Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket victory in their opening game of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gayle’s Lahore Qalanders managed just 125 for eight off their 20 overs, with the West Indies left-hander scoring just six.He perished to the fourth ball of the game, holding out too long on off-spinner Shoaib Malik with the score on six.Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 37 from 31 deliveries, while Sohaib Maqsood struck 22, to be the only two batsmen past 20.West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo also failed to get among the runs, scoring a run-a-ball 14 before he was bowled by paceman Mohammed Amir in the penultimate over.Simmons then took command of the game for Kings, hammering an unbeaten 62 to guide them home with 25 deliveries remaining in the run chase.The right-hander faced 46 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes and put on 109 for the third wicket with Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan who made 51 off 35 balls with three fours and three sixes.Their stand pulled Kings around from a dangerous position of four runs for two wickets in the second over.Bravo proved expensive with his two overs of medium pace, conceding 27 runs and going wicketless.In the second game of the day at the venue, Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell took three wickets but his Islamabad United crashed to a 24-run defeat to Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi.Batting first, Zalmi tallied 145 for seven with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking a run-a-ball 51 with three fours and a six.Sammy, the West Indies Twenty20 captain, scored just ten before he was run out with three balls left in the innings.Medium pacer Russell claimed three for 31 from his four overs but then had no such luck with the bat, falling for a run-a-ball 12 as United crawled to 121 for nine.last_img read more

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Gesta to challenge Linares for WBA World lightweight title

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img And although he’s racked up a total of 34 total fights, Gesta’s only foray into World title territory was when he suffered a 12-round beating to Miguel Vazquez for the IBF Wordl lightweight belt.“I know that Gesta has speed and power but he hasn’t been at this level before, and on Jan. 27, he’ll know what it’s like to face a World champion,” said Linares (43-3) as per BoxingNews24.com.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGesta wasn’t the original opponent of Linares, as per BoxingNews24.com, as the Venezuelan was initially in talks with the camp of WBC World lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.Garcia, though, pulled out of the negotiations and is rumored to be taking on IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. for a unification bout. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments After Game 2 meltdown, Blue Eagles need ‘laser focus’ in do-or-die Filipino boxer Mercito Gesta is set to take another shot at World title as he faces WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares on January 27.Gesta, 30, has an impressive record of 31-1-2 is unranked in the WBA standings but is the no. 12 lightweight in the IBF rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Filoil q’final round on

first_imgSEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Widodo wants well of Asiad publicity In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial From 19 teams, the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup is down to the final eight as the quarterfinal round gets going this Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.College of St. Benilde, which topped Group B with a 7-1 record, will take on Group A fourth seed University of the Philippines in the opening match at 1 p.m.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The Green Archers have a potent mix of highly experienced veterans and talented newcomers. They will match wits and skill against the veteran-laden Tamaraws team.In the 7 p.m. nightcap, Ateneo, undefeated in nine games, goes up against dangerous Letran.The Knights, who finished Group B competition with a 5-3 win-loss slate, have the league’s leading scorer in Bong Quinto, who is averaging 20 points per outing.The winners meet in the semifinals on Friday while the championship game is slated on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the gates.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Blazers will have their hands full against the Maroons, who rebounded from three straight losses to win their next six assignments.In the 2:45 p.m. offering, defending champion and reigning NCAA titlist San Beda University will face Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Red Lions’ late charge in the standings saw them pull down the La Salle Archers from the No. 2 spot despite their similar 7-2 records as they defeated the nine-time UAAP men’s champion, 72-70.La Salle will face UAAP rival Far Eastern University in the 4:30 p.m. match.last_img read more

