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Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah takes career-best figures to decimate Australia in Boxing Day Test

first_imgNew Delhi: Johannesburg. Trent Bridge. Melbourne. All these three venues have one thing in common regarding Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling achievements. Two of these venues are similar in results, with India securing consolation wins. In Melbourne, India are on course for a famous win after the right-arm pacer took 6/33, his career-best figures and this third five-wicket haul in Tests to bowl Australia out for 151 and give Virat Kohli’s side a whopping 292-run lead. In the process, Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year. His exhibition of bowling on day 3 in Melbourne was a masterclass and several analysts dubbed him the ‘total package’ and ‘Mr.360’ of bowling.Bumrah had already given a demonstration of the damage that he could cause on day 2 when he hit Marcus Harris on the helmet with a sharp bouncer. On day 3, he continued to work on that mental scar. Bumrah banged a short delivery on leg stump and Harris was late on the pull shot, the top edge ballooned to fine leg where Ishant Sharma took the catch. However, Bumrah produced the moment of the match which turned the tide firmly in Kohli’s favour.Read More | India v Australia, live cricket score: Bumrah 6/33, IND lead 300On the last ball before the lunch break, Bumrah bowled a slow, dipping full toss which sneaked under Shaun Marsh’s bat and he was trapped plumb in front for 19. The wicket before the break had given India tremendous momentum and they never loosened their grip. Immediately after the break, Bumrah produced another gem as he angled in a full ball that nipped back further off the seam to knock over Travis Head for 20. Australia held on until the tea break but following the resumption, Bumrah got Tim Paine with a delivery that straightened outside off and cleaned up Nathan Lyon (0) and Josh Hazlewood (0) in quick succession to enhance his reputation as India’s leader of the attack.Read More | Shami hits century as a pacer in overseas Tests – See this unique statThe Gujarat pacer had already made a mark on debut in Cape Town by taking four wickets, with AB de Villiers, considered to be the best batsman in the South Africa side, falling to him twice. On a spicy deck in Johannesburg, Bumrah’s 5/54, combined with Mohammed Shami’s 5/28 in the fourth innings gave India a consolation 63-run win. He has already taken 45 wickets in his debut calendar year, making it the most by a pacer ever.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeIn England, Bumrah missed the first two Tests due to an injury but when he returned for the Test in Trent Bridge, Bumrah took his second consecutive five-wicket haul and his 5/85 gave India a commanding 203-run win. In Adelaide and Perth, Bumrah had provided the breakthroughs at key intervals but it was in Melbourne where he displayed his class. His performance has given India a chance to create history and break decades of pain in Australia.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News Gambhir was insecure, Upton in new book; Gambhir says not hurt at all

first_imgUpton recalled how the left-handed opener would be in “agony” even after scoring a hundred and stressing more on the mistakes he might have made.Upton termed Gautam as someone who was wired towards the lower end of the optimism/pessimism scale if 100 stands for “uber-optimistic” and 0 stood for pessimistic.”Let’s say his range was 20 to 40 with 30 being normal. When he scored 150, he would be disappointed in not scoring 200.”Upton wrote that no matter what he and then coach Gary Kirsten did Gambhir was “negative and pessimistic.”Upton then explained the contradiction and myth associated with mental toughness.”Using popular notion of mental toughness, he was one of the weakest and mentally most insecure’ people I have worked with.”But at the same time, he was undoubtedly one of the best and most determined and successful Test batsmen in the world. Something he would prove yet again in 2011 World Cup final.”Upton then explained that positive self talk, which is “a pillar or sub-component of mental toughness — It would work for about 50 percent of them, those who are lucky enough to be wired on the optimistic side of the scale.”Gambhir’s response was, “I wanted myself and Indian team to be the best in the world. That’s why I was not satisfied even after scoring 100 as it has been mentioned in Paddy’s book. I see nothing wrong there. As a driven individual I have tried to raise the bar for myself alone.”In the same chapter, Upton wrote about former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s “incredible emotional control”.”I would go as far as to say, with greatest respect for MS the man and the Cricketer, that it is not emotional control but the lack of access to emotions. MS is not wired as an emotional type. It’s almost as if he doesn’t have them; a performance enhancing gift from birth,” Upton wrote.He then put it in stark contrast with current captain Virat Kohli.”Imagine taking that trait as the ultimate characteristic of a mentally tough athlete and then try to prescribe it to someone as emotionally wired like his successor Virat Kohli.”Virat uses his visible and overt emotional charge to drive his success, whereas MS’s success is facilitated by his lack of emotional charge,” wrote Upton. New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir was “mentally the most insecure” but that didn’t deter him from becoming one of India’s most successful batsmen, former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton writes in his newly-released book, an assertion that the feisty ex-opener doesn’t even find hurtful.Gambhir, who is a now a politician and competing from the East Delhi constituency, told PTI that he is confident that there is “no sinful intention in Upton’s views as he is a nice man and in any case his insecurities are well documented”.In his book ‘The Barefoot Coach’, Upton discussed the myth of mental toughness of elite sportsperson and how they react to situations.”I did some of my best and least effective mental conditioning work with Gautam Gambhir, the International Test Cricketer of the Year’ in 2009. I worked with him up until that time but I had little to do with him being named world’s best cricketer,” Upton writes in his book. highlights Gautam Gambhir says he is not at all hurt by what Pady Upton thinks. Gautam Gambhir will contest elections from East Delhi. Pady Upton is currently Rajasthan Royals’ head coach.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fourteen wickets tumble on day four.

