Ronaldo looks to end struggles

first_img Jeered by crowd He was jeered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after another disappointing performance in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish league – in a 5-2 win against Osasuna in September and a 6-1 rout at Real Betis two weeks ago. He also scored two goals in the Champions League, one in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund and one in a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, when his free-kick goal started a late rally. The 31-year-old was among the Madrid players rested in the team’s 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. He is set to return to the line-up today when Zidane’s team tries to defend its Spanish league lead against promoted Alaves. Sevilla, one point behind Madrid, plays at Sporting Gijon also today, while third-place Barcelona hosts last-place Granada. Fourth-place Villarreal plays at Eibar on Sunday, and fifth-place AtlÈtico Madrid, which led the league entering the last round, hosts M·laga on Saturday. MADRID (AP): The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend was about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump. Real Madrid lead the league ahead of their match at Alaves today but not thanks to Ronaldo’s recent performances. The forward is enduring his worst start to a season since joining Madrid in 2009, having scored only four goals in nine matches. “When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Madrid reserve forward Alvaro Morata said. “For us, he is the most important player in the team, and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine. He is a human being. Even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.” Ronaldo also scored five goals in two games with Portugal, against Andorra and the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying, but that’s no reprieve to the demanding Madrid fans.last_img read more

President must reprimand/fire Ministers over CCJ comments

first_imgDear Editor,Two Government Ministers were reported to have said that Guyana is a sovereign country (whatever that means) so the CCJ cannot instruct Guyana how to run its affairs (including holding elections or replacing the Chairman of GECOM). The Ministers are wrong and are on a war footing for which there is no justification. The statements were made out of complete ignorance.Although I am not a lawyer, I am versed in constitutional matters and the concept of sovereignty. When I was doing doctoral studies in political science, my field of specialisation was international relations. But students were also mandated to take doctoral courses in each of at least three of five sub-fields. Two sub-fields I did were American constitutional law and international law. And when I undertook graduate studies in educational management to become an administrator in higher education, one requirement was courses in American Educational Law that focused heavily on Education Constitutional Law. I also taught constitutional law. Thus, I am knowledgeable on constitutional and international legal matters. I can say without any fear of being contradicted that the CCJ has sovereignty over Guyana because of a treaty the Government signed (the PNC Government at that) in 1973.Contrary to what the Ministers feel and say, the fact is, for the record, the CCJ is Guyana’s final court of appeal. The CCJ is part of Guyana’s sovereignty that happens to be located in another territory – not different from say, when the Privy Council was Guyana’s final court of appeal. So those two Ministers must be reprimanded for their statements – words of defiance against the court should be sanctioned (served with contempt charges for attacking the court which is a separate and independent branch of our Government). Can you imagine Government officers telling the Privy Council it had no jurisdiction over Guyana when the court had standing before the dictator Forbes Burnham broke the link without legitimate approval? No wonder the white people laugh at us for our stupidity. Already the judges in Guyana have shown they don’t know simple maths on how to calculate a majority and experience challenges in understanding what they read in the Constitution. I usually travel to the UK, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and throughout the Caribbean and in all of those countries, the Guyanese judges are being ridiculed making the diaspora feel embarrassed and insulted. Now, Ministers of Government are adding to the embarrassment by revealing their ignorance that they don’t know that the CCJ is Guyana’s court.Those of us who study international law or “domestic law” would now that the CCJ has jurisdiction and even if you are not schooled in law, common sense tells you that the CCJ has jurisdiction over Guyana’s and can compel Government officials or citizens to carry out acts.The CCJ can also order the arrest of officials for contempt although it has never done so in its history – that is the power of the court. The court should issue firm consequential orders and oversee their implementation itself since the Guyana courts seem to lack the ability to understand simple language.The two Ministers and others who made idiotic statements need a lesson on the concept of sovereignty and judicial jurisdiction. How can we have regional integration if we dismiss the rulings of the CCJ? Chastising or even firing the Ministers will send a signal that the Government respect the rulings.Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Battling Hull to leave Liverpool looking at the Europa League

