England bowl out Ireland for 38 to seal victory

first_imgIreland’s dream of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in the history of test cricket by beating England at Lord’s was shattered as they collapsed to 38 all out to lose by 143 runs on Friday.On a murky morning, Ireland made a dream start when Stuart Thompson ended England’s second innings on 303 with the first ball of the day, clean bowling Olly Stone to leave themselves two days to knock off 182 runs.After a rain delay they began the chase in encouraging fashion, reaching 11 without loss, but the wheels fell off in spectacular fashion as they posted the lowest ever test total at Lord’s, capitulating in 15.4 overs.Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad took cruel advantage of optimum bowling conditions to take all the wickets.Woakes put Ireland out of their misery, knocking back Tim Murtagh’s leg stump to finish with the spectacular figures of six wickets for 17 with Broad taking four for 19.It was a sad end to what had been a fantastic effort by William Porterfield’s gallant side in only Ireland’s third test match and first against England.They had bowled England out for 85 before lunch on the opening day of the four-day test on Wednesday and forced another collapse in the home ranks in sweltering heat on Thursday to set themselves up for an unlikely first test victory.In the end, however, the class of Broad and Woakes proved too much as England successfully defended their lowest total since 1998 in Melbourne and their lowest ever at Lord’s.Ireland at least avoided the ignominy of breaking the record for the lowest test score which is still held by New Zealand who were skittled for 26 against England in 1955.“We put ourselves in a position to win the game — that’s why we’re so gutted up there,” Porterfield, whose dismissal signalled the start of the collapse, said.“We knew it was going to be tough with the lights on and drizzle in the air. But we had to dig deep and get through that. Fair play to the two lads to how they bowled — they made it difficult.”England’s left-arm spinner Jack Leach was named man of the match for his 92 in England’s second innings as a nightwatchman.last_img read more

Troubles of City Hall

first_imgDear Editor,Hearing the incessant cries that more money is needed, emanating from the Georgetown Municipality, one wonders if they would ever be satisfied with whatever revenue they receive. It is a totally bankrupt institution which has racked up debt and credit everywhere.They cried out for a container tax, and even though they are not entitled to it, the shipping companies give them millions and millions of dollars extra revenue each month.They earn a considerable amount of revenue from the Abattoir, yet, for over ten years, they are still to acquire a stun gun to humanely slaughter animals.They earn millions of dollars each month from the municipal markets, yet these markets must be the most rat-infested, dirty, unsecure, dark, unsafe markets in the world.They are now charging separately for refuse collection, which is double taxation, as property rates also cater for refuse collection; yet Georgetown is a garbage city, with a few old garbage trucks barely crawling around town.There is a black hole at City Hall that can never be filled.Just look at the Kitty Market. What has happened to the grandiose and fanciful ideas of the Town Clerk, who last promised to have it completed and opened to vendors by mid-July 2017; who said that they had received more than 170 applications from citizens who wish to set up new stalls in the market’s ground floor; and that it would feature a traditional health centre, an office for rates and taxes, and even space for the community councillor.I hope their plan is not for the central Government to bail them out and complete that structure, or to step in and take over that market. The limited repairs done so far are riddled with faults.Sincerely,Shanta Singhlast_img read more

Okaka’s Watford brace deepens Everton gloom

first_imgIt was Watford’s first win over Everton since a 2-1 success in March 1987 and took them above the Merseyside club in the table, putting them level on points with Manchester United.Everton have gone five games without a win and now face a daunting pair of home games against Arsenal and derby rivals Liverpool before a trip to champions Leicester City.Everton received a blow this week with the news close-season signing Yannick Bolasie is likely to miss the rest of the campaign due to a serious knee injury.Gerard Deulofeu took over from the former Crystal Palace winger at Vicarage Road and drew an unorthodox, volleyball-style save from Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes with a teasing early cross.Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice in his side’s 3-2 defeat by Watford in the English Premier League on December 10, 2016 © AFP / Ian KINGTONThe hosts seemed to be building up a head of steam, with Ramiro Funes Mori obliged to slide in and prevent Okaka reaching Etienne Capoue’s low cross, when Everton took a 17th-minute lead.Gareth Barry did not even need to look up to know where Lukaku would be running, hoisting a first-time pass over the Watford defence for the Belgium striker to finish past Gomes.Okaka’s first attempt at an equaliser lacked the pace or placement to trouble Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, but his second effort was a gem.Nordin Amrabat curled a cross into the box from the right and Okaka — signed from Anderlecht in August — stole in front of his marker before pirouetting to flick a graceful back-heel volley home from six yards.Watford might have gone ahead before half-time, but Troy Deeney miscued after ghosting in to meet Adlene Guedioura’s deep cross.The second goal would not elude them for long, however, as Jose Holebas bent a free-kick into the box from the left in the 59th minute and Prodl charged in to plant a header past Stekelenburg.Within five minutes it was 3-1. Stekelenburg produced a finger-tip save to keep out Miguel Britos’s header, but from the resulting corner Holebas picked out Okaka to glance in his second goal.Koeman sent on Ross Barkley, Enner Valencia and Aaron Lennon and the latter’s left-wing cross allowed Lukaku to reduce the arrears with a close-range header four minutes from time.But Watford held on, a stoppage-time Barkley free-kick the only meaningful effort Gomes had to save.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Watford striker Stefano Okaka celebrates after scoring against Everton in the Premier League on December 10, 2016. © AFP / Ian KINGTONWATFORD, United Kingdom, Dec 10 – Italian striker Stefano Okaka’s first two Watford goals inspired a 3-2 comeback win over Everton on Saturday, leaving Ronald Koeman’s side with one win in 10 Premier League games.Romelu Lukaku scored twice for Everton, bookending the scoring, but Okaka’s double — the first a brilliant flick — and a Sebastian Prodl header earned Walter Mazzarri’s men victory.last_img read more


