WI Women crumble to defeat to lose T20 series against South Africa

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC):Another lower-order collapse condemned West Indies Women to a four-run defeat to South Africa Women in their third and final Twenty20 International and a 2-1 series loss here yesterday.Chasing 120 for victory at Newlands, West Indies Women were sailing at 81 for three in the 15th over at one stage before losing five wickets for 16 runs in the space of 18 deliveries to end on 115 for eight off their 20 overs.They required 12 runs off the final over, but came up short as Shamalia Connell (13 not out) and Anisa Mohammed (five not out), failed to find the boundary.Deandra Dottin and opener Hayley Matthews both top-scored with 24, while captain Stafanie Taylor got 23. But they were just three of four batsmen to reach double figures.Off-spinner Yolanie Fourie was the best bowler with two for 20 from four her four overs.Winning the toss and batting, the Proteas Women were carried by Lizelle Lee, who struck an unbeaten 33, captain Mignon du Preez, who scored 32 and Marizanne Kapp, who finished on 24 not out.In reply, West Indies Women lost Kycia Knight for three at 15 for one in the third over, lbw to left-arm seamer Moseline Daniels.Taylor and Matthews then revived the innings in a 32-run stand before Fourie claimed the first of her two wickets when she had Matthews brilliantly caught by Daniels, leaping one-handed on the backward square boundary at 47 for two in the ninth over.Taylor followed 10 runs later, bowled around her legs after missing a sweep at leg-spinner van Niekerk.Dottin quickly counter-attacked in a 24-run fourth wicket stand with Kyshone Knight (9). She smashed a four and two sixes off 18 balls and looked be changing the course of the innings when she holed out to long on against seamer Masabata Klaas. Her dismissal triggered a slide and West Indies Women were unable to recover.The Caribbean side will now turn its attention to the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup in India from March 15 to April 3.last_img read more

The Christian and Poverty vs. Wealth (Part I)

first_imgThe questions of poverty and wealth have been with and will most likely stay with mankind forever. Jesus himself says that we will always have the poor with us (John 12:8). Poverty and wealth are found in every part of the world. Millions wallow in abject poverty in most parts of the globe and a small minority lives in luxury. While the vast majority of the people in the Western World (Western Europe, America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) have their basic needs met, the vast majority in Africa, parts of Asia and Latin America live in appalling conditions without adequate food, shelter, safe drinking water and basic medical care. The Christian Church is part and parcel of both worlds with both the extreme poor and the extreme rich among its ranks. What then is the Christian perspective and attitude towards both? What should be the Christian view and attitude to both?We propose a series to explore both of these issues of poverty and wealth. This introductory article will zero in on some definitions of poverty and wealth and a survey of prevailing Christian attitudes to both. Articles two and three will focus on issues of poverty and the last two articles (four and five) on issues of wealth. In article two the thrust will be on why the widespread realities of poverty in the world, and article three will consider what can and should be done to drastically reduce it. The fifth article will delve into the Christian perspectives on wealth, and the concluding (fifth) will gauge the Christian views on wealth (its creation and distribution).It is very hard to give a definition of poverty that fits all kinds and degrees of poverty. Who are the poor? What is considered poor in one part of the world may be seen as wealthy in another. For example, having a television and access to electricity may be signs of relative wealth in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world while in developed nations those who possess these two may be among the poor. It might help to begin our definitions of poverty with the kinds of poverty. According to research done by John Stott, there are three major categories of poverty. These categories are the indignant or economically poor, the oppressed or powerless poor, and the humble or spiritual poor.Economically speaking the indignant poor are those who lack the basic necessities of life, namely, food, shelter, clothing and basic health needs. They are sometime referred to as the destitute. We may refer to people who have more than the basic necessities of life such a television, a vehicle, a smartphone, washing machine, two or three decent meals a day and the like that make life a bit more comfortable but in comparison with the rich poor relatively. They do not have luxury goods and items in abundance as the rich have. The word poor is also employed in reference to the one deserving pity and sympathy. Like we would say, “Poor Flomo, he recently lost both his job and his wife”.The oppressed poor, sociologically and politically speaking, are those whose rights are denied because of their race, tribe, religion, political affiliation or place of residence. They may have some material comforts but have no say in the decision making of the society they belong to. The spiritually poor are those who recognize and acknowledge their need and dependence on God. They do not confide solely in their own strength or any other human strength. Jesus calls them, “blessed are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:8). Our main concern in this series is with the materially poor.The rich on the other hand are those who have material abundance. This again is relative in relation to a particular society and depending on whom one is comparing the rich to. It is the complete opposite of the poor. They have lot of money and property and can afford the comforts of life. Poor can be used in terms of interesting and variety. “The country has a rich history and culture”.A study of Church history reveals that there has been and still is a variety of Christian views on poverty and wealth ranging from seeing material poverty as the way of the true Christian life to regarding wealth as the reward of genuine faith, from seeing poverty as a mark of true spirituality to regarding wealth as an offense or obstacle to faith. We shall explore these a bit more in subsequent articles. Suffice it to say at this stage that poverty and wealth do affect real lives and how we regard them matters very much.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PCK and L’Franklin Explain the Phrase “Kill Your Dog”

