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The Rams had their chances, but Brady is too much! (Feb. 6)

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Simply put, that’s how we roll in the “Foot Hills” AKA Penn Hills. I thought 100 percent sure Aaron Donald, the superior two-time defensive player out of Indian Country by way of Pitt, would lead the LA Rams to Lombardi Gold by doing the one and only thing that can stop the Patriots and that’s…take out Brady! And, it almost was done…I guess almost isn’t good enough. I guess the Rams just weren’t good enough…:09—A shoutout to the latest Locker Room inductee for doing the right thing…reading my column every week. To my new main man “Carmen”…of Duquesne University Connection…You are now in the Locker Room.:08—Speaking of inductions, the great Connie Hawkins was inducted into the Pennsylvania Basketball Club Hall of Fame this past weekend. Joining the elite best of the best in the PA basketball family.:07—Put this on the things that make you wonder list. When I watch Stephen Adams play for OKC and dominate in the paint…I wonder what may have gone differently if Coach Jamie Dixon could have kept him for four years. I wonder???:06—Speaking of wondering and Duquesne University…and I was if you were paying attention. I wonder what “The Heck” the NBA has been thinking all these years not inducting Mr. Chuck Cooper in the NBA Hall of Fame! Are you kidding me? The Jackie Robinson of basketball is not in the NBA Hall of Fame. And I bet you didn’t know that. Well, that may change this year. Stay tuned. I’ll keep you posted the next couple weeks.:05—A.B. who? If they can trade Babe Ruth they can trade A.B.…who?:04—A shoutout to my friend Fred Crawford…he of local tennis fame. He’s reading “Overtime” on a weekly basis. And you should be reading, too. And not just my column but the New Pittsburgh Courier front to back. Shame on you, if you’re not a subscriber to the oldest Black publication in America. But, it’s not too late, sign up now…no not tomorrow, right now. Don’t make me come back there! Call 412-481-8302, ext. 134!:03—For the record, if Magic Johnson and LeBron can get Anthony Davis to L.A. the Golden State Warriors can get ready to get ready. And if Kyrie Irving decides to eat some humble pie and make nice with King James…The West Coast party is over!:02—If you’re reading this, it’s not too late for you to join us at the fabulous new social spot of the year, “Sugar and Smoke” in Bloomfield for the 4th Annual Dr. Cyril Wecht Western PA Humanitarian Awards honoring Ms. Joy Starzl, Henry Sowell and Company, Andrew Stockey of WTAE-TV, Bruce Schifino, Robin Cole – former Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl Champion, Ms. Dayna Delgado (yes that Dayna) of the New Pittsburgh Courier and others on Saturday Feb. 9, at noon. Keynote Speaker is Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin “Freight Train” Parker. For information call Achieving Greatness Inc. at 412-628-4856.:01—It’s the long-awaited return of the original Magnificent 7. “Champions Live” Sports Talk Show live at the Savoy, Thursday, Feb. 14. Doors open at 5 p.m., free parking, free admission, cash bar, cash kitchen, family friendly, prizes, surprises, live audience interaction and of course the fabulous sensational models. Call Achieving Greatness Inc for information 412-628-4856.:00—GAME OVER. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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Driver in deadly Agricola crash granted $500,000 bail

first_imgDanion Welcome, the driver of the truck that claimed the life of 7-year-old Ciara Benjamin at Agricola, today (Wednesday) made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan read the charge which stated that on June 1, 2019 at Agricola Public Road, Georgetown, he drove motor lorry GWW 962 in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of Benjamin.Danion WelcomeThe 39-year-old man appeared before Chief Magistrate McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted $500,000 bail. He will make his next court appearance on September 23.Welcome was instructed to lodge his passport with the Court and report every Friday to the Officer in charge at the Ruimveldt Police Station, until the hearing and determination of the trial. His drivers’ license was also suspended for the duration of the Court proceedings.Ciara Benjaminlast_img read more

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2009 Confederations Cup FAQ

first_imgThe 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup takes place in South Africa from 14 to 28 June 2009. The draw has been made, and tickets have gone on sale, for Fifa’s “Festival of Champions” – a dress rehearsal for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Played in the World Cup host country a year before football’s premier event, the Confederations Cup has become a serious test of the host country’s World Cup readiness – and a major sporting event in its own right, bringing together regional champions from all corners of the globe.Who will be taking part?The current World Cup champion, the new host country, and the winners of each of the six Fifa confederation championships – ie the reigning African, Asian, European, Oceanian, South American and Concacaf (North and Central America and the Caribbean) champions.In 2009, the participating teams will be African champs Egypt, Asian champs Iraq, European champs Spain, Oceanian champs New Zealand, South American champs Brazil, Concacaf champs USA, 2006 World Cup winners Italy, and 2010 hosts South Africa.Snapshot profiles of the eight teamsThe draw for the tournament took place on 22 November 2008, splitting the eight teams into two groups and setting up some classic clashes.Hosts South Africa, who were seeded on Group A, will open the competition against Iraq at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on 14 June, immediately following the opening ceremony.One of the matches expected to set the tournament alight is the meeting between Italy and previous World Cup winners Brazil. It will be the first time that Italy and Spain play competitive matches on African soil – and the first time that New Zealand play any kind of soccer match in Africa – while the Brazilians will be making only their second visit in 10 years.Full match scheduleIs it a serious tournament?Make no mistake. It may have had humble beginnings, but it has become one of Fifa’s most important events, as can be seen from the prize money at stake – US$17.6-million in total.Of this, the winner will take home $3.75-million, the runners-up $3.25-million, the third-placed team $2.75-million and the fourth-placed team $2.25-million. The other fours teams will each receive $1.4-million.According to Wikipedia, the tournament has its origins in the King Fahd Cup, held in Saudi Arabia in 1992 and 1995 and contested by the Saudi Arabian national side and a few continental champions.Fifa took over the running of the competition in 1997, says Wikipedia, renaming it the Fifa Confederations Cup and staging the tournament every two years up until 2005.In 2005, Fifa decided to hold the tournament every four years – one year before the World Cup, in the World Cup host country – making it more or less officially a dress rehearsal for the World Cup.Previous Confederations Cup tournaments:1997: Saudi Arabia (winner Brazil)1999: Mexico (winner Mexico)2001: South Korea/Japan (winner France)2003: France (winner France)2005: Germany (winner Brazil)Which cities are hosting matches?JohannesburgThe economic hub of Africa, Johannesburg is a bustling, sprawling city of contrasts, spread across the small but densely populated province of Gauteng.Johannesburg: quick profileNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalStadium: Ellis ParkMatches: Three group matches, a semi-final and the final.PretoriaPretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, lying north of Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng. Over 150 years old, it is a place of grand monuments, delightful architecture and lovely open spaces.Pretoria: quick profileNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalStadium: Loftus Versfeld StadiumMatches: Three group matches.BloemfonteinThe former capital of a Boer republic and now capital of the Free State, Bloemfontein – the name means “flower fountain” – is a pretty city with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant memorials.Bloemfontein: quick profileNearest airport: Bloemfontein AirportStadium: Free State StadiumMatches: Three group matches and a semi-final.RustenburgIts tranquil Jacaranda-lined streets belie the fact that the Rustenburg area in North West province is one of the world’s most heavily mined regions, with a wealth of platinum underground.Nearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalStadium: Royal Bafokeng StadiumMatches: Three group matches and the third-place runner-up match.How much do the tickets cost?Tickets went on sale on 22 November 2008, and are priced according to various categories. Category 4, the cheapest, is available only to South Africans, with prices ranging from R70 for a group match to R210 for the final.A full list of ticket options available for both South African and international spectators is available here.Where can I buy tickets?Tickets are available online from the Fifa 2009 Confederations Cup website. If you’re in South Africa, they can also be bought at any First National Bank branche countrywide.Want to know more?How will I get to South Africa? How will I get around? What will the weather be like? Who are Bafana Bafana? What’s a vuvuzela?! Are there lions in the streets? … Check out our South Africa 2010 FAQ.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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How to Create Pretty URLs for CouchDB Websites (Video)

first_imgHosting websites out of CouchDB from Max Ogden on Vimeo. klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… CouchDB developer Max Ogden explains how he uses vhosts and rewrites in CouchDB to serve up his blog with pretty permalinks instead of long, ugly URLs.If you want to know more about what Ogden is doing with CouchDB, you can check out our two part interview with him. Tags:#hack#How To Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts last_img

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Viscera sent for analysis in Unnao assault case

first_imgThe viscera of a key Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) witness privy to the assault on the father of the Unnao rape survivor were on Sunday sent for chemical analysis after an autopsy failed to ascertain the cause of his death, officials said.Amid opposition by his family, the body of Yunus Khan was exhumed late on Saturday night by the Unnao administration, days after the uncle of the rape survivor wrote to the CBI and the police alleging foul play in his death. While pointing out that the body was buried by Yunus’ family in a hurried fashion without informing the police, he demanded that it be exhumed for autopsy, alleging that Yunus was murdered as a part of a “conspiracy” by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.The MLA is in jail facing charges of raping the minor.Yunus died on August 18. As per the post-mortem report, no ante-mortem injuries were present on his body. “Cause of death could not be ascertained, hence viscera preserved for chemical and histopathological analysis,” the autopsy report said, adding that the DNA was also preserved. Yusuf’s family maintains that he died of a liver disease.last_img read more

