Rose Hall Canje march into New Amsterdam-Canje final

first_img2019 BCB Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls…ꟷ RH Tigers reach Lower Corentyne semisThe packed Berbice 2019 cricket season continued last weekend with several important matches being completed despite heavy rainfall, which affected some games.The winning Rose Hall Canje teamThe Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is aiming to complete all of the tournaments it started in 2019, including the Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sports-sponsored 100 Balls Tournament by the end of December. The tournament, which involves over 80 cricket teams, is being played in four different zones. The champions from these four different tournaments would then go on to play each other to decide the overall Berbice Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls winners. The four zones are West Berbice, New Amsterdam-Canje, Lower-Central Corentyne and Upper Corentyne. Playing at the Area H Ground, Rose Hall Tigers, consisting of mostly veteran Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) members, defeated Tamarind Root to become the first team from Lower Corentyne to reach the semi-finals of that zone. Tamarind Root were dismissed for 96 off 18.2 overs, with S Jugister (18); Dillip Rangasammy (15) and David Prahalad (16) being the principal scorers. Jamal Jarvis, Khemraj Mahadeo, and Therbuwan Jagdeo took two wickets for 8, 15 and 20 runs apiece respectively for RHT Tigers. In reply, the home team raced to 99 for 3 as former Guyana Under-19 player Balchand Baldeo scored 48 not out and Delbert Hicks, 15 not out. The batsmen dismissed were Mark Papannah (12); Rondalph Lewis (0) and Jamal Jarvis (4). D Looknauth took 2 for 20 in a losing cause. RHT Tigers will play the winners of the Albion versus Fyrish quarter-final in the lone semi-final match while the winners of the RHT Bakewell and Chesney game will advance to the final after drawing a bye.Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club continued their remarkable progress in Berbice cricket by advancing to the final of the New Amsterdam-Canje Zone by defeating Police in the quarterfinals and then upsetting favourites Young Warriors CC in the semi-finals. On Saturday, they defeated Police by 103 runs. Batting first, they amassed 238 for 7 from their 100 balls with Moonsammy Verasammy hitting a majestic 126 not out while Jermone Henry (35) offered support. K Amsterdam took 2 for 20 for Police, who in reply reached 135 for 8. Amsterdam returned with the bat to score 35. Left-arm spinner Mark Sampson took six wickets for 20 and Balram Samaroo 2 for 18.On Sunday, Rose Hall Canje restricted Young Warriors Cricket Club (YWCC) to 85 for 6 off their 100 balls, with Mortimer Fraser, Sanjay Khan and A Khan being the top scorers as Mark Sampson (2 for 12) and Raymond Vankenie (2 for 18) bowled well for the home team. Needing to score 86 runs to book a place in the final, RH Canje reached 86 for 3 in 13.2 overs. Michael Campbelle blasted a quick-fire 32 while J Henry was unbeaten on 30 as was skipper Ameer Rahaman on 11 not out. Kassim Khan and Anil Beharry took a wicket each for 7 and 17 respectively for YWCC.Young Warriors had reached the semi-finals by getting past Betsy Ground by 76 runs at the Cumberland Ground on Saturday. They scored 152 for 4 from 100 balls with Trevon Stanislaus (76 – including eight boundaries and four sixes) and Suresh Dhanai (32 not out – including three boundaries and two sixes), leading the way. Kishan Gangaram took 2 wickets for 24 runs for Betsy Ground. Betsy Ground, in reply, were bundled out for a meagre 76 with only Y Jugister (12) and Gangaram (12) reaching double figures as Stanislaus, Sanjay Khan and Kassim Khan took two wickets apiece. East Bank Blazers have already reached the semi-finals and will play the winners of Flying Star v Guymine CC scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019.last_img read more

Sasol’s synthetic fuels go global

first_img16 March 2007South African petrochemicals group Sasol is taking its synthetic fuel technology global. With gas-to-liquid ventures up and running in Qatar and approaching fruition in Nigeria, the company is pursuing major coal-to-fuel opportunities in China, India and the United States.Sasol, the world’s biggest producer of liquid fuel from coal, was the first company – way back in 1955 – to commercialise the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal to liquid fuel and chemicals. More recently, it started converting natural gas piped to South Africa from Mozambique, using a new technology based on the Fischer-Tropsch method.Sasol’s plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga produces around 150 000 barrels of synthetic fuel a day, providing about 28% of South Africa’s annual fuel needs. It is the only commercial coal-to-liquid plant in the world – but that could change by as early as 2012.Gas-to-liquid joint venturesThe company’s gas-to-liquid plant in Qatar – a joint venture with Chevron in partnership with Qatar Petroleum – started producing the world’s first commercial supplies of gas-derived fuel outside South Africa in 2006.According to Business Report, a second Sasol Chevron plant, in Nigeria – in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company – is expected to start operating in 2009, and the joint venture partners are also conducting a feasibility study for a gas-to-liquids facility in Western Australia.Coal-to-liquid prospectsOn the coal-to-liquid front, according to Business Report, Sasol has started feasibility studies for two plants in China which would produce a combined 160 000 barrels of fuel a day and could be in operation by as early as 2012.The group is also eyeing coal-to-liquid opportunities in the three US states of Montana, Illinois and Wyoming, the newspaper reported last week, and has identified coal deposits in India that could support a coal-to-liquid plant.“All three countries are engaged in discussions with Sasol, at different stages of advancement, with a view to developing coal-to-liquid plants that will lessen their dependence on oil imports,” Sasol chief executive Pat Davies said in the group’s 2006 annual report, released in November.Sasol’s benchmark for an international coal-to-liquid plant, according to Business Report, is 80 000 barrels a day, requiring about 60 000 tons of coal a day and costing between US$5-billion and $7-billion to build.With such high costs involved, Sasol is looking to the respective governments to provide suitable incentives, including loan guarantees, to make it possible for the company to secure finance for the plants.Davies said in his annual report that Sasol was “very upbeat” about the prospects for the two planned plants in China.He said the group foresaw “a rebirth in coal utilisation in some of the world’s coal-rich regions. This case is particularly strong in those countries that have insufficient or no oil reserves, such as Australia, India, China and the US.”China, the US and India together hold a large part of the world’s coal reserves. According to Business Report, China’s reserves are estimated at one trillion tons, while Montana, Illinois and Wyoming together account for some 267-billion tons, about 56% of total US reserves.Davies has said that processing just 10% of China’s coal reserves could produce as much liquid fuel equivalent as that produced from the world’s proven oil reserves.And the world’s gas reserves, he said in his 2006 report, were estimated to have an oil equivalent of at least a trillion barrels, which “could meet human needs for at least another 60 years.” reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Writing Helper Brings Editing Collaboration to WordPress

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Publishing Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img dan rowinski Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As professional bloggers will tell you, the collaboration and archival process for editing posts is one of the most onerous parts of the job. Hey, writing is the easy part! WordPress announced today that it is unveiling a set of new features to its platform called Writing Helper that should make the editorial process easier.Writing Helper is a box that sits under the “Add a Post” screen and adds new features to the WordPress platform. The most interesting is the “Request Feedback” tool that allows users to share posts before they are published by emailing a collaborator a private link to the draft. Their comments will be seen in the post editor for easy reference. The other feature to the Writing Helper is the “Copy A Post” that allows a writer to use a previous post as a base for a new post, importing title, tags, content and categories to help save time. For instance, yesterday we wrote about Sony’s Playstation Network hack bringing down the platform. Later in the day Sony updated the status saying that the personal data on 70 million accounts was compromised. Same story, two posts that shows a good example of how the Writing Helper could have been beneficial.WordPress is an intuitive content management system, and a lot of writers swear by it as the only platform they care to use. These features, while interesting, should probably have been integrated a while ago. Copy A Post is a minor feature and useful for developing breaking stories that necessitate continuous updates with new posts. Request Feedback will make WordPress pre-publish sharing simpler, and having inline notes within the editor should be a basic feature to any CMS.WordPress has been experimenting with other features to help writers, such as “distraction free blogging,” a full-screen template that removes all other apps from the editor so you can focus on writing. As an ecosystem, WordPress also has thousands of plug-ins that can give a writer just about any functionality they may desire.WordPress skills are one of the most sought after by employers, according to Elance, a freelance job auctioning service. So, put down your nunchuks and bow and arrow and get back to the keyboard.last_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James will face Grimbsy

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard: Hudson-Odoi, James will face Grimbsyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first-team return in the League Cup on Wednesday against Grimsby Town.This follows his recovery from an Achilles injury.The England international was forced off during the draw against Burnley in April and underwent successful surgery days later. The winger will feature alongside Reece James, who is yet to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea’s senior side following a season on loan at Wigan.Asked about the duo, manager Frank Lampard told Chelsea’s official website: “They’ll be involved on Wednesday night.”We need to look at players that haven’t been playing so much. We will pay Grimsby due to respect but it certainly is minutes for certain players that haven’t been there.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

