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Fans ready for cricketing extravaganza

first_imgWith just 16 days to go for the World Cup opening ceremony in Dhaka, the fever is rising fast in India.India will fight it out for the coveted World Cup with 13 other teams.While fans are making sure that they don’t miss out on the tickets for key matches, members of the Indian team are utilising their rare off days to complete shooting for advertisements.Soon the same players will turn serious as they get into a preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and then in Chennai.India begin their campaign against Bangladesh in Dhaka on February 19.For a tournament of this magnitude, a lot of background work is required – from fool-proof security to logistics to ensuring good pitch and ground conditions for a healthy contest between bat and ball. Both the International Cricket Council (ICC) and tournament co-host Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all 49 matches are staged without hassles.India is crazy about cricket and the madness is expected to reach an unprecedented height during the 45-day competition.An Australian team in transition will attempt to register its fourth straight title triumph while the likes of India, England and South Africa will try to stop Ricky Ponting’s side from running away with the trophy on April 2, when the final is played at a completely renovated Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.The World Cup has grown over the years, since the first edition was played in 1975 in England. From eight teams 36 years ago to 14 now, the tournament has expanded in every sense of the term. Besides the honour of becoming the world’s number one team, there’s a lot more at stake. A total prize money of $ 10 million, of which $30,00,000 will go to the winners, would ensure that players give their best performance.advertisementThis is the third occasion that the World Cup is coming to the Indian subcontinent, the earlier occasions being 1987 when it was hosted for the first time outside England – and 1996. This year, south Asia could have made a record with four countries jointly hosting the World Cup, but security concerns meant that Pakistan was chucked out, leaving only India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to stage the tournament at 13 venues.India has eight venues, Sri Lanka three and Bangladesh two. The semi-finals will be played in Colombo and Mohali while the final at a stadium about 16 kilometres from Sachin Tendulkar’s home in Mumbai.Unlike for the 1987 World Cup, when India and Pakistan cricket boards joined hands to successfully win the bid to host the tournament, it was much easy to beat the only contenders, Australia-New Zealand, for the 2011 edition. The south Asian nations won 10- 3 on April 30, 2006, after the ICC relaxed the rules to allow them to submit their main bid after its expiry date. It was not surprising, since an estimated 70- 80 per cent of ICC’s revenue comes from Indian companies or the MNCs based in the country.last_img read more

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Staying perfect

first_imgPH 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 Phoenix notched its fifth straight win in as many games after holding off stubborn NLEX, 83-82, at Mall of Asia Arena.Matthew Wright provided the cushion for the Fuel Masters, ushering the team to a six-point lead going into the homestretch, 83-77, before Calvin Abueva came up with a game-saving block on NLEX wing Bong Galanza with a second left on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I knew going into this game that it will be a tough match because they have four reliable big men,” said Alas. “We’re at the phase that we’re going to begin to face the league’s elite teams,” Alas said. “We’ll begin with Rain or Shine this Sunday. Good thing, they’re going to play back-to-back games. They’re the hottest team after us.”Rain or Shine stayed a game behind Phoenix, after James Yap and Norbert Torres combined for nine of 15 shooting from beyond the arc to rally past NorthPort, 107-100, in the second game. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Calvin Abueva’s crucial block saves Phoenix. PBA IMAGESPhoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas could only chuckle at the piece of trivia presented to him Friday night.“Oh my God,” he said, when told that the last team to start 5-0 in the PBA Philippine Cup went on to win the crown. That team, of course, is reigning champion San Miguel Beer and the Fuel Masters, most especially their coach, are under no impression that they are at that same dominating level.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Loreno makes his mark with 7 gold medals SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES View comments Wright finished the game with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds for Phoenix. Jason Perkins chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds while Abueva contributed 13 and 11—and a piece of his mind on Phoenix’s hot start.“It’s not about going 5-0,” Abueva said in Filipino. “We’ve only faced teams close to our level. We’ve yet to face San Miguel or teams like Ginebra, Magnolia—the top teams. Those are games we need to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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Zimbabwean golfer Vincent eyes maiden Asian Tour title

