The group Extraordinary (XO) and their fans are grieving whole-heartedly as they mourn the death of 30 year-old music artist, Even XO.Also known as Kilven Jones, Even passed away on July 29, 2014 at 3 a.m. Laid back but cool and friendly with everyone, the he and his twin brother Milven Jones made up the two-man group, XO.The group is popular for hit tracks like the post-war anthem “It’s over now” and “Crazy”, a nice dance track that was produced in Ghana years ago.The late Even XO is survived by his parents, twin brother, wife, host of relatives and two-week-old daughter Lucy Even Jones.According to the late singer’s cousin, Ranale Zleh, Jr., Even XO died after a period of painful illness and swelling.”He was sick off and on, but not too bad. This time around it was serious; he was swollen from head to waist before he died. We knew he wouldn’t make it, I knew from the swelling in his stomach,” narrated Ranale.It is also said that during the late singers agonizing medical experience, he was taken to a Chinese clinic in town and diagnosed.”They did his blood test and said he had a kidney infection and urine infection. The doctor also said the swelling looked strange. We later took him to a native doctor who said that Even was poisoned. The native doctor also said that it had spread all over his body and that we were late.” Ranale further added.”Even fought death and right now his twin brother is bad off. We sent him away before Evens’ death, we didn’t want him on scene because we didn’t know what he would have done.”According to Ranale, the twin brothers were inseparable and both recently had babies before the singer’s death.”Melvin can’t believe that his brother is gone, they went everywhere together, they haven’t missed each other for a day in their lives. We pray Milven comes out fine after this.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hosts England joined India and Australia and have almost dragged New Zealand with them to the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a comprehensive 119-run win over Kane Williamson’s men in their final group-stage match at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.England were in danger of getting knocked out before reaching the knockoustages yet another time in the quadrennial touranment when they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia on the trot. However, Eoin Morgan’s men have kept their composure and stormed back with wins over India and New Zealand in their last two group-stage matches.With New Zealand’s 119-run defeat, Pakistan are all but out of the semi-final race. They face an improbable task on Friday in their final group-game against Bangladesh as they need to win by a margin of well over 270 if they bat first. If they bowl against Bangladesh at Lord’s, they have no chance of keeping their outside chances alive.Assuming New Zealand lose today say by 150 runs. Their NRR will then be 0.085.Pakistan currently on NRR -0.792 has an impossible task of winning their final game by 270+ runs, even if they manage 300 runs.Batting 2nd they have no chance!#CWC19 #CWC2019#EngvNZ #NZvEngMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 3, 2019England’s batting firepower helped them overcome a tough Indian challenge on Sunday in Birmingham and it was once again the case against New Zealand as Jonny Baristow and Jason Roy stitched their 2nd straight hundred-run stand of World Cup 2019.After winning the toss in Chester-le-Street, Roy and Baristow went after the New Zealand new-ball attack with a lot of success. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner nearly had Roy walking back to the pavillion with an arm-ball in the first ball of Match 41 but Roy survived the close shave and went on to punish the New Zealand pacers.advertisementVeteran Tim Southee conceded aplenty in his first World Cup 2019 spell and the likes of Trent Boult and Matt Henry went wicketkless in their first spells as Baristow and Roy added 123 runs for the opening stand. Roy was dimsissed for 60 but Bairstow went on to become the first English cricketer to hit back-to-back World Cup hundreds.New Zeland though pulled things back with a fine bowling performance in the end overs as James Neesham, Henry and Boult struck late to derail the England innings. England managed just 63 runs in the last 10 overs as they were restricted to 304.However, New Zealand’s chase got off to a horror start when they lost Henry Nicholls for naught in the first over. Martin Guptill suffered another failure as he was dimissed for 8, leaving New Zealand reeling at 14 for 2.Seasoned campaigners Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor made a bid to rebuild the innings but England ran the two batsmen out in quick succession with some smart work on the field.While it looked game