Going Green With Your Data Center Strategy

first_imgFor an enterprise attempting to maximize energy efficiency, the data center has long been one of the greatest sticking points. A growing emphasis on cloud and mobile means growing data centers, and by nature, they demand a gargantuan level of energy in order to function. And according to a recent survey on global electricity usage, data centers are sucking more energy than ever before.George Leopold, senior editor at EnterpriseTech, recently dissected Mark P. Mills’ study entitled, “The Cloud Begins With Coal: Big Data, Big Networks, Big Infrastructure, And Big Power.” The important grain of salt surrounding the survey is that funding stemmed from the National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, but there were some stark statistics that shouldn’t be dismissed lightly.“The average data center in the U.S., for example, is now well past 12 years old — geriatric class tech by ICT standards. Unlike other industrial-classes of electric demand, newer data facilities see higher, not lower, power densities. A single refrigerator-sized rack of servers in a data center already requires more power than an entire home, with the average power per rack rising 40% in the past five years to over 5 kW, and the latest state-of-the-art systems hitting 26 kW per rack on track to doubling.”More Power With Less EnergyAs Leopold points out in his article, providers are developing solutions to circumvent growing demand while still cutting carbon footprint. IT leaders can rethink energy usage by concentrating on air distribution and attempting assorted cooling methods. This ranges from containment cooling to hot huts (a method pioneered by Google). And thorium-based nuclear reactors are gaining traction in China, but don’t necessarily solve waste issues.If the average data center in the U.S. is older than 12-years old, IT leaders need to start looking at the tech powering their data center and rethink the demand on the horizon. Perhaps the best way to go about this is thinking about the foundation of the data center at hand.Analysis From the Ground UpIntel IT has three primary areas of concern when choosing a new data center site: environmental conditions, fiber and communications infrastructure, and power infrastructure. These three criteria bear the greatest weight on the eventual success — or failure — of a data center. So when you think about your data center site in the context of the given criteria, ask yourself: Was the initial strategy wise? How does the threat proximity compare to the resource proximity? What does the surrounding infrastructure look like and how does that affect the data center? If you could go the greenfield route and build an entirely new site, what would you retain and what would you change?Every data center manager in every enterprise has likely considered the almost counterintuitive concept that more power can come with less energy. But doing more with less has been the mantra since the beginning of IT. It’s a challenge inherent to the profession. Here at Intel, we’ll continue to provide invaluable resources to managers looking to get the most out of their data center.To continue the conversation, please follow us at @IntelITCenter or use #ITCenter.last_img read more

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Shirley Tilghman to Step Down at Princeton University

first_img Princeton Univesity Shirley Tilghman Princeton University president and molecular biologist Shirley Tilghman is stepping down in June after leading the university for 12 years. Tilghman wrote in a 22 September resignation letter to the Princeton community: “There is a natural rhythm to university presidencies.” With a $1.9 billion fundraising campaign completed and her priorities accomplished or on their way, she wrote, “it is time for Princeton to turn to its 20th president to chart the path for the next decade and beyond.” Tilghman gave up her research on mammalian genetics to become Princeton’s first female president in 2001. Her letter cites, among other accomplishments, the creation of a neuroscience institute, strengthening the university’s chemistry department, launching energy and environmental programs, and increasing the number of students on financial aid. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) A longtime proponent of the view that U.S. institutions produce too many biomedical Ph.D.s, Tilghman co-chaired a National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group that recommended in June that NIH curb growth in the number of trainees in part by bolstering training programs and improving working conditions. After taking a year’s leave, Tilghman will return to teaching.last_img read more

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Sania Mirza advocates for WAGs to be present at matches for support to the…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANSAdvertisementThere is an ongoing stigma against the wives and partners of cricketers, as the ladies aren’t allowed when their men are on tours. Now, Sania Mirza has come forward in support of all the ladies, defending them as strength rather than a distraction.Image Courtesy: IANSIn an interview at the India Economic Summit on Thursday, the 32 year old argued that the bad performance on field has no relation to the presence of wives or girlfriends in the stadium, and they deserve no blame.“Anushka Sharma is blamed if Virat makes a zero, like what does that have anything to do with anything. It makes no sense.” Mirza opened up in defence of the actress.Mirza, who married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010, lamented that she herself was targeted after Pakistan’s defeat in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.“And I’m not even from there, what powers I must have”. she said.Speaking to NDTV, the former tennis star said: “Many a times, including our cricket team and in many teams I have seen that wives or girlfriends are not allowed on tour because the boys will be distracted. What does that mean? What is it that the women are doing that is going to distract the men so much?”The six times Grand Slam winner also said that sportsmen perform better on field in presence of their significant other in the stands.“They don’t come back to an empty room, they can go out and have dinner … when you have your wife or your partner there it gives you support, it gives you love,” she added.The South Asian UN Women Goodwill Ambassador also urged for the encouragement of young girls to take up a career in sports so they feel free from family and society’s pressure, because of their gender.“To start with, parents, neighbours, aunties and the uncles (need to) stop telling you how dark you will become and no one will marry you if you play a sport.” she said.Since her retirement in 2013, Mirza, now the mother of one, last appeared in the court in the 2017 China Open, but revealed her plans to return to the sport next year.“I’ve started practicing and the plan is to try to comeback by January. Hopefully my body will support me. If my body allows me and is letting me compete at my best level that I think that I can compete at then I will definitely give it a go.” she told the reporters.Advertisementlast_img read more

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St Mary’s ICSE emerge MSSA U-14 champions

first_imgMSSA: Kimaya’s 3 does the ‘trick Schoolboy Meet Mayekar scores 338 in Harris Shield match; opposition batsmen out for ducks! St Mary’s ICSE (Mazgaon) were deservingly crowned champions after beating a spirited Cathedral & John Connon 2-1 to win the MSSA boys U-14 Div-I title at Azad Maidan yesterday. St Mary’s got the breakthrough when Ramit Mitra pounced on the rebound after goalkeeper Mehaan Shah let the ball slip out of hands, and tapped home (8th minute). Cathedral got the equaliser when Kabir Chawla chased Veer Subandh’s long forward pass and beat an advancing St Mary’s ‘keeper Sultanali Aliqyaan before heading into an open goal (19th min). St Mary’s regained the lead as Setu Bane’s volley bulged the net (21st min).Related News Mumbai: Men’s rights activists slam gender bias, say false charges cast shadow on genuine cases Other results: Third place tie Don Bosco (Matunga) 4 (V Sawant, A Panthaky, M Singh, Z Anklesaria) beat St Stanislaus 2 (Clint Fds, Calvin D’Souza 1) via tie-breaker. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

