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18
Nov
2020

The State Inspectorate closed over 20 restaurants contrary to the instructions of the Ministry of Tourism and the decisions of the Civil Protection Headquarters

first_img“Yesterday, state inspectors banned work for 30 days and sealed over 20 restaurants in Zagreb, Rijeka and other cities for issuing food in front of restaurants. Tekka, Rustica, Čingač and many others were closed. This process will cause several hundred more unnecessarily lost jobs”Said Vedran Jakominić, member of the Board of Directors of GLAS PODUZETNIKA and Vice President of the National Association of Caterers.  The time has long come to reset the entire State, let alone after this crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. To avoid a potential lawsuit, I will write a review on this topic, when the emotions calm down a bit.  And Jakominić rightly asks: Entrepreneurs, do you feel protected? Do you feel calm and secure when representatives of the inspectorate, tax administration, customs or representatives of the Ministry of the Interior come to your premises? When they come to your shabby offices where you spend most of your working day and do your best to do everything by law, do you book by regulations? Do you feel safe and protected when you need advice, suggestion, or when reading laws that concern you? Do you have the peace of mind that, when you do all the best you know, in accordance with everything you have managed to find out, when representatives of the Government come, who are there to ensure the functioning of society on our behalf, to correct you where you are wrong, refer you to protocols and procedures and clarify unknowns?We long for Croatia 2.0. in which the job of the state and its bodies is to perform the joint affairs of its citizens, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and for the benefit of all its citizens – equally, concludes Jakominić. For further interpretation in accordance with the actions of the inspectorate contrary to such a recommendation of the COMPETENT MINISTRY, the CZRH Headquarters did not respond to inquiries from the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association, despite the fact that the coordinator of the Headquarters was Mr. Karas on April 02.04.2020, XNUMX. stressed the importance of a clear and unambiguous interpretation, and that he would ask the Headquarters to do the same. So, all the mentioned restaurants acted on the instructions of the Ministry of Tourism and respecting all safety protocols, and we have documented correspondence for that. Why are we asking for this? Because they acted contrary to the instructions of the competent ministry and because they did not report the possible incorrect interpretation of their superior ministry, requested correction and informed people who risked their health in the field by acting contrary to the expert instructions of the epidemiological service. Because they either arbitrarily punished in this insane situation, or if they didn’t, they allowed thousands of restaurant workers across the country to work outside the safety conditions provided for them by the expert team of people managing this crisis. We insist that all sentences imposed in these and such situations be annulled immediately, and that the facilities be provided with safe operation. We also demand that public sector officials include a novelty in their actions, which is working in harmony and cooperation with entrepreneurs, and not harassing, humiliating and punishing people who not only feed the private sector, but also fill the state coffers. in a statement by the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association. Immediately after the CZRH decision was made, an inquiry was sent to the address of the Ministry of Tourism related to this situation, and an official response was received at 15:20 pm on March 19.3.2020, XNUMX. year reads: “The customer can pick up the ordered food in person on the doorstep of the facility or in its immediate vicinity. ” Voice of Entrepreneurs Association: We ask that inspectors respond to such actions away from serviceThe Voice of Entrepreneurs Association hereby requests that in accordance with the interests of our country, inspectors responsible for such actions and their superiors who gave them such a task be removed from office, and that they be assigned to jobs according to their real abilities or finally share the fate of those in whose interest work and to become part of unemployment statistics.  The conclusion is that the formation of the Inspectorate, which jointly took over the inspection activities instead of the competent ministries, was a hasty decision for which no competencies were provided, since the Inspectorate acts contrary to the only valid interpretation of the competent ministry, which is superior to the inspectorate. After the establishment of the inspectorate, it was promised that before its entry into force, all relevant regulations would be clearly stated on their website – however, that promise was not fulfilled! It is promised that the advisory role will first be occupied, which will warn first!center_img “In the most difficult moment for small entrepreneurs, the inspectorate does just the opposite and adds a new layer of insecurity to the tray of perpetually exposed entrepreneurs. We are facing a gradual normalization with additional conditions. Can we trust the Inspectorate to ensure uniform and clear treatment in the best interests of all citizens – even those who pay taxes? To comply with all available information, a “reward” of 30 days of closed facility and an as yet unknown amount of the fine will follow! ” Jakominić points out Article 49 of the Croatian Constitution states: “Entrepreneurial and market freedom are the foundation of the economic structure of the Republic. The state ensures all entrepreneurs an equal legal position on the market. Monopolies are forbidden. The Republic encourages economic progress and social well-being of its citizens and takes care of the economic development of all its regions.” Yesterday, over 20 restaurants in the entire territory of Croatia were closed for 30 days due to the issuance of food in front of the facilities or which was taken to the car. Insights into the minutes of the State Inspectorate, the decisions state that Article 9a of the Law on Catering Activity has been violated, ie that it is a matter of ‘Acting contrary to the decision of the CZRH Headquarters’. I don’t know how to write this article without using a whole range of derogatory words, because in the current situation, for someone to take the right to interpret the laws as he wants, despite the instructions of the MINT and the decisions of the Civil Protection Headquarters, it really is for the category: Is this possible? The state inspectorate banned the operation and sealed over 20 restaurants, thus directly ignoring the recommendations of the Ministry of Tourism. Photo: Pexels.comlast_img read more

