Update on the latest sports

first_imgOwner Dan Snyder said the decision followed discussions with federal, state and local officials. The plan can be reevaluated if conditions improve throughout the course of the season.In other NFL news:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson has returned to the team after missing less than two weeks because of the coronavirus. Pederson said he stayed engaged with the team virtually and watched practices on video while quarantining at home. The 52-year-old Pederson has led the Eagles to three straight playoff appearances and the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory following the 2017 season.— The Bills have signed coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension. A person with direct knowledge told the Associated Press the contract is a four-year extension that runs through the 2025 season. McDermott is the first Bills coach to receive a contract extension since Dick Jauron in 2008 — though Jauron was fired the following year. — A report by the State Department’s internal watchdog confirms news reports that U.S. ambassador to Britain and Jets owner Woody Johnson has been accused of making “insensitive” and “inappropriate” remarks to embassy staff. The State Department Office of the Inspector General in a report Wednesday called for further internal investigation of the allegations. The report says State Department officials contend that no further investigation is necessary because Johnson understands the responsibilities of his diplomatic job. Johnson has been an ambassador since 2017 and is a friend and campaign contributor to President Donald Trump. The Big 12 board of directors approved a plan to begin fall sports after Sept. 1 after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. The Big 12 football schedule allows each team to play one non-conference game before league play begins Sept. 26. In other college sports news:— The Big East has joined the growing list of conferences not playing sports in the fall. The conference announced that men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t be contested. Georgetown is the defending national champions in men’s soccer.— The Big South Conference has decided to delay its fall sports seasons with hopes of playing in the spring. But it will allow football-playing members to schedule up to four non-conference games in the fall at their own discretion. Commissioner Kyle Kallander says the decision was made to protect student-athletes during the coronavirus pandemic. NHL-SCHEDULE Associated Press — The defending champs are trailing their series after third-period goals by Troy Stecher, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller gave the Canucks a 5-2 win over the Blues. Horvat furnished two goals and Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves, blanking St. Louis after Jaden Schwartz tied it 2-2 midway through the second period. Elias Petterson also scored for the Canucks, who are seeking their first opening-round series win since 2011.NBA-BUCKS-ANTETOKOUNMPOBeast gets 1-game banLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season.The NBA’s reigning MVP was punished for headbutting Washington’s Moe Wagner. MLB-SCHEDULEA’s top HalosUNDATED (AP) — The Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep while winning for the 10th time in 12 games.Stephen Piscotty, Matt Olson and Robbie Grossman homered for the A’s in an 8-4 victory over the Angels. Seven of the Athletics’ nine hits were for extra bases after they were shut out on Tuesday.Ramón Laureano made three nifty catches in center field as he awaits a decision of his appeal of a six-game suspension for charging Houston coach Alex Cintron on Sunday. — Byron Buxton homered twice, Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’) added a solo shot and Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) worked into the seventh inning for the Twins in a 12-2 pounding of the Brewers. Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Cruz Jr. each had two RBIs as part of Minnesota’s 15-hit assault.— Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5. Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs), Brandon Lowe and Yoshi Tsutsugo (soo-SOO’-goh) all homered off Zack Godley, and Austin Meadows hit a solo shot in the ninth inning of Tampa Bay’s fifth consecutive win.— Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings Anthony Rizzo homered as the pair led the Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians. The Cubs are 12-3 in their first season under manager David Ross, matching the club’s 15-game start since 1970.— Brad Keller tossed two-hit ball over six scoreless innings before the Royals completed a 5-4 win over the Reds. Salvador Perez supplied a solo homer and three RBIs while Kansas City was building a 5-0 lead.