Munaf Patel led India’s bowlers with a haul of 3 for 50 off eight overs. His new ball partner Zaheer Khan picked up 2 for 47 in nine, while Yuvraj contributed 2 for 45 off eight overs. Patel had struck 38 off only 33 deliveries when he cracked a low drive towards Du Plessis at short extra cover. Diving forward, Du Plessis had to invert his right hand as if it was a baseball glove to get under the ball. Miraculously, he pulled off the catch and, after the third umpire had examined television replays, Patel was gone after an entertaining knock. Morkel finished with 4 for 52 off eight overs, while Dale Steyn captured 2 for 32 in nine, and Tsotsobe 2 for 57 in 7.2 overs. HealthyWhen he departed, the Proteas innings looked very healthy after a partnership of 97 runs, which had lifted the total to 113. Pathan was out for a sensational 105 off only 70 balls, including eight sixes and eight fours. It was an incredible knock, coming as it did from the number seven batsman in India’s order. In fact, he had become the first man in the history of one-day internationals to score two centuries from so low down the order. It was a series that South Africa could have won much more convincingly, but India, under former South African opening batsman Gary Kirsten, showed the fight that has lifted them to the top of the test rankings and second in the ODI standings. South Africa celebrated wildly when Morne Morkel had the dangerous and highly-regarded Virat Kolhi caught behind by wicketkeeper De Villiers for two after a peach of a delivery. AB de Villiers didn’t last long before he was caught far out of his crease and was easily stumped by Dhoni off the bowling of Yuvraj, who showed throughout the series that he is a more than useful part-timer with his left-arm spin. Amla was the highest run scorer from either team, tallying 250 at an average of 62.50. JP Duminy followed just behind him with 244 at 61.00, while India’s top scorer was Virat Kohli with 193 at 48.25. His decision was rewarded in the third over when South African captain Smith was out for seven after he nicked one to Yusuf Pathan at slip off Zaheer Khan. However, the Proteas then took charge of proceedings with a fine partnership between Hashim Amla and Morne van Wyk. Van Wyk played with attacking intent, which allowed Amla to play the anchor role. Van Wyk struck eight fours, whilst exhibiting some clever stroke making, before he fell to a fantastic reflex catch by Yuvraj Singh off his own bowling. World Cup preparation Victory targetWith the Duckworth/Lewis method in play, India was set a victory target of 268 off 46 overs. That brought JP Duminy to the crease. He and Amla took the score to 226 for 3 after 42 overs but were then forced from the field because of rain. When play resumed, the South African innings had been reduced to 46 overs and the slog was on. PartnershipDuminy was out for 35, caught and bowled by Munaf Patel, with the total on 231 after a stand of 102 with Amla. He played an intelligent knock and worked the ball around to keep the scoreboard ticking despite striking only one four. All sorts of troubleWhen Suresh Raina was dismissed for 11 with the total on 74, India were in all sorts of trouble. Raina had been found out during the course of India’s tour as a man who struggles against the short ball and it once again proved his downfall. Sublime catchOpening batsman Pathiv Patel, meanwhile, was on song and scoring freely. With the total on 60 he was dismissed after a sublime catch by Du Plessis off the bowling of Morkel. India sunk into deeper trouble when Yuvraj Singh was the fifth man out with the total on 60. He played a loose shot at a slower ball from Dale Steyn, driving on the up and straight to Duminy at point, who secured an easy catch. Morkel was crushed for 16 runs in an over. Later, Botha went for 16 too. Tsotsobe gave up 21 runs in the very next over as Pathan brought up a stunning century off only 68 deliveries. Steyn sent down a fast delivery which gave Raina a little space outside his off stump. He attempted a cut high over third man, but the ball didn’t carry far enough and Morkel got under it to take the catch. Raina’s exit brought Yusuf Pathan to the wicket. The Proteas’ attempt to tack on some boundaries at the end of the innings fell flat as Patel added the wickets of Faf du Plessis for eight and Johan Botha for two. TossOn Sunday in Centurion, India won the toss and captain MS Dhoni elected to field. They started off in positive fashion, but were pegged back in the fourth over when Rohit Sharma played on to a slower ball from Tsotsobe for five. 24 January 2011 UnstoppableBy the end of the 35th over, India had reached 218 for 8 and Pathan appeared all but unstoppable. There was concern on the faces of the Proteas. Captain Smith had to find a way to staunch the flow of runs, so he turned to his best bowler during the ODI series, Morkel, who had already picked up three wickets on the day. Morkel was named man of the series after finishing it with 12 wickets at the miserly average of 11.41 per wicket. He was pushed closely by Lonwabo Tsotsobe in the bowling department, with the tall left-armer leading all wicket takers with 13 at an excellent average of 13.53. Important ballSouth Africa’s last batsman Lonwabo Tsotsobe needed to face only one ball, but the importance of that single delivery was huge. If Tsotsobe was dismissed, the Duckworth/Lewis method would no longer be required and that would mean that the total India needed to chase would not be inflated by the calculations of the method. Robin Peterson was bowled by Zaheer Khan for four and two runs outs, both for ducks, of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel further undermined the Proteas’ batting efforts. That brought Indian captain MS Dhoni to the wicket. He didn’t last long, out for five after being caught well to his left by SA skipper Graeme Smith at slip after Dhoni slashed at a ball from Morkel. At 45 for 3 the Indian innings was wobbling. A 34-run victory gave South African skipper Graeme Smith a win, as well as a series victory over India, in his final match as the Proteas’ one-day captain on home soil. All that remains of his ODI career is the World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which starts on 19 February. South Africa appeared to have claimed a ninth wicket in the 27th over when Zaheer was caught off a short ball from Morkel. However, a replay showed that the tall paceman had over-stepped and a no ball was called. With his batting partner having received a reprieve, Pathan let loose with an array of attacking shots. India’s Yusuf Pathan seemed poised to steal a win away from South Africa in the fifth one-day international at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday, but a fourth wicket from Morne Morkel put the Proteas back on course for victory in the match and the series. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Challenge all but finishedPathan was playing some powerful attacking shots, but Chawla didn’t last long before he was bowled by Robin Peterson for 8, which left India on 119 for 8 and their challenge all but finished. South Africa finished on 250 for 9 with Amla undefeated on 116 off 132 deliveries, including nine fours. Zaheer took a run of Morkel’s first ball, bringing Yusuf on strike. Once again, he went for a big shot over the top, but this time did not get hold of it. Faf du Plessis got under it and pouched the catch to the massive relief of the South African team. Together with Harbhajan Singh, Pathan took the score to 98 before Harbhajan was the next man out in the procession of Indian batsmen coming and going out. He steered Johan Botha directly to Duminy at mid-wicket and left for 13, which brought Piyush Chawla out to the middle with India on the ropes. Pressure offWith Pathan out and the last man Munaf Patel at the crease the pressure was off the South African bowlers. He and Zaheer hung around for a while, but South Africa finally closed out the game and the series in the 41st over when Zaheer was caught by Morkel off the bowling of Tsotsobe for a defiant 24. India were all out for 234, 35 runs short of their required victory target. Proteas’ skipper Graeme Smith admitted afterwards that it had been a nervous time for him as he tried to get a message to Tsotsobe about the importance of keeping his wicket. One thing that Smith, Morne Morkel and Hashim Amla agreed upon, when they were interviewed at the post-match presentation, is that the series had been excellent preparation for the World Cup.
