Jaguars bundle out Scorpions for 106 on opening day

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Leaders Guyana Jaguars resumed the Regional Four-Day Championship in the same manner they ended it at the Christmas Break, by dominating the opening day of the eighth round match against Jamaica Scorpions here yesterday.Opting to bowl first at Sabina Park, they bundled out Scorpions for 106 and then reached 75 for three at the close – 31 runs adrift of the lead heading into day two. .The three-time defending champions were heading to the close strongly at 57 for one but lost two quick wickets to lose some of their momentum.Sent in earlier, Scorpions folded meekly, with Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood and wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas getting the joint top score of 24.They were two of four batsmen in double figures but the only ones to pass 15.Scorpions were undermined by returning West Indies left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (3-21) and fellow pacer Keemo Paul (3-15) who grabbed three wickets apiece.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul extended his healthy form with two for 25.Scorpions were in early trouble when they lost John Campbell for one, with two on the board in the third over, but Blackwood anchored two small stands to revive the innings.He put on 29 for the second wicket with Assad Fudadn (11) and a further 27 for the third with Brandon King (13).Once he perished, however, the last six wickets tumbled for 43 runs in quick time.Jaguars too stumbled early when Akshaya Persaud fell without scoring in the second over of the innings but Chandrapaul Hemraj counter-attacked with 47 off 53 balls to repair the damage.The left-hander struck eight fours and a six, adding 53 for the second wicket with captain Leon Johnson who made 13.However, both fell in the space of nine balls in successive overs, as Scorpions hit back late on. SCORPIONS 1st inningsJ. Campbell b Paul 1A. Fudadin c wkp. Bramble b Joseph 11J. Blackwood lbw b Permaul 24B. King c wkp. Bramble b Reifer 13P. Palmer c Paul b Reifer 7F. Allen stp. Bramble b Permaul 0A. Thomas not out 24D. Green c wkp. Bramble b Reifer 0D. Jacobs b Paul 8N. Miller c wkp. Bramble b Paul 2R. Leveridge run-out 0Extras: (b-5, nb-11) 16Total: (all out, 36.2 overs) 106Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-31, 3-58, 4-63, 5-67, 6-69, 7-69, 8-86, 9-90.Bowling: Paul 8.2-3-15-3, Joseph 8-2-39-1, Permaul 10-3-25-2, Reifer 9-2-21-3, Persaud 1-0-1-0.JAGUARS 1st inningsC. Hemraj c Green b Miller 47A. Persaud lbw b Leveridge 0L. Johnson c Palmer b Green 13V. Singh not out 10S. Chanderpaul not out 3Extras: (b-1, l-b1) 2Total: (3 wkts, 22 overs) 75Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-57, 3-63.Bowling: Green 6-1-24-1, Leveridge 7-1-22-1, Blackwood 2-0-8-0, Miller 6-2-16-1, Campbell 1-0-3-0.Position: Jaguars trail by 31 runs with seven wickets intact.last_img read more

More to come from Taarabt, says QPR boss

first_imgMark Hughes says he has been hugely impressed by Adel Taarabt – and believes there is plenty more to come from the Moroccan.Taarabt was out of favour at QPR prior to Hughes’ appointment as manager and the club had been open to offers for him for some time.Taarabt has impressed.But the new boss is quick to point out the 22-year-old’s relative lack of experience and believes he can make him a better player.AdChoices广告Hughes said: “I’m enjoying working with him. He’s a very bright kid, he’s good around the place, and I’ve been really, really impressed with him.“I think there’s more to come. With the right work and the right direction he could be more effective than he has been in the past.“It’s his first season in the Premier League and we want to make sure he improves year on year. I think with my and my staff’s help he’ll be a better player.”Taarabt’s recent display against Wolves was an encouraging sign and belied his reputation for immaturity.With Rangers down to 10 men following the sending-off of Djibril Cisse he produced some of his best moments of the season – giving Hughes food for thought.“I was pleased because he took on responsibility and that’s what you want from players,” Hughes explained.“He understood the situation and that he had to really drive the game for us and that’s what he did.“I like players who are able to understand what’s going on and are able to take responsibility in a game. Some shy away from it but he certainly didn’t.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

