JULY 26TH, 2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY THEME: Celebrating Our Community as a Strong Foundation For…

first_imgAs Liberia celebrates its 168th independence anniversary by joining the world in transitioning from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, the role of our Community should be recognized as catalysts for accelerated development. Considering the Nineteenth Century founding of the Republic of Liberia, and the way Liberian communities at home and abroad have strived to overcome Liberia’s adversities and maintain the nation-state since then, there are at least three conceptions of what is meant by Our Community. The first takes inspiration from the historian of international repute, Benedict Anderson, who, in his book “Imagined Communities,” defined the nation as “an imagined political community – and imagined as both inherently limited and sovereign” By this conception, the nation is imagined “because members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion.” The nation is imagined as limited “because even the largest of them, encompassing perhaps a billion living human beings, has finite, if elastic, boundaries, beyond which lie other nations. No nation imagines itself coterminous with mankind. The nation is imagined as sovereign “because the concept was born in an age in which Enlightenment and Revolution were destroying the legitimacy of the divinely ordained, hierarchically dynastic realm.” Finally, the nation is imagined as a community “because regardless of the actual inequality and exploitation that may prevail in each, the nation is always conceived as a deep, horizontal comradeship.” Our second conception derives from historical geography: the conceivable units into which the nation can be devolved to the grassroots level over time and in space to maintain what the framers of our Constitution refer to as the “Positive Liberian Culture.” For example, under our Republican system of governance, below the state, are Counties, Districts, Townships, and Clans.Finally, our third conception derives from the emigration of Liberians to different parts of the globe, partly as a consequence of the Liberian civil war, and partly for the search of greener pastures, where they have settled often in clusters, yet identifiable by their passion for the welfare and survival of the nation-state they have left behind.At these various levels of analyses, whether rebuilding Liberia from the fracture caused by the prolonged civil war of 1989 to 2003, or responding collectively to combating the Ebola Virus disease, Liberian communities have demonstrated uncommon resiliency, under strong central government leadership, in overcoming the challenges of tribalism, provincialism and political disharmony that have for long hampered strong nation building.Our communities have withstood the test of time by developing strategies in solving conflicts and caring for Liberians in difficult circumstances, including vulnerable women, children, the elderly, refugees and Internally Displaced People. For example, communities developed self-help strategies following major disasters including the Liberian civil war and the Ebola Crisis. It was therefore no mistake when the Government of Liberia, under the able stewardship of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, cited the contribution of communities as one of the success stories in fighting the dreaded Ebola virus. For example, Incident Management Team worked with community leaders around the country to communicate anti-Ebola messages that ultimately convinced Liberians about the reality of Ebola and the need to use preventive measures. One such example, is the Town Chief of Jenewonde, Madam Jebbeh Sannoh, in Grand Cape Mount County, who demonstrated exemplary and emulative leadership in mobilizing community members in the fight against the Ebola virus. This proves that those community level initiatives, when buttressed by Government programs, can reinforce national disaster management. Government must therefore continue cultivating community leadership to provide ideas and fresh impetus to its Post-Ebola Development Strategy. This can be done by insulating communities from poverty, dependency and external shocks. Traditionally, rural Liberian communities are known for mobilizing local populations through Susu and Ku groups as strategies for economic development and support for seasonal farming activities respectively. They therefore provide valuable lessons at the grassroots level, and serve as the foundation for Liberia to undergo the necessary processes of social reconciliation, rehabilitation, national reunification and reconstruction. Such insulation at the community level has been admirably taken place under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, since 2006, through key infrastructure, education and health projects. For example, the Sirleaf administration has reconstructed roads in Monrovia and its environs, as has begun the construction of highways from Red Light to Ganta to the border with Guinea border. The Sirleaf administration has also repaired the Phebe via Sanoyea to Totota road (79 km), and the Saclepea-Bahn-Loguatuo road (79km). The Government has also inaugurated the Barclayville Bridge in Grand Kru County. On the education front, it has dedicated nine sub-projects in Margibi County including the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Public School in Zuawein Community. To expand access to higher education, it has opened Community Colleges in Lofa, Nimba, Bassa, Grand Gedeh and Bong Counties. The Zwedru and Phebe hospitals, 39 clinics, and four community health facilities have been rehabilitated. Proceeding to the next level, the Liberian communities in the Diaspora have contributed immensely through remittances, and often repatriation, to the reconstruction of Liberia from the ravishes of civil strife and the current Ebola crisis. Remittances to friends and family, and resource mobilization to aid government’s rebuilding efforts have been the hallmarks of Liberian communities around world. At the national level, the Liberian nation has thrived since its founding in 1822 with every community vowing to be part of this glorious land of liberty that shall long be theirs. The Government of Liberia must therefore as a matter of priority and urgency continue to build on the progress of our Community by mobilizing Liberian communities as vehicles of economic development and empowerment. Communities at the local, national and Diaspora levels have the capacities to bring all stakeholders together to work for the transmission of essential skills and national values important for sustaining development. Community rebuilding strategies must also be central to current decentralization activities and the setting and articulation of sustainable development goals. Partnership with communities to rebuild needed health, infrastructure, education, agriculture and security sectors will also be crucial in accelerating Public-Private-Partnership to attract needed humanitarian and development funding and resources from home and abroad to complement gaps in Government’s development financing.The Government and Community leaders should work together to motivate Liberians to always develop the ways and means be self-reliant in complementing national revenue sources for the pursuit of sustainable development objectives and goals.Ultimately, Government’s role in providing an enabling environment will be critical in engendering Our Community at the local, national and Diaspora levels, comprising of enterprising men, women and youth, galvanized in serving as transformative agents to improving the nation’s welfare through self-reliance and good governance to achieve accelerated national development.HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Water supply on WCD restored, brings relief to residents

