Former skipper Brendan Taylor back to strengthen Zimbabwe team for West Indies series

first_imgFormer captain Brendan Taylor and bowler Kyle Jarvis were both included in the Zimbabwe Test squad for the first time after lengthy absences when a 16-man party was named on Tuesday for the two-Test series at home to the West Indies.Taylor and Jarvis had opted to play county cricket in England under Kolpak contracts, which meant they could no longer play for Zimbabwe, but have since been convinced to return to the team.Taylor, 31, has an average of almost 35 in 23 previous Tests and brings a wealth of experience to the side. The 28-year-old Jarvis last played Test cricket in early 2013.Graeme Cremer will continue as captain but the squad has been overhauled after July’s tour to Sri Lanka with all-rounders Tendai Chisoro and Solomon Mire and wicket-keeper Nyasha Mayavo all in line for a first cap.There were also recalls for bowlers Chamu Chibhabha and Michael Chinouya.Both Tests are being played at the Queens Club in Bulawayo. The first Test starts on Saturday with the second scheduled for Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.Squad:Graeme Cremer (captain), Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Michael Chinouya, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza, Nyasha Mayavo, Solomon Mire, Christopher Mpofu, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.last_img read more

Noisy protests by Cong prevent Tendulkar from speaking in RS

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) Hes opened many an innings on the trickiest of pitches yet master blaster Sachin Tendulkar realised that politics is a different ball game when opposition protests in Rajya Sabha today washed away his “maiden” attempt to initiate a discussion on sports.As the Upper House met at 2 PM after a previous adjournment, a combative Congress members buoyed by the 2G case verdict began demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over remarks against predecessor Manmohan Singh.Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was keen that a short duration discussion on the right to play and future of sports in India, to be initiated by Tendulkar, be taken up.Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agrawal, however, raised a point of order, in the context of the 2G verdict. After Agrawal had spoken Naidu again asked the cricketer to proceed with his “maiden” speech.Tendulkar readied to elaborate on a subject he is most qualified to speak on but belligerent Congress members were in no mood to play ball.Several of them were on their feet seeking an apology from Modi. In the din of their slogans, the proceedings were almost drowned.Seeking to restore order, Naidu repeatedly chided the protesters. He sought to remind the Congress leaders that Tendulkar was a Bharat Ratna, an inspiration for the youth, and someone who had done so much for the country, but the opposition party stuck to its stance.In his characteristic style, Naidu told the shouting members that all they would achieve by shouting will be “sore throats” and “wastage of time” and again advised them to listen to the little master.advertisementActor Jaya Bacchhan also appeared to be supporting Tendulkars bid to speak. But the protests continued.A livid Naidu said that the comments made by the protesters would not go on record and asked Tendulkar to proceed.The cricketer, however, could only stand and watch.”I dont want these sorts of scenes to be telecast around the country. A person who is a Bharat Ratna and who is speaking for the first time in the House is being obstructed like this. I dont want this message to go to the country,” an exasperated Naidu said as he adjourned the House for the day. PTI ADS ADSlast_img read more

Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite: Specs, prices and all we know so far

