Sourav Ganguly: India should play pink ball cricket in every series henceforth

first_imgAdvertisement 904a2nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs65iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es4r0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qgnWould you ever consider trying this?😱z3jbzCan your students do this? 🌚aqdRoller skating! Powered by Firework BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that India should play at least one pink ball test match in every series. “I feel this is the way forward. Not every Test, but at least one Test in a series,” he said. Stadiums have been witnessing less crowds lately and seldom do the matches sell-out, but there was an increase in the audience after the Day-Night Test series launched. After hosting Bangladesh last month for the Day-Night test match, Ganguly strongly believes that the pink ball game is here to stay.Advertisement The match was hosted last month at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, and was a complete sellout. All the tickets for the first four days were sold out.Advertisement Ex India team captain, Ganguly, is the reason behind India embracing the Day-Night Test series.  After the successful event in Kolkata, more stadiums in India are now willing to host Day-Night. While the BCCI President is keen on India playing more pink ball matches, current Indian team captain, Virat Kohli seemed to think differently. Kohli enjoyed taking part in the match, and the new Test format, but he does not want it to become a regular feature. Advertisement He was quoted as saying, “I think (day-night Tests) can be a one-off thing, it should not be a regular scenario.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — June starting out with a bang

first_imgMay was a busy month for us on the water, and June has started out with a bang.  Still lots of inconsistent weather, but we’ve managed to fish through it all.  Here’s the latest reports from Kerry Reed at Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Kootenay Lake:The month of May was a good month on Kootenay for fish numbers. We had lots of days with 10 – 20 fish coming to the boat.  There was even some nice weather to enjoy for a while.  And while the hot weather was happening, we also witnessed the annual flying ant hatch.  And that is usually the beginning of good fishing.  All the fish in the lake are now into a regular feeding pattern.  In fact, the ant hatch creates a frenzy.  It was an exciting couple weeks while the ants were floating on the surface.  And hopefully the fishing remains steady from here on.Rainbows between 2 – 5 Lbs have been coming in daily and I heard about a couple bigger fish caught over 12 Lbs as well, so there’s still some bigger fish around.  Bull trout have been getting more aggressive lately as well.  Bulls up to 12 Lbs have been caught, with the average being between 3 – 7 Lbs.And last week we had our limited Kokanee fishery for the month of June.  It proved to be a great couple of days.  The Kokanee have been packing on the weight since last month.  These fish were averaging 15 – 20 inches, with some up and over 2 Lbs.  That will make a meal.  On day 1, we had our limit within the first half hour.  Thats some great fishing!  And on the next day it took a bit longer, but still managed 3 peoples limits within an hour.  Got to love it when the fish cooperate.  Looking forward to the next opening in July.  Fish should be even bigger.  Stay tuned……. Arrow Lake:We headed over to Arrow Lake for a few trips last week also, and it was a nice change of scenery.  The fishing was pretty good as well.  Rainbows up to 12 Lbs and Bull Trout up to 12 Lbs were caught recently.  I marked a lot of schools of kokanee over there also, which is a good sign that there is some food for our bigger fish.  Arrow Lake could be on an upward trend.  We’ll see.On our last trip there, we managed to land 1 big Rainbow, 1 big Bull Trout, and about 8 more smaller Rainbows.  So, it was definitely worth the trip.  Looking forward to some more trips over there this year. Columbia River:The river has been producing well lately.  Even with the high water, the fish are still feeding and the fishing has been fun.  Although, when the foul weather was passing through, the fish seemed to shut down a bit.  But, on the good days we were averaging 15 – 20 fish all between 16 – 20 inches.  Quality fishing on the river for sure.  Both techniques of flyfishing or spin casting were working.Looking forward to some consistent weather and some consistent water levels to help make the fishing even better.  This next couple of months should be a blast on the river. What are they biting on ???? On Kootenay Lake, we have been catching most of our Rainbows on the surface.  Bucktail flies in my favourite colors have been working best.  Lucky numbers:  210, 214, 215, 222, & 226 have been producing the best for me.  Also a mix of spoons and hockey sticks have been producing some good Rainbows.  Gibbs Delta hockey sticks in black/grey,  Blue s/Uv, and even the orange TKO’s have caught a few.  Also still catching a few on the Skinny G in the ‘No Bananas’ pattern.Bull trout have been coming in on the usual Highliner flasher in the Lemon lime color with g-force spoons or green spatter back hoochies.  The Bulls have been getting closer to the surface lately and we have been catching more and more above the 50ft mark.On the Arrow Lake it was similar.  Most of our Rainbows were caught on the same color bucktails, but our Bulls were more attracted to our 4″ and 5″ plugs.  Same as Kootenay, the fish were mostly on the surface and down to about 50ft.And finally on the Columbia, our favourite technique has been fly fishing.  Floating lines with indicators has worked well in the eddies.  And sinking lines with wooly buggers has  been producing in the tail outs.  Also still catching on the spinning gear as well.  The usual 3-way set-up on the bottom has produced some nice fish lately.That should cover it for now.We will be dividing our fleet of boats up in the next couple of weeks to cover all the aspects.  We will have 1 boat heading to Ucluelet for Salmon and Halibut as of July 1, and we will still have a couple boats on Kootenay for the summer months, as well as our jet boat on the Columbia for some fast paced fly fishing.Drop us a line if you’d like us to help plan your next adventure.Tight lines……………….Kerry ReedReel Adventures SportfishingNelson B.C250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

Popular petting zoo devastated by flash floods

first_imgA popular petting zoo in Gaoth Dobhair has been forced to close for almost a week due to flash flooding.Errigal View Pet Zoo, located behind An Chúirt Hotel in Gaoth Dobhair, was hit by torrents of water after heavy downpours on Tuesday last.Here a video showing the extent of the flooding on Saturday: Video via Errigal View Pet Zoo The flooding ripped through the farm and swept away the main paths, forcing the owners to close for the last weekend of the summer. They hope to clear the debris and divert the water in time to reopen this weekend, but losing a week of business has hit them hard.Owner Connie Gallagher told Donegal Daily how the frightening events unfolded on Tuesday night:“It happened in the middle of the night. I had to rush out and release the animals. They are all completely safe, but if I hadn’t got out to them I don’t know what would have happened.“We’ve been here for four years and I’ve never seen anything like it. It was a flash flood, just a washout.” While the flooding has eased off, Mr Gallagher said he has been working with the assistance of An Chuirt Hotel and a local plant hire firm to repair the damage.“We’ve diverted the overflow and we have another drain set up now,” he said.“All the pathways are destroyed. You couldn’t walk the farm. It has to be all refurbished. I’m trying to get it all repaired before the end of the season now.”Established in 2015, the Errigal View Pet Zoo is a family-friendly destination with a variety of animals along with an indoor play area. The farm proudly welcomed a newborn llama on August 24th.But a difficult summer followed by the flooding is putting serious pressure on the business. Mr Gallagher said: “Between Brexit, bad weather and a bad season, we need to get open for a couple of weekends in September to survive. We are a non-funded farm. Everything that goes into it comes from our pockets.“We don’t know what will happen next year. The insurance is a beast on its own.“If it hadn’t been one thing against us, it’s everything. And the weather is still against us as we clear up. There is no guarantee we won’t get another washout.”Mr Gallagher said he is 90% hopeful that the farm will be reopened by the weekend of 7th September and they will be looking forward to welcoming guests to see the animals and enjoy the many activities on offer. He advised families to keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates: petting zoo devastated by flash floods was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:errigal view petting zooFLOODINGGaoth DobhairGweedorelast_img read more

The baseball world reacts to Willie McCovey’s death

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–Even in the final year of his life, Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey made AT&T Park his home away from home.McCovey passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with health issues, but the legacy he leaves behind with the baseball community will live forever.Just ask the fans who passed by McCovey on their way home from Giants games.McCovey regularly watched home games from an AT&T Park suite, but at the end of the night, two police officers led him …last_img read more

Things to know: Erik Karlsson explains why he’s ready to rejoin Sharks lineup

first_imgBOSTON — Erik Karlsson is recovering from his groin injury a lot more quickly this time around.Karlsson expects to rejoin the Sharks lineup on Tuesday for the team’s tilt with the Boston Bruins after missing Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. The two-time Norris Trophy winner sat out of Sunday’s bout after he re-aggravated a groin injury that recently sidelined him for nine games in Columbus on Saturday. The re-tweak also forced him to miss the last 33:04 of Saturday’s game against …last_img read more

Minister Jeff Radebe shares details of 30 day payment plan

first_imgSmall business is big business, minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday, 6 September, at an imbizo held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.“A total of 47% of our country’s people are employed by the small business sector. That is 7,3-million people,” said Radebe.As Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, he is tasked with giving life to the vision of the National Development Plan’s (NDP) Vision 2030 which includes the creation of 11-million jobs by 2030. “This cannot be possible if we don’t support the small business sector. The government is aware of this.”A major focus of the imbizo was the challenge small businesses faced when it came to payment for services delivered to government. The minister promised a 30 day payment intervention to fast-track the payment of suppliers. The 30 day payment intervention is created in line with the NDP’s priorities to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality.Radebe said the government is aware of the frustrations entrepreneurs have, especially relating to red-tape and policies. “Small businesses remain vulnerable… We [the government] shall continue to put measures in your sector to thrive.”The 30 day payment-programmePart of the intervention is to roll out supported programmes, said Radebe. “This includes visits and inspections being done [at departments] to address the issues relating to non-payment. “We will assist government departments to put measures in place to make sure payments are done.”A study will be conducted on why payments are not done accordingly. Additionally, Radebe said his department will work together with the Department of Treasury to attend to queries. “There will be a walk-in office at the department of treasury.”He urged the public, especially suppliers, to also play a role and added that corruption,no matter how small, should be reported.Livelihood affectedIn one instance, an entrepreneur [a supplier] from KwaZulu-Natal told Radebe and the panel that he lost his house and cars because of late payments. Another entrepreneur has been waiting for payment for two years.Radebe said it is not right that suppliers are paid long after 30 days, because their livelihoods are affected. “The 30 day payment has to be adhered to. People [in government] need to be charged for financial misconduct if they don’t adhere to the 30 day payment period. Small business [suppliers] should be paid within 14 days.”Radebe said the problem of small business owners receiving late payments is not unique to the government. Private sector is just as guilty.Mzwandile Masina, executive mayor of Ekurhuleni Municipality, appealed to entrepreneurs to make sure that they deliver quality services. “Work with us to provide quality services. If you build a house, do it the best you can. Someone is going to live in that house.”In a speech about his 10 year plan, Masina said one of his plans is to help people in townships to realise their dreams. He said there will also be a policy implemented to encourage people to buy local products or services.Any queries relating to the 30 day intervention can be sent to the email address [email protected] you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using materiallast_img read more

Resource Discovery: The National Fatherhood Initiative

first_imgThis post was written by Kimberly Quinn, University of Florida M.Ed./Ed.S. Candidate, 1LT Florida Army National Guard.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. [Flickr, Portfolio of Susanna Avery-Lynch by Susanna Avery-Lych, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015In previous posts we’ve discussed the benefits of father involvement for both fathers and their children. This week’s featured resource is the National Fatherhood Initiative website which aims to equip fathers with education and resources needed to engage in their children’s’ lives. The  website includes information specific to military fathers making it a resource that professionals working with military families can use to equip families at any point in their military life cycle. In its aim to:“…improve well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers…” The National Fatherhood Initiative website houses Quality Resources, Professional Technical Assistance, and Trainings and Workshops for military personnel as well as resources for professionals serving them. Topics in the training program range from becoming a new father to preparing for deployment with young children. In 2010, the National Fatherhood Initiative equipped over 40 National Guard sites with fatherhood resources. They have also distributed pamphlets and information kiosks to active installations across the country.last_img read more

