WIPA mourns passing of Basil Williams

first_imgKINGSTON:The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has expressed sadness at the passing of former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams.Williams died on Sunday in Atlanta in the United States after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.In a release, WIPA said it “is saddened by the passing of former West Indies and Jamaican cricketer Basil ‘Shotgun’ Williams.”WIPA would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and the greater cricketing community across the Caribbean.”It added: “Alvadon Basil Williams was one of the elite few players to score a century on debut. He had a healthy Test average of 39.08 and an average of 36.02 in the regional first-class game.”WIPA’s President and CEO Wavell Hinds, on learning of Williams’ passing, said: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Williams. I wish to send my sincerest condolences to his family and friends and to the Jamaican and West Indian cricket community.”last_img read more

Wilder, Joshua ‘agree’ to title unification bout

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the US knocks down undefeated contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in the 10th round, during their 12-round WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on March 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout in the division’s most anticipated matchup.The two camps have agreed to terms on a fight in the United Kingdom sometime this fall for less money than Wilder’s initial offer, his trainer Jay Deas said Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Both fought in March. Wilder had a 10th-round stoppage of Luis Ortiz. Joshua won a unanimous decision over Joseph Parker in his first fight to go the distance.Now, the two biggest heavyweight names could be poised to meet next.“If they keep their word, then we’ve got a fight,” Deas said. “So we’re fully expecting to go to the UK and we’re ready. We’re ready to do it tomorrow. All they have to do is tell us where to be and when to be there, and we’ll be there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Suspended from Alaska, Abueva shows up at Gilas practice Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “They offered and we accepted,” he said, adding that they would push for a signed contract as early as Tuesday.Deas said the fight could be anywhere from September to November to avoid conflict with a potential Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDeas said he’s not authorized to discuss details of the potential purse and that the venue and date are up to Joshua’s camp.A huge draw in the UK, Joshua’s last two fights have been at 74,500-seat Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We offered $50 million, which is what he said he wanted,” Deas said in a phone interview. “And he then turned it down. Then they came back with a much, much, much smaller offer for Deontay, which would have been even less than Deontay would have made in the United States, and wanted him to still travel to the UK for the fight. And we said yes.“The reason we did was because Deontay is investing in himself. He wants this for the fans and he wants this for his legacy and he knows that being the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world will give him the financial gain as he proceeds. Even though we would have liked a better deal, Deontay said yes.”Wilder, who lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the WBC champion at 40-0 with 39 knockouts. Joshua holds the other heavyweight belts and is 21-0 with 20 knockouts.Wilder posted on his Twitter account Monday that the $50 million offer to fight in America is still on the table.“Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK,” he said in the tweet. “If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

Chinas Access to Satellite TV Project Sees 500 Villages Across Uganda Access

first_imgInstalling a startimes satellite dish in the rural area of Kenya. Kenya is among the 25 countries that will benefit from the Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages project. (Photo Courtesy: Xinhuanet) Advertisement Chinese government has completed its digital television project that seeks more than 500 villages across Uganda access to digital television, reports Daily Monitor. The 500 villages are part of 10,000 villages across Africa that will benefit from this project, dubbed Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages.The project was implemented in Uganda by Chinese multinational media company; StarTimes with close supervision from the Chinese Embassy and the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance in July 2018—in an event attended by the First Lady & Minister of Education & Sports; Janet Museveni, Minister of ICT & National Guidance; Frank Tumwebaze, and the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda; Zheng Zhuqiang.Janet Museveni at the launch ceremonial, said that the project will support education and encourage digital learning in rural schools by providing learning aids in form of projectors and televisions. – Advertisement – Six months after the project’s implementation, it has now officially been handed over to the Uganda government.Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, speaking at the handover ceremony in Kampala over the weekend, said the project will help the government improve education standards in rural areas. She added that villagers will have access to information such as agricultural markets, which will mostly help farmers.Startimes has installed gadgets including; Projectors, Digital TV sets, DTH decoders, and satellite dishes — in public viewing centers including; schools, health centers, community centers, and other village halls. This was confirmed by Startimes Chief Executive, Andy Wang.The ‘Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages’, is a China-Africa Cooperation project which aims to reduce the digital divide in African rural areas by giving villages access to digital television. The project is among 10 major cooperation programs to boost cooperation between China and Africa in a period of 3 years.A total of 25 African countries including; Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, D.R.C., Guinea, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Rwanda, Burundi, Benin, Eritrea, Chad, Central Africa, Congo Brazzaville, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, and Gabon will be benefiting from this project.last_img read more