The Sri Lankan cricket team is the national cricket team of Sri Lanka. The team first played international cricket in 192627, and were later awarded Test status in 1981, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket.
Sri Lanka's national cricket team achieved considerable success beginning in the 1990s, rising from underdog status to winning the Cricket World Cup in 1996. Since then, the team has continued to be a force in international cricket. The Sri Lankan cricket team reached the finals of the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups consecutively. But they ended up being runners up in both those occasions. The batting of Sanath Jayasuriya (retired) and Aravinda de Silva (retired), backed up by the bowling of Muttiah Muralitharan (retired) and Chaminda Vaas (retired), among many other talented cricketers, has underpinned the successes of Sri Lankan cricket during the last 15 years.
Sri Lanka have won the Cricket World Cup in 1996, the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (cochampions with India), have been consecutive runners up in the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups, and have been runners up in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009 and 2012. The Sri Lankan cricket team currently holds several world records, including world records for highest team totals in all three forms of the game, Test, ODI and Twenty20.
History of Sri Lankan international cricket
Ceylon, as the country was known before 1972, played its first firstclass match under that name against Marylebone Cricket Club at Nomads Ground, Victoria Park, Colombo in 192627, losing by an innings. The team's first win came against Patiala at Dhruve Pandove Stadium in 193233. The Ceylonese side competed in the M. J. Gopalan Trophy games from the 1950s, through the change of name to Sri Lanka, well into the 1970s. Sri Lankan cricket team's One Day International debut came in the 1975 Cricket World Cup and their first One Day International win against a test cricket playing nation came in the 1979 Cricket World Cup against India. Sri Lanka were later awarded test cricket status in 1981, by the International Cricket Council.
SriLankan Cricket team Gained Test Status in 1981 and first played a Test Match in 1982 vs England
Recorded the first test win and series victory against India in 1985
Registered the first test win and series victory away from home against New Zealand in 1995
Won the 1996 Cricket World Cup hosted by India, Sri Lanka Pakistan
Joint Champions of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy cheap nfl jerseys hosted by Sri Lanka
Semi Finalists in the 2003 Cricket World Cup hosted by South Africa
Runners Wholesale NFL Jerseys up of the 2007 World Cup hosted by the West Indies
Runners up of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 hosted by England
Semi Finalists in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 hosted by West Indies
Runners up of the 2011 Cricket World Cup hosted by India, Sri Lanka Bangladesh
Runners up of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 hosted by Sri Lanka
Champions of the Asia Cup in 1986, 1997, 2004 and 2008
Runners up of the Asia Cup in 1984, 1988, 199091, 1995, 2000 and 2010
As of December 2011, the Sri Lankan team has played 209 Test matches, winning 29.66%, losing 35.41% and drawing 34.93% of its games. Sri Lankan cricket's greatest moment undoubtedly came during the aforementioned 1996 World Cup, when they defeated the topranked Australian team under the leadership of Arjuna Ranatunga in the final. Sri Lanka's game style over the course of the series revolutionized One Day International Cricket, and was characterized by highly aggressive batting of their openers Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana in the first fifteen overs of the innings in order to take advantage of the fielding restrictions imposed during this period. This strategy has since become a hallmark of One Day International cricket.
In 2004, Sri Lankan cricket team whitewashed South Africa 50 in an ODI series in Sri Lanka, which is the heaviest defeat of a South African cricket team in a bilateral One Day International series. Sri Lanka whitewashed England 50 in the NatWest Series in 2006, which is England's heaviest home defeat in a bilateral ODI Series. Sanath Jayasuriya was the Man of the Series. Sri Lanka also whitewashed Zimbabwe 50 in two ODI series, which took place in Zimbabwe in 2004 and 2008.
Sri Lanka is the only cheap nfl jerseys ICC Trophy winning team to have gone on to win the Cricket World Cup at a later date.
Sri Lanka is the only team to have participated in every edition of the Asia Cup.
Sri Lanka is the fourth nation to reach two consecutive World Cup Finals (2007 and 2011), after West Indies (1975, 1979 and 1983), Australia (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) and England (1987 and 1992).
