Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Grizzlies: F Chandler Parsons missed his fifth straight game with right knee soreness. … F Kyle Anderson scored a season high 10.Suns: A day after sending him to G League affiliate Northern Arizona, the Suns recalled G De’Anthony Melton in time for Sunday’s game. … Crawford played in his 1,270th game, and moved into a tie with John Havlicek for 29th in NBA history.MOVING ONThe Suns and Tyson Chandler Sunday reached an agreement to buy out the veteran center’s contract, and the team requested waivers on Chandler.Vice president of basketball operations James Jones said the move gives Chandler, who played 166 games over four seasons with Phoenix, the chance to pursue a new opportunity while allowing the Suns’ younger players to continue to develop.“Nothing but a great experience to coach him,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.OUCH!Ariza was inadvertently hit in the groin area on the last play of the first quarter by Conley, and the end result was Wayne Selden’s 3 at the buzzer that counted and gave Memphis a 28-21 lead.Ariza doubled over in pain, but was on the court to start the second quarter.UP NEXT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Grizzlies: At Golden State Warriors on Monday.Suns: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Grizzlies responded with an 18-2 run and took a 74-63 lead. The Suns went almost four minutes without a point in the quarter.Phoenix cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 81-77 at the end of the third, thanks to Jamal Crawford’s 33-foot heave that swished through the net.Marshon Brooks followed his own missed free throw and gave the Grizzlies a 10-point lead, 47-37, with 4:15 left in the second quarter. The Grizzlies’ largest lead of the first half was 10 points.Booker knocked down his first 3 after four misses with 46.5 seconds left in the second, and followed that with a lob to Deandre Ayton with 2.9 seconds. The Suns trailed 56-52 at the break.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker reacts in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 102-100. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — Devin Booker’s 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left capped a fourth-quarter comeback by Phoenix, and the Suns snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 102-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.Booker, playing the entire fourth quarter with five fouls, scored 14 of his game high 25 points in the final period as Phoenix rallied from 12 points down. Trevor Ariza added 16 points and nine rebounds, and rookie Mikal Bridges scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win his 1st Paris Masters title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Shelvin Mack’s season-high 21 points led the Grizzlies, who got one more possession after Booker’s big bucket. But Mike Conley missed a long 3-pointer at the horn.Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 17 points for Memphis, including eight in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe leading scorers for both teams were saddled with foul trouble. Conley picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, and Booker was whistled for his fifth midway through the third quarter.Isaiah Canaan hit a 3 that gave Phoenix a 61-56 lead in the third period, the Suns’ largest lead of the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments
True, I did not know much about her. I did not know that she was one of the women who would cry out in the shower to God to give them a new day.She kind of glided beside me and swept her head away from me and perched on the stool. The restaurant was occasionally empty at this time of the day, though it was supposed to be the time that workers and others were to come for lunch. I am not the superstitious kind of guy and I have always entertained the idea that many things in life happened by accident that by chance or sometimes by coincident. I knew that quality does not come by chance and therefore anything worth fighting for is worth having.Kate’s smile was effectual as regarded me and I responded with a nod for her to sit just across from me. Interestingly, since she was meeting me for the first time, I was not surprised when right behind her was her friend, whose smile was as much attractive as Kate’s. In the couple of seconds, the two lovely women had seated themselves. “We are ready,” I said in a low voice to the lady who had come to take our orders. I had earlier informed her upon my arrival that I was waiting for a friend. It was evident that the waiter was waiting for me, for she lifted her hand to indicate she was aware, and having concluded that part, I settled down to chat with this woman that I had invited to dine with.The waiter meanwhile returned with what I had ordered, fufu and soup, and she took the two young women’s orders and after sometime, when the food arrived, we settled down to enjoy. It was on April 24, which was on a Friday. I busied myself to do justice to the fufu and soup, while the two friends also jumped into their rice with stew. The room temperature was high, since the weather outside was hot. I looked behind me and concentrated my attention at the windows, while at the same time munching on the meat in the soup.No one spoke in the first couple of minutes since it was the time to give attention to something else. Once and while I would stir at Kate and I found the popular saying that beauty lies in the beholder true. It was not that Kate was not as beautiful as I am painting her to be, she was, trust me. She stood about 5’ 5” and in the region of one hundred and thirty pounds in weight. As she busied herself munching her lunch, her pointed nose and expressive eyes were in the world of their own. Whenever our eyes met, though ‘three is a crowd,’ she would offer a smile and avert her eyes. I realized that it was a bad practice to interrupt the lunch with direct gazing at this woman that had swept me on my feet, but I realized that am expressing a sentimental love for her, attention was necessary to give the first impression that she was not making a mistake.Though there had not been any introduction about her friend, but I did not care. The heat increased and we began to look around us, and eventually we started fanning ourselves with anything we could find out. The conversation then centered on the heat, when Kate said, “It is too hot in here.”I turned to look at her friend, who smiled, and nodded.I responded in a similar fashion and returned to my lunch. Already, Kate’s friend, who apparently had had some problems with her tooth, suddenly grabbed her jaw, after she took the first sip of her sprite. I expressed concern about her sudden shock, but Kate calmed the situation when she said, “she suffers from toothache.”I knew what it meant to suffer from toothache and not wanting to spend time discussing about it. I offered my sympathy and returned to my lunch. But I must admit that from time to time I would steal a glance at Kate, taking in her features. The spoons and folks had a field day, and several minutes later, we were done. It was to talk about the chemistry that had been responsible for the meeting in the first place, but I realized that it would be impolite to excuse ourselves away from her friend to discuss our future, if there was a future after all. I knew of course that Kate’s friend was matured enough and could have understood the game, but I felt there was no need to rush a discussion that we could begin any other day and time.I therefore chose to avoid the subject.