PCB wants security guarantee ISLAMABAD (AP) : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants the Indian government to publicly guarantee security for the Pakistan team during the World Twenty20 in India. The board reacted yesterday to reported comments this week by the head of Himachal Pradesh state that he could not provide security for the Pakistan team and that its WT20 match with India should be shifted to another state. “These latest threats need to be taken seriously,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in Lahore. “Political parties (in India) like Shiv Sena, and now even the Congress, have said they will not let us play, and they are the ones creating agitation.” Khan said that he has asked the International Cricket Council to tell the Indian government it needed to issue a public statement welcoming Pakistan’s team in India. India beat UAE by nine wickets DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP): India enjoyed a romp before the Asia Cup final in accounting for the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets yesterday. The bowlers paved the way to the easy victory, restricting UAE to 81-9 in 20 overs. India took 10.1 overs to win with 82-1, and seal their fourth straight victory in the tournament. The Indians meet hosts Bangladesh in the final on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma hit 39 while Yuvraj Singh was 25 not out and hit the winning boundary. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the way for India with two for eight. Shaiman Anwar scored 43 after UAE captain Amjad Javed elected to bat first. Court dismisses Pistorius appeal JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa’s highest court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius’ appeal of his murder conviction, a lawyer said yesterday signalling that the former track star’s long legal battle since he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp may be drawing to a close. The ruling by the Constitutional Court clears the way for a judge to sentence the double-amputee runner for murder at a hearing scheduled for April 18. “We’ll proceed to the sentencing,” defence lawyer Andrew Fawcett said.
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) grabs the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS, Texas—LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91 on Tuesday night.Gregg Popovich became the fastest NBA coach to 500 road wins. He got there in 835 away games, 41 fewer than Pat Riley.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Spurs: Popovich was asked before the game how he handles the rush of letters and emails responding to his political comments: “I do read everything and I try to respond. It takes time because there’s a lot of letters. The only ones I don’t respond to are the ones are so courageous in their negativity that there’s no address, just comments. That’s hard to respond to. But there are people who disagree and say why, and it’s erudite and intelligible and (I say), ‘Yeah, you’ve got a point.’ Those people deserve to be responded to. I probably don’t get them all, but I try.”Mavericks: Dallas continues to play without guard Devin Harris, who missed his second straight game with bruised ribs, and Dorian Finney-Smith was also out Tuesday with left quad tendinitis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aldridge, a product of Dallas’ Seagoville High School, scored eight points during a decisive stretch of the fourth quarter. Patty Mills added a season-high 19 points for the Spurs.Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. led Dallas with a career-high 27 points, and J.J. Barea and Harrison Barnes had 16 each. The Mavericks are 2-13 for the second straight season and fifth time overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneJust like in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday, the Mavericks cut a double-digit second-half deficit to one point, but couldn’t gain the lead.After Dallas got within 62-61 early in the fourth, Mills hit a long 3 and a driving layup, then Aldridge scored eight of his team’s next 13 points to put the Spurs up 82-71 with 5:03 to play. Dallas never got closer than four points down the stretch. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Spurs led by 11 during the third quarter, but Barea made back-to-back 3s and fed Salah Mejri an alley-oop pass for a layup as Dallas closed the quarter on a 9-0 run to get within 62-60.San Antonio, which has played short-handed all season without starters Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, got Danny Green and Joffrey Lauvergne back from injuries. Green had four points and Lauvergne none.Mills scored 13 points in the first six minutes of the second quarter, including three 3s. Aldridge was hit with a technical foul with 3:33 left in the second quarter for shoving the Mavericks’ Salah Mejri after a scrap under the Mavericks basket.The Spurs led 44-39 at the break.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT View comments
