HAPPY WITH THE EFFORT Ali was happy with the collective efforts of the middle order, especially after the collapse in Dhaka when England lost to Bangladesh. “We have changed our mentality a bit and want to spend some time on the pitch. Batting at No.5 allows me to do that. I can work on the time needed to bat and play for singles. I enjoy such situations,” said Ali. He was also full of praise for teammate Stokes, whose attacking display helped England accelerate the scoring rate. It could have an impact on the game as a wearing pitch comes into focus. Ali reached his fourth Test hundred off 195 balls. He put on 62 runs for the fifth wicket with Stokes. Mohammed Shami (2-65) then bowled Ali as he inexplicably shouldered arms to an incoming delivery. Keeper Wriddhiman Saha dropped Stokes twice off Umesh Yadav (2-112), making it five drops in this innings for India in total. The all-rounder reached his fourth test hundred off 173 balls. His stay at the crease lasted 235 deliveries, including 13 fours and a six. RAJKOT, India (AP): India’s openers Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay made a solid start to India’s first innings on day two of the first Test, reaching 63-0 at stumps in reply to England’s 537. At stumps, Vijay was on 25, while Gambhir was 28 not out. The opening duo didn’t look in any discomfort negotiating the final session of play. Seamers Stuart Broad (0-20) and Chris Woakes (0-17) shared the new ball, but spin was introduced in the sixth over as Moeen Ali (0-6) came on to bowl. Zafar Ansari (0-3) and Adil Rashid (0-8) also bowled short spells as England sought a breakthrough. England’s innings featured three centuries from Joe Root (124), Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes. Ali (117) and Stokes (128) guided England to their third-highest total in Test cricket on Indian soil. It was the first time since 2012-13 that a visiting team had crossed the 500 barrier on Indian soil. England was also the last to do it when they scored 523 runs in Kolkata.
Trail Blazers use 2nd-half charge to get past Pacers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “You’ve got some teams that are special offensively,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “That team … they’re just go-go-go. That was like a conditioning test out there. They’re using their strengths as a team. That’s the league, man.”Josh Richardson scored a career-high 31 points for Miami, which got an NBA season-high 24 rebounds from Hassan Whiteside, one shy of his career high. Whiteside also had 16 points and five blocked shots for the Heat.“We like to play at pace, but it has to be on our terms,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And that was fully on their terms.”It was tied at the half, and Sacramento ran away in the third.Hield had 14 points in the third quarter, six of them starting what became a 14-4 Kings run that gave them an 82-65 lead. Cauley-Stein added 11 in that pivotal quarter, one where the Kings put up 43 points — their best one-period total in nearly three years.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 “I was running the floor and my teammates were finding me in rhythm,” Hield said. “That was the big thing.”Goran Dragic scored 20 and Tyler Johnson had 11 for Miami, which led 28-17 after the first and was outscored by 21 the rest of the way.“The biggest part about early in the game is we didn’t go away,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.TIP-INSKings: The 43-point third was Sacramento’s highest-scoring quarter since a 44-point third on Jan. 2, 2016 against Phoenix — 880 quarters before Monday’s outburst. … This is only the second time in the last 12 years that Sacramento (4-3) has had a winning record after seven games. The Kings were 5-2 at this point in 2014-15.Heat: Miami has scored at least 90 points in each of its last 37 regular-season-games, tying the franchise record (done twice previously, most recently in the 2004-05 season). … It was the first — and last — time that Wade played in what became a home loss to Sacramento. Miami was 11-0 with him in the lineup against the Kings at home, while Chicago and Cleveland were both 1-0 in such games.NEAR AND FARSacramento shot 34 for 56 inside the paint, and 12 for 26 from 3-point range. From everywhere else, the Kings were just 2 for 15.DAILY SHOWTrevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was sitting courtside. Noah and his show are taping in Miami Beach this week, with Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter slated to be a guest on Tuesday’s broadcast — and Wade sitting down with Noah for Thursday’s show. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Willie Cauley-Stein scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Buddy Hield added 23 points and the high-octane Kings put their youthful athleticism on full display in getting past the Heat 123-113 on Monday night — putting up huge numbers even after sputtering through the first quarter.“We ain’t had this energy in a while here, so this energy is just refreshing,” Cauley-Stein said. “It’s fun to play like this, playing fast, everyone getting the touches, everybody sharing the energy. It’s just fun to play.