Dharamsala: The first T20I between India and South Africa that was to be played here at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium on Sunday was abandoned without a ball played due to rain. Intermittent rain throughout the day coupled with puddles of water on the covers meant that even the coin toss could not take place between India and South Africa. IANS Also Read: M.S. Dhoni has proved age is just a number, says Virat KohliAlso Watch:Police constable dies in road accident in Bongaigaon’s Manikpur | The Sentinel News | Assam News
When USC alumna Dora Gerardo first set foot on campus, she was struck by the lack of representation in her peers at the Viterbi School of Engineering. While at USC, Dora Gerardo studied mechanical engineering and got involved with organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. Photo from Viterbi Website.“Seeing the lack of representation even at USC, though I live 15 minutes away, was interesting – to be the only person that looks like me,” Gerardo said. “I think that says a lot, and it was something that I wanted to changed. For me, I was fortunate enough to have the teacher tell me, ‘Hey, you’re good at this!’ and I wanted to turn that into a large-scale thing.”Gerardo helped start an annual STEM conference for elementary and high school girls during her junior year at USC. She said the goal of the conference is to teach young women from an early age that they have the ability to go to college and pursue degrees in fields like science and engineering. Out of her four siblings, Gerardo was the first to graduate from college. Her parents immigrated from Mexico when they were just teenagers, and she grew up in Lynwood, Calif., about 10 miles away from USC. “My school district was in the inner city, so we’re pretty limited in resources,” Gerardo said. “When I went down to USC, I realized that I was in a great position to do something about it in the sense of being able to expose people to things. That was where it started.”At USC, Gerardo studied mechanical engineering. She got involved with events like Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and participated in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers, but said she wanted to motivate students further through the conference. “I think there is a lack of exposure, a lack of motivation, and not enough people telling younger girls that they are capable doing these things,” Gerardo said. “I think exposure is something that needs to be done very early on and continue up into high school. It can’t just be something you mention, it has to be something you reinforce.”Paul Ronney, an aerospace and mechanical engineering professor and Gerardo’s first undergraduate engineering professor, recalls Gerardo as an inspiration.“The way that I remember [Gerardo] very specifically is that while she was a freshman, she invited me to join her for her lunch with the Norman Topping Scholars,” Ronney said. “[Gerardo] made me realize that USC is having a big effect on these students … I am prouder of my role with Dora than my role with students with every advantage because they would’ve done well no matter what with their opportunities and advantages. Dora didn’t have those.”Along with Gerardo’s work, Viterbi has made an effort to increase representation in STEM programs at USC. While nationally only 19 percent of engineering students are women, Viterbi’s 2017 admitted class was made up of 44 percent women. Within the same class, 24 percent were minority students and 13 percent were first-generation students. One of Viterbi’s numerous initiatives, the Viterbi STEM Educational Outreach Program aims to encourage historically and educationally disadvantaged K-12 students within the Southern California community to pursue majors in STEM fields.“I think a big thing is to get the students we work with to really see they can be scientists and engineers,” said Rochelle Urban, associate director of Viterbi STEM EOP. “That’s both being exposed to USC students that look like them as well as famous scientists and engineers. It’s also about giving them not just the interest but also really helping them get to the level they need to be able to succeed at USC or any other institution in STEM.”
At 3, Manchester United travel to Aston Villa looking to register their seventh straight win. West Ham start the day in fourth and welcome Leicester to Upton Park. Elsewhere, Everton travel to a Southampton side in freefall, Hull take on Swansea, QPR face West Brom and Tottenham play host to Burnley. The reigning champions welcome struggling Crystal Palace to the Etihad in the lunchtime kick-off with the ink not yet dry on keeper Joe Hart’s new 3-year contract. At the other end of the pitch, City is in trouble with Sergio Aguero, Stefan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko all out injured. Manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident they can still score without them.
