Sakshi Dhoni weighs in on the bromance between Hardik Pandya and MS!

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgAdvertisement e0mqrNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vswz9gaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eyj4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0Would you ever consider trying this?😱67o2Can your students do this? 🌚8n6uRoller skating! Powered by Firework The wife of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sakshi Dhoni weighed in on the bromance between Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni in Instagram. The star all rounder of India, Hardik Pandya posted an image in Instagram with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ziva. Pandya told that he was missing the little one and the big guy too.Advertisement The message of Sakshi Dhoni in the reply was certainly heartwarming. According to the wife of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya also have a house in Ranchi and he should not forget it. Hardik Pandya was overwhelmed with the response and replied that he knew it.Advertisement The off field relationship between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya is as sweet as on field one. Hardik Pandya is currently out of the Indian Cricket Team as he is undergoing recovery from his lower back issue. Few days back he had a small surgery and it was successful.On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not playing for India after the heart breaking defeat against New Zealand in the semifinal of the World Cup. It is not known that he will ever again play for India or not. However, his memories will certainly be there with the cricketers.Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Fantasy Prediction Advertisementlast_img read more


Darren Sammy claims he was racially abused at Sunrisers Hyderabad: Irfan Pathan replies!

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/YouTubeAdvertisement 4jnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1t3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eeja( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g36klgWould you ever consider trying this?😱bsz0cCan your students do this? 🌚319p28Roller skating! Powered by Firework There have been a number of instances when a sportsperson has faced discrimination just becuase of their skin colour. Even with the presence of many anti-racism campaigns such as FIFA’s ‘Say No to Racism’, players across all sports have often been victims of racial abuses. Such is also the case of West Indies Darren Sammy, who has revealed about facing racism along with Thisara Perera of Sri Lanka during their spell with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, and former Team India icon Irfan Pathan responds!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/YouTubeFollowing the death of George Floyd by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has started protests and movements in USA and many other countries, to raise voice against racism. Like many other sportspersons, Darren Sammy took to social media to show his support for the cause, and has also shared his own account of enduring racism.“After I found out a meaning of a certain word, I had said I was angry on finding out the meaning and it was degrading, instantly I remembered when I played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, I was being called exactly the same word which is degrading to us black people,” Sammy referred to himself and Thisara Perera being called ‘kalu’ by his Sunrisers teammates, the word which means ‘black’ in Hindi and is often used to refer to a dark skinned person.Advertisement “I did not know what it meant, every time I was called with that word, there was laughter at that moment, I thought teammates are laughing so it must be something funny,”  Sammy added. Check out the whole video below-Sammy was a member of the SRH squad in both 2013 and 2014 Season, sharing the dressing room with Irfan Pathan, the former Indian all rounder who has said that he was unaware of such an incident.“If something like that would have happened then it would have come to notice or a team discussion would have happened on the topic. I am not aware of any such incident and he (Sammy) has to take responsibility for his comments,” the 35 year old spoke to Indian Express.However, Pathan didn’t dismiss the fact that such instances have happened in the Indian cricket scene.“But at the same time, we need to educate our people because I’ve seen them (racial jibes) in domestic cricket. Some of our cricketers from the south, especially, have faced that in the northern and western parts of the country, though I don’t want to name anyone,” he added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Shreyas Iyer: I have ‘sealed’ number 4 spot in Indian batting orderSerie A could finish Champion-less due to Covid-19 pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more


