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‘We didn’t take anything for granted’ – Jamaica’s Frew credits teamwork for historic Windies’ U-19 victory

‘We didn’t take anything for granted’ – Jamaica’s Frew credits teamwork for historic Windies’ U-19 victory

first_imgOutgoing Jamaica Under-19 captain, Michael Frew, a member of the victorious West Indies Under-19 team, has listed teamwork as the main reason their historic ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph. The West Indies, led by Man-of-the-Match Leeward Islands batsman, Keacy Carty, who scored an unbeaten 52, defeated title-favourites and previously unbeaten India by five wickets in the final yesterday in Bangladesh. “It was definitely, team performance,” off-spinning all-rounder Frew told The Gleaner.  “It wasn’t one person who really carried the team. Everyone chipped in at the right time. “Our opening bowlers, again, gave us a good start with the new ball and the bowlers in the middle came and finished the job. “In the batting we knew we had a lot of balls and the guys batted patiently,” he added. The triumph, which was wrapped up with three balls to spare, after the West Indies scored 146 for five in response to 145 made by the Indians, represented the first time the regional outfit was lifting the title. The previous best performance was a second place finish in 2004, when the West Indies, led then by current wicketkeeper, Denesh Ramdin, lost to Pakistan in the final, also in Bangladesh. Fast bowlers – the impressive Alzzarri Joseph of the Leewards and, Ryan John of the Windward Islands – spearheaded the West Indies bowling performance with three for 39 and John, three for 38, respectively. “Leading up to the final we were winning matches so our confidence was at a pretty good level,” expressed Frew. “However, we knew that India was a good team and didn’t take anything for granted.” Guided by captain Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana, the West Indies, after going down to England in their opening match, rebounded to defeat Fiji and Zimbabwe in their subsequent group fixtures. They then defeated long-standing nemesis, Pakistan, who also knocked them out of the tournament in 2014, in the quarter-finals, before getting the better of Bangladesh in the semi-finals. One of three Jamaicans in the West Indies squad along with fast bowler Odean Smith and batsman Shahid Crooks, Frew, also said he hoped the win would make the people of the Caribbean happy. “I hope it has made them proud,” he said. “We wanted to do this for the people of the Caribbean, including our family and our friends.”last_img read more

Birmingham City news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every Blues game revealed

Birmingham City news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every Blues game revealed

first_img1 Birmingham City fixtures Birmingham City Championship fixtures 2017-1805/08/2017         15:00     Ipswich Town v Birmingham City12/08/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Bristol City15/08/2017         19:45     Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers19/08/2017         15:00     Burton Albion v Birmingham City26/08/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Reading09/09/2017         15:00     Norwich City v Birmingham City12/09/2017         19:45     Leeds United v Birmingham City16/09/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Preston North End23/09/2017         15:00     Derby County v Birmingham City26/09/2017         19:45     Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday30/09/2017         15:00     Hull City v Birmingham City14/10/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Cardiff City21/10/2017         15:00     Millwall v Birmingham City28/10/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Aston Villa31/10/2017         19:45     Birmingham City v Brentford04/11/2017         15:00     Barnsley v Birmingham City18/11/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest21/11/2017         19:45     Middlesbrough v Birmingham City25/11/2017         15:00     Sheffield United v Birmingham City02/12/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Wolverhampton09/12/2017         15:00     Fulham v Birmingham City16/12/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers23/12/2017         15:00     Sunderland v Birmingham City26/12/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Norwich City30/12/2017         15:00     Birmingham City v Leeds United01/01/2018         15:00     Reading v Birmingham City13/01/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Derby County20/01/2018         15:00     Preston North End v Birmingham City27/01/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Sunderland03/02/2018         15:00     Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City10/02/2018         15:00     Aston Villa v Birmingham City17/02/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Millwall20/02/2018         19:45     Brentford v Birmingham City24/02/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Barnsley03/03/2018         15:00     Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City06/03/2018         19:45     Birmingham City v Middlesbrough10/03/2018         15:00     Cardiff City v Birmingham City17/03/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Hull City31/03/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Ipswich Town02/04/2018         15:00     Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City07/04/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v  Burton Albion10/04/2018         19:45     Bristol City v Birmingham City14/04/2018         15:00     Wolverhampton  v Birmingham City21/04/2018         15:00     Birmingham City v Sheffield United28/04/2018         15:00     Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City06/05/2018         12:30     Birmingham City v Fulhamlast_img read more

