BBL: After scores of 97 and 96, D’Arcy Short hammers record-breaking hundred

first_imgD’Arcy Short, who started 2018 with two scores in the 90s (97, 96) and a 42, finally blasted a hundred for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.Incidentally, Short’s 69-ball 122 is the highest individual score in BBL history. Thanks to his maiden T20 hundred, the Hurricanes posted 179/4 off their 20 overs against Brisbane Heats.On January 1, Short was dismissed for 97 off 63 balls against Sydney Thunders. Three days later, he came close to scoring a hundred again but he fell four runs short this time. However, his fluent 58-ball 96 helped Hurricanes seal a seven-run victory over Adelaide Strikers.WATCHAgainst Sydney Sixes on January 8, Short was in his elements again, smashing 42 off 36 balls. Again, Hurricanes won by five runs.However, on Wednesday, Short was determined to get to three figures and he took on a Brisbane Heats attack which included among others – Yasir Shah and Ben Cutting.In a whirlwind knock, Short hammered eight boundaries and eight sixes to register the highest individual score in BBL.What a breathtaking knock from this man �??��?���??��?���??��?�� #TasmaniasTeam #BBL07 Hobart Hurricanes (@HurricanesBBL) January 10, 2018The record was earlier held by England’s Luke Wright who had smashed 117 off 60 balls for the Melbourne Stars back in 2012, incidentally against Hobart Hurricanes!ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

King Abdullah Ports Box Volumes Rise by 21 Pct

first_imgzoom Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port became the country’s second largest port in terms of container handling as it witnessed a rise of 21 percent in container volumes in 2017.The port handled 1.69 million TEU by the end of 2017, up from 1.4 million TEU seen in the year before.The increase in annual throughput was mainly due to the increased activity in imports and exports, amounting to an average of a 4 percent increase, with exports at 3 percent and imports at 5 percent. “The port’s success in reaching second place in container handling in the Kingdom after only four years of operations proves that we are confidently moving towards becoming a main hub on the maritime navigation and logistics map, both locally and regionally,” Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said.King Abdullah Port’s transshipment volume also surged by 28 percent in 2017, while the number of vessels received by the port increased to 820 vessels, with a 14 percent increase compared to 716 vessels received in 2016.Qutub added that the port is moving forward with executing its development plans to utilize best practices in the field of developing and operating ports and logistics support services.last_img read more

100 best Canadian songs of 2017

first_imgCan one song define 2017? We don’t think so — would it be a jam? A sob-along? An instrumental? — but 100 songs can certainly soundtrack a year.CBC Music’s team of producers and hosts took weeks to agree on the 100 Canadian songs that had the greatest impact in 2017. From homegrown talent that made waves outside of Canada and acts that influenced their respective genres, these 100 songs are ones that turned heads, rose up the charts or drummed up buzz that you couldn’t miss.READ MORE Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Saganash pulled off flight because he was too drunk report

first_imgAPTN National newsNDP MP Romeo Saganash apologized Monday after he was taken off an Air Canada Jazz flight Friday because he was too drunk to fly, CBC is reporting.“It was Friday, it had been a long week and we’re all stressed out at that time,” Saganash told CBC News. “I apologize…This is the first time that it has happened in 30 years in the air. I regret what happened and it won’t happen again.”Saganash, a Cree MP, represents the riding of Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou.Saganash has taken a temporary leave of absence from his role as MP to seek treatment.In a statement, posted on his website, Saganash said he is battling with a “dependence on alcohol” which he said was an illness.“Neither fatigue nor stress can justify what I did. I need help to overcome a medical problem, a dependence on alcohol, like far too many Canadians,” he said, in the statement. “I am not looking at excuses, but I know that profound scars were left on me because of my time in residential school. I never shied away from that. The death of my friend and mentor Jack Layton also greatly affected me. Like him, I needed a crutch. The leadership race wore me out, on top of taking me away from my children and my loved ones even more often.”Saganash also ran for the NDP leadership but later dropped out.last_img read more