20
Oct
2020

Support Cobb in 21st District Dem primary

first_imgOn June 26, New York state voters will have an opportunity to cast an important primary vote for our representation in Congressional District 21 for the 116th Congress. There are many qualified candidates on the Democratic side, but one has set herself apart as most deserving: Tedra Cobb.Considering the many reasons to choose a candidate, these stand out: integrity, energy, intention, leadership and experience. Tedra Cobb is the only candidate who matches all criteria with a record of elected public service and bipartisanship.Unlike our current representative, Elise Stefanik, Cobb has lived in the district for decades, raised a family and started a business, all the while serving her community. With a pubic record of accountability, Cobb’s supporters in her home county of St. Lawrence enthusiastically embrace her candidacy, providing us with the largest number of petition signatures of any Democratic congressional candidate in this race –which bodes well for the election win in the fall.Tedra Cobb embodies the independence, grit and kindness of the North Country. Her election effort has exhibited the leadership necessary to bring the district the kind of candidate we deserve: one who listens, one who is accessible to the constituents and one who is representative of our best selves. It’s for these reasons that I ask you to vote for Tedra Cobb to represent the people of Congressional District 21.Julie A. WashSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

01
Oct
2020

Stoneblower provides ballast maintenance solution

first_imgINTRO: A five-year development programme culminated in Britain’s infrastructure company Railtrack officially receiving the first fleet-build Stoneblower from Pandrol Jackson on June 13. Maintenance contractors are eager to receive further Stoneblowers to help them meet demands for high quality track at affordable cost. Andrew Hellawell saw the first machine in actionON JUNE 13 RAILTRACK took ownership of its first track maintenance vehicle. Despite being charged with maintaining Britain’s railway infrastructure, on the post-privatised railway it is the infrastructure maintenance companies who own and operate track machines. Until then, Railtrack owned only de-icers and similar units.Arrival of Stoneblower 1 does not mark a change in Railtrack policy, but the culmination of work by Pandrol Jackson in developing Stoneblower under an agreement which demanded completion, commissioning and testing to Railtrack’s exhaustive Group Standards before delivery. For Pandrol Jackson this was a high risk project for a demanding customer, but also one with great potential.Pandrol Jackson was selected by competitive tender in 1992 (RG 8.92 p501) to carry out development work for a production unit with the former Network SouthEast civil engineering department, building on the PBI 84 prototype developed by Plasser and BR Research. Reorganisation of the British railway industry for privatisation saw newly-created Railtrack ratify the original agreement. BR and subsequently Railtrack was not liable to make any payment until performance targets could be seen to have been met. Stoneblower was to be able to maintain all track qualities under a tight performance specification for reliability, availability and output.Even before SB1 was in Railtrack ownership, Pandrol Jackson began work on two more machines. These should be available by the end of this year, with the rest of the £21m fleet of eight Stoneblowers to be delivered by the end of 1998. An option for three more is expected to be exercised shortly.Different approachThe aim of the Stoneblower programme was to find a way of improving on traditional methods of tamping. In particular, solutions were to be sought to the problem of ’ballast memory’ – the tendency of track to deteriorate rapidly back to its pre-tamped condition – and the creation of dirt in the ballast through the action of conventional tampers.Tampers operate by lifting the track and then using tines to compress the ballast into the void under each sleeper. In doing so the ballast chips are forced against each other, breaking off pieces which add to the amount of dirt in the trackbed – reducing the effectiveness of the ballast for support and drainage of the track. Each tamper pass can generate as much as 4 kg of dirt per sleeper. The effect of ballast memory amplifies this problem. While the ballast may be temporarily arranged to support the sleepers, it doesn’t take many passing trains to shakedown the substructure, and with the reduced volume of effective ballast available this means that the track soon requires expensive reballasting or at least ballast cleaning.Giving ballast amnesiaIn contrast, Stoneblower works by adding new material where required, overcoming the ballast memory effect. Ballast damage is cut to a small fraction of that generated by tamping, because the existing ballast is left largely untouched.Before treatment begins, Stoneblower passes over the section of track to be treated at 16 km/h, taking detailed alignment measurements (top and level). The data is processed by an on-board computer which runs Automatic Track Alignment (ATA) software developed by British Rail Research. A new track design is computed and displayed to the operator, and if accepted Stoneblower begins automated track treatment. Using a touch-screen interface, the operator can specify limits on changes to the existing alignment which might be imposed by the need to maintain track centre under catenary, or around level crossings.Stoneblower then executes its treatment pass, in the reverse direction to its measurement run. The track above pairs of sleepers is raised, and stone injection nozzles pushed down through the ballast. Small stone chips up to 20mm grade are drawn from a hopper at one end of the unit, and blown through the nozzles into the cavity under the sleeper, and the track is then lowered into its new geometry.Forces exerted on existing ballast are much smaller, resulting in generation of fewer fines. Typically 10 passes by a Stoneblower would result in less than 5 kg of dirt, while 10 tampings would damage up to 40 kg of ballast.The process of sequencing onto the next sleepers is automatic, with an