first_imgIf we have to name a smartphone that we were eagerly looking out for the whole year, it has to be the Google Pixel 3. The flagship offering from Google had got many excited with its controversial notch design on the XL version. Since the Pixel 3 was made official, it ruled impressed the critics as well as its fans with stellar camera performance. However, what wasn’t stellar was the price, starting at Rs 73,000 for the base variant. Google clearly had to do something and rumours eventually pointed out toward the intentions of a cheaper Pixel 3.Speculated to be called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite, the affordable version of the Pixel 3 has drawn a substantial amount of interest on the Internet. Certain photos have leaked in the wild while several others have come with high-resolution 3D renders of the phone with all the specifications listed. Therefore, we sum up all that the world of leaks and rumours knows about the Pixel 3 Lite.Pixel 3 Lite specifications– The Pixel 3 Lite will be the compact variant of the Pixel 3 Lite series. The handset is expected to sport a 5.5-inch display with thinner bezels all around. It will carry the older 18:9 aspect ratio, which means this won’t be a bezel-less beauty like some of its rivals.–The Pixel 3 Lite will retain the design cues of the Pixel 3. The rear panel will host that trademark Pixel two-tone finish — glossy on top one-fourth and a matte finish for the rest. Leaks also show the retainment of the quirky coloured power buttons on the Pixel 3 Lite.advertisement– Similar to its elder brother, the Pixel 3 Lite will also retain a single rear camera at back. A capacitive fingerprint sensor will also be resting alongside the camera in the typical centre position. Rumours also suggest the presence of a plastic rear to help keep the costs low. — So far, it’s known that the Pixel 3 Lite will sport the 3.5mm headphone jack — a feature that’s missing from the flagship Pixel phones since 2017. A USB-C port will be present as well.– At the front, the leaks show a single rear camera lens. This means Google could be ditching the wide angle sensor from the Pixel 3 to cut costs.– As for specifications, it is speculated that the Pixel 3 will have at least 4GB RAM and 32GB storage as standard on the base version. Some suggest that Google will opt for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC for the Pixel 3 Lite while others suggest the use of a Snapdragon 710 SoC.– The handset will ship with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It is expected that the Lite series phones will also enjoy the privilege of getting the latest software updates before anyone else.– A 2915mAh battery is expected to keep the phone alive. This is smaller by today’s standards, but we expect Google to optimise the phone to sip power efficiently and make it last at least an entire day.Pixel 3 XL Lite specifications– The Pixel 3 XL Lite will essentially be a bigger version of the Pixel 3, with the design and ports being the same.– Unlike the Pixel 3 XL, the Lite version will not sport the huge notch. Instead, it will carry over the 18:9 display with uniform bezels on top and bottom. — The display is expected to measure 6.0-inches at the most. This could make it a substantially large phone, considering the thick bezels all around.– The Pixel 3 Lite will also sport a single rear camera for the front and rear. It’s not known whether Google’s powerful Visual Core chip will make it to this one to offer the exceptional photography that the Pixel 3 offers.– While 4GB RAM is expected to remain the standard, rumours hint towards the use of a Snapdragon 710 SoC. This chip can accelerate AI features and could be beneficial for Google to introduce some of its AI magic to the Lite series phones.Pixel 3 XL Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite availability and pricesSince the leaks have started raining at a faster pace, we expect Google to unveil the Pixel 3 Lite series at January’s CES 2019 or at the MWC 2019. The Pixel 3 Lite phones could be made ready for sale in the international markets by the spring and India could possibly witness the devices in the summer of 2019.As for the prices, it’s expected that Google will use the Pixel 3 Lite series to tackle the likes of OnePlus 6T and LG G7 ThinQ. We also speculate that the Pixel 3 Lite will fend for Google against the older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, that Apple sells at affordable price points. Therefore, the Pixel 3 Lite could starts around Rs 40,000 for the base variant.advertisementlast_img read more

Fed Cup: India miss World Group berth after 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan

first_imgIndia’s aspirations of qualifying for the Fed Cup World Group were dashed after hosts Kazakhstan thrashed them 3-0 in a Pool A tie here Friday.Neither Ankita Raina nor Karman Kaur Thandi could win their singles rubbers losing to their respective opponents in straight sets and it will take some more time to realise their aspirations of making it among the elites.It was always an uphill task for the Indians to beat the higher-ranked home players but an inspirational performance by Ankita against the same players last year had raised visions of an upset.The tie again began on a losing note when Karman failed to capitalise on her chances against Zarina Diyas in her 3-6 2-6 defeat.In a match that lasted an hour and 22 minutes, the lanky Indian had eight break chances but converted only two against the world number 96.Ankita fails to do an encoreLike Thursday, the team looked up to Ankita for an upset win against world number 43 Yulia Putintseva to stay alive but the home player quelled the late resistance from the Indian to prevail 6-1 7-6(4) in an hour and 57 minutes.Playing at home last year, during her unbeaten singles campaign, Ankita had beaten Yulia and other higher-ranked players from China. However, an encore did not happen.The scoreline looks deceptive: India coach Ankita Bhambri”The scoreline looks deceptive. It was a tough fight and one or two points made the difference. The Kazakh girls knew how to step up at crucial points like at 5-all. Their unforced errors were minimum,” India coach Ankita Bhambri told PTI.advertisement”They hit the ball hard and made our girls play that one extra ball to induce errors and that made a huge difference. They are not in top-100 for nothing. And it shows why there is difference in the rankings,” she added.However, the coach said Karman played much sharper than the previous tie, stroked well and Ankita too was very strong and attacking.”We were hoping that Ankita’s match will go into the third set. She did not give up until last point. Yulia’s court craft was very good,” Bhambri said.In the doubles rubber, Riya Bhatia and Prarthana Thombare were thrashed 6-1 6-1 by Anna Danilina and Galina Voskoboeva in 55 minutes.The Indian team will continue to remain in the Asia/Oceania Group I, irrespective of the outcome of the outcome of tomorrow’s third-place tie against Korea.Also Read | AITA confident Indian team will be cleared to visit Pakistan for Davis Cup tielast_img read more

Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift stories won’t stop even after 20 years: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli quashed rumours of a reported rift with Rohit Sharma before the team departed for the tour of West Indies but Sunil Gavaskar said the story was unlikely to die down for decades.Soon after India’s defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, emerged stories and reports of differences between Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma.It was said the Committee of Administrators would probe the rift between the two Indian batting superstars and some sections even reported the possibility of a split captaincy. Some felt Rohit Sharma could make for a better captain in the shorter formats.But hours before leaving for a tour of the US and West Indies, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri addressed the media and sought to put these rumours at rest.But former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, writing for Sportstar, said no matter what either Kohli or Rohit said, this story would continue to do the round for years.”Virat and Rohit can shout from the rooftops as much as they can but this story won’t end. Every time Rohit fails there will be those who will nod their heads knowingly and wink, hinting he deliberately got out,” Gavaskar wrote.”Whoever starts such stories is definitely not a well-wisher of Indian cricket. More often than not it’s a frustrated player in the squad who gives wings to stories like this. His envy and jealousy harm the team. Then of course it suits some administrators to play their own game of politics.”advertisement”For the media it’s manna from heaven and so while it can be suppressed when the cricket is on, the rest days between games is where the story gets fanned further. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are professionals and they will put their heads down and go out to win matches for India but the story won’t stop even 20 years later,” Gavaskar wrote in his column.Rohit Sharma is yet to speak on the issue but a cryptic tweet soon after Kohli’s press conference had fuelled further speculation.Also Read | It is disrespectful: Virat Kohli on reports of rift with Rohit SharmaAlso Read | Virat Kohi posts photo with his squad’, fans notice Rohit Sharma’s absenceAlso Seelast_img read more

12 hours agoNapoli icon Maradona ‘always believed in Mertens’

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli icon Maradona ‘always believed in Mertens’by Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli icon Diego Maradona has long been a fan of Dries Mertens, it has been revealed.Mertens’ two goals in the Champions League 3-2 victory at RB Salzburg, took him to 116 goals with Napoli – one more than Maradona.The Belgian now has his sights set on Marek Hamsik’s all-time club record of 121 goals.“Diego has always been a supporter of Mertens and believed in him, even when the Belgian wasn’t playing very much,” Maradona’s representative Stefano Ceci told Radio Kiss Kiss.“I remember full well after Arkadiusz Milik’s injury that Diego said Napoli already had the replacement in-house with a real phenomenon called Mertens.” last_img read more