first_imgThe villages on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) that were out of potable water for the past weeks can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) restored the provision of this commodity on Saturday.The residents had been without running water as a result of low power provided by the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL).As a result, residents were forced to jog water from long distances. Some were forced to purchase water, while other had to do without that commodity.A fire truck from the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) had to come in and supply the affected villages, such as De Kendren and Meten-Meer-Zorg, with water.However, the residents are now appreciative of the work put in to have the water restored by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).“They came and they really did their work after they found out about the situation, because I spoke to a representative personally, who tell me what the work entailed to having the water running again; and I am glad, because we were really struggling. Thanks, God,” one resident expressed.Another said, “The water pressure is high too; so whatever they do, I glad, because I was fed-up. But I am glad that we ain’t have to worry about that every morning now; it was stressful”.Meanwhile, some villages on the East Coast of Demerara are still without water. The GWI has not reached out to those residents, and as such, they are very much frustrated. Those villages that are affected are Plaisance, Better Hope, Ogle and Goedverwagting.last_img read more

Ex-Fed chief: Risks rising

first_imgThe interview with Greenspan dovetails with the release and promotion of his new book, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. In the interview, Greenspan was also frustrated about expanding social programs, especially at a time when a wave of 78 million baby boomers will start to retire next year, burdening the country’s resources. He singled out Medicare, which is projected to go bust by 2019 unless something is done. “The whole slew of candidates – it’s mainly Democrats, but some Republicans – want to add to it more,” Greenspan said. “Nobody wants to do – or look at the issue and come up with a rational solution. This is, I regret to say, irresponsible.” In his book, Greenspan suggests Medicare benefits would have to be cut substantially for the affluent, whom he envisions having copayments approaching 100 percent. His concerns come as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a health-care plan built around universal coverage. The price tag: about $110 billion a year. Other Democratic candidates also have their own health-care proposals. Greenspan ran the Fed for 18 years, under four presidents, until early 2006. President Bush was surprised by the criticism leveled against him and his administration by Greenspan in his book, the White House said Monday. Greenspan accused Bush of not responsibly handling the nation’s spending and racking up big budget deficits, saying he and Congress’ former GOP leaders abandoned the party’s conservative principles favoring small government. “My biggest frustration remained the president’s unwillingness to wield his veto against out-of-control spending,” Green- span wrote in his book. White House press secretary Dana Perino defended Bush’s fiscal policies and said that veto threats from the president were enough to keep spending from spiraling too high. Under Bush, government spending for the fight against terrorism in- creased, and Perino said the Bush administration doesn’t apologize for acting on behalf of “the safety and security of the American people.” Large projected surpluses were the basis for Bush’s $1.35trillion, 10-year tax cut approved in the summer of 2001. Those surpluses never materialized and have since turned into deficits, so Greenspan wrote that the tax-cut goal was “no longer entirely appropriate.” Perino brought this up as one of the more perplexing parts of the book for the White House. “The president was a bit surprised by some of the criticism in the book,” she said. “Remember in late 2000, we were headed into a recession and tax cuts were the prescribed remedy. And that has borne out to be one of the best decisions we made in order to keep the economy growing like it is.” Greenspan gave a major boost to Bush’s tax-cut plan in testimony before Congress in 2001, arguing then that a tax cut could help the economy deal with sagging growth. A recession that began in March 2001 ended that November.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, the former Federal Reserve chairman put the odds of a recession at greater than one in three. “But best I can judge it is less than 50 percent,” he said. Greenspan’s one-in-three prediction earlier this year rocked Wall Street, which has been suffering through a period of turbulence. A deepening housing slump and a spreading credit crunch have raised fears on Wall Street, on Capitol Hill and on Main Street about the country’s economic health. Many analysts count on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates on Tuesday to provide some relief. On other issues, Greenspan said the United States must look at ways to reduce gasoline use both as a matter of national security and to protect the environment. Greenspan said he favors a tax on