first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): Kieran Powell said West Indies were keen to put in a really big effort to win the decisive third and final Test of the current series against Pakistan, starting tomorrow at Windsor Park here. The Windies are eager to prove that their stunning 107-run victory in the second Test which ended last Thursday at Kensington Oval in Barbados was no flash in the pan, as they aim to win their first Test series in four years and over a side ranked higher for the first time in eight years. “The guys are very happy about the performance in Barbados,” Powell told reporters on Sunday following a training session at the match venue. “The bowlers have been very consistent and they have been giving us an opportunity. Now it’s left for us – the batsmen – to put our hands up and put some good totals on the board, particularly in the first innings, so we can be far more competitive.” He added: “It does not happen often, so when West Indies are in town, we the fans should come out and support the team and encourage us to play some good, entertaining cricket. “It’s a Test match, so it would not be hurrah, hurrah. We expect it to be a long, hard graft over five days and we are hoping that we are the side that works harder and gets the positive result.” Powell has returned to the side for the series against the Pakistanis, starting with the preceding one-day internationals, following a three-year, self-imposed exile. Prior his walking away, he had been clearly identified as the other half of the solution to the opening batting problem that had plagued the side. Things have not quite worked according to plan. Though Powell had gotten starts he has failed to carry on and the problem at the top of the order has been compounded by a lack of success for the typically reliable Kraigg Brathwaite. “Returning to the side has not been that difficult,” he said. “If you take a shark out of the water and put it back in, it will swim – so I am swimming. “There are some areas in my batting that I have identified with the batting coach that we are working on. “The video data analyst has provided some footage and we have been examining it. I have also spoken to some people – some former players – so that I can try to rectify it for this match.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000The 26-year-old midfielder has joined the La Liga side on a four-and-a-half year deal for a fee believed to be around £12 million amid interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has completed a move to Valencia, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed late on Wednesday.The 26-year-old midfielder has joined the La Liga side on a four-and-a-half year deal for a fee believed to be around £12 million amid interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace. Coquelin made 29 Premier League appearances last season but has fallen behind Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in the pecking order this term, making just seven appearances in the Premier League.Speaking after the Gunners’ 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday night, Wenger said: “He goes to Valencia. He didn’t get enough games with us this season. He had an opportunity. I let him go.”Valencia announced the signing on Wednesday, tweeting a picture of a suitcase, adorned with the initials ‘FC’.Coquelin joined Arsenal from French side Stade Lavallois in 2008 and made 159 appearances for Arsenal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThree veteran educators, including a former administrator at Pierce College, have been named finalists for the post of president of the Woodland Hills campus, and the public will be able to interview them Tuesday. The candidates are: Thomas Anderson, 61, of San Juan Capistrano, vice chancellor of educational services at South Orange Community College District; Robert Garber, 58, of San Diego, vice president of student services at San Diego Miramar College; and Richard McDowell, 67, of Arcadia, vice president for academic planning at the University of La Verne. The Los Angeles Community College District board will make the final selection. “We think the community will find them very interesting,” said Charlotte Doctor, Pierce’s dean of academic affairs, who also served on the selection committee. “Although all are experienced administrators, there’s great diversity in the pool in terms of their backgrounds and what they’ve done.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals One of the three will replace interim President Tom Oliver, who has run the 18,000-student college since January 2004, when President Darroch “Rocky” Young was promoted to senior vice chancellor for the nine-college district in January 2004. Young was named chancellor of the district in May. Prior to his work at San Diego Miramar, an 11,000-student community college that is in the middle of a multimillion-dollar construction bond campaign, Garber worked at Pierce College for 19 years, including five as dean for student services. “I just couldn’t imagine a college with more potential and more excitement that lies ahead for whoever is lucky enough to become the new president,” Garber said. While Garber holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, he said his associate degree from West Los Angeles College changed his life and helped influence his career. McDowell was dean of the school of management and professor at Chapman University in Orange for 10 years before working for the University of La Verne, a four-year college with 8,500 students that offers master’s and doctorate degrees. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in political science from Tufts University. McDowell, who worked on a $25 million fundraising campaign at Chapman in the 1990s, said he applied for the post because he believes community colleges are “where the action is.” “Right now in California, we need to have a large number of people educated at the level of Pierce and above in order to compete in the global economy,” he said. “We need to educate more people and still maintain the high quality we’re capable of maintaining.” Before working for the two-college, 37,000-student South Orange Community College District, Anderson was a consultant with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in Chicago. He also worked as vice president for instruction at Highland (Kan.) Community College. “I’ve known Rocky for several years and I think his vision and my vision (are) similar, and we can move Pierce to the next level,” Anderson said. “I’m a community college graduate, and I wouldn’t be where I am right now if I hadn’t taken the step to go to school.” Anderson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, a master’s from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a doctorate in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 w=18.5IF YOU GO A public forum for the three finalists for Pierce College president will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the campus’s Performing Arts Theater, 6201 Winnetka Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more