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Broad, England rattle South Africa

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first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (AP):Stuart Broad rattled South Africa with three wickets as England had the world’s top-ranked team 137-4 in the first Test at stumps yesterday.After England posted 303 all out in its first innings at Kingsmead, Broad removed opener Stiaan van Zyl and South Africa captain Hashim Amla early in the home team’s reply. He returned to claim the prize wicket of AB de Villiers for 49 late on the second day.England led by 166 at stumps and had South Africa in a vulnerable position in Durban with its two best batsmen, Amla and De Villiers, out.”It was nice to hit that rhythm, but I’ll have to do it again tomorrow,” Broad said.Opener Dean Elgar was 67 not out and the key for South Africa on the third day with England eyeing a first-innings lead and a significant advantage at the start of the four-Test series.De Villiers hit seven fours and a six and was driving South Africa’s recovery from 14-2 and Broad’s first two strikes. But Broad forced an edge behind to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with a superb seaming-away delivery and England edged ahead.When offspinner Moeen Ali bowled Faf du Plessis, England was clearly in control at 113-4.Broad finished the day with 3-16. Elgar and the inexperienced Temba Bavuma, who was 10 not out, took South Africa carefully to the close.”I think we forget about the scoreboard,” South Africa’s Morne Morkel said. “That’s the best thing for us to do, and just play the best batting cricket we can.”It could have been even better for England after the dismissal of Van Zyl with the second ball of the innings, when he chose to leave a delivery from Broad that clipped his off stump.Amla was dropped by Bairstow on two, although that mistake didn’t cost England much. South Africa’s No. 3 fell to a nick off Broad and a catch by Bairstow after adding just five more runs.CONTROVERSIALCALLDe Villiers also had a second chance when on 11. He sent a low catch to Ben Stokes in the gully, who claimed the dismissal after diving forward and cupping his hands under the ball. Australian TV umpire Bruce Oxenford ruled the ball hadn’t carried. England’s fielders didn’t agree, and Broad said the England management thought it was “100 per cent out”.De Villiers threatened to make England pay, gathering momentum in an 86-run partnership with Elgar in the late afternoon before Broad’s third wicket – and his most important – halted South Africa again. Broad celebrated exuberantly as De Villiers trudged off.Earlier, England lost its last six wickets for 129 at the start of the day after being 179-4 overnight. The tourists expected to make much better progress with their deep batting line-up.SCOREBOARDEngland 1st Innings(Overnight: 179-4)Alastair Cook c Elgar b Steyn 0Alex Hales c De Villiers b Steyn 10Nick Compton c De Villiers b Morkel 85Joe Root lbw b Piedt 24James Taylor c De Villiers b Steyn 70Ben Stokes c Duminy b Morkel 21Jonny Bairstow c Elgar b Abbott 41Moeen Ali c De Villiers b Morkel 0Chris Woakes lbw b Morkel 0Stuart Broad not out 32Steven Finn lbw b Steyn 12Extras: (1b, 3lb, 1w, 3nb) 8TOTAL: (all out) 303Overs: 100.1Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-12, 3-49, 4-174, 5-196, 6-247, 7-253, 8-253, 9-267, 10-303.Bowling: Dale Steyn 25.1-5-70-4, Kyle Abbott 24-4-66-1 (1nb), Morne Morkel 26-5-76-4 (2nb, 1w), Dane Piedt 16-2-63-1, Stiaan van Zyl 2-1-2-0, Dean Elgar 7-2-22-0.South Africa 1st InningsStiaan van Zyl b Broad 0Dean Elgar not out 67Hashim Amla c Bairstow b Broad 7A.B. de Villiers c Bairstow b Broad 49Faf du Plessis b Ali 2Temba Bavuma not out 10Extras (1lb, 1w) 2TOTAL: (for 4 wickets) 137Overs: 52Still to bat: J.P. Duminy, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel, Dane Piedt, Dale Steyn.Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-14, 3-100, 4-113.Bowling: Stuart Broad 10-5-16-3, Chris Woakes 11-1-22-0, Moeen Ali 13-0-45-1, Steven Finn 10-1-34-0, Ben Stokes 7-1-19-0, Joe Root 1-1-0-0.Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Rod Tucker, Australia.Television umpire: Bruce Oxenford, Australia.Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.Toss: Won by South Africa.last_img read more

Premier League match of the week

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first_imgArsenal vs Chelsea @ Emirates StadiumArsenal ChelseaGames 5 5Succ. passes/Per game 485.6 467Chances created/Per game 10.2 13.80Goals scored/Per game 2.40 2Goals Conceded/Per game 1.40 1.20Tackles won/Per Game 12.80 11Shots/ Per Game 14.60 18.20*Stats provided by Squawka- Arsenal have not beaten Chelsea at home in last five league games- Chelsea are unbeaten in 10 of the last 11 meetings with Arsenal in all competitionslast_img

Cartoon: December 11, 2015

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Man gets 9 years for attempted murder

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first_imgThirty-two-year-old Mohan Dharbali, also called “Rakish”, of Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice, was jailed for nine years by Justice Brassington Reynolds on Monday last after he pleaded guilty to an attempted murder charge.The Police stated that the accused dealt one blow to Fazal Hussain with a piece of wood to the head on February 7, 2017.Mohan DharbaliAccording to Hussain, he was at a wake house when Dharbali came and asked him what he was doing there. He then proceeded to punch and lash him to the head with a piece of wood. Hussain lost consciousness and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital. Currently, he cannot hear from his left ear.In a probation report, Probation and Welfare Officer attached to the Social Protection Ministry, Leesa-Ann Tucker said Dharbali was raised by a stepfather after his biological father died.At the age of 14 years, he worked as a porter with an uncle at Calabash Creek in the Canje River.In 2012, he was jailed for breaking and enter. As a child, he was often left unsupervised.The accused said he was sorry, but claimed that Hussain attacked him and he acted in self-defence.  Hussein said he wanted justice.Dharbali said, “I am sorry about what happened and it will never happen back.”Before passing sentence, Justice Reynolds said the offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. He then referred to a United Nations report on life expectancy for Guyanese males which is 63 years.  Hence, he premised Dharbali had 31 years remaining, and deducted 15 and a further five for the guilty plea. Another year was removed for the mitigating probation report.However, Justice Reynolds noted that Dharbali was not a first-time offender. He also said he noted the desires of the victim who said he wanted justice.last_img read more

17 homes evacuated as flood situation in Region 9 worsens

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first_img…water level rises 6 feet; shelters established – Regional officialRescue operations were on Wednesday activated in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) following rising water levels in several already cut off communities. This was according to Regional Vice Chairman Carl Singh who told Guyana Times that communities in the South Pakaraimas and Deep South, and the Rupununi are still inundated.The flood situation is seemingly reaching a worrying level as several persons were evacuated from their homes in Region NineHe noted that several persons from about 17 households were transported to three shelters in Lethem as the flooding intensified. The official explained that around 05:00h, the Moco-Moco and Takutu Rivers rose some six feet, adding that the Rupununi River also remains at a “very high” level. Up to late Wednesday, Singh disclosed that the water did not recede.“St Ignatius Secondary school was cut off, you have to use boats to get over the bridge; the entire Deep South is cut off; at Nasha Bridge, the water very high there. Nothing can be done in there,” Singh observed.This publication understands that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has volunteers stationed in Lethem while other officials not present on the ground were also in constant contact with the region.Vice Chairman Singh deemed the flooding as ‘worrying’ as he noted that he will update Government on what could be done to assist residents of the region.“It’s a worrying situation because water rise drastically since the morning and it hasn’t gone down; we’re now assessing the situation and we will let [Government] know what they can do,” he noted.Coupled with the flooding is reportedly a shortage of fuel in Region Nine which is blamed on the bad condition of Linden-Lethem trail. Only last week a truck transporting fuel toppled while crossing a bridge.A temporary by-pass was carved out but according the Vice Chairman, the truck remains stuck on the bridge as drums of fuel are being shuttled to Lethem.In the last few days, movement of people and cargo was severely hindered as workers made feverish attempts to remove the truck. It was reported that rotten parts of the decking of the bridge, collapsed under the truck’s weight.It was stated further that the situation was coupled in the part of the road between Aishalton and Wariwau being washed away due to overtopping of the Ireng and Takutu Rivers along with continuing heavy rainfall which continued into Wednesday.Before the temporary by-pass was made out, buses were taking people and goods up the blocked off sections and they had to board other vehicles to continue their journey.Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock said earlier this week that emergency construction works were necessary before the bridge could be opened to the public. He had also warned that fuel shortage was imminent as tankers had been prevented from traversing the trail. During the blockage, some vehicle owners travelled to the nearby Brazilian community, Bonfim to search for fuel. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

