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Cowboys coach addresses Dez Bryant’s locker room rant (Video)

Cowboys coach addresses Dez Bryant’s locker room rant (Video)

first_img*Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is dealing with another situation involving Dez Bryant. The wide receiver on Thursday lost his temper on locker room reporters — video of which has gone viral. The prolonged rant was reportedly sparked by ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor. Cowboys receiver Devin Street claimed that Taylor called him the N-word, which Taylor denied and other … Continue reading Cowboys Coach Addresses Dez Bryant’s Locker Room Rant (Video) →last_img

Read leads All Blacks to bruising win over South Africa

Read leads All Blacks to bruising win over South Africa

first_imgBy Greg StutchburyTwo tries from captain Kieran Read helped New Zealand grab the lead in the Rugby Championship on Saturday after a 29-15 victory over South Africa, who had Bismarck du Plessis sent off for two contentious yellow cards.The bonus point victory came courtesy of tries from Read, Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane but at the cost of a collarbone injury to flyhalf Daniel Carter in a crunching tackle from hooker du Plessis.Du Plessis was sinbinned for the tackle then received a second yellow, and automatic red, in the first minute of the second half for leading with his elbow into the throat of Liam Messam.New Zealand, who had Read and Ma’a Nonu sinbinned in the final 10 minutes, moved to 17 points with their fourth victory, while the Springboks were left in second place on 13 points.The match had been billed as the most important in New Zealand since the 2011 World Cup final and neither side disappointed in an intense encounter.The pivotal moment of the game, however, occured in the first half when Carter was crunched by du Plessis in a tackle ruled by referee Romain Poite to be high, although television replays suggested the hooker had been hard done by.The tackle sparked an all-in brawl with several players wrestling, pushing and shoving, while the 47,362-sellout crowd bayed for the Springbok’s blood as he trudged to the sideline.The All Blacks led 17-10 at halftime after Read had crossed from an early attacking lineout and lock Retallick finished a sweeping movement sparked by Beauden Barrett’s 50-metre burst downfield while du Plessis was off the pitch.Carter converted Read’s try while Barrett slotted a conversion and penalty for the All Blacks, while South Africaflyhalf Morne Steyn slotted an early penalty and converted du Plessis’s 31st minute try from a rolling maul.The hulking rake lasted little more than a minute after the break before being sent off when he raised his elbow in tackle and struck flanker Messam in the throat.Until that point the match had looked likely to be decided by the smallest of margins but the extra man for much of the second half played into the hands of the world champions.Read grabbed his second try after a sustained build-up and the All Blacks spent the majority of the remainder of the match on attack with Cane grabbing the bonus point try.Replacement back Patrick Lambie scored a consolation try for the Springboks with five minutes remaining and the All Blacks reduced to 13 men.The Springboks and next host Australia in Cape Town while the All Blacks travel to La Plata to meet Argentina. Both games are on September 28.last_img read more

Roles must be clearly defined

Roles must be clearly defined

first_imgDear Editor,As the journey of our Township continues, I’m reminded of a familiar statement “Relationships are only as good as the persons in them”. If there is a bad marital relationship, then it’s a reflection of the persons in the marriage. Always remember, one can only do what he knows. For this reason, as the saying goes, “if you know better, then do better”.In a few months, it will be one year since Bartica was inaugurated as a town. The lessons learnt are valuable, the opportunities gained are remarkable, while the progress made is evident.However, in the words of our international designer, Sonia Noel, “There is more beyond the runway”— A desire, hope, faith and passion for better, stronger relationships.In my New Year’s message to our staff, Councillors, regional officials and well-wishers, I could not have over emphasised the importance of relationships in achieving our goals in making Bartica a model town. No one individual or group can achieve our objectives unilaterally. The business community, religious organisations, schools, institutions and non-governmental organisations must define their roles as we progress as a town.The occasional character assassination, politicking and unfounded accusations must be denounced by all. While I must agree that it’s a reflection of democracy (freedom of expression), one must also agree that democracy is best admired when it’s clothed with responsible behaviour.Egos, personalities and self-interest must take a back seat to “service, success and succession”.Further, the roles and responsibilities of the Regional Democratic Council and the Mayor and Town Council must also be clearly defined. This relationship, I believe, is the motor to all other relationships.In the end, we the leaders must understand that everything rises and falls on leadership.We the leaders will be remembered for either building history or destroying same. As Mayor, I am committed to building history. I am committed to creating a legacy of strong relationships, relationships which are built on the pillars of democracy – that is, inclusive consultation and participation. After all, relationships are only as good as the persons in it.Respectfully,Gifford MarshallMayor of Barticalast_img read more

