Australia opening batsman David Warner will test out his thumb in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition this week ahead of the opening Test against New Zealand.Warner broke his thumb on tour in England and after a long stint on the sidelines will finally get to shake off some rust for New South Wales against South Australia from Wednesday.Warner said the thumb was still ginger and likely to be for the rest of his career, having previously suffered a few knocks on it at the crease.”I think I got hit against India in Brisbane on the same thumb last season as well and the pain is always going to be there,” Warner told reporters in Sydney.Also read: Pink ball can revive Test cricket, says Steve Waugh “It is about me getting through that pain. You speak to any wicketkeeper in the world — they are playing with broken fingers so I am not complaining at all.”Unless I cop another one on the thumb while I am practising or batting out in the middle that is the only thing that will hinder my selection for the first test.”Two weeks ago the doctor said to me come three or four days before the first test it should be completely healing.”Warner will be new captain Steven Smith’s deputy in the three-Test series against New Zealand, which starts in Brisbane from Nov. 5.Also read: Adam Voges questions use of pink ball for Test match He will also be one of the few experienced batsmen left in the Test team after the retirements of fellow opener Chris Rogers, former skipper Michael Clarke and all-rounder Shane Watson.advertisementTheir replacements are yet to be bedded down, with Joe Burns, youngster Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja among the candidates vying for a top order spot.Warner would not be drawn on his preferred opening partner but his former team mate Rogers anointed Burns, who played two Tests against India during the last home summer, as his preferred successor.”Joe has been around for a little while and Cameron has had one good season,” Rogers told state radio.”I’d like him to start off the season and do well again and then show it is not just a one-off.”Burns played in the Test summer last year, was unlucky not to get into that Ashes squad, and now there is another chance for him to come back in.”For me, there is a pecking order, and he’s the next one.”
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Literacy Society held its annual spelling bee on Saturday, with registration seeing a big increase over last year.Last year’s spelling bee saw just 15 students participate, but that number jumped to 78 participants from around the North Peace this year.First place contestants in each age group ended up taking home a prize of $100, along with trophies and medals. CM Finch student Roy Kim ended up placing first among Grade 1 students to open the spelling bee, while Cooper Haggstrom – who is homeschooled – placed second. In the combined Grades 2/3 group, Bert Ambrose student Maximus Willams ended up taking home the top prize, while Paige Umbach placed 2nd.After the second group of students competed, six members of the local media from Moose FM, the Alaska Highway News, and Bell Media competed to find out which of them relied the least on spell-check at work. After the judges threw several curveballs at the hapless broadcasters and journalists, it was CJDC-TV News Director Hugh Smith who ended up winning the media challenge.The two older age groups were dominated by students from Christian Life School. Literacy Society executive director Jessica Kalman said that the school held its own spelling bee before the event at the Lido Theatre over the weekend.Abigail Krafczyk placed first amongst Grades 4/5 students, followed by her classmate Irina Fendel. After a back-and-forth match-up that lasted close to 45 minutes, Dennis Fendel ended up winning the Grades 6/7 age group, beating Jaden Meyer.
Advertisements Show Your Love for Children on Labour Day – Grange CultureMay 16, 2010 RelatedShow Your Love for Children on Labour Day – Grange RelatedShow Your Love for Children on Labour Day – Grange FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has called on Jamaicans to demonstrate their love for the country’s youngest citizens, by working on projects, which focus on children on Labour Day.“Let us, with the help of the Almighty, use this week and Labour Day, next Monday (May 24), to reaffirm our commitment to our children and to demonstrate to them how much they mean to us. They are our children. We must show them we care and so, find a cause or a project and volunteer on Labour Day,” she urged.Miss Grange was speaking at the Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2010 thanksgiving service, which was held today (May 16) at the Seaview Chapel in Harbour View, St. Andrew. Workers’ Week, which begins today, culminates with Labour Day, which is being observed under the theme: ‘Our Children.Show Them We Care’.Minister Grange said that the national projects, which have been increased from six to 14 this year, will be supported by the Department of Local Government and municipal authorities across the country.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Olivia Grange, and Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, share a warm greeting at the Workers’ Week and Labour Day 2010 thanksgiving service, which was held today (May 16) at the Seaview Chapel in Harbour View, St. Andrew. Workers’ Week, which begins today, culminates with Labour Day on May 24, which is being observed under the theme: ‘Our Children.Show Them We Care’.“Decentralising the activity in this way is part of government’s commitment to increasing the participation of citizens in building communities,” she noted.Minister Grange commended private and public sector entities as well as volunteers, for their support of the work to be carried out and appealed for other groups and individuals to play their part.“Every one of you in this congregation can take on a project and play your part,” she said.President of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Adrian Cotterell, in his sermon, called on parents, communities, churches and institutions, to show that they care for “our children” by working together to reduce teenage pregnancy, out-of wedlock births, crime, drugs and gun running, and the break down of values and attitude.“The government cannot do what we are supposed to do to show we care. We cannot substitute our personal responsibility to care for the nation’s children, for that of the Government, the church and child advocacy institutions,” he said.The first lesson was read by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, representing Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, while Senator Sandrea Falconer read the second lesson on behalf of Opposition Leader, Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.Brief remarks were made by the Custos of Kingston, Steadman Fuller, who represented Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. RelatedShow Your Love for Children on Labour Day – Grange