Limerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocations

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFine GaellimerickPatrick O’DonovanSenator Maria ByrneSports Capital Grantssports infrastructure Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsCommunityLimerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocationsBy Editor – November 29, 2017 1745 Facebook Previous articleCCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick townsNext articleLimerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work Editor WhatsApp Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Sports grants89 clubs and organisations in Limerick and Clare are to receive €2,465,629 of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.Confirming the allocations, Limerick City Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said they will help to develop sports infrastructure in the city and county.She also paid tribute to former Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Minister O’Donovan significantly shortened the application form, and published a helpful guide to the application process.There were also a series of regional workshops to assist applicants. I know from speaking to local clubs and organisations these measures really helped with their applications,” she explained.“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.“Fine Gael is using our economic progress to invest in communities around the country and ensure that everyone can benefit. Sport is just one important element of this. In 2016, more than €22.8 million was paid out to 680 organisations to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment through the excellent Sports Capital Programme,” Senator Byrne concluded.More news herelast_img read more

Nintendo Download: Stand Brave Against Creatures From the Grave

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Relive the legacy of three Blizzard classics – Blackthorne, The Lost Vikings and Rock N Roll Racing with the Blizzard Arcade Collection.center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 WhatsApp Nintendo Download: Stand Brave Against Creatures From the Grave Pinterest Previous articleCobalt Iron Secures Patent for Automatic, Dynamic Data Collection in Response to Detected Events and ConditionsNext articleKRAFTON, Inc. Announces the Future of Battle Royale, PUBG: NEW STATE Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

Tame Impala & Unknown Mortal Orchestra Bring Incredible Production And Music To The Greek