2016 Ohio State Fair Goat Show photo highlights

2016 Ohio State Fair Goat Show photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Show ready middle weight market wether class exhibitors Middle weight market wether exhibitors Two class exhibitors during the middle weight market wether show Hayden Smith, 9, Holmes County, with his middle weight market wether Taylor Carr, Athens Co, had the middle weight champion market wether. Ava Shroyer, Logan County, with her lightweight champion wether. The judge looks at the line up of lightweight champions. Jacob Yesner, Shelby Co. Taylor Carr, Athens Co. Lamancha Lamancha dairy exhibitors Grand Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co. Middle weight exhibitors during market wether show The beginning of middle weight classes being judged for market wether show Middle weight exhibitor sets his market wether up for the judge Market wether middle weight exhibitors Res. Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co. Third: Cami Reveal, Clinton Co. Fourth: Paige Pence, Clark Co. Fifth: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co. Jonathan Yenser, 17, Shelby Co. Katie Egbert, 16, Shelby Co. Jacob Roeth, 10, Miami Co. Cami Reveal, Clinton Co. Paige Pence, Clark CoPHOTOS BY MEGHAN BRUNS2016 Junior Market Wether Goat results Grand Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Res. Champion: Paige Pence, Clark CoThird: Cami Reveal, Clinton Co.Fourth: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Fifth: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.Sixth: Tanner Huntsman, Morrow Co. Lightweight champion wether: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.Lightweight res. champion wether: Tanner Huntsman, Morrow Co. Middleweight champion wether: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.Middleweight res. champion: Paige Pence Clark Heavyweight Champion wether: Cami RevealHeavyweight Res. Champion wether: Paige Pence, Clark Co The judge for the show was Charles Seidensticker from Comfort, Texas.    Dairy Goat resultsAlpine Champ: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.Alpine Res. Champ: Hannah DePew, Ross Co. Lamancha Champ: Kolton Baer, Trumbull Co.Res. Champ: Sara Roman, Lorain Co. AOB Champ: Jenna Johnson, Delaware Co.Res. Champ: Allie Bohse, Miami Co. Nubian Champ: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.Res. Champ: Cole Spitler, Darke Co. Grade Champ: Emma Rhonemeus, Highland Co.Res. Champ: Lauren Gottfried, Sandusky Co. Saanen Champ: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.Res. Champ: Jenna Johnson, Delaware Co.  Toggenburg Champ: Samantha Starker, Stark Co.Res. Champ: Cameron McDonald-Bailey, Licking Co.last_img read more

Sehwag, Zaheer set to return for Sri Lanka tour

Sehwag, Zaheer set to return for Sri Lanka tour

first_imgThe fit-again duo of opening batsman Virender Sehwag and pacer Zaheer Khan is all set to return to the Indian squad after missing the Asia Cup when the selectors meet here on Wednesday to choose the side for the upcoming cricket tour of Sri Lanka.The duo, along with Zaheer’s pace understudy Umesh Yadav, sat out of the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March on fitness grounds.They were also not part of the squad for the one-off Twenty 20 International in South Africa on March 30 which was India’s last international engagement.With these three players expected to be available for selection, the squad for the Lanka tour — comprising only One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 ties — is set to see some changes from the side which flopped in the Asia Cup and lost the rain-hit T20 match to the hosts in Johannesburg by D/L method.With Sehwag back in action, one of the other middle order batsmen from the Asia Cup squad will have to be sacrificed and Manoj Tiwary could be the man to make way for the former’s return.It’s not clear whether Tendulkar, who had set the fabulous record of 100 international hundreds in the previous 50-over competition that India took part in, is available for the Lanka tour following his nomination as a member of Upper House of Indian Parliament.According to selection committee sources, things would become clear just before the five-member team sits down to choose the touring squad when the Cricket Board’s convener Sanjay Jagdale apprises them about the availability and fitness concerns, if any, of players in contention.advertisementIf by any chance Tendulkar decides to opt out of what is widely perceived to be a low-key series commencing on July 21, Ajinkya Rahane is the man most likely to be named as the third opener after Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.last_img read more

