Radford returns as WI batting coach for Pakistan series

first_imgLONDON (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.last_img read more

BC Peace Predators Upcoming AGM

first_imgFORT 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  breedave@hotmail.comfor the Peewee ice time, and Scott  scott.fraser@ecofor.ca  for theBantam ice time.last_img read more

Simon awaiting penalty

first_imgCrosby, 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. center_img 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.” last_img read more

Man Utd ‘can fight for League title’ with right signings- Matic

first_img0Shares0000Manchester 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)last_img read more

Noisy publicity doesn’t fly in beach cities

first_imgBy Andrea Woodhouse STAFF WRITER Nothing ruins Victoria Peters’ summertime pastime of losing herself in a good book like the rrrrr-rumble of a plane overhead. And the disruption is even worse when the offending aircraft is dragging a long banner hawking beer or cars behind it, says the Manhattan Beach resident. Manhattan officials have joined with other South Bay beach cities to try to find a way to curb the disruption, getting a commitment to join the fight from Hermosa Beach and El Segundo, already an old hand at battling airplane noise. Redondo Beach officials were not available for comment. “We’re certainly familiar with airliners taking off and making early turns from LAX, but any kind of aircraft making a turn over a population – whether it be a beach, The Strand or inland – is a concern,” said El Segundo Mayor Kelly McDowell. Manhattan and Hermosa are exploring the feasibility of an ordinance banning the planes, but City Attorney Bob Wadden seemed less than optimistic Tuesday about that possibility. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2002 upheld an aerial advertising ban in Honolulu, but that decision was based largely on the fact that Federal Aviation Administration-issued operating permits there stated that aircraft must understand and respect local law, Wadden said. Though the Honolulu ban stands today, the FAA since then has deleted that element from its operating permits, he said. Several years ago, Huntington Beach tried a similar ban, but was promptly sued and rescinded its ordinance. About the same time, Hermosa Beach abandoned plans for a prohibition. Two weeks ago, Wadden sent a letter to FAA attorneys asking for a formal opinion of the Honolulu ban’s applicability to Manhattan Beach. “It’s certainly very unclear how far the FAA is willing to let us ago,” Wadden said. “Their acquiescence is absolutely essential.” FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Wednesday: “The FAA is looking into the matter at the behest of Manhattan Beach and, at this point, I can’t comment further.” In the meantime, the South Bay beach cities are looking into other ways to put pressure on the planes that drag advertisements, as well as the companies that pay them. Manhattan Beach leaders also discussed Tuesday if they could limit the number of times a plane could circle overhead, cap banner size or force planes to fly higher than the FAA-regulated 1,000 feet over land and 500 feet over sea. In the wake of 9-11, Pasadena, with the help of its congressman, successfully pushed to have aircraft fly at least 3,000 feet over events with more than 30,000 people, said Manhattan Beach police Chief Rod Uyeda, who formerly worked with the Pasadena Police Department. Manhattan Beach has also enlisted help from Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, as well as the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. City officials were set to discuss the topic at this week’s League of California Cities conference in Sacramento. Already, Hermosa Beach Mayor Michael Keegan is considering creating an online blog that singles out the offending planes and advertisers. “Basically, we’ll get some feedback from the residents and see what ads people see and maybe they won’t buy their products,” he said. “We’re not into that form of advertising: It’s noisy, pollution-laden, and an invasion of space and privacy. ? We’ve fought LAX jet noise and prop planes for years, and now we’re going to get in an advertising war.” But the beach cities might be getting a step ahead of themselves by hitting advertisers first, said Mike Lacey, owner of The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, an aerial advertiser of nearly 30 years. “Residents should call whoever is advertising and say, `We don’t want to stop using your product, but you have to change the way you’re doing this. Why should I support something that isn’t respecting me?”‘ Lacey maintained that the plane company he employs, Torrance-based Star Ads, was respectful of local communities – otherwise, he wouldn’t use the medium. The only aerial ad company licensed to use Torrance Municipal Airport, Star Ads requires its pilots to take off at a 45-degree angle toward Redondo Beach, said owner Mario Lopez. Once pilots hit the shoreline, they turn off the planes’ engines and drop to 500 feet, Lopez said. After hitting Malibu, the pilots turn around over the sea back toward Redondo Beach. There, they head out farther to sea and spiral back up to about 1,200feet before turning back to the Torrance airport, Lopez said. A South Bay native, Lopez believes the aircraft Manhattan Beach residents were complaining about are based out of the Oxnard Airport. They haul long banners that require more horsepower and thus create more noise, he said. With a fleet of three planes and five pilots, Lopez keeps his banners clean and limits them to 30 by 90 feet. He also tells advertisers to stick to smaller sizes or risk annoying their audience – and intended customers. “I live in the community and I know the community,” he said. “I could have flown the smut banners and big banners but I don’t think I’d be in business. I don’t like noisy cars, so why would I force noisy planes on people?” Lopez attended last month’s Association of Volleyball Professionals tournament in Manhattan Beach, and was appalled to see planes flying over the stadium at altitudes as low as 600feet by his estimates. That same day, Gary McAulay felt like pilots were using his Third Street home as their turning point. The noise was “horrendous,” the longtime Manhattan Beach resident said. “If you went to Tahiti or Martinique and you’re enjoying the beautiful, natural beauty, you don’t want to see a beer ad going by,” McAulay said. “Why should Manhattan Beach be any different? The beach is our treasure.” andrea.woodhouse@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s enough noise that if I’m reading and get that delicious sleepy feeling, and am about to nod off,” Peters said, “you’re awakened by the airplane.” The 30-year Manhattan Beach resident isn’t the only one bristled by the ubiquitous ads. After a season of skies buzzing with aerial advertising, the South Bay beach cities are fed up with the noisy planes, which leaders said this year were more plentiful, noisy and encroaching than ever before. “Somehow in the last few years, it wasn’t this bad,” Manhattan Beach Councilman Richard Montgomery said. “Something happened. ? It’s been a higher number of planes, they’re flying more often.” Manhattan Beach officials Tuesday aired their grievances over the ad-dragging planes, which of late have strayed from their usual oceanfront paths, instead flying over the city and circling over sandside events, they said. last_img

SPORTS STARS AMONG PEOPLE OF THE YEAR GONG WINNERS

first_imgTOP 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 awardslast_img read more

Plea issued for people not to start gorse fires accidentally

first_imgCathaoirleach 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 fireslast_img read more

2010: 500 000 more ticket applications

first_img15 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: BuaNewslast_img read more

The Army’s Net Zero Energy Mission

first_imgOn 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.last_img read more

8 Must-Follow Video Essay Editors

first_img5. 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.center_img 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.last_img read more