For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : After the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India will begin their World Test Championship campaign against the West Indies in a two-match series starting here on August 22 while the tour begins with a couple of T20 Internationals in Florida from August 3.The tour of West Indies will be India’s sole away Test assignment in 2019. Besides two Tests and three T20s, both teams will also play a three-match ODI series during the five-week tour. The first Test, from August 22 to 26, will be played at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here and the second one starts on August 30 at Sabina Park in Jamaica.The Tests open the new ICC World Test Championship which will be played over the next two years and has been introduced to give greater context and competition in the “Ultimate Test” of the game.”The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave on Wednesday. The series starts with the T20Is, with the first two matches being contested back-to-back on the weekend of August 3 and 4 at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill in the American state of Florida.Only one of the two T20Is produced a result when the two sides played at this American venue three years ago before sell-out crowds. The second match ended in a no-result, due to a rain and technical delay. In the first match of the series, K L Rahul scored the second-fastest T20I century off only 46 balls, eventually finishing on 110 not out for the highest international score in the venue’s history.The two teams also the posted the highest international innings totals in the venue’s history for a world record of 489 runs, with the West Indies winning by one run, thanks to a hundred off 49 balls from left-handed opener Evin Lewis.”We’re excited to bring two more T20Is to Florida, giving the West Indies diaspora in North America the opportunity to watch the team play ‘live’ and in person,” said CWI Commercial, Marketing and Communications Director, Dominic Warne.The last of the three T20Is will be played on August 6 at the National Stadium in Guyana, where the series also transitions to the 50 overs-a-side format. The first ODI willbe taking place on August 8, the first time in three decades the two sides will contest an ODI in the South American nation. The ODI series concludes with matches on August 11 and 14 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. India were originally supposed to tour West Indies right after the World Cup, which ends on July 14, but CWI pushed it back after BCCI’s request.(With Inputs: PTI)
Most Rev. Archbishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler of the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia has disclosed that despite financial and logistical problems, the Justice and Peace Commission is not dormant, as feared by the public and members of the Catholic Church.Archbishop Zeigler recalled that during the time of his predecessor, the late Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis, the JPC was very vocal and active because of the situation in the country then. Though there are logistical and financial difficulties, Archbishop Zeigler maintained that the JPC is not dormant, but working inwardly.Most Rev. Zeigler lamented the difficult challenges facing the Catholic Church and its various institutions such as schools and health centers. He said the JPC, which presently does not have a vehicle, was feeling restrained by a lack of financial support.It may be recalled that in recent times, Archbishop Zeigler seems to be gradually— but surely— fitting his feet into the big shoes of his predecessor, the highly outspoken late Archbishop Francis, who was hailed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in her 2006 inaugural address as the “Conscience of the Nation.”On New Year’s Eve, Rev. Zeigler reminded Liberians that the fight against corruption must start from somewhere, mainly the family, and all other sectors of society where traces of corruption can be found.He said Liberians need to admit that corruption has permeated (spread through) the entire country. “We are all corrupt and we need to admit that and try to work on ourselves individually, and then we will be able to look at the another person say he/she is corrupt.”Sometime last year, Archbishop Zeigler said, underscoring the important role the media needs to play at “this critical junction of our peace sustainability and reconciliation, ”challenged Liberian radio station owners to control their talk shows, saying many of the conversations would not promote peace and reconciliation. “I beg you; please control your talk shows.”He warned that sustaining the 10-year-old peace and forging ahead toward total reconciliation for all Liberians would— to a large extent— depend on the type and quality of news and programs the media houses try to disseminate.The JPC was established by the Catholic Church in Liberia in 1991 under the sheperdship of late Archbishop Francis as a non-governmental organization (NGO). It was formed in response to a century-long history of widespread human rights abuses and injustices accentuated by the Liberian civil war, which began in December 24,1989. The work of the JPC includes monitoring and reporting on human rights violations in Liberia; provision of legal aid and coordinates the Human Rights Fact-Finding Documentation and Reporting Program. It works concretely for reconciliation in Liberia through its Conflict Resolution and Peace-building program, which include training, workshops, and the promotion of dialogue and tolerance at the local level, by utilizing existing traditional mechanisms where possible.The Former Minister of Public Works, Samuel Kofi Woods, and the former Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Madam Frances Johnson-Morris, were among the many prominent personalities that headed the JPC during the civil war and post-war periods.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
