MUMBAI, India (CMC): Chris Gayle says it was a remark from close teammate, Sulieman Benn, before the start of the West Indies innings, that inspired his scintillating hundred against England on Wednesday. “I was focused and I was a little bit pumped as well. Just before I went out to bat, Sulieman Benn said to me ‘Chris you’ve got to entertain me’,” Gayle said. “Sometimes when someone says such things like that, it kind of actually gives you a bit of buzz as well so Sulieman gave me that spark. I said ‘I’m going to entertain my teammate’. He’s my drinking partner as well so we’re going to have few beers … it’s good to get off on a winning note.” The left-handed Gayle was superb, smashing five fours and 11 massive sixes as he stormed to exactly 100 not out, in the Windies opening game of the Twenty20 World Cup. He needed just 47 balls to reach his landmark, to record the third fastest hundred in T20 Internationals. He put on 55 for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels, who hit a cameo 37, added a further 46 for the third wicket with Denesh Ramdin (12), before combining in a match-winning unbroken fifth wicket stand of 70 off 35 balls with Andre Russell, who finished with a run-a-ball 16 not out. “The preparation has been really, really good. There (were) a lot of throw downs with (coach) Stuart Williams and it has helped a lot,” the 36-year-old said. “It’s all about practicing your skills and then you can exploit them out there in the middle. It worked for me today, it’s a good wicket to bat on and we were chasing a decent total on that sort of wicket, but the dew played a part as well so it was good to get set and take it from there.” On 15 from 12 balls when Samuels fell, Gayle then opened up, racing to his half-century off another 15 balls and then using another 20 deliveries to get to three figures. Gayle said Samuels’s cameo had paved the way for him to play freely. “After facing (my first) over, it actually took a while to get back on strike, but I didn’t lose my composure,” Gayle recalled. “He (Samuels) was getting the boundaries as well so that was actually pretty good because then that kind of eased the pressure a bit and actually gave me a chance to pace my innings and then work out which bowler I was going to take down … and keep ahead of the run rate or keep within the run rate. “It was a fantastic innings and I am really happy to finish the game and not leave it for anyone.” Preparation
Gardaí are investigating the theft of oil burners from homes in the Castlefin area last week.Three homes in the Liscooley Villas estate were targetted over four days between 14th-17th July.The valuable oil burners were removed from boilers with little damage caused. Gardaí say the casing on the boiler was unscrewed at each of the three premises in order for the burglar to take the devices. “There was very little damage caused by the removal of the burners as it was done very neatly but the burners themselves are of substantial value,” said a garda spokesperson.Local residents are being asked to cast their mind back and think about any door-to-door callers they may have had to their homes in recent weeks. Residents are being asked to contact Garda if they noticed any unusual cars or people in the area. “Any small detail that people can remember that stood out in their mind as being strange could assist us with our investigation into the matter,” the garda spokesperson said. If anyone can offer any information then please call Letterkenny Gardaí on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Garda probe launched into oil burner thefts was last modified: August 1st, 2019 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)
Bobby Zamora regrets joining QPR and is looking for an exit from the club, The People say.Zamora left Fulham in January.West Ham would apparently be interested in re-signing the striker, who had a spell at Upton Park prior to joining Fulham.Zamora controversially quit Craven Cottage to join Rangers only six weeks ago, but is said to be unhappy – and privately critical of the club’s facilities, including their Harlington training ground.Last weekend the paper linked Zamora with a move to mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.The People also suggest that Fulham will try to sign defender Kyle Naughton from Tottenham in the summer.He is currently on a season-long loan at Norwich, who are expected to capture him on a permanent basis.Meanwhile, Dutchman Louis van Gaal has emerged as a leading contender to take over as Chelsea boss, according to the Sunday Mirror.It is claimed the 60-year-old former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is ready to return to football after a year out of the game and fancies the job at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is said to want a strong character in charge to handle influential players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
BEIJING — The Latest on trade tensions between China and the U.S. (all times local):2:30 p.m.The United States says talks on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods but gave no indication of progress on Beijing’s technology ambitions and other thorny issues.China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday the two sides would “maintain close contact.”But neither gave any indication of the next step during their 90-day cease-fire in a tariff fight that threatens to chill global economic growth. That uncertainty left Asian stock markets mixed Thursday.Share prices had risen Wednesday after President Donald Trump fueled optimism about possible progress by saying on Twitter talks were “going well!”___10:45 a.m.Most Asian markets have opened lower after China and the U.S. wrapped up trade talks without indicating if they made progress on resolving a dispute over Chinese technology policies that has the world’s two biggest economies embroiled in a bruising trade war.The talks were the first face-to-face meetings since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to suspend tariff increases during negotiations.The Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued a statement Thursday saying there were “detailed exchanges” and would “maintain close contact” but gave no details.A statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative didn’t characterize the tone of the talks or say what would happen next. It said U.S. negotiators would await “guidance on the next steps” after reporting back to Washington.The Associated Press
