Appeal by wife of Japanese journalist threatened with execution

first_img The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, an Islamic State hostage in Syria who is facing the possibility of imminent execution, has issued a public statement for the first time, appealing to the Jordanian and Japanese governments to try to obtain his release as soon as possible. News to go further January 29, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal by wife of Japanese journalist threatened with execution Help by sharing this information News February 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urges the Japanese and Jordanian authorities to take all possible measures to ensure that Islamic State does not carry out its ultimatum.Goto’s wife, Rinko Jogo, released her appeal today through the Rory Peck Trust, a London-based NGO that defends and helps freelance journalists. (See the entire message).“My husband and I have two very young daughters,” Jogo wrote. “Our baby girl was only three weeks old when Kenji left. I hope our oldest daughter, who is just two, will get to see her father again. I want them both to grow up knowing their father.“My husband is a good and honest man who went to Syria to show the plight of those who suffer. I believe that Kenji may have also been trying to find out about Haruna Yukawa’s situation. I was extremely saddened by the death of Haruna and my thoughts go out to his family. I know all too well what they are going through.”Jogo quotes the message she received yesterday from Islamic State. “You must publicize and expose this message to the world media now! Otherwise Kenji will be next,” IS wrote to her, presenting a new ultimatum to the Jordanian and Japanese governments, which are working together on the issue.Jogo added: “I fear that this is the last chance for my husband and we now have only a few hours left to secure his release and the life of Lt. Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh. I beg the Jordanian and Japanese governments to understand that the fates of both men are in their hands.”Reporters Without Borders appeals again to the two governments to do all they can to free Goto. Ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Syria is the world’s deadliest country for professional and citizen-journalists, who try to prevent it from turning into a news and information “black hole.” SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

How to design a great golfing experience

first_imgThe club has worked with Jonathan Barker from Golf Business International to improve the flow around the facility and give members and visitors a better experience.Previously, arriving golfers were channelled around the side of the clubhouse and onto the course.Now the main clubhouse doors have been opened up to all traffic, including bags and trolleys, taking golfers into a courtyard at the centre of the clubhouse.There’s easy access to the pro shop and readily available ‘grab & go’ catering from a developing café-style area. This maximises the benefit of the clubhouse also being the halfway house.Everyone arriving is made aware of news, offers and events as they come through Reception and this has proved a great aid to communication.The club is about to launch a 9-hole FootGolf course on what was surplus land, used just once a year for overflow parking. Now it could provide additional income for the club.General Manager Gordon MacLeod commented: “Our engagement with Jonathan and Golf Business International has caused us to look at what we currently have from a perspective that slight tinkering could make a significant difference.”The club is also working with Jonathan on longer-term proposals.Image shows an illustration from the guide. 17 May 2018 How to design a great golfing experience A new guide which shows how good design can make golf clubs more customer friendly has been produced by England Golf.The Customer Focused Facility Guidance aims to help clubs and golf centres to match the design, character and appearance of their course and clubhouse to the needs of their members and visitors.Abbie Lench, England Golf Head of Club Support commented: “This is so important. The look and feel of your club will directly affect customers and influence their decision to return – or not.“The first step to designing a successful business is to understand what customers want. This will also help clubs tap into new markets to attract more players and members, become a hub for the local community and create better products and services.”The guide has been produced with the support of Sport England and input from Golf Business International (GBI), a consultancy which is one of England Golf’s Preferred Partners and offers a wide range of knowledge and expertise across all areas of golf business including course architecture and facility management. A wide range of golf facilities have also contributed information.It looks at ways to improve the playing and social environment both within existing facilities and as part of any new build project.It steers clubs through the process of reviewing their facilities – both on and off the course – and comparing them with the local competition, identifying areas for improvement, looking at all the options and drawing up a statement of requirements.The guide considers everything from signage on the site to the features of the clubhouse, including its appeal from the road or pathway, the welcome of the reception area and how this links with other areas such as the bar, the changing rooms and the professionals’ shop. Transport links and car parking are among the other areas for consideration.It suggests possible solutions which range from simple steps to remove barriers or improve navigation around the site, to completely new facilities to attract a wider customer base, such as a coffee shop.On the course it looks at ways to increase customer appeal and capacity such as variable tees positions for all abilities, programing to offer Speedgolf, Footgolf or play over short loops of holes, and the customer flow, both around the course and from the clubhouse to the course and back.Howard Swan of Golf Business International commented: “I am delighted as Chairman of Golf Business International to have been able to contribute to and support this excellent publication.“It will be greatly welcomed in the market place and gives essential help and guidance to clubs as to the way forward for the game’s essential, changing future. Our 30 GBI consultants are on hand to support England Golf through our partnership programme in helping to put the initiatives which the facilities guide explains so very well”.Sport England’s Director of Property Charles Johnston added: “Sport England has supported England Golf to put customer’s needs at the heart of the new guidance, taking into account people’s habits and their preferences, their wider lives, needs and wishes.“The guidance will help golf clubs design facilities with the best chance of retaining players and attracting new ones.”The guide complements England Golf’s package on Understanding Your Market. This helps clubs to understand their customers and to attract and retain members by providing the golfing experience they want. It also offers the use of mapping tools to show where potential customers can be found.Clubs should contact their England Golf regional manager or club support officer for more information or a copy of the guidance. Click here for contact detailsCase study: St Ives Golf Club, Huntingdoncenter_img Tags: Customer, Facility Guidancelast_img read more

