Dele Alli accepts he’s made a lot of mistakes as a Tottenham player. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe “But when you join the Premier League you start to get noticed and you have to be a role model. “I’ve always tried to live my life as a good person but I’ve made a lot of mistakes and it’s all about adapting and learning from them. Read Also:Harry Kane’s return excites Dele Alli “I’m still young and each experience is a new one for me, so it’s important to have good people around you — and I’ve always had that growing up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alli, 23, was only 16 when he made his league debut for MK Dons and 19 when he won his first full England cap. He told the Otro YouTube channel: “After I started playing for the national team a lot of people would stop me and ask for pictures. “A year before, I was a normal kid from Milton Keynes who could go anywhere and do whatever I wanted without being noticed.Advertisement Loading…
Valmayor added he is hoping the police and the city government would have a better partnership amid these challenging times.Palgue, for his part, thanked the city government for equipping the policemen with the required gear. The firepower boost consisted of two caliber 5.56 automatic assault rifles, three caliber 40mm pistols, eight tactical police/SWAT vest with trauma plates, eight Kevlar helmets, eight pairs of tactical boots, eight gas masks, official tactical mobile entry shield, and one sniper scope.Mayor Renato Gustilo and 1st District Rep. Gerardo Valmayor Jr. turned over to Colonel Romy Palgue, officer-in-charge (OIC) provincial director of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office, and Major Mark Angelo Junco, OIC of the San Carlos City Police, the firearms and tactical gear during the rites held at the City Council session hall on June 10.“It has been a continuing tradition of the city to support the Philippine National Police by providing them firearms and equipment,” said Valmayor, a former city mayor. Personnel of the San Carlos City Police in Negros Occidental receive guns and tactical gear, among others, from the city government on June 10. An official urged the policeman to be responsible in using the equipment and to continue safeguarding the city from threats. SAN CARLOS CITY, NEG. OCC. -LGU INFORMATION PAGE “This would increase their confidence, competence, character, and credibility in serving and protecting the people,” he added. BACOLOD City – Personnel of the San Carlos City Police in this province received P1.5 million worth of firearms and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) gear from the city government. Last June 2, the provincial government turned over 30 units of similar gear worth P2.43 million to the 1st Negros Occidental Provincial Mobile Force Company. Junco, on the other hand, said the additional equipment would boost the police in enforcing public safety, investigation and intelligence operations. Councilor Benito Gustilo Jr., chairman of the committee on police matters, urged policemen to be responsible in the use of equipment and to continue safeguarding the city from threats. These included tactical bulletproof vests, ballistic plates and fast type ballistic helmets.(With a report from PNA/PN)
Most players treat it as light relief and invite family or friends to act as their caddies, including the ‘Big Three’ of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, who will be back together to hit ceremonial drives as honorary starters for the tournament proper on Thursday. Rory McIlroy had tennis star girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the bag, saying: “It’s very special. Caroline could have come last year but it did not quite work out, but I really wanted her to come and see what it’s all about.” Padraig Harrington missed out on a fourth victory in the traditional par-three contest on the eve of the Masters, but is unlikely to be too disappointed. Since the event started in 1960, nobody has ever become par-three champion and Masters champion in the same week, with Harrington continuing the ‘jinx’ after wins in 2003, 2004 and 2012 – although he twice had to share the title after bad weather prevented a play-off. The three-time major winner was in contention again when he posted a three-under 24, but then saw Ernie Els and Nick Watney finish on four under, Watney by making a hole-in-one on the ninth. Press Association
LONDON: It was on this day that Lord’s hosted the first-ever women’s international game — a 60 overs One-Day International match between England and Australia.’ICC Hall of Famer Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, who campaigned for women’s cricket to be played at the iconic venue, led her side to a resounding eight-wicket win,’ ICC said in an Instagram post. Electing to bat, Australia were bowled out for 161 in 59.4 overs before England cruised to an impressive win, with 22 balls to spare. Heyhoe-Flint also captained England to the inaugural World Cup title in 1973. She is also the first lady to hit a six in women’s Test cricket, against Australia at the Oval in 1963. She also represented England in field hockey as a goalkeeper in the 1960s. Baroness Heyhoe-Flint — a true cricket legend — passed away in January 2017. As we learnt from Wikipedia, the fine cricket writer Scyld Berry once noted: ‘She was, among other achievements, the Dr W G Grace of women’s cricket, the pioneer without whom the game would not be what it is.’ Agencies Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Secy. General Administration, Gov. of Assam, Dispur
By Elroy StephneyTENEZE Ferme ground in the Lower Pomeroon River was filled with excitement last Sunday, as Eagle Sports and Rising Sun SC battled their way to victories in the annual Norbert Alphonso and Hassan Rahim Memorial 20/20 competition when the two semi-finals were played.Under clear sky and a vociferous crowd, hosts Teneze Ferme ‘A’, despite their home advantage, could not deny Rising Sun a deserving 6-wicket triumph. Batting first, Teneze Ferme ‘A’ amassed 137-6 in 20 overs with fluent knocks of 46 (4×4, 2×6) from Wayne Narine and 20 from Aubrey Rodrigues. Medium pacer Sanjeev Ramdeen had 2-22 from 4 overs, bowling for Rising Sun.In reply, an impressive half-century from Ronald Kanhai 56 (3×6, 3×4) and opener Fenton Jacobus’ patient 36 (2×4) piloted Rising Sun to a six-wicket victory. Nicholas Rodrigues had 2-34 from 4 overs in a losing effort.In the second semi-final, Eagle Sports struggled to 120 all out in 19 overs on a wearing pitch that offered turn and bounce. Javon Kellawan 37 (4×4) and Korie Jabar 20 (2×4) were the principal scorers.Leg-spinner Nowel Evans 3-24 from 4 overs and Jason Griffith 3-28 from 3 overs were the destroyers for Wakapoa Quenqerers.In their turn at the crease, they found themselves in early trouble and never recovered to be all-out for 107 in 18 overs, losing by 13 runs.Eagle Sports spinners Javon Kellawan 3-18, Korie Jabbar 3-27 and Keon Narine 2-17 were the successful bowlers.Rising Sun and Eagle Sports will now clash in the final scheduled for April 2, at the same venue while the two losing semi-finalists will vie in the third-place play-off.Meanwhile over $200 000 in incentives along with trophies will be at stake. The tournament is sponsored by businessman Alfro Alphonso and Company and is being played in the memory of his father and father-in-law.The competition is now in its twelfth consecutive year.
Eversley agreed to take the job earlier in the week. He succeeds the fired Gar Forman and will work under new top executive Arturas Karnisovas. Eversley spent four years in Philadelphia’s front office — the past two as the 76ers’ senior vice president of player personnel.The Canadian-born Eversley becomes the Bulls’ first black general manager.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSNC State recruit to stay in NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — North Carolina State signee Josh Hall is staying in the NBA draft, announcing that he has hired an agent. — Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque (zhorj luh-RAHK’) has tested positive for COVID-19. Laraque played 12 NHL seasons, including eight with the Edmonton Oilers and two with the Montreal Canadiens. He also suited up for the Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins.— The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for late August in Switzerland has been canceled. Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August. However, organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.NFL-NEWSNFL owners to meet via video conferencesUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has switched its mid-May owners meeting to remote video conferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he has tested negative for the coronavirus, two weeks after he said he had tested positive for COVID-19. The Super Bowl 50 MVP is an asthmatic and was under the care of team doctors and quarantined at his Denver area home over the last two weeks.— Indianapolis Motor Speedway could host the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this summer. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced a five-stage plan to reopen the state with the final phase tentatively scheduled to include a return to sporting venues on July 4. That’s the very day an IndyCar-NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader is scheduled to be run on the sprawling track.— The NBA has announced the postponement of its upcoming draft lottery and draft combine amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Both events were scheduled to take place in Chicago this month. The NBA said it will provide more information on each event at a later date as the league continues to monitor the pandemic and consult with infectious disease specialists, public health experts and government officials.— Major League Soccer is allowing players to return to outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts starting next Wednesday. MLS suspended the season because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 12, closing all team facilities but asking players to remain in market with their teams. The league-wide moratorium on group and team training remains in effect through May 15. MLS says individual workouts must follow certain detailed health and safety protocols.— Three people at German soccer club Cologne have tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest blow to the league’s hopes of resuming games this month. Cologne didn’t name the people who tested positive and didn’t say whether they were players. Tests have been carried out this week on players, coaches and other staff at various clubs ahead of a planned return to full team training, then to competition. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP sources: MLB, umpires reach pay dealUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball and its umpires have worked out a salary restructure in a deal that could put instant replay on hold this season. — The Dolphins have traded former first-round draft pick Charles Harris to the Falcons for a seventh-round pick in next year’s draft. Harris was the 22nd player taken in the 2017 draft before recording just 3 ½ sacks for Miami, including a half-sack last year.— A person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press the Broncos have declined the fifth-year contract option on left tackle Garett Bolles. A fifth-year option for Bolles would have been worth about $11 million, guaranteed against injury. He has logged 46 holding penalties in 48 NFL games to earn the wrath of Denver fans.MLB-INDIANS-CLASE-DRUG SUSPENSIONIndians reliever Clase suspended 80 games for PED violationCLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians reliever Emmanuel Clase (klah-say) has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug. Two people familiar with the agreement tell the Associated Press that the agreement includes a 50% cut in May and nothing more this year if no games are played. The deal covers a pay structure during a coronavirus pandemic that has delayed the start of the season.Umps generally make between $150,000 and $450,000. They already have been paid from January through April. If even one regular-season game is played this season, the umps are guaranteed about one-third of their salaries.As part of the deal, MLB has the right not to use instant replays of umpires’ decisions during the 2020 season. Most calls have been subject to video review since 2014, but MLB is considering playing regular-season games at spring training ballparks that are not wired for replay.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The Oakland Athletics say former minor leaguer Miguel Marte died this week of complications from COVID-19. Marte was 30. The Dominican-born first baseman, catcher and right fielder played in the Oakland farm system from 2008-12, going as far as Class A. May 1, 2020 Associated Press Clase was acquired from the Texas Rangers this winter in Cleveland’s trade of two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. The hard-throwing right-hander was expected to have a major role at the back end of the Indians’ bullpen this season.Clase was 2-3 with a 2.31 ERA in 21 games after making his debut with the Rangers in August.NBA-BULLS-EVERSLEYBills unveil EversleyCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have introduced new general manager Marc Eversley at a news conference Friday. The league previously canceled its annual meeting in March in Florida, where owners would have voted on potential rules changes. Those votes were expected to occur at the California meeting in two weeks. Among the rules to be discussed is allowing pass interference to be part of the video review system. That rule was adopted for one year and has gotten poor reviews from coaches and players.The NFL continues to plan for a preseason and regular season as scheduled.In other NFL news:— Backup quarterback Nick Mullens has signed his exclusive rights tender with the 49ers. He was tendered a one-year deal in March. Mullens showed promise in place of injured QB Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018 and is eligible to become a restricted free agent next offseason.— The Packers have signed well-traveled defensive lineman Treyvon Hester, who is joining his fourth time in as many seasons since being taking in the 2017 draft. Green Bay’s only draft addition on the defensive line last week was the seventh-round selection of Miami end Jonathan Garvin. Update on the latest sports Hall played at Moravian Prep in North Carolina for his senior season as well as an additional year of prep school. Prep players are eligible for the draft if they’re at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and at least one NBA season has passed since their graduating class from high school.Hall is a top-25 recruit for Rivals and a top-35 pick for 247sports.In other college basketball news:— Former tournament champion Notre Dame and Oregon headline the 2021 Maui Invitational field. The bracket was announced Friday and includes Butler, Houston, Saint Mary’s, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and host Chaminade. North Carolina, Indiana and Texas headline the 2020 Maui Invitational, scheduled for Nov. 23-25.DOPING-STEVENS American sprinter Deajah Stevens suspended in doping caseMONACO (AP) — American sprinter Deajah Stevens was provisionally suspended Friday for repeatedly being unavailable for doping tests.The Athletics Integrity Unit said Stevens amassed three whereabouts violations in a year.The AIU said similar suspensions were imposed on American sprinter Gabrielle Thomas and Kenyan distance runner Alex Korio Oliotiptip. It didn’t specify when or where the violations occurred.Athletes are required to provide regular updates on their whereabouts to make it possible for anti-doping authorities to carry out surprise testing outside of competition.