Geoscience BC report says Northeast B.C. has potential for more light oil discoveries

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new report published by Geoscience BC today has graded the potential for high-value light and medium oil at 27 locations in northeastern B.C.Geoscience BC said that while the area is well-known for its natural gas reserves, little research has been done to identify the potential for accessing lighter oil in the region since the widespread adoption of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing.Titled ‘Identification of New Resource Oil Plays in Northeast British Columbia’s Portion of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin,’ Geoscience BC said the project seeks to address that knowledge gap.- Advertisement -“This project has the potential to bring investment in light oil development to northeastern BC,” said project lead Brad Hayes. “This has significantly lower environmental impact than the heavier oils associated with Alberta’s oil sands, and could also help to diversify British Columbia’s economy.”Of the 27 locations, eight were rejected as unsuitable and 19 were deemed suitable for analysis. Those 19 suitable locations were then graded from A to C: – 2 – the Halfway and Chinkeh Formations – were graded ‘A’ – 1 was graded ‘A/B’; – 6 were graded ‘B’; and – 10 were graded ‘C’.“Light oil is significantly more valuable than the heavier oils. Making this new data publicly available helps the energy sector to focus exploration activity and responsible development,” said Geoscience BC Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer Carlos Salas. “It also makes independent data about the potential for unconventional oil development in the region available to communities, First Nations and government.”Advertisement Geoscience BC said the identification of new oil plays in Northeast B.C.’s portion of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin falls under its energy focus area and contributes to the organization’s objective to identify new natural resource opportunities.The full report can be read here: read more

Gearing up for season

first_img“I probably change every other trip,” Hernandez said of his line. “You get in a boat, you have a big fish on your line and everything breaks down. And if you’ve stored it in your garage, monofilament does not like heat and direct sunlight.” (626) 962-8811, ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaThe more the gear is used, the more it needs to be serviced. Primarily, that means the replacement and re-greasing of drag washers. The drag provides tension to the line, but also prevents it from breaking when there is a strike and when reeling. When a fish is on it, it helps keep the hook set in the fish’s mouth so that it’s not thrown, and provides an easier reel-in. “It’s not so much the salt; the saltwater does not get in the drag,” renowned Southern California saltwater angler Dan Hernandez of Montebello said. “The drag washers just wear out. You see it a lot on party boats. People do not check their drag and when they get a catch, their gear breaks down. That’s not very good, especially when the first fish hits. There’s a lot of hoopla and no time for others to help.” Even freshwater gear needs to be serviced, but not quite as frequently. It’s not just reels that need to be serviced, either. Rod tips get banged during party boat rushes and slides. Handles need to be wrapped, guides need to be spruced up and monofilament line is a problem, too. “It’s true,” Whittier angler and Sav-On Tackle pro John Perkins said. “Especially for the saltwater guys. When it’s time to tackle up, they don’t want anything wrong. You have corrosion, and it’s not from the salt.” Two San Gabriel Valley-area tackle shops – Sav-On in Santa Fe Springs and Johnny’s Sport Shop in Pasadena – service major manufacturer’s equipment. center_img Winter storms have been pounding Southern California’s shorelines for several weeks now, bringing big waves and surf, generally making it uncomfortable for anglers and boaters to attempt to get out on the water. And when they do, it’s awfully rough. Professional anglers say this is the perfect time of the season to get rods and reels in for maintenance and to acquire a 2006 sportfishing license. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgAnother officer cut off the man and arrested him. Five people were taken into custody and booked on suspicion of battery. The man who ran from officers was also booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, Zuhlke said. Teens arrested in taggings WHITTIER – Two teens were arrested on suspicion of vandalizing 10 locations in the city, causing thousands of dollars in damage, police said. Police received a call that two people were tagging walls near Kibbee Avenue and Lashburn Street at about 11:40 a.m. Sunday, said Whittier police spokesman Jason Zuhlke. An officer located the teens and arrested them, he said. They showed the officer 10 locations they vandalized that day in the area of Scott and Lambert roads, said Zuhlke. Free flu shots offered Wednesday PICO RIVERA – People 65 and older and those with chronic illnesses can receive a free flu shot from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. The shots will be administered as long as vaccine supplies last and on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic is sponsored by the county’s Department of Health Services. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Milelong yellow ribbon to visit WHITTIER – The milelong Yellow Ribbon, created by Matt Cook to raise support among young people for the troops serving in Iraq, will come to Orchard Fresh Foods, 16426 E. Whittier Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The ribbon will be sent to soldiers in Iraq. For more information, call (562) 902-1825. Nutrition courses now enrolling LA MIRADA – A nutrition class sponsored by the city will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, beginning Nov. 10, at 13700 La Mirada Blvd. The cost is $25. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Two men were in stable condition Monday after being stabbed in at a Halloween party over the weekend, police said. The incident began after four men walked in, uninvited, to a party in the10300 block of La Cima Drive at about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, said Whittier police spokesman Jason Zuhlke. “One of the subjects became friendly with a female partygoer and that upset her boyfriend,” Zuhlke said. The two men went outside and fought, he said. During the fight, the boyfriend and another man were stabbed in the neck, Zuhlke said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system The four crashers left the party in a white Lexus with a partial plate beginning with 4V, Zuhlke said He asked anyone with information about the crime to call the Whittier Police Department, (562) 945-8250. Man arrested after eluding stun gun WHITTIER – An officer fired a stun gun at a man who ran from police after a fight at a party, officials said Monday. Whittier police spokesman Jason Zuhlke said officers responded to a fight at a party at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday in the 13700 block of Franklin Street, where an officer detained a man involved in a fight. The officer was searching the man when he ran away, Zuhlke said. The officer ran after him and fired a stun gun, but it narrowly missed him, said Zuhlke. last_img read more


first_imgKILLYBEGS soccer star Seamus Coleman is back training with the Ireland squad after shaking off an ankle injury – and hopes to be starting for Ireland this Saturday against Macedonia.A large contingent of family and friends will be making the trip to the Aviva Stadium hoping the Everton star will start an international for the first time.The 22-year-old midfielder made his full debut in a Nations Cup match against Wales last month and says playing a qualifying fixture is the next step, and is currently with the Irish squad ahead of a Euro 2012 qualifying Group B clash with Macedonia at the Aviva Stadium and a friendly against Uruguay next Wednesday And the former Sligo Rovers player told evertontv: “It is always good to go away with your country, hopefully I can have a good week in training and we’ll see what happens. I have only been away a couple of times so it is still exciting getting the call and I am looking forward to the experience.“We have got a big qualifying game against Macedonia so hopefully we can get the three points. I always wanted to play for Ireland and I have done that now so the next step is a qualifying game. I am not sure if I will play or not but I am just glad to be a part of it.”Coleman has adapted to the Premier League in impressive fashion, and has made 16 consecutive starts in Everton colours.“I am playing at Everton Football Club, it is a big club and I know I am not going to play every week,” added Coleman. “I have been lucky to play a lot of games but the manager decided to take me out for a couple of games and I am not going to argue with him. “He put me back in against Fulham and I tried my best and got on the score sheet. I felt a little fresher after the rest – it is not that you want – you want to play every week, but the manager knows what is best for me.”COLEMAN FIT AGAIN FOR MACEDONIA – ‘I CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY’, SAYS KILLYBEGS STAR was last modified: March 24th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes

first_imgDrumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club NotesSunday, October 30th, 2016There was disappointment for our girls U16 footballers in the county ‘A’ championship final last Thursday night when a spirited second-half display came up just short against Tourlestrane on a final scoreline of 2-12 to 3-4. It was an enthralling contest and, despite the result, the team can be justifiably proud of their second-half comeback and never-say-die attitude throughout the hour. Players: Megan Byrne, Caitlin Greene, Faye Hennigan, Sadhbh McCarthy, Sarah Kisby, Sinéad Regan (Capt 0-1), Aisling O’Reilly, Tara Donohoe (0-1), Ella McDermott, Molly Brady (0-1), Megan Brady, Eimear Colreavy, Eve Scanlon, Carol Ann Monaghan, Grace Casserly. Subs: Sophie McDonagh (1-0), Aoife McLoughlin (2-0), Alannagh Gallagher, Oda Carty (0-1), Lisa Morrow, Lily Rose Leydon, Keela Scanlon, Lorraine Oates, Rachel Quigley, Ava Harte, Kate Keyes, Zara Mulrooney. The club wishes Ava Harte a speedy recovery following an injury sustained in a schools match last week.Our U21 footballers also made their championship exit after they lost their concluding group match to St Molaise Gaels by 3-13 to 1-14.The boys U14 footballers enjoyed a memorable Halloween overnight trip to the Clonduff GAA club in county Down over the bank-holiday weekend.. The team played an exhibition match under lights against our host club, and then joined in the Clonduff Halloween festivities which included a fireworks display. Our thanks to all the parents who travelled with us.Well done to the Rathcormac NS and Rosses Point NS boys and girls teams who took part in the mini-sevens tournament in Oxfield last Thursday. The Rathcormac NS teams have both qualified for the next stage of the competition.With less than two weeks to go to the club’s big night of the year, the Boston Tea Party in the Radisson Hotel on Friday, November 11th, all table host are asked to ensure that the money and confirmed guest numbers for their table are given to the organising committee on or before Monday November 7th. A collection evening for the table money will be held in Oxfield that evening between 7 and 9pm. There’s still time to host a table, or you may wish to join an existing table. Call 0876855621 for more info.Our adult Player of the Year (male & female) and Clubperson of the Year award winners for 2016 will also be announced at the Boston Tea Party on November 11th.The Drumcliff Handball club has relaunched in recent weeks, and coaching for all ages takes place in the Oxfield centre every Saturday morning at 10am. New members are always very welcome. Contact Hugh Slevin (Snr) for more information.Congratulations to Seán Power and Eoghan Smith who both named Sportsman of the Year 2015/16 and 1st year footballer of the Year respectively at the recent Summerhill College awards night.Save the date:The club’s AGM is provisionally scheduled for the weekend of December 10/11th. Confirmation of the venue and time will be published in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Marathon knocks Auburndale out of WIAA football playoffs

first_imgApaches fall in Division 6 Level 1 matchupBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARATHON — The Auburndale football team’s season came to an end Friday night with a 26-6 loss to Marathon in a WIAA Division 6 Level 1 playoff game at Marathon High School.The Apaches kept it close early, trailing just 14-6 at halftime, but they could not muster another score.Marathon (9-1) moves on to a Level 2 matchup at Abbotsford (10-0) next Friday.Auburndale ends its season with a 4-6 record.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of

Black History Month – Legacy Sites In West Philly & Historic Germantown

first_imgImagine Africa With The Penn Museum(P. English for GPTMC) Historic Germantown Legacy Sites ACES MUSEUM 5801-5803 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown) | (215) 842-3742  The ACES MUSEUM is a rarity, in that its sole purpose is to honor African-American and minority veterans of World War II and their families.  ACES is also home to the Puppets with History and Reenactment Programs. The museum offers free admissionon on Tuesday afternoons. Cliveden of the National Trust 6401 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown)  | (215) 848-1777  Home to the wealthy and influential Chew family and the scene of the Revolutionary Battle of Germantown in 1777, Cliveden offers guided tours of the mansion. New research into Chew’s papers reveals much about slavery and the daily life on Northern plantations. Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground 6309 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown)  | (215) 844-1683  By the 1850s, African Americans had begun to rent this first English-language schoolroom to teach penmanship and host meetings to advance the abolitionist cause and education for African Americans. Tour this original one-room schoolhouse. Insider’s Tip: Make time to tour the burying ground outside of the schoolhouse, which is the final resting place of soldiers of the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Mexican War. Johnson House Historic Site 6306 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown)  | (215) 438-1768  The Johnson House Historic Site is a certified station stop on the Underground Railroad, where archaeologists recently discovered an attic trap door that hid freedom seekers. Visitors can see the door and other unique features of the house during guided tours. Deschler-Morris House The Germantown White House 5442 Germantown Avenue | (215) 597-7130  While many people look to Washington D.C. as the original White House, those in the know know that Philadelphia is home to the oldest presidential residence in the United States.  The Deschler-Morris House was the summer home of President George Washington and after an extensive renovation, now features multimedia components that allow visitors to get a glimpse into the private life of the nation’s first commander-in-chief. Additional Insider Tips & Facts Insider fact: The Philadelphia Tribune The oldest, continually published African-American newspaper in the nation, The Tribune, founded in 1884, remains a strong voice in Philadelphia’s African-American community. It’s published three times a week and available at newsstands around town. Insider fact: Philadelphia Museum of Art African-American architect Julian Abele played a large role in designing the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Insider fact: Church of the Advocate One of the best American examples of Gothic Revival style, the Church of the Advocate was a center for the Civil Rights Movement and was the site for the National Conference of Black Power in 1968 and the Black Panther Conference in 1970. Today, the functioning church features powerful murals depicting “stations” of the Civil Rights Movement. The Church also hosts performances and programs presented by Art Sanctuary (see below listing).  Listen to former Pastor Isaac Miller talk about the history of Church of the Advocate and Art Sanctuary here. Insider fact: Art Sanctuary Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people and enrich and draw inspiration from the inner city. The organization presents lectures, performances and educational programs at its large performance venue the Church of the Advocate at 1801 W. Diamond Street and at its gallery at 628 S. 16th Street. Art Sanctuary’s largest signature program, the Celebration of Black Writing takes place during the first weekend in June at Temple University. Art Sanctuary is opening it’s new space, details here.  Listen to former Pastor Isaac Miller talk about the history of Church of the Advocate and Art Sanctuary here. Insider tip: Brandywine Workshop A major force in the creation, development and promotion of printmaking as a fine art, Brandywine Workshop has exhibitions and a great store featuring high quality affordable prints. West Philadelphia Legacy Sites The African Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology 3260 South Street | (215) 898-4000 The African gallery here is probably the closest you’ll come to visiting an entire continent in one day. Materials on display come from a collection that includes more than 11,000 items from throughout the vast land of Africa. The museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures and its extensive ancient Egyptian galleries and programs always draw a crowd. Insider Tip: Make sure you check out their new exhibit Imagine Africa. Paul Robeson House 4949-4951 Walnut Street | (215) 747-4675  Renaissance man Paul Robeson was an actor, orator, activist, lawyer, author, linguist, athlete, singer, scholar and human rights activist. Tour the West Philadelphia home where he lived during the last 10 years of his life. PHILADANCO 9 N. Philadanco Way (40th & Market Streets) | (215) 387-8200  Joan Myers Brown founded The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) in 1970 to provide opportunities for Black dancers. PHILADANCO has since become an internationally sought out contemporary dance company, known for its high-energy performances and exceptionally well-trained precision dancers and eclectic choreography. You can see the company perform at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located at 260 S. Broad Street, each spring and fall. Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive (Fairmount Park) | (215) 878-8844  With stunning views of the city skyline, the mansion, located atop Belmont Plateau, was the home of well-known abolitionist and early federal Judge Richard Peters. The Women’s Heritage Society offers docent-led and       self-guided tours of the museum Tuesday through Friday and on weekends by appointment. Insider Fact: Belmont Plateau, referenced in “Summertime” by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, is also featured in the duo’s music video. We took DJ Jazzy Jeff back to this spot for the first time in 12 years. Check out the video. Like we said, Phily is the place to be for Black History Month. And, the sites don’t stop in Historic Philadelphia. Here are our picks of places you need to see in West Philly and Historic Germantown.last_img read more

