Jabari Parker shines as Bulls beat Suns

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Bulls: Host the Miami Heat on Friday night in the first of three meetings between the teams this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES James Harden explodes for 43 as Rockets escape Pistons for fifth straight win TIP-INSSuns: Crawford finished with 16 points, and Richaun Holmes had 14. … Phoenix shot 49 percent from the field.Bulls: Rookie F Chandler Hutchison was held out after he developed back spasms during the morning shootaround. “It just kind of came out of nowhere,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. … F Lauri Markkanen (right elbow sprain) had “his best conditioning workout” on Wednesday, Hoiberg said. Markkanen and G Kris Dunn (left MCL sprain) participated in a pick-and-roll drill in practice. “We did have our guys out there. It wasn’t a contact drill,” Hoiberg said, “but just to try to get them integrated into a 5-on-5 setting.”UP NEXTSuns: Try to stop a six-game slide against Milwaukee when they visit the Bucks on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Phoenix lost for the seventh time in its last eight games. Devin Booker scored 23 points, T.J. Warren had 21 and Deandre Ayton added 18 points and 12 rebounds.Jamal Crawford’s pullup jumper for the Suns tied it at 97 with 10:54 left, but the Bulls responded with a 10-0 run. Parker had a driving dunk before Antonio Blakeney capped the decisive sequence with a jumper with 7:27 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPhoenix pulled within three on Warren’s 3-pointer with 1:27 to go, but Arcidiacono found Wendell Carter Jr. for a layup and LaVine made two foul shots to help close it out.Carter and Blakeney also had 14 points apiece for Chicago, which improved to 1-7 against Western Conference teams this season. Justin Holiday made three of the Bulls’ 11 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker, front, drives against Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Jabari Parker had 20 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 124-116 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game slide.Chicago shot a season-high 56.8 percent from the field and placed six players in double figures in just its third win in its last 12 games. Zach LaVine scored 29 points after missing Saturday night’s loss to Toronto due to an illness, and Ryan Arcidiacono finished with 14.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

IEARN-Liberia, YES Celebrate Global Youth Service Day

first_imgThe International Education and Resource Network (IEARN-Liberia) in collaboration with the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, celebrated the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) over the weekend in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The occasion was attended by young people from across the country.According to the organizers of the event, the celebration was aimed at encouraging youths to volunteer and render services that would help improve the conditions of their country, communities and its people.GYSD is an annual celebration of young volunteers around the world. It is designed to encourage youths to participate in community service and service learning. The day honors those who have contributed to their communities through voluntary commitment.The Buchanan celebration was held under the theme: “Youth Service and Volunteerism for a Clean Coastal Environment “with the Motto: “Providing Leadership through teamwork.” The importance of environmental sanitation was highlighted at the program. The youths learned the importance of volunteerism and how to keep their various communities and beaches clean.Serving as Guest Speaker at the occasion was the research analyst of the Bureau of Afro- Asian Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Akoi. Mr. Akoi said in order for young people to achieve their personal and professional goals in life, they must work together by taking advantage of voluntarism.He spoke on the theme: “Empowering and Motivating youths through the improvement of communities in the world.”Mr. Akoi said young people should take advantage of technology; adding that the future of modern learning is squarely in technology. “How can one unlock the social network and media that helps children makes new connections?” He asked.He said social networks and social media are helping young people globally to make positive connections, adding that the experts’ have given advice that parents need to make Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social networks a safe and enriching part of their family life.“From cutting–edge approaches, to communications and teamwork, to bold new ways to bring ambitions to life, this engaging presentation shows attendees how to catalalyze (cause or accelerate a reaction by acting as a catalyst) personal and professional growth overnight.By leveraging emerging opportunities and trends, anyone can unlock their potential for greatness or discover the fast lane to success in no time flat,” he explained. At the event, which also included a workshop, youths learned the importance of keeping their beaches clean in order to help keep community-dwellers healthy. IEARN- Liberia Program Director, Jacob F. Bandiyo, urged the participants to be ambassadors for themselves by educating others about the importance of having clean beaches.According to Mr. Bandiyo, his organization will this year set up an environmental taskforce that will help in the process by observing various beaches in the county and continue to carry on community sanitation.Mr.Bandiyo urged the youths to engage in community activities for the betterment of the country stating that through voluntarism the country will compete with others in the Sub-region.He however disclosed that the GYSD reminds the youth of their importance to the world at large by encouraging people to give back to their countries and communities, by taking the mantle to the people through volunteerism.The IEARN- Liberia Program Director urged the participants to be ambassadors for themselves and their communities by educating others about the importance of having a clean beach.GYSD is observed every April 10. This day was launched as National Youth Service Day in 1988 in the United States, it is coordinated by Youth Service America and most of the projects are based in the United States.Every year the GYSD program brings together a growing number of volunteers from other parts of the world who take part in a series of activities; including the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) alumni and youth volunteers from Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA News: Glenfin reserves through to Senior B Quarter Final after fine win over Malin

