Ahanmisi powers Akari-Adamson in thrilling win over Marinerong Pilipino

first_imgPBA IMAGESJerrick Ahanmisi saved his best for last as he steered Akari-Adamson to a huge 80-75 come-from-behind victory over Marinerong Pilipino Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Fil-Nigerian guard had the crucial steal and go-ahead assist to Simon Camacho’s and-one play with 10.9 ticks to play before sealing the victory with two freebies .ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises No more limit on lending of PBA players to Gilas, says new commissioner Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Ahanmisi, the younger brother of Rain or Shine playmaker Maverick, pumped life into Akari-Adamson, which was  behind by 10, 21-31, early in the game as he shot 4-of-8 from downtown to end up with 23 points, five rebounds, and four assists.Sean Manganti added 13 markers, three boards, two assists, and two blocks, while Jerom Lastimosa had nine points in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I don’t know if they underestimated us because we’re a college team, but we’re here to prove something and show that we can compete,” said coach Franz Pumaren of the conference-opening win.The Falcons were able to weather the early drought after going 8-of-18 from beyond the arc. Renzo Subido still tried to tie the game at 78 in the waning seconds, but his triple went way short.Billy Robles topped Marinerong Pilipino (1-1) with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks, while Kyle Toth shot a perfect 3-of-3 from threes to wound up with 11 markers and four boards in the loss.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 80 — Ahanmisi 23, Manganti 13, Lastimosa 9, Catapusan 8, Mojica 7, Hill 6, Buenaventura 4, Sarr 4, Camacho 3, Longalong 3, Bernardo 0, Lojera 0, Macion 0,MARINERONG PILIPINO 75 — Robles 13, Toth 11, Subido 9, Terso 9, Paredes 8, Tratter 8, Ayonayon 4, Banal 4, Babilonia 3, Lopez 2, Pasaol 2, Tolentino 2, Iñigo 0, Olivares.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Quarters: 19-26, 42-48, 63-65, 80-75.last_img read more

Riyad Mahrez tells Leicester City he wants to stay

first_imgLeicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has given the Premier League champions a boost by telling the owners he wants to stay at the club next season, British media reported on Thursday.Mahrez has played a key part in Leicester’s success but doubts about his future were sparked when his agent said it was “50-50″ whether the winger would leave in the close season. (Also read: Here’s how Leicester City pulled off the seemingly impossible) However, club vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of billionaire owner Vichai, said he has already been given reassurances by the Algeria international.”I want the players to enjoy this moment and not be concerned about their contracts,” Srivaddhanaprabha was quoted as saying by The Telegraph website.”They are good boys and they understand. Even Mahrez, I talked to him and said, ‘Are you concerned?’ He said ‘No, no, I want to stay’. This is what he wants, he wants to stay. (Also read: This is what Lionel Messi has to say about EPL champions Leicester City) “It depends on the players and the clubs who want them, but we have no policy to sell the players and we don’t have a problem with money.”We will try everything that we can to build the team and to secure the same group of players and add some quality.”Mahrez, 25, has been one of the club’s best performers and his 17 league goals and 11 assists earned him the PFA Player of the Year award as they won their first top-flight title.advertisementLeicester host 11th-placed Everton on Saturday, after which they will be presented with the Premier League trophy.British media reported that the club will discuss new contracts to reward key players like Mahrez, N’Golo Kante, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Danny Drinkwater.”We have to wait until the end of the season and evaluate everyone. I am super fair, and happy to improve if they deserve something. It depends on how Wes lifts the trophy!” Srivaddhanaprabha joked.last_img read more

