…second consecutive century form Babar AzamSHOAIB Malik’s fireworks and a second career-best show in as many matches from Babar Azam helped Pakistan to a 59-run win over West Indies and an one-day international series victory.Babar had scored 120 – his maiden international 50-over ton – in the first match of the series, but went even better on Sunday once again in the familiar surrounds of the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, scoring 123 as Pakistan racked up an imposing 337-5.Despite the 21-year-old’s impressive efforts, the undoubted star of the innings was Malik, who smashed six sixes in an 84-ball 90 – including one which deposited Windies spinner Sulieman Benn out of the ground.In response, West Indies could only manage 278-7 from their innings, as three run-outs stifled their attempts to pull off the chase.Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat first, a decision quickly justified as he and Sharjeel Khan took opposite number Jason Holder’s second over for 22 runs.Ali and Khan fell in the space of three balls, but Babar and Malik were imperious in their wake.Having taken 11 overs to combine for 50 runs, the pair began to press the accelerator – Malik especially – and the 27th over was truly sensational as the veteran all-rounder obliterated Benn, his last of three maximums travelling 103 metres on its way onto the street, requiring retrieval from a brave fan.Malik fell short of a ninth ODI century when he played on, but Babar was not to be denied, reaching three figures with an easy single and celebrating the milestone with a maximum from his next ball.Sarfraz Ahmed grabbed 60 runs from 47 balls to take the hosts well beyond 300, a figure the Windies have never chased in 50-over cricket.A stabilising second-wicket partnership between Darren Bravo (61) and Kraigg Brathwaite(39) gave West Indies’ big-hitters a chance and Marlon Samuels’ 52-ball 57 may have frayed Pakistan nerves in frantic unions with Bravo and Denesh Ramdin (34).Wahab Riaz (2-48) bowled both Samuels and Ramdin to turn the tide firmly in Pakistan’s favour, with the powerful Kieron Pollard (22) and Carlos Brathwaite (14) unable to drag out something miraculous.(Omnisport.com) PAKISTAN InningsAz. Ali lbw b Holder 9Sh. Khan c Holder b Joseph 24B. Azam c C. Brathwaite b Joseph 123S. Malik c Da. Bravo b Narine 90S. Ahmed not out 60I. Wasim b Holder 11M. Rizwan not out 6Extras (lb-2 w-12) 14Total (for 5 wickets, 50 overs) 337Fall of wickets: 1-40 Az. Ali,2-40 Sh. Khan,3-209 S. Malik,4-282 B. Azam,5-320 I. WasimDid not bat: M. Nawaz, W. Riaz, M. Amir, H. AliBowling: J. Holder 8 – 1 – 51 – 2(w-1),A. Joseph 10 – 0 – 62 – 2(w-6),C. Brathwaite 8 – 0 – 60 – 0,S. Narine 8 – 0 – 39 – 1(w-1),S. Benn 8 – 0 – 61 – 0, K. Brathwaite 3 – 0 – 18 – 0,K. Pollard 5 – 0 – 44 – 0.WEST INDIES InningsJ. Charles c Wasim b Amir 2K. Brathwaite run out (Nawaz, S. Ahmed) 39Da. Bravo run out (H. Ali) 61M. Samuels b Riaz 57D. Ramdin b Riaz 34K. Pollard c Malik b Wasim 22C. Brathwaite run out (Riaz) 14J. Holder not out 31S. Narine not out 1Extras (lb-8 w-9) 17Total (for 7 wickets, 50 overs) 278Fall of wickets: 1-3 J. Charles,2-92 K. Brathwaite,3-127 Da. Bravo,4-194 M. Samuels,5-209 D. Ramdin,6-231 C. Brathwaite,7-273 K. PollardDid not bat: S. Benn, A. JosephBowling: I. Wasim 10 – 0 – 62 – 1,M. Amir 9 – 0 – 49 – 1(w-2),H. Ali 9 – 0 – 56 – 0(w-1)W. Riaz 10 – 0 – 48 – 2(w-3, S. Malik 5 – 2 – 16 – 0M. Nawaz 7 – 0 – 39 – 0(w-2)
The Latest: LPGA cancels Canadian Women’s Open due to virus New Zealand was awarded the titles for leading the standings when the coronavirus pandemic stopped the series after six of the 10 men’s rounds and four of the five women’s rounds.South Africa was second and Fiji third in the men’s series. Australia was second and Canada third in the women’s.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Associated Press June 30, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The LPGA Tour lost another tournament when the Canadian Women’s Open was canceled because of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements from the COVID-19 pandemic. The CP Women’s Open was scheduled for Sept. 3-6 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. The LPGA Tour and Golf Canada say it will return to Shaughnessy the last week in August next year.“I understand this was a tough decision for everyone involved, but given the restrictions faced, there was simply nothing else that could be done that would have enabled us to run the event in 2020,” LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan says.___The rest of the rugby sevens world series has been canceled and New Zealand declared winners of the men’s and women’s titles.The Hong Kong, Singapore, Langford, London and Paris legs were postponed but World Rugby canceled them after discussion with all of the host unions.
