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Sammy inspires lower order rally as Windies win

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy’s aggressive, unbeaten half-century led a determined lower-order rally as West Indies beat Australia by three wickets with a ball to spare in their final official warm-up game of the Twenty20 World Cup here yesterday.Rocked by seamer Josh Hazlewood’s hat-trick in the fourth over to be tottering on 49 for five in the ninth over, West Indies recovered brilliantly to reach their target of 162 at Eden Gardens, thanks to exactly 50 off 28 balls from Sammy.All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite smashed 33 from just 14 deliveries, while Andre Russell blasted 29 from 15 balls, as West Indies scored over 10 runs per over in the final half of the innings as they gathered 106 runs from the last 59 balls.The revival started with a 23-run, sixth-wicket stand between Sammy and Russell and continued with an exhilarating 53-run, seventh-wicket stand off 23 balls between Sammy and Brathwaite.Sammy belted six fours and a six, while Russell counted a four and three sixes.But it was Brathwaite’s cameo which included three fours and two sixes that gave West Indies much needed impetus.He and Sammy combined to plunder 17 runs from the 15th over sent by pacer Mitchell Marsh, and they followed up by taking another 17 runs from the next over from seamer Andrew Tye (2-35).When Brathwaite perished in the same Tye over, Sammy and Ashley Nurse, who finished on 12 not out, then posted a vital 37 in an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership to see West Indies home safely.Hazlewood’s hat-trick had earlier handed Australia the advantage. He claimed Jason Holder promoted to opener for six with the second ball of his second over and then bowled Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo without scoring off successive deliveries.Opener Johnson Charles (14) and Denesh Ramdin (11) also fell cheaply to leave West Indies in deep trouble.Opting to bat first earlier, Australia started strongly but were pegged back by medium-pacer Bravo and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, to finish on 161 for nine off their 20 overs.Bravo claimed four for 21 and Benn, three for 37, as the Aussies declined from 106 for one in the 12th over to lose eight wickets for 55 runs.Opener Shane Watson top-scored with 60 from 39 balls, striking four fours and four sixes. He put on 76 for the first wicket with Aaron Finch, who scored 33 from 24 balls and a further 30 for the second wicket with captain Steve Smith, whose 36 required 29 balls.Brathwaite was brilliant in his three overs of seam, taking three for 16.West Indies will now turn their attention to their opening group game of the T20 World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai where they take on England on Wednesday.last_img read more


February 10, 2020 0

DeGale to defend title against Farias

first_imgPablo Farias of Argentina has been named as James DeGale’s opponent for his fight at Glow, Bluewater, on Saturday 23 March.DeGale will defend his WBC Silver belt at the Kent venue, where he beat Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi last year.It will be the Harlesden super-middleweight’s first outing since a points victory over rugged Colombian Fulgencio Zuniga in December.DeGale, who recently opted to give up the European title and was previously British champion, is hoping to fight for a world title later this year.Farias, 25, has been beaten only twice in his 26 professional fights.One of those defeats was by disqualification and the came against world champion Arthur Abraham.See also:DeGale opts to give up European titleDeGale set for March title defence’This will be my year’ declares DeGale ahead of Farias fightYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Video: On the red carpet at 2010 Draw

first_imgA star-studded line-up of international sport celebrities and performing artists featured at the 2010 Fifa World Cup Final Draw show on Friday 4 December. Zoopy TV catches up with some of the VIPs as South Africa rolls out the red carpet for the world.Click arrow to play video.last_img


