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Brathwaite powers Pride to win


first_img Brathwaite then allied with Chase in an up tempo 66-run, fourth wicket stand off 46 balls, which pushed Pride past the 200-run mark. Test batsman Chase clobbered a four and three sixes in a 27-ball cameo, but once he was bowled by Pervez in the 45th over, Pride lost their next six wickets for 42 runs. ICC Americas’ run chase was in peril as early as the fourth ball of the innings when Hakeem Dobson was caught at the wicket off Roach without scoring, and captain Nitish Kumar followed for one off the first ball of the second over when he was bowled by Holder, with three runs on the board. They were in further trouble at seven for three in the third over when Kamau Leverock, coming off a half-century in his last innings, departed for just one after cutting Roach to Warrican at third man. Amsterdam and Srimantha Wijeyeratne (1) put on 29 for the fourth wicket before three quick wickets tumbled for as many runs in the space of 11 balls. Tottering on 39 for six, Allen blasted a four and four sixes in a 32-run, seventh wicket partnership with Saad bin Zafar (4) but the latter’s dismissal, lbw to off-spinner Ashley Nurse in the 18th over, brought a swift end to the innings. FOURTH-WICKET STAND LUCAS STREET, Barbados, (CMC): Opener Kraigg Brathwaite’s second Regional Super50 hundred inspired unbeaten Barbados Pride to a commanding 171-run victory over ICC Americas in a one-sided contest at Windward Cricket Ground here yesterday. In another imperious display by the hosts, they stormed to 282 for nine off their allotted 50 overs after opting to bat first, and then bundled out ICC Americas for 111 in the 34th over, to seal their fifth straight win. Test batsman Brathwaite followed up his 101 against Guyana Jaguars just over a week ago with 108 off 134 deliveries, while left-hander Jonathan Carter sustained his good form with 57 and Roston Chase, 40. Leg-spinner Timil Patel (3-57) and fast bowler Cecil Pervez (3-58) claimed three wickets apiece. Captain and seamer Jason Holder then crippled the ICC Americas run chase with a brilliant spell of three for 25 from 10 overs while left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican (2-18) and fast bowler Kemar Roach (2-22) supported with two wickets apiece. All-rounder Timroy Allen stroked a typically whirlwind 36 off 25 balls while Alex Amsterdam chipped in with 30. But they were the only two to pass 20 as ICC Americas slumped to 39 for six in the 12th over and never really recovered. ICC Americas had earlier struck the first blow of the contest when Anthony Alleyne fell cheaply for two with three runs on the board in the second over. However, Brathwaite led the recovery in an innings that included seven fours and six, and which anchored three successive half-century stands He put on 79 for the second wicket with Shai Hope who made 27 and another 92 for the third wicket with Carter, whose knock was a busy one requiring just 56 balls and including three fours and a six.last_img read more


Nationals deliver for Ceres-Negros


first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours But Azkals coach Thomas Dooley will welcome the news that some of his reliable players like siblings Manny and Mike Ott and Carlie De Murga stepped up to deliver solid games for the Busmen.Manny finally played the full 90 minutes for the Busmen for the first time since suffering a knee injury in October, while younger brother, Mike, created the two goals for Bienve Marañon and Patrick Reichelt, who is also expected to be called up for the match against Tajikistan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDe Murga was a rock on defense even as his distribution out of the back proved key in keeping the Ceres attack going.Based on statistics released by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), De Murga completed 80 out of 84 passes, underlining his quality on the ball.Reichelt, who has struggled with injuries, came off the bench to make an impact with the opening goal set up by Mike Ott’s cross from the left.Ott also danced past three defenders before picking out Maranon for the second goal.The Busmen resume their AFC Cup bid on Wednesday against Shan United in Yangon. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ceres-Negros’ fine form augurs well not only for the Busmen’s bid to retain the Asean zone championship in the AFC Cup, but also for the national team, which is facing a tough final match in Asian Cup qualifying against Tajikistan late this month.The Busmen are currently on top of Group F of the AFC Cup following the 2-0 win over Shan United on Tuesday night at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.ADVERTISEMENT S’woods takes 4 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_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 The Azkals face Tajikistan on March 27 at Rizal Memorial Stadium, needing at least a draw to qualify for the Asian Cup next year in the United Arab Emirates.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


Live Register hits 10-year low


first_imgFigures released by the CSO this morning show that 2,900 people were taken off the Live Register during December 2017, reducing the seasonally adjusted total to 241,300.The number of persons on the Live Register in December 2017 is at the lowest number recorded since August 2008.During 2017, a total of 40,234 people signed off the Live Register. Most people (58.6% or 138,350) on the Live Register were short-term claimants, compared to 97,918 long-term claimants.There were 51,159 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in December 2017, which represents 21.7% of the total Live Register. This compares with 59,908 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register one year earlier, which also represented 21.7% of the total Live Register.In the year to December 2017 the number of persons aged 25 and over on the Live Register decreased by 34,624 (-14.1%), and the number of persons aged under 25 decreased by 5,610 (-18.5%).There were 15,293 new registrants on the Live Register in December 2017, consisting of 7,461 Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA) claims, 7,200 Jobseekers Benefit (JB) claims and 632 “Other Registrants”. Males accounted for 53.5% (8,177) and females 46.5% (7,116) of all new registrants. JA claims represented 48.8% of all new registrations, while JB claims and “Other Registrants” represented 47.1% and 4.1% respectively. Craft and related (17.6%) remained the largest occupational group1 on the Live Register in December, despite the fact that the number in the group fell over the year by 8,607 (-17.1%) to 41,622. This was also largest annual percentage decrease followed by the Sales group which decreased 16.9%.In November the CSO revealed that the rate of unemployment hit 6%, a figure which has not been seen since June 2008 – having previously been as high as 15.2% at the height of the recession in January 2012.These figures show that Ireland’s rate of unemployment is well below the Euro zone average of 8.9%.Live Register hits 10-year low was last modified: January 5th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CSOlive registerstatisticslast_img read more