Record-breaking Rabada sinks England for consolation win

first_imgBy Nick SaidFast bowler Kagiso Rabada became the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a Test as he propelled his side to a consolation 280-run victory over England on the last morning of the fourth and final Test on Tuesday.South Africa needed a little more than an hour on the final day to reduce England, who won the series 2-1, from 52 for three to 101 all out with 20-year-old Rabada returning match figures of 13-159 to emphasise his rich potential.Chasing an unlikely victory target of 382 on a wearing wicket, England’s hopes of batting out the day were undone by a combination of rash stroke-making and excellent swing bowling.Rabada celebrated his ’10-for’ twice – first having Jonny Bairstow caught at slip off a no-ball and then inducing another edge from the very next delivery to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to spare his blushes.last_img read more

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Ray Allen gets no invitation to ’08 Celtics team reunion

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Both Allen and Garnett have since retired, while Pierce also revealed that this season with the Los Angeles Clippers will be his last.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celtics down Wizards in grudge match Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ray Allen. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOAlmost five years since Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics to join the Miami Heat, there’s still no love lost between him and his former comrades.Nearing the 10th anniversary of its NBA championship, the 2008 Celtics squad is gearing up for a reunion party to commemorate its glory. However, the team did not even bother to invite its former sharpshooter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I asked a couple of the guys. I got a no, a no head shake,” the team’s former point guard, Rajon Rondo, told Undefeated when asked why Allen was excluded.The feisty floor general, who now plays for the Chicago Bulls, also revealed that there are still hard feelings related to Allen’s departure prior to the 2012-2013 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnInstead of signing with the team, the 10-time All-Star opted to join then LeBron James-led Miami Heat, who was considered Boston’s biggest rival at the time.“I don’t know a good analogy to put this in. It just wasn’t the greatest separation,” Rondo explained further to Bleacher Report. “It wasn’t the greatest thing that could’ve happened to us as a team, a bond. We were at war with those guys [Miami]. To go with the enemy, that’s unheard of in sports. Well, it’s not so unheard of. It’s damn near common now,” the 31-year-old spitfire guard added.He even questioned Allen’s loyalty and allegiance to the team.“Who were you for? You didn’t bleed green. People think we had a messed-up relationship. It’s not the greatest. But it’s not just me,” he said.Allen, Rondo and future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were responsible for the greatest season turn-around in NBA history. The team went 66–16 in the regular season, capped off by the Larry O’ Brien trophy. Previously, the team won only 24 games.Meanwhile, Allen, who still holds the league’s all-time record in three pointers made, has remained estranged from Rondo, Pierce and Garnett since his departure.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardslast_img read more

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Legitimacy…

first_img…of housing developmentThey say “a new broom sweeps clean”. But like all analogies it does have its limitations – after all, they also say “an old broom knows all the corners”!! The PPP’d placed housing at the top of their agenda. Their reasoning was simple. A person with a home, not only has pride of ownership and a tangible affirmation of his being “somebody”; he also has a reason to keep a stable job to pay the mortgage!The PPP duly gave out at least 80,000+ houselots and introduced a raft of measures to assist the awardees to build their houses. Low interest rates by NBS, tax writeoffs for mortgage interests, steady economic growth ensuring jobs and income to service mortgage payments, etc. All of this ensured houses went up like mushrooms across Guyana – and helped to trigger a virtuous circle of heightened economic activity.The PPP’s latest scheme was to build 1000 “turn-key” houses that was within the budget of the poorer family. Only a couple of hundred were built before the government was changed. And here is where the new broom started to sweep all that had preceded into the garbage. The newly honoured, PNC warhorse and departing Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green was placed in charge of the CHPA and he immediately scrapped the “turn key” project and the focus on single-family houses. He would be spending billion to create duplexes, condos, and apartment buildings as the core of the PNC-led coalition’s housing drive.Not surprisingly, former Minister of Housing Irfaan Ali called the proposal “cockeyed” and not reflective of Guyanese needs and opportunities. Your Eyewitness will be blunter: the plan is plain idiocy. In a country with one of the lowest population density on planet earth, why would you want to pack poor people into cages stacked on top of each other? Haven’t we learnt anything from the experience of the “projects” in Brooklyn and the Bronx from our relatives in NY? And if the “turn-key” houses were poorly built, with our skill level, what guarantee do we have on the duplexes they’re starting with??But the mystery’s now been cleared. Junior Communities Minister Valerie Patterson, in extolling the performance of the PNC back in the day when it had promised to “Feed, Clothe and House” the nation, released some interesting facts. Said she: “It was under the PNC that communities such as Tucber, Tucville, Amelia’s Ward, North and South Ruimveldt, Festival City, Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Melanie Damishana, Stevedore Scheme, the Wismar-Rockstone Housing Project, Dazzell Housing Scheme, and many other were developed.”Did you notice the houses were only in the PNC’s strongholds?The more things change……and the popular voteBack in the 60s when Comrade Cheddi’s equivocation on the “communist question” placed his job on the line, the US and UK eased him out by supporting the PNC’s argument that the popular vote was a truer reflection of the “will of the people” than the “first-past-the-post” (FPTP) system. In the latter, whoever won the majority of constituencies won the election. But some constituencies had more voters than others and cumulatively, the number of seats won by the losing PNC was never reflected by its popular vote.So the US twisted the UK’s arms and the latter changed our system to PR and the rest is history. A very sordid history if the truth be told! Well, they do say “payback’s a bi*ch”!! And it’s payback time in the USA! Turns out the establishment’s worst nightmare, Donald Trump, won the election even though Clinton received more than two million more votes than him!!So are they going to change the “Electoral College”, which can work like the FPTP??…of the highThe Police just burnt $147 million worth of marijuana at the Princes Street incinerator. Did they figure out the reason why all of Albouystown are smiling this morning?Who said the Police aren’t humane?last_img read more

