England’s Jos Buttler admits he is a ‘huge fan’ of South Africa danger man Quinton de Kock | Cricket News

first_img 1:56 Former England captain Michael Atherton says Ben Stokes’ return to England’s T20 squad for next month’s tour of South Africa is a ‘huge bonus’ – Advertisement – “I’m a huge fan of his, I think he’s a fantastic player,” Buttler told reporters. “I think he’s got an excellent cricket brain, I like the way he looks at the game and the way he takes it on.“He’s probably one of my favourite players in the world at the moment. Having played against him, he’s incredibly difficult to keep quiet with the bat, I enjoy his wicketkeeping style as well, he’s a fantastic wicketkeeper.“He’s a brilliant player and he’ll be a real danger man for South Africa on this trip.” Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'
Jos Buttler says Quinton de Kock is one of his 'favourite players in the world'

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SC upholds guilty verdict vs Drilon critic

first_imgMejorada warned that the Supreme Courtdecision would have “chilling effect” on the media profession. Drilon, on the other hand, welcomed the highcourt’s decision. According to Mejorada, he felt sad uponknowing the Supreme Court Second Division’s denial with finality of the Motionfor Reconsideration he filed on its June 10, 2019 ruling dismissing hisPetition for Certiorari on his conviction for libel. “If imprisonment be the price for courageouslyexposing the truth, I have prepared myself and my family to accept my fate,”stated Mejorada. ILOILO City – The Supreme Court (SC) affirmedwith finality the conviction and imprisonment of blogger Manuel Mejorada overlibellous articles against Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.  With due respect to the Supreme Court,Mejorada further said, the high court’s ruling against him did not tackle twoimportant issues he raised. “The Court resolves to deny the motion forreconsideration with finality, no substantial argument having been adduced towarrant the reconsideration sought,” the resolution, issued by the SupremeCourt’s Second Division on Sept. 2, 2019, read.  The high court, in its earlier ruling,stressed that “as correctly ruled by the Court of Appeals, the elements oflibel were sufficiently established by the prosecution.”  Aside from his blogs against Drilon, Mejoradaalso filed a graft complaint against the senator before the Ombudsman but thiswas dismissed for lack of merit. Pursuant to the rules, the records of the casewill be remanded to the Pasay Regional Trial Court, which will subsequentlyorder Mejorada to serve his sentence. Mejorada noted that during his trial, theprosecution presented only two witnesses – Drilon’s Chief of Staff and thesenator’s media liaison officer. Mejorada is facing five more libel charges. The Ombudsman stressed that contrary to theallegations of overpricing, the government was even able to save a huge amountof money allotted for the Iloilo Convention Center’s design.  The libel case stemmed from a series ofarticles written by Mejorada accusing Drilon of overpricing the construction ofthe Iloilo Convention Center.  Also a former provincial administrator ofIloilo, Mejorada is expected to serve his sentence at the New Bilibid Prisonpursuant to Republic Act 10575 or the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013, whichcharged the Bureau of Corrections with custody and rehabilitation of national inmatesor those sentenced by a court to serve a term of imprisonment of more thanthree years. He was reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’sTuesday night statement (Nov. 19) questioning the Iloilo Convention Center’scost after Drilon questioned the P50-million cost of the cauldron to be used inthe upcoming Southeast Asian Games that the country is hosting beginning nextweek./PN Neither could substitute for Drilon on thesubject of injury or damage to his honor or reputation, according to Mejorada. It further said that “it was notnecessary to establish that the publication was motivated by any malice sincethe articles were not privileged communication or fair comments; thus, maliceis presumed.”   Mejorada will serve an imprisonment oftwo years and four months and one day, as minimum, to four years and twomonths, as maximum, to be served simultaneously. The Iloilo Convention Center, now a primeconvention destination in Western Visayas, is credited for Iloilo’s rise as apremier MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) hub in thecountry. It narrows the latitude for members of mediain making criticism on the conduct of public officials and other accountablepersons, he said. First, he said, he was deprived hisconstitutional right to confront his accuser. “Having said that, I will bravely face theconsequences of my actions,” he stressed. But “there’s more than meets the eye,”according to Mejorada in a statement yesterday. “It paves the way for individuals to filelibel cases and not have to testify in court to be confronted oncross-examination,” he said. Second, he claimed the injury or damage toDrilon’s reputation or honor was not established because the senator did nottestify in court. “The DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program)funds poured into Iloilo City’s infrastructure and beautification projectsexceeded P3 billion. If asked by the national government to provide details, Iwill gladly do so,” according to Mejorada.last_img read more

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Carpenter leads without No. 2 teammate