Stable Notes By Ed Golden – Friday, February 14, 2020

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_img7 Flavien Prat95 48% 19% 5 28% (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 9) 3 15% Brian Koriner27 21% $527,877 ITM% 4 17% Geovanni Franco52 23 $719,002 25% 20% 20% 3rd 10 John Sadler46 7 5 4 $134,741 2 65% 4 1 10% 19% 50% 10% 12 Jorge Velez95 5 17% 35% $1,010,861 Michael McCarthy27 4 $501,347 45% 40% 19 22 Tiago Pereira71 37% Mike Puype24 $199,381 TrainerSts $93,962 17 Mark Glatt41 14% 10 2 $155,312 36% 1 Edwin Maldonado43 3 4 9 $1,252,222 38% $546,381 Umberto Rispoli75 4 24% 5 Agapito Delgadillo40 17% $399,191 1 CHAMP STORM THE COURT COULD GO IN SAN FELIPE 7 2 21% 46% TIZ THE LAW LEADS WHITE’S KENTUCKY DERBY LIST Jeff Bonde16 45% $533,387 $129,941 5 5 $289,821 8 5 Aaron Gryder28 10 13% $1,564,114 J.C. Diaz, Jr.52 6 9 68% 43% 26% 56% Bob Baffert50 6 15 7 6 15% 41% 2 7 5 14 2 22 Craig Anthony Lewis29 $266,301 4 8 $267,281 35% 10% $1,178,952 10 7 3 13 5 2 Brice Blanc26 $150,271 Assael Espinoza30 14% SANTA ANITA OAKS LOOMS FOR VENETIAN HARBOR 19% 45% 30% 4 $469,967center_img $143,184 $553,728 3 3 19 9 Peter Miller46 46% 2nd Jose Valdivia, Jr.31 3 6 Money Won Richard Mandella25 $781,076 16 Mike Smith33 6 52% 11% $173,595 3 Hector O. Palma21 4 JockeyMts 6 16 2 12 Mario Gutierrez61 ITM% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 6 12 $651,800 7 8 5 4 56% 2 Doug O’Neill65 46% 11 8 7 9% 5 Philip D’Amato56 12% 11 6 48% 13% 12% 26 Abel Cedillo147 11% 1 $755,004 7 $238,562 Richard Baltas73 12 1 26% 1st 55% $530,705 35% 5 15% 2 39% $450,240 41% HARD NOT TO LOVE ‘EYES’ SANTA MONICA VICTORY 34% 5 31% 23% CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED THE PLAN FOR SANTA MONICAHard Not to Love, the one-eyed filly who has become the feel-good story of the meet, is favored to win for the fifth time in six career starts when she faces four rivals in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs.Trainer John Shirreffs says the four-year-old bay is “training very well for the race, she looks good and she feels good.”Hard Not to Love lost her left eye when kicked by another horse as a youngster and has had to deal with that disability, which led to anxiety that has been alleviated thanks to unflagging dedication by Shirreffs and her regular rider, Mike Smith.“We’ll have to get around that a bit in the post parade,” Shirreffs said. “I’ll see if we can get permission from the stewards to have someone walk with her on the track around the turn and she’ll be OK.”Dispelling any misconception that Hard Not to Love was named after losing her left eye, Shirreffs clarified that wasn’t the case. Her moniker was derived prior to the accident from a combination of the names of her sire, Hard Spun, and her dam, Loving Vindication.As to strategy, Shirreffs is hopeful there will be ample pace for Hard Not to Love. “That would help,” he said, “because in the La Brea (a 2 ¼-length win coming from ninth and last), there was a lot of speed and she closed into it.”Streaking stakes winner Queen Bee to You, who grabbed a quarter winning the La Canada Stakes that caused her to miss the Santa Monica, is scheduled to breeze tomorrow for the Spring Fever Stakes on Feb. 23, which trainer Andrew Lerner hopes will lead to the Grade I Beholder Mile on March 14.The Santa Monica, race eight of nine with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Road Rager, Aaron Gryder, 30-1; Zusha, Tiago Pereira, 12-1; Lady Ninja, Abel Cedillo, 2-1; Hard Not to Love, Mike Smith, 6-5; and Mother Mother, Flavien Prat, 8-5.SANTA ANITA OAKS LIKELY FOR VENETIAN HARBORSanta Anita training leader Richard Baltas has all options open for runaway Las Virgenes Stakes winner Venetian Harbor, but the likelihood is the daughter of Munnings will remain here for the Grade II Santa Anita Oaks on April 4 before heading to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks on May 1.