UPDATE: Sabina Park to host 50th Test

first_imgWhen the West Indies take on Pakistan from April 21 to 25 at Sabina Park, it will mark the 50th Test match being played in Jamaica. “To celebrate the milestone and its significance, several activities will be held during the Test match,” says Mark Neita, second vice-president and marketing director of the Jamaica Cricket Association. At the first Test cricket series at Sabina Park 87 years ago, Marylebone Cricket Club went up against the West Indies in the fourth and final Test in the home series. The Test match was known as the timeless game because the match lasted nine days and ended in a draw. The first triple-century in Test cricket was scored and the 19-year-old George Headley announced himself to the world by scoring 223. TREATS FOR FANS For this year’s series, the Trelawny Stadium will play host to the first games between the Presidents XI and the touring Pakistanis from April 15 to 17. The action will then move to Sabina Park, where lots of activities and treats will be in store for cricket fans. The players will comprise the current West Indies stars, including Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope and Roston Chase and well-known members of the Pakistan team which is regarded as one of the top cricket teams in the world. For families coming out at the matches at Sabina Park, the children will not be left out of the fun. There will be a kiddies village on Saturday, April 22 while on Sunday, April 23, the ladies are encouraged to dress in retro clothing including hats. There will also be prizes for the best hats. There will also be a roll call for Test players who have participated in any of the 50 Test matches at Sabina Park. This will be done during the lunch interval on April 23. The Gleaner will be mounting an exhibition, depicting in photo the history of Test cricket at Sabina. This will be open to the public for viewing. The party stand will be open and organisers say that they are encouraging persons to bring their cooler, towels and umbrellas, and watch the games while sitting on the grass areas with their kids, family and friends. Organisers say that on match days, the cost for entry is $1,900, while season tickets will cost $6,900. Senior citizens are entitled to one free ticket. Children under 12 will be issued one free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket, while mound tickets cost $1,000. NOTE: An earlier version had said ‘Fifty years of Sabina Park’. The first Test at Sabina Park was in fact played 87 years ago in 1930.last_img read more

June Mar Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest

first_imgFajardo said that even though he has the most MVP and BPC trophies in league history he is nowhere near the “legends” Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio.Before Fajardo became the No.1 in the MVP list, he shared the top spot with Fernandez and Patrimonio with four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For me, the MVP is not the basis if you’re the best player ever,” said Fajardo after the Leo Awards in the PBA’s opening ceremonies Sunday at Philippine Arena. “The gauge, for me, is how much you’ve contributed to the league.”“There were people who played before me, there are legends who’ve played earlier, and those guys are the GOATs (greatest of all time). They’re the greatest and they’ve achieved more than I did in terms of championships.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title June Mar Fajardo hoists his record fifth PBA MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo took just seven seasons to become the most decorated individual in the PBA after he won an unprecedented fifth straight MVP plum on top of his seven Best Player of the Conference awards.San Miguel’s jolly giant also has six championships under his belt and despite all the hardware he’s received he has never thought of placing himself on the pedestal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I did not even play against them and I probably wouldn’t have even played well against them,” said Fajardo. “For me, I’m nowhere near those guys. But of course I’m honored that I’m in the same conversation as them but I wouldn’t call myself the greatest.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In terms of championships, Fajardo is nowhere near Fernandez with “El Presidente” owning 19 titles and that mark is more than all the other PBA clubs have achieved with the exception of San Miguel, which has 25.Fajardo, however, has eclipsed Patrimonio’s mark of five.As for notoriety, however, Fajardo still has some work to do with Fernandez essentially the league’s foundation from the 1970s to the 1980s while Patrimonio took the PBA to new heights with his combination of skills, charisma and movie star looks in the 1990s.Fernandez and Patrimonio were also teammates in 1988 with the latter first serving as a playing-coach before returning as a player in the Open Conference and relinquishing the head coaching chair to assistant Cris Calilan.Fajardo added he can’t call himself the greatest player in PBA history since he didn’t compete against Patrimonio and Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Versatile Scottie Thompson aiming to be ‘more aggressive’ on offense Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentslast_img read more

DONEGAL DAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – SNOW TYRES FOR €25!

