Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power

first_imgFormer NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, center, speaks with Dominque Wilkins, left, as former player Bill Russell is seen at right, during the NBA All-Star skills session basketball contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)MIAMI — There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded.As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand.ADVERTISEMENT Abdul-Jabbar said he understands why Davis’ trade request is getting so much attention.It’s because Davis — averaging 28 points and 13 rebounds this season — is worth it.“That’s always going to be the case,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “The most talented people out there in the job market are going to get the most attention.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ALA Boxing cares for Mark Magsayo Kyrie Irving had two years, plus an option year, left on his deal with Cleveland when he asked for a trade and eventually got moved to the Boston Celtics. Paul George had a year left when he told Indiana that he wanted out. Both of those requests went public, and it could be argued that the Cavaliers and Pacers were ailed, at least somewhat, by losing leverage since it was no secret the superstars wanted to be moved.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver doesn’t like trade demands, especially ones that go public. When the NBA adopted its most recent collective bargaining agreement, Silver said the notion was that teams would have the option to extend player deals a year early to avoid being blindsided by requests by those players to leave.It hasn’t worked that way, with Davis just being the latest example.“The law of unintended consequences,” Silver said. “It hasn’t worked precisely as we had planned.”Irving had a title with the Cavaliers. Kawhi Leonard had a championship with San Antonio when he asked to be moved, and ultimately got his way. George still doesn’t have a championship, though flirted with one plenty of times when he was in Indiana only to be thwarted on annual basis by the Miami Heat.Davis doesn’t have one. He hasn’t been close. New Orleans went to the second round of the playoffs last year, a great sign of progress. This year the Pelicans have plummeted back toward the bottom of the Western Conference. And Davis realizes that his window for winning and being elite won’t last forever, so mindful of his legacy he wants to be moved.The great players are rich and going to be rich no matter where they play. The ring is also very much the thing, and Davis knows helping lead a team to a championship is vital to how he will be remembered.“I just want to win,” Davis said at All-Star weekend.The Pelicans haven’t done enough of it, and this year was the wrong time for their winning percentage to fall off a cliff. So Davis made the ask, and Hall of Famer Dave Cowens said that’s fine — as long as he accepts whatever comes next, whether it’s good or bad.“If a player wants to usurp or influence a decision on personnel, then the accountability for that move if it doesn’t work out, that’s what it’s about,” Cowens said. “You can’t have union and management doing the same things. … To me, it starts with the accountability. That’s the biggest thing.” If anyone understands what Anthony Davis is thinking, asking for a trade out of New Orleans with nearly 1 1/2 seasons left on his contract, it’s Abdul-Jabbar. His trade request came with two years left on his contract in Milwaukee. Eventually, he got his wish in the summer that followed his ask and got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.“I think that the players have power because they have value,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “The players that teams know that they can win with are going to be in a position to dictate what they want to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd while few people would disagree with that, the fact that Davis’ request went public — and the impact it had on the both the Pelicans and the Lakers, the team that appeared to go after the six-time All-Star the hardest before the trade deadline came and went earlier this month without a move being consummated — did not sit well with a number of the league’s former players at All-Star weekend.And it isn’t about the money. Top players like Davis, who will likely get his trade request fulfilled this summer are going to be well compensated one way or the other. But some think he might have been better served keeping it quiet until then. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers “I just think it’s a situation where they needed to keep it in house,” Hall of Fame guard Rick Barry said. “Just talk to the owners. Talk amongst yourselves. Airing your dirty laundry and putting stuff out there … I just don’t understand why you want to get into a situation like that that does nobody any good and can only cause problems.”Like Abdul-Jabbar, and like Davis, Barry also forced a trade. Back in his ABA days, he made it known that when the Washington Caps were moving to Norfolk, Virginia, he wanted no part of playing there. So Barry got traded to the New York Nets, the entire trade “saga” lasting no more than a week or two and all done during an offseason.Davis asking in-season, Barry said, had a negative effect on both the Pelicans and the Lakers.“Doing it a year before, I don’t understand,” Barry said. “Hopefully they won’t continue doing it that far in advance.”Actually, that is nothing new.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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WHATS HOT

first_imgHot new single video released: The video titled “My Baby” was released yesterday on every TV station within Monrovia. The song was done by one of LIB’s finest, Famous Boo, directed by Joseph C. Weah and photographed by Khalil Fofana. This video hasn’t been around for a week and is already making headlines.Hottest Liberian Movie: “The Princess Must Die” is a new Liberian movie written and Produced by Madina N. Johnson, directed by Julius Wilson. The Princess Must Die is a story about two kingdoms that have always been at war with each other over a piece of land that lies between them. Watch this thrilling movie that is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat!“I-20” Releases New Video in USA: One of our very own Liberian artist based in America, “I 20”, has just released a new video called “Blood and Tears”. I 20 is doing a pretty good job out there in America and is known to be one of the best out there. “Blood and Tears” can be found on YouTube.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Licences for ‘causing death’ accused to be suspended

