Russell fires Islamabad into final

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): All-rounder Andre Russell grabbed three wickets to help fire Islamabad United into the final of the Pakistan Super League, with a 50-run victory over Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi’s in yesterday’s last semi-final. United posted 176 for three off 20 overs after being sent in at the Dubai International Stadium and then restricted Zalmi to 126 all out of 18 overs to book their spot in the championship game against Quetta Gladiators tomorrow. Seamer Russell picked up three for 37 from his four overs, including the wicket of captain Shahid Afridi, who smashed a 17-ball 38 with two fours and four sixes. Left-arm spinner Imran Khalid was the best bowler with four for 20, while opener Kamran Akmal stroked the top score of 45 from 32 deliveries. Sammy made nine from eight balls with two fours before he was fifth out at 80 for five in the 13th over. Earlier, opener Sharjeel Khan smashed 117 off 62 deliveries to propel United’s innings. He put on 108 for the first wicket with Barbados and West Indies right-hander, Dwayne Smith, who made a painstaking 19 off 37 balls. On Saturday, in contrast, Smith hit an unbeaten 50 from 48 deliveries to help United post a nine-wicket victory over Karachi Kings.last_img read more

Donegal Town Community Band crowned Ulster Champions at Fleadh

first_imgThe Donegal Town Community Band has been crowned Ulster Champions at the Ulster Fleadh in Castlewellan, Co Down. The band were awarded the prestigious award on Sunday afternoon.It is the first time the band have been crowned Ulster champions at senior level. The Ulster Fleadh returned to Castlewellan last weekend for a week-long celebration.Members of the band celebrating their victoryA special homecoming has been planned to welcome the team home at the Diamond in Donegal Town tonight (Sunday) at 8pm. Donegal Town Community Band crowned Ulster Champions at Fleadh was last modified: July 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Arcata boys basketball opens season with 48-25 win over Casa Grande

first_imgMcKINLEYVILLE >> As Arcata head coach Ryan Bisio has come to know, early-season games usually consist of a team’s offense being much more ahead compared where their state on defense sits.For Bisio’s new-look Tigers, it was the exact opposite in Thursday afternoon’s season opener.Sparked by its efforts on the defensive end of the floor, the Arcata boys basketball team was able to dispatch of a tough start on offense and pull away for a 48-25 win over Casa Grande in the opening round of the …last_img

Cracking down on 2010 crime

first_imgAn artist’s view of the spectacularNelson Mandela Bay stadium under lights. Danny Jordaan inspects the workin progress. The LOC boss said he wasdelighted with what he saw. Construction on the stadium isprogressing satisfactorily.(All images: Nelson Mandela Bay)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa will take advantage of National Safety Month in February to highlight its readiness to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Of particular importance will be the preparations in the Eastern Cape, which will form the centrepiece of the month’s programme.February is dedicated to matters of safety and security, with related activities taking place around the country. In the Eastern Cape, the emphasis for 2009 will be on community mobilisation in the ongoing fight against crime, and boosting crime-fighting initiatives in the province.At the time of writing the 2010 Fifa World Cup is just 479 days away and since the Eastern Cape is a host province, it is vitally important that adequate anti-crime measures are firmly in place well before kick-off, in order to guarantee the safety of visitors.Member of the province’s Executive Council (MEC) for Housing, Safety and Liaison, Thobile Mhlahlo, explained that his department will assess their security preparations for the big event during February, and will address any issues in the months leading up to 11 June 2010.“It is highly important,” said Mhlahlo, “that when people descend on this province to enjoy World Cup festivities, they feel safe. We will use this month and the remaining period to intensify our efforts of making this province a safe destination for 2010 and beyond.”The MEC will visit important sites such as the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium itself, the various areas where South African Police Services members will be stationed, and the recently upgraded police stations in Mdantsane, South Africa’s second biggest township.Mhlahlo will also embark on a series of outreach events to encourage communities to get involved in snuffing out crime. These include debates at schools on strategies to deal with crime, and imbizos, or forums for promoting dialogue and interaction between citizens and government. The imbizos will deal with security issues.The Eastern Cape’s safety programme will culminate in a Safety and Security 2010 summit to be held in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in March.“Through debate, we will also encourage the youth to come up with solutions they deem appropriate to fight crime. This is crucial because most criminal incidents are perpetrated by young people,” said Mhlahlo.The Local Organising Committee (LOC) filed a comprehensive security plan with FIFA in June 2008. After careful scrutiny the world football body endorsed the plan, saying it provided a reassuring basis for security at the event.On course for completionThe Nelson Mandela Bay multipurpose stadium is at an advanced stage of construction, says a new report on the website of the Eastern Cape government. LOC CEO Danny Jordaan visited the site in early February 2009 and was very pleased with what he saw, according to the report.With its roof more than 50% complete, its pitch fully laid and 40 000 of its 48 000 seats already installed, the stadium is on track to be the first brand-new venue to wrap up construction.“We are delighted with the progress made with the construction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium,” commented Jordaan. “It is extremely exciting to see a brand new 2010 FIFA World Cup venue taking shape so many months ahead of its FIFA World Cup completion deadline.”Nelson Mandela Bay’s Deputy Executive Mayor Bicks Ndoni was in complete agreement. “In anticipation of this, we are already scheduling major events and activities to take place here from as early as May. We have already secured a British Lions tour match which will take place on 16 June, Youth Day,” he said.A financial boostThe 2010 Fifa World Cup will leave a legacy that will remain long after the last vuvuzela has sounded.A 2008 study by specialist consulting firm Grant Thornton Strategic Solutions revealed that the world’s biggest sporting event would not only contribute R55-billion ($5.5-billion) to South Africa’s economy, but it would attract a cumulative worldwide TV audience of 35-40 billion and, importantly, create 415 000 new jobs.Tourists to the region will continue to pour through passport control after the tournament, bringing with them a host of opportunities for tourism entrepreneurs. Upgrades to infrastructure, especially transport systems, are benefits that will be enjoyed by all for many years to come.Another aspect of the long wait comes to an end on 20 February 2009, when roughly three-million tickets go on sale globally, including 15% that are available exclusively to South Africans. However, encourages Jordaan, local football fans should not leave it too late to buy theirs, either on the Fifa website or at any First National Bank branch.Prices range from R140 ($20) for category 4 (behind the goals or in a corner) tickets to a whopping R6 300 ($900) for a category 1 (alongside the pitch) ticket at the final. For Fifa World Cup ticket purchases the rand-dollar exchange rate has been fixed at R7 to the dollar. The LOC will absorb the cost should the real-time exchange rate rise above this threshold.While category 4 tickets are only available to South Africans and will only be sold in local currency, the remaining three categories may be purchased by all, including home-grown football supporters.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Useful linksNelson Mandela BayNelson Mandela Bay municipality2010 Fifa World CupFirst National Banklast_img read more