Tipp FM will have full live coverage of Sunday’s matches from Croke Park, the Minor match between Tipperary and Dublin is brought to you in association with John Kennedy Motors, Clonmel while coverage of the Senior clash is in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Manager Liam Cahill has confirmed the same starting team that won the Munster Championship on July 12th last with the team lining out as follows;1. Padraic Hayes – Ballingarry2. Enda Heffernan – Clonoulty Rossmore3. Emmet Moloney – Drom & Inch4. James Quigley – Kildangan5. Kevin Hassett – Drom & Inch6. Brian McGrath – Loughmore Castleiney7. Darragh Peters – Kilruane MacDonaghs (Capt.) 8. Darragh Carey – Templederry Kenyons 9. Liam McCutcheon – Templederry Kenyons 10. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs 11. Garry Ryan – Borrisokane 12. Alan Tynan – Roscrea 13. Thomas Nolan – Drom & Inch 14. David Gleeson – Ballinahinch 15. Lyndon Fairbrother – JK Brackens
Glasgow 2014 has been hailed as “the standout Games in the history of the movement” by Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper.After 11 days of action across 17 sports, the event came to a close at Hampden Park on Sunday evening, with hosts Scotland finishing fourth overall with a record haul of 19 golds and a best-ever tally of 53 medals.England topped the medal table for the first time in 28 years, Wales surpassed their target of 27 and Northern Ireland reaped their largest tally since the Games was last in Scotland in 1986.The Isle of Man had a silver to celebrate thanks to cyclist Peter Kennaugh’s efforts in the points race, but Jersey and Guernsey failed to register.Final medals table CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal1.England 5859571742. Australia494246137 3.Canada321634 824.Scotland1915 19535.India15 30196412.Wales511203617.Northern Ireland2371227.Isle of Man0101It is the third time in their 84-year existence that the Games have been staged in Scotland – after Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986 – and chief executive Hooper maintains they have been the best.”In my view, they are the standout Games in the history of the movement,” said the New Zealander of the 20th edition.”The way in which the people of Scotland and Glasgow have embraced the Games right from the get-go has been incredible.”After an underwhelming staging in Delhi four years ago, and thewithdrawals of a succession of big names in the build-up to Glasgow, there had been concerns over whether such success would be forthcoming.But all the events have been well attended and, for the most part, the weather has also been favourable, as a new generation of athletes have taken their chance to impact on the public consciousness.Botswana’s Nijel Amos beat world record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha in the 800m; Scotland’s Ross Murdoch stunned poster boy and compatriot Michael Jamieson to take gold in the 200m breaststroke; English 16-year-old Claudia Fragapane claimed four gymnastics golds and 13-year-old Erraid Davies’ took a swimming bronze for Scotland.Scottish postman Charlie Flynn’s response to winning lightweight boxing gold made him a cult figure, as did Lynsey Sharp’s gutsy 800m silver just hours after being hooked up to a drip in the village hospital.Rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones ended her career by winning six gymnastics medals for Wales and the hosts’ flag-bearer Euan Burton concluded his career with judo gold minutes after English wife Gemma Gibbons claimed silver.But the big names who did appear delivered too.Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to 4x100m relay gold to make everyone forget about claims he had been disparaging about the Games; South African swimmer Chad Le Clos won a record-equalling seven medals; Northern Ireland’s Olympic gold medallist Paddy Barnes made history by retaining his light-flyweight title and England’s Nicola Adams claimed the first ever women’s boxing gold; England’s Tom Daley took 10m platform diving gold; and David Weir romped to his first Commonwealth title in the men’s T54 1500mThat was one of 12 English Para-sport medals – from a tally of 174 – with Scottish athletes claiming seven from a total of 53 and their Welsh counterparts three from 36.Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has praised the programme, but the Welsh 11-time Paralympic gold medallist says some Commonwealth nations still “need to do more” before the 21st Games in Australia’s Gold Coast four years from now.Of the 17 sports on the Glasgow schedule, judo will be absent in 2018. That means 13 medallists from both England and Scotland, two from Wales and one from Northern Ireland will not get the chance to emulate their successes.Play media
