Rabada’s 7-112 sets up South Africa against England

first_imgCENTURION, South Africa (AP):Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada’s career-best 7-112 set South Africa up for a big lead over England in the fourth Test yesterday. Rabada rattled through England’s top and middle order as the tourists were bowled out for 342 after South Africa’s 475.South Africa stretched their lead to 175 when bad light stopped play on the third day at SuperSport Park, reaching 42-1 in their second innings.Rabada’s rich return, which included a burst of three wickets in two overs just before lunch, put South Africa in position for a desperately needed win to regain some lost pride.England have already clinched the four-match series with a 2-0 lead ahead of this last Test. South Africa haven’t won in their previous nine Tests, leaving newcomer Rabada without a victory in his young career.”I don’t think I’ve arrived yet,” he said. “There’s still lots of work to be done. (But) It felt good to take those seven wickets.”last_img read more

BALLYBOFEY CHINESE TAKEAWAY DRUG ACCUSED TO GET BOOK OF EVIDENCE

first_imgMr Low: Appeared via videolinkThree women and a man arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of a drugs factory in Ballybofey will be brought in person to Letterkenny in a fortnight to have the book of evidence presented to them.The three women – Sam Pohs Ooi, 62, her daughter Chong Li Jiuan, 28, both from Malaysia and Mei Ling Chen, 56, from China, all appeared by video link from the Duchas Centre today at Letterkenny District Court. Solicitors Frank Dorrian and Patsy Gallagher, representing them, asked that the book of evidence be furnished by the State on March 24.The man in the case Ching Ann Low, also appeared by videolink from Castlerea Prison and also had his case adjourned until the same date.All four are charged in connection with the discovery of €360,000 of cannabis above the Lee Ho Chinese restaurant on January 21st last.The accused were told today that their legal teams would make an application for bail at the High Court in Dublin on April 1.BALLYBOFEY CHINESE TAKEAWAY DRUG ACCUSED TO GET BOOK OF EVIDENCE was last modified: March 10th, 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:Ballybofeydrugs chargesLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more

Harrison says he will answer critics

first_imgAudley Harrison insists he will answer his critics by seeing off Ali Adams and putting himself back in the frame for a major title.Wembley’s former Olympic champion faces the Iraq-born Adams, who lives in Chelsea, at the Brentwood Centre in Essex on May 26.It will be the 40-year-old Harrison’s first bout since he was beaten by David Haye in a one-sided world heavyweight title fight in November 2010.Harrison said: “I know it’s dangerous to look past an opponent, especially when they’re hungry and motivated like Ali Adams. But let’s be honest, I’m in a different league.“After I give Ali Adams a lesson in the sweet science, I’m looking for a challenge with one of the upcoming heavyweights. I’m throwing my name into the hat with David Price, Tyson Fury, Jonathan Banks or Seth Mitchell.”The much-maligned Harrison says he will retire if he loses to Adams, who has pledged to end his career.A victory could set up a clash with the likes of Price, who fights Sam Sexton for the British title this weekend.“I found a way to create some goodwill with my appearance on Strictly Come Dancing and I made my body heal,” Harrison added.“I’m ready to put in not one, but a succession of Olympic-type performances to finish my career on a high and go out as a British bad-boy-done-good, who turned his life around and did himself, his family and his country proud.“Through my trials and tribulations, people will come to understand the power of never ever giving up and rising up each time life knocks you down.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Southern African states work to save forests

