Cameron: WI cricket on the rise again

first_img Revival process KOLKATA, India (CMC): Embattled West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron believes the region’s recent success on the international stage shows that West Indies cricket is on the rise again. He has also given the assurance that the recent pay dispute with players has been “amicably settled”. He was speaking on Friday after West Indies beat tournament favourites India on Thursday to reach the final of the Twenty20 World Cup for the second time in three competitions. West Indies Women also advanced to the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time when they defeated New Zealand Women also on Thursday. And with the Under-19 Windies side having captured the ICC Youth World Cup earlier this year, Cameron said it was proof that West Indies cricket was “headed in the right direction.” “It is the beginning of the revival process,” Cameron told the Times of India newspaper. “We have put in place a robust system that will take some more time to churn out the results we want. The success of our U-19, ladies and men’s team proves that we are headed in the right direction”. Once World champions, West Indies have slipped to the bottom of international cricket in recent years, following poor results, especially in the Test and one-day formats. They are ranked number eight in Tests, the lowest of all major cricket nations and only above Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, and are ninth in ODIs, resulting in their non-qualification for next year’s Champions Trophy in England. However, Cameron said the WICB had made key structural changes which would see the continued rise of West Indies cricket. “Before 2005, we had an amateurish set-up in first-class cricket, where players only got to play just five four-day matches in a season. We have now replaced that with a professional set-up and players get to play at least 10 matches,” the Jamaican explained. He added: “We have 15 players who are currently contracted to the WICB. Besides this, we have 90 others who are contracted to the six regional franchises. The franchise teams currently compete in the four-day WICB Professional League as well as the one-day WICB Super 50 Tournament. “Currently, 11 women players are centrally contracted. They played some good cricket to get into the WT20 final for the first time and we hope they will go all the way.”last_img read more

Athletes leave Cameron Blazers

first_img “He (Cameron) has a strong personal relationship with (Javere) Bell in particular, and I know that he wishes him all the best and would want to see the very best from him wherever he decides to go or whatever decision he takes,” added Anderson, who is also an official at the Cameron Blazers club. “The focus this year is to keep a small group and focus on individuals, especially in the quarter-mile events. The determination is to focus all the energy towards getting everyone in the group to a world-beater level,” Anderson said. “Mr Cameron is happy with the present make-up of the group. There is a nice mix of youth and experience, and the efforts will be geared towards ensuring that the excitement of the youth is guided by the knowledge of those who are more experienced.” In addition to Hyde and James, the group also consists of the likes of Kaliese Spencer and Christine Day. Noted coach Bert Cameron has offered best wishes to his long-time charge Javere Bell and Bobby-Gaye Wilkins-Gooden after the pair’s decision to part ways with his Cameron Blazers set-up ahead of the new season. Bell, who travelled to Rio de Janeiro as a member of Jamaica’s Olympic contingent, is believed to be headed to the Racers Track Club, with Wilkins-Gooden reportedly joining the Akan outfit. Marvin Anderson, one of Cameron’s close advisers, speaking on behalf of the veteran coach, confirmed the departures, while pointing out the club’s focus going forward. Founded in 2012 by Cameron, the 1983 world champion over 400m, the club has enjoyed moderate success, with last season bringing the latest high point at the World Under-20 Championships, where Jaheel Hyde retained his 400m hurdles title, with Tiffany James also claiming gold in the women’s 400m. Notwithstanding, there have been certain letdowns as well, a point that Anderson admitted is not lost on Cameron. “Along the way, there have been some disappointments, and when that happens, people will have to evaluate the situation, and in doing so, he (Cameron) was informed that Javere Bell will be moving on,” Anderson said. “Also, in July, Bobby-Gaye Wilkins-Gooden informed him that she would be moving on.” Wilkins-Gooden, a Pan American and NACAC medallist in the 400m and 4x400m, has been part of the Cameron Blazers Club for the better part of two years but has failed to make headway in her career. Cameron has been guiding Bell, who won the national 400m title in 2013 and qualified for the semi-finals at the World Championships in Moscow a few weeks later, for the last five seasons. STRONG RELATIONSHIPlast_img read more

