Brathwaite buries bitter memories

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):In the space of just four deliveries on Sunday, West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite banished bitter memories that had haunted him for the last five years.Playing in his Twenty20 International debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka back in October 2011, a 23-year-old Brathwaite conceded 14 runs off the penultimate over with the hosts needing 22 off the two last overs, in pursuit of 133.With eight runs left off the final over, Bangladesh got home off the fifth delivery, to deal West Indies a three-wicket defeat and claim victory in the one-off T20 game.DEBUT IN BANGLADESH”I remember my debut in Bangladesh when I didn’t come through for the team and we lost and I made it my business to say Carlos Brathwaite will develop to be a match-winner.”Brathwaite became an instant hero at Eden Gardens as he blasted West Indies to a four-wicket win and to the capture of the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup.With the Windies needing 19 off the last six balls, Brathwaite clattered sixes off the first four deliveries in a stunning finish.”It’s better than a dream. Initially, the plan was just to get bat on ball and run as hard as possible. We knew we couldn’t waste any balls and that was just the first plan,” Brathwaite said afterwards.”Fortunately, I got the first couple of away, that kind of settled the nerves a bit. Then after the third one I knew that all I had to do was get bat on ball on the fourth one and we were world champions. Fortunately, all four went for sixes and here we are, world champions, a treble for West Indies cricket.”Brathwaite finished on 34 not out off 10 deliveries, in an exhilarating 54-run stand with Man-of-the-Match Marlon Samuels, who was unbeaten on 85 off 66 balls at the end.”It’s one of those out-of-body experiences. As a young man you dream of winning a World Cup – probably just winning a game – and to be able to do it among all these legends in T20 cricket, to be able to do it for the people of the Caribbean (is special).” he explained.Brathwaite had earlier contributed with the ball, taking three for 23 as West Indies restricted England to 155 for nine off their 20 overs.last_img read more

