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Tony Becca | Windies eyes are smiling

first_imgThe history of West Indies cricket is rich and glorious, especially when we hear the echoes of Lord’s in 1950 and that wonderful summer, of the years surrounding 1965, and of the all-conquering march from the late 1970s, through the 1980s, and into the 1990s. It is even as wonderful when you hear the roll call of champions of the recent past. Some, however, may say that such greatness could not last, and that the West Indies should be grateful and thankful for all those memorable moments and great players while waiting for the renaissance, and, without a doubt, that is true. On the other hand, however, some may say, including me, that the wait is too long, far too long, and that from 1950, 1965, and the 1980s, is a long time to wait. does not matter And the hurtful part is that nothing seems to be happening, or is being done about it. It seems that it does not matter that a team which was once, or twice, so great, and for so long so invincible, is down at the bottom, mixing with the likes of Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, and now Ireland and Afghanistan. And what is hurting even more is that while other teams will come along and, therefore, one cannot expect to be the best, or among the best, all the time, it has been this way for some 20 years with no change, neither up nor down, and mostly down. What is heard from time to time from those who are in charge is that we have “turned the corner” or we are “turning the corner” when all that we have been doing, apart from firing a shot here and there, is getting dizzy going around and round the roundabout. And what is heard from captains, coaches, and sometimes managers is excuse after excuse, nothing but words upon words, while they talk about “going back to the drawing board”, “players not pulling their weight”, “players not committed”, “players needing to show more responsibility”, “we did not make enough runs”, “we need more consistency in our bowling”, and “the players are not fit enough”. Since Thursday, however, from last Sunday to Thursday, to be exact, the mood has changed as West Indians from all over, at home and abroad, men, women, and children, exuded pride and happiness at West Indies’ brilliance in the sunshine of Barbados. After fumbling, slipping, and falling in the raindrops at Sabina Park a week or so before, an apparently inspired West Indies team went to Kensington Oval, once known as the “Lion’s Den” because of its fiery surface and many victories for West Indies, and preened themselves for all to see. After losing the first Test by seven wickets, and with many expecting them to fold again in Kensington Oval, the West Indies stood up, beat their chests, surprised Pakistan, and flogged them by 106 runs. Lowest total ever And it was not supposed to be, not really, and, at least, not after Pakistan had been left a winning target of 188 runs to win very early on the final day and despite the state of the deteriorating pitch. Bowling, and fielding, like men inspired, however, West Indies charged in, gave everything they had, and Pakistan were stunned and were humbled for the joint lowest total ever at the Oval when they were cut down one hour or so after lunch for a measly 81 runs in 34.4 overs. Finding a pitch which, probably, much to their regret before the final day, and on the evidence of the television screen, was unusually dry and powdery at the start of play and later on offering inconsistent bounce from the number of cracks around, the West Indies buckled down to business, played like how one is expected to play in a Test match, and although they appeared behind the eighth ball for most of the match, came back with a bang to win it in a thrilling, exciting, and dramatic finish. A number of the batting faults was still evident in some of the batsmen, especially the two newcomers; there were too many no-balls in the first innings, and a few catches were dropped, but when one looked at their overall commitment, they were super ambassadors, from start to finish. Roston Chase, playing copybook strokes as he did again India last year, once against stood in the breach with a lovely innings of 131, and captain Jason Holder, as he has done so often, offered good support with a good innings of 58 followed by bowling figures of three for 42 off 29 stingy overs in the first innings when the bowlers limited Pakistan’s batsmen to a very slow run rate and prevented them from getting away. As good as those performances were, however, because of who they came from, they were not surprising, neither were they unexpected. Stroke-playing potential The performances which made the victory so wonderful, and exciting, and dramatic were those in the second innings as Pakistan sniffed victory and moved in. Shai Hope, who locked away his stroke-playing potential to produce an innings of 90 on that pitch and under such testing circumstances, was marvellous, and so, too, for a time, was Vishaul Singh, who contributed a valuable 32, the fielding of Shimron Hetmeyer, the wicketkeeping of Shane Dorwich, and the bowling of the three pacers, who all demonstrated accuracy and skill, stamina, and a willingness to fight to the end. In a display of the stuff of which champions are made, Shannon Gabriel claimed five wickets for 11 runs off 11 overs, the best of his career, young Alzaaro Joseph, two for 42 off 12, and Holder, three for 23 off 11.4 overs. The score is one-one, but the “corner” has not yet been turned. Some of the players, most of them, still need to work hard, much harder. This, however, was a pleasing performance, despite the state of the pitch. There was, without a doubt, a little sunshine in Bridgetown on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

