Pollard’s whirlwind knock cripples KKR

first_imgMUMBAI India, CMC:Kieron Pollard equalled the fastest half-century of the Indian Premier League this season and became only the sixth playerin history to eclipse 6,000 Twenty20 runs, as he propelled Mumbai Indians to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) yesterday.Set 175 for victory at the Wankhede Stadium, the hosts romped to their target with two overs remaining, with Pollard blasting an unbeaten 51 from a mere 17 deliveries.He arrived at the crease at the end of the 13th over, with reigning champions Mumbai still requiring 69 for victory, and dominated the remainder of the innings, striking two fours and six sixes.Captain Rohit Sharma struck an unbeaten 68 off 49 deliveries while Ambati Rayudu chipped in with 32.Pollard’s West Indies teammate and fellow Trinidadian, off-spinner Sunil Narine, produced a brilliant spell of two for 22 from his four overs, but was unable to halt Mumbai’s charge.Earlier, Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 59 off 45 balls in a 69-run, first-wicket stand with Robin Uthappa, who made 36 from 20 balls, after KKR were asked to bat. Batting at number five, AndrÈ Russell stroked 22 off 16 balls with three fours before he was bowled by Kiwi paceman Tim Southee in the 18th over.In reply, opener Parthiv Patel (1) fell to the seventh delivery of the innings with the score on eight for one, but Rohit and Rayudu added 59 for the second wicket to launch the recovery.But three wickets fell for 39 runs in the space of 37 balls to derail the run chase and much rested on Pollard’s shoulders when he arrived at the crease.Pollard, who now has 6009 runs, is the second West Indies player in the 6000-run club along with Chris Gayle, who leads the career T20 aggregates with 8,840 runs.With the victory, Mumbai moved into third spot on eight points, behind KKR only on net run rate, with Gujarat Lions two points clear at the top.last_img read more

Gaoth Dobhair nursing home falls well short of compliant standards, report finds

first_imgA new report from the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has found the Aras Gaoth Dobhair Nursing Home not to be compliant with ‘the governance, operational management and administration of the centre on a regular and consistent basis’.An inspection was carried out in November 2018 and details of the report were released on Monday.A Lead Inspector found while a clear and defined internal management structure was in place, the arrangements for the governance and administration oversight for the centre required improvement. Formal and minuted meetings with staff and between management were described as infrequent but occurring occasionally. This did not assure the inspector that robust governance and management arrangements were in place.However, the overall the quality and safety of the care and support provided to residents was of a reasonable standard but some areas were in need of improvement to achieve the aims and objectives of the centre’s statement of purpose.The report found that residents with advance care did not have an end of life care plan, and a care plan for all had not been developed within three months of a residents admission in accordance with the centre’s policy.Inconsistencies were also found in training and staff development, resident records and a suitable written agreement and official Garda vetting clearance document were not in place for volunteers. In follow up to the actions required from the previous inspection, the inspector was informed that the fire safety precautions and arrangements that required improvement had been addressed to the satisfaction of the local Fire Authority.However, a record demonstrating that the fire safety works were complete to the satisfaction of the fire Authority was not available following a recent review and gaps within fire safety training were found in the staff training matrix record.The inspection also found that there was insufficient evidence to confirm that all staff had received training in relation to the detection and prevention of and responses to abuse.While the numbers of staff on duty during the inspection was sufficient, confirmation to demonstrate staff were sufficiently experienced and suitably trained was not available or demonstrated for all staff working.As a result of noncompliance’s found, the inspector was not assured that the registered provider and the person in charge were sufficiently engaged in the governance, operational management and administration of the centre on a regular and consistent basis. Gaoth Dobhair nursing home falls well short of compliant standards, report finds was last modified: March 5th, 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)Tags:aras gaoth dobhairGOATH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