first_imgBengaluru, Aug 9 (PTI) Zimbabwean Scott Vincent, who is in red-hot form, today said he hopes to clinch his maiden Asian Tour title. It would be not be easy as he is up against some good players like SSP Chowrasia and Khalin Joshi at the Take Solutions Masters. “I would love to win his maiden Asian Tour Title. I am in good form and I would like to continue it here also, but it will not be easy. There are good players like Khalin Joshi, Chirag Kumar, SSP Chowrasia. It will be a hard-fought battle,” Vincent told PTI ahead of Take Solutions Masters kick-off here. The field also is strong and it is not going to be a walk in the park for anyone, he added. Vincent, who did not consider Asian Tour events initially, is now enjoying his achievements in the last three years as he is tenth in the Asian Tour Order of Merit. “It was quite funny. A friend of mine was going to play Asian tournament which I did not consider. He said you should come along. I did go with him. “I did not realise how good the Asian tour was then. Now I am absolutely loving the Asian Tour as I am sitting pretty at 10th in Asian Tour Order of Merit in my third year,” he said. Vincent had won 2016 Asian Tour Rookie of the Year award and continued his impressive run with four top-10 finishes in 2017. In 208, he has clinched six top-10 finishes, including a second place finish in Indonesia last month.advertisement Vincent said he was initiated into the sport by his father, who is a social golfer in Zimbabwe and coached by Roger Baylis. “Back home my father initiated me into the sport. My coach Roger Baylis put in hours and hours on me at the growing period of my career, and here I am contesting three years hence in Asian tour,” he said. Vincent said golf is developing in Zimbabwe and the country has produced some good players including Nick Price and Mark McNulty. “Golf has been a great sport in Zimbabwe. It has produced a lot of good players like Nick Price, Mark McNulty, Brendon de Jonge and others. Hence, it is making strides. It is developing, of course,” he said. Many junior programmes have been initiated at grassroots level to popularise the sport in Zimbabwe, he added. Replying to a question, Vincent said Henrik Stenson is his favourite player, who hits long and has strong stunning looks. “My favourite golfer is Henrik Stenson. He is big powerful guy, who hits long and has had lot of success. I really enjoy his game,” he added. PTI BDNAHlast_img read more

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NSWTA Vawdon Cup Awards

first_imgCongratulations to the following players who won awards at the 2013 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Vawdon Cup presentation. Boland Medal – Scott Buckley (Penrith Panthers)Smith Medal – Louise Winchester (Canterbury Bulldogs)Player of the Final awardsMen’s Premier League – Nicholas Good (Penrith Panthers)Women’s Premier League – Maddison Studdon (Eastern Suburbs Roosters)Mixed Premier League – Daniel Rushworth (UNSW Bullets) and Kirstie Wakely (Eastern Suburbs Roosters)Men’s Division One – Thomas Hillard (Hornsby Lions)Men’s Division Two – Jackson Mills (Parramatta Eels)Men’s Division Three – Tom Collins (Manly Sea Eagles)Women’s Division One – Isabelle Kelly (Berkeley Vale Panthers)Women’s Division Two – Jasmine Fountas (Eastern Suburbs Roosters)2013 Croft Cup – Point Score ChampionsEastern Suburbs Touch Association2013 Vawdon Cup Club ChampionshipsEastern Suburbs Touch AssociationRelated LinksVawdon Cup Awardslast_img read more

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Silva: City must be perfect as title grip slips

first_imgBernardo Silva concedes that Manchester City are going to need to be “almost perfect” from this point after seeing their grip on the Premier League title start to slip.Pep Guardiola’s side captured the English top-flight crown in record-breaking style last season, racking up 100 points and over a century of goals along the way.More of the same was expected this term, especially as the Blues burst out of the blocks in 2018-19. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The wheels have started to come off in recent weeks, though, with defeats to Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Leicester suffered across their last four outings.City now sit third in table, seven points back on unbeaten leaders Liverpool and one adrift of Tottenham.There is clearly much work to be done, with Silva telling reporters after a shock 2-1 reversal against Leicester: “We started quite well but we weren’t able to play as usual and in the end they scored an amazing goal.“We are not happy but we try to overcome the situation.“Seven points to Liverpool is starting to be a lot, we are not playing as well as we want at this part of the season. We have to find an explanation.“We need to start winning games but we can’t rely on ourselves.”Aymeric Laporte Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City Chelsea 081218City are back in action against Southampton on Sunday, before opening 2019 with a potentially pivotal meeting with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.Maximum points from those outings is the target for the Blues, but even that may not be enough to see them close back in on the summit.Silva added: “Even if we beat Liverpool now it won’t be easy.“We have lost two games that we shouldn’t do if we are in a race for the title.“There are a lot of games left and it’s mathematically possible but we have to be almost perfect from now.”While City prepare to head back out on the road to face the Saints, title rivals Liverpool and Spurs will be on home soil this weekend when they take on Arsenal and Wolves respectively. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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New National Title Odds Following Justin Fields News