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SPORT-AIFF 2 LAST

first_imgPatel said there has been a turnaround in the fortunes of Patel said there has been a turnaround in the fortunes of Indian football and this can be attributed to the emphasis placed on youth scouting, and the investment flowing into sectors such as grassroots development, infrastructure building and refurbishment. “There has been intense focus on these areas by the AIFF helped by the AFC. Corporates have started putting money into football over the last few years and this is starting to pay dividends,” he said. “The prime example is the historic run of three-year-old club Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup and the global appeal of the Indian Super League. Winning the Under-17 World Cup hosting rights has sparked the interest of the Indian government in the development of the sport. “Bengalurus historic feat of finishing as runner up in the AFC Cup and the fighting display of our Under-16 national team against traditional Asian powerhouses Saudi Arabia and UAE in Septembers AFC Under-16 Championships in Goa have illustrated that Indian football has begun to find its feet again,” said Patel. He said he was impressed by the passionate support shown by Indian expatriate community of Doha to Bengaluru FC during the AFC Cup final. “We believe Qatar are our natural partners in Asian football family and the AFC Cup final has illustrated this. Qatar has identified its Indian community as an important stakeholder of 2022 World Cup and more than 5,000 Indian expats were at the stadium to cheer Bengaluru FCs historic feat proving they are emotional stakeholders in Indian football as well.” PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Erdogan reiterates support for Arsenal star Ozil