— The Orioles also earned a 5-4 win over the Phillies as Rio Ruiz, Chance Sisco and Anthony Santander all homered. Baltimore reliever Miguel Castro wiggled out a jam in the eighth thanks to a fantastic diving stop by Ruiz. In other major league news:— Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal. Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29.— The Red Sox have placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site. Benintendi is batting just .103 this year after getting two hits in Tuesday’s game.NBA-NEWSNBA lays out plan for player guests to enter Disney bubble B’s top Canes in 2OTUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins were able to win the latest marathon hockey game in Toronto.Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zheh-rahn) scored early in double-overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes in Game 1 of their opening-round series.David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) put Boston ahead 3-2 59 seconds into the third period, but Carolina forced OT on Haydn (HAY’-dehn) Fleury’s goal midway through the period.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) assisted on the game-winner after netting a first-period goal. It’s unknown if Antetokounmpo would have played in Thursday’s game against Memphis anyway, given that the Bucks have already secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA playoffs.Antetokounmpo will be eligible for Game 1 of the Bucks’ first-round series against Orlando.NBA-SCHEDULEPacers fend off RocketsUNDATED (AP) — The Indiana Pacers beat Houston for the first time in their last six attempts despite an outstanding performance by Rockets guard James Harden. Myles Turner had 18 points and reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 as the Pacers held off the Rockets, 108-104. Justin Holliday chipped in 18 points for the Pacers, including two free throws with six seconds left after Houston erased most of a 14-point deficit over the final 5:05. The game was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start after Tuesday night’s Blue Jackets-Lightning series opener in the same Toronto arena went to five overtimes.In other first-round action:— The Islanders scored four unanswered goals to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 win over the Capitals in Game 1. Josh Bailey broke a 2-2 deadlock with a short-handed goal about seven minutes into the third period. The Islanders tied it on goals by Jordan Eberle and Anders Lee 1:54 apart bridging the second and third periods.— Carter Hart handled 27 shots and the Flyers opened their series by nipping the Canadiens’ 2-1. Joel Farabee netted the go-ahead goal late in the second period, 16 seconds after Shea Weber scored on a power play. Ivan Provorov also scored against Carey Price, who had 29 saves.— Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree), J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen scored in an 83-second span late in the third period to send the Avalanche past the Coyotes, 3-0. Philipp Grubauer needed to make just 14 saves for his second career playoff shutout, helping Colorado take the opener of the series. Darcy Kuemper (KEHM’-pur) turned back 37 shots for Arizona. Harden scored 11 points while the Rockets reeled off a 14-2 run to get within 106-104. He poured in 45 points and tied his career high with 17 rebounds.Also around the NBA:— The Clippers wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the West as Paul George scored 27 points, and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 26 in their 124-111 victory over the Nuggets. The Clippers took control with 13 straight points midway through the third quarter and never allowed the Nuggets to fully recover. — Mike Muscala nailed a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds and the Thunder overcame a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Heat 116-115. Darius Bazley (BAYZ’-lee) contributed 21 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 for Oklahoma City, which outscored the Heat 34-15 in the final period.— Stanley Johnson scored the tiebreaking basket in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining in the Raptors’ 125-121 triumph over the 76ers. Kyle Lowry and Chris Boucher each scored 19 points as Toronto improved to 6-1 in the restart.center_img The British Open announced in April it would be canceled this year.NFL-NEWSWashington to start the season without fans presentUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Football Team will at least begin the NFL season playing without fans in its stadium.The team says it plans to play home games at an empty FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, “out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.” August 13, 2020 — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Diamondbacks battered the Rockies, 13-7. Rockets outfielder Charlie Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 before going 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 games, and sliding his average to .472.— Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith provided back-to-back RBI doubles in a four-run first inning and hit consecutive homers in a five-run sixth as the Mets whipped the Nationals, 11-6. The fourth, fifth and sixth batters in the Mets’ lineup, Michael Conforto, Alonso and Smith, went 7-for-11 with eight RBIs, eight runs scored, three walks and a hit batsman in 15 plate appearances.— The White Sox picked up a 7-5 win over the Tigers as Tim Anderson had four hits and finished a double shy of the cycle. Anderson and Eloy Jimenez opened the game with consecutive home runs, but Chicago blew a 3-1 lead before Luis Robert hit a bases-clearing double. — Todd Frazier scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch while the Rangers plated five in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Mariners, 7-4. Texas rallied after Austin Nola and Daniel Vogelbach homered in Seattle’s four-run second.MLB-NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig 12 moves ahead with fall sports UNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with plans to play college football and other fall sports. They will join the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere around the majors:— Gary Sanchez and Clint Frazier launched back-to-back homers and Aaron Hicks delivered an RBI double that put the Yankees ahead to stay in a 6-3 downing of the Braves. Frazier had three hits and scored twice while starting in place of outfielder Aaron Judge, who was scratched due to tightness in his lower body.— Magneuris Sierra poked a tiebreaking-two-run single in a three-run 10th that pushed the Marlins past the Blue Jays, 14-11 in Buffalo. Toronto lost despite smacking seven home runs, two by Travis Shaw.— Martín Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) belted a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) in the Astros’ 5-1 decision over the Giants. Greinke allowed one run and scattered seven hits over a season-high 6 1/3 innings for his first win of the year. — Justin Turner crushed a three-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers breathing room in a 6-0 shutout of the Padres. Tony Gonsolin fell one out short of qualifying for the victory, allowing two hits and striking out eight. Update on the latest sports MASTERS-NO FANSNo roars at Augusta as Masters to be played without fansAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters will be on mute this year. The club has decided there will be no spectators at Augusta National when the rescheduled tournament is played in November.That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans.Golf is coming off its first major without fans last week at the PGA Championship. The U.S. Open, moved from June to Sept. 17-20 because of the pandemic, previously announced it won’t have spectators at Winged Foot. Ailing Marlins ready to goUNDATED (AP) — Marlins manager Don Mattingly says his players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic.Mattingly says those players are feeling great and feel like they are ready to go, adding that some have applied for reinstatement.The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be postponed. The infected players returned to Miami to be quarantined, and will likely need rehab workouts before rejoining the team.Players on the COVID-19 injury list must be cleared by the MLB joint committee before returning. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players could be joined by some family members or close friends inside the season-restart bubble by the end of the month. And that raises the possibility of having a real, albeit small, cheering section for some playoff games. The opportunity to bring guests into the bubble at Walt Disney World will be only for teams advancing to the second round of the playoffs. The earliest any guest could satisfy quarantine rules and be reunited with a player is Aug. 31. In most cases, players would be limited to four guests. In other NBA news:— The league still hasn’t had a confirmed coronavirus case among players inside the season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World. The league released updated numbers showing that none of the 342 players who were tested daily since the league last released results on Aug. 5 has had a confirmed positive. There has not been a player positive yet since teams began entering the bubble more than a month ago. — Pacers coach Nate McMillan has agreed to a one-year contract extension. McMillan says the deal would add one year to his current agreement, which was set to expire after next season. McMillan has led the Pacers to the playoffs in all four of his seasons since taking the job in 2016. last_img read more

