World Cup winning Indian captain slams Virat Kohli for team selection in NZ

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement bxs5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2gvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2n72xu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b9wyrWould you ever consider trying this?😱mk6Can your students do this? 🌚65gf2wRoller skating! Powered by Firework Since the T20 series victory, the New Zealand series is going downhill for the Indian cricket team. A 3-0 whitewash against the hosts, and now back to back failure from the batting order in the two innings saw kiwis snatching out the first match of the Test series. Among all the criticism and reprimand from pundits and supporters, the team and its captain Virat Kohli has a new critic regarding team selection, and its none other than the world cup winning captain Kapil Dev.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPFollowing the announcement of the Test squad earlier this month, Team India was already slammed for excluding the in-form KL Rahul out from the lineup, and there was a constant bringing in and out of players throughout the latter part of the series, which unfortunately, did not click for Kohli and co.Regarding this, the 1983 Cricket World Cup winner and former captain Kapil Dev has come forward to raise questions regarding the frequent shuffling of the Indian squad. In a recent interview with ABP News, Dev praised New Zealand for picking up the pace after the 5-0 T20 whitewash, but was upset about the constant change up in the team.Advertisement “Have to praise New Zealand, they are playing very good cricket. The 3 ODIs and this Test match, they have been excellent. If we analyse this match critically, well, I do not understand how can one make so many changes,” Dev told reporters.The iconic all rounder was also bothered about Rahul’s absence from the red ball series: ”Management believes in format-specific players. Rahul is in great form, he is sitting out, it does not make sense. I believe when a player is in form, he needs to play.”Advertisement While India’s superstar openers Rohit Sharma out because of an injury, and Rahul not included in the Test squad, India relied on the young Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal to open up for the visitors’ innings.Dev continued: ”There is a new team in almost every match. No one in the team is permanent, if there is no security over your place, it will affect the form of the players.”Although Agarwal kept his nerve with a 34 in the first and an impressive 58 in the second one, Shaw failed to make a mark, along with the rest of the batting squad, including captain Kohli himself, who has only scored 21 across the two innings in the first test. As a result, India couldn’t cross the 200 run mark in either innings, only putting up 165 and 191 respectively.‘Such big names in the batting order, if you cannot score even 200 runs in 2 innings, you have not been able to conquer conditions. You have to focus more on planning and strategy,” the 61 year old added.India’s second Test against New Zealand is on this Saturday at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.Also read-See which Indian cricketing legends Harsha Bhogle just compared Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma with!Virat Kohli fires back at critics over his batting form after NZ trashing Advertisementlast_img read more

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Brookdale’s 5K Helps Students Study Abroad

first_img-Brookdale’s 5K Helps Students Study AbroadBy Judy O’Gorman Alvarez In addition, the Global Citizen Project was developed to educate and engage students and the college community in global issues to improve the world and foster a life-long commitment to global citizenship. Through student clubs, nonprofit organizations, volunteerism and experiential learning, Brookdale’s International Education Center is making the world a little bit smaller. The proceeds of the 5K—the first of what organizers hope to be an annual event—will benefit the Elaine Baran Scholarship fund, that was started 10 years ago and has provided Brookdale students with study abroad opportunities in 30 countries all over the world. Students can choose from over 80 programs for a spring, fall or summer term. Registration fee for the 5K is $25. Information is available at http://international.bookdalecc.edu or by calling 732-224-2799. Although spending a semester studying abroad is a common rite among American college students, costly travel and expenses keep some Brookdale students from taking advantage of the opportunity. A scholarship fund like this “helps reduce the barriers for studying abroad,” says Thomas. “Elaine Baran was a beloved faculty member in the foreign language department and one of the early directors of the International Center, who was taken from us far too soon,” says Janice M. Thomas, director of Brookdale’s International Education Center. The International Education Center holds intercultural and international events throughout the year, including films lectures, excursion and festivals, and invite students, faculty, staff and the community. Since 2007, the center has been advising international students, as well. “We like to say we deal with imports and exports,” says Thomas. Lincroft, NJ might seem out of the way for European, Asian or Latin American students, but many international students have learned about Brookdale through relatives who live in the area or from searching the Internet for good, affordable U.S. colleges. Equipped with a student visa, they often stay with relatives or friends, live on their own, or participate in a homestay program and live with local families. “We have a cohort of students from a variety of countries, including France, Brazil, India, and China,” says Thomas. “They come from all over to attend Brookdale.” Since it began 35 years ago, Brookdale’s International Education Center has changed. Through various programs the center exposes students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, to develop global literacy and cultural empathy. It’s not just exchange students anymore. In addition to study abroad programs for students, the center offers professional development opportunities including faculty/staff exchanges, international grant-funded initiatives, and multicultural events. In past years, students have studied in Morocco, France, Germany, Japan, Scotland and Italy. The center also offers a variety of faculty-led short-term study abroad programs each year during the winterim and summer terms. Brookdale Community College’s International Education Advisory Committee is sponsoring the Brookdale 5K Run/Walk Challenge on Sunday, October 30, at 9 am, at Thompson Park in Lincroft. Tim McLoone, musician, restaurateur, and philanthropist—and runner—will serve as honorary race master.last_img read more