GTT supports Malteenoes Cricket Academy

first_img– National Coaches to be complemented by NSC CoachesGuyana Telephone and Telegraph  (GTT) recently joined the growing list of sponsors to have come on board the Malteenoes Summer Cricket Camp, which bowls off on July 23.On Friday, at the company’s head office in Brickdam Georgetown, GTT joined the list of companies and business entities supporting this year’s two-week Malteenoes Cricket Academy. Under the slogan ‘More Love’, the telephone giant provided water bottles for every student of the Academy, as well as for the coaches.Students between the ages of 6 and 18 years old will be divided into two groups, and will participate in action lasting from 09:00h to 15:00h. Lunch will be provided from 12:00h-13:00h daily.The Academy will include classroom sessions and field work, which will provide the recipients with tools to become Cricketers, Umpires, Scorers, Journalists and Broadcasters.Facilitators will talk on Education, Social Skills, Health and Hygiene, Etiquette, Child Protection, Law and History of Cricket, Umpiring and Scoring, while the Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, will provide two National Sports Commission (NSC) Coaches, in addition to those who conduct sessions at the Academy.National Youth Coach Orin Bailey is full time coach, while sessions will be conducted by National Head Coach Esuan Crandon. Fast bowling sessions will be conducted by former Malteenoes and West Indies Test pacer, Colin Stuart. Spin bowling sessions will be done by former Test off-spinner Clyde Butts, while several other coaches would also be involved.Registration fee is $3,000, and forms can be uplifted at the Club. The deadline for registration is July 20.last_img read more

EPL splashes cash as Arsenal sign Aubameyang, Giroud joins Chelsea

first_img0Shares0000Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a long-term contract with Arsenal © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 31 – England’s Premier League clubs have spent more money than ever in a January transfer window, with initial estimates suggesting they had reached the Sh65 billion (£450 million) mark come deadline day.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday’s concluding day of business, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw. The previous EPL record for a January window was £225 million in 2011.Prior to Wednesday’s 2300 GMT deadline in England, Tottenham Hotspur announced the signing of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain but Manchester City pulled out of signing Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.Top Premier League clubs have splashed the cash in the January transfer window, desperate to qualify for the top four, which guarantees entry into the lucrative Champions League.Aubameyang, 28, signed a contract with the Gunners until 2021, becoming Arsenal’s second big-name signing of the January transfer window after Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined from Manchester United.His arrival will boost Arsene Wenger’s forward options after the departure of Alexis Sanchez to United in a swap deal with Mkhitaryan but raises questions about Alexandre Lacazette’s future with the Gunners.The prolific Aubameyang compared himself to club legend Thierry Henry, telling Arsenal Player he was attracted by the “big history” of the club, who lost ground in the Premier League with a 3-1 defeat by Swansea on Tuesday.– ‘Crazy’ –The Gabon international will be reunited at the Emirates Stadium with former Dortmund teammate Mkhitaryan — a tweet on Arsenal’s Twitter account pictured the two players together with the message “Friends reunited”.Aubameyang posted a message on Instagram apologising for the circumstances surrounding his departure from Germany but describing himself as “crazy”.“Perhaps it was not the best way for me to have decided, but everyone knows that Auba is crazy,” Aubameyang said.“I never had any bad intentions. I will never forget these four-and-a-half years at Borussia Dortmund.”Chelsea later announced the arrival of Arsenal striker Giroud on an 18-month contract for around £18 million and Michy Batshuayi’s departure for Borussia Dortmund in a loan deal until the end of the season.Frenchman Giroud, 31, who has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot since joining Arsenal in 2012, said he was delighted to be joining their London rivals.Belgian forward Batshuayi, 24, arrives in Dortmund as a direct replacement for Aubameyang, to complete the three-way puzzle.Brazil winger Lucas challenged his new Spurs team-mates to win the Champions League after arriving from PSG for a reported £25 million.Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez is the subject of a surprise transfer deadline bid by Premier League leaders Manchester City © AFP / Roland HARRISONManchester City may have got nowhere with their interest in Mahrez, but the Premier League leaders paid a club-record fee of £57 million for young French centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao, in a deal confirmed on Tuesday.– Strugglers seek loan boost –Swansea, battling for Premier League survival, brought Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew back to Wales from West Ham late Wednesday — 18 months after he joined the Hammers for £20.5 million.The Swans said they had re-signed the 28-year-old for a club record but undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half year contract that will reunite Ayew with brother Jordan at the Liberty Stadium.Newcastle, just a point above the bottom three, sealed a similar season-long loan move for Islam Slimani, the Leicester striker.Slimani has struggled to live up to his £30 million price tag as Leicester’s most expensive signing, with 13 goals in 46 appearance since his arrival in 2016.But Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Burnley on Wednesday, said: “He is a player who can fight with defenders, challenge and score goals.”Everton, who saw Theo Walcott, a £20 million window signing from Arsenal, score twice in a 2-1 win over Leicester on Wednesday, also made a loan signing Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, now surplus to requirements at the Etihad after Laporte’s arrival, subject to Premier League clearance.Earlier in the window, Everton’s local rivals Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million — a world record for a defender.German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a big boost by finally agreeing a new contract that will see him become the highest paid player in the club’s history, according to the BBC, which said he would earn around £350,000 a week.There was no official confirmation from Arsenal but Ozil posted a tweet with a picture of him signing photos with the message: “Had a busy day signing things.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Uptown Cafe requires chef and part-time deli staff