New Century hit with contract breach claim

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first_imgUBS also claims New Century has failed to account for missing escrow payments made by borrowers. As of March 31, New Century received more than $1.7 million in escrow funds from borrowers with loans purchased by UBS, according to UBS. A call to a spokesman for Irvine-based New Century was not immediately returned Thursday afternoon. UBS is among lenders that declared New Century in default last month. New Century filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Monday. UBS Real Estate Securities Inc. sued New Century Financial Corp. on Thursday, claiming the subprime lender misappropriated millions of dollars from mortgage payments made on loans owned by the investment firm. In the 14-page filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, UBS claims New Century breached the terms of a contract that called for the subprime lender to buy back home loans sold to UBS under certain conditions, such as when borrowers default soon after taking on the loans. UBS claims New Century and its subsidiaries had agreed to collect borrowers’ mortgage payments and deposit them into a third-party account, pending New Century complying with its obligation to buy back some of its loans. But New Century failed to deposit more than $3.8 million in mortgage payments that the company received from borrowers on loans purchased and owned by UBS, according to the complaint. The company was the second-largest provider of home loans to high-risk borrowers, but fell on hard times amid a spike in mortgage defaults caused by borrowers unable to make payments. A bankruptcy judge signed an order Thursday approving a bid by New Century to secure up to $150 million in interim financing so it can continue operating.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

Newcastle confirm departures

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first_imgNewcastle have confirmed that their new head coach will recruit his own staff after paying tribute to departing pair John Carver and Steve Stone.Managing director Lee Charnley has placed on record his thanks to 50-year-old Carver after it emerged on Tuesday that he and Stone would be leaving the club.Charnley said: “After discussions with John, it was mutually agreed that in the best interests of the club moving forward, and to enable the new head coach to build his own coaching team, we would go our separate ways.”He added: “John loves Newcastle United and no-one could have worked with more passion and enthusiasm than he did.“John’s connection with the club dates back to 1979, when he joined as an apprentice. John has always put the club first and the recent discussions we had only re-affirmed this.“He is a man of great character and dignity and will always be welcome at Newcastle United. We wish him every success in the future.”Carver had hoped to persuade Charnley and owner Mike Ashley that he was the man for the job long term, but a run of only three victories in the 19 Barclays Premier League games for which he was in charge left the Magpies in a grim fight against relegation.He had been appointed until the end of the season in January after then Derby boss Steve McClaren had turned down the opportunity to succeed Alan Pardew at St James’ Park.However, McClaren, who was due back in the country following a family holiday on Wednesday, remains the man in pole position, and the club will now look to tie up the formalities as quickly as possible.For Carver, the task is now to find a new challenge after a desperately difficult few months at the helm of his home-town club.He said: “It has been a privilege to serve as head coach of this great football club. The fans and the region deserve a successful team and both myself and my support staff worked very hard with the squad that was available to us.“I would like to thank all of the staff at the club for their dedication, including Steve Stone in particular. I am also grateful to the owner and to Lee Charnley for their support during my tenure.“I wish the club every success for the future and steeled with the experience of the last six months, I am eager and ready for the next challenge.”Former England international Stone has also left the club, although goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman remains in post and Dave Watson, who stepped up from his role as Academy Under-18s coach following Pardew’s departure, will return to his previous role.Charnley said: “I would like to place on record our thanks and appreciation to Steve Stone for his contribution to the club.“Steve joined us as Academy coach in 2009 before being appointed reserve team assistant manager in July 2010. Steve was subsequently promoted to first team coach under Alan Pardew and latterly, John Carver, for whom he provided tremendous support.” 1last_img read more

