Published: Aug. 18, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host “Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West,” on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature. Patricia Limerick, CU-Boulder history professor, and William Riebsame, geography professor and editor of the “Atlas of the New West,” will participate in the readings. A list of the featured literature will be available at the program. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. The readings will kick off a year of conferences, lectures, discussions and seminars sponsored by the center. A similar program will be held at the Tattered Cover bookstore in lower downtown Denver on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m, featuring readings by Denver celebrities. The center was created in 1987 to celebrate the distinctive character of the West and to discuss and debate issues that are of importance to Westerners.
The Netherlands’ Gerco Schroder will be first into the ring as the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final gets underway in Leipzig, Germany tomorrow afternoon. A total of 43 riders will compete for the coveted title which crowns the champion of the indoor international jumping season and which draws the best horse-and-rider combinations from all around the world.The order-of-go in the first of the three deciding competitions is as follows:1, Eurocommerce New Orleans (Gerco Schroder) NED; 2, Tristan (Kirsten Coe) USA; 3, Ulysse (Pius Schwizer) SUI; 4, Regina Z (Harrie Smolders) NED; 5, Cash (Marco Kutscher) GER; 6, Taloubet Z (Christian Ahlmann) GER; 7, Winningmood (Luciana Diniz) POR; 8, Lucie (Lars Nieberg) GER; 9, Abbervail Van Het Dingeshof (Denis Lynch) IRL; 10, Athena (Charlie Jayne) USA; 11, Ballade Van Het Indihoff (Brianne Goutal) USA; 12, G&C Quick Star (Pablo Barrios) VEN; 13, Cevo Socrates (Edwina Alexander) AUS; 14, Rocketman 2 (Vladimir Beletsky) RUS; 15, Cristallo (Richard Spooner) USA; 16, Rothchild (McLain Ward) USA; 17, Souvenir (Philipp Weishaupt) GER; 18, Cadett 7 (Ashlee Bond) USA; 19, Ulrike R (Gunnar Klettenberg) EST; 20, Wisconsin (Sergio Alvarez Moya) ESP; 21, H&M Tornesch (Malin Baryard-Johnsson) SWE; 22, Wonderboy III (Ahmad Saber Hamcho) SYR; 23, Napoli du Ry (Simon Delestre) FRA; 24, BMC Van Grunsven Sim (Jeroen Dubbeldam) NED; 25, Indigo (Margie Engle) USA; 26, Utopia (John Perez) COL; 27, Hickstead (Eric Lamaze) CAN; 28, Leonard (Jose Alberto Martinez Vazquez) MEX; 29, Danny Boy (Beezie Madden) USA; 30, Cinnamon (Tilt Kivisild) EST; 31, Shutterfly (Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum) GER; 32, Sabrina (Marcus Ehning) GER; 33, Delphi (Katie McVean) NZL; 34, Seldana di Campalto (Abdullah Al Sharbatly) KSA; 35, Tinka’s Serenade (Billy Twomey) IRL; 36, Flexible (Rich Fellers) USA; 37, Silvana de Hus (Kevin Staut) FRA; 38, Coupe de Coeur (Ludger Beerbaum) GER; 39, Tomba (Eduardo Menezes) BRA; 40, Casall La Silla (Rolf-Goran Bengtsson) SWE; 41, Snowyriver II (Daisuke Kawaguchi) JPN; 42, Uwwalon (Michelle Spadone) USA; 43, Chico Z (Yuri Mansur Guerios) BRA.The eventual winner will need to be well-placed after tomorrow’s opening speed class which is followed by a Table A competition with a timed jump-off on Friday. The top two-thirds of competitors will then go forward to Sunday’s two-round final from which the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion for 2010/2011 will emerge.For the first time in the history of equestrian sport, the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping, Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage, FEI World Cup™ Driving and the inaugural FEI World Cup™ Vaulting will take place under one roof in Leipzig (27 April to 1 May), bringing together four world-class disciplines for a fabulous festival of sport.Watch high quality, uninterrupted LIVE coverage of the 2010/2011 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final on FEI TV according to the following timetable:Thursday April 28Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final I – starts 15.15 CESTFriday April 29Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final II – starts 14.40 CESTSunday May 1Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping III – starts 13.40 CESTListen to links with competitors Malin Baryard-Johnsson (SWE) and Billy Twomey (IRL) –Malin Bayard-Johnsson – Englishhttp://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/LEI_Malin_prev.MP3Malin Bayard-Johnsson – Swedishhttp://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/LEI_Malin_prev.MP3Billy Twomeyhttp://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/LEI_Malin_prev.MP3 Tags: FEI World Cup, Jumping World Cup, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!