IPL 2017, RPS vs GL Highlights: How Ben Stokes sealed the deal for Pune

first_imgGujarat have been Stoke’d! What a knock this has been from theEnglishman. To take your team home, scoring your maiden T20 ton, withyour team in dire straits at 10 for 3. Take a bow, Ben Stokes. This hasbeen some, some knock. Today it also the Maharashtra Day and both teamsfrom the state have won. This though shall be etched in memories ofmany, many people involved. (Points Table | Scorecard)Stokes – there was so much debate, whether he did deserved the price tag or not, whether he was good enough or not. But boy, how well has heperformed to shut up his critics. Gujarat will feel knocked over, theybowled well for the most parts of the game but could not dismiss thesouthpaw. Pradeep Sangwan struck twice in the first over to set thetone. Dhoni and Stokes though set the platform with a 76-run stand.Just when Dhoni wanted to hit out, he departed to Thampi. Stokes thoughshowed his class to play of his best knocks in limited overs. Pune willbe delighted with the win as it puts them in a really good position onthe points table. They bowled earlier on with Imran Tahir and JaydevUnadkat taking three wickets each to restrict the visitors. Stokesfailed with the ball but stepped up with the bat to earn them two vitalpoints.HIGHLIGHTSPUNE INNINGS:23.38 IST: Difficult two games for Gujarat Lions! Lost the previous match against Mumbai Indians in Super Over and then this.advertisement2 hard fought losses in 3 days is hard to cope with, but the fighting spirit in the Lions will never die ?? #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201723.33 IST: What an innings by Ben Stokes and so crucial! Maiden IPL century laced with 6 sixes and 7 fours.TAKE A BOW – BEN STOKES #IPL #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/XUeddw2ORK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201723.31 IST: SIX! Christian finishes it off in style!23.28 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes, kudos to you! Maiden Indian T20 League ton for Ben Stokes! He’s absolutely pumped up, so is the crowd and are we! A classical innings from the Englishman this! Faulkner serves it full outside off, Stokes smashes it past a diving extra cover fielder for a boundary.Just have to enjoy this innings from @benstokes38. Been the lone chaser in what seemed a lost cause.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 1, 201723.25 IST: Stokes down with cramps.23.21 IST: What an exceptional fielding effort by Jadeja! Saves a boundary at deep mid wicket.23.20 IST: SIX! Stokes powers a 79m maximum off Thampi over long on.23.18 IST: Good work by Dwayne on the boundary line. Was a sure shot four on deep mid wicket. RPS 137/5 after 18 overs vs GL.23.17 IST: FOUR! Good shot by Christian. Slams Sangwan for a boundary on deep backward point.23.13 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes is on fire! Powers Thampi’s delivery straight to the boundary line. RPS 126/5 in 17 overs vs GL. Need 36 runs from the last 3 overs.23.11 IST: OUT! Slower ball by Thampi! Dhoni couldn’t get enough elevation on it and safe hands of  McCullum catch him on long-off.23.08 IST: Just 4 overs left and RPS are 118/4 vs GL. Stokes at 72 runs and Dhoni at 26.23.06 IST: FOUR! Stokes slams the fuller delivery through the covers for a boundary.23.05 IST: SIX! Ben Stokes smashes Dwayne Smith out of the park. A mighty 89m maximum.23.00 IST: SIX! Bang! This will get the crowd going! Back of a length delivery on middle, it sits up at a nice height for Dhoni who stands tall, swivels minimal and packs a pull over mid-wicket for half a dozen.22.57 IST: At Strategic Time Out, RPS are 90/4 in 14 overs vs GL.22.53 IST: Very economical over by Ankit Soni. No boundaries off it. RPS 87/4 in 13 overs vs GL.22:49 IST: FOUR! Very full outside off, Ben comes down the track, reaches out to that one and scythes it through point and finds the fence. A boundary to end the over!22:48 IST: Ben Stokes reaches his fifty with a single run off Dwayne Smith’s delivery.22:41 IST: SIX! Jadeja gets slammed for another biggie by Stokes. This time on long on.22.40 IST: SIX! Stokes powers an 89m maximum to deep mid wicket.#Jaddu vs #MSDhoniRound 1: Only 4 runs coming off the over. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201722.36 IST: Jadeja goes for just 4 runs in his first over. RPS 51/4 in 8 overs vs GL.22:34 IST: FOUR! Timing! Fuller outside off, Dhoni strides forward and drives it through extra cover. The fielder gets across from the deep, slides to stop the ball but ends up parrying it on the ropes. Thampi was the fielder.advertisement22.30 IST: The crowd roars ‘DHONI! DHONI!’ as he comes on strike for the first time. RPS 47/4 after 7 overs vs GL. Horrible mix up!Tripathi is runout. Horrible way to get out in the context of the game! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.26 IST: OUT! School boy cricket there! Fuller in length on middle and leg, Stokes comes down and jams it out towards long on. The throw from Finch comes in at the non-striker’s end at hits the target. Stokes has run a long way towards the striker’s end and he is livid with his partner since it was Rahul’s call. When the ball hit the target, the southpaw had crossed the opener and hence Tripathi has to depart. That is a waste of a wicket and a gift of a wicket to the opposition. RPS 43/4 after 6 overs vs GL. 22.21 IST: Good over for Pune, 13 overs off it. RPS 37/3 after 5 overs vs GL.22.20 IST: FOUR! Good hands from Tripathi. A beautiful boundary at backward point.22.17 IST: SIX! Mighty shot by Ben Stokes. Shorter in length on the stumps, at 136 kph, Stokes gets inside the line of this one and hooks it over backwards square leg for a 79m maximum.22.13 IST: FOUR! Stokes is trying to stay positive. In the gap! Good length outside off, Stokes comes down a touch and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Important for Pune to stay positive as the target is not a big one. RPS:24/3 (4 overs) Pulled away into the gap. #Stokes will look to s positive & steady this innings! 4?! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.09 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes times it to perfection. Fuller in length around off, shapes in, Stokes covers the line and thumps it down the ground past the non-striker for a boundary. RPS:17/3 (3 overs)Elbow high, straight bat and 4?! ?? perfection from #stokes ???! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.06 IST: Gujarat are off to a great start. RPS:11/3 (2 overs) 2? gone! #RPS 1?1?- 3?! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.05 IST: OUT! Tiwary has to walk for a duck off Basil Thampi. Pune, what are you doing? Thampi fires a fuller one on middle and leg, Tiwary is beaten for pace and is struck on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire has no doubt to rule it out. That is another big wicket and Thampi leaps in joy. Boy, what a start!Match 39. 1.3: WICKET! M Tiwary (0) is out, lbw Basil Thampi, 10/3 https://t.co/Yerz9AyVH0 #RPSvGL- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201722.01 IST: OUT! Banged in short on the body, Smith goes across to pull it away but gloves it towards short fine leg. Ankit Soni takes the catch and that is the end of Steven Smith. This is a superb start for the visitors. Sangwan leaps in joy and why not. That is a huge wicket. RPS: 8/2 (1 over)WICKET. Pradeep Sangwan is turning it on. We get the big fish. Steve Smith departs. #RPS 8/2. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/AnljVNPeMgadvertisement- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201722.00 IST: FOUR! Captain Smith comes and flicks the ball off his pads for a boundary. Fuller on the stumps, Smith gets across and just nonchalantly clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary to get off the mark.21.59 IST: OUT! Rahane is found in front of his stumps. WICKET. Sangwan gets the early breakthrough we wanted. Dangerman Ajinkya Rahane walks back to the dugout. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201721.58 IST: FOUR! Rahane nudges it off of his pads. Reaches 4000 runs in t20. Shorter in length, on the pads, Rahane just tickles it into the fine leg fence neatly. Nice way to get off the mark.21.57 IST: Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane faces Pradeep Sangwan. 21.54 IST: Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers. It was a complete #MahirTahir show at the MCA!????Our leading wicket taker put us right in the game & restricted GL to 161!#RangWahiJungNayi pic.twitter.com/ZKD8EHTujJ- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201721.51 IST: It up to the Gujarat bowlers, need to defend 161. It’s up to the bowlers now. Come on Lions, let’s defend this! #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL– The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 2017GUJARAT INNINGS:21.46 IST: Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/27. Jaydev Unadkat came back towards the end to finish with figures of 3/29. The rest too held their nerve to not let the home side down. Gujarat will know they could have done a lot better with the bat. They now have to defend a below par score on this good wicket. The home side will back their batting to come good. Should be an interesting chase.21.44 IST: Pune have to chase a total of 162 after bowling out Gujarat for 161.21.42 IST: OUT! Ankit Soni bowled out by Unadkat on the second last ball of the innings. Unadkat serves another slower length delivery, Ankit Soni heaves across the line only to hear the death rattle. Superb bowling from Jaydev this!3? wickets for @JUnadkat Super bowling by the man from Saurashtra! We bundle up GL for 1?6?1?! Now for the chase! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201721.39 IST: OUT! Excellent glovework from Dhoni yet again to run out Karthik. Run out! Dhoni gets his man this time! Slower length delivery, angling in, Thampi swings and misses. Karthik wants the strike and so sets off in search of a bye. Dhoni collects and scores yet another direct hit at his end. This time Karthik’s desperate dive doesn’t save him.?sd show with the gloves was beautiful! ??? #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201721.38 IST: FOUR! That’s the glam shot! Length delivery on the stumps, Dinesh Karthik gets into the position early and reverse paddles it over backward point for a boundary. Cheeky!21.35 IST: FOUR! Good feet movement by Karthik and he slams Stokes for a boundary to deep square leg. GL 155/8 in 19 overs vs RPS.21.31 IST: OUT! Pradeep Sangwan falls after scoring just a run in his first game for Gujarat and Dinesh Karthik stands on one end to see wickets fall. Change of pace does the trick! Undakat gets his second! Nicely rolls his fingers over the ball and sends across a good length delivery as Sangwan looks to loft it down the ground. Miscues it high in the air towards mid on where Rahul Tripathi settles underneath it.21.27 IST: OUT! Excellent catch by Manoj Tiwary and Faulkner has to walk back to pavilion. Slower length delivery outside off, James gives himself some roo and bashes it hard but doesn’t bother to keep it down. It goes towards Manoj Tiwary at short extra cover who holds onto a tough catch. Unadkat gets his first wicket of the night.21.25 IST: It’s been 3 overs since Gujarat’s last boundary. GL 146/6 in 17 overs vs RPS.4 overs to go. The Lions are 140/6. @DineshKarthik and @JamesFaulkner44 will look to end with a flourish. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201721.19 IST: It’s Strategic time-out! GL 140/6 after 16 overs vs RPS.21.18 IST: OUT! Jadeja throws his wicket away and walks back to pavilion clearly unhappy with himself. From around the wicket, Christian bangs in a short ball and angles it into the body, Jadeja looks to pull but gets it off the splice. It lobs to Jaydev Unadkat at short fine leg who runs in to his right and takes a simple catch.21.13 IST: NOT OUT! Another quick glovework from Dhoni but Jadeja makes it on time.21.09 IST: FOUR! On the pads and Jadeja has put it away. He doesn’t have any problem to just tickle it fine down the leg side for a boundary. GL 128/5 after 14 overs vs RPS.21.05 IST: FOUR! Jadeja slams Stokes once again. This time to deep mid wicket. GL 121/5 in 13 overs vs RPS.21.04 IST: FOUR! Jadeja powers Stokes’ delivery straight to boundary.21.01 IST: OUT! Back of a length around off, McCullum steps out and plays his usual flat-batted shot. Doesn’t connect and the ball goes off the splice towards Ajinkya Rahane at sweeper cover. He takes a comfortable catch and that spells the end of the Gujarat opener. Pune with a timely wicket. GL 109/5 in 12 overs vs RPS.20.57 IST: BIG SHOUT! Thakur appealed for an LBW but the umpire doesn’t move.20.53 IST: FOUR! Edged and away! Fuller and outside off, McCullum comes forward to push it away but gets a thick outside edge which races down to the third man fence for a boundary. The man in the deep comes across to his left, puts in a dive but to no avail. GL 101/4 in 11 overs vs RPS.20.51 IST: OUT! Tahir strikes gold! Lands a googly outside off, Smith sits down on his knee and looks to slog sweep but misses and has his stumps rattled. What an over for the home side, two big wickets in that over. That after being hit for a biggie first ball. Tahir is elated and why not. This is a superb period of play. His figures read 3-0-22-3 for now. GL 94/4 in 10 overs.20.49 IST: OUT! Finch departs and Tahir takes off! Flatter on middle, Finch looks to go through the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs back towards Tahir who leaps and takes the catch. Finch has to walk back. Tahir takes off in celebration. A vital wicket for the home side. Dwayne Smith walks out to bat next, replacing Finchy. A slip in place20.46 IST: SIX! Finch goes big! Tahir lands the googly outside off, Finch gets under it and dispatches it over mid-wicket for a maximum.20.44 IST: SIX! Over the ropes! Good length outside off, McCullum gets under it and pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Another big over for the visitors, 15 runs off it. GL 86/2 in 9 overs20.42 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Lands it outside off, Finch gets under it and launches it over mid-wicket. The ball lands in the gap and they get a boundary.20.38 IST: OUT! Raina runs himself out! Flatter around off, Suresh gets it towards square leg off the back foot and takes a single. Raina calls for the second and dives to get into his crease. The throw comes in flat at the striker’s end and Dhoni takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show Rahane’s throw was a sharp one and Dhoni had caught Raina short of the crease. That is a big wicket and a special piece of fielding has resulted in a wicket. GL 71/2 in 8 overs. Aaron Finch is the new man in!Always! ?????? #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL https://t.co/IvHy9Ihxuo- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201720.31 IST: GL 66/1 after 7 overs vs RPS. 20.30 IST: FOUR! It’s McCullum again. Ferocious hit on the mid off. 20.29 IST: Good piece of fielding there by Thakur. Saved two runs for the team.20.27 IST: WICKET! There’s the breakthrough! Too full outside off, Kishan comes forward to drive it but ends up slicing it to short third man. Sundar takes the catch and that is a huge sigh of relief for the home side. Still a superb Powerplay for the home side. GL 55/1 in 6 overs vs RPS.20.23 IST: FOUR! Powerful! Too full on the pads, Ishan Kishan does not miss out and sweeps it powerfully through backward square leg for a boundary.20.19 IST: SIX! Hit away! Length ball on middle and leg, McCullum gets under it and launches it over wide long on for a maximum. This is a superb start for the visitors.20.18 IST:  FOUR! Edged! Fuller outside off, McCullum looks to drive from his crease but gets an outside edge past the keeper for a boundary. Luck has not gone in favour of the hosts so far.20.15 IST: BIG HITTING! Ishan Kishan hitting Sundar big. First a four  through an edge and then a big six. What a hit! Shorter on middle, Kishan gets under this one and pummels it over mid-wicket for a biggie. GL 35/0 in 4 overs vs RPS.20.12 IST: SIX! Ishan Kishan special! Shorter in length on the body, Kishan gets under it and gets it over backward square leg for a 69m maximum. GL 24/0 in 3 overs vs RPS.Vintage #MSDhoni Such a smart and cheeky cricketer. Surely played a lot of gully cricket! ??? #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201720.10 IST: NOT OUT! Dhoni special but no harm done. Good length outside off, Kishan pulls it over mid-wicket for a couple of runs. The throw comes in at the striker’s end. Dhoni deflects the ball through his legs back onto the stumps. There is an appeal which is referred upstairs. Replays show that Ishan had dragged his bat into the crease.Beautiful over by Sundae, just a run off his 1st. GL 1?2?-0? after 2?! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201720.08 IST: Excellent second over by Washington Sundar. Just one run off it. GL 12/0 after 2 overs vs RPS.20.04 IST: FOUR! Past the fielder! Outside off on a good length, McCullum opens the face of the bat and gets it past the short third man fielder for a boundary. What a start for the visitors. GL 11/0 after 1 over vs RPS.20.03 IST: MISSED CHANCE! Slower in pace, fuller in length on the stumps, McCullum is early into the shot. The ball lobs towards Smith at mid on. He comes in, dives but the ball falls short of him. A single taken.20.01 IST: FOUR! Slants it outside off on a length, McCullum goes after the width and sends it crashing over extra cover for a boundary. There was a fielder in the deep but he could not do anything about it.19.58 IST: Brendon McCullum and Ishan Kishan have made their way to the ground in order to open the innings for Gujarat while Jaydev Unadkat is opening the bowling attack of Pune.2 changes from our previous game vs RCB#stokes and Shardul in!Ferguson & D Chahar out!#RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/AWbwhwLFWr- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 2017Here’s our Playing XI for tonight’s game. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/NErN1Z60kf- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201719.47 IST: Here’s the playing XI of both the teams.Rising Pune Supergiant (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(w), Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran TahirGujarat Lions (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Ankit Soni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi19.31 IST: Rising Pune Supergiant win toss, opt to bowl first.Steve Smith chose to bowl first saying that there was some dew the other night unexpectedly and this is generally a pretty good chasing ground.Lockie Ferguson makes way for Ben Stokes while Shardul Thakur comes in for Deepak Chahar.Suresh Raina, on the other hand, said that all the five games are important for them and they only have to express themselves and enjoy. He called for the bowlers to step up in the first six overs.Gujarat have got two changes as well. Dwayne Smithy comes in for Andrew Tye and Pradeep Sangwan is playing in place of Irfan Pathan.19.12 IST: Ravindra Jadeja picked the wicket of his Chennai Super Kings teammates the last match that Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions played.Last time @imjadeja got the better of @msdhoni. Will he repeat it tonight? Let’s ROAR for #Jaddu. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/4aEx82GRgj- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201719.05 IST: Happy Maharashtra DayJai Jai Maharashtra Mazha, Garza Maharashtra Mazha!Wishing all our #Supergiants a very happy Maharashtra Diwas!#RangWahiJungNayi pic.twitter.com/YpFWZlMM4P- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 2017Brief Preview:Rising Pune Supergiant will aim to take two crucial points in their bid to push for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs as they face an inconsistent Gujarat Lions at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.Pune have 10 points from nine matches and have gained momentum, having won three of their last four matches. They are coming off a comprehensive 61-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.And at home and going by how Pune have peaked lately, they will be expected to have another successful outing against a side which won their first duel of the edition in Rajkot.Pune will bank on their in-form opening duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi to give the team a great start. The middle order comprising the likes of captain Steven Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary have the experience to take the opposition bowlers to the cleaners at ease. With all-rounders Daniel Christian and Rajat Bhatia, the lower order batting can come in handy if needed.It is not clear whether English star all-rounder Ben Stokes has overcome a shoulder injury. In his absence, Christian has proved to be an able replacement as far as bowling is concerned, but his batting under pressure remains a question.In the bowling department, the young Indian pace duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur has impressed both in the opening and death overs while seasoned leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Christian and rookie tweaker Washington Sundar can provide the breakthroughs as well as stop the flow of runs in the middle overs.Gujarat, who lost to Mumbai Indians in a match decided by super over, are sixth on the points table with three wins from nine games. Their batsmen and bowlers are not clicking at the same match — a problem they must solve as the race for playoffs is hotting up. They need to start firing on all cylinders in order to get some wins under their belt to join the race for the playoffs.Gujarat have several destructive batsmen in Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik and they will hold the key.Their bowlers, always under the blame, however, have vastly improved. Even though Gujarat lost the game to Mumbai, the way they defended a target of 154, it must give them a lot of confidence going forward.Australian medium pacer Andrew Tye has been their leading light. With 12 scalps from six games, he is the third highest wicket-taker of this edition so far but is ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder. Along with him, youngsters Basil Thampi and Nathu Singh are improving, keeping veteran Praveen Kumar on the bench.A lot will depend on the performances of all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner and Irfan Pathan.last_img read more