first_imgThe roadsigns diverting traffic away from Milford which have left traders outraged.Business owners in Milford are fuming after bungling council officials left a barrage of road-signs diverting traffic away from the town.The signage, which is located at the LIDL supermarket junction, diverts traffic to the Harry Blaney Bridge out of the town.The signage gave no indication that people could still continue on and carry about their business or visit Milford. The barrage of road-signs diverting traffic away from Milford.Traders are furious at the loss of visitors into the town and are blaming Donegal County Council for the calamity.And even worse is the fact that the diversion signs are due to remain in place until August 15th.A number of local businesses contacted the council yesterday at 2pm but are still awaiting a reply.John McAteer, editor and co-owner of the Milford-based Tirconail Tribune newspaper, said people are fuming locally. “This is nothing short of a shambles and the council need to rectify this as soon as possible.“People coming into the town, either locals or strangers, had no idea they could continue into Milford as it was not affected by the diversion.“Business owners are understandably outraged by this mix-up. It’s difficult enough for small traders to make a living in today’s tough economic climate without the council adding to their woes with this kind of incompetency,” he said.  FURY AMONGST BUSINESSES AS COUNCIL ROADSIGNS BYPASS MILFORD! was last modified: August 8th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Donegal County CouncilFuryMilfordroadsignstraderslast_img read more

Fire crews extinguish 224-acre Joshua Tree blaze sparked by lightning

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK – Fire crews overcame steep terrain and erratic winds in the Mojave Desert on Saturday to fully contain a small blaze that was sparked by lightning. About 200 firefighters worked to surround the fire covering about 224 acres, or just over a third of a square mile, said San Bernardino National Forest spokeswoman Robin Prince. Crews set a backfire to burn out brush along one flank to prevent flames from jumping out of the park and heading toward homes, Prince said. The fire was among a half-dozen started by lightning Thursday in wilderness areas of inland Southern California, where naturally occurring wildfires have scorched vast areas this month. The other new fires went out. Elsewhere, the Heart-Millard complex of fires, which had burned 24,695 acres, or about 38 square miles, was 63 percent contained, Prince said. For nearly a week it has remained stalled eight miles southwest of communities in the San Bernardino Mountains. No expected full containment date was set, Prince said.last_img read more

Whittier Boulevard project nearing completion

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Work is just now wrapping on on Montebello’s Whittier Boulevard revitalization project, which disrupted traffic, inconvenienced shoppers and nearly put a few small shop owners out of business. This weekend, the city will hold a celebration marking the end of construction on the $10 million project. But some local business owners say they are just now recovering from the dusty construction, which closed streets and kept customers away. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hamilton 0-1 Motherwell: Steelmen break winless derby run

