Brathwaite wants quick adjustment as WI arrive

first_imgDUBAI, UAE, CMC:West Indies arrived here yesterday full of confidence ahead of their three-match Twenty20 International series against Pakistan, with captain Carlos Brathwaite urging his side to adapt quickly to conditions.The Caribbean side will open the tour with a warm-up game against a Emirates Cricket Board XI at the ICC Academy next Tuesday before facing Pakistan in the opening T20 International three days later at the Dubai International Stadium.With temperatures expected to soar to nearly 39 degrees Celsius at the weekend, Brathwaite said it was important West Indies focused intensely on their preparation so they could execute when required.”It wasn’t as hot earlier in the year but apparently we’re smack dab in the middle of their summer [now] so it can get very, very hot,” Brathwaite said, referencing the Windies T20 World Cup training camp staged here earlier in the year.”It is for the players to prepare well, manage themselves well off the field – rehydration wise, getting enough rest.”FANTASTIC BOOSTWest Indies start the series as favourites, especially after crowning themselves World champions six months ago in India. In their only games since then, they beat powerhouses India, 1-0, in a two-match series in Fort Lauderdale, United States last month, and Brathwaite said it was key the side built on that success.”I think this is another important series. We just defeated India and it would be a fantastic boost for the Caribbean people for us to come to Dubai, which has been Pakistan’s home for the last few years, come into their backyard and get a series victory against them as well,” the all-rounder noted.”It would say a lot about us as a team – going overseas and contesting a three-game series and coming out on top.”West Indies underwent a light gym and pool session yesterday and will have their first full training session at the ICC Academy today.Their tour was throw into upheaval just before their departure from the Caribbean on Tuesday when head coach Phil Simmons sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board.last_img read more

PBA Finals heads to Philippine Arena for Game 5; Free rides provided

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award JAM Liner terminals in Buendia and Cubao have been designated as the pick-up and drop-off points.Departures for the Philippine Arena are as follows: Buendia terminal (1:40 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m) and Cubao Terminal ( 2:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra will also play its third game in the court, where it currently holds a 2-0 record.The Gin Kings topped TNT in the season opener in 2014, where the PBA, which was celebrating its 40th season, drew a record crowd of 52,612.Ginebra also beat fierce rival Star in the Manila Clasico duel on Christmas Day last year.Meanwhile, Meralco will have its first crack of the Bocaue court on Sunday.The PBA Commissioner’s Office also announced that free rides will be provided to the fans who will be coming from Metro Manila. Rides will be on a first come-first serve basis.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA game day at Philippine Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTo the Philippine Arena we go.Tickets for the much anticipated Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup between Ginebra and Meralco on Sunday are now available at Ticketnet and SM outlets.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum outlasts San Beda in 2OT, seals 18-0 sweep of NCAA elims It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? This will be the third time the league will hold games in the world’s biggest indoor arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, but it will mark the first time a Finals game will be held here.If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will also be played at the Philippine Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Gin Kings are leading the series, 2-1, but the Bolts have the momentum after their 94-81 Game 3 win on Wednesday.The two previous playdates held at Philippine Arena attracted massive crowds as the league set gate attendance records whenever it took the action up north. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Nets keep turnover-prone 76ers winless on the road

