… Caribbean CricketFor reasons not quite plausible to this Eyewitness, Florida isn’t technically IN the Caribbean even though it juts almost all the way to Cuba, which is. Go figure. But Thursday night Florida was dragged all the way into the British Caribbean via the latter’s most distinctive signifier – cricket, glorious cricket!And glorious it was indeed. Now this wasn’t the first time Cricket was played in Florida. There’d been several one-off matches over the years that brought a taste of the old life to countless thousands of West Indians in the US. They could enjoy the best of both worlds – the comforts of the US with the uninhibited joy of West Indian cricket!But this time it was different. The match between our own Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents is the first of six scheduled by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that’re intended to be the beachhead for establishing cricket as a permanent game in the US. Now some old heads might be wondering if the US was once a colony of England, how come it doesn’t have “indigenous” cricket, like say, Australia. Well… there WAS cricket played against Australia and Britain even after the 1776 breakaway. But most folks figure the five-day leisurely pace of Test Cricket was just too drawn out for a new nation in a hurry to become a super power!Americans then and Americans now don’t have the patience or the time for Test cricket. So enter T20 cricket. However you cut it, slice it or dice its origin – this format of the game’s tailor made for the US. And it’s probably the reason that vagabond, Texan con-man Sandford beamed some of the games of his short-lived tournaments into that country. The hitting, fielding, uniforms, dugouts, and more to the point – the length of a T20 – game isn’t much different from that most American of sports – baseball.Be as it may, the first game was an absolute delight – especially for all the fans of Guyanese origin that showed up at the ground. And the pitch was just the thing the doctor ordered – it didn’t inhibit either fine cricket batting or power hitting. Their Warriors won in fine style and the fans celebrated in even finer West Indian style. The bowling of the Warriors just overwhelmed the Tridents and they were restricted to a still respectable 142 runs. The Warriors made short work of that though! Sixes and fours were hammered at regular intervals,The game hadn’t even been finished when the Indian Cricket Board indicated it wanted to schedule a T20 series with the WI.Cricket’s beachhead is secured!…fearSeems the Opposition Leader’s having everything – including the kitchen sink – thrown at him for saying, “democracy, Indo Guyanese and rural Guyanese are under attack in Guyana by the Government”. And imagine he’s head of a party that’s composed of primarily of Indo-Guyanese – just as APNU in Government has mostly African Guyanese members. He’s been accused of “race baiting”.To the virulent critics coming out of the woodwork, the Government wasn’t “race baiting” when it accused the PPP Government of being complicit in “killing 400 Afro Guyanese youths” with no evidence. Head of the TUC wasn’t “race baiting when he claimed “Economic genocide against African Guyanese” with no evidence.But the PPP’s Gail Teixeira HAS produced evidence: On a dozen State Boards – including GuySuCo’s – Indians, 40% of the country, comprise an average of just 17% of Board Members! And none of the dozens of Presidential Advisors are Indian Guyanese.So is it a case of “goat bite Indians” or they’re not qualified?!…ignoranceSherod Duncan admitted he wasn’t too bright in school. He just showed nothing’s changed. He obviously just crammed for his exams and never learnt critical thinking.Imagine him saying “race has no relevance”. Say that to African-Americans being shot by “their policemen”!Or Guyanese Indians who can’t sit on the aforementioned Boards.
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The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s soccer team defeated the Nipissing Lakers 2-1 on Saturday, October 20 at Varsity Stadium.HOW IT HAPPENED: Fourth-year striker Natasha Klasios opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, giving the Blues a 1-0 lead.In the 77th minute, team captain Chelsea Cheung added another goal for the Blue & White, sliding one past Mykaela Volpe to bring Toronto’s lead to 2-0.Ten minutes later, Nipissing’s Abby Wroe scored for the Lakers but Toronto would hold onto to secure the three points.Third-year Blues goalkeeper Vanna Staggolis tallied six saves in the win.With the win, the Blues remain in sixth place in the OUA East division with one regular season match remaining. Toronto needs a win or a tie tomorrow to secure a playoff berth. UP NEXT: The Blues host Laurentian (4-7-4) tomorrow (Oct. 21). Game time is set for 3:00 p.m., at Varsity Stadium.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.Print Friendly VersionPrint Friendly Version Live Stats Preview Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Matchup History Next Game: Laurentian University 10/21/2018 | 3:00 p.m.