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has declared that drivers who are on trial for charges such as causing death and dangerous driving will have their licences suspended, pending the outcome of the court case.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan addressing the gatheringMinister Ramjattan made this announcement at the launch of the National Road Safety Action Plan 2017-2019 on Wednesday morning at the Pegasus Hotel, where several measures were touted to reduce the country’s road carnage.One of the actions which Ramjattan said will tackle the recklessness and carelessness on the roadways is the suspension of the licences of those errant drivers who are on trial for those charges.“I have started the process that if you are charged with causing death by dangerous driving, that we are now going to under the Section where the Minister has the power, to disqualify those charged during the period of awaiting their trial from driving; so we do a period of suspension,” he explained.The Public Security Minister opined that he is certain this move will have a positive effect on the behaviour of road users, particularly drivers.“The policy now is that once you’re charged with dangerous driving, you will be disqualified, and I think rightfully so, during that period and up until your trial… It will take you off the road, it is a penalty in a sense but it is in accordance with the law… And even if you’re acquitted, well then too bad,” Ramjattan noted.On the other hand, the Public Security Minister pointed out that while the laws allow Magistrates to disqualify those drivers who are convicted of these charges, it is often not done. To this end, Ramjattan noted that the laws may have to be amended to make this a compulsory imposition.“We might have to start making mandatory, for purposes of causing death by dangerous driving convictions, disqualification… Although disqualification is a penalty that could be inflicted, normally if someone is found guilty of cause of death by dangerous driving, Magistrates would give a fine and/or a sentence of imprisonment but then no disqualification after the imprisonment,” the Minister stated.The National Road Safety Action Plan 2017-2019 is a collaborative effort launched by the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) and the Public Security Ministry.Delivering a presentation on the two-year Action Plan, Traffic Chief Dion Moore highlighted the need for a multistakeholder approach in order for the project to be effective.“Without all of the stakeholders working together then there would be lots of problems, lots of divided sections and lots of pulling and tugging without lots of results to achieve (the action plan),” Moore outlined.While the main causes of road fatalities were identified as speeding and drunk driving, Chairman of GNRSC Denis Pompey pointed out that local law enforcement are ill-equipped to test drivers for drug use. This, he noted, includes both illicit and prescriptive drugs.On the issue of policing, concerns were also raised by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan of the integrity of Police Officers in charge of maintaining law and order on the roadways.“It is in this regard, that we bring to bear the integrity of our traffic authorities on the road to carry out their duties with intelligence and integrity that will help to make an impact,” Bulkan stated.Nevertheless, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine in his presentation pointed out that the Force has taken various steps to ensure that capable persons are placed behind the wheels. One such move he named was having representatives from the Cops and Faith Network to invigilate the licensing examinations.“The examination room and the invigilators are persons from the religious fraternity and the marking of the papers are even now done by civilian persons from that fraternity,” Ramnarine stated.“We have taken it a stage further in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority, that is to say, every certificate of competence issued by a certifying officer of the country, has to be verified by the Traffic Chief who sends a report to the Commissioner and who collaborates with the GRA and that’s the way forward to strengthen the package.”Moreover, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson in his remarks told stakeholders that their efforts in ensuring road safety are important but in the same breath underscored the need for promoting road safety education.“We’re setting the stage for Guyana to approach road safety in the next two years; I urge you not to let this action plan be another stack of printed pages taking up desk space. I also hope that the action plan addresses not just accidents and reducing them but also gives consideration to the safety and the wellbeing of our people,” Patterson urged.It was reported that as of April 30, 2017 some 38 road deaths have been recorded, 28 of which are said to be caused by speeding and drunk driving. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

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Arsenal rookie joins Almeria on loan

first_imgArsenal rookie Wellington Silva has joined Almeria on a season-long loan.The 21-year-old, who joined back in 2010, is still waiting for his Arsenal debut after spells at Levante, Alcoyanom Ponferradina and most recently Murcia, where he made 38 appearances in Spain’s second tier.But now he will get the chance to test himself in La Liga after sealing a switch to Almeria. Wellington Silva 1last_img

