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first_img The visitors were pegged back largely by rookie leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who picked up four for 53 from his 10 overs. “It was a really good sign that our bowlers got some time in the middle before it started raining. It was turning out to be a good game,” Amla said. “They bowled well. It started raining and the ball got really wet, but even then they bowled decently. Getting overs under the belt is the most important thing.” South Africa will join hosts West Indies and world champions Australia in Guyana for the Tri-Nations Series, which runs from June 3-26. The series will move on to St Kitts from June 11-15 before winding up in Barbados. Though the majority of the Proteas unit are coming off the Indian Premier League, which climaxed last Sunday, Amla said he did not foresee any major problems with the transition from Twenty20 cricket to the 50-overs format. “I don’t think (the difference) is that big. The only thing is that you have a lot of time to set the game up,” the former captain said. “You have to remind yourself that there is a lot of time still left in the game, but it’s a lot easier to go from T20s to one-dayers than from a Test match.” GOOD SIGN PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Opener Hashim Amla says Sunday’s one-day tour match against the WICB President’s XI was important in South Africa’s build-up to the start of the Tri-Nations Series later this week, even though rain ruined the contest at Queen’s Park Oval. Opting to bat, the Proteas piled up 280 for nine off their 50 overs, and the President’s XI were 127 for three in the 25th over when rained arrived to end the game prematurely. The game was ruled a tie under Duckworth/Lewis. “It was a great outing for us. When you come to a foreign country, the most important thing is having time on the legs, especially some of the guys who haven’t played in a while,” said the prolific opener, who top-scored with 92. “We put up a good total on the board. Fortunately I managed to get some runs and a few of the lower order batsmen as well, which is quite handy.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland will be held from the 20 to 23 January 2016 under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. WEF Davos takes place in a challenging global environment for both governments and business.The deterioration of the global economic outlook in recent months has resulted in slower global growth that has led to the weaker performance in several important developing countries, including China.Moreover, the weakness in commodity prices is a concern for major commodity exporters such as South Africa. The fall in commodity prices is unlikely to reverse and will have a sustained impact on emerging market economies.Importantly, the changing sentiment towards emerging markets particular in capital flows is a cause for concern given the role it played in averting a deeper and sustained global recession during the 2008 global downturn.The depressed trade volumes and turbulent global capital markets underscore the need for nations to build resilience and act cautiously in the period ahead.In this difficult global context, South Africa is intervening strategically and more decisively to restore the momentum of economic growth. It is also addressing issues at a local level that have impacted confidence in the economy.The National Development Plan provides a basis for collective actions required to stabilise the economy, build confidence, raise the level of investment and return South Africa to a path of inclusive economic growth.Stronger measures to restore a sustainable fiscal path, taking account of the weakened outlook for the global economy and its domestic consequences have been endorsed at the highest level of government.South Africa has proved to be a resilient economy which is the outcome of the solid economic fundamentals that have been painstakingly laid since the advent of democracy.The country’s prudent fiscal management and monetary policies support macroeconomic stability, promote competitiveness and increases the economy’s outward orientation.  South Africa’s positive attributes continue to outweigh its challenges which are being addressed through dedicated programmes and plans.Team South Africa is taking the following key messages to Davos in 2016. Here’s a summary of salient themes:The macro economic framework has shielded the economy from the full brunt of a challenging global economic environment and volatility in global capital markets.Government through its fiscal consolidation measures is committed to continued fiscal prudence and preservation of investment grade credit ratings.Private partnerships in energy through renewable programs are fast contributing to power availability over and above the large energy infrastructure built.Mature banking institutions and world class capital markets make for easy access to capital.Adoption of a socio economic impact assessment system (SEIAS) by cabinet in September 2015, seeks to avoid policy contradictions and preserve business friendly environment.Efforts at Nedlac to foster a stable labour environment are yielding results. The CCMA has been given responsibility through the labour Act amendment to mediate in resolving strikes.A comprehensive business incentive packages across sectors offer support to business.South Africa in Africa provides platform to leverage on the fastest growing region in the world.last_img read more

