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‘Unbelievable’ Pascal Siakam steers Raptors past Magic for 2-1 edge

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Thunder get one over Trail Blazers to cut series deficit, 2-1 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It’s 2-1,” Clifford said. “It’s not like it’s 3-0. It’s 2-1…. Handling disappointment is a huge part of NBA basketball and it’s a bigger part of playoff basketball.”TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto had lost four consecutive Game 3s. … Patrick McCaw (sprained right thumb) was active, but did not play. … The Raptors are 6-1 in their last seven road games this season. … Siakam has 73 points and 30 rebounds in the series.Magic: Among the former Orlando players in the building were Tracy McGrady, Jameer Nelson and Horace Grant. … Orlando missed three shots at the rim in one third-quarter possession. Vucevic missed at the rim, and Aaron Gordon couldn’t convert on two putback tries. … Attendance was 19,367, the second-most in the Amway Center’s nine-season history.DOUBLING UPFriday was historic for Toronto. It marked only the second time that the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs won a playoff game on the same day; the Leafs won in Boston. The only other time that happened was April 26, 2001 — the day when the Raptors got their first postseason victory.GOVERNOR SPEAKSFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s first lady Casey DeSantis were in attendance and received Magic “46” jerseys — a nod to his being the 46th governor of the Sunshine State. The governor and Magic CEO Alex Martins spoke pregame about the hope for Orlando to get another All-Star Game soon, though all through 2022 has already been awarded to other Eastern Conference cities — and Milwaukee, another East city, has expressed interest in 2023.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday night in Orlando. LATEST STORIES “It’s just taking what a defense gives us and going with it,” Siakam said.Kawhi Leonard — battling illness this week — had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green had 13 points and Lowry finished with 12 points and 10 assists, plus ran down a huge offensive rebound with about 15 seconds left to extend a critical possession and spoil Orlando’s first home playoff game since 2012.“It was really what I thought it was going to be tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “I really thought this was going to be a tough atmosphere to play in.”Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic shook off a slow start to finish with 22 points and 14 rebounds.Game 4 is Sunday night in Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Our turnovers hurt us again,” Vucevic said, lamenting Orlando’s 16 giveaways. “We had too many of those. Empty possessions for us and against a team like that you can’t have that.”The Raptors trailed 61-60 midway through the third after a brief Orlando spurt, then went on a 16-0 run over the next four minutes to take the lead for good. Siakam and Green were both 3 for 3 during the run, the Magic missed 10 consecutive shots over a span of 6 1/2 minutes and had to play uphill the rest of the way.That being said, they went down swinging.Lowry’s 3-pointer with 7:48 left gave Toronto its biggest lead at 86-69. The Magic came flying back, and Ross’ 3-pointer with 41 seconds left got Orlando to 96-93.Leonard was short with a jumper on the next possession — but the Magic couldn’t control the rebound, Lowry ran it down and Leonard made a pair of free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining to clinch the win.“Critical,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said.Orlando, which finished the regular season by winning 13 of its final 14 home games, was 13 of 44 from 3-point range.Toronto scored the first 10 points — the last five by Siakam, who was a problem from the outset for the Magic — and led by as many as 11 in the first half. The Magic got within 48-45 at the break after Ross beat the clock from midcourt at the buzzer.The Magic got the lead twice in the second half, once by one point, the other by two points. And both leads lasted exactly 15 seconds, getting taken away on 3-pointers by Siakam and Green.And now it’s up to Orlando to regroup, the same way Toronto did after dropping Game 1. Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, grabs the ball in front of Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA’s Most Improved Player.He was their MVP on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess And the East’s No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again.Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a floater with 1:33 left to help snuff out a big Orlando rally and the Raptors held off the Magic 98-93 to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’s unbelievable,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “He’s the most improved basketball player in the NBA this year and he’s only going to get better.”Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to 36% shooting. 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ICC Champions Trophy: England knock Australia out, Bangladesh reach semis

