It’s a special win for the young guys involved – Andrew Balbirnie

“It was great to see the nick he [Stirling] was in. We kept up pretty intact till he got run out and I got bogged down a bit. There was a bit of a touchy stage. Harry [Tector] and Kevin nudged it around and put the bad balls away to settle the nerves. He [Stirling] […]

Top virus official Birx is new target for Trump

“It’s not an easy job to be sharing a podium with political leaders who may say something you don’t agree with,” said Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “You have to make a choice – do you choose to correct what you just heard, choose a different moment to correct […]

Mother whose hangover turned out to be an incurable golf ball-sized brain tumour claims the keto diet has helped her to fight cancer 16 months later after being given six months to live

Lizzie now not only raises awareness of the need for greater research into brain tumours, and the links with diet and lifestyle, she also fundraises, and so far has raised £13,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity, and £6,500 for cancer services at her local hospital.

England vs Ireland: Paul Stirling Was Confident of His Team’s Ability to Chase Down 329

And that’s why although England were without several World Cup winners including Test skipper Joe Root, all-rounder Ben Stokes and pace bowlers Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes because of overlapping red and white-ball commitments — the first Test against Pakistan in Manchester starts on Wednesday — few would have given the Irish much […]

Chicago violence: 3 shot, 1 fatally in violence on fashionable street

A 26-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say a 36-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition and a 28-year-old woman was hospitalized in stable condition.

England vs Ireland: Stirling, Balbirnie Slam Centuries as Visitors Hunt Down 329 in Southampton

In a repeat of their 2011 World Cup exploits, Ireland hunted down 329 to win the third and final ODI of a three-match ODI series against England by seven wickets in Southampton on Tuesday. Their win was powered by some sublime batting performances from opener Paul Stirling (142) and captain Andrew Balbirnie (113) as they […]

The coronavirus is driving Americans into retirement

Five months later, and with the virus still raging in manly parts of the country, Kelly still doesn’t feel it’s safe to reopen. He would also have to cut seating capacity by at least half to follow local social distancing guidelines, making it hard for the restaurant to remain profitable.  

‘The fear has gone’ – Sri Lankans hope for peace and reform under new president

Rajapaksa and his close associates had appeared well-entrenched. The 69-year-old came to power in 2005, led his country’s military to a bloody victory over violent Tamil separatists four years later and surfed a wave of popularity among the Sinhala majority to win again in 2010. He then had the constitution changed to allow the third […]

Xbox unveils 15 new independent games coming to Xbox Series X this winter

12. The Big Con (Mighty Yell Studios, 2021) Flex your inner teenager in The Big Con, an adventure game where you hustle across the country as a teen trying to save your family video store. In classic 90s con movie style, you’ll get to persuade and pilfer your way to greatness using a whack of […]

Sri Lanka election result: Who is new President Maithripala Sirisena?

Also Sinhala, Sirisena has the same rural appeal. He has a degree in agriculture and is from the ancient medieval capital Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, described as the rice bowl of Sri Lanka. If Rajapaksa, son of a successful politician, has adopted elements of peasant dress for political reasons – such as his traditional […]