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‘I told him to keep his composure’

first_imgWest Indies batsman Marlon Samuels said explaining to emerging Barbados all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite the importance of keeping his composure was key to the latter pulling off his last-over heroics against England during the final of the ICC World Twenty20 earlier this week.Brathwaite hit four sixes off the first four deliveries of the 20th over to surpass the total of 155 for nine set by the English, sending West Indies fans into wild celebrations.”I told him to keep his composure,” stated Samuels when asked to relive the moments leading up to the final over.”(Ben) Stokes is not a good bowler at the death, as he tends to bowl a lot of full tosses,” Samuels said.He added: : “I was, in the meantime, at the other end, pressuring Stokes and telling him a lot of stuff so that I could get into his head and try to break his concentration.”The 27-year-old Brathwaite, who had represented the Caribbean side in two Tests, seven one-dayers, and eight Twenty20s before the tournament, ended unbeaten on 34 off just 10 balls during the dramatic end.Jamaican Samuels finished unbeaten on 85 off 66 balls to claim the Player of the Match award returned home on Tuesday.”It was overwhelming and wonderful to be in the situation where I could remind him (Brathwaite) that if he wanted to make a name for himself this is the over,” continued Samuels.Brathwaite, who made his one day and Twenty20 debut at age 22, scored a quick-fire 59 on Test debut away to Australia in Melbourne late last year.He then followed up that with a near run-a-ball 69 in the second Test in Sydney.Recognising his pugnacious talent, he was earlier this year picked up for a surprising US$620,000 by Dehli Daredevils, 14 times his original base price, during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 player auction.The IPL is scheduled to start this weekend.last_img read more

Regional STEAM fair to kick off today

first_imgSchool-aged science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) enthusiasts will today and Tuesday flock the Diamond Secondary School, East Bank Demerara, to participate in a regional science fair.This biennial event provides a platform so that students from nursery to secondary can create and showcase projects from the fields of science, technology,Coordinator Loren Park and Regional Education Officer (ag) Tiffany Favourite-Harvey showcase the trophy prizes for this year’s competitionengineering, arts and mathematics.The two-day event is a collaboration between the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Department of Education and the Region Four Regional Democratic Council (RDC). The event, themed ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) – the way for a green and sustainable society’, will see participation from 47 nursery, primary and secondary schools, and competition in 27 categories.Education Officer Loren Park, coordinator of the fair, confirmed that hosting of the much-anticipated event has been properly prepared for.“From the entries that are being submitted, I can assure patrons that the competition will be one that is very competitive and of a high standard,” he stated.The coordinator noted that, to date, the number of participants stands at 220 students, and it is anticipated that another seven to 10 entries would be forthcoming from schools. He also disclosed that Diamond Secondary currently leads with the number of entries submitted. “Diamond Secondary, over the years, has been one that enters a number of entries into the fair, as it’s not a case that because they are the host thus the high number of entries. They are always coming out in large numbers to the science fair,” Park said.He added that Hope Secondary and Annandale Secondary follow closely with their number of entries.This year’s competition will also feature the inclusion of ‘Arts’, hence the name being changed from STEM to STEAM. “We are excited with the addition of the Arts into the fair this year, as it provides opportunities for students to express themselves and showcase projects in this area,” the coordinator stated.In terms of support and prizes, Park noted that trophy prizes have been acquired for each of the 27 categories. However, he expressed that prizes currently are not there for some winners, and the coordinators are hoping to have additional prizes for the winners, as an incentive for their hard work. “We secured trophies already, but we were hoping to offer some prizes along with the trophies as an incentive to the winners, so that they can be further motivated. However, we were not successful in this area, (but) we are hoping that by the end of the fair, some corporate companies can come forward and chip in,” he expressed.Students in the lower secondary category will be competing in Home Economics, Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Social and Behavioural Change, and Mathematics. In the upper secondary category, students will be matching skills in Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Agricultural Science, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Mathematics, Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.In the nursery category, students will be competing in Craft and Environmental Science, and Science and Mathematics; and in the primary category, students would be competing in Mathematics, Craft and Visual Arts, Environmental Science and Science.The coordinator has said he foresees the hosting of a successful fair. He says students are all eager and excited to showcase their respective projects at the fair. “While it’s a regional fair, the magnitude in terms of excitement, crowd and anticipation is like it’s a national fair,” he declared.When the competition was staged in 2016, President’s College placed second while Annandale Primary took the third position. Diamond Secondary will return to reclaim their first place position.last_img read more

