Quick Hits: Race Pays Female Winners More Than Men to Combat Wage Gap

first_imgU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announce Delay in Red Wolf PlanThe U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a delay of the proposed rule for red wolves after a federal court ruling found that the Service had violated the Endangered Species Act in its management of the wolf. The last wild red wolves in the world live in North Carolina, but the species is declining. The rule would replace the existing regulations governing the nonessential experimental population of the red wolf under the Endangered Species Act, removing management efforts from existing public lands and focusing instead on certain public lands in North Carolina’s Hyde and Dare Counties. Opponents of the rule say it severs any possibility for red wolves to recover in the wild. In a statement released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Service says that the additional time will allow them to “fully evaluate the implications of the court decision.” New Organization Forms to Promote NC’s Outdoor RecreationA new trade association has formed to promote North Carolina’s outdoor recreation industry. The North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition is made up of the state’s outdoor recreation businesses such as gear manufacturers, retailers and guides. “The goals of our coalition are to promote existing outdoor recreation companies, to recruit new companies to locate in North Carolina, and to increase public access to outdoor recreation,” says Tom Dempsey, CEO of Brevard-based SylvanSport and Chairman of the coalition’s board. North Carolina’s outdoor recreation industry generates $28 billion in consumer spending annually and is responsible for 260,000 direct jobs. Utah Trail Race Pays Female Winners More Than Men to Combat Wage GapIn hopes of bringing attention to the gender wage gap, Jim Skaggs, race director of Utah’s Antelope Island 50K, awarded the top female finishers of his race 20 percent more than the top male finishers. Nationally, women make about 80 cents to every dollar earned by a man and in Utah the wage gap is even higher—women make 68 cents to every dollar a man brings in. In competitive racing, male purses are often larger than their female counterparts. In an email to runners, Skaggs said that the larger award for women was his effort to make up for the shortfall. Caroline Wallace, who took home the first-place female price, pocketed $180 to the $150 awarded to the male winner. Wallace told KSL.com that she thought Skaggs’ efforts were “rad” and said that, “if smaller races can do it, so can the bigger races that have significantly more resources.”last_img read more

Manchester City vs Liverpool – NEW GAME! A chance to win £5,000 for free! | Football News

first_imgSuper 6 Extra is similar to the game we all know and love, but the beauty of our Sunday special lies in needing to correctly predict the answers to six questions to scoop the jackpot. These are as follows:What will be the full-time score?What will be the half-time score?Who will score the first goal?Who will receive the first card?How many corners will be taken?Who will receive the Man of the Match award?There is, as with Super 6, a tiebreaker to split the winners if there are more than one on any occasion. This will be a possession slider; simply slide it to what you think the possession stat will be at the end of the game. It could be the difference between going away empty-handed or bagging a sweet £5,000 – choose wisely!To do just that, you need to know the ins and outs of the teams involved so here we provide some priceless pointers for your selections.Full-time score- Advertisement – Man City and Liverpool have respectively only been behind once at half-time this season, with Liverpool being locked level on four occasions at the break thus far. Around 42 per cent of matches have seen the scores level at half-time, with 29 per cent of those being 0-0.Between the two teams, they have netted 15 goals before the interval in 2020/21. Would you dare go with a stalemate between these two going into the break, considering they have the best attacking line-ups in the Premier League?First goalscorerManchester City have only scored nine goals in their six matches so far, but crucially they have scored the first goal in five of their six games. If this consistent run is to continue, then there are a fair few City players to look out for.Gabriel Jesus returned in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Olympiakos during the week, coming off the bench to score, so the Brazilian frontman could be worth a consideration for the first goalscorer.Meanwhile, Ferran Torres has scored in three consecutive Champions League matches, and did lead the line against Sheffield United. Guardiola has mentioned he may play in that number nine position for the coming weeks, so could his form in Europe continue into the domestic campaign?PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne will be on penalties and is always in and around the edge of the area to set up or hit a sweet strike from outside the area, so he should be up there at the top of your list. Raheem Sterling will be keen to get one over on his old club as always, while new City signing Ruben Dias is already proving to be a threat from set-pieces.Mohamed Salah has already hit a hat-trick this season, coming against Leeds on the opening day. The Egypt forward did find the net first on this day, and he does have seven goals to his name in as many matches.Speaking of hat-tricks, Diogo Jota fired home exactly that against Atalanta and the debate continues to centre around whether the former Wolves man should be starting ahead of Roberto Firmino. It was his seventh goal in 10 appearances for Liverpool and he has only started five of those, with a goal coming every 70 minutes. He will be a solid shout if he earns a starting shirt.First cardIn a game where stakes are high, bookings can be in abundance too. Despite the circumstances, there were four yellow cards in this fixture last season, in which Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker picked up half of those.This is an area where Liverpool could get some joy, particularly with assist kings Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold on either flank, alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Joao Cancelo has started the last two Premier League matches at left-back, so he could be a shrewd pick for the first card.Rodri did receive eight yellow cards last term and does already have two to his name for 2020/21, so any Liverpool counter-attacks could be quickly wiped out by the Spain international, both legally and illegally. Another consideration has to be Joe Gomez, who has had his issues with Raheem Sterling in the past during this fixture. The England international was brandished seven yellow cards last campaign and could be amongst the bookings once again in this one.Total cornersCorners often throw a spanner in the works. They can be few and far between in large periods of the game, before a flurry in quick succession takes the total up to where you may need it to be. There were only six corners in this fixture last season, and it could be said that when the bigger teams collide, the matches tend to throw up less corners in more cases than not.For context, aside from this, both Manchester City and Liverpool have taken at least five corners in four of their last five Premier League matches, so these are some of the considerations before you make your all-important selection.Man of the matchKevin De Bruyne racked up 10 Man of the Match (MOTM) awards last season, bettered by no other player in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane tallied 16 MOTM awards between them, nine and seven respectively. If either side are to come away from this blockbuster with three points, then these three players could be worthy picks.Simply type in ‘MC LIV’ to view the players who top the Power Rankings from both sides.Keep an eye out for the team sheets, which will be with you from around 3:30pm on Sunday. Depending whether the game is tight and clean sheets could be kept, the defenders or goalkeepers could take home the MOTM award alongside a pivotal victory for their side.Tiebreaker – possessionManchester City have averaged 65.3 per cent possession in their home matches, while Liverpool have had 63.1 per cent of possession on their travels this season. All signs point towards a closely-fought contest both in possession and out of possession, so I would not drift too far away from 55 per cent in favour of either side.Just one match, and six questions, stands in your way of landing the £5,000 jackpot. Do not miss your free chance to play and enter your predictions before the 4.30pm deadline on Sunday! You can win £5,000 for free with Super 6 Extra by predicting what will happen when Manchester City welcome Liverpool in a blockbuster Super Sunday clash.The Premier League champions meet the former champions in one of the biggest games of the season – and you could enhance your viewing experience by winning £5,000 with our new free-to-play game.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Both sides come into this contest in very differing positions. The visitors and Premier League champions Liverpool top the table despite the absence of Virgil van Dijk. They have had to come from behind in both of their recent league matches with West Ham and Sheffield United at Anfield but did do so successfully, earning back-to-back 2-1 victories. Jurgen Klopp’s side have only kept one clean sheet this season and have failed to do so in their last five outings.Manchester City sit midtable after an inconsistent start. That said, Pep Guardiola’s team are unbeaten in their last four, with 1-0 wins over Sheffield United and Arsenal either side of 1-1 draws with West Ham and Leeds. City do have a game in hand which could take them as high as fourth, but victory against Liverpool here certainly closes that gap at the top and sends a statement to the rest of the league.Guardiola does know what it is like to record three points against Liverpool at the Etihad, with Manchester City beating Liverpool at home in the last three meetings in the Premier League. A 5-0 win in 2017 was followed by a 2-1 victory in 2019. Liverpool did have the Premier League title wrapped up by the time these two last collided, yet nonetheless, City ran out 4-0 winners. Who will you side with?Half-time score- Advertisement –last_img read more