The Super Bowl is set to take place in February 2020 in Miami and this year’s halftime performance will be produced by JAY-Z, who the NFL has named a live music entertainment strategist. Jennifer Lopez is in talks with the NFL to headline Super Bowl 2020 to be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.Sources say that the deal is very close to being done and that Lopez is already thinking of ideas for the big half-time show.
The committee will review candidate applications in the coming months. Finalist candidates will be interviewed on campus in January 2013 and the Board of Trustees expects to choose a new president by the end of the February 2013. Theodore Marchese of AGB Search in Washington, D.C. has been chosen as the search firm assisting the University in identifying its next president. The firm will provide consulting services to the University’s Board of Trustees in order to attract a suitable applicant pool and provide overall guidance to the search process. Nominations for presidential candidates can be sent to the search firm at [email protected] The committee is comprised of nine trustees (five who are alumni), two faculty members, one academic department chair, two students (an undergraduate and a graduate) and two administrators. The members of the search committee include: Marcia Sue Clever, M.D.; Alfred Ferguson, Esq.; John Greco, Jr. ’74; Henry Mercer, III ’87; Charles Parton; Jeana Piscatelli ’01 ’02; Michael Plodwick ’82; Alfred Schiavetti, Jr.; Michelle Spicer Toto ’94; Nancy Mezey, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology/director of Institute for Global Understanding; Robert Scott, associate professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate, Jiacun Wang, associate professor/chair, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering; Christine Benol, assistant vice president of Enrollment Management/director of Enrollment Research & Technical Support; Michael Maiden, director of University Advancement Publications; Samantha Hopkins, undergraduate student; and Mychal Mills, graduate student. WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University today announced that it has begun its national search for a new president to succeed Paul G. Gaffney II who will be retiring on June 30, 2013 after a decade of dedicated leadership. Monmouth University Chair of the Board of Trustees Robert B. Sculthorpe ’63 assembled a 16-member search committee to oversee the selection process. The members were selected from a cross section of the University in order to gain input from as many different areas as possible.
The Nelson Leafs continue to struggle to put together 60 minutes of hockey.The Green and White held off a late charge to edge the Castlegar Rebels 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dale Howell scored twice while Jack Karran and David Lenzin added singles as the Leafs built a 4-0 lead after two periods.However, the roof, almost, fell in on the Leafs as Castlegar struck for three goals in six minutes of play to erase the four-goal margin.Castlegar out shot the Leafs 34-32, including a 14-11 margin in the third period.Logan Styler, with a pair of markers, and Jesse Reeds replied for a Rebels team that has lost four consecutive games. Devin Allen won for the second time in the Leafs net while Jason Mailhoit took the loss between the pipes for Castlegar.Nelson, which lost 5-2 Friday against Beaver Valley, keeps pace with the Nitehawks in Murdoch Division standings.Beaver Valley, after winning a pair of games during the weekend, leapfrogs past Grand Forks Border Bruins into top spot in the division.The Hawks 6-3-1-0-1 record is one point better than the Bruins.Grand Forks dropped its first game in five games, losing 4-3 in overtime to Fernie Ghostriders.Justin Peers scored his second of the game in double overtime period to lift the Riders past the Bruins.Grand Forks had tied the game with one second remaining on the power play. Logan Klatt beat Brandon Butler in the Fernie nets.Yoan Rodrigue and Connor Brennan also scored for the Bruins.Fernie out shot the Border Bruins 43-38 in the contest.BLUELINES: Leafs Dale Howell leads the team in scoring, one point in front of teammate Sawyer Hunt. Howell has seven goals and seven assists in 10 games. . . . Leafs continue to look for the right fit in goal as Josh Bolding got the start Friday in Fruitvale. . . .The Leafs staged its annual parent weekend. Player’s parents attended both games as well as an afternoon banquet Saturday at the Hume Hotel.