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Expensive overseas trips should be justified

first_imgDear Editor,It was reported in the news media on April 12 that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has flown to Costa Rica and was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority and the General Manager of the Guyana Marketing Corporation to discuss support for the agricultural sector in Guyana.Tourism is the main foreign exchange earner for Costa Rica with bananas, pineapples and coffee as its major agricultural crops. It has no livestock development. Guyana’s main agricultural crops are sugar and rice. Their improved productivity can only come through mechanisation, development of high yielding plants and lower labour costs. Competitiveness has to come from lower cost of production. Hence there is no commonality with respect to the agricultural sector between the two countries and, therefore it is difficult to comprehend as claimed, that the objectives of Minister Holder’s visit are to improve productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector thereby contributing to the development and well-being of the rural population since the crops grown by each country are dissimilar.Minister Holder has been in office for nearly a year, done little so far and has no comprehensive plan to develop and improve agriculture, the most important sector in Guyana. The Report on the Commission of Inquiry into the sugar industry is still under wraps without any decision taken to implement/reject the recommendations. Presently, there is drought in Regions Two and Three with no concerted effort made by the Ministry of Agriculture to provide rice farmers with some water to save their seedlings while there is flooding in parts of Region Six which has destroyed crops to be reaped because the drainage system is clogged for want of maintenance. The sugar industry is in a downward spiral with no alternative plan in sight for its rescue, particularly for Wales Estate and its impending displaced workers. The Hope Canal is still not functional as per its design requirements.President Granger should let the poor people of Guyana know why so many of his Ministers with large entourages are making frequent expensive overseas trips which the country could ill afford to achieve marginal benefits while neglecting to address the problems at home for which they were appointed to resolve. “Charity begins at home” and, therefore, our elected representatives should not be allowed to make luxurious trips abroad for questionable purposes and no clear-cut objective to benefit the country.Yours truly,Charles Sohanlast_img read more

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Keith Thurman: ‘I’m young, I definitely want to do more’

first_img“Obviously, he doesn’t think he’s done. He doesn’t like to talk about retirement. He’s going to come to dominate Keith Thurman, which is something no one’s ever done,” Thurman, who refers to himself in the third person, said in a conference call with international media.“Pacquiao’s got a lot going for him. He wants to prove his greatness, prove his legacy is one that will never be forgotten even though it cannot be forgotten win, loss, draw – it cannot be forgotten because he’s accomplished so much in this sport of boxing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThurman, who is 10 years younger, has never been stopped at 29-0 with 22 knockouts.“I’m young. I definitely want to do more and on the 20th, I’m going to show you more,” he added. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Keith Thurman works out for members of the media ahead of his fight against Manny Pacquiao on July 20th at St Pete Boxing Club on July 10, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFPHOLLYWOOD—Keith Thurman warned Manny Pacquiao about the challenge the Filipino boxing superstar is about to face when they meet in the ring eight days from now at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Pacquiao is confident about knocking out and silencing the trash-talking Thurman, but the hard-hitting American reminded the eight-division champion that what he intends to do has yet to be done.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Benefits of township living His unblemished record, however, will be put to the ultimate test against Pacquiao, who is hands down his toughest and by far most decorated opponent yet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LATEST STORIES LeBron James can’t give Anthony Davis No. 23 yet due to Nike money issues MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Van Gaal dismisses Mourinho- Utd reports