2009 shooting incident
Main article: 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team
On March 3, 2009, the Sri Lankan team's convoy was attacked in Lahore, Pakistan by gunmen. This led to the death of five policemen and injuries to seven cricketers and a member of the coaching team. The team was on its way to the Gaddafi Stadium where they were scheduled to begin the third day of the Second Test. After the incident the test match was called off by the Sri Lankan Cricket board. Sri Lanka had agreed to tour Pakistan, replacing India who refused to do so citing security concerns.Main article: Sri Lanka Cricket
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A Lighthouse On 'The Ridge'
As the summer gets hotter, here's a new suspense novel that's sure to send a few unseasonable shivers down the back of your neck: The Ridge by Michael Koryta takes place in an isolated community in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. It includes among its varied cast of characters 60 some exotic cats lions, tigers, ocelots, a panther, and even a very rare black cougar.
Without giving too much away, here are a few of the settings in the book: A women's prison that's more than 100 years old. A sanctuary, near "the ridge" for those exotic cats. A played out newspaper being closed down after many decades. And a lighthouse situated in the middle of nowhere in landlocked Kentucky.
"I don't know where the [lighthouse] image came from," Koryta tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer. "It just struck me as incredibly intriguing and evocative. I'd worked at a small town newspaper, and I was thinking of all the strange stories that I had seen float through the newsroom in my time there that were dismissed as kind of amusing curiosities. Somehow from that I got to this idea of an eccentric alcoholic who built a lighthouse in the woods."
In addition to being a spooky thriller, the book is about a lot of different kinds of loss and love. Everyone has lost someone. "The book is certainly about grief in various stages," Koryta explains. "I also wanted it to be about love and trust. Can you truly have love without trust?"
A local sheriff is madly in love with a woman who is in prison for shooting him. Audrey Clark, the widow who runs the exotic cat sanctuary, is carrying out the vision of her late husband, who founded the preserve. She loves these big cats just as he did, but does not trust them.
The cats are characters unto themselves and they sense things the human characters do not. Koryta describes Clark, as she hears the animals roaring in the night.
They weren't lunging at the fences, trying to tear through them as she feared; they were simply standing against them up on their hind legs, bracing their hind legs against the fences, every single one.
'What are you doing', she whispered, as if expecting an answer.
Koryta says that one of the challenges of writing spooky plots is "selling the reader on the implausible." In The Cypus House, the main character sees death in the faces of people who are about to die. In So Cold the River, an entrepreneur in the water bottle business finds that his bottles are always cold and shed light. At that point, you've suspended your disbelief and hopefully you're just lost in the world of the story. Ultimately, in my mind, that's what I'm trying to do with my fiction, I'm trying to transport my reader into a different world."
But when you close the book, that different, spooky, scary world stays on the page and that's key to the genre's current popularity, Koryta believes. No one, he Ryan Shazier Authentic Jersey says, wants to sit on the subway, reading a book about a dirty bomb being released on the subway. In hard times, people want trills, but safe thrills they need a little magic.
"When you read a supernatural suspense story or a ghost story or a horror story, the evil at play is something that you can dismiss." Koryta says. "You can step back, close the book, and feel as if you have gotten all of the great emotional rush of a suspense novel but that threat is not real."
Blade ridge road lay in the western reaches of the county, a twenty minute drive from Whitman, though Roy did it in fifteen as dusk fell over the wooded countryside. It wasn't so much of a road just a rutted gravel lane that broke away from County Road 200 in the foothills that had once been home to coal mining country, making a straight line toward the Marshall River, which marked Sawyer County's western border. County Road 200 bent sharply to the left at this point, but if you missed that curve and continued straight, you'd end up on Blade Ridge, which would deliver you to the realization that you'd made a mistake and then to a sudden wall of trees.
For some people Roy's parents among them it was a very bad mistake. The narrow, twisting lane was treacherous, particularly in the winter, particularly in the dark. When Roy's parents died, the county was inspired to replace the original dead end sign with two larger ones and add a warning that traffic was for residents only. Not that there were many of Stephon Tuitt L Jersey them. Just a lighthouse, where once a trailer had stood. And, now, a cat zoo.
