Foster’s Fairplay finds some of the responses coming after the match-deciding run-out incident in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup to be quite sickening.This columnist was grown up with values that show a clear distinction between what can be accepted or not in the social space. With necessary adjustments to address the passage of time, they should be cast in stone as standards of behaviour to be patented and patterned by all, unless the plan is to succumb to the societal savagery that has crept, unmolested, into what is taken as the norms of today.How many of the present champions of uncultured, unpolished, and uncouth acts understand what it means to say ‘it is not cricket’?It was a game that would decide which of two teams would advance to the quarter-final. The contestants were Zimbabwe and the West Indies. West Indies fast bowler Keemo Paul, bowling the last ball, with three runs for the Zimbabweans to win, removed the bails with the non-striker’s bat on the line.The appeal went up the umpires conferred and asked if the fielding captain wished to sustain the appeal. He was told yes, the innings ending with West Indies victors by two runs.The question must be asked: If it were a matter solely of the Laws of the Game, why was there a consultation before the upraised finger?accurate statisticsThe aftermath sees an avalanche of commentary. Without the benefit of accurate statistics, the feeling is that there are more supporters than those who are talking against what this columnist sees as seizing a win with no regard for what is ethical or not.Reluctantly, this columnist is forced to question personal belief as to which of the many sports persons heard on the matter can sustain their moral credibility.For a few, even their knowledge and understanding of cricket are cast under a shadow.The country is going through a period of falling standards in almost every phase of its existence. Opinions in the sporting context have not escaped the slide.To emphasise, there was the pain in hearing a popular and highly regarded sports journalist invited by a female host on a programme on the station where he plies his trade. The host had confessed a lack of appreciation of the finer points of cricket and was seeking guidance, while expressing her own rejection of the run-out act in terms quite base.She must have been shocked to hear someone she saw as a mentor say, “moral codes do not apply here”, words to the effect that suggested that one should ‘do anything to get ahead’, as well as his unashamed redefining of the basic and universally accepted tenets of sportsmanship.He even went on to recount the incident in a 50-over game where an Australian bowler went “underarm” – call it “underhand” if you will – to deny a New Zealand batsman a six hit, which would have given his team victory.There was worldwide disdain for that act. Plus, from this corner, came utter astonishment and further loss of respect when the argument proceeded to naming the errant bowler ‘one of the greatest of all time’.important winIf all this rejection of ‘the decent thing’ is to be accepted to go for that all-important win, let us be clear that there are other ideals that also have to be jettisoned.Saying that, let us appeal for ‘handled ball’ when a batsman plays a ball at his feet and in good faith picks it up and tosses it back to the bowler. Let the batsmen go for an extra run when a throw-in hits one of them and ricochets out of the reach of the immediate fieldsman.It is hard to believe that this is the same sport where, in a bygone era, a fieldsman on the boundary, far away from the seeing eye, was asked to verify if a catch was taken cleanly or the ball had crossed the line and his call accepted.If the annoying and irrelevant reminders of ‘it is in the rules’ are countenanced, given the circumstances, then there can only be one sad conclusion: The game is indeed ‘gone to the dogs’.For feedback: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):John Campbell stroked an unbeaten half-century to complete an extraordinary day and a Man-of-the-Match performance as Jamaica Scorpions easily beat Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by six wickets here yesterday to go second in the WICB Regional First Class Championship standings.Set 156 for victory on the final day of the third-round match at Queen’s Park Oval, Scorpions were safely guided to their target by opener Campbell, who hit 83 in a mature innings.The 22-year-old had earlier added three more wickets to his overnight four as Red Force, beginning the day on 87 for four, were dismissed for 175.Campbell, a part-time off-spinner, finished with career-best figures of seven for 73 to ensure the hosts lost their remaining six wickets for just 88 runs.Wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo struck 29, tail-ender Daniel St Clair got 26, while captain Yannick Ottley chipped in with 24.Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller picked up three for 64.Campbell then ensured there would be no hiccups by anchoring a series of small partnerships throughout the Scorpions’ run chase.The left-hander, who faced 150 balls in 2 3/4 hours at the crease and gathered seven fours, put on 41 for the first wicket with captain Paul Palmer, who scored 17, and then added a further 45 for the second wicket with Barbadian Kirk Edwards, who hit 20 off 43 balls.Campbell posted 39 for the third wicket with first-innings century-maker Andre McCarthy, who made 17, a partnership which pushed Scorpions pastthe 100-run mark and closer to victory.Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh finished with three for 51.With the victory, Scorpions moved into second spot with34 points, 19 behind leaders Guyana Jaguars (53).Red Force, meanwhile, are joint third with Barbados Pride on 28 points.AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie picked up his third five-wicket haul in four innings to hurt Barbados Pride and send them crashing to a nine-wicket defeat on the final day yesterday.Scores: JAGUARS 337 (Vishaul Singh 121, Leon Johnson 74, Assad Fudadin 42, Raymon Reifer 32, Shimron Hetmyer 24) and 43 for one (Leon Johnson 20 not out). PRIDE 104 (Gudakesh Motie 3-19, Veerasammy Permaul 3-41, Steven Jacobs 2-18) and 272 (Jonathan Carter 89, Shamarh Brooks 53, Roston Chase 50, Kyle Corbin 24; Gudakesh Motie 6-79, Steven Jacobs 2-105).
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Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdriano Moraes successfully defended his ONE flyweight title after dominating Philippines’ own Danny Kingad in ONE Legends of the World Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Brazil’s Moraes established his presence early and had Kingad’s back with less than a minute remaining in the fight.ADVERTISEMENT ONE: Silva ends Suzuki’s undefeated streak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Moraes (17-2) then locked his rear naked choke forcing Kingad (5-1) to tap out 4:45 into the first round.“Danny you have a big future, but tonight was my time, I trained hard, I trained my life, I had a tough win, but this is my house, this is my belt, and this is my class,” said Moraes who had his first title defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Marriott, Grand Coastal & Aracari Resort Hospitality Golf TournamentLocal pro golfer Guillermo Escarraga outdistanced the competition last Saturday, August 18; as he bagged the maiden Hospitality Golf title at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC).From left; Avinash Persaud, Patrick Prashad, Guillermo Escarraga, Patanjalee Persaud and Aleem HussainPlaying under fine weather and with the course in pristine condition, the golfers all had their eyes on the prizes of the Inaugural Hotel and Hospitality Open sponsored by the Marriott Guyana Hotel, the Aracari Resort, and the Grand Coastal Hotel.The coveted first prize compliments of the Marriott Hotel saw the gift voucher of two-nights-for-two, being awarded to the MACORP Executive following his top perfromances which went completely unchallenged.Among the participants of Saturday’s Hospitality Tournament, Escarraga copped first with 64/90, Patrick Prashad 73/85, Patanjalee Persaud 74/91 and Aleem Hussain 75/85 were the top Net performers.Reigning Guyana Open champ Avinash Persaud won the Best Gross with 78. However, the jostle beyond 4th place indicated that it was not a walkover for the winners. Four players turned in Net scores of 76 –Persaud (76/78), William Walker (76/85), Hilbert Shields (76/93) and Lekhnarine Shivraj (76/93) – while Brian Glasford returned 77 (/92) and Roy Cummings 78 (/91).Second prize was a gift voucher of two-nights-for-two at the Grand Coastal Hotel; and third and fourth prizes were one night at the Aracari Resort. The Best Gross would also receive dinner for two at the Grand Coastal Hotel.President Aleem Hussain voiced that the timing of the Hotel & Hospitality Tournament was excellent, coming as a follow-up to the two-day Lusignan Open of early August and acting as a precursor to this year’s international Guyana Open of November 4 and 5.The three hotels are partnering with the Lusignan Golf Club so that guests at these hotels get special privileges and discounted rates for playing golf at the LGC. In fact, anyone coming from overseas to participate in the Guyana Open 2018 (GO2018) will receive special rates for staying at these hotels.For this year’s GO2018 President Hussain expects representation from even more countries than ever before and welcomes any foreign golfer who would be in Guyana at the time of GO2018 to participate and represent their country, especially if it would be for the first time.
Edinson Cavani equalised on the night for PSG, but only after they had Marco Verratti sent off, and Casemiro’s late goal secured an ultimately comprehensive 5-2 aggregate victory for Zinedine Zidane’s side.PSG never looked like turning the tie around in the absence of the injured Neymar, and it was a horribly flat way for them to exit the competition.As they limp out, Real’s dream of becoming the first team in more than 40 years to win three successive European Cups remains alive.A year after their spectacular collapse against Barcelona in the last 16, when they were humiliated 6-1 away in the return after a stunning 4-0 win at home, PSG had hoped to produce a memorable comeback themselves this time.Yet, shorn of the world’s most expensive player, who is back in Brazil recuperating from a foot operation, they struggled to create chances, and the night will be remembered just as much for the stupidity of a section of their supporters.Flares were lit en masse on several occasions at one end of the ground, once even leading to a brief stoppage in play, and PSG will face punishment from UEFA as a result.– Di Maria flops –Without Neymar, this was Angel Di Maria’s big chance to shine after he was left on the bench for the entirety of the first leg, but nothing came off for the Argentine against his former side, his performance symbolic of a wider malaise in the home ranks.They had only made Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas work once in the first half, from Kylian Mbappe’s shot in the 43rd minute.In contrast, Alphonse Areola had kept the home side in the game with two fine saves to deny Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema before the interval.That just delayed the inevitable. Having come close with a header moments earlier, Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, heading in a Lucas Vazquez cross for his third goal in the tie.The goal had come from an error by Dani Alves initially, and it completely punctured PSG and the atmosphere.The tie had escaped them before Verratti was sent off midway through the second half, picking up a second yellow card for dissent.Substitute Javier Pastore’s header deflected into the net off Cavani in the 71st minute to level the scores on the night, but more poor defending allowed Real to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes left.Unable to clear their lines in their own area, PSG saw Casemiro’s shot go in via a Marquinhos deflection.With Marco Asensio and Isco both hitting the post in the second half for Real, the visitors more than deserved their win on the night, as well as in the tie.That rubbed more salt into the wounds for PSG, who had not lost any of their previous 51 home games in all competitions, a run going back two years to before the start of Unai Emery’s reign as coach.This defeat is likely to hasten the end of his time in charge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo strikes as Real bury PSG to reach quarter-finalsPARIS, France, Mar 6 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.Ronaldo had scored twice — including his 100th goal for Real in the competition — as they won 3-1 in the first leg in Spain last month, and his header early in the second half at the Parc des Princes effectively ended the French club’s hopes of progressing.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr Joins Football For Friendship ambassadors Jadidi Ndambuki and Myles Muriuki during the international day for Football and friendship Nairobi edition at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds. Photo/AMOS ABUGANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30 – Kenyan Premier League title winning coach Dylan Kerr was the high profile personality as Kenya joined over 200 world cities in celebrating the International Day of Football and Friendship.The Kenyan version of the event went down at the Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo’s ground over the weekend and was marked simultaneously in major cities of the world. Gor coach, Kerr met young footballer Jadidi Ndambuki and young journalist Myles Muriuki, both who represent Kenya at the sixth edition of the Football for Friendship tourney.Kerr, who led the record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia to the historic group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup, urged the Kenyan ambassadors to Russia to keep their head down and keep pushing for their dreams.“I am I impressed with the young kids, I believe they are destined to go far, my advice is that they shouldn’t be carried away, but keep pushing to achieve their dreams. In them I see promising talents,” Kerr remarked.“I believe that football unites wide variety of people, because there are no limits for real friendship, the main thing is kindness and tenderness. I really want to become a famous football player so that my country could be proud of me,” Ndambuki, a young ambassador of Football for Friendship from Kenya shared his emotions.Jadidi Ndambuki ( left) and Myles Muriuki during the International day for Football and friendship in Nairobi. Photo/AMOS ABUGAJadidi will be among the over 1,500 Participants children and adults who will be participating in friendly matches, open training sessions, flash mobs and sporting events in the Football for friendship that will be held in Russia in June.The International Day of Football and Friendship was used to bring together everyone who shares such important human values as equality, respect for different cultures and peaceful coexistence ties.The participants have been supported by famous footballers, coaches, television hosts, actors and members of government agencies all over the world.Jadidi was joined by aspiring young journalist Myles Muriuki at the action-packed day at the Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo grounds. Myles will also be travelling to Russia for the eight day tournament.Jadidi Ndambuki and Myles Muriuki joined by other kids during the International day for football and friendship. Photo/AMOS ABUGANdakumbi and Muriuki both 12-years-olds and class seven pupils in the school based in the heart of Westlands in Nairobi, have been given the chance to take part in the age group tournament.The age of players is 12. Each International mixed Team of Friendship will be trained by Young Coaches – football players of 14-16years from different countries.The tournament will run from June 8-15 and the youngsters will also have the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where the first match pit hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki, Stadium in Moscow.-By Amos Abuga-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Straight Outta ComptonThe group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Now Showing: Certificate Strictly 16: Run Time 147minsThe Transporter Refueled In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.Released 4th Sept: Certificate 15A: Run Time 97minsNo EscapeIn their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.Released 4th Sept: Certificate 15A: Run Time 103minsAmerican UltraA stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.Released 4th Sept: Certificate Strictly 16: Run Time 96mins Me and Earl and the Dying GirlHigh schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.Released 4th Sept: Certificate 12A: Run Time 105minsRicki and the Flash A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.Released 4th Sept: Certificate 12A: Run Time 101minsThe VisitA single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.Preview 9th & 10th Sept: Certificate TBC: Run Time TBCMaze Runner: Scorch TrailsAfter having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.Preview 10th Sept: Certificate TBC: Run Time TBCLegendThe film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.Preview 9th & 10th Sept: Certificate Strictly 18: Run Time 111minsSTRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON NOW SHOWING AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: September 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeatures
Two hotel workers have been found not guilty of murdering the daughter of County Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte.Teacher Michaela Harte was found strangled in her room at the luxury Legends Hotel during her honeymoon on the island in January 2011.Hundreds of Donegal people attended her huge wake and funeral in sympathy with the well-known Harte family. Both verdicts into the 27 year old’s murder were unanimous and jurors took two hours to deliberate.Members of the McAreavey family walked straight out of court when the foreman of the jury made the verdicts known.Both accused broke down in tears in the dock and their relatives cheered.The high-profile case in Port Louis was originally listed to run nine days, but lasted eight weeks.The prosecution had claimed that Mr Treebhoowoon and Mr Moneea attacked Mrs McAreavey when she interrupted them stealing from the room.She had momentarily left her husband, John, at a poolside restaurant to fetch biscuits.Mr Treebhoowoon, 32, from Plaine de Roches, worked as a room attendant at Legends, while Mr Moneea, 43, from Petit Raffray, was his floor supervisor.They were arrested at the hotel the day after the murder.There were chaotic scenes as the two acquitted men walked out of the court.Throngs of people cheered “justice, justice” in Creole as policemen hurried the men through the courtyard.Moments later defence lawyers were carried aloft.HOTEL WORKERS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MICHAELA HARTE MURDER was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)