Look at your career before commenting on Dhoni: Shastri

first_imgKolkata, Nov 14 (PTI) Indias chief coach Ravi Shastri today once again extended unflinching support to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying those commenting on the two-time World Cup winning former skipper should look back at their own careers.A few former India players, including VVS Laxman and Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhonis T20I future, creating quite a storm in the countrys cricketing circles.”People should look back at their career before commenting on Dhoni. The captain has a lot of cricket left in him and it is the duty of the team to back the legend,” Shastri said.Shastri was having a look at the bat autographed by the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team at the Fanattic Sports Museum.The coach further said the culture of the current team is based on performance and quality.”There is no one better than Dhoni on the field given his ability behind the wicket and with the bat and his presence of mind and sharpness on the field.”Shastri lauded the players athleticism and said: “In terms of fielding this team is the very best in the world at the moment and thats something that separates this team from Indian teams of the past.”India will take on Sri Lanka in three Tests beginning with the Eden five-dayer on November 16, and this will be Shastris first home Test series.”This team always turns up on the park to win. We hope to win the series spread over one and half months before going to South Africa.”advertisementHardik Pandya has been rested for the series and Shastri said: “This team is not about one particular individual, we lose together, we win together.”Earlier, accompanied by bowling coach Bharat Arun, Shastri spent about two hours admiring the Fanattic Sports Museum curated and set up by sports historian Boria Majumdar.While taking a stance with Sir Donald Bradmans bat from 1948, the former all-rounder said: “The quality of wood is such you can still play a few shots with it.”He compared Virat Kohlis bat with Sir Dons and donated his 2015 World Cup team directors jersey and cap to the museum collection, and was particularly impressed with the Usain Bolt memorabilia.Picking Bolt and Mohammed Ali as two of his personal favourites, Shastri said: “Every Indian cricketer should make a trip to the museum and enjoy the collection.”Arun, too, was impressed and said: “I would love youngsters training at the NCA to come to a place like this and absorb in cricket history.” PTI TAP AH AHlast_img read more


first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds became the first woman to deliver Iowa’s “Condition of the State” address to the legislature in Des Moines Tuesday:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CONDITION.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..dare to dream. ;25Reynolds also mentioned the “Me Too” movement, praising women who have found the courage to report sexual harassment:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CONDITION2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..it must stop. :16The governor says she wants to modernize Iowa’s tax code by reducing individual taxes and eliminate the deduction of federal taxes from Iowa tax returns.She says otherwise federal tax code changes would result in Iowans paying higher taxes in the state:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CONDITION3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………small businesses. :19The governor called for a one and a half per cent boost in public school spending plus an additional $35-million dollars to use as schools wish.She also hopes for a water quality bill to be passedThe Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature faces a roughly $37 million budget shortfall in the current $7.2 billion state budget.audio courtesy IPTVfile photolast_img read more

Renovations Carried Out At York Park Fire Station

first_img Mrs. Davis Buckle added that she is pleased to witness the entities interacting with the firefighters and making them feel appreciated, while renovating their work environment.   Story Highlights This year, the entities spent approximately $500,000 to purchase the paint, tiles and other items needed for their Labour Day activity. The York Park Fire Station along Orange Street, Kingston, benefited from minor renovations on Wednesday (May 23) to improve the work environment for firefighters. The York Park Fire Station along Orange Street, Kingston, benefited from minor renovations on Wednesday (May 23) to improve the work environment for firefighters.The national Labour Day activity was carried out by members of the Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners and included painting of exterior walls, perimeter fence, and barracks, and tiling of the administrative and information departments.In an interview with JIS News, Senior Deputy Superintendent, Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Brigade, Julian Davis Buckle, said it was heartwarming to see the firefighters and volunteers pooling their efforts and resources to carry out the work.“It is a venture that we really, really appreciate,” she noted.Mrs. Davis Buckle added that she is pleased to witness the entities interacting with the firefighters and making them feel appreciated, while renovating their work environment.“What this is doing to the moral of the Fire Brigade is something that we can’t even find words to express. The fighters are most appreciative of it [and] we have over 50 firefighters participating in the project,” she said.Administrative Assistant, Corporate Social Responsibility, West Kingston Power Partners, Patrice Howell, said her organisation chose to assist the York Park Fire Station to show appreciation for their work in saving lives and property.“It is only fitting that they have a comfortable working environment. We’ve been doing this for quite some time, not only for fire stations, but police stations, basic schools. We try to touch every area that impacts the communities… we reside in,” Ms. Howell told JIS News.In 2017, the Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners, assisted with renovating areas of the Trench Town Fire Station.This year, the entities spent approximately $500,000 to purchase the paint, tiles and other items needed for their Labour Day activity.last_img read more

Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg And David Geffen Donate 30 Million Each To

first_imgIn an extraordinary commitment, the three men who created DreamWorks SKG: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, are each donating $30 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation Campaign as announced today by George Clooney, MPTF Board member and co-chair of the Campaign.Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen Donate $30 Million Each Towards The $350 Million MPTF Campaign. Left to right: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen.The total commitment of $90 million is a major shot in the arm for the $350 million Campaign announced earlier this year to build the endowment and support the charitable operations of the industry’s charity.“Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each legendary for their philanthropy and individually have made immeasurable impact on charities and organizations ranging from arts and culture, health care, education, film preservation and social services in our Hollywood community and around the nation,” said Clooney. “And now for them to make this unified commitment to MPTF only adds to that incredible record of generosity.”Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation, indicated that the MPTF Campaign was initiated by the Board to make sure that funding for the charitable programs and services that have been aiding the industry for over 90 years would be secure in the future.“Marilyn and I are so happy to join together with my partners and friends, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, to support our industry’s most important and valuable charitable organization,” said Katzenberg. “Hopefully, with this gift, MPTF will get even closer to reaching its ambitious goal for its endowment campaign.”“I can think of no better way to support the industry than by uniting with my two esteemed partners to ensure that the Fund is able to continue to provide essential services to those in need,” said Geffen. “I couldn’t be happier to contribute to such an important, impactful cause.”“It becomes very personal when someone you know or have worked with is cared for at ‘the Home’ or a crew member is helped financially by MPTF,” said Spielberg. “The mission ‘we take care of our own’ is suddenly very real and tangible, and so this new donation is an extension of what we have been doing for a number of years to support that mission. And somewhere I have this feeling that a smiling Lew and Edie are looking down with pride that their gentle persuasion over the years helped lead us all to this moment.”In acknowledging the three donations totaling $90 million, MPTF President & CEO Bob Beitcher expressed MPTF’s deep appreciation to Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen for their generosity and leadership in this critical endeavor for MPTF. “Our dedication to supporting the needs of the workforce as well as the growing needs of our industry’s senior population continues to put incredible pressure on our philanthropic needs,” said Beitcher. “Along with our annual giving programs, the MPTF Campaign is key to our long-term survival. Ultimately the endowment will secure our ability to adapt and grow to meet whatever comes our way thanks to everyone who has so generously supported the Campaign to date.”last_img read more

Regina protest camp still fighting for justice in Colten Boushie death despite

first_imgtpimentel@aptn.ca Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsIt’s been five months since Gerald Stanley was acquitted in the death of Colten Boushie.And a fight for change in the justice system continues in Saskatchewan.A camp in Regina has received an eviction notice – but protesters say they’re not going anywhere until those changes are made.Tamara Pimentel visited the camp.last_img

