The spring edition of the Boston Calling Festival is set to take place at the Massachusetts’ Harvard Athletic Complex on May 25-27. The lineup features headlining slots from Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White, marking his first scheduled live performance with his new band in 2018. Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Paramore, Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers, and Royal Blood round out the top three lines of the diverse lineup. Also performing are Manchester Orchestra, Dirty Projectors, Pussy Riot, Thundercat, TAUK, and many more.Early Bird tickets are currently available here. For more information, head to the festival website.
THE cheers and chants of proud hockey supporters and fans at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall were just one feature of the one-week Exxon Mobil Pan Am Indoor Championships which officially opened yesterday.Five days of exciting hockey is expected to take place at the Homestretch Avenue facility as promised by Guyana Hockey Board president Philip Fernandes during the opening.“I would like to hear good things about Guyana when you go back to your country,” the GHB boss added.Also present at the brief ceremony was president of the Guyana Olympic Association K.A. Juman-Yassin who commended the Board for its work, calling on the government to make good on several words of promise to the board.“I’m certain that with this new minister who is a sportsman at heart and the minister to my left, Minister Gaskin, who is an avid sportsman, I hoping that they would be able to team up to convince Cabinet to give a piece of land so that hockey can have its own,” he said.Pan American Hockey Federation representative Derick Sanderson was delighted to be in Guyana for the tournament, saying, “I’d like to congratulate Guyana on their improved performances throughout the year in hockey.”Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton, promised to have a response for the board within a week with regard to proposed lands.“Very shortly, I will be taking up the plea of the Guyana Hockey Board to the highest authority and probably before the weekend is out, I will be in a better position, for all of us to cheer in appreciation for what can be done here in Guyana,” He said.Dr Norton also opened the tournament by firing off the first official shot in the presence of GHB officials, Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin, and Director of Sport Christopher Jones.
By Hugh LawsonLONDON, England (Reuters) – Jofra Archer took six wickets as England’s bowlers gave their side a handy lead on the second day of the final Ashes Test, reducing Australia to 225 all out in reply to their own first-innings score of 294 at the Oval yesterday.England openers Rory Burns and Joe Denly added nine runs in the fading light to extend the lead to 78 runs by the close of play for the day.“If we can get a big lead, we can put some pressure on in the second innings,” England’s Sam Curran told Sky Sports after the match.Archer took his tally for the series to 22 wickets, becoming the first England bowler to take two six-wicket hauls in an Ashes series since Ian Botham in 1981.Left-armer Curran took two wickets in two balls on his way to a three-wicket haul and Chris Woakes claimed the prized scalp of Australian batting machine Steve Smith, who scored 80.Steve Smith hit a 10th successive Ashes fifty. (Getty)Australia are bidding to secure a 3-1 series victory after retaining the Ashes by winning the fourth Test at Old Trafford, meaning England can at best only level the series 2-2.Batsman Marnus Labuschagne said Australia wanted to win the series outright despite their relatively poor performance yesterday.“The intensity definitely has not dropped. It’s hard to say that when our play on the field maybe reflects that. But we came to win the Ashes and we really want to do that,” he told BBC radio.“We don’t want to just retain the Ashes. We have to come out tomorrow 100% on and ready to take any chance.”England added just 23 runs to their overnight score of 271 before losing their last two wickets within half an hour in the morning. Australia’s Mitchell Marsh claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket to end the innings.Smith, who has scored more than twice as many runs as any other batsman in the series, underpinned the visitors’ reply with more than four hours at the crease before being trapped lbw by Woakes to record his lowest score of the series.He built his innings cautiously, scoring nine fours and just one six, which came when he lofted a Jack Leach ball far over long-on to bring up his half-century.It was Smith’s 10th consecutive 50 against England in Tests, the most in a row by any batsmen against any other nation in the longest format of the game.Smith has now scored 751 runs in six innings, more than twice as many as any other batsman in the series.ARCHER BREAKTHROUGH Australia’s openers David Warner and Marcus Harris both fell early in the day to the fast bowling of Archer for single-digit scores.Warner’s miserable series with the bat continued when, after picking up five runs, he got the slightest of touches on an Archer delivery as it flew through to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.Warner is the first opening batsmen in Test cricket to get out for eight single-digit scores in a series, with only one innings left to play to get his Ashes average into double figures.Archer claimed his second wicket soon after when Harris, on three, edged a ball to Ben Stokes at second slip.England then struggled to break the combination of Smith and Labuschagne for almost an hour after lunch before Archer made the breakthrough, catching Labuschagne out lbw on 48 with an inswinging ball.Curran then claimed the wicket of Matthew Wade, out lbw for 19 runs.Marsh was out soon after tea, hooking an Archer bouncer all the way down to deep fine leg, where Leach crouched down in front of the boundary rope to take a low catch.Curran stole Archer’s limelight when he bagged the wickets of Australia captain Tim Paine (1) and Pat Cummins (0) with consecutive balls to leave the visitors on 166 for 7.Archer then seized it back, claiming his fifth and sixth wickets of the day, those of Nathan Lyon (25) and Peter Siddle (18) – caught brilliantly by a diving Burns in the slips – to end the innings.ENGLAND 1st innings Burns c Marsh b Hazlewood 47 Denly c Smith b Cummins 14 Root b Cummins 57 Stokes c Lyon b Marsh 20 Bairstow lbw b Marsh 22 Buttler b Cummins 70 Curran c Smith b Marsh 15 Woakes lbw b Marsh 2 Archer c Paine b Hazlewood 9 Leach b Marsh 21 Broad not out 0Extras: (b-3, lb-7, nb-2, w-5) 17Total: (all out, 87.1 overs) 294Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-103, 3-130, 4-170, 5-176, 6-199, 7-205, 8-226, 9-294.Bowling: P. Cummins 25.5-6-84-3, J. Hazlewood 21-7-76-2, P. Siddle 17-1-61-0, M. Marsh 18.2-4-46-5, N. Lyon 4-0-12-0, M. Labuschagne 1-0-5-0. AUSTRALIA 1st innings Warner c Bairstow b Archer 5 Harris c Stokes b Archer 3 Labuschagne lbw b Archer 48 Smith lbw b Woakes 80 Wade lbw b Curran 19 Marsh c Leach b Archer 17 Paine c Bairstow b Curran 1 Cummins lbw b Curran 0 Siddle c Burns b Archer 18 Lyon b Archer 25 Hazlewood not out 1Extras: (b-1, lb-2, w-5) 8Total: (all out, 68.5 overs) 225Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-14, 3-83, 4-118, 5-160, 6-166, 7-166, 8-187, 9-224.Bowling: S. Broad 12-3-45-0, J. Archer 23.5-9-62-6, S. Curran 17-6-46-3, C. Woakes 10-2-51-1, M. Leach 6-1-18-0 ENGLAND 2nd innings Burns not out 4 Denly not out 1Extras: (lb-4) 4Total: (4 overs) 9/0Bowling: P. Cummins 2-2-0-0, J. Hazlewood 2-1-5-0.
The HSE has announced that a full design team have been appointed to the upgrading of Carndonagh Community Hospital.The upgrade, which will cost €1.3M, will ensure the hospital complies with the residential care standards for older people set down by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).The team are currently progressing the preliminary design stage and carrying out condition surveys of the existing premises at the hospital. The proposed works will consist of:* Refurbishment and upgrading of the existing residential unit including maximising single and double room occupancy* Re-planning and upgrading sanitary accommodation* Enhancing accessibility for patients and visitors* Providing an extended day room and dining room for patients, with a residents garden areaImprovements with regards to infection control, energy efficiency and fabric upgrade will be included in the works.The works are planned to start on site in mid 2016 , subject to approval from HIQA and the resources being available. The projected costs will be finalised on completion of the preliminary design stage. It is expected that costs will be in the region of €1.3 million approximately.DESIGN TEAM APPOINTED FOR €1.3M UPGRADE OF CARNDONAGH HOSPITAL was last modified: June 20th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Carndonagh Community HospitaldonegalHSEupgrade