first_imgSenior Men FootballCongratulations to the reserve team who are through to the Senior B Quarter final with a fine win over Malin. Glenfin were in control for the full hour and ran out winners on a score of Malin 0.09 – Glenfin 2.17.Glenfin Team: Ryan Dorrian – Dean Herron – Shaun McGlynn – Finnian McGlinchey – Shane McGintry – Aodhfin McGlynn – Paul McCrudden – Peader Campbell – Hugh Foy – Ronan Carlin – Paul Bonner – Jason Marley – Matthew McGinley – Mark McGinty – Ross McDermott. Subs Used: Mark Temple – Tony Carlin – Pakie Moy – Dylan McGlynn – Seamus McGlynn. The fate of the seniors was already decided before their Championship game with Malin but it didn’t look like that as they put it up to Malin for long periods but a late goal for Malin made the win more comfortable looking than it was. Final Score Malin 2.20 – Glenfin 1.13.Glenfin Team: Liam OMeara – Martin ODonell – Gary Herron – David Carr – Jason Morrow – Steven McGlynn – Kyle Doherty – Paddy OConnor – Paddy McGrath – Daniel McGlynn – Michael McGlynn – Stephen Carr – Conor McBride – Stephen Ward – Gerard Ward. Subs Used: Kevin McGlynn:Both the senior and reserves are away to Glencolmcille next Sunday the 11 th at 1.30pm and 3pm. Out 3 rd team play Glenswilly at home on Wednesday the 7 th of September at 7.00pm.Good luck to all teams in their upcoming fixtures. LottoLotto winning numbers for 30/08/2016 are 7-1- 5-8- 2-4- 6-3. Josie McNamee matched 3 numbers and gets €60.00. Jackpot for the 06/09/2016 is €4150.00.Minor BoardHard luck to our U13 Boys team who lost out to Gweedore on Wednesday evening the 31 st . Their next fixture is home to St Eunan’s on Sunday the 4th at 6pm.U13 Girls started their league off with an away game in Donegal town on Saturday the 3rd at 1.30pm. The game ended in a draw. Their next fixture is home to Convoy at 6.30pm next Friday 9 th of September The U18 Boys team and management would like to thank the following for their very kind sponsorship of training tops for the minor team: Joe McGlynn Marley Wool Store – Rose McGlynn Reelin Bar – John & Aiden Marley Marleys Shop – Ryan Dorrian KIA Cabs – Mary & Francie Harkin Harkins Bar.Your support is very much appreciated.Senior Ladies FootballOur senior ladies lost to Moville in the ladies senior championship final on Sunday the 4th of September in Muff. It was a very close first half but a late rally by Moville saw them scoring 2.04 in the last ten minute of the first half to open a gap the was too hard for the Glenfin ladies to close. To Glenfins credit the tried very hard to keep in touch but lost in the end on a score of Moville 5.15 – Glenfin 4.08. Glenfin Team: Faith Harkin – Diane McGlynn – Sinead McGinty – Jessica Martin – Anna Marie McGlynn – Gemma Glakin – Mary Martin – Karen Guthrie – Katy Herron – Grainne Houston – Colene McGrath – Kathy Ward – Aine Ward – Yvonne McMonagle – Karen Ward. Subs Used: Rachel Ward – Maggie Farrley – Rosin Moy.Club Gear is available in all sizes. To order contact Kate McGlynn on 0877952880, Sean Bonner on 0872608539, Francie F Marley on 0872414714 or Jakie OMeara on 0871222112 .Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to seamusward61@gmail.com or texting 0872052481GAA News: Glenfin reserves through to Senior B Quarter Final after fine win over Malin was last modified: September 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAglenfin gaaMalinNoteslast_img read more

