For the 13th year in the village of Buxton, the “Carl Hooper” cricket camp started out on Tuesday to teach the gentleman’s game to young children and better the skills of those who are already involved.With massive support from Bissan’s Trading, the camp set out with its mandate of community development at the Buxton Ground on the East Coast of Demerara from as early as 09:30h.For the next two weeks, the camp will be home to children between the ages of 7-19. The participants are not only from Buxton but also the surrounding communities.Speaking on the initiative, Buxton Cricket Club’s President Essie Peters disclosed that the club will cater to 40 students and is strictly for their benefit. “The Camp is not ‘make money’ but to instil good values to the youths them and keep them away from doing the wrong things when they have so much free time now school isBissan’s Trading proprietor Bissoon Singh presents the sponsorship cheque to Club President Essie Petersclosed,” Peters explained.He further disclosed that the registration fee has been waived owing to the fact that many of the participating students hail from single-parent homes, hence requesting a fee from them would be counter-productive to the intended purpose of the camp. He went on to state that any costs arising out of the camp would be covered by the sponsorship provided.The daily sessions will take on a school-like approach, running between the hours of 09:00h and 15:00h. The capable staff on board will be teaching technical, practical, and physical lessons coupled with off-field activities. Additionally, the Camp will feature sessions with the likes of national youth cricketer Clive Andries, who played in Guyana’s champion three-day U-19 team in St Kitts in 2008 and former national U-19 and Berbice senior inter-county off-spinner Sean Devers.The Buxton Cricket Club was founded in 1992 and was involved in many tape-ball competitions before being officially launched as the Buxton Carl Hooper Club in 2002 when Hooper was appointed as Captain of the West Indies cricket team.
People in Donegal will need to pack their umbrellas today as unseasonal weather strikes the county.Heavy downpours, hail and thunder have all been forecast in the north west this Monday.After a wet start, showers are expected to become even more frequent and heavier this afternoon. Met Eireann forecasters have warned of a ‘risk of thunder and hail in parts’ during the widespread showers.Temperatures will also feel cool today, with highs of 12-14C.The showers are expected to become more isolated overnight with long clear spells forecast.Conditions will be brighter tomorrow, Tuesday, as it will be generally dry with a mix of cloud and sunshine. Risk of hail and thunder as downpours hit Donegal was last modified: May 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Normal life was paralysed in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday due to a shutdown called by separatists in anticipation of the petitions challenging Article 35A coming up before the Supreme Court for hearing. All shops and markets remained closed and government offices registered a very thin attendance. There were very few private vehicles plying on the roads. Security was tightened across the State.Separatist amalgam Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik and several civil society groups, had called for a two-day shutdown over the issue.“It is imperative to register a strong protest against any change in the demography of the State by rolling back hereditary State subject laws of 1927,” said the separatists in a joint statement.The JRL has, however, called off the strike for February 14. “Senior lawyers of the Kashmir Bar Association are closely monitoring the case in the Supreme Court,” said a JRL spokesman.State govt. pleaThe J&K government, which is under President’s Rule, has submitted an application before the court and sought adjournment.“The J&K government will be seeking adjournment since there is presently no elected government in J&K. The present matter involves a sensitive issue regarding a challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution of India,” said M. Shoeb Alam, J&K’s standing counsel in the Supreme Court.