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM is scouring the county looking for the best deals to save you money.And we think we’ve found you another cracker!Kevin Doherty Motors at Coolboy, just outside Letterkenny, has snow tyres on sale from just €25. That’s a huge saving on some other offers out there. And unlike some outlets, he also has rims for sale….if you don’t have the rims, you can’t fit the snow tyres!To avail of this offer call Kevin Doherty on 086 6000888 and quote ‘Donegal Daily Deal of the Day’.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL DAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – SNOW TYRES FOR €25! was last modified: October 28th, 2011 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:DONEGAL DAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – SNOW TYRES FOR €25!last_img read more

Garda Sergeant awarded €55,555 for attack at Letterkenny Garda station

first_imgA garda sergeant injured during an incident at Letterkenny Garda station has been awarded more than €55,000 in compensation by the High Court.The Irish Times reports that Niall Davey was injured while trying to prevent John McBrearty from attacking his father while they were both in Letterkenny Garda station on May 2nd, 2011. Sgt Davey, now the detective sergeant in charge of the Sligo-Leitrim drugs unit, sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for compensation.The court heard John McBrearty had been arrested in a Lifford pub on public order charges following an altercation with the barman and was brought to Letterkenny station.When his father arrived, John Mc Brearty started making allegations about his treatment in custody but the father was satisfied this was not the case, Sgt Davey told the court.At that point, John McBrearty accused his father of “never believing him or supporting him in anything and a very physical altercation ensued”, he said.Sgt Davey and the officer in charge of the station had to intervene and the sergeant told John McBrearty he had to go back to his cell.A violent struggle followed with Sgt Davey being punched and dragged and at one point pushed up against a sanitary unit and against the valve on a radiator, he said. As he tried to get Mr McBrearty into his cell, the prisoner pulled him to the floor and bit him a number of times on the arm and torso, he said.Sgt Davey later attended Letterkenny Hospital emergency department and his doctor. He was out of work for around two months afterwards and developed further pain in his shoulders. He was out of work for more than four months in 2012.He said he had to give up hobbies like golfing and shooting because they were too painful and had only recently resumed playing golf. The simplest of tasks, like lifting his young daughter’s schoolbag, caused him pain and he now mainly performed managerial and supervisory duties in his job, he said.He said he also suffered psychologically because of what the court heard was the history surrounding the gardaí and the McBrearty family.Publican Frank McBrearty Snr was awarded substantial compensation in relation to his family’s treatment by gardaí during an investigation into the death of Richie Barron in Raphoe in 1996, events which led to the setting up of the Morris Tribunal.Sgt Davey said some of the comments made during the incident were “quite pointed” and John McBrearty spoke of his “ability to bring issues to the fore”.Due to the history surrounding the family, Sgt Davey said he was concerned his superiors did not believe him.Mr Justice Bernard Barton said the sergeant “got quite a beating” and had suffered significant soft tissue injuries and he assessed compensation mainly on the basis of past suffering.He awarded a total of €55,555, including €5,555 for loss of earnings. A loss of earnings claim, related to an application for €2,500 for loss of opportunity to work during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland shortly after the incident, was reduced to €1,000.Garda Sergeant awarded €55,555 for attack at Letterkenny Garda station was last modified: May 16th, 2017 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) Tags:attackGardaHIGH COURTletterkennyNiall Daveylast_img read more

NYC transit workers strike

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) – The city’s transit union called a strike Tuesday morning after failing to reach a deal with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority following days of bitter labor talks. The decision ensured that New York would be thrown into chaos by the height of the morning rush hour. “This contract between the MTA and the Transport Workers Union should have been a no-brainer,” union president Roger Toussaint said at a news conference announcing the strike. “Sadly that has not been the case.” MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow called the strike “a slap in the face” to all New Yorkers and said state lawyers will immediately head to court in seeking to block the walkout. More than 7 million daily riders will be forced to find new ways to get around because of the strike, which comes at the height of the holiday shopping and tourist season. The Transport Workers Union and the MTA had worked furiously to try and reach a new contract, hoping to avoid the city’s first transit strike in more than 25 years. It is illegal for mass transit workers to strike in New York, which means the 33,000 bus and subway employees will incur huge fines. Bus drivers have been instructed to drop off all passengers and return to their depots, and subways will finish their trips before turnstiles are chained and locked up. Exits will remain open to allow any last passengers off before the stations are shuttered. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was poised to put into effect a sweeping emergency plan to reduce gridlock and keep certain streets open for emergency vehicles. New Yorkers were urged to make arrangements to car pool, bicycle and walk to work, or change their schedules and work from home. Bloomberg has said the walkout could cost the city as much as $400 million a day, and would be particularly harsh at the height of the holiday season. He said a strike would freeze traffic into “gridlock that will tie the record for all gridlocks.” Talks broke down about an hour before the midnight deadline and the union board went into a meeting to vote on whether to strike. Toussaint made his announcement just after 3 a.m. Earlier, MTA spokesman Tom Kelly said the agency “put a fair offer on the negotiating table. Unfortunately, that offer has been rejected.” The latest MTA offer included annual raises of 3 percent, 4 percent and 3.5 percent, considerably lower than what the union demanded. The previous proposal included 3 percent raises each year. The down-to-the-wire negotiations came as workers at two private bus lines in Queens walked off the job, a move designed to step up pressure on the MTA ahead of the deadline. The contract expired Friday at midnight, but the two sides agreed to keep talking through the weekend and the union set a new deadline for Tuesday. The city had been bracing for a citywide transit shutdown for rush hour Friday. Like last week, Bloomberg headed to the Office of Emergency Management headquarters and planned to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall if there were a strike. Pension issues have been a major sticking point in the talks. The MTA wants to raise the age at which new employees become eligible for full pension from 55 to 62, which the union says is unfair. Commuter frustration was evident Monday, with people fed up with all the uncertainty. “Enough is enough,” said Craig DeRosa, who relies on the subway to get to work. “Their benefits are as rich as you see anywhere in this country and they are still complaining. I don’t get it.” Frustration also mounted in Queens, where employees of the striking Jamaica Buses Inc. and Triboro Coach Corp. bus lines were out early – many chanting “No contract, no work!” The companies serve about 50,000 commuters, and are in the process of being taken over by the MTA. Thus, the union temporarily found a loophole to avoid the state law that prohibits strikes by public employees. “No one wants to be out here,” said 36-year-old Triboro bus driver Frank Lomanto, standing outside the company depot. “But this is something we have to do.” At a Jackson Heights transit hub shortly after midnight, Brunilda Ayala said she had no sympathy for the union. “How can you give a raise to a bus driver who would make three old ladies walk home in the cold?” asked Ayala, 57. Jose Padilla, 34, said he and fellow Coca-Cola employees are meeting at 4 a.m. to come up with a plan to put more workers in trucks to ensure their product gets delivered in the case of a strike. “We have to get the Coke to the people,” Padilla said. “Just because there is a strike, people don’t stop drinking coke.” A citywide bus and subway strike would be New York’s first since an 11-day walkout in 1980. Associated Press writers Amy Westfeldt, Desmond Butler and Pat Milton contributed to this report.last_img read more

49ers pull plug on two X-factors: Jalen Hurd, Jason Verrett

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Jalen Hurd and cornerback Jason Verrett, two of the 49ers’ more intriguing X-factors for this season, went on injured reserve Thursday.Both are candidates to return this season in the 49ers’ two short-term IR spots, but also vying for such comebacks are wide receiver Trent Taylor and defensive tackle Kentavius Street. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)Hurd has been sidelined for six weeks with a stress fracture in his back, failing to finish an Aug. 19 …last_img read more

Traits of a Good Film Crew

first_imgPicking the right film crew isn’t hard if you know what to look for. In this post, we share a few tips to aid in the success of your film project.Sometimes the most difficult part of making a film is finding the right people to make it with you. There is a reason why professional filmmakers get paid so much money to do their job, they are worth it. However, even if your budget is nonexistent there are a few qualities to look for in a crew member that will help you sort out the good apples from the bad.A good crew member…Helps solve problems on set.Improves morale on set by complementing instead of complaining.Is concerned with making the film as great as possible even if it means shooting late.Is more concerned with making a film than getting lunch, eating snacks, taking breaks.Is able to admit when he/she has made a mistake.Will offer help to other crew members once their work is complete.Is concerned with the success of the entire team rather than getting praise for themselves.A bad crew member…Complains outwardly about long working days and early mornings.Shows up late to call times and blames it on traffic and phone alarms.Criticizes the decisions made by the director or producer in front of other crew members.Brings down the moral on the entire set.Only does things when he/she is told to do them.Misses pre-production meetings.Wants to receive praise for everything they do.Based on that criteria do you think you are a good crew member or a bad crew member? Are you a good crew leader?How to Assemble an Awesome CrewNow you may be asking, “Where do I find these good crew members?” Well, the answer to that question is not as simple as going to FindaFreeCrew.com and selecting people…you’re going to have to put in some leg-work.Finding a good crew always begins with good networking. As any good filmmaker will tell you, one of the most powerful tools you can have is networking skills. This means as a filmmaker you should be spending time with other filmmakers. Once you have a network asking for help isn’t as difficult.Build ExcitementIt is very important to hire people who are excited about your project. A crew that isn’t excited about a project will be very difficult to motivate and subsequently will not create a good finished product.You can build excitement through interacting and tagging crew members on social media, inviting crew members to brainstorming sessions and highlighting crew members on the film’s website. On the same note, crew members who are eager to gain work experience will probably be more reliable than those who are simply trying to make money.If your budget is low it might also be helpful to ask crew members with access to good equipment to be a part of your shoot. This might save you precious money that would have been spent somewhere else. This is definitely where your developed relationship will have to come into play. There’s nothing worse than having an audio person volunteer to help bring equipment then not show up. Not only would you be out a crew member you would also not be able to shoot your film.Set ExpectationsThe line between a good crew member and a bad crew member can sometimes be blurred under poor leadership. It is your duty as a director/producer to communicate exactly what you expect from your crew every step of the way.Expect good work but be patient with crew members if they don’t have a lot of experience. Never boss people around especially when they are helping you for free. Nothing screams amateur than a director who is impatient and rude to his crew.Give a schedule to everyone on set so they will know what to expect. In my own experience I’ve found that a checklist with each step of the production process increases the morale and buy-in of every crew member.Be sure to maintain relationships with your crew after a project has been shot and make everyone feel involved during every phase of production. This will give your crew a greater sense of ownership and will keep them motivated to help you on future projects.If your interested in developing your leadership skills here are some resources about being a better crew manager:Who’s in Charge Here from Videomaker5 Elements to Being a Good Production Manager on an Independent Film from Yahoolast_img read more

