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The capital reported 83 new infections on Friday, raising the number of COVID-19 cases to 598 in total. Fifty-one people have died from the disease in the city so far.Amid the outbreak of the fast-spreading virus, health workers need more and more healthcare supplies, especially protective gear. Donations, therefore, were badly needed, especially for health workers staying at city-owned hotels, said the president director of city-owned hotel manager PT Jakarta Tourisindo’s (Jaktour), Novita Dewi.Read also: Ministry plans to use hotels to house medical workersJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a policy on Thursday to provide a place for doctors and nurses to live while handling COVID-19 cases in hospitals.The administration provided 220 rooms with 414 beds at the Grand Cempaka Business hotel – one of the properties managed by Jaktour – in Central Jakarta’s Cempaka Putih district. More than 300 medical workers are currently put up at the hotel.Novita said the company, which manages several hotels across the capital, had also provided accommodation for 157 medical workers at D’Arcici Alhijra Hotel in the same district.Novita said Jaktour was preparing another hotel, D’Arcici Plumpang in Koja district of North Jakarta, to host health workers from the Tarakan Regional General Hospital in Gambir district, Central Jakarta and Duren Sawit Hospital in Duren Sawit district, East Jakarta.”We definitely need these donations to serve the medical workers staying at our hotels,” Dewi said as she thanked Kadin Jakarta’s for the donation. (dfr)Topics : Read also: Santini Group, Pakarti Yoga Group donate Rp 10b to PMI in battle against COVID-19″We were touched by the governor’s concern about health workers,” Kadin Jakarta chairwoman Diana Dewi said at City Hall on Friday. “Today, we are participating to ease the Jakarta administration’s heavy burden. We hope this can be good charity from all of us.”Jakarta, being the country’s epicenter of the outbreak, has continued to see more medical workers contract the contagious respiratory disease amid reports of a lack of adequate protective gear and supplies.As of Thursday, 50 workers from 24 hospitals across the city had tested positive for the disease and two had died, said the Jakarta administration’s assistant for public welfare, Catur Laswanto. The Jakarta branch of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has donated thousands of items to meet the basic needs of medical workers standing on the front line in the battle against the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).The donation includes thousands of liters of liquid hand sanitizer, 750 pairs of rubber gloves, 2.5 tons of rice, 500 packs of tinned cake, wheat flour and cooking oil as well as 12 disinfection chambers.Kadin Jakarta handed the assistance over to the Jakarta administration, which will distribute the goods to health workers currently staying at city-owned hotels.
When 97-year-old Brazilian Gina Dal Colleto was hospitalized on April 1 with coronavirus symptoms, few could have thought she would survive the deadly virus.On Sunday, however, Dal Colleto was pushed in a wheelchair out of Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star hospital to applause from doctors and nurses, becoming the oldest known survivor of COVID-19 in Brazil, the Latin American country worst-hit by the outbreak.Her unexpected recovery was a ray of hope in Brazil, where the coronavirus has laid bare a stretched public health system and exposed fierce political debate over how to best tackle the virus’ spread and prop up the country’s economy. The sole survivor of an Italian family comprising 11 siblings, Dal Colleto lived alone in the port city of Santos, Rede D’Or São Luiz, which controls the Vila Nova Star hospital, said in a statement.”Even with almost a century of life, Gina has a very active routine and enjoys walking, shopping and cooking,” the statement said. “She has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.”While she was hospitalized, Dal Colleto was put on oxygen and admitted to intensive care, the statement said.On Sunday, Brazil’s health ministry said 1,223 people had died as a result of the outbreak, 99 more than the previous day’s total. Brazil now has 22,169 confirmed cases. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain, has chafed at social distancing measures imposed by state governors and even his own health officials. He wants the economy restarted, arguing that extended shutdowns pose a greater risk than a disease he calls a “little cold.”However, that stance has cost him in the polls and most nights, in cities across Brazil, quarantined Brazilians are banging pots and pans in protest at his handling of the crisis.On Sunday, Bolsonaro said he thought that the coronavirus was on its way out of Brazil, although he gave no explanation. In its place, he added, was coming further unemployment.”It seems that the virus issue is starting to go away, but unemployment is coming … hard. We must fight these two things,” he said in a televised call with religious leaders. Topics :
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, released an Interim Report for the NY & NJ Harbor and Tributaries Study (HATS) on February 20, 2019. State and city partners that contributed input on the Interim Report include the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of New York.The study team has prepared an Interim Report to present an array of alternative concepts along with preliminary costs, benefits and environmental considerations, and to identify data gaps, key uncertainties, and factors that warrant further investigation because of their potential to affect plan selection.The concepts discussed in the Interim Report will include consideration of adaptation strategies for a range of future sea level rise projections, to ensure long-term resiliency in the face of uncertain future conditions.According to USACE, “public and agency feedback on the Interim Report will inform the next round of investigations and modeling needed to identify a Tentatively Selected Plan for the upcoming Draft Feasibility Report and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement.”The study team will continue to engage with the public through public comments and public meetings, said USACE.