first_img11 August 2015The first collaborative workshop on forest management and timber trade between Namibia, Angola and Zambia ended last week, on 7 August, with agreement reached on developing a time-bound action plan for collective forest management and timber trade.Directors of forestry and support staff from the three countries met at the workshop, hosted by the Directorate of Forestry of Namibia and supported by Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), a Namibian NGO, and Traffic under a Sasscal timber project.Timber is by some margin the most valuable wildlife commodity traded, according to Traffic. In the early 1990s, it estimated that the global timber trade was worth about $104-billion (R1.3-trillion today), approximately 65% of the total worldwide wildlife trade. By 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the US estimated the annual turnover at more than $200-billion.Traffic senior programme officer Markus Burgener welcomed the development of the forestry action plan which would “address the growing concern that timber species found in Namibia, Angola and Zambia are subject to overharvesting and associated illegal and unregulated trade”.High-value species including Pterocarpus angolensis (kiaat), Baikaiea plurijuga (Zambezi teak) and Guibourtia coleosperma (rosewood) are used domestically for construction but the majority of wood extracted is exported from the region as sawn timber to supply markets in Asia and South Africa. Given the cross-border nature of the trade, Traffic believes it is critical for the three countries to collaborate in addressing the related challenges to ensure that trade in the species is legal and sustainable.Capacity and policy challengesIt said the meeting aimed to identify the key issues associated with forest management and the timber trade, and develop a collaborative action plan for addressing them. Through information sharing and open discussion, the main challenges identified included inadequate communication between the countries, lack of awareness of forestry regulations, limited information and data sharing, capacity resource shortfalls and legislation and policy gaps.Having identified these issues, the three countries collectively developed a time- bound action plan which includes the development of a memorandum of understanding for collective forest management and timber trade. Other key areas targeted by the plan include harmonisation of documentation, greater sharing of information and data, and cross-border collaboration for increased compliance.The plan also addresses the need, in all three countries, for capacity building to tackle the overharvesting and illegal trade of timber effectively.Directors of the three nations asked for an annual workshop to be held to monitor the implementation of the action plan, with plans to encourage greater participation of the other Southern African Development Community countries.Conservation of woodlandsThe workshop resulted in the development of a clearly articulated set of actions and the strengthening of relationships between the three forestry directorates.“These outcomes provide a strong platform for the conservation of woodlands in the region,” said Burgener.Traffic is a non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. It is a strategic alliance between the World Wide Fund for Nature and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.Sasscal, the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management, is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany, responding to the challenges of global change.Traffic has a variety of projects investigating and monitoring the timber trade in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe. In Africa, it supports the work of Comifac, the Central African forests commission. Traffic seeks to provide expertise in policy and legal reviews, monitoring of timber trade including illegal trade, bushmeat trade, capacity building and training, and assist in the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites).In South Africa, it is helping the government to monitor the timber trade with neighbouring countries, including providing capacity building and training for species identification, enforcement assistance, and advice on how to enhance controls of the trade.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

TCI Police Crime Update

first_imgChargesOn Monday, March 5th, a 19-year-old male was arrested and charged in relation to a Burglary report. The man who remains in Police custody is scheduled to appear before the Magistrates Court on March 19TH, 2018. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 6, 2018 – Providenciales –ArrestsA man was arrested on South Caicos on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, for the offence of wounding in connection with a report made to Police. The man was granted bail in the sum of USD$2000 and scheduled to return to the Police Station on South Caicos on March 7TH, 2018.A 39-year-old woman of Five Cays was arrested on Monday, March 5th, 2018 on suspicion of theft of USD$3000, at a major grocery store on Providenciales. The woman was granted bail in the amount USD$3500. Related Items: Burglary Police are investigating a Burglary that took place at a home in Blue Hills on March 2nd, 2018. The complainant reported to police that upon arriving at home he noticed two black flat screens and personal items missing.Police in South Caicos is investigating a Burglary that was reported on March 1st, 2018. Stolen were five packs of Peal and Seal and 19 pieces of wood. Value Unknown.Providenciales Police are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that took place on Monday, March 5th, 2018.  The victim who was held up by gunpoint in her Kew Town home was robbed of her handbag, iPhone 8 valued USD$1000, Black Samsung valued USD$250, three passports, other identification cards and cash.  The incident took place around 8:00 p.m.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Accident The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Traffic Department is investigating a two-car collision that took place on Monday, March 5th, 2018 on Paradise Road, Cooper Jack around 5:30 p.m.  The silver Toyota Harrier received total damages, while the Honda Civic Ferio car received frontal damages. Both drivers were taken to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for treatment.Release: RTCIPFlast_img read more

Bombay High Court to Nestle FSSAI Retest Maggi Samples Stock Up Marginally

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Friday asked Nestle India and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to retest Maggi samples, raising hopes of some relief for the popular noodles maker. “Both the parties may consider retesting the fourth part of Maggi samples in 5 labs that both agree to,” CNBC-TV18 quoted the court as saying.In its argument, Nestle had told the court that it “had retained 750 crates of Maggi noodles.”Nestle India share was trading at Rs 6,325, up almost Rs 24, or 0.26%, at 3 pm on Friday at the Bombay Stock Exchange.On 5 June, the food safety regulator had ordered Nestle India to recall all available stocks of Maggi noodles after finding harmful levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in tested samples.The Maharashtra State FDA had said that it “cannot consent to re-testing the samples retained by Nestle as it is apprehensive that the samples could be doctored.”The company had filed a case in the court challenging the ban imposed by the FSSAI on its flagship brand Maggi.Recently, the court has allowed the company to export Maggi noodles, currently banned in several states in the country.The next hearing of the case will be on 3 August.Following a ban on its popular Maggi noodles, Nestle India has witnessed its first quarterly loss in 17 years.The company posted a loss of Rs 64.4 crore in the June 2015 quarter compared to a profit of Rs 288 crore in the same period last year.Experts believe that issues related to Maggi noodles recall and ban are likely to be settled in the coming three to six months.last_img read more