Cricket News Arise, Sir Alastair Cook: Former England skipper gets special honour ahead of New Year

first_imgNew Delhi: Alastair Cook has shattered plenty of records in his 12-year career for the England cricket team. There was a massive void in the cricketing world when he announced his retirement from the international arena during the final Test against India at The Oval in September this year. However, the left-handed opening batsman, who played a vital role in England’s ascension as the top Test side in the middle of the first decade, is all set to get a special honour on New Year’s Day. Cook, nicknamed the Chef, is all set to be rechristened as Sir Alastair Cook as he will be awarded the knighthood for his contributions to the game of cricket.In a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the current chairman of the Board Colin Graves paid tribute to Cook and said the honour was well deserved. “Cook has given so much to English cricket and I’m delighted that he has received this honour. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who has led with distinction on and off the pitch ever since he made his England debut. The statistics across that time tell the story of his special ability – as do the winners’ medals and Ashes trophies – but he is also someone who’s been a great role model for our sport. We’re very fortunate to have had Alastair in English cricket and we’re very grateful for his contributions to the game,” Graves said.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India achieve rare distinction in double declarationCook bowed out of international cricket in grand style with a century in his last innings during the Oval Test against India. He ended his career in the same way that he had begun against the same opponents in 2006. During his debut in the Nagpur Test, he slammed 60 and 104 while in the 2018 Oval Test which was his final game, he hit 71 and 147. He finished with 12472 runs at an average of 45.35 with 33 centuries. He is the leading run-getter for England in Tests while he is fifth in the all-time list. He is also the leading century-maker for England in the longest format.Read More | Yearender 2018: Virat Kohli’s list of dodgy decisions hurt IndiaThere have been several memorable moments in Cook’s career. His 766 runs in the 2010/11 Ashes helped England beat Australia for the first time in a series Down Under after 24 years. Under his captaincy, Cook led from the front in the series against India with three centuries as England registered a Test series win in India after 28 years. Cook was part of four Ashes series triumphs and he is one of the rare players to have hit a century in all the five major grounds in Australia.Along with Cook, Enid Bakewell, Peter Wynne-Thomas and Alvin Kallicharran will be the other former cricketers to receive special honours. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Ikorodu United will do Rangers No Favour

first_imgA head of the NPFL Week 37 Sunday’s clash between Ikorodu United and visiting Enugu Rangers at the MKO Abiola Stadium, which would definitely determine the Flying Antelope title ambition, the host had warned that there would be no favour for their guest. Ikorodu United lanky forward, Moses Ebiye has told Enugu Rangers in no unmistakable term to prepare for their toughest match in the on-going Nigerian top-flight. Ebiye said the Coal City side are bookmakers favourite to win the encounter but quickly added that it will not come on a platter of gold.“We know the clash is certain a make or mar tie for Enugu Rangers to accomplish their season’s dream to be champions once again. We know it’s a-must-win game or Cup final of a sort but Rangers need to watch it as the game may turn out to be their hardest and toughest match of the season.“Rangers are the better side and most experienced as well as favourites to win the crucial encounter. So if Rangers must win the clash they must sweat to their panties but as to lie down for Rangers to ride over us that will not happen.“People call us spoilers we are not but keen participants and stakeholders in the on-going top-flight.Our fate may have been decided even before the final day in the top-flight we are not ready to cheaply give out points to any side. “We want to close our top-flight experience and stint with victory and there is no better way of doing it than go down in history as the team that edged notable sides in the land, Heartland, Kano Pillars, Enyimba and Enugu Rangers,” said Ebiye to supersport.com.Ikorodu United are bottom on the top-flight log on 32 points with two games against league leaders, Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves to close their race in the on-going league season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Over 300 Teams Set for Trophy 5-a-side Tournament

