WI Women, India in crucial clash

first_img Even if they win but England lose, the Caribbean side will finish in a three-way tie with England and Pakistan Women on six points, with net run rate deciding the two semi-finalists. This nerve-racking scenario is one captain Stafanie Taylor is desperately hoping to avoid. “I think we are very much confident. We know what we need to improve on. We worked really hard at training today and I think the girls are ready,” she said yesterday. “We just have to try and outsmart the Indians because we know they are going to come with spinners, so we just have to be ready.” West Indies Women have been let down by their batting in the tournament. In the last game against England in Dharamsala, they could only muster 108 for four off their 20 overs, but they bowled and fielded magnificently to almost successfully defend the total. Taylor, her side’s most dependable batsman, said a bigger effort was needed from the batsmen today. “We need to see some positives in the batting. The bowlers have been doing so well and I think we need to help out the bowlers. We need to put some runs on the board so the bowlers can have something to bowl at,” she urged. Taylor admitted that the narrow defeat to England Women had hurt. She said that after reducing England from 59 without loss in the ninth over to come within a wicket and one delivery of victory, missing out had been difficult to absorb. nerve-racking scenario MOHALI, India (CMC): West Indies Women will seek to banish the disappointment of their defeat to England Women last week when they take on hosts India Women in a virtual must-win game in the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup here today. After starting the tournament with two straight wins to top Group B, they stumbled in a heart-wrenching last ball defeat on Thursday, to tumble into second spot alongside Pakistan Women on four points. West Indies Women must now ensure they beat India Women and hope England also defeat the Pakistanis in order to clinch a semi-final spot outright.last_img read more

City wants quiet zone at railroad crossings

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – The City Council is expected to approve a $122,000 contract with JMDiaz Inc. on Thursday to design railroad grade crossings that can be designated “quiet zones,” city officials said. The railroad crossings are located at Pioneer Boulevard at Los Nietos Road, Los Nietos east of Pioneer Boulevard, and Smith Avenue east of Arlee Avenue. A quiet zone is a segment of rail line at least a half-mile long where train horns are not required to be routinely sounded at one or several grade crossings, according to Don Jensen, director of public works. “Over the years a lot of residents have complained about noise generated by Union Pacific’s yard along Los Nietos, where the trains are assembled and taken apart, as well as train whistles,” said Assistant Public Works Tom Lopez. “The whistles sound a lot louder during the middle of the night when there is no sound of traffic muffling them,” he added. The city started working with JMDiaz about a year ago to do the initial study on what it would require to request a quiet zone from the Federal Railroad Administration. The study showed Phase 1 of the improvement project would cost $550,000, including the cost of the contract with JMDiaz, Lopez said. The improvements include supplemental safety measures such as additional safety signage, raised medians, pedestrian gates, street striping and possibly other security precautions. Last month Placentia became the first city in Southern California to receive FRA approval to implement a quiet zone, Jensen said. The Placentia Quiet Zone, from Kellogg Street to Kraemer Avenue along the Orangethorpe Corridor, went into operation Aug. 18, according to the Placentia Web site. All trains are prohibited from using horns unless an engineer feels an emergency exists that threatens human or animal injury or property damage. Lopez said that once the contract is approved, it will take from nine months to a year for the improvements to be completed. “JMD will then go before the FRA to request implementation of a quiet zone,” he said. Director sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 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