SU continues strong 2nd-half play, rallies late in victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Erica Morrow rolled her eyes, almost expecting the question. Next to her, Nicole Michael shook her head.But no matter how you slice it, the Syracuse women’s basketball team has time and time again rebounded from lackluster first-half efforts by coming out of the locker room with another identity. Physically, the Orange looks more dominant. Emotionally, it’s fired up after every big shot.It happened again Monday in SU’s 69-55 win over Richmond in the second round of the WNIT. And that’s why, as much as she might despise the notion, Morrow knows Syracuse is an enhanced version of itself in the second half.‘I would say, yeah, we probably are a second-half team,’ Morrow said. ‘Which isn’t a good thing. But, you know, we’re trying to clean it up.’And the emotions — the little things — were part of the difference in SU’s latest second-half comeback Monday. In a flurry of contests this season, the Orange has come out of the locker room rejuvenated. Not just a different game plan but a different sense of urgency as well.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFacing big second-half deficits all year, SU responds by wearing its emotions on its sleeve. Realizing it’s now or never. Reacting to the pressure.Monday was just the latest example. This occurred one game after another during Big East play. Against Notre Dame, Cincinnati, West Virginia and even Seton Hall in the Big East tournament, the Orange answered sluggish first-half performances by looking like a completely different team out of the gate in the second half. ‘It’s about responding to what the current situation is,’ Morrow said. ‘And the only time to do that is the second half.’On this night, the difference in confidence and emotion between halves was evident. And it started at halftime, as the Orange once again found itself playing an uninspired opening half of play. Fifteen turnovers. Only four assists. All-around sloppy play.And the reflection of Syracuse’s first-half play was displayed frequently on the face of its head coach. Quentin Hillsman is no stranger to emotion. Pacing up and down the sideline, Hillsman looked bewildered at his team’s performance. Shaking his head, he shouted at those who committed careless turnovers.When the Orange didn’t respond by halftime, Hillsman had a full 15 minutes to let his emotions out in the locker room.‘On a scale of one to 10,’ Michael said of her coach’s halftime agitation, ‘maybe like a seven. And, yeah, I’ve seen 10.’And she took action. Michael came out and put up four quick points to start the half. During timeouts, she was pumped up, not slumped over. After Tasha Harris put the exclamation point on the game and gave SU a 10-point lead with less than 1:30 left, Michael was the first one down the floor, sprinting down to give her teammate a high-five.But she wasn’t the only one who responded to Hillsman’s speech. Juanita Ward added four points of her own to tie the game. She let out roars after both buckets. After big shots, she was fired up. During timeouts, she gave a fist bump or chest bump to the first teammate she found.For the senior Ward, she knew it was now or never. That was the only thing she needed to get herself charged up.‘This is something that, my adrenaline is pumping because of it,’ Ward said. ‘It’s either one chance or you’re out. If you’re not ready for this opportunity and seize the opportunity, then you’re not ready to play basketball. You shouldn’t be playing.’It’s something the players can trace back to their effusive coach. When his team responded in the second half, he gave his players two thumbs up. Even if his players don’t give a thumbs up to being called a second-half team. ‘It’s one of those things where I try not to drive (the players) crazy because I’m so wired up the entire game,’ Hillsman said. ‘… I’m just really happy for our kids and really happy for our success. When they make great plays, I’m just very happy for them.’[email protected] Published on March 22, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Pearce loses job as Forest manager

