first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more


first_img1 Simon Mignolet has no desire to be Liverpool’s hero in the Europa League final despite earning praise from former Reds goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek.The Merseysiders will be aiming to secure a first European triumph since their famous Champions League win over AC Milan in 2005 where, after coming back from 3-0 down, Dudek was the star in the penalty shoot-out.The former Poland international, who replicated Bruce Grobbelaar’s ‘spaghetti legs’ for the penalties, stopped efforts from Andrea Pirlo and Andriy Shevchenko having also denied the Ukrainian with a memorable double-save in extra time.Dudek last week hailed the current Liverpool goalkeeper but Mignolet wants to avoid the spotlight in Basle against defending champions Sevilla on Wednesday.He said: “I know Dudek spoke well about me. I want to thank him for that as he was one of my heroes when I was younger because of what he did in that Champions League final.“One thing I’d like to make clear is that I don’t want to be a hero in the final, I don’t think it’s important for any individual to do that.“Of course people will decide games like any other but what is most important to me is that we win the final. It doesn’t matter in what kind of way.“Winning the final is all important. Being the hero doesn’t make any difference to me.“It can go to extra time and penalties and then of course I would get the chance to help the team and be decisive but hopefully we can win it inside 90 minutes.”Mignolet watched Dudek’s 2005 heroics in the garden of the family home and they have stuck with him ever since.If it does come down to penalties, however, there will be no antics from the straight-laced Belgian.“Dudek didn’t only make great saves in the shoot-out but he made a few before that,” he added.“The final could have been finished before penalties but for his double save from Shevchenko and then he put the strikers off in the shoot-out and delivered for his team.“I’ve seen what Grobbelaar did against Roma too but I don’t think I’ve got the shaky legs!“There is so much pressure on the penalty taker so I suppose anything that puts him off will help.”READ MORE: Jerzy Dudek – Having ‘passionate and enthusiastic’ Jurgen Klopp as manager is a big advantage for Liverpool Simon Mignolet is expected to be in between the sticks for Liverpool in the Europa League final last_img read more


first_imgDuring Peak Hours, Vehicles Could Sell Power to the GridNEWARK, DE — Researchers believe that electric cars may someday feed power to the grid during peak use hours. An East Coast electric utility, PJM Interconnection, is researching the feasibility of bi-directional electric vehicle chargers that let owners of garaged vehicles sell electricity to the grid during hot summer afternoons, when electricity use usually spikes.In theory, a home with net metering and time-of-use billing could recharge a plug-in vehicle cheaply in the middle of the night and sell electricity at a higher rate the following afternoon. A car could even provide emergency power to a house during electricity blackouts.Willet Kempton, a renewable-energy professor at the University of Delaware, is participating in the PJM research project. Kempton drives a Toyota Scion that underwent a $70,000 custom conversion that involved replacing the gasoline engine with electric motors and batteries. The electric car can travel up to 120 miles between charges.Kempton now has a bi-directional charging station at his house. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, “The battery in this new breed of electric car can both give and receive, taking a charge and then, through the same electrical cord, sending some of its stored energy back to a hungry electricity grid, as needed.”Vehicle-to-Grid is “A Game-Changer”PJM Interconnection is not the first utility to test so-called vehicle-to-grid technology. In California, Pacific Gas and Electric has run similar tests on a modified Toyota Prius. Southern California Edison is studying how many electric vehicles would be required to help the utility shave peak electricity use. Utilities are willing to invest significant sums to help lower late afternoon peak loads, since satisfying these usage spikes is technically difficult and costly. According to Edward Kjaer, Southern California Edison’s director of electric transportation, “Energy storage is not only a nexus between these two titans — the energy and auto industries — it’s a game-changer.”PJM recently sponsored an electric-car conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, “Kempton’s car is a research project owned by the University of Delaware. It’s dubbed the MAGICC car — after the initials of the Mid-Atlantic Grid Interactive Cars Consortium, formed to further develop, test and demonstrate the technology. It was a star at the recent summit, ensconced in a big tent in the parking lot. The car was plugged in and sucking juice. Then, a PJM official sent out a signal from a grid computer just a few feet away, and within a second a nearby meter started spinning backward. The car was giving electricity back.”According to the University of Delaware, “Kempton estimates the value for utilities could be up to $4,000 a year for the service, part of which could be paid to drivers.”Using A Car to Power Your HouseAlthough utility executives may not realize it, today’s vehicle-to-grid vision resembles a scheme developed in the 1970s by Jim Cullen, a California inventor and author who lived in the hills of Mendocino County. Cullen promoted the “Wilderness Home Power System,” a collection of hardware allowing an off-grid homeowner to run an extension cord between a parked car and 12-volt wiring in a backwoods cabin. As long as the car was driven daily to keep the vehicle battery charged, a small amount of electricity could be used each night for lighting, radio, and a small television. Cullen’s system was made obsolete in the 1980s by dropping photovoltaic module prices.last_img read more