Bert Bowes student’s experiment good enough for Google

first_imgA Fort St. John student has conducted a study showing the positive effects exercise can have on the human brain and entered it in an online science fair.Kevala Van Volkenburg, a grade eight student from Bert Bowes Junior/Secondary School, has submitted her experiment in the 2011 Google Science Fair entitled “Train Your Brain with Exercise!”- Advertisement -Van Volkenburg’s experiment has been selected, along with 59 other projects, as the science fair’s semi-finalist entries.Her study asks whether 10 minutes of exercise before a quiz improves cognitive functioning in the area of math and reading.In her experiment, Van Volkenburg required the use of 29 test subjects – 17 females and 12 males – from grades five and six. The study had each participant take a math and reading comprehension test. After recording the results, test subjects participated in a 10 minute exercise seminar, including a variety of aerobic exercises. After exercising, the subjects were asked to complete a second set of similar math and English tests.This process was repeated on 10 different occasions, with results being recorded each time.Advertisement After completing her experiments, Van Volkenburg, who hypothesized an increase of 10 per cent in an individual subject’s mark, discovered an average increase of 19.6 per cent after participants took part in 10 minutes of mild aerobic exercise. Math scores increased 12 per cent, while reading comprehension increased 27 per cent. An increase was witnessed in every student that participated in the experiment.After completing her experiment, she concludes that 10 minutes of aerobic exercise does in fact increase cognitive functioning in students.Von Volkenburg’s project is currently available for display on the 2011 Google Science Fair website as part of the 13-14 age-group. Visitors of the website have the opportunity to vote on which experiment they feel deserves to win, with that opportunity ending May 20. The winner of each category, as well as the five finalists will be announced on May 23.last_img read more

Salah wins African Player of the Year award

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah, pictured in November 2017, is the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goalsACCRA, Ghana, Jan 4 – Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983.The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season for the Premier League outfit after moving from AS Roma in the summer. He also starred for resurgent Egypt, who last year finished runners-up to Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations and secured a first World Cup appearance since 1990.In the penultimate round of World Cup qualifying, Salah scored the brace that edged Congo Brazzaville in Alexandria, including the stoppage-time winner from a penalty that sealed a trip to Russia.Salah’s Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane, of Senegal, was runner-up and 2015 winner, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang third after a 30-player list had been trimmed to three.National coaches, Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials, journalists and the public were involved in the voting.The Egyptian succeeds Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City as holder of the most prized CAF individual award.It is the first time since 1986 that stars from the north of the continent, which along with the west is the strongest football region, have won successive titles.Victory on Thursday completed an awards hat-trick for Salah, who was named BBC African Footballer of the Year in December and Arab Player of the Year earlier this week.Mane was voted 2016-2017 Liverpool Player of the Season, but the 25-year-old has since been overshadowed at Anfield by Salah’s scoring exploits.He did stand out for Senegal, however, as they secured a first World Cup appearance since 2002, providing much of the creativity in a team stacked with physically formidable footballers.Aubameyang was Bundesliga top scorer with 31 goals last season, holding off Bayern Munich and Poland ace Robert Lewandowski.He flopped with Gabon, though, failing to take the 2017 Cup of Nations hosts past the first round and shunning several World Cup call-ups as Gabon failed to qualify.Other award winners included Women’s Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria and Youth Player of the Year Patson Daka of Zambia.Argentine Egypt manager Hector Cuper was named Coach of Year and other honours went to Egypt (national team), South Africa (women’s national team) and Wydad Casablanca (club).Ahead of the awards ceremony, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad told a media conference why the Africa-based Player of the Year and Referee of the Year awards had been scrapped.“When a footballer aims for excellence, they must rise to the highest standards, irrespective of where they play. We hope one day the best player will be based in Africa.“Referees already have their rewards and marks of recognition. They are evaluated after every match and the best are designated matches like the CAF Champions League final.”Shortlists had been drawn up for both awards when the CAF executive committee decided to dump them, initially without offering any explanations.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Cavani unlikely to face France in quarter-final