The HoReCa Adria fair has started in Opatija

first_imgU Opatiji u četvrtak započeo je jedan od najvažnijih sajamova namijenjen turističkom sektoru HoReCa Adria, koji s izlagačkim programom izlazi ususret potrebama opremanja i podizanja kvalitete u hotelima, restoranima i obiteljskom smještaju.Specijalizirani sajam HoReCa Adria ove godine bilježi svoje treće izdanje te u ključnom terminu nakon sezone u Opatiji spaja turistički sektor Kvarnera i Istre, kao i cijele Hrvatske, s vodećim dobavljačima koji ovdje prezentiraju atraktivan izlagački program. Na sajmu nastupa više od 70 izlagača iz Hrvatske i Europe čija ponuda obuhvaća ponajbolje brendove u segmentu profesionalne opreme, sitnog inventara, usluga i tehnologija za hotele, restorane i ugostiteljske objekte. Velik broj najnovijih proizvoda premijerno se predstavlja hrvatskom tržištu, a pomnim odabirom izlagača i kroz tzv. boutique koncept manjeg sajma, naglasak je stavljen prvenstveno na kvalitetu.Na sajmu se mogu pronaći profesionalna oprema za kuhinje, sitan inventar, stolno posuđe, dekori, zavjese, tende i usluge uređenja interijera, namještaj, oprema za hotelske sobe, samoposlužne praonice, sustavi za profesionalno pranje i održavanje rublja, ambalaža, hotelska kozmetika, software, tekstil. Velik broj izlagača i ove je godine odlučio sajam HoReCa Adria iskoristiti za premijere novih proizvoda u svojoj ponudi, pa se upravo u Opatiji mogu vidjeti brojne novosti za sezonu 2018.U sklopu sajma održavaju se i odlična predavanja, koja su ove godine posvećena digitalnom marketingu. Riječi će biti o tome kako će se GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation – Opća uredba EU o zaštiti osobnih podataka) odraziti na poslovanje u turizmu, oglašavanju turističkih objekata na Facebooku, te booking portalima i trendovima u 2018. godini. Posebno je zanimljivo predavanje koje će na temu “Kako privući Google-ovu pažnju” održati jedan od najpoznatijih hrvatskih Google trenera, Miroslav Varga.last_img read more

ZADAR Tourist Board announces trainings and facilitates adjustment to changes in the payment and amount of the fee and the recategorization process