first_imgJustin Fields throws a pass for Georgia.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)On Friday afternoon the Ohio State fanbase got the news it’s been waiting for: transfer quarterback Justin Fields received immediate eligibility from the NCAA.As a result, he’ll be the likely starting quarterback for the Buckeyes when they take the field in the fall.In the immediate aftermath of the decision, the odds for the eventual college football champion shifted and Vegas seems to like the Buckeyes.With Fields immediately eligible, Ohio State’s national title odds jumped from 12-1 to 8-1. The Buckeyes are now the third-favorite behind Clemson and Alabama to take home the title in 2019.Per @BovadaOfficial,#OhioState’s national title odds:– Before Justin Fields’ eligibility decision: 12/1– Now: 8/1 ? https://t.co/Nw6mhWOCEa— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) February 8, 2019The former Georgia quarterback played in 12 games for the Bulldogs in 2018 as the backup to starter Jake From.He racked up 328 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while adding 266 yards and four scores on the ground.Fields is the former No. 2 overall recruit in the nation – behind only Clemson star Trevor Lawrence – and one of the highest-rated recruits ever to don an Ohio State jersey.He’ll have plenty of time to get acquainted with his new teammates before the Buckeyes open the 2019 college football season against Lane Kiffin and the Florida Atlantic Owls on August 31.Can Ohio State stop the sting of Clemson and Alabama titles?last_img read more

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Sulfur Emissions Cap Troubles Mediterranean Ferry Operators

first_imgzoom Mediterranean ferry operators voiced their concerns on meeting the 0.5% sulfur emissions cap due in 2020 during Interferry’s 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia.According to Minoan Lines Managing Director Antonios Maniadakis, using low sulfur fuel would increase costs by EUR 2 million ( USD 2.35 million) per year.But clean diesel was advocated by Alan Klanac, Interferry President and former CEO of conference host company Jadrolinija, who argued that LNG coolant technology was more suited to cold sea temperatures of 7-10 degrees such as in Norway. “Here in Croatia we face 27 degrees in summer and that’s a major issue,” he warned.Referencing another problem – the region’s shortage of LNG bunkering facilities – Attica Group CEO Spiros Paschalis said the company was collaborating on a dual-fuel ferry project while also working with a Greek distributor on the potential for more refuelling infrastructure.Panos Mitrou of Lloyd’s Register suggested that the ferry sector was the best candidate for alternative fuels. He highlighted two European Union-backed schemes to encourage a switch in the Eastern Mediterranean – the Poseidon Med II project to provide LNG bunkering facilities at five ports, and the Elemed project promoting cold ironing and electric propulsion.Supporters of electrification included Jan Helge Pile, Managing Director of Color Line’s marine & technical division. Pile said the Norwegian company’s 27,000gt diesel-electric ro-pax newbuild, due for delivery in 2019, was originally planned to be LNG-powered.  Later it became clear that competition for the best time slots on the single ferry berth at Sandefjord would favour the vessel with least emissions. “The vessel can operate for 60 minutes on batteries, meaning we will have unbeatable zero emissions in the agreed zone off the port,” he explained.  “In any case, two years ago it was all about LNG yet now we are already hearing more talk about hydrogen.”Jim Anderson, director of vessels at Scotland’s Caledonian Maritime Assets, which has a fleet that includes three small hybrid double-enders, confirmed that the company was actively working towards building a hydrogen-powered ferry. The project dated from 2010 and a Capex model had shown it was feasible.  However, because storing the fuel would occupy a large amount of vessel space, bunkering would be required every second day and that raised the problem of how to fit it into the timetable.Renewable electric energy was a viable game changer according to Soren Danig, VP business solutions at Plan B Energy Storage.“Air pollution from international shipping accounts for 50,000 deaths per year in Europe,” he asserted. “New energy storage technology allows charging in 15 minutes, decreasing system sizes, 40,000-hour life cycles and end of life cell swaps.”A ro-pax case study presented by MAN passenger ship sales head Sokrates Tolgos concluded that life-cycle costs were 14% higher using LNG and 31% higher for marine gasoil (MGO) compared with the HFO/scrubber option – a solution that meets regulatory requirements and is in line with industry forecasts that 80% of marine operations would be HFO fuelled in 2030.As for electrification, he argued: “You may have emissions-free ships but how do you produce the electricity? You’re just shifting the emissions somewhere else unless you can produce electricity in the quantities required without using fossil fuels.”Safety management and social media were also included in the agenda of the conference.last_img read more

