Binnie ‘happy’ with overall performance

first_imgKINGSTON:Jamaican and Caribbean men’s champion Chris Binnie finished second at the TRAC North of Scotland Professional Squash Association tournament which wrapped up on Sunday in Aberdeen, Scotland.Although unseeded, Binnie fought his way to the final, beating Richie Fallows of England 11-9, 3-11, 11-2, 11-8 in the first round, and Fallows’ teammate Joe Green 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4 in the quarter-finals.In the semi-finals Binnie rallied from a first game loss to beat Englishman Eddie Charlton, ranked 65 in the world, 4-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7.However, the Jamaican’s winning streak ended in the final, as he went down 4-11, 4-11, 7-11 to Yousseff Soliman of Egypt.”Although I’m disappointed that I lost in the final I am very happy about my performance throughout the week as it will improve my ranking,” said Binnie.The national and regional champion is heading to Switzerland to compete in the Pilatus Cup, which starts tomorrow.”There were many positives to take away from doing well in Scotland and I’ll be working for an even better result in Switzerland,” said Binnie.last_img read more

MESSENGERS OF PEACE, Dialogue among Peace Messengers: It takes a village

first_imgThe spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia started with a single individual from Guinea. Now it takes a global village to contain it.  We are constantly reminded of the spread of the Ebola virus from DRC, Sudan, Uganda, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, USA and Spain.Given my rudimentary knowledge of Ebola virus, we can now categorize Ebola Virus Disease as a pandemic rather than an epidemic. The Ebola pandemic affects us all. The death of one person affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affects all of us.In the words made famous by John Donne-1624 Meditation 17 Devotions upon-Ask not for whom the bell tolls-“No man is an island entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent. A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thine own. Or of thine friends were. Each man’s death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”The message in the above poem is simply the connectivity in this pandemic and how a more concerted and comprehensive effort would be required to tackle the spread of Ebola. You may think you don’t know someone who is affected-or you may feel you’re not affected. You’re wrong. Everyone is affected and should be involved in the fight against Ebola.It takes a village to dispel rumors, educate its masses, provide supportive but precautionary care, mobilize its young people and provide facilities for the disposal of its deaths. It is only when we get the buy-in of the village that we can begin to turn the curve in the fight against Ebola Virus Disease.We need a village chief to help oversee the coordination, supervision and implementation of the ever-changing protocols for EVD. We need, according to Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor, “to minimize fears and maximize facts. We need to deal with facts not fears.Notice the use of the word “We”. The battle against EVD is not and would never be the responsibility of one person, government or international organizations. It is the collective responsibility of all. This crisis calls for an approach that would engage the entire population as we begin to come into grips with socio-cultural events.  A village model that provides empirical information on knowledge, attitude and practices, including norms and beliefs that affect people and confidence to act would be critical to prevention and control programmes.We need to be on a trajectory to begin to meet up with the Ebola virus. We also need a sense of community that places emphasis on food security, improved access to water, electricity and roads. The bottom-line is to use all of our collective capabilities to control the spread of EVD and prevent other villagers from infection.To control and prevent the continuous spread of Ebola, we do not need a field of villages that are disconnected. We need a committed village to connect, have a different attitude and behavior to common up with a common vision before it is too late. According to Richard Quest, of CNN Quest means business, “stopping Ebola outbreak would take Doctors, Drugs and Dollars” before it is too late.When we are proactive, thoughtful and adaptive, we will emerge from this pandemic and trying times stronger than ever before. As young people, we should be part of the villagers and not take any risk that would put us in harms way. We should be our brothers and sisters keepers. People are having trouble feeding their families and more educational outreach programmes would be needed to engage the Liberian populace.Until next week, when we come to you with another article on: “Ebola Politics” to control Ebola, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Mills Jones’ Candidacy Not Affected By Supreme Court Ruling”