“We’re nominated for everything, including the Ashland (April 4 at Keeneland),” said Baltas, who leads all trainers with 19 wins through 23 days of the Winter Meet. “But right now, we’re planning on running here. We’ll see how she’s doing.”EURTON MULLS SAN FELIPE, REBEL FOR STORM THE COURTPeter Eurton is satisfied with Eclipse champion Storm the Court’s three-year-old debut despite it being a fourth in the San Vicente Stakes last Sunday.“He got a lot out of that,” the trainer said. “I like how he came out of it, too. We’ll see how he goes and ponder our next race, but it could be four weeks, five weeks (from now). It could be here in the San Felipe (March 7) or possibly the Rebel (March 14 at Oaklawn Park).“We’ll see how it goes. It’s a long way until the Kentucky Derby (May 2).”Royal Act, another of Eurton’s Triple Crown hopefuls who was second in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 1, is scheduled to work tomorrow with his next race undetermined.TIZ THE LAW TOPS WHITE’S KENTUCKY DERBY CONTENDERSFollowing are Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White’s latest Top 10 Kentucky Derby horses: 1. Tiz the Law, 2. Nadal, 3. Thousand Words, 4. Dennis’ Moment, 5. Honor A.P., 6. Authentic, 7. Sole Volante, 8. Maxfield, 9. Storm the Court and 10. Anneau d’Or.FINISH LINES: Santa Anita’s leading jockey (26 wins) Joel Rosario took off his scheduled two mounts today . . .Thomas Trullier makes his United States riding debut in today’s first race aboard first-time starter Sassy and Hot for trainer Leonard Powell, for whom the 19-year-old Frenchman has been working the past two-and-a-half months. “He won 65 races in France where he was the top apprentice but rides with no weight allowance here,” pointed out bilingual agent Derek Lawson, who represents fellow Frenchman Flavien Prat. Trullier is set to return to France tomorrow . . . Doug O’Neill is back home after a sojourn in Dubai with assistant Leandro Mora, who remains there with a string of O’Neill runners. “It went well and it’s beautiful over there,” O’Neill said, “but Santa Anita is equally as beautiful. We had a good time there, they treated us well, but I’m happy to be back and looking forward to a good week of racing here.” . . . This from Santa Anita linemaker Jon White via Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee: Got Stormy, fourth as the 1-5 favorite in the Grade III Endeavor at Tampa Bay Downs last Saturday, came out of the race in good order and was back at Ocala with Mark Casse. The trainer said he would soon be sending her to Palm Meadows, where she would prepare for a start against males in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf at Santa Anita March 7 . . . Bob Baedeker of Live Your Dream Racing Stable and Thoroughbred owner Alfred “Sonny” Pais will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, 11:20 a.m. in the XBTV studio . . . Congrats to trainer Paddy Gallagher, who ended an oh for 15 schneid with three winners Sunday . . . No joke!! Santa Anita’s inaugural “That’s a Stretch” comedy event, to be hosted by Hornblower Jay Cohen in the Chandelier Room Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., is completely sold out . . . There will be special holiday racing on Presidents’ Day, Monday, which also is Dollar Day, with beer and soda on sale for a buck apiece and hot dogs for $2. First post time is 12:30 p.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for February 14th, 2020XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on February 14th, 2020Quick Questions With Exercise Rider Shane ConlonDay in the Life With Exercise Rider and Valet Manny AvilaWORKOUTS:Roadster (Outside) and Paint Me Lucky (Baffert) 2-13-20Jolie Olimpica (Outside) and Littlefirefighter (Mandella) 2-13-20Liberal (Gallagher) 2-13-20Eight Rings (Baffert) 2-13-20Instagrand (Chatlos) 2-11-20Queen Bee to You (Lerner) 2-11-20McKinzie (Outside) and Dessman (Baffert) 2-11-20Gift Box (Sadler) 2-11-20 $1,283,334 $220,541 28% 5 Money Won 32% 37% 11% 5 19% 13% 41% 7 11% 63% Robert Hess, Jr.24 1st Drayden Van Dyke82 Victor Espinoza34 $221,045 Andrew Lerner22 39% 22 46% $1,320,864 Win% 3 3 3 7 4 $261,562 4 1 4 $316,951 17 7 3 19 3rd Joel Rosario102 Win% Steve Knapp28 $254,180 50% 13% 2nd 43% 10 5 10 4 14 Ruben Fuentes53 $271,262 Jeff Mullins29last_img read more


