Law hoping to shock strong England

first_img West Indies face the hosts in the opening Test at Edgbaston starting August 17 before travelling to Headingley for the second, beginning eight days later. The third Test is set for September 7 at historic Lord’s in London. The Windies have not won a Test in England in 17 years, losing 11 of their last 13 outings and drawing two. In two weeks, however, West Indies will clash with minnows Afghanistan in three Twenty20 Internationals and three one-dayers, and Law said while their opponents were not top tier, there would be no lackadaisical approach. “We’re not taking any teams lightly, doesn’t matter who they are. We’ve got to install that ruthless mindset that no matter who we come up against,” he emphasised. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Inspired by the progress he witnessed in the just-concluded series against Pakistan, West Indies head coach Stuart Law says the regional side will be targeting an upset when they face England in their next Test series this August. West Indies are ranked a lowly eighth, only behind minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, while England are fourth, but Law believes once his side can build on the positives from the recent series and use the preparation time before England wisely, they will be able to reap positive results. “We can continue to work hard. When we get to England, we’ve got a pretty extensive preparation period before the first Test,” the Australian said. “It’s not going to guarantee us victories, but it will certainly give us an idea of what we’re faced with. England are a wonderful team, but we’re going there not just to compete but we’re going there to hopefully upset them.” LOOKING TO WIN THREE TESTS “We’re out there to win and we’re out there to win well. Afghanistan, they are tough, they excel in this format, the T20s, but straight after that, we have three ODIs which are very important to us as well, and we’re looking for a good performance from our guys.” West Indies lost the recent three-Test series against Pakistan 2-1, when they went down by 101 runs on the final day of the decisive third Test at Windsor Park in Dominica last Sunday. However, Law pointed to plenty positives, with the bowling unit excelling on flat pitches and batsmen achieving milestones. And though debutants Shimron Hetmyer and Vishaul Singh struggled in their first taste of international cricket, Law said the learning curve had been critical for them. “We had two debutants start the series in Shimron Hetmyer and Vishaul Singh, and I think they realise now it’s not club cricket, it’s not provincial cricket, it’s serious Test cricket,” he said.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney makes winning debut for Derby in England’s 2nd tier

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Premier League: Liverpool beats Sheffield to extend unbeaten run More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer had been training, coaching and sitting in the dugout at matches for several weeks, but Thursday was the first time he had been eligible to play following his departure from Major League Soccer side DC United.The 34-year-old Rooney played the full match, despite it being his first competitive game since October.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4He set up the opening goal for Jack Marriott and provided a pin-point diagonal pass in the build-up to Derby’s second goal after Elliot Simoes had scored an equalizer for Barnsley.Derby has now won back-to-back matches for the first time this season, having beaten Charlton 2-1 on Monday, but remains 17th in the table. Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Derby County’s Wayne Rooney gestures to his team-mates during the match against Barnsley, during their English Championship football match at Pride Park in Derby, England, Thursday Jan. 2, 2020. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)DERBY, England —Wayne Rooney made a winning debut for Derby on Thursday as he had a hand in both goals in a 2-1 victory over Barnsley in England’s second-tier League Championship.The former England striker was named as captain for his first appearance since agreeing back in August to join the club as a January signing on an 18-month deal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfalllast_img read more

Grant won over by Cup of Nations standards

first_imgThe Israeli, who was only appointed as coach of the Black Stars after they had qualified for the finals, has had to adapt quickly to his new role but led Ghana to first place in an ultra-competitive group ahead of Algeria, Senegal and South Africa.Speaking ahead of Sunday’s quarter-final against Guinea in Malabo, he said: “As a tourist I was many times in Africa, a lot of times, so Africa is not new for me.“As a coach it is the first time. I can say it’s very interesting. In my team there is a lot of passion, a lot of people around the team ready to do their best for the team, and I like it very much.“If I speak about the organisation, I don’t think this is the time. We want to speak about football and after the tournament we can speak about this.”He added: “I can say there is a lot of talent here, very, very good players, quality in the highest level.“The quality of the players is good, the quality of the games is good also. There have been many, many good games, which in a tournament you cannot take for granted.”Ghana recovered from a 2-1 loss to Senegal in their opening game to qualify for the last eight with wins against Algeria and South Africa in Mongomo.They are bidding to continue their record of having reached at least the semi-finals at each of the last four tournaments, and Grant says his team must be ready for every eventuality.That means being prepared to overcome their penalty hoodoo after being knocked out in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals by Uruguay and the 2013 Cup of Nations semi-finals by Burkina Faso in shoot-outs.“We need to prepare ourselves for everything. I don’t want to look in the past. I have some experience of penalties,” Grant said with a nod to Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United on penalties in the 2008 Champions League final when he was in charge of the London club.“We need to think about all possibilities, but I suggest not to take the past as a fact. There are things in the past that were not so good, so we try to improve them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, January 31 –  Ghana coach Avram Grant has been impressed by the quality of football at his first Africa Cup of Nations but appears less positive about how this year’s tournament in Equatorial Guinea has been organised.last_img read more

