India dominate first day of Test against Sri Lanka

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (AP):India were well placed at stumps on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka, reaching 128-2 yesterday to trail by only 55 runs after dismissing the hosts for 183 in their first innings.India captain Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan added an undefeated 100 runs for the third wicket to give the home team a strong platform. Kohli was undefeated on 45, while Dhawan has 53.Earlier, playing his first Test match against Sri Lanka, the 28-year-old Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 6-46 with steep bounce and sharp turn from the dry Galle surface after Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.Ashwin came on at the City End, replacing Varun Aaron and struck immediately by dismissing key batsman Kumar Sangakkara for just five off the third delivery he bowled. Batting at four, instead of the usual No. 3, Sangakkara was playing on the back foot and gave a catch to Lokesh Rahul at silly point.That was after the fast bowlers had sent both openers back to the pavilion in single figures with well-directed short balls. Dimuth Karunaratne went for nine off Ishant Sharma and Kaushal Silva for five to Aaron.Dinesh Chandimal (59) and captain Angelo Mathews (64) helped to stabilise the innings, putting on 79 runs for the sixth wicket.last_img read more

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‘I have ambitious plans’ – Donegal designer sets her sights on US prosperity

first_imgThe stunning landscape of Inishowen provides the inspiration for designer and illustrator Eilis Galbraith’s unique printed textiles which she will be showcasing during her trip to Boston Massachusetts this month as part of a joint collaboration between Councils in Donegal and Derry/Strabane.Eilis Galbraith Designs is one of 15 companies who will take part in this trade mission which is part of the region’s strategy to promote inward investment and provide local businesses access to potential export opportunity.Eilis Galbraith is a designer and illustrator who specialises in printed textiles – designing and repeating patterns which are digitally printed for use on products including soft home furnishings such as curtains, lampshades and cushions. Eilis creates surface pattern design led by the importance of illustration and drawing. Her collection is graphic in detail, yet tactile, working in a variety of interior fabrics as well as wallpaper. She works in a variety of fine graphic illustration and varying textures to create bespoke and creative pieces.Speaking ahead of participating in the Boston trade mission, Eilis Galbraith said:“My business offers a unique range of hand-drawn, digitally printed designs – printed primarily on 100% Donegal linen for homeware products. “As I am at the very early stages of start-up, I feel that the trade mission to Boston will give me an invaluable insight into trading internationally in the near future.“Whilst in the US, I hope to meet with interior designers and create strong working relationships – with the potential of creating bespoke designs for high-end customers, or commercial works such as hotels, including designs for wallpaper, curtains, cushions and so on.“Country living inspires all of my designs and products – including farming, hunting and forestry – elements which I also believe to be culturally significant to US consumers or businesses. Indeed, there is a large Irish diaspora in Boston, whom I believe would also be able to relate to my designs and products.“Market research is also a key factor in my decision to join the North West delegation to Boston. Indeed, I feel that as a result of this trip, I will be able to gain a better insight into the textile ranges which are currently trending in the US.“I really have ambitious plans for the future of my business – not least in terms of expanding my product range and tapping into markets in Ireland, the UK and the US.”‘I have ambitious plans’ – Donegal designer sets her sights on US prosperity was last modified: November 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:boston trade missioneilish galbraithlast_img read more

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