The NBA Players No One Passed To This Season

Here at the dawn of the NBA’s era of big brains and fancy thinking, basketball statistics are more complicated than ever. The best ones, though, still answer dead-simple questions: Which players are good? Which players are not? And of course: Which players are rarely passed the basketball? I stumbled into the answer to that last one back in 2013, and it’s about time for a 2016 update, because the NBA landscape is still dotted with players who do not know where to stand.The formulation is pretty simple: The NBA’s player-tracking SportVU technology now provides the number of passes each player has received, which I divided by the player’s minutes and then normalized to passes per 36 minutes. Only players who averaged 15 minutes per game and made it into 20 games were included, to weed out those who were not a significant part of their team’s rotation for at least a quarter of the season.1The average number of game-minutes that pass between received passes is in the table for context, too, though in the true context of a game, a minute or two of action can take several minutes to play out.2If you’re wondering, the leaderboard for the most passes received per 36 isn’t very interesting. Ish Smith is No. 1; TJ McConnell is No. 2. Luc Mbah a MouteLAC7317.18.718.32.0 Kosta KoufosSAC7618.811.421.81.6 Alonzo GeeNO7322.411.518.51.9 Clint CapelaHOU7619.111.922.41.6 Andre DrummondDET8032.919.621.41.7 Omer AsikNO6717.111.824.81.4 Hassan WhitesideMIA7129.116.520.41.8 Dante CunninghamNO7924.514.321.01.7 Willie Cauley-SteinSAC6421.310.417.62.0 Tristan ThompsonCLE8128.015.920.41.8 Andre RobersonOKC6922.110.817.62.0 PASSES RECEIVED PLAYERTEAMGAMES PLAYEDMINUTES PER GAMEPER GAMEPER 36 MINUTESAVG. MIN. BETWEEN PASSES Tayshaun PrinceMIN7719.011.722.21.6 Bismack BiyomboTOR7922. The NBA players who are not passed the basketball For players who have played at least 20 games with at least 15 minutes of playing time per gameSource: nba.com Cody ZellerCHA7224.516.624.41.5 DeAndre JordanLAC7633.822.323.81.5 Anthony BrownLAL2920.614.224.81.5 Axel ToupaneDEN2015.08.821.11.7 Timofey MozgovCLE7517. Ed DavisPOR8020.714.024.31.5 Aron BaynesDET7915.110.424.81.5 What the chart can’t tell you is just how wide open he is on those shots from the corners. According to SportVU data, Roberson underperforms relative to how open his shots are — often wide-open looks from Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook. This is enough of a trend on the Thunder that the team is tied for last in the league in 3-point percentage when left wide open (34.1 percent).Roberson’s effect on the Thunder is a good illustration of how damaging carrying a wing with no range can be, even if it doesn’t show up in his personal numbers. Roberson is shooting 62.6 percent near the basket, his overall field goal percentage is 49.4, and his true shooting percentage is 56.5 — all respectable numbers. But put him on the floor, and the OKC offense falls to a shambles. His offensive Real Plus-Minus is -1.79, more than enough to offset his +1.11 defensive RPM. Roberson plays a lot of minutes with the starters, so his raw effect on points per possession are hard to pick up, but when he’s on the court, the Thunder shoot 32.3 percent from three; when he’s on the bench, they shoot 36.5 percent. (Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters both shoot worse from the floor than Roberson but are considerably better 3-point shooters while being just-as-considerably worse at defense.)Roberson is only 24, and plenty of guys older than he is have come up with a serviceable jumper. And the Thunder have kept on feeding him when he’s open, at least from time to time. But as the rotation tightens up heading into the playoffs, he really needs to make a few, or else we’re going to have a whole heap of Dion Waiters perpetrated upon us.Bismack Biyombo, Toronto RaptorsHere is a great American success story of sorts. Two years ago, poor Biz was so far ahead of his peers in the category of not being passed the basketball that the gulf between him and the next-closest player on the list was larger than the one between second place and eighth. Bismack did not get the basketball, and for good reason. He could not catch or dribble or shoot or pass or even really just stand in one place on the court without flummoxing a teammate, or sometimes bowling him clean over.But by last season, although his role and minutes had diminished, Biyombo was a full-fledged defensive anchor, combining exceptional rim protection with the lateral quicks to switch onto guards and help from the weak side.This season, Biyombo is averaging eight rebounds per game in just 22 minutes off the bench, and opponents are shooting 45.1 percent at the rim when Biyombo is in the vicinity, which is right in range of Rudy Gobert, Serge Ibaka and the best shot-blockers and shot-alterers in the league. In March, he set a Raptors single-game record with 25 rebounds and scored a career-high 16 points. Biyombo has been a revelation. He has not, however, frequently been passed the basketball, and for good reason.Here is a selection of plays from the month of April: Oh, dear.Cauley-Stein doesn’t just lack touch and feel in the post; there are times it seems he doesn’t know where the rim is. (And for a seven-footer, he is on the wrong end of a concerning number of soul-snatching blocks.) Going by Synergy’s play charting, Cauley-Stein went a full three months without making a field goal off of a post-up — from Nov. 19 against Miami to Feb. 19 against Denver. He missed some time in there, but that’s still a span of 26 games in which he played. For the season, those 24 post-ups have produced just 13 points.While post-ups make up just a small percentage of Cauley-Stein’s possessions, they’re the only plays where he’s asked to do much. Clearly, he has not done much with them, and the results certainly haven’t inspired much confidence in him.Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City ThunderRoberson is a 3-and-D wing who shoots 30.7 percent from three. In his defense, that’s up from his 27.1 percent lifetime number. (In his actual defense, he’s a good defender and has shot 41.7 percent on 24 threes from the right corner, which is something.5Another Thunder player, Kyle Singler, would appear on the list but fell just short of the minutes cutoff (14.5). Coincidentally, Singler is having just the worst year but has shot 35.5 percent from the left corner on 31 shots, despite shooting 30.2 overall on threes.) When he’s on the floor, he’s used almost exclusively as a spot-up shooter; 33.6 percent of his possessions come there, according to Synergy — the rest come in transition or stray cuts to the basket. Here’s his shot chart from this year, from StatMuse: There’s a certain kind of player who ends up on this list — defensive big men and wings who can’t create their own offense and only see the ball when they’re wide open under the rim or wide open from three. The bigs tend to have better efficiency rates3We’re largely going by Synergy Sports Technology’s points per possession numbers for our efficiency numbers but note when we use other metrics, like true shooting percentage. than the wings — some are even exceptional in the role — because wide-open dunks are easier shots than wide-open threes, and if the wings taking those threes could shoot, they’d see enough of the ball to avoid this list. But broadly defined efficiency can mislead: In the NBA, a player can have excellent efficiency numbers without a handle on certain crucial skills, like catching the ball or knowing where to stand.Some of those on the list are terrific players in other respects. Hassan Whiteside, Andre Drummond and DeAndre Jordan stand out here as the three who have played the most minutes and as the three names that very obviously are not like the others.Jordan is the league’s most fearsome shot blocker, leads the league in dunks for the third straight year — in large part because he’s become one of the best roll-men in the league — and every now and then, he shoots 20 or 30 free throws in a game because the NBA is absurd. Still, DJ is an example of limited touches in a limited role maximizing a player’s effectiveness.Whiteside is a lot like Jordan, although he is a better free-throw shooter and is playing for less than $1 million this season — the DeAndre Jordan hostage crisis ended last summer with Jordan signing a four-year $87.6 million contract.Drummond is a special case. He is demonstrably one of the most gifted players in the league. This season, he’s had 20 or more rebounds nine times — one less than the number of times he’s had fewer than 10. He’s bursting with potential, only 22 years old … and still not very good at offense. But according to data from SportVU, Drummond’s post-ups are Detroit’s second-most-common play type, after Reggie Jackson screen-and-rolls. This is insane. Despite his size, Drummond is in the bottom third in the league in post-up scoring efficiency, according to data from Synergy Sports Technology, yet takes 27 percent of his shots from the post. The Pistons seem set on letting Drummond learn on the job, however, because defenses have begun dropping on pick-and-rolls. Drummond is excellent on the pick-and-roll, but he and Jackson aren’t yet on the Paul-to-Jordan level of conjuring it out of thin air.The others on the list are not as easily absolved, but here’s an explanation for a few notables just the same.Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento KingsCauley-Stein is in a tough spot. He landed on the most dysfunctional team in the league with a coach (George Karl) who has been trying to get himself fired since the offseason; a point guard (Rajon Rondo) who has managed to turn the assist — a fundamentally unselfish statistic — into an act of stat-hoarding; and chuckers and ball-hogs (DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore) who are liable to make passionate love to the basketball right there on the Sleep Train Arena hardwood. Not many rookies will fare well in that situation.But while Cauley-Stein has looked raw for much of the season, particularly on defense, his overall offensive numbers have been impressive. According to data from Synergy, he finds most of his shots cutting to the rim, on put-backs, in transition and as the roll man in pick-and-roll.4Twenty-nine percent of Cauley-Stein’s plays are on cuts; 19 percent are put-backs; 18 percent are in transition; 15 percent are as the roll man. While he’s below average on both cuts and put-backs, those are inherently efficient play-types to begin with; just hustling into position to try a put-back or filling the lane in transition is valuable. Overall, he’s near the top of the league in raw points per possession when he actually gets to touch the ball.So why do Cauley-Stein’s teammates fail to pass him the ball, beyond the self-evident answers about being the Kings? Let’s go to the tape. Here is a selection of the 24 post-up possessions Cauley-Stein has used this season, according to Synergy. There’s a lot to absorb in this unfairly edited highlight reel of airballs, bobbled passes and more than a few indescribable sequences, but the bewilderment in the announcers’ voices at the 48-second, 1:10 and 1:40 marks says more or less what needs to be said. (A full accounting of Bismack’s plays from this month can be found here. It is not much different.)Bismack has his uses on offense. He sets wide, sturdy (often moving) screens and has finally figured out how to roll to space from time to time. But he still frequently looks lost on offense, and he still can’t really catch a basketball. When he does, he tends to keep the ball low, where it can easily be stolen — this is why the ball always seems to fly five rows into the stands after it finds its way into Biyombo’s hands.And yet Biyombo is an undeniably important member of the Raptors, who are locked into the No. 2-seed in the East and look liable to put up a fight against the Cavaliers in the playoffs. If it comes to that, interior defense will be crucial to Toronto’s success, since LeBron James teams attack the rim in the playoffs. A lot of the hard work will fall to Biyombo, who is very good at what he does but still will not be passed the ball. read more

Parts of University Challenge are edited when students cant answer questions Jeremy

first_imgIf minor edits are made they always accurately and fairly represent each team’s performanceBBC spokesman You might get a run of unanswered starter questions, they all get edited outJeremy Paxman Paxman, who was speaking publicly for the first time about his autobiography, said the episodes were edited because “as a taxpayer you do not want to think your money is being wasted”.  It is understood that contestants are not able to answer a string of questions around two to three times a recording. The quiz show, which was revived on the BBC in 1994, sees two university teams compete against each other for the chance to win points by going head-to-head on “starter for 10” questions.One starter question contestants were unable to answer recently is the word found both in the title of a senior officer in the United Kingdom’s Royal Household and in the hereditary title of one of the great officers of state, who is responsible for royal affairs at the Palace of Westminster (Chamberlain). Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In another episode, contestants did not know what the weekly Department of Health alcohol guidelines were for men (14 units per week). They also failed to name the artist who was reportedly responsible for a small, unsigned piece of work, which was withdrawn from an auction in 2012 after a Vanity Fair article cast doubt on its authenticity (Jackson Pollock).During the talk, Paxman, who previously presented Newsnight, also labelled the BBC “infuriating” as he reiterated his call for the corporation to think again about the £145.50 licence fee it charges households every year. “The BBC is too big, it makes mistakes and then it refuses to apologise for them properly,” he said.Describing the licence fee as an “antique mechanism”, he added: “It is not difficult to devise something in the digital age.“It is clearly not feasible to continue indefinitely with a system of taxes on a particular item of household furniture, which is essentially what it is. We don’t say there is a tax on washing machines or fridge freezers or something, do we? I don’t think it can last.”A BBC spokesman said: “Viewers should not be in any doubt that University Challenge contestants are the cream of the TV quiz crop – if minor edits are made they always accurately and fairly represent each team’s performance.” To the audience at home they appear to be geniuses who can answer tricky questions about science, philosophy and literature at the drop of a hat – but the University Challenge contestants may not actually be as smart as they first seem.In fact, sometimes they fail to answer so many starter questions the episodes have to be carefully edited to keep the audience satisfied, presenter Jeremy Paxman has revealed. Speaking at Henley Literary Festival, the 66-year-old said: “I’ll let you into a secret [about how] University Challenge is recorded.”If we get a run of questions, it doesn’t happen very often, say one show in seven or eight or 10 or something, you might get a run of unanswered starter questions, they all get edited out.”last_img read more

Top counterterrorism officer says gaps in our knowledge about Abedi led to

first_imgIt means soldiers could be deployed to support police at major events such as the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday or the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3. Ass Com Rowley said Operation Temperer would allow police to “stretch our armed capability”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mrs May said it was possible a wider group was linked to the bombing at a crowded concert hall, prompting the increase in security a little more than two weeks before the general election. Operation Temperer – the government plan to put up to 5,000 soldiers on the streets in response to a major terrorist threat – was devised in 2015.Ass Com Rowley, the country’s senior counter-terrorism officer, said initially soldiers would replace police officers at fixed locations but subsequently they could “augment our patrols” at transport hubs and major events. He said officers will be working “really closely” with organisers of forthcoming major events to review security and policing arrangements.Events will only go ahead “when it’s sensible and safe to do so,” he said. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said “gaps in our knowledge” about Salman Abedi had led to the increased threat level.Police on Tuesday said they believed British-born Abedi, aged 22, carried out Britain’s deadliest bombing in nearly 12 years and Prime Minister Theresa May said another attack could be imminent. Theresa May Credit:PAcenter_img Theresa May  “There are many big events across the country over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be working really closely with the organisers to review the security, review their stewarding arrangements, review our policing arrangements and make sure that decisions are taken that events only go ahead when it’s sensible and safe to do so,” he said.Ass Com Rowley acknowledged it was “unusual” but added: “This is professional and well thought through. For this brief period, while we have these lines of inquiry to accelerate and to pursue, we can protect and reassure the public with this stance across the country.”   An independent body which sets the threat level recommended it be raised to “critical” from “severe” for the first time since June 2007.”This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent,” May said in a televised statement from her Downing Street Office after a meeting of the government’s crisis response committee. “Armed police officers responsible for duties such as guarding key sites will be replaced by members of the armed forces … You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events, such as concerts and sports matches.”last_img read more

Metminco proceeds with development of Los Calatos CuMo project

first_imgMetminco reports that Runge Pincock Minarco (RPM) has completed the mining study of Los Calatos in accordance with a defined scope of work. Development of Los Calatos will commence with an underground, sub-level caving, mining operation, with a concentrator using conventional sulphide flotation. Favourable economics are estimated at a production rate of 6 Mt/y, producing 765,000 t of copper in concentrate over a life of mine of 17 years. It has been designated a “Project of National Interest” by the Peruvian Government.Los Calatos is located in southern Peru near, and in a similar geological setting to, three large operating copper-molybdenum mines, namely Cuajone, Toquepala and Cerro Verde. Production from mines in this region exceeded 600,000 t of copper metal in 2012. With the proposed upgrade to the Toquepala, Cuajone and Cerro Verde mines and the development of the Tia Maria and Quellaveco projects, production from this belt is expected to increase to more than 1.3 Mt/y of copper metal. Molybdenum constitutes a significant by-product of copper mining from this belt.Los Calatos can be accessed via the Pan American Highway from Moquegua, and a 50 km unsealed road north of the highway to the project. The port of Ilo is located about 160 km by road to the southwest of the project area.Metminco will now engage with financial and strategic partners to fast track development. The next steps are commencement of pre-feasibility / feasibility study, permitting and EIS studies.Estimated mineable quantity of re is 94 t @ 0.88% Cu and 510 ppm Mo. Annual steady state production rate is expected to be 48,500 t/y of copper in concentrate.Metminco reports “excellent regional infrastructure. Exploration targets may complementdevelopment,” and there is “expansion potential with increasing copper price.”last_img read more

