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first_img NZ beat Pakistan by 10 wickets HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP): Martin Guptill made 87 and Kane Williamson 72 in an unbroken record partnership of 171 that steered New Zealand to a 10-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 cricket international yesterday, levelling the three match series at 1-1. New Zealand took four leg byes from the fourth ball of the 18th over to win the match with eight balls to spare. In doing so, Guptill and Williamson passed the Twenty20 record partnership for all wickets against all nations that had been held for South Africa by Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman at 170. Pakistan seemed to have posted a sufficient total when they came in after batting on winning the toss with 168-7, just short of their winning tally in the opening match. Coe: IAAF will probe bribery claims against Qatar LONDON (AP): IAAF President Sebastian Coe says claims of bribery by Qatar in the bidding process for the 2017 World Athletics Championship are being investigated. Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, said yesterday his bid team was told “brown envelopes” were being handed to members of the IAAF Council the night before the vote in 2011 between London and Qatari capital Doha, which London won. Warner also said his team agreed to spend $7.2 million to cover prize money, having been warned they were unlikely to succeed if they did not. Speaking on BBC Radio alongside Warner, Coe said he was unaware of the claims and promised to look into them. Qatar has denied any wrongdoing in its bids for either the 2017 championship or the 2019 championship, which it will host. Sinclair fifth in Bermuda 10K HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): Jamaican Kenia Sinclair followed up her runner’s-up spot in Friday night’s elite women’s mile race with a creditable fifth-place finish in the women’s division of Saturday’s Bermuda Marathon Weekend 10-kilometre event held in wet and windy conditions. Sinclair, 35, was 14th overall in a time of 37 minutes and 42 seconds – around two minutes behind the British female winner, Faye Fullerton. The 31-year-old Fullerton was clocked in 35:48, ahead of compatriot Charlotte Arter in 35:48. Finishing third in 36:22 was Heather Kampf of the United States, who beat Sinclair into second place in the mile race. The overall 10K winner was Zambia’s Jordan Chipangama, who stormed to an emphatic victory over the undulating course – his fourth in Bermuda. Chipangama won the 10K event in 2014 and back-to-back half-marathon titles in 2013 and 2014. He also holds the half-marathon race record, which stands at one hour, 4:21 minutes, which he achieved in 2014.center_img Maxwell’s 96 guides Australia to series win MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Glenn Maxwell scored 96 runs from 83 balls to guide Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over India yesterday in the third of five limited-overs internationals. Maxwell hit a six and a boundary at the start of the 49th over to tie the scores, but was out trying to hit a six to raise triple figures, leaving James Faulkner (20 not out) to hit the winning single with seven balls to spare. The win gave Australia a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series following an opening five-wicket win in Perth and a seven-wicket in Brisbane. India, batting first for the third game in a row, posted 295-6, with Virat Kohli scoring 117 – his 24th ODI century – and sharing partnerships of 119 for the second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68) and 109 with Ajinkya Rahane (50). John Hastings led the Australian attack with 4-58 from 10 overs. Australia chased down 300-plus targets in Perth and Brisbane and were in a comfortable position chasing 296, with opener Shaun Marsh scoring 62 in partnerships of 48 with Aaron Finch (21) and 64 with Steve Smith (41) for the first two wickets.last_img read more

‘Albinos Facing Unbearable Conditions’

first_imgThe Executive Director of the Liberia Albinos Society (LAS) has alarmed at, what she termed as “unbearable conditions”, that Albinos living across the country continue to live in on a daily basis. Madam Patricia Logan said Albinos are denied some basic fundamental rights and privileges that every citizen is supposed to enjoy.Speaking at the occasion marking the official celebration of World Albinism Day on May 5, 2014 in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Madam Logan said Albinos have been neglected and abandoned by family and society.Mrs. Logan noted that hundreds of Albinos’ children are deprived education and other basic social services because of people’s perception that they have poor sight. But she quickly pointed out that these children, too, also have a future and stakeholders must give them needed attention.The LAS boss, on behalf of her colleagues, launched a passionate plea to government to grant them access to free education for the development of their human capacities.“Some parents are denying their albino children the right to education and other basic social services in the name of poor sightedness and poverty and this is detrimental to the future of the children,” Mrs. Logan said.She also added that survey conducted by the LAS especially in rural Liberia has shown that majority men are abandoning their albino children with their suffering mothers because of fear of stigma and belief that albinos are nothing.She pointed out that the future of these innocent children are uncertain amidst the wrong perceptions and therefore wants government’s urgent intervention to give them a future befitting.She stressed the need for government to grant the albinos the opportunity to free vocational and academic education to develop their skills and equally contribute to the overall growth and development of Liberia like any other Liberians.The Buchanan celebration was held under the theme “Albinos, Too Have Right to Education”. The celebration was the first since the launching of the World Albinism Day in Liberia last December.A huge number of Albinos turned out for the celebration carrying out clean up campaign on the streets of Buchanan. Free medical first aid treatment was also carried out on fellow albinos and people with visual impairment.Despite the limited budgetary allocation from Government, the LAS offers scholarship to 30 students from elementary to university level.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mavericks Barbers launch their own quality grooming range

