Big first for Hastings Primary

first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more

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SA, French firms urged to collaborate

first_img15 October 2013 French and South African companies have been encouraged to work together on the industrialisation of South Africa and the African continent. Speaking at a business forum on the sidelines of the state visit by French President Francois Hollande on Monday, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said that although France was among the country’s top five partners in the European Union (EU), a lot more still needed to be done. “A lot of work needs to be done to recover the trade relations that the two countries shared before the global economic crisis,” Davies said. France is among South Africa’s top 10 trading partners. The two countries have significant and sizeable trade and investment relations. Davies said that what needed to be improved were partnerships between the two countries on industrialisation. He said the African continent was recognised as one of the growing frontiers in the world and that the African region needed to integrate. “One of the priorities should be regional integration, because as a continent we are divided into many smaller markets. It is important to generate a market for industrialisation to address the real economic issues that make it hard for industrialisation – one of which is infrastructure.” South Africa is engaged in a massive infrastructure programme, with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) having also set up infrastructure programmes, and these should form the basis for industrialisation, Davies said. French Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq told the forum that French companies based in South Africa understood South Africa’s commitment to redress the inequalities of the past and respected the country’s regulations. She said foreign trade could be enhanced by better knowledge of each other. “Many South African companies export goods from France, which boosts exports for our country. South African companies should also be encouraged to invest in France in order to restore balance in trade with the EU. If South African companies come, this will reduce the deficit and increase employment – which is a common concern for both countries.” Davies and Bricq agreed on Monday to revive the Joint Economic Committee between South Africa and France. The committee was established in 1995 to promote and strengthen trade and industrial co-operation between the two countries. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Beermen off to fiery start

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” a satisfied Austria said after his Beermen held the short-handed Elite to 36 first-half points. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”Wendell McKines scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and five assists while four locals also finished in twin digits. McKines, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo combined for 32 points in the first half and almost outscored Blackwater, which fell to its third straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOvershadowed by the Beermen’s explosive debut was Meralco’s 89-73 ripping of Rain or Shine in the second game that gave the Bolts a piece of the early lead with NLEX.Allen Durham scattered 23 points, had as many rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists. Jared Dillinger backed him up with 19 points built around four triples. Meanwhile, the Road Warriors collide with Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX is coming off a win over the Elasto Painters, who are now at 1-2. Yeng Guiao and his rejuvenated Road Warriors are shooting to extend a five-game winning streak dating back to their last two games in the Commissioner’s Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 PH riders join London cycling fest FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Showing no signs of a championship hangover, San Miguel Beer put its Grand Slam bid into high gear right in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup by routing Blackwater, 118-93, on Saturday at Ynares Center.The result made coach Leo Austria say something he had never said before.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

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Sanoyas Shipbuilding Indigo Heritage Bulker Delivered

first_imgJapan-based Sanoyas Shipbuilding Corporation has delivered a new Supramax bulk carrier to Cleveland Shipmanagement. The naming and delivery ceremony for Indigo Heritage was held at Sanoyas’ Mizushima Works and Shipyard on September 5, 2019.As informed, Indigo Heritage is the eleventh ship of the 60,000 dwt type completed by the shipbuilder. The design features an energy-saving hull and a bow shape which enable high fuel efficiency during operation.In addition, the newbuild is equipped with environmentally-friendly technologies, complying with the latest IMO regulations.With five cargo holds and a capacity of 77,067 cbm, the bulker has a length of 200 meters and a width of 32.2 meters.The Liberia-flagged Indigo Heritage has already commenced its maiden voyage and is en route to Vancouver, Canada, according to the latest AIS data provided by VesselsValue.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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