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Windies in India for two-Test series

first_imgVADODARA, India, (CMC): The West Indies team has arrived safely in India for their two-Test series, which is scheduled to start on October 4. The Jason Holder-led contingent arrived here yesterday to a warm reception at the hotel after walking out of the bus amid drum rolls and witnessing traditional Indian music and dance. The two teams will also play five One-Day Internationals and three T20 matches. The Windies will commence the series with a two-day warm-up fixture against a Board President XI at the Gujarat State Fertiliser Corporation Ground in Vadodara on Saturday. Before their arrival in India, the West Indies had been forced to deal with several issues, including the resignation of former head coach Stuart Law and the departure of leading fast bowler Kemar Roach. Cricket West Indies announced on Monday that the 49-year-old Law would leave his post at the end of the year, following nearly two years at the helm, Law, who took up the post last year February, will now join English county Middlesex in the New Year as their new head coach on a four-year deal. Meanwhile, Roach was forced to return home following the death of his grandmother. A Cricket West Indies statement said Roach would not be replaced but would rejoin the squad in India following the funeral. He is the Windies’ most successful seamer, having played 48 Tests and taken 163 wickets. He is one of five pacers in the touring party along with Gabriel, captain Jason Holder, and the uncapped pair of Sherman Lewis and Keemo Paul.last_img read more

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Ronaldo angry at coach Sarri after another substitution

first_imgIt was the 55th minute of Juventus’ match against AC Milan and Ronaldo had just been substituted for the second straight match after another disappointing performance.His replacement, Paulo Dybala, went on to score the only goal, helping Juventus to a 1-0 victory on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Italian media reported that Ronaldo wasn’t around to congratulate Dybala or his teammates, having left the stadium shortly before the final whistle.“I don’t know,” Sarri said when asked if that was true. “If it’s true what you say then it’s a problem for him to sort out with his own teammates.” Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala during the Italian Serie A soccer match Juventus FC vs AC Milan at Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field and glared at Maurizio Sarri, muttering something undiscernible.He then stormed down the tunnel.ADVERTISEMENT Sarri, who took over as coach at Juventus this season, insisted he was more than fine with Ronaldo’s reaction toward him. In fact, he was glad about it.“If he gets angry at being substituted after all he has won, I’m very happy about that because it means he still has his head fully in the game and he wants to help the team at all costs,” Sarri said. “I like it when a player reacts a bit when he gets taken off. I would be much more worried if it was the opposite.”Sarri said Ronaldo has been bothered by a knee injury for nearly a month and is playing through the pain.However, former Juventus coach Fabio Capello said the 34-year-old Ronaldo is not the same extraordinary player.“I didn’t like it (his reaction), it wasn’t nice,” Capello said. “He should be a champion also when he comes off the field.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption “The truth is Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t dribbled past an opponent in three years. When he played in Spain he always went past players and left them there … at the moment he can’t do the kind of moves that Dybala can.”Ronaldo finished last season — his first in Italy — as Juve’s top scorer with 28 goals in all competitions. He has six so far this season, two fewer than he had after the same number of matches last year.Ronaldo’s next matches will likely be for Portugal in European Championship qualifying matches against Lithuania and Luxembourg.ASTORI REMEMBEREDCagliari’s match against Fiorentina was emotional for both teams and, especially, for Giovanni Simeone.Play was interrupted in the 13th minute to remember former Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who was found dead in his hotel room in March 2018 at the age of 31. The defender used to wear the No. 13 shirt and spent most of his career at Cagliari and Fiorentina.Both sets of teams and fans stood to applaud.Simeone, who joined Cagliari from Fiorentina in the offseason, was in tears as he pointed to the sky and saluted after scoring his team’s third goal in a 5-2 victory.“I will always carry this day with me in my heart,” Simeone said.Cagliari defender Fabio Pisacane also dedicated his goal to Astori. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw “I knew him since our youth team days. He was a guy who was loved by everyone, that was shown by the wave of emotion after his death,” Pisacane said. “I scored in the 26th minute which is 13 plus 13, his number.”Cagliari moved into the Champions League slots with the win. The Sardinian club has finished in the bottom half of the standings in each of the three seasons since it was promoted in 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PH shooting team hopes to sustain strong showing in SEA Games DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