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first_imgTags:#news#NYT#twitter#web Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher interviewed Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and started off with the most obvious question – what was Twitter doing at a gadget show? According to Costolo, Twitter had been busy meeting with several device makers to try to make it easier and more consistent to use the microblogging platform across multiple platforms and devices, including becoming an embedded feature of some phones.“One of the things we’re trying to do this year is to become more of a mass consumption environment,” said Costolo. “It’s more and more important that Twitter become easier and simpler to use across more platforms and devices.”What exactly does that mean? According to Costolo, Twitter has spent a lot of time this week with various companies like Samsung and other device manufacturers discussing the ways that Twitter could become a standard feature on devices.ReadWriteWeb’s CES Coverage:The Group Messaging App That Saved My Butt at CESWho Came Out On Top At CES?CES 2011: Will Twitter Sell or IPO? CEO Dick Costolo Says “Neither” A Valediction: Forbidding KeynotesCES 2011: Verizon Says It Can Handle the DataCES 2011: RealNetworks Steps Past Apple & Google to Offer Cloud-Based MusicSteve Ballmer Kicks Off CES 2011 [Updated]CES 2011: Mobile DTV Coming to an iPhone, iPad Near You“It would be great if Twitter could be preloaded as a contact on your phone,” said Costolo, explaining that one of Twitter’s coolest, most recently added yet most unnoticed features was something called “Fast Follow”, which allows people to follow and receive SMS updates to their phone simply by texting “Follow @” and the account name. The texter doesn’t even need to be an existing Twitter member for the feature to work. Costolo went on to say that it would be great to see Twitter available on many devices, perhaps even as a voice-commanded application on Kinect. (Voice commands were just debuted this week at Microsoft’s opening keynote address.) Key to this sort of embedding, however, is a consistent experience.“As long as twitter is a simple piece of communication that can carry content and point to any kind of content, that’s success for us,” he said. “It’s got to be the case that when I pick up this device and tweet something, it has to be the same on another device.”Only a year ago, Twitter mobile usage was at around 20% to 25%, but now this has risen to nearly 40% of all tweets. While Costolo only spoke to stats concerning mobile content creation, we have to wonder what these same stats are in terms of consumption. They are likely much lower, but it seems that this is a primary area of concern for the company. He repeated the same (now expected) mantra that Twitter is for consumers too and device integration could certainly help with this effort. Imagine, for example, Twitter-embedded TVs that automatically show tweets related to content you’re currently watching. Nevermind the idea of one person in the room having Twitter conversations with friends while everyone else tries to watch, but instead think of the potential value addition of displaying relevant tweets. In the end, Costolo didn’t make any specific announcements concerning OEM device integration, but he was clear that Twitter was present at the gadget-centric show with that exact topic in mind. We look forward to seeing how else Twitter plans to make its presence known in the everyday lives of the non-Twitterati.center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification mike melanson A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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first_imgFor 17 years, Kalavati Pardeshi had been in grip of a superstition: she feared divine retribution if she cut her matted braid of long hair.  On Tuesday, aided by counseling from activists of the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (ANiS), Ms. Pardeshi, a 50-year-old homemaker, finally rid herself of her the 4 feet long braid and her credulous beliefs.  Ironically for Ms. Pardeshi, her matted braid was both a product of social pressures — with many neighbours dissuading her from cutting what they termed a divine curse — and a cause for social ostracism. “I was shunned because of my hair,” said Ms. Pardeshi. “My relatives would not speak to me. People refused work saying that a curse would befall them if they employed me. Besides, I endured physical problems and had trouble sleeping owing to my matted hair,” she added.Even on the odd occasion when the sheer discomfort briefly overwhelmed her fears and she approached local saloons to help cut the hair, she found herself being asked to pay as much as Rs. 60,000 for a hair cut. “I come from a family with modest means and could not meet this cost,” Ms. Pardeshi said, adding the Anis activists had not only brought her relief by cutting the long matted braid, but also helped dispel all her fears and superstitions.ANiS, founded by the late rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, has so far helped free 75 women across Pune district from the ‘matted hair’ superstition.   “The campaign against this began sometime in 2013,” Nandini Jadhav of AniS. “The cases that we have encountered transcend economic and caste lines. The ladies often require counseling extending as long as six months to even a year before they are convinced of cutting their matted hair.” In parts of Maharashtra and southern India, women with matted hair, which forms owing either to a lack of hygiene or exposure to some sticky substance, often face ostracism on account of an irrational belief that these women have incurred “the wrath of gods”, Ms. Jadhav explained. “As a result, the women afflicted with this condition are deterred from doing away with their braids.  We have had cases ranging from an IT engineer to a folk artist to the wife of a bank employee who hesitated before mustering courage to do away with the burden of superstition,” she said. Like Ms. Pardeshi, ANiS provided physical and emotional relief to Reshma Bahnot from Pune’s Ghorpadi area in May this year after the lady got in touch with the outfit through the Khadki police. In March, three women from the city were provided relief after a police constable intimated the outfit about their condition. “My neighbours warned me against cutting off my ‘jata’ as it would anger the gods; so, I resisted for more than 15 years,” saidLata Khandekar, one of the women who was assisted by AniS. “Now, I feel light and the pain in my back and neck, owing to the strain of carrying my braid, has vanished.”last_img read more

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Ohio State redshirt senior guard Kam Williams (15) celebrates after making a 3-pointer in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn Ohio State’s last home game of the season seniors Kam Williams and Jae’Sean Tate led the Buckeyes to a win on their senior night, for their last game in the Scarlet and Gray at the Schottenstein Center.No. 16 Ohio State (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten) got off to a slow start but dominated Rutgers (13-16, 3-14 Big Ten) 79-52 on Tuesday night to get back on track after losing their last two games on the road to Penn State and Michigan.“That was part of the perfect storm,” redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop said. “Part of just because we came off a couple losses, but then it being senior night, we obviously wanted to get the win against a good Rutgers team and kind of send everybody off.” Williams finished the game with 13 points, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc, while Tate finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. Bates-Diop was held quiet, scoring a season-low six points with eight rebounds. Rutgers closed out the first half on a 16-2 run to bring the score to 32-27. The run by the Scarlet Knights held the Buckeyes to no points in the last 2:19 minutes of the half. However, the Buckeyes started the second half on an 18-2 run and were able to provide some separation from the Scarlet Knights.“They got some offensive rebounds, got in transition a little bit and we just weren’t executing. It happened so fast, they went on a 16-2 run to end the half and that was huge. We knew that they’ve come back on teams and made it a really competitive game,” redshirt senior guard Andrew Dakich said. “For us to get that start in the second half was crucial and C.J. Jackson got us going.”Jackson led all players with 18 points and was 8-for-12 from the field. Junior guard Corey Sanders led Rutgers with 12 points and was 6-for-12 from the field.“I thought our guys made some good plays in transition. C.J. obviously had a couple of really nice floaters. He’s got to continue to drive and look to score,” coach Holtmann said. “We have to play tougher and with more force across the board. When teams are trying to big boy us and being really physical you gotta make them pay by getting paint touches and using your dribble in.”Just under two minutes into the game the Buckeyes started a 10-0 run highlighted by back to back 3-pointers by Williams.After Ohio State’s run early in the first half, Rutgers junior guard Corey Sanders slammed a dunk to bring it to a five-point game but the Buckeyes responded with another 6-1 run to pull ahead 10 points.The Scarlet Knights hit their first 3 of the night with just 5:04 remaining in the first half. Rutgers finished the game shooting just 17 percent from 3 compared to 39 percent from the Buckeyes. Rutgers was 2-for-12 from behind the arc while Ohio State attempted almost double the amount of 3s and finished 9-for-23.Overall, the Buckeyes shot 59 percent from the field compared to the Scarlet Knights 41 percent. However, the major divide came in the second half when Rutgers shot only 39 percent from the field and Ohio State made 66 percent of its shots. read more

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first_imgBarcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara has admitted that he remains uncertain on where he will play his football next seasonThe Brazilian scored seven goals in 28 appearances for Barcelona during the 2016/17 season, but was absent in the latter part of the campaign with a knee injury and did not return to action until January.After seeing his opportunities at the Camp Nou diminish in his absence, Rafinha joined Inter Milan on loan for the second half of last season and finished the campaign with two goals in 17 Serie A appearances.But, despite the claims of both the 25-year-old and his father that he had offers, Inter ultimately chose to turn the down the chance to sign Rafinha on a permanent basis.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“If I knew my future, I promise I would say it,” said Rafinha on Mundo Deportivo.“Many things have come out and that is why I leave my people with my confidence to take these topics to me. I have spent a lot of good time at Inter and I would have loved to continue there, but I am a Barça player.”Rafinha is contracted to Barcelona until June 2020.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Southampton footballer believes his club can only overcome their crisis if they are backed up by the team’s supportersSouthampton F.C. is currently in the 16th position in the English Premier League standings.The team has only won once in ten matches, drawing four times and losing five.But in their last five games, the club has not been able to score a single goal.And for the Saints’ forward Charlie Austin, the team can only overcome this crisis if they have the support of the fans.“I know the fans are getting frustrated and I totally understand that, but we are trying 100 percent to get the second win of the season and push on,” he told The Daily Echo.“You only have to look around and you can see that everyone is on the edge because they don’t know whether we are going to concede or score. It’s hard not to feel it.”“But that’s football though,” he said.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“They come to get behind us and they love the buzz of getting behind their football team and we are in it to provide entertainment for them.”“I know it’s a frustrating time at the moment, but just keep getting behind us and it will come,” he added.“If we weren’t creating the chances, then it would be time to worry.”📸The best images from Staplewood Campus, as #SaintsFC get ready for a #PL trip to #mancity this weekend: https://t.co/GPuSpnZZZM pic.twitter.com/zCPumvmq3b— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 30, 2018last_img read more

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first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, Gas Tax FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom California’s gas tax will lead to four-figure cost-of-living increases for working families Posted: September 20, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California’s gas tax will lead to four-figure cost- of-living increases for working families, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative think tank and the campaign to repeal the gas tax.The report says a two-car family will pay at least $1,500 annually in taxes if the gas tax remains law. A family of four could see annual tax increases of up to $800. It is with this in mind that former San Diego City Councilman and Yes on 6 Chairman Carl DeMaio will present the report at a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.“This report shows that the latest gas and car tax hikes are a crushing blow to working families and makes the strongest case for a Yes vote on Prop 6 to repeal the car and gas tax hikes,” DeMaio said.California Policy Center, the think tank that compiled the report, is generally active in efforts to reform pensions and education. The CPC noted that the tax increase almost negates the $935.58 that the average family spends on Christmas presents each year, according to the National Retail Federation.“Sacramento politicians are deceptively downplaying the true cost-of- living impact of their car and gas tax hikes, and this study shows just how painful those new taxes will be for working families,” said CPC President Will Swaim.State officials say the 12-cent tax on unleaded fuel — which rises to 19.5 cents per gallon in 2020 — and a 20-cent tax on diesel fuel will raise roughly $5 billion per year for transportation infrastructure improvements and repairs. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the gas tax bill into law in April 2017; the law went into effect in November 2017.On Monday, a group of San Diego public safety officers and local leaders rallied to oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal the taxes.“Here in San Diego, Prop 6 would eliminate more than $1.5 billion over the next 10 years in funds desperately needed to improve bridge and road safety, to relieve traffic congestion and fix potholes,” said Michael Quigley, executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs. “Prop 6 isn’t just bad for our bridges and roads — it threatens incomes for working families and small businesses, in San Diego and across California.”Recent data from a USC Dorsife/Los Angeles Times poll and an internal poll by the Yes on 6 campaign showed that 51 percent of registered voters want to repeal the gas tax but only 26 percent would vote yes on Proposition 6 strictly based off its title, “Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding.” KUSI Newsroom, September 20, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgIn addition, only one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure may be used when sport fishing in these waters. King salmon may not be retained or possessed, may not be removed from the water, and must be released immediately. The retention of king salmon is prohibited while sport fishing on the Kenai River from its mouth upstream to an ADF&G regulatory marker located approximately 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek, and on the Kasilof River downstream of the Sterling Highway Bridge. “The 2018 king salmon runs throughout Cook Inlet have consistently and significantly underperformed preseason expectations resulting in restrictions and closures of inriver and marine sports fisheries,” wrote Cook Inlet Management Coordinator Matt Miller in the release announcing the Kenai River restrictions. Sport fishing for king salmon remains closed in waters of the Kenai River drainage from an ADF&G regulatory marker located approximately 300 yards downstream from the mouth of Slikok Creek, upstream to an ADF&G marker located at the outlet of Skilak Lake. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is implementing additional sport fishing regulation restrictions on the Kenai, and Kasilof rivers effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. last_img read more

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