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDe’Aaron Fox scored 20 points and Nemanja Bjelica added 19 for the Kings, who outscored Miami 77-55 in the middle two quarters and won on the Heat’s home floor for the second consecutive season.The Kings outscored Miami 68-38 in the paint, and 27-9 off turnovers. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00 is congratulated by guard Buddy Hield (24) after a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Miami. Cauley-Stein scored 26 points and Hield added 23 points as the Kings defeated the Heat 123-113. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Sacramento’s offensive approach was not exactly elaborate: Run, run, run and keep running.Once the Kings got rolling, Miami had no answers.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ UP NEXTKings: Visit Orlando on Tuesday.Heat: Visit Charlotte on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
The Pastor of the New Water in the Desert Assembly (NWIDA), Reverend Dr. Kortu K. Brown, has called on “ordinary Liberians” to stand up against dual citizenship to avoid what he called “recreating the age-old Americo-Liberian Country divide” that plunged the country into a bloody coup and a devastating civil war to undermine the country.Rev. Brown, who pastors the Apostolic Pentecostal Church (APC), was speaking last Sunday during divine thanksgiving worship service. He argued that the current dual citizenship drive is not timely nor a priority for reconstruction and development.Dr. Brown, who is also the 1st vice president of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), averred that “there are those who argue that the country will not be developed until it embraces dual citizenship.”The Pentecostal cleric, however, reminded dual citizenship advocates that statistics show that there are more than 65 countries, some very powerful in the world that do not promote dual citizenship and have considerably developed; citing China, Sweden, Japan, Cameroun, Malawi, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe, among others.The APC general overseer noted that the real challenge with the dual citizenship is “divided loyalty”.Dr. Brown argued that more influential Liberians with foreign connections have shown more loyalty to foreign states than their country of birth; saying the question of divided loyalty cannot be ignored in the current debate.“When Liberians who have resided in foreign countries are dismissed, they revert to their new country of residence where they hold greater loyalty and willingness to follow the laws of that country than their country of birth.”Furthering his argument, Dr. Brown suggested that Liberia adopt the Indian model of dual citizenship, dubbed as the “Overseas Citizens of India,” (OCI), not “Dual Citizenship.”The apostolic cleric is therefore suggesting that the country endorses a law creating the “Overseas Citizens of Liberia” for all persons of Liberian birth, provided that OCL status holders are not permitted to carry Liberian passports, vote in local elections, stand as candidates for any elected office, hold constitutional offices of President, Vice President, Lawmaker, Judge, Cabinet Minister, among others and senior level appointments in government.According to Rev. Brown’s anti-dual citizenship debate and his favored OCL suggestion, Overseas Citizens of Liberia, will be entitled to travel documents, dubbed “OCL Booklet” to enable them to freely travel to their motherland and participate in the socio-economic development of the country.The OCL Booklet holders, according to Rev. Brown’s suggestion, may own properties and engage in any lawful business of their choice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Signing bonus challenge…case adjournedA new date has been set for the court case where Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall is challenging Government’s decision to deposit the US$18 million bonus received from ExxonMobil into a private account.Nandlall was represented in the High Court by Attorneys Rajendra Jaigobin and Manoj Narayan at Tuesday’s hearing before Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George at 13:00h in chamber.Opposition Member of Parliament Anil NandlallDue to the Attorney General’s Chambers’ failure to file their affidavit of defence on time, an application for an extension was submitted. That application was heard on Tuesday and was granted by the CJ who has extended the time to March 20 to permit them to file their affidavit in defence on or before that date.The CJ has also given timelines for the parties to file the requisite documents. Nandlall has to file an affidavit in reply, on or before March 26. Thereafter, the applicant has to file the submissions before April 20 and the respondents have to file their submissions before May 11.Nandlall in his legal challenge said the deposit of the signing bonus into a private bank account is contrary to, and in violation of, the Constitution and the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (FMAA).In