output rate of over 350m/h. This is currently of the order of that obtained from tampers running ATA, but is expected to improve with time to about 440m/h. This means that about 4 km could be treated in a single shift.Better afterlifeThe true measure of the effectiveness of a treatment is not how fast it can be executed, but how long the effects last. This is where the Stoneblower process shows its potential most clearly. Treating a poor section of track with a tamper could improve the top’s typical standard deviation from 1·94 to 0·82, but following the resumption of traffic it could be back to 1·95 within just nine weeks. A similar section of track treated by the Stoneblower improved from 2·08 to 1·17, and took three years to deteriorate down to 2·10 (Table I).Not all track conditions can be treated economically by Stoneblower. Rectification of long-wavelength vertical geometry would require impractical quantities of stone chippings, and there are limits on the amount of track lift that could be achieved – probably no more than 40mm.Spinoff benefitsThe most obvious advantage of overcoming ballast memory is the extension of time between maintenance work. More durable track geometry will cut the number of track possessions required, and thus the impact of engineering work on timetables. However, if sections of track which are presently deemed as ’untampable’ can have their speed restrictions lifted, there are knock-on benefits to the whole railway network through reduced wear and tear, and faster schedules.Reducing ballast damage has great economic benefit. About half of the damage to ballast comes from track maintenance work, a quarter from traffic, and the remainder from atmospheric action or material spillage. Initial results from Stoneblower suggest that the reduction in ballast damage is sufficient to cut the total by 50% – in effect doubling ballast life. Indeed, the places where tamping is at present needed most frequently are those where the greatest improvement is shown (Table II).For a network with many secondary lines, such as in Great Britain, Stoneblower offers particular advantages where traffic levels do not warrant the cost of full trackbed reconstruction. Problem sections can be brought back to ’as new’ condition inexpensively, and without relaying or reballasting. In demandAs owner of SB1, Railtrack is now in the difficult position of deciding which of its infrastructure maintenance contractors can use it. ’Stoneblower is so good that as there is only one machine, everyone wants it; the others whinge when they can’t have it’, remarked Railtrack’s Director of Civil Engineering Nigel Ogilvie.One contractor has an advantage. During privatisation the former Network SouthEast Civil Engineering department, which sponsored early Stoneblower development, became part of Amec Rail. With it went the engineers involved, and so Amec continued as a consultant on the project, completing development and testing trials for Railtrack, and providing crew for SB1.Amec Rail’s project manager Paul Strange explained that great attention was given to ensuring the crew achieve the best performance from Stoneblower. Psychometric tests ensured people with the right aptitude for particular on-board functions were chosen. The crew consists of a captain, technician and maintainer, who work as a team following a plan-do-review approach.Amec also examined operational issues, which have resulted in the machine being a self-contained unit designed for servicing ’in the field’ rather than in workshops, and with only basic requirements for stabling points where ballast chippings and fuel can be loaded.Where next?Pandrol Jackson, Railtrack and Amec Rail are confident that Stoneblower will live up to the high expectations it has raised. When further machines arrive in Britain they will be in great demand from track maintenance contractors. They also expect international interest, and are confident that the option for three extra Stoneblowers will be taken up, even if these machines don’t remain in Railtrack ownership in the long-term.Five years of development have produced what Pandrol Jackson’s President & CEO Alex Zaydel describes as ’probably the most sophisticated piece of maintenance machinery out there’. With Railtrack acceptance achieved, Pandrol Jackson can examine the international market.There may be scope for bigger, faster, more complex machines able to treat switches and crossings, or a need for a simpler, cheaper Stoneblower. Development will be driven by maintenance contractors aiming to cut the whole-life cost of good quality track. oCAPTION: The most expensive shovel in the world. Stoneblower automates the age-old function of lifting and packing under sleepers, but addition of material to an already compacted formation gives longevity to the new track geometryCAPTION: The work-head (inset) includes a rail/sleeper lifter, and nozzles which are pushed down through the ballast (main picture). Stone chippings are blown out through the side of the nozzle into the void under the sleeper before the track is lowered into placeCAPTION: Top and alignment are measured in detail, giving data which allows Stoneblower to design the new track profileStoneblower is a self-contained unit, carrying up to 16 tonnes of ballast chippings in a hopper. A boom-mounted grabber allows the operator to refill on siteTABLE: Table I. Variation in standard deviation Tamper StoneblowerPre-treatment 1·94 2·08Post-treatment 0·82 -After 5 days 1·45 -After 9 weeks 1·95 1·17After 22 weeks – 1·18After 59 weeks – 1·52After 3 years – 2·10TABLE: Table II. Ballast cleaning frequencyWith tampers With Stoneblower18 months 3 years12 months 3 1??2 years6 months 5 1??4 yearsReader EnquiryNumbersRailtrack 121Pandrol Jackson 122Amec Rail 123Stoneblower technical specificationDesign output m/h 440Gross weight tonnes 113Maximum axleload tonnes 18Length m 32·2Maximum speed km/h 100Engine Cummins KTTA19CPower rating hp @1950rev/min 700Auxiliary electrical output kW 28Track lifting mm 0 to 80Track slewing mm 0 to 40Minimum working radius m 150Fuel capacity litres 4500Stone capacity tonnes 16Stone usage tonnes/km 4 to 7Stone chipping size, max mm 28Index time (sleeper pair) sec 3Blowing time sec 0·3 to 11Stone delivery kg 0·5 to 22last_img read more

