first_img “We’ve got to put that aside. The only way we can keep those stats good is if we tick our boxes. There’s no point looking at the results. We need to tick our process boxes,” Holder told reporters on the eve of the match. West Indies will be also under pressure to produce a result, not only to keep their proud record intact, but to keep the series alive, following their seven-wicket defeat in the opening Test at Sabina Park five days ago. That loss was their 10th to Pakistan in their last 16 meetings and their 11th defeat overall in 15 Tests inside the last two years. Ahead of the Sabina Park contest, all eyes were on the inexperienced batting line-up and it was that which proved West Indies’ undoing. Brutally exposed Tick our boxes BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Embattled West Indies will place several decades of history on the line when they go in search of a series-levelling victory in the second Test of the three-match series against Pakistan starting here today. They have never lost a Test series to the visitors on home soil since the two sides first met in the Caribbean in 1958 and have also never been beaten by Pakistan at the historic Kensington Oval in six previous clashes there.. But even with the weight of history looming large over the game, captain Jason Holder said his side needed to remain focused on execution over the next five days. Boasting two debutants in left-handers Vishal Singh and Shimron Hetmyer and three other batsmen with less than 10 Tests each, the Caribbean side was brutally exposed by seamer Mohammed Amir in the first innings and then by wily leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the second. SQUADS: West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Jermaine Blackwood, Shai Hope, Vishal Singh, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins. Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.last_img read more

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “We don’t force kids or pressure them into becoming like Messi or some other football superstar,” said Fernandez. “We want them to enjoy the experience. If they decide they really want to become a football player, then that’s the time to instill training values.”“Only continuous training will open up possibilities for growth. Messi didn’t just become good. He trained a lot.”Milo’s consumer marketing manager, Robbie de Vera, said Nestle is committed to developing values in children with their sports programs.“We saw how last year’s batch developed into better individuals, not just in terms of playing skills, but also in the social aspect,” said De Vera.The names of the Camp Nou participants will be bared within the month based on their skills (30 percent) and values (70 percent).ADVERTISEMENT UEFA -licensed coach Jordi Roca conducts a lecture for camp participants in Cebu City over the weekend. —ROMINA S. AUSTRIACEBU CITY—The young audience cheered while watching videos of FC Barcelona matches—louder everytime Leo Messi appeared on screen.The activity kicked off the second edition of the “Milo FCB Road to Barcelona” football training camp held at Cebu City Sports Center over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT From a total of 160 football players aged 7 to 12 years old, nine will be chosen. Together with five others picked last year, they will fly to Barcelona, Spain, in November to attend an eight-day training at Camp Nou, home stadium of the FCB.The videos were effective in getting the children’s attention as they enthusiastically participated in the lectures conducted by Jordi Roca and Albert Fernandez, licensed coaches of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and youth mentors at the FCB Escola Youth Football Academy.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 Chriss“In every camp that we lead, we emphasize the importance of heart—humility, effort, ambition, respect and teamwork,” said Roca.According to Fernandez, the Barcelona camp aims to provide young players worldwide a taste of the FCB training. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marikina first stop of Larga cycling Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img “We want the kids to emerge from the camp more confident, more disciplined,” said Roca. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDean of the College of Medicine at Texila University in Guyana, 38-year-old Krishna Mohan, along with his friend, 26-year-old Nandha Kishore, were on Saturday afternoon stopped by gunmen while proceeding along the East Bank Demerara (EBD) road, and robbed of over $200,000 worth of cash and valuables.The victims, both of Lot 565 Montrose Street, Continental Park, EBD, were attacked at around 13:15hrs on the Continental Park access road. Details surrounding the incident indicate that the two were proceeding along the road in motorcar PTT 570 when two perpetrators, who were standing on the roadway armed with a gun and a sharp instrument, stopped them.As Kishore began to enquire what the matter was, the two men quickly boarded the car and held the two at gunpoint. The men then quickly relieved both Kishore and Mohan of their cash and valuables before making good their escape.The matter has been reported to the Police, and a search operation was launched in the area, but an arrest is yet to be made.last_img read more

