DUBAI, UAE (CMC): All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has his eyes fixed on being a match-winner for West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week, and believes his skill set could be valuable in the team’s success. The 27-year-old has emerged as a strong attacking lower-order batsman and tidy seamer, and proved a revelation on the recent Test tour of Australia with a couple of half-centuries. Brathwaite said while his batting was currently ahead of his bowling, he was working hard to produce in both areas, to earn West Indies positive results in the March 8 to April 3 ICC event in India. “In T20, fortunately, I have the option of both [batting and bowling], but some days you go well with the ball … and some days it’s not so good with the ball, but then you have a chance to make up with the bat, so being an all-rounder is a plus,” Brathwaite said yesterday. “I’m striking the ball really nicely at the moment. My batting is probably just ahead of my bowling for the time being but hopefully, at least for one or two games in the World Cup, both of them come together nicely to win a game for West Indies.” TEST DEBUT On Test debut last December in Melbourne, Brathwaite struck an impressive 59 in the second Test batting at number eight, and then followed up with a whirlwind 69 off 66 balls in the final Test at Sydney. On the tour of Sri Lanka last October, the right-hander blasted 113 off 58 balls against the Sri Lanka President’s XI in a 50-over game. Brathwaite, a late call-up to the Windies T20 World Cup squad because of injury to Kieron Pollard, said he always backed his ability regardless of the result. “I’m pretty confident in my skills. I know once I go out there and execute the plans that I’ve set for myself and the targets that I’ve set, I’ll be successful,” he pointed out. While Brathwaite’s batting has been coming along well, he also remains a threat with the ball and picked up three wickets in the second unofficial warm-up T20 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah last Monday. He said one of his aims on the current tour was to lift his bowling. “I’m trying a few things in the nets. I’m trying to bowl a bit quicker. It’s been working thus far and long may it continue,” he explained. “The situation of the [Zimbabwe] game was more suited to my style of bowling – more containment rather than attacking – and I was just fortunate and lucky to get the three wickets which I was happy about.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – An Earth Fair on Sunday at Valencia’s Paseo Club will raise money for a local nonprofit group created to benefit kids battling cancer. The carnival-type event will bring people together for a day of fun, food, music and games to benefit Mac’s Project, a group created by Chuck and Teri Maier of Valencia. Mac’s Project is named after the Maiers’ middle daughter, Mackenzie, who battled cancer from October2004 to January2006 and is now cancer-free. The name is an acronym for Make Another Child Smile. Its twofold goal is to raise money for families with children battling cancer while encouraging people to recycle. “When Mackenzie was getting treatment, we met so many families that needed financial support and were trying to work and be with their child during treatment,” said Teri Maier. “Chuck and I realized how fortunate we were and wanted to do something to help families in need.” Many local schools and businesses have been provided with Mac’s Project recycling bins, the proceeds of which raise money for cancer-stricken families while keeping the planet healthy through recycling. Sunday’s event will also recognize youths who recycle for Mac’s Project through their schools. There are seven schools in Santa Clarita that participate in the program. Lee Cadena will begin playing music at 11a.m. Sunday to get the crowd started. Other musical guests include Santa Clarita’s own Todd Johnson Trio featuring Kristin Korb, performing at 1p.m., and Taylor Made, performing from 2to 4p.m. The Earth Fair is sponsored by SCV Home Sweet Home, Santa Clarita School of the Performing Arts and the Paseo Club. The Paseo Club is at 27654 Dickason Drive. For information, visit www.macsproject.com.