Teachers Urged to Influence Students for Good

first_imgMONTEGO  BAY – Teachers have been challenged to influence their students for good, and to practise the principles they have learnt with respect to planning, preparation and execution of their daily duties in the school and community. The charge  was given  by Acting Principal of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, Dr. Michele Pinnock, as she addressed 282  graduates of the institution at the Valedictory Service,  held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, on April 18. “As teachers, you will have in your charge the fresh lives of young children, whom you must take care to influence for good, not only by what you teach in the classroom, but also by how you instruct them for the challenges of life, by your own general attitude, by your style of living, and by your determination to continue to do your work with inspiration and enthusiasm,” she told the graduates. Dr. Pinnock encouraged them to always  perform with “a true sense of service and commitment, striving always for the attainment of excellence.” Speaking with the JIS News after the ceremony, Dr. Pinnock called for the leadership of the education fraternity and the wider society to provide graduating students with opportunities to volunteer their services. “I would love for society to help my students by providing them with opportunities to volunteer.  We know that jobs are difficult to find, but I would love for society to help the students in this regard.  We have had professional development sessions with them and they understand the need to give back without wanting any remuneration, and so they are committed to doing that,” the Acting Principal said. Meanwhile, Pastor of the Edgewater Baptist Church in Portmore, Rev. Dr. Dylan Toussaint, said attaining the spirit of excellence should be the chief objective of persons wanting to do their tasks effectively. “The spirit of excellence is attainable, in spite of all the challenges that you have been through.  You have the ability to learn the lessons of life and to utilize what you all have learnt,” Rev. Dr. Toussaint told the graduates. CONTACT: GLENIS  A.  ROSE JIS REGIONAL OFFICE MONTEGO BAYlast_img read more

Conservation officers remove arrow from deers head on Vancouver Island

first_imgVICTORIA – A female deer on southern Vancouver Island is expected to be fine after conservation officers removed an arrow from its head.Officers spotted the doe Thursday and tracked it to Maple Bay, north of Victoria, before catching and tranquilizing it.Sgt. Scott Norris with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the surgery was quite simple because there was no tip on the arrow so the team was able to easily pull it from the wound.Norris says once the arrow was out, the wound was cleaned and the deer was given a drug to reverse the effects of the tranquilizer before it walked away.He says there was concern because the animal had just given birth.It’s illegal to hunt deer at this time of year and violators can face stiff fines if caught. (CFAX)last_img read more

Cafe BonjourHi to open as Quebec government mulls ways to ban greeting

first_imgMONTREAL — There’s little doubt about what greeting customers will hear when they enter Dave Plant’s soon-to-be opened Cafe Bonjour/Hi, even as the Quebec government looks for ways to ban the popular bilingual greeting.Plant, 32, chose the name about a month and a half ago, after an employee of his other restaurant jokingly suggested he name his new cafe after the phrase that has become an unlikely lightning rod in the debate over linguistic rights in the province. “It’s a touch controversial, it’s bilingual — and  we’re going to be in a bilingual neighbourhood, so that’s important — and I just thought it was kind of funny,” he said in a phone interview.The distinctive hybrid greeting has been widely adopted by retail workers in Montreal in an effort to welcome a diverse clientele. But it has also become a source of controversy among those who fear the gradual erosion of the French language. On Friday, the minister responsible for the French language said the province was looking for a way to ban the greeting, as a way of building on two unanimous motions passed in the legislature calling on store clerks to stick with a simple “bonjour” when greeting customers.Simon Jolin-Barrette did not specify how he planned to accomplish the task, but insisted to reporters that “people want to be welcomed in French.”While he did not exclude legislation, he said he was not looking at any solutions that would require an army of inspectors to act as “language police.”Plant thinks it’s quite amusing that he and his yet-unopened cafe have unknowingly become symbolic ambassadors against the government’s proposal.But he’s willing to embrace it, given that he already spends much of his day chatting about current events with the locals and tourists who frequent his existing restaurant, Bouffe Dave Plant Food.“I enjoy talking politics and disucussing and debating, so I’m cool with that,” he said. “And the staff in the cafe is going to be bilingual anyways.”On Friday, Jolin-Barrette cited a recent study by Quebec’s language watchdog that suggested the use of bilingual greetings was increasing as a reason to strengthen language laws. The Office quebecois de la langue francaise found that between 2010 and 2017, use of “bonjour/hi” in Montreal doubled, representing eight per cent of all greetings in 2017. Exclusively English greetings also increased, occurring 17 per cent of the time in 2017, up from 12 per cent in 2010.French greetings remained the norm, but they were down to 75 per cent from 84 per cent over the same period.Plant, for his part, isn’t losing any sleep just yet over the possibility of government action against his chosen greeting.On one hand, he finds it “troubling” that the government seems to want to limit what language people use when greeting one another, and feels any law along those lines would be unconstitutional, unenforceable, or both.On the other, he says the controversy is helping him get the word out about his new cafe, which is expected to open in November.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ban Kimoon endorses new initiative on determining Kosovos future status

