Share with your Friends:More What adventures will the Heffleys get into on the road? Find out when Greg Heffley and his family hit the road in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney’s latest installment in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul arrives in stores on November 4, 2014, and is available for preorder. Want to make sure you’re the first to know about Wimpy Kid news, games, events, sweepstakes, and more? Sign up for the Wimpy Kid newsletter. They’re on the move! The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trackables are making their way into the hands of geocachers across North America. As the colorful Heffley Family themed tags move from geocache to geocache, you can keep an eye out for them and help the Heffleys find their lost luggage!Greg, Rodrick, Manny, Mom, and Dad have hit the road, but they’ve lost a few things along the way. Can you help them find what they’re missing?The Heffleys need your help finding 6,000 Wimpy Kid trackables hidden across North America. Each trackable features an item the Heffleys have lost. When you find a Wimpy Kid trackable, use the code to log it and then keep it moving by putting it in another geocache. Make sure you log it to see how far your trackable goes! When you place it in a geocache, others will have a chance to help the Heffleys, too!When you find and move (or discover) a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trackable, you’ll get a cool trackable icon to add to your list of trackables: SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar postFive reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News””Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Author Talks GeocachingJune 1, 2015In “Community”
It was the first loss in four games for the Filipinos, who finished way short of duplicating silver medal finishes in the last two editions of the tournament by bombing out of the quarterfinals.Korea played with flawless precision all game and made the Filipinos look a shade of the team that humbled the Chinese, 96-87, last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Koreans advanced to take on 2013 champion Iran in the Final Four after Hamed Haddadi and Co. scored an 80-70 decision of Lebanon.Terrence Romeo provided the silver lining for the Filipinos with a 22-point effort in the second quarter, where he rallied Gilas to within eight points. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NLEX, Blackwater unveil new faces in clash Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Photo from Fiba.comSouth Korea slapped yet another loss to continental rival Gilas Pilipinas, 118-86, ending what had been a promising Fiba Asia Cup campaign by the Filipinos in Beirut.The Filipinos ran right smack into the deadliest shooting display by any country in the biennial showcase as the Koreans hit 16 triples and shot at a 67-percent clip to silence a huge stunned crowd of OFWs at Nouhad Nawfal Stadium in the game that ended early Thursday morning in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension
Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Although the boys of Beantown are situated on the Eastern Conference side, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is keeping tabs on the league’s hottest team.“It sure looks like Boston is the team of the future in the East, with the assets that they still have and their young talent and their coaching, and Kyrie (Irving) is amazing,” Kerr told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNo stranger to accumulating consecutive victories both as a coach and a player, Kerr had nothing but compliments for the Brad Stevens-led squad.“That looks like a team that is going to be at the top of the East for a long time to come,” he said. “Whether their time is now or the future, that’s to be determined, but they sure look like they want it to be right now.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, California. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals.After dropping its first two games of the season, the Boston Celtics are sitting at the top of the NBA Standings, winning 13 straight games.READ: Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straightADVERTISEMENT The odds didn’t seem to be in the favor of the storied franchise at the beginning of the year, retaining only four players from last year’s team that reached the Eastern Conference Finals.To make matters worse, the team’s prized off-season free agent signing Gordon Hayward suffered a season-ending ankle injury on opening night.Anchored by Irving’s magnificent play and steady contribution from veteran Al Horford and young guns Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Celtics are once again primed to rule at the top of the East and perhaps even more.“Even without Gordon Hayward and that awful injury, Boston is just crushing people,” Kerr shared.“So, it’s going to be really fun to go against them on Thursday. We know how tough it’s going to be,” he added, referring to the team’s match-up with the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next UAAP taekwondo: NU starts strong in title-retention bid LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kerr added: ”They’re really sound, and they’re motivated. It’s a team that’s been on the rise the last couple of years. They lost in the conference finals. They want to win a championship, and it looks like it”. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
One more episode in the riveting rivalry between Gagan Narang and Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will be on show on Saturday as the high voltage shooting competition begins at the Asian Games. Frankly speaking, among all sporting disciplines India are competing in at the Asiad, shooting seems the best bet for medals. Gone are the days when one Jaspal Rana would win us most of the medals, as he last did at the Doha Asian Games.gagan Narang (left) and Abhinav Bindra will reignite their rivalry at the Guangzhou Asian Games.In Gagan Narang, India has a rifle shooter who is willing to shoulder the load and shoot in as many as three competitions with an eye on medals. No doubt, with Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput, Narang could well launch India’s medal tally in the team event but the bigger battle will be in the individual event.For those lucky enough to witness the Beijing Olympics air rifle competition, the sight of Bindra winning the gold and Narang virtually in tears after missing the final is still etched in memory.Much as the two play down the rivalry between themselves as they did at the Commonwealth Games, it is no secret that Narang wants this gold medal very badly. To be sure, Narang has an incredible year behind him. Peaking again and again is not easy, but as he shot below par in the World Cup Finals last month, he is expected to be in blazing form on Saturday.advertisementAnd that should set the tone for the shooting competition on a day when the women’s air rifle event will also be held, where Tejaswini Sawant is a force to reckon with.If the Commonwealth Games is to be used as an indicator of India’s depth and drive in shooting, one should not forget that the hosts are hungry and cunning when it comes to shooting medals.Over the years, China’s depth has only increased, thanks to the demanding schedule they set for their shooters. In a sport where the marksman is basically competing against himself or herself, there is none to blame other than one’s own form.National coach Sunny Thomas has tried to ‘sanitise’ the shooters by not allowing them to talk to the media. Whether it works, we will get to see. But one man who has a similar philosophy while dealing with the rifle shooters is foreign coach Stanislas Lapidus as he also feels the media is indeed intrusive and a distraction for the competitors.Moving away from the rifle, in pistol events the Indians are not favourites to win medals against the consistency and aggression of the Chinese and Korean shooters. However, trap marksman Manavjit Singh Sandhu feels the Indians are in good form.”I can say with assurance that the Indian shooters have come in with good results this year. They are in good form but we will have to wait for the results,” he said, not wanting to hazard a prediction. Sandhu and Mansher Singh are the tried and tested Indian trap shooters from whom a lot is expected here in the team and individual events. Mansher was first part of the Asian Games team in 1982 in New Delhi.For the sheer number of years Mansher has been in the sport — 28 — it’s a tribute to his perseverance. In a sport where age doesn’t really matter, he has been consistent. The Asian Games is the biggest stage next to the Olympics and in double trap as well, India can come good. Ronjan Sodhi’s shooting in 2010 coupled with junior world champion Asher Noria’s explosive talent can be worth medals.
Team India captain M S Dhoni. Reuters The five-Test series between England and India gets underway in Nottingham on Wednesday 9 July, with both sides aiming to improve their rankings in the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table.As things stand at present, India occupies fourth position with 102 ratings points, while England is one spot behind with 100 ratings points. Depending upon the outcome of the Test series, both teams can go as high as number three or drop to as low as number seven.For India, the equation is straightforward: a series win will be sufficient to help it leapfrog Pakistan into third position.However, a vault up the rankings is a bit trickier for England, which needs to win the series by a difference of no less than two Tests to take on third place. Victory by just one Test will help it swap places with India.Meanwhile, both teams can potentially drop to number seven. If India wins all five Tests, then Alastair Cook’s side will plummet to seventh position, while a 4-1 series result will see England slip to sixth. Conversely, if England wins the series by 4-0 or better, then India will drop to seventh spot.To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the Rankings Table, please click here. The ODI and T20I Rankings tables, unlike the Test Rankings Table, are updated after every match.Movement is also expected on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, static in seventh place, will have the opportunity to break into the top five, while Virat Kohli, who currently occupies tenth position, will have the chance to consolidate his place in the top 10.advertisementReliance ICC Test Team Rankings tableRank Team Rating 1 Australia 123 2 South Africa 123 3 Pakistan 103 4 India 102 5 England 100 6 Sri Lanka 96 7 New Zealand 938 West Indies 749 Zimbabwe 4010 Bangladesh 21Pujara trails fifth-ranked Shivnarine Chanderpaul by 35 ratings points, while Kohli needs 16 ratings points to both move ahead of Ross Taylor of New Zealand and also break the 800-point barrier.Ian Bell, in 18th place, is the only batsman from England to find a place amongst the top 20.Outside the top 20, batsmen likely to be seen in action from both the sides are Alistair Cook (21st), Joe Root (26th), MS Dhoni (29th), Matt Prior (32nd), Rohit Sharma (33rd), Murali Vijay (42nd), Ajinikya Rahane (45th) and Shikhar Dhawan (50th).Gary Ballance and Sam Robson, who did well for England against Sri Lanka, are in 83rd and 94th places, respectively.India’s Ravichandran Ashwin in seventh position is the highest-ranked bowler from either side in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers. James Anderson (12th) and Stuart Broad (14th) are the other bowlers to feature inside the top 20.Other bowlers to watch out for are Ishant Sharma (23rd), Ravindra Jadeja (26th), Mohammed Shami (33rd), Ben Stokes (46th), Liam Plunkett (50th), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (73rd) and Chris Woakes (118th).In the All-rounders’ table, Ashwin (second) and Stuart Broad (fifth) feature in the top five.Series schedule:9-13 July – 1st Test, Nottingham17-21 July – 2nd Test, Lord’s27-31 July – 3rd Test, Southampton7-11 August – 4th Test, Manchester15-19 August – 5th Test, The OvalReliance ICC Test Team Rankings tableRank Team Rating 1 Australia 123 2 South Africa 123 3 Pakistan 103 4 India 102 5 England 100 6 Sri Lanka 96 7 New Zealand 938 West Indies 749 Zimbabwe 4010 Bangladesh 21(Developed by David Kendix)Reliance ICC Test Player RankingsBatsmen (top 10) Rank Player Team Points Ave HS Rating 1 AB de Villiers SA 922 51.94 935 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2014 2 K Sangakkara SL 896 58.63 938 v Eng at Kandy 2007 3 Hashim Amla SA 873 51.35 907 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2013 4 David Warner Aus 871! 46.54 871 v SA at Cape Town 2014 5 S.Chanderpaul WI 854 51.88 901 v NZ at Napier 2008 6 Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 824! 48.75 824 v SL at Sharjah 2014 7 C Pujara Ind 819* 58.92 851 v SA at Durban 2013 8 Michael Clarke Aus 818 51.50 900 v SL at Melbourne 2012 9 Ross Taylor NZ 795 46.43 871 v WI at Hamilton 2013 10 Virat Kohli Ind 784! 