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            [post_content] => Yesterday at the ICC Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and South Africa, the Caribbean team was shelled in every aspect by their opponent as they plunged to a heavy 257-run defeat in their fourth Group B game of the tournament. As leg-spinner Imran Tahir picked up five for 45, the West Indies collapsed to 151 all out off 31.1 overs, chasing a massive 409 for victory to record the joint worst defeat in the history of World Cup.

While pacers Morne Morkel (2-23) and Kyle Abbott (2-37) finished with two wickets apiece, captain Jason Holder hammered 56 off 48 balls for his maiden one-day half-century and opener Dwayne Smith got 21. The team then slid to 63 for seven in the 18th over with no chance of recovery. For the eighth wicket Holder added 45 with wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin who struck 22. Jerome Taylor, who was 15 not out then passed the plate with 42 for the ninth wicket. His efforts however never came close to making a dent in the chase to surpass South Africa.

At an earlier point of the match captain AB de Villiers delivered an unbeaten 162 off just 66 balls to fire South Africa to the highest ODI total ever accomplished on Australian soil. The right-hander's 20th one-day hundred which helped to propel the Proteas to a whopping 261 runs in the last 20 over of the game, was the fastest ever 150 in one-dayers. In other respects, opener Hashim Amla hit 65 off 88 balls, Faf du Plessis 62 off 70 balls, and Rilee Rossouw, 61 off 39 deliveries in support.

Earlier, captain AB de Villiers slammed an unbeaten 162 off just 66 balls to fire South Africa to the highest ODI total on Australian soil.

The right-hander’s 20th one-day hundred was the fastest ever 150 in one-dayers, helping to propel the Proteas to a whopping 261 runs in the last 20 overs of the game. Before perishing in one over from part-time off-spinner Chris Gayle (2-21), Amla and de Plessis put on 127 for the second wicket after Quinton de Kock fell cheaply for 12 in the sixth over.

De Villiers' inspiring 134 run, fourth wicket stand with Roussouw then came snatching the advantage away from the Caribbean side. As West Indies fell to pieces after an encouraging start, the right-hander smashed 17 fours and eight sixes. Andre Russell then finished with two for 74.

Check out the details of the match below.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

+Q de Kock c Russell b Holder 12

H Amla lbw b Gayle 65

F du Plessis c wkp Ramdin b Gayle 62

R Rossouw c wkp Ramdin b Russell 61

*AB de Villiers not out 162

D Miller c Taylor b Russell 20

F Behardien not out 10

Extras  (lb2, w11, nb3) 16

TOTAL (5 wkts, 50 overs) 408

Did not bat: D Steyn, K Abbott, M Morkel, Imran Tahir

Fall of wickets: 1-18 (de Kock, 5.4 overs), 2-145 (du Plessis, 29.2), 3-146 (Amla, 29.4), 4-280 (Rossouw, 42.1), 5-328 (Miller, 46.4)

Bowling: Taylor 8-1-64-0 (w2, nb1), Holder 10-2-104-1 (w2, nb2), Russell   9-0-74-2 (w1),   Samuels 2-0-14-0, Benn 10-0-79-0, Sammy 7-0-50-0, Gayle 4-0-21-2 (w3).

 

WEST INDIES

D Smith c Miller b Imran Tahir 31

C Gayle b Abbott 3

M Samuels c de Kock b Abbott 0

J Carter c de Villiers b Morkel 10

+D Ramdin b Imran Tahir 22

L Simmons lbw b Imran Tahir 0

D Sammy st de Kock b Imran Tahir 5

A Russell c Abbott b Imran Tahir 0

*J Holder c Amla b Steyn 56

J Taylor not out 15

S Benn c Amla b Morkel  1

Extras (lb5, w3) 8

TOTAL (all out; 33.1 overs) 151

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Gayle, 1.3 overs), 2-16 (Samuels, 3.3), 3-52 (Carter, 11), 4-52 (Smith, 11.1), 5-53 (Simmons, 12), 6-63 (Sammy, 17.1), 7-63 (Russell, 17.4), 8-108 (Ramdin, 26), 9-150 (Holder, 32.4), 10-151 (Benn, 33.1)

Bowling: Steyn 7-0-24-1 (w2), Abbott 8-0-37-2 (w1), Morkel 5.1-0-23-2, Imran Tahir 10-2-45-5, du Plessis 3-0-17-0.