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks ahead to Tuesday night’s clash between Hull and Liverpool and backs the Tigers to secure a draw [23/10] and all but end the Reds’ top four hopes.She also dismisses Liverpool’s chances of launching a title bid next season, and assesses the battle for Premier League survival, with Hull 2/1 to be relegated, Sunderland 8/15 and Leicester 9/2.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

BAILE NA NGALLÓLACH AGUS G-DAY (LÁ NA GAEILGE)

first_imgSraith úrnua ina mbeidh pobail nach pobail Ghaeltachta iad in ann dul in iomaíocht lena chéile le bheith ina mBuaiteoirí G-Team 2011 agus duais €40,000 ó Fhoras na Gaeilge a bhuachan le húsáid chun a gceantar áitiúil a chur chun cinn. Beidh an clár nua agus nuálach.Tá Baile na nGallóglach ceann de na balite atà ag glacadh páirte sa seó nua agus chaith foireann ón Adare Productions agus TG4 tamall ag scannánú sa bhaile le linn an tsamhraidh.‘Seard atá sa ‘G-Team’  ina bhfeicfear pobail nach labhraínn Gaeilge ó cheann ceann na hÉireann agus dúshlán a thabhairt dóibh ár dteanga dhúchasach a úsáid ina saol ó lá go lá. An bhfuil do bhúistéir áitiúil in ann feoil a dhíol leat i nGaeilge? An bhfuil na tuismitheoirí áitiúla in ann go leor den teanga a fhoghlaim le scéal a léamh dáleanaí ag am codlata? Tá Ceannairí Foirne le Gaeilge i ngach réigiún againn faoi láthair lena mbaile féin a chur san iomaíocht agus le bheith i gceannas ar iarracht a bpobal ar ‘G-Day’ (Lá na Gaeilge).‘Séard a bheidh in ‘G-Day’ an lá a thiocfaidh na ceamaraí chuig an mbaile le féachaint ar an bpobal agus féile á reáchtáil acu agus dian-iarracht á déanamh acu an Ghaeilge a labhairt i gcaitheamh an lae.Beidh na ceannairí foirne i gceannas ar gach gné den ullmhúchán ag druidim le G-Day ar an lá féin. Beidh na ceannairí foirne freagrach as muintir an bhaile a spreagadh dul i ngleic le dúshlán an G-Team chomh maith, agus an Ghaeilge a úsáid ó lá go lá sna seachtainí roimh an fhéile.TG4 Dé Domhnaigh @ 20:00 & Dé Céadaoin @ 20:30 (Ón 15ú Eanáir ar aghaidh) Is iad na moltóirí ar an chlár:Lorcan MacGabhannChaith Lorcán tréimhsí  oibre le Conradh na Gaeilge, le  hÓgras, leBord na Gaeilge, ina Fheidhmeannach Sinsearach i mBord na Gaeilge , lebhForas na Gaeilge agus ó 2001 mar Cheannasaí le Glór na nGael. Isbunaitheoir agus Cathaoirleach é ar Ghaelscoil Thaobh na Coille ó 1995i leith. Ba cisteoir agus ball de Bhord Stiúrtha Gaelscoileanna Teo éó 2000 – 2004. Ba cathaoirleach é agus is ball de Bhord Stiúrtha ForasPatrúnachta na Scoileanna LánGhaeilge é ó 1996 go dáta.Rossa Ó SnodaighRossa, ceoltóir agus gníomhaí teanga agus duine de bhunaitheoirí anbhanna rac Gaeilge ‘Kíla’.   D’oibrigh sé go dian dicheallach leGaelscoil a bhunú ina cheantar áitiúil Cluainín Uí Ruairc, Co.Liatroma.   Bhí an-bhaint freisin ag Rossa le bunú an ‘Speaker’sSquare’ i mBarra an Teampaill i mBaile Átha Cliath agus is é a bhíonni mbun ‘Puball Gaeilge’ Electric Picnic gach bliain.Mary HanafinIarmhúinteoir meánscoile Gaeilge agus Staire í Mary Hanafin.   Chaithsí cheithre bliana déag ina Teachta Dála agus sa tréimhse sin bhí síina hAire Oideachais agus Eolaíochta (2004-08), ina hAire GnóthaíSóisialacha agus Teaghlaigh (2008-10), in hAire Turasóireachta,Cúltúir agus Spóirt (2010-11) agus ina hAire Fiontar, Trádála agusNuálaíochta (2011).BAILE NA NGALLÓLACH AGUS G-DAY (LÁ NA GAEILGE) was last modified: January 8th, 2012 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:BAILE NA NGALLÓLACH AGUS G-DAY (LÁ NA GAEILGE)last_img read more