Lampard could return for Manchester City against West Ham

first_imgFrank Lampard could return for Manchester City’s visit to West Ham on Saturday.The 36-year-old missed the Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night after suffering a thigh muscle injury in last weekend’s Premier League victory over Tottenham.But Manuel Pellegrini has not ruled out the midfielder making an appearance against the Hammers, although he is understood to have only an outside chance of being fit for the clash with his former club.Meanwhile, it has emerged that City’s new state-of-the-art training centre could be used by Lampard’s club New York City FC for a pre-season camp in January.That could benefit City by allowing the midfielder to extend his loan spell at the Etihad deeper in to the new year than was first envisaged.The new MLS franchise is part-owned by City’s owner Sheikh Mansour and the new Etihad Campus in Manchester, built at a cost of £200million, is one of a number of options for New York City as a base for pre-season training.Sources say that Lampard’s loan spell will play no part in any decision of the venue for the training camp, however.Lampard was voted City’s player of the month for September by fans and has scored a number of important goals for the club, including a dramatic equaliser against his old club Chelsea.He also won a penalty against Tottenham last weekend before limping out of the game.City boss Manuel Pellegrini said last week he was not surprised by how well Lampard has been performing.“For me it is maybe not a surprise because I know his quality,” said the City manager.“When you are the age of Frank Lampard you are not able to play three games in a week but when you have so great a player, you can resolve a lot of problems that we have during the game and I think that Frank is doing these duties at this moment. I am very happy with him.” Frank Lampard 1last_img read more

Council sends out gritters as severe ice and snow warning given

first_imgDonegal County Council is to send out its fleet of gritters to all primary routes across the county tonight.The gritters are to treat all routes from 8pm onwards.It follows heavy falls of snow in Munster, Leinster and in other counties. Met Eireann has issued an ice and snow warning for overnight and until 9am tomorrow warning.It is thought that Donegal may escape the worst of the weather but ice is expected tomorrow morning on some routes.Many sorting fixtures have been cancelled in Munster and Leinster while driving conditions have been described as ‘hazardous’ in parts of Kildare.Council sends out gritters as severe ice and snow warning given was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalicesnowWarninglast_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Swansea 1

first_imgRob Green’s mistake eight minutes into his debut gifted Swansea the lead at Loftus Road.The QPR goalkeeper should have gathered Michu’s tame left-footed shot comfortably but instead allowed the ball to squirm through his hands and into the net.Jamie Mackie was then presented with a great chance to equalise after Adel Taarabt’s shot ricocheted into his path.Keeper Michel Vorm was able to parry Mackie’s close-range effort and the loose ball was hacked away from near the line by Chico Flores.Junior Hoilett also missed an opportunity to score, heading wide from a cross by fellow debutant Fabio, before a 25-yarder from Taarabt was well saved by Vorm.Rangers dominated most of the half but were twice rescued by the woodwork shortly before the break.First Ashley Williams headed against the crossbar after Green had been caught out by Jonathan de Guzman’s left-wing corner.Then, after Green again struggled to deal with a high ball, Michu’s volley from the edge of the six-yard box also struck the bar.See also:The QPR v Swansea City quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Augustyn tackles top SA MTB race

