View Comments She’s still glowing, she’s still crowing and she’s still going 93 years strong! Tony winner Carol Channing has been hoofing, singing, making us laugh, making us cry, and giving us “raspberries” and “jam” for the last 72 (!) years. In honor of the Oscar nominee’s big birthday, we’re saluting the spritely icon with a song. Click below to see Channing get schooled in soul by Teresa Graves on Laugh In. In a giant Afro wig. Obviously, this is from the ’70s. Cheers to your big day, Ms. Channing, and here’s to many, many more!
… GCB secretary backing batsman to face upcoming fitness examBy Clifton RossGUYANA Cricket Board (GCB) secretary Anand Sanasie says Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer has the full support of the board, as he prepares to undergo another fitness examination to possibly return to action in Round 5 of the Regional 4-Day tournament.Sanasie, who is also a director at Cricket West Indies (CWI) told Chronicle Sport yesterday in a brief interview following the release of the squad, which included Hetmyer, that the batsman has nothing but the fullest support from the GCB ahead of the upcoming retesting as well as his possible return to action against the Windward Volcanoes.The dashing left-hander alongside Evin Lewis made headlines last week as two of the high-profile Windies players, who were recently omitted ahead of this Saturday’s kickoff to the Sri Lanka series. The duo flopped the Windies Fitness Test, running below the regulation 40-mark on the Yo-Yo Tests, thus resulting in their axing from the squad.With no sight of the Berbican in Round 4, GCB secretary then stated that ex-U-19 World Cup winning skipper was overlooked for the Jamaica Scorpions clash which the Champs lost, due to the fact that he had not reported to Franchise management upon his return home from international duties.GCB secretary Anand SanasieWith a new assessment date of February 14, the left-hander was seen putting in some vigorous work-out sessions with physio Neil Barry Jr at the stadium during the Jaguars/Scorpions match last week; conditioning himself ahead of this Friday’s re-testing.Yesterday, the 23-year-old was named in the Jags squad for tomorrow’s 5th round battle against the Volcanoes. The defending champions, thanks to their mindboggling 7-run loss on Sunday at the hands of Jamaica, have dropped to second place with 49 points, with Barbados Pride taking their number one spot after accumulating an aggregate of 65.2 points.Regarding his inclusion for the important Round 5 battle in Antigua, Sanasie said, “I’m looking forward to seeing Hetmyer back in the Guyana team, Shimron is always welcome in the Guyana Jaguars set-up. I also want him to attain his required fitness level and get back into the side and play cricket for the West Indies in all three formats (Test, ODI and T20); because he is a good player,” stated the GCB executive.After doing the hard work and nudging the Trinidad Red Force off the points standings to reclaim their number 1 spot, Guyana faltered in the last round, losing the nail-biter to the last-placed Jamaicans which makes their title chase even more tense.Now, with the 4-Day tourney officially reaching its half-way stage, Guyana will be keen on winning every game from here, should they seek to retain their title for a record sixth year.Hetmyer’s return to national colours is also a good thing for the Jaguars who will be desperate to improve their mixed batting performances to date and Sanasie confirmed that the batsman will receive the full backing of the GCB going forward.“We’re (GCB) looking forward to seeing Shimron back in Guyana colours. He will always have the full support of the Board. Hetmyer is one of the best batsmen in the Region and we want to ensure that he returns to the top of his game,” Sanasie ended.
Share on: WhatsApp Jurgen Klopp is relieved to have his Liverpool squad back togetherLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp admitted on Sunday that it has been a “massive lift” to see his Liverpool squad back training together as they prepare for the return of the Premier League.The English top flight is set to restart on June 17 and teams have been able to resume group training after weeks of isolation due to the coronavirus lockdown.It has been an especially frustrating time for Liverpool boss Klopp, whose side were two wins away from clinching the Premier League title when the season was halted because of the pandemic in March.“We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives since we played football, pretty much. That’s all different but interesting as well,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.“We enjoy the situation, that’s really all good. And it makes all the difference for us, to be honest, to come together and have this hour or two here together.“You get this contact, feedback as well on the pitch directly, not via a computer or a screen. It’s a massive, massive lift.”Liverpool have a 25-point lead over second placed Manchester City, putting their first English title for 30 years within touching distance if the season does restart.The Reds’ first game back is scheduled to be the Merseyside derby against Everton and Klopp is building his players’ fitness towards that date.“We don’t have to be match-fit now. We try it with increasing intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think,” Klopp said. “That’s the moment when we want to be at 100 percent. It’s round about three weeks until then, that’s good. We want to use that and we will.“It’s our pre-season; how I said, we don’t expect a long break in between the seasons, so this is a very important period for us.”Liverpool are now awaiting confirmation on schedules and venues after senior police chiefs raised concerns about the club playing any possible title-clinching match at Anfield or another team’s stadium.All matches will be played behind closed doors and it was suggested Liverpool may have to move to a neutral venue in a bid to stop fans gathering outside.“That’s what we were all waiting for,” Klopp said. “But now it’s always like this. You were waiting for that, somebody tells us we could start, that’s good.“Now we know, from a training point of view, what we have to do when and when we have to be at 100 per cent in the best way, how we can train in different intensities. That was very important.“Now, of course, it’s more and more interesting when we play where, the times are really important because we will see how we can organise the travel stuff.”
23 Nov 2016 Nominations are open for new-look England Golf Awards Who are the people and organisations who make golf go with a swing? England Golf is searching for the heroes of the game to celebrate at its new-look Awards evening.The England Golf Awards will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday 16 March, 2017 and will be a must-attend event on the sporting calendar.Influential guests from the sport and golf community will join England Golf to recognise all that’s great about English golf, including achievements in the professional and amateur game and in grass roots development.Tickets are now on sale for the black-tie event and nominations are invited for eight award categories:Young Ambassador of the Year in association with the Golf Foundation – open to some-one under 25 who has inspired others to take up golf.Volunteer of the Year – for a dedicated volunteer who has inspired other people to take up and enjoy golf.Lifetime Service Award sponsored by Your Golf Travel – recognising someone who has made a remarkable, volunteer contribution to golf.Club Coach of the Year – the winner will be a dedicated coach who has supported the development of players at any level of the game.Most Welcoming Golf Club sponsored by american golf – for the club which goes out of its way to attract, welcome and integrate new members.Strongest Community Engagement – the winner will be the club with ‘community engagement’ at its heart.GolfMark Club of the Year sponsored by TaylorMade-adidas Golf – for the ‘best of the best’ GolfMark Award clubs.County of the Year sponored by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEY INC. – for the most forward-looking county which does the best for its clubs and players.The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 11 January, 2017.A total of 20 awards will also be made on the night including the Rising Star Award, the Player of the Year, the Team of the Year and the Performance Coach of the Year.The England Golf Awards will take place in the Nursery Pavilions at Lord’s Cricket Ground and tickets cost £75 per person or £675 for a table for 10. Tickets include a drinks reception and a three-course dinner with wine.
THE ANNELIES ILENA Pic: marinetraffic.comA massive fishing trawler has been detained off the coast of Tory Island on suspicion of irregular fishing.Killybegs HarbourThe Dutch-registered factory ship, believed to be one of the biggest in the world, was boarded earlier this morning.It is being guided into Killybegs Harbour by the LE Roisin at present where it will be boarded and a full inspection carried out. The Annelies Ilena is a 14,000-tonne vessel that can hold vast quantities of fish.It is the 13th fishing vessel detained in Irish waters this year. FACTORY FISHING SHIP DETAINED OFF COAST OF TORY ISLAND was last modified: November 22nd, 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:detainedfishing trawlerKillybegs Harbour
Robins: Man Utd board must give Solskjaer timeby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United FA Cup winner Mark Robins says the board must be patient with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robins, now manager of League One outfit Coventry City, believes that Solskjaer must be given plenty of time to implement his philosophy on the playing squad.”What he’s trying to do is reinstall the values that he felt as a player and that were there under Sir Alex,” he told Sky Sports.”He needs time to do that. If you remember when Sir Alex took over, it was six years before that started to take an effect.”I don’t think you get that times these days but I think the board will be patient. As long as they can see things moving forward in the right way they will be patient.”Clearly you need to get results alongside that. Ole knows that but the noises coming out of there and what is being said, they seem happy, the players seem happy, it seems a happier camp.”Things can turn quickly but you need results to maintain it. I hope he gets that time and he gets the backing in the transfer market because it’s going to take a long time to get them back to where they were.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Next month’s highly anticipated KingsToon festival will provide the opportunity for local and regional animators to get a foothold in the growing US$222.8 billion global animation industry.The two-day event will be held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Andrew, from June 20 to 21.Jamaica’s growing crop of local animators will get a chance to showcase their talent at the event.State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 28, informed that the event will bring together, international and local leaders in the animation industry, international and local universities, Jamaican professionals, and visual arts students and practitioners.He said among the objectives of the festival is to raise awareness in Jamaica about the emerging opportunities in the animation industry, by directly engaging global industry leaders in various aspects of the business of animation.“[It will also] give visibility to the pool of talented young Jamaicans and regional artists, who may be working on a freelancing basis or may simply have raw talent in the visual arts that can be molded into a professional career development,” he stated.Day one of the event will feature panel discussions and workshops on available opportunities in the industry, while the second day will see local and regional animators displaying their work in the industry and related fields.The day will also include the announcement of the winners in the KingsToon Animation Competition in several categories including Best Script and Storyboard (Jamaica); Best Experimental Animation (Jamaica); Best Character (Jamaica); Best Final Animation Product (Caribbean).The KingsToon Animation Festival is an initiative of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, in partnership with the World Bank and the Government of Canada.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker
APTN National NewsThe 2013 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships kicked off Wednesday in Kahnawake, Que.Some of the best 19 and under Aboriginal hockey players from all over the country are competing for the ultimate bragging rights.APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.
OTTAWA — A timeline of Canada Post job action:Between 1965 and 2005:-19 strikes, lockouts and walkouts-Workers legislated back to work in 1987, 1991 and 19972007:-No labour disruptions as CUPW strikes four-year deal with Canada Post2011:-48,000 Canada Post workers begin job action June 2 with rotating strikes-Canada Post locks out workers June 14, saying it can’t operate under constant threat-Conservative government tables back-to-work bill June 20; stoppage ends June 272016:-CUPW wins challenge of previous back-to-work legislation in the Ontario Superior Court-Union and management sign two-year contract Aug. 30 without new disruption2018:-Canada Post workers begin rotating strikes in different cities Oct. 22-Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tables back to work legislation Nov. 22-Canadian Union of Postal Workers vows to fight in court if bill passesThe Canadian Press
Beijing: In a bid to curb piracy, China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has come up with ‘video fingerprints’ technology that gives each original video a unique online identity. Short videos have become a popular form of advertisement for sellers on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms Taobao and Tmall. But the videos are often left unpatented due to a cumbersome process, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. To curb this malpractice, Alibaba’s security lab has created ‘fingerprints’ for all original videos on Taobao and Tmall, said He Yuan, a senior algorithm expert at the lab. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The fingerprints can be used to identify the video even if it is trimmed or its images modified, he added. Businesses participating in the project can upload their videos and have ‘fingerprints’ generated automatically. Once qualified as an original video, any other videos with high similarity will be reported to the business owner. After being online for about a month, more than 7,000 businesses have signed up to participate in the project, said Alibaba.