Gary Kristen reveals how he prolonged Sachin Tendulkar’s career in the Indian team

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 8j1wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs16xlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5icl5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2igilWould you ever consider trying this?😱14Can your students do this? 🌚tsRoller skating! Powered by Firework From making astounding records to mesmerising the global audience with his stupendous batting, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar has graced the Indian cricket team for 24 years. The only batsman to have ever scored a hundred international centuries, Sachin’s contribution to the sport is indubitable. But did you know, the iconic run machine once wanted to hang up his boots and leave the pitch way before his retirement? Gary Kristen opens up on Sachin’s contemplation of leaving cricket, and how the former Indian coach helped prolong the Little Master’s career.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterGary Kristen took the helm of Team India in 2008, and enjoyed a spectacular three year stint with the squad, which ended auspiciously at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, when India secured their second world cup trophy.However, it was the world cup of 2007, where India’s lacklustre performance and followed by a group stage exit made Sachin to walk out of the gentleman’s game, as he had revealed in his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’.Advertisement However, the Master Blaster still had years of marvellous cricket left in him, and it was possible after the entry of Kirsten in the Men in Blue dressing room in March 2008. Recalling his days with the Indian squad and his memories with Sachin in talkSPORT’s ‘The Cricket Collective’ podcast, Kirsten revealed how the new aura in the Indian team after his arrival helped Sachin to keep on playing.“If I think of Sachin at that time,” the former Proteas batsman said in the podcast, “Where he was when I arrived in India… he wanted to give up the game. According to him he was batting out of position, he wasn’t enjoying his cricket at all.”Advertisement However, the Master Blaster decided to keep on playing for six years more until his retirement in 2013, during which he achieved his dream of lifting the prestigious World Cup trophy.Kirsten continued, “Three years later, he scores 18 international hundreds in three years, goes back to batting where he wants to bat, and we win the World Cup.”“For me, all I did was facilitate an environment for him to thrive. I didn’t tell him anything. He knew the game, but what he did need was an environment – not only him, all of them – an environment set up where they could be the best version of themselves,” the 52 year old added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Supreme Sacrifice: cricketers and sportspersons pay tribute to the martyred Indian soldiersGautam Gambhir: Virat Kohli doesn’t have the ability of ABD, Kallis or Lara! Advertisementlast_img read more

Buntzen to Exhibit Collages at the AH Arts Council

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Collage artist Richard Buntzen will present a solo exhibition Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 at the Arts Council Gallery in the second floor of the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln Ave. An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.Buntzen’s use of fragments of black-and-white and color newsprint are outstanding examples of creative design. He completed his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.A talk and demonstration by the artist will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a panel discussion, “What a Good Idea: Innovative Art,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Exhibit hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit and programs are free and open to the public at the Arts Council Gallery.The AHAC,, is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.For more information, visit read more

