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Bavuma first black South African to make Test 100

first_img FIGHTBACK England were left ruing a bunch of missed catches, giving let-offs to Amla, Bavuma, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Chris Morris, who all made half-centuries in the South African fightback. The dream batting strip helped South Africa as much as it helped England in their first innings, when Ben Stokes struck a stunning 258 from 198 balls. It was so good that tailender Morris hit boundaries with reverse sweeps off England spinner Moeen Ali and was the fifth South African to go past 50 with his 69. The only glimpse of hope for England came in the afternoon, when Amla’s dismissal sparked three quick wickets in four overs from Stuart Broad and James Anderson and a brief opportunity to push for victory. England had waited 70 overs for any kind of breakthrough. DERAILED CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP): Temba Bavuma became the first black South African to make a Test century in helping his team defiantly declare at 627-7 in reply to England’s 629-6 declared in the second Test yesterday. Captain Hashim Amla made 201 and Bavuma reached 102 not out to effectively wipe out England’s advantage and probably save a draw with one day to play on a serene pitch, where runs have flowed and bowlers have struggled. Bavuma, raised in a poor township in Cape Town, gave South Africa a feel-good moment after the pressure they have been under early in this series and in this game. “When I made my debut for South Africa, I came to be a bit more aware and realise the significance behind it more,” said Bavuma, the first black specialist batsman to play for the Proteas. “It’s always been an inspiration for other kids, black African kids, to aspire to.” England were 16-0 in their second innings to lead by 18 after batting out the last six overs of the day. Broad began by bowling Amla for 201 and had Quinton de Kock caught for just five. Between those strikes, Anderson forced out Faf du Plessis to a catch in the slips for 86. The three rapid strikes threatened to derail South Africa’s fightback and leave them still some way behind. But Bavuma and tailender Chris Morris responded with a century stand, the third of the South African innings. Bavuma sent a thick edge down to third man for four for his century and celebrated by removing his helmet and waving his bat excitedly at the crowd in the city where he was born. Bavuma’s family watched from the stands, including his father, who used to be a journalist. “He was here today. He’s quite happy. I’ll see him later tonight. He’ll probably have a few questions as well,” Bavuma said.last_img read more

Ex-AFL General Wins NPP Primary for Nimba Senate Seat

first_imgA former General of the Armed forces of Liberia, Gen. John G. Teah, has won the National Patriotic Party (NPP) primary to contest for the Nimba seat in the upcoming Special Senatorial Elections.General Teah won the NPP primary on a white ballot in the presence of huge crowd that converged at the primary.There were 18 delegates representing the nine electoral districts in Nimba including the party’s provincial leaders.General Teah on 27th May 2014 declared his intention to contest the special senatorial election slated for October this year.In a well-attended meeting, General Teah told Nimbaians that he stood for the cause of the county just as some did and can boast of, and therefore he should be given the chance by voting him to occupy the senatorial seat in the upcoming election. “As one of those who fought for the safety of Nimba, I think, I should be given the chance and I need your support to contest the senatorial seat,” Teah stated at the gathering.He added that they all as liberators deserve the rights to represent the county and it was not incumbent upon one person.  He did not call a name of anyone in connection to the “one person” mentioned.“Nine years is enough for a person.  So this time, we need your support to go there, too,” he added.Making reference to late South African President and world icon Nelson Mandela, Gen. Teah, said when he (Mandela) was freed from jail and became president of South Africa, he served for a term.He added that Mandela did not contend that he was the liberator to over stay in power.General John G. Teah was among top generals who fought along with the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) led by convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.He also served as AFL General during Taylor’s presidency and was among those who were demobilized from the AFL when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power in 2006.He entered politics in 2011 and contested one of the Representative seats in Nimba, but lost to Garrison Yealue.His coming into the senatorial race might pose a serious threat to incumbent Senator Prince Johnson, who emerged from a military background and grabbed the seat in 2005 through his military popularity.Presently, the political field in Nimba is gradually getting crowded, with more Nimbaians including former Superintendent Edith Weh, Cllr. Yamein Quiqui Gbeisay, Dr. Joseph D. Z. Kotoe, Dr. Kardikeh Rex Dahn, and Peter Weatoe all gearing up to grab the single political seat.The Development Superintendent Teeko Yorlay, who appears to be the young people’s favorite, is also among those who have declared their intentions for the seat.Former General Teah like his contenders, said in his remarks before the primary that if elected, he would unite the citizens of Nimba.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Canadian citizen dies in accident at Lethem

first_imgAn early Sunday morning accident in which an SUV drove off a bridge and ended up in a creek on the Manari Trail in Lethem, Region 9, has claimed the life of an elderly Canadian citizen who had been travelling in the vehicle.The dead man has been identified as 87-year-old Brandis Kennedy, who had been visiting from Canada.According to Police reports, pickup truck PKK 6060, owned and driven by 32-year-old Anthony Pillew of Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara, was proceeding east along the Manari Trail at about 3:10hrs on Sunday when the incident occurred.Pillew reportedly lost control of his SUV while crossing the Manari Bridge, and the vehicle landed about 30 feet below the structure and then became submerged.Shortly after, passers-by removed the duo from the vehicle and rushed them to the Lethem Hospital.The Canadian citizen was pronounced dead on arrival at that medical institution, while Pillew was admitted and treated for abrasions.Kennedy’s body remains at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.last_img read more

Swansea 2-1 Arsenal: Gomis and Sigurdsson on target in comeback

first_imgBafetimbi Gomis scored his first Premier League goal as Swansea came from a goal down to shock Arsenal with a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium.In pouring rain, the France striker headed in the winner, but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s spectacular free-kick was the goal of the day as the club moved into fifth place, one point above the Gunners.Alexis Sanchez scored his eighth Premier League goal in ten games to give Arsenal the lead, but they surrendered that in a matter of minutes.In a lively first half Swansea always looked more likely to score first and very nearly did, but Sigurdsson’s free-kick was headed out of danger by Calum Chambers.Chambers was in the thick of it again when Wilfried Bony went down claiming he was shoved by the Arsenal stopper, while ten minutes before the half-time, Bony played in Marvin Emnes only for the forward to shoot straight at Wojciech Szczesny.As the half wore on, though, Arsenal found their footing and some brilliant play by Danny Welbeck forced former Gunner Lukasz Fabianski into making a good save at his near post to keep the England striker out. Aaron Ramsey’s sweetly struck volley then whizzed past the post moments later.After the restart, it was Arsenal who came closest through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following nice work from Sanchez, but he could not get enough power in his shot.With an hour gone, it was Oxlade-Chamberlain again causing problems.The 21-year-old picked up the ball in the middle and darted through the Swans’ defence where Santi Cazorla continued the attack, finding Welbeck on the right, whose low pass across the 18-yard box found Sanchez unmarked and it was an easy finish for the Chile international.However, Kieran Gibbs later presented the home side with the perfect chance to equalise when he brought down Modou Barrow 30 yards out.Sigurdsson stood over the ball and gave Szczesny no chance as he curled it into the top corner and Arsenal had barely got the game back underway when Gomis powered Swansea in front.Jefferson Montero, not for the first time in the match, skinned Chambers on the flank and Gomis, on for Bony just minutes earlier, rose highest to head in the Ecuador winger’s cross.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger threw on Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere for the final ten minutes but they failed to inspire an equaliser, and the Liberty was rocking when the full-time whistle sounded. Bafetimbi Gomis scores for Swansea against Arsenal 1last_img read more

Chievo president pursuing ‘dream’ deal for Liverpool striker

first_imgChievo have not given up hope of pulling off an audacious swoop for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.The Italy international is expected to leave Anfield this summer but has so far failed to seal a move to get his career back on track.It had been suggested that AC Milan would sign him permanently but they appear to have gone off the idea after he managed just one goal in 20 Serie A appearances on loan last term.Then Ajax and Besiktas were both mooted as potential admirers but neither firmed up their interest with a suitable offer.One of the most left-field rumours has been Chievo, who finished ninth in Serie A last year, although it was suggested that Balotelli would be well out of their budget.But president Luca Campedelli has refused to rule out a ‘dream’ move for the 25-year-old forward.“Dreaming doesn’t cost anything,” he is quoted as saying by the Gazzetta dello Sport.“At the moment, it does remain a dream because we know that it would be very difficult to pull off such a move.“We must take into account the obvious difficulties in economic terms but it is something we are looking at.” 1 Mario Balotelli in action for AC Milan last_img read more

Magnificent Milford make history as they book their place in Division One

first_imgMilford GAA club have created history and will play in Division One next season following their three-point home win over Glenfin.Danny O’Donnell in his first year in charge has had an incredible year, and has gained promotion to the big time for a club plying their trade in Division Four just a few short years ago.The former Naomh Muire manager has been a revelation since taking over, and has built on the solid foundations that had been planted by the previous managerial teams at the club. Cathal McGettigan and Christopher Barrett were in sensational form, with the pair contributing ten points between them.McGettigan landed some great scores from placed balls, while Barrett continually drove at the heart of the Glenfin defence.Substitute Kyle Black netted a crucial goal in the second-half, and they managed to keep Glenfin at bay to record a 1-15 to 2-09 victory. That result ensured that Milford will play in Division One next season, what an incredible achievement by everybody associated with the club.They’ll be some partying done in Milford tonight!The weekend could get even better for Milford if SP Barrett can lead Donegal to the All-Ireland minor final.Magnificent Milford make history as they book their place in Division One was last modified: August 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAMilfordnewsPromotionSportlast_img read more


first_imgTERMON A SIDE – WINNERS OF THE SENIOR TITLECONGRATULATIONS to the ladies gaelic footballers of Termon and Glenfin on picking up the Gaeltacht titles in Glencolmcille on Sunday.Termon A picked up the senior title with a win over Glenfin in the final.St Naul’s won the Junior title with a final win over Termon B. ST NAUL’S: WINNERS OF THE GAELTACHT JUNIOR TITLESENIOR FINALISTS GLENFINJUNIOR FINALISTS TERMON B   DONEGAL LADIES GFA: TERMON AND ST NAUL’S TAKE GAELTACHT TITLES was last modified: May 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL LADIES GFA: TERMON AND ST NAUL’S TAKE GAELTACHT TITLESlast_img read more

