More money for Tests could bring back stars, says Holder

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder believes parity in earnings will motivate players to focus more on international cricket instead of solely on the lucrative Twenty20 format.Holder was responding to claims by England star Kevin Pietersen that the game’s biggest stars, especially those from West Indies, were being lost to international cricket because of the lure of T20s.Pietersen, a former Test star who now peddles his talents on the T20 circuit, said that the International Cricket Council needed to intervene to ensure that there were competitive financial incentives available to players in international cricket.”I think it’s possibly a way to keep [Test cricket] alive. Obviously, we’re in a situation where the money isn’t great for us at the moment, and we’ve been in numerous battles for that, but that’s beyond our control at this present time,” Holder told reporters yesterday.”At the end of the day, hopefully, somewhere along the line we can have an increase in pay and be paid a little bit better than at the moment.”Pietersen was echoing sentiments similar to those of West Indies’ chief selector Clive Lloyd, who said on Friday that the money on offer on the global T20 circuit had resulted in several Caribbean players opting out of Test cricket.West Indies players like Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, and AndrÈ Russell are all campaigning in the Big Bash League, while an inexperienced Caribbean side has been locked in a three-Test series with Australia.Holder said priority needed to be placed on international cricket and believed players would take this option once there was some balance, financially, with T20s.”I think we need to strike a balance, and I’m not knocking T20 cricket because I love T20 cricket myself, but we just need to find a way where the country comes first and then we are flexible in terms of allowing people to make money outside of international cricket,” the 24-year-old said.”I don’t think we should be playing hardball and deny people from going and playing, but there has to be a situation where we make international cricket our first priority. I think once we get to that stage, the players will buy in.”last_img read more

Tunes Liberia Launches Android App

first_imgLiberia’s biggest music portal, Tunes Liberia, has officially launched its long awaited android app, which comes with several features, including the main website.In a press release signed by the company’s founder and president Elvis Juasemai, the launching of the app is part of their new promotional strategy to make the site accessible to its users.Users who download the app will have access to all of the company’s social media sites in one place, as well as receiving notifications on recent posts about newly uploaded songs, lyrics videos and news, the release added.“Our new app can work on any android phones or tablets, and it is easy to use. With the app, our users will have the whole world of the Liberian music right in their hands.“Our goal from this is to make sure that our costumers become informed about new music from his or her app anywhere, any time,” Juasemai said.According to him, the beauty of the app is that it is easier and a whole lot faster to download songs than just using the website.He added: “From a business perspective, the app is easy to use and quick to increase popularity; therefore, we believe that the coming of the app will make the company reach its target of 15,000 viewers per day before the year ends.”“The app is free, but this link Liberia needs to be used in order to download the app in the meantime, while plans are being worked out to have the app on Google Play Store.“Right now, we have received about a hundred downloads with no complaints. This tells you that the app is good and worth using.”In related news, the authorities of Tunes Liberia are appealing to artists to make use of the lyrics video opportunity by sending the lyrics to their songs.“Please send us your lyrics; this is a golden opportunity we are offering for free!” According to the company, the site’s total average download per day is 5,000. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Shelto hosts 1st make-up seminar

first_imgThe first-ever Vincent Shelto make-up seminar was on Sunday hosted on the fundamentals of make-up application.Vincent Shelto and participants at his first-ever make-up seminarPlanned to coincide with Pinktober in observance of breast cancer awareness in Guyana, the four-hour event was hosted at the Impeccable Banquet Hall. It saw the attendees – mostly women – being educated on the make-up application process, make-up products as well as skin care routines.The participants were also able to question Shelto, who did a public demonstration on a model to give first-hand insight into his work.Shelto during a public make-up demonstrationGift cards along with make-up bags and other items were also presented to a number of the participants.The event is promised to be the first of many to be hosted in years to come.The seminar was sponsored by Fairy Faces Make-up Store; Smile Designer’s Dental Care, Nalini’s Salon, Milani Cosmetics and Amanda’s Bridal and Costume Jewellery.Shelto, who is one of Guyana’s most talented and in-demand make-up artists, is known for his eye-catching work, which has taken sections of society by storm.He has done make-up for a number of brides, beauty queens and for persons who just wanted a personal photo shoot. A name that can stand by itself when it comes to make-up is undoubtedly Vincent Shelto.last_img read more

School buses not running in the North Peace

first_imgFor updates on buses in the South Peace, click here. CORRECTION – Buses are still running in Chetwynd, but have been cancelled in the rest of the South Peace.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School buses in the North Peace have been cancelled for Friday.The District made the announcement just before 6 a.m. Friday that buses will not be running in the North Peace.  A snowfall warning remains in place for the North Peace.  The forecast says the region could see anywhere from 20 to 30 cm of snow by Saturday evening.- Advertisement -School buses in the South Peace have also been cancelled for the day.  A winter storm warning is in place in the South Peace.  The forecast calls for 15 to 25 cm of snow in that region.Schools in both districts will remain open.For updates on buses in the North Peace, click here.Advertisementlast_img

Kick Off: Managers Special, featuring Alan Curbishley

first_imgMark Saggers was joined by Richard Bevan – chief executive of the League Managers’ Association – and Alan Curbishley for a managers special. On a day where Jose Mourinho and Luton’s John Still were sacked, while Brian McDermott returned to Reading, there was plenty to discuss in this two-hour episode. They discussed the Chelsea manager’s exit, how player power has overtaken a manager in a club’s power hierarchy, the role of a manager, the short term culture and much more.last_img


first_imgSean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland and Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee having a look through the newly launched Mulroy Drive brochure which outlines the many attractions and activities available within this area of natural beauty.The Mulroy Drive Tourist & Development Group hosted a successful launch this weekend to a massive crowd in Logue’s of Cranford.The event, which was launched by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh TD,and attended by Fáilte Ireland CEO Sean Quinn, Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Michael McBride, Michael Heaney from Donegal County Council, and Seamús Ó GallachóIr from Údaras na Gaeltachta, along with other Councillors from Donegal County Council, saw the launch the new Mulroy Drive route, complete with maps, brochures, and road signs, as well as a new tourist app.Minister Joe McHugh said at the launch: “I am delighted to attend such a wonderful event, and I am really heartened by the huge turn-out here. Today’s launch sees the Mulroy Drive as the first route in Ireland to get an official extension to the Wild Atlantic Way, which has been mapped by tourist chiefs and acknowledged as an extra route for tourists to visit. “This will encourage visitors to take the 22-mile route around Mulroy, including areas such as Cranford, Milford and Kerrykeel, which I believe will benefit tourists by enabling them to cover more of the county on their travels, and will in turn economically benefit these local areas.“I wish to commend the Mulroy Drive Group (Céide na Maoile Rua) for all their hard work and dedication to this project, which has involved local businesses and community representatives working closely together, over the last year, in ensuring that this process would be carried out with a successful outcome.“I wish to acknowledge the support from Failte Ireland, and the local team, who recognised the potential of this venture and have supported the project from the beginning. I wish to also commend the co-operation between Donegal County Council and Údaras na Gaeltachta, whose help and support to the project was invaluable.“I am delighted to see in attendance today also members from various local companies and small businesses, who brought along information and samples of their products, which further shows the great community co-operation, evident in these communities. It is this culture of local community spirit which is of huge importance to the local tourism industry, and will be further enhanced by today’s launch of the Mulroy Drive.” Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland and Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee having a look through the newly launched Mulroy Drive brochure which outlines the many attractions and activities available within this area of natural beauty.Taking shelter from a late May shower in the Forge at Logue’s of Cranford are Michael Mc Ginley of Mc Ginley’s Corner Bar, Kerrykeel Denis Mulhare, Cormac Walsh and Joan Crawford of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist attraction.John Mc Carron of Willow Farmhouse pictured at the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative with Joan Crawford Wild Atlantic Way Team Leader and Dessie & Louise Mc Gettigan of Ripples Restaurant, KerrykeelDenis Mulhare of Rockhill Holiday Park & Activity Centre and Cormac Walsh of the Glen Bar & Restaurant, two attractions on the Mulroy Drive, pictured enjoying a cup of tea in the Forge at Logue’s of Cranford where the Mulroy Drive initative was launched.CEO of Failte Ireland Sean Quinn stokes the fire in Logue’s Forge when he visited the Cranford area to launch the Mulroy Drive which will attract many tourists to the area over the coming months. Included in the picture are Tommy Logue and Patrick Logue.Michael Mc Bride serving up some refreshment to Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland at Logue’s of Cranford where he launched the Mulroy Drive.Minister Joe Mc Hugh welcomes Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland to Cranford where he launched the Mulroy Drive which will be a large tourist attraction over the coming months and years. Included in the picture is County Mayor Michael Mc Bride.Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee, Minister Joe Mc Hugh TD Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Seamus O’ Gallachoir Udaras na Gaeltachta, Language & Culture.Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee Chairman Paddy Logue takes the opportunity to express his views to Minister Joe Mc Hugh at the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative on Friday at Logue’s of Cranford.Cllr. Ian Mc Garvey Donegal Co. Co., Michael Heaney Director of Services with Donegal County Council with specific responsibility for Community, Culture, Planning & Economic Development, Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Michael Mc Bride Donegal County Mayor pictured at the launch of the Mulroy Bay initative.Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Paddy Logue Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committe Chairman, Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Donegal County Mayor Michael Mc Bride pictured discussing business around the Blacksmiths fire as they prepared for the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative.Joan Crawford Wild Atlantic Way Team Manager pictured at the launch of Mulroy Drive with Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Michael Heaney of Donegal County Council.Paddy Logue Chairman of the Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee addresses the gathering at the launch of the Mulroy Drive which was attended by numerous officials from national & local bodies and government as well as many local residents and business people.MULROY DRIVE GETS OFF TO A FLYING START was last modified: May 31st, 2015 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:Joe McHughlaunchMulroy Drivelast_img read more

Man caught in possession of ten stolen mobile phones

first_imgA man has appeared in court after being caught in possession of 10 stolen mobile phones.Gardai stopped Sabin Rostas at a routine checkpoint at Oldtown in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on February 24th last and discovered the phones. A Garda investigation showed the phones had been stolen at a number of local bars earlier.Rostas was arrested and when the charges were put to the accused man, he replied: “I did not take the phones.”The 28-year-old from The Green in Convoy, who denies the charges, appeared at Falcarragh District Court.Rostas’ solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher applied for bail but Gardai objected.Garda Niall Murphy said he had fears that the accused man would leave the country.Mr Gallagher said his client could surrender his passport and identity card to the court but Garda Murphy said this would not prevent the accused travelling to the United Kingdom.Judge Paul Kelly said he was refusing bail because Rostas had a history of failing to take bench warrants.The case was adjourned to next Monday by videolink.Gardai said there may also be further charges against Rostas brought before the court.Man caught in possession of ten stolen mobile phones was last modified: May 17th, 2019 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:courtdonegalGardaipossessionSabin Rostasstolen phoneslast_img read more

Norwich paint away dressing room pink to lower opposition testosterone

first_img Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off It is a psychological tactic often used in American football as some studies have claimed that the colour pink lowers testosterone and aggression.Pink walls have even been used in jail cells with the aim of calming prisoners.The East Anglian club have experienced mixed results with the new colour scheme so far this season, as they lost their first home Championship game 4-3 against West Brom. Will visitors to Carrow Road be placated by the new walls? GREAT NEWS Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Latest Championship News Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack stalemate Dressing room settings…Who’s backing the Baggies today?Match centre ➡️ WBA Radio ➡️ #NORWBA | #COYB | #WBA— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 11, 2018However, they beat Stevenage 3-1 in the first round of the League Cup a few days later.Only time will tell if this revolutionary new tactic can help lead Daniel Farke’s side to glory. Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place center_img ROUND-UP REPLY EFL result 1 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship goalless Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer impact Norwich City have painted their away dressing room pink over the summer, as they believe it will reduce testosterone levels of visiting sides.The Canaries’ sporting director Stuart Webb revealed the change to a fans forum last week.last_img read more

Watch as Steph Curry weaves magic in a bit with the Harlem Globetrotters

first_imgSome would say, derisively, that Curry and the Warriors have already mastered and merged the fine arts of basketball and unadulterated entertainment. All that is needed to make it … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceTwo unassailable truths emerged from Steph Curry’s scrimmage with some of the Harlem Globetrotters on Thursday.1. The NBA needs to adopt the red, white and blue basketball.And 2. Curry has a soft place to land if the NBA folds.last_img

Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa: Travels with the World’s First Geocoin

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Center of the Trackable UniverseSeptember 15, 2011In “Community”Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”MAT – the Travel Bug® that TeachesSeptember 18, 2012In “Learn” Trackable Week presents a new story Monday through Friday this week about creative ways to experience Trackables. Trackables allow people to tag and track an item from location to location. Trackables typically come in three varieties, Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables like the “Find the Gecko,” Geico campaign. (Watch a video on Travel Bugs)See the bottom of this article for a place a share your Trackable stories, links to other Trackable stories and a limited time special offer for 30% of individual orders of Travel Bugs this week only (US costumers only).Image holding the first geocoin ever created. (First geocoin video) But you’re not just holding it, you’re entrusted to take the first geocoin to another continent and let thousands of geocachers see and discover the coin. That’s exactly the mission Lackey Annie Love was given. This is her account of Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa. Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa: Travels with the World’s First GeocoinBy Annie LoveLackey Annie Love with the first geocoinAlarms that go off at 4am are brutal.  Knowing the alarm means you’re about to spend 13 hours on a bus doesn’t make that alarm any easier to take.  Realizing that the alarm and the 13 hour bus ride mean you’re going to visit five countries and collect more than ten geocache icons in one day kind of makes it all worth it.  This epic geocaching tour was just one aspect of Geocoinfest 2011 – Europa.  Held in the beautiful German city of Cologne, geocachers came from all around the world to celebrate the geocoin. Little did they know I had the first geocoin ever created. More on that soon.Tom Phillips and I had the pleasure of representing Groundspeak, the company the operates, at the first European Geocoinfest. It consisted of a weekend full of amazing events.  For me, this event meant that I got to finally meet many geocoin manufacturers and Shop Geocaching distributors that I’ve worked with over the past few years via email. It also meant that I got to meet thousands of geocoin or geocaching enthusiasts from all over the world.After arriving in Cologne on Friday, I checked into my hotel and quickly headed out the door to get started in weekend fun.  The organizers of the event were able to arrange special tours of the Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) for geocachers.  The Cathedral, rich with history, had the honor of being the world’s tallest structure for four years in the late 1800’s.  Tom, a few other geocachers and I had the privilege to take a special tour up to one of the high points in the Dom.  It was here, that we took a group picture that would be my first Challenge completion.  Pouring down rain and a rickety old elevator did not stop us from the amazing views of the city the Dom offers.We then headed to the Friday night welcome event, which took place at a beer garden in the city.  Tom and I had a great time getting first introductions to many geocachers.Lackey Annie Love at the “Battling Annie” tank in Europe during a bus trip to five countriesNormally one might consider standing in a parking lot at 5am in the rain, watching people climb a lift with climbing gear to grab a doughnut for breakfast a little bit crazy.  Geocachers know this isn’t crazy, it’s just part of the game.  This is how Saturday started for me and about nearly 400 other geocachers.  At 6am, our group boarded tour buses and headed off to find geocaches in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and The Netherlands.  Definitely a highlight on the tour was finding my 500th geocache – which ended up being “Geocache” (GC40 – the oldest active geocache on continental Europe).  I was also told early in the day that I was chosen to find GC2M8E5 – a geocache located on a Tank named “Battling Annie.”  Naturally I would then need to climb up on the tank for a picture.  One of our final stops of the day had us at the tri-country border of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.  This stop included picking up trash at the border as part of a Cache in Trash out (CITO) event.  It was definitely cool to be part of a group making a positive impact in not one, but three countries at the same time.Annie’s hand with the first geocoinFollowing the bus tour, Tom and I were dropped off at the Saturday night meet and greet event.  It was a great chance for people to come together and talk about their adventures of the day and show off their geocoin collections.  Tom and I were asked to give a short speech on stage.  We quickly decided that we needed to emulate the geocachers on stage just before we were introduced by planking on the speaker boxes at the front of the stage.While on stage, I let everyone know the big surprise. I announced that Moun10Bike, Lackey Jon Stanley, had entrusted me with bringing the very first geocoin ever created to Geocoinfest Europa. Jon Stanley invented the geocoin.When Jon asked me to bring something to Geocoinfest for him, I said sure.  When I saw that it was the very first geocoin, I tried to say no.  Losing my passport or my money on an international trip would be a bad thing.  I knew I could not return to Seattle if I accidentally lost Moun10Bike’s most prized possession!Within minutes of leaving the stage, my hand quickly became the most photographed hand in Germany.  I’m not sure that anyone cared about having a picture of my hand, but they did want an image of the geocoin that started an obsession within the geocaching community.Geocoinfest – Europa 2011The sun was shining when the big event finally rolled around on Sunday.   Geocachers came out in great numbers to attend the historic event in Cologne.  People swarmed the vendor’s booths in order to see the latest and greatest in trackable designs.  Plenty of space was provided for enthusiasts to discover or trade geocoins with geocachers they likely had never met before.  This event has already surpassed last year’s Geowoodstock event in Carnation, Washington for attended logs.  Unofficially, it may have been the largest geocaching event in history.  I wouldn’t trade this experience or any of the others I’ve had thanks to the game of geocaching for anything.I’d personally like to thank Groundspeak for giving me the opportunity to spend an unforgettable few days in Germany with around 5,000 fellow geocachers.  I’d also like to thank the organizers of the event (Guido, Gunter, Martin, Oliver, Thorsten and Björn – click here to see the team) who spent months ensuring that the event would run smoothly and be enjoyable for everyone.  These guys did a fantastic job!Click here for 30% saving on Travel Bugs (U.S. Customers Only)Check out a Travel Bug race with do-it-yourself tipsWatch a soldier receive a Travel Bug tattoo.Read about a Travel Bug Rescue program.Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win Trackables.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more