first_imgLONDON (CMC):Ex-West Indies speedster, Fidel Edwards, will undergo surgery today to deal with a broken ankle sustained here last week during a freak accident.The right-armer, who was expected to spearhead Hampshire’s attack in the English County Championship which bowled off earlier this month, broke his ankle while playing football in warm-ups ahead of the final day’s play against Yorkshire last Wednesday.He was attempting to kick the ball when his foot got stuck in the turf, causing him to fall over in pain.”Unfortunately Fidel has had a serious break and will have to undergo surgery on Tuesday,” Giles White, Hampshire’s director of cricket said.”It’s a real shame for him, he has been unbelievable since he has been with us and has become an extremely popular member of the club.”We will support him through his recovery and look forward to having him back in a Hampshire shirt as soon as possible. He is a class act and the team will miss him.”The 34-year-old Edwards was brilliant for the club in just a handful of matches towards the end of last season, snaring an amazing 45 wickets.Hampshire on Monday announced that Edwards’ former Windies teammate, Tino Best, would be brought in as cover.last_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew By his own standards, the 23-year-old Schooling was a touch slow to get off the blocks and resurface because he dived a little too deep, but once he was in motion he was unstoppable.He covered the first lap in 23.79 seconds then powered home on the last length to win in 51.04 seconds, beating the Asian Games record of 51.76 he set when winning in Incheon four years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It wasn’t his best time or even close to his biggest win. They happened simultaneously when he beat Michael Phelps to win the Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, but he’s savvy enough to know it was still another big triumph for his southeast Asian nation.“It’s all about standing up for your country and yourself and trying to get your hand on the wall first,” Schooling said. “I had some jitters before, but that’s good, it shows I’m taking nothing for granted. Every gold is special, it has its own story.” MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Once the Singapore anthem was played out over the stadium speakers, normal service resumed with Japan and China splitting the other seven gold medals decided on Wednesday.After four of the six days of swimming events, the regional rivals are locked on 14 golds apiece.After losing the 4×200-meter freestyle relay on Monday, China officials figured they couldn’t match Japan’s sprinters in the 4×100 freestyle relay so they gambled on bringing in Sun Yang, hoping he could produce something special.He was on a scheduled day off after winning the 200, 400 and 800 on the first three days and with the 1,500 still to go when he got the call around midday.He obliged, but it didn’t make any difference as Japan pulled away to win.ADVERTISEMENT Ajax and AEK win first legs in Champions League qualifiers Men’s 100m butterfly gold medalist Singapore’s Joseph Schooling, centre, stands with silver medalist China’s Li Zhuhao, left, and bronze medalist Japan’s Yuki Kobori on the podium during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)JAKARTA, Indonesia — It took a swimmer from one of the smallest countries in the region to finally end the streak of gold medals going to either China or Japan in the Asian Games pool.Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling had an emphatic victory in the men’s 100-meter butterfly final on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I swam great and we did everything we could but the Japanese sprinters are simply faster at the moment,” Sun said, “that’s a fact.”China did win the mixed relay by little more than a fingernail, giving backstroker Xu Jiayu his third gold medal in Jakarta and butterflyer Zhang Yuefi her second in a little over an hour.The Japan squad is starting to notch some big some numbers, too. Teenager Rikako Ikee won a silver in the mixed relay to take her tally to six medals for the championships and with two events to go she’s on course for a record eight.Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki, racing in the outside lane, broke the Asian Games record to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in 58.86 to collect his second gold, and Daiya Seto also picked up his second when he beat the Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino in the 400 individual medley in 4:08.79.“That’s the first time for a while I’ve put it all together like that,” Seto said. “That’s a big boost for me looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View commentslast_img read more

first_img Chris Bosh had 27 points and 12 rebounds in 45 minutes, and Jalen Rose had 18 points in 41 minutes for Toronto. Toronto’s loss was just the second by an NBA team in the 28 games held since the NBA sanctioned international competitions in 1987. The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Soviet national team 132-123 in 1988. Tests on Collier not ready: Autopsy results in the death of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier will not be available until today at the earliest. The autopsy on the 7-foot, 260-pound player has been performed but other tests are needed, a coroner said. The 28-year-old player died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing in his home, according to his father. Pistons waive Day: The Detroit Pistons waived guard Todd Day, who has played for five teams from 1992-2001 and averaged 12.3 points in his career. “To lose is unacceptable,” Toronto coach Sam Mitchell said. “To say, ‘To lose to a team like that,’ would be disrespecting them. … You have to respect what they’ve done, you’ve got to respect their effort.” Parker, who played in the NBA for Philadelphia and Orlando, finished with 24 points. Nikola Vujcic added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Maccabi. The Toronto Raptors lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv in an exhibition game Sunday, the first time an NBA team has been beaten by an international club since 1988. Despite host Toronto playing its starters most of the way, Anthony Parker’s jumper with 0.8 seconds left lifted Israel’s premier basketball team over the Raptors 105-103. center_img 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

