Misbah to quit Test cricket?

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP):Ageing Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is thinking about quitting Test cricket, and this month’s three-match series against England could be his last in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”I have not yet taken the final decision about it (retiring), but I am thinking about it,” the 41-year-old Misbah told reporters yesterday.Misbah has already retired from Twenty20 and also stepped down from ODIs after Pakistan couldn’t progress beyond the quarter-finals at the World Cup this year.The delay in India’s confirmation for its scheduled series against Pakistan in December – also in the UAE – is one of the reasons Misbah is contemplating retiring from Test cricket.If the India-Pakistan series doesn’t go ahead, Pakistan’s next Test assignment is against England in July next year.”This is the point on which I am thinking, too. I have to see how I will keep myself ready for the next series because there’s not much domestic cricket during this period,” Misbah said.Pakistan defeated England 3-0 in their last Test series in the UAE in 2012, but Alistair Cook’s team will be confident after defeating Australia in the Ashes series at home.”It’s not correct to create a perception about our past victory against them,” Misbah said. “England is coming on the back of some very good recent performances at home against Australia and they will not be an easy opponent.”Misbah, who scored Test cricket’s fastest century against Australia last year in the UAE, will be forming a batting nucleus along with Azhar Ali, Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq, who all played in the 2012 series against England.Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar were among England’s spin ranks in the last series, but now England will be relying heavily on Moin Ali’s off-spin to trouble Pakistan’s strong middle order on the slow wickets in the UAE.”Last time their spin bowling was quite experienced and Swann was world’s No. 1 bowler in Test cricket, but now they have Moin Ali,” Misbah said.In the absence of Saeed Ajmal, Misbah hoped Yasir Shah, who played a key role in tormenting Australia last year, and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar would step up again to offset England’s batting line-up.”Yasir and Zulfiqar have given good performances and they did well against Sri Lanka,” Misbah said. “I hope that they won’t let us down in the absence of Saeed Ajmal and will do well.”last_img read more

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Warriors’ Klay Thompson ‘aspires’ to create dynasty like Michael Jordan’s Bulls

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ “It was cool a couple years ago when we were chasing that 73-win season,” Thompson recalled. “Just being compared to that team is an honor. There’s definitely motivation. I would love to match up, play against Michael Jordan. That would be a dream. Obviously we don’t have a time machine, but that would be pretty special to see that. There’s definitely motivation to leave that type of legacy.”But despite their historic regular season run that year, the team failed to capture the Larry O’ Brien trophy after squandering a 3-1 series lead  against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Still, the 27-year-old dead shot believes his current team is still the closest comparison to Jordan’s Bulls team.“Every time the Bulls came to town that was the ticket of the year. Now it’s when the Warriors come to town, that’s the must-see game,” he explained. “And we don’t take that for granted; that’s such a cool position to be in. We rarely play in front of a crowd that’s not sold out. That’s so special. It’s hard to really grasp that as a player. So I think it’s close, I still think we’re not on their level yet, but that’s what we aspire to be of the 2000s. We aspire to be that dynasty that will be in the minds of NBA fans forever.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson dribbles during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, California.  AP PHOTO/Marcio Jose SanchezThe seemingly overpowered roster of the Golden State Warriors is once again primed to repeat as champion in the upcoming NBA season and could very well be on its way to establishing a dynasty.READ: NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey saysADVERTISEMENT Rest: Frowned upon when NBA games count, not in preseason Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny With the likes of superstars Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all in one team, it’s not hard to envision the Bay Area franchise to win its third championship in four years.In a recent interview with ESPN’s Nick Friedell, the Dubs’ sweet-stroking shooting guard Thompson couldn’t help but compare his squad to perhaps the greatest dynasty the league has ever seen, the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls of the ’90s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“What’s that, six championships in eight years?” he said. “So we’re, what, like only a third of the way there? I think it’s close. We still have a long way to go, but I do see the fandom, the fanfare like the Bulls had in the ’90s.The Warriors, of course, are no strangers to eclipsing the Bulls’ historic records, having topped the team’s 72-win regular season in 2016. View commentslast_img read more

