MUMBAI, India (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has said their warm-up victory over Australia has lifted the team’s confidence ahead of their opening group game of the T20 World Cup today. West Indies defeated Australia by three wickets on Sunday in a nail-biting game in Kolkata, with one ball to spare. The win came after the Windies had lost their first official warm-up match against hosts India. “It (the win) has done a lot to our confidence. We had a two-week camp in Dubai. We won all our games there in Dubai. We came here and lost our first warm-up game against India, and then to win last night definitely puts us in a good place,” said Bravo. “You know Australia is one of the better teams in world cricket, so to beat them always gives you that extra boost and confidence.” Bravo was part of the Darren Sammy side which defeated Sri Lanka to win the T20 World Cup in 2012. “The World Cup is always a great tournament to be in. I am very excited to be part of yet another World Cup. I was lucky enough to win one (World T20 in 2012). We lost in the semi-finals in the last one (World T20 in 2014),” Bravo recalled. “For us as West Indies team, we want to take one game at a time, and want to obviously qualify from our group and take it from there.” His presence, along with T20 specialist Andre Russell and big-hitting Chris Gayle, is expected to enhance the chances of West Indies, already considered a favourite next to host India. “I focus on my bowling a lot because most teams that I play for in T20 cricket rely on my bowling,” said Bravo, after launching a video, ‘Champion’, by Vega Entertainment and Venus Entertainment. “Yes, my batting is important, but they (the teams) rely on my bowling in tough times and in death overs. Variation is key for my success as a bowler.” West Indies play England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.
Brock Lesnar successfully defends his WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Photo by WWE.comBrock Lesnar escaped his toughest test yet to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship in the fatal-4-way main event of SummerSlam Monday (Manila time) at Barclays Center.The Beast Incarnate survived Roman Reigns spearing him through the barricade, Braun Strowman driving him through two announce tables and crushing him with another, and Samoa Joe locking him in a Coquina Clutch as he fought back and defied the doctor’s orders.ADVERTISEMENT Lesnar reversed a Spear attempt from Reigns and turned it to an F5 for the pinfall victory.The win assured the WWE Universe that Lesnar will stay with the company after Paul Heyman’s earlier pronouncements that they will leave WWE if he loses the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jinder Mahal continued his reign as the WWE Champion, beating Shinsuke Nakamura thanks to the distraction of the Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was primed to hit the Modern Day Maharaja with the Kinshasa before the Indian twins interjected themselves in the match, allowing Mahal to connect with the Khallas. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Teen gunned down in Masbate PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ In the kickoff show, The Usos reclaimed the SmackDown Tag Team Championships from The New Day after they hit Big E with a double superkick followed by a double frog splash.Neville also became a two-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, avenging his loss against Akira Tozawa last Monday on Raw after nailing a Red Arrow on the Japanese champion’s back.In the night’s other matches, Finn Balor showed his demon side against Bray Wyatt, topping the Eater of Worlds following his Coup de Grace.John Cena beat Baron Corbin with an Attitude Adjustment to open the show, while Randy Orton survived a pre-match attack from Rusev and needed only one RKO out of nowhere to come away with the quick victory.Big Cass, on the other hand, needed a pair of Big Boots and an Empire Elbow to pin the Big Show despite his former tag team Enzo Amore escaping the Shark Cage suspended above the ring.The Miz and his Miztourage gained a measure of redemption against Jason Jordan and the Hardy Boyz after the reigning Intercontinental Champion connected with a Skull Crushing Finale on Raw general manager Kurt Angle’s son for the pinfall win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite AJ Styles also completed the trifecta of titlists who retained their title as he beat Kevin Owens with the Styles Clash to keep his United States Championship.However, other champions weren’t so lucky as five titles changed hands in the night.Uneasy as their alliance was, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins wagered on and claimed the Raw Tag Team Championship from Sheamus and Cesaro after Rollins nailed Cesaro with the Ripcord Knee, followed by Ambrose hitting the Dirty Deeds.Sasha Banks won her fourth Raw Women’s Championship, forcing Alexa Bliss to tap out to her Bank Statement.Natalya submitted Naomi with the Sharp Shooter to win the SmackDown Women’s title, her first in six years.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas
The word EBOLA has been around for some time now, but Liberians, especially, non health practitioners, did not know the proper effect of the virus until recently when we learned that the virus has crossed over to Liberia from the North by a petty trader. When this information was gathered, many Liberians expressed their fear of the virus, while a significant portion of the society, especially critics of this government, termed the information as fabrication by health authority to dish out money from government’s coffers to enrich themselves.An emergency budget was planned and funds and logistics were made available to combat of the virus. In a few days the momentum of the virus dropped, resulting in the commencement of normal activities in the country.Quite recently, news of the virus resurfaced, thereby attacking not only ordinary citizens, but major health and medical practitioners who are the ones that are supposed to help prevent the virus from spreading in the society. Dr. Sam Brisbane of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center died of the virus last week, while two Americans medical