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

IBEX Trains Bankers, Consultants on ‘Environmental Compliance System’

first_imgThe USAID Liberia’s Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX)   Tuesday, June 17,  began a series training workshops on “Environmental Compliance System” for its local staff, select partner banks’ staff and local environmental consultants. The training, organized with support from USAID to IBEX, is being facilitated by an international environmental specialist Ethan Myer.Topics at the one-day’s event included general environmental impact assessment (EIA) theory and practice as well as USAID’s Regulation 216 Environmental Procedures.Mr. Myer, who is in the country for at least two weeks, is expected to meet with the banks in order to understand their current assessment procedures which will guide the development of an Environmental Compliance System for IBEX and the partner banks.“The system is expected to be used for environmental screening and management that apply to USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA)-backed portfolios,” Ms. Watchen H. Bruce, Chief of Party of IBEX, said.IBEX works with banks to lower their risks for lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in seven program sectors, including Agribusiness, Clean Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Construction, Transportation/Logistics, General Merchandise/Trade and Hospitality.According to the organizers, IBEX and Bank staff will also be provided explanation and training on the new environmental management system (EMS) to ensure that they understand the system.At the end of the series of the workshops, it is expected that the Environmental Specialist, Mr. Myer, and the bank staff will jointly develop an effective monitoring system, which would be used to make periodic determinations on the implementation and effectiveness of the EMS.Journalists were also told that there will also be individualized training and resource dissemination with local environmental consultants who IBEX, an SME or any of the banks can utilize for assessments of larger scale projects that trigger Liberian environmental impact assessment (EIA) requirements. These local environmental consultants will provide guidance and expertise on sensitive or complex environmental issues.ParticipantsSpeaking to journalists, Edna Urey-Jennings, Sales and Business Development Officer of International Bank-Liberia Limited, said the seminar would help her get “an understanding of what clean environment is and how clean energy works.” The IB Bank sales officer also stated that the workshop would also help them understand the risks involved in giving loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how to deal with their customers. She further stated that at the end of the workshop, she would be able to explain in clear terms the bank’s policy on the environment to customers and to help customers make good decisions about their business environment. As for Mr. Mohammed Dukuly, Country Risk Manager of Ecobank-Liberia Limited, said workshop is important to him because in today’s world, environmental risks assessments are very crucial to credit decision. “When making credit decision, deciding on whether to lend to a particular customer or not, we have to make sure that that customer is working in the confine with the environment, for example the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). If we are going to finance a person that doing construction, we have to make sure that the person has got EPA permission, the workers are fully protected and the environment is protected, as well,” he stated.Dukuly stated that on the overall, the workshop would help participants, who were only drawn from Ecobank and International Bank, to make “sound credit decisions in dealing with our would-be borrowers. I hope our customers will understand that keeping the environment clean and safe is good for their businesses and everyone.”About Environmental SpecialistEthan Myer is an environmental scientist with over 10 years of technical experience focused on regulatory environmental compliance, remedial construction oversight and environmental impact assessment. Mr. Myer is currently a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gerrard transfer update! Southampton enter race for departing Liverpool captain

first_img Southampton manager Ronald Koeman 1 Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed he would like to sign Steven Gerrard, if the midfielder decides to continue his playing career in England after he leaves Liverpool.The Kop captain, who is out of contract this summer, has announced that he will leave Anfield at the end of the season.The 34-year-old is likely to move abroad but Saints boss Koeman admires the former England star and admitted he would bring him to St Mary’s if he had the chance.“I’m serious, if he’d like to play football in England (for another club) then he can come (to Southampton).“It’s maybe a little bit strange to see Steven Gerrard out of Liverpool.“He is a fantastic football player, really the top level in the midfield position for being captain of Liverpool.”last_img read more

Tujunga man found shot to death at friend’s apartment building

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUJUNGA A 28-year-old Tujunga man was shot to death in the laundry room of a friend’s apartment building, authorities said this morning. Rodolfo Gutierrez was visiting friends in an apartment building at 10205 Samoa Avenue early Monday morning when an argument broke out, LAPD Detective Frank Bishop said. Police do not know who was involved in the argument or what it was about, but they know it ended in the building’s second-floor laundry room. Residents found Gutierrez’s body there Monday morning with at least one gunshot wound to the chest, Bishop said. “We’re hoping for anyone to come forward and help us with this case,” he said. “We need the public’s help with this one.” Police have no witnesses or suspects and haven’t been able to pinpoint an exact time of death. Gutierrez’s body was found at 6:52 a.m. Monday, and nobody in the building said they heard gunshots. Gutierrez was not a gang member but affiliated with an area gang, and police said they believe the shooting is likely gang-related, Bishop said. Anyone with information on the shooting can call Foothill Area homicide detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861 during nights and weekends. — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Celtic v Rosenborg: TV channel, live stream and team news information