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MPI introduces modern data collection technology

first_imgIn an effort to improve its efficiency, the Public Infrastructure Ministry has introduced a new computerised system to quickly and accurately collect pavement and asset data.The Ministry recently acquired this system in a bid to improve its data collection capabilities. The new system, ROMDAS (Road Measurement Data Acquisition System) is the most up-to-date technology used to collect data on roadways, and its introduction to Guyana will see significant improvements in the micro-planning of road projects.This is according to the Ministry’s Chief Transport Planning Officer, PatrickThe ROMDAS data collection technology outfitted on a Public Infrastructure Ministry vehicleThompson, who said that the system has “tremendous potential” to improve the planning and decision-making of road maintenance and rehabilitation works.He explained that the decision to introduce the system at the Ministry came in light of issues encountered over the years with the sustainability of data collection procedures. He said, following the identification of this problem, the decision was made to look into available technologies and decide which would be best suited for Guyana’s needs.The ROMDAS technology is used in approximately 60 countries around the world, with four countries in Latin America currently utilising this New Zealand developed technology.“One of our fundamental problems in the Ministry is the absence of accessible data. The absence of reliable data often results in poor planning and decision-making; data is essentially the reality of the situation in numbers,” Thompson explained. He continued, “Too many times we have found ourselves estimating or guessing in the absence of reliable data; now, we can make firm, irrefutable future decisions in the road sector if this technology is optimally utilised.”He noted that the system utilises a number of laser sensors, a bumper integrator, Global Positioning System and a right-of-way camera to carry out automatic crack and defect measurements, pavement roughness measurements, mobile mapping of the road corridor and travel time and congestion surveys.Among other things, the Ministry hopes to use the ROMDAS equipment to create a geo-referenced database of Guyana’s primary and secondary road network within the next 12 months.The technology’s video logging feature will improve the Ministry’s asset management capabilities and allow for more effective road safety interventions in the future.In a bid to maximise the technology’s use, 12 persons from the Ministry and one final-year student from the University of Guyana undertook a 10-day training conducted by Krishna Jammalamadaka, Director of Research and Development of ROMDAS, New Zealand. The training included both the theoretical, practical and safety instructions required to optimise the use of the technology.last_img read more

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WOW! NOW YOUNG DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER WINS WORLDWIDE AWARD

first_imgTHIS is the stunning picture which has landed a young Co Donegal photographer a global award.Paul Doherty, 23, from Kilmacrennan was named Irish wedding photographer of the year just a few weeks ago.Now the talented snapper has proved that he’s not just great at capturing precious family moments.He knows a thing or two about superb pictures when he’s out and about – and even when that’s a glacier in the Arctic! This image was taken deep inside an ice cave underneath a Glacier. As the Glacier moves it collects dirt and grit but in places where it doesn’t collect this it allows the light to travel through the turquoise Ice creating amazing colours and shapes.The picture was named best picture today at the worldwide photography site  www.earthshots.org.And now Paul’s picture has been liked on Facebook in dozens of countries around the world!Paul told donegaldaily.com: “I was obviously delighted to have won the Best Photographer award for weddings in Ireland. “But to win such a prestigious worldwide award like this is incredible.”He added: “It was taken on the 22nd of February this year in Skaftafell, Iceland. It was taken deep inside a Glacier, I had to crawl to get in there but it was worth it.” WOW! NOW YOUNG DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER WINS WORLDWIDE AWARD was last modified: April 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:kilmacrennanpaul dohertyWOW! NOW YOUNG DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER WINS WORLDWIDE AWARDlast_img read more

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CHILLY AROUND THE SWILLY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY CHARITY SWIMMERS

first_imgWE hope the electric was on when they got home!Dozens of hardy souls have taken to the  freezing waters of Lough Swilly in Inishowen for the annual Christmas Day morning swim at Lisfannon. CHILLY AROUND THE SWILLY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY CHARITY SWIMMERS was last modified: December 25th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Daylisfannon swimlast_img read more