first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Muntinlupa started hot then sustained its charge to beat the Quezon City Capitals-Royal Manila, 103-87, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta Rajah Cup Tuesday night at the packed Muntinlupa Sports Complex.Pari Llagas starred for the Angelis Resort-backed Cagers as he finished with 21 points and controlled the boards as Muntinlupa posted its fourth straight win and became the first team to beat QC in the tournament put up by Sen. Manny Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES NSA support for Vargas snowballs as court-ordered poll draws near John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Muntinlupa forged a tie for second to third places with its victim at 4-1.In the first game, the Bataan Defenders-Bai Shipping spoiled the coaching debut of Jerry Codinera with the Imus Bandera-GLC Truck and Equipment, winning 91-87, in the battle between two winless squads.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Defenders got a big lift from Al Carlos, who finished with 22 points, and Gary David with 20 points.Former PBA chair Lito Alvarez, team owner of the Cagers, was elated by the turnout. “The atmosphere is really different if there’s home court, the venues are always full,” said Alvarez. IED blast rocks Bilibid’s Quadrant IV PLAY LIST 01:50IED blast rocks Bilibid’s Quadrant IV00:50Trending Articles01:398 drug convicts, including pastor, linked in ‘hospital pass’ scheme01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more


first_img Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 30, 2019, 3:56 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The 116th match of PKL 2019 Season 7 will see U Mumba fight against Tamil Thalaivas on Monday, September 30. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba will be played at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana. U Mumba, who are sixth on PKL 2019 standings, will look to go higher on the points table with a win over Tamil Thalaivas. Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, who are out of the playoff race, will try to give their best shot in the upcoming encounter. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 match Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm.The Haryana leg of PKL 2019 Season 7 has started on Saturday. On Monday, the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 has two games lined-up. The first match will see a face-off between table toppers Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors at 7:30 pm, followed by Tamil Thalaivas face the Mumbai challenge. Tamil Thalaivas, who are winless for their past 13 matches, will seek to end their streak in their upcoming outing. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba start?The 116th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The match between Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba will be played at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. last_img read more


first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is condemning a massive suicide explosion in Kabul that killed 90 and wounded hundreds of people inside the city’s so-called diplomatic zone.The truck bomb caused serious damage in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, including to the first floor of the Canadian embassy.Freeland says all embassy employees are safe.The area is home to most of the foreign embassies in the city, as well as several major government institutions, including the presidential palace.Freeland is praising Canadian diplomats and staff for their courage and resolve in the face of what she calls a cowardly attack.She says Afghanistan can continue to rely on Canadian support.“Our thoughts are with the front-line workers who are responding to the traumatic scene and we grieve with the families affected,” she said in a statement.“The timing of this cowardly attack during the holy month of Ramadan was deliberate and intended to target civilians and foreign service workers from some of our closest allies.”She said Canada will continue to work with allies to “prevent violent extremism and to bring perpetrators of such violence to justice.”The bomb exploded during the morning rush hour in one of the worst attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan in 2014.Most of the casualties were civilians, including women and children, the Afghan government said.Nine Afghan security guards at the American embassy were among the dead.last_img read more