 

Result: South Africa won by 257 runs.

Points: South Africa 2, West Indies 0.

Man-of-the-Match: AB de Villiers.

Toss: South Africa.

Umpires: Steve Davis, Ian Gould; TV – Ranmore Martinesz.
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South Africa Delivers Historic 257-Run Win In Cricket World Cup Match Thrashing The Windies

February 28, 2015
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Yesterday at the ICC Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and South Africa, the Caribbean team was shelled in every aspect by their opponent as they plunged to a heavy 257-r...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => As of the 23rd of January 2015, the Ministry of Health and Environment (MoH) of Dominica declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over on the island. Based on the prerequisites set by the World Health Organization (WHO) which stated that it can be said that the phase has officially ended once two maximum incubation periods have passed and no  new cases have been detected, the end of the disease outbreak in the country can be declared over.

"The incubation period for chikungunya ranges from 1 – 12 days…the last clinically diagnosed case of CHIKV in Dominica was on December 28, 2014. Since then 42 days (as of February 9), which is more than twice the maximum incubation period, have passed without a new case of chikungunya being detected in the country," the Ministry of Health said.

In January 2014, the first confirmed reported case of the disease was from an individual who had visited Dominica from St. Martin.

Following a report of 3,764 cases, 173 of which were confirmed by laboratory testing, the disease had a tremendous impact on the Caribbean island. It is said that one hundred and eleven infected person were hospitalized during the epidemic.

"The Ministry of Health and Environment takes this opportunity to thank the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Agency (PAHO), Dr Durland Fish of Yale University, National Pest and Termite, the Ministries of Finance, Tourism and Education, the Adult Education Department, Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority-DASPA, the Dominica Hotel Association, the business communities, the Media ,the staff of the Ministry of Health and the people of Dominica for their cooperation in successfully bringing the situation to an end," the Ministry of Health said.
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Chikungunya Epidemic Is Officially Over Says Dominica Ministry of Health

February 27, 2015
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As of the 23rd of January 2015, the Ministry of Health and Environment (MoH) of Dominica declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over on the island. Based on the prerequisites...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => On Tuesday night, the Jamaica parliament foundered the amendments of the Dangerous Drugs Act to allow people to have two ounces or less of marijuana in possession a non-arrestable, ticketable offence that attracts no criminal record. The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill which was piloted by the National Security Minister Peter Bunting, was passed with five amendments in the Senate on the 6th of February.

The renegotiation of international treaties relating to marijuana was brought to the Portia Simpson-Miller-led government by Opposition Spokesman on Justice and Security, Delroy Chuck. He told legislators that Jamaica should promote for marijuana, which is popularly known on the island as "ganja", to be annulled from the list of prohibited substances by the United Nations.

The government shared that they intend to cash-in on the decriminalization of the substance, particularly for it medicinal opportunities, which is a US$2.5 billion market in the United States. As the news of the amendment spread across the world, social media was swift with an outpouring of support.










Under the amendment to the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, a person found in possession a small quantity of ganja, whether a minor or adult, who appears to be dependent on the substance, they are to be referred to the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) by a police officer who will issue a ticket.

While people may be able to freely smoke the substance, it is prohibited from being done in public places. Licence, permits and other authorisations can however be granted to enable the establishment of a regulated industry for ganja for medical, scientific, and therapeutic uses. The responsibility for developing the regulations governing the medical marijuana industry is held by the Cannabis Licensing Authority.
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February 26, 2015
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On Tuesday night, the Jamaica parliament foundered the amendments of the Dangerous Drugs Act to allow people to have two ounces or less of marijuana in possession a non-arrestable,...Continue reading