first_imgWindies need 297 for victory on final day as Pakistan chase historyMOHAMMAD Abbas claimed a maiden five-for in his debut Test series as West Indies were skittled out cheaply before the hosts saw Pakistan’s tail wag to set up a commanding declaration.The Windies resumed on 218-5 – 158 runs behind – on day four in Dominica, but offered scant resistance to Pakistan’s relentless attack, with Abbas posting figures of 5-46 in the third and final Test.His superb spell, which saw Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel sent packing without scoring a run, ensured the Windies added just 29 runs to their overnight score to slump to 247 all out.Pakistan’s innings featured the final Test outings at the crease for Younis Khan (35) and Misbah-ul-Haq (2), who were given standing ovations as they departed.But they too struggled to score on a day when the bowlers were on top, with only a lower-order revival setting up a declaration on a 304-run lead.The Windies then made it to 7-1 at the close, needing another 297 runs for victory.Even the return of Roston Chase, forced off injured on Friday after being struck on the hand by a Mohammad Amir short ball, failed to spark West Indies into action.Chase resumed his innings on 60, adding just nine runs before Abbas bamboozled him with a yorker, the ball cannoning off his pads and onto his off stump.The tone was set with the early dismissal of Shane Dowrich (20), leaving Jason Holder (30) as the last man standing at the end of an innings that simply collapsed.Pakistan initially struggled to press home their advantage, first-innings centurion Azhar Ali out for three after slashing a short and wide one into the hands of substitute fielder Jermaine Blackwood.Babar Azam departed without scoring to leave the tourists on 8-2, but Younis helped to steady the ship, although Shan Masood (21) did not stick around with him for long.Departing heroes Younis and Misbah received emotional goodbyes from a receptive crowd, with both falling before tea.That left it to the remaining few batsmen to take Pakistan’s lead over 300, with Amir (27) and Yasir Shah (38 not out) making particularly valuable contributions.The Windies’ attempts to chip away at the victory target saw Kieran Powell claimed by Yasir for four, bringing an end to a day in which 14 wickets fell. (Omnisport).PAKISTAN 1st Innings 376 West Indies 1st Innings(overnight 218 for five)K Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 29K Powell c Azhar Ali b Yasir Shah 31S Hetmyer c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 17S Hope c Misbah-ul-Haq b Azhar Ali 29R Chase b Mohammad Abbas 69V Singh lbw b Mohammad Abbas 8+S Dowrich b Mohammad Amir 20*J Holder not out 30D Bishoo c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 0A Joseph b Mohammad Abbas 0S Gabriel c Babar Azam b Mohammad Abbas 0Extras (b4, lb2, w5, nb3) 14TOTAL (all out, 115 overs) 247Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Powell), 2-69 (Hetmyer), 3-97 (Brathwaite), 4-152 (Hope), 5-189 (Singh), 6-218 (Dowrich), 7-239 (Chase), 8-239 (Bishoo), 9-241 (Joseph), 10-247 (Gabriel)Bowling: Mohammad Amir 27-12-32-1 (w1), Mohammad Abbas 25-7-46-5 (w2), Yasir Shah 40-4-126-3, Hasan Ali 17-4-22-0 (w2, nb3), Azhar Ali 6-1-15-1.PAKISTAN 2nd InningsAzhar Ali c sub (J Blackwood) b Gabriel 3Shan Masood lbw b Gabriel 21Babar Azam c Hetmyer b Chase 0Younis Khan c Powell b Bishoo 35*Misbah-ul-Haq c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 2Asad Shafiq c & b Joseph 13+Sarfraz Ahmed c wkp Dowrich b Joseph 4Mohammad Amir c Bishoo b Joseph 27Yasir Shah not out 38Hasan Ali not out 15Extras (lb5, w7, nb4) 16TOTAL (8 wkts decl, 57 overs) 174Did not bat: Mohammad AbbasFall of wickets: 1-6 (Azhar Ali), 2-8 (Babar Azam), 3-57 (Shan Masood), 4-65 (Misbah-ul-Haq), 5-72 (Younis Khan), 6-82 (Sarfraz Ahmed), 7-90 (Asad Shafiq), 8-151 (Mohammad Amir)Bowling: Gabriel 10-1-24-2 (nb2), Joseph 15-3-53-3 (w3), Chase 9-0-31-1, Holder 9-4-7-0, Bishoo 14-2-54-2 (nb2)WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (target 304)K Brathwaite not out 3K Powell c Shan Masood b Yasir Shah 4TOTAL (1 wkt, 6.3 overs) 7To bat: S Hetmyer, S Hope, R Chase, V Singh, +S Dowrich, *J Holder, D Bishoo, A Joseph, S GabrielFall of wickets: 1-7 (Powell).Bowling: Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-0, Mohammad Abbas 3-1-3-0, Yasir Shah 2.3-2-2-1.Position: West Indies require a further 297 runs for victory with nine wickets intact.last_img read more

