SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) – Australia continued its recovery from losing the Ashes to England by winning the first match of their one-day international series by 59 runs yesterday.Matthew Wade’s bustling batting proved decisive for Australia at the Rose Bowl. Wade and Mitch Marsh’s unbroken 112-run stand for the seventh wicket kept Australia competitive at 305 for six, following a mid-innings stumble as Adil Rashid took the first four wickets.”We probably had a bit of a hiccup with the bat in the middle order, but Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh at the end there, to score 93 off the last 10, was an extremely good effort,” Australia captain Steve Smith said.Then England’s chase fizzled out under lights, as the hosts lost quick wickets when they could least afford to – their last eight for 94 to end up 246 all out with 4.3 overs unused.England made a flying start with openers Jason Roy (67) and Alex Hales (22) putting on 70 for the first wicket in 11 overs.But the English could not capitalise on that platform despite starts for James Taylor (49) and captain Eoin Morgan (38). Their fate was sealed at 194-4 when they lost three wickets without a run scored. Nathan Coulter-Nile couldn’t pull off a hat trick.”We got off to a fantastic start, Alex Hales and Jason Roy set the tone early, and when we get off to a start like that we should be chasing down 305,” Morgan said.Australia looked for a while like they wouldn’t make 250.Joe Burns and David Warner made a start of 76 in 15 overs, with Warner going on to his seventh 50-plus score against England on this tour, with 59.Then Australia was put in strife, losing four wickets in six overs. Rashid took out Smith for 44 and George Bailey for 23 in consecutive overs, his third and fourth wickets for 4-59, the best haul by a spinner in an ODI at the Rose Bowl.That left Australia on 178-4 in the 33rd over, facing a refired England. Australia fired back, especially Wade, who compensated for running out Shane Watson on six. He finished on 71 not out with a dozen boundaries, and Marsh on 40, in the second highest seventh-wicket stand by Australia in an ODI.The second in the five-match series is on tomorrow at Lord’s. Australia ended the Ashes with a victory but lost the series 3-2.”We’ll look at our plans and our execution of them and how they look on replays and stuff, and obviously try and improve them for Lord’s,” Morgan said. “But certainly, at the start of the game, we would have taken that score (of 305 by Australia).”It is frustrating … today was an opportunity that’s gone amiss.”
A Drama unfolded at the Temple of Justice on Tuesday, July 15, when a lady who had gone to testify in favor of a Pastor accused of biting his neighbor’s wife’s nose was arrested and jailed at the Monrovia Central Prison.Tuesday’s arrest and detention of witness Vida Koko was ordered by Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A,’ after prosecutors’ complained that she had been named as one of the co-defendants on the indictment to be tried alone with Pastor Edward K.Weah.Prosecutors further alleged that an indictee-turned-witness had been escaping from prosecution since the arrest and subsequent detention of Pastor Weah and his wife Mother Marthaline Weah.The Weahs are the founder and pastors of the Christ the King Ministries in the former Voice of America (VOA) community on the Roberts Field Highway.Pastor Weah with his wife Mother Marthaline Weah, had already denied the allegation when they testified earlier, before they named Koko as their witness.It all started after the Pastor’s lawyers asked the court to qualify their fourth witness Madam Koko, which request was granted and she was allowed to take the stand.Minutes after she rested with her testimony, the prosecuting team quickly raises the issue with the court, arguing that the witness was among several individuals that were part of the riot and had been escaping from justice.It was after further investigation of the prosecution’s complaint that the court established that indeed Koko was actually indicted along with the Weah.Though pastor Weah has since denied the charge of Aggravated Assault in open court, the fourth defense witness who took the stand, defended Weah (Pastor Weah) as being innocent.Koko in her testimony alleged that it was Lucia Oberly and her family that jumped on the defendant, threw him to the ground, punched him in the face and wound him seriously.She further testified that at no time did Pastor Weah bite the victim’s nose, as it had been alleged by the state.Pastor Weah was accused and charged with “Aggravated Assault by the government, alleging that he bit the nose of Madam Lucia Oberly during a fight in the victim’s backyard. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,An editorial in sections of the media of March 20, 2018, on the late Cheddi Jagan, was timely, given that it was his 100th birth anniversary.It seems that the names Jagan and Burnham are symbiotic in that any reference to one always seems to occasion the mention of the other. Your editorial was no different. It is in relation to that reference that I pen this letter.Your editorial stated that: “Cheddi Jagan founded the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), fashioned out of a merger of the PAC (Political Action Committee) and the then British Guiana Labour Party (BGLP) led by Forbes Burnham”. The correctness of that assertion is hereby questioned and the truth proffered based the following irrefutable facts.1. The BGLP’s formation predated Burnham’s return to Guyana.2. There was no merger between the PAC and the BGLP. The two were established in the same year. Ashton Chase was a founding member of both. Nanda Gopaul in the Bengal Tiger, his biographic work on Ashton Chase, in reference to the BGLP noted that “The party went out of existence shortly after the 1947 elections”, in which it had participated.3. The PAC remained in existence until 1949.4. Burnham returned to Guyana in 1949 and the PPP was formed in 1950.5. The PPP’s website (www.ppp-civic.org) in the article “History of the People’s Progressive Party” does not acknowledge any such merger between the BGLP and the PAC to form the PPP.In fact, three years had elapsed between the expiration of the BGLP and the formation of the PPP.6. Burnham was a co-founder of the PPP and its first Chairman. He did not transition from the BGLP to the PPP.7. Burnham’s role as Co-founder/Chairman of the PPP was essayed before his return home when Ashton Chase, a founding member of the BGLP and the PAC, declined the offer and eminent Caribbean leaders proposed Burnham as being best suited, in view of the potential that he portrayed as a student leader in the West Indian community, in London; and his political and progressive activism, while in London.8. In preparation for his activist role in the anti-colonial struggle in British Guiana, Burnham detoured to Jamaica, on his way home, for an induction into, and orientation on, the anti-colonial struggle in the West Indies. His political association, upon his return home, was with the PPP, as a founding member.Unfortunately, Stabroek News’ version seemed to have been pulled from Wikipedia which facilitates lay versions and discourses on matters of public interest. Wikipedia is not a credible nor authentic academic source of information.It is my sincere hope that Stabroek News acknowledges that it would have been revisionist and thus misinformed its readership on an important matter in the country’s history; and the biography of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham.Yours truly,Vincent AlexanderChairpersonBurnham Foundation
Consultation on the Good Hope/Supenaam Waterfront Improvement Project was held on Wednesday last at the Good Hope Centre, Essequibo Coast, with representatives from the Public Infrastructure and Communities Ministries, as well as from the Region Two administration. Persons who participated in the consultation were drawn from the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce, the Speed Boat Association, Forestry Commission, vendors, the Good Hope Transform Committee, Councillors of Neighbourhood Democratic Councils, the Regional Democratic Council, as well as members of the public.One of the many concerns raised was to cater for persons with disabilities and as such, assurance was given that such persons will be considered in the designing of the project.The project consists of a new revetment on the waterfront, appropriate vehicle parking, improved drainage to the immediate area, new boat landing facilities, arrival and departure wharf, tourism booth, new vending facilities, garbage receptacle, recreational space, solar lighting systems and general enhancement of the area.
Scroll down to see the top stories from Sunday’s papers 1 Here’s a selection of the top football stories from Sunday’s papers…Arsenal are keeping tabs on Robert Lewandowski’s situation, and will pounce should he decide to leave Bayern Munich. (Sunday Mirror)Antoine Griezmann is a £65m target for Manchester United. (Sun on Sunday)United are also lining up a £30m bid for Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante. (Daily Star Sunday)Leicester, meanwhile, are interested in Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, but only if they lose Kante. (Sun on Sunday)Real Madrid want to ward off interest from Manchester City in Gareth Bale, by offering the Welshman a new deal. (Sunday Express)Hugo Lloris is ready to put pen to paper on a new five year contract at Tottenham. (Sunday Mirror)Incredibly Jose Mourinho could be paid by Manchester United even if he never works for them. United want Mourinho to replace Louis van Gaal, but the deal being put in place includes a “substantial” compensation clause should United have a change of heart and retain the services of Van Gaal. (Sunday Mirror)Van Gaal, however, insists he will remain United boss next season. (Daily Star Sunday)Leicester will offer manager Claudio Ranieri and midfielder Riyad Mahrez lucrative new contracts. (Sunday Telegraph)West Ham are lining up striker Alexandre Lacazette for a potential club record move. (Mail on Sunday)Aston Villa are delaying an announcement on Nigel Pearson being given the manager’s role to focus on a proposed takeover. (Sunday Telegraph)
