LAHORE, Pakistan, (CMC) – Captain Darren Sammy’s cameo proved critical as his Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiator by 58 runs in a final overshadowed by security concerns, to lift the Pakistan Super League title here Sunday.In the first high profile match played here in eight years, Zalmi tallied 148 for six off their 20 overs at the Gaddafi Stadium, with opener Kamran Akmal sustaining his good form with 40 and Sammy arriving at the back end to deliver a stroke-filled unbeaten 28, and earn Man-of-the-Match honours.In reply, Gladiators never recovered from a dodgy position of 13 for three in the fifth over and crumbled to 90 all out in the 17th over.Lahore fans express their delight at cricket’s return to Pakistan,.Zimbabwe’s Sean Ervine, drafted in for the final, top-scored with 24 while captain Sarfraz Ahmed chipped in with 22, but they were just two of three players in double figures.Following the final which was played under tight security amidst fears of a terrorist attack, Sammy praised Pakistani superstar Shahid Afridi for influencing his decision to play in the championship game.“To me it’s just more than a game. It first started in the draft. Lala (Afridi) made the big announcement that I would be the captain,” the two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain said.“This trophy means a lot. Lala influenced my decision to come here. I felt tonight I brought a lot of smiles in Lahore and Peshawar. It is an amazing day. We thought with the new ball we did well. If we get 150-160 it would be a good total. We did get to 148 and our bowlers have been doing well this tournament.“The Peshawar is not just a cricket team, we do a lot for the fans, the foundation. Thanks to the PCB, and the PSL. I am glad I came to experience the atmosphere here. Even though Peshawar came out on top, cricket was the real winner in Lahore.”Gladiators were without their main stars, Englishmen Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tyman Mills all of whom refused to play in the final over security fears.Former West Indies and current Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder, Rayad Emrit, along with Ervine and South African Morne van Wyk, were drafted in as last minute replacements.Sent in, Zalmi were powered by Akmal who put on 42 for the first wicket with Englishman Dawid Malan (17) and a further 40 for the second wicket with West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels, who made 19 from 17 deliveries with two fours and a six.When Zalmi lost five wickets for 30 runs in the space of 40 balls, Sammy arrived to blast a four and three sixes off just 11 balls – in a 36-run, unbroken seventh wicket partnership with Barbados-born England all-rounder, Chris Jordan (8 not out), to give Zalmi momentum late on.Seamer Emrit was the best bowler with three for 31 from his four overs.Gladiators were never in the run chase after losing their first three wickets cheaply and their best stand came between Ervine and Anwar Ali (20), with the pair posting 35 for the sixth wicket.Once the partnership was broken, the last five wickets fell for 18 runs with all-rounder Emrit finishing on six not out.
HOLLENDORFER REPRESENTED BY THREE FILLIES IN FIELD OF NINE, ENCHANTING LADY & RATTATAPTAP TRY TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME & MOTION’S WELL-ACCOMPLISHED TURF RUNNER RAINHA DA BATERIA TO MAKE INITIAL DIRT START ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2015)–A sharp second in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Light the City, Bob Baffert’s comebacking stakes winner, Enchanting Lady, and trainer Jeff Bonde’s Rattataptap head a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth.Light the City, one of three Hollendorfer entrants, stalked the pace in the Las Virgenes and missed by a half length in her first try around two turns at odds of 7-1. A first-out maiden special weight winner going six furlongs on Aug. 24 at Del Mar, Light the City took Santa Anita’s six furlong Anoakia Stakes in her next start on Oct. 12. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, she was a well beaten fifth as the 5-2 favorite two starts back in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs Jan. 3.Owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, Light the City has two wins, a second and a third from five starts and has earnings of $166,900. She’ll be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux.Hollendorfer will also be represented by Achiever’s Legacy, who was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Light the City in the Las Virgenes. A Kentucky-bred filly by City Zip, Achiever’s Legacy was a first-out maiden special weight winner going five furlongs on turf at Gulfstream Park on June 27. Purchased privately following the maiden score, she was a handy winner of the seven furlong Desi Arnaz Stakes three starts back on Nov. 16 at Del Mar.An even fifth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 13, Achiever’s Legacy would benefit from a fast pace on Saturday. Owned by Campbell, Cellucci, Horowitz and partners, she is 7-2-0-2 overall with earnings of $132,060.Hollendorfer is also well represented by Fox Hill Farms’ Glory, who employed front-running tactics in the mile and one sixteenth California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 7, missing by a neck under Russell Baze at odds of 4-5. She was a two length maiden special weight winner two starts back going 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita and can be expected to be on or near the early Santa Ysabel lead Saturday.Baffert’s Enchanting Lady, idle since a runaway 6 ¼ length win in the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita June 22, was brilliant in victory and is training as though she could be sitting on a top performance first-off the bench. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Tale of the Cat, Enchanting Lady is owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., and was purchased for $650,000 at Ocala Breeders 2-year-olds in training sale last March. She’ll be making her third career start and is expected to show plenty of early speed in her first two-turn assignment.An impressive 4 ¾ length allowance winner going six furlongs on Jan. 29, Rattataptap, by top sire Tapit, has an abundance of speed but appears tractable in what will be her first start around two turns. A first-out maiden special weight winner from off the pace going 6 ½ furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 29, she was distanced after breaking poorly at 4-1 in her second start, the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Owned by Mark DeDomenico, LLC, Jerry Durant and Michael House, Rattataptap has two wins from three starts.A dedicated deep closer, trainer Graham Motion’s Rainha Da Bateria was a Grade III winner going 1 1/16 miles on turf four starts back at Keeneland Oct. 8 and comes off a troubled third, beaten two lengths at 6-5, in the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes Jan. 1 at Santa Anita. Although there’s no doubt about her ability to route, the Broken Vow filly will try the main track for the first time Saturday. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm, Rainha Da Bateria is 6-2-1-1 with earnings of $184,160.A first-out maiden special weight winner going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Feb. 1, Warren Williamson’s homebred Curlin’s Fox retains the services of Mike Smith and is conditioned by Carla Gaines. Trainer John Sadler will send out Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, an 8 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going a flat mile at Laurel on Dec. 18. She was purchased privately by Hronis Racing, LLC following the Maryland win, which was her second career start.Although still a maiden after eight starts, trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Danette was third, beaten five lengths, four starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes and subsequently fifth, beaten just 1 ½ lengths in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1.The complete field for the Grade III Santa Ysabel, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Danette, Fernando Perez, 119; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 119; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 119; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 119; Rainha Da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 121; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 119; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 119, and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 119. First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–
15 April 2013The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the local arm of Swiss company Buhler Group have launched a compact mobile mill to help establish a commercially viable small-scale maize milling sector in South Africa.“This is a game-changer. It will introduce new technology to bring new players into the sector,” the DTI’s Garth Strachan said at the launch of the mill in Johannesburg on Friday.Designed by the Buhler Group, the two-ton per hour Isigayo Compact Mill comes pre-assembled in two containers, can be installed quickly and easily, requires minimal training to operate, and has a low start-up cost. It is targeted at small and medium millers as well as commercial maize farmers, small farming communities, entrepreneurs, governments and NGOs.The new mill is in line with the small-scale maize milling initiative which forms part of the government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). The initiative aims to introduce competition into a highly concentrated sector, to promote industrialisation, and to improve food security in the country by reducing the cost of maize meal by at least 20%.In December, the government launched the small-scale Kuvusa Maize Mill outside Durban, and announced plans to open more small-scale mills in rural locations in 2013.Maize is the most important crop in South Africa, as it is both the major feed grain and staple food for the majority of the population.According to the DTI, up to 37% of the consumer price of maize meal is accounted for by transport and logistics costs, with maize being grown in rural areas and transported to urban and peri-urban areas for milling before being transported back to rural consumers.Speaking at Friday’s launch, Strachan expressed the government’s appreciation to Buhler for having expanded their operations in South Africa, saying this represented a vote of confidence in South Africa.“The production sector in the South African economy is a priority for this government,” Strachan said, adding that foreign direct investment into the country’s manufacturing sector was robust, while a large proportion of the R12.5-billion in tax incentives granted by the DTI over the last two years had gone to the agro-processing sector.Buhler Group CEO Calvin Griender said the Isigayo mill would not only create jobs, develop skills and provide affordable and improved nutrition, but would also empower and generate income for entrepreneurs and existing small-scale millers.During Friday’s launch, Buhler and the Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services (Fabcos) signed an agreement that will see Fabcos buying 24 of the new mills.Fabcos deputy president Phillip Usiba said after the singing that a new company, Homegrown, would provide start-up millers with a constant supply of maize while undertaking to buy their maize meal from them.SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.za
