Bravo extends fine batting form in Big Bash T20

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):All-rounder Dwayne Bravo extended his fine batting form, upstaging both West Indies teammates Chris Gayle and AndrÈ Russell, as he fired Melbourne Renegades to a handsome five-wicket win over Sydney Thunder yesterday.Chasing a challenging 174 at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Renegades swept to victory in the final over with Bravo hammering a stroke-filled 47 off 24 deliveries.He struck three fours and three sixes and put on 91 for the third wicket with captain Cameron White, who top-scored with 61 from 46 deliveries.Bravo, who also got a half-century at the weekend, looked en route to another when he moved into the 40s with two sixes off medium pacer Russell in the 18th over.However, he was deceived with the fourth ball, top-edging a slower delivery for Russell to snare the caught and bowled chance. Three balls later, Russell accounted for White to finish with two for 42 from his four overs.Gayle had earlier struck a breezy 28 off 20 deliveries as he put on 46 off 29 balls for the first wicket with Tom Cooper who got 25.He perished in the fifth over, caught at fine leg off seamer Clint McKay, looking for his sixth boundary of the innings.Opting to bat first, Thunder mustered 176 for five off their allotted 20 overs, with opener Usman Khawaja (62) and Shane Watson (62) both top-scoring.Khawaja helped add 61 for the first wicket with Jacques Kallis (13) and a further 57 for the second wicket with Watson.Russell, batting at number four, belted a four and a six in scoring 16 from nine balls, while Bravo picked up two for 26 from four overs of medium pace.last_img read more

Lakers notes: No center help on way

first_img“We’ve always been concerned about Andrew’s amount of minutes,” Jackson said. “We don’t want to him to have to play heavy minutes right now at this age. He’s a little bit young to be out there playing all those minutes. So far, we’ve gotten away with it this season.” Bynum is averaging 29.2 minutes since he returned to the starting lineup after Brown was injured Dec. 31. But Jackson said it would be ideal for Bynum’s “growth pattern” if he could split minutes at the position. “I’m almost positive he’s still in the formation of his ultimate body type,” Jackson said. “In that regard, there’s always injuries and things that come along with that, so we want to be real careful.” He also joked: “We’ve been playing without (Brown) for so long we forgot what it was like when he was playing. I mean, it’s literally last year. We miss the idea of Kwame, but we don’t miss him.” Brown sought a second opinion on his injured ankle Wednesday and learned that he would be out another four to six weeks. For the time being, Bynum will start and the Lakers likely won’t try to acquire another big man for two main reasons. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak questioned whether there was another center available who could play a significant role, and Jackson said there wasn’t a pressing need playing in a conference where Houston’s Yao Ming is one of the few true centers. “There’s a lot of mobility that’s needed at the center spot right now, especially in the West,” Jackson said. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – By the time Kwame Brown returns from a sprained left ankle in mid-March, the Lakers will have played for 2 1/2 months with Andrew Bynum as their starting center. With that in mind, Lakers coach Phil Jackson was asked Thursday if he was starting to accept that the 19-year-old Bynum might be his starting center for the remainder of the season and into the playoffs. center_img As Kupchak put it in a phone interview: “Nothing’s really changed from yesterday to today.” If Brown was out for the season, the general manager said, the Lakers might have to explore other options. But Kupchak said the team was confident Brown would return sometime in March and the Lakers would proceed with Bynum until then. “You have to ask what are the chances of finding a big man who could play 25 to 30 minutes (a game) for your team in this league,” Kupchak added. “They’re just not there. It’s just not going to happen.” With the Feb. 22 trade deadline approaching, Kupchak said he was talking regularly with other general managers. The Lakers have several players with expiring contracts, including Chris Mihm, Aaron McKie and Shammond Williams. 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_imgA CHARITY which provides a telephone lifeline to older people says their services are needed now more than ever as they face into the realities of the recession.The Good Morning Service involves local volunteers making a regular phone call to people aged over sixty, so as to ensure they are safe and well. The service is free and confidential.Frances Browne, Good Morning Service Coordinator, told us: “I believe our service has become more valuable and essential to our clients in these times of cutbacks in health and social service provision. “Our simple daily telephone call, from our friendly volunteers, ensures they are safe and well and gives them access to our Care & Repair or Advocacy service.“It assists them in solving some of the everyday issues and difficulties that can lead to illness or depression. We ‘mind’ our service users and do everything we can to ensure they remain happy, healthy and contented in their home for as long as they wish.”Frances revealed: “In the past six months, older people have spoken to the Good Morning Service about loneliness, financial worries, fuel poverty, isolation and feeling vulnerable in their homes.“The Good Morning service users request visits from volunteers; help with repairs in the home; support following bereavement; and advice on issues such as meals on wheels; accessing health care; the digital switchover; home help; hospital waiting lists; and personal health. Older people regularly spoke to the service about feeling lonely, isolated, and worried about money, paying bills and keeping their homes warm.” The Good Morning Service AGM will discuss the key issues facing people over sixty, and how best to support their needs. It will be held on November 6th in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, at 2.30pm.  This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome to attend. Active age advocate, Brenda Whitley, will speak at the meeting.The Good Morning Service has centres in Buncrana, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport. The Service supports over 400 older people in the county, with over 100 volunteers making more than 900 calls to them per week. In Inishowen, the service also provides the Friendly Face Befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated or vulnerable, alongside the Care & Repairservice offering older people help with home maintenance; light repair work; shopping; transport and social services.FURTHER INFORMATION FOR READERS:* If you are over the age of 60, and facing any of these issues, remember you are not alone.The Good Morning Service’s phone call with a volunteer offers a chat, advice, referral to supports, or a chance to talk about any concerns you might have.The Service is free and available to anyone over the age of 60 living in County Donegal.To register for the service, contact the Buncrana office on 074-9321598.Would you like to support older people in Donegal? Contact 074-9321598 if you are interested in volunteering. The service is currently looking for volunteers in Falcarragh, Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport.You can also help by making time to talk, and listen to, any older person who might be feeling lonely, isolated, or needing support. Just a smile and the offer of a chat can make a big difference in the life of someone who is living alone.OLDER PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT IN FACING RECESSION, SAYS DONEGAL CHARITY was last modified: October 30th, 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:OLDER PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT IN FACING RECESSIONSAYS DONEGAL CHARITYlast_img read more

