WESTERN BUREAU: THANKS to goalkeeper Amal Knight, UWI FC won their first away game in the 2015 Red Stripe Premier League season, a commanding 3-1 victory over FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex yesterday. Knight was superb in goal for UWI, pulling off no less than five fantastic saves – without which the home team would easily have won the fixture. In between his spectacular performance, however, UWI grabbed the lead against the run of play when Patrick Brown toe-poked home his effort from the top of the area in the 15th minute for the opener. Forward Girvon Brown then took his chance to score his eighth goal of the season, making it 2-0 in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, before second-half debutant Anthony Grant netted in the 72nd minute. FC Reno replied through substitute Alburn Facey, who tucked in his effort after Knight had saved brilliantly off a sizzling free-kick from Roshane Sharpe. “I am really pleased with my performance and that of the team today. I think it was an excellent performance from the team on a whole,” said Knight. “We have been playing good football since we have settled in the League, and now we are looking towards greater things,” he said. Knight told The Gleaner he believes UWI can challenge for a place in the final four and that it is not beyond them to believe or show they can do so. “With the table congested the way it is, I believe we stand a great chance if we remain consistent,” he stated. FC Reno, meanwhile, are still searching for goalscoring answers after another sub-par performance. However, they could be in for some good news after club officials revealed that top striker and last season’s Golden Boot winner, Craig Foster, will be making his way back to the club. Coach Michael Graham said Foster’s return and some January signings will help rejuvenate the club, which has lost four of their last six matches.
HARDER GOAL “When I began this competition, my goal was 1,000 runs and five centuries. With six matches to go, I still believe that is possible, but the way we (Jaguars) are beating teams by an innings will make that goal harder,” Fudadin said with a chuckle during an interview with Kaieteur News. “But I can’t do it on my own; it has to be the will of God.” Starting the final day on 52 for two, requiring a further 213 to make the visitors bat again, Red Force battled to 136 for two before suffering a sensational collapse to be bowled out for 216. Jaguars have now vaulted clear at the top of the standings on 70 points after four straight victories. “It feels good to get a hundred after so long. Alhamdulillah …. without God nothing is possible,” said Fudadin, a devout Muslim who played Test cricket in 2012. “I have been working hard on my game. I was batting well for a long time but not spending enough time at the crease to build big scores. I never doubted my ability to bat. It was not a technical problem but more of a mental one.” The talented left-hander has struggled to get starts in this season’s tournament with scores of four and zero in the first round, five in the second round and nine in the first innings of the third round. However, he found some form and confidence in the second innings against Barbados when he made 42. “I did not spend much time at the crease in my previous innings in this tournament because I did not manage too many runs,” said Fudadin, whose 102 was his first century since scoring 103 for West Indies ‘A’ against Sri Lanka ‘A’ October last year in Sri Lanka. “In addition to perseverance, patience and self-belief, having a supporting family helps. My wife (Akeema) and friends are always there for me.” PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opener Assad Fudadin says Guyana Jaguars’ rampage through the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) after four rounds may prevent him from achieving his goals in the regional tournament this season. Fudadin has set a goal of 1,000 runs, including five centuries for the season, but says the Jaguars’ lopsided victories in the tournament are making it impossible for him to attain such a feat. Fudadin scored 102, his fifth first-class century, to help Jaguars to a massive innings and 49-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen’s Park oval on Monday.
Marko Marin is close to completing a move to Turkish club Trabzonspor from Chelsea.The Germany international, 26, has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since being signed from Werder Bremen three years ago.Marin then signed a five-year contract but has made only 15 appearances for Chelsea, scoring one goal.Last season he was on loan at Fiorentina and then Anderlecht. He has also had a spell on loan at Sevilla.See also:Cuadrado expected to complete move to JuventusFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
By Kim StandsIn 2009, the City of Columbus and Franklin County created and adopted the AWARE Manual (Accessibility, Water Conservation, Air Quality, Resource Conscious, Energy-Efficient) to be the performance standard for federally funded residential projects in both jurisdictions.The AWARE Manual is modeled after the Enterprise Green Communities criteria to create housing that is healthy, accessible, and environmentally friendly. Homes that meet the AWARE standards, matched with resource-conscious behaviors in the home, can lead to more efficient energy use and lower utility bills.One key to AWARE: 3 site inspectionsOur approach for NSP is to create good products, to support nonprofit and for-profit developers, and to foster home sales and rentals.Our homegrown Green 101 training is required of all of our developers, spec writers, and contractors before working on NSP-funded projects. For all projects, developers must submit their plans and specifications to be reviewed for compliance with the AWARE Manual. When the units hit the construction phase, everybody involved must attend pre-construction meetings to go over all of the requirements and the inspection procedures.The City’s housing staff visits the sites regularly and requires 3 different formal inspections:• The first inspection is for the air infiltration package. This inspection is to make sure that all cracks, crevices, voids, etc. have been sealed properly, as well as the sealing of the ductwork, prior to installing insulation.• The second is the insulation inspection to verify that all insulation has been installed properly prior to installing drywall.• The third inspection is a final AWARE inspection. As with a final building inspection, we are making sure that what was specified early on has been installed. This includes Energy Star appliances and light fixtures, low-water-consumption fixtures, and high-efficiency HVAC equipment.Since the AWARE Manual is an “above the minimum building code” tool, these inspections are a vital part of how we monitor the construction phase of the program.AWARE worksSuccesses are being seen on the construction end as well as with home sales. To date, we have finished 43 units with an average HERS score of just over 65, well below the 85 score required to meet Energy Star requirements. Our current low score is a 52! With close to a 50/50 balance of new build houses and gut rehabs, we making great strides in building healthy, accessible, and environmentally friendly homes for people to buy and rent.You can find the AWARE Manual at the Come Home Central Ohio Affordable Housing Network.You can find more information on the City of Columbus and Franklin County’s creation and implementation of their green strategy on the Enterprise Green Communities website.