No. 34 Syracuse fails to pick up 1st conference win in 4-2 loss to No. 26 Notre Dame

first_imgSyracuse came into South Bend, Indiana, hoping to earn its first Atlantic Coast Conference win, but despite some positive results, wasn’t able to pull off the upset.The top half of the singles lineup was strong for the No. 34 Orange (5-4, 0-3 ACC), but weaker play in the four-through-six spots and the doubles lineup led to a 4-2 loss to No. 26 Notre Dame (7-3, 3-0).In doubles play, senior Komal Safdar and sophomore Valeria Salazar were the only SU players to land in the win column, winning 8-5.Senior Amanda Rodgers and freshman Nicole Mitchell only took two games from the No. 21-ranked tandem of Quinn Gleason and Monica Robinson, while senior Breanna Bachini and sophomore Rhiann Newborn kept their match closer with an 8-6 loss.Syracuse’s two points both came in singles play. Salazar dominated the first set 6-1 before Robinson retired, forfeiting the point to the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNewborn also played a strong match, defeating her opponent, 6-3, 6-3.Rodgers found early success by winning the first set 6-4 against Gleason. Gleason followed up with a 6-1 second-set victory, though, and she matched that score in the third to take the point for Notre Dame.Safdar held her own in her first set, losing 6-4, but lost six straight games in the second to lose her match.Sophomore Olivia Messineo saw a similar result, losing the first set 6-2 before dropping the second by a score of 6-0.Bachini put up a strong fight, winning the first set 6-4 before losing the second 2-6. The third set score was close at 3-4 in her opponent’s favor when the match ended.The Orange will once again try for its first ACC win when it returns home to play against Pittsburgh on Sunday morning at Drumlins Tennis Center.Compiled by Kevin Pacelli, staff writer, Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 27, 2015 at 10:05 pmlast_img read more

Dodgers done in by Giancarlo Stanton’s big night

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Chen pitched 6 2/3 innings, gave up six hits and two runs, walked one and struck out four. A.J. Ramos pitched a hitless ninth for his fourth save.The Dodgers had the tying run aboard in each of the final four innings, but stranded it each time to allow Mattingly and the Marlins to come out on top. Giancarlo Stanton homered, doubled and drove in two runs to lead the Marlins past the Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night in Miami manager Don Mattingly’s return to Los Angeles.Mattingly, who managed the Dodgers from 2011-15, received a mix of boos and cheers before the start of his first game against his former club.Stanton ensured a winning return for him, blasting a solo home run to open the scoring in the fourth inning and a tying RBI double in the fifth. Derek Dietrich put the Marlins ahead for good with an RBI triple in the sixth.Yasiel Puig and Trayce Thompson hit solo homers in the fourth inning for the Dodgers.center_img Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) pitched into the seventh inning for his first win with the Marlins while Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling (0-1) took the loss in his first career decision.After Stanton opened the scoring with a massive home run down the left field line, Puig hammered the first pitch of the bottom of the fourth into the right field seats to tie it up. Three batters later, Thompson launched a solo shot to left for his first home run in a Dodgers uniform to give them the lead.Stanton tied it back up quickly though, lacing a two-out double into the right-center gap to score Christian Yelich from first in the top of the fifth to make it 2-2.Stanton’s tying double came one pitch after first baseman Yasmani Grandal misjudged Stanton’s popup in foul territory that would have resulted in the third out of the inning.Dietrich’s RBI triple gave Miami back the lead, and Chen and the Marlins bullpen made it stand.last_img read more

KCCA FC vs Azam: Kasasiros eye second Kagame Cup triumph

first_imgOkello has been key for KCCA FC in Kagame Cup.CECAFA Kagame CupAZAM FC Vs KCCA FCKigali Stadium 17:00hrsKCCA FC is left with one hurdle to negotiate so as to seal their second CECAFA Kagame Cup triumph.On Sunday, the Kasasiros take on defending champions Azam FC of Tanzania at the Kigali Stadium in the tournament’s penultimate game.KCCA secured a championship opportunity slot following an extra time victory against Zambian side Green Eagles, winning 4-3 after extra time, their second time to achieve the fate since 1978.In the blue corner, Azam reached their third successive Cecafa final after edging DR Congo side, AS Maniema Union 5-4 on penalties after a barren draw on Friday.Speaking to the press, one of KCCA FC inform players, Mike Mutyaba was optimistic that teenager Allan Okello can help them write history.“We have been scoring in every single game and Allan is having a good tournament. So we expect him to lift us as we make history again since the club has this kind of trophy already.”Okello was key in the win over Green Eagles, scoring twice and assisting once. He has so far scored four goals and assisted three at the 2019 Kagame Cup.The winner of the annual club regional tournament mainly financed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame will be crowned champion with prize money worth $30,000 ( shs.100 million), while runners up wrill receive $20,000 (shs.80 million) and $10,000 (shs. 38 million) respectively.Comments Tags: allan okelloAzam FcCECAFA 2018KCCA FCMike Mutyabatoplast_img read more

The Indestructible Smartphone: Why It Could Be Closer Than You Think

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces As wrote at the time:If someone accidentally drops his or her phone, the always-on accelerometer will detect that it’s falling too quickly and will deploy the miniature airbags to cushion a potential impact with the ground or floor. Other possibilities suggest puffing out streams of gas to slow down the fall, or using springs instead of airbags.Right.The Insurance OptionFinally, instead of protecting the phone itself, another option is to protect against financial losses from a ruined phone. Extended warranties such as Apple Care are popular, if costly, for example. Other options include insurance plans from mobile carriers. These typically cost around $10 per month and – unfortunately – carry a steep deductible. But since replacing a brand new smartphone without a contract can cost $600 or more, these options may make sense for some consumers. And you don’t have to wait for a technology breakthrough.Lead image courtesy of Sony Mobile. Image of iPhone dunked in water from Liquipel. Image of smartphone airbag patent via the USPTO.  Tags:#smartphone A smartphone is probably the most advanced piece of technology most people own. We take these devices with us everywhere, we use them all the time. Odds are high we will drop them – onto the floor, into water or even onto hard pavement. Even if you got the phone for free with a contract, this tiny slip-up could cost you hundreds of dollars to replace or repair the device. (See also My Week With Android, Or Why I’m Buying An iPhone 5.)Meet The Indestructible SmartphoneIt doesn’t have to be that way. Several companies are already working on building much more rugged smartphones.At this year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas, for example, Sony demonstrated its “waterproof” Xperia Z. According to Sony, the Xperia Z can survive in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.Sprint, meanwhile, has just introduced the Kyocera Torque, which it calls the “splashproof, drop-proof smartphone that can handle all of the elements of your rugged world.” According to Sprint, its drop tests were from a maximum height of 5 feet, 9 inches. Kyocera is even using Bear Grylls, of Man vs Wild fame, to promote the ruggedness of the device. The company claims the Torque meets IP67 ratings for dust and water immersion and Military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and immersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Phew!The problem, of course, is that kind of protection often makes the devices too bulky, too heavy and too costly – and many of these ruggedized smartphones may not include the latest hardware. They may also be not terribly attractive.The Torque, for example, weights 5.9 ounces – compared to the iPhone 5’s 3.9 ounces – and is wrapped inside a thick, greyish rubber casing. In its review of the Torque – despite being impressed with its ability to withstand “pretty brutal treatment” – AllThingsD was disappointed in the device’s speed and camera:The Torque’s five-megapixel, rear-facing camera was disappointing. It was slow to fire up. I took more than a dozen photos in various settings — natural light, indoor light and darker scenes with and without flash — and all of the photos came out a little grainy.  Meet Graphene: Tougher Technology On The WaySoon, however, thanks to the “wonder material” graphene, light, attractive, smash-proof and waterproof smartphones could become commonplace. According to the BBC, graphene could enable:Mobile phones that fold, razor-thin handsets powered by flexible batteries or see-through solar panels built directly into a colourful screen.  The BBC notes that single-atom-thick sheets of graphene: Conduct electricity better than copper, has strength greater than steel and also shows extraordinary elasticity. So great is its potential that in 2010 its discoverers Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel prize for Physics.Graphene is durable, see-through and available – it comes from highly abundant graphite. The problem is both cost and graphene’s current inability to practically control microelectronics as robustly as silicon can. This has not stopped Samsung, Nokia and IBM from investing heavily in the material. How To Protect Your Existing PhoneUntil graphene and other materials, such as nanobites, can succeed in the market, smartphone owners will have choose between bulk and vulnerability. Bumpers and protective cases certainly help make phones more rugged, for example, but add size and weight. And they typically don’t help protect against water damage.For that, there’s a new service called Liquipel, which made a, er, splash, at last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Liquipel offers after-market waterproofing for smartphones and tablets.  As the company notes:Liquipel applies a very thin layer of a water repelling substance on all the surfaces of the object, by exposing them to a gas in a special chamber. Because the substance is gaseous, it can trickle into every corner of the device, thus ensuring total protection. The best thing about it is the fact that all ports, like USB or audio, remain accessible and functional.While customers must currently mail in their device to the treatment, the company says it is rolling out “LiquiPod” machines at various retail locations.Smartphone Airbags?Surprisingly, one of the more outrageous methods to protect smartphones was developed by Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. In 2012, Bezos and Amazon VP Greg Heart were awarded a patent for a “smartphone airbag system.”center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts brian s halllast_img read more

Shawn Murphy on the Optimistic Workplace – Episode #50

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:18 — 26.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSShawn Murphy is the CEO of Switch + Shift, a site that explores the Human Side of Business. He’s also the author of The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone. Shawn shares the destructive behaviors that cause leaders to ruin culture, aligning work and purpose, the hard stuff of human work and soft stuff of profit.0814436196Shawn at Switch and Shift.Shawn on TwitterStop by and visit our sponsor, Selling Power, and give them some support. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Subscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Baramati student commits suicide

first_imgPune: A 25-year-old student studying for the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination reportedly hanged herself in Baramati, said the police.In her suicide note, Kirti Shere has blamed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commando Ganesh Raut, and seven others for her death, alleging mental harassment and blackmail among other reasons. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the woman’s relatives said.In the three-page note, Shere said she had known the CRPF commando for one-and-a-half years, and alleged that he had lured her into a physical relationship. She accused the other people named in the note for blackmailing and threatening her for the last three years. “They used to harass me at tuition classes and the academy with the intention of coercing me into sexual relationship. They said they would tarnish my reputation … My loved ones are not aware of these events. I have been traumatised for the past several months … seek justice against those named in my letter,” the note says.An officer from the Baramati police station said, “The woman apparently never confided in her parents about these events. We have lodged an FIR against those named in the suicide note.”The police have lodged an FIR under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, acting on a complaint lodged by the woman’s father, Dattatrey Shere.last_img read more

Promote a culture of discussion: Kovind

first_imgStressing that a values-based education helped promote ethics in society, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said there was need to promote a culture of discussion rather than dispute to address issues of caste, gender and other forms of discrimination.The President was in the city to inaugurate the Sadhu Vaswani International School, which is coming up in the Pradhikaran area. Remarking that Pune has long been a centre of education, Mr. Kovind said, “The story of modern India owes much to the educational, reformist and progressive ideas that have flowed from this city and for which our nation is truly appreciative.”Instrument for changeReferring to the work of reformers like Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Savitribai Phule, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the President said, “Each of these great men and women placed an emphasis on a culture of discussion rather than of dispute, and of addressing disagreements while being mindful of the other person’s dignity.”He noted that the chief architect of the Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, too, had a long relationship with Pune. “[Dr. Ambedkar], too, had stressed on the importance of education as an instrument for social change and for building a just and egalitarian society,” the President said.He said children should imbibe values of “culture, character, compassion and courage” that are perhaps not formally tested in a board examination. “But a child who internalises these [values] will always be sensitive to the world outside, to the underprivileged … these values will help in coping with change in a world evolving more rapidly than perhaps ever before,” he said.The function took place at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in the presence of spiritual leader Dada J.P. Vaswani. “Sadhu Vaswani’s disciple Dada J.P. Vaswani has dedicated every moment to the cause of humanity. He has been an ambassador of Indian tradition and culture on countless platforms … including at the United Nations,” said the President. Also present on the occasion were BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar and Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao.last_img read more