Test batsman De Silva to lead Sri Lanka A on Caribbean tour

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Test batsman Dhananjaya De Silva will lead a 16-man Sri Lanka A squad on the tour of West Indies starting next week.The 26-year-old played the last of his 10 Tests against India last August, and averages 38 with two centuries already under his belt.Twenty-year-old Charith Asalanka, an off-spinning all-rounder who led Sri Lanka Under-19s last year, will serve as De Silva’s deputy.Sadeera Samarawickrama and Roshen Silva, both of whom are part of the Test squad in the ongoing series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates, will join the A-side once that series wraps up.Neither player has played an international match for Sri Lanka.The squad has been bolstered by the inclusion of three other players with Test experience, with fast bowlers Dasun Shanaka and Lahiru Kumara, along with left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, having played 11 Tests among them.Sri Lanka A are expected to leave tomorrow for Jamaica where they play three four-day ‘Tests’ and as many one-dayers against West Indies A, from October 11 to November 5.SQUAD – Dhananjaya De Silva (captain), Charith Asalanka (vice-captain), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva, Sandun Weerakkody, Ron Chandragupta, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Amila Aponso, Malinda Pushpakumara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Vimukthi Perera, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha.Schedule of matches:OCTOBERWednesday 11th to Saturday 14th – 1st ‘Test’ – Trelawny Multiplex, JamaicaThursday 19th to Sunday 22nd – 2nd ‘Test’ – Trelawny MultiplexThursday 26th to Sunday 29th – 3rd ‘Test’ – Sabina Park, JamaicaNOVEMBERWednesday 1st – 1st One-day Match – Sabina ParkFriday 3rd – 2nd One-day Match – Sabina ParkSunday 5th – 3rd One-day Match – Trelawnylast_img read more

Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

first_img#CamerúnCampeónCAN2017 ¡La imagen del día! N’Koulou y Moukandjo levantan el trofeo pic.twitter.com/9GF8Gge0il— Camino a Rusia (@caminoarusia) February 5, 2017– Super subs –The odds were now very much against Cameroon.The last Cup of Nations final to feature more than a single goal came in 2004, when Tunisia beat Morocco 2-1. The last time a side came from behind to win the trophy was in 1994, when Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1.Hugo Broos’s side also lost centre-back Adolphe Teikeu to an apparent groin injury just after the half-hour mark, with Nkoulou taking his place.The Lyon defender has been out of favour at this tournament, only starting in Cameroon’s final group game against Gabon. But thrown on here through necessity, it was he who pulled his side level in the 59th minute.Egypt failed to fully clear their lines following a corner and captain Benjamin Moukandjo crossed from the left for Nkoulou, who soared above Ahmed Hegazy to head past Essam El Hadary from six yards.Cameroon were revitalised by that goal, a partisan crowd lifted, but Jacques Zoua fired wastefully wide and Moukandjo blasted over from an excellent position as extra time began to seem inevitable.Then Aboubakar, who had been introduced at the start of the second half in place of Robert Ndip Tambe, controlled a long ball forward with his chest on the edge of the area, poked it over the head of Ali Gabr and volleyed low past El Hadary in the Egyptian goal.RELATES STORY: LIVE – How Cameroon rallied to beat EgyptList of Africa Cup of Nations champions after Cameroon won the 2017 final in Gabon Sunday:1957: Egypt1959: Egypt1962: Ethiopia1963: Ghana1965: Ghana1968: Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo)1970: Sudan Cameroon’s forward Benjamin Moukandjo (L) and Cameroon’s defender Nicolas Nkoulou hold up the trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. AFP PHOTOLibreville, Gabon | AFP | FT Cameroon 2 Egypt 1: Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half and Egypt looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.But Nicolas Nkoulou, who had come off the bench in the first half, headed in the equaliser just before the hour mark and fellow substitute Aboubakar slammed in the winner in the 88th minute.That sparked bedlam in a near-capacity crowd of more than 38,000 in Gabon’s capital, made up in its majority by Cameroonian supporters.It is a fifth Cup of Nations crown for the Indomitable Lions, a first since 2002, and the first time they have beaten Egypt in the final in three attempts.Egypt fell just short on their return to the competition after a seven-year absence, and the defeat will be especially painful for their coach Hector Cuper.The Argentine was desperate to win a trophy after a career tainted by rotten luck in finals at club level, including back-to-back defeats in the UEFA Champions League with Valencia at the start of the last decade.Egypt have been derided at times for a defensive approach under Cuper, but they played their part in this rarest of things — a genuinely entertaining final.The Pharaohs had signalled their intent within two minutes as a delightful cushioned pass by Mohamed Salah set up Abdallah El Said, but his firm shot was well held by Fabrice Ondoa in the Cameroon goal.Egypt then opened the scoring midway through the first period with a superb team goal.Amr Warda and Salah combined on the right and the latter played the ball into Elneny in space in the area, the midfielder taking a touch to control and another to steady himself before blasting high past Ondoa at his near post.It was a brilliant finish from the midfielder who was returning to the side after missing his team’s last two games due to a calf injury. 1972: Congo Brazzaville1974: Zaire1976: Morocco1978: Ghana1980: Nigeria1982: Ghana1984: Cameroon1986: Egypt1988: Cameroon1990: Algeria1992: Ivory Coast1994: Nigeria1996: South Africa1998: Egypt2000: Cameroon2002: Cameroon2004: Tunisia2006: Egypt2008: Egypt2010: Egypt2012: Zambia2013: Nigeria2015: Ivory Coast2017: CameroonTitles7: Egypt5: Cameroon4: Ghana3: Nigeria2: Ivory Coast, Zaire1: Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambiacenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Stuart Air Show Canceled Due to Weather