Parker Homestead Pays Tribute to Its Devoted Archivist

first_imgThat trait proved invaluable when it came to the down and dirtywork of archiving the possessions accumulated by the Parker family over 300years. “They saved absolutely everything. The attic was chock-full, and the twobarns. They saved every piece of farm equipment, every three-legged chair,every single letter; we have boxes and boxes of letters dating from the 1920sto the 1990s. Liz took it upon herself to start organizing and cataloguingeverything,” said Wells. This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. In the borough’s April newsletter, Mayor Robert Neff praised Liz’s volunteer efforts on behalf of the Little Silver Garden Club and the Parker Homestead, recalling her discovery of a set of pristine baseball cards packaged with caramels and stored in a tin in 1909. The board also honored their colleague by establishing ascholarship in her memory in the amount of $1,665, a figure of historicsignificance which marks the year the Parker family first settled on the farmthat bears their name. Seven generations of the Parker family lived on theproperty, accumulating through their frugal ways and the passage of time anarchive of everyday American history that is still revealing itself to the homestead’svolunteers. While the initial deadline for the scholarship was May 15, no applicationshad come in as of last Friday so Wells said the application deadline will beextended if necessary. Even after she became ill, Liz continued her work at the homestead,going for treatment in the morning and showing up at the property in theafternoon. “She wasn’t going to let anything like cancer slow her down,” Wellssaid. While some in the original group lost interest, Liz never did,Wells said. “She would never give up. It was probably the most important traitshe had.” When a pipe burst in the house, pouring a liquid avalanche onboxes and boxes of material, “Liz decided she was going to save it all. Shewould open the boxes of paper and go through them page by page. She’d lay itout to dry and then catalog it.” Wells remembered visiting Liz at her “beautifulVictorian” in town, finding that she had strung clothesline-like strings aroundthe rooms to hang the damaged papers to dry. Members of the board of trustees of the Parker Homestead plantedthe tree April 28 at a ceremony in honor of their fellow board member ElizabethA. Hanson. She died March 14 at the age of 73 after a three-year illness thatfailed to dim her commitment to her work on behalf of the borough’s mosthistoric home. By Eileen Moon LITTLE SILVER ­­­­— The flowering dogwood planted on the grounds of Parker Homestead will likely blossom for many springs to come, in living tribute to a woman whose career as a teacher and volunteer work on behalf of her beloved community will continue to bear fruit. Interested students can find an application online at the Little Silver Library, the or request one via email at [email protected] Liz Hanson was involved in the effort from the start, Wells said. “She would come to all the meetings. There was a lot of administrative stuff. We’d kind of sit there at the end and say, ‘Well, what did we accomplish?’ ” When Julia Parker, the last descendant to occupy the property, died in 1995, she left the farm and all it contained to the Borough of Little Silver. “There was no money attached to the gift,” noted trustee Keith Wells. Then-mayor Suzanne Castleman formed a committee to discuss options for the future of the Parker property, but progress was slow until 2012 when, with the backing of the borough, a group of residents that included Bob Sickles and Chester Apy, formed a nonprofit organization, Parker Homestead 1665, Inc., signing a 30-year lease with the borough. “This gave us the ability to do things, to hold events,” Wells recalled. “We started making some progress.” The scholarship established in Liz’s name is open to agraduating senior from Little Silver, who attends any high school, who plans tomajor in history or education in college. Applicants are asked to submit a 500word essay on why the Parker Homestead is important to Little Silver. Parker Homestead site manager Matthew del Guercio, right, and Liz Hanson’s husband Bruce, planted a flowering dogwood in her honor at the Parker Homestead April 28. Photo courtesy of the Parker Homestead A week before her death, Liz called Keith, complaining about howdisappointed she was that there were three more boxes she hadn’t yet archived.“I realized she was saying goodbye,” Wells said. Now residents who visit the Homesteadduring its many public events can enjoy the cards, always neatly displayed in acase, looking as though they’d just been taken from those candy packages by along-ago baseball fan. The cards are part of the legacy that Elizabeth A.Hanson left as a member of the board of trustees of Parker Homestead-1665. Stan Parker was likely the owner of the 1909 Philadelphia Caramel Co. card collection that Hanson found in a small cookie tin. Parker was born in 1897 and would have been 12 years old when the cards were issued. Photo by Dillon Stambaughlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–Favored Om got a perfect tracking trip under Gary Stevens and registered a confident, 1 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf), as he negotiated a flat mile in 1:35.57.With Acceptance, ridden by Alonso Quinonez showing the way into the Club House turn, the Dan Hendricks-conditioned Om, a Kentucky-bred colt by Munnings, sat second throughout, took command at the top of the lane and repelled the challenge of runnerup Perfectly Majestic the final furlong.“The race set up perfectly for him,” said Hendricks. “He’s got the natural speed to be placed wherever Gary wants. We were either going to the front or going to sit second today, and it just worked out perfect.”Off at 6-5 in a field of 11 three-year-olds, Om, who is owned by the Sareen Family Trust, paid $4.40, $3.00 and $2.60. Third, beaten a half length as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar Nov. 28, Om is now a perfect two for two at a mile on turf at Santa Anita and he improved his overall mark to 10-5-1-2. With the winner’s share of $120,000, he improved his earnings to $550,500.“He felt super today,” said Stevens, who has ridden him in his last starts, including victories in a pair of Grade II stakes, the Del Mar Derby on Sept. 6, and the Twilight Derby at Santa Anita on Oct. 24. “We got beat by a good horse in his last out in the Hollywood Derby and it just wasn’t his day down there.“Today, everything went perfect. We were rolling into the turn, I got to slow it down and he got a nice breather. He hit the after-burners at the eighth pole. There was a horse coming to him and he still had something left and he gave it to me.“The turf course here is superb. Santa Anita has done a great job with it.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Perfectly Majestic rallied from far back for the place, finishing 4 ¾ lengths in front of Vigilante. Off at 23-1, Perfectly Majestic paid $14.00 and $7.40.Vigilante, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, was last after a half mile and rallied to overhaul pacesetting Acceptance by a half length for the show. Off at 8-1, he paid $5.00.The Mathis Brothers Mile, the second of four graded stakes on Santa Anita’s Opening Day, was carded as the sixth race on a nine-race program.last_img read more


