Advertisement grlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg4rpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 40muWould you ever consider trying this?😱8qCan your students do this? 🌚ntRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: The Times)Advertisement England test opener Alastair Cook who announced that he would retire from international cricket following the conclusion of the fifth test got a stunning guard of honour from the Indian players when he set out to bat today at Oval.Advertisement Earlier, the England skipper Joe Root who had won the toss chose to bat first. Cook was then given a standing ovation as he arrived at the crease and immediately looked comfortable on a slow pitch against a below-par India attack.Cook added 60 runs for the first wicket before his partner, Keton Jennings got out to Ravindra Jadeja. He then continued his flawless innings joining hands with the incoming Moeen Ali. Also in the course of his innings, Cook was awarded a life after he was dropped on 37 by Ajinkya Rahane in the gully region.Finally, he fell for 71 after Jasprit Bumrah cleaned his stumps. This knock of 71 marked the 89th time Cook crossed 50 or above in test matches.Cook, who holds the record for most appearances, runs and centuries for England, had already been presented with a commemorative cap by England director of cricket Andrew Strauss and England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves before the start of the game.Post-retirement, Cook has stated that he would continue to play for his home side Essex in the County Championships.Also Read:Cricket: “We are also hurt like you guys are” says Shikhar Dhawan to his fans Advertisement
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Dear Editor,Citizens should not be surprised if one morning or evening they were to be confronted in their yard or in their place of residence by one or two or all three of the escapees.The threat to life, limb and property is real and must not be taken for granted nor underestimated. The much-touted National Security Strategy continues to be held hostage by the Granger Administration. The President has a habit of trotting out deceptive and misleading assurances to the public. As recent as September this year, he promised that the Combe Report on Security Sector Reform will be released; “I have instructed that he (Jagdeo) be sent a copy of the Report by Colonel Combe and during the month of October, after the, recess it will be made available to the National Assembly.”In August, President Granger declared that the report would be “made public once it is presented to the National Assembly.”Apparently, the security reform plan is still being “studied” by the sub-set of seat warming security experts ensconced at Cabinet. In the meantime, the crime situation is in a mess and the prisons system continues to rock from crisis to crisis.The citizenry has lost all respect for the Public Security Minister and the Government in which he serves, despite assurances.Calls for Ramjattan’s dismissal have been made time and again; however, President Granger is shackled by the Cummingsburg Accord. No AFC Cabinet Minister can be removed from office, lest the coalition Administration falls apart. Guyanese must be like Banwarie and ‘bear their chafe.’ 2020 is the only way out.In the meanwhile, more and more drugs, improvised weapons and other illegal items are pouring into the prisons. Bribable and corruptible prison officers are complicit.Granger in an interview in September this year was quoted as saying; “… at the heart of the problem are of course the quality of manpower; and I believe the Minister of Public Security is working on… and recruiting suitable type persons that would not be susceptible to bribery and corruption.”This statement is a clear indication that Granger is sailing while Ramjattan is sleeping. They are both oblivious to the fact that the security situation in the country is becoming more and more unmanageable.In the wider society, despite assurances when in Opposition, that they would snuff out criminal networks engaging in human trafficking, gun running and drug smuggling, on a daily basis massive amounts of cocaine are found in lumber, vegetables and in the bowels of human mules.But even more disturbing was the ‘breaking news’ that Ecstasy is in great demand in our schools while heroin and crystal methamphetamine are penetrating the borders of our country only to endanger the lives of our young people. Constant bellyaching by Government claiming there is no money to implement the 2016 Commission of Inquiry recommendations aimed at addressing the deplorable conditions at the Lusignan and other prison locations is hypocritical to say the least, especially when huge amounts are being spent on wasteful, non-essential projects.The loud-mouthed commitments made over the years that Government will find the resources to finance the security sector rings hollow.With approximately 558 inmates belonging to the Camp Street Prison being held in hellish holding bays at the Lusignan Prison and another 300 belonging to the Lusignan Prison itself, it is not surprising that the escape of prisoners and protests actions at Lusignan took place.