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Miller hails T20 opportunity for emerging cricketers

first_imgCaptain Nikita Miller has described as unique the opportunity that has been provided for new and emerging players of Jamaica at the triangular Twenty20 cricket tournament involving the Windward Islands and Antigua and Barbuda. The week-long tournament, which forms part of Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence Day Celebrations, bowls off today in Antigua. “It’s an opportunity for the new and emerging players to show the national selectors what they are capable of,” said Miller, who along with teammates departed the country yesterday. He added: “I am, therefore, looking forward to them expressing themselves in the way they know how to. Some of the players who are in this team will be more than likely be in the set up for preparations for the regional Super50 tournament in January.” The team, which has a mixture of recent Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 representatives, includes two players with West Indies level experience. They are Miller and returning leg-spin all-rounder, Gavin Wallace. Set to play leading roles, the duo will also have in support promising batsman Brandon King, fast bowler Nicholson Gordon, and young Guyanese-born opener Trevon Griffith, who represents Jamaica Scorpions. REGIONAL REPRESENTATION The other members of the Junior Bennett-coached aggregation are either former national trials invitees or are new to regional representation at the Jamaica senior level. “It’s a national team and although it’s not a regional level tournament the aim is to win,” continued Miller, who captained Jamaica for the first time at the regional Super50 earlier this year. “I cannot speak for the other participating teams as I have not seen their squads but I know, for example, that Devon Thomas will be playing for Antigua. “We will therefore be going there to play the best cricket possible and hopefully it will help us to the title.” Jamaica squad – Nikita Miller – captain, Oraine Williams, Jermaine Harrison, Trevon Griffith, Kerry Holness, Brandon King, Derval Green, Romaine Morris, Oshane Thomas, Nicholson Gordon, Gavin Wallace, Pete Salmon and Fabian Allen.last_img read more

Celebrating recoveries

first_imgVALENCIA – Corazon Gatilao wanted to dance at her son’s wedding. She told everyone about it, especially the therapists who were teaching the Valencia woman, who suffered a stroke in October 2004, to walk again. On Thursday, she shared pictures of herself on the dance floor at son Arnold’s Sept. 24 reception. Gatilao was one of three featured speakers at Healthy Homecoming, a reunion of former patients and staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Glenn Dabatos, director of rehabilitative services, escorted her to the platform, giving the audience a little glimpse of his patient and friend. “Corazon is someone who loves life, her kids and husband. She sings, but she’s a much better dancer,” he said. “Three months after her stroke, we had an event at church where she showed us all she could walk again. One year after her stroke, her bowling team won first place.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’m a good singer,” Gatilao said defensively, chiding the staffer who referred to her as his friend and mentor. She told those gathered about going from the hectic preparations for the wedding to physical therapy and graduating “from a quad cane to a single.” “At my son’s wedding, he told me it was not his party. It was my party, because I had 250 friends there,” she said, holding back tears. “The photographer told me later that it was the most emotional event he ever covered.” Gatilao said the words of “The Way You Look Tonight” made the dance even more poignant. Former patient Kristin Kratochvil, a preschool teacher in Pomona, was brought to the emergency room with a broken back after a February sledding accident in Gorman. “I was riding with my 12-year-old niece and we hit a bump and the next thing I was lying in the snow in pain,” she said. “I knew from my first aid classes that I shouldn’t move, so my 12-year-old niece held my hand, my boyfriend got an ambulance, my 14-year-old niece stood guard and my 10-year-old nephew was the lookout.” Kratochvil was overcome with emotion as she thanked Sukhinder Rana, a nurse in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. “I feel so blessed, they treated me like I was the only patient there and I know I wasn’t.” Doctors repaired her spine with a titanium cylinder “and four long screws” allowing her to return to work in September. “I’m not a skier because it’s dangerous,” Kratochvil said, laughing. She has taken her X-rays to the preschool to help her students understand her physical limitations. More than 70 people turned out for the reunion, which organizers said started out as a simple potluck in the nursing unit and has grown year by year. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Supernatural twist in Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala: Sikander’s transformation shocks Kullfi and Amyra

first_imgKullfi Kumarr Bajewala is all set to introduce a supernatural twist. Looks like Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala has collaborated with Nazar as in the recent promo shows Sikander turning into a davansh with golden eyes.Gul Khan, who is a producer of both the shows shared the new promo and captioned it, “The most unexpected twist is here !!! Sikandar as Daavansh !!!! #kulfi #Nazar wow.”In the promo Kullfi and Amyra are happy to see Sikander but soon Ansh attacks Sikander and bites him on his neck. After being bitten by a Davansh, even Sikander transforms into a supernatural creature and is seen climbing the walls.The entire cast of Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala and Nazar shared the promo. However, looks like it was April Fool’s prank. Gul Khan shared the other half of the promo on April 1 with a note that said, “April fool banaya!!! @deepakbchhabria was in it from the beginning! Thank you for the fully secret production @mohitmalik1113 @aakritisharma.official @rajputharshjayesh @myrasinghofficial @atifcam and Yash !!! #kulfi #nazar extremely sporting all of you and thank you full cast of Nazar and Kulfi for posting it ! That made it more believable !”Also read | Sacred Games 2 new teaser starring Jatin Sarna, Kubra Sait, Jitendra Joshi out. But here’s the catchlast_img read more