WOOLF AWARD TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED AT SANTA ANITA ON MARCH 13 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2016)–As America’s first Triple Crown Champion jockey in 37 years, Victor Espinoza helped Thoroughbred racing project a positive image far beyond the confines of the Thoroughbred industry throughout 2015, thus elevating the sport’s exposure and acceptance to a level perhaps not seen since the 1970s. Accordingly, Espinoza, a 43-year-old native of Mexico City, has been selected by a vote of jockeys nationwide as the winner of Santa Anita’s highly coveted 2016 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.“It’s quite an honor for any rider to be selected by his peers as the winner of such a prestigious award,” said Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Jockeys’ Guild. “And I would like to congratulate Victor on this great achievement.”In addition to numerous national television appearances through the 2015 Triple Crown and last fall’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Espinoza also remained tireless in his efforts on behalf of cancer-stricken youth, donating 10 percent of his winnings to support pediatric cancer research at City of Hope, in nearby Duarte.With the Bob Baffert-trained American Pharoah providing the horsepower, Espinoza gleefully proclaimed himself “The luckiest Mexican on earth,” on national television following their win in the Belmont Stakes June 6.In addition to winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, Espinoza and Santa Anita-based American Pharoah won last year’s Grade II Rebel Stakes, Grade I Arkansas Derby, Grade I Haskell Invitational and, in a performance for the ages, the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 6 ½ lengths on Oct. 31–all the while elevating the profile of jockeys nationwide and generating tremendous ratings on a consistent basis.Born on a dairy farm near Mexico City, Espinoza is the 11th of 12 children. A three-time ESPY Award winner, Espinoza has three career Kentucky Derby wins, three Preakness victories, three Breeders’ Cup wins and he’s taken 11 Southern California riding titles.First presented by Santa Anita in 1950, Espinoza is the 67th winner of the Woolf Award, which seeks to honor riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and Thoroughbred racing. The remaining four finalists for this year’s award, which can only be won once during a rider’s career, were Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Gerard Melancon and Joe Steiner.Espinoza will be presented with the 2016 Woolf Award trophy in a Winner’s Circle ceremony on Sunday, March 13.
QPR made life difficult for Arsenal during a disjointed first half at Loftus Road. But the home side were forced to make a defensive change shortly before the break when Clint Hill replaced Nedum Onuoha, who went off following a clash of heads with team-mate Steven Caulker.Charlie Austin saw two efforts saved by David Ospina, first when his long-range strike was pushed away and then when he fired straight at the Gunners keeper after being found by Bobby Zamora’s lay-off.At the other end, Rob Green denied Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman had been set up by Alexis Sanchez.Rangers, without the suspended Joey Barton, brought Sandro and Onouha back in after injury.With Rio Ferdinand struggling with an illness, Onuoha was deployed at centre-back and teenager Darnell Furlong kept his place at right-back.Furlong, who made his senior debut in the recent defeat at Hull, has done well so far.The 19-year-old served up a driven right-wing delivery that was nervously punched away by Ospina and a cross-field ball to Matt Phillips, whose cross also caused Ospina problems.As Arsenal continued to stutter, Austin was given time and space to gather another Zamora lay-off before sending a right-footed shot narrowly wide of the near post from just outside the penalty area. QPR: Green, Furlong, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Phillips, Sandro, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora, Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Isla, Kranjcar, Vargas, Zarate. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
South African safaris took home first prizeawards at the 2011 African Safari awards. (Images: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jackie Mwansa-Harris The Good Safari Guide +44 1865 989 280 RELATED ARTICLES • SA wins big at World Travel Awards • SA restaurant best in the world • Game park facelift to boost tourism • Cape Town ‘best city in the world’Nosimilo RamelaSouth African establishments took home three first prizes at the 2011 African Safari awards, which were held at Durban’s uShaka Marine World on 6 May 2011.Karkloof Spa was awarded Best Safari Spa in Africa, South African Airways (SAA) got the award for Best International Airline in Africa, and Ants Nest Riding Safaris received the award for Best Riding Safari Operator on the Continent.These first-class establishments were in competition with more than 315 nominees in 21 categories. The awards were judged by a panel of 14 safari experts from independent tour operators in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany and South Africa.“With over 3 000 safari lodges, camps and mobile safari operators in Africa, there is a need to differentiate between those that provide an average or bad safari experience, and the few who exceed expectations,” the judges said.“It is not a question of luxury, but of the safari experience from your arrival on a remote airstrip to the revelation of the wilderness and how it works by the professional safari guide,” they said.Superb offeringsKarkloof Spa, located in KwaZulu-Natal, has a lavish boutique lodge with 16 villas, a first-class spa and 3 500ha of land teeming with wildlife.No stranger to receiving awards, the spa has previously won a number of awards over the years. In 2010, it received The Good Safari Guide Gala Award for Best Safari Spa.The year 2009 was a big year for the establishment – it received numerous awards, including the Tatler Spa Award for the Most Exciting New Discovery, the SA Tourism Welcome Award for overall winner for Best Accommodation Provider, the Professional Beauty Award for The Best Hotel/Resort Spa, and the Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Award for Leading Wellness Retreat.The spa is recognised as the only property in South Africa to belong to Relais and Châteaux. It was officially inaugurated as a member at the 35th International Relais and Châteaux Congress held in Biarritz, France, in 2009.Relais and Châteaux is an exclusive group of 480 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries.SAA is South Africa’s flagship carrier and one of the oldest airlines in the world. Founded on 1 February 1934, the airline celebrated its 77th birthday this year.SAA is the most experienced carrier in Africa, offering over 20 destinations across the continent. Over the years, the airline has received various prestigious awards for service and innovation. These include Best Airline in Africa at The Skytrax World Airline Awards for the past 10 years, and Africa’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards for the past five years.Ant’s Nest is located on a private game reserve in the Waterberg in Limpopo province in South Africa, and offers an adventurous African safari experience. The Waterberg has a wider variety of unique plants and animals than anywhere else in Africa.There are over 40 types of African animals that visitors can see at this Safari, including giraffe, white rhino, sable antelope, buffalo, nyala, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, Livingstone eland, blue wildebeest (gnu), red hartebeest, zebra, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbok, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, blesbok, baboon, bushpig, klipspringers, leopard, jackal, brown hyena, caracal, civet and genet – to name a few.With nominations from over 1 000 luxury travel professionals, and hundreds of travel magazine readers across Africa, these award-winning safaris have proven to be the best in their respective categories.
