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WI coach places high value on England ODIs

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC : New West Indies head coach Stuart Law has underscored the value of the three-match one-day series against England starting here today, especially with the regional side already setting their sights on the 2019 World Cup.With only the top seven teams in ICC one-day rankings as of September 30 this year earning automaticqualification along with hosts England, West Indies currently lying ninth are in danger of missing out.”The main aim is to qualify for the next World Cup, so these one-day games are extremely important to us, so that’s our main focus really at this stage,” the Australian said ahead of the start of the series at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.”I know we have Pakistan coming for T20s, Tests and one-dayers as well, but the one-day series probably will take paramount importance.”I’m not going to focus on becoming number one in the world at this stage. I’m focusing on building a culture, building a work ethic in the dressing room that will put the little bricks in place so they can be the best they can be.”In their current position in the ODI rankings, West Indies would be forced to enter a 10-team qualifying tournament set for next year March, in order to secure one of the two non-automatic spots at the World Cup.Already, the regional side has seen their lowly ranking cost them dearly, missing out on a spot at this year’s Champions Trophy in England, as only the top-eight sides in the rankings qualified.Law said having experienced that setback, it was imperative the regional side poured all their energies into reaching the marquee ICC limited overs showpiece.”There always is [disappointment over failing to qualify]. It’s a great little tournament, the Champions Trophy the mini World Cup and to not be there probably isn’t where you want to be,” Law told reporters.West Indies’ immediate challenge will be facing a confident England, who are ranked fifth in the world and who have lost just three of their last 16 outings in ODIs.They boast a talented squad with the likes of captain Eoin Morgan Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes, all expected to play key roles, but Law said West Indies would be looking to capitalise on their chances in the series.”They (England) areplaying an exciting brand of cricket. They go out there, they are carefree which can be extremely great to watch, but there are opportunities as well,” he pointed out.”They do offer opportunities the more aggressive you are, you can kind of not hit one clean enough and get caught. It’s going to be a great contest. That’s for sure.””We understand that England are a team that’s way up there and we’re looking to build a solid unit to go forward as well, so we’re looking forward toa good contest.”last_img read more

A significant finding by aircrew

first_imgChinese aircrew have spotted “suspicious objects” in the southern Indian Ocean whilst looking for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the official Xinhua news agency says. They have reported that the crew of the Ilyushin-76 have found “white, square objects” floating in the Southern Indian Ocean at co-ordinates – 95.1113 degrees east and 42.5453 south. The significance of this finding over the satellite images that have been released over the past few days is that this sighting is in “real time” meaning the debris can be tracked and monitored. Satellite images whilst extremely useful can be up to four days old with debris having moved hundreds of kilometers by the time the image is received.As a precaution, the US Navy is sending a black box locator to the area. Commander William Marks, a spokesman for the US Seventh Fleet, said in an email “If a debris field is confirmed, the Navy’s Towed Pinger Locator 25 will add a significant advantage in locating the missing Malaysian aircraft’s black box,” The Chinese icebreker Xuelong is now making its way to the area and should reach there tomorrow.The area where the devris has been spotted is 2174 kilometres from will continue to update this story as it developslast_img read more

Warm weather boosts fieldwork in Ohio Crop Progress

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Temperatures were about 8 degrees above normal for the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 14. Fields were still soft, but operators were able to spray weeds, spread manure, and apply top-dressings to fields before rain fell Sunday. Fruit trees were beginning to bud and winter damage assessments were being made. Cold season vegetables were reportedly going into the ground as soil temperatures began to increase. Oats were planted at a quick pace compared to the 5-year average while weather conditions allowed. Winter wheat continued to green up. Conditions improved slightly with 33 percent of wheat rated good to excellent condition.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