first_imgThe Stuart Air Show, which was scheduled to go on Sunday despite the rough weather, has now been canceled.A tweet from the air show’s official page says the cancellation is due to safety concerns from heavy rain.The show, which has been scheduled during this time for 30 years, was also canceled Saturday due to inclement weather.https://t.co/gBD0zfZQzF pic.twitter.com/mEc5VKNzWj— Audi Stuart Air Show (@StuartAirShow) November 3, 2019 Opening day events scheduled for Friday were canceled as a result of a fatal plane crash that killed a pilot who was scheduled to perform in the show.In a social media post on Saturday night, the show announced that Sunday’s air show would be dedicated in memory of local dermatologist Joe Masessa, the 59-year-old pilot killed in the crash. Masessa’s death is the first fatality in the show’s history.last_img read more

Singer Marc Anthony’s Yacht Burns and Sinks in Key Biscayne

first_imgSinger Marc Anthony is singing the blues this morning after his $7 million, 120 foot yacht burst into flames and sank off the coast of Miami.Miami fire fighters battled the blaze with continuous streams of water trying to save the luxury boat owned by the Grammy-winning artist near the MacArthur CausewayAnthony was not on board at the time of the fire, but six or seven crew members were on board and safely evacuated.Investigators are still looking into the cause of a massive yacht fire off the west end of Watson Island Wednesday night.Flames could be seen from Downtown Miami as the fire raged late into the night. No injuries were reported.last_img

Miami daycare worker allegedly “violently shook” and “slapped” crying baby

first_imgPolice say a Miami daycare worker allegedly violently shook and slapped a baby when he wouldn’t stop crying.According to an arrest report, an 11-month-old boy was crying in his crib at the Thumbelina Learning Center, when a witness said Marta Jimenez,58, a caregiver at the daycare, picked the baby up and shook him violently.The witness also stated that Jimenez then “placed the victim back in the crib, grabbed and slapped the victim on his body and face,” according to the arrest report.Jimenez was arrested for child abuse and authorities say she denied the allegations.last_img

Broward Woman Finds Snake in Car While Driving

first_imgA Broward County woman got quite the surprise while driving on Friday evening.Police say she was driving on Hiatus Road in Pembroke Pines when she suddenly noticed a snake in her car.Earlier tonight a driver was traveling along Hiatus Road when she noticed a sssscary sight – a snake inside of her car! Officer Patrick Pagliai responded, coaxed the snake out of the air vents, and was able to safely catch the offending serpent (a harmless rat snake). 1/ pic.twitter.com/euHj1iGMEP— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) January 11, 2020 The woman pulled over and contacted authorities.Pembroke Pines Police Officer Patrick Pagliai ended up turning on the car’s heater, in order to get the snake out of the vehicle’s air vents.He then caught the harmless rat snake, which was released back into the Everglades.last_img read more