first_imgAustralia were eliminated from the ICC Champions Trophy by their fiercest cricketing rivals as Ben Stokes smashed a career-best 102 not out in England’s rain-affected 40-run win at Edgbaston on Saturday. (Scorecard | Highlights)Frustrated by washouts against New Zealand and Bangladesh in their opening two matches, the world champions finally played to a result in Group A, but will return home having not completed a full game in this tournament.A late collapse – precipitated by a wonder-catch on the boundary from Jason Roy – saw Australia stumble to 277-9 off their 50 overs on a good pitch. England slumped to 35-3 before a 40-minute rain delay, but captain Eoin Morgan (87) and Stokes compiled a match-defining 159-run stand for the fourth wicket.England were 240-4 after 40.2 overs when more rain arrived at the central England venue. The players jogged off and didn’t return, sealing a victory for England by 40 runs using the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern scoring method.England advanced as the group winners after three straight wins and will be joined in the last four by tournament outsiders Bangladesh, who finished in second place on three points – one more than Australia – courtesy of their win over New Zealand on Friday.The English will likely play either Pakistan or Sri Lanka, with Bangladesh set for a match against the winners of South Africa-India at The Oval on Sunday.Since clinching a second straight Champions Trophy title in 2009, the Australians haven’t won any of their six games in the tournament across two editions, held in England and Wales in 2013 and ’17.advertisementThey arrived in Britain this time with their players embroiled in an industrial dispute with governing body Cricket Australia over the terms of a new pay deal. It has been the subject of regular questions over the past week but although it is clearly a major issue in the background, it wasn’t the reason for Saturday’s loss.Put into bat, Australia was motoring along at 239-4 in the 43rd over when middle-order dangerman Glenn Maxwell (20) swiped a hard, flat shot off paceman Mark Wood that was heading for a six until Roy reached above his head for a brilliant catch.Teetering next to the boundary edge, Roy threw the ball into the air to avoid carrying it over the foam marker and hopped either side of it before collecting and completing an extraordinary play.England seized control, taking the next four wickets for nine runs off 20 balls as Wood finished with career-best ODI figures of 4-33 and legspinner Adil Rashid claimed 4-41.Emerging from the rain delay in a difficult situation following the dismissals of Roy (4), Alex Hales (0), and Joe Root (15), Morgan and Stokes still managed to play with the freedom preached by England’s Australian coach Trevor Bayliss since his appointment in 2015.Their partnership contained 106 runs in boundaries, with Morgan clubbing eight fours and five sixes before getting run out by Adam Zampa after a mix-up.Stokes hit two sixes and 13 fours, the last of which completed his third ODI century. Only one more ball was delivered before the rain arrived, leaving Jos Buttler in the middle with Stokes on 29.last_img read more

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Lightning Zap The Rangers, 6-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Martin St. Louis knows firsthand just how much fun the Tampa Bay Lightning can have when they get on a roll.Seeing their success from the other side of the ice has been anything but enjoyable.Brett Connolly’s second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Lightning to their third straight win over the New York Rangers, 6-3 on Dec. 1.St. Louis starred for years with Tampa Bay before being dealt to New York last season for Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. In his first three meetings against the Lightning over 15 days, St. Louis was 0-3 and saw his new team get outscored 15-7 while being swept in the season series.“If you don’t get on the good side at least once, it’s tough to take,” said St. Louis, honored before the game for his 1,000th NHL point.With St. Louis off for slashing, Connolly scored past Henrik Lundqvist at 5:34 for his fourth of the season. Tyler Johnson gave the Lightning a two-goal lead 1:24 later with his second of the night, and Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter with 26.4 seconds left to give Tampa Bay its fourth consecutive victory.“This was special for me, to get two here. My first two-goal game,” Connolly said. “We didn’t have our best, but we found a way in the third period. We play good hockey against them.“This is one of the most prestigious buildings in sports. It’s nice to get a couple, especially against a goalie like Lundqvist. That’s good for your confidence.”Victor Hedman had three assists, and Ben Bishop made 32 saves to improve to 8-0 against the Rangers. He even had an assist on Connolly’s first. Matt Carle also scored for the Lightning, who netted 11 goals in two visits to Madison Square Garden.“We just have a knack against them. I can’t really explain it,” Bishop said. “It’s obviously fun to play Lundqvist. Maybe I just raise my game.”Kevin Hayes, Jesper Fast and St. Louis scored for the Rangers, who had won four of five. Lundqvist struggled and made only 15 saves.“It’s not good enough,” Lundqvist said. “We’re not going to win games when I give up four or five goals. We mostly have to look at, why are we giving up the goals?”St. Louis was joined by his family on the ice before the game. A video tribute was shown, and he was given gifts by both teams. St. Louis had 953 points in 972 games with the Lightning and was a Stanley Cup champion in 2004.Now he and the rest of the Rangers will have to stew over this loss for a while before they play again Saturday in Detroit.“We will use that time wisely to work on things we need to,” St. Louis said.After he put the Rangers in front 3-2, the Lightning went on a 5-on-3 power play that generated only one shot, but tired out the New York skaters and set up the tying goal 26 seconds after the advantage ended.The Rangers couldn’t clear the zone, and Carle scored off a pass from Johnson to make it 3-all at 14:23. Tampa Bay had only five shots in the second and 13 through 40 minutes.“When we came in after the first, guys were saying we were lucky to have the lead,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “We like to play North-South but we were playing East-West. We kept going the wrong way. Ultimately, we turned it into a one-period game.”Earlier, the Rangers erased their second one-goal deficit at 2:42 when Fast scored his second NHL goal — in consecutive games.St. Louis put the Rangers in front for the first time by scoring his 10th during a power play at 9:24.Tampa Bay grabbed a 1-0 lead 6:32 in on Johnson’s seventh. Hedman took a shot that hit the skate of Palat in front. Palat got the puck to his stick and fed a pass to Johnson.New York tied it when Carl Hagelin set up Hayes from behind the net for a goal with 7:46 left in the first.Connolly restored the Lightning lead 3:48 later. He snapped a drive that got past Lundqvist as New York’s Dan Girardi and Tampa Bay’s Brenden Morrow jousted in front.“I tried to pick up a couple of goals where our guys are going one way and I tried to look around them,” Lundqvist said. “The same on the second goal. I don’t pick it up until it’s almost past me.“Bottom line is I just need to fight better to pick up pucks through screens.”(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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nVent SCHROFF: small, powerful, and adaptable PXI Express embedded controller