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Vancouver police arrest Mountie for alleged indecent acts near allgirls school

first_imgVANCOUVER — An RCMP officer in Vancouver is accused of performing indecent acts while off duty near a private all-girls school in the city.Vancouver police say the man was arrested Tuesday and has since been released on several conditions.His name has not been released because police say charges have not yet been approved.The arrest follows a lengthy sexual misconduct investigation into alleged incidents near York House school on Vancouver’s west side.Dawn Roberts, an RCMP spokeswoman, confirms in a statement that the suspect is a Mountie.Roberts says the officer is suspended with pay and an internal code of conduct investigation has been launched. (CTV)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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The Latest Spains prime minister votes in general election

MADRID — The Latest on the Spanish national election (all times local):9:45 a.m.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says he wants Sunday’s highly contested general election to yield a parliamentary majority that can undertake social and political reforms in the country.Surrounded by cameras and accompanied by his wife, the 47-year old incumbent Socialist leader cast his ballot early on Sunday at a cultural centre in an affluent suburban neighbourhood of the Spanish capital.He was the first of the five top candidates to vote in the general election marked by the rise of a far-right party and the high number of undecided voters.All polls forecast that Sánchez’s Socialists will overtake the conservative Popular Party to garner the most votes, but Sánchez will be nowhere near a majority in the parliament’s Lower House.Up for grabs are the 350 members of the Congress of Deputies, who then choose a government, and also 208 senators for the Upper House.___9:05 a.m.A divided Spain is voting in its third general election in four years, with all eyes on whether the rise of conservative nationalism will allow the right wing to unseat the incumbent prime minister.Pedro Sánchez is set to win the most votes, but his Socialists seem far from scoring a majority in parliament to form a government on their own.The fragmentation of the political landscape is the result of austerity that followed the economic recession, disenchantment with bipartisan politics and the recent rise of far-right populism.Sánchez called Sunday’s ballot after a national budget proposal was rejected in the Lower Chamber by the centre-right-conservative opposition and Catalan separatists pressing for self-determination in their northeastern region.Voting stations opened at 9 a.m. (0700GMT) Sunday and will close at 8 p.m. (1800GMT), with results expected a few hours later.The Associated Press read more

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Lack of Black College Basketball Coaches a Troubling Trend

