…as President vows to topple “mother of all crimes”President David Granger’s recent pronouncement that his Government intends to legally dent the narco trade in Guyana, is being described by General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and former Security Minister, Clement Rohee as rhetoric.PPP General Secretary Clement RoheePresident David GrangerPresident Granger during the recording of his weekly telecast – The Public Interest – said that drug trafficking is a key antecedent of crime and he pledged to bring it to an end.Guyana is regarded as a key trans-shipment point for drugs and according to the President this is helping to fuel the country’s spiralling crime situation. While acknowledging that it is not the only factor for crime, the president said that once illegal drug continues to enter Guyana, it would be very difficult to control crime.The president, while dismissing the notion that his government did very little during its 16 months in office, Granger said that it is unfair to look at just the last 16 months, adding that “You cannot ignore the fact that this has built up over the last 16 years.”He went on to highlight that his administration thus far has established the National Anti-Narcotic Agency under Major General (ret’d) Michael Atherly and has been engaging the National Security Committee, which he (the President) chairs on a more frequent basis.“We have set up the institutions. The National Drug Strategy is being re-issued. We are conducting investigations into an aircraft coming into our airspace and taking other measures to make sure that narco-trafficking comes to an end. I personally chair the National Security Committee every week. We won’t take extreme measures but we are definitely going to bring narco-trafficking to an end,” Granger said, adding that the National Security Committee has been examining activities and initiatives for the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), the anti-narcotics unit of the police, GRA and Customs.However, the President said that the law enforcement agencies lack the necessary resources to fight the drug trade.“We do not have the resources. We do not have the aircraft to patrol our borders, we do not have the ships to patrol our sea space, we do not have the vehicles to control the land space to bring these crimes to an end but we are working on it. We are trying to help the police be able to get where the crimes occur,” he said.However, Rohee during a Monday press conference at his PPP Headquarters, Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown, said that the President was only making excuses for his administration’s failure to fight crime, pointing to Barry Dataram fleeing the jurisdiction undetected, just before a city magistrate handed down a hefty fine and a jail sentence on him for trafficking in almost 300 pounds of cocaine.“I have this to say, if drug-trafficking is the mother of all crimes, then Granger’s administration is the father of all excuses,” Rohee declared.He said President Granger should move from “speculation and hypothetical propositions” about the sources of crime in a Guyana context and present the statistics and the evidence to justify his assumption.“He hasn’t done so; yet he is bold enough to make these reckless statements,” Rohee argued.The former Security Minister said the President, a former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), is gloating about the establishment of a National Anti-Narcotics Agency; his weekly meetings of the National Security Committee; the establishment of a US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Office here and the re-launch of the National Drug Strategy Masterplan, yet Dataram was able to escape.“If Mr Granger couldn’t stop Dataram from escaping how will he bring an end to Narco-trafficking?” Rohee asked.He also raised a number of questions regarding how Dataram managed to flee the country: “Who facilitated him with fake documents? Was a deal cut in exchange for his escape? How come law enforcement knew that he crossed the Corentyne River to Suriname, and that he did not go to Brazil or Venezuela? How did he manage to elude Operation Dragnet? How come he was able to know when and where road blocks were set-up and to avoid them?”Rohee described the escape as “a shame and disgrace.”He also took the President to task over his declaration that the local law enforcement was ill-equipped to tackle crime and the drug trade, but is not using his office to procure the necessary equipment of which he spoke.“While they were in the opposition, they pressed for these items to be procured for law enforcement, however, now that they are in the government there is nothing stopping them from buying these items for law enforcement. Again, all we are hearing are excuses and more excuses from the father of all excuses,” Rohee said.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made additional appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Youth and Sports, Booker Washington Institute, Harbel College and the John F. Kennedy Medical Center. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable, an Executive Mansion release has said. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the President appointed Mr. Dehpue Zuo , Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Integration and Cllr. Deweh Gray, Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs. The President named Mr. Ennish L. Fahnbulleh, Assistant Superintendent for Development, Grand Cape Mount County and Mr. Jumah Gull, Superintendent, Suehn-Mecca District, Bomi County of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.Mr. Lance Gbargoyon was named Deputy Minister for Youth Development and Ms. Kula Fofana, Assistant Minister for Youth Services of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.Members of the Board of Directors of Booker Washington Institute appointed by the President include the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Ministry of Youth & Sports and an alumnus of the BWI Alumni Association.Also appointed to BWI’s Board of Directors are National Social Security and Welfare Corporation,Firestone Plantation Company, a representative of Margibi County Administration, Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Institutional Historian and prominent businessmen H. E. Upjit Singh Sachdeva (Jeety), Mr. Bill Morris, Mr. Cherif Abdallah and Mr. Ezzat Eid. Also named to the BWI Board are Mr. Alexander Cummings, Eminent Liberian and the Institute’s Principal and CEO as Secretary to the Board.Harbel College Board of Trustees appointed by the President includes Mr. David S. Menyongar, Chair and Ms. Regina Benson, Mr. B. McCarthy Weh, II and Msgr. Dr. Gabriel B. Jubwe as Community Members. Others are Dr. Michael Slawon of the National Commission on Higher Education, Hon. Jim W. Tornonlah and Hon. Edward Karfiah both representing County Authority.The rest of the Trustees are Mr. Wil Bako Freeman and Cllr. Winleta Anynn Henries of Firestone Plantation Company. The Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center comprises several Statutory Members which are the Ministry of Health as Chair and the ministries of Finance and Development Planning, Justice and Education.The Chief Medical Officer of the Center, the Dean of the Medical School, University of Liberia, the President of the Liberia Nurses Association and the President of the Liberia Medical and Dental Association have also been appointed to JFK’s Board.Non-Permanent Members to that Board include Ms. Eliza Thomas, Ms. Nadu Cooper, Mr. Joash T. Hodges, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Oscar Bloh, representing Civil Society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
ATHLETICS supporters in the county are celebrating again after Letterkenny’s Brendan Boyce today qualified to compete in the London Olympics next summer.He achieved the Olympic qualification standard in the 50km walk in Nuamburg, Germany.Brendan achieved a personal best of 3:57.58 to finish sixth – more than a minute inside the qualification standard of 3:59.00 – and achieve the standard for his first Olympic Games. The Donegal man had achieved the B standard for the World Championships but he choose to compete in the 20km Walk at the World University Games where he finished 15th.Fellow Irishman Robert Heffernan, from Togher AC, finished second in 3:49.30, which follows on from the personal best he set at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in La Coruna last Saturday in the 10km walk, where he finished sixth in 39.19 minutes.There was heartbreak for another Irish walker Colin Griffin (Ballinamore AC), who was disqualified at 48km mark when he was comfortably on track to achieve the qualification standard.DELIGHT AS DONEGAL MAN QUALIFIES FOR LONDON OLYMPICS was last modified: September 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)
LAURA’S PARTY FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL – SUPPORTED BY DONEGALDAILY.COMA 13-YEAR-OLD Donegal girl has persuaded her parents to open their nightclub – to help others this Christmas.Laura Black is the daughter of Jason Black, the owner of Letterkenny’s top nightclub Voodoo. And this Sunday the club will open its doors for a kiddies disco and for Santa to help raise money for the less well off this Christmas.All proceeds will go from this Sunday afternoon’s events to the local St Vincent de Paul.Said dad Jason: “My daughter Laura wanted to do this for SVP and it’s fantastic, as you know SVP locally do a sterling yet very challenging job all year round supporting local families and individuals.“As a community this Sunday we wish to support SVP in their endeavours to make a difference this Christmas. So this Sunday from 3-6pm we throw open our doors at voodoo to help … We will have for the adults free teas & coffees with fresh mince pies & cakes for all to enjoy, with great festive music. “And for the kids we have SANTA arriving for photos & telling Christmas stories from the North Pole.“His ELF little helpers will be face painting for free & the kiddies will have their very own FREE Christmas disco in the club.“We feel its really important everyone enjoys the Christmas season as best we can, so please drop in and make a difference for someone or someone’s family, be really much appreciated.”There is no charge for the events – patrons are asked to make donations and all those donations will go to St Vincent de Paul.HOW LAURA (13) GOT HER PARENTS TO OPEN NIGHTCLUB FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL was last modified: December 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HOW LAURA (13) GOT HER PARENTS TO OPEN NIGHTCLUB FOR ST VINCENT DE PAULvoodoo letterkenny
EUREKA >> As St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin walked onto Crusader Field for practice Thursday, he could tell that his team’s vibe was different.Playoff football is officially in the air, and with it comes the desire to show that regardless of the move up a division, the Crusaders could still very well have the same kind of results as 12 months prior.Extending their win streak into double digits would mean a deep run in the North Coast Section Division IV playoffs. And that’s the goal, …
