Jun 10, 2018George DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDale Steyn has insisted he wants "to play Test cricket as long as I can" as he continues his latest push to return to the fold following a spate of injuries which have limited him to two Tests in nearly two years.While South Africa have been hit by a raft of international retirements in recent months - most notably AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel - Steyn hopes to represent his country for several more years and claim 500 Test wickets.But Steyn, who requires just two more Test wickets to equal Shaun Pollock's South Africa record of 421, did hint that, were he to find himself unwanted by South Africa, he would pursue other options in the game."Playing international cricket at the highest level is where everybody wants to play," Steyn told ESPNcricinfo. "I have been blessed to have played for many years whether that be for South Africa or in the IPL."I want to achieve certain … [Read more...] about Test landmarks and World Cup remain in Dale Steyn’s sights
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Turn any corner in the busy town centre of Guildford on a weekday morning, and someone is carrying a disposable cup bearing the logo of one of the major chains. Each minute in the UK about 500 of these used coffee cups are thrown away. Every year consumers use and dispose of 2.5bn of them. The vast majority are not recycled. On the main high street, coffee drinkers come and go, a few searching for the local authority “on the go” recycling bins in which to deposit their used vessel. Few are aware that their well meaning efforts will do little to reduce the waste mountain created by Britain’s £9bn coffee-shop habit. The UK has just three facilities that can split the paper and plastic components, which line the cardboard cups, for recycling. These facilities are not part of the general recycling system, and less than 1 in 400 cups – under 0.25% – are recycled. To tackle the waste mountain, MPs have called for a 25p levy on takeaway coffees and teas to … [Read more...] about Will a 25p charge change Britain’s throwaway coffee cup culture?
Ben Stokes, who played a key role in England's triumphant World Cup campaign, has been named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. He promptly thanked those who had helped him through a 2018 to forget. Stokes’ performances in the World Cup final, which England won on an unprecedented boundary countback against New Zealand, and the third Ashes Test helped him seal the public vote for the award, ahead of six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and world 200-meter champion Dina Asher-Smith at Sunday’s ceremony in Aberdeen. In 2018, Stokes was cleared of affray charges following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September of the previous year.“Two years ago was a tough time for me in my life. I’ve had so many people help me through that,” the 28-year-old Stokes said as he accepted the award on stage. The award ceremony got off to a poignant start as former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir was presented with the Helen Rollason … [Read more...] about Ben Stokes named BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year 2019
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Google has stopped accepting political advertisements in Singapore months before a widely expected election, according to documents shared by a small political party which said it was angered by the decision that denies it voter reach. FILE PHOTO: A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo In email correspondence between the Singapore Democratic Party and a senior Google public policy official, the tech firm said it “will not accept advertising regulated by the Code of Practice for Transparency of Online Political Advertisements”. A spokeswoman for Alphabet Inc’s Google told Reuters the email exchange was authentic but declined to comment further. The new code of practice, part of a controversial ‘fake news’ law introduced in October, requires advertising intermediaries to maintain detailed records of political adverts and their sponsors and make those records … [Read more...] about Google halts political ads in Singapore as election looms: documents
Just a few years ago, the Abortion Rights Campaign in Ireland was predominantly active in the capital of Dublin. By the time a landslide 66.4% of the country voted on 25 May to repeal the eighth amendment and give women easier access to abortion, the Abortion Rights Campaign had 36 offshoot groups outside the capital, including in counties where Catholicism and conservatism are deeply entrenched. The Dublin-based organiser for the Abortion Rights Campaign, Cathie Shiels, knows how hard it is to stand in the middle of a remote Irish-Catholic town holding up a placard advocating for abortion reform. She comes from Donegal, close to the Northern Ireland border and the only county that voted “No” in the referendum. The 33-year-old has been fighting for reform for the past six years and was one of thousands of activists in the big cities who returned to Donegal and regional areas to stand alongside women who desperately wanted change but who were terrified of the implications of … [Read more...] about ‘North is next’: fresh fight for grassroots power that beat Ireland abortion ban