first_imgThe Mavericks Barbers of Letterkenny have a big announcement to make this week. Here, they introduce their custom made male grooming range, available in the shop now: Well gentlemen, after a lot of hard work, research and design, the Mavericks team has pulled together a range of top-quality grooming products. The challenge was to deliver top quality products but only at good value prices to our customers! Well not only do we feel that we achieved this, but our customers are telling us that we have done it!!! We have started out with the top 5 products in demand in our store and added one more that we have been looking to create for a long, long time.Here is a rundown of the new Mavericks products…Mavericks Beard OilHemp oil helps moisturise the skin under the beard to eliminate skin dryness, whilst also preventing itching and irritation. Jojoba oil leaves the beard clean and soft revealing the hairs natural colour and elegance.Like any beard oil, ours does a number of jobs in keeping your beard in top shape. We have two different oils available, in two great scents Sandalwood and Artemis!Mavericks Beard OilMavericks Sea Salt SprayA fantastic product for creating a messy, undone look. It adds volume, texture and control like nothing else. Tonnes of value for your money.Also, it is the best product on the market for thickening fine hair. It is delivered in a fresh Coconut & Mandarin scent and available in 250ml.Mavericks Sea Salt SprayMavericks Boost Volume PowderA popular new way to style the modern hair cut is with volume powder. Our boost powder provides a firm hold, thickens hair whilst leaving a matt finish.It was a great challenge to bring this product to market at a good price as volume powder is very expensive. However, at €12 for 10g it is almost half the price of similar products, but the quality rivals the best in the market! Mavericks Boost Volume PowderMavericks Shaping PasteThe shaping paste is a versatile product that adds texture to the hair providing a lightweight but strong hold whilst providing a great finish Depending on how you finish the hair a mid-sheen or a dry look can be achieved with this great product. Available in 100ml with a subtle but great Cinnamon & Nutmeg scent.Mavericks Shaping PasteMavericks Deluxe PomadeOur strong hold pomade can shape and style as required to achieve classic high gloss finish.A nice twist we added to the pomade is that it is water soluble making it really easy to wash out, not like most gels and pomades on the market.The pomade comes with a unique passion fruit scent in a 100ml tub. Gentlemen why not call in tlo Mavericks @Lower Main Street Letterkenny and have a look at our full range of premium male grooming products. We have over 30 beard products, 40 hair styling products and many, many more products to choose from… Also, you can catch up with us on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber…Mavericks Barbers launch their own quality grooming range was last modified: October 10th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:barbersGroomingletterkennyMavericks Barbersproduct launchlast_img read more

Port of Virginia Wraps Up StackYard Works at VIG

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Virginia, VIG The Virginia International Gateway (VIG) has completed another step in its expansion project as it launched operations at its container stack No. 1.The end of the stack-yard work leaves only two projects to be completed before the entire USD 320 million effort comes to a close in June, according to the Port of Virginia.“This new capacity is quickly being integrated into the operation and the Port of Virginia is beginning to see positive results,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.With the completion of stack No. 1, the terminal now has 13 additional container stacks, each served by two new rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs). The new stacks compliment 15 existing stacks, also served by RMGs.Those stacks are on a schedule to be refurbished throughout the year with two stacks complete and three underway.The expansion has doubled the terminal’s annual container throughput capacity, according to the port authority, as VIG can now process 1.2 million container lifts a year.The expanded stack-yard is being combined with four new ship-to-shore cranes and 800 additional feet of berth space.“In February 2017, we started work on what was a green-field site — we started from scratch – and now we are just a few months from completion,” Reinhart said.Once completed, the VIG expansion is expected to increase the port’s overall annual container capacity by 40 percent, or 1 million container units, by 2020.last_img read more