LaLiga to resume on June 8

first_imgSpanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has confirmed that LaLiga will return on June 8. read also:Messi asked if he would pass to Ronaldo if they played togetherAnd with LaLiga clubs having stepped up their training this week – now allowed to do so in groups of up to ten – Sanchez has officially given the green light to a June 8 return in a press conference. All 20 teams have 11 games remaining, with Barcelona leading Real Madrid by two points at the top of the table. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The league’s president Javier Tebas has been desperate to follow the Bundesliga’s lead and resume the 2019-20 season.Advertisement Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… last_img read more

Harding’s five for 66 sends Scorpions crashing to heavy defeat

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Fast bowler Keon Harding’s maiden five-wicket haul ripped apart Jamaica Scorpions as they crashed to a crushing 216-run defeat to Barbados Pride here Sunday.Resuming the last day of the final round contest needing a Herculean effort to avoid defeat, Scorpions found no such resolve after being set 350 for victory, and tumbled to 128 all out – about three-quarters of an hour into the final session at Kensington Oval.Left-handed opener John Campbell top-scored with 28, Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood got 21 and West Indies limited overs all-rounder, Rovman Powell, 20, as the Scorpions batting struggled for the second time in the match.Harding, in his fifth first class match, took five for 66 while left-arm seamer Dominic Drakes (2-11) and pacer Justin Greaves (2-11) ended with two wickets apiece.The defeat for Scorpions was their fourth of the season while the victory for the hosts was only their third but ensured they ended the campaign in second spot.Earlier, left-handed opener Shayne Moseley completed his second career hundred as Pride declared at 169 without loss, after resuming the day on 147.Moseley, starting on 87, made exactly 100 not out, an innings that spanned a shade over three hours, required 173 deliveries and included 11 fours and a six.His senior partner, Test star Kraigg Brathwaite, added eight to his overnight 50, hitting six fours off 105 balls overall.After rain prevented play in the first session, Pride declared 31 balls into the second session, leaving the visitors with just under two sessions to survive.And they showed no indications of doing so especially after Chadwick Walton fell to a catch at the wicket off Harding in the seventh over for seven with 29 on the board, and Andre McCarthy followed soon after for one, caught at second slip by Shamarh Brooks off pacer Chemar Holder.Two balls later with a single run added, Campbell, who faced 40 balls and struck five fours, was also caught at the wicket off Harding, to leave the Scorpions on 42 for three.Blackwood and Paul Palmer (4) put on 20 for the fourth wicket before both perished in the space of 11 balls with seven runs added, as Scorpions slumped to 69 for five.Powell and Fabian Allen (17) looked to be taking the visitors safely to tea in a 28-run sixth wicket stand when Allen fell on the stroke of the interval, cutting Greaves to substitute Haydn Walsh Jr at point.Tottering on 97 for six at this stage, there was to be no recovery as Scorpions lost their last four wickets 36 runs after the break.PRIDE 1st Innings 427Scorpions 1st Innings 247Pride 2nd innings(overnight 147 without loss)K Brathwaite not out 58S Moseley not out 100Extras (b5, nb1, pen5) 11TOTAL (without loss, 46.1 overs) 169Bowling: Mindley 5.1-1-15-0, Green 2-0-9-0, Powell 1-0-5-0, McCarthy 7-2-17-0, Lamont 7-0-24-0, Miller 11-1-43-0, Campbell 11-3-37-0, Blackwood 2-0-9-0.SCORPIONS 2nd Innings (target: 350 runs)J Campbell c wkp Carter b Harding 28+C Walton c wkp Carter b Harding 7A McCarthy c Brooks b Holder 1J Blackwood c wkp Carter b Harding 21P Palmer c sub (Walsh) b Harding 4F Allen c sub (Walsh) b Greaves 17R Powell b Drakes 20D Green c Chase b Greaves 4*N Miller c wkp Carter b Drakes 6M Mindley c wkp Carter b Harding 9C Lamont not out 0Extras (b4, lb2, w1, nb9) 16TOTAL (all out, 25.5 overs) 133Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-41, 3-42, 4-62, 5-69, 6-97, 7-103, 8-118, 9-131, 10-133.Bowling: Harding 10.5-0-66-5, Holder 7-1-39-1, Greaves 4-1-11-2, Drakes 4-1-11-2.last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Rockingham Ranch. FLAVIEN PRAT, RICHARD’S BOY, WINNER: “I felt pretty good. I rode him before so I kind of know him. He’s a very classy horse and he knows where the wire is.“I felt like I had plenty of horse left into the stretch. He was pretty aggressive down the backside. He’s really fast so I just tried to get him to relax and he has a great turn of foot.” GARY HARTUNIAN (ROCKINGHAM RANCH), RICHARD’S BOY, WINNER: “I thought it was going to be a little tough because he loves the grass so much. I was nervous about running on the dirt to be honest with you. He’s a fighter. He’s the best horse in our barn by far. He’s solid and so professional. He just does everything right.”             PETER MILLER, RICHARD’S BOY, WINNER: “He’s so game. He’s one of those horses, that if you had a barnful, training horses would be easy. He’s tougher than nails, he’s hickory, this horse. I think he’s a little better on the grass, honestly, but he’s just so game and tries so hard that I knew he’d give it all he had.“We’ll look at the Cal Cup races (beyond this) but I think we might even consider the Turf Sprint in Dubai (March 25). We’ll keep all our options open, and hopefully he comes out of the race good.”center_img JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