first_img(One of the 40 Nunavut foster children seen in October currently living in an Ottawa group home despite being wards of Nunavut. Jason Leroux/APTN photo.)Kenneth Jackson APTN National NewsNunavut foster children shipped to group homes in Ottawa have been without a social worker in the city for nearly eight months, APTN National News has learned.That’s because Nunavut didn’t renew the contract it had with an Ottawa-based child welfare services firm it had been using since 2013.J Mark Consultants provided, in part, support to the children if they had a problem at the group home and could respond in person.But when the contract with J Mark Consultants expired March 31 Nunavut had no one in place to cover the workload on the ground and still doesn’t.But the firm didn’t just handle the 40 Inuit children currently placed in Ottawa but also 25 more in Edmonton, Red Deer and Winnipeg.When the service was in place, if the child had a problem they could call the contracted social workers, but now have had to telephone someone in Nunavut said a spokesperson with the department of Family Services in Iqaluit.“Each client has a case manager in their home community who has been following their cases,” said a spokesperson who asked all quotes be attributed to the department. “There is oversight by the case manager in the client’s home community who is reviewing reports, talking to the client, etc.”A spokesperson also said Nunavut-based social workers have been making “site visits” to the children living out of territory.Since April 1, the spokesperson said 47 visits have taken place.In depth: Nunavut child pipeline: The story of how the northern territory shipped an Inuk boy far from homeThe children are forced to live in facilities outside of their home communities because they have medical or special needs Nunavut can’t provide. The territory spends about $9 million annually to cover the costs, with about 80 per cent of that going to group homes.APTN learned Nunavut made the decision not renew the contract in October 2015 telling the owner of J Mark Consultants it intended to hire two permanent “client liaison officers”.A spokesperson for Family Services said it has “taken longer than expected” to hire the officers. Nunavut hopes to by the end of the year.Once hired, the officers are supposed to be responsible for ensuring the children are receiving proper care in group homes, which Nunavut said they’ve found a number of “issues” with.Essentially, they’ll act as the eyes and ears of the children thousands of kilometres from home.The owner of J Mark Consultants said he understood the decision to hire permanent social workers but was baffled when two of his staff were approached by Nunavut earlier this year to work on a contract basis.“They had made attempts to secure my employees as private contractors,” said Mark Arnold.Arnold didn’t want to comment further.See also: Nunavut family services minister can’t say how his department monitors out of territory foster careAPTN learned staff worked on a part-time basis but each child had their cellphone numbers and could reach them at any hour. There was one employee to cover Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.Prior to 2013, it’s believed Nunavut had no one on the ground for children sent out of territory, which it had been doing for years.Issues with the practice came to light in 2011 when the Auditor General of Canada reviewed Nunavut’s department of Family Services.The auditor general looked at files belonging to 57 children who were out of territory at the time. Nearly a third were in group homes. Nunavut could only provide evidence of a group home having a license in two of eight files reviewed.Five of seven files also uncovered Nunavut was not meeting with the children at least once a year, which is required by the Child and Family Services Act.The auditor general did a follow up in 2013 and found visiting the children improved but “serious gaps in key child protection standards compliance remain” as annual reviews of foster placements were completed 13 per cent of the time and 29 per cent of facility licenses had been reviewed.Since then it appears problems have continued.Nunavut’s child advocate Sherry McNeil-Mulak told APTN last week in the last year her office has responded to seven cases involving children placed in group homes out of the territory.“We have observed a lack of culturally appropriate care, a lack of assessments, a lack of coordinated care and communication amongst service providers and families,” said McNeil-Mulak.She said the cases have shown there is no general plan in place when the kids are first placed in the home, or when for when they get to leave.“We have also noticed that young people are often not included in these big decisions about their lives,” she said. “They are often treated as passive bystanders, rather than active participants.”McNeil-Mulak said the government should be looking for ways to bring the kids home.“The Government of Nunavut should actively explore viable options to provide a more diverse range of care options to young people in their home territory,” she said. “It is clearly in the best interest of the majority of young Nunavummiut.”kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more