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  • Jamaican footballers celebrate with Leicester City

    first_imgWes Morgan just made history as the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League football title as captain of winning team Leicester City. However, he isn’t the only person of Jamaican heritage to have played for the new English top-flight champions. A year before Morgan was born in 1984, Robert ‘Bob’ Hazell played for Leicester City while they were still in the English first division. Hazell was born in Kingston in 1959 and later migrated to the United Kingdom. He joined Leicester City in 1983 and played for the team for three years from 1983 to 1986. He helped the East Midlands club to a 15th-place finish in the 1984-85, season before being loaned out to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a short spell. During his period with Leicester, he made 41 appearances and scored two goals. Hazell never played for Jamaica, but he did represent the England Under-21 squad, playing one game in 1978. Frank Sinclair, who helped Jamaica qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, also played for Leicester City. Sinclair played for dethroned English champions Chelsea from 1990-1998, playing for a season with West Bromwich Albion from 1991-1992 on loan and then moved to Leicester City from 1998 until 2004, making 164 appearances for the club and scoring three goals in his time there. Most recently, Jermaine Beckford, who joined the Reggae Boyz set-up in early 2013, played for Leicester between 2011 and 2013. Beckford made 43 appearances for the Foxes, scoring nine goals in total.last_img read more

  • Djokovic’s next French Open foe was cleared of match-fixing

    first_imgItaly’s Marco Cecchinato celebrates winning his fourth round match against Belgium’s David Goffin in four sets 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, June 3, 2018. APPARIS — In his record 12th French Open quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic will face a man he knows well, even if the rest of the world does not.What a tale Marco Cecchinato (it’s pronounced Cheh-key-NAH’-toe) can tell, though. He is a 25-year-old from Sicily who once was handed a match-fixing suspension that later was thrown out on appeal. His tour-level career record was 4-23 before this season. His Grand Slam record was 0-4 before last week.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding And what a beautiful, one-handed backhand that is.A reporter wanted to know whether he thinks that shot of his is more like Gustavo Kuerten’s or Stan Wawrinka’s, a pair of past French Open champions.“Honestly,” came the reply, “I want to be like Cecchinato.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next #KicksStalker: LeBron’s shoe gets Filipino touch anew 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 View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Yet here he is, earning the right to face Djokovic for a spot in the semifinals at Roland Garros by eliminating the No. 8-seeded David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 on Sunday. How surprising is this run? Cecchinato’s ranking of No. 72 is the lowest in a decade for a man in the final eight at the French Open.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 crownAsked whether he could have envisioned, even as recently as April, that he would get this far at a major tournament, Cecchinato answered with one word, “No,” before breaking into as wide a smile as can be.“For me,” he continued, “this is the best moment of my life.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Cecchinato and Djokovic, who meet Tuesday, have crossed paths often in Monte Carlo. Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, lives there; Cecchinato has worked on his game at an academy there.“I have known of him for many years,” Djokovic said after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 30 Fernando Verdasco. “I know now his game and I practiced with him. I watched him play. For sure, he’s playing the tennis of his life.”Yes, Djokovic was thrilled to get back to a ninth consecutive quarterfinal in Paris after dealing with elbow trouble for more than a year and needing surgery in February. And in other men’s action Sunday, No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev was relieved to win a third consecutive five-setter — after trailing 2-1 in sets each time — to get to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, where he will face No. 8 Dominic Thiem.But one of these is not like the others.At all.ADVERTISEMENT In July 2016, Cecchinato was one of three Italian players initially suspended by their national tennis federation for allegedly influencing the outcome of matches. He was banned for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros (about $45,000), accused of losing on purpose during a lower-tier Challenger event at Morocco in 2015.Cecchinato appealed, and the Italian Olympic Committee announced in December 2016 that the sanctions were dropped entirely.Asked Sunday whether he wanted to explain what happened, Cecchinato replied in Italian: “Right now, I want to enjoy this moment. That year was a tough time. I want to think about the present. Maybe we can talk about it after the tournament. Now I want to enjoy the fantastic moment that I am living. And I think that’s good enough.”Fact is, his French Open probably should have ended in the first round.Cecchinato dropped the opening two sets that day against someone named Marius Copil, a Romanian ranked 94th, and then was two points from losing, right then and there. But Cecchinato came all the way back, winning 10-8 in the fifth set.And so the journey began.Next came a straight-set win over 190th-ranked Marco Trungelliti. The “lucky loser” made the 10-hour, 650-mile drive with his 88-year-old grandmother, mother and younger brother from his home in Barcelona to Paris once he realized there was a spot in the field available because someone else withdrew.That was followed by a four-set upset of 10th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta, and then the surprising win over Goffin.“When he made me run, he was actually dictating the rallies,” said Goffin, whose right elbow was looked at by a trainer during the match, “so it was hard for me to have the upper hand.”Cecchinato certainly appeared to be appreciating every moment of his time on Court Suzanne Lenglen. He chatted with himself during changeovers — “I like to talk,” he said later — and dropping down onto the red clay after one last backhand winner on match point. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