Nolan Richardson (left, Arkansas) and John Thompson (Georgetown) won national championshipsThe lack of Black men’s college basketball coaches is not just noticeably missing from the Final Four—they are missing all across the country. Once a powerful source of leadership in the NCAA, the presence of African-American men coaching African-American young men at major colleges is fading like the markings on the bottom of an old pair of sneakers.Since the end of the college basketball’s regular season, seven Black coaches have been fired—at George Mason, Penn, Holy Cross, Mississippi State, Alabama, DePaul and Nevada.Three hires have been made as replacements. . . none Black.St. John’s and Texas now have openings, too. Chris Mullin, the former St. John’s great, already reportedly is mulling that job. Nowhere are African-American coaches being listed, at least publicly, as candidates for these openings. Of about 330 Division I head-coaching jobs, Blacks coaches make up about 17 percent of those positions—the lowest percentage in 20 years. Meanwhile, African-Americans constitute about 60 percent of players.This is a problem, a shame on the sport.Gone are the strong, convicted voices of the past: coaches John Thompson (Georgetown), John Chaney (Temple), Nolan Richardson (Arkansas) and George Raveling (USC). Left are competent Black coaches who are less imposing and more restrained, virtual figureheads more concerned about keeping their jobs than adding more jobs for men who look like them.Kevin Ollie won the title with UConn last year.Long gone are Clarence (Big House) Gaines at Winston Salem and John McClendon, after years at HBCUs, who became the first Black coach at a Division 1 school when he went to Cleveland State in 1966. They inspired.To be fair, the few Black coaches today likely care that their Black contemporaries are outsiders looking in. But they have not been able to do anything about it—or tried much. The Black Coaches Association at one time brought a measure of influence—primarily because championship coaches Thompson and Richardson and smart and steadfast Chaney and Raveling were more Civil Rights movement than politically correct.Today, the BCA hardly exists. It’s long-time executive director, Floyd Keith, resigned the position in 2013. Since then, sadly, it has been dormant.Meanwhile, the business it should be tending to goes undone. Last year, Kevin Ollie coached UConn to the NCAA Tournament championship, an impressive feat in his second year as head coach. Ollie, who is Black, told the New York Times that African-American coaches lack the structure and leadership of two decades ago with Thompson, Richardson, et al.“They paved the way for me that I can have a job and do it successfully,” Ollie said. “But it’s definitely something we need to take a long look at, and hopefully we can get more African-Americans in these jobs, in these positions, that they can run a program.”Thompson, Richardson, Ollie and Tubby Smith are the only Black coaches to win the NCCA Tournament championship. Chaney, Hewitt, for two, took teams to the Final Four, Hewitt to the title game with Georgia Tech in 2004. So the barrier of a Black coach’s competence has long been shattered.Richard Lapchick of Central Florida University, who has researched diversity in sports for 50 years, suggested the NCAA adopt a version of the NFL’s Rooney rule, which requires teams to interview Black candidates before making a hire.Tubby Smith won the title at Kentucky in 1998“Anywhere that’s been put in place, it has made things better because it just opens the hiring process,” Lapchick said to ESPN. “You’re gonna get bogus interviews for sure, but more than likely the case is going to be even if you had no intentions of hiring that person, if they come in and they’re impressive, which happens consistently in the NFL, people in the organization … they’ll remember that person.”Good luck on the NCAA taking up such an edict. Meanwhile, colleges have taken on a modern day good ole boy network: search firms.To avoid the scrutiny of not hiring Black coaches, they pay search firms hundreds of thousands of dollars to execute the search for them. Problem is, the firms are just an extension of a network of white athletic directors who make up 80 percent of those jobs.Black coaches are not even a part of the firm’s clients, so they sit back and watch, helplessly, as whites who are clients of the firms continually get jobs.Used to be that Black parents wanted a Black coach as an authority figure to look after their son. You can bet Patrick Ewing chose Georgetown because Thompson was the coach. Raveling, Chaney and Richardson also landed top prospects because of their convictions and the trust that they would be fair and honest with their players and teach them about more than the game.That factor seems to be less of a recruiting value now. Parents are younger and farther away from the Civil Rights movement and are enthralled by the glamour of the big-name coaches and NBA chances, while giving the coach’s personal, political and social background less credence. Thompson—who walked off the court before a game to protest an N.C.A.A. rule that linked eligibility to standardized test scores, which he viewed as racist—Raveling, Chaney and Richardson were consistently vocal about injustice based on race, and that conviction resonated with parents.“I was a kid in the ’80s,” VCU coach Shaka Smart told Yahoo! Sports last year, “but I remember the notion that if you were a high-level player from a family that really valued a Black identity, going to play for John Thompson was the thing to do.”That does not seem to be the case much these days. And colleges, with no one holding them accountable for their lopsided hiring practices, are doing what they always have—selecting candidates that look like them.And so, as the Final Four commences in Indianapolis this week, Black coaches will be there looking for jobs more than to watch the action on the court. read more

