After another semis exit, Victolero hopes Star learns from experience

first_imgWATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Star sorely missed presence of Pingris, admits Barroca View comments LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This is the second straight conference that the Hotshots had lost in the semifinals, and Victolero knows they have to learn their lessons come the Governors’ Cup.READ: Victolero, Star still positive despite another frustrating lossFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think we need to get through these kinds of situations before we get to where we want to be,” said Victolero after the Hotshots lost 109-102 in Game 4 against the Beermen at Mall of Asia Arena. “We have to experience this as a group.”Victolero’s first stint with Star was in the 2016-2017 Philippine Cup where he led the Hotshots to a 7-4 record before losing to eventual runners-up Ginebra in seven games in the semifinals.center_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStar head coach Chito Victolero remained positive even as the Hotshots lost their ticket to the PBA after three straight losses to the San Miguel Beermen.Victolero said they first have to experience setbacks, such as their semifinals loss to the Beermen, if they ever want to reach the next level.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH And though there are proper excuses for Star’s fall in the playoffs, Victolero refuses to use those to mask the fact that they failed to qualify for the title round.READ: Victolero: Star needs to ‘refocus, stay together’ Power forward Marc Pingris never played a single game in the Commissioner’s Cup and that took a massive chunk from Victolero’s frontcourt rotation.“I think there are excuses, like Ping isn’t with us but we can’t use that excuse anymore,” said Victolero. “We have to be ready whether we have another injured player in the future, we have to learn from this experience.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

IPL 2011: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- RCB win by 9 wickets

first_imgChris Gayle continued his superlative form scoring an unbeaten 70 as Bangalore beat Rajasthan by nine wickets during the 55th IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. Score | PhotosLike Rajasthan, Bangalore too got off to a fine start and the 146-run target wasn’t a very tough one for the Bangalore side considering the impressive form their opener Chris Gayle is in.He along with Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 68 runs for the first wicket before Dilshan fell in the seventh over.Dilshan tried to sweep Shane Warne, but a top edge of his bat was taken by Ross Taylor in the deep. He fell for 38.That was the last wicket to fall from the Bangalore camp as they wrapped the match in style with three over remaining. Captain Virat Kohli and opener Chris Gayle remained unbeaten till the end as Bangalore scored 151/1 in 17 overs.Gayle’s unbeaten 70 came off just 44 balls while Kohli scored 39 off 34 balls.RajasthanOpeners Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson provided Rajasthan with a good start as the hosts posted a fine 145/6 against Bangalore during their IPL match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday. Bangalore captain Virat Kohli ton the toss and elected to field. Kohli was leading the side in the absence of regular captain Daniel Vettori, who is injured.Rajasthan openers Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson got off to a good start against Bangalore. The two were scoring at a brisk pace and keeping the run rate to good 8 runs an over.advertisementJust when it was beginning to look that the two were getting ready for a long partnership, Bangalore left-arm medium-pacer Sreenath Aravind struck and despatched both the openers in the 10th over.First, he got rid of Waston to break their stand on 73 and then a ball later got rid of Rahul Dravid. Watson scored a fine 34 while Dravid increased the team total by 37 runs.Next man Ajinka Rahane fell in the 14th over when the total was 102. A mix-up saw him get run out on 17 even as AB de Villiers displayed a brilliant piece of fielding at point.Johan Botha was the next batsman to take a walk back to the dugout. He too fell to S Aravind in the 17th over on 19 when the team total was 122/4.Kiwi Ross Taylor fell to Charl Langeveldt in the 18th over and Chris Gayle got rid on Ashok Menaria in the next over when the Rajasthan score was 133/6.Finally, Rajasthan managed to score 145/6 in their stipulated 20 overs.last_img read more

NZ vs SL T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a thrilling Super Over