Have to give a little bit more without Lionel Messi: Andres Iniesta

Have to give a little bit more without Lionel Messi: Andres Iniesta

first_imgThe rest of Barcelona’s squad will have to do “a little bit more” to make up for the absence of five-times World Player of the Year Lionel Messi for the next three weeks, according to captain Andres Iniesta.The Argentina forward faces a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a groin injury in Wednesday’s 1-1 La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid.”There’s no question we are stronger with Messi,” Iniesta told Cadena Cope radio ahead of Saturday’s match at Sporting Gijon. “When these things happen we all have to give a little bit more.”We lost two points against Atletico and we have to make sure we don’t throw away any more.”Third-placed Barca, who won eight of their 10 games when a knee injury kept Messi out for two months last season, are three points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid. (Also read: Lionel Messi goes off injured as Barcelona held by Atletico Madrid)Zinedine Zidane’s Real, who missed out on a La Liga record 17th straight victory when they drew 1-1 with Villarreal on Wednesday, visit Las Palmas on Saturday. Real talisman Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the net against Villarreal but Zidane was unconcerned.”I’m not worried if he doesn’t score,” said the French coach. “I’m worried when he isn’t out on the pitch.”What matters is for him to regain his form because he’ll always get goals.”Las Palmas striker Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent off in a 4-1 defeat at Real Sociedad on Wednesday and is suspended. advertisementAtletico host Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday and will be in positive mood following Angel Correa’s second-half equaliser against Barca. (Also read: Barcelona star Lionel Messi ruled out for three weeks)Second-placed Sevilla travel on Saturday to Athletic Bilbao who are riding a three-game winning streak in La Liga.Unbeaten Sevilla, 1-0 winners over city rivals Real Betis on Tuesday, are two points behind Real Madrid after five matches.last_img read more

August 20 meeting will sort minimum wage issue Ghatak

August 20 meeting will sort minimum wage issue Ghatak

first_imgDarjeeling: State Labour minister Moloy Ghatak on Thursday proposed hike in the wages of tea garden workers and stated that the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee meeting on August 20 in Kolkata will shape the future of the minimum wage issue.On Thursday, a bipartite meeting took place between the government and tea garden management (representing the proprietors), at Uttar Bongo Marwari Bhawan in Siliguri. Ghatak was present in the meeting.Later, talking to media persons, Ghatak stated: “since last year, the second hike installment of Rs 10 is due. Hence we have decided to increase the present daily wage of Rs 159 to Rs 169 from September. This will be followed by annual bonus. From October, we have proposed that daily wages be hiked to Rs 176.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen questioned on the fate of minimum wages, the minister stated that it would be decided in the tripartite meeting of the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee on August 20 in Kolkata.”If the meeting manages to reach a consensus, then minimum wage will be fixed at that amount,” added the minister. He stated that Thursday’s meeting was a review meeting on the present condition of tea gardens and how things can be improved.Reacting to questions put forward by media persons regarding the proposed wage hike, Arijit Raha of the Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations (CCPA) stated: “We are not in a position to. However the government will take decisions only after tripartite talks in Kolkata on August 20.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedRaha further claimed that the tea industry is facing grave problems at present. “We have apprised the state government that the economic position of the tea industry is extremely weak at present. At this juncture, we are finding it extremely difficult to sustain the present wage of Rs 159. We have requested the government to take cognizance of the huge cost pressure that the industry is facing and to mitigate some of these costs,” stated Raha.He also appealed to the government to look into the productivity issues, so that it increases. “This will enable us to shoulder the increases that are to come in future. We appreciate that minimum wage is part of a legislative change. We understand that the process has to be completed and we are extending all cooperation,” added Raha.He also appealed to the tea unions not to indulge in any form of bandhs which would further aggravate the situation for both the gardens and the workers.Incidentally, the Joint Forum of Tea Trade Unions had clamped a 3 day bandh in tea gardens in the plains on August 7, 8 and 9.last_img read more

