Misery for Brathwaite as Russell hurts Delhi

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell hurt Delhi Daredevils with a three-wicket haul as Carlos Brathwaite tasted defeat on debut in a nine-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their opening game of the Indian Premier League here.Seamer Russell grabbed three for 24 from three overs as KKR, opting to bowl first, bundled Delhi out for a paltry 98 off 17.4 overs at Eden Gardens.Left-arm spinner Brad Hogg claimed three for 19 while pacer John Hastings (two for six) and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (two for 21) supported with two wickets apiece.Not a single Delhi batsman made it into the 20s and South African Quinton de Kock was their top-scorer with 17.In reply, KKR cruised to their target in the 15th over with captain and opener Gautam Gambhir stroking an unbeaten 38 and Robin Uthappa getting 35.The pair put on 69 for the first wicket.It was Russell who crippled the Delhi innings early on, removing de Kock to a catch mid-off in the third over and trapping Shreyas Iyer leg before wicket without scoring four balls later in the same over to leave Delhi on 25 for two.In his next over, Russell knocked over opener Mayank Agarwal for nine, caught at third man with the score on 31 for three.Brathwaite, batting at number seven, looked to be continuing from where he left off in the Twenty20 World Cup when he blasted Chawla for a massive six off the second ball he faced. But he perished two balls later when he missed a googly and was leg before wicket for six.last_img read more

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DTI moots regular small business census

first_img9 February 2012The Department of Trade and Industry wants to run a regular small business census to help improve its support and funding to the sector as part of a revised policy to boost support to small businesses.Briefing a National Council of Provinces’ select committee in Cape Town this week, the department’s Mojalefa Mohoto said the department would approach the South African Revenue Service (Sars) to run the census.Unlike countries such as India and Malaysia, South Africa does not have a government-run census on small businesses, leaving the government to rely on adhoc reports on small business by the private sector when it wants to access statistics on the challenges facing local small enterprises.Mohoto said a small business census would be important to create a baseline study and defuse confusion about the number of small businesses operating in South Africa.The department is seeking to revamp its 2005 Integrated Small Business Policy and amend the 2005 Small Business Amendment Act by strengthening partnerships, capacity at small business support institutions and by broadening small firms’ access to markets.It also wants to strengthen the role of the National Small Business Advisory Council, which advises the Trade and Industry minister on issues affecting small businesses, promotes the interests of the sector, and monitors the effectiveness of government policies, programmes and institutions designed to develop the sector.Working with business chambersThe department also plans to work more closely with business chambers so that chambers help the government to deliver some of its support programmes, said Mohoto, adding that the department was already looking at improving chambers’ capacity – particularly those in rural areas.Over time, the idea is to delegate certain basic functions to sector associations, Mohoto said.To improve the quality of business mentors, a problem which has long frustrated small enterprises, the department will meet with Business Unity SA (Busa) and the Institute of Business Advisors (IBA) to formulate a national programme to develop and accredit quality business advisors.It is already working with the Department of Higher Education to standardise training for business mentors.Creating more business incubatorsThe department has also mooted the idea of providing SMME support agencies with core funding and getting them to bid for the remainder of their funding by submitting proposals for project funding.It department is further looking at expanding the number of business incubators, from the current 30 to 250 in the next few years. It has already received 20 new proposals for incubators and is working with major companies to bring these to fruition.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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UFC rival Nate Diaz slams McGregor over boxing loss

first_imgDiaz won their first bout via rear-naked choke, while McGregor avenged that loss at UFC 202 via decision. /raRELATED STORIES:UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insistsUFC: Diaz not rushing McGregor trilogy, says he won both fights Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Read Next The 32-year-old lanky fighter reposted a photo from the UFC’s official Instagram page, which quoted McGregor as saying, “I Never Lose Either I Win Or I Learn.” Houston Rockets sold for $2.2 billion Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses In true Diaz fashion, he lashed out at his former adversary and described the “fight of the century” as “over promotion.”“He punched himself out the same way he lost in the Ufc there was no learning goin on..,” he wrote.“Bullsh** get off the nuts this the sh*t I’m talking about Bruce Lee would’ve never lost like that,” he added, along with another expletive hashtag and emoji.Diaz’s comments came after McGregor appeared to be winning the early rounds of the bout, before Mayweather picked up his rhythm en route to a TKO victory in the 10th round. The MMA fighter was visibly gassed mid-way to the fight—which Diaz knows all too well as McGregor’s cardio was also suspect the first time they fought at UFC 196 last year.Although Diaz’s smack talk is nothing new for MMA fans, it certainly sets up the stage for a a possible trilogy bout, when McGregor decides to return to the promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Although he came up short against one of the best boxers to ever lace up a pair of gloves, Conor McGregor was widely praised by the mixed martial arts (MMA) community for his valiant effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut not everyone was pleased with the Irish superstar’s crossover from the octagon to the boxing ring, especially his rival Nate Diaz, who chastised the UFC Lightweight Champion in a recent social media post.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

