Zimbabwe notch first Test win since 2013

first_imgSYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) : Zimbabwe registered their first Test victory since 2013, thrashing Bangladesh by 151 runs in the opening Test yesterday with a day to spare. Since their victory against Pakistan at Harare five years ago, Zimbabwe had lost 11 matches and drawn one. Bangladesh, 26 without loss overnight and needing 321 to win, were all out for 169 in their second innings before tea on day four. “This will definitely revive Zimbabwean cricket,” Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput said. “We have started believing that we can’t only win at home, we can win abroad as well. This is the first step and we need to kick on from here.” The Zimbabwe spinners lived up to Rajput’s prediction they would be decisive on a fourth-day pitch to derail Bangladesh’s chase. Offspinner Sikandar Raza wreaked havoc on Bangladesh’s top order with 3-41, and the mopping up was achieved by the debutants, legspinner Brandon Mavuta (4-21) and left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza (2-33). Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes was the top scorer with 43, and debutant Ariful Haque added 38 before being the last batsman out. Bangladesh, who scored 143 in the first innings, fell for less than 200 for an eighth straight innings. Final scores: Zimbabwe 282 & 181; Bangladesh 143 & 169. Zimbabwe won by 151 runs.last_img read more

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Edwards pinpoints attacking improvement

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC’s head coach, Omar Edwards, said he has been working assiduously to improve his team’s offensive unit ahead of the restart of the Red Stripe Premier League on January 6. Tivoli, who are currently sixth in the standings with 25 points, have scored 19 goals while conceding 17 in the competition. Colorado Murray is Tivoli’s leading scorer so far this season with seven goals. Edwards said his team has been creating many scoring chances in front of goal, but poor finishing and lack of concentration have been their downfall. “The aim is to improve the offensive thrust of the team,” Edwards said. “Attacking wise, we are not scoring as many goals as we have created and as a result of that, we have to do some significant work in the final third of the pitch to ensure that we can move up the table,” he said. CAN IMPROVE “One of the coaching staff’s major objectives is to improve the team tactically, and once we can improve the team tactically, then I believe that everything will fall into place,” Edwards said. Edwards added that his team will be boosted significantly when competition begins this weekend, as a number of their starting players will be returning from injury, as well as a couple of youth players will be coming in from the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup tournament. “We will have to move steadily up the table in the new year,” he said. “We are not in a safe position and as a result of this, the team is aware of this. We will be working relentlessly to get as many points as possible in the new year so that we can improve our overall points standings.”last_img read more

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Wanyama’s Saints set to lose Pochettino

first_imgSpurs have looked at other targets, most notably the Holland head coach Louis van Gaal prior to his appointment at Manchester United, as well as the current Ajax boss Frank de Boer.But it appears they have been most impressed with former Espanyol head coach Pochettino, and business is now underway to confirm him as Levy’s 10th manager since taking control at White Hart Lane in 2001.Pochettino, installed as Southampton boss in January 2013, has been hailed for having masterminded their rise from the bottom six of the Premier League to candidates for European qualification this season.He has also been heralded with significantly aiding the development of England internationals Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez, as well as successfully integrating Saints’ academy players Calum Chambers and Sam Gallagher into the first team.Tottenham’s aim is for their next manager to get the best from a squad that had over £100millon worth of investment last summer and also see a number of encouraging youth players graduate into the first team.Pochettino, who has one year left on his contract at St Mary’s, described the conclusion of his side’s season as “the end of a project” but Southampton have been determined themselves to get their manager to sign a new deal.Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse recently stated it would be a “major blow” to lose Pochettino.“All the players love him,” he said. “He has helped me technically and physically and is a fantastic manager.”Striker Rodriguez also said recently: “He is unbelievable. I love playing under him.”-By Football365.com0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, May 27-Tottenham are in advanced talks to make Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino their new manager and could appoint him within 48 hours, according to Sky Sports News’ Jim White.The 42-year-old Argentinian has emerged as chairman Daniel Levy’s principal target and is considered to have been his preferred choice since Tim Sherwood was sacked after the final game of the season on May 13.last_img read more

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B.C. government expects natural gas price recovery

first_imgThe money it annually collects as royalties from natural gas producers has fallen a long way in recent years, from more than two and half billion dollars in 2008, to less than 232 million last year. The Sun story mainly attributes that to the long term decline in gas prices, on North American trading markets, following widespread adoption of more sophisticated extraction technology. It also notes the exceptionally mild winter across much of North America this year, has dampened demand even further, pushing prices down to their lowest level in a decade.However, it adds that’s expected to change, with projected gas royalty revenues of 398 million dollars in fiscal 2012/13 and 846 million in 2014/15. It quotes Finance Minister Kevin Falcon as saying  the government’s price projections are averaged out from expert forecasters in the sector.The second monthly sale this calendar year is set for today, and comes on the heels of one last month, which generated  32.2 million dollars in bonus bids. That was more than four times the January sales total last year and it will take less than 10 million today, for a repeat performance, following a dismal 2011 February sale of only 2.1 million. – Advertisement -To read the full article, click here.last_img read more

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Severe thunderstorm watches issued for Peace River and Fort Nelson regions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for both the B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson regions today.Environment Canada says that conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon over the Peace and the southern sections of the Fort Nelson region. These thunderstorms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, damaging hail and heavy rain.Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.- Advertisement -Environment Canada previously issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Peace Region this morning at approximately 3:00, after a large thunderstorm was tracked by meteorologists.last_img read more

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‘David Beckham would be proud of that!’ – Fans react to Eriksen’s superb free-kick

first_imgChristian Eriksen scored a superb 25-yard free-kick in Tottenham’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Sheffield United. It was that good, Twitter had a mini meltdown.The Dane has now netted nine times for Spurs this season and no other goal would have been better than his set piece tonight, rifling his shot in off the far post.It seemed to give Spurs a comfortable lead, though the League One side mustered a late fight-back before a second goal from Eriksen sealed a 3-2 aggregate win.His first strike led to some calling the midfielder the greatest free-kick taker in the Premier League, and few could argue following another top class strike.Check out how Tottenham, as well as neutral, fans reacted below!;last_img

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More writers strike talks planned

first_imgThe second of three planned negotiating sessions to try to end the Writers Guild of America strike is planned for today, a day after the two sides met in their first talks since the strike began Nov. 5. The guild and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a news blackout on the talks. “Nothing substantive happened today,” one person who was briefed on the meeting but asked not to be identified said. Yesterday’s talks, held at an undisclosed location, lasted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe dispute between the writers and producers centers over pay for work that is distributed via the Internet, video iPods, cellphones and other new media. The strike has forced late-night talk shows into reruns, halted production on most scripted television series and could bring about an increase in unscripted and competition series and news magazines in primetime. The Service Employees International Union will begin a monthlong billboard campaign on behalf of the striking writers today. “Working people from all over are coming together to stand with the writers because working people believe work should be rewarded,” said SEIU President Andy Stern, whose union represents janitors, nurses, security guards and home care workers. “It’s time for the media moguls to get on the same page.” Los Angeles’ economy will lose $21.3 million a day in direct production spending if the writers strike extends into next month, Steve MacDonald, president of FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits and promotes the industry. “If the strike continues it’s going to have a huge impact on the local economy and middle-class jobs,” MacDonald said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Fastest footballers in the Premier League revealed – surprised?

first_img 6. Tottenham’s Kyle Walker had a recorded top speed of 35.09 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 Joint 21st. Arsenal’s Theo Walcott had a recorded top speed of 34.68 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season – click the arrow above to find out who the fastest footballers were! Joint 1st. Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy had a recorded top speed of 35.44 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 7. Sunderland’s Billy Jones had a recorded top speed of 35.07 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season Joint 21st. Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko had a recorded top speed of 34.68 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 Joint 4th. Liverpool’s Divock Origi had a recorded top speed of 35.15 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season Joint 19th. Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin had a recorded top speed of 34.74 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season Joint 4th. Newcastle’s Paul Dummett had a recorded top speed of 35.15 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 8. Man City’s Jesus Navas had a recorded top speed of 35.06 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 3. Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp had a recorded top speed of 35.26 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 11. Bournemouth’s Joshua King had a recorded top speed of 34.99 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 Joint 12th. Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf had a recorded top speed of 34.97 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 16. Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno had a recorded top speed of 34.88 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 Joint 9th. Leicester’s Marc Albrighton had a recorded top speed of 35 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season Joint 12th. Leicester’s Ritchie De Laet had a recorded top speed of 34.97 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season Joint 19th. Southampton’s Cedric Soares had a recorded top speed of 34.74 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 15. West Ham’s Carl Jenkinson had a recorded top speed of 34.89 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 22 18. Leicester’s Wes Morgan had a recorded top speed of 34.76 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season The Premier League title was won by a Leicester City team that perfected the art of striking fast when they won the ball, emphasising the benefits of playing football at speed.But who were the fastest players in the Premier League during the 2015/16 season?ChyronHego, a company that provides player tracking information to Premier League clubs, believe they have the answer.Take a look at the countdown above to see which players make the top 20, based on top speed recorded during the 2015/16 season. 22 22 22 Joint 12th. Norwich City’s Cameron Jerome had a recorded top speed of 34.97 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 Joint 9th. West Ham’s Victor Moses had a recorded top speed of 35 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season 22 17. Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels had a recorded top speed of 34.86 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 season Joint 1st. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial had a recorded top speed of 35.44 kilometres per hour in the Premier League 2015/16 seasonlast_img read more

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SEAACA looking to Critter Run for program sponsorships

first_imgDOWNEY — A 100-mile motorcycle ride to raise funds for animals under the care of the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority is scheduled for Sunday. The event, called Critter Run III, was organized by the Mid-Cities HOG Chapter, based out of Downey, and L.A. Harley Davidson in South Gate. Proceeds from the event will benefit the animals and programs at SEAACA. “This fundraiser helps with humane education efforts and our outreach program as well as our special investigation program,” said Aaron Reyes, director of operations. Reyes said that investigating cases of animal cruelty can get very expensive, and doing outreach and education programs often entails costs that are outside the shelter’s budget. “We rely on things like this to get out our meessage of humane and responsible animal care.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 For the complete story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily Newslast_img read more

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Britney’s got a new baby boy

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! She did it again. Britney Spears gave birth to her second son early Tuesday at a Los Angeles hospital, according to several entertainment magazines. The baby boy was delivered around 2 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Us Weekly reported on its Web site Wednesday, citing an unnamed family source. The child was delivered by a scheduled Cesarean section procedure, People.com reported. The newborn’s name wasn’t immediately released. Spears’ New York-based publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, did not immediately return a call to the Associated Press seeking comments. It was the second child for Spears, 24, and her husband Kevin Federline, 28. The newborn’s arrival came just days before their son Sean Preston’s first birthday on Thursday. Federline also has a daughter and a son with actress Shar Jackson.last_img read more

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