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Holder wants more effort

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder has once again lamented the lack of an all-round team effort, following his side’s 2-1 series loss to Pakistan here yesterday.Chasing their first series win over the Pakistanis in nearly three decades, West Indies succumbed to a six-wicket defeat at the Guyana National Stadium, with only a few players coming to the fore.Shai Hope (71) and Jason Mohammed (59) got half-centuries, but just one other batsman passed 20 as the Windies were restricted to 233 for nine off their 50 overs.”We’ve got a few positives to shout about. Obviously, credit must go to [Jason Mohammed], I thought he played a really good series,”said Holder.”Shai Hope came in today and played a really good innings, but it is just about getting a collective effort going now.”I think we’ve come to a stage where we’ve got individual performances but not being able to get over the line, so I think that’s one of the things we have to work on going forward.”The trio of off-spinner Ashley Nurse, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul managed just one wicket in the 24 overs they sent down, and Holder noted that this lack of incisiveness had hurt the Windies at a key stage of the game.”We started well with the ball, got early wickets, put them under pressure but we didn’t get the wickets in the middle from the spinners,” Holder pointed out.”Credit must go to how Mohammad Hafeez played and also Shoaib Malik. They really set the platform for Pakistan, and they batted deep.”And though the pitch was a difficult one to score freely on, Holder said he could not blame the track for his side’s performance.”I can’t fault the pitch. I must say this is one of the better pitches I have seen here in Guyana for a very long time,” the Barbadian all-rounder said.”Credit must go to the ground staff here and I hope we can get pitches like this, going forward in the future, here in Guyana.”last_img read more

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Two lucky winners to watch FIFA World Cup live, thanks to KCB Bank

first_imgTo be eligible, KCB customers will only be required to acquire and frequently use any of the tier-one leader’s Cards.Apart from the coveted grand prize, KCB will also be rewarding customers with cash prizes during the campaign. At least 80 lucky customers will take home Sh5,000 each for using their KCB Cards.Commenting about the campaign, KCB Group Marketing and Communications Director Angela Mwirigi said the main aim of the campaign is to remind customers of the numerous KCB Cards benefits which have frequently been underutilized.“All customers are included in this campaign. But over and above this we are saying, we not only want to reward our customers but educate each and every one of them that any KCB Card has so much to offer beyond withdrawing money at the ATM. It is time we ensure that our customers enjoy all the benefits,” Mwirigi said.KCB Debit Card benefits include access to establishments countrywide and over 24 million outlets worldwide such as restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals, petrol stations etc. Customers can also withdraw at any Visa branded ATM worldwide apart from KCB ATMs.“Also, payment for goods and services at point of sale is free and can be conveniently used anywhere you see VISA sign,” Mwirigi added.The campaign also aims at enlightening customers on the benefits of using KCB Credit cards. Some of the existing key benefits include the KCB Simba Points which are earned every time you transact with your credit, debit or pre-paid card.The points are redeemed to reward customers with great discounts on travel, shopping, movies among others.KCB Bank has also established strong partnerships with numerous business segments including supermarkets, hotels, airlines etc. where customers using their KCB Cards get discounts of up to 35%.KCB Bank has developed various credit cards to fit diverse customer needs. They include Platinum Card, Gold Card and Classic Card.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Two lucky winners will earn a full sponsorship from KCB Bank in conjunction with Visa to watch live the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 – Two lucky winners will earn a full sponsorship from KCB Bank in conjunction with Visa to watch live the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The campaign which ends on April 30, gives any KCB Visa Card user a chance to win the grand prize of the trip to the World Cup which kicks-off in June 14 with hosts Russia opening the prestigious tournament against Saudi Arabia.last_img read more

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Montreal man on trial for murder of wife with Alzheimers testifies about

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec man on trial for the death of his ailing wife has told jurors he suffocated her with a pillow to end her suffering.Michel Cadotte says he arrived to visit his wife on Feb. 20, 2017 — a Monday — after friction with his family led him to spend the weekend drinking.He says he had barely slept and was not feeling himself when he got to the long-term care facility where Jocelyne Lizotte was living.Cadotte says it saddened him to see Lizotte with her neck bent, sitting in a geriatric chair without a specialized head rest. He says he struggled to feed her lunch that day and gave her several pieces of chocolate, crying as he did it.As she fell asleep, Cadotte put Lizotte in her bed. He says he struggled to place a pillow under his wife’s head. He says he can’t explain what happened, but after a couple of attempts, he placed the pillow over her face and smothered her.“She was suffering too much,” Cadotte testified. “I didn’t want her to suffer anymore. I was suffering for her.”He is charged in the death of Lizotte, 60, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease that had left her unable to care for herself and detached from reality.Cadotte’s defence lawyers are drawing attention to his state of mind at the time of her death, which they say doesn’t support the second-degree murder charge brought against their client.One year before her killing, Cadotte had sought a medically assisted death for Lizotte but was told she didn’t qualify. The trial has heard he admitted to the head nurse and several relatives that he had taken Lizotte’s life.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Protests rise against planned Kanesatake mine clean up

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of protestors gathered in downtown Montreal Monday.They want to send a clear message to the board of directors of a mining company that they oppose a clean-up project on a former mine site in the traditional territory of Kanesetake Mohawks.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img

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