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Ashes 2019: Don’t want England to rely just on Jofra Archer to beat Australia, says Paul Collingwood

first_imgAshes 2019: Don’t want England to rely just on Jofra Archer to beat Australia, says Paul CollingwoodAshes 2019: With James Anderson ruled out of the Lord’s Test, Jofra Archer is set to make his Test debut in the 2nd match starting Wednesday.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 12:46 IST Jofra Archer is expected to make his Test debut for England in the 2nd match vs Australia on Wednesday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJofra Archer will replace James Anderson in England’s playing XI for the 2nd Ashes TestArcher’s career has been on a rapid rise since this year’s IPL and the Cricket World CupEngland are trailing 0-1 in the 5-match series after losing the 1st Test by 251 runs at EdgbastonEngland assistant coach Paul Collingwood believes Joe Root and Co. should not put too much pressure on Jofra Archer and cannot afford to rely just on him in their bid to level the Ashes series against Australia in London.England were beaten comprehensively by 251 runs by Australia in the first Test at Edgbaston last week with Archer left out with a side injury.However, with James Anderson ruled out of the Lord’s Test, Archer is set to make his Test debut in the match starting Wednesday.”We can’t say ‘look Jofra, you are coming in to answer all the questions Australia are asking’,” BBC Sport quoted Collingwood as saying.”He is going to add what we have already,” Collingwood said.”We have got a very good seam attack and he gives us different options.”He does have the confidence and X-factor about him but I don’t want the team to rely on a young lad coming in and expecting him to beat the Aussies. It doesn’t work like that,” he added.Meanwhile, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said he expects Archer to “have an impact” at Lord’s if he is given his debut.Archer grabbed the attention of the larger global cricketing audience with his exploits in the Indian Premier League before storming into the international cricket scene with his stellar performance in England’s successful 2019 World Cup campaign. The Barbados-born fast bowler has 131 wickets in 28 First Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formats.The 24-year-old, however, has said that his performance in the World Cup should not lead to unreasonable expectations.advertisement”What I would say is don’t expect any miracles, firstly! Hopefully, I’m gonna make my debut sooner rather than later and I’ll come in and do what I can. I can’t work miracles – I’ll try to, but I don’t think that’s how it might pan out. I’ll try my best and I can only give my best,” he said.Also Read | Justin Langer expects David Warner to fire in 2nd Ashes Test: He’s got that look in his eyesAlso Read | I’ve never been better: Jofra Archer ahead of Ashes debutAlso Read | Ashes: Justin Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord’s in 2nd TestFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow The AshesFollow England VS AustraliaFollow ENG v AUSlast_img read more

Province Ensuring Children Get Strong Start in Life

first_imgFamilies will have better access to the supports they need to ensure their children get a strong start in life thanks to changes and funding announced in this year’s budget. Premier Darrell Dexter and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Ramona Jennex visited Rockingstone Heights School in Halifax today, April 10, to talk about the initiatives, which include integrating provincial programs and services for children and families, establishing early years centres, and free, comprehensive screening of children at 18 and 36 months. “I’ve talked to many parents and grandparents over the years,” said Premier Dexter. “They tell me that the health and education of their children needs to be a priority for government, and that the success of our province depends on the foundation our young people get early on. I couldn’t agree more. “With so many great opportunities on the way for Nova Scotians, I want to make sure that each and every one of our children gets the best possible start in life to help them reach their full potential. These changes will help to do that.” Research shows the years from birth to age 6 are the most important in a child’s development, the premier said. To ensure a better focus on those years, the province announced in the Speech from the Throne last month that it was expanding the Department of Education to include an early years branch, which created the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. “We have many great services and programs for young children and families,” said Ms. Jennex. “Families were having a hard time navigating the system to access those supports. These changes are about doing the great work already being done more efficiently, so more children and their families can access and benefit from the resources available.” The early years branch creates a team of early childhood development experts from the departments of Community Services, Health and Wellness, and Education to enhance collaboration, strengthen expertise and expand knowledge. “I am very pleased to hear that so much is being done to integrate supports for children and families,” said parent Christine Lane. “I’ve been involved with early intervention programs for almost 10 years with my son, and have found them very helpful. Having such expertise together in one department will make the transition to school smoother for children, families and the schools.” The province is also establishing three early years centres across the province that will provide support for young children and their families at accessible locations in the community. These centres build on the highly successful SchoolsPlus model being used in schools like Rockingstone Heights, and will help bring seamless access to regulated child care, early learning programs, early intervention and parent education. Through the early years branch, the province is developing a comprehensive plan for checkups with families when a child is 18 months old and again at 36 months. These free visits are designed to identify a child’s needs early, to ensure supports are in place when the child starts school. These steps are based on feedback in response to the Early Years discussion paper released in May. More than 1,000 Nova Scotians attended focus groups and interested groups sessions and provided written submissions on how to improve supports for children and families.last_img read more

New Acting Associate Dean ready to help Social Sciences realize potential

The Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Zinga as Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research.Zinga’s appointment follows the appointment of Diane Dupont as the Interim Dean of Graduate Studies. Dupont held the position of Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in Social Sciences from July, 2013 until Dec. 31, 2017.“We are delighted to welcome Dawn to her new role,” said Ingrid Makus, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. “We are grateful to her for stepping in and bringing her expertise and knowledge to serve the Faculty.”Thomas Dunk, Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic, echoed Makus’ enthusiasm for Zinga’s appointment.“We are privileged to have Dawn step into the role,” said Dunk. “Her familiarity with interdisciplinary programs and research and with scholarship and teaching that serves First Nations students is an asset for the Faculty and for all of Brock University.”Zinga joined the Department of Child and Youth Studies in 2002 as an instructor, and by 2005, she held a tenure-track position in the department. In 2015, she became chair of the department — a position she had to leave to accept her appointment in the Dean’s office.A full professor and accomplished researcher and graduate supervisor, Zinga will now facilitate research activities oversee the Faculty’s eleven graduate programs, providing support to Graduate Program Directors and graduate students.Zinga said she’s excited to work more closely with faculty, staff and students throughout Social Sciences.“I believe that both the Faculty and Brock are at pivotal periods and poised to demonstrate the unique opportunities that our many programs have for graduate students,” she said. “I look forward to working collectively to ensure that potential is fully realized.”Makus also expressed gratitude to Diane Dupont for her years of service.“Diane’s dedication to research excellence, commitment to graduate student success, and leadership in moving the Faculty forward on all fronts have been simply outstanding. We are grateful for her extensive contributions to the flourishing of the Faculty and the University and wish her all the best in her new role in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.”Dupont said she enjoyed her time as Associate Dean.“It gave me the opportunity to better understand the broad spectrum of research being undertaken by faculty and students at Brock,” she said. “I particularly enjoyed chairing MA thesis defences and hearing about the many lines of inquiry being investigated by graduate students.”Dupont also expressed gratitude to the many faculty members who provided valuable service in support of research and graduate activities, and to her colleagues in the Dean’s office. read more