm spin.Former T&T off-spinner Nanan diesPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) captain Rangy Nanan has died, media reports here have said. Nanan passed away at his home here following a period of poor health. He was 62.A virtual fixture in T&T’s side throughout the decade of the 1980s, off-spinner Nanan played 94 first-class matches for the national side, taking 366 wickets at an average of 23. Nanan, no mug with the bat either, gathered one first-class hundred – 125 – against Leeward Islands at Guaracara Park in 1983. He also finished with nine half-centuries.Despite his prowess, Nanan’s international career was limited to one Test, largely because of the West Indies’ heavy dependence on a four-pronged pace attack during the late 1970s and ’80s.Following his playing career, Nanan served as a police officer and was also a liaison officer for the West Indies team.last_img read more

World Cup Advancement Scenarios For Groups E And F

As the eight World Cup teams in Groups E and F take the field Wednesday in Brazil, some things are not in much doubt. Argentina has clinched advancement in Group F. France has not technically clinched advancement in Group E, but its goal differential is so strong that it has advanced for all intents and purposes.Switzerland and Ecuador have a lot on the line, however. So does Nigeria, which is favored to advance but could fail to do so if it loses to Argentina and Iran beats Bosnia and Herzegovina. There’s even a possibility that FIFA could have to draw lots to determine whether Nigeria or Iran moves on. Let’s focus on Nigeria’s Group F first, which will kick off its final games Wednesday at noon Eastern time:Most scenarios in Group F are simple. Argentina will advance in first place if it beats or draws Nigeria, or as the second-place team behind Nigeria if it loses to it.Nigeria is an 88 percent favorite to advance in some capacity, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast. The only way it could fail to do so is the case I mentioned: if it loses to Argentina while Iran beats Bosnia. That scenario could get messy.Say that Iran beats Bosnia 2-1 while Nigeria loses to Argentina by the same 2-1 scoreline. Both teams will have one win, one draw and one loss. Both will have two goals scored and two goals allowed. FIFA’s next tiebreaker is head-to-head results, but Nigeria and Iran drew their match. That means FIFA would be out of tiebreakers and forced to draw lots to determine who advances.Mind you, this situation is unlikely. Iran is probably a weaker team than Bosnia and has only a 21 percent chance of beating the World Cup newcomer. Also, anything but the same scoreline in the two Group F matches would give FIFA some other way to resolve the tie. For example, if Iran won 2-0 and Nigeria lost 1-0, Iran would have the better goal differential and would advance. If Iran won 1-0 and Nigeria lost 2-1, the teams would be tied on goal differential but Nigeria would advance on the basis of goals scored. The chance that FIFA will have to draw lots is only 0.6 percent, according to our match predictor.An even bigger longshot than that scenario is if France failed to advance from Group E. Let’s look at the situation there:The FiveThirtyEight forecast lists each team’s advancement probability to the first decimal point and describes France’s chances at 100.0 percent; if we added a decimal place, they’d be 99.98 percent instead. The only way this extraordinarily unlikely scenario could come into play is as follows: France loses to Ecuador. Switzerland beats Honduras. Then France, Switzerland and Ecuador are tied atop Group E with six points each.This scenario is not all that unlikely: There’s a 10 percent chance that both Switzerland and Ecuador will win their matches. But France would also have to finish last among the three teams in the goal-differential tiebreaker. There’s almost no chance that will happen; France’s goal differential is +6 so far, while Ecuador’s is even and Switzerland’s is -2.But Switzerland and Ecuador’s advancement prospects are more complicated. Switzerland is guaranteed to advance if:It beats Honduras and Ecuador draws or loses.It draws Honduras and Ecuador loses.Ecuador is guaranteed to advance if:It beats France and Switzerland draws or loses.It draws France and Switzerland loses.Both matches in Group E are draws.Other cases, like the one where Ecuador and Switzerland both win, will go down to a tiebreaker.There’s even an outside chance (about 2 percent) for a three-way tie, in which Honduras could advance. That would require both Honduras and France to win — in which case Honduras, Ecuador and Switzerland would be tied for second with three points each. Honduras would then need to win on the tiebreaker. That would probably require them to beat Switzerland by at least two goals while Ecuador takes a multi-goal loss to France.CORRECTION (June 25, 9:39 a.m.): An earlier version of this post incorrectly described the scenario of Iran beating Bosnia 2-1 and Nigeria losing to Argentina by the same 2-1 scoreline. read more

