McCoy 6 for 17, King 68 help West Indies level T20 series against India

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Obed McCoy, of West Indies, celebrates taking 6 wickets for 17 runs during the second T20I match between West Indies and India at Warner Park in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, on August 01, 2022. (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP) (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

[ESPN Cricinfo] West Indies complicated a comfortable chase of 139, with a final-over no-ball by Avesh Khan turning out to be the trigger for their five-wicket win to level the five-match series against India. They took it deep as the visitors tightened the screws in the middle overs – at one stage, the hosts needed 75 off 72 balls with nine wickets in hand – with Devon Thomas capitalising on the free hit to slam a six, followed by a four to wrap up a nervous chase.

Earlier in the day, Obed McCoy achieved West Indies’ best bowling figures in T20Is – and the best against India by any side in the format – as the visitors provided another peak into the future by putting up an alarming display of their new-found T20 batting method, where they were willing to risk the big hits despite successive loss of wickets.

Brandon King, of West Indies, hits 4 during the second T20I match between West Indies and India at Warner Park in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, on August 01, 2022. (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP) (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Opener Brandon King then smashed 68 off 52 balls, and ensured he held one end up after West Indies were at a nervous 83 for 3 in the 13th over.

McCoy’s 6 for 17 pushed India back in the death overs, where he got four of his wickets after getting the first two inside the third over of the match. India crashed to 138 all out with two deliveries left in the innings after being 104 for 4 in the 14th over, with the scoring drying up considerably as wickets fell; just 75 runs came off the last 74 balls with the loss of wickets, as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja were forced into a repair job after some fanatical firing by the top order.

McCoy masters the powerplay and the death overs

It all started with the first ball of the match: Rohit Sharma got a lifter outside off, which he fended to short third off the shoulder of the bat, with the extra bounce which McCoy gained turning out to be a decisive factor as the innings progressed. He bowled a wicket-maiden to start the match, mixing the back-of-a-lengths with the fuller ones to keep new batter Shreyas Iyer quiet over the next five balls.

In the third over, McCoy struck off the first ball. Inviting Suryakumar Yadav to drive at a full-length delivery bowled form wide of the crease and angled across the right-hander, he had the batter edging behind. Pant and Iyer did try taking McCoy on in the same over, but after two overs, his figures still read 2-1-10-2.

India were mellowed down by the time McCoy returned to bowl the 17th over in his second spell – they were 112 for 5 after a rollercoaster first half of the innings – but had Jadeja and an in-form Dinesh Karthik at the crease. That is when McCoy affected a change of pace, luring Jadeja to loft to long-on when the latter went in search of boundaries after a dry period.

Just five came off that over, and with all of India’s momentum sucked, McCoy struck three times in the 19th over to add to his tally. After getting Karthik caught at short fine leg, he spotted R Ashwin trying to get across, and slipped a full delivery outside off, which Ashwin skied to deep point while hitting against the breeze.

And a little bit of luck also went McCoy’s way when a hesitant review by Nicholas Pooran discovered Bhuvneshwar Kumar had tickled a tight, good length delivery to the wicketkeeper, thus rounding off a dream spell.

Hit and run

Five sixes – and just one four – in the powerplay even with three wickets down, and 56 on the board. This, despite the first over being a maiden.

Bazball fever caught India’s top four, who bashed at will despite losing wickets successively. By the end of the seventh over, India were 63 for 4, the run rate and the wickets both being on the higher side an unusual sight for India in T20Is.

With no run on the board off the first eight deliveries, Suryakumar brought out the effortless loft over mid-off, playing with a high left elbow against Alzarri Joseph, a shot which Iyer emulated just three balls later, as India’s aggressive intent mingled with the short boundaries at Warner Park to start their innings on a thrilling note.

And while Suryakumar edged behind for 11 from six balls, Rishabh Pant flicked his second ball for six over fine leg. Next over, Pant swat-pulled for another six, while Joseph had Iyer caught behind when the ball took off from the pitch again.

Three balls later, Pandya hit what was the first four of the innings – off the 29th ball, by when four sixes had already been crashed – before hacking another six over deep point to start in a hurry like his partners.

The powerplay was done, as Pant welcomed Akeal Hosein with the treatment he usually reserves for Jack Leach, lapping him for four off the second ball of the seventh over, only to walk down next ball and mistime a heave to deep midwicket for 24 from only 12 deliveries.

India were 61 for 4 after 6.3 overs, when some calmness descended. Pandya and Jadeja added 43 off as many balls in a contrasting approach, as India looked to rebuild. But from 104 for 4 in the 14th over, the visitors crumbled to lose 6 for 34, folding up with two deliveries left in the innings.

Five minutes after the rescheduled toss time of 10am had passed, a further delay of 55 minutes was announced with a new revised start of 1.30pm local time (11pm IST).

Soca-ster Machel Montano vereerd met biografie

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door Steven Seedo PARAMARIBO — “Het vieren van veertig jaar in de muziek is ongelooflijk voor mij. En om een

Accident au Vauclin : un enfant de 7 ans évacué inconscient par hélicoptère

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The content originally appeared on: Martinique FranceAntilles

Un accident de la circulation survenu en début d’après-midi au quartier Paquemar a fait trois blessés ce lundi 1er août, dont un enfant.

