Arnett Gardens FC ready for CFU Club Championship

first_imgCoach of reigning Red Stripe Premier League champions Arnett Gardens FC, Jerome Waite, says his team is ready for the challenge in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships in order to move on to the CONCACAF stage.Arnett will depart the island next Sunday for the Dominican Republic where they will participate in Group Four alongside Atletico Pantoja of Dominican Republic, America des Cayes (Haiti) and Notch (Suriname).Waite is already looking forward to the CONCACAF stage, where the club has participated in the past.”Well, first and foremost, we have participated in the CONCACAF round twice, but have not passed the quarter-final stage. Our aim is to win the CFU group stage and qualify for the semi-finals, then be among the top three that will advance to the CONCACAF,” Waite told The Gleaner.”I’m pretty much confident based on our performance in the local Red Stripe Premier League, where the team has done well,” the veteran coach shared.He admitted that he did not know much about the opponents, but he remains optimistic.GIVE THEIR BEST”A lot of the players have not played at this level, but they should give of their best, as doors can be opened for them. We don’t have any info on the teams, but they will know about us, as the Premier League is broadcast in the Caribbean,” he informed.Waite is yet to name his 20-man squad for the tournament, but disclosed that players such as captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Renae Lloyd, Marvin Morgan, Kemal Malcolm, Jason Moore, Vishinul Harris, Dicoy Williams, Ranike Anderson, Damion Hyatt, Peter Harrison, Keneil Hyde will be included.Arnett will play against America des Cayes on March 2, Notch on March 3, and Atletico Pantoja on March 5. All games will be at Estadio OlÌmpico FÈlix S·nchez in Santo Domingo.The 14 teams are divided into four groups, and the winners will advance to the semi-finals.Meanwhile, Montego Bay United, the other Jamaican club that has qualified, will participate in Group Three alongside Central of Trinidad and Tobago and Scholars International of the Cayman Islands.last_img read more

Katrina evacuees struggle to find affordable housing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana on Aug. 29, Kelly had no idea how intense the storm would become. Winds whipped through her home, tearing up the roof and walls, and breaking windows. For five days, she did whatever she could to keep her family safe and fed. “Water was the main thing. It ran out fast,” she said. The 43-year-old mother of four used a barbecue grill to cook what food she had. When that was gone, she and neighbors took supplies from a corner store that had been abandoned. At night, her street was pitch black and she worried about looters. With her children, grandchildren and several neighbors, Kelly loaded up her Ford Explorer and Mazda Protege and went in search of a safe place to regroup. “The plan was for me to get somewhere to think. To analyze the situation.” WHITTIER – Schewon Kelly doesn’t want this to be a sad story. But for more than two months, she’s been a refugee. A victim. An evacuee. “It doesn’t feel good to be called a refugee,” she said. “We know what that is. It’s someone from somewhere with nowhere else to be.” Until last week, Kelly was homeless in Los Angeles and the nearby area for more than two months, living with family members and people she doesn’t know, but who were willing to help. With 11 others, she came to Los Angeles about a week after the hurricane hit. She stayed with her brother. Since then, Kelly’s family has scattered across the country with relatives, and Kelly struggles to regain the stability and identity she had before Hurricane Katrina hit the home she rented in Gretna, La. After seeking help for weeks while living in a Los Angeles homeless shelter, Kelly contacted Catholic Charities, and met the Rev. Roger Labont of St. Paul of the Cross Church in La Mirada. He and his congregation had collected money to sponsor a hurricane evacuee. “I had so many doors slammed in my face,” she said. “I’m displaced. I’m not on vacation. I didn’t come here because I want to be here. Two thousand dollars ain’t no money to put your life together.” She received about $3,000 from FEMA and the Red Cross, most of which she used to send her children to her sister’s home in Chicago. The real help came from St. Paul of the Cross Church. “We’ve tried to preserve her dignity,” said Donna Ponce, who heads the church’s Hurricane Katrina committee. “She’s just a human being who needs help.” Ponce quickly found that helping a hurricane evacuee is easier said than done. While philanthropists around the country pooled their resources to help those displaced by the storm, Ponce struggled to rent an apartment for Kelly. For six weeks, while Kelly worked in a J.C. Penney warehouse, Ponce filled out applications, wrote letters and visited homes for rent in the Whittier area. She submitted applications to 18 homes, and drove more than 150 miles in the search. At each place, she was turned away. “One lady told me the house was no longer for rent because she already found someone,” said Labont . “We called the next day, and found out it was actually still open.” In mid-November, their application was accepted at a home in Whittier. Now, they are collecting furniture donations to fill the home. In the next few months, Kelly hopes to bring her two youngest children, who are in high school, back to Whittier to live with her. Now, she looks forward to feeling like herself again as a mother and head of her household. She hopes to get back into construction, but is now working in a warehouse. “I’m just now starting to feel pretty again,” she said. “The most important thing now is getting my head straight. When am I going to stop jumping from place to place?” To donate to St. Paul of the Cross Church’s Hurricane Katrina committee, call (562) 921-2914. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