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Barry Bonds Wasnt Half Bad Either

Ken Griffey Jr. has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving a vote on 99.32 percent of ballots — a record. Earlier, we examined how Griffey’s prime, once separated from his unfortunate latter years, compared with the primes of other all-time great players. Junior turned out to be Willie Mays, more or less. While we’re at it, and for no particular reason today, we figured we’d run the same numbers for Barry Lamar Bonds, destroyer of worlds.Don’t worry, we think it’s weird to see Chipper Jones and Albert Pujols as Bonds’s most comparable peak-season players, too. More than anything else, consider this a sign that Bonds breaks the system — no other player had a truly similar mix of skills in their best seasons, particularly considering the absurd proportion of Bonds’s top years that came when he was in his mid-to-late 30s. Unlike Griffey, whose career bifurcation was so stark that his career-long comps end up being players he didn’t much resemble, a look at Bonds’s full career finds a satisfying pair of comps at the top:Remember when we made a big deal about how closely Griffey matched Willie Mays’s statistical profile? Mays is also Bonds’s most similar career player — except that Bonds showed better patience, power and contact skills than Mays, while still coming close to matching the Say Hey Kid on the basepaths and in the field.Because Bonds’s statistical profile is an invitation for the absurd, we thought it might be instructive to compare his worst years (i.e., his aggregate rate statistics after giving more weight to his “worst” WAR seasons) against the best years of other players. Those “bad” Bonds seasons were most comparable to — and, in fact, surpass — the best seasons of two current or soon-to-be Hall of Famers.You may now return to whatever it is you were doing, which is likely not as fun as looking at Barry Bonds stats. read more

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Kongolo joins Heerenveen

first_imgHeerenveen have completed the signing of Rodney Kongolo from Manchester City, according to Sports Mole.The English Premier League Champions have confirmed that young midfielder has left the club to sign for Dutch side Heerenveen.Kongolo joined Manchester City from Feyernoord in 2014 failing to make a single first-team appearance in the first team before spending the 2017-18 on loan at Doncaster Rovers.The 20-year-old Dutch Under-20 midfielder will join the Eredivisie outfit for a fee believed to be about £750,000. However, Pep Guardiola’s side have an included an option to buy him back.Madrid delighted with Odegaard Martin Varga – November 9, 2017 According to Martin Odegaard, Real Madrid are delighted with his development as the teenager patiently waits for his chance The 18-year-old Norwegian moved to Madrid…Kongolo will be hoping to take the next step in his career after his four-year football education with Manchester City.Pep Guardiola’s men are preparing for a title defence as they seek to become the first club since Manchester United in 2009 to successfully defend the Premier League title.The Citizens won the title in grand style last season finishing with a 100 points in the league to set a new Premier League record.last_img read more

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Anchorage police investigating shooting of 3yearold

first_imgAnchorage police say they’re investigating the fatal shooting of a three-year-old.According to a release from the department, police received a call just after noon on Wednesday reporting the shooting at a home in southeast Anchorage. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.A police spokeswoman said detectives were conducting interviews and processing information.Police said they would release additional information as it became available.last_img

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CM YS Jagan to visit Jammalamadugu on 8 July

first_imgKadapa: The YSR Congress Party president and AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is going to launch new welfare scheme’s on the occasion of late CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s Jayanthi on 8 July. On the occasion of YSR Jayanthi, the farmer’s day, distribution of YSR pension scheme, state-level farmers conference will be held at Jammalamadugu of Kadapa district. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us On receiving the information from the Chief Minister’s office (CMO), the district Collector Harikiran, MLA’s have visited Jammalamadugu and examined the ongoing arrangements. After becoming the Chief Minister, YS Jagan is visiting Kadapa district for the first time. During the tour, he will be participating in the state level programs. With this, the district officials have made huge arrangements.last_img read more