10 months agoPSG shopping in Premier League to find new midfielder

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG shopping in Premier League to find new midfielderby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are shopping in the Premier League to find a new midfielder.The Sun says Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina is among a five-man wishlist for January.PSG are also looking at Ajax’s Frenkie De Jong as a new central midfielder but competition for the Dutchman means they have drawn up alternatives.Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and Salzburg’s Diadie Samassekou are all too under consideration.Lemina is high on PSG’s list on their budget, as they look to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. last_img read more

10 months agoKenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon consortium to drop Newcastle takeover bidby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon’s consortium is set to drop their takeover bid of Newcastle.The Sun says his offer is still £100million adrift of Mike Ashley’s asking price.Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief Kenyon has come up with a way of increasing the original £200m he and his consortium have at their disposal.But extraordinarily, for owner Ashley to get the £300m he wants, Newcastle would have to qualify for the Champions League in the next decade.Kenyon has been working with the American Rockerfeller Capital Management to raise extra cash but the additional £100m would depend on the club reaching certain goals.One of them would be to finish in the Prem top four within ten years.Ashley has rejected that suggestion, wanting all the money up front. last_img read more

Canadian airline profits will fall in 2018 on higher costs Conference Board

first_imgMONTREAL – Canada’s airline profitability, which reached a 20-year high last year, is expected to soften due to higher fuel and labour costs, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.Airline pre-tax profits are forecast to drop 27 per cent to $1.32 billion as increasing costs outpace higher revenues that are forecast to approach $32 billion.Canadian airlines posted their highest revenues and profits last year since the board began collecting data in 1997.“Some of the main tailwinds Canada’s air transportation industry has benefited from in the past two years, primarily low fuel costs and a weaker loonie that is bolstering U.S. and foreign demand, will slowly reverse themselves over the next five years,” stated Conference Board economist Sabrina Bond.Still, she said that shouldn’t put the industry’s expansion and profitability at risk as air travel demand continues to grow because of strengthening employment in Canada and the United States.The Conference Board said fuel, which accounts for about a third of airline costs, will rise while employee costs will grow as new or expanded routes will require the hiring of 6,000 more people over the next five years.By 2022, the industry is expected to generate about $1.37 billion of pre-tax earnings on nearly $38 billion of revenues.The Conference Board said a continued expansion of domestic and international capacity has been a key driver of the improved revenues for the industry’s largest airlines.Strong demand and growing connecting traffic through its three hubs in Canada are expected to result in another good year in 2018, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said during a February conference call.Canadian airports served 139.4 million passengers last year, up 5.4 per cent from 2016 and 37 per cent higher than a decade ago. The loonie’s softness helped boost international air travel in 2017, when a record 5.7 million U.S. residents flew to Canada last year.Most of the gains in U.S. travellers were serviced by Canadian airlines, which now supply seats for two-thirds of U.S. visitors.The number of non-U.S. international travellers increased to a record 6.7 million last year. While Europeans remained the largest group, more visitors from Asia, particularly China and India, have narrowed the gap. Canadian airlines added 5.9 per cent more seats to international destinations in 2017, which represents a 60 per cent growth over the last five years.A strong Canadian economy contributed to a 4.2 per cent increase in domestic travel by Canadians as nearly 77 million passengers flew within the country.The Conference Board expects the Canadian airline industry’s growth will continue, but at a slower pace as a forecasted modest appreciation in the Canadian dollar will remove some of the incentive for foreign travellers.Global airline net profits are expected to reach a record US$38.4 billion this year, defying the traditional cyclical downturn that comes about every eight years, says Julie Perovic, the senior economist for the International Air Transportation Association.Robust operating margins in North America have contributed about half of the industry’s profitability over the last couple of years.The last downturn was in 2009, around the time of the global financial crisis, but she said there probably isn’t a need for concern at the moment.“We’ve seen quite strong global economic growth or GDP over the past couple of years and we feel that that is going to continue into 2018 and it’s going to help us sustain further growth in air travel markets,” she told an IATA conference this week in Montreal.Global demand is expected to slip to around six per cent from 7.5 per cent in 2017.Still, she said rising costs are a key concern. Jet fuel is expected to increase a little more than crude to about US$74 per barrel from US$65 last year. Non-fuel costs, including labour, are forecast to more than double from two per cent in 2017.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more