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Sorry, It’s Not Tendulkar Cup

first_imgSoon I will leave for Dhaka to be with the ESPN STAR Sports team for the coverage of the 2011 ICC World Cup which returns to the subcontinent after a gap of 15 years. Besides cricketers, I will also meet some critics who sincerely believe that Pakistan lack the firepower to dazzle the World Cup. I have said this before; let me say it again: the Shahid Afridi-led side has the potential to reach the semi-finals. If they do, there will be no stopping them. For almost five years, Pakistan cricket has delivered little. The boys are fully charged up and their body language is extremely positive.Sachin TendulkarThe pressure is always high on the teams from the subcontinent. In 1996, Pakistan lost to India in the quarter-finals at Bangalore and India messed its show against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. The pressure, at times, becomes too much for the teams to handle. Hopefully, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be able to handle the pressure better this time. South Africa, Australia and host India are already being considered favourites. I would like to add Pakistan, not England, to the list.Many people are a bit critical of the format and the six-day gap each team gets after a match. I think it is good for the team because the players will get a chance to recover. Remember, the quick-match pressure in 2007 spoilt the party for both India and Pakistan. Now the teams will get a fair chance to bounce back even if they fail in one match.advertisementI have seen the madness that follows the game both in India and Pakistan. It is almost like a war zone. The players need to handle the pressure and should not collapse after some early debacles. Already, the media in India has started hyping this World Cup as Sachin Tendulkar’s Cup and how the team-if not for anything else-should win the Cup for Tendulkar. This kind of pressure often proves to be counter-productive for the team. When Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup in Australia, not a single player was highlighted as the star of the side. Indian fans should allow Tendulkar to play his natural game. If that happens, no one can stop the Indians.In the run-up to the World Cup, little has been said about the Pakistani team and its players. I am pinning hopes on veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq who has the potential to become one of the key players in this Cup. All-rounders such as Sir Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham vied for top honours once. Today, the likes of Razzaq will compete with Shane Watson and Yusuf Pathan. These three can singlehandedly shape the fortunes of any match. If Razzaq can work on his pace and improve his fielding, he will be a proven match-winner. He and Umar Gul will have to form the destructive new-ball pairing for Pakistan in the absence of Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif as both have been banned by an ICC anti-corruption tribunal. There will be the veteran Shoaib Akhtar who, if fit, could be very useful in his short spells of reverse swings and toe-crushing yorkers at the start of the innings, in the middle and during the slog overs. Pakistan will also miss all-rounder Sohail Tanvir.The 1992 World Cup victory established a link between cricket and the Pakistani identity and it was a boost to our national pride. Another World Cup win is very much required for Pakistani cricket to bury its troubled past.- Wasim Akram is a former captain of Pakistan and now a commentator with ESPN STAR Sports. This column is based on his conversation with Deputy Editor Shantanu Guha Ray.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Trabzonspor confirm no Liverpool offer for Omur

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Trabzonspor confirm no Liverpool offer for Omurby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu says Liverpool have not made an offer for Abdulkadir Omur. The 19-year-old, dubbed the ‘Turkish Messi’, has been linked with Liverpool in recent weeks, despite the club’s plethora of attacking talent.The Liverpool Echo reported this week that the Merseyside club were not interested in signing Omur this month, and Agaoglu has confirmed those reports.”If the numbers we want come from the lower teams of the European leagues, this offer is not [acceptable] in our opinion,” Agaoglu said. “[Omur] deserve[s] to play at the highest level in Europe.”[We] did not receive an official offer from Liverpool but there are offers from other clubs.” last_img read more

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Wisconsin Star Joe Schobert Thinks Iowa’s Offensive Line May Be Better Than Alabama’s

first_imgWisconsin's stadium from the back of one of the end zones.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Camp Randall Stadium as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon State Beavers at on September 10, 2011 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Oregon State 35-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)In the season opener, Wisconsin went up against Alabama, and the Crimson Tide had little trouble opening up holes for star running back Derrick Henry. The junior back ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries against the Badgers. Wisconsin star linebacker Joe Schobert doesn’t think that ‘Bama necessarily has the best offensive line that he’s faced. That honor goes to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Schobert had a monster game in a losing effort against Iowa, with three sacks and two forced fumbles, but he had a ton of praise for the Hawkeyes, per The Gazette. “I put them on par with Alabama, maybe even a little more,” Schobert told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. “They want to hit you more than Alabama wants to hit you. Alabama is a good, physical offensive line, but I think Iowa kind of takes it to that next step and wants to run at you and wants to physically punch you. We knew that coming in and they lived up to it today. It was just great competition between us and them.”The advanced line stats tell a bit of a mixed story. According to Football Study Hall, Alabama ranks 23rd nationally in adjusted line rushing yards, and 40th in adjusted sack rate. Iowa is better in preventing sack (18th) but lags behind in the run blocking analytics (69th). Either way, Iowa should be proud of the huge Big Ten West win. Being mentioned in the same breath as Alabama is rarely a bad thing.[The Gazette]last_img read more

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New 10 banknote celebrated in Calgary featuring James Gladstone

first_img(Members of James Gladstone’s family gather in Calgary celebrating a new $10 banknote featuring Gladstone, the first First Nation senator.)Tamara Pimentel APTN National NewsThe Bank of Canada joined members of the Blood First Nation in Calgary to begin circulating the new $10 bill that celebrates the 150th anniversary of confederation.On the new bill is Canada’s first senator of First Nations origin, James Gladstone.Gladstone was a member of the Blood First Nation and was committed to the betterment of Indigenous people. He was appointed to Senate in 1958.“He saw it as an important position especially for a First Nation to be finally represented. I’ve always been proud of him and especially proud that he is honoured on this commemorative bill,” said Gladstone’s grandson, James Dempsey.For the family of Gladstone, who died in 1971, this is a step toward reconciliation while bringing recognition of Blackfoot history and language to the public eye.“After being appointed, he decided he was going to do his opening speech in Blackfoot. And of course at the time, the only two accepted languages were French and English. I would have love to hear the translators translate what he was saying,” said Dempsey while sharing memories of his grandfather.The commemoration also includes the Assomption sash pattern, representing Metis culture, as well as artwork by Inuk artist Kenojuak Ashevak, whose work helped introduce Inuit art to the world.“This note was built by Canadians through extensive consultations around the country. They gave us input and advice and this is the product of that brilliant effort,” said Ted Mieszkalski, director of currency for the Bank of Canada.“This commemorative celebrates one element and the very key element of Canada, and that’s our history.”[email protected]last_img read more

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Atalanta ruins Giampiero Venturas debut

first_imgFormer Italian boss Giampiero Ventura witnessed the mauling of his Chievo Verona side in what was his competitive debut.Gian Piero Gasperini later apologised to his counterpart for ruining his day, insisting Atalanta “needed this win too much.”The Orobici ran away 5-1 winners at the Bentegodi thanks to a hat-trick from Josip Ilicic.“We were coming off a shocking period of results and needed this win too much. I would’ve been happy to win even with a smaller margin,” Gasp told Football Italia.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“Clearly, after Chievo went down to 10 men, we pushed a bit more just to be on the safe side, but then they lost confidence and enthusiasm.“Hopefully this can be a turning point for us. Ilicic brought quality, as did Papu Gomez, while their movements and combinations create space for the midfielders to push up too.“These three points are a confidence booster for us.”last_img read more

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Tuesday Is The Annual Walk To School Day

center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Rain or Shine on September 25th, parents will gather their children to participate in this year’s Walk Your Child to School Day. Students from Redoubt Elementary, Soldotna Montessori, and Soldotna Elementary will gather at the Catholic Church on Fireweed and Redoubt at 8am to have their parents walk them to school. Growing interest in the event has spread all over the world leading the International Walk to School Committee to promote Walk to School Month for the entire month of October. The local community holds their event in September on account of the weather.last_img

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