|Celebrating A Killing|
|MAN is shot in the head, and
joyous celebrations break
out 7,000 miles A away.
Although Americans are in
full agreement that the
demise of Osama bin Laden is a good
thing, many are disturbed by the revelry.
We should seek justice, not
vengeance, they urge. Doesn´t this lower
us to "their" level? Didn´t the Rev Dr
Martin Luther King Jr say, "I will
mourn the loss of thousands of precious
lives, but I will not rejoice in the death
of one, not even an enemy"? (No, he did
not, but the Twitter users who popularised
that misattributed quotation last
week found it inspiring nonetheless.)
Why are so many Americans...|
|THE FORCE OF
|WATCHING the talk
shows, thinking about
the tumultuous last
reflecting on the death
of Osama bin Laden, I feel grateful
for many things but not least this:
the invisibility of the heroes.
For once it is the deed itself that
speaks. The deed, so often lost in
this age of celebrities and reality
shows and Donald Trump´s monumental
ego, stands unadorned. In
its daring, its professionalism and
its effectiveness, the deed is there,
making words look cheap.
The deed was that of the 79 US
commandos, who have met with
President Obama, and who are
known to one another, but are
unknown to us. For secrecy is their
Dispatched from Jalalabad,
Donald may join Australia as bowling coach
MELBOURNE FORMER South African speedster Allan Donald has emerged as one of the frontrunners to become Australia’s next fast bowling coach, even as New Zealand remains keen to retain the pacer’s services.
Donald, who is currently engaged with a South African TV network at home, is believed to have had his final round of interview with Cricket Australia’s (CA) cricket operations manager Michael Brown earlier this week.
According to media reports, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has still not confirmed future contract with Test veteran but the head coach John Wright has already showed his desire to continue working with Donald.
The Kiwis have made a verbal offer to Donald and are awaiting his reply, although a NZC spokesman said discussions were “progressing positively”.
Other candidates in contention include former Australian Test paceman Craig McDermott and the unheralded Allister de Winter, who is a bowling coach with reigning Sheffield Shield champions Tasmania.
One of the key roles for the successful candidate will be to instill some confidence in the bowling department and to try and squeeze the best out of a pace attack that lacked penetration during the Ashes series and were also not up to their best during the World Cup.
The 44-year-old, has been in the limelight after he along with head coach John Wright helped a tottering New Zealand side to a series victory against Pakistan before pushing the side to the semifinal of the World Cup.
Donald is also said to have played a major role in the development of Kiwi paceman Tim Southee, who was the third-highest wicket taker