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0Shares0000Infantino said that a majority of countries support expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams © AFP / KARIM JAAFARDOHA, Qatar, Dec 13 – A “majority” of football federations support increasing the number of teams playing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in Doha on Thursday.Speaking at a press conference after a three-day FIFA summit in the Qatari capital, Infantino said the idea had widespread backing from associations across the globe. “We will see,” he said. “So far, of course the majority is in favour because 16 more teams to participate, not only means 16 more countries with World Cup fever but also 50 or 60 more countries being able to dream.“Is it feasible or not, that’s the question?”FIFA has said it will make its final decision in March, at its next council meeting, after the completion of a feasibility study.It has backed a 48-team tournament to become the norm from 2026, when the World Cup will take place in the USA, Mexico and Canada.And he said that Qatar would consider the idea of a 48-team World Cup in four years’ time.“There is an openness on the part of Qatar and that is something that I really appreciate,” said Infantino.About any final decision, he added: “Of course, the first partner with whom we are speaking about is the Qataris, the Qatar federation, the Qatari authorities.”Any decision to extend the tournament would be faced by logistical and political problems.The 2022 World Cup, the first in the Middle East, will take place over 28 days not the usual 32, as in Russia earlier this year.Infantino confirmed that changing the number of days is not a possibility in Qatar, so one option would be to host tournament games across the region.But that is complicated by Qatar being at the centre of the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in years.Since June 2017, it has been politically and economically isolated by neighbouring former allies, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.They accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and being too close to Iran.Doha denies the charges and says its rivals are seeking regime change in Qatar.“Is it feasible to have a few games in neighbouring countries, well maybe this an option,” he added.“Of course, I am not that naive, not to know, not to read the news about what is going on.“But we are in football, we are not in politics.”Asked if he had held specific conversations with Qatari organisers or political leaders about holding some games in Saudi Arabia, Infantino said: “We discuss about everything but we didn’t decide on anything concrete yet.”More than 70 federations took part in the summit, said Infantino.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
McCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitors of The Mall, Ramelton and High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal are currently seeking to recruit a full-time General Practice Solicitor to join their team. McCloughan Gunn & Co. is a general practice firm offering a large range of services including litigation, conveyancing, commercial, employment law, family law, wills and probate.The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in general practice and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. If you are interested in being considered for this position please submit your c.v. and cover letter to the H.R. Manager, The Mall, Ramelton, Co. Donegal or by email to firstname.lastname@example.orgJob Vacancy: General Practice Solicitor sought by McCloughan Gunn & Co. was last modified: February 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:General Practice SolicitorHigh RoadjobsRamelton
Tags: Betway Powercity oilersFUBA NBL 2018JKL DolphinsKCCA LeopardsKIU TitansUCU Lady Canons KIU Titans lost last year’s final 4-0 to City Oilers (file photo)FUBA National Basketball League-Play off (Semis)MTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 14-09-2018-KIU Titans vs. City Oilers @9:00 pm-BetWay Power vs. JKL Dolphins @7:30 pm-UCU Lady Canons vs. KCCA Leopards @5:30 pmLUGOGO – The FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) playoffs continue on Friday with three games.Unlike the usual two games per Friday, BetWay Power against JKL Dolphins which was called off on Wednesday night, will also be played on the same day.The game was called off after power went off inside the first quarter and as the rules suggest, it will be re-played from the start.The biggest fixture on the night pits last years’ finalists-KIU Titans and City Oiler.Titans lost to last season’s finals 4-0 to Oilers early this year and the Kansanga based side will be looking to make amends against a side that has dominated the game for half a decade.“I would rather focus on KIU and how we play which is what we do every day at practice, said KIU’s head coach Brian Wathum ahead of the game.“We just have to stay ready for every game as they come.The battle between the two best set offense playing teams in the league will be inside out. In Chris Omanye, KIU Titans has a guard who can finish at the basket and pull up for a three while Jimmy Enabu does the same for Oilers, probably even better.Sudi Ulanga and Denis Balungu are the key shooters for KIU and could have a few looks from distance. Ben Komakech and Tony Drileba offer the same for City Oilers.However, the key player for KIU Titans could be Michael Bwanga who has been arguably the best guard in the league this season. His control of the ball and direction of traffic has been unmatched.Oilers front court of James Okello, Landry Ndikumana and Stephen Omony will give Ethienne Kazungu, Joseph Chuma and Sam Agutu a lot to ponder about on the defensive end.Kazungu did not show up during last season’s finals and Wathum will expected his forward to offer more against Landry Ndikumana and James Okello.The contribution of the bench for both sides could also go a long in deciding how the series fare.In the other game, UCU Lady Canons will take on KCCA Leopards in a heavyweight clash.Both sides will go into the game full of confidence having won one and lost the other of their two regular season meetings.UCU defeated KCCA 69-62 in the first game back in May but then went on to lose the reverse fixture 55-66 to the same side.Both swept past their quarter finals’ opponents, with UCU defeating KIU Rangers while KCCA overcame Angles.Comments