United Nations report urges expanding World Heritage sites to high seas

first_imgA United Nations group is urging the world’s governments to expand a longstanding—but largely symbolic—conservation strategy to international waters. To make sure that important high seas ecosystems get the attention they deserve, governments should establish ways to designate World Heritage sites in the two-thirds of the world’s seas that sit outside of national borders, argues a new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“Just as on land, the deepest and most remote ocean harbours globally unique places that deserve recognition,” World Heritage Centre Director Mechtild Rössler wrote in an introduction to the report, published yesterday. The 1972 World Heritage Convention, which has been ratified by nearly 200 nations, allows nations to nominate places that have special cultural or physical significance to a list of World Heritage Sites maintained by UNESCO. The list currently includes more than 1000 sites, including famous structures such as India’s Taj Mahal and natural areas such as the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Protecting the sites is largely left up to national governments, although a listing does add some protections under international law.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)UNESCO currently lists 47 marine areas as World Heritage sites, including Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Those who wrote the 1972 agreement, however, didn’t establish a clear way to designate sites that are not within national boundaries. But “it is difficult to imagine that the founders’ far-sighted vision of World Heritage protection envisaged a future world where we intentionally or accidentally ended up excluding half the surface of the earth—the open ocean,” Rössler writes.The time has come to resolve that problem, the report argues, in light of the growing understanding of the value of high seas marine ecosystems. In particular, the report identifies five high seas sites that officials believe could benefit from a World Heritage designation. They include a Pacific Ocean “thermal dome” near Costa Rica where many endangered species feed and spawn, the Atlantic’s famed Sargasso Sea of seaweed that Christopher Columbus observed, and the Indian Ocean’s Atlantis Bank—a sunken island full of rare fossils.Adding such spots to the list will require U.N. members to agree on new legal and bureaucratic mechanisms, the report notes—as well as work out how the sites might be protected. Several options are being discussed by various U.N. bodies, the report notes, but so far there’s no consensus on how to proceed.last_img read more

Kane Williamson ton steers New Zealand to five-wicket win over Sri Lanka

first_imgKane Williamson scored his fifth century in eight Tests in 2015 to guide New Zealand to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka before lunch on the fourth day of the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Monday.The victory gave Brendon McCullum’s side a 2-0 series sweep over the tourists after they won the first Test in Dunedin by 122 runs.”It was definitely hard fought and I thought the improvement of the Sri Lankan side was pretty evident throughout the Test series,” McCullum said.”Credit to Angelo and Sri Lanka for putting us under immense pressure (in Hamilton) and thankfully we were able to withstand it through an innings of sheer quality.”Williamson finished 108 not out, taking his run tally in 2015 to 1,172 — the most by a New Zealander in a calendar year — at an average of 90.15.The hosts reached their victory target of 189 with five wickets down, wicketkeeper BJ Watling finishing unbeaten on 13 alongside Williamson and scoring the winning run with a sweep for a single off Milinda Siriwardana.Sri Lanka fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 4-68 to go with his first innings haul of 5-47.New Zealand held a slight advantage when they resumed on Monday on 142-5 but both sides had the chance to win the match with Williamson always the player most likely to determine the outcome.The 25-year-old, whose right knee was heavily strapped during his innings on Sunday, resumed on 78 not out with Watling yet to score having faced the final two balls on day three.advertisementWilliamson, however, dominated the strike to dash Sri Lanka’s hopes of victory and brought up his 13th Test century when he pulled Chameera behind square for his fifth boundary of the day to move to 102.The shot moved him to 1,166 runs, surpassing the 1,164 his captain McCullum scored in 2014, as well as reducing the target to 20.Neither side truly got to grips with the wicket throughout the match as short-pitched bowling produced steepling bounce that resulted in numerous mistimed pull or hook shots to fielders in the outfield.The hosts capitalised on a spectacular collapse by Sri Lanka on Sunday, when they took all 10 wickets for 62 runs either side of lunch to set up their modest victory target.”I thought we had a chance,” Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said.”We had them under pressure in the first couple of days but they came back strong (and) in the second innings we made a mockery out of our batting.”We have the talent and the skill is there, it’s just a matter of time.”The more they play the more they learn and the more faith we have in them.”last_img read more