Wenger scared of retiring

first_imgBut despite a number of high-profile signings in recent seasons, including record-signing Mesut Ozil for £42.5 million and Granit Xhaka for £33m this term, fans feel Wenger has been overly prudent, leading to consistent calls for his exit.Wenger, who last won the Premier League title in 2004, has just one more year on his current contract, having been at the club since 1996, but is not looking forward to the time he has to call it quits.He told the Guardian: “It’s been my life and, honestly, I’m quite scared of the day. The longer I wait, the more difficult it will be and the more difficult it will be to lose the addiction.“After Alex [Ferguson] retired and we played them over there [at Manchester United] he sent a message to me to come up and have a drink with him. I asked: ‘Do you miss it?’ He said: ‘Not at all.’ I didn’t understand that.“It’s an emptiness in your life, especially when you’ve lived your whole life waiting for the next game and trying to win it.”Wenger also revealed that the recent seasons have taken their toll on him as he tried to juggle managing the club’s budget with ensuring his team qualified for the Champions League each year.“We had to pay back the debt. We knew we had limited money and we had to be in the Champions League to have a chance to pay off the debt,” he added.“That was the most difficult period for me. For a while it was very bad, but today the club are financially safe.”Wenger also explained that it is his preference to scour the lower leagues for talented youngsters eager to make it in the game.“I’ve fought all my life for footballers to make money but when you pay them before they produce it can kill the hunger,” he said.“I’m scared we now have players under 17, under 18, who make £1m a year. When Ian Wright was earning that, he’d scored goals, he’d put his body on the line. Now, before they start, they are millionaires – a young player who has not even played.“What I think will happen is that you will have more and more players coming out of the lower leagues who have had to fight their way through.“Compare that with a player who has been educated here, who has had Champions League for 17 years, who has not known anything else. It’s not a dream [for that player], it’s normal for him.“But if you play for a team in the lower leagues and watch Real Madrid or Barcelona on Wednesday nights you think: ‘I’d love to play in games like that.’“I’ve said to our scouts to do the lower leagues because the good players are there now. Don’t forget we have many foreign players in the Premier League, but good English players have to go down to develop.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The 66-year-old Frenchman will decide his own future and the club will know when he will leave- Ivan Gazidis.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 9- Arsene Wenger has revealed he is “scared” of retiring while explaining his preference for scouting in the lower leagues in search of players hungry for success.Much has been made of the Arsenal manager’s seeming reluctance to spend the club’s money, with the debt incurred by moving to the Emirates Stadium the reason for the Frenchman’s apparent inability to compete wit the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in the transfer market.last_img read more

100 Woman Who Care Fundraising Gala

first_imgThe Fort St. John Chapter will be holding their event, March 12, 2019, at the Lido TheatreTo contact the Fort St. John Chapter, email: 100wwcfsj@gmail.comFB Event Page; CLICK HERE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The 6th Semi-Annual Gala hosted by the 100 Woman Who Care Dawson Creek Chapter will be held on March 4th, 2019 at the George Dawson Inn.The 100 Woman Who Care, is a group of local woman who has come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the woman come together to listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the woman. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 woman there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.- Advertisement -Since 2016, members have given approximately $85,000 to local charities.To contact the Dawson Creek Chapter, email: 100womendawsoncreek@gmail.comFB Page; CLICK HEREAdvertisementlast_img read more

Theater features music, dance

first_imgLANCASTER – Jazz, Celtic fiddle music, cowboy romance and modern American dance are featured during February at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Jazz musician and vocalist Marc Macisso, joined by a keyboardist, bassist and drummer, performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the center’s J.P. Eliopulos Family Theater. Tickets are $14. Barrage – consisting of seven violinists/vocalists, one drummer, one bass player, a guitarist and a percussionist – combines music and dance on Feb. 13. The group, which sold out the Lancaster theater in 2002, is expected to play selections including “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “Live and Let Die,” and Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Tickets are $27 and $22, or $14 for youth. Riders in the Sky returns to Lancaster to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an 8 p.m. Feb. 14 concert featuring music from the “Cowboys in Love” album and an interactive Valentine’s Day short play from “Riders Radio Theatre on the Road.” Tickets are $28. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Dance company Ailey II performs “How Small a Thought,” “Beauty,” “Bitter Suite” and “Revelations” in a 7 p.m. Feb. 19 performance. Tickets are $28. Motown legend Smokey Robinson performs Feb. 17, but his concert is sold out. Children’s auditions are 4 p.m. Jan. 30 for the Missoula Children’s Theater traveling production of “The Jungle Book,” which will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and 3 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets are $12, or $5 for ages 17 and younger. Tickets and information for all shows may be obtained by calling the LPAC box office at (661) 723-5950, visiting the box office between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or logging onto The Lancaster Performing Arts Center is part of the city of Lancaster’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department and is at 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. in downtown Lancaster. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIT WAS a very proud night for members of the Glenswilly GAA club as they welcomed home Sam to the captain’s club.Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and Gary McFadden were greeted by family and friends.With thanks to Wallace Media for this video.Click to play    SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – VIDEO OF A PROUD NIGHT IN GLENSWILLY was last modified: September 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – VIDEO OF A PROUD NIGHT IN GLENSWILLYlast_img read more

Officials confident of gain on Day Fire battle

first_imgLOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST – Despite prime fire conditions forecast in Southern California’s mountains, officials dared for the first time in nearly four weeks to show some confidence Friday they are gaining on the massive Day Fire. The blaze that has spewed heavy smoke over the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys since Sept. 4 was more than 63 percent contained, with a cautious prediction of full containment on Monday. “Last night was the first time we heard they were projecting 100 percent containment,” said Rod Torres of the Ventura County Fire Protection District. “We were like `thank goodness.’ We are ready to shut this one down.” The 160,570-acre fire, mostly in Ventura County’s Los Padres National Forest, spread little in recent days, though it did churn up more brownish plumes as it skipped back to burn spots it had missed the first time through. Crews, aided by dozens of bulldozers, managed Thursday to secure 34 miles of containment and worked Friday to remove brush along 19 more miles in hopes of getting a line around this fire. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleMeanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has pledged money to help cover firefighting costs, which hit $57.5 million, and are sure to climb. FEMA’s Karen Ames said California’s fire season is only beginning. “The Day Fire is just another example of how this active wildfire season is far from over,” Ames said in a statement. “FEMA is here to make sure that California has the resources needed to fight this fire.” Federal funding will help pay for firefighters’ field camps such as one set up at Castaic Lake, equipment, tools and mobilization. Some residents of hamlets along the Ventura-Kern line remain under recommendations they be prepared to evacuate. What is stunning about this fire that will be 4 weeks old on Monday is that it has resulted in no injuries or significant losses. A handful of unoccupied outbuildings were destroyed earlier in the week. Extremely dry conditions continue, especially along ridgetops, throughout the fire area. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through Friday, primarily because humidity was dipping below 10 percent. (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Frost bites Southland

first_imgNighttime temperatures across the area dipped 15 degrees below normal overnight Tuesday, Bartling said. No need to tell that to Anthony Montiel of Whittier, who had to scrape frost off his car’s windshield Wednesday morning. About 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, it was a shivering 30 degrees in Whittier, with similar temperatures felt across the San Gabriel Valley. Forecasters expect a gradual warming trend through the rest of the week and this weekend, Bartling added, with daytime temperatures in the upper 60s and overnight lows in the mid-40s. Similar temperatures are expected on Christmas Day, the NWS said. • Video: Cold TemperaturesWHITTIER – Welcome to winter. Winter officially begins at 5:21p.m. today – but that might sound like a “hey-duh” to area residents feeling the lingering effects of a cold Pacific Northwest storm that blew through the region last weekend. “The temperatures were lower following the actual cold front that came through with the precipitation over the weekend,” said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Broadband Commission needs real authority to deliver – Cope

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher has challenged the Government Ministers Humphreys and Naughten to act immediately on the Broadband Commission’s recommendations and not allow any lengthened timeframes to drag this process out, the Commission report offers real solutions.“Now is the time to act and now is the time for the Government to commit resources to solving this legacy problem with mobile phone signals and broadband provision.“I cannot understand why the report suggests that it will take till 2023 to resolve some of the service blackspots, this needs to be addressed and a more realistic timeframe brought forward by the Government,” said Pat the Cope. The report published by Ministers Humphreys and Naughten and brought before cabinet contains 40 recommendations in order to solve the ongoing difficulties and problems with the lack of broadband and mobile phone signals right throughout the country.The commission report recommends that each local authority employ an officer to co-ordinate new services provision and assist companies provide new infrastructure within their local authority area, other recommendations are – the blackspot areas where no services are currently available, should be solved by using the 700MHz spectrum band.Waivers to be introduced by local authorities to make mobile phone companies exempt from development contributions, along with other planning exemptions in order to deliver the needed infrastructure to provide the necessary coverage.“The 40 recommendations contained in the report – will deliver nothing unless the Government gives real power and authority to the commission report, that will involve sitting doing with all the licence operators and compelling them to deliver to lesser populated areas right throughout the western seaboard,” added Pat the Cope. “The conditions of the current Licences for mobile phone service providers compels them to provide at least a 75% service on an all-Ireland basis, it does not distinguish between geographical areas or population basis- therein contains the problem for rural areas. The mobile phone operators satisfy their licence conditions by providing signals and full service to larger and well populated areas where signal provision is relatively easy to provide and simply ignore the mountainous terrain of rural areas such as Donegal, this cannot be allowed to continue,” he said.Broadband Commission needs real authority to deliver – Cope was last modified: December 27th, 2016 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)last_img read more