NAMED: 14 DONEGAL SCHOOLS ADDED TO SUMMER WORKS SCHEME

first_imgLABOUR Senator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the announcement that 14 Donegal schools are to be added to the summer works programme.The funding will include repairs such as the fixing of windows and roofs.The full list of Donegal schools is –Gartan N S Gartan –  ToiletsSt Oran’s N S Buncrana –  RoofsSn An Leinbh Iosa Coxtown –  ToiletsGlebe N S, The Glebe, Donegal –  RoofsScoil Naomh Chaitriona Ballyshannon –  RoofsS N Muire Gan Smal, Clochar Loreto, Leitir Ceannain –  RoofsScoil Mhuire, An Craosloch, Letterkenny –  RoofsScoil Aodh Rua & Nuala, Donegal Town –   ToiletsScoil Mhuire Secondary School, St. Orans Road, Buncrana  – RoofsSt Columba’s College Stranorlar –  RoofsDeele College Raphoe –  RoofsSt Columba’s Comprehensive School Glenties  – RoofsThe Royal And Prior School Raphoe  – WindowsPobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola An Fálcarrach – Roofs NAMED: 14 DONEGAL SCHOOLS ADDED TO SUMMER WORKS SCHEME was last modified: May 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: WEATHER ALERT ISSUED FOR DONEGAL..HIGH WINDS, SNOW ON HIGHER GROUND AND TORNADIC WINDS

first_imgWEATHER experts have just issued a warning for Donegal, with high winds, loads of rain – with snow on ground above 400 metres.It’s unlikely to fall to lower ground, said the UK Met Office, though it is possible.The alert from irishweatheronline.com is as follows: ALERT continued for strong wind gusts to 75 mph or 120 km/hr, more likely in north then central counties, setting in around 1100h in Donegal and Mayo. The stormy conditions will spread southeast through the afternoon. Hail, thunder, higher elevation snow or sleet, and isolated tornadic winds are all possible later today. Strong winds will continue tonight in the north.The BBC reports for the North is as follows: “Extremely windy this afternoon, especially across the southern half of the country, with southwest gusts of between 90 and 120km/h. Further heavy downpours across Ulster and Connacht, with spot flooding here and sleet over higher ground. During this afternoon, rain will push down across the country, turning to showers in the northwest. Risk of thunder also. Afternoon maxima will range 7 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north. Rain will clear southeastwards this evening, with westerly winds decreasing.”Tomorrow will be stormy for parts of the morning in the northwest, winds NW 40-60 mph easing slightly by afternoon, rain at times with hail and sleet mixing in especially on higher ground … more showery than continuous rain in parts of east and south but generally a raw and unpleasant day with highs 8-12 C.Looks like the mild weather is over folks. Donegaldaily will issue more updates as we get them.BREAKING NEWS: WEATHER ALERT ISSUED FOR DONEGAL..HIGH WINDS, SNOW ON HIGHER GROUND AND TORNADIC WINDS was last modified: October 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal weatherdonegal weather alerthigh windssleetsnowtornadic windslast_img read more

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High School Scoreboard – 9/14

