LONDON (CMC):The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has recruited the services of Former Middlesex and Sussex batsman Toby Radford as batting coach for its series against Pakistan in the United Arab EmiratesWICB’s chief executive officer Michael Muirhead says Radford has been hired just for the series against Pakistan, which involves three T20Is, three ODIs, and three Test matches from September 23.warm-up gameThe T20 players, who have already arrived in Dubai, start their tour with a warm-up game against Emirates Cricket Board XI at the ICC Academy on Tuesday.”He has been contracted just for this series,” WICB CEO Michael Muirhead said in an interview with ESPNcriinfo.”He knows the youngsters well and had done well, especially with them. We’ll engage as and when we need him.”Radford worked as assistant coach under former head coach Ottis Gibson when West Indies first won the World T20 in 2012.Radford will work alongside Henderson Springer, who has been appointed caretaker coach after the controversial dismissal of Phil Simmons last Tuesday.
FORT ST JOHN, BC- The BC Peace Predators have a busy upcoming weekend.The Predators will be hosting their annual AGM on Saturday, April 7th at 4:30 pm at the Northern Grande.Numerous positions will be open for nominations including President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Peewee Director, Bantam Director and Midget Director. As well, spots will be open to fill two sub-committees.- Advertisement -Following the AGM, banquet dinner will begin at 6:00 pm with food being served at 6:30 pm. Year-end awards will follow the meal.Additionally, ice sessions will be running in Dawson Creek on Sunday, April 8th to identify players for the Peewee and Bantam Teams next year.The ice sessions will be held in Dawson Creek from 12:15-1:30 pm for the Peewee players and from 1:45-3:00 pm for Bantam players.Advertisement Space is limited so please contact Dave at email@example.com the Peewee ice time, and Scott firstname.lastname@example.org for theBantam ice time.
Crosby, who does not turn 20until Aug. 7, tallied a power-play goal 6:56 into the third period to tie the score at 2-2. He has 28 goals and 72assists in 65 games this season after posting 39 goals and 63 assists for 102 points last year as a rookie. ——— NHL NOTEBOOK 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chris Simon met with NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell on Saturday, then waited to find out how long he will be suspended for his vicious two-handed stick attack to the face of New York Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg. The New York Islanders’ forward, suspended indefinitely Friday for his retaliatory hit against Hollweg the night before, attended a disciplinary hearing at the league office in Manhattan along with representatives from the team and the NHL players’ association. Adding further intrigue, Simon said he was diagnosed Friday with a concussion as a result of Hollweg’s hit that drove him into the boards. His inability to fly made it necessary for Campbell to come to New York for the hearing instead of holding it in Toronto. “I do not remember much about Thursday’s incident,” Simon said. “When I saw the tape on Friday morning, it explained a lot to me when I saw the look on my face after being hit into the boards. I was completely out of it. When I met with the media about 30minutes later, I still was not feeling well.” Hollweg took a few stitches in the chin, but was not seriously hurt. Simon likely will be feeling the sting of his actions for quite some time. The suspension could be as long as those given to Todd Bertuzzi and Marty McSorley following their violent infractions that also gave a black eye to hockey. The Islanders have 15 regular-season games left, and might be without Simon for those and the playoffs should the team qualify. Penguins’ Crosby reaches plateau: Pittsburgh teenager Sidney Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history with two100- point seasons when he scored a goal against the Rangers. There was no immediate announcement of how many games Simon will miss. He was given a match penalty Thursday for deliberate attempt to injure, and now is awaiting the consequences. “There is absolutely no place in hockey for what I did,” Simon said in a statement released by the team during the first period of the Islanders’ game against Washington. “What you saw Thursday is not the person, player and competitor that I am. I know my teammates and opponents over my 14 years in the NHL understand that.”
