WI Women sets sights on England

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC):All-rounder Hayley Matthews has described West Indies Women’s win over Bangladesh on Sunday as ‘important’ as the team prepares for crucial matches in the Women’s T20 World Cup under way in India.Matthews played a key role in their second victory in the tournament, a 49-run triumph over Bangladesh Women at the Chidambaram Stadium, following an opening win over Pakistan.West Indies Women take on top rated England in their next game in Dharamsala on Thursday, before playing India.”I think that it was important for the team especially knowing we have to hard games coming up versus England and India to secure a (spot in the) second round in the tournament,” said Matthews in an interview with WICB media.”It would definitely be a challenge, different conditions and so on. Obviously, England are one of the better teams in the tournament so we are just looking to hopefully get a win against them, which would really give the girls a lot of confidence by going on to the India game.”Matthews hit the top score of 41 as West Indies posted a competitive 148 for four from their allocation of 20 overs, after choosing to bat against Bangladesh.FOURFOURSThe 18-year-old faced 42 balls and struck four fours while teaming up with her skipper, Stafanie Taylor, to compile 67 off 70 balls for the first wicket.Taylor also returned with her off spin to grab two for 16.”I was not in too much forming coming over here and I didn’t really get a good spell in a warm-up game. So I was pretty happy to get some runs today and also to get the team off to a good start with Stafanie,” said Matthews.”I have been doing a lot of work on my bowling recently, so I am glad to see some progress in that area … not only with the bat.”The result meant that the Caribbean side is now perched at the top of the Group B standings with four points and a healthy net run-rate of 1.325.”It’s really good to start the tournament off with two wins especially after losing the series to South Africa,” she said.”So we are just really looking to continue that form.”last_img read more

Liverpool shock City, Everton above Arsenal, Man United’s title winning captain

first_img1 Liverpool v Manchester City is live on talkSPORT There is a massive weekend of football ahead, including three live commentary games on talkSPORT on Sunday March 1: Liverpool v Manchester City and Arsenal v Everton in the Premier League, plus Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup final.And we’ve got our weekly bumper quiz, featuring 10 questions relating to all the weekend’s Premier League matches, and the League Cup final, to test your football knowledge.See how many you can answer correctly!About | Privacy | Termslast_img

SA scientists win AU awards

first_img1 February 2010 Two South African scientists have won the African Union’s (AU’s) first awards for excellence in science. The awards were made during the AU’s heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. Professor Diane Hildebrandt, co-director at the centre for optimisation modelling and process synthesis at Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand, was the winner in the basic science and innovation category. Patrick Eriksson, head of the geology department at the University of Pretoria, was the winner in the earth and life sciences category. They were chosen from 50 contestants from across the continent for the outstanding work in their fields, and were each rewarded with US$100 000 for their achievement. South African President Jacob Zuma, who handed the scientists their awards during a ceremony in Addis Ababa, said the awards resonated with the theme of the summit, which focuses on improving Africa’s information and communication technology infrastructure. Zuma said the two had contributed to flying the South African flag internationally. “Science, technology and innovation form indispensable tools for driving socio-economic progress … and is sustained by adequate and competent human capital,” Zuma said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Top 10 stories of 2017: #4

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 4. 50th Sale of ChampionsFifty years ago, it started with a dream to support the Ohio State Fair’s youth livestock exhibitors. Gov. Jim Rhodes was the mastermind behind the event that would help build the legacy of Ohio livestock exhibition on a national and international stage — the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. Rhodes recognized the hard work, long hours and vast leadership potential of the top livestock exhibitors at the Ohio State Fair and he wanted everyone else to do the same. He also wanted to establish a way to help those young exhibitors benefit from their incredible achievements financially. With these goals in mind, Rhodes teamed up with the Ohio Expositions Commission and well-known auctioneer Merlin Woodruff. The first Sale of Champions in 1968 was designed to provide a one-stop event to showcase the fair’s top youth livestock exhibitors, provide an attraction to promote agriculture and attract the interest of buyers who could afford the type of funding required to reward excellence. This tradition continues today!last_img read more

PH football squads send strong message to SEA Games foes

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side READ: SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’That win avenged the Nationals’ 1-0 loss during the recent AFC U-23 in Cambodia.The Philippines men’s side will battle Indonesia on Thursday and that win, according to Maro, would inspire them.“Indonesia is a tough team but we studied their game and we know how to handle them,” said Maro. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Malditas, who like their men’s counterparts are hoping for a podium finish, will meet Vietnam on Thursday.The men’s team encountered less resistance.Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOC“I told them to win the match at 2-0,” said men’s head coach Marlon Maro.He was that specific. And the team responded accordingly.Reymart Cubon came away with go-ahead goal off a corner by Javier Gayoso in the 52nd, before Fil-Japanese Kouichi Belgira converted a free kick in the 81st.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters WATCH: LeBron, Melo, KD clash in star-studded pickup game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Over at UITM Shah Alam Stadium, the women’s team also scored a morale-boosting 2-1 stunner over host Malaysia.READ: SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s footballFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPatrice Impelida scored in injury time of the first half for the Malditas before Malaysian Dadree Rofunos equalized in the 51st.But the Malditas refused to share a point with their foes and Camille Rodriguez struck the winning goal in the 73rd for the winning goal before a stunned hometown crowd. Women Football Match Between Malaysia vs Philippines at Stadium UiTM Shah Alam on 15 August 2017. Photo by Faeiz Shah | MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—From both ends of this city, Philippine football’s goals rang loud and clear.The men’s and women’s football team scored rousing victories against their respective rivals Tuesday night to begin their Southeast Asian Games stint on a bright note.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more