Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar terms the current Indian pace attack as “the most complete”

first_imgAdvertisement afrfhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsas2vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E41pd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bavbtkzWould you ever consider trying this?😱637Can your students do this? 🌚jg0pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: telenganatoday.comAdvertisement Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was all praises for the Indian fast bowling unit currently touring Ireland and England.Advertisement The Master Blaster revealed that the variety of the attack is what makes it complete. Tendulkar also added:“This is the most complete fast-bowling attack that India have had in many many years. In my assessment, this attack would go as one of the best,”Advertisement The pace attack comprising of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav are known for their swing, bounce, skiddiness, and pace respectively. The versatile attack would prove beneficial in England, where the conditions usually favor the pacers.Tendulkar also praised the balance in the squad which is brought by the batting abilities of Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Here’s what the former cricketer had to say:“It’s good to have batsmen who can bowl four-five overs but even better if we have bowlers who can score those crucial runs. The kind of contributions that can help you move forward.Read Also:India vs Ireland: Injury scare for India as Washington Sundar limps out of trainingFIFA World Cup 2018: Action & Drama As La Albiceleste Makes It To The Last Sixteen Advertisementlast_img read more

All game some, some gave all

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT IT’S almost unimaginable – four brothers, all in the prime of their lives, fighting for their country…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

PH women’s volley squad still not intact for GP

first_imgNegros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) is hoping that it can have a complete national team when it sees action in the second leg of the Asean Grand Prix to be held in Laguna from Oct. 4-6.Several stars coming from the Premier Volleyball league, counting top draw Alyssa Valdez, will be playing for their club teams on Oct. 5 in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENT Jia Morado and Maddie Madayag will also be down south that day and are vital cogs of the national squad.Valdez and Morado play for Creamline, which will clash with Madayag’s Choco Mucho on that day. PetroGazz and PacificTown-Army collide on the same day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4PacificTown-Army’s Jovelyn Gonzaga is also included in the national squad although she is expected to suit up for the Philippine team in the four-nation meet.She also plays for Cignal HD in Philippine Superliga, which will halt its ongoing Invitational Conference in the weekend of the Asean GP. LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines finished third in the first leg recently held in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.This team is being prepared to the fullest to medal in the Southeast Asian Games that the country will host later this year and the second leg of the Asean GP will be its final tuneup tournament before the biennial conclave.The LVPI has also sought the permission of Rebisco, owners of Creamline and Choco Mucho teams, to allow at least Morado and Madayag with Valdez recovering from an ankle injury.The two were able to compete in the first leg while Valdez was recuperating from right ankle sprain she suffered just before the team left for Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Imagescenter_img Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ ‘No hard feelings’ for Ricci Rivero after getting showered with boos in win over La Salle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View commentslast_img read more