Wednesday’s round-up: Sessegnon commits to Fulham

first_imgRyan Sessegnon has committed his future to Fulham by signing a three-year contract.The Roehampton-born 17-year-old’s new deal – his first professional contract – comes after months of speculation that he could leave Craven Cottage this summer.He was linked with several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, but opted to stay with the Whites.“I’m excited to see what’s in front of me at this club. Hopefully we can all push on now,” he told Fulham’s website.Sessegnon, who can play at left-back or further forward, has been at Fulham since 2008, as has his twin brother Steven.He made his senior debut in August last year and has made a total of 30 first-team appearances, scoring seven goals.Fulham’s vice-chairman and director of football operations Tony Khan said: “Ryan’s debut season with the first team was spectacular and we are so proud of this very special young man.” Parker announces retirementScott Parker has decided to end his playing career.The 36-year-old, whose Fulham contract expires at the end of this week, announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon.Parker, who spent four years at Craven Cottage, captained England during a 19-year career that included an 18-month spell at Chelsea.He also played for Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Charlton.A statement issued by Parker explained: “The decision to retire has not been an easy one for me but having thought long and hard over it, and having discussed it with those closest to me, I believe that now is the right time to move on to the next chapter in my life and career.” Gladwin leaves QPRBen Gladwin has completed his move from QPR to Blackburn for an undisclosed fee.West London Sport recently revealed that Blackburn wanted to sign the midfielder and subsequently also revealed that the move was set to go through.Gladwin, 25, has signed a two-year contract at Ewood Park. Doughty likely to go as wellEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are ready to let Michael Doughty leave for Peterborough.West London Sport revealed in May that Posh are hoping to sign the midfielder, who has a year remaining on his contract at Loftus Road.Following talks between the two clubs, Rangers have told the League One outfit they can sign Doughty if they are able to agree personal terms with him.Rangers boss Ian Holloway recalled Doughty from a season-long loan at Swindon Town in January, insisting he rated the 24-year-old highly and wanted to give him a chance in the first team.However, Doughty started just two matches under Holloway – and has made just 12 first-team appearances for Rangers in total, nine of them as a substitute. No enquiries about SmithiesQPR have so far received no enquiries about Alex Smithies despite speculation over the goalkeeper’s future.Smithies, who signed a new contract in February, was outstanding for the R’s last season.His former club Huddersfield’s recent promotion to the Premier League prompted reports that he could rejoin them this summer.He was previously linked with a number of other clubs, but there has so far been no sign of any interest in the 27-year-old. Mackrell to face Hillsborough chargeEmbed from Getty ImagesA former QPR employee is among six people who will be prosecuted over the Hillsborough disaster.Graham Mackrell will be accused of breaching Health and Safety and Safety at Sports Ground legislation in relation to the tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground in May 1989.Mackrell was Wednesday’s club secretary and safety officer at the time.He was given the role of chief operating officer at QPR by the then club chairman Gianni Paladini in August 2006, but left just three months later.Last year, new inquests into the disaster at the Liverpool v Nottingham Forest FA Cup semi-final concluded the 96 fans who died had been unlawfully killed. Kerschbaumer loan moveEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford midfielder Konstantin Kerschbaumer has joined German second-tier side DSC Arminia Bielefelda on a season-long loan.Kerschbaumer, who turns 25 this week, moved to Griffin Park from FC Admira Wacker Mödling for an undisclosed fee two years ago.The Bees have inserted a clause in his contract, which expires in 2019, giving the club the option of extending it to 2020.A similar deal led to Brentford recently extending Jota’s contract by a year. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Their future their choice