first_imgThe Supreme of Court of Liberia’s recent decision to uphold the legality and legitimacy of the Code of Conduct enacted by the Legislature in 2014 has no bearing on the candidacy of presidential hopeful, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, the Citizens Solidarity Council (CSC) has said.The CSC, which is backing the former Central Bank Executive Governor’s quest for the presidency, said “The ruling of the Supreme Court has nothing to do with Dr. Jones’ candidacy for President of Liberia. He was not a party to the suit and in our opinion has no reason to challenge the Code.”The group, through its chairman, James Brooks, however said Dr. Jones will remain a formidable candidate in the forthcoming Presidential and Legislative elections.A fortnight ago, a legal argument and voting process ensued at the Supreme Court among five justices, with three favoring the 2014 National Code of Conduct, with the remaining two going against it.Justices Philip Banks and Jamesetta Wolokollie were those who opposed their colleagues’ decision to accept the Code of Conduct, while Chief Justice Francis Korkpor along with Associate Justices Kabineh Ja’neh and Sie-A- Nyene Youh favored the Act.According to the CSC, Dr. Jones brings a lot to the presidency if elected, saying that as a result, Liberians cannot be denied such a brilliant chance.However, the area of contention with the Code of Conduct is Section 5.1, which requires that “All officials appointed by the President of the Republic of Liberia shall not: (a) Engage in political activities, canvass or contest for elected offices; (b) Use government facilities, equipment or resources in support of parties or political activities; and (c) Serve on a campaign team of any political party, or the campaigns of any independent candidate. Section 5.2 says, “Wherein any person in the category stated in section 5.1 desires to canvass or contest for an elective public position, the following shall apply:“(a ) Any Minister, Deputy Minister, Director-General, Managing Director and Superintendent appointed by the President pursuant to article 56 (a ) of the Constitution and a Managing Director appointed by a Board of Director, who desires to contest for public elective office shall resign said post at least two (2) years prior to the date of such public election.“(b) Any other official appointed by the President who holds a tenured position and desires to contest for public elective office shall resign said post three (3) years prior to the date of such public election.The contention over the Code of Conduct started on August 5, 2014, when CSC filed at the Civil Law Court a “Declaratory Judgment” seeking a declaration from the court on the unconstitutionality of sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the Code.They argued that the clauses did not only contravene the Constitution, but also infringed on certain fundamental rights of citizens, especially those seeking elective political office.“Nowhere in the law did it say that citizens making up their own mind cannot ask a former official to run in an election. Therefore, whether or not the Code of Conduct is constitutional or unconstitutional has no bearing on Dr. Jones’ decision to be persuaded by the people who petitioned him to continue to proclaim his candidacy to be President of Liberia,” Brooks said.“He (Dr. Jones) is a man with a record of performance. This is the verdict of the Liberian people; the ordinary, poor people who his policies have affected directly. We know the schemers who want to feed the public with false information,” he said, describing them as enemies of progress.“No one should be fooled sixteen years into the 21st Century that they can trample on the rights of the Liberian people,” he stated.He indicated that perhaps, many people don’t fully comprehend the key provisions of the Code of Conduct. “People think, perhaps, that it is only about government officials resigning to participate in elections. There are many provisions that are not being enforced,” he said, making reference to the part that deals with nepotism. The Code defines Nepotism in count 1.3.16 as “when a public official appoints, employs, promotes, or recommends for advancement family members in any agency of Government or branch of Government in which he/she works.”Brooks said by this definition, the sons of the President within the government should have left their positions. “Are they still in their positions because the law does not apply ex post? If that is the case, doesn’t the ex post situation cover the application of the code in all other instances?” he asked.He added that laws are passed to single out individuals. “We say that such individuals must be mindful of the law of unintended consequences. In Liberia, we say, ‘you pull rope, rope pull bush and the entire forest could be cleared.’”Brooks said the Code of Conduct did not say, as it is being reported by some media, that officials of government should resign at a particular time to participate 2 or 3 years before an election. “The specific wordings of the Code in part states that any public official who desires to canvass or contest for an elective public office should resign within 2 or three years. The word “desire” means to want, to wish for, to long for or hope for or to express a wish for.“Those who want to challenge Dr. Jones’ participation in the upcoming elections should go to the Supreme Court; and given the Court’s definition of “standing”, those who object will have to show individually or severally how the participation of a citizen who meets all the criteria required of other citizens would injure those who are bringing the suit,” Brooks said.He said there should be no doubt as to the validity of the candidacy of Dr. Jones for President of Liberia in 2017. “This disinformation campaign is yet another reason by the unscrupulous politicians who love themselves more than they love Liberia,” Brooks concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Antelope Valley housing