We are only 2 weeks away from the beginning of the school year and you might be wondering what you and your family are going to get up to this year or where you might go for fun activities and keeping active.Sarah-Marie McDevitt from Pinehill Studios at Mountain Top Letterkenny would like to invite new and returning students to our ANNUAL Registration Day on Saturday 2nd September 2017 12-2pm:“We at Pinehill Studios are so excited about the coming 2017/18 school year. All our children and teen classes run along with the traditional school year, so as instructors we get just as excited about back to school as our students. “This year we have both new and our favourite well established programs returning and we are delighted with the well-rounded and expansive classes that are offered at Pinehill Studios,” Sarah-Marie says.There is a HUGE variety of activities to choose from; including artistic activities such as musical theatre and arts and crafts, many styles of dance – including ballet, contemporary, disco freestyle, hiphop & irish dancing.CLASSES INCLUDE:FacilitatorClassesPinehill StudiosHip Hop, Bounce, Piloxing, Adult Hip HopOn Cue Cultural & performing ArtsMusical TheatreDance with me BabyParent & Toddler classesHayden School of Irish DanceIrish Dancing Michaela Allen School of DanceDisco FreestyleKatriona McNamee School of DanceBallet & ContemporaryArt FarmCreative Learning, Arts & CraftsHealing Flow YogaYogaVictoria Massey Pilates & YogaPilatesScoil Rince Tir ChonaillAdult Irish DancingWhile each of our internal schools/facilitators and Instructors are holding their registration day at Pinehill Studios independently; we welcome anyone who might be interested to come and chat to us and we’d be happy to give you more information, show you around our facility and meet the instructors – who knows you might even find a class to take that you never would have thought to inquire about, so come meet us all from 12-2pm on the 2nd of September at Pinehill Studios Our Award Winning studio is located at the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny and has great facilities, friendly instructors and professional management. The instructors are all experts and fully qualified as well as being professionals in their relevant fields.Now that you know the children are going to be having a fabulous time… what about some time for the adults? With as much variety for the adults you can choose from high energy fitness classes, such as Piloxing, Piloxing Knockout or revisit your childhood and come to an Adult Hip Hop or Irish Dancing class. If you’re interested in toning up and feeling calm and mindful join our Pilates or Yoga classes.If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to www.pinehillstudios.ie to see all the class timetables, and further contact details for all the instructors at the studio.Back to Routine? Not quite yet…Here is a guide from Pinehill Studios on 5 questions to ask when choosing an activity for your child and maybe even for yourself. 1.What are your goals with having your child go to an activity?What you want for your child will depend on his/her age and previous training, if any. This is a good time to ask your child what they’d like to get out of this. Try to take into account everyone’s dreams – dreams make everything happen! Is your child serious about being a great ballet dancer? Would they love to be a popstar? Do they love to compete? Or do they just like to play, sing, dance or be with their friends?And what about your goals for your child? Grace, fitness, involvement in a challenging activity, or just their special time?2. Aren’t all after school activities pretty much the same? What does it matter where I send my child? Physical activities deal with your child’s body during critical years of growth and development, artistic activities deal with their emotional development as well as social development. Poor training of physical activities can cause lasting physical damage, while with age appropriate training, your child can grow to be strong and graceful. A facilities emotional atmosphere can also affect your child’s self-esteem and happiness.We want to emphasize the importance on the right educational facility and make sure the parents receive above and beyond the value for their money.3. What services are available?What various kinds of lessons are available – is there a variety of activities, private classes, group classes, practice sessions, 6 week specialized courses, coaching lessons. Other services are provided — information on floors for physical activities, competitive activities, are there dressing rooms, specialized equipment, waiting area for parents. See how the answer to this question matches up with your reasons for going to the activity and the social aspects you are looking to fulfil in your life.4. What level of training/accomplishment have the owners and teachers attained?This is a critical question whether or not you would like to sing, act, play, move or dance. Ensure that the individuals who are teaching you or your child have qualifications.Ask for a history on the training of the instructors, ask about their own personal accomplishments. A key here is that the ability to TEACH another individual. Ask for some information on the method of teaching that is used in the studio.Ask for the child protection policy’s and make sure there is one in place, are the instructors all vetted, are they insured, do they hold a membership with a qualifying body. Do they have to participate in Continued Professional Development (CPD) in their relevant field? 