first_img Continue Reading Previous ADLINK partners with Google Cloud to offer IoT ready solutionsNext 10 shields for Arduino designs nVent SCHROFF is expanding its PXI Express product range with the CPe-AA420, a compact and powerful embedded controller for use in PXI Express test and measurement applications. With a compact form factor of 1 slot (4 HP) wide by 3 U high, space problems and complicated alternative solutions involving adapter boards and external IPCs are a thing of the past. Despite its small size, the CPe-AA420 excels with a broadband system connection of up to 6 GB/s and versatile peripheral interfaces.The controller was implemented using the modular COM carrier technology from nVent SCHROFF. It consists of a COM type 6 express module and a COM carrier in EuroBoard format including a front panel. The controller is powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core processor, combined with up to 32 GB DDR4 memory, and its PCIe Gen3 system and DDR4 memory connection also allow it to support high-bandwidth applications.Two Gigabit Ethernet ports are located on the front panel of the controller. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card offers sufficient processing power for data visualization and configuring the controller and can be connected via a DisplayPort on the front panel. Three additional USB3.0 type A interfaces are also provided. The controller is fitted with a m.2 NVMe SSD, connected directly via PCIe Gen3. This allows data transfer rates of up to 15x higher than with typical hard disks. The controller is equipped with a 250 GB hard disk and 16 GB RAM as standard, and can be customized to meet specific application requirements.In addition, the PXI Express CPe-AA420 embedded controller offers fully licensed BIOS access to extensive American Megatrends AMIBIOS 8 functions, enabling you to fully optimize your application and make custom changes at any time.The PXI Express embedded controller from nVent thus combines a small form factor with high performance and individual customization. The customization options do not stop with just the hard disk, the controller is also easy to upgrade by replacing the COM module; there is no need to alter the design. The carrier and its basic functions thus remain the same, and the COM module is swapped for a more up-to-date version, e.g. with newer processors.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Halle Open: Roger Federer beats Matthew Ebden to reach semi-finals

first_imgWorld number one Roger Federer was tested once again in Halle but did enough to overpower Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6(2), 7-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday.Nine-time Halle champion Federer, who saved two match points to beat Benoit Paire in the second round, edged a tense opening set against 60th ranked Ebden in the tiebreak with a backhand winner.Ebden was leading 5-3 in the second set against the 36-year-old before the Swiss fought back to secure four consecutive games to set-up a semi-final against American Denis Kudla.Federer extended his grasscourt streak to 19, which includes the Stuttgart title and last year’s triumphs at Wimbledon and Halle.Qualifer Kudla, ranked 109th in the world, eased past Japan’s Yuichi Sugita 6-2, 7-5 earlier in the day.Kudla progressed to only his second semi-final at ATP tour-level when he roared back from a 2-5 deficit in the second set and saved a set point in the process.last_img read more

