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Windies preparation taking shape – Ambrose

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Bowling consultant Sir Curtly Ambrose says that the preparation camp here over the last two weeks has allowed West Indies to fine-tune their game as they take aim at the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week.The Caribbean side has been training here and has also played three unofficial warm-up T20 games to gain match practice ahead of the March 8 to April 3 ICC event in India.Sir Curtly said that he saw improvement in the two opening games against Zimbabwe last week and in yesterday’s contest against English County Warwickshire, which West Indies won by 11 runs at the Dubai International Stadium.”I think the bowling is really coming together. We have had a couple of good games so far, and there’s room for improvement, obviously, but I am quite satisfied at the moment with the way the guys are bowling,” Sir Curtly said following the game.PLAN GOING WELLHe added: “As a bowling unit, we are working with a plan and, so far, the plan has gone well and I’m just hoping by the time we get to India, everything will just come together where we can do well in this tournament.”He said Windies batting had also performed well on tour and pointed to the depth as the key to its success.Pointing to the opening game against Zimbabwe and yesterday’s game against Warwickshire, the former West Indies paceman said that the Caribbean side showed it possessed quality batting all the way through the order.”The good thing about this team is that we have depth in our batting. We are a team that doesn’t rely on one or two players. We have depth, and that is going to be key,” he stressed.”When we lose early wickets, guys in the middle and lower order can still come in and get us to a good total, so that, to me, is the strength in our batting so at the moment, I am quite comfortable with both bat and ball.”The fielding has been good, but we still can improve, so generally, I am quite satisfied.”last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 11/10/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks jackpot will rise to €4,380.00 Numbers drawn were 1,8,17,24 €15 consolation prizes went to John Joe McDaid Effishmore, Paddy Doherty(Ranty) Urrismana,Alan Morton Letter, Joe Doherty(JS) Letter,Tara Doherty(tim) Tullagh.Senior Result: Centra Supermarket Division 3 – Urris 0-6 v Termon 0-7. UNDERAGE FIXTURES: Under 13.5 Ryan Milk Products (Burnfoot) This competition will now not be going ahead.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan Friel 0879029672.New Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.      GAA NEWS: URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 15th, 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:Urris GAA club noteslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUBMAN O’CONNOR DEBUTS FOR DONEGAL

first_imgBUNCRANA GAA NOTESCongratulations to Clubman Darach O’Connor on his competitive debut for Donegal today. However, it was disappointment for Donegal in their opening Dr McKenna Cup match against Tyrone in Letterkenny on Sunday. They delivered a good performance in awful conditions. Darach earned a penalty in the first half that the Tyrone keeper saved from Michael Murphy. The miss proved costly in the end as Tyrone were just that bit stronger and adapted best to conditions on the day. On a good note though there will be much better days ahead for this Donegal team and young Darach. Well done too to the Malin lads today.U6 Training Buncrana GAA will begin Under 6 Fundamental training for 2014 on Friday, the 10th January 2014 at 6.30pm at the Gym, Crana College, Buncrana. The training emphasises fun to enable children Under 6 to learn skills to participate in all GAA games and all children born in the years 2008 and 2009 are welcome. If you have any queries, please contact Jim at 087-9933420.U14 Football / Hurling Fitness training will begin Monday 6th and Thursday 9th at 6.30 sharp at Scarvey. Everyone WelcomeChild Protection Training A date has been confirmed for Child Protection training as a stand- alone course next Friday 10/01/14 in the clubhouse from 7-10pm. This is to facilitate those who need an update in child protection, and/or coaches and parents who help out with coaching. All managers and senior executive board members should forward names of people that this date suits to Aine Daly, Childrens Officer.2013 was a great year for the Club. Well done to all our teams and players, in whatever Code, whether male and female, and at whatever age level, who played for the club, those who won competitions and those who didn’t, members who gave of their time, energy, expertise and money, anyone who in any way helped make 2013 a great year. Here’s to your continued support and efforts to make 2014 even better! Athbhliain faoi mhaiose daoibh uiligOn a sadder note, the club would like to remember those we lost during the year, whether members or family of members, and particularly long-standing servant Eamonn McMenamin.Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamnacha uiligCongratulations to Paul McLaughlin who was the winner of the Christmas Hamper draw held during Santa’s visit to the Scarvey on Saturday 21st December. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great day for the kids and a tribute to the Club.Photos from Santa’s visit to the Scarvey can be collected from Adam Porter at Pixicam. Dance Off DVD’s now available for €10 each. Contact Hugh Quirke 086 0626477 or Pauline Grant 086 0812429 to get your copy now!Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUBMAN O’CONNOR DEBUTS FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 5th, 2014 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:Buncrana GAA Clublast_img read more

