Russell fires Islamabad into final

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): All-rounder Andre Russell grabbed three wickets to help fire Islamabad United into the final of the Pakistan Super League, with a 50-run victory over Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi’s in yesterday’s last semi-final. United posted 176 for three off 20 overs after being sent in at the Dubai International Stadium and then restricted Zalmi to 126 all out of 18 overs to book their spot in the championship game against Quetta Gladiators tomorrow. Seamer Russell picked up three for 37 from his four overs, including the wicket of captain Shahid Afridi, who smashed a 17-ball 38 with two fours and four sixes. Left-arm spinner Imran Khalid was the best bowler with four for 20, while opener Kamran Akmal stroked the top score of 45 from 32 deliveries. Sammy made nine from eight balls with two fours before he was fifth out at 80 for five in the 13th over. Earlier, opener Sharjeel Khan smashed 117 off 62 deliveries to propel United’s innings. He put on 108 for the first wicket with Barbados and West Indies right-hander, Dwayne Smith, who made a painstaking 19 off 37 balls. On Saturday, in contrast, Smith hit an unbeaten 50 from 48 deliveries to help United post a nine-wicket victory over Karachi Kings.last_img read more

Tireless Busmen cruise to PFL success

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We set goals at the start of the year and I’m happy that we’ve made history in the AFC Cup and in the PFL. To achieve this in front of our own supporters made it more special for the club.”The Busmen unveiled a retooled squad at the start of the year after a disappointing 2016 campaign where they yielded the league crown to Global and got eliminated in the Round of 16 of the AFC Cup.“We’re quite a new team,” said Iain Ramsay, one of the players acquired at the start of the season. “It took a bit of time, but once we knew our playing style and believed in that style of coach Risto (Vidakovic), everything just clicked. We respect everybody, but we just know if we play to our style, play to our strengths we can beat anyone.”Ceres had struggled against Global in recent seasons, particularly when the two powerhouse sides played in the United Football League.Ramsay produced a hat trick after assisting on Bienvenido Maranon’s fourth minute strike as Ceres completed a magical finish to the season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not a so-so sports season after all Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone BACOLOD CITY—No other Filipino football club logged more air miles and played more matches than Ceres Negros FC in 2017.So when the Busmen played their 44th game in 11 months last Saturday night in the Philippines Football League final, they were expected to plod at the last hurdle.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ But the Busmen hardly looked like a spent force.Counterattacking at every opportunity, Ceres picked apart a surprisingly listless Global Cebu side on the way to an impressive 4-1 victory to make history as the first champion of the country’s professional league at Panaad Stadium here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe win not only spoke volumes of the team’s quality but the resolve of the side to not let up even with an AFC Cup already in the bag.“It’s a testament of the hardwork of the players, coaches and the staff,” said Ceres chair Leo Rey Yanson, who lifted the PFL trophy with his mother, Olivia Yanson, by his side. View commentslast_img read more