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Alleged door thieves on bail

first_imgThree persons, all of whom reside at Lot 13 Field Barnwell, Mocha, East Bank Demerara, were on Friday brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, accused of stealing 4 doors from a building under construction at Providence, East Bank Demerara.Sween Evon, 27, Roy Nurse, 41 and Timacy Kameroon, 22, all pleaded not guilty to the joint charge of simple larceny.It was alleged that on October 3, 2016 at Providence, the trio stole two pine doors valued $45,000 and two Purpleheart doors valued $32,000, property of Yomattie Seetaram. Prosecution facts revealed that the two men and woman stole the doors off a building under construction. The doors were recovered at the defendants’ residence.The unrepresented defendants were granted bail altogether in the sum of $15,000. They are scheduled to make their next court appearance on October 25, 2016.last_img read more

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MOH, MOA, ACF to Fight Malnutrition in Liberia

first_imgThe Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger, or ACF) has planned a high level advocacy for leaders to ensure domestic resource commitment are generated to fight chronic malnutrition in Liberia.Speaking at a one day workshop hosted by MOH and (ACF) on addressing the way forward by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Government of Liberia on malnutrition held on Tuesday May 13, the country Director, Madam Mireine M. Noramu expressed commitment for the fight.The ACF Country Director said it was important for the civil society organizations and the government of Liberia along with local and international partners to find the way that best addresses the malnutrition as many children have lost their lives due to low nutrition in the body.“We are using this workshop to call on civil society organizations to form alliances that join local and other international partners with the government to ensure that Liberia is free from malnutrition.She explained that they would also discuss with local marketers to improve the quality and availability of healthy food on the local market including those that are basically needed for the fight against malnutrition in the country.“We want to create the world that children can live a better life through the process of having access to nutrition and other bodies building food in Liberia, and invest to improve nutrition in the first 1000 days of the child’s life.”The program, under the theme; Liberia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling Up Nutrition is intended for working together to support, encourage and mobilize the necessary resources to scale up nutrition across Liberia.According to the country Director, they are ensuring that marketers and farmers are advised to support the ideas of providing the right nutrition for children on the market, and ensure the protection of it for long lasting period on the market.She used the occasion to express thanks and appreciation to the participants and other government institutions, including the Ministry of Agriculture, for their commitment and contribution in fighting malnutrition that has adversely affected many children in the world.Madam Jestina B. Johnson of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare said they were working to endorse the adaptation of the country initiative to sustain essential nutrition intervention, to address chronic malnutrition and ensure better living condition of children.She further explained that the Ministry of Health would ensure that, “access to affordable nutrition food is made possible on the local markets, clean water, sanitation and social protection can be provided for all Liberians and the children at large.”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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Prez Sirleaf Inspects ‘26th’ Projects in Sinoe, Grand Kru

first_imgAhead of this year’s July 26 Independence Anniversary President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrived in Greenville, Sinoe County on Wednesday at the start of a four-day visit to the southeastern counties to inspect development projects expected to be dedicated during the celebrations there.President Sirleaf, who set out from Monrovia early Wednesday, will also visit Grand Kru County, the Co-host of the 168th Independence Anniversary.The visit, according to a government release from the Executive Mansion, is intended to meet with the leadership of the two counties co-hosting this year’s celebrations.President Sirleaf made her usual stops along the way to Greenville and interacted with the citizens, especially students, who lined the route to welcome her and wave at her convoy.She also had an opportunity to inspect work in progress on the Rivercess–Sinoe road that is being rehabilitated by a Liberian-owned firm, and the Engineering Company of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).In Nyefour Town, President Sirleaf received the traditional kola nuts and was officially welcomed to Sinoe County by Superintendent Romeo Quiah, elders, traditional leaders and youth.Upon her arrival in Greenville, President Sirleaf visited the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court building, one of the projects expected to be officially dedicate.  She also toured the presidential guest house and the J. Dominic Bing City Hall that are being renovated for the celebrations.The President then left Greenville for Barclayville, capital of Grand Kru County, in continuation of her tour. Last year, similar celebration that was earlier scheduled to take place at the same venues was cancelled due to the Ebola outbreak.To add to the Ebola woe, road network in the south-east, which also caused some of the projects in those counties to be completed on time, had remained dilapidated up to date. However, thanks to the Engineering Company of the AFL that is collaborating with engineers from the Ministry of Public Works to repair some portions of the hard-to-travel parts of the road including reconditioning of breaches.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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Oilmen’s Trapshoot fires off tonight