24
Sep
2020

ATV Poker Run benefits Milan Navy Sea Cadets

first_imgOsgood, In. — Osgood American Legion Post 267 will hold an ATV Poker Run Saturday, August 19. Registration begins at 11 a.m. in Legion Park on U.S. 421, ride begins at noon. The ride begins and ends at the park with, stops to be determined.The $25 fee will help toward the purchase of a bus to transport the Milan Chapter of the Navy Sea Cadets. The fee includes one passenger, additional passengers are $5. For more information please call 812-498-2997.last_img

21
Sep
2020

Wenger ready to commit to Gunners

first_img Press Association Arsene Wenger is ready to commit his long-term future to Arsenal and has held preliminary contract talks with the club. “The link with PSG is there because I’m French and I know the owners. But if that was the case then I would be there already. I’m not at PSG because my heart is with Arsenal.” Wenger’s Arsenal are without a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup but Wenger believes that after several years which have seen them unable or unwilling to match the biggest players in the transfer market, they can now compete. Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez have been mentioned as possible attacking targets along with Real Madrid’s Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain. And Wenger said: “They are all realistic targets quality-wise, but not all of them are available to join us. We have better financial resources than the years before and it is resources we have created ourselves. “That is massively important to us. For years we were out of the race for the top-level transfers but we are coming back now because we are in a better financial situation and also because of Financial Fair Play. “I knew when I committed to my last contract and the contract before that the club were going through a very sensitive period, because we had less financial resources and the challenge was to stay at the top and in the Champions League during that period. “We are coming out of that period and I hope in the next two or three years the club will be competing for the Premier League.” The landscape facing the Gunners in that battle has changed significantly with the appointment of new managers at all of last season’s top three, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. And Wenger said: “This is the biggest change in the top four in all the time I’ve been with Arsenal. Is the league more open than before? We don’t know, nobody knows. “But we’ve got the most stability and we hope to take advantage of that. There was a big gap between us and Manchester United last season and our challenge is to bridge that gap. “But you go to Manchester City, they will want to win the league. You go to Manchester United, it’s the same, to Liverpool, to Chelsea, everybody will want to win the league.” The Frenchman’s current deal expires next season and he was linked earlier this summer with Paris St Germain, who eventually appointed Laurent Blanc as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor. But Wenger told several national newspapers: “I am committed to staying longer at this club. I’ve already had a chat with Ivan. It went very well, not a problem. last_img read more

21
Sep
2020

Tandem puts it all together

first_img Press Association Tandem was the best horse on show at Navan and showed all of his Flat quality in the navanracecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle. “We’ll look for a winners’ of one and go from there. He was unlucky not to win in Galway. He’s a big powerful horse, a very strong horse. We still have homework to do on his jumping. It was satisfactory today, but will get better.” Icy Reply had to pull out all the stops to justify 15-8 favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Hurdle. Dessie Hughes’ grey seemed in trouble as the front-running Urtheoneiwant quickened clear two out, with Mark Enright working hard on the market leader. But she eventually knuckled down and improved to jump the last in unison with the long-time leader, and stuck her neck out to pass the post three-quarters of a length to the good. Hughes said: “It’s a nice race to find for her. We were going to run in the beginners chase at Kilbeggan last night and she has been schooled over fences. “She jumped a bit scatty there and maybe didn’t know what we were doing. We saw this race and the conditions looked right. She’s done well for a four-year-old. She’ll go chasing now as she’ll get great allowances.” Brand Ambassador (12-1) had been sidelined for two years heading into the Navan Welcomes Owners Today Maiden Hurdle, but he lacked nothing in the way of fitness and registered a six-and-a-half-length success for Gordon Elliott and Barry Geraghty. Jarob (12-1) came up short over the larger obstacles at the Galway Festival but was a different proposition in the Racing Again Saturday 27th September Handicap Hurdle and after taking up the running before the last, sped away to beat Tico by eight lengths. Coldstonesober (8-1) quickened into a clear lead between the last two in the Follow Navan On Facebook Handicap Hurdle and the move proved decisive as he held Blue Ridge Lane at bay. center_img Sent off the 1-2 favourite to atone for a defeat at Galway on his jumping bow, the Dermot Weld-trained five-year-old was always to the fore and hardly broke sweat to score by three and a quarter lengths. His trainer said: “He did it impressively. He just missed the last and still has plenty to learn. When he puts it all together he’s potentially a very high-class hurdle horse. last_img read more