  • “Colossal failures, lies & half-truths” – Rohee debunks Govt’s “1-year” achievement

    first_imgPeople’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee has completely disregarded the achievements that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration claimed to have realised in its one year in office.To mark its first year in executive office, the Administration released an advertisement highlighting 50 measures it has achieved.Among those were: increased salaries for public servants, fighting corruption, press freedom restored, new townships, lower crime rates, better streets and roads, Local Government Elections held after 22 years, and a clean Georgetown,.However, according to Rohee, almost 80 per cent of the claimed achievements are downright lies and half-truths.On the matter of salary increases, the General Secretary pointed out that if this were the case, the workers unions at their May Day Rally would never have demanded Government delink the completion of the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Service from the overdue increases. He also challenged the claim that press freedom was restored.“If this is the case, the Government needs to explain why the US State Department’s 2015 Report hammered the APNU/AFC Government on the lack of press freedom in Guyana?” he posited.On the hosting of Local Government Elections after 22 years, Rohee argued that this was a blatant distortion of the truth.“The facts are that the PNC utilised every effort to prevent the holding of the Local Government Elections following successive General and Regional Elections since 2006. They frustrated the work of the Task Force set up to review the laws and as a consequence, had no alternative but to support Motion after Motion laid in the National Assembly calling for the postponement of Local Government Elections,” he emphasised.Regarding the crime situation, Rohee lambasted the Government for failing miserably to develop a strategic plan to deal with the issue.“The security experts ensconced at the Ministry of the Presidency have all failed. They are tripping over each other trying to prove who knows best. There is no anti-crime plan; “Operation Dragnet” is a colossal failure. Citizens do not feel safe on the streets nor at work or in their own homes. Public safety and security has turned out to be a total disaster,” he stressed.Rohee went on to discredit a number of other claimed achievements, dubbing the advertisement as nothing but sheer propaganda.In this regard, he called on the general populace to not be misled or fooled by the “shenanigans” of the current Government.last_img read more

  • Half-time: Chelsea 1 Tottenham 0

    first_imgCaptain John Terry gave Chelsea the lead in the Capital One Cup final with a goal on the stroke of half-time.The Blues skipper reacted quickest after Spurs had failed to clear a Willian free-kick, his close-range effort taking a deflection on its way in.And only Hugo Lloris prevented Chelsea scoring a second a minute later as he made a good save from Gary Cahill’s header.Earlier, Christian Eriksen had gone closest for Tottenham as he struck the crossbar with a ninth-minute free-kick.Chelsea dominated possession early on, Branislav Ivanovic nodding into the side netting, but Tottenham came to life after they hit the woodwork.Harry Kane’s tame low effort was comfortably fielded by Petr Cech, who later gathered a scuffed Eriksen shot.After a high-tempo start, the game became slightly scrappy with Eric Dier going in the book for a foul on Diego Costa.But as the break loomed, Spurs made a mess of Willian’s delivery and Terry drilled home, with Cahill forcing a save from Lloris shortly afterwards.Blues boss Jose Mourinho sprung a surprise ahead of kick-off by opting for Kurt Zouma to start in central midfield, in place of the suspended Nemanja Matic.Cesc Fabregas was named in the three to play behind Diego Costa, while Cech got the nod ahead of Thibaut Courtois in goal. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Zouma, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Ake, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy. Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Dembele, Stambouli, Lamela, Saldado. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • CattleWomen’s Corner: Zesty barbecued cheeseburgers recipe offered