“I hope that the new period of engagement will lead to agreement on Kosovo’s future status, which remains a priority for the United Nations,” Mr. Ban said in a statement released today.Stating that the status quo is “not sustainable,” he urged the international community to find a solution that is “timely, addresses the key concerns of all communities living in Kosovo and provides clarity for Kosovo’s status.” The agreement was arrived at by members of the Contact Group – the US, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and the Russian Federation – which will report back to Mr. Ban by 10 December on the progress of negotiations between Pristina and Belgrade. It follows a deadlock in the Security Council over a proposal by Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari for a phased process of independence for the province, where ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by nine to one. Kosovo’s Albanian leadership support independence but Serbia is opposed. Mr. Ban pledged that the world body will continue to “play a constructive role in the new period of engagement,” with the Office of the Special Envoy for Kosovo (UNOSEK) standing by to provide information and clarification on request, as well as continue its major role on the ground. 1 August 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed an agreement to have a troika comprised of the European Union, Russian Federation and United States lead further negotiations on the future status of Kosovo, the Serbian province administered by the United Nations since 1999. read more

Apple Amgen rise Molson Coors Dine Brands fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Apple Inc., up $4.26 to $213.04.The iPhone maker handily beat Wall Street’s fiscal third quarter profit and revenue forecasts.Dine Brands Global Inc., down $4.38 to $82.09.The parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants warned investors about lower sales at established locations and issued a weak financial forecast.Molson Coors Brewing Co., down $2.93 to $53.99.The brewer reported a global decline in sales and its second quarter financial results fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Amgen Inc., up $10.13 to $186.58.The world’s largest biotech drugmaker gave investors a solid forecast after beating analysts’ second quarter profit expectations.Extreme Networks Inc., up 78 cents to $8.14.The network infrastructure company beat Wall Street’s fiscal fourth quarter profit and revenue forecasts.Allstate Corp., up $5.57 to $107.40.The insurer’s second-quarter profit surged and beat Wall Street partly on solid gains from auto insurance.Electronic Arts Inc., up $3.93 to $92.50.The video game maker’s fiscal first quarter revenue beat Wall Street forecasts.Paycom Software Inc., up $12.13 to $240.75.The software company raised its revenue forecast for the year after reporting solid second quarter financial results.The Associated Press read more

Columbus Crew unveils new uniforms preps for opener

Columbus Crew midfielder Federico Higuain (10) and defender Michael Parkhurst (4) model the teams new uniforms March 4 at Bar Louie in Columbus.Credit: Andrew Todd-Smith / Lantern photographerThe Columbus Crew is getting a new look.Columbus’ MLS franchise is set to begin its 2014 regular season Saturday, and the team enters its campaign with a new Adidas primary uniform, which was unveiled Tuesday at Bar Louie in the Arena District during a special event for Crew season ticket holders.The new Crew kit differs from its predecessor by featuring a textured monochromatic pattern of broad diamond shapes on the jersey, and the collar has been scrapped for the simpler look a crew neck provides.President and general manager Mark McCullers welcomed a crowd of several hundred fans dressed in Crew black-and-gold before the jersey was officially unveiled.The event gave the team brass an opportunity to greet and thank fans.“I’m so glad that you guys are with us on this journey, this new era,” McCullers said, then ceding the microphone to first-year coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter.Berhalter’s Nov. 6 hiring concluded the Crew’s search for former coach Robert Warzycha’s permanent replacement. Warzycha was released from his contract Sept. 2, and then-technical director Brian Bliss served as interim head coach for the final eight games of the season.“We’re excited about the season, we’re excited to have you guys behind us, we’re excited to unveil the jersey and we look forward to this Saturday’s game,” Berhalter said.McCullers and Berhalter then removed a large poster emblazoned with the team logo to expose an oversize mounted replica of the new Adidas jersey.At the same moment, Crew players overlooking the crowd from a second-floor balcony at the venue all removed their warmups to reveal their new jerseys, a surprise move that elicited loud cheers from those in attendance.“I love it. I mean, I think it’s lighter than last year’s jersey. No collar, I like it, it’s much cleaner,” midfielder Wil Trapp said. “I think it’s gonna come in handy when we get into the summer months and it’s humid. That takes a huge toll on your body, honestly. You want something that’s breathable and you can move around in.”Trapp said the material was similar to that of the team’s training jerseys but that the players have yet to wear-test the new kit on the field.In keeping with soccer tradition and MLS rules that dictate the goalkeeper’s jersey be of a different color than his teammates’, Columbus native and Ohio State product Matt Lampson’s jersey featured a turquoise-and-pink color scheme that he said is “very 80s retro.”Despite the different appearance of his uniform, Lampson corroborated Trapp’s testimonial of the fabric by saying it felt “comfortable, light (and) breezy.”“I’ve only seen this one and a green one that we have as well and I like them both,” Lampson said. “They’re very different, very progressive, compared to the typical ones we’ve had the past few seasons … I can’t wait to rep them on the field.”Former player and member of the 2008 MLS Cup-winning Columbus squad, Crew brand ambassador Frankie Hejduk was also on hand for the event.Functioning as an impromptu master-of-ceremonies after the unveiling, he invited fans up to the platform to start supporter chants for the crowd’s enjoyment.Hejduk also talked about the buzz surrounding the team leading into the regular season.“They dismantled (reigning MLS Cup Champions Sporting) KC like it was nothing, man,” Hejduk said of the team’s last outing, a 4-1 win that capped off an unbeaten five-game preseason slate. “You saw that counterattack going down. So they have some high expectations of this season and we’re gonna get behind them. Win or lose (or) draw, you know this: we bleed black and gold.”The Crew is scheduled to take the field against D.C. United in Washington, D.C., Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

Bishop Benedict Singh dies at 90

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slaveryFebruary 6, 2019In “latest news”New Bishop ordained, consecrated – in highly ceremonial event at St George’s CathedralMarch 10, 2016In “Local News”St George’s observes 50th Anniversary of ConsecrationFebruary 22, 2016In “latest news” Bishop Benedict Ganesh SinghThe Roman Catholic Church in Guyana today confirmed the death of former Bishop Emeritus Benedict Ganesh Singh who on Wednesday passed away at the age of 90 after suffering from an unspecified illness.Bishop Singh served as Bishop of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam, Georgetown after succeeding Bishop Guilly in 1972 until his retirement in November of 2003.The Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD) born man was ordained to priesthood in Rome on December 7, 1954.He obtained his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical College in Rome in 1957. His thesis was “The Theory of Relevation in Hindu Philosophy and Religion”.He returned to serve the church in Guyana in December 1957 when his first appointment was to the Meadow Bank Church. From 1958 for ten years he was in charge of the long coastal strip from Malgretout to the Essequibo Islands. In 1968 he was named the first Guyanese-born Chancellor of the Diocese. In that capacity he acted as Vicar General and administered the diocese on several occasions during the absence of Bishop Guilly from the country.On February 18, 1971, Pope Paul VI appointed Father Benedict Singh to be the Auxillary Bishop of Georgetown where he later became the Bishop.In 1993, Bishop Singh was awarded the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) for service of an exceptionally high quality as an advocate of civil rights and social justice.President David Granger has since has since extended “heartfelt condolences at the passing of Bishop.” His funeral service will take place from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam on Monday, September 17 at 15:00h. read more

