Things finally heated up in the Wray and Nephew Contender series on Wednesday night, as Guyana’s Revlon Lake secured a hard-fought majority decision over Anthony Woods, from the Bahamas, in their five-round, preliminary bout.It was all out action from the first minute, as both men threw caution to the wind and engaged each other in fast and furious action.After five bruising rounds, Jamaican judges Lindell Allen 49-46 and Peter Richards 48-47 voted for Lake, while American judge Eddie Cotton voted 48-47 for Woods. The large and enthusiastic crowd cheered wildly throughout the fight and most agreed with the decision.Two teams of eight boxers representing the Caribbean and the USA started the competition, on March 4, and the ultimate goal is to win the title Wray and Nephew Welterweight Contender 2016 and the first prize of $2-million.Lake went into the fight with eight wins 13 losses and two draws while Woods had nine, wins and 13 losses.Both men came in with aggression on their minds and it was action galore from the first bell, to the delight of the fans, who had been longing for such an approach since the start of the competition. Lake started throwing punches from all angles, some of which landed while others missed the mark. That did not deter him, however, as he kept in an attacking mode throughout.Woods decided to fight fire with fire, and it paid dividends as a hook to the head opened a small cut on the outside of Lake’s left eye. Blood flowed, but instead of being a hindrance, it spurred Lake into more furious action. Woods stayed cool, however, kept attacking, and won the round.Lake was even more aggressive in the second round, and one got the impression that because of the cut, he wanted to try to knock out his man. The elusive and equally aggressive Wood, did not flinch, and he responded with two-fisted counter punching. Lake won this round.Woods used his jabs and hooks effectively in the next round, and his attacking approach kept him in the fight, but Lake never flinched and seemed to have the edge once more. The next two rounds saw the pace remaining at fever pitch as both boxers gave it their all. At the end, both men seemed certain of victory but the judges gave the edge to Lake.He was thrilled to win this time after losing early when he first appeared in the Contender competition.”I am going for the big prize this year. I want it badly, and this is just the start. I am really excited and pleased with this victory,” he added.In the two amateur bouts that preceded the main bout, Shimon Gayle from Boys’ Town defeated Collel Hogg from Sugar Knockout gym on points, while his teammate, Orlando Dixon, also won on points from Samuel Grant from Sugar Knockout gym.
“A angel was born one week ago, one that came into this world still and unresponsive. After a mere touch from the palm of my fingers, she yawned and took her first breath of air.”September 1, 2015- the incredible story of a newborn, her mother and how the two are learning to come together has inspired the Daily Observer to highlight the narrative behind this family.The family has asked that their neither names nor location be published.Miracle, as she’s known, was born on September 1, 2015 under strenuous conditions; she is one to two months premature.Her 16-year-old mother Stevenia appeared to be six or seven months pregnant prior to giving birth to Miracle. According to witnesses, Stevenia was unaware that she was in labor that morning. Therefore, Miracle was delivered on a cold ground, alone.“This girl is brave oh,” her aunty Beatrice stated. “When we asked her who the man is that got her pregnant, she can’t talk. Even to tell us that she was in pain, she didn’t tell us. I walked in and saw her straining and helped her remove her pants. I was shocked to see a baby inside them,” A neighbor says that they overheard Beatrice crying for help the morning of Miracle’s birth and decided to assist the bleeding mother and child. According to the neighbor who has also asked to stay anonymous, the moment they entered into the bedroom of Miracle and her mother, they saw what appeared to be a still-born baby lying near her placenta and umbilical cord, lifeless.Two to three feet away from Miracle sat Stevenia, who seemed unacquainted with what had just happened to her body and to the lifeless form in front of her.“I heard that the mother was pregnant but she denied it until her stomach started getting big last month. We were all in doubt until now. When I walked into the room and saw Stevenia sitting up, I asked her what had happened because blood was all around her and her bottom half was naked. In front of her was a baby that came too soon and the mother was terrified of looking at it,” our reporter stated.According to the neighbor, a man no one has yet to identify is said to have sexually molested Stevenia prior to her giving birth. In as much, Stevenia is partially disabled and an orphan, challenges that have caused her to behave reclusively.Since the age of three, Stevenia has been living with her late father’s relatives who have all tried to assist the limping teen. They have been showing support.Meanwhile, at birth, Miracle showed no vital signs, until the neighbor made contact.