46.51 784 v NZ at Wellington 2014 In this August 22, 2011 file photo, England’s captain Andrew Strauss (right) holds the Reliance ICC Test Mace and celebrates with his team after they won the test series against India 4-0 at the Oval cricket ground in London. Reuters Selected Rankings Rank Player Team Points Ave HS Rating 18 Ian Bell Eng 657 45.12 822 v Ind at The Oval 2011 21 Alastair Cook Eng 633 45.90 874 v Ind at Kolkata 2012 26 Joe Root Eng 610* 41.86 630 v SL at Lord’s 2014 29 MS Dhoni Ind 604 38.77 662 v SA at Kolkata 2010 32 Matt Prior Eng 583 41.00 745 v NZ at Auckland 2013 33 Rohit Sharma Ind 578*! 56.87 578 v NZ at Wellington 2014 42 Murali Vijay Ind 530* 35.24 569 v SA at Durban 2013 45 Ajinkya Rahane Ind 513*! 47.37 513 v NZ at Wellington 2014 50 S Dhawan Ind 475*! 48.54 475 v NZ at Wellington 2014advertisement 83 Gary Ballance Eng 334*! 45.20 334 v SL at Headingley 2014 94 Sam Robson Eng 305*! 42.75 305 v SL at Headingley 2014Bowlers (top 10) Rank Player Team Points Ave HS Rating 1 Dale Steyn SA 898 23.01 908 v Pak at Johannesburg 2013 2 Ryan Harris Aus 870! 22.56 870 v SA at Cape Town 2014 3 V Philander SA 865 20.11 912 v Ind at Johannesburg 2013 4 M Johnson Aus 844! 27.42 844 v SA at Cape Town 2014 5 Saeed Ajmal Pak 787 27.46 855 v Zim at Harare 2013 6 Tim Southee NZ 783 29.83 799 v WI at Kingston 2014 7 R Ashwin Ind 744 28.50 808 v WI at Mumbai 2013 8 Rangana Herath SL 739 30.51 838 v NZ at Colombo (PSS) 2012 9 Trent Boult NZ 737* 27.45 767 v Ind at Wellington 2014 10= Kemar Roach WI 733! 27.04 733 v NZ at Bridgetown 2014 Peter Siddle Aus 733 29.37 816 v Eng at Old Trafford 2013Selected RankingsRank (+/-) Player Team Points Ave HS Rating 12 (-2) J Anderson Eng 731 30.36 813 v Ind at Edgbaston 2011 14 (-1) Stuart Broad Eng 719 30.43 783 v WI at Lord’s 201223 Ishant Sharma Ind 548 37.56 671 v WI at Dominica 2011 26 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 507* 26.30 570 v SA at Durban 2013 33 M Shami Ind 422*! 29.48 422 v NZ at Wellington 2014 46 Ben Stokes Eng 305* 32.80 311 v Aus at Sydney 2014 50 Liam Plunkett Eng 286*! 36.67 286 v SL at Headingley 2014 73 B Kumar Ind 203* 37.88 211 v WI at Mumbai 2013 118= Chris Woakes Eng 7* 96.00 8 v Aus at The Oval 2013 All-roundersRank Player Team Points HS Rating 1 Vernon Philander SA 376*/ ! 376 v Aus at Cape Town 2014 2 R Ashwin Ind 373*/ 419 v WI at Mumbai 2013 3 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 364 404 v Pak at Mirpur 2011 4 Mitchell Johnson Aus 280 384 v Eng at Cardiff 2009 5 Stuart Broad Eng 274 382 v Pak at Abu Dhabi 2012 ! Indicates career-highest rating* Indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets. – Courtesy: International Cricket Council
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll set for Brighton chanceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Andy Carroll is set to be named on the bench against Brighton this weekend.It will be Carroll’s second debut for Newcastle after joining as a free agent in the summer.Carroll visited a specialist in London last week and was given the okay to speed up his recovery, according to the Daily Mail.The former Liverpool man has trained well over the past two days, giving Steve Bruce enough confidence to include him in the match-day squad to face the Seagulls. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Firmino dismisses Keane hugging blastby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Roberto Firmino has dismissed Roy Keane’s blast after seeing Liverpool and Manchester United players for ‘hugging and kissing’ in the tunnel before Sunday’s game at Old Trafford.Firmino and his team-mate Fabinho were seen embracing United’s Fred and Andreas Pereira in the tunnel, with all four players having played for Brazil.Firmino told ESPN Brazil: “I don’t want to create controversy with anyone.”I find it quite normal before the game to greet each other, ask how they are doing. That’s all. Nothing more than that.”But on the pitch, they aren’t friends, each one defends his club to the best of his ability. Then the rivalry increases on the pitch.”