Counting the vote

first_imgThe new council majority, however, appeared to fragment over the firing of former City Manager Chuck Fuentes, who Beilke supported but Armenta later voted to oust. Gallegos-Smith said her election did not mean she will back Beilke in voting on issues. “I’ll make my own decisions. My family started the tradition of community service years ago, so that has brought me here,” she said. “I’m happy to work with anyone on City Council, but my family has been around long before any of them were there,” she said. Gallegos-Smith said her first priority as a councilwoman will be to help bring in a city manager. Other goals are “easy fixes,” she added, such as parking issues in the city. • Photo Galleries: Election day around the Valley | Pasadena and WhittierPICO RIVERA – Culminating a contentious race for control of the City Council, voters Tuesday favored newcomers Gracie Gallegos-Smith and Bob Archuleta, as well as incumbent Gregory Salcido. In semi-official voting results, Gallegos-Smith, Archuleta and Salcido were leading. They were followed by Carlos Garcia and Pete Ramirez. Candidate Martin Morones, 59, a transportation security officer, was running sixth, ahead of county investigator Armijo, 56, early results showed. Gallegos-Smith, 41, and Archuleta, 60, had received heavy support from Councilman Ron Beilke, 47, during their campaign. Beilke’s election in 2005 created a voting bloc on the council that included Ramirez and Councilman David Armenta, 56. “These are things that are minor, but nobody’s listened to these people,” said Gallegos- Smith. “I’m going to make sure those get taken care of.” During the campaign, a top concern among all the candidates was the hiring of a new city manager, which Pico Rivera has been without since the council fired Fuentes in September. “We’ve got to go out and find the best person that knows the community, knows how to deal with federal and state officials and someone that could communicate with citizens of Pico Rivera,” said Archuleta, a county commissioner of veterans affairs. “We’re looking for someone with a lot of vision, a lot of insight to lead the city,” he added. Salcido, 38, who has been in office since 1999, said his focus is on hiring a city manager who is “qualified, experienced and independent.” “That is very beginning of what we do as council members – apart from that we have no greater obligation,” he said. “We have to hire the right people to run the organization. For the last year, we’ve had no one.” Gallegos-Smith has previous experience in public service, having served on the city’s Community Resource Advisory Commission. She also currently was a planning commissioner for Pico Rivera. A vice president of the Franco Entertainment recreation group, Gallegos-Smith has said she wants to provide new recreational venues for local residents. She also favors a plan by Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Norwalk, to transform the Pico Rivera Sports Arena into a series of public athletic fields and picnic areas. Archuleta has also expressed support for Napolitano’s proposed recreation project. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Sunday 23rd August 2015 1st Des Kemmy (6) 40pts2nd Philip Farren (15) 39pts3rd Wilson Moore (21) 39pts4th Stephen McGonigle (10) 38pts Gross: Cecil Doherty (6) 31ptsCSS: 70Lady Captains Day Ruth McGartoll 22 Aug 2015Gents:1st Michael McLaughlin(HB) (24) 41pts2nd Anthony McEleney (16) 38pts 3rd John Farren (8) 37ptsGross: Ryan Doherty (4) 37ptsFront Nine: Jack Doherty (16) 35ptsBack Nine: Liam Cregan (13) 34pts CSS 74Ladies:1st Cathy McGeoghegan 41pts2nd Theresa McLaughlin 37ptsGross: Margaret Doherty (O) 23pts3rd Noeleen Gordon 37ptsF9: Kathleen Cassidy 20ptsB9: Lynda O’Doherty 20ptsPast Captain: Sadie Grant (PN) 33ptsCommittee Prize: Gertie Monagle 32ptsBest 36: Fiona Fagan 27ptsStudent: Caoimhe Glover 39ptsNon Qualifier: Bernie Wilson 24ptsNovice: Susie FinniganVisiting Lady Captain: Margaret McAteer 13ptsLady Visitor: Mary Whooley 20ptsSS 72Scramble Friday 21 Aug 20151st J.Farren, D.McKeague, P.Logue, M.Harkin 24.52nd K.Lake, R.Toland, K.Marston, E.Sweeney 27.23rd B.Grant, B.Harkin, D.Rooney, N.Carlin 27.5Forthcoming Events & FixturesTuesday 25th Aug Ladies & Gents Charity open on The Old Links (For Parkinson’s Association of Ireland-Donegal Branch)Saturday 29th Aug Club Classic on Glashedy Links. Members €25pp, Visitors €40pp Call 0749378100 for timesheetSunday 30th August Confined competition on The Old LinksGOLF NEWS: CATHY MCGEOGHEGAN WINS THE LADIES CAPTAIN PRIZE AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more


first_imgThe soulful baritone of Dublin troubadour Declan O’Rourke is in achingly beautiful form in his new album Mag Pai Zai and promises to sound even better live when he plays in Letterkenny later this month.After an absence of three years, the platinum-selling singer/songwriter shows the wait has been worth it with an album of tender, reflective music that showcases his unique voice. In a recent interview, O’Rourke explains the story behind the unusually named album.He said: “It’s a play on words. One of the songs is about these two brothers in New York who hoard everything and there’s a line that says ‘He saw the whole wide world through the magpie’s eye’ and I thought it sounded nice…and oriental.”The song in question is Langley’s Requiem and after listening will stay with you for a long time.O’Rourke produced the album after deciding that the big commerical record labels weren’t for him or his music……. and has described it as more “mature”. The melodies and lyrics in this new work show he has grown as an artist.He said: “I think it’s a little bit more mature. I’ve always produced my own stuff so I know what I’m doing a bit more in the production side of things. It’s warm and sounds a bit more uniform – I had a lot of fun making it and it was quite an easy process.”Other tracks that stand out in the album are Slieve Bloom, The Hardest Fight and Be Brave and Believe and the love song A Little Something.O’Rourke’s songs have made a huge impression on other artists with US sensation Josh Groban covering O’Rourke’s Galileo – the same song Paul Weller said he wished he had written.More recently, Mary Byrne from X-Factor fame has also recorded her version of the song. ‘Mag Pai Zai’ is out now on Rimecoat Records.As part of a nationwide tour, O’Rourke’s Mag Pai Zai Tour is set to play An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, June 25th. Want to see a preview: Watch our video now.DDTV: SOULFUL O’ROURKE BRINGS HIS UNIQUE VOICE TO AN GRIANAN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:An Grianan Theatredeclan o’rourkeletterkennylast_img read more