High Visibility: The Weather Underground Goes Full-Screen

first_imgRelated Posts Thanks to the Weather Underground, the weather just started to look a lot nicer. The popular weather-tracking site just launched, which does exactly what the name implies. The new site gives you a full screen Google Maps display and overlays it with current weather reports from the over 16,000 personal weather stations that report data to the service. The map can also display a precipitation layer or cloud layer and you can, of course, see local forecasts and sever weather alerts. frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web Most importantly, though, the maps just look gorgeous. By default, the map will show temperature readings around your location from the Weather Underground’s vast network of personal weather stations. That network could be a liability if the data wasn’t good, but as RWW’s resident weather expert (and webmaster) Jared Smith just told me, the company has a very good reputation among weather geeks for weeding out bad data.As the company points out, the web service should also work very well with touch-enabled devices, including the iPad.Overall, this isn’t a groundbreaking new application, but it sure is a very nice way to browse through weather data on a large interactive map. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ind vs WI: Chanderpaul frustrates India with a defiant century

first_imgShivnarine Chanderpaul struck a defiant century to frustrate India’s victory march as West Indies reached 294 for eight at lunch on the fifth day of the third and final cricket Test here on Sunday.The veteran left-hander was batting on 105 at lunch, his 23rd Test century and sixth against India, and kept glued to one end as West Indies stretched their overall lead to 151 runs at the break.India, who have already taken an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-match series, will have to remove the two batsmen quickly at the post-lunch session if they are to win 2-0 for the first time in the West Indies.Chanderpaul reached his century by flicking Ishant Sharma for two and his milestone arrived in 356 minutes off 255 balls, inclusive of five fours.The Guyanese batsman frustrated the Indians with his 38-run ninth wicket stand with Fidel Edwards (16 batting) as the pair batted for nearly two hours and 22 overs together.West Indies, resuming at 224 for six, lost the wickets of overnight batsman Darren Sammy (17) and Ravi Rampaul (1) and both the dismissals generated heat among a seizable crowd at Windsor Park, the newest Test venue of the Caribbean.Sammy was given out caught at forward short leg off Harbhajan Singh when the ball had clearly gone off the pads.The West Indian skipper had looked good to play his first substantial innings of the series and put on 33 runs with Chanderpaul when umpire Richard Kettleborough intervened.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Well it’s very sad. I was very surprised to see it. He’s proclaimed his innocence, totally,” Trump said at the White House on Friday.In a statement, Kraft’s representatives said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.” Read Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Kraft was not immediately arrested. Jupiter police said a warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. They said details about the misdemeanor charges against the owner of the Super Bowl champion team will not be released until next week.Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued in recent days as a result of the six-month investigation, and more are expected. Ten spas have been closed, and several people have been taken into custody on sex trafficking charges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn that Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a shopping-center massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. “We are as equally stunned as everyone else,” Kerr said.Most people charged for the first time with soliciting a prostitute in Florida are allowed to enter a diversion program, said attorney David Weinstein, a former prosecutor. Kraft would probably have to perform 100 hours of community service and attend a course on the harmful effects of prostitution and sex trafficking, he said. Kawhi Leonard, Raptors beat Spurs in DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots, in Kansas City, Mo. Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor. Jupiter police told reporters Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that the 77-year-old Kraft has not been arrested. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes amid a crackdown on sex trafficking from Palm Beach to Orlando in which police planted cameras in massage parlors.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war The arrest could also get Kraft in trouble with the NFL, which in a statement said only that it is “aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”Under league policy, players, owners, coaches and other employees can be punished for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in” the NFL.“Ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline,” the policy says.The Patriots won the Super Bowl this month over the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth NFL championship in the past 18 seasons, making them the most successful team in pro sports during that span. Before the Super Bowl, several retired NFL players appeared in a public service announcement decrying sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Atlanta, the host city.Kraft lives in Massachusetts and has a home in the Palm Beach area. Though he is a Democrat, he is friendly with President Donald Trump and a frequent guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Kraft’s wife, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander since 2012.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woeslast_img read more