first_imgBOYS WATER POLO NONLEAGUE Rowland 20, Los Altos 13 Los Altos 4 1 3 5 13 Rowland 5 4 7 4 20 Los Altos scoring: Aylton Yamamoto 4, Jordan Rozsa 3, Kinta Koshu 2, Nick Hanacek 2, Devan Koshu, James Lee. Rowland scorring: Steven Gonzalez 5, Simon Bernal 4, James Um 3, Louis Takagi 3, Anthony Miller 3, Mikey Edwards, Jonathon . Shots: Los Altos 23, Rowland 28, . Goalie saves: Kiwan Kim (LA) 8; Stephen Wosman (R) 10. Record: Rowland 5-1. Chino Hills 13, Wilson 8 Chino Hills 4 3 4 2 13 Wilson 1 4 1 2 8 Chino Hills: Ryan Weldon 3, Ben Gomez 3, Travis Bateman 2, Eric Fragnoli, Grant Greenburg, Tommy Wilson, Scott Underdall, Josh Sargent. Wilson: Preston Rojas 3, Josh Chen 2, Howard Liu, Alvin Chang, Eric Cheng. Shots: Chino Hills 21, Wilson 18. Goalie saves: Michael Rounds (CH) 9; Chris Perez (W) 6. Record: Wilson 1-1. La Salle 32, Sierra Vista 3 Sierra Vista 2 0 0 1 3 La Salle 8 10 8 6 32 Sierra Vista: Tony Wu, George Zou, Mike Squires. La Salle: Mike Don 6, Alex Plumb 5, Danny David 4, Ben David 3, Matt Bamberger 3, Brian McSwenny 3, Taylor McMonigle 2, Pat Driscoll, Adam Fetter, Cameron Little, Ian Brekinmejer, Jack Driscoll, Colton Marikian. Shots: Sierra Vista 8, La Salle 40. Goalie saves: Mike Squires (SV) 8, Hank Brady (LS) 5. Records: Sierra Vista 0-1; La Salle 1-0. South Pasadena 14, Hoover 11 South Pasadena 2 4 6 2 14 Hoover 1 5 1 4 11 South Pasadena scoring: Anders MaCarthy 6, Danny Schwartz 2, Miles Deamer, Kevin Carreon, Adam Grab, Derrick Quan, Kevin Hall, Matt Nagaishi. Hoover scoring: Unavailable. Goalie saves: Nathan Pendorf (SP) 8. Records: South Pasadena 6-0. GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY NONLEAGUE Bonita 5, Westminster 0 @SOC.BOX1:Westminster 0 0–0 @SOC.BOX2:Bonita 3 2–5 Bonita scoring: Shawna Hardy (unassisted), Julie Leonard (Jessica Sanchez), Sarah Dukett (unassisted). Shots: Westminster 0; Bonita 31. Goalie saves: Karla Torres (W) 22, Kristine Leonard (B) 0. Records (overall, league): Westminster 0-2-0; Bonita 2-0-0. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL NONLEAGUE At Northview HS Northview def. La Puente 25-9, 25-14, 25-16. Records: La Puente 0-2; Northview 2-0. Notes: Justina Catania (N) 10 kills. Notes: Diana Moreno (A) 14 kills; Hilda Granados (A) 7 aces. At Etiwanda HS Ayala def. Etiwanda 25-18, 25-20, 25-17. Record: Ayala 1-1. Notes:Brittany Williams (A) 16 kills,4 blocks; Alex Hauser (A) 10 kills;Courtney Boyd (A) 28 assists. At Arroyo HS Arroyo def. Nogales 20-25, 25-10, 25-15, 22-25, 15-10. Record: Arroyo 1-0. Notes: Diana Moreno (A) 14 kills; Hilda Granados (A) 7 aces. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 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

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DONEGAL STUDENTS WEED OUT SWEET ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS!

first_imgFour teenagers from Donegal are the winners of the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, organised and run by Foróige, for their business which produces tasty treats using seaweed.All the goodness from the sea!The four were amongst the 1,000 participants from low income communities who set up 600 businesses as part of this year’s Foróige Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) programme, generating a collective turnover of €250,000.Mary Kate Carr (15), Aimée Byrne (16), Rebecca McShane (16) and Ronan O’Hare (15) from around Glencolmcille and Kilcar were today crowned the winners at a ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin. Their business ‘Milseog na Mara’, meaning Deserts of the Sea, offers healthy alternatives to jellies and chocolate mousse using a type of locally sourced seaweed – Carrageen Moss – as the main ingredient.“Our idea came to us when I got sick and my family made me a cold remedy using Carrageen Moss. Not only did I get over the cold quickly but I realised this jelly like substance could be used in alternative ways to make chilled deserts and jellies,” said Mary Kate.Market Research carried out by the group found that the only other Carrageen Moss products available was dried seaweed and as such there was a gap in the market for their products.“We realised that our target market could be segmented into people who have a keen interest in health food and unique, quirky artisan products,” she continued. The group used Facebook (milseog na mara) and twitter @milseognamara) to promote their business and were so successful that they trended fifth in Ireland. They also met with celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna who gave her seal of approval to their products.The jars of jellies and chocolate mousse cost €3 and are available at select country markets. Since Milseog na Mara was established last October, the business has generated an income of €438.The group is now hoping to expand their business. “Our product has a huge potential for development as it’s so versatile. We are currently looking at healthy ice lollies for children further down the line,” added Mary Kate.They will now go on the represent Ireland at the European Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards taking place in Budapest in November.Commenting on their win, Mary Kate said: “We’ve gained so many valuable skills through the Foróige NFTE programme and from setting up our own business – though the biggest lesson is you get what you put in. It’s been a fantastic experience overall and to win is the icing on the cake – we’re thrilled!” CEO of Foróige Seán Campbell paid tribute to all the participants but said more support is needed to sustain the level of participation in the programme.“NFTE is an incredibly important programme to Foróige but it has proven difficult to secure sustainable corporate funding. This has reduced the capacity of the programme from over 1,500 participants to just under 1,000 this year.“However, Foróige recognises the need for this programme based on the proven results and the popularity of NFTE among young people. Foróige remains committed to youth entrepreneurship and will continue to deliver this programme to as many young people as possible,” he said.DONEGAL STUDENTS WEED OUT SWEET ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS! was last modified: May 11th, 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:donegalforoigeMilseog na Marasweetslast_img read more