As SunSport revealed, the Big Six voted as a bloc, initially to confirm that change was needed and then in favour of the change back to the previous system. The other option, for an early deadline regarding deals between Premier League clubs and a later one for transfers to and from Europe and the EFL, was backed by some smaller Prem sides. But the Big Six view held sway and the League announced the change. In a statement, the Prem said: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21. Manchester United chief Ed Woodward maintained his desire for the window to shut at the end of August Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish “This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September. “The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday). “Clubs agreed after discussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Premier League clubs have voted to revert to an end-of-August deadline for the summer transfer window. In a victory for the Big Six, all top-flight sides will be able to add players until the European cut-off point of September 1 this summer. Daniel Levy was spotted arriving alongside Chelsea counterpart Bruce Buck The 20 clubs met at a central London hotel this morning to thrash out the divisive issue. Clubs voted to introduce an early window closure for the 2018-19 season. That meant Prem sides could only register players for the new season up until the Thursday before the start of the campaign. Despite a move led by Chelsea and Manchester United to go back to the previous system for this season, the clubs voted to stick with the earlier deadline for another year. But Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal, initially in favour of the early window deadline, changed sides after another summer of uncertainty. Clubs noted that European rivals had up to 25 extra days to finish off their summer business, which meant more than three weeks of speculation. Spurs fretted over schemer Christian Eriksen, while Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future was also an ongoing debate before the end of August. Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt
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For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Cricket Updates: Pakistan has chosen to bat against South Africa at the Lord’s in London. With both teams virtually out of the semifinal race, South Africa and Pakistan will be battling it out for a consolation win in their World Cup match at the ‘home of cricket’ Lord’s in London on Sunday. Having mustered just three points from six games, South Africa are all but out of the tournament while Pakistan might still sneak into the semifinals, provided they win their remaining four games and other results go in their favour. It will also be the first match at the Lord’s in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and it remains to be seen how the pitch will play. (LIVE SCORECARD)23:01 hrs IST: That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for tomorrow’s game as Bangladesh take on Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Till then, it’s goodbye from us. Keep cheering and enjoy the World Cup. 22:58 hrs IST: RESULT: Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs (Haris Sohail 89, Wahab Riaz 3/46)22:53 hrs IST: A wicket and two runs in 49th over. Pakistan is now just few minutes away from their second win. 22:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Third wicket for Wahab Riaz. Lungi Ngidi departs for 1. 22:42 hrs IST: Seven from the over. After 48 overs, it’s 246/8. 22:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Another wicket down. Wahab Riaz is using all his experience at this stage. Pakistan is now just two wickets away. After 47 overs, it’s 239/8. 22:38 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries in 46th over. It’s 237/7. 22:34 hrs IST: So now it is looking out of reach for South Africa. 84 needed off 30 balls with just three wickets in hand. 22:30 hrs IST: WICKET! BOWLED! Wahab Riaz gets his first. Paksitan is now just three wickets away. 22:27 hrs IST: Eight runs from the over. After 44 overs, it’s 221/6.22:25 hrs IST: BIG over for South Africa. 