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IIT-Gn gets Rs 14 crore donations from alumni

first_imgEighty percent of the 394 students graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (IIT-Gn), on Saturday, pledged donations even as the alumni and well-wishers extended generous funds to the 10-year-old institute during the 2018-19 academic year.Alumni bankAddressing the institute’s eighth convocation, Amit Prashant, officiating IIT-Gn director, said the institute had Rs 14 crore in donations from well-wishers in India and abroad. “The IIT-Gn’s alumni are taking leadership in supporting the Institute. Six new Rs 1 lakh per year scholarships have been recently instituted by the alumni,” he said.Degrees at IIT-GnOf the 394 graduating students, 145 received BTech degrees, 2 BTech-M.Tech dual degrees, one BTech-MSc dual degree, 105 MTech, 86 MSc, 21 MA, 27 PhD, and 7 PGDIIT degrees. In addition, 53 students were awarded medals and awards, including 25 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 15 medallion for excellence in various categories like academics, outstanding research, overall performance, innovation, leadership, social service and sports.Delivering the convocation address, Swati Piramal, Vice-Chairperson, Piramal Group, and Director of Piramal Enterprises, said, “Public policy, science and innovation can change lives and create a huge impact. Science and innovation must be used to tackle national challenges of poverty and health.”She referred to tales of Indian culture and the 3,000-year-old Vedic texts that showed three paths to success – Gyana, Karma and Bhakti.Advise for studentsEncouraging students to pursue excellence in life, she said, “It’s important to have a dream and a higher purpose as the higher purpose drives one towards excellence. We must always have an impossible dream. A dream may seem impossible, but with great effort and a noble cause it can be achieved.”advertisementAmit Prashant said 43 percent of the BTech students graduating this year had received international exposure in the form of study abroad programmes, summer internships or participation in international conferences, while 45 students had opted to pursue higher studies.PlacementsOn placements, he said 103 companies visited the IIT-Gn’s campus this year and recruited as many as 75 percent, BTech students. Tata Consultancy Services recruited 10, Indian Oil Corporation and L&T Construction 8 each. Goldman Sachs offered the maximum package to BTech students, and Nutanix to MTech students.Also read: IIT Gandhinagar students run Nyasa School to educate construction workers’ childrenAlso read: IIT-Gandhinagar engineering student bags Cargill scholarshipAlso read: IIT Gandhinagar becomes India’s first educational institute to receive Eat Right Campus Award from FSSAIlast_img read more

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Astros owner apologizes after team accused reporter of fabricating story

first_imgThe Houston Astros owner, Jim Crane, has written a letter of apology to a journalist he accused of “fabricating” a story that has overshadowed the team’s World Series campaign.Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Apstein reported last week that Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman yelled at a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna, who was suspended last year for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros. Share on Messenger Apstein’s report said Taubman “turned to a group of three female reporters, including one wearing a purple domestic-violence awareness bracelet, and yelled, half a dozen times, ‘Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so fucking glad we got Osuna!’ The outburst was offensive and frightening enough that another Houston staffer apologized.”The Astros’ initially rebutted the story, saying “[Taubman’s] comments had everything to do with the game situation that just occurred and nothing else”, and accusing the magazine of “fabricating” the report. Days later, after an MLB investigation, the Astros fired Taubman and said his behavior had been inappropriate. They also apologized to Apstein. Topics Share on Pinterest news Since you’re here… Astros lose World Series opener to Nats after sordid week off the field Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Read morecenter_img Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. On Sunday, Apstein tweeted a photo of a letter from Crane that she received on Saturday. “We were wrong and I am sorry that we initially questioned your professionalism,” Crane wrote. “We retract that statement, and I assure you that the Houston Astros will learn from this experience.”The Astros are tied 2-2 with the Washington Nationals in the best-of-seven World Series. Game 5 is on Sunday night in Washington. Houston Astros Share on Twitter Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein)Astros owner Jim Crane sent me a letter on Saturday retracting the team’s original statement about my story. “We were wrong.”https://t.co/arvGceF4To pic.twitter.com/bw2TZI3fh2October 27, 2019 Washington Nationals US sports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Alabama’s Recent Scheduling Could Suggest The School Believes The Playoff Is Going To 8 Teams