1 Head coach Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been “penalised” by the Premier League fixture schedulers who have granted his side just one full day’s preparation for Saturday’s clash with Manchester City.Chelsea claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to top Champions League Group C with two wins from two games.The Premier League champions play City at 1730BST on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s side beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, while Chelsea are expected to return to London at around 0400BST on Thursday morning following their post-match flight from Madrid.“In this case I think we are a bit penalised,” Conte said.“To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right.“Honestly I’m very surprised to see that this big game we have to play on Saturday, not on Sunday. I don’t understand why.”Conte says the international break which follows the City contest means it was less necessary for the game to be played on Saturday.“There is the international break. It’s very difficult to understand,” Conte added.The Italian insisted Chelsea would be ready, but he may delay selecting his team until Saturday afternoon.“Maybe I’ll wait until one hour, two hours before playing,” Conte added.“This type of game (against Atletico) you use a lot of physical and mental energy. I want to speak with everyone and then to make the best decision.“(But) to play a big game is better because we can keep the concentration very high.”Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi proved there is life after Diego Costa as Chelsea fought back to win in Atletico’s first European game at their new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano home.Costa, whose return to Atletico was completed on Tuesday, watched on as Chelsea responded from David Luiz’s needless concession of a penalty scored by Antoine Griezmann.Former Real Madrid striker Morata headed in Eden Hazard’s cross for his seventh goal in eight games for Chelsea, before Batshuayi struck with the final kick of the game.Conte praised the “personality” of his side’s performance as Chelsea became the first English side to win at Atletico, who had been unbeaten in their previous 11 home games against English opposition.He said: “You can win, but if you win only to defend, to go and counter attack there isn’t the right satisfaction.“Instead to come here and to show we are ready to play… it’s very important.“We must play always with the same personality, the same desire to play football and to try through the play to deserve to win.“The answer tonight was very positive.”Atletico boss Diego Simeone conceded his side were second best.Simeone said: “Chelsea were the better team. The draw was a good result for us, but at the very end they had the patience to move the ball round very well and scored at the last second.“We couldn’t really play our game because our rival was better. They had better intensity, they were better at a tactical level.“We were never comfortable. It was a fair victory for Chelsea because they just played better.” Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Trevor Sinclair hopes the exciting new additions to Arsenal’s squad can help Mesut Ozil rediscover his enthusiasm for football.A new-look Gunners side take on Burnley at the Emirates this lunchtime – live on talkSPORT – and Ozil remains absent from the squad following a combination of security concerns and illness. LATEST talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… Sinclair has no doubts about Ozil’s quality New job Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 2 AFP or licensors on target OFF What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LIVE on talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS FAREWELL Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers latest Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested deals “Believe me, he wouldn’t be at the top if he wasn’t bothered. I just hope these new players inspire him to find himself again.”Ceballos, the Spain Under-21 midfielder, has been handed a debut start in the Premier League for the visit of Burnley on Saturday.And Sinclair believes the Real Madrid loanee could be the pick of Arsenal’s summer signings.“The jury is still out on Pepe, because I haven’t seen him do it in the Premier League yet,” Sinclair added. Arsenal’s new midfield ace Dani Ceballos starts against Burnley Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTReading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 2 “Ceballos is an unbelievable talent and I can’t wait for him to get going.“Brace yourselves. He is going to get bums off seats, for sure.“He’s so clever, one of the brightest players I’ve seen and if he can deal with the intensity of the Premier League, I’ve got no doubt he’s going to be a hit at Arsenal.“When you’re a young player, you’re fearless. You do feel you could be the difference. I honestly believe he’s a really special player.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – starting with Arsenal vs Burnley. With the likes of Dani Ceballos arriving at the club, Ozil would’ve hoped to prove his worth from the start of the new Premier League season, but he was forced to miss the opening day victory over Newcastle after being caught up in a north London gang war alongside Sead Kolasinac.The former Germany international has been questioned in recent seasons for his performance levels, but Sinclair believes the new signings can inspire Ozil to reach his best.“Sometimes people look at Ozil and say, ‘He’s too laid back, he’s this, he’s that’,” the ex-England winger told talkSPORT.com. Getty “There are a lot of negative things said about Ozil, but for me, he’s got quality.“When new players come into a squad that bring quality to the table, that could inspire him and captivate his enthusiasm for the game.“I hope it does, because I’ve been a big fan of his, and at times I think he looks like he’s not bothered because of the way he strolls around the pitch and his mannerisms.
AFP OR LICENSORS Barnsley vs Bristol City (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Bournemouth vs Man United (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Swansea (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Preston (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Live on talkSPORT 1 The weekend starts with talkSPORT where SIX games are live across the network Jamie Carragher has backed Steven Gerrard to boss Liverpool one day.Gerrard is an Anfield legend, having played 707 times for the club in a 17-year spell and captaining them to Champions League glory in 2005. Steven Gerrard is hoping to win a Scottish Premiership title with Rangers this season Now, though, he is making a name for himself as a manager with Rangers in Scotland.And Carragher, who played with Gerrard for 15 years on Merseyside, could see him eventually succeed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.He told the Liverpool ECHO: “Why not? There will be a clamour for probably a lot of people I think whenever Jurgen Klopp decides his time is up at Liverpool but hopefully that’s a long way away.“There’s no doubt Steven Gerrard will come into that because of the job he’s doing at Rangers but also because he’s a Liverpool legend. “He’s doing a fantastic job at Rangers so that will certainly help him.”Klopp has transformed Liverpool into Premier League title contenders since replacing Brendan Rodgers in 2015.The German won his first piece of silverware with the Reds when his side beat Tottenham in the Champions League final last season.Klopp has even tipped Gerrard to replace him in the Anfield dugout.“If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny [Dalglish] would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow,” Klopp said.“If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can. If someone gets your job, it’s not about them, it’s about you not being good enough.“I’m old enough to know that I give this job everything. I’m not a genius, I’m not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent. If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Bournemouth vs Manchester United
Which is your favorite? Do you know of any other sites that decorate for the holidays? Let us know in the comments! Tags:#humor#web Google and Yahoo! have for a long time customized their logos on numerous holidays throughout the year. This practice has been going on for years, and its hard to tell who was doing it first (Google’s first “doodle” logo appeared in 1999, for Yahoo! that information is harder to come by — if anyone knows when they first started modifying their logo for holidays, please chime in!). More recently, Ask got in on the act.Today, being Thanksgiving (a major US holiday) is no different. All three have spruced up their logos in the celebratory spirit (they are the only members of the “big 5” search engines to do so). Presented below are the Thanksgiving day logos from Google, Yahoo! and Ask. [Correction:AOL also has a holiday logo, and the post has been updated to include it!] Which is your favorite? Which company consistently provides the best holiday logo modifications? Share your thoughts in the comments.GoogleGoogle’s logos have for a long time been drawn by in-house graphic designer Dennis Hwang. Today, Hwang is in charge of all of Google’s web masters, but designing logo doodles is still about 20% of his job. This year, Google takes a traditional approach with a couple of turkeys sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal (but, I wonder what they’re eating?). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… AskAsk has always been sort of the odd man out, doing things their own way. Not content to modify their logo, they often modify their entire page. Today’s page sports a background made of turkey (well, a very close up picture of a turkey). Honestly, it’s a bit creepy — I mean, really, whose turkey is that shiny in real life? Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… josh catone 1 AOLThanks to reader Boris who pointed out that AOL does indeed have a holiday logo (I had only checked their search page — whoops!). Presented below in all its plainness, AOL’s holiday alteration is certainly the most “safe” on our list. A buckle hat and some fallen leaves. Cute, but hardly lighting the world on fire (or inspiring acid flashbacks, like one of the logos above — wait, maybe that’s a good thing). Yahoo!For the past few years, Yahoo! has taken to using Flash to animate its holiday logos. That makes for some really fun results, and today is no exception. Their Thanksgiving logo includes a cornucopia spilling traditional holiday fare, and some food (corn, potatoes, pumpkin, pie) that is magically transformed into a group of happy dancers by a falling buckle hat. A bit odd? You bet, but it’s a lot of fun, too.
