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Excelsior elated with first Grace Shield title

first_imgExcelsior High lifted the urban area ISSA/GraceKennedy Shield cricket title for the first time in 53 years, after defeating Eltham High by 220 runs in the final at Melbourne Oval.Guided by national Under-17 batsman, Raewin Senior, bowling his part-time left-arm spin, Excelsior bowled out Eltham for 90 in their second innings on yesterday’s third and final day.This was after Eltham were set a difficult victory target of 331 at the end of day two.Eltham were bowled out for 96 in their first innings, while Excelsior made 228 and 178 in their respective innings.”We are very elated to finally get this off our backs,” stated an elated Kirkland Bailey, coach of Excelsior.”It’s been since 1963 that Excelsior last laid hands on this title and it feels good to finally take it home back to the family.”Needing to score a further 253 runs to pull off an upset win, Eltham, resuming on 58 for three, started badly by losing two wickets for the addition of two runs.This left their captain and main batsman – national Under-19 representative Ramone Francis, who batted at number six – with the Herculean task of doing damage control. He was the seventh man out when he was stumped off the bowling of left-arm spinner Rushawn Riley for 27.Riley supported Senior ended with three for 13.”We planned how to get the victory last (Tuesday) night and it worked,” Bailed explained.”Once we kept it tight, they would not have the technical competence to handle our bowling.”They have one extremely good player (Francis) and he would have to do everything for them.”Shawn Headlam, coach of Eltham, who were seeking their second title in three years and seventh overall, said he was expecting a tougher fight from his charges.”It’s a bit of a surprise how we folded,” he said. “We were a bit confident coming into the final day, given that most of our key batsmen were yet to come.”But no one wanted to stay around with the captain and in the end it cost us. It was poor cricket by us, over the three days.”He added: “We will just have to now turn our attention to recapturing the urban area Digicel Twenty20, as well as try and go on to win the all-island Twenty20.”Before Excelsior’s triumph, the closest they had reached to the title since 1963 was in 1981 and 1996 when under the leadership of Courtney Walsh and Chris Gayle, respectively, they reached the final.last_img read more

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Court acquits Taulava of P9.5-M tax evasion charges

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson PBA D-League Draft set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The prosecution did not present the registry receipt issued by the Bureau of Posts or the registry return card as proof that Taulava was mailed the assessment notice, which he denied receiving.The failure to give due process to Taulava “gives rise to the conclusion that the accused is under no obligation to pay for the subject taxes,” read the decision penned by Associate Justice Erlinda P. Uy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAssociate Justices Roman G. del Rosario and Cielito N. Mindaro-Grulla concurred in the decision.BIR accused Taulava, who currently plays for NLEX Road Warriors and is the oldest active player in the Philippine Basketball Association, of failing to pay his deficiency income tax and value-added tax for the year 2004. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The said assessments were stated in separate assessment notices dated Jan. 5, 2009.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Asi Taulava now can heave a sigh of relief.Filipino-Tongan basketball player Pauliasi “Asi” Taulava has scored against the Bureau of Internal Revenue, as the Court of Tax Appeals acquitted him of P9.55-million tax evasion charges.In a 41-page decision dated Nov. 3, the CTA First Division said BIR failed to prove that it properly served the final letter of demand informing Taulava of his tax assessment for the year 2004.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Northern Metalic Flyers aiming to keep flawless record in tact

first_imgThe Fort St. John Northern Metalic Flyers are off to a 5-0 start and will be hoping to keep a zero in the loss column this weekend. They’ll be on the road for a double header against the Whitecourt Wolverines.Last time on the ice the Flyers swept Fort McMurray in a two game set by scores of 5-2, and 5-3.Whitecourt is still searching for their first win this season as they have two losses and two ties through four games.- Advertisement –last_img