18 July 2008South Africans have reason to thank Nelson Mandela not only for his role in their country’s liberation from apartheid, but also for the part he played in ensuring that the world’s greatest sporting showpiece, the Fifa World Cup, comes to Africa for the first time in 2010.‘Against doctor’s orders’Mandela reportedly went against the orders of his doctor, who told him he could not attend the 2010 Fifa World Cup host country announcement ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland in May 2004.When South Africa was announced as the host country, overwhelmed with joy and emotions, tears could be seen streaming from Mandela’s eyes.There are many extraordinary photographs of him, but one that captured the spirit of South Africa’s foremost sporting achievement is of a beaming Mandela holding onto the Jules Rimet Trophy.Reconciliation through sportDuring his presidency, Mandela, who was an avid boxer in his days, lifted more trophies than any other South African leader, and has widely recognised the importance of sport in helping to promote reconciliation.Sporting a Springbok rugby jersey and cap, he presented the coveted Webb Ellis Trophy to the then South African skipper Francois Pienaar to the delight of the capacity crowd at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on 24 June 1995 after the hosts beat the New Zealand All Blacks.South Africa had been a country divided for decades by the apartheid regime, but thanks to the unyielding willpower of this statesman the whole country came together to unite behind the Springboks.Barely a year later, Mandela would take to the podium again to present Africa’s most sought after football trophy, the African Cup of Nations, to the then Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey. As with the Rugby World Cup, Nelson Mandela was sporting a Bafana jersey and cap.In honour of Madiba, who reportedly said: “I feel like a young man of 15” after hearing the announcement, South Africa and South Africans alike should work together to make the hosting of the World Cup a successful event.Preaching the spirit of UbuntuProbably one of the most recognisable men the world over, with all the accolades and awards under his belt, Mandela has remained rooted to the ground, ever-so-humble and preaching the spirit of Ubuntu to those who are willing to listen.Even after South Africa was announced as the World Cup host nation, he reportedly said: “South Africans should treat this decision with humility and without arrogance because we are, after all, equal.”As South Africans celebrate the man affectionately known as Tata, it is important to heed his call for humility and treat the occasion as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Celebrate Africa’s Humanity and use the tournament to unify, encourage and develop South Africans – and ultimately Africans.In another 2010 milestone, Nelson Mandela returned to Robben Island, where he was incarcerated for 18 years, to mark his 89th birthday last year.The celebrations featured a star-studded line-up of about 50 past and present football superstars who took part “90 Minutes for Mandela” match at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on 18 July.Power to bring people togetherAccording to Madiba, football on Robben Island was more than just a game. It was seen as a sport for survival. “It helped uphold the values of tolerance, of inclusiveness and reconciliation, and of non-racialism and peace that are still dear to all of us today.”“Today is indeed an extra special birthday for me, as I have been given this wonderful gift of a football match played in my honor,” Mandela said in a recorded message before the match. “This match is more than just a game – it symbolises the power of football to bring people together from all over the world, regardless of the language they speak or the colour of their skin.”South Africans have a history of rising to the occasion – and of all the challenges the country has faced in the past, none is greater than those the country has already overcome.In 2010, Madiba will be 92, and staging a successful World Cup will certainly go a long way to celebrate and thank him for the human being that he is.Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio State FFA Convention kicked off with a great first session. Ohio FFA donations were highlighted, school administrators were recognized, and the crowd heard an inspirational message from keynote speaker Amberley Snyder. The new officer candidates were also announced. They include:President: Ryan A. Matthews, Fairfield and Maggie Hovermale, StoneridgeVice President: Carley Coppler, Carey and Kacey Reinhart, Wayne TraceSecretary: Milan Pozderac, Fredericktown and Koleson McCoy, Global Impact STEM AcademyTreasurer: Emma Sterwerf, Talawanda Butler-Tech and Emily Mullen, Talawanda Butler-TechReporter: Evan Callicoat, Northeastern and Lane Heil, Tri-ValleySentinel: Marleigh Kerr, Anthony Wayne and Phillip Eberly, Northwestern-Wayne Amberley Snyder was the keynote speaker. She shared about her experiences in a wheelchair. Sentinel Johnathon Cottingham The Ohio FFA raised nearly $70,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Evan Smith, State Treasurer Meredith Oglesby State Secretary Josie Montoney Sarah Hoog, Tessa Bowling and Emily Kanney were recognized as scholarship winners Andrew Gifford thanked FFA Chapters for raising $14,381 for CROP/Church World Service. Milan Pozderac, from Fredericktown, volunteered onstage to complete an obstacle course in a wheelchair. Sammy Hawkins from the National Trail-MVCTC FFA performed a song for the crowd. President Mary Buehler prepares to announce the new officer candidates The new officer candidates were announced. The new officer candidates were announced.