Pres. Sirleaf Wants Women to Exercise Voting Right

first_imgAs Liberian women join their counterparts around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged them to attach seriousness to their right to vote if they want to be counted in Liberian politics.President Sirleaf made the statement at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on March 8.  She promised to provide vehicles to facilitate the transportation of women to various locations to carry on their registration so their presence would be felt in the upcoming Special Senatorial election. This year’s International Women’s Day was celebrated under the Global theme “Equality for Women, is Progress for all,” while Liberia’s theme was: “Mentoring for Transformation.”“We will work with the Gender Ministry to organize a registration drive that would help transport all women to their respective areas of voting,” she promised, saying, “If women want to see more women in government, you have to vote and put them there.”Making humorous comments on her inauguration promise for “Papa to bring home black plastic bag,” President Sirleaf said “I promised in 2006 that papa would come home with black plastic bags; but apparently papa passes to many places with the plastic bags before finally going home.  This is why we now empower women to come home with the bag.”Also speaking at the women’s day program was Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan. Minister Ngafuan said he thought it was a shame for so few women to be in the National Legislature.He stated that he would coordinate with the Legislature to enact a law to encourage more women to be represented in politics by forming a Constitution Referendum. Also speaking at the ceremony was President Pro-Tempore, Gbehzohngar Findley, who urged women to work towards their success in politics and not to sit with folded hands.Pro-Temp Findley stressed that while he fully supports women’s participation in politics, they still have to work hard and sell their qualities and qualifications so voters, who would be convinced to elect them in power.President Sirleaf and other women’s rights advocates have crafted a bill known as the “Gender Disparity” bill. This bill seeks 30% participation of women in key public or electable positions. To this date the bill is still languishing in the House of Representatives.During the first debate over the bill last year, some lawmakers took exception to it and described it as “unconstitutional” because it discriminated against one group (men) in favor of another (women).Chapter III Article 18 of the Liberian Constitution says “All Liberian citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation, and shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work.”From that political standpoint certain lawmakers argued that every Liberian, regardless of any of the differences mentioned in Constitution, has the right to participate in election by contesting and that setting a percentage for a group according to sex was discriminatory.One prominent Liberian woman, Madam Mary Brownell, commented last year that she would not support the bill because aside from the constitutional questions it poses; it has the propensity to make women lazy.According to the veteran Liberian educator, more women would see their gender as a prerequisite to occupying positions in government and the private sector. Madam Brownell said some of these women would start showing reluctance to become qualified and become competent enough to compete with their male counterparts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stand pat and pray

first_img Jim Carrey in “The Number 23” has nothing to do with explaining the demonic nuances to Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam?” Tom Hoffarth’s “It’s Out of the Question” column appears Saturdays. (818) 713-3661 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is that an icy stare Phil Jackson will be giving Vlad Radmanovic from here until the winter thaw? Sure he didn’t separate that shoulder dropping a beer bottle in a New York bar? Didn’t he realize the slippery slope he’d be heading down by hanging around Kwame Brown too long? Will Jason Kidd now be forced to discover NewJersey really is hell on earth? Who, in the name of model citizens, or citizens who hook up with models, will end up making the best absentee dad, Matt Leinart or Tom Brady? How is it that Chief Illiniwek has been forced now to fold up his teepee for the University of Illinois, but our nation’s capital finds it far more appropriate to continue to operate an NFL franchise that blatantly points out the reddish skin color of the Native American Indian in a way that hardly is as honorable as what the Illini faithful have done in the Midwest? If we someday end up in Vegas, and Pacman Jones and his group of closets friends happen to get behind us in the same Circus Circus buffet line, and he takes out a wad of large bills because he decides it’s time to tip the busboys, would it be proper etiquette for us to drop our plates at that very moment and run like a Siegfried and Roy’s white tiger as fast as we could toward the Liberace Museum in order to curl up in a ball under one of those grand pianos until the champagne bottles stop flying? If we are left to read the tealeaves swirling around in the bottom of the Styrofoam cups sitting on the uncluttered desks of Mitch Kupchak and Elgin Baylor, are the Lakers and Clippers so fat `n’ happy with where their bobbers are floating in the Pacific Division fishing derby that their GMs only have to think up new twists on the “we tried, but there was nothing out there that matched up right” answers to media questions about why no player transactions were consummated by Thursday’s NBA trade deadline? Aren’t the Clippers seriously in danger of becoming … the Clippers? center_img Aren’t the Lakers seriously in danger of becoming … the Clippers? If the entire Clippers roster was suddenly issued postal carrier outfits to wear each night, would they then be authorized to cut out the middle man and deliver, straight to the fans, the games they’ve been mailing in for the past few months? last_img