first_imgTucked inside the Antelope Valley’s Economic Roundtable Report 2007 is a page titled “Dare to Compare.” There’s a snapshot on the left of a small, 46-year-old Canyon Country house with three bedrooms, two baths and a $565,000 price tag. Contrasting that is a picture of a two-year-old house in Lancaster that is more than triple the size at 3,391 square feet. It sold a year ago for $450,000. Welcome to the Antelope Valley, where you get a lot of house for comparatively little money. While some tract homes in the greater Los Angeles area sell for more than $1 million, housing in the Antelope Valley — varying from condos to mansions — is far more affordable. The median price for a single-family home in the Antelope Valley was $314,435 in 2006 compared to $284,572 the previous year. And even now, as the housing market settles after two years of torrid sales, resale prices are holding steady. As for new homes, construction continues on the 5,200-home Ana Verde master-planned community on former cattle ranching land in southwest Palmdale. The development is expected to be completed over the next five years. The neighboring 7,200-home Ritter Ranch, mired in legal and financial battles since the 1990s real estate slump, was taken over last year by Irvine-based home developer SunCal. Development of the ranch, spread out across rolling hills and valleys in west Palmdale, will last about a decade. The Antelope Valley market has been marked by three housing booms since World War II. The 1950s’ boom was fueled by aircraft industry hiring, and the 1980s’ boom came from commuters looking for affordable housing. The latest — which started about 2001 — is feeding off skyrocketing Southern Californian home prices. The buyers are a combination of Antelope Valley homeowners looking to move up in the market, first-time buyers looking to get out of rentals, and buyers from the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita and Los Angeles Basin finding more home for their money in the Antelope Valley. Just to the west of burgeoning Ana Verde, builders are laying streets and other infrastructure for the 7,200-home Ritter Ranch master-planned community. Both developments had been proposed in the early 1990s but were held up by recession and, in the Ritter Ranch case, by bankruptcy and years of legal wrangling. MORE INFO A.V. homeownership rate: 67 percent Median home price: $394,483 (Palmdale), $334,199 (Lancaster) Average apartment rent: $884 per month Housing authority: Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, (323) 890-7001; www.lacdc.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

first_imgPHILOMENA MCGOWANThe death has taken place of Philomena McGowan, Drumboe Avenue, Stranorlar. Surrounded by her loving family in the tender care of the wonderful staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar. Beloved wife of the late Edward and much loved mother of Eamon, Mary and Pat. Sadly missed by her sons, daughter, brother Malachy, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, realtives and friendsHer remains will repose at her home from 6pm Thursday. Funeral from there on Saturday at 1.30pm for 2pm Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Stranorlar, followed by interment in Drumboe cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the patients’ comfort fund, Woodville Ward, St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar c/o any family member.Family time please from 11pm to 10am.MICK PEOPLES The death has occurred of Michael ‘Mick’ Peoples formerly Kinnycally, St Johnston, brother of Joe Peoples, St Johnston.Burial will take place in Kendall, England.WILLIAM GALLAGHERThe death has taken place in Birmingham of William Gallagher, formerly Lower Murroe, Dunfanaghy.Remains will arrive at Belfast City Airport tomorrow afternoon, Friday, at 4.45pm going to Holy Cross Church, Dunfanaghy, arriving at approximately 845pm.Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.TONY MONAGHAN The death has taken place Clydebank, Glasgow of Tony Monaghan, formerly of Carrick, Castlefinn, brother of Kevin Monaghan.Funeral will take place in St Margaret’s Church, Clydebank on Tuesday next, May 15th, followed by interment in the local cemetery.LAURENCE LAFFERTYThe death has taken place in Letterkenny General Hospital of Laurence Lafferty, 12 Chapel Rd, Dunfanaghy and formerly of Knocknafaugher. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass in Holy Cross Church, Dunfanaghy tomorrow Friday at 11am, with burial afterwards in Doe Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am.——————Donegaldaily.com does not charge for family notices. Details can be sent to info@donegaldaily.com DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 was last modified: May 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYMAY 10last_img read more

