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first_imgRising West Indies leg-spin bowler Afy Fletcher has credited her improved form to more time spent working on her game. The Grenadian, a fringe player for quite a while, made the remarks following her standout performances in the team’s ongoing home series against England. The diminutive 29-year-old has so far claimed five wickets in the series following figures of three for 20 off 10 overs and two for 21 off 10 overs in the first two games, which were played at the Trelawny Stadium. The five-match series is level at 1-1 heading into Game Three, which will be played today at Sabina Park. “It’s just a whole lot of hard work that has got me to this stage,” said Fletcher. “I’ve spent a lot of time working on bowling with both my coaches back at home and with the West Indies team, and it’s good to see it paying off.” Fletcher, who has been used as first-change bowler thus far, has also expressed satisfaction at being referred to as a “go-to” bowler by captain Stafanie Taylor. “I see it as quite a compliment to be referred to as to a go-to player,” she said. “I guess the captain has a lot of confidence in my abilities, and it is just for me to repay her the best way I can. Fletcher has so far taken 21 wickets in 21 matches at an average of 19.52. Meanwhile, looking ahead of the third game of the series, Fletcher also believes the West Indies are in a good position, having assessed what the visitors have brought to the table so far. “The game should again be close, but we are very confident of our chances,” she said. “We are much more aware of their game and know our strengths, and if we should play to our strengths we should come out on top.” The series is scheduled to climax with the playing of the fourth and fifth matches on Sunday and next Wednesday at Sabina Park.last_img read more

first_imgSEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight 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 LATEST STORIES During the Games, the agency will provide 25 portable toilets, two accessible toilets, 10 water tanks, 16 garbage trucks, 40 road sweepers, 100 motorcycles equipped with trash cans and 450 garbage bins from Germany.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MPBL Tuesday games also cancelled Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Special attention will also be given to the city’s main thoroughfares, such as Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin, and several tourist spots in the city.Jakarta Environment Agency head Isnawa Adji said 1,000 city workers would also be deployed as part of an “environmental crew”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They will be in charge of monitoring and reminding Asian Games guests and spectators to keep the venues clean,” Isnawa said in a statement on Sunday.He added that the agency would ask small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and venue tenants to disseminate information about being environmentally friendly and reducing the use of plastic waste during the event. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The “orange troops” clear out ditches on March 2, 2017 along Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta by pulling out cable jackets that had clogged the waterway. (The Jakarta Post/Wienda Parwitasari)JAKARTA — The Jakarta Environment Agency is committed to keeping the city clean during the 2018 Asian Games. It has said it will deploy Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) officers, often referred to as “orange troops”, to all sporting venues, the athletes village and roads that will be used by athletes.Two city workers and a street sweeper will be positioned every 200 meters along non-toll roads to keep the streets free of trash.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

first_imgDay at Elks Lodge WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge, 13620 Whittier Blvd., will hold a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Friday and a champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The Dream Trio, which plays 50s and 60s-style music, will perform at the dance. Tickets are $17 per person. Brunch tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Hearing Center clinic is Feb. 15 LA MIRADA – The Whittier Hearing Center will provide help for people having difficulty communicating with loved ones due to hearing loss, at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants will learn communication techniques. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Travel Club to meet Feb. 19 WHITTIER – The YMCA Travel Club invites residents to its monthly meeting, to be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Whittier Uptown YMCA, 12510 Hadley St. Esten Grubb, Travel Club vice chairman, will discuss his trip around the world on the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. For more information, call (562) 693-8974. Seniors can see Tiny Tots show LA MIRADA – The Tiny Tots will perform for seniors at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Lunch will be served after the performance for a suggested donation of $2.25. Reservations must be made at least three days in advance. Reservations are taken between 8 and 10 a.m. For more information, call (562) 947-8787 or (562) 902-3160. SCAN schedules free massages LA MIRADA – The SCAN Health Plan will provide free neck and back massages from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Registration is required. Participants must be 55 or older and living without the assistance of a pacemaker or oxygen tank. For more information or to make reservations, call (562) 902-3160. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The city is now accepting applications from nonprofit groups interested in selling fireworks. The permit application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The City Council recently approved fireworks sales, which had been banned in Whittier for 20 years. Groups permitted to sell fireworks must submit a more detailed application that includes location, hours, signs/banners, power source, security arrangements and agreement to abide by the provisions of the city ordinance. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. VFW fundraiser dinner is Friday SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, will serve a beef stroganoff dinner to raise funds for veterans, from 5:30 to 8p.m. Friday. A donation of $5.95 is suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Enjoy Valentine’s last_img read more