A ‘dark day’ has arrived in Guyana compliments of President Granger

first_imgDear Editor,October 19, 2017 was a day of infamy in the annals of Guyana’s history.  It follows that game plan of a previous such declaration made on December 14, 1974.  In 1974, the then political dictator Forbes Burnham formally declared that the role of the PNC party was unapologetically “paramountcy over the Government, which is merely one of its executive arms”.That one senseless and selfish declaration created more than a decade of economic, social and political chaos for all Guyanese, including the Burnham family. Are we at exactly this same point now in 2017?  Is a burgeoning dictator, Mr David Arthur Granger, trying to reinvent those 1974 attitudes? Are the decisions made in Congress Place more important than the welfare of the State today, so much so that the State is merely an executive arm of the PNC?  But what about the voices of what is left of the AFC and WPA?This dastardly act from the Granger regime was pre-planned from weeks ago, and thus the act of asking for more names was just a charade.  But the charade was an act of gross indecency and slyness on the part of the players who were asking for more names.I must recognise the willingness of the PPP to submit new names in order to subscribe to the principle of democracy.I was particularly excited at the inclusion of the name Lawrence Latchmansingh, who has been a UN man most of his life, exclusively working around the world in the area of elections management, conflict resolution, and peace-building and so on.  Mr. Latchmansingh is as bipartisan and fair-minded as you can get in Guyana.My second choice was, of course, the very experienced Major General (Rtd) Joe Singh who already served in the role, and thus would have jumped right in and delivered the local government elections in short order.  I can find no living judge in Guyana who can do a better job at elections management than these two gentlemen; none whatsoever.So a grave injustice has been imposed on the nation by a very unfit and improper Mr. Granger.In light of such grave unrighteousness, we must not roll over and run, but strengthen our resolve for the fight back.  The Granger regime has made its move, but it was not a surprise offensive against the Guyanese people.  Many knew this was what was going to happen because the nature of the beast is the same old PNC. I was surprised because I was expecting some level of decency from Mr. Granger, but I was wrong.This unilateral appointment of Mr. James Patterson speaks for itself. The people of Guyana have already formed their opinion; and, over the coming days, thousands of others will do the same.  I am convinced that the overwhelming majority of my nation would understand the very existence of the nation is at risk just like it was after that Sophia Declaration in 1974.  We must have no doubt about it: there is, around Mr. Granger, a small cabal that is committed to a programme of putting Guyana firmly on a slippery slope to another period of dictatorship.  Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!It shall not happen, because sons of Guyana like me will not let it happen; and we have so many more tools at our disposal today compared to our foreparents in 1974.  Just look at the shellacking social media is giving the unfit and improper Granger regime these days.Now fully aware of this reality, the time is now when we all must band together for a collective fight-back.  This is not a PPP vs. PNC struggle; this is a battle between righteous Guyana vs. an unrighteous Guyana. This is a battle for the souls of a people who are overwhelmingly supporters of the rule of law and good governance. This struggle had nothing to do with race, religion, ethnicity or gender; it has everything to do with the principle of putting Guyana back on the path that adheres to transparency in public action and public decency in decision-making.In that regard, I call on all Guyanese to individually — in their own little way — commence a period of non-cooperation with this Granger dictatorship, just like Gandhi and Mandela did; peaceful but firm.  The collective fight-back has to start now.We in the main diaspora centers have a big job to sensitise our Senators and House Members (Washington DC), Members of Parliament (Ottawa and London) of the plight of the people who are in the trenches of Guyana.  This is a partnership between the locals and the diaspora that is designed to connect and serve the people of Guyana.A ‘dark day’ has arrived in Guyana, compliments of Mr. David Arthur Granger.  But do not despair, collectively we can overcome this evil.  Individually we all must light a candle, a diya and a lamp for democracy in our minds by systematically rejecting this Granger regime at every opportune moment.The first thing that is critical is that the business community and the workers’ unions must call for a national day of rest all across Guyana. It can be done; it must be done; it shall be done!Regards,Sase Singhlast_img read more

Guyana’s political culture is not evolving fast enough

first_imgDear Editor,What we are dealing with here is a political culture that has been developed over 50 years of the PPP and PNC fighting each other. Both sides believe that they are right and only they have the solutions to Guyana’s problems.Some would advocate that we need to rid ourselves of both the PPP and PNC to move forward, which is wishful thinking.People in society are not listening to what is being said; they are just listening to what their side says without trying to understand the point-of-views being expressed by others.You need to get the PPP and PNC to reconcile their differences and work for the betterment of all Guyanese. The alternative is a permanent divorce.Until someone comes along who can make a greater impact on the political scene by eroding both the PPP and PNC support base then Guyanese are in for more of the same.What about the AFC? Well, the AFC was formed with the intention of breaking away from the past, to fight the racial politics. But its strategy morphed into fighting to get into power. It sided with the PNC to get power only to now find itself powerless.What needs to change?Clearly something needs to change so that every Guyanese can feel included regardless of who is in power. What needs to be changed is that the PPP and PNC needs to publicly acknowledge that they do not singularly have the solutions to all of Guyana’s problems. And, that they need the other side’s real input.This is not a proposition for shared governance, as the PPP and PNC still need to demonstrate that they can work together for the national good. Those who propose shared governance may get it only on paper.Consensus politics is about working together, building trust, mutual understanding and mutual respect.Yours Faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

Dynamic Airways’ operations under review by GCAA

first_imgDynamic Airways was ordered to submit a report to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) regarding the most recent incident in its long list of disruptions in flights which left passengers stranded for hours, for the regulation entity to consider the most effective way forward. Director General of the GCAA told a news conference on Wednesday that the entity will be reviewing the report, which is yet to be submitted, and then consider options pertaining to the operations of the controversial airline.“We have asked Dynamic to submit a report to the Authority so we can further review the operation and how we move forward from here… To give a definitive answer as to what will take place until we have a look at the report,” he explained.Holiday travel plans for hundreds of passengers in Guyana and New York were majorly disrupted as air carrier Dynamic Airways over the weekend cancelled at least two flights – one out of Guyana and the other from the John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in the United States.The cancellation even resulted in a Guyanese bride missing her wedding; however, Dynamic has since agreed to offer a free honeymoon package to the couple as compensation.The company’s local representative, Captain Gerry Gouveia had explained that there were two jumbo jet aircraft placed on stand-by by Dynamic Airways in case of an emergency with the primary aircraft.But he said a ground handling truck at the JFK Airport crashed into the airplane and damaged its engine shell, while the other aircraft had mechanical problems. In August, a Caribbean Private Sector Investment Agency – Invest Caribbean Now (ICN) – had urged the Guyana Government to launch an investigation into the services offered by the airline.In December 2014, the airline was slapped with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over one such incident. Captain Gouveia had previously explained to Guyana Times that all airlines have their challenges and that flight delays are not unique to Dynamic Airways alone.Meanwhile, in relation to the airline’s recent disturbance, Gouveia said aggrieved passengers would be compensated in accordance to the company’s legal obligations within air transport laws. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

