Fudadin eyes 1,000 runs, five centuries

first_img “When I began this competition, my goal was 1,000 runs and five centuries. With six matches to go, I still believe that is possible, but the way we (Jaguars) are beating teams by an innings will make that goal harder,” Fudadin said with a chuckle during an interview with Kaieteur News. “But I can’t do it on my own; it has to be the will of God.” Starting the final day on 52 for two, requiring a further 213 to make the visitors bat again, Red Force battled to 136 for two before suffering a sensational collapse to be bowled out for 216. Jaguars have now vaulted clear at the top of the standings on 70 points after four straight victories. “It feels good to get a hundred after so long. Alhamdulillah …. without God nothing is possible,” said Fudadin, a devout Muslim who played Test cricket in 2012. “I have been working hard on my game. I was batting well for a long time but not spending enough time at the crease to build big scores. I never doubted my ability to bat. It was not a technical problem but more of a mental one.” The talented left-hander has struggled to get starts in this season’s tournament with scores of four and zero in the first round, five in the second round and nine in the first innings of the third round. However, he found some form and confidence in the second innings against Barbados when he made 42. “I did not spend much time at the crease in my previous innings in this tournament because I did not manage too many runs,” said Fudadin, whose 102 was his first century since scoring 103 for West Indies ‘A’ against Sri Lanka ‘A’ October last year in Sri Lanka. “In addition to perseverance, patience and self-belief, having a supporting family helps. My wife (Akeema) and friends are always there for me.” PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opener Assad Fudadin says Guyana Jaguars’ rampage through the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) after four rounds may prevent him from achieving his goals in the regional tournament this season. Fudadin has set a goal of 1,000 runs, including five centuries for the season, but says the Jaguars’ lopsided victories in the tournament are making it impossible for him to attain such a feat. Fudadin scored 102, his fifth first-class century, to help Jaguars to a massive innings and 49-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen’s Park oval on Monday. HARDER GOALlast_img read more

Trackers fall to Peace River

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers were back at it in Dawson Creek on Sunday as they welcomed the Peace River Royals. With the teams battling for position in the Bear Slashing Division it was the Royals coming out on top with a 3-1 win.Peace River got things started late in the first as they took a 1-0 lead. In the second they’d add to the lead early as they went up by two just 1:10 into the period.The Trackers cut the deficit in half with a goal just after the mid way point of the frame, but they’d get no closer as the Royals got their third goal of the game before the period’s conclusion.- Advertisement -The lone goal for the Trackers was scored by Jeridyn Loewen.N.E. B.C. has five games left on their regular season schedule. Three of those will come this weekend as they embark on a three game road triplast_img read more

Substantial progress made on Schools Remediation Programme works

first_imgThe Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tues) welcomed the significant progress on the remediation programme for 40 schools constructed by Western Building Systems (WBS).Donegal’s Letterkenny Educate Together NS  was part of the second phase of the remediation programme by the government covering 40 schools.Seventeen schools, including Letterkenny Educate Together NS, were included in the second phase of the remediation programme. The update follows confirmation of progress in August after structural works were undertaken on a number of school buildings and more detailed analysis was carried out on a number of other school buildings.As outlined then, a significant programme of remediation work took place during summer 2019 in relation to the 40 schools in which structural and fire safety deficiencies were identified.Structural remediation work has taken place on 14 schools bringing them up to the highest possible standard and allowing for the removal of precautionary measures.The bulk of the remainder of the Schools Remediation Programme is scheduled to be undertaken on a phased basis over 2020 and 2021. Minister McHugh’s absolute priority at all times has been the safety of students, staff and everyone using these school buildings.The Minister said: “I welcome the significant progress that has been made on what is a complex, time-consuming and difficult job to fix these school buildings and bring them up to the highest possible standard.“I want to thank all those connected with the affected schools for your patience and understanding during really disruptive times. I would also like to thank the teams of contractors, engineers, fire safety specialists and project managers for their professionalism from day one.”“The team overseeing the programme in the Department’s Building Unit deserve huge credit for the way the work has been planned and the way costs have been managed and also for the way in which schools have been supported.The Department has confirmed that about €40m has been spent this year up to the end of quarter 3 2019 on the remediation programme, covering the cost of investigations, precautionary measures, fire safety upgrades and structural repairs. The Department continues to liaise with the Chief State Solicitor’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office on the on-going legal process related to the 40 schools built by Western Building Systems.Minister McHugh said: “The cost to date is less than was initially estimated and this is largely due to the well-managed way in which the remediation programme has been handled.“The cost is being met through a contingency provision as part of the increased 2019 capital budget of €942m and also thanks to the reduced funding requirement for multi-annual capital development in TU Dublin Grangegorman following the sale of DIT Kevin Street.“This approach ensures that the cost of the remediation has had no impact on school and third level building projects.” The next steps for the Schools Remediation Programme are to complete the bulk of structural remediation works in 2020 and 2021 and to continue the phased implementation of the fire safety programmes.In addition, one school building was closed at Ardgillan Community College, Balbriggan. The remediation solution has been finalised.Minister McHugh said: “Schools, patrons, principals, teachers, students and parents should be assured that the Government is committed to remediating these schools to the highest possible standard and that we will continue to keep them updated on progress.“At the same we are also committed to planned construction projects being delivered over the course of 2018, 2019 and 2020 which will provide 70,000 school places and the 29 building projects being progressed at third level.”Substantial progress made on Schools Remediation Programme works was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Resource Discovery: Video on Experiencing PTSD

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTPost-deployment mental health issues can sneak up on many military personnel and can have lingering effects on their families. We’ve discussed how post-traumatic stress symptoms and traumatic brain injury can negatively impact military families. Luckily, the stigma surrounding military mental health issues is shifting. Today’s Resource Discovery features a video from the Real Warriors Campaign YouTube channel. It highlights the experience of Staff Sergeant Josh Hopper, USMC and how he courageously sought out treatment for PTSD with the help of a military community coordinated response.                                                                             Video hyperlink This post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD., LMFT, Social Media Specialist, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Spinal anatomy

first_imgThe vertebral column provides structural support for the trunk and surrounds and protects the spinal cord. The vertebral column also provides attachment points for the muscles of the back and ribs. The vertebral disks serve as shock absorbers during activities such as walking, running, and jumping. They also allow the spine to flex and extend.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

It was very heartbreaking, very sad: Fatima Sana Shaikh on ‘Thugs’ failure

first_imgMumbai, Dec 19 (PTI) Actor Sana Fatima has said the failure of her most recent release Thugs of Hindostan was “heartbreaking”.Speaking at the green carpet premiere of Netflix’s original Selection Day on Tuesday, the Dangal actor said she felt dejected by the failure of Thugs, which also featured Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.”Yeah, it hasn’t done well. It is very heartbreaking. It is very sad because we all tried our best to make a good film. That’s what we tried to do. But unfortunately, the film didn’t work, people didn’t like it. I’m just feeling very bad about this, Fatima told reporters.Asked about the Selection Day, the actor hailed the streaming giant for providing artistes and storytellers an alternate medium to perform.I found the trailer very interesting. I’m happy that with Netflix there are a lot of Indian show coming up. So we have a lot of opportunities, writers and directors have a lot of opportunities. These days, we have a lot of options for us to perform. It’s great that these series are out. Like Sacred Games’ is an amazing show and I hope Selection Day’ will be great as well.Fatima, who broke out in Bollywood with her compelling performance in Dangal, rejected the possibility of her doing another sports drama.I run away from sports. It was a compulsion that I had to do it in Dangal’ but sports and me don’t get along, she said.advertisementFatima also revealed that she is currently working on a film with Rajkummar Rao which will be directed by filmmaker Anurag Basu. PTI RB BKBKlast_img read more