Abdool steers TT U-19s to regional title

first_imgSHANIA Abdool guided TT out of trouble to lead the defending champions to a seven-wicket victory over Windward Islands and claim the Cricket West Indies (CWI) TT Women’s Cricket Association 19 and Under T20 title at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, yesterday.It was TT’s second youth cricket title in as many days after the TT Under-15 boys team won the CWI Regional Under-15 50-over title, on Saturday.Windward Islands may have had the psychological edge going into the match after defeating TT in the final round of the preliminary stage on Saturday, but TT showed their mettle when it counted.Batting first, Windward Islands started briskly in getting to 51/1 in the 11th over with Qiana Joseph and Jephenia Joseph at the wicket. However, when Jephenia was bowled for 21 by Djenaba Joseph, TT roared back to reduce Windwards to 66/4 in the 14th over.A 32-run partnership between Qiana and Shawnisha Hector left the match hanging in the balance. TT then snatched four wickets for 19 runs, including the prized wicket of Qiana for a top score of 65, as Windward Islands closed on 117/8 in 20 overs. Qiana faced 49 deliveries and struck ten fours and one six.Djenaba was the best bowler for TT, grabbing 3/18 in four overs, Alysha Gomez snatched 3/25 in three overs and April Ramoutar took 2/15 in four overs. Other than Qiana and Jephenia, no other Winadward Islands batter got into double figures.The TT top order has been scoring heavily throughout the tournament but early wickets reduced the home team to a disappointing 9/3 in the second over. Shunelle Sawh (duck), Gomez (seven) and Reanna Farrow (duck) were all back in the pavilion early in the chase. Abdool found an able partner in Anjani Goordeen and the pair batted for the rest of the innings, getting TT to 120/3 in 13.2 overs to prevail with a seven-wicket win.Abdool ended on 59 not out off 40 deliveries with ten fours and Goordeen made 25 not out off 36 balls. Zaida James ended with figures of 2/10 in two overs.Team chemistry would have been crucial to TT’s success as all the players came through the Secondary Schools Cricket League Girls Hardball Programme and most of the team went on the SSCL tour to Canada last year.SUMMARISED SCORES: Windward Islands 117/8 (Qiana Joseph 65, Jephenia Joseph 21; Djenaba Joseph 3/18, Alysha Gomez 3/25, April Ramoutar 2/15) vs TT 120/3 (13.2 overs) (Shania Abdool 59 not out, Anjani Goordeen 25 not out; Zaida James 2/10).(Reprinted from Newsday)last_img read more

Al Ittihad to Storm Uyo Today by Chartered Flight

first_imgThe Libyan was also spotted in the five-star Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort where he had made reservations for his team, after deciding that “all the other hotels in town were not good enough.” for his team.An impressed staff of Le Meridien Hotel said “this is how it should be. In Nigeria we have not yet started. See? A common club-side and they want us to compete favourably?”The staff who refused to disclose his identity was however quick to add that he was convinced despite the show of wealth and good organisation, Akwa United was going to beat them and qualify for the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup.“Anyway, we will beat them with their show of wealth,” he concluded.Akwa United needs two un-replied goals on Sunday to progress to the next round after losing to an 83rd minute strike in the first leg match played in Sfax Tunisia on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Experienced CAF Confederation Cup contenders, Al Ittihad of Libya, will fly directly from Tripoli to Uyo today courtesy of a private jet that has been put at the disposal of the club by its shareholders from the oil rich country.An advance party led by Mr. Abushawashi Snoussi that arrived Lagos last Tuesday aboard Royal Air Maroc and departed for Uyo same day via Dana Air, confirmed yesterday that the team was going to fly into Uyo with a chartered flight.“The initial problem is that we had applied to land in Uyo, but we were told that with Uyo yet to be granted international status, we will be permitted to land in Port Harcourt and drive down. But plans are afoot to make us land in Uyo, since teams like Algeria and South Africa have had to land there before from Algiers and Jo’Burg respectively,” Mr. Snoussi said.last_img read more