9 July 2012 A number of benefits are already materialising from South Africa’s selection as the major location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, Science and Technology Deputy Director-General Thomas Auf der Heyde said in Pretoria on Sunday. “These spin-offs are in the area of human capital development,” Auf der Heyde said at an astronomy summit hosted at the University of Pretoria. “There have been new bursaries, a number of them, that have been introduced into the system [towards the study of astronomy],” he said. “The SKA team can show how international students are taking up these bursaries, coming to work in South Africa. These are huge human capital developments that accrued from our investments in astronomy.” Auf der Heyde said that South Africa’s selection had also raised awareness of science among the country’s population. “It’s unbelievable how many people have understood the principle of what the SKA competition was all about. They understood that it was really important and it had to do with astronomy, science and technology,” he said. “I have been told about the enormous interest from schools who want to understand more about astronomy. Facilities like the Sci-Bono centre in Johannesburg are finding a huge upsurge in the interest in science.” In May, SKA board chairman John Womersley announced at a press conference at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam that South Africa would share the SKA project with Australia. Auf der Heyde said the major hurdle to South Africa’s technological advancement was the lack of skilled workers. “It is obvious to me that the key bottleneck in the more effective use of the infrastructure is not that we don’t have enough scientists, we don’t have enough artisans, engineers and technicians to enable [us] to adapt the instruments from time to time. “Now, with 2 500 radio telescopes to be build from 2016 until 2034, we have got a need for vocational artisan training in the country that is unprecedented. We have a strong rationale to ensure that the human capital development takes place.” Auf der Heyde said the SKA project in South Africa had received much support from structures like the African Union Commission, the European Union and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). “I can tell you that strategically and politically, this is a very significant achievement. The South African political machinery has understood the political importance of this,” he said. Sapa
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting If you think the gun debate in the United States is heated now, technological advances are about to make it a whole lot more intense. Last week, Forbes highlighted a project called Wiki Weapon that wants to prototype the world’s first fully printable gun. In the same way that the Internet democratized publishing and the flow of information, Second Amendment advocates want to make acquiring arms as easy as downloading a file and hitting Print. Defense Distributed, the group behind Wiki Weapon, aims to raise $20,000 to buy a Stratasys 3D printer and further develop the concept. The initiative, unsurprisingly, has raised a few eyebrows. The project may or may not reach its goal, but the idea of a fully 3D-printable gun now seems inevitable. Last year, 3D CAD models of a lower receiver for a semiautomatic rifle sparked controversy when they popped up online. Then a gun enthusiast tried – and succeeded – to use one to fire 200 rounds of ammunition. When Tech Evolves Faster Than Society Can Keep UpWiki Weapon is just the latest – and most dramatic – example of how technology can evolve more rapidly than do our laws and societal norms. Just as the Internet and file-sharing platforms turned copyright on its head before any of the world’s legislatures and media companies knew what hit them, the already complex and tense debate over gun control may be about to take on an entirely new shape. And just as in the copyright wars, controlling the distribution of digital files is a lot more challenging than clamping down on the sale and distribution of physical goods, whether they’re a bootleg DVD or a semiautomatic rifle. Second Amendment advocates are, as always, ready for rhetorical battle. On its website, Defense Distributed draws from American history to support the notion that building firearms at home is not only legal, but is a long-standing tradition in the U.S. It confesses quite openly that Wiki Weapon “is about challenging gun control and regulation.”The legality issue isn’t clear cut. It is lawful to build a firearm for personal use in the U.S., but making one out of plastic may violate a 1988 law designed to prevent people from sneaking such guns through airport security, as Wired points out. The 3D printing revolution has been slowly unfolding for about a decade, but it’s only in the last few years that it’s begun to creep into mainstream awareness. It’s known chiefly for common use cases like rapid prototyping and architectural modeling. But the technology is still very young. For years, there’s been talk of 3D-printing everything from houses to human tissue, and those realities are inching closer. Soon enough, the list of things we’ll be able to print out will grow even more mind-blowing. In the meantime, we already have plenty of complex issues with which to grapple. Photo by John McStravick. john paul titlow A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#politics#web Related Posts