REVEALED: CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY IN DONEGAL FOR TV SHOW WHICH WILL BE SEEN BY MILLIONS

first_imgChristine with FrankTOP telly presenter Christine Bleakley is in Donegal – filming a new TV series which will be seen by millions of people in Britain.The fiancée of soccer star Frank Lampard says she’s delighted to be back here, because she spent many childhood holidays in Ireland’s most beautiful county.The Co Down celebrity is fronting a six-part series on the Wild Atlantic Way which will be broadcast on a prime time ITV next spring. The show is set to help bring thousands of extra tourists here next year.The series is a new initiative by Tourism Ireland.Filming for the new TV series is under way right now; it will highlight the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way to millions of viewers – or potential holidaymakers – across Britain.Christine said: “It’s brilliant to be here in Ireland filming for this great new ITV series. “Growing up, we always enjoyed holidaying in Donegal and Galway and drives along the stunning Atlantic coast – so, this is a dream job for me.”Supporting this series is just one element of Tourism Ireland’s extensive programme of promotions to highlight the Wild Atlantic Way around the world.The Wild Atlantic Way is being promoted by Tourism Ireland across a range of platforms including TV, print and online advertising; on Ireland.com and through social media channels; at major international consumer and trade fairs; through familiarisation visits for influential travel agents, tour operators, as well as travel and lifestyle journalists and bloggers from around the world; and through Tourism Ireland’s promotional material and brochures. REVEALED: CHRISTINE BLEAKLEY IN DONEGAL FOR TV SHOW WHICH WILL BE SEEN BY MILLIONS was last modified: September 4th, 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:Christine BleakleydonegalITVtourismlast_img read more

Boss refusing to comment on striker’s return to West Brom

first_imgUwe Rosler is remaining tight-lipped over Saido Berahino’s return to West Bromwich Albion following his loan spell at Brentford.The striker made a great start to life at Griffin Park and scored four goals in eight appearances, but his time at the club was cut short this week.He was recently dropped by Bees boss Rosler for venting his fury on Twittter after being taken off during a defeat against Leyton Orient.Rosler said: “We and West Brom made a statement that he went back for personal reasons. Personal reasons can be different things. I respect that.“I will only comment on Brentford players. Saido is no longer a Brentford player, so I think [only] West Brom should comment on the issue.”See also:Striker Berahino returns to AlbionBerahino helps Bees destroy CarlisleBerahino delivers again for BrentfordBerahino targets play-offs with BrentfordWhat next for Brentford after their mad March?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Vivian Richards lauds Brendon McCullum after fastest Test ton in swansong

first_imgWest Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has lauded swashbuckling New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum for posting the fastest ton in Test cricket off just 54 balls, bidding adieu to the game on an incredible high.Richards, who held the record for the quickest hundred in Tests off 56 balls jointly with Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq till McCullum broke it on Saturday, was all praise for the Kiwi skipper for his record-breaking feat.”Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Brendon…(I’ve) been a great fan of yours for many years. Well done on your achievement,” said Richards in the video on Twitter, posted by Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Quetta Gladiators.”And if there was going to be an individual who you would’ve liked to have surpassed whatever you would’ve achieved in life, certainly it would be you. You’re one of those individuals who help to put bums on seats. Long may that continue. Well done, man,” he added.McCullum came to bat when New Zealand were struggling at 32 for three on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at Christchurch.McCullum smashed 100 runs off just 54 deliveries to pull New Zealand out of trouble and in the process also broke Richards’ record set against England in 1986.last_img read more

