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West Indies captain confident as team get down to hard work

first_img Tweet Share 54 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring!center_img West Indies Captain, Darren Sammy. Photo credit: sknvibes.comBRIDGETOWN, Barbados — West Indies captain Darren Sammy says the signs are looking really good as the team prepares for the upcoming T20 Series in England next week.An upbeat Sammy expressed confidence that his players will do well when they face Graeme Swann’s men at the Kia Oval in London. The two matches are slated for Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25.The players have undergone intense fitness testing, training and planning at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and will have two warm-up matches against Sagicor HPC on Saturday at Desmond Haynes Oval and Sunday at the 3Ws Oval.“The players are working very hard as we prepare for the upcoming matches in England. We have a few new players in the squad and they are all very enthusiastic. We are all really enjoying our work. It’s hard work and it’s rewarding. The vibe among the players in the group is great,” Sammy said“This series signals the start of our overseas campaign for this year and we want to start our travels on a winning note. These two matches present us with a chance to look at players as we prepare for the ICC T20 World Championship in Sri Lanka next year. Some young players have been given this golden opportunity to show what they can do. The selectors have indentified players they want to look at and everyone is happy to get the opportunity to represent the West Indies.”Sammy acknowledged that England are “a very good side” but noted that his team can challenge them on their home soil.“England have been playing some very good cricket in all three formats of the game and we know we face a major challenge in this series. But we have some very confident players who are eager to prove themselves and give their utmost for the people of the West Indies. There is a lot to be gained by performing in this short series. I will be giving my all and I expect the same from all the other member of the squad. We have our plans on how we aim to play against England and what we aim to get out of the series.”Caribbean News Now NewsSports West Indies captain confident as team get down to hard work by: – September 17, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Last appearance in Thomond for O’Connell

first_imgOspreys had a late Josh Matavesi try ruled out due to a knock on. Munster tries in the match came from Simon Zebo, Denis Hurley and Tipperary’s Paddy Butler.Rhys Webb and Jeff Hassler got the tries for Ospreys.However, Munster and Ireland have concerns over Conor Murray who was replaced in the first half after suffering a knee injury. It’s likely that Thomond Park has seen the last of Paul O’Connell in the red of Munster.The Ireland captain contributed to a 21-18 victory over Ospreys to help his province into the Pro 12 final against Glasgow Warriors in Belfast.After the game, he all but confirmed that today was the final time he will play at Thomond.last_img read more

High school senior gains hope, professional career before graduating

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — A new class at Alpena High School opened the door to a student’s professional career months before graduating. WBKB reporter Elijah Baker spoke with Steven Saddler, who says, the mechatronics program gifted him with a future.Steven knows a lot more about the basics of engineering than most of us out of high school. He has no background in the field, but he’s learning it right as he wraps up his senior year.The technology intrigues him so much, Steven did everything he could to get ahead despite his past failures. “There were times I didn’t know I was going to graduate,” he said. “I’m not the best high school student.”Even though Steven never reached that 4.0 GPA, he got his hands on a field he never thought twice about.“If it wasn’t for this class I wouldn’t have a job.”Steven’s job will pay for his tuition, room and board, books and deposit 200 dollars in his bank account every week of the school year. The high school’s mechatornics program is a combination of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. The school started up the program back in the fall. Though Steven has it figured out now, he didn’t know what he was going to do post-graduation.“Growing up you always get told what are you going to do?” said Steven. “Eventually, it gets kind of upsetting for a junior or a senior, and you say, ‘I don’t know, I don’t have a plan.’”You don’t have to know what will capture your attention. When it does, hold onto it.“Ever since then, I’ve known where my life is going to go and i have a future that does not leave me in poverty.”On the path to his future, Steven will start a technical training program at Baker College this fall. He’ll start his first day on the job as early as the middle of June.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious MSP Sergeant saves 2-year-old from getting hit by a dump truckNext Michigan State Police cracks down over Memorial Day weekendlast_img read more