WORCESTER: Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is hopeful of dry wickets during their upcoming series against England as he feels it will aid his bowling against a high-profile batting line-up of The Three Lions.The two teams are scheduled to play three Tests and as many T20Is in the series which will be played after the conclusion of the ongoing three-match Test series between England and West Indies.Pakistan cricketers are currently under a 14-day quarantine period, following which they will travel to Derbyshire on July 13.They had started their preparations for England series with a two-day inter-squad scenario-based practice match played on July 5-6 at Worcester. Shah revealed he has been working a lot on his googlies and will look to trouble the England batsmen with his ‘most important weapon’ in the series.”My googly is coming out well,” Shah was quoted as saying by ICC. “In the two-day match, all the googlies I bowled landed well and spun well. I think it will be my most important weapon. Counties usually sign spinners for July to September because in these three months, spinners get help on dry wickets,” he added.The first Test will be played at the Old Trafford starting August 5 followed by the last two Tests at the Ageas Bowl, which start on August 13 and August 21 respectively. IANSAlso Watch: #NewsMakers: Aabhijeet Sharma, President, APW in an Exclusive Chat with Oineetom Ojah
Submit XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share Shaun O’Neill – XLMediaLondon AIM-listed affiliate marketing network, XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of Shaun O’Neill as new Head of Sales with immediate effect.An industry veteran in affiliate marketing and player acquisition strategies, O’Neil joins XLMedia senior management team from Kindred Group, where he formerly served as Head of Affiliate Marketing for iGame and Kindred new brands.O’Neil has further industry and affiliate marketing experience having worked and consulted on acquisition projects for Nordic Gaming Group, Playsafe Holdings and GX Magazine.Joining XLMedia, O’Neill will be tasked with leading the growth and development of XLMedia key accounts, and securing new network partners.Updating the market, Ory Weihs, CEO of XLMedia, commented: “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun O’Neill as Head of Sales. Shaun’s wealth of experience will not only assist in expanding our presence within the online gambling sector in regulated markets but also help guide the Group into new growth opportunities, and in particular, growing our footprint in key markets such as the US.”Providing an end-of-year trading update for 2018 back in January, XLMedia confirmed that ‘trading in the second half of 2018 continued to strengthen with the Group proactively focusing on higher margin business’.As a result of this overall margin improvement, the firm expects to reach its EBITDA expectations ‘against lower revenue base of approximately $118 million’.
FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Chris Jefferson and Houston Baptist’s Christopher Welch were named the Southland Conference Indoor Men’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Bearkats claimed a first-place team finish out of a 16-team field in their season-opener at Texas A&M’s Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas. Houston Baptist also opened its season at the Ted Nelson Invitational, where Welch posted one of two HBU school records set over the weekend.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Chris Jefferson, Sam Houston State – RSr. – Houston, TexasJefferson kicked off his senior indoor season in style at the Ted Nelson Invitational, taking first-place finishes in both the 60-meter and 200-meter events. His performance in the 200-meter race set a school record and became the fastest 200-meter time in the country at 20.85. The senior’s win in the 60-meter event was clocked at a 6.71 clip, a mark that ranks first in the Southland Conference and stands as the 12th fastest in the country.Honorable Mention: Ryan Cleary, Abilene Christian; Cliff Resias, Southeastern La.; Tyler Smith, McNeese; Daniel Armstrong, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Christopher Welch, Houston Baptist – Fr. – Dickinson, TexasIn his collegiate debut, Welch broke the Houston Baptist program record in the triple jump. The freshman obliterated the previous mark by more than a foot and a half with a 49-10.5 distance. Welch’s triple jump performance stands first in the Southland and 21st in the nation.Honorable Mention: Antonio Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin; Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian; Zach Seaman, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
The owner of a tropical butterfly farm is in a race against time to save hundreds of butterflies from freezing to death.Clive Alcorn of Tropical World in Letterkenny has imported the exotic winged wonders which come from around the world.But the businessman is now being forced to build a greenhouse within a greenhouse to protect the butterflies before his attraction opens this weekend. Clive revealed that the freezing Irish weather has already claimed dozens of the stunning creatures.“This time last year we were actually opening vents to let some cool air in.“It’s simply too cold for the butterflies as they turn from pupa. They need about 25 degrees of heat and it is simply not there.“We are trying to build a smaller greenhouse within a greenhouse so the butterflies can survive for the moment. “We have a large greenhouse but it is simply too expensive to keep heated all the time during the freezing conditions. It takes about six litres of oil an hour.“We’re now looking to build a greenhouse within a greenhouse so the butterflies can survive and the public can view them inside the smaller greenhouse.“Hopefully the temperatures will increase soon and we can release the butterflies into the open area,” he said.Clive, who opened Tropical World in 2011, imports his butterfly pupae from around the globe.They include the Scarlett Swallowtail from the Philippines, the Blue Grassy Tiger from South Asia and the Great Mormon from South Asia. Clive is still hopeful he can release 200 butterflies before he opens Tropical World this Friday and hundreds more throughout the season.“We’re hoping the weather will pick up but the forecast is for more freezing temperatures and snow but that’s Donegal and Ireland for you.“Hopefully it will turn and the place will come alive with some of the most butterflies on the planet.“It’s a great sight to see children running around being able to see these magnificent creatures close-up,” he said. BUSINESSMAN IN RACE TO STOP EXPENSIVE BUTTERFLIES FROM FREEZING TO DEATH was last modified: March 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:butterfliesfreezing weathertropical world