first_imgTurkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the “racism” suffered by Mesut Ozil must never be repeated after the Arsenal star was forced to retire from the Germany national team.Ozil came under fire during the summer after posing for a picture with Erdogan in London last May.Following a disastrous World Cup in which defending champions Germany were knocked out at the group stage, Ozil called time on his international career, citing the “racism and disrespect” he had been subjected to due to his Turkish heritage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Erdogan has already jumped to the defence of the 29-year-old and has now called for an end to the persecution suffered by the playmaker.”Such racism must come to an end,” he said during his state visit to Germany.”Mesut Özil, who was born and raised in Germany, was expelled from the community because he took a picture in England. “I could hardly stand it as their president that these young people who made it to the national team, were ejected.”The photo which caused such outrage was taken during president Erdogan’s election campaign visit to London’s Turkey community earlier in the year.It exacerbated tensions between the two countries, with many German citizens being held in Turkey on political charges as part of Erdogan’s clamp down on free speech.Politicians and figures from the Germany Football Federation (DFB) criticised the move.Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan also posed for a picture with Erdogan, who he regards as “my president”.Ozil’s Turkish heritage originates from his grandparents, who immigrated from Germany, but felt he was treated like “an immigrant” by disgruntled fans of the team.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League 2017: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to tour live coverage of the first IPL 2017 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. (SCORECARD)23.56 IST: Shane Watson: I think we were slightly off with the ball and we did not get one big partnership while batting. We have got a lot of different combinations to last year. We are just running our combinations. I found a day or so ago (about leading the side). Hopefully I can lead the team better next time. I was confident enough (of chasing) as the pitch was good and especially with the firepower in our top six.RCB INNINGS:.@SunRisers win the 1st match of VIVO #IPL 2017 by 35 runs #SRHvRCB pic.twitter.com/9thkLCwMcF- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 201723.48 IST: That’s it! RCB are bowled out for 172 and SRH start their title defence with a superb 35-run win. A thoroughly clinical performance by the defending champions to start their title defence in style. Chasing an imposing target of 208, Bangalore’s top four all got breezy starts but nobody carried on to make a defining knock. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and although the run rate was in check most of the time, losing wickets hurt and eventually, the visitors ended well short of the target.Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Hyderabad bowlers. The others were slightly expensive but where the hosts scored was in taking regular wickets which ensured that the opposition could never really get away. The fielding deserves special mention too, with Cutting’s incredible run out of Jadhav being a massive moment in the game. Earlier in the evening, Hyderabad rode on Yuvraj’s majestic 62 that led the charge for them to post a massive total of 207.advertisement23.43 IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes again. RCB nine down. Slower one, angling in, Mills looks to go big. Mistimes his heave. The ball travels high in the night sky. Warner from long on, runs forward, stations himself underneath it and takes a superb catch. RCB 164/9 (18.5  overs) vs SRH 207/423.38 IST: WICKET! Ashish Nehra clean bowls Sreenath Aravind to bag his 100th wicket in the IPL. Perfect ball for a tailender. Bowls it full and quick on middle and leg, Araving backs away looking to make room for himself but is completely beaten by pace. The ball goes through to knock the leg pole. 52 runs needed of 14 balls. RCB 156/8 (17.4 overs) vs SRH 207/423.36 IST: WICKET! Shane Watson follows suit. Full toss around middle and off, dips onto Watson. He goes through with his heave but mistimes it high in the air towards covers, where Henriques completes a simple catch. That should be the final nail in coffin as from hereon the tail starts. RCB 156/7 (17.3 overs) vs SRH 207/423.31 IST: WICKET! Stuart Binny departs on 11. Slower back of a length delivery outside off, Binny goes for the slash but mistimes it. Yuvraj at backward point, moves to his left and takes a decent catch. Bhuvneshwar has his man and the Bangalore are in big, big trouble now. They need 54 off 19 balls now. RCB 154/6 (16.5 overs) vs SRH 207/423.29 IST: DROPPED! Naman Ojha drops Stuart Binny on 10 off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He calls for it and in the end spills it. Slower one, full outside off, Binny gets down on one knee and goes for a slog. Gets a top edge and the ball goes high in the air. Ojha gets under it but fails to grab it. That’s really poor from the keeper. A run is conceded. RCB 153/5 (16.2 overs) vs SRH 207/423.25 IST: SIX! Length delivery, angling in, Binny clears his front leg and clobbers it over mid-wicket fence for half a dozen. RCB 145/5 (15.2 overs) vs SRH 207/4#Watto with some much needed relief! Gets enough on to put Rashid away for six, #RCB 139/5 in 15 overs #SRHvRCB #PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 5, 201723.22 IST: SIX! RCB 139/5 (15 overs) vs SRH 207/423.17 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust and RCB are in big big trouble here. Baby crumbles under pressure. The required run rate is continuously climbing up and Baby trying to bring it down, departs in the process. RCB 128/5 (13.4 overs) vs SRH 207/423.13 IST: Time out taken. The last wicket has put Hyderabad on top. Bangalore are still in the game but don’t have much firepower left. A lot hinges on skipper Watson.23.12 IST: WICKET! Rashid Khan strikes again. Tossed up around off, Head kneels and goes for the slog again but mistimes it this time. Yuvraj is lurking beneath it at deep wide long on. He takes it comfortably and the dangerous Head has to walk back. Bangalore need 82 off 43 balls. Can their skipper take his team through now? RCB 126/4 (12.5 overs) vs SRH 207/4advertisement23.09 IST: FOUR! Full toss around middle, Head gets down on one knee and slogs it over mid-wicket and the ball crosses the fence.23.04 IST: WICKET! Jadhav run out Ben Cutting 30. He just took everyone by awe. Fuller length delivery outside off, Jadhav gets across, kneels down and paddles it over short fine leg. Two is the call from Jadhav. Cutting from deep square, runs to his right, picks the ball and aims at the striker’s end. Hurls a rocket throw and hits the stumps on the full. Jadhav seems struggling there and the umpire goes upstairs. The replays show that Jadhav was well short of ground. Can this be turning point of the game? As Jadhav was looking in a great nick. End of a crucial 56-run stand. RCB 116/3 (11.4 overs) vs SRH 207/422.59 IST: FOUR! Good awareness from Jadhav. He covers the stumps and helps the back of a length delivery over short fine leg for another boundary. He is on charge over here. Fifty-run partnership comes up between Head and Jadhav. RCB 110/2, chasing 20822.58 IST: FOUR! Loosener from Nehra. Sprays a full toss outside off, Jadhav tonks it over wide mid on for a boundary.22.54 IST: FOUR! ALMOST A CHANCE! Back of a length outside off from Henriques, Jadhav charges down the track and punches it up past Henriques who had no time to react for the caught and bowled. Mid off was up in the circle for the delivery and the ball goes well wide of the fielder to the fence.22.51 IST: FOUR! SMACKED! Fuller ball around off, Head clears his front leg and goes straight down the ground. Hits it very straight and to the right of the long on fielder who couldn’t get to it in time. Fierce strike and the Free Hit is capitalized upon by Head.22.49 IST: Full toss around middle, swung behind square on the leg side for a single. No ball given for height and that’s not the start Henriques would have wanted. Free Hit coming up!22.48 IST: Moises Henriques comes into the attack. 123 needed from 66 balls. Bangalore need some momentum in the chase, a partnership of substance.22.46 IST: SIX! GOOD STRIKE! Shortish around middle from Cutting, Jadhav goes across to pull it cleanly over deep mid-wicket. That’s a good strike from Kedar and it will give him a maximum.22.42 IST: Ben Cutting is back on!22.40 IST: FOUR! That’s a bad ball and it’s been punished. Rashid tries the quicker ball but the length is wrong. It’s a half-tracker and Jadhav pulls it over mid-wicket to find the fence. Easy pickings for the batsman.22.38 IST: FOUR! MUSCLED AWAY! Travis Head does pack a punch in his shots. Rashid Khan floats this one outside off, Head leans into it and mauls the drive through the covers. Good strike and it whistles away to the fence.22.35 IST: OUT! Deepak Hooda removes Gayle for 32. Hooda has his man and his captain Warner is absolutely pumped up. This is flatter outside off, Gayle looks to go down the ground but miscues it high towards wide long off. Warner had stationed himself precisely for this shot and takes the catch with ease near the fence. Massive wicket for the hosts and all of a sudden, the visitors are jolted in the run chase. RCB 60/2. Kedar Jadhav is the new man in, replacing Gayle.advertisement22.34 IST: SIX! KABOOM! Poor ball from Hooda and that’s vanished into the night skies. Full toss and Gayle charges down the track to loft it into the roof of the long off stands. What a mighty blow that is! Monstrous stroke from the big Jamaican!22.30 IST: OUT! BOWLED ‘EM! Maiden Indian T20 League wicket for Rashid Khan and what a start to his career. Wicket in his first over of his debut game and he is elated. So are his teammates as they needed a wicket badly. This is a slider around off, Mandeep makes room to cut but there isn’t much room for the shot. Gets an under edge that cannons on to the sticks. RCB 52/122.30 IST: FOUR! CREAMED! Very full and outgside off, Mandeep leans into it nicely and strokes it sweetly through cover to find the fence. Just pure timing on the shot!22.29 IST: Rashid Khan comes on to bowl.22.28 IST: FOUR! Gayle breaks the shackles. Manages to connect the heave this time and sends it over mid-wicket to find the fence. Still a good over from Cutting.Sunrisers Hyderabad in two successive #IPL games208/7 in 20 in 2016207/4 in 20 in 2017RCB 200/7 in 20 in 2016Tonight?#SRHvRCB- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 5, 201722.8 IST: SIX! THERE HE GOES AGAIN! Gayle is teeing off folks. Fuller and on off stump, he clobbers it over wide long on for a biggie. Didn’t seem to have struck that with great power but at his build, he doesn’t have to!22.16 IST: SIX! M-A-S-S-I-V-E! That’s a Gayle special. Fullish around off, it’s in that arc for him to swing it deep into the mid-wicket stands. That went plenty of rows back into the crowd. Mammoth blow!22.16 IST: FOUR! CLEAN STRIKE! Slower ball around middle, Mandeep clears his front leg and picks the variation well to launch it over wide long on. One bounce into the ad hoardings. He is looking in good touch.22.14 IST: FOUR! Gayle finds the fence! Shortish around middle, he gets across a touch and plays a one-legged lap wide of the diving Kumar at short fine leg. That races away to the fence.22.13 IST: THAT WAS CLOSE! Fullish and just outside off, swerving in a touch as Gayle goes for the big booming drive down the ground. He misses and the ball just goes past off pole.22.08 IST: FOUR! Better stroke! Shortish and wide outside off, Mandeep Singh steers it behind point and finds the fence. It was timed to so well that third man had no chance of cutting it off. RCB 11/0 (1 over) vs SRH 207/422.07 IST: FOUR! CLOBBERED! Full and on middle, Mandeep his clear front leg and heaves it over wide mid on. Makes good connection and finds the fence.22.04 IST: Welcome back for the chase. Bangalore need a strong start to make a strong fist of this big target. Make no mistake, even without some key players, they do have the firepower. Won’t be easy against a potent Hyderabad bowling. Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh to open the batting. Ashish Nehra takes the new ball..SRH INNINGS21.50 IST: That’s it! That’s an explosive start to the season. SRH post a massive 207/4. A fantastic batting performance by Hyderabad after being put into bat. They did lose skipper David Warner early but the 2nd wicket stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques set the innings up nicely. In the partnership, the latter was the aggressor as the innings gained momentum. However, the man who stole the show was Yuvraj Singh with a hurricane innings, smashing the bowlers left, right and center en route to a 27-ball 62! Ben Cutting and Deepak Hooda threw their bat around to take the score past the psychological 200-run mark.BCCI Photo21.42 IST: WICKET! Yuvraj Singh bowled by Tymal Mills for 62 off 27 balls. Through Yuvraj’s defence. Bowls it on a good length outside off at 143 kph, Yuvraj is surprised by that and is beaten by pace. Goes through with his heave but is beaten all ends up. The ball goes through and clips the stumps and the bails fly away. What a knock it was from the veteran, 62 off 27 balls! Take a bow Yuvraj! SRH 190/4 (18.4 overs) vs RCB50 off just 23b for @YUVSTRONG12! #SRHvRCB #PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 5, 201721.37 IST: FIFTY! Yuvraj Singh reaches his 11th half-century with a four. Full outside off, Yuvraj bends his knees and creams it through point for a boundary. Gets to his fifty with that. This is Yuvi of the past. SRH 175/3 (17.3 overs) vs RCBFOUR! #Yuvi pulls that beautifully, calmly! #OrangeArmy #SRH #VIVOIPL #SRHvRCB- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 5, 201721.26 IST: IN THE AIR… BUT SAFE! Wrong one around leg, Yuvraj goes through with his whip. Gets a top edge and the ball lobs in the air but falls safely between Chahal and Watson in covers. A singles is taken. SRH 154/3 (15.5 overs) vs RCB21.21 IST: Time out has been taken. A badly needed breakthrough for Bangalore but they have a lot more work to do with Yuvraj on song.21.20 IST: WICKET! Moises Henriques falls soon after scoring his third fifty. Another good catch from Sachin Baby. Tossed up outside off, Henriques uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball. Looks to go big over long off but fails to middle it. The ball sails towards the long off fence where Baby takes a superbly well-judged catch at the edge of the fence. The umpires check for the no ball but Chahal is fine and Henriques has to walk back. That’s the end of a fancy 58-run stand off 29 balls. SRH 151/3 (15.2 overs) vs RCB21.17 IST: FIFTY! Slower back of a length delivery around leg, angling away, Henriques clears his front leg and pulls this over mid-wicket for another maximum. The ball are just flying into the stands. Reaches to his fifty with that. What a knock it has been!21.15 IST: SIX! Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj latches onto it in a flash. Pulls it hard over mid-wicket for a huge maximum. Yuvraj is keeping the crowd on their feet.21.08 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj makes full use of his drop. Pulls this back of a length delivery over mid-wicket for another boundary. Moves to 31 off 13.The Gentlemans Game – #SpiritofCricket at #IPL @YUVSTRONG12 & @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/K49u4Ns8Vd- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 201721.06 IST: DROPPED! That’s really poor from Aravind. Banged in short, angling in, Yuvraj goes for the hook. Isn’t in control of it and the ball goes straight to Aravind at deep backwards square leg. It’s a simple chance and Aravind makes mess of it. A single is taken. How costly can that prove to be?21.06 IST: Yuvraj Singh hammers Aniket Choudhary for 18 before being dropped in 26.20.58 IST: Delicate touch! Yuvraj Singh off the mark. Length delivery, angling away, Yuvraj just ramps it fine to third man. Mills the fielder there fumbles and the batsmen take another couple. SRH 95/2 (10.5 overs) vs RCB20.54 IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan departs after a blazing 40 off 31. The change works for Bangalore. Dhawan tries to take on Binny and charges down the wicket to this length delivery. Goes through with his heave but doesn’t connect it cleanly. It flies towards long on, where Baby runs to his left and takes a well-judged catch with a reverse cup. That’s a good breakthrough for Bangalore. End of a 74-run stand! SRH 93/2 (10.3 overs) vs RCBPlayers involved in most #IPL match victories 88 S Raina83 MS Dhoni77 Y Pathan76 R Sharma75 G Gambhir74 R Jadeja73 D Karthik#SRHvRCB- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 5, 201720.48 IST: DHAWAN SURVIVES! It’s pacy bumper and he gets a top edge on the pull. It’s go high in the air to mid on. Lands safe and they get a single.20.45 IST: Time out taken. Excellent start for Hyderabad despite losing their skipper early. Both batsmen looking ominous, Bangalore badly need a wicket.Remember the time – @Bazmccullum and @KKRiders #IPL pic.twitter.com/GaWGtupgnO- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 201720.39 IST: JUST SAFE! Chahal bowls this wider outside off on seeing Dhawan giving the charge. The southpaw goes through with the stroke and just lifts it over a leaping Watson at extra cover. It goes to the deep for a brace.20.38 IST: SIX! SMOKED! Flatter outside off, Henriques steps out to that one and lofts it way over long on for a massive maximum. That’s a towering strike from the Australian to his fellow countryman. SRH 73/1 (7.4 overs) vs RCB20.37 IST: Another bowling change. Travis Head comes into the attack now.20.30 IST: FOUR! FOURTH BOUNDARY OF THE OVER! Dhawan is on fire! Shortish around middle, swivels and controls the pull over backward square leg. Fine placement and that’s another boundary to the opener. What a start this is for the hosts!20.28 IST: FOUR! SHOT! Dhawan wants to unsettle Watson. Charges down the track to a length ball and blasts it straight back past the bowler. The ball races away to the long off fence for a boundary.20.27 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Watson starts with a length ball on middle and leg, Dhawan gets across to that one and lobs it cleanly over backward square leg. Used the pace of the bowler well to get a boundary.20.25 IST: FOUR! HAMMERED! Shortish around middle, Henriques sits on the back foot and nails the pull through square leg. Terrific strike and the ball races to the fence for a boundary. He is looking in good touch.20.22 IST: COMEDY OF ERRORS! Flatter and a touch short outside off, Henriques punches it off the back foot towards deep cover for a single. He wanted the second run and was charging down the track. Dhawan called initially but then said no. Henriques kept charging and then had very little chance to get back in time. However, the throw is at the wrong end although Jadhav had chance to fire a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Henriques puts in a dive but would have been gone had that hit.20.19 IST: Times for some spin. First bowling change for RCB as Yuzvendra Chahal comes on to bowl.20.14 IST: FOUR! HAMMERED! Short and wide outside off, Henriques seizes on the width and cuts it powerfully through point to find the fence. SRH 23/1 in 2 overs20.13 IST: OUT! GONE! Choudhury has his revenge and it’s a massive strike this! Not a wicket-taking ball, it’s short and wide outside off but Warner ends up steering it uppishly straight to a leaping Mandeep Singh at backward point. Soft dismissal and the Bangalore camp are elated. They know how big this wicket is. MOISES HENRIQUES walks out to bat. 20.10 IST: SIX! THAT’S HUGE! Warner takes full tolls of the Free Hit! Back of a length outside off, he gets underneath it and muscles it high over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. That went high and deep into the crowd.20.10 IST: Length ball around leg stump, nudged deftly down the leg side to the right of Jadhav who stops it well. Oh no, the debutant has overstepped. Tragedy for the young man so early in his spell. Free Hit coming up.20.09 IST: FOUR! UP AND OVER! Full and outside off, in the slot for Warner and he lifts it easily over mid off. Goes to the fence on a few bounces. Cannot bowl there to this man, he’ll massacre you.20.08 IST: The debutant, Aniket Choudhary to share the new ball.20.04 IST: FOUR! FINDS THE FENCE! Warner is off and running. Another back of a length ball outside off from Mills, almost similar to the first ball but this time Warner times the back foot punch to perfection. Splits the gap at cover to find the fence. SRH 7/0 in 1 over19.59 IST: Right then, we are all set to get underway. The players and umpires are making their way out to the middle. David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting for Hyderabad. It shall be Tymal Mills to take the new ball for Bangalore. A lone slip in place. Here we go!19.56 IST: RCB all set for their match against SRH..@RCBTweets are all set for their match against @SunRisers at Hyderabad #IPL #SRHvRCB pic.twitter.com/ZJGevU4GoS- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 201719.48 IST: TEAMS!Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra ChahalSunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra19.32 IST: TOSS! Shane Watson wins the toss and Royal Challengers Bagalore will bowl first vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan makes debut for SRH. Tymal Mills and Aniket Choudhary debut for RCB.#SpiritofCricket at #IPL – #Viratkohli & #davidwarner pic.twitter.com/dUevlFhJoI- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2017Best of Luck @TomMoodyCricket and @SunRisers in your title defence of @IPL #BringItHome @davidwarner31 #WalesisWatching- Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) April 5, 2017The original #IPL iconic players are here to kickstart the proceedings – @sachin_rt @VVSLaxman281 @SGanguly99 @virendersehwag pic.twitter.com/eFdD8TkCll- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 201718.35 IST: IPL 2017 opening ceremony gets underway with a musical performance. (Opening Ceremony Highlights)Everyone’s eager to grab a seat in the ultimate encounter against RCB. How are you all preparing yourselves? #IPL #OrangeArmy pic.twitter.com/uFEZaQJJ5I- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 5, 2017#RCBCheerfie @RCBTweets #GioneeRCB #Playbold #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/WdsJrHnLx5- ankit loya (@Ankit_loya) April 5, 2017Looking forward to a positive start 2 IPL 2017.I am sure @SunRisers will play to its potential&get the desired result.Good luck #orangearmy- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 5, 2017Looking forward to the Afghan boys playing and rolling their arm over today,groundbreaking . Fab picks by @SunRisers #VIVOIPL2017- Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) April 5, 2017The Indian Premier League has turned 10. Since its inception in 2008, the glittering T20 tournament has found a resonance with the masses in India and players overseas. The IPL today, is easily the most-loved shortest format tournament in the world and players from all over the world want to be a part of it. (It means a lot to be defending champions: Warner to India Today)Game day, looking forward to our first @IPL match, boys all geared up and ready to fire! Get behind the #orangearmy @SunRisers #SRHvRCB- Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) April 5, 2017From record-breaking batsmen to wicket-taking bowlers to spectacular fielding efforts, the IPL has seen it all. In nine seasons so far, 578 matches have been played and 42 hundreds scored. Virat Kohli scored four of those last year alone during a record-shattering season where he amassed 973 runs.All set for tonight game against Hyderabad ??? #RCB #PlayBold?? #JaiMataDi?????? pic.twitter.com/yX0uEpA1Bm- yuZvendra Chahal23 (@yuzi_chahal) April 5, 2017Unfortunately, for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he won’t feature in the opening game against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB will also be without the services of Lokesh Rahul, AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan. (Cricketers have become more stylish since IPL started: Vidya to India Today)SRH, on the other hand, have no such fitness concerns. Led by David Warner, they also have the explosive Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh and the classy Kane Williamson in their ranks. The bowling line-up is not bad either with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashsh Nehra, Barinder Sran. Bangladesh pacer Mushtafizur Rahman, however, will not feature in the opening clash. (RCB will be weak without Kohi, AB, Rahul: Ganguly to India Today)SRH have also included two dangerous T20 operators from Afghanistan and all eyes will be on the young Rashid Khan.However, teams would underestimate RCB, even without Kohli, ABD and Rahul, at their own peril. They still have in their ranks the likes of Chris Gayle and Shane Watson and either man can turn a game on its head. (Showman Kohli missing, IPL 2017 to kick-off without some big stars)Watson will lead RCB in the absence of Kohli and de Villiers and it will be interesting to see where he bats. He had opened for Australia against India in a T20 International last year and responded with a majestic hundred. Will he partner Gayle at the top?Despite the many odds RCB face against a well-settled SRH, it promises to be a cracker of an opening game between two IPL heavyweights. Two Australian captains are bound to create plenty of sparks in the middle and it will be interesting to see how their men react.last_img read more