Need Help Retaining Employees Some Apps for That

Need Help Retaining Employees Some Apps for That

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Recognizing an employee for a job well done can be a big morale booster and doesn’t have to cost a lot.These days, you can choose from a variety of low-cost web-based rewards-and-recognition programs to give employees a public shout out.The best part: These apps are based on the same kind of social sharing that make Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest popular, which means employees pick up on how to use them fairly quickly, and they’re fun. And while you’re recognizing someone for going above and beyond, they can share their accomplishment with other employees, and in some cases family and friends, making them look good — and you too.Getting staff to feel good about what they do and where they work pays off, according to a recent employee engagement survey from Aon Hewitt, a human-resources consulting firm based in Lincolnshire, Ill. As the economy improves, it is likely to get harder to hold on to top talent. Smart organizations will find out what matters most to workers and find ways to provide it, it says.One way companies are improving employee engagement is by singling workers out for their accomplishments more often — in some cases on a daily or weekly basis — and encouraging other staff to do likewise, and be public with their praise. The popularity of big social networks such as Facebook and Twitter has pushed long-time vendors of rewards-and-recognition programs to incorporate their own social-media platforms into what they offer, and lured startups into the business. Because many entry-level versions of these social sharing apps cost nothing or next to it, businesses of all sizes in all kinds of industries can, and are, using them, including companies in everything from pharmaceuticals to retail.Related: How to Attract — And Retain — Staff When You Can’t Pay Big BucksMany of these services can be used as desktop or smartphone apps. Most have dashboards that managers can use to track staffers’ recognition and rewards activity, budgets and spending. Here’s some of what’s available:GiveAWOWEmployees can use Terryberry’s virtual bulletin board to give each other virtual high-fives, then share recognitions they receive on Facebook and Twitter. The program connects with a company’s intranet so employees can use their existing user name and password to log in. It can be used on its own or as part of the Grand Rapids, Mich., company’s complete suite of employee rewards and recognition programs.Fun fact: Employees can earn instant Billboard music downloads.Available on: Web-based desktop application, iPhone, iPad or Android appCost: 30-day free trial; after that, prices start at $99 a month for up to 50 users.iAppreciateThe iAppreciate smartphone app is one of several offerings O.C. Tanner Co. has unveiled as the 85-year-old Salt Lake City company integrates social media into its extensive rewards-and-recognition product line. A company owner can use the app to set a date for an employee recognition event, invite people to speak, create certificates in 14 languages, and set reminders for birthday and anniversaries. Employees can use the app to send e-cards to fellow workers. Related applications let people share their accomplishments on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and use a virtual bulletin board to post digital certificates and notes.Fun fact: The app can be used to create “e-buttons” with messages like “You Did It!” or “Great Job!” that employees can display on their digital bulletin boards.Available on: iOS, Droid and BlackBerryCost: Smartphone app is free; costs for other O.C. Tanner applications vary.Related: Gordon Ramsay’s Lessons for Motivating a Sales TeamSparcetLaunched in February by Charleston, S.C., startup SPARC LLC, Sparcets are virtual recognitions that managers can give to employees or employees can give to each other via email along with a personal note explaining why they’re giving someone the digital thank you. Employees can sign up for the service by uploading an existing Facebook or LinkedIn profile. They can also link their Sparcet account to outside social networks.Fun fact: Managers can use the app’s group message function to tell a project team or entire department they’ve done a fantastic job.Available on: Desktop, iOS devices and Android phonesCost: Free; beta version of upgraded SPARC’D employee-recognition service with more features is $3.89 per employee per month.AchieversCompany owners can use the app from Achievers Inc., a San Francisco and Toronto-based rewards-and-recognition vendor formerly known as I Love Rewards, to award points to workers for sharing a job opening on their social network, achieving company goals, or just because. Employees use a Facebook-style personal page to track points that they can save toward trips, gift cards or merchandise. They also can use the app’s news feed feature to give fellow workers points or comment on their achievements.Fun fact: Besides using them toward trips and merchandise, employees can turn accumulated points into a donation to a favorite charity.Available on: Web-based, mobile-optimized application works on desktop computers, smartphones and tabletsCost: Varies by company size and how program is structured, but generally about 1 percent of total annual payroll.Related: A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read July 5, 2012 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

Rep Victory M6 pavement reconstruction begins Saturday

Rep Victory M6 pavement reconstruction begins Saturday

first_img Categories: News,Victory News 05Jul Rep. Victory: M-6 pavement reconstruction begins Saturday State Rep. Roger Victory today said the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin pavement replacement on a section of M-6 starting Saturday and continuing until November.Victory, of Hudsonville, said the project involves replacing four miles of pavement on M-6 from Interstate 196 to just east of Wilson Avenue. Access to eastbound M-6 from I-196 will be closed early Saturday morning, and traffic will be detoured to eastbound I-196 to U.S. 131. In preparation of the work, MDOT crews will set up single left-lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-196 about 1.5 miles before the M-6 interchange.“This might be an inconvenience this summer, but it will be well worth it in a safe and durable roadway for years to come,” Victory said. “This is part of the Legislature’s long-term commitment to improving our transportation system. In the budget just passed by the Legislature in June, we are investing a record amount of money into roads and bridges, so we can make travel safe for Michigan families and for commercial traffic as well.”MDOT officials say closure of the westbound M-6 lanes will take place in mid-August or early September. The on ramps to eastbound M-6 from Wilson Avenue will remain open for the time being.#####last_img read more