Live like royalty in tower’s crowning glory

first_imgA render showing the kitchen and living space inside The Monarchs at 443 Queen StBuyers can live like royalty, with Brisbane’s new “super homes in the sky” released to the market.The Monarchs start from $2.76 million, and sit at the top of 443 Queen St, which is being developed by Cbus Property. 443 Queen St by CBUSDesigned by Singapore-based WOHA and Brisbane-based Architectus, the building has been described as an “urban oasis” – it will have sky parks and gardens throughout the tower.Residents-only amenities include private dining and lounge areas with a fireplace, a MasterChef kitchen, multiple barbecue and outdoor dining areas, a 25m infinity edge pool overlooking the Brisbane River, poolside cabana lounges and sun decks, a relaxation and yoga zone, a gym and outdoor gardens with a walking track. Just 10 of The Monarchs – dubbed ‘super sky homes in the sky’ – are available at 443 Queen St. They start from $2.76 millionCbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo said there had been a surge in $2 million-plus luxury apartment sales in Brisbane.“Economic benefits, record infrastructure, increased interstate migration and downsizers looking for the luxuries of a freestanding home close to the city are key lifestyle factors driving this trend,” Mr Pozzo said.Just recently, a luxury sky home at The Abian in the Brisbane CBD sold for $4.15 million.It was purchased by a couple from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales who plan to retire to the city.Another sky home apartment in the Admiralty precinct recently sold for $2.725 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoMr Pozzo expected strong interest in The Monarchs, which he said offered an “exciting new pavilion-style of exclusive living”.Just 10 The Monarchs super homes will be available for purchase, with each one boasting three or four large bedrooms, 3m-high ceilings and a prime double-corner position with perimeter glazing making each floor plan unique. Each one also has open plan living spaces, a luxurious kitchen fitted with Gaggenau appliances, large bathrooms with ample storage, a screened drying balcony, hardwood floors and natural stone.The size of each The Monarchs sky home is “comparable to a freestanding family home” at 193sq m which is 4sq m larger than the average floor size of a new Australian home (houses and apartments), according to a recent CommSec Economic Insights report.In addition to The Monarchs, 443 Queen St has two penthouses priced at $6.5 million and $7.5 million. 443 Queen Street’s location and unique design has created an island site, which means all apartments and amenities have river views. The first render showing the internal layout of one of two penthouses available at 443 Queen St. Prices start from $6.5 million.The overall design of 443 Queen St – built exclusively for Brisbane – moves away from a typical “sealed square plan” tower to open up and naturally ventilate every apartment. last_img read more

ONE: As Pacio improves, Naito also ‘way tougher’ mentally this time

first_imgTeam Lakay’s Joshua Pacio and Yoshitaka Naito face off at ONE: Conquest of Heroes open workout today— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 20, 2018“After a loss, an athlete comes back really strong and mentally, I’m way tougher than before,” said Naito. “Even if Joshua improved, I also improved.”The 34-year-old Naito conquered Pacio in 2016, pouncing on a mistake to quell the Filipino fighter’s bid for the title with a rear naked choke in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After his first career loss, ONE strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito emerged a different fighter.ADVERTISEMENT Butler made his move—now it’s Wolves’ turn MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Japanese mixed martial artist dropped a unanimous decision loss to Alex Silva in 2017 and it needed some time to shrug off the bitter feeling of defeat as 12 straight victories.“After losing to Alex, I went through a little bit of a depression,” said Naito through a Japanese interpreter during the open workout at Jakarta Muay Thai on Thursday.” My teammates helped me and I went to see other athletes and I got back my motivation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: More confident Joshua Pacio faces Naito in ONE title rematchIn a rematch just five months after their previous meeting, Naito regained his belt with a grindout split decision over Silva and he is facing Philippine bet Joshua Pacio in a championship bout on Saturday in ONE: Conquest of Heroes with another layer of mental toughness. READ: GALLERY: Pacio, Naito face off ahead of ONE: Conquest of HeroesSince then, both fighters went on to build their resumes with Pacio going to 4-1 in his succeeding fights including a stunning takedown of Pongsiri Mitsatit last July with what he called a “passion lock.”“Joshua got a lot of experience and I did too. He’s definitely a better fighter and it’s going to be a tough fight but I will do my best to win,” Naito said.Naito is aware that striking has been his weakest point, something that Pacio plans to exploit, but he’s ready show what he has been working on the past two years.READ: Pacio guns for ONE strawweight title in Naito rematch “I totally understand that Josh has better striking than me, but I’ve been practicing how to avoid the striking and I’ve also been training on it a lot and I want to show that in the upcoming fight.”Always looking for a quick finish, Naito admitted that it’s going to be easier said than done especially against the Team Lakay fighter.“I always try to finish quickly but it doesn’t always go as I wish. It’s going be a tough fight but it will end in submission.” LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Scandals dampen Daytona