16 runs from Shaheen’s eighth over. After 43 overs, it’s 213/6.22:20 hrs IST: Just four runs from it and after 42 overs, it’s 197/6.22:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over! Shaheen picks his first and South Africa are virtually out of this game and the tournament. After 41 overs, it’s 193/6.22:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Shadab Khan takes two in a single over. After 189/5. 22:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Shadab Khan tossed the ball up and van de Dussen was early in his shot. Departs 36. 22:05 hrs IST: Just four of the over. After 39 overs, 186/4. 22:00 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries in that over and South Africans have decided to go after the lethal bowling. After 38 overs, it’s 182/4. 21:53 hrs IST: DROPPED! Pakistan drops two in two balls. First Safaraz and now Amir. This is ordinary fielding from Pakistan. How much will this affect the game? After 37 overs, it’s 168/4. 21:50 hrs IST: As of now, all Pakistan needs is normal cricket. If thy keep the bases covered, they are likely to win this game. After 36 overs, 163/4. 21:42 hrs IST: 15 overs remaining and the required run rate has notched over 10. After 35 overs, it’s 160/4. 21:37 hrs IST: Single on the first ball followed by four dot balls. Mohammad Amir at his best. After 34 overs, it’s 152/4. 21:30 hrs IST: 150-up for South Africa in 33 overs. Miller and van de Dussen are building all-important partnership in London.21:20 hrs IST: WICKET! The smiles and voices are back in the Pakistani camp. Amir strikes and makes up for that drop, in fact gets the prized scalp of du Plessis. Massive moment in the game and South Africa in trouble now. Departs for 63. Statistically, Mohammad Amir is now the highest wicket taker in 2019 World Cup.21:10 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis and van de Dussen are trying to rotate the strike and take South Africa close to Pakistan’s mammoth total. 21:00 hrs IST: WICKET! South Africa sink further. Markram was struggling to rotate the strike and his struggle finally comes to an end. Tahir got a couple of wickets earlier in the day and it’s now time for Shadab Khan to have a ball. This one was a straighter delivery that skid along the deck and kept low. Markram plays for the spin and makes a mess of it, beaten and the stumps are rattled. Shadab’s hands go up in the air as he celebrates and the young batsman goes back to the hut. 20:53 hrs IST: South Africa is now just two shy from 100-run mark. After 22 overs, it’s 98/2. 20:50 hrs IST: Three single from the over. After 21 overs, it’s 95/2. 20:47 hrs IST: Two runs and a wicket. After 20 overs, it’s 92/2. 20:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Just one the partnership was building, Quinton de Kock threw his wicket away. Shadab Khan tossed the ball up and de Kock couldn’t time it well. Departs for 47. After 19.2 overs, it’s 91/2. 20:41 hrs IST: The required run rate has gone over 7 now. South Africa need a boundary or two in every over otherwise it will start to climb even more. After 19 overs, it’s 90/1. 20:37 hrs IST: Shadab Khan introduced into the attack and batsmen looked in trouble. After 18 overs, it’s 77/1.20:32 hrs IST: As players takes drinks on field, South Africa see themselves at 73 for the loss of one wicket in 17 overs. 20:27 hrs IST: Eight comfortable runs for South Africa in 16th over. It’s 70/1.20:25 hrs IST: First 15 overs are done and dusted and Pakistan has been able to dominate in the game. After 15 overs, it’s 62/1.20:21 hrs IST: Pakistan almost got wicket in 14th over. It’s 59/1. 20:18 hrs IST: Wahab Riaz introduced in the 13th over, and just 2 runs came from it. After 13 overs, it’s 53/1. 20:12 hrs IST: First boundary for Quinton de Kock in 12th over and 50-up for South Africa. After 12 overs, it’s 51/1.20:10 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Shaheen. Both Faf and de Kock are struggling to rotate the strike. After 11 overs, it’s 44/1.20:05 hrs IST: Imad Wasim introduced into the attack and six came from the over. After 10 overs, it’s 38/1. 