first_imgAll renters who use sofas or sofas to accommodate guests will have to harmonize their solutions with the new law for this season. As the first of four years that some renters have to recategorize family accommodation has passed – some have a deadline for recategorization until November this year, which means that there is not much time to do the whole job in accordance with the new regulations. The new Act also prescribes the obligation of recategorization for landlords who obtained their decision before September 2007, and depending on the age of the decision, deadlines are prescribed for the adjustment and obtaining a new decision. Thus, landlords are required to apply for a decision in accordance with the provisions of the new Act and the Ordinance on the classification and categorization of facilities in which catering services are provided in the household, if registered: by 31 December 2000 (two years); from 1 January to 31 December 2004 (three-year period); from 1 January 2005 to 1 September 2007 (four years from the entry into force of the Hospitality Act on 17 November 2018). Landlords who do not do so within the prescribed period may continue to rent, but without marking and promoting the category. It is commendable when the Tourist Board communicates and informs tourist entities in this way. Specifically, they explain all the changes to renters, namely since the beginning of this year, new legal provisions and regulations for renters in tourism are in force, which means that 2020 brings changes in the payment and amount of tourist tax and recategorization of family accommodation. So from now on, renters will also pay tourist tax on extra beds if they use them for guests, but depending on the types of solutions they have. Specifically, the new provision of the Tourist Tax Act says that renters must also pay a fee for extra beds, because so far a lump sum has been paid and a fee only for main beds. The dilemma as to which renters are obliged to pay a lump sum for extra beds has been resolved as follows: there are two groups of renters, the first group of which are old renters who received solutions for household catering services between 15 August 1995 and 31 August. 2007, and the extra beds for these landlords were listed in the dictum of the decision. They can continue to provide services based on the solutions obtained and pay the tourist tax for the main and extra beds. On the website of the Zadar Tourist Board, they explained all the changes and tried to make it easier for users to adapt Zadar Tourist Board on its own pages she explained the changes in the payment and the amount of the tourist tax, as well as the recategorization of the facilities as well, and they called for the applications to be started as soon as possible in order to avoid crowds. Annual tourist tax packages 350 and 200 kuna The deadline for recategorization of family accommodation is already running, and this is a job whose quality aims to equalize family accommodation in all categories. This is not the case now, because some solutions are older than 20 years. This means that these old renters, based on the amendments to the Law on Hospitality, which came into force on November 17, 2018, must harmonize their operations with the provisions of the new ordinance regarding the type and category of facilities. Those who do not apply for a new solution may, admittedly, continue to provide services, but lose the right to display the category mark. This means that they will be left without the number of stars on the facility or in promotional materials. As it will happen in the recategorization process that the landlords want to change the number of extra beds, those old landlords to whom the solutions were issued by the end of August 2007, must give a request after which they go out on the field and make an inspection. In other words, if the old landlord does not submit the application, he can still work according to the old solution, but it must not be advertised and there are no stars on the house. They will have to, in addition, procure new boards without a category. The Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli, issued a new Ordinance on the highest and lowest amount of tourist tax for 2020, and Zadar County accepted and set the lowest annual flat rate of tourist tax for household accommodation (per bed; main and auxiliary) of 350 kuna , while 200 kuna is the amount for accommodation on a family farm (family farm; per bed, main and auxiliary). Article 12 of the Tourist Tax Act states that persons providing catering services in a household or family farm pay an annual lump sum tourist tax for each bed – main and extra – and accommodation unit in the camp and camp-rest area, or according to the capacity in the facility for robinson accommodation. It is important to emphasize that the previous classes of tourist places have been abolished and that the stated amounts of tourist tax (350 and 200 kuna) are valid for all taxpayers in Zadar County. The annual flat rate for accommodation in a household in a camp and in a facility of the type destination or camp destination-Robinson tourism, for each accommodation unit is 500 kuna, while accommodation on a family farm in the same category for each accommodation unit is 250 kuna.   “With the applications to the Administrative Department for Economy, Tourism, Infrastructure and EU Funds of Zadar County, it is necessary to start immediately in order to avoid the usual crowds that usually begin in March and last until August. There are fewer items now, so the facilities can be toured quickly and solutions made. The request is submitted when the documentation is completed and when the facility is ready for inspection, ie ready to receive guests. When an inspection is announced, the commission must be allowed to conduct an inspection. ” they point out in the Zadar Tourist Board and announce a one-day training, which will be organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Zadar on March 3. center_img Zadar County for 2020 has determined the amount of tourist tax for two periods: from April 1 to September 30, the tourist tax for taxpayers who pay for each night is 10 kuna (8 kuna in the group of camps), while in the rest of the period amount 7 kuna (5 kuna camps). In this case as well, the previous classes of tourist places have been abolished, and the prescribed amounts of tourist tax are valid for all taxpayers in Zadar County who are holders of the Decision on the type of accommodation hotels and other catering accommodation. After that, from September 1, 2007 to mid-December 2019, extra beds for renters were listed only in the explanation of the decision, so in the opinion of the Ministry of Tourism, those obliged to pay the annual lump sum tourist tax are only those for whom extra beds are listed in the dictum of the solution. Although it sounds complicated, it comes down to the following: renters who have dilemmas about which group they belong to, just need to look at their solutions for providing household services after which it will be clear to them which category they belong to and what they have to do. Recategorization of private accommodation Those for whom extra beds are listed in the explanation of the solution and who do not use them, keep the same solutions and do not need to change them, but must not receive guests or advertise the capacity with extra beds. In the event that a landlord still wants to use extra beds to accommodate tourists, he must submit a request for a new solution in which the existing extra beds will be listed in the dictum of the solution. This new solution will allow him to advertise extra beds and receive guests, but for these beds, as well as for the main ones, he has to pay the tourist tax from this year. As the living room, sofa or armchair are mandatory elements in the living room, which means that the apartment must have them, the landlord must now choose whether he wants to accommodate guests on these beds or not. If he does not want to, the capacity remains the number of main beds, but if he wants to receive guests on those sofas, he must change the solution, so these extra beds must be in the dictum of the solution. Only then can he receive and charge the guest, register him and pay the tourist tax. Those who want to comply with the new regulations and get a new solution, in this process will be able to change the number of extra beds, and perhaps the category, because the assumption is that in that long period of time still invested something and changed in the facility. Within three years, ie until 17 November 2021, renters who received a decision from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2004 should be recategorized, while the third group has four years to recategorize, until 17 November 2022. These are the ones who have a decision from 1 January 2005 to 31 August 2007. For each night 10 kuna from April 1 to September 30 Many of them are already in line with the new regulations. And in terms of recategorization, there are different deadlines, depending on when the landlord got the solution. Thus, the two-year period runs until November 17, 2020 for landlords who obtained a decision from August 15, 1995 to December 31, 2000. One year has already passed for them, so they only have time until November this year to do so. last_img read more