rStat.us is an OStatus-based microblogging service built by Steve Klabnik and others using Ruby, Sinatra and MongoDB. Because it uses OStatus, it’s compatible with Identi.ca and StatusNet microblogs. In order to follow someone from Identi.ca, just paste the ATOM feed from their profile into rStat.us. Theoretically this should work both ways, but I was unable to subscribe to my own rStat.us account from Identi.ca account.Klabnik and some friends started it after Twitter changed its terms of service and began discouraging developers to start new Twitter clients.Writing at The Changelog, Klabnik explained the origin of the project.If you didn’t hear, a week ago Friday Twitter changed their terms of service. This got a lot of people upset, including me. My friends and I started thinking about it, and the real problem is this: any software that’s owned by one entity, corporate or not, is open to the possibility of being abused.So we decided to fix it. Ten days later, here we are: http://rstat.us/ is born. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#saas Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market rStat.us is an extremely simple microblog. You can post a status, read replies, follow people and read their updates. That’s about it. “We pride ourselves on saying ‘no’ to lots of features,” the site says.The code is available on Github, so you can start your own rStat.us server if you want to.This project is very similar to StatusNet, the microblogging engine that powers Identi.ca. But rStat.us is written in Ruby instead of PHP, which might attract more developers.It’s one of many projects addressing the problem of centralization and data portability on the Web. Others include Diaspora, Couchappspora, Apache CouchDB and Unhosted. For more information on this movement, check out our interviews with some of the developers of these projects:Interview with J. Chris Anderson of the CouchDB sponsor company Couchbase.Interview with Michiel de Jong of Unhosted.Interview with Max Ogden of Couchappspora.Klabnik also maintains the cross-platform Ruby GUI toolkit Shoes and HacketyHack, the interactive Ruby tutorial we covered here. Both of these projects were created by why the lucky stiff. klint finley
With the rapid advancement of motion picture technology, many of us have placed an emphasis on camera specs over art. Is that mindset a mistake?While writing various articles on cameras recently, it dawned on me that I had become a little too obsessed with camera specs. Instead of looking at how the camera performs under real production conditions and the imagery it creates, I was looking first and only at the specs from the manufacturer.While specs are an important factor that can help you achieve what you want for your production, they really shouldn’t be the reason why we make a purchase. They also really shouldn’t be the overriding factor as to why we choose one specific camera over another.So what should we be looking at? Well that’s a pretty easy answer. But first let’s look at why we like to make purchases based on specs and then why we should be focused on something other than specs.Spec Obsession DisorderDavid Pogue from the New York Times wrote about this disorder in his blog post back in 2012, and while he was specifically speaking about smartphones, this logic holds true for any advancing technology. I also think this logic is even more true today than it was three years ago when he wrote the piece.We’ve been wired through marketing and advertising to search and look for these specs. Yet for cameras, the specs alone don’t make the image. You need the quality lenses to funnel and capture those images. Still, we tend to place camera specs over the lens more often than not. This has a lot to do with being conditioned to look and make decisions based on specifications.It’s All About the Final ImageIn the end it’s all about the image. We should instead focus all of our attention on the end product or the final untouched image that comes from the camera. Remember that what your doing, in the end, is an art. So, while some specs are needed for specific reasons, we shouldn’t completely dwell on them to the point that we lose our focus on the end product.Many different cameras with vastly different specs can work seamlessly together. For a great example of how well a multi-camera, multi-spec setup can work together, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut has a video that runs through the numerous cameras he used in each shot of the Need for Speed trailer.Video Courtesy of Shane Hurlburt, ASC What about you? Are you obsessed with camera specs? When did it start? Is it time to seek help for your affliction? Let’s talk it out in the comments below.