The Fallacy of Cost Savings

first_imgWhen some people talk about cost savings, they are really talking about price reductions. To them, the easiest and fastest way to see an improvement on their Profit & Loss statement is to reduce the actual spending in a category by extracting a price concession. That is, in fact, one way to reduce costs. It is also the most direct way to reduce costs.The direct way to reduce costs is not very often the best choice when what you cut costs of things that are strategic, and where reducing costs actually takes money out of the outcomes you are trying to improve.Maybe people are using too many Post-it Notes. Maybe they waste paper. Maybe they are wasting money on things that are unnecessary to the results you are trying to produce. By all means, cut away. But what about spending on things that are strategic, that produce real value, that allow you to compete and win in your space?For most companies, a greater investment in one line on a Profit & Loss statement can massively reduce another line, generating greater cost reductions than had that supplier reduced their price. One company I know charges 3 times as much for their product than anyone else charges for what is perceived to be the same product with the sales result. Prospective clients are horrified by the idea of adding 3 times the cost to that line on their P&L, especially after bidding work at the lower price. But this company’s product reduces their labor spend by 75-percent, and the cost of labor is their greatest expense.By spending more on one line, you can drive down costs on other lines. For this to be true, you must be able to justify the delta between your price and the price your prospective client is paying now—and you have to convince them that price and cost are different, and that lowering the price often has the opposite effect of what they’re trying to accomplish.last_img read more

BSP candidate from Ambala Cantt attacked, injured

first_imgBSP candidate from Ambala Cantt. constituency Rajesh Chanalia was injured after being attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by two unidentified youths on Tuesday evening, police said. He was rushed to the civil hospital. BSP workers gathered at the hospital and demanded immediate arrest of the assailants. They demanded that sufficient security be provided to their leader. Senior police officers also visited the leader at the hospital. The matter is being investigated, the police said. The assailants managed to flee after the incident. The police have launched a search in the area to trace the assailants, the police said. Assembly elections in Haryana will be held on October 21.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil vs Costa Rica Review

first_imgAdvertisement Also read: FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil vs. Costa Rica PreviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 8 Tonight’s crucial match between Brazil and Costa Rica saw some fast-paced and breath-taking action along with dramatic moments of ups and lows.Since Los Ticos have lost their previous game to Serbia, tonight’s match was of utmost importance to them. The players along with their goalkeeper Keylor Navas displayed a gutsy performance in order to stop Brazil, by all means, necessary but, alas, Seleção had the last laugh by netting the ball in the injury time. Brazil created plenty of openings in the first half and also wasted some fine opportunities. But of all the shots that were on target, Keylor Navas’ safe hands were able to stop them. Costa Rica also had some opportunities when Neymar gave away a free-kick in the 13th minute. But Costa Rica’s Borges failed to make full use of that when he clipped the ball off the far post from 12 yards.In the 78th minute, the match seemed to go in Brazil’s favour when the referee awarded them a penalty kick when Neymar supposedly made a soft fall. But when Costa Rica opposed the decision, the referee went on to have a VAR check and he ruled that there wasn’t sufficient contact on Neymar. The aftermath saw Neymar losing his cool soon afterwards and he was penalised with a yellow card.During the added time, the match changed its complexion entirely when Coutinho scored at the 1st minute. With Costa Rica absolutely devastated, a last-minute cross from Casmeiro was soon volleyed by Neymar into the net.The result showed 2-0 in Brazil’s favour which meant that Brazil still has a chance of making it through to the knockout-stage and although Costa Rica showed a hearty performance, this spells goodbye for them for this year.Click here to watch the video highlights of the match center_img AdvertisementPhilippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring in added time; Photo credits: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Imageslast_img read more