For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Subramaniam Badrinath is all set to announce his retirement after completion of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2018. Badrinath skipped the 2017/18 domestic season for Hyderabad but did not announce his retirement then.The gritty batsman did not play for Hyderabad in the entire season and that strongly hinted that he might call it quits sooner than later.Now, he is set to make an official announcement on his retirement once the IPL season ends, as per reports.The 37-year old is currently commentating in IPL and is also a renowned writer about the league at various platforms.A veteran of cricket, Badrinath scored an impressive 10,245 runs in his 145 first-class matches. Whereas total runs of 4,164 in 144 List A contest is also extremely impressive. He has also participated in 142 T20s in which he has tallied 2,300 runs.Badrinath’s international debut was in 2008 against Sri Lanka and two years late he made his Test debut against South Africa but could only bag one more Test cap to his name.He played his last ODI match against West Indies in 2011, a comeback series for him after an impressive fourth season of IPL.Subramaniam Badrinath will definitely retire as a legend in domestic platform who failed to make his mark at the international stage.
Channing Frye is upfront about how he arrives at his Michael Jordan takes, regardless of whether you think they’re wrong or right.”I’m not gonna lie. I wasn’t a Jordan fan. I’m from Phoenix, right? So I’m a Barkley guy, I’m a Kevin Johnson guy, I’m a Thunder Dan guy,” Frye, who also attended Arizona, said on the “Talkin’ Blazers” podcast for NBC Sports Northwest with host Dan Sheldon. “So as much as everyone’s shocked, I never had Jordan (as) my top player of all time, anyways.” “If LeBron went back then, he had two guys that would guard him. Who’s 6-9? Rodman and Snottie Drippen, right? (Yes, Frye actually said “Snottie Drippen.”) He had two guys that would guard him. Who else could keep up with him?”And that helps to explain why the former NBA big man rides for his former Cavaliers teammate.”I like to argue it both ways, but I like to argue that LeBron is the best of all time,” he said. (Spoiler: Frye has LeBron James wayyyyy high on his list.)On this week’s Talkin’ Blazers podcast, @channingfrye shares his all-time G.O.A.T. list with @DanSheldon620… and it doesn’t include Michael Jordan 👀LISTEN/SUBSCRIBE 🎧https://t.co/122sGRAPF6READ ➡️https://t.co/3oEjByL1Z5 pic.twitter.com/nAjGiCCQbf— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 15, 2020Frye’s main reasoning? “I think the game was 1,000 percent different than what it is today.”‘LAST DANCE’: Ranking Jordan’s championship teammatesThen came the quote that lit up the internet on a Friday evening.”So, like, Jordan is amazing, and this is not an argument to say he’s lesser, it is just my opinion. Jordan’s job on that (Bulls) team was to score, right? He had one of the first teams with two (of) what we call ‘tweeners’: Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, right? We can throw in Toni Kukoc, we can throw in Ron (Harper), who does not get enough credit.”He only had really one job and that was to just score and he did that at an amazing, amazing rate. But I don’t feel like his way of winning then would translate to what it is now. Guys wouldn’t want to play with him, right?”That’s what led the basketball world to politely tell Frye he was full of it.He won DPOY and lead the league in steals Channing but yea keep going man.— Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural) May 15, 2020“LeBrOn iS a BeTtEr PaSsEr tHaN JoRdAn” pic.twitter.com/a1bAhJn8xt— Artūras Karnišovas Fan Club (@arturasfanclub) May 14, 2020Just because someone played in the league doesn’t mean they know basketball. pic.twitter.com/4Ke7OtN6VG— Kevin Lockett (@kevinlockett) May 15, 2020Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals for his career. But we digress.Frye kept up with his “Jordan couldn’t hang with us” take. Here’s where he began to fly his #TeamLeBron flag. He started by saying teams today, which are bigger and more athletic, would be able to “combat” Jordan’s style of play, which included a stellar midrange game.
