Permaul confident of team’s ability despite non-selection

first_imgFollowing another thriller at the Providence National Stadium, this time involving the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the St. Lucia Stars, the local team is looking to secure 3 in 3 for their first segment of home matches. The hope of leaving for their Caribbean tour with a clean slate resonated far beyond the pitch, field and boundaries, even to the dressing room where Guyanese bowler Veerasammy Permaul has spent the first two home games.Permaul who is waiting on his chance to don the Warrior’s outfit on the field, related to the media that he is confident in the current team’s ability ahead of Sunday’s match up.“I think the guys really played well for the past two nights and it’s very important to win the home games. If you can win all you home games, it makes it easier going outside and ending in the top two,” Permaul said.The left arm spinner described the atmosphere in the dressing room when the match was almost taken from them by a solid partnership between Trinidadian natives Kieran Pollard and Lendl Simmons. “I think that everybody believed that we could’ve won, we know that Pollard and Simmons are destructive players and we knew if we could get either one out, it would pull the game back in our favour,” he stated.With the Providence pitch looking a bit slow in Saturday evening’s matchup, Permaul noted that the time of play is often times crucial to the way the pitch plays. “During the day, the wicket will be a little more favoured to spin bowling, but in the night the dew get the ball to come on a little bit more to that bat. I think that was the reason why we had par score this game, and hopefully next game we got more runs on the board,” the spinner disclosed.Speaking on his fellow countryman Keemo Paul’s stunning last over which steered the team to a nail biting victory, Permaul revealed that he has been observant of Paul’s ability. He noted that the young man id doing well and like most of the country he is looking forward to more exhilarating bowling from him. “I think he’s an exceptional talent. Looking at him from last year, I think he really developed as a player.”Guyana will play their third home match today against the Barbados Tridents, after which they will depart to the Caribbean and Lauderhill Florida for their away games, before returning to their homeland for their final two home matches.last_img read more

Wildlife rehabilitated through woman’s efforts

first_img“Our concern is to see that wildlife gets the best care possible,” said Harry Morse, a department spokesman. “Our key is to make sure that these animals get to people who are licensed to care for them and have the facilities these animals need for whatever type of care they need.” Nicole Carion, associate wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, said there are 110 facilities for wildlife rehabilitation in California, with some operated by a single person and others by hundreds of volunteers. [email protected] (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now 45, she is launching a new effort to provide information for people who find injured animals on the beach, on roads or in their own yards. This spring she set up a toll-free hotline for WildRescue, (866) WILD-911, and she is in the process of setting up the WildRescue Web site at www.wildrescue.org. “Based on a caller’s area code, we will provide the number to the nearest rescue organization or wildlife rehabilitator that specializes in the type of animal found,” she said. The telephone service and the Web site include information on initial things people can do to help animals, and how to stay safe. The hotline made its debut in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in April, but Dmytryk hopes to eventually provide the service to all of California. She already has extended it to the entire California coast for marine animal emergencies because of the domoic acid outbreak. While they could not comment specifically on Dmytryk’s new service, California Department of Fish and Game officials said it is important to find proper care for injured animals, and wildlife rehabilitation centers play an important role. MALIBU – When she was 9, Rebecca Dmytryk found her pet hamster seemingly lifeless on a cold day. She thought the animal was dead. But her mother, who had made a habit of trying to rescue sick animals, put the little creature in an open, barely warm oven. “It came back to life,” said Dmytryk, who eventually embarked on a career of saving hundreds of animals, from pelicans to peregrine falcons to skunks to sea lions to coyotes. She got involved with the cause when she was 20, then opened her own animal rescue center in Thousand Oaks in the 1980s, she said. She founded the California Wildlife Center in Malibu Canyon in 1996, and in 2000 formed WildRescue. last_img read more

Martinez: Signing ‘future world great’ Lukaku a phenomenal achievement for Everton

first_img1 New Everton striker Romelu Lukaku Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes Romelu Lukaku can develop into one of the best strikers in world football, adding that securing a permanent deal for the starlet was a defining moment for the club.Lukaku scored 15 Premier League goals in a prosperous campaign on loan at Goodison Park last season and, with the 21-year-old still unfavoured by Jose Mourinho at parent club Chelsea, sought a full-time switch to Merseyside this summer.There were suggestions the Blues’ asking price for the Belgium international may have proved a stumbling block too high to overcome, but the Toffees pulled out all the stops to land their man in a club-record £28million deal.Having already won over the Goodison faithful, Lukaku is sure to be a hit in his debut campaign as a contracted Everton player, and Martinez expressed his delight with the frontman’s arrival.“It was every Evertonian’s wish,” said the Spaniard.“I’m always conscious of what the fans want and everyone’s unanimous wish to have Romelu come back to the club“He’s only 21 and, for me, he has the potential to be one of the best strikers in world football.“Rom’s a very exciting prospect but in many ways that is already a reality, he’s scored over 30 goals in the Premier league and made over 30 international appearances for Belgium.“He’s a player who can have a massive impact and make a massive contribution at Everton, as we saw last season, and to have him on a permanent basis is a phenomenal moment for us.”last_img read more