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‘Mugabe to die this year’ pastor denied bail

first_imgA prominent Zimbabwean cleric, who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die this year, was on Thursday denied bail by a Harare magistrate on charges of offending other religions.Pastor Patrick Mugadza, 46, of the Remnant Church torched a storm when he predicted that Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler would die on October 17 this year. The cleric urged 92 yea-old Mugabe to confess to his sins and pray hard in order to avoid the impending death.Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti ruled that the pastor had the propensity to commit crimes when he was on bail after finding that Mugadza committed the alleged offense while on bail on two other offences in which he was charged with criminal nuisance.Mugadza was also on bail on charges of wearing the southern African country’s national flag around his waist during a protest.One of his attorneys, Obey Shava, left the court in stitches after he asked the investigating officer in the current case when President Mugabe would die.“Why do you say that President Mugabe is not going to die on October 17? So are you challenging God’s power?” asked the attorney.However, Officer Mafion Muchena said he could not respond to that question, arguing that he was not aware of the status of Mugabe’s health. Mugabe often visits Singapore for his medical treatment routines. The magistrate ordered Mugadza to return to court on February 3 for commencement of his trial as his attorneys indicated that they may appeal the magistrate’s decision to deny him bail.Pastor Mugabe was not new to controversy. In 2015, he staged a one-man protest at the ruling Zanu-PF party’s annual conference in Victoria Falls demanding that Mugabe step down for failing to run Zimbabwe’s affairs.Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist since the country attained its independence from Britain in 1980.(News 24)last_img read more

DPWH survives Guimaras in Treñas basketball

first_img“It was a tough loss for us because it wasa close game since the start. But we will learn from this defeat and prepare forour future matches,” Leopards head coach Richard Gabayoyo said. With the victory, the J. CordonConstruction-DPWH 2nd District moved up to solo second spot in the standingswith 4-1 win-loss record. Both teams traded leads for most part ofthe match before J. Cordon Construction-DPWH 2nd District got away with thevictory through its clutch baskets and tight defense on the Leopards. ILOILO City – J. Cordon Construction-DPWH 2ndDistrict got back on the winning track in the Mayor Jerry P. TreñasBasketball Tournament at the Jaro Gymnasium here. On Friday night it posted an 87-84escape win over the Guimaras Leopards, which skidded to its second consecutivedefeat. The Leopards dropped to 3-2 win-losscard. Action resumes today with the E&CTrucking Asialink facing TEJ Builders at 5:30 p.m. to be followed by the matchupbetween Uniwheels and P. Doce SBC-Iloilo Doctors College at 7 p.m./PNlast_img read more

Baron Cup 2019: Amherst Rolls Past Orange in Baron Cup II Action 7-0 to Advance

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Related TopicsAmherst CometsOrange Lionscenter_img BROOKLYN, OHIO – The Amherst Comets have become use to winning a lot this season, going 13-0 in GCHSHL White South play and and 27-2 overall.Entering Baron Up II play as the #1 overall seed, the winning ways for the Comets continued on Monday evening, as they skated past the Orange Lions registering a 7-0 shutout.Amherst was led in the victory by Michael Giannuzzi, who registered three goals to go along with an assist.Jacob Fekete helped out in the win with a pair of goals, including the first of the game with 12:55 to play in the first to open the scoring.The Comets opened a 4-0 lead after one, as Fekete scored followed by Joey Kramer, and then Giannuzzi scored two unassisted goals to widen the lead.The first period saw the Comets outshoot the Lions 20-9.Orange goalie Danny Moore was under siege most of the night by the Comets potent offense, and on the night faced 59 total shots. Jacob Kramer pushed the Comets lead to 5-0 with 5:22 left in the second period on an unassisted goal, and Giannuzzi wrapped up his hat trick with a goal with :22 seconds left in the period. Fekete and Jacob Kramer each were credited with assists on the final Giannuzzi goal.With a running clock in the third period, the Comets added one final goal, as Fekete found the back of the net one last time with Jacob Kramer and Aidan Brattoli each getting assists. It was the only goal of the period, as Brady Grove earned the win in net for Amherst, turning away 19 shots in the victory. With the victory Amherst will play Friday at 5:30pm as they will take on the winner of the final Monday affair between #4 seed Olmsted Falls and #5 seed Avon Lake. Click Below to See Pics from the Comets shutout win over the Lions!last_img read more

Hat-trick hero hails squad character

first_imgAndi Weimann says City showed character to fight back from losing positions to clinch a 3-2 win away to Sheffield United.last_img

Flexible start times agreed for third Test

first_imgCricket Flexible start times for England’s third Test against Pakistan have been agreed after the second Test was ruined by rain and bad light. If time is lost on a particular day at the Ageas Bowl, officials will have the option of starting play 30 minutes earlier on the following day. That means action could begin at 10:30 BST, rather than the usual 11:00. Only a day and a half’s play was possible over the five days of the second Test in Southampton. England lead the series 1-0 and are looking for a first success over Pakistan in 10 years. Test matches in England usually make up any lost time at the end of a day, meaning play can sometimes go on as late as 19:00 or 19:30. Earlier start times had previously been avoided partly to allow spectators time to travel to the venue. With matches being played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic, that is not a consideration for matches this summer. However, the England and Wales Cricket Board says the earlier starts will also be considered for future series in this country. England coach Chris Silverwood had previously said he would support earlier starts. “It makes sense to me,” he said. “We have a period at the start of the day we could use, but we try to lump it at the end when light is an issue.” – BBClast_img read more

