Kyle Abbott shines as South Africa clinch fourth straight ODI win over Australia

first_imgSouth Africa secured a fourth successive one-day international victory over Australia as captain Faf du Plessis top scored with 69 runs in a six-wicket win on Sunday. (Scorecard)South Africa had already clinched the five-match series with one encounter left to play in Cape Town on Wednesday.Kyle Abbott took four wickets as Australia were bowled out for 167 in just 36.4 overs, leaving South Africa with a modest target to chase. They did so successfully, reaching 168 for the loss of four wickets in 35.3 overs.In the three previous ODIs, South Africa’s batsmen dominated the inexperienced Australian attack but on Sunday it was their bowlers who took centre stage.Abbott bowled both Aaron Finch and David Warner in his opening two overs and finished with 4-40 in his first game of the series.Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, making his home debut, took 3-36 as six Australians were dismissed leg before wicket, equalling the record number of lbw dismissals in an ODI innings.Mitchell Marsh scored 50 before becoming the sixth wicket to fall while wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s contribution of 52 helped add 46 runs for Australia’s ninth wicket.In reply, South Africa were two wickets down for 29 runs before Du Plessis and JP Duminy steadied the ship and set them on course for a potential clean-sweep of the series.Du Plessis was patient, although he should have been out on 17 when Adam Zampa spilled a simple catch.Rilee Rossouw finished 33 not out, thrashing the winning runs through the covers.last_img read more

Jamaica and Chile to Share Expertise in Sports

first_img President Piñera was a special guest for the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6. Jamaica and Chile will benefit from shared expertise in sports, under a Declaration of Intent, which will be executed over the next year.The agreement, which was signed on Saturday (July 8), will see local coaches travelling to Chile to conduct sports clinics in track and field, while Chilean coaches will come to Jamaica to conduct training in gymnastics, field hockey and tennis.The signing followed bilateral talks between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa in St. James.State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon.  Pearnel Charles Jr, and Chile’s Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Silva Navarro affixed their signatures to the document.Speaking at a press briefing following the signing, Mr. Holness said Jamaica and Chile have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations, noting that sports is one of the many areas of cooperation benefiting both countries.“President Pinera’s visit, which follows less than a year after my visit to Chile, reflects our two countries’ commitment to continued engagement at both the technical and highest political levels,” he said.President Piñera welcomed the agreement, noting that his country has much to learn from Jamaica in the area of sports, particularly in terms of “running with greater speed.”“That’s why this commitment to help each other in terms of how to share good practices and good experiences in sports will be extremely helpful, not only for the quality of life, but also for the quality of our health and the quality of our participation in so many different sports events,” he said.Chile and Jamaica established diplomatic ties more than 50 years ago.President Piñera was a special guest for the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6.The Chilean President addressed CARICOM Heads during the third plenary session of the meeting.The Conference of Heads of Government is the supreme organ of CARICOM and determines and provides its policy direction. Speaking at a press briefing following the signing, Mr. Holness said Jamaica and Chile have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations, noting that sports is one of the many areas of cooperation benefiting both countries.  The agreement, which was signed on Saturday (July 8), will see local coaches travelling to Chile to conduct sports clinics in track and field, while Chilean coaches will come to Jamaica to conduct training in gymnastics, field hockey and tennis. Story Highlightslast_img read more

North Caicos man jailed for incest violates own daughter

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, January 16, 2017 – The Prosecutor’s Office and Police have secured a conviction for a 53 year old man who has confessed to the most sickening of crimes; incest and buggery of his own 8-year old daughter.John Lightbourne of North Caicos this morning confessed to sexually assaulting his primary school aged child in July 2016.   The 53 year old, who is a fisherman and carpenter, lives in North, the child is a resident of Provo and while he could have gotten life for the crime, he was sentenced to a mere eight years and is now jailed at Her Majesty’s prison in Grand Turk.The two charges – incest and buggery – will run concurrently.  The sentencing was handed down by Robert Schuster, Supreme Court judge.#MagneticNewsMedia#JohnLightbourne Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Related Items:#JohnLightbourne, #MagneticNewsMedia Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Millipede trapped in amber for 99 million years gets its moment to

first_img 20 Photos A spider’s erection, and other cool things trapped in amber Tick’s ‘worst day ever’ frozen in amber for 100 million years Tailed spider found in amber will crawl into your nightmares Tags Comments Enlarge ImageThe newly described millipede (Burmanopetalum inexpectatum) stuck in amber. Leif Moritz A tiny millipede stuck in amber has had 99 million years to contemplate its sticky predicament. The itsy insect didn’t live to enjoy its 2019 coming-out party as a scientific curiosity, but the rest of us can marvel at the remarkable specimen.The millipede is trapped in Cretaceous-era amber found in Myanmar. Researchers determined the millipede is the first fossil found from the order Callipodida, but it was strange enough to require a new suborder. It’s now called “Burmanopetalum inexpectatum,” with the latter word meaning “unexpected” in Latin.millipede3dEnlarge ImageThe researchers created this 3D model of the millipede. Leif Moritz The team created a 3D model of the 0.3-inch (8.2-millimeter) millipede to more closely study its anatomy.”With the next-generation micro-computer tomography (micro-CT) and the associated image rendering and processing software, we are now able to reconstruct the whole animal and observe the tiniest morphological traits which are rarely preserved in fossils,” said zoologist Pavel Stoev of the National Museum of Natural History in Bulgaria.Stoev is the lead author of a paper on the millipede published this week in the journal ZooKeys. The Callipodida order of millipedes still exists today, with over 100 species crawling around the planet. This particular fossil was the only one of its order found among over 500 millipede specimens trapped in the same amber deposit.  Paleontologycenter_img Sci-Tech Fossil arthropod expert Greg Edgecombe from the Natural History Museum in London welcomed Burmanopetalum inexpectatum to the club of ancient amber-encased millipedes. “In the past few years, nearly all of the 16 living orders of millipedes have been identified in this 99-million-year-old amber,” Edgecombe said. Congratulations, little millipede, you’re a trailblazing representative for your order. Share your voice 2 Trapped in amberlast_img read more