Easter Hunts Canceled, Towns Get Creative

first_imgAnd the best part? The Easter Bunny will deliver small candy prizes to the porches of Bingo winners! But the borough asks that parents do not meet the Easter Bunny at the porch for social distancing. An electronic calling system will be used for the Bingo. When a person wins Bingo, the first person to type it in the chat will win. Once the win is confirmed, based on the Bingo card code each board has, boards will be cleared and a new round will begin. FAIR HAVEN – With national orders to continue social distancing through April 30, Easter will have to be celebrated without the typical outdoor egg hunts with extended family, neighbors or community members. By Allison Perrine And get creative with it, the department encouraged. “We want to see those backyard Easter decorations, unique child (or family) outfits, out-of-the-box egg hiding places and maybe even an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself.” To make this a community event, each household is asked to record a 5 to 10-second video of their hunt and email it to [email protected] The video can include activities such the hunt itself or children counting their eggs after the hunt. The recreation department will then compile the clips into one Fair Haven Virtual Egg Hunt video for all to enjoy. It will be uploaded to borough media outlets. In Fair Haven it meant a virtual egg hunt for the town, free of charge. According to DJ Breckenridge, parks and recreation director, over 5,000 eggs were distributed to Fair Haven residents of all ages. Most of them, about 80 percent, were filled with candy. The other 20 percent were filled with toys from the Georgia-based company Ayers Family Eggs. Participating residents were able to pick up their goodies in the front vestibule at borough hall. Each household was eligible for one bag with 15 filled Easter eggs in each bag. The hunt will be held April 4 at 10 a.m in the comfort of everyone’s homes. “We encourage them tostand inside by the front dooror window and the EasterBunny will stop for a waveand photo before hopping tothe next house,” said Kane. Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of the three walking trails in town, walk through the borough’s natural area and access the borough’s free online video activity resources. Council president Susan Sorensen said Breckenridge has done an “excellent” job in coming up with community-focused activities that maintain social distancing, the virtual egg hunt included. center_img “We all realize that in times like these, we all really need our sense of community and being able to interact with neighbors, friends and family members more than ever, but are unable to do these things in person,” said Sorensen. “Our recreation department is working hard to maintain Fair Haven’s sense of community through these ‘virtual’ activities – and to have some fun during these trying times.” That includes the borough’s Daily Challenge. Every day for three weeks, which started March 30, residents are invited to submit their best pictures or videos of specific challenges that the borough announces. That might include the funniest pet photo, the best sports trick shot, Fair Haven’s Got Talent and more. The challenge of the day is posted every morning on Facebook, Instagram and the Fair Haven Recreation E-blast. There are four winners each day – child, adult, family and random draw. Prizes include gift certificates to Fair Haven eateries. Outside Fair Haven, Highlands Borough and its recreation department are also taking part in the virtual Easter fun with virtual Candy Bingo, instead of the annual Easter egg hunt on the beach. With federal and state mandates in mind, recreation department heads in the Two River area got to thinking: What can be done with thousands of plastic eggs and holiday treats, without the large crowds or gatherings? Highlands residents ages 14 and under can register for free through League Apps, an electronic management system. Once registered, parents will receive Bingo cards electronically or by porch delivery, as well as electronic invitations to where the activity will be hosted and streamed with chat capabilities, said Jacqueline Kane, Highlands recreation program coordinator. COURTESY FAIR HAVEN The Fair Haven Recreation Department left bags of filled plastic Easter eggs at borough hall for residents to take and use during an April 4 virtual Easter egg hunt. It can, however, include some virtual holiday fun. “In these difficult times, the borough seeks to continue to engage our community, and keep our ‘family feel’ while maintaining social distancing,” said Breckenridge. “If this event and other programming we are rolling out gives families just a little something to look forward to, we have done what we have set out to do.” This article originally appeared in the April 2nd, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

