Afridi pumped and ready for CPL return

first_imgAfter making his CPL debut back in 2015, world class all-rounder Shahid Afridi is highly anticipating his return to the “biggest party in sport”, come August.Afridi shared a little of his expectations for the tournament, and what he plans to add to the mix of superstar players.Back in 2015, Afridi was a part of the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots team, this time around, the all-rounder will join forces with the likes of Andre Russell, Ross Taylor and Rovman Powell in the Jamaica Tallawahs line-up.Despite knocking 5 sixes out of the park in his debut year, Afridi is of the belief that he underperformed in 2015. “I think my first experience was not that good, because I didn’t perform well. But still I think it’s an honour for me to be part of CPL. I think that atmosphere is very good, and whenever I was there with the Pakistan team, I enjoyed. I think the islands are very beautiful. St. Lucia, where I played a few times for the Pakistan side, is one of my favourite places, so that’s why I love to play there. The atmosphere is very good; the people, they want to see us there as well,” he said.Stating that he considers himself a bowling all-rounder, Afridi admitted that he is not always consistent with the bat. “I always consider myself as a bowling all-rounder. I think (that) in batting I’m not that consistent, but in bowling I am very consistent; and when I started my cricket, I started as a bowler. So I think I feel good, and if you look into my performance, I’m always very consistent with my bowling,” he explained.As such, Afridi is expected to bring some attacking bowling to the Tallawahs side.Aside from that, the former Pakistan player disclosed that he is excited to play, especially in the USA, a venue he has never played at before. “I heard that we are playing three games in America, and I have never played any game in America; but let’s see. I don’t know how is the ground, or how the pitch will behave, but I’m very excited to play in America,” he noted.On a different note, Afridi is rallying for his former team, Pakistan, to participate in the World T20 on basis of their strong performance against Windies recently. This is something Afridi was delighted to see, and he was full of praise for Cricket West Indies for making it happen.“I must thank the (West Indies) Cricket Board. I think they really support us, they really support our cricket. I think they really done a great job, especially all the players. Really, it’s a big thing for us, because we want to see cricket back in Pakistan, and I’m always thankful to them (for) the way they supported us,” Afridi explained.The next big global T20 tournament will be the World T20, and Afridi thinks Pakistan are moving in the right direction. They have made it to the number one ranking in the format; have won nine successive T20I series; and have experience of success in ICC events, having won the Champions Trophy in England last summer.“I think it’s still a long way to go, and I think the way our boys are playing is very good. All the youngsters, they’re doing a great job; and Inshallah, we’re hoping they’re going to do well for Pakistan,” Afridi declared.Asked if he fancied having a go at playing in that tournament, he was unequivocal in his response. “No! Not at all! I’m done! I enjoyed my cricket for Pakistan, I’m playing just my league cricket, and I’m enjoying myself,” he said.The Jamaica Tallawahs will be playing three matches in Florida this year, taking on Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents at the Central Broward Regional Stadium in Lauderhill on 18, 19 and 22 August.last_img read more

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‘I assume Sunderland will be having open trials after today’ – Twitter reacts to Southampton mauling

first_img1 Sunderland players Sunderland fans were left flabbergasted at their team’s total ineptitude on Saturday as they capitulated 8-0 (yes, eight) at Southampton. Perhaps the only saving grace for the Black Cats was they did not suffer the ignominy of being on the receiving end of the Premier League’s heaviest ever defeat – Ipswich still have that record after losing 9-0 to Manchester United in 1995.It took 12 minutes for the visitors to go behind and it came in the most hilarious of circumstances when Santiago Vergini hammered a strike beyond his own goalkeeper and that began a day of despair on the south coast.Naturally, many neutrals were happy to laugh it up at Sunderland’s expense and there were also those who sympathised.Check out the best reaction below.last_img read more

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GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgBhí an bhua ag foireann sinsear Ghaoth Dobhair in éadan Cloich Cheann Fhaola ag an deireadh seachtaine, rud a fuair dhá phointe an tábhachtach don sraith daofa. Bhain siad leis an scór 1-05 go 0-07.Bhí Gaoth Dobhair páirteach sa chluiche cheannais do Chorn Sheáin Mhic a Bhaird ar an Chlochán Liath Dé Mairt seo a chuaigh thart in éadan an Chlochán Liath. Bhain siad leis an scór 3-11 go 1-14. Maith sibh.Uimhreacha Lotto; 3, 6, 21, 23. Ní raibh buaiteoir ar bith ar an phota óir atá anois €2000. Comórtas Peil na Gaeltachta 2012.Beidh an comórtas ar siúil i nGaoth Dobhair agus tá muid ag lorg daoine chun cuidiú leis an imeacht mhór seo a eagrú agus a ullmhú, mar shampla, maor, lóistín, bia srl. Cur scairt ar Kelly ag 0867927522 má tá suim agat.Beidh Tráth na gCeist Bord ar siúil sa chlubtheach Oíche hAoine 19ú Lúnasa ag 9.00in. Tá sé fá choinne Bord na gContae agus beidh sé ar raidió Highland. Fáilte romhaibh uilig.Crannchur CLG Gaoth Dobhair, ticéid €10. Díoltóirí agus tiománaithe ag fágáil an Club Theach gach Luain, Céadaoin agus Aoine ag 6.00in. Tá tuilleadh cuidiú de dhíth ó na baill agus ó thuismitheoirí Bhord na nÓg. 2 seachtain fágtha go dtí an crannchur.GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: August 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIRGweedore GAA noteslast_img read more

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BRENDAN GOES ‘QUIETLY’ BACK TO THE ’90s WITH HIS TEA AND COFFEE PRICES!

first_imgThe Quiet Moment Tearooms back in the day!Over the past two decades a lot has changed on Letterkenny’s Main Street.Many familiar faces and businesses have gone their various ways.And although it may also have changed its guise, the Quiet Moment Tearooms has ben serving customers and continues to do so in those twenty years. Reeling in the years…..!The premises celebrates its 20th anniversary this Saturday, July 19th.And to mark the occasion, owner and well-knwon local businessman Brendan McGlynn is revisiting the very day he opened the restaurant.As well as face-painting and music, the Quiet Moment will be offering teas and coffees at 1994 prices – which is about 50 cent per cup!We can’t guarantee that Brendan will be wearing the same suit he wore back in 1994 but he will certainly have that all familiar welcome and chat for customers. Why not pop in and say hello and get the cheapest cup of tea or coffee in town – all the way from 1994.If you need any further info there is some on our websitehttp://www.quietmoment.ie/about.htmlThe Quiet Moment Tearooms as they stand proudly today.  BRENDAN GOES ‘QUIETLY’ BACK TO THE ’90s WITH HIS TEA AND COFFEE PRICES! was last modified: July 15th, 2014 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:Brendan McGlynndonegalletterkennyThe Quiet MOment Tearoomslast_img read more

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Donegal Rape Crisis Centre to benefit from 10% funding increase

first_imgFrontline services in Donegal combating domestic, sexual and gender-based violence are to receive funding of €253,000 to support their services this year.A 10% increase in funding will be allocated to the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre as part of a €1.5M in extra support for services nationally this year.The Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre provides counselling, support and advice to survivors of rape and sexual abuse. The voluntary group offers free support and an outreach service to victims and their families. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone confirmed the €1.5m funding for Irish sexual violence services today to allow for a number of new initiatives.The Donegal SARCC centre is one of 16 organisations combating sexual violence to receive a 10% increase in core funding. The funding increase is also intended to support the provision of outreach workers in regions which have been identified as having a shortfall in domestic violence services.Nationally, the extra funding will allow for the roll out of a 12 week healing programme for children who have been impacted by domestic abuse which also helps parents/guardians to understand their child’s experiences and support their recovery. It will also fund an initiative to reduce the waiting times for counselling for victims of sexual violence.Evelyn Sweeney, the Fine Gael candidate in Glenties Electoral Area, welcomed the funding and said: “The Government ratified the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence on March 8th which is International Women’s Day. “The Convention creates a legal framework and approach to combat violence against women and is focused on preventing domestic violence, protecting victims and prosecuting accused offenders.“I am pleased to see the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre receive increased funding of €253,000 this year to continue its vital work. This is an increase on last year and an increase on the €168,000 funding in 2017.”Donegal Rape Crisis Centre to benefit from 10% funding increase was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centrelast_img read more

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Marleau earns bragging rights in Leafs win over Sharks

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — And the bragging rights swing back to Patrick Marleau.Mitch Marner said the Toronto Maple Leafs (13-6) owed Marleau a win in San Jose and they delivered Thursday night, beating the Sharks 5-3 in Mr. Shark’s second game at SAP Center as a member of the visiting team.Marleau, who’s the Sharks all-time leader in points (1,082), goals (508) and games (1,493), shed tears last October when he received a …last_img read more

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Live updates: 49ers vs. Chargers in preseason, Thursday night

first_imgJoin us for in-game insights and analysis Thursday when the 49ers host the Los Angeles Chargers at 7 p.m. at Levi’s Stadium in Week 4 of the preseason.Though they’d trade them all in for regular season wins, the 49ers come into their preseason finale with a 3-0 record and can finish unbeaten during the exhibition season.Neither the 49ers nor the Chargers (0-3) will be putting any of their starters at risk on Thursday, so backups and players who’ll likely will be cut will decide this …last_img read more

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Hawking Hola

first_img9 September, 2004A beverage packaging company has come up with a unique way to market a new cheap soft drink to lower-income earners – and it’s partnering with a street hawkers body to do it.Beverage Packaging South Africa (SA), which packages wines and a range of hip energy and alcoholic drinks, has launched a carbonated soft drink, Hola, together with the African Chamber of Hawkers and Informal Business (Achib).Hola will retail for R2.99 for a 340ml can – some 64c cheaper than the supermarket price of a can of Coke. BPSA says it expects to compete for 3% of the non-alcoholic beverage market in its target market, in and around Soweto and in Johannesburg’s CBD.There are an estimated 15 000 spaza shops and 25 000 hawkers operating in the target area.The company has already signed up 5 000 hawkers to sell the product.BPSA says its partnership with Achib will allow wholesalers to make at least 20% profit from the sale of the drinks to street vendors. Distributors (or “runners’) to the vendors will be able to make R4 on a case and effectively R400 a load – considered better than other deals runners get for distributing soft drinks.Hawkers are expected to make a 20% mark up profit, selling the drink at just under three rand. They should make at least make R1 on every can sold.The company says while costs are usually added for the transit of the products from manufacturing to the wholesaler then to the retailer, Hola will come straight from manufacture to the hawkers.It says it expects to sell about 25 000 cases in the first month.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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WATCH: South Africa is open for business

first_imgAt the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa conference in Durban, Brand South Africa’s message to the continent is that South Africa remains an attractive investment destination and we are open for business.Brand South Africa’s message at WEF Africa 2017 is that we are open for business and that all Africans should work together to develop the continent’s economy. (Image: Walter Knirr, Gauteng Film Commission)Brand South Africa chief executive, Kingsley Makhubela, says Africans should work together towards solving the continent’s social issues and also use digital means to develop its economy and its people.For more information follow the conversation on Twitter with #WEFAfrica2017.last_img read more

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