A list of the new members named by Rideau Hall to the

first_imgOTTAWA – The Order of Canada is getting 99 new members in 2018. Here’s a list:Companions of the OrderRoberta Bondar, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., astronaut, educator.Beverley McLachlin, Ottawa, longest-serving chief justice of Canada.Lorne Michaels, Toronto and New York, TV and film producer, creator of Saturday Night Live. This is a promotion within the order.Officers of the OrderChristiane Ayotte, Montreal, biochemist, researcher, who has battled doping in sports.Perrin Beatty, Toronto, former politician, community and corporate leader.Chantal Benoit, Vaughan, Ont., advocate for inclusive sports, longtime promoter of wheelchair basketball.Lise Bissonnette, Montreal, journalist and author.Cindy Blackstock, Ottawa, longtime champion of Indigenous children’s rights.Alain Bouchard, Laval, Que., entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist.Gertrude Bourdon, Quebec City, hospital administrator.Gordon Muir Campbell, Vancouver, public service, former high commissioner to Britain.Matthew Coon Come, Mistissini, Que., advocate for Indigenous causes.Wendy Marion Craig, Kingston, Ont., anti-bullying research.Suzanne Fortier, Montreal, scientists, innovator, academic.Sheila Fraser, Ottawa, former federal auditor general.OntarioJulia Gersovitz, Montreal, architect known for heritage preservation.Jane Green, St. John’s, N.L., researcher in genetics.Deanna Hamilton, Kelowna, B.C., promoter of First Nations fiscal management and governance.Patricia Meirion Moore, Calgary, community volunteer, fundraiser.Louise Nadeau, Montreal, clinical psychologist and professor who worked on treating addiction.Annette M. O’Connor, Ottawa, researcher and champion of patient involvement in health care-related decisions.Peter Henry St George-Hyslop, Toronto, and Cambridge, U.K., researcher in neurodegenerative disorders, notably Alzheimer’s disease.Neil G. Turok, Waterloo, theoretical physicist whose models offer ways to test fundamental theories of the universe. This is an honorary appointment.Members of the OrderAndrea Baumann, Hamilton, nursing educator.Mohit Bhandari, Burlington, Ont., contributor to the field of orthopedic trauma and researcher into intimate partner violence.Eli Bornstein, Saskatoon, contemporary sculptor-painter.Robert Bothwell, Toronto, historian.Hedi Bouraoui, Toronto, poet, novelist and essayist.Beverley Busson, North Okanagan Region, B.C., a champion of public safety who has worked in multiple national and regional safety and justice initiatives.Barry Callaghan, Toronto, publisher and writer.David R. Cameron, Vancouver, scholar, academic, expert in federal negotiations and constitutional affairs.John Conly, Calgary, researcher into infection control who created national guidelines on the standard of care for infectious diseases.Francis R. Cook, North Augusta, Ont., expert in herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians.Thomas d’Aquino, Ottawa, philanthropist, leader in the cultural sector.Gary Michael Dault, Napanee, Ont., writer on arts.W. Dale Dauphinee, Montreal, medical educator.Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier, Okanese First Nation, Sask., longtime chief of her First Nation who worked to improve living conditions.Nan-b de Gaspe Beaubien, Montreal, a contributor to telecommunications and an advocate for family businesses across Canada and abroad.M. Jamal Deen, Hamilton, academic and specialist in electrical engineering and applied physics.Allan Steven Detsky, Toronto, expert in health care costs.Agnes Di Leonardi, Toronto, a leader in the automotive industry and a mentor for women through the International Women’s Forum of Canada.Peter J. Dillon, Peterborough, Ont., researcher into lake ecosystems.Jim Estill, Guelph, Ont., contributor to technology communities and philanthropist for refugees.Arthur Fogel, Ottawa and Beverly Hills, Calif., music, concert promoter.David Glenn Fountain, Halifax, contributor to the arts, education and charitable causes.David Fox, Toronto, actor and champion of Canadian theatre.Abraham Fuks, Montreal, medical researcher noted for work on type 1 diabetes and cancer immune-based therapies.Patsy Gallant, Campbellton, N.B. singer and actress.Laurier Gareau, Regina, a leader in developing the Franco-Saskatchewanian identity.Edward H. Garrard, Toronto, a leader in the charitable sector who has developed giving strategies in the fields of health care and education.Jack Gauldie, Hamilton, an immunologist specializing in gene therapy, aiding in the treatment of fatal diseases and contributing to the development of cancer vaccines.Nahum Gelber, Montreal, philanthropist in education and artistic culture.Jack Douglas Gerrow, Ottawa, who worked in accreditation and competencies in dentistry.Ronald D. Ghitter, Calgary, former politician and senator known for his commitment to human rights and social justice.Stephane Grenier, Val-des-Monts, Que., a retired lieutenant-colonel and a leader