Ceremony marks official opening of Dauterive Hall

first_imgThe university held a grand opening ceremony for the new Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall for Social Sciences on Wednesday. The $30 million, 98,000-square foot building first broke ground two years ago and opened for classes at the beginning of the semester.It’s official · Members of the Trojan Marching Band play at the grand opening of Dauterive Hall on Wednesday. The building has hosted classes for multiple disciplines and departments since the first day of the fall semester. – Min Haeng Cho | Daily TrojanThe building houses several programs that aim to utilize multidisciplinary approaches for problem solving. Among the programs are the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, the Center for Economic and Social Research, the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and the USC Dornsife Mind and Society Center.More than 500 people attended the ceremony, which was hosted in the open-air courtyard of the new building.Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett began the ceremony by acknowledging some prominent attendees, including former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, USC Trustee Dr. Verna Dauterive and USC President C.L. Max Nikias and his wife Niki. Also in attendance were the deans of several USC schools and leaders from the construction and administrative teams.President Nikias introduced Dauterive, who received her master’s and doctoral degrees in education from USC’s Rossier School of Education in 1949 and 1966, respectively, and commended her unprecedented contributions to the university.“Today, we are celebrating one of education’s unique builders,” Nikias said. “Our USC Trustee Verna Dauterive breathes life into education. Her historic gift to this building was the largest by an African American in the history of American higher education.”President Nikias also acknowledged Dauterive’s husband, the late Peter Dauterive. Dauterive’s $30 million donation in 2008 was in his memory. Peter Dauterive graduated near the top of his class from the Marshall School of Business and went on to become the founding president and CEO of Founders Savings & Loan Association.“Peter never forgot his alma mater, supporting the Rossier School, Marshall School and the Norris Cancer Center,” Nikias said. “Peter and Verna shared a great commitment to each other but also to USC. Verna committed this building in memory of Peter. In many ways, Verna intended Dauterive Hall to be a love letter to her late husband.”In her speech, Dauterive credited President Nikias and Provost Garrett for deciding the building’s Romanesque style and design, which was structured in a way to optimize collaborative spaces.One of the building’s features is a sculpture titled “Ascending Thoughts” that changes color as the sun shines on it at different times of the day.“I think it’s good to have a building that incorporates multiple levels of subjects,” said Ioan Trayanov, an undeclared junior. “Whether or not you have classes with these other people, you’re still going to see them and run into them. And they’re not just people in your major — it’s people who have different thoughts and leads to a new type of diversity.”President Nikias hopes that the new building will help increase USC’s engagement with the world.“Interdisciplinary research has been one of the strengths of USC,” Nikias said. “With this new beautiful building and what goes inside, it makes a big statement and brings all the research to the next level. It will really make it possible for different social science researchers and students to come together to do the work that hopefully benefits the city and the world.”last_img read more