Ahead of the spot where the gravel road reached its end, directly across from the fresh fencing and cages that had now been built into the woods to house a rescue center for tigers, cougars, lions, and leopards, there was a track that cut off to the right. This was the driveway to Wyatt French's lighthouse. It came in from the north side at a harsh angle and began to climb immediately. Roy made the turn, loose gravel sliding under the tires, and heard the pitch of the Pilot's engine turn harsh as it strained up the incline. It was like driving through a tunnel because the trees hung so dense and so close to the road. Then it broke to a crest and there were a few gaps that allowed you to see between the mountains and out to the Marshall River and an ancient railroad trestle.
A Ryan Shazier XXXXXL Jersey long fence protected the lighthouse property. The gate was padlocked; Wyatt French didn't care for visitors. Built at the base of the lighthouse was a structure that looked no bigger than a shed. It was there that the old man lived.
"Crazy bastard," Roy muttered, staring at the lighthouse as he parked the Honda in the weeds beside the fence. He hit the horn, three taps.
Nothing. He gave it a minute and laid on the horn again, longer this time, figuring the blaring noise would raise Wyatt's ire and call him forth.
It didn't, though. Roy shut the car off and climbed out into the rain. The fence was there, but fences could be climbed. Wyatt French hadn't added razor wire and guard towers to the property, though they were probably on his list.
There was not a sound except for the rain, but the light was flashing steadily against the gathering dusk.
I'm getting scared of what I could do in the dark.
"Just go knock on the damn door," he muttered to himself, and then he went forward. The fence was simple, six foot chain link, and Roy was still in decent shape, steelersofficialnflproshop.com/Stephon_Tuitt_Jersey_Steelers cleared it easily. There was only one door. A piece of paper fluttered on it, secured with two large thumbtacks. Roy used the side of his hand to flatten the paper against the wind so he could read the message, hoping it was instructions for FedEx or a note for a neighbor.
For purposes of investigation, the handwritten note read, please contact Kevin W. Kimble of the Sawyer County Sheriff 's Department.
Roy took his hand away from the note, and the breeze slid under the paper again, rustling it against the wood. He was afraid now, plain and simple.
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Horoscope for the Month of December 2013 and Week of December 2
The fates dish out a bit of festive mischief as Venus retrogrades this December and rubs Sun, Mercury and Pluto. Ho ho ho. Prepare for love run amok, lumps in your stocking and a smoking yule. Here is my favorite book on astrology and a "must" for anyone interested in learning more: and here a guide to the best books available this month. For Entertainment Purposes Only.
ARIES (MARCH 21 APRIL 20)
Your career takes off. And this is something that you have been working on for while. Can you control the direction or your ascent? It will be hard to control the fates as what you and the powers that be do will be unpredictable based on emotional reactions. But that is part of the fun and excitement. Keep telling yourself that, Aries.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 MAY 21)
You need to get out of your usual routine, Taurus. And what better way than to pack up your stuff and travel. If you have the time and the money, a last minute trip could be beneficial and with unexpected rewards. If you need to stay close to the home fires, heat up and expand your horizons through study, exotic food, film or folks. Get hot.
GEMINI (MAY 22 JUNE 21)
Love is complicated and especially so now. Maybe its because you treat your amours like a smorgasbord and have piled too much on your current plate. You are a charmer and attract many admirers. It is not too late to change or temper your diet, Gemini. Keep your sweet tooth and nibble appropriately. Just don't serve Christmas fruitcake.
CANCER (JUNE 22 JULY 23)
Relationships can heat up and melt the snow. So nurture and treasure your partner and find creative ways to celebrate the season together. Cancers who are currently seeking a special someone will have their choice of possibilities. But you have to get out and look. Don't sit by the fireplace and wait for Santa to stuff one in your stocking.
LEO (JULY 24 AUGUST 23)
There will be a temptation to put all your energies into your job now, working hard and long into the night. But don't. Try to find the balance between the demands of the job and the joys of celebration Take time out for a festive office party or, even better, an out of Martavis Bryant Jersey office party. All work and no play makes Leo lions frazzled felines.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos are the toasts of the town and the party meisters of the moment. Savor every event and brand it with your own personal charm. Eat, drink and be very merry. Too too soon you will have to refocus your attentions on the bottom line and find ways to fund your assorted fun times. In the meantime, find a well endowed benefactor to cushion you.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 OCTOBER 23)
Gather family members around the hearth Libra. Find ways to reach out to even distant relatives to join in. There may be some out of control emotional encounters but that just adds to the memories as the year progresses. But avoid any home improvements at this time. You think you like the walls red and green but just wait until the spring when the light changes.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 NOVEMBER 22)
Do you have a pithy opinion to share? Hold off for a few weeks, Scorpio. You never know how your words will be received and the impact it will have on unintended recipients. Plan your strategies instead and see how you can quietly implement your personal goals unobtrusively, craftily and ultimately successfully. Vie for the element of surprise rather than front page news.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 DECEMBER 22)
As carefully as you may plan your finances, the next few weeks could bring a change in circumstance where you invest with your heart rather than your head. Quick and easy money is not what it appears to be, Sagittarius. So tuck into your current nest egg and sit on it for a while. Celebrate the holiday frugally. Sip the champagne but don't bathe in it.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 JANUARY 20)
How many parties can you attend this holiday season? Try for as many as possible to meet, greet and sweep folks off their feet. Capricorns are primed to advance their agendas, set long postponed projects into motion and reap the rewards of all their hard work. Emotions can also run high. Will you lose your heart under the mistletoe? You can only hope.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 Martavis Bryant 3XL Jersey FEBRUARY 19)
A secret admirer could become obsessed with you. So be on your toes Aquarius, and don't give your heart just anyone. And yet, the excitement and mystery of an enfatuation could make this holiday month one to remember. You can also become more involved in charitable efforts. You know it is better to give than to receive. At least that is what they say.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 Wesley Johnson 4XL Jersey MARCH 20)
Plan a few festive get togethers and join some new clubs or groups. See how you can expand your social circle into a huge revolving globe. Pisces will meet many new and interesting folks who can be important and helpful to you through the next year. So take the lead, get more involved and showcase your immense talents. Deck the halls.
Horoscope for the Month of December 2013 and Week of December 2, 2013
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Icons of Depth and Complexity
We look at global warming and how Earth is changing over time. It amazing how quickly people can communicate now compared to the past when there was the Pony Express. Students are asked to determine the relevance of studying a topic over time which helps give meaning to what they are learning.
Our Book Fair is here! I am sure you have already heard. I love books, and I think my love of reading was fostered by my father who never said no when I asked for a book. (But he pretty much said no to everything else.) As a parent, I always have a hard time saying no to my children when it comes to books. I went into the book fairtoday to quickly browse the books that are available, and here are some of my book picks.
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Teaching students to use multiple perspectives is to have them look at a situation through the eyes of someone else or to approach a situation from a different slant or point of view. Many unanswered questions in history are answered through the perspective of different experts and how they interpret evidence that is found. Having an understanding of multiple perspectives helps students to see the community and the world around them through different eyes and to understand the reason for the different points of view.
The answer is the horse isn tied to anything, so he can freely go anywhere.
Pete and Repeat were sitting in a boat, Pete jumped out, who was left?
I remember that joke when I was in elementary school, and I used to think it was funny! I couldn help but think of that when I was about to write this post. (I didn have fancy high tech gadgets when I was younger.
When I look at the trends icon, I always think of the stock market, a topic I am not very familiar with and never fully understood. The stock app has a picture very similar to the trends icon! We will get to more of that in a bit, but trends are the general tendencies or the current styles. Trends can be influenced by people or events, they can change over time, or a trend can repeat itself. They help people make predictions and make better decisions. In the classroom, students are asked to determine the relevance of a trend, judge with criteria the Dri Archer M Jersey importance of a trend, or prove with evidence the influence of a trend.