UK: Thales has been awarded two contracts for signalling and train control equipment on the Docklands Light Railway light metro in east London, the supplier announced on October 31.Transport for London has awarded Thales a contract to supply upgrades to the signalling software subsystems on the network, which currently uses the company’s SelTrac CBTC.CAF has awarded Thales a contract for the supply of onboard train control systems for the 43 trains that it is supplying to replace the fleet from 2023. Both contracts run to September 2024.Earlier this year TfL selected CAF as the winner of a £350m contract to supply a fleet of 43 five-car driverless trains. The order includes 10 trains to enable an increase in frequency and capacity across the network, for which signalling software upgrades are also required.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The 14th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) opened In Trinidad on Friday night to a glittering showcase of regional culture.Host Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said the 10-day festival underscores the “indomitable Caribbean spirit” even as he spoke of the “tinge of sadness” that for the moment the region countries are still divided by borders as separate sovereign states.“Maybe one border around us all, identifying us as one people might have given us a …taste to our “Caribbeanness”. But all is not lost, we are working assiduously towards the creation of a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and as we do that step by step, milestone by milestone, one day, hopefully in the not too distant future, politically, and economically we will be identified as a people of the Caribbean who have come into this region from all parts of the world but living together in harmony, prospering and enjoying probably the best location on the globe,” he told the opening ceremony.The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, skills, labour, and services across the 15-member regional integration grouping.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Irwin La Rocque, said the region’s premier festival held every two years, will over the next 10 days provide yet another chapter in the history of this flagship regional event, “that is one of the finest expressions of our Caribbean civilization and unity”.He said the transformative power of culture to promote social cohesion, respect for diversity, and resilience building, is increasingly important for the region.“Culture plays a key role, as both enabler and driver of the region’s development, and CARIFESTA, therefore, has a special focus on developing our creative and cultural industries,” he said, noting the commitment of regional governments to leverage the human and cultural assets of the Community and support the development of the region’s creative economy, for job creation, growth, and youth engagement.He said a United Nations study has found that the creative sector globally employs more young persons between the ages of 15 and 29 than any other sector.“A vibrant, productive creative sector will redound to the benefit of the social and economic sustainability of our Region. Our international reputation for excellence in artistic expression and creative industries has set us apart and given us a special place in the global imagination.”LaRocque said musical expressions born out of the people’s experience, notably steelpan and calypso, reggae, soca, chutney, bouyon, compas, kaseko, and cadence, to name but a few, have in a profound way, allowed the people’s voice to be heard in the development process and in nation-building. “CARIFESTA is being held under the theme “The Tangible and Intangible – Connect. Share. Invest” and Trinidad and Tobago’s Culture Minister, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said it represents “defining moments of our region’s history”.She said also the artistes of the Caribbean stand to benefit from an enhanced network which can further propel the creative industry.For the duration of CARIFESTA, the immense creativity and phenomenal skills of the region’s artists will be on show in music, dance, painting, sculpture, handicraft, literature, and film to give just a flavour.The festival also creates opportunities for new and emerging artists to break into international markets.Gadsby-Dolly said that since its inception in 1972, CARIFESTA has maintained its status “as one of the region’s most successful models for cultural integration.“It is a bi-annual exercise in self-rediscovery for the Caribbean people while sensitizing global audiences about the Caribbean cultural DNA,” she said, noting that the theme also “captures the broader trajectory of the festival while reflecting a paradigm shift in Trinidad and Tobago’s own cultural landscape”.CARIFESTA activities will be held throughout the twin-island republic with the main stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah in the heart of the capital accommodating more than 300 booths in the so-called “Grand Market”.One of the major attractions at CARIFESTA will be the international show that features some of the region’s best known international acts like “Shaggy” of Jamaica, Machel Montano of Trinidad and Tobago the French-based band, “Kassav”.