20
Sep
2020

Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate

first_imgLeganes, April 21: Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.Clinging to their faint hope of avoiding relegation, the visitors dominated the opening 10 minutes of Friday’s La Liga match at the Butarque Stadium in suburban Madrid and it was only Lucas Perez’s inability to finish that prevented Depor from taking a 2-0 lead, reports EFE news agency. Also Read – Meghalayan mid-fielder Phrangki Buam joins ISL side FC Goa The initiative then passed to Leganes, led by El Zhar, who narrowly missed from open play before threatening again on a set piece.The hosts started the second half much better than the first and grew in confidence as the match entered the final 30 minutes, but the goal never came and the contest ended scoreless.Leganes, with 40 points from 34 matches, are 12 above Depor, who in turn trail 17th place Levante by six points. IANSlast_img read more

19
Sep
2020

CA defends ‘notification of pregnancy’ policy for women

first_imgCRICKET Australia (CA) has defended its policy of asking women players to declare if they are pregnant when they sign a central contract.CA’s chief executive James Sutherland says the organisation has not broken any anti-discrimination rules and the policy is a “health and safety issue”.He added: “We are fully aware of our obligations as an employer.”The England & Wales Cricket Board says it does not have a “notification of pregnancy” rule for women cricketers.“As employees of the ECB, England women’s centrally contracted players are supported by the full terms of maternity conditions, as per any other female non-playing ECB employee,” an ECB statement read.“They are not required to declare if they are pregnant before they sign their contract.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

