Seales looking forward to learning from Veterans

first_imgCMC – WEST Indies emerging player Jayden Seales is looking forward to learning from cricket veterans and fellow Trinidadians in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL), once the COVID-19 pandemic does not prevent his debut in the franchise tournament.Seales was Tuesday named by Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) as one of 10 Caribbean players selected for the 2020 season. He was the only new regional signee but another emerging player, Amir Jangoo who joined the squad last year, was among the nine retained.Back in March, the budding star made the list of West Indies Emerging Players drafted into this year’s CPL which is scheduled to take place August 19 – September 26 unless the global pandemic forces a postponement or cancellation.Like other regional cricketers, Seales is currently off the field and staying safe at home here, following established protocols in the fight against COVID-19.“I wasn’t expecting a CPL selection this early, but I am very pleased. I’m currently training at home; doing as much fitness and strength work as I can. I am looking forward to the CPL, to get back to proper training and playing, with the main aim being to break into the Trinidad [and Tobago] senior team in the near future,” he said in a recent interview on Windies Cricket Instagram Live.A stellar performance at the Under-19 World Cup held in South Africa earlier this year earned Seales the ICC’s nod for Team of the Tournament, although the West Indies squad missed out on the chance to compete in the World Cup final.The 18-year-old thrilled fans around the world as he attained speeds of over 90 mph on numerous occasions throughout the competition. He went on to amass a total of 10 wickets at an average of 18.3 in the six matches West Indies played.He has joined Jangoo, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tion Webster and Akeal Hosein in the TKR squad.Wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin has not been retained.TKR said in its statement Tuesday that international retentions and signings will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

Uganda beats Scotland, to face South Africa in 5th place play-off

first_img2 Jamaica4400300149+1518 5 Scotland5104195289−942 5 Barbados5104185333−1482 PosPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification 1 Australia (H)4400341111+2308Semi-finals Embed from Getty ImagesResults??Uganda 57-37 Scotland??????? | ??New Zealand 45-54 England??????? |  ??SA 85-25 Barbados?? | ??N. Ireland 73-46 Fiji?? | ??Malawi 68-53 Wales???????  |??Australia 72-51 Jamaica??Classification matches5/6 ??South Africa vs. Uganda??7/8 ??Malawi vs. Northern Ireland??9/10 ??Barbados vs. Scotland???????11/12 ??Fiji vs. Wales??????? 4 Malawi4202209231−224 1 England5500342202+14010Semi-finals 6 Wales4004162282−1200 3 Uganda5302287248+396Classification matchescenter_img 4 Northern Ireland5203224307−834 Uganda finishes 3rd in their groupGold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Peace Proscovia (32)  and Rachael Nanyonga (25) again spurred Uganda with 57 goals as the She Cranes overpowered Scotland to finish third in Group 3 at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.Uganda, needing to beat Scotland by a 39-goal margin to grab what would have been a historic semifinal place, managed a 57-37 (20-goal margin) win to go level with New Zealand at six points, but out of the running for a medal, on goal difference. They will take on South Africa in the play-off for 5th place on Thursday.Pool B PosPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification 3 South Africa5302310205+1056Classification matches 6 Fiji5005171426−2550 Pool A The teams ranked third to sixth in each pool at the completion of the preliminary rounds will compete in the classification rounds as follows:3rd Pool A v 3rd Pool B4th Pool A v 4th Pool B5th Pool A v 5th Pool B6th Pool A v 6th Pool BThe classification rounds will determineplacings 5 –12 in the competition.Share on: WhatsApp 2 New Zealand5302292235+576last_img read more

Zimbabwe great Grant Flower claims he was fed up with lack of freedom and…

first_imgAdvertisement r7weNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsmp7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8r0tdsr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wucdoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6tq6cyCan your students do this? 🌚1xqrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former batting coach of the Pakistani cricket team and Zimbabwe legend Grant Flower has stated in an interview that the “lack of freedom and security aspect” is the most frustrating thing he faced during his tenure in Pakistan. The former opener was selected as the batting coach in 2014, but last week the country’s cricket board (PCB) decided not to renew his contract.Advertisement In an interview with ESPNCricinfo he was asked, what was the most frustrating thing about living in Pakistan to which Flower replied: “The security aspect and the lack of freedom.” Then he answered to what he won’t miss about working in Pakistan, saying: “Some of the backstabbing by ex-players. And a lot of the politics that happens within the TV channels, the journalists and some of the politics in the PCB itself. I won’t miss those, certainly.”Advertisement However, Flower declared that the Champions Trophy triumph in 2017, when Pakistan defeated India in the final, was his proudest personal achievement. He also claimed that opening batsman Babar Azam is the best player that he has ever coached and also singled out Haris Sohail as an “underachiever”. In the end of the interview the younger Flower advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to get a “stronger domestic structure in place” to maximize the potential of the players.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