Spurs chiefs worry axing Pochettino will benefit rivals as Man Utd and Real circle

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgAngry Poch claimed there were “different agendas in the squad” following the defeat on penalties to League Two opposition.That includes the fact Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are all out of contract at the end of this campaign.The club were also willing to listen to offers for Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier over the summer.2 Tottenham have failed to agree a deal with Christian EriksenCredit: EPASpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is to blame and not keeper Loris Karius for his performance against Liverpool WORRIED Tottenham chiefs fear rivals will benefit if they pull the plug on their manager Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to give Poch time to turn around a dismal start to the campaign.2 Daniel Levy wants to give Poch time to turn their bad patch of form aroundCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Argie coach would get the four years left on his contract paid up if he is axed.And more importantly, he would also walk into his next job without compensation going to the club he started rebuilding five seasons ago.Real Madrid and Manchester United are long-term admirers of the 47-year-old coach and both have managers under scrutiny.Zinedine Zidane has struggled with poor results this season after returning to the Spanish giants.While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a huge battle to get United into the top four of the Premier League.Pochettino’s stock is still high at Europe’s top clubs after his work at Spurs since getting appointed in 2014 from Southampton.But Tuesday’s shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of minnows Colchester underlined the problems at the club since reaching the Champions League final last season.last_img read more


Murray yet to commit to Wimbledon after first comeback win

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Murray returned last week at the Queen’s Club and lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round.He said if he believes his body can handle Grand Slam best-of-five-set matches, then he’ll play at Wimbledon, where he’s won twice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“If I don’t, then obviously I won’t play,” Murray said. “I’m coming back from a very serious injury which is not easy.“I’m not putting any pressure on myself to make that decision after one match here or two matches, because I don’t need to. I can decide when I want. Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates defeating Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka on day two of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, south England, Monday June 25, 2018. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)EASTBOURNE, England — After his first win in nearly a year, Andy Murray wasn’t ready to commit to playing at Wimbledon next week.Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 at the Eastbourne International on Monday in the second match of his comeback from long-term hip problems.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pliskova broke again in the final game, sealing the match when Pavlyuchenkova hit the ball long.Giorgi won the first two games against Wozniacki but that was to prove a false dawn for the Italian as three successive double faults appeared to shake her confidence and she lost the next six games and the first set, which Wozniacki sealed with a delightful shot down the line.Wozniacki broke Giorgi at the start of the second set and the Danish player looked in impervious form as she stormed on to take the match, winning when Giorgi hit a forehand into the net.Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska was one of a number playing first-round matches and the Polish player beat Timea Babos 6-3, 6-1.Kristina Mladenovic of France beat local hope Heather Watson 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The match with Nick was two hours, 45 minutes, and the slams, you have to be prepared for four hours. That (against Kyrgios) obviously could have gone another couple of sets potentially, and I didn’t feel great the following day.”Wawrinka, coming back from his own long-term knee injury, contributed to his downfall with an erratic serve. He hit eight aces but double-faulted four times, including on match point.Murray’s last success came in the fourth round of Wimbledon on July 10, 2017, when he was No. 1.“I thought the first set I played well, second set was a little bit patchy at times, a bit nervous towards the end.“When you’ve not played for the best part of a year, closing out the match against someone like Stan, who I’ve had lots of great matches with — tough, tough guy to play against — was tough. But delighted to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments He next faces second-seeded Kyle Edmund, who overtook him as the British No. 1 while he was injured.Another Briton is also through to the second round, after Jay Clarke beat Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-4, 6-1.It was the teenager’s first ATP Tour win and his first victory over a player in the top 100. Harrison is ranked 58th.Also through was sixth-seeded David Ferrer.In the women’s draw, defending champion Karolina Pliskova survived a scare to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the third round.Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, last year’s runner-up, had an easier passage as she beat Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2.Pliskova had never lost a set to Pavlyuchenkova in five previous meetings but the Czech player struggled in the second set before prevailing 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.The second-seeded Pliskova hit nine aces in the first set and seemed on her way to another comfortable victory.However, Pavlyuchenkova broke immediately in the second set and, although the Russian was broken back, she broke Pliskova’s serve again and two successive errors from her opponent saw her level on sets.But there was to be no upset as Pliskova broke in the third game of the third set and, after saving a break point in the next game, she never looked back.last_img read more


The First Stone

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgMy wife and I had a friend, Samson Rightfoot, whose wife, Dorothy Rightfoot, left him three years ago.The experience depressed him that he had hallucinated about ending his life, but we realized that though at the age of 35, he had much more to live for.“You have much to be happy about,” my wife told him, “hold yourself together.”“I’ve worked for the last five years,” he sobbed, and my wife had fought back a tear that was betraying her.“I know how much your wife meant to you,” I added my voice in consolation. “We’ll be with you all the way.” My friend had lifted his head and gazed directly at me. It was a delight for my family to be useful to a depressed soul. I felt, however, disturbed that a family man of more than ten years would sink into disrepair, but considering my own love for my wife and our two children, I felt pity for his condition.I was learning much more from the weakness of human nature, for here was a man who had devoted his life to the progress of his family and when that forward march was interrupted and the one who meant a lot to him left unceremoniously, he sunk into utter hopelessly. What crime could one commit to bring him such humiliation and disappointment! I was not judge on human nature, but I felt extremely disturbed and examined how far my family had come. I argued with myself that the situation could be reversed for he was like one of those living dead roaming in Monrovia searching for life’s meaning, but sadly their misfortunes had been greater than their fortune, and they simply lived for the day.Samson was a jovial fellow, and I remember fairly well his positive response after we examined his situation, one Sunday evening.“I appreciate both of your concerns for me,” Rightfoot said, smiling.“That’s what friends are for,” I said, and my wife, Elizabeth Bluecross, nodded to reassure him that we meant well.“Sam,” Rightfoot said, “it takes friends to make friends and truly speaking, I am overwhelmed,” his eyes filled with tears, and I moved in to console him.I held his hands together and squeezed them, with a comment, “Don’t give up, dear friend.”My response forced a grin and a laugh from my friend, and we all laughed, including my wife.“We need each other sometimes, Sam,” I pleaded, with a look of concern on my face.“I had loved her with everything,” my friend moaned, wiping his face with the back of his right hand.I said, “You are welcome to our home and though New Kru Town has its own minuses and pluses, come here whenever you need someone to even talk to.”With his eyes filled with tears, Samson extended his right hand and I grabbed it, as we pumped it for a while, before he eased his grip and I followed suit.That evening, Sam got the best entertainment from us and before he left, my wife managed, with my agreement, to push some money into his pocket, to enable him reach Logan Town.When his troubles began, Samson resorted to heavy drinking that took a toll on him and our swift intervention, and his eventual realization that we were there for him and rescued him from his what have been his dissent into what many in our Logan Town community saw as his journey into the abyss of despair and hopelessness.In the course of time, Samson discovered his jovial self. He became a frequent visitor to our home, as we had instructed him to do.In all fairness, Samson was an amiable fellow and I was particularly grateful that I was able to use my influence on my wife to help another soul. We showed him every bit that we wanted him to know we cared for, and about him.“What we are doing for you,” I told him during one of his visits, “means our love and with Christ’s directive to lend a hand when a brother is down.” My response elicited a smile from my friend, and he was forced to reply, “Sam, it will be better for you to take the Cross.”“I was not meant to be a preacher,” I confessed, “but maybe one day, when the Lord wills it, I will be.”We all laughed over it.I knew that life had a way of punishing people, and particularly with the increasing number of family problems; one would always need another’s shoulder to cry on.  Many people fail to work through their problems; they would not even make an attempt to find a workable solution, and as a result, they contribute to their own misery and would make it seem as though the family arrangement would always be on a try and error basis. There have been others who have blamed the divine, as their problems worsened, they have looked into the heavens and blamed the creator for their troubles. There are still others who have directed their failures on their relatives, since it is so easy to blame an old relative when life’s troubles begin to hurt so much.The recent report that the deadly Ebola virus has affected ‘some’ people in Liberia and the manner the news was publicized in the country created much apprehension that I wondered what preventive measures were clearly necessary to fight back. I was not particularly pleased with the kind of preventive measures announced by health officials, if at all it was honestly discovered in the part of the country where travelers from Guinea used as their transit point, but I knew it was someone’s job to