Gujarat Giants rally to claim top honours in Big Bout Indian Boxing League

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 22nd December, 2019 08:51 IST Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 22nd December, 2019 08:51 IST Gujarat Giants Rally To Claim Top Honours In Big Bout Indian Boxing League Gujarat Giants, led by skipper Amit Panghal, pulled off a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Punjab Panthers in a high-voltage final to win the inaugural IBL COMMENT Written Bycenter_img Gujarat Giants, led by skipper Amit Panghal, pulled off a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Punjab Panthers in a high-voltage final to win the inaugural Big Bout Indian Boxing League here on Saturday. Darshana Doot (women’s 51kg) and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Abdulmalik Khalakov (57kg) scored well-crafted victories to put Panthers 2-0 ahead, but the Ashish Kulheria (69kg) and Panghal (52kg) hauled the Giants back on track in the pulsating final. The spirited and efficient Sonia Lather’s split verdict win against legendary Sarita Devi in the classic women’s 60kg bout took the Panthers one victory away from the crown.READ | Anthony Joshua Makes It Clear That He Is Ready To Fight Deontay WilderGujarat Giants rally to claim top honoursBut the Giants’ heavyweight import from Scotland, Scott Forrest dished out a gutsy show to take the contest into the final bout of the boxing extravaganza. Ashish Kumar then beat Yashpal in the climactic 75kg battle as Gujarat Giants took home the winners’ trophy. Ashish made use of his superior bodyweight and ring-craft to give Yashpal a few lessons. To the credit of the Indian Universities 69kg champion, he took the punishment pretty well and stretched Ashish into the third round.Earlier, a string of three losses did not deter the left-handed Darshana Doot when she stepped into the ring on Saturday night. She had been roped in when Punjab Panthers skipper MC Mary Kom faced a back problem.  From the first moment, she showcased her eagerness to sign off with a win against Rajesh Narwal. She executed her plans well and exerted her domination to secure a 4-1 verdict.READ | Nikhat Zareen To Take On Mary Kom For Olympic Qualifier TrialsThe twinkle-toed and supremely confident Khalakov, who had lost to Chirag in the league stage, came with a specific plan.  He lost no time in landing punches, taking Chirag by surprise to make a strong impression on the judges in the opening round.  The Indian clawed back with counter-attacking tactics in the second round, forcing Khalakov to back-pedal in defence.However, the young Uzbek star was ready with his own tactics in the final round, cramping Chirag’s hooks and using a combination of jabs and uppercuts to complete a unanimous verdict.  The manner in which he controlled the pace of the bout was admirable and he deserved to celebrate with a couple of back-flips when the result was announced. Asian Championship medallist Ashish Kulheria’s win against the evergreen Manoj Kumar did not come as a surprise since the Panthers’ star was fighting his second strenuous bout inside 24 hours. READ | Nikhat Zaren Selected For Boxing Trials Of Olympic Qualifiers To Be Held From 27 DecemberKulheria moved deftly through the bout in which Manoj could not find the rhythm or the space that he was looking for to make an impression on the judges. Panghal walked in as favourite to beat PL Prasad a second time in the Big Bout and he crafted a unanimous victory.  Prasad’s challenge was greater since he had to work harder in the ring to make an impression on the judges against a boxer who used his technique with great efficiency and productively.Sonia Lather beat Sarita Devi in an intense battle that was as much with the mind as with the gloved fists.  In what was the best contest of the night, Sonia Lather did well to gain the upper hand in the first round. She stayed in front, though the vastly experienced Sarita Devi was not giving up till the last moment. With his team facing a do-or-die situation, Scott made light of a bleeding cut on his temple early in his fight to eke out a very important win. He was light on his feet and landed heavy punches through the slightest of gaps in the Indian heavyweight’s guard and emerged a comfortable winner in the end.READ | Gill Sizzles On Day 1 As INRC Set For Exciting Finish FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Sierra Leone FA refuse to recognise Swedish coach

