Owner of CSK reveals MS Dhoni’s future with the team!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/SportzpicsAdvertisement 2clwNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsrllWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edr5her( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bv0Would you ever consider trying this?😱abdyjCan your students do this? 🌚90d4Roller skating! Powered by Firework The speculations around the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian cricketing scene finally had some clairvoyance with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) excluding the former captain’s name from its central contract for the upcoming year. However, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri earlier suggested that the Indian Premier League is where the future of Dhoni’s career remains, and justifying his comment, the owner of Chennai Super Kings himself hints the same.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/SportzpicsIn an interview session at a public event, the owner of the club N Srinivasan has openly stated that he has no plans of losing Dhoni from his IPL franchise, even till the 2021 season.“People keep saying when will he… how long will he play, etc. He will play. I can assure you. He will play this year. Next year he will go (to) the auction; he will be retained. So there is no doubt in anybody’s mind,” Srinivasan told reporters.Advertisement The 2011 ICC World Cup winner, Dhoni became the most expensive auctioned player in the first IPL season back in 2008. The 38 year old, who captains CSK, has three IPL trophies to his name.Complimenting Srinivasan’s statement, A R R Sriram, the club’s Fans Association vice president said: “We are pretty sure that MS will be retained. There is no CSK without Dhoni. We won’t let him go into the auction pool.”Advertisement Dhoni has not donned the Men in Blues jersey since the 2019 World Cup, and despite being in BCCI’s contracts since his senior debut in 2004, the veteran was dropped out of the annual contract for the first time this year.However, the player himself has made no comments yet about his international career yet. Earlier this month, Ravi Shastri himself stated the IPL season, or moreover T20 cricket is where Dhoni’s future lies, who has already reached the twilight of his decorated career.“At his age, probably the only format he’ll want to play is T20 cricket which means he’ll have to start playing again, get back into the groove because he’s going to play in the IPL and see how his body reacts.” Shastri told CNN News18.Also read-Priority or Legacy: 5 Reasons MS Dhoni was not given a BCCI ContractThis latest move from the BCCI has given us a big clue about MS Dhoni’s future! Advertisementlast_img read more