Twitter launched its first sponsored promotion on @earlybird today, the official e-commerce account that ReadWriteWeb first reported on earlier this month. Followers of the account got a link retweeted for buy one get one free tickets to Disney’s new movie Sorcerer’s Apprentice.The contrast between this launch and the launch of Twitter’s other new advertising product, sponsored trending topics, is remarkable. It seems to send a clear message about @earlybird promotions: They are for weaker products that can’t handle the open public conversation of trending topics. That’s ok, it’s a good idea in fact – but that’s what seems to be happening. The first promotion that used sponsored trending topics was another Disney movie, Toy Story 3. When that promotion launched, we called it groundbreaking, because the promotional message appeared on a search result page side-by-side with whatever the public has to say about the product. Twitter explained that sponsored trends could only be purchased for subjects of existing widespread conversation among users. If a good number of people aren’t already talking about something, Twitter won’t sell you a conversation starter.With @earlybird deals it’s very different. And the choice of promotions seems symbolic.Toy Story 3 is a really good movie. People were talking about it and saying very favorable things. I went to see it because Michael Moore said it was great – and it was.Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a bad movie. It got terrible reviews from top reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s not the kind of thing you’d promote by drawing peoples’ attention to the public conversation about it. It’s the kind of thing you’d promote by giving buy one get one free tickets to it. It’s a good idea for Twitter to offer both kinds of advertising: a new, social media option like trending topics and an old-fashioned push broadcasting option. There’s a whole lot of money to be made in sponsored broadcasts on Twitter.We’ve asked Twitter’s communication team for its opinion about this theory and will update this post if we hear back.Update: Twitter’s Matt Graves wrote us in response to our inquiry and offered this: “We’ve gotten a lot of interest from advertisers in participating in the @earlybird program, which gives us the luxury of picking & choosing the types of deals we offer to @earlybird followers.“Quite simply, we are choosing offers where people with a strong affinity for a product get a rare shot at a great deal, and where brands benefit from the social excitement & awareness around a great offer.”I think that means he doesn’t agree with my theory. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#advertising#Analysis#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Indian archers will be keen to make the most of their home advantage when they take aim at glory during next month’s Commonwealth Games.The sport makes a return to the mega event after 28 years and chief coach Limba Ram is eyeing a big haul for his wards.”We have a target of six gold medals out of eight that are up for grabs. If our team can replicate their training form during competition, they have no reason to worry,” Limba, an ace archer himself in his heyday, told Mail Today on Sunday.”We have been building towards the Games for the last two years. Our preparation has been good and all the archers have been in good form,” Limba said. ” All of them are ready for the battle but it all depends on who performs better on the day of the competition.” The coach’s confidence is also boosted by the fact that most of the top nations in the sport will not be in action at the Games.”Korea, Ukraine, Russia and the United States are some of the top teams which won’t be there. But Australia and Canada will pose a strong challenge here while England have a strong women’s team.” Indians are strong contenders in the recurve event, but Limba admits they face an uphill task in the compound section.”Australia should be our only strong challengers in recurve, while they, along with New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and England, are good in the compound events,” he said.advertisementThe experienced Dola Banerjee will once again shoulder a heavy burden and, along with talented teenager Deepika Kumari and L Bombayla Devi, will fly the flag at the Yamuna Sports Complex.Deepika, the 16-year-old from Jharkhand, won the silver medal at the World Cup in Shanghai this month. ” Deepika is young but what she lacks in experience, she makes up in mental strength and I have a lot of confidence in her,” Limba said.”She has been very consistent in top events of late and has beaten top- class opponents.” Among the men, Jayanta Talukdar won a bronze medal at the World Cup Final in Edinburgh recently. He will team up with Tarundeep Rai and Rahul Banerjee in the men’s team event.The archery squad is training in two sessions daily – one in the morning and another in the late afternoon – at the Games venue. Limba said the archers’ morale is high.The archery events will take place from October 4- 10 and as the Games draw closer, there is need to keep the squad focussed on the job at hand.”At this stage, the archers should not have any tension in mind or body. They need to be completely relaxed to give their best,” the coach said.”A good performance at home will raise the profile of the sport in India. They need total discipline, good fitness levels and concentration to hit the target,” the 1991 Arjuna awardee, who has won gold at the Asian and Commonwealth level as well as representing the country at three Olympic Games, said.The archery squad had been training at the Sports Authority of India’s Kolkata centre, but Limba admitted that it would have been better had they reached the Capital a bit earlier.”We could have utilised our home advantage by coming here earlier. There had been a lot of rain in Delhi and there was a lot of water at the venue. But there has been bright sunshine for the past few days and we do not face any problem right now,” the coach said.
MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 22 on 10-for-19 shooting for the Celtics, who scored a season-high 135 points one night earlier in a win over Indiana — but were held under 100 for only the fourth time all season, the first since Nov. 17.Irving went to the Heat practice court immediately after the game, shooting for about 30 minutes.“Just good to get some shots up, just release some stress a little bit after a tough loss,” Irving said.Marcus Smart scored 18, and Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 17 for the Celtics.Miami outscored Boston 17-4 in the final 3:07 of the first half and took a 61-43 lead into the break — the largest halftime edge for the Heat since November. And an 11-3 run to start the third pushed the lead out to 72-46, which would seem to indicate that Miami was in complete control.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Looks were deceiving.Boston scored the next 16 points, with Tatum getting six of them and the Celtics were right back in the game. Wade made a 3-pointer to stop the run, and scored eight points in the final 3:47 of the quarter as the Heat took an 83-72 lead into the final 12 minutes.Tyler Johnson got a pair of 3s to fall in a 67-second span early in the fourth, and just like that Miami was back up 95-76.“They really, really shot it and made big ones when we came back in the second half to stymie that,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “But that’s a result of being comfortable all night.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston trailed for 4:04 in its last four games, combined. It trailed for 4:14 in the first quarter alone Thursday. … Boston has now lost three straight to Miami, the first time that’s happened since 2012.Heat: It was Miami’s 400th consecutive home sellout. … Winslow wore “RIP Sammy Farkas” on his sneakers, a tribute to a Miami Beach teen who died in a fall earlier this week. … Jones made a 40-footer to end the first half, and had a 60-footer to end the third quarter hit the rim and bounce off. … James Johnson got rave reviews from teammates for dunking on Irving in the opening minutes. “Definitely nice,” Tyler Johnson said.HELLO, AGAINBoston and Miami didn’t play each other in 2018 — the last meeting between the clubs, before Thursday, came on Dec. 20, 2017. The Celtics played every other NBA team at least once in 2018; the Heat played every team besides Boston and Golden State, who they last faced on Dec. 3, 2017 and won’t see for the first time this year until Feb. 10 in Oakland.NOTHING EASY Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI — Dwyane Wade knew the Boston Celtics would make a run.He also decided when it should end.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The game’s first free throw came more than 17 minutes after tip-off, when Winslow got to the line for Miami. Boston didn’t take a free throw until 10:31 remained in the third quarter.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Orlando on Saturday. Boston is 7-2 in its last nine games against Orlando.Heat: Host Memphis on Saturday. It’ll be the 41st game — the midpoint — of Miami’s season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Las Vegas police seeking Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in rape case Wade scored eight of his 19 points in a third-quarter spurt that saved Miami from what was starting to look like a freefall, and the Heat went on to defeat the Celtics 115-99 on Thursday night. Miami led by as many as 26 shortly after halftime, then saw the Celtics peel off 16 unanswered points before Wade helped quickly restore order.“I’ve been on this train with him for a long time,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He has a way of making all of us look a lot better. … Sometimes this league is just about having great players in those important moments, swing moments during the course of a game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJosh Richardson scored 18 points for Miami, which set season highs with 18 3-pointers and 33 assists. Derrick Jones Jr. scored 14, and Justise Winslow scored 13 points and added a career-high 11 assists for the Heat.“We’re trying to move up. We’re trying to continue to get better,” said Wade, who helped the Heat even their record at 20-20. “You want to be able to win some of these games against the top teams.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments
Rishabh Pant on Saturday became the first Indian batsman to open his Test cricket account with a six.Pant, who was handed his Test debut in the third Test of the five-match series at Trent Bridge, smashed leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a straight six on only his second ball of the innings to get off the mark.Pant is the 12th batsman overall to do so after Eric Freeman, Carlisle Best, Keith Dabengwa, Dale Richards, Shafiul Islam, Jahurul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Mark Craig, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Sunil Ambris.Pant, who came into the Indian side as an replacement for injured Dinesh Karthik, became the 291st Test player for India after captain Virat Kohli handed him his debut cap before the start of the match.He got his Test cap in the morning and now becomes the first Indian batsman to open his account with a six!Oh hello @RishabPant777!#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/DhU9EF1fMbBCCI (@BCCI) August 18, 2018Pant walked in to bat after Kohli was dismissed on 97 by Rashid. It was only the second time Kohli was dismissed in 90s in his Test career.While Kohli missed out on another Test century, the captain’s knock helped him set yet another record.England vs India 3rd Test, Day 1: LiveOn his way to 97, Kohli became the highest scoring Indian captain in away Tests. He surpassed Sourav Ganguly, who had scored 1693 runs in 43 innings at an average of 43.41.As a captain, Kohli has scored 1731 in 30 innings at an average of 59.68.advertisementKohli also stitched a 159-run stand with Rahane which is the highest 4-wicket partnership at Trent Bridge by Indians. Rahane scored 81 before falling to Stuart Broad.Virat Kohli misses hundred by 3 runs but sets another record in Test cricketIt is Rahane’s first fifty-plus score since he scored a century against Sri Lanka in August 2017. It was also his 13th half-century in Test cricket. Rahane had only managed 149 runs in the next 13 innings since scoring 132 against Sri Lanka in the first innings of the second Test of the away series last year. He averaged an abysmal 11.46 with the bat during this period.
Earlier at this year’s Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung Display unveiled four display styles for their upcoming smartphones. The new display designs are meant to avoid a conventional notch while accommodating the front camera in the conventional position. While the New Infinity display design is the ultimate style every manufacturer wants to adopt, the designs with the visible cutouts are more affordable to manufacture and easy to accommodate on existing designs. Huawei has been in the run to challenge Samsung in this regard and eventually might excel in beating Samsung in their own game if the leaks are to be believed.A leaked poster obtained by GSMArena gives out hints regarding the upcoming flagship smartphone from Huawei expected to flaunt a display with an ‘O-shaped’ cutout. The poster states – “One Step Further. See the Future.” The poster also mentions a launch date sometime in December 2018. The background shows a render of the universe with a black hole. It doesn’t take one to be a scientist to decipher that the black hole represents the ‘O-shaped’ cutout for the display. Previously, rumours have been going around on the Internet, suggesting a smartphone under the alias of Huawei Nova 4. This alleged smartphone has been previously spotted in the wild sporting a display with the new cutout and extremely slim bezels all around. The leaked photos had also shown the interface wrapping itself around the cutout without leaving out on content.Another leaked render of the device confirmed a familiar Huawei P20 Pro-esque rear panel design with a triple camera setup and a gradient finish. The render also showed a very slim chin at the front along with the earpiece cleverly stuffed on the edge of the forehead. The front camera peeps from the left corner stuffed inside a small hole.advertisementThe Nova 4 could end up in the market sporting a 7nm Kirin 980 SoC, which is Huawei’s flagship chipset for its smartphones. The triple camera technology could be lifted off straight from the P20 Pro or could be an optimised version of the same for catering to the budget segments. Rumours of the presence of an LCD panel could eventually mean we could expect fairly noticeable bezels around the sides.ALSO READ | OnePlus 6T McLaren edition will flaunt 10GB of RAMSince Samsung is expected to unveil one of the new display designs on their premium Galaxy models early next year, Huawei has a very good chance of beating the Korean tech giant in their own game. As more smartphone start adopting this technology over the course of the next year, the days of the display notch seem to be over pretty soon. But will it offer a more immersive viewing experience than the conventional notch? We will have to wait in order to find out.
Maybe I’m just jonesing for some football after the bye week, but I really loved this week’s cinematic highlights. As I’ve noted, one of my favorite things about these is the behind-the-scenes look you get at Mike Gundy and Co. That starts early with his pregame speech.“Remember, play together as a group,” said Gundy. “Great effort. We have a lot of depth. It’s going to be a physical game. They’re going to try to hit you in the mouth. You have to turn around and hit them right back. We have to start fast and go.”How bad, by the way, was the throw by Howard on the pick in the fourth quarter? My gosh. Also, we’re going to kill Dave Hunziker. He’s not going to make it through the year.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!