first_img predicted ALTERED FOOTBALL LATEST How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Getty Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? Brendan Rodgers is hoping to lead Celtic to the Champions League group stages How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday Confirmed teamsCELTIC XI: Gordon, Gamboa, Hendry, Ajer, Tierney, Brown, Ntcham, McGregor, Forrest, Sinclair, EdouardROSENBORG XI: Soderlund, Levi, Helland, Jensen, Hansen, Trondsen, Reginiussen, Hovland, Hedenstand, Bendtner, MellingWhat is being said?“They are talented. We expect them to play the same style,” Rodgers said about Celtic’s opponents’ 4-3-3 line-up.“It’s always going to be a test. Defensively, they are very compact, well organised, they don’t give you much space between the lines and they play with good width.” possible xi How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA What time is kick-off?The first-leg of this tie takes place on Wednesday, July 25.Twelve months ago the teams met in the third qualifying round of the competition where the Hoops narrowly edging the game 1-0 on aggregate following a James Forrest winner in Norway.Kick-off at Celtic Park is at 7.45pm.Which channel can I watch it on?This match will not be shown live on UK TV.Celtic TV will be showing live coverage of the match but only to overseas subscribers excluding UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.Coverage starts at 7pm and you can subscribe to the streaming service on Celtic’s official website.Unfortunately it won’t be shown on any other TV channel, but you can listen in to talkSPORT for updates throughout the evening. Celtic are once again chasing a place in the Champions League group stages.Brendan Rodgers’ side overcame the potential banana skin against Alashkert, but now face familiar opponents in Norway’s Rosenborg, with a match against AEK Athens awaiting the winner.The losers will play Cork City in the Europa League. 1 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Falls In Overtime To Evansville In MVC Quarterfinals

first_img PDF Box Score HTML Box Score Full Schedule Roster In overtime, Drake senior Andre Heine (Furtwangen, Germany) earned a yellow card just seconds in after a hard foul just past midfield on a Purple Aces player. The Purple Aces were awarded a free kick as the left-footed Blaydes sent a deep ball that bounced off the turf and over the outstretched arms of Drake goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) into the net for the golden goal.   Photo Gallery SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Zac Blaydes scored a golden goal in the first minute of the opening overtime period to lift Evansville past the Drake University men’s soccer team, 2-1, Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament held on the campus of Missouri State University.”Excellent performance but tough result to accept,” said head coach Gareth Smith. “It is evident that we were the better of the two teams, for large stretches of the game, and created enough good chances to win the game. I am exceptionally proud of our young men today who showed incredible resolve and desire to play two games in two days and perform the way we did.” The loss ends the 2016 season for Drake, who played on short rest after beating Bradley Tuesday in the tournament’s play in game, as the team finished 6-12-1 overall. Evansville advanced to the semifinals to take on SIUE Friday. The Purple Aces moved to 10-7-3 with the win. Story Links Drake’s Antonio Sanchez (Coralville, Iowa) made his mark immediately in the match’s first five minutes. The freshman, who had an outstanding first season for the Bulldogs, stole the ball from the Purple Aces deep in their territory and fired a beautiful cut back shot from right outside the box that found the back of the net for his first career goal (4:52). Evansville earned the equalizer in the 13th minute on Ian McGrath’s 10th goal of the season. Wednesday’s match between the two longtime rivals was another exciting one in the all-time series. The two schools combined for seven goals in the regular season match in Des Moines, Iowa and it looked like it was heading for another high-scoring affair Wednesday with each team scoring in the early stages of the match. After the initial fireworks, both teams settled in and traded several good opportunities, but 90 minutes of soccer wasn’t enough to determine the winner so it headed to overtime. Drake finished with 12 shots including five on goal. Evansville had 10 shots including four on goal. The loss ends the stellar careers for several Bulldogs as Heine, James Grunert (Muskego, Wis.), Ben LeMay (Hugo, Minn.), MacLeod, James Pendrigh (Canterbury, New Zealand), Mueng Sunday (Coralville, Iowa), Adam Weatherly (Parkville, Mo.), Eric Williams (West Des Moines, Iowa) and James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) played their final matches.”A special mention to our senior class who are a fantastic group of young men who have left a strong legacy in our program,” Smith said. “They have led us to championships and have shaped our program for future success. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of their development and careers!” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgMeetings will be held today for Donegal HSE Home Helps to discuss new recommendations on their contracts of employment.SIPTU will hold the information meetings today at 3.30pm and 8pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.The Labour Court recently recommended the establishment of a new minimum threshold of working hours for Home Helps. Restrictions to the outsourcing of the Home Help service were also recommended. This will be discussed at the meetings today. There are over 500 HSE Home Help workers based in Donegal and the meeting is open to both members and non-members.The new Labour Court ruling came after an intensive protesting and lobbying campaign by SIPTU activists highlighting cuts to the Home Help service.Home Help and local SIPTU Shop Steward Kathleen McGlynn from Finn Valley said: “This Labour Court recommendation will have implications for all Home Help workers. We will have new contracts, better security of hours, and the possibility of a better future for the service. It is up to us now to take this opportunity and I would encourage all of my colleagues throughout the county to attend this meeting.”  DONEGAL HOME HELPS TO DISCUSS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS IN MEETINGS TODAY was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:home helpHSEmeetingSIPTUlast_img read more