19
Sep
2020

AP Sportlight

first_img2011 — The Southwest regional is the first in NCAA men’s basketball history with three double-digit seeded teams in the semifinals. Virginia Commonwealth, an 11th seed, beats 10th seed Florida State 72-71 in overtime, and the top-seeded Kansas defeats No. 12 seed Richmond 77-57 in the region’s other semifinal.2012 — In the NBA’s first quadruple-overtime game since 1997, Joe Johnson scores 37 points and Josh Smith adds 22 to lead the Atlanta Hawks past Utah 139-133. The four overtimes tie for the third-longest game in NBA history.March 261944 — St. John’s, coached by Joe Lapchick, cruises by DePaul 47-39 to become the first back-to-back winner of the National Invitation Tournament.1946 — Hank Iba’s Oklahoma A&M Aggies beat North Carolina 43-40 for their second straight NCAA men’s basketball title. Bob Kurland scores 23 points, including the first two dunks in NCAA tournament history. March 291929 — The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to complete a two-game sweep.1940 — Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paychek in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.1941 — Wisconsin, led by Gene Englund’s 13 points, wins the NCAA basketball championship with a 39-34 victory over Washington State.1952 — George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers scores an NBA playoff record 47 points in an 88-78 loss in Game 1 of the Western Division Finals against Rochester. March 20, 2020 2003 — Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko wins his second world figure skating title, edging American Tim Goebel.2005 — In the NCAA men’s basketball regional finals, Michigan State makes the most of its second overtime against Kentucky, pulling away 94-88. This is the first time in tournament history that three regional finals go to overtime. North Carolina beats Wisconsin 88-82 in regulation.2005 — Annika Sorenstam shoots a final-round 68 to finish at 15-under to win the Nabisco Championship by eight shots over Rosie Jones. It’s Sorenstam’s fifth win in a row over two seasons, tying a record set by Nancy Lopez in 1978. It’s also the 59th of the Swedish star’s LPGA Tour career — and her eighth major championship.2007 — Dallas beats New Orleans 105-89 for its 21st straight victory over the Hornets. The Hornets losing streak is the longest losing streak for one team against an opponent in the NBA, NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball. The Mavericks last loss in the series was Nov. 17, 1999, in Charlotte.2010 — Long shot Al Shemali wins the $5 million Dubai Duty Free, pulling away from a crowded field to pull off a surprisingly easy win in the Dubai World Cup. Al Shemali, at 40-1, starts slow then duels it out with Bankable before taking the lead for good. 2015 — Belmont breaks three NCAA Division I records and tied a fourth during a 20-run sixth inning in a 34-10 victory over UT Martin.2017 — Russell Westbrook has 57 points — the most in a triple-double in NBA history — 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic. Westbrook leads the Thunder to their largest comeback in team history, rallying Oklahoma City from a 21-point deficit in the second half.END ADV,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 1974 — Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors scores 64 points in a 143-120 victory over Portland.1987 — Southern Mississippi defeats La Salle 84-80 in the championship of the 50th NIT.1992 — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is sentenced to six years in prison for rape.1995 — Nanci Bowen wins the Dinah Shore, her first LPGA victory, by one stroke over Susie Redman.1996 — Mario Lemieux scores five goals and two assists in his first head-to-head competition against Wayne Gretzky in more than three years to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to an 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues. 1960 — Boston’s Bill Russell pulls down an NBA Finals record 40 rebounds, as the Celtics lose to St. Louis, 113-103.1962 — Elgin Baylor (45) and Jerry West (41) of the Los Angeles Lakers become the first teammates to both score 40 or more points in an NBA Playoff game. It isn’t enough as the Lakers lose to Detroit, 118-117, in a Western Division Finals game.1981 — Louisiana Tech routs Tennessee 79-59 for the AIAW basketball title.1982 — Michael Jordan’s jump shot with 16 seconds remaining gives North Carolina a 63-62 victory over Georgetown for the NCAA men’s basketball championship.1984 — The NFL Colts leave the city of Baltimore in the early hours of the morning, headed for Indianapolis. 1990 — Michael Jordan scores 69 points to help Chicago beat Cleveland 117-113 in overtime and clinch a playoff spot.1992 — Christian Laettner hits a 15-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give defending champion Duke a 104-103 overtime victory over Kentucky and a fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four.1992 — Eric Forkel posts a 217-133 victory over Bob Vespi in the title match of the $300,000 PBA National Championship. Vespi’s 133 sets a record for the lowest in tournament final history.1993 — Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets scores his 69th and 70th goals of the season in a 3-3 tie with Los Angeles Kings. Selanne is the eighth player, and first rookie, to have a 70-goal NHL season.1995 — Boston’s Dominique Wilkins scored 19 points in a 126-115 win at Miami, moving past Jerry West and into eighth place on the NBAs all-time scoring list with 25,207 points. 1950 — CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 in the NCAA basketball final to become the only team to win the NIT and NCAA titles in the same year. CCNY beat Bradley 69-61 in the NIT on March 18.1977 — Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59 for the NCAA basketball title.1982 — Louisiana Tech beats Cheyney State 76-62 in the NCAA’s first women’s basketball championship. The tournament replaces the AIAW championship which had been held since 1972.1985 — The North American Soccer League, reduced to two surviving franchises, suspends operations.1989 — Southwestern Louisiana pitchers Cathy McAllister and Stefni Whitton pitch back-to-back perfect games against Southeastern Louisiana, a first in NCAA Division I softball history. McAllister strikes out 10 in a 5-0 victory and Whitton has 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 triumph. 2002 — Utah’s John Stockton turns 40, becoming the 10th player in NBA history to play at that age. Stockton scores 20 points in the Jazz’s 109-105 victory over Houston.2004 — Ian Crocker closes out his career at Texas by setting a world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships, winning the event for the fourth straight year. Crocker wins in 49.07 seconds, joining Mark Spitz and Pablo Morales as the only swimmers to win the butterfly four times in NCAA championships history.2005 — In the NCAA men’s basketball regional finals, Louisville and Illinois make tremendous comebacks to force overtime and advance. Louisville, trailing by 20 to West Virginia, completes an amazing rally for a 93-85 win. Illinois, trailing by 15 with just four minutes to play, goes on a dazzling 20-5 run to send Arizona to a crushing 90-89 defeat.2006 — George Mason stuns No. 1 seed Connecticut 86-84 in overtime to become the first No. 11 seed to reach the men’s Final Four since LSU in 1986.2009 — Evan Lysacek becomes the first American in 13 years to win the World Figure Skating Championship thanks to a spectacular free skate. 1978 — Jack Givens scores 41 points to lead Kentucky to a 94-88 victory over Duke for the NCAA basketball title.1983 — Larry Holmes wins a unanimous 12-round decision over Lucien Rodriguez to retain his world heavyweight title in his hometown of Scranton, Pa.1991 — Kenny Ammann scores 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Stanford capture its first NIT title with a 78-72 victory over Oklahoma.1994 — Donna Andrews sinks a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dinah Shore by one stroke, her second straight victory and first LPGA major.1998 — Michael Jordan scores 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 89-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome — the largest crowd in NBA history. 