Wasim Akram on how to bowl to Steven Smith: Follow your plans, not him!

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: Live HindustanAdvertisement 3zeoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsx7tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9h4o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3knj8oWould you ever consider trying this?😱92Can your students do this? 🌚2kqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan are set to kick off their World Test Championship in pretty adverse conditions as they face Australia away from home. The biggest ordeal that the new looking Pakistan attack will face is to topple the No.1 ranked Test batsman Steve Smith.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Live HindustanWasim Akram knows a thing or two about bowling to greats and he has offered his two cents to the bowling attack on the approach to bowl to the former Aussie skipper.The left-arm pacer feels that the bowlers cannot cloud their instinct and plans based on Smith’s movement or stance. Akram added:Advertisement “Concentrate on what you want, don’t follow his stance, his movement and go for your plans and not his”The former Pakistani pacer claimed that Smith is very different from all the greats he has bowled to over the course of his illustrious career.Advertisement Read Also:Sourav Ganguly reveals first 4 days of D/N Test has been sold outPETA honours Virat Kohli for animal empowerment Advertisementlast_img read more

Silvertips rock Kootenay Ice as Major Midget Hockey opens new season

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgSaturday, McCarrick snapped a 1-1 tie with his first of the season to lift the Silvertips to the opening-day win.McInnes, Jordan Topping, Bajkov and Gomerich also scored for North Island.Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook replied for Kootenay.Harrison Whitlock of Fruitvale was in goal for the Ice.Kootenay has a bye week before returning to action Saturday, October 6 in Kelowna to face the Okanagan Rockets in the first of a two-game series.Next home game is October 27 in Trail when the Thompson Blazers visit the Cominco Arena.The B.C. Major Midget League began play in 2004. The idea for the league was to provide the elite 15 to 17-year-old players in the province the opportunity to play against the top players with their own age group.The winner of the league has the chance to advance to the National Midget Championships.Team Kootenay is a collection of players from Cranbrook to Midway. Obviously not the start head coach Mario DiBella and the Kootenay Ice wanted.The North Island Silvertips got better as the games progressed as the Island rep stomped the Kootenay Ice 5-1 and 10-2 in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.The weekend series was the first games of the season for both teams.Sunday, Kootenay trailed North Island by a single goal after 20 minutes.But two special teams goals in the middle frame by Silvertips Nicolais Gomerich  — shorthanded — and Patrick Bajkov — his second of three in the game — on the power play was enough to turn the tables against Kootenay.Joe Surgenor scored twice for North Island with singles going to Curtis McCarrick, Liam Shaw, Grady McInnes and Trent Bell.Greyson Reitmeier of Nakusp and Dane Elphicke of Castlegar replied for the Ice. North Island held period leads of 2-1 and 6-2.last_img read more

Hunters concerned with supporters security

Posted On May 26 2020 by

first_imgIn response to concerns of the Hunters home games finishing at mid-evenings, the team management has scheduled the round 6 and 7 home games of the SP Hunters for 3pm.With that, the SP Hunters have mandated with the QLD and the Intrust Cup family to change the game day schedules to better complement its supporters which both the Townsville Blackhawks and the Redcliff Dolphins have agreed to, with the new game times for Round 6 and 9 home games.Therefore the new schedule is set as, for the round 6 game on Sunday April 16 against the Blackhawks  will be at 3pm at the NFS stadium and for the Round 9 game also on Sunday May 1 will also be played at the NFS stadium against the Redcliff Dolphins also set for 3pm.However, for the Round 7 home game against the Norths Devils, the game will remain at 6:30pm kickoff as the management is making sure that PMV transport will be available for patrons to return home safely.Hunter’s management is continuing the dialogue with all other home game teams to reach amicable agreement on match times.last_img read more