first_imgLoad remaining images Tame Impala took over the Bay Area this weekend with a pair of sold out shows at The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley with Unknown Mortal Orchestra supporting on Friday and Saturday September 2 and 3.The Australian quintet with a penchant for psychedelics has been on the front edge of popularity across the world and with lead singer and guitarist Kevin Parker’s collaboration with Mark Ronson on “Daffodils”, that stock is ever increasing.Tame Impala is made of up of Parker, Jay Watson and Dominic Simper share synthesizer, guitar and vocal duties, Cam Avery on bass and vocals and Julien Barbagallo manning the drum kit as well as adding complex vocal harmonies.They are currently on tour for their third full-length album Currents and each week this summer has taken them to a different corner of the world, including a total of 12 stand-out appearances in the United States this summer. From a near-instant sell out of Red Rocks in Colorado, Project Pabst in the Pacific Northwest and a pair of shows at The Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, Tame Impala has been greeted with more than slightly enthused fans.One thing about having a highly technical stage production around subtlety nuanced psychedelia is that once you have got what you are going for, there isn’t much room to wiggle. Fans who made it a point to catch more than one of the band’s appearances throughout the summer would have most likely been treated to the same songs, most likely in the same order, too.However, the quality of production that Tame Impala put on was second to none and it was personally the most impressive combination of music and visual cues that I have witnessed since my virgin Red Rocks performance. Featuring Beats Antique opening for Primus’ Chocolate Factory show in the freezing rain, I didn’t have any other real or comparable benchmark for something of this caliber. It didn’t matter whether they played the exact same songs or not because against the moment, it was completely irrelevant.For many music fans that prefer to see a new set list every night and an ultimately unique experience, this might come as a disappointment; Unknown Mortal Orchestra also played it safe and stuck to what they had prepared, but they also were able to keep the crowd on their toes to some degree. But the best part of having your go-to routine down flawlessly, is that that you can execute it, flawlessly.The excitement in the crowd mixed with the back-to-school fervor of UC Berkeley. It was impossible not to walk by or against fraternity rushes and groups of freshman trying to decide where they needed to be. But as young as the evening was, there was still plenty of time for the main event on campus. By the time Unknown Mortal Orchestra took the stage (15 minutes early at 7:45PM), the entirety of the venue was nearly full and screaming.UMO, a cross-continental foursome between Oregon, USA and Auckland, New Zealand made up of Ruban Nielson, Jake Portrait, Quincy McCrary and Riley Geare, took control of the evening fairly easily, although for the first few songs they let the crowd think they were in charge by keeping the opening selections “From The Sun” > “How Can You Luv Me” on par with the majority of their shows.Three songs in, however, they let the Bay Area know they knew where they were and bobbed into an upbeat, fast paced take on the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street”. The rail riders, comprised mostly of teen screamers dying for Tame Impala to grace their sightline, had no idea what was going on, but for the only instance the rest of the evening, they were drowned out.Watch the band’s music video for “Shakedown Street” below.“Thought Ballune” and older tune from 2011’s self-titled debut album Unknown Mortal Orchestra followed, with their latest single “The World Is Crowded” right behind it. They continued skipping between their albums, moving onto “So Good At Being In Trouble” from 2013’s II.There was a noticeable difference in song structure between each selection and the corresponding time period. In the newer song, “Crowded”, Nielson bounced around the stage in a very Prince-inspired manner with cleaner and crisper vocals and the song was upbeat and full. In contrast, the older songs featured heavily filtered vocals and a more punk rock sense of maddening melodies.“Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)” featured a killer keys solo at the song’s end. The lights went low save for a spot light on the McCrary, and the rest of the band bowed or took a knee. During the song “Stage or Screen”, Nielson climbed the lighting rig on the side of the stage, reaching a height of over 40 feet while his band and crew did their best to keep from panicking.They ended their hour long, 11 song set with their breakout single “Ffunny Ffriends” and two songs from their most recent release, 2015’s Multi-Love: the title track, and the single “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”. Easily the most impressive thing about UMO was their aloof presence on stage and how little it translated into an aloof selection of music. None of the songs sounded the same, and they touched on several genres that are not easy to extrapolate from. The vocals were overtouched for the most part, but the aesthetic played well with the music overall.But the main event, Tame Impala, was not, could not be overshadowed. Even before they took the stage, they were creating fevered excitement with their sound and sight engineers setting up the stage, all dressed in white lab coats. It’s safe to say Tame Impala uses mad science to craft their sound.Every time a mic was checked and a string was tuned or an image blasted on the backdrop, legions of screaming fans let loose. By the time Tame Impala took the stage and the lights went down for real at 9:15PM, the crowd was deafening and demanding.If you’ve been following them this summer, you already know that they opened with “Nangs” and slid into one of the most critically acclaimed songs of 2015, “Let It Happen”. It, obvious to those in attendance, means no less than 4 confetti cannons that pulsate metric tons of bits of paper into the sky. Just let it happen. Usually a display arranged for a finale of sorts, Tame Impala chose to open their show with at least an equal enthusiasm that they were receiving from the crowd.“Mind Mischief” melted into a tease of “Music To Walk Home By” before launching full force into the aching pair of “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” and “Why Won’t They Talk To Me?” Parker took a break to address the crowd at this point, making sure that everyone was OK and asking how everyone was feeling before introducing “The Moment”.Parker’s sleeper hit “Elephant” barreled through the speakers next, followed by “The Less I Know The Better”. Technically the only cover of the evening, “Daffodils”, was the tenth song in less than an hour that the band hit on. Working with The Greek’s strict 11PM curfew, they were not taking many liberties with their time and keeping the songs relatively straightforward. There were extended intros and outros, but it was not until the next track, “Eventually” that they finally opened up a song and explored it from the inside out via an in the moment jam.A pair of tracks from 2010’s debut album Innerspeaker, “Alter Ego” and “It Is Not Meant To Be” were sandwiched around “Oscilly”, a non-specific noise track that is not featured on any official recording. Essentially, “Ocsilly” saw the band leave Parker alone onstage with a guitar and his back to the crowd. On the projector was an image that measured the harmonics of the notes being played. Parker ran through circles, flower of life interpretations and star patterns, all manipulated by the notes and tones he plays on his guitar, harmonious and discordant alike before the rest of the band returned for “It’s Not Meant To Be”.They closed their set with a spacey, ten minutes of noise around “Apocalypse Dreams”, eventually walking off the stage after setting down their instruments, still ringing and garnering a massive amount of feedback before the mad scientist engineers returned to the stage to assess the damage.Once the noise stopped and the engineers checked everything out, the band returned, drinking beer that tasted like vegemite and addressing the crowd. “We were out in Oakland last night,” said Parker. “We got pretty shitfaced, I didn’t think I was going to play the show tonight. You guys are better than painkillers.”For the encore, they chose the ultra-dreamy “Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards” and “New Person Same Old Mistakes” to close the show, accompanied again by multiple blasts from their confetti cannons.The hype is real. Missing Tame Impala ought to be avoided at any cost.last_img read more