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Honor 20 release date confirmed in a cryptic teaser What to expect

first_img Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills Honor is making a big splash next month with the launch of its revamped series following Honor 10’s success. Only days after OnePlus launches its OnePlus 7 series at an event on May 14, Honor has confirmed that it will be launching Honor 20 series, a premium flagship successor to the Honor 10 series, at an event in London on May 21.Huawei’s sub-brand didn’t straight away announce the launch date, instead decided to give fans a math trivia. The teaser image says Honor 20 series, followed by a hashtag #CaptureWonder against a backdrop of the iconic London Bridge in day and night conditions. At the bottom, it says London and the date simply has a bunch of 4s in a mathematical equation.For those who are good at maths, here’s the puzzle: 444+4x4x4+(4+4)/4+44/4. If you’ve solved it then you know the answer to that is 521, which essentially means the 21st day of the 5 month – meaning May 21. Honor 20 teaser confirms launch dateHonor TwitterHonor could have used any other number to get that answer, but it used the number 4 and only that. It sure means something and there two educated guesses.Firstly, it is possible the Honor 20 will sport four rear cameras, just like the Huawei P30 Pro. Honor often shares the camera tech with Huawei and expecting a quad-camera setup on the Honor 20 is not a shot in the dark. But there have been contradicting reports that suggested a triple camera setup on the Honor 20, which would make the latest guess incorrect.In that case, the number 4 is a hint to the four different models Honor might launch under the new series. There are rumours favouring Honor 20, Honor 20 Lite, Honor 20 Pro or Honor 20A/C/X. We just have to wait and watch what Honor is up to. Huawei P30 Pro camera featuresIBTimes India/Sami KhanIf the camera guess is right, Honor 20 could get four sensors on the back with a Periscope zoom lens for 5x optical zoom, a 48MP sensor, and incredible low-light photos – something that can be taken from the London Bridge shown in the day and night conditions.Previous rumours have suggested that the Honor 20 will pack the latest Kirin 980 chipset, new in-display fingerprint scanner, an AMOLED screen and gradient finish on the glass back. The pricing can be expected to be premium, but Honor will find a way to attract the masses with its disruptive strategy. We just have to wait and watch. Closelast_img read more

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E3 2017 8Bitdo Outdoes Itself Once Again With New Controllers and Speakers

first_img The Xbox One X Looks Nice, But Twice as Nice as the Xbox One?Super Mario Odyssey and Other E3 Nintendo Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda We’re big fans of 8bitdo’s amazing retro-style controllers. The company has been on a roll as of late with a wide range of wireless controllers. It should be no surprise to see 8bitdo show off some new peripherals at everyone’s favorite gaming convention: E3. These company’s latest offerings may be among their best work yet.The Super Nintendo controller is arguably one of the best (if not the best) controller ever made. As it is, there’s not much about the controller that needs improving. 8bitdo somehow found a way to perfect perfection with the SNES30 Pro. Billed as “the ultimate retro gaming controller,” the SNES30 Pro features: wireless Bluetooth, USB-C, rumble vibration, motion controls and player indicator LED’s. The chunky looking controller will be released this holiday.I enjoy playing Ultra Street Fighter II on Switch with the Pro controller. Despite how great (and essential) the Pro controller is, it still isn’t the absolute best way to play fighting games since it only has four face buttons. That’s where the NES30 Arcade Stick comes in. It features wireless Bluetooth, turbo functionality, and joystiq/d-pad modes. There are a lot of fighting games besides Ultra SFII on Switch, so the NES30 is a must for serious fighting fanatics. Like the SNES30 controller, expect the NES Arcade Stick to release in holiday 2017.The final product isn’t a controller at all. The TwinCube Stereo Speakers are meant to compliment the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s system has decent built-in speakers, but the TwinCube speakers will give games an extra kick when being played in portable mode. The speakers feature wireless Bluetooth, stereo speakers, and AUX input. They’re set to release in Q3 2017.At the moment, there is no pricing on any of these products. Given how much 8bitdo’s other accessories cost, expect all of these items to be reasonably priced. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Furniture Rental Market Is Ready To Grow Globally With Major Players