Smith weighs in ahead of title showdown

first_imgHarrow Weald’s super-featherweight prospect Mitchell Smith weighed in at 9st 3lb ahead of his English title clash with fellow undefeated fighter Peter Cope.Smith, 21, will face the 23-year-old Hartlepool man at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Wednesday evening for the vacant championship.Cope also weighed in a pound under the 9st 4lb super-featherweight limit.Wembley welterweight Gary Corcoran will be defending his unbeaten record on the same bill. He faces Chris Jenkinson of Bolton.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Maharashtra stares at severe water crisis

first_imgWith the arrival of the monsoon getting delayed, Maharashtra’s dams are left with only 6.61% of the total capacity of water. Except for the Konkan division, water availability in the remaining five divisions has dropped to single digit. The Aurangabad division which covers Marathwada is the worst affected, with only 0.53% of it’s total capacity.According to data from the Water Resources Department, the Amaravati division has 6.38% of its capacity compared to 11.67% in the corresponding period last year. In the Nagpur division, the availability is 5.68% as against 11.56% in 2018. The Nasik and the Pune divisions are left with 4.98% and 6.2% water respectively compared to 14.98% and 19.61% last year. The Konkan region however has 25.41% water in its dams against 34.13% last year. Eight out of nine major dam projects in the Aurangabad division are left with no water as of now. Correspondingly, the number of tankers deployed across the State has increased to 6,597 — 6,382 privately owned and 215 government owned — from 6,443 in just a week between June 3 to June 10. Last year, in the same week, 1,777 tankers were deployed. As per data from the Water Supply and Sanitation department, 5,243 villages and 11,293 hamlets are being supplied water using tankers. In a related move, the State government has decided to finalise the detailed project report for interlinking dams. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the dams would be interconnected with pipelines and a supply network would be created across the region. The plan, under consideration for the last few years, will be implemented with the help of the newly formed Jal Shakti Ministry at the Centre. “We are working to develop a Marathwada water grid. Five detailed project reports are ready and work on the final one is on. We are going to connect all dams in Marathwada,” the CM said in Aurgangabad recently. The number of cattle in 1,591 fodder camps across the State is 10,35,438 with the majority being in Beed, Solapur and Ahmednagar. Questions have been raised over the extraordinary large number in Beed and Ahmednagar district and an inquiry has been ordered to check whether there are any irregularities.last_img read more