By Shemuel FanfairThe report on the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the deadly Camp Street Prison riots wasPresident David Granger receives a copy of the CoI report from Chairman of the Commission, retired Justice James Patterson on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidencyfinally handed over to President David Granger on Wednesday.This comes one day after the May 31 deadline. At the handing over ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, retired Justice James Patterson, who served as Chairman for the CoI, expressed gratitude at being a part of the Commission and urged the Government to quickly implement the recommendations.“We should proceed along our journey with the hope that those efforts would bear fruit in a timely manner… and I would urge your Excellency with the due diligence that you always deploy, look at the recommendations that we have made. It is hoped that they will be executed in a timely manner because they deserve to be executed,” the retired Justice opined.President Granger thanked the Commissioners for their efforts in executing their tasks.“I am grateful, the Republic and the Ministry of Public Security are grateful to the Commission of Inquiry for doing its work,” he noted. The President described the disturbances at the Camp Street penitentiary as “the worst prison riot” in the history of the country and brushed aside the criticisms the Inquiry has garnered.“I was a little startled by the criticisms of the Commission even before it got started, even before it took evidence… people were asking why a Commission [but] I wanted to find out what happened [and] how it happened,” the Head of State noted, adding that he does not want a recurrence of such an incident.To this end, it was explained that reforms are needed to improve the conditions of the country’s prison system, as many of the nations penitentiaries were built in the nineteenth century, during the reign of Queen Victoria, a former monarch of British Guiana.He further said that the Camp Street Prison will be assessed as it lies in the heart of Georgetown with many schools, residents and business places in the surrounding environs. The President noted that over the last three months, all of the meetings of the National Security Committee, of which he is Chairman, have included prison reform discussions on its agenda.“The National Security Committee (on Wednesday) was in session examining prison reform…we want to make Guyana safe but we want to ensure that person who are put into corrections facilities do not feel that this a lifetime occupation,” he pointed out.Opposition positionOn the other hand, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at a press conference on Wednesday condemned the negotiations with prisoners and noted that the CoI should have looked at other factors.“The Commission of Inquiry should have predated the negotiations. I don’t agree with the Government’s policy with relation to the prisons and the management of prisons,” he noted.The former President also expressed that Government has been found “wanting” on security matters. “Seventeen persons lost their lives there and someone has to bear responsibility, including the Minister,” he posited.President Granger had ordered the inquiry into the events after inmates met with Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Public Security Minister Kemraj Ramjattan. This came after two days of rioting at the Camp Street penitentiary where 17 inmates died after a fire was reportedly started by inmates. The Capital A Block on March 3 was engulfed with many prisoners locked inside.The CoI began on March 8 and was expected to conclude by March 28 but a two-month extension was granted for other witness to testify and to be cross examined. This wrapped up on May 9. However, on April 20, the Guyana Bar Association withdrew, citing time constraints in the cross examination of witnesses.When the witness statements concluded, Commission Counsel Excellence Dazzle noted that witness’ testimonies along with many other materials which the Commission had in its possession would have been used to compile the report. The Commission was able to secure the testimonies of inmates, an ex-inmate, fire officials, Police officials, prison officials, a former prison official, a Pathologist, the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Probation Officer, Chairman of the Parole Board and the Chancellor of the Judiciary.Commissioners Dale Erskine and Merle Mendonca completed the three-member panel.
1 Liverpool put in an excellent performance to beat Barcelona at Wembley Liverpool put in the performance of pre-season on Saturday evening, running riot at Wembley to dispatch Barcelona with ease.Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the first-half, before Javier Mascherano put a Mane cross through his own net early in the second period.With the Spaniard’s failing to deal with the pace of Liverpool’s attack, Divock Origi netted a third moments later to put the result beyond all doubt. Marko Grujic’s wonderful injury time header was the icing of the cake, making it 4-0 on a great day for Liverpool.It was an eye-catching performance from the Reds, and one which showed all the traits of a team coached by Jurgen Klopp, and the win undoubtedly created excitement amongst fans of the Anfield club.Suggestions that they are the best team in the Premier League may be premature, but supporters are right to believe this kind of performance will be enough to overcome Arsenal in the season opener at the Emirates next weekend.talkSPORT collect some of the best reactions to the performance below…
zoomImage Courtesy: Keppel Keppel Offshore & Marine has won a contract to build Singapore’s first dual-fuel bunker tanker, which will be owned and operated by Sinanju Tankers Holdings.The order has been secured by the builder’s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine from Mitsui & Co (Asia Pacific), which has a finance agreement with Sinanju.The tanker is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019. As part of the contract, Sinanju and Mitsui AP have an option to order a second similar tanker, which should be exercised within six months from this contract’s effective date.Sinanju will receive co-funding of up to SGD 2 million (USD 1.5 million) to build the vessel as one of the recipients of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) LNG bunkering pilot programme.“The dual-fuel bunker tanker will be the third vessel to be built by Keppel Singmarine under the MPA LBPP and the seventh dual-fuel vessel built by Keppel O&M, extending our track record in LNG-fuelled vessels. With solutions across the LNG value chain, Keppel O&M is in a strong position to capture opportunities as the industry adopts greener solutions,” Abu Bakar, Managing Director (Gas & Specialised Vessels), Keppel O&M, said.The 7,990 dwt dual-fuel bunker tanker will be the first LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel for Singapore and for Sinanju. Built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, the bunker tanker will deliver marine fuels to ocean-going vessels within local port limits.“Sinanju aims to kick start a green initiative for bunker tankers operating in Singapore; for our vessels to emit less air pollutants while boosting the local use of LNG as a bunker fuel. We will be in good stead when embarking in ship-to-ship LNG bunkering as our next milestone,” Ju Kai Meng, Managing Director of Sinanju Tankers Holdings, said.Keppel O&M recently delivered the world’s first converted Floating Liquefaction (FLNG) vessel Hilli Episeyo, and is currently building two dual-fuel harbor tugs for Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime, two dual-fuel LNG carriers for Stolt-Nielsen Gas B.V., and two dual-fuel containerships for Pasha Hawaii.