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Administration must cease its pretense at being a fountain of knowledge on security matters. It must be more inclusive and transparent in its management and administration of the prisons system.To constantly harp on the claim that it was worse under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and to ask the perennial question, ‘why didn’t you, meaning the PPP/C do these things when you were there, is not good enough. The APNU/AFC campaigned on the platform of time for change. An APNU/AFC coalition is in Government now, they must make the changes they promised the nation or resign. 2020 beckons!Yours sincerely,Clement J Rohee
0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sepp Blatter is to challenge his eight year ban from his FIFA role. PHOTO/AFPBERLIN, March 24 – Disgraced ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter plans to attend the 2018 World Cup finals as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which would currently contravene his six-year ban.Blatter’s spokesman on Thursday confirmed to AFP a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) that the Swiss this week wrote to accept Putin’s offer to be his guest of honour for the 2018 finals. “If I am invited, I take care to accept invitations,” Blatter told the German daily.The 80-year-old is serving a six-year ban for a suspect $2 million dollar payment to UEFA boss Michel Platini which means he can only attend football matches as a paying member of the public.Both Blatter and Platini were hit with eight-year bans by a FIFA ethics court in December, which were then reduced to six years by the appeals panel.But Blatter hopes to have his ban from all football activities overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) when his appeal is heard in the coming months.So until he hears otherwise, Blatter assumes he will be in Russia when the next World Cup starts on June 14, 2018.“I am not a prophet and I don’t know what the world will look like in 2018,” he said.Since he was first provisionally suspended in October last year, Blatter has not entered a football stadium.He has not even been allowed to enter his office at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich and his personal effects were sent to him in crates.
Dennis Praet [right] in action for Anderlecht against Arsenal Dennis Praet could leave Anderlecht this month, his agent has suggested.The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad.Several reports in the English media claim the Merseyside club are preparing a “monster bid” and they are determined to sign the 21-year-old.Praet’s agent, Jacques Lichtenstein, has now added fuel to the fire by admitting it may be time for his client to leave Belgium.“What can he gain by spending one more season at Anderlecht?” Lichtenstein told Voetbal International.“He has already played for three years and has contributed to three back-to-back league titles.” 1
NORTHRIDGE – Superintendent Roy Romer and other Los Angeles Unified School District officials went on the offensive Wednesday against critics of the district, lauding Balboa Gifted Magnet Elementary for having the highest API score in the district for six consecutive years. Officials noted that the diverse student body – whose students hail from 47 ZIP codes around the city – scored 978 out of 1,000 points on the state’s achievement test – the best of any Los Angeles public school and higher than any campus in the Palos Verdes, Arcadia or Santa Monica unified school districts. “You’re a diverse school and you’re a public school and you’re No. 1,” District 1 Superintendent Jean Brown said at a news conference. “Let nobody challenge the work that’s going on at LAUSD … and public schools. “We’re a testament to what public schools accomplish every day. You have reached near-perfection … and it wouldn’t surprise me if you hit the mark.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Principal Raj Schindl said Balboa Elementary is a 21st-century example of how a public school can work, and he credited a solid partnership among educators, parents and students. The campus’ PTA and spirit club raise $75,000 to $100,000 a year to pay for enrichment supplies, field trips and even personnel. “Getting to this point was not easy,” Schindl said. “It took a lot of hard work and long hours, but it paid off … and today we take joy in celebrating our success. Balboa’s continued success is due to the solid partnership between the teachers and the multicultural community.” Romer rejected suggestions that the recognition ceremony was held to counteract criticism from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Controller