Tim Bresnan pens down a two-year deal with Warwickshire

first_imgLONDON: Warwickshire county cricket club has signed former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan on a two-year deal that covers up to the end of the 2022 season.Bresnan will join the Bears initially on a loan deal, subject to clearance from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which covers the remainder of the 2020 county season. “I’m thrilled to be joining Warwickshire. It’s a club that I’ve always admired, and I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed playing at Edgbaston with Yorkshire and England,” Bresnan was quoted as saying by the official club website. “I have still got a strong desire to continuing playing at the top level and to win, so hopefully I can pass on a bit of my experience to the young players who are coming through. “I know quite a few of the players well, so I can’t wait to move down and get cracking,” he added. The 35-year-old has enjoyed a 19-year career in the game to date and played a lead role in the Yorkshire side that won back-to-back County Championships in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. At international level, he was part of the England sides that won the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean in 2010 and that reached number one in the ICC Test world rankings in 2011. He also was part of England’s 2010/11 team that won the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 24 years and that retained the urn on home soil in 2013. IANS Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more

State offering grants to small businesses affected by outbreak

first_imgDES MOINES — State officials are setting aside $4 million for a “Small Business Relief Program.” It will provide grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses affected by closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak.Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham says businesses with between two and 25 employees prior to March 17th are eligible to apply, starting Tuesday.“This is not intended to keep people at the same operating level for like 90 days,” Durham says. “It really is that 30 day (period) until we know what assessment’s coming from Washington and when that is going to be there.”Governor Kim Reynolds has extended some tax deadlines for small businesses. For example, businesses with fewer than 50 employees can delay paying first-quarter unemployment taxes to the state until July 1st. The governor says these steps may provide small business owners with some extra cash flow.“I fully understand that this doesn’t make up for having your businesses closed for a period of time or your customers staying home,” Reynolds says, “but it is our hope that we can help businesses weather this storm and, as governor, I want you to know I’m committed to helping them do just that.”Small businesses that qualify may have deadlines moved for paying state sales taxes. The U.S. Small Business Administration is also offering low-interest loans of up to $2 million to affected businesses.last_img read more

Keep Moving

first_imgWhen you see them big menWalking in groups and chatting with their kindLaughing at jokes only they can understandWith their heads high like a cliffAnd arms spread like the windYou wonder, when would I look like a bull?When you see them coming down carsBuilt like an OxWith horns that howl like an owlDon’t stop and stare at themOr else you’d keep stillWalk past them and keep moving onSomeday in ages timeYou’d grow and be some big manRunning your world your wayYou’d sail a ship or fly a jet in outer space perhapsBut, like a train, you’d got to keep movingShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more