BCB appoints executives, selectors, committee members ahead of new term

first_imgTHE newly elected executives of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) have been appointed, with president Hilbert Foster confirming the members of the respective committees which will help in achieving the board’s goals for 2020.After meeting last Wednesday at the board’s New Amsterdam Office, all 8 elected executives were named.  President Hilbert Foster, vice-presidents Albert Smith, Qualis Winter and Robby Saywack, secretary Angela Haniff, Asst secretary Ameer Rahaman, treasurer Dr. Cecil Beharry, Asst treasurer Rovin Bahadur were present for the entire two-hour meeting.The BCB president congratulated the executives on being elected and stated that as a team, they would have to make sure that they reward the confidence of the clubs and sub-associations. Foster and Smith were elected 31-0 while the others won 30-0 as clubs rewarded them for a very successful two-year term in 2018 and 2019.Foster urged his fellow executives to be very visible at cricket venues during matches, to attend meetings on a regular basis, to come up with visionary plans and to work along with every stakeholder of Berbice Cricket, as it is very important for everyone to feel involved.The BCB executives selected 19-year-old Simon Naidu as BCB Public Relations Officer (PRO) for another 2-year term while Malcolm Peters, Neil Rudder, Javed Saywack, Leslie Solomon, Lyken Edwards, Victor Takurdeen and Kellon Henry were appointed executive members. Vice-president Qualis Winter will head the three-man Disciplinary Committee. The other members are Police Officer Michael Newland and Jaipaul Heeralall of the D’Edward Club of West Berbice.Leslie Solomon of Port Mourant CC was appointed chairman of the important Competitions Committee while Neil Rudder would serve as vice-chairman and Ameer Rahaman as secretary.The other members are Karran Ramsammy (Whim), Gregory Crandon (Guymine), Narine Deonarine (Chesney), Lyken Edwards (Edinburgh), Robby Saywack (Bush Lot), Amir Khan (Blairmont) and Winston Smith (Ramnarine Memorial).Former national Youth player Balram Samaroo heads the crucial selection committee while national Youth player Kellon Henry would serve as his deputy.Leslie Solomon was named secretary and chief record-keeper. The other selectors are O. Outar, Winston Smith, Surendra Kissoonlall and Roshan Gafoor.Successful cricket coach Albert Smith heads the Cricket Development Committee, which has been mandated to come up with recommendations to lift Berbice cricket to a higher level.Other members are Winston Smith, Balram Samaroo, Tremayne Smartt, O. Outar, Floyd Benjamin, Lakeram Latham and Glenford Fordyce. Treasurer Dr Cecil Beharry and Asst treasurer Rovin Bahadur were appointed chairman and vice-chairman of the BCB Financial Committee.Secretary Angela Haniff, Amir Khan, Brian Baker and Gregory Rambarran are the other members of the Financial Committee. Attorney-at-Law Arun Goosai would continue to serve as Legal Adviser to the board.last_img read more

Ghana Rugby Clubs meet with board to pan local league

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Rugby Association Herbert Mensah is promising a transparent administration in the running of the sport in Ghana.Mr. Mensah disclosed this when he met members of the Ghana rugby football union to discuss the start of the 2014 rugby league.The meeting also discussed issues pertaining to the draft blueprint for Ghana rugby, the upcoming stakeholder’s forum as well as preparation and development for tournaments planned for next year.Herbert Mensah who is not new to sports development in Ghana says his doors are opened to ideas to move rugby forward.“We are all part of the Rugby Family of Ghana and we all work together as a team in line with our values to fulfill our mission and chase our vision, myself and all the Board members will always follow an open door policy and it is the right of any stakeholder to knock on the doors of the President and the other Board members to discuss issues important to our passion for developing and playing the Game of Rugby,” Mr. Mensah said.The proposed Blueprint is built on the vision, mission and values of the International Rugby Board as follows: Vision – Rugby – A Sport For All In Ghana – True to It’s Values.Mission – Growing the global Rugby Family in Ghana.The proposed values for Ghana Rugby is based on five pillars:INTEGRITY – Integrity (adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty) is central to the fabric of the Game and is generated through honesty and fair playPASSION – Rugby people have a passionate (powerful or compelling emotion or feeling) enthusiasm for the Game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to the global Rugby family TEAMWORK – The only way to succeed is by working together (coordinated effort acting together in the interests of a common cause – Rugby)DISCIPLINE – Discipline (training to act in accordance with rules) is an integral part of the Game, both on and off the field, and is reflected through adherence to the Laws, the Regulations and Rugby’s core valuesRESPECT – Respect (being esteemed or honoured) for teammates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the Game is paramountHerbert Mensah also added, “It looks as though policies of the past favored quantity above quality. It does not serve the Game of Rugby to have 1,000 schools trying to get into rugby without solid support from the Associations and Clubs and without properly qualified sports masters.”He called for the creation of manageable tournaments within the resources of GRFU to allow the youth to derive the full benefits of being part of the Rugby family. Associations and Clubs that participated in the meeting were asked to prepare for the forum by critically evaluating the proposed draft Blueprint and to prepare a presentation for the Forum on what will be required to develop and manage the growth of the Rugby Family in a strategic, structured and manageable fashion. Clubs were also asked to start gathering critical information that will help their Associations to put their own Blueprints together based on the guidelines contained in the GRFU Blueprint.last_img read more

