COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews testified before police yesterday over a complaint that some national team players have been approached by a person with an offer to fix matches for money.Financial crimes investigators interviewed Mathews for several hours.”They wanted to know, as the captain, if I knew anything in detail. I answered all the questions,” Mathews said outside the police station. “We all want this game to be clean. Whoever has done something wrong, we want them brought before the court.”Mathews said the inquiry was only about the match-fixing approaches reported by players, not against the players themselves.”The cricketers felt really uncomfortable in the last few days because they were the ones who came forward and reported this to the ICC (International Cricket Council) and SLC,” Mathews said.The questioning came a day after Sri Lanka Cricket, the sport’s local governing body, suspended senior fast bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake for links with a practice bowler who is said to have brought the offers.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and opening batsman Kusal Perera reported the approaches to the authorities.Samaranayake, who has been working with the fast bowling academy for many years and helped in the development of many leading bowlers, has been suspended for two months pending an inquiry. The net bowler identified as Gayan Wishwajith has been banned from all cricket activities.- AP
0Shares0000Joachim Loew said the chants of “Sieg Heil” bring shame on Germany © AFP / THOMAS KIENZLEBERLINBERLIN, Germany, Sep 3 – Germany coach Joachim Loew on Sunday dubbed as “shameful” Nazi-era chanting by a hardcore group of “so-called fans” during a World Cup qualifier.The chants of “Sieg Heil” (Hail Victory) came from a 200-strong group of travelling fans in Friday’s 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague. They also whistled during the minute’s silence before kick-off for two deceased Czech officials. The chants were particularly embarrassing from a German perspective as they came on the anniversary of the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, which started World War II in 1939.“I can’t turn directly to sporting questions without commenting on what happened in Prague,” Loew said at the start of a press conference ahead of Monday’s qualifier against Norway in Stuttgart, victory in which could secure Germany’s place in Russia next year.“I’m full of anger and I’m very much shaken to see that some so-called fans use football, and an international match, for their deplorable demonstrations. They bring shame on our country,” Loew said, hailing his players’ decision to not applaud the block where away fans were gathered at the end of the match, as is customary.“I am favourable to very severe sanctions against these troublemakers. We don’t want them, we’re not their national team, and they’re not our fans.“Given our history, it’s very important for us to represent our country in a dignified fashion and its values of tolerance, respect and openness to the world. These troublemakers demean this image.”Loew also called on fans in Stuttgart to lay off Timo Werner, who was verbally abused by German fans during the victory in Prague despite scoring the opening goal after four minutes.The 21-year-old RB Leipzig forward is unpopular after diving to win a penalty during a controversial Bundesliga match last season at Schalke.“This behaviour by some fans is unworthy,” Loew said.“These insults against Timo are extremely painful. He made a mistake and recognised that. I now call for the public to treat him like a full-time player of the national team.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Right now, I don’t want to show any favoritism,” she said. “I’m wishing each of them stay true to their goal of keeping children’s needs first, keeping scores high and working with English learners.” Zamora, 58, will continue to work as a teacher’s aide at Santa Fe Springs’ Family Center preschool. She has been working for the city’s child-care program for more than five years and has lived in Santa Fe Springs since 1975. Zamora is married and has six children. She became involved in education politics while her children attended Jersey Elementary School in Santa Fe Springs. For her, politics were personal. She had dropped out of high school in the 11th grade because she struggled with English, her second language. Her parents spoke Spanish at home. Politics was a way to help others who also struggled while making America their new home and English their second language, Zamora said. SANTA FE SPRINGS — Hilda Zamora, a Little Lake City School District school board incumbent, has announced she is dropping out of the race, leaving only three candidates running for two open seats. Zamora explained at Tuesday’s school board meeting that she is giving up her bid for another term due to health problems and family priorities. She wouldn’t elaborate on her health problems. Zamora said she supports candidates Gina Almanza-Ramirez and Ronald Gonzalez-Lawrence. She added that she knows little about candidate Mercedes Uribe. “I became the district’s bilingual committee president, and then was a parent-trainer for the district,” she said. “I taught parents how to know more about their children’s education. We had speakers about immigration and health, and gave them all kinds of training.” She wanted to give others what she hadn’t been given: help with her education. After Zamora’s announcement, candidate Gonzales-Lawrence said he was sad to see her drop out of the race. “I’ve known her a number of years and am sad to see her go,” he said. “It increases my chances of winning and I’m excited about that.” The other candidates were not available for comment. Earlier this year, board member Janet Rock decided not to run for another term. — Sandy Mazza can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, or by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Raiders announced their 2019 preseason schedule Tuesday morning, and it includes one nationally televised game and a matchup at an undetermined neutral site.The Raiders begin the preseason hosting the defending Super Bowl runner-up Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland Coliseum before visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PST on ESPN. The Cardinals own the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that matchup could pit the Raiders against rookie quarterback Kyler Murray if …