:10 As you know, I am always talking to you about “Old School.” Why? Cause I’m old, that’s why! Yeah, I know. I look good for my age. People tell me that all the time …and you know what, they’re right. Anyway, back to something way more important than me. If you want that good old school feeling…I mean that early Sunday morning biscuits and gravy, grits in the deep pot, ham, bacon and sausage, hot cakes, scrambled eggs and coffee old school feeling, then all you have to do next Sunday is get your lazy butt out of the bed and walk through the warm beautiful, historic and welcoming doors of St. James AME Church on Lincoln Avenue. The Champions’ staff were invited guests to the churchmember, renown Pittsburgh actress and model Rita Gregory. The word was powerful, inspirational and yes…quick…(smile). The church family was warm and Ms. Hazel’s Kitchen is all that. Chicken, poke salad, greens, corn bread…oh lord, let me stop! And how about this, all the food is served by young people. You know, the kind of young good folks we’re proud of who far outweigh the bad. I’m talking about the kind we celebrate on the 6 p.m. evening news, not the ones we close the gate on the 11 p.m. news. You’ve heard enough. Visit St. James. Do it now…because I said so…and oh yeah, God says so too!:9 All I said was the Lakers would make the playoffs. That’s all I said…no, shut up.:8 You might as well get on the band wagon now. Your Pittsburgh Pirates are for real. Not only are they legit, but now the word comes that we got depth…back up baby. LET’S – GO – BUCS!:7 Here’s an “Overtime” sports bulletin for ya. And remember, you heard it here first. The Pittsburgh Old Timers won the National Championship yet again. Tom “Bum” Coates added to his legend by bringing home MVP honors…word is he hit 4—3s in a row to bring home the title…some say he’s still dropping 3s and the game has been over for two weeks. More info and a team photo next week.:6 Now look and listen, and trust me, this comes from the heart mmmaaannn. It’s possible you may have had a smarter coach in the Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League, but none smarter than Richard Allen. And you may have more dedicated coaches, but none more so than Karen Hall. And it’s possible you may have had someone more committed to winning than Ringo Saunders, but I doubt it. And I guess you could have had a better dressed coach than Roland Slade, but you would have to look far and wide. And, if you’re going to try and tell me there was a better organized and fully equipped coach in the league than me…aka Bill Neal…forget about it. But, if you want to identify the one coach that brought all these attributes to the court…then that would be…yeah, you know it—LaVaughn “Meatball” Johnson. Stand up and be applauded! (Alright man, I told ya I would hook you up. Now quit calling me). Hey everybody, you know “ball” can’t see all that good so here’s the truth, but don’t tell him I told you. We all know the man who wears all those crowns is the godfather Eddie Jeffries “The King of the Gangsters” …the Rankin Gangsters that is, wore a shirt and tie—on—the—sidelines. C’mon man!!!:5 The Pens are in. Let’s get ready to RRRUUUMMMBBBLLLEEE!:4 All you need to know is the Steelers met all their needs. Linebacker, wide receiver, running back and safety…now we have to see if them dogs can hunt!:3 I’m just sayin’, what about O.J.?:2 Movie Review Time. Oh, shut up will ya! You wanna have some fun, go see The Big Wedding, a Simmi chick flick, but De Niro makes it man friendly I give it 3 ***. And if you got the guts to see Pain & Gain with the Rock and Mark Wahlberg, funny, intense, brutal, bloody and yes boys and girls, a true story. Now that didn’t hurt did it?:1 Hey, if you’re looking for a wonderful thing to do for Mothers’ Day, call Rita Gregory. No, I mean a Mothers’ Day good time. She’s hosting the Mothers Day / Celebrity Women’s Awards Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, May 11, at St. James Church, 2 p.m. Tickets are only $30, honoring “20” of Pittsburgh’s outstanding women, and the special treat, the M.C. for the event is the legendary Debbie Norrell. Call the Champions at 412- 628-4856 to get a ticket while we still have them…fame—fashion—food and fun. It doesn’t get any better than that. And you know you can take that to the bank!:00 Kevin Cameron…I can’t hear you mmmaaannn!!!~ GAME OVER ~ BILL NEAL
Facebook29Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Batdorf & BronsonBatdorf and Bronson introduces its new Steeped Dancing Goats coffee to its wholesale and online customers. At home, on the go and wherever you are, Batdorf and Bronson provides coffee without compromise.With its tempting aroma, rich taste, and heavy body similar to an excellent French Press brew, Steeped Batdorf and Bronson coffee is a delicious addition to your coffee routine.For years, coffee lovers have had to choose between quality and convenience. Batdorf and Bronson now offers, a sustainable, single serve coffee without compromise. Perfect for waking up in a luxurious hotel suite or for waking up under the stars, Steeped Dancing Goats coffee will revolutionize your on the go experience.Batdorf and Bronson partnered with Steeped Coffee Company to create this one-of-a-kind coffee in a sachet. “Upon brewing, the cup is sweet and flavorsome, true to its chocolate, cherry and spice descriptors,” says green bean buyer Bob Benck about this new offering.Both companies share a vision of producing coffee without compromise. Every bag is nitro-sealed inside compostable packaging. Each coffee bag is made of a non-GMO food-grade biodegradable material that can be easily composted directly in your garden or your compost bin. The unique 100% compostable filtration and freshness system makes every cup guilt-free and eco-friendly.With hot water, a mug, and 5 minutes you can now enjoy Dancing Goats coffee anywhere. This is the simplest way to make a great cup of coffee.Pricing and Availability – Dancing Goats Steeped Coffee, both regular and decaf, can be purchased online. If you would like to inquire about wholesale sales please contact [email protected] 1988, the first Dancing Goats Coffee Bar opened its doors in Olympia, WA with a passion for serving coffee without compromise. Now operating two roasteries in Atlanta, GA and Olympia, WA, a training lab in St. Petersburg FL, and several Dancing Goats coffee bars on both sides of the continent, Batdorf and Bronson ensures that all of their customers receive fresh, quality coffee without compromise.
Dave Bry is very sorry and he’s prepared to tell you why at River Road Books at 7:30 p.m. on April 11. Bry’s book, Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples with a Lifetime of Regret One Incident at a Time, is a very funny collection of essays featuring a man (Bry himself) reckoning with a past fraught with bad decisions. Reaching back as far as grade school, Bry draws upon his experiences growing up in Little Silver and shapes his apologies into a unique memoir that remind all of us that our past can define us until we face it, one person at a time.Bry writes regularly for The Awl, a website that discusses news, politics and culture, Vibe, XXL, Spin and True/Slant. He grew up in Little Silver and currently lives in Brooklyn.Copies of Public Apology are available at River Road Books and the author event is free with the purchase of the book. Call River Road Books at 732-747-9455 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorA high-powered Hornets squad from South Okanagan proved to be too much for the locals at the Stanley Humphries Rockers High School Girl’s Fieldhockey Playday Saturday at the Pass Creek Pitch in Castlegar.The South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver cruised past all four West Kootenay teams to claim top prize in both the Junior and Senior side of the draw.“Oliver was superior in both Junior and Senior ranks,” said L.V. Rogers Bomber coach Val Gibson. The Hornets blasted LVR Bombers 6-0 in the Senior Girl’s action along with posting high goal scores against the other teams in the tournament — Rossland Royals and Stanley Humphries Rockers.The Bombers also dropped games to Rossland 2-0, a second South Okanagan squad 3-0 and to the Rockers 1-0.“With an inexperienced squad I was happy with the results,” explained Gibson, who lost a few key Grade 11 players who decided to focus on other sports. “The learning curve was amazing but the attitude of the players remains fantastic.”Trafalgar Totems, a team consisting of players in Grade 6 to Grade 8, entered in the junior side of the draw. Coached by Jesse Anast, Trafalgar lost its opener to Stanley Humphries 2-0 and a second contest to Rossland.The Royals finished second to Oliver in the Senior Girl’s draw with Stanley Humphries edging out LVR four third.The Bombers return to action Thursday with a mixed contest against city rival Trafalgar Totems.Game time is right after school at Queen Elizabeth [email protected]
Ironically, the Cardinals won the title against a crosstown rival, Nelson’s Overland West Tigers 8-4 last month at Queen Elizabeth Park.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Ian McMillan, coach Steve Forte, head coach Tracy Hare, Alexander George, Matthew Bullen, Coach Emma Hare, assistant coach Dave Faehndrich, Felix McMillan and Max Corinth.Middle, Josh Creak, Cameron Parnell, Lukas, Faehndrich, Aiden Osika and Kelton Forte.Front, Alek McMillan and Jack Hare. The Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals accomplished what few Heritage City teams have done in the past — win a West Kootenay Little League Minor Division title.