Comminution 18 conference another success

first_imgMinerals Engineering International’s (MEI’s) Comminution ’18 conference has wrapped up for another two years, and Barry Wills shared some of the highlights of this year’s contributions on his recent blog. CEEC picked out some of these in particular.Wills said that with higher needs for fine grinding combined with advanced flotation, reducing energy and water in comminution and other mineral processing was becoming even more critical. The Comminution ’18 conference is a key to how industry can tackle this challenge. He said new ideas shared at Comminution ’18 included new crusher developments, HPGRs, fine grinding devices and circuits – “all offering new approaches and much hope for the future.”“Liberation, achieved through comminution, is one of the most relevant aspects in ore processing. The global efficiency of a plant often depends on the performance of the grinding circuit, so there is a compromise between particle size, energy consumption and liberation. An adequate prediction of the liberation of grinding products can be helpful in reducing overgrinding, and therefore, reducing energy consumption without disturbing downstream operations,” he said.Modelling and simulation to achieve the best outcomes are an important part of the solution, with many speakers sharing new work and new approaches.Presenters included many CEEC sponsors, such as Bianco Foggiatto and Rajiv Chandramohan of Ausenco, Hamid Manouchehri of Sandvik, Haijie Li of FLSmidth, Chris Steyn of Anglo American, Greg Anderson from Glencore Technology, representatives from Metso and more.CEEC was pleased to again be an industry advocate for this conference. Nick Wilshaw, CEEC Advocate and Mike Battersby, CEEC Director attended the conference and talked to many about CEEC’s not-for-profit work.  Wilshaw’s Grinding Solutions team contributed throughout and Battersby shared information on the Ro-Star mill for ultra-fine grinding, highlighting the critical collaboration path towards commercialisation in Europe.Emmanuel Asakpo, of Newmont, shared how improvements were made at the Ahafo operation in Ghana, supplementing last year’s CEEC Medal winning paper by Aidan Giblett and Steven Hart of Newmont. Mark De Geus shared a new ‘virtual sensor’ approach for SAG mill performance using operational data, helping reduce scheduled liner wear stoppages and optimise ball charge levels. Markus Stapelmann and Hakan Benzer of Loesche described the first application of a vertical roller mill in a sulphide copper-gold ore project.Leading researchers presented from around the world, including the participants from the Global Comminution Collaborative. Hakan Benzer of Hacettepe University, Turkey, talked about how novel energy efficient comminution circuit flowsheets can incorporate energy efficient dry comminution technologies such as HPGR and Vertimill for significant energy savings. Holger Lieberwirth, of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, asked a question in his keynote lecture “will SAG mills still be relevant in 50 years’ time?”In introducing Hamid Manouchehri from CEEC sponsor Sandvik, wills noted that mining is energy intensive, and grinding was responsible for consuming about 40% of the energy in the whole mining chain.“Inefficiency in grinding has long been an outstanding problem, in particular when production of fines and ultra-fines are considered. Unlike milling, crushers are much more energy efficient, therefore it is logical to push the comminution process towards the crushing stage for energy efficiency. Furthermore, crushing is done dry which reduces water consumption and related potential water contamination,” he said.Manouchehri’s presentation shared new crushing chamber technology to tackle these challenges.last_img read more

Local churches team up to pack meals for families in need

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Several South Florida churches came together to feed a global need, Saturday.The churches teamed up with the international agency Stop Hunger Now for a meal packing program held at the Plantation United Methodist Church, near North 70th Avenue and Johnson Street.Volunteers put together more than 50,000 meals to feed hungry families around the world. “It’s going really well,” said volunteer Nancy Gibson. “We’ve got close to 200 people, and they are packaging, sealing and running around having a great time.”The meals contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix. Once packed, they will be shipped to different food-deprived areas around the world.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

See Björks New Ethereal Music Video For Blissing Me

first_imgNews https://twitter.com/bjork/status/892760274557485056 See Björk’s New Ethereal Music Video For “Blissing Me” Watch: Björk’s New “Blissing Me” Music Video see-bj%C3%B6rks-new-ethereal-music-video-blissing-me Twitter The Icelandic singer is back with a brand-new artistically ethereal music videoBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2017 – 10:36 am Björk has released a new video for “Blissing Me,” the second single from her forthcoming album, Utopia.Resplendent with Björk’s trademark haunting layered harmonies and airy minor melodies, “Blissing Me” sees the multitalented Icelandic performer gallivanting amid a blinding white void, clad in wispy blue silk with her face painted in inimitable Björk fashion. The new video follows hot on the heels of Utopia’s lead single, “The Gate,” released exactly one month ago today. A collaboration with rising darling of the indie experimental pop blogosphere Arca, “The Gate” drew praise from critics for Björk’s powerful vocal delivery, and the her expanded incorporation of persistent motifs employed throughout her previous album Vulnicura.Regarding the lyrical content fans can expect on Utopia, Björk has explained that “this new album is about a love that’s even greater. [I]t’s about rediscovering love — but in a spiritual way.”Stone Temple Pilots: Jeff Gutt Introduced As New Lead SingerRead more Facebook Email last_img read more

Woman killed in Chuadanga road crash

first_imgA woman was killed as a speeding truck ran her over at Ujirpur village of Damurhuda upazila early Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Shahida Begum, 35, wife of late Shahjahan Ali of Bhimrullah village of the upazila.The accident took place when the truck hit the pedestrian from behind while she was going to neighbouring village to search a job, leaving her dead on the spot, said Damurhuda model police station officer-in-charge Abu Jihad.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.last_img