first_imgStuart Pearce has left his job as Nottingham Forest manager after seven months in charge at the Championship club. The Shepherd’s Bush-born 52-year-old, who has been replaced by Dougie Freedman, returned to Forest last summer, signing a two-year contract at the City Ground.But the team have struggled under him this season and Saturday’s home defeat by Millwall was their sixth loss in seven matches.Pearce established himself as a Forest legend during 12 years as a player there, during which he became a fixture of the England side. He also had a spell as the Reds’ caretaker manager in 1997.His time as boss started well and they made an impressive start to the campaign before results deteriorated. Forest are currently 12th in the table.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

When it comes to betting on football, Chelsea offer great value

first_imgChelsea lost out to Manchester City at the weekend but could still be worth a bet for a trophy this season.When it comes to betting on football, there’s no doubt that Premier League leaders Liverpool have established themselves as the overwhelming favourites for the title this season.The odds on champions City retaining their crown have come in slightly following the win over Frank Lampard’s side, but oddsmakers still see Liverpool as the team to beat.Sites such as Bet365, Betfair and Betvictor are generally good places to place a bet and, while the odds on Liverpool are narrow at present, the likes of Chelsea and City should not be ruled out with sites like Betting.com and OLBG backing Chelsea for this weekend’s derby based on their recent form despite being unlucky vs. Man City.The win over Chelsea left Pep Guardiola’s men nine points adrift of Liverpool after 13 matches, while fourth-placed Chelsea are 11 behind the Merseysiders, whose nearest challengers at the moment are second-placed Leicester – few would have bet on that being the case at this stage of the season.Few would also have bet on Lampard enjoying such a strong start after inheriting a difficult situation when he took over as manager in the summer after leaving Derby County to return to Stamford Bridge, where he enjoyed such great success as a player.Chelsea had just lost talisman Eden Hazard, who got his dream move to Real Madrid, and were restricted by a two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA for a breach of regulations on signing players under the age of 18.Youngsters deliveringHowever, the transfer ban led to a silver lining – with several of the club’s young players being given a chance to impress. For many years Chelsea fans have been dismayed at the lack of homegrown players coming through to the first team. But now there’s an abundance of them, which is in no small part down to the club being unable to make signings.The young batch includes Tammy Abraham, who had to bide his time while waiting for a chance at Chelsea. He impressed in the Championship while out on loan but seemed to have little prospect of making the breakthrough at Chelsea until Lampard showed great faith in him – even after a shaky start in the opening-day 4-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.Abraham has responded by scoring 10 goals for the Blues this season and forcing his way back into the England reckoning. It’s been a remarkable success story and the striker continues to go from strength to strength.In midfield, Lampard has an abundance of options. One of them is Mason Mount, another academy product to have made a name for himself this season. With N’Golo Kante back from injury, Ruben Loftus-Cheek – another youth product – on the way back and Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in fine form, plus Ross Barkley giving Lampard another option, the Blues are stacked with midfield talent. Young Billy Gilmout will also be one to watch in the coming years.Smart money could be on ChelseaFew teams in the Champions League, for example, boast that much firepower up front and creativity in midfield. The way Chelsea overcame Ajax in their group suggests they could well be a smart bet for the trophy, especially if the draw for the knockout stage is kind to them.Chelsea’s recent winning run – six in a row before the loss at City – showed they can also offer great value for moneyline bets – in other words, betting on the final score. Lampard’s side are consistent and for gamblers that’s important.They also offer value in the over/under market – essentially because they pose a threat going forward but have often looked vulnerable at the back. The loss of Toni Rudiger, who has played just once this season because of injury, has been a blow. It’s meant that Chelsea are likely to concede as well as score goals, so betting on at least three goals being scored in a Blues match is usually a sound investment, as the 3-1 defeat at City highlighted once again.That could change in the coming weeks for two main reasons. The first is Rudiger’s comeback, which should lead to the defence being shored up. The experienced German centre-back will surely make a difference. The second is the possibility that Lampard could yet be able to sign players sooner rather than later. A successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport would lead to the transfer ban being lifted in January rather than at the end of the season.In the meantime, though, gamblers should look to take advantage of Chelsea’s habit of producing goals at both ends.James is one to watchProposition betting is also popular when it comes to football – and here the emergence of another Chelsea youngster could be significant.Proposition betting covers certain things happening during a game, such as the first goalscorer, how many saves a goalkeeper will make and so on.Abraham’s record this season suggests he is always worth a shout for first goalscorer. But if you fancy more of a quirky bet, then make the most of Reece James’ elevation to the first team.Young right-back James was recently preferred to captain Cesar Azpilicueta and there is every expectation that he will eventually oust the older man from the team altogether.James has many notable attributes and one of them is his crossing. His delivery from the right is outstanding and could prove to be a big asset for Chelsea for many years to come. It could also be an asset for gamblers, because the chances are James will serve up more than a dozen accurate crosses in each game he plays. The odds being offered on a defender doing that are likely to be fairly generous, at least while James is a relatively unknown quantity among oddsmakers.Another potential win for gamblers to be aware of comes in the live betting stakes. Michy Batshuayi has had his problems at Chelsea but his goals-per-appearance ratio is actually very decent. When Batshuayi comes on as a substitute he is always worth a bet for next goalscorer! Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? 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Blake Treinen, Lou Trivino out for rest of season; plus how the Athletics’ rotation will look in the final week

first_imgANAHEIM — A postseason roster without Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen a year ago would have spelled imminent disaster. The duo formed one of the most prolific back-end relief one-two punches of that season — the A’s lost just four games total when leading after the seventh inning.Of course, 2019 has been quite the opposite for both, whose season-long struggles came to a bitter end with manager Bob Melvin’s announcement that the pair would miss the remainder of the season.Trivino cracked his rib …last_img