Tags:#Lists#web Related Posts After publishing her book about social capital and the power of social networking,The Whuffie Factor, Tara Hunt is doing what any change agent does. She’s changing. She’s quit her job, purchased a winnebago and coerced five friends to karaoke across the country with her. Wuffaoke Or Bust is a cross-country road trip where six crooners and one pug will live stream their 13-city karaoke tour from San Francisco to Montreal. Think of it as a Rental Car Rally with a talent competition or Bullrun Rally with geeks instead of “petrolsexuals.”The group plans on tweeting, blogging, photo blogging and live streaming the event. If you’d like to plan your own wired road trip, here are a few tools that can help you get started:SHARED TRAVEL PLANNING: Both Tripit and Dopplr are fantastic tools for keeping track of itineraries and sharing travel plans with friends. Meanwhile Gliider is a great tool for saving large blocks of trip-related text and syncing them to offline folders. gliider from jared richardson on Vimeo.DIRECTIONS: TeleNav provides GPS services for a number of mobile devices including the iPhone. The tool offers voice driving directions, spoken address recognition, rerouting for accidents and traffic jams, and locates wireless hotspots, the lowest gas prices, parking lots and ATMs. TomTom for iPhone is also expected to be a great tool as the docking station doubles as a charger. FOOD: Many of us are familiar finding food with the Yelp and Urbanspoon iPhone apps; however, if you want an authentic road trip experience you might want to consult Roadfood. This site lays claim to the “most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America.” We get heart palpitations just looking at the heaping plates of pulled pork, burgers and ribs. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to picnic with something more healthy and sustainable, Local Harvest’s farmer’s market finder coupled with the Locavore iPhone app offer users the chance to find local in-season produce. Locallectual offers a similar tool with their iLocavore app. VIDEOS & PHOTOS: One way to get images up quickly is to stream them directly from your camera. Eye-Fi uses a wireless connection to upload photos and videos directly to your Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picassa accounts. If you want to live stream sans touch ups or editing, Eye-Fi is an extremely useful cordless solution. Other mobile streaming video and image options include Qik, Flixwagon, Stickam, Justin.tv and Kyte Producer. GEO-TAGGING: AroundShare is a mobile application that allows users to publish photos to Google Maps. Meanwhile, Flickr’s users can also organize their videos and photos on a map via the site’s geo-tagging features. As for geo-based discovery, Flickr mobile utilizes the locational features of the Android and iPhone and allows members to explore public photos from nearby sites.TRACKING:Google Latitude lets users share their location on a map in real time from their phones or computers. Maps can be embedded in public websites and road trippers appear as moving dots on the map. Imagine your best friend surprising you with Thai food just as you pull up to your hotel. Services like Brightkite and Loopt also broadcast your location; however, these services are based on push notifications rather than real time tracking. TELLING THE STORY: The Whuffaoke group is using Dipity to aggregate their media. The service allows users to upload their Tweets, blog posts and photo sets to a map, time line and flip book interface. The nice thing about this tool is that it can either be embedded (as seen here) or shared via Facebook, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Reddit or Digg. Other tools to aggregate road trip-related media include JS-Kit’s Echo, Disqus or an embedded hashtag feed. whuffaoke on Dipity. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave liberty to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri, against whom several cases are lodged in West Bengal, to approach the Calcutta High Court for anticipatory bail to enable them to participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll. The apex court said its interim order of December 12, 2018, in which it had said that no coercive action be taken till next date of hearing, will continue to operate until further orders. “We request the High Court not to go into the issue of maintainability by relegating to the different sessions courts in whose jurisdiction the FIRs (against them) are lodged,” a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said. No delay“If such applications for anticipatory bail are filed within four days from today, it is expected that the HC shall take them up expeditiously and dispose them in accordance with law without delay including grant of ad-interim orders to its satisfaction,” said the Bench, also comprising Justices M.M. Shantanagoudar and Navin Sinha. The court passed the order on interim plea of Mr. Gurung and Mr. Giri who were seeking protection to enable them to approach the appropriate court for seeking anticipatory bail. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for them, had argued in the apex court that numerous FIRs have been lodged against them and they were “effectively being prevented from participating in the upcoming general election”. ‘Political vendetta’They argued that the State government has “political vendetta” against them.Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for West Bengal, has opposed their plea seeking protection saying FIRs lodged against them were of serious nature. In its order, the Bench said: “Having heard the parties, the prayer for interim relief, in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case, is disposed of with liberty to approach the High Court for grant of anticipatory bail in accordance with law.” The court also made it clear that it has not expressed any opinion on the merits of the matter.Mr. Gurung and Mr. Giri had on Tuesday claimed in the court that the West Bengal government was “vindictive” towards them and has implicated them in various “bogus cases”.‘Incriminating material’ However, the State government alleged that there was incriminating material against them showing their complicity in various cases of heinous nature.Mr. Gurung and Mr. Giri are among the accused in the 2010 Madan Tamang murder case. Besides, several other cases are pending against them in West Bengal. Police have claimed Tamang, who was the All India Gorkha League president, was hacked to death in Darjeeling on May 21, 2010, in broad daylight when he was overseeing preparations for a public meeting.
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