“Little League for esports” hopes to organize youth gaming

first_imgView comments MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion NBA-best Raptors hand Clippers worst loss of season Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “You can’t really just look at the best players online and use that as your primary way to find the next great pro because the problem is that you don’t know a lot about their behaviors,” Hand said. “Will they be able to handle the pressure of being at the Staples Center or Madison Square Garden?”Just like Little League, it’s not strictly about churning out elite talent. Super League also creates an in-person sense of community around gaming, one that allows parents to watch and even coach. Some have concerns about their kids spending too much time on screens, but at least with Super League, gaming happens in a social, supervised space — better than playing solo in a basement or bedroom.“It’s one of the best decisions we’ve made,” said Alon Rothschild, who drives his 11-year-old son, Frankie Capello, over an hour from Staten Island to compete with New York’s “Minecraft” team.The co-ed organization provides players with uniforms, tech support and access to its digital platform, which allows players to log into Super League competitions from anywhere. But it’s the in-person events that pull kids in.“You’re actually sitting next to each other and you’re talking,” Frankie said. “When you’re talking, you basically are getting the better experience with your friends. I love talking with my friends and doing this.”The league hasn’t turned out any professional players, though it’s taking steps to ramp up its gamer development. It has created a training program within its software for at-home use and is offering boot camps focused on helping players improve. Hand wants to begin hiring former professional gamers to coach at Super League events, too.Super League is also eyeing expansion into games like “Fortnite.” Although Super League’s player base is believed to be the largest of its kind in the U.S., it still represents a sliver of the gaming world, leaving a lot of room for growth before Super League is as synonymous with esports as Little League is with baseball.Getting there could be a boon in an already booming industry.“A kid who does play Little League is an MLB fan for life,” Hand said. “Cultivating that future fan through our youth leagues is really essential.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, image provided by Super League Gaming, New York Fury team competitors react during a Super League Gaming competition against a team from Boston at City Center 15 Cinema de Lux in White Plains, N.Y. Super League is trying to bring structure to an industry devoid of it at the youth level. The league was founded in 2015 and has teams in 16 cities for its three gaming titles: “Minecraft” for younger players, and “League of Legends” and “Clash Royale” for players as old as their mid-30s. (Maria Gambale/Super League Gaming via AP)WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he’s best at “Minecraft.” Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why.“I basically know the controls like the back of my hand,” he said before turning his focus back to a tight match against a rival team from Boston. Christian claims to be shy at school, but here, he’s a vocal leader on a New York team of nearly 20 esports competitors, some as young as 6 years old. With a spot in the league finals on the line, Christian tapped away at his keyboard and excitedly discussed tactics with teammates.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The hope is that Super League can close a major gap in the esports ecosystem for young gamers, particularly in the U.S. The industry is set to eclipse $1 billion soon, and there are more professional opportunities than ever. Pros in the NA LCS — the top North American “League of Legends” circuit — averaged over $300,000 in salary this season, and many colleges now provide esports scholarships. Careers in esports coaching or game design are increasingly in demand, too.But to pursue those jobs, players need to start early. Esports pros often peak in their early 20s, and elite talents in countries like South Korea are being identified before reaching middle school.The relatively weak U.S. gamer pool is holding back North American franchises from competing on an international stage. Esports powerhouse Cloud9 became the first NA LCS club to even make the semifinals at the League of Legends World Championship this year, and it only had one U.S. player in its starting lineup. The lackluster American feeder system was a talking point when NA LCS franchise owners met this summer.“A lot of our amateur system has fallen away,” said NA LCS Commissioner Chris Greeley. “I think we all agree that it is shallower right now than it could be and should be.”Riot Games, which publishes “League of Legends” and manages its professional circuits, is partnered with Super League and hopes the organization can boost the reputation of American gaming. Super League uses proprietary software to pair players with competition at the appropriate skill level, and its weekly in-person events allow for stronger development than if players were left to practice alone. Super League also makes it easier for pro franchises to scout players and evaluate their talent and makeup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The group was strategizing over pickaxes and archers, not pitchers and catchers, but the focus on teamwork and communication could have come straight from the bench at a youth baseball game.At Super League Gaming events like this, that’s the goal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“Like Little League for esports,” says Super League CEO Ann Hand.Super League is trying to bring structure to an industry devoid of it at the youth level. The organization was founded in 2015 and runs national leagues for three esports games: “Minecraft” for players in elementary and middle school, and “League of Legends” and “Clash Royale” for older players. Kids are often introduced to competitive video games via “Minecraft” before graduating to “League of Legends,” giving them a place to train and play throughout their teenage years and beyond — the “League of Legends” competitions don’t have an age limit. Super League Gaming has tens of thousands of players, although not all attend every live event, and its “Minecraft” championship has been turned into a reality TV show on Nickelodeon.last_img read more

Celtics Beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, Lead East Finals 3-2