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Man United players rated after rescuing point against Burnley at Old Trafford

first_img 13 13 Juan Mata: 7 Jesse Lingard came off the bench to spare Man United a Boxing Day defeat at the hands of Burnley, scoring twice to rescue a 2-2 draw for Jose Mourinho’s side.Jose Mourinho’s side were 2-0 at half-time at Old Trafford and the draw means Pep Guardiola’s Man City team can move 16 points ahead at the top of the Premier League if they beat Newcastle on Wednesday, with champions Chelsea now level on points with second-placed United.Here is how the players rated in the game. 13 13 David De Gea: 6 13 13 Henrik Mkhitaryan (on for Rojo): 6 Marcus Rashford: 6 13 Ashley Young: 7 Marcos Rojo: 6 13 13 Romelu Lukaku: 5 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 5 13 13 13 Luke Shaw: 6 13 Paul Pogba: 7 Jesse Lingard (on for Ibrahimovic): 8 Phil Jones: 6 Nemanja Matic: 7 last_img read more

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European giants ‘keeping tabs’ on Manchester United youngster

first_img Dean Henderson is playing a key role in Sheffield United’s promotion push He has played every minute of the Blades’ league campaign, which sees them just three points off the automatic promotion places. Only Middlesbrough and Bristol City have a better defensive record than Chris Wilder’s side.Henderson spent last season on loan at Shrewsbury, who missed out on promotion to the Championship after losing the League One play-off final to Rotherham.The young stopper was named in the League One Team of the Year and signed a new two-year deal with United last summer. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED huge blow MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ESPN say Bayern Munich and Juventus are monitoring Henderson’s progress.The England Under-21 international is behind David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant in the pecking order at Old Trafford, but is highly-rated by academy staff.Henderson is the latest Englishman to be targeted by Bayern Munich, who had a £35million bid rejected by Chelsea for 18-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi last month.center_img 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Bayern Munich and Juventus are keeping tabs on Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, reports claim.The 21-year-old is starring in a loan spell for Sheffield United in the Championship. REPLY no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

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Strachan: Scotland players will not be fazed by surface

first_img“Some players have played on surfaces like this and some have never played on it.“We’ll be working on a surface similar tomorrow morning and afternoon and I don’t think it’s going to be too big a problem because we know what it’s all about.”The manager did concede he did have one concern, insisting the preparation would have to be identical to the match itself, having seen a change that affected his team during his time as Celtic boss.“We’re going to ask to make sure that the training conditions are exactly the same as we’re going to play on,” he said. “I went with Celtic once to Dynamo Moscow and we trained the night before on a dry surface. “It was a dry surface even in the warm-up to the game and as soon as we went into the final preparations it got covered with water by fire engines, you name it.”He added: “We were sliding about for the first 20 minutes so we want to make sure the conditions this time will be the same as the playing conditions.“That’s the only stipulation. The rest, we’re more than happy to get on and play.” Gordon Strachan and his Scotland players have no concerns about playing their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on an artificial surface.The crucial match in Vilnius will be played at the LFF stadium on artificial turf and that prompted Scotland midfielder Scott Brown to criticise the trend for replacing grass pitches.Strachan downplayed the impact, saying the players will be well prepared and familiarise themselves with the surface ahead of Friday’s match.“We’ve known for a long, long time that we’re going to play on a surface that we’re not used to,” the national team boss said. last_img read more

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Deputies Never Stop; Arrests Continue for Scott County Sheriff’s Office

first_imgOn November 18, 2019, Deputy Kenton Makowsky observed suspicious behavior in the parking lot of a local motel. Deputy Makowsky approached a vehicle with multiple occupants, one being identified as Jordan Blythe, age 25, of Austin. Blythe admitted to Deputy Makowsky of having syringe(s) in a backpack belonging to him. A search of the backpack revealed an uncapped syringe and multiple other needles. He was transported to the Scott County Jail. While in the jail facility a hidden needle was located on Blythe. Blythe was charged with UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF SYRINGE and TRAFFICKING WITH AN INMATE.On November 19, 2019, Deputy John Hartman, Deputy John Smith and Deputies Todd Hooker and Cory Hulsizer served an active arrest warrant on Justin Smith, age 29, of Austin. Smith was arrested without incident and transported to the Scott County Jail. Smith’s warrant was for INTIMIDATION.On November 20, 2019, Deputy John Smith was patrolling the area of Highway 356 and Slate Ford Road when he observed a male subject, identified as Michael Duncan, age 23, of Murfreesboro, TN., walking along the road. Due to weather conditions, Deputy Smith asked where he was going. Duncan stated he had traveled from Tennessee and was heading to town. Duncan advised he needed to gather his belongings in a house and Deputy Smith offered him a ride to Scottsburg. When being directed to where Duncan was staying, he stated to Deputy Smith that he found the residence while walking and noticed a broken window to the home.   Duncan was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail. He was charged with CRIMINAL TRESPASS. On November 18, 2019, Deputy John Smith initiated a traffic stop in Scottsburg. The driver was identified as Eric Jessup, age 47, of Scottsburg. Further investigation showed Jessup was driving while suspended prior and having only an identification card. Jessup was taken into custody and transferred to the Scott County Jail. He was charged with DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR).On November 18, 2019, Deputy James Ward initiated a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Julie Howard, age 43, of Pekin. Further investigation showed Howard had an outstanding out of county warrant. She was arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail. She was booked in on the OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT.last_img read more