first_imgSri Lanka clinched a thriller beating New Zealand via the Super Over after their Super Eights clash ended in a tie in the World Twent20 cricket tournament at the Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka on Thursday. Score | PhotosWhile New Zealand were extremely lucky to stretch the match into the Super Over, Sri Lanka were simply superb in the one-over eliminator after both teams were tied on 174. The win brighetened Sri Lanka’s chances of making the semi-final.Chasing a target of 175, Sri Lanka were on course for a win but faltered in the later stages of the match and needed one run to win off the last ball. But Lahiru Thirimanne was run out in a freakish way on the last ball that resulted in the second tie in Twenty20 international.Thirimanne played the last delivery off Tim Southee to the off-side and made a quick dash for a single. A good throw from James Franklin deflected off Ross Taylor’s hand to hit the stumps with Thirimanne still short of the crease.Taylor was not sure whether he had collected the ball but after several replays third umpire Steve Davis gave the decision in favour of New Zealand.In the one-over eliminator, Sri Lanka smashed 13 runs off Southee and in reply the Black Caps got seven after Lasith Malinga bowled an excellent over.It was a disappointing loss for New Zealand after a good performance by their batsmen. Opting to bat first, New Zealand got off to a good start by Rob Nicol (58) and Martin Guptill (38) to score 174 for seven in 20 overs.Sri Lanka’s debutant spinner Akila Dananjaya, who was the youngest from his country to play in Twenty20 international, made a memorable debut bagging two for 32 while pacer Nuwan Kulasekara also got two for 33.While chasing, former captain Tillekaratne Dilshan tore apart the New Zealand bowling with his 53-ball 76 that was studded with five fours and three sixes.The 80-run opening stand between Dilshan and skipper Mahela Jayawardene (44) kept Sri Lanka on course. But the chase faltered only to see both the teams tied at 174 before the Super Over broke the deadlock.advertisement- IANS Match Report Welcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the World T20 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka from Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka. Score | PhotosQUOTE UNQUOTE:Taylor: “We got ourselves back in the game and did well to make it to the superover. It was a gut feel to give the ball to Franklin, he got us a key wicket in the penultimate over. We should hopefully pick ourselves up and get better in the remaining games “Mahela: “Everyone was craving for a close game. It was too close for comfort though, NZ were terrific. The wicket was good, probably a touch slow but it was a good wicket. At the end of the day, we have 2 points which will count. We’ve got a decent bowling attack and are comfortable with what we’ve got.”Dilshan: “I was a little nervous when I took the catch but I kept it cool in my head. Against NZ, to chase 170 was a good effort. Myself and Mahela set it up in the first 6 overs. I’m really happy that all the guys capitalised and did well.”Man of the Match: Dilshan Super over: SL win the one-over eliminator.Ball No 6: Malinga to Brendon McCullum, 1 leg bye, SL win the one-over eliminator, a yorker that tails back in on the middle and leg stump, Brendon looks to hoick it over mid wicket and gets hit on the back pad, it rolls to short fine and SL have clinched a thriller here.Ross Taylor has come out to bat.Ball No 5: Malinga to Guptill, OUT, full ball just outside off, Guptill hangs back and launches it high to long off, he achieves more height than distance and Dilshan settles under the catch just inside the ropes at long off, that is the match for SL provided that Malinga does not bowl a wide or a no-ball.8 runs needed off 2 ballsBall No 4: Malinga to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, catch dropped by Sangakkara, full and wide delivery outside off, Brendon throws his bat at it and gets a bottom edge that is spilled by Sangakkara, he keeps it down to a single, how costly will that miss be?Ball No 3: Malinga to Brendon McCullum, 2 byes, oh boy, poor keeping from Sangakkara, Brendon charges down the track and Malinga slings a full ball wide outside off, Brendon cannot reach it and the ball sneaks under the legs of Sangakkara, a couple of byes resultsBall No 2: Malinga to Guptill, 1 run, a low and dipping full toss just outside off, Guptill looks to slug it to the leg side and gets an inside edge that rolls to backward square legBall No 1: Malinga to Guptill, 2 runs, good start for NZ, full ball outside off, Guptill slices it over deep backward point and they take a couple.  advertisementBrendon McCullum and Guptill are coming out to open the batting.Super Over: New Zealand’s innings. The target for New Zealand is 14. In case, the scores are tied again, the number of boundaries hit will be considered. Ball No 6: Southee to Thisara, 3 runs, low full toss outside off, Thisara paddles it over Mills at short fine leg, Mills is a little slow in getting there and they take three runsBall No 5: Southee to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, another pacy yorker on leg stump, Dilshan cannot squeeze it out and the ball hits the pad, they sneak a leg bye.Dilshan is the third batsman.Ball No 4: Southee to Mahela, 1 run complete, RUN OUT, full ball slanted across just outside off, Mahela moves to the off side and slogs it to deep square leg, he goes for an impossible second run as Guptill fires in the throw to Brendon McCullum, he calmly whips the bails off and Mahela is short.Ball No 4: Southee to Thisara Perera, 2 wides, full and wide delivery outside off, Thisara misses out on the slog and the ball is wide of the white line, they sneak an extra run, New Zealand are not pleased but it was indeed a wide, top umpiring from umpire Taufel.Ball No 3: Southee to Thisara Perera, 2 runs, another yorker just outside off, this is top class death bowling from Southee, Thisara jams it out to long on for a couple, the throw from Williamson is a bit awry and Thisara gets back into the crease.Ball No 3: Southee to Thisara Perera, wide, oh boy, first bad ball after a long time from Southee, full and wide delivery outside off, Perera cannot connect with the drive and wide is signalled.Ball No 2: Southee to Mahela, 1 run, Mahela again makes room and Southee follows him with a pin-point yorker on the pads, Mahela squeezes it out to point.Ball No 1: Southee to Mahela, 2 runs, superb ball from Southee, he stays round the wicket and bowls a pacy yorker just outside the leg stump, Mahela squeezes it out and the ball takes the inside edge to roll to fine leg, Watling slides to his left and keeps it down to a couple. Mahela Jayawardene and Thisara Perera are