Gayle, Bravo top CPL aggregates

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC):Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo topped the aggregates in the just-concluded Hero Caribbean Premier League though their respective franchises experienced contrasting fates.The left-handed Gayle, who led Jamaica Tallawahs, finished with 430 runs at an average of 61.50 and a strike rate of 160, hammering a highest score of 105, along with three half-centuries.He was ahead of St Lucia Zouks’ Andre Fletcher, who carved out 369 runs, while Marlon Samuels, the influential plyer of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, was third in the aggregates with 325 runs.Only three other batsmen made it into the 300-run club. Guyana Amazon Warriors’ Lendl Simmons managed 317 runs, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel’s Jacques Kallis got 304, while Kieron Pollard, the Barbados Tridents’ talismanic captain, scored 303 runs.Gayle was by far the leading run-scorer for the Tallawahs and was just one of two players to get over 200 runs. Chadwick Walton scored 243.The Tallawahs, the 2013 champions, were knocked out by the Red Steel in the first semi-final, after finishing fourth in the preliminary round.Bravo, meanwhile, was outstanding with the ball as he propelled the Red Steel to their first CPL title. He finished the tournament with 28 wickets at an average of 11 and an economy rate of seven.The Tallawahs’ left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie picked up 16 wickets, while Amazon Warriors off-spinner Sunil Narine snared 14 wickets.Bravo, the Red Steel skipper, was at his most brilliant in the first semi-final against the Tallawahs, picking up a regional T20 career-best five for 23, to earn his side a 27-run win at Queen’s Park Oval.He picked up two for 19 from three overs in the second semi-final as the Red Steel won by six wickets, but went wicket-less in the final last Sunday as the hosts pulled off a 20-run win.last_img read more



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Chelsea youngster completes Eintracht Frankfurt loan switch

Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon has moved to Eintracht Frankfurt on loan, it has been announced.The Brazilian spent last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch league but will now gain experience in Germany.“We are glad that we were able to reach an agreement after lengthy but very fair negotiations with Chelsea and Piazon will strengthen us in the coming season,” said Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner.Piazon enjoyed a fine campaign at Vitesse, scoring 11 goals and contributing eight assists, but his chances of breaking into the Chelsea team this season were thought to be slim, particularly after the arrival of Cesc Fabregas.But he could make an impact at Stamford Bridge in the 2015/16 season if his loan spell in the Bundesliga goes well. Lucas Piazon 1



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Person injured in Hollywood fire

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOLLYWOOD – A person was critically injured in a fire in Hollywood, authorities said today. The fire at 5336 W. Sunset Boulevard, near Western Avenue, was reported about 9 last night and knocked down in about 10 minutes by more than 40 firefighters, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. A female victim who suffered burn injuries was transported to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition, Humphrey said. The cause of the fire was under investigation, he said.last_img



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JOBS BOOST AS NEW FURNITURE STORE OPENS IN STRANORLAR

first_imgBallybofey & Stranorlar has been given a timely economic boost following the opening of a brand new furniture interior store on the Letterkenny Road, Stranorlar. The news will come as a great boost for residents in the Twin Towns, as it is expected that a number of new jobs will be created by the furniture store opening.Stockhouse Furniture has over 20 years experience in the business of furnishing homes, placing an emphasis on good quality furniture to suit all budgets. It boasts a free interior design service, and a free delivery over a wide area.It is an Irish owned furniture interiors company and it hopes to create up to at least three new jobs.JOBS BOOST AS NEW FURNITURE STORE OPENS IN STRANORLAR was last modified: May 21st, 2014 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:BallybofeyBoostBusinessEconomicFeaturesjobsNewnewsStockhouse FurnitureStranorlarlast_img read more



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DONEGAL GO DOWN BY A GOAL BUT THERE ARE NO LOSERS ON NIGHT FOR MICHAELA

first_imgDonegal may have lost against Ulster in the inaugural Match for Michaela event by a single goal but there were no losers at Casement Park in Belfast tonight.More than 18,000 fans paid to see a no-holds-barred display of physical football between the All Ireland champions and an Ulster select.Ulster led throughout and not even a late Paddy McBrearty goal which brought Donegal within three points of Ulster was enough. Donegal fielded a very experimental team with many players of the future including Stephen Griffin and Gary McFadden featuring.There was no place for the likes of Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden, Karl Lacey or Rory Kavangh who plays the county final for St Eunans against Naomh Conaill tomorrow.There were smiles all round as Ulster eventually ran out 2-11 to 1-11 winners.Tyrone’s Martin Penrose was the Man of the Match in a game played in cold but dry conditions with many Donegal fans making the journey to support the Michaela Foundation. John McAreavy, the husband of the late Michaela Harte said he hopes his late wife’s foundation will continue to grow.“2013 is going to be a massive year and we’re going to spread summer camps around the counties. It’s onwards and upwards,” he said.Michaela’s dad Mickey said “Michaela always had a kind of direct line to God. It rained all week and we had a lovely night tonight,” he said. DONEGAL GO DOWN BY A GOAL BUT THERE ARE NO LOSERS ON NIGHT FOR MICHAELA was last modified: November 4th, 2012 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:donegalMATCH FOR MICHAELAMichaela HarteUlsterlast_img read more



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DONEGAL CLUB INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRESTIGIOUS KILMACUD SEVENS TOURNAMENT

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA club have accepted an invitation to play at the annual Kilmacud Crokes Sevens competition which takes place next weekend. The tournament is always played on the weekend of the All-Ireland football final. It’s the first time in Naomh Muire’s history to participate at the prestigious tournament in the senior category.Gary Boyle’s side were unfortunate not to reach the Donegal SFC quarter-final this year – but take solace from the fact they have secured their senior status for a third year.It’s also the first time in the club’s history that they will compete in the Donegal SFC for a third year in-a-row.Naomh Muire are also still in contention for promotion to Division One and face Killybegs in a crunch clash this weekend. Naomh Muire captain Brian Gillespie is looking forward to the tournament and is excited at the prospect of testing himself against some of the top players in the country.Gillespie said, “We’re all looking forward to the tournament and we’re delighted to have been invited to participate in such a prestigious event.“It’ll be good to test ourselves against some of the best club players in the country, and we’re under no illusions as to how difficult it will be.“But we also want to make an impression and we’re not there to make up the numbers, obviously the format is something we’re not overly familiar with but I’m sure we can adapt and do well at the tournament.“Hopefully we have a good weekend and the weather is absolutely stunning!DONEGAL CLUB INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRESTIGIOUS KILMACUD SEVENS TOURNAMENT was last modified: September 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more



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Chelsea defender trolls opponent on international duty

first_img 1 Miazga and Lainez tussle during the United States’ friendly with Mexico in Nashville. Sometimes friendlies are always that friendly and that was certainly the case when the United States took on Mexico last night.The Americans won 1-0 thanks to a Tyler Adams striker after 71 minutes but the key moment involved Chelsea defender Matt Miazga. The centre-back, currently on loan with Nantes, was involved in tussle with 18-year-old Diego Lainez and as the 6ft4in star squared up with his 5ft5½in adversary he mocked his opponent’s height.Even when the duo were split up, Miazga continued to troll him and, needless to say, this didn’t go down well with Lainez’s team-mates.Edson Alvarez thudded into the Chelsea defender and foolishly earned himself a booking – Miazga’s mission accomplished.You can see the incident below. Miazga trashing this Mexican player for being short is pretty solid for a “friendly”. pic.twitter.com/Lq450bqCgK— Dan Sharfin (@VoiceOverDan) September 12, 2018last_img read more



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LOCAL DD – MANORCUNNINGHAM RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES

first_imgIrish Kidney AssociationThe annual church gate collection for the Irish Kidney Association will be held on the 20th and 21st of April 2013  KeepfitDance yourself fit classes continue with Cleona on Wednesday evenings from 8.30 – 9.30pm. A great fun way of keeping fit! Come along and join in the fun €5 pay at the door. Jiving: The Jiving classes take place on a Tuesday evening from 8.30 until 10pm, beginners welcome €5 per person pay at the door. Hall Hire:There are great facilities here at the Manorcunningham Resource Centre. We have a huge main hall with stage ideal for plays/concerts and birthday parties(including bouncy castle & full use of kitchen facilities. On the unfortunate event of a funeral we can cater for tea/soup & sandwiches, so the family can take comfort in having one less thing to worry about during their sad loss. There is also smaller meeting rooms upstairs and a computer suite. A lift is also installed and is available for people with difficulties using the stairs. We also have Fax and photocopying facilities. If anyone would like more information on any of the facilities or activities please call on 0749157927.   LOCAL DD – MANORCUNNINGHAM RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: April 9th, 2013 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:MANORCUNNINGHAM RESOURCE CENTRE NOTESlast_img read more



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SKA South Africa, IBM to ‘go big’ in space

first_img7 March 2012 Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa has announced plans to work with multinational tech giant IBM to develop a next-generation “big data” platform for analyzing massive volumes of radio astronomy data, allowing astronomers to observe objects in space more effectively. In a statement on Wednesday, SKA South Africa said the proposed joint research project would combine available radio astronomy analysis software with machine-learning techniques currently under development at IBM Research. “Processing big data volumes, whether from scientific instruments, environmental sensors, or international communication and commerce, will require extreme automation and self-learning capability by the software of the future,” SKA South Africa said. “Beginning with components from IBM’s Infosphere software for big data and IBM’s SPSS software for predictive analysis, the initial phase is intended to programme computers to self-learn, adapt, and fine-tune the analysis of radio telescope data under the watchful eye of an astronomer.”Africa vies for Square Kilometre Array South Africa, allied with eight other African countries, is competing against Australia (allied with New Zealand) to host the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array, an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built. The international science funding agencies and governments involved in the international SKA consortium are due to make an announcement – possibly on the final winning bid – on 4 April, with construction likely to start in 2016 and take place in phases over several years, with completion by about 2022. South Africa is currently building a 64-dish precursor instrument for the SKA, the Karoo Array Telescope (also known as the MeerKAT) which, regardless of whether South Africa wins the SKA bid, will be a powerful scientific instrument in its own right – as will Australia’s SKA precursor, the 36-dish Pathfinder, which is currently under construction.Massive data analysis – the challenge for SKA The analysis of MeerKAT and Pathfinder data will be a major challenge – and solving this challenge would overcome a major hurdle for the SKA, whose data rates will be huge, rivaling the world’s internet traffic. The MeerKAT, the Pathfinder, and following them the SKA, will generate massive volumes of data that will need to be combined to make detailed images of radio emission from distant objects like black holes, spinning neutron stars, planets, galaxies – even primeval gases that existed before the galaxies were formed, as observed at the edge of the visible universe. “A number of subtle effects need to be corrected to make clear and accurate images from interferometers like MeerKAT,” says SKA South Africa’s Dr Jasper Horrell. “These include variations in the instrument itself [as well as] effects such as those introduced by the earth’s ionosphere. ‘More intelligent software is needed’ “More intelligent software is needed to enable astronomers to process and analyze the enormous data rates that will be produced by MeerKAT and future radio telescopes,” says Horrell. The current method of analysis requires direct interaction with a computer for hours or days before the images can be used for research purposes. This practice is not only time-consuming, but it also requires experienced astronomers, making the radio sky accessible to only a few experts. The proposed project with IBM would aim to “to teach a computer to make perfect images on its own,” says Dr Alain Biem, an IBM Researcher who specializes in exploratory stream analytics. “A software platform like this may assist in enabling large survey instruments like MeerKAT to process the trillions of bits of data per second they receive and make it available to astronomers around the world.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more



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Homegrown artistic talent honoured

first_imgThe venerable Nadine Gordimer, now 88, was the inaugural recipient of the ACT Lifetime Achievement Award for literature. Jonas Gwangwa’s work is admired by former president Nelson Mandela. Multi-talented artist Andrew Verster is also a playwright, set and costume designer, and author. The distinguished career of director Welcome Msomi spans almost five decades.(Images: Arts & Culture Trust) MEDIA CONTACTS • Di Sparks  +27 11 648 7385 or +27 73 208 8483 RELATED ARTICLES • Arts festival with an edge • Instilling a love of reading • They come to dance – and grow • JM Coetzee archive heads to US • Music fest in SA’s Darling Sue MustafaThe winners of the ImpACT awards for excellence in arts and culture were announced by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) at their 15th annual ceremony on 9 November. The initiative recognises South Africa’s top young artistic professionals, and among those lauded were The Muffinz for music and singing, Phillip Dikotla for theatre and fashion label Ozlo South Africa for design. At the same event, the ACT Lifetime Achievement winners were announced. Awards were given this year to four veterans of South African arts and culture: Welcome Msomi for theatre, Jonas Gwangwa for music, Andrew Verster for visual arts and Nadine Gordimer for the inaugural literature honour. They now join the distinguished company of previous lifetime achievement awardees such as Mimi Coertse, Miriam Makeba, John Kani and Gcina Mhlophe. ACT is an independent organisation aiming to create and sustain funding for the development of the arts. It has recognised and honoured over 350 individuals and groups since its start in 1998.ACT CEO Pieter Jacobs believes that “it is vitally important to cast a spotlight on the work of individuals and/or groups which have had a significant impact.”He adds that it’s important for the arts industry to have benchmarks to refer to, which will stimulate development and the desire to achieve, and highlight the role that arts and culture plays in society.Artistic pioneersThe accomplishments of these four veterans have created a resounding benchmark for excellence for their local and international peers and heirs to emulate.Welcome Msomi is the founder and director of Izulu Dance Theatre and Music Company, and an artist who has proven to be an entrepreneurial genius in his global expansion. The playwright, choreographer, director and businessman is best known for his play uMabatha, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth which has been performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Aldwych Theatre. The play has also been staged in Italy, Zimbabwe and throughout America, including an off-Broadway season in 1978. His work has been critically acclaimed, possibly most notably by former president Nelson Mandela, who was so moved by uMabatha that he wrote a personal review on it in 1991. Msomi’s relationship with Mandela has continued through the years, with the playwright directing Mandela’s 75th, 77th, 78th and 80th birthday celebrations. Msomi’s interests do not merely lie on foreign grounds and the ACT board of trustees made a point of praising him for his commitment to the development of the arts in rural and urban areas in South Africa.The term “Nobel laureate in literature” is enough to describe the contributions of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nadine Gordimer. Gordimer is no stranger to accolades – along with the prestigious Nobel Prize in 1991, she was the joint winner of the sought-after Booker Prize for Fiction in 1994, the 2002 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the best book from Africa, and the French Legion of Honour in 2007, among many others. Gordimer is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the patron of the Congress of South African Writers. She has at least 15 honorary degrees.The veteran author is known for her anti-apartheid activism, and during the struggle years hid African National Congress leaders in her own home. She also fought against the censorship and banning of her controversial work during the apartheid era, and consequently served on the committee of South Africa’s Anti-Censorship Action Group. Along with her political interests, Nadine Gordimer also involved herself in HIV/Aids causes and in 2004 organised 20 major writers – including five Nobel laureates – to contribute to a fundraising book, Telling Tales, for the Treatment Action Campaign. She has received ACT’s highest praise because of her inspirational literature and philanthropy and her strength in the face of adversity. Earlier this year, responding to questions about an attack in her home, Gordimer said: “I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid” – a sentiment that can be applied to her life’s work.The highest international standardsSoweto-born Jonas Gwangwa is known for his international standing within the music industry as well as his influential role in the evolution of South African jazz. Gwangwa started his music career as a self-taught trombonist who later attended the Manhattan School of Music while in exile. He is an award-winning composer who has composed scores for the 1980 Liz White-directed version of Othello, Cry Freedom in 1987 and the 2004 documentary on Walter and Albertina Sisulu. He performed in 1965 in the Sound of Africa concert at Carnegie Hall, sharing the stage with the late Miriam Makeba as well as South African music heroes like Hugh Masekela and Letta Mbulu. His Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe awards validate ACT’s description of him as an artist meeting “the highest international standards”. Johannesburg-born Andrew Verster has had a long-spanning artistic career ranging from writing short stories, articles and radio plays to designing costumes and sets for major productions such as the Opera Africa productions of Princess Magogo and Faust and the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. He too has a number of awards on his mantelpiece, including several Fools Awards for best costume design and best artist – winners are chosen from the KwaZulu-Natal arts community and decided by public vote – and has had over 50 solo exhibitions, both local and international.South Africans have taken the global creative scene by storm through the older generation of artists who have also expanded their work into cause-related advancements and paved the way for a new crop of talent. Young contemporary jazz musicians such as Simphiwe Dana, whose 2010 release Kulture Noir received high praise locally and internationally, are making their mark while 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Bokani Dyer has captured audiences throughout South Africa. The popular Jesse Clegg is following the footsteps of his famous father Johnny, another musical legend known for his effortlessly multilingual songs representing all South Africans.last_img read more



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