over for New Zealand after the wickets of Taylor and Williamsom, Tom Latham and James Neesham helped New Zealand stay aflot with a 50-run stand. However, Mark Wood came back to haunt the Black Caps by removing Neesham for 19.Latham went on to complete a half-century before he was caught behind off a Liam Plunkett bouncer in the 39th over.England came up with a collective effort with the ball as Mark Wood picked up 3 wickets while the likes of Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Chirs Woakes and Ben Stokes picked up a wicket each to dent New Zealand’s chase at regular intervals.Also Read | MS Dhoni is a great, you don’t doubt greatness: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Enough of your verbal diarrhoea: Ravindra Jadeja slams Sanjay Manjrekar on TwitterAlso See:
Just about everything that could go right for the 2016 Texas Rangers did. Flying in the face of preseason projections that called for them to finish around .500, the Rangers rode stellar seasons from Adrian Beltre, Cole Hamels and Elvis Andrus (among others) all the way to 95 wins, the AL West crown and the league’s best record. At the same time, however, they relied on a combination of metrics that confounded sabermetricians all season long: a 36-11 record in one-run games — the best mark in MLB history — and on top of that, a better run differential than we’d expect from their underlying stats, too.In other words, number-crunchers suspected the Rangers had been massively, historically lucky last season — and were probably due for a downturn in 2017. But even the statheads didn’t see Texas’s fortunes reversing quite as much as they have. After that record-setting mark in close games a year ago, the Rangers somehow have the league’s second-worst winning percentage in one-run contests this year, and they’ve also scored fewer runs (and allowed more) than their statistics would predict. All the things that went right last season are now going wrong; as a result, Texas is in fourth place with little chance of making the playoffs.Here’s the funny thing, though: Deep down, the Rangers’ 2017 squad is probably every bit as good as its 2016 iteration, and possibly a little better, despite the huge decline in winning percentage. According to wins above replacement (WAR),1Averaging together the Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com versions of WAR. Texas had the 16th-best team in baseball last season with 32.4 total WAR. (For a sense of scale, the average team has about 33 WAR,2A .500 record in 162 games is 81-81, and WAR sets the replacement level at about 48 wins for an entire season. 81 minus 48 equals 33 WAR for the average team. meaning the 95-win Rangers were basically a middle-of-the-road ballclub after stripping away their good fortune in high-leverage situations.) This season, the Rangers are on pace for 32.8 total WAR over 162 games — ever so slightly more than they posted a year ago, and good for 13th-most in MLB.Some Texas players have been even better than last year (Andrus) and some disappointingly worse (Rougned Odor), but on the whole they’ve played basically the same at an individual level. The only real difference between the two versions of the Rangers has been in sequencing — that is, scoring more (and/or allowing fewer) runs than the underlying stats would predict, because events were timed right within an inning — and performance in close games. As Texas is learning, those categories can be extremely fluky, and teams who overachieve in them one year tend to see their records dramatically regress to the mean in the following season.We can measure how much a team benefited from each kind of good fortune with a couple of metrics: Base runs, which estimate how many runs a team “should have” scored and allowed based on its underlying stats, and the Pythagorean expectation, which estimates how many games a team “should have” won based on its run differential. Deviations from each estimate come, respectively, from fortunate sequencing and good luck in close games. And by those standards, last year’s Rangers — who beat their estimated record by a staggering 13 wins — were one of the luckiest teams in baseball history. According to TheBaseballGauge.com, they tied for the third-biggest difference between a team’s actual and expected records during the expansion era.3Since 1961. 