Why You Should Log Your DNF’s – Geocaching.com Weekly Mailer

first_imgTo DNF or Not To DNF?Geocaching is full of codes and clues to decipher. You can offer other geocachers a clue about a cache before they even begin their search. When you log a DNF (Did Not Find), you’re telling geocachers that the cache may be more difficult to find than anticipated or may even be missing. You’re also letting the cache owner know that they may need to check if their cache container is still at the posted coordinates.If you’re a geocacher who logged any of the 8,530,163 DNF’s posted to Geocaching.com so far, thanks from the geocaching community. It’s a small way to help ensure the quality of geocaching. So maybe DNF means more than “Did Not Find” — maybe it also means “Doing (the) Next (cacher a) Favor.”Go to the official Geocaching.com Facebook page to discuss your thoughts on logging DNF’s.International Geocaching Day SuccessYou did it! You made International Geocaching Day the biggest day in Geocaching.com history. More than 94,000 geocachers from around the world charged into the wilderness or perhaps walked casually down the sidewalk to find a geocache on August 18. A souvenir for the day could be earned by logging a “Found it” for a physical geocache or an “Attended” on an Event Cache. Thank you to all those cachers who organized the more than 250 events, including 3 Mega-Events, on International Geocaching Day this year.International Geocaching Day is the third Saturday of August each year. Next year it will be commemorated on August 17, 2013Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDNF for the Good of All HumanityMarch 2, 2014In “Geocaching Quizzes”Turn that frown upside downDecember 18, 2018In “News”Master the 5 Ways to “Log Your Visit”August 25, 2013In “Maker Madness”last_img read more

CWG scam: Suresh Kalmadi denied bail

first_imgSacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi will continue to stay in Tihar Jail as a Delhi court on Monday rejected his bail application in connection with the CWG corruption case.  The Patiala House court has held that Kalmadi might be able to influence witnesses since most of them (witnesses) have worked in OC under Kalmadi. Kalmadi had been arrested on April 25 for his alleged role in awarding a Games contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant rate.  Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh dismissed Kalmadi’s bail plea along with that of Games organising panel’s Joint Director-General (Sports) A.S.V. Prasad, saying that “the offences are of serious nature”. The court also said that “Prasad was close to Kalmadi” and had a key role in awarding the contract which caused huge loss to the exchequer. Kalmadi was arrested along with Prasad and three others for awarding the contract for installing the Time-Scoring-Result (TSR) system to a Swiss firm, Swiss Times Omega, at an exorbitant cost of Rs 141 crore, causing a loss of over Rs 95 crore to the public exchequer. – With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Significant Decline in Fertility Rate

first_imgActing Executive Director of the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), Dr. Sharlene Jarrett, says there has been a significant decline in the country’s fertility rate, due in part to the agency’s efforts to ensure that all Jamaicans have adequate access to family planning services. Citing the 2008 reproductive health survey conducted by the Board, Dr. Jarrett pointed out that in the early 1970s, “we averaged 4.5 children born to women between ages 15 and 49 and we see where in 2008, it was 2.4 and this is just a little above the ideal replacement level.” The Acting Executive Director was speaking at the launch of the 2012 State of the World Population Report, at the Comprehensive Clinic in Kingston on November 14. Noting that the reduction in the birth rate is a major accomplishment for Jamaica, Dr. Jarrett contended that “some of this success is due to the availability of services that the Family Planning Board has been able to co-ordinate.” According to the survey, women said they had access to family planning services at Government clinics, with 41 per cent saying they could access family planning services at any (of them). Dr. Jarrett said the decline also directly resulted from the decrease in adolescent birth rates, which was 137 per 1,000 in 1975, and was almost halved to 72 per 1,000 in 2008. “The decline in the fertility rate was primarily influenced by the younger age group. We are seeing a significant decline in the rate in the youngest age group. Between 1983 and 2008, the fertility rate declined by 41 per cent in the 15 to 19 year olds; for 20 to 24, we saw a 35 per cent decline; and for 25 to 29 we saw a 39 per cent decline,” she noted. Turning to other findings, Dr. Jarrett revealed that contraceptive use by women in unions has increased significantly over the years, moving from 66 per cent of women in 1997 to 72 per cent in 2008. She noted as well, that an increase has been seen in the number and types and contraceptives that are being used; one in two pregnancies are now planned; and Jamaica has a low average adult population. The Acting Executive Director said that despite the achievements, the Board is still grappling with a number of challenges, including the fact that family planning is primarily linked to females, where it is seen as a female issue and not a concern for males. Dr. Jarrett said the agency is working to find ways of reaching the males with the message of family planning and reminding them of the important role they play in this process. Titled: ‘By Choice, Not By Chance. Family Planning, Human Rights and Development’, the report, which was launched in Jamaica by the Planning Institute of Jamaica in collaboration with the NFPB and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPB), explains why family planning is a fundamental human right. It examines the challenges inensuring that all women, men and young people are able to exercise that right and suggests actions that governments and international organisations can take to give everyone the power and the means to decide freely and responsibly how many children to have and when to have them.last_img read more