Dominican officials identify man believed to have paid David Ortiz hitmen

Dominican officials identify man believed to have paid David Ortiz hitmen

first_imgOlympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Gabriel Alexander Pérez Vizcaino, alias “Bone,” behind wearing helmet, a suspect in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is taken to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, June 17, 2019. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, June 9. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston.The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota, whom authorities say is a fugitive. The announcement was made as a judge held a hearing closed to the public for another suspect nicknamed “Bone.” Officials did not release details, but according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press, the man, whose real name is Gabriel Alexánder Pérez Vizcaíno, is accused of being the liaison between the alleged hit men and the person who paid them.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge He led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, was a 10-time All-Star and hit 541 home runs.Ortiz lives in Boston but visits the Dominican Republic several times a year.Doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestines before he was flown to Boston, where he remains in intensive care at Massachusetts General Hospital.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Pelicans primed to draft Zion Williamson and another top-5 prospect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. An attorney for Pérez did not comment upon leaving the courtroom after the hearing as police whisked away the suspect, who was wearing a red T-shirt, a flak jacket and a helmet. He did not speak to reporters.The 24-year-old suspect is one of 10 that authorities have detained, and they are looking for at least two others mentioned in the court documents, including the man accused of paying the alleged hit men.Ortiz’s attorney, José Martínez Hoepelman, said he was satisfied with how the investigation was going.“Trust the authorities,” he said. “They have worked tirelessly to obtain the results that we have so far. We all want more information, but we have to wait.”Police have said the coordinator of the attack was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to orchestrate the shooting of Ortiz, known as Big Papi.ADVERTISEMENT Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption The documents state that a man who is in prison for an unrelated case reached out to Pérez for the alleged job a week before the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo and sent him a picture of the target so he could share it with the hit men.Pérez allegedly shared the picture with the other suspects as they gathered at a nearby gas station just minutes before the shooting. Officials have not said whether the picture was of Ortiz.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe documents also state that Pérez sold a gold-colored iPhone 6 used to plan the attack to a woman for $180 so he could get rid of the evidence a day after the shooting. Authorities claimed the phone was giving him problems and that’s why he sold it.“He did this upon finding out that police were looking for him,” the document states. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View commentslast_img read more

United finally nail Kagawa

United finally nail Kagawa

first_img“The deal is subject only to the player medical and obtaining a UK work permit. These conditions are anticipated to be completed by the end of June.“Further details will be announced in due course.”The deal is expected to cost around £12million (18.4million dollars).Manager Sir Alex Ferguson and assistant Mike Phelan made a personal check on Kagawa the day before the Premier League runners-up’s final match at Sunderland, when they saw the Japanese star grab one goal and create another in Dortmund’s 5-2 German Cup triumph over Bayern Munich.Kagawa cost Dortmund just 350,000 euros when he joined from J-League side Cerezo Osaka in 2010. He has scored 21 goals in 49 Bundesliga appearances for Borussia, helping them win back-to-back league titles.Defender Rio Ferdinand was quick to offer his best wishes on Twitter.“Welcome to Shinji Kagawa for his transfer to Man Utd,” he said. “Here’s to a succesful (sic) time here bro!”The 23-year-old attacking midfielder is currently on international duty and played in Japan’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying round victory over Oman at the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, England, June 5 – Japan international Shinji Kagawa is set to become Manchester United’s first summer signing after the Premier League club confirmed Tuesday they have “reached agreement” with his club Borussia Dortmund.“Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms with both Borussia Dortmund and Shinji Kagawa for his transfer to the club,” said a United statement.last_img read more

QPR boss Redknapp rues ‘missed opportunity’ against Everton

QPR boss Redknapp rues ‘missed opportunity’ against Everton

first_img1 QPR manager Harry Redknapp and assistant Kevin Bond Harry Redknapp was left to rue what he believes was a missed opportunity for his Queens Park Rangers side as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Everton.It was a spirited performance from the Super Hoops but the lack of firepower without suspended top scorer Charlie Austin was evident, with the London outfit wasting several decent chances at Goodison Park.The hosts were more clinical, though they had a helping hand from Rangers for all three of their goals with Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas scoring deflected strikes and Steven Naismith capitalising on a mistake from goalkeeper Rob Green.But, with Everton going into the tie on the back of a poor run, Redknapp believes QPR blew the chance to claim their first points on the road this season.“I felt the Everton crowd were very edgy tonight,” said the boss, whose side remain in the bottom-three.“If ever there was a chance to come here and get a result, it was tonight.“I wasn’t disappointed how we played. I thought we played okay.“I thought we got on the front foot, we pressed them well, we worked hard and I felt that we deserved more than what we got from the game, we really did.”last_img read more