2008Angels10062+5+12+17-3 ACTUAL RECORDWINS OF LUCK 2007D-backs9072+2+11+13-8 1969Mets10062+6+8+14-17 1962Reds9864+6+5+11-12 1973Reds9963+7+5+12-1 1987Cardinals9567+10+3+13-19 2006Athletics9369+6+8+13-17 1982Red Sox8973+7+4+11-11 2013Yankees8577+6+6+12-1 1977Orioles9764+2+9+11-7 YEARTEAMWINSLOSSESSEQUENCINGCLOSE GAMESTOTALCHG. IN WINS NEXT SEASON 1985White Sox8577+8+2+11-13 1985Angels9072+5+6+11+2 1987Twins8577+5+6+11+6 1984Mets9072-1+12+11+8 Change in wins is the difference in wins between this season and the next. In cases where an uneven number of games were played, the change is derived by pro-rating the team’s change in winning percentage over the number of games they played during the “lucky” season.Source: The Baseball Gauge 1963Dodgers9963+6+7+13-19 1972Mets83730+11+11-4 2012Orioles93690+11+12-8 1961Reds9361+1+10+110 2016Rangers95670+13+13-15 After the luck has goneMLB teams with the most extra wins of luck from sequencing and close games, 1961-2017 1989Astros8676+3+7+11-11 Even among those lucky teams, the Rangers’ fall this season has been especially steep. They’re on pace for a 15-win decline from 2016, in part because their luck has actually turned in the opposite direction. So far this season, they’ve managed to win one fewer game than they would have with neutral sequencing and normal luck in close games. And this fickle twist of fate is basically the difference between Texas comfortably returning to the playoffs and being on the outside looking in: The Rangers are currently two games out of the American League’s second wild-card spot, with five teams ahead of them to leapfrog as well. If they had last year’s luck again, they’d be five games clear of the New York Yankees for the first wild-card.Instead, the Rangers serve as yet another reminder of just how unpredictable baseball can be. A team can boast practically identical talent in consecutive seasons,4According to The Baseball Gauge’s meta-metric that mixes the various types of WAR available online, here were Texas’ 2016 ranks in batting, fielding, starting pitching and relief pitching value: 16th, 9th, 13th and 21st. Those same ranks in 2017: 14th, 13th, 9th and 22nd. and still see their record fluctuate wildly from one year to the next. In the face of such a cruel and random universe, the best a team and its fans can do is to relish the breaks when they go their way, and enjoy the small blessings of a season when they don’t.Check out our latest MLB predictions.
July 11, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized tonight with non life threatening injuries he suffered when he was ejected from his vehicle after it crashed into a retaining wall and fence in the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego.The boy was traveling southbound in the 9400 block of Paseo Montril when his 2003 Ford pickup stalled and he tried to push it off the road, but it gained speed and began to get away from him, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.The victim jumped through the driver’s side window to try to regain control of the truck and was hanging out the window when the truck slammed into a retaining wall and fence, ejecting him from the truck. The vehicle continued down an embankment, overturned and hit a tree, Heims said.The teen suffered a broken leg, a deep cut to his left thigh and a concussion and was taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries, Heims said.Alcohol was not considered a factor in the crash.Anyone with information about this accident was asked to call San Diego Traffic Division detectives at 858-495-7800. Posted: July 11, 2019 17-Year-Old injured in runaway truck crash in Rancho Penasquitos KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom,
WEST HAVEN, CT — The following Wilmington student received a degree from the University of New Haven at commencement ceremonies in May:Kristen Luise, College of Arts and Science — Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology with a concentration in Marine BiologyAbout The University of New HavenThe University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experimental education. Founded in 1920, the University enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of New Haven.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kristen Luise Named To Dean’s List At University Of New HavenIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduate From Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduated From University Of Rhode IslandIn “Education”
Md Hasan. Photo collected from FacebookA schoolboy was stabbed to death due to dispute between local ‘senior group’ and ‘junior group’ at Chandni Ghat of Chakbazar in Old Dhaka early Saturday, reports UNB.The victim is Md Hasan, a JSC candidate of Islambagh Ideal School.Hasan, son of Mohammad Ali, was residing at 20 Hazi Rahim Box Lane of Posta in Lalbagh.Quoting the father of the victim, sources at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said one Ali, 15, allegedly stabbed Hasan centring dispute between ‘senior group’ and ‘junior group’ at Chandni Ghat Shishu Hospital Goli at around 9:00pm on Friday.He was rushed to DMCH with fatal injuries where he succumbed to his injuries at around 4:30am, said ASI Babul Miah of DMCH police camp.