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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Howard Mojica came away with 19 hits while Alnakran Abdilla backed him up with 17 points for the Agilas, who barely nipped the Ball Hammers in spikes, 56-51.It was a sorry loss for Sta. Lucia, which came out strong in the fourth to force the decider only to succumb to the Agilas’ strong finishing kick.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 ChrissNavy, on the other hand, dominated Army, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15, with Greg Dolor leading the attack with 11 points and Jayson Sapida, Razzel Palisoc and Bonjomar Castel added eight hits each.Opening day winner Ateneo was playing with Instituto Estetico Manila at press time. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Air Force and Navy pulled off victories in contrasting fashions to join opening day winners Cignal and PLDT at second in the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at Blue Eagle gym Tuesday.The Air Force Agilas bucked the 31-hit explosion of Bryan Bagunas to snatch a 25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 14-25, 15-10 decision over the Sta. Elena Ball Hammers.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU tests its mini-run against powerhouse Ateneo Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
A 21-year-old father of one was on Sunday afternoon found dead in his Queens, New York home with a bullet wound to his chest and severe head trauma.Dead is Eric Assanah, a Guyanese of 135th Place near 133rd Avenue in South Ozone Park, NY, USA. One day prior to his death, he reportedly left a message for his father in Guyana to return a call to him, claiming that he was scared.Dead: Eric AssanahBased on information received, at the time of the discovery, there were five persons in the house, but no one seemed to know what took place.Assanah’s girlfriend, with whom he was temporarily living, told the Police that she woke up and found him dead, but investigators believe that she might know more.“The only thing we know for sure is he was with his cousin earlier that morning,” Assanah’s stepfather, Isaiah Cameron, said. “That night they hung out, he dropped him off at the house.” So far, reports have suggested that the Police are working with several leads and are hunting several persons in connection with murder.The young Guyanese did odd construction jobs, but was trying to find a steady job in order to support his one-year-old son. Reports are that the young man wanted to get into the Air Force. Only last week, two Guyanese were killed in the Queens, New York area.Two Mondays ago, Rajwantie Basdeo of South Jamaica, Queens, NY and formerly of Lot 250 Sixth Street Foulis, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was stabbed to death by her husband, who almost decapitated her in front of eyewitnesses in Richmond Hill, NY.Her husband, Prem Rampersaud, 50, was arrested and charged after committing the heinous crime.Based on reports received, the jealous man attacked his wife shortly after midnight at the corner of 103rd Avenue and 124th Street, slapping and choking her before pulling out the knife and stabbing her several times.In addition, Alastasia Bryan, 25, a Police corrections officer of Guyanese parentage, was shot and killed as she sat in her car in Flatlands, Brooklyn, NY in an apparent execution-style killing. She was murdered in the vicinity of East 73rd Street and Avenue L in Flatlands about 21:15h when a dark coloured Honda rolled up and fired off a volley of five shots.Police confirmed that a single bullet hit the officer in the head, killing her instantly. (Adapted from New York Post)
A Donegal priest has been put under extra pressure when delivering his sermons following an on-going Facebook campaign which rates the popular priest’s masses every week. Fr. Pat Ward has had to defend his sermons and the length of his mass after he received criticism via Facebook from local parishioner Paul Ferry.Fr. Ward is the parish priest for both the Acres and Kincasslagh parishes and is helped in carrying out his daily duties by Fr. Matt McInerney. However, Mr Ferry has criticized Fr. Pat several times for missing mass in Acres and questioned his commitment.Ferry once accused Fr. Ward of skipping mass to attend a Beyoncé concert.Fr. Ward didn’t deny the accusation and responded by saying, “Baby when I see your halo.”The weekly exchanges between the pair are done in jest, much to the delight and amusement of the local community who race home from mass every Sunday to see how Ferry has rated Fr. Ward’s performance at mass. Prior to Christmas Mr Ferry posted the following message to Fr. Ward.