Tony Becca | And now, a new technical director

first_img CAPTAIN TAYLOR Speaking of coaches, Jamaica is in need of coaches, good coaches, and quickly at that. Good coaches make good cricketers, sometimes they turn good cricketers into great cricketers, and good and great cricketers make good and great teams. At present, Jamaica has some good coaches – Robert Samuels, Terrence Corke and Odelmo Peters, to name a few – but more are needed, and many more at that. Jamaica’s cricket needs more coaches to match the numbers in football, more so, the numbers and the quality of those in track and field, and thank God, two good ones are now available. One who is currently available is Andre Coley, the former Kingston College, Kingston Club, Lucas, Jamaica Youth, West Indies Youth, and Jamaica wicketkeeper. Coley recently worked as an assistant coach on the West Indies team for a few years, but he is back home and ready to work in Jamaica. The other one is Robert Haynes, the former Kingston College, Lucas Club, Kensington Club, Jamaica Youth, West Indies Youth, Jamaica, and West Indies ODI right-arm leg-spinner, and the man who narrowly missed representing the West Indies in Test matches. It would be a good move to get them on the Jamaica Cricket Association’s team of coaches, where they could better serve Jamaica’s cricket well. COLEY AND HAYNES It is said that good things come to those who wait, and thankfully, something good has come to West Indies cricket, courtesy of president Dave Cameron. The new technical director of West Indies cricket is a West Indian, and he is none other than Jimmy Adams, the former Jamaica and West Indies left-handed batsman, part-time left-arm spinner, and part-time wicketkeeper who also served as captain. The man, who, after his first 12 Test matches, boasted a better average than the legendary Don Bradman, is also a member of the ICC’s World Cricket Committee and a former president of the FICA, the Federation of International Cricketers Association. After marking time for a long time, during which Englishman Richard Pybus sat in the position, the West Indies Cricket Board finally saw the wisdom of having one of their own in this most important position in their fight to get the West Indies back to the top of world cricket. And they could not have made a better choice. Adams is a good man, he was a good cricketer, and one who played with some good and great cricketers. He is bright, he was a student of the game before, during, and after his playing days, he broadened his knowledge of the game as coach of Jamaica and of country club Kent, and most important of all, he possesses a passion second to none for the development of the game. As one who has been through been there and done it all, mainly through hard work and dedication as against what is glibly called ‘natural talent’, he is also a natural fit for the job. On top of all that, Adams possesses the kind of personality, and the integrity, which make him ideal for the job, the job of working with and dealing with the West Indian people and their insularity. If anyone can do it, Adams seems to be the one. A round of applause for the West Indies Cricket Board for seeing the light and taking Adams on board as the technical director, even though they apparently have also employed Australian Stuart Law as the West Indies cricket coach. That move is a negative one following the replacement of Bennett King, another Australian, with Phil Simmons and then the firing of Simmons some months ago. It reminds me of the popular saying about the cow kicking over the pail of milk. The West Indies were once the best cricket team in the world, and arguably the best ever in the world, and the West Indies must have produced a few good coaches over the years. Simmons was and is a good coach, and his only mistake was that he mixed up the job as coach and that of a selector, or as the selector, and a very talkative one at that. It is, however, infra dig, or at least it appears so, to turn to an Australian, or an Englishman, or to anyone but a West Indian to solve the problem of West Indies cricket in this day and age. Congrats to Jamaica’s women’s cricket captain and to the winning West Indies women’s World Cup captain, Staphanie Taylor, who has been named captain of the Women’s Team of the Year by the International Cricket Council. This is the first year that the award has been made in women’s cricket. The team, which was named for the period September 2015 to September 2016, includes two West Indians, three New Zealanders, two Australians, two English, one Indian, and one South African. The team, which was named in batting order, has Taylor coming in at number four and Deandra Dottin, also of the West Indies, batting at number eight. New Zealand’s Suzzie Bates, who was named to bat at number one, was named the ODI and T20 Player of the Year. Bates, who won the ODI award in 2013, was the first player to win both awards. In ODI matches, she totalled 472 runs for an average of 94.90 per innings and took eight wickets at an economy rate of 3.75 runs over, and in T29 cricket, Bates scored 429 runs with four fifties at an average of 42.90 per innings.last_img read more

F2 blanks Cocolife to advance to PSL All-Filipino semis

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Creamline sweeps Ateneo for PVL Open Conference title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Despite holding a two-set lead, F2 had a hard time shaking the Asset Managers off in the tail end of the third period with Cocolife persistently threatening at the Cargo Movers heels.Gyra Barroga nearly made it a one-point game, 20-19, but F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus’ crossing challenge was deemed successful and that gave the Cargo Movers 21-18 bubble.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCha Cruz-Behag scored on back-to-back kills to give the Cargo Movers a 23-19 lead before Kim Fajardo put F2 at the 24-20 match point with a simple tap-in.“I saw that they lacked energy and aggressiveness, that killer instinct I should say,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “They should finish things immediately because they can already dominate.” ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Mary Joy Baron finished with a game-high 13 points while Cruz-Behag added 11 points for the Cargo Movers who tallied a 40-28 advantage in spikes over the Asset Managers.Kalei Mau led Cocolife with 10 points while Justine Tiu added nine.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—F2 Logistics advanced to the semifinals after tearing down Cocolife in straight sets, 25-12, 25-22, 25-20, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cargo Movers, the reigning two-time Grand Prix champions, will take on Generika-Ayala in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