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New Infographic: Why Recurring Giving Matters

first_imgHow important is recurring giving to your organization? We examined recurring donations across Network for Good’s platform and found that donors who set up a recurring gift gave an average of 42% more per year than those who only gave a one-time gift. In line with stats from our Digital Giving Index, we also saw that donors were 31% more likely to set up a recurring gift on a branded donation page vs. a generic giving experience. Check out the full infographic for more:For more tips on recurring giving, check out our new eBook, A Nonprofit’s Guide to Recurring Giving. Download it for free to learn how organizations are making the most of recurring giving and how you can set up your own monthly giving goldmine.What’s your organization’s recurring giving strategy? Tell us your ideas in the comments below and we’ll share your tips in an upcoming post.last_img read more

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How to wake up early and stay alert

first_imgAs we know, not everyone can be a morning person.Alas, sometimes you have a flight to catch, a test to take, a meeting to attend…or you’ve forgotten what the sun looks like. And you miss it.For those of us who might be night owls, or even sloths, here are some neat tricks to get you up early and staying alert… without caffeine.Do what you can to get a good night’s sleep.A good night’s rest is crucial to your ability to wake up in the morning. For some tips on that, here are a bunch of posts we’ve done on sleep!8 tips to fall asleep faster and sleep deeperWeird sleep habits? How to sleep and stay productiveHow to get ahead restingWhy cherries help you sleep(We even have a whole Hive devoted to sleep. Check it out here.)So once you think you’ve mastered the art of sleeping, or if you haven’t but you have an 8 am conference call anyway,Set a gradual alarm.A gentle alarm is much nicer to wake up to than a BRAAAP BRAAAP BRAAAP. It could be your favorite song on a radio clock, or an app like Sleepcycle, which is what I use.If it’s way too late for you to salvage your night, try to schedule your rest in 1.5 hour increments. That’s how long a sleep cycle usually is, so if you stack them, you won’t wake yourself up in the middle of deep sleep. And stop worrying about how little sleep you’re getting! Just zone out and count some sheep.Drink a glass of water when you wake up, first thing in the morning.Friends, this is the most important lesson I can ever impart to you. Drink. Water. You know how you wake up feeling like a desiccated husk of your former self, eyes scratchy, lips chapped? That’s dehydration! After a glass of water you’ll be feeling lush and lovely and way more awake. And keep it up: staying hydrated does wonders for your mind and body.Open your shades!Our internal clocks are regulated by sunlight. If you find yourself sleeping in, it could be because your bedroom isn’t getting enough sun. In general, making sure you get lots of sunlight will keep you alert and happy.Have a good breakfast.I know, I know, you’ve heard this before. But breakfast really is the most important meal of the day– you have to feed yourself to get ready for all the work you’re going to do! It doesn’t have to be an extravagant omelet, but you’ll feel a lot better with some food in your tummy.Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a memberPut together a playlist to boost your mood.Self explanatory. Fail-proof cheer. Or wake up and blast one of your favorite CDs. I’ve been listening to Gold Panda’s Lucky Shiner album lately.Get moving. A brisk walk does wonders.It gets the blood flowing, it gets your heart pumping, and it really does wake you up. Doing a few stretches when you wake up can have the same effect. If you find yourself getting drowsy at work, do a lap around your block and you’ll come back bright-eyed and ready to go.Give your eyes a break.Maybe you’re trying to get some work done but you’re nodding off. If you spend your day staring at screens, give your eyes a break and let them focus on something else. You’ll reduce the strain on your eyes and also wake yourself up.Nibble on some snacks.Nuts, fruit, or anything else high in nutrients. I really like baby carrots because they have a satisfying crunch. Sweets might perk you up momentarily, but they’ll leave you feeling sluggish later.Take a break! Switch up your tasks.Switching your tasks sounds like multitasking, but it’s always good to work on new things with fresh eyes. And your brain will appreciate thinking in a different direction, too!Try the 45-15 rule to get the most out of your time: 45 minutes on work, 15 minutes on other little mindless tasks, like phone calls, emails, or even washing dishes.So there you have it, freelancers. Some tips to kickstart your day and keep you going. Got any tips for staying awake or waking up? Share them in our Hive, How do you plan your day?Larissa Pham is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a reformed night owl who used to only ever see the sun rise if she stayed up late.last_img read more