England France hammer minnows Cristiano Ronaldo shines for Portugal

first_imgLondon: England and Portugal both scored five goals while France scored three as they overcame lowly-ranked Kosovo, Andorra and Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday. Captain Cristiano Ronaldo, making his 160th international appearance, scored four as Portugal won 5-1 in Vilnius and strengthened their position in Group B after a sluggish start. For Ronaldo it was a second hat-trick in three internationals. The victory over Lithuania, 130th in the world rankings, kept brought Portugal five points behind Ukraine at the top of Group B. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPortugal, who opened the group with home draws against Ukraine and Serbia, started their recovery with a victory in Belgrade on Saturday. They have a game in hand on all the other teams in the group. “We were better, we are better, and we won because of it,” said Fernando Santos, the Portugal coach. “We kept the pace after the win at Serbia, otherwise this triumph would make no sense, and we are closer.” Ronaldo’s first goal was a penalty. The second, with the scores level after an hour, was a scuffed low shot from outside the penalty area which took a couple of stranges bounces off the artificial turf before it was parried into the air by the diving Ernestas Setkus. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe dropping ball hit the back of the goalie’s head before rolling in. The third was a clinical volley from close range. The fourth was a low shot into the corner. Vytautas Andriuskevicius scored the hosts’ only goal before William Carvalho added a fifth for the reigning champions at the end. Serbia beat Luxembourg 3-1, as Aleksandar Mitrovic netted twice, to solidify their grasp on third place. They are a point behind Portugal. In Southampton, Gareth Southgate’s England side trailed early on to Kosovo, ranked 120th in the world, when Valon Berisha scored after 34 seconds. England replied with a first-half goal binge that ended with Jadon Sancho scoring twice to make it 5-1 at the break. The visitors claimed two back in the second half, including a second for Lazio midfielder Berisha, but the 5-3 victory put England three points clear in Group A, ahead of the second-placed Czech Republic, who beat Montenegro 3-0. “A bizarre game,” said Southgate. “The outstanding parts of our play were obvious. The errors were obvious.” In Paris, the world champions made light work of beating 136-ranked Andorra 3-0. It was Les Bleus’ 100th match at the Stade de France. Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty for his country for the second game running but Kinglsey Coman, Clement Lenglet, with his first on the international goal, and Wissam Ben Yedder clinched three points. “It is really annoying. I’ll just need to keep working. You can’t be on top of your game all the time,” Griezmann said. Coman also scored two against Albania on Saturday. “It has been a very good week. It has gone well personally and collectively,” Coman told television station TF1. Cenk Tosun scored twice as the Turks beat Moldova with ease in a 4-0 victory in Chisinau. But Iceland, who had been level with the top two, suffered a blow as they lost 4-2 in Albania.last_img read more