ISL: Kerala Blasters edge past 10-man NorthEast United for first league win

first_imgKerala Blasters earned their first win of Indian Super League 2017-18 with a slender 1-0 win over 10-man NorthEast United at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Friday.Kerala’s star CK Vineeth scored the solitary goal of the match upon his return from suspension.Courtesy Vineeth’s heroics, Kerala maintained their record of staying unbeaten to NorthEast United in the four years of the ISL.The hosts were in an advantageous position for the entire second session as NorthEast goalkeeper T.P. Rehenesh was sent off with a straight red card in the 43rd minute.NorthEast could never recover from that blow, although they could not be faulted for lack of effort..@ckvineeth’s diving header gave @KeralaBlasters their maiden win of the #HeroISL season over 10-man @NEUtdFC!More videos: https://t.co/cVyUhTONeX#ISLRecap #KERNEU #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/0VdwMcxECi- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 15, 2017Although Vineeth got the goal that mattered, the hero of the match was debutant Wes Brown. The former Manchester United defender played his first match for Kerala Blasters and showed what they were missing all along. His solid performance in front of the back four was the key to Kerala’s first win this season.It was NorthEast though who started stronger and with some good fortune could have even taken the lead. Striker Marcinho was a constant threat for the visitors and struck a good understanding with Martin Diaz.Kerala calmed nerves for the hosts in the 24th minute with a gem of a strike from star man Vineeth. Captain Sandesh Jhingan released Rino Anto on the right with a long ball and Anto, with plenty of space ahead of him, made a superb run forward. He then played an inch-perfect cross inside the NorthEast goalmouth where Vineeth stunned everyone with a flying header.advertisementThe two local boys – @rinoanto and @ckvineeth – combine to give @KeralaBlasters the advantage!#LetsFootball #KERNEU pic.twitter.com/DX9Q8WP6xG- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 15, 2017There was a way back for the visitors but they needed to keep calm. In the 43rd minute, the match took a dramatic turn when Rehenesh was red-carded. From a quick counter-attack, the inspirational Courage Pekuson picked out Mark Sifneos with a through ball and goalkeeper Rehenesh mistimed his jump, catching Sifneos’s legs, instead of the ball..@NEUtdFC’s Rehenesh TP came off his line, took down Sifneos and was brandished the red card! But did he deserve it?Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/H7SPcBm79J JioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #ISLMoments #KERNEU #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/ssu4HVdsUM- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 15, 2017Once the referee flashed the red card at Rehenesh, they were left with a mountain to climb. With the numerical advantage, Kerala always enjoyed the upper hand and it was the upright that thwarted them in the 57th minute when Lalruatthara’s close range shot seemed good enough for the second goal.Lalruatthara off the post!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/H7SPcBm79J JioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #ISLMoments #KERNEU #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/fyETG6jfmU- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 15, 2017NorthEast had to rely mostly on counter attacks and they came close to securing an unlikely equaliser with just three minutes left to be played. A corner-kick from substitute Odair Fortes saw Danilo Lopes rise high to head, but the ball sailed agonisingly wide with nobody on hand to tap it him.Danilo with a glancing header, almost leveled the scoreline!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/H7SPcBm79J JioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #ISLMoments #KERNEU #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/t2sDmg4yZ4- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 15, 2017The final minutes of the match saw Kerala Blasters clearing off the ball to maintain their lead and NorthEast United pushing hard for an equaliser but their efforts going in vain.(Courtesy: IANS)Amazing! The captain of the @KeralaBlasters @SandeshJhingan calls his entire team to celebrate with the fans with a thunderous Viking Clap!#LetsFootball #KERNEU #HeroISL pic.twitter.com/fBIcOqf5Mb- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 15, 2017last_img read more