coming out to open the batting. Super Over: Sri Lanka will be batting first.Sri Lanka’s innings: 7:05 PM: Southee to Thirimanne, out Thirimanne Run Out! Southee has helped to push this match into the super over. A remainder of the 2007 match between India and Pakistan. This was short and outside off, Thirimanne looks to pull and gets an inside edge onto the pads, the batsmen scamper across for the winning run, Franklin gets in quickly, takes his time before throwing the ball towards the bowler’s end. Taylor drops the ball as he looks to effect the run-out, fortunately for him, the ball goes onto hit the stumps with Thirimanne well short of his crease. Taylor seemed to be gutted, he was walking away in frustration, he did not realise that the ball went on to hit the stumps. The 3rd umpire was called for, he watches numerous replays before deciding that the match will go into the super over.advertisement7:00 PM: We have a super over, NZ have created an upset by taking this to the super over. 6:56 PM: The 3rd umpire has been called for, has Taylor lost the ball? The ball seems to have hit Taylor and ricochets onto the stumps, Thirimanne was definitely short. He seems to be OUT! 6:52 PM: Lahiru Thirimanne, left handed bat, comes to the crease6:51 PM: Franklin to Thisara Perera, out Bowled! Franklin has his revenge, he has silenced the crowd. This was a slow off-cutter, Perera swung hopelessly across the line, misses it completely and hears the sound of timber. Needlss shot from Perera. 6:48 PM: Thisara Perera, left handed bat, comes to the crease.6:47 PM: Franklin to Dilshan, out Dilshan Run Out! 1 run completed. Is this the game changer for NZ? This was the slower ball from Franklin, Dilshan cuts it square on the off-side and calls for a second run, Southee fires in an accurate throw that finds Dilshan short despite a despairing dive. The bat was in the air as Brendon whipped the bails off. Steve Davis has a look and sends Dilshan on his way. 6:37 PM: Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease.6:35 PM: Franklin to Jeevan Mendis, out Caught by Ross Taylor! Sharp catch from Taylor. This was full and outside off, in the zone for the drive, Mendis went hard on the drive, fails to keep it down and Taylor takes a low stinger with ease at extra cover. NZ are chipping away at the wickets. 6:18 PM: Jeevan Mendis, left handed bat, comes to the crease. 06:16 PM: Franklin to Dilshan, out Sangakkara Run Out! 1 run completed. A misunderstanding results in the second wicket for NZ. This was flatter and on the pads, Dilshan tucks it in front of square, Sangakkara wanted a second and was half-way down the track before being sent back. The throw from Oram is not that great, it was slow and well wide off the stumps. Brendon does well to drag it back towards the stumps and catches Sangakkara well short. 5:57 PM: Kumar Sangakkara, left handed bat, comes to the crease.5:55 PM: Oram to Mahela Jayawardene, out Caught by Vettori! Big wicket for NZ. Jayawardene is a goner after an attractive knock, this was banged in short by Oram, Jayawardene was looking to help it along, gets a top edge that is safely held by Vettori coming in from fine leg. The stand has been broken at last. Mahela Jayawardene and Dilshan are at the crease. Mahela Jayawardene is on strike. N McCullum will open the attack. New Zealand’s innings:A par score from New Zealand on a decent pitch for batting. Nicol was the star performer with his 2nd T20I fifty. There were useful contributions from the rest of the batting order, the ploy of playing both mystery spinners did not quite work out for SL. With the hosts having never chased down a score successfully at home in T20I cricket, NZ will fancy their chances here.5:15 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara to Williamson, out Williamson Run Out! 1 run completed. Williamson is out off the last ball. This was full and outside off, Williamson backs away and squeezes it in front of point. He completes the first run and goes for an impossible second. The throw is flat and accurate, Sanga whips the bails off with Williamson miles out of his crease. 5:08 PM: Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease. 5:07 PM: Malinga to N McCullum, out Bowled! Malinga has got his man, this was full and following Nathan as he backed away, he swings and gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball then deflects back onto the stumps, NZ are not being allowed to finish strongly. 5:01 PM: James Franklin, left handed bat, comes to the crease. 5:00 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara to Oram, out Caught by Dilshan! Another dangerman is gone, this was full and outside off, Oram was looking to carve it over extra cover, ends up hitting it straighter then he wanted, Dilshan gets across and completes a fairly comfortable fcatch. 4:57 PM: Nathan McCullum, right handed bat, comes to the crease.4:55 PM: Nuwan Kulasekara to Ross Taylor, out Bowled! Kula has his revenge. 4:46 PM: Jacob Oram, left handed bat, comes to the crease.4:44 PM: A Dananjaya to Nicol, out Caught by Thirimanne at mid wicket! Nicol falls after a fine hand, this was flighted on middle, Nicol skipped down the track, looks to play the slog sweep over mid-wicket, gets a lot of height but not the distance. Thirimanne steadies himself under the ball and takes it with both hands. 4:34 PM: Ross Taylor, right handed bat, comes to the crease. 4:30 PM: Brendon McCullum out! Caught by Thisara Perera b Ajantha Mendis. Big wicket for SL and both mystery spinners have struck. This was tossed up on off, McCullum was looking to clear the mid-wicket boundary with a slog sweep, does not get hold of the shot and finds Perera safely under it. He was looking dangerous but walks back to the hut.4.00 PM: Martin Guptill out! Caught by Thisara Perera b A Dananjaya. Dananjaya has struck in his first over, he is thrilled with joy. This was full and outside off, Guptill gets forward, packs some power behind his lofted drive, does not get the height or elevation, ends up offering a straight forward catch to Perera at long off. The dangerous Guptill has to depart. Toss: New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the opening Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday.Martin Guptill is back in New Zealand’s playing XI, replacing Adam Milne.Sri Lanka have included Ajantha Mendis, who is about 90 per cent fit, and Akila Dananjaya. They have come in place of Dilshan Munaweera and Rangana Herath.Teams:Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene (C), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Akila Dananjaya.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, James Franklin, Brendon McCullum (wk), Ross Taylor (C), Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills.last_img read more

King of clay Rafael Nadal just produced the match of 2018 on the US…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementRafael Nadal reached the US Open semi-finals following another thriller classic in New York after recovering from a first-set bagel to defeat Dominic Thiem on Wednesday.Going into the match, Rafael Nadal rather started poorly and as he lost the first set by a score of 6-0, this was the fourth time Nadal had lost a set 6-0 in his 282 career grand slam match. This match was not an easy one for Nadal as this took him grueling 4 hours, 49 minutes to win the match.The ninth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria overpowered Nadal to win the first, but the Spanish tennis star and king of Clay recovered to lead two sets to one before Thiem leveled in a tie-break.Nadal edged a tense fifth-set tie-break to win 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5).RAFA PREVAILS!In 4 hours and 49 minutes, @RafaelNadal defeats Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 at 2:04am!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/eHYr2rZy3Y— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2018“I said to Dominic: ‘I’m very sorry and keep going.’ He has plenty of time to win. He will have his chances in the future without a doubt,” Nadal said.Asked about how he got through the tense moments, Nadal added: “Suffering is the right word. It was a great battle.”On Friday, Nadal will take on 2009 champion and No. 3 seed Juan Martin del Potro, who defeated No. 11 John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2.VIDEO:last_img read more

South Africa run into confident Australia in tri-series clash

first_imgSouth Africa must polish the weaker element of their bowling armoury and make better use of a spinning wicket when they face Australia in the tri-nation series in Guyana on Tuesday.They must also nullify the threat of Australia’s powerful hitters to stand any chance of victory in their second one-day international, spinner Aaron Phangiso told reporters on Sunday. (Zampa, Lyon shine as Australia crush West Indies )South Africa lost the opener in the 10-match series to hosts West Indies at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence on Friday after being dismissed for a paltry total of 188 as Sunil Narine returned to international action with a six-wicket haul.South Africa’s spinners took six wickets in reply but were also laid into by Kieron Pollard, whose unbeaten 67 took West Indies to a four-wicket victory.’DIFFERENT APPROACH NEEDED'”We can maybe try a different approach when a player like Pollard is on the attack, perhaps change up the lengths a little bit,” Phangiso said.”It’s something that we will need to work on – how to counter a situation when a batsman is being positive and on the attack,” he added.Against West Indies, Phangiso posted career-best figures of 3 for 40, which might have looked a lot more flattering had Pollard not hit him for three enormous sixes.”The surface was dry, definitely not one that you get back in South Africa often. It was very helpful to the spinners, we saw Narine taking a 6 for 27 for the West Indies and our spinners picked up six wickets between us. “I’m quite pleased with my performance but there is still a lot of improvement to be done,” he said.advertisementAustralia, South Africa and West Indies meet each other three times over the next three weeks in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Barbados with the top two playing in the final in Bridgetown on June 26.last_img read more

Assam to introduce file tracking system

first_imgGuwahati, Jul 2 (PTI) Assam government has decided to introduce “File tracking” mechanism as part of its effort to bring in transparency in governance and to allow common people track the position of a file.Once this new system is inducted in Finance Department, it will be replicated in all the departments of the government, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah said at a meeting with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here.Finance Department will also take recourse to on-line system to prepare budget and distribute the same to all offices and maintain a constant link with the Reserve Bank of India through a Core Banking Solution e-Kuber, an official release said here.Besides taking help of on-line mode for preparing salary bills, preparation for a comprehensive data base for all government employees are in the agenda of priorities o the department.The Chief Minister during the meeting stressed on furnishing timely utilisation certificates against different schemes by the departments and timely completion of major welfare schemes within three years.If a particular department can not fully complete the scheme within the stipulated period, the head of the department would show the cause for it, he said.The Chief Minister also stressed on the need for a comprehensive and planned development of the tourism sector in Assam.He stressed the need for adequate publicity of States tourism potentials like wild life, cultural heritage, tea and rural tourism, sports and river tourism etc. PTI DG CR SMJlast_img read more

Central Railway PR team wins cricket tie against media team

first_imgMumbai, Jan 4 (PTI) Chief PRO team of Central Railway defeated Railway Reporters team in a cricket match by seven wickets.The CPRO CR team comprising officers and staff of the PR department won the toss and elected to field.Railway Reporters team put up a score of 113 runs in 15 overs losing 8 wickets.The match, played at railway sports ground in presence of senior railway officers, had a nail biting finish with the captain (CPRO) Sunil Udasi hitting the winning shot in the penultimate over.Chief PRO team of CR lifted the trophy winning the match by seven wickets.Ulhas Babre of the CPRO team was awarded Man of the Match for hitting 40 runs off 30 balls, including 4 sixes.D K Sharma, General Manager of Central Railway, who was the chief guest at the award presentation function, lauded the railway teams efforts and appreciated the initiative of the PR dept in organising such event.He announced that such cricket matches would now be held annually.”Such events will not only help in boosting the morale of the employees but will also create a better co-ordination with media,” he said.Senior Deputy General Manager and President of Central Railway Sports Association Ashutosh Gangal, Principal Chief Engineer S K Agarwal, Principal Chief Commercial Manager Shailendra Kumar, Principal Chief Personnel Officer N Swaminathan, Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai Division S K Jain, Chief Security Commissioner of RPF Atul Shrivastava were present on the occasion. PTI APM NSKlast_img read more

West Brom appoint Alan Pardew as new manager

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion have appointed Alan Pardew as manager on a two-and-a-half year contract, the Premier League club said in a statement on Wednesday.Pardew returns to management for the first time since being sacked by Crystal Palace in December 2016 and replaces Tony Pulis at West Brom.Pulis was sacked earlier this month with West Brom hovering above the relegation zone after four straight league defeats.”I’m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players,” Pardew said on the club website. (www.wba.co.uk).”The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League.”West Brom chairman John Williams said the 56-year-old, who was named the Premier League’s manager of the year for guiding Newcastle United to fifth in the 2011-12 season, was the unanimous choice for the job.”Alan brings the experience of more than 300 Premier League games and the kind of dynamic leadership from which our club can benefit,” he said.Meanwhile, caretaker boss Gary Megson left his role as assistant coach after leading the team to draws against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle in their last two games.Pardew will take charge of his first game on Saturday and comes up against basement side Palace, who he guided to 10th in the 2014-15 season for their best Premier League finish and followed that up with a 15th-placed finish.advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: There is no excuse, says Jason Holder after stunning loss to Bangladesh

