By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaIf you want to make sure your Christmas tree is fresh, cut it down yourself, said a University of Georgia specialist. But if you can’t, you can still make sure the tree you pick stays fresh until next year.“If you go to a cut-your-own farm, you know it’s fresh,” said Matthew Chappell, a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist.Georgia has more than 250 Christmas tree farms. To find the ones closest to you, he said, visit the Georgia Christmas Tree Association Web site at www.gacta.com.If trekking through a tree farm isn’t appealing, precut Christmas trees are springing up at supermarkets, home and garden stores and empty lots around Georgia. Most trees sold at home improvement stores grew up somewhere in the North or West. “They can cut a tree and have it in Georgia in five days,” he said.The best time to buy a cut Christmas tree is “anytime, if you keep water on it,” Chappell said. To get the best prices and quality, buy a tree at the beginning of the holiday shopping season, he said. Retail stores want to sell ornaments and lights and often give discounts on trees. Tree prices are good the week before Christmas Day. “But you’ll sacrifice quality for price.”To test a cut tree for freshness, he said, take a branch and lightly pull down it. If you get one or two needles, it’s OK. If you get a handful, the tree is not fresh.Chappell’s tips for a merry Christmas tree are:• Measure the area that you need it to go before you go buy the tree. The tree could end up taking up half of your living room if you don’t.• Pick the right kind of tree. Red cedars, for example, aren’t good. They dry out very quickly if not watered properly. • Cut a half-inch off the tree’s base when you get it home.• Water the tree within 20 minutes of making the cut at home. Secure your tree in its base first. A tree will consume a gallon of water the first two days, and as much as two pints per day after that. Don’t let the water dry out.• Recut the base another half-inch if the water dries out. Don’t do this on a daily basis or by Christmas your tree will be much shorter.
It’s hard to imagine Bryan Sutton – easily the hottest bluegrass guitar player in the game today – feeling the need to come into his own.Sutton has toured with the likes of Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, been named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s guitar player of the year six times, produced a Grammy nominated record this year for Della Mae, has won three Grammys of his own – two during his time with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and one for a rendition of “Whiskey Before Breakfast” (with the iconic guitar player who happens to be the answer to the trivia question below) – and is one of the most in-demand sessions players in Nashville.What else did Sutton have to prove? Nothing really, except to make the record that only he could make. That record is Into My Own, which releases on Sugar Hill Records on April 29. Sutton has stepped up his game both as a songwriter and a vocalist, and his new record is his most well-rounded to date.As always, Sutton is joined by some of the hottest pickers in bluegrass. Sam Bush, Noam Pikelny, Stuart Duncan, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, and many others all lend their talents to this tight collection of bluegrass tunes.Trail Mix recently caught up with Bryan Sutton to chat guitars, bluegrass pickers, and that one guy he couldn’t believe he found himself on stage with.BRO – What’s your guitar of choice these days?BS – I’m fortunate to have some good options with guitars. I tend to let the gig or general need define what guitar I’ll use. I’ve been using a 1948 Martin D-28 for the last few years for most of the shows and sessions I’ve done. This guitar feels extremely natural to me. For Hot Rize shows, I enjoy playing Charles Sawtelle’s old 1937 D-28. For most recording sessions, I take a pile of guitars.BRO – You are spending more and more time in front of a microphone these days. Can you describe the challenge in growing your confidence as a singer?BS – The challenge for me as a singer has been trying to improve while doing. Lots of times, my best opportunities for real “practice” are in front of hundreds of people. Sort of trial by fire, I guess. I’m also surrounded by great singers who are supportive and have made me feel a little more competent and confident.BRO – We are featuring “Log Jam” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?BS – I experienced a pretty cool and short period of time where I wrote most of the instrumentals for this new record. “Log Jam” came out of this time. I came up with this little pattern at the top that I liked and I could recognize a groove, but the sense of a down beat was vague. It built from there and revealed itself as a kind of blues jam turned on its head.BRO – Who is your favorite bluegrass picker?BS – Don’t make me answer that. Without being an over-generalizer, I really recognize and honor certain individual strengths and contributions my favorite players have made and continue to make. That being said, it’s hard to overlook Tony Rice for his personal influence on me as a player and the kind of mark he’s made in bluegrass