Laura Chick and others that the district is ineffective and should be overhauled. He said LAUSD always recognizes schools for their various accomplishments – whether in sports or academics – and that Balboa’s recognition was long overdue. The celebration of the school’s long-running achievements is part of a renewed effort to promote its success, Romer said. “We have an obligation to communicate better to parents,” Romer said. “We need to display what’s happening in this district to learn from each other.” LAUSD General Counsel Kevin Reed’s son is in the fifth grade at Balboa, and he drives two hours just to be able to drop the boy off at school and get to work. They had been applying for four years to get into the school, which has a waiting list of 2,000 students. “Now he has all the academic rigor he had at Topanga Elementary, but in an integrated setting, with friends and a peer group here that’s like the United Nations,” Reed said. “I always wanted him to go to an integrated school and to recognize there are people from all different backgrounds who are as academically gifted as he is.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
14 14 14 Right-back: Cristian Gamboa – 3/10 – Had a woeful time of it up against Kingsley Coman and was often left chasing shadows as the French winger sped past him on the flank or cut inside to pass. He wont be relishing the return match. Substitute: Tom Rogic (on for Stuart Armstrong) – 5/10 – Australian midfielder Rogic shored up the Celtic midfield when he entered the fray and looked a lot more composed. He should start the return match if they are to put up a fight in Scotland. 14 14 14 Central midfield: Stuart Armstrong – 5/10 – Made one early dash forward before Leigh Griffiths and Scott Sinclair lost the ball between them. He did okay considering hes just returning from injury but will need to improve into the return match. Central midfield: Olivier Ntcham – 3/10 – A terrible second half shot following some excellent work by Scott Sinclair wasted a good chance for his side and summed up his display. He looked well out of his depth at this level. 14 Central midfield: Scott Brown – 6/10 – Back from injury, the Celtic skipper got in a good early block and was, at the very least, decent in possession in a tough clash with the Bavarian behemoths. 14 Centre-back: Mikael Lustig – 4/10 – Pulled out of position often by the brilliance of Robert Lewandowski he found it tough throughout the match against such an elite frontline. 14 14 Goalkeeper: Craig Gordon – 6/10 – Click the right arrow above to see our Celtic player ratings… – The Scottish No.1 couldnt stop Thomas Muller opening the scoring but did well to paw away Robert Lewandowskis original header. He did make one or two decent saves but couldnt keep the score down. Centre-back: Dedryck Boyata – 5/10 – The Belgian lost Mats Hummels for the Bayerns third of the game, but actually put in a half decent performance for the rest of the 90 minutes. 14 14 Left-wing: Scott Sinclair – 3/10 – The ex-Chelsea winger couldnt get into the game as Bayern Munich dominated the game at the Allianz Arena. He did have a goal disallowed but it shouldnt mask a poor performance. Right-wing: Patrick Roberts – 5/10 – The loanee from Manchester City put in a patchy display at the Allianz Arena with occasional moments of skill being paired with periods of isolation. Centre forward: Leigh Griffiths – 4/10 – After barely touching the ball, his main contribution in the first half was a foul near his own area but the match was always going to be tough for the striker. 14 Substitute: James Forrest (on for Patrick Roberts) – 5/10 – He only had 12 minutes but put in a bright showing as Bayern Munich eased towards victory. Celtic found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in Germany as they were put to the sword by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Brendan Rodgers’ side will have known they were in for a tough time but they were swatted aside with ease by their opponents at the Allianz Arena.Goals from Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, and Mats Hummels were all it took, while they also had two strikes disallowed on home soil.Scott Sinclair also had an effort chalked off late but how did Celtic stars perform against Bayern Munich? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s player ratings… 14 Left-back: Kieran Tierney – 6/10 – The youngster was caught ball watching for the opening goal of the game, allowing Muller to get away from him. In the second half he grew into the game and got involved further forward, hitting the post. Overall, the match will prove a good experience for the youngster and he fared better than some of this other team-mates. Substitute: Moussa Dembele (on for Leigh Griffiths) – 5/10 – As Bayern Munich took their foot off the gas, Dembele was allowed more time on the ball and gave Celtic fans at least some hope of a goal.