Drought SA: the gateway to managing water scarcity

first_imgThe South African Water Research Commission has launched a website that teaches people about being water wise. One of the messages is that this includes taking action to solve any water problems, as well as respecting water and all life. You can also work out your water footprint. Five provinces in South Africa have been declared drought disaster areas, prompting experts to urge people to become water wise and to use water carefully. The message is don’t waste water. (Image: Brand South Africa) Melissa Javan“Your knowledge gateway to managing water scarcity in times of drought” – this is the slogan of the Drought South Africa website, launched recently by the Water Research Commission (WRC).The WRC, which was established in terms of the Water Research Act following a serious water shortage in 1971, launched the Drought SA site in collaboration with a series of dialogues. The focus of the dialogues will be whether the country is prepared for recurring drought and what its mitigation and coping strategies are. Discussions will include the knowledge gaps in drought preparedness and what the country should do to bridge knowledge and practice.The site includes tips on how to save water. Users can discover their water footprint, learn how to fix leaks, and equip themselves to be water wise at home. Drought SA also allows users to check dam levels, rainfall data, and water restrictions in each province.Five provinces have been declared drought disaster areas, according to news agency News24. The drought has affected 2.7 million households in the country, or 18% of South Africa.Watch everything you need to know about South Africa’s water crisis:Drought SADrought SA is a unique online drought portal, explains the government. It gives users useful information about the current drought and links to various other drought-related websites. It will be an ongoing project and will be continuously populated with fresh research and knowledge that will empower users.  This graphic shows where water comes from. (Image: Water Wise)According to Water Wise, water is freely available from the natural water cycle. However, because water in South Africa is a scarce resource – and often a polluted resource– many systems need to be put into place so that we receive enough clean healthy water, i.e. dams, water transfer schemes, water purification stations, reservoirs, pipelines, et cetera.Water Wise is Rand Water’s environmental brand. It is a campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need to value water and to use it wisely. Rand Water, the largest water utility in Africa, supplies potable water to Gauteng and other areas of the country.“These systems cost large amounts of money and this is why we have to pay for water,” says Water Wise. “At the moment you pay between R4 and R16 for 1 000 litres for tap water, which is very cheap compared to your grocery items.“If we continue to waste and pollute water then that cost will drastically increase. More dams and water transfer schemes will have to be built, and further technology will have to be included in Rand Water’s purification process, or further infrastructure built, to clean polluted water.“That is why it is so important for people to change their attitude towards water, treat it with respect and use it wisely.”Learn more about fixing leaking taps, toilets or meters and mains here.Find out more about water restrictions in your province here.Learn what your water footprint is here.For more information on how to save water at your home read more here.last_img read more

