Return to top four won’t be easy for Chiefs, Altas

first_imgThe Altas have a tougher assignment in the San Sebastian Stags, who can claim solo fourth with a victory in the 4 p.m. clash.“I just hope we stay consistent,” said Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera after the Chiefs pulled the rug from under the Heavy Bombers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We have to keep improving if we want to contend for a Final Four spot,” added CodiñeraThe Chiefs are pinning their hopes on veterans Kent Salado, Lervin Flores, Allen Enriquez and Zach Nicholls, although Kraniel Victoria and Archie Concepcion have also proven that they can deliver down the stretch. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres: Mission possible vs Tajiks LATEST STORIEScenter_img Mapua lost for the ninth straight time last Friday when the Cardinals dropped a 70-88 decision to the San Beda Red Lions. Leo Gabo, Denniel Aguirre and JP Nieles will be counted upon to turn Mapua’s fortunes around.The Stags are coming off an 81-69 drubbing of Emilio Aguinaldo College on Friday in a game where Michael Calisaan fired 19 points.But the Altas are also coming into the game with plenty of confidence, having beaten Letran, 88-82, in overtime also on Friday with Most Valuable Player race leader Prince Eze leading the way with another double-double.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments MOST READ Arellano and Perpetual Help try to continue their climb back to the top four as they clash with separate rivals on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Outlasting third-ranked Jose Rizal University last Thursday, 115-110, in double overtime, the Chiefs hope to inflict more misery on a shorthanded Mapua squad at 2 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: All you need to know about the continental multi-sport event

first_imgThe biggest multi-sport game after the Olympics, the Asian Games is the most prestigious event organised by the Olympic Council of Asia.When will the Asian Games be held?The 18th edition of the Asian Games, also known as Asiad, will be held in Jakarta-Palembang; starting from August 18, 2018, and will go on till September 2, 2018.This year, 45 nations will be participating in the Asian GamesA total number of 462 medal sets will be awarded across 47 sports Google Doodle celebrates Asian Games 2018Asian Games 2018 mascotsThis year, there are going to be three different animals as the official game’s mascotsEach of these animals represent an aspect of the sport’s competition such as strategy, speed and power1. Bhin Bhin is a bird of paradise (Paradisaea Apoda) that represents strategy. 2. Atung is a Bawean deer (Hyelaphus Kuhlii) that represents speed. 3. Kaka is a single-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus) that represents strength. Asian Games 2018: LogoThis year’s logo themed ‘Energy of Asia’ depicts an aerial view of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, which was built when Jakarta hosted the 1962 Asian Games. Asian Games 2018 official logo.Opening and closing ceremonies 2018The opening and closing ceremonies of the Asian Games will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. Venue of the Asian Games 2018: Gelora Bung stadium, Jakarta.The ceremony stage will showcase a towering mountain as its background, accompanied by unique plants and flowers.Official theme song of the Asian Games this yearThe Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) released an official music album of the 2018 Asian Games titled ‘Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia’.advertisementAlso read: Career in Sports: Pro talk with Sangram SinghGoogle Doodle is celebrating Asian Games 2018Google Doodle is honouring the start of the Asian Games this year with artworks showing four sporting events: Google Doodle celebrates Asian Games 2018 Who proposed the idea of Asian Games?Professor GD Sondhi, a sports administrator from Lahore proposed the idea of Asian games to 25 attending countries during the Asian Relations Conference in New Delhi held by Jawaharlal Nehru.Sondhi was also a member of the International Olympic CommitteeDuring the 1948 London Olympics, Sondhi pitched the idea of an Asian games federation to 13 Asian countriesIt was then decided that the games would be held once in every four years, with the first one in taking place IndiaWhen was the first Asian Games held?The first Asian Games was held from March 4 to March 11, 1951 in Delhi, IndiaRajendra Prasad, the first President of India, inaugurated the iconic event at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru taking the salute during the Closing Ceremony of the first Asian Games, 1951. (Image: Olympic Council Of Asia)Athletes from 11 nations participated in the games, featuring six sports branches; football, athletics, basketball cycling, aquatics, football and weightlifting.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.last_img read more

Australia would be ‘worst blokes in the world’ if they celebrated like Kohli, says Langer

first_imgAdelaide, Dec 8 (PTI) Australian coach Justin Langer says if his players were to celebrate wickets like Indian captain Virat Kohli does, they would now be seen as “the worst blokes in the world”. Langer also took umbrage at Sachin Tendulkar’s “defensive mindset” tweet following Australia’s slow batting on the second day of the opening Test against India. Kohli was his usual animated self on Friday, celebrating Australian wickets with gusto. Langer said he “loved seeing that passion” but felt Australia players would be judged differently if they did the same. “He’s (Kohli) a superstar of the game and he’s the captain. We’ve talked for as long as I can remember in Australian cricket teams that you want to keep the opposition captain down as much as possible. You love seeing that passion in sport,” Langer told Fox Cricket. “Mind you I think if we did that at the moment we’d be the worst blokes in the world. It’s a fine line isn’t it? “That’s the truth of it, but I love seeing the passion, that is great passion. But as I said there’s a fine line.” The head coach did concede the team was playing to a different standard of scrutiny, a fallout of the ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa in March. Earlier, Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle, “TeamIndia should make the most of this situation and not lose their grip. The defensive mindset by the Australian batsmen at home is something I’ve not seen before in my experience.”advertisement The legendary batsman’s comment did not go well with Langer, who defended his inexperienced batting line-up’s approach. “The teams that Sachin would have played against started with Allan Border and David Boon, and Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh, and Ricky Ponting,” Langer told Fox Cricket. “Guys that had great Test match experience and they knew their game, were comfortable in their own skin and they knew what to expect. “Whereas we’ve got a team at the moment who are very inexperienced in Test match cricket, particularly our batting side.” Tendulkar, who played his first match against Australia in 1991, and his last in 2013, faced a different era of Australian cricket compared to the current side that is rebuilding in the wake of the ball-tampering fiasco. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

Premier Reflects on the 71st Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

first_imgThe Province of Nova Scotia today, May 4, honours the role of Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War. “The Government of Nova Scotia joins with the Canadian Armed Forces in marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister responsible for Military Relations. “Canada enjoys a unique and special bond with the Netherlands that was forged as a result of Canadian forces participating in liberating the people of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in the final months of World War II.” More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen lost their lives fighting in the Netherlands under some of the most challenging wartime conditions. Canadians were greeted as heroes when they liberated towns and cities and saved millions from sickness and starvation. “Many Nova Scotians paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom and peace in the fierce battles to liberate Holland,” said Premier McNeil. “The bonds of friendship forged at that time still exist to this day and this is something that we should all be proud of.” A wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the role of Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands takes place today at 3:45 p.m. at the Dutch Memorial in front of Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd., Halifax.last_img read more

After Azad Left leaders Yechury and Raja not allowed to enter Kashmir

first_imgNew Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yecury and CPI chief D Raja were not allowed to enter Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and were sent back from Srinagar airport after a brief detention, party sources said.The Left leaders had gone to Srinagar to meet CPI(M) leader Md Tarigami and other party colleagues. “They showed us a legal order which did not allow any entry into Srinagar. It stated that even escorted movement int the city was not permitted due to security reasons. We are still trying to negotiate with them,” Yechury told PTI over phone. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Later, party sources said they have been sent back to Delhi. Yechury and CPI general secretary Raja had written to Satya Pal Malik on Thursday informing him of their visit and requesting him to facilitate their entry. “Both of us had written to the J&K governor requesting him that there should be no hurdles for our visit… despite that we have been detained. I wanted to meet my ailing colleague and our comrades who are here,” Yechury said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn a statement issued by the CPI(M) politburo, the party hit out at the government over the detention, saying it was an “anti-democratic” act, which showed the ruling BJP’s “authoritarian face”. “The politburo calls upon the people to protest this anti-democratic act of the BJP government,” the statement said. The CPI in its statements said that detention was “despicable”. “PM Narendra Modi yesterday in his broadcast to the nation claimed that there is normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir and people are happy with the decision of abolition of article 370 and 35A. “If it is true then why national leaders are not allowed meeting people of Jammu and Kashmir. The whole Jammu & Kashmir is under seize with tens of thousands of security forces and they are parading in the streets of towns, villages and undemocratic curfew is in existence. This reflects the reality,” the party said in a statement. Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad was also stopped at Srinagar airport and sent back on Thursday. Azad, the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, had come to Srinagar to meet with Congress leaders. Some 400 political leaders, including former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, are in custody as the government tries to avoid protests or rallies. Malik on Thursday assured that restrictions would be softened for Friday prayers and Eid festival next week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the nation on his Kashmir decisions on Thursday, said the government would ensure that people didn’t face any difficulties during Eid-ul-Adha celebrations on Monday.last_img read more

