Brathwaite eyeing more runs in Boxing Day Test

first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC): West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite is hoping to continue his good form when he faces the rampaging Australians in the second Test of the ongoing series starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day. The 23-year-old made a boundary-studded 94 in the second innings of the first Test as the Windies lost at Hobart. It was a stand-out innings as he fell just short of what would have been a fifth Test century in the space of 18 months. He is looking to build on that and notch three figures when the two teams line up for the historic second Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. “Playing in Australia is a dream come true. As a little boy growing up in Barbados, and when I went to Combermere School, you heard a lot about cricket and the huge significance of the Boxing Day Test match. Now I have the opportunity to play in the event. It is something I’m really looking forward to,” he said. “I’ve heard it’s a magnificent stadium and a lot about the history, and especially the West Indies’ rich history there as well. For me, this is one of the ‘big’ Test matches.” With West Indies sliding to defeat in Hobart, the right-handed Brathwaite launched an assault on Australia’s bowlers, hammering 13 fours and a six in a cameo 122-ball knock. Only bright spot The innings was the only bright spot for the tourists as they were dismissed for 148 to lose by an innings and 212 runs. “I played well in the second innings in Hobart and I felt I hit the ball really well. It’s all about getting a start here in Australia,” Brathwaite explained. “You have to give yourself a chance. You have to graft and dig in. I didn’t get a ‘start’ in the first innings, so I was determined to get a big score in the second innings. “I managed to get myself in and went on and played my shots. I was quite happy to get a score. I still want to keep working hard. It’s still about going out there and getting a start and going on.” Brathwaite’s four Test centuries have come in contrasting conditions. His maiden century was 129 against New Zealand in Trinidad in June 2014, followed by a career-best 212 against Bangladesh in St Vincent three months later. He then gathered a dogged 106 against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test last year while his fourth was 116 against England in Grenada in April. Despite the heavy loss in Hobart, Brathwaite said the mood in the camp remained upbeat as they prepared to face a Victoria XI at the Simonds Stadium in a two-day warm-up match tomorrow and Sunday. “We’ve had two sessions thus far, and the team spirit is quite good, and we just have to keep going from strength to strength,” Brathwaite said.last_img read more

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Lady Tamaraws gain Final Four

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Almost drowned by the big UP win were the Lady Tamaraws’ hard-earned 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-22, 15-11 win over Adamson for the third Final Four berth.Bernadeth Pons scored 22 points and Celine Domingo delivered 18 for FEU, which booked a fourth straight appearance in the semifinals.The Lady Tamaraws are still on track for the twice-to-beat bonus, but that can only happen if they win their last two matches and the defending champion La Salle Lady Spikers and the Lady Eagles lose all of theirs.For Pons, making it to the Final Four was enough for the meantime.“We really tried to build our mental toughness,” said Pons, adding that the Lady Tamaraws specifically train for five-set scenarios.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Lady Maroons outplayed the Lady Eagles in all departments to score their fifth win in 13 games in front of a big pro-Ateneo crowd.UP can still force a playoff for the last Final Four berth with a win against University of the East and must hope that National University and Adamson drop their remaining outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We needed this win to gain momentum for the next game,” said UP setter Rem Calling, who accounted for 21 excellent sets on top of three points.Ateneo, which has nailed a Final Four slot, was out-attacked (38-30), out-blocked (11-8) and out-served (7-1 in aces) by UP. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil World Cup berth within spirited Malditas’ reach Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University rammed its way into the Final Four, but it was University of the Philippines that created a stir Saturday night.Playing with its life on the line, UP pulled off a stunning 28-26, 25-23, 26-24 upset of title-favorite Ateneo to keep its flickering semifinal hopes alive in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘Guyana for Guyanese’ must continue to be our mantra

first_imgDear Editor,It is clear, from recent news on Venezuela, what position the Venezuelans hold dear in their hearts as it concerns Essequibo.The recent establishment of a homestead in Essequibo for Venezuelan migrants is completely and totally against the best interest of national security. We must, as a nation, stay on guard against our declared enemy, and we must avoid being deceived into thinking that we have more opportunities to offer immigrants than their richer home countries.As is said by most, “Charity begins at home”, and it is unwise for us to open our borders, towns and villages to those who dislike us, while not taking care of our own citizens first and foremost. Our unemployment rate is such that we cannot afford to turn a blind eye to the plight of our own Guyanese people.It should also be noted that any immigration policy should be extremely selective, with a bias to the highly educated, who bring with them skills not found presently within our borders. In the case of the Haitians, we must keep in mind that their homeland has one of the highest cases of deforestation in the world, primarily due to illegal activities. Is this the type of cultural influence we want within our borders, especially given our position on sustainability? One would think the answer would be a resounding, ‘No!’These are some of the fundamental factors that our leaders need to consider going forward, if we are to ensure the security and development of our nation and its most important asset, “our people”Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