first_imgKenneth and Sinead supporting Donegal in Cape Town – what a view!DONEGAL fans are EVERYWHERE! We know this because those clever people at Google send us maps every day showing the thousands of you abroad who log on to Donegal Daily.After pictures from Australia and America in recent days, one Donegal man decided to join in the All-Ireland Final build-up…from Africa.Kenneth McCorkell and Sinead Boyce are pictured on top of Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa in the picture above. And below back at sea level with Kenneth’s dad and sister during a trip down there.Says Kenneth: “Me and sinead boyce at cape agulas, the most southern tip of Africa with my father and sister, Esther and Thomas Mc Corkell while they were on holidays with us on south Africa.Meanwhile in Pettigo, there’s more painting going on….PETTIGO GOES GREEN AND GOLDDungloe man Mark Gallagher may be married to a Mayo woman – and he must rule the roost at their home in Ballindine. For here is Maura wearing her Donegal top! Hard to believe her dad actually played for Mayo in the 60s. Good woman Maura – free drinks all round the next time you’re in Dungloe!MAYO WOMAN MAURA GALLAGHERMark also made sure Stephen Rodgers – who we featured this week on his Mizen to Malin charity cycle – got a warm Donegal welcome when he cycled through Mayo. The two went to school together. Stephen completes his cycle to Malin Head today. Stephen Rodgers in Mayo – nearly there Stephen!We believe the obsession with Converse footwear is a bit mental – the power of marketing over the power of mind. But this pair is really special. They belong to Ciara McCafferty who got them signed by the Donegal team. Now they’re worth spending money on!No picture round-up would be complete without a goat!So here’s Sam The Goat – happy at home in Chicago, with Donegal lass Sinead FrielAltogether now…’We’ll build our own Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal.” COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY! was last modified: September 13th, 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)last_img read more

first_img 10 Best friends 10 10 So, Manchester United want Toni Kroos to form a dream partnership with Paul Pogba.The club couldn’t have picked a better man and no, talkSPORT.com is not talking about his brilliance on the ball. 10 10 4. London is only two hours on the train from Manchester, though Manchester, among other things, has the footy museum, a great music scene and some top beer (assuming he’s a sterotypical German and likes his amber nectar) Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos has been linked with a move to Manchester United They love the arrows at Old Trafford, too 10 Bet Kroos absolutely loved the World Cup opening ceremony There are even pictures of him singing karaoke. What Brit hasn’t sung a bit of ‘Sweet Caroline’ in their time?We probably shouldn’t have to explain this is all just a bit of fun, and a celebration of the man himself, but you’d be surprised by the lack of humour some people have. 10 10 10 10 If he moves to United, we’re sure someone will introduce him to The Stone Roses Kroos visits London at Christmas – someone should tell him Manchester’s Xmas markets are top notch 3. He likes Olly Murs, who loves Manchester United 2. His music tastes, while not everyone’s cup of tea, has a very English feel about it. And give him time, maybe he’ll discover The Stone Roses at Old Trafford. 5. He watches Wimbledon You see, the 28-year-old loves England and its culture. He’d fit right in at Old Trafford and here is the proof.1. The man loves his darts. This was his response to a question about his favourite city to visit Kroos visited Wimbledon to see Roger Federer in action last_img read more