first_imgSince their debut back in 2010, PCK and L’Franklin have battled the odds to climb the ladder as one of the best rap groups in Liberia, evidenced by the fact that three of their singles this year became instant hits.Three of their songs “Freestyle,” “I’m coming” and the current one “I’m Here” have rocked the industry like a wildfire, which is still making noise in town.In fact, “I’m Here” has become the official party song of the season (Christmas). But the “Kill Your Dog” phrase has stirred debate, with some complaining that that particular part of the song is abusive to woman.On the other hand, those who love the song say that the phrase means someone who loves their girl and that the previous interpretation is wrong.Due to the intense debate, LIB Life caught up with PCK and L’Franklin to explain the idea behind the song and the message they were sending out.LIB Life: What is the meaning of the phrase “Kill Your Dog” and why did you guys decided to use it?PCK and L’Franklin: The meaning of the phrase is simple. “Kill Your Dog” is a poetic phrase that means a guy who cares, loves and treats a lady right. We decided to use that phrase because it is catchy and rhymes.LIB Life: When you guys were in the studio cooking this song, what kind of message did you want to send?PCK and L’Franklin: Sincerely speaking, the message in the song is that guys should stop hiding themselves whenever they are in relationship. All we want to say is that guys should let their girl’s parents know them and stop hiding. In a nutshell, the song called on men to stand up and take responsibility, and stop hiding.LIB Life: Do you guys agree with people who think that the song abuses women, most especially the “Kill Your Dog” phrase?PCK and L’Franklin: No! No part of the song abuses or is abusive to women, or was intended for that purpose. We feel so hurt for people to think that way but it is their right. For the record, the song is in no way abusive as people think, but is rather a song that urges men to move from behind the scene and come forward.LIB Life: In another related development, why is it that most of your songs are not copyrighted?PCK and L’Franklin: We are almost done with the process of working to have all our songs copyrighted; and right now, I can say we are 90 percent done.LIB Life: Thanks for coming guys, any last words?PCK and L’Franklin: Thanks for the invitation and hope our message got across. I’m Here Lyrics (done in Colloquia):Teh ur ma say I here/Go teh ur pa say I here/Bor ehn/ehn dey wan know ur boy/dey wan know ur boy/dey wan know ur boy/d boy da can kill ur dorg/teh ur ma say I here/I wan see ur oldma/I wan void ur papay before I rapay/see/I in hurry/I need to pay ur dowry/tell ur enemies I tel dem sorry/today I here to make dem porray/but ur oldma wan killy/ur papay wan killy/ur sister wan killy/go call dem/ah na moving from here/Teh ur ma say I here/go teh ur pa say I here/ I tayah hiding myself/I can’t come to ur house in d day/I gotta wait in the night/under the tree/behind the crib/da ley place me I cackin eh/the oldma na go to bed/but ley papay still in d chair/Wait na/wait na/baby u scarelor beating/wait na/wait na/baby dey know say u eating/answer my question/wait na/wait na/baby u scarelor beating/wait na/wait na/my girl dey know say u eating/Go tel dem say I right here/i na come one n for all/So tel the people dey mor go look for switch/d boy da can rock ur world/call allor dem to com look in my face/tel ley oldma I say/leh she tel d papay/dis boy here na come again/La Frankie Frankie/d boy can’t japay/Teh ur ma say I here/go teh ur pa say I here/baby u know say/dey call me d professional/my jue u know say I ley one d professional/professional/professional/I coming der one n for all/make it ur people na looking at me/d boy da can kill ur dorg/anytime u see/dey looking at me/tel d oldma I say leh she tel d papay/dis boy here na come again/La Frankie Frankie/d boy can’t japay/Teh ur ma say I here/Go teh ur pa say I here/teh ur ma say I here/go tel ur pa say I here/Bor ehn/ehn dey wan know ur boy/dey wan know ur boy/dey wan know ur boy/the boy da can kill ur dorg/Teh ur ma say I here Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Juventus make Manchester United hitman their top transfer target

first_img Javier Hernandez 1 Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is Juventus’ top attacking transfer target, according to Tuttosport.The Serie A champions are on the hunt for another forward after new signing Alvaro Morata picked up a knee injury during his first training session at the club last month.Hernandez is reportedly Juve’s first choice, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi, who is being pursued by Liverpool, and Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic also on their shortlist.The Mexico international’s agent, his father Eduardo, spoke on Wednesday about the uncertainty hanging over the forward’s future.“One day he is nearing one team, the next day another, and it will be like that until the end of the transfer window,” he told El Universal.last_img

Video: Leyton Orient youngster nets stunning goal in FA Youth Cup

first_imgLeyton Orient youngster Nick Brown scored a cracking goal during his team’s FA Youth Cup clash with Colchester United. Take a bow, son!last_img

Transfer shock! Liverpool winger joins Bayern Munich

first_img1 Nicole Rolser Liverpool Ladies winger Nicole Rolser has agreed a move to Bayern Munich.The Germany Under-20s star won the Women’s Super League twice, in 2013 and 2014, during her time with the Merseyside club.“I have had a fantastic few seasons at Liverpool Ladies and have thoroughly enjoyed my time in England,” she said.“When I first joined Liverpool we were a team in a transition period but I now leave behind a club that has won back-to-back league titles as well as establishing itself as a Champions League side.”Ladies manager Matt Beard said: “I would like to thank Nici for her contribution to Liverpool Ladies, especially in our first title-winning season. “She has been a pleasure to work with and I wish her luck for the future.”last_img

Begovic could be swayed by first-team football at Man United, claims former goalkeeper

first_imgMark Bosnich believes Asmir Begovic will wait to discover David De Gea’s fate at Manchester United before deciding on his future.The Stoke City goalkeeper has been linked with an £8m switch to Chelsea, following Petr Cech’s move to Arsenal.The Bosnian could end up playing second fiddle to Blues shot stopper Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge though, following the Belgian’s superb season for the Premier League champions.De Gea is still widely expected to make a switch to Real Madrid, which could spark a goalkeeper merry-go-round, and Bosnich insists the former Portsmouth shot stopper is just weighing up his options.“Asmir Begovic is waiting to see whether David De Gea leaves Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“If Begovic goes to United, he’s going to have a better chance of playing first team football than as a backup to Thibault Courtois at Chelsea.”last_img read more