5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout mike melanson 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Google#Multimedia#NYT#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts The experiment begins by asking you for “the address of the home where you grew up”and you quickly begin seeing images pulled directly from Google Street View and birds-eye-view satellite imagery from Google Maps of your childhood neighborhood. Google Creative Lab tech lead and co-creator of the project Aaron Koblin told Wired magazine that they were “excited about breaking out of the traditional 4:3 or 16:9 video box, and thinking about how we could take over the whole browser experience.” Koblin also noted the importance of “incorporating data-feeds on the fly, and tailoring the experience to the individual.”According to Chris Milk, HTML5 is still in its “infancy” but he sees the browser as the next artistic medium, because of its ability to allow for interaction between the art and the user. The entire experiment showcases a number of HTML5 features, such as the ability to choreograph windows and synchronize music and video between them, use HTML5 for 3D rendering, rotating and zooming of Google Maps satellite imagery and even inserting animated sprites directly over satellite imagery. Beyond the neat tech involved, the experiment is quite the experience and we encourage you to take a look. Google advises (of course) that you use its own browser, Google Chrome, and close down windows and other programs before beginning, as it can be quite processor intensive. And after you take a look, tell us what you think – how long will it be before HTML5 eats Flash’s lunch? Google has released its latest “Chrome Experiment” today in the form of a music video “experience” that takes you, quite literally, back to the streets of your youth. The experiment is the work of writer and director Chris Milk and social media-savvy band Arcade Fire, and it shows off the interactive, artistic and technical capabilities of open-Web tools like HTML5 and Google products like Chrome, Maps and Street View.As Wired magazine’s Eliot Van Buskirk points out, it’s easier to call the entire thing an “experience” rather than a video, as it goes well beyond a traditional music video. Don’t get us wrong – there’s music and there’s video, but there’s also real-time graphics rendering and real-world imagery pulled from Google Maps satellite and Street View imagery. There are multiple windows, with 3D rendered birds flying from one to another and there’s even a sentimental moment when you can pen a note to your younger self. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App
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Kurien New Delhi, Dec 18 (PTI) After the logjam in Rajya Sabha was broken at an all-party meet, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien today said the House cannot be run on rules but by political consensus and asked members to adopt self restraint and not cross the benchmarks or break their oath. “It is not rules, it is actually the self restraint of members, responsibility of members. You cannot run the House by rules only. The House is run by political consensus and self restraint of the members and your adherence to democratic norms,” he told reporters after the all-party meeting convened by Chairman Hamid Ansari. He lauded the Chairmans initiative of convening the all-party meeting to end the logjam and said the step has came at an “appropriate time” as there are three more days left and members agreed to pass six bills and dispose of three more, besides holding discussions on important issues. Ansari convened an all-party meet today attended by leaders of various parties where it was decided to end the logjam with members sitting for extra time to dispose of pending legislations and take up important discussions in Rajya Sabha, which has not been functioning for past few days. Asked if the rules need to be amended to give more powers to the Chairman, the deputy chairman said, “Even if you amend the rules, the same thing can happen. I dont think the amendment of the rules is the final solution. But that will also help.” Kurien, however, refused to give a direct reply on whether rules should be amended or not. “I dont want to comment. But there is a feeling, some suggestions are there. Infact, honble chairman himself once suggested amendment of the rules. I think it may be taken up,” he said. Asked if the weapon of suspending a member be given to the Chair, he said, “I dont want to say that. I am only saying the present position. There is a feeling, including some journalists say why not you suspend these members and proceed. In Rajya Sabha rule book there is no such procedure. In Lok Sabha Honble can do without a motion. “Here, Honble chairman or I can do only if a motion is moved and passed in the House. And going by the composition of the House, do you think such a motion will be passed here. So we are trying our best to run the house….” he said. Kurien said “we were trying our best to run the House every day” and all weapons at their disposal like persuasion, appealing, requesting and even cajoling were used.advertisementAnsari had at a meeting of the Rules Committee of the Upper House reportedly sought change of rules to allow more powers to the Chair to suspend members creating frequent disruptions and hamper its functioning. PTI SKC RG