first_imgAs a senior in her final year of play, Elizabeth Carpenter is at the No. 1 spot in the lineup, leading the Badgers into what is anticipated to be a very successful year for the University of Wisconsin’s women’s tennis team.However, a recent injury to the No. 2 player Alaina Trgovich has forced Carpenter to step up her game and fill the hole that was left when Trgovich tore her ACL, leaving her inactive.“Since we have a player that just went down with an injury, she’s going to have to fill that role all year,” coach Brian Fleishman said. “I think she’s ready to fill that void.”Trgovich is also doing the best she can to help Carpenter despite her injury. She knows that there is a lot she can do besides actually practicing with Carpenter.“I feel bad that I let her down and I can’t play with her,” said Trgovich, “I just try to motivate her and keep her focused, and I still want her to have a great last year.”So far, the team has been very successful, winning their last two matches 7-0 against Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois with Carpenter in the lead spot. Nevertheless, playing without the team’s No. 2 player has made things a challenge for the senior.“It’s difficult to lose one of our best players, but I try to keep it off my mind.” Carpenter said of losing Trgovich. “It doesn’t change how I play, I still try to go out and do the best that I can.”Carpenter — who plays No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles — provides support and experience for her team, and they all look to her for encouragement. She provides a framework for the team to model themselves after and Fleishman hasn’t overlooked her importance to the team both on and off the court.“She doesn’t really say a lot but she leads by example and works hard,” Fleishman said. “She shows everybody that she’s going to give the same effort every day, and on game day she has the most energy and everyone looks to her for a visual role model.”Carpenter led by example in last Friday’s win over the Northern Illinois Huskies. Carpenter won both of her singles sets 6-0 and finished 8-1 with her doubles partner, Angela Chupa.“She had a lot of energy this past Friday, and she knows she needs to step up a little bit more than she already has.” Trgovich said. “I think she did a really good job.”Although Carpenter is currently the top player on the UW roster, she hasn’t always been as successful as of late. According to Fleishman, hard work and her competitive spirit brought her to where she is today.“When I first came here, she couldn’t keep within two or three balls to play, and she’s come a long way in the year and a half since I’ve been coaching,” Fleishman said. “She’s got the biggest heart on the team and has the greatest work ethic.”Her love of tennis developed at a young age and grew into the passion she feels for the sport today. As a kid, she loved the challenge of taking on an opponent and playing her heart out.“When I was growing up, I played mostly individual and I liked going out and competing,” Carpenter said. “But now it’s a team, and I love having someone to play for and the team atmosphere out on the courts.”Now that Carpenter is a senior, she can look back over her collegiate career and learn from it. She has developed the skills she needs and knows how to prepare for each match and what works best for her.“I treat each practice as a game and give everything I have each time I go out on the court,” Carpenter said. “I live by the motto how you practice today is how you play each game and that helps me prepare for each match. Now that I’m a senior, I don’t take matches for granted and play at my best against each opponent.”last_img read more

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Clarion Gaming and GamblingCompliance join SBC’s Sports Betting Week

first_img Submit Share Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption December 18, 2019 Share The sports betting world will be descending on London this September for a series of events, exhibitions and networking functions, exploring the future of sports betting, innovation, marketing and regulation.Sports Betting Week (12-15 September) sees three of the industry’s key information providers – Clarion Gaming, SBC Events & GamblingCompliance – present the industry with a week’s worth of high quality conference & exhibition events in one of  the most exciting cities in the world.The first conference that kicks off the week will be WrB London – Responsible Gambling Innovation, on Tuesday 12 September at the OXO2 Tower, organised by the Most Respected Events Business (as awarded by the 2017 AEO Awards) Clarion Events. This year, WrB London will be exploring market developments with even more conceptual, technical and important discussion around how the gambling industry and its stakeholders can thrive and prosper with responsible gambling.Responsible gambling technology advances are moving at a rapid pace, this combined with gaming’s adoption of CSR and transparency, is making RG a key theme for multiple departments within businesses. The 2017 edition will set the tone for the responsible gambling agenda for the next 12 months.The next event to be hosted as part of the week of Betting and Gaming in London will be, Betting on Sports, taking place on the 12-15 September at Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, organised by SBC Events, who host and organise some of the largest sports betting events in the industry.With over 1,200 senior executives, 150 leading speakers, 50 exhibitors and a plethora of conferences and tracks available, Betting on Sports 2017 is a must-attend event for members of the sports betting industry and those that deal with the sector. The event focuses on everything related to sports and betting, including Esports, Racing, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Darts, Rugby and more.The event starts out with a pre-registration networking party at Hilton Hotel Olympia on Tuesday 12th September, with two full days of conference and exhibition on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th and networking parties in the evening.London’s week of Betting and Gaming will be closed with a conference hosted by GamblingCompliance, the leading provider of legal, regulatory and business intelligence to the gambling industry,  on Friday 15 September at the Hilton Hotel Olympia. GCRB: Germany in Focus – Sports Betting, Licensing & Tax will provide delegates with an insight into the current state of legislation in the country and examining the implications of the recent move by .Schleswig-Holstein to pull out of the Interstate Treaty for Gambling.Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, stated: “It’s a pleasure to partner with Clarion Gaming and GamblingCompliance to help us with our vision for Sports Betting Week – a series of sports betting related events and topics in London for senior industry decision makers. We have worked very hard to ensure that the events complement each other to create value for all industry stakeholders, including operators, suppliers, service providers, affiliates, media and the sports industry.”Buy your tickets for SBC’s Betting on Sports Conference and Exhibition hereBuy your tickets for WrB London – Responsible Gambling Innovation hereBuy your tickets for GamblingCompliance’s GCRB: Germany in Focus – Sports Betting, Licensing & Tax StumbleUpon Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming January 22, 2020 Related Articles Covid concerns see Clarion Gaming move ICE 2021 to April    July 15, 2020last_img read more

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Lower teams jockey for position

first_imgView comments Cignal HD and Sta. Lucia Realty, both sharing 3-3 marks, collide with Generika Ayala and Foton, respectively, in the penultimate day of the first elimination round. Matches start at 4:15 p.m.Though all eight teams remain in contention at this stage, the clubs’ showing in this round will determine their rankings in the pool stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut with powerhouse Petron and F2 Logistics expected to be on opposite brackets, Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua believes winning their last game will carry a different weight.“You really can’t choose between Petron and F2 Logistics. Both of them are very tough teams,” said Pascua. “A very convincing win would surely be a major morale-booster for us.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Sta. Lucia will have to put up with Foton, the sleeping giant in the conference which is languishing deep in the standings with a 2-4 record after massive revamp in the preseason.“Foton is a very tall team,” said Pascua. “We have to work double time to break their blocking and come up with strong services to take away their first ball.” —MARC ANTHONY REYESSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rugby slide ‘just a phase’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Four teams in the lower half of the standings angle for better positions going into the pool play as they clash Thursday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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