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Skip Bayless: This Team Has ‘All The Components’ To Beat Alabama

first_imgSkip Bayless speaking on ESPN.Michigan’s national title hopes seemed dead in the water after their opening weekend loss at Notre Dame. The Wolverines were going to have to run the table, not an easy task against what looked like a daunting schedule.Fast forward almost two months later and Michigan is now 7-1. The Wolverines have beaten Michigan State and smoked Wisconsin with Penn State and Ohio State still on the docket. An 11-1 regular season isn’t out of the question.If Michigan wins the Big Ten with only one loss, they will undoubtedly get into the College Football Playoff. But FS1’s Skip Bayless is thinking they can go beyond that. On Undisputed today, Bayless said Michigan has “all the components to beat Alabama.”Defense was Skip’s major reason for touting UM’s chances against the Crimson Tide.“I know Alabama with Tua [Tagovailoa] at quarterback is flying high as any college team I can remember in all my years of watching college football. They are dominating in ways I’ve never seen before,” said Bayless, who picked Michigan as his national champ before the season. “Michigan right now is No. 1 in pass defense in college football. Don Brown is the best defensive coordinator in college football and he just proves it year after year. But not only are they first in pass defense, they’re first in overall yards allowed. It’s a really good defense that can do lots of things. It can cover and it can really rush the passer.”You can see all of Bayless’ comments below:”The more I watch @UMichFootball the more I believe what I told you before the season started. Michigan has all the components to beat Alabama.” — @RealSkipBayless pic.twitter.com/pefADNb3e4— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 24, 2018On one hand, Michigan might have the best defense in the country, and would very likely be the best defense Alabama faces all season. Their defensive line, especially if Rashan Gary can come back, would be able to generate pressure on Tua.However, Michigan’s offense has turned in 17 points against Notre Dame (really 10 because one touchdown came on a kickoff return) and 21 against Michigan State, both quality defensive units. This might not be the most dominant Alabama defense Nick Saban has had, but it is good enough and possesses its customary NFL talent.Can Michigan score enough to stem the Tide? Even slowing down Alabama could mean giving up 24-27 points, which means Michigan would have to get 28-30 to win. That would be a tough task.last_img read more

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A Top QB Recruit Has Announced He’s De-Committing

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The top quarterback recruit in the state of Hawaii is back on the market.Dillon Gabriel, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the state, announced on Twitter this morning that he’s de-committed from Army.“I want to thank coach Sean and coach Monken for believing in me and giving me an opportunity,” Gabriel wrote Twitter. “After much thought and prayer, I have made the decision to de-commit from Army and open myself up to other recruitment opportunities. I wish the Army football program all the best.”I have de-committed and I am opening up my recruitment! pic.twitter.com/8n9O0WR9Wz— Dillon Gabriel ⚡️ (@_dillongabriel_) November 11, 2018Gabriel has seen his stock rise in recent months, as he’s starting to pile up some major scholarship offers.The quarterback recruit reportedly has interest from both Georgia and UCF.The left-handed product threw for 3,376 yards and 37 touchdowns during his senior season.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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India vs Australia: Marcus Harris furious with himself after missing maiden Test hundred

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Marcus Harris furious with himself after missing maiden Test hundredBrief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178). Australia 236 for 6 (Harris 79, Handscomb 28 not out, Cummins 25 not out, Kuldeep 3 for 71). Australia trail India by 386 runs. Marcus Harris once again got out after getting a good start on Day 3 of the Sydney Test on Saturday.advertisement India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 16:08 IST Marcus Harris got out against the run of play right after the lunch break (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS4th Test Day 3, brief scores: Australia 236/6, trail India (622 for 7 declared) by 386 runs. Marcus Harris (79), Kuldeep Yadav (3 for 71)Marcus Harris top-score for Australia on Day 3 with a 120-ball 79Harris’s score is the highest by an Aussie in the series till now4th Test, Day 3 Scores(Full scorecard)Brief scores:India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178)Australia 236 for 6 (Harris 79, Handscomb 28 not out, Cummins 25 not out, Kuldeep 3 for 71)Australia trail India by 386 runsAustralia opener Marcus Harris looked set to get his maiden Test hundred in the ongoing match against India but a loose shot right after the lunch break saw him getting out which triggered a collapse in the batting order.Harris had played an error-free innings till then and was well set on 79 before he played on a short delivery outside off-stump from Ravindra Jadeja and went back to the pavilion. After his dismissal, Australia collapsed from 128 for 2 to 198 for 6 before Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins steadied the ship and took the hosts to 236 for 6 at stumps on Day 3.Harris was seen having a long chat with Australia head coach Justin Langer after he got out and went back to the dressing room.”I was disappointed not to get a hundred but it was good to spend some time in the middle,” Harris told reporters.”I’d been playing positively against the spinners and got out with a half-arsed shot so probably a bit disappointed with myself more than anything,” he added.Marcus Harris explains his chat with coach JL after being dismissed on day three #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/BqUsQIqbDPcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 5, 2019The surface that India’s batsmen had feasted on for two days was still offering little for the bowlers and the hosts will be cursing themselves for some soft dismissals after a 72-run opening stand.advertisement”I got a start, a few of us got a start but none of us went on to make a big score, so it’s pretty simple to work out what went wrong.”We’re a young group and we’re trying to work it out and we’re playing against the number one side in the world, so it’s not an easy thing to do.”We’ve definitely had opportunities to make hundreds in the series, it’s been execution or a few other funny ways that people have got out, so that’s it really,” Harris said.The hosts still have a very long way to go and trail India by another 386 runs in the first innings with just four wickets in hand.The tourists, who declared on 622-7 late on Friday, only need a draw to claim a first series win Down Under and Australia’s hopes of salvaging anything from the match faded with the loss of five wickets after lunch.Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaun Marsh and Travis Head were all dismissed in the second session, before captain Tim Paine followed shortly after the tea break.Peter Handscomb, unbeaten on 28, and fast bowler Pat Cummins, who had made 25, were at the crease when bad light stopped play at a Sydney Cricket Ground swathed in pink for the McGrath Foundation breast cancer support charity day.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Australia’s batting just not up to Test standards at the moment: Mark WaughAlso Read | Shane Warne advises Kuldeep Yadav before Chinaman bowler’s 3-wicket haulAlso Read | I don’t believe in mystery, focussed on sticking to basics, says Kuldeep YadavFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Marcus HarrisFollow Sydney TestFollow Sydney Cricket GroundFollow Ravindra Jadejalast_img read more