gasoline to help curb demand. But recognizing that this could be an “undue burden” on poor people, he suggested a rebate of some sort. There is a national gas tax of 18.4 cents a gallon. ECONOMY: Greenspan says the likelihood of a recession has grown. By Jeannine Aversa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Alan Greenspan said the odds of a recession have grown since earlier this year, although “the economy is not doing badly at this stage.” last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNYLADIES U-15 RUGBY TEAM IMPRESS IN DUNGANNONThe new Letterkenny ladies under15 team, travelled for their first outing of the season to a….. in Dungannon. The team was made up of 5-6 regulars from last year, a couple up from Mini Rugby(U-12s), and a few playing their first ever rugby match of any description.As described, this was a little bit of a mixture, especially with some of the girls playing their first ever match. AS well as this most of the teams only brought their best players meaning that although Letterkenny had 11 available players only nine were allowed to play. This caused a little problem as they had practised as 11 a side team.First up was against Limavady who traditionally have a good team as the girls from LimavadyGrammar school are allowed play.Kenny kicked off through Yasmin Sparks who flighted her drop kick into the corner, and immediately both Jade Duffy and Amy McClintock stormed up to put their opponents under pressure. From the ensuing ruck Limavady broke forward, but were expertly stopped by tackles from Emma Curran and new girl Aoife O’Riordan. The ruck was again formed and Limavady broke again This time it was a superb tackle from Allannah Boyle, who despite being the smallest and lightest person on the field, knocked her much bigger opponent to the ground. With Letterkenny gaining possession good runs by Yasmin Sparks and Tara Duffy, set up their back line for their first attack. Scrum-half Sara McBrearty superbly set Sara Bundschu away, who in turn passed to Mia. Alcorn who used her pace to touch down in the corner.Limavady piled on the pressure and try saving tackles from O’Riordan and Boyle saved the day on two occassions. The pressure was on the kenny line and then they had to thank Kelley Higgins for a wonderful interception to save their line again . Limavady were not finished yet and only further excellent tackles , twice by skipper Emma Curran. and then Mia. Alcorn saved the day.The magnificent Letterkenny team held out for a one score win, and praise for the team cannot be loud enough.The second match against the home team was a bit like South Africa v Japan( the experts v the new girls ).Like Japan, Letterkenny’s new girls had no intention of being run over. From an expert kick from Mia.Alcorn, Allanah Boyle steamed up the pitch after the ball and was only just foiled by the Dungannon winger. Dungannon attacked in numbers, but tackling again and again by McClintock , O’Riordan and both Duffys stopped a rampant Dungannon team who were using their experience to create overlaps.Letterkenny never gave up and further tackles by Curran, who incidently had to play with a wasp sting in her arm, McBrearty and Higgins. Dungannon eventually scored two tries but the defensive effort put in by such an inexperienced team bodes well for the future.Team PanelTara Duffy, Aoife O’Riordan, Jade Duffy, Sara Bundchu, Sarah McBrearty, Emma Curran, Amy McClintock, Alannah Boyle, Yasmin Sparks, Kelley Higgins. Mia Alcorn. Subs who were unable to Play but Supported well Lucy O’Connell & Mary Beth McBrearty.Both Kelley Higgins and Aoife O’Riordan both played their first game of rugby, and not only did they play well but a seasoned campaigner would have been proud of their tackling.Finally a last word about Hannah Callaghan who alas is a week over the age group.AS we had no U-18 with us she was invited to play for Malone. She played both matches and was involved in everything having a number of good runs. The nicest comment she got was from the Malone Coach who said that she ever came to Belfast, to give her a call.The team has now been practising for a month, but we would like more players so that we can take part in a league and play regular matches both at 12-15 age group and 15-18 Group. So come along and have a go, it isn’t as bad as it sometimes sounds.Training.. Tuesday And Thursday at 7.00 Sharp, under lights and if there is no match at the week-end 11.00 on Sundays at thr Glebe sports ground LetterkennyCall Coach Allen McCrea on 0863325955 to find out more. RUGBY: LETTERKENNY U15 GIRLS TEAM IMPRESS WITH VICTORY IN DUNGANNON was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal mountain-climber and businessman Jason Black is back on track in his quest to climb Everest.After a few small setbacks, he has arrived at the North Coll 7,090 mtrs yesterday after a five hour hard trek.Jason has contacted his friends and family back in Donegal to say he’s feeling really good and strong. He will stay at his current location for a couple of nights before heading to camp 2 at 7,700mtrs on Friday.He will head back to base camp over weekend and will wait for window to open to tackle summit then!He told friends “All is on track.”  JASON MAKES IT TO 7,090 METRES NORTH COLL was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jason BlackMount Everestlast_img read more