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David Beckham watches as Salford secures promotion at Wembley

first_imgLeBron James’ Ohio school gets $1M grant to build gymnasium Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The club is located less than 8 kilometers (5 miles) from United’s Old Trafford.The former United players are members of the so-called Class of 92, who graduated from the academy and won trophies under Alex Ferguson.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Emmanuel Dieseruvwe fired Salford in front in the 15th minute following a defensive mishap, with Carl Piergianni’s second-half header and a third by full-back Ibou Touray completing what was in the end a comfortable victory.It completed a remarkable rise for the team since the Nevilles joined up with Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Giggs to take control of the Ammies in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBeckham also bought into Salford in January, when he purchased a 10% stake.“It is tough, but we have done it and we are so proud and delighted,” said Gary Neville. “Five years ago we had 180 fans, now we have got a few thousand here, so it is amazing.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Salford City co-owners Gary Neville, second left, David Beckham, center, and Phil Neville watch the National League Play-off Soccer Final at Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday, May 11, 2019. David Beckham watched on at Wembley as Salford secured their Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde in the Vanarama National League play-off final. The former England captain joined some of his fellow co-owners from Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’ to cheer on Graham Alexander’s side as the club secured promotion to the Football League for the first time. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)LONDON — David Beckham watched his Salford team secure its Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium in the National League playoff final on Saturday.The former England captain joined some of his fellow co-owners from Manchester United’s “Class of 92” players — including brothers Gary and Phil Neville, and Ryan Giggs — to cheer on Graham Alexander’s side as the club secured promotion from the fifth tier to the Football League for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

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4 days ago​Neville insists Man Utd must gamble in transfer market

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Neville insists Man Utd must gamble in transfer marketby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGary Neville wants Manchester United to invest in reinforcements in the January transfer window.United are suffering a poor start to the season, which sees them just above the relegation places in the league.One of their significant issues involves a lack of goals, which Neville thinks they can only remedy in the transfer market.United sold Romelu Lukaku this summer, but did not replace him.”It won’t be a gamble in January as United need to go into the transfer market at the earliest opportunity because they obviously didn’t replace Lukaku,” the former defender told Sky Sports.”Those young lads out there – Pereira, McTominay, Wan-Bissaka, Rashford – they have to still buy to a style of play. “There would be no point signing a replacement for Lukaku that’s the same type.” last_img read more

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Here’s The Latest Men’s College Basketball AP Poll

first_imgA view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome.SAN ANTONIO, TX – MARCH 31: A view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Loyola Ramblers 69-57. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 1.49.06 PMArizona’s a riser in this week’s poll.With the college football season over, it’s time to start paying more attention to college basketball.    That means looking at the projected NCAA Tournament brackets and the two major polls every week. Earlier Monday, the USA Today Sports men’s basketball coaches’ poll was released. It featured a couple changes in the top 10, but the top teams mostly remained in the same spots. And, now, the AP Poll has been released. Here it is: 1. Kentucky – 17-0 2. Virginia – 17-0 3. Gonzaga – 18-1 4. Villanova – 17-1 5. Duke – 15-2 6. Wisconsin – 16-2 7. Arizona – 16-2 8. Notre Dame – 17-2 9. Iowa St. – 13-3 10. Louisville – 15-3 11. Kansas – 14-3 12. Utah – 14-3 13. Maryland – 17-2 14. Wichita St. – 16-2 15. North Carolina – 14-4 16. VCU – 15-3 17. Texas – 13-4 18. West Virginia – 15-3 19. Oklahoma – 12-5 20. N. Iowa – 16-2 21. Baylor – 13-4 22. Dayton – 15-2 23. Indiana – 14-424. Seton Hall – 13-4 25. Iowa – 13-5last_img read more

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Barbecue Fundraiser for Adaura Cayford this Saturday in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canada West Land Services Limited and H3M Environmental is hosting a fundraiser barbecue this Saturday, September 28, in support of a local young girl who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.In August, 9-year-old Adaura Cayford was airlifted to Vancouver’s B.C. Children’s Hospital with an inoperable brain tumour.Cayford’s mother, Isabelle, had to shut down her family-owned salon as the family of six had to be down in Vancouver at Cayford’s bedside. A GoFundMe Account had been set up to help the family financially during this difficult time.A burpee challenge was also held early September in support of the family.The Barbecue Fundraiser for Adaura Cayford is taking place this Saturday, September 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the green space on the corner of 100 Street and 100 Avenue in Fort St. John.last_img read more

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Match referee will decideon Buttler’s Mankading: Rahane

first_imgJaipur: Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane refused to comment on India teammate Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘Mankading’ of Jos Buttler in an IPL clash here, leaving it on the match referee to take a call on the issue. The incident took place on Monday night in the 13th over of the RR innings when the Kings XI Punjab skipper, sensing that Buttler was backing up too far, paused during his action and removed the bails, a dismissal popularly known as ‘Mankading’. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhButtler was going strong at 69 off 43 balls while chasing 185 runs when Ashwin ran out the Rajasthan Royals opener without giving him any warning, a first in a dozen editions of the IPL. “We are not supposed to comment on a controversial issue. The match referee will take the call. We will take the decision sportively (sic),” Rahane said at the post match conference. Rahane was lavish in his praise for the Kings XI bowling attack which restricted Rajasthan, especially after a superb start to the chase. Rajasthan looked steady at 108-1 while chasing 185 before the controversial dismissal. The home team ultimately lost the match by 14 runs. “I thought we were batting really well. We started off well at the top and then got another good partnership. Later on we needed 39 off 4 overs and we thought that could have been done easily. “But Kings XI bowled really well in the last three overs. When you are chasing 180 plus, someone has to go really hard,” Rahane said.last_img read more

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