In the 5th grade, Mr. Anderson teaches the students to look at trends in the stock market by playing the Stock Market Game. The game is designed to teach math and financial literacy, and it incorporates critical thinking skills. Students form teams and are given $100,000 to create a high performing portfolio using current rates in a trading simulation of common stocks and mutual funds from NYSE, Nasdaq, and AMEX exchanges. Students need to work together to research the trends, evaluate stocks, and make decisions based on what they learned. Teams earn interest on cash balances, pay interest if buying on margin, and pay a commission on all trades. Students need to determine the influences of a stock trend and judge whether or not they will invest. The teams compete with each other and neighboring schools to see whose portfolio will come out on top. Becoming financially literate is such an important real life skill which requires thinking at a higher level. As of last week, all teams have been making gains in their investment portfolio and having fun!
Update: One of the Lockhurst teams rank 5th out of 38 participating teams of mostly high school students!
Note the general trends in the weather.
Talk about cultural steelersofficialnflproshop.com/Dri_Archer_Jersey_Steelers trends and how they have changed or repeated over time. Talk about who the Justin Beiber of your time was and what was popular to collect at the same age.
If your child is interested in pop culture, the trends of what is in and out is always changing.
There are environmental trends, health trends, and trends in literature (Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, and Goosebumps).
Hey! What the big idea??? I remember that phrase being used when someone had done something to annoy you. In the classroom today, What the big idea? has a different meaning! The big idea is the overarching idea or principle that can be related to global or universal themes. In the classroom, the big idea can be the standard, and it is what we use to drive instruction. We don ask students to guess at what we are trying to teach. Instead we start with the big idea and then build our lessons to support it. It is giving the students the bigger picture, the bigger context, of what they are learning. One example of a big idea is can have positive or negative consequences. As we read stories about characters that go through changes, we discuss if it is positive or negative. This might depend on the perspective you are looking from. In social studies, a major change for the Native Americans was when the settlers took over their land. We discuss this from both perspectives and talk about whether the consequences were positive or negative. The big idea can also be related to a critical thinking skill. Students can be asked to determine the relevance of the big idea, infer a big idea by finding supporting evidence, or judge with criteria the importance of a big idea.
Be familiar with the standards at your child grade level. All families received a brochure during Back to School Night with a summary of the standards. steelersofficialnflproshop.com/Shaquille_Richardson_Jersey_Steelers If you are familiar with what your child is going to learn, you can better support your child and be more aware of what your child excels at and what your child may struggle with.
On the first day of school, I display parts of a flower and ask the students to guess what the random pieces are. After they see the leaf they are usually able to guess that it is a flower. This is their first introduction to an icon of depth. Details are the clues, facts, and parts that form a big idea. I explain how they will be asked to look carefully at details in order to understand what they are learning. Students use details to describe, prioritize, and classify/categorize. In relation to higher level thinking skills, students can note ambiguity among the details, determine the relevance of details, or identify the relationships among the details.
In the upper grades, the students were read a part of an Encyclopedia Brown book. Encycylopedia had to use details from the case to solve the mystery. They enjoyed it, and it helped them to see how important even little details can be.
In writing, our skill is focusing on a moment. The students need to think about one event and give details about that event. They were given the analogy of a helicopter and jet. They need to be like a helicopter hovering over something and providing lots of details instead of like a jet zooming by.
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Cowboys great diagnosed with degenerative condition linked to dementia
SAN ANTONIO Dallas Cowboys great Tony Dorsett has been diagnosed with signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative condition that scientists have linked to depression and dementia, according to reports.
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"It hit me like a ton of bricks," Dorsett, 59, told the newspaper. "Not a good thing. I'm looking at Scott Crichton Jersey ESPN, and it (the news) is rolling across the ticker tape."
The Pro Football Hall of Fame running back said that he and two other former NFL players were diagnosed with CTE following three months of brain scans and other tests at UCLA.
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Dorsett, who rushed for 12,739 yards during 12 NFL seasons Anthony Barr M Jersey and helped the Cowboys win the Super Bowl after the 1977 season, was among more than 4,500 former players who were plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the NFL. The league reached a $765 million settlement last month.
"It's enlightening to know what I have, what I'm dealing with," Dorsett told the Dallas Morning News. "Now it's time to find out, how can we can come back from it? I actually was told [by researchers] that it can be reversed. I was like, 'What?' They said, 'Yeah, it can be reversed, slowed down, stopped.' I'm like, 'Oh, OK, so we need to get on out of here and get on that program immediately."
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