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Red Force suffer ignominious defeat to Jaguars*

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force fell to their first defeat of the season, losing to defending champions Guyana Jaguars by an innings and 217 runs early on the final day of their fourth round day-night contest at Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, yesterday. The hosts, who started the 2017-18 Regio

TRINIDAD EXPRESS - 2017-11-20 06:23:00

Ramdin's men facing defeat in Tarouba*

HOPE FADES: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force opener Kyle Hope, right, looks back after he was caught behind by Guyana Jaguars wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble, left, who also takes off the bails for insurance on the third day of their Regional Four-Day match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, ye

TRINIDAD EXPRESS - 2017-11-19 06:11:00

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, "The Skin of Our Teeth," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway. On this date: In 1883


Last Word: A Jonestown memorial at last

A Capitol Hill cloakroom will mark what San Francisco can barely stomach to remember. A gold-lettered notice will dedicate the gathering spot for lawmakers in the name of Rep. Leo Ryan, who died 39 years ago near the Peoples Temple outpost in Guyana. It's strange that it took so long to memorialize


Darrell Steinberg's awkward moment + Trump's Asia stumble + Tom McClintock's tax vote + Confronting California's cash crop

Editorials Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" raises a question: Is Sacramento more talented than we thought? Late last month, as Gerwig's critically acclaimed film "Lady Bird" premiered in Sacramento, Mayor Darrell Steinberg landed in an awkward conversation about the arts with the father of Gerwig's child


Injury scare for Ramdin *

PILING ON THE RUNS: Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson gets right down to the ground for this drive on the first day of the Regional Four-Day match against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, yesterday. -Photo: ROGER SEEPERSAD The Trinidad and Tobago Red


At the Brown County Library: Cults, murder and Monfils

"The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple" by Jeff Guinn The largest murder-suicide in American history occurred in November 1978 when more than 900 people died after swallowing a cyanide-laced drink. Jim Jones, charismatic leader of the Peoples Temple, led this horrific act. Guinn examin


Jonestown: 13 Things You Should Know About Cult Massacre

Until the September 11th attacks, the tragedy in Jonestown on November 18th, 1978 represented the largest number of American civilian casualties in a single non-natural event. It is unfathomable now, as it was then, that more than 900 Americans - members of a San Francisco-based religious group call


Guyana contain Red Army*

ON THE VOLLEY: Trinidad and Tobago's Shahdon Winchester volleys during a training session at Murcilagos FC in Mexico, as his T&T teammates Jomal Williams, right, and Johance Marshall, left, look on. Winchester scored the equalliser against Guyana in T&T's 1-1 draw Tuesday night in a friendly interna


Quick Takes on the News: The Bible's Greatest Hits in Washington

One of the Capitol's power centers is getting a new name. A resolution introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier and passed Tuesday renames the House Democratic cloakroom after Rep. Leo Ryan of California, who was assassinated at Jonestown in 1978, and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, who was shot in 2011


Building a New Pan-African Movement: From the United States to Togo

Dwayne Wong Omowale I have been a Pan-Africanist for several years now and I have noticed within the last three years that there is real potential for building another Pan-African movement similar to ones that we have had in the past. I first came to this realization in 2014. That year saw an upri


Production enthusiasm drags oil prices lower

Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The potential for more oil production from several basins, and a call from Norway's central bank to divest from energy stocks, pulled oil prices lower Thursday. Crude oil prices are reversing course after several weeks of strong gains supported by expectations that the Organization


Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she's 'still fighting'

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gets a hug from a well-wisher after an event to name a room at the U.S. Capitol in honor of her and the late California Rep. Leo J. Ryan Jr., both victims of gun violence while serving in office. (Photo by Trevor Fay/Cronkite News) From left, Democratic Reps. J


Hess Presents at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Energy Conference today, Hess Corporation (HES) Chief Executive Officer John Hess reviewed the company's progress in executing its strategy to deliver significant value to shareholders. Financial strength


Two House members who were gunned down get congressional honor

WASHINGTON - The late Rep. Leo Ryan, a Peninsula Democrat assassinated in the 1978 Jonestown massacre, and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, gunned down in 2011 near a supermarket in Tuscon while meeting with constituents, were honored Wednesday by their fellow House Democrats who named their


Puerto Rico gets a rum tax break. Congress might make it even bigger

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, a bartender fills a glass with rum at a bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico Small producers in countries such as Antigua, Guyana and Jamaica complain they are being punched by unfair trade and marketing advantages for global beverage corporations operating in U.S.


Dem cloakroom in Capitol named for assassination targets Giffords, Ryan

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A room in the U.S. Capitol where Democrats discuss legislation away from the floor will be named after two former lawmakers who were targeted for assassination. The House voted unanimously on Tuesday to name the room -- called a "cloakroom" -- after former Reps. Gabrielle Giffords a


The Amazon region

Thomas E. Lovejoy The Amazon region-roughly equivalent to the 48 contiguous U.S. states-includes an enormous forest brimming with biodiversity and many other habitats, from expansive wetlands to canopy communities. Research to date has already documented the value of the region to planetary health,


Iamgold - The Stock Is A Keeper

Net profit rose to $30.8 million, or 7 cents per share, up from $17 million, or 4 cents, in the same quarter a year ago. The company maintained production guidance at 845K to 885K ounces for the full year 2017 and is on track to meet its cost guidance. I recommend to cautiously add at or below $5 an


Drugs, spying and terrorism: CIA files offer insight on life of Luis Posada Carriles

He was a CIA informant, but was considered so dangerous that the agency watched him closely. It trained him and used him in plots to topple Fidel Castro, as well as to spy on other anti-Castro Cubans. And when a Cubana airlines jetliner exploded in mid-air in 1976, killing all 73 people aboard, the