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Oilmen’s Trapshoot will come out guns a-blazing today at 4:00 p.m.The event will see participants fire 150 shots in hopes of hitting as many targets as possible.Over 65 residents working in the Petroleum Industry are expected to compete for a number of trophies and awards. There are 28 total trophies and competitors can win no more than two trophies each.- Advertisement -Awards can be won in the singles class, handicap, overall, and more.The event starts today at 4:00 p.m. and resumes Saturday at 9:00 a.m. The entire competition will take place at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club.last_img

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Huskies Games scheduled for this Weekend

first_imgWe now know the schedule for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the first round series between the Fort St. John Huskies and the Slave Lake Wolves.Game 3 – Friday February 27th 8pm at the NPAGame 4 – Saturday February 28th 8pm at the NPA- Advertisement -Game 5 – Sunday March 1st 2pm at the NPA (if necessary)Get out and cheer on the Huskies, as the series is currently tied at a game apiece.last_img

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Christian Life Centre planning expansion of current facility

first_imgThe centre initially secured its building permit in November of 2014, which means it has until November of 2017 to complete construction.The latest update occurred on January 2015 when an inspection was preformed for a new water service to the building.Ongoing contact between the city, the Christian Life Centre Board, and the contractor will be coordinated through the building inspectors as construction and development continues, according to the council report.- Advertisement -The Christian Life Centre has not responded to requests for an interview.last_img

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BIKERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO PAUL PONSONBY

first_imgTHE NEXT charity motorcycle ride in Donegal will have one less bike, mourners at the funeral of popular Letterkenny man Paul Ponsonby were told on Sunday.There was standing room only at St Eunan’s Cathedral as family and friends attended Requiem Mass for Mr Ponsonby who passed away after a battle with illness at the Donegal Hospice on Friday.Father Eamonn Kelly told the congregation that Paul was a well-loved individual who had worked for BB Buses, at Unifi and as a breadman during his life. A member of The Rascals motorbiking club, bikers from all over the North West lined their bikes up outside the Cathedral.Paul’s helmet and gloves were carried to the altar during the offertory.As his coffin were carried from the church, he tune of Danny Boy was played.Mr Ponsonby was laid at New Lake Cemetery.  BIKERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO PAUL PONSONBY was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BIKERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO PAUL PONSONBYlast_img read more

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LIFESTYLE: FOOD TO FUEL YOUR ENERGY FOR COUCH-TO-5K

first_imgFOOD TO FUEL YOUR ENERGY FOR COUCH-TO-5KWith so many people starting a couch-to-5k training plan it’s worth ensuring you have good nutritional backup to fuel your energy as well as your enthusiasm.This doesn’t have to be complicated. Swapping a few of your usual foods for more healthy options will make a difference in the long run. Sorry! How many times have you read the importance of planning a weekly menu? Yeah, I found this advice pointless as well.Dinner for us depends a lot on the weather, the time you arrive home and how quickly you’ve to drop someone off to music practice or football.More important are the store cupboard essentials- pasta sauces, brown rice, wholewheat pasta, eggs, cheese and, yes, lentils.Quick meal ideas can include a Dahl, wholewheat pitta with brown rice, omelette with peppers and ham or pasta with a tomato-based sauce. More substantial snacks can include french toast, crepes stuffed with cheese and mushroom, toasties with salad. More calorific but delicious is a single warm croissant with melted cheese and tomato. Always be aware of your portion size.Don’t knock frozen veg- frozen spinach and peas are also good staples to have on hand.So try substituting brown for white bread and semi-skimmed milk for full fat milk.When it comes to exercise, avoid having a large meal within two hours of your run.A light snack, such as a banana, a bagel with peanut butter or some toast prior to running is fine. Make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day to avoid dehydration.Water is usually enough for low-intensity exercise up to 50 minutes. For higher-intensity exercise lasting more than 50 minutes, or lower-intensity exercise lasting more than an hour, a sports drink will help maintain energy levels and the salt helps to keep you hydrated.Food and drink also plays a part in recovering effectively from training. When you finish training, aim to have a carbohydrate-rich food or drink within 30 minutes.Snacks are important when you’re training. After a work out it is very tempting to reach for the crisps and chocolate bar and flop on the sofa with a mug of tea. Make a point of leaving good snacks on the kitchen table – cereal bars, small bag of popcorn, oranges (easy peel or there’s no chance) or even a square of dark chocolate. If you’re going to eat seeds or nuts, a small handful is enough.Make sure your nutrition complements your training or you’re gonna need a bigger couch.LIFESTYLE: FOOD TO FUEL YOUR ENERGY FOR COUCH-TO-5K was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 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:LIFESTYLE: FOOD TO FUEL YOUR ENERGY FOR COUCH-TO-5Klast_img read more

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