13 May 2010In a week that marked exactly a year since assuming the Presidency, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament that his administration was succeeding on service delivery and changing the attitude and style of government.“We can already feel the sense of urgency in all government spheres. Gradually, we are succeeding in changing the attitude and style of government and transforming the way government relates to citizens,” he said, while delivering the Presidency’s Budget Vote in the National Assembly on Wednesday.Zuma said there was visible progress in some identified priorities, such as health, poverty eradication, job creation, quality education, rural development and the fight against crime and corruption.He pointed to the recent launch of massive campaigns on HIV, TB and measles, the increased roll out of HIV treatment and prevention measures as well as the testing campaign that saw him, among other senior government officials, get tested for HIV.Improving educationShifting his focus to education, Zuma said the revitalisation of the country’s education system was progressing well adding the Departments of Basic as well as Higher Education and Training have directed attention on improving performance in schools and the training of a skilled workforce.Shortly after assuming office last year, Zuma announced a split in the education portfolio into two separate departments in a bid to bring more focus in the system.Several changes were made in the schooling system such as the introduction of compulsory numeracy and literacy tests for learners from Grades 6 to 9.The government has also allocated about R3.2-billion in infrastructure funds to universities over the next two financial years. Zuma said the money will help increase the production of graduates in the critical areas of engineering, life and physical sciences, teacher education and health sciences.In addition, he said, work towards the establishment of universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape will continue this financial year, in order to further expand access to higher education.“We are doing this in recognition of the fact that nearly 70% of all South Africans are under the age of 35. We have to invest in our youth, in our future,” Zuma said.Recovery from recessionZuma further said all indications are that South Africa was recovering from the recession that saw thousands of people losing their jobs. “Our economy is growing and investors are showing confidence in our country. The government responded swiftly to the recession and a lot has been achieved under the auspices of the framework for South Africa’s response to the international economic crisis,” he said.Zuma said the government was engaged in a number of activities to respond to communities in distress and to assist vulnerable workers and troubled enterprises and sectors of the economy.Work has also been taking place through the Commission for Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration (CCMA) to strengthen efforts to avoid retrenchments, he said.To protect the poor and jobless from inflated food prices, Zuma said the government had directed the competition authorities to speed up their investigations into price-fixing and cartels in the food supply chain. As a result, a number of implicated companies have been prosecuted.Industrial policyHe was also confident that the Industrial Policy Action Plan – which seeks to grow industrial sectors to retain existing jobs and to create new decent jobs – launched by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davis earlier this year would produce a concrete plan to significantly expand South African industrial capacity.Other measures that enable job creation would include stepping up the implementation of the expanded public works programme, investing in further education and skills development and encouraging small business development and entrepreneurship.“We now know what works and what needs to be corrected, and what needs to be strengthened,” said Zuma who also announced the names of the people to serve on a presidential review committee of state-owned enterprises.The committee will identify challenges faced by these entities and recommend possible changes in their running.Source: BuaNews