first_imgThe popular Uptown Cafe in Letterkenny requires a number of staff.The restaurant, based at Scally Place, requires both a full-time chef and also part-time deli staff.The chef’s position will have daytime working hours between Monday and Friday and at least five years experience is required. The part-time deli-staff should have a minimum experience of two years.All CVs and applications should be emailed to accounts@tfsireland.ieThe closing date for applications is Friday, January 12th.Job Vacancies: Uptown Cafe requires chef and part-time deli staff was last modified: January 4th, 2018 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:chefDeli StaffUptown CafeVacancieslast_img read more


first_imgA group of Donegal students are in line to win the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year after making sweets from seaweed!Can you really turn seaweed into sweets?The students, whose company is called Milseog Na Mara, are Mary Kate Carr (15), Aimée Byrne (16), Rebecca McShane (16) and Ronan O’Hare (15).The group are transition year students at Colaiste na Carraige in Carrick and hail from Glencolmcille, Kilcar and Teelin. Their business “Milseog na Mara” offers healthy and tasty alternatives to jellies, cold remedies and chocolate mousee using carrageen moss as the main ingredient.They got their inspiration for these products when Mary Kate fell ill and was given a cold remedy using carrageen moss.Through market research, the students found that there was a huge gap in the market for a product like this which afforadable at €3 per jar. “Milseog na Mara” currently trades at local country markets.The finals of the awards take place at a lavish ceremony in the Mansion House in Dublin on Monday next, at which the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 will be announced. This competition is being run by the Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).Six finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges from some of Ireland’s leading companies as they battle it out to be crowned Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.The finalists will be on site at the Mansion House with their products.The overall winner will be announced live on stage in the Oak Room at the Mansion House at 6pm.Approximately 1,000 teenage participants in Ireland have generated €250k turnover as part of the Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Programme in the past year. DONEGAL STUDENTS PLAN TO TURN SEAWEED INTO SWEET SUCCESS was last modified: May 8th, 2015 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:donegalkilcarseaweedstudentslast_img read more