Boston Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Pierce was drafted by Boston in 1998 and played 15 seasons for the Celtics. Only John Havlicek played longer in a Celtics uniform. Pierce helped the team win its NBA-record 17th title in 2008 and was named the finals MVP.Pierce is the franchise leader in three-point field goals, free throws and steals and is the Celtics’ No. 2 career scorer with 24,021 points. His number has already been retired by the University of Kansas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout View comments Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago China’s Guo Ailun becomes 1st international athlete to have signature Jordan shoe LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this March 8, 2013, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce (34) reacts in overtime during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Boston. The Celtics will retire Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored–the first since 2003. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored — the first since 2003.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Following arrests, Walton gets another chance with Dolphins

first_imgPH 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 Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton (17) sprays his face with water during NFL football rookie minicamp, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Running back Mark Walton, arrested three times this offseason by police in Miami, has signed with his hometown Dolphins.Walton tried out this week, when coach Brian Flores said he was aware of the legal issues.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I think people deserve a second chance,” Flores said Saturday. “I don’t want to judge people based on one incident, two incidents.”Walton was drafted in the fourth round a year ago by the Cincinnati Bengals and played mostly on special teams in 2018. They released him in April shortly after he was arrested on charges of reckless driving, marijuana possession and carrying a concealed weapon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWalton also was arrested in February on a battery charge after police say he got into an argument about a parking situation. He was charged with marijuana possession in January. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Young cagers strut stuff in 3×3 Challenge Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

New joint report finds high degree of support from First Nations to

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — A new report that was conducted by both the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and the First Nations LNG Alliance finds First Nations have a “high degree of support” for the development of an LNG export industry in B.C.The joint report from the First Nations NGO and the Ministry stems from regional engagement sessions that the two organizations hosted last fall. “In fact, many First Nations representatives raised the need to push the remaining projects over the finish line,” adds the report.“We’re releasing the report to show that there is strong and real First Nations support for LNG development in BC,” said Alliance CEO Karen Ogen-Toews. “That means, by definition, responsible development that balances economics and the environment, and respects First Nations rights and title.”According to the report, which was released earlier this week, the issue of poverty and the need for economic and employment opportunities for First Nations was raised on a consistent basis. It adds that many First Nations view LNG projects as an important opportunity to improve poor socio-economic conditions in their communities. “If LNG projects are done in a way that respects First Nation interests, they will be the most safe, environmentally rigorous, and human-rights-compliant projects in the world,” the report added.The report makes four key recommendations that should be implemented by the provincial government: developing an Indigenous labour market strategy to support LNG projects; supporting agreements and mitigate negative impacts of cancellations on First Nations; engaging First Nations on regulatory improvements; and partnering with First Nations during engagement with the LNG industry.“What we really need is for communication and dialogue to continue and to be strengthened,” said Ogen-Toews. “Too many people have been told that First Nations oppose LNG development. That’s not true. Others believe that LNG development is automatically a negative. That’s not true either. As the report points out, many First Nations see LNG projects as a source of jobs and training and careers, and a way to improve poor socio-economic conditions. We need all this, and the report includes important ideas on how to make it happen. The Alliance partnered with BC because we value engagement with and among First Nations on these issues. The report supports the further need for more discussion and engagement. LNG development is not going to happen on its own. It takes a co-operative partnership of industry and First Nations, and with support from government. The engagement sessions supported by the BC ministry have helped show how First Nations are on board with responsible development.The full report can be read below.last_img read more

FSJ city council approves grant to Peace Country River Rats

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John city council has approved a grant to the Peace Country River Rats to help host the 2019 World Jet Boat Race Championships.Peace Country River Rats had requested that the city funds the race with a $2,500 grant.Council has passed a motion to fund the full amount requested by the group. This funding will help alleviate the cost associated with the hosting of the race.The 2019 World Jet Boat Race will be coming to the Peace on July 10 to 21, 2019.last_img

To stop BJP minorities likely to go with TMC in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Despite nursing a grudge against the state government for its alleged failure to curb communal riots, the minorities in Bengal are likely to vote for the TMC to stop BJP’s march, leaders said. A deciding factor in several Lok Sabha seats in the state, the minorities especially Muslims are likely to vote for the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) which they perceive as a “credible force” unlike the Congress-Communist Party of India (Marxist) alliance, they claimed. “Despite having anger against the state government over various issues including several riots that took place in the state, the minorities will vote for TMC in the state to ensure their safety and security,” Mohammed Kamruzzaman, General Secretary of All Bengal Minority Youth Federation told PTI. “In Bengal, TMC is the most credible force as it is in power, when it comes to fight against BJP,” he added. Kamruzzaman, whose organization has the biggest following among Muslim youths in the state, said that the Congress-CPI(M) seat sharing talks have evoked little hopes as credible alternative among the masses. The Imams of the city, who hold a sway over the large Muslim population here, felt that the minorities should vote for the strongest secular candidate. “We would appeal to the minorities to vote in favour of the strongest secular forces in their respective areas. Efforts should be made to ensure that only secular and democratic candidates win,” Qazi Fazlur Rahman, the Imam, who conducts prayers on Eid at Red Road every year, told PTI. The Red Road Eid prayers witnesses the biggest congregation of Muslims in the state. Rahman’s view was echoed by Shafique Qasmi, Imam of Nakhoda Masjid, the biggest mosque in the city, who stressed that the minorities must ensure that there was no division of their votes and only a secular and democratic force comes to power. The minorities, which comprise nearly 30 per cent of the electorate, are a deciding factor in nearly 16-18 Lok Sabha seats of the state. They are a vote bank that every political party has tried to woo. Parliamentary seats such as Raiganj, Coochbehar, Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Murshidabad in north Bengal and seats such as Diamond Harbour, Uluberia, Howrah, Birbhum, Kanthi, Tamluk, Joynagar in south Bengal have very high Muslim population. The TMC presently holds a great influence over the minority votes in the state but several riots that took place in the last four years have angered a section of the minorities. According to Union Home Ministry data released in 2018, communal violence increased sharply since 2015 in West Bengal. While the state recorded 27 incidents of communal violence in 2015, the number almost doubled by 2017 when 58 such incidents were recorded. The recent ones being the Basirshat riots in 2017 and Asansol riots in 2018. The TMC, however, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to flare up communal passions to serve its own political purpose and expressed confidence that it will repeat its 2014 feat with the help of minorities. “The minorities are very well aware of developmental work that the TMC government has done. Bengal is known for communal harmony but BJP is trying to disturb that for its own political gains,” TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim said. According to TMC sources, minorities are likely to vote for the party to stop the march of the BJP. Since independence, the minorities in the state voted in favour of the Congress in order to keep outfits like the Hindu Mahasabha and Jan Sangh at bay. However, since the late sixties, they gradually started drifting towards the Left forces, which under the leadership of Jyoti Basu and Promode Dasgupta put up an alternative against the Congress rule in the state. After the CPI(M)-led Left Front came to power in 1977, through its iconic policies of ‘Operation Barga’ – giving land to landless farmers which benefited lakhs including Muslims – cemented its support base among the minorities. Riding on the support of minorities and rural Bengal, the Left Front in 1996 and 2004 had sent the largest bloc of 33 and 34 MPs, respectively, to the Lok Sabha. But things started falling apart for the Left Front after the Sachar Committee report in 2008 painted a dismal picture on the condition of minorities in the state. Adding to their woes was the anti-land acquisition movement in Nandigram and Singur that made the TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee, as the new “saviour” of minorities. Banerjee unseating the 34-year-old Left Front regime in the state but has been accused of appeasing minorities by the BJP-RSS, which emerged as the main opposition in West Bengal. “The policies of the state government were only aimed at protecting the interests of a specific community in the state. This has ignited anger among the majority community which feels only BJP can protect their interests,” BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said. Senior CPI(M) leader and MP Mohammed Salim said the assertion by TMC that it is a saviour of the Muslims in the state has fallen flat in the last few years. While Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan said that minority voting pattern would depend a lot on the credibility of the CPI(M)-Congress alliance in the state. “If we are able to put up a credible alternative then we too will receive considerable minority votes. But if we fail to do so, TMC will take away the entire share,” the senior Congress leader said.last_img read more

Bypoll in Darjeeling assembly seat on May 19

first_imgKolkata: The by-poll to Darjeeling assembly constituency will be held on May 19 and its votes will be counted along with those of the Lok Sabha seat, the Election Commission said. The assembly seat fell vacant after the sitting MLA Amar Singh Rai of the Trinamool Congress resigned following his nomination by the party to contest from the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency. Polling for the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency was held on April 18 in the second phase. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The Election Commission on Friday night said the notification for the by-poll will be issued on April 22. The last day for filing nomination will be April 29 and the last date of withdrawal of candidatures will be April May 2. The by-poll to the assembly seat in north Bengal will be held on May 19 when the last phase of Lok Sabha elections will be conducted in the southern part of the state. “After taking into consideration various factors like, festival, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold the by-election to fill this vacancy,” the EC said in a statement. EVMs and VVPATs will be used in the by-poll in Darjeeling.last_img read more