first_imgWinners at the knock-out stages will also be rewarded with various consolation prizes and memorabilia, in appreciation for their participation. While some of the teams are yet to come up with club names, some others already have and rearing to go.Though team selections will take place in four states: Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Lagos States, football loving Trophy customers will be recruited as ‘Super-fans’ across the country via weekly questions and sweepstakes availing customers outside the four states, the unique opportunity to participate in the tournament as fans.Four lucky fans will attend the Pan African regional finals in Tanzania, all-expense paid, to cheer our team to victory.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As at week two since its launch, over 380 teams have emerged in the ongoing registration of interested participants of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament. The 10-man teams which were recruited through in-bar accreditation across Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Oyo states will be representing their communities in a round-robin stage, after which winners will proceed to the knock out stages. The campaign which is expected to run for 10 weeks will produce a final winner by May 12.The in-bar activation which commenced March 7 recorded such a success that participants, who collected their tokens and have been grouped into teams, are already warming up to begin the qualifying matches, while accreditation continues.The winning team will take home N3 million cash prize, meet with Samuel Eto’o, renowned African football superstar and have the opportunity to participate in the continental finals taking place in Tanzania later this year.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Department arrests two for Wal-Mart theft

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down guest · 379 weeks ago Great job! Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Bob Pettegrew · 379 weeks ago “The police have yet to identify the suspects.”???? Hmmm, I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but if you read the police notes from Monday (http://www.sumnernewscow.com/wellington-police-notes-monday-may-6-2013/) it appears the suspects HAVE, been identified. I’m pretty sure 2+2=4. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department has arrested a 24-year-old male and a 27-year-old female for the alleged theft of $2,300 worth of assortment TVs and laptop computers.The alleged crime took place on Monday, May 6 around 7 p.m. and reported at 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the Wellington Police Department, Walmart officials provided a description of the subjects, identified as three adult females and one adult male who left the parking lot in two vehicles – a red Dodge passenger car and a dark colored Dodge truck with a cartload of merchandise.  Kansas Turnpike Authorities were notified and shortly thereafter a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped the Dodge truck at exit 42. The stolen property was located in the bed of the truck. A 24-year-old male and the 27-year-old female were taken into custody without incident. The police have yet to identify the suspects.Both subjects were transported to Sumner County jail with bond set at $50,000. Charges are pending.last_img read more

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Stat Attack: Billy Slater’s glittering career by the numbers

first_imgAs the veteran fullback prepares for the round two clash against the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park, here’s a look at some of the key stats that show why he’s one of the game’s greatest of all time.When it comes to tackle breaks in the NRL era, Slater is the undisputed king with a grand total of 1231 for his career, which puts him 108 clear of the next best, South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis.Slater is also the all-time leader for line breaks with 259 for which puts him well clear of Brisbane Broncos five-eighth Darren Lockyer (203).In running metres he has 39,187 for this career, behind only Cronulla Sharks lock Paul Gallen, and should become the second player to break the 40,000 barrier later this season.He is third for minutes played with 23,533, another stat which proves Melbourne really did have a “Big Three” for many years as he trails long-time Storm teammates Cameron Smith (27,659) and Cooper Cronk (24,346).He not only makes line breaks but helps create them – Slater is fourth with 159, behind Johnathan Thurston (287), followed by Benji Marshall (214) and Cronk (198).And if that’s not enough statistical information for you, Slater has also made 3974 runs, 289 kicks, 351 offloads, only 83 errors and 1080 decoy or support runs in his 299 Telstra Premiership appearances, according to NRL.com Stats.last_img read more

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Fiji’s table tennis rep qualify for Rio Olympics

first_imgYee finished third in the Oceania Table Tennis Championship in Bendigo, Australia, to qualify for the Olympics. Yee says his 15-year-old daughter’s achievement is a proud moment for him and the family and it all came down to dedication and commitment to training as well as juggling her schoolwork. “It’s through her hard work that she has qualified for the Olympics. For such a young age, I wasn’t really sure that she would make it or not, but through her training, I believed she would and she did.” Sally Yee is currently training in Melbourne with the rest of the Fiji team and will travel to the Gold Coast for further competitions.(Fijian Table Tennis members (L-R) Phillip Wing, coach Brett Clarke, Alisi Naisau, Grace Yee, Shriti Jeet, Sally Yee. Front row; Young Jun Park. Picture: Fiji Sun)last_img read more