Ole Miss picks up commitment in wake of Egg Bowl win

first_imgOn Saturday night, Ole Miss picked up an Egg Bowl win.And a commitment from a top 2016 prospect.But four-tight junior end Gabe Angel, who pledged to the Rebels after soaking in their win over No. 4 Mississippi in Oxford, insists the two aren’t related.Committing was always apart of the plan – win or loss.And it was the plan for a while.“I’ve been wanting to commit (to Ole Miss) for a while now and I was just waiting for the right time,” Angel said. “I thought about committing after the Tennessee game, but I figured the Egg Bowl would be as good as a time as there was. I knew that’s when I was going to do it for a few weeks.”Angel, who held offers from Mississippi State, LSU, Tennessee, North Carolina and more, has visited Oxford what he guess is “well over” a dozen times since his freshman year.“I just feel at home whenever I’m there,” Angel, a Tennessee native, said.He cites his relationship with Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze as the main reason he chose the Rebels.“He’s more than just a coach,” Angel said. “I really, really like what he stands for. We’re really close. He develops players. He’s a religious guy. He’s a good one.”The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder is top 200 prospect in the nation and the No. 9 at his position, according to continues the Rebels’ recent hot streak in the 2016 class. Ole Miss now has seven commitment in the class, including six four-stars and five players ranked 250 in the nation or better.“We have tons of momentum going in 2016,” he said. “We’re going to keep it going, too. Just watching the game last night, there are a lot of good things in the future I think.”Angel – heralded as an apathetic, pass-catching tight end – watched as Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram posted eye-popping numbers on Saturday against Mississippi State.“I mean, I already had my mind made up,” he said. “But not going to lie, I really liked seeing that. That’s my future position and I really like how much production Ole Miss gets out of there tight ends. It’s just a perfect fit for me.”last_img read more

National Sports Festival: Princess Kara Wins Gold To Fulfill Late Coach Opuana’s Last Wish…

first_imgOne of the aims of the National Sports Festival (NSF) is to unearth new sporting talents and the 19thedition of the championships in Abuja is certainly living up to those ideals.Princess Kara of Team Delta became the latest diamond to seize the stage to sparkle when she beat more fancied opponents to win gold in the Women’s Discus Throw at the ongoing 2018 NationalSports Festival on Tuesday, 11 December.Speaking to after her victory, Kara said she was spurred to victory by the determination to make “many people in my life proud” and none more than her late coach Felix Opuana who passed away on August 27, 2018, and to whose memory her victory is dedicated.“I just had to this to make so many people in my life proud,” she says, “like they have put in more effort in it like my coach that passed away too, I just had to make him proud because his last wish was like ‘Princess give me the gold’.“So I just had to do it and I give Godthanks seriously. It’s not by my power, come on, there were bigger sized womenthere with the muscles with the legs and everything but God gave me thestrength I needed to do everything.”Kara has been steadily building up herself on the athletics circuit having participated in the 2016 National Youth Games and the 2017 National Private University Games. She was also a part of the Nigeria contingent to the Confederation of African Athletics Region II U-20 Championships in Ghana and competed in the 2018 African Athletics Championships in Asaba.Having announced herself on the national scene, Kara now has her sights set on making a name for herself on the continent at the 2019 African Games where she hopes to sneak in under the radar and announce herself with a bang, much like she has done at the 2018 NSF.“They won’t know what is coming,” she says about what she has planned for Casablanca 2019.“They would just see me come that’s just it, I’m not going to tell them anything, I’m not giving them any distance but when they see me throw that’s when they’d know that something has come.”RelatedCAA U18 & U20 C’ships: Princess Kara Clocks Personal Best As Team Nigeria Swoop Five More MedalsApril 19, 2019In “Athletics”2018 National Sports Festival: Unlikely Champions Emerge in Men and Women 100mDecember 13, 2018In “Athletics”Toriola and Ojomu Win Gold at the National Sports Festival Table Tennis EventDecember 12, 2018In “Events”last_img read more

