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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar has amassed plenty of records in his illustrious career. He has the highest number of centuries in ODIs and Tests, the most number of runs in both formats and runs against all oppositions and in all countries. Name any record and out comes Tendulkar’s name on top. In Tests, Tendulkar’s ability to score runs against the best opposition attacks made him the absolute gold standard. December 19, in particular, is a memorable day for all Indian and world cricket fans. It was on this day, eight years ago, that Tendulkar became the first and so far, only cricketer to reach 50 Test centuries. He achieved this feat in the 2010 Centurion Test against South Africa.India had gotten off to a bad start. On a green pitch and with plenty of rain heading into the build-up, South Africa won a crucial toss and chose to field. Morne Morkel picked up 5/20 and Dale Steyn ended with 3/34 as India was bundled out for 136. Tendulkar showed his mettle with a solid 36. South Africa amassed 620/4 declared, with Hashim Amla scoring 140 but Jacques Kallis stole the show by registering his maiden double century and he was well supported by AB de Villiers, who blasted five sixes and 12 fours in his knock of 129.Read More | India lose Perth Test to ‘weakest’ Australia by 146 runsIndia put up a better show in the second innings with Gautam Gambhir (80) and Virender Sehwag (63) giving MS Dhoni’s side a great platform for a revival. However, a lower-middle order collapse saw India staring down the barrel and it was left to Dhoni and Tendulkar to once again revive India’s fortunes. Both shared a 172-run stand for the seventh wicket, with Dhoni in particular batting in an aggressive manner. Tendulkar still had time to create his own personal history and he became the first batsman to reach 50 Test centuries when he drove Steyn to the deep extra cover region for a single. The celebrations that echoed around Centurion were testament to his greatness.Read More | Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis script unique history in draw against NZHowever, when Dhoni was dismissed for 90, the end seemed near. Bad light forced the Test to be dragged into the fifth day.  India could last only seven more overs as they were bowled out for 459, with Tendulkar unbeaten on 111. India lost by an innings and 25 runs but for Tendulkar, the tour proved to be resounding success as he smashed his 51st Test century in the same series in Cape Town. Tendulkar survived a fierce spell from Steyn and Morkel to cement his reputation as one of the greatest the game has ever had. last_img read more


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first_imgAs a sports editor for the Badger Herald, I was routinely asked by friends and family this summer what I think UW’s chances are of rebounding from last year’s depressing 7-6 season.last_img


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first_imgThe Technical Directorate of the Ghana Football Association has denied reports that the technical heads of the various national women teams have been disbanded.Media reports claimed the Ghana FA after assessing the one year mandate handed the coaches were dissatisfied with their performance.Out of three national women’s teams only the Black Maidens scored full marks by winning bronze at the 2012 FIFA World Cup in Azerbaijan.The Black Princesses team failed to progress from the Group stage at the 2012 World Cup and the Black Queens were eliminated from the qualifiers to the African Women Championship.Akenteng in an interview with Joy Sports stated that, no decision has been taken on the future of the various coaches and their backroom staffs.“The mandate given the coaches was one year so within that time the Ghana FA must sit down and assess the coaches, its after the assessment that we will take a decision but for now we have not taken any decision on any coach,” said Akenteng.last_img read more


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first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City last night approved the first of three readings of ordinances increasing rates for water, sewer, storm sewer and sanitation services.City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the funds from the increases will be used to address infrastructure replacement needs in the community, especially during adverse events.  “It’s water main breaks due to extreme weather, whether it’s flooding due to “I & I” (inflow and infiltration) getting into the sewer systems and causing backups. All of these items really address the dilapidation of infrastructure over the years and the requirement of making continued investments in those funds so that we have reliable utilities.”Burnett says the costs of maintaining the city’s infrastructure continue to rise.  “The cost of construction has outpaced inflation …it’s been much higher than inflation, but those costs are really being borne by the repairs through increased utility costs. Not to mention there’s more and more regulatory requirements to come down on water and sewer making sure they we are providing very clean high quality water to the individuals who utilize our water utility, but also making sure that we are passing clean waste water when it’s returned to the river.”Burnett says a small increase in funds now is better than deferring to a later time in attempting to address infrastructure issues around the community.  “One of the biggest problems you can run into is if you have deferred maintenance or deferred replacement on a utility, often times you don’t see the impact that until 10, 20, 30, or 40 years down the road. At that point, the cost of replacing all of the miles and miles and miles of water and sewer lines and storm sewers within the community becomes absolutely oppressive on the rate payer because that cost is then all borne at one point. So it’s important to make sure that you’ve got to steady schedule of replacing all of this infrastructure so that we’re not essentially taking this time for ourselves and then our grandchildren are paying all the cost of the maintenance we didn’t do.”The ordinances need to be approved two more times before they go into effect. The water rate increase for a homeowner who averages 500 cubic feet of monthly use would be about $1.19 per month. The sewer rate increase would be about 43 cents per month for the same homeowner. The storm sewer rate increase would be $1 per month over existing rates. The sanitation rate increase will be an additional 55 cents per month, raising the rate from $11.10 to $11.65 per month starting in July.last_img read more


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first_imgLIME SPRINGS — The Iowa Economic Development Authority has approved state incentives for a Howard County beef processing facility. IEDA spokeswoman Jacque Matsen says tax incentives have been approved for Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.  “This is a locally sourced state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Lime Springs. It was previously called Lime Springs Beef and now is changing to Upper Iowa Beef as they look to expand their production capacity,” Matsen says.  She says they want to dramatically increase their production. “They’ve been very successful in their first couple of years of operation and now are looking to add additional square footage onto their existing facility — which will mean they will be able to increase their processing capacity from about 500 head to about 15-hundred head per week,” Matsen explains. The additional capacity will require them to hire more workers. “It’s a total of 75 additional jobs in the community, and it’s an also nearly seven-million dollar capital investment going into the Lime Springs area,” Matsen says. Twenty of the new jobs will have a wage of nearly 22 dollars-an-hour.last_img read more


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first_imgAfter the matches against Eibar and Cultural Leonesa, Atlético will return to the Wanda Metropolitano to receive the Leganés (Sunday, January 26), meeting for which apparently could recover Giménez from the infirmary. Against the Leon team, Cholo could turn to less common players in the eleven as Adam, Arias, Beautiful or Llorente, but with the clear mission of advancing round. In the case of eliminating Cultural, Atlético will play during the week the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey (possibly on the 29th) just before visit the Santiago Bernabéu to play a derby against Real Madrid again (February 1st). Five games in 15 daysTherefore, at best, Atlético will play five games in 15 days with the squad under minimum, which could be six in 19 to advance to the quarterfinals. All taking into account that there is no more physical problem among its players, since some like Morata, Felipe or Saúl accumulate minutes and minutes without rest or alternatives. Although the rojiblanco team works to be able to incorporate a new piece in the attack, with Cavani as the big goal, the negotiations seem complicated and in the case of being completed, dilated over time. The arrival of the Uruguayan would imply some exit to complete the salary limit imposed by LaLiga.A litmus test for the physical state of Atlético and an end of January and beginning of February where the team plays its great options in the League, currently third to five points of the first two classified and the illusions put in the Copa del Rey. In the new cupper format all the matches until the semifinals are a single match, a face to face life or death where Simeone will not be able to speculate if he wants to avoid scares. And on the horizon, on February 18, Liverpool waits. The calendar is squeezed and Cholo will have to squeeze his players, almost certainly turning to Atleti B, to continue competing for everything. So, Simeone stays with 18 players to face next week, but two of them are Vrsaljko, still without medical discharge but already recovered from a cruciate ligament injury of his knee and Saponjic. Two players who have not debuted this course and apparently do not fall into the plans of Cholo, who prefers to turn to Atleti B players rather than the Serbian striker. However injuries are also punishing the second team rojiblanco and Germán Valera and Darío Poveda, two of Simeone’s debutantes this season, have fallen long-term injuries. Those of Nacho Fernández need all their pieces as they pursue the dream of promotion and lead the Group I table of Second Division B. Atlético already has a rival to debut in the Copa del Rey: the Cultural Leonesa. The rojiblanco team will begin next Thursday its participation in a tournament where many illusions are put for this season. It will be on January 23 when I visit the Kingdom of León in the round of 16, but before the League will return this Saturday (21:00) with the visit to Ipurua, always complicated fief. The games accumulate and the short red and white squad (22 players) will have to put their physical stage to the limit.A week ago, on January 9, Atlético began in the Spanish Super Cup defeating Barcelona 2-3 in a spectacular comeback. In that encounter lost to Koke, author of the first goal, with a myotendinous lesion in the right thigh That will take you out several weeks. Only three days later he faced in the final against Real Madrid, where the party had to go to the penalty shoot to settle. In the extension Giménez was replaced by a muscular edema in the left leg, an injury that will prevent him from playing on Saturday. The two safe casualties for the match against Eibar join the absences that the team carried Lemar, where the French have a hard time playing again until February and Diego Costa, whose rehabilitation after surgery of a cervical disc herniation goes step by step. last_img read more


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first_imgPres. Weah is expected to sign the Land Rights Act into law anytime soon.President George Weah has made additional appointments in Government, affecting the ministries of Justice and Public Works.Those appointed, according to an Executive Mansion release are: Ministry of JusticeSebastian Farr – Deputy Inspector General/Training and Manpower Development and Commandant, National Police Academy, and Ms. Abigail Wesseh- Deputy Commissioner/Operations, Liberia-Immigration Service.Ministry of Public WorksDave Slewion  –  Assistant Minister Construction, James Reynolds – Assistant Minister/Planning and Programming, and Ms. Kaustella Kailain – Assistant Minister/Operations.Board of Directors of the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Commission Statutory Members:Minister of Public Works – Chair, Minister of Mines and Energy – Member, Minister of Health – Member, Minister of Education – Member, Managing Director/Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation – Member, Director General/National Public Health Institute of Liberia – Member, Executive Director/Environmental Protection Agency – Member, Prince Kreplah/representing Civil Society Organizations involve with WASH initiatives – Member, and Ernest G. Sharpe/representing the private sector – Member.Meanwhile, these appointments/nominations, according to the release, are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgGuyana’s newest trade and agro-processing fair, ‘Uncapped’, is billed for the Sophia Exhibition Complex from October 27 to 29, 2017.The three-day exhibition, food festival and culture show is a collaborative effort between the Government of Guyana, private enterprises, and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA).President of the GMSA, Shyam Nokta, is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the idea behind ‘Uncapped’ is to bring together both large and small agro-producers, entities involved in supporting agro-processing, and agencies and institutions to ensure their products can meet market requirements and access markets.GMSA President Shyam NoktaNokta said the trade fair would also feature a food festival which would provide opportunity to showcase what is being produced locally. Moreover, Uncapped would allow businesses to explore the prospect of working together to create awareness, and promote and expand the agro-processing sector to meet domestic needs, Caribbean needs, and markets further afield.Acknowledging that there are many challenges faced by the local agro-processing sector, Nokta said the work must begin somewhere if the sector is to move forward.“For many years, we have been talking about our potential to not only feed the Caribbean, but to look wider afield. The GMSA recognises that there are many challenges for us to be able to do this, and they range from packaging and marketing to being able to access regional and international markets, and meeting all the requirements. But we felt that, first, we need to start creating the awareness right here at home, because there are many people doing good things that we are not aware of. Why should we have products coming from external sources when those very same products we can make right here?” Nokta reasoned.Meanwhile, Ramsay Ali, Vice President of the GMSA and Events Manager of ‘Uncapped’, emphasised the importance of business owners moving the local agro-processing sector forward. “We are encouraging the shop owners of Guyana — all the shop owners — to come to this event to see exactly what Guyanese are producing that can be used locally instead of imported stuff. We have some good Guyanese products here, but (producers) need help from the Guyanese storekeepers to put those products on their shelves and promote them.”The three-day event will feature an opening ceremony at 17:00hrs on Friday, 27th October. A number of Government officials, including President David Granger and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin, are slated to be at the event.A Culture Night, featuring many local artistes, inclusive of Terry Gajraj and the cast of ‘Nothing to Laugh About’ and Shakti Strings band, will be on Saturday, October 28.The agro fair culminates on Sunday, October 29th, with “a grand” local food festival sponsored by the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL).  According to the organisers, twelve iconic food restaurants in Guyana have been invited to participate, so persons attending would be able to experience and enjoy all the local flavours offered.Other sponsors of the first-time event include IPED, Edward Beharry and Company, Sterling Products Limited, Impressions, Republic Bank, and Banks DIH.last_img read more


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first_imgThat means it will accomodate 14 senior citizens, and Ben says four of the vacancies have already been filled.The open house will run both Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm. Local members are ready to show off Fort St. John’s new Abbeyfield senior’s care facility, during a weekend open house.Ben Bergen is the President, of the local Abbeyfield Society…[asset|aid=157|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ben_Abbeyfield-1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Construction of the facility, at 81-12 96th avenue, began one year ago today…[asset|aid=158|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ben Abbeyfield-2_1_Pub.mp3]The facility has twelve units and two of them are for double occupancy.Advertisementlast_img


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first_imgDuarte offensive lineman Mike Harris signed with UCLA, Bishop Amat linebacker Carlton Fletcher is headed to Army, West Covina defensive back William Wallace is off to Oregon and Damien defensive back Daniel Harper will attend Georgetown. Dennis and Thomas, who are friends despite playing for high schools on opposite sides of the Valley, hope to make an immediate impact as Bulldogs. Thomas will play cornerback and Dennis will be a safety. “It’s a big honor,” Thomas said. “I worked hard throughout my high school career. I wasn’t even a football player when I got to Duarte, but then I met coach (Wardell) Crutchfield and he showed me a lot. He produced it and I’m here now.” Harris, who cleared the way for Thomas and other Falcons weapons, was probably the most high-profile signee of the day. He committed to UCLA soon after the season and gladly made it official on Wednesday morning. “I’m very proud,” said Harris, who is 6-foot-8, 315 pounds. “I fell in love with UCLA during my visit. I know I can be great going to this school. I want to go to the next level after college football and I know this place was just right for me. • Video: Signing Day in Pasadena • Video: Signing Day in SGV Half of Fresno State’s secondary could look very familiar to local high school football fans in a couple of years. “I just hope we can set an example to other guys coming from Duarte and other smaller schools. I just want to be a role model to the younger kids I know and the kids coming up.” The opportunity to play alongside former West Covina teammate Walter Thurmond III was a big reason why Wallace chose Oregon, where he will play defensive back. “When I took my visit, it made me comfortable being up there with Walter,” Wallace said. “I didn’t have the best high school career, but I worked hard and had a lot of people on my side. I’m just blessed to be in this situation and I thank God for it.” Harper, who came out of obscurity and enjoyed a strong senior season at Damien, made probably the most impressive academic signing of the day by choosing Georgetown. “Georgetown, it speaks for itself. It’s a highly academic school,” Harper said. “For me and my family, that was in the forefront of our minds before football, before anything. “I just wanted to go to a school where I could get a great education, and I think Georgetown is the perfect place for me.” Fletcher will leave the Valley as a citizen and eventually leave West Point as a second lieutenant. The linebacker led Amat in tackles this past season. He will switch to safety. Dennis became the latest in a recent line of Division I signees to exit Diamond Ranch. He’s also the latest member of his family to play for the Bulldogs, joining his father and his uncle, Anthony Mosley, who had a cup of coffee in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. St. Lucy’s soccer standout Sara Plutko signed a letter of intent to play at Oregon. aram.tolegian@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Diamond Ranch’s Terrence Dennis and Duarte’s Jermaine Thomas signed letters of intent to become Bulldogs on Wednesday. Dennis and Thomas were among six area football standouts who officially chose their college destinations for next season. last_img read more