“After a mere touch from the palm of my fingers, she yawned and took her first breath of air. I tapped her buttocks a couple of times and decided to straighten her umbilical cord that had tangled in her mother’s pants during labor. I noticed that it had a pulse and immediately as I straightened it, Miracle started responding,” she added.At the moment, Stevenia has been trying – learning – to do the motherly things such as breastfeeding, a routine that her aunt Beatrice has to assist in. Most often, Stevenia stays clear of her baby, when asked why, she smiles and shrugs her shoulders.“Presently we keep Miracle in the room wrapped up and heated. We don’t allow anyone to touch her, nor do we bring her outside. The baby doesn’t have anything, she’s everybody’s child since she doesn’t have a father. Thanks to the neighbor who also named the child, Miracle is still living so far,” Beatrice mentioned.In the meantime, it has been a tough week for mother and child. Due to the lack of funds and resources, Miracle has yet to be registered or taken to a hospital for a check up. Stevenia is also in need of medical attention.‘Car pay to carry both mother and child is not available. Secondly, the child is too fragile to move now, so if we had someone to come here and help us look at Miracle, that would be the best thing for us,” stated Beatrice.The family is appealing for immediate help to help keep Miracle alive. They are also in search for food, which they claim the mother’s breast milk may not be suitable for the premature one.Anyone wanting to help or reach out to this family is asked to call the following numbers: 0775886852 or 0777472772. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Cummings: “I’m entering Liberian politics with clean hands, without political scores to settle, free from any corruption charges or allegations…”-I’m entering Liberian politics with clean hands, without political scores to settle, free from any corruption charges or allegationsAlternative National Congress (ANC) standard bearer Alexander Cummings has clarified reports that he has been out of the country for most of his adult life and noted that despite his travels abroad and working for international companies, “I’ve always returned to Liberia, where I managed a series of philanthropic efforts.”In a FORBES Magazine interview, asking if Cummings can save Liberia, Mr. Cummings said he had always planned on living full time in Liberia after his retirement from Coca-Cola and his decision to run for president came a few years ago when he was discussing with his family and friends the best way he could contribute to Liberia.“We discussed the challenges facing Liberia, primarily the high level of youth unemployment and underemployment, which I have said is a national security risk. However, with proper investments in things like vocational and technical training, the youth can be transformed into a national asset,” he said.“Liberia has come a long way in the last 12 years. It has been safe and peaceful over that period of time. Indeed, Liberia has never been as free as it has been over the last decade. On the economic front, however, Liberia still faces many challenges that will only get worse if we continue down the same path.”He said the upcoming elections are vital and will be the first peaceful transition of power from one democratically elected government to another in nearly 75 years. “It is an opportunity for Liberia to cement its democratic progress. We hope a transition from the Unity Party to the Alternative National Congress will also establish Liberia’s ability to transition from one party to another, peacefully, as we’ve seen in Ghana, Nigeria and elsewhere.”Cummings said what sets him apart from the other 19 candidates is that “They are all legacy politicians, current and former senators, and government officials. The Vice President has been in his office for 12 years and was in government for many years before that, with few (if any) accomplishments to which he can point. Senator Weah has been in office since 2014 and hasn’t proposed or sponsored any legislation.“As a presidential candidate in 2005 and vice-presidential candidate in 2011, Mr. Weah hasn’t so much as set up a football academy in Liberia. The other candidates have all been involved in Liberian politics for many years and have had an opportunity to change Liberia. Unfortunately, they have failed. I’m entering Liberian politics with clean hands, without political scores to settle, free from any corruption charges or allegations, and having largely funded my campaign out-of-pocket, free from campaign debts and the patronage system. I have the business experience and know how to jumpstart the Liberian economy. I know how to create jobs and I have managed budgets many times the size of Liberia’s national budget. My sole purpose in running is to bring my experience to transform Liberia.”He said the Alternative National Congress has a clear agenda for Liberia. “In relation to what the government of President Sirleaf has done, we can do more to jumpstart and grow the economy, to create jobs for our young people, combat corruption, cut down on government waste and address the dire infrastructure deficit in the areas of roads, water, and power and internet connectivity.“The Sirleaf administration has done a great deal for Liberia in keeping the peace for the past 12 years, establishing strong democratic institutions, freedom of speech, etc. We will reduce the salaries and allowances of senior government officials, use those savings to increase the pay of our civil servants, strengthen the capacity and independence of our anti-corruption institutions, privatize infrastructure development, simplify the tax code and expand the tax base, with the goal of increasing the government budget from around US$600M today to around US$2B at the end of my first term.”Cummings said the Liberian economy has faced significant challenges in recent years, including the Ebola outbreak and the drop in commodity prices, but if elected, his administration will immediately tackle waste and corruption in government and redeploy those resources into more productive areas.