November 17

India in love with London, hope they practice from Tuesday: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar said Virat Kohli and his men needed to get out of London and reach Nottingham as early as possible to start preparing for the third Test at Trent Bridge which starts from August 18.India are 0-2 down in the five-match series after losing by 35 runs at Edgbaston and an innings and 159 runs at Lord’s. Gavaskar was critical of India’s lack of preparations and wondered why the team did not play an extra warm-up match ahead of the Test series.India have been in England for over a month playing T20I and ODI series but they played only one three-day match before reaching Birmingham for the first Test. And now, a day after a humiliating defeat, the Indian team was still in London, instead of making its way to Nottingham to prepare for the crucial third Test.The team will travel to the venue of the third Test on Wednesday and Gavaskar did not understand why.Also read – Virat Kohli after innings defeat at Lord’s: We were outplayed and deserved to lose”I can understand they have taken the day off today.. they are still licking the wounds of the defeat at Lord’s but they should have been planning to leave for Nottingham after today which would have been the last day of the Lord’s Test and practice from tomorrow,” Gavaskar told India Today.Sunday gym done right pic.twitter.com/KgAcphzHAbhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 23, 2018The Hustle is easier when the company is Great. @hardikpandya7:: @KaranSinghvi pic.twitter.com/YYCNP8ulG4K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 18, 2018″But clearly as we have seen from the start of the ODI series, they are in love with London. You cannot get practice facilities in London as easily as you would in Nottingham – I hope they practice from Tuesday. And there should be no optional practice. Everybody needs to get down to practice There’s no such thing as optional practice when you are 0-2 down,” he said.”You don’t just need net practice but practice matches also. One should strive for practice games between third and fourth Test as well when there is space. There may possibly be some new players coming in after third Test and they need some practice time as well. These things have to be thought about. I have been saying this since January when the South Africa tour was lost. But perhaps we are old fashioned, who don’t understand modern day cricket,” he said.Also read – India handed humiliating defeat by ruthless England at Lord’sGavaskar said the morale in the Indian dressing-room would be undoubtedly low now but said there was no reason why India could not fight back if they played some really good cricket. However, he was happy Virat Kohli sounded positive about his chances of playing in the third Test despite battling a stiff back.”The morale of the team would be low if you are 0-2 down. If they play out of their skins, they can still win the next three Tests. It won’t be easy to beat England. But the good news is that Virat is confident of playing in the next Test.Also read – Virat Kohli suffers biggest Test defeat as captain”Virat Kohli has to assess his injury himself.. whether to take the risk or not.. But if I were the captain, I would want Kohli to play even if he’s 50 per cent fit. He’s such a crucial element. He has to play unless he can’t bend or walk.””At the end of the day he has to decide how much pain can he bear. For me Virat has to play.”Gavaskar also wants India to play an extra batsman in the third Test at Nottingham.”I don’t think there will be any more room to play two spinners except at the Oval. I think it makes sense to bring in Karun Nair as extra batsman at No.6; particularly because, Virat is also not 100 per cent. Also when you have lost two Tests and are mentally down, someone who has not been part of a losing eleven may be in better space. I would also want Rishabh Pant to come in place of Dinesh Karthik with the gloves to add some depth,” he said.last_img read more

September 17

Bret Downgraded to Tropical Wave and Tropical Storm Cindy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 21, 2017 – Nassau – ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTIONBRET DEGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL WAVEAT 5PM, THE REMNANTS OF BRET WERE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.0°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 67.3° WEST OR ABOUT 115 MILES EAST OF CURACAO.THE REMNANTS ARE RAPIDLY MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 22 MPH AND THIS MOTION WILL CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.THESE WINDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SQUALLS TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.THIS IS THE LAST NEXT NEWS ITEM ON THIS SYSTEM.TROPICAL STORM CINDY MEANDERING OVER THE CENTRAL GULF. HEAVY RAINFALL COULD PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COASTAT 5PM, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CINDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.7°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 90.6° WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES SOUTH OF THE MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA.CINDY HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY FOR THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS, BUT A NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO RESUME TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH- NORTHWEST AND THEN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF CINDY WILL APPROACH THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS LATE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND MOVE INLAND OVER SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS ON THURSDAY.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.#magneticmedianews#tropicalstormcindy Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tropicalstormcindylast_img read more