SCN Does the Backstroke

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pamela SmithDTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology EditorDECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — Extremely wet weather didn’t wash away worries for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). In fact, flood waters may have moved the pest to new areas, according to Greg Tylka, Iowa State University nematologist and one of The SCN Coalition leaders.“That’s one reason we’re recommending soil sampling for SCN during fall fertility testing,” said Tylka. The only way to know if a field has SCN problems is to soil test, he detailed in a recent news release.Flooding isn’t the only thing responsible for SCN’s expanding range. Soil moved by wind, birds and other animals and farm equipment has been spreading SCN in all directions since it was first discovered in New Hanover County, North Carolina, in 1954.“As of 2019, SCN has been confirmed in every county in Illinois and Iowa, and all but two Indiana counties (Monroe and Brown),” Tylka added.About once every three years, Tylka surveys nematologists, plant pathologists and agronomists from soybean-growing states and Canadian provinces to gather updated information on counties known to be infested with SCN.The 2017 survey found SCN had spread to new counties in 17 states. Find the 2017 map here: (…)Tylka will be polling peers and updating the map in 2020. But so far, additional counties and municipalities that have been confirmed as infested with SCN since 2017 include:— Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.— Rural municipalities of Emerson-Franklin, Montcalm, Rhineland and Norfolk Treherne in Manitoba, Canada.— Gladwin County, Michigan.— Franklin County, Pennsylvania.— Sanborn County and Spink County, South Dakota.TAKE THE TESTSCN has long been considered the No. 1 pest of soybeans, and resistant varieties have been a big help in fighting back. However, heavy reliance on one type of resistance within commercial soybean varieties has scientists warning that growers should not be complacent. Movement of SCN to new locations only intensifies the worry.Soil testing for the pest is the first step in managing SCN, Tylka said.“You can’t manage something that you don’t know you have,” he said. “Management starts with sampling. You need to know what fields have it and at what levels. That sets the stage for how you’ll want to approach the battle.“If you catch numbers when they’re relatively low or moderate, it’s a fairly painless rotation to non-host crops like corn, oats, wheat, alfalfa or sunflower. Or as you get into the Southern U.S., cotton and peanuts are non-hosts.“Then, get to know more about the different types of SCN-resistant soybean varieties that are available, which ones are more effective than others and how to rotate them properly. We also have a new tool in seed treatments,” Tylka said. “The SCN Coalition recommends actively managing SCN with all four tools.”Details on how to pull an SCN soil sample are included in Tylka’s recent Iowa State University bulletin:….Find out more about progress in genetic resistance in Fight Against SCN Broadens:….Learn more about how cover crops influence the SCN fight in Don’t Feed the Nematodes:….A 45-second video of Tylka discussing SCN management:….For more information about managing SCN in your state or province, visit Smith can be reached at pamela.smith@dtn.comFollow her on Twitter @PamSmithDTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How to Explain Virtualization to Your Friends

first_imgtim hastings Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… What kind of friend would you be if you kept the powers of virtualization all to yourself? Something this good needs to be shared, but if your friends are non-technical, you have to get over the hurdle of explaining it to them.Try this: “It’s a computer simulator.” In the same way a flight simulator provides a pretend jumbo jet to play with, virtualization software provides a simulated computer to use. And like with a physical plane, there are many things you can do with virtual machines (VMs) that physical ones cannot do.Here are four cool tricks you can use to explain virtualization:Save GameAnyone who has played Elite, Monkey Island, Tomb Raider or Sim City understands the need for “save game” – that’s everyone right?The virtualization name for this is “snapshot”. Snapshots allow you to pause your PC in the middle of what it’s doing, and save the current state – disk, memory, windows, clipboard, everything – to disk. You can come back at a later date and carry on where you left off; or you can rollback to a previous saved game – the one where you hadn’t opened that dodgy email attachment.If you have a theory you want to test, try it in the virtual machine. If it does not work out you’ll lose nothing. Rollback and try again. When was the last time you took your PC for a joy ride and drive it off a cliff?PortabilityThat funny little pocket in your Levis is designed to hold a USB flash drive that contains a virtual machine. Fact.Now you can travel light, and run your Windows 3.1.1 virtual machine on your buddy’s Mac when you get there – no problem! It is quite reasonable to fit two or three virtual machines on a $20 flash drive. This means you can carry your virtual machines, set up with all your favourite apps with you, where ever you go. No excuses.Legacy ApplicationsDid someone say Windows 3.1.1?Many organisations have legacy applications that can only run on a certain version of the operating system, or cannot co-exist on the same system with other applications. These troublesome applications can often be the reason why some antiqued computer with untouchable status exists in a dusty corner of an office.These applications can be set up in their own virtualized container – one VM for the sole purpose of running this application. Like Lieutenant Worf trapped in the Holodeck, the legacy application is unaware it is being duped by the simulated environment.Server ConsolidationThis is carpooling, but for virtual machines on physical servers.Server consolidation is most relevant to organisations that run lots of applications deployed across multiple servers. When a virtual machine provides a network service (like webmail) instead of a desktop-based application (like Minesweeper), then the monitor, keyboard and mouse becomes less important. These kinds of virtual machines – servers – can share a host machine, and can be moved to a different host machine without anyone noticing.Running many virtualized servers on a single physical server allows for greater utilization of resources. Sophisticated virtualization tools allow resources (processor power, RAM, disk space) to be reallocated where and when it is needed. Low-priority servers can be suspended or run at reduced speed. Applications which only need to run at certain times of the month, or require extra horsepower at peak times. Higher utilization translates into fewer servers, which means less money and reduced running costs (electricity, CO2, data center space, cooling, etc.)So now you know how to equip your friends with the super-powers of virtualization, what do you think they’ll do with them?Image credit: wlodicenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#Virtualization last_img read more