get the message across and since they chose to broadcast it with the emotion of fear, well so be it.We discussed particular about information that two days after sample tissues of the five persons allegedly affected with the deadly Ebola virus returned from Paris, France, and it was announced that at least two of the dead had had the virus my friend Samson Rightfoot came to my house, visiting with my family as usual.As we sat to talk, we joked about the unnecessary tension the confirmation of the virus’ presence in Liberia had raised, and later my wife suggested that we should get something to drink and some food from a nearby shop, since it was a Saturday, and the day was wasting away, slowly.It was a good thing and I decided to rush to the nearby shop to get something for all of us.“I think I should go with you,” Samson said, but I felt he should not bother. I just wanted him to feel at home.“Just wait right here,” I said, “I will be back with the drinks.”“A couple of stouts will be fine with me,” he told me, and I nodded my consent.He did not appreciate my refusal for him to go along with me, but I insisted, because I knew it was my duty to make him more comfortable anytime he was around my family. So I left him with my wife.The location of our house sat across a smaller road, jutting toward the main trunk road. The house’s windows were located in opposite, but awkward positions that one could be coming from either of the two windows, without anyone in the room being aware.It took me about twenty five minutes to get the drinks from a center just across from the nearby Plaza Cinema. I was approaching towards one of the windows, and to my shock, I saw what I thought it happening in a dream; or like it was happening in a movie.My friend Samson was in close contact with my wife, and as I approached, the two held each other in an uncompromising posture that filled me with disgust and anger.Perhaps it was the reality of ‘thirty days for rogue, and one day for master’ and as the couple did not notice my presence, I stood watching them painfully till they ended up their passionate kiss.It was rather too late for them to have claimed any of the many things as the reasons for their intimate closeness and fumbling and betrayal.   The moment they saw me, they let each other loose and over-reacted so violently that in a few seconds, my friend began to sweat.At the store, along with the drinks I bought several tins of corn beef, some loaves of Fula bread. I placed them on the table before my faithful wife and wonderful friend.“How was it while I was gone?” I said, and it was like torture to both of them, but my friend mustered some courage.“Everything was fine,” he said, in a voice that betrayed his sincerity, lowering his head and avoiding my gaze.I said, “Ok, what about you Honey?” My wife, who had her head down, could not raise it to look directly into my face, and though I was enjoying the torture, I felt sorry for them.It became apparent to me that the uneasiness was so overpowering that Samson wanted to find an excuse and save himself the painful memory of the tragic scene that he knew I had openly witnessed.“It was fine,” my wife managed to say, and began to move towards the kitchen.Grabbing one of the Fula bread, I said to my wife, “Honey, give me one of the butcher knives from the counter.”Suddenly, she said, “What for?” And my friend Samson’s face turned sharply to me, but he could not utter a word.“I just need a butcher knife,” I said derisively, “I left my faithful wife with my true friend to get something from the store. I returned and I need a butcher knife, and you don’t want to give it to me?”“You don’t need a butcher knife to slice bread,” Samson retorted with a grin and avoided my gaze.“You’re right,” I said, “but did anything go wrong here?” I was in control of the ugly scenario. I had the instinct for vengeance but I realized that there was a part of me that was seeking forgiveness for them and for myself. After all I had an occasion to expound and encourage my friend about the forgiveness and kindness of God. I even told him about the comfort that the Messiah encouraged all his followers to demonstrate towards each other. While examining these issues, my friend had fortunately exited the house without my knowledge. By then my wife was in tears.Surprisingly, I felt tears in my eyes, too, for who would deliberately cut off the hands the feed him as my friend Samson had done? I then became convinced that many people employ the first years of their lives to make the rest miserable. The weakness in human nature returned to me but then I was determined to hold on to the belief that we are responsible for our actions. Because forgiveness does not mean the reversal of the status quo, for the fact is you have to deal with the consequences of your action, as my friend eventually came to learn the hard way, though I searched in my heart to forgive him.But, regarding my wife, I knew we got together for the worst or the best and I was, may be denying myself the chance to find a way to payback. I knew life must move on with forgiveness, I remembered Christ’s admonition, “Cast the first stone if you are not a sinner.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