September 17

Top Performers in Hospitality to be awarded at 10th Annual Star Awards

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 07, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) will launch an all-new event format as the organization prepares to award the island’s top performers in the hospitality industry at the 10th Annual Star Awards later this month.  For the first time, nominees in 18 categories will be honored across two events: a ‘Cocktail Soiree’ for all nominees will be held at 6pm on February 8th at Treasure Beach, Beaches Turks & Caicos, followed by the official 10th Annual Star Awards ceremony scheduled for 6pm on February 22nd at the Croquet Lawn, The Palms Turks & Caicos which will honor the top three (3) finalists in each category.  Entertainment for both events will be provided by Prime DJs.The 19 prestigious awards up for grabs this year include: the Heart of Hospitality Award ; the Ambassador Award; TCHTA’s Shining Star; Employee of the Year; Supervisor of the Year; Manager of the Year; Housekeeper of the Year; Bartender of the Year; Chef of the Year; Executive Chef of the Year; Hotel of the Year; Hotelier of the Year; Restaurant of the Year; Taxi Driver of the Year; Entertainer of the Year; TCHTA Allied Member Restaurant of the Year; and the Allied Member of the Year. Nominations have been submitted from the association’s 200 members and will be revealed soon.Half of the nominations are voted on by an independent panel of judges – people selected because of their standing and understanding of the industry, and the other half are voted on by the members.  Winners are kept top secret and not announced until the night of the event.A new category being introduced this year, the “Above and Beyond Award” will be given to 15 members of the community who are considered ‘hurricane heroes’, going above and beyond the call of duty to help and aid others in the aftermath of last year’s storms.  These individuals were nominated by the public and will receive their awards at the February 22nd event.Members of the public are encouraged to join in the celebrations by purchasing a ticket from the TCHTA. For more information regarding the 10th Annual Star Awards, contact the TCHTA via phone at (649) 941-5787 or email [email protected] or [email protected] You may also connect with the TCHTA via Facebook or Twitter for an opportunity to win a ticket to the event.last_img read more

September 17

BIA Cares hosts annual holiday bike drive

first_img November 28, 2018 Posted: November 28, 2018 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 Building Industry Association of San Diego is in the midst of its holiday bike drive.The members of the association, which includes many people who help plan, design and build in San Diego, started a philanthropic arm called BIA Cares more than 20 years ago.2018 marks their 23rd year of the holiday bike drive.BIA Cares will begin delivering the bikes to local charities this week. KUSI Newsroom, BIA Cares hosts annual holiday bike drivecenter_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:40 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 13

Eleven Bases Vie for New Air Tankers

first_imgEleven installations are in the running to host the KC-46 air refueling tanker in the Air Force’s next round of selection, lawmakers said last week.The installations, according to a release from Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), are Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; Dover AFB, Del.; Dyess AFB, Texas; Fairchild AFB, Wash.; Grand Forks AFB, N.D.; Joint Base Charleston, S.C.; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Little Rock AFB, Ark.; MacDill AFB, Fla.; Scott AFB, Ill.; and Travis AFB, Calif.The Air Force will narrow the list of approved candidates in the spring and likely will make a final basing decision by the end of the year, said Jeff Sagnip, a spokesman for Smith. Boeing is manufacturing the next generation aerial refueling tankers.“Three years ago, the joint base narrowly lost out on becoming the first National Guard base to host the KC-46 tankers — making it to the final round after the original 80 installations were reviewed,” said Smith, who represents a large portion of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.One of the New Jersey installation’s primary advantages is its proximity to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where the tankers are primarily used, Sagnip told the Asbury Park Press. “It would be a superb fit,” Sagnip said. “We’re ideally located. It’s the shortest distance between Europe and the Middle East.”In a news conference at MacDill on Thursday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke about the Air Force tankers, but declined to speculate about MacDill’s chances of hosting the new aircraft, reported the Tampa Tribune.“The Air Force is looking nationwide for optimal locations,” Carter said.“This announcement shows just how hard MacDill leaders, the bipartisan Tampa Bay congressional delegation and the Tampa Bay community have worked to demonstrate that the base has room to grow as the Air Force modernizes its mission structure,” Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), who represents MacDill, said in a press release. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

September 13

Senate Inches Closer to Agreement on FY17 CR

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Negotiations over a fiscal 2017 stopgap measure needed to keep the government open when the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1 are “largely done,” according to one senator participating in the talks, but as of Wednesday night there was no indication that an agreement had been reached. Earlier in the day, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said the negotiations were wrapping up, reported CQ Roll Call. Other lawmakers, however, insisted a deal should not be expected yet.“There’s been a lot of back and forth,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas). “I just don’t think [Democrats] are in a big hurry to do this because they’d like to keep all of our 2016ers here and not back home campaigning. So it’s pretty predictable.”The Senate on Tuesday advanced the continuing resolution (CR) even without an agreement on the final text, voting to limit debate on a motion to proceed to the expected legislative vehicle for the measure. A second procedural vote is scheduled for Thursday. Negotiators reportedly have reached agreement to include emergency funding to combat Zika, with lawmakers agreeing to remove language barring Planned Parenthood affiliates in Puerto Rico from receiving federal funds. The CR is expected to run through Dec. 9 and include a full-year FY 2017 spending bill for military construction and Veterans Affairs.last_img read more