Six Local Projects Receive County Planning Awards

first_imgIn addition to revitalization, Operation West Side aims to increase the percentage of owner-occupied housing in the community as a neighborhood stabilization strategy and foster greater involvement in both civic and neighborhood matters. Located in the southwestern quadrant of Asbury Park, within the Strategic Target Area Rebuilding Spirit (STARS) Redevelopment Area, “Operation Westside” involves the construction of multiple affordable residential units on previously vacant, city-owned land. This redevelopment initiative was made possible through a collaborative effort between the city and three community-based, non-profit affordable housing developers: Interfaith Neighbors, Affordable Housing Alliance, and Coastal Habitat for Humanity. This collaborative effort was one of only 35 initiatives state-wide to be awarded a grant through the Department of Community Affairs Neighborhood Stabilization Program, bringing with it $2.5 million in federal stimulus money to invest in the community. The project is being constructed in phases, with all units to be completed by the end of 2012. To date, seven units are complete with an additional six units expected to be completed by the end of 2011. These homes will be sold to low- and moderate-income families making up to 80 percent of the area’s median income. The lots had been vacant for many years prior to this initiative, but the new development is compatible with the existing neighborhood fabric. Burry presented the award to Deputy Mayor Randy Bishop and Richard Ambrioso, chairman of the Neptune Township Environmental Council. “The rain garden reduces runoff from the new fields and filters storm water runoff and pollutants that would normally enter the drainage system,” she said. “This is a wonderful way to serve the environment while providing a habitat for plants.” The renovation of the County Basie Theatre in Red Bank received a 2011 Planning Merit Award. The Count Basie Theatre has been in continuous use since opening its doors in November 1926 and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Since its acquisition by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1973, the theatre has operated as a nonprofit arts facility. Due to the age of the structure, the theatre’s physical plant required major repair, restoration and renovation; the work is scheduled to take place in nine planned phases. Phases 1 through 4 are complete and included the replacement of the theatre’s seats and restoration of the balcony to its original configuration, replacement of the roof, restoration of the interior auditorium and restoration of the building exterior, façade and streetscape. Full completion is expected by 2020. The project was selected for a Merit Award because it is consistent with numerous goals, objectives and policies of the Monmouth County Growth Management Guide, such as the preservation of buildings that have historical or architectural significance, and support for efforts to preserve, enhance and expand Monmouth County’s cultural resources and facilities.“The Count Basie Theatre is the jewel in Red Bank, and you have done a wonderful job restoring it and making sure the arts has a place in the borough,” said Curley, in presenting the Merit Award to Numa Saisselin, CEO of the County Basie Theatre Inc.Five Honorable Mention Awards also were presented:Schoolhouse Square is a 58-unit townhouse development in Neptune Township’s Midtown neighborhood. The first 24 units were completed in March 2011 with the remaining phases to be completed by 2013. All units are priced to be affordable to families earning less than 80 percent of the area’s median income. Twenty units will have income restrictions and 38 will be affordably priced, without income restrictions. The Schoolhouse Square project meets the smart growth goals established by the state, as Jersey Shore University Medical Center, two regional rail stations, several major commercial corridors and the oceanfront are located less than one mile from the development. Homes were designed for compatibility with local architecture and include elements emulating those found in the 19th century summer homes built along the New Jersey shore. Adjacent neighborhoods were connected to this new development through the creation of a boulevard at the end of an east-west corridor. Each home is NJ Energy-Star certified, and uses high-quality modular construction.Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone presented the award to Neptune Deputy Mayor Randy Bishop and Graciela Cavicchia, vice president of TRF Development Partners and project manager for the Schoolhouse Square housing development. “Schoolhouse Square is a key to revitalizing this economically challenged area by helping to strengthen existing real estate values,” Arnone said.The Swimming River Reservoir serves as a major source of drinking water for more than 300,000 Monmouth County residents. Numerous water quality impairments have been documented in the Swimming River Reservoir watershed, including phosphorous, total suspended solids, arsenic, pH, and temperature. The Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College, which includes the campus of High Technology High School, is located on the northern bank of the Swimming River Reservoir. Runoff from the main 220-acre campus, including several large parking lots, drains into the reservoir. In October 2008, the Monmouth County Planning Board’s Environmental Council convened a group of stakeholders representing government agencies, engineering, landscape design and construction firms to develop a plan for reducing non-point source pollution that impacts the reservoir. The final plan proposed a system of functional rain gardens, to be completed in phases, which would filter parking lot storm water. One rain garden location is near High Technology High School where two kidney bean shaped gardens totaling approximately 1,000 square feet in area were constructed to collect the rainfall runoff from the upper and lower parking lots of the school. The rain gardens, completed in June 2011, are able to capture the first 25% of runoff from storm events that contain heavy downpours, allowing the excess to overflow into the grass area surrounding the gardens. The Neptune Township Environmental/Shade Tree Commission installed the first rain garden (of two planned) at the Jumping Brook Road little league fields on September 13, 2010. According to the township, the project resulted in an educational, self-sustaining planted area with minimal maintenance required. The rain garden installation reduces runoff from the new baseball fields, and filters storm water runoff and pollutants that would normally enter the drainage system in accordance with Monmouth County’s Best Management Practices. Grading in the area allows water to flow downhill away from the baseball fields, keeping the garden moist and allowing the plants to thrive. The rain garden plan and construction involved a concentrated effort by multiple volunteer agencies, including Neptune Township’s Environmental Commission, Public Works Department and Engineering Department, the Garden Club of Jumping Brook and Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service. A second planned garden will be planted adjacent to this garden. Curley presented the award to Asbury Park City Planner Donald Sammet. “The goal of this project was to revitalize a downtrodden neighborhood through the development of new, high quality affordable homes,” Curley said. “These lots had been vacant for many years.” The Cedar Crossing Affordable Housing development project was developed by the Red Bank Affordable Housing Corporation (RBAHC), which was established in 2007 to provide affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families. Located at the end of Cedar Street, the Cedar Crossing development consists of 36 new construction units located within eight separate buildings. All units will be owner-occupied by income eligible households as defined by the Fair Housing Act and New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regulations. Phase 1 of the Cedar Crossing townhouse development consists of 20 units: eighteen 3-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom units. Phase 2 will include 16 modular two-bedroom units. Each unit will be energy efficient, providing residents with lower operatingcosts and a higher real estate market value. The Cedar Crossing development is expected to preserve the surrounding neighborhoods and motivate home ownership. The units will be sold with deed restrictions limiting excessive price increases. Applicants will be selected through a lottery system, with priority given to residents of and workers in Monmouth, Ocean, and Mercer counties. (From left) Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley, Michael Schnoering of Mills and Schnoering Architects, David Cooner, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Board of Trustees, Ed Mislavsky, construction manager, the Ferma Group, Numa Saisselin, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, and Edward Zipprich, Count Basie Theatre Board of Trustees.FREEHOLD – Six separate projects from around Monmouth County received awards last week at the 58th Annual Awards Dinner sponsored by the Monmouth County Planning Board.The dinner, attended by about 160 people, was held at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Awards were given to highlight “projects that serve as examples of exemplary planning,” said Robert W. Clark, director of the county’s Planning Board.Prior to the presentation of awards, Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley highlighted some of the work being done by the Planning Board, including regional planning studies, improvements being made to Wreck Pond in Wall and the expansion of summer bus service in four shore towns. He also thanked the citizen members of the Planning Board for their dedication and service to the county.“I am pleased to showcase some highlights of the past year’s accomplishments,” Curley said.“In addition to acknowledging some very important projects in our county, the Planning Board is involved in a number of comprehensive regional planning guides and has reinvigorated the county’s recycling program. This year it was the Board’s pleasure to distribute more than $700,000 to our municipalities for improvements they made to local recycling centers and for the purchase of recycling containers for residents, downtowns, parks and other public places.”This year, one Merit Award was presented: Freeholder Lillian G. Burry presented the award to Michael Fedosh of the Monmouth County Environmental Council. “Rain gardens are such a lovely way to protect the environment,” Burry said. “In this case, the garden prevents the run-off contaminants from entering the nearby Swimming River Reservoir.” Arnone presented the award to Marlene Nelson, trustee of the Red Bank Housing Corporation. “The Cedar Crossing development will preserve the surrounding neighborhoods and motivate home ownership by encouraging family pride and self-esteem,” Arnone said.last_img read more

Maragh makes his mark

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, Florida, (CMC):Rajiv Maragh got off the mark this season at Gulfstream Park on Monday’s 11-race card.The Jamaica-born jockey landed a double on the Boxing Day card, but remains way off the pace being set by Paco Lopez with 20 wins.Maragh got the day’s racing off to an exciting start with a one-length victory aboard the 10-1 chance COLD BLOOD in the US $15,000 first race contested over 1,400 metres on the dirt.COLD BLOOD brushed a rival at the start before Maragh put the three-year-old, chestnut gelding to press the pace from the two-path into the stretch, where they finished determinedly to edge to victory in a time of one minute, 24.43 seconds.Maragh was involved in another tight finish astride the 17-2 chance BAREEQA which won 11/2 lengths clear in the US$24,000 fifth race going 1,500m on the turf.BAREEQA was taken in hand at the start, saved ground a couple paths off the inside and continued in a relaxed gallop near the back.Maragh began to move up the three-year-old, bay filly midway through the far turn and swung her into action entering the top of the stretch, where she was set down eight wide, responding willingly and rallied under a strong hand ride to finish in a time of 1: 29.88 secs.last_img read more

15-year-old crushed by skidder after losing balance

first_imgA teenager employed by T Bovell Concessions lost his life on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly slipped off the side of a truck and fell between the wheels of a skidding machine.The dead youth has been identified as 15-year-old Roy Odel Welchman, who is said to have been working as a labourer for the abovementioned mining company.Based on reports received, on Sunday about 17:30h at 16 Km Bisarooni Backdam, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Welchman was in the company of a driver and a porter, all employed by the mining company when the accident took place.Reports are that the young man was tasked with recordkeeping and was returning with his two workmates after loading the truck with lumber when the incident occurred.According to the Police, the driver used the skidder to leave the backdam, and on the way out, the skidder hit a bump causing the teen who was reportedly standing on the left side of the machine to lose his balance and fall.Guyana Times understands that the operator immediately brought the skidder to a halt and in doing so, it ran over the teen.The driver and the porter rushed the injured young man who was still conscious at the time to the Kwakwani Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.The Police noted that the 15-year-old’s body was examined and it was observed that it had bruises to both temples, swelling of the face and eyelids, a bruise to the left forearm, and bruises on the upper left side of the back.Welchman’s body is presently at the Kwakwani Burial Ground on ice, awaiting a post-mortem.Meanwhile, the operator of the machine, along with the porter, is being questioned about the fatal accident.last_img read more

Report shows life expectancy shorter for northerners

first_imgDespite Canadians living a relatively long life, averaging around 81 years, the picture is bleaker for those who live in the north.According to the Canadian Conference Board’s ‘How Canada Performs,’ Canada is seventh in the world, behind other western nations, like Japan, Switzerland and Australia. However, it is still ahead of the U.S.- Advertisement -According to the Board’s Centre for the North, Canadians living in the North are less likely to even celebrate their 78th birthday.The reasoning behind the shorter lifespan includes poor living conditions, less access to primary health care and a greater number of accidents.In the Peace River area, the statistics show most residents live an average of 77.7 years, which compares to 83.4 in Richmond, B.C.last_img read more

TRANSFER REPORT: Arsenal plotting summer swoop for Bayern Munich defender

first_img Rafinha in action for Bayern Munich Arsenal are preparing a summer swoop for Bayern Munich defender Rafinha, according to reports in Germany.The 30-year-old’s contract at the Allianz Arena expires in June 2017 and he is yet to pen an extension.The Brazilian is looking for a long-term deal, but Bayern are reluctant to offer the right-back what he wants.That, according to Bild, has ignited interest from Arsenal and they are ready to pounce.The Gunners are likely to sell Mathieu Debuchy in the summer and as a result Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a right-back.Rafinha’s experience would make him an ideal addition and Arsenal are willing to meet his demands of a three-year deal. 1last_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Well the brave came out in Dunfanaghy this weekend and the weather proved a test. Well done to all who played.We are only around the corner from Easter when the golfing season really takes off. A divot day will take place here on Good Friday the 3rd of April. Please assemble at the club at 10.50am for 11.00am start. Buckets will be provided , however if we get a large crowd (as we hope we will) it might be a good idea to bring your own. Please make every effort to help out as it will be much appreciated. John and Cheryl now have the 32 names required for the mixed foursomes matchplay competition. A draw for matches will be made on Easter Saturday evening at 4pm in the club house. Please make every effort to attend and create a bit of atmosphere . The fee per team is €30.00 . Please pay Mary/Ruth in the shop if you have not already done so. Well done to John and Cheryl for running this competition again as it was a great success last year.The Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cups:The Senior and Intermediate Scratch cups are on Saturday 11th of April 2015. There are excellent prizes on offer with €300 for anyone who creates a new amateur course record. There are only limited places because it is 36 holes, so make sure to get your name down in time. You can enter by the BRS system online or contact the club on 0749136335.Club Pro AM : As most of you will know, Dunfanaghy Golf Club is now ranked in the top 100 courses in Ireland. In order to celebrate this achievement and to acknowledge the success of our esteemed club member, Paul McGinley, in captaining Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup, we have decided to organise a Pro-Am this year. It will be held over two days, the 13th and 14th of June. Entry fee for the team of three amateurs will be €100.00 per person.All entries must be directed through Mary Lafferty and no entry can be confirmed until the €300.00 has been paid in full. 50 teams, at most, can be accommodated.Results:Monday 23rd MarchOpen Ladies & Gents seniors Gents1at Neil Gallagher 42Pts2nd Danny Sweeney 41Pts3rd Neil McGinley 37Pts 4th P.J.McGowan 37Pts1st 9 Jim Carey 22Pts2nd9 Michael Hynes 19PtsLadies1st Kay Kelly 34Pts2nd Mary McFadden 34Pts3rd Sandra McGinley 33Pts1st9 Maureen Sweeney 21Pts2nd9 Marion O’Sullivan 14PtsWednesday open 25th March1st Anthony Gallagher 43Pts2nd Danny Sweeney 42PtsSunday 29th March Easter Hamper1st Paul Smyth 682nd Anthony Gallagher 69BOT3rd Patrick McMullan 69There are a number of competitions in the next week –Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Open Singles Stableford (soup and sandwiches)Saturday 4th April 2015 – Open 4BBB Stableford .Sunday 5th April 2015 – Open singles stablefordMonday 6th April 4BBB any combinationN.B. Remember we are back on the fairways from the 1st of April. The course is looking well and is a credit to Paul. Again please help out with the divot repair day on Good Friday.Everyone should have received an email in the last few weeks with details to entice new members to the club. It will benefit everyone if we are able to get more members in the club this year. Please contact a committee member if you require any further details regarding our drive to get more new members. Remember it is the time of the year for annual subscriptions to be paid. Please contact the club as soon as possible to make payment.Come Dine with Me:Just a little reminder that our “Come Dine with Me” evenings are fast approaching, if you have not committed to one of the following dates, the 11th April or the 2nd of May, we would really appreciate your participation, anyone who wishes to be a host on either evening, please contact Mary as soon as possible, in the clubhouse. To those of you who have already committed to a particular date, we thank you and look forward to two great nights of entertainment here at Dunfanaghy Golf Club.4 BBB Winter Open Competition:I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June so don’t leave it too late to try to qualify. You can play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in April. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function, please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: NEIL GALLAGHER COMES OUT ON TOP IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDON’T forget the interesting lecture on the theme of ‘place names’ in the Oaktree Community Centre, tonight (Friday, February 8th) at 8 pm sharp.Dr Seosamh Mac Muirí will be giving the bilingual lecture on place names in Donaghmore parish, entitled ‘Súil Choimhthíoch ar Ard na gCanach agus ar An Trosc – Casting a Cold Eye on Domhnach Mór Place Names.’On the night, Mr Mac Muirí will explore the ‘real me…aning’ behind some local place names like Avaltygort, Carricknamana, Meenreagh and so on. He will also point to the application of some basic rules of Irish place name study to the names of the area, while drawing comparisons with other parts of the county and the country.The lecture will give a better understanding and, of course, an increased appreciation of the heritage of the local place names.The free event is being organised by CAKE.Light refreshments will be served and a raffle will held for a number of spot prizes. * SEND YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM DD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: February 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgREFEREE! The 19 people who took part in the courseDONEGAL Ladies football has 19 new referees!And here they all are after competing stage 1 of the pathway to becoming referees of the game.They completed a course at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny aimed at people over 16 who want to start a career, starting with taking GoGames matches for the U12s. LGFA development officer Donal O Searcaigh said: “I want to thank everyone for taking part in this course. Their clubs will benefit from having referees who understand the LGFA rules.“Donegal ladies football will reap the benefits.”He also thanked Sinead McHugh for taking the course and the Clanree for their support.  DONEGAL LGFA: MEET THE COUNTY’S 19 NEW WHISTLEBLOWERS! was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal ladies footballLGFAreferee courselast_img read more

Groves withdraws from world title fight

first_imgGeorge Groves has pulled out of his world title fight against WBO super-middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz because of an injury.The 24-year-old from Hammersmith was due to challenge Stieglitz in Germany next month but the bout has been called off. It is hoped it can be rescheduled for later this year.Groves, the British and Commonwealth champion, recently withdrew from a planned rematch with Scotland’s Kenny Anderson because of a back problem. Details of his latest injury have not been released.In a statement, Groves said: “We tried to work through it, but soon realised I wouldn’t be able to perform the training needed to prepare for this fight. I hope this problem will be quickly sorted and cause only a short delay.“I am truly sorry to everyone who will be affected by this. This is without doubt the toughest decision I have ever had to make, and I am gutted, but nothing worth having is given away.“It has only made me more determined to achieve my goal of becoming world champion.”See also:Groves to fight for world titleGroves bout off but world title fight loomsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more