First Nations woman killed by train in Toronto was a witness in

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsA First Nation woman who was struck and killed by a freight train in Toronto Tuesday night was also a witness in a murder investigation and had allegedly been receiving death threats about testifying according to people close to her.Terra Gardner is believed to have been hit on the tracks near Young Street and Summerhill Avenue at about 10:25 p.m. close to a popular spot where people are known to drink by the tracks. Two other people are believed to have been with her at the time of her death.Gardner had been receiving death threats and was being called a rat for providing information in the Toronto homicide of First Nations man Leo Buswa in 2010.Buswa was beaten Aug. 29 that year and died a month later in hospital.Last month Gardner testified at the preliminary trial of Blake Paul, of Moose Factory, Ont., who is accused of second-degree murder. Paul was arrested in 2012 in Cape Breton, N.S.Gardner apparently was reluctant to testify and she was warned by officials that if she didn’t testify she would be held in custody until the trial, scheduled for later this year, according to Doug Johnson Hatlem, a street pastor with Sanctuary, an organization in Toronto that helps struggling people.“They did not give her adequate protection for testifying…in a major murder trial where she is being called a rat and being threatened and we had to literally beg to get her a second night in a hotel and she was testifying for five straight days,” said Johnson Hatlem. “They just wanted to give her the first night. She’s homeless. She’s vulnerable.”It’s not immediately known if Gardner’s death is being treated as suspicious by Toronto police but it’s leaving some to question the timing of the death.“That’s a potential,” said Johnson Hatlem. “It also could have been an accident. We don’t know that yet but given the circumstances if this isn’t treated at least a little bit suspicious it’s going to be really, really maddening.”Originally from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, located 40 km east of Fort Frances, Ont., Gardner was living in Toronto. She often went to Sanctuary for help.On her Facebook page dozens of people expressed sorrow upon learning of her death.“I just don’t want to believe it’s true and then I keep seeing everyone post about you being gone,” said one person. “The waves of sorrow are small right now but, I can feel them growing and it hurts more and more when I think I wont be able to walk do the street and see that beautiful smile of yours or get one of those super awesome hugs.”Police said they couldn’t release any information.kjackson@aptn.caTwitter: @afixedaddresslast_img read more

Stormy Daniels NCAA propel 60 Minutes to top of ratings

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – CBS’ “60 Minutes” proved it still has the moves in its 50th year to dominate the ratings.The news magazine’s interview with Stormy Daniels was the most-watched program for the week of March 19 with 22.1 million viewers. The adult film star is alleging a 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump, which the president has denied.Sunday’s “60 Minutes” audience was nearly double the 11 million viewers the show has been averaging this season. It gave the program its best showing since 2008, when 25 million tuned in to see President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.Daniels was a big draw, but “60 Minutes” also got a March Madness boost from the NCAA Duke-Kansas contest that preceded it and sent the Kansas Jayhawks to the Final Four.last_img read more

Cong names candidates for 3 West Bengal assembly seats

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Thursday named three candidates for three assembly seats in West Bengal where bypoll will be held on May 19. The Congress has fielded Alhaj Muzaffar Hussain from Islampur, Rejina Murmu from Habilpur (ST) and Khwaja Ahmed Hussain from Bhatpara. Bypoll to five assembly constituencies of West Bengal will be held on May 19 and votes there will be counted along with those of all Lok Sabha seats, the Election Commission had said. The five assembly seats – Darjeeling, Islampur, Kandi, Habibpur (ST) and Bhatpara – fell vacant after the sitting MLAs resigned following their nomination to contest Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Climate of mistrust threatening Nepals peace process says top UN envoy

“This is a volatile moment in Nepal’s peace process,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Representative Karin Landgren told a meeting of the Security Council, adding that the current political crisis reflects a “serious deficit of trust among the principal political actors.”Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (“Prachanda”), who leads the Maoist Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-M), tendered his resignation yesterday after the Chief of Army Staff – who the Prime Minister fired on Sunday – was reinstated.Ms. Landgren recalled the “significant” progress made in Nepal, including the successful conduct of elections, the ongoing work of the Constituent Assembly, and the declaration of a republic which brought a peaceful end to the monarchy. At the same time, she expressed concern that the latest developments will “divert already limited attention” being paid to unfulfilled commitments of the peace agreements that ended the country’s decade-long armed conflict in 2006. Chief among these is the drafting of a constitution and the integration or rehabilitation of Maoist army personnel. “Unfulfilled commitments are the Achilles’ heel of the peace process, and threaten the peace dividend that the people of Nepal expect and so richly deserve,” she said.The Representative noted that recent developments have “serious implications for the functioning of government and for the nature of the State to be shaped by Nepal’s next constitution. “In the short term, there is a risk of paralysis with possibly protracted negotiations on forming a new government, and a stalling of preparations for the discharge of the disqualified and integration and rehabilitation of verified Maoist army personnel,” she said.The Maoists hold 40 per cent of the seats in the Constituent Assembly, more than twice the number of any other party, and the constitution cannot be completed without their support, she noted. “The peace process which Nepal has driven forward since 2005 has been remarkable, and the events of 2008 of historic magnitude,” she said. “The parties should urgently take steps to rebuild trust and work together in the spirit of compromise and consensus needed to protect the achievements and ensure further progress in the coming weeks and months. “The next key steps – addressing the future of the Maoist army personnel, and drafting the new constitution – will be extremely difficult to achieve without a greater degree of political cooperation, and a common vision,” she added.The Security Council today voiced its concern about the current political crisis. In a statement read out by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of Russia, which holds the 15-member body’s presidency for May, the Council underscored “the urgent need for the Government of Nepal and all political parties to continue to work together in the spirit of compromise.”Also today, Mr. Ban reiterated his serious concern about the political situation in the country during his monthly news conference in New York. “I call for dialogue and consensus to preserve and enhance the gains made from the peace process,” he told reporters. 5 May 2009All parties in Nepal must work urgently to rebuild trust and achieve consensus, the top United Nations official in the country said today, warning that the crisis sparked by the Prime Minister’s resignation threatens the gains made so far in the peace process. read more

Prevention the best bet against workplace hazards UN labour chief stresses

Work days lost, medical treatment required and cash benefits paid out due to workplace accidents or related injuries account for some 4 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), said Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in a message marking the Day. This exceeds the total value of stimulus packages rolled out during the economic crisis, he emphasized. “We are still dealing with the consequences of workplace hazards of the past,” Mr. Somavia noted, with 2.3 million people die from work-related injuries or diseases every year. “At the same time we are confronted with new occupational safety and health challenges in a world of work undergoing rapid transformation.” He pointed out that new risks have emerged in fields such as nanotechnology application, biotechnology and chemical handling. An ageing workforce, as well as rising numbers of female, migrant and informal workers, also has implications for occupational safety and health strategies. “Another striking development is the rise in psychosocial conditions linked to new stresses and strains of work in the global economy,” the ILO head said, with the recent global downturn having taken a heavy toll on many workers. Occupational safety and health management systems must continue to be reassessed and bolstered if they are to over poor past practices, meet current challenges and anticipate future risks, he underscored. “Experience shows that prevention works for all.” 28 April 2010The head of the United Nations labour arm today called for enhanced prevention in the face of emerging risks in the workplace as he marked this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work. read more