guitar playing in general. I don’t have a favorite ice cream flavor, ether.BRO – Have you ever met a bluegrass lick that’s gotten the best of you?BS – There’s this Kenny Baker phrase that most notably comes from his interpretation of “Muleskinner Blues.” I can do it, but it seems to not flow the way I should when I try it in context.BRO – Finish and elaborate, please: “Holy shit. I can’t believe I am on stage with . . .”BS – Jack Black. I worked on this record with this jazz bassist, Charlie Haden. Jack is his son-in-law, and we did the Opry a few years ago. We played a fast tune with a bunch of solos and Jack would fly around the stage like a wild man, dancing and carrying on. It was a hoot.Our North Carolina friends can catch Bryan Sutton on the road with David Holt and T. Michael Coleman at Merlefest on April 24th, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center in Tryon on May 9th, and at the High Point Theater in High Point on May 10th. Sutton returns to the stage with Hot Rize at Del Fest in Cumberland, Maryland, on May 23rd. For all of our Elevation Outdoors readers in Colorado, Bryan will be part of the Telluride House Band in June and will be in Lyons for both the Rockygrass Academy and a Hot Rize concert in July.For more information on Bryan Sutton, when he might be heading to a stage near you, or how to get a copy of Into My Own, surf over to www.bryansutton.com.In the meantime, Trail Mix would like to give you a shot at getting your hands on Bryan’s new record a few days early! Take a shot at the trivia question below. Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be chosen from all of the correct answers received by noon on Thursday, April 17.Question . . . . Bryan won a Grammy award in 2007 for his performance with what legendary acoustic bluegrass/mountain blues guitar player and patriarch of Merlefest?
July 1, 2003 Judge Peggy Gehl Regular News Nonlawyer judge rules in Holmes County for 25 years Broward CountyThe Conference of County Court Judges is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of service of Holmes County Judge Robert Earl Brown, a disappearing breed of Florida’s nonattorney judges serving the citizens of the 14th Judicial Circuit.Our Florida judicial history would be deficient of its richness and color without the inclusion of the original 34 nonattorney judges grandfathered in at the implementation of Article V in 1973. In 1972, an amendment to Article V established our present two-tier trial court system, providing that all judges must be attorneys except county judges in counties with populations less than 40,000. This small-county exception to the requirement of law school graduation and Bar admission was later removed totally by the legislature. Some may not even know that these dedicated public servants filled a judicial void for decades in small counties where there were no lawyers who wanted to dedicate their careers to judicial service; or possibly, in some small counties, no lawyers resided at all.The Great Depression was in full swing in 1932 in the land of cotton, peanuts, hogs, and corn, when Robert Earl Brown was born in tiny Caryville to Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Ross Brown. Both his parents were Florida natives, but both sets of grandparents migrated to Florida from South Carolina via Alabama and Georgia in the late 1800s. Less than 20 miles south of the Alabama border, Caryville, with a population less than 1,000, was a tiny log and sawmill town where steamboats carried cotton up the Choctawhatchee River to the cotton gin in Geneva, Alabama, only a few miles north of Florida’s border. Barges floated logs to the sawmills. There were two doctors in the tiny town, along with a telephone/telegraph company, a hotel, a grocery, and one school, Holmes County High School, housing all 12 grades. Before serving as sheriff of Holmes County, Jessie Brown was the engineer for the log train for 30 years. Upon retirement, Brown moved his family just 15 miles northeast to tiny Bonifay, where he helped his brother, Lon, then the Holmes County sheriff, in law enforcement. After eight years, Jessie Brown ran for the office of sheriff himself and was elected.Eight years later, when little Bobby was in the third grade, his mother was diagnosed with cancer. The three small Brown children moved with their mother to Tampa where she could receive the most advanced treatment of the day in 1940. After a year, it became difficult for her to care for the children while undergoing this rigorous treatment. The decision was made to return the children to Bonifay where Sheriff Brown, assisted in the motherly chores by his 12-year-old daughter, raised the family in an apartment in the jail. Delightfully, two years later his mother returned home cured.Early law enforcement experiences with his family—his father, his uncle, his grandfather, and his great grandfather, ignited Judge Brown’s keen interest in running for sheriff. When he was in his early 20s, he ran for Holmes County sheriff but was defeated. The citizens felt he was too young. However, his love and support of law enforcement did not end there. Judge Brown completed the 320-hour Florida Police Standards training course required by the state, and recently retired as a lieutenant with more than 30 years of faithful, dedicated service to the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, with honors.After his political defeat for sheriff, and for the next 20 years, (excepting four years in the Navy during the Korean War), Judge Brown worked in his family-owned business, Brown Packing House Meat, a meat processing company, and Brown Ice Company, while he and his wife, raised their family. In the early ’70s, a close friend, Cletus Andrews, talked him into running for judge. He was elected in 1972 by defeating the incumbent, Judge Louis K. Hutchinson.