0Shares0000Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic reacts to defeat in the 2018 FA Cup final © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Nemanja Matic says Manchester United “can fight for the title and the Champions League” if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare.Jose Mourinho’s team lost Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley 1-0 to Matic’s former club, with Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty enough to settle the contest. The defeat means Jose Mourinho was unable to add to the League Cup and Europa League double from his first campaign in charge at Old Trafford.United finished second in the Premier League, their best position since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, but they were 19 points behind their neighbours Manchester City.Mourinho has been backed heavily by the club since his arrival, bringing in the likes of Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku and Matic for big money, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez were signed on huge contracts.But midfielder Matic believes more is required if United are to compete at home and in Europe next season.“I think we need some players with some experience to bring some more qualities to our team,” Matic said after the defeat to Antonio Conte’s team.“After that, we can fight for the title and the Champions League also. I think that we have improved. As you know, United last year were sixth. The year before that, fifth.“So we improve, we are second. The only team who is better than us this year is Man City. Obviously, they play amazing football. But we are second and we are in the Champions League next year which is the most important thing.”The Serbia international admits the pressure will be on the whole squad to deliver success because of the lack of silverware this season.“Of course, this is football,” he said. “When you don’t win one year the next year (there) is always more pressure. When you play for the club, Manchester United, it is a normal thing and we have to accept that and deal with that.“When you win the trophy it’s different and you feel better but the most important thing is that we can look in the mirror and know we gave our best (in the cup final).“I feel the team was sad after the game — we know we deserved more — but this is football. This is a final — everything can happen — so we have to be focused on the next challenge.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
TOP sports stars have been honoured at the Rehab Donegal People of the Year Awards.The inspirational Patsy McGonagle was named ‘Inspirational Person of the Year’ for all his incredible work for athletics and sport in general in the county.Donegal GAA team were Sports Team of the Year while county manager Jim McGuinness was named Trainer & Mentor of the Year. There was also a gong for the organisation committee of the North West 10k, which was named Fundraising Group of the Year.SPORTS STARS AMONG PEOPLE OF THE YEAR GONG WINNERS was last modified: November 27th, 2011 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:People of the year awards
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, is calling on people to mindful of not accidentally starting fires during the current dry spell.Councillor Mc Monagle asked people to exercise extra caution and not to do something which could start a gorse fire.He said “I am asking visitors to the county and indeed locals who are out enjoying the great weather we are getting at the minute to be very mindful when using Barbecues or even smoking as to how they dispose of them when finished. “Our Gorse lands and hills are very dry at the minute and as such increase the risk of gorse fires.“So I am appealing to all those enjoying out beautiful weather and countryside to be very safety conscious and careful when disposing of cigarettes or used barbecues.”Plea issued for people not to start gorse fires accidentally was last modified: May 28th, 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:barbequescigarettesdonegalgorse fires
15 December 2009The third ticketing sales of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has hit the 500 000 mark within the first ten days. A total of 386 300 of the tickets were bought by South African soccer fans, while the remaining 114 237 were bought by fans from all over the world.Presently, the USA is leading the list of foreign countries for the sales phase with 22 942 tickets, followed by the UK 20 232, Mexico 7 981, Germany 7 697, Australia 6 277 and Brazil 4 760.In total, ticket applications from 166 countries have been received and the figures do not include the participating member associations allocated ticket sales.“In comparison with the previous editions of the Fifa World Cups, the latest ticket application figures are impressive,” said Fifa ticketing sub-committee chairman Horst Schmidt.Increased domestic applications2010 Local Organising Committee (OC) CEO Danny Jordaan said the number of domestic applications had increased significantly in the third phase of ticket sales, which began on 5 December.“By buying a ticket, South Africans are not only buying a seat to watch a match, but also their spot in South African history,” he said.In total, about one million tickets for all 64 matches and categories are made available in the third sales phase including a limited number for the opening match and the final.All applications within the sales phase will be treated equally. In an event of over-subscribed matches or price categories, there will be an electronic random selection draw on 1 February 2010.Ticket price rangesThe prices for group matches range from US$20 to $160 (opening match: $70 – $450; final: $150 – $900) or R140 to R1 120 (opening match: R490 – R3 150; final: R1 050 – R6 300).The category 4 tickets, the most affordable, have been exclusively set aside for South African residents.All 32 participating member associations have started to sell their allocated team-specific tickets which are 12% of all purchasable tickets in the stadiums for the three group games of the respective team.These tickets are made available through specified websites operated by the respective federations. For this specific ticket sales process, applications close on 13 January 2010.Applications for individual match tickets or team-specific tickets can be made via www.FIFA.com/2010.South African residents also have an option to apply for tickets at FNB branches across the country. The current third ticket sales phase will run until 22 January 2010.Source: BuaNews
On August 1, the U.S. Army public affairs office in Hawaii published a feature story about the service’s new conservation initiative, which is aimed at preserving natural resources and making energy efficiency key to strategies for housing construction and improvements in transportation and general operations.“One thing that I admire about the Army is that we are full of extremely creative individuals,” Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, told the press officer at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii last month.In many cases, the Army will rely on the ingenuity and know-how of its soldiers to develop and deploy conservation strategies, although some of the more complex and large-scale energy saving initiatives will involve military and civilian experts. Among the most high-profile of these will be the U.S. Military Academy at West Point “Net Zero Installation” project – a series of facility upgrades that will include the installation of renewable-energy systems, advanced lighting and power monitoring systems, barracks upgrades, a biomass system, and the construction of a new barracks to net-zero-energy performance standards.An airtightness requirementArmy standards for airtightness, as adopted a few years ago by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are already very high for both renovations and new construction. The Army Corps’ HVAC commissioning procedures include air-barrier testing that show building envelope leakage rates of no more than 0.25 cubic feet per minute per square foot of building envelope, when tested at 75 Pascals. This is no small challenge. As noted in “Controlling Air Leakage in Tall Buildings,” an article published in 2009 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the Army is getting a lot of practice at identifying potential air-barrier deficiencies in building shells at the “pre-design” stage of a project, which allows the design-build team to address the issues and meet the leakage-rate requirement in a timely and cost-effective way.The need is thereIt won’t be cheap, but it is a good time to act because many of the barracks at the fortress-like academy are overcrowded, and the campus, perched high above the west bank of the Hudson River, near Highland Falls, New York, is exposed to extreme weather during the winter. Construction of the new barracks – the first built on the campus since 1972 – is scheduled to begin in 2013, and will cost about $131 million.Initial investment in West Point’s barracks project is coming from energy-saving specialist Noresco, which so far has awarded the school $25 million in Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) – partnerships between energy service companies and federal agencies. Supervised through the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program, the partnerships allow energy service companies such as Noresco to conduct comprehensive energy audits for a federal facility, identify improvements to save energy, design and construct a project that meets the agency’s needs, and arrange the necessary funding.One advantage to ESPCs, the DOE notes, is that they allow federal agencies to move forward on energy saving projects without committing large amounts of their own capital upfront, and without special congressional appropriations. The energy service company’s obligations are extensive, however, since it must guarantee that the improvements will generate enough energy cost savings to pay for the project over the term of the partnership contract. Contract terms up to 25 years are allowed, and additional cost savings after the contract ends accrue to the federal agency.
5. Vashi NedomanskyVashi Nedomansky is an editor who has worked with with talented filmmakers like Jerry Bruckheimer, Michel Gondry, and John Landis. He is also a member of Shane Hurlbut‘s team at the Hurlblog. Nedomansky’s video essays are great at tackling specific techniques, like camera movement, framing, and the use of music. 2. Jacob T. SwinneyJacob T. Swinney has made quite a name for himself for his video essays and supercuts. He has since become a contributor for several sites, including Slate, IndieWire, and Fandor.The topics Swinney covers are wide, often focusing on one particular element a director often uses. He often makes supercuts of Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson’s work. His other video essays focus on singular elements like silhouettes, POV shots, lens flares, and fading to white. Vashi also has great pieces on general filmmaking, like the composite of a television script with the final edited sequence. Did we leave your favorite supercut editor off the list? Let us know in the comments below. 4. Rishi KaneriaRishi Kaneria‘s video essays stand out from the others because they often focus on color. These pieces are wonderfully edited and heighten your senses by examining how filmmakers use color for contrast to capture your attention. Kaneria recently shifted focus to another filmmaking staple often not featured — props.Why Props Matter focuses on the objects used to enhance storytelling. Another great addition to these video essays are the incredibly elaborate breakdowns in the descriptions on each video’s page. 6. Leigh SingerLeigh Singer has made several video essays for IndieWire’s Press Play, a source for some of the best video essays available. While there aren’t nearly as many video essays on Singer’s page as others on this list, these videos are still very worthwhile. Each video essay features scenes from tons of different films, so you can easily see how techniques like POV or slow motion have been used over the years. 8. Criterion CollectionWhile not curated by one editor, the Criterion Collection features work made for Criterion. The page contracts many great editors to create video essays on the historical filmmaking icons in the Criterion catalog. The Criterion Collection even features exclusive videos from previously mentioned editors, like kogonada. 7. Andy Schneider & Jonathan Britnell (Burger Fiction)Unlike the other detailed video essays previously listed, Andy Schneider & Jonathan Britnell of Burger Fiction are going for laughs. This makes their supercuts a whole lot of fun to watch. Not all of their supercuts are specific to film or theory, but they do provide plenty of entertainment. They also have a new video posted every Monday. Every filmmaker can learn from these amazing compilations and supercuts. Here are the video essay editors who are creating the best clips.Becoming a filmmaker requires you to study the work of others. That’s truly the best way to hone your skills. These editors have studied countless films themselves, and have created some absolutely stunning work that is engaging, entertaining, and educational. Let’s take a look at editors who are creating the best video essays for others to study and enjoy.1. Tony Zhou (Every Frame a Painting)The Every Frame a Painting series has only been around for a year, yet it is possibly one of the most popular video essay series out there. That’s because Tony Zhou does a masterful job of editing these pieces and his overall storytelling is phenomenal. Not only does Zhou often narrate his pieces, he often uses incredible archive interviews.There’s a good chance you have seen many of his video essays, and thanks to those who donate to his Patreon page, he’s able to continue making these great pieces. Some of his best work examines comedy. Here are a few of my favorite comedic video essays from Tony Zhou. 3. kogonadaThe video essays of kogonada probably show up in your Vimeo feed often, because plenty of these video essays have gone on to become Vimeo Staff Picks. Kogonada has often contributed to the illustrious Criterion Collection as well as sites like Sight & Sound.These video essays frequently dive into the works of popular filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Quentin Tarantino. What sets kogonada apart from others, are the video essays on foreign filmmakers like Robert Bresson and Yasujirô Ozu.