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Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids

first_imgThe colourful mural symbolises the liftingof the secrecy that still surroundsHIV/Aids today.(Images: Sanbi)  The recently opened Garden of Hope in the Free State National Botanical Garden has been thoughtfully designed to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV/Aids and offer a tranquil haven for those living with it.More people are affected by HIV/Aids in South Africa than anywhere else in the world.The garden was officially opened in December 2009, with many dignitaries and special guests in attendance. These included representatives from the Botanical Society of South Africa and the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the provincial Department of Health, and a number of UN employees from branches dealing with HIV/Aids.The event was marked by exuberant music, dance and song provided by the botanical garden’s choir, young violinists from Joe Solomon Primary School, and petite dancers from http://www.namibian.org/travel/namibia/damaraland.htm.The garden’s curator Peter Gavhi, and Zaitoon Rabaney, operations director of the Botanical Society of South Africa, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony while garden staff lit candles.A chorus of vuvuzelas, South Africa’s noisy but popular plastic trumpets seen at all football matches, sounded for a minute at noon in recognition of those who live with HIV/Aids, and those who have already died from it.Soothing environmentA number of special features make this a place of relaxation and serenity for all visitors, not only those who are HIV-positive. These elements are designed to offer a sensory experience that uplifts and heals.The central water feature stands as a symbol of life and renewal, and is especially significant for the African continent given its frequent droughts and heavy reliance on the precious resource.Three pillars rise from the water. The faces carved into them symbolise the millions of people living with HIV/Aids. Surrounding the circular water feature are two rings of sandstone slabs, which represent the journey of life, and also unity and infinity.Grass surrounds the central area, its lush growth symbolising love, empathy, compassion and support for those living with HIV/Aids.A path of sandstone encircles the grass, signifying life’s hardships and the rocky ground on which people often find themselves.Finally, the garden’s perimeter is divided into two. One half consists of a colourful mural, to bring HIV/Aids out into the open. While there is secrecy there is no hope, and only when the falsehoods and rumours are stamped out can positive action be taken.The other half is a semicircle of honeybell bushes (Freylinia densiflora). This hardy fynbos plant, one of nine Freylinia species all occurring in South Africa, attracts birds and gives off a sweet fragrance that represents the beauty of life.HIV epidemic peakingFigures released in 2009 by the Human Sciences Research Council reveal that in 2008 about 5.2-million South Africans were living with HIV/Aids. The report also revealed that more than 250 000 people died of Aids in that year.While prevalence averages around 11% nationally, the epidemic has peaked, according to national youth HIV-prevention programme loveLife, which released its second annual publication on the status of HIV in South Africa in November 2009.Some groups are more vulnerable than others – prisoners, disabled people, Aids orphans and commercial sex workers are at particular risk of contracting HIV.However, in the past five years the prevalence of HIV among 15- to 24-year-olds has dropped. This also indicates that the rate of new infection has decreased.Haven for flora and faunaThe Free State National Botanical Garden, opened in 1969, is part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s network of gardens around the country.Covering 70ha and situated in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, the garden is open every day of the year.About 400 species of plants make their home here. Most species are indigenous to the surrounding areas of the Free State, Lesotho and Northern Cape, such as species of the genus Rhus or karee, white stinkwood (Celtis africana), the magnificent Orange River lily (Crinum bulbispermum), white and orange wild dagga (Leonotis leonurus) and many medicinal plants.The vast area provides shelter for 124 bird, 54 reptile and 49 mammal species.The garden also contains an interesting fossil tree trunk of the species Dadoxylon arberi, which flourished in the Harrismith district and is estimated to be between 150- and 300-million years old. D. arberi is an ancient member of the extinct Cordaites genus of trees that were the forerunners of today’s conifers and ferns.More examples of this extinct specimen can be seen in the Petrified Forest of Damaraland in northern Namibia.last_img read more

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11th Annual Soweto Career Day and Expo

first_imgThe 11th Annual Soweto Career Day and Expo took place on 25 and 26 May 2018 at the Orlando Community Hall in Soweto. Held since 2004, the Expo has been a platform that gathers about 40 000 learners and job seeking community members to present to them career pathways and education and training opportunities.This year, exhibitions by government departments and agencies, non-governmental organisations, private sector organisations, colleges and universities covered a range of careers available in many different sectors of education, training and employment in South Africa.Every year, the event aims to encourage and empower learners and community members to better themselves and their communities by making informed choices on their education, training and careers; and each year, the guidance provided at the exhibitions proves to be invaluable and informative to learners and job seeking community members from and around Soweto.The annual event has gone a long way in addressing South Africa’s socioeconomic challenges of inequality, poverty and unemployment by creating a platform where underprivileged future and present job seekers can build relationships and network with further education and training institutions and potential employees.It is important to create economic opportunities for those who were previously excluded from participating in the economy due to the country’s history. This initiative contributes to the country’s economic growth by equipping learners with the necessary tools to accelerate progress.Many walked away inspired to fulfill their potential and informed about the countless opportunities available for them to contribute to South Africa’s economy.last_img read more

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The History of the Chainsaw Retrofit

first_imgTo achieve the carbon reductions needed to prevent a global ecological catastrophe, almost every house in North America will need a deep-energy retrofit. If the projecting elements on a home’s exterior — especially the eave and rake overhangs — can be stripped away, the best retrofit option is to wrap the exterior of the house with an airtight membrane and a deep layer of insulation, followed by new siding, roofing, and windows.Because the purest version of this insulation technique requires a building’s roof overhangs to be lopped off, the method is referred to as a “chainsaw retrofit.”The chainsaw retrofit technique has a precise point of origin. The method was pioneered by two Canadian energy researchers, Rob Dumont and Harold Orr, who cut off the eaves and rakes of a modest ranch house at 31 Deborah Crescent in Saskatoon in the summer of 1982. The work was funded by the Institute for Research in Construction, a branch of the National Research Council Canada.Dumont and Orr are both retired. As the first generation of building scientists and residential energy researchers gets old enough to pass the baton to younger practitioners, it’s important to remind today’s young architects and builders of their ground-breaking work.Dumont and Orr were key members of the research team that designed the Saskatchewan Conservation house in 1977. Five years later, the two engineers set about to develop a technique for superinsulating existing homes.In retrospect, it’s clear that Dumont and Orr were the first to combine a number of elements that have become part of the standard procedure for deep-energy retrofits. The work at 31 Deborah Crescent included the following steps:In August 1982, the retrofit work began on the 1,200-square-foot house at 31 Deborah Crescent, described by the researchers as “a bungalow built in 1968.”… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

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7 Indie Filmmaking Tips for Shooting Day for Night

first_imgTip 1: Contrast Is Your Friend“One of the biggest differences between night and day,” Barber points out, “is how contrasty everything is.” By its nature, ambient daylight shooting is predominantly bright light and small parts of shadow, which is the opposite of what you’d actually see (and like to re-create) when depicting night.The difference between the light and shadow is pretty dramatic at night. So, when you’re shooting day for night, you have to be very conscious of how you’ll need to create that contrast, as it won’t occur naturally.For Barber and his crew, this meant that understanding, creating, and emphasizing contrast was paramount to their day-for-night production shoots.Tip 2: Direction of Light Is ImportantWe had the most success using backlight and sidelight for our highlights. The other piece to remember is that you can always use HMIs or bounce sunlight. In our case, we used mirrors in ultra-wide shots to get a nice rim around our actors. Which goes back to getting that contrast, which comes from the direction of light.One of the best ways to harness contrast is in Barber’s second tip: understand the importance of light direction. Barber and his crew had to find innovative ways to manipulate light direction to create backlight or sidelights for highlights, which may not have existed naturally.Tip 3: A Clean and Clear SkylineOne of the most endearing parts of Barber’s film came from the beautiful, star-filled night skies that brought out the childlike wonder in the film’s world. Creating a picturesque night-canopy, while shooting day-for-night, was no easy feat and required a post-production friendly eye.You either want zero sky in the shot, or you want a really clean skyline you can replace. For us, we were lucky because we were trying to create a Miyazaki-type world, so we wanted big, beautiful night skies with lots of expanse. So we were actually either totally framing out the sky or we would find a way where we got a nice, clean horizon line where we could completely replace the sky with something more majestic.Without a clean and consistent horizon line, the post-production masking process would have been much more difficult, Barber explained. That could have made entire scenes too time- or labor intensive to include.Tip 4: Consider Color TemperatureFor those shooting day-for-night, you’re going to probably want a violet night or a greenish night or a bluish night or a desaturated night. The way you can get there is by playing with LUTs and camera settings to get a basic idea on set of what you’ll get. We did this on our dusk-for-night shot, and we were shooting with an ARRI Alexa, which handles a lot of things well. We would do things like reduce the green or play with color levels a little bit to get a sense of something of a pre-look.If you’re new to color temperature, you can read some of our posts about color and light temperature here. As Barber’s film shows, knowing how to work with colors at the source is a huge help on tricky production days.Tip 5: Look at ExamplesImage from Pan’s Labyrinth via Warner Bros.Sometimes you’ll find a scene or two in a movie, but we wanted to see how we could make it work for an extended period. We looked at Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, but we also looked at some clips from National Geographic, which actually has some great clips, Guillermo Del Toro did some day-for-night. Basically we looked high and low for good examples.Perhaps the best way to learn about day-for-night shooting (or any production style, really) is to study the experts. Especially, as in Barber’s case, when you’re shooting a film that features a much greater amount of day-for-night than your typical production. Barber and his team put in the time from the get-go to find examples to influence their look and style.Tip 6: Know that Day-For-Night Is a LookIt works for our movie because we’re in a mystical forest and having a childlike Where The Wild Things Are–esque adventure. (Editor’s note: it also helps to have original costumes designed by the same fabricator.) Essentially, if the story is strong enough, you’ll have the audience going right along with you. It works more when you want to have a distinctive look. It’s more about your audience feeling like it’s night then convincing them that it is.If you’re looking for one piece of advice to take away from this article, please let this be it. As Barber stresses, the goal of INTO THE WHO KNOWS! (or any production, for that matter) is not to create a scene that looks like night during the day. It’s to create a look that can exist inside a world where the audience can feel like it is night.Tip 7: Hire a Great DP and a Great ColoristBarber’s production would be for naught without the tireless work of a creative and dutiful production crew and post-production colorist.Probably the most important tip. Our DP Patrick Smith and our colorist Anand Modi were excellent and really knew their stuff, and also were not afraid to experiment. Our colorist, for example, worked with lots of technical tricks like working with black levels and dealing with contrast, and just setting colors into the right place to bring these different shots together.You can check out the film’s trailer below or read more about their premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival here. Be sure to follow their Facebook and website for updates on screenings and where to find the film online. These real-world indie filmmaking production tips from Micah Barber will improve your next day-for-night shoot.All images via INTO THE WHO KNOWS! and DIFF.We chatted with filmmaker Micah Barber at the premiere of his film INTO THE WHO KNOWS! at the Dallas International Film Festival about his project and some innovative tips for shooting day-for-night scenes.Micah Barber (4th from left) with the cast of INTO THE WHO KNOWS! at the world premiere at DIFF 2017.Barber’s debut film, INTO THE WHO KNOWS!, is a kids’ adventure movie, which can be a rare film festival find these days. Produced by Alexandra Malick (the wife of famed filmmaker Terrence Malick), the film follows ten-year-old Thomas (Bryce Gheisar) on a whimsical Calvin and Hobbes-esque journey full of adventure and wonder.As such, Barber and his crew were out in the woods and forced to work a tight schedule that included many day-for-night and dusk-for-night shoots. For those looking for a few day-for-night tips, here are Barber’s seven indie filmmaking insights. Have any tips or tricks for shooting day-for-night of your own? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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Indian Test team for England tour to be picked on Saturday

first_imgThe Indian cricket team for the upcoming Test series against England will be selected on Saturday in Chennai, the Indian Cricket Board stated in a media release. Under Krishnamachari Srikkanth’s chairmanship, the All-India Senior Selection Committee will meet at the Park Sheraton in Chennai on Saturday evening to pick the touring squad for the five-day matches, the BCCI said in a statement. India will play four Test matches against England with the first match scheduled to be held at the historic Lord’s from July 21–25. That will incidentally be the 2000th Test in the history of the game. Before the first Test, India will play a three-day warm-up game against county side Somerset from July 15 at Taunton. Indian will also play a two-day practice game against Northamptonshire (August 5-6) just after the conclusion of the second Test scheduled to be held in Trentbridge, Nottingham from July 29 to August 3. The third Test between the two sides will be held in Edgbaston, Birmingham from August 10-14 followed by the fourth and the final match of the series at the Oval from August 18-22. India will also play a five-match ODI series and one-off Twenty20 match against England during the tour. The squad for that series will be announced later.  – With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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