DD Motoring: Russell Brookes and the Donegal connection

first_imgLast week rallying ace Russell Brookes passed away after a long illness, he was just 74.In the year 1974, he made one of his very few trips to the Donegal International Rally. He was seeded on the entry list that year at No 36 in his Ford Escort Mk1 RS 2000.Just one place ahead of a curly-headed Fermanagh man, Bertie Fisher also in an Mk1 RS 2000. Advertisement The story of Russell Brookes and his Donegal connection has more to do with his cars and how the ended up in Donegal than the great rally driver himself.Right through from before he was famous looking for that first works drive with Ford.The first of these cars was a Ford Escort MK1 Mexico which the late John Boyle paid £1150 for and competed in the 1973 Donegal in along with Johnny Mc Cafferty from Termon on the notes and sponsored by local Ford Dealership Mc Clean and McLaughlin.The late John Boyle at the Bonnet of his Escort Mk 2 LZP 85 which was originally created from an ex Russell Brookes Mk1 Escort Mexico. Photo Brian Mcdaid.That year the escort suffered transmission problems and the young Donegal crew were forced to retire. Advertisement Boyle then built a new Mk2, Ford Escort from a road-going Ford Escort 1.1 Popular and to that 1978 shell he transferred everything from Brookes old Mexico to produce that famous red LZP 85 Escort that John held onto all of his life.In the very early 80s, the late Bertie Fisher landed on a wet Galway International Rally in an ex Monte Carlo wide track Mk 2 Ford Escort which started its life in the Ford Works Team workshop built for Russell Brookes.It also appeared on the Circuit of Ireland in the hands of Billy Coleman in blue, sponsored by Ford of Ireland.Donegal’s Vincent Bonnar then purchased the ex Brookes’ RS 1800 from Fisher which was to give Bonnar his first-ever outright win on the Donegal International Rally in 1983, Making himself and Seamus Mc Gettigan the first all Donegal crew to win the event, Thanks to the Ex Brookes Escort.Breakfast with Brookes I always was a massive fan of Brookes for years. A group of us went to see him and all the other big names of the day at the full 5 days Circuit of Ireland, staying in Chimney Corner which was the starting point, on the Thursday night before the start.On a Friday morning, I slept in and was last down for breakfast.The place was packed, my crowd were jammed around a table with no room for me to sit with them.A waiter set up a makeshift table for me in the middle of the floor, much to the amusement of my so-called friends who were roaring over and taking a hand at me sitting on my own. Suddenly they all went quiet, as out of my view Russell Brooks walked into the restaurant decked out in his full “Andrews Heat for Hire” race suit and was faced with the same seating problem I had, he landed at my makeshift table and ask if the seat opposite me was free.Russell Brookes in his RS 1800 which went on to win the Donegal Rally in the hand of Donegal Vincent Bonnar and Seamus Mc Gettigan.I nearly covered him with coffee trying to get the words out, “Aye, No bother Russell, work away there,” I replied as if I was on first name terms with him all my life.My friend’s mouths dropped as they watched Brooks and me sitting yapping and enjoying a yarn over breakfast.Over that rally weekend, I name-dropped Brookes at every opportunity to the crew of spectators that were watching the rally with me.“Me and Russell were saying.” or “Brooks was telling me…” that sort of thing.Brookes and Colin McCreaIn 1991 another ex Brookes Ford landed in Donegal this time in the hands of Donegal’s James Cullen, who also competed in Brookes’ old RS1800 GVX 489T for a few seasons.Now It was an ex-works four-wheel-drive, Cosworth Sierra.A car that also was driven by the late Colin McCrea. As well as Russell Brookes. On the run-up to the Isle of man rally that year James had the car in Donegal to familiarise himself with it and when testing down at the back of Muckish.The Ex Russell Brookes Ford Sierra four wheel drive sitting in Tony Kelly’s old garage opposite Dunnes Stores which James Cullen and the Late Ellen Morgan competed in. Photo, Oran Grimes (Four Lanterns)On a September’s evening, the ex Russell Brookes Sierra was put through its paces and I was on duty to get a few photos of Cullens new car and his sponsors at the end of the test session.James asked if I would like a go for a run with him in the rally car which I gladly excepted and we set off down the road all strapped in for a fast run over Muckish.There are two things that I remember from the day.One was that James swapped seats with me and let me drive this state of the art rally car back over the mountain pass, and the other memory that still sticks with me was that of the late Frank Grimes, who was one of James Cullen’s principal sponsors from the Four Lanterns, out on the hillside that day, who captured a old black and white photo of me and James ready to head off in the ex Brookes Ford into the hills of Donegal.James Cullen and our motoring correspondent Brian McDaid in 1991 in an ex Russell Brookes Works Ford Four-wheel-drive Sierra on Muckish. Photo by the late Frank GrimesChances are there are far more ex-Russell Brookes machinery that made it way to Donegal over the years be it Fords, Talbot Sunbeams , DTV Vauxhall Chevettes Dealer Opel Teams Manta’s to name, but a few as Russell Brookes could sit in any car and get results, which were all painted in his signature Andrews Heat for Hire Colours. They were instantly recognisable.The first spectators from Donegal who were big Russell Brookes fans were the Orr brothers from the mountain top in Letterkenny, they even had a few cars painted in the Brookes colour scheme back in the day but we were unlucky not to find a photo of one of them this week.We do have a photo one oner of them old sun-visors from the seventies “Rally with Russell Brookes” thanks to Noel Orr for the photos of his old two-door Ford Escort, which had a Mexico engine fitted under the bonnet, an engine not unlike that fitted of the first Ex Brooks car that came to Donegal that the Late John Boyle from Manor purchased all them years ago.Happy Motoring FolksDD Motoring: Russell Brookes and the Donegal connection was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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