Warriors’ Curry to miss Christmas clash with Cavs due to ankle injury

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, limps off the court to the locker room in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss at least one more week with a sprained right ankle.Curry was evaluated by the team’s training staff Tuesday. The team says the ankle is healing well and Curry has been cleared to do modified on-court workouts. Curry will be evaluated again in one week when the team expects to have more clarity on when he can return to play.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bucks hold off Cavs despite James’ 39 points 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Golden State has won all five games since Curry injured the ankle on Dec. 4 at New Orleans.Curry will miss three games remaining this week, as well as the Christmas Day showdown against Cleveland before getting evaluated again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn other injury news, forward Draymond Green (right shoulder), guard Shaun Livingston (right knee) and center Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder) are questionable for Wednesday’s game against Memphis. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Media Urged to Sustain EVD Reporting

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgSeveral media executives and some civil society leaders have urged journalists, media practitioners and related entities to sustain their reporting on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia.Statements urging the media to press on in their Ebola coverage resonated during a one-day seminar featuring the presentation of a report compiled by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Liberia Media Center and the Center for Media Studies and Empowerment (CEMESP) in Monrovia on the media’s handling of the Ebola crisis.The three media institutions’ report targeted six independent newspapers that reflected extensive coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak and its ferocious spread across the country.Media executives informed the participants attending the seminar that the monitoring and review of Ebola coverage in the media was conducted in November 2014.They also explained that during the period under review 215 EVD stories were reported in the print media and several others in the electronic media in the country.The media monitoring also reflected that a majority of the Ebola related stories concentrated on the nation’s capital Monrovia and the greater Montserrado communities.The media report further pointed out that the media entities did not concentrate in areas many Liberians describe as ‘hard to reach counties’ particularly Grand Kru, Gbarpolu, River Gee and Sinoe.Regarding the level of professionalism exhibited by media entities in their EVD coverage, the group reported that the media generally maintained a relatively good level of professionalism in their coverage of the outbreak.The report also indicated that there were instances, especially during the peak of the disaster where some ethical considerations were disregarded.The group cited as an example the Daily Observer’s September 9, 2014 edition which published a commentary entitled ‘Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US DOD’ which was written by a Liberian plant pathologist Dr. Cyril Broderick.Scientific statistics released by the three media groups placed the independent Daily Observer newspaper at the top among local dailies for reporting 76 EVD stories and dedicating 28.6 pages in 12 publications.The media groups’ statistics placed Frontpage Africa second with 55 stories and 32 pages in 11 publications devoted to EVD. The New Democrat came in third place with 36 stories and 19.25 pages on EVD.Women’s Voices carried 28 stories in eight editions on 11.45 pages while the Informer newspaper accumulated in two publications 11 stories on 3.9 pages.In addition, the Public Agenda newspaper reported nine Ebola related stories in three publications investing 2.75 pages.In some interactions with seminar participants, it was revealed that strict travel curbs to heavily infected areas and high risk were responsible for the low coverage in some areas of the country.The participants however, thanked the organizers of the media monitoring initiative and underscored the urgent need for consideration of the logistical capacity of media representatives covering the post-Ebola virus challenges.PUL president Kamara A. Kamara urged the media to now concentrate on post-Ebola challenges in their reporting.He also advocated that journalists continue sensitizing residents, business entities and foreign nationals to observe the preventive measures issued by medical agencies and the Liberian Government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trackers heading to Fort McMurray for pair of games

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, A.B. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers are on their way to Fort McMurray this weekend, for a pair of games against the Midget Oil Barons.The Trackers are 2-0 against the Barons so far this season. The team previously beat Fort Mac 4-2 on October 22nd, and on November 5th by the score of 3-1.The Trackers got a tie and a loss in their last two games, on January 145th and 15th on home ice against Peace River and Grande Prairie.- Advertisement -The puck drops in Fort McMurray on Saturday night at 6:30 pm., and again on Sunday morning at 8:00. Both games will be streamed live on the Trackers’ Ustream page.last_img read more