Fusion GPS Founders Senate Judiciary Testimony Released

first_imgPablo Martinez Monsivais/APThe testimony of Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, was released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Simpson testified in August.Updated at 2:38 p.m. ET.The former British intelligence officer who authored the infamous Russia dossier wanted to show it to the FBI because he was concerned that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was being “blackmailed.”Christopher Steele told the political research firm that hired him, Fusion GPS, that what he uncovered from Russian sources was serious enough to bring to the attention of U.S. law enforcement authorities, according to a transcript released on Tuesday.The transcript, of an interview that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson did with the Senate Judiciary Committee, was released on Tuesday by the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.Steele went to the FBI with the initial reports that would later form the dossier on alleged Trump-Russia ties as early as late June or early July of 2016, Simpson testified.“Chris said he was very concerned about whether this represented a national security threat and said … he thought we were obligated to tell someone in government,” Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee.“He thought from his perspective there was … a security issue about whether a presidential candidate was being blackmailed.”Simpson said he neither encouraged nor discouraged Steele about going to the FBI.“This was like, you know, you’re driving to work and you see something happen and you call 911,” Simpson told investigators. He likened the sense of responsibility he said Steele felt to the professional duties that attorneys have in some cases to report a crime if they learn of one.Steele eventually met with an FBI legal attache in Rome in September 2016, more than two months after the initial outreach.Steele later told to Simpson that he believed the FBI would consider his information credible because the Bureau had corroborating intelligence, including from a human source within the Trump organization.Simpson did not identify the source in his Judiciary Committee testimony.But in the late stages of the 2016 presidential campaign, Steele broke off with the FBI, Simpson said, because he did not believe it was taking him seriously enough.One reason, according to Simpson, was a story in The New York Times on Oct. 31, 2016 that said the FBI hadn’t found any connections between Trump world and the Russian attack on the election.“I understand Chris severed his relationship with the FBI out of concern that he didn’t know what was happening inside the FBI and there was a concern that the FBI was being manipulated for political ends by the Trump people,” Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee.Simpson gave testimony before the committee in August. The former reporter for the Wall Street Journal commissioned what proved to be Steele’s salacious — and unproven — dossier on Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.NPR has not detailed the material contained in the dossier because it remains unverified, but it describes a concerted effort by powerful Russians to cultivate a relationship with Trump and his camp. It also describes lascivious behavior that might embarrass Trump or could have been used as leverage to influence him.The Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley, issued a criminal referral last week for Steele, alleging the committee had reason to believe that the former spy had lied to authorities about his conversations with the press regarding the dossier.A spokesman for Grassley, Taylor Foy, called it “confounding” that Feinstein released the transcript “unilaterally,” over the objections of the Republican majority. This will hurt the work of the committee to bring in future witnesses, he said.“Feinstein’s unilateral decision was made as the committee is still trying to secure testimony from other witnesses, including Jared Kushner,” Foy said. “Her action undermines the integrity of the committee’s oversight work and jeopardizes its ability to secure candid voluntary testimony relating to the independent recollections of future witnesses.”Fusion GPS was first hired in 2015 by a conservative donor to investigate Trump’s background in the early stages of the Republican presidential nominating process. Later, as Trump’s pathway to the Republican nomination became more assured, the firm was hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to continue that research.As part of that research, Fusion GPS hired Steele, who had been the head of MI6’s Russia desk.The resulting memos, written over the summer and fall of 2016, were explosive: They alleged that the Russian government had compromising material on the president and that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Clinton during the presidential elections.Simpson has testified for more than 20 hours before three congressional committees regarding his firm’s role in commissioning the report. On Jan. 2, Simpson and fellow Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch called on congressional investigators to release their testimony. Share Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Triscina Grey DCs Longest Running Full Time Radio Host

first_imgAs the New Year begins, so does another year for Triscina Grey, the areas longest running midday radio personality and full-time radio host on WHUR 96.3FM.  However, her triumphs were not given to her with a silver spoon.Triscina Grey is a full-time radio host on WHUR 96.3FM. (Courtesy Photo)“Being at WHUR has been an amazing experience,” she said. “It’s just been a blessing to grow with WHUR since 1991 and connect with my listeners because they mean the world to me.” Grey attributes her success in radio to being able to adjust with the times.However, it hasn’t always been an easy road.“I have to move with the times. If I don’t, I would have stayed stuck,” she said, referring to the radio’s move to a digital platform, a new Portable People Meter ratings system and succeeding in a heavily male-dominated industry.Grey said, throughout her career she had to “perfect her craft” by rotating through several shifts, putting in long hours, relocating to positions on both coasts in the U.S and listening to critiques.“I have always been open to constructive criticism…and always know that I can get better,” she said, mentioning the radio industry is very competitive and that many aspiring radio personalities, including herself, face the lack of available full time positions.“Sometimes I had to go backwards to move forwards,” she said. “I never gave up.”Her determination to be the best at what she does also helps her structure her show by appealing to fans with Cafe 96, a lunch hour segment; “Get Off Your Buns and Move,” a health initiative and a daily inspirational “10:10 a.m. Mini Midday Message”“I’m so grateful for the loyalty I have from my listeners. I am very humbled by that,” she said. “But my mission is for them.”Even through the hard areas, Grey said she still has a strong support unit behind her.  “I am appreciative for [the] General Manager Jim Watkins…and the belief he has had in me throughout the years,” she said. “He always believed in me and my talent.”Throughout her career, she recalled traveling to Brazil, China, and Aruba using her social gift to “reach out and touch” people,  noting fond experiences that included getting a birthday shout out from Stevie Wonder and conducting interviews with musical legends such as Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and many others. Grey also said she is scheduled to host a world tour to Italy this year from April 9 to April 19.She said she doesn’t just joyfully reflect on certain experiences in her career, to her they all had some unique aspect that made them special.“I think every moment that I go on stage is a highlight for me,” she said. “All the moments are special when out on stage hosting concerts, shows and plays.”As the “Queen of The Midday,” Grey has consistently ranked as number one with all listeners, including WHUR’s target audience. Her show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.As a next step in her career, Grey said she aspires to transition more into television. “It is something that is on my bucket list.”“First and foremost I’ve learned how important it is to give all glory and praises to the heavenly father,” she said. “You cannot take anything for granted.”Part of her advice to aspiring talent is to volunteer in your field. “You have to do it, you have to be, you have to become it,” she said, mentioning that along with getting practical experience, young professionals also need to network and portray a high level of ambition.Interact with Grey on Twitter @Triscinagrey, Facebook page: Friends of Triscina Grey and on www.TriscinaGrey.com.last_img read more

Get Savings on Apples CurrentGeneration iPad 6 and PreviousGeneration iPad 5 Up

first_imgDeals for the iPad 6 and iPad 5 are live and if you wanted to purchase an Apple tablet with a cheaper price tag, here is your golden chance to do so. First and foremost, let us run down the specifications of both tablets. The iPad 6 features an A10 Fusion with 2GB of RAM while the iPad 5 from last year features an A9 chipset with the same amount of memory.Naturally, you will be able to experience better performance with the iPad 6 thanks to the powerful internals, but that also means that you will be required to pay more for it. Both the 32GB and the 128GB versions of the tablet are available at B&H for a discounted price of $299, and $399, respectively. That has resulted in a discount of $30 but keep in mind that the tablet is going to last you more than any Android slate out there in terms of software reliability and software updates.As for the iPad 5, the higher storage model, which features 128GB of storage gets a price tag of $329, which you can buy right now if you feel that you need the extra storage. However, bear in mind that you only need to add $70 extra and you can get the iPad 6. Also keep in mind that the iPad 6 deals are going to be valid just for today, so if you want to pick one of these up, you will have to make it quick.Buy the iPad 6 with 32GB storage from B&HBuy the iPad 6 with 128GB storage from B&HBuy the iPad 5 with 128GB storage from Walmart Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program and the healthcare system at large toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients. The announcement was made in a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers and business leaders.HHS has set a goal of tying 30 percent of traditional, or fee-for-service, Medicare payments to quality or value through alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) or bundled payment arrangements, by the end of 2016; 50 percent of payments would be tied to these models by the end of 2018. HHS also set a goal of tying 85 percent of all traditional Medicare payments to quality or value by 2016 and 90 percent by 2018 through programs such as the Hospital Value Based Purchasing and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Programs. This is the first time in the history of the Medicare program that HHS has set explicit goals for alternative payment models and value-based payments.To make these goals scalable beyond Medicare, Secretary Burwell also announced the creation of a Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. Through the Learning and Action Network, HHS will work with private payers, employers, consumers, providers, states and state Medicaid programs, and other partners to expand alternative payment models into their programs. HHS will intensify its work with states and private payers to support adoption of alternative payments models through their own aligned work, sometimes even exceeding the goals set for Medicare. The network will hold its first meeting in March 2015, and more details will be announced in the near future.The Affordable Care Act created a number of new payment models that move the needle even further toward rewarding quality. These models include ACOs, primary care medical homes and new models of bundling payments for episodes of care. In these alternative payment models, healthcare providers are accountable for the quality and cost of the care they deliver to patients. Providers have a financial incentive to coordinate care for their patients, who are therefore less likely to have duplicative or unnecessary X-rays, screenings and tests.  In 2011, Medicare made almost no payments to providers through alternative payment models, but today such payments represent approximately 20 percent of Medicare payments. The goals announced represent a 50 percent increase by 2016. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more