How long can it go Resilient economy enters 2019 with signs of

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian economy entered 2018 on an unexpectedly impressive run. The country begins 2019 on a healthy note but signs of weakness have raised a key question: how long until the good times come to an end?Through much of 2018, Canada’s unemployment rate hovered near a 40-year low and job-creation remained strong as the evidence pointed to an economy going at close to full tilt.The handoff was a good one, too — the country had posted three-per-cent growth for all of 2017, largely thanks to strong household spending. We’ll have to wait a little for the final numbers but forecasters say 2018 has likely delivered still-sturdy growth of about two per cent.But as 2019 approaches, there are worries the solid economic expansion is starting to show its age.Last month, the federal government’s fall economic statement projected two-per-cent growth again for 2019, but many predict the number will likely come in lower following a recent drop in oil prices.In addition to the pullback in crude prices, experts point to jitters in the financial markets, predictions the American economy — a key contributor to Canadian growth — will start to cool off and the United Kingdom’s difficult divorce from the European Union, which could ripple across the global economy. There’s also potential for an even bigger threat: an escalation of the trade war between Washington and Beijing.On trade, Canada made it through a year filled with significant uncertainty, including the difficult negotiation and signing of an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement.Many of the trade unknowns, however, will carry over into the new year. The road to NAFTA 2.0’s ratification could bring more drama, punishing American steel and aluminum tariffs remain in place and the clash of superpowers between Canada’s two biggest trading partners continues to play out.“There are always reflections around the cyclical downturns that happen and, as I’ve said, the impacts of a trade war between China and the United States could have significant impacts on the global economy — negative impacts on the global economy,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.“We have to make sure that we are prepared for rough waters if we encounter them.“In Canada, potential trouble spots include the combination of high household debt, rising interest rates and slowing wage growth that’s been “terrible” for about half a year following a good pickup early in 2018, says Matt Stewart, director of economics for The Conference Board of Canada.Higher interest rates, Stewart added, have delivered a hit to household spending, which has been the primary driver of Canada’s good economic fortunes.“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a recession,” Stewart said. “As of yet, I think most of the news is still positive, but there is a growing amount of risks.”With overburdened consumers expected to take a breather, business investment is seen as the next critical source of growth. But Stewart said the transition has yet to materialize because investment has underperformed, likely due to competitiveness concerns. Businesses aren’t sure whether Canada’s the best place to put their money.In an effort to boost investment, Ottawa announced billions of dollars worth of corporate tax incentives in its fall statement. Taxpayers will have to wait and see if the federal changes will be enough to encourage more companies to invest in Canada.Craig Alexander, chief economist of Deloitte, said the economy will continue to have healthy growth in 2019, but notes it’s due for some moderation.“We are in the late stages of a business cycle,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that a recession is around the corner, but we need to recognize that we’re 10 years into an economic recovery, expansion. Business cycles are typically eight to 10 years long.”Alexander added markets are probably overreacting to the possibility that another downturn could be almost upon us. He thinks the more likely case is that growth will continue to slow.The economy’s evolution will have different impacts depending where one lives, he added.For example, the energy sector faces big challenges.Part of it comes from the recent plunge in oil prices, but there’s also been an extra discount on the price of western Canadian crude caused by transportation bottlenecks out of the Alberta oilpatch.“This is sad news for Alberta,” Alexander said. “They’ve only barely recovered from the last recession.”Ottawa offered assistance this month in the form of a $1.6-billion aid package to support oil and gas companies.Alberta, however, wants federal help to move its oil to new markets.Ontario’s industrial sector will also face a big hurdle in 2019. General Motors has announced plans to shutter its plant in Oshawa later in the year, which will put 2,500 people out of work and inflict economic pain on the region.Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter said Canada already took a small step back in 2018 — and he expects growth to slow further.“Just looking at financial markets there’s obviously a lot of concern that we are getting to a late stage of the (economic) cycle,” Porter said. “We don’t believe that recession risks are especially high at this point, but we do think the North American economy will cool in 2019.”—Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterAndy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Eleven candidates running for Peace River North School Board

first_imgThe municipal election will take place on October 20, 2018, with the first advanced voting opportunity happening on October 10. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eleven candidates are running for the position of trustee with School District 60.The school district is broken up into five different zones with each zone being represented by one trustee except for zone five which is represented by three.  Five candidates are looking to fill the three seats in zone five and they include incumbents Erin Evans, Bill Snow and Darrell Pasichnyk along with Helen Gilbert, Jeff Richert.In zone one, Madeleine Lehmann will run against Melanie Edwards and David Christie will look to get more votes than David Scott-Moncrieff in zone two.  In zone three and four candidates, Nicole Gilliss and incumbent Ida Campbell will be voted in by acclamation.last_img read more

Rose Prairie family home burns down GoFundMe set up

first_imgThe goal for the Fundraiser is set at $10,000 and they are close to reaching their goal.To view the GoFundMe CLICK HERE ROSE PRAIRIE, B.C. – Mid December the home of Jake and Brianne Dyksterhuis burnt down, causing them to lose the contents and their family vehicle.December 14th at 1 am the Dyksterhuis’s woke up to find their house was on fire, ‘there was only enough time to grab their daughter who was still sleeping in their bedroom and jump out the window in their night clothes’, states the GoFundMe page set up to help assist the family.As a young family with a nine-month-old daughter and another child due in the spring, a GoFundMe account was created to alleviate some of the financial burdens that come with losing everything.last_img

Province provides 3 million in funding to students for new trades equipment

first_imgNorthern Lights College President, Bryn Kulmatycki, says providing state-of-the-art equipment ensures that students have the proper tools in order to succeed in trades.“Northern Lights College’s trades and apprenticeship programs help students build the skills to become the highly trained workers industry needs. State-of-the-art equipment ensures we’re giving our students the tools to succeed and take advantage of an incredible amount of opportunity in the North.”The $3 million in equipment builds on the $5.4 million that was provided to 15 post-secondary institutions for trades and technology equipment in 2017. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Province has provided $3 million in funding to students in Northern B.C. for the purchase of new trades equipment.According to the Government, new trades equipment will help set up students with the skills they need for rewarding careers.19 schools across B.C., including Northern Lights College, have each received $160,000 to buy up-to-date equipment for trades and technology programs.last_img read more