first_imgResidents along the Berbice River have lambasted the current Administration for turning its back on them following their victory at the polls in 2015.This is according to Hansel Vandenburg, a man who campaigned heavily for the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition at the last elections.Hansel VandenburgThe residents are from Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) while most are from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The area was considered campaign ground for the coalition before the 2015 National and Regional Elections. But after the coalition won, they pocketed the promises they made to those residents and no member of Government has visited them since.“I didn’t ask for an office or a position in the Government to run nothing. All I am asking for is for those people to handle these situations and issues which we voted for and fought for to bring this country to a place where it is tidy and clean. That is my vision and what I am here for. I have not seen any improvements. They have failed us. They have failed us miserable,” Vandenburg stated.Vandenburg said he campaigned against the previous Administration hoping to have a better Guyana.“I took rain. I took dew day and night with people in my hand down the Berbice River campaigning that our present Government in office to stamp out irregularities but I have seen no improvement so far. My labour has gone to waste. I voted for those people to stamp out these kinds of irregularities. I really would like someone to give an ear to this and to the blockage of the River,” Vandenburg added.He said while the people of Hururu continue to block the River, Government has not acted in a responsible manner. “No one seems to give a voice up to now. The question is why?”Residents of Hururu, situated about 4km from RUSAL’s main mine at Kurubuka, have blocked a section of the Berbice River with wire ropes and nets to prevent any vessel from going up or down the River.This, they said, is an act of protest against the mining company at which most of the residents have found employment. But persons doing logging in the upper Berbice River are also being affected.In recent months, Guyanese have come forward bashing the Government for lack of vision.last_img read more

first_img 19. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – valued at £48.08m 20 8. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – valued at £80.56m 17. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – valued at £53.27m 11. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – valued at £62.29m The transfer window opens in exactly one month and transfer values of players are being assessed by managers and chief executives looking to land their summer targets.But how do you come up with the value of a particular player?CEIS Football Observatory have released the latest valuations of the top 20 players in the world using an algorithm based on a number of factors including age.The algorithm has had close to an 80 per cent accuracy rate for transfers since 2013 in the transfer fees paid by clubs in the top five leagues.According to the latest report, only three players are valued at over £100m, while seven of the top 20 are from the Premier League.Click the arrow above, right, to see the full top 20 and their current transfer values in pounds sterling. 20 20 12. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – valued at £60.36m 20 20 7. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – valued at £81.56m 20 13. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – valued at £58.43m 14. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – valued at £57.97m 20 20. Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) – valued at £46.95m (see below for an explanation) – Click the arrow, right, to see the world’s most valuable players 15. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – valued at £56.66m 20 20 20 2. Neymar Jr (Barcelona) – valued at £155.34m 20 20 9. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – valued at £74.62m 20 20 20 10. Paul Pogba (Juventus) – valued at £69.69m 6. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – valued at £86.19m 20 18. Alvaro Morata (Juventus) – valued at £49.49m 5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – valued at £86.73m 20 4. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – valued at £92.66m 20 16. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – valued at £56.12m 20 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – valued at £106.23m 20 1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – valued at £162.74mlast_img read more

first_img1 Chris Coleman has experienced few lower moments in his career than the last-gasp gut punch delivered by England but the Wales manager will not allow the “devastating” blow to throw their Euro 2016 campaign off kilter.Gareth Bale’s fine 35-yard free-kick at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis put the Dragons halfway towards the win they knew would secure progress to the knockout stages.However, England’s half-time changes swung the thrilling Group B encounter, with Jamie Vardy levelling from close range before Daniel Sturridge struck in stoppage time to seal a memorable 2-1 win in Lens.Roy Hodgson’s men enjoyed the lion’s share of the play but the timing of the winner after such a solid, hard-working Welsh display left manager Coleman crestfallen.Asked if it was one of the lowest moments of his career as a player or manager, the Wales boss said: “Yes, yes. I’d have to say yeah, to be honest, when you come that close.“You know you’re going to be up against it from the start, it was a tough game.“But we did everything we could to keep them at bay and even when they got the equaliser, they had possession but I think Wayne pulled off one save.“They pressed and probed but we weren’t stretched too badly.“For the dying seconds to lose it there, I can’t say I’ve felt that disappointed too many times in my career as I did when that goal went in.”Coleman knows Wales can ill-afford to allow the disappointment to fester.Beating Slovakia 2-1 in their first ever European Championship finals match puts them second in Group B, setting up a crunch clash with Russia in Toulouse.“Of course we’ve watched Russia,” Coleman said of Monday’s opponents, whose manager Leonid Slutsky was at Thursday’s match.“I think it’s an exciting group this one because it’s all on that last game for all of us, Slovakia and England, Wales and Russia.“Russia could have got something out of the game against Slovakia. They started a bit late, the last 20 minutes they put pressure on Slovakia.“We know what Slovakia are all about, they’re a good team, so it won’t be easy for England either.“It’s all on this last game. Russia have experience. They’ll be hurting after the defeat against Slovakia, but it’s all on this last game.“It’s whichever team are able to put the disappointment behind them from this middle game will be the ones to prevail.”Coleman expects Joe Ledley to be available for Monday’s match, having limped off 67 minutes into his first start since fracturing a leg just five weeks ago.“Joe had a bang,” the Wales boss said. “We think he’s going to be all right. He just had a bit of a bang on it.“It wasn’t the first time in the game he’d had a bit of a whack but we think he’s going to be okay.” Chris Coleman watches on as England score a late winner last_img read more