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Woman Placed on Life Support after Giving Birth

first_imgSandra Seju went into a coma due to after-birth complications, requiring brain surgery.Needs funds urgently to stay aliveHaving a baby is supposed to bring a lot of joy and happiness that can never be equaled to anything in the world. However, this experience comes with responsibilities and challenges that can be overwhelming and in some instances life threatening.In early November, Sandra Seju gave birth to a bouncing baby girl named Hope. Minutes after delivery, the first-time mother who couldn’t wait to see her bundle of joy, slipped into a coma due to after-birth complications, requiring brain surgery.Sandra, the sister of Martina Harris, the 2004 Miss Africa New Jersey beauty pageant winner, was immediately placed on life support.Martina has created a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising the needed money to see her sister through her medical crisis.Martina says her sister’s condition is a blow to the family. Sandra’s condition became grave when “she experienced complications which caused flooding in her brain and other areas and is presently at Beth Israel Hospital, United States of America,” Martina added.Pictures surfaced of Sandra covered in tubes in a tape early this month, which has devastated those who have followed her Facebook page and posts with her new baby bump.Seeing her fighting for her life has encouraged many to donate to her GoFundMe account, which has raised $3,375, enabling Sandra to have brain surgery.But Martina says there are more medical procedures and medicines needed to get Sandra back to normal and will need to raise a total of $7,000. Those wanting to help the family are asked to donate to: gofundme.com/santas-medical-bills.“We know many of our followers and well wishers would like to visit her, but unfortunately, she cannot have visitors. She has had the surgery but still needs to pay for  medical expenses,” she added.Postpartum Eclampsia refers to the sudden onset of grand seizures or coma after giving birth. The condition can potentially cause serious damage to the central nervous system (CNS), heart and other major organs in the mother’s body if it is not recognized and treated promptly.Symptoms tend to arise within 48 hours after delivery, but it is possible to experience postpartum eclampsia several days or even weeks after.Pre-eclampsia during pregnancy is characterized by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein loss in the urine. Related stress on the heart and CNS makes it more likely that a seizure will develop.Advancement in prenatal care and medicine has significantly reduced the frequency of eclampsia episodes and related complications worldwide over the last few decade.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Verstappen retains Austria win after stewards’ investigation

first_imgThe incident was swiftly put under official investigation by the race stewards, who confirmed the result nearly three hours after the race ended.In a statement, the FIA said: “We did not consider that either driver was wholly or predominantly to blame for the incident. We consider that this is a racing incident.”The outcome meant more disappointment for Ferrari after they were on the wrong side of a stewards’ decision in Canada, where Sebastian Vettel was deprived of victory after he had won the race. That race was handed to Mercedes’ defending five-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who had finished second.Leclerc has twice suffered disappointment and frustration when seemingly set for victory, having missed out in Bahrain where he was foiled by a late engine problems.His barnstorming victory in Austria came after a thrilling charge following a terrible start that saw him drop to seventh on the opening lap, after starting alongside pole sitter Leclerc on the front row of the grid. The two drivers made up the youngest front row in F1 history.It was the 21-year-old Dutchman’s sixth career win and ended Mercedes record run of eight straight wins this season and ten overall. It also delighted a huge orange-clad army of Dutch supporters.– ‘The right result’ –Leclerc finished second for Ferrari ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes, Vettel and Hamilton.Hamilton now has 197 points in the drivers’ standings, 31 ahead of Bottas, with Verstappen third on 126.“It’s the right result, the right thing for Max, for Formula One and for Honda,” said Red Bull team chief Christian Horner.“It’s been a very stressful last few hours,” said Verstappen. “But it is the right result and the right result for F1.”Before the stewards delivered their verdict, Verstappen said the incident was merely “hard racing” and that if he were penalised there would be “no point in F1 — and we should all go and stay at home.”Horner said the sort of wheel-to-wheel racing that sparked the investigation was essential for the future of Formula One.“This is what we need – drivers going wheel-to-wheel and fighting each other,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Max Verstappen in celebratory mood, but stewards investigate © APA/AFP / GEORG HOCHMUTHSPIELBERG, Austria, Jun 30 – Max Verstappen retained his victory for Red Bull in a thrilling Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday following a stewards’ hearing.The 21-year-old Dutchman won the race after forcing his way past Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari in a wheel-bashing passing move two laps from the end of a race that was a shot in the arm for Formula One after the soporific French GP.last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADS GEAR UP FOR ‘RACE AROUND IRELAND’