Massive literacy campaign rolls out with billboards, radio and video

first_imgThe isiZulu-language literacy billboard, illustrated by Rico of the Madam and Eve cartoon series.A huge billboard campaign, including videos at taxi ranks and coinciding with the second season of stories broadcast on SABC public radio stations, has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of reading and storytelling to give children a better start in life.Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, working with SABC Education, has built the campaign around the belief that a well-established culture of reading can be a game changer in the lives of South African children.“Even if you can’t read, you can still tell stories to children,” says David Harrison, CEO of the DG Murray Trust, the main funder of the Nal’ibali campaign. “Stories spark those parts of their brains concerned with imagination, emotion, sensation and movement, and create the neural circuits that ultimately enable sophisticated thinking and reasoning. “As research has shown, children who read for pleasure perform better in the classroom, and not just in vocabulary and spelling, but also in maths. And stories are a great way to get children interested in books and reading, starting from birth.”The series of billboards, drawn by Madam and Eve illustrator Rico, show three scenes symbolising how helping children develop an interest in reading is not only enjoyable for adults and children alike, but can also be done with children of every age, including babies. The illustrations tap into a growing body of research indicating that reading for pleasure paves a path to educational success, irrespective of social background and circumstance.Over 500 billboards have been erected nationwide, with taglines translated into the main languages of the provinces and regions in which they are placed.STORY POWERThe rollout coincides with the second season of Nal’ibali radio stories in partnership with SABC Education, a major supporter of the “Story power. Bring it home” campaign. The stories are broadcast three times a week in all 11 official languages across SABC public radio stations. Aside from featuring in townships, rural areas and cities, the billboards have also been transformed into short animated clips that will be aired daily for the next four months in 10 taxi ranks across the country.“Reaching beyond the limitations of physical services and centre-based education, radio offers the perfect platform to interact, engage, inform and effectively educate listeners in their first languages, straight into their homes,” says Tshilidzi Davhana, commissioning editor of SABC Education. “It is still the most accessible medium for both urban and rural citizens, and with more than 28-million adults listening to these stations weekly, it can therefore assist in making change happen more quickly.”STORYTELLING IN ALL LANGUAGESIn calling for parent and caregiver involvement in children’s literacy learning, the new billboard series moves away from the idea that literacy learning can only take place at school – and only in English.“Many parents and primary caregivers don’t realise how important their teaching role is with their children – they feel it’s the responsibility of school to do all the teaching,” says Carole Bloch, director of Praesa, which is driving the Nal’ibali campaign together with partners.“Yet sharing stories, which all families can do, is an essential literacy learning building block.”In fact, according to the South African Book Development Council, only 5% of parents in South Africa read to their children.The campaign has also been designed to connect the public to the Nal’ibali website, mobisite and weekly bilingual newspaper supplement, where adults are able to access literacy tips, support and activities as well as children’s stories in a range of South African languages. Nal’ibali Literacy Mentors on the ground will also offer “Story power” workshops, information sessions and community dialogues throughout the duration of the campaign, including the provision of support to the parents of children who attend Nal’ibali’s network of more than 300 reading clubs in six provinces.last_img read more

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What Leadership Looks Like

first_imgMy friend Tom told me a story about his best friend growing up. His friend joined the Army after high school. It was there that he ran into the meanest, foulest human being he had ever encountered during his young life, his Gunnery Sergeant. He was there to break the young men who had enlisted down and build them into soldiers.Each day, the Gunnery Sergeant would drill the men under his charge. He worked them hard, and he didn’t give them a moment of peace. He was always there, always challenging them. Late in the day, after everyone had had enough and all were both mentally and physically exhausted, he would start challenging them. He’d start by calling them names and telling them how soft they were, that they weren’t fit to serve in his Army. He’d curse at them, belittle them, and make personal attacks on individuals straight to their faces. And then, he would make the ask.He’d say, “Which one of you wants to come up here and tangle with me?” He’d continue, “Doesn’t any of you want to give the old man a go? C’mon, let’s see what you’ve got?” He told them to, “Step up. Take one step forward.”This abuse went on for weeks. Everyone had had enough, but no one wanted to fight the Gunnery Sergeant. One day, he issued the same challenge he’d issued for days and days before. He pushed a couple times, and Tom’s best friend stepped forward and said, “I’ll do it.”No one could believe what they had just seen. He stepped up to take on a challenge which came with a very low chance of success, and a very high probability of being physically hurt by someone who was clearly better prepared for this sort of contest.The Gunnery Sergeant turned to Tom’s best friend and pointed at him. He said, “There’s your squad leader,” and he turned and walked off the field. He wasn’t looking for a fight. He was trying to determine which of his soldiers would lead under the worst of circumstances.Here in the United States, it is Memorial Day, where we honor those who were lost serving their Country. All of them stepped into a situation knowing that their lives may be lost, including my Uncle, Frances Xavier DeVille who was lost in Vietnam in 1969. My wife’s Grandfather wasn’t killed in WWII, but he was a ball turret gunner in a B17 and was shot down over Germany, where he served 80 days as a POW before escaping.Thank you to all who served their country, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others.last_img read more