“I ran and I won. That did it.I knew I wanted to be a judge forever,” Judge Brown said.But Judge Hutchinson was not quite finished with his judicial career, and vied to regain his judicial seat. He successfully defeated Judge Brown in the 1975 election, only to die in office in 1981. Judge Brown had experienced the love and satisfaction which comes from public service, and took advantage of this unexpected vacancy. He ran against and defeated an attorney, Harvey Besler, in 1982, and has been re-elected every term since.“I’ve spent a lifetime working and raising a family right here in Holmes County,” he said. “I love Holmes County and I want to continue working for the people here.”Pursuant to mandate by the Florida Supreme Court, all nonattorney judges were required to complete judicial training at the University of Florida College of Law. The three-year course contained the same curriculum as a law degree. Until completed, judges were required to attend classes in Gainesville all summer plus one week per month, in addition to preparing and studying at home between each class session. Judge Brown completed his legal training at the University of Florida and followed it with a National College State Judiciary course at the University of Nevada in 1977.Complimenting the nonattorney judges as students, UF College of Law Professor Walter Weyrauch wrote then Florida Chief Judge Ben Overton in 1977: “Teaching the nonlawyer county judges was an extraordinary and refreshing experience. They were colorful persons who demand and deserve respect. The class discussions were intense and in many respects different and perhaps superior to what I am used to from law students. They also had a vivid interest in the matters under discussion, and did not display any of the signs of boredom familiar to any law teacher in the U.S. who teaches second- and third-year students.”The professor added: “[T]he experience was stimulating and forced me to re-examine some of the preconceptions I had about the participation of nonlawyer judges in legal processes. Perhaps it should be remembered in this context that our founding fathers, in so far as they were lawyers, had only “read the law” according to Blackstone, or, as Thomas Jefferson and Chief Justice John Marshall of the United States Supreme Court, had taken a few months classes of law under George Wythe at William and Mary, the only college in the country at that time where any law was taught. There were no bar examinations. Yet the opinions of Mr. Chief Justice Marshall, in depth of legal analysis and lasting significance, easily outdistance much of contemporary legal writing. Nobody could seriously contend that the early American lawyers were less qualified than contemporary lawyers, or even our county judges after their special training, because they had no law degrees and bar examinations.”Judge Brown will shortly retire from the bench he has served so well the past two-plus decades. He and his wife, Ada Clara, an accomplished instructor of marketing and business management at Washington-Holmes Technical College in Chipley, share a wonderful marriage, eight children, 17 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. They enjoy their time together fishing, swimming, walking, dancing, and vacations at their cabin in North Carolina.“In the 29 years I have taught, my main goal has been to help at least one person to become a better person and to gain employment in a profession they enjoy,” Mrs. Brown recently said. The recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award, the Washington County Teacher of the Year, and the Florida Marketing Educator of the Year, finds her true blessings in the names of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.The Browns are active in their church, the First Baptist Church in Bonifay, and as Judge Brown declares: “I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife. We both love the Lord and try to spread this love through this huge family of ours.”There are only four remaining nonattorney judges serving Florida constituents today, and two of them serve in the 14th Judicial Circuit. Judge Brown, along with Judge Woody Hatcher of Jackson County, are the lone survivors in this large circuit made up of six counties. Judge Wetzel Blair in the Third Judicial Circuit represents Madison County, and Judge Colie Nichols in the First Judicial Circuit represents Santa Rosa County.The Conference of County Court Judges has enjoyed the service of Judge Brown as the circuit representative of the 14th Judicial Circuit on the board of directors the past 13 years. In the County Courts
