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Russian pension funds set for more secure future

first_imgThe Russian press additionally reported that there would be no further moratoriums on pension contributions in 2016.Medvedev explained that he based his decision on expert advice and public opinion.In a recent poll conducted by Public Opinion Foundation, 62% of those surveyed opposed the abolition of a funded pension system.The main reasons for their view were poorer retirement prospects and losing the opportunity to save for their retirement.Medvedev’s announcement is a victory for the finance and economy ministries and Bank of Russia over the government’s “social” bloc, spearheaded by Olga Golodets, deputy prime minister for social affairs, and Maxim Topilin, minister of labour and social protection.The social bloc’s arguments for either making the second-pillar voluntary or even abolishing it included what they considered to be poor returns generated by the scheme.In 2014, according to Bank of Russia, NSPF nominal returns averaged 4.9% compared with an inflation rate of 11.4%, although individual fund returns ranged between 0.2% and 52%.However, the fund run by the state-owned Vnesheconombank (VEB) for those citizens who did not choose a private NSPF returned only 2.68%.Last year proved disastrous for conservatively orientated funds investing in government securities, notably VEB, as sharp interest rate hikes by the central bank pushed up bond yields.Meanwhile, the 24 NSPFs that had, as of 1 March, converted from non-profit to joint-stock company status, gained central bank accreditation and signed up to the guarantee scheme administered by Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) will receive the contributions frozen in the second half of 2013 and held at VEB by the end this May.Funds that register later will get their contributions from the third quarter of this year.In April, the central bank approved two more funds to join the DIA.The collective RUB947bn (€17bn) in pension savings accounts for some 85% of the total.Mandatory second-pillar funds that fail to complete this process by the start of 2016 will be liquidated. Russia’s non-state pension fund (NSPF) system appears more secure after the government ended months of speculation over its fate.Today, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev announced at a government meeting that the country would continue with the accumulative mandatory second pillar.Medvedev has instructed Igor Shuvalov, first deputy prime minister, to produce proposals to balance the budget and produce more effective measure for the long-term use of pension fund assets.The decision follows on from yesterday’s announcement by the Kremlin’s press service that, following a meeting with government members at the start of the month, president Vladimir Putin instructed the government and Bank of Russia, the central bank and pensions regulator, to devise mechanisms for channelling NSPF assets into long-term investment projects, and to assess financing volumes.last_img read more

Bernardino confirmed for further five-year term at EIOPA

first_img“We will proceed with building a modern, dynamic and credible supervisory authority, working for the public good with a truly European spirit,” he said.Bernardino began his European career at CEIOPS, being elected its chairman in 2009.Prior to taking on the role of chairman at CEIOPS, and later being named as EIOPA’s inaugural chairman, he was director general for development and institutional relations at the Instituto de Seguros de Portugal (ISP), which he joined in 1989.He has already offered a glimpse of his second term’s focus, proposing the development of a framework for cross-border occupational defined contribution.The chairman has also repeatedly called for an overhaul of EIOPA’s funding model and, according to officials at the European Commission, is likely to reveal details of a new funding model early next year. The European Parliament has endorsed Gabriel Bernardino for a second term as chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA).In a statement released following a vote by the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON), Bernardino said he was thankful for the trust of both the parliamentarians and EIOPA’s board of supervisors, which in October extended his term until 2021.“In the past five years,” Bernardino added, “EIOPA has grown into an entity with a strong voice and has been a driving force in regulatory convergence.”He said EIOPA’s next journey would be to deliver a “strategic shift from regulation to supervision” and to focus on consumer protection and the financial stability of the EU.last_img read more

Spotted: Savannah Welcomes Four Giant Cranes

first_imgThe Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the arrival of four massive ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal on November 22, 2017.The four cranes passed River Street in Savannah on their way to Garden City Terminal, sailing under the Talmadge Bridge.The new cranes, which bring the Port of Savannah’s fleet to 30, are expected to help the port better accommodate a larger class of container vessels which started calling at the US East Coast ports following the opening of the Expanded Panama Canal.Six additional cranes are scheduled to arrive in 2020. Once the remaining cranes are delivered, a total of 36 cranes will allow Garden City Terminal to move 1,300 containers per hour on and off vessels.The Port of Savannah is comprised of two deepwater terminals, Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Garden City Terminal is the fourth busiest container handling facility in the United States, encompassing more than 1,200 acres and moving millions of tons of containerized cargo annually, according to Georgia Ports Authority.Image & Video Courtesy: Georgia Portslast_img read more

