Desperate England recall opener Keaton Jennings for third Test vs West Indies

first_imgEngland have recalled misfiring opener Keaton Jennings and dropped wicketkeeper Ben Foakes for the third and final Test against the West Indies, which starts in St Lucia on Saturday with the hosts already 2-0 up.Jennings, who averages 25.86 from his 16 Tests, was dropped for the second Test in Antigua for Joe Denly, who retains his place along with fellow opener Rory Burns.Foakes, who was unable to don the wicketkeeper’s gloves in the 10-wicket Antigua defeat through injury, was passed fit but overlooked – with Jonny Bairstow back behind the stumps.The selectors have named a 12-man squad with Sam Curran or the recalled Mark Wood set to miss out if Ben Stokes, as expected, is fit to play after recovering from a heel injury. England have had a torrid series, being bowled out for 77 in the first innings of the first Test in Barbados and being blown away in three days in the second in Antigua.”There is plenty to play for in this game especially off the back of our two previous performances,” said captain Joe Root. “There is an Ashes around the corner and it is an opportunity for those guys to show how good they are and put their hand up and put in some proper performances.”I think a lot of it comes down to a mental approach individually with the bat and I think that clarity coming into this game is really important.”England squad for the third Test against West Indies:Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more


first_imgSenator Joni Ernst says she’s “thrilled” by victories across the country by her fellow Republicans — and she predicts quick action in the Republican-led congress next year on “ObamaCare issues” and tax reform.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………on our plate.” :09Ernst is cautioning against being too optimistic about an immediate repeal of the health care law, however.Republicans have won just 51 seats in the U.S. Senate.At least nine senate democrats would have to join Republicans next year to cut off debate and hold a vote on legislation.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….a pathway.” :27In addition, If the law were immediately repealed, as many as 200-thousand Iowans could become uninsured.More than 45-thousand Iowans are getting “ObamaCare” subsidies to buy private insurance and over 150-thousand other low-income Iowans are now covered by government-paid Medicaid because of the law.Some Republican bills to “repeal and replace ObamaCare” have outlined a two-year transition period and Ernst suggests that’s a proper path.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….really important.” :09In October, after premium increases in the “ObamaCare” exchanges were announced, Ernst said those “rising costs once again prove the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable.”last_img read more

Eimskip Buying Nor Lines to Expand Presence in Norway

first_imgzoom In an effort to expand its presence in Norway, the Reykjavik-based shipping company Eimskip has reached an agreement to acquire the Norwegian shipping and logistics company Nor Lines. The company now plans to restructure Nor Lines’ business in order to improve its services and profitability by aligning it with Eimskip’s current operations in Norway.Nor Lines operates a fleet consisting of seven cargo vessels that operate three different trade lanes in and out of Norway.Restructuring will be made to the vessel fleet and the operation of the company, where Eimskip will take over the operation of five vessels out of the seven and thereby strengthen the combined service network between Norway, continental Europe and the Baltic Sea.Out of the five vessels, one will be owned and four will be chartered.Furthermore, Nor Lines is selling cargo capacity on the 11 vessels of Hurtigruten, which operates along Norway’s western and northern coast, calling 32 ports on a daily basis.Completion of the transaction is subject to approval by the Norwegian Competition Authority.The estimated annual turnover of Nor Lines, which handles general and reefer cargo on sea and land, amounts to around EUR 110 million (USD 122 million). Eimskip said that the acquisition is financed with cash.“The acquisition of Nor Lines is a large step in widening the service scope and strengthening the current services of Eimskip in Norway,” Gylfi Sigfússon, President and CEO of Eimskip, said.last_img read more