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Posted by: | Posted on: January 20, 2020

Gayle shines in Bangladesh

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle announced his arrival in the Bangladesh Premier League like only he can, hitting a boundary-studded cameo to help propel Chittagong Vikings to a nine-wicket win over Rangpur Riders here yesterday.The left-hander blasted 40 from 26 deliveries in his first innings of the tournament as Vikings easily chased down a target of 125 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, with 24 balls to spare.Gayle, who has not played any form of international cricket in three months, dominated a 70-run opening partnership with Bangladesh stroke-maker Tamim Iqbal, whose Man-of-the-Match unbeaten 62 came from 48 balls.The 37-year-old Gayle started slowly with his first 13 deliveries yielding just seven runs, but he quickly found his strike to entertain with two fours and four sixes.He issued his first warning with back-to-back sixes in the seventh over off off-spinner Sohag Gazi and followed up with another pair of sixes in the ninth over off leg-spinner Shahid Afridi before finally succumbing to the same bowler.Earlier, Riders had scrambled to 124 for six after opting to bat first, with opener Soumya Sarkar top-scoring with 26 from 21 balls.Vikings are third in the tables on 10 points, two adrift of leaders Dhaka Dynamites and the second-place Khulna Titans, both on 12 points.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2020

After Game 1 gaffe, J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “I can’t say I was sure of anything at that point,” Smith said.All he and the Cleveland Cavaliers are sure of now is this: They’re down 1-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, with Game 2 on Sunday night and Smith knowing that he’s going to be booed, made fun of, mocked and probably worse by the crowd at Oracle Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSmith became one of the big Game 1 stories for all the wrong reasons . He grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed free throw in the final seconds of regulation with the game tied, then ran toward midcourt as if he was running out the clock and thinking Cleveland had a one-point lead. The Cavaliers wound up losing in overtime.“He probably took that loss as hard as anybody on the team,” Cavs star LeBron James said Saturday. “But one thing about J.R., he has an uncanny ability to bounce back. I think people have seen that throughout our postseason runs, where he hasn’t played well or played to his ability that he thinks he should have played, and then the next game he comes on and shoots the ball extremely well.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Smith spent Friday in his hotel room for the most part, watching the Memorial (“Tiger played really well,” Smith said), talking with Kyle Korver and visiting with his kids over FaceTime.He knows he’s a punch line. He’s been there before.“That’s pretty much who I’ve been my whole life,” said Smith, who bonded with a therapy dog earlier this season during a rough stretch. “I’ve always been the one guy who’s the butt of the jokes, or that one guy who does something crazy and everybody’s got to look at or whatever the case may be. And then I come back and be myself and play the next day. I don’t really dwell on things too much. It’s been like that my whole life. That’s what it looks like it’s going to continue to be.”The Cavs have made clear that they’re not quitting on Smith.They need him.“He’s going to start. And no, I haven’t lost confidence,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “J.R. can shake off anything, and when everybody tends to count J.R. out, that’s when he comes through. So he’s definitely going to start again. He’s a big part of what we do. That last play is over, it’s behind us and now we’ve got to move on.”A bounce-back game would be more than welcomed by Cleveland. When Smith is good, the Cavs are really good.Cleveland is 10-1 this season, including playoffs, when Smith scores more than 15 points. The Cavaliers are 19-5 when he makes more than half his shot attempts. They’re 20-9 when he makes at least three 3-pointers. Those are some of the many reasons why Lue still has confidence in him, and Smith clearly appreciates that.“I’ve been playing like dogcrap all year and he’s stuck with me,” Smith said. “So he’s one of the people who gives me the most confidence.”And he’s due, too. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations That bounce-back tendency for Smith will be tested now like perhaps never before. This wasn’t just a gaffe. This was a huge gaffe, in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the game on the line. And in the immediate aftermath, it appeared Smith said to James on the court that he thought the Cavs were leading — something he denied afterward.“I might have said that,” Smith said. “Not sure, but I might have.”To say Smith was the reason Cleveland lost Thursday night isn’t right, or fair. There’s no guarantee that Cleveland would have scored to win the game in those final seconds if Smith had done anything differently.Still, he was blamed.“I’m glad it happened to me as opposed to anybody else on my team,” Smith said. “To be in that situation is tough and it’s not a situation everybody can handle, so I’m glad it happened to me.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.Not even in Smith’s own mind.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Klay Thompson expects to play Finals Game 2 with sore ankle LATEST STORIES Smith has missed more than half his shots in eight straight games — his longest such cold streak since November. The Warriors expect that Smith and the rest of the Cavaliers will be more than ready for Game 2. And Smith said his teammates still believing in him is helping.“Everybody says it’s not just the one play or the reason why we lost,” Smith said. “Take it however you want it. My teammates have been great. Very supportive.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 14, 2020