Rachier among four Gor officials facing arrest

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 – The High Court in Nakuru on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against five Gor Mahia officials for failing to meet hotel accommodation arrears amounting to Sh500, 000.Resident Magistrate Wilson Kitur issued the orders against Gor Mahia Chairman, Ambrose Rachier, Vice Chairman, John Pesa, Secretary General Ronald Ngala, Kennedy Otieno, and Team Manager Jolawi Obondo for failing to honor a court order demanding the club to pay the hotel arrears. The officials were also required to appear in court Tuesday but they absconded.Kitur said that having failed to honor the judgment of the court in 2015, they had a chance of appearing before the court to show cause but failed.Donnies Bar and Hotel Limited sued the senior officials and wants the club chairman, Rachier to explain why he should not be subjected to civil jail for disobeying a court order directing them to pay the Sh500, 000 arrears.Through lawyer Gordon Ogola, the hotel wants the court to commit Rachier to a civil jail for failure to pay the dues despite a court order.“Gor Mahia have neglected to honor and pay the whole amount and the balance is totaling to Sh437, 080,” Ogola said.Gor are scheduled to depart Monday for South Africa to take on SuperSport United in the return leg of CAF confederation Cup.The hotel sued the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions in June 2017 but the club failed to enter appearance prompting the court to issue a decree ordering Gor to pay the amount.He wants the club compelled by the court to pay the arrears and cost of the suit.Gor were in Nakuru for a pre-season match friendly against Western Stima when the players stayed at the hotel.The club responded by depositing Sh100, 000 but failed to proceed to fully settle the amount.According to Ogola, the hotel rendered accommodation services to Gor Mahia team on January 19, 2015 totaling to a fee of Sh637, 080.The case will be mentioned on May 8.-By Wanjiru Macharia-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ex-Tottenham captain tells talkSPORT they CAN win PL title

first_imgFormer Tottenham captain Michael Dawson believes Mauricio Pochettino can lead the north Londoners to Premier League glory this season.With all eyes on leaders Leicester, Spurs have quietly gone about their business this season and the recent victory at Man City moved them up to second in the table, just TWO points behind the Foxes.The north Londoners – who are still fighting on three fronts in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League – have lost just three times domestically this term and they look capable of maintaining their title push.Central defender Dawson made over 300 appearances for the club in eight-and-a-half years at White Hart Lane before joining Hull City in 2014.Speaking ahead of their FA Cup clash at Arsenal – live on talkSPORT, the 32-year-old told Drive: “Yes I do [believe they can go on and win the title].“I’m absolutely delighted for everyone there.“The job Pochettino is doing there is incredible. If you look at the players and the way they are playing, he’s got a style of football that suits them.“I love watching them – they go out and play with no fear and you talk about them winning the Premier League and people say they have players who have never won things.“Well they are certainly up there and playing with no fear and I’d back them to go on and win the league.”As they remain in the three competitions in February, Thursday’s Europa League draw at Fiorentina in the last 32 was their 37th of the campaign.Some fear the number of games may eventually catch up with the squad, but Dawson is sure they can come through the fixture congestion well.“[Squad rotation] is one thing the manager does there – if you look at them in the Europa League last night they have a squad and the way they play, the intensity they play [with], he has to change them.“They have a good squad, good players coming through – it’s great to see the likes of Harry Winks and Josh Onomah and young players playing with no fear by the looks of it.“They are going out there and enjoying it, it’s great to see.”last_img read more

Chelsea captain John Terry tells talkSPORT: No contract talks at the moment

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry has told talkSPORT that ‘no dialogue’ has taken place about extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.Following the FA Cup victory over MK Dons in February, Terry told reporters that he will leave the west Londoners at the end of the season after being informed he will not be offered an extension on his current deal.The 35-year-old’s contract ends at the end of the campaign and, while Chelsea insisted he may still be offered a new contract, Terry told talkSPORT’s Warren Haughton the situation is no different.The defender, currently out of action with injury, said: “No talks at the moment, but for me the most important thing is Chelsea Football Club and winning games.“You get to the one-year rolling contracts and you don’t take it for granted.“We had the rewards of winning the league last year, you cherish those moments and savour them.“For me, I really hope not but we don’t know at the minute, there’s no dialogue at the moment but that’s not to say there won’t be. Who knows what the future holds.”last_img read more

