Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie took some pressure off his teammates Friday by saying that he was fine with losing in Bangladesh -- so long as they enjoyed themselves. Balbirnie leads Ireland Saturday through the first of three one-day internationals at Sylhet -- valuable white-ball series ahead of this year's ODI World Cup in India. "I think our message to the group over a number of years now has been the performance... that's the thing we are trying to improve on," Balbirnie told reporters Friday. But that's what we have to do in international cricket," Balbirnie said. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha said the series was an opportunity for Bangladesh to test its bench strength but warned against complacency.
March 17, 2023 23:59 UTC
The order will require M. Evan Corcoran to answer additional questions as prosecutors pursue their investigation into classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago as well as potential efforts to obstruct that probe. The Justice Department invoked that exception in this case, arguing to Beryl Howell, the outgoing chief judge of the federal court in Washington, D.C., that more testimony was needed. Howell issued her order granting at least some additional testimony before the end of her tenure Friday as chief judge. The Justice Department is investigating whether Trump or anyone in his orbit obstructed its efforts to recover all the classified documents, which included top-secret material, from his home. As chief judge, Boasberg will have oversight of federal grand juries, including ones handling Trump matters, in the courthouse and will preside over sealed disputes like the Corcoran one.
March 17, 2023 22:55 UTC
Here the PA news agency looks at five talking points heading into a match that the Irish are overwhelming favourites to win. France were magnificent, but Steve Borthwick’s side allowed themselves to be bullied on an afternoon that could leave significant scarring. Apart from two injury-enforced changes and the adjustments at fly-half and wing, the same group has been given a shot at redemption. Arundell to show his X-factorHenry Arundell scores one of his two Test tries against Italy in round two (David Davies/PA)Smart thinking or a desperate throw of the dice? For his full debut to be a showcase of his unique talent, Arundell must be given the ball – easier said than done against the ruthlessly efficient Irish.
March 17, 2023 22:11 UTC
All the recipes you need for an Irish-inspired St. Patrick’s Day feastThe Herald delved into it’s archive to find all the Irish-inspired recipes a person would ever need for a St. Patrick’s Day feast. If you want to enjoy delicious Irish food, but you’re not in the mood to make it, checkout our story on best Irish food in Snohomish County. Or paint the town green and checkout our list of St. Patrick’s Day events around Snohomish County. PotatoesMake a gold coin for St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness braised cabbage and bacon elevates your grandma’s boiled cabbage and rich dynamic side dish for your St. Patrick’s day feast.
March 17, 2023 21:00 UTC
The Indian T20 team will take on Ireland in a three-match T20 series in August this year, Cricket Ireland said in a statement on Friday. "Irish cricket fans will be able to enjoy watching the world's number one T20 International side, India, when the Asian juggernauts return to Malahide for a three-match T20I series this August," Cricket Ireland said in its statement. Hardik Pandya, the new T20 captain, had led the team during the two-match series at the same venue last year. We can today confirm India visiting Ireland for a second consecutive year and confirm the World Cup Super League series against Bangladesh will proceed in early May. "This is on top of the already announced Test match at Lord's in June and the three-match ODI series in September against England," Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said.
March 17, 2023 16:01 UTC
The Kremlin on Friday also announced the visit, saying it will take place “at the invitation of Vladimir Putin”. Russian President Vladimir Putin will welcome Mr Xi (Sergei Bobylev/ Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo/AP)The two leaders will also sign “important bilateral documents”, the statement read. Mr Putin invited Mr Xi to visit Russia during a video conference call the two held in late December. The visit, Mr Putin said, could “demonstrate to the whole world the strength of the Russian-Chinese ties” and “become the main political event of the year in bilateral relations”. Mr Kuleba later tweeted that he and Mr Qin “discussed the significance of the principle of territorial integrity”.
March 17, 2023 08:37 UTC
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March 17, 2023 07:36 UTC
Earlier at the White House, he was presented with a bowl of shamrocks from Leo Varadkar, known as the taoiseach, a tradition that began in 1952. The shamrocks made it to the White House last year even though then-prime minister Micheál Martin didn’t. Biden, who often speaks of his Irish heritage and is fond of quoting Irish poets, declared March Irish-American heritage month. The White House even dyed the water of the South Lawn fountain green for the occasion. The 1998 Good Friday peace accord largely ended the conflict, known as “the Troubles,” but small IRA splinter groups continue to mount sporadic attacks on security forces.