Valverde insists Coutinho  must fight for starting spot

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde insists Philippe Coutinho remains a great player but must fight for his place in the club’s starting lineup.Coutinho started a domestic match for the first time since the first week of December last year and scored from the penalty spot as a much-changed Barcelona side lost 2-1 at Levante in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie on Thursday night.The former Liverpool Man’s goal gave the Copa Del Rey holders reason for optimism ahead of the second leg next week, having fallen two goals within the first 20 minutes of the first half.Ousmane Dembele also played the entire duration of the game like Coutinho and Valverde insists he was satisfied with both players while encouraging them to press for continued opportunities.“When Dembele wasn’t playing, everyone was asking me about him,” Valverde told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Now Dembele’s playing and Coutinho isn’t and the reverse is happening. When you do not play and you are not happy, you have to fight to change the situation. Today was a match for that.”“Coutinho is a great player who has given us a lot and will give us a lot. I will say the same about Dembele. It’s a repetitive question with interchangeable names.”Valverde also defended his team selection, after leaving out Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, saying:“I picked the best team I thought we could pick.”“It served us to evaluate players in some tough moments, like in a LaLiga game. I know it’s a risk, but you have to take risks a lot of the time.”last_img read more

July Employment Sees 05 Percent Increase From Last Year

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska is slowly emerging from it’s longest (but not deepest) recession. The state saw another increase in employment by an estimated 0.5 percent in July, or 1,800 jobs, from July 2018. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent while the comparable national rate remained at 3.7 percent. Alaska had 400 more federal jobs and 300 more state government jobs than in July of last year, with much of the growth coming from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the federal Bureau of Land Management and other agencies responding to a busy fire season. Job growth was widespread in Alaska’s private sector. Construction added the largest number of jobs over the year by 600, followed by oil and gas by 500.center_img Local government employment was flat, according to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Manufacturing, which is mostly seafood processing, also gained jobs of nearly 300.last_img read more

Newsweekcom Accepts Economist Ad

first_imgAn interior page on Newsweek.com today When FOLIO: first published the story that Newsweek was mulling a dramatic drop in circulation along with an equally dramatic overhaul, we noted that the magazine was loosely modeling its relaunch after the Economist—which occupies a “thought-leader” position editor Jon Meacham (and Time editor Richard Stengel, for that matter) not-so-secretly covets. Now that both the magazine and Web site have relaunched, it appears Newsweek isn’t so shy about wearing its inspiration on its sleeve.last_img read more

Granger Enters Race to Lead House Appropriations

first_imgRep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, has emerged as one of the leading contenders to succeed Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) as chairman of the full committee when he retires at the end of the congressional session. If Granger is successful, she would join the string of recent defense panel chairmen who have climbed to take the gavel of the full Appropriations Committee, including Frelinghuysen, retired Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.). Two other appropriations cardinals, Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.), also said they intended to compete for the committee’s top spot. And others are likely to follow, reported CQ.Granger vied to head the full committee prior to the 115th Congress, before the GOP Conference ultimately chose Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen’s ultimate successor will end up serving as the ranking member rather than chairman if the Republicans lose control of the chamber in the mid-term elections.Photo by the Architect of the Capitol Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Nikki Bella kisses Artem Chigvintsev Is John Cena heartbroken