“Well well well….there’s a new game out for xmas called “Where’s Fr.Pat “???? It’s a spin off on Where’s Wally only it’s based on the Rosses area on a Sunday morning and you have a specific time to find Pat before mass starts!!!!“You’ve let the side down today again, rumour has it your away to the cinema to get a quiet viewing of Paddington bear.“Rumours are rife that you were seen getting the early ferry into Arranmore dressed as Santa with a keg under your arm!!!“Bishop Brennan, I mean Boyce will be contacted if this behaviour continues, poor Matt’s an old man you know!!!! Fr. Ward jokingly responded by saying, “I need to get my money’s worth out of him.Fr. Ward then moved quickly to ensure everybody knew the exchange was just a laugh.Fr. Ward said, “Just to reassure people that all the above between Paul and myself is ‘banter’, to be taken with a pinch of salt and enjoyed.“No priests or parishioners were harmed during this interaction. On Saturday evening last Mr Ferry was at it again, “Well Pat hows she hanging ? Obviously I’m waiting hard on mass tomorrow morning, the suspense of hearing your sermon is nearly too much!!!I hear through the grapevine that you have gained two new sheep to your flock in the form of Niamh Rodgers and Denis O Donnell!!This is both great news for yourself as Denis is a tunnel tiger and estimated to be making a colossal amount of cash that will only help the dwindling basket in Acres.Niamh is also a tremendous singer and a great addition for the choir, maybe it’s time to oust Maureen Forker finally!!!!Great work Pat in the transfer window…..With every marriage comes great responsibility!!!!!Fr. Ward responded this afternoon with the following remark, “Slept in did you Paul??The on-going banter between the pair is likely to continue, but it’s not just Fr. Ward that comes under attack from the affable Mr Ferry.The choir and other parishioners especially those who arrive late are also exposed by Ferry.So when you’re at mass in Acres make sure you’re on your best behaviour or you might just be reading about yourself on Facebook! 🙂DONEGAL PRIEST INVOLVED IN ‘FRIENDLY’ ROW ON FACEBOOK WITH UNHAPPY PARISHIONER was last modified: January 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FacebookFeaturesFr Pat WardmassMr Paul FerrynewsrowsSermon
ATLANTIC DRIVE, ROSGUILL: Pic Donegal DailyTHERE a load of myths – and far too much abuse – thrown at cyclists who use roads in Co Donegal.Sometimes cyclists are at fault. Sometimes motorists are to blame.So at the request of Donegal Gardaí, Donegal Daily is highlighting what the law is on the safe use of our roadways. Firstly Ireland is a signatory of the Vienna Convention of Road Traffic. This means the bicycle and the rider have EQUAL status to that of other road users.The law states that cyclists can ride two abreast on a roadway. No more than that. The reason behind the legislation is that it helps to make cyclists more visible to other road users.But three, four or five – or more – is ILLEGAL.The 1964 Irish legislation is clear: “Driving two abreast29.—(1) A pedal cyclist shall not, save when overtaking other pedal cyclists (and then only if to do so will not endanger other traffic or pedestrians) drive a pedal cycle on a roadway in such a manner as to result in more than two pedal cycles driving abreast.(2) Pedal cyclists on a roadway shall cycle in single file when overtaking other traffic.”In 2012 cyclists’ rights to cycle two abreast were enshrined in the Irish Statute book:“Pedal cyclists47. (1) A pedal cyclist shall not drive a pedal cycle on a roadway in such a manner as to result in more than 2 pedal cyclists driving abreast, save when overtaking other pedal cyclists, and then only if to do so will not endanger, inconvenience or obstruct other traffic or pedestrians.”Gardaí say the vast majority of cyclists do cycle with care and within the law. A small number of cyclists however do not. They will be reminding cycling clubs and those who run them of the law on cycling no more than two abreast in the coming days.The biggest problem however is the lack of social responsibility by motorists, the lack of manners and lack of due care and attention when using our roads. Expect the Unexpected.SAFETY ADVICE: THE LAW ON CYCLISTS AND MOTORISTS ON OUR ROADS was last modified: February 11th, 2016 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:AdvicedonegalGardaisafe cycling
Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny are to host their first official schools game on their new pitch today against Finn Valley College.Rory Kavanagh wil throw in the ball at today’s game at Colaiste Ailigh.The school moved from Spackburn House to their new school in Knock Na Mona at Autumn time last year.Ever since they moved to Knock Na Mona it has been a long wait for the grass to grow on the pitch. The pitch is finally in playing condition and Colaite Ailigh are set to take on Finn Valley college at mens senior level.The game is scheduled for 11am with Donegal All-Ireland medallist Rory Kavanagh throwing the ball in.Many thanks to Finn Valley College and their manager Rory White for travelling to Letterkenny for this historic event.#theresnothinglikebeingthere COLAISTE AILIGH GET LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AT LAST! was last modified: September 25th, 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:Colaiste Ailighletterkennyplaying fieldRory Kavanagh
Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Story Links Illinois State 10/6/2018 – 7 p.m. Next Game: Watch Live ESPN+ Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF) The Drake University volleyball team handed visiting Bradley its first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season with a 3-1 Drake win, Friday night at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs bounced back after a close first set loss, 26-24, to take the final three sets with set scores of 25-20, 25-11, and 25-15. Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) lead the Bulldogs (14-5, 3-2 MVC) again with a double-double, registering a career-high 19 kills and with a season-high 19 digs in the match. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) also garnered a double-double of her own with 17 kills and 10 digs.”Grace has really come on and has a heavy arm,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We’ve been encouraging her to use that and she has been very disciplined. Both of our outsides, Grace and Cathryn hit really good numbers tonight.”Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) gathered a season-high 43 assists as the Bulldogs switched to a 5-1 rotation for the match.”We decided that was the best situation for our team tonight and we wanted to give it a shot,” McBroom said of the rotation change. “We thought there were a lot of positives and we had the option to sub more frequently. Even though we didn’t need it we enjoy that flexibility.”Bradley (14-3, 4-1 MVC) was led by Erica Haslag’s 15 kills on 35 attempts. Full Schedule Roster The Bulldogs lead the Braves, 15-11, at the media timeout in set one, but Bradley responded with a 6-0 run to lead, 17-15. Drake followed with a 4-0 run of their own forcing a Brave timeout. It was down to the wire, but an attacking error from the Bulldogs gave Bradley the 26-24 victory. Schofield came out hot registering 8 of her kills in the opening set. “We knew Bradley is off to a historic start and playing with a lot of confidence,” McBroom said. “That first set, we thought we had them down and they kept coming back. I’m most proud of how we got better as the night went along. We stayed calm and composed.”Both teams were knotted early in the second set before Drake went on a 13-7 run and forced a timeout leading, 18-12. Unphased by the timeout, Drake came out with a convincing block from Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) and Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) and scored another point forcing the Braves to take another timeout with the Bulldogs leading, 20-12. The Braves did not go away as they rallied for an 8-3 run forcing a Bulldog timeout with the score tied 23-20. Schofield continued to carry the Bulldogs by registering her 11th kill of the match following the timeout. The Bulldog defense came through strong again, this time with Plock and Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa), to stop the Braves’ attack attempt and end the set, 25-20. Drake finished the match with10 team blocks, 7.5 of them coming from Tubbs, Plock and Fry.Following that set, Drake’s offense got into high gear, hitting .250 and .275 in the third and fourth sets with a 75 percent sideout percentage. The Bulldogs went on an 11-3 run in the third set, forcing a Brave timeout with the score at 19-11 and didn’t allow another Brave point as they closed the set 25-11. Bradley’s eight attacking errors combined with 13 Bulldog kills gave Drake the match victory in the fourth set bu a convincing 25-15 margin. Schofield and Cheek combined for 10 of those kills to put the set away easily.Drake continues its three-game homestand with a match against Illinois State Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. The Redbirds are 4-1 in the MVC after suffering their first loss of the conference season Friday night at UNI.”This is a tough homestand,” McBroom added. “Tomorrow will be a challenging match as well. There’s not easy match this weekend and we need to be hitting on all cylinders.”