Softball to Play Missouri State in Opening Round of MVC Tournament

first_imgSaturday, May 13Game 7 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6, 1 p.m.Print Friendly Version NORMAL, Ill. – The Drake University softball team is the No. 6 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament hosted by Illinois State and starts tournament play Thursday. Drake will play No. 7 seed Missouri State at 1:30 p.m. and the winner will advance to Friday’s quarterfinal game against No. 3 Southern Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Drake took two games over Missouri State in a weather-shortened series on April 28. The Bulldogs rallied for a 3-1 win in the first game and then edged the Bears, 1-0, in the next game. SIU swept Drake in a three-game series in Carbondale, Ill., March 25-26 by scores of 1-0, 6-2, 6-1. If the Bulldogs are able to win their first two games in Normal, they will play host and No. 2 seed, Illinois State, Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Redbirds swept the Bulldogs in Des Moines, April 14-15. Drake (28-26, 11-15 MVC) rebounded from a 3-14 start to league play with victories in eight of its final nine games to clinch a spot in the tournament. The top eight teams in the final regular season standings qualify for the MVC Tournament. Drake has made the MVC Tournament in 13 seasons out of the 15 that head coach Rich Calvert has guided the program. The Bulldogs are vying for their fourth MVC Tournament crown in program history (1993, 1994, 2008). The winner of the three day, single elimination tournament earns the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, where Drake has been to twice in 1994 and 2008. The 2016 team finished runner up to Wichita State at the MVC Championship. Friday, May 12Game 3 – Winner of Game 1 vs. No. 4 Wichita State, 11 a.m.Game 4 – Winner of Game 2 vs. No. 3 Southern Illinois, 1:30 p.m.Game 5 – Winner of Game 3 vs. No. 1 Northern Iowa, 4 p.m.Game 6 – Winner of Game 4 vs. No. 2 Illinois State, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11Game 1 – No. 5 Evansville vs. No. 8 Loyola, 11 a.m.Game 2 – No. 6 Drake vs. No. 7 Missouri State, 1:30 p.m.center_img Junior pitcher Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) helped spark the strong finish to the regular season. In the final 10 games, including nine MVC contests, she went 7-1, including tossing the program’s first perfect since 2005 in the final game of the year, an 8-0 win over Loyola in five innings. In nine appearances, Smith allowed just seven earned runs with 23 strikeouts and eight walks. On the season, she is 18-16 overall with a 3.31 earned run average and 91 strikeouts. At the plate, Drake is led by a pair of freshman in Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa). Maddox, who has started all 54 games this season at first base, is hitting .302 and has smashed a team-high nine home runs and driven in a team-best 34 runs. Roemmich has played in 48 games, including starting the final 37 games of the regular season at shortstop. The local product from West Des Moines Valley set the table for Drake’s offense in the leadoff spot with a team-leading .388 batting average. Roemmich raised her play in MVC action with a .432 batting average, which ranks second in the league. She has a team-leading 11 doubles, 52 hits and a .481 on-base percentage and is tied for the team lead in runs scored with 26. The entire 2017 MVC Tournament schedule follows. Every game of the MVC Tournament will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. Two older Bulldogs have also hit the ball well during the team’s turnaround. Junior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa), who missed two weeks with a broken nose suffered in the Indiana State series, returned April 15 against Illinois State and is batting .296 and is on a five-game hitting streak. Senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) is also hitting .296 and has recorded at least one hit in 10 of the past 12 games. Sowa has four home runs, nine doubles, 23 runs batted in and has drawn a team-leading 27 walks.last_img read more


first_imgWood Magic, the yacht at the centre of the mystery moored at Sheephaven Bay, Ard on Sunday. Photo by Moses Alcorn.Mystery still surrounds the discovery of an empty yacht found anchored just 100 yards off the coastline at Ards for the past ten days.The discovery of the yacht, named Wood Magic, has sparked a series of sea and shore searches on both Saturday and yesterday.There has been no trace of the skipper of the vessel who is believed to be from Inishowen. The scene at Ards, Sheephaven Bay, Donegal where the search has been launched for a missing skipper on Sunday. Photo by Moses Alcorn.Gardai joined the Mulroy Coastguard along with the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo as searches continued yesterday.Gardai were alerted to the situation by the man’s family on Saturday.It is now believed they are treating it as missing persons investigation.A dingy was found attached to the yacht by a rope raising suspicions that the man could not have made it to shore unless he swam. It is believed that further searches will take place today.But so far there has been no sign of the skipper of the yacht. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING SKIPPER AS YACHT MYSTERY DEEPENS was last modified: June 30th, 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:Ardsdonegalmissingsheephaven bayskipperWood MagicYachtlast_img read more


