India vs New Zealand 2nd Test results: Double fifties from openers help New Zealand…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@BLACKCAPS)Advertisement Team India has succumbed to another defeat in the final match of the Test series against New Zealand, as the hosts clinch a 2-0 victory. Another failure of the batting order, and Virat Kohli and his squad have suffered an embarrassing defeat in the 3rd day of the game today, winding up their lengthy tour of the Kiwis to a shameful conclusion. Bundling out the visitors by 124, New Zealand chased down the target with 7 wickets at hand today in Christchurch.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@BLACKCAPS)With Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant on strike, India resumed their score of 97 for 6 from tomorrow, but couldn’t battle it out against an overwhelming Kiwi bowling squad. Both Vihari (9) and Pant (4) saw early dismissals, and tail enders Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah had the same fate. However, Ravindra Jadeja, who set the Hagnely Oval on a frenzy after that superhuman catch yesterday, made an effort of 16, with one boundary and one over boundary, keeping his strike till the end.The Black Caps pacer duo Tim Southee and Trent Boult continued their hunt, as they picked up a total of 7 wickets. Boult dismissed Pant to make it his fourth wicket of the match, and Southee completed a triple strike, picking Vihari and Shami today.Advertisement With a target set of 132, the New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell started the chase with brilliant double fifties. Latham scored 52, including ten fours, and Blundell landed a 55, consisting of eight boundaries and a single six.The opening duo’s stunning efforts already sealed New Zealand’s victory, as even low scores from the middle order batsmen had the hosts winning the match. Skipper Kane Williamson, who’s bad form continues in the series, scored only five, equal to Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls, who both kept their strike till the end of the chase.Advertisement Umesh Yadav, who is in the squad as a replacement for Ishant Sharma, picked Latham’s wicket. Bumrah secured two wickets, dismissing Blundell and Williamson.In the post match interview, a gloomy Kohli lamented for the team not being up to the mark.“We accept it upfront and if we have to win away from home, we have to do that. No excuses, just learning moving forward. In Tests, we weren’t able to play the cricket we wanted to,” the 31 year old told reporters.While praising the bowlers who had an appreciable performance across the two Tests, Kohli stated that the batsmen didn’t do justice to their bowling counterparts.“Disappointing, have to go back to the drawing board and correct things going forward,” the Men in Blue captain concluded.Also read-Here’s how Ravindra Jadeja reacted to his gravity defying catch against New ZealandDoes Ravi Shastri need to be replaced for team India to do better in overseas conditions? Advertisementlast_img read more

Middletown Township Salutes All Veterans

first_imgPhotos by Alex Nazath MIDDLETOWN – The township’s vibrant 62nd Annual Veterans Day Parade was held Sunday, Nov. 3, starting at the Bayview School in Leonardo and winding through the “Showcase Corridor” of Campbell’s Junction before working its way back to VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth. Immediately following the parade there was a “Middletown Supports all Veterans” lunch and military display.last_img

Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ LATEST STORIES Philadelphia has been one of the teams often mentioned as a club that would pursue James this summer, and that still may be the case.Durant, James, Paul George and Chris Paul are among the biggest names hitting free agency this weekend. Teams are allowed to begin negotiating with players once 12:01 a.m. EDT Sunday arrives, though the Warriors had already said Durant would get whatever he wanted.For many teams, squeezing moves in a year where most franchises don’t have cap space will be quite an arduous process. The NBA released the official cap and tax numbers for the coming season on Saturday night — the salary cap is $101,869,000, and the tax level is $123,733,000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Durant has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal cannot become official until the league’s offseason moratorium ends on Friday. The deal comes with a player option for 2019-20, so Durant can — and likely will — become a free agent again next summer.It’s a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors. Not only do they get to keep the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals MVP, but they also get some financial flexibility in the deal.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 crownDurant will be paid about $30.5 million this coming season, about $5 million less than he could have commanded if the deal was structured differently. That savings will give Golden State options for other moves this summer, as the Warriors look to bolster their bench for a run at what could be a fourth title in a five-year span.The New York Times first reported Durant’s intention to sign the deal. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Kevin Durant is staying with the NBA champions.LeBron James might be moving much closer to them.ADVERTISEMENT So much is different for Andy Murray at Wimbledon this time In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meanwhile, James created a frenzy on Saturday without saying a word.James spent the week vacationing in Anguilla, and hopped aboard a private Gulfstream jet in the morning to fly to the Los Angeles area. By the time he arrived around midday — after his flight plan was tracked online — reporters and at least one news helicopter were waiting for the Cleveland Cavaliers star, who decided to become an unrestricted free agent and not opt-in to a $35.6 million deal for this coming season.The Lakers have long been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the NBA. But going to L.A. on Saturday doesn’t necessarily provide any hint about his team for next season, since James has homes in Southern California.But if James is going to be the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers, it’s already fairly evident that not everyone in the NBA will be thrilled by the development.“The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe’s and Magic’s team…. Process that,” Philadelphia star Joel Embiid wrote on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

Ebola Where is your stain?

first_imgOh you deadly Hemorrhagic, Ebola!           Voyaged from way Central Africa,Pour quoi tous est la?So early 10 lives your strange death had escortedFor what job done are you now hailing yourself?No matter how resolved with your plot you are against us,Very soon you no more again will toil this death bellEbola, do you even think you can quit our handshakes?Or away take our communal friendship as their myth say?Firmly our fists are fixed against you.If our medicine fails our prayer won’t doUntil no longer will your stain a soul hateFor in Him secured is our fate—-Pour quoi tous est la: In French means why are you here? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

The President’s Challenge in the Next Thousand Days

first_imgSam Jackson, one of the nation’s leading economic and political thinkers, in his Op-ed piece in yesterday’s Daily Observer, has laid out the stark challenges facing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia approaches its next transition period in 2017.  That is when Liberians are scheduled to go to the polls to elect a new President.In his brilliant piece, Mr. Jackson presented the President with two stark choices: first, “Governing as a lame duck and biding her time would be disastrous with unfathomable social consequences.”  Second, Mr. Jackson postulated (suggested): “The President must govern as though she is running for reelection.  Too much is riding on her leadership and we’ve lost too much time to Ebola and political inertia (inactivity, sluggishness).  She must turn around the negative narrative that her administration has failed.  The President needs one memorable legacy project or two that will silence her critics and make her relevant in the blunt choices for 2017.”Mr. Jackson then gave this warning:  “If the President fails to be fully engaged in development over the next two years and gets distracted by politics as usual, Liberia runs the risk of falling back into conflict.”Every Liberian should read Mr. Jackson’s analytical thesis on the way forward in Liberia.  It requires the gripping and decisive attention of not the President only, but all of us—those close to her; those far from her; those for her and those against her; and even those who characteristically sit on the fence. Each of us is called to reflect soberly on what Jackson is saying and do EVERYTHING in our power to get the President to listen actively and follow his dispassionate and erudite advice.  In doing so, she would not only save her legacy, but far more important, save her country. IT MUST NOT BE SAID THAT AFTER ELLEN, AFRICA’S FIRST ELECTED FEMALE PRESIDENT, LIBERIA SLID BACK INTO CONFLICT.That would be tragic.  It would amount to the squandering of the immense resources God has given us; and to blatant ingratitude in the face of the outpouring of help we have received from the international community.What then, must Ellen do to cause Liberians to say, “She played well her part and left Liberia better than she met it?” Her remaining time is not too short to make a big difference in one of the fundamental problems Mr. Jackson touched on: the abject poverty in which Liberians continue to live, while a tiny minority is prospering.  To deal decisively with this problem, the President must seriously tackle agriculture, the sector in which a majority of Liberians work and subsist.  She must empower our farmers with training, tools, extension services, money and access to markets.  She must find the people who can make this happen with the same passion and boldness with which she garnered support to stamp out Ebola.Secondly, Ellen must rear within herself that same level of passion and “not on my watch” sternness to crush corruption in her government.  This will permit the resources of the country to flow  freely into the areas they are most needed—education, health,  empowering Liberians in business and reaching out to the teeming masses on the streets—men, women and children—helping them to attain hope and a brighter future.Here, the President should engage her Education people, including MVTC and the Booker Washington Institute and find ways to teach these street people trades that will give them marketable skills.The President must undergo serious self examination and STRIVE to use power prudently, so that she will be remembered as a leader who was evenhanded, fair, forthright and just.  Her political base, Unity Party, is currently in disarray, and she must do everything to fix it.  Why disarray?  She is said to have personally intervened to support particular candidates against the popular will.  Also, in the mind of the public, she is perceived to be feuding with the party’s Chairman, Counselor Varney Sherman.  That could sound a death knell to party unity.  How, then, will she be remembered as a partisan who benefitted so richly from this party—two terms as President?If we can get the hydro, paved roads to Harper, Vahun and Cape Mount, mini hydros and running water throughout the country, these, too, would enrich her legacy. Nothing, however, would be able to replace the spiritual foundation of her leadership—Ellen’s soul (character) as a leader.  That, more than anything else, could smooth the transition, and determine how she will be remembered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Senatorial Aspirant Wants Capacity Building for Students

first_imgFormer Montserrado County senatorial candidate, Benjamin Sanvee, has stressed the need for more capacity building for students in Liberia.Mr. Sanvee made the call recently, when SMILE Liberia, a local non-profit organization, held a fundraiser dinner for its project titled: “Send Them to School,” which intends to provide scholarships for over 200 less fortunate children in slum communities across the country. He said it was important to help the future generation through capacity development, scholarships and mentoring, as well as serving as role models. Mr. Sanvee attributed the education problem in the country to the failure of those responsible for doing the right thing. Sanvee, who is also the Executive Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs of Liberty Party, said any society which fails to invest in its future generations, is doomed. He then admonished SMILE Liberia not to settle for the status quo, advising them to dream big, re-imagine and shape their future, and embrace the component of change. Mr. Sanvee promised to sponsor 10 students. District # 13’s Representative Saah Joseph also pledged scholarships for 200 students, while Alphanso Koffa of the Ministry of Health pledged to sponsor 15. Novafone Public Relations Officer Reindorf Haligah also promised three scholarships, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Petty crimes spiralling in Region 2