UPDATED: Ramblers hand Bombers 52-35 setback at Triple-A Hoop Provincials

first_imgTupper scores 30 from downtown to dump LVR 59-37 at Triple-A Hoop ChampionshipsProvincial jitters proved costly to the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the B.C. High School Boy’s AAA Basketball Championships in Langley.Sir Charles Tupper turned costly turnovers into easy baskets en route to a 59-37 victory over the Bombers on Day one of the 16-team tournament Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.”We had a good first quarter . . . we were only down 15-12 and 27-16 at the half when (Sir Charles Tupper) just started hitting three’s and we shot ourselves in the foot with too many turnovers,” Bomber head coach Jeremy Phelan said from Langley.Phelan said the Bombers, entering the tournament ranked 15th after disposing of J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the Kootenay Final, missed many easy shots around the basket that could have helped slow the Tupper momentum.Tupper also was unstoppable from beyond the three-point arc, scoring 30 points from downtown.Ethan Perkins led the Bombers scoring with 11 points while Bjorn Morris had seven.Leo Zhou checked in with six points, Sida Wang five and Isaiah Kingdon had four.LVR drops to the consolation round to meet the loser of the Isfeld/Maple Ridge contest Thursday at 11:30 a.m. For the second straight game the L.V. Rogers Bombers struggled to find points at the offensive end.Maple Ridge Ramblers out scored LVR 20-10 in the second quarter to score a 52-35 win at the B.C. High School Boy’s AAA Basketball Championships Thursday in Langley.Trailing 10-9 after one period, the Rambers took advantage of LVR turnovers to go on the run.”Another grinder game,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.”We played mostly well on defence but had a tough time on offence.”Isaiah Kingdom led the Bombers in scoring with 12 points while Tobin Eberle added six and Bjorn Morris five.LVR now meets McMath of Richmond in consolation action at 10 a.m. Friday.last_img read more

Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master talks about her job

first_img18 May 2016Pinky Zungu would not have minded working as a pilot on a ship until the day she retired. But she was given what she describes as a more exhilarating position at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA): Zungu is the first black female to be appointed the deputy harbour master: nautical at the Port of Durban.Her new position requires more managerial functions than operational, according to Zungu, who comes from Lamontville, in eThekwini. She enjoys it, though. “It has been exciting. This is not a foreign industry for me. I know the gaps exist and I am open to learning even more.“The benchmark has already been set and it is now up to me to perform accordingly.”Her highlight is teaching what she has learned over the years. “My in-depth knowledge of piloting gives me the chance to motivate and encourage the up-and- coming junior licence pilots.”Zungu took up her new position on 1 May 2016.The beginningShe first made her name as one of three women in Africa to obtain a marine pilot open licence in 2011. A week after that, Zungu, now 33, made news headlines again when she piloted the MSC Chicago, at the time the largest container vessel to visit South Africa’s shores.This was just after the entrance channel at Durban harbour was widened to make way for a new generation of container ships. She has since had seven years’ experience of guiding vessels of any size up to super tankers and mega container vessels into the Port of Durban, putting her in an ideal position for her new role, according to TNPA’s press statement.In 2011, Zungu was selected by TNPA as a development candidate and is said to be one of the women who are changing the face of the male-dominated maritime industry.In an interview with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), she said that before she started studying at the Durban University of Technology, she had never seen a ship. “So everything was new to me. Progression from studying to becoming a pilot has been a long journey, but one that I have enjoyed.“I went to sea, became a tank master. I enjoyed that a lot – driving the tank. Then I started studying piloting and I got my open licence in August 2011. I love piloting more than anything!”When she was chosen as a Samsa Seafarer of the Year (shore-based category) in 2011, she said she would pilot ships till the age of 65. She shared the seafarer award with two other women – Precious Dube and Bongiwe Mbambo.Male dominated industryOne of the challenges has been to be in command of men. “You have to be firm,” is one of the lessons she has learned. “You have to be firm, because you are working with captains who are old and grey. (Some) are not used to you being a female. So you have to assure them: ‘I’m well-trained and I know exactly what I am doing.’”Watch Zungu talk about other challenges she has tackled:She studied maritime to travelGrowing up on the outskirts of Durban, Zungu had dreams of becoming an airline pilot but her parents could not afford the training. Instead she did a two-year course in maritime studies because it would give her the opportunity to work on ships and travel the world for free. “I didn’t realise that this came at a price,” she explains.“While I got to see most of Europe and West Africa during my cadetship with (shipping company) Unicorn, I spent the first eight months on a bulk carrier as the only woman in a crew of 28 Russian men. The only person who could speak a little bit of English was the captain.“It’s a tough environment for women. On board you have to have the physical and mental strength to perform the role. Only when you’re on land can you put on your skirt and heels and be a lady again.”After her cadetship Zungu completed a compulsory oral examination with Samsa to obtain a Class 3 ticket to be a junior deck officer responsible for auto piloting vessels and managing safety equipment.She then trained and worked as a tug master at TNPA manoeuvring ships in and out of the port with the aid of small tugboats. Following that, she completed a year-long pilot training programme to qualify as a junior pilot before progressing through the various licence grades, starting with smaller ships of about 16 000 gross tons, then 20 000, 25 000 and 35 000 before qualifying for her open licence.As deputy harbour master: nautical, one of Zungu’s key responsibilities is managing the marine pilots under her wing. These include a number of young black women, as TNPA’s efforts to provide opportunities for the historically disadvantaged, including women, continue to gain traction.“Being a marine pilot is a huge responsibility. You have to study the sounding charts daily and have an accurate mental picture of the seabed. You have to know what’s underneath you, including port depths, as the equipment on board the visiting ships doesn’t always work,” she explains.The mother of three says she has achieved her career success with the support of her husband, Sphiwe, a senior lifeguard at eThekwini Municipality. Like her, he grew up in Lamontville.last_img read more

Ohio Poultry Association highlights award winners and looks at proactive measures for avian influenza

