BANGALORE, India (CMC):Chris Gayle’s batting failures continued as his Jamaica and West Indies teammate, AndrÈ Russell, upstaged him with an electrifying cameo to fire Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to an important win in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Entering the run chase with KKR in a spot of bother at 69 for four in the 11th over – in pursuit of 186 for victory – the right-handed Russell reignited the innings with 39 off 24 balls as the visitors reached their target off the first ball of the final over.Yusuf Pathan finished on 60 not out off 29 deliveries, posting an invaluable 96 for the fifth wicket with Russell, who blasted a four and four sixes.Captain and opener Gautam Gambhir stroked 37 off 29 balls.The victory allowed KKR to move into second place on 10 points, ahead of Mumbai Indians, courtesy of a superior net run rate.Gujarat Lions remained clear at the top on 12 points.Sent in at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB were powered by a joint top score of 52 from captain Virat Kohli and opener Lokesh Rahul, as they reached 185 for seven off their 20 overs.RUN OF LOW SCORESAustralian Shane Watson chimed in with 34, while the left-handed Gayle continued his run of low scores with seven.Subdued by Russell in the first over, Gayle seemed ready to explode when he struck South African seamer Morne Morkel straight overhead for six, off in the second over of the innings.Next ball, however, Gayle miscued a pull at a ball of shortish length and skied a catch to the wicketkeeper at eight for one.Gayle has scored eight runs in three innings for RCB this season and all told, has now failed to reach double figures in six consecutive innings since his hundred against England in the Twenty20 World Cup last March.Russell claimed one for 24 from four overs of pace, while West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine went wicketless from his four overs which cost 45 runs.
US-based American Airlines will begin direct service from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, USA, to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown, Guyana, on December 18, 2019, giving travellers more direct access to Guyana.“American is the only US carrier that flies directly to Georgetown,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American Airlines. “This route will be important for customers in New York with cultural, business, or economic interest in the market, and we look forward to welcoming Guyanese visitors to the Big Apple,” the airline stated in a release to the media.The new service from JFK will be operated daily on a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats, including 16 seats in First Class. The aircraft also features access to power at every seat while on board.The daily flights are scheduled to leave JFK at 18:00h and arrive in Guyana at 00:40h. The return flight will leave Guyana at 01:35h and arrive in New York at 06:29h. The statement noted that these are still subject to approval by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.American Airlines began operating four weekly flights to Guyana from Miami in November 2018. The airline plans to increase to daily service in the summer and will operate on a larger aircraft with 172 seats this winter due to the strong demand.The new JFK – GEO flight tickets will be available for purchase on May 6, 2019, the statement said.“Guyana welcomed American Airlines in 2018 with non-stop flights from Miami International Airport. This new route opens up an additional way travellers can access Guyana, experience its tourism product and discover its beauty. With these daily flights, American Airlines will make Guyana more accessible to the world and its key tourism markets,” Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Brian T Mullis stated.He added that “Guyana has recently gained worldwide recognition for being named the Number One Eco-Tourism Destination in the world by the Green Destination Foundation at ITB Berlin. Many want to experience the wonders of Guyana and this new route will help to make that possible”.This is the airline’s fourth destination in South America from JFK. American continues to provide more service to South America than any other carrier, with more than 265 weekly flights to the region.American Airlines Group and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.
May 22, 2002 The Arizona RegionalPoetry Slam Competion attracted teams from Flagstaff, Prescott, Mesa,Phoenix, Tuscon, & Arcosanti. The teams were scored by judges from theaudience. [Photo & text RL] >>left photo>> M.C. Dan Seaman hosted the Arcosanti “Slab City” Slam>>for the second year in a row. >>right photo>> All slam poets were>>lively and uncensored. [Photo & text: RL] Team Mesa wonbragging rights as Arizona Slam Poetry Champions.[Photo & text RL] The Poetry Slam wasfollowed by a night pour in the foundry where the Team Mesa recited animpromptu poem. [Photo & text RL] Arcosanti theatreproduction MUD was performed on Sunday to close this weekends list ofevents. [Photo & text RL]