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Activation Gallery – Diepsloot

first_imgPlay Your Part was at Akani Primary School in Diepsloot for a clean-up campaign that taught pupils about the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.Despite the morning heat, Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor and her runner-up, Jade Axon, as well as representatives from Play Your Part and GEM Project joined the schoolchildren on Saturday, 24 October, as they cleared the school of litter. According to Play Your Part representatives, the campaign was in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship. Its Play Your Part programme aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Viktor, who was crowned Miss Earth South Africa in September, said the clean-up formed part of the environmental work she would undertake during her year as titleholder. However, her biggest initiatives would be greening projects. “It involves a lot of tree planting, a lot of educational work at schools, teaching the kids why it is important to clean up and recycle, and also getting them to be active citizens.”At the same time as she undertakes her environmental work, she is also preparing for her next big project, that of winning the international Miss Earth pageant in Austria in December.               Play Your Part was at Akani Primary School in Diepsloot for a clean-up campaign that taught pupils about the importance of keeping their environment free of litter.last_img read more

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Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Posts Photo Of His Return To The Field

first_imgOle Miss celebrates the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Laquon Treadwell #1 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates during the trophy ceremony after their 48-20 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ole Miss star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is a little over three months removed from a brutal ankle injury that cut short a brilliant season. Treadwell recently posted video of himself on the treadmill rehabbing, and today he celebrated his return to the field. Treadwell documented the occasion on his Instagram account.For anyone who watched Treadwell get hurt, the fact he’s made this much progress this quickly is just remarkable. We wish him well as he continues his recovery process.last_img read more

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Alphaliner Korean Carriers Suspend Another Service

first_imgzoom The Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP), launched in August 2017, has unveiled its third round of service rationalizations impacting the Korea – Haiphong (North Vietnam) route, Alphaliner informed.In its latest rationalization move, the Incheon – Haiphong Service (IHS), operated by two of the coalition’s members, Heung-A and KMTC, using two ships of 1,000-1,100 TEU, has been suspended from March 11. This service called at Busan, Incheon, Shanghai, Haiphong, Hong Kong, Busan. It was one of 13 services operated by the KSP carriers on this route, with twelve loops to remain following the restructuring.The Korean Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, together with the Korea Ship Owners Association, on March 7, 2018, unveiled the KSP’s latest route restructuring plan.Alphaliner writes that the move follows two earlier rounds of service rationalizations announced in November 2017 and January 2018. These included a reduction in the number of Busan – Hakata/Moji services, as well as the removal of one service each from the Korea to Thailand and the Korea to Indonesia routes.Formed of 14 South Korean carriers, the coalition was initially set up with the aim of rationalizing routes and fleets, as well as to foster expansion through developing new joint services and joint international terminal operations.The coalition’s members include Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), CK Line, Dongjin Shipping, Doowoo Shipping, Dong Young Shipping, Hansung Line, Heung-A Shipping, KMTC, SM Line and Taiyoung Shipping.last_img read more

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National Capital Commission trying again on major Ottawa land development

first_imgOTTAWA — The government of Canada is once again trying to offload billions of dollars worth of Crown land next to Parliament Hill that has remained virtually empty since the 1960s.The National Capital Commission will issue a new call for proposals to develop the LeBreton Flats area of Ottawa after a former redevelopment plan, which featured a new arena for the Ottawa Senators, ended in failed mediation and lawsuits.The federal agency says a new vision for the 22-hectare site will be created that will include the potential for a new “major events centre” — but this centre might not include the Ottawa Senators.The NHL team’s owner, Eugene Melnyk, had joined with Trinity Group founder John Ruddy to come up with a $4.1-billion plan for the land that included a new hockey arena, but the partnership soured and finally ended last week without a settlement after weeks of mediation talks led by a retired judge.Both partners have since launched legal actions against one another, claiming over $1.7 billion in damages between them.National Capital Commission CEO Tobi Nussbaum said today the agency remains committed to developing LeBreton Flats, but this time the process will include a phased approach — beginning with certain parcels of land — and tighter timelines for negotiations. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Provinces feds to square off over tax proceeds of legalized marijuana