March 17, 2023 06:09 UTC
Blair Kinghorn will replace Russell at stand-off and Ollie Smith will take the place of full-back Hogg, as was the case in one of last summer’s Tests against Argentina. “We see Blair as a 10 who can play a number of positions,” explaining why he has opted for Kinghorn at number 10. “They have taken on the same teams that we have played, and two of those teams are the best teams in the world right now,” said Townsend. “The week after the New Zealand game we were really focused on a difficult opponent in Argentina and we played really well in that game, which gave us a boost going into this championship. “If we can do something similar against Italy, that will give us a boost heading into the World Cup preparations.”
March 17, 2023 06:01 UTC
Most gender-affirming surgeries and hormone replacement therapies for transgender people under 18 would be banned in Georgia under a measure that received House approval Thursday. It’s part of a nationwide effort by conservatives to restrict transgender athletes, gender-affirming care and drag shows. “To all the children in our state who are going to be negatively impacted, Please don’t lose hope. We need you.”Opponents said the measure would hurt transgender children by requiring physicians to violate medical standards of care. Supporters say transgender youth can then decide to pursue further measures after they are adults.
March 17, 2023 05:04 UTC
The Independent published this video item, entitled “American tourists discover egg vending machine in Ireland” – below is their description. A couple of American tourists travelling around Ireland have discovered an ‘egg vending machine’. TikToker aaronleecraig came across the vending machine from a farm and admired that the machine accepted contactless card payments. The TikToker also commented on the fact that egg prices were much cheaper when compared to those back in his home country. Watch more from Independent TV at https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picksClick here to subscribe to The Independent: https://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-IndependentAbout The Independent:Making Change Happen.
March 17, 2023 05:03 UTC
The Sun, the Daily Mirror, Metro and the Daily Express all report on the pay offer to healthcare workers which has been recommended by unions. On tomorrow's front page: NHS strike action halted as health unions back ‘final offer’ five per cent pay risehttps://t.co/MUUwYxexZw pic.twitter.com/fuhGOaBuE2 — The Sun (@TheSun) March 16, 2023Tomorrow's Paper Today 📰 SAY YES TO END STRIKES 🔴Nurses and NHS staff to vote on 5% pay rise to end dispute #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/oVtILObN0j — Metro (@MetroUK) March 16, 2023The story is also carried by the i, The Independent and The Times. Guardian front page, Friday 17 March 2023: Excoriating report condemns Met police over racist, sexist culture pic.twitter.com/N6R9438aWC — The Guardian (@guardian) March 16, 2023Jeremy Hunt’s back-to-work drive is “under threat” as Labour prepares for a “tax raid on up to two million pension pots”, according to The Daily Telegraph. Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Friday March 17 https://t.co/qaZijMsIU3 pic.twitter.com/n3QH4eiFC3 — Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) March 16, 2023The Daily Mail uses its splash to attack Oxfam over its new report on inclusive language. And the Daily Star says many of those in Generation Z take one nap a day.
March 17, 2023 04:26 UTC
FABC Bangkok document ushers in kairos moment for Church in AsiaThe Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) held a 50th anniversary General Conference from 12-30 October 2022. On Wednesday, the document Conference delegates drafted was launched during an online event. “This document is going to make a difference to the Church of Asia,” he began, “and the Church of Asia can offer this document to the universal Church.” It reflects the voices of all 140 Cardinals and Bishops, 60 priests, religious and lay faithful who attended the 12-30 October 2022 General Conference. Bombay Archbishop, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, who proposed and later convened the FABC General Conference, then ceremoniously unwrapped the gift-wrapped document and officially released it. On 3 March, Bishop David said, the FABC central committee gave its final approval to the document.
March 16, 2023 22:23 UTC
This is Gray’s second stint with Warriors. “The main factor for me staying is that my family is happy and I’m happy, simple as that,” said Gray. “I’m really enjoying playing under Franco [Smith], too. He’s a big character and the team has bought into his philosophy of attacking rugby which suits Glasgow Warriors. He has challenged me as a player, which I believe has brought the best out of me.
March 15, 2023 05:32 UTC