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First-ever “Reggae on the River” concert at Hurakabra River Resort

first_imgHurakabra River Resort will be hosting the first ever ‘Reggae on the River’ concert featuring the popular and internationally recognised Guyanese reggae group ‘First Born’.The event will be held on Saturday, September 17 and coincide with the arrival of the Yachts from the Annual Nereid’s Rally.Fifteen yachts are currently in the Essequibo River off Hurakabra, having left Trinidad a few days ago. The boats will remain in Guyana until September 19 before they leave for Suriname and French Guyana.The concert and fun day is being staged to encourage Guyanese participation in the Rally; participants will be able to mingle and interact with the cruisers.Tickets for the event cost ,000 and are available at Nigel’s Supermarket, Vinu’s Shoebox, and White Castle Fish Shop. Interested persons can call 226-0240/225-3557 for more information.Ticket holders will board the bus at the National Cultural Centre, Homestretch Avenue, on September 17 at 09:00h.For Bartica residents, tickets for lunch and concert will cost ,000 (in advance) from Neighbourhood Pharmacy and Williams Grocery. Barticians will have to arrange their own transportation to the Resort.last_img read more

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Housekeeper charged for stealing from Minister

first_imgDonetta Rajkumar, 33, was charged for stealing $195,000 from Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes.Donetta RajkumarRajkumar, of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty and denied that between March 6 and March 7, 2019 at Lodge, Georgetown, she stole $195,000 from Minister Broomes. Rajkumar was at the time employed as a housekeeper. The woman, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Everton Lammy-Singh, is contending that she did not remove the cash.Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to bail. The Prosecutor informed the court that the housekeeper was the lone person in the house after the Minister left and had access to the cash. The housekeeper was released on $75,000 bail. She is expected to return to court on April 3, 2019.last_img read more

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L.A. flirting with an identity crisis

first_imgSo what did you expect? That’s what it really comes down to with these Lakers, isn’t it? So when they go on an eight-game road trip and struggle, like the Lakers just did, it shouldn’t come as any great surprise there are a couple of minor incidents on the bench – Lamar Odom shouting at Sasha Vujacic, and Brian Cook getting into it with Phil Jackson and Brian Shaw. The Lakers are understandably frustrated by their current play, almost victims of their own raised expectations and flirting with an identity crisis. They threaten to become a head case only a NASA psychologist could approve of. They’ve now lost three consecutive games at home. They’ve lost 10 of their past 14 overall. They’ve lost a good feel for who they are. “Sometimes there’s an All-Star malaise, a point in the season when things happen like this,” Jackson said. “We’ll just have to come out through the other end of it and keep playing. “We’ve had some close wins earlier in the season. We’ll have some close ones at the end.” The Lakers enter a key stretch after this weekend’s All-Star Game. The final third of the season will determine whether they come together and again become the team they believe they are, or limp into the postseason poised for another first-round fade. This will prove to be a season-defining time. “I think we’ve done well considering our injuries,” Kobe Bryant said. “Our starting frontcourt was out for a while and we had to put a bunch of new pieces in there. “We had Luke (Walton) go down, who’s an integral part of this team. Considering the injuries that we’ve had, I think we’ve done an excellent job.” The Lakers have certainly had their share of injuries. Center Chris Mihm has been out all season. Center Kwame Brown has played in less than half their games and will be out at least another month. Odom missed 21 games. Walton has missed the past 10 games and won’t return until after the break. Healthy Lakers were getting as rare as the congressman who hasn’t declared himself a presidential candidate. When the Lakers were robust, and playing mostly at home, they were a team that could beat anyone, that allowed itself to dream big, to believe a corner had been turned. Kobe is certain he understands the difference between the team that started the season so impressively and the one now reeling. “I think we were healthy,” he said. “When we had everybody out there on the floor, we played extremely well because our team is built on chemistry. People who have that experience of playing together, understanding each other, because we’ve been together for awhile. “Now you take some of those pieces out, you put new pieces in, you have to build that chemistry and that rhythm again.” Injuries, however, are an easy and dangerous excuse. Every team experiences its share. There are other, current issues with these Lakers that are unmistakable. Odom has not played at the same level since returning from his knee injury. Teams are doubling Kobe and daring Smush Parker to beat them. Walton’s play had slipped before he sprained his ankle. The young players who had stepped up so impressively during the injury wave – Andrew Bynum, Jordan Farmar, Ronny Turiaf – have started to look like the long season is wearing them down. Bynum in particular has lacked his previous energy. “Without a doubt,” Jackson said. “He’s a 19-year-old kid. I mean, Jordan Farmar, who has gone through some longer UCLA seasons, had also hit the wall. But they’re starting to come back.” Yet the Lakers lack a consistent defensive effort. Guards allowing penetration, opposing post players meeting little resistance inside. Teams that can’t count on their defense struggle to win close games, to close out teams they should beat. And that has been a particular Lakers problem of late. When the Lakers need to, they’ve proved they can raise their game and beat a Dallas or Phoenix or San Antonio. But they just as easily slink to the level of a Charlotte or Milwaukee & or New York. “We’re not that experienced a team yet,” Jackson said. “This team rises emotionally to front-level teams because they know they have to play at a certain level. “A lot of our younger players don’t know they have to bring a certain sense of desperation to every game.” On their 3-6 trip, the Lakers looked like an edgy team, frustrated with the continued struggles – Cook unhappy over his shrunken playing time, Odom probably with his own play. This is officially the low point of the season for the Lakers. Kobe said before Tuesday’s game they needed to win to stop the bleeding. After the loss he said they needed, “sutures.” The Lakers expect better, of course. Now the next eight weeks will determine how realistic their expectations are. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Did you think they’d show modest improvement over last year’s 45-win season, maybe push their way into the second round of the playoffs? Or were you expecting a jump so dramatic that they’d suddenly join the NBA’s elite? center_img The team that started the season 15-6 & or has gone 15-17 since? Few probably expected the Lakers to return home Tuesday and continue their slide by falling 107-106 to the Knicks for their first four-game losing streak this season. These current Lakers are actually of the mediocre variety, which, given their fast start, has them feeling a bit chippy. It has to be remembered that the impressive start coincided with 15 of their first 20 games being played at home. Still, they beat some top teams along the way, and their confidence swelled and expectations rose. It seems a long time ago. last_img read more