first_img160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event “You get a halfway decent computer and printer, and you’re in business,” said ICE Special Agent Kevin Jeffery. “The cards are very good.” Jeffrey said nine of those in custody were illegal immigrants from Mexico and two were U.S. citizens. He said most of the buyers were Hispanic. The defendants were charged with counts related to the sale, manufacture and distribution of counterfeit documents. Initial court appearances were scheduled for Thursday afternoon. At a news conference, Jeffery noted Southern California is a hotbed for counterfeit documents and stressed the issue has larger implications than cracking down on illegal immigration. “We don’t know who they are and what they’re up to,” Jeffery said. “This isn’t just a mom-and-pop deal helping illegal immigrants get work.” Fourteen people were charged Thursday in a crackdown on the sale of fake immigration documents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles arrested 10 of the 14 defendants Wednesday after a four-month investigation. One person was already in custody, and three were outstanding. Raiding seven locations in South Los Angeles, authorities said they seized a wide array of document-making equipment and materials, including computers, printers and laminates. The equipment was capable of making green cards, Social Security cards and California driver’s licenses. Authorities said a set of documents cost $150 and was produced within an hour with just a computer, printer and software widely available. last_img read more

first_img Coady captained Wolves to Premier League promotion last season – being crowned Championship champions Coady only made two senior appearances for Liverpool – but is a boyhood Red 2 Now back in the Premier League, the skipper is keen for Wolves to show what they are made of when they take on Pep Guardiola’s side.Speaking on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Coady said: “This is why you get promoted, this is what you want to do, you want to match yourselves against the best teams in the land and I think that’s what Manchester City are at the minute, they’re a fantastic team.“We’ve had a tough start, I think we’ve played some good stuff, but we’re confident going into the weekend. It’s a real tough game for us, but we have confidence in our own ability.“We knew how tough it was going to be from the day we got promoted last year. We were excited by it, but we knew the challenge ahead. We had a tough start against Everton and Leicester, but I do think we’ve played some good stuff and we’ve shown we can play at this level.“It’s just about keeping confident and we are confident.”Asked if he is looking to give Liverpool a boost in their title pursuit, Coady said: “Yeah, that would be nice! Conor Coady has told talkSPORT he is hoping to do boyhood club Liverpool a favour when Wolves take on Manchester City on Saturday.The Premier League newcomers welcome the defending champions to the Molineux on Saturday lunchtime, where they will face their toughest test yet since their return to the top flight.Wolves have endured a tough start back with the big boys. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have showed glimpses of the play which saw them promoted as Championship winners last term, but began the season by drawing 2-2 with Everton on the opening day before a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.It will take some performance to record their first three points of the season against the champions, but there is an added carrot for Wolves captain Coady as former club Liverpool get set to battle City for the title.The 25-year-old centre-back came through the ranks at Anfield, leaving the Merseyside outfit to join Wolves in a £2million deal in 2015, and has gone from strength to strength since joining Wanderers. 2 “But I think we’ve got to concentrate on ourselves, it’s going to be tough enough. As long as we breathe, and we get on the ball and we play the way we do we should be ok.”Coady might be in for a sleepless night tonight, with his main task tomorrow being to keep Sergio Aguero at bay.The Argentine has started the season in brilliant form, scoring twice against Chelsea in the Community Shield before netting a hat-trick in his last outing against Huddersfield.On facing up against the City star, who is now in the top ten of the Premier League’s highest goalscorers, Coady added: “He’s a sensational footballer isn’t he, he’s absolutely fantastic.“He’s been the best player in the Premier League for a number of years now, so we’ve got to be on our mettle as much as possible against him.”Listen back to Conor Coady on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

