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  • Brathwaite receives vote of confidence from Sammy

    first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): New West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite says he has received a vote of confidence from former skipper Darren Sammy as the regional side prepares to play India in two T20 internationals this weekend in Florida. Brathwaite was announced as the new captain shortly after Sammy disclosed through a Facebook post that he was dropped after leading West Indies to two World T20 titles. The Barbadian all-rounder said support from Sammy and other senior members of the West Indies team is allowing him to make a smooth transition at the helm of the side. “He gave me his blessing and as a senior guy appreciated it, which allowed me to ease into the role. It has allowed me to transition easier from just being told [about the captaincy] to the excitement of wanting to get on the field and lead,” said Brathwaite during a press conference after the fourth Test against India in Port-of-Spain. “It was a good vote of confidence speaking to Sammy, then I saw him at a charity event, saw some of the senior guys as well, all have been telling me positive things.” The 28-year-old Barbadian enjoyed his best moments during the World T20 final against England earlier this year. With West Indies needing 19 runs off the last over, Brathwaite struck four successive sixes off Ben Stokes to take the side to their second T20 title. “I think a team like this will be pretty easy to lead, from the point of view that the dressing room is a fun place to be. I don’t think it’s a case where I have to negotiate too many egos,” he said. “The guys enjoy each other’s company. It’s just a matter for me to go there, do the things that I can do, firstly as a player and then a captain, continue to mould the team that Darren has started to mould, efficiently.” The clash between the World T20 champions and their Indian rivals is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Central Broward Regional Park in the city of Fort Lauderdale in the American state of Florida. The state recently hosted matches in the fourth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which attracted large crowds as organisers continue to test the US market. “From all reports, CPL had a fantastic ovation and it was well-received. And I hope this is the start of big things,” the new Windies T20 skipper pointed out. “We are next-door neighbours and the US is a powerhouse so let’s see how it goes. We are testing the waters a bit. Hopefully, it goes well, and hopefully, this is the first of many in the USA.”last_img read more

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  • TOURISM BOOST AS STUNNING MALIN HEAD MARINE PROJECT SET TO BE LAUNCHED

    first_imgMalin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, is widely accepted as one of Donegal’s most important tourism resources. The region is set to get another tourism boost after it was announced that Donegal County Council in conjunction with the Loughs Agency, Failte Ireland, Malin Head Development Association and National Parks and Wildlife Service are in the process of developing Malin Head as a key visitor destination.To this end funding amounting to €220,341 has been secured from the Interreg IV Programme through the SEUPB to complete a number of actions. Donegal County Council previously provided funding of approximately €35,000 to develop interpretation signage for Malin Head and the surrounding area.Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely said similar to the ethos behind the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal County Council see the Malin Head project as an evolving venture which will build and develop over the years.“Malin Head is an area that is rugged, unspoilt and spectacular.“It offers a great visitor experience from walking, fishing, swimming, photography, studying rock formations or rare flora and is a wonderful attraction for the Inishowen Peninsula. “It is the intention of Donegal County Council to develop Malin Head as a first class visitor attraction that helps service the needs of the local community and businesses as well as visitors to the county,” he said.The current phase of the project work is now complete and includes:Roads (widening and passing bays to allow ease of access).Pathways (800m of walkways along the scenic Malin Head point between Banbas Crown and Hells Hole).Accessible viewing platform with multi-lingual talking telescopes. Upgraded parking area to the west of Malin Head with signage and talking telescope.Interpretative Signage Panels for the Walks – Seating.The Malin Head Marine Tourism Project will be launched at Malin Head Community Association, Ballygorman, Malin Head on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 11.00amTOURISM BOOST AS STUNNING MALIN HEAD MARINE PROJECT SET TO BE LAUNCHED was last modified: June 9th, 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:FeaturesMalin HeadMarine ProjectnewsNoticestourismlast_img read more

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  • Gottlieb breaks down the Lakers yearone plan for LeBron

    first_imgGottlieb looks at the Lakers first year plan with LeBron; why all signs point to LeBron playing small five; and why fans don’t understand the realities of team building; his expectations for OKC now that Paul George is in the fold; and how Boogie Cousins will make the Warriors worse defensively. Advertisement Guests:center_img David Griffin – Former Cavs GM on LeBron moving to L.A., when he saw the first signs he might leave Cleveland, and how he thinks LeBron’s game will change with the Lakers.Joe Vardon – Cleveland.com Cavs Beat Writer on life with LeBron LeBron/Kyrie beef; and Cleveland’s reaction to him leaving for L.A.Nicki Collen  – WNBA Head Coach of the Atlanta Dream on her path to coaching in the WNBA, and the differences between coaching in college and the pros; and if players should make more money.Make sure you download and subscribe to All Ball and The Herd Podcast Network on iTunes and iHeart, or however you choose to listen!last_img read more

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