20:01 hrs IST: Another good over. Runs are just not coming. Chasing a target of over 300, the Proteas need to do up the scoring rate. After 9 overs, it’s 32/1.19:57 hrs IST: Two runs from the over. After 8 overs, it’s 31/1. 19:53 hrs IST: Both batsmen are taking their time in the middle before going big. After 7 overs, it’s 29/1.19:49 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Amir. Just three off it. South Africa under pressure. After 6 overs, it’s 26/1. 19:45 hrs IST: Shaheen Afridi introduced into the attack and was welcomed with a dazzling boundary. Eight from the over. After 5 overs, it’s 23/1. 19:41 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Brilliant line and length. After 4 overs, it’s 15/1. 19:37 hrs IST: Seven runs from Mohammad Hafeez’s second over. After 3 overs, it’s 15/1. 19:32 hrs IST: Four came off the over, and Amir gets the important wicket. After 2 overs, it’s 8/1.19:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Amir sends Amla on the very first ball. He implores Sarfaraz to consider a review, and apparently makes a good enough case for it to be reviewed. There was a hint of inswing but everything about this appeared to be leg-sidish. Oh well, what do I know! It’s pitched in line with leg, straightened and would’ve crashed into leg-stump as per ball-tracking.19:25 hrs IST: Chasing 308, South Africa are 4 for no loss after 1 over. 18:49 hrs IST: INNINGS BREAK: Pakistan 308/7 in 50 overs vs South Africa (Haris Sohail 89, Lungi Ngidi 3/64)18:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Slower one from Ngidi and Haris didn’t read it. Departs for 89. 18:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over. Wahab Riaz wanted to go big but missed it completely. Sixth wicket falls, Ngidi gets his second. 18:41 hrs IST: 300-up for Pakistan and Haris Sohail is 12 away from a well-deserved 100. After 49 overs, it’s 304/5. 18:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Ngidi is taking pace off here, which eventually is making difficult for two set batsmen to score. Just one boundary off the 48th over and all-important wicket of Imad Wasim. Wasim tried to go over the top and failed to time it to perfection. It’s 295/5. 18:31 hrs IST: Pakistan is now just 13 runs away from 300. After 47 overs, it’s 287/4. 18:27 hrs IST: 50-run stand between Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim in 26 deliveries. Guess what? This is fastest 50-run stand off the tournament. After 46 overs, it’s 277/4. 18:22 hrs IST: Eight runs off the over. It’s 266/4 after 45 overs. 18:17 hrs IST: 250-up for Pakistan. After 44 overs, it’s 258/4. 18:10 hrs IST: FIFTY! How good has Haris Sohail been today? – Gets to his fifty, and more importantly, adds valuable runs for his side. His 11th ODI fifty.18:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Andile bowled a good length delivery and Babar Azam tried to smash it over cover fielder, but the bat turns in his hand and went straight to deep cover fielder. Se batsman departs. BIG wicket for South Africa. After 42 overs, it’s 229/4. 18:02 hrs IST: Imran Tahir completes his spell – 10-0-41-2. After 41 overs, 222/3. 18:00 hrs IST: Four runs off the over. After 40 overs, it’s 217/3. With 10 overs still to play, Pakistan will look to add at least 90-100 runs. They have two set batsmen at the crease, and with seven wickets in hand, they will look to up the scoring rate. 17:54 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. After 39 overs, it’s 213/3. South Africa desperately in need of a wicket. 17:47 hrs IST: 200-up for Pakistan. Ones and twos, and Pakistan are building the innings properly. After 38 overs, it’s 206/3. 17:37 hrs IST: FIFTY! Good innings from Babar Azam. He has been able to time the ball perfectly today, and has finally shown his class in this tournament. Second fifty for him in 2019 World Cup. 17:35 hrs IST: So Babar and Haris have finally put their feet on accelarator. The duo are hammering the ball all-around the ground. After 35 overs, it’s 184/3. 17:28 hrs IST: Boundary on the first ball after drinks. Six came from the over. After 33 overs, it’s 162/3.17:21 hrs IST: 150-up for Pakistan. After 32 overs, it’s 156/3 and it’s time for DRINKS. 