Chinese state media slams ‘lawless’ Hong Kong schools after history test row

first_imgA Xinhua commentary published late Friday said Hong Kong schools had failed to “decolonize” and the territory’s education system had not developed in line with the “one country, two systems” rule.Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 under an agreement with former colonial master Britain that the city would have a high degree of autonomy and enjoy some freedoms unavailable in the mainland.”The schools seem to have become a lawless place that can unscrupulously promote heresies, attack the ‘one country, two systems’ and discredit the nation state,” Xinhua wrote on its website.”Some immature students have been tricked into use by the anti-China forces and have become pawns to disrupt Hong Kong.” Hong Kong Education Secretary Kevin Yeung has asked the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) to investigate why the question was part of the history exam, sat by 5,200 students, and asked for it to be invalidated.The question “seriously hurt the feelings and dignity of the Chinese people who suffered great pain during the Japanese invasion of China,” Yeung said on Friday.Public broadcaster RTHK reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources, that two officials from the HKEAA had resigned following the controversy.In an interview with pro-Beijing publication Ta Kung Pao, Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said last week the government would examine the future structure of the subject, which is part of the university entrance exams curriculum.An attempt by the government to introduce “national education” in Hong Kong in 2012 to instill patriotism and promote appreciation of mainland China was met with large protests and scrapped.Topics : Chinese state media said Hong Kong schools have become “lawless” as controversy builds over a history question in a school exam, rekindling tensions over academic freedoms in the semi-autonomous city.Beijing and some Hong Kong officials have frequently flagged the education system as a potential breeding ground for the large-scale, often-violent pro-democracy protests which roiled the city in the second half of last year.The latest row was sparked over a question on a Diploma of Secondary Education test, which asked students to argue whether Japan had done “more good than harm to China during the period between 1900 and 1945.”last_img read more

The renovating bug took hold for the owners of this former ugly duckling house

first_imgMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago14 Victoria Ave, Chelmer“What you look for is the ugliest property in the best street and you try and turn it into a nice property,” he said.They bought 14 Victoria Ave in Chelmer four years ago with the goal of turning it into a home that they would feel proud of.“The layout was pretty bad, it had a really small kitchen and the space in the dining room was sort of wasted,” he said.They expanded the kitchen, built a walk-in pantry and a fourth bedroom and renovated the bathrooms.The home was retiled and recarpeted and the backyard was landscaped with a new garden.“It was a pretty big piece of work,” he said. Dan and Keri van Eck with their son Kyle, 2, are selling their home at 14 Victoria Ave, Chelmer. AAP image, John GassFor Dan van Eck a house is more than a home — it is the hobby he sinks his teeth into when he’s not at his desk job.The native New Zealander is an IT worker by day, but by night and weekends he turns unloved homes into modern masterpieces.This Chelmer home is the fifth house that he and his wife Keri have renovated in their spare time to earn some extra cash.Having never learned a trade, he caught the renovation bug when he bought his first unit a decade ago in Auckland and needed to make it more animal friendly for his pet dog.“Then we went from one DIY job to the next and it just grew from there,” he said.Soon the couple realised that this new-found passion could be a tidy little earner in what was a booming Auckland real estate market. 14 Victoria Ave, ChelmerThey did intend to finish the renovation much earlier, but he said the birth of their first child, Kyle, caused a few delays.The home will be auctioned at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm by Cameron Crouch and Douglas May from Ray White Sherwood.last_img read more

LISTEN: Ryan T. Anderson on Newstalk ZB

first_imgRyan Anderson. author of just-released “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom” spoke with Newstalk ZB’s Leighton Smith on Tuesday 25 August. A superb discussion!Part 1Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Part 2Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Part 3Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Part 4Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