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger.Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points — his ninth 20-point game of the postseason — and Boston beat Cleveland 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.The Celtics held James to two fourth-quarter points, earning their 10th straight victory in Boston to remain perfect at home this postseason and move within one win of their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010.“I just enjoy playing in the big moments, in the big games. That’s when I have the most fun,” said Tatum, who needs one more 20-point game to tie Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s rookie record of 10 in a postseason.“I can’t say it enough: We’re one win away from being in the finals,” Tatum said. “The playoffs bring the best out of people.”Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston on Sunday if necessary. The home team has won every game so far in the series, and none has been closer than nine points.“We’re looking forward to having an opportunity to force a Game 7,” said James, who had 26 points and 10 rebounds but also had six turnovers. “It’s up to us to see if we can come back here for one more.”Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) celebrates near the end Game 5 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 96-83. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and 21-year-old Jaylen Brown had 17 points for Boston. Tatum added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals one day after finishing a single vote shy of a unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie team.“The sky’s the limit” for Tatum , Brown said. “He’s going to continue to get better. He’s my workout partner. I expect it in myself and I expect it in him.”Kevin Love scored 14 points for the Cavaliers, who are trying to reach the finals for the fourth consecutive season. James has played to the end in seven straight seasons.To extend that streak, he’ll need to win two in a row.One of them will be in Boston.“Our focus — LeBron’s focus — is to win,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. “That’s the only thing that matters.”The Celtics opened a double-digit lead in the first quarter and nursed it the rest of the way, holding on through a four-minute scoring drought that saw Cleveland score nine straight points to cut the deficit to 83-71. But Terry Rozier hit Horford with an alley-oop to snap the skid, and that was as close as the Cavs would get.Reserves Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each scored 13.FADING STARJames had one basket on four shots in the fourth quarter, and afterward conceded that he was worn down. He finished 1 for 6 from 3-point range in the game; the Cavaliers made just 9 of 34 attempts from beyond the arc and shot just 42 percent overall.Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) puts his jersey on as he watches from the bench area near the end of Game 5 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 96-83. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)“I had my moments, but I think everybody at this point is tired, worn down whatever the case may be,” he said. “I was still trying to make plays, put our team in position to win.”GOONING IT UPBoston went on a 15-3 run in the first quarter to turn a three-point deficit into a nine-point lead. The Celtics scored nine in a row at the end of the first quarter and into the second to take a 36-19 lead, their biggest of the game.That’s when the Cavaliers fought back .After a hard defensive play by Morris sent Larry Nance Jr. into the first row of seats, Morris appeared to wander over and say something. Nance to jump up and body checked him; Morris responded with a one-handed shove to the face.Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) goes to the basket over Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Aron Baynes and Brown came in to break it up, and Terry Rozier put a body on Nance. After a review, the referees called technicals on Rozier, Nance and Morris. Kyle Korver made the foul shot to make it 36-20 and Cleveland went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to eight points, 36-28.But Morris made a long 3-pointer to stop the scoring drought, and soon hit another to cap an 8-2 run that made it a double-digit lead.Smart said the Celtics wanted to more aggressive at home.“At their place, they were the aggressor,” he said. “That showed and they came up with the victory. We just wanted to be that team tonight.”TIP-INSTeams that win Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series win 83 percent of the time. … James had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists at the half. Tatum had 13 points, and Horford had 10 points and seven boards at the break. … Baynes made his first start of the series, subbing for Morris. … It took until midway through the third quarter for a Cavs starter other than James or Love to make a basket. J.R. Smith sank a floater to make it 63-50, and George Hill followed with a jumper of his own. … The Celtics were 10-0 in the playoffs at home in 1986. … Horford had his 7th double-double of the postseason, matching a career high he set in 2015.—By JIMMY GOLEN , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli hits 5th Indian Premier League hundred, 1st since 2016

first_imgVirat Kohli hit his 5th hundred in the Indian Premier League during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 9th match of the 2019 IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday. Kohli is 2nd in the list of most century makers behind Chris Gayle who has 6 hundreds.David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings) have 4 hundreds each. Virat Kohli (100 off 58) fell off the last ball of the over as RCB posted 213/4 from their 20 overs. |KKR vs RCB|Virat Kohli had hit 4 hundreds in the 2016 IPL when RCB had their backs to the wall. A sensational record-shattering performance from the captain helped the team reach the final 3 years ago. Virat Kohli did not score another hundred in either 2017 or 2018.Virat Kohli also happens to the leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League. Along with Suresh Raina, Kohli is one of only 2 batsmen with over 5000 runs in the IPL.King Kohli is our key performer for his outstanding off 58 deliveries pic.twitter.com/5UfYEQdgU5 IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019On April 5, Virat Kohli had hit 84 when Roal Challengers Bangalore hosted Kolkata Knight Riders.During the course of his 5th hundred, Virat Kohli went past 300 runs in a season for the 10th successive year in the IPL. Kohli had scored 165 runs in 2008 and 246 runs in 2009.In 2016, Virat Kohli smashed a record-breaking 973 runs and 4 hundreds from 16 matches as Royal Challengers Bangalore finished as runners-up.Despite Virat Kohli’s brilliance with the bat, Royal Challengers Bangalore have struggled as a team and continue to languish at the bottom of the points table.advertisementAlso Read | Dale Steyn returns for RCB after 9 years but no AB de Villiers vs KKRAlso Read | India doing well because players completely trust each other: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Why The NCAA Is Punishing Missouri Worse Than North Carolina