PSG eye £45m move for Arsenal star this summer

first_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtMysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists Baffled5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon Paris Saint-Germain are moving towards making a summer move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they look to get ‘value for money’ by landing the Arsenal striker.Advertisement Aubameyang has been a star in the Gunners’ attack since arriving in 2018, scoring 61 goals in just 97 games.But the striker is yet to commit to a new deal at the Emirates Stadium and could leave in a cut-price move at the end of the season with just one year left on his contract.His situation has attracted growing interest from PSG, who believe they can sign the 30-year-old for a fee between £36million and £45million in the summer according to le10sport.A striker appears to be a priority at the French champions, with a replacement needing to be found for Mauro Icardi.Although the Argentine has struck 20 goals in just 31 games this term on loan from Inter Milan, PSG are yet to trigger an option to make the move permanent in a clause that expires on May 31.Aubameyang has grown frustrated at the Emirates Stadium despite his excellent form that saw him end last season as the Premier League’s top goalscorer.The 30-year-old has been a star since his 2018 arrival, winning the golden boot last seasonRead Also: Inter to sign PSG star as replacement for Barca-bound MartinezThe Gunners have now spent three years outside the Champions League and look set to miss out again this term as they trail fourth place Chelsea by eight points in the table.However there are plenty of suitors looking to land the Gabon international, with Barcelona also monitoring his situation. Inter Milan have also been keeping tabs but are unlikely to be able to afford his wages should they wish to pursue a deal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Gunners swoop for goalkeeper Ospina

first_img Press Association The 25-year-old, who impressed as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil, has moved to the Emirates Stadium for an undisclosed fee. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal’s official website: ” David Ospina is an excellent goalkeeper, with good experience and a proven record of performing with Nice and Colombia. Arsenal have announced the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract. “It’s fantastic for him. It’s important for him to try another league, another club and Arsenal is a fantastic club for him. “David Ospina can take the goalkeeping position at Arsenal because his qualities are very strong and… ‘magnifique’. You saw in the World Cup how important a goalkeeper he is. “For me, David can impose his quality, he’s a goalkeeper who is very good with the feet, with his arms, he knows football and he’s a very, very good player.” Another player expected to move to the Emirates Stadium is Southampton defender Calum Chambers, with a £16million deal understood to be under discussion. “He will add strength to our squad and we are very pleased that he will be joining us.” The keeper is expected to make his first appearance for Arsenal during the Emirates Cup friendly tournament, which takes place in north London next weekend. Ospina made 189 Ligue 1 appearances over six years with Nice having joined the south coast club from Colombian club Atletico Nacional in 2008. He made his senior debut for Atletico aged just 17 and has been a full Colombia international since 2007, making his first start for Los Cafeteros in a 2010 World Cup qualification match against Bolivia. At Arsenal he will provide competition for first-choice keeper Wojciech Szczesny while helping to fill the gap left by the departed Lukasz Fabianski, who has joined Swansea. Nice coach Claude Puel on Saturday night confirmed Ospina’s move to London had been ratified and told Gunners fans they could expect some “quality” displays from the new signing. Speaking to Sky Sports News after Nice’s friendly defeat to Brentford, Puel said: “It’s confirmed, yes. “It’s a good affair for Arsenal because he’s a very good player. You will see next season the quality of this player. last_img read more

Giggs wants consistent season

first_imgManchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs believes consistency will be the key to their success next season. Press Association One of those individuals who did not have the best start under Van Gaal was Adnan Januzaj, who made just 21 appearances – the majority of which were as a substitute. However, agent Dirk de Vriese dismissed suggestions he could be heading for the exit. “This is total nonsense,” he told Sportwitness “Adnan is feeling good at Manchester United and they don’t want him to leave the club. “He is considered still as their biggest talent since many years. “There was a lot of top teams asking to buy him and a lot of sub-top teams to loan him but he will stay at Manchester United to become a legend in the club.” The Red Devils finished fourth in Louis van Gaal’s first campaign in charge, earning a place back in the Champions League, after overcoming some indifferent results early on. Giggs accepts they have to cut out that proliferation of dropped points to improve in the coming season. “We’ve had a pretty good start and are back in the Champions League, which is exciting,” said Giggs when asked about how the team had fared under Van Gaal’s leadership. “I think we can achieve a lot as we have shown this year we are capable of matching the best teams in the league. “Now we just have to work on our consistency, and if we get off to a good start next season we can definitely do that.” Last season was Giggs’ first as a full-time coach after a 24-year playing career and he admits the transition has taken some time to adjust to. “The biggest thing you learn going from player to coach is not to think like a player any more, but to think like a coach,” he told “As a player you’re pretty selfish – you want to do well and you know what you’re capable of doing and how to get it. “I wanted to be the best as a player and I want to be the best as a coach. That means working hard and doing everything you can to achieve that but also enjoying the challenge. “You need to get the best out of 25, maybe 30, different individuals so you need to find what makes them tick and how you’re going to get the best out of them.” last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The New York Mets will host the cross-town Yankees at Citi Field on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the first time the Subway Series will take place on Sept. 11. The Yankees will host the Mets during Fourth of July weekend.Atlanta will host the 91st All-Star Game on July 13 at Truist Park. It’s Atlanta’s first All-Star Game since hosting in 2000 at Turner Field.The last day of the season will be Oct. 3.TENNIS-WTA CHANGESWTA revises rankings system, adds 2 events as return nears The announcement came a day after the Ivy League Conference canceled sporting events until at least January.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— The Atlantic Coast Conference is putting fall competitions on hold until at least Sept. 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that won’t affect football as of now. The league announced the decision Thursday impacting non-revenue sports such as soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country. North Carolina State and Louisville meet on Sept. 2 in the first football game involving any league teams. Schools won’t be able to hold exhibitions or regular-season competition before that date, and it will be up to the schools to determine whether to reschedule any affected events. But the ACC isn’t barring teams from holding workouts and preseason practices “in anticipation of a fall season.”— North Carolina State says five people tied to Wolfpack sports have tested positive for COVID-19. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest says those positives came after the school tested 315 athletes, coaches and staff starting May 29. That’s a positive rate of roughly 1.6%. N.C. State athletic director Boo Corrigan had announced in early June that the school had begun a schedule of allowing athletes to return in phases to campus.— NFL teams will be prohibited from post-game interactions within 6 feet of each other so players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions are outlined in the game-day protocols finalized by the league and NFL Players Association on Wednesday. The 11-page document obtained by The Associated Press includes several changes for the upcoming season. Players and coaches are not required to wear masks, but everyone else on the sideline is. The league and the players’ union still haven’t agreed on testing and screening protocols. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-WILLIAMSON LAWSUITCourt filing alleges $400K paid to Williamson family in ’18UNDATED (AP) — The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before playing at Duke. Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in Florida, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract. Williamson had filed a lawsuit in North Carolina to terminate a five-year contract with Prime Sports. In court filings Thursday in North Carolina, Ford’s attorneys included a sworn affidavit from a California man who said the head of a Canadian-based firm called Maximum Management Group (MMG) told him he paid Williamson’s family for his commitment to sign with MMG once he left Duke for the NBA.Williamson’s attorney says those documents are “fraudulent.”The documents include a marketing agreement signed by Williamson with MMG from May 2019, a December 2019 “letter of declaration” signed by Williamson and his stepfather agreeing to pay $500,000 to MMG president Slavko Duric for “repayment of a loan” from October 2018, and a copy of Williamson’s South Carolina driver’s license.In other NBA news:— The Brooklyn Nets filled one of the openings on their roster by signing veteran Michael Beasley as a substitute player for the remainder of the season. The Nets will resume play without Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan after they tested positive for the coronavirus. They are also without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Wilson Chandler. Beasley was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft and has averaged 12.4 points over 11 seasons. He hasn’t played in the NBA since appearing for the Lakers in February 2019. — CBS will get an early start on its Champions League deal by showing games next month when the pandemic-delayed competition resumes. The rights to the rest of this Champions League season and all of next season became available last month when Turner opted out of its 2018-21 deal for exclusive English language rights in the United States. CBS says it has acquired the rights and will get two Champions League finals in less than 10 months. This season’s competition resumes on Aug. 7 and ends with an eight-team knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. The final is on Aug. 23.— A horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci has won his first race at Keeneland. The 2-year-old colt won by a length Thursday as the heavy favorite against 11 rivals in the $70,000 race at the Lexington, Kentucky, track. Fauci ran 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in 58.65 seconds under jockey Tyler Gaffalione and paid $4.20 to win. Fauci finished second in his career debut at New York’s Belmont Park last month. He is named for the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who is advising the White House on the coronavirus pandemic.— World champion sprinter Noah Lyles was the star attraction in a rare track meet in 2020 held on Thursday that didn’t go quite to plan. Lyles lined up in the 200 meters on a Florida track while two opponents started simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. It was the marquee race of storied Swiss meet Weltklasse which synchronized athletes competing in seven different stadiums across Europe and the United States. Turned out 200 meters for the others was only a 185-meter race for Lyles. And the clock that stopped at 18.90 seconds wasn’t a world record for Lyles ahead of Usain Bolt’s iconic 19.19. Lyles later tweeted his starting block was placed in the wrong lane.PGA-MEMORIAL-WOODSTiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The WTA Tour will allow players to count results from March 2019 through December 2020 under a revised rankings system when tennis resumes next month. Players will count their best 16 results in singles and best 11 in doubles during that window to determine their rankings points. Results usually count over 52 weeks. Players cannot use the same event twice if it was played in both 2019 and 2020. The WTA also added two events to its provisional schedule Thursday. The Prague Open in the Czech Republic and the Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky will be played the week of Aug. 10.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTORStudent health boss cited for not reporting doc’s misconductCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State student health director faces potential discipline from the state medical board for failing to report several sexual misconduct complaints in the mid-1990s about a doctor now accused of abusing young men for two decades. The citation makes former director Ted Grace the first individual to face such action in the wake of allegations that Ohio State officials long turned a blind eye to misconduct by now-deceased doctor Richard Strauss. He now leads student health services at Southern Illinois University. July 9, 2020 Associated Press VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBig Ten to limit fall sports to conference games UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten Conference says it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in reaching its decision, the biggest yet by a power conference.In a statement, the Big Ten said that limiting competition to other Big Ten institutions will give the conference the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season and make quick decisions “based on the most current evolving medical advice and the fluid nature of the pandemic.”Besides football, the sports affected include men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. The tour resumed June 11 at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.In other PGA news:– Dylan Frittelli says it was hard not to feel like an outcast at the Workday Charity Open. But at least he was playing. He was part of the COVID-19 grouping with Nick Watney and Denny McCarthy. All three tested positive for the coronavirus. They all self-isolated for 10 days or more. And then they all tested positive again. Under CDC guidelines the PGA Tour is following, they were cleared to play even with a positive test. Tour medical advisers says nasal tests can pick up the virus, but after 10 days it’s no longer believed to be contagious.NHL-DEVILS-RUFFRuff to become Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays GM NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968.The league released the full schedule Thursday, two weeks before it plans to begin a 2020 season that’s been delayed and shortened by the coronavirus pandemic. MLB intended to start this season on March 26, its earliest opening date ever except for international games.The league also hoped to have all 30 clubs play on the same opening day this season, but that was spoiled when Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended spring training in March.Instead, a 60-game regular season schedule is scheduled to begin July 23, with clubs set to play only division foes and regional interleague opponents — AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central, AL West vs. NL West — to limit travel.Clubs will resume full intraleague schedules in 2021, and interleague play will again align regionally. DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. Now it gets its biggest star.Tiger Woods announced Thursday on Twitter he will play next week at the Memorial, a tournament he has won a record five times, as he goes after his record 83rd career victory on the PGA Tour.It will end a five-month break from competition for Woods. He last played on Feb. 16 at the Genesis Invitational, where he shot 76-77 at chilly Riviera to finish alone in last place.Woods said he felt stiffness in the cold weather. He chose not to go to Mexico City for a World Golf Championship, then skipped three straight tournaments in Florida before golf was halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.His only competition was an exhibition match on May 24 at his home course in Florida, with Peyton Manning as his partner against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. — Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus. Nashville is the second team to withdraw from the tournament. FC Dallas had to pull out after 10 players and a coach tested positive for COVID-19. The league is revising its schedule to reflect Nashville’s withdrawal. The tournament started Wednesday.— Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes (FRAHN’-meel RAY’-uhs) has apologized for putting himself and his teammates at risk by not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing at a weekend holiday party. Reyes says he’s “learned from it and it won’t happen again.” The club kept Reyes away from its training camp after he was spotted on social media attending a Fourth of July get-together. Reyes had to be re-tested for the new coronavirus and cleared by Indians medical personnel before he was allowed to practice. He was acquired last year in a trade with the San Diego Padres. — The plan to have fans at the World Golf Championships event in Memphis has been scrapped. Officials announced Thursday that the FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind will not have any spectators due to what they call “an abundance of caution.” Tournament officials have been talking extensively with both the PGA Tour and local and state health officials. Executive director Darrell Smith says they had a safety plan for limited spectators but ultimately felt it was best to host without any fans. Ticket purchases will be refunded automatically.— China says it won’t stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and a neighboring city. The order from the General Administration of Sports affects at least six WTA tennis events, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen in November. China also has four ATP tournaments lined up. Shanghai was also due to host two big golf events, the men’s HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship event two weeks after the LPGA Shanghai. — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. The poll by the Japan News Network said only 17% thought it could be held next year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. UNDATED (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams. Ruff replaces interim coach Alain Nasreddine (ah-LAYN’ NAZ’-reh-deen), who guided the Devils to a 19-16-8 record after replacing John Hynes. The 60-year-old Ruff had been an assistant coach with the New York Rangers. He previously coached the Dallas Stars and the Buffalo Sabres, leading the Sabres to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999.New Jersey also removed the interim tag from Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager. Fitzgerald had served as interim general manager since January.MLB-2021 SCHEDULEMLB releases 2021 schedule; all 30 teams to open on April 1last_img read more