first_imgWest Indies captain Jason Holder admitted that his side didn’t put enough runs and were probably 40-50 runs short against Bangladesh in the match which they lost by seven wickets on a batting-friendly wicket in Taunton.Put into bat, Windies came through from early struggles and managed to post 321/8 in their full quota of 50 overs at the Cooper Association County Ground on Monday.However, Bangladesh rode on brilliant knocks from Shakib al Hasan (124*) and Liton Das (94*) and chased down the target with more than 50 balls to spare.”We were around 40-50 runs short, the wicket played well the entire day just that we didn’t get enough runs,” said Holder in the post-match presentation ceremony.”Having said that, we could have been a lot more disciplined with the ball and we let ourselves down in the field as well.”(It) would have been a little challenging in the first 10 overs after losing the toss and being asked to bat. Having said that, we got through the first 10 overs reasonably well. We were in a situation where we just didn’t get the momentum as we probably should in the middle-overs with the bat and we had too much to do in the back-end,” he added.He also rued the fact that his bowlers could not manage to get wickets and also the fielding let them down.”We didn’t get wickets, and also we let one or two chances slip. We tried to hit the top of the stumps but didn’t do it consistently. There is no excuse. We should have been a lot more disciplined,” he said.advertisementMeanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza believed the game turned in their favor once Andre Russell was dismissed for a duck by Mustafizur Rahman.The left-arm pacer removed the big-hitting Russell in the 40th over to put the brakes on the Windies innings, post which they lost track and were restricted to 321.”I think the turning point was the two wickets that Mustafizur got – Russell getting out in the first over,” Mortaza said.Once the bowlers had done their bit, Bangladesh, with an experienced batting lineup, chased down the target without any hiccups and make sure they gain two crucial points and remain in contention for making it to the semi-finals.”Shakib (Al Hasan) has delivered for the team in this World Cup. Hopefully, he will keep going and the rest of the boys will join him. Mushfiqur was outstanding in the first two games, Tamim (Iqbal) was excellent today and Soumya (Sarkar) got a good start as well. Liton (Das) has normally batted in the top three and it was a tough ask for him to bat at number five, but he did the job.”Windies will now face New Zealand on Saturday at the Old Trafford while Bangladesh will lock horns with Australia on Thursday at Trent Bridge.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Shakib, Liton gun down 322 in record chase as Bangladesh crush West IndiesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: I won’t be going back home alone – Sarfaraz Ahmed warns Pakistan teammatesAlso Seelast_img read more

ICTSIs Subic Bay at Par with Manila Terminal

first_imgzoom Subic Bay Freeport terminals, a part of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), has achieved productivity levels at par with that of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Philippine-based port operator said.Namely, Subic Bay’s two Panamax quay cranes at the New Container Terminal (NCT) 1  handled close to 400 TEUs with each crane averaging 40 and 33 moves per hour, respectively.The productivity levels were achieved during the inaugural call of the 1,440-TEU capacity Cape Fulmar, which marked the launch of the new South Korea-Taiwan-Philippines (KTP) service, ICTSI added.Launched by Taiwanese carrier Evergreen Marine Corp, the KTP service is expected to boost regional trade between the three trading economies, plying the ports of Incheon and Kwang Yang, South Korea; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Batangas, Manila, and Subic Bay, Philippines; and back to Kaohsiung.“It was a great effort and a big win for ICTSI’s Subic operations. This goes to show that Subic is at par with the productivity levels in MICT. We are continuously working on improving our services to attract more shipping lines, and for northern and central Luzon businesses to use the container terminals in Subic,” Roberto Locsin, Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. (SBITC) President, said.last_img read more

Mother of girls shot at playground calls for community programs to stop

first_imgTORONTO – The mother of two young girls who were hit by stray bullets at a Toronto playground last month called Monday for better education and community support programs, not increased police presence, to curb gun violence in the city.Toronto must reduce the number of young people who turn to crime, Stacey King said at a meeting of the city’s board of health where ongoing research into community violence was being discussed.“Too many young kids are dying, too many young kids have access to guns,” King said. “We need to put a stop to this. When is this going to stop?”The June 14 shooting that sent King’s five and nine-year-old daughters to hospital was just one in a string of high-profile gun crimes this spring and summer that has led to increased calls for the municipal, provincial and federal governments to take action.Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders announced last week that 200 frontline officers will be added to the night shift over the course of the summer in an effort to deal with gun violence. Officers will not “saturate” certain neighbourhoods, but will be sent where they are needed, Saunders said.“It’s about being focused and strategic in our deployment,” he said. “This is not about turning communities upside down. That will never be the intention.”Toronto Mayor John Tory also recently announced that at least part of $15 million earmarked for efforts to curb gun violence would be going to community programs aimed at preventing youth from joining gangs.Police data shows gun violence has killed 27 people and injured 82 so far in 2018, compared with 17 deaths and 80 injuries at this time last year.“My kids are suffering from this,” King said. “My five-year-old got shot in the stomach … Do you want to know what she said to me that day? ‘Mommy am I going to die?’ For a five-year-old to know that, that is so wrong.”Officials need to look at the reasons why some youth pick up guns and others don’t, King told the 11 city councillors on the board of health.Children should be taught about issues that lie at the root of gun violence — including bullying and mental health — by Grade 3, King said.“We have to have more mentorship programs, we have to have more resources, we have to have more jobs for youth, we have to have more trades for them,” she said. “For (people) to say they want more cops … this is not going to put a stop to it. Having more cops is just going to cause more problems.”The board of health heard several submissions from support workers and concerned citizens as it considered a progress report on research into community violence.The research, begun in March, examines the extent to which people who live in the city are exposed to violence and how it affects their mental and physical health, a report by city staff said.The project will seek out “effective evidence-informed interventions” to mitigate community violence and its health effects. Research findings will be brought to the board of health by late 2019, staff said.— with files from Nicole Thompson.last_img read more