first_imgThere is confusion over who is coaching Sierra Leone’s national football team.The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) insist it has never recognised Swede Lars Olof Mattsson as coach.Mattsson was recently appointed by the Sierra Leone sports ministry, who pay the coach’s salary, to lead the team for the remainder of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.But the SLFA insist that Christian Cole is the coach and will be in charge for the rest of the 2012 campaign.The Swedish coach was originally named to only take charge of the Leone Stars for March’s qualifier in Niger.Despite its stance over Mattsson, SLFA officials were present when he was named as coach for the one-off game and travelled to Niamey for the match. Subsequently Mattsson was named as coach by the sports ministry for the final three games in 2012 qualifiers but the SLFA now say they do not recognise this decision.Source: BBClast_img read more

Tyson Hodson, formerly of Wellington, is charged with 2 counts of arson

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tyson Hodson, born in 1996, formerly of Wellington and now a resident of Atwood, Kans. has been charged with two counts of arson, level 7 non-person felonies in Sumner County District Court.Tyson HodsonIn a district court complaint filed by Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer, Hodson is accused on two separate occasions of setting approximately 56 large hay bales on fire about two miles southwest of the Wellington Municipal Airport in a field belonging to Sumner County farmers Martin Rusk and John Rogers without their consent in May.Hodson, a 2014 Wellington High School graduate, was arrested on the above charges in Rawlins County located in northwestern Kansas on Aug. 6. He was then bonded on Aug. 7 on a $5,000 appearance bond. Hodson is to appear in court in Atwood on Aug. 28, at 9 a.m.Hodson is accused of using a road flare and a signal flare to set several hay bales on fire on two separate occasions in a field at the intersection of 30th Avenue and Ridge Road.On May 13, 44 bales burned before a fire was extinguished by the Wellington Fire Department.Two days later — on May 15 — Hodson allegedly set about 12 large round hay bales on fire at the same field using a road flare.According to the complaint affidavit, Wellington Fire inspector John Faust said the WFD on May 13 at about 2:30 p.m., was dispatched to the first fire and discovered 44 of the 100 bales in the field were on fire.Rusk, the owner of the field, advised the WPD each hay bale was worth $50.  The remaining bales were moved and a fire break was created which protected the remaining 56 bales, the complaint said.Faust said he found Coast Guard flares at the scene which he recognized as the kind sold at the Wellington Wal-Mart Supercenter.These flares are shot from a single shot style flare pistol with the shells being reloaded then expelled. No flare gun was found at the scene, the report said.The fire started with three or four bales which spread to the others, the report said.The wind on May 13 was about 13.8 mph with the temperature of 65 degrees. Faust said in the report that he contacted an employee who works at Wal-Mart Security, who advised the WPD that the last date of sale for a flare kit was April 28, but one was missing from inventory, and might have been stolen.On May 14, Faust installed a trail camera at the scene in case the suspect(s) returned. At 4 p.m. on May 15, Faust checked the camera which was full and he went to download the files at the fire department building, the report said. Before he was able to return, another call came in for another fire in the Rusk field at the same location. This time 10 to 12 bales were on fire. Thirteen bales were consumed in this fire, leaving about 27 bales in the field. The wind was about 8.1 mph with a temperature of 63 degrees.Rusk allegedly called the WPD after a WHS student told him he had heard Hodson and a 16-year-old Wellington male talking about setting the hay bales on fire. On May 20, Faust allegedly contacted Hodson and asked him to come to the fire department for an interview which was set for 2 p.m., but Hodson allegedly did not come to the interview.On May 29, Faust interviewed the 16-year-old male with the mother present. The 16-year-old boy said he was involved in the second fire with Hodson and another male. In the report, the 16-year-old said Hodson had a road flare to set the bales on fire. In the first fire, Hodson allegedly used a signal flare.The WPD interviewed two other boys allegedly involved in the two fires.On June 3, Faust interviewed Hodson for an unrelated car vandalism incident. Hodson allegedly said during that interview he had gone to the hay bale field twice. Once with one boy and the second time with two different boys. Hodson allegedly said in the interview that during the first incident he allegedly shot flares, and on the second time he used road flares.The estimated damage to the hay bales was $1,680 the report said.