Paul, Pope fire but Windies lose opener to England

first_imgCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (CMC):Half-centuries from Keemo Paul and Gidron Pope failed to save West Indies Under-19s from a 61-run loss to England Under-19s in their opening game of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup here Friday.Chasing an imposing 283 for victory at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, West Indies collapsed for 221 all out off 43.4 overs, with Paul top scoring with an aggressive 65 and opener Pope gathering an equally fluent run-a-ball 60.However, the Caribbean side were hamstrung by the loss of two wickets off the first four deliveries of the innings and never recovered.Fast bowler Saqib Mahmood tormented the Windies with four for 42 while left-arm seamer Sam Curran (2-23) and leg-spinner Dan Lawrence (2-38) provided support with two wickets apiece.Earlier, England paced their innings well to reached 282 for seven off their 50 overs, after opting to bat first.Callum Taylor, with 59 and Lawrence, 55, stroked half-centuries while George Bartlett struck 48, James Burnham, 44, and Curran, 39.Pope was the best West Indies bowler, picking up two for 45 with his off spin.England benefited from several partnerships early on which provided the ideal foundation.Lawrence, who faced 56 balls and counted eight fours, posted 43 for the first wicket with Max Holden (4) before adding a further 41 for the second wicket with Burnham.When Lawrence was bowled by off-spinner Michael Frew in the 15th over, Burnham and Taylor put on 62 for the third wicket to give England momentum at the half-way stage of the innings.Pope got the breakthrough in the 28th over when he removed Burnham caught and bowled but Bartlett anchored two key partnerships to sustain the momentum, posting 50 for the fourth wicket with Taylor and another 67 for the fifth wicket with Curran.last_img read more

How Google Is Throwing Sand In Apple’s Face

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Guest author Derek Brown is a technology executive and analyst who blogs at One Blind Squirrel.Yesterday at the playground, Google threw a handful of sand in Apple’s eye.With a subtle, yet powerful update to its Gmail for iOS app, links to YouTube, Google Maps and Chrome now go directly to those relevant apps (if installed), instead of the mobile web.In my view, this is an absolutely brilliant backdoor play through which Google can not only neutralize Apple, but also leverage Apple’s tremendous success to its own benefit, by enhancing the experience of Google’s dedicated users, deepening loyalty to Google’s own products, and driving incremental revenue for Google.Perhaps more important, yesterday’s Gmail for iOS update is a textbook example of why Google will emerge victorious (at Apple’s expense) in the battleground of tomorrow, Web services.As discussed in “Welcome to Google’s Playground, Apple,” mobile hardware and core OS functionality have largely reached a near-term point of peak innovation; as a result, the product itself will become effectively transparent to the end user, with attention, instead, shifting to the Web (or, cloud) services/content that those devices allow easy access to on an anywhere, anytime basis.Unfortunately for Apple, this shift substantially diminishes the value of its closed-loop hardware/software core, while simultaneously highlighting the strengths of Google’s business. To this end, almost everything Google has done since inception has focused on anywhere, anytime cloud services that function like utilities – seamlessly, across all devices, across all operating systems, all the time – at low or no incremental cost, in the face of stiff competition.Moreover, Google absolutely prints money, either directly or indirectly, from use of many of these cloud-based services, even if those services are accessed via an Apple device (e.g., Gmail for iOS). Apple, on the other hand, is almost at ground zero.For Apple to compete broadly on the battleground of tomorrow, it must quickly introduce a broad spectrum of high-impact, high-value, mass-consumption Web services that function seamlessly across all vendors, all OSs, and all devices. And, the only way I see it doing so expeditiously and successfully is through acquisition – buying services that have already proven themselves in the hands of consumers at scale.If Apple doesn’t, it risks seeing its precious hardware turned into little more than access devices for Google’s services, even as it continues losing marketshare to Google’s own Android-based hardware devices, which do an even better job of accessing Google’s services.Seems like a slightly less painful lose-lose to me.Lead image courtesy of Northfoto/Shutterstock derek browncenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#Google#iOS The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Farmers continue stir, prices soar

first_imgSmall retailers and consumers across Maharashtra were harried as the farmers’ agitation dragged into the sixth day on Tuesday, sending prices of vegetables soaring even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that farm loans would be waived by October end.The prolonged agitation, which retained its intensity in Nashik and Ahmednagar, is hitting the ordinary consumers in the pocket as prices of vegetables have continued to skyrocket.In fact, the protest has put a severe strain on Maharashtra’s rural economy in general, with sources assessing a ₹100 crore loss in Nashik district alone where 17 wholesale markets remained completely shut for the sixth consecutive day.Tomatoes soared from ₹10 a kilo to an incredible ₹60 a kilo, so did okra (lady’s finger), which rose from ₹15 a kilo to ₹50 a kilo . Leafy vegetables and potatoes witnessed a fourfold increase in their prices, said retailers in Pune.The Pune APMC in Gultekdi saw only 60% of the normal supply of vegetables on Tuesday morning.Milk procurement, while stabilising in urban pockets, remained lukewarm in the rural areas of Nashik and Ahmednagar, the hotbeds of the agitation, especially given several incidents of deliberate large-scale milk spillage witnessed during the protest.The agitation, backed by a number of political entities like the Shiv Sena, Raju Shetti’s Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and the Sambhaji Brigade, witnessed activists of these parties ‘locking-out’ government buildings in a symbolic gesture of protest on Tuesday.last_img read more

Farmer found hanging from tree in Rajasthan

first_imgThe body of a 30-year-old farmer was found hanging from a tree in a forest under Nahargarh police station area of the Baran district on Wednesday morning.The deceased farmer had gone missing since Monday evening. The body of Sanjeev Meena, a resident of Sakrawada village was found hanging from a tree in the forest, said SHO, Nahargarh police station, Mukesh Meena.The farmer is suspected to have committed suicide on Tuesday as the body is about one-and-half-day old, the SHO said.The reason behind the extreme step is yet to be ascertained as no suicide note was recovered, he said. The family members of the deceased claimed that he had ended his life due to heavy debt, but police officials were not immediately inclined to accept it. The farmer owned about 12-15 bighas of land and had a good yield, the SHO said adding that the deceased did not seem to be under debt. However, an investigation into the matter was under way. The deceased was reportedly suffering from depression after his mother and 22-year-old brother died in the last few years, the SHO added.last_img read more