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Striking changes

first_imgThe state is set for another supermarket strike in the Los Angeles area – and that would be an even more serious mistake for the industry and its workers than the last one. The times are changing for a lot of industries and their work forces these days, and the 139-day grocery strike that ended in February 2004 was a dramatic example of that trend. During the long months of the strike, Southern Californians changed their grocery-shopping habits and turned to the alternatives – Trader Joe’s, Gelson’s, Whole Foods, Vallarta markets, the ethnic makers in every corner of the city and the bulk food stores, like Costco. The grocery chains lost an estimated $2 billion, and workers lost months of wages. They really don’t want to drive shoppers to the alternatives and hurt themselves even more in the future. And in the end, the shoppers won’t notice much of a difference. They’ll be too busy checking out the fresh, organic produce at the farmers market or the deals at Trader Joe’s.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And if the current impasse forces another strike, it would surely be another blow to the grocers and their workers. The grocery workers union, the United Food and Commercial Workers, has a responsibility to negotiate the best deal possible for its workers. And Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons must fight for what they can afford to pay with already thin margins. But it’s a drama that ought to be tempered by the knowledge that nobody really wins in a strike and by economic realities of a changing industry. Workers and the grocery chains are each struggling for economic survival. In this fight, however, sanity must prevail or both sides will suffer gravely. last_img read more

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Video Manchester United star ends goal drought with brilliant strike!

first_img Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring for Mexico 1 Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez proved he hasn’t quite lost his touch in front of goal as he scored an excellent goal to help Mexico defeat Ecuador 1-0.The 26-year-old, currently out on loan with Real Madrid, where he sits behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, hadn’t scored since October 29, 2014 prior to the clash.But he showed exactly what he’s capable of with a stunning curled shot from the edge of the penalty area.You can see the brilliant goal below…last_img