first_imgOTTAWA – A cross-country squabble over how best to divvy up the proceeds of Canada’s coming legal-weed windfall is about to intensify as finance ministers gather for high-stakes talks in Ottawa.For the provinces and territories, a key question looms: what entitles Ottawa to claim so much as half of the tax revenues that will start flowing when marijuana is legalized next summer?The provincial and territorial governments insist they should get the lion’s share of the funds because they’ll shoulder most — if not all — of the costs associated with legalization.But federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will counter with an argument during the meetings that Ottawa has already made big financial commitments towards pot legalization, said a senior government official.Morneau will explain that he’s already earmarked more than $1 billion toward legalization over the next five years, with a focus on areas such as public safety, policing and awareness, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.Nearly $700 million of that commitment was outlined in Morneau’s recent fall economic update.“We’ve identified significant funds that we are going to put forward in that regard,” Morneau said on Sunday as he headed to a working dinner with his provincial and territorial counterparts.“We need to cover our costs — they’re legitimate.”At the same time, Morneau added that it’s important to consider how municipalities and provinces will cover the costs required.Negotiations will be centred on the federal Liberal government’s proposal to impose a cannabis excise tax of $1 per gram or 10 per cent of the final retail price, whichever is higher.It’s expected to bring in as much as $1 billion per year. Ottawa has long insisted its legalization plans were never about the money, but about keeping pot away from kids.An initial federal offer of a 50-50 split with the provinces was met with equal parts disdain and incredulity.The federal government has since said it’s prepared to go further — as long as some of that extra cash goes to cities. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities wants a third of the revenues earmarked to help municipal governments handle administrative and policing costs.Morneau reiterated Sunday that he “can be flexible,” but he refused to say how much he’s willing to accept.For ministers like B.C.’s Carole James, it’s unclear why Ottawa should keep any of it.“Before we even get to talking about sharing, we want to hear about what responsibilities the federal government’s taking on to justify taking any of the percentage,” James said in an interview.“Certainly, from our perspective the formula put out by the federal government is a no-go. That’s very clear.”Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa also wants Morneau to explain how the Trudeau government plans earn its share.“I want to know what the feds are going to put in — what they’re going to pay for,” Sousa said in an interview.“I want us to have unity around Canada on this issue and I definitely want to see more because we’re bearing more of the costs.”The added expenses likely to land with the provinces are expected to include public-awareness campaigns, beefed-up policing, busier court systems and increased road safety efforts.“If the responsibility resides with the provinces, then the resources must flow to the provinces,” Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said in an interview.“Any departure from that theme, then, must come with concessions from the federal government.”There’s no guarantee that revenues will be higher than the associated costs, said Friesen — particularly considering Ottawa’s rushed timeline to legalize cannabis by July.The federal government might face some “very small” fixed costs such as those related to its administrative role for taxation, he added, but that “pales in comparison” to the size of the responsibility and the added risks that will be assumed by the provinces.Ottawa has also committed $274 million to support policing and border efforts related to legalization, and some of the money is to go to the provinces.But it remains to be seen if more federal commitments are on the way.Regardless of how it’s divvied up, the excise tax is expected to generate big bucks — as much as $1 billion per year, by one estimate from Liberal MP Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief and the Trudeau government’s point man on legalizing cannabis.Federal and provincial sales taxes would be applied on top of the excise tax, but governments are aiming to ensure the total cost stays reasonable so as to keep black marketeers at bay.Also on the table Sunday and Monday will be the three-year review of the Canada Pension Plan and the federal government’s proposed tweaks to the formula behind equalization payments.Equalization is designed to help poorer provincial governments provide public services that are reasonably comparable to those in other provinces.On Sunday, Ottawa released the 2018-19 equalization payments for the federation’s so-called “have-not” provinces. The same six will receive cash through the $18.9-billion federal program: Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.At $11.7 billion, Quebec will once again receive by far the biggest payment from Ottawa. It will be an increase of nearly $700 million compared to this year.Ontario, which has seen its economy improve in recent years, will receive $960 million next year — down nearly $500 million from this year.The “have” provinces, which won’t receive any funds through the program, will once again be B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.The formula is also based on a three-year moving average of economic growth, so a province’s have- or have-not status can lag economy-altering events.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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TMC list for all 42 LS seats out