December 18, 2019 0

Gallery: The magic of Mpumalanga

first_imgLying in the east of South Africa, Mpumalanga is known for its stunning natural beauty, great mountain peaks and deep valleys, and game reserves stocked with Africa’s Big Five – elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.A female lion shows her teeth at the upmarket Nkomazi Game Reserve, a 150 000-hectare game farm on the banks of the Komati River. (Ryan Kilpatrick, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr)Compiled by Mary AlexanderIt’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”. To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.Mpumalanga means “the place where the sun rises” in Nguni languages. It’s a landlocked province far from the sea, but ribbed with some of South Africa’s great rivers, such as the Sabie, Blyde and Olifants. Over millions of years these have carved out a dramatic landscape that includes the world’s largest green canyon. The lush subtropical Blyde River Canyon runs for 25 kilometres and plunges to depths of over a kilometre.It’s the place to spot wildlife, get the adrenaline going on treetop tours and white water rapids, and explore the past in quaint old mining towns such as Pilgrim’s Rest.The Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is one of the great natural wonders of Africa. It is the third-largest canyon on earth, after the Grand Canyon in the US and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. But its subtropical vegetation, teeming with abundant birdlife and wildlife, makes it the largest green canyon on the planet. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A Ndebele woman in traditional dress stands in a homestead decorated with the vibrant geometric designs of the Ndebele people, in a cultural village tourism development in Mpumalanga. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Formed by thousands of years of turbulent water flowing into the confluence of the Treur and Blyde rivers, Bourke’s Luck Potholes are gorgeous sandstone formations – also known as “giant’s kettles” – that seem more art than nature. (Image: Rudi von Staden, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr)God’s Window, one of the most spectacular viewpoints on earth, where the escarpment of the Mpumalanga highveld meets the lowveld. (Image: Aquila, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr)A herd of white rhino crowd the road in the southern Kruger National Park. South Africa’s flagship reserve runs across two of the country’s provinces: Mpumlanaga in the south and Limpopo in the north. (Image: Michael Janse, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr)The sun rises over the bushveld in the Kruger National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Craftwork jewellery for sale at a Ndebele cultural village – a showcase of Ndebele culture for tourists – in Mpumalanga. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Tubing on the Blyde River. Adventure tourism is one of Mpumalanga’s most popular attractions. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A bull elephant near Satara rest camp in the Kruger National Park. (Image: Eric Gropp, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The old post office in Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic mining village established during the gold rush of the 1800s. Today the entire village is a national monument, and a major tourist attraction alone Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Mbombela Stadium outside Nelspruit – Mpumalanga’s capital city – was built to host games for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Its support struts were designed to evoke giraffes silhouetted against the sky. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)On the road to the Kruger National Park, the sun breaks through the clouds to illuminate a dramatic Mpumalanga bushveld landscape. (Image: André van Rooyen, CC BY-NC-SA, via Flickr)Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport outside Nelspruit allows global travellers to fly directly to the Kruger National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A leopard climbs a tree to escape an angry herd of buffalo, in the Kruger National Park. Wildlife Tourists can spot The Big Five species in the park, including leopard, buffalo, elephant, lion and rhino. (Image: Chris Eason, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The 70-metre Lone Creek Falls are another breathtaking natural attraction on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. Set in pristine indigenous forest, the falls have been declared a national monument. (Image: Pedro Alberquerque, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A woman sells crafts to tourists in the town of Graskop, a stop-off point on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route near God’s Window and the Pinnacle Rock. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A view above the clouds at God’s Window. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)last_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Brightcove Brings Condé Nast Digital to Boxee

first_imgThis Labor Day Boxee users will celebrate an increase in their mainstream web video content. Boxee just announced a partnership with video platform company Brightcove. The deal will potentially usher major players like CBS, Sony Music and Discovery onto Boxee’s web television entertainment platform. The first publishers to take advantage of the new arrangement include Condé Nast Digital (publishers of Wired and Epicurious) and children’s programming site Qubo. Said Boxee CEO Avner Ronen, “Boxee’s partnership with Brightcove represents an important step as we bring well-known, established content owners onto our platform. The Brightcove platform also gives us a go-to provider for our content partners who are looking for robust content delivery options.” Related Posts Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… With today’s Brightcove partnership, Boxee can point major networks towards a solution that allows them to increase control over their web video content and advertising. Brightcove offers customers the option to automatically serve video ads or they can choose to utilize a turnkey solution for customized ad placement. Meanwhile Boxee offers content owners a chance to move web video to television audiences. If Brightcove clients like Fox, Showtime Networks and A&E Entertainment welcome Boxee integration, other providers can’t help but take notice. This is important given Boxee’s battle for Hulu integration. While Boxee users have always loved the Hulu app, Hulu’s content partners requested removal from the Boxee community in early February. Boxee was forced to respond with a workaround solution. The new deal further legitimizes Boxee as a distributor of mainstream content. For a complete list of Brightcove customers and potential Boxee content providers, visit the Brightcove customers page. dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Internet of Things (IoT) to Become More Deeply Embedded in 2019