Ireland injury blow for Stoke

first_img Hughes had a full group to select from for the Potters’ Barclays Premier League campaign-opening clash with Aston Villa last weekend, which they lost 1-0 at home. But he will be without Ireland when his side take on Hull at the KC Stadium on Sunday after the Irishman pulled a muscle in his rib cage which is set to keep him sidelined for “a couple of weeks at least”. Stoke boss Mark Hughes has encountered the first injury setback of the new season for his squad, with midfielder Stephen Ireland having sustained a chest problem in training. Hughes said ahead of the Hull fixture: “We have a problem with Stephen Ireland unfortunately, who has pulled a muscle in his rib cage. “It’s a disappointment to us because he is a good player and somebody we would prefer to have available to us. “It looks like he will be out for a couple of weeks at least, or until the pain has gone to allow him to move around the pitch comfortably.” Hughes is confident Robert Huth will be available, despite the defender feeling a slight twinge in his knee while over-stretching. The manager is also weighing up whether it will be too soon, given his lack of game time in pre-season, to hand Victor Moses his Stoke debut following the Nigeria forward’s campaign-long loan move from Chelsea, which was announced just prior to the Villa match. United States defender Geoff Cameron and Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie, who like Moses both played in the knockout stages of this summer’s World Cup, are poised to come into the squad after sitting the Villa contest out. The likes of Dionatan Teixeira, Andy Wilkinson, Ryan Shotton, Wilson Palacios and Brek Shea were also absent from the matchday 18 last week and it remains to be seen if any of them are involved this weekend. It would appear unlikely in the case of the latter pair, who seem destined to depart the club before the end of the transfer window. Press Association Midfielder Palacios had looked set for a move to Qatar earlier this summer, only for it to fall through. He has subsequently been linked with Villa, but regarding that, Hughes – quoted by The Sentinel – said: “I’m not aware of that interest. “It’s been difficult for Wilson. He obviously had an opportunity to go to Qatar, which was a good opportunity for him and ourselves, but that fell through. “Wilson we like as a guy and as a player, but the squad is a little bit top heavy and some guys need to move on.” Meanwhile, regarding talk of Sky Bet Championship side Derby being keen on Shotton, Hughes said: “I think an interest has been shown. “If it’s Derby I would encourage it because they are a good club looking to get back into the Premier League, which Ryan would want to do himself.” last_img read more

Agent: Cech can talk to other clubs

first_img After a decade as number one, Cech has found himself second choice behind Thibaut Courtois this season as Chelsea won the Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup. And the 32-year-old, who signed from Rennes in 2004 before playing a key role in winning every major club trophy, has hinted at his wish to move on this summer, despite still having a year to run on his contract. Petr Cech has been given the green light to talk to other clubs by Chelsea, according to the goalkeeper’s agent. Jose Mourinho expressed a reluctance for Cech to move to rivals Arsenal, who are rumoured to be interested in the goalkeeper, along with Liverpool, Paris St Germain, Besiktas, Real Madrid and others. Mourinho also said it would take “big” money to prise Cech away from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are understood to be prepared to take the player’s wishes into consideration on deciding whether or not he can leave and his next destination. The Czech Republic international’s agent Viktor Kolar told talkSPORT: “Petr has a valid contract with his current club. However, I can confirm that we have been permitted by Chelsea to negotiate with interested parties and Petr has confirmed his interest to play regularly at a top club.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

We didn’t read conditions well: Carlos Brathwaite

first_imgLauderhill: West Indies lost to India by four wickets in the first contest of the three-match rubber and the Carribean skipper Carlos Brathwaite felt his team failed to assess the conditions.Batting first, West Indies could only manage to post 95/9 in the allotted 20 overs as most of their batsmen failed to click and it was just Kieron Pollard, who showed some fight with his 49 runs.Speaking at the post-match presentation, Brathwaite said: “We didn’t assess the conditions well. Kudos to Polly (Pollard) for leading the team with the bat, showed his experience. 130-140 would have been good on that wicket.”“We showed great heart to take the game as deep as we did and it shows that we batted ourselves out of the game with lack of assessment early. We asked the guys to play positive, aggressive cricket as we West Indians instinctively do,” Carlos Brathwaite added.Brathwaite said his team needs to assess the conditions well in the upcoming games and must also improve their shot selection.“The message would be to keep the intent, however, you need to assess better and be smarter with shot selection. Sunil’s (Naraine) four overs are very important. The pacers did well to set it up as wel,” he added. IANS Also Read: Carlos Brathwaite Urges West Indies To Follow England’s Footstepslast_img read more