Cheese smuggling cop resigns from Niagara police force

A Niagara Regional police officer facing multiple allegations of misconduct under the police services act has resigned from the force.Constable Scott Heron was charged with criminal offences related to the illegal importation of $143,000 worth of cheese and chicken wings into Canada in 2012 and was subsequently suspended from duty.He was convicted in 2015 and sentenced to four months in jail. Heron filed an appeal of his criminal convictions and sentence to the Ontario Court of Appeal but it was dismissed on June 1. His resignation means he is no longer subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Police Services Act.RELATED STORIESNiagara ‘Cheese Cop’ gets sentencedNiagara Police constable found guilty of smuggling read more

Iraq UN envoy welcomes latest transfer of Iranian exiles to transit centre

“I welcome the announcement that the next group of 400 residents are willing to commence the move from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya immediately after the Eid holiday,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Martin Kobler, said in a news release issued by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), which he also heads.A Muslim holiday marking the end of the month of fasting known as Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is observed on Monday in various countries around the world.In line with a memorandum of understanding signed in December by the UN and the Iraqi Government, some two-thirds of the residents, or nearly 2,000 people, have been relocated from Camp Ashraf – now known as Camp New Iraq – to a temporary transit location near Baghdad, known as Camp Hurriya, where a process to determine refugee status is being carried out by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Close to 1,300 individuals – Iranian exiles, many of whom are members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran – are still awaiting transfer from Camp Ashraf to the transit centre.“I request the Government of Iraq to be generous with regard to the humanitarian needs of the residents,” Mr. Kobler said. “I also reiterate my appeal to Member States to accept the residents for resettlement in their countries.”In addition to Mr. Kobler, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also previously urged all parties to avoid violence and work together to peacefully conclude the transfer of the remaining Iranian exiles.The UNAMI news release also noted that there has been continuous progress in efforts to improve the living conditions in Camp Hurriya.“The United Nations continues to support a peaceful solution to the issue of Camp Ashraf, continues to monitor the relocation process, and provides 24/7 monitoring in Camp Hurriya,” the Mision stated, adding that it calls upon the remaining residents of Camp Ashraf to “also start preparations for additional convoys to Campy Hurriya, in order to peacefully complete the relocation process.” read more

Mens Basketball Guard CJ Jackson overcomes early struggles against Radford to put