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French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal tops Roger Federer in straight sets to reach final

first_imgFrench Open 2019: Rafael Nadal tops Roger Federer in straight sets to reach finalFrench Open 2019: World No. 2 Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in the semi-finals to continue his bid for a record-extending 12th title.advertisement Associated Press ParisJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 19:39 IST Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer to reach French Open final (AP Photo)Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros.Nadal has never lost a semifinal at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. Never lost a final, either.And he’s never lost to Federer in Paris, improving to 6-0. Overall, Nadal leads their series 24-15. Federer had won their past five meetings, but those were all on hard courts.It’s a whole different task to take on Nadal on clay, in general, and at the French Open, in particular, where his one victory away from a 12th championship, which would be more than any man or woman has won at any of the Grand Slam tournaments.In Sunday’s final, the No. 2-seeded Nadal will take on either No. 1 Novak Djokovic or No. 4 Dominic Thiem.This was the first time since 2011 the four top-seeded men were in the semifinals at Roland Garros.Like so many times before, it was Nadal’s topspin-heavy lefty forehand, his relentless ball-chasing and his return game that gave Federer fits.Frustrated the guy so much that the generally stoic Federer smacked a tennis ball toward the stands after getting broken to trail 2-1 in the third set.It would soon be over.Federer, who was playing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, hadn’t lost a set through five victories over the past two weeks. With an aggressive, head-to-the-net style, he had been broken a total of only four times by those opponents.advertisementNadal easily exceeded that in a span of three sets across less than 2½ hours, winning 6 of 13 return games.The 37-year-old Federer, whose 20 Grand Slam titles are a record for a man, was serenaded off the court by spectators’ chants of his first name. He raised his right arm for a quick wave as he walked away perhaps for the final time. He missed the tournament in 2016 with a bad back, then skipped it the next two years to prepare for grass and hard courts.He looked quite good in his return, until running into his old nemesis.Also Read | French Open 2019: Teenager Vondrousova beats Konta to reach finalAlso Read | French Open 2019: Noavk Djokovic sets semi-final clash with Dominic ThiemAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow French Open semisFollow French Open 2019Follow Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Nextlast_img read more

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PM Hands Over Computers to Students, Nurses and Libraries

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Friday (March 23), handed over 60 Lenovo laptop computers valued at approximately US$65,000 to the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) and secondary and tertiary students.The provision, being made for the second year, is as a result of partnership involving Mr. Holness, through the Office of the Prime Minister;  Lenovo, which is one of the largest global suppliers of computers; and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), a leading manufacturer of microchips for computers.The NAJ and NLS each received 10 computers, while the remainder were presented to the students, who reside and attend secondary and tertiary institutions in Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine.Mr. Holness, in his address during the brief presentation ceremony at Jamaica House, welcomed the collaboration to facilitate the provisions.“It gives me great pleasure to be partnering with AMD and Lenovo… (and) to say… how much it means to us, the Government of Jamaica… that these two companies are exhibiting incredible corporate social responsibility in providing these computers to the people of Jamaica,” he said.He expressed the hope that the partnership will be extended, with other computer manufacturers coming on board to ensure that important segments of the society can benefit.Wolmer’s Boys’ School upper sixth-form student, Renardo Facey, who was among the beneficiaries, said that “in this day and age, if you don’t have access to a certain level of technology, you are actually at a disadvantage”.“So, on behalf of all the beneficiaries, I just want to extend gratitude to all the sponsors and everyone who worked to make this initiative possible,” he added.Managing Director of RMP and Associates Limited, the local distributor of Lenovo laptops, Reece Kong, noted that Lenovo and AMD have been involved in Jamaica’s educational development over the last two years.“We are very happy to be a part of this event (and) look forward to further association. We know that these machines are going to go into deserving hands and that everybody is going to be happy with (them),” he said.Also expressing gratitude were Members of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew and South St. Catherine, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness and Fitz Jackson, respectively;  NAJ President, Carmen Johnson; and Acting Director General of the JLS, Maureen Thompson.last_img read more

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P&O Ports to Turn Around Small and Medium-Sized Ports

first_imgzoom The government of Dubai has launched a new port operator named P&O Ports.The company is a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and will operate as a separate entity to DP World, focusing its business on the operation of small to medium-sized, multi-purpose ports worldwide.HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of PCFC, said that P&O Ports had signed MOUs to enter into preliminary talks with the governments of Madagascar, the Port of Berbera in the Republic of Somaliland and Albania to enhance their port infrastructure, the Gulf Business reports.According to him, the establishment of the company will pave way for a ‘turnaround’ of small to medium-sized ports that were congested and prone to delays due to inefficient management cutting waiting times by 50% to 60%.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Adult Learners Graduate in Valley