first_img15 October 2013South African John-Lee Augustyn, who took a break from professional bicycle racing to recover fully from hip surgery, has begun his comeback in his home country and will line up for the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Sunday.The former Barloworld and Sky rider has teamed up with multiple South African women’s road champion and Athens Olympian, Anriette Schoeman, in the mixed category to tackle the tough seven-day 550-kilometre race. The pair will race as Team TREAD/32GI.Augustyn has started all three of road cycling’s Grand Tours – the Tour of Italy, Tour de France and Tour of Spain – during his career. At the age of 21, racing for Team Barloworld, he finished 45th in the 2008 Tour de France, showing moments of brilliance on some of the race’s biggest climbs and signalling the promise of a great career.SurgeryHe then raced for Team Sky in 2010 and 2011, but a crash he had suffered in the 2007 Tour of Portugal, which saw Augustyn break the very top of his femur, where it joins the hip, began to hinder him, eventually reaching a point where he required hip resurfacing surgery in 2011. He tried to return to racing in 2012, but realised he needed a longer recovery period and took an indefinite break.Augustyn and his Italian wife Greta Tonoli have been living in Adro, near Milan, where Greta is a fashion designer. Since June, he has been training in Italy in an effort to regain his best form and secure a professional road team contract for 2014.“I’ve been training consistently for the past four months and am happy to report that I have had no injury or health problems. The longer recovery period worked out well, but now I’m itching to get back into the racing scene,” Augustyn said in a statement on Monday.Recent formOn the weekend, he finished fourth at the MTN Crater Cruise on Saturday, a 103km mountain bike marathon in the Free State. He was the main protagonist in the race, which attracted South Africa’s top marathon racers, and he also claimed the King of the Mountains’ prize.“It felt good to go hard again. I didn’t have any team support and misjudged the hot, dry conditions so ran short on fluids and suffered in the last 10 kays, but I’m definitely feeling like the old me again and just need some race-conditioning now,” Augustyn smiled after the race.“Riding the Cape Pioneer Trek in a mixed team will allow me to get into a racing mind-set, but with little pressure.“Anriette has had a great road racing career, but she’s very new to mountain bike racing. She is more a sprinter and I’m more a climber. She is short and I am tall, so we’re going to just enjoy every stage of one of South Africa’s best mountain bike events and see how it goes. Maybe we’ll get a stage podium or two.”‘Crazy’“It’s crazy that one of the most talented bicycle racers ever to come out of South Africa is toiling away on the roads and trails of Italy far from any kind of spotlight, especially when he’s ready to begin racing at the top level again,” said Sean Badenhorst, editor of TREAD Magazine, who arranged for Augustyn’s return to South Africa.“Sure, he won’t be winning the Cape Pioneer Trek, but he’ll be gaining all important confidence and exposure.“John-Lee and the late Burry Stander raced head-to-head as youngsters on both road and mountain bikes, raising the overall standard of South African racing as they grew up. We’ve lost Burry, but we must appreciate and support John-Lee, who many believe still has his best racing years ahead of him,” added Badenhorst.Potential podium contendersOther potential podium contenders on the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek mixed category start list are the 2012 winners, Jennie Stenerhag, a former Swedish national road champion, and Craig Gerber (Asrin Cycling 2); Nizaam Esa and 2011 women’s Cape Pioneer Trek champion, Catherine Williamson (Asrin Cycling 3); and Gerhard Ebersohn and Christine Janse van Rensburg (Peptosport).Also lining up in the mixed division is former South African marathon champion, Cherise Stander, the widow of Burry Stander, and her father, Andre Taylor, in the iride4burry team.The Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek starts on Sunday, 20 October with a 14.8km prologue time trial at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, near Oudtshoorn.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Experience Cortland GeoTour (GT21)

first_imgECGT – Hannah’s Stump GC4320Y“Say yes or I jump!” Those could have been Hannah’s last words, but they weren’t. Isaac Bloomer dropped to his knee below the precipice over which Hannah’s stump leaned. Right then and there Isaac proposed marriage to save the poor girl’s life. At least that’s how the early 19th-century tale goes, and it very well may be true. Town records show that Hannah Towbridge of Gridley Hollow and Isaac Bloomer were married and likely lived an abundant pioneer farm life. Twentieth century locals embraced and reported the legend of Hannah’s Stump, as well as the good berry picking and camping that could be found at the base of the cliff and adjunct to the winding road and stream. The road was eventually straightened and the physical location of Hannah’s stump vanished to progress. Regardless, if a geocacher looks upstream through the new bridge and to the stone embankment, one might conjure up the essence of Hannah’s Stump.Hannah’s StumpECGT – Last One Room Schoolhouse GC433R1This scenic hamlet includes the original home of The Glen Haven School and Public Library. In the early days, a large resort hotel attracted visitors arriving on the southern end of Skaneateles Lake by steamboat.  The school was the last functioning one-room schoolhouse in Cortland County. Down the road and nearby this geocache one can find the Fair Haven Marina, the Glen Haven Inn, and some excellent fishing. Grout Brook, which flows into the south end of Skaneateles Lake, is a premier rainbow trout fishing spot, especially in early spring when trout head upstream to spawn. Bring a canoe, fishing pole, your curiosity, and perhaps dinner money to enjoy this “secret” hideaway.Last One Room SchoolhouseECGT – Field of Dreams GC43D18This geocache locale shares views of the town ball field, the local cemetery, old Route 26, town hall, and the vacant spot that was once the legendary landmark Brown Beaver Inn. Excellent fishing can be found nearby on the Otselic River. The Willet Ball Field grandstand was built in the early 1940s from salvaged lumber from the old icehouse at the former Reed Ice Cream Plant. The hunt for this geocache required climbing the actual grandstand. Field of DreamsECGT – The Crossroads GC5VDTKThe Crossroads is the location of the Town Hall, a lovely park with picnic tables, a basketball court, and a perfect old time swimming hole. Bring your swim gear (or not).Amish farmers can be seen on a summer day working the fields the way the original settlers would. They are the most recent immigrants to the area and are commonly seen riding their horses and buggies. If it’s laundry day, a drive down the road past one Amish farm will yield a wonderful display of dungarees of all sizes arranged by size on an endless clothesline.PrizesFind all 20 caches, fill in your map, and you earn an official Experience Cortland GeoTour hat and Cortland County pin!What geocachers are sayingWe knew so little of this region before the GeoTour, but now we feel like we’ve been in every nook and cranny of Cortland County. This GeoTour exposed us to the beauty of this part of New York State and the Finger Lakes Region. — ajlepelLoved the story surrounding the location and the container was brilliant. Great use of the space and resources. — Fur007Traveled to Cortland County do the Geotour. We really enjoyed this series and due to all of them being quick stop and grabs it was a great thing to do for the kids. It took us about 8 hours but that was our time with stops for visits, food, and gas along with a few other caches in the area. Due to us being there on a Sunday, most places to visit were closed but it also made for a very quiet/relaxing day. — 0;)Angel SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 15): GeoToursJune 18, 2018In “Community”Cache 4 Coins GeoTour (GT6B)May 3, 2018In “GeoTours”West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourSeptember 18, 2015In “GeoTours” The Experience Cortland GeoTour started in 2012 and is still popular among geocachers today. People have traveled from neighboring counties and states to find all 20 caches. The tour is also an opportunity for locals to rediscover hidden spots. Along the way you’ll pass local favorites like a farmer’s market, vegetable stand, drive-in, and distillery, making the Experience Cortland GeoTour worthy of more than just a one-day adventure.Find out more about the Experience Cortland GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Location:Cortland County, in the heart of New YorkFavorite Points:105The Experience Cortland GeoTour will take you to the lesser known spots throughout Cortland County, New York.Experience Cortland GeoTourKnown for rolling hills, gorges, and bird-watching, Cortland County is worth more than just a day trip. In the spring and summer, visitors can stop for a mid-day plunge at one of the many swimming holes and spend the afternoon exploring local vineyards. In the fall, the forests come alive with autumn colors, the apples are ripe for picking, and the hot apple cider is supreme. Planning a trip for winter? Pack your skis and plan to spend a day at a nearby ski resort. Recommended Cacheslast_img read more