“We Need ETUs, Others, To Save Nimba County Lives from Ebola

first_img“We need Ebola Treatment Centers and other anti-Ebola equipment, including ambulances, food and other basic health materials to save Nimbanians from contracting the deadly Ebola virus disease,” Dr. Collins Boah has said. Dr. Collins, who is the County Health Officer for Nimba, made the passionate appeal to the Liberian government and other prominent citizens of the county during the fund raising dinner program in support of the Ebola prevention and Interventions.The Fund Raising Dinner program, held at the Monrovia City Hall last Saturday, brought together government officials, prominent citizens of Nimba County and supporters.According to Dr. Collins, it is sad that majority of the Nimbanians are dying in numbers everyday from the deadly Ebola Virus disease.He said it cost US$225 per vehicle daily to fuel ambulances bringing patients to Monrovia ETUs and testing centers.Ebola Virus is a very expensive disease, he observed, stressing the need for the government and the citizens of Nimba to involve themselves actively in the fight against the virus.“Everyday day and night we have dead bodies in the streets and in homes, even while our people are keeping sick people in their houses.  So we need to see how best to get ETUs and ambulances to help carry out contact tracing .”Dr.Collins indicated that if the support is not given to the health workers in the county, he fears that Ganta will be locked down and health workers will stop work because of the dangers they face.He used the ceremony to call on the Nimba Caucus to get to various towns and villages in Nimba to educate the people both in English and the local languages, Gio, Mano and Mandingo, about the disease.  He urged the citizens not to hide any sick or effected persons in their homes.Dr. Collins also complained that the citizens throw stones at the burial teams and health workers in the county which had led to three health workers being injured and the damage of two ambulances in the county.“If the people of Nimba don’t put stop to rioting the health workers, an if there is  no protective gear, food and medication for our people, we are sorry that the nurses will stop work and we will not hold them responsible because they are humans and needs to be protected,” Dr.Collins warned.At the same the Executive Director of Liberia Crusaders for Peace(LCP)  Ambassador Juli Endee joined Dr.Collins to appealed to the Government and Nimba citizens to help  support the health workers by  making  sure the county have ETUs,protective gears,food,medications and useful items to save the lives of  our children, women and citizens in the county.Cultural Ambassador Endee, treasurer of the Nimba County Anti-Ebola Resource Mobilization Committee (NCACRCM),   educated the audience on the danger of the deadly Ebola virus  and how it is destroying the lives of the Liberian people.   “Ebola can kill but most importantly it can be eradicated from our counties and country, we are appealing to everyone to help us get treatment centers in Nimba and save the lives of our children, women and citizens,”Amb. Endee pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liard River Fire continues to grow

first_imgThere is currently a fire ban on category 2 and 3 fires in provincial parks and on public lands. The Prince George Fire Center is also advising ATV motorists to take precaution when driving in the backcountry.ATVs and motorcycle exhaust systems produce extreme heat, which could ignite any dry materials in the area. Fire crews are still battling the Liard River Fire, which has now reached more than 230 square kilometers in size.Fire Information Officer Jillian Chimko says the fire is now 30 per cent contained, after burning for more than two weeks. [asset|aid=1516|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4be23690c8fa8bca26e43270c231a8e8-Chimko 1_2_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Firefighters are now getting extra help from Ontario crews, who were flown in on Friday. Residents in Coal River, Fireside, and Muddy River Indian Reserve #1 remain on evacuation alert, after two evacuation orders were sent out during the past two weeks. Meanwhile, Chimko says this summer is looking to be drier than usual. She says anyone out in the backcountry should take extra precaution when handling fires. [asset|aid=1517|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4be23690c8fa8bca26e43270c231a8e8-Chimko 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

Antelope Valley jobs

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nearly 20,000 Antelope Valley residents work in local aerospace industry jobs — some 11,200 at Edwards Air Force Base, with others at Mojave Airport and Air Force Plant 42. An additional 40,000 or so hold other jobs around the Antelope Valley in schools, hospitals, stores, government offices or in newer industries that have moved in, seeking affordable land and available workers. More than 50,000 commute daily between the Antelope Valley and jobs in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles or elsewhere. Antelope Valley businesses last year added nearly 8,900 jobs. Here are some of the Antelope Valley’s top private employers. Lockheed Martin: 3,900 employees make parts for the F-22 fighter, modify C-130 transports, overhaul F-117 stealth fighters and U-2 spy planes and conduct other duties, some top secret. Los Angeles County: 3,600 work in county offices in the Antelope Valley. Northrop Grumman: 2,300 workers assemble parts of the F-35 joint strike fighter and Global Hawk robot spy planes and do modifications to B-2 stealth bombers. Antelope Valley Hospital: 2,200 people work in the landmark medical center. Antelope Valley Union High School District: 2,100 employees serve the region’s ninth- through 12th-graders and their parents. Wal-Mart: 2,000 people work in four Antelope Valley stores. Palmdale School District: 1,800 people work as administrators, teachers and support staff. Lancaster School District: 1,500 employees work in the K-8 schools. California State Prison-Los Angeles County: 1,300 administrators, guards and support staff run the prison. Countrywide Home Loans: 1,000 people work in the loan-servicing center that opened in 2003. U.S. Borax: Almost 800 employees mine borates in a 650-foot-deep open-pit mine that is one of the world’s largest. They also work in the neighboring refinery. Boeing: 750 employees work on aircraft and space projects in Palmdale and at Edwards Air Force Base. Rite Aid: About 700 employees staff a million-square-foot distribution center big enough to cover 19 football fields. The center opened in 1999 and supplies more than 400 stores in three states. Federal Aviation Administration: 500 people work at Palmdale’s flight control center, managing all aircraft coming in to Southern California airports Lance Camper: 300 people build truck campers at a plant that opened in Lancaster in 1997. Anderson-Barrows: 350 workers manufacture pipes and fittings. Deluxe Corp.: More than 350 people work printing checks and other financial instruments. U.S. Pole: 300 people manufacture streetlight poles.last_img read more


first_imgJohn DowneyA FORMER Sinn Fein spin doctor today insisted that unionists knew years ago about  a deal that so-called ‘On The Runs’ would not be pursued by police.And Danny Morrison says many of them actually picked up their clearance letters from PSNI stations. He spoke out after a court in Britain ruled that Donegal-based John Downey, a republican originally from County Clare, would not face prosecution for the deaths of four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Hyde Park in London in 1982.“The fact is that the DUP and the UUP knew about the clearance letters and that people had to sign for them in RUC barracks in some instances,” said Mr Morrison today.“It’s a nonsense that the DUP did not know about the letters stating to people that they were not wanted.”The PSNI has now apologised for issuing the letter which led to Mr Downey’s case being dropped.He has consistently denied involvement in the incident and has worked tirelessly for the peace process for 20 years.JOHN DOWNEY: UNIONISTS KNEW ABOUT DEAL, SAYS LEADING REPUBLICAN was last modified: February 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:danny morrisonJohn Downeylast_img read more

Over 1,200 Inishowen properties affected by power cut

first_imgA power outage has hit properties in various locations of the Inishowen peninsula today, affecting over 1,200 ESB customers.The unplanned outage which occurred after 1pm is due to a fault. Homes and businesses near Muff, Quigleys Point and Buncrana have been affected.ESB service workers are currently carrying out repair works. It is estimated that power will be restored by 5pm today. Customers can follow ESB Powercheck at for updates.Over 1,200 Inishowen properties affected by power cut was last modified: December 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ESBInishowenpower outagelast_img read more

Missing Dog: Have you seen Oliver?

first_imgUPDATE: Oliver has been found, thanks to all who shared this post.An appeal has been launched to find a missing dog in the Mountain Top area. Oliver is a light brown and white Beagle who has been missing since 1pm on Saturday.He was last seen on the Oran Hill, Mountain Top.His owners are anxious to see him returned home safely.If you have any information to share please email and we will pass on the message to the owners. Missing Dog: Have you seen Oliver? was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MISSING DOGlast_img read more

After Effects Video Tutorial: Stamp or Icon Impact

first_img12Add the same wiggle expression to the rotation of the null object and multiply it by .1. 9Go to the GrayMachine site and copy their inertia script. 2Create a new background solid, any color will work. You also probably want to set your shape fill to white. 1Create a new composition and add in circular shape. Add a merge paths effect and subtract a star from the circle. 6Set the start position to be off screen. 8Set keyframes of 0 50 and 0 to coincide with the stamp landing on the background. Make your motion titles more impactful with this After Effects trick.One of the hardest things to do as a motion designer is to create realistic physics in Adobe After Effects. In the following video tutorial we will take a look at how to preserve and create realistic inertia in Adobe After Effects. The video covers:Using the merge layers effect on shapesUsing inertia scriptsUsing sliders to dictate expressions.The inertia script is a great tool for any physics based projects. You can download it from GreyMachine.Don’t want to watch the video? Follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below. Click any image for larger view.  3Make everything 3D and create a new null object. 11Add a wiggle expression to the position of the null object, 1 times per second with the second parameter of the null object being parented to the slider control. 7Add a slider control to the null object. 5Set keyframes for where you want your stamp to end. 4Parent both the shape and the background to the 3D null object. 10Alt-click on the slider keyframe and paste in the script. 13Add a noise HLS to the background to simulate texture. Have any other uses for an inertia script? Share in the comments below.last_img read more