Freeing the MTA Re: “Free at last” (Our Opinions, Oct. 26): The MTA bus system has improved a great deal in four years. As a former bus rider, I know how it felt to endure the long half-hour to forty-five minute waits to get on a bus, the crowded streets, and the compact and uncomfortable bus rides. Now MTA has provided Los Angeles with a New York-type feel with the underground trains, and now the new Red Line, which dodges traffic altogether. I have to say that I must agree that with the MTA being free from all the court action, it allows them to make the morning and afternoon commute for Angelenos a less-stressful ordeal. The final improvement that must be made is to enforce more safety requirements to prevent accidents. – Stanley Wilkerson Northridge Hospital homeless Re: “Hospital discharges patient to Skid Row” (Oct. 25): Where do hospitals discharge patients? To their home, right? What if you’re homeless? Where does the hospital discharge a patient that has no address, no relatives? When a homeless person is injured, are they to stay in the hospital indefinitely? Hospitals are strapped for room. The number of trauma centers and emergency-room hospitals are shrinking every year. The homeless receive care that in many cases is absorbed by the hospital. The homeless are transported to where they came from, also many times at the cost of the hospital. In the case of the homeless, that very well may be the rescue mission, or one of the many rescue missions in the area. The hospital did the correct thing. – Tim Powell Mission Hills Valley tour Re: “Valley tourism effort is stalled” (Oct. 26): The Valley would make a great tourist destination. A bus could transport the group through Pacoima, showing off the virtually endless rows of taco houses, auto repair shops and check cashing places. Then maybe a trip down Reseda Boulevard to view a drive-through coffeehouse shaped like a big mug. The grand finale, a cruise down Ventura Boulevard to supply a photo op of hundreds of cars crawling like large snails polluting the already dingy air on the 101 Freeway. The overcrowded freeway could symbolically give new meaning to the phrase “tourist trap.” – Kyle Laurent Newhall Singling out ad Re: “Council members shy away from Prop. R mailer” (Oct. 25): I was eagerly anticipating my chance to read the “misleading” political mail from the Prop. R campaign that the Daily News has covered so extensively over the past few days. When I read the piece in question, I did feel misled and manipulated – not by the contents of a political mail piece, but by the Daily News. Singling out this one ad in light of all the other political trash that we see and hear every day is misleading. Passing off your editorial bias against this proposition in the form of news articles is manipulative. The worst that can be said is the campaign’s backers are attempting to stress one component over another – in this case, City Hall lobbying reform over limiting council members to three terms. Big deal. – Bradley Blick Woodland Hills Attack training Re: “Schools drop attack training” (Briefly, Oct. 26): I disagree with the Fort Worth school district that dropped the attack training provided by Robin Browne, an instructor for Response Options, a security company. After reading several accounts in the Daily News whereby victims of attempted abductions and rapes have escaped by resisting their attackers, I found the school district’s action myopic. As I recall, every attack on a school, by an armed perpetrator, has led to casualties. I encourage more school districts to take a more proactive approach. – Max S. Duran Acton New and fresh? Re: “Obama own man on Iraq” (Their Opinions, Oct. 25): Richard Cohen claims that Barack Obama will carry no baggage on Iraq into his bid for the presidency. While Obama was against the war during his run for the Senate, to state that this man can lay claim to being fresh and different than Kerry, Edwards, Biden, Dodd or Clinton is ridiculous. If Cohen were to investigate Obama’s voting record while in the Senate but two years, he would find Barack in lock step with the aforementioned Democratic presidential hopefuls. It is difficult to see how Cohen can “cheer” such similarity as new and fresh. – Bill Moak Simi Valley Nature of the threat Re: “Permanent war” (Your Opinions, Oct. 27): Henry Wilson’s claim that “Before 1983, there were no terrorist attacks against the United States or any American facilities anywhere in the world” is simply wrong. Perhaps he wasn’t alive during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979? Nor does his claim that after President Reagan brought our troops out of Lebanon, the attacks ceased until the Gulf War match historical facts. The residents of Lockerbie, Scotland, would strongly disagree, along with the relatives of all those passengers killed when terrorists bombed a 747 in midair. The Islamic radicals have been at war with the West for many decades. Sadly, too many people ignore that fact, nor do they understand the true nature of the threat to Western civilization. – Steve McCombs Chatsworth About everything? Re: “Off the fence” (Your Opinions, Oct. 26): The writer wrote: “Knowing how our ex-president lied about everything, I realized that he must be lying about the advantages in voting for Proposition 87.” He lied about “everything”? He did indeed lie about betraying his marriage and having sex with a consenting age female intern, but did he lie about sending America into an illegal war on the threat of “weapons of mass destruction” at our children’s throats? Did he lie to the middle class and give a tax cut to Big Oil corporations who are reaping huge profits and enabling Exxon/Mobil’s CEOs to have $400 million retirement packages? Vote yes on Prop. 87 and help end Big Oil’s control on your life. – Howard Barr Burbank U.S.