    first_imgThe California State Jr. High School Rodeo Finals will be at the Tehama District Fairground May 12-14 and admission is free. The Red Bluff community is planning a Welcome to Red Bluff Taco and Nacho Dinner for the roughly 200 contestants and their families. For more information, call Irene Fuller at 736-8551, write to [email protected] or Jean Barton at [email protected] recipe for zesty barbecued cheeseburgers is from Thirty Meals in 30 Minutes, at …last_img

  • Temperatures rise to 104, seeds fall in tennis’ Australia Open

    first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia >> On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open.Six-time champion Novak Djokovic, however, complained about the brutal conditions during his second-round win over Gael Monfils, when the temperature peaked at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).Djokovic urged tennis organizers to be more flexible about the rules for drink breaks, time between points and suspension of play …last_img read more

  • Klay Thompson could miss third straight game

    first_imgOAKLAND — Kevon Looney practiced on Wednesday and is expected to play Friday when the Warriors face Denver, but Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston did not join the team for workouts and remain questionable.Looney, the Warriors’ backup center, missed the past two games with right pelvic soreness. “He’s feeling better,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I expect him to play.”Thompson, nursing a sore right knee, also missed his second straight game Tuesday when the Warriors lost 128-95 to the Boston …last_img read more

  • 5 things you’ll want to know about Warriors phenom Eric Paschall

    first_imgConsider that in his first four NBA games he averaged 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists … A Warriors fan favorite was born this past week.Eric Paschall was the team’s second-round selection in June’s NBA draft. If the Warriors didn’t entirely know what to expect, the same could be said about the 6-foot-9, 255-pound Paschall, who reported to a franchise that had basically burned to the ground. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img read more

  • Africa’s most powerful supercomputer

    first_img29 September 2009South Africa’s newest supercomputer, a Sun Microsystems hybrid, went online in Cape Town earlier this month, providing the local and regional research community with a powerful tool for tackling problems of climate change, energy security and human health.With a peak performance of 31-trillion calculations per second, the hybrid supercomputer is the fastest in Africa and ranks among the top 500 in the world.By using the system, months of computing on research projects can be replaced by weeks, days or even hours of work. It is housed at the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).“Through the addition of this Sun Microsystems hybrid supercomputer, the CHPC has become a facility that holds its own among the best in the world,” CSIR chief executive Sibusiso Sibisi said in a statement.“It is a resource, along with the other elements of the unfolding national cyber-infrastructure, which provides us as South Africans with the tools and infrastructure to tackle major challenges collaboratively, by drawing on our own and international expertise.”The supercomputer has been installed in the CHPC’s newly refurbished data centre. Green computing interventions have been included in the design and construction of the facility.Technical specificationsAt the core of this computing power is a Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with 64 SPARC64 VII quad-core processors, and a cluster of four Sun Blade 6048 modular systems.This was delivered in two stages: stage one consisted of one Sun Blade 6048 modular system with 48 Blades based on Intel Xeon E5450 processors, while stage two consisted of three Sun Blade 6048 modular systems that house 144 blades based on the next-generation Intel Xeon processor – codenamed “Nehalem”.At the front end, the CHPC has the Sun visualisation system, which allows for users to assemble and view 3D models of their data.The open storage solution is based on 10 AMD Opteron-powered Sun Fire X4540 open storage servers, providing half a petabyte of data, with the Lustre parallel file system for extreme input/output performance and reliability. Rounding out the hardware part of the solution, all of the components are connected via a Voltaire Infiniband switch.Software for the solution consists of Sun HPC software, Linux Edition, SunVM Ops Center and software from Totalview.“The Sun Microsystems hybrid computer complements the [country’s] existing supercomputers, notably the IBM e1350 Linux-based cluster and the Blue Gene/P system,” the CSIR pointed out.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