first_img The NCAA admitted that North Carolina’s punishment wasn’t as bad because the Tar Heels stood by their courses and the grades that were given.Missouri, meanwhile, admitted to some wrongdoing.The NCAA report distinguished the difference between the North Carolina & Mizzou academic fraud cases/rulings: pic.twitter.com/gFvh3l5Xn7— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 31, 2019Now, everyone is saying that you should not ever cooperate with the NCAA.Missouri got the old “exemplary cooperation” gold star from Indianapolis and still got nuked.NEVERCOOPERATEWITH THE NCAA pic.twitter.com/1wjlXoV7j9— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) January 31, 2019Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples pushed back on this idea a bit, though.“USC would disagree with this assessment. They got hit harder in the Bush case because they didn’t cooperate. UNC had the good fortune of the NCAA trying to call something an extra benefit when it clearly didn’t fit the NCAA’s own definition of an extra benefit,” he tweeted.USC would disagree with this assessment. They got hit harder in the Bush case because they didn’t cooperate. UNC had the good fortune of the NCAA trying to call something an extra benefit when it clearly didn’t fit the NCAA’s own definition of an extra benefit. https://t.co/O3uGUSfAyY— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 31, 2019Regardless, Missouri clearly got hit pretty hard here and it could prompt a serious exodus of players from the Tigers’ program.Stay tuned. An NCAA logo on the court during the NCAA Tournament.LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 21: A general view of the court ahead of the game between the UCLA Bruins and UAB Blazers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA is facing some harsh criticism today for handing Missouri a significantly worse punishment than North Carolina, despite both schools having somewhat similar academic scandals.Missouri’s football program has been given a 2019-20 postseason ban and a couple of their other athletic programs have been punished, too.North Carolina, meanwhile, didn’t get hit with anything close to that.The reason, basically: North Carolina didn’t cooperate with the NCAA while Missouri did.last_img read more

ODPEM Gearing Up for Active Hurricane Season

first_imgAs the Atlantic Hurricane Season approaches, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the local authorities, are putting measures in place to ensure that the country is ready for any of the 18 systems, which have so far been forecasted. Acting Director General of the ODPEM, Richard Thompson, said the measures include ongoing interventions in a number of selected communities, inclusive of first aid, shelter management, search and rescue, disaster awareness, and initial damage assessment. [RELATED: Jamaicans Urged to Plan for Hurricane Season] In addition, 44 micro mitigation projects have been carried out, and eight community response teams trained, while training is ongoing in 12 others. Mr. Thompson was speaking on Wednesday, May 1, at the launch of Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness Month 2013, at the agency’s New Kingston offices, under the theme: ‘Plan for Disaster in Advance, Give Yourself a Fighting Chance’. He further informed that a number of plans have been revised, including the national chemical response protocol; the national damage assessment plan; the national welfare plan; the national oil spill plan; and the national emergency telecommunication plan. Through collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Southern Command, training has been conducted in search and rescue under emergency operations and early warning initiatives. Functional exercises have been undertaken, with participation from the airport authority, and parish disaster coordinators. “We have built a national emergency telecommunication architecture…(and) have designed concept and structure for an emergency affiliated radio service,” Mr. Thompson told the press conference, adding that a mass notification system has also been designed for the public and ODPEM’s partner agencies. As it relates to warehousing and post-positioning, ODPEM now has a western regional warehouse in Montpelier, St. James, and has carried out repairs to a number of small parish facilities. “That gives us capabilities to preposition very early supplies in the parish, so we can respond very effectively,” Mr. Thompson said. State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Colin Fagan, said because of the key preliminary steps, which had been taken by the local authorities and ODPEM, through the National Disaster Committee, led by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, the country had fared much better than some parts of the United States. Mr. Fagan pointed out that in 2010, the combined effects of prolonged rains, hurricanes and tropical storms had resulted in damage of more than $90 billion. “Therefore, as we prepare to give ourselves that fighting chance, I urge us all to take seriously, the messages, information, and guidance from ODPEM during this period,” he said, while also urging the local authorities to play their role in informing and guiding the various communities. Meanwhile, Mr. Thompson urged Jamaicans to plan ahead in order to mitigate the effects of any weather systems, which may affect the island. He said preparedness is not only the responsibility of ODPEM and its partner agencies and organisations, but that persons should also do their part to protect their lives and families. By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more