Narine’s return brings relief

first_imgKOLKATA, India, (CMC):Kolkata Knight Riders have expressed relief following the International Cricket Council’s decision to lift the bowling ban on their champion off-spinner Sunil Narine.The 27-year-old West Indies player was banned last November after the ICC ruled his action illegal. However, he was cleared him to return to international cricket late Thursday, after remodelling his action and then successfully undergoing tests at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai last month.And with the new Indian Premier League bowling off today, Narine’s Knight Riders teammate Shakib Al Hasan said the news was definitely welcome.”I don’t know what changes he has had now, but it is a huge relief for the team,” the Bangladeshi all-rounder said.IMPORTANT PLAYER”He is a very important part of KKR. Every time KKR has done well, he has had huge influence. It is a positive news for us.”Narine has been key to KKR’s fortunes in the IPL. His Man-of-the-Series 24 wickets in 2012 helped them to the title and captured 21 in 2014 as the Kolkata-based franchise won the title for a second time in three years.He also nabbed 22 wickets in 2013 even though KKR missed out on the playoffs.Though Narine has been sidelined for the last four months, Shakib said he did not anticipate this having a major impact on the player’s performance.”For Narine, I don’t think so the setback will matter too much,” he pointed out.”He is a world-class spinner and everybody respects him. This time, too, he will be leading the spinning attack. He has always played a vital role for KKR.”KKR take on Carlos Brathwaite’s Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata on Sunday.last_img read more

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Youths caught for property damage in Letterkenny

first_imgGardaí are investigating an incident in which youths threw rocks at a window of a house in Glendale Drive, Letterkenny. The incident happened on the 30th of May at around 9.45 pm. They caused damage to the window and Gardaí have got descriptions of the youths that were involved and have arrested them following a patrol of the area. They are to be dealt with under the Juvenile Liason Scheme.  Youths caught for property damage in Letterkenny was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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)last_img read more

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City also eyeing Malaga boss – report

first_imgManchester City are monitoring Manuel Pellegrini, according to the Sunday People.Malaga boss Pellegrini has been touted as the frontrunner to take over as Chelsea manager at the end of the season, but it is claimed City officials have sounded out the Chilean’s representatives.The Sunday Telegraph suggest Pellegrini remains the favourite for the Chelsea job and again speculate about the future of former Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who is expected to leave Real Madrid.And the Mail on Sunday report that Rafael Benitez is confident he will make an immediate return to management when his spell in interim charge at Chelsea comes to an end.Meanwhile, Liverpool have made the first move in an expected summer battle to sign Loic Remy from QPR, the People say.The France striker joined Rangers from Marseille in January on the understanding that it would put him in the shop window.His departure from Loftus Road is almost certain and it is claimed Liverpool have made it clear they will be tabling a bid.Arsenal are said to be interested along with Newcastle, who missed out on Remy when he joined QPR after holding talks with both clubs. Tottenham have also been linked with him.The People also say Arsenal want R’s keeper Julio Cesar and that forward Jamie Mackie is a target for newly promoted Cardiff City.Meanwhile, Fulham are considering a summer move for Manchester United keeper Anders Lindegaard, again according to the People.West Ham are also said to be interested in the Dane, who is expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.A number of keepers have recently been linked with Fulham amid doubts over the futures of Mark Schwarzer and David Stockdale.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA leads way in wine tourism

first_img10 July 2007France has much to learn from South Africa and California on the subject of wine tourism, a special seminar heard at Vinexpo, the global wine industry’s biggest trade show, in Bordeaux last month.Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch detailed the successes of South Africa’s wine routes at the seminar, speaking of a “collective approach to wine tourism” that has allowed for the formation of 18 wine routes in the Western Cape province, each with its own distinctive personality.“One winery alone can’t market a region,” Birch said. “Wine routes work best when properties work together with a common goal … and where they cultivate a marketing proposition.”To illustrate this, Birch spoke about the long established and successful Stellenbosch Wine Route, but also about Durbanville’s focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin’s focus on biodiversity, and Franschhoek’s on gourmet food.She emphasised the importance of working with the local tourism office, finding marketing approaches that reflect the strengths of an area, and holding fairs and unusual events to attract visitors in the off-season.Catherine Leparmentier of the Great Wine Capitals organisation described Birch’s presentation as “useful, to the point and, as usual, the South Africans used the most beautiful imagery. The South African contribution was of extreme value.”Francois Lurton, CEO of France’s Domaines Francois Lurton, said the “great advantage of the New World is their flexible hours, whereas it is very rigid in France, with the 35-hour week and little working at weekends.“In South Africa and California, they have a fantastic ability to organise opening times so people can come when they want.”Other speakers at the forum included Marimar Torres of the Spanish Torres family and owner of Club Marimar in California’s Russian River Valley, and Maryan Bautovich of Schramsberg Wines, also in California.Speaking to WineNews after the seminar, Birch said that wine Tourism had grown to the point where it was now “an integral part of any wine producing area’s marketing strategy.”In South Africa, she said, the wine tourism industry had “grown organically and expanded at an expotential rate, fuelled by passionate individuals and product owners.”She stressed, however, that the job was far from done. “We cannot ignore the importance of delivering a professional and unique experience.”Source: Wine.co.zalast_img read more

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India International Engineering and Technology Fair 2009

first_imgToday, 23rd February 2009 a small step in the right direction towards energy efficient street lighting was made at the 18th International Engineering and Technology Fair being held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center.An agreement between two cricketing legends Clive Rice (South Africa) and Kapil Dev (India) was signed in the presence of dignitaries and representatives of the media for the exclusive Indian marketing and manufacturing rights for ENVIROLIGHT, an energy efficient street light developed and manufactured in South Africa. Kapil requires no introduction to the cricketing world but what is not very well known is that he has been in the business of highly specialized field of sports lighting in India since 1995 and are the market leaders in this field under the name of Dev Musco Lighting having a technical & marketing tie-up with Musco Sports Lighting of USA. The Envirolight is a product which makes a lot of sense in today’s world of global warming and world wide concern for the environment and as Kapil said, it made good sense to have this product in his stable. The agreement was signed by Kapil in his company Berget Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Clive stated this was an environmental friendly street lighting product that was developed with the latest proven technology using the best of materials and components to achieve a product quality of high standards. He is sure that this product will have wide acceptance worldwide and will play a significant role in providing energy efficient street lighting in India.For more pictures about the event click here.last_img read more

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Passengers from hell! We want your opinion!

first_imgWhich is worse? The inconsiderate passenger reclining into your face for an entire flight or the out of control child running amok in the cabin? Editors at AirlineRatings.com, the world’s first safety, and product rating website, have listed its 10 worst passenger types with the seat recliner and the inconsiderate parent topping the list as the most hated. Now we want to know what tops our viewer’s lists. Select your choice here Click here to take surveyGeoffrey Thomas Editor and founder of Airlineratings.com said that “it was a tossup between parents that think their 200 fellow passengers are babysitters or the thoughtless passengers who recline into your space from takeoff to landing.”These two passengers have been dubbed Parentus Slapdashii and Reclinus Maximus.“Of course we all feel for the mother with the crying baby and we can always put a headset on to reduce the impact but it’s the children running amok and kicking your seat that angers fellow passengers.”“However Reclinus just wins according to our editor survey.”Various global surveys back up the airlineratings.com worst passengers picks.“One by the UK’s Telegraph newspaper found that nearly 70 percent of travelers would be prepared to pay more for a child-free cabin which underscores the problem of the irresponsible parent,” said Mr Thomas.“Responding to that Malaysian Airlines and Air AsiaX have both moved to child-free zones in the past 18 months.”Another growing problem passenger is Smellus Incredibilus.“There is no doubt that personal hygiene on planes is in decline and typically “Smellus” will also leave the toilets in a mess,” said Mr ThomasNext on the list is Armrest Grabbis who hogs the armrests and typically he has become more of the problem as passengers get larger.Chatticus Majorus makes up the top five and it seems no matter what you do if Chatticus wants to talk you are in for a long and boring trip!Making number 6 is Bladder Incredibilus who some bizarre reason always seems to request the window seat. Bladder not only affects the passengers in the same row but also the ones in front as he or she inevitably uses the seatbacks as a steadier.At number 7, often you can’t decide whether Carry-on Greedicus is stupid, arrogant or just plain inconsiderate. Maybe he’s all three.Greedicus is typically seated in row 30 or 40 but he thoughtlessly— particularly in the US — dumps his carry-on bag which is way toobig or too heavy or both in row 2’s overhead bin, rather than carry itall the way down the back.This of course causes chaos for passengers boarding after him.Holding down number eight position is High-and-Mighticus, who is almost always bathed in self glory. This tiresome traveler sees the overhead reading light more as a spotlight on their own special opening night stage rather than as reading aids.You will often hear Mighticus demanding before you see him and that tone will continue all flight.At number nine DVT – Avoidus would be funny if they were not so irritating.A real tell-tale sign of this trait is the traveler going through their yoga or tai chi routine in the boarding lounge.Once on board, they spend the entire trip doing arm stretches and leg raisers bumping the back of your seat or elbowing you in the head or shoulder.The final irritating passenger is “Window Hoggus” who takes the window seat and immediately after take-off pulls down the window shade and goes to sleep denying fellow passengers a view.And there is a dark side to these characters’ thoughtlessness in that it fuels air rage.“It is impossible to get accurate figures but one reliable estimate puts the air rage incidents count in the US alone as 10,000 a year,” said Mr Thomas.Extrapolated across the globe the number of air rage incidents could top 40,000 a year.“Another survey of frequent flyers found that 37 per cent occasionally felt a sense of rage on a flight,” said Mr Thomas.And it’s no longer just one passenger causing grief.Last month US airline Air Tran off loaded 100 school children and their chaperones, after a number refused to turn their mobiles off and sit down.last_img read more

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