“How was the food?” I shot back, and swept my head to the two beautiful women before me. I cannot fail to repeat myself that Kate was a beautiful woman. Her smile had that radiant attraction that kind of put a dimple on her jaw whenever she smiled or made an attempt to smile. I found this part of her extremely comforting. Interrupting my thought, Kate’s cool voice echoed from where she sat. “It’s good,” she said, smiled and swept her head backward. She did it so delicately that I wondered how many women had the expertise to do it. It did not mean reader, that Kate had some special skills that she might have gotten from some training school. I must confess that it was just the usual behavior of women, those little things that men don’t spend time to observe. I was being meticulous in observing every detail, particularly her facial expressions that seemed to send penetrating energy into my being. True, we were meeting tete-a-tete for the first time I had seen Kate on several occasions. Though I counted myself lucky to get her to sit with me, for which I was not prepared to lose every moment of it. I wondered if she was thinking that way. I did not express it, I knew that somewhere in her mind, there was something that was sending messages about my intensions, and I felt comforted that being a rational being she would appreciate my presentation, even if it was just one day.True, I did not know much about her. I did not know that she was one of the women who would cry out in the shower to God to give them a new day.It was interesting because, while many women forget to know that overlooking your better half to demand the Lord to give you a new day does not work. As I have indicated, and here I am not sure if I have created too great affection in the heart of the male reader to fall in love with Kate, if that has been the case, then realize that I was the luckiest man on earth. How many times have you heard a man blessing himself for possessing a female companion? I realized that we are living in a different time, where many men, and of course some women, cared little about the other one. I am aware of the emotional nature of women, and as a result, they would be the first to insist on emotional attachment. But is it not true that many of us have lost our inner self esteem that sometimes we don’t care what happens to the other’s feelings? Kate could be different, was my conclusion and I am aware that the sagacious reader would be perplexed about my rush to judgment on the quality of woman Kate would be. I would agree that once is not enough, for I was meeting Kate for the first time and what about tomorrow when the real Kate begins to show herself? I knew human nature is not perfect and so I concluded, long time ago, before meeting Kate that the depth of the relation would depend on how both of us carry the load. But to return to our meeting, Kate said the food was good, and her friend re-echoed the opinion that Kate had provided, I did not care. The fact was that I enjoyed the fufu and soup, and so if the two women who by tradition should be the best cooks, were singing the praises of the cook, then so be it. I am not the type that worries about too much of what goes in the soup, and I always enjoy the efforts of another. It does not mean that I have no choice in what kind of food to eat. My ability to accommodate what one has to offer, I think, is a big asset and I could imagine that if in the end Kate is the woman that would make life easy for both of us, then so be it.But readers, take care that I am not sweeping you along the road down the hill for I don’t know your complexion and the state of mind you are in right now, but I can assure you that I left the restaurant in downtown Monrovia with high hopes that if luck is on my side, this woman, Kate would be mine. But while did I mentioned luck, when quality is not by accident? But don’t let me bore you with flimsy issues till I return to the second time I met Kate. This is where you will enjoy the fun, I promise you, dear reader.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Paramakatoi residents will soon reap the benefits of a project that began in 2017 to provide easy access to potable water for the community. The project, which was initiated through the signing of a MoU between the Guyana Water Incorporated and the village council, is now at an advanced stage where testing of the water system has commenced.GWI’s Managing Director along with technical staff from the water service provider look on as water flows from the standpipeGWI Head, Dr Van West-Charles, accompanied by technical personnel, on Sunday visited Paramakatoi, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), to get a first-hand look at the recently completed water system.According to the Department of Public Information, while there, he turned on the valve to release water into the community to commence the testing phase of the new water supply system. While meeting with residents to explain the magnitude of work the system entailed, Dr Van West-Charles said it manifested who we are as a cooperative republic, as the input from all stakeholders involved was remarkable.He thanked Christopher Cheong, a resident hired by GWI as a Clerk of Works, for his leadership in realising the new water system. The Managing Director noted that the project presented many challenges, which engineers managed to overcome.Two photovoltaic systems will power the water system during the day, while a generator will support the supply of power to the system. Additionally, GWI intends to set up an office in the community and provide training for the maintenance of the water supply system. This will, in turn, provide employment for residents.Toshao of Paramakatoi, Gideon John and Deputy Toshao, Luelyn Sandwell expressed their gratitude to GWI for not giving up on the project when it seemed impossible to get done.