first_img Posted: May 4, 2018 Allie Wagner Little Italy farmers market moves back to Date Street Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Allie Wagner, May 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Little Italy Mercato that happens every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is moving back to W. Date Street stretching from Front Street and Kettner Blvd. starting on Saturday, May 5.The Little Italy Mercato is the largest farmer’s market in San Diego and brings residents and visitors from all over the world out to enjoy farm fresh produce, pastured eggs, poultry, meatand fish, flowers, local artisan food, gifts and more!With over 200 tents, some of the Little Italy Mercato’s vendors include JR Organics fresh produce, Bitchin’ Sauce, Prager Brother’s artisan breads, Jackie’s Jams, Three Son’s Farm eggs and many more!The Little Italy Mercato will also celebrate its 10th Anniversary this June 9th.In honor of the anniversary, the market will offer commemorative 10th Anniversary shopping bags, t-shirts and a Homecoming-themed celebration to treat its participating farmers and vendors. last_img read more

first_imgTo help mark the 15th anniversary of her flagship Susquehanna Life magazine, publisher Erica Shames is launching a second title, Susquehanna Business Life, which is set to debut in April.According to Shames, Susquehanna Business Life is the “Inc. magazine for central Pennsylvania. We need a high quality business publication to tell the fascinating stories of the challenges businesses face and overcome, as well as provide knowledgeable how-to information to guide business owners in running and growing their businesses.”Shames expects to publish two issues of Susquehanna Business Life in 2008 (the second is set for October). The magazine will be direct mailed to 15,000 business executives around central Pennsylvania and will eventually be subscriber-based.last_img read more

first_imgAamir Khan’s daughter Ira posts adorable picture with beauVarinder Chawla/InstagramAamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan posted an adorable picture on Instagram that shows her sharing a romantic moment with her boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani. While the photo is a cute one, it is the caption that raised some concerns.The picture posted by Ira shows her beau holding her from behind, while both pose with happy faces. It is indeed a beautiful photo, but the caption appeared rather odd. She wrote, “Everything will be okay”.While a lot of her followers appreciated the picture and showered love on the couple, few of them expressed concern at the caption. They started asking Ira if she is having any issues in her relationship or otherwise.Ira had confirmed her relationship with Mishaal in June while having a chat session with followers on Instagram. When a person had asked her if she is dating someone, she had posted a picture of her and the guy in response to the query.Aamir’s doting daughter had recently set the internet on fire with her sizzling photoshoot picture. She was seen sporting a red bralette and denim hot pants, flaunting her curves and belly ring.last_img read more

first_imggasResidents of certain parts of the capital had a rather difficult morning as there was no gas supply, preventing them from even cooking breakfast at home.Residents of Rampura, Banasree, Mahanagar Project, Khilgaon and its adjacent areas on Monday said gas supply in the areas were cut without any prior notice.Titas emergency control room said a six inch gas supply pipe was damaged in east Rampura during repair work on Sunday.The gas supply in the affected areas will be restored by Monday afternoon, according to the Titas emergency control room.last_img read more