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the list of candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state and created history by fielding 41 percent women nominees, by far the highest in the country. In the 16th Lok Sabha, the party had 35 percent MPs in Parliament.Veteran politicians including Subrata Mukherjee and Mala Roy along with Tollywood stars Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan will contest in the forthcoming polls. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee will contest from Bankura while Roy has been fielded from Kolkata South. Tollywood duo — Mimi and Nusrat — both new faces in the list will contest from Jadavpur and Basirhat respectively. “Trinamool Congress will field 41 percent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us,” Mamata said, while fielding veteran actresses Moon Moon Sen from Asansol and Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum. Sen who had won from Bankura in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections will contest from Asansol. On the other hand, Mala Roy will be replacing party state president Subrata Bakshi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Subrata Bakshi has expressed his unwillingness to contest and wanted to work for the party organisation. Harvard University in which Sugata Bose is a professor has not granted him permission to fight the polls. So we are fielding new candidates in both Kolkata South and Jadavpur,” Banerjee said. Nusrat Jahan will contest from Basirhat instead of Idris Ali. The latter will be contesting in the Assembly by-elections in Uluberia. Sandhya Roy who had won from Medinipur in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, has been replaced by Manas Bhunia with the former wanting to engage herself in other works. Uma Soren who had won from Jhargram in 2014 also wanted to work for the party and hence, Birbaha Soren has been fielded. MLA from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Amar Singh Rai will contest with a TMC ticket from Darjeeling. Rai replaces Bhaichung Bhutia who had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 polls from Darjeeling and the 2016 Assembly elections in Siliguri as a TMC candidate. Bhutia had resigned from the TMC in February 2018. Among the other significant changes in the list are Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, who will contest from Krishnanagar replacing Tollywood actor Tapas Paul. Rupali Biswas will contest from Ranaghat in place of Sougata Barman. Biswas is the wife of TMC Krishnagunj MLA Satyajit Biswas who was shot dead on February 10 this year. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP who had joined TMC in January this year, will contest from Malda North in place of Soumitra Roy. Paresh Chandra Adhikary will contest from Cooch Behar instead of Renuka Sinha while Kanaiah Lal Agarwal will contest from Raiganj instead of Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi who had lost to Left Front candidate Mohammad Selim in 2014. Shyamal Santra will contest from Bishnupur instead of Soumitra Khan who had recently joined the BJP while Asit Mal will fight from Bolpur instead of Anupam Hazra who has also joined the BJP. Banerjee fielded Janab Khalilur Rahaman, Apurba Sarkar and Janab Abu Taher from Jangipur, Berhampore and Murshidabad seats respectively. The candidates for the other seats have remained the same with Sudip Bandopadhyay contesting from Kolkata North, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour, Saugata Roy from Dum Dum, Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore, Tollywood star Deb and Shatabdi Roy from Ghatal and Birbhum respectively.last_img read more

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Allahabad University campus has become a haven for criminals HC

first_imgMAllahabad: Lamenting that Allahabad University hostels have become a “haven for criminals” who have converted its campus into a “play ground” for their misdeeds, the Allahabad High Court has asked the varsity and the police to apprise it of steps taken by them to address the issue.A bench comprising chief justice Govind Mathur and justice S S Shamshery made the observation on Tuesday while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on the murder of a youth at PCB hostel of Allahabad University on Monday night. The court issued notices to Uttar Pradesh chief secretary, state director general of police and district commissioner and senior superintendent of police of Prayagraj as well as the registrar of Allahabad University on the issue. The court directed the University registrar to file an affidavit about the steps taken to make the university campus free from criminals. The court also directed the SSP of Prayagraj to file a status report regarding steps taken in the matter. “In a democratic society, rule of law is to prevail and any harm to that cannot be accepted in any manner. No one can be allowed to cause even a minor injury to the peace and tranquillity of the area and inhabitants thereof,” the court said in its order. “It is brought to our notice that a huge number of criminals are staying in the different hostels under the control of university though they are not regular students,” it said. The bench, in its oral observations, said that “campus and hostels of Allahabad university have become a haven for criminals”. “The entire campus has been converted by them into play ground for their criminal deeds,” it said. The court directed the district magistrate and SSP of Prayagraj and the registrar of the university to be present in court on April 22.last_img read more