Guyana’s unemployment will rise with Digicel’s firings

first_imgThe Caribbean territory stands to be affected as corporate telecommunications giant Digicel gears up to slash its global workforce by 25 per cent.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digicel Guyana, Kevin Kelly, could not immediately pronounce on whether or not local employees will be affected in the global cut.Kelly on Friday said Digicel will provide more information in due time.Earlier this month, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) CompanyDigicel Guyana CEO, Kevin Kellyannounced that it will be laying off some 1200 workers over the next 12 months as part of its restructuring initiative in staying competitive in the modern technological era.However, the Guyana Postal and Telecommunication Workers’ Union (GPTWU) – which represents the majority of the workers – has committed to take ‘rigid’ action to protect the interests of its members.Meanwhile, a press statement from Digicel said it will be reducing the number of its regional hubs; a move which could ultimately result in workers in Caribbean territories, including Guyana becoming redundant.According to the company, the future organisational structure will comprise a small number of regional hubs (two for the Caribbean and Central America regions and two for the Pacific region) housing back office centralised functions and delivering shared services, allowing staff in Digicel’s 31 markets to focus on sales and enhanced service delivery – and ensuring that resources and investment are prioritised to drive competition and innovation.Digicel noted that this shift will result in an approximate 25 per cent (1500) reduction of the global workforce over the next 18 months with the first step in the process being the offer of an Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme opening on March 1, 2017.These changes are all part of Digicel’s 2030 global transformation programme which promises customers a completely new communications and entertainment experience made possible by a more agile, customer-centric application of resources and investment.Digicel also announced that it has signed a global partnership agreement with ZTE – a leading global provider of integrated telecommunication solutions – for an ongoing multiyear network upgrade programme.These initiatives occur as telecoms providers across the globe move to benefit from significant technological advances and manage changing customer needs in terms of data usage and competitive threats from unregulated OTT operators.Digicel becomes one of the first communications and entertainment providers in the world to initiate a wide scale transformation agenda. The core elements of the Digicel 2030 transformation see it undertaking a complete re-design of its organisational structure; putting customers in control and making a commitment to deliver a superior superfast network experience.Over the last three years, Digicel has invested over US$1.65 billion in upgrading its networks and platforms and in rolling out fibre to the home and mobile broadband connectivity. Of particular note is the success of its fibre to the home offering with Digicel racking up 120,000 customers to date – well ahead of its business plan.last_img read more

L.A. City Hall’s newest tax-hiking scheme

first_imgThat was Los Angeles City Hall’s last proposal to come up with a tax increase without actually having a plan for how to spend it. That idea was quietly nixed – at least for now – when city officials decided to focus their energy instead on the phony phone tax that will appear on the February ballot. But that doesn’t mean City Hall has given up on pay-first, plan-later taxes. The latest comes by way of City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who’s proposing a $52 countywide parcel tax to pay for sone unspecified traffic mitigation, to be determined later. So what would L.A. residents get for this regressive tax – which would bill every mansion, every condo, every car dealership and every mom-and-pop shop the same – and net the county $1.7 billion? But given local government’s track record, there is little public appetite for a city leadership that can’t seem to make up its mind about anything – except its desire for more taxpayer money.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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“I want to see us not only build a subway to the sea,” says LaBonge, invoking a bad idea that alone would easily cost many times the amount his tax would generate “but subways from the Valley to downtown, down to San Pedro, everywhere in the city.” That’s funny. We thought there already was a subway from the downtown to North Hollywood, if not the rest of the Valley as once was promised. Still, given the exorbitant costs of subways, compared to cheaper by billions and more popular by far transit options like the Orange Line, one would think LaBonge would be more realistic. But then, if he were being realistic, he and his fellow city leaders would come up with a real plan for solving L.A.’s traffic before devising plans for seizing more money. L.A. voters are prudent and would likely accept a reasonable tax hike if it would truly make our traffic situation better. last_img read more