Sudan brews its own beer industry

first_imgRay Maota Nile Special Lager is a popular brand inUganda, and will soon be produced atthe SSBL in Southern Sudan.(Image: David Perry/SABMiller) SABMiller Latin America President BarrySmith says their recent acquisition inArgentina is part of their strategy todominate the continent.(Image: SABMiller)MEDIA CONTACTS• Briony ClarkeMedia relations, SABMiller+44 20 7659 0115 or +44 7776 132336RELATED ARTICLES• Brewing up a global brand• SABMiller turns to biogas• SABMiller invests more in Angola• Brewery spreads African reachSouthern Sudan, which could become Africa’s newest country after a referendum in January 2011, now has its very own modern brewery.The facility is based at an industrial plant in Juba – the proposed capital, if the referendum grants the region autonomy from the largely Muslim north.Southern Sudan is currently a hub of new development with plans to restructure Juba as well as another one of its cities, Wau. Juba will take the shape of a rhino, while Wau will be designed to look like a giant giraffe from the air. Both animals are national symbols of Sudan.London-based group SABMiller has set up Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd (SSBL) on the banks of the Nile River. So far about U$50-million (R354-million) has been invested in the project, with the first bottle having rolled off the production line in May 2009.Beers produced there include White Bull lager, Chairman’s Extra Strong Beer, Nile Special Lager and Club Pilsener. Half-litre bottles of each are sold for three Sudanese pounds, which is slightly more than $1 (R7).Business media relations manager of SABMiller Jonathan Oates said: “White Bull Lager was specifically brewed to meet the tastes of the Southern Sudanese consumer and was the culmination of months of planning and testing.“The White Bull is an easily recognised cultural symbol for the people of Southern Sudan, and is synonymous with promoting the positive feelings of celebration, success and peace,” said Oates.“The SSBL team spent months getting to know Southern Sudan consumers, their tastes, their demands and their expectations,” he added.Ian Alsworth-Elvey, managing director of SSBL, said: “Many people questioned our logic in building not only the first brewery that Southern Sudan had seen for 50 years, but also the first manufacturing facility in Juba.“However, the business has had a very warm welcome to the country and our beer, soft drinks and water brands have found real traction with consumers.“These products are local, high-quality and affordably priced,” added Alsworth-Elvey.SSBL has decided to double its annual output from 180 000 to 350 000 hectolitres as a sign of its confidence in the South.“We have sold more beer in the first three months of our second year of operation than we did in the first nine months since production began. In 18 months we have turned the brand into one of the most recognisable in the country,” said Alsworth-Elvey.Booze banWhile Southern Sudan was under Sharia Law from 1983 to 2005, no brewery could be established there as the consumption of alcohol was banned. However, when a peace deal was brokered in 2005 between military forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, the environment became more tolerant.Devout Muslims believe that drinking alcohol is sinful and one of the root causes of corruption, violence and suicide.Before SABMiller set up the brewery, commercially produced beer had to be imported from Uganda and Kenya.Banks of the Nile an ideal locationWith beer being 90% water, it made sense to build the brewery close to the banks of the Nile.The mineral content of water is unique to the region in which it is found, so the Sudanese beer brewed from the Nile has a distinct, unique character.SSBL is aware of this and uses it as a key selling point.According to the BBC, the malted barley, hops and yeast are all imported, but there are plans to team up with Sudanese farmers and start brewing with cassava.Cassava, a hardy potato-like tuber that adapts to a vast range of growing conditions, is currently used to make home-made beer in the region.NGO Farm-Africa is working with a range of subsistence farmers in Southern Sudan in the hopes they’ll become large-scale producers of the crop.Farm-Africa was founded in 1985 to help small-scale farmers and herders in Africa grow better food, keep livestock healthy, make a basic living and manage natural resources in a more sustainable way.“SABMiller is partnering with Farm-Africa to bring direct and long-term market opportunities for around 2 000 small-holder farmers with dependants. This means that about 15 600 people could benefit in three years,” said Alsworth-Elvey.Beer with a rich historySouth African Breweries (SAB) was established during the gold rush in Johannesburg in the late 1800s. The company’s first product was Castle Lager, which is still going strong today, 115 years later, and has won many awards over time.In 2002 SAB merged with the US’s Miller Brewing to become SABMiller, which now operates in more than 60 countries on six continents. It has invested in rapidly emerging economies such as India, China, as well as Eastern Europe and other developed markets.The brewing giant is licensed to produce Hansa Pilsener in South Africa, Snow beer in China, Italy’s Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the Czech Republic brand Pilsner Urquell, and Miller Genuine Draft.SABMiller has also ventured into the Argentinian market with its acquisition of Cerveceria Argentina SA Isenbeck, the third largest brewer in that country.Barry Smith, president of SABMiller Latin America, said: “We are pleased to have added Isenbeck to our Latin American footprint, giving us exposure to the fast-growing and attractive Argentinian beer market and complementing our existing Latin American operations.”SABMiller first entered the Latin American market with the acquisition of Cerveceria Hondurena in Honduras, making the company the first international brewer to enter Central America.It also has plants in Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.last_img read more