CELEBRATE EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT AT GARTAN OUTDOOR CENTRE

first_imgEuropean Week of Sport activity for families and individuals, young and not so young, beginners and experts are taking place this weekThe European Week of Sport, 7th – 13th September, is being coordinated in Ireland by the Irish Sports Council. Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre has partnered with the Sports Council and Donegal Sports Partnership to provide events in Donegal.The initiative aims to promote participation in sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to participate on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more. Gartan OETC has been working with the Irish Sports Council and Donegal Sports Partnership, together coordinating a programme of ‘Outdoor Adventures’ events on a nationwide basis. Throughout the country, events are being provided by Outdoor Education Ireland, the national network of public Outdoor Education and Training Centres.The programme at Gartan, being provided Friday night 11th September and all day Saturday 12th September, is packed with activity and gives plenty of scope for variety. Full details are on the Gartan website www.gartan.com, and facebook page.Hourly taster sessions of kayaking, mountain biking skills, rockclimbing and bouldering movement skills, team tasks are for everyone. Families with young children will particularly enjoy the fun of Tracking the Trolls through Gartan Estate woodland!On Friday night activities, including a night swim, will be followed by a barbeque. While there is a cost of €15 for Friday evening, including the barbeque, Saturday events are free of charge. Booking is essential, and a small booking deposit, fully refundable, secures your place. However, be warned – there will be no refund for those who don’t turn up. Non refunded deposits will be put to good use though, and will be donated to the Irish Nepalese Education Trust (INET) Earthquake Appeal, a cause close to our outdoor hearts.Details of all events nationwide can be found at www.irishsportscouncil.ie or at the European Week of Sport site ec.europa.eu/sport/weekTake this opportunity to get out, and get active, with Gartan! CELEBRATE EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT AT GARTAN OUTDOOR CENTRE was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by John2Share 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:gartanweek of sportlast_img read more

Army denies plan to storm sect’s building

first_imgThe Army deployed 24 columns across Haryana and Punjab by Saturday, even as it denied any immediate plan to enter the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa. About a lakh devotees of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, head of the sect and rape convict, are holed up on the premises.A senior Army officer said 24 columns had been deployed in the two States.But the Army’s sizeable deployment is in Panchkula, where 12 columns are at the ready. Panchkula, where the trial court is located, witnessed massive violence, resulting in death of at least 28 people in the township.Eight columns in SirsaEight Army columns are deployed in Sirsa, while two each are in Mansa and Muktsar. Each Army column has a minimum of 80 troops.The Army officially clarified that it had no immediate plan to enter the Dera Sacha Sauda’s headquarters, a sprawling compound where tens of thousands of followers of the controversial guru are holed up. The devotees, among them a large number of women and children, have refused to disperse despite repeated appeals by the authorities.The Army, the police and paramilitary forces have set up barricades at entry points of the sect headquarters.Major-General Rajpal Punia, General Officer Commanding, Hisar- based 33 Division, told presspersons, “There is some confusion that the Army is going inside the Dera campus. At the moment, there is no such plan.” The clarifications came after some media reports about Army entering the premises, which further precipitated tension the region.The senior officer said he would be going to the sect headquarters to ask the Dera management to vacate the premises. Asked if the sect followers will be evacuated from the headquarters, he said, “We will come back to you.”last_img read more