first_imgThroughout history, Jews have predominantly thought of themselves as a group on the verge of disappearing. No matter the terms used, from an insider’s perspective, we Jews have been awaiting our end ever since our inception. From our very beginning as a religious group, we have obsessed over a sense of impending doom. Immediately after being saved from Egyptian slavery – by God Himself no less – our Jewish forebears bemoaned their newly gained freedom: “Better to die in the fleshpots of Egypt than to die in the desert.” After the destructions of the temples in Jerusalem and the annihilation of the Jewish commonwealth, the feeling of doom reached a plateau. Consistent throughout our history as one of the oldest religions on Earth, we have feared, even prepared for our imminent demise. Paradoxically, this negative self-image is inconsistent with our theology. Judaism has always been a religion that is immediate and life-affirming. The Talmud mentions, “Whoever saves one life, (it) is as if he saved the entire world.” The disparity between these destructive images of gloom and doom, versus a positive, life-affirming ideology, is problematic and nothing less than self-imposed. Inexplicably, the impact that Jews continue to have on their surroundings far exceeds their numbers. Jews total well less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the world’s population; some 13 million in all. Yet the Jewish contribution to the world is unparalleled. Judaism brought the notion of one God into the world. It is the religion responsible for the establishment of Christianity and Islam. It has and continues to help shape and enhance Western Civilization. And, given the course of history, so long as there are humans left alive, some of them will be Jews. So as Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year – another year of existence – may the feeling of pending doom edge way to the feeling of hope and joy. May the “ever-dying” people finally come to grips with the reality that they are here to stay. And may they continue on course with their lofty goal of making God’s Earth a more inhabitable place for all humanity. Michael Gotlieb is the rabbi of Kehillat Ma’arav in Santa Monica.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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “L’chaim – to life,” has been the rallying call of the Jews. “To life,” here and now, on this planet. Who should know the value of life better than Jews? We grew out of an ancient Egyptian civilization that worshipped death. The holiest Egyptian text was called “The Book of the Dead.” No wonder the rabbis wrote: “So long as there is life, there is hope.” Fittingly, the national anthem for the modern state of Israel is called “Hatikvah,” the hope. Yet for reasons that defy history, we Jews continue to doubt our viability, we continue to anticipate our demise. This fear is not entirely without justification. Anti-Semitism still exists – particularly within the Arab world and parts of Europe. There are those who, if given their way, would cheer the annihilation of the Jews. Nazis and Communists made it their life’s work to murder Jews and destroy Judaism. And while a more than 50 percent interfaith-marriage statistic worries me, it is more a reflection of the non-Jewish community’s acceptance of us. Several generations ago, Jews did not intermarry, yes out of conviction, but largely because of the non-Jewish family’s reluctance in having a Jewish son- or daughter-in-law. What scares me far more is our internalization of the insidious myth that we are on the brink of extinction. I am afraid that the groundless fear of our demise has caused havoc to our soul, deeply permeating and affecting our psyche. From the Inquisition to the pogroms, the Holocaust, suicide bombings and terror organizations that refuse to discuss the possibility of a balanced applicable peace, Jews have understandably feared for their existence. But despite it all, we continue to contribute to the good of humanity, we continue to exist – even thrive. last_img read more

first_imgArcata >> For the first three innings of Friday’s game against the Perth Heat Colts, the Humboldt Eagles American Legion 19-and-under team was in cruise control.As it has been apt to do this season, Humboldt’s offense scored early and often to stake the Eagles to a 7-0 lead after three innings of play during Friday’s game at the Arcata Ball Park. But as the game wore on, the early-inning rout took the shape of a late-game nail-biter as the Colts chipped away at the large deficit and …last_img read more