Police officer rescues little pig found hoofing down Torontoarea highway

first_imgVAUGHAN, Ont. – Police say the photo was “too cute not to share.”York regional police tweeted a photo Monday of an officer holding a young pig found wandering along a major highway north of Toronto late last Friday morning.They say the little piggy was spotted hoofing it down Highway 400 in Vaughan, Ont.Another photo shows the little pig peeking up from the floor in the back of a police cruiser.Const. Laura Nicolle says it’s not known where the pig came from.It is now in the care of an animal shelter.last_img read more

BJP never said Rs15L will come to your account, says Rajnath Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) never made promises of transferring Rs 15 lakh into bank accounts of the people. “Never said Rs 15 lakh will come (to accounts of people). We had said that we will take action (karyawahi) against black money. Action is being taken against black money. It was our government which made SIT on the topic of black money,” a news agency quoted Rajnath Singh as saying. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The statement of the Union minister comes in the backdrop of opposition parties slamming the BJP for making false promises to woo the people of India ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and repeating it yet again in 2019. Bringing black money was one of the key issues for the 2014 elections. In this year’s manifesto of the BJP, there is a mention of cracking down on parallel economy but it doesn’t occupy pride of place in speeches by political leaders. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe opposition, especially the Congress, has been quick to point out that the BJP has not delivered on ‘bringing back home illegal wealth stashed abroad’ as was promised. Refuting allegations of political vendetta behind Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate raids on opposition leaders and their aides, home minister Rajnath Singh said the agencies are autonomous bodies and they are acting on their inputs. In an interview to ANI, Singh said, “The agencies which are conducting raids are autonomous bodies. Model Code of Conduct does not apply to them. They are acting on their inputs. How can we stop them?”last_img read more

Trump campaign raises $30 mn in Jan-March

first_imgWashington DC: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than USD 30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press. The haul brings the campaign’s cash on hand to USD 40.8 million, an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign. The Trump campaign said nearly 99 per cent of its donations were of USD 200 or less, with an average donation of USD 34.26. Trump’s fundraising ability was matched by the Republican National Committee, which brought in USD 45.8 million in the first quarter its best non-election year total. Combined, the pro-Trump effort is reporting USD 82 million in the bank, with USD 40.8 million belonging to the campaign alone. Trump formally launched his reelection effort just hours after taking office in 2017, earlier than any incumbent has in prior years. By contrast, former President Barack Obama launched his 2012 effort in April 2011 and had under USD 2 million on hand at this point in the campaign. Obama went on to raise more than USD 720 million for his reelection. Trump’s reelection effort has set a USD 1 billion target for 2020. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement that Trump “is in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president running for re-election, and only continues to build momentum.” Trump’s fundraising with the RNC is divided between two entities: Trump Victory, the joint account used for high-dollar gifts, and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, the low-dollar digital fundraising operation known internally as “T-Magic.” The campaign is set to launch a traditional “bundling” programme which it lacked in 2016 in the coming weeks. Bundlers are mid-tier donors who bring in contributions from their associates. Together, the Trump entities have raised a combined USD 165.5 million since 2017. Trump is benefiting from the advantages of incumbency, like universal name recognition and his unrivaled position atop the Republican Party. Among Democrats, dollars are divided across a candidate field of well more than a dozen, while the Democratic National Committee remains in debt and has suffered from being dramatically outraised by the RNC in recent months. Bernie Sanders topped the Democratic field in the first quarter, raising slightly more than USD 18 million, followed by Kamala Harris with USD 12 million and Beto O’Rourke with USD 9.4 million. Trump is reporting a haul of USD 30.3 million. Republicans have trailed Democrats in online fundraising ever since the medium was invented roughly two decades ago. But Trump has closed the gap, driving small-dollar donors who make recurring donations to the GOP like the party has never seen before. According to RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Trump’s campaign has already had eight seven-figure fundraising days this year, and has taken in money from more than 1 million new online donors since Trump’s inauguration including 1,00,000 this year. The Republican committee said it is planning on spending USD 30 million on maintaining and growing Trump’s email list alone, recently expanded its headquarters space to an annex in Virginia and will soon invest in developing an app. In 2015, Trump swore off outside money, declaring in his opening speech: “I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists’. I’m not using donors’. I don’t care. I’m really rich.”last_img read more

Transportation Giant Bombardier Wants to Make Morocco Its African Hub

Rabat – The Canadian aerospace and transportation company Bombardier is bound to transform Morocco into its railway platform for African countries. The giant wants to triple its investments in the country, with the construction of a new plant scheduled for late 2018.The group has just unveiled at the Rail Industry Summit, held last monthin Casablanca, that it will build over 145,000 m² of surface area, a budget of EUR 60 million euros of investments and 2,000 direct jobs a new plant in 2018, reported Jeune Afrique. The future plant will be established in Kenitra free zone. It will consist of 145,000 square meters to its suppliers. Fifteen suppliers have already expressed interest in investing in the kingdom, supporting Bombardier’s ambition to convince about 50 of its subcontractors to relocate their activities to Morocco.This ecosystem is intended to support the development of the railway sector in Morocco. The Canadian giant, which has won the project to modernize the establishment of 360 kilometers of railways and the renovation of 14 trains from the ONCF, is eyeing major contracts in the country.“The ecosystem created in Morocco will allow to be a bridgehead to go-to African markets for TGV, regional trains, and trams that will be made in Morocco,” Taoufiq Boussaid, president of the Moroccan subsidiary of Bombardier, told Jeune Afrique.Boussaid has previously said that “ultimately, Bombardier’s ambition is to reach 40,000 square meters of industrial units, the creation of an engineering center in Casablanca, the creation of 600 direct jobs and technology transfer in this sector.”Jean-Paul Boutibou, VP Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft told Morocco World News in a previous interview that Bombardier “evaluated several countries and chose Morocco for a number of reasons.”These include the country’s internationally competitive manufacturing costs, low shipping and transportation costs and proximity to Europe. Other aerospace manufacturers have established a footprint in Morocco already. A key factor in the selection of the Nouaceur site was its proximity to Casablanca, a city that offers quality aerospace, industrial, and educational infrastructures. read more

Merkel, Visegrad to Team Up in Morocco to Reduce Irregular Migration

Rabat – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Visegrad Group have announced their intention to work together on a project in Morocco to ease tension and reduce irregular migration and poverty in North Africa.Merkel met with leaders of the Visegrad Group, including Slovakian Prime Minister Pellegrini, on Thursday.The group is a political coalition of four EU countries: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Merkel, who attended the UN summit on migration in Marrakech in December 2018, said that the adopted Global Compact for Migration is a “clear commitment to multilateralism.”Read Also: Why The World Needs the Global Compact for Orderly MigrationMore than 160 countries officially adopted the migration compact in Morocco.In a speech at the conference, Merkel said that the compact is “about the foundations of international cooperation, and this is why it is well worth our while to fight for the survival of this compact.”She also promised that the UN project would ensure better living conditions for migrants and refugees, saying, “We can render this planet a better one.”The UN migration pact sets global policy guidelines for better managing global migration. The document lays out 23 objectives to improve international migration policy.Prior to the intergovernmental UN summit, Morocco also hosted the 11th summit of the World Forum on Migration, co-chaired by Germany and Morocco.The event took place on December 5-7 and aimed to tackle questions related to migrants’ rights to decent working and living conditions in their host countries. read more

Jaya wants Lanka to return Katchatheevu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has reiterated that Katchatheevu, the fishing islet has to be retrieved back by India in an endeavour to provide a permanent solution to the problem of Indian fishermen, ANI news reported today.In a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today, Jayalalithaa has recalled the various instances in which fishermen were harassed for fishing near Katchatheevu, which is often counted as crossing the Indian borders. Jayalalithaa in her letter also referred to the case filed by her in the Supreme Court in this regard. On the issue of safety and security of fishermen, she said that Prime Minister should take urgent steps to retrieve the islet and the surrounding areas from Sri Lanka. She also submitted to the Prime Minister, an unanimous resolution passed by the State Assembly for retrieval of Katchatheevu.Katchatheevu is a controversial uninhabited island administered by Sri Lanka. This island was given to Sri Lanka by India in 1974 on a conditional basis. It has a Catholic shrine and has been declared as a sacred area by the government of Sri Lanka. read more