2014 — The Philadelphia 76ers tie the NBA record for futility with their 26th straight loss, falling 120-98 to the Houston Rockets. Philadelphia match the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA’s worst skid.March 281939 — The barnstorming Renaissance Five beat the NBL champion Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to win the first annual World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago. Sports reporters of the day make no mention of the fact that all the Rens are black and the All-Stars are all white.1942 — Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38 for the NCAA basketball championship.1944 — Arnold Ferrin’s 22 points leads Utah to a 42-40 victory over Dartmouth for the NCAA basket championship. Associated Press 2013 — Jaromir Jagr earns his 1,000th career NHL assist in the Dallas Stars to a 5-3 victory over Minnesota.2013 — Wesley Low Jr., at age 15, becomes the youngest bowler ever to win a PBA Regional title — breaking a 34-year-old record set by PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber in 1979. The two-handed competitor defeats Deeronn Booker 299-234, to win the PBA Non-Champion West tournament at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. Low, a member of Junior Team USA who was 29 days shy of his 16th birthday, loses his bid for a perfect game in the title match when he leaves an 8 pin on his final shot.2014 — The Philadelphia 76ers snap their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 to avoid establishing a new longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history.2014 — Serena Williams wins a record seventh Key Biscayne title when she overcames a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open.2015 — Duke beats Gonzaga 66-52 to send coach Mike Krzyzewski to a 12th Final Four, matching coaching record by John Wooden. 2010 — Joe Mazzulla scores a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and West Virginia beat Kentucky 73-66 to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Butler, behind 22 points from Gordon Hayward, defeats Kansas State 63-56 in the West Regional final to advance to the Final Four.2011 — Jamie Skeen scores 26 points as Virginia Commonwealth delivers the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament, a 71-61 win over No. 1 seed Kansas in the Southwest Regional final. The Rams are the third 11th seed to make the Final Four. Brandon Knight scored 22 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky restores some order to the Final Four with a 76-69 win over second-seeded North Carolina in the East Regional final.2011 — Miami’s LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh accomplish something that hadn’t been done in more than 50 years. All have 30-10 nights — James with 33 points and 10 rebounds, Bosh with 31 points and 12 rebounds and Wade with 30 points and 11 boards — as the Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119. It’s the first time since February 1961 that three teammates finish with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in a non-overtime game.2013 — The Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak is snapped by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a furious comeback by LeBron James and his teammates falls short. The Heat finishes six games short of the record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.2014 — The Detroit Tigers agree to pay Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over the next 10 years. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 251934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters, beating Craig Wood by one stroke.1947 — Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, defeats Oklahoma 58-47 in the NCAA basketball championship. 2010 — Gilbert Arenas is sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house for bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin also adds a litany of conditions associated with the sentence — two years of probation, a $5,000 fine and 400 hours of community service.2011 — Victoire Pisa, one of three horses from Japan running in the Dubai World Cup, delivered some rare good news to the country by winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup. The winner edged another Japanese horse, Transcend, at the wire by a half length in the world’s richest horse race. Fans of Victoire Pisa were in tears as the national anthem played. Many of the Japanese teams wore black polo shirts with the word “hope” on the sleeve alongside Japan’s flag. On the back was the March 11 date of the earthquake and tsunami.2011 — Shelvin Mack scores 27 points, including five in overtime, as Butler returns to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida in the Southeast regional. Kemba Walker scores 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb adds 19 as Connecticut beats Arizona 65-63 to win the West regional.2012 — Jaime Alas scores in stoppage time and El Salvador forges a 3-3 tie that ousts the United States from Olympic qualifying. The Americans miss the Olympics for the second time since 1976.March 27 1987 — Tennessee routs Louisiana Tech 67-44 to win the NCAA women’s basketball championship.1990 — Houston’s Akeem Olajuwon is the third player in NBA history to achieve a quadruple double during a 120-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He scores 18 points, 16 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and 10 assists.1992 — Dottie Mochrie birdies No. 18 to force a playoff and beats Juli Inkster with par on the first hole of sudden death in the Dinah Shore tournament.1992 — Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi becomes the first American woman to win consecutive world figure skating championships since Peggy Fleming in 1968.1996 — The Vancouver Grizzlies break the NBA record for consecutive losses in a season with their 21st in a 105-91 loss to the Utah Jazz. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers and the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks lost 20 straight. 2006 — Oklahoma center Courtney Paris is the first freshman selected for The Associated Press All-America team in women’s basketball.2009 — Well Armed, ridden by Aaron Gryder, runs away with the $6 million Dubai World Cup by a record 14 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding turns the final race at Nad al Sheba into one to remember and claims the richest prize in horse racing. The winning margin nearly doubles the record of 7 3/4 lengths set by Curlin last year.2011 — Skylar Diggins scores 24 points and second-seeded Notre Dame upsets the top-seeded Lady Vols 73-59 to earn a spot in the Final Four. The Fighting Irish came in 0-20 all-time against the Lady Vols. Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominates the inside with 23 points and 11 rebounds, sister Chiney chips in with 18 points to lead Stanford to an 83-60 win over Gonzaga and reach its fourth straight Final Four.2012 — The NFL’s new rule for postseason overtime is expanded to cover the regular season on a 30-2 vote by the NFL owners. All games that go into overtime cannot end on a field goal on the first possession.2015 — Breanna Stewart has 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win. Auriemma is the second coach to reach the century mark, joining Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career. AP Sportlight 1939 — Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33 in the NCAA’s first national basketball tournament.1942 — Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the sixth round at Madison Square Garden to retain his world heavyweight title.1945 — Oklahoma A&M defeats New York University 49-45 for the NCAA basketball championship.1951 — Bill Spivey scores 22 points to lead Kentucky to a 68-58 win over Kansas State for the NCAA basketball title.1971 — UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 for its fifth NCAA basketball title. 1990 — Pat Bradley becomes the first LPGA player to reach $3 million in career earnings with a one-stroke victory in the $500,000 Turquoise Classic. Bradley, with career earnings of $3,059,768, makes a 2-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Ayako Okamoto.1995 — Mike Tyson is released from a Plainfield, Ind., prison after serving three years for rape.2006 — Sixteen-year-old American Kimmie Meissner scores a big upset to capture figure skating’s world championships. 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Kwan, a seven-time U.S. champion, ties Dick Button and Carol Heiss for most world crowns by an American.2007 — Michael Phelps sets his third world record in as many days, winning the 200-meter individual medley, at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia. His time of 1:54.98 betters his old mark of 1:55.84 set in August at the Pan Pacific championships.2008 — Curlin rolls to a record-setting 7 3/4-length victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race. Curlin is the fourth horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic and then take the World Cup the following year.2011 — Maya Moore scores 28 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to lead top-seed Connecticut to a 75-40 win over Duke and another trip to the Final Four. 1958 — Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.1961 — Cincinnati ends Ohio State’s 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA basketball championship. 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2020