BiH won Silver Medal at the World Cup in Sitting Volleyball

first_imgThe National team in sitting volleyball of BiH won second place at the World Cup in the Netherlands.Our representatives fought very hard in the final match, but Iran was stronger and they won with the result 3: 0 in sets, and thus proved that it is the strongest team in the world led by Mortez Mehrzad.This is the seventh title of the world champion for the team of Iran.On their way to the finals, our players defeated Iraq, Egypt and Poland in the group competition, revenged for the defeat at the European Championships to Russia in quarter finals, and won against Brazil in the semi-finals with the score 3: 1.Our representatives did not manage to defend the title of the world champions that they won four years ago in Poland. Besides their success in 2014, our representatives were the best in the world also in 2002 and 2006.It should also be noted that Nizam Cancar was awarded as the best blocker at this championship.(Source: E. B./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Wellington Crusader Club meeting today at noon

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Crusader Club, the booster club for Wellington High School, will be meeting again today at noon at Big Cheese Pizza. Wellington girls basketball coach Eric Adams will be speaking today. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Valentine bonspiel highlights Curling Club list of events

first_imgFinals in all events go Sunday at the Cedar Street facility. The Nelson Curling Club is going to be a great place to have a lot of fun as the faclity plays host to the annual Nelson Mixed Curling Club Valentine Bonspiel beginning Friday. Rinks, from throughout the Kootenays are expected to enter the three-day bonspiel. will be competing in costume for the duration of the event which has been slugged Pirates of the Caribbean Quest for the Golden Broom.Tonight is Treasure Hunt night with Saturday reserved for dinner and dance.last_img


first_imgMIKE SMITH, SUBTLE INDIAN, RUNNER-UP: “I tried to nurse him along without taking anything away from him that was coming easy for him. He was able to relax, I was really happy with the way he did. You have to give it to Lord Nelson. He ran a great race.” WAYNE HUGHES, SPENDTHRIFT FARM: “He’s a big, good looking horse and we were looking for a stallion. He’s exceptionally good looking. We’ll keep him running, that’s for sure.” BOB BAFFERT, LORD NELSON, WINNER: “That was pretty game. I didn’t think he was going to get there. He was trying so hard there at the end. It was pretty exciting to watch, more exciting to win. He’s come back so strong this year; that break really helped him. I think this is his distance, sprinting might be too short for him.” TRAINER QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, LORD NELSON, WINNER: “I was really happy with my trip. I knew Subtle Indian was the only speed in the race so I wanted to make sure I broke good and got my horse into the race right away. I found my position and then just waited for Kobe’s Back. When I saw him coming at the three-eighths I just went for it and tried to get the jump on him because he was really running.” NOTES: Winning owner B. Wayne Hughes resides in Lexington, Ky. GARY STEVENS, KOBE’S BACK, THIRD: “I was on the extreme outside. I was wide around the turn and the pace was extremely slow for these kinds of horses. The track has been favoring speed all day long and my move was a bit premature and a bit wide.” JOCKEY QUOTES -30-last_img read more

