Mashrafe Mortaza ‘worried’ about ankle injury ahead of England series

first_imgBangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who suffered a bad fall while bowling against Afghanistan in the third and final One-Day International (ODI), hopes his injury is not serious.But he is “a bit worried” about whether he can be fit in time for the England series, beginning on October 7, reports bdnews24.com.The pacer dismissed Afghan opener Mohammad Shahzad with the first ball of his second over at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Bangladesh won the match by 14 runs.But in the next ball, his front foot got tangled with the rear one on his delivery stride and he painfully landed on his ankle.His team-mates rushed to attend to their captain but Mashrafe got treated on the field and finished his over. He then went off the field for an over and returned to bowl with a shorter run-up.Mashrafe, who turns 33 on Wednesday, limped his way in and out of the post-match press conference.”I was kind of having a feeling about the injury since this morning — anyways, there is a slight swelling. I hope the pain will go away,” Mashrafe said on Saturday.But with the England ODIs just a few days away, he will not get much time to tend to his sore ankle.”I’ve hurt this ankle before as well. That is why I am a bit uneasy. It might have been okay if I had 10 days. But we have five or six days to go before the England series. So I am a bit worried. Let’s see, I hope there won’t be any problem.”advertisementMashrafe’s career has been plagued with injuries but he has not picked up any major injury since becoming the captain almost two years ago.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Australia beat India to seal semifinal berth

first_imgAustralia skipper Meg Lanning led from the front with a brilliant unbeaten half century to guide her side to an eight-wicket win over India and seal their semi-finals spot in the ongoing Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.The Australians have now 10 points in their kitty from six outings and sit on top of the table while India are fourth on the ladder with 8 points from six matches.The Indian eves now face a must-win situation in their final group tie against New Zealand on Saturday, to qualify for the last four stage of the tournament.Along with Australia, hosts England and South Africa have booked their place in the last four.Put in to bat, India rode on a defiant century from opener Punam Raut (106 off 136 balls, 11*4) and skipper Mithali Raj’s 69 (off 114 balls, 4*4, 1*6) to post a below-par 227-run target which the Southern Stars chased down without much hiccups at the County Ground here.Punam and Mithali lifted India with a 157-run second wicket stand after a disastrous start but failed to continue the momentum in the later stages of the innings.All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur (23 off 22 balls, 1*4, 1*6) was the only other batswoman to reach the double-digits as the middle order comprising Veda Krishnamurthy (0), Sushma Verma (6) and Jhulan Goswami (2) failed to provide any substance to the total.The 34-year-old Mithali, during her knock got past former England captain Charlotte Edwards’s record of 5992 runs and also became the first woman to breach the 6000-run mark.In reply, the Australians got off to a brilliant start with the opening duo of Nicole Bolton (36 off 48 balls, 6*4) and Beth Mooney (45 off 68 balls, 5*4) setting the tone with a 62-run stand.advertisementThereafter, Lanning (76 not out off 88 balls, 7*4, 1*6) and Ellyse Perry (60 not out off 67 balls, 8*4) held the innings together with a 124-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket to dent India’s hopes.Perry also took two wickets with her gentle medium pace giving away 37 runs during the Indian innings.Brief Scores: India 226-7 (Punam Raut 106, Mithali Raj 69, Harmanpreet Kaur 23, Ellyse Perry 2/37) lose to Australia 227/2 (Meg Lanning 76 not out, Ellyse Perry 60 not out, Beth Mooney 45) by 8 wickets.last_img read more

TV Personality Lainey Lui Joins World Animal Protection campaign to save dogs

first_imgTV Personality Lainey Lui Joins World Animal Protection campaign to save millions of dogs around the world. (CNW Group/World Animal Protection) Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Global charity World Animal Protection marked a major milestone last year, with one million rabies vaccinations delivered as part of its Better Lives for Dogs campaign. This year, just in time for World Rabies Day (September 28), the organization has announced a new campaign ambassador and expansion of the international vaccination program to Sierra Leone.With only four active vets in the entire country and an overwhelming population of stray dogs, the animal welfare situation in Sierra Leone is very serious.“In Freetown, Sierra Leone, we estimate there to be approximately 100,000 stray dogs,” said Josey Kitson, Executive Director at World Animal Protection Canada.  “The potential for rabies exposure and other conflicts with stray dogs is a real and daily fear for people. Tragically, authorities sometimes opt to kill the dogs in an attempt to safeguard their communities but we know vaccination is the only way. World Animal Protection is working towards humane solutions to the issues that cause fear, misunderstanding and a divide between a community and their dogs by providing free rabies vaccinations and education on the ground.”center_img The misguided killing is not specific to Sierra Leone, however. There are 700 million dogs in the world today and many of them are free roaming, unwanted, unhealthy and unvaccinated. Fear of bites and rabies mean that millions are killed every year.World Animal Protection has been leading the way to stop these unnecessary killings. Working with local governments, the global charity has performed more than one million vaccinations of dogs in Kenya, Zanzibar, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Bangladesh.Many high-profile Canadians have been supporting the campaign and its work by using their voice to raise awareness of the campaign and highlight the need for action to protect dogs around the globe. This year, a new champion has joined the cause: Elaine “Lainey” Lui, Co-host of CTV’s THE SOCIAL, ETALK Senior Correspondent, and Founder/Editor of top Canadian entertainment website LaineyGossip.com, is the latest dog lover to speak out in support of Better Lives for Dogs.“I’m so honoured to be a part of World Animal Protection’s ambassador roster,” said Elaine Lui. “My dogs Barney and Elvis are part of my family, and I can’t imagine life without them. It’s unbelievable to think millions of dogs lose their lives over something as preventable as rabies and fear. Through education, vaccination and grassroots community engagement, dogs around the world can lead healthier, happier lives and bring joy to those around them – just like our own pets do.”All dogs deserve to live without fear and suffering, and we can all help by supporting responsible dog ownership and vaccination. World Animal Protection’s goal is to improve the lives of 50 million dogs by 2020.  Visit www.worldanimalprotection.ca to find out more.About World Animal Protection:For more than 50 years and in more than 50 countries, World Animal Protection has been preventing animal cruelty and inspiring people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects with local partners, governments and businesses to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide.  We also collaborate with the UN and other international bodies to make sure animals are on the global agenda because animal protection is a fundamental part of a sustainable future. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

NEW FESTIVE EVENT SPECIALS ALONG WITH BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES AND TIMELESS CLASSICS HELP

first_img Login/Register With: Also on New Year’s Eve, CTV NEWS: 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW (Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and the CTV and CTV News apps) takes a look back at the stories that shaped the year, hosted by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme.Spreading the cheer even further, CTV and CTV2 set the table for viewers with a delicious roundup of new holiday programming including new original event specials, blockbuster movies, and timeless holiday classics to whet appetites and satisfy seasonal cravings.CTV’s festive programming will also be available on demand throughout the holiday season on the Holidays on CTV.ca hub and the CTV app.Social Media links Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisementcenter_img TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2018 – CTV hits all the high notes this season as the network announces its holiday programming lineup.Among the all-new specials are A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN AND CHRISSY (Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) and the highly anticipated THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). As revealed in Cineplex theatres across the country this past weekend, CTV also announced the return of CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS, airing Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, which joins previously announced CTV original event specials THANK YOU CANADA (Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) and WE DAY (Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV).The network also announced today all-new holiday and New Years’ specials from the comedy team at THE BEAVERTONbefore the series debuts an all-new season on CTV in 2019. THE BEAVERTON RUINS YOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL airs Thursday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV; while THE BEAVERTON YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018 is confirmed for New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement  @CTV_PR @CTV @CTV_PR @CTV Facebook.com/CTVABOUT CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 17 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.last_img read more

Mikmaq chief welcomes shipyard jobs

first_imgAPTN National NewsWith the announcement of four jobs Thursday for the Mi’kmaq there’s hope more are on the way at shipyards in Halifax.There have been nearly 3,000 jobs as a result of a $25 billion contract awarded to Irving.Only  a handful of those are Mi’kmaq.Still, one chief says Thursday’s announcement is a step in the right direction.last_img