…Justice Holder recuses self from Carvil Duncan trialThe Carvil Duncan case will continue at the High Court, but in the hands of another judge as Justice Franklin Holder on Monday recused himself from the matter, indicating that his court is not the place for politics. The recusal comes days after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo pushed for him to do so. However, Justice Holder insisted on Monday that he made his decision in the interest of the administration of justice.“I find that it will be prudent, judicious, and in the interest of the administration of justice that I recuse myself from this case. The decision to recuse myself is not recent and is not informed by any skewed, illogical and improper reasoning expressed by some in the press, but is one deeply rooted in my recognition and appreciation of what is required in the circumstances and in the interest of administration of justice,” the Judge stated. Embattled trade unionist Duncan had moved to the courts to challenge the tribunal set up to determine if he should be removed from several constitutional posts in light of charges, which were laid against him. However, the High Court proceedings were left at a standstill, on account of the Judge leaving the courtroom without adjourning the matter, following statements made by the prosecuting counsel, Attorney General Basil Williams.Addressing the court on Monday, Justice Holder stressed that it was unfortunate that AG Williams was not present in court, moments after State Counsel Judy Stuart announced that there was “no appearance” by the Attorney General. Stuart appeared on behalf of the respondent, along with Attorney Coleen Liverpool. Other involved parties – including Duncan; his attorney, former AG Anil Nandlall and other lawyers – were all present at Monday’s proceedings.Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil NandlallIn his official statement, Justice Holder reiterated that the AG’s behaviour was “egregious and disrespectful”, adding that all things considered, Williams’s statements on the face of it constitute “contemptuous behaviour on his part”.Notably, the Judge, while not citing Williams for contempt, expressed that under Section 12 (1) of the Contempt of Court Act, the AG could still be summoned to justify why he should not be held in contempt. Detailing why the case was not recalled in the weeks that passed, the Judge told the court that he allowed time for the AG to reflect on his conduct, but Williams “systematically” altered the narrative of the case, thereby politicising the matter.“…time was allowed to afford Mr Williams a further opportunity to do what was fitting and proper in the circumstances as a Senior Counsel and leader of the Bar. Instead, wearing another hat, he was moved during the weeks to systematically flip the script and to spin this in a manner, to the extent that it has now – in my respectful opinion – become politicised and irretrievably infected with the perception of bias,” Justice Holder noted on Monday.The Judge then cleared up the AG’s statement – “all morning Nandlall [was] disrespecting you and you have not done anything about it”, saying that this was not truly reflective of the proceedings at the time.On March 23, AG Williams, in questioning whether or not the Judge had accurately recorded the evidence of witness Diana Persaud, told him that “the last person who told [him] what [he] should not say was a magistrate and he is dead”.“I could say what I want to say and when I want to say it, I have always been like that,” the AG further added.Justice Holder, in what he described as a report and not a complaint to the Judiciary, said he walked out of the courtroom without adjourning the matter as a result of Williams’s behaviour, but the AG said numerous times that there was no need for an apology to be issued. In a letter dated May 4, 2017, which was addressed to the Attorney General, Prime Minister Nagamootoo raised concerns about having a fair trial in light of the incident.“I am a Respondent in the matter at caption and I am writing you in your capacity as my Attorney-at-Law herein. Due to an alleged incident between yourself and Justice Franklyn Holder in his Honour’s court on March 23, 2017 in the above-mentioned suit and His Honour’s subsequent petition to the Honourable Chancellor against the Attorney General on the issue of the alleged incident, I am of the opinion that neither the State, nor l, will receive fair hearing in the matter…,” the Prime Minister had stated.“In view of the foregoing, therefore, I authorise you to request that the Honourable Mr Justice Holder recuse himself from further hearing the matter,” he continued in the letter, which was forwarded to both the Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) and Chief Justice (ag), as well as President David Granger.One day prior to that, Defence Attorney Nandlall had accused the Prime Minister and AG Williams of engaging in “juvenile antics”, saying that the letter of request to the Judge was a “plot” that in effect “undermines” the tenets of democracy.Nandlall had further highlighted that the principle of separation of powers may be under threat.Justice Holder has deferred the Carvil Duncan case to the Chief Justice (ag) and the Chancellor (ag).