Time for A Review

first_imgNasser HussainThe India England match at Bangalore was just what the World Cup needed. The tournament was plodding along a predictable path and it was amazing to witness a classic contest between two quality sides in a 50-over match on a good batting pitch and in front of a capacity crowd.Though India scored 338, I could not help notice that they kept making basic mistakes such as running between wickets in a leisurely way, not taking crucial singles and not grounding the bat while completing a run. The fielding was laboured and the players looked slow and tired. It looked like India only had a Plan A at Bangalore, which was to put up a big score and then bowl England out with their spinners. But the belter of a track made batting easy for England and completely foiled India’s plan. For their first match at home in this World Cup, India should have done better on the field. They owe it to their fans.Sachin Tendulkar’s 98th international hundred was a masterpiece. The way Virender Sehwag bats at the top allows Tendulkar just to get in, take his time, settle down, not panic and mentally focus on getting a big total. Like Brian Lara, Tendulkar has a plan for each bowler. He plays out some bowlers and then goes after the ones he fancies, as he did against Paul Collingwood and Graeme Swann. He timed his innings perfectly and was a joy to watch.India didn’t play sensibly during their batting powerplay when Tendulkar was batting on a hundred. They should have waited for big hitters like M.S. Dhoni or Yusuf Pathan to come in. It resulted in Tendulkar doing something he needn’t have, moving away and creating space to hit the big shots instead of playing his normal game, and throwing his wicket in the process. India managed just 35 runs in the powerplay, which was not enough. They should have got close to 360. Tim Bresnan’s five-wicket haul and England’s fielding restricted India’s march.advertisementDhoni’s captaincy and field placements were not good. Some decisions like having a leg slip for so long for Piyush Chawla who was not bowling well, and also for Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, even as England batsmen were sweeping comfortably and getting easy singles, were odd.Zaheer Khan celebrates taking Andrew Strauss’ wicketEngland also erred with their batting powerplay. They were cruising with Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell firmly in control of the situation. There was no hurry to go for it; they should have waited till the end of the 45th over when it would have become compulsory to take it. With just two fielders outside the 30-yard circle both Bell and Strauss had to go for the big shots which brought the pressure back on them. All credit to the way Zaheer Khan bowled his last spell. The in-swinging yorker that got Strauss leg before wicket bang in front of the base of middle stump, was magical. To get a batsman who is playing the innings of his life, out on 158, by beating him with pace and movement is not easy.India may have the Big 7 batting order, but England have the best No. 8,9 and 10 in this World Cup. Bresnan, Swann and Ajmal Shahzad came in at crucial stages and helped themselves to some big hits over the ropes and brought England back into the game.Not many batsmen have outshone Tendulkar on Indian pitches. Strauss did the impossible at Bangalore. It was one of the best one day innings that I have seen by an English batsman, quite possibly the best ever. Before this innings Strauss was rated as a good odi. With this knock he has announced himself on the world stage as a great odi player.Finally, a word on the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) which needs to be fine-tuned to minimise human error. According to the UDRS, in the case of an lbw decision, if the distance between the point of impact and the stumps is more than 2.5 metres, the final decision lies with the on-field umpire, even if the replay shows that the ball is hitting the stumps dead centre. Billy Bowden, whom I have a lot of respect for, upheld his decision to rule Bell not out, even though the replay showed that the ball that hit Bell on his shin would have gone on to hit the middle stump. This is exactly the opposite of what happened between England and Australia in an odi in February, where a batsman dancing halfway down the wicket had been given out lbw by the same UDRS system. There should be no ambiguity in the UDRS. Imagine if this were an India vs Pakistan semi-final and a decision had gone the Bell way. There would have been riots. My advice to the ICC is to keep technology simple to use. It’s far too complicated now.advertisementNasser Hussain is a former captain of the England cricket team. Syndicated by Sporting Excellencelast_img read more

Prison psychological tests must be fair to Indigenous inmates high court

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says the federal prison service has failed to ensure its psychological assessment tools are fair to Indigenous inmates.In a decision today, the high court accepts Jeffrey Ewert’s challenge of assessment techniques to gauge the risk of reoffending and potential for violence.Ewert, who identifies as Metis, alleged the Correctional Service of Canada’s assessment tools were unreliable when administered to Indigenous inmates.A Federal Court judge agreed with some of Ewert’s arguments but the decision was later overturned, prompting Ewert’s appeal to the Supreme Court.Born to a Metis mother and a British father, Ewert was adopted as a baby by a Caucasian family in Surrey, B.C.He has been locked up for more than 30 years in maximum- and medium-security institutions, serving two concurrent life sentences for second-degree murder, attempted murder and escape from [email protected]@aptnnewslast_img read more