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Tawana Still Awaiting MDA from GOL

first_imgLiberia’s Inter-Ministerial Concessions Committee (IMCC) is still reviewing the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) for junior iron-ore developer Tawana Resources’ 100%-owned Mofe Creek project, the company reports. The MDA, which is a legally binding agreement outlining the technical, commercial, social and environmental commitments that need to be undertaken to build, operate and sustain a project within Liberia, would last for 25 years and would incorporate both the northern and southern tenements, as well as a potential early start-up project for direct shipping ore (DSO). The dual-listed company expected feedback from the IMCC by the end of the first quarter. Tawana further reported that its definitive port infrastructure cooperation agreement with Hong Kong-based miner Wisco Cad, at the Freeport of Monrovia, was also progressing. The agreement was based on the premise of gaining access to stockpiling and ship loading services during the early stages of the project’s development and proposed DSO start-up project. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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200 pensioners benefit from feeding programme

first_imgSome 200 pensioners who turned up at the New Amsterdam Post Office on Monday last to receive their monthly pensions were treated to a delicious early morning meal by the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council.The Mayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Heywood, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the feeding programme is an ongoing initiative by the municipality’s social committee; the meals and services were prepared to targetMayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Heywoodmore pensioners as part of the town’s anniversary celebrations.Heywood said while this month’s outreach was executed solely by the municipality, they have collaborated before with business owners and stakeholders in New Amsterdam to fund the initiative.“Our senior citizens look forward to it and it’s a pleasure providing for them. This organisation will continue to work towards meeting the needs of the citizens of New Amsterdam,” Heywood reiterated.The Mayor thanked the New Amsterdam Prison Service for providing barbering services for the elderly. The senior folks also received skin care, manicure and pedicure treatments; compliments of students pursuing cosmetology at the Vrymens Erven Training Centre.Mayor Heywood further added that as part of the town’s anniversary activities, onSenior citizens receiving manicures from cosmetology students of the Vryman’s Erven Training CentreWednesday, a church service will be held at the New Amsterdam Town Hall and on Friday an inter-department domino tournament is expected to be hosted. She also disclosed that a brunch will be held on September 21, and the monies garnered will go towards offsetting expenses for other feeding programmes.last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Experienced Chef/Cook required at Spar Glencar Letterkenny

first_imgJob Vacancy: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced chef/cook at Spar Glencar Letterkenny.Spar Glencar is an award-winning convenience store which is seeking to expand their dynamic and innovative team.The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years experience work in a high-pressure busy environment. Job requirements:Must have excellent attention to detailHave the ability to create their own specialsBe customer orientatedBe qualified in HACCP and food safetyAll shifts will be 6:45am – 4:30pmApply to our email address hrglencar@gmail.comAll applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Advertisement Job Vacancy: Experienced Chef/Cook required at Spar Glencar Letterkenny was last modified: November 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chefcookculinary jobsdonegal foodGlencar Shopping Centreletterkenny jobslast_img read more

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MY DONEGAL…….. WITH AINE NI BHREISLEAIN, TG4

first_imgAine Ni Bhreisleain is the television anchor for TG4 in Co Donegal. A well-known Irish-language journalist, she has covered many of the county’s biggest news stories in recent years.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? My favourite place has to be Inis Sionnaigh Island, just off the coast of Gweedore. It is the nicest island I have visited in Ireland with beautiful beaches, great for swimming and picnics and on a sunny day there is nowhere like it. The island has one cottage and I have been going there since I was a baby , so it has a lot of great memories for me .If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Better roads!Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why? I can’t pick one- so I would have to say my parentsDaniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel O’Donnell!What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?I think sporting achievements help to showcase a county, and Donegal has great supporters in all disciplines- probably winning the GAA Ulster final in 2011 was such a boost to the county- it left people on a highWhat was Donegal’s saddest moment? I think recent scandals regarding child abuse, both clerical and otherwise would have to be the lowest moments for the county.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Simple Simon snacks !Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? A tie between Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Daniel O’Donnell and Moya Brennan – they all promote the county in different ways, with Mairéad and Moya doing a lot for the language and the Gaeltacht areas in particular. They can reach so many people with their concerts , and do a lot for this countyWho is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, from Oideas Gael- He , along with Seosamh Watson made Irish classes for adults and complete beginners something very fun, interesting and profitable for the South West of the county. Gleann Cholmcille is always buzzing when the courses are on, and so many of the students come back time and time again from places like Japan, Germany and America . It seems like more than just a business to Liam and it invests something in the community,while using local heritage and amenities to keep the courses interesting .Most people would think running a business in a rural, remote loaction was crazy, but it has proven a great move.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?I can’t choose- too many greats in this county!What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Danny Minnies in Annagry. It is a lovely location and the food is greatDonegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden eagles- as I have yet to see a basking shark in real life!Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?The model Faye DinsmoreWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?The use of the word ‘wild’ in sentences always stumps non Donegal people !Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?We live in hope!What is your favourite Donegal food?Any local seafoodIs there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Begrudgery- although that could be an Irish trait in general!If you had a million euro to spend on improving something in Donegal, what would it be?It wouldn’t go far, but improving the roads would help !MY DONEGAL…….. WITH AINE NI BHREISLEAIN, TG4 was last modified: July 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aine Ni BhreisleainMY DONEGALTG4last_img read more

