Madison Fernandes continued her form while Zachary Persaud gained some steam as the Lucozade Squash tourney continued at the Georgetown Club Courts.Persaud (7) and Louis Da Silva (6) battled to the end in the main event of the night, with Zachary winning the first game in commanding style by thumping hisAbosaide Cadoganopponent 15 – 6. Da Silva bounced back to win the second game 15 -11 before Persaud surged to a five-point lead in the third game before winning his first point, then winning another seven points before Persaud won his second point.At 13- 2 it seemed that it would only be a matter of time before Da Silva was victorious, but Persaud had other ideas. He clawed his way back to get to 10 -13 before his opponent won a point to set up match ball at 14 -10. However Da Silva could not close out the match, and point by point it was Persaud who inched closer and closer to eventually get to 14 all. At this stage it was sudden death, with the winner of the next point securing victory, and Persaud would ensure a fairytale come back by winning this point and thus the match 15- 14.Madison FernandesIn the other highlighted match, the young Fernandes (0) faced Lucas Persaud (11), and all three of the games finished in identical fashion, with scores being 15- 12. Persaud won the first game 15- 12, but Madison would win both the second and third games 15 -12 to win the contest.In the lone Open category match played, Robert Natiello (8) defeated Reagan Rodrigues (11) 15 – 8, 11- 15, 15- 9.Seniors shineSenior squash players got into their groove on Thursday evening with matches in the A and Open categories.The Open category saw Nyron Joseph (-22) being the player with the lowest handicap. Having to call on all his experience, he defeated Robert Natiello (8) two sets to one. The difference of 30 points to overcome proved to be too much for Joseph in the first game, as Robert won this game 15- 4. Natiello would only win one point in game two, as his opponent won the second game 15 – 9 and Joseph would eventually close out the contest with a 15 -10 win in the third.Regan Pollard (-12) proved to be too strong for Ashley Khalil (-4) as he won the match in straight games 15 -11, 15 – 7. The closest match of the evening saw Jonathan Antczak (6) coming from one game down to defeat Javid Rahaman (-2) 13-15, 15-10, 15-10, while Adam Alves (4) also had to overcome a first game deficit when he defeated Dane Pereira (10) 12 -15, 15- 9, 15- 8.In category A, Gianni Carpenter (-4) easily disposed of an in-form Zachary Persaud (7) 15-10, 15 -13, while the experienced Abosaide Cadogan (-4) surrendered just two points in her match against Teija Edwards (11) with a 15- 12, 15- 12 victory. Nicholas Verwey (-1) continued to show tremendous all-round improvement as he defeated Madison Fernandes (0) 15- 6, 15- 10.Matches continue on Saturday from 18:00h, with the finals set to be played on Sunday starting at 11.00 am.
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq heaped rich praise on Virat Kohli, saying his energy is the biggest positive for Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Misbah-ul-Haq pointed out that Virat Kohli will be the key to India’s chances in the quadrennial tournament in the United Kingdom, especially during crunch matches. However, Misbah also said all the positivity surrounding the Indian team can turn into negativity if Kohli fails with the bat.Virat Kohli will be leading Team India at the 2019 World Cup. The pre-tournament favourites start their campaign against South Africa on June 5 and Kohli, their best batsman, is expected to lead from the front with the bat in his maiden 50-over World Cup as captain.Speaking to Senior Executive Editor, Vikrant Gupta at Salaam Cricket 2019, Misbah-ul-Haq said: “Of course, Virat Kohli is the best batsman across formats, his hunger to perform in match-winning ways is a great positive for the team. but it’s also negative at times, when such a big factor fails, suddenly all the positivity can turn into negativity.”Virat is the key for India, no doubt they have MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and strong bowling but Virat will be key during pressure matches.”Meanwhile, Misbah-ul-Haq also highlighted Pakistan’s problem at the moment is their inability to produce match-winning performances. Pakistan have had an 11-match losing streak, which includes their 7-wicket crushing loss to the West Indies in their World Cup 2019 opener.Misbah also pointed out that Pakistan were complacent ahead of their Asia Cup 2018 clash against Pakistan after the Champions Trophy final win against their arch-rivals in 2017. However, he said Pakistan were lucky to beat India in the big final played at The Oval in London.advertisement”Pakistan was lucky in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017 and India was still a better team but the luck and momentum favoured Pakistan. In Asia Cup (2018) maybe without Kohli, Pakistan thought that they could beat India easily. But the biggest difference between them right now is the experience and match-winning performances where Pakistan are lacking somewhat.”We couldn’t finish off matches against England and the team needs a good win otherwise such problems will go on piling up after every match. We are still thinking about the playing 11 instead of the opposition.”ALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: When Shoaib Akhtar asked Harbhajan for World Cup 2011 final ticketsALSO READ | Sourav Ganguly changed India into a ruthless ODI team, says Nasser HussainALSO WATCH | Salaam Cricket 2019: Warne refuses to pick himself in his dream World Cup XI
Scotland manager Alex McLeish has called on fans and supporters to fill Hampden Park for their UEFA Nations League decider against Israel on Tuesday.Despite nine players dropping out of Scotland squad, they defeated Albania 4-0 in Shkoder and now need to a win against Israel to head to the playoffs of the UEFA Nations League.Scotland prepare to host Israel on Tuesday night and a win will see them secure a playoff spot for the 2020 European Championship and McLeish wants to count on the home support at Hampden Park to help them finish top spot in Group C1.“We always try to win so we have set ourselves up as have Israel and it should be a good game,” McLeish told Sky Sports.Scotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“We are at home so let’s hope there is a response from the Tartan Army. We’d like the supporters to come to cheer the guys to victory.“If we play to that level again then we have a good chance.”
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs is seeking a consultant to study the cybersecurity industry in the state.The study — made possible through assistance from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment — will analyze the state’s current cybersecurity infrastructure (power grids, air traffic controllers, financial systems, communication networks, stored personal identified information) to determine the overall readiness in protecting critical structures and information. Additionally, the study will assess how Kentucky can develop this sector for economic potential.Based on analysis of current readiness, the consultant will make recommendations concerning industry sector opportunities, education, legislation, economic incentives and workforce structure to ensure the commonwealth has efficient and robust systems in place in order to protect statewide infrastructure, organizations and the privacy of its citizens.The RFP is available on the state procurement website. Bid proposals are due June 30.For questions on RFP bid submissions, please contact Holly Callaghan, (502) 564-4932, [email protected]