first_imgAnurag Mehta has enhanced his career as a Digital Marketing Expert at Rigel Networks which is an IT Service Provider company with multiple presences across the globe. He has an excellent marketing skill and a strategic mind. Anurag Mehta plays a pivotal role in supporting expansion and growth of the company’s services and products. This year the Internet of Things (IoT) solution will profoundly get secured in our everyday lives at home as well as work. The term IoT itself used less frequently due to it’s moving out of the hype phase and quickly becoming an essential part of our life. The invention of this technology will change our style of living and work as it can get connected with any devices that we own. The Internet of Things (IoT) will become deeply embedded in 2019.For instance, IoT connects now, and will continue to connect all watches, cars, doors, and more can go online and communicate with each other. When it comes to organizations, tools and machinery are more intelligent and connected, generating data that drives efficiency, enabling new paradigms such as predictive maintenance to become a reality, rather than a pipe-dream.According to the market research analyst, there will be 26 billion connected devices across the globe by the end of 2019. Let us have a look at the prognostications as to how likely it will play out over the next coming months. As we frequently become used to the fact that the internet is not just something we connect to computers and smartphones, it is virtually anything that we can imagine.Devices become more modulated.The world has gone much advanced when it comes to technology. From smartphones to smart home devices like Alexa hub, or Siri, we are getting used to using the voices to control these devices. However, 2019 will be the year that the rest of our possessions find their voice. Practically speaking, every car manufacturer is working towards virtual assistants for conveniently operating vehicles while behind the wheel and assisting driver’s safety. Moreover, voice control will increasingly become an option for industrial and enterprise technology.In many ways, voice control makes sense as it is easy to operate requiring no manual input — and our eyes need not be open to watch for jeopardies. It also represents further removal of the communication restrictions between individuals and devices. Before user interfaces, graphical environments, and dashboards commenced came into existence, and we entirely relied on programming them with computer code — lessening the obstacles to entry. However, voice recognition and generation is the next logical step towards the making of technology that anyone can use to work more efficiently or enhance their lives.IoT development and deployment will frequently drive by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT are almost allied areas of technology. As the technology internet of things generates an enormous amount of data, it proves to be useful and compelling to every organization as well as in human’s life. For instance, an industrial network having several devices talking to each other analyses mounds of data created is beyond the powers of humans.The primary task of AI within the Internet of Things environment is that the training machine learning algorithms to detect outliers in the data. This detection will indicate opportunities for efficiency or provide early warning of an imminent problem. Moreover, the networks of IoT grows in size and complexity, making them more self-reliant on new developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Further, through automated threat detection systems, AI plays a vital role in keeping IoT systems secure.Industries implementing IoT Deployments in 2019.The technology – Internet of Things not only plays a vital role in human life but also offers considerable benefits to businesses. For instance,  emitting information about products on display from mannequins that communicates with customers’ smartphones in retail environments.According to the research study by Forrester, in 2019, businesses will lead the surge in IoT adoption with 85% of organizations implementing or planning IoT deployments this year.Manufacturing industries proves to be a clear leader when it comes to the Internet of Things deployment. Looking into the research study, businesses throughout 2019 will flourish the value in connected machinery capable of communicating every detail of its operating parameters and efficiency to other smart, connected devices. Whether or not these solutions are useful, it will start to trickle down to smaller organized bodies, who are confident that their investments will pay off. Edge Computing.Algorithms that bounded at the ‘edges’ of a network refers to edge computing customarily at the point where the system touches the real world, like inside sensors and cameras. Given the fact, a considerable amount of data collected by these devices will be counterproductiveA good illustration 0f edge computing is the security camera. It transfers terabytes of video data to the cloud or a central server. However, the only data of any interest will be the few megabytes showing arousing suspicion or illicit activities.With devices being capable of carrying out their computation and not just dumbing down the information on to the processed in the cloud, networks then become less clogged with traffic. As a result, there is more computing power available for critical tasks. 5G Networks.The technology internet of things is reliant on speed and availability of data services. 2019 will see the switching-on of first consumer-ready 5G networks, that could operate to 20 times faster than current systems of mobile data. Talking about smart connected technology, some locations are effectively obscure in this period. Moreover, the scope of IoT projects can broaden dramatically with faster and stable mobile networks connected to homes and offices. Ideas such as the smart city, where civic amenities are networked, and data are analyzed to create cleaner, more efficient urban living environments become more viable. The technology used by self-driving, autonomous cars, and public transport vehicles will also greatly benefit from the increased bandwidth available. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Anurag MehtaSr. Digital Marketing Expert Related Posts center_img Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutionslast_img read more