The newly appointed Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar has taken on State Education Minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee over incidents of violence on the campus of Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday evening.The Governor had intervened to personally escort Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo from the campus amid protests and heckling from students, who objected to his presence.Mr. Chatterjee had claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had requested the Governor not to go to the university at the peak of commotion and to “give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue.”“This is most unfortunate and shocking that our Governor, the custodian of the Constitution of the State, without informing the elected government went to the so-called rescue of the BJP leader from Jadavpur University… Chief Minister requested him several times that the Governor being the constitutional head need not go at this moment. The CM requested him to give the government some time to peacefully solve the issue,” Mr. Chatterjee said.A press note issued by Mr. Dhankar’s office said, the Minister was not aware of the developments that took place before the Governor went to the University to rescue Mr. Supriyo. “Obviously, he did not know of the developments that took place between the Governor and the DGP [Director General of Police]/ CS [Chief Secretary] as also the conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister,” the press note said.Mr. Supriyo, along with designer Agnimitra Paul, had gone to the campus to attend a seminar organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Thursday. However, several students had protested against their entry by raising black flags and asked him to leave. The situation escalated when Mr. Supriyo refused to budge. As tensions rose, he remained stuck inside the college premises till the Governor arrived at around 8 p.m. and escorted him out.Meanwhile, members of ABVP and BJP forcefully entered the college premises, vandalised university property and beat up some students.Trinamool issued a statement on Friday, reiterating Mr. Chatterjee’s “stand” and argued that it “must be made very clear [that] universities are autonomous institutions and as per time-honoured tradition, police cannot enter university campus without permission of VC.”While acknowledging that Mr. Dhankar had spoken to the Chief Minister and “duly appraised her”, the Raj Bhawan note claimed that the Governor had very little option but to head for the university in south Kolkata.“There were many telephonic interactions between the two and in his high regard that the Governor/Chancellor has for the Hon’ble CM, personally and for the Office the CM holds, he would not like to divulge the conversation between the two, except that he left for the place after sufficient time had elapsed and the situation did not show any change,” the Raj Bhawan press note argued.However, a senior Trinamool leader claimed that it is the “job of the State administration to appraise the Governor about a crisis as law and order is still the State subject.” This is for the first time that the new Governor and the ruling party directly confronted each other.
Sachin Tendulkar came agonisingly close to a phenomenal 100th international century before a pathetic India slumped to an innings and eight runs defeat in the fourth and final cricket Test to give a ruthless England a resounding 4-0 series win at The Oval cricket ground in London on Monday. Score | PicturesNeeding to bat out the entire fifth day to save the game, Tendulkar (91) led a spirited fightback alongwith Amit Mishra (84) but the complexion of the game changed dramatically after their dismissals as the visitors lost as many as seven wickets for a mere 21 runs to be all out for 283 in the second innings just at the stroke of tea.With this emphatic victory, England officially crowned themselves the number one team in Test rankings with 125 points followed by South Africa with 118 points.The Indians, who started the series as the number one Test team, surrendered the number one tag after losing the third Test in Birmingham and have now slipped to the number three position following the 4-0 whitewash.Spinner Graeme Swann was the wrecker-in-chief for England with with impressive figures of six for 106 while Stuart Broad chipped in with two wickets.Resuming at the overnight total of 129 for three, Tendulkar and Mishra raised hopes of drawing the game as the duo put on 144 runs for the fourth wicket but Mishra’s departure virtually opened up the floodgates as none of the Indian batsmen showed the determination to hang around for long.The visitors suffered a stunning collapse, losing their last seven wickets for 21 runs, a reflection of the caputilation which has been a feature right through the series.advertisementTendulkar and Mishra, who resumed this morning, continued the good work for the first 40 minutes after lunch but then both were gone in quick succession.Mishra started the rot when he played inside the line to a Graeme Swann delivery and his off-stump was pegged back.The gusty knock by the leg-spinner lasted for 184 minutes and 141 balls and his 84 runs included 10 fours.From the other end, India suffered the double blow when Tendulkar was given out leg before wicket which appeared a harsh decision as the Tim Bresnan delivery appeared to be heading down the leg stump.Television replays showed that the ball would have hit the top of the leg stump.Tendulkar made his 91 runs in 239-minutes and 172-ball innings, slamming 11 fours. It was not the best of his knock as he was dropped on scores of 70 and 85 off Swann and there was also a stumping against the off-spinner which went abegging last night.India?s innings unfolded quickly as Suresh Raina took his second duck from the match, out again to Swann but this time leg-before-wicket.England claimed the second new ball as soon as it was due and its? effect was immediately apparent. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3) slashed at a wide delivery from Stuart Broad and was caught at second slip.RP Singh departed in the same over when he edged an outswinger into the gloves of wicketkeeper Matt Prior.Gautam Gambhir came out to bat at number eight and was hit on his helmet by a rising delivery from James Anderson.After six overs by the medium-pacers, off-spinner Swann was brought into attack and there was a loud claim for a catch in close-in cordon off Ishant Sharma which was upheld by umpire Rod Tucker.But the batsman asked for a review on the decision and the replays showed there was no contact with either the bat or the gloves.Swann also claimed the wicket of Gambhir when the left-hander charged down the wicket and only spliced a catch to Eoin Morgan at gully.-With PTI inputs