Judges Indicted of Demeaning Lawyers

first_imgThe president of the National Bar Association (NBA) has described as “ridicules” the manner in which Judges approached lawyers in open courtroom.Cllr. Theophilus Gould claimed that it has become habitual on the part of judges to intimidate or demean lawyers in the presence of their clients and the other parties.“They sometimes respond harshly, if they wanted clarity about an issue raised by lawyers,” the Bar Association president furiously claimed on Monday, August 11.He made the allegation when he responded to Judge Johannes Zogbay Zlahn’s   address at the opening of Criminal Courts; A, B, C, D and E of Montserrado County at the Temple of Justice. Cllr.  Zlahn is the Judge of Criminal Court ‘A.”He spoke on the topic; “The Court as Administrators and Dispensers of Transparent Justice in the System of Government.”However, Cllr. Gould maintained   that the Judges’   actions were contrary to administrating and dispensing justice in the system of government. “[The practice of ridiculing lawyers] is not in the interest of justice and fair play,” Cllr. Gould declared.“The party litigant will see it as an expression of interest for the opposite side, which demonstrates that the court is not transparent in the discharging of justice. We must stop it now, if we want to administrate justice and fair play in our court system,” the NBA boss warned.“It is also wrong and unethical because the court is charged with the responsibility of administering and dispensing justice throughout the country,” he further warned.Chapter 3, Article (20) of the Liberia Constitution provides that “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, security of the person property, privilege or any other rights except as the outcome of a hearing judgment consistent with the provision laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with due process of law.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

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Posted by: | Posted on: January 10, 2020

Ingwe hit Ulinzi to claim Shield bronze

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards players celebrate Eugene Mukangula’s equalizer during the FKF Shield third and fourth play off at the Kasarani Stadium on October 20, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 – AFC Leopards wound up their season winning the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield bronze medal after beating Ulinzi Stars 5-4 on post-match penalties in the play-off at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday afternoon.The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time and AFC keeper Ezekiel Owade proved to be the match winner saving from Abdallah Hamisi in sudden death to hand Ingwe a consolation after a trouble-filled season. With the bronze AFC went home with Sh750,000 while fourth place finishers Ulinzi clinched Sh500,000.Eugene Mukangula had put Ingwe back level with a goal in the final 10 minutes after former AFC midfielder Bernard Ongoma put Ulinzi ahead with a controversial 72nd minute penalty.In the shoot-out, Ezekiel Odera scored AFC’s first before his keeper Owade saved from Daniel Waweru who had chosen to go straight through the middle.AFC Leopards striker Eugene Mukangula’s goes down under a challenge from an Ulinzi Stars player during the FKF Shield third and fourth play off at the Kasarani Stadium on October 20, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHowever, Isaac Oduro failed to maximize on the advantage seeing his penalty saved by James Saruni. From then, Mukangula, Salim Abdallah and Victor Majid scored for AFC while Ongoma, George Omondi, Oliver Rutto and Enosh Ochieng scored for Ulinzi to tie the scores at 4-4 after the first five.It went to sudden death and Whyvonne Isuza scored for AFC before Hamissi saw his kick saved by Owade.The first half didn’t provide much of action in the opening 45, the scorching mid-morning sun not making it easier for any of the two sides.In the second half though, the action pumped up with AFC having the opening chance with Edward Seda first taking a shot from range while a minute later he had a header at point blank go inches over.On the other end, Nandwa threatened also with a header from the edge of the box but it went inches over the bar.The soldiers broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute from a controversial penalty after Nandwa was brought down inside the box by Oduro who seemed to have won the ball in a 50-50 challenge.But Ingwe equalized less than 10 minutes later when Mukangula struck a low shot from the edge of the box, going through a forest of legs before landing in the bottom left of Saruni’s goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 28, 2019

Seize the moment; it might last even longer

first_imgEven before this NBA season began, many so-called experts had already decided the Los Angeles Lakers fate. At best, perhaps they will find a way to sneak into the playoffs as an eighth seed, they surmised. With a first round exit guaranteed, why even bother trying to make the post-season? Wouldn’t a lottery draft pick be more beneficial for the future? Three months later, the Lakers sit in the seventh spot of the Western Conference. Arguably, not much better off than those ”experts” prognosticated. Or so it may appear. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, Los Angeles is in a perfect position to make a run deep into the play-offs. For those of you who are still with me, digest this. First, let’s establish that finishing in the sixth spot is paramount. That would ensure a first-round match up with the winner of the weak Northwest Division, currently led by Denver (25-23). The Lakers (24-21) would actually be leading that division and would probably be the favorite over the Nuggets in a best-of-7 series. In order to capture the sixth spot, Los Angeles will have to overtake the Memphis Grizzlies (26-19) now two games ahead of them. The Lakers play 21 of their remaining 37 games at home with only half of the road games against teams with winning records. Conversely, Memphis has lost seven of their last ten and are about to embark on a six game West Coast trip. Look for the Lakers to pass the Grizzlies by the end of that trip. By finishing in that sixth spot and advancing, the Lakers also avoid the number one seed in the next round. All of a sudden, you find yourself in the Conference semi-finals! And please look now, that opponent might be your cross-town rival Clippers, who are just one game behind Phoenix in the loss column for the Pacific Division lead and second playoff seed. This potential path eerily resembles the Seattle Seahawks regular season and playoff schedule, and look where they are now. So as you might gather, the feeling here is that any talk of playing the rest of the season for a lottery pick is absurd! Especially from a draft that will lack the depth of talent of past years due to the new NBA age-limit. Hey Lakers, seize the moment and the opportunity. It could last until June. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

Posted by: | Posted on: December 28, 2019

Colliding values

first_imgAccidents happen. It’s a fact of life and, sometimes, a fact of death. What doesn’t need to happen, however, is for motorists to run away from their accidents. But that’s what’s happening all too often in the San Fernando Valley. According to police statistics, there were 8,325 hit-and-run collisions reported in the Valley in 2005. That’s a tremendous number of people not willing to accept the responsibility for the mayhem, injury and even death they cause. Something’s very wrong with the state of our public health that this type of cowardly act occurs in the thousands among otherwise law-abiding citizens. Police suspect that the majority of hit-and-run drivers are unlicensed or drunk. Neither explanation provides much in the way of consolation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

Posted by: | Posted on: December 28, 2019

Power charge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event What they don’t mention, of course, is the outrageous salaries and benefits they pay DWP workers, nearly all of whom – even managers – are in the union. It was little more than six months ago that officials signed off on another round of massive pay hikes – as high as 28 percent – for DWP employees, a move approved by the City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. For DWP workers, who are already paid wages 20 percent or more higher than other city employees doing comparable work, the deal was just icing on the cake. The cost – between $70 million and $130 million over five years – of course, will be borne by ratepayers. And what do you know, that’s about how much the proposed electricity-rate hike would generate at a rate of $25 million a year. This at a department that blows $51 million a year in overtime. A department that has thousands of acres of property that it can barely even account for. That just lost millions on a bogus loan to a Hawaiian scooter company. You know, a department with no fat. “I don’t believe there’s fat.” So says Ron Deaton, general manager of one of the fattest public entities in a city filled with bloated bureaucracies, the Department of Water and Power. The absence of fat is, presumably, why Deaton thinks the DWP needs to seek a surcharge on electric rates for all its customers. And that’s on top of the 7.4 percent water-rate hike the DWP is also pursuing. But rest assured, officials tell us, the DWP isn’t really gouging its customers. They point to a host of other expenses to justify the rate hike, such as an increase in the cost of natural gas, water-quality and infrastructure improvements, and Owens Valley dust-mitigation and environmental-restoration work. Clearly, DWP leadership is out of touch with reality. And that means it’s up to Villaraigosa to bring them down to Earth by demanding some accountability, increased efficiency, and an end to all these proposed rate hikes.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