Don’t let ‘Life’ pass you by untouched

first_img “It was only three or four sentences long, but it took me days to write,” she said last week, decorating the “Life Transformed” float with other members of the Ventura/San Fernando Valley chapter of TRIO – Transplant Recipient International Organization. “I told his family I was so sorry for their loss, and that I didn’t know how to ever thank them for this gift of life. I said I’d pray for my donor every day of my life and hoped someday to meet them.” Because rules require anonymity between organ donors and recipients, the letter was sent to the organ procurement agency in Amarillo, which was supposed to forward it to the donor’s family. “I never heard anything back, so the next year I wrote them another letter on the anniversary of the transplant, but again heard nothing back,” Jackie said. It was the same in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Nothing. Finally, in August 2001, a friend who was traveling to Amarillo on business hand-carried Jackie’s letter to the procurement center there. “A few weeks later I got a call from UCLA saying a letter had arrived for me. It was from Wade’s mother, Rita, saying she’d been wondering why she hadn’t heard from her son’s transplant recipient.” No one knows what happened to those earlier letters, but it didn’t matter now. Wade’s family wanted to meet her. She couldn’t wait. Jackie wrote a letter, then drove down to UCLA to deliver it. It was the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She still doesn’t know if Rita ever got that letter in all the chaos that ensued, but she never heard back from her. “The following January I was watching the CBS ‘Morning Show,’ and they were talking about a week of wishes coming up in the spring. I e-mailed them that I didn’t want anything for myself, but I did want to meet my donor’s family to hug and thank them in person.” A few months later, Jackie got a letter from CBS, saying they couldn’t find her donor family, but wanted her to come to Manhattan anyway for a show they were doing on organ donations. Jackie planned to use the opportunity to talk to a national audience about the 90,000 Americans awaiting an organ transplant – one-third of whom die before receiving a donation. The show was actually a setup. CBS had located Wade’s family and wanted to surprise Jackie on air. “They showed a video of Wade and his family, and after it was over, Rita, Kel and Wade’s brother, Terry, walked out,” Jackie recalled. “We were all crying and hugging.” Later, as they were walking along a Manhattan street on their way to dinner, Kel told Jackie something she will never forget. “I feel like I finally met my dad as a young man,” he said. And he was proud – very proud, Kel told her. In death, his dad had given people he didn’t even know the greatest gift of all. Life. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 While you’re watching the Rose Parade on Monday morning, keep an eye out for entry No. 45 – the float titled “Life Transformed.” There may be bigger, more elaborate floats, but none decorated with more love. Among those riding on the float, waving to the millions of paradegoers and TV spectators, will be Jackie Colleran, a 65-year-old retired school nurse from Thousand Oaks. She’ll be holding a rose and an 8-by-10 picture of Wade Schoenhals of Amarillo, Texas, who gave her a second chance at life nine years ago when he was killed in a motorcycle crash at age 37. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Before he died, Wade had arranged to donate his healthy organs to help keep other people alive. Jackie, who was lying in a coma at UCLA Medical Center only 24 hours from death, received his liver. Wade’s family will be watching the Rose Parade on TV from their hometown of Fritch, Texas. His mom, Rita, a retired school bus driver, and son, 19-year-old Kel, promised to yell loud enough for Jackie to hear them all the way in Pasadena when the float with Wade’s picture on it goes by. It took a while for these two families to meet. But when they finally did a few years ago, it illustrated what is so right and true about organ donations. A woman who was about to die got a second chance at life. And a boy who was only 10 when he lost his father learned more about his dad in death than he ever knew about him in life. Jackie finished the first thank-you letter on Christmas Eve 1996, only a few days before leaving the hospital after her successful liver transplant. center_img INFORMATION For information on the local chapter of TRIO, and One Legacy, the Southern California Organ Procurement Organization, call TRIO president Ron Taubman at (818) 701-2977 or e-mail 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cancer-drug success