Antonio Brown Dumped by Hollywood Police

first_img(WARNING – Audio not suitable for work)(Hollywood, FL) — What’s up with former NFL star Antonio Brown? Police in Hollywood, Florida announced yesterday the former wide receiver is no longer allowed to work with the Police Athletic League youth football team, and a check he donated was returned. The decision came after Brown could be seen on video yelling at police who arrived at his home for a domestic disturbance.It’s the third time in the last three months police have responded to a domestic call at Brown’s home, and authorities say these incidents have caused an irreparable rift between them, the Police Athletic League and Brown.last_img

South Florida Fair Kicks Off Friday

first_imgThe South Florida Fair is offering you and your family 17 days of pure fun starting this Friday at the South Florida Fairgrounds.Join Diener and Flash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m!One of the top fairs in Florida, this extravaganza of fried foods, tribute bands, dance parties and great rides packs in 17 days of pure delight with the thermostat set at perfect fair-going temperatures: 70s during the day and 60s at night.The theme for 2020 will be “Play Ball, Play Fair!” and will be a celebration of popular sports in The Palm Beaches.With more than 200 rides, games and attractions, there’s fun for everyone at this Palm Beach County fair.Kids can take a spin on mini-Monster Trucks, the Dragon Wagon, Wacky Worm Coaster and dozens more rides in Lil’ Pardner Land, while the big kids can get their thrills on the Mega Drop, Cliff Hanger, Zero Gravity and other spinning, whirling, white-knuckle rides.And what about the fair food? You can sink your teeth into the sweetness of a doughnut and the salty goodness of a burger in one bite with a Porky’s Doughnut Burger. Or why not combine breakfast and lunch into one tasty treat with Bianco’s Frosted Flakes Chicken on a Stick? Of course that’s just a small sampling of the deep-fried, gut-busting goodies you’ll find at this year’s fair.Sticking with the sports theme, the fair will host a Friday Night Lights Dance Party on Jan. 24 at the Party Pavilion. The event will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing featuring the ultra-energetic Private Property Band.Throughout the fair’s 17 days, fairgoers will also be able to try out virtual reality sports experiences, including football, golf, soccer, basketball and baseball. If you prefer real-life competition, you can show your stuff in the batting cages, pitching cage and field goal kick as well. Additionally, the Expo Center will play host to interactive sports exhibits in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and National Baseball Hall of Fame.The fair runs from January 17, 2020 to February 2, 2020South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33421last_img read more

Government lawsuit says Jeffrey Epstein trafficked underage girls in the Virgin Islands

first_imgA civil lawsuit has been filed by U.S. Attorney General of the Virgin Islands, Ms. Denise George, after she authorized an investigation into Epstein months ago.The lawsuit claims that Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplices trafficked young women, ages 12-17, throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands.The lawsuit seeks forfeit of Epstein’s private Caribbean islands, which are worth an estimated $86 million, as well as unspecified monetary damages and the breakup of corporate entities that Epstein allegedly used to provide him with girls who sexually serviced him three times each day.Anyone who may have been trafficked by the “Epstein Enterprise” in the Virgin Islands is asked to call the U.S. Attorney General’s Office at (800) 998-7559.last_img

Local High School Student Alleges Anti-Semitic Bullying

first_imgA Boca Raton Community High School student says she has experienced hateful remarks and incessant bullying by her peers since transferring to the school a year ago.“They would keep saying I should burn in the oven, that I’m not supposed to be here,” the teen, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells a reporter.“If I answer a question correctly, they’ll say “oh the Jew knows it, she’s a dirty Jew. Jews aren’t smart,” she adds.The teen informed her guardian, Yvonne Ricardo, about the hateful words, and showed her video that she had taken of the situation at the school.“They saw tape on the wall and they started taking the tape down and using it to draw a swastika on the wall,” the teen explains.Although Ricardo met with school officials to address the issue, the teen says she feels unsafe in the hallways and is not ready to return to the school.“I don’t want to walk into school or anywhere for that matter and not wear my Jewish star and be proud of who I am. I want to show off who I am but you can’t do it when you’re being pushed down to the ground and told you’re worthless,” she says.The Palm Beach School District and District Police say there is an active criminal investigation into the incident.last_img read more