first_imgThrough teaching young people skills and values such as tolerance, perseverance and resilience, Life Choices helps them to overcome their challenges and be the best they can be. (Image: Life Choices, via Facebook)Inspired by the work of a Catholic priest in a small Italian town in the 1800s, the Life Choices organisation works to support youth in difficult circumstances overcome their challenges and provide them with skills, information and resilience for them to live to their fullest potential.Learn about Life Choice’s history:Through its approach, Life Choices tries to address the many factors that hold back some of South Africa’s youth, be these poor education, malnutrition, illness or simply not being aware of their own potential and the opportunities available to them.LIFE CHOICES PROGRAMMESThe organisation runs three programmes in and around Cape Town, each aimed at areas it has identified as needing to be dealt with in order for young minds to thrive. These key programmes focus on personal health, how best to manage family affairs, and leadership development, which is aimed at helping youth take charge of their lives.Its Health4Life programme is primarily aimed at children living without their parents. It works with schools and community centres to help ensure the mental, physical and social health of pupils and children out of school.It provides relevant HIV and Aids counselling and testing to ensure children are informed, gender relevant talks about sexual health and wellness, as well as psychological support to those suffering from trauma of any sort.The Family Affairs programme aims to improve well-being among families facing challenges that keep them from having healthy relationships. Again by providing counselling and guidance, Life Choices hopes to bring families closer together and develop support structures within families.Lastly, it focuses on developing leadership and teamwork skills to prepare young people for life after school when competencies such as teamwork, time management and resilience are important for success.Its Leaders’ Quest challenges bright pupils at the schools where it works to give leaders of the future the head start they need, while addressing the causes of bad leadership instead of looking to correct the symptoms.Watch what matriculants had to say about Life Choices: GET INVOLVEDAn aim of Life Choices is to improve the lives of as many youths as it can, and it urges the public to get involved and help it help these youngsters reach for their dreams.If you as an individual, group or business want to get involved, have a look at the get involved section of the Life Choices website for more details about how to do so.The organisation is open to financial donations and also welcomes volunteers who want to spend time with it and the youths with which it works.PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you toshare your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you,submit your story or videoto our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

One Piece clip in hair extensions – Really good and well worth a purchase!