West Ham close in on PSG teenage star

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage star Jean-Kevin Augustin West Ham are hoping to clinch the signing of Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage star Jean-Kevin Augustin for a nominal fee this month, according to reports in France.Augustin is rated one of the best young strikers in League 1, but is out of contract at the end of the season and looks set to leave the club after failing to get a chance under Laurent Blanc.Juventus, Roma, Benfica and Porto have all been linked with a move for the 17-year-old but Sam Allardyce could be in pole position to clinch his signature.The east London club are determined to bring in the best young talent and could be willing to make a cut-price deal this month even though he will be available as a free agent during the summer.last_img read more

Messi, Megan Rapinoe win FIFA Best Awards

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe pose with their FIFA Best trophies in Milan on September 24, 2019MILAN, Italy, Sep 24 – Lionel Messi won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday with Megan Rapinoe bagging the women’s prize to cap a historic year for the United States’ World Cup icon.Barcelona striker Messi’s victory in Milan was a surprise as he edged out Virgil Van Dijk, who won the UEFA player’s award last month after helping Liverpool to the Champions League last season. Juventus’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo had also been shortlisted for the award, but did not attend the ceremony as he lost out to his rival in the famous La Scala opera house.Both Messi, 32, and Van Dijk, 28, are now in the running for the coveted Ballon d’Or which will be announced on December 2.Rapinoe beat fellow World Cup winner Alex Morgan and England’s Lucy Bronze to the women’s title, with US coach Jill Ellis winning women’s coaching award.The 34-year-old Rapinoe won the Golden Boot for being top scorer and the Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup, and also became the face of the tournament for her outspoken views on US president Donald Trump.Messi was top scorer in the Champions League last season with 12 goals before Barcelona were dumped out by Liverpool in the semi-finals, Barca throwing away a three-goal first-leg lead with a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Anfield.The Argentine also won the European Golden Shoe after scoring 36 goals, won La Liga title with Barcelona and helped Argentina to bronze at 2019 Copa America.Van Dijk had been bidding to become just the second defender — after Italian Fabio Cannavaro in 2006 — to be recognised by FIFA as the world’s best player.And he missed out on completing a treble for Liverpool with manager Jurgen Klopp winning the men’s coach of the year award and Alisson Becker the goalkeeper prize.Klopp won the Champions League with Liverpool ahead of two other Premier League coaches — Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, who reached the European final, and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola.“It is great, nobody expected this 20, 10, five, four years ago that I would be standing here,” said the 52-year-old German who joined Liverpool in 2015.“I have to say thank you to my outstanding club Liverpool FC. Those who don’t love it don’t have a heart.“As a coach you can only be as good as your team. I’m really proud of being coach of such an incredible bunch of players.”Two-time women’s World Cup-winning coach Ellis, beat Dutch coach Sarina Wiegman, runner-up in France 2019, and England’s Phil Neville for the award.“The World Cup really was a showcase, the world fell even more in love with the game,” said 53-year-old Ellis, who will step down from the team in October.Romanian-born Hungarian forward Daniel Zsori won the Fifa Puskas Award for the best goal, beating strikes from Messi and Juan Fernando Quintero.The 18-year-old forward, on his debut, scored a spectacular overhead kick to win the game for his side Debrecen against Ferencvaros in stoppage time.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgDonegal’s famous amateur weatherman has predicted the county is set to shiver from a series of cold snaps this winter.Postman Michael Gallagher has said he is “99% sure” the country will suffer heavy falls of snow – before Christmas.Mr Gallagher, who makes his predictions by studying plants and animals, has written a best-selling book ‘Traditional Weather Signs”. In his first prediction this year, the postman says the country will shiver in the coming weeks.“I have never seen as many berries on the trees in the mountains and the birds are singing very loudly in recent days.“I have never seen as clear a day as I saw this week and that is not a good omen.“The abundance of berries is a sure sign that temperatures are going to plunge in the winter. We’re in for a cold one. And I’m 99% sure we’ll have plenty of snow,” he said. Mr Gallagher famously forced bookmaker Paddy Power to pay out more than €70,000 when he correctly predicted a white Christmas three years ago.However the forecaster from Glenfin says it is too early to say whether we are in for a white festive season.“I don’t think it will be as tough as a couple of years ago but it will get cold very soon.“I can’ say just yet if we will have a white Christmas but we’ll almost certainly have plenty of snow before Christmas. DONEGAL’S FAMOUS WEATHERMAN PREDICTS SNOW BEFORE CHRISTMAS! was last modified: October 23rd, 2012 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:CHristmasMichael Gallagherpredictionsnowlast_img read more