Johannesburg, Saturday 17 October 2015 – Brand South Africa joins the country in congratulating the Springboks on their well-played match against Wales in the first quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup.Brand South Africa’s CEO Kingsley Makhubela said, “Congratulations Springboks! You spared no effort in proudly flying the South African flag on the field of Twickenham Stadium. As you carried the flag, you equally carried the hopes and hearts of the citizens of our country.“Your boldness, courage and fearlessness on the field is symbolic of the character of our nation and Brand South Africa salutes you as ambassadors of our country. We look forward to your next match and stand behind you,” concluded Mr Makhubela.
It’s not often that you see Microsoft ahead of the curve. Its recent history is replete with stubbed toes and dropped balls — such as, for instance, missing the early significance of the Internet. Or mobile. Or tablets.But the company’s news that it is opening up its Bing search engine to developers is a major clue that Microsoft thinks it’s onto something big. In short, Microsoft is staking out a major claim on the nascent Internet of Things, the term for an interconnected web of devices that will bring much more data and device control to users. If, that is, it ever works.(See also: What’s Holding Up The Internet Of Things)The Bing announcement at today’s Microsoft Build Conference specifically releases application programming interfaces (APIs) that third-party vendors can use to tie into the tools that make Bing function as a search engine. Bing’s team is now marketing Bing as a “search platform,” which is a rather grandiose term on the surface, but given the potential such a tool could have, it might actually be accurate.Bing Gets ConnectedTo understand where this potential comes from, it’s important to understand how Bing sees itself in comparison to Google. Most consumers see and use these search engines in the same way: search for X, get Y results. But the underlying motivation of the two tools is much different, according to Stefan Weitz, senior director of Bing.Bing’s engineers, explained Weitz, are building a database that is built on connections. Connections that not only rely on data in indexed links, but also on connections that lead to actions. If you search for a new hair stylist, for instance, one day the search engine could suggest an appointment time for you, based on your existing schedule.Google, Weitz argues, is building a search engine to optimize indexed links, all the better to serve Google’s advertising business. But that’s Weitz’s opinion, and it doesn’t take into account the recent progress Google has made in the areas of predictive search with Google Now and in natural interfacing with its voice search.Bing’s team claims that Bing is focusing on a broader database full of action-oriented connections. If that’s actually the case, then Bing could use such connections to make Internet-connected devices do things or to gather and transmit data that could then inform tasks carried out by other devices.This could be an extremely useful foundation for an Internet of Things — one in which devices could make decisions and take actions based on data gleaned via Bing.Steps Toward The Bing Of EverythingMany of these connection will presumably rely heavily on communication via natural-language interfaces, such as voice. Earlier this month, the Internet’s talking heads concluded that Apple burned Google by selecting Bing as a backup search engine for Apple’s mobile Siri app. But that might actually have been another clue to Microsoft’s ambitions, since interface data and subsequent refinements from Siri would go a long way toward turning Bing into a more action-oriented search platform.(That’s assuming, of course, that Apple is willing to share such data, which in general it hasn’t been.)In case you’re still not clear on what Microsoft is trying to achieve, Bing’s blog announcement today wasn’t exactly subtle: “Bing at Build 2013: Weaving an Intelligent Fabric.” Intelligent fabric is an oft-used metaphor associated with the Internet of Things that refers to an active knowledge base connected devices can utilize to function better.Microsoft seems to be the only major tech company that’s looking to make moves in this space right now. Google and IBM seem to be warming up to the notion, as are hardware vendors like Intel and AMD. But in terms of visibility, Microsoft just planted a flag in the unknown frontier of the Internet of Things to proclaim that it is here. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#Bing#Internet of Things#Microsoft Related Posts brian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…