Sevilla confirm deal for Chelsea midfielder ‘very close’

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first_imgSevilla are close to tieing up a deal for Gael Kakuta, the Spanish club’s president Jose Castro has revealed.Kakuta is out of contract at Chelsea this month but the La Liga side will have to pay the Blues a compensation fee as the Frenchman is under the age of 24.“Kakuta is very close and I think we will be able to confirm it in the next few hours,” Castro said on Sevvila’s official website.The Lille-born player joined Chelsea in 2007 from RC Lens but has made just six appearances for the first team since then.Kakuta did make a big impression while on loan last season at Primera Division side Rayo Vallecano.The 23-year-old scored five goals and set up seven more in 35 league appearances to help Rayo finish 11th in La Liga.Kakuta had previously endured disappointing loan spells at Fulham, Bolton Wanderers, Dijon, Vitesse Arnhem and Lazio.Sevilla, who became the first club to win the Europa League four times this season, will play in the Champions League in the 2015-16 campaign. Gael Kakuta 1last_img read more

Tottenham fall behind European giants in race to sign 22-year-old starlet

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first_imgInter Milan have moved ahead of Tottenham in the battle to sign Joachim Andersen from Sampdoria.Andersen, the 22-year-old defender, has earned plenty of admirers this season after nailing down a spot in the Italian side’s first team. huge blow REVEALED Spurs are tracking the centre-back closely and he is considered an ideal replacement for Toby Alderweireld, who is out of contract in the summer.But, according to Corriere dello Sport, it is Inter who appear to be favourites to sign the Denmark youth international next summer.The San Siro club have kicked off talks for Andersen with Sampdoria, and sporting director Piero Ausilio is working hard to broker a deal. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining ADVICE Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Andersen has caught the eye representing Samp this season Ausilio has also sat down with Andersen’s agent and sounded him out over the player joining the Nerazzurri at the end of the season.Tottenham must now work hard to catch up with Inter or risk missing out on Andersen.The north Londoners were first linked with Andersen last month, with reports claiming they have been scouting the young defender since August. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Latest Football News 1last_img read more

‘IT’S A SIGN OF THE TIMES’ INSIST CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY CAMPAIGN

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first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have hit back at County Councillors who have called for the removal of anti-Property Tax signs around the county and have said that their campaign intends erecting even more signs over the coming weeks.Last week Cllrs. Padraig Doherty, Terence Slowey and David Alcorn raised the issue at the Glenties Electoral Area meeting of the Council.“We make no apology for fighting against this unjust tax. We want to get a strong message out to the government and political parties that we will not pay the Property Tax. “We want the average citizen to feel confident that in standing up against the the tax, that they are not alone, but part of a huge movement of ordinary people around the state who are prepared to defy the government.” said Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, spokesperson for Can’t Pay Won’t Pay.“With all the problems we have in our county of mass unemployment, the emigration of our young people, the decimation of rural communities, it is beyond belief that these cllrs. choose to attack those who are standing up for their communities, rather than the government which has caused the problems. These councillors should remember that they were elected to represent the people and not to maximise their travel expenses.”“More signs will be erected over the coming weeks as we step up our campaign to defeat the Property Tax. Indeed we ask communities which do not have signs in their areas to contact us and we will provide them with stencils for producing the signs as well as practical advice. We need the message to go out to all areas that we can defeat this tax through non-payment.”  ‘IT’S A SIGN OF THE TIMES’ INSIST CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY CAMPAIGN was last modified: March 26th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Can’t Pay Won’t Paysignslast_img read more