first_imgWell-known Letterkenny man Paul McDaid is making a name for himself Stateside after a video of his dance moves went viral. McDaid showed sensational footwork that his brother Paddy would’ve been proud of during his four-minute performance at the ‘Dancing Like a Star’ event. McDaid performed in the fundraiser which was held in aid of Delco Gaels GAA club in Boston and he was the undoubted star of the show.The popular former DJ and former Gweedore Celtic star is working in Public Affairs and Marketing in Boston having emigrated from Letterkenny in 2013.Simply click on the video above to play.    DDTV: CROWD GO GAA GAA FOR DONEGAL MAN’S DANCE MOVES STATESIDE was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dancing like a star eventDDTVDelco Gaels GAA ClubFeaturesfundraisernewsPaul McDaidvideoVirallast_img read more

Maghery Band make a thrilling Tattoo debut

first_imgThe Maghery Band from Donegal made their exciting debut at the Belfast International Tattoo in the SSE Arena earlier this month.20,000 spectators across 3 shows were introduced to the Donegal spectacle in the second half of the Belfast International Tattoo show ahead of the finale number and wowed the audience.Cliff Mason PhotographyThe audience were intrigued by the entertaining band whose innovative and masterful performances have advanced their status. The band themselves found this to be an inspiring experience. Despite having international and All-Ireland-champion status, members had, until now, mainly performed for thousands in passing. To experience thousands of spectators focused on you for an entire 15minute performance and embrace their reactions along the way was so exciting for the group.Cliff Mason PhotographyIt was an honour for the band to be embraced as they were at the Belfast International Tattoo.Local supporters and those from the Maghery and Dungloe community travelled to Belfast to also witness the band debut on the magnificent Tattoo stage. Messages of the locals’ pride in the band flooded in over the course of the four days that they were in Belfast.Brian Wilson and Colin Wasson, organisers of the Belfast Tattoo, made the Donegal band feel right at home on the grand Tattoo stage. This is the beginning of a great Tattoo career for the band who now plan to develop their routine for the Tattoo stage. Cliff Mason PhotographyThe band found this to be a great learning curve in performing and the memories and experience for the youth and adults alike involved is one that they will cherish for a lifetime. This has been an inspiring year for the performing academy known as Maghery Band and they show no signs of slowing down.Performing in the finale alongside the HM Royal Marines, Adest Musica, Churchill Flute Band, Ballywalter Flute Band, Mass pipe bands from Northern Ireland and Australia, dancers Stag and Thistle from Canada and Bicycle act Juliana Bicyle Team is held in great esteem.The Maghery Band are inundated at present with worldwide invites. As a voluntary and non profit group they will have to plan these invites as well as they can so they can undertake fundraising efforts all whilst representing Maghery, Dungloe, Donegal and Ireland as a whole.Information for new recruits and auditions for the academy can be obtained from Annemarie, chairperson, drill and drum major instructor on 0879247837.Cliff Mason PhotographyThey invite young and old who have a passion for music and performance and who would like to get involved to get in contact. The academy will be planning for the next few years for travel and performing and invite anyone who that may appeal to to enquire with them to see how to get involved. The academy are on a short break at present following their last parade of the Band year at Harvest Fayre in Glenties. The champions are currently planning their Annual Champions Ball which will take place this November but soon practise will commence as the band prepare for their 2020 commitments.At the end of every year, the band like to see that the future is bright, and for this impressive band the future appears extremely bright for years to come.Maghery Band make a thrilling Tattoo debut was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:belfast international tattooMaghery Bandlast_img read more

Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

first_imgRoger Federer of Switzerland holds the trophy after winning his men’s final singles match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURIRoger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in a showdown between the two best players on the planet.It was a 94th title for the Swiss legend, drawing him level with the great Ivan Lendl, and closes the gap on world number one Nadal at the top of the rankings as the season reaches its conclusion.ADVERTISEMENT In-form Nadal was ahead in their overall record down the years, with 23 wins to Federer’s 14, but he was up against it almost right away. Number two Federer put Nadal under the cosh immediately on the Spaniard’s serve, breaking him in the first game — to roars of approval from the majority inside the arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 36-year-old Swiss, fondly known as “Cow” in China for his laid-back personality, had started the better and he rattled through his own service game for 2-0.Federer, a 19-time Grand Slam champion who had beaten Nadal in their last four encounters, was in full flow under the Qizhong Tennis Center roof, which was closed because of downpours in Shanghai. Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nadal, 31, groaned while lashing many of his shots; Federer was all quiet efficiency.Somewhere in the stadium somebody rattled a cow bell.Federer rapidly made it 4-2 with two booming aces in a row, drawing huge cheers from much of the stadium.In contrast, Nadal — a 16-time Grand Slam winner but who had never won the Shanghai Masters — was laboring through his service games.He went long on a straightforward forehand but powered an ace to make it 4-3 to the Swiss.  ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC There were suggestions that Federer might not be quite as fresh as his old foe, having been pushed to three sets a day earlier in the second semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro.The timeless Federer rubbished that notion as he seared his way to a 5-3 first-set lead.Nadal sent down his fourth ace for 5-4, only for Federer to seal the set with his seventh ace of the match.There was little between the great rivals in the early exchanges of the second set until the pivotal fifth game.Nadal, on a great run of form that won him the US Open and China Open in recent weeks, saved the first break point but could not survive the second one to put Federer in reach of a second Shanghai Masters crown. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READlast_img read more

IPL 2016: Rohit Sharma credits ‘fearless’ Krunal Pandya for keeping Mumbai in the hunt

first_imgMumbai Indians are in no mood to give up and every time they have stepped on the field, their players have fought hard to stay in contention for the playoffs. And tonight was no different, as they inflicted a crushing 80-run defeat on Delhi Daredevils to move to third spot in the points table. (Full Coverage | Points Table ) Delhi opted to bowl and the Mumbai batsmen played according to the pitch, which was a bit tricky one to bat on. Krunal Pandya was the man of the moment – first with the bat and then starring with the ball. Pandya took control of Mumbai’s innings after Rohit’s dismissal by playing a ballistic 37-ball 87, which was studded with six sixes and seven fours.Martin Guptill (48) also combined well with Pandya to help Mumbai post a huge total of 206 on the board. Delhi looked in business until Quinton de Kock was there at the crease but Pandya took him out and reduced the threat. After that Delhi lost the plot and were bowled out for 126.Rohit lauds PandyaMumbai skipper Rohit credited Pandya for playing fearless cricket and said the allrounder will remember the knock for a long time.”Krunal Pandya played a brilliant knock and played some fearless cricket. Everytime you back yourselves, you will get the results and he will remember that knock for a long time,” Rohit said.”We wanted to play a game like that, wanted to win with a big margin. Everything went according to the plan, perfect day for us,” Rohit on Mumbai’s perfect day on the field.advertisementKnock to remember”I was really happy that I did well. I assessed the conditions well and did not target a score,” Pandya on how he planned his innings.”I want to dedicate this innings to my parents and my brother who always supports me. Also want to dedicate this to one of my coaches.”last_img read more