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Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a match against Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday night, Williams was in danger of trailing by two service breaks. Not much later, the outcome was no longer in doubt, because the 23-time Grand Slam champion suddenly was in complete control.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Pliskova is a big server and hitter in her own right, someone who briefly spent time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and was the runner-up at the U.S. Open in 2016, when she beat Williams in the semifinals. The 36-year-old American did not compete in New York a year ago, because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament.Go back to 2015, and that was another semifinal departure for Williams, whose bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam was shockingly ended by Roberta Vinci.“Well, I want to just be able to get past the semis here. It’s been a few, couple, rough semis for me,” Williams said. “But regardless, this has been a great road.”This time, Williams’ semifinal opponent will be No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who surprisingly beat defending champion Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3 earlier Tuesday.Stephens, who said she had been dealing with a sinus infection, rued all of her wasted opportunities, most notably the seven break points she failed to convert in the first set. She sure didn’t attempt to hide her frustration, either, repeatedly gesturing toward or speaking in the direction of her coach, Kamau Murray, up in the stands.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open When someone urged her to raise her level in the second set, Stephens replied, “I’m trying!”“When you don’t play big points well, the match can get away from you,” Stephens said. “I think that’s what happened today. I didn’t convert.”Sevastova, who retired in 2013 because of injuries and returned nearly two years later, advanced to her first Slam semifinal.“Still long way to go, I think,” she said.Especially considering that the next step will come against Williams, who’s heading into her 36th semi at a major, 12th at Flushing Meadows.Williams already proved at Wimbledon that she is capable of the sort of dominant performances she has shown over the years, making all the way to the final at the All England Club before losing. She’ll hope to do one better now and claim a seventh U.S. Open title.Her sluggish start against Pliskova came in the same 90-degree heat and 50-percent humidity that hampered John Isner in his quarterfinal loss to Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday afternoon, and Roger Federer in his fourth-round exit against John Millman a night earlier and prompted the tournament to suspend play in junior matches for a few hours. It also made things tough on No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 9 Dominic Thiem during their 4-hour, 49-minute tussle that ended just past 2 a.m. on Wednesday, with Nadal pulling out the 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) victory to return to the semifinals.With her older sister, Venus — the woman she beat in the third round — in her guest box, Williams looked tight. Her timing was off. She put a backhand into the net to get broken to 2-1 at the outset. Then, down 3-1, she faced three break points; if Pliskova won any, she would have led 4-1. But Pliskova did not manage to put any of Williams’ serves in play on those key points.“Too strong,” Pliskova said.Soon after that, Williams went from trailing 4-2 to not only taking the first set but also leading 4-0 in the second. Williams put aside some early shakiness and an early deficit, turning things around with an eight-game run en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the semifinals. It was Williams’ first win over a top-10 player this season.“I was playing really not a good game,” said Williams, who was a point from trailing 4-1 and did fall behind 4-2 while making 22 of her 30 unforced errors in the first set. “I was thinking, ‘You know, I can play better.’ So that was the good news.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pliskova offered this guess about what was happening to Williams: “Maybe she was a little bit nervous.”Maybe. But that didn’t last long. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. By the end, Williams compiled a 13-3 edge in aces, and 35-12 in total winners.“She’s playing with the same power. She can still serve well. I don’t think there’s any change with her game,” Pliskova said. “She’s just going for her shots.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Patricia Maculey in an interview after she was discharged from the hospital.Patricia Macauley told the Daily Observer that following successful treatment, she could not be released immediately, because she could not afford the amount requested for her treatment. According to her, the brother who promised to pay the bill went out of town to look for money.“He went on the hustle and promised to come soon if he had some of the money, because the amount was too much for me,” she stated.Patricia is a petty trader and resides in Chicken Soup Factory Community. She is a mother of three. In tears, she expressed deep frustration and regretted the way in which she was treated by her fiancé, who has been identified as one Eman. “The guy who impregnated me said he never wanted it and said that I should abort it, which I refused to do. And so he left me,” she said.She however expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Obiamiwe, including other humanitarians who rallied around to get her out of the hospital.Arthur Taylor from the business and finance department at ELWA Hospital, in conversation with Mr. Obiamiwe, said that at no time has ELWA hospital kept any patient who, as in the case of Patricia, did not have money to pay his/her bill.“Patients who are not able to pay their bills here, we discharge them free of charge, because it is against our ethics as professional health personnel to keep patients hostage,” he stated.According to him, when Patricia successfully completed her treatment, she was asked to fill in a form with names and contact numbers that included her brother’s, after Patricia had promised to pay the bill.He claimed that since the names and contacts were given to them, they have tried to call anyone related to Patricia but to no avail, something which, he said, they have experienced from many patients. He said when patients are admitted, forms are filled in for further reference in case of anything, “but some patients deliberately give us numbers that don’t exist.”He maintained that ELWA, as a renowned health center in Liberia, understands the rules and regulations involved in dealing with patients, “regardless of who they are, rich or poor.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) (L-R) Martha F. Korpu, patient’s advocate ELWA hospital, Patricia Maculey & Mr. Emeka Obiamiwe Patricia Macauley, a patient who was held hostage at the ELWA Hospital after she had undergone successful treatment, was over the weekend discharged, following an appeal from Mr. Emeka Obiamiwe, Chief Executive Officer of NUBIAN radio in Monrovia.Patricia was billed the amount of L$68,000, which she could not make available, and had acquiesced to the ELWA Hospital’s alleged insistence to have her remain on its premises until said cost could be paid.According to reports from the hospital, Patricia, who was admitted on August 3, was treated and temporarily discharged a few weeks later when she gave birth.Patricia and the young baby were finally released on September 7, after the CEO of Nubian FM made an appeal to the hospital.Obiamiwe presented an check for the initial amount L$30,000 to one of the hospital administrators, Martha F. Korpu, a patient advocate, and Arthur Taylor.The presentation was made possible through the kind courtesy of a group called GLS-NAS as well as other philanthropists, including Mrs. Sara Beysolow Nyanti of UNHCR-Jordan, Pia Brown and Samia Adanne Adighibe of the United States of America and Ada Reeves-Clarke.During the presentation, Obiamiwe explained his experience with Patricia. “My lady had just had our first baby girl when I came in contact with Patricia. I decided to help her out as she needed help and thought of her as a sister or her child who could have been mine.”In the wake of these prevailing conditions, Obiamiwe said plans are currently underway to reach out to friends and associates in the Diaspora and items will be collected to help women and children trapped in such circumstances . “I’m going to use my radio station and upcoming events to create awareness as well as raise funds to free many other girls or women like Patricia,” he noted.
A young man is now dead after he was stabbed by three men with whom he had a heated argument at Karasabai Village, Pakaraimas, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), on Friday morning.Dead is 23-year-old Elton Leonard, of Karasabai Village. Based on reports received, at about 19:00h on Thursday, Leonard left his residence while under the influence of alcohol, and some five hours later he was engaged in a heated row with three men.At this point, it is unclear as to whether these three men were friends or drinking buddies with the deceased, however, it was revealed that during the argument, Leonard was stabbed to his left side chest.He reportedly collapsed and died almost immediately. The three men are said to have made good their escape as the man lay on the ground in a pool of blood.According to the police, the hunt is on for the three “known” suspects.A police source explained that due to the location of the crime and the fact that the nearest police station is hours away, at present, this is all of the information that ranks are in receipt of.He stated that a few detectives have been deployed to Karasabai to investigate the murder and upon their return, more information will become available.However, at this point, all indications are that the three suspects are also residents of Karasabai and have gone into hiding.Meanwhile, the body of Leonard is at the Karasabai Health Centre and will be transported shortly so that a post-mortem examination can be performed.Investigations into the stabbing/murder continue.
Chelsea’s medical team have performed a number of tests on the 25-year-old, but have not got to the bottom of the problem – leaving under-fire manager Antonio Conte unsure on when he will next be able to call upon the former Real Madrid man.“I don’t know because he has this problem and we tried a lot to find a solution to solve the pain in his back,” Conte said.“If you ask if me he needs one month, one day, two months, the rest of the season, I don’t know.“For this reason I’m a bit worried because you know very well the importance of the player.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata was forced to sit out the visit to Everton on December 23, 2014 while he served a one-match suspensionLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Chelsea remain in the dark over how long Alvaro Morata will be on the treatment table after being sidelined by a puzzling back injury.Morata hasn’t featured since Chelsea’s FA Cup third round tie against Norwich City on January 17, with the Spanish international due to miss Monday’s encounter with West Brom.