first_imgBlends great an appears to be like and feels genuine.Hair was as anticipated and extremely thick which can make it large when wearing it. I bought it until eventually i can get my extensions again in so was a cease gap which worked perfectly.Features of One Piece clip in hair extensions (Dark brown to sandy blonde)The straight hair extensions is 22″ longThere are 5 clips on the top of the extensions, easy to attach and take careMade from South Korean Fiber, one of the best synthetic materialsCan be washed but can NOT be curled or dyedPerfect for weddings, parties and gifts, 2 pcs are recommended if you want a full headSeriously excellent and effectively worthy of a obtain. When i opened the packaging i was a small unhappy but after i experienced set them in my hair they appeared really fantastic. I am truly delighted with my order and have ordered yet another 2. I would surely advise these.The color is not the identical as the image,. 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I acquired two sets and it seems seriously organic. Arrived the following working day way too quite delighted :).I have the exact same tones in my hair and they blend brilliantly, only downside is they are fairly heavy but it’s to be envisioned with the thickness, are unable to go on a night time out with no these now.The hair is wonderful and smooth. I have trimmed mine to blend a little bit far better with my purely natural hair and it nevertheless sits superbly. They can be straightened at a small heat (160°).I have slash it into strips and it performs brilliantly – good top quality for the price tag. Wonderful top quality of hair and incredibly organic. I acquired mine to add quantity to my pony tail. I have slash it into strips and it performs brilliantly – terrific excellent for the value. If you preferred it to use down and make your very own hair glance more time would advocate you purchase two, one for better up on the head and one for lower down.So soft and seem so genuine 10/10 i. I put on human hair extensions as any other ones i have tryed tangle, but these are wonderful . So tender and search so serious ten/10 i have acquired the black and mild blonde and black and silver which are my fave .Amazing item, one of the most effective i’ve at any time experienced. Remarkable item, one of the ideal i’ve ever had and i have experienced a a ton. Also the shipping, wow purchased at 10pm friday night time and been given them 2pm saturday afternoon. My hair is fairly consider i will order yet another one, would propose 2 packs for consider hair.I straighten it on a reduced heat and it can be fantastic. Really don’t typically generate critiques but i was so amazed at the high-quality of this synthetic hair i ordered yet another 3. I use fabric softener to de tangle. I straighten it on a minimal warmth and it’s wonderful.Rather heavier than i anticipated but the high quality is great at this price. They are very heavier than i anticipated but the high-quality is fantastic at this price tag. I will require 2 items to make my hair appear the natural way. They are silky sleek and i enjoy them ,i would endorse ?.Very good good quality for how cheap they are. Requested the brown to sandy blonde extentions. Very good top quality for how affordable they are. They are incredibly straight so except if you have for a longer period than shoulder legnth hair the stage will genuinely demonstrate among the clip ins and your normal hair. Despatched them back as they have been the wrong color for me.I might propose finding a way to dull the glow to make. Blends nicely with my individual dyed black hair. Mainly because it’s synthetic hair it is very shiny at first. I’d advise discovering a way to dull the shine to make it seem far more natural.Came on time properly packaged, wonderful high quality but not thick plenty of need to buy yet another one.When it to start with arrived the packaging was excellent but it seemed far too shiny and i imagined a. Do not be set off by to start with perception. When it first arrived the packaging was good but it looked also shiny and i imagined a bit bogus. It also had a robust glue-sort compact (which soon goes) i pretty much threw it out but the moment i place it on–astounding. I use it to make a silky pony tail. My hair is quick (higher than my shoulder) and wavy so i slick it again with gel and insert this. Chocolate earlier mentioned and darkish blonde under. Excellent good quality and effortless to place it on.For a longer time than envisioned but these seriously are great good quality. Even my boyfriend (who is not a fan. For a longer time than predicted but these genuinely are great top quality. Even my boyfriend (who isn’t really a supporter of me donning hair extensions) commented on how charming they seem, super speedy shipping. I’m commonly quite doubtful of getting artificial hair but these glimpse real looking although still being silky easy.These are great, i have been utilizing hair extensions for about 8. These are good, i have been employing hair extensions for about 8 years now and i have long gone from actual human hair clips in, to glue in, micro rings, synthetic 3/4 wigs and hair peices,but for synthetic hair these are pretty excellent, quite thick but not rather thick sufficient for me, i ordered two as my hair is relatively thick, when thehair get there i was happy i purchased two as the wefts are not particularly wide but even with two it wasn’t broad enough for me so i have requested two more. The ‘light’ ends are marginally distinct to. A little bit more yellow than image revealed.Longer than expected but these really are wonderful quality! Even my boyfriend (who isn’t a fan When it first arrived the packaging was good but it looked too shiny and I thought a Good quality for how cheap they areAmazing product, one of the best I’ve ever had I straighten it on a low heat and it’s great. Very soft and manageableLovely Length ☺️last_img read more