Colombia, Mexico and U.S. Collaborate to Seize Millions

first_imgBy Dialogo October 06, 2010 Colombian authorities seized a total of $120 million and 17 million euros in cash allegedly belonging to one of Colombia’s most-wanted narcotraffickers, Daniel Barrera, aka “El Loco” (The Crazy One). After one year of investigations on a cartel led by Barrera, a final operation led Colombian officials to a seizure of $29 million and 17 million euros from a home south of Bogota on October 4, according to Colombian Minister of Defense Rodrigo Rivera. Throughout the year, investigations launched simultaneously in the United States and Mexico yielded the seizure of some $28 million from various containers arriving in Colombia’s Buenaventura port from Mexico. “It’s the biggest seizure of drug money in this country’s history,” stated Rivera according to Colombian daily El Tiempo. National Police Director Oscar Naranjo announced that Operation “Cuenca del Pacífico” was also carried out with Mexican cooperation, reported Reuters news agency. Naranjo added that the seizure would destabilize a strong trafficking ring that extended beyond Mexico to Europe, reported AFP news agency. While authorities were offering a $2.7 million reward for Barrera’s capture, 20 others were detained in the operation, three of whom were wanted in the U.S. for connections to drug-trafficking.last_img read more

Lawyers pick up seats in the Florida Legislature

first_img December 1, 2000 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Lawyers pick up seats in the Florida Legislature Lawyers pick up seats in the Florida Legislature Senior Editor At least 21 attorneys, two in the Florida Senate and 19 in the House, were chosen by Florida voters as state legislators in balloting November 7.The results mean, according to unofficial Bar figures, that for the 2000-2002 session there will be 29 attorneys in the House, since 10 were unopposed or won their seats in the first or second primary. That’s two more than the 1998-2000 term. For the Senate, there will be 13 lawyers serving, six who were in the middle of their terms, five who were unopposed and the two elected on November 7 — the same as in the 1998-2000 session.In state Senate races, lawyers won two of the four races they were in.In District 5, former Eighth Circuit State attorney and Democrat Rod Smith defeated Republican Dr. Bob Casey, a former state representative, 57 to 43 percent. In District 13, former state Rep. Victor Crist, a Republican, defeated attorney Kathy Castor 52 to 48 percent.In District 31, former state Rep. Debby P. Sanderson, a Republican, defeated attorney and Democrat John Gillespie 53 to 47 percent. And in District 35, attorney and incumbent Sen. Tom Rossin defeated Republican David Vaughan 61 to 35 percent. A Reform Party candidate garnered almost 5 percent in that race.According to an unofficial tally (it is possible some Bar member candidates were overlooked), Bar members were involved in 24 House races on the November ballot, and won 19 of those contests. (In one contest, both candidates were lawyers.)In District 5, Democrat and attorney Roy Lake was defeated by Republican Roy Brown 33 to 67 percent. In District 9, attorney and Democrat Loranne Ausley defeated Republican Manny Joanos 56 to 44 percent. In District 21, attorney and Republican Joe H. Pickens defeated Democrat Skeet Alford 56 to 44 percent. In District 24, attorney and Democrat Judy Johnson was defeated by Dennis K. Baxley 41.5 to 58.5 percent.In District 33, attorney and Speaker-designate Tom Feeney, a Republican, defeated Democrat Glenda Conley 59.5 to 40.5 percent. In District 36, Republican Allen Trovillion defeated attorney and Democrat Alana Brenner 51.5 to 48.5 percent. In District 37, attorney and Republican David Simmons defeated Democrat Ali Shahnami 70 to 30 percent.In District 40, Democrat and attorney Stuart Buchanan was defeated by Republican Andy Gardiner 45.5 to 54.5 percent. In District 41, attorney and Democrat Ali Kirk Mashayekhi was defeated by Republican incumbent Randy Johnson 32 to 68 percent. In District 48, attorney