“We need to approach job creation from a short term and long term perspective. The needs are immediate, so right away we begin putting young Liberians to work in their communities by providing credit to small businesses where private capital isn’t available, and making strategic investments in agriculture and infrastructure to unlock the full potential of the Liberian agriculture sector, which is our largest employer. We can also begin making investments in teacher training, vocational and adult education that will pay dividends in the long term and empower our unemployed, underemployed or unemployable citizens to take advantage of (or create their own) economic opportunities down the road.”Cummings said some of the wages and allowances for senior government officials and legislators have gotten completely out of control and the allowances for ministers vary by position, but some ministers get US$15,000 a month in salary and allowances. “My administration would cut that salary and allowance in half, and double the pay of a teacher making it US$100 a month. We need to reduce our spending at the top and increase the salaries of teachers, nurses, police officers, and other civil servants. Also, all 69 ANC legislative aspirants have signed a pledge to reduce their salary and wages by 50 percent, as that decision would obviously require legislative action.”He said his administration will reduce the size of “our bureaucracy and automate some of our government systems, including payroll, so we can operate more efficiently and transparently. We need to strengthen the capacity and independence of our integrity institutions, including the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), the General Auditing Commission (GAC), Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), and the Internal Auditing Agency (IAA). President Sirleaf has also proposed to establish a special court to fast track corruption cases, which is an idea I support.”Forbes is an American business magazine headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says there will be no breakaway Super League of the major European clubs © AFP / Valery HACHELONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 20 – There will be no breakaway European Super League, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the influential European Club Association has told the BBC.Instead their joint plans for the future of European football from 2024 onwards will see a revised football schedule which will possibly involve less domestic football and more European competition. German news magazine Der Spiegel claimed to have documents which showed Europe’s biggest clubs planning for a Super League from 2021.“The Super League will not happen. It is in a way a fiction now or a dream,” Ceferin told the BBC.Agnelli, whose body represents over 200 leading teams, said the clubs and UEFA are “united” in their views on how the game should progress over the coming years.“I can confirm we have never seen, never discussed, never been involved in the creation of this document (about a Super League),” said Agnelli, who is also chairman of Juventus one of the clubs reportedly due to be a founding member of the Super League.“We are fully engaged with Uefa in shaping the game going forward.”Ceferin — who is due to be re-elected to his post unopposed next February — and Agnelli says discussions are taking place about how to change the format of European club football’s premier competition, the Champions League.This is being done in order to obtain a more financially attractive broadcasting deal.“We have some ideas,” said Ceferin. “All I can say is that any Super League is out of the question.“Participation stays. And everybody will have an opportunity to compete in every European competition,” added the 51-year-old Slovenian lawyer.Ceferin said a planned third European competition with 32 teams will be appreciated by European clubs.It is not the first time there have been three European club competitions as prior to it being reduced to the Champions League and Europa League — formerly the UEFA Cup — there was the Cup Winners Cup.The new competition is due to be voted in at a UEFA meeting in Dublin in early December.“It will be our duty to safeguard the great heritages of European football but on the other side I think we are very well aware that we have to safeguard markets, we have to think about upcoming markets,” said Ceferin.“Fans can rest assured that if we put our hands to making a new product it’s because we want to make sure that fans across Europe engage.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The team used a cameraman to record opponents’ signals – a violation of NFL rules, to be sure, but differing only in degree from what all teams do all the time. Sending scouts to spy on opposing franchises, monitor hand signals, decode audibles – this is all part of the modern game. Still, cheating is cheating, and Patriot Nation is duly disgraced and disgusted. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick – a disagreeable genius who puts winning above all else – has always been a master at finding new ways to get an advantage over other teams. At last, his constant pushing of the envelope seems to have caught up with him. Say it ain’t so, Bill. How can we keep on rooting for you? Well, it’s not as though I pulled for the Patriots because I thought they were the most virtuous team in the world. Heck, it was abundantly clear they weren’t when they ruthlessly cut fan favorites to save money, drafted a guy who once stomped on an opponent’s head, traded for the NFL’s biggest prima donna, and got busted when one of their best defensive players was caught using a banned substance. No, I rooted for the Patriots because they were my hometown team; because I grew up rooting for them; because, despite living 3,000 miles away, cheering for the red, silver and blue helped me feel connected to a region I’ll always love. I first took interest in football back in 1985, when my hometown team, the New England Patriots, had a Cinderella season that landed them, against all odds, in the Super Bowl. All of Massachusetts went gaga watching that team’s rise to glory, and it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement. From that time on, I was a loyal Pats fan. For most of these 22 years, maintaining that loyalty hasn’t been easy. With the exception of tremendous success over the past few years, the Pats have traditionally been an NFL doormat. Early on, I learned that being one of their fans meant accepting humiliation. But I never expected humiliation like this. Over the past week, the team has been busted – and severely punished – for cheating. Patriots fans everywhere now find themselves humiliated once again. This is why, as a fan, it’s hard to be objective about such matters. Our emotional investment tends to preclude rational thought. I find that I must consciously resist the urge to downplay the charges against the team. Yet if it were, oh, the hated Indianapolis Colts that committed this infraction, I’d probably be calling for heads. Fans are like that. We really do think every referee’s call against our team is a miscarriage of justice. And a ball that lands outside the lines really does look like it’s in play when your team’s victory depends on it. So, I can admit my biases. Still, damning though the litany of the Patriots’ abuses – dating well before the videotape scandal – may sound, it’s hardly aberrational for today’s NFL. Which points to the bigger problem: Pro football itself. I love the action and the lore, but there’s much about the game not to love: Celebrity egos. Crippling injuries that result in decades of arthritis or worse. Severe head traumas and concussions that can lead some players, like ex-Patriot Ted Johnson, to get early Alzheimer’s. A win-at-all-costs mentality that turns coaches into workaholic, absentee husbands/dads. A billion-dollar industry that’s fueled by and fuels the worst kinds of consumerism and greed. Sleazy halftime shows and sleazier commercials on TV between plays. The games are great, but at what cost? More and more, I feel like the NFL – and the Patriots – are a guilty pleasure. I enjoy watching the games, but I increasingly wonder if I should. I delight in sharing the sport with my young children, and yet I find myself wondering if it’s really a healthy influence. Sports can teach a lot about some important virtues – discipline, sacrifice, sportsmanship, teamwork – but in pro sports today, the NFL in particular, those virtues seem to be increasingly clouded in vice. Still, my loyalty, though tested, endures, at least for the time being. I’ll watch the Patriots’ much-anticipated matchup against the San Diego Chargers tonight, and I’ll root for the red, silver and blue. Old habits and affections die hard. Besides, misery loves company, and now I can connect with millions of fellow Pats fans back East in our shared sense of shame. Plus, in the big scheme of life, it’s only a game, right? And did you see how good this year’s team looks? Chris Weinkopf is the Daily News’ editorial-page editor. He blogs at www.insidesocal.com/friendlyfire, and can be reached at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Leicester City star Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Manchester United Is this the weekend Leicester City win the Premier League title?The Foxes need just three points to confirm challengers Tottenham Hotspur can’t usurp them, and they could do it in spectacular style by beating 20-time top-flight champions Manchester United.It could be a historic weekend and you can hear all the action on talkSPORT.If you need a football fix straight to your ears, you can hear Arsenal v Norwich, Swansea v Liverpool and Man United v Leicester ALL live across the Bank Holiday weekend.So, ahead of a blockbuster three days that is sure to be action-packed, we’ve created a quiz for you to test your knowledge.Give it a go below…About | Privacy | Terms