Un accident de la circulation a eu lieu ce lundi au quartier Paquemar, vers 13h25. Il s’agirait d’un véhicule seul en cause qui, pour une raison indéterminée, aurait fait une sortie de route.

Les pompiers du François et du Vauclin, sollicités sur place, ont pris en charge deux femmes légèrement blessées.  

Évacuation par l’hélicoptère de la Sécurité Civile

En revanche, ils ont également porté assistance à un enfant de 7 ans, qui se trouvait à l’arrière du véhicule avec sa mère et sa grand-mère. Inconscient à leur arrivée, le garçon a dû être évacué vers le CHU de Martinique par Dragon 972, l’hélicoptère de la Sécurité Civile. À ce stade, aucune autre précision n’a été communiquée sur son état de santé.

Une enquête de gendarmerie est ouverte sur les circonstances de l’accident.

Sargasses : l’État augmente son co-financement, un opérateur unique mis en place

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Ce lundi 1er août, Jean-François Carenco, le ministre délégué aux Outre-Mer a réuni un COPIL (comité de pilotage) exceptionnel avec tous les acteurs du plan Sargasses II, pour accélérer et innover dans la lutte contre les algues brunes.

Ce lundi 1er août, à la demande du ministre de l’intérieur et des Outre-mer, Gérald Darmanin, Jean-François Carenco, le ministre délégué, a réuni un COPIL extraordinaire, ce lundi 1er août, rue Oudinot, ” afin d’accélérer et d’innover sur la lutte contre les sargasses à l’aune des premiers retours des comités territoriaux “.

Le plan sargasses II a été adopté en 2022. Mais, malgré un plan de plus de 36 millions d’euros sur 4 ans, les collectivités rencontrent toujours des difficultés dans la collecte des sargasses qui s’échouent sur nos côtes.

Depuis plusieurs mois, les échouages sont massifs, notamment aux Antilles.  

Opérateur unique avant fin octobre

” Dans l’immédiat, pour résoudre la problématique du ramassage rapide, une augmentation à 80% de la part du cofinancement de l’Etat sera accordée, et ce jusqu’au 15 octobre. Le reste à charge des collectivités locales sera de 20% pendant cette période période “, précise le ministère, qui indique également qu’une partie de la subvention pourra être versée par anticipation.


À court terme, un opérateur unique ” service public anti-sargasses ” sera mis en place au plus tard fin octobre 2022 pour centraliser les besoins, les moyens, les mesures et les responsabilités sur chaque territoire.

Les mesures sanitaires, environnementales, de recherche et d’innovation prévues dans le plan Sargasses II se poursuivent. Les comités de pilotage se réunissent désormais tous les 15 jours.

National Hurricane Center monitoring tropical waves in the Caribbean and Atlantic

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The content originally appeared on: Antigua News Room

As the United States enters the third month of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring four active tropical waves on Monday in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR NEWS UPDATES.

For the next five days, the NHC does not expect new tropical cyclones to form. However, the agency is monitoring four unnamed tropical waves, including two in the Caribbean and Atlantic, that are expected to be active for the next 24 hours.

The first wave is located north of Africa’s Cape Verde, moving at a speed of 17 mph, and is surrounded by Saharan dust, according to Naples Daily News. The second wave is being monitored in the central Atlantic between the British Virgin Islands and Cape Verde moving west at 19 mph while also embedded in Saharan dust.

The Caribbean has one wave traveling west at 18 mph just south of Puerto Rico and the fourth wave in the central Caribbean moving west at 17 mph just south of the Cuban capital city of Havana.

A tropical wave can help spawn a storm or hurricane in the Main Development Region, the area between the coast of Africa and Central America where most African waves originate and moves 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. However, some storms may make it to the US coastlines or part of the Caribbean island, but others do curve harmlessly north toward the open ocean.

This summer, tropical storms have not materialized near the same frequency as years prior. The last-named tropical storm was on July 2, and there have only been four occasions between July 3 and August 4 when the Atlantic has had no named storms.

These tropical waves usually develop off the west African coast in August and, if conditions allow for it, turn into tropical developments during the Hurricane season. However, Saharan dust cross moving through the Atlantic is contributing to the low frequency of these storms.

The dust suppresses tropical cyclones and keeps waves from manifesting into tropical developments due to the warmth, dryness, and strong winds. During the late spring and summer, these dust clouds travel thousands of miles from the African Sarah desert.



McCoy, King lead West Indies to five-wicket win over India

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The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


West Indies’ Obed McCoy celebrates with teammate Brandon King the dismissal of India’s captain Rohit Sharma during the second T20 cricket match at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts, on Monday. (AP PHOTO)

LEFT-ARM pace bowler Obed McCoy took six wickets for 17 runs and opener Brandon King struck a polished 68 as the West Indies won the second T20 International against India by five wickets, at the Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts on Monday.

The start of the game was delayed by three hours due to the late arrival of luggage from Trinidad to St Kitts.

However, when play got underway, India, who were sent in to bat first, struggled against the variations of McCoy, who took career-best figures; the visitors were dismissed for 138 runs off 19.4 overs. Fellow pace bowler Jason Holder took 2/23 while, for India, Hardik Pandya made 31, Ravindra Jadeja 27 and Rishabh Pant 24.

King struck eight fours and two sixes in his 52-ball knock, while Devon Thomas chipped in with an unbeaten 31 (19 balls, two sixes and a four) as the West Indies responded with 141/5, with four deliveries to spare.

India won the first T20 International by 68 runs last Friday, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.

The third T20 International will be contested on Tuesday while the other two matches in the series will take place in Lauderhill, Florida, United States on August 6 and 7.

Al-Qaeda leader dies in US drone strike – reports

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Home World Al-Qaeda leader dies in US drone strike – reports

BBC: An American counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan has killed the al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, US media are reporting.

They say he was killed in a drone strike carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday.

There is no independent confirmation of this at present.

However, the White House says that President Joe Biden will give details of the operation in Afghanistan in the next few hours.

CBS News said three sources had confirmed the killing of the al-Qaeda leader. The New York Times, Washington Post and CNN also quoted unidentified sources identifying the victim.

A senior US official has spoken of a “successful” operation against a “significant” al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan.

The operation took place over the weekend and there were no civilian casualties, the official added.

At the same time, a Taliban spokesman reported that a US drone strike had taken place on Sunday in a residential area of Kabul.

He described it as a clear violation of international principles.


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SSA cleans up Warrens quick; Smallest revelers band from the jump Loop Barbados

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The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) workers were no less efficient this year than in the past after the Grand Kadooment parade.

The route for 2022 may have been new but it’s not the first time that the revelers began their jump in Warrens and the SSA had their game plan well thought out.

Acting Superintendent, SSA, Shernell Beckles stopped assisting her team of 25 to chat with Loop quickly.

“We have fewer bands and so the garbage on the ground is a little less,” reported Beckles. The team on the ground was accompanied by four truck crews. They were out and sweeping from about 1pm after the last masquerade band started its jump.

The parking lots including those at the Massy Superstore, Digicel/Ace H&B, and Dome Mall/FCIB were cleared by approximately 2pm, before the revelers band even got underway.

Expected for a 1:30pm arrival, the revelers band accompanied by members of the Barbados Defence Force and the Barbados Police Service did not depart from Warrens until around at 2:30pm. By then the roadway was practically clear, as persons did not think that there would still have been the revelers truck. But those who remained patiently, were rewarded an hour later, and they orderly gathered behind the truck led by two police jeeps and surrounded by numerous armed defence personnel.

As the revelers partied from Warrens to the Clyde B Walcott roundabout at Hothersal Turning, the SSA workers continued to pick up the trash and clear the route kilometre by kilometre.

Mystikal Arrested For Rape & False Imprisonment Faces Years In Prison

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Rapper Mystikal was denied bond on Sunday following his arrest on charges of rape, domestic abuse, robbery, and charges.

According to TMZ, the New Orleans-born rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was arrested on Saturday night. Mystikal is being held at the Ascension Parish jail and is being held without bond due to the nature of the offenses.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) told news reporters that the rapper was arrested on Saturday, July 30, just before midnight. Cops were called to the hospital after the rape victim went to the local hospital for treatment.

The victim’s identity is protected by law, but officers say that she sustained minor injuries during the attack. She reported Mystikal as the attacker.

On Monday, reports surfaced that the previous rape convict is facing fresh charges in this new case for first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic abuse, battery – strangulation, false Imprisonment, and simple criminal damage to property. The investigation is still ongoing, and the rapper will be held until he can see a judge in the coming week.

Mystikal’s team has not responded to the rapper’s latest legal problems, but this is not the first time the Louisiana rapper has been accused of rape. He was previously accused and charged with rape in 2017, but he successfully beat the charges due to the lack of evidence by the complainant.

Mystikal is also a registered sex offender, having served time in jail for sexual battery in 2004. At the time, he had pleaded guilty and served six years in jail.

That case stemmed from him attacking his former hairstylist.

The rapper was originally charged with aggravated rape and extortion on July 18, 2002. According to police, he and two bodyguards were arrested for threatening to frame his former hairstylist with the claim that she had stolen his money, specifically cashing $80,000 worth of unauthorized checks from the Mystikal’s bank account if she did not have oral sex with them.

Cops also revealed that they had found a videotape of the assault. Mystikal’s legal team was able to get the charges lowered from aggravated rape which carries a life in prison sentence to sexual battery in exchange for a guilty plea.

The judge in the case had great disdain for the rapper when he read the sentencing, according to a dated MTV news article.

“The court is convinced that the defendant believes he is above the law and can take the law into his own hands,” Justice Anthony Marabella had said.

“You received a significant break when the district attorney reduced the charges. … If it weren’t for the victim [agreeing to lesser charges in exchange for a guilty plea], the sentence would have been the maximum 10 years.”

Even his attorney had agreed that the tape in question was very inflammatory. The tape of the incident has never been revealed.

His bodyguards had also pleaded guilty to the offense and were sentenced to four and three years, respectively.