his application, the MP is also seeking, among other things, an order from the court directing that Finance Minister Winston Jordan transfer and deposit the bonus into the Consolidated Fund forthwith.Attorney General Basil WilliamsHe argued that Government is in breach of Section 38 of the FMAA, which provides that all public moneys raised or received by the Government shall be credited fully and promptly to the Fund.In accordance with Article 216 of the Constitution and Section 38 of the FMAA, Nandlall said the US$18 million bonus and such other sums collected by the Government under the Petroleum Agreement with ExxonMobil are public moneys and must therefore be paid into and form one consolidated fund.This legal challenge follows a lawsuit that was filed in January by Attorney Christopher Ram, on behalf of anti-corruption activist Troy Thomas who also asked the High Court to order Minister Jordan to immediately deposit the US$18 million received from ExxonMobil as a signing bonus into the Consolidated Fund, while saying his failure to do so is unlawful.When the matter was called, however, the challenge had to be retracted after Chief Justice Roxane George had ruled that the litigation’s format was flawed. It now has to be refiled and served on all parties before the court can proceed. The legal team, headed by Ram, is currently in the process of reframing the documents and plan to file a new application soon.The bonus in question was paid to the Government’s Central Bank account by US oil giant ExxonMobil in 2016. The existence of this bonus and the renegotiated oil agreement with the company was kept a secret until evidence of the transaction was leaked in December 2017.The correspondence of September 20, 2016, which was leaked to the media was addressed to the Governor of the Bank of Guyana with the subject being, “Signing bonus granted by ExxonMobil – Request to open bank account”.It showed Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry, Hector Butts, requesting that a foreign currency account be opened at the Bank in order to receive a deposit in the form of a ‘signing bonus’ to be given by the oil company.The letter stated, “This account should not be treated as part of the Bank’s reserves. Instead, the proceeds should be held in the currency of the deposit, that is, United States dollars, and invested in secured interest-bearing securities.”After mounting criticism, President David Granger defended the transaction by saying it was the thing to do at the time. He also noted that the money was placed in an escrow account, though observers have disputed this.After the fact, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman also defended the secrecy by saying the money would be used to defend Guyana’s sovereignty in the legal process.The matter has been adjourned to June 14 at 15:00h for hearing or ruling.
Liverpool target Antonio Candreva is to be offered a bumper new deal at Lazio and the captaincy to ward off any further interest.The Merseyside club, along with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, were interested in the midfielder during the summer window but the Serie A side managed to hold onto the man who scored 12 league goals for them last season.Throughout the transfer window the player’s agent Federico Pastorello admitted his player could be on the move, but no deal materialised.However, the January window is already fast approaching so Candreva will meet with President Claudio Lotito concerning a new and improved contract.The 27-year-old should see his contract extended to June 2019 with his wages rising from £1.2m-a-season to £2m, while there will also be a number of performance related bonuses – according to reports in Italy. 1 Liverpool target Antonio Candreva
France eased into the Euro 2016 semi finals, thanks largely to Olivier Giroud.The Arsenal striker scored twice in the 5-2 thrashing of Iceland in Paris but he wasn’t the only player Gooners have been lavishing praise on.Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey have both had good Euros, while some supporters ‘were in tears’ over Mesut Ozil’s display against Italy.Giroud and compatriot Laurent Koscielny will now face Ozil’s Germany in the semi-final.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from happy Arsenal fans. Arsenal fans insist their players are among the best performers at the Euros 1