Jury picked for Enron trial

first_img “We are not looking for people who want to right a wrong or provide remedies for those who suffered in the collapse of Enron,” Lake said. Lay, 63, and Skilling, 52, appeared relaxed and ready as they arrived at a federal courthouse in Houston, flanked by lawyers and watched by a horde of reporters and photographers, some of whom had camped out overnight to secure places inside. A reporter asked Lay how he felt, and he answered, “Fine, how are you?” Skilling declined to comment, but his attorney Daniel Petrocelli said, “We’re looking forward to it. We’re ready.” Inside the 11th-floor downtown courtroom, Lay and Skilling stood and turned to face the jury pool briefly before the judge began a lengthy set of instructions and questions designed to make sure jurors would bring no bias to the case. Otherwise they maintained serious faces, Lay occasionally flipping through papers. Lake acknowledged the heavy publicity surrounding the case in the Houston area and said he did not expect jurors to “blot out” what they had seen and read, but urged them to decide based only on the evidence. The judge also read a long list of potential witnesses in the trial, including Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr. and at least two ministers. Scattered jurors recognized some of the names, but all assured the judge they could hear the case impartially despite their connections. Lake said he would talk privately later in the day with one woman who recognized the name of one potential witness, identifying her as “my neighbor and friend.” Jury selection occurred just blocks from the building that was once a nerve center for Enron, a Wall Street darling in the late 1990s that was considered a new-economy maverick with a high-flying stock price and a now-iconic tilted “E” logo. But the company’s fortunes – not to mention tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investments – were shattered in 2001, as a series of complex entities designed to hide Enron debt came to light and the company went bankrupt. “This is what we’ve been waiting for,” said David Tonsall, a former Enron pipeline worker who was one of thousands laid off when Enron crumbled in December 2001, and who watched Lay and Skilling walk into court Monday. A federal indictment accuses Lay and Skilling of orchestrating a tangled scheme of accounting tricks designed to hide the debt, keep Enron’s credit rating high and maintain a healthy stock price, enriching themselves in the process. Skilling faces 31 counts of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and deceiving auditors for allegedly lying about Enron’s financial strength. Lay faces seven counts of fraud and conspiracy for perpetuating the alleged scheme after Skilling resigned in August 2001. Lake told the jury pool the trial could take as long as four months. Among the expected witnesses is Andrew Fastow, Enron’s former chief financial officer, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in 2004 and faces up to 10 years in prison once he is finished cooperating with federal prosecutors. Fifteen other former Enron executives have pleaded guilty in the accounting scandal. Enron’s crash and the subsequent scandals roiled Wall Street, sent investors fleeing, prompted stiffened white collar penalties and raised regulatory scrutiny over publicly traded companies that spawned a slew of high-profile cases. The Enron collapse touched off a series of corporate scandals, and in the ensuing years the government has won convictions against Martha Stewart and other executives from companies such as WorldCom Inc. and Adelphia Communications Corp. A rare exception was HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy, who was acquitted on fraud charges last year, even after five former finance chiefs implicated him in an earnings-boosting scheme. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – A jury of 12 Houston-area residents was selected Monday for the trial of former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, accused of orchestrating the massive fraud that came to symbolize an era of corporate scandals. Ten women and six men were chosen to serve as jurors and alternates in the trial, but it was not immediately clear which 12 would be the jurors. The jurors were picked after just one day of jury selection in Houston federal court. A court clerk swore in the 12 jurors and four alternates, and U.S. District Judge Sim Lake instructed them not to talk about the case during their service. He also ordered them not to read, listen to or watch news reports about the trial. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “You have been through a rigorous selection process. You will be the judges of the facts of this case,” Lake said. Further details about the jurors’ backgrounds were not immediately available because their jury questionnaires, filled out weeks ago, have not been made public, and the judge conducted individual questioning of potential jurors on Monday at the bench. Earlier in the day, the judge had told a pool of almost 100 potential jurors: “I can assure you this will be one of the most interesting and important cases ever tried.” Opening statements were scheduled this morning in the trial – perhaps the premier criminal case to emerge from corporate scandals that began when Enron went under in 2001. While thousands of Houston-area residents were laid off in the flame-out of the energy giant, the judge made clear Monday that the jury box was not the place to avenge those who lost jobs or investments. last_img read more