Earth Day underwater Cleanup Tree planting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – Earth Day today but celebrations in the Turks and Caicos began since Saturday with an underwater clean up spearheaded by Beaches Resort and its Sandals Foundation. Today, the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs (DEMA) in collaboration with the National Trust, Department of Youth Affairs and the FilCom Inc will have a tree planting with the students of Enid Capron Primary, at Five Cays Community Centre. That happens this morning at 9:30am. It’s the 45th year the planet celebrates Earth Day, with the theme: “It’s our turn to lead.” Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Related Items:clean up, dema, earth day, enid capron, tree planting Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Hotels clean up four islands for Earth Day Recommended for youlast_img read more

TCI Animal Services Unit launches free vaccine campaign

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#freevaccinecampaign, #magneticmedianews, #TCIAnimalServicesUnit Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Eastern Provo, Blue Hills and Millennium Heights had special vaccination sites set up on Saturday to deal with up to six animal diseases in an initiative spearheaded by the Animal Health Services unit of the Department of Agriculture.   The country’s Acting Chief Veterinarian, Weinland Crossman explained that it was the outbreak of Parvo virus in April in Grand Turk and the June outbreak of Canine Distemper which led to the need for a national campaign to treat sick animals.At the announcement of the campaign this past Friday, it was explained by Mr. Crossman that studies have confirmed that sick animals will eventually lead to sick people.The Chief Vet said, “According to Center for Disease Control, 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases are of animal origin, and 3 or more of every 4 new emerging diseases are also of animal origin.    There is no charge for this service and since Monday, animal owners can take their dogs to Bark and Bliss, Wooding Vet Service or TC Veterinary Association any day during their opening hours and they will administer the vaccines free.”Saturdays, said the Chief Vet, are outreach days between 8:30am to 12:30pm and this Saturday, the team from Animal Services will be in Kew Town and Five Cays.   Minister of Health, Edwin Astwood was on hand to help in launching the campaign, which runs into August.#MagneticMediaNews#freevaccinecampaign#TCIAnimalServicesUnitlast_img read more

Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot build affordable homes for El Cajon

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHabitat for Humanity says their mission is to bring people together by building homes, communities and hope.On Wednesday, that mission became possible through a partnership with the Home Depot.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries was LIVE with the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ginger Jeffries Posted: June 13, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot build affordable homes for El Cajon families June 13, 2018last_img read more

Adams Ave bookstore a Normal Heights landmark since 1965 is closing

first_img July 10, 2018 Dave Scott, Dave Scott 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNORMAL HEIGHTS (KUSI) – Another local bookstore is going to that big literary salon in the sky: The Adams Avenue Book Store, a Normal Heights landmark since 1965, will shut its doors next weekend.After 53 years, the Adams Avenue bookstore is saying goodbye. KUSI’s Dave Scott was there live. Adams Ave bookstore, a Normal Heights landmark since 1965, is closing Posted: July 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for a Navy petty officer who was under the influence of alcohol when his pickup truck flew off a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and crashed into a crowd in Chicano Park killing four people.Navy Petty Officer Richard Sepolio has been sentenced to 9 years and 8 months after driving off Coronado bridge, killing 4 people.27-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio was convicted in February of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury in connection with the October 15th, 2016 crash.The crash killed 50-year-old Annamarie Contreras, 52-year-old Cruz Contreras, 49- year-old Andre Banks, 46-year-old Francine Jiminez and seriously injured seven others.Sepolio was convicted of four counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of DUI causing injury.The same jury acquitted him of four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, seven counts of reckless driving and one count of driving over the legal alcohol limit and causing injury.Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright told jurors Sepolio chose “to drive irritated, impaired and impatient.” In addition to having drinks prior to getting behind the wheel, Sepolio was arguing with his girlfriend on the phone just moments before losing control of his truck on the bridge, the prosecutor said.Sepolio testified he was driving on the transition ramp — a route back to Coronado that he had driven more than 90 times before — when he sped up to merge in front of another car and lost control.The defendant said he remembered being on top of a freeway barrier looking down, then waking up in the park and being pulled out of his truck. Sepolio said his memory was mostly “cloudy” about what happened after his truck plunged into the crowd below.On the stand, he denied arguing with his then-girlfriend on the phone just before the crash, but admitted on cross-examination that he’d just left a lunch with a female Navy colleague where “the idea was to go out and have a good time.” Sepolio testified he had a glass of alcoholic cider and a glass of wine at lunch before heading back to Coronado.Whether Sepolio was intoxicated was a point of contention during the trial, particularly with one blood sample not tested for more than a year after the crash, according to his attorney.While the jury did not find Sepolio guilty of the greatest charge he faced — gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated — jurors agreed that Sepolio was under the influence.Bright said she believed Sepolio was grossly negligent due to driving while under the influence and distracted, but supported the jury’s findings, which included its rejection of the charge that Sepolio was intoxicated above the legal blood-alcohol limit. Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:24 PM May 2, 2019last_img read more