Naomh Colmcille Jigs and Reels Tickets are now on SALE.Tickets will be on Sale at the Club House in Páirc Colmcille on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 8pm up until the main event on the 4th August 2012 or you can pick up tickets in Orchid Beauty main St. Newtowncunningham (Tue – Wed: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Thu – Fri: 10:00 am-8:00 pm and Sat:10:00 am-3:00 pm; Tel:+35374 91 08845 to reserve tickets. Naomh Colmcille presents a unique opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted scrap metal and clothing and help your local GAA Club. All you have to do is bring the listed items below to Gerard (Diesel) Mc Daid’s farm yard on the following dates: Saturday 7th July 2012 between 9 am and 5pm Saturday 14th July2012 between 9 am and 5pmIf you need assistance with collection/transportation of any materials please contact any of our committee below and arrangements will be made to assist you:Kieran Friel – 086 6056655All clean clothing including Household Textiles, Clothes, Shoes, Handbags, Belts, Curtains, Bed Linen as well as soft and hard back booksAnything that may contain Copper, Brass, Iron, Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Lead etc in it.e.g. Electric Cables, Washing Machines, Dishwashers, Microwaves, Tumble Dryers, Swings, Lawnmowers, Strimmers, Rakes Etc, Gardening Equipment, Car Parts, Alloy wheels (No Tyres), Car batteries, Go Carts, Trampolines, Swing Frames, Goal Posts, Steel Oil Tanks, Coal Buckets, Boilers, Steel Garden Furniture, Gas Cookers, Sheep Wire, Fencing Wire, Barrels, Wheel Barrows, old Cars, Car Doors/Bonnets etc, Corrugated Iron, Old Farm Machinery, Trailers, Hay and Silage Bailers, Ploughs, Transport Boxes, Toppers, Agitators, Slurry Tank Gates, Cement Mixers, Horse Machinery, Water Pumps, Electric Motors, Engine Parts, Milk Cans/Buckets, Milking machines, Milk Coolers and Car/Tractor/Lorrys. LOCAL NEWS: NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM COMMUNITY NOTES
Up to 150 people attended a meeting in Letterkenny last night calling for a boycott of water meters.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigThe boycott urged people not to return their agreement packs to Irish water and simply not to pay the charge.The meeting, which was held in the Station House Hotel, heard there is hug anger amongst local people who simply cannot afford the annual charge. Local Independent county councillor Miceal Mac Giolla Easbuig said the meting was very positive and people are determined not to pay the latest charge.“These were ordinary people simply trying to get by and they want the message to go to Government that they cannot pay. They simply don’t have the money.“Many of them said they had paid the property tax and the household charge but they simply cannot pay the water charge because they can’t,” he said.He added that people should not feel pressurized into paying the charge as it cannot be taken from their salary or social welfare benefits. “This is not the case despite some suggestions that it is.“Irish Water is a private company which I suspect will eventually be floated and the shares sold off.“Why should the people of Donegal and Ireland have to pay for a natural resource to make a private company even richer,” he said.The Mayor of Donegal Cllr John Campbell also addressed last night’s meeting. LETTERKENNY MEETING HEARS CALLS TO BOYCOTT WATER METERS was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigdonegalIrish Waterletterkennywater meters
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CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL Manila put highly-rated Supreme of Thailand on the edge before surrendering a four-set thriller Monday in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships.A questionable call by the referee on a Thailand hit, which swooped straight out, dampened the Filipinos’ furious surge late in the fourth frame and preserved the 25-20, 25-12, 18-25, 27-25 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes The three alternated in burning the lanes with 6-foot-5 Santiago hitting 22 points and Gonzaga moving through tight defense to score 14 markers. Marano produced 13 points on sliding attacks and blocks.PH head coach Francis Vicente lauded the team for banding together to come up with a strong performance in the face a tall odds.Diouck accounted for 28 points, while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 14 for Supreme.The Filipinos fought off two match points in a show of determination despite a handful of bad calls from the linesmen that even got the crowd at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace in uproar.The Philippines will fight for fifth place in its final two games of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lopez proud to see former teammate Blatche play for Gilas BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast It was Supreme’s fourth win in as many games in the tournament, putting the team in contention for the title that the Thais won four times before.The all-Filipino Rebisco Spikers has now lost their fourth straight game but played their best game so far in the tough tournament where the best the Filipinos could come up with is 7th place playing with imports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThat was probably was on Thai coach Nataphop Srisamutnak had in mind as he had two foreign reinforcements, American Genevieve Mann and Fatou Niane Diouck of Senegal on top of his Thai national players.After dropping the first two sets, the Thais, the most dominant in Southeast Asian nowadays, were caught off guard as Jaja Santiago, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Aby Marano delivered the telling blows for the Philippine club. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP