What is the problem with Christopher Henry Gayle that is causing this continuous display of his manhood and sexuality in the public space?The T20 cricket batting superhero had another on-air amorous approach aimed at a female journalist conducting a post-performance interview during a game in the Australian Big Bash League (BBL).It was only last year, on Antigua home soil, that Big Chris committed what Foster’s Fairplay assessed then and still now, as a trend towards vulgarity.On that occasion, in a pre-game interview, the former West Indies captain was reported to have been asked by a female interviewer: “How does the pitch feel so far in terms of the training (and) the weather”?The response was: “Well, I haven’t touched yours yet, so I don’t know how it feels.”The question in this columnist’s view did not indicate cricket savvy, but Gayle put the query on a sexist plane.Following the story from Down Under, what is interesting is a comment by a Jamaican sports journalist considered, in this corner, to be ‘from the top drawer’.FOOT-IN-MOUTH DISEASENoted for his incisive analysis, after listening to excerpts from the recent interview with Gayle and the woman, he made the point: “I thought Gayle had learnt his lesson.”No such luck, Leighton. There is no stopping the loose talk coming from the swashbuckling opening batsman, as he seems to be stuck in the groove of ‘putting his foot in his mouth’ on these occasions.This time, his 41 off 15 balls was being recounted when what he chose to highlight was his attraction to the lady’s eyes and proceeded to issue an invitation on set for the woman to “have a drink” later.The “Do not blush, Baby” followed.Subsequently, the BBL boss, obviously and justifiably incensed, has issued sanctions against our boy, Chris. First up, he will no longer be featured in the coverage of the games. His wearing of on-field microphones to facilitate comments during the fast-paced spectacle is now denied. Added to this, the now-beleaguered entertainer has been docked US$7,200 (AUS$10,000.)In response to the many negative remarks from all over, there have been shouts of “Overkill!”, “Killing an ant with a hammer!” and the like. The view expressed there is that Gayle’s flirtatious foray did not deserve such adverse comment.In general, it is also the talk that the matter has been “blown out of proportion”. Some have responded to the most popular comment, which is that the approach was “inappropriate”.Another famed radio talk show host and academic has said that the measure of that description is dependent on how acceptable it was to the lady in question, Mel McLaughlin.Also, it has been mentioned that she was made to feel “uncomfortable”, while carrying out the requirements of her job.culture-dependent viewOn the matter of discomfort, the only opinion in the public space has not, to this columnist’s knowledge, come from the lady herself, but rather from what she was alleged to have said to her superior. Foster’s Fairplay is in total disagreement with the highly respected talk show host on the matter of the lady’s acceptability or not. That is immaterial in this corner. Depending on culture, socialisation, or plain lack of decency on the part of the target, the foulest language in requesting sexual attention can find favour in certain quarters but can be rejected, as it should be, in others.This columnist, in his youthful days, trying to adhere to lessons taught, lost many a battle, failing to land the booty, while the vulgar approach won the hand, and whatever else was on offer from the female. Unacceptability is a legitimate call, regardless of its source.As for the suggestion that the story has received an overabundance of mileage, this is how journalists eat, drink, and enjoy life’s blessings. Put a little one-Test medium pacer in the superstar’s position, the hue and cry would be considerably less – if heard at all.The so-called extra publicity comes from the elevated territory, and Gayle and his supporters must be aware of this as they line up in his support.Foster’s Fairplay sums up the varied arguments and counter arguments: It was the wrong forum for the comment.Take the thought elsewhere, Chris.
Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Schrock goal powers Ceres past Kaya Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I’m always proud of my teammates and coaches,” said Ricci. “We were together all throughout the year. We’ve been through a lot together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But just like in Wednesday’s Game 2, the Archers showed no quit in them and answered with a 10-2 rally of their own to trim the gap to just a basket, 82-80, after an Andrei Caracut triple with 48.9 seconds left.“At this point, we gave everything,” said Ricci. “Maybe they’re really just more deserving than us.”The Eagles showed they wanted it, all right, with Isaac Go knocking in a clutch triple with 24.7 ticks remaining and Anton Asistio and Matt Nieto sealing it from the free throw line.“This loss is really a big factor,” said Ricci. “But a loss would make you pray more, would make you look at everything that happened.”There’s no shame, though, in the Archers’ effort as season MVP Ben Mbala dropped a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Aljun Melecio (16 points), Ricci (14 points), Andrei Caracut (13 points) and Santi Santillan (11 points) also finished in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT As confetti rained on new UAAP men’s basketball champion Ateneo, La Salle’s Rivero brothers stayed and hugged on court.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award It was a poignant moment that similarly happened in Game 2, where Prince tried to straighten up his younger brother Ricci, who picked up his fourth foul early but later recovered in the second half to help the Green Archers force a decider.This time, it was Ricci who tried to console a devastated Prince after the Green Archers bowed to the Blue Eagles, 88-86, in the thrilling do-or-die Game 3 showdown on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s really hard,” admitted Ricci. “We know there are ups and downs, and now, we’re down. We just have to think of ways to recover.”The Archers had a strong shot at winning their second straight crown, before the Eagles unleashed a 14-2 run to take a double-digit advantage, 80-70, going into the last four minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Barangay Ginebra also took a 1-0 lead in its series with Meralco, 88-81.Justin Brownlee scored 25 points and had nine rebounds and six assists in leading the Kings, while the Bolts were led by the 15 points of Baser Amer and import Arinze Onuaku’s 12 points and 18 rebounds.“Their backs are now against the wall,” Austria went on in describing the KaTropa, who opened up with the first 10 points before bloating it to a 46-23 lead early in the second period.The big lead was still not enough to keep the Beermen from charging back as Austria believes his players are on the right frames of mind.“They were all focused, and they knew how to get back,” Austria said of his Beermen, the reigning all-Filipino champions who are shooting for a repeat here to get another chance at an elusive Triple Crown sweep.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES “It’s a minor setback for them,” San Miguel coach Leo Austria said, when asked how he felt such a come-from-behind win could affect the psyche of the enemy in the short series. “They (KaTropa) still have a chance, but it will be very tough for them [to win two straight games].”Renaldo Balkman scored 36 points, June Mar Fajardo added 27 and the duo did most of the damage in the final half where they combined for 40.The San Miguel import also tossed in twin digits in each of the last two periods.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Marcio Lassiter fired 26 and Arwind Santos was the last player in twin digits for Austria with 10.The Beermen gun for a place in the Final Four against either Alaska or sister team Magnolia with a win in Game 2 set Wednesday also at the Big Dome. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA ImagesPowerhouse San Miguel Beer roared back from 23 points down in the first half on Monday night to take a 121-110 triumph over TNT KaTropa in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of three quarterfinals series at Smart Araneta Coliseum.More than a 1-0 lead, the win gave the defending champion Beermen a huge psychological advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Bradley picks Pacquiao; Duterte to watch fight live Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names RR Pogoy and Joshua Smith led the KaTropa with 17 points each, though the burly TNT import fouled out with 3:39 to play after picking up a sixth foul.The 6-foot-9 Smith was whistled for a fourth foul in the third and rode the bench for a good chunk of the critical stretches.“It was scary,” Austria said of the slow San Miguel start. “I didn’t think we could come back.”The KaTropa dropped 40 first quarter points only to be held to just 22 in the payoff frame.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
A family of four is now counting their losses after an afternoon fire destroyed the front building of a Lot 5 BlockThe gutted Lot 5 Block R North Sophia homeR North Sophia, Greater Georgetown property.The fire began at about 18:15h. It is suspected to have originated in the bottom flat of the building and quickly caught onto a mattress before reaching a wooded beam and engulfing the rest of the house. At the time of the fire, no one was at home.Mahadeo Mansaram, who lives next door, related that his daughter was the one who noticed the smoke emanating from the building and raised an alarm.He explained that he, along with neighbours formed a bucket brigade and contained the fire until the Guyana Fire Service arrived on the scene.A speedy response by the Fire Service ensured that the blaze was contained to one building and minor scorches to the neighbouring properties, despite having limited water in the truck.One of the occupants of the building, Daniel Beckles related to Guyana Times that the property is uninsured and had it recently valued at $17 million.Up to press time, the origins of the fire remains unknown as Fire Service officials are still investigating the incident.
The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Liberia on Tuesday launched an emergency Ebola program response in the township of West Point under the theme, “Saving Lives and Restoring Livelihoods in West Point.”The aim of the YMCA’s project is to prevent the further spread of Ebola and address the impact of the outbreak there. It is also intended to influence communities to respond properly by taking positive actions that will prevent the further spread of the disease.Mr. E. Edward Gboe, YMCA Liberia’s national general secretary, who gave the overview, said the project, will train peer educators to support outreach activities in the community and set up emergency communication centers to provide relevant information required to promote awareness on the prevention and spread of Ebola.The project will influence and affect communities properly to respond by taking actions that will prevent the further spread of the disease and improve access to livelihoods of youth and selected vulnerable people, including female-headed households.According to him, YMCA will also hold Town hall meetings to engage community on conflict issues as a result of Ebola, while also providing livelihood support and food security for West Pointers which will include food for work, food supplies to vulnerable households within West Point and Livelihood recovery through support to 175 women and young people affected by the Ebola outbreak, to enable them to restart income generation activities.Under the program, Mr. Gboe said, the Liberia YMCA will coordinate with the Ministry of Health and other health sector organizations, particularly Medecins Sans Frontier (MSF) to train health workers on surveillance and reporting.The YMCA Liberia’s NGS disclosed that the program will be implemented over a period of one year from October 10, 2014 to March 31, 2015 in West Point only.During this period, 6,068 direct beneficiaries will be reached in the township, he said.Declaring the project officially open in West Point, the chairman of the Board of the Liberia-YMCA, Mr. Jonathan A. Mason, urged the West Pointers to make good use of the project.He said the YMCA is ensuring that the people of West Point live a better life.Earlier in her welcoming remarks, Mrs. Miatta Flowers, Commissioner of the township commended the YMCA for the gesture and promised that they will work along with them to implement the project.Mrs. Flowers also called on West Pointers to fully cooperate with leadership of the YMCA to ensure that project is fully implemented.The Liberia YMCA Ebola Program response is funded by Comic relief through Y-Care International based in the United Kingdom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dr. Wilhemina Jallah, confirmed as Minister of HealthFollowing weeks of delay and reported intensive closed-door lobbying, the plenary of the Senate at its 19th day sitting yesterday received a report from its Committee on Health, Gender, Children, and Social Protection recommending the confirmation of Health Minister-designate Dr. Wilhemina Jallah.The Health Minister-designate had made two appearances before the Senate committee. At both appearances she refused to comment on the issue relating to the death during surgical operations of a female Prelate, Desiree Fahnbulleh, at her clinic. She had informed the lawmakers that her inability to address the issue was due to legal advice from her lawyer, as the matter is already in court.But during her last appearance, Dr. Jallah clarified that the death of Pastor Fahnbulleh was not intentional and that in fact, she had, like all medical practitioners, taken that very important oath to save lives, which she asserted she has done over a period of more than 30 years.Also recommended for confirmation by the Committee on Information, Broadcasting, Culture & Tourism was another controversial nominee, Eugene Fahngon, for the position of Deputy Minister for Public Affairs, Ministry of Information. Mr. Fahngon during his confirmation hearing had described the process as a mere formality, a statement many Senators did not take lightly.The committee on Agriculture also reported to plenary that the Minister of Agriculture-designate Mogana S. Flomo, Jr. during confirmation hearing and based on his educational background and experiences, deserves the plenary blessing.In total, according to the agenda of yesterday, plenary received over 35 nominees’ recommendations for confirmation, which was eventually taken in executive session.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Icardi struck deep into injury time to grab Inter Milan victory © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOROME, Italy, Oct 22 – Captain Mauro Icardi struck a dramatic injury-time winner as Inter Milan stunned AC Milan 1-0 in the derby at the San Siro to retake third place in Serie A on Sunday.The Argentinian pounced on a mistake by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to nod home in the second minute of added time after an otherwise forgettable match, leaving Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan without a win in the last five league derbies. But Inter continued their recent resurgence under Luciano Spalletti after finishing fourth last term to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2011-12, moving to within six points of leaders Juventus, after their 1-1 home draw with Genoa on Saturday.