December 15, 2019 0

Paper highlights the dismal state of dry forests in tropical regions in

first_img When most people think of forests in the tropics it is generally the rainy kind that come to mind—the might Amazon, for example, is known to people both in and outside of the scientific community. But, mostly ignored or forgotten, the researchers contend, are dry forests that exist in some of the same areas—dry forests that are disappearing at an alarming rate.The researchers note that neotropical dry forests harbor plant species that exist nowhere else on Earth—recent work by members of the team has found large variations in plant species between dry forests which suggests each has a unique intrinsic value. They also conducted an analysis with a database the holds information on 4,660 species of woody plants in the dry forests and identified 12 major plant communities within the region. And alarmingly, they point out that only 10 percent of the forests present prior to humans arriving on the scene still remain today.Humans going back to the Incas have been razing dry forests to gain access to the lush soil that offers prime agricultural opportunities. The researches point out that remaining forests exist in small pockets in many locations in North, South and Middle America and also on many Caribbean Islands. But their presence continues to shrink as very little of the land is protected. The researchers note that unlike the rain forests, very few people are aware of the damage that is being wrought and the loss that will occur if something is not done to prevent the disappearance of such forests altogether.The team is hoping their paper will raise awareness of the plight of the dry forest in the Americas in the scientific community perhaps nudging more researchers to get involved in studying the forests and ways to protect them. They have also commissioned a short animated film that can be shown to non-scientists across the region to heighten awareness of the problem and to garner support for more conservation efforts. (Phys.org)—A very large team of researchers from South America, Europe and the U.S. has published a paper in the journal Science highlighting plant diversity in neotropical dry forests in the Americas and arguing for more protection of such natural areas. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2016 Phys.org Journal information: Science Logged rainforests can be an ‘ark’ for mammals, extensive study showscenter_img Explore further More information: K. Banda-R et al. Plant diversity patterns in neotropical dry forests and their conservation implications, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf5080AbstractSeasonally dry tropical forests are distributed across Latin America and the Caribbean and are highly threatened, with less than 10% of their original extent remaining in many countries. Using 835 inventories covering 4660 species of woody plants, we show marked floristic turnover among inventories and regions, which may be higher than in other neotropical biomes, such as savanna. Such high floristic turnover indicates that numerous conservation areas across many countries will be needed to protect the full diversity of tropical dry forests. Our results provide a scientific framework within which national decision-makers can contextualize the floristic significance of their dry forest at a regional and continental scale. Citation: Paper highlights the dismal state of dry forests in tropical regions in the Americas (2016, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-09-paper-highlights-dismal-state-forests.html Tropical forest in Martinique near the city of Fond St-Denis. Credit: Wikipedialast_img read more


August 31, 2019 0