    first_imgFour students from St John’s Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes book reading and literary knowledge.Khelan Desai, Hongjae Noh, Sahaj Mooji and Joshua Bruwer, students at St John’s Preparatory School in Johannesburg, celebrate their win at the World Literature Competition held in Toronto, Canada on 3 July 2017. With them is the team’s coach, school librarian Nicky Sulter. (St John’s Preparatory School)CD AndersonThe World Literary Competition, known informally as the Kids’ Lit Quiz, is an annual literature test for pupils between the ages of 10 and 13. The focus of the competition is to encourage a love of books and literature from a young age. Qualifying national rounds are held around the world and regional finalists are invited to compete at an international event. This year the event was held in Canada at the beginning of July.St John’s winning team comprised Grade 7 and 8 students Khelan Desai, Hongjae Noh, Sahaj Mooji and Joshua Bruwer. The team beat off tough competition from school teams in the USA and UK.A series of 100 questions are asked during the competition, focused primarily on children’s literature, young adult fiction and classic literature, which categories also include historical fiction, classic fairy tales, poetry and comic book literature. The St John’s team answered 40 of the 100 questions correctly to win the title.While the win was a surprise for the four boys, following the competition a school representative said they had worked hard for the contest, based on their shared love of books and languages.“The fact that these boys have reached this incredibly high standard,” said Jacqui Deeks, “in a world where [there are] rumblings about reading taking a back seat to technology, and where boys are traditionally seen as more disinterested in reading than girls, is a refreshing and welcome repudiation of these perceptions.”Team coach Nicky Sulter, St John’s head librarian, said the boys worked hard to get their victory: “[They have] been incredibly enthusiastic about preparing for this event and have really enjoyed all the reading that has gone into this victory.”Sulter highlighted how vital it was to encourage boys with an interest in books and talent for literature. “[Interest in the] annual event keeps our boys reading all year, whether or not they make it into the school’s teams.”St John’s headmaster Patrick Lees congratulated the team, saying the four represented the long-held tradition of literary appreciation at the school. “Reading at St John’s is probably the most important aspect of the boys’ education. Right from Grade 0, [students] adopt an adapted version of the Dr Seuss saying, ‘Read, read, read, the more you read, the more you know, the more you know, the more you grow.’”Deeks reiterated the headmaster’s sentiments: “[St John’s students] know this off by heart. Reading gives a child so much; it assists self-improvement, understanding and communication, and develops imagination and creativity. It improves verbal ability, focus and concentration, and memory, and it is relaxing and entertaining. Everyone should read and once you’re hooked, you’re hooked for life.”After the win, team captain Noh spoke about how the boys’ passion for books, particularly in the traditional printed form, inspired their success: “The physical appearance, the paper, the ink, the smell of the book. I had a teacher … who said every book you read was a life you’d lived; I really took that to heart.”The team was sponsored by Exclusive Books. CEO Benjamin Trisk said it was competitions such as this that really cultivated a culture of reading in more South African schoolchildren. “We are proud that [the] boys have excelled … with [this kind of] passion. South African children have shown that they do still love books.”National co-ordinator of the South African qualifying competition Marj Brown outlined the successes South African schools had had in the competition: “Since 2004, a South African team has won three finals.“It is an exciting and motivating event that really brings reading to life for thousands of young people and broadens their scope of reading … [The competition allows] participants [to be] able to meet with ‘kindred spirits’ from other countries and cultures, joined by their shared love of reading … [It] contributes positively to understanding and tolerance among people from a young age.”The team received gold medals, a cash prize and, more importantly, book prizes for their personal book collections.Source: BooksLIVE, Good Things GuyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more