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019


first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels NewsSeniors:After a 2 year absence the London senior championship cup is back in Greenford following an almighty battle against Fulham Irish last Sunday at Ruislip.  Fulham started the brighter with an early goal but we pegged our way back and finished the half ahead after a converted Cathal Magee penalty.Both sides had opportunities in the 2nd half to add goals but good goalkeeping and poor finishing kept us biting our finger nails until the final whistle.So it’s title number 15 (14 since 1990) and a satisfying result for this bunch of players who lost out by a point in last years final.Man of the match award went to Mark Gottsche with other excellent performances from Brian Collins, Brian Ross and Joe Feeney. TCG 1-12 Fulham Irish 1-9 Juniors:The Junior team were given a walkover last weekend against Round Towers in the Home Grown competition.Ladies:Well done to our ladies team who beat Saint Colmkille last Saturday in the Junior championship at Greenford, Shaun Campbell and Conor Connelly have the girls in tip top condition.Anniversary Mass: Their will be an anniversary mass for our late Vice President James Callaghan this Saturday in the visitation church in Greenford at 7pm.Gabriel Donohoe:Long serving member Gabriel Donohoe RIP who passed away in June will have his ashes spread over our grounds on Sunday 28th September. More details to follow nearer to the time.Fixtures: Not even a week will pass and we have to face Fulham all over again, this Saturday we clash in the Div1 league final at Ruislip 4.30pm.Juniors v Eir Og in Malarkey cup at Greenford 6pm.Vintage Day:Many thanks to all of our club members who helped out on Sunday at the London Irish Vintage day on what was another super occasion.Well done to Brendan, Maureen and the committee.Lottery:Results for 28/08/14 Jackpot £2,700Numbers drawn 3-6-12-15 No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners Seamus Carr, Colm Tully, Tom Stokes c/o Three Wishes, Barry Delargy, Belfast.This weeks jackpot stands at £2,750. Draw takes place on Thursday in clubhouse.Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comAll-Ireland:Well done to Donegal who threw the form book out the window to beat the Dubs and book their place in the All a Ireland final in three weeks time.GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS RECAPTURE LONDON SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:GAANoticesSportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019


first_imgFormer Kerry GAA legend and RTE pundit Pat Spillane says whoever fills the vacancy left by the departure of Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager will feel like David Moyes.Moyes replaced Alex Ferguson when he departed from Old Trafford after twenty-five years in May 2013, but the post proved to be a poison chalice for Moyes who was sacked just ten months into the job.Spillane feels the Donegal job is similarly difficult due to the remarkable success of McGuinness in just four-years at the helm. McGuinness is a messianic figure among Donegal GAA supporters, and leaves big shoes to fill following his departure on Friday night.For a county starved of success, McGuinness overseen was the most successful period in the history of Donegal GAA.He landed three Ulster titles in four years, two All-Ireland final appearances, winning one in 2012, and won a staggering twenty out of twenty four championship matches.It’s certainly a hard act to follow, and Spillane likens it to the challenge presented for Moyes when he replaced Alex Ferguson. Spillane said, “Who are Donegal going to get to replace McGuiness? And who in their right mind would take it on, for that man will surely feel like David Moyes going in after Alex Ferguson.“After dealing with such a charismatic manager like McGuinness, who took them all the way, will the players lift themselves for the new boss?“It would be far better to take over in 2017, I say, when Murphy, McBrearty, MacNiallais and the McHugh brothers still in their prime, and those minors will have matured.While Spillane was a strong opponent of Donegal’s style of play under McGuinness, he did concede he was a supremely gifted coach and admitted his achievements were very impressive during his tenure as manager.Spillane said, “He leaves Gaelic Football as one of its finest managers. That’s not me being smart, I don’t like the way he wanted to play the game, but I recognise the job he did. “Remember on the morning of that first meeting in Downings, one newspaper had ranked Donegal as the 19th best team in the country, less than two years later they were No.1.“There’s a lesson there for lowly counties who think they can’t win anything. Yes you can, to paraphrase Barack Obama, and Jim McGuinness proved it!!SPILLANE – “NEW DONEGAL BOSS WILL FEEL LIKE DAVID MOYES” was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:David MoyesdonegalGAAJim McGuinnessManagementPat SpillaneVacancylast_img read more