Cool Kickstarter Campaigns for Video Professionals

first_imgThe Pulse is an interesting camera add-on for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Essentially, the add-on allows users to control their DSLR camera remotely via smartphone and Bluetooth from up to 100 feet. This will come in handy for many videographers during shoots where timelapse video is needed.Pulse’s interface is well designed and seems to be incredibly easy to navigate through. It uses USB to connect to the camera, which is compatible with most Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Through Pulse you can control up to 3 pulse-equipped cameras at one time for maximum coverage. You can also use Pulse to control the ISO and Shutter Speed in order to capture sunrise and sunset timelapse videos.The Pulse app is going to be available for free on both iPhone and Android devices.Seeking: $50,000 USD3. PhoneDrone Ethos It may sound crazy, but when you’re in a pinch, the latest smart phones can actually capture footage high quality enough that it can be mixed in with cinema footage. Both iPhone and many Android smart phones can capture video in 4k, so your phone is a real option for you. With that in mind — if you don’t have thousands of dollars to purchase a high-end drone, then the PhoneDrone Ethos could be a nice solution for you.This small drone is compact, lightweight, and compatible with both iPhone and Android. A lot of people might be hesitant to send their phone 100 ft. in the air, but they need not worry. The PhoneDrone comes with a backup system to bring your device home in one piece. Your phone is also in a Protective Universal Mount case, which keeps your phone safe and waterproofed.Seeking: $100,000 USDGot any Kickstarter campaigns we should know about? Let us know in the comments below! The search for “the next big thing” in video gear never stops. Here are a few contenders for the title that are currently raising cash on Kickstarter.With video gear technology advancing so rapidly these days, people are constantly on the hunt for the next big thing. Trying to find tech that’s worth your time and money can be overwhelming, but Kickstarter is always a great place to look. Here are three campaigns that we believe are worth some time and money.1. Hercules Camera Motion Control Systemcenter_img Project Premise: With the Hercules, Rollocam has developed the World’s Smallest Camera Motion Control System. This patent pending technology will work with cameras up to 20 pounds, so users can attach anything from a smart phone to a RED SCARLET.The small (but robust) design of the Hercules allows users to store it in something as small as a shirt pocket, and the system itself can be assembled in a matter of seconds. Another great aspect of the Hercules is it’s ability to provide steady camera movement on any flat surface without the need of tracks.Hercules is currently at the tail end of its campaign and had been seeking to obtain at least $25,000 in funding. They have eclipsed that number and are sitting north of $250,000. While many of the premium rewards have been spoken for, there are plenty of the standard rewards, which gets you a Hercules for $50 less than the suggested retail price.Seeking: $25,000 USD2. Pulse Wireless DSLR Controllast_img read more

10 Must-Read Video Editing Articles

first_imgKeeping an eye on the industry and staying refreshed is a great way to improve your video editing game. These must-read video editing articles have something helpful for pros and amateurs alike.Film and video professionals should constantly be devouring movies, commercials, music videos, books, and articles. They should be looking ahead at trends in the medium and looking back at where the medium has been. Media consumption is an important aspect of maintaining a flow of inspiration for your own work. With that in mind, here’s a collection of ten must-read articles for our readers living the video editing life.1. Designing Lower Thirds Like a ProFor video editors who find themselves working on a project that involves generating lower thirds graphics, here’s an article from Shutterstock that covers the basics. The article also covers color selection and typography and how those things impact the message you’re trying to convey. This is a great refresher for pro video editors and a great intro to lower thirds for new editors.2. Professional Video Editing Tips and TechniquesPremiumBeat’s very own Caleb Ward crafted this all-inclusive mega-article about video editing tips and techniques. This article covers just about every professional tip or technique you need to know as a video editor, starting with picking the right software and hardware. It also touches on editing for story, editing language, editing speed, shortcuts, and distribution. By the end of the article, you should have a basic understanding of video editing.3. Common Mistakes That Amateur Editors MakeOver at RocketStock, professional cinematographer, director, and editor Noam Kroll offers a list of common editing mistakes that rookie editors are prone to making in their earliest projects. Heed his advice and avoid the traps associated with cutting too little, overusing transitions, always opening with the master, and editing for dialogue.4. Video Editing Tricks to Increase Your Editing SpeedIncreasing your video editing speed sounds like a great thing — but it’s only great if the work being produced is still high-quality. Mike Wilkinson over at FStoppers knows this all too well. That’s why he wrote this great article that gives readers five tricks for better edits. Some of the tricks he covers: knowing how to use a J cut, cleaning up dialogue, using natural segues, and even adding markers. These tips aren’t mind blowing, but they are essential techniques for anyone wanting to increase their editing speed without losing  quality.5. 10 Video Editing Tips From TEDThis piece from the fine folks of TED gives you a real understanding of how to piece a narrative together. The article takes you step by step through the cutting process and features some great video examples from different TED Talks as a guide. While this breakdown is geared more toward the editing of a TED Talk, there are plenty of basic editing technique examples for video editors.6. Editing Techniques to Make Scenes More DramaticDoes the phrase “dramatic sync tempo decompression” mean anything to you? If not, you’ll find this No Film School article very eye-opening. Read along as Robert Hardy highlights the editing techniques of documentary editor Paddy Bird. 7. Editors Who Broke the SystemPremiumBeat author Michael Maher wrote a great piece on the pioneering female editors who broke the Hollywood system. Their influence is undeniable and their stories are great sources of inspiration for anyone in the world of film and video editing.8. Video Editing OrganizationWe’ve listed plenty of sources for video editing tips and techniques… but what about organization? Staying organized is paramount for video editors. With that in mind, here’s a great Videomaker article from Chris Gates that goes over five essential tips to help video editors stay organized and effective. 9. Improving Your Editing TechniquesLarry Jordan has been offering advice to filmmakers and video editors for years. In this piece, Jordan gives us a solid overview of professional editing techniques. Do yourself a favor and explore all of the embedded links within the article. There’s lots of good stuff in there.10. Steps to Becoming a Hollywood EditorRobert Lanford is a Los Angeles-based editor who has worked on major television shows like The Goldbergs, Decoded, and The Good Wife. In this blog post, Lanford goes over the steps an up-and-coming editor needs to take in order to make it as an editor in Hollywood.Did we miss anything? Seen any good video editing articles lately? Share them in the comments below.last_img read more

MS Dhoni lauds Team India for ‘perfect game’ against England

first_imgIndia won the 4th ODI by 9 wickets to clinch the series 3-0 against EnglandIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his side played a “perfect game” today as the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth One-Dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series here.Opting to bowl, India first restricted England to a modest 206 and then overwhelmed the target in 30.3 overs to record their third consecutive victory in the ODI series at the the Edgbaston, in what turned out to be yet another lopsided contest.”Considering the first game, our performance only got better,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.”There is a tendency to lax after win, but we only got better and today was a perfect game,” he said.”The seamers bowled in the right areas and it was crucial because I thought it wouldn’t turn much. The fast bowlers set it up, because they took wickets and when the spinners came the batting was under pressure.”Dhoni praised young Ajinkya Rahane, who came in to open the batting in place of injured Rohit Sharma and scored his maiden ODI century with a 100-ball 106-run knock.Opening the innings, Rahane and an woefully out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan (97 not out) put on 183 runs for the first wicket to set the platform for the victory.Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan added 183 runs for the first wicket against England”The openers, if they can face 10 to 12 overs, it gives us a platform. It was good to see Dhawan back in form. Rahane was always someone who was third in line for the opening slot and he has made the most out of it. He is a good timer which makes it slightly easy for him. It’s a spot that suits him.advertisementRohit is a very talented guy and we are not making any decisions (on opening) as yet. I feel a lot of credit goes to the seniors I played under and the youngsters,” Dhoni said.England captain Alastair Cook feels India outplayed the hosts in all departments of the game.”A very tough day. The sport turns change so quickly. It is frustrating not to play to your potential,” he said.”We were going to bat first anyway. India certainly batted better, fielder better, and bowled better. It is always tough to lose three games in a row and in a manner that we lost,” Cook said.England captain Alastair Cook feels India outplayed the hosts in all departments of the gameCook said with the 2015 World Cup a few months away, England need to pull up their socks to be a contender for the coveted trophy.”There is a World Cup a few months away and you have to show you are hungry. We just need to look at ourselves and improve. There is potential but we need to improve,” he said.He also praised Moeen Ali for his attacking 67 off 50 balls in terms of adversity.”Moeen batted very well. He was the only guy to have a good day today. We are pretty clear on the personnel we need, but if people do not sore runs, or take wickets.. they certainly have the potential.. They need to turn up,” Cook said.Man-of-the-match Rahane, on his part, credited his bowling mates to set up the series-clinching win for India.”Feels really great when you get a 100 and the team wins.Credit goes to the bowlers as well for setting up the match,” he said.”I was batting well after the first few games and I was focussing to stay there. Really happy for Dhawan, the way he batted was special. We just wanted to enjoy the game. It’s a great challenge to open, you have to prepare your mind,” he signed off.last_img read more