first_imgThe rearview mirrors of several vehicles were ripped out on Sunday evening during a Softball Competition that was held at the Affiance Cricket Club Ground.The vehicles were reportedly parked on the roadside, thus giving the bandits ample time and more so, access to remove the mirrors.Only last week, a rice farmer of Sparta Village, Essequibo Coast, ran into a bit of luck after residents quickly took evasive actions when they noticed an alleged bandit driving off with his tractor. As a result, the bandit abandoned the tractor and fled the scene.In addition, the bandits attempted to gain entry into Persaud’s Bakery in Coffee Grove, Essequibo Coast, but aborted their mission after neighbours raised an alarm.This publication understands that a new supermarket in Windsor Castle was also broken into and items were stolen.Lately, many petty crimes are being committed and the residents believe that if the necessary actions are not taken by the police, the crime rate in the region will escalate even further.A police source stated that some of the crimes committed were reported and some were not. As such, the police are calling on residents to fully cooperate and report any crime committed in their area.last_img read more

Expanding City Services outside our Boundaries

first_imgeps have now been taken in the City’s idea to provide city services to people outside of city boundaries. At last week’s city council meeting City Manger Diane Hunter brought forth a report on allowing residents and developers outside city boundaries access to city services. At today’s special City Council meeting, Council approved the proposal and now staff will create a draft policy. City Councilor Karen Simpson believes the proposal put forward maybe the best option. [asset|aid=83|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Karen Simpson – Best Option for expanding services_1_Pub.mp3] With today’s approval, a draft policy will now be put together and presented to the Peace River Regional District and local Developers for their input.For a look at the full report Click Here- Advertisement –last_img read more

November 28th Community Events Photos

first_imgThe Female Hockey Jamboree took place down at the North Peace Arena.       Picture: Amber DavyThe Visitors Information Center was the starting line for the Fort St. John Spirit Torch Relay.                                                                                                                Picture: Amber DavyThe Lutheran Church hosted this year’s Seniors Christmas Craft Sale and Bazaar. Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –People brought their pets to the Totem Mall to get their pictures taken with Santa. All proceeds from the pictures go to the Fort St. John SPCA.                                                               Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

Derby gets new course in Valencia

first_img“Hmmm. The heavier you are, the faster you go,” mused Sgt. Gregg Lewison, pondering Ferrone’s dilemma. After all, the captain should win her own race. Registration for the annual event opens today, with forms available at the counter of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. A maximum of 128 racers will be able to participat`e; forms and $25 race fees must be returned no later than June 7. Each racer will get a T-shirt and a trophy. After helping out with a derby at the Lancaster sheriff’s station, Ferrone thought it might be a good idea to do a similar event in Santa Clarita. It was a hunch that paid off big time. With eight cars sponsored by local businesses and built by teams of volunteers and deputies, first-year sign-ups filled immediately. Ferrone expects available racing spots to go quickly. The derby starts at 8:30 a.m. and flights of eight drivers will each get a nonelimination practice run before single-elimination races begin. The race concludes at 1:30 p.m. The Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station is located at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. (661)257-5252160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsParticipants will drive “real regulation Soap Box Derby cars” that were built by volunteers and deputies, Ferrone said. “They’re actual cars that the kids drive.” No gas or motors are involved, as the cars are gravity-powered with rudimentary steering and brakes – thus the need for a slope to give the cars some, but not too much, speed. “It’s fun when you go fast,” said Ferrone’s son, Shane, 11. “It’s best when you get faster.” He will be racing along with his 9-year-old brother, Ryan, and 10-year-old sister Amanda. A ceremonial “captain’s run” will be part of the event, but deputies might want to ride the brakes a bit when the tall and slender station commander, Capt. Patti Minutello, pulls her derby car next to theirs. VALENCIA – Expect heavy traffic June 10 on Tournament Road when 128 drivers are expected to take to the streets. Fortunately, the stretch of road between McBean Parkway and Golf View Drive will be closed and there will be plenty of cops on hand to keep drivers in line. The third annual Soap Box Derby sponsored by the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station for racers age 8 to 13 will be held in this new location, considered a little safer than previous runs in the Valencia Commerce Center. The road will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the race. “The other route was too steep,” said sheriff’s Deputy Tim Ferrone, who coordinates the race. “We didn’t have a run-out at the end, and to be safe, we need to have an up-slope to slow the cars down. We scouted out the whole city; either there was too much traffic or not enough grade. This site is perfect.” last_img