first_imgTwo police officers have reportedly been shot dead by a suspected poacher in south-eastern Zimbabwe during a police raid.News24 reports that the police had received a tip-off that the village was harbouring poachers and weapons.The two police sergeants had handcuffed a 22-year old suspect, Chaita Simango and wanted to conduct a search of his house.The armed poacher is said to have been following the police’s conversation from inside the house. When Simango led the officers into the house, the suspect is said to have opened fire killing the officers and Simango instantly.A third police officer is reported to have escaped the shooting.Police are still hunting for the poacher who fled the scene after the murders.Zimbabwe is on high alert for poachers after 60 elephants were recently poisoned with cyanide in Hwange National Park, in the west of the country.There have been several other poisoning incidents reported in separate wildlife areas since September.last_img read more


first_img As Norwich poured forward in search of a deserved equaliser, second-half substitute Diame was released into the Canaries’ half and finished the game off deep into added time. The win moved the Hammers up to 10th in the Barclays Premier League and left Norwich down in 16th – with Hughton bemoaning his side’s missed chances. “I am very, very frustrated,” he said. “When you come here, you know you’ll be up against a direct and physical game and you have to match them. For nearly all the game we were able to do that but you rely on getting a little release by scoring goals. “No-one can say we didn’t attempt to get into goal areas and didn’t create chances. It is a bit too familiar, creating chances and not putting them away. We put more pressure on ourselves. “The first goal is a ball we dealt with all game and on that one occasion we didn’t. When you don’t get the lead that you think you deserve, you are always under pressure. It’s the first goal that hurt us and the missed chances.” England goalkeeper John Ruddy was culpable for Collins’ crucial opening goal as he rushed from his line only to see Diame’s cross float over his head. But Hughton refused to lay the defeat at the door of his goalkeeper, who had faced a largely quiet opening 84 minutes of the game, “I’m never one to apportion blame but it’s the type of ball we dealt with very well all game,” said Hughton. “When you play West Ham you have to deal with a lot of them and we did it well. No doubt the better chances fell to us. There was so much good about our performance. “The (opposition) keeper’s made some good saves and unfortunately in our last two away games both keepers have put in man-of-the-match performances. It shows we’re creating chances. But we’ve got to look at ourselves.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has now seen the club enjoy three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since the end of the 2006/07 campaign, turning around early-season form as they seek to remain in the top flight. “It is just delightful,” Allardyce said. “An outstanding victory and a hard-earned win – 13 points from six games is a terrific run of form considering where we were and the trouble we were in. “Even 10th might not be out of trouble – we have to continue and get more results. “It’s a great end to an important run of fixtures. If Norwich continue like that, they will have no problems. They were very good and gave us a good game.” Allardyce was again left singling out the heroics of goalkeeper Adrian, who kept his fourth clean sheet in succession to set his side up for another valuable three points. “Our goalkeeper kept us in the game,” Allardyce said. “We scored late, when it is hard for anybody to come back into it – his reward was us winning it.” Norwich manager Chris Hughton was once again left ruing the inability of his players to convert their chances as the Canaries were beaten by two late West Ham goals. Press Association Summer signing Gary Hooper spurned the best of the visitors’ chances at Upton Park as Norwich continued to come up against Adrian, a goalkeeper in fantastic form. Robert Snodgrass and Alex Tettey also saw decent efforts kept out by the Spaniard before James Collins headed home a Mo Diame cross with six minutes remaining, paving the way for a 2-0 win. last_img read more


