Rabada’s 7-112 sets up South Africa against England

first_imgCENTURION, South Africa (AP):Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada’s career-best 7-112 set South Africa up for a big lead over England in the fourth Test yesterday. Rabada rattled through England’s top and middle order as the tourists were bowled out for 342 after South Africa’s 475.South Africa stretched their lead to 175 when bad light stopped play on the third day at SuperSport Park, reaching 42-1 in their second innings.Rabada’s rich return, which included a burst of three wickets in two overs just before lunch, put South Africa in position for a desperately needed win to regain some lost pride.England have already clinched the four-match series with a 2-0 lead ahead of this last Test. South Africa haven’t won in their previous nine Tests, leaving newcomer Rabada without a victory in his young career.”I don’t think I’ve arrived yet,” he said. “There’s still lots of work to be done. (But) It felt good to take those seven wickets.”last_img read more

Asian Games: Thailand overwhelms returning Philippines in women’s volleyball

first_imgPhilippines’ Alyssa Valdez (L) hits the ball as Thailand’s Pimipichaya Kokram (C) and Hattaya Bamrungsuk (R) defend during their women’s Group A preliminary volleyball match between the Philippines and Thailand at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEJAKARTA—Talk about being welcomed back to the Asian Games the wrong way.Regional power Thailand dealt the Philippine women’s volleyball team a sound beating on Sunday afternoon, scoring a 25-22, 25-12, 25-15 ripping of the Filipinos, who are playing in the Games for the first time in 36 years and clearly looked like they would need a lot of catching up to do.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Semis-bound PH poomsae teams assured of bronze medals in Asian Games Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Next up for Team Philippines is another rated side in Japan on Tuesday and the Filipinos have three more chances to book at least one win and make it to the next round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES View comments Consistently finding holes in the Philippine defense while attacking with impunity and defending fluidly, the Thais just needed to shrug off a bum start before pulling away, with the second and third sets looking like a no-contest at GBK’s Indoor Tennis Courts here.Coach Shaq delos Santos used all of his players in the Philippines’ first Asiad stint since 1982, giving everyone a feel of what it’s like and letting everyone know what kind of competition they need to overcome to be among the region’s elite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We need to experience (top level) tournaments like this,” Delos Santos said.The Philippines got off to a strong start, taking a 9-2 lead before gradually losing steam from 21-all to lose the first set. The Filipinos won just 27 points in the next two sets to go down in just over 70 minutes. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more

On strike, but willing to talk later

first_imgNew rule: No electrical adaptor you find in your house will fit into any electrical gadget in your house. Shocking, just shocking: A new study reveals that programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants. “We here in the White House still feel the more teens don’t know, the more they won’t do,” said the administration’s Director of Dopey Dollar Distribution. “Which is exactly how we’re dealing with every scientific study, including this one.” Let’s eat: A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta finds that being overweight does not increase the risk of dying from cancer or heart disease. “In fact, being obese may actually protect people from a host of other causes of death,” said researcher Candy Swallow. “Problem is, it also protects the same people from ever being asked to dance, but not wishing they were dead.” Now they’re going too far: With the price of a barrel of oil reaching nearly $100 a barrel, even oil companies are beginning to feel the squeeze. “Overcharging the consumer is one thing,” said oil company executive Mo Kneebags. “But the gall to overcharge the oil companies themselves, well, that’s just plain inhumane. I mean, it’s not like we’re gonna lose money from this. It’s just that having to pass the increase on to the driver makes us look like we’re the bad guys. I mean, we are bad guys. But looking like bad guys? Well, I don’t want to go crazy.” Question of the week: Now, how do we get reality shows to go on strike? Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Naked tyrants are far less homicidal: After only five days of waiting, President Bush has stepped up and made it clear that the U.S. is not happy with Pakistan’s president and military commander, Pervez Musharraf, holding down two jobs at once, telling the Pakistani dictator that “the United States wants you to have the elections as scheduled and take your uniform off.” Bush later clarified, “The elections are what I want. The uniform thing was Larry Craig’s idea.” In blocking elections and ordering a state of emergency, Musharraf said he is only following Shakespeare’s admonition that “First, we kill all the lawyers.” Musharraf emphasized that he’s being judicious. “It’s not like we’re killing all of them,” said the good friend of America. “Only the ones still trying to practice.” Aren’t we proud: According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, a new report shows the percentage of homeless veterans, numbered at 495,400, is more than twice that of the general adult population. “It’s really quite brilliant,” stated some Veterans Affairs lackey. “It’s our `Bringing the Boys Home-less Program.’ And with the bleak outlook for our vets once they get back, it’s far less likely the terrorists will follow them here.” What a bargain: The average price of a Lakers ticket is $89.24, the highest in the NBA. The average ticket for the New Orleans Hornets is a league-low of $24.58. Final score Tuesday in Los Angeles: New Orleans 118, Lakers 104. Worth it? You do the math, fans. Torre! Torre! Torre! In an attempt to resurrect the success he had with the Yankees, new Dodger skipper Joe Torre is bringing on his old New York coaches Larry Bowa and Don Mattingly. Not stopping there, the former Milwaukee Braves’ all-star catcher is looking to bring on one-time teammates Hank Aaron, Eddie Matthews and Warren Spahn in the lineup. “Sure, a lot of them are dead,” said Torre, “but did you see the Dodgers in September? Babe Ruth could bat fourth today and we’d still finish higher than they did.” Writers strike disclaimer: As you may know, the television and filmwriter members of the Writers Guild of America are on strike. What you may not know is that your humble correspondent is a member of the WGA and therefore is not permitted to write for TV or film. So I implore you, if you are a producer – a crummy, greedy, thieving producer – no matter how visually creative you find this column, do not use it on TV or on film. Then again, if you are a producer – a lovely, fair and honest, creative-as-a-writer producer – after the strike … what say we take a meeting at Art’s? Did I mention how creative I thought you were? I did? Good. Just so you know. Then there are the losers: The people most affected by the writers strike are those who depend on “The Daily Show” for the news and Art’s Deli waitresses who depend on overtipping by sitcom writers for bus fare. And the winners: WGA writers who are unemployed even when not on strike who now have an excuse for their unemployment. I … I mean, they, thank you. last_img

Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid: Ex-Liverpool stars push Lopetegui to the brink

first_imgReal had been restricted to long-range shots in the opening period but were back in the contest after just five minutes of the second half as Isco’s cross from the byline caused panic in the home defence and Marcelo controlled the ball on his chest before stabbing home.The visitors were almost level five minutes later when Luka Modric’s shot slammed into a post and ran across goal to safety, while at the other end Suarez also hit the frame of the goal with an acrobatic volley as the game began to live up to its billing.Real missed a great chance to equalise after 67 minutes when Karim Benzema headed over from six yards following a pinpoint cross from half-time substitute Lucas Vazquez. Suarez, who had nipped in front of Varane to collect Alba’s pass before being pushed to the ground, took the penalty himself and found the bottom corner despite the best efforts of Courtois.Despite his assists for both goals, Alba continued to be given plenty of freedom down the left and Real were grateful that his 38th-minute cross was just too high for Suarez.Moments later Rakitic and Nacho became the first players to be booked for fouls on Toni Kroos and Coutinho respectively, before Rafinha badly overhit a pass that should have set Suarez clean through on goal.Rafinha attempted to make amends with a curling 20-yard shot which flew just over the bar and Madrid were grateful to get to half-time only two goals behind. The loss leaves Real ninth in the table and seven points behind pacesetters Barcelona, who were without talisman Lionel Messi after he suffered a broken arm in last week’s victory over Sevilla.The home side took the lead in the 11th minute when Ivan Rakitic’s superb ball over the top found Jordi Alba in acres of space on the left and he pulled the ball back into an ideal position for Philippe Coutinho to simply side-foot the ball into the net from 10 yards.Barcelona almost doubled their lead after 18 minutes when Sergio Ramos was guilty of giving the ball away in a dangerous area and Arthur’s fierce shot drew an excellent save from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.The home fans did not have to wait long before their side made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, although it took the use of the VAR before referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez pointed to the spot after initially waving away claims that Suarez had been brought down by Raphael Varane. 4 Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 5-1  as Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick in what could be Real manager Julen Lopetegui’s first and last experience of El Clasico.Lopetegui was already under pressure before the eagerly-anticipated clash at the Nou Camp and his players did him no favours as they stumbled to a third straight LaLiga defeat for the first time since May 2009. Barcelona star Luis Suarez celebrates in front of his fans at the Camp Nou. 4 Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui may have had his last match in charge. Barcelona stars celebrate one of their five goals 4 Suarez had plenty to celebrate in El Clasico. 4 And they were made to pay seven minutes later when Suarez showed Benzema how it should be done, heading home from more than twice the distance after being set up by Sergi Roberto.Roberto was again the provider with eight minutes left, dispossessing Ramos and releasing Suarez to clip the ball over Courtois and complete his hat-trick, while there was still time for a fifth goal as Ousmane Dembele provided the perfect cross for fellow substitute Arturo Vidal to head home.last_img read more


first_imgFour entries from Donegal have made it through to the national final of RTE’s Junior Dragon’s Den after scoring success at the regional final which was held at Sligo IT last night.Donegal Pens brothers Rónán and Conor Mc Garvey from Loughanure, Niall Mc Closkey from Letterkenny, Niall Foody from Letterkenny and a group of five girl students from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair have all qualified for the national final in Dublin on December 8th.Twenty entries from schools in Athlone, Sligo, Donegal and Roscommon took part in the competition that saw a varied selection of entrepreneurial projects on show. Over 400 entries have been received nationwide for the Bank of Ireland sponsored Junior Dragon’s Den event and just twenty entries were selected for each of the country’s three regional finals.Pen brothers Rónán and Conor Mc Garvey explained their successful enterprise to the judges and spoke of their plans for the future while giving a demonstration of their new stylus pen.Letterkenny lad Niall Mc Closkey, from St Columba’s College, Stranorlar, has designed and produced the ‘Easy Grower’ system for planting fruit and vegetables that can be placed in the garden or anywhere around the house.Errigal College student Niall Foody showed off his invention of a luminous keyhole assistant, a great little invention that makes it easier for you to see the keyhole or lock on your door in the dark. Students Caoimhe Nic Phaidin Ni Dhonaill, Neasa Bheaid, Maria Ni Fhearraigh, Emma Nic Uidhir and Laura Nic Lochlainn from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair have produced a set of ‘Cool Cards’, play cards featuring GAA players.The national final of Junior Dragon’s Den takes place in Dublin on Saturday, December 8th from where the overall winners to compete in the filming for the 2013 TV series will be announced. DONEGAL STUDENTS AREN’T ‘DRAGON’ THEIR FEET AS THEY REACH DEN FINAL was last modified: November 23rd, 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) Tags:donegalDragon’s Dennational finalstudentslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Ladies football has been given another massive boost today as both Termon and Four Masters both their provincial semi-finals to make it a Donegal treble this weekend.Carndonagh had already qualified for the Ulster Junior Final yesterday with victory at home over Monaghan county junior champions Aghnamullan.Today Donegal Senior champions Termon travelled all the way to Castlewellan to take on the Down champions – and are on their way home tonight victorious. Goals were the key to victory, Termon winning 5-11 to 2-15.Well done too to the Four Masters ladies on beating Ballinscreen in the Ulster Intermediate Semi Final on a scoreline of 1-10 to 2-3, again away from home.It’s a marvellous result for the Donegal Town side who now go into the Ulster Intermediate Final.  DONEGAL LGFA: TERMON AND FOUR MASTERS IN STUNNING WINS TO MAKE IT A DONEGAL TREBLE IN ULSTER was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Carndonaghfour mastersLadies FootballTermonlast_img read more

Space rock impacts not random

first_imgWhen it comes to small space rocks blowing up in Earth’s atmosphere, not all days are created equal. Scientists have found that, contrary to what they thought, such events are not random, and these explosions may occur more frequently on certain days. Large objects can survive a trip through Earth’s atmosphere relatively intact, but many smaller bodies break up at high altitude, sometimes in an immense burst of energy. Researchers used data from sensors designed to detect clandestine nuclear tests, among other sources, to identify airbursts with an energy equivalent to or larger than that released by 1 kiloton of exploding TNT. Between 2000 and 2013, they identified 33 such events (including the meteoroid that blazed into the atmosphere and detonated over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013, see image; the large blip in the meteor trail at right denotes where the 500-kiloton airburst occurred). Of those events, there were nine pairs of explosions—or airbursts—that occurred within one calendar day of each other, the researchers will report in January in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. There’s a less than 2% chance of finding nine such pairs in a random sample, the researchers note. The data set also sports 16 pairs of events with three or fewer calendar days’ difference, which for a random sample could be statistically expected only about 2.2% of the time—a number of coincidences that is simply too high to be the result of chance alone, the researchers contend. Rather than random occurrences, many large airbursts might result from collisions between Earth and streams of debris associated with small asteroids or comets. The new findings may help astronomers narrow their search for objects in orbits that threaten Earth, the researchers suggest.last_img read more

FIR against Pune restaurant staffer for installing camera in women’s washroom

first_imgThe Pune Police late on Tuesday booked a housekeeping staffer of a plush restaurant in Hinjewadi IT Park for allegedly installing a camera in the women’s washroom.A woman who discovered the hidden mobile camera on Sunday had narrated her ordeal on social media. A Twitter user spread the word, leading to a groundswell of support for the woman, with more than 3,000 retweets. According to the Twitter user, the restaurant manager did not address the complaints of the woman.The accused, Ram Deb Nath (24), was an employee of a housekeeping company hired by the restaurant. A case under Section 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 72 of the Information Technology Act has been registered at the Hinjewadi police station.“We received a complaint from the owner on Tuesday and a case has been lodged. More sections will be added if any victim comes forward,” said a police official, adding that the camera is now with the police.last_img read more

Indian cricket will benefit from an in-form Kohli, says Ravi Shastri

first_imgIndian cricket team director Ravi Shastri on Sunday spoke highly of Virat Kohli saying that his batting makes one stand up and applaud.India’s Test captain has been in brilliant form of late scoring a record 865 runs from 13 games at the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Kohli also has four centuries to his credit in the ongoing tournament. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )”Virat has hit a purple patch. It’s terrific batting. If he goes on like this, it will only keep on serving Indian cricket and be beneficial to it. The kind of batting on offer from him, he will make you stand up and applaud,” Shastri said at an event here.Asked who should be roped in as the next coach for the Indian team, the present IPL commentator said: “BCCI is in the process of taking a decision. Once they take a decision, we can then look into it.” (Virat Kohli was destined for greatness ) Speaking about the iconic Eden Gardens which serves as the home ground for IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Shastri said: “Eden is one of the greatest grounds. But it’s the people of Calcutta who make Eden what it is. When I used to come here as a kid, I used to be amazed by the greenery around Eden.”last_img read more

Badminton World Championships: Saina Nehwal settles for bronze

first_imgSaina Nehwal failed in her pursuit for second straight final of the Badminton World Championships as she lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in Glasgow on Saturday.In a battle of physical strength, which lasted for 78 minutes, Okuhara came out triumphant and became the first Japanese to make it to the final of the World Championships.Saina started with fierce energy but failed to keep it going as Okuhara displayed brilliant fighting spirit to beat the former world No. 1.At 2-2 in the first game, Saina and Okuhara played a strenuous 32-shot rally where both players targetted the corners and Saina won the game of patience.From then on, Saina gained momentum and took 3 more points to lead 6-2.Saina took Okuhara out with a beautiful deceptive shot to race to an 8-2 lead.2015 – ??2017 – ??Saina Nehwal shines at the Worlds again. Her #2017BWC campaign comes to an end but not before she earns a medal for ???? pic.twitter.com/YuTFToFeyR- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) 26 August 2017Okuhara fought back and forced some long shots out of Saina to make it 5-9, only for Saina to send a delightfully perfect shot on the backline to put it back at 10-5.Forcing a mistake from Okuhara with an angled shot, Saina went into the break with an 11-6 lead.After the break, Saina continued the momentum and her aggressive yet patient display to extend her lead to 17-10.Saina controlled the rallies mixing her shots well and took Okuhara wider and wider to win points.advertisementDeception proved to be Saina’s weapon against the Japanese, which the Indian used to unsettle her and win the match point 20-12.She took just one opportunity to thereafter seal the first game.Okuhara began the second game with a bang as she picked four straight points forcing Saina wide to lead 4-0.Saina picked the first point of the game with a very cheeky return to Okuhara’s serve wide in the backcourt.Okuhara showed much better game as she targetted Saina’s movement to maintain her lead at 5-2.Saina shot right back to reduce the lead to 4-6 but Okuhara used similar wide angles to win the lead back at 8-4.Two more long shots from Okuhara after persistent returns from Saina reduced the lead to 8-6.At 9-6, Saina shot an exquisite angled smash to take her point tally to 7.Saina equalised the scoreline at 9-9 with a beautiful drop shot completely diagonal of Okuhara’s position but the Japanese went into the break with a slender 11-10 advantage.Nozomi Okuhara (AP Photo)Both Saina and Okuhara produced some beautiful overhead shots as Saina equalised at 15-15.Okuhara played a beautiful straight smash to get back her lead to 19-17. Unsettling Saina, Okuhara won the match point as the Indian put her smash wide and in a single opportunity, forced the match into the decider.Saina began the third game strongly and took a 3-1 lead only for Okuhara to get a lucky point and then win five straight points to lead 6-3.Three unforced errors from Saina increased Okuhara’s lead to 9-3 and the Japanese raced ahead into the break with an 11-4 lead.Saina made unforced errors after the break but smashed her way back to 6-13.Okuhara continued her assault on Saina’s knee making her move all around the court to keep her lead to 16-7.Okuhara continued her charge with absolute determination and Saina seemed to have lost steam as she gave Okuhara the match point with a smash that went wide.At 10-20, Saina judged Okuhara’s shot wrongly and handed the silver medal to the Japanese.Later in the day, PV Sindhu will be up against 19-year-old Chinese Chen Yufei, who won the Junior World Championships last year and beat Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 14-21, 21-16, 21-12 to reach the semi-finals.last_img read more