Cup win over Spurs can be turning point in West Ham’s season, hopes Slaven Bilic

Cup win over Spurs can be turning point in West Ham’s season, hopes Slaven Bilic

first_img Pressure was lifted on Slaven Bilic after his side’s stunning comeback against Spurs 1 Slaven Bilic believes West Ham’s thrilling Carabao Cup fightback against Tottenham can breathe life into their faltering season.Spurs looked set to pile more misery on Bilic when Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko gave the home side a two-goal lead at Wembley.But West Ham came storming back in the second half as Andre Ayew scored twice and Angelo Ogbonna headed in for an unlikely 3-2 victory.MATCH REPORT: Under fire Hammers fight back from two goals down to dump Spurs out of the Carabao CupAfter losing 3-0 at home to Brighton last Friday, Bilic admitted before the game this was another “do-or-die” week for his side, who sit 16th in the Premier League table.They now face a crunch match on Saturday away to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Bilic hopes this victory can spark a revival.“It can give us a lot of confidence, but only to do the same in training, to do the same on Friday, on Saturday,” said Hammers boss Bilic.“We have to use this opportunity to work hard. We have two days before Palace, it’s not ideal but the win gives you energy, gives you freshness.“Now tomorrow at the training ground nobody is going to feel tired, from the impact of our result, from beating them.”West Ham lacked confidence and purpose in the first half against their London rivals but Ayew twice took advantage of poor defending to pull his side level.Bilic said his players have now set the standard they must maintain.“Other than Brighton, we improved a lot in the last six games,” Bilic said. “This should be the standard for us in terms of closing down, in terms of sacrificing for the team.“Some games we may lose, but I am quite positive we are improving.”Mauricio Pochettino had previously said he was prioritising the “real trophies” of the Champions League and Premier League this season and he chose to rest the likes of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen.But Spurs are still yet to lift a trophy under his leadership and this was a chance missed to reach the quarter-finals of a competition they could realistically have won.“We allowed them to come back into the match,” said boss Pochettino, whose side play Manchester United in the league on Saturday.“In the first half it was under control. In the second half, we lost a bit of the aggression. They have players that are always dangerous.“We showed a lack of aggression and everything we were doing in the first half. You can never lose your focus.”last_img read more

LISTEN BACK: Leitrim boss Brendan Guckian

LISTEN BACK: Leitrim boss Brendan Guckian

first_imgLeitrim manager Brendan Guckian spoke to Darragh Cox ahead of the start of the Allianz National Football League…Audio Playerhttps://www.oceanfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Brendan-Guckian-Pre-League.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

first_img10 December 2013Nelson Mandela was hailed as a champion of reconciliation on Tuesday as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans braved the rain to attend his official memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.Three years ago, South Africans packed the same stadium in celebrating the first ever Soccer World Cup to be played on African soil. On a cold winter night on 11 July 2010, a smiling Mandela made his last public appearance at the closing ceremony of the event.But on Tuesday, South Africans, joined by some 70 heads of state and an array of royalty and celebrities, gathered there to convey their goodbyes to the man who will be remembered for his leading role in defeating an unjust system and uniting the country’s people.US President Barack Obama thanked South Africa for sharing Nelson Mandela with the world. “His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph.”Quoting the word “ubuntu”, to loud cheers from the crowd, Obama said Mandela had not only embodied this quality, but had taught millions to look for it within themselves.He said that like South Africa, the US had overcome years of segregation. “Like her, it took the sacrifices of countless people to see the dawn of a new day. Michelle and I are beneficiaries of that struggle, but in America and in South Africa and in countries around the world … our work is not yet done.”Around the world, he said, there were still children suffering from hunger and disease, run-down schools and young people without prospects for the future.“We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” Obama said. “But let me say to the young people of Africa and the young people around the world, you too can make his life worth your own.”Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Mandela was a source of inspiration for similar struggles around the world.Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said the world was richer for Mandela’s legacy. “He epitomised an uncommon humanness that inspired all of mankind. He guided his nation to embrace his simple message of tolerance and harmonious co-existence.”Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said Mandela was a household name. “We have travelled from different parts of the world to be here today … I wish to express my deep condolences to the family of this towering figure … whose smile we remember fondly.”Cuban President Raul Castro said Mandela, knowing that a new South Africa could not be built on hatred and vengeance, had taught the world how to overcome challenges through dialogue. “Honour and glory forever to him and the people of South Africa,” Castro said.Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba said Mandela had “sacrificed his life for the dignity of others because he believed in the worth of every human being,” adding that Madiba had been an inspiration to the people of Namibia in their own struggle for freedom.He wished South Africa strength and thanked the country for sharing “this extraordinary person with us”.African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Mandela’s compassion, courage and openness meant that working with him, listening to him, talking to him was always a lesson.“Tata, Africa shall be prosperous, shall be integrated and at peace with itself, and shall play a dynamic role in the world … We stand proud of you Madiba, who represents the best in African values.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more