first_img If there are eight teams selected, it completely changes. Multiple two-loss teams will likely be included, and big non-conference wins will likely matter more. Which could explain why Alabama has now scheduled home-and-homes with Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma over the next 15 years.Pat Dooley of GatorSports.com thinks it could imply that Alabama is playing the long game, assuming the playoff expands:More evidence that smart ads think there will be eight game playoff at some point (and that fans can’t take too many more Towsons and western Carolinas) https://t.co/V6tMzjotjQ— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) July 29, 2019The playoff isn’t likely to expand in the next few years. But by the time these games roll around? It’s very possible. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how many of them head coach Nick Saban is still around for.The 2019 college football season kicks off on August 24 when Miami takes on Florida. A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Monday, Alabama football announced yet another big-time future home-and-home. The Crimson Tide will head to Wisconsin in 2024 and host the Badgers in 2025.The past few years, Alabama has actually been criticized for its perceived weak out-of-conference scheduling. But it seems like the school’s brass may be changing the way they operate. There could be a reason.The College Football Playoff currently sits at four teams, though many expect it to expand at some point in the future. If it does, it could shift the strategy that big schools employ as they attempt to get their teams into the event.Right now, almost every team in the country has a very small margin of error if it wants to be included. If you’re an Alabama, an Ohio State, a Clemson, an Oklahoma, etc., you might be able to lose one game and sneak in. But no two-loss team has ever gotten into the event.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: England favourites, less pressure on us, says Faf du Plessis

first_img Press Trust of India LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 00:40 IST South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said the team is not worried about the underdog tag at World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWe are going in as underdogs and if that releases some players in the team then that is great: Du PlessisEngland start as favourites against South Africa in the World Cup openerWhether you are favourites or not, you still have to play good cricket: Du PlessisSouth Africa skipper Faf du Plessis ramped up the pressure on hosts England ahead of their World Cup opener on Thursday, saying the pressure will be more on the hosts and tournament favourites.Du Plessis will lead his side out at The Oval against the world’s top-ranked team, which is also chasing its maiden World Cup trophy.England have won 15 of their last 19 ODI series and are the team to beat on home soil.’Chokers’ is a tag South Africa have been used to at World Cups as they are also chasing their first trophy”Whether you are favourites or not, you still have to play good cricket. They deservedly have the tag because they are the home nation and have consistently played good cricket,” said du Plesssis here on Wednesday.”But you will face such different opposition through this tournament so it is about making sure you stay focussed for the whole tournament. England are the favourites so if it means on the day there is less pressure on us then we can play freely.”We are going in as underdogs and if that releases some players in the team then that is great.”For South Africa to stop England in their tracks, taking wickets will be essential.England captain Eoin Morgan claimed their current top seven is the best they have ever had and much of the pre-tournament talk has surrounded the prospect of them becoming the first side to score 500 runs in ODI cricket.The loss of seamer Dale Steyn is a further boost for England, with the 35-year-old ruled out with a shoulder injury.advertisementHowever, South Africa still boast a formidable pace attack led by Kagiso Rabada.”KG does not need any guidance from me. I can speak to him from a tactical point of view but I won’t tell him how to bowl, he knows more than I do.”It is about setting him free. World Cups are for people to perform and KG will want to make this his stage. Dale is a big loss to our team but we expected it. When we picked the squad he was 60 per cent ready so we anticipated for this to happen.”But a fit Dale Steyn makes our attack a strong one so we need to make a few changes to our team for England. Our bowling is one of our X-factors,” the skipper added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Glad to see smile back on Kuldeep’s face, says Ajit AgarkarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow South AfricaFollow EnglandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Faf Du Plessis World Cup 2019: England favourites, less pressure on us, says Faf du PlessisSouth Africa take on hosts England in the 2019 World Cup opener at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday. advertisementlast_img read more