Warden demoted for show at prison

first_imgLANCASTER – The warden of the state prison in Lancaster is being demoted as the result of a controversy concerning sexually explicit and racial material from comics who performed at the facility in May. Warden Charles Harrison of California State Prison, Los Angeles County, is being demoted to associate warden over the May 4 show that spurred at least one whistle-blower complaint. The show and other alleged incidents of sexual harassment will be the subject of a hearing next week, said Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, chairman of the Select Committee on Prison Construction and Operations. “They created a hostile work environment in which female guards were placed in jeopardy by comedians’ sexually suggestive material,” Bermudez said. The performance featured comedians who have been featured on Comedy Central and BET television networks, including Yvette Obiefule, Joe Arrigoni, Michael Boner, John Gold, Toby Williams, Dave Summers and Matthew Stasukevich. The show was staged for about 300 minimum-security inmates. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals At one point in the performance, one of the comics asked the male inmates how many packs of cigarettes a female would be worth, referring to two female Corrections Department employees who were at the facility at the time, according to a whistle-blower complaint filed May 18 by Lt. Charles Hughes. Both female employees were offended and left the area after that comment, according to Hughes’ complaint. A union representative, Hughes has filed 22 complaints in regard to the prison’s operations. At another point in the performance, a female comic wore a sexual toy. Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, said she viewed a videotape of the performance and found the show appalling. “It was the most degrading video I have ever seen for African-Americans, women, Muslims. It (the performance) should have been stopped,” Runner said. last_img read more


first_imgANIMAL welfare experts have made an urgent appeal for help after these five pups were found dumped at the side of a road.Donegal Pet Rescue is urgently seeking a foster bitch to help care for the animals.Ryan McCauley from DPR told Donegal Daily: “We got a call this morning to our helpline from a member of the public who was out walking in the Ballbofey area and came across a box. “He told us that there was pups in the box. We met him this morning in Letterkenny pets and we were horrified to see five labrador cross pups approximately one week old inside.”The charity urgently need a foster bitch to help these pups survive as milk from a lactating bitch will hopefully keep them alive at this tender young age.“We also want to appeal to the public for any information on who might of dumped these wee pups in such a manor as to leave them to die and we are very worried for the welfare of the mother of these pups,” said Ryan.“We at Donegal Pet Rescue are horrified that in this day and age with so much help available that someone can be so cruel as to put 5 pups in a box and leave them at the side of the road and God only knows what state the poor mother is in.” He added: “So please if anybody has a lactating bitch that might let these poor wee pups latch on then please get in contact with Donegal Pet Rescue , we will provide you will all the help we can to keep these little darling alive to they are strong enough to wean and hand feed.”Email Ryan on or via DPR Facebook page. HORROR AS FIVE PUPS FOUND DUMPED IN A BOX was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeyletterkennypups abandonedlast_img read more

TD calls for end to anxiety over funding at Seaview House

first_imgThomas Pringle TD is calling on the Minister for Health and Donegal Minister Joe McHugh to secure funding for Seaview House and end the uncertainty residents and staff hold over its future.Deputy Pringle’s call comes amid reports that RehabCare services are under threat of closure due to funding problems.RehabCare supports 3,000 people with disabilities and their families every day across the country but the charity has warned that services will have to be withdrawn by 2020 unless urgent funding of €2 million can be provided by the State. Deputy Pringle says the staff and residents at Seaview House Respite Care in Mountcharles are fearful for what the future holds for the house if the provider is terminated.He said: “This shortfall of funding for RehabCare by the Government means day, residential and respite services like Seaview House in Donegal will be under threat. Understandably this is causing a lot of anxiety for services users and families of Seaview House.“I have been receiving a number of correspondences from concerned constituents who recognise the vital services Seaview House provides.“Residents, families and staff members have been through enough when it comes to maintaining service provision at Seaview House. They have fought to save services from persistent staff shortages after which the HSE decided to outsource provision to a third party, in this case RehabCare. “At the time I was cautious of the move as I felt the HSE could more easily absolve itself of responsibilities when it came to Seaview House. Now we are in a situation where clearly the HSE is exercising its budgetary power at the cost to the service users and their families of this vitally important service.”Independent TD for Donegal has today called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister Joe McHugh to address the funding shortfall for all services provided by RehabCare in Donegal.He said: “I am aware that RehabCare is to meet with the Minister for Health next week and I would urge that the Minister for Health as well as Minister McHugh, on behalf of RehabCare services in Donegal, work to address this impasse.“I have written to Minister Simon Harris expressing the important of securing long-term funding once and for all for these vital services so that residents, families and staff members do not have to go through the turmoil of funding insecurity again,” concluded Pringle.TD calls for end to anxiety over funding at Seaview House was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:seaview houselast_img read more