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first_imgOne Good DeedDavid BaldacciPan MacmillanReview: Voox SonandziOne Good Deed is one of David Baldacci’s finest books in which he powerfully portrays a post World War II world though a hardened character, Aloysius Archer.War veteran Archer is released on parole in 1949 and sent to the dusty Southern town of Poca City with nothing but a handful of dollars, the clothes he’s wearing and an appointment with his new parole officer. After his wartime experiences in Italy and a prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, Archer is looking for a fresh start and a peaceful life.This book represents Baldacci’s move into historical crime and unsurprisingly, the talented author proves to be as adept in this new venture as he is in his contemporary-set novels. On arrival in Poca City, Archer meets a local tycoon, Hank Pittleman, who hires him as debt collector with a handsome compensation offer. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won’t be that easy. The indebted man, Lucas Tuttleman, has a grudge against Pittleman and refuses to pay. Pittleman’s clever mistress has her own designs on Archer, and both Pittleman and Archer’s stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him.The job sees Archer getting embroiled in long-standing feuds between the town’s most dangerous citizens. It becomes a bloody game played above and below the law with too many unexpected twists and turns. Stunned by the turn of events, Archer finds he’s caught up in something far bigger than he initially realised, and when a dead body turns up due to his poking around, he knows that one wrong move could land him right back in prison, or worse . . . a shallow grave.This emboldens Archer to uncover deeply buried secrets to clear his name, while still being under parole restrictions.Baldacci continues to churn out must-read thrillers. One Good Deed reads more like a mystery or crime thriller, taking on a slightly darker and grittier tone than his readers have come to expect.Baldacci’s latest character, Archer, is one of his better heroes so far and should anchor what looks like an exciting new franchise for years to come.last_img read more

GFA is prepared to meet Stevanovic at FIFA: Ernest Thompson

first_imgA member of the Ghana football association legal committee Ernest Thompson has called the bluff of lawyers representing former black stars Goran Stevanovic.The legal representatives of the former Black Stars coach are threatening to proceed to FIFA if the Ghana football association refuses to comply by their order.Goran Stevanovic’s 14-day ultimatum to the Ghana Football Association settles him his 820,000 Euros compensation ends on Wednesday.According to Ernest Thompson, the football association is not worried about the ultimatum handed by the Serbian trainer.“The FA needs not to worry about that since we did not accept a liability letter to pay the amount he is requesting within the 14-days”. He told JOY Sports“He can go ahead and do whatever he wants to do because we are prepared for him”. Stevanovic had ten months left on his contract when it was terminated last month for failing to win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. He played 17 competitive matches won nine, lost four and drew four.last_img read more

Little League World Series 2019 scores: Updated bracket, results, how to watch LLWS games live

first_imgYou can also live-stream the LLWS or tune-in via the WatchESPN app.Little League World Series highlightsFull highlights from the Little League World Series will be available here. Check out some of the best moments from last year’s tournament. (LLWS) Honolulu, Hawaii’s Little League team won last year’s World Series, although a different city — Wailuku — will be looking to keep the title in the state in 2019. Taiwan has won more championships (17) than any other international team, but Japan has five titles this decade.Below are the daily scores and results for every Little League World Series game, including an updated bracket, highlights and how to watch live on TV and stream online.MORE LLWS 2019: Full schedule | Everything to knowLittle League World Series scores, results for today’s gamesThe Little League World Series schedule takes a break Friday with the final four now set. Both semifinal games will be played Saturday.Sunday, Aug. 25Championship GameGame 30: Southwest (Louisiana) 8, Curacao 0Here is the full LLWS live scoreboard.2019 Little League World Series bracket Williamsport, Pa., becomes the epicenter of the baseball world for 10 days in August when all of the best youth baseball teams converge on it for the 2019 Little League World Series.Sixteen teams — eight from the United States and eight International squads — of 11- and 12-year-olds will play in the tournament, which has featured several future major leaguers.  You can download a PDF of the full 2019 Little League World Series bracket here. The tournament schedule and scores from all of the games can be found below. Full LLWS schedule 2019The 2019 Little League World Series gets underway on Thursday, Aug. 15, and concludes with the championship game between the United States winner and International winner on Sunday, Aug. 25. You can view the full LLWS schedule here. (All times Eastern)Thursday, Aug. 15Game 1, 1 p.m.: Caribbean Region vs. Australian RegionFriday, Aug. 16Game 2, 10 a.m.: New England Region vs. Southeast RegionGame 3, 11 a.m.: Asia-Pacific Region vs. Latin America RegionGame 4, 1 p.m.: Midwest Region vs. Great Lakes RegionGame 5, 2 p.m.: Europe-Africa Region vs. Japan RegionGame 6, 4 p.m.: West Region vs. Southwest RegionGame 7, 6 p.m.: Mexico Region vs. Canada RegionGame 8, 8 p.m.: Northwest Region vs. Mid-Atlantic RegionSaturday, Aug. 17Game 9, 1 p.m.: Australia vs. Latin America Game 10, 3 p.m.: New England vs. Great LakesGame 11, 6 p.m.: Europe-Africa vs. CanadaGame 12, 8 p.m.: Southwest vs. NorthwestSunday, Aug. 18Game 13, 9 a.m.: Caribbean vs. Asia-PacificGame 14, 11 a.m.: Southeast vs. MidwestGame 15, 1 p.m.: Japan vs. MexicoGame 16, 2 p.m.: West vs. Mid-AtlanticMonday, Aug. 19Game A, 11 a.m.: Australia vs. Great LakesGame 16, 1 p.m.: West vs. Mid-AtlanticGame 17, 3 p.m.: Mexico vs. Latin AmericaGame 19, 6 p.m.: Caribbean vs. CanadaGame 20, 8 p.m.: Midwest vs. SouthwestTuesday, Aug. 20Game B, 11 a.m.: Europe-Africa vs. NorthwestGame 21, 3 p.m.: Latin America vs. CaribbeanGame 18, 7:30 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic vs. New EnglandWednesday, Aug. 21Game 22, 11 a.m.: Mid-Atlantic vs. SouthwestGame 23, 3 p.m.: Asia-Pacific vs. JapanGame 24, 7:30 p.m.: Southeast vs. WestThursday, Aug. 22Game 25, 3 p.m.: Caribbean vs. Asia-PacificGame 26, 7 p.m.: Southwest vs. SoutheastSaturday, Aug. 24Game 27, 12:30 p.m.: Japan vs. Caribbean (International final)Game 28, 3:30 p.m.: West vs. Southwest (United States final)Sunday, Aug. 25Game 29, 10 a.m.: Japan vs. West (Consolation game)Game 30, 3 p.m.: Caribbean vs. Southwest (LLWS final)What channel is the Little League World Series on?Every 2019 Little League World Series game will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC.last_img read more