“I came here to win, not to just sit on a bench for a season and try to bring home a salary,” former Roma coach Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.“I came here to organise the future of Inter and the players must do the same.“I liked that after the final whistle, Icardi said we must find consistency and keep pushing. Inter chose us to bring this side back to the level that the fans deserve.”There was an injury blow for Inter ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, though, with Radja Nainggolan substituted midway through the first half after tangling with AC midfielder Lucas Biglia.“Nainggolan has been chopped down,” added Spalletti. “We have to take him to the hospital and see. He won’t be with us for a while.”AC Milan remain down in 12th after seeing their eight-game unbeaten run in all competitions ended.Icardi had the ball in the net early on, but the striker’s effort was ruled out for offside after a check with VAR.Although the opening stages of the game were not overflowing with attacking quality, there was plenty of niggle, with Biglia left incensed after he was booked despite appearing to have been stamped on by Nainggolan before the Belgian hobbled off.Nominal home side Inter looked the more likely to find a breakthrough in the first half, with Ivan Perisic seeing a header palmed away by Donnarumma and Stefan de Vrij striking the crossbar with a twisting volley.Out of nowhere AC Milan thought they had taken the lead shortly before half-time, but it was Mateo Musacchio’s turn to be denied by the linesman’s flag.Inter had a couple of second-half chances from set-pieces, with Matias Vecino nodding over and Perisic seeing a thunderous strike blocked.The game appeared to be petering out into a goalless draw, but Donnaruma came and failed to claim a speculative right-wing cross from Vecino, and Icardi headed into the unguarded net to score his fourth league goal of the campaign and spark jubilant scenes among the Inter fans in the stands.“We lost the game together, not because of Donnarumma,” insisted Milan boss Gattuso.“We lost because we didn’t play with the right courage, we were distracted and conceded a naive goal.”– Lazio into top four –Lazio’s Italian forward Ciro Immobile unlocked Parma’s defence Sunday © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIEarlier on Sunday, late goals from Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa gave Lazio a 2-0 win at Parma.Promoted in each of the three seasons since their bankruptcy, Parma have impressed this season but their late capitulation saw the visiting Roman outfit into the top four.Ex-Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura returned to coaching but failed to guide tailenders Chievo to their first win of the season.Relegation rivals Atalanta ripped Chievo apart in a 5-1 home mauling for Ventura in his first game since being sacked last November after Italy failed to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.Two other clubs also locked in the relegation zone shared the points as Frosinone and Empoli drew 3-3 in a game where Frosinone doubled their season’s goals tally to six and their points tally to two.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Fraser Forster in action for Southampton 1 Fraser Forster has signed a new five-year contract with Southampton.Chelsea have been reportedly weighing up the goalkeeper as a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois.Forster has been in outstanding form since returning from a long-term injury absence in January and there has also been interest from other clubs in securing his services.But Southampton have now convinced the 28-year-old England international that his long-term future lies with the south coast club.He told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted. It’s been another good year for the club and I think there’s real ambition around the place and it’s good to be a part of it, so to commit and sign a new deal is unbelievable and I’m just looking forward to getting stated again.“Every player wants to keep moving forward in their career and for me especially I’m very ambitious, and I think at this club there is that real ambition and desire to keep moving forward and improve year-in, year-out.Midfielder James Ward-Prowse has also signed a new six-year contract with the Saints.The England Under-21 international has emerged as a key man for the club after progressing through their academy system.Since making his senior debut in October 2011, Ward-Prowse has made over 100 appearances for the club.He said of his new deal: “I’m delighted. When I knew I had the chance to extend my stay here it was a no-brainer for me.“It’s pleasing that the club have shown that they have faith in me to extend my stay and I want to repay the faith to the club for putting their time and effort into making me the player I am today.”