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Associated Press — Former major league umpire Rick Reed died Saturday at 70. Reed first worked a handful of American League games in 1979 before eventually becoming a full-time ump in the big leagues four years later. He worked the classic seven-game World Series between Minnesota and Atlanta in 1991 and also received All-Star assignments in 1986 and 1998.PGA-MEMORIALRahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. Update on the latest sports RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya diesSYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPER Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of BottasBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours. — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman doesn’t know if he has time to be ready for their season opener following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19. The four-time All-Star revealed Saturday that he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in his battle with the disease and prayed for his life. He said Saturday was his ninth consecutive day without symptoms, which also included body aches, chills and a temporary loss of his senses of taste and smell. — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán (hehr-MAHN’) says he is not retiring from baseball and apologized for suggesting as much in an Instagram post on Friday. Germán is serving an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy last summer. He posted Friday night words in Spanish that translated to, “I’ve left baseball. Thanks everyone.” But he wrote Saturday in Spanish and English that he was “very sorry for the unsettling post.”— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers. Rahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on time INDYCAR-IOWANewgarden salvages weekend at IowaNEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden led nearly wire-to-wire to win the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway and give team owner Roger Penske a sweep of the weekend doubleheader.Newgarden thought he had the best car in the opener Friday night, and he was irate when a series of misfortunes left him fifth and well back of winning teammate Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh). But the two-time series champ left little to chance in Race 2, leading just about all of the 250 laps for his 15th career victory and first since last year’s race at Iowa.Will Power finished second after wrecking out of the doubleheader opener. Graham Rahal (RAY’-hahl) was third for his first podium in more than a year, while Pagenaud again came from the back to finish fourth. July 19, 2020 HORSE RACING-HASKELLDr Post wins Haskell StatesOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Dr Post surprisingly took the lead at the start and held off a late challenge by Ny Traffic to capture the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.Ridden magnificently by Joe Brave in his first ride on the colt, Dr Post covered the 11/8 mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, with his only loss coming against Tiz the Law in the Belmont Stakes last month.Odds-on favorite Authentic finished a disappointing third in failing to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the event. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28.The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Wallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol.Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon.ENGLAND-RACISM Diedhiou racially abused over penalty miss in English soccerBRISTOL, England (AP) — Police in England have launched an investigation after Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou was targeted with racism online after missing a penalty in the second-tier Championship on Saturday. The Senegal international hit the post from the spot in a 1-0 loss at Swansea that ended his team’s chances of reaching the playoffs to make the Premier League. Diedhiou later tweeted “Why??” alongside a screenshot of a Twitter user who sent him a message consisting of three banana emojis. The police force covering Bristol in southwest England said he had received a formal report about the racist social media message. The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate sites for home games include its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, which is among the states that are virus hotspots. They also could use Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, which is home to Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate and just across the Niagara River from Canada.In other MLB news: — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol.
NEW DELHI, India (CMC) – West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has conceded that his side will be underdogs in the upcoming white-ball series against powerhouse India but says “anything is possible” once they execute properly.The Caribbean side face the Indians in a three-match Twenty20 series starting Friday in Hyderabad before turning their attention to a three-match One-Day International series set to bowl off December 15 in Chennai.With West Indies languishing 10th in the T20 rankings and ninth in ODIs, India are already the heavy favourites, a point which Pollard was quick to acknowledge.“We are coming up against a harder opposition … we are going to be underdogs and we are the underdogs and that’s fine, but then again it is about going out there and executing and believing in yourself and believing in your talent. Once you have that belief, anything is possible,” Pollard was quoted as saying.“There are boxes which need to be ticked off, basics. When you do that most times, sometimes you end up on the right side of the result; so let’s see how it goes. I’m very excited and looking forward to that series.”West Indies had mixed results in the limited overs series against Afghanistan last month, sweeping the ODIs but then losing the T20s, after winning the opening fixture of the three-match rubber.India, with their array of limited overs stars, are expected to provide much tougher opposition. Significantly, West Indies have not beaten them in a one-day series in 13 years and have suffered whitewashes in their last two T20 series.Pollard said it was important for West Indies to build on the positive work ethic employed against Afghanistan.“You must commend the guys on how they worked in the little period of time when they got together for the Afghanistan series,” he pointed out.“It was incredible and it augurs well for us as we go into the future where we have to set a benchmark in terms of preparation.“It is something that has been mentioned but success is boring because you have to do the same thing over and over again to be consistent and this is something the guys are willing to work on and it’s something we as management are looking to push as well so that was good but we’re looking to get better.”Put in charge of a relatively inexperienced squad, Pollard said instilling a winning mentality was crucial.“The will to win is what makes you as an individual sometimes to be successful because then you want to pass on that knowledge that you have learnt … and try to educate them (younger players),” he stressed.Caption: West Indies captain Kieron Pollard.West Indies tour of India 2019 – Fixtures1st T20I: December 6 (Friday)Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad2nd T20I: December 8 (Sunday)Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram3rd T20I: December 11 (Wednesday)Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai1st ODI: December 15 (Sunday)Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai2nd ODI: December 18 (Wednesday)Venue: ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam3rd ODI: December 22 (Sunday)
Award-winning Haitian journalist James Pierre touches hearts with Haiti: Hurricane Matthew One Year Later, his moving, eye-opening documentary on the devastating Hurricane Matthew that struck Haiti on October 4, 2016. It premiered on August 9.Almost a year later, the world is given an opportunity to take another look at the victims and their fight for survival. Devastation leaps off screen With each scene, the devastation leaped off the screen, hearing stories of destitute families detailing the loss they suffered. A woman spoke of giving birth on the floor of her fragile home, grateful that her child is safe and healthy.“They must remember that I am one of them,” said James, who has lived in South Florida since 2008.He reminded viewers that he too came from humble beginnings and never allowed his upbringing to limit him, nor change the way he feels about his native Haiti, once proudly called The Pearl of The Antilles, a sharp contrast to its current state.Fights for change Pierre – who covers current affairs in South Florida and Haiti for various outlets such as Mira TV – continues to fight for change in his country, bringing awareness to many all over the world.He is also an actor, producer and motivational speaker, who has inspired hundreds of people from his hometown Jeremie, which felt the brunt of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation.During a visit to Haiti last October, he was recognized by many residents as he walked through the streets, giving them hope for change.“It’s all about giving God the lead and following where he takes you,” said Pierre.He and members of the Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort provided medical and spiritual support to victims.Local 10 News reporter Calvin Hughes commended Pierre for his humanitarian work. “James, you have a gift,” he said.Over 1,000 victims The United Nations reported that over 1,000 persons died inHaiti due to Hurricane Matthew. According to the UN, approximately 1.4 million citizens required humanitarian aidin the country which has a population of over 10 millionpeople. Visit James Pierre on Facebook to view Haiti Hurricane Matthew One Year Later or JamesPierre.com.by Chely Paul
Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer, aged 30.Born in Ukraine and raised in Scotland, Baltacha revealed she had the illness in March.Baltacha, who was British number one for nearly three years, only retired from the sport in 2013.”We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our beautiful, talented and determined Bally,” said her husband Nino Severino.He added: “She was an amazing person and she touched so many people with her inspirational spirit, her warmth and her kindness.”She was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system, aged 19. Despite her illness and multiple injury problems, she went on to reach the Australian Open third round in 2005 and 2010 and reached a career-high world ranking of 49.She won 11 singles titles, made the third round of Wimbledon in 2002 and was part of Great Britain’s Fed Cup team for 11 years.Lawn Tennis Association head of women’s tennis Iain Bates said: “Today we have lost a shining light from the heart of British tennis – a true role model, a great competitor and a wonderful friend.”We have so many special memories to cherish, but this leaves a gaping hole for everybody in both British and women’s tennis, and words simply cannot express how saddened we are by this news.”All our thoughts are with Nino and the rest of Elena’s family. We will miss you Bal.”