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Repertory East Playhouse opens season with Bard

first_imgNEWHALL – Repertory East Playhouse will open its 2006 season with the comedy “The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged.)” The work is a fast-paced comedic journey through all 37 of the bard’s plays, performed by just three actors. It was written by the show’s original performers: Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. “Complete Works” will open Jan. 13 and will be staged at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays until Feb. 18. In order to facilitate covering all of Shakespeare’s plays in one evening, many comedic devices are used. “Othello, The Moor of Venice” is done as a rap song; the histories are performed as a football game, with a crown being the ball in play; and the comedies are lumped together as one play, read and acted out by the three actors. Season tickets for the 2006 season are available. Visit www.repeastplayhouse.org for prices and information about the 2006 season. Those interested in helping with set construction, costumes, ushering or concessions can call Goldberg at (661) 288-0000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “This show is an incredible undertaking for the actors,” said Ovington Michael Owston, the REP’s co-producing artistic director. “And it provides audiences with a humorous look at the works of one of history’s most recognized playwrights. “The Complete Works” will be directed by Mike Davies. Davies has directed plays such as “Much Ado About Nothing” and “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House Is Very Haunted” at the neighboring Canyon Theatre Guild. Joining Davies as assistant director is Caroline Morgan; as stage manager, Katie Mitchell; and assistant stage manager will be Kelly Hardy. The play is performed entirely by three actors: Bill Quinn, who was last seen on the REP stage as Mr. Paravicini in “The Mousetrap;” Doug Stuart, who made his R.E.P. debut as Speed in “The Odd Couple;” and Jason Goldberg, REP’s theater manager who last directed “The Mousetrap.” The playhouse is on San Fernando Road and is part of the revitalization of Old Town Newhall. Tickets for “The Complete Works” are $16, or $14 for children under 18 or seniors over 62. last_img read more

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Bill prohibits discrimination against gays in schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A bill that would prohibit textbooks, curriculum and school-sponsored activities in California’s public classrooms from discriminating against sexual orientation is making its way through Sacramento. Authored by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles, the legislation aims to add sexual orientation to the list of characteristics, such as race, sex, color and handicap, that are prohibited from prejudice when it comes to classroom instruction and school-sponsored activities. The proposal also seeks to include lessons in social science classes about positive contributions that gay leaders have made throughout history. Schools are required by law to teach about the roles that minorities have played with the country’s development. “I think that it’s a very difficult thing to be a student, to know that you’re gay and never ever read anything in 12 years of school that says gay people exist in California or ever did anything good in California,” Kuehl said Wednesday. When teaching about American poet Langston Hughes, for example, Kuehl said it wouldn’t hurt to mention that he was gay as well as black. The bill passed the state Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday and will head to the Appropriations Committee before it arrives on the floor for a vote. Critics of the bill, such as the conservative advocacy group Capitol Resource Institute, argue that it threatens traditional families, because it could change the definition of what a family means. State Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, said there’s more discrimination today against traditional family units than against nontraditional ones. She does not believe that school books are prejudiced against sexual orientation and called Kuehl’s bill unnecessary. “I don’t believe textbooks are discriminatory now,” Runner said. “They’re more discriminatory against traditional families right now. I think more and more people are trying to change the definition of family.” But advocates of the bill argue that it’s wrong to insist that there’s only one type of family today, and that the majority of households don’t fit that mold. Carolyn Laub, executive director for the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, said teaching about different types of families ultimately creates safer schools and prevents violence because students are better informed and more understanding. “We live in a society where many children are raised by one parent, a gay parent, grandparents or are in foster care. All of those kinds of families are part of the fabric of society,” Laub said. “Textbooks and curriculum, to the part where families are discussed, ought to reflect the true diversity in our society.” While special-interest groups spar in Sacramento, the bill has sparked some political reaction from teens. About 500 youths, including gay teens and straight allies, from across the state lobbied their lawmakers last month in the capital for the bill’s passage. Locally, the bill has hit home. At Saugus High School, Tere La Giusa teaches Spanish and is the co-adviser for Safe Haven, the school’s gay-straight alliance. La Giusa and her partner have two youngsters in elementary school and although the children haven’t faced discrimination for their family makeup, she said it’s something to take under consideration as they get older. “They know there are other families and their friends know there are other families,” she said. “But yet when it comes to legislation, I think people become faceless.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661)257-5254 last_img read more

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