Argentina vs Mexico: TV channel, stream & preview

first_imgRing the bell! It’s time for round two.After Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 on Friday in Cordoba, the two teams headed to Mendoza to face off once again in the final match of the year for both sides.The match should see each team make several changes, with players they’re hoping are the stars of the future getting a chance to shine. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! With the next FIFA date not until March, both sides will be aiming to see out the year on a high and give their fans something to cheer about going into 2019. Game Argentina vs Mexico Date Tuesday, November 20 Time 7:00pm ET / 12:00am GMT TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States, the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) . New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position Mexico players Goalkeepers Corona, Gonzalez Defenders Alvarez, Arteaga, Araujo, Reyes, Mier, Gallardo, Rodriguez Midfielders Guemez, Aguirre, Guzman, Duenas, Brizuela, Gutierrez, Aquino, Alvarado, Fabian Forwards Pulido, Zaldivar, Martin Guillermo Ochoa, Raul Jimenez and Miguel Layun returned to their clubs in Europe after taking part in the first match, while Queretaro defender Hiram Mier has been added to the roster with Nestor Araujo leaving due to an injury.Hirving Lozano and Jesus Angulo were both called up to the roster initially but withdrew because of injuries.Mexico XI: Ochoa; Duenas, Dominguez, Alvarez, Arteaga; Aguirre, Guzman, Gutierrez; Brizuela, Martin, Aquino. Position Argentina players Goalkeepers Romero, Marchesin, Gazzaniga, Rulli Defenders Mercado, Tagliafico, Foyth, Mammana, Acuna, Funes Mori, Kannemann, Saravia Midfielders Paredes, Pereyra, Meza, Ascasibar, De Paul, Lamela, Lo Celso, Cervi, Vaquez, Gimenez Forwards Icardi, Correa, Simeone, Dybala, Martinez Argentina’s interim manager Lionel Scaloni is set to make eight changes, with one of the most interesting being Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli likely getting the start instead of usual No.1 Sergio Romero.Lionel Messi, meanwhile, continues to be absent from the squad and has now not featured for his country since their World Cup last-16 defeat to France.Argentina XI: Rulli; Mercado, Funes Mori, Kannemann; Meza, De Paul, Ascacibar, Acuna, Pereyra; Lamela, Icardi.Match Preview Ramiro Funes Mori ArgentinaAfter a 2-0 Argentina victory over Mexico on Friday, the two teams meet again to close out the 2018 international calendar.There will be different lineups, with both interim managers looking to give opportunities to players who didn’t see much time in the first match between the two teams. Mexico’s caretaker boss Tuca Ferretti has tried to give opportunities to young players, though those efforts have been somewhat stifled by injuries.Still, with four Europe-based players heading back to join their clubs there will likely be plenty of minutes for players like Pachuca midfielder Victor Guzman and Santos Laguna defender Gerardo Arteaga.Argentina, meanwhile, will keep a few players in the starting XI from the last game but will also give youth a chance.Midfielder Santiago Ascacibar is set to get a chance from the start, along with centre-back Walter Kannemann, who many players on Mexico’s team will know from his time with Atlas. The 27-year-old is seeking just his third cap but is coming off a strong Copa Libertadores campaign with Gremio.There may be a place in the lineup for Inter forward Mauro Icardi and Tottenham winger Erik Lamela, who is looking to nab a spot on next year’s Copa America squad after a long injury absence kept him out of the national team.last_img read more