Beat writers forecast Syracuse to bounce back against Boston College

first_imgPhil D’Abbraccio (15-3): Syracuse 58, Boston College 52Balled eaglesAs evidenced by the Orange’s flop at Clemson, it won’t be a smooth ride without Chris McCullough. And Boston College is no pushover, as its record hides a challenging schedule to this point. But in a return to the Carrier Dome, Syracuse turns to its bread and butter — by the name of Rakeem Christmas — to carry the Orange to another conference win. SU’s defense clamps down well on the Eagles’ offense and Christmas, with a bit of help from his teammates, handles the rest.Jesse Dougherty (15-3): Syracuse 66, Boston College 54Back in flightDoes Dennis Clifford possess the defensive toughness to slow down Christmas? I think not, and that’s what this one comes down to. Clifford has the height but not the strength to keep Christmas off the block, but the Orange big man continues to dominate and drives a slumping Syracuse team to a much-needed home conference win. Also look for Trevor Cooney to get back into a rhythm since no Boston College guard can defend him like Clemson’s Rod Hall.Jacob Klinger (15-3): Syracuse 60, Boston College 52First to 50Don’t expect grace or great shooting. Do expect Syracuse to limit Boston College from the perimeter. The Eagles aren’t a particularly good shooting team and opponents don’t tend to get better at shooting when they walk into the Dome. More specifically, much of BC’s offense runs through ball screens for Olivier Hanlan, but if the Orange’s guards can close off the top of the zone and not get sucked in from the corners it’s hard to see the Eagles getting much going on offense. That just leaves SU to grind it out on the other end of the court, where if nothing else, Christmas remains physically dominant. Comments Published on January 20, 2015 at 5:46 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sylvia Jensen – Oracle Marketing Cloud – Its time for Marketing to step back & understand its ecosystem

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share The three C’s of digital customer experience within gaming July 6, 2020 Fast Track’s Dan Morrison: Why now is the time to digitalise player engagement June 30, 2020 Share The first year for ad:s – Sportradar’s marketing service built for betting February 4, 2020 Sylvia Jensen,Industry marketing stakeholders and decision makers are now faced with an abundance of tools and devices designed to optimise campaigns and maximise efficiencies.Sylvia Jensen, Head of Marketing EMEA at Oracle Marketing Cloud argues that industry marketers are better off stepping back and understanding their eco-system and tech infrastructure. This knowledge and understanding may lead to realising key objectives of customer experience, accountability or efficiency.____________________________Marketers have been presented with an array of compelling technologies in recent years. From automation solutions that can significantly reduce manual processes to data capture designed to inform the customer experience and metrics to prove the increasingly important return on investment, the marketing technology stack is becoming ever more complex. But are marketers truly leveraging this investment to realise increasingly challenging objectives?Web analytics. Predictive analytics. Email Marketing. Tag Management. Optimisation. Where is the priority? Marketers are spending more and more time managing technology and making decisions about technology investment – potentially at the expense of realising marketing and company business goals.   The challenge of finding the right tool for the job is exacerbated by the apparently conflicting objectives facing marketing teams: while CMOs want to invest in providing a great customer experience, the CEO is looking for tangible Return on Investment (ROI).Simply adding more tools to the digital marketing mix is adding complexity, not necessarily sophistication.   How can a marketer keep track of existing and new technology, determine which tool will support the Customer Experience goal or help meet the ROI target? Organisations need to step back and determine how best to make the existing solutions work harder and deliver more value. And that means making them work together – not just to drive better efficiency but also to transform the customer experience.Fast, Effective IntegrationInnovation is tempting. Every new marketing tool offers a potential benefit – from improving efficiency by eradicating manual tasks to providing another vital sliver of customer information. Operating in isolation, however, these tools will continue to fail to support the efficient, responsive marketing model. While in the past the only option was to undertake multiple custom integration projects to bring these diverse tools together, the latest generation of cloud based marketing apps changes the game.With open cloud platforms marketers have the chance to link existing technology investments, with little, if any, expenditure.  Integrating these tools within a single marketing ecosystem is key to realising the efficiency benefits of marketing automation and consolidating the customer’s digital footprint to gain true insight into the customer experience.For example, rather than using spreadsheets to move information between a web conferencing application and a marketing automation system, integrating these two systems enables information from the web conferencing tool to immediately update data in the automation platform to create a more seamless campaign execution and a lot less manual work for the marketer. Another example is the use of multiple applications during a customer’s journey. Different tools capture slivers of information of the customer’s interaction with a company. It’s only when you can capture all the interactions, or digital body language, in one place that you are able to create a single, actionable, view of the customer.Taking ControlReducing manual processes through integration frees up marketers’ time to concentrate on more strategic – and creative – activity. Critically, this activity is now inherently measurable; digital marketing can be tested at every stage, with real time feedback on messaging and content to enable continual refinement.  Indeed, this is the second key benefit of the marketing ecosystem: the speed of information flow is radically improved, enabling marketers to respond quickly to customer behaviour and actions, creating a more responsive and relevant customer experience and driving brand affinity.In addition, linking up to a cloud based marketing ecosystem provides access to valuable third party data sources, information that a marketer is now in a position to effectively use having joined up the customer digital fingerprint to gain deep insight into the customer base. Combining data modelling to define the ‘best customer’ attributes with these anonymised third party data sources supports very effective targeting, extending the company’s reach towards the ‘right’ customer type.And this is key: while tech overload is clearly a concern, marketing departments cannot afford to stop investing, discovering or innovating. But this innovation must be focused and relevant – with a single, joined-up marketing ecosystem, a company can extend its reach far more effectively than simply adding new tools for the sake of it.ConclusionThe marketing function is one of the last parts of a business to be automated. Decades after CRM and ERP became standard toolsets, digital technologies have started to transform the efficiency of marketing. However, while each new marketing tool has offered both a degree of automation and another slice of customer data, few organisations have yet to achieve the true value of the ERP or CRM model – namely, complete end to end integration of these diverse toolsets.It is time to step back and streamline digital marketing; create a single process and eradicate technology redundancy before investing in anything new – just for the sake of it. By leveraging the cloud to seamlessly join together the current stack of marketing tools, organisations have the chance to drive value from the existing investment and, critically, start to realise the phenomenal potential of marketing to transform the customer experience and deliver tangible ROI.____________________Sylvia Jensen, Head of Marketing EMEA at Oracle Marketing Cloudlast_img read more