in mental health advocacy and programming for the military and general public.Mitchell Halperin, Toronto, a clinician, researcher and educator in nephrology, the study of kidneys and kidney disease.Peter Irwin, Guelph, Ont., a pioneer in the field of wind engineering.Beverley K. Jacobs, Brantford, Ont., a promoter of Indigenous women’s and girls’ rights, lead researcher of the Stolen Sisters report.David Trent Jaeger, Toronto, broadcaster and leader in music creation, performance and promotion.Rebecca Jamieson, Ohsweken, Ont., educator noted for her work in Indigenous education.Virendra K. Jha, Baie-d’Urfe, Que., engineer and administrator in the space industry.K. Wayne Johnston, Toronto, a surgeon, researcher and educator in vascular surgery.David I. Kent, Toronto, a publisher who supported Canadian literary and culinary writing.Dianne and Irving Kipnes, Edmonton, contributors to community building and philanthropists in the arts and health care.Jack Kitts, Ottawa, a leader in the development and implementation of patient-centred care.Jonathan Klassen, Toronto and Los Angeles, illustrator and author of children’s books.Burton Kramer, Toronto, noted graphic designer.Alan Latourelle, Ottawa, a longtime promoter of the country’s natural and historic wonders.Gilles Lavigne, Montreal, dentist and researcher noted for work on the interactions between pain and sleep disorders.Jean-Pierre Leger, Montreal, a business leader in the restaurant industry and a supporter of charitable causes.Rheal Leroux, Ottawa, organizer of major events in the National Capital Region.Paul-Andre Linteau, Montreal, historian.Jon E. Love, Toronto, business leader and philanthropist.Timothy E. MacDonald, Stratford, Ont., leader in southwestern Ontario business and community initiatives.Gabor Mate, Vancouver, physician, author and advocate in the fields of addictions and mental health.Seana McKenna, Stratford, Ont., actress noted for her work at the Stratford Festival.Bruce McManus, Vancouver, researcher in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and organ failure.Edmund Metatawabin, Fort Albany, Ont., advocate, author and teacher known for his advocacy on behalf of residential school survivors.Morton S. Minc, Montreal, worker on social rehabilitation and the creation of innovative programs at the Municipal Court of Montreal.David Morley, Toronto, a leader in international development.Frances Olson, Edmonton, a community activist and contributor to the University Hospital Foundation.Hilary Pearson, Montreal, president of the Philanthropic Foundations Canada.Sherry Porter, Halifax, a leader in establishing Pier 21 as a national museum.Lucienne Robillard, Chambly, Que., former politician who worked on improving public institutions.Calin Rovinescu, Montreal, a leader in charitable causes and humanitarian relief following several natural disasters.Jean-Claude Savoie, Saint-Quentin, N.B, an entrepreneur and innovator in the forestry sector and wood processing industry.Sharon Sholzberg-Gray, Ottawa, a leading advocate for access to publicly funded and accessible health care services by all Canadians.Yvonne Steinert, Montreal, a leading contributor to faculty development and new training approaches in medical education.Veronica Jane Strong-Boag, Vancouver, activist, historian and researcher who has made the history of women an integral part of the study of history in Canada.Mutsumi Takahashi, Montreal, broadcaster and supporter of various charitable causes.Bryce Taylor, Toronto, surgeon and advocate for improved surgical safety standards and patient care.Mark Thompson, Vancouver, academic arbitrator and author who has worked in industrial relations and public policy.Scott Thornley, Toronto, graphic and verbal designer.Michael J. Tims, Calgary, expert in corporate finance and investment, which has bettered Canadian business across the country.Mohamed Lamine Toure, Montreal, a leader in promoting African and Caribbean cultures in Canada.Dave Toycen, Mississauga, Ont., a promoter of humanitarian relief and international development.Aritha van Herk, Calgary, a novelist and essayist who has raised public awareness of the Western Canadian experience.James Patterson Waddell, Toronto, a leader in the field of orthopedic surgery.Elizabeth Hillman Waterston, London, Ont., a pioneer in developing the academic field of Canadian literature and a mentor to writers across the country.Barry Wellar, Ottawa, a major contributor to the development and advancement of the field of geographic information systems in Canada.Marjorie White, New Westminster, B.C. an advocate for improving the lives of Indigenous people in urban centres, notably through the establishment of friendship centres across the country.Ronald Franklin Williams, Pointe-Claire, Que., noted contributor to architecture as a designer and teacher.Gerald Wood, Calgary, an entrepreneur and philanthropist.Yiyan Wu Ottawa, a leading authority and scientist in digital TV and multimedia communications research.last_img read more