MDC Suspends Tsvangirai as Zimbabwe opposition splits Zimbabwean authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters after the killing of Cecil the lion. Zimbabwean authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters after the killing of Cecil the lion.Zimbabwe’ s Parks and wildlife management authority has suspended hunting of lions, cheetahs and elephants in Hwange following the illegal killing of Cecil the lion last month.The authority has introduced stringent measures which also include a suspension of Bow hunting, the method used to kill Cecil the lion last month, to try and clamp down on cases of illegal hunting and poaching.The Zimbabwean authorities have also confirmed the arrest of another suspect in connection with the killing of another lion in the Hwange area.The suspensions and international backlash to the killing of the 13-year-old lion could negatively affect the country’s trophy hunting industry, which generates 100 million dollars a year.Related Zimbabwe to sell some of its wildlife as drought worsens Zimbabwe’s minister pledges to reform wildlife industry
Image Courtesy: BCCI/PTIAdvertisement 87zuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3pepWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4s1b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 611vjrbWould you ever consider trying this?😱93unhCan your students do this? 🌚2jnh3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Over the years, Team India skipper Virat Kohli has established himelf as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, and according to many, the best player of the current generation. Several pundits and former cricketers believe Kohli outshines all other across several formats of the game, even former Pakistani international Zaheer Abbas who puts him above Steve Smith. However, his compatriot and former cricketer Ramiz Raja thinks there is one player who hits it harder than the Indian captain, and it is young Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/PTISpeaking to PTI in a recent interview, Ramiz Raja expressed his dissent towards the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), who have been accused by many players of the country for letting spoilt cricketers make a return to international cricket, which in turn damages the image of the team.Instead, the former opening batsman argued that youngsters like Babar Azam should be given the chance to prove their worth.Advertisement “There is no doubt about Babar Azam’s ability, he is a world-class player,” Raja told PTI.The commentator went on stating that the young batsman, with the right conditions would give Kohli or Steve Smith a run for their money.Advertisement Raja continued: “When people ask me about comparison between Babar Azam with the likes of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith I would say he can do even better than Kohli but he needs a conducive atmosphere and the freedom to express himself more as a player and as captain.”Azam made his international debut in 2016, and has been making consistent appearances for Pakistan across all three formats. The 25 year old batsman has earned 26 Test, 74 ODI and 28 T20I caps, and plays for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).While paying his respect towards the current seniors of the team, Raja felt that the shortest format of the game needed younger players.“I have nothing personal against Muhammad Hafeez or Shoaib Malik who are senior players and have served the country for a long time. But I think now the selectors need to think about replacing them with youngsters and groom them properly,” the 57 year old added.Also read-Pakistan legend gives his verdict on Virat Kohli vs Steve SmithThe Story behind the colours which connect SD Eibar with La Liga heavyweights FC Barcelona Advertisement
By Terri Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubWell, if you were watching the “Roar To The Rings” Olympic curling qualifier on television this past week, you were probably glued to your seat as you watched sixteen of Canada’s, and probably the world’s, best curlers battle it out for the optimum experience of any athletes career, to represent your country at the Olympics. While the semis and the finals were garnering the country’s attention, the Nelson Curling Centre was hosting its own Olympics in a bit of a different fashion. It was called The Redneck Olympics, which was this year’s theme for the Ladies annual bonspiel. Teams from throughout the West Kootenays battled it out in the three-event spiel to have a local team garner the gold medal. The A final saw Allison Sutherland’s team, comprised of third, Janis Murphy; second, Deidre Lang; lead, Allison Hutchinson defeat Team Deanna Cownden with third, Marlo Tedesco; second, Michelle Kooznetsoff; lead, Jill Zwik. Even a city wide power failure in the seventh end could not deter the Sutherland rink from regrouping and continuing on with their control of the game by handing Cownden a defeat of 7-2.The B event winner Team Deb Detredemand handedly defeated the Jill Winters team and C event winner Team Marla Dreher had a solid victory over the Kelli May rink.Olympic activity will carry on at the curling centre with the “Little Rockers” holding a Curling Skills Olympic competition in Pygmy Curling on (Thursday) December 19 at 3 p.m. Drop by to watch these miniature curlers tackle the challenges.Interested in joining curling? There is a mid-season registration opportunity. Check out the Nelson Curling website at www.nelsoncurling.com to connect with a league rep.
Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has refused to rule out the possibility of extending his contract at Stamford Bridge.The World Cup winner was signed in January by Antonio Conte, yet since the manager was replaced by Maurizio Sarri in the summer, he has become more peripheral to things at Stamford Bridge.Indeed, he has played only 40 minutes of football so far this term and did not feature at all in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I still have one year of contract, plus possibly another year,” he told Canal+’s ‘Telefoot’ programme. “The board of the club have been positive in terms of giving me it. I do not know yet, we’ll see how things are in April or May, but I won’t exclude any possibility. We’ll see.”Meanwhile, he has dismissed the suggestion that Sarri and Conte’s styles differ greatly.“It’s similar to what we had with Conte,” he said. “We do a lot of tactical work, he’s very rigorous and precise in his vision of football. “I came back late, and for sure it’ll take me a bit of time to be prepared. That’s just my case. I’ve got a little gas. I’ve tried to bring more to the team, and in the last couple of matches I’ve been decisive. “Last year, I won my place. There’s no reason that can’t be the case this year. The most important thing is to be decisive when I’m given my chance, and I hope to have more game time after the international break.”Giroud is revelling in his status as a World Cup winner has brought him on the training ground. “With N’Golo Kante, we’re called the ‘World Cup Winners’ at the club,” he said. “There were many great memories this summer, many great moments. It was an exceptional time. “It’s a great pride. To win a World Cup, it’s the most beautiful thing, but football is forever restarting. We must continue, go forward and be ambitious for what is to follow.”Giroud has played 20 times for the Blues and has scored five times, setting up a further three goals.