first_imgBy Renee Foose, Special to the AFROMost people would agree that being born into homelessness is not a good situation. Few, if any, would consider such a circumstance to be a blessing. However, one Baltimore native falls into the category of feeling blessed to have been born homeless to a single mom who struggled from alcoholism.  Richard Antoine White  has used his early life experiences to shape his journey from being cold, barefoot, hungry and alone in the Sandtown-Winchester community in West Baltimore to healthy, happy, educated, and playing symphony music on a world stage.Richard Antoine White (Courtesy Photo)Born to a single mom who battled addiction, White was often left alone to fend for himself as he wandered the streets looking for his mother. When searching for her, he’d also scan storm drains and sidewalks looking for spare change. “Eventually when I had a dollar, I would go buy chicken gizzards so I could eat,” White told the AFRO.  “I would keep gizzard meat under my tongue all day, to help with hunger.”White recalls sleeping under trees, and on park benches as a child not having reached school age. “There is a problem when everyone sees a child running around without shoes and sleeping in a park,” White said. He also has scars on his torso from being bitten by rats while sleeping, he said.After police found him sleeping on a very cold morning he was placed in foster care. His new foster parents were the same foster parents that raised his mother. and they were eager to adopt him. “He didn’t have much trouble adjusting, my children and the other children we had, helped him quite a bit,” said foster parent Richard McClain, Sr.   McClain, who is active in his church choir, doesn’t play an instrument but supported White’s desire to learn how to play music.  “We put him in school and he wanted to play music, so I got him a trumpet,” said McClain.Richard Antoine White (Courtesy Photo)Eventually a music teacher believed White had strong lungs and natural strength, so he was given a sousaphone, a lighter version of a tuba. White didn’t read music well, so he listened to cassette tapes of tuba players and practiced until he could mimic the sound.  “I played for fun with no real interest in being a musician,” White said. “I wanted to play football until I broke my hip in a street game, then I became more serious about playing music,” he said.When it came time to enter high school, White took his basic music skills and a borrowed sousaphone to audition for a seat at the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, he missed the audition date, and showed up to an empty school. Luckily for White, he was greeted by Chris Ford, the head of the music department.“He was an intriguing sight, a kid on crutches carrying a plastic sousaphone,” Ford told the AFRO.  Ford, now the director of Baltimore School for the Arts, said he chose to give White a chance to audition because he sensed White’s determination.  “He couldn’t sight read music, and his ability to sing back pitches was weak; but he had a way of manipulating sound in a meaningful way,” Ford said.  White was granted admission to the school and began playing the tuba.As he planned to further his musical talents, he worked as an usher at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. During concerts, White paid close attention to the principal tubist, David Fedderly.  “During performances, most ushers congregate in lobby areas; Richard didn’t do that. He’d stay and listen to the music and after the performance he would find me and ask questions,” Fedderly said.  “I knew he wanted to learn tuba and I knew he wanted to gain admission into a good college program to become a good musician,” Fedderly said. Fedderly, who also taught music, became White’s teacher at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he worked closely with White to master the tuba. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree, White enrolled at Indiana University to pursue graduate studies. After just a few years, White earned a doctorate in tuba performance and became the first African American at Indiana University to do so.   The American Federation of Musicians report that African Americans make up less than four percent of symphony musicians world-wide, and White became one of the elites after accepting a one-year position with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (NMSO) in Albuquerque. New Mexico became his new home and he earned tenure with the orchestra, in addition to teaching at the University of New Mexico.In 2011, NMSO filed for bankruptcy and White was out of a job. The survival instincts he learned as a homeless child kicked in, and White did something few would consider. He met with university athletic staff and proposed a scenario to help the marching band with breathing techniques and choreography. “He saw an opportunity and presented a way how he could help the university,” said Chad Simons, associate professor and director of marching bands University of New Mexico.  White’s pitch worked, and he was hired as the assistant marching band director. “His motivation and positive message are powerful for nineteen-year-olds to hear,” said Simons.White is now a tenured faculty member at the University of New Mexico.  After the collapse of the NMSO, White was one of several musicians to form the New Mexico Philharmonic, where he is the principal tubist.His personal journey through destitution to doctoral studies only became widely known after two Baltimore-based filmmakers contacted Ford with an interest in creating a documentary about arts education being underfunded.  Darren Durlach and David Larson are the founders of Early Light Media. Their inspiring and award-winning films capture the human element in a way that compels viewers to be open to new perspectives.  When Ford suggested the filmmakers contact White, they were unaware of all the nuances of his journey, but quickly saw a powerful message.  “Our challenge in making the film was finding a way to tell the story in an authentic way,” said Durlach. “The story is one of persistence, and how a teacher can make all the difference in someone’s life,” he said.Durlach and Larson documented White’s journey and compelling message of hope, help and hard work. The film, RAW (White’s initials) Tuba is a contender for several independent film festival awards around the nation.White considers his journey a blessing and wants his message to inspire others to find hope, commit to a work ethic, and never give up.  To hear music performed by White, visit his web page at RawTuba.com.last_img read more