Joe Pesci gets nostalgic with Google Assistant Home Alone ad

first_imgGoogle had the smarts to release the video ahead of the Rams-Patriots NFL championship game this weekend, so it will ride the crest of interest in commercials along with the wave of nostalgia for the hijinks of Home Alone.The search giant will reportedly run two mystery ads during the game, but the company is keeping details under wraps. More on Google Assistant Google Assistant is everywhere at CES 2019: Here’s everything announced so far 4 ways Google Assistant can plan your next day trip Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet Share your voice In a surprisingly sweet turn, Pesci plays himself and comments on Culkin’s ad. It all leads up to a big moment at the end. While the ad features a party for the “big game,” the ad isn’t scheduled to run during the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to a Google spokeswoman.  Google Assistant Google TV and Movies Smart Home Post a comment Home Alone fans got all sentimental late last year when Google brought in Macaulay Culkin to reprise his role from the 1990 holiday-themed caper comedy Home Alone to promote Google Assistant. But a familiar face was missing. A new Google Assistant ad released Friday shows actor Joe Pesci, who played the ill-fated bandit Harry, watching Google’s Home Alone Again ad with friends. 24 Photos Tags 0last_img read more

Live News traffic and travel and weather

first_imgWe Are Stoke-on-Trent (Sentinel)Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmute0:00/2:31Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:31 SharePlayback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.  Click for Sound Video will play in  The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Click to playTap to play We Are Stoke-on-Trent Watch againcenter_img Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday February 15. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsFirefighters deal with house fire20:26Witness told she’d be ‘buried six-feet-under’ after Tesco robbed with machete18:28Firefighters deal with blaze in city centre16:4320:26KEY EVENTFirefighters deal with house fireThe scene of the house fire in Ellis StreetFirefighters have dealt with a house fire.Emergency services were called to the scene in Ellis Street, off Leek New Road, in Sneyd Green, at around 6.55pm.Read more here.18:53Accident near Aldi in StoneReports of slow traffic due to accident on A520 Stafford Road near A34 The Fillybrooks / B5026 Eccleshall Road (Walton Shell roundabout).Accident has been reported to be near ALDI. 18:36Gritters out tonight…Watch out, Gritters about https://t.co/k5NDw8IpEo— Stoke Highways (@stokehighways) February 15, 201818:28KEY EVENTWitness told she’d be ‘buried six-feet-under’ after Tesco robbed with macheteThe staff members were threatened with a machete and a carving knife (Image: Staffordshire Police)A woman who threatened a witness after her ex-partner committed a terrifying armed robbery at a supermarket has avoided jail.Jane Crutchley went to her victim’s house to demand she not speak to the police following the raid on the Stone Road Tesco Express, Stafford, last year.On October 4, her ex-partner Gavin Milgate and his accomplice Scott Stretton threatened staff members with a machete and a carving knife before stealing thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes and cash.Read more here.17:57Accident on the A50Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A50 Westbound near A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 17:18Slow in Crewe…A5020 University Way Northbound busy but moving at the roadworks at A534 / Hungerford Road (Crewe Green Roundabout). 16:43KEY EVENTFirefighters deal with blaze in city centreThe scene in Century Street (Image: Shazza)Firefighters have dealt with a blaze near a city centre property.Crews from Hanley, Newcastle, Sandyford were called to Century Street at around 3.09pm this afternoon.An outbuilding, believed to be a shed, is on fire near the property.Read more here.15:53There is a shed load on the A50Reports of shed load of wood on A50 near B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout).Shed load has been reported to be near the roundabout. 15:09Slow traffic on the M6Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound at J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).Traffic is slower than usual through J15. Awaiting further details as to the possible cause. 13:15Gritters out in Cheshire East tonight13:10Barry Bennell found guilty of three further counts of sexual abuseThe jury has not yet reached verdicts on four further counts. More here.Sketch of Barry Bennell appearing via videolink at Liverpool Crown Court (Image: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire)12:56Appeal for witnesses after man dies after being hit by trainThe death is not being treated as suspicious after police were called to Nantwich yesterday evening. More here.11:38M6 sliproad to be closed for two nightsThe northbound exit sliproad at junction 19 will be closed for two nights ahead of the Knutsford Roundabout work. More here10:59Queuing traffic on M6Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). All lanes have been re-opened. 10:55Vehicles recovered but severe delays remain on M6A Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes open and collision cleared on the M6 southbound between J17 and J16 with vehicles recovered.” 10:24Highways England report severe delays due to the accident on the M6A Highways England spokesman said:“Severe delays on the M6 due to a collision involving a HGV and a car on the M6 southbound between J17 and J16 – Lanes 1and 2 closed currently.”Highways England Traffic Officers are making their way to the scene.10:17Two lanes closed due to accident on M6Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).Lanes one and two (of three) are closed.10:11Teenager arrested after two men stabbed in neck with biro A teenager has been arrested after two men were stabbed in the neck with a biro. More here. 10:09Railway line reopensThe railway line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton has reopened.09:47Accident involving lorry and car on M6 southbound between J17 and J16Police and Highways England are dealing with an accident on the M6.A North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “RTC J17-16 M6SB – Just before Junction 16 – Wagon and car – This is still in the running lane. Highways England dealing.”09:14Man dies after accident between Sandwell and Dudley railway station after being hit by trainA West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:Sadly, a man has been confirmed dead at the scene of an incident at Sandwell and Dudley Railway Station. An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the @WMASHART team were sent to the scene after a call at 7.10am this morning. Ambulance staff responded in 7 minutes but sadly nothing could be done to save the him.” 08:46Accident on A521 in Blythe BridgeQueueing traffic and partially blocked due to accident on A521 Uttoxeter Road in both directions at Stallington Road.Near to Tesco Express.08:34Emergency services still at scene after person hit by trainA West Midlands Railway spokesman said:The emergency services are still dealing with an incident in the Sandwell and Dudley area. Passengers travelling between Wolverhampton & Birmingham can use Midland Metro & NXWM buses to continue their journeys. Sorry for any inconvenience.” More on the incident here.08:21Heavy traffic coming into HanleyHeavy traffic on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre. 08:14Congestion on the A527Usual congestion on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 08:14Slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 in CheshireSlow traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). 08:09Accident on exit sliproad of M6 near Stoke-on-TrentSlow traffic and lane closed on exit slip road due to accident on M6 Southbound at J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent).Lane one (of two) is closed. 08:03More on person hit by trainPassengers using the train face delays on the railway this morning after a person was hit by a train in the West Midlands. A number of services are affected.07:32Delays possible on trains to and from BirminghamPassengers using the train to get to Birmingham may face disruption this morning due to an incident on the railway line.Emergency services are dealing with the incident between Sandwell and Dudley.A Virgin Trains spokesman said: “Due to emergency services dealing with an incident between Birmingham and Wolverhampton all lines are blocked. Services will divert between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, failing to call at Sandwell & Dudley.”A direct train, operated by CrossCountry connects Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford to Wolverhampton and Birmingham.07:27Slow traffic on A52 Leek RoadVery slow traffic on A52 Leek Road in both directions at Botteslow Street. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights in operation. Share this videolast_img read more