There Is Absolutely Positively No Way LeBron Can Keep This Up …

It took seven back-and-forth games, but the NBA’s most perplexing team will continue to confuse observers — and statistical models — for at least one more round.The Cleveland Cavaliers ensured that by beating the Indiana Pacers 105-101 in Sunday’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal finale, earning LeBron James a trip to the second round for the 13th time in his storied career. James was incredible in Game 7 on Sunday, with 45 points (on 64 percent shooting), 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The performance capped one of his greatest series ever; he led the Cavs in points, assists and rebounds over these seven games against Indiana.But the Cavs’ big questions are still unanswered. Can Cleveland keep advancing while asking so much of its best player? And is this team really still good enough to contend for a championship? This series provided few insights.When James finally got a little help in Game 7, it came in the unlikely form of center Tristan Thompson. Despite scoring only 3 points (in 24 minutes) during Games 1-6, Thompson produced a crucial double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) in Game 7. But on the whole, James’s teammates were still not efficient Sunday, shooting just 16-for-49 from the field to finish off a series in which they made only 38.8 percent of their shots — even as James himself shot an impressive 55.3 percent from the field.In fact, for all of James’s heroics, the argument could be made that the Cavs were the least-convincing winner of any playoff series in modern history. (Going back to 1984, when the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams.) Before Sunday, no team in that period had won a series while being outscored by more than 34 total points — a “record” that belonged to the 1990 Portland Trail Blazers, for their win over the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference finals. Despite winning Game 7 by four, the Cavs were outscored in the series by 40 points, the worst total point differential for a winning club in a series since 1984.1Yes, 34 points of that differential came in Game 6 alone, a massive Pacers blowout. But the Cavs were also outplayed for far longer stretches of the series than they dominated: They won just 11 of the series’ 28 total quarters.Now the Cavs will advance to face the top-seeded Toronto Raptors, and once again the stats have major doubts about their ability to win. Their defense is historically weak by the standards of a champion. Our CARM-Elo model gives Cleveland a 29 percent chance of knocking off the Raptors and an 11 percent chance of making the Finals. The logic there is clear: If the Cavs struggled against the Pacers with home-court advantage, why should they be favored without it against a Toronto team that was 6.1 points per game better than the Pacers during the regular season?Then again, the Cavs are, well, the Cavs. They’ve eliminated Toronto in each of the past two postseasons, by a combined margin of 8 games to 2. They have the LeBron trump card to play in any crucial game. (After Sunday, James is the all-time NBA leader with 34.9 career points per game in Game 7s.) A James-led team has represented the East in the NBA Finals every single season since 2011. All signs point to that streak ending this year — except it hasn’t ended the past few times that all signs pointed to it ending.No matter what happens next, though, let’s appreciate the amazing show LeBron put on in Game 7 against Indiana. It was the kind of performance reserved for history’s greatest players, and the Cavs needed every bit of it to extend their season and keep on confounding the stats deeper into yet another spring.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Grace Bay Clubs Signature Restaurant Among Winners Revealed in Wine Spectators August

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar at Grace Bay Club has been honored for the second year running for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards.“After first being recognized in 2016, we are humbled that Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar’s wine program was again recognized in 2017 after our exceptional team of wine experts spent a year continuing to perfect and refine our offerings,” said Nikheel Advani, COO & Principal of Grace Bay Resorts. “We are passionate about properly pairing wine with the outstanding, one-of-a-kind flavors of the Turks & Caicos Islands, which first and foremost aims to please our guests.”Kris Jackman, Sommelier at Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, was also lauded by Advani for his exceptional contributions to restaurant’s wine program. Jackman joined the resort this year after 7 years at the renowned Sandy Lane resort in Barbados.Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar won the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.“On behalf of Wine Spectator, I’m thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.The award marks another watershed moment for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ food and wine scene, which has been growing in prestige thanks in part to events such as the annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival. This year’s festival will be held in Nov 2 – 5 in Providenciales with Chefs Tiffany Derry, Victor Yu and Meherwan Irani, as well as winemakers Greg Stach, Tuck Beckstoffer, and Neil Collins.Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award.The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, and online at the newly minted, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the new Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.last_img read more

Opening Day SD Padres beat SF Giants 20

first_img Posted: March 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:20 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Padres start their season off by winning against the San Francisco Giants, 2-0.The first home run of the 2019 season was hit by Wil Myers, starting the game off 1-0.Wil Myers then with a single to drive Ian Kinsler, the Padres take the lead 2-0 in the 6th inning. Kaitlen Daigle Opening Day, SD Padres beat SF Giants 2-0 FINAL: Giants 0, #Padres 2#PadresWin #SDOpeningDay— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 28, 2019 Kaitlen Daigle, last_img read more

LinkedIn to partner with Oracle to attract engage and retain employees

first_imglinkedinREUTERSCloud major Oracle on Wednesday said it entered into a partnership with professional networking platform LinkedIn to help HR teams attract, engage and retain employees.A series of new integrations between Oracle’s Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) and Taleo Enterprise Edition, and LinkedIn, will help HR teams to grow their talent pool and increase career development opportunities, Oracle said.”The world of work is rapidly changing, and this is creating new opportunities and challenges for talent leaders,” Scott Roberts, Vice President of Business Development, LinkedIn, said in a statement.”We are excited to be working with Oracle to create better solutions to make hiring and developing talent as seamless and effective as possible,” Roberts added.The new integrations enable HR teams to take a holistic view of their talent’s experience, skills, and career aspirations in order to achieve a meaningful alignment between each employee’s job responsibilities and an organisation’s overall business objectives.They improve the candidate experience by enabling them to apply for a job via Oracle Recruiting Cloud or Taleo Enterprise Edition and identify and contact (via InMail) their LinkedIn connections who can best refer them for that job.”The rapidly changing global talent market is forcing organisations across industries to rethink how they attract, engage and retain employees,” said Nagaraj Nadendla, Group Vice President, Product Development, Oracle.last_img read more

DU teachers students protest BCL attacks

first_imgStudents and teachers of History department of Dhaka University form a human chain at the foot of Aparajeyo Bangla on the campus on Wednesday, 18 July 2018. Photo: UNBStudents and teachers of History department of Dhaka University on Wednesday formed a human chain at the foot of Aparajeyo Bangla on the campus protesting the assault on a student of the department.They also demanded security of the students on the campus and exemplary punishment of the attackers, reports UNB.Tanjir Hossain Sarker, a master’s student of the department, was among teachers and students who were allegedly assaulted by the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men recently while protesting the arrest of quota reform activists.Chhatra League is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).Condemning the assault as well as the passive role played by the university authorities, Mehedi Hasan, a student of the department said, “It is the responsibility of the university authority to ensure the security of its students. But, they failed to do so.”“Now, people in the country are being attacked for demanding their rights. When people stand to protest the attack carried out on them, they too become victims.”“If democracy is there in the country why people cannot stand for their rights?” he added.While speaking at the human chain, professor Mohammad Abul Kawser of the department urged the government to take necessary steps to consider the logical demand of the students.last_img read more

RKM president unveils exhibition art galleries

first_imgKolkata: Swami Smarananandaji, president Ramakrishna Math and Mission inaugurated the annual exhibition 2019 titled Bharat Parikrama of Swami Vivekananda at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture at Golpark on Monday.He also inaugurated two art galleries at the institute. The sketches were made of line drawing on Swamiji’s travels in India as a wandering monk after the death of Sri Ramakrishna in 1886 till he left for The United States to attend the World’s Parliament of Religions which was held in Chicago in 1893 have been made by Rathin Mitra. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMitra has donated 138 line drawings to the institute. Inspired by the philosophy of Swamiji since school days, the nonagenarian artist travelled extensively in the country and visited the places where Swamiji had visited before he left for the US. Swamiji stayed in the houses of the kings, senior government officials among others and interacted with people all walks of life. The exhibition tells the story of Swamiji as a wandering monk. In modern India Swamiji was the first person who travelled extensively in the country to know the rich heritage and culture of the ancient country and its people. It will be held till May 4 from 11am to 6pm except Sundays and holidays. It may be mentioned that a museum was recently inaugurated by Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary Ramakrishna math and Mission at Khetri in Rajasthan. The Raja of Khetri Ajit Singh was Swamiji’s disciple and the latter stayed in his palace. Mitra was born in Howrah in 1926. His works have been appreciated both in the country and abroad and exhibitions have been held in different parts in the country, including the Victoria memorial Hall. From the 1980s he started working on the heritage buildings of Kolkata and made their sketches. It was around this time when many of the landmark buildings in the city had been demolished to make room for high-rises.last_img read more