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Thunderstorm dust storm likely in Delhi on Thursday

first_imgNew Delhi: The mercury came down by a notch in the national capital on Thursday, bringing some relief from the sweltering heat, with the weatherman forecasting rain, thunderstorm or dust storm later in the day. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 41 degrees Celsius. The city has been reeling under intense heat for the last few weeks, and on Wednesday saw the mercury touching 42.5 degrees Celsius, while parts of the city registered 44.6 degrees Celsius. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar The minimum temperature recorded on Thursday was 28.6 degrees Celsius. On Wednesday, the city saw a low of 29.8 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Department said. The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy sky with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm or dust storm. In the morning, the relative humidity was recorded at 50 per cent. On Friday, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 42 and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.last_img read more

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Senator Yuen Pau Woo presented by leaders Lab Speakers Series

first_imgIf you are interested in knowing more about the changes happening in the Senate, Senator Woo will shed light on how Senate reform has led the Senate in a direction that is less partisan; more diverse in background, gender, and qualifications. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Comunity Development Institute is hosting their Leaders Lab Series with guest speaker Senator Yuen Pau Woo.On Wednesday, July, 17th, 2019 at the Northern Lights College, Room 202, at 7 pm join in this free talk by Senator Yuen Pau Woo an independent Senator representing British Columbia.last_img

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Rabat Best City to Live in Morocco Survey

Rabat – Two Moroccan cities are included in the 2015 Quality of living Index, an annual survey by the global human resources consulting firm Mercer. According to Mercer’s Quality of Living index, Rabat is the best city to live in Morocco and the seventh in Africa. The kingdom’s capital is ranked 116th in the ranking that assess the quality of living in 230 destinations around the world, while Morocco’s largest and populous city Casablanca is ranked 128th, making it the second best place to live in the country and the eight on the African level.The scores help multinational companies and other employers fairly compensate their employees when sent on international assignments. This year’s edition of Quality of Living Index saw Western European cities take seven places in the top ten. Vienna is ranked the best place to live on the planet. It is followed by Zurich (2), Munich (4), Düsseldorf (6), and Frankfurt (7), with Geneva and Copenhagen in 8th and 9th places, respectively.Across the Middle East and African region, Dubai is ranked highest for quality of living and stands at the 74th place. It is followed by Abu Dhabi (77), also in the UAE, and Port Louis (82), Mauritius. The South African city of Durban is ranked higher than the country’s traditional business centers, Cape Town (91) and Johannesburg (94). The report said that Durban’s higher ranking is mainly due to its high-quality housing, plentiful recreational offerings and good consumer goods availability. However, the city’s crime problems keep it from reaching the top 50.Ranking 230th, Baghdad, the capital of war-torn Iraq received the lowest-ranking in the region and on the overall list.The Quality of Living Survey assesses living condition according to 39 factors, grouped in 10 categories: Political and social environment, Economic environment, Socio-cultural environment, Medical and health considerations, Schools and education, Public services and transportation, Recreation, Consumer goods, Housing and Natural environment. read more

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No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2017 10:57 am MDT Last Updated Mar 26, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas police now say there weren’t shots fired during a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.Authorities initially said Saturday that at least three people entered the store and one of them fired gunshots.But Vegas police and MGM Resorts International later said that there was no gunfire. The sound of glass breaking was misinterpreted, police said.No one was injured, and a suspect was taken into custody.Another initial report indicating an active shooter also proved to be false.Parts of the casino property were closed for the investigation. read more

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Thesis defences — Nov 6 to 10

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Nov. 6 to 10.All are open for the University community to attend.Master of Arts thesis defenceParmida Razavi will defend her Master of Arts in Health and Physical Education thesis by video conference on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in Academic South 361. Her thesis is titled “How Nonverbal Behaviour and Game Context Alter Athletes Perception: A Study of Nonverbal Influence on Expectancy of Success and Impression Formation in Different Game Scenarios, Immediately after an Opponent’s Mistake.”Her examination committee members include Dr. Brian Roy, Chair; Dr. Philip Sullivan, Supervisor; Drs. David Gabriel and Kimberly Gammage, Advisory Committee members; Dr. Iain Greenlees, External Examiner (University of Chichester). Master of Science thesis defenceSamin Tajik, a candidate in the Department of Physics, will present her Master of Science thesis defence on Friday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Welch Hall 147.Her thesis is titled “Effect of Rattling Phonon on Superconductivity of KOs2O6.”Her examination committee members are Dr. Michael Bidochka, Chair; Dr. Frank Marsiglio, External Examiner (University of Alberta); Dr. Božidar Mitrovi?, Supervisor; Dr. Kirill Samokhin and Dr. Shayamal Bose, Committee Members. read more