first_imgTHOUSAND OAKS – Amgen Inc.’s latest cancer fighter turned out to be an even better warrior than it expected, the biotech giant announced Thursday. The company co-developed panitumumab to fight metastatic colorectal cancer with Fremont-based Abgenix Inc., receiving fast-track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July. In the recently completed study, the companies expected one-third of patients to survive with no progression of symptoms. After testing it on 463 patients who had not improved after chemotherapy, they were surprised to find that 46 percent instead survived without their symptoms progressing. “We saw some tumor shrinkage and, in addition, we slowed the rate of tumor progression,” said Trish Hawkins, a spokeswoman for Amgen. “It’s exciting, because it potentially offers a new option.” The deal between companies goes back 10 years, when Abgenix partnered with Immunex. Amgen purchased the latter company and continued the agreement in 2003, agreeing to handle development and commercialization, while Abgenix manufactures the drug. The companies, which split costs and profits equally, hope to win FDA approval for a launch in 2006. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Colorectal cancer is the third most common kind of cancer in America, with 100,000 new cases diagnosed annually. “It’s exciting news for the company and important news for cancer patients,” said Greg Mann, director of corporate communications for Abgenix. “It gives them an alternative when they’ve failed with chemotherapy.” Shares of Amgen moved up $3.61, or 4.9 percent, to close at $77.51 after release of the news Thursday morning. Abgenix added $3.53, or 38 percent, to close at $12.90. Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 last_img read more

Gomba, Buddu held as Ssingo lose at home on day two of Masaza cup

first_img Tags: Airtel Masaza Cup 2018 Buddu drew 1-1 with Kooki on day two of the Airtel Masaza cup (Photo by Agencies)Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup 2018Match Day Two Results:*(Saturday Games)Group A:-Kyadondo 0-0 GombaGroup B:-Kooki 1-1 Buddu-Buleemezi 2-0 SseseGroup C:-Butambala 0-1 BugerereGroup D:–Busiro 0-0 Mawokota(Sunday Games)-Buluuli 0-1 Buvuma-Buwekula 2-1 Kabula -Ssingo 1-2 Mawogola Gomba Football club the record winners of the Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup  were held to a goal-less draw by 2008 winners Kyadondo at the Gayaza High school play ground on Saturday.In the other matches played on Saturday, Kooki held Buddu to a one all draw at the Lwanda play ground in Rakai district in group B. Frank Ssebufu gave the visiting side the lead at the onset of the second half of the game then Francis Mugema netted the equalizer for the home side.Buleemezi optimally put home advantage to full use with a 2-0 win against visiting Ssese at the Kasana play ground in Luweero.Butambala lost 1-0 at home to Bugerere at the Kibibi S.S play ground in Butambala District during a group C game while islanders Buvuma edged Bululi 1-0 at the Migyera UMEA Play ground in Nakasongola district.Meanwhile, on Sunday 1st July 2018, three games were played.Mawogola registered a 2-1 away win over 2015 champions Ssingo at the Ssaza grounds in Mityana in a game that was climaxed with ugly scenes of crowd trouble.A section of Ssingo fans confronted the coach George Lutalo and his players in expression of their discontentment in the team’s performance only to be dispersed by tear gas from Police.Paul Nvuni and Tavin  Kyeyune Kevin ensured  Mawogola’s victory while John Musasizi scored Ssingo’s only goal on the evening.Having played to a goalless draw against Bugerere in the opening game, Ssingo seat 4th on the 5-team table in group C with 1 point garnered from 2 games.At Kasenyi grounds, Buwekula shook off their opening day defeat with a 2-1 win over Kabula.Captain Nvule  Jamir  Kisitu opened the scoring in the 20th minute before Ivan Bogere doubled the lead. Joseph Vuni scored a consolation for Kabula later in the game.The tournament will return on Sunday 8th July 2018 with 8 fixtures on card.Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup Past Winners:2017 – Gomba2016 – Buddu2015 – Singo2014 – Gomba2013 – Mawokota2012 – Bulemeezi2011 – Buluri2010 – Not Held2009 – Gomba2008 – Kyadondo2007 – Mawokota2006 – Kooki2005 – Mawokota2004 – GombaComments last_img read more