How You Speak Counts

teamwork_collaboration_774.png Have you ever been in an unproductive collaboration session in which one person dominates, another person lacks confidence and doesn’t speak, and others are tuned out? Or have you ever encountered bad vibes when talking to a contact center agent? Employee and agent behavior can make or break a meeting or customer engagement. Slack Debuts New Enterprise Security Controls Beth Schultz August 06, 2019 Enhancements aim to provide the ability to deploy Slack at enterprise scale in “safe, secure, and centralized way.” What impairs the productivity of contact center agents and UC participants?Call center turnover creates one of the biggest challenges to productivity, costing companies in terms of recruiting and training. Poor collaboration sessions delay results and hurt productivity. Other relevant collaboration blogs are:Phases to Pervasive CollaborationCombating Collaboration InefficienciesCollaboration & Remote Work Go Hand in HandTags:News & ViewsVoiceVibesDebra Cancrovibescoach feedbackTeam Collaboration Tools & WorkspacesContact Center & Customer ExperienceMeetingsTeam CollaborationUnified Communications & Collaboration Articles You Might Like Of course, this isn’t a new concept. In fact, I wrote my favorite blog about collaboration behavior, “Collaboration is Not Automatic,” back in October 2013. More recently, wanting to explore how collaboration participants and contact center agents can improve or degrade success, I spoke with Debra Cancro, CEO of VoiceVibes. VoiceVibes, which she founded, provides automated speech coaching using artificial intelligence (AI). The aim, Cancro said, is to help people be more effective communicators by guiding speakers through personalized speech practice sessions that enhance their communication style in quantifiable ways. Do most speakers recognize their vibes?Most people aren’t aware of their vibes. But the software helps with awareness and, in the case of negative vibes, improvement. When information is conveyed out loud, whether in real time or recorded – in a video or audio call or in person — the effectiveness of that oral communication is impacted by the delivery of the message. Does the speaker sound clear, confident, arrogant, authentic, or personable? Compounding this challenge to offer superior service levels is the fact that the pool of qualified contact center candidates is limited. The most important skill is the ability to communicate effectively in spoken conversations, according to research published last year by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. However, only 40% of executives surveyed rate recent college graduates as well prepared in oral communication. Does this sound like some of your collaboration participants? Slack Modernizes Desktop Client Beth Schultz July 22, 2019 Touts greater efficiency, responsiveness, and reliability… all of which should help workers be more productive. Log in or register to post comments Taming Teams: Where’s My Data? Kevin Kieller July 02, 2019 This simple storage question has a complex answer that any multinational organization considering Teams needs to explore. Taming Teams: Microsoft Looks to Inspire Partners Kevin Kieller July 16, 2019 Pushes the multiplier effect of the cloud, and highlights embedded Teams capabilities What do you mean by vibes?Vibes is the term we use to describe how you come across — how you’re likely to be perceived by others. With customers increasingly engaging with companies via bots, text, and email, the quality of customer experience provided by live call center agents is more critical than ever. One of the greatest aspects in preparing new agents or fostering better collaboration sessions for relationship-focused roles is getting people to the point where they can speak confidently and naturally. If this isn’t achieved, not only will customer satisfaction suffer, but the likelihood of turnover is high and the investment in hiring and training is lost. We’ve developed predictive models, trained on thousands of speech samples and millions of human perception ratings, to analyze recorded speech and objectively predict how an audience would rate it in 20 categories, or “vibes.” Unproductive collaboration sessions with bad vibes may be unpopular, but getting better tools won’t help. How UC participants talk and the way they express themselves does make difference. Learning to instill positive vibes for the collaboration session can go a long way to improving the efficiency, productivity, and popularity of a meeting. Why Slack Should Be Concerned about Microsoft Teams Kevin Kieller July 25, 2019 Likable though he may be, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is missing the point about his company’s chief competition. What about negative vibes? How do they hinder conversations and presentations?The main way that recognizing negative vibes helps speakers is they can see exactly in their speech where they sounded the most bored or detached. Our research shows that when it comes to sales, it’s actually three times worse to sound boring than arrogant! Of course, neither is good, but I believe that’s probably the most common issue that can now be measured and coached. How do you reduce the negative vibes?Trial and error is the best way to reduce negative vibes. Once you become self-aware and can receive feedback every time you practice, it’s the best way I know to improve. I like the analogy of a chef tasting her soup. She adds more ingredients, then tastes again, and repeats this process until the soup is perfected. Software isn’t perfect, so our tool also has an area for peer and coach feedback and scoring. If a speaker continues to struggle with sounding a certain way, a human coach can help. What are some examples of vibes, and how do they help in conversations and presentations?We measure nine positive vibes: authentic, assertive, captivating, clear, confident, dynamic/energetic, organized, personable, and persuasive. Feedback about positive vibes helps reinforce good behaviors. For example, we know that the presence of positive vibes in a seller’s voice significantly improves a listener’s response to the question, “Would you want to buy something from this person?” In fact, people were 13 times more likely to say they would want to buy from or work with a person when they rated a speaker as sounding extremely confident as opposed to not at all confident. See All in Team Collaboration Tools & Workspaces » Can positive vibes be adopted?I’ve found that the key for me is simply effort. When I’m consciously trying to be engaging for my audience, it shows. To do this, I must remember that even though I might be nervous, or bored with repeating the same demo every day, I need to show passion and energy and not let it be hidden. Once you practice this enough it begins to come naturally. We think of this as building new “muscle memory” by practicing the right behaviors over and over. read more

12 trickster teachers we wish we had in our school days

first_img Source: Imgur7. Or this master of physics questions8. These tutors who know how to mark a test Source: Imgur 9. Or one that’s vaguely threatening Source: Imgur Source: Imgur10. This guy, who’d let us nap in class11. This scholar, who’s about as arsed as us Source: Imgur12. Or we’d even take this genius, who found the perfect way to stop students stealing pens Source: Imgur8 teachers you definitely had in secondary school>Some of the best and worst teachers ever> DID YOU HAVE a stuffy teacher with no sense of humour. Did their jokes stretch to, “I don’t know, CAN you go to the toilet?”You missed out. Send us back with any of this lot.1. The guy who sips on this dewy elixir Source: Imgur Source: Imgur2. The educator who keeps this harrowing warning on their desk Source: Imgur3. This badass scientist Source: Imgur4. Draw us like your blackboard sketchescenter_img 5. Teach us your ways, master of geometry6. ANY of these maths teachers would dolast_img read more

By a whisker After 5151 tie Ceann Comhairle votes with government to

first_img Jan 19th 2017, 2:27 PM By Rónán Duffy The bill itself seeks to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 in a number of ways.Among them it would remove the sale of sale of property as a grounds for terminating a tenancy.It would provide for compensation where a tenancy is terminated on the ground that the dwelling is required by the landlord or a relative of the landlord for their own occupation.It would also extend the notice periods for new rents and for the termination of tenancies.Read: What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday? >Read: An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there’s no chance of an Irish election in 2017 > By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD. 139 Comments 41,030 Views Source: Ruth Coppinger TD/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/3194494 Short URL Source: Paul Murphy/Twitter I just called a walk through vote on #antievictionsbill. Only one vote in the electronic vote which voted to reject 51-50. #Dáil #dubw— Ruth Coppinger TD (@RuthCoppingerTD) January 19, 2017 51-51 on our #AntiEvictionsBill, Ceann Comhairle uses casting vote in favour of govt, defeating our bill.— Paul Murphy (@paulmurphy_TD) January 19, 2017 After a walk through was required due to the to the closeness of the vote, the final numbers tallied at 51-51 meaning that the Ceann Comhairle had to make a casting vote.Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government in following a long-standing precedent the the Ceann Comhairle sides with the government in the case of a tie.This is despite the fact that Ó Fearghaíl was elected as a Fianna Fáil member and they abstained during the vote. CEANN COMHAIRLE SEAN Ó Fearghaíl was forced to break a tie in a Dáil vote after opposition TDs proposed a bill that seeks to provide more protection to tenants.The Dáil was tied 51-51 on the Anti-Evictions Bill 2016 which was proposed by AAA-PBP deputies.The government opposed the Bill and Fianna Fáil abstained during the vote. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1906 Tweet Email1 Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 2:27 PMlast_img read more