5. What is the atmosphere/environment of the facility?Is the physical setting of the studio pleasing to you? Does it relax you, calm you and yet entice your feet to move?Sit back and enjoy the setting of the studio, look around at the surroundings and observe the “atmosphere” of the studio. Ensure you feel good when you’re there.Do the owners/teachers make you feel comfortable and welcome on a consistent basis? Are students treated equally — fairly? Is everyone, no matter what size, or shape, or age, or colour treated equally by all the management? Check it out — it matters in the long run.Another issue, do the owners encourage a good attitude towards all other studios? Do they support the community as a whole?The choice of any individual to attend other classes or participate in other functions should be met with a positive attitude and encouraged. The good news is that you will find the correct answers at Pinehill Studios at the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny.And if you can find any time left, you could even hold your child’s next birthday party at Pinehill Studios with a full size bouncy castle and catering options. If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to www.pinehillstudios.ie to see all the class timetables, and further contact details for all the instructors at the studio.Don’t forget to visit the annual registration day on September 2nd from 12-2pm at at Mountain Top Letterkenny.Back to routine soon! Pinehill Studios to host Registration Day for exciting new year was last modified: August 15th, 2017 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:childrenClassesDANCEfitnessPinehill Studios
CINCINNATI — Jimmy Garoppolo threw three touchdown passes for the first time as a 49er, and his 297 passing yards were part of a 572-yard offensive onslaught in a 41-17 rout Sunday of the Cincinnati Bengals.Here is a play-by-play analysis of Garoppolo’s stat line:FIRST QUARTERFirst series (touchdown) Third-and-2, CIN 43-yard line: Garoppolo play-action fake to Matt Breida and completes a pass to Kyle Juszczyk in stride in the left flat for a 5-yard gain and first down. Stats: …
18 April 2013 South African Airways (SAA) and India’s Jet Airways have signed a code share agreement to allow connectivity to several business hubs in both countries, effective from Thursday. SA Airways is currently the only airline with non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Mumbai and under the agreement, SAA will code share on Jet Airways’ routes between Mumbai and Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram. Jet Airways will code share on SAA’s flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg, as well as Cape Town and Durban. “This partnership strengthens the historic commercial, political and cultural cooperation between South Africa and India,” acting commercial general manager, Manoj Papa, said in a statement on Tuesday. “In essence, the agreement further supports the objectives of the BRICS member states.” Research by the Tourism Department that visitors from India to South Africa increased 122% between 2005 and 2010, 29% between January and September 2011 and a further 18% between the same period in 2012. “Besides its global popularity as a tourist destination, South Africa – in its capacity as Africa’s largest economy – is also a strategic trade and investment destination,” said Jet Airways’ chief commercial officer, Sudheer Raghavan. “With the seamless connections offered between India and South Africa, we are confident that this mutually beneficial code share will prove extremely popular with both business and leisure travellers.” SAA customers on its Voyager loyalty programme will earn miles and tier status if they travel on Jet Airways unsing SAA-issued tickets, and Jet customers on the Privilege programme will also earn miles and tier status. “We have been witnessing a steady increase in the number of business and leisure travellers coming into South Africa,” Papa said. “Using Johannesburg as a convenient connection hub, a significant number of these travellers are also taking advantage of SAA’s vast route network of 26 destinations across Africa as well as access to over 1 300 airports in almost 200 countries through our Star Alliance membership.” SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio FFA Alumni is holding their Second Annual 30 Guns in May gun raffle. Last year’s raffle was a great success.As with last year’s raffle, only 1,000 tickets are available and each ticket is $20 donation. The 30 guns in the raffle have a retail value of nearly $12,000. We will use the evening “Pick 3” Ohio Lottery numbers to determine the daily winners. So, there is the possibility of winning more than one gun. The winners will be notified by phone and will receive by certified mail a Gander Mountain gift card for the value of the gun.The drawing starts on May 1 and goes through May 30. The daily winner is selected by the evening Ohio Lottery, Pick 3. The goal is to have all of the tickets sold and stubs turned in for the drawing by April 20. If interested in this raffle, please contact Ron Tilford (513-293-4180) or email@example.com.In addition, the Ohio FFA Alumni will host their first annual trap shoot at Cardinal Shooting Center on April 1, 2017. The Cardinal Shooting Center is located north of Columbus near Mt. Gilead. The event starts at 10:15 and will finish with lunch. The cost of the event is $100 per person and this includes, lunch, ammo and sporting clays. To register, please go to www.ohioffaalumni.org, click on the news tab, scroll down and click on the trap shoot tab. For more information please contact Jason Damron (740-815-5106) or Ron Tilford (513-293-4180).Sponsorships, donations, and proceeds from our fundraising events directly benefit Ohio FFA members. In 2016, the Ohio FFA Alumni provided eight Washington Leadership Scholarships, Lifetime Membership to the 2015-2016 State Officers in Ohio, sponsored the state Greenhand Quiz and provided support for other leadership activities.With the addition of the Trap Shoot for 2017, we are planning to provide funds for additional leadership activities such as FFA Camp.