Avalon makes sure agents dont miss the boat with new 3000 savings

first_imgAvalon makes sure agents don’t miss the boat with new $3,000 savings promotion << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — Avalon Waterways is ramping up its marketing efforts in Canada, with two new TV ads making their debut across the country this week plus a ‘See the World Your Way’ trade campaign and promotion offering $299 air plus savings of $3,000 per couple.The new trade promotion “is for agents to encourage clients to take advantage of the biggest offer of the year,” says the company.Avalon’s new ads are airing on demographic-friendly channels including HGTV, the Cooking Channel, OWN, W Network and Lifetime. Every spot encourages viewers to visit their travel agent, says Patrice Geske, Canadian Marketing Manager for Avalon’s parent company, the Globus family of brands. “We’ve also provided agents with new tools in a Consumer Marketing Kit at agentlingo.ca,” says Geske. These include access to the spots, flyers, social media posts, images and more to help drive river cruise sales for 2108.“We’re for travellers who don’t follow the herd … those who always forge their own path and have a distinct perspective of looking at the world,” said Terri Burke, Managing Director of Avalon Waterways. “With our new advertising campaign, we’re showcasing that fact. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with expansive views and wider perspectives: A cruise where our traveller’s vision leads the way.”More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTAvalon’s new ads highlight the company’s signature Open-Air Balconies which blur the line between outside and in while forming a seating area for six. Avalon’s balconies do not sacrifice room space, notes the company: “In contrast, they invite guests to enjoy 100% of their Panorama Suite, 100% of the time.”At 200-square-feet, Avalon’s Panorama Suites – on two full decks of every Suite Ship – are 30% larger than the average stateroom. In fact, the smallest stateroom in the Avalon fleet is 172-square-feet. In every Panorama Suite, Avalon Waterways angled the beds to face out so guests can enjoy the breathtaking views passing by. The river cruise company says that move opened their rooms up to give travellers more stateroom and bathroom space.“There are those who don’t want to stand out. To be different. They like the status quo. Avalon Waterways is not that and neither are our guests,” said Burke. “Instead, we have redefined the river cruise experience with expansive rooms, wider views, opportunities to actively discovery each destination and a decidedly unique point-of-view for travellers who see the world differently.” To view the spots, click agents.globusfamily.ca. Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Tags: Avalon Waterways, Promotions, River Cruisinglast_img read more

Earn bonus commission STAR points with Sunwings Antigua promo

first_img Posted by Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Tags: Antigua & Barbuda, Sunwing Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Earn bonus commission, STAR points with Sunwing’s Antigua promo TORONTO — Sunwing is featuring Antigua as its destination of the month for April, highlighting the island’s top-rated hotels, resorts and experiences.From April 1 – 30 agents can earn 4% bonus commission at source in addition to STAR Agent Reward Points that convert into cash on all new bookings to Antigua for departures May 1 – Oct. 31.Each time an agent makes a booking to any participating resort, their name will also be entered into a weekly contest for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two in Antigua. The more bookings an agent makes, the more chances they have to win.Throughout April Sunwing is also offering incentives at participating resorts, so clients can take advantage of savings of up to 40% on vacation packages and room upgrades at participating resorts such as The Verandah Resort and Spa, Pineapple Beach Club, St. James’s Club and Villas and Galley Bay Resort and Spa.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterSunwing offers weekly flights to the destination from Toronto and Montreal year-round.Full more details on the current promotion, visit sunwingagents.ca.last_img read more