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Austin Peay withstands 2nd half rally beats Ala AM 7361

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Chris Porter-Bunton had 16 points as Austin Peay withstood a second half rally to beat Alabama A&M 73-61 on Saturday night.Austin Peay (4-4) ran out to a 19-9 advantage midway through the first half and went into the break leading 40-23. The Bulldogs opened the second half on a 16-4 run, outscoring the Governors 24-14 in the first part of the second half to close to 54-47 at the midway point. The Governors held off Alabama A&M in the final minutes, making 10 free throws down the stretch to secure the win.Jarrett Givens scored 12 points, and Steve Harris and Jabari McGhee added 10 apiece for the Governors, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.Jalen Reeder led the Bulldogs (0-8) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.The Associated Press

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Sandvik continues to grow its iSeries line of intelligent drills

first_imgSandvik Mining and Rock Technology is growing its i-Series line of intelligent drills. “With three new platforms nearing release, we continue to expand our i-Series line of intelligent drills designed to offer our customers a broader range of hole diameters with single-pass, multi-pass, high and low pressure options. As our platform of the future, the i-Series family comes with an impressive array of advanced features and customer benefits.”All i-Series drills are built around an advanced CAN BUS design with enhanced control systems helping reduce troubleshooting time and increasing availability. “Our scalable (non-bundled) surface drill automation architecture allows for a customised path to the level of automation you need, when you need it. Our OptiMine® solution is an analytics and process optimisation suite that offers a collection of digital solutions targeted to improve efficiency of your mining operations and offers advanced analytics to help identify process improvements via predictive insights. Drills equipped with our patented Compressor Management System can save customers up to 30% on fuel with a proportional increase in engine and compressor life.”The Sandvik DR412i blasthole drill is designed to improve conservation and deliver dependable penetration in the world’s harshest mining conditions. “Constructed for rotary or down-the-hole drilling, the DR412i is automation-ready and built to guarantee reliability while bringing a new level of safety and productivity to any operation. The DR412i is designed for rotary and down the hole drilling applications with a hole range of 216-311 mm. High and low pressure versions are available with single-pass maximum hole depth of 31 m and multi-pass maximum hole depth of 75 m.”“Scheduled to be released in the first half of 2018, the Sandvik DR416i rotary blasthole drill is the largest surface drill in our portfolio, capable of drilling up to 406 mm holes while offering the highest rotational torques and pulldown forces at the lowest possible operating cost.”The DR410i, slated for release in 2019 is the next addition to the i-Series line of intelligent drill solutions from Sandvik. The DR410i is designed for rotary drilling applications with a hole range of 200-225 mm and down the hole applications with a hole range of 152-225 mm. High and low pressure versions are available with single-pass maximum hole depth of 14 m and multi-pass maximum hole depth of 56 m.Scheduled to be released at Electra Mining Africa, September 10-14 the Leopard DI650i completes the surface DTH drill offering for the mining and construction markets. “As with all our surface down-the-hole (DTH) drills, the DI650i offers superior mobility, excellent operator comfort and serviceability and an intelligent DTH control system which can be scaled up in the future with more automated features.”The Sandvik DA555 Rod Loader for both core drilling and reverse circulation enhances safety and productivity. “Its remote-control function combines a whole new level of safety, production and economy. Based on the proven and reliable Sandvik DA554 rod loader, the DA555 reduces manual lifting of drill rods. Standard equipment on the DE800 iSeries, the DA555 Rod Loader is also available as a retro-fit for older Sandvik DE800 hydraulic models.” The patented design incorporates internal jaws inside the cup, clamping the rod during loading operations. This process ensures that the rod joint is secured and torqued correctly to the rotation unit before the rod loader is removed, therefore reducing rod falls.The DA555 loads 3 and 6 m N, H and P sized diamond core and 6 m 2.875, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 size reverse heavy circulation drill rods remotely, keeping the operator at a safe distance of 50 m. Simple to operate and easy to learn, it’s ideally suited for both coring and RC applications.Finally, the new Ranger DXi series pushes boundaries with several new high-performing features for improving the drilling process: “improved drilling coverage equipped with new powerful rockdrill, Sandvik-style intelligence and high fuel efficiency make this drill rig the most powerful and efficient top hammer drill rig in its class. It represents a totally new generation of Ranger product family.” Ranger DX top hammer drill rigs enable drilling coverage of 55 square metres which saves working time and minimises the need to reposition the rig. Despite the rig’s ability to rotate 290 degrees, its counterweight structure ensures stability by maintaining weight opposite the boom. Higher productivity is possible with other new features such as:New rockdrill family with 21-27 kW powerSandvik GT 60 tools deliver higher productivity with straighter 92-127 mm holesiTorque control system enables users to tackle difficult rock with easeImproved operator ergonomics with easy-to-use joysticks and control panels and super-low cabin noise emission levelsJoanne Cooke President, Surface Drilling & Exploration, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology remarked: “We continue to evolve our product offering to meet the ever-changing technology landscape but more importantly to make sure we are delivering exceptional value to our customers. The products we have released to the market along with the soon to be released products reinforce our culture of aggressive innovation and our never-ending focus on our customers whose feedback we have used in the development of these new products.”last_img read more