Claire Diaz-Ortiz on The Mentoring Process And The Power of Mentoring – Episode #87

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:46 — 24.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWe’ve all heard of mentoring, but do we really understand what it is and how it can work powerfully in life and business? Claire Díaz-Ortiz is the co-author of “The One Minute Mentor” with Ken Blanchard and is In The Arena with Anthony on this episode to discuss the mentoring process, how to find a mentor, and how to benefit the most from a mentoring relationship. Claire is an author, speaker, and technology innovator who has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. Claire was an early employee at Twitter, where she was hired to lead corporate social innovation. This episode is packed with powerful insights and tips, so be sure you take the time to listen.Claire Diaz-Ortiz On The Mentoring Process And The Power Of Mentoring – Episode 87 Click To TweetWhen should you seek out a mentor?Mentors are not the last resort option or even like a coach. A mentor is a skilled person who you admire in particular areas who agrees to come alongside you to help you grow in that specific area. Once you understand that concept you discover that it’s possible to have a number of mentors at the same time, each one contributing to your life in a specific area. So when should you seek out a mentor? Whenever you have an area of your life that you would like specific help with. On this episode of In The Arena, Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares insights from her new book, “The One Minute Mentor.”How can you find the best mentor for you?There are hurdles to finding good mentors, simply because those who are successful enough to serve you well as a mentor will also be the people who are already in high demand. Begin looking for a mentor by identifying your specific area of need and then observing who is in your circle who is strong in that area. Once you have a list of candidates, refine your own understanding of your need so you will be able to approach mentor candidates with clarity and precision when it comes to describing exactly what you’re looking for. Find out more tips for locating and connecting with a great mentor on this episode, with Claire Diaz-Ortiz.How can you find the best mentor for you?Click To TweetCross-generational mentoring is a powerful personal growth tool.Much of the wisdom you lack at any given time in life is due to the fact that you simply don’t have the experience you need – yet. But there are others in your field who have already fought those battles. They’ve already crossed those bridges – and typically, they are going to be of a different generation than you. On this episode of In The Arena, Anthony chats with Claire Diaz-Ortiz, co-author of the new book, “The One Minute Mentor.” Anthony and Claire spend a good deal of their conversation talking about the benefits of cross-generational mentoring, so make sure you don’t miss their chat.Honesty and vulnerability are vital to the mentoring process.No mentoring relationship will reach its full potential if either the mentor or the mentee is unwilling – for any reason – to be transparent. It’s the real life struggles and difficulties of life that highlight the areas where we most need to grow. They are also the places where the greatest lessons are learned. When a mentor and mentee allow their mentoring process to be enriched by their own honesty, amazing benefits come to both of them. Find out how to implement a very clear and powerful mentoring process with your mentor, on this episode of In The Arena.Honesty and vulnerability are vital to the mentoring processClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Why mentoring and the art surrounding it are so fascinating to Anthony. Why Claire was so interested in writing this book. In what situations should you seek out a mentor, and how can you find one? The power of cross-generational mentoring. The mentee’s responsibility in the relationship. What is meant by 1 minute mentoring? Why mentoring relationships must include honesty and vulnerability. Claire’s predictions regarding the future of Twitter.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://clairediazortiz.com/Claire on LinkedInClaire on Twitter0062429302 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeWhen should you seek out a mentor?Click To TweetCross-generational mentoring is a powerful personal growth toolClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