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Understanding Our Audience Is Key To Successful Mobile Analytics Design

first_imgIt goes without saying that when we design anything, we must know and understand our audience well. But I often find that in mobile analytics projects, this is where the first oversight happens—not because we lack the knowledge, but because we make the wrong assumptions.With the design of mobile analytics solutions, we promote the idea that we need to go beyond just knowing our audience by creating every opportunity for greater user interaction right from the onset of our engagements.Start with the executive sponsor in your mobile audienceThe executive sponsor is the most important member of your audience. He or she not only provides the necessary leadership, but also the required support for commitment and critical resources for the project to succeed. In the absence of this guidance, your audience will be disoriented and their participation will be fragmented.Validate who your audience is for mobileThe users who were identified initially for the engagement may not necessarily be the best candidates for a mobile analytics project. In general, it‘s assumed that anyone can be a mobile user at the flip of a switch. Although this is true, the learning curve can be vastly different depending on their background and how mobile savvy they may be.The question is not whether individuals can become a mobile user, but whether they can quickly become a mobile advocate to drive the project to success—especially if they play a key role on the project team. Therefore, it’s critical to gauge your users’ overall mobile readiness and “willingness.”In many cases, their “mobile attitude” (which is how they perceive the mobile device, the mobile project, and its value to the business value chain), is more critical than their technical knowhow—or lack thereof.Understand how your audience uses mobileIn addition to understanding who your audience is, you need to understand what they do today with their mobile devices and what they will be doing tomorrow after you go live. The fact that potential users utilize smartphones in their personal lives doesn’t guarantee a successful adoption of the mobile analytics solution.When you first meet them, observe closely how they use their device. Do they remember the password to unlock their screen or app? Is the mobile device configured properly and is it able to connect to the approved networks? Are the apps up-to-date? Many of these simple signs provide invaluable feedback to assist you in developing the right documentation and communication, as well as creating the right support infrastructure.Get closer to your mobile audienceYou need to get closer to current or potential customers (mobile users) by involving them actively in the process from day one. You need to be in the trenches with them, observing closely their mobile interactions so you can validate your assumptions about the use cases and effectively identify gaps where they may exist.You can’t do this from behind a desk. You need to be right on the shop floor working side-by-side with the real customer in the same environment and under the same conditions. Getting closer to your mobile audience means that you make every effort to look at the mobile journey from their perspective, which starts with the setup and installation of the mobile device.Have your audience demonstrate its mobile passionIn many instances, it helps a great deal to have your users play an active role beyond requirements gathering and testing. For example, have them present at meetings and lead the mobile discussions with them driving at the helm.There’s nothing like a newly-recruited mobile user leading an audience of soon-to-be mobile troops. They must touch and play with the first prototype as much as they would during the testing phase. Continuous feedback should be the lifeblood of any development effort.Bottom line: Your audience is keyUnderstanding your audience at all levels–not just who they are–is critical to mobile analytics design because it sets the right expectation and assumptions for your users and your technical teams, who will develop the solution. When you increase your user interactions at all levels, you set your mobile analytics project up for success.Stay tuned for my next blog in the Mobile Analytics Design series.You may also like the Mobile BI Strategy series on IT Peer Network.Connect with me on Twitter @KaanTurnali, LinkedIn and here on the IT Peer Network.A version of this post was originally published on turnali.com and also appeared on the SAP Analytics Blog.last_img read more

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