first_imgMany have been pulled from rubble in Nepal but more than 2,000 have been killed following the massive earthquake.A 54 year old Donegal woman is among 14 Irish citizens who have been listed as missing after the massive earthquake in Nepal.Jacqueline Bushe is believed to be a teacher who is originally from Co Donegal who was teaching in the area.She is among a list of Irish people listed as missing by the Red Cross with more than 2,000 people feared dead. It is not known yet where exactly in the county Ms Bushe is from.Some 100 Irish citizens are now known to be in the area and the Department of Foreign Affairs said contact had been made with many of them.A spokeswoman said communications lines had been affected so the process of contacting citizens would take some time.“The consular response team in Dublin is liaising closely with the team at the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi which is accredited to Nepal.Embassy officials are continuing to work actively with EU and other international partners in the region, with a view to providing practical assistance for Irish citizens,” she said. Irish aid workers, trekkers and climbers were among those badly affected by the earthquake which has claimed more than 2,500 lives in Nepal.Those concerned about Irish family or friends can contact the Department before 9am on 01 478 0822, or on 01 418 0200 after 9am.  DONEGAL WOMAN AMONG 14 IRISH PEOPLE MISSING AFTER EARTHQUAKE was last modified: April 27th, 2015 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:donegalearthquakeJacqueline BushemissingNepallast_img read more

Latest: Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 – Sidwell blasts Whites in front

first_imgSteve Sidwell gave Fulham a deserved lead on 21 minutes.Rene Meulensteen’s side have been zipping the ball about attractively and got the reward their play deserved when the midfielder tucked away after a fine move.Earlier, Fulham fans wanted a penalty when Dimitar Berbatov appeared to be pushed as he tried to meet an Alex Kacaniklic cross.From the resultant corner, the Bulgarian did get a header away, only for Villa keeper Brad Guzan to tip it on to the woodwork.Kacaniklic also saw a curling effort cleared off the line by Nathan Baker, as a scrambling Villa defence failed to cope with Fulham’s movement in the box.The visitors’ only chances of note has come following swift counter-attack, with Gabriel Agbonlahor crossing for Christian Benteke, whose glancing header flashed wide across goal.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Dejagah, Parker, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kačaniklić; Berbatov.Subs: Stockdale, Zverotic, Richardson, Kasami, Duff, Ruiz, Christensen. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Downtown Design

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Living in the city doesn’t have to require a compromise in the quality of living, as some rural and suburban dwellers assume. You don’t have to forfeit a sense of privacy, give up a love of nature, or be forced to drive far outside city limits to find true refuge. When designed well, a home in a dense city neighborhood can provide quiet and personal space while keeping its owners thoroughly connected to the pulse of the urban landscape.When my Vancouver, B.C., clients, a couple of empty-nesters who faced the possibility of boomerang kids, approached me for help in designing a new home, I saw an opportunity to utilize my backgrounds in urban planning and residential architecture. I wanted to design a modern home that would make use of the most-progressive zoning laws, passive-design strategies, and high-performance construction techniques in order to deliver my clients the home they’d always dreamed of. But I also recognized this as an opportunity to design a home that would challenge some of the notions about who lives in the city and how they live. One lot, two homes My clients’ vision for their new home was pretty simple: Create a modern, efficient home within 1600 sq. ft. They were also interested in building a laneway home, what some people refer to as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or a backyard cottage (see “Building out back,” below).Their property occupies a small corner lot in the hip Kitsilano neighborhood—the Haight-Ashbury of 1960s Vancouver. I often look at a corner lot as a gift, since it allows me to design a building that is much more than just a facade facing a street. making this site even more special are the trees that line the intersecting… last_img read more