FEATURES: Music lovers from as far away as Colombia and Japan will be travelling to Letterkenny next month to take part in the Ceol na Coille Summer School.More than 250 people are expected to attend the traditional music school, which runs in Coláiste Ailigh from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th. Classes in a whole range of instruments are part of a busy programme, which features concerts, workshops and sessions locally.New features include a class in conversational Irish for adults, a Club Gaelach and a Trad Camp for 6 – 8 year olds.A CPD (continuous personal development) course for primary teachers, pioneered at the school last year, has been approved for a further three years by the Department of Education and Skills. School organiser Paul Harrigan, a renowned traditional musician on both uilleann pipes and piano accordion, said it’s shaping up to be another excellent summer school.“After five very good years the name of the Ceol na Coille Summer School of Traditional Music is definitely getting out there internationally,” he said.“We’ve already had confirmed bookings from across the globe, from Colombia to Japan, Germany to the Outer Hebrides and Eygpt!“We’re expecting more musicians from far-flung parts to simply turn up to enrol when we open on Monday 11th July.“This year we’re also delighted to be working with Failte Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way, and contributing to cultural tourism in the region.“That’s a valuable boost because it means we’re included in tourism campaigns and marketing.“However, a big part of what we do is about stimulating interest in traditional music here in the Letterkenny area and in Donegal generally. “It’s about helping local young players to develop as musicians and make new friends in music from all over the world.”The Ceol na Coille Summer School will start with the regular monthly session on Sunday 10th July at 4pm.This time the session will be held in the Glebe Gallery in Churchill.Classes start on Monday 11th at 10am and the demand for places means there will be more than twenty five tutors involved, all of them well-known on the traditional music scene. Visiting tutors include the piper Padraig McGovern and his wife, harpist Sabina McCague; accordionist Martin Quinn; fiddler and fiddle maker Paul Bradley; Joanne O’Connor on banjo; and Michael McCague on guitar.Dr Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick is heading up the primary teachers’ CPD course.One of the highlights of the week is likely to be the ‘Bellows and Bows’ concert at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Wednesday 13th July. It features several of the visiting tutors.2016 is developing into a memorable year for the Ceol na Coille music school generally.A group of 35 from the school travelled to Texas in March to visit sister school, the North Texas School of Irish Traditional Music in Dallas. 50 Texans are due on a return visit in August.For more details on the summer school, see http://www.ceolnacoille.ie
Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won West Ham avoided an embarrassing defeat Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY Bottom of the Premier League after three straight defeats, they had fallen behind after less than a minute and a half to a goal from Joe Piggott, who was playing non-league football last season.Meanwhile, ten-man Preston inflicted the first defeat of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign as Leeds head coach with a well-deserved 2-0 victory. Bielsa suffered his first defeat as Leeds boss Saido Berahino’s first goal for two-and-a-half years and a comical 97th-minute own-goal from Juninho Bacuna helped Stoke shock Premier League Huddersfield 2-0 and advance to the Carabao Cup third round.The £12million striker had gone 913 days without finding the back of the net, but his 53rd-minute headed finish at the bet365 Stadium ended his goal-drought. smart causal RANKED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade gameday possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Daniel Johnson scored from the spot after Preston were awarded a penalty inside a minute and the visitors shrugged off Ryan Ledson’s straight red card to double their lead on the stroke of half-time through Brandon Barker’s stunning solo effort.Full second round resultsBlackburn 4-1 LincolnBurton 1-0 Aston VillaDonacaster 1-2 BlackpoolHull 0-4 DerbyLeeds 0-2 PrestonLeicester 4-0 FleetwoodMiddlesbrough 2-1 Rochdale 3 Getty Images – Getty 3 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more And in the final minute of injury-time debutant Bacuna shanked his attempted clearance and only succeeded in scoring in his own net.Elsewhere, second-half goals from Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Javier Hernandez dug West Ham out of a hole as they beat ten-man AFC Wimbledon 3-1. highlights Berahino finally scored Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 WolvesWalsall 3-3 Macclesfield (Macclesfield win 3-1 on pens)Stoke 2-0 HuddersfieldWest Brom 2-1 MansfieldSwansea 0-1 Crystal palaceWimbledon 1-3 West HamBournemouth 3-0 MK DonsBrentford 1-0 CheltenhamBrighton 0-1 SouthamptonCardiff 1-3 NorwichFulham 2-0 ExeterNewport 0-3 Oxford UnitedQPR 3-1 Bristol RoversWycombe 2-2 Forest Green (Wycombe win 4-3 on pens)