Boris Žgomba for the sixth year in a row on the ECTTA Executive Board

first_imgPhoto: ECTAA “The whole world this year faced an unprecedented health crisis, for which no one had a strategy ready, and the travel industry, especially travel agencies and tour operators, are among the most affected. The situation is certainly difficult and complex, but it is not insurmountable, but ECTAA, which brings together 70.0000 agencies at EU level, must play a key role.”, Said Žgomba, adding that tourism is an industry that generates 10% of GDP, 12% of employees, and is also the fourth export category of the EU whose consumption generates more than 400 billion euros in revenue. As one of the main priorities in the next term, he pointed out the strengthening of awareness, both among the European Commission and national bodies about the importance of agencies for the overall tourism and economy. “It is a great honor, but also a responsibility, to be elected a member of the Executive Board of ECTAA, an association that is a key stakeholder in the European tourism sector and has an indispensable role in the process of recovery of the sector., said Žgomba, who was previously the president of ECTAA from 2012 to 2014, after that he is still in the executive bodies of the Association, and otherwise he is the president of the Board and co-owner of Uniline, the leading Croatian tour operator.center_img ECTAA brings together national associations of travel agencies and tour operators of 30 European countries, including 27 from the European Union, and represents about 70.000 companies. It also has four international members from Israel, Malaysia, Morocco and Tunisia. The Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce became a member of ECTAA in 2015 on the principle of shared membership with the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies. Boris Žgomba, President of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and former member of the Executive Board of the European Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA), was re-elected as a member of the ECTAA Executive Board at their semi-annual assembly in Athens.last_img read more

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ESG roundup: EU benchmarks, disclosure regs get final rubber stamp

first_imgTwo of the three regulations making up the legislative part of the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan will be officially published later this month after the EU Council today adopted the texts in question.The step is purely procedural, because the political agreement on the regulatory proposals was reached earlier this year: February in the case of the now-finalised regulation to create new categories of climate-related benchmarks and require sustainability-related disclosures for all benchmarks, and March in the case of the regulation introducing disclosure obligations for institutional investors relating to environmental and social matters.Today’s announcement by the body of EU member states comes after index provider MSCI announced it had created provisional climate indices designed to meet minimum standards for the two new EU climate benchmark categories: EU Climate Transition Benchmarks and EU Paris-aligned Benchmarks.The final requirements for the benchmark types are not yet known, but the index provider said it had decided to launch the provisional indices in order to help clients evaluate and test them. Requirements for the two new types of EU climate benchmarks will be set out in delegated acts to be adopted by the European Commission following public consultation.As for the disclosure regulation, the European supervisory authorities have been tasked to come up with more detailed rules and are aiming to consult on these next month or early next year.PensionsEurope and other financial industry associations recently raised concerns about the application timeline for the new EU sustainable investment disclosure rules, which the Commission dismissed.GPIF adds green bond partnershipJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has partnered with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to promote green and social bonds.The move comes on the heels of a decision by the world’s largest pension fund to forge a similar initiative with the African Development Bank (AfDB) four weeks ago.GPIF described the partnerships as central to its strategy to promote environmental, social and governance integration into fixed income investment.Of the partnership with EBRD, Hiro Mizuno, GPIF’s executive managing director and chief investment officer, said the fund required its asset managers to integrate ESG into their investment processes from analysis through to the investment decision.“We regard the purchase of green, social and sustainability bonds as one of the direct methods of ESG integration in fixed income investment,” he said.Mizuno added that GPIF wanted to make green, social and sustainability bonds mainstream investment products, in order to ensure sustainable performance of the pension reserve fund for all generations.EBRD’s green bonds and social bonds are issued in alignment with the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles. These are administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).Paulo Sousa, EBRD’s acting vice president and chief financial officer, said: “Japan is a key and significant founding shareholder of the EBRD, whose mandate explicitly requires investments in environmentally sound and sustainable development, as well as in small and medium-sized enterprises.”Sousa said such investments were the focus of projects underpinning EBRD’s issuance of green bonds and social bonds.Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, AfDB’s president, described the arrangement as a “landmark strategic partnership”.He said it would help catalyse investment capital, create more sustainable investments and help the bank achieve its ‘High 5’ priorities to fast-track Africa’s development.Earlier this year GPIF launched its green and social bond partnerships with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).last_img read more

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Experts rate Brisbane best capital city to invest $500k in property

first_imgHouses and apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburbs of Paddington and Petrie Terrace. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE has beaten Sydney to be voted the darling of property investment in Australia by a host of industry experts.Nearly a third of those surveyed by comparison site, Finder, nominated the Queensland capital as the best city to invest $500,000 in property.The latest Finder RBA Cash Rate Survey found Melbourne shared the top spot with Brisbane, with 27 per cent of experts and economists voting for the two cities.RELATED: Brisbane’s million dollar suburbsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.“Sydney has traditionally been Australia’s darling in the property market, but it is no longer the belle of the ball,” Mr Cooke said.“Prices have just started to recover after falling nearly 15 per cent from the heady days of 2017, but sales volumes are still low and many investors and potential sellers are in a holding pattern.“While prices fell across the board, the ratio of house prices relative to income is still higher in Sydney than in other cities, which may slow the bounceback somewhat compared to Melbourne and Brisbane.”MORE: Where to buy: Bargains in the ‘burbsA Finder survey has found Brisbane and Melbourne are the best capital cities to invest in property. Image: AAP/Sam Mooy.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoWhen asked if they felt the nation’s housing market had turned a corner, fewer than half of the experts said ‘yes’ and expected prices to continue to rise.A further 41 per cent forecast home prices to remain at their current level for a while, while only 14 per cent predicted them to fall.Mr Cooke said the survey results were an indication recent price gains were not the product of a ‘dead-cat bounce’.Apartment buildings are seen in the Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane. Image: AAP/Darren England.“Potential first time buyers may not be buying at the bottom of the market, but there is still plenty of value to be had with home loans at record lows,” he said.It comes as the Reserve Bank of Australia today kept the official cash rate on hold at a record low one per cent for the second consecutive month.Craig Emerson of Craig Emerson Economics said the RBA is predicting another rate cut, but not until October.The RBA kept interest rates on hold at one per cent at its September meeting.“The RBA will be reluctant to use up its little remaining ammunition,” Mr Emerson said.Griffith University economics professor Tony Makin is one of 61 per cent of experts surveyed by Finder who are tipping the RBA to cut in November.“Previous RBA research suggested it takes up to 18 months for the effects of official interest rate changes to feed through to the wider economy,” Prof. Makin said.“The RBA should therefore be waiting a little longer before cutting further, especially in light of the weaker dollar of recent weeks.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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LEGAL THREAT: War of words between Governor and Anguilla government continues

first_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share THE VALLEY, Anguilla, CMC – The Anguilla government Wednesday accused the British appointed Governor Alistair Harrison of using “residual powers which he alleges to have under the constitution “for banning Home Affairs Minister Walcott Richardson from issuing visa wavers for persons wanting to visit the British Overseas Territory. Richardson has hinted at the possibility of taking legal action against the Governor over the remarks he made when he addressed the visa waiver issue. In a statement, the government of Chief Minister Hubert Hughes said that the Governor was also selective in his criticism of the minister on the waiver issue. Earlier this week, Harrison told Richardson that he should immediately stop issuing visa waivers to persons after indicating that known criminals had benefitted from the initiative. “I have become concerned that the Minister’s practice of issuing visa waivers, which is not permitted under the Immigration and Passport Act and hence an abuse of his office, is threatening the security of Anguilla in a number of ways,” Harrison said in a statement. Harrison said that the issuance of the visa waivers legally falls under the authority of the Chief Immigration Officer and not the Minister of Home Affairs – whose portfolio includes Immigration. The government and Richardson have been at odds for some time with the British government representative making allegations of ‘misconduct in public office’ by the local government minister in the past. But in its statement, the Hughes administration said that at an extraordinary Executive Council meeting, summoned by the Governor, the British official presented a similar document in which he sought the Council’s approval. “The majority of the ministers challenged His Excellency on the content of the document. Rather than the matter being deferred as is the normal practice of Executive Council in matters that need further consideration, the Ministers of Government have observed that the Governor has chosen to exercise residual powers which he alleges to have under the constitution ostensibly on the basis of issues pertaining to security,” the statement said. “The Government of Anguilla will make a full and detailed statement within the next few days. The Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walcott Richardson has instructed his Solicitors to review the Governor’s press release with a view of taking legal action for any defamation of his character contained in the release and in earlier documents issued by His Excellency the Governor.” the release added. Harrison had said that the Executive Council on Monday received a briefing on the crime and security situation in Anguilla from the Commissioner of Police, Rudolph Proctor, who explained the link between visa waivers and possible criminal activity.  The Governor said following the Police Commissioner’s presentation he presented proposals to Executive Council recommending that the practice of issuing visa waivers by the Minister of Home Affairs should cease, given the threat it presents to Anguilla’s security. “By a majority, the Ministers on Executive Council declined to accept my recommendations. I have therefore reluctantly concluded that I need to exercise my residual powers under the Constitution which enables me to issue directions to Ministers and public servants in matters affecting the security of Anguilla, for which I am responsible. “These directions suspend the practice of the Minister issuing visa waivers. The Chief Immigration Officer can still issue waivers in accordance with the established policy, but must report them immediately to EXCO,” Harrison said. The Governor said that persons who have entered Anguilla on a visa waiver will be allowed to remain for the duration of the stay that has been allowed, but will not be able to extend it.  He said persons who are nationals of countries requiring visas to enter Anguilla and who are in possession of a visa waiver but have not yet entered Anguilla should apply for a visa from the nearest British Embassy or High Commission in the usual way. CANA Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional LEGAL THREAT: War of words between Governor and Anguilla government continues by: – April 14, 2011last_img read more

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Achievement Learning Center holds special education training

first_img Tweet Share Share LocalNews Achievement Learning Center holds special education training by: – March 21, 2012 Sharecenter_img 42 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Photo credit: rhonda3.edublogs.orgA four day special education training workshop is the latest initiative of the Achievement Learning Center.The workshop which is scheduled for April 11th to 14th is the Center’s way of contributing to the continued improvement towards the human resource sector in Dominica.The training is geared at increasing the professional competency of teachers by providing them with classroom intervention strategies in working with children with special needs. These training sessions will also provide parents with strategies which can be implemented within the home that will enable them to support the work of the teachers at home. The workshop will be facilitated by two special education specialist from the United States of America as well local facilitators. The training topics which will be covered are:• Learning Disabilities : Characteristics and classroom/home intervention• Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and classroom and home intervention• Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder: Characteristics and classroom/home Intervention• Specific language Impairment: Characteristics and Classroom/home intervention.The cost of the training is $150.00 per person.Registration can be done at the Centre’s office at #3 Elliot Avenue in Pottersville and they can be contacted on telephone number 767 440 6992.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Cricket News India vs Australia 2nd t20 highlights: Match abandoned due to rain, Australia lead series 1-0

first_img If play begins now, we might have a 12-13 over chase and the target for India could be around 100-110. Waiting for official confirmation. 12:54 (IST) 16:22 (IST) 13:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:26 (IST) 13:43 (IST) 12:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In If the match does begin at 4:32 PM IST, then the target for India will be 46 in five overs. The groundstaff are working hard to ensure the game begins.  16:20 (IST) The cut-off time for a five-over game is 16:30 IST. If it does not start before that, then the game will be called off. We are touch-and-go in this situation India and Australia have played three times in Twenty20 Internationals in Melbourne, with India winning two encounters. Australia won the first encounter in 2008. Andrew Tye gets two crucial boundaries off Khaleel, one through wide long off and one a streaky edge to third man. India do not help themselves with Pant fumbling. McDermott ends the over in style as he blasts Khaleel over deep mid wicket for a six. 19 runs in the 18th over and this will give the hosts some momentum. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The covers are once again been removed. We have lost some more time. We might have a chase under 10 overs. Waiting for official confirmatin now. One hopes that the rain stays away now.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:31 (IST) 16:33 (IST) 14:00 (IST) Another WICKET! Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was looking so good, perishes after hitting a six off Bhuvneshwar. The bowler drags it short outside off, Coulter-Nile upper-cuts it straight to Manish Pandey at deep backward point Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rain is too heavy now and the umpires call the players off. Kohli is fuming and points out they should have gone earlier. Australia are 132/7 in 19 overs and like Brisbane, we might have a revised target for India. 15:45 (IST) Looks like the covers are being peeled off. If play can be ready in 12 minutes time, then India will bowl the 20th over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In However, we begin with bad news. It is overcast in Melbourne and it is currently drizzling. The covers are firmly on. Maybe, we might have a delay in toss Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:40 (IST) Only two runs in the 17th over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Can they reach 120? It looks very unlikely now. 16:06 (IST) 14:54 (IST) 15:36 (IST) 13:33 (IST) 13:11 (IST) 13:57 (IST) EDGED BUT SAFE! Khaleel gets the back of a length delivery to straighten outside off, Marcus Stoinis gets the leading edge and it flies over the slips. Next ball, he beats the batsman with a delivery that scoots through low. At the end of the powerplay, Australia are 40/3. WICKET! Bad shot attempted by Short. Back of a length ball and close to the off stump, Short attempts the pull shot but ends up dragging it back on to the stumps. Second wicket for Khaleel. D’Arcy Short b Khaleel Ahmed 14 (15).  The rain has stopped and the match has been reduced to 19 overs. The revised target for India is 137 via the Duckworth-Lewis method. Once again, India have a Brisbane-like situation on the cards. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Play will start at 20:43 PM local time, which is in four minutes time. Australia will face the final over so we will have a full contest. WICKET! Finally, India hold on to a catch. Short of a length and a slower delivery outside off, Lynn looks to slice it over extra cover but gets the top edge and Krunal Pandya runs in from deep cover to take the catch. That has gotten the crowd at the MCG going. Chris Lynn c Krunal Pandya b Khaleel Ahmed 13 (13). Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In This will bring plenty of cheer. The covers are coming off. Toss could happen on time.  Here are the playing XIs of both sides.Australia: D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch(c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Jason BehrendorffIndia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed 15:39 (IST) We might not get to that stage now. The rain has returned in Melbourne and this might be the final nail in the coffin. What a damp squib this game has turned out to be. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:50 (IST) Krunal Pandya ensures that Australia struggle to hit the boundary. The run-rate has also dipped after Marcus Stoinis’ dismissal. 12:38 (IST) 15:05 (IST) The covers are still on but the chances of a game still remain. We just have five-six minutes for a game. Otherwise, it will be abandoned.  14:21 (IST) 15:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In A warm welcome to the second T20I between Australia and India from Melbourne. Virat Kohli’s side will be desperate to level the series while Australia will be eyeing a rare series win. The weather is expected to be dodgy in Melbourne with rain forecast. What will be the strategy that teams employ? Another dropped chance. Chris Lynn miscues a pull shot to fine leg but Jasprit Bumrah misjudges and ends up parrying the ball over the ropes. This is very sloppy from India.  It has started to rain again at the MCG. Kohli wants to go off but the umpire is not allowing it. The Indian captain is very agitated and has a word or two. Bumrah bowls an excellent over but McDermott ends the over in style by steering a full ball past Rishabh Pant for a boundary to third man.  So, KL Rahul gets another game. Can he make it count today? Can India’s bowlers put in a solid display as compared to the previous game? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Oh dear. Just as play was about to begin, the rain has returned and there will be a further delay in play. The revised target and the number of overs will once again change now. This is mighty frustrating.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes in his second ball and the MCG erupts. Full ball and curving away outside off, it nips away off the seam as well as Finch edges the drive to be caught by the keeper. Aaron Finch c Pant b Bhuvneshwar 0 (1). 14:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The umpires are concerned about some wet patches on the field. Remember, Melbourne has taken a lot of rain in the last week and it is a wonder that the match even lasted for 19 overs with such weather. However, the umpires are having a look and one hopes for an update soon. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Jasprit Bumrah gets plenty of bounce and zip from this MCG deck but D’Arcy Short ends the over in style by carving a full ball past point for a boundary. Australia need a partnership and they need to end the powerplay in style.  13:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Match has been reduced to 11 overs and the revised DLS target for India is 90. This will be a very interesting chase.  14:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The rain appears to have stopped and the mopping up operations are going on at the MCG. This weather is incredibly fickle and this could be an interesting chase. Waiting for the revised scores and overs.  Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack and he gives away just five runs. He really bowled slower through the air and allowed the drift to do all the work. 12:23 (IST) India have chosen to bowl in Melbourne. Virat Kohli says the Indian team is unchanged. Australian skipper Aaron Finch has said they would have bowled. Billy Stanlake injured his ankle during warm-ups and Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces him New Delhi: India won the toss and chose to bowl in overcast conditions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and they dominated proceedings, with Khaleel Ahmed and the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya wrecking the Australian middle-order. However, Ben McDermott hung in and along with Nathan Coulter-Nile and Andrew Tye, strung some crucial partnerships to help Australia reach 132/7 after 19 overs. However, rain dominated proceedings when it was India’s turn to chase. Persistent weather interruptions resulted in the match been called off and Australia take their 1-0 lead to the final game in Sydney on Sunday. With this result, India can only level the series while for Australia, they will be gunning for a series win yet again. (SCORECARD) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:13 (IST) 15:32 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:16 (IST) Oh dear! Just as I typed it, there is an update that the covers are back on as it has started to rain in Melbourne again. Now, we will definitely lose overs and India might chase a revised target. 14:32 (IST) 16:29 (IST) D’Arcy Short gets going with a boundary as he drills Khaleel Ahmed to the long-off fence. Virat Kohli tried to stop it with the dive but could not. In the first ball of Bhuvneshwar’s second over, Rishabh Pant drops Short. That was a simple chance.  WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Krunal Pandya. After being hit for a boundary, Krunal gets this flatter delivery to straighten, Maxwell aims to defend and the outside edge clips the off stump. Glenn Maxwell b Krunal Pandya 19 (22). 13:50 (IST) 16:15 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav finally gets a wicket in his last over. Alex Carey miscues the slog sweep and holes out to long on. Krunal Pandya did not have to move an inch. Australia continue to sink. Alex Carey c Krunal b Kuldeep 4 (6).  WICKET! Australia are floundering here. Short ball from Bumrah and Stoinis uppercuts it to deep backward point, Dinesh Karthik runs to his left and takes the catch. Marcus Stoinis c Karthik b Bumrah 4 (5). The rain is getting heavier now and the square covers are coming onto the pitch. This delay might be slightly longer now.  13:53 (IST) There it is, folks! The match has been officially abandoned! Australia will take their 1-0 lead to the final game in Sydney. It has been a disappointing game for the 60,000 fans at the G. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:53 (IST) The Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya combo have combined for figures of 8-0-49-2. A much better performance in the middle overs as compared to Brisbane. Can Australia reach 140? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:36 (IST) 12:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:25 (IST) The MCG is a hard wicket and there is some grass. It does drain quickly. The conditions don’t look the best. It is starting to come down again. 14:45 (IST) 14:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ben McDermott, struggling against Kuldeep Yadav, finally breaks the shackles by sweeping him to the deep backward square leg fence. Australia need a lot more hits if they are to reach a good total. After 12 overs, Australia are 69/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In More covers are coming on to the pitch now. The entire pitch is covered and there is one more cover on standby to cover the surrounding areas.  12:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Nathan Coulter-Nile launches Kuldeep Yadav for the second six of the match. Australia need a lot more such hits if they are to reach a good total. He shows his prowess by going on the back foot and hammering Krunal down the ground for a boundary. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:58 (IST) 12:42 (IST) 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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Bishops’ High edge Bartica Secondary in 14th National School Basketball Festival opener

first_imgTHE 14th edition of the National School Basketball Festival got off to a cracker at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday as the Bishops’ High School edged Bartica Secondary in overtime to tip off the U-18 tournament.Newcomers to the Festival, Bartica had several opportunities to upset the more established Georgetown School, including leads within the last minute of regulation time and the last two minutes of extra time, but experience prevailed as the game ended 55-53, much to the delight of the Bishops’ supporters.Bartica, who hosted the Eagles at home the night prior, opened the game in control, but their height in the middle was undone by the speed of the Georgetown players as they fell behind 23-16 by the half.Bishops’ High increased their lead early in the second half before Bartica caught a second wind and their lights out shooter Emanuel Atherley took over. The shooting guard scored 14 of his 15 points during this period, including two draggers from beyond the arc, which carried his team back into the lead. Also finding their range from downtown were Linden Adams (12 points and nine rebounds) and McQuain Smith (six points), who both finished with two three-pointers.At the other end of the court, Shemar Greaves exploded with four three-pointers, which were scored in clutch moments for Bishops’. The shooting guard finished with a game-high 18 points.Greaves was the driving force behind the comeback, the whole-court running coupled with foul trouble by the visiting players in the second period, which rolled over to extra time, proved the catalyst for defeat.Supporting Greaves were Lamon Friday, who scored 12 points to go with seven rebounds and Roydon Glasgow, who scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds.With the win, Bishops’ High are into today’s quarterfinals.last_img read more