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Argentina national football coach Lionel Scaloni has announced his roster for the upcoming Copa America, which will be led by Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.Manchester City’s forward Aguero has not played with the national team since last year’s early FIFA World Cup exit in the round of 16 at the hands of France, who went on to win the title, reports EFE news.Aguero also made the Argentina squad for the first time under Scaloni.Although Angel Di Maria’s name was also called for the national team but he is unlikely to play due to injury.River Plate’s defender Milton Casco was named for the national team for the first time.Surprisingly, Scaloni ruled out Gabriel Mercado and Mauro Icardi, who have been called up regularly.The Copa America is scheduled to be played between June 14 and July 7 in Brazil.Argentina plays in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar.Argentina is set to start its 2019 Copa America campaign against Colombia on June 15 and then will play Paraguay four days later and wrap up the Group Stage against Qatar.The 23-man squad is as follows:Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Esteban Andrada and Agustin Marchesin.Defenders: Renzo Saravia, German Pezzella, Juan Foyth, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Acuna , Milton Casco and Ramiro Funes Mori.Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso, Roberto Pereyra, Rodrigo De Paul, Paulo Dybala, Exequiel Palacios and Angel Di Maria.Forwards: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Lautaro Martinez and Matias Suarez.Also Read | Tanvie Hans slowly and steadily reaching her football dreamAlso Read | Women’s Football World Cup ticket buyers blame FIFA for allocating non-adjacent seatsAlso Seeadvertisement
New Zealand have squared up the Trans-Tasman Mens Opens series in a tight and tense affair that went down to the wire.The Kiwis jumped out of the blocks to score in the opening set of the match through Ashton Robinson before Dylan Hennessey picked up from where he left off in game 1 strolling over to even things up six minutes into the contest.The visitors hit the lead shortly after when Scott Buckley squeezed through a hole on the short side to push the score out to 2-1. As was the case for most of night the Kiwis responded and they did so with a classy pass from Shaq Stone to Michael Cavanagh.Stone’s pass was classy but Pete Norman’s response was just as sublime as he hit Jordan Marshall-King on the chest to give the Australians a 3-2 half time lead.Shaun Francis had a chance to extend the lead 4 minutes into the second half but couldn’t hang onto a difficult chance on the right wing. Stone made the Aussies pay at the other end when he laid it on for Reihana Soutar-Finch and when Pamatatau the Kiwis suddenly found themselves in front approaching the final quarter of the match.With the score sitting at 5-4 a controversial repeat set to the Australians gave Hennessey the chance to tie it up which he did with a deft pass to Jordan Marshall-King. With the clock ticking into the last minute Michael Cavanagh broke the deadlock for the Kiwis who held on in the frenetic final moments to set up a thrilling finish to the series in tomorrow’s final test of the series.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New Inter Milan chief Marotta cools Conte rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Inter Milan chief Beppe Marotta denies he’s in talks with Antonio Conte.The former Chelsea boss is being linked with Luciano Spalletti’s job at Inter.Marotta said, “I said Spalletti is a very good Coach, who did well throughout his career, so we’ve got to let him work. “I want to underline he too came to Inter last season, climbed into some important positions after a long time out, so must be left to work with calm.“It is up to the club to make the right moves on the market and work with the Coach and all together to form a winning project.”
Big 12.The Big 12 dropped some interesting news Friday, announcing that starting in 2017, the league will bring back a conference championship game, despite the fact that it is staying at 10 schools. It was also announced by commissioner Bob Bowlsby that the league is considering moving to two five-team divisions and keeping its round robin scheduling. If you’re thinking that doesn’t make a ton of sense – you aren’t alone. College football fans and analysts are mocking the league for what seems like a pointless exercise. Why have divisions if you already play every other team? Couldn’t that potentially leave the league without its two best teams in the title game?What’s the point of divisions if doing round-robin? The Big 12 is clueless https://t.co/En2GE7PZ9D— Jason Brown (@JasonBrown96) June 3, 2016“two five team divisions”One one hand, that’s dumb.On the other hand, the Big 12 East featuring WVU, ISU, Kansas, KSU, and someone.— Smoking Musket (@SmokingMusket) June 3, 2016So the Big 12 is going to five-team divisions. What is the point if the league is still playing a round-robin schedule?— Bobby La Gesse (@BobbyLaGesse) June 3, 2016If the Big 12 is going to have divisions, here’s how I recommend splitting the teams. pic.twitter.com/AYwXG73eeE— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 3, 2016“Sorry, TCU, we know you and OU both finished 8-1 in our round robin, but 6-3 WVU is going to the title game b/c they’re further north.”— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) June 3, 2016Entire idea of a championship game was because all teams did not play each other in bloated leagues..— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) June 3, 2016Love that the Big 12 is switching from round robin to two 5-team divisions with 5 crossover games.— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) June 3, 2016The only thing that will make the Big 12’s potential 5-team divisions better is to name them Leaders and Legends— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) June 3, [email protected] axis and allies— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) June 3, 2016We’ll see if the Big 12 changes its mind. This likely isn’t the last we hear on this topic.