Nissan chief: Too early to back hybrid vehicles

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“At least admit I was the only guy saying, `Watch out, the consumer decides, don’t be excited about it,”‘ Ghosn said in an interview with reporters at the New York Auto Show. “I have some kind of satisfaction of being a little bit right on this one.” Ford Americas President Mark Fields said Wednesday that Ford decided to expand the incentives because it had proven popular in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, where they were first released. Ford doesn’t break out its hybrid Escape sales from traditional Escape sales, but Fields said March was the hybrid Escape’s best month since it was introduced last fall. Ghosn said some consumers are finding hybrids don’t save enough gas to justify their extra expense. Hybrids run alternately on gasoline or electricity. He said vehicles running on diesel or ethanol might hold more promise. Still, Nissan is on track to release a hybrid version of the Nissan Altima sedan later this year. Ghosn said the product makes business sense because of California’s air quality regulations. “I didn’t say I didn’t believe in it. I said it’s too early,” he said. J.D. Power and Associates predicts hybrids will make up 1.5 percent of sales this year, up only slightly from the same period last year even though there were more hybrid models on the market. J.D. Power predicts hybrids will make up nearly 5 percent of the market by 2013. That’s greater than current levels but far less than the 20 to 30 percent some analysts have predicted. Ghosn also took aim at incentives earlier Wednesday, saying they have diminished the value of vehicles through constant discounting and bland design. Ghosn said incentive spending has been going down in recent months, but automakers still spent $3,500 per vehicle on incentives in 2005. That was money that wasn’t being invested in good design or new vehicles, he said. “You’d be hard-pressed to name another industry in which so much emphasis is placed on discounting to move products,” Ghosn said at the opening of media preview days at the New York Auto Show. According to Edmunds.com, an online vehicle information service, Nissan spent an average of $2,314 per vehicle in March. That was less than the average of $3,205 per vehicle at U.S. manufacturers, but almost $1,000 more than Toyota Motor Corp. Ghosn said some manufacturers are churning out too many vehicles that are too similar just to keep their factories operational, and “the customer gets the message that those products are not worth the prices printed on their stickers.” “Manufacturers must reawaken passion for cars and trucks and restore the value to the minds of our customers,” he said. Ghosn said Nissan increased its U.S. market share by offering well-designed vehicles that got an emotional response from buyers, like the Nissan Murano crossover and Infiniti G35 sedan.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said Wednesday he feels vindicated that hybrids could be seeing a sales slowdown, since he has repeatedly warned that it is too early to fully back the technology. Ghosn also said Nissan employees have been given another month to decide whether they want to move from Southern California to the company’s new U.S. headquarters in Nashville. Employees now must tell the company by May 1 whether they plan to move this summer. Ghosn said the long-term financial and organizational benefits of the move outweigh the short-term disruption. He downplayed the problems the move will cause, saying Nissan has received 20,000 applications from people interested in working in Nashville. Ford Motor Co. said last week it would offer zero-percent financing on the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrids nationwide. Ghosn said hybrids already are money-losers for automakers because of the expense of developing them, so to put incentives on top of that indicates hybrid sales are slow. last_img