South African author Lauren Beukes is helping to promote a culture of reading in South Africa. The proceeds from her latest charity art show are going to the children’s literary organisation, Book Dash. Pages from her book, Broken Monsters, were turned into creative designs and sold for R1 500 each. Pages of Lauren Beukes’ book Broken Monsters were turned into pieces of art to raise money for a children’s literary organisation, Book Dash. (Image: Supplied) Priya PitamberSouth African science fiction and fantasy writer Lauren Beukes has strong opinions about reading. “It should be available to everyone,” she wrote on her website.And Beukes is trying to do just that with her latest charity art show. Entitled Broken Monsters Charity Art Show, “proceeds will go to a kids literary non-governmental organisation, Book Dash with over a hundred stellar South African artists creating an original work on a page ripped out of my novel, Broken Monsters“.Beukes has partnered with curator Jacki Lang on the project, as well as chicken restaurant chain Nandos. Each unique art creation was sold for R1 500, only one per person, and the money will enable Book Dash to print books for children across South Africa, in the country’s major languages.“Reading is also about understanding the world and who we are in it,” she continued. “Stories allow us to live other lives, to spend time in someone else’s head, to feel empathy.”She recently gave a Tedx talk about stories being powerful, how they allow people to be more than they are, “allowing us to imagine other people and other lives”.With the charity show, she said a story was able to make a difference in reality, because every art work sold meant Book Dash could print 150 books for children who needed them. “It’s a story being turned into art being turned back into stories (and art) in the form of kid’s picture books,” Beukes mused.My @etchedvector @laurenbeukes @Book Dash fundraiser with #nandos pic.twitter.com/KXZw9rkmHA— Angel Kamp (@AngelKamp) November 14, 2015Group effortBeukes described Lang as an old friend, someone who always put together interesting art shows.Speaking of the collaboration on the Broken Monsters Charity Art Show, Beukes said: “She’d just returned from London and I wanted to go bigger and more ambitious with The Shining Girls Art Show because I’d had such success with a novel and I wanted to share the spotlight and use it to do some good in the world.”Book Dash did such good work because it created what she called “beautiful original South African picture books with amazing local artists and writers in several different languages that they distribute free through local literacy organisations and also free on their website for anyone to print out”, Beukes said.“They really care about the power of story to open doors in our heads and in the worlds and their dream is for every child to own 100 books of their own by the time they’re five years old.” Beukes said it tied in beautifully with the theme of her book. Find out more about Book Dash:As for Nando’s, Lang approached the chicken restaurant chain because it had already shown commitment to local art. “They are known for dipping their wings in playful and unusual marketing,” Beukes said. Artists created unique pieces of art for the Broken Monsters Charity Art Show. (Image: Supplied) Each piece of art was sold for R1 500 and all proceeds went to charity. (Image: Supplied)Not the firstBeukes has used her books previously for good causes.“The stuffed toy Moxy monsters raised R15 000 for a women’s project in Montagu, the Zoo City Art Bares raised R18 000 for the Suitcase Project in Hillbrow,” she explained.“We auctioned off a sloth scarf for Khulisa, which works with offenders and ex-offenders and we levelled up when I brought ace curator Jacki Lang on board and The Shining Girls Charity Art Show raised R100 000 for Rape Crisis.Broken MonstersWhen her novel Broken Monsters was published in 2014, there was talk about creating an art show for a children’s literary organisation. “But I was on a hectic international tour schedule, so the timing just didn’t work out,” Beukes recalled. “But we picked up on it this year.”She explained Broken Monsters was chosen because “it’s my novel and my passion project”.From Cape Town to JoburgThe first exhibition was held in Cape Town on 12 November; Beukes described it as “so great”. “I was blown away with the art – and the sheer range of styles and mediums and interpretations,” she said.Blown away by the talent and generosity of the artists who created original work to raise money for @Book Dash pic.twitter.com/LL238c0EJN— Lauren Beukes (@laurenbeukes) November 13, 2015The queue, she said, went around the block and the show raised over R200 000, double the amount raised during The Shining Girls show.Lang shared a similar sentiment. “I was so overwhelmed with the beautiful and generous responses from our artists,” she said. “They gave so much of their time, input, creativity and resources and each and every artwork was unique.”Lang said it was a magic recipe: artwork came from many sought-after artists and emerging talent; it was created specifically for the event; and it was for a great cause. “I am so grateful to everyone that came and everyone that took part.”Their collaboration shows in Joburg for the first time on 26 November and they have high hopes for it. “The work is all new work – in most cases our artists donated two pieces – one for Cape Town and one for Joburg – so it’s going to be a whole new show,” Lang said.The culture of reading“Reading statistics report that only 14% of the South African population are active book readers, and a mere 5% of parents read to their children and over half of South African households (51%) do not have a single leisure reading book,” said Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of arts and culture at the launch of National Book Week in September.“Hence we deemed it fit that we continue to strengthen our partnership with the South African Book Development Council as we instil a culture of reading, with a strong focus on promoting indigenous languages, local authors as well as library awareness and access,” Mabudafhasi said.It was through reading that South Africans would continue to ensure that their diversity and unique heritage united them as a nation. “Reading will take us on a journey to discover who are we as a people and embrace our diversity.”