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The WordPress.com network went down last week. In the wake of the outage, we started looking at what infrastructure WordPress.com uses to serve its 10 million blogs.WordPress.com is run from data centers in Chicago and San Antonio. Layered Technologies (LayeredTech) manages most of the WordPress.com infrastructure. According to LayeredTech materials, in 2005 WordPress.com had five servers. Today, LayeredTech manages about 1,000 servers for WordPress.com.WordPress.com founder Matt Mullenweg said in a blog post that a routing issue in the data center caused the outage.The cloud gets blamed for almost any online outage these days. It used to be that we’d just say the service went down and there was a failure at the host or the data center. Sure enough, the WordPress.com outage is not a cloud disaster. Instead, it’s what happens when failover does not work in a data center. According to Mullenweg, that’s what happened at WordPress.com: Related Posts Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… “There was a latent misconfiguration, specifically a cable plugged someplace it shouldn’t have been, from a few months ago. Something called the spanning tree protocol kicked in and started trying to route all of our private network traffic to a public network over a link that was much too small and slow to handle even 10% of our traffic which caused high packet loss. This ‘sort of working’ state was much worse than if it had just gone down and confused our systems team and our failsafe systems. It is not clear yet why the misconfiguration bit us yesterday and not earlier.” We took a long look at the issue and still it bugged us that it is so vague about the differences between a data center network and a cloud computing environment. Well, Mullenweg is clear. We asked if WordPress.com is hosted through a traditional data center or if it is on a grid, which would qualify it in some respects as a cloud computing environment. He took our question and shot it right back. And in many ways, we think he is right:“That’s a silly question, like asking whether Facebook is a cloud computing environment,” Mullenweg said. Most ‘clouds’ besides Amazon’s are just marketing BS. WordPress.com is a collection of many physical servers across multiple datacenters to create a scalable, resilient environment for our customers. You could call it a grid, or cloud, we just call it service.”Cloud computing is over-hyped. No doubt. It’s interesting to hear this from someone like Mullenweg, who knows first hand the challenges of scaling. Who cares if it is cloud or not. It’s just cheaper to do it yourself at some point. Here’s how Mullenweg answered the rest of the questions we posed:RWW: WordPress.com uses traditional hosting. Why not use the cloud or does part of your service rely on a public cloud service?MM: We use cloud services where appropriate but always have a fall-back to local services. The best we’ve used is Amazon S3.RWW: I saw you present at Microsoft PDC about Windows Azure. Are you using Windows Azure? How?MM: We aren’t.RWW: Are you planning to move more of your service to a public cloud environment? Why? Why not?MM: No, in fact we’re going the other direction so we can have more control and lower our costs.RWW: But if it is a cloud, how could one router take it down? I saw your explanation but a clarification would be most helpful.MM: We have dozens of hardware and networking issues each week, and our system adapts and works around them so they’re invisible to users. This particular failure broke all of that. For an explanation of why, please check out my blog post on en.blog.wordpress.com.So, really what is the difference? There may be very little difference at all. The only distinction being that cloud computing remains difficult to define and sometimes is just marketing speak. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Ready to master Final Cut Pro X? Dive into this exhaustive tutorial series by Vimeo Video School that covers everything you need to know about FCPX.Final Cut Pro 7 released in 2009 to wide acclaim and support from the editing community. Apple stopped support for the NLE only one year later and released Final Cut Pro X a year after that. With the release of FCPX, editors and professionals all over the world panned the software. Many felt it was too limiting and too “dumbed” down. Now, four years and 12 updates later, FCPX has become a fully legit NLE that’s used to edit big budget motion pictures like the recently released Focus, starring Will Smith.For a broader view of the differences between Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX and a look at why editors should consider FCPX, check out this article from Larry Jordan.With all of his firmly in mind, Vimeo Video School developed an in-depth series of tutorials for FCPX from starting a new project to exporting that project for distribution. Let’s get started and learn how to master FCPX.1. Final Cut Pro X IntroductionIn this first tutorial, we get a formal introduction to FCPX and the question is posed to us, “Ready to conquer the complex world of film editing?” Yes. Yes, we are. Let’s get going. 16. Working with StillsDo you have still photos that you need to add to your project? Well, in this episode we learn how to crop, trim and add the always popular Ken Burns effect to our images. 8. Working with MarkersWe’ve browsed our media and we’ve dropped footage into the timeline. Now let’s drop some markers. Markers can be used to add notes, reminders, and chapter separations in order to further streamline the process. 4. Analyzing Your MediaSo, we’ve imported our footage and we’re ready to start editing. However, let’s take a minute to analyze the footage and add meta data and keywords to our clips to help streamline the editing process. 