first_imgLaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and DeMar DeRozan added 25 to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome Nikola Jokic’s 43 points and beat the Denver Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night, forcing a Game 7 of the opening round series.Jokic had 27 points in the second half to post the third highest point total this postseason behind the 50 by Portland’s Damian Lillard and the 45 by Golden State’s Kevin Durant. Jokic also finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists to fall an assist shy of his second triple double of the series.Game 7 is Saturday in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season. The winner will face Portland.Jamal Murray added 16 points and Gary Harris had 14 points for the Nuggets.The Spurs were 4 for 9 on 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to overcome Jokic’s output.San Antonio needed the win to continue the series after a listless performance in a 108-90 loss in Denver on Tuesday in which the Nuggets led by as many as 30 points.Still, the Spurs had another hot start nullified by a better second quarter by the Nuggets.San Antonio surged to a 34-24 lead by shooting 67 percent from the field in the first quarter while Denver missed all seven of its 3-point attempts.DeRozan and Aldridge had a hand in the Spurs’ first 10 points, combining for six points and four assists. Aldridge drained a 3-pointer to put San Antonio up 15-8 with 7:26, leading to a timeout by Denver.Jokic kept the Nuggets in the game in the third quarter, scoring 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting.The Spurs were able to regroup beyond the 3-point line.Marco Belinelli looked over at Gregg Popovich after missing a 3-pointer in the right corner with just under 11 minutes and the San Antonio coach nodded his head and clapped at the veteran guard. Popovich had a slight smile when Belinelli made his next 3 pointer a minute later.Rudy Gay added 19 points and Belinelli had nine.TIP-INSNuggets: The Nuggets have advanced beyond the first round in eight of 16 previous postseason appearances. Their previous advancement was 2009 when they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. … Denver has used a nine-player rotation during the series. Juancho Hernangomez, Trey Lyles and Jarred Vanderbilt have played a combined 18 minutes in the series. Isaiah Thomas is active but has not played. … Murray stayed in the game after remaining on the court for about 15 seconds after taking a knee to the left thigh on a screen by Jakob Poeltl. Murray jumped up after the Nuggets called time, grabbed his left thigh and worked to stretch it out. He returned after the timeout and promptly drained a jumper.Spurs: San Antonio is 23-9 against Denver in seven postseason matchups. The Nuggets’ lone series win over the Spurs came in the opening round of the 1985 playoffs. … It was Popovich’s 283rd postseason game, moving him past Pat Riley for second-most playoff games coached. Former Bulls, and Lakers coach Phil Jackson tops the list with 333 career postseason games coached. … San Antonio surpassed 40,000 postseason points in franchise history, joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers as the only franchises to surpass that figure.NO FREE LUNCHESIf not for a free meal, Popovich might not be facing such a tough test from Denver coach Michael Malone and the Nuggets.Malone and Popovich formed a friendship in 2005 while working together for a week during the NBA’s ”Basketball without Borders” in Argentina. Malone was looking for a job in the NBA at the time and Popovich took it upon himself to recommend Malone to Mike Brown when the former Spurs assistant was head coach in Cleveland.Considering Malone had never worked for Popovich, what made Popovich vouch for the then young assistant, who was hired by Brown.”He bought my lunch in Argentina,” Popovich said dryly. ”No, he’s a genuine guy. He doesn’t try to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes. He doesn’t try to play an image, he’s Mikey, and he loves basketball. He’s a hard worker. I could tell a long time ago that he understood the game. He understood what won and lost. He’s got a personality where he’s got a sense of humor, but at the same time he’s got the fiber to make demands and hold people accountable. It was pretty apparent that he was going to have a career in this league. He just needed a start some place so I was happy to help him.”Credit:NBA.comlast_img read more


first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Class of 1984 and 1989 are holding their reunions this weekend in conjunction with the Kansas Wheat Festival. The Class of 1964 are looking for some classmates for their reunion on Oct. 3-4.Wellington High School Class of 1984 and Class of 1989 will be holding their reunions on Saturday, July 12 at the American Legion Hall. There will be D.J. and karaoke. It is open at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person.•••••The Class of 1964 will be holding its 50th Class Reunion in October and is looking for seven classmates. If anyone has any information about: Elandor Higgins JohnsonJohn HallGary GerouxMike McNettKent BrownTerry McBrideDwayne Sigman… contact Karen Bell at bella3925@att.net.•••••If you have any reunion information just send us an e-mail at sumnernewscow@gmail.com or place an announcement in the comment section below.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


first_imgA man has appeared in court and admitted killing Donegal-born journalist Eugene Moloney.Mr Maloney, who was originally from Inishowen, was assaulted in Dublin city-centre last year and died as a result of his injuries.Gary Burch of Kennington Close, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the manslaughter of Mr Moloney on Camden Street in June, 2012. The case was adjourned for a number of weeks to allow Mr Burch, who is 21, to complete a Fás course. Sentencing will take place in June.MAN ADMITS KILLING DONEGAL-BORN JOURNALIST was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchlast_img read more