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Where President Edwin J. Barclay Died and Was Buried

first_imgDear Mr. Editor:I have read an article in Front Page Africa on Edwin James Barclay (1882-1955), Eighteenth President of Liberia (1930-1944), in which the so-called “expert” historian, Rev. Emmanuel Bowier, writes that “former President Barclay and former President William V.S. Tubman had a feud where Barclay was accused by the Tubman Government [of] plotting against the state. As a result, Barclay was arrested and sent to prison where he remained and fell ill and died.”  (This quotation is taken from Barclay Redux…Front Page Africa April 30, 2014.I observe that in the same article for May 1, 2014 the section on Barclay’s alleged arrest, imprisonment, illness and death in prison have been taken out).  I have also heard   your ”EXPERT” Historian, Rev. Emmanuel Bowier, former Minister of Information, (on Charles Snetter’s radio station) telling  Front Page Africa that in 1955 “former President Edwin Barclay refused the  involvement of the government in his funeral rites and was buried in a quiet ceremony on his farm after his death in the U.S.  This was a result of a bitter feud between Barclay and the W.V.S.  Tubman era.”  Why would Emmanuel Bowier give such false information to Liberians and the world?EDWIN JAMES BARCLAY WAS NEVER SENT TO PRISON.  HE DID NOT DIE IN PRISON AND HE DID NOT DIE IN THE USA.  HE DIED IN A BED AT THE DU SIDE MEDICAL CENTER near Harbel, on the Firestone Plantation.Edwin Barclay and his doctor travelled in a small plane from  the James Spriggs Payne Airfield to the Du Side Medical Center for medical treatment and that is where he left us for a much better place on November 6, 1955. My husband and I with many others were at the airfield to see him off. When the little plane taxied near where we were standing, he was looking straight ahead and I wanted him to see that I was there.  I had several names for him but he enjoyed the story about Chesterfield and snakes. I yelled, “CHESTERFIELD!”  He started to look around.  My husband said, “He is looking for you.”When he saw where I was he gave me a big smile and wave, which I returned. I have never forgotten that smile and the wave.  I admired the man and listened to his stories and as he did not have many visitors,  he did have someone to listen to his stories. At this time I was living three doors from his house and could drop by anytime.Another name I sometimes called him was “Lone Star” and when I talked about how he wrote that brilliant song, he would tell about the inspiration for other things he had written.His body was driven by road to his farm and I was one of those assigned to be there to receive the body and make preparations for the burial. It was a beautiful ceremony with his family, friends and neighbors.  Everybody at that funeral wanted to be there. Neighbors brought chairs, etc. Among the relatives working with us was his first cousin’s daughter whom he educated in France, Mrs. Antoinette Louise Padmore Tubman, wife of President William V.S. Tubman.Sometimes I wonder whether EDWIN James Barclay was not a genius. To have written The  Lone Star Forever at nineteen years old was quite a feat.To have a local politician refer to him as “a jill cup thinker” is sycophancy at its highest level—sycophancy seems to be a Liberian thing.Continue to rest in perfect peace, “Chesterfield,” “Lone Star,” “Cousin Eddie.”  You did not treat with them—you ignored all of them. You did your best for Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cop can be punished for sharing video on Facebook

first_imgLawyer’s ‘cuss out’ saga The traffic rank who posted on Facebook a video of Attorney-at-law Ryan Crawford “cussing” him out after being stopped could face disciplinary charges for acting in what has been described as an unprofessional manner by ‘C’ Division Commander Calvin Brutus.Commander Brutus told this publication on Saturday that even though the video could be used as evidence in court, the rank would be subjected to departmental charges for posting the video on social media.“There is a process to deal with that image that was recorded. Because it becomes evidence in a case like that, releasing it without permission or without the matter being properly investigated is not appropriate, and it falls under our disciplinary code,” he told this publication.Nevertheless, Commander Brutus stressed that there is no regulation prohibiting anybody from videoing anything. Road users can also video Police officers while they are preforming their duties, or if they feel subjected to mistreatment.Further, departmental charges mean that the traffic rank could be subjected to suspension, or to not being considered for promotion over the next two years.The commander disclosed that a file has been submitted to the Legal Practitioner’s Association in order to facilitate that body taking legal action against Attorney Crawford.Accompanied by a battery of lawyers, Attorney Ryan Crawford appeared on Friday before Vigilance Magistrate Peter Hugh and denied five charges with which he was slapped for reportedly verbally abusing the policeman. The charges stated as follows: that on September 13, at the Yorkshire Public Road in Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, he 1: failed to produce his driver’s licence when asked to do so; 2: drove an unfit motor vehicle; 3: used obscene language; 4: behaved in a riotous manner. A charge of prohibition of tinted glass was also slapped on him.Presiding Magistrate Peter Hugh subsequently released the lawyer on his own recognisance. The case will continue on October 10.last_img read more