Tackling money matters

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “My Republican opponent is sinking large amounts of money to try and distort my record,” he said. “I’m grateful to the Democratic Party for polling this race.” Hu has said she is spending a lot of money in order to match Mendoza’s spending. About $600,000 was spent by him or on his behalf in a hotly contested June Democratic primary. However, Mendoza so far has raised $166,590 and spent $78,343 since July 1. Meanwhile, Hu has raised nearly $500,000, including $455,000 from herself, during the same period and has spent $450,000. WEIGHT LOSS: Maybe public shame does work. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Republican Grace Hu’s decision to pour her own money – $525,000 so far this year – into her campaign for state Assembly apparently has piqued the interest of state Democrat leaders. Democrats have commissioned a poll of 56th Assembly District voters. Pollsters also are seeking information on the governor’s race. Tony Mendoza, the Democratic candidate in the race, said the poll was being done in response to Hu’s large expenditures. It appears to have for West Covina Republican activist Mike Spence, who lost 391/2 pounds as a result of his campaign to lose weight and raise money for the California Republican Assembly. Spence, president of the CRA, weighed in at 304 pounds Sept. 30, the end of his campaign in which he asked people to pledge dollars per each pound lost. “I had to be healthier,” he said. “It was a good way to blackmail me. Public shame is a great motivator.” It appears his group will make about $10,000 from the effort, Spence said. Still, he might even have lost more weight, he said. “I would have lost 40 pounds if I didn’t go to the fair the day before \ and eat a fried Oreo,” he joked. Spence said he lost weight by the traditional means of more exercise and less food. “I have a personal trainer,” he said. “I stopped drinking soda and tried to eat better with less portions.” Spence said he still needs to lose even more weight, but knows it will take time. “I put it on one cheeseburger at a time,” he said. ELECTION UPDATE: Barbara Stone, professor emeritus of political science at Cal State Fullerton, will speak at the 11 a.m. Friday lunch meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m. For reservations, call Barbara Nix, (562) 696-6663. EARLY VOTING: You don’t have to wait until Election Day on Nov. 7 to vote. Voters can go to any of 17 locations across the county, including the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, where there will be voting from now until Election Day. For more information regarding touchscreen voting, call the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, (800) 815-2666. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955. 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

Atalanta vs Man City commentary: Walker ends in goal as tie is drawn

first_imgtalkSPORT will bring you full coverage of Manchester City’s clash with Atalanta tonight as the Premier League champions look to maintain their perfect record in Europe this season.City have won three from three in the Champions League this term, beating Atalanta 5-1 at the Etihad in their last Group C tie. AFP or licensors Danny Murphy says Pep Guardiola may live to regret his comments about Sadio ManeAtalanta vs Man City: What has been said?City defender John Stones believes he and his team-mates need to work hard to cover for the injured players at the club ahead of the clash with Atalanta.Stones said: “We’ve all got to step up as players, fight for our team-mates.“We need to play for the players who are injured. We need to keep working hard every day in training and setting the standard for everyone.“It’s been difficult getting injured. It was difficult because it’s me out of the team not being able to be there for the team and be selected for the manager.“I’m trying to stay as fit and healthy as I can now and get a run of games when called upon to try and do my best for the team and for myself.“I feel good again, I feel fit and I need to stay like this for as long as I can – for the rest of the season hopefully.” Aiming high Atalanta vs Man City: How to listenThe Group C clash will get under way at 8pm on Wednesday, November 6.Full commentary from the San Siro will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our coverage starting at 6pm.Ray Stubbs will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Sam Matterface and Matt Holland for live and exclusive commentary.To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT 2 click here. 2 BOOST on target 2 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Man City star Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick against Atalanta last month LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS ready? Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Atalanta tonight Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 9.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Pep Guardiola’s men have won nine of their last ten games in all competitions.Their fine form means City can secure qualification for the knockout stages of the elite tournament with victory in Italy.Can they get the job done? talkSPORT 2 will bring you all the action. Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton getty Atalanta vs Man City: Team news and line-upsCity will be without David Silva for the clash in Milan.The Spanish playmaker suffered a muscular injury in the first half of Saturday’s win over Southampton and was not included in the squad to travel to Italy.Phil Foden is suspended after his sending-off in the last game against Atalanta while Rodri, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are also out.Atalanta: Gollini, Toloi, Djimsiti, Palomino, Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Castagne, Pasalic, Gomez, Ilicic.Subs: Kjaer, Masiello, Muriel, Arana, Malinovsky, Sportiello, Barrow.Man City: Ederson, Cancelo, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Mendy, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.Subs: Doyle, Bravo, Walker, Stones, Aguero, Angelino, Garcia.Referee: Aleksei Kulbakovlast_img read more