Sports 

Darren Sammy Chooses Rajshahi Kings over T20 Global League

There was a rumor ongoing that Darren Sammy might opt to play for T20 Global League, the newly launched franchise league from South Africa. Rajshahi Kings fans were tensed, would their King of Hearts the leader who put them to BPL 2016 final, come back to them? South Africa is launching their own franchise league called the T20 Global League. Sammy has his preference sorted and is all set to play in that league. The 33-year old experienced all-rounder is the captain of Pakistan Super League (PSL) winners Peshawar Zalmi….

Read More
Sports 

Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting

British distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3,000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil. The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds. “All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain,” said the four-time Olympic gold medallist. Elsewhere, Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith came fifth in a 100m race won by Olympic champion Elaine Thompson. Farah took his sixth World Championship gold in London earlier this month – to go…

Read More
Sports 

Neymar: Paris St-Germain forward says Barcelona ‘deserve better’ board

Neymar has criticised the directors of his former club Barcelona, who he left to join Paris St-Germain for a world record £200m earlier this month. The Brazil international was speaking after scoring twice on his home debut for PSG in a 6-2 win over Toulouse. “I spent four beautiful years there and parted happy,” said the 25-year-old. “But with them [the board], no. “For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca. Barca deserve much better.” Neymar’s two goals against Toulouse took his tally to three…

Read More
Sports 

England v West Indies: Why are West Indies so poor – and can problems be fixed?

We thought they might struggle. But this badly? West Indies were beaten by an innings and 209 runs by England at Edgbaston, losing a record 19 wickets in a day. The entire team, in two attempts, batted for a total of six and a half hours. England opener Alastair Cook managed almost 10 on his own. To the casual observer, it might have been a surprising margin of defeat. But, in the words of Test Match Special commentator Fazeer Mohammed: “It was just another day. West Indies are being decimated in…

Read More
Entertainment News 

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dead at 84

ick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humour to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory’s son, Christian, told The Associated Press his father died late Saturday in Washington, D.C., after being hospitalized for about a week. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection. Gregory was one of the first black comedians to find mainstream success with white audiences in the early 1960s. He rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to become a celebrated satirist who…

Read More
Entertainment News 

‘GIRLS TRIP’ SURPASSES THE $100 MILLION MARK MAKING IT THE FIRST FILM STARRING, WRITTEN, PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO DO SO

Last month, the Girls Trip film featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall and Queen Latifah hit theaters and has been responsible for drawing groups of women to theaters in droves! All of the success of the movie has helped it to surpass the $100 million mark at the box office, making it the first comedy to do so this year. However in doing so, the cast of this super funny film have now made history! Not only is Girls Trip the first comedy to earn $100 million this…

Read More
Entertainment News 

JAY-Z Chided Kanye West For Bringing Beyonce & Blue Ivy In Beef

JAY-Z says that Kanye West cross the line in their beef when he brought Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter into the mix. Perhaps for the first time ever, JAY-Z is opening up in an in-depth interview about his feud with Kanye West. Last fall, Ye went on a rant on stage his Saint Pablo tourcalling out Hov and Beyonce. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper called out JAY and Beyonce for not calling him after Kim Kardashian robbery went down in Paris. He even accused the power couple of not letting their daughter Blue Ivy come…

Read More
Entertainment News 

Jay-Z Finally Talks About His Elevator Fight With Solange Knowles: “She’s Like My Sister”

It took three years for Jay-Z to share his side of the story. In a podcast interview with Rap Radar hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller, the 47-year-old rapper opened up for the first time about making headlines in 2014 for his post-Met Gala elevator fight with Solange Knowles. “We had one disagreement ever. Before and after, we’ve been cool,” the hip-hop heavyweight said during the interview, conducted last week. “She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister, not my sister-in-law. My sister. Period.” During Knowles’ attack, Beyoncé stood by silently, only intervening for a brief moment….

Read More
International & Regional News 

Grenada Records “Promising” Increase in Tourism Arrivals

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Saturday August 19, 2017 — Stay over visitor arrivals in Grenada are up five per cent overall for the first half of 2017. A breakdown of that increase shows that, compared to figures for the same period last year, the Spice Isle saw an increase of 10 per cent in arrivals from the United States, nine per cent from Canada, seven per cent from the Caribbean and a whopping 33 per cent in arrivals from Germany, according to Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) data. “We are happy with the…

Read More
International & Regional News 

Hospital Officals: Nearly 500 Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP): Churches across Sierra Leone held special services yesterday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding survivors are decreasing each day. The death toll earlier stood at 450. The Inter-Religious Council called for the services to be held Sunday in honour of the deceased, as special prayers and recitals were offered in mosques…

Read More