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona 500 was supposed to be a celebration of all that’s right with NASCAR – the debut of Toyota and much-heralded rookie Juan Pablo Montoya, and a new format that emphasizes winning. Instead, this version of the Great American Race has been all about a cheating scandal that forced NASCAR to throw six people out of the garage long before today’s race. The crew chiefs for 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Scott Riggs and Elliott Sadler all were kicked out Tuesday, and NASCAR took the unprecedented step of docking the drivers points before the season even started. The next day, the sanctioning body turned its attention to two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, whose Toyota team violated the code of the Nextel Cup garage by tampering with its fuel. It led to indefinite suspensions for two of Waltrip’s top employees and a $100,000 fine – the largest in NASCAR history. It was so embarrassing Waltrip almost packed up his car and left. Instead, Waltrip will make his 21st start in the race. There’s been mixed reaction to his situation, with many rivals believing he got off too easy and should have been suspended. Waltrip still has supporters, though, including two-time series champion Tony Stewart. “Nobody wants him to go away by any means,” Stewart said. “He’ll rebound from all this. I mean, it’s a huge bump in the road … but he’s got a lot of friends in this garage area and I’m sure when it’s all said and done, everything will be fine.” Whoever wins will get an extra five points, just one of the changes this season. The win also will be good for bonuses when the Chase begins. For every victory scored during the “regular-season,” a driver will get a 10-point cushion to be used in seeding the playoff field. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s a drama that generated the mainstream attention NASCAR desperately covets – but for all the wrong reasons. “I think it gave the sport a black eye, (and) we’ve got to recover from that,” driver Joe Nemechek said. “I know this is the most stressful Daytona 500 I’ve ever been in.” center_img That seemed true for almost everyone in the Nextel Cup garage. It was a chaotic Speedweeks, with twists and turns, allegations, bombshell announcements, emotion and apologies. “This week has been mindboggling,” three-time winner Jeff Gordon said. “I’ve been glued to the TV as much as anybody else waiting to see what’s going to happen. Between that and Anna Nicole Smith, I just can’t seem to get myself away from the TV.” The words were barely out of his mouth when Gordon learned the spotlight had shifted to him: The car he drove to victory in a Thursday qualifying race had failed inspection, making him the sixth driver to fall on the wrong side of NASCAR law. But before the label “cheater” could be stitched to Gordon’s name, NASCAR said the problem with his Chevrolet was unintentional and simply stripped him of his starting position – sending him back to the 42nd spot for today’s season-opening race. It was a relative slap on the wrist for the four-time series champion, especially in light of NASCAR’s weeklong crackdown on rule-breakers. last_img read more


first_imgDanny v Dinny: Double Olympian Danny McDaid tackles minister Dinny McGinley over cuts to children’s diabetes servicesPARENTS of 141 children in County Donegal who are being treated for Type 1 Diabetes have accused the hospital of ‘outrageous spin’ after a nurse who looks after them was axed.The full-time specialist nurse position has been done away with by Letterkenny General Hospital.Instead she will join a team which will look after the children AND 5,200 adult diabetes patients. Outraged relatives – including double Olympian Danny McDaid – today picketed the hospital as Health Minister Dr James Reilly re-opened the emergency department which was flooded last July.But his trip was overshadowed by the sight of young children with potentially-fatal type 1 diabetes holding placards at the entrance.As Dr Reilly left the hospital to have a walkabout at the Cheshire apartments, crowds of relatives demanded that the specialist trained nursing position be reinstated.They surrounded the Minister’s PR advisor and Junior Minister Dinny McGinley demanding that children-only services return. Mum Denise Gillespie, who met the Minister to discuss the issue, was furious at how their campaign had been reported elsewhere this afternoon.“The amount of spin is unbelievable and unfortunately some people have swallowed it,” said Denise, whose 14-year-old daughter Emer has diabetes.“The facts remain the same. We had a dedicated paediatric-trained expert nurse working with all the children here in County Donegal,” she said.“That position has gone. The nurse is still there but she is integrated into the adult service along with other nurses who do not have any qualifications to deal with paediatric diabetes.”She said the Minister had said he would look at using national resources in the five centres in Dublin, Cork and Limerick to help patients in Donegal. This could include a phone service for parents, said Dr Reilly.“The nurse on the other end of the phone needs to know the unique circumstances of every patient,” said Mrs Gillespie.Experts say a dedicated children-only diabetes nurse should be provided for every 100 children with the illness. The hospital proposals breach those guidelines.Anne McLaughlin, from Buncrana has a 10-year-old son Michael who has Type 1 diabetes. “We are losing out here,” she said.“They are merging paediatric services with adult services and that is highly dangerous.“We have to take my son to Dublin as he is fitted with an insulin pump. That means a 5am start once a month; getting back at 8pm.“These services should be here – all five centres of excellence are in the south of the country, 3 in Dublin, one in Cork and one in Limerick. It’ just wrong.”She said 50 patients with fitted insulin pumps made the journey to Dublin – at a combined cost of €10,000 a month out of their own pockets.Many parents asked why nursing experts couldn’t come to Letterkenny for three or four days every month instead.In a statement the hospital said: “The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes has created a new post for an Integrated Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist and as a result, the nursing resource in Letterkenny General Hospital will be restructured, delivering benefits to both children and adults with Diabetes.“There are currently two Clinical Nurse Specialist posts and one Staff Nurse post in the Diabetic service at Letterkenny General Hospital. These resources will remain unchanged. A new post of Integrated Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist will link diabetic hospital care to diabetic community services.“The outcome of these changes will be that nursing support for children with diabetes within the hospital will remain at current levels. Overall services will be enhanced through the support of the Integrated Services Clinical Nurse Specialist, who will work across both the hospital and the community.“One of the two hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist posts will have a focus on children with diabetes and the other will have a focus on adults with diabetes. A staff nurse with experience in diabetes is being recruited to support both these roles. The existing midwifery allocation to support pregnant women with diabetes will also continue unchanged.“The hospital is in the process of recruiting permanent Consultants to two vacant posts within the Paediatric service. One of these posts is being advertised as a Consultant Paediatrician with a Special Interest in Diabetes. In the interim, Consultant cover for children with diabetes is currently being provided by a locum Consultant Paediatrician.”Hospital manager Sean Murphy admitted that one of the roles would focus two thirds of the time on child patients – while another nurse would spend around half her time on paediatric care.The consultant won’t be hired for at least six months.HOSPITAL ACCUSED OF ‘OUTRAGEOUS SPIN’ OVER AXED DIABETES NURSE was last modified: March 3rd, 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:diabetesletterkennyNURSElast_img read more

Milk Can Game nears, Ferndale looks for first win since 2012

first_imgThe last time Ferndale High football beat Fortuna the Wildcats were in the midst of what would turn out to be a section championship season.The year was 2012. Former Ferndale head coach Kim Jorgensen led his Wildcats to a 20-14 win at home in the annual Milk Can Game, bringing the coveted can back to Coach Carlson Field.Since then, however, the trophy has resided across the Eel River Valley in Fortuna.After losing the game to Ferndale in 2011 and 2012 Fortuna has won, mostly in dominant …last_img

Life Is Smarter Than We Know

first_imgHow can toads calculate?  How can cells without a brain or central nervous system figure out a balanced diet?  How can bugs navigate the wind for optimum flight time?  These are some of the questions that can arise from observations of the living world.  The more we learn about life, the more we find unexpected abilities in the most “primitive” of living things.    The ameba seems like a lowly life form.  How smart can it be?  French scientists found out they are not only social organisms; they know how to obtain a balanced diet.  Science Daily reported that “Even single-celled organisms feed themselves in a ‘smart’ manner.”  Experiments showed that amoebas thrive best with a ratio of two parts protein to one part sugar.  When presented with a veritable grocery stand of nutrients, they went for the optimal ingredients on their own.  “Social amoebae are thus capable of solving complex nutritional challenges, quite a surprising feat for a very simple organism lacking a centralizing system,” the article said.  “The researchers are now attempting to elucidate the mechanisms involved.”    Toads look pretty clumsy when they hop and flop, but they actually calculate the timing and impact of their landings.  Another article on Science Daily reported that experiments at Holyoke College demonstrate that “toads, like humans, are capable of anticipating when and how hard they’re going to land after a jump and activating muscles important in absorbing impact accordingly.”  This ability had only been demonstrated previously in mammals.  The observations showed that toads adjust their elbow tension according to the length of the hop.  “In addition, one major elbow muscle was always activated at a fixed interval prior to landing in all hops, regardless of distance, suggesting that toads not only gauge how hard they’re going to hit the ground, but also anticipate precisely when that will happen.”  It seems obvious that rapid feedback from eyes and other senses is involved.  This is the first time that tuned muscle activation before landings has been observed in amphibians, and “It raises questions about how widespread this ability is among other species and how important feedback from various sensory systems—e.g., vision—is for mediating this ability.”  The team plans to blindfold some toads in their next experiments to measure the dependency on visual input for this ability.    We tend to think of birds as the champions of migration, but research in the UK shows that “the flight behavior of some insects is similar to that of migrating birds in its sophistication.”  The short story in Live Science explains that “high-flying moths and butterflies are able to select favorable winds and correct for drift, tactics that maximize the ground the insects cover and optimize their travel times.”  That certainly must be true for monarch butterflies that are currently enjoying their winter-over in some remote mountains in Mexico after their long fall migration.  There must be a lot of computing power packed in a bug brain that is smaller than a pinhead.Good old-fashioned science, the experimental kind, with controls and empirical tests, was done in these stories.  No appeals to Darwin were required.  The answers led to additional research questions.  Some of these experiments could be done in a middle school or high school.  If science restricted itself to observation and stayed out of theology (see next entry), there would be no science wars, and more young people would be attracted to careers studying the wonders of nature.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Tremlett can bring Sachin down, says Shane Warne

first_imgAustralian spin wizard Shane Warne feels that English speedster Chris Tremlett’s height, pace and accuracy will pose a big challenge for Sachin Tendulkar during the four-match Test series at home.Warne said that the gigantic 6’8″ pacer, who posed several problems in each of the three Tests against Sri Lanka, has caught the imagination of all and sundry.”One guy who looks to be thriving is Chris Tremlett. With his height, bounce and rising confidence he will be the player of the series. He will take the most wickets, will be an absolute handful and will knock Sachin Tendulkar over a lot too,” Warne wrote in his column for “Daily Telegraph”.”The trick for Strauss is not to bowl Tremlett too much with the new ball. Let him bowl short, sharp sessions of no more than five overs and use him as an impact bowler. Keep him fresh so he gets that bounce,” said Warne.Tremlett was the Man of the Series in the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka with 15 wickets at 23.40.The legendary spinner added that England should make use of Tendulkar’s vulnerability in the early part of his innings.”You have to approach Tendulkar with the aim of dismissing him for lower than his average. If you get him out for lower than 50 you can count that as a win and it takes a bit of pressure off bowlers who can focus too much on trying to knock him over as soon as he walks to the crease,” he said.advertisementTendulkar, part of the strongest batting line-up in the world, stands on the brink of a momentous 100th international century.Warne said that the home team should not waste too much of an effort to plan against the little master but focus more on India’s inspirational skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”MS Dhoni is a pretty good captain and is respected by his team, so England should really target him. If they keep him to low scores, and don’t let him slog a 50 at the end of an innings, it will affect his captaincy,” he said adding thatIndia will have similar ideas about Andrew Strauss and will use Zaheer Khan to upset him.The Indian captain averages 33 against England, which includes four half-centuries in 13 innings he has played against them.Warne said the high-profile series between the number one team India and third ranked England will be dominated by the ball.”Normally when you think of India you imagine cricket dominated by the bat. But not this time. It will be a shoot-out between both bowling attacks.”Warne suggested the English pacers to attack Indians with body language, short-pitched hostile bowling at appropriate times and be aggressive in every way.”In Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Tendulkar you have great players. If you retreat and become defensive against India, then they will go on the offensive and punish you. That is how India can be undone. If you go too defensive with field settings and try to bore them out they will be all over you.”Warne also singled out Rahul Dravid as another dangerman for England and said the only way to combat the veteran campaigner is to bowl waist-high deliveries that make him play.”If England can keep Tendulkar quiet it will rub off on the rest but the real danger is Dravid taking up the slack. I played with Dravid at the Indian Premier League and he is in super touch. In these conditions he can be the star for India.From talking to him in India, I know he is hungry and very motivated for this series.”The way to combat Dravid is to build pressure at both ends and bowl back-of-a-length, waist-high deliveries. If you allow him to drive he will smack it. If you bowl too straight, he is great off his pads and will pick you off. Be wary, England. He is the guy that glues India together,” warned Warne.In 2007, India had registered a first Test series win in England after 21 years.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Alas, Fuel Masters to go all the way

first_imgAfter decades of fulfilling promises made to others, Louie Alas is trying to make good with one that he made to himself.“It’s sort of an unfinished business,” he told the Inquirer after Phoenix Pulse practice at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig on Tuesday afternoon as the Fuel Masters await a semifinal foe in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “[That episode] started off on the wrong foot,” he recalled. “When everything got settled, Asi (Taulava) was deported. Everything went wrong.”Fortunately, the job at Phoenix is letting him address that.“I would want to win one on my own,” Alas said. “Also, this is for my children—who pushed me, who asked me to pursue this (PBA head coaching) once more.”And given his experience—one that has started from the amateur arenas in St. Francis of Assisi in Las Piñas and stops in the defunct MBA and NCAA as champion with Letran and Manila, to the the big boys’ league in the PBA—Alas knows it won’t be easy.He knows what he’s talking about, for waiting on the other end would be either TNT or San Miguel Beer, which no team has been able to touch in the all-Filipino Finals in the last four years.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alas said he has long yearned for another crack at being head coach after an initial try that didn’t go well.He’s had offers to join Red Bull as a deputy and even take over GlobalPort in the past, but scheduling woes got in the way and he stuck it out for a long time as a chief assistant at Alaska.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The farthest I made it [to winning a title in the PBA] was in the semis,” he said. “Of course, I would love to become a champion as a head coach. I’ve had titles, but they all came during a time where I was an assistant.”That PBA shot came in 2001 with Mobiline. And it was a turbulent one. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ateneo rallies to rip St. Clare Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

Ravi Shastri appointed coach, Zaheer Khan bowling coach, Rahul Dravid overseas batting consultant

first_imgFormer captain Ravi Shastri has been appointed the new head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team till the 2019 World Cup, as first reported on India Today. Shastri’s first assignment will be a full-fledged tour of Sri Lanka featuring three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 International starting July 26. WATCH FULL VIDEOMeanwhile, Zaheer Khan has been named bowling coach while Rahul Dravid will be batting coach for overseas tours.BCCI said that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who conducted the interviews, recommended these appointments in the “best interest” of Indian cricket.The term of the appointments will be till the World Cup 2019.”Shastri has been the team director in the past, and brings with him a wealth of experience, both as player and as coach,” said board’s acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary.”Zaheer is a contemporary cricketer who assumed the mentoring role to a young fast bowling unit even during his playing days with India. His inputs and wisdom will be of immense value to our young fast bowlers, who have shown tremendous potential in the last couple of years. And, as the Indian team is to play plenty of Test cricket overseas in the next two years, Rahul Dravid’s expertise as batting consultant will be immensely helpful for youngsters,” he added.The CAC had interviewed five candidates on Monday – Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Shastri – before finalising on the latter.Shastri was involved in a three-way race along with Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody as the advisory committee met in Mumbai to select the new coach.advertisementShastri was overlooked last year as the CAC went ahead and picked Anil Kumble for a one-year term. Many had felt Shastri was the hot favourite to replace Duncan Fletcher as the full-time coach until Kumble threw his hat in the ring.Last year, Shastri had said he was disappointed after missing out on the coaching job because the team had done “wonderfully well” under him.As team director from 2014 to 2016, Shastri had a good run as India won an ODI series against England, reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup and 2016 World T20, won a T20I series in Australia and clinched the Asia Cup.But he soon made way for former captain Anil Kumble, who was selected coach by the CAC in 2016. Shastri was also one of the applicants last year but he was overlooked despite his good run.Kumble’s one-year tenure came to a controversial end when he resigned following differences with skipper Virat Kohli.In a statement hours after tendering his resignation, Kumble said he was told by the Indian board that Kohli was not satisfied with his ‘style of coaching’.ZAHEER KHAN NAMED BOWLING COACHFormer India pacer Zaheer has been named bowling coach. The 38-year-old has played 92 Tests and picked up 311 wickets and has 282 scalps to his name from 200 ODIs — and as captain of the Delhi Daredevils has nurtured several talented young players.Zaheer is well respected in the Indian cricket fraternuity and has played with current members MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin.RAHUL DRAVID BATTING COACH FOR OVERSEAS TOURSBCCI appointed Dravid as the batting coach for overseas tours. He is also coach of India’s A and U-19 teams. Known as the ‘The Wall’ fo his solid defecne, Dravid accumulated 13288 runs in 164 Tests and 10889 runs in 344 ODIs.India already have a full-time batting coach in Sanjay Bangar.Here is BCCI’s full press release:Ravi Shastri appointed Head Coach, Zaheer Khan Bowling Consultant and Rahul Dravid Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian Cricket Team The BCCI announces the appointment of Mr. Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach, Mr. Zaheer Khan as the Bowling Consultant and Mr. Rahul Dravid who will be the Overseas Batting Consultant (Test cricket) for the Indian Cricket Team. As part of the process for selecting the Head Coach, the Committee members – Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Mr. VVS Laxman, who attended the meeting in person, and Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the panel via tele-conference, conducted the interviews and recommended these appointments in the best interest of Indian Cricket. The term of the appointments will be till the World Cup 2019. Mr. Shastri has been the team director in the past, and brings with him a wealth of experience, both as player and as coach. Mr. Khan is a contemporary cricketer who assumed the mentoring role to a young fast bowling unit even during his playing days with India. His inputs and wisdom will be of immense value to our young fast bowlers, who have shown tremendous potential in the last couple of years. As the Indian team is to play plenty of Test cricket overseas in the next two years, Rahul Dravid’s expertise as batting consultant will be immensely helpful for youngsters. The Board appreciates the contribution of the Cricket Advisory Committee – Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr. VVS Laxman for recommending these appointments which will take Indian Cricket to greater heights. The Board would like to wish these Gentlemen the very best and they along with the players together will take Indian Cricket to new heights.  Amitabh Choudhary Acting Hony. Secretary BCCIadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini tells 2-goal Anderson: I want more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini tells 2-goal Anderson: I want moreby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with two-goal Felipe Anderson after victory at Southampton.Pellegrini has now challenged the 25-year-old to be even better than his current form, although the manager is delighted with how the club’s record signing is performing.“He’s a different player,” Pellegrini said. “He’s a player that makes important things in every game. “I continue to think that he will continue to improve. He’s still losing too many balls; maybe he needs to understand that it’s not easy in the Premier League. “But in every game, he makes a difference, with important play.” last_img read more