Heroin packets in a Colombo flat. File PhotoDuring recent investigations by Sri Lanka’s enforcement agencies, so far 6 Bangladeshis have been found involved in drug smuggling there. On 31 December the Sri Lankan police had mentioned three Bangladeshis were involved in drug trafficking, including one woman. They are being held in custody in Colombo.Three more Bangladeshis have now been named as part of the drug smuggling scam. All three of them are women.The Sri Lankan authorities have informed Bangladesh than these Bangladeshi nationals have been travelling between Dhaka, Colombo and Kuala Lumpur. Sri Lanka’s law enforcement agencies believe that more Bangladeshis are likely to be involved in this smuggling.According to Colombo’s immigration authorities, the three Bangladeshi women are Shaheena Akhter, Rehana Akhter and Tania.Shaheena Akhter has visited Colombo at least 10 times between 30 March 2017 and 16 December 2018. She sometimes travelled from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo and then back to Dhaka or, at times, back to Kuala Lumpur.Or sometimes it was from Dhaka to Colombo and back to Dhaka. During those 19 moths she basically travelled around these three destinations by either Sri Lankan Airlines or Malinda Air.The Sri Lankan authorities informed the Bangladesh high commission in Colombo that Shaheena Akhter was in regular contact over phone with a Bangladeshi in Australia. She is not in Sri Lanka at present and they do not know the present whereabouts of the other two women.Sri Lanka’s largest drug haul in the country’s recent history was last month, on 31 December. Two Bangladeshis were caught and arrested in the haul – Mohammed Jamaluddin of Bogura and Dewan Rafiul Islam of Joypurhat. When caught during the operation by the Sri Lankan police in Mount Lavinia in the suburbs of Colombo, they had 272 kgs of heroin and 5 kgs of cocaine in their possession, amounting to around 1.52 billion taka in worth. The flat where the huge drug haul was recovered had been rented for a year by Shaheena Akhter in January 2018.Previously, on 15 December last year, a Bangladeshi woman named Surjomoni had been arrested with 32 kgs of heroin from the same area in Colombo’s suburbs.In the meantime, Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force (STF) interrogated Rafiul Islam on 3 January in presence of a Bangladeshi diplomat.Before being caught in Sri Lanka, on 12 August 2017 Jamaluddin had been arrested in Bangladesh by Bogura district police detective branch (DB) in the town’s Rupkatha Housing area with 30 yaba tablets. He was charged under the narcotics control act and the case remains under trial in the Bogura court.After Prothom Alo published news on 2 January of Jamaluddin’s arrest in Colombo, police searched his house in Bogura.The Bangladeshi woman in Sri Lankan policy custody had told them during interrogations that she could only understand Bangla. However, it was later discovered she also could speak in English and Singhalese.Meanwhile in Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry has called for an inter-ministerial meeting on Sunday to discuss what is to be done about the involvement of Bangladeshis in Sri Lankan drug trafficking.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted by Friday, May 11, 2018 Undaunted by U.S. backtracking, Cuba forges ahead with new hotel plans TORONTO — Cuba is aiming for at least 103,000 new hotel rooms and eight new hotels by 2030.The Cuba Tourist Board has laid out its plans for tourism infrastructure growth and development from 2018 to 2030.The plan comes in response to what the Cuba Tourist Board says is consistently growing demand for the destination. More than a million Canadians visit Cuba every year. Overall Cuba received 4.7 million visitors in 2017, a 16.2% increase over 2016.Cuba began intensifying its hotel development plans in 2017. With an annual hotel infrastructure growth rate of 10%, collaborative efforts between the government and international developers have led to the addition of over 2,500 hotels room each year.This growth rate is expected to swell as the country sets projections for 103,000 new rooms and at least eight new hotels by 2030, says the tourism board.The Hotel Varadero Internacional, the Prado y Malecón and the Packard Hotel in Havana are scheduled to open by 2019.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemCuba is also set to add 23 nautical stations and marinas, 24 golf courses, and 47 entertainment facilities over the next 12 years. Cuba is already home to 10 world heritage sites, 14 national parks, and hundreds of national monuments.Securing foreign investment is crucial for the island’s development and Cuba tourism authorities have announced 87 management and development contracts with 19 international companies.These agreements will channel most of the investment from abroad into hotel rooms and theme parks, says the tourism board, while domestic investment goes to high-priority regions and provinces like Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Holguin. Tags: Cuba Share