England were caught out by Australia’s aggression during the ill-fated 2013/14 Ashes campaign but captain Joe Root says they are fully prepared for short-pitched bowling and on-field chatter when the series kicks off in Brisbane next week. (England’s Moeen Ali fit to return ahead of Ashes opener)Root was a member of Alastair Cook’s side that was demolished by a Mitchell Johnson-led pace assault and sledged relentlessly throughout the 5-0 series defeat four years ago.Root, then 22, won praise for a defiant half-century in the Adelaide Test but, like the rest of the England batters, struggled to score runs on most of Australia’s pitches.”I think last time it maybe caught us out,” Root told reporters on Tuesday in Townsville where England are preparing for their final warmup match against a Cricket Australia XI.”I think we’re a little bit wiser to it this time around. (The Ashes: England’s Jake Ball in doubt for warmup game, George Garton drafted in)”It’s still about making sure we’re absolutely prepared for any scenario out there.”We’re expecting it to be hostile, we’re expecting it to be very loud and rowdy atmosphere at the Gabba.”Hopefully we’ll be in a really good place and really ready for that because I think we’ve got our heads round what to expect.”With all-rounder Ben Stokes absent from the tour, Root will have a bigger load to carry in leading a team with a number of inexperienced batsmen.Australia spinner Nathan Lyon said last week the home side’s bowlers would compete fiercely for the England captain’s wicket.advertisementRoot was unfazed by the attention.”I’ve heard a lot of chat about them targeting me in particular,” he said.”From our point of view we’ll be targeting every single one of them, we won’t be singling any guys out.”Bring it on. It’s what it’s about. You want that competitive element and those little in-house rivalries, if you like.”Former England captain and media pundit Michael Vaughan has accused Australia of making things hard for England in their preparations by serving up low-quality tour sides away from the Test venues.The tourists will play another modest Cricket Australia XI in the remote northern city of Townsville from Wednesday.Root said it was nothing different from the last tour.”I think we’ve mentally approached that slightly differently this time round and probably slightly better, if I’m being brutally honest,” he said.”Obviously it would have been nice to get a feel for the grounds, especially for the guys who haven’t played at those venues.”I don’t think it makes too much of a difference.”
he picked up the phone to the owner
April 11th, province, city people Ms. Wang call the newspaper news hotline 96369, tells the story of her mobile phone lost thing.
April 3rd, when Ms. Wang accidentally lost their smart phones, but more importantly, there are hundreds of important mobile communication information. Ms. Wang is worried about trouble, friends try to call the phone number has been lost, I did not expect the phone is through. Ms. Wang holding the last glimmer of hope, lost to the phone sent a text message, but the other side to call, said: I picked up your phone, you go to the paper street, a noodle shop to claim." Ms. Yang was excited and moved, less than an hour before, I did not expect to lose something so quickly found, they hurried to get the phone.
originally picked up the phone is the provincial capital of the square street Jincheng beef noodle shop owner Ma Cheng, Ms. Wang went to the noodle shop, Ma Cheng took out the phone and returned to her, Ms. Wang would like to reward Ma Cheng was rejected. (author: Mo Qing)
he picked up the wallet and other owners to
"lost wallet can be found again, I really did not expect it! Thank you for the creditthat the shopkeeper." April 11th, the provincial city people Wu call the newspaper 96369 News Hotline said.
, according to Ms. Wu, 10, around 8, Ms. Wu in the teaching of a street named Jade Dragon food store after buying things, hurried out of the shop door. Near noon, Wu ready to eat. In the bag can be carried over and over again, is not a trace of the wallet.
feel a glimmer of hope Ms. Wu finally came to jade dragon food store, looking for the lost wallet. Fortunately, Ms. Wu’s wallet in the canteen.
store boss said: after the departure of Ms. Wu, was found on the counter has a red brown wallet. Can be chased out, the owner has long been missing. Had to wait for the owner to get the owner, can wait for a long time no one to take, almost to the police station will be sent to the wallet."