first_imgA number of senior Sinn Fein members will gather in Donegal this weekend to discuss various aspects of the party’s future.A Sinn Féin spokesperson confirmed the Party’s National Director of Elections and National Organiser will join Donegal’s two Sinn Féin TDs Padraig MacLochlainn and Pearse Doherty to lay out key points of discussion for the coming years.Announcing details the Party spokesperson said “The wider Sinn Féin organisation in Donegal will congregate in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny at 4pm on Sunday in order to map out our strategy for the coming years. “The discussion will focus on the 2014 local and European elections, the upcoming Fiscal Treaty Referendum, and how the Party can best capture the momentum we have gained from last year’s elections and the hugely positive feedback the Party is receiving on the ground,” he said.He added that Sinn Féin in Donegal has never been stronger and there is a real energy within the Party to continue to build and move forward.“Sunday’s meeting will allow us develop a comprehensive strategy to guide Sinn Féin’s strategic focus for the coming years,” he added.  SINN FEIN TO MEET THIS WEEKEND TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF PARTY was last modified: March 1st, 2012 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:Sinn Feinlast_img read more

first_imgThe funeral of a woman killed in a crash on Saturday afternoon last will take place on Thursday.Siobhan Hutcheon, 38, from Ardmore, Muff, who was originally from Derry, died in the crash involving a car and a Bus Eireann coach. Three children were in the car with her as they travelled to a holiday caravan in Donegal.The late Siobhan Hutcheon. Pic by (NW Newspix)Two of them are being cared for at Altnagelvin Hospital, while the third is at the Royal Victoria Hospital.They are all in a stable condition. The driver of the bus was not injured.The accident happened near Newtowncunningham on the main Letterkenny Road on Saturday 3 May. Speaking on BBC Radio Foyle on Tuesday, Fr John Farren said Mrs Hutcheon’s parents and her husband, Warren, were deeply shocked by her sudden death.“Siobhan was a bright and bubbly girl, she was what we would call ‘civil’. She would have always had the first word, was full of craic and very friendly,” he said.Fr Farren said the children were improving and the family hoped that the boy who is in the Royal Victoria Hospital would soon be transferred to be with the others in Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry.He said the family were getting support to help them through a very difficult time.“It is impossible to understand the shock,” he said.“Warren’s wife and children had headed off for a holiday weekend down in a caravan in Kerrykeel and this news was very shocking.” Mrs Hutcheon’s funeral is due to take place in Muff, following by burial in Derry’s city cemetery.WOMAN KILLED IN DONEGAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TO BE BURIED THURSDAY was last modified: May 6th, 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:accidentdeathdonegalfuneralmuffNewtowncunninghamSiobhan Hutcheonlast_img read more

first_imgBANGKOK—Scientists have discovered a new type of the virus that causes a centuries-old pestilence, dengue. The surprising find, announced at a major dengue conference here today, is bound to complicate efforts to develop a vaccine against a tropical disease that is becoming a more pervasive global menace. But it could shed light on where the pathogen came from and whether it is evolving into a greater threat. The finding “may change the way we think about dengue virus evolution and emergence,” says Duane Gubler, a dengue expert at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.There is no vaccine or drug against dengue, which is spread by mosquitoes and causes fever and sometimes excruciating joint pain and muscle aches. Patients typically recover on their own, though severe cases need medical support. Occasionally, the illness progresses to dengue hemorrhagic fever, a potentially fatal complication in which blood leaks through vessel walls. A dengue infection confers lifetime immunity to that particular type. But subsequent infection with a second type increases the likelihood of serious illness. With that in mind, vaccine developers have strived to protect against all four types simultaneously.That may have gotten more challenging. By chance, researchers screening dengue viral samples found a virus collected during an outbreak in Malaysia’s Sarawak state in 2007 that they suspected was different from the four original serotypes. They sequenced the virus and found that it is phylogenetically distinct from the other four types. Experiments found that monkey antibodies produced against the new type differ significantly from those resulting from the previously known dengue viruses. “We discovered and characterized a new dengue serotype,” announced Nikos Vasilakis, a virologist at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, here today at the Third International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)”They’ve done a very good job in characterizing the virus, and it’s convincing that it is distinct from the other four,” says Thomas Scott, a dengue expert at the University of California, Davis.What it may mean for controlling dengue is unclear. So far, dengue 5 has been linked to only one outbreak in humans. Vasilakis suspects that it is circulating, possibly among macaques, in the forests of Sarawak. If it spreads, it could make human vaccine development more challenging. “We don’t need another complication in controlling dengue,” Scott says.Current efforts to rein in the disease are falling short. In talks here today, researchers from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand said that despite control programs launched in the 2000s, dengue cases are increasing, though the death toll is down thanks to better management of severe cases. “Dengue is spreading from urban to rural areas and to countries, such as Nepal, where it has not been seen before,” said Samlee Plianbangchang, the World Health Organization Southeast Asia regional director. The annual global incidence, close to 390 million cases, is about three times the burden previously estimated, researchers reported in April in Nature.Despite a recent setback in vaccine development, Plianbangchang said that projects in the pipeline have researchers “looking forward to a vaccine in the near future.” But he adds that a vaccine will complement, not replace, efforts to contain dengue through mosquito control and public awareness. “Dengue will be with us for many years and could get worse,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementMichelle Sung Wie (born October 11, 1989) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.At age 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship.Wie also became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for an LPGA Tour event.She turned professional shortly before her 16th birthday in 2005, accompanied by an enormous amount of publicity and endorsements.She won her first major at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.Wie won several other Hawaiian local and junior events during the years 2000 through 2002.Wie played her first professional event while still an amateur in February 2002.Prior to her first win in a professional tournament, on November 15, 2009, she played in a total of 80 professional events as either an amateur or a professional.On June 22, 2014, Wie won her fourth LPGA Tour event and first major championship, the U.S. Women’s Open.She was tied for the lead with Amy Yang after 54 holes at two-under-par.She double-bogeyed the 16th hole to fall within one shot of Stacy Lewis, but birdied the next hole and parred the last hole for a final round par-70 to win by two strokes over Lewis.Image Courtesy –  Michelle Wie (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Dickensian fog obscuring Wembley’s arch hardly looked a portent of a golden era for England’s national team as new manager Gareth Southgate spent his first day in the job trying to provide some cheer on Thursday.On the field English football remains at a low ebb in the wake of their Euro 2016 debacle while off it depressing allegations of child abuse have rocked the sport. (Gareth Southgate confirmed as England manager)It was hardly an uplifting backdrop for the 46-year-old to begin life as permanent manager, having signed a four-year deal on Wednesday, yet Southgate did his best to lift the mood, talking of his great expectations for a job dubbed a poisoned chalice.”There are great expectations that come with this job and I’m looking forward to embracing that,” said Southgate, who impressed the FA’s hierarchy during a four-match ‘audition’ as interim manager in the wake of Sam Allardyce’s 67-day tenure.”I’ve had a great insight over the last few weeks into what the job entails. I don’t think any job is impossible. Some are more difficult than others, some are more complex, and this is certainly one of those.”Now is a great moment to step forward and help our country in what should be a very exciting period.”Southgate enjoyed a relatively successful period in charge of England’s under 21s — fast-tracking several players into the senior squad. The level of scrutiny he will be under is about to go off the scale though and he was already facing some tough questions from the media on Thursday.advertisementHigh on the agenda was captain Wayne Rooney’s now infamous “night off” after England’s World Cup qualifying victory over Scotland last month.Southgate, who insisted there was no “break clause” in his contract following the 2018 World Cup, offered measured support for Rooney, who was photographed after a late-night drinking session at the team’s hotel.”Wayne Rooney is the England captain, I’ve said that since the beginning of the interim period,” Southgate said. “I think what is also clear is that I only selected him to start in two of the four games that we’ve had.”I don’t think laying down the law is necessary for this group of players. There has to be trust between coach and players but there need to be guidelines and players need to take leadership in that.”We need an environment and culture around the team that will enable us to perform at our very best.”If we think we are good enough to play the best teams in the world and give ourselves a slight handicap along the way, then good luck with that.”Southgate’s first task, and the most straightforward, will be to complete the job of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.The hard part will be trying to end England’s chronic failure to make an impact at major tournaments.He said his role was partly that of “psychologist” trying to allow players to perform for England as they do for their clubs.”One of the keys is to create a culture like we had with the under 21s where playing for England is something to look forward to and they feel relaxed enough to perform at their very best,” Southgate said.Southgate’s next match will be a friendly in Germany, followed by a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.”We mustn’t take qualification for granted, we have to keep our eye on the ball, we have not always qualified,” Southgate said. “Our aim is to go beyond what we have done in the last couple of tournaments.”last_img read more