Flydubai crash

first_imgA FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 operating flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia has crashed while aborting its second approach for landing in bad weather killing all 62 passengers and crew on board. Air-traffic control, local emergency services and the airline have confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway.According to Aviation Herald the 737-800, registration A6-FDN had aborted the first approach to Rostov’s runway 22 at 01:41L due to weather and entered a hold initially at 8,000 feet, after 30 minutes at that altitude the aircraft climbed to 15,000ft. After about 2 hours of holding the pilots commenced another approach to Rostov’s runway 22.However at that time the winds were gusting 42 knots (78km/hr), According to Aviation-Safety.net ADS-B data recorded by Flightradar24 show the aircraft descending to an altitude of 1550 feet when it began to climb again at 3nm (5,6 km) short of the runway.It reached about 3975 feet until the aircraft entered a steep descent before impacting airport terrain.However the Rostov branch of the Emergencies Ministry told media that the aircraft’s wing touched the runway, causing the aircraft to break apart and burst into flames.The 737 had sufficient fuel for another 2 hours of flight and could have easily diverted to another airport as an Aeroflot flight had done earlier.FlyDubai is a Dubai based low cost airline formed in 2009 that operates to 95 destinations with 50 aircraft.Up to today’s crash it had a perfect safety record.CCTV camera footage posted on YouTube claims to have captured the moment of the explosion as the aircraft impacted the ground. See the video here:last_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to host Cattlemen’s Camp

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting their first annual Cattlemen’s Camp on October 15-16, 2016 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. This educational, fun-filled weekend will be a hands-on opportunity for youth and their families to gain experience with their beef projects. Attendees are invited to bring their calf project along for on-site training to prepare for the upcoming OCA BEST show season.Saturday will begin with a session titled “More Than a Banner” provided in part with event sponsor, Weaver Leather Livestock, and the morning session will also host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and showmanship seminar. A beef lunch will be provided to participants and their families that register before kicking off an afternoon of informative sessions including daily care of your calf including nutrition and a Cattlemen’s Skillathon Quiz Bowl competition among other activities. The evening will be kicked off with dinner, followed by tail-gating and big-screen televisions to cheer on the Buckeyes with your fellow campers.Campers will start Sunday morning off with a livestock evaluation and selection seminar presented by Hank LeVan, Ohio State University Livestock Judging Team Coach followed by washing their calves and preparing them for a day of clipping and fitting with Weaver Leather Livestock professional, Jon Gevelinger, from Texas. Participants will spend their day learning from one of the industry’s leading experts in daily care, fitting and showmanship. He will encompass all areas of the beef livestock project, both market animals and heifers and will be on-hand to answer questions one-on-one throughout the day.Sunday will conclude with a fitting contest comprised of teammates paired up at the camp. Winners of the contest will be provided awards at the end for their efforts and skills demonstrated. As an added bonus, all camp participants ages 8-21 will be entered into a drawing to win a new blower at the end of the Cattlemen’s Camp.Registration for the Cattlemen’s Camp must be submitted by October 1 and is $75 per participant; with family rates available. Participating families are able to bring their campers to the event for housing at a rate of $25 per night, electricity included. For more information regarding camping sites, contact 740-852-1654. Complete details regarding hotel accommodations and stalling cattle upon arrival will be updated at www.ohiocattle.org. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736, emailbeef@ohiobeef.org.last_img read more

National Agricultural Genotyping Center announces new tools in corn disease identification

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Identifying corn diseases and pursuing the best management plan available just got easier, faster and more cost effective due to new testing protocols announced today by the National Agricultural Genotyping Center located in Fargo, North Dakota.“Farming is a complicated pursuit that involves many choices. Making the right choice at the right time can have a huge effect on profitability,” said Larry Hoffman, Chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team. “This is especially true when it comes to identifying the dozens of diseases that can harm healthy corn plants, yields and grain quality.”Corn has effective genetic resistance to many of the important diseases, according to Pete Snyder, President and CEO of NAGC, however, numerous challenges remain in identifying corn diseases in timely fashion. NAGC is targeting a couple of key diseases, Goss’s Wilt and Xanthomonas, in their first disease assays, or tests now available to corn farmers, agronomists and crop consultants.“A key part of our mission at the National Agricultural Genotyping Center  is to translate scientific discoveries into solutions for farmers and production agriculture. This is another important step in that regard,” Snyder said. “The new assays we have developed will provide proper identification in weeks rather than months and cut costs substantially.”NAGC, a non-profit initiative founded by the National Corn Growers Association and Los Alamos National Laboratory, will provide research and testing services to both public and private researchers. The center translates scientific discoveries into solutions for production agriculture, food safety, functional foods, bioenergy, and national security.Cost savings from the actual testing are as much as 75% less with a move from single sample testing to utilizing 96 sample trays. NAGC is working with farmers via crop consultants and agronomists to streamline the process of collecting samples and ramping up the assay process.Goss’s wilt is a bacterial disease that may cause systemic infection and wilting of corn plants, as well as severe leaf blighting. Under the right conditions this disease can cause devastating damage with grain yield losses approaching 50%. Xanthomonas, another bacterial disease, is being targeted because it is often confused with Gray Leaf Spot leading to ineffective fungicide treatments and loss of income for farmers.“It can cost $40 an acre to treat Gray Leaf Spot, but those treatments are ineffective against Xanthomonas,” Hoffman said. “And it’s not just lost profit but lost opportunity. Once identified we can deal with Xanthomonas through management practices such as tillage and crop rotation.”Testing is largely done through samples of the effected plant leaf tissue. However, soil samples can be assayed by NAGC early in the growing season to identify or the presence of Xanthomonas.last_img read more

VoltDB Launches Open-Source “Next Generation” Database Management System

first_imgTags:#enterprise#news Data is held in memory (instead of on disk) for maximum throughput, which eliminates buffer management.VoltDB distributes data – and an SQL engine to process it – to each CPU core in the server cluster.Each single-threaded partition operates autonomously, eliminating the need for locking and latching.Data is automatically replicated for intra-cluster high availability, which eliminates logging.VoltDB performance scales out near linearly by simply adding additional servers to the cluster.Other database projects that store data in memory include Oracle‘s TimesTen and MySQL when using Memcached.The recently funded startup FluidInfo‘s FluidDB is also experimenting with new approaches to the database.Last year we asked whether relational database is doomed due to its problems scaling. VoltDB’s may save the relational database paradigm by solving the scalability issue and implementing innovative new features while retaining the advantages of the traditional model. Non-relational databases will probably continue to play a role in enterprise, but relational databases clearly aren’t dead yet. VoltDB, an open-source “next generation” database, graduated from beta last week. The company, under the leadership of Postgres and Ingres co-founder Mike Stonebraker, claims its product is extremely scalable and 45-times faster than traditional database products. VoltDB is targeting enterprises such as software-as-a-service providers, financial traders, online businesses or any organization that requires “systems with large, fast-growing transaction volumes.” VoltDB is one of many projects trying to re-invent the database.After over 30 years of dominance, the traditional relational DB model is being challenged by several companies. Charles Babcock, writing for Information Week, compares VoltDB to Cassandra, CouchDB and MongoDB, three non-relational database projects. Babcock notes that unlike those projects, which aren’t designed as transactional systems, VoltDB will “always return the same answer to a query,” and preserves developers’ ability to use SQL.Other VoltDB features include: IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Sri Lanka vow to win it for their fans back home

first_imgSri Lanka are looking to win the World Cup as much for the people back home as for Muttiah Muralitharan, who will be playing his last international match on Saturday.Former captain Mahela Jayawardene made it clear that winning the coveted trophy for the fans was the foremost thing on every player’s mind – including Murali.”We started off the campaign thinking that we will win the Cup for our fans back home and it will remain the same. Obviously we want to dedicate the win to Murali but even for him the country comes ahead of everyone,” he said.Talking about one of his closest accomplices in the team, Jayawardene said: ” What he has accomplished is for everyone to see. But I would like to take this opportunity to disclose that he was the first person in the Lankan team to take me out for a meal when I made my debut. Even today, he is the first person to take a new member in the team out for a meal.” Sometimes his sweetness can be irritating like when he goes to the opposition camp and exchanges pleasantries with them,” he added.The stylish right- hander feels the sub- continent teams- three of which made it to semi- finals – were expected to play well considering they were playing in home conditions. ” I don’t believe in this shift in power. If three of the four sub- continent teams manage to reach the semifinals in the next edition in Australia- New Zealand, only then can we say that the power has shifted. At home, with conditions favouring our players, we were expected to prosper,” he said.advertisementJayawardene believes that it was the title triumph in 1996 that helped Sri Lankan turn a new leaf. ” The win in 1996 helped the players believe in themselves.Even players like me who were coming through the ranks then believed that we could compete and win against the best teams in the world. As seniors we now tend to do the same with the younger players,” he said.last_img read more