first_imgA high school diploma can be more than a piece of paper. ForSandra Phlen of the Annapolis Valley, the Nova Scotia high schooldiploma for adults is a symbol of her growing confidence andself-respect. Sandra is one of 35 students graduating today, June 9, andThursday, June 10 after completing the Adult Learning Program atthe Annapolis Valley and Kingstec campuses of the Nova ScotiaCommunity College (NSCC). “Completing the adult learning program at NSCC has been aphenomenal opportunity for me,” said Sandra. “Everyone sees thechanges in my confidence and self-respect. I stand up now forwhat I think and believe.” In the fall, Sandra will return to the college for theinformation technology program. The Adult Learning Program is supported by the Nova Scotia Schoolfor Adult Learning, which funds and co-ordinates a range ofeducation programs for adults wanting to improve their readingand math skills or complete their high school diplomas. “Through the School for Adult Learning, Nova Scotians can returnto learning and help pave the way to a brighter future forthemselves and their families,” said Education Minister JamieMuir. “The school is part of our effort to ensure people get theskills they need to succeed at home, at work and in thecommunity.” The School for Adult Learning is funded by the departments ofEducation and Community Services. “Ensuring NSCC is accessible to all Nova Scotians who want topursue formal learning is key to the province’s economic,community and social development — that is what the AdultLearning Program represents,” said Mike Smith, NSCC’s dean ofaccess. “By creating a welcoming and supportive learningenvironment to acquire a high school diploma, adults can accessnew possibilities, and achieve a new foundation for futuresuccesses. NSCC is proud to partner with the Department ofEducation in this progressive initiative that will improve thelives of many Nova Scotians.” More than 400 Nova Scotians are graduating this month with thehigh school diploma for adults. This year, more than 4,100 NovaScotians were enrolled in programs supported by the School forAdult Learning at more than 170 sites across the province. Theprograms for adults are delivered by the Nova Scotia CommunityCollege, Université Sainte-Anne, five regional school boards andcommunity-based learning organizations. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is part of theprovincial government’s Skills Nova Scotia initiative, whichinvolves training and skills upgrading, from basic literacy tothe use of the most sophisticated technologies.last_img read more

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Super Emergency for past 5 years Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Describing the tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term (2014-19) as a period of “Super Emergency”, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged to put up a fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country.On the eve of the Emergency called by Indira Gandhi in 1975, 44 years ago, Banerjee tweeted: “Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country.” Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaDuring the 19-month period from June 26, 1975 to March 21, 1977, internal emergency was declared across the country. The official order was issued by the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under Article 352 of the Indian Constitution because of internal disturbances primarily. During this period, elections were suspended and civil liberties curtailed. Indira Gandhi’s political opponents were imprisoned and the press was censored while mass sterilization campaigns were launched by Sanjay Gandhi. It was the most controversial period in the history of Independent India. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIn the past one year, Mamata Banerjee has said over and again that a condition of “Super Emergency” has been imposed by the BJP government in the country. All democratic organisations have lost their independence. She had repeatedly urged all the Opposition parties to get united against the saffron party in the recently concluded general elections. However, the grand alliance that was born at the Brigade Parade Ground rally did not take off well because of differences among the allies. Though the Opposition could not do well in the Lok Sabha election, Banerjee put up a lone battle against BJP’s scheme to take away the independence of the institutions. Earlier, she had alleged that the Election Commission of India was not listening to complaints lodged by the Opposition parties, be it tampering of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) or circulating money by BJP flouting all norms to win votes. She had also alleged that democratic institutions like CBI, DRI etc have lost their credibility and have been used by the BJP to scare the opponents. Political experts said Banerjee’s tweet on the eve of Emergency is an attempt to unite all the like-minded parties and people to put up a strong fight to safeguard the sanctity of the democratic institutions. It also reflects her apprehension that BJP will intensify its control over the institutions because of its numerical supremacy in Parliament.last_img read more

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New Brunswick firefighters set to help battle wildfires in British Columbia

first_imgFREDERICTON – A crew of 21 firefighters from New Brunswick is headed across the country to help battle forest fires in British Columbia.At least 220 fires are burning and more than 8,500 people have been forced from their homes, including about 1,500 ordered out of 100 Mile House, B.C., on Sunday night.Julien Bourque of Rogersville, N.B., said he’s anxious to provide “boots on the ground.”“They have quite a few fires there and seem pretty busy so they need help from other provinces,” he said.This is the fourth year in a row Bourque has been dispatched to fight fires in other provinces.He and Hayley Hallihan of Miramichi, N.B., spent part of last summer fighting fires that ravaged Alberta.Hallihan spent two weeks battling the fires around Fort McMurray and she said she is prepared for what she will face in British Columbia.“It’s going to be pretty hectic out there, but I guess we’ll be working long days and lugging a lot of hose around and doing whatever they need us to do,” she said.This will be Hallihan’s fifth time going to Western Canada to help fight fires, but she says this one is a bit personal.“I know some people out there who have had some difficulty like having their properties burn down, so it feels great to go out and help and do what we can,” she said.Roger Collet, New Brunswick’s fire prevention officer, said all 21 New Brunswickers going to B.C. will be working the fire lines.“When they get there they will be briefed and then assigned to work on a fire,” he said. “They’ll be there to help out no matter where they’re asked to go.”The New Brunswickers are among about 300 firefighters being sent to British Columbia from other parts of the country.The Canadian Armed Forces is already helping residents affected by evacuations and airlifting emergency workers and equipment.last_img read more

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Quebec professional orders ask province to challenge assisted dying law

first_imgMONTREAL — Six Quebec professional orders are calling on the province to challenge the constitutionality of federal legislation on medical assistance in dying.The orders representing physicians, nurse, lawyers, pharmacists, notaries and social workers issued a statement Tuesday saying the status of the law urgently needs clarification.They are asking the Quebec ministers of justice and of health to begin the process of submitting a reference to the Quebec Court of Appeal without delay. The orders said it is a matter of protecting fundamental rights for all.“The right to die with dignity is a societal issue of primary importance that involves an able person’s right to self-determination and the right to human dignity guaranteed by the (federal and Quebec rights) charters,” the statement said.A key point of contention is the requirement in the federal law that a natural death be “reasonably foreseeable” for someone to receive medical aid in dying, which critics say excludes many people with incurable suffering.Paul-Matthieu Grondin, head of Quebec’s law society, said the federal law needs to be challenged — and not Quebec’s similar legislation — because it is the federal law that defines what is a criminal act. “Everyone needs to know what is criminal or not,” Grondin said.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Will take call on Dhoni’s participation vs DC: Fleming

first_imgChennai: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming Tuesday said captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had been “pretty sick” last week and a call on his participation in the game against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday will be taken before the toss. “Dhoni is progressing and he’s been pretty sick during this week. We will make a call on him tomorrow. He is progressing which is good,” Fleming told reporters on eve of the game against Delhi Capitals. Dhoni didn’t take part in Tuesday’s training session and also missed the practice on Monday. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHe also said the performance in the game against Mumbai Indians (which CSK lost) on April 26 was not due to the couple of changes forced on the team with Dhoni being ruled out for the second time this season. “We had a couple of changes forced upon us in the last game, but the performance was not due to the fact that we had made those changes. We are more comfortable going into this game. We have been pretty good, from success-wise, here at Chepauk. “Sometimes, just getting jolted out of the rhythm can be a good thing. Coming down the business end of the tournament, there is a lot on the line each game, so we are well aware of getting the selections right. We want to be as consistent as possible,” he said. He added: “Faf’s been fine. Whenever he wears a singlet, means he is in good shape. Jadeja’s training well. They are definitely into consideration for tomorrow.”last_img read more

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