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The Valley Lacks Flexibility, Not Talent

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Right now there are a lot of reports about large companies in the Valley not being able to find the talent they need. There are also a lot of reports about companies bending over backwards financially to retain the people they have.But what I found working for a large Valley corporate in the last few years is that it is not hard to find talent. The real problem is that companies are not ready for new talent. There is not enough flexibility in them to really embrace change and use creative, innovative and hungry developers to the best of their abilities. Companies want the new and cool, and then they try to force it to function just like the old and rusty. It’s like trying to turn a 1980s Honda into a Hybrid with some batteries and duct tape.Let’s face realities here: it’s no doubt tempting and cool for many developers to work for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook or Twitter to name but a few. Where it stops being cool is when gifted and courted developers face outdated infrastructures and the attitude of large Valley corporates.Outdated and Impersonal HR PracticesGuest author Chris Heilmann has been a professional Web developer since 1997 and has worked in various agencies and corporations on large, international products. He was a lead for distributed teams in India, Europe and the U.S., and moved from delivery to architecture and developer evangelism to make sure that new hires don’t have to have the same bad experiences we all had to go through until companies started appreciating the internet as a platform. His current role is principal developer evangelist at Mozilla with a focus on HTML5 and the open Web.The first obstacle I found that weeds out many prospective hires (and by weeding out I mean they look at it, go “pffft” and move on) are HR practices and the companies’ job sites. Check out the HR sites “Jobs @ corporate” of some of the companies and you will see what I mean. The sites look awful, are hard to navigate, ask you to enter a lot of information and responses take weeks rather than hours. A lot of them need you to sign up for them and keep a CV on file. None of them allow you to link to an online resumé – they ask flat out for a Word Document on first contact. Seeing that Web developers take a lot of pride in their online portfolios and keep their LinkedIn profile up to date this just appears incredibly dated.Then there’s the standardization – every time I wrote a technical job description for a very-much-needed role it went down the rabbit hole of the corporate machine and came out as something incomprehensible full of boilerplate requirements.Why would a HTML5 developer need to have four years of UNIX experience? What do I care if the applicant has a masters degree or not? Try and read some job descriptions right now and you will see what I mean. A lot of cruft and nothing about the real job at hand.Even worse, job descriptions have incredible inaccuracies. The other day I got an offer to become the “HTML6” expert for a “very important company” from a random headhunter. Good luck finding that one.The best HR people I worked with trusted experts in the company to write job descriptions and were very responsive to the needs and questions of the applicants. HR should be always on the lookout for people in the company who spend their time and effort communicating with others on the web and then reward them by trusting their judgment.Instead of using infrastructure of the 1990s with wording from the 1970s, companies should let their employees be their spokespeople and hire through word of mouth. HR should be there to help with the paperwork and be quick in responding and organizing the interview process.International Companies Acting Like Local ShopsRight now I see a lot of people from Europe moving to the U.S. to keep their jobs as companies cut down outside the Valley whilst complaining about the lack of talent in it. Go figure.The only reasons I can fathom is that companies still don’t know how to deal with remote workers or fear the work legislation and worker’s rights in Europe and other parts of the world. It might even be that they fear the paperwork that comes with it. It strikes me odd that these companies build systems that allow families to stay connected although they are in different countries and localize their products to different markets but fail to do the same for their own systems and practices.Rockstars should be made, not found. Instead of hiring someone from the outside and making everyone else depressed that they aren’t as good, foster, support and most of all listen to your people and find the next shining star.Remote teams are a great thing if you do it right: a team in India, a team in the U.K. and a team in the U.S. communicating and working together in a sensible way means you can build your products 24/7. The time difference can mean tasks handed over can get finished by your colleagues while you sleep. QA can look at stuff built just hours before and give feedback by the time the engineers return to work.If there is no talent to be found in the valley, why not hire in Europe, Asia or India? Foster a culture of embracing this idea and don’t treat non-Valley employees as second class citizens and you will not have any trouble hiring at all.This also leads to another issue I see with Valley companies – they tend to hire boutique employees and rockstar teams.Rockstars Need RoadiesOne other big mistake is that companies are always on the lookout for the next rockstar developer.There is a myth that there are developers of awesome who do everything right and are amazingly quick in turning around a new product whilst having lots of very creative and visionary ideas. Don’t believe the hype.Of course some developers are very gifted, but they also tend to leave quite a mess behind. Much like real rockstars you need roadies who do the dirty work – turn the awesome ground-breaking ideas into working products that scale and fit nicely into a framework for example. By exclusively supporting the rockstars and by focusing on hiring more and more superstars you will end up with roadies and a stage crew that do a bad job connecting the cables and making the PA work. Then the songs of your rockstar can’t be heard.Rockstars should be made, not found. Instead of hiring someone from the outside and making everyone else depressed that they aren’t as good, foster, support and most of all listen to your people and find the next shining star. Then you have someone who already knows the environment he or she has to shine in instead of someone who comes, shines, fizzes out and leaves scorched ground behind.What Are You Buying Startups For?Companies keep buying startups with cool products, good ideas and talent. Most