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Pique confident of luring Nadal and Djokovic to revamped Davis Cup

first_img0Shares0000Gerard Pique is confident that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will play in the revamped Davis Cup © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Oct 17 – Gerard Pique believes Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will both play in the reformed Davis Cup next year and has said the “door remains open” to Roger Federer.Pique was speaking on Wednesday in Madrid, where the tournament finals will be contested over a week in November 2019, as part of a host of controversial changes to the format of the 118-year-old competition. The new Davis Cup carries a number of complications, not least because it is set to lock horns with the ATP’s World Team Cup, another inaugural event expected to take place just a few weeks later in Australia.November is also traditionally the month when top players begin their time off at the end of a congested 10-month season.For the tournament to be a success, and convince supporters to travel, it will likely need the grandees of the men’s game — Nadal, Djokovic and Federer — to participate.“I have spoken with all those players,” said Pique, the Barcelona defender who is also the president and founder of Kosmos, the company promoting the new Davis Cup.“With Rafa it is very positive, if he does not have an injury he will be there.“On Novak, if he has to choose between the two he says he will play the ATP tournament. I took the opportunity to talk to him because he represents the players and the meeting was very positive. I am confident we can reach an agreement.”Federer is the least likely of the trio to play given the now 37-year-old has long been very selective in the tournaments he enters.The Swiss prioritises the four Grand Slam events and has not played in the Davis Cup since 2015.Pique added: “Federer is at a point in his career in which he prioritises the most important tournaments. I have talked with his people and I have not closed any doors.”Earlier this month, Djokovic commented on the “poor timing” of the new Davis Cup while Federer said he “highly doubted” he would play, adding he felt it was “designed for the future generation of players”.The proposed week is between November 18 and 24 next year.Pique insisted that the International Tennis Federation, which runs the Davis Cup, is “still in negotiations” with the ATP, the organisation responsible for the men’s tour, regarding its equivalent competition.“Nobody knows if the two competitions can co-exist,” said Pique. “The competition they intend to create for now is a new project – the Davis Cup has a longer history and much more credibility.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Where are they now? Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup winners

first_imgGK – Bradley Collins  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)DF – Isak Ssewankambo  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Derby)DF – Andreas Christensen  – Appearances for Chelsea = 2 (Current club: Chelsea)DF – Jake Clarke-Salter  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-19s)DF – Ola Aina  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)MF – Jordan Houghton  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)MF – Isaiah Brown  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea)MF – Ruben Loftus-Cheek  – Appearances for Chelsea = 2 (Current club: Chelsea)MF – Charlie Colkett  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)MF – Jay DaSilva  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-19s)FW – Dominic Solanke  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)Sub – Fankaty Dabo  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under 21s)Sub – Kasey Palmer  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)Sub – Charly Musonda  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)Sub – Kyle Scott  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-19s)Sub – Ruben Sammut  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-19s)Sub – Isaac Christie-Davies  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-18s)Sub – Mitchell Beeney – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s) 4 4 4 4 GK – Sam Walker – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Colchester United)DF – Billy Clifford – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Last club: Walsall)DF – Rohan Ince – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Brighton and Hove Albion)DF – Jeffrey Bruma – Appearances for Chelsea = 9 (Current club: PSV Eindhoven)DF – Aziz Deen-Conteh – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Port Vale)MF – Connor Clifford – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Barnet on loan from Southend)MF – Jacopo Sala – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Hellas Verona)MF – Aliu Djalo – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: PS Kemi)MF – Josh McEachran – Appearances for Chelsea = 22 (Current club: Vitesse Arnhem on loan from Chelsea)MF – Gokhan Tore – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Besiktas)FW – Marko Mitrovic – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Brescia)Sub – Milan Lalkovic – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Barnsley)Sub – Aldi Haxhia – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Last club: Bishop’s Stortford)Sub – George Saville – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Bristol City on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)Sub – Ben Sampayo – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Last club: Grays Athletic)Sub – Anton Rodgers – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Swindon Town)2011/12 FA Youth Cup winners: Chelsea beat Blackburn 4-1 on aggregate GK – Jamal Blackman – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea)DF – Todd Kane – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: On loan at Nottingham Forest)DF – Alex Davey – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: On loan at Scunthorpe)DF – Nathan Ake – Appearances for Chelsea = 11 (Current club: On loan at Reading)DF – Adam Nditi – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Fleetwood Town)MF – Nathaniel Chalobah – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: On loan at Reading)MF – Amin Affane – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Wolfsburg II)MF – John Swift – Appearances for Chelsea = 1 (Current club: On loan at Swindon Town)MF – Lewis Baker – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Swindon Town)MF – Islam Feruz – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea)FW – Lucas Piazon – Appearances for Chelsea = 3 (Current club: On loan at Eintracht Frankfurt)Sub – Alex Kiwomya – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)Sub – Mitchell Beeney – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)Sub – Alistair Gordon – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Last club: Dover Athletic)Sub – Reece Mitchell  – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club: Chelsea Under-21s)Sub – Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Appearances for Chelsea = 2 (Current club: Chelsea)Sub – Nortei Nortey – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Last club: Maidenhead United)Sub – Archange Nkumu – Appearances for Chelsea = 0 (Current club – KA Akureyri)2013/14 FA Youth Cup winners: Chelsea beat Fulham 7-6 on aggregate Chelsea lift the FA Youth Cup after beating Manchester City 5-2 on aggregate Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 on Monday night to give them a 5-2 aggregate victory in the 2014/15 FA Youth Cup final.The second leg, played at Stamford Bridge, saw Isaiah Brown and Tammy Abraham score following Kelechi Iheanacho’s opener for City.The triumph is Chelsea’s fourth in six years, showing their dominance at youth level, but still there have been no players, John Terry aside, to make an impact on the first-team in recent years.So what happened to the Blues starlets of yesteryear? talkSPORT takes a look at where they are now…2009/10 FA Youth Cup winners: Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3-2 on aggregatelast_img read more

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DDTV: VIDEO OF DONEGAL’S GOALS AGAINST TYRONE AND INTERVIEWS WITH FANS

first_imgDONEGAL fans celebrate after Sunday’s Ulster SFC semi-final win over Tyrone in Clones.Watch fans’ reaction – and see the goals which won it for Donegal – by clicking on the video. DDTV: VIDEO OF DONEGAL’S GOALS AGAINST TYRONE AND INTERVIEWS WITH FANS was last modified: June 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:DDTV: VIDEO OF DONEGAL FANS AFTER SUPER WIN OVER TYRONElast_img read more

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Arsenal and Liverpool on alert as Barcelona star could be available to sign

first_imgArsenal and Liverpool are on red alert after learning Inter Milan will not take up their option-to-buy clause on Rafinha.The midfielder has been on loan at the San Siro from Barcelona this season and he has made 16 appearances.As part of the loan move, Inter have the option to buy the Brazilian outright this summer for £33million.But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian club have balked at that and will not be taking up their option on Rafinha.That will come as good news to both Arsenal and Liverpool, who are tracking the 25-year-old.The pair looked at Rafinha last summer, but they ended up looking elsewhere for midfield reinforcements as Inter’s offer trumped theirs. Barcelona star Rafinha celebrates 1last_img

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Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently

first_imgWithin Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.Geological change can happen quickly. Picture enough material to cover New York’s Central Park with 275 feet of debris; that’s how much material fell from the walls of Zion Canyon about 4,500 years ago, according to estimates announced by PhysOrg. The Sentinel Slide began when a crack in the Navajo sandstone gave way.  The BBC News shows maps of the landslide’s progress over the next few moments.“It’s a spectacular volume of material. You get, essentially, one of Zion’s most massive cliffs collapsing, running across the canyon in 20 seconds with peak velocities of 90 metres per second (200mph),” said Dr [Jeff] Moore [University of Utah].Within 60-90 seconds, it was all over. The dust probably took a long time to settle. Flowing south, the Virgin River backed up behind the landslide, forming a lake that lasted for about 700 years before overtopping the debris and carving a channel out. During the lake period, sediments settled on the bottom, flattening the canyon floor and making it easy for today’s visitors to drive into the canyon. The remains of the Sentinel Slide begin south of Zion Lodge and continue downriver for two miles. Moore estimates its volume at 286 million cubic meters of debris.Lake sediments formed the flat floor of Zion Canyon. By David Coppedge, 2014This is probably one of many landslides that created Zion Canyon, Moore believes. A smaller one in the northern regions of the park happened about 2,600 years ago. Moore dated the slide by measuring cosmic ray damage in the newly-exposed rocks. New slides could occur at any time, with catastrophic consequences for today’s visitors. Such an event is unlikely, however. If it did, there would be no warning. There is no evidence of an earthquake or other trigger for the Sentinel Slide.This event is another example of a large, rapid geological change within historic times. Consider also the Gros Ventre slide near Yellowstone, the explosions of Santorini and Krakatoa, and the near-instant changes around Mt. St. Helens in 1980. We have eyewitness testimony for cases like this. From others, we can infer what must have taken place, such as at the Heart Mountain detachment east of Yellowstone, the Chile dam breach (2/18/16), the Channeled Scablands, and now Zion.Creationists believe changes before, during and after the Flood differed only in scale. There’s no need for millions of years.Project: At the rate of known catastrophes over the last 10,000 years or so, including all sources from tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, megafloods and other rapid events, could any point on a continent expect to remain unmodified for millions of years? (Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Madhya Pradesh’s Congress government slaps NSA on three men accused of cow slaughter

first_imgThe administration of Khargone district in Madhya Pradesh invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against three people arrested in connection with alleged cow slaughter near Moghat village four days ago, officials said.“We received information four days ago that a few people were involved in cow slaughter near Moghat. When the police arrived, the accused fled from the spot. The police team found the carcasses,” Khandwa Superintendent of Police Siddharth Bahuguna said.The police said they had reached the spot based on a tip-off that they had received.The police passed on the information to the district administration, which asked the police to invoke the NSA against the accused. After an investigation, Raju, Shakil and Azam were arrested, the police said.last_img

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From MoUs, Punjab to shift focus on actual investments

first_imgIn a paradigm shift from the past, the Punjab government has decided do focus on execution of concrete investment proposals instead of just entering into agreements and statements of intent as the State prepares to hold an investors’ summit in the first week of December.“We have done a paradigm shift, in the past there used to be focus on the MoUs, which was fine when investment promotion agency was still young. But it has now matured and therefore, we believe that we should go beyond just looking at statements of intent into concrete proposals. We are now looking at actual investments. So the investor should have a project ready for implementation. In the past two-and-a-half years the State has seen an investment of over ₹50,000 crore,” Additional Chief Secretary Industries-Commerce Vini Mahajan told The Hindu.Punjab is organising the Progressive Punjab Investors’ Summit on December 5 and 6 surrounding the theme “Building Partnerships for Inclusive Growth – MSMEs in the Global Value Chain”. MSME unitsThe event is expected to see participation from leading industrialists, new-age entrepreneurs, foreign missions and dignitaries. The summit intends to provide a platform to experience the success story of Punjab and explore investment opportunities offered by the State.“Our focus this time is on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as it is the backbone of the State’s industry. The MSMEs are our strength as they generate largest number of employment, which is close to 1.76 lakh till October 2019. The intent is to bring global players and local industry on the same platform to promote business-to-business contacts,” Ms. Mahajan said.The event aims to highlight that Punjab houses robust MSME units in numerous sectors which can be vendors-partners of the international clients looking for ancillary units to support their global value chains.“We are partnering with Japan, UAE, U.K. and Germany as we see many mutually benefiting collaborations with industry based out of Punjab. Many international players from these nations have already expressed their interest in increasing investment in the State,” she said.“Punjab was among the first to not only identify MSMEs as the key engine of economic growth and employment but also undertake several structured reforms and create supportive infrastructure to support their holistic growth and development in the past two years,” she said.last_img read more

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