The Singaporean Health Ministry reported last month the country’s first deaths from COVID-19, including an Indonesian national identified as Case 212.The patient, a 64-year-old Indonesian man, had been admitted in critical condition to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) intensive care unit on March 13, after arriving from Indonesia on the same day. He tested positive for COVID-19 the next day.The second COVID-19 death of an Indonesian abroad was announced Monday by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.“A female Indonesian citizen has died in the UK,” ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said without going into detail on the case.As of Wednesday, at least 138 Indonesian citizens in 20 foreign territories have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Foreign Ministry.Topics : Malaysian health authorities have reported the death of an Indonesian national as a result of COVID-19 in Malaysia on Tuesday.According to the Malaysian Health Ministry, the deceased patient was a 40-year-old man identified as Case 1,275 in the country’s record of COVID-19 patients. It was also the 41st death in Malaysia.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry said the patient had been undergoing treatment at Sarawak General Hospital since March 20 prior to his death on Tuesday. The Indonesian Consulate General in Kuching told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the patient was a professor at the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). “It’s not an imported case as he works here [in Kuching].”Unlike many other COVID-19-related deaths, which are cases of comorbidity, the consulate general claimed the man died only from the coronavirus disease.His death marks the third among Indonesians abroad.Read also: Japan “on the brink” as it struggles to hold back coronavirus
Super genius Trump’s strong opinions on scientific matters are wide ranging.He scorns renewable energy and says that wind turbines cause cancer. During a solar eclipse in 2017, he ignored doctors’ advice and looked directly, without sunglasses, into the sun.He has little time for the nearly unanimous world scientific position on manmade global warming and pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement.The colorful, overweight real estate entrepreneur has declared thumbs down for exercise, saying that his elderly friends who worked out all now are “going for knee replacements, hip replacements.”In some quarters, Trump draws mockery, but his supporters often nod in agreement as they listen to his theories during rallies.Trump credits “good genes” for his self-declared medical savvy, specifically from a “great super-genius” uncle, John Trump, who taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”I like this stuff. I really get it,” the president said in March during a visit to laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control, early in the pandemic crisis.”Every one of these doctors said, ‘how do you know so much about this?'” he claimed.”Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.” America, Dr Trump will see you now.While US President Donald Trump admits he’s not actually a doctor, he’s long been convinced of his scientific talents — and the coronavirus pandemic has given him the ultimate stage to test his theories.The Republican leader’s announcement Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19 was a shock. While Trump claimed to have “heard a lot of good stories,” the anti-malaria drug has not been cleared for such use and US regulators warn it can be highly dangerous.On the other hand, the announcement was no surprise: Trump often goes his own way when it comes to science, even mid-pandemic.In April, he mused during a press conference with top health officials whether disinfectants used to kill germs on surfaces could also be injected into coronavirus patients.”Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning?” he asked his stunned audience. The next day, Trump said he’d been speaking sarcastically, though there was no hint of sarcasm in his voice. The president’s idiosyncratic approach is most visible on the issue of masks.Long after government doctors recommended wearing masks as a globally accepted way of slowing the viral spread, Trump and his staff went without.This month, after two White House employees with access to Trump got the coronavirus, the order finally went out for everyone to cover up. Except Trump.He even pointedly declined to be seen in a mask while touring a mask-making factory in Arizona. A way with doctors Where Trump has undisputed success is in getting exactly the reports he needs after check-ups with his doctors.This dates all the way back to 1968 when Trump, then an athletic-looking young man, was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels, leading to exemption from the military draft to fight in Vietnam.Trump has said he doesn’t remember which doctor examined him. A 2018 New York Times article quoted the family of a podiatrist who rented property from the future president’s father saying that the diagnosis was given as “a favor.”Other than golf, 73-year-old Trump does no exercise and loves fast food. He has heart disease and is clinically obese.But the official health reports since his 2016 election campaign have been glowing.”If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” his then-personal physician, Harold Bornstein, wrote in 2015.Lab results were “astonishingly excellent.”Bornstein later recanted, saying in 2018 that Trump “dictated that whole letter.””I just made it up as I went along,” he told CNN.By then, Trump was in the White House and the sterling reports kept coming in.”It’s called genetics. I don’t know. Some people have just great genes,” his then White House physician Ronny Jackson said in 2018.”I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.” Topics :
He warned that the mark of 1,000 cases per day would be reached soon.France reported 10,000 new infections on Saturday, close to the level of the peak of the first wave in April, while Britain introduced new restrictions on gatherings last week as the number of new daily infections surged to around 3,500. On Friday, Kurz announced the government would expand mandatory mask-wearing and slap new restrictions on events from Monday.Masks will be compulsory in all shops and public buildings, in addition to places where they must already be worn such as supermarkets and public transport.The conservative leader has warned the government could introduce further measures if cases kept rising but would try to avoid a repeat of the lockdown imposed in March, which entailed severe restrictions on movement and the closure of shops and restaurants.Austria has so far been able to avoid the brunt of the health crisis. Total coronavirus infections currently stand at more than 33,000 with around 750 deaths.Topics : Austria is experiencing the start of a second wave of coronavirus infections, its chancellor said Sunday, as cases spike upwards in line with other EU countries. From Friday to Saturday, the Alpine nation of nearly nine million people reported 869 new cases — more than half of those in the capital Vienna.”What we are experiencing is the beginning of the second wave,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said in a statement, appealing to the population to stick to anti-virus measures and reduce social contacts.
TWBII is owned by EWE AG (37.5%), a joint venture between the City of Zurich’s electricity company and Fontavis AG (24.51%), and the municipal utility cooperation Trianel together with 17 municipal utilities from Germany (37.99%). For Siemens Gamesa, it is the first time to win an offshore service contract for a wind farm featuring another manufacturer’s turbines, the company said. Also, it is the first time Siemens Gamesa will start servicing Senvion offshore turbines since the acquisition of Senvion’s onshore service business in Europe and its intellectual property in January 2020. The contract, signed in late June, is effective as of 1 August and covers full scope maintenance for five years, including extension options. The wind turbine installation at Trianel’s TWB II was completed in June 2020 and as of 30 June all 32 turbines have been commissioned. The inauguration of the 200 MW offshore wind farm, located some 45 kilometres off the northern coast of the island of Borkum, is planned for spring / summer 2021. Siemens Gamesa will service the offshore wind turbines at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) in Germany, which comprises 32 Senvion 6.33-MW turbines. The operational base for the service campaigns will be Borkum, Siemens Gamesa said.
“We won three leagues on the bounce but we never did back-to-back it in Europe and that is the big point of that team, that we didn’t go on and do it again and again. “Obviously, Sir Alex Ferguson, he demanded and wanted dominance, and we wanted dominance as well, but we were beaten by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals the year after and we fell short, you’ve got to go and win it again. “The greatest teams, you go and win it again, and you go and win it again. The 2008 team, I’ve always put that team above the team in 1999. I’ve watched all three great teams under Sir Alex Ferguson, I came into the team at the end of 94/95, saw the end of that team, I played in the 99 team and I played at the start of the 2006/7 team and saw the emergence of that team. Read Also:Neville, Lineker laud impressive Bukayo Saka “I’ve always said that team, they had eight to nine world-class players, so I always placed that team above them. The 99 team was a great side but the 2008 team does eclipse it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese Actresses7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon During a three-season period from 1998-2001, United won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League – but didn’t secure more European honours during that stint. In fact, it took United almost a decade to win the Champions League again, with an entirely new side under Sir Alex Ferguson. “I think that this team, in a single season, is the best achievement in Manchester United’s history. I’m not going to compare it to the [Arsenal] Invincibles, in our history, it’s the greatest single achievement to win the treble. But, that team then disappointed for two years after that in Europe,” he told Sky Sports.Advertisement Loading… Manchester United Treble winner, Gary Neville, has admitted they should’ve won more after their 1999 triumph.
PSG had taken the lead towards the end of the first half, when captain neatly directed a free-kick into the goal Kaboul was sat behind. That player was Argentina defender Pochettino, who 13 years later would give the captain’s armband to the Frenchman in his role as Tottenham head coach. “He scored in the goal that I was just behind and I remember it,” Kaboul said with a smile. “It was a volley from his right foot and it was the first game of Ronaldinho being at PSG. “I remember it like it was yesterday and now he is my manager. “Of course I spoke to him about it and he remembered this goal. That was only 2001, it was not long ago when you think about and now he is my manager.” Pochettino spent three years in France playing for PSG and then Bordeaux, before returning to his first club in Europe, Espanyol. The defender was a regular for Argentina and represented them at the 2002 World Cup, so brings the kind of experience Kaboul is lapping up. “Mauricio was a top defender first of all,” he said. “A very classy defender. “We learn a lot from him because he has got experience at this level and we try to put in the game everything he has taught us. “[He is helping me] to read the game. To read the game properly and to anticipate stuff. “I think we have applied this already during the games.” Kaboul has certainly looked impressive under Pochettino, following-up a man-of-the-match display in the 1-1 draw at rivals Arsenal with a solid display as Southampton were overcome 1-0 on Sunday. It is such performances the France international hopes can finally put paid to the reputation he has for being injury prone. “That is finished,” Kaboul said. “Look at me on the pitch. “I want to end all the speculation about all of my injuries. “You know, for a professional footballer you need a full pre-season. If he goes through all of this full pre-season over nearly two months, he should be fine. “You always can have these little injuries, that is normal, but physically you feel much better. “This is the first time I’ve had a pre-season for three years, so I had no injury, I am fully-fit and feel very good.” Kaboul also cleared up the situation surrounding his contract, with many supporters thinking the defender is in the last year of his contract. “I still have until June 2016,” he said. “I am very happy at Spurs.” Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul is learning a lot from former Argentina defender Mauricio Pochettino – someone just 13 years ago he watched in awe when a ball boy at Auxerre. Back in 2001, the defender was part of the Burgundy club’s youth system and would regularly work as a ball boy at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps. One of those matches was Ronaldinho’s debut for star-studded Paris St-Germain, who were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw after being pegged back by a late acrobatic Djibril Cisse strike. Press Association
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Former captain Merissa Aguilleira yesterday announced her retirement from international cricket, bringing to end a stellar career that saw her play over 100 One-Day Internationals.The move comes a week after the 33-year-old Trinidadian was dropped for the upcoming tour of Ireland and England, following a poor domestic championship.“I wish to thank all members of the team with whom I worked and who worked with me to secure success in our endeavours to bring pleasure, pride, happiness and inspiration to West Indian people everywhere,” said Aguilleira.“It is an absolute honour to have been of service to West Indies Cricket. My continued goal is to assist CWI to build and develop women’s cricket and help others like me to achieve their dreams.”Aguilleira led West Indies in 74 of her 112 ODIs and in 73 of her 95 Twenty20 Internationals, and was in charge when the Caribbean side reached the final of the ICC 50-over World Cup in 2013 in India where they lost to Australia.With the emergence of Stafanie Taylor, Aguilleira handed over the captaincy four years ago but remained a part of the side, and played a key role when they won the historic first T20 World Cup in India in 2016.However, her performances declined in recent years and opportunities became fewer, most notably when she failed to get a single game at the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean last November.Her last international came on the tour of Pakistan last February when she led the side in the three-match T20 series after Taylor opted out.Director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, said Aguilleira’s professionalism would be her greatest legacy.“From my own experience this cannot be the easiest of times for Merissa. However, her dignity and candour in communicating this decision has been exceptional,” he said.“The highest accolades are due to her for a career spanning more than 10 years and which included over 100 ODIs. Far exceeding the statistics, Merissa has been the epitome of professionalism throughout her career whilst consistently upholding the highest possible standards on and off the field.”Aguilleira made 1 752 runs in ODIs at an average of 20, while claiming 78 catches and 26 stumpings. In T20s, she scored 768 runs at 14 and completed 38 catches and 34 stumpings.