•••••Hodson is also facing charges with conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property, a level 10 felony and four counts of criminal damage to property. He is accused on May 19, 2014 of conspiring with two other males with picking up rocks from Wheat Country Car Wash and throwing them at various parked cars in Wellington. The incident caused $1,936 damage, according to the complaint.Hodson moved from Wellington to Atwood this summer after his family gained employment at the Atwood School District. Jerry Hodson accepted the school superintendent’s job after serving as curriculum director at Wellington USD 353 for two years. He is a former Wellington Middle School principal. His wife, Jill Hodson, was a Washington Elementary Title One Teacher.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (28) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +45 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 313 weeks ago This kid was always in trouble at WHS but his daddy always took care of it. I doubt daddy can get him out of this one. Report Reply 1 reply · active 313 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Redress · 313 weeks ago OMG so wrong. Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago +24 Vote up Vote down concerned parent · 313 weeks ago at least he didn’t hurt anybody and something may get done about this kid. finally!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 313 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down Faganlover · 313 weeks ago That kid seems out of control… You reap what you sow. Teach your children well. Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 313 weeks ago I know it is easy to cast stones or in this case throw them as hard as you can. But please remember that parenting is a tough thing. Not making excuses for Mr. Hodson, he did bail his kid out way to many times. But how many of us have done the same thing? Just remember that there is also a younger son who is a great kid. So be gentle in your bashing and make sure your closet is perfect…otherwise move on they have. Report Reply 2 replies · active 312 weeks ago +32 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 313 weeks ago I’m going to weigh in on this. You can’t blame parents for everything. There are families across the world who have good kids and bad kids. Good parenting is about teaching your child to do the right thing. It is up to the child to learn those lessons. Some will, some won’t. Report Reply 3 replies · active 313 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down guest · 313 weeks ago What about the others that were involved!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 294 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest 2 · 313 weeks ago I am not sure as to why the parents were even part of this story to begin with as he is now an adult and will be treated accordingly. I’m quite certain that each and every one of us can say we have done things we are not proud of, or perhaps even our own children. Some of the worst kids turn out to be some of the best adults. It’s up to that individual to determine their fate. Their parents did what any parent would do, defend and love your child. The Hodson’s are good people and shouldn’t be part of a bashing spree. They are not here to defend themselves and again, this is an adult now, so they should be left out of it. I think there are bigger issues within America that we should be discussing vs. setting hay bales on fire etc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 313 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Voodoo Child · 313 weeks ago FREE WILL. What we do with it is simple. Your choices, good or bad, right or wrong. How you decide is freedom of choice and free will. I do believe the use of cameras, such as the trail camera spoken about, by rural property owners might just turn the tide on burglarys and other criminal activity in our county. Kinda of hard to deny your presence or involvement in a crime when your on candid camera. Report Reply 1 reply · active 313 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down WHSmom · 313 weeks ago I agree with some of the above comments about blaming the parents..Not their fault..you cannot control your childs action at all times…you can be the best parent and hope that they behave while not in your presence,,,Both Mr and Mrs. Hodson are not at fault.. Report Reply 1 reply · active 312 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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Team to thank God for victory

first_imgThe planned dedication service will start soon after the Lae City Dwellers arrive in Lae around 4pm this afternoon.The team has defended well their title and retained the cup as the premiers of the prestigious soccer game in the country.Team manager Peter Seske, coach Peter Gunemba and the team’s spiritual leader Reverend Gary Mangiri will lead the team to the church for the service.Lae City Dwellers is a Papua Compound-based NSL team. Apart from the game of soccer, they also commit themselves to God as they know that He is the source of their lives and game.And since they entered the competition two years ago, they had always put God first.”We thank God for the guidance as He is the source of our lives and games. The church dedication is about thanking God for our victory.”We are so thankful for the guidance and comfort from Him,” coach Gunemba said.last_img read more