first_imgThe Team Donegal Oil lads get ready for the road!Four Donegal lads, Gavin Harris, Arthur McMahon, Michael McGarvey and Sean McFadden will take to their bikes and take part in the “Race Around Ireland”.The lads, who make up Team Donegal Oil, will join cyclists from all over the world on Sunday 30th of August 2015, at Trim Castle, County Meath for the 7th Race Around Ireland and The Irish Ultra Challenge.This event is 2100km long and is ranked the highest event in the UMCA World Cup calendar and these boys from county Donegal are certainly gearing up for the challenge.Training hard with their own sports and taking part in many adventure races & events over the last number of years makes them no strangers to this type of non-stop cycling challenge.The four boys will take part in the relay cycle, which will be non stop 24 hours a day! They have 5 days to finish the cycle relay and hope to have it completed in less than 4 days, 1 days ahead of the allotted time.The Race around Ireland is listed as one of the world’s toughest endurance events but also allows amateur riders to compete with elite riders from all over the world!These Donegal lads are no strangers to cycling and sport, especially Sean McFadden from Letterkenny who has achieved hugely successful triathlon, cycling, adventure racing and running wins. Sean was winner of The Race 2015 and runner up of The Race 2014, he finished top 3 in Ras Mumhan, An Post Ras 2 years in row and Lough Keep Triathlon Winner 2014. Arthur McMahon played rugby till he was 36 and after taking part in the Donegal Coastal Cancer Challenge in 2013, to raise money for the Donegal Hospice after his mum sadly passed away from cancer, he has been taking part in many adventure challenges ever since and admits himself he is “hooked”.Michael McGarvey, originally from Falcarragh, living in Letterkenny is another avid rugby player with Letterkenny Rugby Club, he is training hard for this event and regularly takes part in local charity events, just last week he participated in the WAAR, Wild Atlantic Adventure Race.And last but not least, Gavin Harris from Convoy, the teams Ironman has been taking part in cycling races since 2007 and is delighted to be part of “Team Donegal Oil”.Not only is this a challenge for themselves personally as “Team Donegal Oil” but they are delighted that they can also raise money for Donegal’s Austism Family Support Group.The Autism Family Support Group was set up 9 years ago to support parents, families and individuals on the autism spectrum. All the members of the group all work on a voluntary basis and their aims are to support families and to offer children the opportunity to take part in a number of different activities without being judged. They are actively raising autism awareness within their children’s community.“We are delighted that we can support The Autism Family Support Group” a very hard working worthwhile charity who do great work under the radar and they deserve support” say’s Arthur McMahon.On the build up to “The Race Around Ireland” they have organised a charity cycling weekend, so if you would like to join them on Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of May Team Donegal Oil, the Donegal based Autism Family Support Group and The Mark Anderson Budapest Fund will be running a charity cycling weekend.On Saturday there will be The Kirkstown Hillclimb, a perfect training run for anybody doing the Donegal 3 Day Race but which will suit all abilities. Sign on at 9am in the Aura Leisure Centre Car Park in Letterkenny and first competitor away is 10am. Please contact Gavin Harris, Sean McFadden or Arthur McMahon for a time to suit. They will accept donations to the charities at sign on.On Sunday the 31st of May they will be having a 45km Charity Sportive at an easy controlled pace.Sign on at Donegal Oil Company, Port Road, Letterkenny at 9am for a 10am set off.The run is for charity and will suit all levels. There will be a coffee stop at the newly branded Harris’ Applegreen Service Station in Convoy. Again they will collect donations at sign on for the Autism Family Support Group and The Mark Anderson Budapest Fund.You can follow “Team Donegal Oil” online on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Donegal-Oil/698468903598823?fref=ts and thank you to everyone help them raise some money for their charity however small or large and who knows for these Donegal lads, perhaps the next challenge will be to “Race around America” ? You can donate to the charity at the link below : http://www.mycharity.ie/event/team_donegal_oil/DONEGAL LADS GEAR UP FOR ‘RACE AROUND IRELAND’ was last modified: May 24th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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‘WE NEED MORE ANSWERS ON FERRY CASE’ – VICTIM