To read more about the question period on Caribou Recovery; CLICK HERETo read more about the 2019 Budget; CLICK HERE Davies goes on to express,”The life of this Budget over the next three years is going to be a cost to every British Columbian, $1200 dollars and $2500 dollars per family over the next three years, there is a direct impact coming out of your pocket and my pocket starting this year,”“We hear affordability this entire Budget and I cannot see it, I cannot see affordability for British Columbians from this Budget at all, if anything it is the exact opposite, it’s going to cost the middle class and the average person of BC way more over the next couple of years. Their plan is backwards and most of that money is coming down on the taxpayer,” shares DaviesConcerned for the people of the Region, Davies goes on to say, “When you start looking at how this will affect us, increase carbon tax, employee health tax, impacting business people, property tax, Municipalities pass that down and a decline in the resource sector, that is a lot of red flags for the people in the Northeast,”“This is what worries me, we are already seeing companies moving out of the Province and we are going to see small businesses are going to be impacted more and small businesses are the backbone of our economy and when we start taxing small businesses to the point they can’t make ends meet they will go somewhere else or they will shut down,” said Davies“That leads to the cycle of more unemployment and more issues for the economy, it’s a worrisome budget for me it’s not what is in the budget, its what isn’t in the Budget and those are growing the economy, the other side of the balance sheet,” said DaviesIn reference to the LNG being mentioned in the Budget, Davies expresses his concern, “Our party when we were in Government we worked on it for years, it is good to see it is in the Budget but let’s look at how things are rolling out. The Coastal link pipeline, there is no real pressure from Government to help resolve the issues of getting that put through. We are hopeful it will as this whole project relies upon this. I am hopeful the LNBG project will go but that’s just one project.” As the conversation took a turn towards Caribou Recovery and the recent question period at the legislature, Davie spoke more on the frustration and the impacts of not knowing.“Caribou Recovery, what does this look like for us, we don’t know, we don’t know. We are being kept in the dark, we the general public, myself included,” said Davies, “What impacts is that going to have on the resource sector, tourism sector and recreation users?” asked Davies, “We start to get worried when any use gets restricted of backcountry and BC’s land.”Davies goes on to share he just had a meeting on the Land Resource Management Plan, Davies says,”Again all of these compounding factors are coming to play here Class A parks, the TLE, the Site C land, agreements, what are the impacts going to be if you start adding these up on our resource sector. This is really concerning when you start to add these all up together and what this will look like and what it will do to our socio-economic area of the Northeast.”“It’s hugely devastating this directly impacts people as this threatens good-paying careers and jobs. There is not much of an appetite for the resource sector if we don’t have that we are going to go broke,” said Davies FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the 2019 Budget being released, Dan Davies MLA for Peace River North shares his concerns for what he does not see in the Budget and the impact from the lack of information on the Caribou Recovery Plan.“There is lots to talk about and a lot will be talked about in the coming weeks as we debate in the legislature. The things that really stand out for me and very impactful for the folks in the Northeast and Peace country is complete lack of mention on job creation, growing the economy or revenue from the resource sector which is expected to decline by 30 percent over the next several years” said Davies“We know B.C. struggles to attract capital, it is hard to get permitted in this Province, we see time and time again. How hard it is to build in this Province and instead of the government putting things into the Budget to help attract this investment, they are basically rolling over and allowing this to happen and this will have huge consequences to the Northeast and the economy as we are a resource-based economy” shared Davies.
New Delhi: Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL) Saturday said it will raise funds up to Rs 2,000 crore in one or more tranches. The board of the company in its meeting on Saturday approved the proposal to raise capital up to Rs 2,000 crore, DHFL said in a filing to the BSE. “The Board has constituted a sub-committee named “Special Committee for Issuance of Securities” and authorised the said Committee to decide upon various factors viz. mode, pricing, terms & conditions and other allied matters in respect of the said issuance,” DHFL added.
Mumbai: Rakul Preet Singh, who has acted in South and few Hindi films like Yaariyan, Aiyaary, says her aim is to be part of good films irrespective of the language in which they are made. Rakul has acted mainly in Telugu and Tamil language films and has worked with biggest of the actors like Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Ram Charan and Allu Arjun. In Bollywood, is now looking forward to Ajay Devgn’s De De Pyaar De. “I want to keep doing good films. I can work 24 hours. I hope people want to see more of me as much as I want to be in films. At the end of it, all I want to have some great films to my credit, irrespective of which language it is in,” Rakul said. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe 28-year-old actor said her hard work and determination has made her a saleable name in the south film industry. “As the shelf life is lesser (of heroines) so you want to push yourself more as you want to do better work. I did not become big in south just like that, I had to work towards it. “The fact that you do not get it easy makes you love and respect your work more. If I want to do a Dharma Production film, ofcourse there is a struggle to get one. There are so many people competing for it,” she added. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap upAfter making her debut in Hindi cinema with Yaariyan in 2014, Rakul appeared in South films and returned to Bollywood in 2018 with Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary. The actor said she is trying to strike a balance between both the film industries. Rakul said creatively both the industries are growing and it is the best time to be working as an actor. The film directed by Akiv Ali and produced by T-series, Luv Ranjan, will hit cinema houses on May 17.
Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to score against Vermont during the 2017 season. Credit: Courtesy of Walt Middleton – OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team (1-1) bounced back from its season-opening loss to Navy in its home opener Friday night after defeating Detroit Mercy (0-2) 20-5. The Buckeyes dominated offensively with 11 different players putting points on the board. Ohio State was 22-27 in draw controls allowing them to maintain possession for most of the game. “It was awesome to see so many different girls score because that is what we’re going for is just a balanced offense,” sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez said. Hernandez led the team with five goals on eight shots. “We started out a little slow but I think we did a good job of bouncing back and pushing through the lows,” Hernandez said. “At first we weren’t really converting on those shots but I think we just brought it in and really made adjustments to put the ball behind the net.” After the Titans scored first, Ohio State set the tone early by going on a 7-0 run in the first half, while holding the Titans to a 22-minute scoring drought. Detroit Mercy freshman midfielder Meredith Moore scored with less than two minutes left in the first half, but that did not shake Ohio State’s momentum; the Buckeyes followed with three more goals before halftime, leading 10-2.Ohio State junior attacker McKayla Conti had four goals and junior attacker Sarah Dickinson had three assists. The Buckeyes had 42 shots compared to the Titans’ 17. “I thought our attackers and midfielders were courageous and they just took it,” head coach Alexis Venechanos said. Sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo had six saves in the game. Ohio State caused 10 turnovers overall, three of which were from junior defender Caroline Mackrides. A forced turnover by senior midfielder Shannon Rosati and clear attempt by Mackrides late in the first half gave Hernandez her third goal of the game. “My teammates created a lot for me. They drew double, moved it to me, I just had one girl to beat and I just finished,” Hernandez said. Detroit Mercy redshirt sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Wandelt led the Titans with four points, three of which came in the second half. But Ohio State went on a 6-0 run beginning around the 13-minute mark to greatly extend its lead and close out the game. “We knew we had a lot to work on this week sharpening things up” said Hernandez. “I think we did a better job of moving the ball more and not having as many turnovers as last week.” Ohio State takes on Jacksonville on the road Feb. 23.
Ohio State redshirt junior goalie Kassidy Sauve (32) protects the net in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorSenior weekend for the No. 6 Ohio State women’s hockey ended with a loss. The Buckeyes fell 2-1 in their last regular-season game Saturday against Bemidji State.The two goals for the Beavers were scored by senior defender Alexis Joyce, who lit the lamp in the second period, and sophomore forward Jacqueline Kaasa, who beat Ohio State redshirt junior goaltender Kassidy Sauve in the third. Both goals went under review after speculation of the puck not passing Sauve.During the referee’s deliberation of the shots, Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall used that time to get her players’ focus back to the game.“During that time you just take a break, to say ‘Hey, goal or no goal you have to buckle down, defensively,’” Muzerall said. “It’s a time to collect them and let them know that they still have time, and we have to continue to press and not panic.”The only goal scored by Ohio State was scored two minutes into the second period by junior forward Maddy Field.“I told the girls, ‘It’s very obvious we’re upset, we lost on senior night,’” Muzerall said. “We have to pause and refocus but you have to reflect. If you are not reflecting and learning, then you’re going to have the same problems next weekend.”Sauve was injured with three minutes left in the second period, and had medical personnel check on her. However, she played through the pain and ended the night with 25 saves added to her all-time program record for saves with 2,478.Although the game didn’t end in Ohio State’s favor, Muzerall said the seniors honored before the game deserve credit for the program’s dramatic turnaround to a championship contender.“They’re brilliant,” Muzerall said. “They’re brilliant young women that are going to help shape the future. They’re smart and motivated. They’re very mature young women and very ambitious. Great hockey players and better people. I’ve learned a lot through the five of them, and I hope they continue to come back next year and support us.”The Buckeyes will lace up their skates next weekend and take the ice for their first round of the WCHA tournament. They will face off against Minnesota State in a three-game series. The first game is set for 6:07 p.m. Friday at the OSU Ice Rink.“We look at it in phases,” Muzerall said. “This was the first phase; the regular season is now over. Now we are stepping into phase two, its conference [tournament] play. The thing is, it resets for everybody. It doesn’t matter who won what before. That just helped you get your placement and let you know who you’re playing. [Minnesota State is] going to come hungry for us … I think we’ll be ready.”
Javier Pastore was really close to making his move to Inter in winter – it didn’t work out but the Argentina international is still secure that his time at PSG has come to an end.The offensive midfielder hasn’t been given that much playing time under Unai Emery and he believes that it will be the best for him to leave the club – and he wants to do so this summer.The Argentinian spoke about his future as he said, according to Football Italia:“I am realising that my experience in Paris is coming to an end.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“We will see what happens in the future. I still have one year of the contract, I don’t have any clear idea.”“I don’t know how things will go in the end, I will remain focused for the rest of the season in order to finish well and win all the trophies possible.”“Spain is definitely an option, for the language and the style of play.”