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Clonmel Town advance to Youth Cup semis

first_imgThe South Tipp side beat Fairview Rangers of Limerick 3-1 in the quarter-final of the competion.Brennan (2) and O’Meara scored Town’s goals at the Dr Pat O’Callaghan Complex.Galway Hibernians and Ballincollig are also through to the semi-finals with Ringmahon scheduled to take on either Finglas or Moneygall in the final last eight tie.last_img

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DJ Peters, Alex Verdugo and Jake Peter homer in Dodgers’ 7-6 win over White Sox

first_imgUP NEXT: LHP Alex Wood is scheduled to make his second spring start against the Arizona Diamondbacks (LHP Robbie Ray) on Saturday at noon at Camelback Ranch (SportsNet LA and 570 AM). THE GAME: DJ Peters’ two-run home run in the eighth inning broke a tie and sent the Dodgers to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.PITCHING REPORT: LHP Clayton Kershaw made his second start of the spring and pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed a bloop single, walked one batter and struck out two. … RHP Tom Koehler faced four batters in the third inning then left with an apparent shoulder injury. … LHP Adam Liberatore pitched a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts.HITTING REPORT: Peters’ homer was his first of the spring but he is 4 for 11. … For the second consecutive game, infielder Jake Peter hit a three-run home run. This one came against Peter’s former team. He was acquired from the White Sox in a three-team trade this past winter. … Yasmani Grandal ended an 0-for-11 start to the spring with a leadoff double in the third inning. … Alex Verdugo was 2 for 3 with a solo home run. He is batting .400 (6 for 15) this spring.DEFENSE REPORT: The first play of the day for the Dodgers’ defense was a good one. Minor-league shortstop Omar Estevez went into the hole to get Yoan Moncada’s ground ball and used a quick release to throw Moncada out at first base. … Kershaw was charged with an error on a wild pickoff throw that went over the head of first baseman Edwin Rios. “I threw it too high,” Kershaw explained succinctly. … Verdugo was charged with an error that led to an unearned run when he overran a ground ball in right field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Dzumhur 96th on the ATP Rankings, Basic again recording the Ranking of the Career

first_imgThe BH tennis player Damir Dzumhur is taking the 96th place on the latest ATP rankings with 537 points. Compared to the last week rankings, Dzumhur progressed by one position.Mirza Basic also progressed by one position and is currently taking the 146th place, which is the best ranking of his career.Tomislav Brkic, Aldin Setkic and Nerman Fatkic have regressed in comparison to the last week by three, seven and eleven positions respectively.The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is still the first on the list, while the winner of the tournament in Montreal, the British Andy Murray, progressed to the second position. The Swiss Roger Federer is the third.ATP Rankings:(1) Novak Đoković (SRB) 14.265(3) Andy Murray (GBR) 8660(2) Roger Federer (SUI) 8065(4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6835(5) Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5575(6) Tomas Berdych (CZE) 5140(7) David Ferrer (ESP) 3695(9) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3680(8) Marin Cilic (CRO) 3505(10) Milos Raonic (CAN) 2925…(97) Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 537(147) Mirza Basic (BIH) 372(216) Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 222(228) Aldin Setkic (BIH) 206(792) Nerman Fatic (BIH) 24(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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