All these jobs will probably disappear before 2050

first_imgAlthough a few years ago it seemed a more typical theme of science fiction movies or books, the truth is that the implementation of robots and AIs in everyday life is getting closer. There are few people who show their concern for an uncertain future in their work. And by 2050 more than a dozen jobs could be literally obsolete for humans.It would be machines that replace man. AIs can handle many of the most unlikely aspects. In video games, for example, they are capable of winning professional teams, but also building impressive maps. Applied to mobile telephony can organize the agenda. In the field of robots its implementation is still being explored, but there is no doubt that it is a field that is advancing by leaps and bounds. Factory work will be one of the most accused by the arrival of robotsAI is increasingly gaining ground even in fields such as driving Image: iStockcenter_img In just 18 years, both one and the other will present themselves in our lives in order to make it more comfortable, but also leaving millions of people on the street. An AI for example would be able to perform a job such as receptionist, analysts and even taxi drivers. It is no news that Artificial Intelligence has been gaining prominence in the most recent vehicle models. Although for now they are implemented in the form of small aids, it is expected that a human being does not have to drive in the way we have understood all our life in the future. To all this we must add a speed of calculation unthinkable for a human being and that in the case of analysts would be much more accurate when offering certain data. Workers in fast food restaurants, assembly lines, repleteners or warehouse employees are some of the most widespread positions. The continuous evolution in robotics would make these machines become the real employees. Great physical strength for positions whose purpose is totally mechanical in many cases. Elon Musk has not hidden that in the future the stores have robots as workers, but he also emphasizes that there will always be people in each and every one of the places where one of these machines exists. The big question is, what will be our function?last_img read more

Lambert bags Walsh Award

first_imgFormer West Indies fast-bowling great Courtney Walsh, after whom theprestigious Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence is named, has heaped praise on this year’s recipient, former Jamaica cricket captain Tamar Lambert.Walsh considers the award a just reward for Lambert, who won five consecutive regional championships for Jamaica at the first-class level.”He has done really good service in that department. The one thing is that if he wasn’t that relaxed, he would have gone on to higher heights. I have always been telling him that he should have knocked on the West Indies door, but I think he was just in a comfort zone doing the job for Jamaica. He did a tremendous job,” Walsh told reporters.”I am just happy that he got some recognition for that tonight because it is not easy to win five back-to-back titles and he showed he is a deserving leader,” Walsh continued.The former world Test wickets record holder was speaking at Wednesday evening’s awards function held at the Terra Nova All-SuiteHotel in New Kingston where the respective winners, were announced.For his part, Lambert, who is still active in cricket locally, said it felt good to be recognised.”This award means everything to me. The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund fund has recognised my contributions over the years and it’s nice to know that you have done well and people recognise you,” he reasoned.”I am still in the sport. I am jetting off to Australia shortly,” said Lambert, who revealed that he has been delayed by a problem with his visa. The 35-year-old plans to get into coaching and will be doing some courses while he is Australia.In addition to a trophy, Lambert collected $500,000. The two other shortlisted nominees, West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor and former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper Warren Barrett also collected awards.The Student Excellence Awards went to sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College and 400 metres runner Satanya Wright of St Elizabeth Technical. They received awards as well as $250,000 from the Supreme Ventures Foundation towards a school project.The main objective of the award, which is administered by The CHASE Fund is to recognise the achievements of a sportsperson who displays a high level of humility, integrity, discipline and other exemplary qualities, while excelling in the field of sports.Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the guest speaker, lauded Walsh and other present and past sports stars for being true ambassadors of Jamaica.”I am very pleased to be here to participate in this Courtney Walsh Awards ceremony for athletes and student athletes,” Holness remarked.last_img read more