25 June 2010Africa can no longer be viewed only as a destination for development aid – the continent is open for business, South African President Jacob Zuma told global business leaders in Toronto on the eve of the G8 and G20 Summits.Addressing the G20 business leaders on Thursday, Zuma said Africa’s recent economic showing was “proving Afro-pessimists wrong.”He pointed out that sub-Saharan Africa’s current growth rate was surpassed only by China and India – a fact that he attributed to good policies and regulations as well as huge infrastructure programmes.“There is every expectation that Africa’s current pace of growth will remain at a high level, at around six percent per year.”“Our movement forward will be greatly enhanced by the speeding up of economic reforms to enable more inclusive and faster growth,” Zuma said, calling for fair trade for the continent.Together with the developed world, he said, there had to be ways to promote stronger and more effective international partnerships for growth and development.Zuma said African leaders do not want to create the impression that they had come cap-in-hand to ask for favours. “We reiterate that Africa is open for business. It is open for trade and investment.”World Bank reformHe emphasised that changes in both the voting structure and leadership of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank would be crucial in ensuring a more stable and equitable financial infrastructure.“The developing world has an equal right to run these institutions,” Zuma said.Reform of global financial systems will be a priority issue for many G20 members; China, India, and Brazil will join South Africa in arguing that their economic strength needs to be better reflected in the architecture of major institutions.Fifa World CupWith the 2010 Fifa World Cup in full swing, the President said South Africa will never be the same again, and that the country’s successful hosting of the event had again proven Afro-pessimists wrong.“More than the infrastructure that our future generations will inherit, we remain hopeful that the various skills that our people acquired since we started working on this Fifa World Cup project will prove useful going forward.”Over and above the economic benefits, Zuma said, there would also be a legacy of education for the African continent, driven in particular by the 1Goal Education for All Campaign.Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio corn producers are reporting more rust on corn this year, and are concerned that it might be southern rust, the rarer but more damaging of the two major rust diseases that affect corn in state. Based on the fact that they both produce rusty looking pustules on the leaves, producers may actually be confusing common rust with southern rust, especially when they are not occurring side-by-side on the same leaf. The table below provides some key differences between the two based on the characteristics of visual symptoms and conditions favorable for development. Common rustSouthern RustPustule appearanceLarge, oval to elongated, scattered over the leafSmall, circular, evenly distributed over leafPustule colorBrownish to cinnamon-brownReddish orangePustule locationBoth upper and lower surface of leaves. Generally only found on leaves.Predominantly on the upper leaf surfaces. Also found on stems and husks.Optimum ConditionsCool (60-77F) and humid conditionsWarm (77+F) and humid conditionsRegionSubtropical and temperate regions – more common in the northern statesTropical and subtropical regions. Most prevalent in the south, but may occur in the north if temperatures increase. Fungicides do equally well against both diseases, but are rarely ever needed for common rust on hybrid corn. Scout fields and observe the weather before making an application. As it becomes warm and dry, typical of summers in Ohio, the development and spread of common rust slow down considerably or stop. For southern rust, however, fungicides may be warranted and economically beneficial if timed correctly (as soon as the first few pustules are observed). The information on IPIPE (http://scr.ipmpipe.org/cgi-bin/sbr/public.cgi) can be used as a guide for timing fungicide applications based on the occurrence and the movement of southern rust.Since common rust is rarely ever an economic concern in this part of the world, no extensive research has been done to determine damage, fungicide application, or any other thresholds in Ohio. If the hybrid is susceptible and conditions seem favorable, you can use the guidelines below for gray leaf spot (GLS) and northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) as a guide, with the understanding that they were not developed for rust. The biology of common and southern rust is vastly different from that of GLS, NCLB, and Eye Spot. Scout fields just prior to tassel emergence, and examine plants for disease symptoms. A foliar fungicide application should be considered on susceptible hybrids if disease symptoms are present on the third leaf below the ear or higher on 50% of the plants examined; of if disease symptoms are present on intermediate hybrids on the third leaf below the ear or higher on 50% of the plants examined, and the field is in an area with a history of foliar disease problems, and growing and weather conditions favor the disease in question.