An enforcement officer attached to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is a patient at a private medical institution after he was shot during a robbery early Saturday morning, and relieved of his service weapon. According to reports, the 35-year-old victim returned home at about 04:30h, and was about to enter his Lot 403 Cactus Street, West Ruimveldt Georgetown residence when he was confronted by a lone gunman.The suspect went on to relieve the victim of a pouch containing a service pistol along with seventeen live rounds. During the course of the robbery, the bandit shot the GRA officer to his lower abdomen before fleeing.The injured man was subsequently rushed to the private medical institution, where he is still receiving treatment but is said to be in a stable condition.Investigators have recovered a spent shell at the scene. Two males have since been arrested and are assisting with ongoing investigations.This incident comes on the heels of a similar robbery last Sunday when another GRA employee was robbed of his firearm.According to reports, the GRA employee was in company of some relatives standing on the Silver City Road in Linden, at sometime around 01:15h, when he was accosted by a male who relieved him of his service revolver and five rounds which he had in his waist in a holster.The suspect then discharged several rounds in the direction of the victims, as he escaped. Luckily no one was injured. The GRA officer was detained to assist with the investigations.However, the Police in Linden subsequently arrested the suspect, who was in possession of a firearm along with two spent shells and two live rounds of ammunition. He was arrested after shooting and injuring a 22-year-old security guard of Lower Kara Kara, Linden.
The 12-member team, comprising mostly high school aged players, that travelled to neighbouring Suriname for the Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) suffered two tough losses in their first two games this past week.Playing at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall in Paramaribo, Suriname, the Guyanese just could not find their footing against the much stronger Barbadian team, which quickly got ahead of the local ladies with an 18 point lead after the first quarter.Guyana was expected to put up much more of a fight but their lack of international playing exposure proved to be a huge disadvantage for them. Toni Atherley and Shakila Small lead the charge for the winning Barbados team, with 19 and 16The National Women’s Basketball teampoints respectively. While Guyana’s Miriam McKenzie and Jada Mohan put up a fight with 12 and 10 points respectively, they were no match for Barbados who eventually won 79-39.In game 2 against hosts Suriname, Guyana played a much more composed game with both their offence and defence working in perfect harmony. Although the Guyanese team played much better in their second game, the local girls still fell short of a victory.Again, Miriam McKenzie took charge of the side netting 24 points, whilst Kennesha Leacock ably assisted with 13 points.Suriname’s Cyarah Kensmill and Zephanya Zeeluk put up 22 and 17 points to hand Guyana yet another defeat this time 73-52.The Guyanese women are in Group B with Suriname, Barbados and The Dominican Republic. They will play another game before they return home on June 22.