There isn’t an immediate or obvious reason why trades have spiked so dramatically. Rule changes — especially those included in a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) — could have contributed. Before 2012, teams were eligible to receive a draft pick in return for a free agent who left the team, even if he was traded to that roster midseason. Under the new CBA, which went into effect in 2012, the value of those potential free agents dropped, since a team could no longer get draft-pick compensation for them. But the increase in trade volume appears to be a gradual rise, not the one-time bump we’d expect to see immediately after the CBA was adopted if the change in rules was responsible for the rise.Likewise, we might expect the recent dramatic increase in front-office jobs (particularly in analytics) to help boost trade volume because all those new workers could increase a team’s ability to juggle multiple potential offers. (The older, smaller front offices likely would have been forced to focus on only one deal at a time.) But there’s also very little correlation between the number of analysts in a front office and the frequency of trades, so it seems like front-office expansion isn’t to blame.Two more legitimate contributing factors, however, might be the second wild-card slot (instituted in 2012) and the newfound prevalence of tanking in MLB. The additional playoff spot encourages more teams to try to contend, which has sometimes resulted in an arms race of acquiring talent at the trade deadline. Last year’s American League East featured three teams (the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles) buying pitching in July, presumably with the hope of vaulting into contention.Tanking works in the opposite direction: When teams are forced to decide between the playoffs and rebuilding, they have more incentive to either trade their valuable players or gain additional strength. The White Sox were frozen in mediocrity for a long time, but in the last year, they unloaded all their stars, from Adam Eaton to Jose Quintana, for prospects. Those kind of abrupt sell-offs have changed the structure of the league and moved dozens more players between teams.Quintana is an especially representative example, because more pitchers are getting moved than in previous years. Hurler trades reached a nadir in 2013, when only 41.6 percent of traded players were pitchers. Last year, however, that percentage had risen to 52.6 percent, a big swing in only a few years. And although we saw a buildup in bullpen swaps last year, with the Indians grabbing Andrew Miller and the Cubs obtaining Aroldis Chapman, the increase in pitcher trades seems to be evenly divided between starters and relievers. In the new, juiced-ball MLB frontier, it may be that teams put an extra premium on acquiring good pitching.Trades can sometimes reveal the strategies a team is employing or the type of players they value the most. But just as often, they are mysterious, the outcome of negotiations to which the public is not privy. Whether due to tanking, the wild card, or some other factor, trades are way, way up and more pitchers are switching teams than before. That makes the deadline more exciting than ever, but it’s also just another block of time in MLB’s trade-happy calendar. With the MLB trade deadline approaching, texts are pinging between front-office executives, general managers are holding hushed phone calls, and amateur internet sleuths are breaking major stories. But swapping players isn’t just a deadline pastime these days. Whether it’s the result of rule changes, smarter front offices or the natural ebbs and flows of the market, the last few years have featured more trades than ever before, both before and after the deadline, making the deadline less relevant in relation to the rest of the year.Regardless of your rooting interests, it’s always entertaining to watch the buyers and sellers jostling to make the best deadline deal. On a day-by-day basis, this part of the season has always been the busiest part of the baseball calendar for trades, and it shows few signs of slowing down.However, the percentage of all trades taking place at the deadline has actually gone down in the past eight years, with teams trading up a storm throughout the entire year. Since 2009 (the first year for which Baseball Prospectus has transaction data), the total volume of trades across MLB has increased by an average of 14 percent every season. Deadline deals used to make up about quarter to a third of all trades; in the last four years they only represented roughly one-sixth of of all trades.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2015 – Medical expenses help is being sought for cultural personality, Bugaloo. Right now, the man who made conch salad prepared roadside and introduced a more authentic native experience in island dining is in hospital in Cuba. Berlie Williams aka Bugaloo, is 63 years old had reportedly use of his legs and arms about two weeks ago in Provo before he was flown out for care. Mike Stolow, owner of Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl in Five Cays told Magnetic Media last night that medical bills are mounting; already at $15,000 and Bugaloo will need your help. If you want to support the fund, donate to Berlie Williams account at RBC. More details to come. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl a Joaquin survivor Related Items:bernie williams, bugaloo, mediacal expenses, mike stolow Bugaloo is back home, today Bugaloo returning to Provo Saturday, still needs financial help
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Shelters will be reopened says the Government as the country braces for an overnight tango with dangerous category five hurricane Maria on Thursday. A media debriefing will happen on Wednesday morning for further information on what the public needs to know about the system and the contingency plan, given the fact that the TCI’s defenses are certainly weakened since the encounter with Hurricane Irma and its 180mph winds.We expect to hear details on the shelter plans, what can happen with debris still strewn about since the last hurricane, what will happen with the prison which suffered damage and where prisoners escaped, about fuel, water, building and other supplies, an update on electricity restoration and what kind of weather conditions the TCI will experience as Maria moves through.It is also now announced the Providenciales International Airport is closed as of 8pm Wednesday, which is about 24 hours before hurricane Maria is set to arrive to these islands as a Category 4 hurricane.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items: