Bailey points finger at Australia’s top order

first_imgGEORGE Bailey believes Australia’s top order should take their share of responsibility for the team’s poor performances in South Africa so far.The tourists suffered a six-wicket defeat as Quinton de Kock ran riot in the opening one-day international in Centurion, before Faf du Plessis’ century inspired a 142-run win for the hosts in Johannesburg.Australia’s young bowlers have borne the brunt of the criticism for their expensive figures in the wake of those defeats, but Bailey insists the team’s batsmen also have a case to answer.“We’ve certainly got a young bowling attack, but I think the thing that’s been the most disappointing is our batting in the last two games,” he is quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.“We were under par in game one and 360 is a big total, but you saw it on that ground it was great value for money, the ball flew everywhere and our run rate was going pretty well.“All the batters are hitting the ball pretty well, it’s just that nobody’s getting a hundred and the South Africans have had a guy score a hundred in each of those games.“As much as the focus could be on our young bowling attack, I think it’s the batters who have got to step up.”Victory for South Africa in Durban today will wrap up victory in the five-match series for the Proteas.(Omnisports.com)last_img read more

Chris Jericho and wife Jessica Lockhart renew wedding vows on New Year’s Eve 2019

first_imgLast Updated: 2nd January, 2020 18:47 IST Chris Jericho And Wife Jessica Lockhart Renew Wedding Vows On New Year’s Eve 2019 There is news that AEW’s Chris Jericho and wife Jessica Lockhart renewed their wedding vows on the New Year evening. Read to know more about their celebration. Congrats to @IAmJericho & Jessica on their lovely vow renewal last night. Cool being 1 of 5 to be at both ceremonies! Also great to meet & hang with @JesseKage & his lovely wife. Oh, and Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/R2tLtvGfx5— David Penzer (@davidpenzer) January 1, 2020 Akhil Nambiar First Published: 2nd January, 2020 18:47 IST Also Read | Chris Jericho: 5 Major Challengers For The AEW Championship TitleChris Jericho is known to keep a tight circle of friends and he believes that people must earn their way into that circle. It was no wonder Penzer was thrilled to be on the invited list. Things are looking good for Chris Jericho ahead of 2020. He is the reigning AEW World Champion and everything is looking good on the home front too. Fans can hope to see a lot more of the Y2K magic this year. Also Read | WWE Star Elias Set To Leave WWE And Join Chris Jericho In AEW In 2020: ReportChris Jericho celebrates with his familyChris Jericho married his wife in 2000. The couple have three children – Ash, SiSi and Chey. Wrestling announcer and a friend of the couple, David Penzer congratulated them on social media on the occasion as they celebrated the renewal of their wedding vows.Also Read | WWE: Chris Jericho Is Now Selling Sparkling Wine; It’s Called ‘A Little Bit Of The Bubbly’ COMMENT Written By Also Read | WWE: Chris Jericho Slams CM Punk’s WWE Backstage Return, Says ‘no One Cares’Penzer tweeted a picture of the happy couple posing with their friends at the ceremony. In his message, he congratulated Chris Jericho and Jessica for renewing their vows. He further added that it was cool to be one of the five people who were invited to both ceremonies – the actual wedding and the renewal of vows. As an afterthought, he also wished the couple a happy New Year.Also Read | Chris Jericho Calls Out WWE NXT For Being “just Another WWE Show”center_img Happy New Year! Are you gonna be having #ALittleBitOfTheBubbly tonight? If so film & post it and we will retweet! @AEWrestling @nockingpoint pic.twitter.com/snYLAFiC85— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 31, 2019 The end of 2019 saw many love stories blossoming in the world of wrestling. As the year closed out, we saw ‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair announcing her engagement to the current World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Champion Andrade. But it was former WWE and current All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star and Chris Jericho, who grabbed headlines as he and wife, Jessica Lockhart renewed their wedding vows at the break of the New Year.Also Read | Luke Harper May Join AEW After WWE Exit; Chris Jericho Approves LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US That wasn’t the intent at all. I was merely stating that I want @JonMoxley to do more than just join the IC. I want him to be an equal partner in the #InnerCircle with me. https://t.co/F7k6TmhCn3— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) January 2, 2020 SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Nelson Ford Shootout Novice Tournament fills Nelson with hockey fans

first_imgIf parking was a problem this weekend in the City of Nelson, blame organizers of the Nelson Ford Shootout.But remember, too many visitors to Nelson is a good thing.Once again the Nelson Ford Shootout Novice Tournament proved to be another success as more than 500 players and parents flocked to the Heritage City to compete in the annual event.Fifteen teams, including the Nelson Senior Leafs, Senior Rockets and Junior Nitros from Nelson Minor Hockey, participated in the tournament.There were two divisions, junior and senior novice. Each team played three games at the Nelson and District Community Complex or Civic Centre Arena.Teams entered from Rossland/Trail, Beaver Valley, Castlegar, Spokane and Tri-Cities.last_img

Datebook 4/26

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY 50+ Health and Fitness Jamboree, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Griffith Park. 1K/5K walks begin at 9 a.m. Registration fee: $10 by ranger station, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. Events begin by the merry-go-round. Call (323) 224-3518. last_img

Bank opens Africa’s first ‘green’ outlet

first_img4 November 2013Africa has its first-ever bank that runs completely on renewable energy.Nedbank’s Lansdowne Corner branch, situated in Cape Town, makes use of an innovative hybrid power installation, which effectively makes it a 100% off-the-grid outlet.It harnesses solar and wind energy, converting it to standard mains electricity which is fed back on to the national electricity grid. It is able to offset all the branch’s electricity consumption in this way.Nebank says it transformed the Lansdowne Corner branch as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability in South Africa.The hybrid energy installation means that during some months it generates more electrical power than it uses, making it possible for it to contribute power back onto the energy grid.At this rate the set-up costs for the bank will be fully recouped in two years, where the average branch would only achieve this in five years, the bank says.The new branch builds on the successes Nedbank achieved with South Africa’s first partially wind-powered bank branch in Du Noon, also in the Western Cape, which was unveiled in 2010.The hybrid grid-tied system is capable of supplying the branch’s full annual electricity demand of 70 000kWh, which can easily supply electricity for approximately six middle-income households in South Africa, according to James Carpy, technical director of Kestrel Renewable Energy, which undertook the installation on behalf of Nedbank.“This is a remarkable achievement,” he points out, “particularly since it ensures that the branch’s operations will now have little to no climate change impact, thanks to its vastly reduced carbon footprint.”This system will effectively help to lower South Africa’s total CO2-eqt emissions by approximately 71 tons a year, saving the equivalent of 25 000 litres of petrol.The branch will be fully operational even when there is no power in the area.“This model is symbolic of how renewable energy can give rural communities access to resources where there are infrastructure constraints,” said Ciko Thomas, managing executive of consumer banking for Nedbank Retail. “The off-grid hybrid installation offers proof of what can be achieved when organisations have a genuine vision for, and commitment to, contributing to a greener future for our country.”The bank has also launched two community sustainability outreach projects in the area: Belmore Primary and York Primary schools will now benefit from vegetable tunnels, rainwater harvesting tanks, and sustainability workshops.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown

first_imgFILE PHOTO—The Ateneo Blue Spikers celebrate after getting a point in Game 2 of the UAAP Men’s Volleyball Finals. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netAteneo overwhelmed Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to sweep the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Men’s Finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles dominated the best-of-three series, also taking Game 1 in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, three days ago.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Thunder coach defends Russell Westbrook from ‘easy to defend’ claims LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Marck Espejo fired 20 points, including four service aces while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas had four players in double-figures to eke out a 21-25, 30-28, 28-26, 25-21, in the battle for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutManuel Medina and Joshua Umandal led the charge for the Tiger Spikers with 15 points each.Tyron Carodan added 14 points and Juren Buro chipped in 10.Madzlan Gampong had 20 points, six coming off blocks, for the Bulldogs, who lost a grueling Game 1 on Wednesday, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo holds off NU to keep perfect slate

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City After taking a slim two-point lead at the end of the third, 67-65, the Blue Eagles ramped it up in the fourth going on a 15-5 run with Matt Nieto capping it off with a booming triple 2:22 left that gave Ateneo an 82-70 lead.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said it was NU’s zone defense that forced them to create shots from distance, and it was a challenge they had to respond to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“NU played hard, they came up with a game plan, they switched defenses on us and they zoned us a lot,” said Arespacochaga. “We kind of expected and it was just a matter of telling our players to just read the defense.”Ateneo used a strong three-point shooting to slowly distance itself from the Bulldogs with the Blue Eagles converting 11 of their 32 attempts from deep while holding NU to just three three-pointers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We hit 34 percent from three-point range so I think we did a good job of not getting rattled by their defense.”Thirdy Ravena led the Blue Eagles with 15 points, eight boards, and two steals while Jolo Mendoza and Matt Nieto added 10 points apiece.J-Jay Alejandro put up a game-high 22 points to go along seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead NU while Issa Gaye had eight points and 14 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate card in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after turning back a strong stand from National U, 85-72, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles hiked their unbeaten run 9-0 while the Bulldogs slid 3-6 and stay unmoved at sixth place.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments Court allows Ricafort to continue playing for UP MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

AUSTRALIA OPENERS WATSON, HADDIN AT CREASE VS INDIA

first_imgAustralia openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin are at the crease against India in their World Cup quarter-final match in Motera on Wednesday. Live ScoreAustralia openers Shane Watson and Bad Haddin are at crease against India in the second World Cup quarter-final match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Thursday.Earlier, Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat. Not an unusual decision considering that seamers won’t have much bounce and carry and it is a good batting wicket. The wicket looks dry and there will be some turn in offer for the spinners.In World Cups, India and Australia have played each other nine times. Australia have won seven times and India have won twice. However, in the knock-out stages of ICC events, they have met four times where India have won thrice and the Australia just once. At Motera, they have played twice and both have won one game each. Teams -India: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt./wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel  Australia: Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Ricky Ponting (capt.), Michael Clarke, Cameron White, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee, Shaun Taitlast_img read more

Position Vacant – Competitions and Events Coordinator

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for two vacancies for the position of Competitions and Events Coordinator, based in our Victorian branch office, Melbourne and our ACT branch office, Canberra. Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm EST on Wednesday, 8 April 2015.To view the position description, please click on the attachment below. For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email [email protected] Filespd_sops_cec_updated_format-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img

10 months agoLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for me

first_imgLiverpool ace Salah: My father sacrificed so much for meby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Mohamed Salah has paid tribute to his father for the success he has enjoyed over the last 18 months.Salah says his father paid a high price for him, and he is very grateful.He told GQ: “I would complain that I didn’t want to travel [the four hours] to training.”But he stood by me and told me that all great players go through this. “The price for him was very high, and I’ll never forget the role he played in my career.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img