-Mexico fence Today I read with great sadness that President Bush signed the bill to build a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Two thoughts come to mind; first, for all his administration did after Katrina, he could have bought more to complete the U.S. New Orleans fence. And two, God help us if we ever really desperately need the help of our Mexican neighbors in the future. – Llorens Pembrook Sherman Oaks Rebutting Clinton Why doesn’t someone in the GOP rebut Clinton’s ad about Proposition 87, with the fact that Brazil has a law requiring all gas stations in Brazil to carry all three fuels: gas, alcohol and diesel. In California there is no law and at the rate we do things in America it will be years. Right now a lot of vehicles can use alcohol, but it is almost impossible to find and when you need fuel it is now, not 15 to 100 miles later. – Andrew Glover Arleta Torture Act Some of the local news is bashing Rep. Elton Gallegly for voting for the Military Commissions Act governing the treatment of terrorism detainees. Let’s call it the Torture Act. I was a soldier’s wife for almost 30 years and these so-called tortures sound like a day in the infantry. Is America becoming so “Oprafied” and wussified that we are incapable of defending ourselves? Has political correctness become more important than victory? Thank God, our fathers were made of sterner stuff than the namby-pamby cowards afoot today. – Jana Boostrom Ventura160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Video footage of the alleged racial abuse was shared on social media Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Latest Football News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED “You see it yesterday – they are just leaping out their seats to voice their anger.“I just don’t get it! What makes you that angry and that upset, especially when you’re winning the game as well!” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 huge blow REVEALED Chelsea, one of Cascarino’s former clubs, and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the claims, which Sterling reacted to on social media, expressing his belief newspapers ‘help fuel racism’ due to their treatment of young black players in relation to their white counterparts.The supporter alleged to have abused Sterling can been seen in a video widely shared on social media, in which he rushes to the advertising hoardings to shout at the England international as he collected the ball.The aforementioned supporter is not the first fan to rush towards a player to hurl abuse, and he certainly will not be the last, but that doesn’t make said actions understandable to Cascarino.Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, Cascarino said: “I find it amazing when you see throw-ins or corners where fans just leave their seat and run up and go mental, with all extremities, at players. ADVICE MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Tony Cascarino admits he is confused by football fans who express over the top anger at rival players during matches.Cascarino, the ex-Republic of Ireland international, was speaking on talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast show, the day after Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused by a Chelsea supporter during Manchester City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge. shining
The second day of large conferences has always been my favorite day. Everything is still fresh and new, the speakers are excited, and the attendees are excited… well let me rephrase that, the attendees are excited until they realize that their next session is across the convention center.Day two here at #SHRM14 was another excellent day. One of the more innovative things that I’ve seen this year is the programming in the “Connection Zone”. While this idea and iteration is not new (the last two conferences in Atlanta and Chicago had “The Hive”) it’s great to see and hear some fresh voices and ideas and to see individuals get some stage time.Finally, I’m trying to get over a quote that Tuesday’s Keynote speaker Mr. Thomas Friedman. His quote got reworked to be a bit more “twitter friendly” and it didn’t sit well with me. His original quote “Think like a new immigrant; stay hungry” is innocuous when read in its original form. The quote that’s causing me angst is the one that’s being passed around it is simply “Think like an immigrant”Let’s pretend we’re not in a state where immigration is a pretty big deal, hell let’s pretend we’re not at an HR conference (with international attendees), can someone share with me just how “immigrant’s” think? Do they think different? How do I know if someone is an immigrant? Do they have a….. See what I mean? See how ridiculous and culturally insensitive the quote appears.It’s hard to hear quotes like “HR must exercise expertise and influence” at the conference and see an internet meme that starts with the line “Think Like an Immigrant” .Let’s see if we can “Transform” our thinking to something a bit more culturally sensitive…To read the original blog post, please click here.