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorZero points, zero assists, four turnovers. Ohio State junior point guard C.J. Jackson’s statline was not good when he sat on the bench with head coach Chris Holtmann in his ear early in the first half.“At the beginning my mind was sped up a little bit,” Jackson said. “I was trying to make the home-run play and once [Holtmann] pulled me to the side he just told me to hit singles. And that’s what I tried to do once I came back in.”Jackson slowed his mind down and found his rhythm to overcome his rough start. The 6-foot-1 point guard helped lead Ohio State to an 82-72 victory against Radford at the Schottenstein Center Sunday. He finished with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Holtmann wants his point guards to be able to facilitate for others while avoiding turnovers. Jackson began the Buckeyes’ matchup with the Highlanders turning the ball over on the opening possession. Jackson proceeded to commit three more turnovers in the first seven minutes of the game before Holtmann subbed him out with 13:21 remaining in the first half.Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said he and Jackson both have to work on reducing turnovers as the team’s primary ball-handlers, but praised his teammate’s ability to respond to adversity.“Once coach pulled him out I went over to him like, ‘Look bro, there’s a lot of basketball to be played,’” Tate said. “And once he got out there and saw a couple shots going in and hit the singles like coach said, then he just took over the game — more aggressive, he found his rhythm and he made everybody around him better too.”Holtmann only sat his starting point guard for 3:18 before calling his number to check back into the game. Despite leading 15-14, the Buckeyes had already committed seven turnovers while converting on only five shot attempts.After a two-minute lull in scoring for the Buckeyes, Jackson hit a 3-pointer to give Ohio State a 18-14 lead with 15:14 remaining in the first half. Jackson’s 3-point basket sparked a 13-0 Ohio State run and the Highlanders did not come within eight points for the remainder of the game.Holtmann said Jackson has been making great strides at the point guard position and commended his coachability and willingness to improve.“I thought he responded well,” Holtmann said. “Obviously outside of his turnovers, I thought he was pretty good defensively and I thought he — he can make shots, he can really shoot the ball.”The Eastern Florida State transfer played his first season at Ohio State last year, but only started nine games, primarily serving as Jaquon Lyle’s backup. Jackson’s stats were unimpressive. He shot below 40 percent and averaged less than six points per game. However, he came on strong to finish the season, averaging 10.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game in his final seven games.After Lyle quit the team in April and transferred to New Mexico, Jackson became the sole point guard on Ohio State’s roster. In his second season at Ohio State, Jackson has been thrust into a much larger role as the team’s floor general at the Division I level. Holtmann admitted there will be some growing pains for the JUCO transfer.“He’s got a big load, right,” Holtmann said. “He’s against pressure, he’s our primary ball-handler. We’re going to live through his mistakes. I’ve been really pleased with a lot of his growth.”Jackson hopes he’ll be able to avoid early statlines like he had Sunday and find his rhythm from the opening tip. read more

IPL Sunrisers bowlers prove too much for Royals

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPL: Pant’s epic ton in vain as Sunrisers reach playoffsMay 10, 2018In “Sports”IPL: Narine, Lynn and Uthappa book KKR’s playoffs spotMay 19, 2018In “Sports”Pant lights up an epic game, Capitals progressMay 8, 2019In “latest news” Billy Stanlake stood out as much for his stature as his bowling BCCISunrisers Hyderabad 127 for 1 (Dhawan 77*, Williamson 36*) beat Rajasthan Royals 125 for 9 (Samson 49, Kaul 2-17, Shakib 2-23) by nine wickets The highest successful chase in Hyderabad over the last three seasons has been 147. Without David Warner, their highest run-getter in each of the previous three seasons, it was a brave call from new Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson to field first and his bowlers justified that call in style.Rajasthan Royals huffed and puffed to 125 for 9 and then saw Sunrisers canter home by nine wickets on the same Uppal surface where the ball appeared to be doing all sorts of tricks when they batted. Shikhar Dhawan slammed a half-century, Williamson warmed up with an attractive knock and the home fans returned home a happy lot.In his first game for the new franchise who acquired him for a steal at INR 50 lakhs (US$ 78,000 approx), Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake used his 6”7 height to generate zip and awkward bounce to bowl four impressive overs that also fetched him the big scalp of Ben Stokes for 5. Then spin twins Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan applied the brakes in the middle overs, finishing with combined figures of 3 for 46 off eight overs to derail Royals. Barring Sanju Samson’s 42-ball 49, there was little of note from the top order.In reply, Sunrisers completely took the surface out of the equation as Dhawan and Williamson’s 121-run second-wicket stand snuffed out any inkling of hope Royals may have had of salvaging the match. (Excerpt from ESPNcricinfo) read more

Verdict soon for 2013 robberymurder of MetenMeerZorg businessman

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHigh drama in Court as 7 freed of 2013 murder of young businessmanFebruary 5, 2019In “Court”Trial into 2013 robbery/murder of Meten-Meer-Zorg businessman commencesJanuary 15, 2019In “Court”Trial into 2013 Meten-meer-zorg robbery/murder continues …Prosecution star witness testifiesJanuary 22, 2019In “Court” Murdered: Zulfikar NamdarFamily members of both the deceased and the 7 accused of killing Metez-Meer-Zorg businessman Zulfikar Namdar will be on the edge of their seats as a 12-member jury is set to soon hand down its verdict in the murder trial.Allan Dorsett called “Baird”; Delwayne Croft; Esan Lawrence, called “Muscle”; Jermaine Williams, called “Yankee”; Andrew Chandler, called “Sonic”; Samuel Bacchus, called “Kirk”; and Cassandra Singh-Dorsett have all denied murdering Namdar who met his demise in September 2013 when masked gunmen stormed his parents premises asking for cash and the boss man.After the two prosecution star witnesses identified the seven accused as being part of the robbery that led to the death of Namdar, the jury will soon determine innocence or guilt.This comes after defence counsels Nigel Hughes, Adrian Thompson and George Thomas presented their cases on Wednesday morning before the 12 members that have been hearing the matter for nearly three weeks.The lawyers sought to highlight inconsistencies in the testimonies of witnesses Chris Jagdeo and self-confessed drug dealer Nick Skeete.Skeete said the attack was planned in his backyard when the male defendants were smoking cannabis while Jagdeo claims he watched the Dorsett’s baby and was there when the alleged robbers returned from the crime scene.During trial the jury heard from police that Mrs Dorsett allegedly gave the men head ties to cover their faces before the crime was committed.20-year-old, Namdar called Vickey, a father of two was shot and killed at around 20:45h on September 10, 2013 when the group invaded and robbed his father’s place of business.The gunmen further beat and robbed other family members of Namdar including his mother of $1.3M worth of jewelry and $320,000 in cash.They then quickly made good their escape.However, quick action by Police and a tip off led to the suspects all being swiftly apprehended. read more

EHF CL Round 1 – TOP 5 saves

← Previous Story ZAGREB IN SKOPJE: Last dance in old Vardar’s fortress “Kale” Next Story → Danish women’s derby: Viborg smash Midtjylland! Here are  the TOP 5 saves of the VELUX EHF Champions League ROUND 1:

New wawe in Fuchse Berlin – Richardson without Romero Igropulo and Nenadić

German side Fuchse Berlin will try to re-establish high ambitions in the next season after Erlingur Richardson overtake job from Dagur Sigurdsson. As Kasper Nielsen already left the team, the other faces who want be in the roster of the new coach from next June are Iker Romero, Konstantin Igropulo and Petar Nenadic. ← Previous Story Germany prepares for last tests before Qatar 2015! Next Story → Morten Olsen breaks nose – no World Championship for him!

France finally gets goahead for tax on high incomes

first_imgFRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS Hollande has finally got his super tax on high incomes after the country’s highest court upheld the law’s latest version.Hollande originally promised a 75 per cent tax on income over €1 million. It would have affected a tiny number of taxpayers, but it became a symbol of Hollande’s campaign promise to make France fairer for the middle class.But the constitutional council threw out that tax as unfair.Hollande’s administration rewrote the tax in the 2014 budget. It is now a 75 per cent tax paid by the employer, and doesn’t reduce employees’ earnings.The council ruled today that the tax was constitutional. In a series of rulings on the budget, it declared a change to the wealth tax that would have taxed latent revenue unconstitutional.Read: France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires > Read: French court rejects 75 per cent tax rate for millionaires >last_img read more

Sleet snow and heavy rain Status yellow weather warning for ten counties

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 4th 2017, 9:31 AM Saturday 4 Mar 2017, 9:31 AM Image: Shutterstock/Christian Mueller Share Tweet Email By Cliodhna Russell A STATUS YELLOW weather warning is in place for ten counties this morning.The rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.Met Éireann issued the warning yesterday and it will stay in place until midday today.The forecaster is advising people of extreme conditions, including sleet, snow and heavy rainfall with 30 to 40mm of rainfall expected.Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads.Read: No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies – only an eerie silence> Sleet, snow and heavy rain: Status yellow weather warning for ten counties Conditions will ease as the day goes on but drivers are being warned that surface water may be an issue on the roads. 27,972 Views 12 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Christian Mueller Short URLlast_img read more