first_imgHamilton’s Dougie Imrie had a clear sight of goal just after the half-hour mark, when Keith Lasley’s sliding interception inadvertently set him up, but he curled wide from 16 yards.Kurtaj failed to make the most of a hat-trick of chances but Motherwell were also creating opportunities. Stephen Pearson forced McGovern into a good diving save and Steven Hammell and McDonald were also denied before Moult shot wide from 18 yards.Motherwell came closer when McDonald stabbed against the post from close range after running on to Johnson’s deflected shot, just before the long-awaited goal came.McDonald’s header was blocked following Hammell’s corner and Laing lashed the ball into the roof of the net from inside the six-yard box.Motherwell remained on top after the interval. Johnson looped a header over and Moult almost got McDonald away, before the Australian shot into the side net after good wing play from Johnson.Hamilton livened up after Eamonn Brophy came on but Motherwell defended well and pressed their opponents in possession.Motherwell had a great chance to double their lead after Chris Cadden went down under McGovern’s challenge with referee Kevin Clancy ruling the goalkeeper had not got the ball.There was a significant delay as Clancy spoke to McGhee and Hamilton kit man Danny Cunning following a touchline clash – the latter had been sent to the stand during the game when Jutkiewicz scored.McGovern threw himself to his right to touch Moult’s effort wide but the miss proved inconsequential as Motherwell saw out the game comfortably. Louis Laing scored Motherwell’s first goal at New Douglas Park for seven years to earn his side a 1-0 Lanarkshire derby victory over Hamilton.Laing finished emphatically from close range after a 45th-minute corner as Motherwell moved up to seventh in the Ladbrokes Premiership, one point off the top six and seven above the play-off spot.Motherwell striker Louis Moult had an 81st-minute penalty saved during a comfortable second half for the visitors.Laing’s goal was Motherwell’s first at the venue since Lukas Jutkiewicz hit a late equaliser in November 2009, six months after their previous win in Hamilton, when Mark McGhee was in his first spell as Fir Park manager. They had failed to score in seven visits, including a Scottish Cup defeat by Albion Rovers, but made a confident start.Hamilton had three players booked in the opening 10 minutes, Ziggy Gordon for pulling back Marvin Johnson and both Antons Kurakins and Gramoz Kurtaj for reckless challenges on Moult.Scott McDonald curled just wide from 25 yards with one of the resulting free-kicks as Motherwell enjoyed the better of the opening stages.The visitors were getting in behind Hamilton with some good moves down the right but were not testing Michael McGovern and Accies came close when Michael Devlin headed against the post following a corner.last_img read more

Finn Harps win promotion

first_imgFinn Harps are celebrating promotion to the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division after an impressive 2-0 in Limerick on Friday night.Ollie Horgan’s side won the promotion-relegation play-off 3-0 on aggregate.Mark Timlin and Nathan Boyle scored the Harps goals on a night which saw Paddy McCourt play his final game in senior football. His swansong was cut short by an injury early in the first half.Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan spoke with Colly O’Donnell after the game.Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Finn-Harps-Ollie-Horgan-02112018.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

LinkWithin: A Prettier and Smarter Way to Feature Related Stories on Your Blog

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Most blogging platforms now feature a number of third-party plugins that can display a list of related stories on your blog, or even on other blogs on the Internet. Typically, these plugins will look at how a story was tagged and then display a short list of similar stories that use the same keywords. LinkWithin is the newest contender in this market. The plugin looks at tags, but it also analyzes other factors like relevancy, popularity, and recency. Unlike similar plugins, however, LinkWithin doesn’t just display a list of headlines underneath each post, but also a thumbnail with a picture from each post, which makes it far more attractive than most of its competitors.The plugin is available for WordPress, Typepad, and Blogger, though LinkWithin will also provide you with a code snippet that you can use on other blogging platforms. We assume that LinkWithin does some semantic analysis in the background in order to arrive at its list of related stories, though we weren’t able to track down any details.In testing LinkWithin on our own WordPress blog, the suggested posts were always spot-on, but obviously, your mileage may vary. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Few CaveatsBecause LinkWithin does most of the computing on its own servers, it can take a little while before its results appear on your blog (usually around one hour). The plugin also doesn’t play nice with every theme, though the team promises to fix any problem you might encounter within a few hours after you contact them.VerdictLinkWithin is still a bit rough around the edges. It would be great, for example, if you could actually customize how the related items are displayed on your blog. For now, you are restricted to showing three related stories, for example, and the related stories will appear on both your homepage and on individual posts. If you are looking for a different way to showcase more of your blogposts on your blog, however, LinkWithin is definitely worth a try. Thanks to Marjolein Hoekstra (@cleverclogs) for telling us about this new service. Tags:#news#web frederic lardinoislast_img read more

Hubble Captures a Dying Star – U Camelopardalis – Taking Its Last Breath

first_imgThe star U Camelopardalis is about to die, and NASA’s Hubble telescope has captured a stunning image of one of its last gasps. It’s a rare kind of star composed of more carbon than oxygen, giving it low surface gravity compared to other stars. Consequently, U Cam releases bubbles of gas every few thousand years – a blink of an eye in stellar terms – as its core begins to fuse. NASA predicts the star has only a few hundred years left before it collapses. See the full-size image on NASA.gov. jon mitchell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Tags:#space#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img