wallet in addition to containing 2600 yuan in cash, as well as bank cards, ID cards and other important items. Not a little money, not the same thing lost." Ms. Wu said, at that time, she took out 200 yuan from the wallet to thank the owner, but the owner said nothing. (author: Fan Chengcheng)
she saw the potential waiting for the owner
April 11th, the public Zhang call the newspaper hotline 96369 reflect, in April 10th, he was in the Yangtze River in the urban area of the parking lot, forget to close the window. After passing the public to see Ms. Dong, they waited for half an hour at the roadside, and so Mr. Zhang to do it back, Miss Dong left. "There’s my handbag and cell phone on the bus, thanks to the good people, or my loss is big." Mr. Zhang said.
April 10th, Ms. Dong saw a car parked on the way home;
RelatedPosts Watford, Bournemouth relegated from Premier League Pearson overwhelmed by fans support after Watford sacking EPL: Foxes attack Watford Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic were on target as Chelsea secured a fourth straight away win with a 2-1 success at struggling Watford.Abraham put the visitors in front with a fine lob after just five minutes following an incredible Jorginho assist.The Italian, in the style of his coach Frank Lampard, steered a stunning first-time curling ball into Abraham’s path and the 22-year-old lifted it over Foster to end a four-game run without a goal.Shortly after, Abraham should have had his second of the evening. Mason Mount had a crack from 20 yards, the ball deflected into Abraham’s path and he tried to slot it past Foster, who was alive to it tipping it wide.From the resulting corner, Christian Pulisic met Willian’s delivery with a looping header and Foster did marvellously to claw the ball away before it bounced into the far corner.The 36-year-old was being kept very busy as he attempted to keep his side in the game and his efforts nearly paid off when Gerard Deulofeu’s low drive flashed past the far post.Mount showed his talent to dribble around three defenders and shoot from 25 yards, forcing Foster into another fine save to keep the gap to one goal at the break.But the Blues were just as keen to put the game to bed when they came out for the second half and made it count just 10 minutes after. Willian found Abraham on the edge of the box on the right and his cutback was met by Pulisic, who tapped home from close range.The visitors, who had scored 16 goals in five away league games, were aiming to pile on the misery with Pulisic and Abraham both going close to adding to their tallies.But it was Watford who got back in it with a controversial penalty award via VAR. Jorginho was adjudged to have tripped Deulofeu inside the box and the Spaniard stepped up to slot into the corner.Despite the Hornets’ best efforts to find an equaliser, the Blues held on to another three points on the road to climb into third and keep within two points of Manchester City. Tags: Watford FC
EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – It’s official, Bill C-69 has been proclaimed law in Canada.The bill which critics labelled the ‘No More Pipelines Act’ will change how major energy projects are reviewed and approved in Canada and has received heavy criticism from the oil and gas sector and several provincial governments.In a statement released Wednesday night, the UCP said “This is a dark day for Alberta and Canada as a whole. As we have said loudly and repeatedly, this act is an unconstitutional attack on Alberta and our vital economic interests.”The statement also said the government will take its fight to Ottawa and launch a constitutional challenge against C-69.In June the bill passed through the Senate with a vote of 164-56. The Senate had proposed nearly 200 amendments to the bill, the majority of which were rejected.READ MORE: Trudeau government to reject amendments to C69: report“I cannot believe that a Prime Minister would be prepared to push forward a bill that strikes at the heart of Canadian unity and at the same time the economy of Canada. That’s just unprecedented, that bill needs to die,” said Energy Minister Sonya Savage shortly after the bill passed.Premier Jason Kenney also spoke at that time, repeating his stance that Alberta is being treated unfairly.“Albertans cannot be expected to continue to pay the freight in the Canadian federation if the same federation continues to block our ability to develop and get a fair price for our resources.”Kenney repeated his stance that a referendum on equalization payments could come by October 2021.Right now, there’s no clear date to when the UCP will launch its legal challenge, especially with the Federal Election slated for October.Kenney hopes Canadians will elect a government that will immediately repeal Bill C-69. Do you agree with the provincial government challenging Bill C-69?NoYesVoteView Results Take Our Poll