first_img0Shares0000Cavani scored a brilliant double as Uruguay downed Portugal © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUNIZHNIY, Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jul 4 – Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is likely to miss his side’s World Cup quarter-final against France on Friday after suffering a calf injury in the last-16 win over Portugal.The Uruguayan Football Association (UFA) posted photos of Wednesday’s training session on social media, with Cavani a notable absentee. After tests on Monday, doctors confirmed the Paris Saint-Germain star had suffered bruising to his left calf, although he had not torn a muscle.With the 31-year-old Cavani set to be sidelined, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez will likely play Cristhian Stuani up front alongside Luis Suarez for the two-time world champions.Girona forward Stuani replaced Cavani, after the latter had scored both goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory against Portugal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Salah, De Bruyne grasp second chance to take England by storm

first_imgBoth sales have come back to haunt Chelsea, who now look set to miss out on a place in the Champions League next season whilst De Bruyne orchestrates City’s relentless march towards the title, and Salah’s stunning scoring streak has Liverpool well on course for a place in the Premier League’s top four.They are also engaged in a personal duel for Premier League player of the year prizes as the two outstanding players in the division.De Bruyne has the advantage of being at the heart of a machine-like City side now just one win away from winning the Premier League in record quick time.However, he is the principal architect on the field of Pep Guardiola’s vision to not just win, but to do so in style.“He is the best example and he helps us to be a better club, a better institution for the future,” gushed Guardiola when speaking of his admiration for the Belgian.Kevin De Bruyne has been a major factor in Manchester City’s domination of the Premier League this season © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLiverpool know only too well of the danger posed by De Bruyne’s passing range as his two assists cut the visitors open in a 5-0 City rout when the sides first met this season in September in a display that saw Guardiola label him the “complete player”.– Salah a ‘proper striker’ –Salah was substituted at half-time that day in a match marred by a first-half red card for Sadio Mane.However, it was one of very few ineffectual performances this season by the Egyptian who has scored 37 goals in all competitions.One of those came as Liverpool inflicted City’s only league defeat of the season in a thrilling 4-3 victory in January to heighten anticipation there will be goals galore in both legs between the sides in the next week.“That makes him a proper striker. If you only score on the perfect day you cannot score 29 (Premier League) goals,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, after Salah shrugged off a quiet first 84 minutes to score the winner at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Salah is on course to break Liverpool’s all-time single season scoring mark of 47 set by Ian Rush in 1983-84.However, whilst Rush’s goals contributed to winning the European Cup, Premier League and League Cup, Salah will go without silverware unless City are slayed on the route to Liverpool’s sixth European crown.“When I scored 47 goals we won the European Cup,” said Rush last week. “We won three trophies that season and that’s what we’ve got to start doing now.”Rush also claimed he had only seen five-time Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo reach the level showed by Salah in scoring four and setting up the other goal in a 5-0 thrashing of Watford earlier this month.Despite his admiration for De Bruyne, Guardiola has been cautious not to make any comparisons to Messi having seen the Argentine up close in four glorious years together at Barcelona.However, Guardiola’s all-conquering Bayern Munich sides on the domestic front came unstuck when faced with Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in 2014 and Messi at the Camp Nou a year later.Liverpool are likely to need something similar from Salah to derail a City side that has so far proved far too good for anyone in England.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s prolific Mohamed Salah was a flop in his first spell in English football, with Chelsea © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Had their first experiences in English football gone as they would have wished, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne could have been teammates rather than on a collision course for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final clash between Liverpool and Manchester City.How Chelsea fans must wish they had remained on the same side. Instead, neither player’s style suited Jose Mourinho’s physical approach and were sent through Stamford Bridge’s revolving door for talented midfield players at the time having made just a combined 16 league appearances.last_img read more

Chelsea target John Stones ‘not for sale’, insists Everton manager Martinez

first_img1 Everton manager Roberto Martinez has declared John Stones will not be leaving the club during the transfer window period.The England centre-back has been the subject of intense speculation over a move to Chelsea, with the Blues launching three big-money bids in attempt to land the young England international, with the most recent reportedly close to £30million.But the Toffees are adamant the 21-year-old will not be leaving Merseyside this summer and will continue his rapid development at Goodison Park.“I have said before the player is not for sale and that is the end of it,” Martinez told the media at the club’s Finch Farm training headquarters.“Our situation has been very clear from the beginning. We are not a selling club who will lose our best performers.“His performance at the weekend was very strong and for a young man to come up with that leadership is a real sign of what he is as a footballer.“He is very important player for us and we are looking forward to seeing the best of John over the next few seasons, not just the next few weeks.” Everton defender John Stones last_img read more