Teams advance to BCB/Banks Beer 2-Day semi-finals

first_imgALBION, Rose Hall Town NAMILCO Thunderbolt, Tucber Park and Young Warriors have advanced to the semi-finals of the BCB/Banks Beer 2-Day first division tournament, following wins in round 3. Albion batted hard to earn a draw after losing first innings to Rose Hall Town NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour while Tucber Park, Young Warriors gained first-innings points against West Berbice and Blairmont respectively. Bottom of the table Port Mourant completed a poor tournament after been crushed by Rose Hall Canje by 10 wickets.At the Area ‘H’ Ground, RHT NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour made 181 with former national player Delbert Hicks making 81 and National Youth player Junior Sinclair 32.Guyana U-19 spinner Kevin Umroa bagged 6-54 for Albion, who were bowled for 174 despite Kandasammy Surujnarine stroking 84 and David Latchana making 34. Hicks then returned with the ball to snatch 5-18 and Eon Hooper 3-29.RHT Thunderbolt with a lead of 7 runs, then reached 177 in their second innings with Junior and Jason Sinclair making 59 and 29 respectively. Umroa completed a fine match with the ball by taking 6 for 51 (match haul of 12 for 105) which off-spinner Sharaz Ramcharran took 3 for 31.Needing 185 to win in three overs, Albion stumbled to 85 for 7 but Ramesh Kasinauth 20 not out and Reyad Karim 29 not out added 46 crucial runs to see them to 131 for 7 when stumps were lifted. Hicks took 3 for 25.At Bush Lot, West Berbice made 185 thanks to Leon Andrews 47 and Arthley Bailey 49. Tucber Park in return were dismissed for 242 with Martin Singh 73 and Jamal La Fleur making welcome return to Berbice Cricket with a polished 66.Keyron Fraser took 4 for 46, Andrews 3 for 82 and Andrew Dutchin 2-35. West Berbice in their second innings reached 151 for 6 at stumps. West Berbice in their second innings reached 151 for 6 as Andrews continued his fine form with 50.Rose Hall Canje Community Centre registered their first victory in the tournament with an easy 10-wicket victory over a helpless Port Mourant CC team, who lost all three of their matches. PMCC batting first were bowled out for 137 with West Indies U-15 player Rampertab Ramnauth topscoring with 35. He received support from Raymond Vankenic, 6 for 40. Rose Hall Canje with solid batting from Joel Seitram 43 and Thorne 35 reached 178 to gain a 41-run lead.Port Mourant were then bowled out for a meagre 63 in their second knock with medium pacer Michael Campbelle gaining a hat-trick during his spell. Needing to score 24 for an outright victory, Canje reached 25 without loss to take full points in the match and end in third place in Zone B.At the Cumberland ground Young Warriors were just 7 runs from an outright victory when time ran out in their match against Blairmont. Blairmont were bowled out for 115 in their first innings with Javed Karim top scoring with 43.Left-arm spinner Trevon Stanislaus bagged five wickets as YWCC in reply amassed 187 with Berbice Under-19 batsman Carl Gilgeous making 55. Leg-spinner Kevin Jawahir and left-arm spinner Nigel Deodat both took four wickets each.With a deficit of 72 runs, Blairmont reached 207 for 9 declared, with Z. Zaheer 42 and Marvon Prashad 64. Seon Hetmyer, the older brother of West Indies player Shimron Hetmyer snaring 5-40 in an impressive spell of medium pace.Needing to score 135 for an outright victory, YWCC were kept to 128 for 7 when the umpires called time. Hetmyer returned with the bat to score 63 while Deodat completed a good match with the ball to take another four-wicket haul.Albion ended as winners of Zone B while arch-rival Rose Hall Town NAMILCO Thunderbolt flour, despite gaining first-innings points against Albion advanced as runners-up. YWCC and Tucber Park emerged as winners and runners-up of Zone A.The dates for the semifinals would be announced shortly by the BCB.last_img read more