Narsigh Jagsar, of Supply, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Thursday released on $300,000 bail after he appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh in the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.Jagsar was remanded to prison on March 5, 2018 for causing the death of an elderly woman on the Melanie Public Road.Jagsar was represented by Bernard Da Silva, and is expected to return to court on April 5, 2018.Eighty-seven-year-old Lydia Rodriguez, called “Aunty Baby”, of Lot 51 North Melanie, was struck down around 06:00h, just 15 minutes after she left her home.Reports stated that minibus BKK 6714, which was being driven by Jagsar, was proceeding west along the southern lane of the said road while the pedestrian was standing on the northern side of the road.However, as the minibus approached, Rodriguez began to cross the road from north to south, ending up on the southern lane. As such, she was struck by the vehicle.Rodriguez, who sustained head injuries, was picked up by public-spirited persons in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.A breathalyser test conducted on Jagsar showed no trace of alcohol in his system. He was taken into Police custody and was assisting with the investigation.
11 11 6. David Luiz turned down Barcelona – In 2013 Barcelona made a formal approach for Luiz, but the Chelsea defender opted against moving to Spain and remain at Stamford Bridge. He joined PSG a year later for £50m and said: It’s true [Barca] tried to tempt me a couple of times and everything looked good. But eventually I realised the team that really wanted me was PSG.” 11 2. Neymar turned down Real Madrid – In 2005, at the age of 13, Neymar was in Spain and talking to Real Madrid about moving there from Brazil. He was one of the most sought after young players in football, however, he wasnt ready to take the step at that point and decided he would develop at Santos. My priority was to be happy, become a professional footballer and then later move to Europe, he said. He eventually joined Barcelona in 2013. 11 1. Francesco Totti turned down Real Madrid – “After a 14-year spell with [Shakhtar Donetsk], you do not consider yourself a part of the club – you become a member of the family, Darijo Srna said about his decision to reject a move to Barcelona in January. Hes not the only player to reject one of footballs big two clubs Barca and Real Madrid with Totti being one of the more high profile names to do so. In 2004, the playmaker looked set to join Real, the only club he claims he would have left boyhood side Roma for. There were problems at Roma, but they were resolved. I could have earned more money and won a lot of trophies, but it was a choice I made with my heart. Totti is coming to the end of his playing career, but has claimed to have no regrets about staying put. 11 11 7. Koke turned down Barcelona – In 2014, following a season in which he became a league winner and reached the Champions League final, Koke was wanted by Barcelona as he was seen as a possible heir to Xavi. However, being part of an exciting era for Atletico ultimately persuaded him to stay. The truth is that part of me said it was difficult to say no to Barca but I wanted to continue at home for many years at Atletico, he said. “Its not easy to say no to Barca and their interest was appreciated. It means the work Ive done has paid off. But Im at home here. 11 11 3. Steven Gerrard rejected Real Madrid – Gerrard was wanted by pretty much every big European club in his career, including Real. I think I had a couple of options throughout my career to go to Real Madrid but I resisted temptation because of the big connection I had to my hometown club, adding he was hugely flattered with the link. Jose Mourinho called Gerrard one of his favourite enemies, admitting he tried to lure him to Chelsea, Inter and Real when he was in charge of all three. 5. Roy Keane turned down Real Madrid – In 2005 Real Madrids sporting director Emilio Butragueno phoned Keane to discuss the possibility of a move to Spain. In hindsight, I should have said to myself: ‘Go, go to Spain, live there for a year and a half, learn the language, learn the culture.’ I took a negative approach. The weather and the training might have given me another lease of life, another two years of playing. As much as anything else, it was fear that decided me – fear of the unknown, he claimed in his autobiography. Keane called time on his career at the age of 34 in 2006. 10. Kylian Mbappe turned down Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane met a young Mbappe in 2013 to try and convince the teenager to move to Spain after leaving Clairefontaine, Frances national football centre. In the end, I didn’t join Real Madrid because I wanted to stay in my country, I didn’t want to leave so early. It wouldn’t have worked. I chose to come to Monaco and I made the right choice.” At the time of writing Mbappe, now 18, has scored 22 goals in his last 20 games for Monaco in all competitions. 9. Patrick Vieira turned down Real Madrid – In 2004, Real Madrid were close to sealing Vieiras transfer, but nothing came of it and a year later he signed for Juventus. I was suspicious, he said about the Madrid move. The lack of recognition for [Claude] Makelele over there scared me. I was scared it would happen to me. But I should have gone there. Today I dont regret the career that I have had but if I could have changed one thing, it would be that. To go to Madrid. 11 11 11 4. Gianluigi Buffon turned down Barcelona – Buffon was in demand when he was at Parma, whom he left for Juve in 2001. Before that, Barcelona were very keen to bring him to Spain, though after consulting with his dad, decided to join Italys black and whites. I really wanted to win a Scudetto. My father said Juve hadnt won a title in five years and were bound to win it within the next two years, he said and revealed it was a decision he has no regrets about. Ive had so much satisfaction in Turin, and lets not forget, Barcelona at the time were not the Barcelona they are today. Will he, won’t he? That’s what fans want to know about Man United goalkeeper David De Gea and Real Madrid.He has been linked with away for a long time, but if he rejects the European super power, he won’t be the first.Here, talkSPORT looks at players who have said ‘thank, but no thanks’ to one of Real or Barcelona beginning with Shakhtar Donetsk and Croatia defender Darijo Srna, who turned down the latter.“After a 14-year spell with [Shakhtar], you do not consider yourself a part of the club – you become a member of the family”, he said about his decision to reject a move to Barcelona in January.“I told the president that I would be happier to claim the domestic league title with Shakhtar than the Champions League with Barcelona.” 8. Rio Ferdinand wasn’t interested in either Barcelona or Real Madrid – During his time at Man United there was interest from abroad, but Ferdinand revealed he never felt the need to leave Old Trafford where he was part of a winning side. In his 12 years as a player he won six Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League, with Roma, Barcelona and Real Madrid all looking at the defender. “When I was at Manchester United there was interest from other clubs, but I was winning things at Manchester United. So my head was never turned to go anywhere else.
SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo did not need any stinkin’ pep talk to inspire Sunday’s comeback victory, no reminder that a pair of red-zone interceptions had the once-unbeaten 49ers careening toward a second straight loss.Instead, he saved his best throw for last, to perhaps the last target anyone would suspect.Garoppolo threw a 25-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to seldom-used running back Jeff Wilson Jr. with 31 … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.
Cricket standards are to receive a boostwith the new Optiplay cricket analysistool developed by the CSIR. The Proteas are one of the world’s topteams, but Optiplay could give them anextra edge.(Image: T20worldcupcricket.com)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tendani TseduCSIR, media and communications+27 12 841 3417Janine ErasmusA cricket-analysis application developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will help improve the standard of the game and enhance players’ skills.CSIR researcher Gert Wessels, of the council’s Consulting and Analytical Services division, developed the application with colleague Matt Vassard, a software developer from the Digital Modelling and Science unit.According to Wessels and Vassard, the new application, named Optiplay, is sure to become an essential tool for coaches.It works by recording all data relating to shots and deliveries, as well as comprehensive video footage of a game. This data can then be used later by the coach, team and analysts to scrutinise important aspects of the game, using a range of filters such as shot type or areas of the field where runs were scored, and work out a more efficient strategy to vanquish opponents.Vassard said the product was remarkable for its objectivity, and allows coaches to go over the smallest detail of the game. This will enable the coach to quickly identify areas of strength in his players, or problems with technique that need to be improved.On the other hand, he can also use it to analyse the opponents’ game and sniff out any weaknesses that can be exploited, and strengths that can be defended.However, coaches need not fear that their jobs are in any danger.“One must remember that the software is simply an enabling tool,” added Vassard, “and the responsibility to conceive game strategies remains that of the coach.”Helping players to reach the topThe new technology is based on another CSIR cricket notational analysis invention, called Crickstat. This product, which recorded deliveries and shots by players as well as umpires’ decisions, and allowed for instantaneous frame-by-frame playback and analysis, was developed with the cooperation of the former Proteas and Pakistan coach, the late Bob Woolmer.Crickstat has been widely used by cricketing nations around the world, including South Africa and the UK, where the England and Wales Cricket Board chose the South African solution above others it considered, and used it to analyse all first-class games in the county cricket league from 2007 onwards.The CSIR’s Sports Technology Centre, working with other CSIR departments, has developed similar tools for other sports, including Rugbystat, Netballstat, Hockeystat and Baseballstat.The centre is internationally recognised as a leading developer of performance-analysis tools, and the application thereof, giving teams that essential edge over their rivals. The development team has supported national squads in the Commonwealth, All-Africa, Olympic and Paralympic games, and has worked with the International Cricket Council and SA Rugby, among others.Initially it will market the product to its existing clients, with a view to bringing more customers on board during a global expansion later on. The technology is ready for use, said the CSIR, and any interested coaches are welcome to phone and inquire about it.Versatility and compatibilityThe application is built on and uses advanced technology from Microsoft, and is therefore compatible with the majority of computers. Because of this it is to be used as a demonstration application at Microsoft South Africa developer conferences countrywide.The programme has three different levels of functionality, each one more complex than the one before. At the lowest level, coaches can look at basic scoring and reporting. On another level, the programme provides information such as ball trajectory and the wagon wheel in 3D.Vassard said this versatility makes Optiplay applicable not only to the most skilled players, but also to beginners and those in grassroots cricket schemes.Optiplay could not have arrived at a better time. The national team, the Proteas, are currently ranked third in the world in the one-day game, and second on the list of test-playing nations. With the next World Cup coming up in February 2011 on the Indian subcontinent, the coaching team is sure to consider any strategy that will help the South African team win the title that has so far eluded them.
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