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As always the Ohio Poultry Association Annual Celebration Banquet was an event not to be missed. The 33rd annual banquet featured great food and the chance to recognize award winners.The Ohio Poultry Association’s Golden Feather Award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves as a champion of poultry, livestock or other agriculture issues. The 2018 Golden FeatherThe 2018 Golden Feather Award from OPA went to Kevin Elder.Award went to Kevin Elder.  As a technician for the Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Elder helped introduce farmers to no-till practices. He then served as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Soil and Water Conservation, Engineering Section administrator and as an agricultural pollution abatement specialist and was instrumental in rewriting Ohio’s agricultural pollution abatement law and developing the state’s manure management program. In addition, he worked with local soil and water conservation districts and USDA agencies to design and inspect the construction of natural resource conservation practices.In 2001, Elder joined the Ohio Department of Agriculture and helped to establish what is now the Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting where he recently retired as the chief and executive director. In this capacity, he oversaw environmental compliance of the state’s largest livestock and poultry farms.The Ohio Poultry Association’s Legacy Award recognizes individuals who are committed to advancingThe Ohio Poultry Association’s Legacy Award went to G.A. Wintzer & Son Co. in Wapakoneta.the mission and values of the state’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers and this year went to G.A. Wintzer & Son Co. in Wapakoneta. The sixth-generation family operation has several family members still actively involved in the business that employs approximately 120 local residents and their fleet of 200 trucks and trailers travel over 2 million miles per year. G.A. Wintzer & Sons Co. services a large amount of laying companies and feed mills throughout all of Ohio and much of Indiana. The company picks up thousands of restaurants and a variety of grocery stores, food processors, butcher shops and small food operations throughout a five state region. Additionally, they collect millions of pounds of raw material per week and recycle that material back into usable products.Terry Wehrkamp of Cooper Farms received the OPA Golden Egg Award for his commitment to advancing the mission and valuesTerry Wehrkamp of Cooper Farms received the OPA Golden Egg Award.of the state’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers. In his current role as Cooper Farms’ director of live production, Wehrkamp oversees the feed production and care of the company’s turkeys, chickens and hogs. He has been a leader on a local, statewide and national level serving on numerous boards for industry and community organizations, including the Ohio Poultry Association, Midwest Poultry Consortium, Animal Agriculture Alliance, National Turkey Federation, Paulding County Farm Bureau, and Paulding County Carnegie Library, among others. In addition, he contributed to the National Poultry Improvement Plan as an Ohio Delegate and member of the General Conference Committee, and was also a member of the Ohio Smart Agriculture Steering Committee.In addition, the migratory bird season is starting to wind down in Ohio but it was still an important topic leading up to the Ohio Poultry Association Annual Banquet. Jenna Gregorich is the Bird Health Program Manager for the Ohio Poultry Association, where she works at implementing the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). She provided an update of the program.“We are a little unique because in other states this is usually housed in the Department of Agriculture, but we work closely with the ODA and the USDA to help plan Ohio’s disease response efforts,” Gregorich said.The NPIP was established in the early 1930s to eliminate Salmonella Pullorum Disease, which was a major problem in poultry production resulting in up to 80% mortality in chicks. The bacterium Salmonella pullorum causes disease in young chicks and poults producing white diarrhea, dehydration and high mortality. Recovered birds become lifelong carriers and produce Salmonella pullorum infected eggs, which causes the disease in chicks.Through intensive blood testing and elimination of infected birds, the disease has been eradicated from commercial poultry flocks since the early 1970s. Pockets of infection, however, may remain in backyard flocks and there is potential for the disease to spread from these local isolated flocks into commercial poultry at large. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Poultry Association work cooperatively on requiring a negative Pullorum Typhoid test for birds older than 16 weeks of age prior to being entered in a swap, sale or exhibition. Primarily chickens and turkeys are affected though other species such as guinea fowl, parrots, partridges, peafowl, pheasants, quail and sparrows may also become infected.Since the start of the program in the 1930s, the NPIP has expanded to monitor other diseases — including avian influenza — in poultry flocks nationwide in cooperation with industry, state and federal agencies to improve poultry and poultry products throughout the country. Avian influenza is the focus this time of year in particular.“It is good that it is quiet right now. We are in the planning response efforts and not actively fighting a disease. My main focus is avian influenza. It is going on a little bit in other states but Ohio, knock on wood, has been very fortunate,” Gregorich said. “Our producers practice awesome biosecurity and they have really enhanced what they are doing on the farm level to keep disease out. We haven’t had any avian influenza breaks. We’re working on education, training, biosecurity and letting people know what the disease is for not just poultry producers but also consumers.”For Ohio, the risk for avian influenza is highest during waterfowl migration seasons, particularly in late winter and early spring.“Right now is prime time waterfowl migratory season. The prime seasons are in the fall when the birds are heading south and right now when they head back north. We just had meetings with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and it is just starting to slow down. Hopefully that will soon calm down and summer is our quiet time,” she said. “February and March are really the times of year things will pop up and we have to watch for the signs.”Gregorich and the NPIP have worked extensively with Ohio’s many commercial egg and poultry operations to help with the ramped up biosecurity efforts in recent years, but they also spend time working with Ohio’s smaller flocks.“The commercial producers really know their biosecurity, but there is a different thought process for some of the backyard flocks that we are trying to educate people about,” she said. “We have the NPIP program with 305 participants where we actively go out and test for avian influenza and monitor on an annual basis. We have a new website now for NPIP where you can learn about biosecurity and how to get tested. We answer questions and emails. We do a number of different workshops. Even if you only have five birds, you need to worry about how to keep them healthy and not get problems in your flock.”One of the earliest signs of avian influenza is increased death with up to 100% mortality in many cases. Birds could also show signs of sickness through respiratory symptoms, depression, loss of appetite, drops in egg production, and/or diarrhea.Consistent biosecurity practices are the best way to prevent diseases from entering a flock. The following steps suggested by OPA and NPIP can help keep birds healthy:1. Keep your distance: Isolate your birds from visitors and other birds by setting up a Line of Separation and Perimeter Buffer Area.2. Keep it clean: Prevent germs from spreading by cleaning and disinfecting shoes, tools and equipment. Handle and store feed and water in a way to limit exposure of rodents, insects and wild birds.3. Don’t haul disease home: Clean and disinfect vehicles and cages.4. Don’t borrow disease from your neighbor: Avoid sharing tools and equipment with neighbors.5. Know the warning signs of infectious bird diseases: Watch for early signs to prevent the spread of disease.6. Report sick birds or unexpected deaths to OPA (614-882-6111) or the Ohio Department of Agriculture after hours line at (888-456-3405).last_img read more

Astros beat Yankees, reach World Series

first_imgAPHOUSTON — Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Morton bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to allow two hits over five scoreless innings. Starter-turned-postseason reliever McCullers limited the Yankees to just one hit while fanning six over the next four.Combined, they throttled the Yankees one last time in Houston. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and their New York teammates totaled just three runs in the four road games.CC Sabathia entered the game 10-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 13 starts this season after a Yankees loss. But he struggled with command and was gone with one out in the fourth inning.Houston was up 2-0 in fifth when former Yankees star Brian McCann came through for the second straight game by hitting a two-run double after snapping an 0-for-20 skid with an ground-rule RBI double to give Houston its first run on Friday night.The Yankees, trying to reach the World Series for the first time since 2009, lost an elimination game for the first time this season after winning their first four in these playoffs. New York struggled on the road this postseason, with this loss dropping the team to 1-6.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Cavs’ Derrick Rose out with sprained ankle Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and ALCS MVP Justin Verlander will have plenty of rest, too, before the matchup begins at Dodger Stadium.Houston has never won even a single World Series game. The only previous time the Astros made it this far, they were a National League team when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNow, manager A.J. Hinch’s club has a chance to win that elusive first title, while trying to boost a region still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.Houston improved to 6-0 at Minute Maid Park in these playoffs and became the fifth team in major league history to win a seven-game postseason series by winning all four of its home games. Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

9 days agoBrewster patient with Liverpool future: Klopp has a plan

first_imgBrewster patient with Liverpool future: Klopp has a planby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRhian Brewster has faith in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.The 19-year-old whizkid made his first and only appearance for the Reds in the Carabao Cup win over MK Dons last month.But Brewster believes Klopp has a plan for his career.”You’ve just got to be patient and wait for your turn,” he told Sky Sports. “Obviously the boss has a plan for me and he knows what he’s doing, clearly.”Just chatting to him and stuff, he says, ‘Just be patient, your time will come, it will happen,’ and I’m just waiting. I’m being patient.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kohli best but Smiths record speaks for itself Ganguly

first_imgKolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, stressing that the India captain is still the best in the world but Smith’s records speak for itself. Former Australia skipper Smith retained his position at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes with Kohli sitting behind him on the second spot. Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Kohli with 937 rating points, an incredible effort since he started the series in fourth position with 857 points before his surge that came courtesy 774 runs in four Tests including a double hundred. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”These are questions not to be answered. How does it matter? It’s about performance. Virat is the best in the world at the moment. So that’s what makes us happy,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of an event. Asked about Smith, he said: “His records speak for itself… 26 Test hundreds which is a phenomenal record.” Ganguly was also asked about his ambitions of becoming the next India coach. “Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach,” said the 47-year old with a smile. “In any case I am already a coach. I look after the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In my first season last year, they did well,” he added.last_img read more