17:17 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 31 overs, it’s 149/3. 17:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Trapped right in front. Faf introduced Markram into the attack and gets a wicket straightaway. Hafeez departs for 20. After 30 overs, it’s 143/3. 17:09 hrs IST: Just one run off it. After 29 overs, it’s 139/2. 17:05 hrs IST: Spinners have been good in the middle overs. Just two runs from it. After 28 overs, it’s 138/2.17:00 hrs IST: South Africa has been able to make a slight comeback in the game as runs have been hard to come by. After 27 overs, it’s 136/2. 16:58 hrs IST: Just one run of the over. After 26 overs, it’s 134/2. 16:56 hrs IST: 25 overs are done and dusted. Pakistan team see themselves at 133/2 in 25 overs. 16:50 hrs IST: Andile isn’t having the best of times on field. He has lacked pace and bounce. After 24 overs, it’s 125/2. 16:45 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 23 overs, it’s 114/2.16:42 hrs IST: Punched down the ground by Babar Azam and the score notches upto 108 for the loss of two wickets after 22 overs. 16:39 hrs IST: 100-up for Pakistan after 21.3 overs. 16:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh my word! Tahir has taken a stunner of his own bowling and he’s off. Someone please catch him! Thesekind of efforts can lift your team and Tahir has provided South African an important breakthrough. Tahir is now the leading wicket-taker for the Proteas in the World Cup. After 21 overs, it’s 98/2. 16:30 hrs IST: The first 20 overs belongs to Pakistan here. Babar is taking his time. After 20 overs, it’s 97/1. 16:19 hrs IST: Imam Ul Haq nears fifty. After 16 overs, it’s 88/1. 16:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! What have you done Fakhar? He was looking so good for his 44 and the shot he played to Tahir wasn’t needed. Good call by Faf to introduce Tahir. After 14.5 overs, it’s 75/1.16:06 hrs IST: Chris Morris has looked good at the home of cricket. He has been able to utilise the conditions well, and has bowled in right areas. After 14 overs, it’s 75/0. 16:01 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 13 overs, it’s 73/0. 15:55 hrs IST: Controvery in the over which went against South Africa. This means, Pakistan still hasn’t lost a wicket. After 12 overs, it’s 67/0. 15:47 hrs IST: Fakhar and Imam are keeping things steady for Pakistan. After 11 overs, it’s 61/0. 15:42 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to Pakistan. They havn’t lost a wicket and both openers have looked good against pace. After 10 overs, it’s 58/0. 15:38 hrs IST: Good comeback from Kagiso Rabada. First time in the day we saw a little movement from the pitch and South Africans will have all smiles. After 9 overs, it’s 55/0. 15:34 hrs IST: Two boundaries from Morris over. After 8 overs, it’s 54/0. 15:31 hrs IST: 50-run stand between Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq. 15:30 hrs IST: Just two runs from the over. After 7 overs, it’s 46/0. 15:25 hrs IST: First SIX of the innings. After 6 overs, it’s 44/0. 15:20 hrs IST: It looked to be a quiet over with just two coming off first five balls, but Fakhar Zaman had different plan – smashed boundary over point fielder. After 5 overs, it’s 35/0. 15:16 hrs IST: Three delightful boundaries from Ngidi’s over. After 4 overs, it’s 29/0. 15:11 hrs IST: Kagiso Rabada bowled a short of a length delivery and Fakhar Zaman was onto it. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 3 overs, it’s 17/0. 15:07 hrs IST: Four runs from the over. It’s 9 for no loss after 2 overs. 15:04 hrs IST: Decent start for Pakistan. Five runs off the over and both their openers are off the mark. Score after 1 overs: PAK 5-0; Fakhar Zaman 4(5) Imam 1(1)15:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Fakhar Zaman off the mark in style. Played that outside off delivery through covers for a boundary.14:59 hrs IST: The players are out in the middle. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman comes out to open the innings. Kagiso Rabada comes to the attack.14:38 hrs IST: Playing Squad: Two changes for Pakistan, South Africa playing unchanged from their last game.South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran TahirPakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir14:34 hrs IST: Sarfaraz Ahmed has won the toss and decided to bat first. Haris Sohail and Shaheen Afridi are back in the team. 14:30 hrs IST: Shaheen Afridi is seen marking his run-up. He is likely to be given the match today. The youngester has the potential but his tournament so far has not been good. Can he turn the tables today? We’ll get to know.14:25 hrs IST: We are just five minutes away from the toss. This is the first match at the Lord’s and it remains to be seen how the pitch will behave. The weather is bright and sunny and team winning the toss should choose to bat first. 14:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to News Nation’s live coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Although a little late, but we have finally arrived at the home of cricket – the Lord’s – where Pakistan will look to overcome the consequences of losing India game. South Africa will try to find a consolidatery win as their sami-final hopes are all but over. Stay with us as we bring you all the live updates from the Lord’s, London.
AT the midway point in the GTT National indoor championships, fans have witnessed 171 goals in 21 action-packed matches.The National ladies were the high-scoring team of the night with nine unanswered goals against the Old Fort ladies while their male counterparts, the National Black eased to a comfortable victory over Bounty GCC.With the National Black having recorded a record 23 goals in the first two nights of play, they entered their third clash against the well-known Bounty GCC as favourites.Before GCC could settle into the rhythm of the match, the Blacks had marked the name of Hilton Chester on the scoreboard.However, GCC goalkeeper Michael Hing gave a good account of himself as he saved several more attempts by the Blacks but could not deny Chester from scoring two more.Also getting in on the action was Jamarj Assanah with two penalty corners. Robert France and Andrew Stewart, both scored single strikes.GCC’s Dwayne Scott managed to score the first competition goal against the Blacks in the 30th minute but the Blacks already had six goals on the board by that time and added a seventh before the final buzzer.The Old Fort Titans battled Saints in the other men’s first division match of the night and pulled off a predictable 3-1 victory. The youthful Saints scored first, through a Yonnick Peters penalty corner and Old Fort had to dig deep to draw even through Ascofu Simon before the half.Old Fort dominated the scoring in the second half, however, with a field goal and a penalty stroke conversion from Jason Clarke to end with the 3-1 win.The National ladies scored a goal roughly every 4 minutes against the Old Fort Shooting Stars in the ladies matchup.The Nationals did not seem as comfortable and fluid as in their previous evening’s matches but never seemed threatened as they cruised to the comfortable 9-0 win.The youthful Bingo Spartans got off to a surprisingly good start against tournament favourites Pizza Hut GCC. It took the Pizza Hut ladies 11 minutes to score their first, through a Sonia Jardine penalty corner.GCC stamped their domination on the match as time went on and rattled in 4 more goals before full time. The largest cheers from the crowd came when Spartans striker Kirsten Gomes scored the final goal of the match and her first of the tournament just before full time.Saints pulled off a surprise victory over the GCC Pitbulls in the men’s second division competition while the Hikers defeated St Stanislaus College by 2-1. The lone veterans match of the evening saw the Old Fort Goal Getters secure their first win by handing the Antonio’s Grill Hikers their second loss by 6 -3.Matches continue throughout the week from 17:00hrs with the finals to be contested on Saturday September 30. Men’s national selections, the BLACKs and the GREENs will play an exhibition match against each other right before the final presentation.