Group ‘A’ table-leaders Guyana Jaguars face a tricky contest when they meet the last-placed Canadians under lights at the Queen’s Park Oval Ground in Monday’s day/night affair of the Super50 Championships.The Jaguars mauled the hitherto unbeaten Trinidad & Tobago Red Force by 75 runs after some explosive batting on Saturday. The real hero of this encounter was Clinton Pestano, the 25-year-old Guyanese speedster who became the 5th bowler to take a hat-trick in Regional 50 Overs cricket.Guyana’s batting has been firing over the past few games, and eyes will be on opener Trevon Griffith who has been on a batting high. The left-hander is fresh off consecutive fifties, the most being his 70 against Red Force, and should be eyeing three figures before the tournament ends. Given his form, the Canadians will need to be precise.Despite not recording a big score, Jags skipper Leon Johnson showed some form with 35, and could seek to carry on against a less studded bowling attack.Guyana’s middle-order, with Raymon Reifer who made his 2nd half-century of the tourney in the last game, Romario Shepherd, Ramaal Lewis and even makeshift opener Sherfane Rutherford, will be itching to come big this game.With Pestano’s form in the pace department already bagging 10 wickets, the Jaguars will rely on Ramaal Lewis in the spin department. The ex-Windies U19 skipper is the second leading wicket-taker with 11 scalps, but could easily lose his place to the more hostile Pestano. Barnwell, Reifer, Rutherford and Veerasammy Permaul are all in wicket-taking form, and could fancy themselves match winners.Canada, on the other hand, will be full of confidence, and are not to be taken easily after they brushed aside the defending champs Windwards by 18 runs to gain a psychological advantage.Romesh Eranga, with 6 wickets in the last game, and the likes of Nitish Kumar, Navneet Dhaliwal, former South African wicket-keeper/batsman and Captain Davy Jacobs, Srimantha Wijeratne, and others who have been among the runs could pose a threat to the Jags.Guyana’s last game against Trinidad Red Force saw Griffith and reliable all-rounder Raymond Reifer making responsible half centuries against a powerful Trinidad and Tobago Red Force bowling attack.Jaguars’ bowling was led by Clinton Pestano, who picked up his maiden hat-trick and was supported by the consistent Lewis, who bundled out Trinidad Red Force for 216 as they pursued Guyana’s 291-8.Pestano removed Trinidad Red Force and Windies superstars Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo with the third, fourth and fifth deliveries of the 28th over.Trinidad Red Force looked to be cruising on 133 for two, following two successive half-century stands involving Simmons, whose 70 from 73 balls included six fours and three sixes.Surprisingly, Denesh Ramdin, opening the batting, fell cheaply in the fourth over, Simmons put on 67 for the second wicket with Jason Mohammed, and an even 50 for the third wicket with Darren Bravo.Jason Mohammed made 24 and Bravo gathered 43 from 72 balls, but Pestano’s intervention knocked Red Force off their stride and they never recovered stability.Earlier, when Johnson opted to bat, Griffith struck seven fours and one six in 70 from 83 balls, to hold the top order of the batting together. He shared 60 for the second wicket with his captain and fellow left-hander Leon Johnson.Raymond Reifer, batting at five, replaced Griffith, Jaguars were 159 for three in the 30th over, and he became the glue that kept the bottom half of the batting together. He struck two fours and four sixes in 55 off 66 balls.Reifer was involved in a 57-run sixth wicket partnership with Essequibo’s Ricardo Adams, which ushered the Jags past 250 and put them on course for a bigger total, before they were two of the three wickets that fell in the closing overs.Guyana lead Group ‘A’ with 20 points, while Canada will be seeking a tremendous reversal of fortunes for the remainder of the tournament, as they will desperately want to add to their 4 points. (Clifton Ross)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Thursday mischaracterized newly elected Glendale City Councilman John Drayman’s faith. In fact, he is not an atheist. The same story misidentified Arthur Minassian as a Glendale resident. He lives in Sherman Oaks and operates a business in Glendale.
1 Jurgen Klinsmann won’t be taking charge of Sunderland World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann has distanced himself from speculation that he could return to management at Sunderland.The 52-year-old German, who has been out of football since being sacked by the United States in November, had been linked with the vacancy at the Stadium of Light.However, after attending a concert in Los Angeles, he dismissed the claims.In a post on his Facebook account, Klinsmann wrote: “Had a blast last night at STYX concert at the beautiful Greek Theatre in L.A. What a fantastic venue!“On another front: no truth on rumours coaching Sunderland FC in the near future.”The Black Cats have been without a manger since David Moyes parted company with the club five weeks ago, and the search for a replacement as been hampered by ongoing talks over a potential takeover.A German consortium is among those to have held discussions with owner Ellis Short and reports had suggested former Bayern Munich and Germany boss Klinsmann was a candidate to replace Moyes should the Germans gain control of the club.Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has already rejected the opportunity to take up the reins amid uncertainty over the ownership situation with the players due back for pre-season training on Thursday.Coach Robbie Stockdale is expected to preside over initial preparations for the next Sky Bet Championship campaign with Preston’s Simon Grayson the new bookmakers’ favourite for the job.
Denmark’s players clubbed together to hire a private jet for defender Jonas Knudsen, so he could fly home to see his new-born daughter after their World Cup win over Peru last weekend.The Ipswich player’s wife gave birth to a girl several weeks earlier than expected, after he arrived in Russia for the tournament.And goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel insisted the squad were happy to do it as many of the players are fathers themselves.Schmeichel said: “We wanted to look at the human side.“There are lots of fathers in the squad. You have to remember we are human beings as well as footballers.”“As a father myself I cannot imagine how hard it was for Jonas getting that message and not being there.“We wanted to do anything for him to see his daughter.”Knudsen, 25, rejoined the squad on Monday as Denmark prepare for their second Group C game against Australia on Thursday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT.