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Taylor blasts West Indies officials

Yet another senior West Indian cricketer has lashed out at regional cricket board and its selectors. Following criticism by Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor has complained that

Taylor Swift wins top prize at country awards

LAS VEGAS – Miranda Lambert won four prizes at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday but lost the coveted entertainer of the year honor to Taylor Swift in a major surprise.
Swift, who picked up four nominations, had watched from her seat throughout the ceremony as rivals Lambert and Lady Antebellum went up to the stage.
She was stunned when her name was finally called for the final prize, a fan-voted honor.

Elizabeth Taylor late at her own funeral

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor was given a small private funeral service attended by family and close friends in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, a day after she died of congestive heart failure.
The Oscar-winning actress, 79, was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, outside Los Angeles — the same place where her close friend, singer Michael Jackson, was buried in 2009.
Taylor’s service was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., but started 15

Elizabeth Taylor passes away

LOS ANGELES – Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, who captured hearts in “National Velvet” to launch a film career that spanned five decades, has died aged 79.
Taylor had been in hospital in Los Angeles for six weeks with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for some years, and had recently suffered complications, a family statement said. “Legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in

Elizabeth Taylor: Violet-eyed movie queen

LOS ANGELES – Elizabeth Taylor, who has died at the age of 79, was the archetypal Hollywood movie queen, a violet-eyed beauty known equally for her stormy romances and eight marriages as her Oscar-winning performances.
Over a five-decade career she won two Academy Awards for best actress, including in the 1966 classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” one of many films where she played opposite her two-times husband Richard Burton. In later years as her health failed she retired

Birthday boy Taylor hammers shoddy Pakistan

PALLEKELE – Ross Taylor celebrated his 27th birthday with a career-best unbeaten 131 to help New Zealand beat Pakistan by an emphatic 110-run margin at Pallekele stadium Tuesday. Taylor benefitted from two let-offs by wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal to guide New Zealand to an imposing 302-7 before Tim Southee (3-25) restricted Pakistan to 192 in the World Cup Group A match at the newly-built stadium. Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals and suffered their second biggest World Cup

Akmal, not Taylor, Pakistan’s demolition man

RINGSIDE VIEW – Kamran Akmal is a one-man demolition team – for his own side. No Pakistan team has suffered such misery for so long at the hands of a wicket-keeper so grossly incompetent (ask the lay man in the street anywhere in Pakistan, and he would tell you in chaste local dialect laced with few invectives of what he thinks of his antics behind the stumps, with an insinuation or three). The mystery is that after being ceaselessly dented by the elder Akmal, how the Pakistani

Stand-in skipper Taylor savours win

PALLEKELE – Stand-in skipper Ross Taylor Tuesday said New Zealand would savour their first win of the 2011 World Cup over a Test nation after his batting blitz helped down Pakistan. Taylor celebrated his 27th birthday by smashing 131 in 124 balls with a whopping seven sixes to take his side to a total of 302-7 in their 50 overs at the Pallekele stadium. He was helped out by Nathan McCullum, who hit 19 in just 10 balls, and Jacob Oram, who hit 25 in nine balls, including three sixes,

Jazz musician Billy Taylor dies at 89

NEW YORK – Billy Taylor, a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died in New York of heart failure at the age of 89.
The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington, DC, where Taylor had been the artistic director for jazz since 1994, called him “a great statesman and ambassador for jazz throughout the world.”
“We are grateful for Dr Taylor’s devotion, friendship and