Sturridge strikes to seal Liverpool win

first_imgLiverpool secured their first opening-day victory at Anfield since 2001 as goalkeeper Simon Mignolet marked his debut with a dramatic late penalty save to deny Stoke a point.With Brendan Rodgers’s side apparently cruising to their first three points of the season, Daniel Agger inexplicably handled a free-kick in the penalty area with two minutes of the match remaining. Mignolet then produced a brilliant low save to deny Stoke striker Jonathan Walters from the resultant spot-kick, as well as blocking Kenwyne Jones’ follow-up. Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal of the game eight minutes before half-time, drilling a low shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.Liverpool should have won far more comfortably as a host of chances went begging. Kolo Toure and Jordan Henderson hit the woodwork, with Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in man-of-the-match form.But the visitors will count themselves unfortunate not to snatch a point. Not only did they waste their late penalty chance, Robert Huth’s volley thundered against the crossbar early on.But ultimately, Liverpool were worth their victory. With the banned Luis Suarez watching with his family in the stands, either side could easily have gone into half-time with more than one goal to their name.Liverpool dominated, even though Huth hit the crossbar after Mignolet flapped at Glenn Whelan’s right-wing cross.Debutant Iago Aspas and Philippe Coutinho were a pair of nuisances for Stoke, swapping places and eluding markers. Coutinho provided the vision and the craft, Aspas the tireless running, with Sturridge adding an incisiveness Liverpool have often lacked.The Liverpool striker had a goal correctly ruled out early on, as he strayed marginally offside when heading Steven Gerrard’s free-kick into the net. He was denied on three further occasions by the excellence of Begovic and a tremendous goal-line clearance from Stoke debutant Erik Pieters. Liverpool finally found the breakthrough, with Jordan Henderson squaring the ball to Sturridge 20 yards from goal. The former Chelsea striker steadied himself and let fly with a skidding shot that went between Huth’s legs and beat Begovic for pace as it crept into the bottom corner. Stoke threatened in fits and starts, with Steven N’Zonzi an athletic and intimidating presence in midfield, and the runs of Walters stretching Liverpool on the break. The Ireland striker drew a diving save from Mignolet as half-time approached, while Lucas Leiva cleared another off the line.Coutinho was the man pulling the strings, however. His quickness of feet and deftness of touch took him away from Stoke defenders time and again. Early in the second half, he curled a shot narrowly wide of the past with only Begovic to beat. Soon after, Henderson linked up with Aspas in the penalty area, only to see his shot tipped onto the post by the Stoke goalkeeper. Gerrard’s 35-yard free-kick was tipped over by Begovic, before the goalkeeper denied Glen Johnson from point-blank range from the resulting corner.Substitute Charlie Adam almost hit back when he spotted Mignolet off his line from inside his own half and fired in a shot that sent the Liverpool goalkeeper racing backwards to tip the ball over the bar.As the match ticked into the 88th minute, Agger handled a free-kick and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the penalty spot to set up Mignolet’s heroics. Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen:“Jon Walters gives everything for this club, so nobody in the dressing room will do anything other than pick him up and get him ready for the next game.“I thought it was going to be a battle and our keeper [Asmir Begovic] kept us in it at times.“It was a case of staying in the game as long as you can because we are asking them to play a different kind of game and you hope they don’t lose confidence, which I don’t think they did.”last_img read more

Wellington volleyball team finishes season with 3 losses in state tournament

first_imgSiarah Walker in the air during state tournament.Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington volleyball team lost to McPherson 25-17, 25-22 early this morning in the Class 4A Div 1 volleyball tournament at the Bicentennial Center. The Crusaders then fell to Tonganoxie 25-18, 25-11.In the final match of the day, Wellington took Andale to three games before succumbing 22-25, 25-14, and 25-16. Wellington finished the year with a 19-20 record.Class 4A-DI teams played round robin pool today. The top two teams advanced to the championship bracket to be played tomorrow. Tonganoxie and McPherson wrapped up the top two spots earlier today. There were eight teams with two four-team pool plays. Wellington played solid ball throughout the day, and appeared for awhile as if it could upset Andale, something the Crusaders haven’t done all year.Wellington fans were in full force Friday.Abby Goodrum with the serve.The Crusaders beat the Indians in the first set 25-22. But in the two other sets, Wellington fell into a mid-game slump which it was not able to overcome.In arguably its best match of the day, Wellington battled top seed McPherson in a very entertaining match to start the morning. Wellington had a lead on McPherson on three or four occasions. But the very tall Bullpup club which has been to six consecutive state volleyball tournaments, would not allow Wellington momentum for too long.Wellington lost to McPherson 25-16, 25-18 in the regular season. Later in the day, the Crusaders lost to a good Tonganoxie team in two sets. That match will be remembered due to the large and boisterous student contingency the school brought to the Salina Bicentennial Center.Wellington had plenty to celebrate this season.This was a big year for Wellington that had a slew of seniors who had been playing together since the elementary years. The girls helped Wellington to its best record in its history last season, and then winning the sub-state championship in Winfield to capture their first state tournament berth.This year’s graduating senior were: Tatum Haskins, McKenna Oathout, Abby Goodrum, Siarah Walker, Alicia Seyfert, and Mariah Moore.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Pritchard, Papalii headline Samoa World Cup squad

first_imgPapalii started in all three State of Origin matches this season and was originally selected to play for Australia in the ANZAC Test in May but was withdrawn due to suspension.The 25-year-old Canberra forward has played nine tests for the Kangaroos but will now wear blue, joining fellow Toa newcomers Zane Musgrove, Jazz Tevaga and Jarome Luai.The squad will be led by Pritchard, who returned to the NRL from the English Super League to join Parramatta this season.The 33-year-old represented the Kiwis at the 2013 World Cup but has since accumulated five test caps for Samoa.Joseph Paulo returns to the side for the first time since 2010 while Ben Roberts, Leeson Ah Mau, Peter and Sione Mata’utia, Sam Tagataese and Tautau Moga add further experience to the squad.A former New Zealand half, Roberts has 12 test caps for Samoa and starred for Castleford in 2017, who take on Leeds in the Super League grand final this weekend.Head coach Matt Parish said it was a strong, experienced squad with the desire to represent Samoa as evident in the disappointment of several NRL players who missed selection.”Despite some players being unavailable due to injury we have a very strong squad that will do Samoa proud,” he said.”It’s a tough group but these boys have lifted before when they have put on the Samoan jersey, and there is a lot of competitiveness to gain selection. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do.”Rugby League Samoa president Tagaloa Faafouina Su’a said team work would be the focus of the preparations for the squad leading up to the opening game against the Kiwis.”Teamwork requires sacrifice upfront and putting the collective needs of the team ahead of any individual. There is no ‘I’ in team but there is ‘I’ in ‘WIN’,” he said.The Samoa squad will assemble in Sydney next Tuesday and play a Country Rugby League side in Wagga on 13 October.Along with New Zealand, Samoa will face Tonga and Scotland in the World Cup group stages.Samoa squad:Frank Pritchard (C), Bunty Afoa, Leeson Ah Mau, Faámanu Brown, Herman Ese’ese,Pita Godinet, Joey Leilua, Ricky Leutele, Sam Lisone, Jarmoine Luai, Suaia Matagi, Peter Mata’utia, Sione Mata’utia, Ken Maumalo, Tautau Moga, Zane Musgrave, Josh Papalii, Joseph Paulo, Junior Paulo, Ben Roberts, Sam Tagataese, Jazz Tevaga, Young Tonumaipea, Matthew WrightPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Former Kangaroos rep Josh Papalii will represent Samoa at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.last_img read more

SRSG Emphasizes Ebola Gravity in Liberia

first_imgThe Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Liberia, Karin Landgren, has described as “the gravest threat” the Ebola crisis faced by Liberians since the war.Expressing the concern in her regular briefing to the Security Council yesterday in New York, the SRSG emphasized, “Liberians are facing their gravest threat since the war,” adding that the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will do all that it can to preserve the progress made during the past decade of peace – gains that are being put at risk by the Ebola crisis.“The speed and scale of the loss of lives, and the economic, social, political and security reverberations of the crisis, are affecting Liberia profoundly,” said Landgren.She recalled that in Liberia, more than 2,000 confirmed, probable or suspected cases, including 1,235 deaths, had been reported as of 7 September. She added that the actual figures are likely much higher as numbers of new cases and deaths continue to rise exponentially.Landgren outlined extraordinary measures the Government has taken since August, including the President’s declaration of a state of emergency. However, she stressed that even as Liberia and its partners respond, the disaster continues to grow.“For now, patients at advanced stages of EVD continue to be brought to facilities that cannot admit them. Four new case-management centres will be established in Monrovia, adding some 500 beds in the capital alone, but even this may not fully respond to the needs,” said Landgren.“We will know this epidemic is being outrun only when there is spare bed capacity,” she stressed.Landgren further noted that the unprecedented epidemic requires a response beyond the capacities of any one actor, noting that UNMIL and the entire UN system are fully committed to supporting the Government-led fight, which will require a massive, sustained and coordinated global response for an estimated six to nine months.“Since late July, UNMIL has turned its full focus on EVD,” said Landgren, adding that the Mission has reoriented several of its operations to support the nationally-led response.The mission’s four pillars of engagement and support in the fight against Ebola include security and rule of law; logistics; communications and outreach; and coordination at the county and national level.To ensure continued implementation of the Mission’s protection of civilians mandate and other core aspects of its work, UNMIL is taking every necessary precaution to protect its personnel from Ebola.“This epidemic of unprecedented scale would challenge any government and any society,” Landgren said. “UNMIL has pledged to provide its full support, and continues to review the range of capabilities we can bring to ending this latter-day plague which must be stopped in its tracks, and stopped soon.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brazilian woman remanded on illegal ammo charge

first_imgA 26-year-old Brazilian woman was remanded to prison when she appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for illegal possession of ammunition.Mikanny Meres pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 11, 2016, at Aishalton Village, South Rupununi, she had one live .32 round of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, the defendant was intercepted at the Aishalton check point where she was attempting to enter Marudi Backdam. The ammunition was concealed in a black handbag belonging to the defendant.In court on Tuesday, the Magistrate spoke to the defendant through an immigration translator who experienced much difficulties communicating with her as she was crying uncontrollably.Meres was refused bail and will return to court on September 8, before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img

ECOWAS Chief Justices Meet in Benin

first_imgA meeting of Chief Justices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ended in the capital city of Benin, Cotonou.According to the Supreme Court of Liberia, the delegates at the meeting, which included the Chief Justices of the 12 of the 15 West African States, agreed on mechanisms for improving the enforcement by National Courts of laws that strengthens integration.At the meeting, the Chief Justices also discussed the need for more resources to promote cooperation among national judiciaries, with the goal of streamlining the judicial systems of member states to in turn facilitate intra community enforcement of courts processes, affective integration and decisions.The West African Chief Justices proposed to ensure greater respect for the rule of law in the Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) member states, as well as to improve judicial services and relations with other arms of government to ensure greater independence for their judiciaries.The conference was addressed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission Vice President, Dr. Toga McIntosh, the Host Chief Justice of Benin and his counterpart from the Ivory Coast, who is also the Chairman of the Counsel of the West African Chief Justices.The High Court Justices who attended the meeting were his honor Francis S. Korkpor, Sr., of Liberia, and his colleagues from Benin, Ivory Coast, Cape –Verde, Togo, Senegal, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina –Faso and Ghana among others.The meeting of the Chief Justices of the economic community of West African states usually involves activities that highlight issues of national justice and how they can be addressed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more