Olympic medalist Michael Phelps challenges Conor McGregor to swimming race

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rolex and the Championships, Wimbledon – partners in innovation UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor’s crossover from mixed martial arts to boxing has certainly caught a lot of attention—including that of the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps.The legendary swimmer recently took to Twitter and asked his 2.2 million followers if he should invite the Irish superstar to meet him at his domain.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’ PLAY LIST 02:28Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’01:12MMDA assures public: No escorts for Panelo’s commute challenge01:16Go goads Robredo to take ICAD post: ‘Tignan natin kung makakatulog ka pa’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “All of this talk… Should we race as well??” Phelps wrote perhaps in jest, after he tagged McGregor’s Twitter account and shared an edited photo of the brash fighter wearing a swimming cap.All of this talk… Should we race as well?? @TheNotoriousMMA pic.twitter.com/l3JoMgb1qTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) August 29, 2017center_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The 23-time gold medalist, of course, is no stranger to novelty sporting events, having recently participated in Discovery’s Shark Week special, where he lost to a Great White Shark.Phelps’ challenge would most likely not materialize, but it did get some netizens buzzing, as his post has been retweeted over 48,000 times as of this writing.Phelps retired from professional competition for the second and, perhaps, the last time in 2016, while McGregor is expected to return to the UFC in the coming months.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READlast_img read more

9 months ago​Chelsea boost as AC Milan target Higuain replacement

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea boost as AC Milan target Higuain replacementby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are boosted by news that AC Milan are already looking for a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain.Milan feel that Juventus want to cash in on Higuain, which has led them to pursue Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa.For now, Higuain is on loan at Milan till the end of the season.Any Chelsea deal would only be possible if Milan agreed to terminate his loan, which would allow Juventus to sell him.And former Italy star Antonio Cassano does not believe that letting Higuain leave is the right move.Cassano is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: “For me it’d be madness to sell Higuain. He’s their only decent player, their only champion, and one of the best strikers in the world. I would never get rid of him.” last_img read more

ESPN “Accidentally” Fired NFL Reporter Adam Schefter Friday

first_imgAdam Schefter on the phone.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Sports Writer Adam Schefter attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, who is constantly glued to his cell phone(s), is one of the hardest working people in all of sports, so it’d be one heck of a surprise if the Worldwide Leader decided to terminate him out of the blue. But Friday morning, for whatever reason, ESPN deactivated both his cell phone and his laptop computer, as if he’d been let go by the company. It was eventually reported as “accidental” by a company spokesman.Sources: Someone at ESPN “accidentally” placed @AdamSchefter on the terminated list. Devices have been deactivated. Looking for suspects— Seth Markman (@tunasweasel) August 21, 2015Schefter joked on Twitter that it was actually the second time it’s happened to him.Been through this before. Not any easier to take 2nd time around. Do want to thank all the great people at ESPN. https://t.co/vI4j6mDObm— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2015IT just told me HR confirmed to them that I have not been fired (whew). Now they need to figure out how to re-activate my Iphones and laptop— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2015The question, obviously, is whether someone did this as a joke intentionally or if it was just a mistake. If it was the former, perhaps someone will be getting fired by ESPN today.last_img read more

Northern Dynasty to file for key permit for its controversial Pebble Project

first_imgVANCOUVER – Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. is starting the federal and state permitting process for its controversial Pebble Project in Alaska.The company says it has finalized documentation and will file Friday for a US Clean Water Act 404 permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Northern Dynasty (TSX:NDM) reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year that saw the federal agency clear the way for Pebble to apply for the permit.The company has struggled to advance the project in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska, home to a major salmon fishery that environmentalists and Indigenous people have fought to protect.It unveiled plans for what it says will be a smaller, safer project earlier this year in hopes of moving it forward.Earlier this week, First Quantum Minerals Ltd. signed a deal for an option to acquire a 50 per cent stake in the Pebble copper-and-gold mine project.First Quantum (TSX:FM) has agreed to pay a total of US$150 million in four equal payments over four years for the option to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Pebble for an additional US$1.35 billion.last_img read more

New Yorker cartoonists book pokes fun at cityrural divide

first_imgMONTPELIER, Vt. — Longtime New Yorker magazine cartoonist and Vermont resident Edward Koren has released a new book of cartoons spanning about 40 years that poke fun at country and city dwellers and the interactions between the two.“Koren: In the Wild” (Button Street Press) feature his humanoid and hairy creatures in what the 82-year-old Koren says is “a mash of interactions and small pieces of theatre.”Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a friend of Koren’s, notes in the beginning of the book that his cartoons “beautifully capture the duality of rural and urban life.”Koren, of Brookfield, served as Vermont’s cartoonist laureate for three years. He has had more than 1,100 cartoons published in the New Yorker since the 1960s.Lisa Rathke, The Associated Presslast_img read more