Passenger jet catches fire at Peru airport, video shows

first_imgWilson Spinoz(JAUJA, Peru) — Video posted to social media Tuesday shows a Peruvian Airlines passenger jet on fire at Francisco Carle Airport in Jauja, Peru, located about 165 miles east of Lima.The video, which was posted to Facebook, shows several workers tending to the plane as thick black smoke billows toward the sky.In a statement posted to Twitter, Peruvian Airlines said the plane turned off the runway upon landing at 4:30 p.m. local time.All 141 passengers on board were evacuated from the plane; none were considerably injured, the airline said.The aircraft caught fire as a consequence of the “forced landing,” the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communication said in a statement. Firefighters at the airport put the fire out.The incident is under investigation.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Warriors signing Marquese Chriss to one-year deal

first_img Nets’ Kyrie Irving takes elbow to face during pickup game Free agent forward Marquese Chriss — 8th pick in 2016 NBA Draft — has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 24, 2019The big man has a career average of 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest and was selected by the Suns with the No. 8 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.He was traded to Houston last season before being dealt to Cleveland to finish out the year. Related News He’ll now join a Warriors team that added D’Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein over the offseason. Bucks fined $50K over GM’s Giannis Antetokounmpo supermax commentcenter_img LaMelo Ball a potential No. 1 overall pick in 2020 draft, NBA exec says Golden State is adding depth to its frontcourt.The Warriors are signing Marquese Chriss to a one-year deal for 2019-20, according to Yahoo Sports, which cited unidentified sources.last_img read more

Utah Utes football: Derrick Shelby has grown into huge role

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Shelby has been playing a big role for the Utah football team ever since his freshman year when he started for the unbeaten, Sugar Bowl-winning team as a “skinny” 245-pound nose guard.Now Shelby has morphed into a muscular, 270-pound defensive end, who’s playing the best football of his career and just keeps getting better every week, according to his coaches.”He’s playing exceptionally well,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham. “He came in here a tall, skinny kid with a big frame and a lot of athletic ability and worked his tail off in the weight room to get himself where he is today. The past three games, he’s played his best game as a Ute every week and has been as productive as any defensive end in the country.”After leading his team in tackles, getting a couple of sacks and intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown last week against Pitt, Shelby earned Pac-12 defensive player of the week honors as well as the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week.Shelby has no explanation for his terrific play of late, except perhaps that he’s finally been able to shed a clunky knee brace he was forced to wear last year after a serious knee injury his sophomore season.”It was horrible,” Shelby says of the knee brace. “Losing that much strength in your leg is tough to come back from, but once you regain it, you feel good. With the lack of the knee brace and better health overall, I got a bunch of strength back in my knee and my quad, so it feels a lot better. It’s been a steady increase since then.”Also since last season Shelby was asked to put on an extra 10 pounds, which he feels has helped his pass rushing skills, allowing him to run over offensive linemen rather than around them.”If you look at most of my rushes, they’re mostly power rushes,” he said. “When you get bigger you feel like you can push guys over, you won’t see me running around guys. Adding bulk and muscle always helps to do that.”Defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a praises the mental side of Shelby’s game as well as the physical.”He’s got a lot of playing time under his belt and is putting all that knowledge together right now and that’s why he continues to get better every week,” said Kauha’aha’a. “He’s a student of the game, a smart guy and he controls the defensive front. He knows what everybody is doing and what his opponent is doing — that’s why he’s so successful.”Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake said Shelby looked at him funny when he asked him to put on an extra 10 pounds in the offseason, but that he followed through.”He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do as far as gaining weight and getting stronger — he’s just been really good to coach,” said Sitake. “He’s a veteran and overcome a lot of adversity. Before he was little more reserved and shy and this year I’ve seen his leadership take off. You see his personality come out more now that he’s a senior. He’s a perfect example of how our guys should act in the system.”Shelby came to Utah in 2007 from Houston, Texas, having been discovered by former Ute assistant Derrick Odum. After a redshirt year, he was thrown into the fire the following season at the nose tackle position. Most nose tackles are in the 300-pound range, but because of injuries and a lack of depth, the Utes had to use Shelby, who at the time was 245 pounds, in that spot.The following year, he was moved to his more natural position at defensive end and was having a good season, ranking fifth on the team in tackles until tearing his ACL in a game at TCU in November.Although he started the second half of the 2010 season, he was never 100 percent because of that annoying knee brace.A 3.25 student, Shelby will graduate after this semester in criminology and will work in law enforcement when his football playing days are over.Despite all of the praise for Shelby, Whittingham has just one criticism — his somersault into the end zone on his touchdown after the interception against Pitt, which resulted in a penalty.Shelby chuckled when asked about it, but said, “It was one of those times of the game where I could have just run in. I think they were out of timeouts, and it was the end of the game … But I’ve just got to be smarter next time, because you never know.”For Shelby that was his second touchdown of the year — he fell on Jake Heaps’ fumble in the BYU victory — and one of the highlights of his college career.”The first one I was in the right place at the right time, but the second one is one I’ll remember for a long time,” he said. “Nobody ever expects a D-lineman to get a pick six so it was pretty exciting, a story I can tell in the future.”Utes on the airUtah (3-3, 0-3 Pac-12) at California (3-3, 0-3)Saturday, 5 p.m. MTAT&T Park, San FranciscoTV: KJZZ Radio: 700 AMDerrick Shelby file 6-foot-3, 270 pounds Hometown: Houston, Texas 4-year starter on Ute defensive line Pac-12 defensive player of the week Walter Camp national player of the weekemail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more