first_imgTENANTS of Letterkenny Shopping Centre have gone on a rent strike – furious that the moneybags developers behind the centre are refusing to negotiate rent understands that some unit tenants are being forced to cough up a massive €100,000-per-year in rent.Proctor’s newsagents and one other outlet have already closed. But has learned that other tenants are getting ready to quit the centre unless rents are reviewed.The centre is owned by wealthy corporate group Harcourt Developments.Sources there claim some tenants had been involved in a rent strike and may be locked out of the premises in the coming weeks.“It may come to that,” said one Harcourt insider, when asked if more tenants could be evicted. However the source wouldn’t deal with the issue of the massive rents.“There hasn’t been a rent rise for several years,” said the source.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCRISIS AS TENANTS QUIT SHOPPING CENTRE IN RENT ROW was last modified: November 25th, 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:Letterkenny Shopping Centre.rents crisislast_img read more

A responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government system

first_imgNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN OUTCOME 9In 2030, local government in South Africa has the trust of the people, being committed to working with communities to find sustainable ways to meet their social, economic and material needs, and improve the quality of their lives.   •  Overview•  Document downloads•  Quality basic education•  Health care for all•  Safety & freedom from fear•  Economy & employment•  A skilled workforce•  Economic infrastructure•  Vibrant rural communities•  Sustainable human settlements•  Accountable local government•  Natural environment•  South Africa in the world•  Efficient public service•  Inclusive social protection•  Nation building, social cohesion Local government – DownloadsFind out more about the National Development Plan.• National Development Plan – full text• National Development Plan – Chapter 13: Building a capable and developmental state• Medium-Term Strategic Framework 2014 to 2019 – Outcome 9: Responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government system• Infographic: Building a capable and developmental stateLocal government – The visionThe National Development Plan’s vision is that, in 2030, the state will play a developmental and transformative role in South Africa. It will act to support and guide development to the benefit of all society – particularly the poor.In 2030 the state will be accountable, focused on citizen’s priorities. Cooperative government and participatory democracy will ensure the consistent and sustainable delivery of high-quality services to the people.Local government, in particular, will be committed to working with citizens and communities to find sustainable ways to meet their social, economic and material needs, and improve the quality of their lives. It will be at the forefront of participatory democracy, involving citizens in meaningful discussions about government and development.In 2030 citizens will confidently put their trust local government, and its skilled, competent and committed employees.By 2030:• The state is capable of playing a developmental and transformative role.• Government staff at all levels have the authority, experience, competence and support they need to do their jobs.• Relations between national, provincial and local government are improved through a more proactive approach to managing the intergovernmental system.Local government – The challengesLocal government operates in a complex environment. More than R1-billion is spent on municipal support and capacity building every year. Yet municipal performance remains far from optimal. While the city municipalities in particular have made significant progress in service delivery, even these advances are obscured by overwhelming challenges related to the fast pace of urbanisation.Priority challenges include:• Weak political leadership• Technical skills gaps and lack of relevant competencies• High staff turnover and vacancy levels• Weak understanding of policies• Political deployments not always competent appointments• Lack of career progression• Poor attitudes & values of staff• Lack of professionalism & regulation thereof by professional bodies & government• Corruption at all levels with no consequences• Unclear administrative-political interface• Weak strategy – focus on compliance• Weak financial management and low budget spend• Weak council decisions, often contrary to technical advice• Organisational instability, including review of S 57 contracts linked to political term of office• Lack of oversight and accountability• Lack of legal compliance or regulatory support• Weak municipal systemsLocal government – Action requiredSolutions detailed in the National Development Plan are essential to improving local government performance, ensuring quality service delivery and ultimately putting the local government on a positive path to achieving the vision for 2030.Specific action includes:• Use differentiation to ensure a better fit between the capacity and responsibilities of provinces and municipalities. Take a more proactive approach to resolving coordination problems and a more long-term approach to building capacity.• Develop regional utilities to deliver some local government services on an agency basis, where municipalities or districts lack capacity.• Adopt a less hierarchical approach to coordination so that routine issues can be dealt with on a day-to-day basis between mid-level officials. Use the cluster system to focus on strategic cross-cutting issues and the Presidency to bring different parties together when coordination breaks down.• Create an administrative head of the public service with responsibility for managing the career progression of heads of department. Put in place a hybrid approach to top appointments that allows for the reconciliation of administrative and political priorities.• Use placements and secondments to enable staff to develop experience of working in other spheres of government.• Enhance the role of the Public Service Commission to champion and monitor norms and standards to ensure that only competent and suitably experienced people are appointed to senior positions.• Amend the Public Service Act to locate responsibility for human-resources management with the head of department.• Establish a formal graduate recruitment scheme for the public service with provision for mentoring, training and reflection. Formulate long-term skills development strategies for senior managers, technical professionals and local government staff.• Use assessment mechanisms such as exams, group exercises and competency tests to build confidence in recruitment systems.Local government – Key medium-term goals for 2019South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Framework (2014 to 2019) identifies the following sub-outcomes to ensure a responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government system.• Members of society have sustainable and reliable access to basic services.• Intergovernmental and democratic governance arrangements for a functional system of cooperative governance strengthened.• Sound financial and administrative management.• Promotion of social and economic development.• Local public employment programmes expanded through the Community Work Programme.Local government – Key medium-term targets for 2019South Africa’s Medium Term Strategic Framework (2014 to 2019) identifies the following targets to ensure a responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government system.GRAPHIC: MARY ALEXANDER Researched, edited and compiled by Mary AlexanderUpdated December 2015last_img read more

Farm Bureau sending 10 young farmers to 2019 Fusion Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentApply by Nov. 5, 2018Ohio Farm Bureau would like to select 10 Young Agricultural Professionals members to attend the American Farm Bureau’s Fusion Conference to enhance their knowledge of and experience with Farm Bureau.The conference brings together more than 1,200 Farm Bureau volunteer leaders from across the country from Promotions & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs. These members represent the next generation of Farm Bureau leaders. Members will come to Milwaukee to hear from motivational speakers, network with members and industry leaders, gain new information and skills through breakout sessions, and tour local ag and tourism locations.Farm Bureau members interested in one of the 10 spots should apply by Nov. 5, 2018. Couples and individuals are welcome to apply (couples should complete separate applications.) Ohio Farm Bureau staff will review applications and select the 10 participants. However, even if you are not selected, any OFBF YAP member is welcome to attend the AFBF YF&R Conference at his or her own expense.Conference details:Date: March 15-18, 2019Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.Application deadline to Ohio Farm Bureau: Nov 5. All applicants will be notified if they were selected by Dec 7. Selected applicants must confirm by Dec. 14 if they are attending the YF&R Conference. Note: YAP members selected to attend previous years YF&R Conferences are not eligible to apply this year.Selected YAP attendees receive:Registration Fee – $250Flight expenseOvernight accommodations for up to four nights (Arriving on Friday, March 15 and departing Tuesday, March 19)One group meal outside of conference mealsAttendee would cover:Meals not covered at the conferenceBaggage feesCab faresContact Melinda Witten, Director of Young Ag Professionals at 614-519-8761 for more information.Online extraRead about Clint Lease’s experience at the 2018 conference. Photo caption: Ohio’s Young Ag Professionals who attended the 2018 conference in Reno.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Stern calls for NBA changes of marijuana rules

first_imgMOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor PLAY LIST 02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Nets overcome James’ triple-double, beat Cavaliers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of governors meeting in New York. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014. APNEW YORK — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern believes medicinal marijuana use should be allowed, but the league says it won’t allow players to use it for recreational use.Stern was interviewed by ex-NBA player Al Harrington for the website Uninterrupted’s documentary “Concept of Cannabis.” Stern said he thought there was “universal agreement that marijuana for medical purposes should be completely legal.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Adam Silver, who replaced Stern as commissioner in 2014, has said he is interested in studying more about the safety of medicinal marijuana. But Stern, who spent 30 years as commissioner, seemed ready to go a step further in his interview.“I think we have to change the Collective Bargaining Agreement and let you do what is legal in your state,” he said. “If marijuana is now in the process of being legalized, I think you should be allowed to do what’s legal in your state.”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 shutoutMarijuana is listed as a prohibited substance on the league’s anti-drug program, and players can be fined or suspended for multiple positive tests.“While Commissioner Silver has said that we are interested in better understanding the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana, our position remains unchanged regarding the use by current NBA players of marijuana for recreational purposes,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo: Don’t go over the top about Isco

first_imgReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo: Don’t go over the top about Iscoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid wing-back Marcelo has no doubts about the commitment of Isco.The midfielder is being linked with a move in January.”We all know his quality,” said Marcelo when talking about Madrid’s No. 22.”For me, he is the one [in our squad] with the most quality on the pitch.”Sometimes players play more, sometimes less, there are different moments.”We should not go over it so much.”Isco is with Madrid to the death, like all the players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more