Alert in England by Rashford and Kane before the Euro

first_imgThe coach of Manchester United has announced in the press conference prior to the clash against Bruges in Europa League that the English striker will be off longer than desired, seriously doubting your call for the Euro. “I hope he plays before the end of the season, but if he is not fit, he will not go to the European Championship“said the Norwegian coach. With the shadow of uncertainty flying over Kane and Rashford, Southgate has to invent a ‘9’. The best option would be Tammy Abraham but the soccer player of Chelsea, despite having a great season (15 goals), he has barely played four times with England. Very little baggage to carry the scoring weight of the winner of the World Cup 66 in her fight to be the first time continental champion. Similar is the case of Dominic Calvert-lewin, of Everton, that since the arrival of Ancelotti has exploited its facet scoring but has not yet been released as international. The other alternative would be to bet on the attacker of the Southampton, Danny Ings, who is fighting to be the top scorer of the Premier but he has not played with the English shirt since 2015 (31 minutes against Lithuania in his only presence). With the option Jamie Vardy discarded, although the Leicester footballer is enjoying a second youth at 33 (he left the team after the World Cup in Russia), the range of possibilities is obscured by the English coach.Sterling and Sancho, step forward Very bad news that the English coach has received at this beginning of the year Gareth Southgate. If first fell Harry Kane, which was operated and will be as soon as low until April although Jose Mourinho He is more than pessimistic and does not see his return until the end of the season. Now the statements of Ole Gunnar Solskjær about Marcus Rashford’s health status they have blown up alarms in the English team’s environment four months after the start of the Eurocup, in which practically pross They play at home.center_img Southgate will have to invent an option as a forward reference. The red devils Jesse Lingard It may be an emergency tip but the eyes of English fans will be on Sterling Y Sancho. The two skilled players, from the sides, will have to step forward and uncork their scoring nose. For the sake of Southgate and England.last_img read more

Bicycle ‘thief’ shot by unlicensed firearm holder

first_imgA 43-year-old man is currently hospitalised with a gunshot injury after he was found in the Alberttown, Georgetown yard of a businessman who is a not a licensed firearm holder, early Wednesday morning.According to reports, the incident occurred at about 04:10h. The injured man has been identified as Vijay Singh, who has “no fixed place of abode”.The 49-year-old businessman reportedly told investigators that he was awake in his Third Street, Alberttown, home when he heard a noise in the yard. Upon investigating, the man related that he observed, through a window, that there was someone in his yard. The person, he recalled, was at the time walking towards the gate and was pushing a bicycle.As such, the businessman got his unlicensed Ruger 9mm pistol, went downstairs in the yard and discharged a round in the direction of the suspect, hitting him to his right leg.The Police were then summoned and upon arriving at the scene, they found that a storeroom located at the western side of yard had the door open. It is believed that Singh removed the bicycle and was about to leave with it when he was shot.Nevertheless, the injured man was picked up by the lawmen and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPH) where he was treated and is currently admitted under guard.Singh is expected to be charged and placed before the court upon his discharge from the medical institution.Meanwhile, the businessman has been taken into custody and is assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating WCup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

first_img0Shares0000A tweet suggested Mexicans celebrating their World Cup win against Germany triggered an “artificial earthquake,” but experts disagree © AFP/FileMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jun 20 – After Mexico scored a goal to defeat defending champions Germany in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, a tweet suggesting that celebrating fans had triggered an “artificial earthquake” in Mexico City went viral.But according to experts, no such earthquake occurred. WHAT ARE WE ARE VERIFYING?“The earthquake detected in Mexico city was artificial in origin. Possibly caused by mass jumping during Mexico’s World Cup goal. At least two sensors in Mexico City detected it at 11:32,” said the tweet, by an institution calling itself SIMMSA — the Department of Seismology and Volcanology of the Institute for Geological and Atmospheric Research.The story of the “earthquake” caused by jubilant Mexican fans was picked up by media outlets around the world.WHAT DO WE KNOW?The public institution that monitors seismic activity in Mexico, the National Seismological Service (SSN), did not announce any earthquake in Mexico City on Sunday.Xyoli Ramirez Campos of the Geophysics Institute at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a member of the SSN, said that although movements by large groups of people can create vibrations that are picked up by seismographs, they would not resemble the spike caused by an earthquake.“For example, when (university football team) the Pumas play, and more than 60,000 people are jumping at the same time, it creates a detectable signal,” she told AFP.“But that is reflected as vibrations on the graph, not an earthquake.”A similar phenomenon occurs during FC Barcelona matches, said Spanish geologist Javier Carmona of the Complutense University in Madrid.“Every time Barca scores a goal, the Institute of Earth Sciences in Barcelona detects the same thing. But it’s not right to say that it’s generated an earthquake,” he said.“It’s not true that Mexico’s goal caused an earthquake. On a seismograph, it would appear as a signal with a different frequency from an earthquake.”Ramirez Campos said she was unaware of SIMMSA’s existence until its tweet went viral.“It’s not a site that’s known within the seismological community,” she said.WHAT CONCLUSION CAN BE DRAWN?The mass movements of large crowds of people can be detected by seismographs, but they do not trigger earthquakes. There is no evidence an earthquake took place in Mexico City on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more