first_imgThe concept of furniture rental is primarily providing furniture to consumers on rent, instead of purchasing it. With the ongoing trends and evolution of design and styles, consumers no longer prefer permanent ownership of products, goods, and commodities. Owing to fewer maintenance expenses and lower price of the furniture, rental practice has proven to be beneficial for consumers.Surge in housing population across the globe is the key factor that boost the growth of the global furniture rental market. In addition, rise in number of employers incorporating furniture on rental basis in their corporate policies is a primary factor accountable for growth of this market. With the e-commerce sector witnessing significant growth due to increase in number of internet subscribers and rise in smartphone penetration, the process of renting furniture has become more convenient and economical for people. Several online channels are available, which offer numerous choices and hassle-free door-step delivery. These factors in turn drive the growth of the furniture rental market, encouraging consumers to buy products with convenience.Furthermore, rise in disposable income with reduced expenses of rented furniture is anticipated to accelerate the growth of furniture rental market. The soaring trend of rented apartments due to increase in number of working population expanding into urban regions with demands for aesthetically appealing furniture is expected to supplement the growth of the furniture rental market.For Purchase Enquiry Click Here: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5361Owing to globalization, large number of people relocate for shorter durations, thereby increasing the preference for rented furniture over permanent ownership. This trend has a positive effect on the rental furniture market globally. Renting furniture fundamentally saves consumers’ money, which acts as a crucial aspect in the growth of this market.However, lack of awareness regarding this market among the masses and managing complex bookings constrain the growth. In addition, maintaining furniture and delivering customer service can be challenging to the furniture rental market.Key Benefits For StakeholdersThis report provides a quantitative analysis of the current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the global furniture rental market size to identify the prevailing market opportunities.The key countries in all the major regions are mapped based on their market shares.Porter’s five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.A comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the furniture market is provided.An in-depth analysis of the global furniture rental market helps determine the prevailing market opportunities.The report includes details of the analysis of the regional and global markets, key players, market segments, application areas, and growth strategies.Furniture rental key market segments:By MaterialWoodPlasticMetalGlassOthersBy End UseCommercialResidentialBy Distribution channelE commerceBrick & MortarBy RegionNorth AmericaEuropeAsia-PacificLAMEAKey players includeFurlencoCityfurnishRentomojoBrook Furniture RentalCortLuxe Modern RentalsIn-leaseThe LoungeAthoorAsia Furniture RentalGet a Sample Copy of Furniture Rental Market: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-toc-and-sample/5361About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry. Furniture Rental Marketlast_img read more

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The Richardson Hotel Spa Perth WA

first_imgSource = The Richardson Hotel & Spa TripAdvisor have announced their Travellers Choice 2013 Awards lists for outstanding hotels around the world.The Richardson Hotel & Spa, Perth, has again been named in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia and is the only hotel in Western Australia to make the list.Based on reviews submitted by TripAdvisors millions of contributors from around the world, the annual Travellers Choice Awards are highly regarded and, unlike many awards, reflect the opinions of actual hotel guests. The Richardson’s Managing Director Joe Oxley said he was delighted with again being included in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels awards.  “This is a great honour for The Richardson, particularly for our staff.  Our guests have expressed their appreciation, which is recognition of the great work our staff do every day.” last_img read more

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GermanIsraeli singer Abi Ofarim dies at 80 in Mun

first_imgGerman-Israeli singer Abi Ofarim dies at 80 in Munich by The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2018 6:21 am PDT Last Updated May 4, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – German-Israeli singer Abi Ofarim, who had hits including “Cinderella Rockefella” in the ’60s with his wife in the musical duo Esther & Abi Ofarim, has died in Munich. He was 80.Germany’s dpa news agency reported Ofarim died Friday after a long illness.Born Abraham Reichstadt in what is today Israel, Ofarim started performing there with Esther Zaled in 1959, and the two married in 1961.After hits in Germany, their greatest success came with “Cinderella Rockefella,” which reached No. 1 in Britain in 1968 and led to appearances in London and New York.After the pair separated in 1970, Ofarim worked as a producer and manager but had little success with a solo career.In recent years he’d been working with a Munich organization to help seniors.last_img read more

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Then the shame brou

Then the shame brought me to anger: of course, No matter how many atrocities Modi and his Hindu group commit, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the visit of All Progressive Congress (APC) governors to Benue on Friday. John McCain, Obviously, The violence erupted four days after 55 people were killed in Kasuwan Magani, appeared via video link instead and Denise saidit was yet another example of the system protecting him at all costs and putting his comfort first.

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