5. Managing Your MediaWe have our footage imported and now it has meta data and keywords attached. Now we need to organize all of this by compiling clips into libraries, events, and projects. This will help create Smart Collections, thus making it easier to add and search for footage later on. 14. Utilizing Visual EffectsYour transitions are added and you’re ready to add the final finishing touches to your project. Here we’ll learn how to jump back and forth between the effects browser and inspector to adjust color presets and how to use the keyer effect. 6. Understanding Playback and SkimmingAll of our meta data and keywords are added and our Smart Collections are definitely making things easier. Now were ready to review some of that footage. So, in this episode we’ll learn about playback and skimming. Want more content covering Final Cut Pro X? Check out these articles from PremiumBeat.How to Integrate FCPX Into Logic Pro X10 Must-Have Final Cut Pro X PluginsThe New Final Cut Pro X Update Brings 3D Text and MoreAre you a new Final Cut Pro X user? Did these tutorials help you learn the software? Let us know in the comments below. 2. Learning the InterfaceNext up, we get a lay of the land and learn everything we need to know about the interface. From the available tools to the streamline functionality, Vimeo gets us ready to tackle any job. 15. Adding TextWe’re getting ever closer to exporting our project, but now we need to know how to add text or a title for the project. In this episode we learn everything we need to know about creating titles, captions, and credits inside FCPX. 13. Using TransitionsWe have all of our footage, audio, music, and sound fx in our timeline. However, all of our cuts are harsh. Let’s learn how to browse through transition options and make moving from one clip to another smooth and easier to watch. 12. Adding Music and SoundYour project is coming together and we have a nice timeline going, but it’s missing something: music and sound. In this episode we learn how to add music, sound effects, record voiceover, and import projects from GarageBand and Logic Pro X. 3. Importing MediaNow that we have a basic introduction and we know the ins and outs of the interface, we’re ready to get started. In this episode, we learn how to properly and easily import our footage for editing. 9. Editing AudioSo you have your footage inserted into your timeline and you’ve begun your edit. However, we can’t forget about audio. So, in this episode we learn how to mute, solo, fade, and adjust the levels of our audio. 10. Editing Video in the InspectorOur clips are in the timeline and our audio levels are good to go, so let’s look at the abilities of the inspector. In the inspector we can adjust effects, add keyframes, rotate or crop our clips, as well as adjust the size and color correct. 7. Starting Your EditNow that you know how to review, playback, and skim through your footage, let’s start dropping it into the timeline. In this episode we’ll learn the process of starting our edit and how to use the timeline effectively. 17. Exporting and Uploading to VimeoWe have finalized our edit and it’s ready to be distributed to the masses. In this final episode we learn how to export our project easily and get it uploaded to Vimeo within a matter of minutes. 11. Editing Audio in the InspectorNow that we know how to edit and adjust our clips in the inspector, let’s look at doing the same for our audio. In this episode we learn that you can do just that. Auto-enhance your audio, apply presets, and make manual adjustments.
An Indian pharmaceutical expert, who was among hundreds fighting against being denied the right to live and work in Britain over a controversial national security clause, on Sunday celebrated the end of her “trauma” but said she was “furious” it had taken so long for the UK Home Office to admit its error.Read it at New Indian Express Related Items
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding negotiations with legendary West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards to appoint him as mentor of the national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup and ICC World T20 in Bangladesh and India.A highly placed source in the Board confirmed to PTI that talks were being held with Richards as the PCB was keen to have him on board as mentor for the two premier T20 events. (Also read: Viv Richards wants to coach Pakistan) “Yes the board is very impressed with the way Richards has worked as mentor with the Quetta Gladiators team in the Pakistan Super League and also want him to mentor the Pakistan squad in the Asia Cup and World T20,” the source said.He said one obstacle in the appointment of Richards as mentor was that he had some media commitments in the ICC World T20. (Pakistan likely to change squad for ICC World Twenty20)”They are trying to find a solution because the Board is keen Richards should mentor the Pakistan team but he has not agreed to anything as yet,” the source said.Richards himself this week expressed interest in any assignment with Pakistan cricket. (Saeed Ajmal threatens to retire if new action found ineffective)Former Zimbabwean batsman Grant Flower has been Pakistan’s batting coach since 2014.The source also confirmed that the PCB was in talks with former Pakistan Test allrounder Azhar Mahmood to appoint him as bowling coach for the two events and probably give him a long-term assignment.advertisement”They are looking at Azhar for these two events since he is an active T20 player in all leagues and has impressed everyone in the PSL with the Islamabad team,” the source said.He said if Azhar comes in for long-term he will replace Mushtaq Ahmed as bowling coach who will probably be sent back to the National Cricket Academy.