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Selling points

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Depending on the ZIP code, median housing prices in southeastern Ventura County range from $565,000 in Simi Valley to more than $900,000 in parts of the Conejo Valley. In December the median price was above $700,000 in Moorpark and topped $800,000 in the Conejo Valley as a whole. But government and industry leaders say more affordable housing is needed for a wide variety of workers needed to sustain the community, including new teachers, nurses, law enforcement officers, and workers in the county’s thriving agriculture and biotechnology industries. Families in such communities as Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley often need two incomes in order to afford homes and even apartment rentals. Recent surveys show only about 13 percent of county residents can afford to buy a median-price home. And it would take an income of about $50,000 a year to afford a two-bedroom apartment with an average rent of more than $1,400 in the county, according to the Area Housing Authority of Ventura County. Douglas Tapking, executive director of the housing agency, said buyers of homes in the area are facing mortgage payments of thousands of dollars a month, which would require incomes of more than $100,000 a year. But Theune said new housing developments, apartments and housing complexes for senior citizens will help meet the demand. Even with the high median price, there are homes available in Simi Valley for around $500,000, Theune said, and one-bedroom condominiums starting at around $225,900. “With more inventory comes more affordability,” she said. Conejo Valley Median home price: $824,000 Simi Valley Median home price: $565,000 Moorpark Medium home price: $715,000160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Residents and businesses owners are drawn to the southeastern Ventura County area by its low crime rate, mild climate, abundant parkland and good schools – all selling points for people moving to Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks. “This is considered a safe, family-oriented area. It offers residents a small-community feeling with the benefits of a metropolitan area,” said Leah Theune of Troop Real Estate, a member of the Simi Valley/Moorpark Association of Realtors. “Simi Valley has really grown and come of age, especially with the addition of our new Simi Valley Town Center mall.” The 600,000-square-foot open-air regional shopping mall, anticipated for more than 20 years, was completed in 2005 north of Highway 118, between First Street and Erringer Road. As the area has become more developed and affluent, the demand for housing has made the county’s homes among the most expensive in Southern California, an increasing concern for employers trying to recruit employees from less expensive areas.last_img read more

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Every Premier League club could vote for VAR ‘this week’

first_img deals 1 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL Clubs will also be asked to endorse a new chief executive for the Premier League as Richard Scudamore exits after 20 years of service. gameday cracker huge blow Latest Premier League Stories Officials consult VAR during AC Milan vs Juventus. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Once this has taken place there will be a discussion about VAR and this could eventually lead to a vote on bringing it in for next season.The possibility of video assistants crops up regularly, especially with its use at World Cup 2018 and in Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Primeira Division and Eredivisie football.And its absence was again in the spotlight in England after Charlie Austin pleaded for its introduction following the decision to disallow his goal in Southampton’s 1-1 draw with Watford.Premier League clubs voted against bringing in VAR in April but there could be a different decision this time out after testing. tense no dice REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The preferred candidate from a three-person shortlist — which reportedly features Tim Davie, BBC Studios’ chief executive, and Tom Betts, ITV’s director of corporate strategy — will be revealed this week. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? whoops Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League clubs could vote on introducing video assistant referees (VAR) next season at a meeting this week.Shareholders will receive a presentation from both the Premier League and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) about the testing on VAR, which has been carried out this season but not used in matches.last_img read more

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PIC SPECIAL – MORE STUNNING IMAGES OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS TAKEN ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgStunning image of Slieve League taken by Noel Keating. Photo taken by Gary Loveridge yesterday morning at 2am over Fanad.The Northern Lights from Tory Island by Owen Clarke.PICTURE SPECIAL: Above are a selection of images that were taken from different parts of Donegal which captured the mesmerising beauty of the Northern Lights. Due to the recent explosion of solar storms there is an increased chance of seeing even more Northern Lights in the coming days.Some parts of the county have been unable to view the stunning sight due to cloudy conditions.But in Slieve League, Tory Island and Fanad the conditions were absolutely perfect last night which led to these incredible images being taken. PIC SPECIAL – MORE STUNNING IMAGES OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS TAKEN ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: March 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AuroraFanadFeaturesnewsnorthern lightspicture specialSlieve LeagueTory Islandlast_img read more

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