Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BarbadosMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 16:25 IST Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse died aged 85. (Twitter/@windiescricket)HIGHLIGHTSFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse died aged 85Nurse died on Monday after a prolonged illnessNurse made his Test debut against England in 1960 and went to score 2,523 runs in his Test careerWisden Cricketer of the Year, Seymour Nurse, Barbados National Sports Council, Seymour Nurse died, 1966 West Indies tour of EnglandFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse has died after prolonged illness. Nurse, 85, is survived by his twin daughters.Barbados cricketer Desmond Haynes shared the news of his death on Monday in a Facebook post.”My coach my mentor, we all from the holders hill area love this man, we used to walk like Seymour bat like him and try to talk like him. Thanks for everything you have done for me. May he rest in peace and rise in glory,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Haynes as saying in the post.Nurse, who made his Test debut in 1960, went on to play 29 Tests for West Indies and scored 2,523 runs with six hundreds and ten fifties. The Barbados middle-order batsman suffered from many injuries after making his debut and it was not until the 1966 West Indies tour of England that Nurse established himself in the side.In memory of West Indies Legend Seymour Nurse, both teams wore black armbands and observed a minute of silence before the game.#WIvBAN #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/mQlYWe4gM6Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 7, 2019In that series, he scored 501 runs in five Tests, including four fifties and a hundred. In 1967, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.After retirement, he served as a Barbados selector, a team manager and was also a long-standing coach at the Barbados National Sports Council.Also Read | West Indies have X factor at 2019 ICC World Cup, says coach Floyd ReiferAlso Read | Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for 2019 World CupAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Seymour NurseFollow West Indies cricketFollow Barbados National Sports Council Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse played 29 Tests for his country and scored 2,523 runs. Nurse was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967 for his 501 runs in five Tests against England.advertisementlast_img read more

US factory orders increased 07 per cent in May following 2 months

WASHINGTON – U.S. factories received more orders in May from April after two consecutive months of declines, as businesses demanded more goods that signal investment plans.The Commerce Department says factory orders increased 0.7 per cent in May.Core capital goods, such as machinery and computers, rose 2.1 per cent. That’s better than the 1.6 per cent estimated in a preliminary report a week ago and is a good measure of companies’ plans to invest.The increase left orders for durable goods at $469 billion, up 43.5 per cent from their recession low reached in March 2009. But orders are down 2.5 per cent from their post-recession high hit in December.Manufacturing has slowed this year, hurt by declining consumer and business confidence and weaker global demand. by News Staff Posted Jul 3, 2012 10:11 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory orders increased 0.7 per cent in May following 2 months of declines read more

Ban names eminent advocates to propel achievement of new Sustainable Development Goals

The eminent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates “will build on their unique standing and leadership to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global development agenda,” a UN spokesperson said. “They are to support the Secretary-General in his efforts to generate momentum and commitment to achieve the SDGs by 2030,” the spokesperson added in a note to correspondents, which also listed the panellists.The co-chairs are Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Members include Queen Mathilde of Belgium; Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden; Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Chinese Alibaba Group of Internet-based businesses; and Leo Messi, the world renowned Argentine-born footballer, who is already a UN Children’s Fund Goodwill Ambassador.The 2030 Agenda, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at a summit at UN Headquarters in New York in September, calls on all countries to achieve 17 SDGs, addressing the needs of people in both developed and developing countries.They build on the earlier eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which specifically sought by 2015: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development.But progress on these was uneven across regions and countries, leaving millions of people behind, especially the poorest and those disadvantaged due to sex, age, disability, ethnicity or geographic location. This is where the SDGs come in.They stress everything from zero poverty, zero hunger, good health, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, and affordable clean energy, to decent work and economic growth, innovation, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities, responsible consumption, climate action, unpolluted oceans and land, and partnerships to achieve the goals.“The SDG Advocates will promote the universal character of the SDGs, including their commitment to leave no one behind; to promote the engagement of new stakeholders in the implementation and financing of the SDGs; to encourage partnerships with governments, civil society and the private sector to share knowledge and resources; and to raise awareness for the integrated nature of the SDGs,” the spokesperson said. The other Advocates are: Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Co-Founder of the Qatar Foundation; screenwriter, producer and film director Richard Curtis; Dho Young-Shim, Chairperson of the UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism Foundation; Leymah Gbowee, Director of the Gbowee Peace; Graça Machel, President of the Foundation for Community Development; Alaa Murabit; Founder of The Voice of Libyan Women; Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Colombia University; Shakira Mebarak, Founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation; actor Forest Whitaker, Founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative; and Noble Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Bank. read more