first_imgBut Van Gaal, whose contract expires next year, described reports about his position as “nonsense” and said he found it impossible to believe that United were lining up his replacement.“There has been such nonsense created about me,” said Van Gaal, whose side were due to visit Chelsea in the Premier League later on Sunday.“I don’t believe there is already a relationship between Jose Mourinho and Manchester United because I have seen what has happened here over the last two months.“It has been very difficult for me, for my wife, for my kids, for my grandchildren and for my friends to cope with that. But it is the football world these days.”United went into the weekend five points below the Champions League places in fifth place.They remain alive in the FA Cup and the Europa League, but were knocked out of the League Cup in round four and the Champions League in the group phase.Mourinho stated after being sacked by Chelsea that he would remain in England and he told the Mail on Sunday that he was eager to return to work.“I stopped when I left Chelsea in 2007, for a few months, and now is the second time I stop in 15 or 16 years, so it is not a drama. But for sure, I will be back soon,” Mourinho said.“At this moment I don’t know where football will take me, because in football you never know. But as a family, our home will be in London.“I experimented with English, Italian and Spanish football, three of the top football sides in the world (Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid). I always say I need competition. I need competition every week.“No, I am not enjoying it. I can have my family, I can have my friends, I can have my quiet life, which I also like, and I can have my football. I can have everything together and I don’t need to give up on one of them.“To be fully happy I need everything, so I go back to football. I think it’s my natural habitat. I have worked since I can remember, and as a manager since 2000.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s manager Louis van Gaal arrives ahead of the match between Newcastle United and Manchester United on January 12, 2016 (AFP Photo/Oli Scarff)LONDON, February 7 – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed reports that the club have approached Jose Mourinho about succeeding him at Old Trafford, in comments published by British newspapers on Sunday.The BBC and regional newspaper the Manchester Evening News reported on Friday that United have held preliminary talks with Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea in December.last_img read more

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Chamber of Commerce announces new board members after election

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has five new board members after an election last month.Chamber Executive Director Lilia Hansen says that a total of seven candidates put their names forward to serve on the board for the next two years, along with the eight other board members who are midway through their terms. Hansen says that a total of seven individuals put their names forward by the deadline of November 22nd. After the votes were tallied, the following five names were announced as garnering the most votes:Jesse Braun – Sun Life FinancialRamona McDonald – Complete Safety Services Inc.Nadya McLean – Home2 Suites by HiltonJulie Rogers – City of Fort St. JohnJulie Ziebart – MNPHansen says that many on the board are excited for the group of five to join them at the Chamber, and wish them well in their two-year terms.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Workshop offered on coping with grief

first_img“The workshops are held in a positive, supportive environment,” said Jim Richardson, Rose Hills’ director of community development. “They are not sales events, but an extension of our support beyond a funeral service. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of whether or not they have loved ones interred at Rose Hills.” The Bridge program joins an annual program of free community and cultural events offered by Rose Hills. For more information, call (562) 699-0921, Ext. 4509. WHITTIER – Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary will hold a free community workshop on dealing with and resolving grief, officials announced this week. The workshop, co-hosted by the Intercommunity Counseling Center of Whittier, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Rose Hills Reception Center, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road. The one-hour discussion will provide an overview of the grief process and how it is a normal part of life. In addition, information will be provided on how to care for oneself in the midst of grief, tips on how to prepare for holidays, anniversaries and other special days that can be emotionally difficult, and strategies for coping with grief. The workshop is part of Rose Hills’ Bridge program, which addresses finances, banking, insurance, estate administration, grief counseling, nutrition, exercise and similar themes that are often challenging during difficult times, through monthly workshops. 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