NCAA: San Beda stays unbeaten, CSB snaps skid

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting FILE – Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda kept its record perfect after scoring a tight 17-25, 25-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12 win over Letran Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Facing their toughest challenge to date, the Lady Red Spikers once again banked on Cesca Racraquin, who fired 17 points, 14 off kills to lift her side to a 5-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Che’Lu downs Perpetual Help behind Calisaan Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img St. Benilde coach Arnold Laniog heaved a huge sigh of relief after his squad won despite committing 48 errors.“We really need to lessen our mistakes if we want to have a chance in this tournament,” said Laniog.The Lady Generals suffered their fifth straight loss to remain at the cellar with a 0-5 slate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Maria Nieza Viray uncorked 14 markers, Sattriani Espiritu had 12 hits, and Trisha Paras got 11 for San Beda.It was a valiant effort from the Lady Knights (2-3) with Glayssa Faith Torres firing 18 in the defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the first game, St. Benilde leaned on the duo of Rachelle Anne Austero and Ranya Musa late to squeak past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-17, 18-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-7.Austero pumped in 17 kills while Musa did her part with 15, none bigger than her killer spikes that allowed the Lady Blazers to snap their two-game losing skid. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s road final

first_imgBangalore’s road to final – Here’s a look at how Bangalore IPL team, lead by Daniel Vettori, reached the final of IPL season 4.DateTimeNo.Match DetailsVenueResult9-Apr-1120:003rdKochi vs BangaloreKochi  Bangalore won by 6 wicketsscorecard | report12-Apr-1120:003rdBangalore vs MumbaiBangaloreMumbai won by 9 wicketsscorecard | report14-Apr-1120:0011thHyderabad vs BangaloreHyderabadHyderabad won by 33 runsscorecard | report16-Apr-1116:0014thChennai vs BangaloreChennai Chennai won by 21 runsscorecard | report19-Apr-1120:0020thBangalore vs RajasthanBangaloreMatch called off report22-Apr-1116:0024thKolkata vs BangaloreKolkataBangalore won by 9 wicketsscorecard | report 26-Apr-1120:0030thDelhi vs BangaloreDelhi Bangalore won by 3 wicketsscorecard | report29-Apr-1120:0035thBangalore vs PuneBangalore Bangalore won by 26 runsscorecard | report6-May-1120:0047thBangalore vs PunjabBangaloreBangalore won by 85 runsscorecard | report 8-May-1116:0050thBangalore vs KochiBangalore Bangalore won by 9 wicketsscorecard | report11-May-1120:0055thRajasthan vs BangaloreJaipur Bangalore won by 9 wicketsscorecard | report14-May-1116:0058thBangalore vs KolkataBangaloreBangalore won by 4 wicketsscorecard | report 17-May-1120:0063rdPunjab vs BangaloreDharmasala Punjab won by 111 runsscorecard | report22-May-1116:0069thBangalore vs ChennaiBangalore Bangalore won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report24-May-1120:0071stBangalore vs Chennai, Qualifier 1Mumbai Chennai won by 6 wicketsscorecard | report27-May-1120:0073rdMumbai vs Bangalore, Qualifier 2ChennaiBeing playedscorecard | reportlast_img read more