Nepal beat Netherlands by one run to register dramatic maiden ODI win

first_imgNepal, playing their second-ever one-day international, recorded a dramatic last-ball victory against the Netherlands in a low-scoring thriller in the second ODI at Amstelveen to level the two-match series 1-1.Nepal skipper Paras Khadka bowled the last over with the Netherlands needing just six runs to win, but the bowler held his nerve, giving away only fours run and executing a run out off the final delivery to secure a one-run win.He deflected a firm drive back onto the stumps before collecting the rebound and ripping a stump out of the ground to make sure, and spark wild celebrations.Disappointment for Dutch but a historical win for Nepal.Nepal win by 1 run! pic.twitter.com/sYyiceLWK0CricketNetherlands (@KNCBcricket) August 3, 2018With the visitors defending 216, the Netherlands made hard work of the chase as Nepal’s attack gave nothing away in a spirited bowling display.Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of an impressive line-up, taking 3/41 from his 10 overs, while left-armer Lalit Bhandari took 2/43 off nine, slow left-armer Basant Regmi 1/39 off 10.Wesley Barresi had been the mainstay of the Dutch reply. The 34-year-old right-hander made a patient 71 off 89 balls with eight fours to hold things together even as the scoring was dried up and wickets fell around him.He came to the crease in the eighth over with the score on 30 after Kami followed up his good work with the bat with the early wicket of Stephan Myburgh second ball. That was followed by the wicket of Ben Cooper for 19 off Bhandari.advertisementBarresi put on 84 with opener Daniel ter Braak and, while the Nepal spinners kept things tight, the home side looked to be cruising until the right-handed ter Braak was lbw to the excellent wrist-spin of Lamichhane.Bas de Leede and Rippon then fell in quick succession to leave captain Seelaar to stick around with Barresi with the run-rate creeping up.But the game was really on when Barresi fell lbw to the off-spin of Dipendra Airee with the Dutch still 74 adrift and with only four wickets and no top-order batsmen remaining.Thank you to all of our fans,supporters,well wishers and everyone who loves Nepal cricket..Our First ODI win and together let us all carry the dreams of the whole country for more better results in future …JAI NEPAL …!! pic.twitter.com/syh5Q1URD0Paras Khadka (@paras77) August 4, 2018What a win !! Nothing could be better than this. First win as an ODI Nation. Great team effort. Great contribution from everyone. Well done @Sompal_Kami dai & @paras77 dai for your brilliant innings. Well done everyone. Proud of Everyone. Jai Nepal!! pic.twitter.com/lmkxQIzun5Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) August 3, 2018Fred Klaassen (13) and Paul van Meekeren (12*), batting at No. 10 and 11, looked to be steering the Netherlands ever closer to a nail-biting win, but runs hadn’t come easily all game and, with tensions rising, they were unable to overcome Khadka at the last.Earlier, the Dutch left-arm opener Klaassen had ripped through the Nepal top-order to take 3/38 from his 10 overs. In removing the top three batsmen (Gyanendra Malla caught slip for 13, Anil Sah caught mid-on for 4 and wicket-keeper Subash Khakurel for 19) he reduced the tourists to 47/3 in the 12th over.When Dipendra Airee was then run out following a misunderstanding with Khadka and then debutant Rohit Paudel fell to left-arm wrist-spinner Michael Rippon caught behind, Nepal were reeling at 88/5.But their skipper held firm and held things together, making a 69-ball 51 that included two sixes and six fours. He fell to his opposite number Seelaar to leave the score at 135/6.There was more to come from Nepal, though, as No.8 Kami struck crucial late blows in a 46-ball 61 featuring three sixes and five fours to help the tourists up to 216 all out. That crucial knock set up a famous victory for Nepal, who wrote another small chapter in their rapidly growing history as a cricket nation.(With inputs from ICC)last_img read more