Tallawahs keep playoff hopes alive with five-run win over Tridents

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – All-rounder Dwayne Smith returned to haunt his former team Barbados Tridents as Jamaica Tallawahs inflicted a demoralising five-run defeat on the hosts, in a low-scoring, last-over thriller at Kensington Oval here Monday night.With Tridents needing 15 runs off the last over in pursuit of a paltry 128, Barbadian Smith – ignored by his home franchise in this year’s draft – then conceded only nine runs and grabbed the key wicket of Raymon Reifer, to deliver victory for Tallawahs.Tridents put their noses in front when Sandeep Lamichhane scrambled a single off the first ball and Reifer then cleared the ropes at square leg, leaving eight runs to get from the last four balls of the over.Reifer skied the third ball into the deep for a couple but Smith then exacted revenge off the fourth delivery, inducing the left-hander to loft a slower ball to Shamar Springer at deep cover.Tridents were still in with a chance with six runs needed off the last two deliveries but Smith kept Lamichhane scoreless off both in a dramatic finish.Opener Johnson Charles top-scored with a painstaking 31 off 35 balls while Reifer’s 26 came from just 12 balls down the order and managed to re-energised a feeble run chase.Leg-spinner Imran Khan (3-19) and Barbadian fast bowler Springer (3-32) snatched three wickets apiece while Smith produced a crucial spell of two for 22 from his three overs.The result for the hosts extended their wretched run at the Oval to eight straight defeats dating back to the 2017 season, and was their fourth in six outings overall for the current campaign.Tallawahs, meanwhile, kept alive their slim playoff hopes with what was only their second win of the campaign – both coming over Tridents.Both teams now have four points but Tridents remain fourth courtesy of net run rate while Tallawahs lie fifth.Sent in earlier in a match watched by England’s Barbadian fast bowling sensation, Jofra Archer, Tallawahs batted poorly and were dismissed for 127 off their 20 overs, with in-form opener Glenn Phillips stroking 41 off 35 balls and Ramaal Lewis providing a late flourish with 27 off 22 deliveries.Nineteen-year-old Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, in his last game for Tridents, finished with two for 17 while captain Jason Holder (2-21) and left-arm seamer Reifer (2-31) also chipped in with two wickets apiece.Playing without explosive all-rounder Andre Russell, it meant Tallawahs needed a score from talisman Chris Gayle but he chopped on to pacer Holder for one in the second over with 11 runs on the board.Chadwick Walton (13) sparkled briefly with a four and a six before edging Lamichhane to slip where Ashley Nurse took a brilliant reflex one-handed, diving catch in the fifth over.And when George Worker (6) and Smith (1) fell in quick succession, Tallawahs stumbled on 55 for four in the ninth over.Phillips, who struck five fours and a six, put on 22 with Imran Khan (10) for the fifth wicket which appeared to be steadying the innings but both perished in another cluster of wickets that saw three wickets tumble for one run in the space of 11 balls.The visitors needed Lewis’s fireworks at the end – he took 17 runs from the final over – to get up to their eventual total.In reply, Tridents managed just two runs from the first two overs before Alex Hales (16) responded with two sixes off Worker’s left-arm spin in the third over but perished in the following over to a diving catch by Englishman Jade Dernback at backward square off 20-year-old left-arm spinner Zahir Khan.When Justin Greaves (6) and JP Duminy (3) fell in successive overs, the scoring rate had slowed to a trickle at just over 4-⅕ an over to leave Tridents going nowhere at 43 for three in the ninth over.Jonathan Carter injected some urgency into the innings with 17 off 15 balls, posting 31 with Charles who counted three fours but Springer struck in successive overs to remove both in a devastating 27-ball period which saw five wickets tumble for 16 runs.On 90 for eight at the start of the 18th over, the game was Tallawahs’ for the taking, and Smith held his nerve to ensure there was no Tridents comeback.last_img read more

…Okowa Congratulates Champions Team Delta

first_imgIfeanyi Okowa While congratulating the Federal Ministry of Sports for organising the festival, Governor Okowa stated, “there is no doubt that sports development is very important in our nation,; with all the energy in our youths, they need to be guided in the right direction; for us as a state government, we believe that the youths must be engaged continually in sports activities.” adding “Sports is a unifying factor for us particularly in Delta State that is multi-ethnic; it also helps the youths to be disciplined,” he stated.The Governor urged parents and stakeholders to encourage their children and wards to engage in sporting activities “we must also, begin to encourage our children to engage in sporting activities because of the economic factor involved; if we are able to get the young ones not just to win laurels for our nation Nigeria but, help themselves and others who are close to them; it is important to put a lot of money into sports development because of the benefits and am glad we encouraged the athletes to win more laurels with various cash gifts we promised them.“Our administration is inspired to invest in sports development by the achievements recorded by previous administrations in the state as well as that of General Samuel Ogbemudia when he was the Governor of the defunct Bendel State,” he addedShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated the victorious Team Delta in the just concluded 19th National Sports Festival Abuja 2018.Okowa who personally attended the closing ceremony of the games at the National Stadium Abuja on Sunday was elated that Team Delta set more games record on their way to successfully defending the National Sports Festival trophy won at the Eko 2012 games in Lagos with a total medal haul of 352, comprising of 163 gold medals, 88 silver medals and 101 bronze medals.In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu yesterday in Asaba, the Governor thanked the Delta State Sports Commission, all team members, coaching crew and supporters for their hardwork and dedication which culminated in the victory of Team Delta.last_img read more

Manchester United sign Everton striker Lukaku

first_imgManchester United have confirmed they’ve had an offer for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku accepted.It’s believed to be around 75-million pounds.The Belgium international’s move to Old Trafford is subject to a medical and him agreeing personal terms. Photo © Pixabay United captain Wayne Rooney is expected to move the other way in a seperate deal.last_img