PRRD Newsletter for December 2008

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Gooners not convinced with this decision from Wenger – ‘lost it’?

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgBournemouth v Arsenal is live on talkSPORTArsenal fans were not convinced by manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to start Mathieu Flamini in midfield at Bournemouth.It’s a game the Gunners must win to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester to five points.But even though the midfielder picked up a booking shortly after the game began, Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Here, talkSPORT looks at some tweets from Gooners pre-match. 1 Mathieu Flamini was the cause of anger from Arsenal fans when it was revealed he was starting against Bournemouth last_img read more


NEW SIGNAGE ERECTED TO MARK LETTERKENNY TIDY TOWNS SUCCESS

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first_imgSign 2: Letterkenny Municipal District Mayor Cllr Gerry McMonagle (second left) with fellow councillors (l-r): James Pat McDaid, Jimmy Kavanagh, Liam Blaney, Ian McGarvey and Michael McBride at the official unveiling of the new Letterkenny Tidy Town signage last Monday.Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Gerry McMonagle with council colleagues, staff and Letterkenny Tidy Towns and Chamber of Commerce committee members at the official unveiling of the new signage last Monday. FEATURES: New ‘Letterkenny Tidy Towns Sign/ Ireland’s Tidiest Town’ signage to mark the recent success have been erected at strategic locations around the town.Mayor and elected members of Letterkenny Municipal District along with representatives from the Letterkenny Tidy Towns group, the local Chamber of Commerce as well as officials from Donegal County Council were on hand on Monday to officially unveil this signage which will be used to welcome visitors to Ireland’s tidiest town. It also recognises the hard work of the local Tidy Towns group and residents associations in achieving this accolade.Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District said the new signage was a vote of confidence in the town and recognition of all the work done down the years to achieve this tremendous success.He added that it was hoped the success would contribute to the continuing drive to attract visitors to the area and encourage the maintenance of the Tidy Town standards set in 2015.    NEW SIGNAGE ERECTED TO MARK LETTERKENNY TIDY TOWNS SUCCESS was last modified: November 23rd, 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more


MAN WHO CLAIMED HE KNEW ‘KING NIDGE’ AND FRIENDS FINED €400

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first_imgA man who warned Gardai that he knew ‘King Nidge’ from the hit RTE show Love/Hate has been fined €400.Letterkenny Court.Keith Rooney was arrested by Gardai while on a stag party with friends in Letterkenny. Gardai had been called when Rooney was remonstrating with security staff at Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny on November 15th last.When Gardai arrived, Rooney said he knew ‘King Nidge’ and his friends in Drogheda and Ballymun.Rooney, 25, from 14 Lavin Park, Tullyallen, Co Louth, was charged with being intoxicated and refusing to comply with the directions of Gardai.Judge Paul Kelly asked Rooney is he knew that King Nidge was a fictional character and if his friends in Drogheda “were real or imaginary.”Rooney, who works making tanks for oil rigs, replied that they too were imaginary.His solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had too much too drink while out on a stag party.He added that Rooney’s remarks about “King Nidge’ were meant to be amusing rather than abusive.Judge Kelly ordered Rooney to pay €400 to the Irish Wheelchair Association, struck out the charges but warned him to “watch yourself.”MAN WHO CLAIMED HE KNEW ‘KING NIDGE’ AND FRIENDS FINED €400 was last modified: December 1st, 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:donegaldrunkGardaiKeith RooneyKing NidgeletterkennyVoodoo NIghtlcublast_img read more