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Tracker Flyers lose in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe Northeast BC & Yukon Midget Flyers faced a tough opponent this weekend, in the twice defending RAMHL league champion Camrose Kodiaks. The Tracker Flyers were hosts for the weekend, with the first game going on Saturday night in Dawson Creek.The Kodiaks took an early lead, and never looked back, eventually winning the game 5-2.Tracker -Flyer goals were scored by Jordie Cool, and Robbie Sidhu.- Advertisement -Sunday’s game goes in Taylor at 11:30am.For more on the team visit www.nebcflyers.comlast_img read more

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Unique film by local film-makers to be screened in Donegal

first_imgA NEW feel-good film by Donegal filmmakers that celebrates great teaching in Ireland’s last remaining primary boarding school, is being screened at Century Cinemas Letterkenny and Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford/Strabane and Bundoran from this weekend.In Loco Parentis by Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane takes a heart-warming look at the lives of two soon-to-be-retired teachers—and married couple of almost 50 years—whose passion and idiosyncratic teaching styles inspire and challenge the young students in their care at Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath.Filmmakers, Ni Chianáin and Rane, whose previous work includes Fairytale of Kathmandu and The Stranger, will be at Century Cinemas Letterkenny, this evening Saturday, for an audience Q&A at the 18:15 screening. They have spent the past four years working on their latest film which draws audiences into the topsy turvy world of Headfort School with its woodland forts, rock music, & Shakespeare. In this magical Hogwart’s like school, happiness is key and children are taught to think for themselves.At its heart are the passionate and oddball teaching couple, John and Amanda Leyden, who even live on the grounds.“We wanted our film to capture the unique spirit of Headfort School and particularly these two teachers who put their hearts and souls into what they do.“We literally went back to school and the biggest lesson we learned is that education can be as much about play and discovery and fun. When a child is happy, all sorts of magic will happen,” explains director, Neasa Ní Chianáin. Critics at some of the world’s top documentary film festivals including Sundance and IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam) have variously described it as ‘engaging’, ‘uplifting’, ‘delightful’, ‘compelling’, ‘magical’ and ‘utterly charming’.Sundance Film Festival said it was an “antidote to the dark times we live in”.In Loco Parentis, which had its Irish premiere at the Dublin Film Festival last month, is now showing at Century Cinemas, Letterkenny (4.00pm/6.15pm), Eclipse Cinema, Lifford/Strabane (2pm/6.30pm) and Eclipse Bundoran (2.15pm/ 6.30pm) with screenings once or twice daily throughout the week.“People of all ages are loving it. It has a real feel good factor. We are over the moon that audiences in Donegal will get a chance to see this life-affirming film,” said Neasa Ní Chianáin.In Loco Parentis was funded by The Irish Film Board, the BAI, RTÉ, Section 481Tax Incentives, RTVE (Spain), Culture Ireland and supported by the Arts office of Meath County Council.For more information and screening details see http://www.inlocoparentis.ie Unique film by local film-makers to be screened in Donegal was last modified: March 11th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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Man City v Newcastle team news: Leroy Sane dropped over ‘poor attitude in training’

first_img Sane is not even on the bench for Man City Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dropped Leroy Sane from his match-day squad for their Premier League clash against Newcastle United. City host Rafael Benitez’s Magpies at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening [Kick Off: 17:30] with LIVE COMMENTARY on talkSPORT!Listen to Man City v Newcastle LIVE on talkSPORT – STREAM DETAILS HEREBut Sane, who was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year as the Blues stormed to the Premier League title last season, will not even ben on the bench with the rest of his team-mates.According to reports, Guardiola has dropped the German starlet due to his ‘poor attitude’ in training.The 22-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game this season, and has played just 30 minutes of action across City’s opening three games.The news of Sane’s axe from the Man City squad comes just a week after he was recalled to the Germany national team, having been left out of Joachim Low’s squad for the World Cup this summer.Free to make as many changes as he likes given the depth of his squad, Guardiola has made three changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Wolves last weekend.In come John Stones, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus, with Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva take a spot on the bench.Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Benitez has named a changed team, with Ayoze Perez earning a starting place thanks to his goal in the defeat to Chelsea last weekend.He is one of three changes, with Kenedy also back in the team as well as captain Jamaal Lascelles.Lascelles returns amid claims he was involved in a ‘bust-up’ with his manager and team-mate Matt Ritchie, who has dropped to the bench.Manchester City v Newcastle United team news IN FULL:Man City XI: Ederson, Walkes, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero.Subs: Kompany, Gündogan, Delph, Bernardo Silva, Otamendi, Foden, MuricNewcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandes, Clark, Dummett, Ki, Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Rondon.Subs: Murphy, Muto, Joselu, Sterry, Darlow, Atsu, Longstaffcenter_img 1last_img read more