How to Think About Rejection

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now You are not being rejected. You are being told no. These two things are very different.If you are dating someone for years, and you believe that your relationship is going to continue, and the person you love refuses your marriage proposal, you have been rejected. It’s personal. The person to whom you proposed has made a decision that you are absolutely not the kind of person with whom they want to spend the rest of their life. See, they know you well enough to reject you.When you call someone to ask them for their time, your request is being rejected, but you are not personally being rejected. Your dream client doesn’t know you well enough to reject you personally. They are simply telling you no.The no you hear isn’t personal. It is simply feedback. The no answer to your request means your dream client does not believe that the time you are asking for isn’t what you offered in trade (see The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales for more on Trading Value). Because they didn’t hear a strong enough value proposition, they are refusing your offer.Improving your approach means paying attention to this feedback that the no provides you so you can sharpen your message and try again. This is something that you will not do if you sit and wallow in your sorrow because you feel that you were personally rejected. Listen, you don’t have the kind of relationship with a prospect that makes a no to a meeting request a rejection, so don’t be so sensitive.Later on, after you’ve won some clients, you’ll get to feel rejection when your client decides to work with your competitor because they feel that you have been complacent and believed you were impossible to replace. Your client will feel a little something when they inform you that they’ve gone with your competitor, and it will feel a lot more like rejection, but know that this too is just a form of feedback.last_img read more

Mirwaiz, Malik held in Srinagar to foil Army headquarters march

first_imgPolice arrested Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Monday in Srinagar to foil separatists’ march towards the Army headquarters to protest against the killing of seven civilians during the Pulwama operation on Saturday.Mr. Malik, who had gone underground, was detained by a team of policemen when the separatist and his supporters alighted near Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area and started a march towards the Badamibagh area. The area houses the headquarters of the Army’s 15 Corps and is just seven km away from the spot. Mr. Malik and his supporters were wearing white dresses with a slogan: “Kill us all.”Mirwaiz condemnsIn a separate crackdown, the police arrested the Mirwaiz outside his residence at Srinagar’s Naseembagh. “It is preposterous to brand civilians as overground workers and terrorists. The Government of India has overplayed the terrorist, Pakistan proxy and instigators card. The world sees ever growing graph of atrocities and massacres of Kashmiris, who are only asking for a just and peaceful resolution of the dispute,” said the Mirwaiz.Syed Ali Geelani, chairman of a Hurriyat faction, was also placed under house arrest.In Jammu, Peoples Democratic Party leaders, including Yawar Mir, Firdous Tak and Aijaz Mir, held a demonstration inside the Civil Secretariat and demanded an “end to the bloodshed.”Roads sealedThe authorities sealed all the roads leading to the Army headquarters and imposed restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles in the old city and south Kashmir’s Pulwama, in the wake of the separatists’ call.The shutdown affected the life for third consecutive day on Monday in the Valley. Tension surged after three militants and seven civilians were left dead in the Army operation in Pulwama on Saturday.Police’s claimLocals alleged civilians were killed hours after the operation was called off and “were targeted deliberately during clashes.” The police said the “mob came dangerously close” to the security forces engaged in the operation near the encounter site. It was the highest civilian casualties near an encounter site this year.The State Human Rights Commission has asked the security agencies to submit “a factual report on Pulwama incident.”last_img read more