and Republican incumbent Gus Michael Bilirakis defeated Chris Gregg, with no party affiliation, 79.5 to 20.5 percent.In District 49, attorney and Republican incumbent Larry Crow defeated Democrat Sue Humphreys 52 to 48 percent. In District 62, attorney and Republican incumbent Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr., defeated Democrat John Wayne Clark 66 to 34 percent. In District 63, attorney and Republican Dennis A. Ross defeated Democrat Coy W. Castleberry 65 to 35 percent.In District 71, attorney and Republican Jerry Paul defeated a write-in candidate with nearly 100 percent of the vote. In District 73, attorney and Republican incumbent Bruce Kyle defeated attorney Maria Lara Peet, 62 to 38 percent (in apparently the only general election race where both candidates were lawyers). In District 74, attorney and Republican Jeff Kottkamp defeated a write-in candidate with nearly 100 percent of the vote.In District 82, attorney and Republican Joe Negron defeated a write-in candidate with nearly 100 percent of the vote. In District 85, attorney and Democrat incumbent Lois J. Frankel defeated Republican Cheryle A. Carpenter 63 to 37 percent.In District 92, attorney and Democrat John P. “Jack” Seiler defeated Republican Stephen M. Greep, Jr., 60.5 to 39.5 percent. In District 96, attorney and Democrat incumbent Stacy Ritter defeated Republican Joseph Kaufman 68.5 to 31.5 percent. In District 106, attorney and Democrat Dan Gelber defeated Mike Calhoun, with no party affiliation, 85 to 15 percent.In District 108, attorney and Democrat Philip J. Brutus defeated Republican Reginald Thompson 82 to 16 percent, with a third candidate getting 2 percent. In District 117, attorney and Republican incumbent Carlos Lacasa defeated a write-in candidate with nearly 100 percent of the vote. In District 119, attorney and Democrat Cindy Lerner defeated Republican Tom David 51 to 49 percent.last_img read more

Tony Stempeck, Guardian of a Restaurant’s Legacy, Dies at 63

first_imgAround a decade ago, Mr. Stempeck devised a way to determine what exactly went into the dishes.“I went down to the restaurant, weighed every canister of spice in the kitchen, she made the sauce, I reweighed the canisters, and then we knew,” he told The Reno Gazette Journal.- Advertisement – After the death of Mr. Stempeck’s mother, Ms. Kramer ordered business cards for him inscribed with her old title: owner-operator.They arrived the day Mr. Stempeck died. One night while working at Casale’s he took the purse of Janet D’Amico, a customer, and hid it behind the bar to keep her around. They had a whirlwind courtship, married in 1990 and divorced in 2003. Ms. D’Amico died in 2007.In addition to his daughter Haley, Mr. Stempeck is survived by another daughter, Cierra Marin; two brothers, Charlie and John Stempeck; three sisters, Madaline Zanoni, Maria Rogers and Helen Jayme; and his partner, Lynne Clark.A devoted father, Mr. Stempeck ordered wood chips and top soil for the construction of a playground at his daughters’ elementary school. He volunteered in the school’s front office, as a crossing guard, at bake sales, at spaghetti buffet fund-raisers. Casale’s regulars, accustomed to the Tony who poured shots of Jägermeister, found it hard to believe, but for two years running he was parent of the year.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – For the first time, the Casale’s family had written recipes.“We’ve been raised to take the restaurant over,” Mr. Stempeck added. “It’s a part of keeping Old Reno alive.”Anthony Patrick Stempeck was born on March 2, 1957, in Reno. His mother and his father, Casimir Stempeck — known by his Navy nickname, Steamboat — ran Casale’s, which Ms. Stempeck’s maternal grandparents had founded as a grocery store in 1937. Tony grew up in a house out back, so close that he could leap from his front door into the back door of the restaurant. He graduated from Sparks High School in 1975.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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The Latest: Klopp welcomes ‘massive lift’ for reunited squad

first_imgThe training camp will be conducted under strict health guidelines and the players will not be allowed to venture out of the training venue or their hotel for personal purposes during the camp, the board said.There are 1,630 COVID-19 cases reported from Sri Lanka so far with 10 deaths. Authorities say these come from identifiable clusters and from among those returning from overseas.___The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he acquired COVID-19 and was concerned for his life in mid-March.Gian Piero Gasperini tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. The Latest: Klopp welcomes ‘massive lift’ for reunited squad “We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives – since we played football, pretty much,” Klopp said.___Sri Lanka’s national cricket squad will start training from Monday after more than two months of restrictions.Sri Lanka Cricket announced Sunday that 13 players for the men’s team — selected across the three formats of the game — will undergo a 12-day residential training camp at Colombo Cricket Club.Bowlers dominate the squad. They will need more time for conditioning before going into matches, the cricket board said. May 31, 2020 English football has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic but “Project Restart” is well underway and the Premier League is set resume on June 17.Liverpool has a massive 25-point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City.Liverpool stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days, with Klopp looking to hit the ground running in the postponed Merseyside derby.“We don’t have to be match-fit now,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “We try it with increasing intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think. That’s the moment when we want to be at 100%.”Klopp noted the length of the break was unprecedented.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years. He says that when he returned to Bergamo, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, “I didn’t have a fever but I felt destroyed and as if I had a 40-degree (Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit) fever.”He adds, “Every two minutes an ambulance passed by as there’s a hospital nearby. It seemed like a war. At night, I would think, ‘If go in (the hospital), what will happen to me?’”Gasperini said he quickly recovered without checking into the hospital and didn’t confirm he had the virus until the entire Atalanta team was tested 10 days ago. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press last_img read more

Simmons’ triple-double lifts Sixers over Pistons

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bledsoe sent home after reeling Suns fire Watson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots as Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Four games into his NBA career, Ben Simmons already has a triple-double to his credit.And with some help from Joel Embiid, he finally led the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory.Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Embiid scored 30 points to lift the 76ers to a 97-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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I’m not saying the players couldn’t have done things better, but we didn’t have a good game plan for him.”Drummond had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons.TIP-INS76ers: Simmons had double-doubles in his first three games, but Philadelphia lost them all.Pistons: Drummond moved into sixth place on Detroit’s career rebounding list, passing Walter Dukes. Drummond is now four shy of 5,000. … All Detroit starters scored in double figures except Stanley Johnson, who went without a point. Reggie Jackson had 16 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT SLIPPERYThis was the second Pistons game at Little Caesars Arena, the new downtown venue they share with the Detroit Red Wings. The people mopping the floor were pretty busy trying to keep it dry in the second half, and 76ers coach Brett Brown said he was glad nobody was hurt.“You can appreciate our reaction when you see Joel Embiid slip and slide and then hold his knee,” Brown said. “And then 30 seconds later, Jerryd Bayless goes down and starts holding his hip. We’ve experienced a lot of injuries. It’s not anybody’s fault. It just happened. There was a wet part of the floor and we were lucky to get away without any injuries.”Embiid (left knee) sat out the game at Toronto. He shot 11 of 15 from the field against Detroit, although he did turn the ball over seven times.NEW FACILITYThe Pistons and Henry Ford Health System broke ground on a new complex a couple miles north of Little Caesars Arena that will house a training facility and corporate headquarters for the franchise. It’s scheduled to open in 2019.UP NEXT76ers: Philadelphia hosts Houston on Wednesday night.Pistons: Detroit hosts Minnesota on Wednesday night before heading on a three-game western trip. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Detroit, which rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks on Saturday night , fell behind by 21 again in the second quarter against the 76ers. The Pistons chipped away and were within three in the fourth, but Philadelphia held on.“It’s awesome to have a triple-double, but at the same time, it’s even better to have a win,” Simmons said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSimmons was the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft before missing all of last season with a foot injury. He finished two assists shy of a triple-double at Toronto on Saturday night, and his skill and versatility were evident in Detroit.Philadelphia never trailed. It was 56-43 at halftime and 75-67 after three quarters before the Pistons cut the deficit to three on a 3-pointer by Anthony Tolliver. The teams traded baskets for a bit before a three-point play by Robert Covington and 3-pointer by T.J. McConnell put the 76ers up by nine. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

World T20: England overcome batting slide to beat Afghanistan

first_imgEngland overcame a batting collapse to beat Afghanistan by 15 runs for its second win in three matches at the World Twenty20 today. England was 57-6 in the 10th over and 85-7 in the 15th, but thanks to a boost from Moeen Ali (41 not out) and David Willey (20 not out), it finished on a defendable 142-7.Willey then took 2-23 with the new ball and Ali chipped in with 1-17 as Afghanistan looks wickets frequently and could manage only 127-9 in reply. England, which beat South Africa but lost to the West Indies, survived its early scare after electing to bat because Ali and Willey resurrected the innings after coming together at 85-7.The left-handers steadied the innings and stepped up the run scoring, their 57-run stand including 44 runs in the last three overs, and 25 off the 19th bowled by left-arm spinner Amir Hamza.Ali struck four fours and a six off 33 balls, while Willey smashed two sixes off 17 deliveries. England’s innings went off track as it lost three wickets in the space of four deliveries during the sixth over bowled by offspinner Mohammad Nabi.Nabi took a return catch to dismiss opener James Vince (22), and captain Eoin Morgan was out without scoring off the next ball as he shouldered arms to a delivery outside the off stump. Joe Root was run out two deliveries later as England slipped from 42-1 to 42-4.Legspinners Samiuallah Shenwari and Rashid Khan kept up the pressure.Shenwari had Jos Buttler (6) caught at cover by Nabi. Ben Stokes (7) was bowled off the inside edge off a googly from Rashid, and Chris Jordan (15) was out to a return catch.advertisementAfter Ali and Willey put up their rescue act, England bowled aggressively to dismiss the challenge from Afghanistan, which fell to its third consecutive defeat.”They play a great band of cricket,” Morgan said. “If you underperform, you can come unstuck. We didn’t adapt to the pitch. We didn’t get that right. To get up to 143, Ali and Willey played really well. And I thought we fielded well and bowled well.”Willey dismissed Mohammad Shahzad (4) leg before wicket in the first over of the innings and Gulbadin Naib (0) in the third as the batsman tried to clear the infield but was caught at extra-cover. Afghanistan was 13-3 at that stage.Legspinner Adil Rashid claimed two wickets while pace bowler Liam Plunkett bowled a lively spell for 4-1-12-0 to ensure Afghanistan could not come back in the game as wickets fell at regular intervals.The batsmen failed to get big scores but No. 9 Shafiqullah produced a valiant 35 not out off 20 balls that left Afghanistan to get 24 runs off the last over bowled by Ben Stokes with only one wicket in hand.last_img read more