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Tourisme spatial premier décollage du VSS Enterprise

first_imgTourisme spatial : premier décollage du VSS EnterpriseÉtats-Unis – Le VSS Enterprise, navette spatiale du milliardaire Richard Branson, a décollé hier attaché à son vaisseau de transport pour un voyage inaugural. La navette compte accueillir, en 2011, les candidats pour un voyage touristique dans l’espace.”C’est une journée mémorable pour l’équipe de Scaled Composites et Virgin. Le premier vol captif signifie le début du programme d’essai en vol qui sera extrêmement passionnant et fructueux” a déclaré hier Burt Rutan, l’ingénieur aérospatial américain.Lundi à 7H05 (14H05 GMT) le Virgin Space Ship (VSS) et l’appareil porteur nommé “chevalier blanc” ont décollé en plein désert de Mojave en Californie. Ils ont volé durant 2H54 atteignant environ 13,7 km d’altitude. “Voir le vaisseau spatial fini en décembre a été une étape importante pour nous, mais regarder le VSS Enterprise voler pour la première fois montre la beauté et l’aspect révolutionnaire des engins que Burt et son équipe ont conçu pour nous. Il n’est pas étonnant que le vol se soit si bien passé, l’équipe de Scaled Composites est particulièrement qualifiée pour mener cet incroyable rêve à la réalité” s’enthousiasmait Richard Branson, le fondateur de Virgin Galactic.La navette pourra, dès 2011, transporter six voyageurs pour un vol à 200.000 dollars. Elle se séparera de son “chevalier blanc” à plus de 18 km d’altitude, les touristes de l’espace auront alors une vue imprenable sur la Terre.45 millions d’euros auraient au total déjà été versés par les 330 candidats au vol. Une partie d’entre eux pourra dans moins d’un an concrétiser un rêve partagé par plus d’un amoureux de l’espace.Le 23 mars 2010 à 12:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Paul Walker of Fast Furious Paul Crouch of TBN passes away

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Fast & the Furious fans worldwide have being mourning the death of one of the franchise’s stars, Paul Walker who plays “Brian O’Conner ” in the movies. In a sort of twisted irony, the actor and his friend died in a movie-like car crash in California while he was on his way to a charity event to aid Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Reports are that the Porsche GT Walker was driving flew off the road, slammed into a tree then burst into flames. Officials say speed is a factor. The final Fast & Furious sequel will open in June 2014. Walker was 40 years old. Also passing away over the weekend, another Paul… founder of TBN, Trinity Broadcasting Network Paul Crouch. Crouch had been suffering a degenerative heart disease for years now and was known for his love of shouting praise the lord. TBN is the world’s largest Christian television network. Paul Couch was 79 years old. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Health department issues swim advisory for Crandon North Beach due to bacteria

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. UPDATE (9/6/18): The swim advisory for Crandon North Beach has been lifted. A new advisory is in place for Crandon South Beach and Key Biscayne Beach Club. For more information, click here.______________KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (WSVN) — A swimming advisory has been issued for Crandon North Beach near Key Biscayne.Two consecutive water samples revealed higher-than-acceptable levels of enterococci bacteria, which can make swimmers sick.“The results of the sampling indicate that water contact may pose an increased risk of illness, particularly for susceptible individuals,” a release from the Florida Department of Health said.It is advised that beachgoers stay on shore until new tests come back clean.For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website. last_img read more