Pic Special: Buncrana Pier Tragedy family host memorial walk in aid of Evan McGrotty Research Fund

first_imgA memorial walk was held in Derry in memory of the five people who tragically perished when their jeep slipped into Lough Swilly on March 20th last year.The tragedy claimed the lives of Sean McGrotty, 49, his young songs Mark, 12, and Evan, 8, his 59-year-old mother-in-law Ruth Daniels and sister-in-law Jodie Lee Daniels, aged 14. Their jeep had skid on algae on the pier, leading to the vehicle entering the water.Four-month-old Rionaghac-Ann was rescued by former League of Ireland footballer Davitt Walsh when her father Sean passed her out to Davitt through the window. The walk raised funds for the Evan McGrotty Research Fund for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Louise and Sean had been raising funds for the condition since little Evan was diagnosed at the age of three.Louise and Sean dedicated their lives to raising funds to assist clinical research for their son and other children who suffer from the same condition.In Evan’s name, Louise set up the Evan McGrotty Research Fund. The walk began at 6pm last night at Sainsbury’s, with participants walking through St. Columb’s Park and ending at Ebrington Square.Along the route, there were five points where the walkers stopped and took a moment to pay a short symbolic tribute to each member of the family.Organisers of the event said; “Thank you to everyone for coming out tonight to support the memorial walk. It was fantastic to see the people of this city come together once more and we couldn’t have done it without all the help from the local companies who sponsored us, the volunteers, St Johns Ambulance, Danny Meenan and Martin Daly and the whole event team and thanks to Martin Bradley our speaker, you all volunteered to help us carry this off and we couldn’t have done it without you.”An anniversary mass also took place at The Holy Family Church in Ballymagroarty, Derry, concelebrated by Fr Noel Brown, Fr Joe Gormley and Fr John Walsh.The church was filled to capacity for the mass as the community gathered together in memory of the family.Bishop of Derry Donald McKeown and staff and pupils of Evan, Mark and Jodie Lee’s schools; St Eithne’s Primary School, St Joseph’s Boys’ School and St Mary’s College, were also in attendence. A statement, released by Fr Michael Canny on behalf of the family, says: “Louise, The Daniels and The McGrotty family are deeply grateful for the prayers and support over the last year. As the Anniversary of the terrible tragedy approaches they would welcome space for privacy at this time.”Pic Special: Buncrana Pier Tragedy family host memorial walk in aid of Evan McGrotty Research Fund was last modified: March 25th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:anniversaryBuncrana Pier Tragedyduchenne muscular dystrophyevan mc grotty research fundmemoriallast_img read more

Leeds, Villa and Derby among clubs ready to mount legal challenge to stop TV deal

first_img“It is a partnership that, as well as having the necessary financial benefits, provides the EFL with the platform to maximise reach and exposure for its competitions, alongside providing further opportunities for clubs to monetise some of those games not broadcast on television through a (direct to consumer) offering.”Earlier this month it was reported that Leeds, Villa and Derby were among 15 Championship clubs threatening to form a breakaway ‘Premier League 2’ should the unfavourable deal be signed off, though League One and League Two teams are believed to largely accept the terms of the new agreement. REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Sky’s new TV deal explained A number of Championship clubs are ready to mount legal action to stop the EFL’s new TV rights deal with Sky Sports.Leeds, Aston Villa and Derby are the most outspoken against the new deal, which was signed on Monday and is worth £595million over five years. 1 RANKED However, a number of their second-tier rivals agree that the new deal is undervalued, especially as Sky can now show Championship matches behind their red button service and can increase their total number of televised games from 138 to 158 in the final two years of the contract.And, according to The Times, a crisis meeting has been called for so Championship clubs can discussing taking legal action against the EFL, who are claimed to have defied the wishes of the majority of clubs by signing the deal. Latest Football News shining MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade A large number of teams are ready to mount a legal challenge to stop the deal coming into force, while they are also calling for Shaun Harvey, the EFL chief executive, to resign.Upon confirmation of the deal, Harvey said: “The deal we have entered into with Sky, after fully testing the current market through our external advisors, allows our clubs the benefit of financial security which was an absolute priority for us throughout this process. BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The deal guarantees the EFL £119million per season no dice The EFL and Sky agreed a five-year deal worth £119million per season, up £31m per season on the exisiting deal.Sky are able to broadcast 138 EFL games a season, with a minimum 20 of those being League One and League Two matches.In the final two years of the deal, this total rises by 20 to 158 games broadcast every season.16 of those games will be Championship matches on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and Sky will also get eight additional midweek games as co-exclusives with the clubs’ streaming services.They will also be available to Sky’s residential customers via its red button service. ADVICE last_img read more