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of $3.4 million for research projects in support of the new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) program.“Wheat is one of the world’s most important staple crops, providing a significant amount of daily calories and protein throughout the world,” said Secretary Vilsack. “By 2050, the demand for wheat as part of a reliable, affordable, and nutritious diet will grow alongside the world population, and continued wheat research will play an important role in ensuring its continued availability.”Awards for this program will be made through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.The new International Wheat Yield Partnership program seeks to enhance agriculture research that can benefit the global community and support the G20 nations’ Wheat Initiative with the key aims of enhancing the genetic component of wheat yield and developing new wheat varieties that are adaptable to different geographical regions and environmental conditions. The programs priorities will focus on breakthroughs for wheat breeding using new technologies and also discoveries that lead to significantly greater yield; further, applications that demonstrate coordination and collaboration with international partners are encouraged. Applications are due May 3, 2016 and more information may be found in the NIFA-IWYP Request for Applications.Along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the international partners involved with IWYP include the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom (BBSRC); Grains Research and Development Corporation of Australia (GRDC); Department of Biotechnology of India (DBT), from Mexico, the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT); Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC); from France, the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA); and from Switzerland, the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA).
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A recent study published in Nature magazine found that human brain evolution would not have been possible without eating meat. The report stated that energy saved from less chewing and the calorie-rich, nutritious benefits of meat played a large role in the evolution of facial and dental sizes, speech production organs, locomotion, thermoregulation and perhaps the size of the human brain. According to the report, “Meat requires less masticatory force to chew per calorie than the sorts of generally tough plant foods available to early hominins.”Another report, published in the academic journal Elementa, found that a vegan diet uses a far less sustainable agricultural land base than omnivorous diets. Meat production is able to utilize pasture land and crop land that vegetables and fruits are unable to use. While a vegan diet is less land intensive, reducing the amount of meat products does not necessarily free more land for cultivation.
This alien picked a pretty spot to land. Photo by geocacher JEEPSTAFFSee All Photos Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More If you were to create a piece of geo-art, what would it be and why? Tell us in the comments. Then check out other installments of geo-art on Pinterest. This alien is all smiles. Photo by geocacher JBaseGeocache Name:Head Alien #01–51(Here’s the bookmark list with all 51 caches)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:One of the best parts about geocaching is that there are plenty of ways to play. Some geocachers are all about finding creative containers, others are all about the numbers and some are all about the big picture—literally. Individually these 51 geocaches in the Nevada desert that make up this series might not be the most interesting finds, but when you put them together you get something incredible. And considering that yesterday a geocaching Travel Bug® launched into space, the shape you come up with is pretty appropriate. This isn’t the only piece of geo-art in the world. In fact, geocachers have been creating art out of geocaches for years. Other shapes include a peace sign, a UFO, people and animals.# of Finds:1,056# of Favorite Points:209What Clay4 & whtwolfden, the geocache owners, have to say:“Having our Head Alien Geo-art series selected for Geocache of the Week is a tremendous honor. After placing the E.T. Highway Mega-Trail, we thought it would be a nice surprise for everyone who attended the kick-off event to release the Head Alien series. We coordinated with our local reviewer for the Head Alien series to be published during the E.T. Trail event. The planning, travel time to reach the area, and actual placement of the caches took several days worth of work. The series takes roughly 3 to 4 hours to walk the nearly 7 mile design.We love to read the logs and hear about the adventures people have out there. It’s what motivates us to do more. We’d like everyone to know how much we appreciate their efforts in the continued upkeep of the E.T. Highway Mega-Trail as well as both the Head Alien and U.F.O. series. We also want to say a heartfelt Thank You to everyone for their unwavering support of all our projects and events. It’s what inspires us to continue doing what we do.”What geocachers are saying: “This was an awesome cache series to do at night. Thanks for the hunt.” – graylling“The walk around the alien head was fun and well worth the smilies we got. Thanks for putting these caches out here!” – Team_JLKC“Had a blast taking on this sweet geo-art design today on our first day caching in Nevada.” – fox-and-the-houndRead More LogsPhotos:On the hunt for the owner of this spacecraft. Only 50 more caches to go! Photo by geocacher darkrumlover SharePrint RelatedKlaatu Barada Nikto! — Aliens Among Us (GC1N0B9) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 12, 2014In “Community”Just hangin’ with my gnomeys — Gnomesville (GCHTN7) — Geocache of the WeekMay 7, 2014In “Community”Don’t look down! — Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 5, 2014In “Community”