Everton team to play Liverpool today – formation and starting XI!

first_img 32.Brendan Galloway 16.James McCarthy 19.Gerard Deulofeu Stream Everton v Liverpool live on today Sunday 4 October 2015.Everton can move up to fourth place and go four points clear of their local rivals with a win in today’s Merseyside derby.Manager Roberto Martinez can pile the pressure on his counterpart from across Stanley Park by bucking recent derby trends and leading the home side to their first derby win in 10 attempts.So which line up will he select? Take a look at our predicted XI, above.Who do you think should start for Everton and who should be left out? Comment below. 18.Gareth Barry 20.Ross Barkley 11 11 14.Steven Naismith 11 11 11 11 23.Seamus Coleman 11 24.Tim Howard 11 6.Phil Jagielka 5. John Stones – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 11 11 10.Romelu Lukaku 11last_img read more

Shock admission: Chelsea stars play better when they’re scared, says Ivanovic

first_imgChelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has admitted they play better when they’re scared of defeat.The reigning Premier League champions have been poor all season, leaving themselves in 13th position, but have managed to defeat Arsenal twice.And the Blues’ Serbian star reckons the reason is because they feared being defeated and have been too relaxed against opponents who you would traditionally expect them to beat.Ivanovic said: “We are trying to be motivated for every game but this season we’ve played better when we’re afraid and when we scared to lose the game. With this pressure we are playing better games.“Every time we are relaxed and think we are going to win easily we have problems.“Today was great but I hope this is just a small step to changing our season.”last_img read more

Concert to benefit ill student

first_imgBURBANK – The kids in the Powerhouse show choir at John Burroughs High School took second place this spring in a national competition in New York City. But that’s not what they’ll celebrate Sunday. Instead, they’ll perform for one of their own who nearly didn’t make it back from the Big Apple. Woody Somvichai, 17, was hospitalized with a ruptured appendix during his stay in New York – and doctors said he could have died. He spent 26 days in the hospital and had to stay home when he returned to Burbank, going back to school only last week. Now there are bills to pay, including the amount Woody’s mom spent going to New York to be with her son. So in the “Let’s Put on a Show” spirit of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, parents and students organized a concert for Sunday to help defray those costs. “It worried me the whole way from New York to Burbank on the airplane, and I was just praying for him because they really didn’t know what was wrong at that point,” Eddie said. Woody himself thinks he’ll be strong enough to perform Sunday. He doesn’t plan a career in music, but wants to keep it part of his life. “It’s just so gratifying after you finish the closer,” he said, “and the audience gets into the show and you hear the applause.” Sunday’s concert, called A Celebration of Friends, will involve students from John Burroughs, Burbank, Hart and Chula Vista high schools. Those schools are usually competitors, but Sunday it will be about celebrating the end of the year – and Woody’s recovery. “I think why everybody’s getting on this bandwagon and willing to do this show is because he’s such a great person,” said Mary Rago, the choir teacher at Burroughs High. (818) 546-3304 ——— IF YOU GO The Celebration of Friends concert to raise money for the family of Woody Somvichai is 2 p.m. Sunday at John Burroughs High School, 1920 W. Clark Ave., in Burbank. Tickets are $10.160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Woody and the adults on the trip first thought he had the flu, since other kids on the trip had gotten the bug. It wasn’t until bus-boarding time in New York on April 4 that a parent suggested Woody go to an emergency room instead of the airport. “I just didn’t know how serious it was, and I was kind of scared,” Woody said Wednesday. “I guess it’s just fortunate that I made it because it was really bad.” A doctor told Woody that a man in his 50s might not have survived what he suffered. He required two surgeries, and as he recovered, nurses told him to walk around the hospital’s hallways to help his stomach get back to normal. “It’s a long recovery period because all of the bacteria messes up your inside a lot,” he said. Fellow choir member Eddie Sotomayor, 16, said he was worried about his friend when he didn’t get on the bus in New York. last_img read more