first_imgLATEST STORIES D’Angelo Russell snapped out of a slump with 13 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Brooklyn Nets kept the 76ers winless on the road with a 122-97 victory on Sunday night.The 76ers committed 28 turnovers, most in the NBA this season, leading to 39 points for the Nets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That is not who we are,” Brown said. “And I give credit to Brooklyn, but that is an unacceptable performance.”Brown added that the 76ers weren’t currently among the elite in the Eastern Conference, and his players didn’t argue after they fell to 0-5 away from home. They are 6-0 in Philadelphia. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We’ve been playing soft,” said guard Ben Simmons, adding an expletive to describe the team’s play.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson also scored 21 points and Caris LeVert had 20 for the Nets. They took a small lead into halftime thanks to 17 Philadelphia turnovers, then blew it open with a 41-point third quarter that was one of the biggest in Barclays Center history.They kept pouring it on in the fourth and Brown removed Embiid and Simmons facing a 24-point deficit.“I would say turning the ball over a lot of the time is being lackadaisical or trying to force something that isn’t there,” Russell said. “I think everybody was aggressive tonight, 1 through 5.”Embiid finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds but got only eight shots a day after going for 39 points and 17 rebounds in a victory over Detroit. Simmons had 20 points and 12 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Nieto twins make triumphant return for ‘motivated’ Ateneo vs Adamson FAMILIAR FACESThe Nets have used the same starting five (LeVert, Russell, Harris, Jared Dudley and Allen) for each of the first 10 games of the season. The last time they did that was in the 2002-03 season, when Jason Kidd, Kerry Kittles, Richard Jefferson, Kenyon Martin and Dikembe Mutombo started the first 16 in a row.BIG THREEThe 41-point third quarter was one off the Nets’ high in Barclays Center, which opened in 2012. They had a 42-point third against Golden State last season and against the 76ers on Dec. 16, 2013.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Chicago on Wednesday.Nets: Visit Phoenix on Tuesday. NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 31: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after making a three point basket in the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during their game at Barclays Center on January 31, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Nearly half the fourth quarter remained when 76ers coach Brett Brown pulled Joel Embiid from the game.Embiid wasn’t helping, anyway. In the sloppiest performance in the NBA this season, Philadelphia threw the ball just about everywhere except to its All-Star center.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s not Golden State. We shouldn’t lose a game to Brooklyn by that many points,” Embiid said. “We didn’t compete.”Russell was only 4 for 12 for eight points in the first half, a game after the former No. 2 pick sat the entire fourth quarter in the Nets’ loss to Houston after going 5 for 14.But he had nine points in the third and he was only on the bench as the final minutes ticked down this time because there was no crunch time.Joe Harris snapped a 61-all tie with a 3-pointer, Russell scored five straight and Harris made another 3 to make it 72-61. JJ Redick scored to end that drought but it didn’t change the momentum, as the Nets scored 15 of the next 21 points to open an 87-69 lead.The 76ers limited the Nets to 5-of-28 shooting in the first quarter but led only 21-18 in part because of their 10 turnovers. Philadelphia coughed it up seven more times in the second and the Nets led 51-47 at halftime.TIP-INS76ers: Wilson Chandler rested a day after making his 76ers debut following a strained left hamstring by playing 10 minutes. … Philadelphia had a three-game winning streak against Brooklyn snapped.Nets: Brooklyn improved to 9-4 against Philadelphia at Barclays Center, tied for the most victories against any opponent since moving from New Jersey. The Nets have also beaten Orlando nine times. … Jarrett Allen had 15 points and 10 rebounds.SHOOTING STREAKHarris made a 3-pointer in his 25th straight game, moving into sole possession of fourth place on the Nets’ career list. Joe Johnson hit at least one in 37 in a row in 2014. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

Councillor Trevor Bolin chosen as leader of the B.C. Conservative Party

first_img— Ryan Warawa (@warawa) April 8, 2019Previous to Anderson’s interim leadership the position was vacant from October 28, 2016, to October 4, 2017. Previous to the vacancy, Dan Brooks was the leader of the party from September 17, 2016 – October 28, 2016Bolin is a local small business owner,  co-owner of RE/MAX Action Realty, owner of Burger King FSJ, owner of Gateway Esso and developer for The Gateway Plaza. As well as a volunteer to local and provincial not-for-profit groups and boards.BC Conservatives website; CLICK HEREAdvertisement VANCOUVER, B.C. – At the Pan Pacific Hotel today, the Conservative Party announced their newest leader of the party, local Councillor Trevor Bolin.The interim leader, Andrew Anderson has been in the position since the party’s Annual General Meeting in September 2018.Councillor Bolin is a local of Fort St. John and was born and raised here. Since 2008 he has been serving as a Councillor for the City of Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Bolin says the Conservative party in B.C. is the oldest political party in the province. The membership is made up of small conservatives who believe in small government, fiscal responsibility and environmental sustainability.“I am proud to have been named the leader of the party and look forward to making B.C. better for all through our ‘made in BC approach’, which will be released shortly,” said Bolin.Trevor Bolin: BC Conservative Leader. #bcpoli #BCCP https://t.co/tHlCNFF6PKAdvertisementlast_img read more

Birmingham close in on Scottish starlet

first_img1 Denny Johnstone Birmingham are close to signing Scottish teen Denny Johnstone.The 19-year-old striker played for Birmingham in a training match over the weekend and looks set to seal a move to the Midlands.Johnstone is out of contract at Celtic and has been training with the Blues in a bid to earn a contract.And he seems to have done enough to convince Lee Clark he can cut it in the Championship with reports in Scotland suggesting the switch will be confirmed shortly.last_img

MAN CHARGED WITH DEATHS OF EIGHT PEOPLE TO STAND TRIAL NEXT WEEK

first_imgA Co Donegal man accused of dangerous driving causing eight deaths will go on trial on Tuesday next, July 22nd.Shaun KellyShaun Kelly appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today to face the charges. State barrister Patricia McLoughlin told Judge Matthew Deery that the trial was ready to go ahead and asked for the case to be put in for trial on Tuesday next.Defense barrister Peter Nolan said the trial would take a week and could possibly go into a second week.The trial has been adjourned on a number of occasions already.However, Judge John O’Hagan had previously told both prosecution and defence that he is making a peremptory order that the trial will start this term.He said at Donegal Circuit that he was aware that delays created a great deal of discomfort and pain for the families of the eight people who died.A number of family members of those killed in the crash outside Clonmany in July 11th, 2010 were present in court yesterday (Mon) as they have been on a number of occasions.State barrister Ms McLoughlin also asked for a German interpreter for one of the witnesses in the case.Mr Kelly, 24, of Ballymagan, Buncrana, was the driver of the car in which seven of his friends died and the driver of a car coming in the opposite direction was also killed.The people who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffen; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffen; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umericam, Buncrana.MAN CHARGED WITH DEATHS OF EIGHT PEOPLE TO STAND TRIAL NEXT WEEK was last modified: July 15th, 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)last_img read more

LIFFORD MAN JIMMY PUTS HIS ‘BODY’ ON THE LINE FOR HIS PASSION

first_imgLifford bodybulider Jimmy Connolly has just missed out on the 6 place spot in the 2014 NABBA Worlds Bodybuilding Championships in the Waterfront Hall Belfast.Jimmy, 48, has been training in the sport for the past ten years. Jimmy revealed “I have been training 10 years on and off but the past three years I have been training hard an competing in shows. I have been training in Pro Gym in Derry with Dave Fox for ten years right up until the NABBA Northern Ireland 2014.”Jimmy has also been training in the Railway Gym in Lifford for the worlds championships.The Donegal man thanked his daughter Laura and son James who he says have been there for him “through thick and thin.”“I want to thank my brother Andy who also helped me all the way and also my friend Conor Gamble and Barney Crossan for all his knowledge an also last but not least many thanks to the Railway Gym for all their support.” Jimmy reveals he trains seven days a week coming up to a show which includes a high protein diet for 12 weeks in advance.The grandfather of one has competed in the Nabba Northern Ireland Bodybuilding Championships three times now and has placed two seconds and a fourth place.This time around he just missed out on making the final six in the competition.But Jimmy says his love of the sport will keep him going.“I love the sport very much so I will take a little time off and go back training in the future,” said dedicated Jimmy.Photos Paul Cullen Info pcullenphotography@gmail.com.LIFFORD MAN JIMMY PUTS HIS ‘BODY’ ON THE LINE FOR HIS PASSION was last modified: June 21st, 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:bodybuilderdonegalJimmy ConnollyLiffordlast_img read more

Italian club ‘prepare offer to sign’ Chelsea ace

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 2 The 30-year-old has just a year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, and the Rome club are believed to be ready to pay up to £22million (€25m) as they attempt to bring Pedro to the Stadio Olimpico. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer There are no guarantees over Pedro’s future following Sarri’s appointment as Chelsea manager REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Pedro has performed well for Chelsea since joining from Barcelona in 2015 Lazio are preparing to make an offer for Chelsea star Pedro, according to reports.Pedro, the forward, is set to enter his fourth season at Stamford Bridge having left first club Barcelona for London in 2015. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets moving on TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest transfer news LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM He’s made over 130 appearances for the Blues, though he started only 17 Premier League games last term, and there are doubts over whether Pedro has a future at the club under Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea’s new manager.This has led to interest from Lazio, according to La Repubblica, who say the Serie A side are preparing a move for Pedro as they seek to replace Felipe Anderson, the Brazil midfielder who recently became West Ham’s record signing. Sarri is reportedly looking to bring a number of attacking players to Stamford Bridge following his appointment as manager, with Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon, both of the Italian’s former club Napoli, said to be top of his transfer wishlist.last_img read more

MAN ADMITS KILLING DONEGAL-BORN JOURNALIST

first_imgA man has appeared in court and admitted killing Donegal-born journalist Eugene Moloney.Mr Maloney, who was originally from Inishowen, was assaulted in Dublin city-centre last year and died as a result of his injuries.Gary Burch of Kennington Close, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the manslaughter of Mr Moloney on Camden Street in June, 2012. The case was adjourned for a number of weeks to allow Mr Burch, who is 21, to complete a Fás course. Sentencing will take place in June.MAN ADMITS KILLING DONEGAL-BORN JOURNALIST was last modified: February 25th, 2013 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:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchlast_img read more