first_imgDonal O LoinsighTHE victims of paedophile school caretaker Micheal Ferry say they’ve been left with too many unanswered questions following the publication of a HSE investigation into the scandal.Yesterday morning we revealed how social workers failed to properly investigate Ferry after his conviction in 2002 for the abuse of a boy at Ardscoil Mhuire in Gaoth Dobhair. As a result, and as a result of many failure elsewhere, Ferry went on to abuse more boys on the premises until he was arrested there EIGHT YEARS LATER. Victims say they are deeply unhappy and disturbed that no-one at Colaiste  Cholmcille has been held accountable whatsoever for their actions  – and inactions – during the scandal.The DPP says they did nothing wrong and will not face any criminal prosecution whatsoever. The directors have consistently denied any wrongdoing, insist Ferry was not ’employed’ there.One of those directors – Donal O Loinsigh – was in court in October 2002 when Ferry pleaded guilty to sickening attacks on a young boy. Mr O Loinsigh heard a judge put Ferry on the sex offenders register for SEVEN years.Mr O Loinsigh would have been familiar with child protection issues having worked as a teacher for many years in Terenure, Dublin.Yet Colaiste Cholmcille continued to pay Michael Ferry as caretaker of their Ardscoil Mhuire premises.“How can the directors say he wasn’t working there when Mickey Ferry was arrested on the grounds of the college in 2010,” asked Derek Mulligan, the young Gaoth Dobhair man who has bravely spoken out on the affair since Ferry was jailed in 2011 for 14 years for abusing him and three other boys.“It was known locally he was working there. The HSE now says they shouldn’t have taken the word of the directors and acted appropriately.“Why weren’t the victims interviewed by gardai in relation to their DPP investigation? I wasn’t and I know others weren’t either? I’d like to get some clarification on that..“On reading the findings of the HSE report I find it incredible that the DPP found no grounds to prosecute the directors. Why aren’t we getting the promised Garda report that alan shatter promised us in 2012?“We are now taking legal advice on how we deal with the DPP decision. We will have to take Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights now because it looks like there is no justice in this country.”Michael Ferry was seen with young college students in Dunlewey in April 2006. The person who saw him is the sister of the first victim (in the 2002 case). She made a formal complaint to Gardai. The HSE has no record of this complaint. Gardai did call a college director to once again warn that Ferry was a paedophile.At this time Michael Ferry was continuing to abuse children in both Dunlewey and in Gaoth Dobhair.“We want answers,” said Derek Mulligan.“We are going to get them.”‘WE NEED MORE ANSWERS ON FERRY CASE’ – VICTIM was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:abuse inquiryderek mulliganDonal O LoinsighHSEMichael Ferrypaedophilevictimlast_img read more

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