personnel from Samaritan Purse and the Sudan Interior Mission are among those prominent individuals that have fallen prey to the virus.Though there has been no major news of infants attacked, yet something needs to be done to avoid our children from been harmed from this mercilessly spreading virus that is highly contagious. Few weeks from now our schools will be opening and our children, mainly in the primary division, without knowledge of the danger of this disease, will be returning to school to interact with their fellow colleagues for hours before returning home. Some of these schools have poor hygiene premises, which are harmful to the children’s health. Among such inadequate conditions are congested classrooms, one or two bathrooms for significant number of students, one or two drinking buckets with few cups that the children share to fetch water and drink. These poor facilities help to buttress the spread of the disease and also serve as major factors that could lead to an uncontrollable outbreak. With all these existing facts, the Government of Liberia, the health authorities, World Health Organization, Ministry of Education and the school authorities need to formulate a common plan that will help stop the spread of this deadly disease before the opening of schools.Though, I am not a policy maker, I would like to propose few steps that would help in addition to what government may be doing to curb the spread of the disease.TASK FORCE FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLAIt was announced that a task force headed by the President of the country, Madam Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, has been established to combat the spread of the disease. This is something every well meaning Liberians welcomes. I would like to suggest that this task force divide the country into zones and select an individual to head each of the zones for the fight against this disease. This is because the President cannot be everywhere at the same time. Tackling the disease one place at the time may not help the situation, but doing it simultaneously will be an effective approach. For the schools, I would kindly appeal for the Chief Executive to permit me as an ordinary citizen to recommend Madam Mary Broh to reach out to our schools, check their premises and hygiene conditions to report back to her. Madam Broh should be given the task to recommend the closure of schools whose surroundings are not conducive for the safety of our kids.Information dissemination or public awareness If I may borrow a common saying from our late comedian, Peter Ballah, commonly called Flomo that says “What you don’t know is older than you” could be one of the major reasons while Ebola is spreading in our society. The spreading of information regarding the danger and prevention of Ebola should not only be left with the Executive branch of Government, WHO and health authority, but rather every sector of the society, including the private sector, NGOs, civil society, religious groups, most especially, those in parliament. They should move into their various constituencies and educate the people in their local dialects about the danger and prevention of this deadly disease. They should sensitize the people in their various districts as though they are campaigning for political power.ADJUSTING THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR As part of the process to prevent the spread of Ebola, the Government through the Ministry of Education needs to adjust the 2014/2015 school year calendar for grade schools. The reason for this is to help the schools and the government to put in proper mechanism to save the lives of our innocent kids. The process can involve the teaching of staff of these schools, checking the various campuses to ascertain how hygienic their premises are. Those with poor sanitary conditions should be closed until improvement is done. THE PROVISION OF MEDICATIONS AND PERSONNEL AT SCHOOLSGovernment may complain about the lack of staff to post nurses at schools across the country to immediately arrest cases of suspected Ebola. It will be necessary that Government and its partners put into place a mechanism that will result into the provision of logistics posting of nurse (s) on these campuses to monitor our kids. The Government also needs to have medications that can help in curbing the spread of the disease on these campuses.If these measures are not considered, this could result to poor attendance in our schools this year or wide spread of the virus that my lead to a massive lost of lives.About the authorAlexander B. Gbartea, was born in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County March 15, 1978 unto the union of Johnson T. Gbartea and Dougbormar Tarr. He obtained his elementary education from the Bethlehem Baptist Elementary School. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the Barnes Foundation School where he underwent his junior high education. Upon graduation with a successful passed in 9th Grade WAEC, he matriculated to the Haywood Mission Institute where he obtained a high school diploma on April 3, 1995. He has a vast wealth of experience in computer studies from the West Africa Institute of Computer Technology, Smartlink Institute and the Sight & Sound Secretarial Institute, all of Accra, Ghana. Upon his returned to Liberia, he enrolled at the University of Liberia and graduated on April 6, 2006/2007 class with a BBA Degree in Accounting major and Economics minor. He is presently a student at the IBB studying International Relations and is the Financial Comptroller at Nexium Petroleum Limited.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday announced the passing of its former executive secretary and founder member, Edward Anthony Shields. Shields passed away on Wednesday in the United States of America (USA) after a brief period of illness. He was 72 years old.A former veteran of the USA war with Vietnam, Shields joined the miningEdward Anthony Shieldsassociation in 1984, and served it faithfully until his passing.The GGDMA has said it mourns the loss of the mining stalwart, noting that “his guidance and tenacity will be missed”. He has been described as a friend of the miners and a champion for miner’s rights in Guyana.The late Edward Anthony Shields will be cremated in the USA, and a memorial service and wake will be held in Guyana at a date to be announced later.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says this region could still see up to 10 cm of snow before the day is over. A snowfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass.Snow started falling around midnight Sunday and should continue until Monday evening with up to 10 cm in total expected. Highways in the B.C. Peace are listed as snow covered with slippery sections. For more road reports, visit www.drivebc.ca.Below are the warnings from Environment Canada.Snowfall Warning- Advertisement -4:26 AM PDT Monday 21 March 2016Snowfall warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverB.C. South Peace RiverSnowfall, with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected.Snow began to fall overnight and will continue through the day today before tapering off this evening. 5 to 10 cm of snow are expected today and another 2 to 4 cm tonight.Advertisement Snow began to fall overnight and will continue through the day today before tapering off this evening. 5 to 10 cm of snow are expected today and another 2 to 4 cm tonight.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.Advertisement Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet reports to #BCStorm. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #BCStorm.4:26 AM PDT Monday 21 March 2016Snowfall warning in effect for:Highway 97 – Pine PassSnowfall, with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected.Advertisement
The partnership was revealed to fans in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season against Leicester City set for this Friday.Throughout the season, Chivas will be collaborating with Manchester by encouraging fans to celebrate the blend that makes them unique, and showing that when players collaborate with their teammates they can achieve the greatest success.The partnership will be brought to life through a 360 campaign activated across all touchpoints globally from August 2018. Chivas branding will also be displayed on digital perimeter boards at Old Trafford as well as throughout the stadium from the first game on Friday.“Partnering with Manchester United was therefore a natural fit; we both firmly believe that great things can be achieved when we come together – from balancing the perfect blend of malt and grain whiskies that go into our Scotch, to using the perfect combination of players’ skills on the pitch to create a winning team,” Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO at Chivas Brothers, commented.Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold added;“Manchester United’s history is built on teamwork and we embrace Chivas’ belief that ‘blended is better.’ Our success both on and off the pitch allows us to bring together the best mix of people who help to make our Club the global name it is today.”0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The partnership was revealed to fans in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season against Leicester City set for this Friday.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – Ahead of the New English Premier League season which kicks off on Friday, Manchester United has teamed up with luxury blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, in a three-year global partnership.The collaboration will see Chivas and Manchester United join forces to celebrate their collective belief that blended is better – in life, football and Scotch.
1 Alvaro Arbeloa is being linked with Arsenal Strong reports in Spain claim that Arsene Wenger wants to sign Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa this summer. The Spaniard played for Liverpool from 2007 until 2009 before returning to boyhood club Madrid, and while he may not be the most exciting name in the summer market, he could be a smart transfer. talkSPORT looks at five things the player could offer the Gunners…1: VersatilityArbeloa would be coming in to replace Thomas Vermaelen at the Emirates, and the Madrid man ticks an important box in that capacity: he can play across the back four. As well as his usual role at right back, Arbeloa has regularly filled in at left back during his career, while he can also play in the middle of the back four. That’s an attractive quality for any club, and Arsenal are no exception.2: ExperienceWith 56 Spain caps to his name, over 100 games for Real Madrid in the Champions League and La Liga, as well as time at Liverpool and Deportivo in the top flight, Arbeloa has a huge deal of experience across all competitions. While Mathieu Debuchy is already the finished article, Calum Chambers is only 19 and relatively untested at the highest level, so if the Gunners are going to bring in a third defender as is being suggested, it makes sense to look for someone at the opposite end of the spectrum from the former Southampton man.3: Ease of adaptationThe big concern when signing any player from abroad is how well he will adapt to the Premier League, and that’s particularly important in a key position like centre back or full back. In Arbeloa, Arsene Wenger has no such doubts, given the 66 appearances he made for Liverpool in the English top flight. The Spaniard should be able to hit the ground running if he does end up at the Emirates.4: AvailabilityAlmost every top European side is looking for a new defender this summer, but the reality is that not many with proven experience are available. If the Gunners do lose Thomas Vermaelen as seems to be the case, then they will have a big task finding someone of similar stature ready to join the club. Crucially, Arbeloa is available: Real Madrid have plenty of cover at full back with Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao, while at centre back they have Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, so it makes sense for the Spaniard to look elsewhere for regular football. Arsenal are unlikely to find a better option this summer.5: PersonalityArbeloa isn’t afraid to stick his head above the parapet and is known to be an extremely driven footballer, a quality which endeared him to Jose Mourinho during the Portuguese manager’s time at the Bernabeu. With Arsenal looking to push on from their FA Cup win to a sustained challenge for the Premier League, a proven winner like the Madrid man would be a natural fit. Personalities are important in any dressing room, and Arsene Wenger may find the Spaniard’s mentality attractive when looking towards the club’s goals for next season.Arsenal fans, are you convinced? Could Arbeloa be a good signing? Let us know below…
10 10 4. Arsenal – £96,509,758 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – Arsene Wengers men might have avoided fourth place in the table but they cant dodge it here. The Gunners were on TV 25 times, earning just under £20m for the pleasure. In total they pulled in £96,509,758. 1. Chelsea – £98,999,554 – Another title for the Blues to celebrate, as they earned more than any other Premier League side not that Roman Abramovich needs the cash 2. Manchester City – £98,501,832 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – The clubs owners will be thanking their lucky stars for a decent windfall, which will help them as they battle against financial fair play. Their second place finish in the Premier League counted for £23,653,062 of their £98,501,832 total. 3. Manchester United – £96,759,212 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – Respectable, but the money men at Old Trafford will want to see them back on top next year. However, they jump ahead of Arsenal because they were shown on TV more than the Gunners. The 27 games helped them collect £21,477,152. 10 The Premier League season is over and the teams are now counting the cash after it was revealed how much they earned for their performances.Figures from the Premier League show how much each individual side have claimed from the top flight’s coffers this season, with teams landing equal windfalls from sponsors (£4,392,630), overseas TV money (£27,757,371) and domestic TV money (£21,968,793).They also give us an insight into how much teams get for where they finished in the Premier League table (merit money) – QPR were handed £1,244,898 for propping up the division – and facility fees, which correlates to the amount of times the team appear on television.So who made the top 10? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow to find out which Premier League side earned the most prize money last season… 7. Southampton – £82,564,054 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – Seventh in the Premier League table (£17,428,572 awarded) and seventh in the prize money list. Southampton are in the money, especially as their sales in the transfer market last summer boosted their coffers, too. This season they had an equal share of domestic and overseas TV money £21,968,793 and £27,757,371 while they’re facility fees amounted to £11,016,688. 10 8. Everton – £80,573,166 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – A mixed season saw the Toffees finish in the bottom half of the table and their 17 televised matches has helped them earn more than £80m. 10 10. Newcastle United – £77,835,102 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – They might have struggled to stay in the Premier League but their large fan base means they were on TV more than top four challengers Tottenham last season, earning £16m in ‘facility fees’ for their appearances on telly. Each club gets a mimimum of £8,775,100 for live TV games even if they are appear fewer than 10 times. There is an extra £747,176 for featuring more than 10 times. The Magpies also got £7,469,388 for their final league position, with £1,244,898 awarded per place in the table. 5. Liverpool – £92,775,064 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – They might have ended the campaign in sixth but their entertainment value means they earned more than Tottenham for their matches screened on TV. 6. Tottenham – £88,789,730 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – Will this be the result chairman Daniel Levy wanted? The businessman would have hoped to earn a little more but might concede it was inevitable the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal would earn more from TV appearances. Spurs were on TV 18 times, meaning they were given £14,752,568 and were given just under £20m for finishing fifth. 10 10 10 10 10 9. Swansea – £80,571,980 – Click right to find out which team earned the most Premier League prize money… – An excellent season under Garry Monk sees them earned decent money from an eighth place finish, while their 12 appearance on TV helped them get extra cash in.
Former Everton defender Alan Stubbs believes Davy Klaassen’s arrival at the club spells the end of Ross Barkley’s Toffees career.The Ajax captain joined the blue half of Merseyside in a £23.5million deal on Thursday a few hours after a £30million transfer for promising goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was completed.England international Barkley’s future has been in doubt at Everton for some time after manager Ronald Koeman revealed the midfielder would be sold if he didn’t sign a new contract.Now with Dutch midfielder Klaassen incoming, Stubbs believes Barkley’s career at Everton will soon be over.“I think Ronald put his cards on the table with Ross before the end of the season and he gave him an ultimatum,” the former captain told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The fact that we are three weeks gone, and Ross hasn’t signed, then I think that’s the biggest indicator that Ross’ future is going to lie elsewhere.“The one thing that he [Koeman] said towards the end is that he wanted more creativity in the team and I think, with Klaassen, he’s certainly got that – his record is very good and he’s a great age.“Pickford is probably the most exciting young ‘keeper in Britain at the moment so it’s great times.”With regards to potential destinations for Barkley, both Arsenal and Tottenham have been mooted as possible clubs the 23-year-old could move to.When asked where he would likely end up, Stubbs claimed that the Gunners would present a better option.“Looking at those teams I think Arsenal are probably a team that he could go to,” he added.“With Tottenham you have got Dele Alli in a similar position and, looking at Dele, he is ahead of Ross at this moment in time.“So it’s looking like he’s going to be heading to London – we just have to wait and find out what club it is.”