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Use-of-force problem

first_imgMayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he was disturbed by the images on the video. He ought to be. Police beatings of citizens have twice blown up into riots in this city. Bratton and Villaraigosa must take charge of this mess before it blows up any further and order an independent investigation. But first they need to do as civil-rights attorney Connie Rice suggests: Admit the LAPD has a use-of-force problem. Until that admission is made, there will always be another video, and the LAPD will never fully have the public’s trust or support. 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The video – which surfaced on YouTube.com three months after the incident, not through the supposed newly transparent LAPD – shows the officers had Cardenas down on the ground, one knee on his neck. Cardenas was yelling I can’t breathe and appears to be flailing out as a reaction. One of the officers calmly strikes Cardenas in the face with his fist several times.From an observer’s point of view, these are deeply disturbing images of police officers inflicting excessive force. Officers claimed that Cardenas was reaching for their gun belts and wouldn’t be still for the handcuffs, and it’s possible they did nothing wrong given the fact the video only catches 20 seconds or so of the incident. But what’s more disturbing than the actual footage is the way the video was handled by the District Attorney’s Office and LAPD. Or, rather, mishandled.This is something that officials should have recognized as a potential bomb right away and brought to the attention of the public. It’s significant that they didn’t even tell the mayor, who found out about it Thursday when everybody else did.But instead prosecutors and cops sat on story, apparently for months. That they didn’t make it public raises the suspicion that there are many more similar incidents – with or without video evidence – that are never brought to the public’s attention. Indeed, if it weren’t for the popularity of YouTube.com, the Cardenas video might never have surfaced. FIFTEEN years, countless lawsuits and one consent decree later, the Los Angeles Police Department still hasn’t absorbed the lessons of the Rodney King beating.Namely, that we are watching. Armed with video recorders, digital cameras and cell phones, the community is keeping tabs on officers, and the tradition of intimidation that once defined the department is no longer acceptable. Clearly, Hollywood Division Officers Patrick Farrell and Alexander Schlegel didn’t have that on their minds as they arrested William Cardenas on Aug. 11. The officers said they had identified Cardenas as a gang member wanted on an outstanding warrant. When they tried to detain him, he fled, then was caught.That’s when things went south.last_img read more

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Lukaku and Smalling respond to ‘Black Friday’ headline in Corriere dello Sport

first_img on target However, the editor of Corriere dello Sport’s editor has defended running the headline.In a statement on the newspaper’s website, Ivan Zazzaroni wrote: “‘Black Friday’, for those who want to understand it and can understand it, was only praising diversity, taking pride in diversity, the magnificent wealth of diversity.“If you don’t understand it, it’s because you can’t do that.“It’s an innocent article, perfectly argued by [journalist] Roberto Perrone, that has been made poisonous by those who have poison inside them.” Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The headline has attracted a lot of criticism with both Inter Milan and Roma coming out in support of their players in condemning it.But Lukaku and Smalling have released statements themselves, with Lukaku calling it ‘the dumbest of headlines.’Lukaku said: “Instead of focusing on a battle between two teams…“Corriere dello Sport comes with the most dumbest of headlines I have ever seen in my career. pic.twitter.com/ZlhQCicEmc— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) December 5, 2019 2 latest Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman stalemate Smalling and Lukaku played together at Manchester United LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship rookie error pic.twitter.com/Hq7PTbFU6V— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) December 5, 2019Meanwhile, Smalling called on the powers that be at Corriere dello Sport to take responsibility for the headline.He said: “Whilst I would have liked to spend the day focusing on the big game tomorrow, it is important that I acknowledge that what occurred this morning was wrong and highly insensitive.“I hope the editors involved in running this headline take responsibility and understand the power they possess through words, and impact those words can have.“A big shout out to AS Roma for the support!“Now let the battle commence Rom, daje Roma!”center_img 2 This headline has caused a lot of controversy appointed Both Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling have condemned the controversial ‘Black Friday’ headlines published by Corriere dello Sport.Previewing Inter vs Roma’s Serie A match on Friday night, the Italian publication used the headline ‘Black Friday’ using pictures of Lukaku and Smalling, who were team-mates at Manchester United.Lukaku joined Inter in the summer for £72million, while Smalling left Old Trafford for Rome on loan for the remainder of the season. “You guys keep fuelling the negativity and the racisme (sic) issue instead of talking about the beautiful game that’s going to be played at San Siro between two great clubs.“Education is key. You guys of Corriere dello Sport should do a better job at that…“Thanks to all the fans and other journalists to highlights for the support and let’s all look forward to tomorrow’s game.” getty images – getty update statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta last_img read more

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