KINGSTON (CMC): Cricket legend Michael Holding has blasted the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as “dysfunctional” and “untrustworthy” and cautioned that the game is in danger of further deterioration if changes are not made. Holding’s public rebuke of the Dave Cameron-led WICB comes amid reports of defiance at the board’s quarterly meeting in St Lucia on Saturday. The WICB said it has retained the services of Dominican lawyer Anthony Astaphan to provide advice on the recommendations of the CARICOM report calling for the dissolution of the board. A WICB release quotes Astaphan as saying that the way forward is for the board and CARICOM to work together to improve the game in the region. “As for the state of West Indies cricket, that will only get worse as long as this current crop of board members remain there and the structure and culture remains the same,” Holding told Fairfax Media. “You cannot have a healthy productive employee workforce while the employer is dysfunctional, untrustworthy and not liked by the employees.” West Indies cricket has been marred by a turbulent relationship between the board and the players and last year the team abandoned a tour of India, leading to a US$42 million lawsuit from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The latest humiliation for the former world beaters came on the weekend when they crashed to an embarrassing innings and 212-run loss to Australia inside three day in the opening Test. – CMC
Nottingham Forest hit the woodwork twice in the first half at the City Ground, where QPR have never won.Ben Osbourne fired against the post and the visitors rode their luck again when Robert Tesche’s thumping effort from 30 yards out struck the bar.Earlier, the impressive Alex Smithies produced a fine save to keep out a header from former QPR loanee Michael Mancienne.Junior Hoilett has been Rangers’ best player so far and forced two good saves from Forest keeper Dorus de Vries, who also produced a good stop to deny Matt Phillips.Sebastian Polter, who has scored four goals in his last five matches for the R’s, headed wide after being found by Massimo Luongo’s cross.And in the final seconds of the half, Alejandro Faurlin’s free-kick was tipped on to the bar by De Vries.QPR: Smithies; Perch. Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Luongo, Faurlin; Phillips, Hoilett, Fer; Polter.Subs: Angella, Ingram, Henry, Mackie, Washington, Tozser, Chery.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
By Christina Herron, MSThe Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2009, gathers information about the mental health of military families. A previous blog, Resource Discovery: Enhancements to the Family Lifestyle Survey, featured the new additions made to the 2015 Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. These additions included: New survey questions about mental health including: depression, substance abuse and stressAdditional questions regarding veterans’ transition, education, and use of resourcesBlue Star Families recently released the results of the 2015 Military Family Lifestyle Survey. Below is a highlighted infographic from the survey results.The complete survey results come in the form of the 2015 Executive Summary, 2015 Comprehensive Report, and the 2015 Comprehensive Report Infographic.Blue Star Families. 2015 Military Lifestyle Survey. Retrieved from https://www.bluestarfam.org/resources/military-family-lifestyle-surveyThis post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
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