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COMMUNITY GOES ON PATROL IN BID TO BEAT THE BURGLARS

first_imgVOLUNTEERS have begun carrying out night time patrols in a bid to protect elderly people from further attacks.The community alert scheme has started operating in parts of east Donegal following a massive public meeting in Manorcunningham last week.Tony Morning says it’s the only option left to local people following a spate of burglaries in which elderly people were threatened. In some of the cases older people were threatened with knives.Mr Morning, who has called for the Defence Forces to be deployed to take on criminals, says patrols are now checking on people living alone to reassure them.He called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to “spend a couple of nights” with an elderly person attacked by burglars to see for himself the fear that is now within the community.“I’d love to meet Mr Kenny, tell him what is going on here and invite him to come and spend a couple of nights with one of these poor victims to see for himself the dreadful results of what these criminals have done,” he said.  COMMUNITY GOES ON PATROL IN BID TO BEAT THE BURGLARS was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:burglarscrimeEnda KennymanorcunninghamRaphoeSt Johnstontony mornlast_img read more

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MAJOR SEA SEARCH LAUNCHED AFTER REPORTS THAT EMERGENCY FLARES SPOTTED OFF DONEGAL COAST

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A massive sea search off the coast of Donegal has ended after fears that a major accident had taken place earlier tonight.There were reports that sea flares were spotted over Bloody Foreland.The emergency services were launched following reports that flares had been sighted.Malin Head coastguard received a call from a member of the public around 9pm saying that three red flares had been spotted off Bloody Foreland. They immediately tasked the Arranmore Lifeboat, Bunbeg Coastguard and the Rescue 118 chopper from Sligo.However, following a three hour search of the area the operation was stood down.A spokesman at Malin Head confirmed that the search was being stood down just minutes before midnight.He said that were satisfied a thorough search of the area had been carried out and nothing found to indicate anyone in distress. It comes just days after another similar report of flares between St John’s Point and Bundoran which also resulted in nothing being found. MAJOR SEA SEARCH LAUNCHED AFTER REPORTS THAT EMERGENCY FLARES SPOTTED OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: September 11th, 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:Bloody ForelanddonegalflaresRESCUE 118RNLIlast_img read more

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More moving inland, but not for low costs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • A home carries lease on stress • Home-buying dream elusive • More moving inland • Boom brings profits, competition ________________ • American Dream? • High demand, tight supply inflate area housing prices • Advocates urge greater density • Greenspan concerned about risky mortgages • Photo Gallery: 10/08: Homes Herald and Katrina Christian bought their home in Fontana’s Village of Heritage before it was built.They watched excitedly as it was put together, beam by beam. They moved into the master-planned community in 1994, when north Fontana did not have a grocery store for them to shop at – and well before the Foothill (210) Freeway extended as far east as it does now. center_img They figured they would stay five to 10 years.Eleven years and a sustained housing boom later, they plan to stay put.Despite a grinding commute to La Ca?ada Flintridge’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – one they acknowledge can leave them feeling isolated from their home and children – they see no compelling reason to move closer to the coast. With the equity they have in their home, they could do just that, if they wanted.The Christians’ case dispels a myth about Southern California’s housing market: that people who live here and commute far away to work do so because they can’t afford to live any closer to the coast. It’s often not true.Low-cost housing has driven a population boom in San Bernardino and Riverside counties in the past few years, but people who cite cost as a prime reason to move there are increasingly finding other reasons to stay, too.Rick Bishop, executive director of the Western Riverside Council of Governments, studied 2,000 long-distance commuters in Riverside County in 2003. The study found that 88 percent of them were either very or somewhat satisfied with living in the region. Home values have continued their upward swing since then.Randall Lewis, executive vice president of Lewis Operating Cos., said the idea that people live in the Inland Empire only for financial reasons is “not true at all.”“When you spend a half a million or more, you have choices,” he said. “They’re driven, they’re motivated by quality of life, to a large extent.”The Christians bought their home for $158,000. A three-bedroom house down the street recently sold for almost $500,000. For the Christians, like many others, staying Inland is not without sacrifice.It is still dark every morning when Herald and Katrina drop their two boys, ages 10 and 12, at the kids’ grandparents’ house, where they spend a few hours each day before school.The “van pool” the Christians take to the JPL along with other commuters leaves Fontana at 5:30 a.m. Given morning and afternoon traffic, the commute effectively lengthens the work day to 12 hours.“One of the downsides,” Herald said, after returning from work one day, “is you wonder, do I really get to enjoy my home?”“Basically, what is boils down to is that we don’t want our work to dictate our personal life,” said Herald. kelly.rayburn@sbsun.com(909) 386-3882last_img read more

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