first_imgWWE Nikki Bella dating after John CenaNikki Bella (@thenikkibella/Instagram)John Cena’s former fiancee Nikki Bella is officially dating her former DWTS partner, Artem Chigvintsev. On Total Bellas, Nikki confirmed her relationship and now everyone is wondering how Cena is taking all the latest updates about Bella’s life.In the season finale of Total Bellas, the 35-year-old Nikki Bella finally talked about the rumours swirling around her and Artem Chigvintsev’s alleged relationship. In the episode, Nikki finally confirmed her relationship with Artem and admitted that she is now feeling like a free spirit.”Truly like a butterfly out of her cage. I don’t know. I have this new level of excitement. I’m just having a lot of fun. And I feel like, the first time ever, I’m focusing on me. It’s crazy. I never in my life would’ve thought that like I would’ve had a lot in common with a Russian.”Following this, Nikki Bella is shown running towards Artem Chigvintsev and later hugging him. The latest couple later sat on Artem’s Ducati motorcycle and ride off, just like some old Western movie.”I’m ready to really explore new things and people and just really see what certain chemistries are all about,” Nikki added. Nikki Bella is singlethenikkibella/InstagramNot only this, but Nikki Bella also shared an intimate Instagram picture in which she is kissing Artem on the cheek. In the caption, she wrote: “Well after that season finale. First thing I’ll be talking about this Wednesday… oh and all those paparazzi photos (thanks for all the great shots… and smashing my food lol) Swipe up in my IG story. #thebellaspodcast #bellaspodcast.”Where does John Cena stand in all this? Well, ever since John Cena and Nikki Bella parted their ways, fans have speculated that sooner or later, the former couple will reconcile their differences and will get back together. However, that did not happen as John focused his energy on making movies and doing other work-related stuff. Nikki, on the other hand, worked on her health and her reality show, Total Bellas.Over the years, John Cena and Nikki Bella have shared a good friendship and if Nikki is happy with her new partner, Artem Chigvintsev, then John might not have any problem with it. There is no blood between the two and at the end of the day, all John Cena would want is happiness for his former fiancee.last_img read more

Abed Khan made PIB chairman

first_imgAbed KhanThe government has appointed the editor of the Daily Jagoron Abed Khan as chairman of the board of directors of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), reports UNB.The information ministry on Monday issued a notification in this regard saying that journalist Abed Khan will lead the 15-member board of directors of the institute.The post had fallen vacant following the death of former chairman Golam Sarwar on 13 August 2018.The order will be effective immediately, said the notification.last_img read more

Some PS Vita launch titles require a memory card for saves

first_imgWith the release of the PS Vita in Japan on December 17, Sony moves away from disc-based games to the smaller and more battery-friendly game cards. Just like DS and 3DS games, it’s possible to include memory for saves on these cards meaning no investment required in a separate memory card.However, it turns out saving game data to a PS Vita game card is not a pre-requisite. A developer can choose to require a separate memory card for save games instead. This is exactly what some developers have decided to do for titles that will be available at launch.In total, we know of seven launch games that will require a memory card if you want to save your progress. They are:@fieldDisgaea 3 ReturnDream Club ZeroHot Shots Golf 6Monster RaiderRidge RacerUnchartedWhat hasn’t been explained is why a developer would choose external rather than internal memory saves. One explanation may be it’s just easier to handle. As every Vita game also comes in digital form, the external save option is the only way to save games if you download the game. Maybe some developers just decided to default to external saves for both digital and physical versions?This is sure to frustrate some gamers who will be paying up to $77 per game at launch. Now they have to save up a bit more cash for another card just to save their games.Western gamers will have to deal with the same when the Vita launches next February. Games like Uncharted and Ridge Racer likely won’t switch to an internal save system before heading to the U.S. and Europe.To avoid frustration Sony will have to make it very clear on the game case whether a memory card is required or not. Such information is usually specified on the back of the box, but I suspect we may see a front cover note to stop gamers leaving a store only to find they need to go back to buy a memory card.Read more at Andriasanglast_img read more