of the time the reason seems to be to buy them before the competition does. Buying and integrating a startup into a larger corporation is quite a task – after all these people started their own thing instead of joining a company in the first place. Most of the time buying a startup has bad consequences for the parent company.First of all the cases where the integration of the new small agile and innovative company into a large corporate worked are few and far between. Most of the time the company gets bought, the original employees get annoyed that they have to change their ways, the CEO cashes in and once the required period of staying is over moves on to new and better things or to start the next company. The amount of blog posts by disgruntled engineers of startups ranting about the period of merging is legion. You bought a working thing, maybe it is a good idea to leave it as it is and get its data and access to its users instead of trying to change it.Secondly, buying a startup for a lot of money gives a message to the engineers in-house that they are missing out. It feels wrong that the company buys technical companies and pays them a lot of money when what they do is not that hard (and engineers always consider things not hard). It gives engineers the feeling that they just didn’t get the chance to do something similar as they were busy ploughing through endless bug reports instead. It also makes them feel inadequate and that means that the startup engineers working with in-house ones on integration are already in for trouble.Instead of buying startups and trying to alter them to fit the rest of the company (which was exactly what the startup didn’t do, which is why it was a success in the first place) why not just partner with them? By all means buy them but don’t try to swallow them as it will cause you stomach ache and make people leave.Interviews are ApplicationsThey say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression – especially when it comes to job interviews. In a saturated market however where several companies try to hire you as an expert this works very much both ways. You apply for the job but the company also applies to you.How about giving an applicant a real-world problem to solve? How about showing them some live code and asking them why some of the things are done the way they are done? How about showing them erroneous code and ask them to debug it…?Judging by some of the interviews I went through before landing my current role, I am not surprised that companies are struggling to hire people. You have of course the odd press release where the CEO of a large corporation hired some kid on the spot after doing a cool demo, but let’s face reality: on the whole, job interview processes are tiring, annoying and to a large degree about going through the motions rather than really trying to find a good employee.You are aware that developers right now get a lot of offers. Why would you put a several day process in place with dozens of interviews starting by forcing the applicant to sign an NDA?I’ve declined a few job offers after the interview and the reasons were much the same that makes job listings ineffective: guest author 1center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Impersonal. Interviewers had no clue who I was or what the role was. Instead they were just sent in as they were “technical” and available. This meant that I got the same questions in several interviews (which also meant that interviewers had not conferred with the ones that questioned me beforehand) and I was asked the only set of questions the technical person knew – regardless of how irrelevant they were to the role at hand.Bad planning. Interviewers didn’t show up, couldn’t be found and once we were kicked out of a meeting room during my interview as someone else had booked it. If that happens during the interview, what impression does that give me of day-to-day life?Classic, out-of-the-book interview questions. You can guess that in five year’s time I will not have started my own cult or bred a new race of atomic supermen. My biggest weakness is most likely that “sometimes I work too hard” and not that I love cross-dressing and dancing to Polka in public fountains. The answer to “how many golf balls can fit into a school bus” is “as many as possible until it is full,” and the answer to “how much would you charge for cleaning all the windows in Toronto?” is “a million billion gazillion dollars” while using your pinky doing a Dr. Evil impression. Let’s move on, shall we?Generic CS questions. I was asked several times to write a solution for an algorithmic problem on paper or on a whiteboard. You know, math problems. The things you do to get a degree. I thought I was hired as an expert – why not ask me the things that make me an expert instead of asking me to repeat what I learnt in the past?Let’s think out of the box: How about giving an applicant a real-world problem to solve?How about showing them some live code and asking them why some of the things are done the way they are done?How about showing them erroneous code and ask them to debug it or tell you which parts are not optimal and how they would improve them?How about asking them to document some of their own code and explain to you why they did things the way they are?How about this as a rule: no interviewee coming through the door should be a stranger. Interviewers should have researched them and prepared a few questions and ask for explanations. That way you save time and money and you don’t make people feel belittled or give a wrong first impression of your company.And Finally, Why Not Give Geeks What They Want: Respect and a VoiceLarge corporations are seen as black holes. You see very outspoken and active developers who blog, participate on forums and mailing lists join a large company and vanish of the face of the earth a week later. I was once congratulated on my blog and my online work and then told in the same sentence that I would have to stop doing that when I joined the company. Wait, what?If you want to find and hire talent, show off the people they’ll be working alongside. Instead of silencing your employees give them an infrastructure to use to show off to the world what they are doing. Coach them not to disclose copyrighted technology or company secrets, but give them a voice (a simple blog system will do) and a playground (a virtual server with a domain like people.corporate.com/name) to show the world that in your company there are people who do awesome stuff and you won’t be employee #14321 but instead the same person you are now – only with a company that is OK with you telling the world about the cool stuff you do.Show off your staff and more will come.Photo by sundstrom 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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SEA Games: PH booters bow out

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters But just when the Filipinas thought that the match was over, Khin again fired two goals, her first in the 80th minute before capping off the victory with another strike in the 93rd minute to put the exclamation point in the dominant win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Montree Promsawat and Sittichok Kannoo scored the goals for the reigning gold medalists as the Thais rose to the top of Group B with their 10 points after three wins and a draw.The Philippines suffered its third straight defeat and remained in fourth place with three points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Kannoo doubled the lead in extra time as he sent the ball to the back of the net after Kevin Deeromram sent the ball inside the penalty box.The Malditas also suffered the same fate as Myanmar waylaid the Philippines, 6-0, in a virtual battle for the bronze medal at UM Arena Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinas is still in fourth place with their three points following a win and two losses, and will wrap up their schedule against Thailand, also on Thursday.Khin Moe Wai scored a hat-trick, firing her first goal in the fourth minute to ignite the shut out victory.Win Theingi Tun also did the same in the sixth minute, before Yee Yee Oo and Naw Arlo Wer Phaw quickly strung goals at the 18th and 19th minutes, respectively, as the Burmese booters quickly established the 4-0 lead within the first 20 minutes of the match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlready out of contention for the top two slots, the Filipino booters will close out their campaign on Thursday against Timor Leste.Promsawat opened the scoring for the Thais as he beat Filipino goalkeeper RJ Joyel to the ball and scoredon a diving header off a cross from Sasalak Haiprakhon inside the penalty box in the 28th minute. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Paras makes highlight reel out of Gilas’ rout of Myanmar Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Philippines’ goalkeeper Ray Jaosep Joyel (top R) attempts to make a save against Thailand during their men’s football match at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adek BERRYThe Philippines will go home empty handed as both of its men’s and women’s football squads bowed out in their respective campaigns in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday.Thailand showed the Philippines under-22 squad the door with a 2-0 victory at Selayang Municipal Council Stadium in Selangor.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Top officials of Goa Cricket Association arrested for fraud

first_imgPanaji, Jun 15 (PTI) Goa Cricket Association president Chetan Dessai, secretary Vinod Phadke and treasurer Akbar Mulla were today arrested by police for alleged misappropriation of over Rs three crore belonging to the organisation.Inspector Shivram Vaingankar of the Economic Offences Wing of Goa Police told PTI that all three were called for questioning this evening and were subsequently arrested.The EOW filed an FIR against the trio in connection with the allegedfraud of Rs 3.13 crore on June 3.GCAs life member Vilas Desai had filed a complaint accusing Dessai and the other two of forging signatures and opening bank accounts to siphon off the associations money.They opened accounts between October 23, 2006, and May 23, 2008, when GCA was headed by Dayanand Narvekar while Dessai was its secretary and Phadke its treasurer.”They prepared forged documents as well as a resolution of GCA and submitted it to the Development Credit Bank to open an account. They then encashed a cheque of Rs 2.87 crore given by BCCI to the GCA,” the complaint says.The accused also forged signatures and withdrew Rs 26 lakh from the Federal Bank on the pretext of making payment to a sports goods company called Hako Enterprise, it says.Following the complaint, police registered a case under sections 408, 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 463, 464, 468 (forgery), 471 (fraud), 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. PTI RPS KRK ZMNlast_img read more