Rugby Union BY FRANKIY KAPIN The newly-dressed Unitech Reds secured their second consecutive premiership game, defeating Harlequins 24-12 in Lae last weekend. Despite the defending Morobe Rugby Union champions slipping to second place on the points ladder so far, the Reds managed to down competition leaders Harlequins in the major semi- final as well, reassuring their stance by claiming the first grand final spot. Reds proved their haste to secure and make it two in row achieving the obstacle after Saturday’s quarter final major draw card and now standing by for the 2018 season grand final. Reds have a break the coming weekend awaiting the semi final winner between Harlequins and City Lights. For the Reds to have secured their second consecutive grand final is a dream come-true for player-coach, Roy Kini Yaki. Kini said through outgoing coach (2016-17) Stephen Malum Jr secured the sponsorship from a former student player and now owner of the Simtronix limited, a locally-owned contractor in the mining township of Tabubil, Western province. Simtronix Limited, owned by Kelly Kesawe Dangkim and family, specializes in ICT and also building maintenance and shutdown and breakdown, instrumentation and plant and equipment hire and through Kelly’s former days at Unitech from 2006-09 graduating with a bachelor in commerce in ICT gave the sponsorship. Malum said as a student, Kelly played for the Unitech Greyhounds RFUC and understands how difficult it is to secure sponsorship and run a student club. “After the premiership win, last year Kelly made a commitment to myself (Malum) to buy a full set of playing gear,” Malum said. Kelly has challenged former students in the workforce to assist student clubs they were once a part of. In other quarter finals, City Lights ousted Royals 14-12 with Royals bowing out of the finals contention in the premier division. City Lights take on Harlequins in this Saturday’s semi-final, MRFU president, Winston Nenjipa said. Nenjipa confirmed that for the A grade results, Defence lost to Harlequins 8-6 in the major quarter final. He said Royals scored the only try in extra time defeating City Lights in the second quarter-final playoff of the A grade. Nenjipa said Harlequins have secured the first A grade grand final spot while Defence will meet Royals in the coming weekend semi final and the winner to meet Harlequins in the grand final of the A grade in the MRFU season 2018.
Some demonstrators were seen openly carrying rifles on the streets, but there have been no reports of weapons being fired.The protests have been “for the most part” nonviolent, police said.“There have been some tense moments where agitators became destructive,” they said.Several companies — including Wells Fargo, Stifel and Nestle Purina Petcare — sent thousands of employees home as protests grew Friday morning, the Post-Dispatch reported.Stockley told the Post-Dispatch on Friday that he “can feel for” and “understand” what Smith’s family is going through. “I know everyone wants someone to blame, but I’m just not the guy,” Stockley told the local newspaper.Stockley’s acquittal also elicited outrage from several local officials, condemning the anxiously awaited bench verdict.“This not-guilty verdict of a police officer who violently killed a citizen is another slap in the face to the black community in St. Louis,” Missouri state Rep. Michael Butler said in a statement. “And a shot in the heart to the family of the victim,” he said of Smith.“This system and all the politicians calling for peace are ignoring the pain this verdict causes our communities,” Butler added. “We will be nonviolent but we will not settle on peace. No justice. No peace.”St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson offered a more measured response, though equally emotional.“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Anthony Lamar Smith, our police, judge, prosecutor, our citizens who find no comfort or justice, and everyone involved in this difficult case,” she said in a statement.“I am appalled at what happened to Anthony Lamar Smith. I am sobered by this outcome. Frustration, anger, hurt, pain, hope and love all intermingle.”Stockley and his partner at the time, Brian Bianchi, were trying to apprehend Smith for a suspected drug deal at a Church’s Chicken restaurant, according to court documents.Stockley was facing up to life in prison without parole had he been convicted of both charges.Crowds of people gathered today near the courthouse in downtown St. Louis to protest the ruling. Police blocked streets nearby so demonstrators could march.Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, anticipating protests in response to the controversial ruling, released a statement saying he understood the verdict is painful for many St. Louisans.“We know this verdict causes pain for many people,” Greitens said. “I’m committed to protecting everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully, while also protecting people’s lives, homes and communities. For anyone who protests, please do so peacefully.”Stockley’s defense attorneys argued that the then-officer acted “reasonably” in self-defense in killing a drug suspect he believed was reaching for a hidden gun.Prosecutors alleged that Stockley planted a .38-caliber revolver in Smith’s Buick after he shot him.In his verdict, Wilson wrote that the court “is simply not firmly convinced of [Stockley’s] guilt.”And because prosecutors “failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that [Stockley’s] use of deadly force was not justified in self-defense,” Wilson wrote that he could not address lesser charges of homicide, including involuntary manslaughter.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico A total of 8 officers have sustained injuries throughout the day. #STLVerdict— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 16, 2017 Officials also tweeted a video of protesters stomping on the hood of a police car. Rocks & water bottles have been thrown at our officers throughout the day. Officers used great restraint. #STLVerdict pic.twitter.com/LIl2OxKhcO— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 15, 2017 St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found 36-year-old Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. On Dec. 20, 2011, the then-police officer shot 24-year-old Lamar Smith five times after a high-speed chase and crash.Hundreds of protesters took to the streets to protest the verdict, ABC St. Louis affiliate KDNL reported. The Metropolitan Police Department for the city of St. Louis wrote on Twitter this evening that the protests were “no longer considered peaceful” and instructed citizens to avoid the area.A total of 13 people have been arrested thus far, police said, and four officers were assaulted, including one officer who was treated for a hand injury. Protesters have also shut down part of a highway.Video from the protests showed demonstrators marching while chanting phrases including “no justice, no peace” and “if you kill our kids, we’ll kill your economy.”Damone Smith, a 52-year-old electrician who was among the motorists re-routed away from the area, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he believed the verdict to be “disgusting.”“I’m proud of these people protesting,” Smith, who is black, told the Post-Dispatch. “If you look like me, then you feel like there is no other way to express yourself in this kind of verdict. Time and time again, African-American men are killed by police, and nobody is held accountable.”Some officers were wearing protective gear due to items being thrown at them, police said. Mace was deployed on the crowd after one officer was struck with a water bottle, police said. Agitators damaging a police car. Those causing destruction distract from the mission of peaceful protesters. #STLVerdict pic.twitter.com/Rbtpo1gAxc— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 15, 2017 iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — Protesters in St. Louis Friday night blocked highways, damaged public and private property, broke windows, threw rocks at the mayor’s house and threw bricks at police officers — who responded by dispersing tear gas — after a white former police officer earlier in the day was acquitted in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man.Thirteen people were arrested, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. Eight officers were injured, two of whom was transported to a hospital with injuries sustained after being hit by a brick. Some officers were wearing protective gear due to items being thrown at them. Related
Thu 15 Jun Under 12 Hurling League – Group 2, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 4), Cappataggle V Killimordaly 11:00, Ref: Seamus Moran Wed 14 Jun U13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 2), Clarinbridge V Castlegar 18:45, Ref: Paschal SheehanU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Skehana 18:45, Ref: Stephen DoyleUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 4, Venue: Woodford, (Round 4), Tommy Larkins V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: Derek KellyUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 5, Venue: Tuam, (Round 5), Tuam V Abbeyknockmoy 19:00, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasCar Parts Warehouse Division 6 (West), Venue: The Prairie, (Round 5), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Barna 20:00, Ref: Ronan McNulty Fri 16 Jun U14 Football Division 1 West, Venue: Carna, (Round 1), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V St. James 00:00, Ref: TBCCar Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Pairc Ros a’Mhl, (Round 1), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 20:00, Ref: Mairtn O Curraoin (coilm)Car Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Mervue, (Round 1), Claregalway V St Michael’s 20:00, Ref: Frank WalshJunior Football Championship North, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), St Gabriel’s V Annaghdown 20:00, Ref: Gerry MooreU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilnadeema, (Round 1), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Clarinbridge 18:45, Ref: Tony ConnollyDivision 7 (North), Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 5), Caherlistrane V Padraig Pearses 20:00, Ref: John DevlinDivision 7 (North), Venue: Monivea, (Round 5), Monivea-Abbey V Meelick-Eyrecourt 20:00, Ref: Martin GavinSat 17 Jun Senior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (L)), Cortoon Shamrocks V Killanin 17:30, Ref: Gearoid O ConamhaSenior Football Championship, Venue: Clonbur, (Round 2 (L)), An Cheathru Rua V Kilconly 19:00, Ref: Kieran QuinnSenior Football Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 2 (W)), St. James V Caherlistrane 17:15, Ref: P.j. RabbitteSenior Football Championship, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (W)), Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: Martin FlahertySenior Football Championship, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 2 (W) ), Tuam Stars V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)Senior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (W) ), Corofin V Moycullen 19:15, Ref: Muiris MacGearailtIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Clonbur, (Round 2 (L) ), St Brendan’s V Clifden 17:30, Ref: Padraig Mac DonnchaIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (W) ), Glenamaddy V Oranmore-Maree 17:15, Ref: Noel DempseySenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 6), Clarinbridge V Craughwell 18:00, Ref: John KeaneSenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 6), Ardrahan V Tommy Larkins 18:00, Ref: Ger O ConnorSenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, (Round 6), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Cappataggle 18:00, Ref: Derek KellySenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 6), Castlegar V Mullagh 18:00, Ref: Alan KellyIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 6), Kilbeacanty V Kiltormer 18:00, Ref: Ronan StankardCar Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 1), Micheal Breathnach V An Fhairche – Clonbur 15:00, Ref: Ciarain O ConaireUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 3, Venue: Na Forbacha, (Round 3), Bearna-Na Forbacha V St Thomas 11:00, Ref: John KeaneUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 3, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 3), Michael Cusacks V Castlegar 11:00, Ref: Joe LarkinUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 3, Venue: Cregg, (Round 4), Annaghdown V Salthill-Knocknacarra 11:00, Ref: James HoadeUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 5, Venue: Clifden, (Round 4), Clifden V Ballygar 13:30, Ref: David EarlsJunior Hurling League Group 2, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 3), Sarsfields V Cappataggle 18:00, Ref: James LundonSun 18 Jun Senior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (L)), Barna V Micheal Breathnach 17:30, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasSenior Football Championship, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (L)), Milltown V Caltra 19:00, Ref: Frank KinneenSenior Football Championship, Venue: Pearse Stadium, (Round 2 (W)), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir V Monivea-Abbey 19:15, Ref: James MolloySenior Football Championship, Venue: Corofin , (Round 2 (L) ), Killererin V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Shane HehirIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Moycullen, (Round 2 (L)), Oughterard V Athenry 12:30, Ref: Mairtin GriofaIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Moycullen, (Round 2 (L)), Carna-Caiseal V Kilkerrin-Clonberne 14:00, Ref: Austin O’ConnellIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (L) ), Williamstown V Ballinasloe 15:30, Ref: Padraic KellyIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Annaghdown, (Round 2 (W) ), Oileann Arainn V Dunmore MacHales 15:00, Ref: Gerald Anthony LohanIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Corofin , (Round 2 (W) ), An Spideal V Headford 17:15, Ref: Gerry DalyIntermediate Football Championship , Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 2 (W) ), Claregalway V Menlough 17:15, Ref: Ger CahillCar Parts Warehouse Junior Football Championship West, Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 1), Moycullen V Renvyle 12:30, Ref: Tom NallyMon 19 Jun U13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 3), Sarsfields V Athenry 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Loughrea, (Round 3), Loughrea V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 3), Turloughmore V Clarinbridge 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 3), Ballinasloe V Ardrahan 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 3), Michael Cusacks V Oranmore-Maree 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimordaly, (Round 3), Killimordaly V Moycullen 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 3), Carnmore V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballyloughane, (Round 3), Liam Mellows V Tommy Larkins 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: The Prairie, (Round 3), Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Thomas 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Gort, (Round 3), Gort V Cappataggle 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Sylane, (Round 3), Sylane V Cois Fharraige 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 3), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Ballinderreen 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 3), Kinvara V Abbeyknockmoy 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ahascragh, (Round 3), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Mullagh/Kiltormer 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Tonabrocky, (Round 3), Rahoon-Newcastle V Mountbellew/Moylough 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 2), Padraig Pearses V Loughrea 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Athenry, (Round 2), Athenry V Oranmore-Maree 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Indreabhn, (Round 2), Micheal Breathnach V Annaghdown 18:45, Ref: Pat McGrathU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Skehana, (Round 2), Skehana V Portumna 18:45, Ref: Adrian MooneyTue 20 Jun Senior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 6), Carnmore V Loughrea 19:30, Ref: Adrian MooneySenior Hurling League Group 1, Venue: Beagh, (Round 6), Beagh V Liam Mellows 19:30, Ref: John Mc DonaghIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Tonabrocky, (Round 6), Rahoon-Newcastle V Kilconieron 19:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Woodmount, (Round 6), Padraig Pearses V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: Christopher BrowneIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 6), An Spideal V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Murt CualinIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Annaghdown, (Round 6), Annaghdown V Clarinbridge 19:30, Ref: Paul FahyIntermediate Hurling League, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 6), 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Seven wins in a row speaks a lot about the aptitude of a team playing its first major tournament. If that isn’t enough, the fact that it was the India under-19 team which notched up the feat in the just-concluded quadrangular series featuring Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies, is definitely more commndable.Speaking to MAIL TODAY, skipper Unmukt Chand said it was a perfect start for the team looking at the u-19 World Cup coming up in August 2012.”The last couple of weeks have been amazing. Starting off with a record breaking win in the opening match against Australia, it was important that we kept the momentum going and that is exactly what we did. Training together for the last two years definitely helped as we know the strengths and weaknesses of each other pretty well,” said Unmukt.”Cricket is a team game, so it was important that everyone contributes and that is exactly what we did. It wasn’t that only a couple of players were performing, it was a cohesive effort. But this is just the start.We need to keep the intensity going and keep the winning form intact as we prepare for the upcoming u-19 World Cup in Australia,” he added.Commenting on his own form, Unmukt said: “It felt good to lead from the front. For me, the onus was always on scoring runs. When I was at the crease, captaincy didn’t bother me as my role was that of an opening batsman. It was only when I was back in the pavilion and on the field that I concentrated on captaincy. I never mixed the two roles.” But Unmukt feels being the second highest scorer definitely helped him lead the side. “I won’t disagree that as a captain it was important to score runs because it rubs off the confidence on the other players as well. Moreover, for a skipper to not score means that it would play on my mind when I took the field. Egging the team on becomes an issue then.advertisement”My scoring runs meant that I earned my place in the squad. It is important that other players in the team don’t feel that I am playing only because I am the captain. I should justify my place in the team at all times and I feel I did that. The captain garners more respect when he contributes to the team’s cause,” he said.Although the team will be disbanding and the players will go back for the domestic season, Unmukt feels it will be important that the team re- groups soon after and plays as many tournaments as possible in the leadup to the World Cup.”Even though we are all heading home to play the domestic season, we shall all come together after that and play in as many tournaments as possible to prepare for Australia.”We have a series lined up in April, but I think we shall play one or two more series before that. It is important not to lose focus and momentum. All the players are confident and we need to build on that,” he signed off.
Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA)The Canadian Press A major Canadian energy company based in Calgary is facing its fourth lawsuit in U.S. courts over climate change.The largest commercial fishermen’s group on the West Coast has included Encana in a lawsuit attempting to link greenhouse gas emissions from 30 energy companies to damage in the crab fishery.The lawsuit alleges climate change is responsible for warming oceans, which has led to major algae blooms and unprecedented closures of the lucrative fishery.It alleges the companies are responsible for about one-fifth of such emissions worldwide between 1965 and 2015.It also claims the companies knew they were causing climate change but worked to obscure the link and to spread misinformation.An Encana spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit, and none of the claims has been proven in court.Encana is named in three similar lawsuits by California cities. The company once operated a large natural gas storage facility in the state. The facility was sold in 2006.