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Manchester City’s David Silva doubtful for crucial Manchester derby

first_imgManchester City midfielder David Silva is doubtful for Sunday’s Premier League derby against Manchester United after picking up an injury, manager Pep Guardiola said.The 31-year-old Spain international, who scored the winning goal against West Ham United to maintain City’s eight-point lead at the top of the table, will miss Wednesday’s Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk and will need to prove his fitness ahead of the match at Old Trafford.”He was uncomfortable in the last minutes after the goal,” Guardiola told a news conference on Tuesday.??? @21lva ruled out for #fcsdvcity and is not a certainty for Sunday… https://t.co/UF1iPRK7qQ- Manchester City (@ManCity) December 5, 2017″Before the goal he felt something. Now hopefully he can play on Sunday, but it was too risky to play here (Shakhtar).”last_img read more

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Now it’s not about competing but completing games overseas: Ravi Shastri

first_imgIndia head coach Ravi Shastri has urged his team to learn how to close out matches after Virat Kohli’s side suffered another close defeat at Southampton.England took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series after a 60-run win over India in the 4th Test at Southampton.”You’ve got to get tough, mentally. We’ve run teams close overseas, but now its not about competing its about completing games,” said Shastri in the pre-match press conference in London.”The endeavour is to learn, to understand where you made the mistakes, take it head on and try and correct it. The fact of the matter is that you had a chance. The scoreline says 3-1 which means India have lost the series. What the scoreline doesn’t say is India could have been 3-1 or the scoreline could have been 2-2. And my team knows it.”Shastri, Bangar should be held accountable for India’s overseas results: GangulyShastri said despite the series defeat, the team will look to give its best in the final Test match at the Oval.”They would have hurt, and rightly so, after the last game. This is a team that will not throw in the towel. It will compete and not look to be on the first flight home, rest assured. And that’s exactly what well do,” said Shastri.The biggest problem for India in the series has been the poor form of its top order batsmen. Kohli has scored 544 run so far in the series but apart from him Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are the only batsmen to cross the 200-run mark in the series.advertisementSeries win over India as big as winning Ashes: England coach Trevor Bayliss”Well you need the top order to start and if you see, no team has got such starts. It’s been a challenge and it’s about overcoming those challenges, about believing in yourself and your ability and hoping for some luck on the way,” said Shastri.Quizzed on what Indian player could learn form the loss at Southampton, Shastri said: “Shot selection left a lot to be desired. We blew away a very good position straight away after tea on day two [at Southampton]. That’s an area you can tighten. Being more aware of what the team needs, being more aware of the match situation. That will be a big help. I think that was crucial.”Mohammad Azharuddin blames India’s top-order failure for series loss vs England”It’s about being aware of being in a good situation and then capitalising, not doing something silly to open the door for the opposition. I thought at 180/4 (in 1st innings) there was a definite chance of a 75-80 run lead and that would have been crucial.”Sunil Gavaskar raises questions on Virat Kohli’s captaincy in Test cricketShastri added that the most important thing for the current unit is continue believing in their abilities as they already have achieved things that many others have not in the past.”The endeavour of this team is to travel well and to compete and win. If you look at the last three years, we won nine matches overseas and three series. I can’t see any other Indian team in the last 15-20 years who have had that kind of run in such a short time. And you’ve had some great players in those series. It’s just [about] being tougher mentally. You’ve got to hurt, to lose such matches because that’s when you look within and come out with the right kind of answer. To combat such situations again and get past the finishing line. One day you will, as long as you believe.”last_img read more

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Harry Maguire signs new five-year contract with Leicester City

first_imgEngland defender Harry Maguire has signed a new five-year contract with Leicester City which will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2023, the Premier League club said on Sunday.The 25-year-old was linked with a move to Manchester United by the British media during the close-season transfer window after he helped England to reach the World Cup semi-finals in Russia for the first time since 1990.”Ever since I came to this club, I’ve always reiterated how good they’ve been to me,” Maguire told the club website.”They gave me an opportunity to play in the Premier League and built a great platform for me to go and perform at the World Cup, so I thank them a lot. I owe them a lot and I’m looking forward to the future.”Delighted to have signed a new deal with @LCFC. Cant wait to see what the future brings. #LCFC https://t.co/UNa1PLKZbOHarry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) September 9, 2018Maguire played every minute of Leicester’s league campaign last season after signing from Hull City in June last year.He has also featured in all four of Leicester’s league games so far this season, scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory at Southampton two weeks ago.last_img read more

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